Support Music Education (and win an iTunes gift card) from Energizer


This past year, music education has entered our lives in a big way. 3Po and Jammy joined their school choir and have performed at several school concerts and at local senior centers. They're even singing the national anthem at a San Francisco Giants baseball game next month! They also started piano lessons and they practice every day, even though they're not taking lessons in the summertime. The Pea also started recorder lessons in school and she'll be moving on to violin or flute lessons when she enters 5th grade in the fall. Our home is full of the sounds of our kids making sweet music, and for that I have our school's music program to thank!

I know our school is lucky to be able to keep a music program, twice a week (plus the school choir) for students in every grade -- and I know there are many schools and districts that aren't so lucky. I firmly believe that music education is just as important as reading and math -- in fact a music education strengthens students' analytic and math skills! -- so I'm also grateful to organizations like VH1's Save The Music Foundation for their efforts to restore instrumental music education in America's public schools.

I'm also happy to announce that one of my favorite brands, Energizer, is partnering with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, and there are tons of easy ways for you to get involved!

Like the Energizer Bunny on Facebook and Help Increase Energizer’s Support to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation
Now through August 12, people can help support the VH1 Save The Music Foundation simply by clicking “LIKE” on the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page and becoming a fan of the unstoppable icon. For each new “LIKE” through August 12, Energizer will donate $1 to help restore instrumental music education through the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

Help Energizer Pick a Grant Recipient
Energizer is making eight grants to public schools around the country, and fans of the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page will help direct one of these grants by voting for a city where an instrumental grant will be made. Cities vying for the now that’s positivenergy™ grant from Energizer and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation include Philadelphia, Birmingham, Minneapolis, New Haven and Weirton, W.V. Energizer is supporting these grants with a $250,000 overall donation to the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

Power Your Playlist
In addition to powering music education in America’s public schools, Energizer is also powering Americans’ playlists. Right now in stores, specially-marked Energizer products contain a special code so when someone buys three participating products, he or she can go online to www.nowthatspositivenergy.com/music and redeem the codes for a $10 iTunes Gift Card.

Live Performance in NYC with Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks will perform at a secret location in New York City on July 28. If you live in the NYC-area or will be in the area, come join in the fun. The location of Sparks’ performance is a mystery, so keep your eyes on the VH1 Save The Music Foundation tab on the Energizer Bunny® Facebook page, check out the Energizer Bunny® Twitter handle, @EnergizerBunny or follow #EnergizerSTM on Twitter for the latest news and hints. We’ll reveal the location the morning of the event. The performance is free and open to the public.


You can find out more at http://www.nowthatspositivenergy.com/blog.


Win a $10 iTunes gift card

In celebration of Energizer’s partnership with the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and to help power your playlist, Energizer is offering a $10 iTunes Gift Card for one lucky Bonggamom Finds winner.


Required Entry
Leave a comment on this post and tell me why you think music education in public schools is a worthy cause. This entry must be completed before extra entries qualify.


Extra Entries
For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following. Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry with a way to verify the entry (i.e. tweet link, blog post link, Facebook id, Twitter id, etc.).

1) Write this on the Energizer Bunny Facebook page (1 entry):
I entered the Energizer giveaway for an iTunes gift card on Bonggamom Finds! http://ow.ly/5JeGM

2) Tweet this on July 28 (1 entry):
RT @bonggafinds: NYC tweeps! Follow the @EnergizerBunny to find out the secret location where Jordin Sparks is playing today! #EnergizerSTM

3) Tweet this (1 entry):
RT @bonggafinds: Like the Energizer Bunny on FB! For each new Like thru Aug 12, Energizer will donate $1 to VH1 Save the Music Foundation

4) Tweet this (1 entry):
RT @bonggafinds: Buy 3 participating Energizer products and redeem the codes for a $10 iTunes card at www.nowthatspositivenergy.com/music !

5) Write this on the Bonggamom Finds Facebook page (1 entry):
I entered the Energizer giveaway for an iTunes gift card on Bonggamom Finds! http://ow.ly/5JeGM

6) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Twitter and tweet this (1 entry):
Win a $10 iTunes gift card from @bonggafinds http://ow.ly/5JeGM #giveaways

7) Follow Bonggamom Finds on Blogger(1 entry).


The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on August 5, 2010; I will draw a winner at random on August 6 and post the winner's name after the winner confirms acceptance. US addresses only. For additional giveaway rules, click here. Good luck!


Disclosure: I will be receiving an iTunes gift card from Energizer as a thank-you for blogging about this program. Program information is provided by Energizer and is clearly indicated as such. Thanks to Energizer for providing and shipping the giveaway prize. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

61 Comments, Leave yours here:

Mami2jcn on July 20, 2011 at 4:02 PM said...

Music education is important because it's a creative outlet for kids.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn on July 20, 2011 at 4:02 PM said...

I follow you on blogger.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

JC on July 20, 2011 at 8:30 PM said...

It's important to save the music because music serves an important role in education- to encourage, inspire and help kids learn and grow.

JC on July 20, 2011 at 8:30 PM said...

On Energizer FB wall.http://www.facebook.com/EnergizerBunny#!/tcarolinep/posts/10150240212191651

JC on July 20, 2011 at 8:30 PM said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/93885333636255744

JC on July 20, 2011 at 8:31 PM said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/93885143445536768

JC on July 20, 2011 at 8:31 PM said...

http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/93885200324505600

JC on July 20, 2011 at 8:31 PM said...

on your FB wall.http://www.facebook.com/BonggamomFinds#!/BonggamomFinds/posts/143801272367573

JC on July 20, 2011 at 8:32 PM said...

Blogger follower

Kimberly on July 20, 2011 at 9:29 PM said...

Music is important because it enriches a Childs life
Kims2312@verizon.net

allysmama on July 20, 2011 at 9:59 PM said...

Music is important because it offers kids a creative outlet for their energy!!
bleatham*at*gmail.com

allysmama on July 20, 2011 at 10:00 PM said...

Posted on the EB wall
https://www.facebook.com/EnergizerBunny#!/sleatham1/posts/10150240261191651
bleatham*at*gmail.com

allysmama on July 20, 2011 at 10:02 PM said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/sleatham1/status/93908289464709122
bleatham(at)gmail.com

allysmama on July 20, 2011 at 10:03 PM said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/sleatham1/status/93908785835417600
bleatham*at*gmail.com

allysmama on July 20, 2011 at 10:05 PM said...

posted on your FB
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1398720563#!/BonggamomFinds/posts/125290894227570
bleatham*at*gmail.com

allysmama on July 20, 2011 at 10:08 PM said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/sleatham1/status/93909941307453440
bleatham*at*gmail.com

CindyWindy2003 on July 21, 2011 at 10:41 AM said...

i think music education is a worthy cause because it gives kids another outlet to be creative and to excel in, some kids aren't good at sports or making top grades, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

CindyWindy2003 on July 21, 2011 at 10:42 AM said...

wrote on energizer's FB page, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

CindyWindy2003 on July 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM said...

http://twitter.com/#!/carafferty/status/94100018025340928
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

CindyWindy2003 on July 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM said...

http://twitter.com/#!/carafferty/status/94100123184926720
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

CindyWindy2003 on July 21, 2011 at 10:44 AM said...

twitter follower, @carafferty, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com
and tweet http://twitter.com/#!/carafferty/status/94100312478068736
carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

CindyWindy2003 on July 21, 2011 at 10:45 AM said...

Follow Bonggamom Finds on Blogger CindyWIndy2003, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Toni on July 21, 2011 at 11:52 AM said...

I feel that music is important because not only is it an outlet for energy but more importantly it is another form of art and way of teaching children another way of expressing themselves
shortstack77 at rocketmail dot com

Toni on July 21, 2011 at 11:54 AM said...

Commented on Energizer Bunny fb page (toni guimbellot lowery)
http://www.facebook.com/EnergizerBunny#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150240683886651&id=100000356180171
shortstack77 at rocketmail dot com

Toni on July 21, 2011 at 11:56 AM said...

I tweeted (@shortstack1977)
http://twitter.com/#!/shortstack1977/status/94118203332104192
shortstack1977 at rocketmail dot com

Toni on July 21, 2011 at 11:58 AM said...

I tweeted buy 3... (@shortstack1977)
http://twitter.com/#!/shortstack1977/status/94118684905320448
shortstack77 at rocketmail dot com

Toni on July 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM said...

i posted on your wall (toni guimbellot lowery)
http://www.facebook.com/BonggamomFinds#!/BonggamomFinds/posts/194662517255691
shortstack77 at rocketmail dot com

Toni on July 21, 2011 at 12:02 PM said...

I follow on twitter (@shortstack1977) and tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/shortstack1977/status/94119696131043328
shortstack77 at rocketmail dot com

Toni on July 21, 2011 at 12:02 PM said...

I follow on blogger (toni lowery)
shortstack77 at rocketmail dot com

karenmed409 on July 21, 2011 at 12:03 PM said...

Music helps with fine motor skills, with placing the fingers on the notes. along with helping kids express their creative sides and teaching them to excel at something they like
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

karenmed409 on July 21, 2011 at 12:03 PM said...

wrote on energizer facebook wall
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150240690751651&id=100002394242718
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

karenmed409 on July 21, 2011 at 12:17 PM said...

rt-http://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/94120545867669504
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

karenmed409 on July 21, 2011 at 12:17 PM said...

rt-http://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/94123819027017728
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karenmed409 on July 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM said...

rt-http://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/94123976846098432
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

karenmed409 on July 21, 2011 at 12:18 PM said...

blog follower-
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karenmed409 on July 23, 2011 at 7:12 AM said...

rt-http://twitter.com/gummasplace/status/94771646036058112
karenmed409 at comcast dot net

Heather! on July 26, 2011 at 3:21 AM said...

Learning and playing an instrument helps kids learn to use both hemispheres of the brain together. It's actually an amazing method of brain development! Being able to play music also gives kids another avenue toward self-esteem. It's a true accomplishment, not to mention great fun and potentially beautiful! I think Save the Music is a vital and very important organization, and I love to support them when and where I can.

Thanks for spreading the word, and for offering a great giveaway!

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! on July 26, 2011 at 3:23 AM said...

I wrote on the Energizer Bunny's wall!
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10150244196306651&id=100000567286198

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! on July 26, 2011 at 3:24 AM said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/hybroanglid/status/95801614048296961

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! on July 26, 2011 at 3:25 AM said...

I also tweeted this:

http://twitter.com/#!/hybroanglid/status/95801700090253312

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! on July 26, 2011 at 3:26 AM said...

I wrote on YOUR Facebook wall!

http://www.facebook.com/BonggamomFinds/posts/142291945854040

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! on July 26, 2011 at 3:27 AM said...

I follow via Blogger/GFC!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! on July 26, 2011 at 3:28 AM said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!

http://twitter.com/#!/hybroanglid/status/95802439634124800

h4schaffer at gmail dot com

My4boysand1 on August 2, 2011 at 7:37 PM said...

I think it is a worthy cause because who participate in music do better in school and it is a wonderful extra curricular class.
my4boysand1@gmail.com

My4boysand1 on August 2, 2011 at 7:38 PM said...

I wrote on the Energizer Bunny Facebook page (Stephanie Phelps)
my4boysand1@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/my4boysand1/posts/10150250262206651

My4boysand1 on August 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM said...

I tweeted @my4boysand1
my4boysand1@gmail.com
https://twitter.com/#!/my4boysand1/status/98583639893356544

My4boysand1 on August 2, 2011 at 8:16 PM said...

I tweeted @my4boysand1
my4boysand1@gmail.com
https://twitter.com/#!/my4boysand1/status/98592831794462720

My4boysand1 on August 2, 2011 at 8:17 PM said...

I tweeted @my4boysand1
my4boysand1@gmail.com
https://twitter.com/#!/my4boysand1/status/98593130399547392

My4boysand1 on August 2, 2011 at 8:18 PM said...

I Wrote on the Bonggamom Finds Facebook page (Stephanie Phelps)
my4boysand1@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/BonggamomFinds/posts/140911629327241

My4boysand1 on August 2, 2011 at 8:19 PM said...

I Follow Bonggamom Finds on Twitter and tweeted @my4boysand1
my4boysand1@gmail.com
https://twitter.com/#!/my4boysand1/status/98593813525827584

damiesmom on August 4, 2011 at 9:48 PM said...

music in public schools is important because if we need to focus on all things kids can be moving towards for their future
damiesmom at ymail dot com

damiesmom on August 4, 2011 at 9:49 PM said...
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damiesmom on August 4, 2011 at 9:50 PM said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/Damienrorymom/status/99341399572480001
damiesmom at ymail dot com

damiesmom on August 4, 2011 at 9:51 PM said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/Damienrorymom/status/99341629546176512
damiesmom at ymail dot com

damiesmom on August 4, 2011 at 9:52 PM said...

posted on your fb wall as heather stevens
http://www.facebook.com/BonggamomFinds/posts/240185566021950
damiesmom at ymail dot com

damiesmom on August 4, 2011 at 9:53 PM said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/Damienrorymom/status/99342146519314433
damiesmom at ymail dot com

Jennifer T. on August 4, 2011 at 10:12 PM said...

Music education is important for kids because arts are beneficial for kids in other curriculum areas like mathematics.
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Jennifer T. on August 4, 2011 at 10:13 PM said...

I posted on the Energizer Bunny facebook wall under username Jennie Tilson.
jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer T. on August 4, 2011 at 10:15 PM said...

I posted on the Bonggamom Finds facebook wall under username Jennie Tilson.
jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer T. on August 4, 2011 at 10:16 PM said...

I follow through Google Friend Connect.
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Bonggamom on August 16, 2011 at 11:45 PM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #27, Toni!

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