$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Posted on Nov 23 2015 - 12:13pm by Susan Bewley

We are shar­ing this post as part of a Blog­gin’ Mamas Social Good Cam­paign, and were not com­pen­sated for doing so.

Random Acts of Kindness Giveaway AARP- Win $100 Amazon Giftcard- Ends 12-5-15


Bloggin’ Mamas is sponsoring this giveaway in support of the Ad Council and the AARP & helping to raise awareness of the Caregiver Assistance campaign. November is National Family Caregivers month, and the Random Acts of Kindness initiative aims to recognize and support the 40 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. Many caregivers are boomer women, often sandwiched between the needs of their parents and their own kids.

A popular misconception is that caregivers are paid medical professionals, providing full-time care to someone in need of daily help, when in reality, most caregivers are family members or friends who are also working and managing their own families at the same time. For many, the caregiving role starts with simple things like scheduling a doctor’s visit or helping with daily errands, but gradually expands over time, until it becomes a major commitment in their lives.

This month, they kicked off a program designed to encourage all Americans to perform an unexpected ‘Random Act of Kindness’ for a caregiver. By starting this nationwide movement, they’ll raise awareness of caregiving and caregivers while at the same time reaching caregivers directly—helping to alleviate some of their daily stresses and reward them for their ongoing support.

Info & Resources

  • Learn more about Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers
  • The ask is simple—identify someone in your life or in your community who is serving as a caregiver and do something nice for them. It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, just a small gesture that makes a caregiver’s life a little easier.
  • In addition to the giveaway below, the AARP is also asking that participants share their story with them. If you submit a 150 word or less summary of how you made a caregiver feel special and photo, you’ll be entered to win a cash prize from their $10,000 pot. There are weekly winners, and their contest runs through March 15, 2016.

Watch This Video!

Almost three in ten people who are caring for someone say their life has changed with caregiving, oftentimes for the negative. More than one in five say their weight, their exercise, or their social life has/have suffered. Emotionally, one in five say they are generally unhappier and one in three say they feel sad or depressed. That’s why AARP created a community where caregivers can connect with experts and other caregivers and can find information and tools to take even better care of the person who once took care of them.

And Now for the Giveaway!

One Win­ner will Win a $100 Ama­zon Giftcard!

Give­away begins Novem­ber 21st, 2015 at 6pm EST and ends December 5th, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.
Open to US res­i­dents age 18 and older.
Win­ner will be selected by Random.org and be noti­fied by email.
See Give­away Tools wid­get below for full terms & conditions.


Dis­clo­sure: Blog­gin’ Mamas is host­ing this give­away and coor­di­nat­ing prize ful­fill­ment. Ele­ment Asso­ciates, The Ad Coun­cil and the AARP are in no way respon­si­ble for the give­away, and only pro­vided the above con­tent to be dis­trib­uted in the form of a PSA.


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

17 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jennifer D November 23, 2015 at 1:00 pm -

    I am a little familiar with AARP. And I am a nurse and I do special things for all of my co-workers. If thet=y are having a rough day, I get them a cookie, or a coffee.

  2. steve weber November 24, 2015 at 11:12 am -

    Yes I’m familiar with AARP — I use to be a caregiver for an elderly man so I understand how important good care is for someone.

  3. Sonya Sanderson November 24, 2015 at 11:45 am -

    Yes I am familiar with AARP. I run errands for several of my elderly neighbors.

  4. Rachel Mauffray November 24, 2015 at 4:02 pm -

    I am a caregiver for my autistic child. I battle Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia at the same time.

  5. Will G November 24, 2015 at 5:48 pm -

    I am aware of it. I have not done a random act of kindness as of yet.

  6. Sherwood November 24, 2015 at 7:53 pm -

    I’m not really familiar with AARP. I think I’ve gotten some things in the mail about it, but I don’t think I really read the material. I don’t even know any caregivers, though my mom used to do that when I was in primary school.

  7. kath g November 24, 2015 at 9:54 pm -

    yes, i’m familiar with aarp. last act of kindness to a caregiver was when my sister and i took two big baskets full of goodies, after my father died, to the nurses on the wing that cared for my father.

  8. Rachel C. November 24, 2015 at 11:46 pm -

    I’m familiar with AARP. I recently visited my grandpa and helped him clean his gutters! Wow, that was task.

  9. Wes S. November 25, 2015 at 12:17 am -

    Very aware. I’m only 40, but they send me info all the time. LOL!

  10. Melinda Dean November 25, 2015 at 4:00 am -

    I understand AARP members receive discounts. I am a caregiver for my husband who is paralyzed and has a brain injury so each day is filled with challenges.

  11. cynthia dawson November 25, 2015 at 9:30 am -

    I am familiar with AARP. I have not had the opportunity to do a random act of kindness for a caregiver as we have not had anyone needing care, but I would if I had the opportunity!

  12. Heather Garcia November 25, 2015 at 8:59 pm -

    My in laws have taken over caring for my husbands grandma. It is so heartbreaking to watch them (they are aging and have their own health problems) struggle to take care of her. She really should be in s place where people are trained to help her, but her sons will not agree to that. Sad that all of her 24/7 care falls on my mother in law and father in laws shoulders when she has two other sons that could be helping.

  13. debbie November 28, 2015 at 10:25 pm -

    I am familiar with aarp. And I’m sad to say that I haven’t done a random act of kindness for a caregiver.

  14. Joe Bitner November 29, 2015 at 9:38 am -

    I have had to deal with some caregivers over the last few years. And always treat them with the up most respect.

  15. Book November 30, 2015 at 8:31 am -

    I will be checking it out !!

  16. Jessica Adams November 30, 2015 at 2:25 pm -

    Yes I know about AARP.
    I am an Occupational Therapist. After my grandmother fell, she had a long recovery from her spinal cord injury. Luckily, she progressed enough to be able to stand, but not enough to go home alone. Therapy in her nursing home was going to discharge her. I knew from working in a nursing home myself, if she stayed, she would never be independent again. So I took her into my home. I am still caring for her, after several years. She has returned to her own home now, but I still have to assist her with showers. Being a caregiver is hard work. It changes things. I don’t do much for myself. So my random act of kindness is taking the time to enter this contest, for myself.

  17. Marilyn L December 2, 2015 at 6:47 am -

    I’m familiar with AARP and the last time I did something good for a caregiver, I sent them a care package to show that I was thinking of them 🙂