Currently Driving, Will Get Back To You Soon – Giveaway

by Silvia on September 3, 2013 · 330 comments

in Noticias / News

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with AT&T and Latina Bloggers Connect. As always my opinions, comments, and promise not to text and drive are my own.

You may have read about my family’s near miss with a texting driver. One thing’s for sure, we are not the only ones with a story like that. The simple truth is way too many of us still text while driving. In fact over 100,000 vehicle accidents a year can be attributed to texting while driving…and it can be fatal.

But we parents need to set the example. 77 percent of teens say they’ve seen their parents text and drive, and 75% say their friends do it.

So the big question is, “what do we do about it?”

Well, one interesting bit of research is encouraging, it suggests that speaking up gets people to stop. 90% say they would stop if a friend in the car asked them to.No text on board logo

And there are more simple ways to get involved and anyone can do them. The folks at AT&T have made it easy with their “It Can Wait” and “100 Reasons It Can Wait” campaigns, their goal is to save lives, and they have one simple, yet powerful, message, “No text is worth dying for.”

Here are five easy ways to get involved:

  • Go to www.itcanwait.com
  • Take the no-texting-and-driving pledge
  • Share your promise via Twitter #itcanwait and Facebook.
  • Set an example in your family and community by using the AT&T Drive mode app which is free for its Blackberry and Android wireless customers. It’s a cool little app that once downloaded and set up, turns on automatically once your vehicle starts moving 25 miles per hour or more. Then, texts and emails sent to the phone get an automatic response telling the sender that you are currently driving and will get back to them soon. Phone calls go to voicemail.
  • And last but not least, do it all in style by entering for a chance to win the fantastic giveaway announced on this blog today, which includes a brand new Blackberry Q10 for one lucky Mama Latina Tips reader donated by Blackberry and comes with all kinds of It Can Wait merchandise to help get the message out.

So what are you waiting for?

Here’s what’s in the AT&T “It Can Wait” Gift Bag

  • BlackBerry Q10
  • ICW T-Shirt
  • ICW thumb rings
  • ICW Non-Woven Big Tote
  • ICW Decals/Spanish
  • ICW Cleaning Cloth
  • ICW Silicon Snap Bracelet
  • Interior Double Side Cling

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Win It!

To participate for the chance to win a BlackBerry Q10 an the rest of the items in the AT&T “It Can Wait” gift bag is easy.  Just leave me a comment telling me what you like about the “It Can Wait” campaign, you can check it out here. That’s it! That is your required entry.

Would you like more opportunities to win? I have a few of those, too! These entries are optional:

Enter today for the chance to win a #BlackberryQ10 @mamalatina http://www.mamalatinatips.com/?p=4401 #ItCanWait

(limit: one tweet per day, just please leave me a comment for each with the link of the tweet) 1 entry per tweet.

Please leave me a separate comment for your required entry and for each optional entry (1,2, 3, 4, and/or 5), so I know how many entries you have, thanks.

This giveaway will end on Thursday, Sept 19, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PST. No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only, 18 years of age or older. Winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email. Winner must respond to notification email within 3 days or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited. Please no P.O. Boxes. Entries/Comments that do not follow the submission guidelines will be invalid.

Have Fun and Good Luck,

 

{ 330 comments… read them below or add one }

September 6, 2013 at 6:52 pm Shannon 1

I like the broad spectrum approach, and also the idea of being a good example to future teen drivers is powerful!

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September 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm Shannon 2
September 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm Lilyana Cruz 3
September 7, 2013 at 12:03 am Theresa J 4

I love that it is raising awareness on the dangers of texting.

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September 7, 2013 at 12:04 am Theresa J 5

I subscribe via email

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September 7, 2013 at 12:06 am Theresa J 6

I follow on instagram

@tweetyscute

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September 7, 2013 at 12:08 am Theresa J 7

I follow on pinterest

tweetyscute

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September 7, 2013 at 12:15 am theresa J 8

I follow via G+

n janke

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September 7, 2013 at 12:17 am Theresa J 9
September 7, 2013 at 5:36 am Mami2jcn 10

9/7 tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/376322989786030080

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September 7, 2013 at 6:27 am Shannon 11
September 7, 2013 at 6:42 am Deb m 12
September 7, 2013 at 11:02 am Mel 13
September 7, 2013 at 11:05 am Elena 14
September 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm Amanda Sakovitz 15
September 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm D SCHMIDT 16
September 8, 2013 at 5:44 am Mami2jcn 17

9/8 tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/376687391202750464

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September 8, 2013 at 5:58 am Deb M 18
September 8, 2013 at 8:08 am Amanda Sakovitz 19
September 8, 2013 at 9:18 am Gilda Campos 20
September 8, 2013 at 10:00 am Theresa J 21
September 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm Elena 22
September 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm Shannon 23
September 9, 2013 at 5:31 am Mami2jcn 24

9/9 tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/377046571176566784

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September 9, 2013 at 5:53 am Deb M 25
September 9, 2013 at 10:02 am Theresa J 26
September 9, 2013 at 11:37 am Elena 27
September 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm Amanda Sakovitz 28
September 9, 2013 at 2:52 pm Gilda Campos 29
September 9, 2013 at 5:59 pm Thomas Murphy 30
September 10, 2013 at 5:15 am Mami2jcn 31

9/10 tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/377404737546510336

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September 10, 2013 at 5:17 am rebecca shockley 32

I like that it’s being openly displayed and supported, this is a very important topic all around!

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September 10, 2013 at 5:18 am rebecca shockley 33

Pinterest follower as mnmommaof5

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September 10, 2013 at 5:19 am rebecca shockley 34

Google follower as rebecca shockley

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September 10, 2013 at 5:55 am Deb M 35
September 10, 2013 at 10:29 am Theresa J 36
September 10, 2013 at 11:45 am Elena 37
September 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm Amanda Sakovitz 38
September 10, 2013 at 12:32 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar 39

Lo que aprendo dia a dia con esta campana, es que la vida no es juego y menos si tenemos personas que viajan junto a nosotros, debemos ser concientes y cuidarla no texteando ni hablando, ni mucho menos distraernos mientras manejamos.

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September 10, 2013 at 12:34 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar 40

Estoy suscrita con mi correo romero-aguilar-pilar@hotmail.com

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September 10, 2013 at 12:39 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar 41

Te sigo en instagram como http://instagram.com/pilyta3493

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September 10, 2013 at 12:39 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar 42
September 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar 43
September 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar 44
September 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm Pilar Romero Aguilar 45

Te sigo en twitter desde https://twitter.com/pilyta3493

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September 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm Gilda Campos 46
September 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm Thomas Murphy 47
September 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm Lilyana Cruz 48
September 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm Kenny F 49

great focus for drivers

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September 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm Kenny F 50

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