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Sam’s Club Holiday Cheer Giveaway


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Cheer is: More time with the family? Festive décor? Planning in advance?  Sam’s Club recently announced the results of the 2012 Study on Holiday Cheer. The study set out to understand the state of holiday cheer among American consumers. Plus, discover the routines and inspirations that create cheer during a busy shopping season. The study revealed that while 75 percent of consumers feel that the recent economy has an impact on their holiday cheer. Additionally, 79 percent are looking forward to the 2012 holiday season.

To deliver more cheer to hopeful families this holiday, Sam’s Club and SamsClub.com/holiday have launched a host of inspirational holiday solutions. These will assist in for preparing the home, entertaining and gift giving.

To further elevate cheer through the season, Sam’s Club has enlisted an all-star squad of Cheer Guides. These national experts in decorating, entertaining and charitable giving. They will inspire members with creative, fun ideas that ease the stress of the holiday season.

Despite the economic impact on cheer, the 2012 Sam’s Club Study on Holiday Cheer states that nearly three quarters of American consumers look forward to the holidays, no matter what income level, ethnicity, age or household size.  The overwhelming definition of holiday cheer is family and friends. In fact, 50 percent of American consumers say that dinner with family and friends best defines cheer.  Furthermore, over 35 percent say cheer is defined by lights and decorations. Eight percent define cheer as holiday movies and music.  For even more interesting facts from their study, visit the link provided.

There might be something to the “making a list and checking it twice” mantra. In fact, half of all survey respondents said they are happier during the holidays when they plan ahead. Also, when they find ways to simplify their lives.

To help families prepare for gift shopping, out of town guests and party planning, Sam’s Club presents a host of simple programs to inject cheer into the shopping routine:
  • Holiday Taste of Sam’s Club (Nov. 16-18): The annual extravaganza to sample fresh foods, gourmet-to-go desserts. It will also have ready-made appetizers makes the tenth annual Holiday Taste of Sam’s Club a cheerful holiday tradition. For three days, members and guests can “try before they buy,” plan their holiday menus. They can also learn entertaining shortcuts from “Tastes ‘n’ Tips” associates.
  • Click n’ Pull®: Sam’s Club takes the legwork out of holiday shopping with theSamsClub.com Click n’ Pull feature. Members simply submit their orders online before 5 p.m. Then a Sam’s Club associate will have the items gathered and ready for pick up the next day. (Not available Nov. 23)
  • Black Friday Savings Event (Nov. 23): Members will cheer for savings as they indulge in “mistletoe and a cup of joe” at Sam’s Club on the biggest shopping day of the year. While supplies last, Sam’s Club treats members to complimentary Starbucks Holiday Blend coffee and Artisan Fresh pastries as they shop for special savings on treasured gifts reserved for members only.
  • Cybernate: Sam’s Club members can stay cozy and “cybernate” while shopping. They can do this anywhere at any time on SamsClub.com—and via the Sam’s Club iPad® app and mobile app. They can have exclusive savings on unique gifts ranging from big screen HDTVs and electronics to stunning diamond jewelry and toys for kids. Tap the app to make shopping lists, check Instant Savings, view recipes, and upload photos directly to a local Sam’s Club Photo Center.
  • 24/7 Free Tech Support: Thanks to the qualified team of Sam’s Club Tech Experts, families won’t stress over tech set-up and maintenance. When members dial 1-877-758-4346, they’ll receive free technical assistance. They can get it for any television, home theater, digital music player, camera/camcorder or computer purchased at Sam’s Club.
  • Special Deliveries from Sam’s Club Giving (Dec.10-15): 85 percent of American consumers prefer to give gifts than to receive them. In December, the Sam’s Club Giving program celebrates the cheer discovered from giving back to our communities.
Sam’s Club also wants to enhance the holiday cheer this season for one lucky RMK reader with a Bella Triple Slow Cooker. This must-have kitchen essential is great for cooking and serving 3 different dishes simultaneously with individual temperature controls.  Who wouldn’t love to have that for their holiday entertaining?
Bella Professional Oval Triple Slow Cooker with Lid Rests
To enter, just leave a comment telling me what cheer is to you is this holiday season.  You have until Friday November 9th at midnight (MST) to enter.


Jessica November 8, 2012 - 1:54 pm

Cheer is the magic of the season! The twinkle of the lights, that special heart warmth that comes from the gathering of families and seeing the first Nativity scene are all things that help make the season complete.

Jessica November 8, 2012 - 1:52 pm

Cheer is seeing the magic of the season on other’s faces. It is not just limited to children!

Julia G November 7, 2012 - 4:24 pm

I love the sights, sounds and smells of the Christmas season. It seems like everyone is happier.

KarenK November 7, 2012 - 1:29 pm

Cheer is having a couple of days off work to enjoy being with my kids while they are out of school. And also visiting with my family from out of town.

Staci A November 7, 2012 - 9:59 am

For us, cheer is spending time with family and friends and making memories with our kids.

Laura C. November 7, 2012 - 6:56 am

😀 This is my favorite time of the year! Cheer has different meaning to different people which is what makes this time of year so special! We all can celebrate in our own ways. For me personally, cheer starts in October … i know, i know.. too early, but the holidays START with Halloween… all the way through to New Years Eve! I love everything about this time of year.. decorations are a MUST for them all. I get to spend much needed time with loved ones. We bake way to many Christmas cookies and I always try to find a good Christmas story that I’ve never read. I fill my weekends with Hallmark Channel or Lifetime Christmas movies…oooo.. don’t forget the 25 Days of Christmas!! I also use this time to talk to my son about what this holiday means… really means. And I always find a way to volunteer around Christmas… even if it’s helping at a school party. It’s the season of GIVING and for me, that means more than presents. 🙂

Doreen November 6, 2012 - 5:58 pm

Cheer is good food, family and friends enjoying the holidays.

Barb November 6, 2012 - 4:22 pm

cheer to me this holiday season is spending time with my family

Chelsea M November 6, 2012 - 1:18 pm

Things that cheer me would be spending much time with my husband and my son! There is so much in my life to be thankful for, for instance with my husband being in the service we at times aren’t able to spend Holidays together. But I am thankful that this year he is able to spend it with my us! This will be my son’s second Christmas, so much more decorating and baking with a little helper for sure this year, especially with the inlaw’s coming down i’ll need all the help I can get! Your site will come in handy for recipes! (and of course lot’s of cleaning up afterwards) =) That is my Holiday/Life cheer!

Happy Holidays everyone! Enjoy your families, and loved ones!

Lauren November 6, 2012 - 6:29 am

spending time with family OFF WORK 🙂

Cierra November 6, 2012 - 5:06 am

Cheer for me is enjoying time with my family and friends this holiday season. I am getting married next year and have so much to be thankful for this year. I would love to win this item to be able to pull off my first family get together as a married woman!

Dezi A November 6, 2012 - 2:12 am

Cheer is baking with my little chefs.

Lethea B November 5, 2012 - 8:06 pm

Cheer is knowing that every phone call, every smile, every hug, every kiss, and every minute shared with family and friends (especially this time of year) becomes a very special memory that can light up a smile for years to come!

Patty November 5, 2012 - 3:28 pm

All of the lights. Love the color and the twinkles everywhere.

LaDawn November 5, 2012 - 2:51 pm

I have to agree with so many others that the main source of holiday cheer is spending time with loved ones. Sharing special foods with those loved ones makes it even better!

Maryanne November 5, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Spending time with family brings me cheer

Amy S November 4, 2012 - 10:08 pm

Cheer is spending time with the family!

Dawn B November 4, 2012 - 7:23 pm

Our candlelight Christmas eve service at church always brings me cheer.

Michelle November 4, 2012 - 6:59 pm

Cheer to me means spending quality time with friends and family

Kelly Dorpinghaus November 4, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Time with family & friends. Favorite foods that are only made during the holidays.

Nikki November 4, 2012 - 1:27 pm

good times with family and friends

VictoriaN November 4, 2012 - 11:48 am

Family, Friends, Festivities. That holiday cheer to me.

Danyelle November 4, 2012 - 10:42 am

Getting together with family and the smell of something good cooking in the background is cheer to me.

Margaret November 4, 2012 - 9:40 am

Mostly time with family but I really love the lights and the music. It usually brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart.

Amy November 4, 2012 - 9:20 am

Lots of things – decorating the tree while listening to my holiday favorites and making our family’s traditional fudge are just a few.

erin November 4, 2012 - 7:41 pm

cheer for me is the happy i feel from spending some much time surrounded by family and friends.

Kate November 4, 2012 - 8:15 am

To me Holiday Cheer is the feeling in the air when the world is preparing for Christmas. It’s seeing all the decorations, the music in the air, the smell of delicious food, the peacefullness of fresh fallen snow, and the happiness and excitement of people, especially young children as they get ready for the big day. I just love the Holiday Season for the Holiday Cheer that comes alive.

Diane November 4, 2012 - 8:14 am

Cheer is family and fun

Joy November 4, 2012 - 8:11 am

Holiday cheer for me is having a little break from the “real world” worries and just enjoying time with friends and family.

Sarah G November 4, 2012 - 7:03 am

Spending time with my family and making lots of good food, going to my kids holiday band and choir concerts, giving presents,decorating the house. And this year watching my youngest child’s reaction to the tree and presents, he was just a baby last year so this year should be really fun!

Becky November 4, 2012 - 4:44 am

Lots of delicious food and family!

Terri November 3, 2012 - 10:27 pm

Holiday cheer for me is being happy I have such a wonderful family to spend time with!

Chriss November 3, 2012 - 10:09 pm

Cheer to me is spending time with fa,ily and eating good food.

Debbie Bray November 3, 2012 - 9:54 pm

Spending time with my family

Christine Waddell November 3, 2012 - 9:52 pm

Shopping and cooking for my family. I love dinners together with my daughters, son in laws and grandkids.

Beth November 3, 2012 - 9:45 pm

Holiday cheer is being with family and celebrating the TRUE meaning of Christmas!

Christie B November 3, 2012 - 9:14 pm

Cheer is spending time with my family and celebrating the true reason for Christmas.

cindy ultican November 3, 2012 - 8:47 pm

new ethnic dishes from new family members!

Sarah November 3, 2012 - 8:27 pm

My cheer is watching my kids’ faces as they take in the season. At 5 and 3, they’re still thoroughly enchanted every year!

Loretta November 3, 2012 - 7:39 pm

Having all my family together in one place is my Cheer!

kayla November 3, 2012 - 7:30 pm

holiday cheer is everyone getting together for family dinner parties!

Kim November 3, 2012 - 6:59 pm

Cheer is spending time with my family. Thanks for the giveaway.

Heather November 3, 2012 - 6:27 pm

Holiday Cheer is spending quality time with my family and teaching my children and role modeling how to be thankful for our blessings.

shirley elizabeth November 3, 2012 - 6:26 pm

Holiday cheer is family coming into town and seeing my adorable little boy in red long johns excited about the lights and parties and presents.

Susan B. November 3, 2012 - 6:18 pm

Cheer is being able to sing my favorite Christmas Carols at church with my family on Christmas Eve. We celebrate the birth of Jesus as a family–this brings joy to my heart. 🙂

TrishInFL November 3, 2012 - 6:06 pm

Holiday Cheer is sharing happiness with my friends and family!

Shanna November 3, 2012 - 5:54 pm

Holiday cheer is being with my family and remembering how blessed I am!

Rochelle November 3, 2012 - 5:39 pm

Cheer is that great feeling I get spending quality time with my family. Whether we are cooking together or watching a holiday movie that feeling is always there :). Thanks!

Kelly D November 3, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Cheer is seeing my children get excited over the holidays and making the house festive for them.

Andrea W November 3, 2012 - 4:12 pm

I love spending time with the family and doing lots of baking.

Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom November 3, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Cheer is seeing the excitement on my kids’ faces on Christmas morning!

Ani November 3, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Holiday cheer to me is just being with family and having a good time together.

Joan November 3, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Cheer is having my nieces every Thanksgiving weekend! We bake, decorate the Christmas tree and go into town for the annual tree lighting!

Katie November 3, 2012 - 2:47 pm

Cheer is spending time with the ones I love.

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions November 3, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Cheer is spending time with family and loved ones that you don’t see often (and even the ones you do). And making special memories by making time for family traditions!

Jamie A. November 3, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Cheer has changed for me in some respects. It has always been about celebrating Jesus’ birth with friends and family. Now as a mom, it’s doing simple things to not only share with our son the Reason for the season (and every day), but also to make his world brighter and more magical–just as he does for us.

Maralea November 3, 2012 - 2:07 pm

For me, holiday cheer is seeing all the excitement on my grandbabies faces Christmas morning!

Melissa November 3, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Holiday Cheer for me to spending time with family, eating lots of good food, and most of all remembering the reason for the seasons- Thanking God and Jesus’ Birth.

Maria W. November 3, 2012 - 1:52 pm

Cheer is knowing Jesus and that He is a gift from God the Father to bring us closer to Himself. Cheer is family around the house during the celebration of Christmas!!!

Joan November 3, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Tree Lights

Andrea D. November 3, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Cheer is having time with my little family of 5 (far from the rest of mine and my hubby’s families) and doing some simple things together. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Jessica November 3, 2012 - 1:19 pm

CHRISTmas cheer!! The Savior’s birth!!

Kris November 3, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Holiday cheer is being able to enjoy time with family and friends while celebrating the birth of our Savior.

Dawn November 3, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Holiday Cheer for me is having my kids around. My son will be home for the holiday first time since he moved to California in May.

Julie November 3, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Holiday cheer is spending the holidays with my family, cooking, baking, gift giving, holiday music and the birth of Jesus.

Candee November 3, 2012 - 12:36 pm


April V November 3, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Spreading the Christmas cheer to everyone we meet this year, and being thankful Jesus died for our sins!

Elizabeth Ann November 3, 2012 - 12:07 pm

The gift of Jesus! 🙂

Ashley November 3, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Cheer to me is being around family and having a really pretty decorated tree and all the holiday baking I get to do for my family.

Janelle Belka November 3, 2012 - 12:03 pm

Cheer is being with my family and creating lasting memories together. It’s also serving others and feeling that unselfish love.

Terri C November 3, 2012 - 11:46 am

Cheer is high for me this year, my draughts husband was sent to France to work and they were going to be gone for both holidays, but they sent them home yesterday. Now we can see them and our 3 year old granddaughter. Money is tight, but I’m so thankful!

Anne November 3, 2012 - 11:37 am

Holiday cheer is all about spending time with the family—more precious the older my kids get as they deal with the complications of their own lives!

Julia S. November 3, 2012 - 11:34 am

I have a hard time getting cheerful around the holidays because of some trauma that happened to me when I was a little girl. But now that I’m married with 2 children, I push myself to get into the spirit for them. So I bake holiday dishes, watch the holiday movies, and decorate my house to make it special, not just for them, but for me as well. I think of it as reinventing the holidays for myself!

Debbie November 3, 2012 - 11:12 am

Holiday cheer is all about love to me. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a lot of money for presents, just being able to be happy and spend time with the people that mean the most to you, that’s all that matters.

Casey C November 3, 2012 - 11:00 am

Holiday cheer is being home with my family and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Johna November 3, 2012 - 10:58 am

For me, holiday cheer is spending time with my family. Just having them around me, knowing they are safe and healthy, and happy, and just showing my love for them.

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