This Is Not Just Any Old Blog Contest…

…it’s one in which, if you want a chance to win, you’re going to have to “suffer through” my vacation photos! (But not all 500 of them. No worries.)

I’m back from NYC (yay!) and ready to do some show-and-telling, and I’m using a great incentive to bribe entice you to read the Scrawl daily during my vacation review!

First, my snazzy graphic. Ta-dah!

Basically, here’s how it goes. I have about ten posts on the way about my trip to New York. I have so much that I want to share with you (as I mentioned a few days ago, those of you who remember my ONE DAY in Chicago last summer will not be surprised at all with the amount of activity my family packed into a three-day NYC trip) that I thought we’d all have a little fun.

The prize? Pieces of my trip! I picked up some cool stuff that I’m going to box up and send (or deliver, if you’re local!) to the lucky Winner or Winner-ette. Check it out:

Included in the Grand (and only) Prize?

—-> An I ♥ NY t-shirt (size L)
—-> A I ♥ NY mug
—-> A souvenir M&M World penny
—-> A nifty Statue of Liberty pen, featuring a ferry that moves when you tilt it
—-> 5 assorted postcards (unused, of course: DUH)
—-> Peppermints from Dylan’s Candy Bar
—-> A sample of Reese’s Select Clusters (from the Times Square Hershey Store)
—-> A totebag from the Times Square Virgin Megastore, which closed over the weekend
—-> A purse-sized bottle of Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizer (new: it was extra!)

And now, for the rules. As I mentioned, I have posts coming up for the next ten days (at least!) about my trip. (I promise to do my best to be entertaining.) You will get one entry in the drawing each time you leave a comment on each of my posts, today through April 13. You can only get one entry PER POST, so there is no need to do any of that silly off-the-deep-end amount of commenting on each post sort of thing. So if I do ten posts between today and April 13 and you comment on every single one, you will have ten entries in the drawing. (If I go nuts and post every day, making 13 posts, you can get 13 entries! It’s that easy! Crazy, huh???)

You can get bonus entries by posting about this contest on your own blog and/or Facebook page; it must include my snazzy graphic (the first photo, above) AND a link to this very post. Please leave a comment on this post letting me know that you linked it, so I’ll make sure not to miss adding your extra entry/entries. If you have a blog AND Facebook and you put it up on both, you’ll get two entries!

I will draw and announce the winner (here on the blog!) on April 15. I will attempt to contact whoever wins, but if the winner is someone who doesn’t have contact info readily available, they’ll have to contact me by April 18; otherwise I’ll pick another winner.

Any questions? Let me know! Otherwise, thanks in advance for letting me share my trip with you, and Happy Commenting!

EDITED: If you’re stopping in after being referred by one of my readers, WELCOME! And boy, (or girl,) you’ve got some catching up to do! Just click on my header to refresh the page and you’ll have TONS to read. You should probably go to the restroom first, and maybe get a snack and put on a Snuggie. Thanks for reading!



  • Kat

    Yay, welcome home. I am so glad to have you back and can’t wait for your post. I love, love, love NYC and I’ve been there about 10 times at least…so you see I am really, really looking forward to your entertaining travel stories.

  • WeaselMomma

    Let me get this straight. You went to the M&M store and are offering up a souvenir penny? Is this an April Fools prank?

  • DaddyKV

    This sounds fun. I will be sure to come back often and post. I have only been to NYC once a small weekend get away. Should be good.

  • ShankRabbit

    Not to contradict WeaselMomma, but I think the penny is awesome! I love “WTF” gifts (or prizes).

    Looks like I have a good reason to comment daily now!

  • Melisa with one S

    Kat: 10 times? That's six more than me! 🙂

    Weaselmomma: Are you kidding me? That penny cost me FIFTY-ONE CENTS!!! Do you think I'm made of money or something? I should have made a rule about how if you make fun of the prize package, your comment doesn't count as an entry. But I didn't, so I guess you're still in. LOL Tell you what. If you win, I'll buy a pack of M&Ms and split it with you.

    DaddyKV: Thanks for stopping in! Looking forward to "Seeing" you again!

    Shankrabbit: THANK YOU. That Weaselmomma, she's a princess. 🙂

    Mom24: Thanks! 🙂

    Mags: Thanks to you too! 🙂

  • Movie Maven

    Welcome home! Can’t wait to hear about your trip. My kids want to go to NYC. Mark is there now, but too much business to make it a family trip this time.

  • Huckdoll

    Oooh, I can’t wait! Even if I win nothing, I can’t wait to hear about it all. You’re keeping us in suspense here woman!

  • Lilacspecs

    Looks like you had a good time!
    Hans is obsessed with seeing NYC. I’ve only been there once so I’m sure at somepoint we’ll go again. And I definitely will have to look for that candy store!

  • i am the diva

    oooh ooh!! i've always wanted an i <3 NY mug!!! i'm so excited! can't wait to see your pics, i so want to go there someday

  • Sue

    I read this the other day and didn’t comment? What is wrong with me? So now I will comment and even post you on my blog. How’s that?

  • NYCity Mama

    Yay! I’m in NYC, but will follow you anyway, because I love your blog…and listening to people’s perspective on my home town! This is going to be FUN!

  • Kathy B!

    Welcome home! This is my first visit and I found you on giveaway day 🙂 What could be better!

  • Brandy

    That’s really exciting! I am in NH but never been to NYC, look forward to reading your posts! Heard about this over at Half Past Kissin’ time!

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