400 Likes Celebration!

21 Mar

Hiya everyone – can you believe that we hit the big 4-0-0 on the Pocketful of Joules Facebook page? Yupparoni, I’m obviously a ROCK STAR now!

So I started this thing a few hundred likes ago, where I give one lucky liker a token of my appreciation for liking me. I usually pick a random winner by opening up my “likes” list on Facebook and having my husband choose anyone he wants to win. Well, I realized that my likes list doesn’t include the other pages who like my page (they’re on a separate list) and that’s kind of unfair.

I’ve also had issues with announcing to the winner that they’ve won since I can’t tag most people in a status update OR visit their page and leave a note from my page!

So, here’s what we’re going to do this time… it’s a two-step process for two, two TWO times the fun!

Step 1: Like the status on Facebook that announces this contest.
All you have to do is hit the “like” button on the status and that will let me know that you’ve actually seen it. It will also help me out by ensuring that other fans of the page see it, because Facebook is a tricky little wanker like that.

Step 2: Comment on this blog post.
Comment on this post with the words I’M A WINNER. If you want to get an extra gold star, tell me your favorite thing about Spring! When you leave your comment, WordPress asks for your email address which makes my life SO MUCH EASIER. Instead of just putting the winner’s name on my Facebook page and hoping that they see it, I’ll be able to email you directly to tell you that you’ve won! Also, it ensures that the winner actually wants to be a part of the contest and didn’t just like my page ages ago and totally forget about it.

Oh… and what’s the prize? Well, you won’t know until I send it to you! I put together a happy little goody box just for you and throw it in the mail so that you have something fun to open.

Remember when I said that there is TWO times the fun? Well, I’m celebrating my TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY of this blog in a few days and I will be giving away TWO boxes of fun!

Okay…. GO! You’ve got 24 hours until I pick the winner.

3/22/13 Update: The contest is now closed and two winners were chosen: Rosemarie Villa Clayton and Sara Skokan!


38 Responses to “400 Likes Celebration!”

  1. anothercleanslate March 21, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    Liked on Facebook and now obviously commenting! Congrats on the 400 🙂

  2. Anne March 21, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    I’m a winner! The best part of spring is seeing the cardinals come back to my yard!

  3. Words for Worms March 21, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    I’M A WINNER! My favorite thing about spring is planting flowers. I’m already choosing color schemes. Pink, purple, and yellow this year I think. Flowers make EVERYTHING better.

  4. Missy F. March 21, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    I’M A WINNER!!! Fave thing about Spring? Being able to go outside without freezing my ninnies off!

  5. Shawn Naill March 21, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    I’M A WINNER!! What I love about spring….it reminds me of new beginnings, rebirth, warmth & sunshine! Simply put, it makes me happy 🙂

  6. Heather S. March 21, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    I’M A WINNER! I am so excited to see everything start blooming during the Spring. Makes my little heart Happy, Happy Happy!!

  7. Jen @ Life on the SONny Side March 21, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Joules, that’s awesome sister! Congrats to you!

  8. sandi March 21, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    I’m a Winner!!! Little Bunny Foo Foo. He bops people on the head!!!!!

  9. Holly Hutchins March 21, 2013 at 11:11 am #


    My favorite things (I have two) about spring are jeans with flip flops and yard sales! 🙂

  10. Rachel El March 21, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    I’M A WINNER! I love the ability to spend lots of time outside in the spring!

  11. Amber March 21, 2013 at 11:15 am #


  12. Amber March 21, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    I’M A WINNER! Spring is always amazing because it means my kids and I get to get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air! Cabin fever as set in and I live in Ohio so it is snowing right meow! Ugh I can’t wait for sprig or at least the sun to come back

  13. Jesica March 21, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    I’m a winner! There are many things I like about spring but speaking as a teacher I’m going with spring break.

  14. Cindy March 21, 2013 at 11:29 am #


    My favorite thing about spring is bluebonnets

  15. Rose March 21, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    I’M A WINNER!! What do I like about Spring???? Free Rita’s water ice! DUH!! (and this is where I hope everyone knows about and has a Rita’s water ice in their lovely neighborhood or else I just look like a complete fool! =) )

  16. Rachel March 21, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    I’m totally a winner. And I love cherry blossoms. 😛

  17. Jessica March 21, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    I’m a winner! My favorite part of spring is the smell of fresh cut grass.

  18. Patti March 21, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    I’m a winner! I have a whole list of great things about spring. Listening to kids laugh and play outside and getting out of these Ugg boots and sweaters, feeling the sun on my face…I’ll stop now ! 🙂

  19. Staci bradford March 21, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    I’m a winner… My favorite thing about Spring would have to be being able to enjoy the outdoors with my children..

  20. Kari March 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    I AM A WINNER!!!!!
    I feel so much better about myself now.
    And THAT is the real prize, isn’t it?
    Fave thing about spring?
    Finally having the kids OUTSIDE for the first time in 5 months.

  21. Adriane Cosby March 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    I’m a winner, winner, chicken dinner. My friend says that, I don’t know why. I love spring because it means winter is over.

  22. Jenni March 21, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    I’m a wiener! Because it’s funnier than winner. I love spring because it is warmer and lighter outside.

  23. AK Stout (@akstout18) March 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    I’M A WINNER! The best part about spring is being able to get out and ride my StreetStrider more!

  24. Adrianne March 21, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    I’M A WINNER! The best part about Spring in Florida (as opposed to Tennessee) is finally being able to have my windows open all day on the weekends. I heart that so much!!

  25. theblacksheepmom March 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I’M A WINNER. Best part about spring is ~*sunshine*~ !! And happy 2nd bloggiversary! 🙂

  26. Joy March 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Unfortunately I am not on Facebook so I can’t “like” you there, but I do like you so maybe you’ll consider this an entry? 🙂

    Congratulations on 2 years of blogging!


  27. Wendy Rose March 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    I’M A WINNER!!! (Nothing like putting the cart in front of the horse, huh? haha) Recently found your blog & I’m diggin’ it. My fave thing about spring? Hmmm… I guess seeing all the old, dirty snow finally melt away and pretty spring flowers pop up in its place. Yay, nature! 🙂

  28. Lainey March 21, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    I’M A WINNER! I love getting my garden up and running for the bounty of goodness that comes out of all that hard work!

  29. Jen March 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    I’M A WINNER (and have obviously “liked” on FB). My favorite thing about spring is that it’s lighter a little bit later, and heralds the awesome “anything could happen” feeling I always get in my stomach on those warm summer nights. Best feeling ever.

  30. Sara March 21, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    I’M A WIENER! Oops…. I meant WINNER!!!! What do I love about Spring? I love that it’s our Summer in San Francisco and I can enjoy the sunny city and sailing the bay before the fog rolls in around May. Congrats on all the ‘likes’!!!!

  31. Natalie Black March 21, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    I’m a winner! & My niece’s Birthday marks the beginning of spring evach year. That has to be my favorite thing along with the traditional birthday dinner celebration the family prepares for her. =)

  32. Annie March 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    I’M A WINNER. and I love spring for many reasons – my birthday is in spring, I love the smell of fresh flowers, and I love the ” fresh start” feeling that everyone gets. Not that new years resolution fresh start, but the true, let’s shake off the dust, clean out the old, and look at everything with fresh eyes. Hmm, on second thought, some of us have pollen in those eyes in spring…

  33. mrscrazypants March 22, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    I’M A WINNER (not a wiener)!!!!!! Fave thing about spring is not having to wear a coat anymore (I’m very against coats especially this yr since I’m currently 8 months pregnant) 🙂

  34. pretenditismine March 22, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    I’m a winner!

  35. Lisa G March 22, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    I’m a winner! Because spring (if it ever gets here) means warmer weather and time outside with the kiddos!!

  36. cari March 22, 2013 at 10:32 am #

    I’M A WINNER!!!
    My favorite thing about spring is being able to take my little boy outside to play. We are picking out a new trail-along-bike right now. That will be our new adventure for the summer! 🙂

  37. Varonica March 22, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    I’m a winner. I love the flowers and the birds in the spring.

  38. James Hudyma March 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm #


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