When I was approached to help spread the word about GoodNites’ new Special Bedtime Moments campaign, I said yes almost immediately. For one thing, bedtime is a sacred time in our house, and not just because it means the short people are headed to sleep. It’s when a lot of the deep conversations happen, it’s how I fostered a love of reading in my children (gotta love that nighttime snuggling up with a book), and it’s a great time to wind down from the day together. For another thing, one of my kids was a bed-wetter for years, and so GoodNites holds a special place in my heart. (By “holds a special place in my heart” I mean “kept me from changing sheets in the middle of the night,” naturally.)
So here’s the deal: There’s prizes in it for you! First, you can share your own Special Bedtime Moment with GoodNites for a chance to win one of two grand prize $2,500 bedroom makeovers, and they’ll be running the contest from now through August 7th, 2009. You can enter once per day, and each entry is another chance to win. Second, I’ll also be giving away three great GoodNites swag totes worth $250 each here on Want Not. The tote includes a $100 gift certificate to PajamaGram.com, a $50 gift certificate to Borders, a fuzzy blanket, a special bedtime journal, and of course the tote itself. Interested? Read on for the details!
I’ll be giving away one of these totes each month; all you have to do each time I post about it is leave me a comment with the text of your entry on the Special Bedtime Moments site and you’ll get an entry into this contest. Remember how I said you could enter once per day on the GoodNites site? You can enter this contest once a day, too.
So for this first one, you have from now until 11:59 p.m. Eastern (8:59 p.m. Pacific) on June 30th, 2009 to get your entries in, and I’ll randomly select a winner to be announced next month. We’re now in round two of this contest—continue entering every day, and the second winner will be selected some time after the end of July. We’re now in the third and final round—get your daily entries in by August 7th, 2009, for a chance to win the last tote! (Traditional Want Not contest rules and regulations still apply, except that multiple entries are okay for this one.) This is a long contest, and with entries possible every single day, you have a lot of chances to win!
I saved the best part for last: In addition to these chances to win awesome prizes, there’s another little contest happening, here—the participating blogger who generates the most entries into the Special Bedtime Moments contest this summer wins $1,000 worth of bedtime books. If Want Not wins the contest, I will have GoodNites donate these books to my local county library system’s outreach program (they have an arm that gives out books to low-income families). So your entry (or entries) into the contest might win you something, but also potentially will help result in a lot of kids getting books who wouldn’t otherwise have them. How can you say no to that?
To recap: Enter on the Special Bedtime Moments site for a chance to win a room makeover. Enter here for a chance to win an awesome swag bag worth $250. Enter early and often so that I’ll get to donate a bunch of books to underprivileged kids. It’s a win-win-win, folks. Get entering!
[Disclaimer: I have partnered with GoodNitesÂ® for this series of posts; I am being compensated for writing about my family’s bedtime routine and for promoting this contest, not for endorsing a product.]