Great American Baby Photo Contest (xp)

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Great American Baby Photo Contest (xp)

So, I submitted Tyler's picture in this contest just hoping I'd win $2,500. LOL Nothing yet! But I got an email stating they want to use the picture in their book, America's Most Beautiful Babies. There's a catch (figures!)....To have the photo submitted in the book, I have to order the book for $70. It is one of the cutest pics ever of him and I get to put a story behind it. Who knows how big the photo will be, but they will refund my money if I'm not happy w/ the book. What would you do?

It would be so cool to have a keepsake like that and it's only a 1 time fee. Do you think it's worth it?

For those who asked, I submitted this picture:

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I hate to say this, but that's just a ploy to get you to buy the book. It's a marketing scheme - they publish a bunch of baby pictures and get the parents to shell out the $$, and that's how they make money off it. It's happened to me too (I didn't order it though).

But that's sure a cute picture!

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It's really just a scam, unfortunately. Every parent wants to think their child is beautiful, and they know this. They are probably billionaires!

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"coolmama72" wrote:

I hate to say this, but that's just a ploy to get you to buy the book. It's a marketing scheme - they publish a bunch of baby pictures and get the parents to shell out the $$, and that's how they make money off it. It's happened to me too (I didn't order it though).

But that's sure a cute picture!

They must publish the books anyways......I do wonder if everyone who submitted the their photo got the same email (probably!). But I'm sure if you do pay for a book it's a "guarantee" your picture will be published. Yeah, I can see how it's pretty much a gimmick. $70 is not cheap for just a coffee table book. Maybe, I'll go hunting for the book in October and see if they published his photo anyways. LOL

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just think of the awesome book you could make yourself for the coffee table. Wink

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So how many babies go into this book? Cause i think a lot of moms would do this. Hmmmm...not sure what I'd do. Good luck with your decision.

Love the pic BTW.

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"coolmama72" wrote:

just think of the awesome book you could make yourself for the coffee table. Wink

And I got lots of them! LOL I guess I better find a coffee table w/ a compartment below to store all these books! LOL

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"K9Trainer" wrote:

So how many babies go into this book? Cause i think a lot of moms would do this. Hmmmm...not sure what I'd do. Good luck with your decision.

Love the pic BTW.

It says "less than 1,500".......LOL

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"coolmama72" wrote:

just think of the awesome book you could make yourself for the coffee table. Wink

I was thinking the same thing, $70 can buy a lot of scrapbooking stuff to do your own book!

I think if you went looking for it to see if he was in it anyways would be neat!

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I'm such a sucker... i'd probably fall for it! But, Tyler really is a gorgeous baby!

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Just to give you guys an update, I received another email saying I was some "VIP" person. Wow, I must be special or something! LOL