Dear Natalie: Winners, Winners, Chicken Dinners!

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Contest winners announced

By Natalie McCarthy

Dear Natalie,

Will you please tell us who ended up scoring some Outxe gear in the Christmas contest giveaway?!?


The Camping for Women Community



Dear Friends,

Heck yeah, I’ll tell you who won!

Up for grabs were the Universal IPX8 Waterproof Phone Case and the Inflatable Q-shaped Travel Pillow.


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So which readers must have found a four-leaf clover before entering the giveaway?

Believe it or not, our winners came from far and wide including across the United States, Italy, India and the United Kingdom!

And the winners were:

Drumroll, please…

  • Kristine Archaia
  • Anshul Gupta
  • Neha Rai
  • Sara Di Giannantonio
  • Melissa Marie
  • Annick Peek
  • Kathy James
  • Hannah Ferguson
  • Anjali Wadhwa
  • Angel Strunk
  • Di Toms
  • Robb New

Congratulations, friends! Keep your eyes on your mailbox for your goodies.


A quick reminder of the products I talked about previously:

Universal IPX8 Waterproof Phone Case.

I cannot tell you how many close calls I’ve had with my phone near rivers, lakes, waterfalls, oceans, duck ponds, and large puddles, and maybe the toilet. (Don’t judge me.) Outxe’s waterproof case protects phones up to six inches long, and its transparent cover is completely touch-sensitive. It has room for cash and credit cards, plus a lanyard for easy wearing. Outxe says it’s “Fully submersible, snow proof, dustproof, and mud proof.” It is also Natalie proof. There is a double Velcro closure to totally keep out any mucky stuff, and you can even still use the camera while it’s in the case!

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Inflatable Q-shaped Travel Pillow.

While I like having a little neck pillow on airplane rides, I can’t stand how much space they take up. I end up dangling them off my carry-on bag, which means my pillow – the place where I rest my mouth and face – absorbs all the germs of an airport. Yum! Outxe makes this inflatable pillow in a fancy Q-shape, which is scientifically proven to support your neck during air travel. The air pump is built in, so there’s no huffing and puffing required. Plus, the cover is washable (bye, funky airport germs). The pillow comes with a stuff-sack and a silky eye mask, so it doesn’t even matter that the guy next to you in seat 15D won’t shut off the reading light at 3:00 in the morning.

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Until our next contest,





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“Ask Natalie” host, Natalie McCarthy was born and raised in the urban American rust belts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio, in a not-particularly-outdoorsy family. She discovered the outdoors in her early 30s and now seeks out new ways to adventure.

Natalie earned her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work. She works as a licensed supervisory clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of co-occurring substance use, general mental health, and trauma-related disorders. While her professional practice is where Natalie spends most of her time helping people with their problems, she was an online advice columnist in the past.

In the early 2000s, she was the go-to answer girl on a now-defunct website called New Girl Order. Her column there led her to research a diversity of topics, from May-December romances to why on Earth plucking our eyebrows makes us sneeze.

6 thoughts on “Dear Natalie: Winners, Winners, Chicken Dinners!

  • January 22, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Thank you so much you guys are doing amazing job! you made me so so happy as I have never won anything like that <3 Keep up the great work! Can not wait to receive my goodie <3

  • January 15, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    This is awesome! I can’t wait to have it delivered! Thank you so much and congratulations to all the other winners as well!

  • January 15, 2019 at 11:25 am

    This is so amazing! Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway. I am extremely delighted and looking forward to receiving the goodies.

  • January 15, 2019 at 10:35 am

    This is so exciting! I never win anything! Thank you!!

  • January 15, 2019 at 7:07 am

    I am so excited, this is the first contest I have won so far. I am excited and thank you Natalie and Nicole. Please organize more contests like these in future. Congratulations to other winners of the contest.

  • January 15, 2019 at 5:13 am


    Thanks a Lot!! This came as a nice surprise. Definitely waiting to check out the goodies…:-)

    Happy New Year!!



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