Share your experiences of playing outdoors with your family for a $40 Target gift card!

Thank you for your interest in this blogging opportunity! We have reached our quota of the first 100 qualifying blog submissions. 
Please feel free to post your links on this page after we have filled the first 100 spots, so we can share your blogs with the Clorox team. 

Do you play outdoors with your family? The Worldwide Day of Play is the centerpiece of Nickelodeon's The Big Help, a program to empower kids and families to make healthy lifestyle choices every day. On September 24, 2011, kids and families are encouraged to participate in the Worldwide Day of Play to turn off the TV and play outside. Physical activity can improve health, self-esteem and the well being of children. Teach kids a healthier lifestyle of limited TV time and a more physical activities.  Clorox 2® is a proud sponsor of Nickelodeon's 8th Annual Worldwide Day of Play. So take the Clorox2® Play 2Day pledge to play outside!

In honor of Worldwide Day of Play, we are introducing a fun blogging program! Outdoor play is healthy, fun and easy. Staying physically active boosts energy, lowers anxiety and stress and builds friendships. Share an original blog post with us about the experiences of playing outdoors with your family. What’s your family’s favorite outdoor activity? Does your family like to go hiking, bike riding or playing sports? Do you take your dog for a walk every night after dinner? Do you play fun games like four square, red rover or hop scotch? How often do you go to the park to fly a kite or play capture the flag? With so many fun outdoor activities, the list is endless! We can’t wait to read all about your experiences of playing outdoors with your family! So get active and share your experiences with us!

Take the  Clorox2® Play 2Day pledge to play outside!

We're looking for quality over speed, so please read on.

Posting Guidelines
We are looking for one hundred creative, original and authentic blog submissions of high quality. Create an original post on your blog, in 400 words or more (using your own words), telling us about your experiences of playing outdoors with your family. Include a thoughtful introduction, original content within the body of your post, and a conclusion. Check your spelling and grammar. You must also include the disclosure statement that is below in your post and install the campaign widget in the sidebar of your blog. Then follow the rest of the requirements below. We will review every post and select the first 100 qualifying submissions to receive a $40 Target gift card!

Highlights from your posts, tweets and tips will be collected and featured on http://clorox2.socialmoms.com, and distributed across the web for all to see. The blogging program starts on September 21, 2011 and the submission window closes at 11:59pm PST on October 20, 2011. We will contact the qualifying bloggers on or about October 27, 2011. Full terms and conditions are posted for your review at http://clorox2.socialmoms.com/terms.

Rewards for Participating:
The first 100 qualifying participants will receive a $40 Target gift card! See Terms and Conditions.

Requirements:
To participate, we ask that you:
  1. Create an original blog post on your blog, in 400 words or more, telling us about "your experiences of playing outdoors with your family." Please include a thoughtful introduction and conclusion in addition to the main body of your essay. Give it plenty of thought, and include content that your readers would like to hear about and can connect with! Short or poorly written posts will not be accepted. Copying and pasting does not count. Blank posts submitted to create a blog link on the discussion page will be disqualified. Don't copy another blogger's post or ideas. Plagiarism is grounds for immediate disqualification.
     
  2. Post must include at least one link to the Clorox2 Play 2Day Pledge hub, http://clorox2play2day.com, and must appear as is stated here, showing the link, not just hyperlinking text. Encourage your readers to take the pledge to play outside!
     
  3. Participants must include the following disclosure as a footnote of their post:
    “I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Clorox2® blogging program, for a gift card worth $40. For more information on how you can participate, click here.” (make sure you link to http://clorox2.socialmoms.com/about)
     
  1. Install the campaign widget in the side bar of your blog
    Get Widget Here
  1. Log on to your Twitter account, www.twitter.com, and send a tweet including a link to your blog post with the hashtag #C2Play2Day.
     
  2. Return to www.SocialMoms.net and post a comment on this discussion page in the comments section below, including an active link to your blog post and a direct link to your Twitter tweet. (You can click on the date/time link below your tweet to get the direct link to your tweet.)
Eligibility:
No purchase required to participate. You must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, have a personal blog and be a registered user of the www.socialmoms.net and www.twitter.com websites to participate and at least 18 years of age or older at time of submission. See Terms and Conditions. Please see SocialMoms FAQs for more information on blogging programs.

About Clorox2® Stain Fighter & Color Booster:
Getting dirty is much more fun when it's easy to get clean. When the outdoor fun is finished, Clorox2® Stain Fighter & Color Booster gets out the tough stains, so your kids can take part in healthy fun and get dirty over and over again.

About Clorox:
The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products with 8,100 employees and fiscal year 2011 revenues of $5.2 billion. Clorox markets some of consumers' most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products, Green Works® naturally derived home care products, Pine-Sol® cleaners, Poett® home care products, Fresh Step® cat litter, Kingsford® charcoal, Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces, Brita® water-filtration products, Glad® bags, wraps and containers, and Burt’s Bees® natural personal care products. Nearly 90 percent of Clorox Company brands hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories. The company’s products are manufactured in more than two dozen countries and sold in more than 100 countries. Clorox is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its employees work and live. Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has awarded cash grants totaling more than $84 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges. In fiscal year 2011 alone, the foundation awarded $4 million in cash grants, and Clorox made product donations valued at $13 million. For more information about Clorox, visit www.TheCloroxCompany.com.

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Here's the link to my post http://shopperstrategy.com/2011/09/22/celebrate-the-worldwide-day-o...

It is over 400 words, has the disclosure, widget in the sidebar and I tweeted!  Thanks for the fun post opp :)

Here's my tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/mymunozfamily/status/116873099248533504

 

Also, here's my post & the widget is on the left side of my blog! Thanks!  http://www.mymunozfamily.com/2011/09/bella-playing-outside.html 

 

sumgym@gmail.com

http://twitter.com/#!/CintiCoupons/status/116874187448131584 - tweet

http://www.cincinnaticoupons.net/?p=33343 - blog

Oops - forgot the link to the tweet :)

http://twitter.com/sdenise/status/116874398522277889

Hi-- I am writing this for Angela Walker (addictedtofreebies@gmail.com)

She's having trouble with her password and cannot get the reset to work. :( So, she asked me to post for her.

post link: http://www.thefreebiejunkie.com/2011/09/great-outdoors.html

tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/freebiealerts/status/116871179230380032

rotating widget on sidebar

400 words & link included

disclaimer also included

Here's my post:

http://aheartfulloflove.com/outdoor-fun-with-letterboxing/

 

My tweet is at 

http://twitter.com/#!/Greatgiveaways/status/116874617628536832

 

I have the widget on my sidebar as well.

Here's my post:

http://momshumbleopinion.blogspot.com/2011/09/playing-outside-with-...

I have the disclaimer

Tweet: http://twitter.com/MomHumblOpinion/status/116874752395722752

Widget is installed!
Thanks for a great opp!

Awesome idea! Can't wait for the 24th!

 

Here is my post: http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/09/worldwide-day...

 

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/susieqtpies/status/116875010366373888

 

widget on left side column

Here's mine!

http://www.30minutemartha.com/2011/09/22/the-best-day-ever/

Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/30minMartha/status/116875504514105345

(won't hyper link for some reason - but the tweet is there!)

Disclaimer included

Link in text included

Widget installed

 

Thank you!

 

Post-- http://thebabybirthingmama.com/worldwide-day-of-play/

Tweet-- http://twitter.com/#!/bbybirthingmama/status/116875507135549440

The disclaimer is at the bottom of the post as well as the link. Also The widget is in my sidebar.

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