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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by coolmama72 View Post
    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
    ~Aja~
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    just think of the awesome book you could make yourself for the coffee table.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by coolmama72 View Post
    just think of the awesome book you could make yourself for the coffee table.
    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
    ~Aja~
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    Quote Originally Posted by K9Trainer View Post
    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
    ~Aja~
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolmama72 View Post
    just think of the awesome book you could make yourself for the coffee table.

    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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