Busy Mom

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Sprite Tabs for Habitat

I have 3 kids who love being outdoors. They've all gone to summer camp, and would live there if they could, and my middle child enjoys backpacking. Each of them is involved in sports as well, and the benefits of these activities go far beyond those of health and exercise.

In addition to cultivating a love and respect for the outdoors, they've also had opportunities for leadership through sports teams and leading younger campers. They've been exposed to different careers from athletics, coaching and youth leadership to outdoor sciences. As a matter of fact, Busy Boy (age 14) is seriously considering a career in Wildlife and Fisheries science that was sparked from his experiences at camp and being outdoors.

Also though these activities, all three have learned self-reliance that's translated into maturity, particularly in the classroom at school, and we all know that being able to release excess energy outside is an important way to help kids get ready to learn.

We are very lucky to have the resources in our community to make this all possible. There are parks, sports facilities, camps and even back yards ready for play that have provided my kids with skills and memories to last a lifetime.

But, not everyone is as fortunate as we are, so Sprite has started the Spark Parks Project, an ongoing effort to refresh parks, playgrounds and active spaces across the nation.

Here's how you can get involved:

Sprite

Beginning April 1, 2011, Sprite is partnering with Habitat for Humanity. Look for specially marked Sprite and Sprite Zero cans with green tabs and collect them. For each green tab from Sprite or Sprite Zero received by 6/30/11, Sprite will donate 10ยข per tab up to $500,000 (with a minimum donation of $250,000) to Habitat for Humanity. Sprite

We've started collecting them, and since Sprite is big around here, the kids are excited to see how many they can collect! But, hurry, the tabs must be received by June 30, 2011.

Why not do something fun while you're collecting green tabs? It's always nice to have some pictures of your family activities and $100 from Shutterfly would go a long way in documenting your memories. You can even take pictures with your Sprite Tabs for Habitat you've collected!


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The giveaway:

Prize: $100 Shutterfly.com gift card

How to win:

1. No duplicate comments.

2. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry
methods:

a) Leave a comment telling us how you plan to keep your family in
motion this summer. Volunteering, community/team sports, or how about summer
camps? Tell us!

b) Tweet about this promotion (I'm @busymom) and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post.

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on
this post.

d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about
an alternate form of entry.

e. Upload a photo of your personal green tabs collection on the sweepstakes main page at http://www.blogher.com/sprite-tabs-habitat. Be sure to leave a comment here telling me you did it!

3. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older

4. Contest ends 5:00 p.m. (PST) May 31, 2011.

5. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.

6. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be
selected.

7. Visit the official rules

Don't forget to visit the Promotions & Prizes page for even more chances to win!

(I have some other giveaways going on, too! Enter to win a $50 gas card and enter to win 1 of 5 full-value Sara Lee dessert coupons).

I wrote this post while participating in the Sprite Tabs/BlogHer program on behalf of Sprite. I received the product to facilitate my post and monetary compensation for the time to write my post.

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