Friday, December 11, 2009

Macy’s BELIEVE Campaign and $25 Gift Cards Giveaway

For the second straight year, I am very happy to share with you Macy’s BELIEVE campaign, which builds on the great success of last year’s holiday effort to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For those not familiar with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, they give hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. Truly a wonderful foundation for an outstanding cause!

Macy’s BELIEVE Campaign


This year, Macy’s is adding to the spirit of “Believe” with a national Santa Tour, an honorary National Believe Day, a “Yes, Virginia” animated special, and a new TV commercial featuring Queen Latifah.



Inspired by the New York Sun’s famous “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial from 1897 and includes letter-writing “Believe Stations” in Macy’s stores across the country.
Macy’s BELIEVE Campaign
For each letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, up to $1 million.

On Friday, December 11, 2009, Macy’s will celebrate the first National Believe Day to recognize and reward acts of kindness and generosity from coast to coast. Also that day, CBS will premiere a new original animated special called, “Yes, Virginia.” on Friday, December 11, at 8 p.m. ET.



For more details, please visit Macy's BELIEVE.

While there, don't forget to enter the "Tell Us Why You Believe" contest to win a trip for four to New York City, for the Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2010. To enter just tell Macy’s WHY YOU BELIEVE.

This year they have also added a wonderful resource for schools and teachers by providing an online toolkit that allows teachers and schools to use “Believe” as a writing lesson or activity during the holiday season. The toolkit includes a Santa letter template, coloring sheet and “I Believe” bookmark cut-out and can be downloaded at Macy's BELIEVE.

Macy's Gift Card Giveaway


A big thank you to M80 on behalf of Macy’s and in the spirit of giving, I have two $25 gift card to Macy's to give away to two lucky readers of the Fun 4 The Children blog.

MAIN ENTRY:

Leave a comment telling me one item on your Christmas list. This is your first and main entry, it's a must in order to include any other bonus entries!

Extra Entries:

To receive these extra entries, you must do the MAIN entry.

Please leave a comment for each additional entry you complete (current followers and subscribers count).

1. One Extra Entry if you subscribe to Fun 4 The Children via E-mail

2. One Extra Entry if you subscribe to Fun 4 The Children via Feed Reader

3. One Extra Entry if you follow with Google Friend Connect

4. One Extra Entry if you add Fun 4 The Children to your Blogroll

5. Five Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post and a link to the Macy's BELIEVE campaign.

Unlimited Extra Entries

To receive these unlimited extra entries, you must do the MAIN entry.

6. Tweet about the contest (be sure to leave the tweet link)
7. Leave a comment on another post besides this one ( leave link to comment )

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only, 18 or older and will end at 11:59 PM EST on December 18, 2009. The winners will be selected at random and the entries verified. The winners will then have 48 hours to claim their giveaway prize. If the winner does not claim their prize within their 48 hour period, a new winner will be chosen. Prize will be provided and shipped directly by M80 Public Relations on behalf of Macy’s.

You must leave an e-mail address (or have it available in a profile) so that I can contact you if you are the winner.

Be advised, comments are moderated.

** We did not receive any incentives from M80 Public Relations or Macy's for writing this post. I big thank you to M80 Public Relations on behalf of Macy’s for generously provided the gift cards for this contest. **

WINNERS Announced:

Thank you to all that entered. I wish I had gift cards to give to all of you. Here are the two winners:

Deanna G. and JC

I've sent an e-mail to both of you and you will have 48 four hours to respond (must reply by 12:25 PM Monday 12/21/09). If I don't receive a reply, another winner (or two) will be selected.

Happy Holidays!



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227 comments:

moushka said...

I have only one item on my list: A new computer....please Santa...

moushka said...

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moushka said...

Google Friend!

abfantom said...

I'm asking for a GPS for my car.

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Sarah D. said...

I really need a new toaster, it's #1 on my list. I am a carbaholic!

agordon10 said...

A pair of winter boots.

Stephanie said...

deep tissue massage
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Deanna G. said...

One item on my wishlist is perfume!

Deanna G. said...

I subscribe to your feed w/Google Reader!
ben

Deanna G. said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect.

Deanna G. said...

Tweeted!

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

seriously- there is nothing material I need, but would love and want a new coat this Christmas

Amber said...

I love the MAC cosmetics at Macy's! I actually have a lot of the new holiday sets from that brand on my wishlist. I love Macy's, it always makes me think of Christmas :) Thanks!

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Amber said...

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Kimberly L said...

A nice plush robe

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lsfish said...

A new oven!

Kelly said...

I've got a Burberry scarf on my Christmas list. :)

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allysona said...

i just want to be able to give my kids a few things this year...nothing for me santa

cdziuba said...

I want a squirrel-proof bird feeder. cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile

cdziuba said...

follow via Google friends

llinda29 said...

I want silver earrings

dawns41 said...

One of the items on my list this year is a handbag.

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Latonya Ramsey said...

I would like a beauty makeover for christmas...badly needed Santa!

sksweeps said...

I'm hoping for a wireless, 4-in-one color printer!

Meredith said...

Red Sox tickets are high up there on my Christmas list! They're nearly impossible to get here in Boston. Thanks and Happy Holidays!
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Deanna G. said...

Daily tweet!

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J.K. said...

Burberry gloves

Amber said...

Peter Roth's eyelash conditioning treatment is on my wishlist!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Amber said...

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Courtney said...

a new purse is on my christmas list!!!!

Courtney said...

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Suzanne said...

See's candy - california brittle - lots of it!

Sweeter the berry said...

My list includes a leather recliner.



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Sweeter the berry said...

email subscriber

Sweeter the berry said...

follower of blog

Mamushi Love said...

A gift card to either Borders or Barnes & Noble, so I can continue my manga collection.

melody said...

a new car.

clc408 said...

A new pair of jeans is on my wish list. Thanks!

mverno said...

a new bathroom rug mverno@roadrunner.com

Sharon Harmon said...

Nice black velvet gloves!
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Miss Manda said...

I have a new TV on my list!!!! :)


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Linda said...

I have PJ's on my Christmas list!
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Catherine said...

I'd love a copy of the movie UP this year!

Catherine said...

also an email subscriber, thanks!

Amber said...

Tweet:
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KellieS said...

Well, the parent Christmas list is very short this year; we want to make sure the kids get what they want. But, I do have one thing that I want- a new coffee maker. The one I have is shot.

KellieS said...

I am following you on google.

jzagarjr said...

I would like new bed sheets

Kiara said...

A Laptop is on my Christmas list.
austma7@aol.com

mscoffee77 said...

A case for my son to keep all his Hot Wheels in!

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Deanna G. said...

Daily tweet!

http://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/6646609795

EDRing said...

One of things on my wish list is a new winter coat. Mine is over 10 years old & I would love to replace it.

Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

Julie said...

I've asked Santa for some new shoes!

mogrill said...

I am hoping for a Laptop Bed Desk. Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

momznite said...

Santa came yesterday. Top of my list was a positive pregnancy test for my friend and her husband. Thank you Santa.

mmentor said...

sign me up, please

jazz33 said...

One item on my christmas list is Givenchy's very irrestible.

thecolorofhunger said...

Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!....I would love to win this one!.... =]

April said...

I want a digital photo frame.

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Amber said...

Tweet:
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littlelatina said...

enter me i could do some damage

allison said...

A Garfield calendar is on my christmas list!

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ellie said...

The main item on my list is a new all in one printer/scanner/fax. Mine is on it's last legs.
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ellie said...

I follow with Google.

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ellie said...

Tweeted. http://twitter.com/eswright18/status/6671962490

hale2005 said...

Web subscriptions are on my Christmas List.

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Amber said...

Tweet:
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Joseph said...

I have a Keurig B30 Mini Personal Single-Serve Brewing system - Sale $89.99 on my holiday list from Macy's

iluv2blog said...

One item on my Christmas List is Dream Angels "Divine" perfume.

Nickolay said...

A Blu Ray Player is number one on my list of things I want for Christmas

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Nickolay said...

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Leslie said...

The only thing on my Christmas wish list is a visit from the only person I love.

Leslie said...

I subscribe via feed reader.

Leslie said...

I follow with Google Friend Connect.

Lisa P@www.isitmondayalready.com said...

Just to be with my family!

Ashley said...

I want a bread machine for Christmas.

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Ashley said...

I am a subscriber via Google reader.

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Ashley said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/AggieAshley/status/6720021494

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

A Roomba is on my Christmas list :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Subscribed by email
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Deanna G. said...

Daily tweet!

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Carol W. said...

A Kindle is at the top of my list...again!

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Carol W. said...

I subscribe by email.

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Carol W. said...

I subscribe with Google Reader.

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Marla said...

a new cell phone is on my christmas list.

Amber said...

Tweeted:
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JC said...

To name just one, a new laptop!

JC said...

Email sub.

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JC said...

Reader sub.

JC said...

Google Friend Connect follower.

JC said...

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JC said...

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JC said...

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JC said...

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Nancy said...

One item on my Christmas list is annual park pass to all state parks.

Nancy said...

My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/status/6743346857

mindy said...

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C T said...

One item on my Christmas list is a new winter coat. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway - vitanuova1 at yahoo.com

Ms. Latina said...

One item on my list is a new coat for myself

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Ms. Latina said...

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Anonymous said...

A new pair of boots are on my xmas list!
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Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love a GPS, thanks!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

chromiumman said...

a new jacket

Molly C. said...

A new vacuum is on my list.

Deanna G. said...

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checkers said...

Lady Godiva Chocolates!
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clynsg said...

I have a food processor on my Christmas list--in fact if I don't get one, will get it for myself!

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AmandaK said...

The one item on my list this year is a computer for at home. Our computer broke down just after Thanksgiving and I'm having to come to the library every other day.

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see above said...

All I ever ask for during the holiday season is for peace and quiet and to be left alone. I have enough stuff. I'd like to win a gift card for my wife though, she's a huge Macy's fan. Thanks.

gsm57 said...

a winter coat

Ashley said...

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Amber said...

Tweet:
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heaventrees said...

One item on my Christmas list is a new scarf and gloves.

Erica C. said...

I'm hoping for a blu-ray player :)

Walt A said...

my list: A new computer

Kimberly said...

The big item on my list this year is a GPS for my car.

Kimberly said...

I follow your blog.

Kimberly said...

I subscribe via email. Thank you!

Smooshy said...

a digital camera!

Melodic Mom said...

Something on my list is a new bronze colored handbag.

Lisa said...

Nintendo Wii.

Lisa said...

Blog follower.

Claire said...

The new Wii Fit Plus game.

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intime said...

a snuggie intime@myself.com

Deb said...

I really really really want an Iphone this year. Thanks for the giveaway.

Julieh said...

An item on my Xmas list is a new camera! honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

chlorinebrain said...

I have Patricia Cornwell's new book on my christmas list

Mir said...

No list for me this year but if I could make one, it would be the Everlon Knot diamond ring.

Erika*Coffee said...

I want a bike!

AnneTracker said...

Money to pay for tuition and books!
(College isn't cheap!)

Dispatcher_kristy said...

Dear Santa,

I know I am on the naughty list but I promise to try to do better next year. So with that being said all I want for Christmas is a new laptop!



dispatcher_kristy@Hotmail.com

Dispatcher_kristy said...

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subscriber to feed

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Deanna G. said...

Daily tweet!

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mail4rosey said...

My computer died, so that's on my list. I'd also like to step into this century and get an MP3 player. But since I know neither of those will be under the tree for me, lol, I'd also like some new bedroom slippers. :)

msurosey@yahoo.com

Lori Taube said...

For Christmas, I would love a pot and pan set for my kitchen!

clctaube @ yahoo.com

Lori Taube said...

I'm an email subscriber

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Lori Taube said...

I subscribed via Google reader.

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Lori Taube said...

I'm a follower via GFC

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Lori Taube said...

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Pamela S said...

I'd like a "Lanz" brand nightgown. I love flannel nightgowns!! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Pamela S said...

Just signed up to follow you on GFC. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

Amber said...

Tweet:
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ScrewLucy said...

One item on my Christmas list is a cell phone.

ScrewLucy said...

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shopannies said...

my son asked for a bible
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Anonymous said...

I really want a laptop!

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shopannies said...

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Happi Shopr said...

A wii and wii fit for me please. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Garner5 said...

My Christmas list is all about baby this year since I'm due in Feb. My big item on my list is a cherry wood sleigh crib!
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Garner5 said...

I'm an email subscriber. Thanks!
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Garner5 said...

I'm also subscribed to your feed in google reader.
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Garner5 said...

I'm following you blog on Google Friend Connect user Garner5.
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Garner5 said...

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted
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Danielle said...

Lost Season 5 is on my christmas list this year!

Erica C. said...

I have a handheld vacuum on my list!

Ashley said...

Today's tweet: http://twitter.com/AggieAshley/status/6807833611

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cstironkat said...

I would like some new pillows.

ShesAnAngel said...

A pair of Skechers Shap-ups are on my personal christmas list!

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ShesAnAngel said...

I subscribe via email

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ShesAnAngel said...

I am following you via google

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susan1215 said...

I want a tredmill for Christmas

guettel78 said...

One item on my list this year is a Zune HD mp3 player -- I've been coveting one all year, so I hope my family got all the hints I dropped! :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

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