While there are holidays throughout the year that are a little frivolous (I'm look at you, If Pets Had Thumbs Day on March 3rd and you, Tapioca Pudding Day on July 15th), February represents a month that is important to remember and honor: Black History Month.
This year, along with the annual observance and remembrance of important people and events in African-American history, Coca-Cola and Dollar General would like to join in the celebration with a little fun with their Honor Heritage Sweepstakes.
Right now Coca-Cola is offering Dollar General customers a chance to win a family trip for up to 10 people to the 2012 ESSENCE Music Festival. This festival – which takes place July 6 through 8 – is the country's largest annual African-American music and empowerment event.
What started as a long weekend of great music (and food) in New Orleans back in 1995, the ESSENCE Music Festival has evolved into the largest African-American cultural event of the summer, featuring music from the hottest chart-toppers year after year – from old school (Aretha Franklin is a headliner this year!) to new.
The Honor Heritage Sweepstakes is part of Dollar General's Black History Month celebration, the first of several Dollar General initiatives honoring "Every Day Heroes." The year-long program will honor community heroes – from the firemen and veterans to teachers and caregivers.
Along with the trip to New Orleans, shoppers who purchase qualifying products may also be eligible to win instant prizes, including $50 and $25 in Live Nation Concert Cash. For a chance to win, Dollar General shoppers can check their receipt for a special code upon purchasing qualifying products and visit DollarGeneral.com to enter (and see the complete sweepstakes rules).
This sweepstakes ends on February 26th, so visit your nearest Dollar General store and online to be sure to get your entries in. Who knows? Maybe you'll be heading to New Orleans this summer!
In the meantime, thanks to the generosity of Procter & Gamble, one person will be able to enjoy a great set of prizes for themselves, because...
One lucky person will win a Dollar General Black History Month
*Prize pack includes: Olay Firming Night of Olay Cream, CoverGirl LashBlast 24 Hour Mascara, Febreze Auto in Linen & Sky scent, a Dollar General calculator and a key chain.
To enter to win: Leave me a comment telling me the name of your favorite musical artist, band or group.
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Giveaway will end on March 8th at 11:59pm CST. By entering this sweepstakes, you are agreeing to these official rules. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning and the giveaway sponsor is solely responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
A big thank you to Procter & Gamble for providing a Dollar General prize pack for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.