Lucky Cat contest!

26 Apr

To celebrate the launch of Mystery of the Missing Luck, a new kids’ book that features a Maneki Neko, we’ve teamed up with author Jacqueline Pearce to hold a special draw for a Lucky Cat prize pack. Mystery of the Missing Luck is a chapter book for kids ages 6-8 (published by Orca Book Publishers and illustrated by Leanne Fransen) about a young girl, her grandmother, and what happens when their Maneki Neko statue goes missing from the grandmother’s Japanese bakery.

The prize is a Lucky Cat bag full of unique Maneki Neko (beckoning cat) items from Japan (including a cute plush beckoning cat, a wooden prayer plaque from Gotokuji Temple where the first Maneki Neko originated, tabi socks, hashi/chopsticks, stickers, candy, charm, etc. as well as a signed copy of Mystery of the Missing Luck). All you have to do to enter the contest is leave a comment here on this blog (letting us know you’d like to enter and what you think of Maneki Neko or this blog). For extra chances to win, you can also leave a comment on our Lucky Cat Facebook page, and on the author’s blog and Facebook page. We’ll give you a draw entry for each comment (one entry per site). Spread the word by posting a link to the contest on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter, let us know, and we’ll give you another entry. We’ll be holding the draw May 20 and announcing the winner here and on Facebook.

This is a great prize for Lucky Cat fans of all ages –lots of kawaii Maneki Neko stuff! And, while the book is for kids just starting to read novels, it’s also great for older ESL students. Good luck!

6 Responses to “Lucky Cat contest!”

  1. Jean-Pierre Antonio April 27, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    WOW! I’d like to enter the draw for those p-u-r-r-r-r-r-r-fect lucky cat goods. All that luck! Isn’t that alone a good enough reason to enter the contest?

    Jean-Pierre Antonio

  2. Dana April 28, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    I’ve seen lucky cats in Vancouver, and really like them. Please enter me in the contest (i entered on the author’s blog too)

    • Ann April 29, 2011 at 11:28 am #

      I would love to be entered into the contest – lucky cats rock!!

  3. Bing April 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    Ever since I was a kid, I always loved looking at the statues of the lucky cat, and I also would like to enter the contest, because I feel like it will bring back the childhood memories I lost..So please, enter me..

  4. Kalon Baquero May 5, 2011 at 8:14 am #


    I am an artist that has been studying the lucky cat legend and the real-world interactions with it in my current project titled “Lucky Cat SWFL.”

    When I was doing my initial research I found that there was very little to draw from… not very many blogs or stories… so it’s wonderful to see this blog that you have created in the Maneki Neko’s honor, and to hear about a new story that she’s a star of!!

    Thank you for creating this great new spot for good luck, and if the contest is still open I would love to be included in it.

    Also, if you would like to learn more about my own Lucky Cat adventure, just visit my “Homebase of Happiness” here:

    Thank you, and I’d love to connect with you!

    Kalon Lucia & Lucky 🐱

  5. Lucky Cat - Maneki Neko May 5, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    Hi Kalon! The contest is still open, so you’re in. It’s great to hear about your Lucky Cat project! Would love to profile it on this blog.

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