TGI Friday’s #1 Fan Woody Gets 500,000 Fans… and Asks for More.

woodyFacebook promotions are a tricky thing. Sometimes they succeed, but most times they fall flat on their face. Apparently TGI Friday’s promotion for “Woody” has been an outstanding success. Through commericals Woody offered a free burger to everyone who friended him on Facebook IF he got 500,000 fans by September 30th. By the 13th he had over the number needed. Each of those fans (from the first 500,000) will receive a coupon via email  (on October 1st, 2009) which is redeemable for a free Jack Daniel’s burger or a Jack Daniel’s chicken sandwich.

But the promotion didn’t stop there, so Woody has offered a new challenge – 1 million fans.

“While we did not underestimate the love our guests have for our famous Jack Daniel’s Grill, we may have underestimated Woody,” said Andrew Jordan, senior vice president of marketing for T.G.I. Friday’s. “This guy loves a party and will stop at nothing to get one million fans. If Woody can get one million Facebook fans by September 30, 2009, T.G.I. Friday’s will give Woody and each of his one million fans a free Jack Daniel’s burger or Jack Daniel’s chicken sandwich.”

If you want to sign up to be Woody’s friend head on over to AND enter your email address on the signup page.

THQ Needs some Heroes in the UK – Contest for Kids Encourages Imagination

THQ Inc. today announced the launch of a nationwide competition to find the UK’s most imaginative and creative up-and-coming child artists.

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Drawn to Life(R): The Next Chapter(TM), the innovative new videogame releasing on the Wii(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM), which actually allows children to create their own world by drawing directly into the game, THQ has launched the ‘Your Hero’ competition. This nationwide initiative invites children from across the UK to create their own videogame hero for a chance to win art supplies for their school as well as the unique opportunity to have their creation appear on advertising billboards around their home town as part of the game’s outdoor advertising campaign.

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Feed Your Addiction


So I have an addiction…. Well a few of them!
But today I’m bringing up my terrible addiction to soaps and lotions and things. To be honest, I’m not a big lotion person, but I ADORE soaps and bath bombs and salts. Really anything that will make me smell pretty and will go in the tub or shower. I also love what great gifts these things make!

So with that in mind I wanted to talk a little bit about a few of the places that feed my addiction.

To begin with I heard about this give away today. It looks pretty great and right up my alley. I checked out the store and am really excited about the Sage and Lavender stuff (what a great idea to mix those two smells!). I’ve not tried anything from there yet, but I’m excited to! The prices also look really reasonable, so I’m looking forward to adding this stuff to my usual rotation. I also like that there are sales! Yay for sales. Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

Now I also recently found this place. I just love this stuff. Its local for me but they will deliver anywhere. Again the lavender stuff is amazing (all of it). I also really enjoy the moose (its a thick lotion), and the Red Rocks soap is earthy and wonderful (and totally looks like Red Rocks)! The kitchen soap is fun too, citrus and coffee, awesome idea. There are some great products for moms-to-be and babies. There are also a lot of smaller size (and less expensive) items that make fantastic gifts. I personally enjoy the small soap packs, you get a variety of scents for a pretty good deal! They also have a lot of eco-friendly products worth checking out. Mountain Girl Botanics.

I’ve also been spending some time with Lush. The hair products are really different and fun. I’ve been using the hair mask and WOW! I’m impressed. I also love it for the bath bombs and other fun bath stuff. They have a great online ordering service, and have locations all over. One of the things to note though is that I will often find something I love online only to find they don’t carry it in the store.

And finally for bath enthusiasts check out Melt. They are similar to Lush, but the scents you get are very different. I personally am a big fan of the Maharini Mist. I like that they sell things by scent rather than product, so if you find something you like you can get everything from scrubs to lotions to bath bombs with that scent. Oddly enough, this was a little confusing for me when I went to the store. If you don’t remember the name of the scent you liked it can be a bit daunting to locate it again.

There are a LOT of places out there, and I usually find something special and fun about most of them. I suggest you check out any of these places and find the thing you love about them announces Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Guitar contest

Basic RGB, a division of Hearst Corporation, announced today an exclusive trivia contest to win a Linkin Park autographed Transformers branded Fender Guitar.

The contest starts Thursday, June 11th at 3:01PM (ET) and will end Sunday, June 14th at 11:59PM (ET), for contest rules, details and to enter please visit:

Now, I’m not one to leave a good contest to go to waste. Plus, who doesn’t love Linkin Park and Transfomers? (Strange people).

If you win though, you must send us pictures of your prize.