Custom Case-Mate iPhone Case Giveaway

by Lolli

Shortly after buying my iPhone, I bought a case to protect it. Especially in my house (with 5 kids who inevitably handle my phone many times a day) my phone need some extra protection. I bought a nice, boring black and blue case which worked well for me, except for the fact that it had no personality. I admit that I was slightly jealous of my friends who had custom cases.

I jumped at the chance a few weeks ago to create my very own custom case at I browsed Zazzle’s selection of designs, and ended up deciding to create a case that featured the header picture from my blog. As excited as I was to have a phone that showed off my personality (and my blog!), I was a little fearful that the cute case would not protect as well as my old, boring case.

When the package came, I opened it immediately and tried the new case on my phone. It fit like a glove (or as the packaging stated, “Like a thong for your smart phone”). And I was pleasantly surprised that it not only provided equal protection, but that I liked the feel of my phone in my hands even better with my new case.

My kids have not stopped commenting on the new case from Case-Mate, either. At first, they thought that I’d gotten a new iPhone (I wish!). My custom case really does give my phone a whole new (and unique) look. My kids are not as excited as I am about the candy picture on the back, but they love the way the case fits.

Win your own custom iPhone Case-Mate case from Zazzle!

Do you have an iPhone? Maybe you’re getting a new iPhone for Christmas? Or perhaps your phone just needs a make-over like mine did!

We’re giving away a customized case for your iPhone! One winner will receive a free Custom Case-Mate iPhone case (up to $34.95 value) plus free shipping. Simply visit and leave a comment here letting us know what kind of case you would chose for your iPhone.

This giveaway will end on January 2, 2012 at midnight ET and a winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday in the weekly Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

Disclosure: I received a customized Case-Mate iphone case from Zazzle to review, but the thoughts and opinions about the product are my own.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor, Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.

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Lolli is a busy mother of five kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16, photographer, and author of Better in Bulk. Her blog has a little bit of everything – parenting, life in a large family and photography with a central tie-in: Bringing moms together to learn, connect, and enjoy life. Connect with Lolli on Twitter (@1momof5) and on Facebook.

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1 Christina Gould December 20, 2011 at 8:36 am

I would choose the Blue Scroll Work Barely There Iphone 4 Case. Thanks for the giveaway!


2 Tami December 20, 2011 at 9:12 am

I would chose the barely there case and put a picture of my family on it! What a great idea!


3 Jacquie December 20, 2011 at 10:10 am

Wow – their options for case designs are ENDLESS!! There are a ton of cute ones, but I really like your idea to have a custom one made from my blog header, so I think I would do the same! :) I think I would also choose their Barely There case, although the Tough style is tempting as well.


4 Samantha Jensen December 20, 2011 at 10:22 am

I’m a girly-girl in a house full of MEN.. I would choose any of the damask prints, either in pink or black and white. I love the one with the initial in the middle..


5 priscilla l December 20, 2011 at 10:32 am

I like the Barely There case and create a collage of my family.


6 Faith Viot December 20, 2011 at 10:49 am

I really like – Peacock Animal Iphone 4 Cases – Thanks@


7 Beth Green December 20, 2011 at 11:41 am

Awesome! I would love the Funky Stripes Zig Zag iphone 4 case.


8 Selena December 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I would get the retro polka dot case!


9 tennille December 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm

if it was my choice the owl but i would let my mom choose -she would love it


10 Michelle December 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Wow, there are so many to choose from! I think I would get the meditating Buddha case. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!


11 Beth Cole December 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I love these. My fave is probably the Blue Owl Iphone 4 Case.


12 Sharon December 20, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I like the Twig Mask Iphone 4 skin.


13 Jennifer Thomas December 20, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I would do the barely there case with a pic of my family


14 Don December 20, 2011 at 6:40 pm

So many to choose from, if they have a drum one, that’s what I would pick.


15 Naomi December 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm

I looked and looked and most of the ones that I saw were over $34.95, so I think I would have to look for quite a while to find the one that I would choose. I did like the cute elephant one, though.


16 John D. December 21, 2011 at 12:06 am

Tough style is great


17 Natalia December 21, 2011 at 12:07 am

Barely There


18 Rita Munion December 21, 2011 at 1:01 am

I would choose the Red Gerbera Daisies and Zebra Print case for the IPhone 3GS because those are two of my favorite things. Thanks :)


19 Jennifer December 21, 2011 at 1:05 am

I would choose the Case Mate barely there case with a picture of my 2 children on it!!


20 Courtney December 21, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I would choose the custom case with a photo of my son.


21 Van December 22, 2011 at 11:46 am

I like anything sports related.


22 Brooklyn D December 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

I would love to create my own with the custom feature they offer! How Fun!

Thanks for the chance


23 Sarah V December 23, 2011 at 2:26 am

I would choose the abstract case! They are all so cool!


24 June December 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

There are allot of different styles to choose from, will be hard to pick.


25 SueSueper December 23, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I would choose Ice Heart Iphone 4 Id Cover


26 Daniel M December 24, 2011 at 12:37 am

love the funny beer case!


27 Ivy T December 25, 2011 at 2:17 am

I would choose the Early Spring, by Guo Xi Case For The Iphone 4


28 nannypanpan December 26, 2011 at 10:51 am

i like the love birds swirl case
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29 Steph December 26, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I like the Batman Classic Logo Iphone 4 Case


30 Garrett December 26, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I think that I would pick out something music related.


31 talisha sturms December 26, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I would choose the my little pony case it was soo cute


32 Shannon B December 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Mice cream cones.


33 Cori Westphal December 26, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I’d get the Zebra Iphone 4 Case!

coriwestphal at msn dot com


34 Stacy M. December 27, 2011 at 1:00 am

I REALLY REALLY REALLY want the “Marie Masquerade” iPhone 4 Case!!!


35 Chuck December 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Like this giveaway, but am going to have a hard time choosing one though, so many neat ones.


36 Melissa P December 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I would choose the New Orleans Fleur-de-lis iPhone 3G Case.


37 susan varney December 27, 2011 at 2:34 pm

i like the Funny Public Pay Phone iPhone 4 Case


38 Christine December 27, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I like the blah blah blah iphone 4 skin.
Thanks for the chance!


39 Michelle Fosnaugh December 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I really like the Atlas of a Cat’s brain phone case!


40 Brenda Penton December 28, 2011 at 9:12 am

I like Diamond Monogram “B” Iphone 4 Skins


41 Beth December 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I would choose the custom case with a photo. Thanks for the opportunity.


42 Angela E. December 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

I think the photo I-Phone case is neat!


43 Hoa Le December 28, 2011 at 9:56 pm

I like the Happy Panda Iphone Skin.



44 Dave December 30, 2011 at 9:47 am

I’d love the tough case to personalize for my wife!


45 Kathy S December 30, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I would choose the pet photo case.


46 Kathleen December 30, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Hot Pink/Black Argyle iPhone 4/4s Case “K” Iphone 4 Cases

kport207 at gmail dot com


47 odessa December 31, 2011 at 5:02 am

I would chose the Pastel Pink and Blue Cloisonne with Name


48 kjasus December 31, 2011 at 10:38 am

i like the – Cute doodle flowers and oriental illustrated case


49 tallcapp December 31, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I just adore the Fifties Style Red Polka Dot Iphone 4/4S Case .


50 ACMommy3 December 31, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I like the Abstract Pink and Blue Flowers Iphone Skin design – but if I win I’d let my mother pick on out. :-) creedamy [at] yahoo[dot] com


51 Deb Smith January 1, 2012 at 9:38 am

I think I would choose the British Red Telephone Box iPhone 4 Case

dlsloveblogs at gmail dot com


52 Heather B January 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm

I really like the blue owl!
faramena at gmail dot com


53 Valerie Taylor Mabrey January 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm

I like the Preppy Pink Diamond Argyle iPhone4 case. Thanks!

vmkids3 at msn dot com


54 Molly January 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I love lots of them, but I’d probably pick the wood grain electric guitar and give it to my daughter who plays :)


55 Leanne M January 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I would choose the Darth Vader – Episode IV Iphone Skin for my hubby


56 Sharold January 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm

I would get the Friendly Turtle iPhone 4 Case.


57 MichelleS January 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Little Miss Death iPhone 4 case.


58 Karen January 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm

For my iPhone 4 I would chose the Hot Pink Damask pattern. It is gorgeous.


59 erica January 1, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I would choose the Black white stylish monogram damask iphone case. Pretty!


60 Penny Kathleen January 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Thank you for the giveaway! I would choose Mermaid iPhone 4 Case!



61 Monnique January 1, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I want to get a case that says My Brother is in The U.S. Army and our last name at the bottom. He gets deployed in February to Afghanistan for 1 year. I’m on my iPhone 4 24/7 so I could be reminded of him every time i’m on my phone, if i win the iPhone case.


62 jasmine alle January 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm

i would choose a Damask one. so pretty! thanks :)


63 Will Pacetti January 1, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I would want the Katsushika Hokusai Great Wave case


64 Joy F January 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I like the Preppy Pink Diamond Argyle iPhone4 case


65 Cynthia Deleon January 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm

The agony skull Iphone case. Its scary but I like it!



66 caitlinrmcclure January 1, 2012 at 10:22 pm

I’d choose a Fine Art iPhone Case


67 Jen C January 1, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I’d get the Argyle case!


68 sherry walker January 1, 2012 at 11:50 pm

i would want a case with my granddaughters pictures on it

sherwalk at yahoo dot com


69 Sarah January 2, 2012 at 12:16 am

I’d choose this one:

I LOVE it, love it love it.


70 Leah Shumack January 2, 2012 at 12:45 am

I would be picking one of the Harry Potter ones!


71 Doris January 2, 2012 at 12:46 am

I love the camo one. Really stands out!


72 lindsay January 2, 2012 at 2:58 am

I would love the Kandinsky Concentric Circles iphone case


73 freebies city January 2, 2012 at 3:12 am

blue owl

jdmimi at gmail dot com


74 Marcella Cook January 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I would sooooo get the Purple Owl case.

Marcella Cook
emmerswee at gmail dot com


75 Barbara Hunt January 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Thanks for the great contest!


76 Gianna January 2, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I like the Blue Owl case.


77 Angela Winesburg January 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Genesis Abstract Art iPhone 4 Case
by OniArts


78 Lisa L January 2, 2012 at 9:09 pm

I like the cute Onigiri Family Iphone Case


79 Debbie Kennedy January 2, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I love the Village Kitties Case (so hard to choose!)


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