This Birthday Month has been AMAZING and it’s about to get better~!  I’ve told you about my trip to Dodgeville to shop for stuff at Lands’ End’s annual tent sale at the end of July. What I haven’t told you is how you can participate.

I have $1000… YES $1000 to spend on my readers.

Yes that’s 3 zeros there and this is totally my Oprah moment…

I’m still slurring my words when I say it out loud.

This being social media, I want to take it as wide as I can, really spread the love.

This is where it’s hard – figuring out what to buy. I need your help. I could shop for you ON MY OWN but it would be great if you could give me a few suggestions….

So what I need you to do is go to Lands’ End and tell what item(s) you would like most.  I’m thinking stuff like bags, towels, backpacks, blankets… AND AT TENT SALE PRICES this should be pretty cool… oh and keep the suggestions generic – no sizes, colors, etc… I’ll take what I can get and you’ll need to too!

I’m going to take the top 10 or so items and grab a bunch of them while I’m there – LE will take care of shipping to the winners CUZ ALL THAT LOOT WOULD WEIGH DOWN THE PLANE…

Once I randomly and MAYBE not so randomly pick the shoppeeees I’ll let 5 of you know WHO YOU ARE.  Everyone might want to stalk twitter on the 27th and 28th while I LIVE SHOP AND TWEET what I find – MAYBE EVEN SOME LIVE GIVEAWAYS!  Then I’ll run some giveaways after I return so even more of you can get a little “thank you for being my reader” gift in the mail –


I have no idea how much I’ll be able to get – will depend on the sale – so don’t be picky – it’s a GRAB BAG GIVEAWAY!  And I’m a fierce shopper so I’ll be working hard to get the most for my money!

So how to throw your name in the “shopathon” ring?

Leave a comment telling me you are up for the GRAB BAG!

And then tell me in that comment what you want me to head for first when I hit the tent sale.

“large canvas tote bags!”

“holiday decorations – pillows or stockings”

“scarf please!”

“a bag from the canvas collection!”

You get the idea?

I’ll shop for those items and more and send the winners some fun things! – please note you will not necessarily get what you comment that you want – after all its a grab bag – but it’s Lands’ End so it’s cool stuff no matter what, right?

I’ll choose 5 people before I go (who will get a grab bag of Lands’ End finds).  Maybe they can follow along and give me the thumbs up or down as I make my way through the maze of:

  • Big Canvas Bags
  • Little Canvas Bags
  • Winter Scarves
  • Summer Scarves
  • Blankets
  • Bath Towels
  • Throw Pillows
  • Backpacks
  • Beach Towels
  • you see where I’m going with this?

Then I’ll pick more people while I’m there (maybe even some live giveaways) and even more after I get home – call it a SHOPPING FESTIVUS

I have no idea how I’ll keep track of it.  But I’ll do my best!

So leave me the comment!  And wish me luck!

disclosure: Lands’ End is sponsoring this shopping trip and provides an allowance for me to spend – they are in no way affiliated with Oprah nor am I… any resemblance to the real Oprah is purely coincidental *flips hair*.  NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES on merchandise you win – what you get is what you get and no specific orders or substitutions are allowed – I’M ONLY ONE WOMAN!  If you don’t like what you receive you promise not to whine and maybe you can just give it to your mother in law…mkay?


46 Comments on Happy Birthday To Me = Lands’ End Gifts for You

  1. phxbne
    July 26, 2011 at 11:46 am (7 years ago)

    Oooh, how fun! Happy birthday and happy shopping
    My pick is a rolling duffle

  2. Karyn
    July 26, 2011 at 9:37 am (7 years ago)

    Happy Birthday, Linda. I would head straight for the shoes.

  3. priscilla
    July 26, 2011 at 8:51 am (7 years ago)

    Happy birthday Linda!!

    Please count me in the grab bag! My top pick is an oversized tote bag. Have fun at shopping!!!

  4. Kat
    July 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm (7 years ago)

    Happy birthday gorgeous!! Count me in on the birthday celebration – SQUEEE!!!

  5. Malia
    July 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm (7 years ago)

    Ooooh, grab bag fun!!

    Scarves – any season, towels, backpacks. Those are my top picks!

  6. Christine
    July 23, 2011 at 10:36 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh mah gawsh! I’d love one! Anything Lands End, really…anything. Backpacks would be awesome…both my son and daughter need new ones. But then so would blankets (one can never have enough snuggly blankies), a canvas bag, any home decor, anything, anything!

  7. Nota Supermom
    July 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm (7 years ago)

    Wow, Linda!

    The tote bags are THE BEST, but one of their carry-on luggage pieces would be so Linney. (You can be a verb or an adjective.)

    • Nota Supermom
      July 23, 2011 at 5:59 pm (7 years ago)

      And put me in for the grab bag too, please!

      I gave away the $100 gift card I won from Land’s End.

  8. Sarah
    July 23, 2011 at 3:58 pm (7 years ago)

    Whoooo! I’d love a grab bag – i love their totes and blankets, or scarves or whatever… :) Love it all.

  9. Arianne
    July 23, 2011 at 11:22 am (7 years ago)

    Happy birthday you hilarious little lady! :D

    I think large tote bags, beach towels, scarves, blankets…yeah. ALL my faves!


  10. Audrey
    July 23, 2011 at 11:00 am (7 years ago)

    OMG – Where to even start?!?

    Well, their combed cotton blankets are AWESOME! And their sheets.

    I wonder if they’ll have luggage? Ooo…and bags…LOVE LE Bags!

    Have a blast!

  11. Katie
    July 23, 2011 at 10:59 am (7 years ago)

    Happy Birthday… Again! I’d say go for the Beach Towels… Lands End makes great ones!

  12. lisa @thebeadgirl
    July 21, 2011 at 11:20 pm (7 years ago)

    dude…i’ve been waiting!

    quilt baby. i have needed a new quilt for 10 years.

    or backpacks for my 4 kids. teens and tweens :)

    i <3 you!

  13. Sharon
    July 21, 2011 at 10:11 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m up for a grab bag! I’ve been looking for a cute chair for my 18 mo old daughter. I just saw online that they have a pink one with the child’s name on it. So cute!!!!!

  14. Eleanor@SavingOurWay
    July 21, 2011 at 2:57 pm (7 years ago)

    How cool! I am most definitely up for a Grab Bag!

    I’d say head for the canvas bags & bath towels! Can’t go wrong with them! :-) Have fun & hope I win!

  15. Bridget
    July 20, 2011 at 3:07 pm (7 years ago)

    I’d be all over a grab bag like white on rice! My family calls me “the bag lady” because I have sooooo many stinkin’ bags. But I just love ’em.

  16. Alissa
    July 20, 2011 at 9:11 am (7 years ago)

    Totally in! And I vote canvas totes! They’re so super classic, versatile and durable. My favorite totes, by far! (And that’s not just because I was born and raised in Wisconsin).

  17. Tiffany
    July 20, 2011 at 7:23 am (7 years ago)

    I’m so in! Mama needs some new beach towels, so I’m gonna need you to grab the cutest ones there. Give the stink eye to anyone who stands in your way! ;-)

  18. Sharon Rooney
    July 20, 2011 at 6:58 am (7 years ago)

    Happy Birthday. What fun you are going to have, I just love tent sales. Please count me in.

    For me please head for the beach towels, scarves and gloves.

    Anything would be great and can always use sheets and towels.

  19. jaimee
    July 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm (7 years ago)

    sounds like a great time- have fun! a grab bag would be fun- esp of towels/wash clothes or sheets

  20. Shana D
    July 19, 2011 at 9:41 pm (7 years ago)

    Woohooo, happy birthday! I am totally in for the grab bag. I’m thinking you need the Women’s Large Rectangle Tote in the Petunia Rose Paisley print. It’s huge to carry all of your necessities along with your laptop :D Have fun

  21. Krystyn
    July 19, 2011 at 9:38 pm (7 years ago)

    So, you get what you get and you don’t pitch a fit?

    Ummmm..we were just talking about our serious need for new bath towels…so I’m going with that. Yes, and beach towels.

    Oh, and a sheet set. Our daughter drew all over ours with a dry erase marker…..that doesn’t wash out, by the way.

    And, maybe a swimsuit cover up and a new pair of shoes (size 8, please!)

  22. Nichole
    July 19, 2011 at 9:13 pm (7 years ago)

    I’d love a grab bag! Of anything! I would love, specifically, a medium- or small-sized tote. Have fun!

  23. telitha
    July 19, 2011 at 8:30 pm (7 years ago)

    what a fun idea! their bedding looks great!!

  24. Angie
    July 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm (7 years ago)

    I could so use some new bath towels. And I’m *so* jealous of your shopping spree! $1,000 to spend and a mad, crazy sale…heaven!

  25. sara haaf
    July 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm (7 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I love the hooded towels they have! So cute!

    • sara haaf
      July 19, 2011 at 8:25 pm (7 years ago)

      oh and heck yeah I am up for a grab bag, lol.

  26. Kelly
    July 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m up for a grab bag! I adore their beach towels and mine are a little raggedy, so I vote beach towels. You can’t go wrong with their scarves either. Or their totes. Or well anything! ;)

  27. MommyNamedApril
    July 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm (7 years ago)

    you’d better believe i’m up for a grab bag!!! :-D go for the bags, baby!!!

  28. Amy @ A Million Boxes
    July 19, 2011 at 2:59 pm (7 years ago)

    DUDE! Love Land’s End. I just wish I could be your sherpa at the tent sale! :-) Hope you have a blast and your arms don’t fall off carrying all the stuff. I’m with lots of the ladies above, can’t beat their canvas bags!

  29. Lolli @ Better in Bulk
    July 19, 2011 at 2:02 pm (7 years ago)

    Woohoo! I am totally up to helping you with those grab bags. I’d say go for the canvas totes. :)

  30. Erica Mueller
    July 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm (7 years ago)

    Always up for some Lands End goodies! I have a gazillion totes, but scarves (summer or winter!) sound lovely and so do backpacks!

  31. Jen @ One Moms World
    July 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm (7 years ago)

    I am so cracking up with your post. I needed that smile after a busy morning. I LOVE Lands’ End. Just placed a huge order last week for the girls Back to School things. I want to wish you a very HAPPY Birthday and what an awesome way to share with us when it is YOUR special day missy :).

    I am totally up for a grab bag by the way!

  32. Nanette ~ AMomBlog
    July 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm (7 years ago)

    Count me in I’m up for the grab bag. The canvas totes are awesome! And if they have flightwise luggage, that too! Any of their bags. lol You are so amazing for doing this and so is Lands End. Love their totes and swimsuits.

  33. Emily - @ColoradoMom
    July 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm (7 years ago)

    Tote bags make me happy! :) Happy birthday again and I love that you get to have and Oprah moment!!! :) How fun!

  34. Chele
    July 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm (7 years ago)

    Happy Birthday beautiful lady!! I’m in. I am such a bag person, it’s a bad addiction. I have bags for my bags. So maybe 1 bag will be okay. No maybe I should shoot for more like back to school stuff… since I am going back to college next month. You are awesome!

  35. Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting
    July 19, 2011 at 11:54 am (7 years ago)

    I love Land’s End, but have nooo idea what they may have at the Tent Sale – is it everything?? Not sure where to tell you to go first, because I’d probably steamroll the entire thing at once. Cuz I’m beast like that, and love me a good sale. Heh.

    Also? You TOTALLY look like Oprah. And this post made me snort coffee. Happy Birthday, gorgeous. Miss the HELL out of you!!!

  36. jodifur
    July 19, 2011 at 11:49 am (7 years ago)

    I’m in for a grab bag!!!

    Beach towels!!!! My six year old had to take two beach towels to camp every day and I swear only one came home. I’m out of beach towels!

  37. Leticia- Tech Savvy Mama
    July 19, 2011 at 11:38 am (7 years ago)

    OMG! I love Lands’ End! I’d love any of their large canvas bags and beach towels for our endless trips to the pool, scarves for winter, and another one of their fab backpacks because I carry the one I got from the MomSelect Suite at BlogHer in 2009 everywhere! And I do mean everywhere! Have fun and I can’t wait to hear more about your haul!

  38. Busy Mom
    July 19, 2011 at 11:36 am (7 years ago)

    Backpacks! Everyone’s backpack wore out at the same time.

    Also, towels. Ours beach towels have disappeared, somehow and you don’t even wanna see our bath towels.

  39. TawndaM
    July 19, 2011 at 11:28 am (7 years ago)

    Wowsers! Happy B-day! ???
    I’d L?ve a grab bag! Ya know that it’s time to start thinking Back-to-School (at least that’s what the retailers want us to think…) Soooooo… I’d include some VERY nice backpacks & totes

  40. Carol M
    July 19, 2011 at 10:40 am (7 years ago)

    FUN! You get a beach towel….and YOU get a beach towel….:)
    I would love a grab bag, and some new plush towels and bathmat…..

  41. jenn hyatt
    July 19, 2011 at 10:33 am (7 years ago)

    happy birthday!! i am sooooo in. i like the route 63 canvas collection – especially that messenger bag! oh my functional goodness! but really anything canvas and their beach towels are amazing!

  42. Joanne
    July 19, 2011 at 9:52 am (7 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!! I am up for a grab bag…go for the blankets….sooooo soft!

  43. fun mama
    July 19, 2011 at 9:37 am (7 years ago)

    With duct tape, a Sharpie marker and Lands End’s big canvas tote bags I pretty sure I could conquer the world.

  44. Addrienne mertens
    July 19, 2011 at 7:02 am (7 years ago)

    Wow how exciting!
    Happy birthday!
    Heck ya im up for a grab bag!
    Have fun!