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The Mutha of All Mommypie Giveaways

So there’s this woman. Her name is Sandra Magsamen, she lives in Maryland and she’s quite the entrepreneur. She creates a wide array of products — anything from baby books to scrapbook materials and even has a baby clothing line.

And because I’m lovin’ all things entrepreneurial these days, and cannot seem to tear myself away from Swap Mamas long enough to put up a decent post, I’ve got a leetle surprise for you, dear Doogs. A leetle something I like to call

THE MUTHA OF ALL MOMMYPIE GIVEAWAYS

Now, not only does Sandra have all the things above goin’ on, she just came out with a new book. Welcome, Little One is a deluxe interactive novelty book celebrating the magic and joy that come with the arrival of a new baby — an irresistibly sweet gift!

In this special interactive gift book, beloved author and artist Sandra Magsamen celebrates the miracle of Baby’s arrival. With soothing, lulling text and a wide variety of novelty elements, including touch-and-feels, pull-tabs, lift-the-flaps, a musical sound chip, pop-ups and more, readers are invited to remember all of the special moments that are experienced when Baby arrives.

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One (1) Grand Prize winner receives a Grand Prize Pack (valued at $149.88!) including:

• Two (2) baby outfits from Sandra’s clothing line Messages from the Heart
• One (1) copy of Welcome, Little One
• One (1) copy of Peek-a-boo, I Love You
• One (1) copy of Baby Love
• One (1) copy of My Blanket
• One (1) copy of Little Blossom
• One (1) copy of Goodnight, Little One
• One (1) copy of Butterfly Kisses
• One (1) copy of Love Bug
• One (1) copy of Bedtime Bunny
• One (1) copy of Little Angel

Four (4) runner-up winners receive a copy of the new book, Welcome Little One! (Each book is valued at $15.99.)

How cool is THAT?

All you have to do for your chance to win is head over to Swap Mamas, join (if you haven’t already), click the INVITE tab and invite all your friends to join you! (I promise, it’s really not that complicated!) The member who refers the most new members in the month of April (’09) will win the Grand Prize; runners-up will be members who refer the second, third, fourth and fifth most new members.

Contest ends April 30, 2009 at midnight MST.

Woot Woot! Good luck!

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With a little help from my friends, a giveaway.

Swap Mamas has been up a little over a week and there’s no simpler way to say it. I’m in awe of you all.

You’re banding together like I knew you would. You’re connecting. You’re giving. And more than that? Many of you aren’t asking for a thing in return, which totally blows me away.

And now I want EVERYONE to join! I want EVERYONE to reap the rewards! I’m cheesy and gooey and on such a high, I can’t stop talking about it. Which is bad, because people are REALLY going to get sick of all my Swap Mamas tweets. Seriously.

This is where YOU, my friends, come in. Help me spread the word about Swap Mamas, and I have a super cool giveaway for one of you.

The lovely people at Silver Dolphin Books sent me a box of their kids titles and asked me to review (which you know I’ll only do if I can give away copies) — I’ve decided to review one a week (give or take) which means I’ll be giving away one a week!

dolphinbookThis week’s book is Uncover a Dolphin, and it’s seriously cool. I wish I had a photo that showed the inside, but I’ll describe it as best I can. You open the book and encased in the board book pages is an intricate plastic model detailing the skeletal system, the cardiopulmonary system, the digestive system, nervous system, etc.

Uncover a Dolphin is recommended for ages eight and up, but MP and I thoroughly enjoyed going through it together (and she’s just nearly five). We learned how a dolphin communicates. We learned what they eat. As for my favorite section title, I’m gonna have to go with, “Blubber: Dolphin’s Best Friend.”

Not only is it highly educational (Did you know an Orca is a dolphin?!? Wha? All this time I thought it was a whale.) it’s great to read WITH your child. And now one of you will get your very own copy (retail value of $18.95)!

You just have to do one of the following, and come back and tell me about it in the comments.

• Tweet about Swap Mamas and make sure to include the link: http://www.swapmamas.com (for whatever reason, it doesn’t work without the www, so this is important).

• Post about Swap Mamas if you have a blog.

• Invite all your friends to join Swap Mamas! You can do this directly through the Swap Mamas INVITE link or through your own email (make sure to cc me! mommypie9494@gmail.com).

I know there are a bunch of you who’ve already posted and tweeted — you’re AWESOME! Just leave a comment and you’ll be entered.

I’ll draw a random name this coming Friday, so make sure and comment by 5 p.m. MST — Good luck!

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Giveaway: Baby needs a new pair of FUZZY CROCS!

A few weeks ago a supa cool rep (SCR) from Crocs, Inc. sent me an email saying they would love to send me a pair of the cutest fuzzy kid’s Crocs EVER [my words]. FREE. Just to check out. How, exactly this happened, is still a mystery.

Once I stopped with the SQUEEEEing, I wrote SCR back and said, CHAH! Of COURSE I’d love to check out a pair.

BUT … because I think the whole Swag Brag thing [most times] comes off cheesy and just plain neener neener, I asked if they’d consider providing an extra pair for a giveaway. SCR said yes. Oh yeah. Now I’m really lovin’ this chick.

So, Wednesday? Guess what came in a little brown box?

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A trip to the ER, a call to Animal Control and 47 stitches later, I went back to work. And found ANOTHER little brown box waiting for me.

It contained these.

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Helluuu?? Can these BE any cuter?!? Come Christmas Eve, these little doggies are getting wrapped and slapped under the tree. MP’s going to absolutely LOVE them.

The story doesn’t end here. Ooooh no. (Don’t worry, I’m getting to the giveaway part. Patience, Grasshoppa.) So I take home MP’s new Mammoth Crocs (that’s their official name, but I still think of them as Fuzzy Crocs) and decide I MUST see them on her. So, while she sleeps, I slip them on over her footie PJs.

And they’re too small.

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My heart sank.

I thought maybe it was just the PJs that were making them so tight. I grabbed a pair of her shoes and measured. Still. Too. Small. I wanted to cry.

I sent SCR an email, saying I felt like a ginormous schmuck, but would it be possible to send this pair back in exchange for a larger size? And to my amazement, she said of COURSE they would send me a new pair, and hey, don’t worry about sending the first pair back — just give them to someone as a Christmas present.

Plus, they’re still giving ANOTHER pair to one of YOU!

And now SCR has successfully made me fall completely and totally in love with her. And the company. I’m a customer for life.

(This MarketingProfs post I read a few days ago perfectly illustrates this little experience. Crocs, Inc. nailed it.)

SO, want a chance to win a pair of the new Mammoth Crocs? (Just so you know? I’m not doing this for more traffic. I’m doing it because you guys rock, and I’m totally diggin’ playing Santa!) There are a couple ways to enter:

1. Copy, paste and tweet this:

@mommypie is giving away super cute pair of FUZZY CROCS! Go enter! http://tinyurl.com/6y9o4b

Then, come back here and IN A COMMENT BELOW let me know you did it.

OR

2. If you don’t use Twitter, go to the Crocs site, come back and tell me IN A COMMENT BELOW what color you like best.

Contest closes Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. MST. Winner will be chosen by Random Integer Generator.

Don’t forget to check back — I have a few more giveaways up my sleeve this month!

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