From Tracie: Mobile Safety and a $50 Visa Giveaway

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mobile Safety and a $50 Visa Giveaway

When I was a kid, we didn't have cell phones (we also walked 12 miles, in the snow, uphill both ways, to get to school). I remember a couple of kids in my high school that had cell phones, but they were strictly for emergencies and never got turned on, because their parents would have freaked out if they used up those precious daytime minutes. Texting wasn't even a reality, and neither was using a cell phone to go online.

Katarina is nine, and she doesn't have a cell phone. In fact, her parents don't even have smart phones (I know, we are pretty much the last people in the country to make that switch). But Katarina is well aware of smart phones. Every kid in every tv show is texting up a storm, and she has noticed.

We are not ready to make that leap right now. But one day, it is going to happen, and I like being prepared for things before they happen. I also know that the dangers of cell phones aren't about using too many daytime minutes anymore. The issues that kids face today when it comes to mobile phones are things like: bullying, privacy, over-usage, and texting while driving. 

AT&T has made a commitment to be a leader in providing education, resources and tools to help families better manage mobile safety.

If you are interested in learning more, AT&T is offering the opportunity to one of my readers to attend a virtual Mobile Safety School session – along with a $50 VISA gift card.

The virtual Mobile Safety School schedule is as follows:
Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11
Oct. 24 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 12-14
Oct. 25 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 15-17

To enter this giveaway:
- Leave me a comment telling me which session you would like to attend.
- For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway, and leave a comment with the link to your tweet.

I will choose a winner at midnight on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.
This giveaway is officially closed. jenspurg is the winner. 

The giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old or older. The winner will be chosen at random, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your e-mail, or have your contact available on your blogger profile.

*Legal Stuff: I was provided a spot in a virtual Mobile Saftey School session by AT&T and the Motherhood. I was also compensated for my time. All opinions are my own, and I was not required to say nice things.

161 comments:

  1. I would attend the October 23rd session.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/258233043133808640


    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. I would attend the Oct. 23rd session

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  4. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/258244470426980352

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  5. I'd like to attend the "Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11" session.

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  6. Tweeted the giveaway:

    https://twitter.com/calidreamin87/status/258262800978300928

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  7. I would attend the Oct. 23rd one too. The oldest will be going to a different school in 4th grade and I'll probably feel better if she has a cell phone in case I'm running late from picking up her brothers. Except when I won't be feeling better because she has a cell phone.

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  8. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/triplezmom/status/258292948750454786

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  9. Oct. 23 would be great to attend.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  10. https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/258294263652159488

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  11. Oct. 25 at 1p ET would be the session I'd prefer.

    Thank you.

    won2xx at gmail dot com

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  12. https://twitter.com/won2x/status/258312780996829185

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  13. I can't enter this, but I did want to comment and say I think this is a truly great idea. My partner and I both have smart phones, and for safety reasons I suspect our future children will have (limited) mobiles as soon as they start walking to school by themselves, and I'd definitely love to send them to mobile safety classes beforehand if I could! Good for you, AT&T!

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  14. The Oct. 25 at 1p ET would be best.
    Judy S
    pookiecat123 at yahoo dot com

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  15. tweet tweet

    https://twitter.com/pookiecat123/status/258322865869443072

    Judy S
    pookiecat123 at yahoo dot com

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  16. I would like Oct 25th.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  17. This is great! I would be interested in attending either of the first two.

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  18. I would like to attend the Oct 23 session. Thanks!

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  19. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/258346369130061824

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  20. I'd like to attend the Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11

    nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

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  21. https://twitter.com/aMomOfBoys/status/258353350083506176

    nathansmommy619(At)Aol(dot)com

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  22. The Oct. 23 at 1p ET is the one I would want.

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  23. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/JenniferCNP/status/258355022490894338

    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  24. Oct. 23 at 1p ET –
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  25. Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  26. tweet
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/258434589901602816

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  27. I would attend the Oct. 23rd session.
    mom22girlz at ymail dot com

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  28. tweeted https://twitter.com/mom22girlz/status/258441453351608320
    mom22girlz at ymail dot com

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  29. I would attend the Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11

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  30. tweet https://twitter.com/hburmeister/status/258517531562745859

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  31. I'd like to attend the Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11
    sandy1955@comcast.net

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  32. I would attend the Oct 23. session. Thanks!
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  33. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydinpa/status/258571545335709697

    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  34. Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11
    lindseygain@gmail.com

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  35. https://twitter.com/WeeShareLindsey/status/258608095805177856

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  36. Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11
    jlapage@labiomed.org

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  37. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/janineannlapage/status/258631777067872256
    jlapage@labiomed.org

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  38. I would like to attend the October 24th session

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  39. I just watched your video on abuse. I'm so sorry that happened to you. You're so strong and brave for having the courage to open up to your husband and everyone else.

    Regarding the giveaway, I would be interested in going to the Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11.

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  40. The one for kids 8 to 11 years old.
    reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

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  41. Id like to see the one for the youngest kids
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  42. the first one
    gkuroda(at)gmail(d0T)com

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  43. The Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11

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  44. I'd like to attend the 25th, but the time is wrong for me.

    @Misty, love your avatar.

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  45. The Oct 25th one works best for me buckyandtux at gmail dot com

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  46. tweet https://twitter.com/88MichelleS/status/258728312011100160

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  47. I would like to go to the Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  48. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/258742411071737856
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  49. the 23rd please
    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  50. https://twitter.com/organicmommyluv/status/258744120485490688

    hancoci_s at msn dot com

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  51. Oct 23
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  52. I would like to attend 10/25 session
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  53. Oct. 25 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 15-17 for me

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  54. My tweet :0) https://twitter.com/Battle_Cry87/status/258775187330314240

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  55. So sorry!junerlisle at gmail dot com.

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  56. I would like to attend the October 23rd session.
    schramerm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I would love to attend the 10/23 session.
    schramerm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I'd like to attend the Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11

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  59. I would be most interested in the class For kids 15-17.

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  60. I have kids in upper ranges. We live in Missouri.

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  61. I'd like to attend the Oct. 25 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 15-17.

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  62. I would like to attend the Oct 24 session. (Corey Olomon)(CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

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  63. I tweeted at: https://twitter.com/CoreyOlomonWA/status/258851449969192960 (Corey Olomon)(CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

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  64. October 23
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

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  65. I'm most concerned with cyber bullying, kids can be so mean! livinglearningeating AT gmail DOT com

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  66. And October 23, for kids 8-11 (my household has a 7 year old)! livinglearningeating AT gmail DOT com

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  67. I would like to attend Oct. 23 at 1p ET
    poniabaum at gmail dot com

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  68. Oct 25

    iluvtennis2004 at aol.com

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  69. I would be most interested in Oct 23. I don't have kids, but I do babysit kids in that age range so it would be good to know.

    aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  70. I also tweeted about the giveaway -- https://twitter.com/aandj8804/status/258924234422755328

    aandj8804[at]gmail.com

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  71. I'd like to attend the Oct 24th session. I work with children that age and would love the information to share.

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  72. I have an 8 year old, and a 9 year old, so I'd like to attend the Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  73. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/258946178933219329

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  74. I would like to attend the Oct. 25 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 15-17 session please!
    Because this is the group of kids you really need to keep an eye on.
    I remember how I was at that age, and if my kids are anything like myself then I'll have to keep
    my eyes AND ears open.

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  75. I sent a tweet!

    https://twitter.com/Ruehlbabe925/status/258951609768345601

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  76. i would probably attend the Oct. 25 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 15-17

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  77. Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  78. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/258987115952615424

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  79. I would choose the Oct. 25 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 15-17.
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  80. Tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/ArtsyChaos/status/258999091571339264
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  81. Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  82. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/JT2ofusanddeals/status/259018069882597376

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  83. I'd like to attend the session on Oct 25 at 1 PM ET.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  84. I would like to attend the Oct. 24 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 12-14 session
    rjwashington2000@yahoo.com

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  85. tweet
    rjwashington2000@yahoo.com
    https://twitter.com/mngirlinssp/status/259089302972137473

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  86. Definitely could use the Oct. 24 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 12-14 session for my daughter. She's phone crazy and hates us for giving her a pay as you go phone LOL.

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  87. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/NewMommiezBlend/status/259107902386757632

    Also, sorry I for got to leave my contact info in my last comment.

    richelle_grady at hotmail dot com

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  88. I would attend the Oct 25 session! Thanks!

    ineedadietcoke at aol dot com

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  89. https://twitter.com/Christy41970/status/259109737847726080

    I tweeted this 10/18/12

    ineedadietcoke at aol dot com

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  90. I would attend the Oct. 25th session.

    amyldalrymple@gmail.com

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  91. I would attend oct. 23rd

    amber.perkins1(at)yahoo.com

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  92. https://twitter.com/PerksTx/status/259134126458810369

    amber.perkins1(at)yahoo.com

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  93. I would like to attend the October 25 session please. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  94. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/kdonelson/status/259140286553391104

    kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  95. Oct. 24 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 12-14


    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  96. https://twitter.com/sibabe64/status/259143867109085184

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  97. https://twitter.com/poniabaum/status/259222550331133953
    poniabaum at gmail dot com

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  98. I would attend the Oct. 25 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 15-17
    session.

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  99. Oct. 24 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 12-14
    I have two kids in this age category :)

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  100. I would attend the Oct 23rd session

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  101. I retweeted this post
    https://twitter.com/taralieb/status/259324624607776768

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  102. Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11

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  103. The Oct 25th session would be my choice!

    dsickles at hotmail dot com

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  104. I would attend the Oct 24 session.

    maloydeals at gmail dot com

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  105. Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  106. I would attend the October 23rd session.
    debra.pauley63@gmail.com

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  107. We don't own smartphones in our house either. We have pre-historic cell phones haha! I would attend the Oct. 25th session

    mosquints(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  108. tweeted https://twitter.com/mosquints/status/259342366752780291

    mosquints(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  109. I would attend the Oct. 25th session!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. I'd attend the Oct. 25 session.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  111. https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/259351997214507008
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  112. I'd like to attend the one on October 23rd. ispitonjunkmail at gmail dot com

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  113. I'd be most interested in the last one for the older young people. I know very few children in the younger age groups who have phones.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    pennies.points.prizes at gmail dot com

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  114. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/CloverMunro/status/259368427100188673

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  115. October 23rd!

    giveohgiveaway at gmail dot com

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  116. October 24 session kaseycone@yahoo.com

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  117. Oct 25 thanks
    Kendraco22@yahoo.com

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  118. Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11

    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mommyluck13/status/259400313658802176

    @mommyluck13
    Shannieteaparty
    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. The october 23 session! Thanks for the chance!

    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

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  121. I tweeted about this!
    https://twitter.com/getinonthewins/status/259400740559273984

    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

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  122. Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11

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  123. https://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/259405976006959104

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  124. I would like to attend the Oct 23 session. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  125. Oct. 25 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 15-17

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  126. I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/chellesyvonne/status/259406813475246082

    spayde.michelle@gmail.com

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  127. http://twitter.com/MrsMChappell/statuses/259407026201980928
    Tweeted
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  128. My brother is 13 so Oct 24 would be good! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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  129. I would like to attend the October 24th session

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  130. I would do Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11

    twotil at yahoo dot com

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  131. https://twitter.com/twotil/status/259417165688614913

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  132. I'd attend Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  133. tweet
    https://twitter.com/wildnmild4u/status/259425098832945152

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  134. We like this session - Oct. 24 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 12-14.
    thank you

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  135. Tweet: https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/259431956750671873

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  136. I would choose the Oct. 23rd giveaway, but unfortunately it is when I am working. Thank you for the giveaway!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

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  137. I shared on twitter:
    https://twitter.com/girlygirlugh/status/259439803823702017

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

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  138. would like the October 23
    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

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  139. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/hbgarden/status/259459809684889600

    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

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  140. I would aattend oct 24th
    choochoo1717@hotmail.com

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  141. Oct. 25 at 1pm ET
    krazekatlady at gmail dot com

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  142. https://twitter.com/britibee/status/259466603832434688

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  143. Tweeted https://twitter.com/happeegirl/status/259466712393609217

    krazekatlady at gmail dot com

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  144. I would love to attend the session on the 23rd
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  145. I'd like to attend the Oct. 24 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 12-14 session

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  146. Tweet

    https://twitter.com/Grannylove38/status/259482131707879425

    callawishes(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  147. I would like to attend the Oct. 24 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 12-14 session!
    kirkpatrick_10.3.10@hotmail.com

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  148. I'd like to attend the Oct. 24 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 12-14 session
    kirkpatrick_10.3.10@hotmail.com

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  149. The session on Oct. 23.
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

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  150. Thanks for the post and chance to win. I'd like to attend the Oct 24 1 pm sessino that is for kids 12-14. Happy Halloween!

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  151. I also tweeted this giveaway here

    https://twitter.com/nola727/status/259490054672613376

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  152. I would like to attend the Oct. 23 at 1p ET – mobile safety for kids 8-11 session.
    Thank You So Much!

    Fiona N

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  153. I tweeted this awesome giveaway: https://twitter.com/ciao6211/status/259495673274171393
    Thank You!

    Fiona N
    iceyogurt(at)gmail(dot)com

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  154. I'd like to attend the October 25th session! Thank you!
    allishagold at volcano dot net

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  155. I tweeted your giveaway here! https://twitter.com/AllishaGold/status/259499346482040832

    allishagold at volcano dot net

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  156. Oct. 24 at 1p ET
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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