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Win-It Wednesday: 2nd Chance for a $100 Borders Gift Card!

by Tara Kuczykowski on June 23, 2010 · 827 comments

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday. I’ll be posting 24-hour giveaways at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET to give you plenty of chances to win!

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Borders is Double Dog Daring you with their Summer Reading Challenge. This summer, they want to encourage kids to read -- and enjoy doing it -- with a fun reading challenge/ Have your child under 12 years old sign up at the Borders store nearest you. All they have to do is read any 10 books this summer and they'll receive a FREE book!

Harper Collins has this tip for helping kids enjoy reading:

Bring Your Book to Life!

A good book lets your child’s imagination run free to visit new worlds.  After your child reads a book, help him or her to use other creative parts of their brain and build the world even more by acting out their favorite scene from the book. It’s a great way to have family fun on a summer night, or to bring together your child’s friends on a rainy afternoon.  Even better, video the performance and you’ll have a great memory to revisit later!

Here are a few tips:

  • Have your child imagine what the book would look like as a movie
  • Let them design what the scenery would look like
  • Encourage your child to choose their favorite character, and explain why
  • And have fun!

Today, another lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a $100 Borders Gift Card!

To enter, tell me what challenges you face in trying to encourage your kids to read more.


Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What are the challenges to getting your kids to read?

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Join the Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

(1) $100 Borders Gift Card

This giveaway ends at 9 a.m. EST on Wednesday, 6/30 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use Comment Contest to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 827 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Donna B. June 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I already belong to Deal Seeking Mom Forums


2 Donna B. June 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I'm a confirmed email subscriber.


3 LAURA_IN_TX June 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm



4 LAURA_IN_TX June 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm



5 Amy June 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I have twin two-year-old boys, so my biggest challenge is getting them to sit still long enough to get through a story.


6 Stephanie Brandt June 27, 2010 at 10:00 pm

Of course, I have a little boy who LOVES to do so many things, and reading is one of them. However, in summer it is SOOOOO hard. So, we read at night, right before bed!


7 Stephanie Brandt June 27, 2010 at 10:01 pm

added your badge to my blog!!!


8 gina lang June 27, 2010 at 10:04 pm

i subscribe by email
i also have trouble in summer getting my kids to read. boys 8 and 6 and 3 year old girl. i have made them earn tv time by cuddling and reading to me!


9 Kim June 27, 2010 at 10:42 pm

I am a subscriber.


10 Trisha Lynn June 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Motivation! Wanting to play rather than sit and read!


11 Trisha Lynn June 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm

I subscribe by email!


12 Maria T Owens June 27, 2010 at 11:17 pm

I am very lucky as my DD loves to read, read, read!!!
This card will be great for her to get new books for summer!

Maria T O


13 Some Lucky Dog June 28, 2010 at 3:28 am

I think the biggest challenge for getting kids to read is getting them away from the computer or video games. It really helps to have time limits on them.


14 Some Lucky Dog June 28, 2010 at 3:29 am

button at, right sidebar


15 Some Lucky Dog June 28, 2010 at 3:29 am

Forum member (Some Lucky Dog)


16 Some Lucky Dog June 28, 2010 at 3:30 am

e-mail subscriber!


17 Ann B June 28, 2010 at 6:50 am

I subscribe to your email!


18 Rebecca June 28, 2010 at 9:19 am

I am a subscriber. My kids love to read.


19 adina June 28, 2010 at 11:30 am

I am a subscriber. All of us in the house love to read!


20 jehrico June 30, 2010 at 3:43 am

My guy is pretty little still, so my biggest challenge is getting him to sit still while I read to him!


21 jehrico June 30, 2010 at 3:47 am

I am a very happy subscriber : )


22 KellyH June 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm

One challenge is finding books that will appeal to my 7yo, but that I can feel good about him reading.



23 KellyH June 30, 2010 at 12:36 pm

I subscribe via email



24 Stacey V June 30, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I guess it would be that WE have to read to them.


25 Stacey V June 30, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I'm an email subscriber.


26 Stacey V June 30, 2010 at 2:39 pm

on my blogroll


27 Stacey V June 30, 2010 at 2:40 pm

registered with the forums


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