I Have a Present. For You.

I’ve never endorsed products for money or engaged in other marketing opportunities of that ilk on Witty Little Secret for one simple reason: this blog isn’t about the money. It’s about sharing stories, telling it like it is, and finding some peace. And I’m not going to change that now, just because The Home Depot hired me to report about some of their Celebration of Service Projects, a campaign I would not have even considered if I didn’t sincerely believe in their mission to dedicate $50 million to Veterans projects across the country.

But they gave me something. Something kinda cool. And I’m giving it to you. Wait, no, this isn’t Oprah’s Favorite Things. You’re not all getting something cool. Just ONE of you.

What it is:

The Home Depot is all about energy efficiency and weatherization this time of year, when power grids blaze with cold-weather consumption. The package they gave me is a weatherization pack, amped up by some really cool new technology:

Estimated retail value of all this stuff is $195.00.

What you do:

You don’t have to like me. You don’t have to tweet me. You don’t have to share me or become a fan of this page. You just need to identify yourself in some meaningful way that lets me contact you if you win. That’s it. No strings attached. I don’t keep, sell, or make fun of your email names (That’s totally a lie; I consistently make fun of some of your email names and it provides such valuable dinner-time conversation that I don’t intend to stop).

Just leave a comment of any kind and I’ll have your info.

How and when we’ll chose you:

We’re going to pull your name out of a hat. Really. An actual hat. We’re going to hand-write your ridiculous email names on pieces of paper, mix them up, and draw a name. And we’re going to do it on Tuesday, November 6th, and we’re going to video tape it. And then we’re going to announce it. And then we’re going to mail it to you. And because this is a military spouse blog, no international restrictions apply. If you’re in Germany, Italy, Japan, or even the Middle East, I’m still mailing it to you. I’m not sure you want caulk shipped to the Middle East, but still, theoretically, I’m sending it where you want me to send it, and it doesn’t matter to me where you are.

Ready …… go comment!  [comments are now closed]

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Disclosure: This is a personal blog written and edited by me. Home Depot paid me to report on events related to their annual “Celebration of Service” campaign. However, I did not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions, and Home Depot has not instructed me what to write or required me to endorse any products or services. The views and opinions expressed are purely my own. I only endorse products or services that I believe worthy. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.


102 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kirsten perez
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 19:18:21

    i like this prize


  2. meme
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 16:59:03

    This would really be great to have could really use this


  3. Steve Stone
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 14:51:21

    this would be nice for our new house. thanks for the chance.


  4. Heather
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 11:31:21

    This is a GREAT giveaway!! We live in an old farm house that is 236 years old. Trying to weather proof is always fun, the cold still gets in. Winning this would help so much!! 🙂


  5. melissa teears
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 10:49:24

    I would love to win this. We need a new thermostat. Thanks for the opportunity. 🙂


  6. Ashley Strum
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 10:47:17

    THis would be awesome! My husband and I are always fighting over the temp in the house so to be able to control it by Wifi would be wonderful!! I could undo what he does without have to get out of bed ! LOL!!


  7. Rachel L
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 10:45:19

    Yes, I have one of those weird email addresses! This would be awesome for our new home in New Hampshire! (brrrrrr!)


  8. sandra
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 10:14:33

    great giveaways


  9. katie klein
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 10:09:33

    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. It would be great to win as these are a few less things to have to worry about purchasing!


  10. Kelly O
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 09:59:10

    My fiance and I just bought a house so we need to weatherize! And my email is boring and professional and easily identifiable. No making fun of me! haha


  11. Terri Two Pink Peas
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 09:54:59

    What a sweetie pie you are for putting together such a great giveaway and not asking everyone to jump through a bunch of hoops to enter. I LOVE to show blog love and so I Liked your facebook page and followed your blog. I don’t follow for giveaway’s so once I follow I follow for life. Thank you again. Love your blog. My first time visting. My blog is at http://www.twopinkpeas.com. Terri of Two Pink Peas


  12. LIZ
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 09:50:43

    GREAT BLOG! VERY HELPFUL 🙂 enjoyed reading it and hope i get picked for the giveaway! This is another “mommy must have”- Have a great day!


  13. Jason Longwith
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 09:50:13

    This is really cool! Thanks!


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