Monday, June 20, 2011

Discovery Girls Magazine Review and Giveaway!


Book:  Discovery Girls Fab Girls Guide to Friendship Hardship

Description:  The Fab Girls Guide to Friendship Hardship is one of a four-book set of survival guides for middle school girls.  In this book girls will read about how to deal with problems in friendships and best ways to make and keep true friends.  It includes chapters on mean girls, cliques and being the best friend you can be.

My Review:   After reading through this book my first thought was I wish I had this book when I was growing up.  I've learned a lot about friendship over the years, but it's taken a long time and broken relationships to truly learn how to be a good friend.  I can say I still struggle with this from time to time!  I think this book would be a great resource for any tween or teenager.  I love the chapter on Being the Best Friend You can Be - anyone can benefit from the information shared.  It gives great advice from dealing with conflict to letting a friendship go.

I was also sent a couple of recent issues of Discovery Girls Magazine.  There are 2 different editions.  One for girls 8 & Up and also a middle-school edition.  The magazines are great because they feature real girls on the cover and in each issue.  The content is driven from girl readers themselves.  Since I don't have a daughter of this age yet I requested some feedback from women whose daughters receive this magazine and got nothing but positive responses.  It sounds like this magazine is truly a great resource for girls and the content is very age-appropriate.

The Giveaway: Thanks to Discovery Girls one reader of Confessions of a Frugal Mind will win a 1 year subscription to Discovery Girls Magazine (6 issues- a $20 value), one complete set of their Fab Girls Guides including Fab Girls Guide to Friendship Hardship ($40 value) plus a copy of their special Collector's Edition with 2 free gifts ($10 value)!


You can enter one time or multiple times (up to 8 entries) - just be sure to enter a separate comment for each of the entry methods. Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner!

Mandatory Entry:  Visit DiscoveryGirls.com and leave a comment sharing something you learned by visiting the site.

Bonus Entries:
(1)  Subscribe to Confessions of a Frugal Mind by email.  You must confirm your subscription.  Leave me a comment and let me know that you subscribe.  If you already subscribe leave a comment letting me know.

(2)  "Like" Confessions of a Frugal Mind on Facebook then leave a comment letting me know you have liked the page.


(3)  Follow me on Twitter @JulsB20.  Then leave me a comment with your Twitter handle. 

(4) Follow Discovery Girls on Twitter @DGmagazine then leave a comment.

(5) "Like" Discovery Girls Magazine on Facebook then leave a comment.

(6)  Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect then leave a comment letting me know.

(7)  Follow this blog on Networked Blogs then leave a comment letting me know you do.


This giveaway will end Thursday, June 30th at 11:59 pm CST.  Giveaway is open to US and Canada.  Winner will be chosen using random.org. 

Disclosure:  I was provided a copy of the book and issues of the magazine for purpose of a review. No further compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% mine.

58 comments:

  1. I'd love to won thte subsciption for my daughter! I didn't know the magazine existed- that's what I learned!

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  2. i love that they have a daily BLOG on there! Must share that with my daughter!

    christyplus2 at gmail dot com

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  3. i like you on facebook!(and left you a comment!)

    Christy S J

    christyplus2 at gmail dot com

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  4. i follow you on twitter! (@orangeheromama)

    christyplus2 at gmail dot com

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  5. i follow DGmagazine on twitter!

    christyplus2 at gmail dot com

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  6. i like DGmagazine on facebook!

    christyplus2 at gmail dot com

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  7. i already follow you with GFC! (i'm 'OrangeHeroMama', but i am having issues with blogger and commenting so i'm anonymous)

    christyplus2 at gmail dot com

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  8. I learned their site has a section that has helpful links for parents too.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  9. I follow you on twitter as kmayans.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  10. I follow you on gfc as degood.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  11. I learned the 5 ways to be a better friend.


    Thanks!
    Jenn
    learnquilling@gmail.com
    I Love Making Tutus

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  12. I subscribe via email.


    Thanks!
    Jenn
    learnquilling@gmail.com
    I Love Making Tutus

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  13. i learned the have a daily blog and games
    stracey2010@live.com

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  14. I was excited to learn that DG site has quizzes, which have recently become my tween's fave thing to do!! She would really enjoy the magazines!!

    pdrmoney (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  15. Liked you on facebook...paula atthetweenandme

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  16. Liked Discovery Girls on facebook....Paula Atthetweenandme

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  17. Great website.. I am new to the DG site and learned a great deal I'll share with my 10 yo.

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  18. Looks like a neat magazine - I learned they have features on recycling, e.g. celebrating Earth Day... and I think they would be a better voice than I am to encourage things like turning off the lights when you leave the room! Thanks! belauvibes (at) yahoo(dot) com

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  19. They encourage readers to contribute content!

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  26. I learned that it was created by girls. That is so awesome! My daughter would LOVE this!
    (Sorry for the deletions... I had the wrong email down)
    jaded.fury@hotmail.com

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  27. I am subscribed to Confessions of a Frugal Mind via email

    jaded.fury@hotmail.com

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  28. I follow you on Facebook

    jaded.fury@hotmail.com

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  29. I follow you on Twitter (MommaTiff83)

    jaded.fury@hotmail.com

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  30. I am following DGMagazine on Twitter (MommaTiff83)

    jaded.fury@hotmail.com

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  31. I follow DG Magazine on Facebook

    jaded.fury@hotmail.com

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  32. I am following via Google Friend Connect

    jaded.fury@hotmail.com

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  33. I am following via Networked Blogs

    jaded.fury@hotmail.com

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  34. I learned that they have great advice and tips for girls. They also have free downloads :)
    Kkrasowski at comcast dot net

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  35. following you on twitter - @tidbitsfromamom
    Kkrasowski at comcast dot net

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  36. following Discovery Girls on twitter - @tidbitsfromamom
    Kkrasowski at comcast dot net

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  37. gfc follower
    Kkrasowski at comcast dot net

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  38. At the Discovery Girls website, I think the Advice section is a wonderful idea. Girls have issues, many of which they do not feel comfortable talking to anyone about. With this column, they can get their questions answered without having to talk to someone in person.

    Thanks for the giveaway. ~Pauline

    dod@rogers.com

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  39. I am subscribed to receive your emails using dod@rogers.com.

    dod@rogers.com

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  40. I am following you on Twitter. My Twitter ID is @bullittmilner.

    dod@rogers.com

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  41. I am following Discovery Girls on Twitter.

    Twitter ID: @bullittmilner

    dod@rogers.com

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  42. I am a fan of Discovery Girls Magazine on Facebook.

    Facebook ID: Pauline Milner Pike

    dod@rogers.com

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  43. I am following your blog publically with Google Friend Connect. GFC ID: dod

    dod@rogers.com

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  44. I am following your blog with Networked Blogs. My Networked Blog ID is Pauline Milner Pike.

    dod@rogers.com

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  45. Follow via GFC.

    jdavisfam04@gmail.com

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  46. I learned that they read every single piece of mail that comes in and then they keep it. That is awesome.

    Ginjasims@windstream.net

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  47. I am a subscriber of CFM

    Ginjasims@windstream.net

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  48. I like CFM on FB.

    Ginjasims@windstream.net

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  49. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/bullittmilner/status/86491541736136704

    dod@rogers.com

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  50. I love their blog- and quizzes! I loved quizzes when I was that age....
    onenote4ever@hotmail.com

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  51. I follow CFM on Twitter

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  52. I follow DG on Twitter.

    Ginjasims@windstream.net

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  53. I like DG on FB.

    Ginjasims@windstream.net

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