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Stocking Stuffers Giveaway!

Okay, so I’m off topic. No BIG stuff to talk about today, other than huge amounts of pre-holiday stress. I’ll be wearing a harried, slightly crazed, Calgon-can’t-even-begin-to-touch-this look on my face until December 26th. Get used to it.

But I did want to spread some holiday cheer with “Go BIG” readers…with some fun giveaways which are great stocking stuffers. Read on, and enter below to possibly win one!

1)  $50 Gift Certificate for Appalachian Outdoors

Appalachian Outdoors is a family-friendly, environmentally-conscious outdoor retailer. They contacted me to let me know about their “Life is Good” product line, and I asked if they would be willing to offer a gift certificate to “Go BIG” fans. Yessir, they are…so it’s time for you to go shopping! They sell everything from picnic ware for kids, to mountain tents and rock climbing shoes — both online and through their Pennsylvania store.

The prize is a gift certificate with a special code. Once you’ve shopped on the site, the code is entered during the checkout phase. It’s valid until 10/12/12.

2) One pair of BTB Sunglasses

Once upon a time, a young newlywed gave her husband an expensive pair of sunglasses for Christmas, which he lost within a few months. Nowadays, she (okay, it’s ME) looks for inexpensive glasses which don’t look cheap.

We were happy to find BTB Sunglasses, a new company which produces “sports optics” for less than $50/pair. They graciously provided us with two pairs; one for Matt to review and keep, and one for us to give away! Matt likes that they are lightweight. That, plus the pads along the bridge of the nose make them comfortable to wear. I think they are quite stylish.

The pair we’re giving away is called the BTB 2110 Active Sunglasses. They are made from high grade Polycarbonate, and provide complete UVA & UVB protection. They come with a micro-fiber drawstring pouch. Retail value $39.99.

Sounds like good stuff, right?  Enter by telling us in the comments below which prize you would like to win, and which relative you’re least looking forward to seeing this holiday season. (Okay, you really don’t need to tell us that last part…unless you want to. We’re all ears.)

By entering your name below you agree to the Official Rules of this giveaway.

Official Rules:

Our winner for each prize will be notified on or before Wednesday, December 14th, and will be asked to provide a mailing address anywhere in North America. Note: Appalachian Outdoors currently only ships to the United States and Canada, with the exception of certain product brands which can only be mailed within the U.S.

No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners’ names will be randomly selected using Randomized.com. All prizes will be awarded. Void where prohibited by law.


  1. Terry said,
    December 7, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    Terry LaRosa

  2. Tricia Janes said,
    December 7, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    The appalachian outdoors certificate would be great to help with gear for all the trips I have planned next year.

  3. Kerry said,
    December 7, 2011 @ 10:12 am

    Kerry Ignatz

    Cool giveaways! If lucky enough to win, this would put a nice dent in the Christmas shopping for hubby 🙂

  4. Frank Di Minno said,
    December 7, 2011 @ 11:23 am

    I’d like to win the gift card as I feel like i’m ready to be the “outdoorsy” guy at this stage in my life. Who am I least looking forward to seeing? Really? How long you know me?

  5. Stephanie Alpher said,
    December 7, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    I would love the sunglasses for my hubby! He is so hard to buy for these would be perfect!

  6. Naomi said,
    December 7, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    I would love to win the gift card!

    We aren’t traveling this year, so I don’t have any relatives who I don’t want to see.

  7. Michael DeGeorge said,
    December 7, 2011 @ 4:19 pm

    All of them. 🙂

  8. Rebecca said,
    December 7, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    I’d love the gift card……we try to do fun outdoor stuff with the kids, like camping before it’s a million degrees down here. Have a Merry Christmas Traci!

  9. Heidi said,
    December 8, 2011 @ 6:09 am

    Heidi Kane

    Would love to win the $50 Gift Certificate for Appalachian Outdoors for the entire family. One of our resolutions for next year is to get hiking more often and this would be perfect

  10. Jane Taggart said,
    December 8, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    I would LOVE the sunglasses! Since I’ve been having such trouble with eyestrain lately, I’m in the market for a good pair of sunglasses! (Clearly, this would be a gift for myself lol.)

  11. Megan M. said,
    December 9, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    My father-in-law would love the sunglasses and I’m sure we would have to draw straws to see who can use the gift card 😉 Thanks for fun giveaways! I’m sharing the link with friends!

  12. Shari Lynn Alligood said,
    December 9, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    Would love to win this thank you!! Happy Holidays, everyone!

    • Shari Lynn Alligood said,
      December 9, 2011 @ 10:51 am

      oops forgot to mention I’d love to win the Gift Card!! I love my sister but we tend to clash & after a few hours together we end up arguing about something stupid so I’m so not looking forward to that maybe this year will be different!

  13. Natalie J Vandenberghe said,
    December 9, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    I’d love to win the sunglasses for my son.
    It’s nice that you’re not requiring us to answer the second question…let me just say that my mother-in-law will be here for two weeks 😉
    Hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season.

  14. JoeyfromSC said,
    December 9, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    I’d love to win the Gift Certificate for Appalachian Outdoors

    Thanks so much! Happy holidays!



  15. December 9, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    Would love to win!! Jerrilynn Atherton

  16. Sheri L. said,
    December 9, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    I would love to win the sunglasses for my dad!! He has a hard time keeping track of his glasses too lol so hopefully if I win this pair, it could replace the ones he lost!

  17. December 12, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    We would especially love to win the Appalachian Outdoors certificate! We live about 20 miles from the foothills of the Appalachians and spend a lot of time up there, but more importantly we love exploring the outdoors wherever our world travels take us!

  18. Sarah V. said,
    December 12, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    I would definitely love the Appalachian Outdoors gift certificate! I’m sure their gear would be helpful when we’re exploring Red Rock Canyon. 🙂

  19. Wehaf said,
    December 12, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    I’d love to use the gift card to get some smartwool socks.

    I’m looking forward to seeing everyone this holiday season!