Sanrio Surprises Y with Hello Kitty Merchandise

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Y hit the jackpot last week. Sanrio randomly picked her out of their pool of email subscribers for their weekly $250 merchandise prize.

Sanrio initially contacted Y by email, but Danielle, a very friendly and soft spoken representative, called Y on the next day to find out how Y would like to spend her $250 in Hello Kitty dollars. Even though Y and I were out running errands at the time, she was well prepared with a printout of items and item numbers from

Y received her enormous box of goodies today, which included an iPad case, a neoprene “I Love Nerds” MacBook case, a camera case, a wallet, a travel coffee mug (that I may steal), a nice-sized bento box, a Winter Bunny Hello Kitty, and more.

Y is very happy with her new things, and we both want to thank them for this delightful Christmas surprise!

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.