Monday, September 7, 2009

It's My Birthday, But You Get the Presents (a Giveaway)




Hey ya'll, Happy Labor Day and Happy Birthday to me (and to my twin brother--funny how we have the same birthday) and Happy Anniversary to my mom and dad. Yes, my twin brother and I were born on my parent's anniversary. I've always thought that was pretty cool. What a great anniversary gift we must have been.

In honor of all of this, I want pass on a few things to the blogosphere. I'm calling it a "kind of giveaway" because I really wanted my first giveaway to be something huge or special, like a million dollars, so this doesn't count for my first giveaway. But it's still a giveaway, in honor of Labor Day. Here are a few things that I want to let one of my bloggie friends enjoy:

#1--a coupon for free POMx tea. Janny from POM Wonderful sent me a few varieties of this product to try, and I really like it. It is not as tart as the the straight pomegranate juice, and it tastes really great. There are 8 different flavors, all anti-oxidant super teas. My favorite is the Peach Passion. It is made with hand-picked, whole-leaf tea, is low in caffeine, and is packed with POMx (a blend of anti-oxidants made from pomegranates). This coupon is good for a free bottle of POM Tea, any flavor.

#2--a poken. Yes, a poken. What is a poken, do you ask? It is basically a digital business card. It's a USB social networking device. You enter your information--email, facebook, twitter, etc--and then if you're out and about and meet someone that interests you, you can touch your poken to theirs, and you exchange information. You can find out more about them here. They are really big in Europe, but haven't caught on in the states yet.

#3--a book--an autographed copy of "The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life." This book is signed by Amby Burfoot, one of the editor's of Runner's World magazine and winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon. Nice little read, as Amby reflects on 35 years of running.

#4--a couple of sample of Anti-Monkey Butt Powder, that I mentioned in my last post. You can try it out for yourself.

So there you have it. A few items for one lucky winner.

To enter, leave me a comment below. For an extra entry, follow my blog and mention in your comment that you do so. And for another entry, link back to this post.

Enter by September 11th, I will announce the winner sometime next weekend.

Have a great labor day everyone!

28 comments:

gene said...

Happy Birthday! My mom is half a twin (her sister is the other half). I hope that your labor day/birthday goes well. finally some beautiful weather here in New England, so i'll get out and run after work. Just now adding your blog to my blog roll, over at www.genesoboleski.blogspot.com.

Sotally Tober said...

Happy Birthday!

Lo said...

Happy Birthday! I'm linking back to you at www.laurenslodown.blogspot.com as well. Hope its a good one! :)

Nobel4Lit said...

Happy Birthday! That poken sounds really interesting! (I have also linked you in my blog.)

Jess said...

Happy b-day and happy anniversary to your parents!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and your brother!! FUn giveaway type thing..

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I am a Follower.. I think that is AWESOMe that you two were born on your parents anniversary..

RunToFinish said...

no need to enter me my friend, just wanted to say happy happy birthday!!

my neighbors gave me a piece of cake with the k-state cat..should have sen tyou a picture

Renee G said...

Happy Birthday! I'd love to share these goodies with my husband.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(Dot)com

RunningLaur said...

Happy birthday, OZ - I didn't know you were a twin!

No worries on entering me in the contest, I already have the great book, just wanted to send bday wishes!

Marlene said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a good one. Too funny being born on your parents' anniversary.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Sounds like some good stuff.

Marlene said...

(I'm a follower!)

lindsay said...

what fun "coincidences" :) happy belated birthday!! hope you had an enjoyable b-day and long weekend.

Leslie Elizabeth said...

this is some amazing stuff you are giving away! i love it all! happy birthday to you indeed! i really hope i win because i would loooove to read that book, and that butt powder sounds awesome too!

Leslie Elizabeth said...

i am also a follower!

joyRuN said...

Happy birthday to you & your twin!!

Happy anniversary to the parents too :)

Fair Weather Runner said...

happy late birthday! i'm in for the contest... i think you should skew it toward fellow kansans. so are you in for any fall races?

IzzyBubbles said...

Again, happy belated birthday! I really should get an iphone so I can follow blogs when I'm on the road. :) I'm a follower, of course! That book sounds way cool, I'm impressed that you scored an autographed copy!

Hi! I'm Erin said...

Glad you enjoyed your birthday! Must have been doubly nice to have the day off. That's too funny about the anniversary/birthday!

I'm already a follower, btw.

The Happy Runner said...

You and your twin have the same birthday?!?! That's nuts! :-)

Happy birthday! Hope it was a great one.

I follow you.

aron said...

happy belated birthday!!! hope it was a great one :) :) :)

Lisa said...

Happy belated birthday!!

*I follow your blog
*I am posting a link back to your giveaway. I hope I am not too late.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

YOu are linked on High Five Friday..

Jo Lynn said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaah, that is so sweet you were born on your parent's anniversary.
Funny, you didn't mention how old you were turning. ;)

X-Country2 said...

Happy birthday!

Jo Lynn said...

You've been following my blog for a long time. I'm following you now. ;)
(Slapping my hand - Bad Blogger Buddy!!!)

Christina said...

Happy Birthday. I just found your blog and will have to check it out.

Teamarcia said...

Happy Birthday! Funny I am married to a twin also born on his parents' anniversary . . .hmmmm.