In my inbox this morning:
The Vlasic Stork Is Calling All May Babies! One May-Born Baby Will Win Big With Vlasic Pickles! May Is National Pickle Month!
In celebration of National Pickle Month, Vlasic® Pickles is in search of a lucky May-born baby who meets the company’s criteria to become the official Vlasic® Stork Baby of 2008. The winning baby and family will win a $20,000 US Savings Bond, be officially named Vlasic® Stork Baby and receive a year’s supply of Vlasic Pickles. Entrants simply e-mail a photo of the new baby, and a statement of 50-100 words on “Why My Baby Should Be the Vlasic® Stork Baby“
To sweeten the pickle even more, Vlasic® is offering the family an extra treat! If the parents of the Vlasic® Stork Baby want to show their love and dedication to Vlasic® Pickles by making his or her middle name, “Crunch,” the savings bond value will be increased to $25,000
That’s right. All I have to do is give my second-born child the middle name CRUNCH, and I could be eligible to maybe win a whole $5000, on top of a year’s supply of pickles, maybe.
Which, OMG, would totally be, like, the best thing that had ever happened to me, EVER, for seriously.
So let’s see… fifty to a hundred words… (taps side of keyboard thoughtfully)…
By Her Bad Mother
And I will certainly give him the middle name CRUNCH. It was already on our short-list, anyway. We’ll have to rethink the first name – my husband was pulling for CAP’N, because there were some other branding opportunities there – but that won’t be a problem because Quaker Oats only provides a six-month supply of product and my husband doesn’t approve of sugary cereals for the kids anyway.
pickle pick my baby! It would be a dream come true!
Now, we wait! In the meantime, um… BOYCOTT VLASIC PICKLES. They want to pickle ur babeez.