This post is embarrassingly tardy, since Blogher 14 happened in July. But just today, like most days, I used some of the swag I was given at Blogher, and I thought this would be as good a time as any to sit down and thank those sponsors who rained the freebies down upon me. Or at least the ones I remember.*
Angel Soft handed out free tissue packs and coupons for free toilet paper at the store. I am so appreciative for a high-value coupon like that, that I am not even gonna complain about their #sheethappens campaign. (OK I admit I think it’s hilarious.)
Hasbro gave me a Scrabble set, and even better, they gave my friend Korilu a Trouble set and she gave it to me. Our family had not played Trouble before, and it turns out to be a really great game for us: It doesn’t take too long, the youngest can easily grasp the rules, and no reading required. We’ve played it dozens of times!
Speck gave me a number of glamorous and protective tablet and phone cases that I have not used yet because I have not yet purchased a new phone and tablet, both of which I desperately need. We’ll do a giveaway here for the others once I know what I need.
Amlactin gave me a wonderful hand and forearm massage, and also several small bottles of some pretty high-quality hand lotion. My dry hands are quite finicky and I usually only use Neutrogena Norwegian Formula on them. This is one of the only other products I can stand to use, which is more of an endorsement than you might think!
Eggland’s Best gave me a coupon for a dozen organic eggs, which I have not been able to find in any store near me. Still trying! They also gave me a reuasable shopping bag.
PediaCare gave me a full-sized bottle of kids’ cough medicine, which thankfully we have not had to use so far. (Knock wood.)
Glade gave me some scented candles.
Firestone gave me a back and shoulder massage and an awesome tote bag. (They didn’t even mind when they found out my blog is about not owning a car.)
Clearon gave me some concentrated bleach tablets, which I haven’t used yet but which strikes me as a great idea.
Scholarshare, California’s 529 college savings plan, gave me some great reusable shopping bags, the good kind that get really tiny in your purse or bike saddle bag.
Find & Save, a local deal finder site, gave me a coupon file.
Johanna Stein gave me a copy of her book, How Not to Calm a Child on a Plane: And Other Lessons in Parenting from a Highly Questionable Source, which I reviewed.
Thanks to all of you! I had a lovely time at Blogher and the goodies bring back happy memories.
*Those sponsors who provided free alcohol might want to take note that I do not remember most of your names. I don’t think you should stop giving out free alcohol though. Maybe next time just hand me a phone with the drink and tell me to take an embarrassing selfie and hashtag the hell out of it right there and then? I would totally do that.
Disclosure: As you may of noticed, this is a post about stuff I got free from the abovementioned brands. Also, there’s an affiliate link in there. Cha-ching!