what to get? A $25 Bank Card Giveaway!!! And MORE….

We interrupt this Wordless Wednesday! For an amazing opportunity


“Take your time. I have a lot to ponder in here…” LUCY

To announce a $25 Giveaway! 

Want a chance to win money for your child’s school? H&R Block’s “How Big is a Billion?” contest is a new educational program that asks teachers to turn the idea of a billion dollars into a math assignment for a chance to win a $3,000 grant.

Teachers are invited to submit real-life examples that illustrate the concept of a billion dollars. The contest runs through March 14, 2014 11:59:59PM CT and to participate, teachers must submit a brief explanation and image of the creative concepts. To access the application, “like” the H&R Block Dollars & Sense Facebook page.

More about the contest

  • Submissions should be square image, minimum size 650×650 pixels, with description of math and research utilized to create the example of the size of $1 billion.
  • There are three prize categories: Elementary School, Middle School and High School and each level will be awarded a Grand Prize ($3,000 grant), 2ndplace ($2,000 grant) and 3rd place ($1,000 grant).
  • The first 50 entering educators will receive a $50 gift card!
  • H&R Block has teamed up with WeAreTeachers, an online resource for lesson plans, professional development resources, grants and contests for teachers, to select the finalists and help encourage participation. H&R Block will select the grand prize winners.
  • Entries will be evaluated based on accuracy and creativity.
  • The contest is open to teachers and homeschool educators.
  • Each participant can submit up to eight entries.
  • What spurred all this? Check out the new H&R Block commercial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3tlVzjcQiA
  • Click the following link for sample entries and visuals; these visuals are available for download until Friday, March 14:https://share.agencyroad.com/message/ZZ6MEyUvu5yVCu11ry0ovD

To help promote this contest, H&R Block is offering a $25 gift card to a lucky reader (I got one too)  To enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Hilary Grossman

By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her "characters." She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She's been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball - she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on the beach in Long Island. To find out more of what Hilary is up to check out her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HilaryGrossmanAuthor

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  1. You have to love a Cat who knows what it wants :)

  2. Our cats were always fascinated with the refrigerator too.

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Beth – I wonder why they are? Alex wasn’t really interested in the fridge, only what I pulled out from the fridge..

  3. You could be a while deciding what lunch you’d like Lucy!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Hannah & Lucy – I was! But I still get the same old breakfast and dinner. I really want LUNCH! XOXO Lucy

  4. Mary Happymommy says:

    I would take my husband out to dinner. Thanks!

  5. Always nice to win a giftcard – I would probably end up using it on the kids, as usual! And what was Ms. Lucy so interested in in that fridge?

  6. Kitty needs some cash. :)

    I hear ya kitty! :)

  7. I would definitely use the money on groceries for my family. Thanks.

  8. Oh Lucy, find something good!

  9. Hello Lucy. Always happy to see your pretty face :)

  10. Lisa Brown says:

    i would buy a few flip flops or the summer

  11. Cute kitty!

  12. I would buy books

  13. I just shared this with some teachers that I know.

  14. This kitty needs money too!

  15. –Does Lucy smell Tuna?! Xxxx

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Inner Chick – I think she does… and some cheese – I don’t know why my cats love cheese!

  16. You looking for the fresh tuna Lucy? We are all out so that bank card would come in very handy!

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Laila & Minchie – I am looking! I found some but did mommy share with me? NO. Paws crossed for you.. XOXO Lucy

  17. I would take my husband out to lunch.

  18. Solducky says:

    Buy books!

  19. OMC, that picture of Lucy is adorable! Did she find something tasty? :)

    • Hilary Grossman says:

      Meowmeowmans – depends on your point of view. She found a lot of tasty stuff but didn’t get to eat any of it…

  20. DESIREE H says:

    I would put it towards my twins first birthday party coming up in a few weeks! :)
    Thank you!

  21. Linda Kish says:

    I would use it to go out for lunch.

  22. Jessie C. says:

    I would use it for groceries.

  23. Carolsue says:

    I would get a new pair of sandals.

  24. Do you see something interesting Lucy?

  25. I would use it to buy a couple of tshirts for summer :)
    thanks for the giveaway

  26. Wild Orchid says:

    I would use it towards gas!

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  27. William Kendall says:

    Well, hello there, Miss Lucy!

  28. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would treat my mom to lunch!

  29. Lauren E. says:

    I’d get some household items like dish soap, toilet paper, and such

  30. Allison Downes says:

    I would get some new shoes.

    Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  31. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would buy some summer clothes.

  32. I would buy more books!

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