The “Improve Yourself! 2010” challenge is simply going to be awesome. I am really excited to announce the line-up of prizes that will be given away to the participants and to give praise to our fantastic line-up of sponsors. If you have not signed up yet, you really need to get in on this challenge by stating your intentions in the announcement post.
First of all, I want to say that the list below represents the minimum prizes that will be given away in this year’s challenge. We have some amazing sponsors, but if we get additional support the prizes will get even better! If you’d like to contribute to the cause, please contact me.
The books below will be shipped to each winner with the goal of helping you to Improve Yourself! Most will be new, while some will be gently used versions that have already blessed the lives of another.
Week 1 Kick-Off: The Happiness Project
Week 8: No More Mondays
Bonus Giveaways (randomly throughout):
Gift certificate for free attendance to MarriagePrep101 workshop (a $420 value!)
A Simple Marriage e-book (you can buy your own in my sidebar)
“My Hands are Clean, Are Yours?” baby carrier sign from My Hands are Clean
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: $100 Amazon Gift Card
All told, we are talking about a total prize value of at least $750!
First of all, you MUST sign-up for the contest by leaving an appropriate comment in the announcement post. Other than that, the weekly winners will be selected at random from the comments on each weekly post.
By leaving a comment updating the group on your progress that week, you’ll have a chance to win the prize that week. Don’t forget, you MUST subscribe to Engaged Marriage via either RSS or Email to be eligible for prizes. If you are selected but aren’t subscribed (I’ll have a secret code only visible to subscribers), the prize will instead to go the next random commenter.
Please look for the kick-off post about goal-setting on New Year’s Eve. To get things started off right and attract some last-minute participants, I’ll have some extra ways to win prizes and we’ll be giving away THREE books for Week 1!
Aside from the first week, I’ll be posting every Sunday. Every week, you’ll need to post your update in the comments before Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. Central time in order to be eligible for the prize. Hopefully, this is simple enough, but please leave a comment on this post if you have any questions.
I am particularly thrilled by the response I have received by those willing to sponsor the prizes for this challenge. Without them, we couldn’t possibly offer such fantastic prizes. Here is a list of the sponsors committed to helping out with Improve Yourself! 2010:
If you would like LOTS of attention and link-love throughout this challenge, please contact me about a sponsorship opportunity!
Finally, please don’t forget to spread the word about “Improve Yourself! 2010”! Tweet this post to your followers on Twitter and share it on your Facebook page (using the “Sharing is Sexy” buttons below).
If you have a blog and want to help others improves themselves and their marriages, please consider adding the “Improve Yourself” button to your site! You can grab the HTML directly from my sidebar and put it up to spread the good word. Thanks to Brad from Logos4You.net for preparing the banner and button for the challenge.
Thanks to everyone for your incredible response. I can’t wait to see the collective progress we’ll make over the next 8 weeks! Stay tuned for the kick-off post on goal-setting on New Year’s Eve and add your specific goals to the comments of that post. And don’t forget to get involved in the discussion by becoming a “fan” on the Engaged Marriage Facebook page.
Don’t miss the other Improve Yourself posts…here is a running list:
Dustin Riechmann created Engaged Marriage to help other married couples live a life they love (especially) when they feel too busy to make it happen. He has many passions, including sharing ways to enjoy an awesome marriage in 15 minutes a day, but his heart belongs with his wife Bethany and their three young kids.