If you happened to catch this post earlier today, this giveaway may make a little bit of sense to you. If you haven’t read it, you’ll need to head over and read it as the main entry for this giveaway.

This is not a typical giveaway because this is not a typical mixer. I have teamed up with the lovely people at KitchenAid to offer my readers an Artisan® Series Cook for the Cure® Pink Stand Mixer.

Most of you already know of my long standing love affair with my KitchenAid Mixer. Truly it’s the third wheel in my relationship, the ying to my yang. As I mentioned in the earlier post, now is the time to spread the love, and this Valentine’s Day, have a love affair with yourself! Take the time to appreciate yourself, appreciate the other women in your life, and in the process, win a fantastic prize. This cause is so close to my heart that I had to jump at the chance to participate in a giveaway that allows not only me, but the people participating, to pay it forward.

The rules of this giveaway are also a little different, so you’ll need to read carefully! You see, my main goal for this giveaway is to reach out to you on Valentine’s Day and remind you to love yourself by completing a breast self-examination or to schedule your yearly mammogram. If I can remind just one of you how important early detection is, my story was well worth telling. A special thanks to KitchenAid for helping me spread the word!

How do you win?

{Main Entry-Required}

1. Read this post on My Baking Addiction. I know it’s long, but I promise it won’t take longer than 3.5 minutes to read. THEN remind someone you care about to give themselves a self exam or schedule their yearly mammogram. THEN come back to THIS post and tell me who you told. {example} “I emailed my friend Brittani and reminded her to give herself a self-examination.” or, “I reminded my wife, Molly.” Remind 3 ladies, get 3 entries. Please remind as many people as you can, but limit yourself to ONLY 3 entries for this component. This is a good faith entry, please follow through!

Want extra entries?

Each item you do will get you ONE chance to win (for a total of 7 chances), if you ALREADY do any of these things, they count! So make sure to comment for each item! You MUST leave each entry as a separate comment or only one comment will count!

2. Follow @kitchenaidusa and @bakingaddiction on Twitter and tweet the following statement THEN come back to THIS post and tell us you tweeted.

I was reminded by @bakingaddiction to love myself today and entered to win a @kitchenaidusa PINK Artisan Stand Mixer http://su.pr/5DhYSn

3. Donate any amount to a cancer awareness organization such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure. THEN come back to THIS post and tell me you donated. Remember even the smallest amounts can add up to make a HUGE difference.

4. Join KitchenAid on Facebook.

5. Join My Baking Addiction on Facebook.

Important Details:

-This giveaway is open to USA residents, 18 years old or older and will run until Monday, 2/28/11 at 11:59 pm EST.
-Winner will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
-Winner will have until Wednesday, 3/2/11 to claim their KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, or we will choose another winner.
-One Pink KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer {$349 value} will be shipped directly from KitchenAid.
-See Official Giveaway Rules.

Disclosure:

This giveaway is provided to you by KitchenAid. The views and opinions expressed on My Baking Addiction are purely my own and based upon my personal experiences with the products. I was not monetarily compensated for a positive review or giveaway

This post may contain affiliate links. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.