Accessories & Apparel Closed Giveaways Reviews

Back to School with Famous Footwear and Converse #Giveaway

I slipped on my first pair on Converse a few weeks ago.  After wearing them an entire day, I wondered what had taken me so long to give them a try.  Seriously, I wear them a few times a week now, because they are so comfortable!  They’ve quickly become my go-to shoes, whether I’ve got a quick errand to run or I’m going to spend the day on my feet (maybe shopping?) I can wear these because they do not make my feet hurt.  Coming from me, that is saying a lot.  Before Converse, there was only one brand of shoes I could count on when I knew I would be on my feet for more than a couple hours.  Now, there are two brands I count on and Converse is one of them.

Famous Footwear is a leading back-to-school footwear destination for families – with more than 1,100 stores nationwide offering more than 100 nationally recognized brands and even more choices available at

Famous Footwear has just launched a Facebook contest called “Step It Up For Your School” – a national contest to inspire students  to advocate for their high school to be improved. Entrants have a chance to win the $100,000 prize — $75,000 to transform their high school, and a $25,000 cash prize for the winning nominator to keep.

How It Works

Participants can visit Famous Footwear’s Facebook page for details on how to nominate their high school to receive a donation of up to $75,000 by writing a 250-word essay explaining how their school would use the funds.

Famous Footwear Facebook fans can vote once each day for their favorite essay, and the high school that accumulates the highest number of votes will receive up to $75,000 towards a transformation project.

The writer of the essay that garners the most votes will receive a cash prize worth up to $25,000.  For every vote cast, Famous Footwear will add $1 to the prize, up to $75,000 for the school donation and up to $25,000 for the individual cash prize.

The grand prize will be announced in late September. Entrants must be at least 13 years old.


One winner will receive the pair of Converse shoes of their choice courtesy of Famous Footwear.

Mandatory Entry

To enter, check out the selection of Converse at Famous Footwear and tell me which style is your favorite.  This is mandatory and must be completed before any other entries.

Optional Extra Entries

This giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only and ends at 11:59PM CST on Sepetmer 30, 2011. Winner will be chosen via “And The Winner Is” and notified by e-mail with 48 hours to claim prize.

A product was received to assist with this post, but no other compensation was provided.  All opinions remain my own, as always.

This giveaway is now closed and this winner (merleandtina@) has been notified via e-mail.


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