Mother's Day: Western Union Return the Love giveaway! CONTEST CLOSED

Oh yes, it's this Sunday already! This Sunday is Mother's Day. My Stepmom lives in Belgium but she will receive flowers on Sunday morning! It's too bad we live so far away but the distance is less far with email, phone, ...
Well, for Mother's Day, we will be having a Mother's Day party where all the dads will cook for the moms at our house this Sunday, so all the moms get to relax and enjoy the hopefully by then nicer weather and I can't wait to get my Mother's Day presents my kids made in school!

Do you know already what to get or do for your mom?
Well, you can always share a photo of your mom on the Western Union's Flickr page. Each week Western Union will share some of these photos on their homepage as part of their Return to Love campaign!


“Return the Love” is a multi-faceted, integrated consumer campaign designed to encourage consumers to send the gift of cash, this Mother’s Day.
“Return the Love” campaign elements include:
  • Kick-off special performance dedicated to Moms featuring Wyclef Jean and Paulina Rubio at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, on April 29, produced and broadcast live by Telemundo.
  • Several Wyclef Jean and Paulina Rubio performances and consumer-facing events, including a special concert honoring military moms;
  • Advertising via print, broadcast, radio, out-of-home, mobile and online channels showcasing the myriad of ways mom shows her love to her children, from giving them 12,368 kisses to changing 5,345 diapers and preparing 19,710 meals;
  • In the social media space, Western Union dedicates a tab on its Facebook page encouraging fans to share how they are honoring and celebrating their moms;
  • Additionally, Western Union has a Flickr®page (flickr.com/groups/love2010) where consumers can share photos of their moms. Each week, Western Union will select photos from this gallery to display on the company’s home page, www.westernunion.com.

Did you know that when researching Mother's Day Gifting trends, a recent Western Union consumer survey found that daughters and sons of all ages have god intentions when it comes to finding the perfect gift, but 42 percent find it hard to shop for the perfect gift for mom.

73% of consumers are planning to give a Mother's Day gift this year and Western Union's "Return the Love" campaign is designed with both the gift giver and the gift recipient in mind. The gift of cash is easy and convenient to give and it's sure to be something that mom will never return or exchange.

As a celebration of Western Union's Return the Love campaign, Western Union is giving away 5 $50 GC to 5 of my readers which you can spend the way you like! How incredible is that?
For a chance to win: please let me know how you will spend your Mother's Day, any special plans?

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* let me know what you would spend your $50 GC on

The deadline for this giveaway is 5/23/10 midnight PST. The 5 winners will be selected with Random Integer, emailed and announced at this post on the 24th.
This giveaway is US only and no PO boxes (for shipping reasons)

"Disclaimer: Western Union just sent me an Mother's Day gift -- a $50 Western Union gift card. What mom couldn't use $50? They also sent me some additional $50 Western Union-branded gift cards to give to my favorite moms (my readers!) on Mother's Day! I was in no other way compensated to write this review"

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

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Xenia said...

Wow, fun! I actually don't know how we're spending Mother's Day yet, my husband hasn't said anything. I'm guessing we'll at least go out to dinner though!

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Hmm... I would like to think that I'd spend my gift certificate on something fun, like shopping for me, but it would probably go to something practical and boring like groceries or diapers!

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We'll be visiting our moms and just spening time as family.

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Kristi said...

We are going to church in the morning and having lunch with family after that.

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I would use the card to take my mom out to lunch. :) That is a big luxury these days.

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Hmm i think a mani and pedi.. would be nice!!!!

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My husband took me out for dinner last night & wil likely cook for me on Sunday. We'll probably go visit my parents & that's about it.

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For Mother's Day my sis and I go out to eat and wear a white carnation in memory of our mom.
We'll eat great food and talk silly.
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Tracy R said...

I'm spending Mother's Day with both of my parents. I'm taking them out to dinner.

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: ( we aren't doing anything special. I sent my mom a customized plaque that has a picture of us in it. My bf's mom we are going to do something special later in the month since it is also her birthday!

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We spent the week at the beach and returned home on Mother's Day to just stay put and relax.

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