I don't usually do giveaways. I'm really not a fan. For one, it gets old when you're constantly approached by companies pushing their "life-changing" product. Given how crazy my schedule is (like every other mom on the planet), it's challenging enough to find time to connect with readers in an authentic way, so why would I use my precious little time pimping the latest and greatest useless invention. And let's be honest, unless you're sending me a robot to clean my house, feed my family and sit for my children while I enjoy the occasional date night with my husband... there aren't many products I consider that incredible. Besides, I'm way past the days of designer feeding bowls, bibs that do everything except keep a kid clean and toys that will turn your mediocre munchkin into a Harvard grad student by the time he turns six.
The other reason I don't do giveaways? I'm a procrastinator. I am known to drive around for months with a gift in my car, only needing to take ten minutes to actually go to the post office. I file an extension every year because I haven't prepared for the tax man in time, have missed more rebate deadlines than I care to admit and have paid late fees, even though I actually had the money in the bank. I'm kind of a mess like that.
But for the first time in a long time, I was excited to hear about a giveaway opportunity. My friends at Red Tricycle, a great resource for families in Seattle, Portland and California (San Diego, LA and The Bay Area), are running a promotion for my southern California friends, giving away a spa treatment to Burke Williams!
The idea of lying down for an hour without a treatment sounds exquisite. So just imagine how delicious it would be to have your feet rubbed while you forget your to-do list... even if only for 60 minutes.
To enter: All you've got to do is sign up for the Red Tricycle newsletter (find it here) and use The Silver Whining in the "referred by" box. If they choose one of you as the winner, not only are you headed to Burke Williams for a treatment -- so am I! Promotion runs through February 28, 2011. Click here for official rules.