As a mom, it’s so important to me to teach my kids to say “please” “sorry” and “thank you” but to also mean it when they say it.
I believe it is important to let others know how much we appreciate them and what they do for us.
Expressing gratitude is one of the most rewarding gestures you can show someone. It is in some way a form of respect.
Thanks to Western Union, now we have a special way of sharing how we say thank you to someone who means a lot to us.
We were invited to Western Union’s Thanks a Thousand/ Mil Gracias Campaign Launch in NYC last week where we not only had a chance to cover the event but we met and interviewed the voice of the Campaign, Hip Hop Artist, Actor, and Author, Common!!!
Thanks A Thousand, is an online campaign to help consumers in the United States, Canada and Mexico share their stories of gratitude and love for family, loved ones and friends to say thank you, with a chance to win the equivalent of USD$1,000 every day through June 17.
By uploading a video, picture, or essay to www.thanksathousand.com not only will you be sharing that special moment but you could be rewarded for it as well. How cool is that?
Common put on an amazing performance. He shared why he is involved with this campaign and he also sat with us to chat a little about what Thank You means to him!
Check out our interview with Common below as well as performance clips and interview bloopers when i thought the camera wasn’t rolling.
For more information visit www.thanksathousand.com
Campaign ends June 17, 2012
And thanks a thousand for being our readers!
How to Enter: Eligible participants should visit www.thanksathousand.com (in English), www.westernunionmilgracias.com (in Spanish) or www.mercimillefois.ca (in Canadian French) and upload their entry of a personalized video, photograph, or brief essay to share their thanks for a loved one, family member, friend or anyone in their life. Western Union will announce daily winners who will receive US$1,000 (or local currency equivalent as of March 6, 2012) to bring their appreciation 2 to life. The Western Union® Thanks A Thousand campaign starts at 12 p.m. Eastern Time on April 16, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on June 17, 2012.
Disclosure: This is not a compensated post. We were asked to attend this event as press and nothing more. Thanks to Common and Western Union for an awesome campaign launch!