THANK YOU EVERYONE! We have reached our quota of 100 posts. We are reviewing current submissions to make sure they are qualified. You will be notified via email if you were one of the qualifying participants. Thanks for participating!
Take out the trash, eat your broccoli—who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she’s nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. Produced by the team behind “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” and “The Polar Express,” “Mars Needs Moms” showcases Milo’s quest to save his mom—a wild adventure in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D that involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling). With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a rebel Martian girl called Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), Milo just might find his way back to his mom—in more ways than one.
In honor of the March 11th release of "Mars Needs Moms," SocialMoms is bringing you an entertaining new blogging program that asks you what are the top ten things you think your kids would miss most about you if you were abducted by aliens/Martians? Will they miss your warm, home-cooked meals? Will they miss the games you play at bath time? Do you think they'll miss your hugs the most? Will they miss your silly jokes or goofy laugh? Maybe your bedtime stories would be longed for? We’d love to hear what you think your kids would miss most about you in a thoughtful, original blog post.
We're looking for quality over speed, so please read on.
How it works:
We are looking for one hundred creative, original and authentic submissions of high quality. Please stay on topic. Create an original post on your blog, in 400 words or more (using your own words), outlining the top ten things your kids would miss most about you if you were abducted by aliens. Include a thoughtful introduction, original content within the body of your post, and a conclusion. Check your spelling and your grammar. You must also include the disclosure statement 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 $25 Amazon.com gift card!
Highlights and excerpts from your posts, will be featured on http://marsneedsmoms.socialmoms.com, and distributed across the web for all to see. The blogging program starts on February 28, 2011 and the submission window closes at 11:59pm PST on March 29, 2011. We will contact the qualifying bloggers on or about April 5, 2011. Full terms and conditions are posted for your review at http://marsneedsmoms.socialmoms.com/terms.
Rewards for Participating:
The first 100 qualifying participants will receive a $25 Amazon.com gift card! See Terms and Conditions.
To participate, we ask that you:
1. Create an original blog post on your blog, in 400 words or more, sharing the top ten things you think your kids would miss most about you if you were abducted by aliens. 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 unoriginal content 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. Participants must include the following disclosure as a footnote of their post:
“I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms blogging program, for a gift card worth $25. For more information on how you can participate, click here.” (make sure you link to http://marsneedsmoms.socialmoms.com/about)
3. Install the campaign widget in the side bar of your blog.
Get Widget Here
4. Log on to your Twitter account, www.twitter.com, and send a tweet including a link to your blog post with the hashtags #MarsNeedsMoms and #ad
5. Return to www.SocialMoms.com 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.)
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.com and www.twitter.com websites to participate and at least 18 years of age or older at time of submission. By participating in this promotion, you agree to be subject to the Terms and Conditions. Please see SocialMoms FAQs for more information on blogging programs.
Mars Needs Moms Movie Trailer - Rated PG, Walt Disney Pictures, In Theaters 3/11/11
About Mars Needs Moms
Produced by the team behind “Disney’s A Christmas Carol” and “The Polar Express,” “Mars Needs Moms” showcases nine-year-old Milo’s (Seth Green) quest to save his mom (Joan Cusack) from Martians—a wild adventure in Disney Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D that involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling).
Like Mars Needs Moms on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MarsNeedsMomsMovie
Walt Disney Pictures on Twitter: http://twitter.com/disneypictures
Widget and Disclaimer.
tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/threedifferent/status/42348107387777024
Installed widget and included disclosure
I have the widget in my sidebar, and here are the links to my tweet and to my post:
Thanks so much for the opportunity! It was fun!
I am unable to post the widget, it makes my whole blog go blank when posted.
Thank you for another fabulous opportunity.
Widget in sidebar, disclaimer in post.
Disclosed & widget added.
Oops - posted the wrong tweet link - here you go!
Lori Pace said:
I wear the widget on my right sidebar!
everything else is also a go.
Widget installed, disclosure in post.
Sounds like a fun movie (and one my kids need to see, too....)