Monday, February 02, 2009

2nd Annual Great Start Giveaway Winners!

Hey Everyone! It's finally that time - time to announce the winners of our 2nd annual Great Start Giveaway! Wow has this month gone by fast. It seems like it was just a few days ago when all this fun started. But now here we are at the end and I know you are dying to see if you won, so I'll do my best to make this short and sweet. :)

First I want to thank all of you who read here daily. It's an honor for me to connect with so many people in such a simple way. And if some of my babblings are helpful, then I really get excited! I also want to say that I wish I had prizes to give all of you. I seriously would if I could work it out. I wanted to last year as well, and I joked about how I'd be bankrupt if I tried. Well last year was nuthin' folks. This year we literally had HUNDREDS of entries. I could barely keep up. And let me tell ya, your guesses were fabulous! Even if you didn't get them all, I could see some real creative wheels turning through your entries. Some of you flat out made me laugh with your intentional off-the-wall guesses. (You know who you are!)

So, per tradition (aka the way I did it last year), I'll announce the Honorable Mentions first.

Honorable Mentions are the folks who guessed the most correct. Unlike last year, (where we had no one guess them all, but a few came close) we had several guess every last one of them. So, in no certain order, here are the honorees...

Honorable Mentions

Mandy F. from OR
T.J. F. from GA
Jamie H. from SC
Erica G. from AR
Jennifer A. from MI
Misty C. from OH
Denise B. from MO
April M. from IL
Kyle R. from TX

Congrats to these folks for guessing the correct answers for all 7 photos! I'm impressed! If you didn't guess them all, don't feel bad. If I hadn't been the one that took the photos, I guarantee I wouldn't have known what most of them were. They really are hard to figure out sometimes!

Ok, next we'll announce the answers to the mystery photos. He ya go:

Photo 1

Rubber Bands

Photo 2

Bendy Straw

Photo 3


Photo 4

Digital Timer/Clock/Numbers/Calculator (Any of those are acceptable.)

Photo 5

Toilet Paper Roll/Paper Towel Roll (Both are acceptable.)

Photo 6

SOS Pad/Brillo Pad/Steel Wool

Photo 7


I really appreciate everyone who gave these an effort. You all did very well!

Ok, now on to the big news. The winners! I do need to take a moment to thank all the wonderful people and companies who donated prizes to this years giveaway. Without them, I'd be handing out stick figure drawings... and while I'm sure you'd all love to have one, I'll bet you like these prizes much better. :) Each of the following winners will be receiving an email from me this week in regards to their prizes.

PureVia Winners:

1. Timothy A.from WI
2. Kyle R. from TX
3. Cindy B. from OR
4. Beth P. from KS
5. Carol A. from MA
6. Maria D. from AL
7. Vickilynn H. from NC
8. Justin W. from TX
9. T.J. F. from GA
10. Shari H. from OK
11. Cate N. from CA
12. Jamie V. from CO
13. Ruth A. from MI
14. Jennifer F. from CA
15. April A. from MI
16. Karolyn S. from CA
17. Dawn H. from TX
18. Dana A. from FL
19. Saira H. from MO
20. Burton B. from UT
21. Dawn V. from MD
22. Jan C. from NY
23. Greg M. from TX
24. Jamie H. from SC

Sugarettes Book Winners:

1. Sandi M. from Canada
2. Melissa P from TX

Cereal Killer Book Winners:
1. Dawna B. from CA
2. Jodi A. from LA
3. Faye D. from CO
4. Deborah E. from IN

Autographed Copy of Carb Wars:
1. Lisa B. from KY

Splendid Low-Carbing Winner:
1. Katina M. from NC

Atkins Gift Pack Winners:
1. Kathy S. from WI
2. Beth A. from NC
3. Trina S. from GA

Dana Carpender's Every Calorie Counts Winner:
1. Shirley S. in OH

Dana Carpender's 500 Low-Carb Recipes Winner:
1. Lynn S. from AK

Dana Carpender's Glycemic Load Diet Cookbook Winner:
1. Sally F. from FL

ChocoPerfection Assortment Pack Winners:
1. Shannon F. from MA
2. Angie E. from TX
3. AnnMarie M. from CA

EatSmart Scale Set Winner:
1. Mindy F. from OR

Congrats to all of you! I'm so excited for each of you!!

Again I want to thank you for reading my blog! I hope my old friends will continue to visit me for years to come. I hope the new readers will continue to come back so I may call them my friends as well. :)

Be on the lookout for more fun, information and giveaways in the future! I can't wait to see what this year has in store for us all. Here's to all of us and our healthy low-carb lifestyles!


Amy said...

Yeah Me! The only one I got wrong was the Digital Timer one, and NOW, I totally see it! It was fun, can't wait until next time.

~Lena said...

That's the one I got wrong, too! That was a fun contest, congrats to everyone who won, (especially you guys who won the chocolate, I'm totally jealous)... ;)

Mindy said...

I am SO excited to have won a nutrition scale! Thanks so much, Amy. I wish I had a low-carb prize to send YOU in return. And thanks for the fun picture game, too---I enjoyed that!