How to win a Wii

by Alisa on January 29, 2009

Want this?

Want this?

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 alisa@projecthappilyeverafter.com 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 alisa@projecthappilyeverafter.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.

Prize Descriptions

wiiphoto1First Prize:

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:

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Golden Dotty Earrings

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

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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.

{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

feathermaye January 30, 2009 at 1:09 am

Hi Alisa! I’ve sent an email to ten of my friends (and copied you), and have subscribed to your blog by email.

I’ll be back for more points later. Thanks for such a cool contest! :)

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Dee Dee January 30, 2009 at 1:55 am

And she was so good too! LOL Here I am – AND she didn’t even tell me that she was trying to win a WII. I really enjoyed reading your blogs, and love your sense of humor.

I also subscribed – not just to win, but because I really enjoy your content.

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Katie Ballard January 30, 2009 at 11:23 am

WOOHOO im stoked about the contest LOL I did have a question though i am already subscribed to your blog so do i already get the points or do i just subscribe again?

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Katie Ballard January 30, 2009 at 11:30 am

My Haiku…

Love
By Katie Ballard

Love is like a crystal
can be scattered by emotion
but beautiful throughout

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admin January 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm

If you are already subscribed, we will count that toward your points. There’s no need to subscribe twice. Great question.

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angela January 30, 2009 at 12:54 pm

How come I can’t find the “Twitter” button? Am I missing something?

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Michelle Christensen January 30, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Mommy’s Circus

Motherhood has been
a whimsical circus of
“stop that!” and “love you!”

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Kristi January 30, 2009 at 6:11 pm

Here is my poem..

Relationships

You learn a lot from your relationship with your partner
but you learn far more
from the relationship you have with yourself!

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Gerald Weber January 30, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Very good contest Alisa. I’m impressed. =)

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Katie Ballard January 31, 2009 at 1:09 pm

How do i get my face on my posts?

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Janine (@twincident) February 1, 2009 at 9:03 pm

I really want a Wii!!
Here’s my haiku to start

My love is not my best friend.
Our bond is acceptance, respect and
A commitment to making it work.

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Janine (@twincident) February 1, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Just subscribed to the email too!

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Anne February 2, 2009 at 10:38 am

Love the contest! Wii and earings look fabulous!!

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Jennifer February 3, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Hi Alisa, I just subscribed to your blog by email. I should have really done it a long time ago because I love your blog but always forget to go to it. Now I’ll get it delivered and have a chance to win a wii at the same time.

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Andrea February 3, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Alisa,
I just discovered and have been exploring the site. It’s delightful! One little thing though, regarding Haiku. In addition to having only 3 lines, the first and third lines must contain only 5 syllables, while the second must contain only 7. Makes it a bit more difficult, but I have found that when writing them within these limits forces me to be more introspective and this is a good thing. Fung Shui for the brain!
Thanks for such a great site!

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Niccole Nelson February 5, 2009 at 12:47 pm

My Haiku

Control

Sex and power one in the same
You are in total control
Until you release

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Kyle(girl) February 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm

The kids are in bed
I seek my sexy man meat….

Asleep on the couch

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nando February 5, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Girl, you are working it with this contesnt. Now, I can’t write a haikoochi or whatever it is you’re asking–I’m MEXICAN for God’s sake–but I will write the hottest BLOG on you on my site–so stay tuned!

p.s. Not doing it for the Wii–doing it so you can keep up the MARTINI waxings girl! WORK that WAX!

Nando

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Tequiefah black February 6, 2009 at 3:23 pm

This is really hot. Check out my Cool Nintendo Wii Games.

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feathermaye February 8, 2009 at 7:20 pm

My haiku entry:

I like sex real hot,
But don’t have to be on top.
Missionary’s fine.

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B J February 9, 2009 at 12:44 am

Alisa – You are a genious – you offer up a contest and get to take some time off! Miss you tho, girl – hope you are writing again soon!

BTW – Not to win the contest, just because….

Life is just too short
To play stupid games of love
So just be yourself

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cari lee February 12, 2009 at 4:28 am

hi! i was directed to your site by feathermaye’s blog~ so i decided to come and check it out. Incredible site, and can’t wait to do more exploring and reading. Just subscribed to keep myself updated, and i adore the contest…so here is my once in a lifetime writing a haiku…

~FIRST~
softly touching skin
beautiful. miracle. sigh.
our eyes searching. find.

thanks… and have a blessed day!
cari lee

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admin February 17, 2009 at 3:00 pm

This is a test.

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Katie February 20, 2009 at 6:12 pm

This is killing me…im too anxious! Who won??

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Dianiffer76 August 12, 2009 at 4:43 am

Keep up the good posts. I’m a big fan.

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HotPinkRenegade August 12, 2009 at 6:32 am

This article was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for info on this subject last wednesday.

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