As many of you know, a few weeks ago, eCampus.com kicked off its first-ever #MyStudyBuddy Facebook Photo Contest which asked people to share a selfie of their furry, scaly, fuzzy or feathery best friend helping them get through remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wow! You guys blew the roof off of this coronavirus quarantine distraction! We can’t tell you how much fun it was to see all your outstanding pet photos. (You should head over to our Facebook page and take a look!) We are happy to announce we had 80 adorable entries!
From dogs to cats, a ferret, bunnies, and a bird, we saw a great cross-section of the animal kingdom represented and we wish we could have picked all of them as winners. One thing is certain – based on the pictures, the number of entries and the popularity of our contest, animals are such an important part of our lives.
And now to show off our five winners ($50 eCampus.com gift card), including our grand prize winner who won a $50 eCampus.com gift card in addition to a $250 Visa gift card…
We appreciate everyone who entered the #MyStudyBuddy Photo Contest. To check out all the entries, jump over to our Facebook page – https://bit.ly/MyStudyBuddy.
Be sure to Like and Follow our page while you’re there – you never know when our next big giveaway is going to be!
Prefer Instagram? Twitter? We hang out there, too! Connect with us for great savings on textbooks and a few laughs along the way.
During these unconventional times, your study group probably looks a lot different. The guy sitting next to you used to have two legs, a beard and glasses; now he has four legs, loves to have his belly rubbed and barks when you ask him a question.
Your other study partner always took great notes and loved to wear her favorite blue cardigan; now she curls up by you on the couch and purrs while you read chapter 10 in your Economics book.
With many students learning from home right now, our furry (feathery, scaly or fuzzy) friends have become our lab partners and study buddies in our new online learning environments.
Whether you own a dog, cat, bunny, bird, snake or some other kind of pet, they’ve been there for you through this time of social distancing, remote learning and the overall unknown. Our “four-legged” friends offer a sense of comfort, warmth, love and normalcy when almost nothing else around us does.
They may not understand why “mommy” and/or “daddy” are home way more than normal, but you can be sure they are living their best life right now. In addition to including them in your daily studies, we wanted to share some of our favorite ideas for passing the time with your pets.
Here are six fun ways to involve your pet in your social distancing experience (and a BONUS at the end you don’t want to miss!)
TOYS!! Make a toy out of an old t-shirt or something else just lying around your house. They can chase or tug on it to chase away some boredom.
Teach them a trick – roll-over, jump, fetch…the sky’s the limit! Check out YouTube and Zak George for an assist.
Make up songs for or about your furry friend. Exercise your creativity and your vocal cords and just have some fun making up songs. You never know, they may just join in and sing along.
Strike a yoga/doga pose. This can be a stressful time for people, but that stress can also rub off on our furry friends. Yoga can help relieve your stress and possibly your pet’s stress, too; have fun together.
Have a pet photoshoot! There’s no better time to make some lasting memories than now.
But wait, there’s more!
How about a FACEBOOKPHOTO CONTEST with $500 in prizes?
eCampus.com wants to celebrate your new study buddies! Enter our Facebook Photo Contest by sharing a selfie with your pet studying from home with the hashtag #MyStudyBuddy. Let’s have some fun together. Here’s how:
eCampus.com Facebook #MyStudyBuddy Photo Contest
Snap a pic of you and your furry friend studying and join us HERE
Include a short caption, tag us (@ecampusdotcom) and hashtag #MyStudyBuddy
Share the post and encourage your friends and family to vote by liking your comment. Voting ends at 11:59 pm ET, May 8, 2020.
The top 5 most liked pics will win $50 eCampus.com gift cards and will be eligible for the Grand Prize of a $250 Visa Gift Card. You can find more information and full contest rules via our Facebook page.
So, now’s the time to get snappin’ and share your pic! We want to see all those cute animals. They bring joy to you during these uncertain times so share the love!
And just in case you’re looking to get rid of those books at the end of the semester, or need new ones, eCampus.com has you covered! We know it’s a weird time, but we’re open and here for you! Sell your textbooks back for cash 24/7 regardless of where you purchased them.
Have other ideas on how to connect with your pets during the COVID-19 quarantine? Share them now on social by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
At eCampus.com we understand how important it is for college students to save money, which is why we work so hard to get you your textbooks easy, fast and cheap! But we aren’t stupid, we know these books that you’ve got to have are boring. Really, really boring! We are asking you to help us beat the boredom this month by entering our photo contest for a chance to win $500 cash, or be one of seven participants to win a $25 Visa gift card. All you have to do is get creative and take a photo with your eCampus.com box (the one your books come in, or use this printout instead if you don’t have a box) and upload it to our Facebook app!
It is almost tournament time! eCampus.com wants to make your NCAA Basketball Tournament experience worthy of a national trophy so we will be giving away some great prizes in the Game Day Giveaway! From March 13 through April 2 we will be giving away a daily prize to one lucky winner. The grand prize winner will be announced during half time of the championship game and will win a Vizio 3D LCD HDTV! All entrants are eligible to win all 21 and there is a limit to one entry per day. Make sure to share the sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter for even more chances to win. For each referred friend that enters you will get an extra entry. So head on over and sign up via Facebook or Twitter!
DAILYPRIZES 3/13 – Nalgene On the Fly® Water Bottle
3/14 – Sports Illustrated: The Basketball Book®
3/15 – $25 eCampus.com Gift Card
3/16 – ESPN: The Magazine® Annual Subscription
3/17 – Spalding® Official Replica Game Ball
3/18 – SKLZ® Pro Mini Basketball Hoop
3/19 – $50 Skinit.com® Gift Card
3/20 – DVDs: Baseketball, He Got Game, Teen Wolf, Semi-Pro, Space Jam
3/21 – NBA 2K12® Playstation 3® Game
3/22 – Franklin® Electronic Basketball Bounce A Bucket
3/23 – Book Set: I May Be Wrong But I Doubt It, Leading With The Heart, Sacred Hoops, When March Went Mad, The Book of Basketball
3/24 – $75 eCampus.com Gift Card
3/25 – Cohesion® Gaming Chair w/ Audio
3/26 – $100 Foot Locker® Gift Card
3/27 – Apple iPod Nano® 8GB
3/28 – Beats by Dre® Headphones
3/29 – Spalding® 4020 Dual Electronic Basketball Game
3/30 – GoPro HD Hero® Camera
3/31 – Sony Bravia® Home Theater System
4/01 – Sony Playstation 3®
4/02 – Vizio® 32″ 3D LCD HDTV
We will pick the winner on Thursday (February 23) at 4pm EST. Below is an example tweet to enter the giveaway:
@ecampusdotcom My study space works for me because it is really well organized and well lit.
Please note that comments on the blog will not count as entries. You must tweet your entry to be eligible to win. Good luck!
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