Barbara's Beat: Win a $100 CVS gift card if I win, "Where is the heart of your home?" giveaway; $25 CVS gift card if I don't win

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Win a $100 CVS gift card if I win, "Where is the heart of your home?" giveaway; $25 CVS gift card if I don't win

I didn't hear who won the Samsung “Where is the Heart of Your Home” , but it's time to announce my winner. You have waited long enough. I'm sorry for the delay.


AND THE WINNER IS Natalie ... #9, who said "A tip to improve your blog may be some more color, a cute background?"

Which I did, and I hope it meets more with your approval. I am going to email you and I hope to hear from you within 48 hrs.
 
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR BLOGGY LOVE
--------- IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT, I AM SORRY FOR THE DELAY BUT IT IS OUT OF MY HANDS -------


Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 16:00:46 -0700
From: megan@twittermoms.com
To: megan@twittermoms.com
Subject: Important Promotion Announcement
Hello Moms,
Thank you for participating in the Samsung “Where is the Heart of Your Home” promotion. I've enjoyed reading all the wonderful blog posts and I know how much time and effort you all put into this contest. However, I'm saddened by the behavior of a small number of people (and the allegations by others). The spirit of the contest was lost and it is time to close this one out and look forward. We have carefully reviewed the entries for the promotion and concluded that we are not comfortable with the integrity of the contest and as a result we have no recourse but to cancel the judging mechanism in the promotion. We still want to award these fabulous Samsung appliances, so we will be holding a random drawing to select a winner from all of the entries submitted. The winner will be announced next Tuesday.

Samsung Home Appliances and TwitterMoms asks, "Where is the heart of your home?

The winner with the most comments on their blog wins a new Samsung washer and dryer. Since I need a new set, I am willing to share the wealth. You show me bloggy love by leaving me real comments, and if I win, I will draw a winner, my first giveaway,  for a $100 CVS gift card.

The "Where is the heart of your home?" contest ends on October 2, and the winner will be announced on October 9. If I win, I will immediately draw a winner.

The heart of my home, where my family gathers together to eat, drink, talk, play, cry and pray, is the dining room. It's where we share the good times and bad, the happy and sad.

My dining room connects my living room and kitchen. It makes it easy to communicate with whomever may be in the other rooms. And if you sit at the correct end of the table, you can watch your favorite show on the flat screen, too.

We share wonderful family meals there. All major holidays, Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, will find a spread on the table. Not to mention New Year's Eve, when I make a variety of snacks, because we celebrate at home with family.

Sometimes we throw a seafood fest. We turn the dining room table into a large crab and shrimp buffet. Everyone helps themselves until they have had their fill. When our grandsons first started eating seafood they needed help. Now, they are pros and can give everyone a run for their money digging out the meat.

The dinning room is where we always decorate for birthday partiesand baby showers. We set out food, cake and presents to surprise the lucky person.

It's the room we play board games like, "Going to Grandma's House," and card games. We've done science experiments, craft projects, and scrap booking.

Our grandsons play computer games on the laptop at the dining room table, and we helped them make a tombstone for their dog when she died.

We've decorated Easter eggs, and we've carved pumpkins.

We have made and shared many memories in our dining room. The best part is, there are many more memories yet to be made.

I hope you are as lucky. Where is the heart of your home?


The Giveaway

Required Entry for $25 CVS card if I don’t win:

Leave a comment on, "Win a $100 CVS gift card if I win, 'Where is the heart of your home?' giveaway."

Additional entries:

Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry, i.e. 1 comment = 1 entry.

1. Follow @blp3 on Twitter AND tweet about this giveaway – unlimited times. Please leave the link to your tweets in your comments. (Please email me if you do not know how to do this and I will help you.)

2. Blog about this giveaway and leave a link in your comment telling me where to find it - 5 entries

3. Follow my blog publicly (push Follow in sidebar) and leave a comment - 1 entry

4. Add me to your blog list and leave a comment - 1 entry

5. Grab my button (on sidebar) and tell me where to find it on your blog - 1 entry

6. Subscribe to my feed via email (on sidebar) and tell me you did - 1 entry

7. Subscribe to my feed via RSS (on sidebar) and tell me you did – 1 entry

8. Fave on Technorati (use share button here or Technorati on sidebar) and leave your user name - 1 entry

9. Stumble this blog or post (sidebar) and leave comment - 1 entry

10. Become my fan on Facebook and leave your FB name - 1 entry

11. Add me to your Networked Blogs and leave a comment - 1 entry

12. Please give me a tip to improve my blog. I have been doing this since April and it is a slow learning process, because I knew nothing about blogging or networking. – 1 entry

Please leave a valid email address in each of your comments or make sure one is visible in your blogger profile.

Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m Eastern Time on 10/9/09 or after the winner is announced for the “Where is the heart of the home” giveaway. That contest ends on 10/2/09 so this one will end as well at 11:59 p.m. EST 10/2/09 and they announce the winner 10/09/09 so that is when I can announce the winner as well. Thanks for understanding.

Open to legal US residents and Canadian Residents

Winner will be chosen using random.org and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Thanks for entering and good luck!


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119 comments:

jeanine p said...

Hey good luck ! I'd love some love too ! I will do my best to make sure you win ! jtrophy at gmail dot com

www.icoulduseadeal.blogspot.com

Patricia White said...

Good luck! Looks good!

Annette D said...

Our kitchen has to be the heart of our home, that is where everyone seems to gather.
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

Staci said...

Sounds like your dining room has a lot of wonderful memories.

Good luck!

Natalie said...

Good luck! Hope you win!

Natalie said...

follow blog

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Natalie said...

tweet:http://twitter.com/natalia315/status/4141846205

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Natalie said...

follow via networked blogs

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Natalie said...

A tip to improve your blog maybe some more color, a cute background?

babyhazelton@gmail.com

jeanine p said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/jtrophy/status/4144352799

www.icoulduseadeal.blogspot.com

jeanine p said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/jtrophy/status/4144371674

jtrophy at gmail dot com

silverhartgirl said...

the living room is the heart of are home. That is where we all togher for birthdays or just hang out.

Skinny Minnie said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/jtrophy/status/4160254801

jtrophy at gmail dot com

silverhartgirl said...

I blogged about this giveaway here
http://winningmommys.blogspot.com/2009/09/25-gift-card-to-cvsgiveaway.html

silverhartgirl said...

i am following you

silverhartgirl said...

You are on my blog roll here
http://silverhartgirl.blogspot.com/

Leslie said...

The Living room is the heart of our home. It's where family & friends gather. It's our place to unwind,communicate & play games!

Thanks!
always_317537[at]yahoo[dot]com
http://livelovelaughwithleslie.com

Leslie said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted :)

@laughwithleslie

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/4166079069

Leslie said...

I blogged :)

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(1)

Leslie said...

I blogged :)

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(2)

Leslie said...

I blogged :)

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Leslie said...

I blogged :)

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Leslie said...

I blogged :)

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Leslie said...

I follow your blog :)

Leslie said...

I have your button!

http://livelovelaughwithleslie.com

Leslie said...

I'm an email subscriber :)

always_317537[at]yahoo[dot]com

Leslie said...

I became a fan on you on FB-Leslie Malone

Leslie said...

I added you on the networked blogs :)

Leslie M

Leslie said...

Your blog looks great! :)

Leslie said...

Retweeted :) Good Luck!

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/4166322566

Leslie said...

RT:

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/4166356737

Leslie said...

Tweeted again! {trying to help you win!} :)

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/4166374798

Leslie said...

Tweet Tweet :)

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Leslie said...

Retweeted :)

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Leslie said...

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Leslie said...

Tweeted :)

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Leslie said...

Retweeted :)

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jbafaith said...

I always wanted a big kitchen with a big island or a big table to roll noodles, pie crust, and make bread and serve as a place to gather while cooking or eating etc. room for lots of fun projects.

jeanine p said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/jtrophy/status/4170117103

www.icoulduseadeal.blogspot.com ck me out too !

jbafaith said...

follow on twitter and tweeted

http://twitter.com/jbafaith/status/4170113133

jbafaith said...

subscribe to email

Melissa said...

I love the way you've described the heart of your home. We have an eat-in kitchen, which is the heart of our home--for many of the same reasons you've outlined. Not only do we eat there every day, but we share dinner with family, play board games, and decorate Easter eggs there, as well.

MaryAnne said...

Your home setup sounds very similar to ours, with the dining room connecting the kitchen and living room. I think our living room is the heart of our home, we spend a lot of time together there.

MaryAnne said...

I subscribed to your feed via email (thriftycraftmama at gmail dot com)

MaryAnne said...

As far as improving your blog, I got a lot of early reader referrals through blogcatalog, and from looking at your site it doesn't look like you're linked through them?

Also, I get an error when your blog loads for some reason - don't know why, but it asks me for sign-in info? I only get in by clicking cancel on that, which could make it hard for people to read your blog.

The Nanny said...

Oooh, I really hope you win! Good luck!

theonlinenanny@gmail.com

Julie said...

Great post! The heart of our home is the kitchen! Since we have boys, they're always wanting to know what's to eat!

The Bluths said...

The heart of my home is a mix between the living room and the kitchen, but I guess we spend more time in the living room, that's where my kids play, that's where we have family home evening.

The Bluths said...

I follow on twitter: budicheeks

The Bluths said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/budicheeks/statuses/4176179864

The Bluths said...

I follow your blog

The Bluths said...

Faved on technorati: budicheeks

Becca said...

Gotta admit, our living room is the heart of our home. We have a small house, and we do everything in that room (watch movies, schoolwork, laptop play, toddler play, etc). If our kitchen were larger, or we had an open floor plan, it would probably be the heart of our home, but not in this house.

Nardeeisms said...

Boy, this brings a lot to mind. Our "heart" is a familyroom-sunroom-kitchen combo. Lots of action...lots of love...Enjoy yours~Nards

Tamara B. said...

It is so nice to have read what is the heart of your home and love the seafood fest idea. Our heart of our home is the family room. We spend alot of time together there as a family and with our friends celebrating.

Tamara B. said...

I follow your blog publicly.

Tamara B. said...

I am a subscriber in RSS

Tamara B. said...

I am a subscriber by email.

Tamara B. said...

Have you signed up through My Blog Spark that way you could do reviews and offer more giveaways on your blog which would increase your traffic.

bekki1820cb said...

Our dinning room is the heart of our home. It is right in between the kitchen and the living rooms. It has more use than any of the other rooms, because it's where the table is where everyone can sit down and relax, chat, eat, have a cup of coffee, read, do homwork, etc. When I am in the kitchen, I can still see the people in the dinning room and the same for when I am in the living room. Thanks for the chance!

bekki1820cb said...

I added you to my networked blog! Bekki Orr

bekki1820cb said...

I subscribe via email using bekki1820cb@yahoo.com

bekki1820cb said...

I am a follower of the blog! Bekki Orr.

bekki1820cb said...

I added you as a Facebook friend. My Facebook name is Bekki Orr.

Rebekah said...

What a neat contest - it's interesting to see what various families consider the hearts of a homes.

Blessings,
Rebekah
michaelandrebekah @ gmail.com

(You can post this at www.the-barefoot-bride.com - I put up a Mr.Linky for giveaways every Wednesday.)

Patricia White said...

I didn't leave an email address...pwhite7408@charter.net Good Luck!

Skinny Minnie said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/jtrophy/status/4303510090

jtrophy at gmail.com

smdrm said...

The heart of our home is the living room. That is where our largest tv is, that is where the fireplace is that warms us doing cold winter nights, and that is where we gather with visitors.

kg4rmt at arrl dot net

JC said...

Networked Blogs added.

JC said...

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JC said...

Email subscriber.

Leslie said...

Woo Hoo! I retweeted! I have my fingers crossed for you :)

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/4307506182

JC said...

http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/ added to my blog list.

JC said...

Blog follower.

JC said...

Good read and best luck to you!

The heart of my home would be kitchen if I have to pick one.

Heather M said...

Definitely my Kitchen!!

hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

Caroline said...

The heart of our home is the living room, it is where everyone gathers together for fun.

Caroline
design4less@yahoo.com

Skinny Minnie said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/jtrophy/status/4329644401

www.icoulduseadeal.blogspot.com

lastnerve said...

The heart of our home? DEFINITLY the kitchen! We love to cook and just have a great time!

Val
lastnerve2000@gmail.com

lastnerve said...

I subscribe to your blog.

Val
lastnerve2000@gmail.com

lastnerve said...

I follow you on twitter and I tweeted here http://twitter.com/lastnerve2000/status/4330730263


Val
lastnerve2000@gmail.com

one frugal lady said...

The heart of our home would be the kitchen bar. It seems I am always cooking something, and everyone is always sitting at the kitchen bar!
Hope you win, so I can! haha!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Good luck with winning the new appliances!
sonomaclampit@yahoo.com

Leslie said...

Retweeted :)

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/4387717697

**Nicole** said...

The heart of my home is definitely my family! :) Good luck!

da_angel_321 at yahoo.com

Leslie said...

I re tweeted :)

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/4411354496

Leslie said...

tweeted again :)

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Leslie said...

tweeted!

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Leslie said...

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Leslie said...

tweeted!


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Leslie said...

RT


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Leslie said...

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Leslie said...

RT Mania! :)

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Leslie said...

Tweet Tweet :)

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/4411909001

Leslie said...

I tweeted :)


http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/4411930468

Leslie said...

RT. [Trying to get you pass 100] :)

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/4411952858

Leslie said...

Tweeted Again! [I still have my fingers crossed for you to get some new appliances!] :0 :)

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/4411971514

Leslie said...

Tweeted!

Woo Hoo you made it to 100!!!

http://twitter.com/laughwithleslie/status/4412001880

jbafaith said...

tweet tweet
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Jennifer Schaefer said...

Entry option (4): Added you to my Blogroll at iMommies!

Jennifer Schaefer said...

Entry option (6): Subscribed to the Beat!

Jennifer Schaefer said...

Entry option (12): I keep getting a prompt to sign in to Feedburner, but it doesn't let me sign in. I've tried from two computers - what am I doing wrong?

Jennifer Schaefer said...

Entry option (0? :) ): Hope you win the contest, Barbara!! Your blog looks great!

Anonymous said...

tweeted!
http://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/statuses/4451361276

mjf926 at gmail dot com

Melinda said...

following ur blog

Anonymous said...

tweeted again
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icefairy said...

Living room is the center of our home. I'm also in the contest, but I've decided to give up. To me, it takes too much effort to win. Wish you best of luck!

makeetis said...

I am wishing you the best of luck.
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Melinda said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/statuses/4497521107
mjf926 at gmail dot com

Skywaywaver said...

Hope you win!
weird chick online at gmail dot com

Marina said...

I think the heart of your home sounds warm, inviting a full of love! All the best!!

simply_unique said...

Good luck just coming by from momdot great blog!

simply_unique said...

I now follow your blog

Melinda said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/statuses/4552168065

mjf926 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

the heart of my home is the kitchen

Joy

mjharvey26 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Carmen said...

I love that you said that the heart of your home is the dining room--it seems like in our rush-rush society, families don't take the time to eat together or play together. And the studies regarding what a simple daily meal together can do is pretty telling. Anyway, kudos to you for that! Right now my husband and I live in a small apartment (no dining room) so the heart of our home is the kitchen, where we eat together, make meals together, etc.
carmensechristjunk *at* gmail * com

blp3 said...

********THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED********
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS
A WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AFTER THE WINNER IS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “Where is the heart of the home” GIVEAWAY 10/9/09.