This one’s for the dads

By Mir
June 6, 2009
Category Contests

Hey, I think I promised you a contest. I’m sure I did. And Father’s Day is coming up, so I have a great little combo here for you dads or for the special guy in your life who happens to be a dad. But I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this one for your dad. It’s… well, decide for yourself.

Up for grabs today we have two things every man wants: First, a Grill Daddy grill cleaning tool, which appeals to men because it both cleans the grill and goes *HISSSSSS* with the steam while it does so, and a copy of Love in a Time of Colic, the self-proclaimed “new parents guide to getting it on again,” which men want because… well, this one I think is self-explanatory. If you’ve had a baby recently, I suspect you’ll (both) enjoy this book.

I’m going to stick both of these items into a box suitable for gift-giving (really just a cardboard box, but men don’t care about pretty boxes, right?) and send them off to one lucky Want Not reader, and then I hope they will find themselves with a deserving dad this Father’s Day.

Want to win ’em? First go read the contest rules and regulations, then come back here and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. Eastern (8:59 Pacific) time on Sunday, June 7th, 2009 for a chance to win. Winner to be determined by random number generation and ability to clean a grill while reading a book. Not really. Please don’t do that; it sounds dangerous.

Ready? Go!


  1. I’m number 1

  2. I’ve never been this close to number 1 before!

  3. Woo hoo lucky threeeee!

  4. This is my husband’s first Fathers Day!

  5. Grill cleaning is good. Just had a baby, book good too!

  6. We are going to buy a grill soon, so this would be great!

  7. lucky 7? thanks for a great contest! πŸ™‚

  8. Grill, baby, grill!

  9. Happy summer. Pick me pick me!

  10. OOH! I know just the person who could use both of those items! Pick me πŸ™‚

  11. Father’s day gifts abound.

  12. oooh, sounds like a dads dream!

  13. Oh my, we could certainly use that around here…my hubby’s the grillmaster and gets mad at me when I “scrape” his grill!

  14. Oh, he’ll like both of those! Thanks, Mir!

  15. No wammies, no wammies, STOP!
    Thanks for the chance to win, Mir!

  16. Have no idea what to get DH yet, so this seems like a good plan.
    Thanks Mir!

  17. Count me in!

  18. what a great pair to give to my husband this year!

  19. We grill most meals to avoid the Texas heat, so this would be great! Also – due in 3 weeks with baby #2, hubby might appreciate this book! Thanks!

  20. Hubby loves to grill & we’re expecting kiddo #4 in August, these gifts would be perfect!

  21. Yes please?

  22. Let’s see…
    I am pregnant with twins and husband loves gadgets. Yep, tis is the perfect father’s day combo!

  23. Those are great gifts! I’m in!

  24. Sounds like a great father’s day gift!

  25. The hubby would love these! Another great contest Mir!

  26. I’d love an entry.
    Happy Father’s day

  27. Sounds good, count me in!

  28. Count me in, please!

  29. I’m about to buy a grill for my husband for his birthday/Father’s day so this would be great. Thanks!

  30. We SO need this (and the tool will just be a bonus he he!)

  31. Hubby deserves this πŸ™‚

  32. My husband needs more things for cleaning πŸ™‚

  33. Oh, man, we could REALLY use BOTH of those products. *sigh*

  34. Times are tough around here and this could be the only way the dad in our house gets *any* presents this year … pick me!

  35. I don’t even know what to comment…

  36. Sounds like a winner to me!

  37. Number 38 is the one that’ll win!

  38. My husband loves to grill, that would make him very happy!

  39. I’m due June 28…we need that book!

  40. “Love in the time of colic”? That is hilarious! Remember in Mad About You when she told him it was 6 MONTH post-partum instead of 6 weeks? That’s brilliant.

  41. We’re having a baby in early October, and hubby is already trying to figure out how we’re gonna do it with a baby sleeping in our room and 3 other kids in the house. *sigh*

  42. Keeping our fingers crossed!

  43. I know my father will LOVE the grill daddy, my boyfriend has one and he loves it. And my brother in law will love the book. Hope I win…thanks!

  44. My husband is a fan of both of those activities. Big *thumbs* up for this contest!

  45. Fun stuff! Thanks – Jessica

  46. If I win, do I have to give it to my husband? πŸ˜‰

  47. Awesome contest!

  48. Go Daddy!!

  49. Interesting.

  50. About to give birth to baby number 2 any day and we love to grill…both would be useful! Pick me πŸ™‚

  51. Grilling is one of my dad’s favorite hobbies and I have a friend about to give birth, so I’d be able to gift both items πŸ™‚

  52. yes, please!

  53. Pick me! πŸ˜€

  54. Hopefully my number will finally be called up… yes?! =D

  55. Would love to win these for my husband!

  56. Woop woop!

  57. We have been coveting that grill cleaner. Apparently my husbands old-fashioned ‘elbow-grease’ isn’t doing the job.

  58. Would be cool to win this one! Thanks!

  59. Saturday contest yay!!!

  60. My grillmaster needs one of those. If only to reignite his passion for grilling. I’ve grilled three times in the last two weeks and that’s more than I’ve grilled in our 18 years of marriage. I think he’s forgotten that in this marriage, the man does the grillin’. heh.

  61. My husband loves to grill and can use one of those!!

  62. I’m having our first baby soon-I know my husband would love that book!

  63. Pick me.

  64. We have a messy grill, and a 1-month-old third child….we could totally use both.

  65. I just scrubbed our grill last week. Anything that would make that job easier and less messy is a winner in my book!

  66. I think I’ll give him the grill cleaner and hide the book πŸ™‚

  67. yeah! I hope we win! Thanks, Mir. πŸ™‚

  68. Alright, random number generator. I’m in!

  69. I would love to win the grill cleaner! Maybe my husband would clean the grill once in a while.

  70. Grill cleaner for my dad, the book for my hubby! Woo Hoo!

  71. me, me, me!

  72. Sounds good – pick me!

  73. my husband just got a grill for his birthday, and as luck has it we have a baby too! 16 months is still a baby, right?

  74. Clean grill? Good sex? Yes.

  75. Hmmm, a grill that’s clean, that’s good. the other scares me. πŸ™‚

  76. Oh sign me up for Big Daddy!

  77. We’ve been doing lots of grilling. This would be great!

  78. Thanks Mir. That will be great for his new grill.

  79. This would be great!! Pick me!!

  80. I’d love to win this for my dear, dear husband!

  81. Have a 7 week old and a grill! This would be awesome!

  82. If you saw our grill…well, let’s just say I need to win this!

  83. I could use a win!

  84. Please?

  85. They both look great! Thanks Mir.

  86. My husband would love this!!

  87. My husband’s first Father’s Day as well! He would Love it πŸ™‚

  88. Pick me please!!

  89. About to have another baby; that could come in handy… ; )

  90. sounds fantastic!

  91. Wow, great giveaway!

  92. We are well past the baby stage, if you know what I mean. πŸ˜‰

  93. My husband would love this!

  94. That would be a great father’s day gift! Thanks!

  95. I know the perfect Dad for this!!

  96. Hissss….. thanks, Mir!

  97. Count me in!

  98. Both of these gifts would make Daddy’s Day!

  99. enter me!

  100. we like to grill and do the sex … but not at the same time. I think the neighbors might take offense. So either one would be fabulous.

  101. We love to grill and we’ve got 2 small children, this would be great for us!

  102. this would make for some easy Father’s Day shopping. . . good luck to me! MKW

  103. How perfect! We grill out all summer and we will be having our 2nd baby next month! I hope I’m a winner this time!

  104. Pick me!

  105. This would be great, because that grill thing would LOOK like a gift for him, but since I do all the grilling, it would REALLY be a gift for me!!! (see how I turned it around like that?)

  106. Exciting! This would be a great thing to win!

  107. Juli says she’s number 1 as though that was a surprise. We’ve known that all along, right?

  108. Oh,oh,me,me!!

  109. I hope this one is lucky!

  110. This would be great for us!

  111. Would love to witn it !

  112. Awesome!

  113. Mir, you make me laugh. Yeah, I think my parents are a LITTLE past that stage, but we could probably use that book! πŸ™‚

  114. Those sound like excellent Father’s Day gifts! I’m in! πŸ™‚

  115. This will be our second Father’s Day, and now we have another on the way!

  116. Our grill brushes are never doing the trick, this would be so very awesome!!

  117. Great book title! I’d love to win these. Need a little love in the time of colic around here.

  118. Interesting combo… I’m in. Thanks!

  119. I would love to win. We just had a baby last Saturday! πŸ™‚

  120. yes, very interesting combo. We’ve got a baby due in a month and a half… and who doesn’t cook out during the summer?

  121. We have a grill AND a baby!

  122. pick me!!! pick me!!!!

  123. Me! Me! Me! Please!!

  124. Great!

  125. My husband would make great use of this. Thanks.

  126. Pick me please! thanks Mir!!!!!

  127. would be a great gift!!

  128. Perfect! Thanks for another great contest!

  129. Ohhh, my third baby is 1 month old and my husband likes grilling, and I don’t want to shop ( for him anyway)

  130. oooooooooh

  131. Would absolutely love this!!

  132. Oh yeah!!!

  133. My shopping could be complete with this entry? Fabulous!

  134. This would be great!

  135. Winning Would mean two less presents to buy!

  136. Pick me!! Waves the magic wand….

  137. FUN!

  138. My kids and I just saw the Grill Daddy on TV yesterday morning and then we talked about it all day! Our grill is dirty.

  139. Sounds like a good Fathers Day gift to me!

  140. The Grill Daddy looks awesome – my husband would LOVE it!!!

  141. With our 15 month old in the house, he’ll love the book!

  142. Oh, the grill would love you.

  143. Ok, I’ll give it a try.
    I don’t know if our grill has
    ever been cleaned. Hmmmm?

  144. Maybe this will be my lucky number!

  145. I’m in!

  146. me me πŸ™‚

  147. Thanks for the contest.

  148. I think #150 is gonna’ be lucky…

  149. Yes please! Thanks!

  150. Thanks

  151. You’re supposed to clean the grill?

  152. I’d love this! Even though I clean the grill as often as the Manly one does…

  153. Oh, pick me, please, random number generator!

  154. my hubby just said how he wanted new grill tools!

  155. we want to win, thanks

  156. our 3rd child is 5 weeks old & our grill brush is wearing out!

  157. Big Daddy could use a new grill tool!

  158. Thanks. Would love this.

  159. This would be perfect…a gift for my husband and a gift for my son!

  160. I would love to win!

  161. I would love to win this for my husband!

  162. Hooray for father’s day gifts!

  163. count me in!

  164. Ooh…My DH would love this!

  165. Yay! Another great contest from the very pretty Mir.

  166. Thanks!

  167. Me me!

  168. Contests are great! Especially if it is SO EASY

  169. Hooray! easy shopping!

  170. Sounds fantastic – thanks for the chance to win!!

  171. Yay!

  172. My dad will grill to thrill. πŸ™‚

  173. Lately, I use the grill more than my husband. Maybe with a new bbq “tool” he would start using it again? Ya think?

  174. Would love.

  175. Thanks Mir!

  176. Maybe a clean grill would encourage more grilling… πŸ™‚

  177. Hubs would definitely enjoy this particular combo πŸ™‚

  178. This sounds fantastic! Father’s Day is always difficult for me, picking-out-gifts-wise. This could kill two birds with one stone!!

  179. Sounds good to me!

  180. sounds cool, would love to win this!

  181. My DH loves his grill with a big pink puffy heart!

  182. Niiice. Thanks!

  183. thank you!

  184. C’monn Dh just lost his job and mine was gone last august! Gift money is tight!!

  185. Yay!!! πŸ™‚

  186. Saw this on 11 Alive news– they gave it two thumbs up! Me, please!

  187. pleae oh please

  188. ummm…lucky number 189! woo hoo

  189. Thanks for the chance to win

  190. Please and Thank you!!!

  191. This number is the luckiest!

  192. Nice gift!

  193. This is pretty much the only way I’d give hubby a gift for Father’s Day this year after the he handled (or um, didn’t handle) Mother’s Day. Haha :o)

  194. Sounds great

  195. Great contest for a great dad! Thanks

  196. Ha! I’ll take it!

  197. I’m in, just under the wire!

  198. hey! we have a grill AND a baby due on Father’s Day weekend, its the perfect gift!

  199. Okay, we have 3 kids under 4 (for another 6 days) so perhaps this book is, well, not necessarily that pertinent, but he is an avid reader, so…

  200. What a great contest. Both of those prizes are relevant in my house…

    Thanks, Mir.

  201. Another great contest!

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