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L.L. Bean 100 Year Celebration and a $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

If you are a New Englander, odds are good that you own a piece of L.L. Bean apparel. The brand is practically a legend in these parts, proudly producing quality sportswear and equipment for 100 years.

And to celebrate that 100 year mark, L.L. Bean has begun a year-long mission to re-ignite America’s love of the outdoors, with a particular focus on getting more children outside.

As part of the celebration, the L.L. Bean Bootmobile,Β the larger than life version of the company’s most iconic product, will go on a multi-market tour starting in Boston from April 13-16th.

Expert guides from the L.L. Bean’s Outdoor Discovery SchoolsΒ will lead various family-friendly, and free, outdoor activities on the Boston Common.

Participants will have the chance to try their hand at fly casting, knot tying, and several backyard style games, as well as hang out at a mock campsite and learn a thing or two about tent set-up.

These events are intended to get children and families excited about the outdoors and being active.

Also, on June 16th at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, the Boston Summer Kayak Series will begin.

Mayor Menino will be stopping by at 9:00am to announce Boston’s Summer Kayak series, a free program which will provide local children and families with the opportunity to try a new outdoor activity, led by L.L. Bean’s expert guides, to beat the summer heat.

Participants will receive an introduction to recreational kayaking and learn basic skills and safety, followed up by a trip out to the Charles River. These sessions will be open to Boston residents ages eight years and older.

In celebration of this exciting news, L.L. Bean would like to offer a $100 L.L. Bean gift card giveaway for one lucky Coupon Goddess reader.

To enter, leave your first name, last initial, the state you are from and what you love to do in the great outdoors. Entries must be received by Thursday, April 12th 11:59 pm ET. Good luck.

L.L. Bean has not compensated me for this post. All opinions are my own.


  1. Donna B says:

    Donna B from Mo.
    I love the outdoors we have a small farm on 6 acres and that is where all of my time is spent. When I am not at work of course. If it is raining you can find me on the back porch with a magazine.

  2. I’d love to camp…. the primitive way. You know, camp fire, s’mores, nothing that turns or or has to be plugged in. Just the kids, hubby and I enjoying each other.

  3. Jennifer S. says:

    Jennifer S., FL. I love to go for long walks with my Hubby and pup. πŸ™‚
    Love your blog! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  4. Joye F.
    New Hampshire

    Fish fish fish hike and fish

  5. Lorraine F – Arkansas

    I love to swim and play golf. Actually I just like being outside. LL Bean products are wonderful!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wow, L.L. Bean and Fenway Park are both 100 this year! Thank you for all the great info Melanie. I have always wanted to learn how to ‘properly’ kayak!
    Kristi B, MA.

  7. Mary F from NC.

    I like to go hiking.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  8. I forgot, I am from Texas!!!

    Alexandra O.

    Still loving the outdoors with my kids

  9. Charise R.
    We love to hike!

  10. Noreen T, MA. We love to go camping and canoeing. Though, we haven’t been canoeing in a while, i think my 2 and 4 year old are ready!

  11. Cheryl G from MA

    I love to swim in the great outdoors!

  12. Theresa T. from MA

    My family live close to Purgatory Chasm, a state park in Massachusetts. We really enjoy hiking through the chasm and the surrounding trails.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the great Giveaway!! I love to swim and walk on the beach.

    Lori R, FL

  14. Yvonne A. from Texas… I love to sit outside watching my kids play.

  15. Sheila D. from NY. I love to garden!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Jessica A. Massachusetts
    We love to visit all of the beautiful beaches and parks that New England has to offer. Our favorite summer pastime is playing in the waves at the Cape Cod National Seashore.

  17. Emily L from MA. We love to walk, hike, garden, and go to the beach!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Tredina D.

    I love to go white water rafting!

  19. Anonymous says:

    April B from Asheville Nc
    We love riding our bikes and taking long walks!

  20. Amy from NY..we love camping, especially Ricketts Glen, PA

  21. Anonymous says:

    Bethany P from Maine
    Hiking, Snowshoeing,Camping….

  22. Melissa M. says:

    Melissa M. – Maine

    Eeeee! This could not have come at a better time. I have had 3 items sitting in an online cart on llbean.com for about 4 days. A couple things that I want to get for my daughter but am having a hard time forking over the cash. It would be a whole lots easier if I won πŸ™‚

    We love hiking & LL Bean & Maine!

    Awesome giveaway. Thank you!

  23. Renee K from MA. We love to walk the beach!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Justine H. from MA- my husband, son and I love anything to do with the beach and ocean. During the summer, we spend as much time as possible on the Cape or Martha’s Vineyard.

  25. Anonymous says:

    I love love love to canoe and camp!
    Kim L. from Indiana

  26. Anonymous says:

    Estera N- WA

    Our family loves camping outdoors.

  27. Depends on the season: ski, hike, swim

    Amy H

  28. I’m Megan G from SC, and I like to go on long walks through my neighborhood!

  29. Cheryl E in PA. i love to hike (or even just walk)…haven’t been able to in a very long term but hoping to be more mobile soon!

  30. Hi,

    I loved to do anything my kids want outdoors. It’s all about keeping them moving and enjoying the great outdoors.

    Marla S.

  31. We love biking. Jessie C., MN

    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  32. Anonymous says:

    My family loves hiking whether it is the New Hampshire White Mountains, at Blue Hills or right in our town’s state forest.

    This great weather has begun our hiking season early this year and we are enjoying every step!

    Amy V., MA

  33. Tammy T., Kentucky, I love to go hiking outside, also love to hang out at the lake.

  34. Heather R says:

    Heather R, NV

    Camping and hiking!

  35. Anonymous says:

    I love to tent camp with my husband and 2 boys! It is always a great time when we go, although there is a small time in Spring and Fall when it’s not too cold or too hot to go. Thanks for the opportunity to get some fun new gear!
    Kathy C., Tennessee

  36. Anonymous says:

    Lee Ann D. PA

    I like to swim, golf and work with my flowers and a few fruits I have planted.

  37. Ann M. from KY,
    I love to do “active” activities with my kids… play on a playground, kick a soccer ball, gardening… it’s endless when it’s outside!

  38. Elizabeth H. MT
    We love hiking and camping in Big Sky country!

  39. Anonymous says:

    Maureen L.

    From Massachusetts. We love to walk, and swim.

  40. Oh goodness! Thanks for the chance! I love gardening, hiking, biking, and camping. My hubby would add golf. The kids would add swinging and flying kites.

  41. Walking, hiking, bike riding and gardening. Just wish I had more time to do them more often! That work stuff gets in the way.

    Cheryl L., IL

  42. Anonymous says:

    Darrylin S. Florida

    Golf, walking, biking and gardening.
    I have had an LL Bean canvas tote for over 40 years.

  43. Paula Myers says:

    Paula M. from Arkansas
    I love to go fishing and camping!

  44. Rachael Oliveira says:

    Rachael O. / MA
    I love to go kayaking and camping. πŸ™‚

  45. Heather T , NC

    I love to go fishing.

  46. Your buddy Angela from MA. We love to go hiking and biking, and love LL Bean!

  47. Joanne B says:

    Joanne B from Maine
    I enjoying walking on the beach!! I would love an LL Bean shopping spree!!

  48. Tracy D. says:

    Tracy D., UT
    Taking walks with my daughter.

  49. Kellie R says:

    Kellie R., PA

    I love going on walks in the woods with my kids and our dog.

  50. Anonymous says:

    Michele S – CO
    Being so close to the foothills, we love to hike! I am missing it so much right now because I am a little too pregnant. πŸ™‚

  51. Yonnetta F. LA – Track and Field. Our family loves the throwing events.

  52. Kerri G from NH says:

    Kerri G from NH

    Walks with my daughter every night!!

  53. Ranger S., From Florida.

    Summer, winter, spring, fall all provide seasons with outdoor opportunities, here in the southeast.

    But, as our cat is an indoor creature, we bow to her sensibilities and wave through the windows while she basks in the A/C.

    She loves it when the humidity drops. So do we . . .

  54. Sarah D Ri
    We are big on the beach and playgrounds.

  55. Heather S. NY
    We love to go for walks, especially on the beach and @ the state parks. Bbq’s/ picnics, swimming, and riding our bikes πŸ™‚

  56. Anonymous says:

    Cindy B. from Ca. We like to take walks on the trail by our house. benz1171(at)hotmail.(dot)com

  57. Anonymous says:

    Kim B. Ohio…I like to take walks at a nearby park and then have the kids play on the playground there.

  58. Michelle D. Ga
    I love to go out to the State park and take pictures if the animals

  59. Kym OD from PA, we love to go hiking with the kids. We live next to a state park and our favorite family activity is to pack a picnic lunch and go hiking through the park for the afternoon. In fact, that’s where we’ll be on Easter day!

  60. Sabrena C. From GA
    I love rafting and biking in the great outdoors.

  61. Anonymous says:

    Laurie W.–MA
    When you’re at the Cape, you go to the beach!

  62. Cindy S., PA. I love to go camping with my family.

  63. Barbara R. from CA

    I am not so much a camper. I just love sitting out by the pool enjoying the warm sunshine with the kids. Maybe the occasional margarita too!

  64. Ashley D. Ohio. I love to go hiking and camping.

  65. Jessica M. from PA
    I’m originally from Maine and love LL Bean! I really love to go on hikes in the woods with my family.

  66. Deb, MA

    I’m a walker and huge LL Bean fan!

  67. Anonymous says:

    Mel J. from Pa.

    I love to garden and swim.

  68. Anonymous says:

    Jackie F, NY – love to walk on the beach and fly a kite with the kids during Summer months.
    AGAJ15 at hotmail dot com

  69. Tiffany S. says:

    Hiking, skiing, mountain biking, and boating!


  70. Anonymous says:

    Wendi S. from CT – I love to camp with my family and takes walks together.

  71. I live in a lake community so in the summer, a lot of time is spent on the water.

    Lana P

  72. JIM H.

    I live in PA, and at least one weekend a month for about nine months, we go camping. Getting back to the outdoors is great and my family loves it. Even though my wife wishes we were more like her parents (who do it about twice a month) and do it in a camper, not a tent.

  73. Anonymous says:

    Deb G., Rhode Island

    We love to camp and hike!!

  74. Randi D., NH
    Every season in NE has fabulous opportunities to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness! I love the outdoors!

  75. We love to hike and go sight-seeing. Used to do a lot of camping, but am getting too old for that. Time to try something new and a $100 gift card could help us to decide what that could be.
    Patricia N. Mass.

  76. Rachel A. from NH

    We love to go camping!

  77. Claire B says:

    Claire B, MA. I love to run and hike.

  78. Jen T from NH

    We love camping and kayaking. There’s nothing better than a quiet day paddling on the river, often interrupted by your 3 year old pointing out very tree, bird, fish, nd rock he sees :). Not always relaxing, but always fun!

  79. Angie S from Missouri
    We love BBQ and Bonfires that’s what makes memories in the summer months in our home – : )

  80. Anonymous says:

    LeAnn S. Wisconsin
    I have a 12 year old granddaughter and we spend every minute we can riding our horses together. Life is good.

  81. Anonymous says:

    Kathy B.

    Melanie I love to walk in the woods behind our home, it doesn’t belong to us, but we have great neighbors. Sometimes I have to wear high waders to get through the water areas, but it’s worth the effort. Some areas have the most beautiful trees. I have even found porcupines way up in the trees by their droppings under them. Walking in the woods restores my soul, I am so thankful to be able to do this…in the great state of New Hampshire.

  82. Lisa N. Virginia
    Backpacking. I love the way the pack feels on my back. Somehow it creates this weight that sort of centers and relaxes my body.

  83. Julie B
    South Carolina

    I love to hike and I love anything that happens at the lake. Can’t wait for a great spring/summer!

  84. Lori McK says:

    Lori M – MT

    We live in Big Sky country and have not had a chance to take our kids camping yet. Son is almost 5 and daughter just turned 2. Would love to get some quality camping gear and go on a trip this summer.

  85. Jennifer M.

    My little family likes to go camping and playing at the park.

  86. Seana M.-Upstate NY
    Love the winter and my LL Bean boots!

  87. Maureen G

    We love to go to the forest preserves and walk and then we also just love to go to the beach and or the park and have a picnic.

  88. I love hiking trails and riding bikes…and LLBean!
    -Pam L/Indiana

  89. I LOVE the outdoors – hiking, fishing, gardening, swimming, snoozing in the hammock. How I love spring! πŸ™‚

    Lynne W.

  90. We like walking on the beach and want to get back into camping! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

    Dawn T


  91. Mallory says:

    Mallory S, Ohio

    I just love to take long walks or hikes – especially when we can bring the dog.

  92. Martha K from Virgnia…

    I love, love, love LLBean. We have boat totes, back packs and lots of clothes.

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!!

  93. Elizabeth J. from Tennessee. I love hiking, camping, and horseback riding in the Great Smoky Mountains!!

  94. Tamra B. from Colorado.
    I like to ride on the bike trails all around Denver.

  95. sara l from MA. Our whole family loves to hike!

  96. Elizabeth T, MI

    I love to do anything active in the great outdoors

  97. Karen B. says:

    Karen B. from Texas… We love to hike. If there are some big boulders to climb, the kids love it even more (but me, not so much!)

  98. MaryAnn K, MA
    Hiking, biking & camping!

  99. Tina H, WA we love to camp!

  100. Kathy in Cali says:

    Kathy P. in California

    My husband and I love to camp — in a tent, with no real “comforts of home,” except for a deck of cards, of course! No campfire night is complete without a good game of cards!

  101. Ashley C from FL and I love to go to the beach πŸ™‚


  102. I love to run! As a matter of fact, I’ll be in Boston to run the marathon on Monday, April 16th. See you then!

  103. Jessica T. says:

    I love to take walks in the great outdoors.
    Jessica T. – VA

  104. I am not capable of enjoying the great outdoors much at the moment. However, sitting in my swing after working in the yard and watching my three hens is as close as I get to the great outdoors.

    Linda D. Alabama

  105. Amber B. Michigan. Boating on lake Erie!

  106. Anonymous says:

    Jan J. , from California
    I like being near the ocean and taking walks along the beach.

  107. Anonymous says:

    Cindy B. from Colorado

    I take my beagle for walks in the park.

  108. Sara L – DE

    I love to garden outdoors – love choosing what new things to plant each year.

  109. Aubrey F from Oklahoma.
    I love to take long walks πŸ™‚
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  110. Elizabeth P from VA
    Ride my horse or walk my dogs!

  111. Anonymous says:

    Margaret P. from NC

    I enjoy hiking, but haven’t in a long time. But we spend a lot of time outside with our 5 month old son playing on his Grandfather’s tractor…right now he is tractor obsessed. We even have to go say good night to it πŸ™‚

  112. My family and I love hiking out at Red Rock Canyon and Lee Canyon. Its a great time to show are kids to work and communicate together.

    Michelle R.
    Las Vegas, NV

  113. Kim T. from Mass!

    Does sit inside and look at the outside count? Just kidding. πŸ™‚ We love to take our little wanderer out to explore the outdoors on the weekends.

  114. I love to go hiking as well as kayaking! πŸ™‚
    -Melissa H, NC

  115. Sheri L. says:

    Sheri L., CA

    I love to go camping with friends!! During the days, we either hike or go swimming at the lake πŸ™‚

  116. Go outdoors? Garden, go to yard sales, sit outside and read a book. Diane – North California

  117. Maria from MA
    Love LLBean and love long walks with my dog. He’s the best company.

  118. Maria K. says:

    Maria K. Maryland
    I love to garden and mostly watch my kids enjoy the good old fashioned outdoors!

  119. Anonymous says:

    Ohh, what a great giveaway!

    We love to go camping and hiking in the spring and fall here in CT!

    Jessica D, CT

  120. Anonymous says:

    Love the outdoors! Camping, biking, hiking, swimming…it’s all good!

    Amanda S. from MA

  121. I started kayaking two years ago and LOVE it. I’d love to get my own kayak.

    Laura R.

  122. We like to take walks throughout our neighborhood. Or go play with the kids at the playground!

    Karen H.

  123. Diana L from NH

    We love all products from LLBean. Last year we purchased an LLbean tandem kayak. What a fun way to exercise. The gift card would be a wonderful way to add to our new family sport.

  124. Anonymous says:

    Heidi H, OR, I live in a beautiful state. My favorite thing to do outdoors is fishing with my little girl and husband.We pack a picnic and have a blast, most of the time we dont even catch anything,but it is adorable to see my daughter with her barbie pole fish with her daddy.

  125. Anonymous says:

    Tara D. from Orlando, Fl We love to go camping and we are getting ready to go to Alaska next month! Would love to use it there!!

  126. Nicole G. from Massachusetts

    I love canoeing and camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota.

  127. Karen A from OH says:

    I love to go hiking in the great outdoors, thanks!

  128. Anonymous says:

    Heid S in MD

    I love to spendy weekends out in the country horse back ridimg amd spending time withy barn family πŸ™‚

  129. Anonymous says:

    Sorry that should have been ‘spend’ not spendy. My fingers are too big for the iphone lol
    Heidi S

  130. Anonymous says:

    Sherry L. CA
    We love to go camping and hiking.

  131. Susie H Minnesota We love to sit around the campfire!

  132. Andi T in PA

    We love to go geo-caching with the family. It’s a fun way to get in some exercise and find something at the same time!

  133. Angela N
    From CT
    I love gardening! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  134. Anonymous says:

    Jen T. – Maine

    I love to kayak! Lots of lakes in our area so we don’t have to go far!

  135. Anonymous says:

    What a great give away Melanie! Thank you helping us all anticipate the spring and summer with our families. Just starting to bloom up here in NH.

  136. Susan F

    I love to take the kids hiking in the fall and beach combing for shells etc in the summer. Really it’s more like what DON’T we like to do! πŸ™‚

  137. Anonymous says:

    Cheryl P. – California

    We love to ride our bikes outside!

  138. Anonymous says:

    Meghan C., Illinois

    I love being outside with my family (when my allergies will allow it). We garden, play and work on our 35 acres around our house. My husband LOVEs to take the kids mushroom hunting, and I go when I can.

  139. Anonymous says:

    Pattie Q NJ..

    I love playing in the sand with my 3 year old at the beach.

  140. Cynthia R from Ohio. I love camping! We make campfire pizza and S’mores. We do it with a camper, but we still cook outside on the fire and it is so relaxing.

  141. Anonymous says:

    Sophie M, WI

    Love to hike with the family!

  142. Susan S.
    walking on the beach

  143. Merly P.
    South Carolina

    Our family vacations in National Parks out west every summer (except this one since we’re expecting a little one just before summer starts). We enjoy hiking, gardening, and just ‘being’ in nature.

  144. Anonymous says:

    Julie H. from IL
    I love camping and going on float trips!

  145. Deb C. Maine
    Hiking and kayaking

  146. Anonymous says:

    Debbie b, nh
    Love the sun, flowers, lake, beach and chirping birds!!

  147. Anonymous says:

    Jennifer D., MN

    I love watching the kids play outside and take in the sun!

  148. Anonymous says:

    Marisa D
    Bike and camp

  149. I like walking on the beach at sunset. Or just being outside with my two grandsons.

    Marcia M, from OH

  150. I like swimming, kayaking, and hiking. Just about anything outside I love.

    Kari G from NJ

  151. Valerie S says:

    I just like to walk and take photos.
    Val S

  152. Mackenzie, G. from Maryland.
    I love to go for walks at the park!

  153. Lauren K from Beverly, MA. We love to go hiking with our 3 young kids.

  154. Anonymous says:

    Beth B Florida – being outside recharges my battery. Makes me forget any little problems of the day.

  155. Anonymous says:

    Bev m IN mn

  156. Kathy Edwards says:

    Kathy E., Enfield, CT
    I Love to walk and hike and there are a lot of areas in Enfield & nearby that I’d like to explore with my husband of 1yr!!!
    Proper hiking shoes from LL Bean would be a great help if I’m lucky! Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter! And Thanks too for all the fantastic picts….really makes you want to get up & go!!!! You are Awesome! πŸ™‚

  157. Anonymous says:

    I love to take hikes alone for some peace and quiet! hehe
    I would love to use this towards some nice hiking shoes
    Angela D from Upper Peninsula of Michigan

  158. Amy S from NC. My favorite thing to do outdoors is swim.

  159. Janet B.
    North Carolina

    Biking and kayaking are at the TOP of my list. LLBean has the best flip-flops! πŸ™‚

  160. Lea B.
    I LOVE to go fishing πŸ™‚

    What an awesome giveaway–thanks to LL Bean and you!

  161. jean r from nj

    I love to fish. I’m not thrilled about taking the fish off the hook, but fishing is more about relaxing then actually catching anything.

  162. Jess P. from MO
    I like to take my two little boys out and let them run wild and explore the woods

  163. Katherine M. from NC

    I love to kayak. Before children, my husband and I used to float and fish a lot. After children…not so much. They are just about old enough, though, that I think we might be able to all go on a float trip again soon.

  164. Dee G.
    From NJ

    I love hiking and playing soccer! πŸ™‚ So glad it’s spring so I can head out. Thanks for the chance!

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

  165. Dee G.
    from NJ

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

    I love hiking and playing softball/soccer. Running as well! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the chance!

  166. Anonymous says:

    Meg R from MA

    Camping! Hiking! Eating S’mores!!

  167. Cheryl R. from Texas

    I love camping but don’t get to go very often because it is just too hot here!

  168. Jaime P. says:

    Jaime P. from Pennsylvania

    I love camping on our annual family camping trip to upstate NY!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  169. Anonymous says:

    I love to walk in the woods and enjoy nature.

    Sherri K.

  170. Brianna P
    I love fishing with my son and brother πŸ™‚

  171. Lee R.
    My husband and I love to put on our snowshoes and go off into the fields and woods near our home.
    Thank you!

  172. Anonymous says:

    MAry Cervantes from Levittown New York
    My family love to go boating in the Long Island Sound, watching the sun down, and go fishing in the Mill Pond and watch those beautiful ducks and swans, and walk the trail with beautiful view!!!!

  173. Julie L
    love to ride bikes walks

  174. Anonymous says:

    Andrea A in Oklahoma

    I love to lay out in a hammock & read.

  175. Mary G – WI. Bike trails all thru our city are a great way to spend time, get exercise and see the sights!

  176. Emily B KY……we love to hike on the beautiful park that overlooks our city and also love packing up the cars with our friends, food,dogs and of course lots of wine (duh) and head to Red River Gorge for many weekends throughout the year.

  177. Ashley B. Ohio
    Love to play with my kids outside πŸ™‚

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