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Giveaway: You Can Be a Cool-Cat

Posted Nov 16 2012 5:09pm
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Nov 16, 2012 Posted by on Nov 16, 2012 in Blog | 78 comments

Weather in Austin is fickle. I have photos of myself making Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas cookies in a tank top — in contrast, there have been a handful of ice storms in recent memory that brought the city to a frozen halt for several days. Right now, we’re enjoying some perfect weather for outdoor activity: brisk  in the a.m., then sunny and 70s during the day.

“Why the weather report, Mel?” you may be asking. “You’re not the only one with access to Wunderground, you know.”

Here’s why: It’s almost impossible to dress oneself properly for the weather here; it’s too unpredictable. And that’s where the Cool-Cat comes in. This little gem is the answer to the active fashionista’s weather dilemma:

Made from polyester microfiber, the Cool-Cat is essentially a soft tube that can be worn all kinds of ways to keep you warm, keep you cool, and keep that annoying little wisp of hair that escaped from your ponytail from tickling your neck while you run. The Cool-Cat wicks away sweat, weighs only 1 ounce (!), and comes in adorbs, bright colors.

I gave an orange one a test run, and it worked great. It started around my neck — on chilly mornings, the back of my neck gets cold, and I HATE THAT. But I can’t bear to wear a heavy scarf around my neck, knowing that 5 minutes after I start running, I will (a) be too hot and (b) then have to carry the once-loved, now-offensive scarf for 4 miles around the lake.

The Cool-Cat solved that problem because as soon as my neck was warm, my “scarf” became a “scrunchie.”

I should also mention that I have an enormous head. And I need to wear my hair pulled back when I’m working in the kitchen. These two issues conspire against me because standard-size hairbands are a no-go — they always give me a headache because they’re too tight. But the Cool-Cat is the ideal size for use as a hairband, holding my hair out of my face without squeezing my brains.

And there are plenty more ways to wear the adjustable Cool-Cat:
as a headcover
as a wristband
over your mouth and nose (on ‘bad air’ days)
like a scarf
like a headband
like a scrunchie

Sounds good, right? I bet you want one. Keep reading…

UPDATE: We have our winners and they’ve been notified by email. Thanks for playing along!

Thanks to the generous folks at Cool-Cat, we’re giving a Cool-Cat to three lucky, random winners.

The Prize: one Cool-Cat in your choice of color: white, yellow, grey, orange, or blue

To Enter:

1. Like Cool-Cat on Facebook.

2. Like me on Facebook.

Post to comments to let me know you Liked us on Facebook and tell me what color Cool-Cat you want. (If you’re not on Facebook, you’re off the hook! Just post your preferred color to enter.)

Deadline to Enter: 11:59 p.m. Central, Wednesday, November 21, 2012; winner will be announced on Friday, November 23.

Why gamble on a random drawing?! Head on over to Cool-Cat and buy yourself a little present right now! It’s the perfect accessory for your holiday season workouts!

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  1. Mary says:

    Done! Grey would be great!

  2. Andrea says:

    I like-d them and you, and yellow is my color of choice.

  3. Sheri Barley says:

    Liked and Liked. Yellow, please.

  4. pick me, pick me! I would love yellow, gray or the yummy blue. Thanks for a great giveaway.!

  5. Lisa says:

    Liked! BLUE!

  6. Kate says:

    Liked! And I’d pick gray.

  7. Diana Moll says:

    I have liked, my choice is gray…..it matches, oh never mind.

  8. April says:

    Liked on FB!

  9. April says:

    I’d love to get a blue or yellow one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Maggie says:

    Liked! I’d love the gray :)

  11. Andrea says:

    Liked both!
    Orange please.

  12. Rachel B says:

    Did both! Would gladly sport an orange one, my new favorite color.

  13. Liz says:

    Liked and liked! Love yellow!

  14. Valerie B. says:

    Both are liked and the blue one looks like fun to me! Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. Karen C. says:

    Well, I’ve liked you on FB forever! (not really). And now that I know about them (thank you) I’ve liked them, too.

    This just might be the answer for my too-short-for-a-ponytail hair during kettle bells. I think the blue would look best against my red sweaty face at the end of a workout ;)

  16. Julie says:

    Like you both, and I’d love to win the turquoise one!

  17. Marianne P. says:

    Grey please! I’ve liked you both.

  18. Amanda J. says:

    Liked and Liked, how have I not liked you before, Duh!!

    OH orange, I mean hunter safety an all. We are off for pheasant hunting over the holiday, orange for sure.

  19. Christina says:

    i’d pick the grey one!!!

  20. Christina says:

    I’d really love the bluish one

  21. Jacqueline G says:

    Cool giveaway ;) Already liked you. Now like Cool-Cat. The blue would be nice.

  22. Jess K says:

    Done and done! I thought I was the only with a big head. Halfway through most of my days, I pull off my headbands and suffer with bad hair rather than a headache. And oh, BTW, blue if I win please.

    Awesome!

  23. Sheri says:

    Liked. Grey!

  24. Linda Sand says:

    I’m not on Facebook. But I would love the yellow one. I’m growing my hair out and the sides are at that not-quite-reaching-the-ponytail stage so I get wisps clinging to my face. Ugh! Plus the back of my neck gets cold while sitting around campfires visiting with friends so I would get at least double duty from this–important when you live in a 24-foot van.

  25. shelley dolan says:

    Liked both and love the green!

  26. Kim says:

    Double-liked for Grey please! Looks perfect for my runs too.

  27. Kristen says:

    Liked on Facebook! I’d love a grey one.

  28. Monica says:

    Both are liked on fb. I’d love the tourqoise! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Becky K says:

    I like y’all! Grey for me please!

  30. Liz says:

    Love it! Blue!

  31. Like the both of you on Facebook!! And I think the Grey is my favorite!

  32. Almond says:

    I’ve LIKED you for awhile and am now LIKEing Cool-Cat on FB. Keeping my fingers crossed for a GREY freebie! Thank you!

  33. Rachael says:

    Done and done. Gray would be lovely!

  34. mspickle says:

    I have sworn off FB but I have like you both on Twitter. :)
    Orange or blue would rock.

  35. Linda says:

    Liked and liked! Grey is definitely the color for me. :-)

  36. Erin in Flagstaff says:

    Done! Dang, but I’m having a hard time deciding on the color! Blue. No, gray! Wait, yellow! Hmmm…eenie meenie…BLUE.

  37. Wendy says:

    Done! Grey is my choice :)

  38. Melissa says:

    RED! “D

  39. Stacy says:

    Done! Grey would be fantastic

  40. erin pug says:

    liked! And fav color would be white!

  41. Lori HN says:

    Liked (both)! I would like a gray one please!

  42. Angela Wheeler says:

    Grey if I win, please :)

  43. Angela Wheeler says:

    Grey :)

  44. Hadass says:

    I’ve liked you forever! Now like Cool-Cat, too. Would love a blue one, thanks!

  45. Kristina Foster says:

    I like both pages. I’d like grey. Thanks!

  46. Cookie says:

    Not on FB, and any color would work for me!

  47. rhonda says:

    done- I’d love blue!

  48. Faith says:

    Liked! Love the orange :)

  49. Suezq says:

    LOVE, love LOVE the orange one! yeah!

  50. Trish says:

    Liked! Gimme the blue!

  51. kaitlyne luttrell says:

    I like the blue!! Thanks (:

  52. Tegan says:

    Liked! Grey! :)

  53. Karissa says:

    Done! Blue!

  54. Jessica Dennis says:

    Grey please! Thank you and I have liked both

  55. Vee says:

    blue looks awesome…no FB

  56. jen says:

    They look super! Grey please !-)

  57. Katie says:

    Liked and liked! Love the blue, reminds me of the sky when it’s overcast for months during the winter!

  58. kelsey says:

    What a “cool” idea! They remind me of the buffs from survivor. All the colors are nice, but I’m partial to blue. Btw,I liked both FB pages. Thanks!

  59. Aimee says:

    Liked and I would choose gray!

  60. Heather says:

    Liked!! Gray!!

  61. Katee L. says:

    I liked them and Gray is my preferred color of choice!

  62. Jen says:

    Done. And I like the grey one. *gray. Whatever.

  63. Jen says:

    I have no idea if this posted so sorry if it’s double. Internet acting wonky. Liked both, and I prefer gray.

  64. Kirsty says:

    All sorted! I’d be very happy to receive an orange, turquoise or grey one please :)

  65. Robyn says:

    I liked (LOVE) you both! My daughter would love to have orange!

  66. Una Hlin Valtysdottir says:

    Done! BTW, your website rocks – not to mention your book! Thank you so much, Melissa, you definitely changed and simplified my daily Paleo life. And yes, I´d like a grey one, please :)

  67. Veronica says:

    I liked you both, I’d like an orange one please!

  68. Melissa says:

    Liked away! I would love the blue, would match my calf compression sleeves I wear that never match my outfit lol.

  69. Meg says:

    Done! And blue or orange would be awesome!

  70. karen says:

    love Smudge! and love blue!

  71. Amy says:

    Done! Like all colors – surprise me!

  72. Megan says:

    Liked both on FB. I would like a grey one (too bad there’s no green!)

  73. Amelia says:

    Liked! I hope I win the blue one :)

  74. LB says:

    liked and liked. tourquoise please!

  75. Leanne says:

    Liked both! I would prefer the grey or the blue or the orange… I can’t decide!!

  76. Brenda Baze says:

    I’ve been looking for one of these for such a long time, so excited to see this post. I like the blue one!

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