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    Did you win? Huh???? DID YOU WIN??

    November 21, 2007

    I guess you are gonna have to go on over here to find out.  Cheap, I know, but who really clicks through links these days?  Will you be quicker to click through if you knew that even if you DIDN’T win the Baby Brewing Bump Contest, you could win one of these?  Stop whining and click through.  It’s free crap, for heaven’s sake.  And it’s all in one place so when you come back here, you never again have to worry about being blindsided by a Dawn dishwashing detergent review.  Aren’t you glad?

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    Pick ME!! Pick ME!!! I want a new HP PHOTO BOOK!!!

    November 4, 2007

    So you lost the last contest at Mommy Needs a Cocktail. You’re feeling a little down. You expected it to go a little better. This was your contest. You were feeling it. You owned it. And you didn’t win. Well, guess what? There’s another chance to win something great.

    The very nice people over at HP sent me some of these really cool photo books that are just hot off their presses. Two sizes. 5″ X 7″ and 8 1/2″ X 11.” Retailing at $14.99 and $24.99, you really can’t beat the price plus convenience of making your mother-in-law’s holiday present while sitting in your robe and furry pink slippers. HP also asked me some questions about my lurve of photography (you can read about it here) and then they offered me FOUR photo books to give away, two of each size.

    First, they sent these books to me without realizing that for the past 4 years, I have purchased at least 10 books from at least 4 different online photo sites. Oh, I’m a photo book goddess. It’s the new baby book. Of course I am always paying for rush shipping because I didn’t get my act together in time and now I need the present yesterday and I’m really going to have to pay for it to get here in time.

    That’s where the great HP photo book software comes in handy. I can make a total personal creation a la Mommy Needs a Cocktail with the hit of the print button. Borders, the works. Woohoo. You crafty people will love it. You lazy people will love it even more.

    But back to the contest.

    Four. There will be four winners. Four. That’s like a million winners. Your odds have just gone up significantly than the last giveaway. This is your shot. And even if you don’t win, you could always head over here to get a 20% off coupon to buy your very own photo books if you buy them online at the HP store. Because once you win one of them from me, you are going to get hooked and then Lord knows the entire world on your Christmas list will be getting a photo book of your cute kids, or your cute dog or that lovely fall leaf photo collection you made. Or maybe you just want to make your own little photo book to take to work to show all the girls the profile photos of all your latest dates since work will no longer let you access the website. I mean, it’s not like you can decide on Prince Charming alone.

    And the nice thing about the photo books? When you break up with The Bachelor from Page Number 7, all you need to do is pop open that binder on your photo book and remove his picture. Maybe you want to rank pictures of your children in order of who is being the least annoying. Baby Boy just pooped in the corner behind the magazine rack. My boy is going right to the back of book and his older brother that just made me a flower out of toilet paper is moving up. It’s as easy as that. What more can you ask for?

    But I don’t have a printer, you say? This little one moves wherever you do and doesn’t even need a computer to work. When you are hiding in the bathroom from the kids, you can now expand your list of Things that Can Be Done While Hiding In the Bathroom to include making photo books. I can neither confirm nor deny I know this from personal experience nor do I think the good people at HP intended me to try out the printer in this manner but I’m just saying it sounds like a really good idea. Cough, cough.

    But what’s the catch? Well, because we are so high pressure over here at Chateau Cookie, you are gonna have to work for your freebie. Leave a comment here and tell me what YOU would do with the photo book. No need to think about it long and hard. I won’t come to your house to see if you actually follow through. You end up making it and loving it and keeping it, I say, so be it.

    I’ll pick a RANDOM winner every day at 9 pm starting on Tuesday and ending on Friday. The winner for the day will be taken out of the running. if you don’t win on Tuesday, you could still win Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. So reality is, the earlier you enter, the less number of people in front of you. Think about it. Just enter once. You are on your honor. No excuses for split personalities…..

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    If I could have picked you all, I would have. Really!

    Before you get your feelings hurt, I want you to know that I picked Sarah by googling “random number picker” which sent me to some site which told me that Sarah was the winning entry. So you, Sarah, you won the lottery. Don’t tell anyone if you don’t believe in gambling. It’ll be our little secret.

    You didn’t win? There’s a whole new contest with FOUR prizes. You know you want an HP photo book. You do.

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