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28 Mar, 2012

Supersecretspecial giveaway

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Westboro|Publishing/writing/career stuff

The next issue of the Extra Helping will feature a really neat giveaway for subscribers only. If you love Westboro as much as I do, I bet you will love this little prize. It’s adorable and cool and useful. You will love it.

Are you a subscriber? If not, it’s not too late to sign up. You can do so right here! The issue will be going out later this week so don’t miss it!

The Extra Helping is Westboro-related content that I used to post here on the blog. But no more! It all goes into the newsletter now and does not appear anywhere else. So if you’re the kind of person who likes to get exclusive scoop on good deals, great finds, yummy treats and other shiny things in Westboro, please sign up today (or forward this information to someone who does).

Thank you for your support!

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