Monday, August 15, 2011

Enter to Win a Big #Brawnyman #BlogHer #Giveaway

There are two things you need to know before I tell you a story:

1. I rarely win anything.
2. I am a big fan of paper towels.

In a food allergy family, paper towels can even be called a necessity; you just don't want to risk that someone used the dishtowel to clean up a milk spill, or that a wheat-eating family member used the cloth towel to wipe their hands after making a sandwich. Paper towels help me keep my kitchen contaminant-free.

But enough about that (for today anyway), on to my story.

Last week I attended the BlogHer conference in San Diego. This is a very-big-almost-overwhelming conference. In addition to great programming and parties, there is an expo hall – an enormous expo hall – with hundreds of vendors. The evening before the conference started there was an expo party - two hours dedicated to checking out the products, collecting samples (so much that many attendees bring an extra suitcase to carry it all home in). Imagine 3500 women storming the doors at 6pm to be the first in line to get their loot. I am exaggerating, but not much.

I was tired from a long trip across the country, but the expo was clearly the place to be. I was visiting booths and trying to pick up only what I would actually take home, when I stumbled upon the Brawny paper towel exhibit. As I mentioned, I am a fan of paper towels, yet I couldn't imagine trying to stuff a roll of paper towels in my suitcase. But the Brawny team (who surprisingly all look like the Brawny man) asked if I wanted to enter a contest and my ears perked up. All I had to do was have my picture taken with the Brawny man (an oversized cardboard figure) and tweet my picture. Sounded easy enough. I entered and went about my business collecting stuff, finding great food to try (like the gluten-free cupcakes you see here), and making new friends.

I told you that I rarely win anything, right? Despite the dozens of contests I entered, I figured the odds were against me.

The next morning there was an email in my inbox that said, "Congratulations, you won the Brawny giveaway, please stop by the Brawny booth to claim your prize." I made a mental note to return to the booth, certain that they would hand me a roll of paper towels and I’d be on my way.

When I made it back after lunch (and after a totally fabulous and unexpected flash mob), I stopped by to see the Brawny team. I was treated like a celebrity. I was indeed the winner of the big prize - a year’s supply of Brawny paper towels and a $50 visa card. Of course I was delighted. "Just exactly how much is a year’s supply of paper towels?" I asked. I don't know the answer yet, but was told not to worry, they would deliver them to me.

But wait, there's more! Are you ready for this? Because I was the grand prize winner one of my readers wins too! Brawny is giving away a year’s supply of Brawny paper towels and a $50 visa gift card to one of my readers. I don't really get giddy, but if I did I would have been giddy with excitement, because this is a truly awesome giveaway. See the smile on my face?

Here are the rules to enter:

Because this is such an awesome giveaway, you can enter up to three times. You get one entry for leaving a comment here telling me what you like about Brawny paper towels. For a second entry, tweet this giveaway (just click the twitter sharing link below the post) and leave a second comment that you tweeted it. For a third entry, visit the Brawny facebook page and click like, then leave a comment letting me know you did so. 

The contest ends Sunday August 21st at midnight. That gives you a week to enter. One lucky winner will be announced on Monday August 22nd. Don't forget to come back to see if you have won. I’ll need to get your contact info so your prize can be shipped to you.

A big thank you to Brawny for being one of the BlogHer '11 event sponsors and hosting this giveaway!

49 comments:

Amy said...

I love Brawny paper towels because they are very strong and absorbent. I'm a huge fan of "Pick-a-Size."

Mimi Holtz said...

We use paper towels in the house, in the garage, and in the barn here on our avocado ranch. We even carry a roll of them in our cars. Brawny paper towels are stronger than most of the others. I like that they can sometimes be used several times before throwing them away.

Mimi Holtz said...

I tweeted!

Mimi Holtz said...

I liked Brawny on Facebook. :)

mmc67 said...

I love brawny Paper towels because I love that I can pick my own size, I dont need a full towel all the time. I also love it because It is way stronger then other paper towels.

mmc67 said...

RE http://bit.ly/o7aURA tweet

mmc67 said...

liked Brawny and told them you sent me http://www.facebook.com/brawnytowels#!/brawnytowels/posts/263147897029366

Tracy said...

I love Brawny paper towels because I can use them more than once and they won't tear

PurpleLarkspur said...

I love Brawny paper towels because they really are the most absorbant paper towels on the market! They suck up everything, and never tear!

larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

Tracy said...

I tweeted it here http://twitter.com/#!/tracyparral/status/103157908509966336

PurpleLarkspur said...

Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/PurpleLarkspur/status/103158255370514432

larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com

Tracy said...

I like Brawny on facebook!!

Devon said...

You can never have enough Brawny Paper Towels! From home to work, from family to pets, inside and out - it is the daily household staple we rely on.
Luv ya Brawny - Muah!

Gretchen said...

Congratulations on winning! It was great meeting you at BlogHer. Your invite to sit with you at the Peoples Party set the tone for the entire conference. Thanks for making me feel welcome from the get go.
I love Brawny paper towels because it makes it easy to clean up puppy messes and kitty throw up.

Gretchen said...

I tweeted.

Gretchen said...

...and I liked them on Facebook. So, pick me, pick me!

Jacque B. said...

What an exciting contest. Honestly I didn't think about spreading allergens through dish towels. Thanks for the great info! And Brawny is my favorite!

couponprincess@comcast.net

Jacque B. said...

I also "Liked" Brawny on Facebook!

couponprincess@comcast.net

Do you have page on Facebook too? I'd love to join :)

Life by Cynthia said...

Entry 1:
I like Brawny paper towels because they don't fall apart! I was at BlogHer 11 and LOVE the Brawny crew.

Life by Cynthia said...
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Life by Cynthia said...

Entry 2:
I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/LifebyCynthia/status/103478296364318720

Life by Cynthia said...

Entry 3:
I liked the Brawny Towels Facebook Page.

Toni said...

Love that they are so absorbent!

Toni said...

http://twitter.com/#!/ItsToni/statuses/103484777121845250
tweet tweet!

Colette said...

I'm so happy to see that everyone is having fun with this!

I don't think I mentioned this in the post, but the winner will be chosen randomly.

Renee said...

I love Brawny paper towels because they are strong and won't tear while I'm cleaning and gets the job done :)!

rmj80(at)aol(dot)com

Renee said...

I tweeted about this giveaway under @ ReneeJ68

rmj80(at)aol(dot)com

Renee said...

I liked Brawny on Facebook.

rmj80(at)aol(dot)com

Jacksen Kyle said...

I love Brawny because my 3yr old has EE and sadly throwing up is a daily part of life and nothing gets the job done better. Not to mention the 6mo old constantly spitting up. I liked them on facebook too!

Colette said...

Jacksen, I just wanted to say that I understand where you are with your son and EE. We went through the same thing. We sure to check out the 'about EE' tab for my posts on EE.

Hapyy2smile said...

I liked on Facebook!

Hapyy2smile said...

I like brawny in my household. With 4 kids, 2 cats, 2 frogs, 5 fish, 1 dog, 1 camelion, 1 snake, and a husband you could imagine how much I use. Lol

Anonymous said...

Paper towels are a staple in our house and garage! We use them for everything from wiping dog paws after they run through the creek to cleaning the bathroom. I hate to clean the bathroom with a rag and then have to re-touch the germ infested rag to put it in the laundry..YUCK!!! Brawny paper towels are awesome to clean my flat top stove also!

foodallergymom said...

In a home with lots of allergies and a new puppy... VERY new... Brawny towels have been a lifesaver!

foodallergymom said...

Colette.. I liked them on their facebook page!

Jennifer said...

We LOVE Brawny Paper Towels....they absorb great and are SO convenient!

Jennifer said...

I LIKED Brawny on FB!:)

Jennifer said...

Just tweeted the #giveaway! Congrats on winning:)

Kathryn M. said...

They're so strong!

Mindy said...

I love Brawny because you don't have to use a bunch to get the job done - they're strong and absorbent.

Mindy said...

I tweeted!

Mindy said...

I liked Brawny on Facebook

Kenneth H. Lee said...

just liked the FB page

Kenneth H. Lee said...

just tweeted

Kenneth H. Lee said...

I love Brawny paper towels because my wife and I can easily clean up the mud our dog brings in from the garden.

Colette said...

I love that so many of you are entering all three time! Lots of Brawny lovers out there!

Pilar said...

Glad I came across your site! Would have loved to meet at BlogHer as my son and I have food allergies. Always nice to meet someone who "gets it."

We really rely on the pick-a-size paper towels to clean up little faces, make sure we don't cross-contaminate after using the dishtowel much like you do, and for soaking up all the other spills and dribbles that come with two kiddos and their endless crafts, snacks, experiments and muddy toes.

mariapilarclark(at!)yahoo.com

Pilar said...

Headed over to Brawny on Facebook and liked.

Pilar said...

Also tweeted from @mariapilarclark

Thanks for the opp :-)