Macy's Great American Elf Adventure + win a $75 Macy's Gift Card! (24-hour #giveaway)

You so love the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, right? With those AWESOME giant balloons? Now you have the chance to design the newest ELF balloon for the parade! For real!

How it works:
Apparently there are little elves hidden all over Macy's stores nationwide. You find one, you earn a chance to dress up an elf and enter it on Macy's Elf Adventure Facebook application. Then, if your design is picked as the best elf, you'll see your elf design transformed into a giant parade balloon and watch it soar in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person, because, the winner and three guests will receive a trip to New York City to see the Parade live. And man, after having lived in NY, that is one amazing event to attend, let me tell you!

How to find yourself an elf:
To find an elf, look for clues on Macy’s Facebook page and on their Twitter @macysevents. Each day  until August 24th, Macy’s will post a clue and password to help you discover the location of an elf. Once elf hunters have figured out the location, they must tell a department sales associate the daily password to get their elf. The daily clue and password can also be received by texting* ELF to MACYS (62297).

How to design and enter your elf in the contest:
To enter your elf design after you've found an elf, you will need to “Like” Macy’s on Facebook and then download the “Elf” application. Entries must include the identification serial number found on the packaging containing the elf (all real Macy’s elves will have one) and upload their photo/complete application by Wednesday, August 24 at 11:59:59 PM ET.

How does your elf win the contest?
The top 85 entries will be posted on Macy’s Facebook page on Tuesday, August 30th for fans/friends to begin casting votes on their favorite. The Elf design with the most votes as of Wednesday, September 6th at 11:59:59 PM ET, will be announced in mid-September.

Win It:
I'm giving away ONE Elf to dress-up and submit, and a $75 Macy's Gift Card to ONE of my readers. Just leave your name and email in a comment below to have a chance to win! 

This is a hot one: I'll leave this giveaway open until Thursday August 18th at 6pm at which time I'll randomly choose a winner. Please leave your email address in the comment so I can contact you by email on Thursday late evening if you win! 

Mommy's Wish List Giveaway Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for this post, but Macy's and M80 provided the gift card for Macy's and the elf as prizes. Content was not reviewed or edited by anyone.

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