For the fourth year in a row, Soap Central is taking you inside the gift bags given to all Emmy presenters. This is your chance to be ahead of the curve and find out what's hot before everyone else does. Plus, this year we are giving you an exclusive opportunity to win an Emmy gift bag of your own!
Like last year, this year's Emmy goodies focused on practicality. The items were not only stylish and useful, but also extremely affordable to those of us that do not have a soap star salary.
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Created to exemplify the good qualities we could all work to develop or enhance in ourselves, the mission of the Chewylou Designs clothing line is to inspire goodness through positive thought, and to promote physical and spiritual strength.
|Chewylou Designs clothing|
Each shirt is screenprinted at Michael's Garden, a non-profit that offers vocational training to adults with special needs. Additionally, a portion of the profits from each sale are donated to various charities.
For more information about Chewlou's products or their mission, please visit: www.chewylou.com
|NatureMade's "happy pills," SAM-e|
When the soap stars dropped by the SAM-e table to pick up their six-month supply of the product, many shared their secrets for staying in a good mood. Susan Lucci said that eating healthy keeps her in a good mood... but that she isn't opposed to the occasional pasta meal or hot fudge sundae. Brandon Buddy stays feeling peppy by regular visits to the gym. Cameron Mathison, meanwhile, shares, "I'm a big believer in doing nice things for people, that keeps me in a good mood!"
SAM-e is available in drugstores, online, and in department stores like Target and Walmart. If you are interested in trying the product -- or even if you already use it -- Soap Central has arranged for our users to be able to download a free $3-off coupon for use on your next purchase of SAM-e. To get the coupon, or for more information, please visit: www.sam-e.com/try/emmy
|Holly McClain offers wide selection of colors and sizes|
Holly McClain has a wonderful line of custom, handmade dog collars and accessories. No two are quite the same, and the designer offers a line of collars and accessories for both male and female pets. There are also numerous sizes to accommodate the smallest to largest pups.
At a price point that fits into any pet owner's budget -- $12 to $32 -- there's no reason why your pet can't have a little "bling" of their own.
To learn more or purchase something from the line, visit their web site at www.hollymcclain.com.
|Susan Lucci displays her Vera Bradley bag|
Photo Credit: Wire Image
If the toile isn't your style, the company recently launched a new nylon Jet Set Duffel line. There are also at least a dozen other colors and styles to choose from.
Vera Bradley has also introduced a line of aprons, suitable for chefs of all ages.
For more information, check out www.verabradley.com.
One large Vera Bradley Imperial Toile Large Duffle, a six month supply of SAM-e Complete, one XL long sleeve "GIVE" shirt and one L long-sleeve "LIVE" shirt from Chewylou Designs, one Coby DP-240 Portable 2.4? Digital Photo Album with MP3 Playback, one Holly McClain collar with matching lead, and a coupon for a free pint of Starbucks ice cream. It's a prize package worth over $300!
Winning is easy. All you have to do is send us an email telling us which character leads the most fabulous life on your favorite soap and why. All entries must include the requested information or they will not be eligible for the prize. We'll select our favorite entry as the winner of the Emmy prize pack! To enter, click here!
Deadline for submitting an entry is 11:59pm Eastern, September 14, 2009.