*** This giveaway is no longer accepting entries – see who won below! ***
Good news – the prize pot is now up to over $500! Even better news (at least for one lucky person) random.org has selected our winner as… Karina (who notes that both teaching and learning to share is hard, just ask her kiddos). Congrats Karina!
As we mentioned last week along with our curator collection, Joss & Main offers small referral fees in the form of store credit to anyone who refers someone who makes a purchase, but we wanted to pay those forward. So instead of accepting the referral fees, we saved all of those credits up in a separate “gift account” so we could dish ‘em out in a big fat giveaway for one lucky reader this week. Oh and Joss & Main kindly donated $100 to get things rolling (and to ensure that we didn’t have nada to give away if no one signed up, haha). But guess what? It earned over $300 worth of referral credits! So if you add in the $100 from Joss & Main, the prize pot is up to over $400 for one lucky winner to spend on whatever they’d like!
- PRIZE: Ownership of the special Joss & Main referral account that we’ve set up, which has an account credit of $430!
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “SHARE ME” and tell us…
- BONUS QUESTION: … a funny / touching / harrowing sharing story. Maybe about the time you had to share a hotel room with your boss on a business trip? Or the challenges of teaching your kids to share? Or a memory of when you and your siblings shared a bathroom / car / wardrobe growing up?
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, April 4th at 8pm EST or at 10,000 entries (whichever comes first)
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
- PRIZE SHIPS: The lower 48 United States (although we do try to wrangle as many international giveaways as possible)
- USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday as an update to this post. That’s right, come right back here on Thursday for the announcement of our winner. Good luck…
Note: We aren’t paid or perked for hosting these giveaways, we just do ‘em to thank you awesome folks for stopping in. See our Giveaway FAQ page for more info. Pics courtesy of Joss & Main.
Sharing a bathroom at a B&B in England. The Scottish couple was not happy that the bathroom was never available because we girls had it occupied.
SHARE ME – My boss decided to go drunk skinny dipping on the first day we met!
SHARE ME! When I was a kid, my family of five shared one bathroom. It was perfectly normal for me and my sisters to all be in the bathroom, crammed it, getting ready. Then, when I was thirteen we moved to a house with 3 bathrooms. I thought we’d moved to a palace!
I’ll be honest, I’m not very good at sharing food, if it’s good. One time for my birthday my mom had made my favorite dish and I un-invited one of my friends to ensure that there were leftovers for lunch the next day…same with restaurant leftovers, I don’t share those either!
OMG Just like Joey from “Friends”!!! “Joey doesn’t share food!!!” :-)
Share me! Hmm, I’m having a hard time coming up with a sharing story… I guess I’m just so happy to NOT be sharing walls anymore now that we bought our first house! Sharing fences will be much more pleasant than sharing walls :)
Sandi R. says
Share me!! :)
SHARE ME! Oh man, would I love to get a ‘share’ of this credit to Joss & Main! I am moving soon and need to furnish a new apartment!!
Sarah R says
Laura Reyes says
SHARE ME! I had a younger sister..and we hated to share. :)
SHARE ME! How about myself and FOUR sisters having to share one TINY bathroom mirror! That thing was like 10 inches by 12 inches I swear. Oohhh the memories (shiver).
I used to have a reputation as being a bad person to share desserts with…I’d like to think I’ve gotten better, but I’ll probably still take too much of the ice cream. :)
My mom struggled teaching my sister and I to share, we are both so stubborn that neither of us wanted to cave to the other, it typically let to an all out girl fight over toys, including but not limited to hair pulling and biting!
I always remember the year before my brother got his license and I essentially had to share my car and time with him regularly…it seems at the age of 15 I don’t remember alot of gratitude :) He’s matured quite a bit since then!
There was that business trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas where at the last minute I went in my mother’s place…and when my dad and I got to the room there was only one bed! Yikes!
Needless to say…we changed rooms.
Share me! I don’t have any crazy story, but every morning I wake up and get scolded for never ever sharing the cover :)
Cristina M. says
SHARE ME! I’ve been known to be an oversharer when it comes to food. Not only do I love to share my food and have everyone taste it, but I also expect my friends to share with me! My boyfriend admitted once that he hated how I always wanted to try his food! He’s now learned to offer me some right away so I don’t stare at him longingly :).
Thank you for the giveaway!
Christa M says
SHARE ME!!!! I have 2 sisters, one being only 14 months younger than I, I’ve shared from DAY 1! Always happy to share with people.
heidi faith says
SHARE ME! Unfortunately my story comes at a price. My friend and I were teasing our other friend’s kid (something which you should never do) about him not sharing his RingPop with us. He promptly stuck it in my mouth and then my friend’s mouth. Within a few days, I found out I had mono and then a few weeks after, my friend came down with mono. Lesson learned – don’t tease kids. Don’t share RingPops.
First time I’ve ever laughed out loud from a YHL commenter. Thank you for that story!
Katie Vlietstra says
Two years ago my step-sister was getting married and my then boyfriend (now fiance) was sadly out of work (political appointee) and waited until the last minute to decide to come to the wedding, which was in AZ. End result, we had to share a hotel room with my parents. Not a suite, just two queen beds. Needless to say, the BF slept fully clothed each night.
andrea p says
A funny recent story is watching my hubby change his very first diaper! It was pretty comical (his facial expressions, not knowing which way to put it on, etc)
I interview people on a regular basis as part of my job. I think that during phone interviews, some people think of me as their psychologist. I’ve heard everything from bathroom issues to childhood stories. Hint – if you want the job, please don’t tell me about your dog’s constipation. I feel for you, but it won’t land you that office position. ;)
My younger sister and I have an 8 year gap in ages so we never got along growing up. Our parents thought that making us share a bedroom would fix the situation. Oh goodness how wrong they were! lol We are great friends now though, so it all worked out in the end :)
SHARE ME!!! When my 18 mo old daughter shared her baby doll with my four year old boy saying “Here go, we share.”
SHARE ME. Even though our new house has enough bedrooms for each kid to have their own, we decided the kids (3 and 1yrs old) will share one. My husband had to share his room with his brother and has so many fond memories from it. We just have to figure out how to mesh the boy and girl room! :)
SHARE ME! My cousin and I are 6 months apart in age and grew up more like sisters. She is older and when she was potty training I wanted too so to kill two birds with one stone we used to sit side by side on the toilet. Stills cracks me up, and yes there are pictures.
OMG! my sister and I did that, but it was a because we had one bathroom and she would hang out on the potty for no real reason and a girl in training has gotta go.
SHARE ME! One of the sweet 2 year old boys I nanny for recently spilled the beans on my birthday present. I’m not sure how it got brought up, but he ran around yelling “Present! Coffee Maker! Present! Coffee Maker!”
Today I’ve been sharing the story of how my husband and I ran in a local 10 mile race yesterday and how I had to finish the last 8 miles with HUGE blisters on both feet. Then I have proceeded to show everyone. YUCK! :)
I will share that this weekend, during our move, we had 11 great friends help us carry boxes and furniture. Now that’s a dedicated set of friends. We are the luckiest!
Really crossing my fingers for this prize.
I spent nearly my whole life sharing a room with my younger sister.There was definitely tension at times. We went so far as drawing a line on the floor to separate ‘our’ spaces… more love and patience was definitely needed in that room.
SHARE ME! I was out and about and my baby had the biggest blow out in American history – and of course I miraculously didn’t have any baby wipes with me. It was atrocious! Fortunately, I was able to eyeball another young mother who happily came to my aid. I was so grateful!
Madeline Kronfeld says
My best friends came to visit this past weekend and one of them decided to wear white jeans out for dinner & drinks. Problem was she had only packed black and hot pink underwear! In true “what’s mine is yours” friendship, she borrowed my nude underwear and wore it over her own hot pink!
Krystle Clark says
This is hilarious! Thanks for the laugh :-)
My older brother, younger brother, and I all shared a bathroom, and those boys were so gross. I used to clean the bathroom with rubber gloves and tons of Pine Sol (it’s what my mom bought — she must’ve liked pine a lot).
One of my favorite sharing stories happened when I was in college, and I’d been sharing new music I liked with my parents. They wrote me a really sweet note saying that they were so proud of who I’d become and took special note of my taste in music. (They’re really into music so hearing that they liked my taste was a huge compliment!)
This may fall under the topic “over-sharing”. I work in a primarily male-dominated profession, so for 10 years I had nothing but male bosses. The good thing about guys in charge? They can’t (legally) follow you into the ladies room. The first time my female boss followed me into the ladies room to continue our discussion was the oddest bathroom moment I’ve ever shared with anyone.
SHARE ME! I shared a room with my sister for most of childhood. It was actually great and we’re still best friends despite years of being annoyed when she would “borrow” my favorite clothes and return them in less than perfect condition.
Lauren Mullin says
When I was younger I was painfully skinny. The task of finding a dress for my upcoming sophmore dance was hard! I checked out a few consignment shops hoping to find a dress from another decade, one that was built for skinny girls, I was in luck. I found one! When my date came to pick me up we took pictures by the fireplace with my flowers. We then left to get into his car to head to the dance. As I sat down in his car, my dress split up the back. It was awful. I ran inside with my coat around my waist. Luckily, I had a spare dress to wear to the dance.
Erin Echols says