Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Valentine's Day Give-away!

CONTEST CLOSED AND DONE!


As a Thank You for reading my blog, I want to help you celebrate
Valentine's Day!


You all know Chad and I love to eat, and we love to eat even more when it is free!

So I want you to take your Valentine (or friend, or hey, yourself) out for dinner on me.

I will be giving one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate for:




Which allows you to choose from any of the following restaurants:




And, if you win and live in the Charlotte area (and I know you),as an added bonus, I will come to your house (without my stinky kids) and watch your non-stinky kids for free, so that you can have a completely free date!


How to you enter this giveaway?

Easy:

1.Leave a comment. If you don't have a blogger account, you can still comment, just make sure you leave your name.

For additional entries you may:
2.Follow my blog. If you don't know how to do this, look at the top of this page and there should be a button that says "Follow". After you are a follower, leave another comment that says "Follower."

3. Tell everyone on facebook about their chance to win this gift certificate, and link to the give-away. I don't care if I don't know your friends - they are welcome to enter! After you have linked to this give-away on facebook, leave another comment that says "Facebook."

Contest closes at 11:59 PST on Saturday, Jan. 30

Winners will be announced on Monday, Feb. 1, leaving me (ever the procrastinator) plenty of time to mail the certificate off in time for Valentine's Day.

Good Luck!

I'm just so excited!

71 comments:

Ashley said...

Woot woot! We don't actually have any of those restaurants, but maybe I'll drive to Charlotte so you can watch my stinky kids :) Nah,I guess we'll just go to Columbia (MO,not SC) and eat at the Chili's there :)

Ashley said...

Facebook.

Ashley said...

Follower. And you are the first person I've ever bothered to follow. And do I get an extra entry for being awake and the first to post? ;)

Chad Coleman said...

I am so going to win.

Shannon said...

Oh how fun! I hope I win! I LOVE Chili's! Yay!

Shannon said...

Follower

Shannon said...

Facebook!

Katie said...

Ashley - I will also babysit for anyone who visits me!

Merf said...

i'm in! and i only have one kid to watch---but 15 yr old boys can really stink!

Merf said...

and follow....

Merf said...

and facebook---i'm a sucker for anything free

The Husband said...

I'm in.

- Roy W.

lindsey said...

can i enter even if I don't celebrate valentines day? :)

lindsey said...

follower :) but i don't think I will put it on facebook, because in the end I think that lessens my chances :)

Kelly said...

How nice of you! I am already following you (as you know). Hope I have a chance to win though!

jes and scott said...

A dinner without the kids... who thought of such a thing :)

Em said...

yeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssss, i SO need a free meal!!!!
follower, check.
facebook, check.

Em said...

but how do we become your fb friend so you can see it?

mom and grandma of BOLTON BUNCH said...

count me in since it is also my 35th anniversary and anything extra would be nice!

mom and grandma of BOLTON BUNCH said...

follower

Olivia Carter said...

AWESOME giveaway! Such a cute way to do it too (& I really wish I lived in NC now).

Do you have a follow button or something like that. How do I not know how to follow w/o a little button?

Cathy said...

Leader... er, um sorry, I meant follower. Not used to that title.

Katie said...

Olivia,

If you are signed in, it should give you the follow option at the top by the search option.

Em,

Wanna add me on facebook? Katie Coleman.

James said...

3 in one! Posted, followed, and blogged. Don't be surprised if you get posts from all over the world :)

Katie said...

Cathy - your comment just made my day. Seriously.

James - I will have to check my google analytics map to see if anything especially surprising shows up! :o)

Bob, Dad and Grandpa said...

Hey, a free dinner provided by one of my non-stinky kids.

Luke Gallagher said...

If I win, are you REALLY sure you want to watch my kids? :)

Katie said...

Luke,

If you win, don't let Chad talk you into taking him!

Dad,

Bryce is one of the stinky ones, right? :o)

Audra said...

If you watch my stinky kids will you promise not to let them walk down the street mostly-necked? If so... then I am in!

Audra said...

I did the Facebook think just to lessen Lindsey's chances! Haha! JK

Audra said...

And I am following you... or something like that.

Renea said...

Can't wait thanks for giving us the chance to win.

lindsey said...

mom and dad get the short end of this one. If I win they will be babysitting for me.

Sharon said...

I love following your blog! THANK YOU for all of the cute pictures and loving thoughts that you write about life and your sweet family.

Piter and Heidi said...

This is an awesome way to measure hits on both facebook and your blog...good job!!

Audra said...

I accidentally posted it as Aloha Snow instead of Audra... ooops... so you may get more people you do not know :)

Piter and Heidi said...

I've got my Facebook on!!!!

Piter and Heidi said...

I'm a follower too!!! Thanks Meredith!!!

Merf said...

do i get bonus points for my friends that are posting for you on fb?

Katie said...

Welcome welcome strangers!!!

Meredith - bonus points towards favorite Aunt :o)

Princess Mommy said...

How about a favorite cousin? :) Love your blog by the way!!

Princess Mommy said...

Followed!

Princess Mommy said...

And shared!!

Auntie said...

Yea....what a great idea! You are so cute!

Kari said...

Ooh! Pick me!

Kari said...

This is the first blog I've ever followed!

Kari said...

Facebook.

Autumn said...

I don't usually enter give-aways... but now that I think about it I don't actually know why!

Sandi said...

Sweet give-away! I love reading your blog btw.

Sandi said...

And I follow your blog!

Olivia Carter said...

HA! Awesome! Yes, I am following you know & you're 51st commenter! That's HUGE LADY!

kimberly said...

can you fly to austin and dog sit?

The Harts said...

I'm in!! What a nice, fun thing to do on your blog :)

Lindsay

Chad Coleman said...

Kim - I'm in Houston this week and will be back in Houston again on Monday until Friday - It's a 3 hour drive, but it couldn't be more scenic...:). I also always carry around pork chops in my pocket, so I think we'll get along really well.

stacie said...

You are to funny Ms. Katie, and I wouldn't say no to a free dinner either!

Thanks,
Stacie

Ning Spears said...

Oh fun!

Ning Spears said...

Follower!

Ning Spears said...

Facebook!

Tiffany and hers said...

How fun! Thanks for letting me know! You are such an awesome person Katie! Or should I have posted that on another comment!!

Tiffany and hers said...

follower!!

Tiffany and hers said...

Okay so I'm a dork but I haven't ever linked anything on Facebook so I don't know how to go about it. Do good intentions work?

LaDawn said...

Might as well try...free dinner is always great! :)

Nelle said...

If you didn't know by now I love to eat especially when I don't have to make it.

Nelle said...

Follower

stampinsusan said...

Wow Katie! I didn't even know you had a blog! It's great! You've inspired me to do the Teach Your Child to Read book with Noah. That's a great idea to reward them with a date!! He'll love it! I've been thinking that I need to do it, but it just hasn't happened. So thank you for the push I needed! And a free meal would be the icing on the cake! :)

stampinsusan said...

FOLLOWER!! I think I'm going to enjoy this!

Shannon said...

I have been following for a long time-- does that give me extra points?

Christie said...

Sure, might as well enter. And you'll have plenty of time to send it since James will be busy with his mistress for V-day (BSA)

Christie said...

Follower.

Christie said...

Facebook

the Kevster said...

Just look at my Facebook/blog pics and you can tell that one thing thats easily noted about me since you've last seen me is that I LIKE TO EAT!! (Hint, Hint)