Monday, April 6, 2009

We Have a Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered the JumpStart giveaway over the past two weeks. It was such a treat to be able to try out and review their learning software. Because I could recommend the programs so highly, hosting a giveaway was the icing on the cake.

I know that many high-fallootin' review sites use a Random Number Generator to ensure that their results are truly, verifiably, unequivocally random.

Our random number generator was numbered pieces of paper folded in quarters and placed haphazardly in a pink Boston Red Sox baseball cap belonging to my youngest daughter.

My oldest son, notorious for taking so long stirring his hand around before making a choice that my arm felt like it was going to fall off, my eyes bugged out, and "pick one already!" came bursting out in frustration, made the selection.

And the Winner is... #10 - Sumpteretc . The Sumpter family will receive a free three-month full membership at

Here is the winner's comment:

Our 4-year-old just finished the two free levels of the JumpStart software we bought him. We are missionaries in Mongolia, so there are not a lot of options for buying new software here. We have been considering buying a membership for him, but I'd love to try it out for free before I sink $75 into an annual membership. Thanks for the opportunity.

Thanks for playing, everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start!

- Midwest Mom


  1. Oh! I almost forgot to mention that there is a new blog feature at They emailed this announcement to me on Friday.

    We’ve just officially launched the JumpStart blog! You can see it by going to and clicking on the second link on the bar that says “BLOG”, or by going to


    - Julia

  2. Congrats to the winner. I missed the review of JumpStart, but I just went back to read it and it sounds like a great program for kids.

    Are there any parts of the game where kids can make/customize their own part of the virtual world?



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