Picking up the phone and calling your mom on Mother’s Day is probably reason enough for her to smile. Heck, that would probably be a reason on any random day you remembered to pick up the phone and call her. But, if your mom is a big fan of a certain presidential contender, she could get a phone call from Hillary Clinton on Mother’s Day that would be an extra special touch on the holiday. Clinton, who has been a mother herself for 35 years and now a grandmother, is holding a contest. If you win, the mom in your life would get a call from Clinton herself next Sunday.
A call from Clinton is probably sounding like a much better gift than that standard, cheesy greeting card from the corner convenience store. So just how do you snag this awesome surprise for your mom? Well, according to the Clinton campaign Twitter account, all you have to do is “sign up for a chance to surprise a mom you love.” Once you click the link, you’ll be taken to a page where you can enter your email address and zip code. Then the waiting game begins, and the pressure is on — after all, Mother's Day is only days away.
And even better news for those broke sons and daughters out there? This potentially awesome gift is totally free. Well, as in all things political, Clinton would probably prefer it if you offered up a donation, but the contest rules specify that entry does not require a donation, and that a donation will not improve your odds of being the lucky winner. Clinton is doing this solely to celebrate moms. However, if you donate, you do get another chance to win.
As she writes in the email sent out to supporters about the contest:
I’ve been a mother for more than 35 years now, and I’m still not sure how my mother did it. She didn’t always have an easy life, but she managed to remain strong and kind and always remember everyone who helped her get through the tough times. She passed those lessons on to me, and in turn, I was able to pass them on to my daughter. I think of my mother every single day. I’m sure you have a story like this about your mom. I’d like to hear it and thank her for all that she’s done.
And, in true motherly fashion, Clinton offers entrants a good reminder at the end of the email message: Whether you do or don’t win the contest, “don’t forget — you should still call, too!”
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