Western Union Returning the Love – $50 Giveaway 5 Winners!

This Mother’s Day, Western Union is celebrating mothers with its Return the Love campaign. The campaign is focused on reminding all of us of the countless acts of love mom has showered us throughout our lives. Although we all have good intentions of getting mom something she wants for mother’s day, a Western Union survey revealed that more than 40% of moms pretend to like their gifts. (Yikes!)

To help make sure mom’s gift is exactly what she needs, Western Union has introduced the Western Union prepaid gift card. For a $5 fee (plus the cost of the gift card), you can purchase a gift card with amounts up to $100, a customizable printed greeting card, a personalized voice message and first class shipping. Convenient for the giver, yes. Something mom can always use and will never return, yes. Win-win!

As part of the Return the Love campaign, Western Union teamed up with Wyclef Jean and Paulina Rubio for a special concert honoring military moms. Western Union is also hosting a Flickr® page (flickr.com/groups/love2010) where consumers can share photos of their moms. Each week, Western Union will select photos from this gallery to display on the company’s home page, www.westernunion.com.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could win a $50 gift card from Western Union? You can. Western Union has generously provided 5 $50 gift cards for TheSuburbanMom to giveaway. Yes, you read that right, TheSuburbanMom will be awarding 5 winners $50 gift cards (to be used anywhere).

Mandatory Entry – In order to enter this content, you must tell me what you really want for Mother’s Day (or Father’s Day for the dads). (If you aren’t a parent, yet just tell me what you would want.)

Of course you want more ways to win, so after you do the above feel free to do any or all of the following (leave a separate comment for each additional entry you do):

  • Sign up for my brand new newsletter.
  • Follow TheSuburbanMom on Twitter (@SuburbanMomClub) and tweet about this give away. “I just entered to #win $50 from TheSuburbanMom @SuburbanMomClub (5 WINNERS) #giveaway at http://wp.me/pQHaE-z2” (Or just use the retweet button)
  • Become a fan of TheSuburbanMom on Facebook. (Already a fan, that counts too, just leave a comment.)
  • Fan Western Union on Facebook and leave a comment on the wall telling them I sent you and tag TheSuburbanMom (Say something like “I am Returning the Love from @TheSuburbanMom and I hope to win $50! )
  • Leave a comment on any other post on my blog, including entering another giveaway! (1 entry)
  • Subscribe to TheSuburbanMom’s RSS Feed

Contest ends May 20, 2010 at 5 pm. Open to U.S. residents in the continental U.S. only. Winning comment will be chosen at random by Random.org and contacted for shipping information. Winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Discloser – Western Union sent me an Mother’s Day gift — a $50 Western Union gift card. What mom couldn’t use $50? They also sent me additional $50 Western Union-branded gift cards to give to TheSuburbanMom readers for Mother’s Day!

507 thoughts on “Western Union Returning the Love – $50 Giveaway 5 Winners!”

  1. Of course I want all the sentimental things, but if my husband and daughter had to spend $50, I would want a Western Union gift card so I could spend it at the mall on a new outfit! I always seem to be buying for my daughter these days, so it’d be nice to spend the money on me to freshen up my wardrobe a bit! 🙂

  2. I really want to sleep in on Mother’s Day and have my husband get up with my 5 month old!

  3. I would like breakfast in bed (after I sleep in of course), and some jewelry or some camera accessories.

  4. I reeeeeeally want a new washing machine, I’m tired of lugging clothes to the laundromat 🙁

  5. I really want an entire day off without any responsibilities. Uh, yeah, not going to happen

  6. I really want to SPEND TIME with my Mom on Mother’s Day…going shopping, out to eat, etc…

  7. For Mother’s Day I would want to go on vacation to an island with my hubby and son. A wonderful getaway! 🙂

  8. For Mother’s Day, I would like 5 hours in a row (and not in the middle of the night) for myself. 🙂

  9. I really want a day where I just get to relax, and my partner spoils me by making all of the meals and doing the chores. I doubt it will happen though, LOL!

  10. I would love to sleep in and get a massage and then spend the day with my daughter and husband.

  11. I would want cash in my wallet and an afternoon spent in the mall — all by myself 🙂

  12. I really want one of those mother’s charm necklaces – that has the names of each of your children on a charm, now that my beautiful family is complete 🙂

  13. I entered the Macy’s gift card giveaway 🙂 – who doesn’t love some gift cards??!!

  14. I’m not a mom yet (except to furbabies 🙂 but I’d really love to go out for a nice dinner with my husband.

  15. Breakfast in bed and for someone else to cook all the meals for the rest of the day!

  16. What would I really like for Mother’s Day? For my kids to clean their rooms without bickering!

  17. I really want just a nice relaxing day for Mother’s Day and a nice dinner in a restaurant!

  18. western union has helped me out on a few occasions. mother’s day has been extremely quiet — could hear a pin drop.

  19. A nice, long, hot bath with a new book. Heck, a new used book would do. I love relaxing in the tub with a book but refuse to do so with library books, and with the price of books I don’t get to do it often.

  20. What I really wanted was what I got. I’ve been reading a series of books and my husband got me the last four in the series and a card. Thanks!

  21. I’d love for all four of my children (3 are grown) to spend the day helping me get our yard in shape for summer..weeding, trimming, washing down the patio furniture and helping plant. Just their help this year would be the best gift ever.

  22. What I would really love is a nice stand mixer or a high end vacuum. Been wanting both these items for a few years now, but since they’re a bit pricey, haven’t gotten either yet. lol
    Thanks so much for this great giveaway.

  23. I became a Fan Western Union on Facebook and left a comment on their wall. (Margaret E. Smith)
    Thanks again.

  24. I’d want some yoga gear or DVDs. I started daily practice about a month ago, and it’s really been improving my health and attitude.

  25. I got what I REALLY wanted yesterday for Mother’s Day. My kids and brothers were here for my favorite take-out pizza. We talked and talked over dinner, then watched a movie here at home. Bliss!

    Thanks for a generous giveaway!

  26. If I was a Mom, I’d ask for a nice bublebath and a toaster- plugged in……: Just kidding.

  27. I love flowers, and that’s exactly what I got for Mother’s Day–two hanging baskets. One was a fuschia and the other was a flowering maple.

  28. I would love to have my kids cook me a dinner…something I really want. But I guess I may have to wait…they are still a little young…need my guidance.

  29. I’d really like a new house… or a dishwasher… okay, too much… I’m dying for a double chocolate milkshake 😉

  30. What I really want (wanted) for Mother’s Day is a day free of stress and arguements and drama! I didn’t exactly get it, but I keep hoping! I’d even take it as a belated Mother’s Day gift!

  31. what I really want is a roku unit so I can stream netflix on

  32. What I REALLY wanted was a mani/pedi. What I got was a flat screen TV for my office, so I am happy!
    Thanks for the chance.

  33. What I really want for Mother’s Day is for us to spend time together as a family with no fussing or fighting among the children.

  34. •Fan Western Union on Facebook Carol P Dziuba and left a comment on the wall telling them you sent me

    I don’t quite know what “tag” is.

  35. I’m a father, and unlike my dad, I actually care about me child. I do my best to spend every moment with him and be the best dad I never had. When I grew up I never had a dad, only a mom. SO for fathers dat i would love for him just to make me something, anything, cards, pictures, coloring book pages, or a mug that says that i am “The World’s Greatest Dad”. Hes only 3 so I’m not expecting much from the little guy, but I would can’t wait for what he has in store for me to show me his love. HECK, i might just bring him somewhere and buy him stuff to show even on fathers day, my love for him is stronger than whatever he has to offer me.

  36. I just want my kids to be healthy and happy, and to live lives of worth. Thanks!

  37. Seeing my kid is enough — he’s busy with work and school, so I don’t see him near often enough.

    As for a true gift — a MASSAGE!!! My one vice.

  38. I wanted to spend the day relaxing with my hubby and daughter and I got just that this year…plus a bottle of Gucci perfume 🙂

  39. What I really want for Father’s Day is a $50 Western Union gift card to send to my parents in Mexico. They just retired last month and moved to Mexico permanently because they lost the house we grew up in. Would love to be able to send them some extra cash to help them purchase new items for the home my grandma left them.

  40. I would love a hot air balloon ride for Mother’s day. I asked for it and didn’t get it this year–maybe next year hubs has to work up his courage.

  41. What I really wanted for Mother’s day is a spa package. Did’nt get it though, but that is okay because I’m blessed with a beautiful family and that is what counts.

  42. I am a Fan Western Union on Facebook and I left them a message on their wall that you sent me.

  43. What I really wanted for Mother’s Day was to spend the day/go out to eat with my mom and sis who live out of state

  44. I really wanted an arm band for my nano and I got one! Seems dumb, but it’s honestly what I really wanted 🙂

  45. What I really want for mother’s day is to spend some quality time with my family and not have to worry about cleaning or preparing any meals.

  46. I really would like to take my daughter fishing on Fathers Day. She has been asking to go fishing since the weather started changing.I could not think of any better way to spend my Fathers day!

  47. I would want a new digital camera!
    I love editing them and sending memories via e-mail to family.

  48. I really want a large, green houseplant for Mother’s Day….and my children gave me one! 🙂

    Thank you.

  49. For father’s day I would love to go see that movie “The A-Team” I know it seems silly but I would really like to see it.

  50. I REALLY want my husband and 2 girls to do ALL the laundry, fold it, and put it away PROPERLY!

  51. not a parent but i’d want a dinner with our whole clan together, we don’t see each other much anymore

  52. Well I wanted flowers for Mother’s Day but got an ice cream maker instead. The kids were so excited though that it warmed my heart. I got my flowers this weekend as it was my birthday.

  53. I want World Peace,,,,,but I will settle for anything….CASH is nice big Lotto tickets or just a smile

  54. I really would have loved a pedicure, but my husband surprised me with a beautiful necklace!

  55. I would love a day at the spa. A massage, mud bath, manicure. All that stuff so you still feel great after you leave!!

  56. What I really wanted for Mothers Day(and got) was a mothers ring with my two sons birthstones.

  57. I just want to spend all day with my daughter next mothers day. 🙂

    itsjustme62613 at gmail dot com

  58. fanned western union and told them you sent me! username heartsnflowers72

    itsjustme62613 at gmail dot com

  59. I wanted to spend the day with my kids and their spouses. Did it a week ahead of Mother’s Day due to work schedules.

  60. I would like to have some clothes that don’t make me look fat. Seriously.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  61. I “like” /am a fan of Suburban Mom on Facebook
    FB name: Nancye Epperson Davis

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  62. I “like” /am a fan of Western Union on Facebook
    I left a comment on Western Union’s FB Wall
    FB name: Nancye Epperson Davis

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  63. For fathers day I would like a tie, or some socks. At least that is what I will likely get.

  64. Mother’s Day has come and gone but I did receive something that I have wanted for quite awhile – a cotton denim shirt to wear as a lightweight jacket.

  65. All I really want is some quite time at home. Is that too much to ask? Aparently it is, but still…

  66. Father’s Day, I want to have a great BBQ with my family. My son purchased a brand new grill with me in tow giving him advice. Can’t wait to fire up the grill and BBQ all my specialities with my son.

  67. Well, even though Mother’s Day has already passed, I got what I wanted–a new baby and a a flip mini camera, score!

  68. I really wanted a big patio plant for my balcony & I received it on Mother’s Day!

    barbara.montyj at gmail dot com

  69. The best gift for mother’s day would be

    having all my kids home for dinner…seems hard to get since my 2 older have their own familys

  70. Given our current austerity budget and belt-tightening – what I would really love is to go out for a nice, leisurely, romantic dinner with my precious, hard-working honey-hubby – THAT is something we haven’t done in a long long time. Sign

  71. I really wanted a digital camcorder for Mother’s Day, but we couldn’t afford it this year…..maybe next year!

  72. What I really want is a day at the spa. Away from the kids. And the dogs. And the husband. Just for a day…..

  73. really want a new pair of comfortable shoes or a new adjustable showerhead … it’s the little things

  74. What I really want is a laptop computer, but that’s just dreaming, so I’ll be happy with what I usually get, dinner & a movie 🙂

  75. Mother’s day is over, but I really wanted a nice day with my family, and that’s what I got! (Dinner out is nice too, lol)

  76. What I would have really loved for Mother’s Day is a new gown and robe that I have been looking at but just can’t bring myself to spend the money on.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.


  77. My husband and I joke that we would like a day of peace and quiet and NO FIGHTING – but we haven’t gotten it yet!

  78. I wanted a mother’s necklace but I didn’t get it. But I did get roses, dinner out, and lots of presents so I guess I can’t complain too much! Thanks.

  79. What I really wanted was someone to make me breakfast in bed. That didn’t happen but when we all sat down to breakfast, that I made, and my children gave me their Mother’s Day gifts they had made, I realized that having them in my life everyday is the best gift I could ever receive!

  80. what I really want this mothers day wouldn’t cost a dime but would be priceless, to have my son home from Iraq

  81. What I’d really want would be a Netflix membership, which would feed my love of movies and also be something I could share with the entire family. Thanks!

  82. I was lucky, I actually got what I wanted for Mother’s Day, a pair of Sketchers Shape Up’s! I LOVE them!!

    Thank you for the great giveaway!!

  83. What I really want for Mother’s Day next year is a visit from my son, daughter-in-law and grandbaby. Since they are stationed in Turkey, it’s not likely, but it’s wished for anyway.

  84. What I really want for Mother’s Day is just to be able to relax – nobody needing anything for school projects, nobody needing me to drive them anywhere, and nobody telling me that something is broken

  85. I Fanned Western Union on Facebook and wrote on their wall. My own facebook page says I did it, but I don’t see it on their wall, so I can’t give you a link. Sigh – I hate change!

  86. Thanks for the giveaway…for Father’s Day I would like a day of relaxation !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  87. I’m so happy to just have a nice relaxing day with the family. A nice breakfast out together, and maybe a mani/pedi for the girls later!

  88. Sounds awful but a full day of alone time in my own house. I rarely get to be by myself in my own home. I cherish the times when I can.

  89. Let me sleep in late. I’m just not a morning person. Then out to breakfast at my favorite restaurant.

  90. All I really wanted for mother’s day was for my family to acknowledge that I work my butt off to be a great mother and for them to maybe wash the dishes or vacuum, or anything! Seriously I’m too easy!

  91. I became a fan of Western Union on Facebook and left a comment on the wall telling them you sent me and tagged TheSuburbanMom.

  92. I wanted the health and happiness of my family and I got it. I know it’s corny, but it’s the absolute truth. I’m grateful.

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