Christmas Chaos, and a Sam’s Club Giveaway

by Lesley on December 20, 2011 · 25 comments

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I’ll give you the good news first: Sam’s Club is going to give a $25 gift card to one of you. Merry Christmas, right?!? More about that in a second.

This Christmas season has been…well…a little crazy to say the least. I think Will Arnett and Amy Poehler’s faces sorta sum up how we feel about everything.

Jonathan started chemo last Friday and besides it taking longer than anticipated, it went well. He got all warmed up with blankets, and then poked and prodded and asked lots of questions. There were dietitians and pharmacists and chipper nurses. There was also an AMAZING selection of magazines which means I’ll definitely be back. He doesn’t have a choice. I do. And, I’m in! 🙂 His weekend wasn’t so fun- his taste buds were affected and he had little appetite. But, he’s back at work today. I’m so proud of him.

In the midst of trying to be a super caregiver, I got the stomach flu on Sunday night which was basically a very cruel joke. I don’t usually question God when He throws tough things our way …I just figure He has a plan. But the flu? Really? Can’t say I didn’t question that one at 2:00am as Jonathan slept in the guest room (poor guy), the baby was crying, and I was in the bathroom with my head around the toilet.

On Friday at chemo I was checking my e-mail and received one from Sam’s Club. They saw the segment on Fox40 and wanted to know if I’d be interested in giving away a $25 gift card to their store. They mentioned that, at such a crazy time of year, it’s nice to have someplace you can go and get everything you need…from presents to food to decorations to car tires. Say what? Car tires. Yup. Even those.

The timing of her e-mail couldn’t have been better because I know I’m not the only one behind on shopping and wrapping. If you’re in the midst of your own holiday CRAZINESS, and you’re stressed because you just baked tons of bread for all your neighbors and then got sick and had to toss it all out (not that such a thing would happen to you), maybe Sam’s Club could be the perfect quick fix? Or, if you’re thinking you may not get the book/CD/electronic gadget on your wish list because you never actually told anyone it was on your wish list, then maybe you could win this gift card and just buy it for yourself. Either way, a $25 gift card is up for grabs.

To enter, leave a comment saying, “I want to win a Sam’s Club gift card!” The bonus question is to tell me something on your wish list this year. I’ll randomly select a winner on Friday, December 23. The card is redeemable at any Sam’s Club location nationally (there are four in the Sacramento area) or online. If you’re not a Sam’s Club member, the winner will also be given a one day pass to try it out.

There you go. Sam’s Club’s gift to you: sanity. 

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25 comments
Lesley
Lesley

Congrats to Beth Swanson! You're the winner, Beth! (Number picked from Random.org) Beth, I'll e-mail you for your address. Thanks everyone for playing and sharing your Christmas wishes. It was so fun to read all of them!

gabriella
gabriella

I am too late to enter but I would love one! I am also hoping for a sweet patagonia shirt this year. Praying for you guys!!!

Sammy
Sammy

I want to win a Sam's Club gift card. For Christmas I'd like peace and quiet, oh, and a new pillow too!

Laura Good
Laura Good

I forgot to make a Christmas wish! Does it have to be a "grown up Christmas wish?" I'm wishing and praying that it does not rain on Dec 29th when my niece gets married OUTSIDE under the beautiful Redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Laura Good
Laura Good

I want a Sam's Club Gift Card! Lesley I can totally relate to the baking for the neighbors, getting sick and having to throw it all out. Happened to me years ago when I'd moved into a new neighborhood just around Christmas time. Baked for 2 days, planning treat trays for all my new neighbors and then got really really sick. Hope you are feeling better now and that you, Jonathan and Anna have a peaceful Christmas together.

Matt Miller
Matt Miller

I want to win a Sams Gift Card for Twenty Five Dollars. On my wish list: a pair of wool socks that are not affected by bacteria thus do not smell after multiple days of use.

June L
June L

And item on my Christmas list is Slim Quick drink. I know it's weird but I call it my super juice. Haven't been able to buy it enough for diet reasons but it works great as an energy drink.

June L
June L

I want to win :0) And I am praying for you guys for sure.

Lisa
Lisa

I want to win a sam's club gift card! :) I would also like a new pair of boots!

Beth Swanson
Beth Swanson

I want to win a Sam's Club gift card! Loved watching your piece on the news. Nice work! Second, we are praying for you and your husband. Lastly, my wish is not for myself. We have a friend who is struggling this year. The family is not planning for Christmas gifts because they don't have the $$$$$ (among other difficulties). I would add this gift card to whatever we can give them for their Christmas.

kristen
kristen

Oh! AND how awesome of Sam's!! Congrats on that!! Feel better!

melissa Hansen
melissa Hansen

I want to win a Sam's club gift card. I want a Keurig - for those late nights with the baby!

kristen
kristen

I too WANT a Sam's Club gift card! I already bought something(s) for myself while Christmas shopping so I can't say I have anything left on my "wish" list! Haha! The gift card will relieve the guilt :)

Jen
Jen

I want to win a Sam's club gift card :) Christmas list...a puppy dog for my 2 year old son (ok, and his Momma)...definitely all he talks about these days! Someday... :) Praying for you three!

Becca
Becca

I want to win a Sam's Club giftcard! I'd love to buy some cozy house stuff - a big comfy blanket maybe?

Laura
Laura

I want a Sam's Club giftcard! On my wish list this year is a trip to Seattle to see my best friend who just had a baby (and to take a break from my baby.) I hope you are feeling better and enjoy Anna's first Christmas!

Lesley
Lesley

I am loving all these Christmas wishes! Christi- I wish you could see your sister too. That would be so special. And AQ- I hope you get your Roomba, for the dog's sake and your marriage. :)

Anna Q
Anna Q

Oops, forgot to include a wish... This Christmas I'm wishing for a roomba (a robotic vacuum). I know, so lame.

Anna Q
Anna Q

*Obviously* I want a Sam's Club gift card! Somebody's got to buy that baby his diapers.

Katie
Katie

I want a Sam's Club gift card! On my list.....new shoes.

Amy
Amy

I want to win a Sam's Club gift card! On my wish list....hmmmmm...a new phone? Hope you are feeling much better, my friend!

Andrew Bradley
Andrew Bradley

I want to win a Sam’s Club gift card! :-) ... I want world peace and health for all (especially your family). I just purchased new tires, so can't get those ... I could use the gift card for gas at Sam's Club (they have some of the cheapest prices in town), but that's no fun. I don't need much, I would probably buy a new toy for my first niece that is set to arrive in April. Her two brothers have lots of boy toys, it's time to add some pink to the collection.

Christi Earley
Christi Earley

I want a sams gift card. On my wish list this year is to see my sister who lives in Cali but can't come home because she is 37 weeks pregnant. Hopefully we will at least get to "FaceTime" on Christmas eve and we will meet my nephew very soon! I also want a personal chef:) or at least new pots and pans as mine have not held up very well.