Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Win a Book from the Lollipop Book Club!

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Lollipop Book Club

This is a really great gift idea for kids! The Lollipop Book Club will send the child a book every month. Along with the book, they get an adorable handmade lollipop that matches the theme of the book and a note from you. For example, Too Many Frogs comes with, yup, you guessed it, a cute frog lollipop. There are several options- you can order a single book or a package for a selected number of months. You can choose a pre-designed package, or select the titles yourself. I can’t do it justice without pictures, so hop on over to http://www.lollipopbookclub.com/ and check it out for yourself!

 

Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://www.lollipopbookclub.com/.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite book or who you’d give it to.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)
4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
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9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to US residents.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, May 13, 2009.

 

Meet Karen of the Lollipop Book Club

Tell us a little about you . . . I am a mom of three kids: Daniel- 7, Jack- 5, and Katelyn-almost 2. I spent 14 years doing benefits consulting and management, and finally left the corporate world after I had Katelyn. I am enjoying the extra time I have with my children immensely. In my spare time, I sneak in a book (Jodi Picoult is my new favorite author) and take power walks around town.

What is your business and where can we find it? My business is The Lollipop Book Club- www.lollipopbookclub.com. It is a company specializing in the gift of books for children through age 12. We offer flexible book packages including single books, 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month subscriptions. Each book arrives in a red envelope addressed to the child, along with a personal note from the giver (on a sticker for the inside of the book) and an adorable handcrafted lollipop. This is truly the gift that keeps giving year round. Also, the single book gifts are priced just right for birthday party gifts.

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .? Yes, The Lollipop Book Club is mom-created and owned. My inspiration came from the frustration I felt at the growing piles of toys in my house, and the lackluster response I received from my children when giving books as gifts instead of more toys! My kids love to read books so I wanted to figure out a way to make it more fun to package them. Since kids love mail, adore sweets, and enjoy books, I found my solution. After talking to lots of other moms (grandmoms, aunts, godmothers, etc.) I realized I was on to something. Hence, The Lollipop Book Club was born!

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far? My journey has been incredible so far, and I feel like I am just at the very beginning. I have learned that it is possible to start a business with minimal financial investment, but it takes a tremendous amount of hustle and hard work. There are a multitude of resources available and tons of people willing to help, you just have to find them! The most exciting thing is to see the way in which marketing and advertising is changing. There are so many mediums to get word out to your target market for very little investment or for free. All kinds of doors are opening to small business owners making it very possible to achieve my dream.

Where else can people find you? I have a personal Facebook profile listed under my name- Karen Gallagher- so please invite me as your friend! I am in the process of setting up a business profile (it’s on the to-do list). As far as Twitter and a blog…those are in the works too. You can sign up for my newsletter and I’ll keep you posted when I’ve got my social media ducks in order!

Anything else you’d like to share? I’d just like to encourage everyone to visit my site. Even if you are not ready to purchase a gift, you’ll have a ton of fun browsing through all of the children’s books that I have personally selected to be part of the program. Also, I am extremely flexible in the way that I run my business. I always encourage my customers to ask questions. Special requests are more the rule than the exception, and I like it that way!

109 comments:

Courtney said...

I'd love to have the book "Knuffle Bunny Too- A Case of Mistaken Identity". Thanks for the giveaway!

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susan said...

I'd love this for my niece!

susan said...

I subscribe.

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I follow.

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I tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/1655105036

janetfaye said...

I like The Wolf Who Cried Boy for my grandson.

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Tj and Amy said...

I love the that's life book and I would love to give it to my daughter. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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tami said...

i'd like The Cat Who Walked Across France

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i sub via email

Anonymous said...

My favorite book on there is The Hundred Dresses. Thanks.
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Vicky H. said...

I'd choose Tokyo Friends for my God-daughter.


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judybrittle said...

I would love the book The Puppy Who Wanted A Boy. That would be great for my grandson. Thank you so much!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

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I'm a follower.

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VickeC said...

#160 Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms for my grandson,his dad is a firefighter,this is so cool.thanks for the chance



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jceko77 said...

girls a to z is the one I would want
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wigget said...

i'd give the book to my 2 sons

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Ellen C. said...

I'd like to win "The Hundred Dresses" for my niece. Thanks for the chance.

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Andi said...

I'd give it to my daughter.

Andi said...

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beth said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! I would love to win and give this to my daughters. Thank you!
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joyceandnorm said...

Goodnight Moon for my daughter.

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Erin said...

I would give my daughter "The Napping House" because I loved it as a kid!

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A Lil Enchanted said...

My lil one just discovered Fancy Nancy and would love to have one.

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Pamela S said...

I think "Rumble in the Jungle" sounds cute!!

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EllyBean said...

I'd love the I Love You Through and Through book for my daughter!

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charlres said...

always did love lollipots

Anonymous said...

I'd choose, "Otherwise known as Sheila the Great!" for my daughter. And for my son, I would choose Knuffle Bunny!
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MJ said...

I'd pick Bedhead for Julius.


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jajils said...

I love to win this

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cstironkat said...

Tokyo Friends would be my choice for Alison. She has a Japanese friend and this would be perfect.

GabbyLowe said...

I would get mu daughter A Bear Called Paddington-I loved those stories when I was a kid.

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GabbyLowe said...

i subscribe

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sweetsue said...

The Ella, the Elegant Elephant book is my favorite-I would have it sent to my little granddaughter to brighten her day!
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sito50 said...

The book The Whole Green World would be perfect right now. Precious Girl is helping plant a garden and has her own little plot for flowers. She'd love it, and could probably imagine herself going along ont he imaginary journey.

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yyeres said...

I would give this to my niece. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristie said...

I like the The Legend of the Easter Egg.

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bloomerbear said...

I would love to read the book I Already Know I Love You by Billy Crystal

bloomerbear said...

I subscribe

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vboackle said...

i would like the wolf that cried for my grandkids.

Mia J. said...

My daughter would love Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy.

Carol said...

I would like to give The Whole Green World to my grandson.
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mom2gabnnat said...

I liked Bunnicula when I was growing up and I think my 9 year old would enjoy it too.

bison61 said...

I'd like the book-A Single Shard for my grandson

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CDStardust said...

I would give my son "Good Boy Fergus". He loves dogs! Thanks for the giveaway!

nightowl said...

I'd like A Bear Called Paddington.

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chromiumman said...

Legend of the Easter Egg

Marianna said...

I think my youngest son, Micah, would totally love this! I think he'd like the what If you Met a Pirate? book!

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Sheila R said...

I would like Fireman small for my son. He loves Firemen and Firetrucks!

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Leslie S. said...

My son would like #173 The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.He has a geat sense of humor. Thanks!

Chris said...

My favorite book on there is The Hundred Dresses.

Anonymous said...

Amazing Airplanes

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Erma said...

I would love the chance to win, thanks.
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Tracysweetangl said...

Knuffle Bunny Too- A Case of Mistaken Identity. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

For my niece Hannah!

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Gabriel J. said...

I like Tokyo Friends.

Gabriel J. said...

I follow

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I subscribe via email

crystalf said...

I would love to have Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy for my daughter. Thank you!

purango said...

I would give it to my granddaughter.

LorieJean said...

I'd like to get Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms for my 3 1/2 y.o. grandson.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Stacey said...

My sons would love the book, Firetruck by Robert Munsch or I Love Trucks! They both love books and trucks!

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liliesrnice said...

i like the number 8 for girls set. i would get it for little one.

souldolphindream said...

The wolf who cried boy would be great for my little man

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lezanac said...

I would choose #172 The Egg for my son's 6th birthday next month lezanac@yahoo.com

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lilyk said...

I would give this great prize to my friend.

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Gianna said...

It would be for my daughter :)

Lentil said...

I'd get #203 Knuffle Bunny Too- A Case of Mistaken Identity for my daughter