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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


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.


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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Matrimony Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations Oakland Mama! You’re the lucky winner of the fabulous book, Matrimony, by Joshua Henkin!


Thanks to Josh for this great giveaway, and to all who participated — I encourage you to run right out and get this one for yourselves!

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Dolphin Book Giveaway Winner!

Congrats Laura — you’re the new owner of the AWESOME Uncover a Dolphin book!


I’m thinking your boys will totally dig it.

Thanks to everyone who played along, and helped me spread the word about Swap Mamas — we’re up to 117 members! (Are you one of the 117? No? Gitcher butt over there and JOIN, Mama! Chop chop!)


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And the Fuzzy Crocs winner is ..

Melanie at MelADramatic Mommy!! Congrats Mel!


A BIG, BIG thanks to Crocs, Inc. for their awesome generosity. Check back in a few days — Santapie will have another giveaway up either Friday or Saturday …


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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?


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.


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.


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.


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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Memorist Giveaway Winners!

First off, let me say, I LOVED reading everyone’s Memorist comments — if past lives DO exist (and you already know I’m a total believer) you guys were a colorful bunch. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!

Without further ado, I give you the book winners:


Which translates to Laural Out Loud (Comment #8), who spent a past life as a pampered British lady of leisure; and Erin of Irascible Crayons (Comment #20), who most likely spent some time in the 30s or 40s. Congratulations ladies!

Keep checking back — I have some pretty awesome swag to give away in the coming weeks, just in time for the holidays. I’ll give you a hint. It involves really, really cool footwear. And wildlife. And possibly more reading material.

Yee hoo! I feel just like Santa! A girl could get hooked on this Giveaway Gig …


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