Contest Time!

by Janice

Do you know someone who is having a baby this year? Or are you expecting soon?

Because if so, than check out today’s contest. It would be a great present (for yourself) or for someone you know.

I thought it was such a great idea that it would make a fun contest give away. (Yes, I am keeping my promise to keep giving away free stuff!!!)

So here is what it is all about:


StorkCalling birth announcements let you record and send a message to 50 phone numbers. With one click, everyone you promised is instantly notified in your voice of your baby’s arrival.

While we Moms hold our precious little newborns, memorizing each wrinkle in their skin, our husbands are usually out in the hall or standing in the parking lot, dialing all of our friends and family, repeating all the important “stats” of our new baby.

But with this crazy-cool service, StorkCalling birth announcements does all the dialing for you!

This is how you do it: After your baby comes, you just make one toll-free call and record your personal message. Then instantly everyone on your list will receive your birth announcement in your voice! And your hubby can get back to you and your new bundle. (So, really I guess the prize is for the Dads!)

A couple other great features – if no one answers the phone, the message will be left on the machine or voice mail and if the baby arrives in the middle of the night, you can still record your announcement and then delay the StorkCalling until a more reasonable hour.

We are giving away one free gift certificate for the birth announcement – a value of $24.95. (Local or Long Distance – All numbers included for $24.95.) You can give it away or keep it for yourself.

Now since my little one is still eight months away from expected arrival, I have not “reviewed” this product. But it sounded so cool, I didn’t want you all to miss out just cause I didn’t know anyone popping out a baby this week on whom I could try it out. Usually I will try to review the product to ensure that it is worthy! But this time – let’s just go with it…

(StorkCalling has also donated a second gift certificate as a prize for the Ultimate Blog Party.)

So – we will keep the contest rules the same as last week, since it worked so well. If you are new this week, this is how we will do it:

  • First – sign the Mr. Linky with your name and URL by Sunday, February 11th at 11:59pm Eastern. (If you do not have a blog, but would like to participate, leave a comment asking to be entered and email me at janice at 5minutesformom dot com with your contact information.)
  • Second – on your blog, link to this contest so that your readers can get in on the fun too. Gotta spread the smiles! If you want to link to StorkCalling’s site as well, that is always a kind thing to do. (If you don’t have a blog – you obviously can’t post about it. No worries. But if you want, you can spread some smiles by passing on the contest info to one or two of your friends.)

We will announce the winner on Monday, February 12, 2007. Good luck!

(And since I am totally hooked on this contest thing – no worries if you don’t win this time – there are more contests to come! And remember our big prize giveaway at the Ultimate Blog Party is coming up in March. Check out our Prize Page to see the huge assortment of prizes and to visit the prize hosts’ sites. More prizes are coming in everyday! We are doing our best to keep up with the listings, so if your prize isn’t listed yet, we will be adding it as soon as possible.)

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cheri February 8, 2007 at 5:28 am

Oh – this is so cool! My brother and his wife live in Alaska and are expecting their first baby this summer. Our family lives in Ohio, hers in Virginia. This would be so exciting for all of us!


2 earthchick February 8, 2007 at 9:55 am

What a great idea! I have a good friend having her first baby later this year and this would make a sweet gift for her.


3 Jim Durbin February 8, 2007 at 9:55 am

We’re happy to be a part of this – thank you for you letting us join in.


4 MommyOz February 8, 2007 at 11:28 am

Thank you!!! This sounds like such a great thing. No long lists of numbers typed out for the hospital!!! I must admit, if I win, I’m keeping this for myself. I’m due in less than 3 weeks! I’m off to check out their website.


5 Jill February 8, 2007 at 1:45 pm

How fun! I just found that one of my best friends from college is expecting her second baby. This would be perfect for her!!


6 Kilikina February 8, 2007 at 2:40 pm

Thanks for hosting!


7 Jessica F February 8, 2007 at 3:37 pm

I emailed you, asking to be included! thank you!


8 YoungMommy February 8, 2007 at 5:17 pm

Yippee, another contest… One of these days I may win!!! Thanks for hosting yet another great contest with such a fun prize!!!!


9 Jamie Bird February 8, 2007 at 11:32 pm

I still remember my husband being in the parking lot, minutes after I delivered, calling everyone on the list. Our son was rushed to NICU, so of course everyone wanted all the details and he was outside for over an hour.

This service had to have been thought of by a mom- it is such a great idea. I am not expecting, but will use this the next time I am!


10 Mikki February 9, 2007 at 9:04 am

I would love to win this as a gift to my dear friend. She recently lost her 15 month old. She is currently 12 weeks and I would love to bring something fun and joyful into her life.


11 Loretta February 9, 2007 at 11:46 pm

Good luck to all the expecting mommies :)


12 Kimmy February 10, 2007 at 7:00 pm

Great contest.


13 kelli in the mirror February 11, 2007 at 12:01 am

I’m due in three weeks and would love this!!


14 Michelle in MX February 11, 2007 at 1:03 am

Oh, and I just wanted to say for the record if I haven’t already that we have a state side address so PLEASE don’t exclude me from the American drawings.
Also, will be giving birth in the states too, if I can help it!


15 Kate February 11, 2007 at 7:34 pm

If I win, it goes to Kelli in the mirror (above)!


16 Kevin February 11, 2007 at 11:52 pm

If I win it, can I in-turn contest it away? :)


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