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Giveaway: Cheerios 100,000 Book Giveaway [CLOSED]

Thanks to Cheerios, First Book, and Jon Scieszka (author of one of my son's favorite storybook series about the residents of Trucktown), five states will each be receiving 20,000 books for community-based children's programs. Which states will be the lucky ones? You can help to determine whether your state will be one of the five.

My kindergartner has a great love for books, but I know that now all children are lucky enough to have a variety of age-appropriate books at their disposal. If you feel the same, then you just need to visit The Cheerios 100,000 Book Giveaway to vote for which state you think should receive the books. You may cast one vote for every trivia question you answer correctly. The questions are all about various children's books. Be careful . . . it's addictive. After awhile, voting became secondary and I was absorbed in just trying to be right (how unlike me).

If you know of a community based program that benefits children, you can suggest that they register their program with First Books so, if your state wins the voting, the program could possibly benefit from the book donation. You can track how your own state is doing by going here. To recruit your family and friends to vote, you can send them a Cheerios 100,000 Book Giveaway invitation.

I received the Cheerios, prize pack, information, and giveaway from Cheerios through MyBlogSpark, who also provided the prize pack for this contest.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a Cheerios Prize Pack containing the following . . .

  • 5 softcover children's books
  • a box of Cheerios (the variety the winner receives may vary from the type of Cheerios pictured below)
  • a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card

This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Leave a comment telling me why your state should receive 20,000 books. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2) For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

3) For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND Cheerios 100,000 Book Giveaway. Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.

4) Friend me on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Facebook profile.

5) For 2 extra entries, share the link to this contest post on Facebook. Then leave TWO separate comments with the link to your Facebook profile.

6) Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

7) Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

8) Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

9) Add my button or blog link to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.

(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Thursday, December 31st, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!