Friday, October 18, 2013

Fun happenings

I know the thought of it makes some people cringe - those 2 words - SOCIAL MEDIA.    But I'm tellin' ya, I have been having a lot of fun with it lately!       

It probably all started when there was a giveaway on a blog that I read, and the winner received a Sugar Wish.   I was so excited - and my mom was too!  She called over one of the chemo nurses that day and told her too.  How cute.       I was so thrilled that I won something!  It was awesome.
So then it started - I've been entering for everything and anything.

A couple of weeks ago, I was on Twitter and Lance Snacks was tweeting abotu their Snack Patrol coming to various states in our area - They asked who wanted them to visit and since they said they'd be in Philly, I took a chance and tweeted them to come visit ME, and I said we were right behind the PHL airport.   Well, whaddya know!?   They tweeted me back, got some info from me and showed up that Friday!   I was so excited.    They came right to the front door of the office, I had to get pictures taken, sign a release form, and make a few second video wishing Lance Snacks a happy 100th anniversary!   I looked like crap that day because I forgot they were coming, but I posted a picture anyway .. it's so funny.     They gave me 2 boxes of crackers, a water bottle and sunglasses..It was awesome.       I sent the pictures to my husband at work and he was tickled!  He never knows what I'm going to get myself into next.

BUT..... I did it again.    

Have you heard of House Party?   It's one of the coolest sites out there right now.     If you like to entertain like I do, you have to check it out.     There are all kinds of categories to choose from:  home goods, small appliances, food, children's interests/games, health & beauty.   I mean, there has to be at least ONE party you'd be interested in hosting.    And get this:  if you do get picked to host, you get a box full of goodies!   
I recently was picked to host  Hasbro Party More!   I can't wait.   I'm getting 4 Hasbro games to host with and a bunch of other goodies: 

  • 1 FUNNY OR DIE game
  • 1 TABOO game
  • 1 CATCH PHRASE game
  • 2 Party More with Hasbro Gaming winner crowns
  • 10 Coupons for $4 off Hasbro games
  • 1 Pack of Party More with Hasbro Gaming cups
  • 12 Simply CHEETOS® White Cheddar Puffed Corn snack bags
  • 15 Coupons for $1 Off Simply CHEETOS® White Cheddar Puffed Corn
I can't wait to upload pictures and video during and after the party - House Party encourages a lot of involvement before, during and after the party.    I even uploaded a video as part of my submission when I applied to host this one.   It was corny but hey, they want you to show your enthusiasm so I did!   Good stuff!      I guess the concept of House Party is marketing - They can really get products out there and get feedback on them.   What better way do it than with people like us, who are just having fun with friends.    If you get a chance, check out the site and see if there are any parties coming up that you would host.  If you have kids, there are plenty of parties going on or coming up -  Right now, the Lego Duplo party is open, as is the Ninja (blender?) and Soda Stream.    One thing to note:  If you get picked to host, you only have about 30 minutes to invite people.  I was a maniac, trying to import my Yahoo contacts in that time and send the invites.    I just happened to see the post on Facebook that host selection was underway.   So, that also, is a good thing to note:  stay connected.   To email, Facebook  Twitter... whatever outlet you can, for the updates.    I'll post pictures and maybe video when all is said and done.   I'm really looking forward to this fun event with friends.  

1 comment:

  1. I never heard of House Party but what a fantastic idea! This looks so neat so you will have to keep me posted.

    How cool is that how Lance Snacks' Snack Patrol actually came to visit you. Ahhh, the wonderful world and power behind Twitter; finally revealed for someone! Glad you are making things happen, one snack and party at a time=)


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