Friday, May 7, 2010

Athletica.net Review and GIVEAWAY!

***This giveaway is closed. ***
Winner: Casey Aubut (confirmed)

Sometimes I just get lucky. And, hey, I'm not talking about that - I mean, once in a while I win a really sweet contest. A little while ago I won a giveaway over at Trying to Stay Calm for an Athletica gift certificate.

Remember how I recently signed up for a gym membership with my husband? I definitely needed some new yoga clothing, as all of mine was several years old, with faded colours and saggy knees. Shameful! I spent a long time shopping and ultimately decided on the awesome Classic Pant (Gym and Yoga Pants) in Stone Grey.

And I am really pleased with them. They are snug, but flexible enough for yoga and pilates. The fabric is smooth and comfy, a supplex-lycra-spandex mix that is breathable enough when you're really working, but not too cool during cool-down and meditation.

I also like the length - I'm an average height, I guess, at 5'6", but sometimes I find pants are too long so I trip over them. These have a nice length, just like in the picture on the Athletica website - they hit the floor at the back in bare feet, but aren't so long that they drag when I have shoes on. Here's me on the way to yoga. I know, grover arms! I'm working on it! -->

They have a hidden drawstring at the waist which I LOVE, since all the forward folds in yoga means pants with unstructured waistbands end up showing a little more at the back than I want to. I've worn them to yoga several times already, and never had an overshare at the back.

Of course, Athletica.net has a lot more than yoga pants (although there is a large selection of them). They have fitness and lounge wear for women and men, as well as casual clothing (check out the Camisole Flounce Dress - *love*). The selection of women's sportswear is particularly good. There's actually a big sale on right now - check it out for deals like the Lily Lotus pant for only $24.95 and the capri for only $19.95! If you do much shopping for quality fitness wear, you will know these are really good deals.

ps, the dog was desperate to be in the picture with me. He ended up walking through a whole pile of pictures before we finally got one without him. Okay, it was pretty cute (until the 5th or 6th time...!) I know it's because he's eager to be 'famous' on my blog! Here's an outtake!

ANYway, here is the fantastic news: Athletica has generously offered a gift certificate to one of my readers! One lucky winner will be able to spend it any way they like on this great website.

The giveaway: A $75 gift certificate to Athletica!

How to enter: Head over to Athletica and let me know what you'd put this towards, OR one thing that you learned there. Make sure I've got a way to contact you if you're the winner!

Extra entries (please leave an extra comment for each. If you already do any of these things, leave the comment - you do get the entry for it!):
  • Subscribe via email to the Athletica newsletter (bottom right of their website) - 2 entries
  • Follow me on Twitter (leave your Twitter name!)
  • Tweet about this giveaway for ONE entry, this is not a daily! You can use this if you like:
    Win a $75 GC to Athletica.net at Emily's Latest. Yoga, casual & sportswear! @emilyisland http://bit.ly/dawxTh US/CAN 5/23
  • Follow my blog (publicly) – 2 entries, leave 2 comments
  • Add my blog button to your blog– 2 entries, leave 2 comments (please leave a link to your blog)
  • Blog about this giveaway, linking back to this post and to Athletica – 2 entries, leave 2 comments and please include a link to your post
I will be verifying comments so please actually do the things you say you do ☺

Please be sure to include your email address if it’s not public in your blogger profile! Anonymous comments without a way to contact you will be rejected. Canadian or US mailing addresses only, please. Giveaway ends May 23rd at 11:59 EST. A winner will be drawn the next day, announced here, in a separate post and emailed!

Prize will be shipped by sponsor. Note for Canadian entrants: Athletica is not responsible for customs or duties that Canada may charge. For what it's worth, I was not charged any additional fees at the border on my order.

208 comments:

  1. I love the Rock n Roll Pants!
    cassandra@aubut.net

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  2. Signed up for Athletica Newsletter!
    cassandra@aubut.net
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  3. Signed up for Athletica Newsletter!
    cassandra@aubut.net
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  4. Follow you on Twitter-@tally2525
    cassandra@aubut.net

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  5. Follower
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  6. Follower
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  7. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/tally2525/status/13645420152

    cassandra@aubut.net

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  8. I like the lily lotus roll over waist pant

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  9. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/13652896202

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  10. i like the bamboo rolldown pant

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  11. i follow you on twitter (redfuzzycow)

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  12. daily tweet http://twitter.com/redfuzzycow/status/13679747058

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  13. i follow your blog publicly (redfuzzycow) #1

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  14. your blog button is on my blog www.redfuzzycow.blogspot.com #2

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  15. your blog button is on my blog www.redfuzzycow.blogspot.com #1

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  16. i follow your blog publicly (redfuzzycow) #2

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  17. I'd get the women's layered tank.

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  18. Lily Lotus Roll Over Waist Pant
    deannalw47 @ hotmail.com

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  19. follow blog publicly #2
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  20. follow blog publicly
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  21. joined athletica email#2
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  22. joined athletica email #1
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  23. I like the bamboo tee and the layered tank...I've just started doing yoga so these would be nice.l {Though I did find a cute pair of yoga pants at Reitmans}

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  24. and here is my second comment for following publicly...

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  25. And I am a public follower...yay for me!

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  26. Like the SoGo Long Sleeve Yoga Tee!

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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  27. I like the lily lotus rollover waist pants.

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  28. I follow you on twitter, I'm @amym_brown
    thanks
    amym_brown@hotmail.com

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  29. I would pick the Flow Tank Top it looks like it would be very flattering
    thanks
    amym_brown@hotmail.com

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  30. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/amym_brown/status/13741612402
    amym_brown@hotmail.com

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  31. I follow your blog #1
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  32. I follow your blog #2
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  33. I have your button #2
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  34. I have your button #1
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    amym_brown@hotmail.com

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  35. I would get the Crochet Tank Dress, so cute!

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  36. I follow you on twitter
    @capitalmom

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  37. This was easy. I like the Organic Bamboo Mantra Capri.

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  38. I would use this towards Women's Workout Crossover Bootleg Pant

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. subscribed to the newsletter

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  40. subscribed to the newsletter

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  41. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/Prairiebelle/status/13753096520

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  42. I follow on google friend connect


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  43. I follow on google friend connect


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  44. I follow on twitter as Prairiebelle



    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. I'd get a couple of the Power "Y" Tank Tops.

    kpkeaney@gmail.com

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  46. I follow on GFC (#2)

    kpkeaney@gmail.com

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  47. I follow on GFC (#1)

    kpkeaney@gmail.com

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  48. I follow on GFC #2
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

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  49. I follow on GFC #1
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

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  50. I love their cross front tunic dress!
    winnieayala at yahoo dot com

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  51. I'd put this towards the 24.95$ roll over women's workout pants

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  52. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/ebmommy/status/13812502255

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  53. I would get the Athletica Roll Over Waist Capri and the bamboo cami!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  54. I would pick the Reflex Swirl Capri WS683
    reneetaylor at sympatico dotca

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  55. I follow on twitter as nicjosemm
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  56. tweet http://twitter.com/nicjosemm/status/13817076905
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  57. I am a follower 2
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  58. I am a follower 1
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

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  59. I have your button in my blog #2: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  60. I have your button in my blog #1: http://whateverandbeyond.blogspot.com jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  61. I follow your blog #2 jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  62. I follow your blog #1 jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  63. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/13819610304 jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  64. I follow you on Twitter (@jkgorcery) jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  65. I would get the SoGo CROP PANT jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  66. My choice would be the Raw Edge Pocket Pants.
    Thanks for the chance!
    henglish(at)nb(dot)sympatico(dot)ca

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  67. I like the Womens Knee Pant!

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  68. twitter follow u - kgail11

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  69. LOVE to get: Women's Street Boot Leg Pant 31860-935

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  70. I'd love the Womens Shirred Front Cami Tank Top in French Blue.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  71. I love the Women's Raw Pant! http://www.athletica.net/Womens-Raw-Pant_p_379.html
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  72. I subscribed to the Athletica newsletter!
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  73. I subscribed to the Athletica newsletter by e-mail.
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  74. I follow on Twitter!
    (@Xocaisgood) daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  75. Tweeted this! http://twitter.com/xocaisgood/status/13913348351
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  76. #2 I follow your blog with GFC!
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  77. I follow your blog with GFC!
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  78. Your button is on my blog! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/
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  79. Your button is on my blog! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/
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  80. #2 I blogged this! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2010/05/great-giveaways_12.html
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  81. I blogged this! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2010/05/great-giveaways_12.html
    daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

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  82. i think one of the things I'd get is the reflex swril capri pants

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  83. signed up for athletica newsletter #2

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  84. signed up for athletica newslette #1

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  85. following you on twitter @suziconfesses

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  86. Following on twitter - notpregnentjust

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  87. I love the rock & roll pants & matching tank.
    notpregnantjust gmail com

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  88. Tweeted - notpregnantjust 8:18 Pm EST

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  89. I would put it toward a "Kimono" Blouson first.
    mkzellmer@yahoo.com

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  90. I'd pick the Roll-Down Capri 8604.

    soapsbysonia at cogeco dot ca

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  91. http://twitter.com/SoapsbySonia/status/14001950768

    soapsbysonia at cogeco dot ca

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  92. I follow you on twitter. (soapsbysonia)


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  93. I follow your blog. #2

    soapsbysonia at cogeco dot ca

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  94. I follow your blog. #1

    soapsbysonia at cogeco dot ca

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  95. Hello. Awesome Giveaway :) So I would put this toward the roll over bamboo pants and a yoga cami top...There stuff is o so adorable

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  96. I tweeted about your giveaway

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  97. I would use it toward a couple of Lux shorts. gasweetheart211[at]netscape[dot]net

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  98. I would put it towards a couple of Silent Tanks. I need something for running!

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  99. I'd get the Bamboo cami!!

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  100. I subscribe to the Athletica newsletter, entry 2

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  101. I subscribe to the Athletica newsletter, entry 1

    Sarah
    untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

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  102. Hi, if I won I'd get the Flashback "DANCE" Skirt.

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  103. #2 I subscribed to the Athletica newsletter.

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  104. #1 I subscribed to the Athletica newsletter.

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  105. I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).

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  106. Here's my tweet - http://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/14217017184

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  107. Um, what WOULDN'T I use that gift card for? My first pick would be the REflex Swirl Capri-- loved them!!!

    ~Elizabeth

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  108. Following publicly on GFC-- entry #1!

    ~Elizabeth

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  109. I added your blog button to my page-- http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.com (entry #2)

    ~Elizabeth

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  110. I added your blog button to my page-- http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.com (entry #1)

    ~Elizabeth

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  111. And I tweeted about the giveaway too-- here's the link:

    http://twitter.com/IAmConfessing/status/14244399491

    ~Elizabeth

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  112. I'm following you on twitter (@Iamconfessing)

    ~Elizabeth

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  113. I would use it for the Roll Down Capri!

    hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

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  114. I would probably go for the Lux Short.

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  115. I follow on twitter as theonlygirl

    momvstheboys at gmail dot com

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  116. Athletica Roll Over Waist Capri

    momvstheboys at gmail dot com

    thanks for linking up today!

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  117. Oh I love the roll down yoga capris
    modernmom at rocket mail dot com

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  118. I follow on GFC #2
    modernmom@rocketmail dot com

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  119. I follow you on twitter
    SassyModernMom

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  120. I would choose the womens knee pant!

    srobinson8561 at student.bryan.edu

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  121. athletica email subscriber

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  122. I follow

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  123. I follow

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  124. athletica email subscriber

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  125. Sport Skort w/ inner biker short 31625-935 I like this

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  126. # 2 follow blog

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  127. # 1 follow blog as jelaws5

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  128. I would love to buy the roll over waist pants! I need good work out pants!

    stephmauger04@gmail.com

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  129. I joined the mailing list for athletica.net!

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  130. I joined the mailing list for athletica.net

    stephmauger04@gmail.com

    Entry #2

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  131. I am a follower

    stephmauger04@gmail.com

    Entry #2

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  132. following you on twitter as @dailymomdiaries
    lulus.pals@gmail.com

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  133. I like the Rock N Roll Pants- They have some great items to choose from.
    emsfsemsfs(at)gmail.com

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  134. I follower you blog

    stephmauger04@gmail.com

    Entry #1

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  135. So hard to choose, I would definitely love SoGo JACKET. lulus.pals@gmail.com

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  136. Just tweeted...http://twitter.com/DailyMomDiaries/status/14442065975
    lulus.pals@gmail.com

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  137. I added your button to my blog

    http://stephsgiveaways.blogspot.com/

    stephmauger04@gmail.com

    Entry #1

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  138. I follow your blog #2
    lulus.pals@gmail.com

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  139. I'm happy to follow a fellow Canadian's blog #1
    lulus.pals@gmail.com

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  140. I added your button to my blog

    http://stephsgiveaways.blogspot.com/

    stephmauger04@gmail.com

    Entry #2

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  141. I blogged about this giveaway!

    http://stephsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/05/75-gc-to-athletica.html

    stephmauger04@gmail.com

    Entry #2

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  142. I blogged about this giveaway!

    http://stephsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/05/75-gc-to-athletica.html

    stephmauger04@gmail.com

    Entry #1

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  143. I'm following you on twitter giveawayjunkie.

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  144. http://twitter.com/giveawayjunkie/status/14445404509

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  145. I would buy a couple pair of Women's Cotton Lycra Legging Tights! esavingsblog at gmail dot com

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  146. I am following you on Twitter! @esavingsblog

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  147. Bamboo Deep V-Neck Tank
    bassgiraffe@hotmail.com

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  148. signed up for newsletter #1
    bassgiraffe@hotmail.com

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  149. signed up for newsletter #2
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  150. following you on twitter
    @bassgiraffe

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  151. added your button #2
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  152. added your button #1
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  153. following your blog #2
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  154. following your blog
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  155. Following on twitter - @henglish

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  156. Tweet: http://twitter.com/henglish/status/14517400074

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  157. I would get the Cross Back Womens Tank Top and Rollover Waist Capris both in Purple/Pink !
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  158. I’m your twitter follower. ID: @Lyndadawinda
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  159. http://twitter.com/lyndadawinda/status/14517551207
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  160. #2 - I’m following your blog via GFC. (lyndadawinda1074)
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  161. #1 - I’m following your blog via GFC. (lyndadawinda1074)
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  162. #2 - I grabbed your button and posted it here: http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/
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  163. #1 - I grabbed your button and posted it here: http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/
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  164. #2 - I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/05/win-75-gc-to-athleticanet.html
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  165. #1 - I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/05/win-75-gc-to-athleticanet.html
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  166. The Rock and Roll pants are soooo cute! barefootebay@aol.com

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  167. I'm a follower of your blog :)

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  168. I would put it towards some new yoga clothes. I really like thier roll over waist pants.

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

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  169. I'm a follower on twitter. (cityslicker127)

    cwilliams127 at gmail dot com

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  170. coreybrennan26@hotmail.com
    the embroidered zip hoodie looks comfy

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  171. abrennan09@hotmail.com
    I like the roll-down capris and I prefer natural colours - these look great

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  172. I'd get the Organic Bamboo Mantra Capris. I wear stuff like this all the time - plus I'm considering taking yoga classes in the near future!

    julie_reuter92 at yahoo dot com

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  173. I signed up for the Athletica newsletter.

    julie_reuter92 at yahoo dot com

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  174. I follow you on Twitter - @nosogirl

    julie_reuter92 at yahoo dot com

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