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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Valentine's giveaway: Win a big box of Sweethearts—plus, a debut
When I was growing up, every Valentine's Day my mom would give me and my sister a box of Sweethearts. They'd be waiting for us on the kitchen table when we got home from school, a little box of pure fun and sweetness. Today the candies are a comfort treat for me because whenever I eat one I think of my mom and how she was the type of mom to do that sort of thoughtful, caring thing.
Sweethearts recently sent me a box of them, and invited me to introduce a new saying that's appearing on the hearts for the first time. Last year, they asked people for their suggestions, and got about 10,000 responses. The winners include "Tweet Me" and "You Rock" and, ta-dah, this:
I think it's perfect for Max, who really is the sweetest, most good-natured child although he definitely gets a devilish glint in his eye when he's tormenting his sister. For the record, Sabrina has her angelic moments, too. Some.
A few sayings that didn't make it: Latte Love, Hot Dawg and Eat Bacon. !!!
Sweethearts is offering up a gift package of 15 boxes of Sweethearts to three readers. To enter, leave a comment about the saying you'd like to see on a heart. And remember, this is a G-rated blog! Mine: Let's snack. Because I am a professional snacker, although I have not yet figured out a way to earn an income off that.
Note: You must leave your e-mail in the comment if it is not findable on your blog, since my ESP is still not up and running. Even if you don't win, you can always send a box of personalized Virtual Sweethearts online here.
BONUS ENTRIES: After you leave your main comment, leave a separate comment for each of the following that you have done:
• Follow LoveThatMax on Twitter.
• Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with your Tweet time stamp (translation for Twitter newbies: click on the time below the Tweet, which shows you the URL). You can use this Tweet: Win 15 boxes of Sweethearts from @LoveThatMax, three winners, ends 2/12, http://lovethatmax.blogspot.com
• Subscribe to the To The Max feed; you can do that here, or another way, and leave a comment saying how you subscribed.
• Follow this blog on Blogger.
• Join the To The Max fan page on Facebook.
• Add my button to your blog and post a link to your blog in the comment below.
• Blog about the giveaway on your blog or website, and link back to here. Leave a comment below with the URL to the post.
This giveaway is open until Friday, February 12, 2010, 8:00 a.m. EST, and is for U.S. and Canadian residents. I'll pick the winner via randomizer.org, announce the winner that day, and alert you by e-mail. Good luck!
UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.