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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas to You! Blog giveaway

Sooooo.... who wants an Amazon Kindle? :)

Here's what it looks like, from Amazon's website.
Not sure if it's a 3G because I'm a big dummy about
those things. 
Here's the story: my mom gave me this thing for my birthday last month. Originally my grandma (who is a ripe 86 years old and wouldn't know which end was up on this thing, I'm sure) won it in a contest, and since neither of them could use it, she gave it to me. Well, I don't think I can either!

I know how much people love them. I personally would rather have the real thing in my hand, able to write notes in the margins, etc. and stuff. Plus, I already spend wayyyyy too much time on the computer, which is not helped by having a brand new laptop for Christmas. (Thank you, Mr. DH) And considering all our books have been packed in storage until we get a fancy dancy new built-in bookshelf built (ahem) I haven't really read much, much less picked up a book, in a while.

So, I decided to give it away! Whoopee!

Disclaimer: Here is a link to Amazon's page to see the product. It's just like this one, only the box has been opened. (so consider it a re-gift, of sorts) It's never been used, never plugged in, nothing downloaded to it or any of that. I opened the box, took one look at it and thought, WTH am I going to do with this?! So there. The rest is up to you.

All you have to do to enter is comment: say hello, tell me how supremely awesome I am, how much you love childbirth education or birth advocacy - whatever. Just keep in (reasonably) clean and in the Christmas spirit.

The contest will run from now (the date of this post, obviously) until 8 p.m. Friday, at which point comments will be closed. Make sure to turn on the message feature on your Google/Blogger profile  so I can contact you if you win. If I can't find a way to contact you without giving the entire world your full name, then you just might be screwed out of a chance to win, which wouldn't be cool. So make sure I can get a hold of you. I've had people win in contests before only to turn off their message feature on Facebook, which totally stinks.

(Because Facebook is totally anal about contests, I'm doing it strictly through the blog. If they come after me for posting the link to the blog, well, who knows what'll happen. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.)

I will pay shipping (sorry, contiguous US people only), shipping confirmation to track the package, and insurance (up to $139 value! Woot!) just in case something disastrous happens, like it falls off the back of Santa's sleigh. I'll have my five-year-old pick the winner (she doesn't know how to read yet, so we're safe!).

Good luck!

PS. Email me if you have any questions, or if I'm forgetting something, which sometimes happens. Merry Christmas!

PSS. Do not forget to allow me to contact you through your Google/Blogger profile, or leave your email address in the comments. Thanks!

65 comments:

AVannatta said...

Merry Christmas.. Thanks for all the cool info. all year.. :)

Bre said...

Hello :) I Love your posts and the dialogue they provide!

Sunshine said...

Love your blog! Merry Christmas!

kate said...

I love reading your posts. I think my favorite are the 'my OB said what?' Merry Christmas!

SUZANNE said...

I adore your facebook posts, and I adore the idea of having a Kindle- Because, ya know- I'd never spend money on myself, so this might just be my only chance!!
<3 Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Sarah--Well Rounded Birth Prep said...

Sounds great! Very generous of you! I'm an independent childbirth educator in WV, specializing in cesarean prevention, and 38 wks pregnant w/ our 6th pregnancy/5th live baby/4th homebirth. Toward better births! Think of all the birthy books I could get on the Kindle cheaper than I could buy in print...

Humble said...

Love you, love the blog, love your updates :)

Leah Kuchenberg said...

I love your blog- absolutely wonderful information (and humor)! Thanks for being awesome! Merry Christmas!

Joelle said...

I love reading your pov on childbirth ed. You were part of the reason I attempted to find a provider willing to let me VBAC (sadly, that attempt failed miserably and I ended up with another section). My sister is now thinking about having children and I'm steering her your way (as well as to several other blogs), so she'll be better educated than I was with my first 6 years ago!
joellemarie72 (at) yahoo (dot) com

CMCLM said...

Hello. My name is Christine and I think you da bomb (really enjoy reading your posts)! Thanks for the chance to win. As far as childbirth advocacy, I once saw a kid t-shirt on cafepress that said "Ask my mom about my homebirth. She LOVES to talk about it!" I ordered 4. :)

Christine Marasco
marasco616@yahoo.com

or on FB under 'Christine Marasco'

Rainraven said...

I love this blog i am always forwarding your posts to all of my mommy and expectant mommy friends. Your the best :)

The Witches Cupboard said...

This is a great giveaway! Thank you so much for sharing the story earlier about target targeting nursing moms. My "baby" is 13 so it doesn't effect me, right now at least, but I have shared the story along.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Rainraven said...

I love this blog i am always forwarding your posts to all of my mommy and expectant mommy friends. Your the best :)

The Deranged Housewife said...

Suzanne - if you should win, you have to leave me a link to click on so I could contact you. :) Otherwise I'll never know who you are! :D

Megan said...

Love reading your blog, thanks for sharing all of the wonderful and useful information!

MB said...

I am just going to say to you how incredibly awesome (and generous)it is that you are giving this away! I know that someone very lucky will enjoy it! You know I adore you!

Laura said...

Of course I love childbirth education! But maybe not as much as I love my Kindle ;) Seriously, I can't believe you don't love this thing! But, to each her own. I'm entering even though I have one already because there is someone I'd love to give this to as a gift. Not someone who will be able to afford one on her own and she loves to read :)

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Sandi said...

I just found your blog recently, but I love it. Thanks for all you do here.

cittykat555 said...

Hello, I like that you agree with things I think, which seems really rare lately. If this links to my blog please promise not to read it because it is stupid and has 2 posts :P
Merry Christmas

Cheryl said...

Merry Christmas... I totally look forward to the opportunity to win this... in case messaging isn't turned on, my email address is insanefaeryposse [at] gmail [dot] com

The Deranged Housewife said...
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The Deranged Housewife said...

Thanks for the lovely comments, everyone - just remember, either leave your email address in the comments section OR allow me to message you from your profile page. Otherwise I can't contact you! :)

Mel said...

Happy Holidays...love your blog and everything "birthy"!!

Debbie said...

Merry Christmas! I just found you and enjoy the posts! email addy is sacredplacenta @ gmail. com

Quantmlife said...

I totally follow you on facebook and I hope I have myself set up properly ~ should I win. Or try my user id (the name I posted under) @facebook.com should work also for contacting me. What a great giveaway.

Thanks for not being afraid to say what you mean when it comes to advocating for women's education in the area of childbirth.

Merry Christmas.

Lisa C. in GA said...

I've enjoyed your facebook posts and nodded my head along with them (sometimes til it causes a headache) for quite a while now. I also bless you repeatedly for not using rafflecopter, lol.
Lisa
barzi10091(at)aol(dot)com

JennH76 said...

Thanks for the giveaway--and Happy Holidays!!! I love the posts, information, and spirit behind everything. I feel quite deranged myself on a daily basis. :-)

Jenn H.

ejhamner at hotmail dot com
(or the gmail account, I'll keep an eye on both!)

Teaching-Mommy said...

I love love love your blog!! So many times I have read it and it could have come straight from my head! I hope you and your family have a great Christmas!

Erin Whitney said...

Merry Christmas! This year, I'm hoping we move into the house we're buying, so I can actually be in the house for our homebirth. I'm due Jan 13.....which totally gives me enough to pack up an apartment full of crap and unpack it in a fancy new house. Right? xoxo Erin
(email is ErinWhitney@rocketmail.com)

The Deranged Housewife said...

Erin, geez- no stress there or anything! :O Hope the babe waits to make his appearance! :D

MamaOnABudget said...

I'm all about thrifting and regifting! Merry Christmas!

(just in case blogger is being evil, back-up! gen _ here at hot mail dot com)

The Deranged Housewife said...

I had to go and look up what "rafflecopter" was. LOL Although I can see why people use it because Facebook's regulations are SOOO stinking annoying!

Jade.Sanford said...

Oooh Oooooh this would be fun to have! Thanks for regifting to a lucky winner! :)

Kelly said...

Hello! Thanks so much for interacting with MY posts so often-- yours are wonderful! This is a very generous giveaway...which I would love to win! Haha! Merry Christmas :)
cribnotesbook@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I love your wit and humor. What a generous give away (yeah, why is facebook so crappy about give aways?!)
I am Jessica Montalino
montalino at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I do totally LOVE your blog! Pick me pick me!! I didn't think I'd like an ereader either, but I borrowed one from a friend and now I would LOVE to have one. qltlvr5@comcast.net
Merry Christmas!

Crystal D. said...

Merry Christmas! I can't even tell you how much I would love to have this!
I love reading your posts & seeing all the links you put on FB. It's always nice to know there are so many other "crazy" birth junkies in the area!

KerryAnn @ CookingTF.com said...

Merry Christmas! I love reading your site.

Gillian said...

I love your blog. Thanks for your outspoken opinions. You are refreshing. Meet Christmas everybody!

Bronwen B said...

I'm a big fan of your blog! I think you write really well about some very important stuff.

So nice of you to do this giveaway. I couldn't figure out how to turn messaging on (or figure out if it was on at all), but my e-mail address is bronnibee -AT- gmail. com.

Candice said...

Merry Christmas!! What a great contest!! :)

Candice
doulacandice@gmail.com

NDFanatik said...

You're flipping awesome yo!! <3 I found you while doing research for my 1st VBAC and have since become an avid reader :)

magreen said...

I appreciate the time that good mama's like yourself put in for advocating the importance of birth! Thanks for a chance at this. And, while I'm pretty sure I'm savvy enough to use it- I'm pretty nervous about this google message thing (?!?!)- so, I'm taking a chance that spamming stalkers won't read this far into the comments! maluetjen@yahoo.com

Mandi said...

It's true, you rock, fellow birth advocate! But I'm technologically challenged when it comes to blogger. I think I once belonged to a blog group? Oh that was ages ago. HOWEVER I do know how to work a Kindle ; ) my email address is mandiraecall at gmail dot com and Merry Christmas!!

Beth said...

Love the blog.

magreen said...

HAHA I just went through a million steps - and found out that I already had open communication with you! Thanks!

Lisa said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. Happy Holidays!

Kymberlee said...

Love your blog and I'm super excited about a giveaway!

I believe my google messager is turned on but in case it isn't, my work e-mail is:

thatdoulagirl@gmail.com

:)

GoodJoan said...

Happy Holidays! I love your site and enjoy seeing your links pop up in my facebook!

Wheaticus said...

ooooh! This has been on my wish list all year!! I'm new to your blog but a long time natural birth rights advocate! Loving your blog!
hopefully I'll win and you'll have to contact me... the best way to do that is at this e-mail: rlofields@yahoo.com
Thanks! good luck to everyone!
Becca R.

Sarah said...

So I have no idea how blogger works, but I can throw in an email! :) I'm hoping to win so I can surprise my husband with a Christmas gift. We don't have the money for gifts this year, even for our daughter. My mom came to the rescue and gave us enough to buy a few things for her, thankfully, but we definitely don't have enough for each other. Crossing my fingers and toes!

sarahjo125@yahoo.com

dochastings said...

I started following you on facebook quite some time ago...I think my favorite posts are the 'my OB said what?'...reminds me why I decided to have both of my daughters at home! Merry Christmas! (..and a happy New Year!!)

The Deranged Housewife said...

Just remember - unless I can message you from Google/Blogger (when I click on your profile) you'll need to leave your email in the comments. Thanks for the nice comments, everyone! :P

GreenBottoms said...

I love how your post are down to earth and filled with awesome sauce. Hope I get this so I get at least one present for Christmas! Merry Christmas :)

steph said...

sweet! Merry Christmas:)...hope those babies let you rest a little!!!

Kat said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, I'm so thankful I found you on FB through a friend, I enjoy your posts.
Skebca6@gmail.com

DoulaSummer said...

Oh my goodness! I would love to be able to read again...my little boys love to rip and eat book pages. So, it's been a long time since I actually read anything!
My email is peacefulbeginnings1@gmail.com

Gillian said...

I left a comment yesterday, but then I saw you mention to leave our contact. GGuin@parkercc.edu

Thanks : )

Molly said...

Hi, to be completely honest I'd love to win this.

Now to butter you up: We're Facebook friends and I love what you add to the discussions on my page. I was pretty much star-struck when you accepted my friend request because I had been a follower of your blog for quite a while before we connected on Facebook. Your blog is one of the ones on my RSS reader that I never skip over and save for later when there's a new one. I always enjoy reading what you have to say, and I pretty much always agree with you, which rocks.

You can contact me on Facebook if you're daughter picks me or you can e-mail me at langaroo at yahoo.com. I don't check my e-mail daily because I don't have a computer right now but I do log into Facebook from my phone every day.

-Molly Uncensored (also - mollyuncensored@faceook.com works too)

Molly said...

Delete this comment so I don't have an unfair second entry, but I need to point out my typo of "you're daughter". I know it should be "your", I'm not a complete idiot. Oy!

Meags said...

I already have one, but I bet my hubby would love it! Merry Christmas to him! (And then I can say how my fanatic birth obsession is useful!) Love the blog and Facebook page, keep it up! :D

(email: meags.melgares at gmail.com)

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dinaweena said...

Hi there ! I'm a HUGE natural childborth advocate and absolutely love reading your posts/blogs. My e-mail addy is dinagoddard@hotmail.com.
It would be AWESOME to win this as my daughter got one last year for Christmas (the same one, actually) and I recently stepped on it and destroyed the screen :-( It would be great to be able to replace hers, since the warranty is out and I just can't afford a new one at this time.

Stephanie said...

How Wonderful would this be ! I love you and am getting my buttdragging thyroid checked because you are wonderful!