Tuesday, May 01, 2012

homemade Mother's Day video & Animoto giveaway!

Happy May Day! I'm going to start off this month a bit differently on the blog and host my first giveaway. I'm not a giveaway girl usually. Maybe it's because I'm a book nerd, or because I'm frugal, but I don't often find myself getting excessively hyped up about any new product or electronic toy. I'm a simple chick. I have a dumb phone--you know, as opposed to a "smart" phone--and I prefer to scrub my floors on my hands and knees to the fancy steam mop that Nate bought and that, less than a year later, has just been donated to our church rummage sale.

Now that I'm past that little rant, I'll tell you about the electronic toy I love. When Clever Girls Collective offered me a chance to make videos from my pictures, I thought: how fun! It was perfect timing because I just scanned a bunch of pictures of my mom that my dad found and sent me. Since Mother's Day is coming, I decided to make a movie for mom of the pictures I scanned. Happy (early) Mother's Day Mom!

And guess what? I'm not the only one who gets a freebie. There's something in it for you too. Just go to Animoto and enter the code CleverFL to get a free video. AND one lucky reader will also get a free one-year subscription to Animoto Plus, which gives you unlimited full-length videos.

Here's how you can win the free year's subscription:

Leave a comment by midnight on Sunday, May 6th letting me know who you would make your free video for. Also sign into the Rafflecopter widget below and complete as many other entries as you'd like. The winner will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter and announced on Monday, May 7th. Good luck!

As they say on their website, making videos on Animoto is "shockingly easy." This is important because I have only a few minutes to spend on learning new things, due both to my post-baby brain power and hectic mommy schedule. But dudes, I'm serious when I say that if you already have the pictures and song, it will take you about five minutes to make your movie. So go for it!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Editor's note: This post is part of Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways and Works for Me Wednesday.


Emily Sefcik said...

I'd love to make a video for my daughter! Kind of a mom and dad love story kind of thing through when she joined our family and our happiness grew by THIS much!

Jacqueline Pointer said...

Thank-you Punky , that made my day, week , month ....

Jacqueline Pointer said...

This post is one where I think it is o.k. that I comment more than once . Obviously I love the video and I play it at least once a day . . I feel that it is a love letter from Justine to me and it always brings me to tears . Also , the soundtrack is to die for and such a perfect fit . I have passed it along to a few people but I haven't shown it to Kippy ...until this morning . I hit the play button for him then I left the room to get coffee . I thought I heard a muffled sob come from the room and when i walked in he had tears streaming . Thank goodness , because this was a deal breaker to end all deal breakers .
Now that he has passed this test I may watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail with him !

The Lone Home Ranger said...

I'm glad you both liked it!


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