Giveaway: A “pamper yourself” kit.

The first BlogHer 2011 giveaway is a whole bunch of items designed to make you feel good about yourself, both figuratively and literally.

Included are:

  • A pair of Dr. Scholl’s High-Heel Insoles (size 6-10)
  • A pair of Dr. Scholl’s “Fast Flats,” to put on after a few hours of dancing (size 9-10)
  • A callus file, courtesy of Anna Lefler and her CHICKtionary
  • Nuance Eye Quad, an egg-shaped doohickey with four different colors of eye shadow inside
  • “The Falsies” mascara by Maybelline (I didn’t name it — I just report it)
  • Arm & Hammer Whitening Booster, which you add to your toothpaste every time you brush
  • Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk, an “anti-breakage serum” for your hair
  • Essence of Beauty body and hand cream, “Japanese Garden” scent (it’s 1.75 ounces, so you can take it with you on a plane)
  • Essence of Beauty Citrus Coconut Shower Gel
  • Two little products by Philosophy: “Purity” facial cleanser (1 ounce) and “Miracle Worker” anti-aging moisturizer (0.4 ounce)

And if there’s any room left in the flat-rate box, I’ll squeeze in a reusable shopping bag.

Yes, they really did give all these items away at BlogHer 2011, to anyone who wanted them. You couldn’t walk past a table without someone proffering beauty items, toys, DVDs, water bottles, T-shirts, ice cream bars or even vibrators.

I am not making up that last one. In fact, I received not one but two such toys. They won’t be given away here, though: They’re being donated to a friend’s bachelorette party.

To sign up to win this week:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline is 9 p.m. PDT on Monday, Sept. 26.

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  1. Tracey Wilson

    I Subscribed via email……I am hoping this is were I am suppose to leave the comments about what all I have done for the contest?I am new at all this,LOL!!!!!!!

  2. Tracey Wilson

    I signed up to follow Surviving and Thriving on Twitter.Thanks for this AWESOME giveaway,I could really use it,LOL!!!!

  3. Tracey Wilson

    I signed up to follow Surviving and Thriving on Facebook.I am praying I am doing the right thing by leaving the comments here about what all I have done for the giveaway?????Thanks

  4. Tracey Wilson

    I also subscribed via RSS on my Yahoo account……So I have done all of the things that were on your list for us to do for the contest….Thank you so so much!!!!!!!

  5. Tracey Wilson

    I also shared about the contest on my Facebook wall.Im not sure if we get credit for doing this one or not???????

  6. lostAnnfound

    Wow, lot’s of great pampering stuff! I could use some pampering. Thanks for entering me!

  7. lostAnnfound

    I follow you via RSS and read you at GRS

  8. Great giveaway- I’d like to own it~

  9. Pampering, eh? I’ve read about it, I think. 🙂 Sign me up for the giveaway.

  10. Sounds lovely! I’m in. Thanks!

    (By the way, I signed up for SwagBucks on your recommendation. Though I didn’t win the giveaway that prompted it, I’ve been enjoying SB! I’m saving up for Amazon certificates to use for Christmas shopping.)

  11. Thanks for sharing the goodies-I’d love this gift!

  12. Oh I know that I shall not win again (I am still happily waiting for my new t-shirt) but I have to try. I got the weird grab bag mix from the last conference, remember the Jimmy Dean alarm clock?! I love that thing! So come on random number generator!

  13. Katherine

    So this pampering you speak of, is it nice? I hope its nice. 🙂

  14. I like me some free stuff!

  15. this sounds like a great giveaway!

  16. i follow by rss @oshkoshbgosh123

  17. I follow on facebook.

  18. i follow by twitter @oshkoshbgosh123 (i mean)

  19. And on Twitter. I could use some of this 🙂

  20. I just subscribed to email

  21. Man I hope I win!

  22. I subscribe on google reader and love keeping up with all your great tips! Thank you so much!

  23. I already follow you on FB.
    This sounds awesome. Trying to decide if the trip to the next BlogHer would be worth it for the freebies….

  24. Puttin’ my name in the draw for this one! A lil’ pampering never hurt!

  25. I’d love to win! Thanks for the giveaways…

  26. stlouiskaren

    I have read you entire blog and love your style! (No, really, I read every entry!!) You are an inspiration to all – and way too funny too.

  27. ooo, that all sounds so nice! count me in!

  28. And I follow the blog via RSS. 🙂

  29. Yes to this one for sure. I loves me some pampering.

  30. Love your give-aways!

  31. Pampering sounds amazing right about now.

  32. Beautifying, how nice! I’m in, and what I don’t use my 13-year-old will.

  33. Elizabeth

    How fun. Would love to win. Thanks!

  34. Elizabeth

    I subscribe via email.

  35. I subscribed via email as well though I do visit your website several times a week to check for new posts. I am a fellow frugal blogger but not nearly as popular or famous as you are….so I don’t get to go to fancy events and acquire free things to give away. 🙂
    Thank you for doing this giveaway!

    • Donna Freedman

      @TheFrugalVegan: I went to BlogHer in a very frugal way. My ticket was free because I won a contest. My daughter’s boss paid to send her to BlogHer so I shared her room. And I bought the cheapest airline ticket I could through a cash-back shopping site. Oh, and I took a bus and then light rail both to and from the airport.
      Just sayin’.

  36. What a great bunch of fun things to give away! I’m amazed at the number of items that they have available.

  37. This looks like an awesome giveaway!

  38. I’m also following you on facebook!

  39. MidSouth Mouth

    I follow you with FaceBook and subscribe with GoogleReader.
    Thanks for offering this destress package!

  40. Great giveaway! Thanks for hosting it!

  41. I subscribe to your blog via RSS feed.

  42. I also follow your twitter feed.

  43. Procrastamom

    I follow you on RSS…love your writing Donna. Found you at GRS.

  44. Ashley H.

    This is such a great giveaway!

  45. Ashley H.

    I like you on facebook.

  46. Linda Sanderson

    Well, I already follow on facebook, and just subscribed to the email feed, so I guess I’m down to comment and prayer!!!!

  47. What a fun giveaway!

  48. I subscribe to RSS via google reader.

  49. Pamper? I remember my mother referring to that word from time to time. I’m willing to give it a try. I enjoy your writing Donna!

  50. Pamper? I remember my mother mentioning that word from time to time. I’m willing to give it a try. Donna, I enjoy your writing!

  51. Thank you for your woderful blog.

  52. woderful = wonderful

  53. I would love to win any of these! I’ve been following your website for a while – ever since I read your article on MSN Money. Keep up the great work!

  54. This is a fun giveaway–I could use some pampering! 🙂

  55. Lee Ann Dezern

    I’d dearly love these products!! I hope I win

  56. maryegankirk

    these would be great to distribute to my foster kiddo teens during the holidays – got my fingers crossed! thanks, as always!

  57. I could use a little pampering…[ok, i could use alot]

  58. I follow you on facebook

  59. I receive your emails.

  60. I’m a rss reader.

  61. What a fun giveaway. I would love to win.

  62. I subscribe via RSS.

  63. Miss Mary

    Pampering!! Oh, what a good idea!!

  64. Marcia Carli

    What a great giveaway! Pampering is so nice!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Sounds like some great stuff! Thanks for sharing with us.

  66. me, me, please

  67. Trying again! Thanks!

  68. This is quite a giveaway…thanks so much for your thoughtfulness. I found this through SwapMamas! 🙂

  69. I also subscribed through e-mail. I’ve been looking for good blogs to follow 🙂

  70. And now I’m following you on Facebook. 🙂

  71. This sounds very nice, great giveaway!

  72. pat oswald

    What fun! Count me in!

  73. A little pampering is amways a good thing!

  74. Rachael Olson

    What girl doesn’t love a little pampering!

  75. Rachael Olson

    I follow on facebook!

  76. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    Everything sounds wonderful, especially the Falsies mascara!

  77. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I like you on Facebook!

  78. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I subscribe via email.

  79. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I follow you on Twitter.

  80. What a great pamper package!

  81. I subscribe to your emails

  82. I am a FB friend

  83. Thanks for a fun giveaway!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  84. I subscribe via email
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  85. I follow Surviving and Thriving on Facebook
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

  86. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  87. I would like to win.

  88. I also subscribe to your emails.

  89. I’m a teacher, and even though it is only five weeks into the school year, I could use some pampering.

  90. I subscribe by email. Sounds like some fun stuff!

  91. great swag! almost wants me want to blog! ;-P

  92. I read via email cause that’s how I roll!

  93. I’m an email subscriber.

  94. Oooooooooh, pick me, pick me! Thanks for such great articles and giveaways!

  95. who couldn’t use a little pampering? i know i definitely could!

  96. i’m also a facebook “likeher…” ha ha

  97. This one would be nice to win!

  98. I am an email subscriber

  99. I follow you on twitter @drmomoftwo

  100. Wow! What wonderful items! I would love to win this kit.
    Thank you for offering it.

  101. bobbysgirl

    What a nice surprize for a lucky winner!

  102. bobbysgirl

    I follow you on FB

  103. I am an email follower.
    Thanks again.

  104. I would sure love to win this! I follow you via email.

  105. I love, love, love your blog!! So very glad I stumbled upon it. I am an email follower, and grad student nearing completion of my MBA (Dec. 2011). I have lived life like a pauper for years as I’ve pursued my education that hopefully will help me improve my overall life. Your blog has been like a breath of fresh air… thank you! I would love to win the pamper kit.

  106. I’m an email groupie 🙂 Would love to win this!

  107. Some pampering would be nice – love your blog!

  108. Have a cold, feel like garbage, could really use some pampering to feel better.

  109. I need some TLC the way my life has been going. Have a heart. Throw me a bone. Thanks.

  110. That sounds super nice! I’m trying to over a sinus infection, so a little “me” time is definitely in order. 🙂

  111. I am an RSS subscriber!

  112. I just now signed up to follow you on Twitter

  113. My wife deserves some pampering. It would be great to win this for her.

  114. I follow your blog via RSS.

  115. Anne Loyd

    Thanks for the giveaway! This sounds awesome!!!

  116. Anne Loyd

    I subscribe to blog emails.

  117. Anne Loyd

    I like you on FB as Anne Loyd.

  118. I SO need some pampering! Going thru a divorce is no fun. Thanks for the chance to win this.

  119. I’d love for my name to be chosen. I’m on my feet all day — usually in heels, and my wrinkles could use a little help. 🙂

  120. I get your emails.

  121. I follow on twitter (moeyshay).

  122. I would love to win this!

  123. email subscriber

  124. Facebook fan

  125. Wonderful set of items! Funny to hear some of the stuff that was given away 🙂

  126. Wow! Great giveaway. Thanks for sharing.


  127. Twitter follower @hofken


  128. This would be so nice to have. I love your blog and always look forward to the next one that comes into my email box.

  129. I also follow you on Facebook.

  130. I’m an email subscriber. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

  131. Twyla McIntyre

    I, for one, am all about feeling good about myself! (Literally or figuratively!) Add me to the running!

  132. Thanks for the giveaway.

  133. I follow on email.

  134. I follow on FB.

  135. I would love to win this. .Thanks

  136. Aw what the heck. I’m going to ask for this for my birthday. 🙂

  137. Also, I’m an RSS subscriber.

  138. And a Twitter follower.

  139. Ahhhhhhh………. I’m feeling relaxed just thinking about the possibility. Subscribe via e-mail

  140. Could use a little something nice…

  141. Ah, this comes at a perfect time! I could use a bit of pampering!!

  142. Magislibri

    Hoping to win.

  143. Yes, please.

  144. Hi 🙂 I subscribe via RSS feed.

  145. I also follow on Twitter.

  146. Great give-away. I’m in.

  147. I think I am following on FB. I tried. I liked, too.

  148. Anything coconut sounds good to me. Let the pampering begin.

  149. I would love to try the mascara

    misaacmom at gmail dot com

  150. follow on twitter at misaacmom

  151. Thanks for sharing your swag!

  152. Blog-her should reward you for the free advertising you give…it sounded like a blast. thank you for sharing it with us.

  153. I really need that “Miracle Worker” stuff!

  154. How fun! Thanks for sharing!

  155. Debbie E.

    I follow via email 🙂

  156. Debbie E.

    I so appreciate your contests with awesome giveaways! Could use a pampering right about now 🙂

  157. Facing another pay cut…a pampering giveaway is just what I need!

  158. I also subscribe via e-mail. Thanks Donna!

  159. Hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway.

  160. I’m a follower on my google reader.

  161. I would love to win! Definitely deserve it.

  162. I subscribe via email.

  163. I follow you on Facebook.

  164. All sound like cute product ideas & I have not heard of any of them 🙂 Excellent advertising!!

  165. jesinalbuquerque

    Yum! I wanna go to a Blog her convention!!

  166. Sign me up!

  167. Great description of items! I really need the doohickey 🙂

  168. I forgot to mention that I suscribe via e-mail to both your and your daughter’s blog, “I Pick Up Pennies.”

  169. Would like to win, follow on facebook.

  170. I would surely like the giveaway, but the real prize will be getting your entertaining news and views every week!

  171. Subscribe via email :>)

  172. Elizabeth

    Here is my entry #1 – comment. 🙂

  173. Elizabeth

    Here is my entry #2 – I already subscribe via RSS. 🙂

  174. Elizabeth

    And here is my entry #3 – I liked you on FB. 🙂

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