Spread the Word {giveaway #2} GIVEAWAY CLOSED

{To enter to win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer or a Bosch Drill, go HERE.}

Libby and I emailed back and forth a lot.

As we brainstormed ways to spread the word about Xander’s fundraiser, we knew that people like prizes.

People like big prizes.

People want to do good and do whatever they can to help.

By the end of it, the coolest thing happens…the prizes become secondary.

So, we devised a little plan: give away some awesome gear…and get more eyes over to Xander.

Can you even begin to imagine the ripple effect we will have with your network of connections, my network, and so on and so forth?!

THOUSANDS of eyes to read.  THOUSANDS of hearts to be changed.  If each gave ONE DOLLAR…

We would bring it like nuthin’ else.

Wanna help us bring it?

God is good.

He can be as much a fixutre in social media as anyone else.

I LOVE what John Piper has to say about using social media.

“Okay, truth-lover, see what you can do with 140 characters! You say your mission is to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things! Well, this is one of those ‘all things.’ Can you magnify Christ with this thimble-full of letters?”

Now…you might notice that the person who wins this giveaway can do so without donating one cent to the fundraiser.

The deal is that even though you see it all over the place, it’s technically not kosher to tie donations to entries.  I’d prefer to play it safe…as much as I’m tempted to do the whole “give $1, get 1 entry” thing.


Please know that while no donation is necessary to win…and donating to Xander’s adoption fund will not increase your chances…it’s the whole point of all of this.  (Here are the official rules.)

I would urge you to please consider giving if you choose to enter the giveaway.  Even $1.  I promise that your $1 will add up with someone else’s dollar and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  I promise.  Promise. Promise.

Again, I don’t want to confuse the issue: there is no donation necessary to win.  I just think it’d be nice.  :)

Without further ado:

One randomly selected winner will win…

A Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR!!!!!  (value about $500.00)

I know, right???!!!  A big girl camera!

A second randomly selected winner will receive…

A Kindle Touch!!!! ($99 value)

I just got myself one of these and I adore it.  Adore.

So whatcha gotta do to win?

You have three ways to enter.  Leave a SEPARATE comment in THIS POST for each of the entries.

1.  Write a blog post about Xander’s fundraiser.  Introduce your readers to his sweet face and encourage them to bless a little boy on the other side of the world who has no idea there is an entire group of strangers rallying for him.  Be sure to include the url for your post in your comment.  I’ll have to delete your comment if you don’t…and I really hate deleting comments.

2.  Facebook about the Fundraiser NOT about this giveaway, but about the FUNDRAISER.  (To make it easy, there’s even a little button at the bottom of the original post you can click and it’ll automatically post to your wall.)

3.  Tweet about the Fundraiser.  Here, I’ve even made it easy for you:

My Christmas is going to COUNT this year! Come meet Xander and enter to win a Canon T3 DSLR or Kindle Touch! @jeannettg http://bit.ly/uALDyq

If you are haven’t yet, please consider learning more about Xander and possibly make a small donation.  ANY amount is appreciated.

We have a $1,000 matching grant to use up!!!

(Winner will be selected December 31, 2011.)

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I'm a mom to four. A wife to one. I believe in story. I love telling you about mine and would love to hear yours. There's really no sense in wasting our suffering and not sharing in each other's joy. We're all in this together...even if it doesn't always feel like it.

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    Michelle Myers says:

    I LOVE adoption, my hubs is a wonderful story of a blessed adoption! Yesterday was the 46th anniversary of his adoption!

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    I have a very special little girl myself and it breaks my heart to know how so many very special babies sit in orphanages and youth hostiles in other countries. My heart jumped with joy when I saw this fundraiser and blog. I have tweeted and I have facebooked. I will continue to do so. <3

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    HA I’m adding the button to my blog too!

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    I shared the link to the fundraiser on facebook.

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    Just tweeted about little Xander.

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    Just shared a link on Facebook also. :)

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    posted on fb about the fundraiser

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    I tweeted: @CreatedbyCole SimplyCreatedbyCole
    My Christmas is going to COUNT this year! Come meet Xander and enter to win a Canon T3 DSLR or Kindle Touch! @jeannettg bit.ly/uALDyq

    Praying for Xander! Many tears for this beautiful boy!!

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    Tweeted! (@brookiebaby73)

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    I posted on Facebook about the little guy ;)

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    I tweeted about the little guy ;)

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    Facebooked about this one.

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    I just wrote about the fundraiser on FB

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    I just tweeted about Xander http://twitter.com/#!/RustyCottage

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    I shared it with my friends on FB.
    I hope for the best for little Xander!

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    Here’s the link to my fb post from Dec 2 (just figured out how to do this!):


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    tweeted :)

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    I just tweeted about sweet, little Xander.

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    i shared on my blog … http://dustinandtara.blogspot.com/2011/12/make-christmas-count.html … praying for this sweet boy!

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    Katherine says:

    Shared the link on my page!


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    Kim Migut says:

    Tweet shared! I am @klmigut

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    Kim Migut says:

    Shared on Facebook! : https://www.facebook.com/#!/kimmigut

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    I’m adding to my FB!

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    this is so beautiful. I’ve added your message to facebook

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    I wrote a post about the adoption. Tugs at my heart strings a little closer than I’m normally willing to share, but the Lord is doing SOMETHING in my heart and I can’t deny it!

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    I also shared the fundraiser on my facebook. Thanks.

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    Facebooked about the fundraiser, and made a donation. I’ll also do a post about it on my giveaway blog. I’ll have one of the entries be — make a donation. :)

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    Christine M says:
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    Sharing this for everyone on my Facebook page! Good Luck!

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    cindy hamilton smith says:

    I fb’d about Xander and his adoption fund. What a great ideaA!

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    I blogged about this fundraiser (a couple times) :D. XOXO sweet friend!!

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    I shared on Facebook too :).

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    I shared on FAcebook about this sweet boy. Donating makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy! Way better than buying a $10 toy I’ll regret in Feb.

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    Tweet, Tweet :).

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    tweeted! @lissajoy

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    shared on fb!

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    I posted on facebook.

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    I shared on my facebook page. facebook.com/andthenshesnapped

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    I shared on Facebook.

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    I also tweeted @hollyoshesky

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    Just shared on Facebook1