First, a quick note to say that I have updated the photo galleries with some wonderful new photos of kiddos in glasses and in patches. Thank you to everyone who has shared their photos! They really go a long way to helping other families and young kids in glasses and patches to feel less alone.
‘Tis the season for all sorts of giveaways and contests, it seems. And there’s some really good ones going on right now. Here’s a quick rundown of the ones I know of:
- Share your opinions – be entered to win $50 Amazon card: There is a survey that is looking at ways to improve the glasses-buying experience for parents with young children who need glasses. They are looking for opinions of US parents whose children needed glasses before the age of 8. At the end of the survey, they will do a drawing and one participant will receive a $50 Amazon card. US only. UPDATE: Survey is still open. Survey closes Dec. 1, 2013. Take the survey here.
Make a funny face with fruits and vegetables and glasses – win 1 of 12 pairs of Zoobug frames: Zoobug glasses has a super-cute funny face contest, with 12 winners, each receiving a pair of Zoobug frames! Just dress up a fruit or vegetable like a face wearing glasses and send the photo in to their facebook page, or tweet it to @Zoobuglondon. Contest is open worldwide, and ends December 9, 2013. More details here.
- Closed. Facebook giveaway with a whole lot of prizes: Eye Candy by Gwen is hosting a huge holiday giveaway on her facebook page. The prizes include books, accessories, patches, and even eye glasses frames. Giveaway ends November 25, 2013. Contest is open worldwide, but shipping may be required for international winners in some cases. More details here.
- Enter your child’s school library to win a copy of Jacob’s Eye Patch: Patch Pals and author Beth Kobliner Shaw are working together to give away 100 copies to elementary school libraries. US only. The last 25 copies will be given away on November 26, 2013. More details here.
- Of course, there’s the patching giveaway going on here, with patches, books and a bear wearing an eye patch. The giveaway is open world wide and ends November 25. Take a look!
And please, if you haven’t looked at the Glasses board book Kickstarter, take a look. We are getting very close to our goal, but still need a bit more to be fully funded. The Kickstarter ends November 26.