Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hey! It's a NEW Giveaway


It was passed down to me by my mother, one of two beautiful table lamps that now suits on my office desk-- It originally belonged to my great-grandmother, "Granny", and is one of the things I vividly remember from her small apartment in the assisted living facility she called home for more than 30 years.

Is it the perfect desk lamp? Not exactly, but I love that it belonged to Granny and that it was by her bedside for as long as I can remember. I know this is the lamp that she read by each night and I know it's the lamp that burned softly on the nights she couldn't sleep and sipped warm milk.

I've been cleaning out my office filing cabinets for about a month now-- They're a mess and I'm sorting through old papers, shredding the outdated and filing the important documents I need to keep.

Several times, as I squinted to read something because the light was poor, I've thought of checking out the new table lamps available that would make the job so much easier, but in the end, Granny's is the lamp I know I'll always have.

Despite my aging eyes and diminishing vision, the memories behind the lamp are too deep for me to set it aside.

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Hey! I'm having a GIVEAWAY!


CSN $80 Gift Certificate GIVEAWAY!

I must be living right because the nice folks at CSNStores.com have given me another $80 Gift Certificate to offer one lucky reader! They have more than 200+ online stores to shop from with loads and loads of fabulous merchandise, including table lamps, baby and kid stuff, housewares, cookware, school supplies and more.

It's easy to enter...

--Leave one comment on THIS POST to enter.

--Leave one comment on all my NEW posts between now and August 4th. (The more you read and comment the greater your chances!)

--Follow and receive two additional chances to win. Please let me know if you're already a follower or a newbie. (Leave two additional "I'm a follower" comments on THIS POST only.)

--Blog about the $80 CSNStores.com Gift Certificate Giveaway at The Fifty Factor linking to THIS POST and receive three additional chances to win. (Leave three additional "I blogged about it" comments and your linking URL on THIS POST only.)

It's easy! But, you MUST have a blog to enter and an email address in your comment or accessible on your blog. No exceptions. CSN only ships to the US and Canada and shipping is additional so keep that in mind. Giveaway closes at Midnight, Pacific Time on Saturday, August 4, 2010. Winner will be randomly selected and results are final.

Don't forget to leave multiple comments per the above to get all your chances to win!

Come on-- Enter and please tell your friends!
Welcome to www.TheFiftyFactor.com - Joanna Jenkins
I as not compensated in any way for this giveaway.
Photo Credit - Light bulb: © lorenzo_b_35 - Fotolia.com
Photo Credit: © Scott Maxwell - Fotolia.com

156 comments:

  1. Good evening! I don't know what CSN is and I have a feeling my DH would prefer to leave it that way - but too late! ;) I am definitely a follower of yours and I'm going over to see what it's about. Oh boy! :) xoxo

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  2. Well, I'm a follower but don't live in the right place - no shipping to the bottom of the world! But I'll still keep on reading, even if I can't enter your giveaway. :-) Luv ya!

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  3. I am absolutely, definitely a follower.

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  4. Joanna, I don't blame you for hanging on to your grandmother's light...it probably shines so much brighter than anything else would because of the love she felt for you!

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  5. definately I will enter, I would not be able to part with the light either.

    I am definately a follower. hugs. have a agreat weekend.

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  6. I am a follower, but not eligible. I will try to mention your giveaway on my next blog post anyway.

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  7. Such a sweet memory surrounding your Grandmothers' light. Glad you have it!
    CSN does have some cool stores. I have visited many of them!!
    Please put my name into the hat!!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. I am truly a follower...
    slommler@gmail.com
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. It's a fact...I am a follower!!
    slommler@gmail.com
    HUgs
    SueAnn

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  10. we have an old table that my great uncle made that we will probably never get rid of as well...put me in. smiles.

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  11. I hear you--I also tolerate mild inconveniences because of the memories attached.

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  12. ME, ME, ME, pick me!!! =) I missed your last giveaway, who knows how I managed that... but I'm definitely in this one.

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  13. I'm a long time follower...

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  14. I have an old scale that I keep just because it was from my mom. It still works, but you can really tell it´s age. I guess these "little" things keep the memories alive though.
    Count me in with your giveaway. IF I should win, I will have my prize delivered to my daughter in Canada.

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  15. I´m a follower from almost the beginning. :)

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  16. ...and plan on following for a long time! :)

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  17. I love those CSN folks! I have a giveaway on my photo blog at the moment too. Anyway - thanks for doing another one!

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  18. And - I'll stay a follower, even if I don't win!

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  19. Whew, girl...I first thought ya were gonna give away Granny's lamp and I was all set to talk you out of it. Now, how do ya spell relief??? Heeehehehe!

    What a wonderful giveaway...count me in. Ya'll know how much I love a good giveaway!

    Have a fantastic day and a weekend filled with blessings enjoying Granny's old lamp!!!

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  20. OK, do ya every get the feelin' your not alone, chills run down your spine in an empty house, ya feel someone breathin' down your neck??? Well, it must be me 'cause I'm a follower!!! :o)

    Have a good one Hon!!!

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  21. Your granny's lamp enlightens your life more than any store bought lamp ever could!

    I don't follow anyone in the traditional sense of being a "follower" but you are on my blogroll, as you already know! :-)

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  22. Here is the post on my blog about your giveaway.

    http://www.thetechnobabe.com/2010/07/joanna-is-at-it-again.html

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  23. Here is the post on my blog about your giveaway.

    http://www.thetechnobabe.com/2010/07/joanna-is-at-it-again.html

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  24. Here is the post on my blog about your giveaway.

    http://www.thetechnobabe.com/2010/07/joanna-is-at-it-again.html

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  25. I can see why your granny's lamp would be a sentimental special lamp for you with childhood memories at the top of the list. I have a little swingaway lamp that works great for me. Good lighting is important when reading and working at computer as much as hubby and I do. Glad you are having a great giveaway, Joanna.

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  26. What a great and generous giveaway. They have such a wide array of merch--what to pick?

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  27. i'm a follower, i'll enter...but that's cuz it's yours....

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  28. The "glow" from your grandmother's lamp is much brighter than any new lamp you could ever have.

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  29. Oh oh oh please add me to your treat giveaway.... I am a follower..and a huge fan of course :) I will add a link on my page whoo hoo!! Don't you just love things from moms and grandmas...I so do to! Happy Friday hon! Hugs, Sarah

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  30. Well, this is fin. When I first started reading I was afraid you were giving away your grandmother's lamp. Whew. I was going to tell you to just move it to a different table.

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  31. You said leave this comment twice, right?

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  32. I know I already won one of these, but how could I not try again?

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  33. I blogged about the giveaway here:

    http://www.unknownmami.com/2010/07/fragmented-fridays-41.html

    It also includes a picture of what I got with the $80 I won last time.

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  34. I blogged about the giveaway here:

    http://www.unknownmami.com/2010/07/fragmented-fridays-41.html

    It also includes a picture of what I got with the $80 I won last time.

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  35. I blogged about the giveaway here:

    http://www.unknownmami.com/2010/07/fragmented-fridays-41.html

    It also includes a picture of what I got with the $80 I won last time.

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  36. I really would love to win $80.00 of FREE stuff!
    Loui♥

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  37. I, too, found myself holding my breath thinking she can't possibly be giving away the lamp. Whew! I've been there and done that and well, some things can't be gotten back. Like my violin. Someday I will learn to listen to my mom.

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  38. Wow! $80 is very generous!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  39. I'm a new follower!

    shanoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  40. I'm a new follower!

    (2)

    shanoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  41. I blogged here: http://finerfamily.blogspot.com/2010/07/fifty-factor-csn-gift-card-giveaway.html

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  42. I blogged here: http://finerfamily.blogspot.com/2010/07/fifty-factor-csn-gift-card-giveaway.html

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

    2

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  43. I blogged here: http://finerfamily.blogspot.com/2010/07/fifty-factor-csn-gift-card-giveaway.html

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

    3

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  44. I think I'm a follower.

    I really just came by to say "hi"! :)

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  45. I completely understand your connection with the lamp. I'm very sentimental about the things I inherited from my grandma. I refuse to use anything but her old Hall mixing bowls when I bake. I think everything tastes better when I use them.

    Please enter me in your giveaway!

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  46. Oh, almost forgot to add, I'm a follower too!

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  47. I give you a serious shout out for keeping this lamp.
    I wish I was more attached to things...
    I hope my children feel this way about my stuff, or their nonna's.

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  48. I have a few things of my grandfather's that warm my heart every time I look at them.

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  49. Okay, you talked me into commenting.

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  50. I'm a follower
    my blog is http://www.anntuckerblog.com
    email: atucker@suddenlink.net
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift certificate.

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  51. Hello Joanna,

    I can relate to the sentimental value behind the lamp. I too have a lamp that was in my grandmother's home, then my mother's and now it is in mine. It may not be one I would have picked out for myself, but because of its history and memories, I love it.

    ~ Tracy

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  52. I posted about your giveaway on my sidebar with a link back to this post! #1

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  53. I posted about your giveaway on my sidebar with a link back to this post! #2

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  54. I posted about your giveaway on my sidebar with a link back to this post! #3

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  55. I posted about your giveaway on my sidebar with a link back to this post! #3

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  56. How wonderful!!! I would love the chance to win!


    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  57. I'm a follower! #1

    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  58. I'm a follower! #2


    thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

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  59. I have a lamp that belonged to my Grandma Gigi that I could never bear to part from! It gives me warm fuzzies every time I look at it:)

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  60. What a great memory of your Granny's lamp. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

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  61. #1 new follower

    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

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  62. #2 new follower

    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

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  63. I do love me some CSN! Count me in.

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  64. please enter me
    ohhhfire@hotmail.com

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  65. I so love your story about the lamp. I am sentimental about such things.

    Not entering the giveaway...but I sure do enjoy dropping by to visit. :)

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  66. I LOVE a good giveaway! Thanks so much!

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  67. I am a follower and darn proud of it!

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  68. i love you : )
    Not because of the giveaway
    (which is fabulosa by the way)
    but because you are always so kind and caring and you leave the most inspiring comments!
    Thank you.
    I adore you.

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  69. yikes....the odds are against me, but here i am :)

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  70. Oooo I love CSN! I just came from admiring the red clogs Unknown Mami purchased with the CSN certificate she won from you :) Gorgeous!

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  71. I am a follower and I will try to do a post, having a bit of compu troubles. great giveaway my friend.

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  72. Thanks for coming over to I Can't Blog and placing the button on your sidebar. (it's nice blue eye)

    I also just finished a comment for your question of Button Making For Dummies. Please stop by and let me know how it reads.

    Also enter me for the giveaway.

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  73. this second comment is to say
    I'm a follower

    Have been for some time. I don't understand why you would need me to repeat this comment.

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  74. I am putting info on my sidebar about your giveaway, take care, be well.

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  75. Joanna, I put it on both my blogs, and linked back here. it really is a great giveaway. take care. hugs.

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  76. Now this is how to do a giveaway ... I should have asked you for tips!

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  77. 80 Bucks to CSN would be sweet!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  78. I'm entering! I have ordered from CSN before - they are great.

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  80. Okay - I didn't enter twice there - something happened (going to delete one now) - I'm a follower now!

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  81. Some things are valuable for where they've been and who they are connected to, rather than for their utility, that's for sure.

    I'm already a follower, silly! :-)

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  82. Just think of all the fancy stuff I can buy. :)

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  83. I am now a NEW follower. For some reason I thought I was already following you...I have no memory!

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  84. #l entry...my comment...wish I could win this...

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  85. #3 chances to win ...I’m a follower

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  86. #4 I’m blogging about it at Beatnheart

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  87. #5 still gonna blog about it....

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  88. #6 so far six chances to win...that’s not too shabby. Now what? Oh yeah, put it on my blog..

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  89. It's nice to keep hold of things that belonged to people we love, especially when they are no longer with us.
    I've just become a follower as I've only just realised I wasn't one! Doh!

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  90. I thought I was a follower before, but I wasn't! I am now! But am not eligible for the contest as I'm living in Norway! Sounds cool though!

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  91. I love CSN stores. They have some great products and $80 will go a long way!!

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  92. blog link http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2010/07/more-csn-giveaways-around-blogosphere.html

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  93. blog link http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2010/07/more-csn-giveaways-around-blogosphere.html

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  94. blog link http://tnshadylady.blogspot.com/2010/07/more-csn-giveaways-around-blogosphere.html

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  95. I have heard so much about CSN, and I'm grateful for this opportunity to learn more.

    Isn't it something about the sentimental objects? I imagine nothing will shine as well for you as that special lamp.

    XOXO

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  96. I would love to win!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  97. I am happy to be a follower of your blog!

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  98. I don't know how I missed this post!!

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  99. I've been a follower of your for a good long time!

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  100. Oh my! I forgot to add my email address! it's:
    joanie6726@comcast.net

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  101. How fun! I came here from the interview on julochka's blog. :D

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  102. I made a comment on one of your other entries and also I am now a follower. Interesting fun blog. Welcome to my giveaway also.

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  103. How did I miss this giveaway? I've never shopped CSN stores, but I recently took a browse! I'd love me a new mailbox!

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  104. I'm leaving a comment on your post about 3 things +10

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  105. Hi Joanna..
    I'm a follower!!
    Loui♥

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  106. Hi Joanna!
    I'm a Follower!!!
    Loui♥

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  107. Hey.. thanks for visiting me!!
    I'd love to win this fabulous giveaway!!
    warm sandy hugs!!
    Loui♥

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  108. I'm a newbie follower.
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  109. I'm a newbie follower.
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  110. I'd really love to win this giveaway!
    Best wishes.
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  111. Isn't CSN the best!!! I just had sheets delivered from them , I love them! I'm a new follower of your's
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Kristin

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  112. How cool is that?! Count me in!

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  113. I wasn't following you! The matter has been corrected!

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  114. THIS GIVEAWAY CLOSED AT 12 midnight, August 4th. Thanks to entering. Winner will be announced soon. jj

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