Monday, November 29, 2010

Have Sponsor, Will Blog - Plus Giveaway!!


So you remember how I begged for sponsorship to go to the Aussie Blogger’s Conference on the other side of the world in Sydney in March? Straight after posing it I had two lovely donations, one from Aunty Penny (possibly trying to get me to go away so she could babysit) and one from the fabulous Mum In Search - thank you both so very much.

Then, less than 24 hours after posting, I was contacted by a company - I nearly fainted. I had to read the email about 18 times before I could believe it and then, whilst still shaking, I forwarded it on to Map Guy and Aunty Penny with a subject line of "AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH OMG OMG OMG" - you know, cos I'm so mature. So after a few emails, some phone calls and a proper snail mail letter (oh I love receiving snail mail so much!) drum roll please... I am now officially sponsored! Yaaaaay! High five! I’m going to Sydney, baby.

So I’d like to introduce you to my sponsor, a fab company that is based right here in WA – HealthyChart
Look what I get to put on the sidebar!
HealthyChart is a magnetic incentive chart for kids aged 4-11 that promotes eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water and getting enough exercise each day. The chart tells you how many servings of each food group you’re meant to have each day and as you eat them (or before if you’re planning your meals) you add a food tile to each section.

A quick glance will let a busy parent know exactly how their child is doing for the day. Plus it's funky and colourful and looks way better on your fridge than a bunch of tatty petrol discount coupons or tip vouchers.

The Fussy Eater pointing out she just ate an apple - aint she a cutie!?
I was sent a HealthyChart to check out and since Tricky is too young to be using it (unless we could get some Boobie Juice tiles made?) I've started using it myself, albeit with slightly different recommended servings per day. It's helped me realize just how unhealthy I am because there is no 'Half A Block Of Chocolate' tile and definitely no 'Sit On Your Ass Blogging All Day' tile. So not only am I being sponsored, but I'm becoming healthier as well - how groovy is that?!

The HealthyChart website is full of great healthy lifestyle resources and even has a downloadable ‘Taste Test Challenge’ to encourage kids to try new foods - which would have come in really handy for my Mum when trying to get a 3 year old Aunty Penny to try rice (she would only eat it after being convinced they were 'Baby Potatoes') and this continued til she was, oh I don't know, 19 I think.

So that's two cool things! Sponsorship to go to Sydney and I got a HealthyChart, hooray! But because three is my favourite number I need one more amazing thing... so how about a HealthyChart GIVEAWAY!!! High five!

As with all giveaways you just have to do a few little things:

1. 'Follow Where's My Glow?
2. 'Like' Where's My Glow? on Facebook
3. Check out the HealthyChart website and 'Like' the Facebook page
4. Leave a comment telling me what you love about HealthyChart

You can grab some bonus entries too:
You'll get one bonus entry if you Tweet this giveaway, and one bonus entry if you share it on Facebook (just lemme know in your comment).

Easy peasey nice and squeezy! But please oh please log in to comment so you can be contacted when you win. If I can't contact you then there is no way I can find out your address to post out the prize. Entry is only open to Australian residents and entries close at midnight AWST on the 13th of December. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and the prize should reach you in time for Christmas!

39 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I love the "Taste Test Challenge" downloadable - I've printed that out for Jacob to use :) Tweeted your post to the masses.

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  2. What a great idea! So true that we often forget what we've done or eaten and what else we need to get that 'balance" diet/lifestyle. Love the convenience.

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  3. Congratulations on the sponsorship! You must be so excited to be going to Sydney next year!

    What a great idea the Healthy Chart is. My eldest boy (5) would love this!
    I think the bright colours and use of pictures is very clever. Just what every household with kid's needs!

    I liked "Where's My Glow" on f.b + Healthy Chart and also tweeted! :D

    Have a great day.

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  4. This is really exciting, can't wait to meet you.

    I have never heard of this chart so they just got some recognition that they would otherwise have not had.

    Miss nearly five would really love this, but not sure if it could replace the petrol receipts...it wouldn't look like our fridge!

    And we all love an aunty penny for chipping in too.

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  5. Congratulations!

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  6. What a fab idea for a chart, and what a cool company for sponsoring you. All hail the Mummy Bloggers. Can't wait to meet you in March xo

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  7. Congrats, wonderful news! And I love love LOVE the idea of this chart. It is so what we need in our house and um not just for the kids! I followed, liked and will tweet in a sec. Brilliant !

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  8. I am really glad for you Glowless. I think Healthy Chart needs to produce a "Mummy Version" - tiles for standard drinks, chocolate, good cheese, doing loads of washing etc!

    Anyway - you go girl. Get to Sydney and glow!!!

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  9. Congratulations on your sponsorship! And from a sponsor with such a cool product!
    I agree with A Farmers Wife though, would love a Mummy Version - because, to be honest, my kids eat WAY better than I do!

    Great concept though - not only is it great for kids to help them learn and take an interest in living healthily, but great for Mum's to keep a track on what their kids have eaten in the day so they can provide a top up of whatever's lacking for the day at dinnertime.

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  10. Congrats on your sponsorship! I love being organised and this would help me keep track of what is going on in my world!

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  11. Oops, forgot to say that I have Tweeted & Shared on Facebook :)

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  12. Congratulations on your sponsorship!

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  13. wait... they're not really baby potatoes???

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  14. wow....good on you, so impressed and excited for you!

    I like the look of the healthy chart because it looks like it would help me get more organised, that's my current new life goal - to get organised!

    Again, fab news on the conference - will look forward to reading a post on the conference afterwards - so those of us who are missing out will feel we are still a little included!

    Gill xo

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  15. Ah well done you -- that is Brilliant news. I'm proper impressed. All I need now is a magnetic chart...

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  16. How awesome is that! Heidi is insisting on only eating food that is white. Maybe a healthy eating chart could encourage her to branch out.

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  17. That is so awesome! I'm high fiving you right now. you rock baby!!!

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  18. Congrats to you on getting a sponsor, that is fantastic!

    And what a great idea, it's so simple really, one of those "why didn't I think of that" things. I agree, a mummy version would be a great idea.

    Ok, I've done my things for entering the competition. If I win can you also please get me a new fridge to stick it on??????

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  19. This looks great! Might be just the thing to get my kids eating better. It is so hard to get them to eat fruit and veg at home, but they're really into rewards right now and I think this would really work....

    Sharing on FB and tweeting.... But I don't too many people to know about it, it's mine....!

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  20. I love that this chart gives the child 'power' over their health! What a great motivator and recorder of their progress. My daughter is going to LOVE this chart!

    Of course, I'm going to have to share this on Facebook now.... (might even have to open a Twitter account just to increase my chances of winning one! lol... :~D )

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  21. Well, I've done it. I've submitted to Twitter! hehe

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  22. This would be great for my 11yo daughter who (due to appetite supression/meds) eats at strange times. It would help me keep track of what she is eating and make sure she's still getting a good range of foods.

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  23. sharing on facebook now!

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  24. Oooooh Glowless, I'm so happy for you and sooooo insanely jealous!!! That's such fantastic news and I'm so glad you get to go to Sydney to 'do your thing'. I think the Healthy Chart people have struck a winner as well!!!

    Have a great time in Sydney, if I can get my act together and follow your lead in getting some sponsership I might meet you down there for a drink or two xx

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  25. Just tweeted and FB'd again :~)

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  26. This is great, its easy for the littler kids to understand, and gives the parent something tangible to trac, for those days you swear they havn't eaten anything decent!

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  27. Wow congrats to you. And congrats again you won Allies giveaway on my blog - please email me at theclipcafe@yahoo.com.au with your postal details thanks!!

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  28. Don't forget you have to 'like' HealthyChart on Facebook to enter - if you haven't already, go do it NOW! Good luck!
    G x

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  29. Congrats again on the sponsorship! :)
    The chart is so cool! Annabelle is a visual kinda girl so it'd be great to help her (and me!) keep track of what she's eating.

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  30. I know positive reinforcement works and it looks really bright and colourful! I did all the steps and re-tweeted it :o) buzzybel on twitter

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  31. Looks awesome. Could use this for the granddaughters

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  32. The bright colours will certainly appeal to children.

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  33. my eldest daughter is 4 and just about to go to prep, this would be ideal

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  34. Need one of these for Brody!!
    Kelly A

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  35. Just shared on FB again and about to tweet it again...

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  36. Congrats!! That is so fantastic!

    I would love one of these charts as my daughter only eats about 5
    different things, she has only just started drinking milk!

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  37. My fave part about the chart is that the pics are nice and current...all the other charts I find are really rather naff. And seeing as healthy eating is one of our biggest challenges, I reckon this colourful chart could get Mr6 and M4 excited about eating some of those fruits and vegies (well, I said *could*)! ;)

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  38. As a parents of twins + 1 I have to repeat everything a hundred times per day, with the HealthyChart the kids can look for themselves what's to do for the day without me having to remind them constantly.

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  39. Congrats!! That is so fantastic!

    I would love one of these charts as my daughter only eats about 5
    different things, she has only just started drinking milk!

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