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Blogher Swag- What’s Really in There?!

I spent a lot of time in the months leading up to this year’s Blogher conference reading articles and tweets about what to expect during my time there. I found plenty of useful information about what to wear, how to pack and the best way to present myself. I also read  a zillion vague references to all the glorious “swag” I’d encounter, but not one single photo or mention of what that swag actually included! So I went in expecting lots of mouse pads and keychains….boy was I in for a shock!

I’m not sure if there’s some unspoken rule about showing your swag that I’m about to break, but I don’t care! You wanna know what I got? Here it is…(and, if you’re very nice and read through to the end, you can enter to win some of the swag you see here!)

I discovered that I was most drawn to functional swag! I was super glad to have received this oral care set, as my husband ran out of toothpaste the very night I came home!

Most of the stuff I received was actually stuff for my kiddo…and if I was smarter I would have hidden it all away and used it as birthday and Christmas gifts! Instead I came home and let her dive into it all! Her favorites came from the shows/characters she loves right now- Sesame Street and the shows on Sprout!

There were a few movies, lots of crayons and coloring books, some cartoon bandaids and other various toys. She was very delighted to receive an Angry Birds plush, which I received from one of my favorite bloggy friends Dagmar.

 

 

 

(I couldn’t resist a shot of my little lady in this huge manly apron!) I was incredibly blessed to return home with some of our most favorite homeopathic products from a company called Boiron. We’ve been using their products for several years and I can’t say enough about how incredibly effective they are, and what a difference they’ve made for our family. I loved getting to talk with their representative to share a few stories about how they’ve helped us!

 

 

 

Lots of useful stuff (and some very impressive peeks into new products) from the Post-it people- just in time for a new school year. I also had the opportunity to stand on this fancy machine that tells you all sorts of details about your feet and how you walk. The lovely people at Dr. Scholls sent me home with what can only be described as a pair of clouds for my shoes.

*not pictured: the most wonderful tempurpedic pillow that I somehow lost in my hotel room. I’m still so bummed about that!

Now, it can’t exactly count as swag, and I promise I’m not trying to brag (oh dear, the rhyming) but I also won a drawing and came home with this:

I’m still in absolute shock! I’ve wanted a Kitchen Aid mixer since I was 12…it’s incredible!

**Just to be clear, none of this is paid or sponsored or even done as a favor to any person or company…I just sincerely wanted to share what conference swag is like!

Here’s the fun part for you!!! Leave a comment below, and you’ll be entered to win some of this swag! Details:

1. Leave a comment saying anything (friendly) and you’ll receive one entry!

2. Extra entries (leave a separate comment for each)

Follow Dollar Store Mom on Facebook

Follow Dollar Store Mom on Twitter (leave your twitter name in your comment!)

Giveaway closes 11:59pm Friday, August 26, 2011. Winner will be chosen at random and announced Saturday, August 27, 2011.

Good Luck!

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41 Responses to Blogher Swag- What’s Really in There?!

  1. Ashley H. says:

    Congrats on winning the mixer! I would love to have one some day.

  2. Ashley H. says:

    I like you on facebook.

  3. Vanessa says:

    Maybe you can still hide some of the toys, haha! That’s alot for a little girls at once and it would save on Christmas. :P momlovesdeals at yahoo dot com

  4. Vanessa says:

    I follow on FB as Vanessa Thompson Vazquez. momlovesdeals at yahoo dot com

  5. Katie says:

    Oh my word!! What fun post! And a super huge congrats on winning the mixer, so fun!!!

  6. Tami H says:

    Things are moving oddly on my internet connection. So we’ll see which shows up first. I do follow you on Facebook. ;-)

  7. Tami H says:

    Wow! Congratulations on getting a Kitchen Aid mixer. You’ll want to get some of the attachments if you enjoy cooking – like the pasta one.

    Enjoy!

    ps: since the other page seems to be stuck….hopefully there’s not multiple versions of this showing up too.

  8. chris roy says:

    Thank you so much for this inside look. I would love to go someplace like this. I was super excited to go through the building at the county fair and collect free pencils :)

  9. Salena says:

    Congrats on all the awesome swag. Thanks for passing some of it on.

  10. Nancy M says:

    Thanks for showing us your swag! It’s cool to see how you famous people live. LOL!!!!!

  11. Stephanie says:

    Way to go Breanna! I would have been happy with key chains and mouse pads too, I just like getting free stuff, but this…AMAZING! By the way, you look really cute in your picture.

  12. Stephanie says:

    I also follow you on facebook.

  13. De'Anna says:

    WOW! How fun and congrat’s on the mixer. Christmas baking is right around the corner. :-)

  14. Jennifer says:

    That is some awesome and fun swag!

  15. Jennifer says:

    I follow you on Twitter!

  16. Jennifer says:

    I am following you on FB!

  17. Rondi says:

    Congrats on winning the Kitchenaid mixer! Someday I will have one as well :)

  18. Rondi says:

    And yep, I’m a facebook fan too!

  19. Kori says:

    Tim just showed me this…I’ll have to start following on Facebook.

  20. Marcy says:

    That’s some sweet swag! And your model is lovely too!!!

  21. rebecca marie says:

    I think you’re spectacular. tweeeeeeeet!

  22. rebecca marie says:

    Oh, I *think* I’m rebecca_marie_ on twitter.

  23. Christense says:

    Congrats on the mixer!

  24. E May Horn says:

    I have enjoyed these emails of info and ideas very much. Looking forward to many more.

  25. MichelleH says:

    Congrats on the mixer win! I also wanted one for years and cried when my husband surprised me with one.

    Thanks for the peek at the swag bag…always fun to see what goodies are in it.

  26. Mollie Williams says:

    You are amazing and deserve to keep all of it!

  27. Andrea says:

    I’m really curious about which of the things you are wiling to part with.

  28. I really wanted to go this year, but couldn’t make it happen. Congrats on winning the awesome mixer. :D

  29. Congrats on your win!! I’ve been wanting to make it to a blog conference for.ever — yeah for you!

  30. I “Like” you on FB and subscribe!

  31. Following on Twitter as @ThriveBlog

  32. Nana Cheryl says:

    Wow! Great stuff! The daughter scored big. The poor husband…just an apron and toothpaste?? But YOU! You won the jackpot with the mixer. I sure love mine. I got it on a once-in-a-lifetime-Target-trip about 5-6 years ago. Someone marked the last one on the shelf down from $299 to $99. Not even the box was ripped! But you blew that deal out of the water. Family can expect lots of goodies now, I’m sure. Hope you had a completely wonderful trip!!

  33. Leslie says:

    you are so awesome!!! I wish I could so half the stuff you do! Congrats again on everything!!! I <3 U!!!!

  34. Shannon says:

    Congrats to you for Winning those Fabulous products from KitchenAid.

  35. Shannon says:

    I liked you on Facebook

  36. Shannon says:

    I follow on Twitter

  37. Morgan says:

    It’s so fun to win, congratulations! You look like you had a lot of fun.

  38. rebecca marie says:

    What Mollie said.

  39. Carolyn Harrod says:

    I just stumbled upon this website from stumbleupon.com and think it’s amazing. I was looking at some of the tings to do and am very pleased with the cost of the projects. I don’t usually get to do crafts with my family because I became in a daze at the costs of the first crafts I tried to attempt, thanks for making stuff that even a college student can afford to do!

  40. Stefanie says:

    Looks like you had a great time! Love the site!

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