Friday, September 18, 2009

my way of saying THANKS.

ok.

this may seem a tad-bit unoriginal.
but i kept racking and racking my brain for what i would want if i won a giveaway.
would i want someone else's favorite book?
or CD?
or their favorite lip gloss?
or an elmo dvd??

well.
let's be honest.
we'd all happily take anything that is free.
suddenly, when it's free, it has so much more appeal than when it wasn't free.
but--
i reeeaaallyy wanted to thank YOU.

{you can be defined any or all of the following:
my followers.
my readers.
my internet bff's.
my blogging peeps.}

so, my brain told me that the best way to appeal to the differing interests of all of YOU would be to get a couple of giftcards from some of my favorite places so that YOU can pick some things that YOU would like.

so, without further adieu, i present:
my fabulous friday giftcard giveaway extravaganza


one $10 giftcard to Cold Stone (because i am a lactose-intolerant ice-cream-aholic who has tried to replace my salivation for ice cream with frozen yogurt as often as possible but desperately desires nothing more than a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream every day of my existence).



one $10 giftcard to Barnes & Noble (because all i want to do these days is lock myself in my room and read the minutes, hours, and days away).

and last but not least:




one $10 giftcard to Nordstrom (this is my mecca....where i could drop thousands on anything from make-up to jewelry to my personal favorite: shoes).

i hope you're as excited about this giveaway as i am!

how to enter?
for one entry*: leave a comment with your name and email address.
for a second entry*: become a follower! then leave a comment with your name, email address, and let me know that you're following me.
for a third entry*: leave a comment with your name, email address, and tell me: what's your favorite thing to do on a friday night??


*note* please leave SEPARATE comments for multiple entries. thanks!

the fine print:
there will be three winners: one for each giftcard.
these winners will be selected by random.org
you have until Thursday September 24 at 12:00am PST to enter.
the winners will be announced Friday September 25th!

good luck-
happy commenting,
and, again,
thanks for reading!

xoxo

92 comments:

Lisa Johnson said...

I'm the first one??? WOOT! WOOT! Well, my email is lisa.marie.johnson@hotmail.com (so UNoriginal, I know). I'm already a follower, and my favorite thing to do on a Friday night is curl up on my couch w/ a Cherry Coke and watch What Not To Wear (lame, I know...but that's the life of a non-dating single divorced mom). I am so glad to keep up w/ what is going on w/ you via our blogs...it makes me miss the good old Prosper days! :)

Lovers said...

Yay!! I am so stoked for this :) My email is taya28@hotmail.com( My name is Taya if you were wondering) and Ive been a follower for a while now :) Friday Night Bliss= a lovely night out with the hubby; dinner, movie.. you get my drift.. or sushi with the girls :) Yum!!

Clay and Jenna said...

Yeah! Love your giveaway...crossing my fingers for the B&N giftcard:) love you and miss yoU!!

Clay and Jenna said...

I'm already a follower...does that count? I'm thinking so...

Clay and Jenna said...

My Friday nights are spent at work...but starting the end of October I will finally have my Friday nights back and I will play with Clay and JJ, watch movies, take baths and enjoy my time with my family...

The Peterson's said...

Hello Beautiful my email address is petersonmandie@yahoo.com This is cool. I have not ever seen it before so I think it is totally origional!

The Peterson's said...

On a Friday night what I normally do is clean up my classroom and get things ready for the next week. But what I would love to do is have a date with the man of my dreams... aka Owen Peterson. Dinner, a walk, it doesn't matter to me!
Mandie Peterson
petersonmandie@yahoo.com

ed and kelli said...

marce i love this! kelli (obviously:)...) kellemarshall@gmail.com

ed and kelli said...

and now i am following you:) kelli marshall...kellemarshall@gmail.com

ed and kelli said...

kelli marshall
kellemarshall@gmail.com
and friday night, i'm a nerd and love to cuddle up with my hubby and kid and watch our dvr shows that we haven't gotten to all week...and be in bed at 9:)

Hilary said...

Marce...this is Hilary harmstrong85@gmail.com

Hilary said...

I am already follow this fantastic blog. Check!

Hilary said...

lastly, friday nights...i like to go and get something to eat and then come home and watch a movie with Josh! Hope all is well in San Fran! Love ya

Amy said...

yay! giveaways are so fun!
amyandjeffmartinez{at}yahoo{dot}com

Amy said...

i'm definitely a follower!
amyandjeffmartinez{at}yahoo{dot]com

Amy said...

jeff works every night except for sat & sun so usually my Fri nights are spent at my sister's house having fun with her and her kids, or curled up on the couch with ziggie and a good book or movie! :)

amyandjeffmartinez{at}yahoo{dot}com

Becca said...

My name is Becca Barnes
Email addres: becca.c.barnes@gmail.com

I would really like to win. ha.

Becca said...

I just became a follower even though I have been following your blog for like a 1 1/2 now. :)

Again. I would really like to win. haha. This is the coolest thing ever. Which makes you pretty much the coolest thing ever.

Becca said...

My favorite thing to do on a friday night? mmmmmm.

Hanging out with cool people eating yummy frozen yogurt while wearing a new outfit that I just bought at nordstrom.....

or

Going to a chick flick and eating yummy food (with cold stone ice cream gift card).

orrrrrr

Curling up in bed in my pj's reading a romantical book. ahhhhh yeah. (bought at B&N).

Get my drift? haha

Oh and Travis says "sex"

figures.

Lali Johnson said...

My email is beans0214@yahoo.com

Lali Johnson said...

I'm already a follower, does that count?

Lali Johnson said...

My favorite thing to do on a friday night is to go see a movie, doesn't matter who I'm with just so long as I get 2 hours of no-kids time. heaven!

Kristi said...

Sweet! Your so generous. :)

Kristi Law

kristi.c.law@gmail.com

jaci said...

it's me...jacilynn@gmail.com

jaci said...

friday nights? i like to go eat sushi with my hubby and take my puppy to the park to run!

jaci said...

I'm going to go be a follower right now. (I follow you through google reader right now, but I'll add it on blogger!)

Lea Tame said...

So, you should have my email... but just to to make sure it's leatame@gmail.com

Lea Tame said...

My Friday nights are usually spent eating a yummy dinner out with Kevin and Joshua and then coming home and playing with Josh until bed time, and then movie with K fed!

Mat and Brooke said...

YOU are so much fun!

brookemshaw@gmail.com

Mat and Brooke said...

I've been following you for a long, long time sister!! Who wouldn't? You are just so cute. :)

Mat and Brooke said...

On Friday nights, I like to try and have my kids in bed early so I can sit on the sofa, snuggle with Mat, and watch something...anything! Usually Dateline or a Red Box movie. Funny how the silliest things can be so much fun when you're sitting next to the one you love! :)

Kade & Jess said...

Marcia you are probably the coolest person I know!
j.tarbet@aggiemail.usu.edu

Kade & Jess said...

of course I am a follower! I don't make a good groupie because I'm a mom and I'm pretty sure I'm passed my prime so I am now a follower.

j.tarbet@aggiemail.usu.edu

Kade & Jess said...

Friday nights...friday nights... are those different than the other nights of the week? Actually I have to admit we go out to eat pretty much every friday night. I also love to go to Lowes!!!
j.tarbet@aggiemail.usu.edu

anne said...

Of course I have to enter this. Marc, you are super cute! Thanks for doing this, it's fun! :)

anne said...

Yah, and I just became a follower. :)

I forgot to put my email...
annevernon@gmail.com

hope I get picked. :)

anne said...

And I might as well just tell you what I do on a Friday night...

It depends if my hubby gets a sitter or not. I hate doing that because we have 1 YW in our ward...yah...1. So, it's a little hard.

Anyway...on the nights we go out we usually do the dinner and a movie. We need to get more creative.

But, last night we took the kiddos swimming. :)

Jarom and Amber said...

So it's Amber.. and my email is amber.jenks@hotmail.com :)

Jarom and Amber said...

and me, myself, Amber, I already follow your blog because it's amazing! :)
amber.jenks@hotmail.com

Jarom and Amber said...

Again.. it's Amber @ amber.jenks@hotmail.com :) and on Friday nights I love to spend time home with my cute hubby, eating some dinner, going on a walk, playing with our cute new baby Ezra and every other weekend playing princess with my cute step-daughter Addie. But mostly.. enjoying my night with my family no matter what we do. :)

Andi and Scott said...

Hey Marci, I love your blog! My email is andifitzgerald@gmail.com.

Andi and Scott said...

I'm going to do all three entries. I follow your blog. :)

Andi and Scott said...

My favorite thing to do on a Friday night is cuddle up to a movie with my husband and get twist cones or go out to eat. Movie night became a lot more common once we had a baby, but it's nice to just hang out and relax. My email is andifitgerald@gmail.com.

Ju and Brack said...

Hi my name is Julianne. my email address is juju.ricketts@gmail.com :)

Ju and Brack said...

I'm already a follower ;) LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!

Ju and Brack said...

My favorite thing to do on a friday night? Well when things work out how they are supposed to, I love to hang out with this cool couple, the Chapmans. But they recently moved far far away so that can't happen anymore. So now I guess I like to get take out and a red box movie and snuggle three babies and a good lookin man, Brack :) Nothing better!

Candace said...

Yay for the giveaway! You are adorable. I know I've already won one, but hey I'm your faithful reader.

Candace said...

And again... my email: candace.lish{at}comcast.net. friday night: fire in the canyon with smores and good friends. :)

ThE oLdHaM's said...

i love your blog. i seriously read it everyday, stalkerish i know, but you make me laugh! email stonecrk@gmail.com

ThE oLdHaM's said...

i'm definitely a follower!!

ThE oLdHaM's said...

my favorite thing to do on friday night is hang with my hubby possibly eating mint chocolate chip icecream with extra chocolate chips:) (this habit explains my hips!)

Jenni said...

Yayayayay! Jenni Stoddard, jeanmariestoddard@gmail.com

Jenni said...

i'm a follower!

Jenni said...

on friday's i love eating out and then stuffing my face with some delicious dessert.

jenna said...

what a fun giveaway! i NEVER win these things so i wont enter because it will hurt my ego :) hahha.

thanks for the compliments on my blog. you are too nice. i tagged you!

Joni and Rico Adams said...

#1 Well I better go for gusto and do the 3 entries to really give this a go. I love reading. And this giveaway idea is going to be awesome. Let's keep doing it!
joniradams@gmail.com

Joni and Rico Adams said...

#2 I am a follower. Oh yes.

Joni and Rico Adams said...

#3 On Friday nights I like this to be the "I'm exhausted from working all week so let's rent a movie, get in our PJs and cuddle night"
Then Saturdays is when we have more activities and a date or something.

Stephanie said...

Stephanie
stephanielonas@gmail.com

What a lovely giveaway! thank you!

Stephanie said...

2nd - Stephanie
Stephanielonas@gmail.com

I'm a follower! I love reading about your life :)

Stephanie said...

Finally,

on a Friday night, I'm pretty unoriginal. I love dinner and a movie, or even some shopping after a long week of work!

stephanie
stephanielonas@gmail.com

Nat said...

Yay for giveaways! Natalie Erickson naterickson@gmail.com

Nat said...

Already a follower and love each post!
Natalie Erickson naterickson@gmail.com

Nat said...

Friday nights aren't too exciting lately. We usually grab something to eat then come home and watch 2 of our favorite shows, Monk and Psych. I think that makes a fun night!

Amber said...

I follow Marci - go me! My email is amberwaves_grain@yahoo.com

On Fridays we go out on dates; regardless of whether or not we have money. A dollar movie or a walk around Liberty Park - talking to my Ben makes the rest of the week worth it. This last week we totally splurged and ate at Faustina's downtown. A-MAZ-ING.

Linda said...

Can I say I am a follower without entering the drawing! ? hahaha. Those are some cool giveaways.
How fun. I will be excited to congratulate the winner. These days I am excited to give away my excess of a lifetime! Moving is such a hard thing!

Danielle said...

danipezely@gmail.com... what a fun thing to do, thanks!

Danielle said...

I'm a follower now... wasn't on the list before but frequently checked in... no worries, now I'm officially a follower. dpezely@gmail.com

Danielle said...

Well, my favorite thing to do on a Friday night... is hopefully I'm not working (I work til 10 a lot of Fridays)... I love to be home in time to actually make and eat a dinner with Brandon, watch the office on hulu (since we miss it Thursdays) and go get an ice cream treat from Ritas or Coldstone... and I love when I know I get to sleep in the next day.

Simple but my favorite.

Heidi said...

Sweet! I love giveaway's! :)

Heidi Gold

heidigold313@gmail.com

Heidi said...

My favorite things on Friday nights are...

-Going on a family walk
-Having dinner together
-Watching Dateline murder mystery with the husband :)

Jen said...

Jen Harbertson
jgharbertson@gmail.com

Pick me!!!

Jen said...

already a follower!

Jen Harbertson
jgharbertson@gmail.com

Jen said...

Hmm... Friday nights.... Pretty much anything that's with Deke! He's a pretty fun guy. BUT, if I have to narrow it down I would say a good ole' bonfire with some mallows and a symphony chocolate bar. Friday perfection.

Jen Harbertson
jgharbertson@gmail.com

Jons and Celeste Leigh said...

Ok this is sweet I am so excited to play this fun game. Marci, you are a hot commodity. Look at all of these people who read your blog! I think I was just supposed to leave my name and e-mail for this first one. I'm Celeste and Jon's right here. Does that mean we get double the chance of winning? heeheheehee
you can catch us at celesteleigh@gmail.com or jmhc_crew@hotmail.com : )

Jons and Celeste Leigh said...

Hey Marci, its the Millers again. I'm actually wondering why we're weren't already followers. Don't worry we already stalked your blog religiously, but now its official! :)

Jons and Celeste Leigh said...

Here's our typical Friday night. I get home, change into something ridiculously comfortable and most likely equally frumpy.

Jon asks, "What do you want to do tonight?"
I say, "I don't know. You?"

Jon comes up with a million fun and exciting things to do. I probably reply something like, "Okay, perfect-- but first I need to stalk Marci's blog." After a few minutes of catching up with your life and hitting up a few other blogs we decide to begin our adventures for the evening.

Unfortunately, our ambition usually dies about at this point so we do the same old thing. Get some take out, pull out the games, turn on some tunes for a dance party, and snuggle up on the couch just to fall asleep half way through a RedBox flick. Yup, married life is a party!

Tiffany Johnson said...

HOLY COW!!!!!! 77 comments? Now 78??? I feel so little in this competition. What to do to stand out?
First-I AM a follower. Not only on your blog.. but in life and spirit. I've always been a follower of you Marci.. it's a little challenging now that you are several hundred miles away. Nonetheless, following is the least of my obsessions with you! (creepy little grin)

Second-my email is tiffanyj18@hotmail.com
(but you already knew that)

Third-Friday nights.. lately, I have been obsessed with a bowl of popcorn, some ice cream and a little 'Alias'. Jennifer Garner never lets me down. But I do love a good ol' date with Mr. Johnson. Just wish it happened more often.

Love ya!

Rachel said...

I am now a follower. This is you blog buddie Rach.
r_dunston@hotmail.com
Yay for free stuff.
I totally copied you.
My favorite thing to do on a Friday night is shop online eat Bajio and drink Diet Coke. I am an addict. There needs to be a DCAA (Diet Coke Addicts Anon.)
Love,
Rach

Under the Oaks said...

Such a cute blog!
By the way, you look a little like my Aunt Julie (also your dad's Aunt Julie) in your recent pictures. Go Leishman!
My email is shawnnicoletucker at yahoo dot com.

Under the Oaks said...

I'm a follower now!

Under the Oaks said...

On Friday nights, I like to get together with friends and play games.

Michelle said...

(First entry)

Love your blog! I should email you sometime soon and tell you how I know you...

Michelle

shellgourley@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

What do I love to do on a Friday night?

Make pizza, rent a redbox, eat homemade pizza and snuggle with my baby and husband.

Michelle

shellgourley@hotmail.com

Miss Morgan said...

Morgan Best
bestmorgan@gmail.com

You are so cute doing this!

Miss Morgan said...

I actually already am a follower of your fun blog! Extra points for me! :)

Alesa said...

I want to be in the contest!

Miss Morgan said...

My Friday nights are spent hanging with friends, going on dates and living the single life! Nothing too exciting but I can't wait for Friday's every week since I only work until 12:15! Yahoo for only working 1/2 days on Friday!

Alesa said...

I like to watch the Ghost Whisperer on friday nights. I should be going out on Friday nights, but no guy has asked so Ghost whisperer it is. oh and this is alesa shelby and my email is a l s h e 2003 (at) yahoo (dot)com

Elysia said...

Marci you never cease to amaze and entertain me. You can reach me at er.wallace(at)gmail.com

Elysia said...

I don't have a blog, but I do quarterly (or monthly) blog stalk. I still love the popped button story.

Elysia said...

Well Friday night I like to Chill with Jared after a long week of work and school. Hulu is our best friend.