Note: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.
I want all of you to feel as happy as I do. That’s why, for the next two weeks, I’m running a Win a Wii Promotion at Project Happily Ever After. To win a Wii, a $100 gift certificate to Om Aroma, or a pair of really cool earrings from Esculon, read on.
All you need to do is amass the most points by the end of the day (midnight) Friday Feb. 13th. The person with the most points wins.
Here’s how you can earn points:
20 points: Write a paragraph about why all of your friends should check out www.projecthappilyeverafter.com. Send your email to 10 friends, including a link to the site in your email. You MUST copy Alisa Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org on this email in order to receive your points.
Please note: SPAM or other unsolicited emails will not be tolerated during this promotion. Please make sure that the persons to whom you are sending this email have given you permission to email them. If it is discovered that you have sent unsolicited emails in furtherance of this promotion, you will forfeit all of your points and shall be disqualified from the promotion.
20 points: Subscribe by email to the ProjectHappilyEverAfter.com blog. Use the Subscribe by Email box in the right column. Make sure to activate your subscription when you get the confirmation email from Feedblitz. Note: If you are already subscribed by email, there is no need to subscribe twice. These points will be counted.
50 points: Write a blog post on your own blog about Alisa Bowman or about the ProjectHappilyEverAfter.com blog, linking back to the ProjectHappilyEverAfter.com blog at least twice. You MUST email the link to your blog post to Alisa Bowman at email@example.com in order to receive your points.
25-100 points: Win the Project Happily Ever After Haiku contest. Write Haiku (three lines of poetry that do not rhyme) about marriage, relationships or sex. Submit your Haiku in the comments area here (found at the bottom of the page). Haiku will be judged by a panel of three judges. First place will be awarded 100 points, second place 50 points, and third place 25 points.
Note: Please use the same email address for all of the points gathering strategies to ensure all of your points get counted.
Nintendo Wii video game system
Quite simply, this is the coolest gaming system on the market. You can create your own characters, play life like games such as bowling and tennis, and according to my friend Julie at Cool Mom Guide, lose some serious weight with this system. From the Nintendo site:
“Why do I need Wii?
Wii is not just a gaming console, it’s a reason to get together with your friends and family and play today’s hottest games. Wii offers legendary Nintendo franchises like Mario, Zelda and Metroid, as well as all new classics like Wii Sports and Wii Play. Create your own Mii character to star in Wii games. Play friends online over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection or use the Internet Channel to surf the net from your sofa. You can even download classic Nintendo games using the Wii Shop Channel.”
Retail price: $279.49
Runner Up Prizes:
Esculon Golden Dotty Earrings: Designed by my good friend Alexandra Mihaescu, everything at Esculon makes you feel as if you are wearing the expensive one-of-a-kind bling you see on celebs, but it all comes with an affordable price tag. From her site: “Wild gold-filled wire and a touch of pink make up these perfectly fun stud earrings. The pink is a cultured, dyed pearl. The studs measure .5″ in diameter.”
Retail price: $35.00
Om Aroma Gift Certificate: Founded by Angela Jia Kim, everything from Om Aroma is made with pure, organic ingredients. This chemical and preservative free line of creams, lotions and more has won gold medals at the 2008 Beauty Olympics. Everything in this line is made in the US.
Retail value: $100
A professional journalist, Alisa Bowman is the author of Project: Happily Ever After, a memoir of how she saved her marriage, and coauthor of Pitch Perfect, a must-read if you've ever had a sense of dread tie up your insides before a speech, presentation, or conversation. If you enjoyed this post, you will no doubt love her updates on Facebook and Twitter.