Thursday, March 5, 2009

Free Tag Reader to One Lucky Winner and a Coupon for the Rest of You Losers

I'm sorry. You're not losers. You're awesome!
(Please don't leave my blog. Here, I'll give you some free stuff if you'll stay!)



Apparently March is something called National Reading Month. Like, the weather is still crappy, you are sick of all the stupid shows on TV by now and you cannot afford to raise your thermostat so you are trapped in your Snuggie. So, why not read?
To celebrate National Reading Month, LeapFrog is doing this thing called the 1 Million
Reading Hours Pledge, asking parents to pledge to read to their kids a certain amount of time every day. You go to their Web site, choose 10, 20 or 30 minutes, and then they give you a coupon for $10 off a Tag reading system at Toys R Us. They cost $50. There's also a coupon for $4 off a Tag book -- these things need special books to work.
But one of you lucky devils won't need that coupon. Cause if you leave a comment here telling me how many minutes you pledged to read to or with your little ones, and if I randomly pick your name, LeapFrog will send you a Tag reading system AND 5 BOOKS for free!
(These things are awesome -- take it from my friend Kori. Her 3-year-old loved that thing, and now, just a few months later, her 3-year-old can read the show titles off the Tivo menu. Coincidence?)
And that's not all! They'll also give you a "an expanded-memory LeapFrog School Tag reader + 10 books (chosen by LeapFrog) to donate to (your) local library."
OK, personally I am very lazy and think LeapFrog would be crazy to entrust me with a donation for my local library. It would probably sit in the back of my car for months until someone spilled their sippy cup on it. But not you! You love your local library and are on the ball! You are all winners!
OK, only one of you is a winner. Leave your comments here, and I'll let you know who you are at the end of March.
Oh yeah -- I'm giving away ANOTHER of the same prize set on my other blog. You can enter in both places, but I will not award both prizes to the same winner. If the random number generator picks the same person for both, I'll just pick again.


28 comments:

Amanda said...

You are hilarious! My guy is too little for the reading gadget, plus I am more of a traditionalist in teaching/learning reading methods, but I do have a family member who could really use this. So do I win? Am I a winner?

Christy said...

I pledged 20 mins. Thanks for the great giveaway.

shortstack411 said...

Hi! We read with our 2 boys for 30 minutes a night (although normally our 6 year old reads to us), so I pledge to keep doing that, because I don't know another 6 year old reading Cam Jantzen chapter books! I am hoping my 22 month old picks up reading quick too!

Phyllis Sommer said...

this was the funniest giveaway post i've read in a long time! i pledged 20 minutes:-) but we read way more than that.

Natalie said...

Thank you for having a great sense of humor as a SAHM! I'm so friggin' bored in this unpredictable Chicago weather that I would gladly pledge 60 minutes or more, but the max is 30. I would read to my little guy all damn day if he would just sit still.

crockett said...

I pledged 20 min for my daughter.

KC said...

I pledged 20 minutes for my daughter. We also read at least that much a day to my 1 yr old son as well, can never start them too young!

Laura said...

Geez I love reading ur blog! We're too much alike! LOL My girls have always been big readers. And, I'm not a loser! Well, not today anyway. :)

Laura

fassothfamily1 at yahoo dot com

Cindy said...

I pledge 15 minutes. Have never seen this reading gadget but know my daughter would love it!

Kelly said...

I pledge to read 20 minutes to each of my four boys! My oldest loves to read. Even traveling in the car, he needs to have the light on so he can read his book! Thanks for this giveaway, it's very generous!

MJ said...

I pledged 30 minutes. I really would love one.

Felicia said...

I posted on the other blog too. I pledged 30 minutes a day.

Chrissy said...

I read to my kids often...everyday actually...sort of a MUST when you homeschool! But I will "pledge" 30 mins. for the contest. THAAANKS!

Diana said...

I need to read with my son so much more. He's just such a squirmy toddler it's difficult, but I'm pledging ten minutes right now. And then we'll move on to 15!!

Janet and Maya said...

I don't want your crummy prize anyway, okay, I really do want your great prize!

mayacarpenter@verizon.net

thanks for the contest!

Buki Family said...

well, i suppose we can all learn something from loosing sometimes. can't win them all... but i do hope i win this one. it would be fun to do my 10 min of reading each day with this!

sabeckstrom at yahoo dot com

Cher said...

Awesome Giveaway! I pledge to read to my son 10 minutes a day - he is only 25 months and doesn't sit too well for books just yet. I think this Leapfrog set would be perfect for him starting out! I am such a big book reader and I hope my kids grow up to be book lovers! Oh and I visit my Chicago Public Library once a week so that wouldn't be a problem!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer said...

That is awesome! I hope I win!

christin said...

my daughter turns 3 very soon and she would love this! thanks for the chance:)
christinbanda@yahoo.com

Malaika said...

This is my first time coming by your blog but I will definitely be back. This is a great giveaway and you have a very entertaining writing style.

I pledged 20 minutes a day and I think my three year old son would really enjoy this as a gift. (We would enjoy it together.)

I´m off to check out your other blog and enter again. Catch you later.

laikilu@yahoo.com

laura said...

i pledge to read 30 minutes a day to my son. great giveaway!

laura
luvtheoffice@gmail.com

Nad said...

Oh, how I'd love to win this!! I pledged 20 minutes with my son each day. Thanks!

treflea4 at gmail dot com

Marie said...

My daughters would love this. Our library already has one but will only 1 book and it gets old fast. I pledge 30 minutes per day per daughter. They don't like to share a book, always have to have their own. Thanks for your blog.
Marie (lmcrml at att dot net)

Danielle said...

I pledged to read 30 minutes with my daughter.

ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
http://homeschoolunitstudies.blogspot.com

3 for Me! said...

I love to read with my kiddies... I"m choosing to read in a BLOCk of 20 minutes for this pledge! Myabe it will become a set thing!! Great giveaway!!

Frugal Mommy said...

I pledge 30 mins per day. We do more cause my kids are homeschooled are we are always reading. Wonderful giveaway thanks so much.

Maya said...

I pledge 20 minutes today - my 2.5 year old loves to sit and look at books so this would be of great benefit to her!

MomOnTheEdge said...

I pledged 30 minutes with my kiddos! (Like on said on your other blog . . . if we're reading then they aren't fighting).