Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wikets: Rec'ing Contest!

Over on Wikets this week is the first Batman Rec'ing Contest. Batman is the community manager for Wikets and today he has asked the question "What product $25 or less would you MOST want ot give a friend?" Wikets will be picking 10 of the most heartful, funny, clever recs as winners. If you win, you can pick one of the 10 items rec'ed for your friend on Wikets and one for yourself! It's going to be a fun contest, I can't wait to see what kinds of things people will rec. If you are a part of Wikets, enter and you might win. And pick me as your friend to receive the prize. J/K. No, I'm not. The contest started today at noon EST and will go to 11:59 EST on May 1st.

If you haven't signed up yet for Wikets on your iPhone or iPad, use the promo code "randommommy" for 200 bonus points and sign up today. It's free and it's available at the app store. Last week was really exciting, for a short time we were #1 in Catalogs at the app store! Woo hoo!

I did not receive compensation for this post. I work as a consultant to Wikets but all content on my blog is my own.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

$25 GC GIVEAWAY: Finding the Right Fit at the Ross Dress for Less Annual Shoe Event

CONGRATS TO #22 AS CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG! PLEASE RESPOND TO MY EMAIL WITHIN 72 HOURS WITH YOUR MAILING ADDRESS. Thanks to everyone who participated and I hope you will come by my blog again soon!

My boss in law school told me over lunch one day that her feet had grown a half size with each child. The result was that she ended up with size 9 feet. I was dreading this when I became pregnant. Sure enough with H, my feet grew from 8 to 8 1/2. And wider too, from D to EE. Then with R my feet grew from 8 1/2 to 9. Thankfully my feet had gone back to D so they only blew up to EE again. I thought that I was going to end up with size 9 feet forever. But something strange happened. After R's second birthday, my feet started shrinking. All those pairs of shoes I had given away, oh the regret! Between my first and second pregnancies, there hadn't been enough time for my feet to recover. I guess two years is the magic number because I could wear size 8 1/2 again. I hoped with even more time passing my feet would go back to size 8.

Then God had a surprise for me. Along came bonus baby E and I had to buy size 9 1/2 sneakers. So now I have no idea what is going to happen with my feet. I can't buy expensive shoes because I don't know if I'll be able to wear them next year or even next month! Thankfully, my friends at Ross Dress for Less sent me a note about their annual Shoe Event going on until April 30. This isn't the first time I've turned to Ross's shoe department in my hour of need. I went to Portland for a wedding two years ago WITHOUT shoes for the wedding. The carrot of no sales tax was all I needed to take that risk. We stopped by Ross hours before the wedding and I found the perfect shoes for $30 within five minutes. I can't say what the brand was but I will say I spend double that on a pair of shoes of the same brand in the brand's store at Rockefeller Center in NYC when they were on sale for 50% off! 

I visited the store last week to look for something for Easter. There was such an extensive selection that I had to try on everything. It was pretty funny, R was with me and he saw me take off my sock so I could try on the shoes so he took off his sock and tried on the shoes with me. I thought it was a sign of genius that he took off his right sock. R picked the ones he wanted me to buy and I picked too, the ones with the black and white flowers! The day he realizes it's not cool to shop with mommy will be a really sad one for me. 

Most of the shoes were in the $20-$40 range and brands that we would all recognize. They advertise the shoes at being 40-70% off of department store prices and I would have to say the discount is more at the larger end of the range rather than the smaller. Check it out for yourself! My friends at Ross Dress for Less have provided a $25 giftcard for one lucky Random Mommy Reader!

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:  Contest period runs from Wednesday, April 4 at 5:01 PM (Pacific) until Thursday, April 12 at 11:59 PM (Pacific). Enter by leaving the name of your favorite type of shoe, and leave your e-mail address OR sign in to comments using your Blogger ID, making sure your Blogger profile is public and includes your e-mail address.

Bonus Entries
(leave a separate comment for each entry, it counts if you've done any of these so leave a comment for each one)
1) Follow me on Twitter
2) Tweet this contest and leave the tweet url (once per day)
3) Like Ross Dress for Less on Facebook

If you don't leave a qualifying comment and your e-mail address or public Blogger profile, your entry will be disqualified. I reserve the right to extend the contest period. At the end of the contest period, I will utilize Random.org to randomly choose the winner. The winner will be contacted by e-mail and will have 72 hours to respond to my e-mail. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, the prize will go to the next place winner as decided by Random.org. This contest is open for
US Residents only. A huge thank you and much appreciation to my friends at Ross Dress for Less for their generosity! Good luck!
I did not receive compensation for this post. I received a gift card to facilitate my review.