Thursday, November 18, 2010

Win a $50 Gift Card!

Back in July, when I participated in Do Good Day, I thought, Hey – this 77 Kids company is pretty awesome. I wasn’t 100% sure if their willingness to do such a charitable deed was purely charitable, promoting themselves, or a little of both. But regardless, it was pretty awesome. After the event, we got to go to the grand opening of the store and talk to some of the people from the company.

When they told us that 77 Kids planned on staying active in local charities, I thought “Sounds good, but time will tell if they really follow through” (what can I say, I’m cynical). So I was very pleasantly surprised to find out that 77 Kids has followed through with their promise.

Right now, in all the 77 Kids stores, they are asking for donations – for as little as 77 cents, you can purchase a snowflake, write you wish on it, and hang it on their wish wall. And every cent of the donations is going to Children’s Hospital. Your local children’s hospital. The money is staying right in the communities in which it was donated, which I LOVE! (Especially since Pittsburgh is one of the most giving cities around.

Now here’s the really cool part. Let’s say you don’t have a 77 Kids nearby (or you do, but are looking for an additional way to help). 77 Kids has set up a website where you can make a snowflake. It’s addictive – I can’t stop making them. In addition to the donations received in store, 77 Kids has pledged that if we can get 100,000 snowflakes made, they will donate an additional $25,000!

There is no limit to the number of snowflakes you can create – you only have to register once and you’re all set. So go make some, have your kids make some (it’s a great way to occupy them while you do dishes. Or vacuum. Or read. Or drink a glass of wine. Or two), have your family make some, you’re your friends make some. And while they are doing it, you’ll be helping sick kids all around the country!

And you could be helping yourself a little too. Because 77 Kids is giving away a gift card every day, plus a grand prize at the end of the promotion. And they have kindly given me a $50 gift card to give to one of you! You can use it in the store or online. And if you don't have young kids, you can use it at ANY American Eagle store!

Here’s how to enter my giveaway:

Go create your snowflake, then come back here and leave a comment. You can leave a comment for each snowflake you can create.

And you can get additional entries pretty easily, too:

1 - Follow 77 Kids on twitter (leave another comment and let me know you did)

2 – Check out 77kids on Facebook and “like” them (leave another comment to let me know)

On December 6th, I will select a winner via a random drawing from all eligible entries and someone will be getting the $50 gift card in time to do some Christmas shopping!

We went to the store this week to check out the wish wall, the fun window displays and the latest fashions, and let me tell you – 77 Kids makes shopping with kids EASY and FUN. They have activities in the store, like a chalkboard and games and the photo booth (the kids can take and decorate their photos and take them home) :


























The dressing rooms are more like clubhouses:


























And they have a “goody counter” that every kid can choose a prize from:


















The winter window displays are cute and kids can “race” little skiing birds:



















And the clothes are cute, age-appropriate, and good quality (apologies to those with boys, Emily took these pics & she doesn’t care about boy clothes):



















































So while you’re out doing your Christmas shopping, stop by 77 Kids and make a donations (remember – they can be as small as 77 cents), and in the meantime, make a snowflake (or 20) and maybe win a cool prize.


























Fine print: I am being compensated for participating in th
e Wish-4-Snow charity initiative , but they were in no way involved in the content of this post. I am entirely serious when I say that 77 Kids is a great company who cares about the community. And if you visit their store, you'll see how much thought they have put into creating a great shopping experience for moms shopping with kids (also known as "Hell: Living").


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48 comments:

Melisa said...

created the snowflake pwsome

The Pittsburgh Hites said...

How about I JUST created my first snowflake, and then stumbled on this post!
We already LOVE LOVE LOVE 77 kids, and just bought that pretty pink jacket last week actually!!
I was soo happy to hear about Childrens getting the money, and was just talking to my husband about it the other day.
Great clothes my daughter and I both love, AND they're doing great things HERE...it doesn't get any better.
Keep up the good work AE!

The Pittsburgh Hites said...

ps. I already "like" 77 kids

The Pittsburgh Hites said...

and now I follow them on twitter too!

bluzdude said...

I made a snowflake.

bluzdude said...

Then I made another one, to take advantage of the learning curve.

2nd one > 1st one.

JC said...

I created a snowflake
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

Follow 77 Kids on twitter@tcarolinep

JC said...

Like 77kids on Facebook @tcarolinep JessieKatie S

Alice said...

what a great idea! one of my promises to myself during my year of charity was that any time i was presented with an opportunity to donate, i would... so snowflake made! and it seems impossible to donate to their campaign directly unless you're in-store, so i just went ahead and donated to the Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper University (the hospital in NJ that 77 kids is working with). :)

TehAmy said...

Snowflake made! I can't stop!

TehAmy said...

I follow 77kids on twitter.

TehAmy said...

I like 77kids on facebook.

Eve said...

created snowflake pinkisses
shopgurl101@gmail.com

Eve said...

created snowflake kissme

Eve said...

like 77kids fb
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Eve said...

follow 77kids twitter
@shopgurl

carmen @ life blessons said...

i made a snowflake and wished for sunshine on christmas!

lifeblessons at gmail dot com

carmen @ life blessons said...

i am following 77kids on twitter (@atlangalknows)

lifeblessons at gmail dot com

carmen @ life blessons said...

i am a fan of 77kids on facebook (elizabeth carmen)

lifeblessons at gmail dot com

carmen @ life blessons said...

i made another snowflake and this time i wished for a massage!

lifeblessons at gmail.com

Deanna G. said...

Made a snowflake “Snowy”

Deanna G. said...

Made another snowflake “Snowy1″

Deanna G. said...

Made another snowflake “Snowy2″

Deanna G. said...

Made another snowflake “Snowy3″

Deanna G. said...

Made another snowflake “Snowy4″

Deanna G. said...

Made another snowflake “Snowy5″

Deanna G. said...

Made another snowflake “Snowy6″

Deanna G. said...

Made another snowflake “Snowy7″

Deanna G. said...

Made another snowflake “Snowy8″

Deanna G. said...

Made another snowflake “Snowy9″

Deanna G. said...

Made another snowflake “Snowy10″

Deanna G. said...

I follow 77 Kids on Twitter as "calidreamin87"

Deanna G. said...

I “like” 77kids on Facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/calidreamin87

Deanna G. said...

Made another snowflake “Snowy11″

WWillows6 said...

I made a snowflake named Amira!
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

WWillows6 said...

I'm following 77kids on Twitter @lisalmg.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

WWillows6 said...

I like 77kids on Facebook user Lisa Garner.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

WWillows6 said...

I made a Snowflake named Mason G.
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

WWillows6 said...

Made another snowflake named Braeden G
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

WWillows6 said...

I made snowflake named Madison G
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Tamara said...

Made a snowflake - home for Christmas.

Tamara said...

Made another - peace and quiet.

Tamara said...

Made another - two cars again.

Tamara said...

Made another - Tamara's snowflake.

Tamara said...

Like 77kids on FB!

Tamara said...

Follow 77kids on twitter! @lovelimes

Steve said...

Love it! I made my snowflake too.






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