Enter Buddy’s Spooky Pet Photo Contest!

HallowenPetCostumeheader-151002101641Buddy and Beneva Flowers invite you to enter our annual Halloween pet costume photo contest. Just enter your best photo of your favorite costumed pet by November 2, for a chance to win one of three spooky prizes!

Grand Prize (1 winner):

One full month of doggy day care valued at over $500 (from Beverly Hills Dog) and
11″ x 14″ custom canvas of your winning photo (from Beneva Flowers)
$250 PetSmart gift card (from PetSmart) & Floral arrangement (from Beneva Flowers)

Runner Up (2 Winners):spookypet1

11″ x 14″ custom canvas of your winning photo (from Beneva Flowers)

Don’t forget when ordering from Beneva Flowers & Gifts that you can have 5% of your order donated to the Humane Society of Sarasota County, Big Cat Habitat, Kickapoo Rescue, Inc. or the Racing Dog Rescue Project.

Make sure to spread the word to friends and family on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. “Like” us on Facebook and stay up to date on all special events and contests! Remember to use the hashtag: #spookypet.

How Do I Enter?

1) Visit www.Beneva.com

2) Make sure you are a registered member of Beneva.com. Not a member? Signing up is easy, free and full of benefits for you! Simply locate the “Register Button” at the top of the page.spookypet3

3) Click the “Submit Your Photo!” button located in the menu. Follow the steps provided and you’re on your way!

4) Start self-promoting! Use the provided link to show your photo to friends and families. Spread the word on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Get them to register and the more votes you can get the better chance you have to walk away with one of our grand prizes!

A Week of Celebration

35K-2It’s a week of celebration as Beneva Flowers reached a milestone by surpassing 35,000 likes on Facebook. We certainly love our fans, and a way of saying thanks we are giving away free flowers throughout the week to 35 lucky Facebook fans.

All it takes for a chance to win is a comment on our daily Facebook post telling us how you like to celebrate with flowers. We are choosing five new winners each day through Sunday, so be sure to comment every day to maximize your chances. Thank you for helping us reach 35K!

image2Lucky Lightning Winner

Rachel V. from Sarasota was the winner of Beneva Flowers’ Stanley Cup Finals hockey ticket contest. Rachel and a friend experienced a night they will never forget as they witnessed the Tampa Bay Lightning image1defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals in Tampa, Fla.

Despite losing her voice from cheering so hard for the Bolts, Rachel described the experience as “incredible” and “unforgettable.”

“Thank you for such an amazing Saturday night,” said Rachel. “I had the most amazing time at the game with my best friend and I am so grateful that Beneva Flowers made this exciting night possible.“ image3

Win Stanley Cup Tickets from Beneva Flowers!


The hottest tickets in town can be yours free by simply downloading floralapp and registering (keyword: Beneva) before 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 5. You can be there in person as the Tampa Bay Lightning host the Chicago Blackhawks in their quest to bring a second Stanley Cup to the Tampa Bay area.

The only other appearance for Lightning in the Stanley Cup finals happened in 2004 when they defeated the Calgary Flames for the lone championship in their 22-year history.

The winners will be announced via a floralapp notification on their mobile devices at 12:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 5. Customers who are already registered on Beneva’s floralapp are automatically entered in the drawing and do not need to take further action. Good Luck and Go Bolts!

Congratulations to Faith Gross, Sarasota’s Favorite Mom!

SarasotasFavoriteMom2015-FaithGross-1This Mother’s Day weekend is extra special for Faith Gross of Sarasota. She was enjoying spending time with her granddaughter on Saturday when she received a phone call letting her know that she had just been named the winner of the 2015 Sarasota’s Favorite Mom Contest. Faith didn’t even know that her daughter, Jennifer, had entered her in the contest, so it was a wonderful surprise to start the weekend.

Jennifer is one of Faith’s five children, which is remarkable considering the fact that Faith was told at a young age that she would never be able to have any children. But Faith has a pretty good track record of overcoming tremendous odds.

SarasotasFavoriteMom2015-FaithGross-2In 2014, Faith was diagnosed with cancer. Her faith, love, compassion, spirit and strength drove her to fight it head-on. No matter how sick the chemo treatments made her, the disease was no match for her unwavering sense of humor and her beaming smile.SarasotasFavoriteMom2015-FaithGross-5crop

Faith’s children and grandchildren are proud of the way she fought cancer, but more importantly they are proud of the role model she has been and the guidance she has always provided.

Beneva Flowers is honored to award the title of Sarasota’s Favorite Mom to such a remarkable woman, and present her with a special bouquet of flowers and a one-of-a-kind pendant from Milan’s Jewelry. Faith also received a gift card from Mattison’s, and will appear in an upcoming issue of SRQ Magazine.

Congratulations, Faith!


You Could Be Sarasota’s Favorite Mom for 2015!

The search is on once again for the Sarasota’s favorite mom! Beneva Flowers and Gifts, creator and sponsor of the 8th annual “Sarasota’s Favorite Mom” contest, in conjunction with SRQ Magazine and Milan Jewelry, is excited to once again host this annual Mother’s Day tradition.

This year’s grand prize winner will receive a custom-made pendant from Milan Jewelry, and a special Mother’s Day bouquet of flowers from Beneva. She will also be featured in SRQ Magazine. Other prizes include a spa gift basket from Spa Hollywood and dinner at Mattison’s City Grille. Nominations can be made from now until May 8, at: www.SarasotasFavoriteMom.com. Enter today for your chance to win the title of “Sarasota’s Favorite Mom.”

Beneva’s 12 Days of Christmas: Making YOUR Wish Come True

Residents of Sarasota will have the unique opportunity to have their Christmas wishes granted this year. Beneva Flowers and Gifts is now accepting wishes for their “Beneva’s 12 days of Christmas: Making YOUR wish come true. These wishes can be for anything.* When asked why Beneva Flowers is hosting this event, Art Conforti, owner, responded, “This season is about finding joy in the unexpected and we want to do our part by granting 12 people’s wishes before Christmas. It is our way of saying, ‘thank you’ for making us your favorite florist for the last 28 years.”

What do you have to do to enter?

To enter, stop by Beneva Flowers’ retail location (6980 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34238) and place your wish on the wishing tree. Winners will be announced daily on Beneva Flowers’ Facebook page starting December 13th and ending on December 24th, 2014.

*Wishes can be for anything under a $50 value.

Announcing This Year’s Halloween Pet Photo Contest Winners!




This year’s contest was a close race with a record breaking 25 entries. We had everything from popcorn pups, wonder woman cats and even the big bad wolf. We hope everyone enjoyed dressing up and had a wonderful holiday.

This year’s Grand Prize winner is…

Beverly Williams for her submission, “Lil Stinker”

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This is the second year in a row that Williams and her wired haired dachshund, Beemer, have won. When Beverly Williams stopped by the shop this week, we ask her how she picked this costume. Her response was that she thought hard about how to incorporate flowers into this year’s costume because, “Flowers mean so much to people. It is always a gratifying feeling when you can use them to brighten someone’s day.”

DSC_0408 We had two runner ups this year…

Cristina Valdesuso for her submission, “Chef Tucker” and Laura Bliskell for her submission, “Santa’s Little Helper”

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Thank you to all that participated! Now it is time to start planning costumes for next year’s contest.

Announcing our 7th Annual Halloween Pet Costume Photo Contest


We are excited to announce this year’s 7th annual Halloween Pet Costume Photo Contest!

To participate, you must submit a photo of your pet dressed in their ghoulish best then gather as many votes as possible for a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes by November 2, 2014.


Grand Prize (1 winner):

Beverly Hills Dog • 1 full month of doggy day care valued at over $500 & Beneva Flowers • 11 x 14 Custom Canvas of your Winning Photo (Local)


PetSmart • PetSmart $250 Gift Card & Beneva Flowers • Flower Arrangement (Non-Local)

Runner Up (2 Winners):

Beneva Flowers • 11 x 14 Custom Canvas of your Winning Photo

To enter for your chance to win:

1) You must be a resident of the Sarasota-Manatee County areas.
2) Go to the contest homepage.
3) Click the “Submit Your Photo!” button located in the menu above. Follow the steps provided and you’re on your way! Please note: You must be a Beneva.com member to play. It is easy, free and full of benefits.
4) Start self-promoting! Use the provided link to share your photo with friends and family. We suggest spreading the word on your social media pages, sending emails and recruiting your friends for help. The more votes you get the more likely you are to walk away with one of our fabulous prizes!

Don’t forget when ordering from Beneva Flowers & Gifts that you can have 5% of your order donated to the Humane Society of Sarasota County, Big Cat Habitat, Kickapoo Rescue, Inc. or the Racing Dog Rescue Project.


Annoucing 2014 Sarasota’s Favorite Mom Winner

Beneva Flowers is excited to announce Samantha Burt as this year’s Sarasota’s Favorite Mom! We had 17 entries total and would like to thank all of those who nominated their favorite mom.  Samantha was nominated by her best friend, Rachel Weston, a mother herself whose husband came home on Mother’s Day from Afghanistan to meet his son for the first time.  Samantha told us that it was her family and friends that really helped her win. Here’s a video of our very own, Art Conforti, interviewing Samantha.


The 1st and 2nd runners-up were Ruta Bobelis and Ashley Searolaski. All winners received flowers from Beneva Flowers. The first runner-up also received a two hour spa package from Francesca’s Salon & Spa. The grand prize winner, Samantha Burt, won a custom gold pendant from Milan Jeweler, dinner for 4 at Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion, transportation from Prime Time Limousine, a two hour spa package from Francesca’s Salon and Spa and a $50 Visa gift card.

Announcing New Contest: Throwback Thursday: Wedding Edition

Who loves Throwback Thursdays? We do and we want to see yours!

For the entire month of April we will be hosting our very first TBT contest called, “Throwback Thursday: Wedding Edition,” so gather your wedding photos and get ready to play.

How to Win:

1.    Post your picture on our Facebook page on Thursday.

2.    Get as many family members and friends to comment on your photo. (You will have until Friday at 12pm to gather comments)

3.   The weekly winner will be announced at 2pm EST on the following Friday.

What You Will Win:

The photo with the most comments in 24 hours will win an arrangement featuring their wedding flowers. (4 winners total)

Do you need a little inspiration visit our Pinterest board?

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(Images found on Pinterest.com)