Now, you know I am not a huge fan of giant corporations. I am an advocate for the small business owner, and I will always seek out a mom-and-pop store before succumbing to a corporate giant. However, the corporate giants sometimes offer some interesting incentives… and they can do this precisely because they are big and well-funded. Here is a good example: if you are between the ages of 14 – 19, you could win $50,000 cash for college through Jo-Ann Fabric’s 2010 prom contest.
Here’s the deal: you make your dress and an accessory using fabric and other products from Jo-Ann. You take three pictures of the completed ensemble, submit your receipts for the fabric purchase (must be from Jo-Ann’s), and get it all turned in to Jo-Ann’s by 6-15-10. Finalists will be notified by 7-2-10. Think about it – in this horrid economy, if you are a crafty mo-fo, you could get some big bucks for college, which would undoubtedly be very helpful.
The small print: you have to be a U.S. resident to participate, and the offer is void in Maryland and Vermont. It’s a pretty great opportunity, so good luck to all of you!!