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Clever Girls Collective and SWAGG are sending a pair of movie fans to the Sundance Film Festival! Download the SWAGG app and then visit the Ultimate SWAGG Getaway Sweepstakes site to enter to win a trip for two to the Sundance Film Festival. Entry deadline is January 3, 2011, 11:59pm, PST.
I absolutely love giving gifts to my family members and close friends! It's such a thrill to find exactly the item that I know they'll love, then wait for the moment they unwrap it. My favorite person to buy gifts for is my sister. We've always been super-close, and I always know just the right thing to buy for her. Most of the time, I have to narrow down my selections because I've thought of too many good gift ideas for her!
My sister and her husband got married while they were both still students. Since then, my brother-in-law has made quite a career for himself, but they had some lean times in the early years of their marriage. During that time, I was a working student with few expenses and a little cash to spare. The year after my sister had her first baby, I knew we both needed some “girl time” to reconnect and spend some quality time together. We were both living in Northern Minnesota, but I knew we could steal away for a day in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
I made arrangments to make sure my mom could watch my nephew and bought tickets to see the show Rent when it came to St. Paul. This was the first big show we had seen together and it held a special, sentimental place for both of us! When Christmas came around, I selected a card and outlined our plans for our special day in the card.
When I handed my sister the card I know she was a little surprised that there wasn't a gift attached. After all, my love of giving gifts to my sister wasn't a secret, and I'm sure she expected at least something small to unwrap!
When she opened the card, she didn't say anything for a minute after reading it, but then she started asking all the details. When were we going? Who was going to watch the baby? What else could we do that day? She was bubbling over with excitement at the thought of trekking to the “big city”! I told her our plans would include shopping, lunch and dinner out, and she was so excited she could hardly talk.
A few months later, we made our way to St. Paul, Minnesota, to spend the day together. Of course, we loved the show, but I think the best part was just going to lunch and dinner together. It gave us hours of time to just chat and catch up, which was priceless!
As an aside, I want to mention the Ultimate SWAGG Getaway Sweepstakes:
Clever Girls Collective and SWAGG are sending a lucky pair of movie fans to the Sundance Film Festival! The sweepstakes is offered exclusively through the Clever 1000, and it has a pretty amazing prize valued at $4000. The prize includes:
- 2 night/3 day stay at Yarrow Hotel in Park City Utah (Jan 21 – Jan 23, 2011)
- Ground transportation to and from hotel to airport in Park City, Utah
- Dinner for two at Tao Lounge, including 2 nightclub passes
- All access to The House of SWAGG Gifting Suite and to a SWAGG demo for a special “celebrity guest” (guest tbd)
- 2 tickets to a movie premiere on Saturday, January 22nd (movie tbd)
Interested in winning this awesome sweepstakes? Go here to enter!
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