Thursday, May 29, 2008

You Could Be a Weiner Winner...

In the Hormel Row of Fame! Great, now I'll have that song going through my head for the next six days. Can anyone name the venue that runs that contest and has since at least 1987?

In addition to dishing on various topics and cool pictures and other such things that bloggers put out there in the blogosphere, many bloggers run contests that can be pretty cool. I actually won a book from a blog contest I entered on a whim (yay!), so I figured I’d let a few of you know about them so maybe someone I know can win something else.

Manic Mommy is giving away a book called Driving Sideways by Jess Riley. All you have to do is visit her blog and post a story about a road trip you’ve taken, and Jess will choose a winner. Of course, this is the book that I won elsewhere, so I can’t enter. But lots of good stories there – go join her!

Feener is giving away a cream chocolate bib and burp cloth. Just leave her a comment on what WoobeeKids product you love best and any points about the website. On June 2, she chooses a winner!

Green & Clean Mommy is moving to a new website on June 1 and is having a prelaunch giveaway, too! She has five different prizes, all green of course. My personal favorite is either Prize C (green cleaning book, non-toxic oven cleaner and digital day timers) or Prize E (a year’s subscription to Kiwi magazine). How cool!

Angie’s Spot also has a lovely contest, as she attempts to clean out her home. You can choose between wanting to win a set of books to read once we finally have spring arrive and you are sitting out by the pool or scrapbooking supplies for the overzealous among us. Yes, I’m bitter. A friend of mine called today to talk about the scrapbooking she was doing last night, and her photos are up to date. I’m still waiting to print out pictures from 2001.

Ragu is giving away a trip to BlogHer ’08 in San Francisco, including airfare and hotel. All you have to do is share your secret to getting your kids to eat something healthy.

Oh yeah… and apparently my blog has found its way to the marketers, too. I got an email from a PR firm (yes, I checked to verify it was legit and truly had GE as a client) asking that I talk about their giveaway for moms. And yeah, I’m probably a sucker for promoting it, but again – how cool would that be if someone I knew were to win? Anyway, this last one is sponsored by Whirlpool which is holding their “Mother of Invention Grant Program” that provides winners with seed money and guidance to turn their invention, business or service ideas into full-fledged business ideas. Come up with something great, and you could win a $20,000 grant all the way down to invitations to business boot camp.

So, go! Enter! Win!

I do hope you enjoy (and win) one of the contests. There’s a bunch of neat stuff floating around the blogosphere, and I feel like I should share since I won a contest (and can you tell how excited I am?).

The mother of inventions contest probably requires the most creativity, and I’m sorely lacking in that lately. There have to be a ton of great ideas out there though. So what would you invent?


Feener May 30, 2008 at 8:24 AM  

You ROCK !!! Thanks so much. you won from one of mine right ?? what did you get again ???

Jeff May 30, 2008 at 8:23 PM  

Jess Riley's book is a hoot. I'm giving away a copy next week too. Cool post, thanks for sharing the weiners.

Michelle May 30, 2008 at 9:11 PM  

Feener -- thanks. Really this was an easy post on a night when I was going to a girls night out fondue and chick drinks.... And yes, I won If I Am Missing or Dead. Thanks again!

Jeff -- apparently this book is getting quite the workout in the blogosphere, but way cool (and anyone reading this, go read Jeff's blog anyway because he's hilarious even if his giveaway isn't until next week!)

Steph June 2, 2008 at 12:30 PM  

Thanks for the blog tips and look at you getting corp onlookers at your blog! WTG :)

Michelle June 2, 2008 at 10:04 PM  

Steph -- no problem. While I don't think I'm up for running a contest for awhile (it'd probably help if more people read it, no?), I do think some of the contests other bloggers run are fun. And the corp onlooker really took me by surprise. I keep wondering how that one happened....

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