Win Google swag worth more than R5000 in the #MyGoogleZA campaign (plus how Google saved my parenting bacon)

May 3, 2016

We all know that Google is so popular, it's even become a verb. For example, "I Googled LEGO for my son", or "I'll Google what' movies are on tonight". Over the next two weeks, Google wants you to share your Googling moments, and you can win a Google swag hamper worth more than R1500, plus the chance to be featured in Elle Magazine.

The hamper includes:

One of my Google "success" stories is that it helped me be a better and more clued-up mom. From when I was a new mom more than seven years ago, to more recently in my pregnancy, I have been eased, educated and enlightened by what I've found. Yes I've got the books and Facebook support groups, but some places you can't get all the answers, especially when you need them NOW. Plus, sometimes it's embarrassing asking certain types of questions on a public forum (I suspect all moms will know what I mean).

Here are just some of the things I've Googled as a mom:


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We all have a Google story – whether it was Google Maps getting you to a meeting, Google search helping you find a job/holiday/great deal/parenting solution/partner, or a Google app assisting you set up a business.

Google would love you to share your story – up to 300 characters, but can be much shorter – and the winner will not only get a Google high five (how cool would it be to say: "I won the Google competition") plus the amazing hamper.

How to enter

Share your Google story on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, tag me in it (@TanyaKovarsky on Twitter or Instagram, or @RattleandMum on Facebook) and use the hashtag #MyGoogleZA. Entries close on Monday 16 May at 9am, after which the winner will be announced on the Rattle and Mum Facebook page, and then emailed. You can only enter once, and entrants must be 18 or older. The winner must be prepared to have their story published. By entering, you agree to the following Ts and Cs, which can be found here 


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