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The Biggest One Day Contest EVER

So, it is nearly the last day of the month. That means it is your last chance to get your click on and help contribute to the Flight 93 Memorial Fund. I was just going to let the month fade into the sunset and be very happy with the money that has been raised so far, but after a few discussions here and there, I decided NAH! Let's go out with a bang!

I checked with a few friends and we have managed to assemble the Contest of The Century. Oh, yes. There is not just one prize to be won, there are many. There won't be just one winner, there will be many. Here are the prizes that are up for grabs:

A $25 iTunes gift card, courtesy of someone who asked not to be named. Woohoo for a friendly sort of anonymous blog person!

3 DVDs and a CD of wrestling and hip hop goodness from those crazy guys over at the Wrestling Mayhem Show.

A $15 Starbucks gift card courtesy of my favorite big booty havin' Texan, Anglophile Football Fanatic.

A kick-ass t-shirt from Wear Pittsburgh, courtesy of everybody's favorite Butler, Woy.

Your choice of any Just the Essentials case from Rocking Pony's Etsy shop. There are tons of cute ones to choose from, but I like this one.

Karen is super-generous, so she is also offering up your choice of any baby blanket from the Rocking Pony Etsy shop. I would pick this one because the colors are fantastic.

A messenger bag filled with cosmetics from Clumber Kim. I hear there is a lot of Allure recommended stuff in there, so it's got to be good.

Emma in Canada has offered up some hand-crafted Stampin' Up! cards, perfect for Thanksgiving or just general Fall use. If you don't celebrate, uh, Fall, she's got a few others to choose from as well.

A Stanley Theater prize package including the Grateful Dead's 1979 show and Marley's last show in 1981 from my favorite Donato's delivering Uncle, Unclecrappy.

A permanent artist's account from EBSQ, courtesy of Amie, valued at $650. Incredible!

A pair of highly-coveted tickets to Brewfest 2008, sponsored by the Pittsburgh Rugby Football Club. That right there is a guaranteed good time, if you can be in Pittsburgh on November 14th.

TheJim from Sportsocracy has offered up an ultra-spiffy Sportsocracy t-shirt. You can wear it in honor of the fact that I am totally going to win the Pittsburgh Celebrity Bloggers Fantasy Football League. Or at least Week One.

A copy of Sleep is for the Weak, an anthology of great blogging by several of my favorite bloggers. Thanks to ImposterMom, I happen to have an extra copy laying around. (Squee!)

A $15 gift card to Ruggers Pub. Check out the menu and you'll instantly be hungry. Mmmm . . . fried zucchini . . .

A copy of Lenny Kravitz' CD "It's Time for a Love Revolution" courtesy of Dawnmski of Yes, This is How My Mind Works.

A Tim Horton's package straight from the motherland. It includes a tin of Tim Horton's coffee, Second Cup tea bags, and Second Cup white hot chocolate. This one is also from the EXTREMELY generous Emma in Canada. I just wish she could send me a Timmy's store for my backyard.

All you have to do to win one of these fabulous prizes is to leave a comment on this post no later than 11:59pm Eastern Time on September 30, 2008 telling me which prize you want to win. If you can't decide which prize you want, that's OK, too. Just enter again. In fact, you can enter to win just as many times as your little fingers will let you. I'll throw all the comments into their respective hats and have the Toddler draw the winners. If you REALLY want to win, link to this post and I'll throw your name in the hat an extra five times. If you REALLY REALLY want to win, link to my 9/11 post and I'll throw your name in the hat TEN TIMES.

Winners will be announced on October 2nd at 10:00 pm Eastern Time.

Some not-so fine print:

* You don't have to be a blogger to win, but you do have to be willing to provide a valid email address and physical address if your name is drawn.

* You can leave an anonymous comment, but please make sure to put a name in your comment so I can tell y'all apart.

* Bloggers who have already linked to the 9/11 post are automatically entered ten times, but you'll need to enter again on this post so that I know which prize you covet most.

* I'll be connecting winners with the person that has donated the prize. I am not personally in possession of the prizes, but will facilitate to make sure they are delivered.

* I may still be adding prizes through the day. Keep checking back.

* The super-incredible people who donated ARE eligible to win, but they can't win their own prize.

What are you waiting for? Click, link, and comment away!

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Reader Comments (388)

I don't want to read through all of the comments to see if there is another anonymous Lisa, so I'm going to cross my fingers that there isn't! I loved the 9/11 post - I visited the Shanksville memerial in October of '02 and I have a serious itch to go back (back then I didn't live in the area but now I do). I've been clicking away all month trying to increase the money donated to the memorial fund! Throw me in for the cosmetics bag.

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Holy cow - I don't think I've ever seen you with this many comments!

PS I like Starbucks

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie


Trying to win the Artist's account. That would be a wonderful prize! Thanks so much for the chance. Good luck with the fundraising!

Link to 9/11 post:


September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would love a shot at the baby blanket too - how gorgeous those are! Thanks again, for the giveaway!


September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMommyWizdom

Or an essentials bag?

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Ohh...can hardly decide what I'd like to win...

Maybe a shopping trip to the Rockin' Pony for a blankie?

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenn


September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

OH WOW what a bang up contest!!! I just blogged about both posts! WOOT!!!

Here's the link!

I would LOVE to win the EBSQ free account or the iTunes gift card!! Thank you!


September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCreativeFlutter

Oh WOW! These are awesome prizes for an awesome cause! Thank you for what you are doing. I'll have to jump at the EBSQ membership!

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commentervfem

You're all linked up!

I commented 3 more times before this, but they don't seem to be showing up...or they may still appear, but I don't want to look like an ass and retype them all!

(I'd take a blankie from Rockin Pony if you drew my name though. Or a Starbucks card!)

If you're still looking for prizes, I'd be willing to toss a BlueJeanBaby birthday crown into the ring!

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Well... I gotta throw in for the Starbucks too... who could resist! LOL

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commentervfem

This is a great blog! The ARTIST'S ACCOUNT would be a fantastic prize! Thanks for the chance!

Link to 9/11 post:


September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I didn't see this before, and its something I would love to do with my daughter for the holiday.

Stampin' Up! cards

Tell that person that is a GREAT family idea.

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commentervfem

Crap! I'm just seeing this now and Tuesday's almost over so it's too late to link you. But I've been clicking all over your site the past month :) You rock, girlie.

I'd be up for the messenger bag. woohoo!

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Weird...looked for the comment I posted this afternoon and I don't see it. Am I going nuts? Anyway I thought it was awesome that you're making this enormous effort for the memorial. And a huge wow for all the people who donated items too. Very cool indeed.
I did a post on my blog about your contest & used your pics (with creds to you- hope that was OK!)I linked to your giveaway post, your 9/11 post, your flight 93 post & to the Flight 93 memorial donation website.Christmas is around the corner so I'm thinking I see some potential Christmas gifts in the
Tim Horton Coffee & Tea & The Rocking Pony Blanket or maybe the essentials bag...
You rock!

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBirdie

WOW on the 367 comments!!! Guess this makes 386!

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

ha!!! Or my fingers are dyslexic and I wanted to be comments no. 368 and 369!!!

It's late...I'm going to bed...sleepy head!

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

You mean you couldn't convince Karen to donate a puppy? Darnit. ;-)

Either way, you absolutely rock. But, everybody already knew that.

(I'd totally love to be in on the cosmetics bag).

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjayna

Oh! OH! I want in. It was the lure of the Tim Horton's that got me(darn my Canadian blood!) though I don't know which specific thing to toss in for beyond that. I linked to both this post and your 9/11 post(thanks for reminding me- I've been meaning to for a while!)

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMackenzies Momma

Ok, actually I want the itunes!!

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPoltzie

Ok, actually the Timmies stuff (I could really use it being a new mother and a Canadian and all)!

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPoltzie

I would like to win the messenger bag please!!

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPoltzie

Ok, the 911 stuff is linked to my site!!

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPoltzie

Ok, actually I want all of the stuff to Karen's store because I LOVE her stuff!!

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPoltzie

EBSQ account would be fantastic! Susan O

I've linked this and your 9/11 blog here:

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersusan o

consider yourself linked. :)

Judging by your fantastic turnout, I doubt I will win, but if I do, Starbucks g.c., please. If not? Well, I am more than excited by the droves of people who stopped by.

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

the starbucks card would make me one happy girl! what a fun contest and a great cause!!!

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

You are too big for me.
Loves you bunches. And, we still need to Ronde Barber.

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered

So I ran across your post with two minutes to spare and thought I'd throw my hat in the ring. Now I'm going to explore the rest of your blog.

September 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

holy carp! (thank you AFF)

381 comments already! Fabulous, just fabulous!

so many awesome people came together because of you inspiring them to help for a great cause.

You. Just you.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

$15 Starbucks gift card

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersilverhartgirl

OMG I missed the deadline! And it's only 10 o'clock here! I was entering an EBSQ contest! And I really wanted the EBSQ membership... are you going to do this again?

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertoucanne

Thank you all so much! I'll post the winners on October 2nd no later than 10:00pm EST.

You all are amazing.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBurgh Baby

Mmmmm...Tim Horton's!

I will be partaking of some of Tim's special brand of deliciousness this weekend. There is one in Olean, NY - 4 hours from here where my parents live and yes, they do in fact use it as a bribe to get me home on occasion.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjdstar3177

I would like a shot at the i-tunes please.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

387 in one 24 hour period? You are Dos big, mamasita. Congrats on all your dogoodery.

Ooooo... contest! Love the blog, btw. My little one turned 3 in August and I find your stories about your little lady to be hilarious.

I'd very much LOVE the baby blanket - we just found out we're expecting baby #2!!


October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLibby

I missed the date, but I like your blog. It's funny, sort of. I ended up here from EBSQ, actually, and I was a member back when we did the collaborations after 9/11, which I participated in. I'm bookmarking you and once I redo my site, adding you to my blogroll. Nice job, and the post for 9/11 was beautifully done.

~Colleen, Mercynre, GhettoKitten blogger.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterColleen Haddock-McElroy

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