Here are our fabulous DONORS!
(Please make sure to scroll down past the photos for prize and drawing details.)
If I accidentally missed your photo, please email me right away! : )
Here are the names of the contestants:
Barb of Melbourne who got this whole thing rollin'!
Cathy of Orlando
Valerie of Carrollton
Amy of Indianapolis
Kalynne PhD with Nine Kids
Tanya for President
Ryan - Katie Kat's Hubby
Karen - Suburban Correspondent
Kay - Kay's Simple Life
Beverly - Sauntering Soul
Angie of Canvas
Michele B. - Ground Hog's Day Fan
Kelli H. - All K Names
Kevin H. - All K Names Hubby
Lastel - Unique Creations
Kristin - Kristabella
Jacqui - Dawsonville
Laura H. - Mom to Martha
Martha H. - Daughter to Laura
Stephanie - The Daily Grind
Lisa M. - Orlando
Donald B. - Zolofan
Jules - Scared O' Needles
Ron R. - CANNOT PARTICIPATE-FRIEND
T. M. - CANNOT PARTICIPATE-FRIEND
Melisa Wells - DOESN'T WANNA WIN : )
Elizabeth W. - Madison
Mr. Manic - CANNOT PARTICIPATE, SOMETIME FRIEND, SOMETIME LUVAH
Michelle M - CANNOT PARTICIPATE, BUT THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR DONATING ANYWAY! You are a good soul! : )
Sammie Banks - Deserves special mention who lives in the UK. Sammie sent me a beautiful email a while back about her regular donations and I just wanted to say thank you to her and her beautiful family! And God bless your little angels!
Here's the prize breakdown:
We are going to be able to draw NINE names to win prizes! And tomorrow, I'm going to the Heartland Blood Center and the ladies there will choose the names, and if all goes well, it will be documented on camera and shown to you via a blog video on Wednesday!
The first name chosen will be the LAST prize winner, and we'll work our way UP to the grand prize winner, announcing that winner LAST! Just like they do that in the Academy Awards. You know, Best Picture, they always wait till your eyes are half glued shut from exhaustion and pure boredom from stupid acceptance speeches, and then at like 11:38 p.m. they'll say, "And now we have the nominees for Best Picture of the Year!"
Yeah, that's how we'll do that tomorrow, just for fun!
Here is the list of prizes --
To be clear, the first name drawn tomorrow will win:
Two movie tix and a coupon for a Baker's Square pie
Second name drawn will win:
Three movie tix and a coupon for a Baker's Square pie
Third name drawn will win:
$10 Target gift card and a coupon for a Baker's Square pie
Fourth name drawn will win:
$15 Target gift card
Fifth name drawn will win:
$15 McDonald's card
Sixth name drawn will win:
$25 Lonestar or Outback and a don8 bl%d t-shirt
Seventh name drawn and the third place prize:
$25 and a don8 bl%d t-shirt
Eighth name drawn and the second place prize:
$50 and a don8 bl%d t-shirt
Last and ninth name drawn and the Grand Prize winner will receive:
$75 and a don8 bl%d t-shirt
Some other lucky donors may receive ice cream, but that's for me to know and you to maybe find out.
MAJOR, MAJOR, MAJOR THANKS TO THE FIRST ANNUAL MANIC MOMMY VIRTUAL BLOOD DRIVE'S PRIZE COMMITTEE:
MyLHIBug because without this generous Cool-Dad Blogger, we wouldn't have half the awesome prizes we have! Originally, when this contest was conceived, I had thought I could donate $1 per donation. Well, that's not enough to thank you guys, so we decided to try to do one dollar per lives saved, and THEN SOME! So, between MyLHIBug we threw out some extra fun and cash your way so there are lots more prizes originally planned!
And also, Prize Committee Member (we just decided we had a committee like TODAY! LOL) Melissa at Hope for the Hopeless has been instrumental in this contest! She's held her own gig over on her site as well, and teamed up alongside to offer gift cards as prizes at her site and at Manic Mommy's!
We're already dedicated to making this an annual Blog event with major sponsors for next year with loads of fabulous prizes and more fun beginning next January so keep track of what's going on! You won't want to miss out, and what's a pint of blood anyway?
Check back tomorrow for a video featuring the drawing of our nine winners!
And you know, even though this little Manic Contest has rolled to an almost close, there's nothing stopping you but the sleeve that's covering up that arm of yours...
Go out and donate!
You won't believe how good it'll make YOU feel.
More so than that, you won't believe how good it'll make SOMEONE ELSE FEEL!
Catch you all tomorrow!