This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to JulieD, comment #23.
[The following post was commissioned by Lifetime.com in conjunction with Macy’s]
The year I went off to college (1990) I was super excited. I got in touch with my new dorm-mate and we started coordinating what each of us would bring. I had really hit the jackpot, because while I had almost nothing to contribute of any value, she had everything: color TV, boom box, hot plate, coffeemaker (I didn’t drink coffee – still don’t – but ooohd and ahhhd over it so I wouldn’t sound like the seventeen-year-old that I was), and some other fun stuff. Actually, it wasn’t so much coordination as me getting down on my knees and thanking the dorm placement gods for sending me a roomie who could fulfill my dreams of skipping class to watch TV.
On move-in day we met each other, and I thought we’d hit it off. But later that day she told me rather off-handedly that she had met someone she knew from Long Island, and that girl didn’t have a room-mate, so she was ditching me. She and her electronics moved out, leaving me with my sheets and pillow and not much else. (I heard later that she slept with everything that moved that year, so good riddance.)
It was such a mixed blessing, because while I was actually happy to have my own room (I went right to the housing office and paid the “no room-mate” penalty so that they wouldn’t give me another one), I had nothing for my room. And no money.
I’m giving away a $100 Macy’s gift card, and if you have a kid going off to college, that could come in really handy. Especially since Macy’s has everything you need to outfit a dorm room, from bedding to small appliances to bathroom items to…seriously, everything.
Entering is really easy: just go here and watch a video about dorm room shopping at Macy’s, then come back here to my post and leave a comment about the video.
For a second entry, you can tweet about the contest with a link back to this post. The tweet must contain “@SelfishMom” (but should not start with it). Or, you can just copy and paste this:
Want to win a $100 Macy’s gift card and hear @SelfishMom’s sad dorm-room story? Check it out here: http://slf.sh/SdqpFH
Make sure to leave a second comment with a link to your tweet, or it won’t count (instructions on how to find and post the url of your tweet can be found here).
That’s two entries per household, please. Approximate prize value is $100. Prize fulfillment will be carried out by Lifetime.com. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter, and prize can only be shipped to the US and Canada. This contest will close
at the earliest at noon-ish on Sunday, July 15th (I may extend this giveaway beyond Sunday) at noon-ish on Wednesday, July 18th. Void where prohibited by law.
The winner will be chosen by random.org approximately 24 hours after the contest closes; the winner will be emailed and the winner’s name will be posted at the top of this post once the winner is verified. It is each entrant’s responsibility to make sure that their entry appears in the comment section, and to contact me before the drawing if there is a problem. Entries that do not follow the rules stated in this post will not be approved. See my complete Giveaway Rules page for more information.
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