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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.

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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.

Prize:
(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 Jessica H. June 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I am an email subscriber

girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

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2 Amy June 23, 2010 at 7:41 pm

My biggest challenge to get my child to read is the fact that he is five months old ;D

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3 Amy June 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm

You are on my blogroll

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4 Amy June 23, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I am a member of your forums. My screen name is laprochaine.

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5 Amy June 23, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I subscribe via email

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6 Tasha June 23, 2010 at 8:04 pm

My son likes to read books about animals. It is harder to get him to read other things.

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7 Erin Walsh June 23, 2010 at 8:04 pm

At sixteen there are so many distractions, with a license, going out with friends happens a lot. He also has a part time job, and the fact that he is an A and B student makes it hard not to tell him to just enjoy the summer.

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8 Tasha June 23, 2010 at 8:05 pm

You are on my blog list on my blog. http://illinoiscoupons.blogspot.com/

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9 Tasha June 23, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I am a member of the forums!!

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10 Tasha June 23, 2010 at 8:06 pm

I subscribe by email.

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11 Tasha June 23, 2010 at 8:06 pm

You are on my blog list.

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12 Erin Walsh June 23, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Registered forum member.

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13 Erin Walsh June 23, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Email subscriber

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14 gina June 23, 2010 at 8:12 pm

No challenge for me--my kids love to read!

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15 gina June 23, 2010 at 8:13 pm

I am already a forum member

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16 Jeaneth June 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm

The biggest challenge is great weather. It was a VERY wet spring in Portland, Oregon so the kids want to be outdoors enjoying the sun! But reading before bedtime is a wonderful pleasure...for all five of us.

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17 gina June 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I am an email subscriber.

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18 Melissa A. June 23, 2010 at 8:16 pm

I'm an e-mail subscriber!

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19 Melissa A. June 23, 2010 at 8:17 pm

My daughter loves to read, so no problem!

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20 Nicole June 23, 2010 at 8:24 pm

My kids are young and really enjoy reading. A challenge is having them not pick the same book every night.

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21 Nicole June 23, 2010 at 8:25 pm

email subscriber

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22 Nicole June 23, 2010 at 8:26 pm
23 Katrina June 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I don't have kids yet, so there's the challenge :)

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24 Katrina June 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I am an e-mail subscriber.

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25 Adina June 23, 2010 at 8:39 pm

biggest challenge is he's ready to move on faster than his class in learning to read

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26 Adina June 23, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I'm a e-mail subscriber

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27 Adina June 23, 2010 at 8:41 pm

i'm a forums member- anonymom

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28 Renee June 23, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I subscribe via email. I have four boys and it is always a challenge to get them to sit still long enough to read. :) That being said, I have seen great changes this school year and am happy that they are working on their Double Dog Dare challenge with Borders! Would be thrilled to encourage more reading with a gift card!

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29 Jenna June 23, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Since my son is young keeping his attention while reading a book is my biggest challenge!

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30 Jenna June 23, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I am a member of your DSM forum!

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31 Jenna June 23, 2010 at 8:55 pm

I subscribe to your daily emails!

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32 Kate June 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm

I don't have kids, but I know kids like to play outside instead of being inside reading.

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33 Kate June 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm

I'm an email subscriber.

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34 Kate June 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm

I'm a member of the deal seeking mom forums.

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35 shannon June 23, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Well, no challenge yet a I don't have any old enough to read. I guess the greatest challenge is making time to read.

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36 MaryBeth June 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm

It's always hard to find time to read!

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37 MaryBeth June 23, 2010 at 9:47 pm

I'm an RSS subscriber.

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38 Emily June 23, 2010 at 9:48 pm

both of my kids love books. they are still young so I read to them a lot but they also love to sit and "read" to themselves.

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39 Emily June 23, 2010 at 9:49 pm

I am also an email subscriber

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40 carla June 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Wouldn't it be a fun suprise to win this!?!

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41 shannon June 23, 2010 at 9:51 pm

I subscribe via RSS. Thanks

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42 Jennifer C. June 23, 2010 at 9:58 pm

I subscribe

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43 Jennifer C. June 23, 2010 at 10:00 pm

My daughter loves to read so no challenge there. My boys on the other hand I have to get them to sit down long enough to get interested in reading. Challenging them to read a certain number of books and get a free one like borders is doing motivates them pretty good.

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44 Hollie Arnold June 23, 2010 at 10:05 pm

My little girl has a ton of books, however my son doesn't have quite as many. It would be great to help him get his collection going since he will start to read this coming school year!

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45 Barbara Manatee June 23, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Thankfully my kids love books (they are still young so we are reading to them vs. them reading on their own yet)...but my challenge is that when we go to the library, they head right for the computer or DVDs instead of the books! I plan to make it a priority to pick books first, then they can play or pick 1 movie...

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46 jamie kelsey June 23, 2010 at 10:25 pm

right now she is only 4 and she loves to read i hope it stays that way

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47 jamie kelsey June 23, 2010 at 10:26 pm

i am subscriber to your email

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48 Christy June 23, 2010 at 10:30 pm

No kids, not a challenge! :)

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49 Christy June 23, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Google reader subscriber!

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50 Amanda A June 23, 2010 at 10:35 pm

My biggest challenge during the summer is lack of time in the evenings when we usually read for quite a while. We are at sports games and other activities until late during the summer and it really cuts into that quality reading time!

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