Friday, January 13, 2012

McKenna, the New American Girl Doll Girl of the Year - I'm Giving One Away!

Yes, it is true . . . not only am I terrible at keeping secrets, but I'm even worse at waiting! (Just ask my family - I start giving out Christmas gifts on Thanksgiving because I just can't stand to wait for Christmas day!!!!) So . . . yes, I'm giving away another American Girl Doll . . . the new American Girl of the Year McKenna doll! American Girl describes McKenna as, "A determined, energetic girl who loves gymnastics, McKenna shines on the balance beam, but when she falls behind in school, she must use her strengths to turn challenges into triumphs. Through McKenna, girls will discover the power of believing in yourself and your potential to achieve great things."

McKenna is a beautiful 18-inch doll featuring long, caramel-colored hair and very pretty blue eyes. She comes with a book which tells her "story". AG is also releasing a new movie  on DVD later this year.


One fun thing AG is doing to coincide with the release of McKenna is allow girls to participate in "McKenna's Take the Challenge!" strength-finding quiz at americangirl.com/girloftheyear Upon completion of the quiz, girls will discover their top three strengths out of a possible eight categories, such as Music & Rythm, Math & Numbers and Nature & Animals. After completing ten fun offline challenges which correspond to a particular strength category, girls will receive an on-line trophy, and for each trophy earned, American Girl will donate 25 cents (up to $50,000) to Save the Children's U.S. Literacy Program.


So . . . how can you get in the drawing to win this doll? Well, first of all, you have to "like" grandma's cookie jar using the tab in the "find us on facebook" box ON THE BLOG. You only have to do this ONE time, if you have already "liked" this blog, then you are already entered in the drawing! Plus, if you would like to get additional entries, then "share" any of my daily posts between now and March 13th - each time you "share" you will receive an additional entry. If you "share", please comment or message me to let me know you shared. FB used to let me know when someone shared, but they no longer do this and I want to be sure to give you all the additional entries you get for "sharing"!

18 comments:

  1. I shared on facebook :)

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  2. I shared on FB!

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  3. Allyson HollenbeckJanuary 13, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    I shared on facebook with a bunch of your posts plus i like it so together thats 11 entrys!!!!!!!

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  4. Shared the link with a thank you for the Hallmark ornament I want last month.

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  5. I shared on my FB today. :) Do you need the link? Thank you!

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  6. thank you everyone for reading my blog and sharing this post! :^)

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  7. I shared on Face book too! What a great giveaway.

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  8. I shared on Twitter today!
    dinos_still_exist (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Heather

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  9. I just now shared it to my Facebook world!
    Evan N.

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