Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 American Girl Doll Girl of the Year - Lea . . . I'm Giving One Away!

Yesterday a box arrived at my house . . . it was on my step when the boys arrived and Josiah brought it in for me. One look at the rectangular box and I knew exactly what was in the box . . . I said, "Oh! It is an American Girl Doll!" To which Josiah said, "oh." with a total and complete lack of enthusiasm! (How else would a seven year old boy respond to an American Girl Doll???) At any rate, I'm sure many of you are much more interested in the doll than my sweet grandson! 

Once again this year, American Girl Dolls sent me their Girl of the Year Doll . . . this year her name is Lea, and she is truly lovely! Lea is described by American Girl as:
Meet Lea, the 2016 Girl of the Year™! She dives in to new adventures and explores what’s in her heart. The 18" Lea doll has warm hazel eyes which open and close, and long, light-brown wavy hair with sun-kissed highlights. She has a huggable cloth body, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. She comes with the Lea Dives In paperback book, plus her Brazilian festival outfit: 
  • A bright, multicolored dress, featuring an attached braided belt and braided trim on the straps
  • Sandals with crisscrossed laces
  • Underwear
  • An embroidered canvas messenger bag with colorful woven straps
  • A pretend compass necklace
In the book which comes with the doll, we learn Lea and her family take a trip to Brazil to explore the rain-forest and the ocean. Lea makes a new friend, learns to overcome a fear and discovers she enjoys photography . . . sounds like a good story!

I'll let you know more about Lea in the coming months, as I will be giving her away during grandma's cookie jar's birthday month of special giveaways (May). Yes, I know it is several months away, but each time I post between now and then, you will receive additional opportunities to win this lovely doll!

Now for the details about winning Lea . . . 

The drawing for the American Girl Doll, Girl of the Year 2016 - Lea, Doll & Book will be on May 30, 2016; so if you live in the USA, are over the age of 18 and would like to be included in this giveaway, please comment below to tell who you will give Lea to if you win her! This time, I'm asking you for something I have not asked before - please enter this giveaway if you will be giving Lea to a little girl; not keeping it yourself. If you do not have a granddaughter/daughter of the age to love and cherish Lea, you must know a little girl who doesn't have an American Girl doll and who would be absolutely thrilled to win her. (The past winners have actually done this on their own - which I'm really happy about! But I thought it would be fun for you to think of a girl you know who would be so happy to take this doll home - whether your own granddaughter, daughter or a girl you know.)

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win the American Girl Doll, Girl of the Year 2016 - Lea, Doll & Book and it gives you several ways to enter the giveaway! Please keep in mind, you will receive just one entry for each way you enter for each post - this means, for example, if you tweet each day about a particular giveaway, while I appreciate it, you will only receive one entry for the first tweet. Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know! 

138 comments:

  1. My daughter would love this doll! My daughter loves both the dolls and the books. This one is really cute.

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  2. I have two daughters, ages 7 and 10, who would adore Lea! She is adorable! Thanks for offering this!

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  3. I would give this to my daughter. Both of my girls love American Girl dolls (my youngest is just getting into the bitty babies). My oldest would be over the moon excited to have a Girl of the Year!

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  4. Follow you on Google Friend & like you on FB

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  5. Our girls love the American Girl dolls
    They would treasure one in our house

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  6. I would give this to my daughter. I think she is the perfect age for her first American Girl doll.
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  7. Shared! I would give it to my granddaughter. She is young now but it would be special treat fir her as she grows older.

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  8. This would be for my imaginative four year old daughter!
    Thanks!!

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  9. I like you on Facebook. I follow you on Google Friend. I follow through email as well. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful doll for my daughter.

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  10. She is a beauty! Following on Facebook, Google +, email subscriber shared through Facebook. Thank you!

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  11. I follow through email! bettywojnar@hotmail.com

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  12. I shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/bettyboophbk/posts/10207822065620800?pnref=story

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  13. I would give her to my daughter.

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  14. I follow via email desert_starr_57 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  15. I actually have two little great granddaughters, Stella Grace and Brenna Nichole, that would love this doll and are just the right age. This great grandma would love to be able to give it to one of them

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  16. I would love to win and give her to my 5 year old niece Micah!! She would LOVE her!!

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  19. shared on pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/265712446742765995/

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  20. Shared and would love to win for my daughter

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  21. I would give Lea to my 4 year old daughter. She would absolutely love her!

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  22. Following via email - eastman520@gmail.com

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  23. My daughter would LOVE her! Thanks so much for the chance

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  24. I would love to give this to my niece

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  25. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/685244760257392640

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  26. I would give Lea to my daughter! Thanks for the chance!

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  27. I like you on Facebook (Mary Carmen)

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  28. shared on Facebook--https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=212225172449214&id=100009851985013&pnref=story

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  29. I follow on Facebook where I posted that I would give Lea to my granddaughter Avonlea!

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  30. I have three little girls who would take excellent care of her, and be very happy to have her!
    I follow you on Facebook (where I also commented) and subscribe through e-mail. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  31. my girls have really wanted an american girl doll for a long time. I love how sweet lea is. I know my girls would fall in love with her!
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  32. I follow u via gfc. amypugmire@live.com

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  33. Facebook fan of yours. amy bolda pugmire

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  34. email subscriber. amypugmire@live.com

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  35. I shared on twitter. amypugmire@live.com
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  36. Following via Facebook. My daughter loves American Girl dolls. I love the positive messaging and the stories that go along with each. Thank you for all you do. Hope to win someday.

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  37. I would give her to my daughter. I like you on FB.

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  38. Shared on twitter
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  39. I would give to my 6 year old daughter. She would be so excited to win!

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  40. I follow via Google Friend Connect.

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  41. My niece would absolutely love to take care of her!!

    Jennifer Marie

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  42. I follow you on gfc

    Jennifer Marie

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  43. I like you on fb

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  44. email subscriber

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  45. tweeted

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  46. I would give this doll to my daughter.

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  47. fyi I did say once I would keep a doll for myself (I'm 20, & although it was nice to donate both my american girl dolls at age 11, regretted it later) so it would be nice to replace that. Anyway, but if you prefer my 4 yr old cousin would adore it. maybe we can share ;)

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  48. Please include me in your giveaway. I would give this doll to my son's friend, Audrey. She does not have an American Girl Doll, and we really want one for her. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  49. I would love so much to give this to my granddaughter for her very first American Girl Doll.

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  50. I follow by Google Friend Connect. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity for such a lovely doll.

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  51. I follow Grandma's Cookie Jar by email.

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  52. I am a new fan and liked Grandma's cookie jar on Facebook.

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  53. I shared this post on Twitter. https://twitter.com/mrs_cesmith/status/686339128733102080

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  54. I followed grandma's cookie jar on Twitter.

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  55. I would give Lea to my daughter. She has always wanted an American Girl and this would make her very happy!

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  56. My oldest granddaughter is 7 and just discovered American Girl dolls. It would be her first. I think they are great but crazy expensive for a doll.

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  57. I would give this doll to my daughter!! She LOVES Lea!

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  58. We liked you on Facebook(Dana Covet)Google+(DanaFricke)

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  59. We shared this on FB and pinned it on Pinterest (JOHNDEEREGIRL)

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  60. I would give to my youngest daughter who doesn't have/own an American Girl doll

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  61. this doll is t the top of my daughters wish list and I would love to give it to her! we are soon moving and it would make that much easier if she had a new friend

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  62. I would give give this doll to one of my two little girls.

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  63. Hi! Thanks for the giveaway! I shared on facebook, tweeted and pinned on pintered.

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  64. My daughter would love this doll. She is actually hazel-eyed and blonde, so she would be thrilled with a look-alike. I follow by email, google connect and pinned on pinterest.

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  65. I would give her to my 11 year old niece if I won.

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  66. I liked your FaceBook page (Priscilla Pursell)

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  67. I see you on FB. I run a small charity, Anabelle's Wish (see Facebook page please anad give us a like), which gives help to families struggling with rare neurological disorders such as microcephaly and lissencephaly. I would raffle the doll off to a family to give to a little girl who might not otherwise be able to afford the doll. Thanks for the chance.

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  68. I would love to gift this to my sweet little red headed grand!

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  69. I would love to win this for my daughter. Her and her friend love reading the books, so they would love to dote on this doll. Thanks for the chance.

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  70. I would give this doll to my adorable daughter Olivia who really wants an America Doll girl.

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  71. I would love to give this to my granddaughter. She has wanted an American Girl Doll for a long while now. This would make her world really light up.

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  72. I would love to give it to my daughter.

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  73. Already email subscriber
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  74. I like you on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ncjeepster

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  75. I tweeted about giveaway https://twitter.com/ncjeepster/status/711071127452446720

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  76. I would love to give this to my daughter ( she is 6 years old and really wants one!) Thank you for the chance!
    lzamudio02 @ hotmail .com

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  77. I like you on facebook!
    Linda trinklein

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  78. Following on GFC
    linda trinklein
    lzamudio02 @ hotmail .com

    thanks ;)

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  79. I shared this post on twitter
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  80. My daughter's would love this doll
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    Twitter share

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  81. My daughter would be over the moon to have this doll. She is starting to make clothing for her dolls and would love to dress an American Girl doll.

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  82. My daughter would love this doll! I liked you on facebook and follow on email. Thank you!

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  83. I will give Lea to my granddaughter if I win
    Stephanie Phelps/my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  84. I follow on facebook Stephanie Phelps/ my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  85. I Subscribe to your daily email updates. my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  86. I shared on facebook my4boysand1@gmail.com
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  87. I would love to win her for my little girl. Sharing on Facebook and have liked followed and commented on Facebook also.

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  88. This doll would go to my friend's daughter-she would love this with all her heart!

    Judy S
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  89. Follower on google friend connect
    Judy S
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  90. I am a fan of yours on facebook
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  93. My niece would be the recipient of the doll.
    Shaun

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  94. I am already an email subscriber
    Shaun

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  95. I tweeted https://twitter.com/hobbitx2/status/737124318547718145
    Shaun

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  96. I would love to give her to my daughter! She would be so excited with this doll!
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  97. I follow on GFC (Rochel Sid)
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  98. I follow on Facebook!
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