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,

 

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September 17, 2013 at 2:07 pm Amanda Sakovitz
September 17, 2013 at 4:55 pm ky2here

I like the solution focused aspect of the ‘champions’ tab.

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September 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm ky2here
September 17, 2013 at 4:58 pm ky2here

Following Silvia Martinez Pinterest as Ky2here.

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September 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm Thomas Murphy
September 17, 2013 at 10:27 pm Brittney House

I like that it encourages kids to pledge not to text when driving

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September 18, 2013 at 1:28 am Mel D.

Following you on G+.

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September 18, 2013 at 1:56 am joseph gersch

i like the texting and driving simulator

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September 18, 2013 at 1:58 am joseph gersch
September 18, 2013 at 2:00 am joseph gersch
September 18, 2013 at 2:03 am joseph gersch
September 18, 2013 at 4:08 am Mami2jcn

tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/380287117760290817

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September 18, 2013 at 5:06 am jeni lutz

the texting and driving simulator

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September 18, 2013 at 6:00 am Deb M
September 18, 2013 at 8:09 am Gilda Campos
September 18, 2013 at 8:23 am jules m.

i think its a great site to encourage kids not to text. seeing the sobering facts about it is really eye opening.

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September 18, 2013 at 10:20 am Katherine
September 18, 2013 at 10:46 am Pilar Romero Aguilar
September 18, 2013 at 11:04 am daysi morales
September 18, 2013 at 11:42 am Elena
September 18, 2013 at 11:54 am Theresa J
September 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm Deb S

I like all the facts given so we can inform our kids. Also, the contract is great.

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September 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm Deb S

I follow you on Google+ Deb Smith

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September 18, 2013 at 1:32 pm Deb S

I follow you on Pinterest Deb Smith

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September 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm Deb S

I follow on instagram DebSmith1212

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September 18, 2013 at 1:38 pm Deb S

I follow via email

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September 18, 2013 at 2:41 pm Ellie W
September 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm Kyl Neusch

encourages kids to pledge not to text when driving

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September 18, 2013 at 4:22 pm Amanda Sakovitz
September 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm Mel D.
September 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm Paula Tavernie

I liked The Texting and Driving Simulator!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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September 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm Paula Tavernie

Im a email subscriber!
ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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September 18, 2013 at 6:37 pm Kenny F
September 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm Jill Myrick

I follow via Twitter as jlsc123 and tweeted the giveaway here:

https://twitter.com/jlsc123/status/380522234873270272

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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September 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm Thomas Murphy
September 18, 2013 at 8:54 pm christopher h

I really liked their simulator

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September 19, 2013 at 12:29 am christopher h

I follow you on pinterest, i’m chromiumman

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September 19, 2013 at 12:50 am christopher h

I follow you on twitter, i’m @chromiumman

https://twitter.com/chromiumman/status/380599630620143616

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September 19, 2013 at 1:46 am Denise Donaldson

I like that you can share your own story

winz135 at gmail.com

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September 19, 2013 at 1:50 am Denise Donaldson

follow you on instagram as mistysunrise72

winz135 at gmail.com

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September 19, 2013 at 1:51 am Denise Donaldson

follow you on pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/mistysunrise/boards/

winz135 at gmail.com

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September 19, 2013 at 1:53 am Denise Donaldson

follow you on twitter from @itsjustme62613 and tweeted

https://twitter.com/itsjustme62613/status/380615535693549568

winz135 at gmail.com

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September 19, 2013 at 1:57 am joseph gersch
September 19, 2013 at 4:56 am Mami2jcn

tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/380661666452471808

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September 19, 2013 at 5:48 am Deb M
September 19, 2013 at 6:19 am Susan Smith
September 19, 2013 at 7:57 am Elena
September 19, 2013 at 9:18 am Gilda Campos
September 19, 2013 at 9:54 am Katherine
September 19, 2013 at 10:24 am Kenny F

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