Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Getting Ready for Outdoor Fun

In preparation for all the summertime activities we're so looking forward to, we headed to Dick's Sporting Goods the other day. OH, THE FUN TO BE HAD THERE. One of my fave areas is the tailgating section in the store. There are so many fun travel-type games that we can pack up and take camping with us. But Dick's carries so much more. They have golfing supplies, baseball and basketball gear, things for soccer and tennis, and any other activity that you'd care to participate in.

And here's where I want to help YOU get excited about Spring as well. Dick's is generously offering one reader a $50 gift card. Think of the possibilities! In addition, Dick's is offering a unique sort of contest that they're opening up to Simple readers. On the Dick's Twitter page, you can enter to be a part of the Starting Lineup. If you're chosen, you will try out and preview new products before Dick's carries them in the store. To enter the contest, simply follow Dick's Sporting Goods on Twitter, and tweet that you'd like to nominate yourself to be in the starting lineup. (It might go something like this: “@dickssportcmo I nominate @(TwitterID) for the #startinglineup because...”)

WIN YOUR OWN: To be entered to win the $50 gift card, simply leave a comment here on what you would use it for.

To enter the Starting Lineup, follow the above direction over on Twitter.

The winner of the gift card will be chosen Wednesday, March 17. The Starting Lineup contest ends March 31. Dick's Sporting Goods will announce a winner on Twitter.

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224 comments:

  1. I would love to get some new cleats for my son!! Baseball season sounds excellent after all the snow!

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  2. I would purchase new golf clubs!

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  3. I would purchase some new sporting equipment for my son, who really deserves it!

    SIMSHABS@aol.com

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  4. I would purchase new sporting equipment.

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  5. My family plans on doing a lot of camping this summer, so I would use it to buy camping equipment!

    Kim
    turtles8861(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I would use this to get ready for spring sports with my girls.

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  7. cdziuba@aol.com My son has really wanted Nikes for so long, so I'd get them. He's involved this year in Spring Track.

    cdziuba@aol.com

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  8. I would purchase some Wii fit games.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  9. I am in desperate need of some new tennis shoes.

    reallyareyouserious at gmail dot com

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  10. I would buy a new pair of running shoes!


    contactinkspot at gmail dot com

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  11. I would get a new golf bag!
    gray_andrea@hotmail.com

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  12. I would purchase new shoes...

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  13. With two young soccer players, I would spend it on soccer gear.

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  14. I would let my dad use this for something golf related. he loves to golf.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  15. I would give it to my husband to use on golf stuff. He hasn't been working so hard, so I know he would really appreciate it!

    Abra aaclampitt@gmail.com

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  16. I'd get some new workout gear.

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  17. My son needs some new running shoes because he joined the running club at his school. I need some new workout gear, so we'd have to flip for it!

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  18. I would use it on a new lawn chair.

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  19. I would love to buy my young son some soccer shoes. see we are really struggling fior money right now so anything could help. Please help us!!!!

    remi7044@yahoo.com

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  20. Just noticed my son's bike helmet is too small and need to get my old bike fixed up so I can join him riding.
    wendyw329 at aol.com

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  21. Fishing gear!! Maybe running shoes.

    Thanks - Heidi P.

    h.polcaster@sbcglobal.net

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  22. I would love to buy my nephew some new running sneakers. He just made the varsity track team

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  23. I would buy my boyfriend a new baseball mitt.

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  24. If I win, I'll buy a door frame based chin-up bar for body weight based exercise. Must keep fit!

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  25. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!....would love love LOVE to win this!.... =]

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  26. I'd get my son a new pair of cleats for teeball!

    cookiert at yahoo

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  27. I would buy camping pots&pans!

    :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! :)

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  28. My son wants a new good quality soccer ball for his birthday.
    seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. My husband has size 15 feet. I usually can only find his size online and they're rarely cheap, so this would go towards his feet.
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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  30. I would like to get the Magellan Triton 300 Handheld GPS System

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  31. I would put it toward a softball pitching machine for my daughter. Her passion is softball and the batting cage fees are killing me.

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  32. I would buy something golf related for my hardworking hubby.

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  33. I would buy some camping items

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  34. Would love some new camping gear

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  35. I would buy a new fishing pole for my husband--he never buys anything for himself.

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  36. New running clothes for me! I have got to get off this baby weight :-)
    jnieset@yahoo.com

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  37. I need a pair of gloves. And golf shorts.

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  38. I would get my daughter a bike helmet and knee pads.
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

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  39. I'd use it to buy my hubby some more long underwear. He's so skinny he's cold all of the time.

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  40. I would put it towards a new bike
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  41. I would use it to buy new soccer cleats for my daughter.
    monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I'd buy some to Crocs to garden in.

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  43. running shoes and p-nut m@ms for energy of course

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  44. I would buy some gear for our mountain bikes.

    teenytig@sbcglobal.net

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  45. My son needs a new bicycle seat. I hope they sell them.
    DebP
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  46. I would use it towards the purchase of my daughter's first bicycle. She is so excited for spring to arrive and to get a bike.
    dschoeniger@hotmail.com

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  47. I need some new running shoes

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  48. I would buy a new tennis bag & shoes for my daughter.

    sarahkwildey@gmail.com

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  49. I would give it to my husband for golf stuff

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  50. I would use it to buy a medicine ball and weights.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

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  51. I would get some new bowling shoes so I don't have to wear the bowling alley's shoes anymore!

    sphinxcw at aol dot com

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  52. I would use it to buy new tennis equipment -- spring time means getting outdoors more, and I'm way psyched to start playing again!

    klamanuzzi at gmail dot com

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  53. I would buy a new Oklahoma Sooners shirt

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  54. t would use this gift card to buy skechers shape ups

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  55. What a great giveaway! Both my boys (5 and 7) are playing baseball this spring and could use some new batting helmets and bats!

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  56. Little boy needs some Teva syle water shoes for summer
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  57. If I won this, I'd definitely be using it to buy some stuff we need for our annual camping trip to the Saco River in Maine! All the little stuff adds up! Thanks so much for the chance!
    mdz617@gmail.com

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  58. I'd put it towards new running shoes. I am always needing them!
    heatherbland@hotmail.com

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  59. new shoes!

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

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  60. Like their casual pullovers, received a couple for Christmas

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  61. My DIL shops there for sports clothing, cleetes, etc for two of my grandchildren. I would give the gift card to her to help with these expenses.

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  62. I just took up running, and would love a new pair running outfit!

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  63. I would buy sports shoes for my kids.

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  64. I would buy this really cute pink Adidas jacket that they have!
    Thanks!!

    stephanie_dunbar07 at hotmail dot com

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  65. i would buy my 4 kiddies new spring jackets!

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  66. I would buy an air mattress for camping

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  67. I would put it towards a new tent.

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  68. I'd buy shoes for my husband.

    eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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  69. Baseball season is starting up for my son so I'm sure it would be used for some sort of equipment for him.

    indyfree07@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

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  70. I would use it towards new shoes

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

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  71. I would purchuse a new pair of running shoes.

    wwrkster@gmail.com

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  72. This would go towards a new putter.
    Thanks!
    1bmore @ gmail . com

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  73. I would buy my husband a new sleeping bag.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  74. We have been wanting to buy a kayak or canoe, and this would definitely help.

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  75. I would use the card to go towards buying a small tent for my daughter. She really wants to camp outside with a few of her friends when the weather gets nice. Thanks.

    heidibokor @ yahoo . com

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  76. Fun giveaway! Thanks! :) I'm sure we'd use it to stock up on soccer equipment. It's that time of year.
    kimmoteberg@comcast.net

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  77. I'd either get new walking shoes for myself, or new Volleyball or track shoes for my daughter.

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  78. The kids need soccer cleats but I would like a pair of exercise shorts!

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  79. I would use the Gift Card to get my mountain bike tuned up and ready to ride for the spring into the fall.

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  80. Baseball season is here. Time for new cleats.

    Melissa

    mom_of_leinarts@yahoo.com

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  81. I would buy some new gloves.

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  82. I need a new workout clothes

    flanniganmt@yahoo.com

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  83. Under armour or baseball pants--need both badly.

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  84. I would put it toward new walking shoes.

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  85. I would use it for fishing gear for my boys (my son and husband) -- thanks for the great giveaway:)

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  86. I would use it on athletic and sandals.

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  87. I would definitely be buying some new fidhing supplies & tackle.

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  88. I need some new work out clothes!

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  89. I would use the certificate to buy a new pair of walking sneakers for my commute.
    sweetscove at gmail dot com

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  90. I would uses the gift card to buy new shoes.

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  91. I'd love to use the gift card towards a bike for my son - he is outgrowing his current one. Thanks

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  92. I'd put it toward running shoes.

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  93. I would use it toward some new hiking boots.

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  94. I am planning to work at camp this summer and could use some new sports sandals or gear.

    jmsfarmgirl (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  95. Los Angeles Dodgers Sleet Fleece by Antigua

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

    bloggyig at gmail dot com

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  96. I would use the gift card to put towards a new pair of hiking boots.

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  97. I would use it to get a new pair of running shoes! honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  98. I'd use it to buy some Livestrong shirts for my father and me.

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  99. I would use it for a new pair of running shoes.

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  100. I'd use it on baseball/t-ball equipment for my son. He's 4, and this is his first year playing t-ball.

    rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

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  101. I would love to take my son camping, so we'd use it to buy some camping equipment.
    jentam777 at gmail DOT com

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  102. i could really use some new sweats

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  103. I would get my daughter some softball gear. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  104. Its camping time! We would love to buy some new equipment!

    kccarter@mac.com

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  105. I'd buy my husband some hockey equipment.

    annettekz2@yahoo.com

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  106. I would use it for camping equipment...can't wait till summer is here!

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  107. I would use this to buy my daughter some roller blades. She has taken over mine and I would like them back - HEHE!

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  108. I would love to buy a bike with a kids trailer to take me 14 month son for bike rides!

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  109. I would get bike helmets for my kids.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  110. I would use them towards a new pair of shoes!
    Thanks - Sarah Z
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  111. I would give this great gift certificate to my wonderful Father to get some new fishing gear.

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  112. I'm thinking of putting it towards a small greenhouse so we can get a big jump start on the garden next year.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  113. need some new sneaks, spring is coming! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  114. I was use it for soccer items.

    PaintedPony17@yahoo.com

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  115. Little League is starting. I have 2 sons that need some new gear- they just keep growing out of everything!

    denyse_g@ @ hotmail.com

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  116. i need some new shoes to work out in!

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  117. I need a new pair of sneaks and would use it for that.

    mckelly74(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. New sweatshirts for the family. Should we get matching?

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  119. I would love to use this for a new bike!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  120. We just booked a camping trip for the 4th of July so I know this would be great for a bunch of things but I would love to use it for a new air mattress or sleeping bags for my boys.

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  121. I would love to get a new pair of running shoes, thanks for the chance!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  122. I would use it towards a pair of running shoes

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  123. I'd buy a new air mattress for camping!

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  124. I'd use this towards soccer cleats since I've just joined a rec team.

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  125. I would use it to buy some soccer cleats. I work as a sportographer for kids sporting events (mostly soccer)....and cleats would be alot better than running back and forth in my regular sneakers.

    Thanks,
    c.newkirk@hotmail.com

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  126. I'm going to give golf a serious whirl this year so I would put it towards new clubs for me! Thanks.

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  127. I would like to get a new pair of goggles at Dick's

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  128. I would use it for golf equipment.

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  129. I would use it towards Nike Air Pegasus sneakers. I've started working out, but I need a pair of running shoes - my cross trainers just aren't cutting it. Thanks!

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  130. I would buy some new workout clothes :)

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  131. I would buy shotgun ammo. Since teaching my daughter to shoot, she can't get enough of shooting clays.

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  132. I would purchase some parts and accessories to get my bicycle (and me) back into form! :)

    mcj4tlj(at)comcast(dot)net

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  133. I would get some new golf equipment for my husband.

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  134. I think I'd love to get a fishing pole - we just moved to padre island, I want to see if I can find a child's beginning pole there as well - will have to check them out for sure.

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  135. I would use it towards a big, dorky, beach bike with a flowered basket and a bell ;)

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  136. I really need a new pair of running shoes, so I would use the gift card for those

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  137. I would put it toward a new pair of running shoes. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  138. I would get some new sporting equipment for my husband

    gjsrjs@sbcglobal.net

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  139. I would buy new running shoes

    mishone at live dot com

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  140. I would buy camping equipment! Spring is on it's way! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  141. ooohhh I ddont know !!

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  142. Some fishing stuff for my hubby
    Diane h

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  143. I would use it on a camping table for our family, or a swimming suit for me!

    sweepyhead at gmail dot com

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  144. My precious husband: he's recovering from total hip replacement surgery. He deserves a special treat.

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  145. This would be great to win....my boys need new baseball pants next month.

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  146. My son plays high school football and always needs equipment. I would use it to help pay for that! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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  147. I'd use the gift card for new shoes.

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  148. I would use it on my husband, he doesn't ask for nothing and he is n need of a new pair of shoes so this would be his for shoes.

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  149. I would use this for whatever my dad wanted for his Birthday in April:)
    cyclona66(at) aol dot com

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  150. I'd definitely use it to stock up on tennis balls for a busy summer schedule -- we play in a recreational league and go through cans of balls like there's no tomorrow!

    Thanks for the chance to enter!

    gkaufmanss@yahoo.com

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  151. my daughter needs a tennis racket for this summer.

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  152. new softball bat!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  153. I would get a mini-trampoline to use when I watch television.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  154. I would use it to get a new pair of hiking boots!

    stormraven at gmail dot com

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  155. My daughter signed up for track this spring and I would use this to help pay for new running shoes for her.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  156. I would buy Reebok Easy Tone flip flops!

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  157. i'd get a new tackle box

    chromiumman (at) mail (dot) com

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  158. I am coaching my daughters softball team, I would use it for coaching aids!

    franoriordanatgmaildotcom

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  159. I would buy my wife some new tennis shoes.

    goriordan at golightning dot com

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  160. I would love a new bike!

    maryjackgracemomatgmaildotcom

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  161. i would buy me some new shox
    pugsly77@mail.com

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  162. I would definitely get some new running shoes. Thanks!
    pjgirl74 at aol dot com

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  163. I would use it to get a bike rack for the car.

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  164. I would buy my husband a new windbreaker jacket because I "stole" his from him...(I liked the color on me!)
    kateswen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  165. I'd use it for a new tackle box to give as a gift to the family fishing fanatic.

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  166. I'd gear up for a new summer of fun by purchasing kayaking gear, neccessities.

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  167. mama needs some new fishing poles!Would love some surf poles... and a good surf chair!

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  168. I just learned how to flyfish and this could give me a start up on all the gear that I'll need.

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  169. I would use it for Basketball equipment. Thanks

    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  170. i would buy a fisihing rod intime@myself.com

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  171. I would love to have my own bicycle and spend more time outdoors.

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  172. hi iwould buy new running shoes for my son thanks liz boutique1976@yahoo.com

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  173. My daughter plays softball so I would use it toward equipment for her. Thank you!!

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  174. I need some new weights
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  175. new lanterns for our camping trip birdson@roadrunner.com

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  176. I'd buy some camping equipment.

    braaisjo at gmail dot com

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  177. I would use it towards new runnung shoes

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  178. I would use it for good walking shoes. My current ones have holes in them :-)

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  179. I would use it towards a pair of shoes for my husband

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  180. I would use it to buy a coat.
    john ferris
    guapo1317@live.com

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  181. i would get my son a pair of cleats :)

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  182. I'd either buy fireline or put it towards a GPS!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

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  183. I would get myself a new pair of tennis shoes

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  184. My son is interested in equipment for hiking in remote areas, and I need new shoes, so we'd probably split a win. taxchyk (@) gmail (dot) com

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  185. If I won I would buy a pair of running shoes for my daughter. She loves to run. Thankyou :)

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  186. I walk outside every day and wear my jeans to do it. I could really use somepants to wear in the hot weather for this.

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  187. my son needs cleats so this would be very helpful!

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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