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Win a Call from SparkGuy During "Show Your Spark" Book Club Weekend

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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Hi everyone –

Things are pretty exciting here at SparkPeople, with the launch of our first book The Spark last week! We truly appreciate everyone’s support in helping us reach our goal of landing The Spark on the New York Times Bestsellers List. Time will tell if we reach that goal, but we still need your help to get there! If you haven't picked up your copy of The Spark yet, you can go to Barnes & Noble and save 30% off the retail price for a limited time. (Click here for your coupon!)

The biggest and most important "Show Your Spark" Weekend is coming soon: January 22-24. Mark your calendars! This is your chance to show others that you're part of a worldwide movement of people who are reinventing fitness, nutrition and healthy living! All you have to do is hold a "Show Your Spark" Book Club meeting that weekend to share The Spark with others. Every SparkTeam that hosts a book club SparkRally will be entered to win a phone call from author Chris "SparkGuy" Downie during your meeting!

We have developed all the materials you need to hold your very own book club SparkRally that weekend. You can access these materials on our Online Book Bonus Program, which is only available to people who purchase The Spark. However, because some of you may be planning your book club and plan to purchase the book later, here is a short book club guide that will provides ideas for your meeting.

Every SparkTeam that holds a Book Club SparkRally will be entered to win one phone call from Chris “SparkGuy” Downie during their meeting. We will randomly select a winner on Wednesday, January 20, and notify the Team leader via SparkMail.

Good luck to everyone and for more Spread the Spark ideas, visit this page. And to Show Your Spark every day of the year, check out our branded products and apparel at We hope that we can count on you to Show Your Spark this January 22nd- 24th, 2010. As always, thank YOU for making SparkPeople such a positive place!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEALTHYLES 2/23/2010 12:54PM

    I'm a slow ready because of my language. I start reading the book on Sunday and I like what I see.

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PAISHAR2 1/25/2010 8:04PM

    I love the Book!!!!!!

It is a Blessing!!!!


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MYRTLY 1/24/2010 9:51AM

    Hey Guys!
Here's a link to my blog as the Show you Spark Book Club Winners.
Good Morning SPARKGUY & SPARKTEAM - This is MYRTLY from the COLUMBIA,SC TEAM. I have posted a blog detailing our SPark Rally Saturday. We are all so excited to have won the Show you Spark Book Club Weekend. Thank you ALL!

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DDOORN 1/22/2010 11:41PM

    How do you know "Every SparkTeam that hosts a book club SparkRally will be entered to win a phone call from author Chris "SparkGuy" Downie during your meeting!"...?

We have registered ours at

Is that all we need to do...?


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CHIBIKARATE 1/21/2010 10:49PM

    I am loving the book it is so great i have learned so much from spark it is great emoticon

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ROSIE777 1/19/2010 1:01PM

    Enjoying the book emoticon ...wish I could of had it sooner. Looking forward to spread the Spark & being a healthier me.

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GRATEFULADY 1/19/2010 12:29PM

    Just getting started with reading the book even though I've had it since the first of the month. I am using it to reinspire be and reinvigorate my efforts. We will be traveling in Feb and will use it as we travel. Thanks.... emoticon emoticon

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VXWALL1942 1/19/2010 12:07PM

    Thoroughly enjoying the book. Have asked local library with 4 branches to stock it. They'll let me know. There are some folks who can't afford to buy the book now and should be able to get from area libraries throughout the US. Anything we can do to make such a broad recommendation?

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COLEMANSR 1/19/2010 12:00PM

    Will have ladies feellowship this weekend. Will also ask Library to stock book.

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SPRING4FAL 1/19/2010 11:47AM

    The san diego team will be hosting a book club meeting on Saturday, January 23! We would LOVE to talk with Chris "Sparkguy" Downie!!! Can I get a Wooo Hooo!!!??!!


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HEALTHNUT2009 1/16/2010 1:22AM

    The emoticon puts EVERYTHING into perspective.. I am very developing healthy lifestyle habits!!

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UNSTOPPABLE_ 1/15/2010 4:08AM

    I'm enjoying the book...wish I had it when I started SP.

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CABRIOGAL 1/14/2010 10:37PM

    Thank you, SparkPeople. Amazing.

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COURADA 1/14/2010 1:05PM

    I had gone off track and started gaing my weight back. I recieved my copy of The Spark last week and have read the first 3 chapters. I love the book and have started back on my goals for being healthy. Thanks so much to Chris for writing this book.

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JVALVERDE1 1/11/2010 11:54PM

    Just finished the book. Now I want to spread the Spark ordered 2 t-shirts one for me and one for my sister. Looking forward to wearing them while on vacation, we will surely spreading the spark. human billboards. emoticon

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    I look forward to reading it!

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ANNE1123 1/10/2010 2:03AM

    I'm starting chapter 7, I've used the hard copy book to reinvigorate me and make positive changes for 2010.

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FURBALLDTH 1/9/2010 8:11PM

    I'm starting it tonight as soon as Philly beats the Cowboys!

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WEMINICH 1/9/2010 7:29AM

  I asked my library to get copies.

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BASKETLADY6 1/9/2010 7:11AM

    Buying this today as a Birthday Present to me!

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JCDUNN54 1/8/2010 2:14PM

    I have just ordered the book and can't wait to get started!

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CHENYB75 1/8/2010 1:05PM

    I just ordered the book. I can't wait to begin reading it!

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NFRENCH49 1/8/2010 6:32AM

    I'm only a few chapters into the book, but it's great. I can always use motivation, and this book is a great motivator. Love the Spark!! emoticon

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BIZZO11 1/8/2010 12:02AM

  This book has been way more than I ever imagined. It has been very motivational and has really made me stop and think about what I really want in life. It goes way beyond my weight goals. Thnaks for publishing such an amazing book. emoticon

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    I ordered the book here in France. I hope to receive it before then. I can't wait to start reading it. I marked the event on my calendar.

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MACGIRRL 1/6/2010 9:20PM

    Hola Chris and SP Team ! I have to ante up for MYRTLY and the Columbia, SC Spark Team as I KNOW they are diligent and totally ignited with SPARK-I-TUDE! Spark Rally January 23 at Gotham Bagel. emoticon

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CAROLINAGIRL07 1/6/2010 4:30PM

    I am joining MYRTLY and JGOLFER in Columbia, SC Team Spirit! WE ROCK!! We have a great team and I think this would be a great opportunity to spread the spark all across our city!

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JGOLFER 1/6/2010 4:00PM

    I am hooking on to the coattails of MYRTLY! The Columbia, SC Team has a Spark Rally scheduled for January 23!!!
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    that's great. i finally have my emoticon . could'nt wait for jan. 9th amazon delivery, went to books-a-million, paid double. got home, the amazon order with my book and biggest loser digital food scale had arrived at the post office. so now i'm sending the other emoticon to my best friend in texas. good luck to all in the bookclub contest.

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POSEY440 1/6/2010 2:05PM

    I will put The Spark on my facebook goodreads list for sure. emoticon

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MYRTLY 1/6/2010 1:30PM

Call Us SparkGuy! Columbia, SC Spark Team. Spark Rally Jan. 23. We have all read or are in process of reading The Spark and will be discussing it over at Gotham Bagel. That is after we do a (3) mile walk down on the Riverfront. We have a fabulous team and we meet up every month.

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DASSCHUS 1/6/2010 12:55PM

    That's awesome! I love The Spark. It's so positive and motivational.

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BETTYAHE 1/6/2010 12:42PM

    Cool idea!

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EGRAMMY 1/6/2010 12:21PM

Will there be special pricing on some bulk items if we want to order some door prizes? And will they arrive by the weekend of Jan 22?

Do you have a video suggestion for the meeting?

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EGRAMMY 1/6/2010 12:15PM

    You can access these materials on our Online Book Bonus Program, which is only available to people who purchase The Spark. Thanks. Northeast Arkansas Sparkers team will use that info.

I was wondering where to find the info for our Show Your Spark Weekend" in Hardy, AR, Jan 23 at 10 am at Words & Afterwords bookstore/cafe. This is for people in Northeast AR and our area who can get there. Limit is possibly first 50 who reply.

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 1/6/2010 11:32AM

    Two questions:

1) Where do we register our Spark Rally?

Ithaca, NY (Finger Lakes) hasn't been granted status as one of the "New York Featured Cities & Teams" and I've had no success in the past getting our rallies listed on the New York State page.

2) I don't see the "short book club guide" on this post. Is there supposed to be a link? Maybe it's supposed to link here?



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PATSDIARY 1/6/2010 11:30AM

    Wow! What a great prize! My copy of the Spark FINALLY arrived yesterday, and I can't wait to dig into it! Now all I have to do is find a group!

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