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200th Episode and 200 Random Acts of Pixie Dust: How to Participate!

To celebrate the 200th episode of the PassPorter Moms Podcast on November 12, 2013, we’re going to do 200 random acts of pixie dust for our listeners! PassPorter will randomly pick 200 active listeners to receive a PassPorter’s Walt Disney World Online Edition, PassPorter’s Disney Cruise Line Online Edition, a month in the PassPorter’s Club, a PassPorter Pal pin, a PassHolder Pouch, or a PassPorter PassPack, with one lucky listener receiving an iPod Shuffle.

We want to give these things to our most loyal listeners who believe in pixie dust as we do. So to be eligible, we want you to tell us about a random act of pixie dust you did, one that happened to you, or even one you witnessed … and we want you to SHARE it with others somewhere online to keep the magic going. So post it on Facebook, Tweet it, put it on Google+, Instagram, the PassPorter Boards, or e-mail it to a friend. Find a way to share it, show or tell us what you did here (or via e-mail to podcast (at) passporter [dot] com), and you’ll be in. But you need to do it by Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 11:59 am ET to be eligible. Are there 200 of you out there who believe in the magic of pixie dust? We’re going to find out!

So what is a random act of pixie dust? It’s our way of saying be kind and generous to one another. We mention it frequently on the podcast (episode 177 is all about the pixie dust!), and you can read it more about it here. It can be simple or amazing — everything counts.

We will keep a list of all eligible listeners on this page so you’ll know if you’re in the running. We’ll announce the winners on air during our 200th episode, as well as online.

Here are tips on sharing your random acts of pixie dust and getting noticed:
  • If you share it on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, or the PassPorter Boards, please include the #passportermoms hashtag (be sure to include the #) and make sure your post is set to public.
  • If you e-mail it, please copy podcast (at) passporter [dot] com
  • Remember to post here (or e-mail us) to make sure we spot your random act of pixie dust story! Feel free to put in links.

We look forward to hearing from you, reading your stories, and spreading our own pixie dust on our 200th episode — listen to on Tuesday evening, November 12, 2013.

Eligible Listeners for the 200 Random Acts of Pixie Dust:

None yet! Who’s first?
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