My mother still uses a camera with film, the kind that needs to be developed. When I won a Kodak M340 EasyShare camera at the BlogHer conference this year, I gave it to her, hoping she’d learn how to use the new gadget. Four months later, I saw the camera on her bookshelf, still in the unopened box.
“Mom, have you used your new camera?”
“Uh, no, I haven’t,” she admitted. I think my mother will remain committed to film cameras until the stores stop developing her film. With her permission, I took the camera back, and tried to think of someone else to give it to. None of my friends or family are in desperate need of a camera, so I thought, “Why not do a giveaway on the blog?”
So, that’s what I’m doing! This contest is open to anyone in the United States. To enter, all you have to do is buy a new copy of Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir any time between Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009 and January 31, 2010 and forward a copy of the receipt to me. I must receive your entry by February 15, 2010. You can scan or photograph the receipt and email it to me at blog (at) pastaqueen (dot) com, or you can send a copy to my PO Box at:
Re: Camera Contest
PO Box 2629
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Every book purchase counts as one entry. You can make as many purchases as you want. Please note, you need to buy a new copy from a bookstore or online shop, not a used copy.
You already have a copy? That’s great! Buy one for a friend! You don’t want to do that because they’ll think you’re calling them fat? That’s ok, just send me a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your entry and I’ll send you a notecard to insert into the book letting your friend know you don’t think they’re fat.
In February, I’ll randomly choose the winner of a nice, new, shiny camera. Good luck!