Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Ultimate "Minnesota Nice" Giveaway

There is a term used to describe Minnesotans called "Minnesota Nice."  In general, we Minnesotans tend to be courteous, mild-mannered (heck, Minnesota drivers are known for slowing down to let cars that are on the on-ramp merge in front of them), and reserved.  This can lead to a state of passive-aggressiveness for some folks, but for the most part, Minnesotans like to lend a hand without a lot of pomp and circumstance.

I thought I'd be "Minnesota Nice" and do a giveaway for you lovely readers.  I appreciate the time you all take to read my blog and post comments.  Thank you for your support!  This giveaway could also be considered a Minnesota-themed giveaway because the products you have the chance to win are either made here in Minnesota or have something to do with Minnesota.

So dear readers, without further ado, here is what one of you lucky people will win:

A Toyota Venza drawstring bag, courtesy of a race sponsored by Lifetime Fitness, based in Chanhassen, MN:


Three Minnesota-made snacks:


Old Dutch potato chips and Pearson's Salted Nut Rolls are standard post-race fare at Minnesota races.

Two pairs of Fitsok, which I believe are the best running socks in the world.  I've never had a blister wearing them.  The pair on the left is size large and was one of the items I received from participating in the Twin Cities in Motion focus group.  The pair on the right is size medium and was purchased by me from Marathon Sports in Minneapolis.

I wear a size 8 shoe and fit in Fitsok medium socks
Lip balm that came in my race kit from the Stillwater 10K:

Don't worry... it hasn't been opened yet!
A Minneapolis Marathon t-shirt (unisex size small) and hat, courtesy of Team Ortho Foundation (and the number of hours I spent volunteering for the race):


A Medtronic TC 1 Mile shirt (Brooks podium technical shirt, unisex size medium--they run big!), another gift from the Twin Cities in Motion focus group:


Finally, your choice of one of three necklaces that I made:

"Live" necklace

"Dream" necklace

Sunflower necklace

Here's what you need to do to enter my giveaway:

PLEASE LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH ENTRY!!!

1 – Become a follower of my blog or post a comment if you already are (MANDATORY).

2 – Tell me which of the three necklaces you'd like to receive (MANDATORY).

3 – Like Team Ortho Foundation on Facebook HERE (BONUS).

4 – Like Twin Cities in Motion on Facebook HERE (BONUS).

5 – Like Fitsok on Facebook HERE (BONUS).

6 – Post about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter account. LEAVE ME A COMMENT FOR EACH. (BONUS).

Enter now through Thursday, June 23.  A winner will be chosen via Random.org.  There are plenty of chances for you to win!
Winner will be announced on Friday, June 24.


GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!

(Disclaimer: I was not reimbursed monetarily for any of these items.)

70 comments:

  1. I would want the sunflower necklace. Love it.

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  2. I'm a follower :)

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  3. I would want the "Live" necklace

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  4. I "liked" team ortho

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  5. I "liked" twin cities in motion

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  6. I tweeted about it (my twitter name is mgoesrunning)

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  7. Can I buy the Dream necklace?

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  8. What a great idea for a giveaway! I think you are the only "Minnesotan" that I know, and you are definitely nice... so I believe it. :)

    I'm a follower!

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  9. The necklaces are beautiful - I'd choose "Dream"

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  10. Beautiful items. I am already your follower but I leave the chance to win to another reader because I live too far. Have a good week end.

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  11. I would love the "Live" necklace.

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  12. Yes, the Nut Rolls are standard post-race fare at Minnesota races, I always grab 3 or 4 (because their so small ... )

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  13. What a nice giveaway! You are nice! Ahh...salted nut rolls...yum!

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  14. Wow--Minnesotans are nice! What a great giveaway. I follow!

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  15. I would like to receive the live necklace.

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  16. I like Team Ortho on facebook.

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  17. I like Twin Cities in Motion on facebook.

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  18. I'm a follower and super fan :)

    be-amazing.net

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  19. I've linked this giveaway on my sidebar.

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  20. I've posted this on my blog's side bar under "win this".

    be-amazing.net

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  21. I think I would choose the "dream" necklace but they are all beautiful. Those had to take you forever to string ALL of those tiny beads - girl, you've got WAY more patience than I have!!! They're all beautiful.

    be-amazing.net

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  22. I'm a follow on google reader! :) Great and fun giveaway by the way! :)

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  23. It's a toss up between the LIVE and DREAM. Both have a strong message. :)

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  24. I'm posting this tomorrow - I promise! (total giveaway tuesday)

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  25. I follow! This is an awesome giveaway.

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  26. I love, love, love sunflowers, so I really like the sunflower necklace.

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  27. the "live" necklace is my fav

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  28. I want the sunflower necklace :D

    By the way, check out my blog http://www.craftyenglishteacher.blogspot.com

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  29. My blog "likes" Team Ortho on FB!

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  30. My blog "likes" Twin Cities in Motion on fb!

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  31. My blog "likes" Fitsok on fb!

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  32. Shared it on my blog's facebook!

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  33. I'd probably go with the "live" necklace.

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  34. I liked Team Ortho Foundation on Facebook

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  35. I liked Twin Cities in Motion on Facebook

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  36. I am a follower!

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  37. I like the sunflower necklace.

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  38. I became a follower

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  39. I like the Live necklace

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  40. I posted your giveaway on FB!

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  41. Your giveaway is listed on my blog!

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