November 30, 2011

A Big Lump of Kohl

On the face of it, Kohl’s “Love to Give, Happy to Save” holiday promotion is all pretty straightforward. Submit a photo – along with 500 words or less of your most persuasive prose - that shows the positive things that inspire you to give this holiday season (no extra points if you credit your generosity to charity promotions by giant retailers).

Then choose which charity, Toys for Tots or Feeding America, you’d like to support. Keep in mind that your vote will determine which one takes homes a bigger share of a $500,000 pot, courtesy of Kohl’s.

The rules after that become a bit involved, but the gist of it is that 600 winners (200 in each of three rounds) will receive a $100 Kohl’s gift card and a $500 donation to Toys for Tots or Feeding America. Then, one grand prize winner will receive a $2,500 gift card and $25,000 for either charity. The first-place winner (first in a sort of second-place kind of way, apparently) will receive a $1,500 gift card and $15,000 for charity; and the second-place winner (who actually comes in third if you take a moment to really think ... ah, whatever) takes home a $1,000 gift card and $10,000 for charity.

You’ve got until December 23 to figure out who wins what and submit as many inspirational stories and photos as you’d like.

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