I must extend my thanks to the folks over at BlogFrog -
I tweeted to them, crushed, when voting closed early on the Hero Mom Contest. It was, however, the weekend, and they weren’t on hand immediately.
In the meantime, a kind soul stepped up and offered to cover the cost for Colette’s trip.
Tonight, I was contacted by a representative at BlogFrog.
They acknowledged that an error had, in fact, taken place. Time zone issues, changes from the norm, human error. It happens.
They obviously couldn’t give me that last 30 minutes, couldn’t put me into that top five spot.
They did, however, graciously and humbly apologize, and offer up a $100 gift card, which would have been our “guaranteed” prize for being in the top 5.
That card is, of course, going to be sent to Colette & Tammy, for Colette to use as spending money while in Nova Scotia. (That was our “back-up” plan anyway, just in case we didn’t win the whole enchilada.)
So, while that $2,500 would have been great, and having that nice, big donation for the folks over at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation would have been AWESOME, we’re so blessed. Blessed. Colette’s trip is paid for, she has some spending money, we’ve raised some awareness for pediatric cancer.
Thank you again to all of you who put up with all my tweets and such begging for your votes, and special thanks to each of you who voted and shared!