*** 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.
For a lot of my childhood we had a family of 6 sharing one bathroom, it was quite an interesting time in the mornings!
SHARE ME! Teaching my 4 and 6 yr olds to share is an ongoing challenge… just yesterday they were running through the house tugging a stuffed animal that each wanted to play with (and neither really cares about it unless the other wants it)
Anna- lifefoodfamilylove.com says
Share Me! I don’t like to share food at restaurants. I always tell my family and friends that you can have a taste, but I’m not sharing.
Share Me! My high school best friends and I have two boys and two girls between the four of us–all within one year of each other age wise. Teaching the older and wiser baby girls to share with the two littler boys will be challenging. The girls claim everything even if they have just taken something from the boys :)
Liz Stevens says
My sister and I used to share a room together as children. We had twin beds and would play “volleyball” between the beds almost every day!
Once in high school, a friend of mine and I thought it would be funny to hide behind the curtains before class (our teacher was super cool). So the teacher thought it would, in turn, be funny to surprise tickle one of us. Of course he though he would be tickling a male student and aimed for the ribs, said “coochie coo!!” and got a couple handfuls of my boobs. When I appeared wide-eyed from behind the curtain, he had this most frightened look on his face and said “oh no” in this teeny tiny voice. Most awkward class period ever.
Liz W. says
SHARE ME! As a high school teacher, I’m actually trying to get my students to share less–their answers that is…but I grew up having to share a bedroom with my sister. As the older sister, I always wanted me own room. To finally get it, I had to move into the smallest bedroom in the house–leaving my sister with the largest one all to herself. It’s never seemed fair to me, haha.
When my family first moved to Florida we shared a 2 bedroom apartment for our family of four. One of the rooms was filled with boxes until we moved into our house, so LOTS of sharing was done then. It was a fun time though, always felt like one big slumber party :)
SHARE ME! My daughter and her best baby pal have been struggling to share toys, but just this weekend they seemed to make a breakthrough – they were sitting in a little tent while my friend and I were gardening, and every time we glanced over at them we saw them excitedly exchanging their pacifiers. Sigh – I guess it’s hard to discriminate the appropriate items to share!
SHARE ME! One of my most vivid childhood memories is sharing the backseat of the car with my younger brother. Lines were drawn, legs were put over said lines and cross-country bickering ensued! Isn’t that what siblings are for?
I have a sister a year younger than me and we had to share EVERYTHING growing up- and now i’m not very good at sharing! but I’m working on it:)
Ginny @ Goofy Monkeys says
I have a vague memory of sharing a toy with my BFF cousin and both of us fighting it out with fists and hair pulling – we were probably 5-6 years old. I don’t think we’d fight like that now :)
I don’t have a great sharing story, but as an only child, I still have issues with sharing, even though I’m in my 30s. I still sometimes I have to talk myself into being okay sharing things!
Erin @ The Impatient Gardener says
I’ll share my most embarassing moment. In second grade we had a spring concert in which all the girls had to wear tissue paper skirts meant to look like flowers (over tights). They sent home a pattern and instructions but of course my mom thought she could improve on it by making it a tie-back rather than a button (or velcro or whatever). I was short so I was in the front row of the risers and I felt my skirt loosening. But our music teacher (a former nun) was very strict and taught us NEVER to move on the risers during a concert, so I stood there and let my skirt fall to my ankles. To make matters worse my grandparents were in the front row and thought it was cute and started clapping. Finally some nice mom ran up from teh audience to pull my skirt back up because I was still frozen and afraid to move and face the wrath of the music teacher.
I shared a bathroom with my younger brother, step brother and step sister growing up. Let’s just say I kept my toothbrush hidden in case I made anyone mad!
Kathy V says
I saw your ottoman on J&M this morning and bought it for my living room. I hope you are still loving yours. What do you use when you spill something on it?
We recently had a foster puppy staying with us while she was recovering from surgery, and our two-year-old lab (who has been a spoiled only dog since we got him) was quick to share everything he had. It was so endearing to watch them cuddle up on the same dog bed, or see her play with his toys while he calmly watched her.
Robin Bidwell says
Share Me! Buying our house is quite the story – left us homeless for three months while the banks fought!
Our daughter (1.5) is a great share-er…maybe sometimes too good? I can’t say I’m always thrilled to accept her offers of half-chewed crackers…
I was lucky enough to have an older brother, so I DIDN’T get his hand me downs. We did share a bedroom for a short time, but got lucky again when I moved into the downstairs bedroom with my own bathroom.
SHARE ME! Pretty much any time I fly alone, the person sitting next to me ends up sharing their life story with me. One time it even lead to me being asked to babysit someone’s grandchildren!
share me! In college I shared a 2 bedroom apartment with two roommates, a golden retriever, a cat, 3 turtles, 2 fish, and a bearded dragon.
Having an older sister meant that I involuntarily “shared” everything that I owned, while she kept all of her stuff to herself :)
My friends and I went on vacation and rented a super cheap hotel room but we were sharing the room with so many spiders! There were spiders everywhere.
jenifer m says
Share me! When I was four, my mom told me she was pregnant with my younger sibling, and she and my dad asked if I wanted it to be a boy or girl. I said boy, because I didn’t want to have to share my toys with a sister. They kindly obliged and gave me a brother :) Update–I’ve gotten much better about sharing in the past 24 years.
My inlaws hold one Thanksgiving feast every year, with about 25 of us staying in a 2 bed, 1 bath house. With six dogs. I’ve learned how to share couch space, bathroom space, bed/floor space, you name it. But there’s enough food to feed five armies, and lots of family laughter- so it’s all worth it!
Annika Miller says
Share me! Por favor!
Katie G says
I lived in a dorm my first year of college…which meant going back to communal bathrooms. After three years in an apartment, that was a hard adjustment to make, and if I never have to see shower shoes again, that’s fine by me!
When I was a child, our family of 8 lived in a 2 bedroom house for several years. We spent a lot of time outside!
Share me! I am currently teaching my kids to share. My oldest likes to share while my youngest takes everything and hoards it! So far, I havent been too successful :)
Robin Six says
Share Me! My favorite story is of my wedding day – just me and my husband, no stress, just love.
Lindsey d. says
I am an identical twin so I’ve had to share my looks/face. LOL
I shared a bedroom, clothes, car, friends ( no boyfriends mind you! ). We also had our first job at the same place ( restaurant ) and worked the same shift. Talk about too much sharing lol!
You know you are BFF’s when your friend needs to borrow your underwear…… and that’s ALL I’m sayin’ about that!!
SHARE ME :)
Kelly Gulutz says
As a kid, my mother would buy snacks for me and my brother. If I didn’t eat them immediately, my younger brother would consume them all and I’d get none. As I grew up, I got used to having to mark things as mine so that he wouldn’t touch them. As an adult, I’m re-learning to share with my husband. Although he does humor me and tries his best to not use stuff that’s allocated for other purposes.
SHARE ME (: my fiance and i had an amusing conversation the other night about how life was going to be different when we get married and have to share a space!
Alex Withrow says
My family has always shared food – we intentionally order different dishes at resturants so that we can pass them around the table. I have to consciously stop myself from asking friends if I can try their dish!
Matt Six says
Share Me! Can’t think of anything – yikes!