eNotes for Back-to-School (#eNotes4BTS): Win a Lifetime eNotes Pass and $500 Grant!

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We are amping up for back-to-school so that we’re prepared to help our eNoters with summer reading, pop quizzes, and upcoming exams. To kick off the season and help you transition from summer sun to classroom fluorescents, we’re excited to announce the #eNotes4BTS contest!

What you can win!…

All the prizes are designed to help you transition to back to school, and everyone is a winner!

  • One grand-prize winner will receive a $500 grant and a Lifetime eNotes Student Subscription.
  • Three runner-up winners will receive a 1-year eNotes Student Subscription, a $49.99 value.
  • Everyone that enters will get 50% off an eNotes Student Subscription. Sent via coupon code after the contest ends.

How to Enter

Let us know why you’ll need eNotes for back to school on Twitter and/or Instagram. You can simply tweet it with text, or use images and videos on Twitter or Instagram…the more creative the better!
*You MUST include the hashtag #eNotes4BTS to enter.

Entries accepted August 5 to August 26, by 11:59 p.m. PST. Continue Reading ›

eNotes + Crosswords: Enter to win a Lesson Plan!

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eNotes gets a lot of thank-you notes from teachers and fan mail from students daily. Okay – more like Tweets from the students. We haven’t received an actual letter since 2003.

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And while we love being recognized for all our hard work, what gets out of bed in the morning is making the lives of our teachers and students easier.

However, when one of our fans let us know “eNotes” was an answer in The New York Times crossword puzzle, we could not stop grinning and giggling! Continue Reading ›

Students: Become an eNotes TA, Redeem Your eNotes Points for Gift Cards!

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We’re excited to announce that eNotes students are now able to redeem their eNotes points for real life rewards!

Become an eNotes TA to turn your eNotes points into gift cards to your favorite shops.

We have just posted a number of gift cards to various shops, including Starbucks, Amazon, Target, and more, on our all new TA Rewards page here.

To redeem your points for one of these rewards, you must first earn a TA badge by answering questions in eNotes Homework Help and making it onto the TA Leaderboard.

In addition to being able to redeem their points for real life prizes, TAs are also entered into a monthly giveaway to win a $500 student grant. You can find a complete FAQ on the TA program at this pageContinue Reading ›

Answer Questions, Earn Money for School – eNotes’ New Scholarship Program

Each month we’re awarding a $500 grant to one of our standout students. Could it be you?

Welcome to a new kind of scholarship program. At eNotes, we don’t need you to write an essay to try and stand out from the millions. We just want you to share your knowledge with others and help your fellow students get through their homework assignments.

Contribute your answers to eNotes’ Homework Help and you’ll be automatically entered to win a $500 grant each month! How does it work? It’s simple:

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Literary Lunch-Box Giveaway From eNotes

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Agh, yes, it is that time of year again: back to school! To make things a little easier for you (and to make your friends a lot jealous), we’re giving away a super sweet lunch-box set. Our exclusive literary kit includes:

  • An Edgar Allan Poe lunch box
  • A pack of Shakespeare insult gum
  • A tin of Jane Austen bandages
  • A whole bunch of neon eNotes pencils
  • And a FREE pass to eNotes for 1 year!
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Never have bad breath or lose a pencil again

To win, just mention your favorite author in a comment here or hit us up on Twitter or Facebook. We’ll pick two winners at random on 9/17/14 (U.S. shipping only).

What Are You Doing for the Next 30 Days? NaNoWriMo, That’s What

All you fellow writers out there know… tell anyone, anyone at all… the taxi driver, a sales clerk, your grandfather, what you do for a living and 50% of the time you will get  a version of the following: “A writer, huh? You know, I always thought I had a novel in me.” The other 50% of the time, you will get a variation of this response:  “I have always felt my life story would make a great book. I need to write that down soon.”

And who is to say that some of these people DON’T actually have a book inside them? (Well, we are pretty sure the gum-chomping girl at the Abercrombie does not, but then again, this is a real thing in the world.) During the month of November, you can tell those would-be writers, and perhaps yourself, to stop talking about it and really do it.

You will be in good company. NaNoWriMo is the acronym for National Novel Writing Month.  NaNoWriMo is a collaborative effort involving thousands of writers and millions of words.

According to the project’s website, NaNoWriMo is “the world’s largest writing event and nonprofit literary crusade. Participants pledge to write 50,000 words in a month, starting from scratch and reaching “The End” by November 30. “There are no judges, no prizes, and entries are deleted from the server before anyone even reads them.”

So what are you waiting for? November 1st is already half over… and you still have 50,000 words to go.

Enlist Your Pet, Win a Kindle Fire!

We’re halfway through October… have you entered eNotes’ competition to win a Kindle Fire yet? It’s easy:

  1. Visit our Facebook page and “like” us (you like me, you really really like me!)
  2. Post a picture on our wall of your pet (or somebody’s pet) reading a classic
  3. Congratulations, you’ve automatically been entered to win a Kindle Fire! (Alright, so this isn’t technically a step but I feel bound to the rule of threes. Don’t judge.)

Need an example? Check out Bubba chilling with Gatz below:

It’s not too late. Enter today!