Thank You Mom Reunions

Remember when P&G used the winter Olympics to make me us cry?

What I didn’t realize at the time is that the Thank You Mom Campaign also included financial support for athlete’s parents. If that doesn’t make your heart melt, I don’t know what will.

Right now P&G is giving away substantial gifts ($1,000 gift cards and a video camera) that will cover or defray the cost of a reunion with mom. Here’s how you can enter to win.

Go to and submit a 100-word essay describing why you would like to be reunited with your mom.

From the site:

Judges will choose 30 finalists based on the following criteria:

  • Originality & Creativity of Essay — 40%
  • Overall Inspiration of Quality of Essay — 25%
  • Appropriateness of Essay to Contest Theme — 25%
  • Appropriateness of Title to Essay — 10%

In the event of a tie during judging, the tie will be broken based on the highest score for Originality & Creativity.

During the last week of each month the 30 finalists will have their essays published and we can go to to and cry like babies vote for the best entries. Of the thirty finalists YOUR VOTE determines who the winning 15 are. This contest runs all the way through November. Every month there are 30 new finalists. During the last week of each month there is voting, and 15 lucky kids will get reunion money so they can get together with their moms.

Originality & Creativity matter? I can give you Originality & Creativity.

How about a limerick? There once was a daughter from Cali….

Perhaps a “my mom is wackier than your mom” theme? I mean the winners will be getting video cameras, and are encouraged to share the reunion. Why not a wacky reunion?

Binary! You could write a binary essay: 01001001 00100000 01101100 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01101101 01111001 00100000 01101101 01101111 01101101 00100000 01110011 01101111 00100000 01101101 01110101 01100011 01101000 (that reads: I love my mom so much). Maybe not binary, you’d use up your character limit pretty quickly.

Here’s the thing, you only get 100 words to tell P&G why you’d like to be reunited with your mom. Be creative, be splendid…. OMG be $1,000 closer to mom.

There will be 15 winners. I hope one of my readers can be one of them.

This post is sponsored by P&G

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