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Come Together Campaign with a Macy’s Giveaway…

by Jamie on September 25, 2009

I was contacted and asked to blog about the Macy’s Come Together Campaign in an effort to spread the word. COME TOGETHER is an innovative awareness and fundraising campaign that aims to feed 10 million people suffering from hunger. COME TOGETHER invites the public to rally around the cause by hosting special dinners in their homes and asking their guests to pledge a donation to Feeding America. In return, Macy’s will match these donations dollar-for-dollar until the total goal of 10 million meals is reached.

Get Involved!
To get involved the public may participate in three ways Host, Give and Shop. My donation has already been made…I hope you do the same, every $1 helps!

HOST- Friends and families across the country can host dinner parties from casual to formal, send invitations and manage party details including themes and recipes on www.macys.com/cometogether. In lieu of bringing traditional host gifts, guests are suggested to make a donation to Feeding America.
GIVE – Donate $1 directly at any Macy’s register, one dollar provides dinner for seven.
SHOP – Macy’s customers can shop for the cause and get special savings in-store on October 17, when Macy’s hosts a national Shop For A Cause day. A portion of the $5 in-store ticket sales will benefit Feeding America.

Now about the giveaway…
For a chance to win one of two $25 Macy’s Gift Cards, leave a comment in this post answering this question…

If you could invite any 4 people to dinner who would they be and why?

The Rules
1.) Open to USA residents only.
2.) Two winners will be chosen on 9/30/09 by using random.org.
3.) Make sure that I have a way to contact you when you leave a comment; either through your blog or an email.
4.) One comment per person, please. Plus one *tweet entry; totaling 2 entries per person. Tweet about the giveaway…you MUST use @bakingaddiction in the tweet for it to qualify! After the tweet, post another comment about the tweet in this post.
5.) I will contact the winners via email or commenting on the winner’s site.
6.) You have until 10/2/09 to claim the giveaway, or I will have to choose another winner.

Fine Print…I was contacted by M80 on behalf of Macy’s to hold this giveaway.

Thanks for reading and please remember to donate to this great cause! Have a beautiful weekend!


{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

Carrie September 25, 2009 at 5:45 pm

i'd invite my mom, dad, brother and sister because i like eating dinner with my family best

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SKM September 25, 2009 at 6:44 pm

I would invite my mom because she's a good conversationalist; I'd invite my friend Stacie because she's never met my mom and should; I'd invite my husband because he does not eat unless I cook something and I would invite George Clooney because he's like a fine wine that gets better with age.

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Angie September 25, 2009 at 10:35 pm

I would invite J.K. Rowling because the HP series is my ultimate favorite! Then, I'd also invite Alexis Bledel and Zooey Deschanel because they're some of my favorite actresses, and I love everything that they do. Last but not the least, I wanna invite Patrick Dempsey because I can't get enough of Grey's Anatomy. :]

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CJ September 26, 2009 at 12:18 am

Well you didn't say living or dead. Hmmmmm, if I could bring them back, I would invite my mom and dad (I would LOVE for him to meet my kids) and then for fun, Rob Lowe and heck, might as well invite his wife too,Cheryl (not sure if that is how she spells it). I would need a bib during dinner though as I would be drooling if Rob were sitting at my table. :0

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Jennifer September 26, 2009 at 4:27 am

I would invite my grandmother who was an awesome cook and very wise. For a healthy debate and conversation, I would invite my friend Anna who is a social activist and the President of the USA. Finally, I would invite Alison Krauss for some afte dinner entertainment. I love her music.

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oneordinaryday September 26, 2009 at 5:25 am

Hmm. I'd want my husband, my sister, my goddaughter and Barack Obama! We'd be giddy to sit down for dinner with him and ask a million questions.

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Pursuit of Healthfulness September 26, 2009 at 8:33 am

Since there are no "dead or alive" restraints on this question, I would invite my grandfather. I never really had the chance to know him, yet he has influenced my life in many ways. I would also invite my parents, because I don't get to spend enough time with them. With one left, Jackie Kennedy would also have some interesting opinions to offer, I'm sure.

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Mami2jcn September 26, 2009 at 9:14 am

I would want to invite my mom, dad, and 2 brothers because it would be a fantasy. My parents are long divorced and my brothers live in different states. One can dream, though!

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Jenn September 26, 2009 at 11:00 am

Hmmm…this is a toughie. Can I assume that immediate family will already be in place? If so, then I would go for:
my grandpa – just so he can see I turned out pretty darn well and can bake him all the treats he couldn't have when alive.
barack obama – maybe then i'd finally understand the healthcare proposal. besides, i have a feeling he'd be fun.
william shakespeare – aside from the general why not? i'd love to know if he was really as dirty minded as his plays seem to be, not to mention the real deal with queen elizabeth.
and finally, kurt vonnegut. because he was just too darn witty and i think would make a wonderful balance to the very eclectic group!

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M&Co. September 26, 2009 at 11:41 am

I would invite my Grandmother because I've got much to show her since she died 15 years ago. I would invite Sandra Day O'Conner because I met her briefly once and she seemed interesting and gracious. Wilma Mankiller because she took a man's job and always seems so kind. And finally, Queen Victoria of England.

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Chuck September 26, 2009 at 11:44 am

I'd invite family and friends. For one, I know they would come (unlike George Clooney or Barack Obama) and for another, we like eating meals with friends and family.

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Nina September 26, 2009 at 12:10 pm

I would have my husband, mom, dad, and sister. It's been a long time since I've seen my mom, dad, and sister since we moved far away from home. Of course I would have my husband too because he is my best friend and likes or at least pretends to like everything I cook.

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Tara September 26, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I would invite my best friend who lives in London since I havent seen her in over a year, Michelle Obama because she is a goddess, Ina Garten because I adore her and everything she cooks, and Roger Federer because he is sexy as hell.

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Jelli Bean September 26, 2009 at 2:32 pm

I would invite my 3 best friends and one of their husbands. They all live very far away, and I´d love to have them over.

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Q of E September 26, 2009 at 4:11 pm

I'd invite my BFF Lenora and her three kids. cause I miss them crazy!!

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Bethie September 26, 2009 at 4:25 pm

My parents, because I miss them terribly, my first husband, so he could see how much his daughter has grown, and husband, so he could meet them all!

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Alison September 26, 2009 at 9:39 pm

"Real People" -I would invite my older brother (deceased), since I never got to meet him. Then I would have my sister and her kids so they could all meet him too.

"Celebrity" – It would have to be Rachael Ray, Pioneer Woman, Bakerella, and probably Paula Deen because I'd LOVE to cook with them.

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Allison Holmes September 27, 2009 at 3:54 am

hmmm definitely Jack Johnson, and my good friends who I miss because they moved away, Lisa and Miranda! Then we can all drool over him equally and he will serenade us all night :)

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Jenni September 27, 2009 at 10:44 am

I would invite my mom, sister, and both of my sister in laws.

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Jenni September 27, 2009 at 10:44 am

I also tweeted about this giveaway. :)

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Erin September 27, 2009 at 11:18 am

I would invite my mother and my grandmother who have both passed away. My loving husband and my best friend Jen. These are the people who have and do influence my life and make me who I am, a better person.

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Caitlin September 27, 2009 at 11:57 am

I would invite my mother, father, sister, and Jason Castro! :)

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Lacee September 27, 2009 at 1:44 pm

I would invite my amazing husband, my Mom, who is my very best friend and my two stunning younger sisters:) 11 and 13 years old! All my favorite smiling faces:)

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Lacee September 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm

I would invite my amazing husband, My Mom who is my very best friend and my two stunning sisters 11 and 13 years old… all my fav smiling faces:)

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Natalie September 27, 2009 at 9:08 pm

I would invite my great grandmother who had her own cooking show in the 60s and 70s, my boyfriend who is a Chef, Martha Stewart and Robert Pattinson!! hehe

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mellenthinclan September 27, 2009 at 10:05 pm

I would invite my three very best friends which would be my sisters.

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Nancy September 28, 2009 at 8:15 am

Any four people, huh? Well, my husband would have to come, Sean Connery, Piers Anthony, and Tim Gunn. Eclectic! I would think there would be some very interesting dinner conversation.

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Aimee September 28, 2009 at 9:51 am

Ooooh, good question, I would invite my hubby of course, my great friend Sarah cause she is always fun…Kristin in Chicago cause I never get to see her and Dooce, she's funny!

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Christina September 28, 2009 at 9:54 am

Obama, Bill Simmions, Bill Maher, and My boyfriend. Why? Can you imagine the conversations and you know the service would be great and no bill!

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Reags September 28, 2009 at 10:06 am

Hm . . . I would invite The Hubby, Jason Borne (because my husband wishes he could be him), and I would also like to invite Michael Jackson-to see what really went down there. Finally I would invite Beyonce cause I think she is wicked awesome. reaganjenny@gmail.com

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Debbie September 28, 2009 at 10:57 am

I would invite my four grandparents to dinner so I would have a chance to see them all again and ask all the questions about our family's history that I was too young to realize to ask years ago!!!

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d8t8k September 28, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I would invite my brother and sister-in-law (because I only see them once a year, maybe)and President Obama (to get some insight on what's really happening in D.C.) and my husband (because he would like to join the party).
Karen
d8t8k@aol.com

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Emily September 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm

First I'll answer the WHY: Because I'd ask each of them to bring a course and it would be a FABULOUS dinner!
1. Bobby Flay
2. Mario Batali
3. Ina Garten
4. Giada

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highlydecorated September 28, 2009 at 1:12 pm

My four people would be:

1. Werner Herzog – Simply put, I would love to just hold a conversation with him.

2. Michelle Obama – She's lovely, smart, and full of charm.

3. My Grandfather – He was the KING of some fried fish and chips. Plus I miss him.

4. My Hubby – Cause I love him.

highlydecorated [at] gmail [dot] com

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blhawkmercury September 28, 2009 at 3:22 pm

The obamas, it would surely be interesting!

Elli
rose_herb09@hotmail.com

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blhawkmercury September 28, 2009 at 3:25 pm

I also tweeted about it, hopefully people will come visit!

Elli
rose_herb09@hotmail.com

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Eva September 28, 2009 at 9:40 pm

I would invite my parents and my two siblings for a hot pot dinner during winter. I love my family and we are all over the country. Rare family time together is greatly treasured.

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Stephanie September 29, 2009 at 9:05 am

I would definitely invite my husband because he is just so fun and I wouldn't want to miss sharing any experience with him. Then I would invite our favorite chefs Bobby Flay and Duff Goldman. Hopefully they would be cooking & baking!:) They both cook/bake amazing food and seem like so much fun, so I know we'd have a great time!

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Asha @ FSK September 29, 2009 at 9:22 am

ok sorry I did not read the comment rules properly. OK! The 4 people I would invite would be

1. Rohinton Mistry – He is a fantastic author and I love the way he writes

2. P.G Wodehouse – everybody needs some humor in life and I can't think of any other person with a better sense of humor! :)

3. Joel Robuchon – I love French food and share a table with one of the masters of the cuisine would be beyond my dreams.

4. My husband – I would not dream of having my perfect dinner guests without sharing the occasion with him! :)

well.. I do hope I get picked! there are so many little kitchen things I have had my eye on for months now…fingers crossed!! :))

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Kristie September 29, 2009 at 9:56 am

I'm gonna go a little nutzo here…I'd invite Jane Eyre, Emily Martin from the Black Apple, Parker Posie, and my grandma. I don't know why…just seems like it would make for an intersting dinner (especially since one is a book character!).

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