Mighty Life List
Oct 26 2009

Twitter Giveaway: Broad Summit Giftbag

Update: And the winner is KASalomon! Thanks for playing everyone.

So! When we were pulling together gift bags for the Broad Summit we set one aside to give away, and it is magnificent.

This is a Twitter contest, and the theme is words you wish people would use more often. To enter follow @Maggie and send me a reply tweet with the word (or words) you love. You can include #lexicon if you want other people to be able to search on your answer, but that’s optional.

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

portertote

A huge, zip-top tote from Lands End. (Yours will not say Porter.)

Tech

flickr-logo

Two Flickr Pro accounts. If you don’t already use it, Flickr is an excellent photo sharing service. (I use it to store all my photos.) Flickr also threw in a handy lens cloth that attaches to your camera strap.

typekit

An invitation and one-year subscription to Typekit, the new service that helps you use a variety of fun fonts online without having to serve them as images. Pretty! (You may remember that my husband is one of the founders, and that he is adorable.)

Media

Chronicle Books threw in three of our favorite titles:

Apartment-Therapy-Book
Apartment Therapy Presents by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of ApartmentTherapy.com.

list
Listography Journal: Your Life in Lists by Lisa Nola of Listography.com.

cheesetastekit
And, appropriately enough, The Cheese Tasting Party Kit by Janet Fletcher

The folks at McSweeny’s provided:

comedy
Comedy by the Numbers, a compendium of 169 secrets of humor and popularity.

But wait! There’s more:

fray1
Fray Issue #1, Busted personal stories and original art compiled by Derek Powazek, creator of Fray.com.

maghound
A free six-month membership to Maghound Magazine Membership Service.

meditationcd
A Moment’s Peace, guided meditation CD by Elizabeth Irvine.

instylenotes
A three-pack of cutie notebooks courtesy of InStyle Magazine.

Bath and Body

ddfskin
DDF wanted to include some of their products, but they work better if they’re personalized, obviously. So if you win, I’ll send a note to DDF, and they’ll contact you with a quick skin care survey you can fill out to let them know your needs. Then they can send you a separate care package that you’ll actually use. Nice, right? I think so too.

zicamkit
Zicam put together a mini travel wellness kit that contains: Zicam Healty Z-ssentails with Echinacea, Zinc, and Vitamin C, a vanilla jasmine travel candle from Voluspa, green and white whole-leaf tea from Tea Forte (which is great tea, by the way), a mini Frais hand sanitizer, Birch Soaps gardenia solid perfume and cuticle balm, and Eos honeysuckle lip balm in a cute round package. Tuck it all into your dopp kit for your next trip.

Handmade

ritual
Crazy good Ritual Roaster’s Helsar de Zarcero coffee beans from Costa Rica. Ritual Roasters is the coffee shop where I wrote my book (free WiFi!), and their coffee convinced me to give espresso a try. It tastes the way coffee beans smell. Purrr.

prints
The aforementioned limited-edition Broad Summit print from 3 Fish Studios.

reddahliaears

And of course, the epic felt earrings from Feisty Elle.

All that, plus a reusable red grocery tote from Toyota. I didn’t add it up, but I’m pretty sure this is a zillion dollar giveaway, possibly a jillion — I’m no mathematician.

For those of you scratching your heads over how to enter, here’s a more detailed how to: Go to Twitter.com. Are you there? Good. Now! Follow me, @Maggie, and send me a tweet reply with the word (or words) you wish people would use more often. It’ll look something like these:

@Maggie Bangarang! #lexicon

@Maggie Fictional, used to describe something so awesome that it doesn’t seem real. #lexicon

I’ll pick a winner randomly from the tweet replys, and send him or her a direct message on Thursday. I’ll also update the top of this post to let everyone know who won. This is my first Twitter contest, so let’s see if it works.

Fingers crossed that you win, because you are a goodie. Thanks for reading.

29 Responses to “Twitter Giveaway: Broad Summit Giftbag”

  • brittney Says:

    Done!

  • Cass Says:

    There is an entire book about LISTS? I have to say that you have really driven my listing to a place of personal empowerment. First you link over to Mondo Beyondo (which is basically blowing my mind) and NOW you show me a whole BOOK of other peoples lists? We’re not friends…but we so should be.

  • Rachel Says:

    Done and done.

  • jfaustus Says:

    Ooooh — good prizes. Fingers crossed!

  • denise Says:

    i put mine too.

    hey cass, if you like lists, my friend sasha cagen has a book “to-do list: what our lists reveal about us” that has photos of real people’s to-do lists along with commentary. fascinating. http://www.todolistblog.com

  • Ceece Says:

    woohoo! Does this work if you’re not following back and the tweets are protected?

  • Melinda Says:

    Great prizes! I can’t wait to check out the words so that I can work a few of them into my vocabulary.

  • Jillian Says:

    Hello, I’m the last 26 year old who doesn’t twitter. I signed up and tried, though. I promise if I win, I will be a better tweeter.

  • marypat Says:

    Jillian! yay! You’re not the last :) Somewhere in the universe we were non-tweeting specks for as long as we could be…and then Maggie had to go and do this…

  • Eliza Says:

    Oh my god I love this to pieces. Tweeted!
    Although, I have to check – is this context available to international people? I really hope so! (If I won I’d happily pay for the shipping if I needed to for that amazing goodie bag!)

    You rock at putting these things together Maggie :D

  • Kristina Says:

    Not that I know what fiduciary means.

  • Katie Says:

    I so want this bag! Hope you ship to Canada (You love us up here right?)!

  • Nicole Says:

    winning this would be like Christmas coming early!

  • Carona Says:

    Ok sent my first tweet!

  • Dina Says:

    You had me at listography…! Tweet!

  • superblondgirl Says:

    I want those earrings!!

  • Christina Says:

    I put together a website for words that people like.

    It’s called Words I Like: http://www.wordsilike.tumblr.com. I encourage and welcome submissions. No cool prizes, just lots of keen words.

  • Rachel Says:

    Argh, Maggie, how can you do this?! The contents of the bag look like the most fun EVER, but I am going to hold strong and stay off of Twitter. I might be the last 26-year-old, Jillian!

  • Natalie Says:

    EEEeeee!! So exciting!
    I need help with listmaking.

  • Fritz Says:

    What a fabulous idea, i hope my tweet worked!

  • tasha Says:

    Rachel, you’re the last 26-year-old not on Twitter, and I am the last 29-year-old, holding strong…though this gift bag is testing all my self-control! But still, this is an awesome start to my christmas list (i’ll try hard not to purchase them all for myself). Thanks Maggie!

  • Jen Says:

    I think I did it- have been following you on Twitter for a while, but never reply to anything, so hope I did it right, because that gift bag is RIGHTEOUS!

  • doahleigh Says:

    That is a lot of awesome stuff right there! What a great giveaway. I just entered – hope I win!

  • Melissa Anderson Says:

    Done. hope i win. i want those earrings, the flickr accounts and i think i’ve got lists hidden all over the house, maybe a book would help me organize ‘em :)

  • Lauren Says:

    eek – my @ reply isn’t showing up in either #lexicon or @Maggie and I don’t know why!! Here’s a direct link to my submission in case it never shows up: http://twitter.com/urbanana/status/5202194630

    Did I do something wrong?! I’m new at Twitter…

  • Cati Basmati Says:

    So, twitter, you finally chased me down…. Guess it was the promise of stuff ;-)
    done.

  • Jen Says:

    who won?

  • Nicole Says:

    ack . . . who won already ?!?!

  • Kat Says:

    … who won?!