A big thanks goes out to hhgregg for sponsoring this post and allowing me to share about my hero!
What is a Hero?
If you ask a child who is their hero, they generally respond with a fictional character, athlete or even their favorite music artist. However, even as adults we usually have our own personal definition on what a hero is. So, when I learned about The Maytag Salutes campaign sponsored by hhgregg I was excited to learn more! hhgregg is looking to celebrate the everyday heroes that often go unnoticed; the ones who lift our spirits and continually save the day .
Personally, I have many people that I consider heroes in my life. Each one is a hero in his or her own way and all for different reasons! The most-recent person in my life that has taken the “hero title” is my oldest daughter’s 8th grade teacher Mrs. Priest. If you are a regular reader, then you are aware that my daughter was finally diagnosed with severe learning disabilities last year. After years of struggling in school as parents, we always knew something wasn’t right! However, her old school didn’t want to listen to our concerns! Instead of looking deeper in the issue, they wanted to label it as a behavior issue. Thankfully, when we decided to move school districts, we got the answers and results we had been praying for. Starting a new school year in a brand-new district was very challenging. As a parent, I didn’t want to go in telling them my concerns. I first wanted to see if maybe just a change in schools, teachers and friends would show us improvements. Then the 4th week of school I got a phone call from her social studies teacher Mrs. Priest. I will never forget that day or phone call. Without me even telling her my concerns or what we have been dealing with she had seen it herself! She asked if we would agree for her to get Jas tested. I remember breaking down and saying yes. All I could do was thank her repeatedly. After telling her the complete story and our struggles, she was even more determined to get us answers. She kept saying that Jas deserved better and promised us that she will make sure we get the help that we need.
We started the long process of test, and she was our cheerleader during the whole process. As parents, we were in awe of how supportive not only she was but the entire school! We got the test results back, and it proved just what we had been saying the whole time! Everyone in the meeting was in tears after we talked about the results and our struggles. They were all shocked that our old school district let my child fall through the cracks like they did! Then we created an IEP. After that it was like night and day! I have never seen my child enjoy school until her 8th grade year! The bond that her in Mrs. Priest shares is amazing! Now Jas is in the 9th grade and is passing with flying colors! She has so much more confidence and truly enjoys school. Without Mrs. Priest, the truth is we wouldn’t be where we are now! I can’t ever put into words how much we appreciate her. I still don’t think she even fully understands what she has done for not only Jas but also our whole family! She will always be a hero in our eyes!
That is why I am super excited for this campaign! Our everyday heroes often go unnoticed or really don’t know how much we appreciate them and now during the month of May we can show them! From 5/1 to 5/18, people can nominate their personal hero on Twitter or Instagram with a photo of their hero using #HHGhero and #entry. From there, they will reach out to you and will direct you to provide more information about your hero through an entry form.
Everyone can vote for his or her favorite hero at until 5/22. The top seven heroes will receive a Maytag brand appliance of their choice and a $100 hhgregg gift card. they’ll also highlight these heroes during the final week of the campaign.
But keep reading it gets even better……You also have a chance to win prices daily!
Maytag Salutes Sweepstakes
From 5/1 through 5/31, hhgregg and Maytag brand are giving away $45,000 in Maytag brand appliances!!
Every day, they’ll randomly select one winner to receive one of the following Maytag brand prizes:
- 4.3 Cu. Ft. Bravos® HE Top-Load Washer and 7 Cu. Ft. Bravos® Dryer
- 36” 25 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Side-by-Side Refrigerator
- 30” Stainless Steel Smoothtop Electric or Gas Range
- 24” Stainless Steel Dishwasher
At the end of the sweepstakes, they will award the following grand prizes!!:
- A Maytag brand Kitchen Suite featuring a refrigerator, oven range, dishwasher and a microwave
- 5 Cu. Ft. Slate Maxima® Front-Load Steam Washer and a 7.4 Cu. Ft. Slate Maxima® Steam Electric Dryer
- 3 Cu. Ft. Bravos® HE Top-Load Washer and 7 Cu. Ft. Bravos® Dryer
For the full prize list please visit
Users can enter up to four times a day through the following methods:
Desktop and Mobile
Facebook entry form:
Bonus Video Share: http://hhgre.gg/1OFzMP6 (Share the video on twitter using #MaytagSalutes and #sweeps to earn one entry per day into the grand prize and daily prize sweepstakes)
* Be sure to enter the Unique Code: MH
*non-winning daily entries do not roll over, so the more you enter, the better your chances are!!
So in the comments below tell me who your hero is and why?