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Scripps Health Puts Its Chapstick Where Its Mouth Is

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By Jill Arnold 



I was interacting with Scripps Health on Twitter in January. This is how I remember and am choosing to paraphrase the conversation:


Scripps: We were at x event and we gave away free Chapstick! Yay!

Unnecesarean: Wow, now I’m totally bummed that I missed the booth because I do love Chapstick.

Scripps: We’re so sorry you missed out on our Chapstick. Can we help?

Unnecesarean: Yes, I want some Scripps promotional Chapstick now.

Scripps: OK, we’ll send you Chapstick. It’s even SPF 15!


A week or two later, I messaged them to tell them I was calling their bluff. I gave them my address and demanded a Chapstick, promising to blog it if they sent it.

The internet can be a wasteland of people who prefer to think of others as avatars, apps and fictitious characters rather than living, breathing human beings with lip balm needs. But not Scripps Health! I finally got over to check my post office box today, opened the package and scared several children with my seismic laughter. Someone needs to give Ginger a huge bonus for her prompt attention to my Chapstick demands.

I had no idea I could load up on awesome swag and get soft, supple lips in the process. The BlogHer ads were just a waste of time. We average 90,000 page views per month and two months of hosting the ads made a whopping $120 total, which doesn’t buy a whole lot of Chapstick in this economy.

Think you can top this swag? Bring it on. If it’s better than 22 Chapsticks, I’ll blog it, but I don’t know how you would possibly top that.

Send it to me at P.O. Box 882012, San Diego, CA, 92168. 



The blogger needs to disclose a material interest in this post. She received 22 Chapsticks from Scripps Health, danced around and started applying the product on herself and anyone within arm’s reach.


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Reader Comments (5)

Love the randomness, lol everybody loves free stuff ;)

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Oh, I don't have any swag, but now I *do* have your mailing address. SHIT, GIRL.

March 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFoxyKate

FoxyKate, as if there's nothing in your house that you could send me in the name of blog swag. I'm going to go through your Facebook pics and make notes of everything in the background that looks nice and that will fit in a P.O. box.

March 10, 2011 | Registered CommenterJill

I might have to dig up some "Happy Bunny" stickers to send you ... Not because they have anything to do with birth, but because I find them funny... ;-)

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I love Happy Bunny! And things that cost free-ninety-nine.

March 11, 2011 | Registered CommenterJill
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