Tuesday, March 2, 2010

****UPDATED TOTAL COLLECTIONS FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA) As of today, we've raised $978,591 in donations through the 2010 Maintenance Partners for Life campaign! This is 98% of the goal.****
I'm not sure if most Americans know, but the month of February is designated as American Heart Month. Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation's No. 1 killer. To urge Americans to join the battle against these diseases, since 1963 Congress has required the president to proclaim February "American Heart Month." This is not to be confused with Heart Month or National Heart Month.

One of the many company's that have partnered with the American Heart Association is Jiffy Lube.  Jiffy Lube is currently participating in the 3rd annual Maintenance Partners for Life campaign – a program that raises funds and awareness for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Movement. This year’s campaign kicked off February 1st and will run through March 14th.

Nearly 2,400 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day – an average death of one every 37 seconds, according to the AHA.  The Maintenance Partners for Life campaign emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy heart and a healthy vehicle, and seeks to raise $1 million to help fight heart disease.  Customers, at participating Jiffy Lube service centers across the U.S., can support this cause with a $3 donation, receiving in return a Jiffy Lube Maintenance Partners for Life savings book containing over $100 in savings from Jiffy Lube, as well as some heart-healthy recipes.  100% of the funds will benefit local AHA chapters in the communities in which they funds are raised.  For those who do not have a local Jiffy Lube, can also donate online at http://www.jiffylubegoesred.com/. Since 2008, Jiffy Lube has raised $2.3 million for the cause.

I am so honored to be able to present this giveaway.  Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women today. Today, we're learning more and more about the way our health needs to change over time.  While some things never change, like the need for a healthy diet, regular exercise and a positive attitude, other aspects of your health are simply due to your stage of life.  Heart health is something that hits close to home for me, I have personally been affected and both of my grandfathers have had massive heart attacks, one being fatal.  My other grandfather did everything recommended by his doctors and lived until the amazing age of 96. 

Education is key in all things, including your heath and the health of your vehicle.   We as women have a tendency to take care of everyone and everything and neglect those things needed to take care of us. So, the wonderful people at Jiffy Lube provided me with three $35 Jiffy Lube gift cards and three Maintenance Partners for Life Saving booklets.  Each booklet has over $100 in savings coupons to be used at Jiffy Lube, and even a couple Yankee Candles coupons. Each coupon has an expiration date of December 31, 2010.
This giveaway will have two winners, each winner will receive one $35 Jiffy Lube gift card and one Jiffy Lube Maintenance Partners for Life savings booklet each.

Giveaway Rules – Each entry must include your name and email(if not in profile). A comment should be left for each entry. You must complete at least one of the mandatory entries to be eligible for the optional entries. This giveaway will end at 10 pm on 3/20/10. The winner(s) will be chosen using Random.org from all valid entries and notified via email. Winner(s) will have 48 hours to contact me before another winner is chosen. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Please look for the You’ve Won email from desperatelyseekingdeals(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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***This giveaway is sponsored by Jiffy Lube and its Maintenance Partners for Life campaign.  The Maintenance Partners for Life savings books and gift cards, as well as the information were provided by Jiffy Lube. The opinions expressed are my own.