November 19, 2004

Wanna Be Santa?

And speaking of Big-Box stores, have you heard the ads for Kmart lately?

It seems they are having a promotion where someone will win their wishlist, up to a total of $500, one person every day until Christmas. As a matter of fact, they are encouraging people to register a person or family that is currently in need, enter a wishlist for that person or family, and enter them daily in the contest. There will be a winner every day until Christmas, and the winner will be notified by email. What a nice way to be a "Secret Santa" for someone.

I'm sure you all know someone, including deployed military, who could really use $500 toward Christmas. Sign up a friend or neighbor who's in Iraq or Afghanistan, or on a ship at sea. Enter someone you know is in physical rehab at Walter Reed, or recuperating at Camp Pendleton. Compile a wishlist pulled from Health and Beauty, Apparel, even some sports items, up to a total of $500, and then hit the website and sign your selected person up for the drawing each day.

Can you imagine a huge box from Kmart arriving unannounced at Camp Rhino or Baghdad Airport? How much fun would it be to get a perplexed email from the sandbox trying to figure out how they won, and little Secret Santa you would be the only one who knows.

It's really easy to do. On the Kmart home page has a place for entering, and another for building a wishlist. I wonder of Greyhawk from Mudville Gazette has a wishlist. Questing Cat perhaps could use a box of things to distribute to his crew, too. Cruise along the Milblogs list and find one you'd like to "sponsor" and get them signed up. Just make sure you check "no" for receiving Kmart ads via email, so they aren't tipped off to what you're doing.

I just know you all would make great Secret Santas, and this one won't cost you anything but time.

Posted by Mamamontezz at November 19, 2004 10:42 PM

Thanks for the info Mama, I know a few names I'll drop!

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at November 19, 2004 11:03 PM

Great Idea, thanks Mama.

Posted by: Jack at November 20, 2004 09:14 AM

thanks for the info

Posted by: K-Squared at November 23, 2004 09:47 PM
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