Monday, April 21, 2008

My first Giveaway in honor of National TV turnoff week!



This giveaway is now closed. Sorry.
This is my first giveaway ever and also my first time in a giveaway carnival. This is a great week because I have been pushing
National TV turnoff week which is this week! I sell Simply Fun games and products and I will be giving Grabbage away to a lucky winner. Grabbage is a bag full of card games to play with your family and friends. I'm sorry to admit this but I'm not really into face cards so this is actually like my least favorite game from the games I sell. They have so many great games for all ages. Make sure you check out my website for more fun games, crafts, puzzles and activities. I believe in bringing families and friends together for some face to face fun!

Here's how you enter my giveaway: leave a comment telling me why you need more quality time with family and friends. This does not have to be long or involved, I just love hearing more about you.
I will choose the winner from the entries. You can leave a comment anytime through Friday, April 25 and I will post and contact the winner by Monday, April 28. If I don't hear from you within three days I will pick a new winner!
You do not have to have a blog but you must provide your email address so I can contact you if you win. I can only ship to the US, sorry. I am low on fundage and am still buying way too many diapers. If you don't end up winning, feel free to check out my website and order anytime. So turn off your TV this week and get busy playing and making memories!

And don't forget to check out all the great giveaways this week at the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival!

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94 comments:

  1. I definitely need more quality time with family and friends. We are so busy that it's so easy to be disconnected and exhausted. We love playing games together, but don't do it often enough. I'd love to win this, it's a game we don't have!

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  2. This looks great...we love family game nigt;but if I have to play candyland one more time, I think I'll......
    great giveaway!
    thanks

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  3. Hey another Sharla!

    My family loves to play games. We build a lot more memories when we are all hanging out having fun playing games too!

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  4. My husband and I love board games, so this would be great!

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  5. My son and his family have weekly game nights. I would pass this along to them. great gift.

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  6. My husband and I have been married 30 years and have gotten into the nasty habit of sitting down to watch TV every night - night after night. It would be fun to have games to play! We used to do this and I'm not sure why we still don't! Would be especially nice for when grandson comes to spend the night - family night!

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  7. Never heard of this game, but looks like a great one for the family!

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  8. We need more of an excuse to get together with our married w/ children siblings...we are all so busy, but we need to make more time for that. Thanks! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

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  9. we are game-playing fools. count us in!

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  10. we love to play games in our house. it's a great way to connect with each member of the family.

    And this is a great giveaway

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  11. honestly we need it just because we watch to much tv and need something to get us to shut it off and look at each other! :) Haha.. seriously though we love to play games and this would be a blast. thanks for the great giveaway.

    daisyduck0427@gmail.com

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  12. My DH is a mechanic and also farms full time -- I work full time, am a wife to a farmer and mother to 2 young girls. I just need ways to help us stay connected (we're all happier when we are actively doing things together).

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  13. because we spend WAY too much time in front of the boob tube. We don't choose to sit around and talk and laugh and play...this could be our ticket...i hope I win. i hope I win. :)

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  14. Our time together lately has been spent doing intense homeschooling, so I would welcome a chance to spend more time PLAYING with my family of ten. Please enter me into this drawing! Thank you!

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  15. I need more quality time with family and friends, because I stay so busy with work.

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  16. We love playing games, but we seldom take the time to do it. I don't know why that is. I think it makes a great family time activity and is a great way to socialize with friends for an inexpensive evening of fun. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    Michelle
    www.northofthe49.com
    michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

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  17. I need more quality family time not because I'm too busy (I don't even own a tv) but because I live an hour away from parents and siblings. I try to visit as often as possible but it still gets lonely at times.

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  18. my best friend is moving three states away next month and i need to make new friends!

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  19. My family lives 1000 miles away, but I could definitely use this to get time with my friends. Though I love my friends, I can be a bit of a hermit and dedicate myself complete to my studies without regard for social time and one-another-ing. This would help!

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  20. My husband and I just bought a house out in the country. At the moment we don't have internet (but that will soon be rectified) and there are no chanels which come in on the tv. At first this was AWFUL but after three weeks I'm getting used to it. At this point I don't forsee us getting cable/dish television. We might up our Netflix subsription to a few more at a time... but we would love to have more game nights with one another. I think that can be a really healthy thing in a relationship.

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  21. Because they just grow up so derned fast! ( :
    Thanks for the giveaway! Sign me up! ( :

    In Christ,
    Mandi

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  22. Sign me up!! My wife and I don't spend enough time together (partially because of these computers)and I think that we should have more time with friends cause people do too many things on the internet that we don't interact any more!!

    You can get me thru email or my site www.drumbyfaith.com

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  23. My husband and I love playing games together because it's quality time to connect without the tv interfering. Thanks for offering it!

    princesslimey(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I need to find a way to get the hubby to turn off the TV once in a while - I've come home from work to an empty house and found its still on. Anyway, maybe if I institute a family game night, we can turn it off at least one night a week.

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  25. My hubby works full time and is also in school fulltime so needless to say we don't have alot of time together. I am always looking for ways to spend more quality time when he is home instead of watching tv. Thanks!

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  26. I love when my family and I can have time to play games with each other - all of us. I especially love parties because I'll know they'll all me there :)
    Great giveaway! Count me in :)

    Contact: dustyvinci@gmail.com

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  27. I love time with my family and friends...time is precious and so hard to come by...and irreplaceable!

    dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

    Hey, don't forget my giveaways!

    comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com

    acupofjoy.wordpress.com

    thechocolistas.blogspot.com

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  28. My family and I love having game nights, but we're tired of the same games over and over. This would be a great addition to our collection. Thanks for the giveaway

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  29. My hubby works a lot so I can stay at home, so this woukd be great for when he's hometo bring us all around the table.

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  30. I send lots of time with girls but as by husband works we need more time just playing with him.

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  31. a new game to add to our little collection would be good
    whitty4jen@yahoo.com

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  32. Hi, Our family has begun a new tradition during the holiday get togethers and during birthday celebrations! We play games. There are all ages of us. From 6 - 90 years old(young)! We would love a new game to try. Since, my oldest son is in his first year of collegs out of state, when he comes home, we make sure we do something as a family before he heads back to school! Please enter us in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  33. Our family of five is constantly going in different directions, and we could use more time together. What a great giveaway! I'd love to win. Thanks and please enter mine, too!

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  34. We definitely need more family time. We are separated during the day -- I'm at work, they are at school, hubby is resting. Then in the evenings, everyone heads to their own source of entertainment. We need to get in more together time.

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  35. We need more family time, because we are hardly ever all together, and when we are there is always distractions. We do occasionally play family games like Scrabble and rummy.

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  36. We need more family time because family are my favorite people to be around! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  37. We love playing games! Our current favorite is Quelf by Wiggity Bang. Flapdoodle is the kiddie version, super fun!

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  38. We need more time with family and friends, because my daughter spends more time online with "virtual" friends than those in our community. That needs to change. Thanks for the chance.

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  39. This would be great since my family spends more time with electronics by them selves. I would love to do family things!

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  40. My kids and I LOVE to play games together. Even in their older teen years we all play Boggle, or Uno, or something for a monthly competition.

    Having as many new games keeps my kids loving to play with me, and if I can keep my 16 year old still interesting, I'm doing something right!!!

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  41. My family tends to resort to TV and video games when we have free time - not exactly the best choice for quality time, right? Definitely not made for making memories and building relationships. I'd love to have an option like a bagful of games!

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  42. I would LOVE to play this game with my friends. I have moved away for a short time (one year) but I will be reunited with them in July! Game night!!!

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  43. We are a family of eight and we've been trying to make time to have more fun together. This would be great to have. I'm going to check out your site, too. :) Thanks for a great giveaway.

    adashofsassitude(at)gmail.com

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  44. I always enjoy spending quality time with my children, and this game would be a great time to be had with the kids.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. We need for family time here because most evenings are spent eating, bathing the kids and getting them to bed. It would be nice to do something together that is fun. My oldest is now old enough to play games with a group.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  46. What a great idea! We have a group of friends we get with sometimes and play board games...always looking for something new!

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  47. I hate feeling disconnected when I finally do get together with friends. That weekly quality time (if not more) is really important to me. I hate playing catch up all nite!

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  48. I think it is really important in spending quality time together with the family--and to turn off the TV once in a while!

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  49. Other things come and go, but family is forever! And Kids grow up so fast!

    Count me in.

    I’m having FIVE GIVEAWAYS on my blogS as well. Hope you’ll stop by.

    http://abookwormsdiary.blogspot.com/

    http://abookbloggersdiary.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!
    callmeabookworm at gmail.com

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  50. My husbands family had game night every sunday evening and I'd love to continue that tradition with my own kids!
    threeofakindblog at gmail

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  51. As my kids get older (10 and 12) I feel a separation coming on and would like to focus on our time together, games are a great way to do that!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    mnatherson(at)comcast(dot)net

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  52. I would love this. My husband comes home late from work and doesn't get to spend much time with the kids, except on the weekends. If we had some family games, we would have a great excuse!! cookeicutter72 AT hotmail dot com

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  53. That game looks like so much fun! I have 4 boys and am always looking for things to do with them that would be fun! I have a busy schedule with only a couple evenings at home (at least until after VBS is over) to spend with the family, so I want to make every moment count!

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  54. With 4 girls four and under, my husband and I really need to find ways to do fun "grownup" things together!

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  55. My family and I need quality time together because we thrive on it! My children are always looking for new games to play together, so this would be great to win!

    bigfamily8(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. This would be great! My husband & I spend way too much time watching tv together, playing games would be much better for us!

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  57. It's hard to find two person games to play with my hubby after the kids have gone to bed.

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  58. We need more quality time. By the time both hubby and I get home from work and have dinner we're so tired we usually veg out in front of the tv.

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  59. I'd love to win this game. My fiance is always sitting in front of the TV and we havn't done something fun like this in a long time. We played Skipbo all the time, but then our toddler got the cards and lost half of them.

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  60. I am, if I admit it, addicted to games. All games - board, card, competive, cooperative,etc. So, I would love to have this.
    My family is TV free (woohoo!) and we do have more time together, as a result, than the average family. But, you can never have enough. School work seems to get in the way more than anything. Thanks for promoting family time!

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  61. My daughters are both very social, so they are always doing something. We don't do a lot of "family" time & I'd love to try add this to things we can do together.

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  62. My kids are growing older and moving away so it is great to be able to play together when we are together

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  63. GREAT giveaway!

    I need more family time to increase the ever growing bonds of family with my siblings. This would be a fun way to team build so to speak. :)

    Hey, if you have a chance, please stop by and visit my contest page too!
    http://weirdstuffinmydesk.com/?p=41

    my email is:
    racoo.smith at gmail dot com

    Thanks and have a lovely day!

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  64. thanks for stopping by! can i enter yours too? it looks like a great bundle of stuff and for such a great cause!

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  65. With 3 kids in sports, and hubby working, we could use a little extra time to unwind and spend some quality time together

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  66. with my husband and I working extra hours to become debt free, we would love a game night to spend together as a family.

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  67. I just like to get to know my kids/husband by having fun with them! So often we are in the same place at the same time, but not really being together!

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  68. I need more time with my family because they bring me peace. There is nothing better than a quiet evening with everyone home. We love to play games too!

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  69. I love card games :) We love having game nights with my brother and his wife, it's a really fun way to spend time together and relax.

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  70. I love the idea of national tv turnoff week. We grew up without a tv (and I am not that old in mid 20's) but we played a lot of games and would love to share that with my kids. Thanks. katie_mmartin (at) yahoo [dot] com

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  71. My family is in need of quality family time because we have two teenage daughters - an eighth graders and a sophomore. We can feel them grow further away every day. With exception of the little one (7 years old), we will be have a very empty house soon. We hope we have created some lasting memories of home for them.

    Thank you for doing this giveaway.
    Tiffany Rosson
    tiffanyannrosson AT yahoo DOT com

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  72. I need more time with family and friends because 1)It relaxes me 2)It recharges me 3)It's good for your health 4)It good to reconnect with friends and family and good for the kids to see these positive kind of relationship.

    hafner611 {AT} gmail {DOT} com

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  73. More time with family and friends is a key way to strengthen those relationships and to allow our children to be assured they're part of a wider family and community. Plus, it's lots of fun!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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  74. Spending time with family and friends is the one thing you will never regret doing. We try and do family game nights once a week but would like to do more...we just decided to throw away our TV to help us...this looks like a fun way to get our anti-tv nights off to a great start! We want to teach our kids that people are more important then things...

    breastblankets (at) gmail (dot) com

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  75. We are so busy, I'd love to have a "reason" to have a game night w/ friends. We've been talking about it for a long time...

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  76. My husband and I love games and really enjoy being together so we aren't suffering, but sometimes we need some personal, face-to-face time. Going on dates together or sitting on the couch while he rubs lotion on my feet just hits the spot for me.

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  77. It's too easy to be busy. We have a new baby and I'd love to have a new game to play with my husband for some "us" time.

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  78. Before we all had kids we used to have lots of game nights with friends. It would be fun to start that up again! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  79. I am getting ready to switch roles with my husband. He has been the stay at home parent, and now it is going to be me. I'm a bit overwhelmed, and these games would help with some activities!

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  80. Because the kiddos grow so fast...in a blink of an eye they'll be gone and the house too quiet (although some days I have a hard time imagining that LOL).

    Thanks for offering a great looking game!
    Tamara (AK)
    mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

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  81. Everyone always seems to be on the go these days! Getting everyone together to play some games sounds like fun!

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  82. We love family games! I am so checking out your website. My kids seem to crave spending some quality time with us. I have very fond memories with my parents and I want to foster them with my kids

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  83. There are 10 of us; someone is always coming and going. When we are home together we're scrambling to get the dishes put away or the laundry washed. I try to find ways for us to interact in a fun manner, but I'm not as creative as I'd like.

    This game sounds like a great way to spend a few minutes or a few hours, just hanging out and enjoying each other's company. I am eager to see the other games that you carry in your store as well.

    Adria
    gibmom at gmail dot com

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  84. DH and I love playing cards or board games when family or friends come to visit, but we definitely need more time together. We have a 5 1/2 y.o., 3 3/4 y.o., and 2 y.o. (and I'm pregnant), and mostly the hindrance in games is how our 2 y.o. wants to "help" and "get involved." You can't blame him, I guess.

    Anyway, thanks for the chance to win!

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  85. I need to spend more time with family and particularly friends because it is just so easy to lose touch! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  86. Please enter me into your drawing.

    Why do we need more quality time with the family?

    Last June my 36 year old husband, healthy as a horse was diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer. It was like hitting a brick wall when we got the news. He showed no real symptoms of this disease was out playing hockey, working a lot of overtime.

    It really opened our eyes as to how fleeting life really is and how things can change in an instant. It made him realize that our girls are young now and that he should be spending more time WITH them instead of working more to get things for them. Because you just never know, thankfully he is doing well now, and back at work but we are doing more things together. He even signed up to do the daddy daughter dance at our oldest's dance recital this year.

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  87. Very cool giveaway. We definitely need more quality time together as a family. Our DDs are growing up so fast and the weeks are flying by and sometimes it's hard to remember any FUN we've had in a given week.

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  88. Thanks for a great giveaway! I hope I'm the lucky winner! :)

    we hve game night -- we need family time because society has drifted away from family and one-ness and family activities -- everyone is off doing their own thing..and truly it casts off into our communities as well. Most people have lived in a house over 10 years yet still dont know their neighbors!

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  89. This would give the kids & I something fun to do while waiting for daddy to get home from work. Thanks for the contest.

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  90. I'd love to spend more quality time with my nephews when they come around, instead of having them run around the house while yelling all the time.

    InternationalFreebies.net == internationalfreebies AT gmail DOT com

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