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For every download of the app between now and Dec. 31, 2010, SWAGG will donate $1 to Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) , up to $125,000.
Clever Girls Collective and SWAGG are sending a pair of movie fans to the Sundance Film Festival! Download the SWAGG app and then visit the Ultimate SWAGG Getaway Sweepstakes site to enter to win a trip for two to the Sundance Film Festival. Entry deadline is January 3, 2011, 11:59pm, PST.
What's the best gift you've ever given?
This year, I got to give my daughter an awesome birthday gift. She turned 16, and we were able to give her a car.
Now, hang on a minute, I know what you're thinking: "Duh, of course a car is an awesome gift, tell me something I don't know."
Yes, of course it is, and we're very fortunate that it worked out how it did, but it wasn't a given.
Without going into a huge explanation, to make our schedule work, she really needs a car. The plan was for her to get my car and for me to get something new, However, it didn't look like it was going to happen, so we prepared her for this reality.
I had a suspicion that she thought we were making up some elaborate story to make her believe it wasn't happening, only to turn around and surprise her on the big day. So, I had to sit her down, and tell her that there was no car, and that we were very sorry, and perhaps it would be more feasible later. She was understanding, but very, very down about the whole thing.
Things changed, and it looked like we'd be able to get another car after all, but it was very close to her birthday, and we didn't have much time. Now, a car is a car, and would be a big deal no matter when you got it, but you only turn 16 once, so we really wanted to make it possible for the big day.
We found a car for me, but we had to hide it in order for her to be surprised on her birthday.
It's harder than it sounds to secretly make arrangements to buy a car, pick it up and keep it hidden until you need it. At one point, the logistics were complicated enough that we had to sit down and make a diagram to get everyone and everything where it should be.
Our neighbors were kind enough to hide the new car, and after dinner, I walked down the street to get it while the kids were watching TV. I drove it in our driveway expecting everyone to run outside. Only? No one noticed, and I had to sit in the driveway and honk.
That got their attention, and the whole thing was very worth it:
SWAGG has partnered with non-profit Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C). For every download of the app between now and Dec. 31, 2010, SWAGG will donate $1 to SU2C up to $125,000. Awesome, right?! Visit the SU2C site for more info http://www.standup2cancer.org/
And, there's more!
Clever Girls Collective and SWAGG are sending a lucky pair of movie fans to the Sundance Film Festival! The sweepstakes is offered exclusively through the Clever 1000, and it has a pretty kick butt prize, including:
* 2 night/3 day stay at Yarrow Hotel in Park City Utah (Jan 21 - Jan 23, 2011)
* Ground transportation to and from hotel to airport in Park City, Utah
* Dinner for two at Tao Lounge, including 2 nightclub passes
* All access to The House of SWAGG Gifting Suite
* 2 tickets to a movie premiere on Saturday, January 22nd -- movie tbd
* $4,000 value
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