Friday, August 07, 2009

Win a Copy of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Seeing Is Believing” Book!


A few days ago, I posted a giveaway for a pair of Smartie Pants for girls. So, today I’m offering a giveaway that’s definitely for the boys! My teenage sons have been fans of Ripley’s Believe It or Not ever since they were small. They love the incredible, bizarre, creepy, strange and amazing oddities that Ripley’s has been showcasing over the years. Now, I’m pleased to be able to give away a copy of their newest book, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Seeing Is Believing. This is an all-new collection of weird things from around the world. For instance, check out page 48, where Travis Fessler is known for cramming 11 live Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches into his mouth! Here’s a 28-second video of him at work…



Ewwww! This book is just packed full of incredible tales. My oldest son and I were flipping through this book in amazement, reading the anecdotes to each other and pointing out the pictures. Chapters include Incredible Feats, Unusual Customs, Crazy Creatures, Fantastic Food, Body Oddity, Amazing Science and much, much more. It’s truly fascinating.

SPECIAL OFFER:
For a limited time, Ripley’s is offering this 256-page, full-color hardcover book for 50% off! It’s only $14.99 USD and includes free shipping. (Offer available for US and Canadian customers only.) Visit www.ripleys.com/book-offer to order. This is an amazing deal for this impressive, gift-quality book. (You know the teenage nephew whom you always have trouble buying gifts for? This book is definitely for him!)

GIVEAWAY:
I also have a copy of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Seeing Is Believing to give away to one lucky winner! For your mandatory first entry, just leave a comment on this post telling me who you want to win this book for (it can be yourself!) and why. As always, you have several opportunities to earn additional entries:

- Follow me (@ParentingAuthor) and Ripley’s (@RipleyWorld) on Twitter and tweet this giveaway. Leave a comment with the URL of your tweet.

- Visit Ripley’s Facebook page for this book at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ripleys-SEEING-IS-BELIEVING/92522737686 and become a fan. Leave a comment with your Facebook URL.

- Become a fan of Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook. Go to http://apps.facebook.com/blognetworks/blog/susan_heim_on_parenting/ and click on Follow. Leave a comment with your Facebook URL.

- Put a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog. (The code is in the upper right-hand column of this site.) Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

- Post this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post.

- Subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS, as a Follower on Blogger, or on your Kindle (see sign-up options on sidebars). Leave a comment with your subscription method. *BONUS: If you subscribe via Kindle, you’ll receive 5 entries! Please leave 5 separate comments if you’re a Kindle subscriber.

One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Friday, August 21, 2009, at midnight ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to AmandaK!





106 comments:

  1. For my nephew. ;) He's totally into gross stuff like this.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  2. I'd love to win it for my daughter, because she's fascinated with weird stuff like that, lol!

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  3. This would be for my sister! She loves these types of things!

    orchestratenoise0726[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  4. Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing. I'd love to win this for myself, I've always been a fan of Ripley's.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  5. I'm also a follower through Blogger.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  6. I have to buy the latest edition of these books for my sons every year.

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  7. we recnetly visited the ripleys in sab fran, my kids were fascinated

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  8. My younger brother would surely love this.

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  9. Such a book would distract my youngest daughter's interest in Norwegian church burning!

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  10. I would love to win this book for my 9 and 11 year old sons. They love this kind of stuff and Ripley's is one of their favorites.
    Thanks so much.

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  11. I became an email subscriber and became a google follower. Thanks so much.

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  12. The kids would love this

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  13. Ally M1234:49 AM

    Actually my hubs and teenage son would fight over this book as both are big Ripley's fans! Thanks for the chance.

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  14. Ally M1234:50 AM

    Email subscriber to your blog.

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  15. Ally M1234:56 AM

    I'm a Facebook fan for Ripley's Believe It or Not


    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  16. Ally M1234:58 AM

    I'm a Facebook Fan of "Parenting".

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  17. I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

    Thanks,
    jake.lsewhere[at]gmail.com

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  18. I would like to win this for my oldest son. For years now he has asked me to by him a Ripley's book and I have yet to do so.

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  19. my son loves these books and guiness

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  20. elaine9:24 AM

    My son is at that age that loves this gross stuff-he would think this book was so cool!

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  21. elaine9:25 AM

    subscriber.

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  22. Anonymous11:03 AM

    I want to win it for me. When I was a little girl, my dad used to take my sister and I to the Ripley's Believe it or Not Wax Museum. I was fascinated, stunned, mesmerized, horrified. I'd love to read this book to bring back memories, and then pass it on to my sister.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. Anonymous11:04 AM

    I suscribe via email.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Anonymous11:22 AM

    I want to win this book for myself.

    brandon_ralston@hotmail.com

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  25. Hello, I have two sons that would really enjoy Ripley's book!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  26. I follow you and Ripleys on Twitter.
    "Tweet!"

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  27. My sister loves weird stuff and I know she would just love it!


    texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  28. I am a fan of Ripley's on Facebook.
    Many thanks.....Cindi
    Cindi Hoppes
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  29. I am an email subscriber to your blog!
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  30. I would like to win this for myself. I love to read about Riplesy's.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  31. Ripley's SEEING IS BELIEVING! Facebook Fan -
    http://www.facebook.com/janetfaye


    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  32. I follow Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook. on Facebook - Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  33. I follow with Blogger - janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  34. I blogged:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/susan-heim-on-parenting-win-copy-of.html

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  35. I would like to win this for my son and myself- Ripley's is very interesting. We have been to Ripley's museum in Gatlinburg TN

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  36. Following both parentingauthor and ripleys on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/jblanton41/status/3197121760

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  37. have your button on my blog

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  38. subscribed with email

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  39. I would like to win this for my daughter because she loves stuff like this!!

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I would love to win for my son..he would love it! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  41. I am a blog follower
    justicecw@hotmail.com

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  42. I am an email subscriber
    justicecw@hotmail.com

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  43. I'd get it for myself! I love weird random facts...

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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  44. I would like to get it for my daughter because she'd find it fascinating. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Anonymous7:19 AM

    I want this for myself. I've loved Ripley's Believe It Or Not books since I was a kid.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  46. I've posted about this on Winning Readings:

    http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/08/ripleys-believe-it-or-not-seeing-is.html

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  47. Anonymous8:05 PM

    I want to win it for me

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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  48. I'd like to win this for myself!

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  49. You might laugh, but I'd like this for my mom!

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  50. The book is for me, because i'm person who always looking for unique things. That's so simple :D


    I'm already follow parenting author and ripley, my twitter ID name : akira07

    Also tweeted about giveway : http://twitter.com/akira07/status/3236221191

    Subscribed via email to parentingauthor : akira_world07@yahoo.com

    I will add another entry soon

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  51. I'd like to win this for my boyfriend. My coffee table books are all either history or gardening, so this would be something he would enjoy more.

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  52. my husband loves this kind of stuff, this would definitely be for him!

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  53. I would like it for myself. I always liked Ripley's Believe It or Not when it was on T.V. so having a book of Ripley's would be great!

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  54. Beside my entry here : http://susanheim.blogspot.com/2009/08/win-copy-of-ripleys-believe-it-or-not.html?showComment=1249952682508#c7124493096619072648

    I'm also already add entry by :
    - become fan of susan heim on parenting on FB
    - become fan of ripley

    My FB is akira_world07@yahoo.com (Christian Wijaya)

    Also make a blog post here :
    http://contestandgiveaway.blogspot.com/2009/08/win-ripleys-believe-it-or-not-book-from.html

    Thanks

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  55. I love incredible, creepy, strange & amazing. I want this book for me!

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  56. Anonymous12:24 PM

    my self hope to win

    conector43@yahoo.com

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  57. I would love to win this book actually for the entire family - we love fun things and learning as a family - this would be fun and interesting and get conversation going!!

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  58. My 9yo son Brandon *loves* Ripley's. He'd be absolutely thrilled to have his very own Ripley's book!

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  59. i would like this for me. I loved reading these when i was younger.

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  60. I would like to win this for my nephew

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  61. I would love to win this for my grandson as he loves these kind of books
    sylvawhit@gmail.com

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  62. I subscribe by email
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

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  63. I want this for my son because he asks for it every Chriostmas.

    denyse_g@hotmail.com

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  64. Anonymous7:44 PM

    gladstone7272@yahoo.com
    I would love to win this book for my son. It is exactly the kind of book he loves!

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  65. Roberta2:45 PM

    I want to win this book to give it to my grandaughter who is very interested in the "odder" side of things...... birdson@roadrunner.com

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  66. Jeccica2:46 PM

    for my daugter..who loves to read reality stuff....... jssk13@roadrunner.com

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  67. I want it for myself. I love that stuff!

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  68. I want to win this book for my 15 yr old son. He is a HUGE fan of the Ripley's books and we go to the Ripley's Museum in Ocean City anytime we go to the beach.

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  69. I would love to win this for myself and my older kids. We all love reading the Ripley books.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  70. subscriber by email and follower

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  71. for my daughter - she would really enjoy reading and seeing all the crazy believe it or not stories
    melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  72. subscribe in email
    melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  73. blog follower
    melissa.barnes76 at yahoo dot com

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  74. I'd love to win this for myself.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  75. Daniel M1:15 PM

    i'd want it for me! love this stuff - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  76. I would get it for my sister!

    strycker@slu.edu

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  77. Def my boys they are into Ripleys believe it or not too.

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  78. Anonymous6:45 PM

    For my niece Hannah, who has a splendid imagination!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  79. For me!
    I love watching old episodes of the show. All that Ripleys stuff interests me!



    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  80. it would be for me I love this series,when I get some free reading time!

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. My husband, he loves Ripley's Believe It or Not's! We've been to 4 of them! Thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  82. This book will be for me since I enjoy reading about weird stuff.

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  83. this would be perfect for youngest

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  84. I'd love to win this for my son and daughter, they both love this type of stuff and we went to the Ripley's museum in LA so this would be a big hit!

    justine417@comcast.net

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  85. I became a fan of Ripleys on facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/Justine417?ref=name

    justine417@comcast.net

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  86. I became your fan on facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/Justine417?ref=name

    justine417@comcast.net

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  87. I subscribe via email

    justine417@comcast.net

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  88. I follow you and Ripleys on twitter and i tweeted

    http://twitter.com/ShesAnAngel417/status/3446673095

    justine417@comcast.net

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  89. My younger brother and I! Haha, we LOVE Ripley's! We were watching it this morning in fact. :)

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  90. I'm follow you AND Ripley's on Twitter. :)

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  91. I know this says for boys, but my daughter is totally a tomboy at heart. She would love it.

    Val
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

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  92. I follow both on twitter and tweeted here

    http://twitter.com/lastnerve2000/status/3448904499

    Val
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

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  93. I subscribe through reader

    Val
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

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  94. I would like to win this for my nephew, he would love it. Thanks for the chance!
    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  95. I became a fan of Ripleys on facebook! Sheila H.
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  96. I became a fan on yours on facebook! Sheila H.
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  98. I follow your blog! mom2anutball

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  99. MY daughter will just love this! it is so cool.

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  100. My son would love this

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  101. Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win this for my son, who loves to read! I may even take a peek myself :)

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  102. I would love to win this for my boys, they loved going to the Museum in San Antonio. Thanks :)

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  103. I would love to win this book for my boys. They love "odd" stuff.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(Dot)com

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  104. i would love to win this book for my hubby, he's a big ripley's fan!

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  105. This would make a perfect gift for my 9 year old son. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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