I am SO excited to be able to tell you what Sam’s Club is getting ready to do!!

They have FOUR MILLION DOLLARS to give away to charity…and YOU get to choose who get’s it!  Pretty awesome, huh?

Sorry…I could not say “Four Million Dollars” without doing a Mr. Evil voice.  🙂  LOL

Enough silliness…this is important stuff!

Sam’s Club has slated 8 charitable organizations to receive money:  4 are youth organizations and 4 are entrepreneurship based.  One winner in each category will receive $1 million dollars, 2nd place in each category will receive $500,000 and the remaining 4 charities will each get $250,000.00.  That’s a huge amount in today’s economy.  And these funds are going to directly benefit our future…youth and entrepreneurs.  Here are the charities that are in the running:

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Because you’re a Sam’s Club® Member, we believe you play an important role in our organization and should have a say in how we support the community. By voting on your preferred youth education or entrepreneurship organizations, you’ll help determine the portion of the $4 million donation that each will receive.

Visit the Giving Made Simple website to learn more about each organization and to cast your vote.

Important Stuff To Know:

  • Today until May 2nd:  Vote Once Daily ONLINE (every 24 hours) for your favorite charity at Giving Made Simple OR on Facebook.
  • April 10th: Vote in STORE at your favorite local club.
  • April 16th:  Double Points Day!!  Be sure to vote this day!!
  • Follow Sam’s Club on Twitter and use #samsgiving to join in on the conversation (heads up – there will be a twitter party or two coming soon!).

The BEST part of this whole thing??  Everyone gets something!  Even the “losers” get $250,000.00.  That’s just awesome to me.  I think this whole promo is so important, and I think my readers will, too.  I have faith in you that you will vote and I am willing to bet that at LEAST 500 mommy23monkeys readers will make their voices heard in this decision.  What do you think?

So Go!  Vote!

Oh, did I mention that there is actually something in it for you, too?  Besides the warm fuzzies you get  for supporting great organizations?

Sam’s Club is letting me give away TWO $50.00 Sam’s Club gift cards.  These can be used to purchase a membership (if by some odd chance you don’t have one) or to just enjoy yourself shopping.  SUPER!

This giveaway is a little different, though.  I have 2 sets of available entries;  one set for current Sam’s Club members who can vote and one set for non-members who can at least encourage others to vote.

Sam’s Club Members:

VOTE!  It’s that simple.  Visit Giving Made Simple and vote for the organization that you feel should get the $1 million dollar prize.  Leave me a comment telling me what organization you voted for, and if you feel inclined, tell me why.  You can vote daily, so you can enter daily.

Extra Entries and Entries for Non-Members:

Encourage others to vote every single day.  Tweet about Giving Made Simple and this Giveaway.  OR, if you can’t tweet the you can promote this on your Facebook page and link to this giveaway along with the Giving Made Simple Facebook Page.  If you Tweet and Facebook, then by all means, do both.  You’ll get an entry for each.  You can Tweet/Facebook post once DAILY for a maximum of two extra entries each day.

Sample Tweet (feel free to copy):

WIN 1 of 2 $50 Sam’s Club Gift Cards & Help Decide the charity to win $1million!!   http://bit.ly/ctaWqV #samsgiving @mommy23monkeys

Basically – MEMBERS can receive max 3 entries daily and NON-MEMBERS can receive max 2 entries daily.  I hope I’m not confusing anyone.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will close on May 2, 2010 at 10pm San Diego time.  2 winners will be chosen with Random.org.  Winners will be notified by email and have 72 hours to claim their prize.  The winners of the $1 million dollar prize from Sam’s Club will be announced on May 4th.

FTC disclosure:  Sam’s Club provided me with two $50 gift cards to give away to my readers and one $100 gift card for my participation in this campaign throughout the month of April