Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Return the Love



Your mom has given you a lot, so what are you giving her for Mother's Day?  Western Union is encouraging people to Return the Love this Mother's Day.  With Western Union you can now send cash in the form of a gift card.  You can send one to your mom this year to make sure she gets just what she wants!

I am not sure how you feel about giving or receiving gift cards as a present, but I love it!  It is like two presents!  The item I buy and the shopping trip to buy it.  I think shopping is more than half the fun, especially when I get to do it alone without any kids in tow!

To celebrate your Mom and the Return to Love campaign with Western Union, you can share the best thing about your mom on their Facebook page, you can share a picture of you and your mom on their Flickr group, and you can enter to win a $50 Western Union gift card here!  I get to give away FIVE of them!!

To enter to win one of the $50 gift cards (that can be used anywhere that accepts Visa), leave a comment here on this post.  Tell me what you are getting your mother for Mother's Day, what your children could to to Return the Love this Sunday, or just what you would do with an extra $50!

For more entries:

Head over to Facebook.  'Like' the Western Union Facebook page and leave a comment HERE.

While you are there, you can 'Like' my page if you want to as well!  Already have, that counts too!

Check out the Return the Love Flickr page and upload a picture of you and your mom and you get one more entry!

You can even get an entry for being a Follower of my review/giveaway blog (that is this one!)
Make sure to leave a separate comment for each of these entries!

You can enter until midnight Eastern time on Saturday May 8th.  I will pick five winners on Monday, May 10th.  Winner will be chosen at random from all entries received, but only one gift card per winner (you can't win all 5...sorry).

Good luck and Happy Mother's Day!!

191 comments:

  1. I got my mom a bunch of marble tile. It is what she really wanted.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I follow the giveaway blog now.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh man, if I had an extra 50 bucks, I would go buy me a new outfit!! I just had a baby, and still can't fit into my old pre baby clothes, so I wear atheletic pants alllll the time! And I'm sending my mom $$ so she can go get a pedicure!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I liked Western Union and posted comment about what I love about my mother.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am getting my mother a handprint art frame from her grandson, and a homemade swiffer cloth

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'd use it as an engagement present for my sister.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I liked the western union fb page!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm making my mom a washer necklace with her grandkids' names stamped on it.

    ReplyDelete
  9. i will either take her to lunch or for a pedicure

    ReplyDelete
  10. this year, i'm giving my mother the gift of becoming a grandmother ♥

    ReplyDelete
  11. ... i would use the $50 gc to take a very sweet elderly lady who lives nearby and has no family close out to dinner and give her some flowers on Mother's day.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am a FOLLOWER!!! LOVE your blog!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. You know I'm a follower! I haven't picked out anything for my mom. . . my bad. . .

    ReplyDelete
  14. I am giving my mom Flowers for her flower bed... and I am planting them. Then we get to watch the flowers grow all summer!! So fun!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am getting the grandma's some photo books with pics of the grandkiddos.

    ReplyDelete
  16. i am getting my mom flowers and my daughter is giving me artwork she has made at school...we all plan on having lunch together. ♥

    ReplyDelete
  17. i follow your other blog & am now following this one too!
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  18. My boys and I go to the local nursery and pick out a big pretty hanging basket full of flowers for my mom every year, its a Mothers Day tradition. Then my Dad and husband get together and make us all dinner. ♥

    Amanda
    ohmandie7@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I'm a facebook fan of you!!

    Amanda
    ohmandie7@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. My mom is getting potted plants for her porch and the kids are making our traditional white chocolate covered blackberries.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hehehe...I am WAY ahead of the game. Last week, when hubs took a business trip to where my parents live, I sent Mom's mother's Day gift along with him - a ricrac dahlia brooch. Ssssh...it's a secret!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Well not to make this a sad comment but my mother passed in 2002 when I was 30 so Mother's day is no longer the same. Her birthday is also in May so for Mother's Day I will go to her gravesite and leave Daisies, her favorite flower. I will also travel to see my Mother in-Law and give her some gardening items. Her birthday is also this weekend!

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I made my mom a frame to go along with some flowers!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I am a follower, and a FB "like"-er!

    My mom got a silver birdie thing, where you put a lemon wedge it it, press the birdie wings, and the lemon juice comes out the beak. It sounds weird, but it is SO adorable, and she went nuts. I don't see her too often (distance), so she got her gift a little early-- the last time I saw her!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I bought my mom pictures to hang in her room. I bought my mother-in-law cute outfits. For me...my daughter told me tonight to stay in bed Sunday morning so she can bring me breakfast. That's perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  26. If I won a gift card for $50.00, I would gie it to my mom (and dad) to use as they as going through some rough times right now. (as a lot of people are). We 5 kids (adults) are giving to them like we know that they would do for us.
    Everyday is Mothers day for me as I still have her (and dad) and the best thing is they are only 5 minutes away from my house. Now that is a blessing in itself.
    Thanks for a perfect give away.
    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL!
    shegeorge04@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I am a follower too! :)
    Thanks again!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I think what my mom would like most for mother's day is to have all of her kids together but my husband and I live in another state. But she is getting a new granddaughter in August and is coming to visit me in a few weeks. I would use the gift card to spoil her while she's here visiting. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  29. I would probably give it to my mom for Mother's Day so she could buy a new outfit.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I like your facebook page.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I am buying my Mom this super cute set of bracelets ...fun and colorful. If I win the gc, I am buying myself the same set :-). Yep, thay are that cute! Thanks for the chance. Happy Mother's Day to you!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love giving gift cards too - especially to family and friends who don't live in the same state as me. My mom lives in another state so a gift card is the way to go. I gave her one to her favorite restaurant for her and my dad (Red Lobster) and a gift card to use at her favorite department store.

    If I win the 50.00 Western Union card - I think I will use it to spoil a friend/mom in my ward who is a single mom of 5. I bet she could really use it.

    thanks for the chance! :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. i could definitely use $50. Not for me though. My kids shoes have holes in them (not to mention too small as well!). That would make my mothers day! To no longer have to see my kids toes through their tennies!
    Happy mother's day to you Lorie!
    And happy birthday to the boy!!

    ReplyDelete
  34. super mega major slacker here...an ecard? Probably some kind of gift card. :p And from my hubby/kids, I asked for silverwear. Not even anything fancy, we're just running low. I know, I am so boring and practical!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oooh and I'm already a follower of this blog. :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. We are treating my mother to a facial - she deserves an hour of quiet pampering!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Won't actually see my mom till she gets back in June, so luckily I have a few extra weeks to get her something. She likes to support women and those in third world countries, so will look for something along those lines.

    SuzyQ
    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  38. Also a follower of this blog! Thanks!

    SuzyQ
    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  39. I got my mom a watch for excercising. She has heart problems. She'll "heart" it. Would it be so bad if I kept the gift card? We've had to buy a new car and a new air conditioner for our house in the past month. I could use a break. Kim in Boerne, TX

    ReplyDelete
  40. Not sure what I'm getting my mom or what I want from my kids, but if I had $50 I'd get some of my blog printed as a book. It's basically a scrapbook filled with pictures of my family!

    ReplyDelete
  41. I "Like"ed your facebook page :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. I "Like"ed the Western Union page and left a comment about my mom ♥

    ReplyDelete
  43. Love your blog first of all!!

    I'm getting mom a necklace.

    ReplyDelete
  44. I am not sure what I am getting my mom yet. :(

    ReplyDelete
  45. $50 would help take the girls in our family out for mom's day pedi's

    ReplyDelete
  46. We love to spend time as a family on Mother's Day...this year we will be going to a buffet so none of the "moms" have to cook :-)

    ReplyDelete
  47. We are spending time together at the park for Mother's Day. There will be 4 generations of us! my children (age 3 and < 1 yr), my husband and I, my mom and his mom, and his grandmothers...Good times!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I honestly have no idea what we're doing for Mother's Day. My husband just asked me last night, is Mother's Day this Sunday...?

    d_rammell@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. My sisters and I are taking my mom to Vegas!! We've never gone on a trip just us girls, and now that we are all starting our own families we wanted one last vacation just us! Last year this time my middle sister was diagnosed with kidney failure and my mom has been working hard to help her. The youngest JUST moved out of moms house, and now its a bit empty for her. The oldest (me) is trying to have a baby and wont be able to do Vegas again for a long time. We are all so excited! I could use the 50.00 towards a show for us...or mani pedis at a spa!!!

    ReplyDelete
  50. I'm following this blog! I could really use that mani pedi in a Vegas hotel spa...and so could mom :)

    ReplyDelete
  51. I gave my Mother a simple photo card of her grandaugter.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I left a post on the Western Union fb page.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I am a faithful follower! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  54. Mom gets a homemade card from her granddaughters this year.
    cara@caradaniel.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. I always get my mom something for her flower garden. My kids could just help with the housework better and I would be happy.

    Thanks,
    Tona Haggermaker
    haggermaker4@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. Hi Lori! I just read your sweet comment on my blog and thought I would return the love! Thanks for your kind words! I would be thrilled if you shared something from my blog on yours. Just link to me and then let me know so I can check it out!
    I am planning on taking my sisiter in law and mom on a historical home tour in our city for mother's day...It is every year and just amazing to see all of the ways people have restored these homes from the 19th century. We love all of the decorating!

    ReplyDelete
  57. i'm getting my mom a necklace with all her childrens names stamped on it.

    ReplyDelete
  58. i'm a follower.....dont tell my mom, she always told me to be a leader :)

    ReplyDelete
  59. I love my mom so much! She's an amazing woman. She wants some knockout roses for her yard, so we are getting her those. She also likes The Pioneer Woman, so I'm getting her that cookbook.

    ReplyDelete
  60. If I had an extra $50 I'd send it to my Gramma in NY so she could buy herself a new wig. She keeps asking for one but my family tells her it can wait. I'd send her the money so she won't have to keep waiting, tomorrow is not promised to anyone.

    ~Tootles!

    ReplyDelete
  61. I'm getting my mom a couple of cute bird figurines. I normally get her a potted plant, but her house is starting look arboretum-like. I thought I'd switch it up a bit.

    My kids could help me get my plants moved and in the dirt before summer hits!!! It's like 85 degrees already. Crazy.

    renee-whatwouldmarthado.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  62. I usually buy my mom a realy nice hanging basket for Mothers Day something she would not buy herself.

    ReplyDelete
  63. My mother has passed away but I got my mother-in-law a gift card to Michael's so she can shop for the things for her scrapbook habit!

    ReplyDelete
  64. I would spend the $50 at Home Depot so DH can spend the week-end fixing up the house for me.

    ReplyDelete
  65. I'm getting my mother-in-law a new bag.

    ReplyDelete
  66. All of us kids just bought my mom a really nice new office chair...which she is in desperate need of.

    If I had $50 it would go towards new drapes for the house we just signed on.

    ReplyDelete
  67. My mom lives 12 hours away so I bought her a plane ticket to come and see her grandson!! Family time! Best gift EVER!

    ReplyDelete
  68. I "like" the Western Union page & left a comment there.

    ReplyDelete
  69. I am a fan of your new blog (here).

    ReplyDelete
  70. I alreday a fan/"like" your FB page. :)

    ReplyDelete
  71. I am not sure what I am getting my mom. I would buy an outfit (guilt free)

    ReplyDelete
  72. I am getting my mom a massage. She loves that kind of thing

    ReplyDelete
  73. I "like" western union page.

    ReplyDelete
  74. I "like" your facebook page.

    ReplyDelete
  75. I am hoping for a nice relaxing day with my son and husband on mother's day this year. Being pregnant at the moment, it sounds wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  76. I also like the western union page. Had no idea that you could do gift cards through them.

    ReplyDelete
  77. I am a follower and loyal reader of your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  78. My mom loves flowers for her flower beds. I love the flowers that she can enjoy for a long time!

    ReplyDelete
  79. I am a follower of your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  80. I am, and have been a follower on your blog for a while, and it's second (next to my own blog) on my most visited websites on explorer (pretty much means I am on your blog everyday, more than once a day)

    ReplyDelete
  81. I got my mom a Gold Canyon candle and ordered her a custom necklace on an etsy shop. She better be happy! :)

    I really want to win the $50! Thanks Lorie for the opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  82. I'm getting my mom a new Vera Bradley bag in her favorite color!

    ReplyDelete
  83. I liked Western Unions facebook page as well.

    ReplyDelete
  84. I got her a nice robe & may pick up some flowers for her.

    ReplyDelete
  85. Google Friend Connect follower

    ReplyDelete
  86. My mom has passed, but I try to honor her, by living a life that would make her proud. Mother's Day is still very special to me because I am reminded how lucky I was to have a great mother. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  87. What a wonderful Mother's Day gift this would be!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  88. For Mother's Day I'll take my mom out to breakfast and bring her some flowers because that's what she loves!

    couponboss at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  89. Taking Mom to breakfast and presenting her with her gifts then

    ReplyDelete
  90. I'm a happy follower! And I am having my mom over for Ebelskiver pancakes and giving her earrings :)

    ReplyDelete
  91. I am taking my Mom to lunch and then to the Scrapbook store. Thanks for the chance to win the $50 giftcard.

    parodi821 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  92. I liked Western Union on fb and left a comment.

    ReplyDelete
  93. I liked you on FB (Wendi Par).

    ReplyDelete
  94. I would make a surprise trip to see my mom. We live 6 hours apart and I would love to drive over and take her out for a "girls day"

    ReplyDelete
  95. I got my mom a new nightstand because she has been wanting one for awhile now.

    ReplyDelete
  96. My Mom recently passed away so I am going to my daughter's for a cookout.

    ReplyDelete
  97. I like you on Facebook{Deb S}

    ReplyDelete
  98. I'm taking my Mom (and Dad) to their favorite restaurant for Mother's Day. It's my favorite place too!

    ReplyDelete
  99. I would take my mom for a mani or pedi.

    ReplyDelete
  100. I like Western Union on facebook and I left a comment there. thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  101. Part of the fun of this giveaway was reading about what everyone is getting for their mom; I got some great ideas!

    But the post that caught my attention was from kindhearted Miss Anne, who says she'll use it to buy Mother's Day flowers for an elderly woman without family. If I win, I'd like to do something like that. In fact, maybe in some small way, all of us here might think about doing something nice like that for someone, don't you think? Thanks for the giveaway and -- even if we don't win -- thanks for the inspiration, Miss!

    ReplyDelete
  102. My Mom is getting a mani and pedi (and lots of love) from me. She never takes time for herself so this will be perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  103. I liked western union and left a comment about my mom!

    ReplyDelete
  104. My mom rotates living w/ me and my sister right now she is at my sisters and I am sending her a bunch of simmer clother. I have found hany sites that ship for free!!!
    My sister is taking her to get her hair cut and nails done.
    So it's almost like she is getting a makeover
    jjccryan@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  105. I'd put this extra $50 towards our trip fund this summer. We're driving from Texas back to the West Coast to see family - so essentially, I'll be putting it towards something my mom really wants! :)

    ReplyDelete
  106. Extra entry: I "liked" your Facebook page!

    ReplyDelete
  107. We're having my Mom and Mother-in-law over for brunch! Time and good food is a great gift :)

    ReplyDelete
  108. I'm a follower of your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  109. And, I like'd you on Facebook!

    ReplyDelete
  110. We are giving our Mom's personalized photo albums with LOTS of pics of the grandkids this year! As for my children, they return the love EVERY day, so I know whatever they do for me will be amazing! Love, love your blog by the way!

    ReplyDelete
  111. I don't live near my mother so I mailed her a gift card to Lowe's so that she can pick out something nice for her garden. When I lived in town, I would always buy a new plant for her!

    ReplyDelete
  112. As of yesterday, it was decided that my mom, brother and I are going to New Zealand next year for a vacation. For mother's day I am going to pick up some tourist books on NZ, get a map of NZ to plot our trip and watch Lord of the Rings with her since it was filmed there.

    ReplyDelete
  113. I have liked your FB page!

    ReplyDelete
  114. I also liked Western Union's page and left a comment. Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  115. This year I am giving my Mom a gift of helping her garden, weeding, mowing her lawn, and basically tending her back yard. If I win I'll also get her a robe, slippers, and towels too.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  116. If I had the gift card, I would go buy me a new outfit--one that hasn't been spit on, peed on, puked on.... Or maybe some new shoes. Hmmm, so many decisions. lol

    ReplyDelete
  117. I'm giving my mom a gift card to a gardening center for Mother's Day, because she is an enthusiastic gardener, and I am not -- so I have no idea what she needs!

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  118. I'm a follower (Lisanne624)!

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  119. Exciting!

    I got my mom a card. Not so exciting.

    ReplyDelete
  120. Of COURSE I like your facebook page!

    ReplyDelete
  121. i'm bringing my mom to a fondue place that we all love but it's rare we get to go b/c of prices.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  122. My husband and kids are making me dinner -- our favorite spaghetti :-) I love just being able to hang out with the kids on Mother's Day!

    marielay@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  123. I am a follower.

    marielay@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  124. I'm sending my mom a card I made.

    ReplyDelete
  125. I didn't know you had this little secret blog! My hubby is taking me on a tour of a winery I've been wanting to go to for a few years now for mothers day!

    ReplyDelete
  126. My kids and I made a handprint painting for my mom and MIL; I'm pretty sure I got the idea from something YOU posted!! =)

    ReplyDelete
  127. ...and I follow this blog =)

    ReplyDelete
  128. I made my mother and mother in law lace brooches.

    ReplyDelete
  129. My children could just help clean the house and let me work in the garden.

    steffanie771 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  130. I bought my mom new shoes. She was so happy.

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  131. I'm big into heart gifts as my mom likes to call them. Which are gifts made from the heart! I made her a purse brag book out of pictures of my new baby posed with letters to spell out grandma. She LOVED it!

    jjkrutsch8@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  132. AND I like you on facebook! :)

    ReplyDelete
  133. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there - hope it is a blessed one.

    ReplyDelete
  134. Happy Mother's Day! I usually give my mom cash so she can go shopping, her favorite thing. Runs in the family, our love of shopping.

    ReplyDelete
  135. I liked the WU page on facebook and left them a comment.

    ReplyDelete
  136. And I've already liked your page before...that counts too, right?

    ReplyDelete
  137. AND I'm officially a follower (although you've been in my google reader since the beginning of time)

    (okay, that might be a SLIGHT exaggeration)

    (but a really long time is what I'm saying)

    ReplyDelete
  138. I made my mama a pedicure kit for Mother's Day.

    ReplyDelete
  139. I made my mom a ruffle scarf and gave her an Adriana Trigiani book!

    ReplyDelete
  140. Commented on WU page and "liked" it.

    ReplyDelete
  141. Liked your FB page too (love it really :))

    ReplyDelete
  142. I already follow your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  143. With an extra $50 I could buy a new dress! :)

    ReplyDelete
  144. I 'Like' the Western Union Facebook page and I left a comment about my mom!

    ReplyDelete
  145. We made our moms picture holders for the grandkids!

    ReplyDelete
  146. I am also a follower (but for some reason can't log into my account right now which is why I am posting as "anonymous"!) Thanks for hosting the giveaway...and more so for a fabulous blog!! thanks, tami

    ReplyDelete
  147. I think flowers are a good Mother's Day present, but I'm a big fan of doing something like a coupon book good for yard work or help around the house.

    ReplyDelete
  148. I liked the Western Union Facebook page and made a comment there.

    ReplyDelete
  149. I follow your blog through Google Friend Connect

    ReplyDelete
  150. I just bought my mother a diamond bracelet for Mother's Day...got a SUPER deal at Macy's!
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  151. I am publicly following your blog on Google Friend Connect (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  152. I "Liked" the Western Union page on Facebook (Aimee Waerhouse).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  153. I "Liked" your page on Facebook (Aimee Waerhouse).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete