Monday, March 28, 2011

Win & Give campaign

My son is a second grader this year and is preparing to make his First Communion. They have a number of activities that they have been doing this year as they prepare for their First Communion. One activity they have been assigned is to complete extra chores to earn some extra money. As a class, they will collect this money and use it to help provide food to those that do not have enough to eat. He has come home a few times with questions, such as do you think that we could feed someone with just a few dollars and then usually has some sort of trivia about what can be done with seemingly so little. I think that it is good that he is gaining an awareness now of how he can help others and make a difference for other children. And, also he is learning that you don't have to do something big to make a difference, even the little things can help.

    Did you know that 83 percent of kids believe that they can help children in other countries in addition to people in their own communities? That’s according to the "Kids' Altruism Indicator," conducted in partnership with Parenting magazine.

    Now through May, the “Win & Give” campaign provides as easy way for kids to give back. Kids in the U.S. have an opportunity to instantly win a laptop from specially-marked packages of Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks. For each laptop won, Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks will donate a laptop to a child in Africa. It’s that simple.

I like to keep fruit snacks on hand. They are an easy snack that I can keep in my purse for those times where the kids need a snack while we are out. In fact, I picked up a specially marked box of Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks this weekend. I was hopeful to find an instant win certificate inside, but there wasn't one. You have a chance to win an XO Laptop not only by buying specially marked boxes, but also by entering this giveaway!

To enter, please share in the form below how you and/or your child give back. You may chose to do your entry in the form of a video or by simply writing your story. If you choose to enter with a video, simply upload your video to a site where I can view it and leave a link to the video in the form.


The most compelling story, as judged by me and my assistants (I couldn't make this decision without some input from those around me), will win an XO Laptop and a variety pack of Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks.

Some info:
  • The official rules of the Win & Give campaign can be found here. The Win & Give campaign runs through May 31st, 2011.

  • The giveaway is open only to residents of the US.

  • Winner will be responsible for any taxes associated with the prize.

  • You can learn more about the XO laptop on their website

  • Learn more about the Win & Give Campaign and get a 50₵/2 coupon for Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, on the Win & Give Campaign page for moms. As a note, Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks will donate $1 to One Laptop Per Child toward laptops for kids in Africa for each of these coupon redeemed.

  • Entries for the giveaway will be accepted until April 18th. At that time, I will review all submissions and make the decision on the most compelling story shared. The decision will be final.

    No compensation was received for this post, but I will receive a box of assorted Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks. Information about the Win & Give campaign was shared with me by Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks and they are providing the prize pack for one reader who is making a difference by giving back. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.