Read & Win – Summer Reading Challenge

It’s August and it’s time to step it up, we need to reach our 25, 000 books read goal. We can do this we are already past 20 Thousand!  If you have no clue what the heck we are talking about  all the details about the Summer Reading Challenge are here including FAQ.

If you haven’t been following along you can still start!

Join in and you will be promoting great reading habits for your kids while getting entered to win the end of summer sweepstakes from me . One participant will get a $50 Amazon.com gift card to buy more books! Well you can use it for anything but hopefully a few books will be in your cart if you win.

If you know what you are doing fill out this form to enter your tally .

Thanks so much for making this such a great part of my summer , now go read!

Official Rules
This sweepstakes is open to American residents 18 years or older. To be eligible for the sweepstakes you must fill out this form. 1 winning participator will be drawn at random, using Random.org, after the sweepstakes closes on Sunday August 26th 2012 at 8:00pm PST. The winner will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card valued at approximately $50. After the winner is notified he or she has 48 hours to respond with their email address to send the gift card to,or another winner will be chosen at random. No purchase necessary.The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Any information gathered through the sweepstakes including email and postal addresses will not be used in anyway other than contacting winners and shipment of winnings. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

 

Summer Reading Challenge Update

Our Summer Reading Challenge is on fire! We can do this , our goal of 25, 000 books read is totally attainable .  Please if you haven’t sent in your reading totals do it right now, it will take you like 45 seconds to fill out the form and it’s your entry for a chance to win the end of challenge sweepstakes too.  Think of all the books you can buy with a $50 Amazon.com gift card.

If you haven’t been part of our reading challenge before check out  all the details  and FAQ here but in a nutshell you read books , tally them , fill in our form once a week and help us reach our 25, 000 books read goal. In return each one of your entries will give you a chance to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card at the end of the summer to buy more books ( or toys, or shoes… ) .

Everything you need :

Printable Tally Sheet  this is an optional printable for you to keep track of your books at home all week long.

Online Form this is what you fill out to add your books to our grand tally every week .This is also your sweepstakes entry form, one entry per week max.

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Official Rules
This sweepstakes is open to American residents 18 years or older. To be eligible for the sweepstakes you must fill out this form. 1 winning participator will be drawn at random, using Random.org, after the sweepstakes closes on Sunday August 26th 2012 at 8:00pm PST. The winner will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card valued at approximately $50. After the winner is notified he or she has 48 hours to respond with their email address to send the gift card to,or another winner will be chosen at random. No purchase necessary.The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Any information gathered through the sweepstakes including email and postal addresses will not be used in anyway other than contacting winners and shipment of winnings. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

3rd Annual Summer Reading Challenge


Every summer we promote reading by setting up a Summer Reading Challenge for our readers. Last year we read over 20 THOUSAND books. This year let’s read 25 thousand! It’s super easy to participate and at the end of the challenge I will draw one name for a $50 Amazon Gift Card so you can buy even more books to read with your kids.

How it works :

  1. Starting this Monday June 4th until Sunday August 26th keep tally of all the reading you do with our Printable Weekly Tally Sheet or one of your own.
  2. Every week please fill out this form and enter the number of books ( or full chapters of a chapter book) you read with your child or they read on their own. Fill in your email for a chance to win the end of challenge sweepstakes which is a $50 Amazon Gift Card provided by me !  Please only fill this form out once a week . I will post reminders every Saturday but it can be any day of the week, we limit it to once a week so people don’t fill it out more than that and have a unfair advantage to win. The number of books you read every week doesn’t affect your chances of winning.
  3. Repeat! Let’s make 2012 the summer of reading!

Want to tell the world you are participating? Add this button to your blog !

 

FAQ

Q:What if I read the same book to my kids 30 times in one week can I count that as 30 or as 1?

A: That’s 30. We know kids love to read the same book over and over , we do too! We want you to read whatever you love.

 

Q: My kids are reading chapter books how do we count those?

A: One complete chapter = 1 book .

 

Q: What if I forget to enter my book count one week can I add them to the next?

A:  Absolutely! We want you to have a weekly chance to enter so you get lots of entries into the gift card sweepstakes but if you want to keep tally all summer and only enter once that works too!

Q: I have more than one child do submit more than one entry per week?

A: No . Add all the individual tallies together and add one huge number .

 

Still have more questions? Contact us or leave it in the comments and we’ll sort it out for you.

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Official Rules
This sweepstakes is open to American residents 18 years or older. To be eligible for the sweepstakes you must fill out this form. 1 winning participator will be drawn at random, using Random.org, after the sweepstakes closes on Sunday August 26th 2012 at 8:00pm PST. The winner will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card valued at approximately $50. After the winner is notified he or she has 48 hours to respond with their email address to send the gift card to,or another winner will be chosen at random. No purchase necessary.The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Any information gathered through the sweepstakes including email and postal addresses will not be used in anyway other than contacting winners and shipment of winnings. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Summer Reading and A Chance to Win!

Never too young or old to read a picture book!

We are so close to my goal of 20,000 books read ! So far our readers and their kids have read 17734 books ( as of this morning) , can you believe it?!  Reading with your kids is so important not just for their learning but for quality family time too! I know next week the update will be announcing hitting 20,000 books so get your entry in and don’t forget one lucky participant will win a $50 Amazon.com gift card too!

If you haven’t joined our Summer Reading Challenge yet you are not too late. All the details are here but the gist of it is that you read with your kids, tally up how many books you have read, submit a tally sheet once per submission period ( see below) and then you are automatically entered to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card at the end of the summer. Pretty cool!

Submission Periods :

June 3-9th , 10th -16th , 17th- 23rd , 24th-30th

July 1st-7th , 8th-14th, 15th- 21st , 22nd-28th

July 29th – August 4th

August 5th-11th , 12th-18th , 19th -25th.

The winner will be drawn on the 26th of August.

Submit Your Tally Here

Summer Reading Challenge- Read and Win !

We are seeing how many books as a community we can read, so add yours and you will be entered into a drawing to win an Amazon.com gift card! In just over 2 weeks our readers have read more than 2700 books!! If you haven’t started submitting your tally, you are not too late join in any time. It’s never too late to start reading ( or reading more) with your kids. For all the details check out our announcement post.

I hope everything is clear for our super Summer Reading Challenge but here is a quick review – I will post these reminders every Saturday but you can submit your tally any day as long as it’s only once per submission period ( see below). I want to give people ample opportunities to win the $50 Amazon Gift Card but it’s got to be fair, so one tally( which is also your entry for the prize) per period is in my books totally fair.

Submission Periods :

June 3-9th , 10th -16th , 17th- 23rd , 24th-30th

July 1st-7th , 8th-14th, 15th- 21st , 22nd-28th

July 29th – August 4th

August 5th-11th , 12th-18th , 19th -25th.

Amazon.com Gift Card Winner will be drawn August 26th

Submit Your Tally Sheet Here

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Also all you parents do not forget about out Parenting Book Club. We will discuss this months book NEXT week Sunday June 26th live on our Facebook page at 8pm EST , and the questions will be posted in the book club post for all to review and add comment to ( if you aren’t on Facebook) later that evening. Want to know what we are reading? Check out our Parenting Book Club here.