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Born To _____: A Giveaway!

We’ve all gotten those emails. The ones that just scream scam yet we might be tempted to check it out. During a busy week when my flake factor was high, I ignored an email that seemed just like one of those emails. A couple of days later, there was a follow up from the same person. The email read:

“Based on your voice in your blog, we thought that you might enjoy the experience of being a Gap Brand Enthusiast, and being one of the first in the country to try Gap’s newly engineered denim range. … We are planning to offer these parties in July, and we would like to extend an invitation to you to be considered as a Brand Enthusiast and to host your best girlfriends for a party where you would all be spoiled with Gap goodies. There is absolutely no catch to the program- if selected, we just want to invest in you and foster a relationship between you and the brand.”

Catchy right? So I checked with a couple of people and I got an email from LiLu saying “I just had lunch with her!”…so this person was real. I met with Justine from Brand About Town that night for a drink and she explained the program to me, got some information and said she would follow up. A couple of weeks later, I came home to a big box with Gap on the label. I may or may not have squealed. The box included a tote bag, a bottle of Close and a pack of lip gloss with a Welcome letter to becoming a Gap Brand Enthusiast.

I sent out my invites, planned the night and invited my favorite girls in DC. Unfortunately things came up for a few of them so we only ended up with LiLu, Lexa, Suburban Sweetheart, Alice and Was It For This along with my roommate C-Pants. Even though all the people I invited couldn’t be there, our enthusiasm and excitement for the night wasn’t any less. I set up the 1969 Jeans on our dining room table before the girls got there, along with the awesome tote bags, the goodies I got, the Born to Smile camera and the bowl with the Born to Pop popcorn & Born to Indulge M&Ms.

We had a good time trying on the jeans. As someone who finds it difficult to find jeans that fit me right and comfortably, I was pleased with the way the new 1969 Gap Jeans fit…in boot cut, as well as the skinny and straight leg (Though I don’t think I could ever wear the Skinny jeans.) I was more than pleased that each of the ladies that came were able to find a pair of the 1960 Gap Jeans that they liked. After we tried on the jeans and everyone found one they liked the best, we sat around eating the M&M’s and having a great girl’s night, enjoying our time together.

The only thing ‘negative’ about the experience I would say is the fact that the Boot Cut jeans weren’t labeled so we had to dig for the label stitched inside the jeans…but a little digging never hurt anyone. All in all, from meeting Justine, going to LiLu’s Nintendo Ds party, and holding my own Gap Born to Fit Party where we got free jeans, and hung out having a great time…I’m glad that email wasn’t a scam…and I’m very glad that Justine was persistent and sent me that second email. As far as the new 1969 Premium Denim…nice job Gap. Your new line is a perfect fit for me and all the other ladies that have tried them on so far.

Want your very own Gap 1969 Jeans? What about a Born to Fit tote bag? Or a Born to Smile camera? Well, today is your lucky day because this is my first Giveaway on this blog and I couldn’t have picked a better reason.

The Prizes are:
-A free pair of the 1969 Premium Denim (Bootcut, Skinny or Straight Leg) & a tote bag.
-The Born to Smile camera, & a tote bag
– 25% off gift certificate for a pair of the 1969 Premium Denim (If you are picked for this prize, you must send me your info ASAP since there is a time limit on these coupons.)

Here are the rules:

To enter, complete this sentence with what represents you the best: Born to _____

The winners will be picked at random but you can win more chances to enter by doing the following:
— Mentioning about this Giveaway on your blog & leaving the link in the comments of this blog.
— Following the DC Princess on Google Connect/RSS Feed & letting me know that you do
— Following DC Princess on Twitter and mentioning this project on your twitter.
— If you are on Tumblr, following me on Tumblr and re-blogging when I post about this giveaway.

Simple enough? The deadline for entries is Wednesday August 5 at 11:59 EST so what are you waiting for?! Get creative and complete the sentence!

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  • lemmonex August 3, 2009, 11:47 pm

    Aw, we look cute…albeit blurry. I think it may be reflective of our state of mind.
    .-= lemmonex´s last blog ..For the Birds =-.

    • PrincessQ August 3, 2009, 11:50 pm

      I have absolutely no idea why my camera spazzed out and made everything blurry.

      But yes. You all look adorable.

  • Suburban Sweetheart August 3, 2009, 11:49 pm

    Um, am I allowed to enter? Even though I was there? I want a camera, dawg! Feel free to delete my entry if I cannot.

    Born to Bitch. Does that work? No? Born to Love. Cheesy. Both work. And feel contradictory.

    This party was so fun. Thanks for inviting me! <3
    .-= Suburban Sweetheart´s last blog .."I Bought Milk, Eggs & Fabric Softener!" =-.

    • PrincessQ August 3, 2009, 11:51 pm

      Haha, yeah, you’re allowed to enter. I’ll just enter you into the drawing for the camera 🙂

      So so glad you came out and could find jeans that fit you!

  • Suburban Sweetheart August 3, 2009, 11:51 pm

    Also, I subscribe. Also, I tweeted. Also, I love you & the awesome margarita glass you gave me! <3 THANK YOU for coming the other night!
    .-= Suburban Sweetheart´s last blog .."I Bought Milk, Eggs & Fabric Softener!" =-.

    • PrincessQ August 3, 2009, 11:53 pm

      I saw!

      And I love you too!! I knew I was gonna get you one of those glasses…I was pretty psyched that as cheesy as it was, they had a “Birthday Girl” one this year.

  • Patrick August 4, 2009, 12:50 am

    Omg GAP Jeans?!?!? I can’t wait to not enter because I don’t look good in boot-cut jeans.

    However best of luck to everyone else.
    .-= Patrick´s last blog ..The Pipe Dream =-.

    • PQ August 4, 2009, 8:15 am

      Haha, well, they have other jeans! But it’s your call 🙂

  • LivingWicked August 4, 2009, 12:52 am

    Born to INSPIRE.

    .-= LivingWicked´s last blog ..Shout … Shout … Let it All Out =-.

    • PQ August 4, 2009, 8:16 am

      Absolutely 🙂 <3

  • Bret August 4, 2009, 1:02 am

    Born to BE AN AWESOME DAD… doesn’t that say it all? Good can always use an awesome pair of skinny jeans in a size 0 (no, I’m not kidding), and since her camera died, I told her I would try to find a new one!

    • PQ August 4, 2009, 8:16 am

      Well, we have plenty of zero size jeans so I hope that you win!

  • +elizabeth+ August 4, 2009, 1:09 am

    Born to LIVE OUT LOUD 😀


    • PQ August 4, 2009, 8:17 am

      Love it!


  • Taylor August 4, 2009, 1:53 am

    Born to play music! Perfect!

    And I’m already following you, does that count? I don’t twitter…
    .-= Taylor´s last blog ..I Ramble on Mondays 3 (on Tuesday!) =-.

    • PQ August 4, 2009, 8:14 am

      Yeah, it counts 🙂

      Awesome slogan!

  • LiLu August 4, 2009, 6:46 am

    It was a blast, hon! And, um, that camera was adorable… you know I’m following your ass all over the place 😉
    .-= LiLu´s last blog ..Please To Excuse the Static =-.

    • PQ August 4, 2009, 8:14 am

      Well, give me a Born To ___ slogan and I’ll enter you in the drawing for the camera 😉

  • Rachel August 4, 2009, 8:53 am

    Well in the spirit of a clothing giveaway, I was Born to Shop! 🙂 Plus I love Gap jeans. And yeah, I’m following you here and on Twitter. Oh look, I just tweeted your ass.
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..welcome to the jungle =-.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 10:59 am

      Oooh…love that one 🙂

  • Just A Girl August 4, 2009, 9:44 am

    Lately, I’m apparently born to have holes in all but two pairs of my jeans because I’m awesome like that. So yeah, I NEED TO WIN THIS (::cry cry::) Um seriously though, I was born to be a contradiction.

    And I already follow your feed and your twitter. 🙂
    .-= Just A Girl´s last blog ..The Funny Is On Vacation =-.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 10:59 am

      Hahah, so wait…what’s your slogan? Born to Hole? 😛

  • meghan August 4, 2009, 10:08 am

    Born to… be tons of fun? Born to eat pizza? I guess either of those are applicable! But seriously, like Just A Girl above me, all my jeans have holes in them so I also need to win this!
    .-= meghan´s last blog ..Reblog with how many songs are in your iTunes library =-.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 11:02 am

      I’ll accept those!

  • Mike August 4, 2009, 12:48 pm

    That’s fantastic.

    Now why the hell can’t DeWalt tools offer the same kind of promotion with me?

    I’d pose with a sawzall and hammer drill and shit.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 1:45 pm

      I’ll have my people call their people. LOL

  • Alice August 4, 2009, 1:39 pm

    not an entry, since obvs i already have jeans, but just a big THANK YOU! had such a fun time at the party!
    .-= Alice´s last blog ..22 =-.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 1:46 pm

      I am SO glad you came out! I had a blast!!

      You could always go for the camera…LOL

  • Cass August 4, 2009, 2:23 pm

    Born to…buy new shoes. 🙂

    You guys look like you had an awesome time. And to hear that GAP jeans fit so well is a bonus.
    .-= Cass´s last blog ..They say it’s your….moving day? =-.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 4:06 pm

      I was super pleased that everyone found something that fit.

  • Julie @ Wearing Mascara August 4, 2009, 2:39 pm

    Born to LAUGH! 🙂 xoxo
    .-= Julie @ Wearing Mascara´s last blog ..Cowboy Hats and Sexy Thunderstorms =-.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 4:07 pm



  • phampants August 4, 2009, 3:26 pm

    I wish there were cool stuff for guys
    .-= phampants´s last blog ..Rockin’ Out =-.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 4:08 pm

      I heard guys wear jeans on occasion 😛

      • phampants August 4, 2009, 4:29 pm

        I have worn girl jeans before. My female friend was extremely jealous of my curves. I took it as a compliment.
        .-= phampants´s last blog ..Rockin’ Out =-.

        • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 6:57 pm

          Haha. Well, if a guy wins, I do have a free jean voucher so you can still get a free pair!

  • Zandria August 4, 2009, 4:08 pm

    Born to … be absolutely, unabashedly CRAZY and not give a damn about what anyone else thinks.
    .-= Zandria´s last blog ..TMI Thursday, or Why Jagermeister is the Devil’s Kool-Aid =-.

  • Jaime | Fast Times August 4, 2009, 5:46 pm

    Pretty damn awesome, if you ask me!

    Born to… love.

    Yeah. I think that just about sums me up.
    .-= Jaime | Fast Times´s last blog ..*grunt* =-.

    • Jaime | Fast Times August 4, 2009, 5:48 pm

      pee ess – I already follow you in my Google reader and on Twitter. Does that count? lolz.
      .-= Jaime | Fast Times´s last blog ..*grunt* =-.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 6:56 pm


  • Squish August 4, 2009, 6:09 pm

    Born to live…to laugh…to care…and then to share…TO BLOG. TO BE. Born for THIS. All of “THIS”. Good or Bad. Right here, right now – whatever “THIS” may be. I’ll take it and own it and tell the world about it – with bells on, possibly some clothes too. maybe…

    Also – I follow and I twitter and this is now tweeted.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 6:56 pm


  • miss rambles August 4, 2009, 6:25 pm


    i follow you on tumblr so hve reblogged,am on your google friends connect and i hve tweeted:)

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 6:55 pm

      Love the answer & thanks for all the reposts!

  • Tarable August 4, 2009, 6:34 pm

    Born to fuck

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 6:55 pm


  • desirae August 4, 2009, 6:43 pm

    born to bake!

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 6:55 pm

      Oooh yum!

  • Valerie August 4, 2009, 6:52 pm

    Born to Draw =)

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 6:54 pm

      Love it!

  • f.B August 4, 2009, 7:14 pm

    phampants read my mind: i figured it was just for the ladies when i saw the post this morning.

    but free voucher? i know how to use those. oh, right: and i was born to write.
    .-= f.B´s last blog ..never better than late =-.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 7:22 pm

      Yeah, I was out of it when I wrote the post. Sue me 🙂

  • Tiffani August 4, 2009, 7:36 pm

    Born To Talk…

    I am a follower on Twitter & mentioned this giveaway. I am also subscribing to your RSS feed.

    I’m a new stalker, but have read quite a bit 🙂
    .-= Tiffani´s last blog ..Inspiration… =-.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 7:44 pm

      Well, welcome to the madness 🙂

      I can relate to the sentiment of being born to talk 🙂

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 7:46 pm

      Also, what is your Twitter? 🙂

  • dotlizard August 4, 2009, 7:55 pm

    Born to … annoy the sort of person who tends to be annoyed by the sort of person I was born to be.
    .-= dotlizard´s last blog ..A footbridge into the light … (via asmundur) =-.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 8:20 pm

      LOL…Interesting 🙂

  • Cait August 4, 2009, 8:17 pm

    I love reading about all these Brand About Town parties I keep hearing about – they sound like so much fun!

    Anyway, I’m Born to Dance, for sure.

    Also, I subscribe to your RSS and just started following you on Twitter as well – I will be tweeting about this imminently (@princesscait).
    .-= Cait´s last blog ..giving. =-.

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 8:20 pm

      Ah! Sweet 🙂 Hi!

      Yeah, I was one of the lucky ones to be chosen for one of these awesome parties!

  • Cindy August 4, 2009, 10:06 pm

    Born to win! 😉

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 10:09 pm

      We’ll see!

      • Cindy August 4, 2009, 10:12 pm

        *fingers crossed*

  • Cindy August 4, 2009, 10:10 pm

    I’m following you!

    • PrincessQ August 4, 2009, 10:29 pm


  • Cassi August 5, 2009, 1:41 am

    Born to be a Mommy.
    .-= Cassi´s last blog ..Semi Crazy Random Tuesday Thoughts =-.

  • Cassi August 5, 2009, 1:48 am

    oh and I am following you on google, networked blogs and twitter… and i tweeted your give away (man i love to say tweeted! hahaha)
    .-= Cassi´s last blog ..Semi Crazy Random Tuesday Thoughts =-.

  • Abby August 5, 2009, 2:23 am

    count me in! I can’t tell you the last time I bought a pair of jeans!
    I’m Born to be outside! love the outdoors 🙂

    • PrincessQ August 5, 2009, 2:05 pm


  • Abby August 5, 2009, 2:24 am

    i follow on twitter! amplegoodies

  • Lusty Reader August 5, 2009, 9:23 am

    Born To Read, obvi! sounds like y’all had so much fun, sorry i missed it. but i will def see you Friday!

    oh and also i follow you on twitter and in my google reader.
    .-= Lusty Reader´s last blog ..Phoning it in =-.

    • PrincessQ August 5, 2009, 2:06 pm

      I’m sorry you missed it too!! Cannot wait to see you!

  • Alana August 5, 2009, 11:57 am

    Born to…be a city girl! I’ve just realized I’m allergic to being back home in the suburbs with my parents. Boston or bust, my friend!
    .-= Alana´s last blog ..Nightmare on Gyno Street =-.

    • PrincessQ August 5, 2009, 2:06 pm

      Amen to that!

  • floreta August 5, 2009, 2:11 pm

    born to create!
    .-= floreta´s last blog ..Watery Wednesday: Japanese Gardens =-.

    • PrincessQ August 5, 2009, 4:34 pm


  • Heather S August 5, 2009, 2:30 pm

    Born to care….it’s an innate quality, i feel blessed to have.

    • PrincessQ August 5, 2009, 4:35 pm

      Oh, that’s a good one!

  • Carol August 5, 2009, 5:35 pm

    Born to….huh. Go figure, i put a response on Court’s blog about being born to give…love, myself, time, energy, etc. But, in this precise moment, after losing my job about two hours ago…the answer is BORN TO SHINE. It is who I am, and shining incorporates any Giving…loving…living…and laughing. And, when the clouds are dark and gray, I always do my best to seek sunshine…so, BORN TO SHINE.

    Looks like you all had a fantastical time…and that makes me smile. I don’t tweet…but I’ll go link you on Facebook and Myspace later.

  • Stephanie August 5, 2009, 9:57 pm

    Born to Knit… I’m not sure I could even answer anything else 😉
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Etsy Vintage Day – Deals for $20 =-.

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