Congratulations to Heidi from Oregon, #39! The winner as chosen by Random.org. Thanks to everyone for entering.
So, I was supposed to interview Jeff Corwin, best known as the star of The Jeff Corwin Experience on Animal Planet. But, there was a timing issue and I wasn’t able to do it. I was really bummed because Jeff grew up just a few towns away from me in Massachusetts and lives there currently. I figured I could throw that out at the beginning of the interview and we’d be practically related. Maybe one day I’ll get the chance. Here’s the cool thing though, the whole point of the interview was to announce a sweepstakes that might allow you to travel to Boston, MA and hang out with Jeff for three days! The Lunch, Roar & Score Sweepstakes from Lunchables Lunch Combinations allows kids between ages 6-17 to enter for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to Boston with their family where they’ll spend three days with Jeff Corwin, learning about their favorite animals. Entering is easy – simply log onto www.lunchables.com between now and May 3, 2010 and answer an animal-themed trivia question. Ten lucky winners and their families will get a behind-the-scenes tour of the New England Aquarium and Franklin Park Zoo as well as an exclusive welcome dinner with Jeff Corwin. I love the New England Aquarium and the Franklin Park Zoo. Those were the places I went for my elementary school field trips. I wish Chip and Lulu were old enough to enter the sweepstakes.
Although I couldn’t interview Jeff, I did get a photo “shout out” to you all and a quote: “My fascination with animals started when I was very young so I’m excited to help other kids discover their inner animal expert ,” said Jeff Corwin, animal enthusiast and star of the show, ‘Corwin Quest.’” “This sweepstakes offers families a unique chance to see the world of animals through my eyes. It’s an awesome opportunity.” Yes, this is an awesome opportunity. Did I mention that I’m sad that Chip and Lulu are too young to enter? My pal, Caryn, over at Rockin Mama got to interview Jeff, see her interview and write up here.
Here is another cool thing, Lunchables has generously provided a giveaway for one of my readers: a Lunchables’ Lunch, Roar & Score gift pack complete with Jeff’s new book and an Animal Planet “Growing Up Baby Animal Adventures” DVD set. Here is how you enter: Contest period runs from Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at midnight (Pacific) until Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at midnight (Pacific). Enter by leaving a comment stating what your favorite animal is (have fun, be creative, your answer has no bearing on your chances of winning), and leave your e-mail address OR sign in to comments using your Blogger ID, make sure your Blogger profile is public and includes your e-mail address. If you don't leave a comment that includes your favorite animal and your e-mail address or public Blogger profile, your entry will be disqualified. One entry per person. I reserve the right to extend the contest period. Winner must provide a US mailing address. At the end of the contest period, I will utilize Random.org to randomly choose a winner. Winner will be contacted by e-mail. Winner has 72 hours to respond to my e-mail. If winner does not respond within 72 hours, the prize will go to the second place winner as decided by Random.org. Good luck!