Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Win a bag of Barilla pasta—or tickets to a big-deal concert!


If Max were running this blog, it would be called Max Eats Spaghetti Sauce (the name by which he is going these days, which makes me long for the days when he was just Purple Max). I'm not changing the blog's name, but I am happy to offer up free pasta, sauce, peeled tomatoes, a jar of olive oil, an apron and a tote. Yes, it's a bag o' Barilla goodness, worth $55. Please, nobody tell Max I am giving away spaghetti.

Also! If you live in New York, I have two sets of VIP passes to the Andrea Bocelli concert in Central Park, taking place September 15. You get VIP access, VIP seating, and a free fabulous Italian feast. It's the same food concert goers will buying, 25 percent of which goes to the Food Bank of new York.

Oh, and you get to listen to Andrea Bocelli. I love his voice (DUH), but I'm also inspired by the success he's scored as a man who is blind (he lost his sight at age 12, in a soccer accident). Bocelli is the biggest-selling solo artist in the history of classical music. You know his voice; listen to him singing Nessun Dorma ("None shall sleep"), an aria from the opera Turandot.


To enter, leave a comment about whether you want to be entered for the bag or the concert tickets.

Bonus entries:

Follow Love That Max on Twitter
Like Love That Max on Facebook
Mention this giveaway in your blog and share the link
Tweet about this giveaway (one a day). A tweet: Win a tote with Barilla pasta & sauce, or VIP tix to an Andrea Bocelli concert from @LoveThatMax, ends 9/5, http://tinyurl.com/3wuuur5

This giveaway is open until Monday, September 5 at 11:59 EST, and is for U.S. residents 18 and older. I will randomly pick the winners at random.org, alert you by email and announce it here. Note, you must leave your email below if it is not visible on your blog.

Remember to mention which you'd like to win—the Barilla bag OR the Bocelli tickets.

Buona fortuna!

UPDATE: The winner of the Barilla tote is Christine, and Nicole and Allison will be headed to the Andrea Bocelli concert. Enjoy!

235 comments:

  1. ahhh, I SO wish I lived in NY, I'd love to see Andrea Bocelli!

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  2. The bag of pasta goodies please!!

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  3. I follow Love That Max on Twitter!

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  4. I follow Love That Max on Facebook!

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  5. I would love to enter for the pasta bag.

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  6. OK--I'm all twittered and facebooked--now to comment = )

    I'm in NYC, so the tix would be great. (Although the pasta doesn't look too shabby either.)

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  7. I believe Max & I are kindred spirits; I'd love the pasta goodies!

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  8. Although I live in NY I would love the pasta bag, we are total pasta eaters !!

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  9. I'd be interested in winning a bag of pasta! We'd even take a picture of E making and serving dinner (so far, she's had success making...serving is another story)!

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  10. I would love the bag of pasta goodies! I wish I lived in NY for the concert.

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  11. I follow Love That Max on Facebook.

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  12. I follow Love That Max on Facebook.

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  13. Love the pasta bag.... Sondras67@aol.com
    Can I say my Dad would kill me for admitting to using jar sauce.

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  14. Tickets please!!!!! My Mum & I would LOVE to go to this concert!!

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  15. I live in Alaska so I guess the bag of goodies will have to do!

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  16. ZOMG PASTA! I love me some pasta! Maybe not quite as much as Max does, but pretty damn close!

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  17. I would love to win the bag!

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  18. Pasta bag please! My husband and kids are big pasta eaters!

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  19. I follow Love That Max on Facebook and mentioned it as a resource for parents and teachers in the special Needs community in one of my classes to become an Educational Therapist. Pasta and sauce would be great as I live in The SF Bay Area and school has started so I couldn't make it to N.Y.

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  20. We are big pasta fans, so please enter us for the bag of pasta!

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  21. I follow Love That Max on Facebook (pasta please).

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  22. Bag please, seeing as I am in Texas. We love pasta here too! It's the only family meal, our whole family will eat.

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  23. Barilla Bag, please! We'll even add some blue to the sauce to see if it comes out purple.

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  24. Since I live a bit too far away from NY for the concert I guess I would go for the pasta!
    rebeckstar@yahoo.com

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  25. I'd love to win the Bocelli tix for my sister and her BF. :)

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  26. I'll be entering for the pasta. Wow do I wish I was in NYC!!
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. Follow Love That Max on Twitter @chipdip2010
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/106183597685346304
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. I would love to be entered for the pasta! The concert tickets sound awesome, but I'm in Philadelphia and classes just started for me. :(

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  30. I could certainly put everything in that pasta tote to very good use. Pick me, please!

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  31. Hi it's Nicole (from facebook) my e-mail is: nicoledenise@optonline.net I would LOVE the concert tickets!!! It would be so nice to take my mom.... she deserves a great night out and LOVES HIM!...the bag of pasta goodies is also great (of course if Max doesn't mind that you are giving away all that spaghetti!)

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  32. I would like to be entered for the bag. Thanks.

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  33. i wish i lived closer would love to go to the
    Andrea Bocelli!-but will have to say bag of pasta goodies please gla

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  34. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    I WOULD LIKE TO BE ENTERED FOR THE BAG

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  35. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    LIKE LOVE THAT MAX ON FACEBOOK

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  36. We'd love the Barilla Pasta!

    We follow Love that Max on facebook and can't wait till Sabrina really starts to blog! Since your post on that I've been thinking of encouraging my son to blog!

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  37. I would love to go to the concert.

    Thanks.



    jisjt@yahoo.com

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  38. Please enter me for the Tickets. Would make an AMAZING birthday gift if I won!!

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  39. Please the bag of pasta. I didn't get a chance to get any free pasta when they were giving it out in New York all those days because I had to work. This would make my birthday very special.

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  40. My twitter name is Nilimonicky and my email is nperez054@aol.com

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  41. I would love to be entered for the bag, thanks! :)

    ekbowtique at yahoo dot com

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  42. Following now on both Twitter and FB. LOVE the photo at the top of your blog. Max looks like a fun kid!

    My son also could eat spaghetti, or just the sauce, or just the noodles all day, every day. As much as I would love the tix, I will go for the pasta package! We love pasta, and are on a tight budget.

    maleab [at] earthlink [dot] net

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  43. We'd love the pasta bag, erf1980@hotmail.com

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  44. I follow Love That Max on Facebook! erf1980@hotmail.com

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  45. Tweeted and added you to facebook! Id love both.. and love your blog ;) Youre an inspiration...

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  46. I'd love to See Andrea too, but I live in CA. :( I'd love the pasta bag too!!
    rockahhbetty@hotmail.com

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  47. I would like to enter for the bag, I too have a spaghetti sauce lover but mine puts ketchup on top of her spaghetti.
    Kims2312@verizon.net

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  48. I like you on FB
    Kimberly Schotz
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  49. Like Love That Max on Facebook

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  50. I want to be entered for the Barilla Pasta bag. Thanks!

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  51. Id love to win the bag!!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  52. Unfortunately I'm a few thousand miles away from the concert, so if I won I'd like the bag of Barilla pasta.
    iridia718 at gmail dot com

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  53. I'm entering for the Bag of pasta.

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  54. Love That Max Facebook Fan
    Tl Moyer

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  55. Alas and alack, I live too far away to enter for the contest, so please enter me, Deb Eats Spaghetti Sauce, for the bag. Thank you! :) asthenight at gmail dot com

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  56. I follow Love That Max on Twitter @AsTheNight.

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  57. I like Love That Max on Facebook (Deborah Rosen).

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  58. I shared on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/AsTheNight/status/106532286178148352.

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  59. I would love to win the bag
    of pasta goodies. Thanks
    Cathy Truman
    kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

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  60. I'd like to enter to win the Bocelli tickets! Thanks so much!

    randallk at hotmail dot com

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  61. Following you on twitter (clc408)

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  62. Like you on fb (Cynthia Conley)

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  63. tweet
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  64. Barilla pasta bag plz :) I follow. I Like. I tweeted. I shared. And... I will blog when I get a quiet moment tonite! momsheffield@gmail.com

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  65. Hello nicole again.... would love to win the concert tickets (not sure if that was clear in my other comment since I also mentioned the pasta!)
    nicoledenise@optonline.net

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  66. bag
    thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  67. follow on twitter
    thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  68. like on fb
    thank you
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  69. http://twitter.com/#!/tatertot374/status/106905009895112704
    thank you
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  70. Please sign me up for the Bocelli tickets. I would love to take my mom to see him and distract her from some medical issues she is now facing. She is a trooper!

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  71. I would love to be entered for the bag!

    LWons@HotMail.com

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  72. already left a comment yesterday w/details... but here's the link to my blog post mentioning your giveaway :)

    http://momsheffield.blogspot.com/2011/08/friday-fun.html

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  73. we'd love the spaghetti...even though i do love bocelli
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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  74. I would love to have the bag! I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  75. Bag please

    droopydog63@hotmail.com

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  76. I would love the bag LIve to far away from NYS to take avantage of the lovely concert~
    kathypersons@yahoo.com

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  77. Love that Max on FB kathy persons
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  78. https://twitter.com/#!/mkjmc/status/107919457346781184

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  79. I would like to be entered for the bag.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  80. http://twitter.com/#!/mkjmc/status/108107287025025024

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  81. I would like the Barilla Pasta bag please!

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  82. I would love to win the bag...:)

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  83. http://mobile.twitter.com/mkjmc/status/108484409761607680

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  84. i'd love to be entered for the bag please!

    trinthegirl@yahoo.ca

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  85. Being a lover of pasta, I'd choose the bag. It would pair well with red wine, and Sicilian folk music on the stereo.

    Hope to win!

    xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

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  86. I agree with Max-pasta rocks! Would love to win the Barilla bag of goodies!

    xraygirl2008(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  87. FB fan of Love that Max.
    xraygirl2008(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  88. Me and my mom love Bocelli. Even my dad enjoys him. We would love to go see him in concert.

    allisonmschindler@hotmail.com

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  89. I would like to be entered for the bag of Pasta goodies

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  90. I'm in Denver, so no concert :(
    But I would like to be entered for the bag of Barilla.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  91. I follow you on twitter as mbm218
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  92. tweet:
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  93. I like you on Facebook and would love to win the pasta bag! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Renee Walters
    bored2quickly@hotmail.com

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  94. http://twitter.com/#!/mkjmc/status/108832619579453440

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  95. id liked to be entered for the bag crystletellerday@yahoo.com

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  96. The bag of pasta goodies please!!!right now I'm wishing I lived in NYC

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  97. https://twitter.com/#!/TheresaJenkins/status/108897376697188353

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  98. Definitely the bag - I'm craving some spaghetti right now! :)

    e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  99. Follow you on TWitter!

    username: @vdr1984
    e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  100. Like you on FB!

    username: Diana R.
    e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  101. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/vdr1984/status/108913120369573888

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  102. I would like to be entered for the bag

    Allison Downes
    lola_violets_2010@yahoo.com

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  103. I would love the bag
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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  104. I follow you on Twitter @Timshaun291
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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  105. I like you on FB
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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  106. Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/#!/Timshaun291/status/109034078891802624
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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  107. http://twitter.com/#!/mbm218/status/109076597671337984
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  108. I would take the bag!!!

    gefr71@breakthru.com

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  109. I followed @LoveThatMax on twitter as GDE71

    gefr71@breakthru.com

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  110. I liked Love That Max on FB

    gefr71@breakthru.com

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  111. Please enter me for the tickets!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  112. I follow you on facebook as wendy wallach-zephier.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  113. https://twitter.com/#!/madamerkf/status/109099825567502336

    tweet!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

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  114. http://mobile.twitter.com/mkjmc/status/109218707745673216

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  115. I would like the tickets!
    mwilich at gmail dot com

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  116. I would so love to see andrea bocelli in concert!

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  117. My son is also "unique" and spaghetti is his favorite! Would get a major kick out of winning this! trevbwood@sbcglobal.net

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  118. http://twitter.com/#!/mbm218/status/109408344967614464
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  119. http://mobile.twitter.com/mkjmc/status/109568820263387137

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  120. I would love the bag! calvad at aol dot com

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  121. Bag and pasta!!!

    nyfdrqt(at)optonline(dot)net

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  122. I would love to win the bag, now that the temperature will be dripping here it's time to stop grilling and start cooking indoors again, and there is nothing better than barila when it comes to pasta!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

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  123. http://twitter.com/#!/mbm218/status/109709798890668033
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  124. I would love to be entered for the bag of food, as this is tough times and I would accept all the good free food as possible.

    Thanks for holding this giveaway!

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  125. I would love to enter for the bag!

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  126. Follow love that max on twitter: carogonza

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  127. Follow love that max on facebook: carolyn gonzalez

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  128. i would like to enter for the bag. I'm in NY but 5 yrs from the city.
    smh13033 at yahoo dot com

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  129. followinf love that Max on
    facebook-shawn harrignton

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  130. tweet...http://twitter.com/#!/shawnmh/status/109844147036364800

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  131. http://mobile.twitter.com/mkjmc/status/109929931781312512

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  132. https://twitter.com/#!/mbm218/status/110079362048606208
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  133. The Bag is my choice!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  134. The bag please!
    Maizuru@aol.com

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  135. I want to be entered for the tickets! My grandmother LOVES Andrew Bocelli!! I would take her in a flash! =)

    clrew24@yahoo.com

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  136. I am following on twitter under clrew24

    clrew24@yahoo.com

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  137. I am following on facebook under Lynne Crew

    clrew24@yahoo.com

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  138. I want to be entered for the Barilla bag.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  139. @chrisdeglen Tweeted -

    http://twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/110197070434009088

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  140. DT:
    https://twitter.com/#!/Timshaun291/status/110221987086991360
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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  141. the bag of goodies plese

    jeffro99518@yahoo.com

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  142. the goodies - but I would also be happy with tickets
    catrinka.leigh@gmail.colm

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  143. follow love that max on fb as catherine l. petersen peters
    catrinka.leigh@gmail.com

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  144. http://mobile.twitter.com/mkjmc/status/110302911392792576

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  145. I would love to win the bag!

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  146. I follow on Twitter.

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  147. I like you on FB.

    katfam95 at aim dot com

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  148. I would like to enter for the bag!

    emmaspeel(at)gmail.com

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  149. I want to be entered for the bag. Thanks.

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  150. http://twitter.com/#!/sarohioan/status/110354608970399744

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  151. I live in NY but am busy that night, so I'd love to be entered for the bag please.

    unclebonald at gmail dot com

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  152. I follow Love That Max on Twitter

    @PTSweeper

    unclebonald at gmail dot com

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  153. I like Love That Max on Facebook.

    Pt Sweeper

    unclebonald at gmail dot com

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  154. DT:
    https://twitter.com/#!/Timshaun291/status/110403250997563392
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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  155. I WOULD LIKE TO BE ENTERED FOR THE BAG :)

    shebebes@yahoo.com

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  156. I FOLLOW Love That Max ON FB :)

    (SHAYNA BROOKMAN)

    shebebes@yahoo.com

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  157. I like you on Facebook
    Debra Ford

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  158. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/fairydancer35/status/110425536890802176

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  159. I would love to be entered for the bag please! If I lived closer the tickets would be really interesting though ;)

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  160. https://twitter.com/#!/mbm218/status/110468012917784577
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  161. I'd love the bag...easier to send in the mail! Thanks! Julie Mc

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  162. Andrea Bocelli would be amazing to see! (A dream of my mom's)

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  163. jpr7122004@yahoo.comSeptember 4, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    sorry...guess I should leave my email address---jpr7122004

    love the bag - thanks! Julie Mc

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  164. I want the tickets for andrea bocelli nyc please!! Carolinarcari@hotmail.com

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  165. A bit too far from NY so I'd like the bag please.

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  166. I would love the tickets. I would take my mom , she loves Andrea!!!

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  167. I'd love to win the pasta. What a fun contest!
    alk922@gmail.com

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  168. Id love to have the bag
    bendoppsw@gmail.com

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  169. I follow Love That Max on twitter.

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  170. I would love to win either one!!


    theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

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  171. like you on facebook (just realized I did the last comment under my daughter's google account)

    theresa _ heppner at yahoo dot com

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  172. As I don't live in New York I'd have to go with the bag though I would sure love to see/hear Andrea Bocelli!

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  173. Follow Love That Max on Twitter-rosannepm

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  174. Like Love That Max on Facebook Rosanne M

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  175. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/rosannepm/status/110572083624415232

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  176. The bag... as much as the concert would be great, couldn't swing a trip to NY at the moment

    wateroz@msn.com

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  177. http://mobile.twitter.com/mkjmc/status/110656823379496962
    kahtypersons@yahoo.com

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  178. Unfortunately, I am too far away to see this. Would be lovely!
    I LOVE the bag, though, also, and would love to win! Wonderful giveaway!
    spencer1953 at gmail dot com.

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  179. Follow you on Twitter dresdenrain
    spencer1953 at gmail dot com.

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