Monday, January 12, 2009

Time for a Giveaway!!!!


Here we are at the start of a new year. OK, we are already 12 days into in the new year, but it is still a new year just the same. Did you also know that we have been doing this family blog for a year now. Well our blog anniversary was actually the week before Christmas, but I am a procrastinator to the core. So to celebrate the new year & our blog anniversary, I thought it was time for a giveaway. (Everyone can now jump for joy!!!!)

Don't you love getting something for nothing, well, almost nothing? Well, it won't cost you a dime (I'm the only one putting out money on this). But it does involve you doing something.

Here are the rules for my little giveaway:

The giveaway starts today (right this very second) & ends next Monday at 11:59pm PST (that's California time). This giveaway is open to everyone whether you be family, friend or foe, even if I don't even know you, or even if I do. We do not discriminate around here. Everyone is welcome & that includes you. You can earn chances to win for doing one of any or all of the following:

1) Leave a comment on a post. It can be on this post, a new post coming up this week, or an old post. I get an email every time someone leaves a comment, so I will still know if you comment on an old post (as long as the commenting is done within the above time parameters. Kapeesh?) Old comments already posted do not count, only new ones done this week. We love comments, they are the lifeblood of blogs.

2) Sign up to be a "Follower" of this blog. You will find the link on the right hand column. It is titled "Followers" (how original). Click on "Follow this blog" to sign up. It's that easy, peasy. The 4 people who are already signed up will get credit for already being signed up. So they are already 1 entry ahead of you. So everyone else needs to sign up as a follower. Even if you are a contributor to this blog, you still need to sign up as a follower. Anyone can sign up (family, friends, strangers, unless you are too strange, then go away. But if you are a friendly stranger, you are welcome to sign up). The more the merrier.

3) Contribute your own post to our blog. You must be signed up as a contributor in order to post. If you are not & want to be a contributor, just email me at & I'll send you an invite to be a contributor. Sorry, but I do discriminate here, posting is only for members of the Manning Family Tree (even though none of us have the last name of Manning, we just happen to be related to someone who did).

You will get 1 entry for each time you do one of the above. I will then put all entries in a hat & pull out a winner, or something like that. I promise I will not cheat (bribes will not be accepted, unless it is a really good bribe). You can enter more than once. The more times you participate in our blog, the greater your chance of winning.

My ultimate goal (you knew there had to be a catch) is that I'm hoping to generate more participation or blog readership with this giveaway.

What do we win Kim? I know you are all just dying to know. Right? Well let me tell you. I picked out two really cute dish towels. One has a heart that says LOVE, the other has a sweet cupcake. Then there is a cute washcloth. A rubber spatula with cupcakes on it, a heart shaped ice cube tray & finally some pink & white heart sprinkles. Just in time for Valentine's Day. Don't worry, I bought a 2nd set just for me (since it wouldn't be fair if I won the giveaway).

I know all you guys (that's the male gender) are thinking, why would I want any of this cute girly stuff? Let me tell you why. The woman or girl in your life will think these are so cute & would love to own them. But if you are a guy & win, be sure to give the goodies to your wife or girlfriend (for those who are not married. If you are married, you better NOT have a girlfriend or you may not have a wife for long) prior to Valentine's Day. This is not in "lieu" of a Valentine's gift. If you gave her this as her only Valentine's gift, I'm sorry to tell ya, you aint going to get any lovin'. This is a pre Valentine's gift. The real Valentine's gift you will need to be responsible for & it better be good (if you want any lovin' that is).

Winner will be announced on Tuesday 01/20/09 at what ever time I get around to announcing the winner. If you have any questions or concerns. Too bad, it's my giveaway & I make the rules, you WILL do as I say. LOL.

So there you have how you can win these fabulous prizes. Now, run, don't walk to your nearest computer & enter to win. You know you want this stuff!!!



Launi said...

Wahoo! Pick me--pick me...This is such a cute giveaway. I love Valentine's Day and this is just perfect. So COOL!

Dee Dee said...

You're so funny. Bribes work, though, don't they?

Jodi said...

That's a fun idea. I hop I win.

Prescott family said...

Hey look! You already have 3 new comments... whatever works, huh? I hope I win because my hubby doesn't beleive in V-day. Says it is a Hallmark Holiday for the card/flower people to make money. Probably true! Good thing he is good to me year round.

Stew, Kira, and Kylee said...

LOL! You are so funny!! My husband and I got a good laugh from your explanation of the rules. We are excited to be entered to win those adorable prizes.

Susancnw said...

Enter me!!!!! Those are so cute. I'm finally doing more decorating for holidays and seasonally...and those would be so VERY cute....