Well I heard it through the grapevine....
that a dried up little friend of mine
is nominated for something fine.
And I'm just about to lose my mind, honey, honey yeaaaa
I was just wondering what my girls will remember from their childhood. What icons will stick in their heads as they are talking to their kids about the TV shows and commericals they used to watch? For me, the California Raisins will always come to mind.
It was the Marvin Gaye song we all loved (in the commercials and also in the movie, The Big Chill).
Plus the animation/claymation was fun to watch.
And of course, the ultra cool Ray-Ban sunglasses the Raisins wore. (Tom Cruise made those shades popular in Risky Business, and Ray Bans made everyone, including the California Raisins, cool.)
It's Time to Honor the California Raisins with a Giveaway
The California Raisins have been nominated for Advertising Week's Icon Walk of Fame and they need YOUR VOTE to get there! (Hurry! Voting ends September 18, 2009.)
Plus, I'm giving away 3 California Raisins Prize packs (including insulated lunch bag, water bottle, plush toy, magnet and snack packs!)
The Winners of the Prize Packs will then be entered to win a set of four (4) authentic Ray-Ban sunglasses (valued at $500) so their family can rock out California Raisin style!
How to Enter
Leave separate comment for each with links to get extra entries!
1. Vote for the California Raisins for the Icon Walk of Fame
2. Come back and leave a comment telling me you voted AND your favorite memory of the California Raisins
3. Tweet: I just voted for the California Raisins http://bit.ly/TO2Ti #raisinsrockadweek (via TwoferMom.com)
4. Update your Facebook status with: I just voted for the California Raisins http://bit.ly/TO2Ti (via TwoferMom.com)
5. Submit a photo of yourself either with or dresses as a California Raisin to the California Raisin Facebook Group
Do you remember dressing up as the California Raisins for Halloween? Did you perform a dance in jazz class to the song and wear purple costumes? C'mon, what's your Raisins memory?
It could help you win!
Sponsorship & Prize packs provided by
Contest ends September 18, 2009 at 11:59pm. Winner will be chosen by ME based on number of entries and funniest California Raisins memory. Winner must include some way for me to contact them to qualify and will have 5 days to respond to my email regarding the prize before I choose another winner.
**Winners are...Beeb (for the memory of the raisin toy with bendy arms), Krista (for the memory of fighting over the raisins game with her brother) and Clueless Mama (for the memory that beginsm "When I was grounded...."). Thanks everyone for playing and voting!