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.

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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
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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.

57 comments:

  1. I think it would be cute to have the word "twoots" on one...hehe...that's what my hubby calls me. :)


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  2. I tweeted this! https://twitter.com/KatyLMA/status/8871339255

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  3. I love the new saying...so simple and yet so sweet!

    Hmmm, I'd probably want them to say something like "Hi, Sweetie" - cheesy, I know!

    Would loooove to win! mellow1422@aol.com

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  4. Because of the "Tweet Me" one I thought "Hmmm...what would a facebook Sweetheart say?"

    All I came up with was: "Poke Me?" but figured that's probably not appropriate even if I mean it in the most innocent way. :)

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  5. I already follow you on Twitter - JKrajci! :)

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  6. I Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/JKrajci/status/8872687569

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  7. Hmm I think I would put "Honey Buns" on one !

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  8. I follow the blog via yahoo reader

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  9. Of course I follow you on Twitter! @tannawings

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  10. http://twitter.com/tannawings/status/8873331175
    2/9 tweet

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  11. Hmmm...

    The first thing that came to mind was "How you doing?" (think Joey on Friends). Really I am just demonstrating my lack of creativity. Sad I know.

    I do have a cute sweetheart story. My husband and I bought a yellow lab years ago (she now belongs to someone else). We were filling out the AKC registration form and you have to put down 3 names. We knew we were going to name her Sammie. My husband wanted "Sammie the Fish" because he thought it sounded like a mobster name. We decided to pick a sweetheart and let that decide her name. The heart we picked out said "Dream Girl". So that became her "official" name - Sammie Dream Girl.

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  12. Thank you for offering something so sweet. smgoodie smg(underscore)gdp(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. These might be too long for a sweetheart. But what about "You're almost as good as ice cream". Or "You're delicious"; these would be my votes.

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  14. I subscribe through google reader

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  15. Barbara from BostonFebruary 9, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    Soul Mate
    Sugar plum
    LOL
    lickety split
    I also subscribe to the feed

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  16. i love sweethearts. they will always remind me of childhood.

    Jillianrose87 at gmail dot com

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  17. I would like to see Love Bug and Sweet Pea - 2 phrases used in our home
    glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I follow you on twitter (skgaff)
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  19. I follow you on blogger
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  20. I subscribe via google reader
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  21. I'm a facebook fan
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  22. with so much of todays kids texting and talking on facebook I think that "lol" is appropriate. In my day that meant lots of love but todays meaning is laugh out loud either way it is age appropriate with dual meanings. it's a win win!

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  23. I also follow your blog through blogger, my 2 year old granddaughter has Cerebral Palsy

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  24. how about smooches?
    nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

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  25. feed subscriber
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  26. "let's dance"
    ericandsarita(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Tweet http://twitter.com/chickitsarita/status/8887952852

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  28. button at mamasjob.blogspot.com

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  29. I would put the sign language "I Love You" (pinky-index-thumb)

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  30. http://twitter.com/tannawings/status/8913418133
    2/10 tweety
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  31. Following on Twitter:

    http://twitter.com/dizzylady1012/status/8913532244

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  32. I'd like to have one that said "I'm Yours!"

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  33. How about addicted to blogging. Can they fit that on there? :) Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  34. Google follower-Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  35. I would love one that says Cute Face. That's what I call my Peanut all the time lately. :)

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  36. bite me - not offensive...just silly!

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  37. http://twitter.com/tannawings/status/8955237296
    2/11
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  38. "Tweet Tweet" would be cute!

    Trudy
    onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

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  39. I would want the word Hope or Joy put on a sweetheart.

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  40. http://twitter.com/tannawings/status/9041871990
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Thanks for sharing!