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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 Amanda A June 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I'm an email subscriber!


2 stacey June 23, 2010 at 10:50 pm



3 stacey June 23, 2010 at 10:51 pm



4 Linda June 23, 2010 at 10:59 pm

I love to read and hoped that my boys would too, but they would rather play video games. So sad what they are missing.


5 Kerry June 23, 2010 at 11:07 pm

I have problems keeping my kids from tearing up the books before I even get to read them. I think I should stick to hard paged books for them for now...


6 Natalie J. Vandenberghe June 23, 2010 at 11:12 pm

I am so lucky--it is not a challenge for me to get any of my four kids to read. They come from a family of voracious readers. This Border's gift certificate would be put to good use (even though we love our library)


7 Jennifer June 23, 2010 at 11:17 pm

It's not a challenge at all to get my daughter to read--she devours books!


8 robyn June 23, 2010 at 11:18 pm

time and attention seem to be the issue, my kids love books but not the way i did when i was their daughter is really missing school this summer...


9 robyn June 23, 2010 at 11:19 pm

member of the DSM forums


10 robyn June 23, 2010 at 11:19 pm

subscribe via email


11 Natalie J. Vandenberghe June 23, 2010 at 11:20 pm

already an email subscriber


12 Jennifer June 23, 2010 at 11:34 pm

The only challenge is finding more time to read to them as they don't read yet.


13 Jennifer June 23, 2010 at 11:35 pm

I have your badge at


14 Linda Kish June 23, 2010 at 11:37 pm

We have the video game fight.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com


15 Jennifer June 23, 2010 at 11:37 pm

I'm a DSM forum member


16 Linda Kish June 23, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Email Subscriber

lkish77123 at gmail dot com


17 Jennifer June 23, 2010 at 11:38 pm

I subscribe to DSM


18 Jodi June 23, 2010 at 11:42 pm

The challenge to get my 9 year old to read is that he spends all day at a summer program while we are at work, and when he gets home he justs wants to veg in front of the TV.


19 Jodi June 23, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Forum member.


20 elena June 23, 2010 at 11:44 pm

my daughter is 2 and when I try reading to her she takes the book from me!!!!


21 Jodi June 23, 2010 at 11:44 pm

Feed subscriber.


22 Linda R June 23, 2010 at 11:46 pm

I love to read, nora roberts is my favorite author. My daughter likes to read Sharon Shinn. My son likes von dutch and old hot rod books. Thanks, L.


23 Karen Luedy June 23, 2010 at 11:49 pm

I never liked to read, but I got kids love to read!!!


24 Karen Luedy June 23, 2010 at 11:49 pm

email subscriber


25 Karen Luedy June 23, 2010 at 11:50 pm

Im a member of the forum


26 Sherri June 23, 2010 at 11:50 pm

already an email subscriber


27 Alesia June 23, 2010 at 11:50 pm

My daughter likes the books she reads once she actually reads them. She is more focused on playing or tv--really anything else. :(


28 Angel June 24, 2010 at 12:07 am

My 11 year old who normally loves to read suddenly began to show little to no interest in something we used to treasure... reading. When we went to the Library to pick out new books he would pick out videos to watch. At my wits end I heard of a movie that was coming to the theater that I knew he would love so I played the trailer over and over on Yahoo and then when I knew he was interested I hit him with the bomb. I suggested we read the series ( a chapter nightly) so when the movie came out we would be familiar with the storyline, characters and could judge what was best the book or the movie. The first few nights he refused to read aloud and I did all the reading but by week two he was looking forward to it, and read not only to me but to his younger brothers. I talked to him about his loss of interest and he shared something with me that I hadn't considered, at his age the books in his age group were now huge. Turns out he felt intimidated by the larger books. Problem solved. Now if we could only win that Borders Gift card he loves the J R R Tolkien series.


29 Ruth Hill June 24, 2010 at 12:19 am

Now that she is out of the routine of school, I have to get her to stop playing her video games or watching the show she really wants to watch so she will read. I am encouraging her with our summer library reading program and a reading log.


30 Ruth Hill June 24, 2010 at 12:20 am

e-mail subscriber


31 Allison June 24, 2010 at 12:40 am

I have a two-year-old. He LOVES for us to read to him, so no challenges with that right now. :)


32 Allison June 24, 2010 at 12:41 am

I am a member of the DSM Forums


33 Allison June 24, 2010 at 12:41 am

I subscribe via email.


34 Robin D June 24, 2010 at 12:48 am

kids just not enthusiastic about reading


35 Robin D June 24, 2010 at 12:49 am

Member of the Deal Seeking Mom Forums!


36 Robin D June 24, 2010 at 12:50 am

Subscribe via RSS!


37 Cori Westphal June 24, 2010 at 1:04 am

My son wants to read about trucks and tractors. it's hard to find beginning readers about things he's interested in!


38 Cori Westphal June 24, 2010 at 1:06 am
39 Denise June 24, 2010 at 1:08 am

I have problems keeping my kids to pay attention when I'm reading.


40 Cori Westphal June 24, 2010 at 1:08 am

I'm a forum member: coriwestphal


41 Cori Westphal June 24, 2010 at 1:09 am

I'm an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.


42 Cindy June 24, 2010 at 1:14 am

My son loves his bedtime stories at night, but during the day, he rather go for the tv.


43 gala June 24, 2010 at 1:36 am

my kids are not allowed to use computer (for playing) until they read at least 25 pages of a book a day and talk with me about it


44 Kavitha June 24, 2010 at 2:54 am

both of my daughters( 9 yr and 2 yr old) love books:) we are really happy that we were able to give them the interest and encourage it every day. My elder daughter started reading on own by the age of 4 and after that taking her to library and signing up her for reading programs and keep reading a everyday practice made her like reading very much. She can read books sometime for couple of hrs with out any other thought. My second daughter developed interest by seeing her sister and also started reading books to her at very early stage. I always appreciate and keep my daughter active in reading programmes during summer. I limit the time of watching TV or playing games at regular basis itself, so that made very easy for them to like reading just at any time.


45 Kristi June 24, 2010 at 4:16 am

I don't have kids yet. My nieces love books. We are still working on extending their attention span so that they will sit through a whole book.


46 gala June 24, 2010 at 4:29 am

i'm a subscriber


47 Angela June 24, 2010 at 5:13 am

For my son, it is too many other things he wants to do. With us going to the library each week to get books and check in for the summer reading program, we have also been picking up some DVDs, which means more show options. At bedtime, he always wants to play games - which are fun, but we try to balance this with bedtime reading.


48 Angela June 24, 2010 at 5:13 am

Deal Seeking Mom is on my blog roll.


49 Angela June 24, 2010 at 5:14 am

I follow Deal Seeking Mom and get my updates through Google Feed Reader.


50 Angela June 24, 2010 at 5:14 am

I'm a member of the Deal Seeking Mom forums, just not a very active one.

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