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Win a week long vacation + $10k spending cash!

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Parents teamed up with Embassy Suites to find out how you vacation. According to our survey, more than one half of families, consider themselves “vacation dabblers,” who sporadically take days off throughout the year for shorter, one- to two-night trips. This is a surprisingly high percentage, considering people need at least three days to benefit from time off. On the other end of the spectrum, only a mere 13% are considered “vacation maximizers,” who patiently save up vacation days for one long trip.

So what does this mean? Those two-day mini vacations gaining popularity may seem great in theory, but commonly aren’t rejuvenating enough. To help families “moremize” their vacations, Embassy Suites has started a Facebook contest to give away week-long vacations. All you have to do is go to the page and post a picture of your family’s best “vacation face.” Don’t forget to include a caption to explain how your family plans on getting the most out of your summer vacation before, during, and after.

When the contest ends on July 20th, five lucky winners will receive seven nights at any Embassy Suits Hotel, roundtrip airfare for four, and $10,000 spending cash—the ultimate vacation!

Whether or not your family wins the contest, here are some helpful vacation tips from health and happiness expert, Dr. Susan Biali, to keep in mind the next time you’re contemplating how to spend your days off.

* Looking forward to a vacation actually improves your attitude at work and makes you more productive. This is what Dr. Biali refers to as “vacation anticipation.”

* “Vacation dabblers” should make sure they spend their couple of days off relaxing—not doing errands and running around. Those aren’t real days off and defeat the purpose!

* Post-vacation memories can help to rejuvenate you when you’re stressed. Display vacation photos and keepsakes where you can see them often to serve as pleasant reminders of fun family times.

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Win Your Bucket List

Friday, July 13th, 2012

What ever happened to the wish list you had as a child—the one where you planned to ride an elephant in Africa, touch the Eiffel tower in Paris, and play in the oceans of Hawaii? If you’re like most adults, your list of whimsical dreams was replaced with paying bills, saving for your kid’s college, and planning for retirement. But what if you had the chance to make your number one childhood wish come true?

Hilton Garden Inn wants to make that happen with their second annual Life’s Ultimate To-Do List contest. Like your very own fairy godmother, Hilton Garden Inn will help 10 people cross off the top goal from their bucket lists—and give them $2,000 and airfare to make it happen. All you have to do is tell Hilton your ultimate wish by August 5th and why you deserve the prize. It’s that simple! (And way easier than planning your next vacation.) Check out Hilton Garden Inn’s facebook to see the rules, recent entries, and to submit your own.

Who said only kids get to have all the fun?

 

Image: Man parasailing over the ocean via Shutterstock

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Win $1,500 in Free Groceries!

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Girl eating fruitIt’s officially summer! School is out and the kids are home and, chances are, they’re eating you out of house and home. But we don’t want the high price of groceries keeping you and your family from having fun with food this summer. It’s the perfect time of year to go on a picnic or throw a backyard BBQ party.

Parents and Keebler want to help you with that high food bill and give you $1,500 to spend on groceries! To enter, simply submit an entry at this link.

The contest entry period is open until 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 7/31/12. Goody luck!

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Read the official rules here.
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Are You Raising the Next Coppertone Girl?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Little Miss Coppertone ContestDoes your daughter beg to play outside from sunrise to sunset? Then she just might be the next Coppertone girl.

Coppertone is looking for a real girl to personify the spirit of their iconic cartoon girl. According to Coppertone: “Our little girl symbolizes summer. She is outgoing, energetic, wholesome, charming, and full of optimism.”

If this sounds like your daughter, submit a photo of her enjoying the sun on Coppertone’s Facebook page by June 22. One lucky girl will win a spot in a future Coppertone print advertisement and a dream family vacation!

Click here for more information and the official contest rules.

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Win Mom Essentials!

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

2012 Products of the Year

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re giving you a chance to take home all of the “2012 Product of the Year” winners. Each year, a panel of more than 50,000 real-life consumers votes on products with great new innovations. Check out the list of the products that made the cut below, which include everything from laundry detergent (sorry, Mom!) to Snickers. They may not be exactly what Mom asked for Mother’s Day, but they’ll make her day-to-day easier. To enter to win, post a comment below by 9 a.m. E.T. on May 20. Read the full contest rules by clicking here. Happy Mother’s Day! And Goody luck!

2012 Product of the Year winners:

•       LaundryWisk Deep Clean
•       Pet Treats
– Milk-Bone Mini’s Dog Treats
•       Pet Health – Better Than Bones Plus Dental
•       Personal Hygiene – Softsoap brand Coconut Scrub Bar Soap
•       Oral Care – Listerine Total Care Zero
•       Professional Oral Care – Philips Zoom NiteWhite & DayWhite
•       Whitening – Colgate Optic White
•       Baby Care – Huggies Little Movers Slip-on Diapers 
•       Beverage
– Sierra Mist Natural
•       Candy – Snickers Peanut Butter Squared
•       Snacks – Orville Redenbacher’s Pop Up Bowl
•       Frozen Food – Healthy Choice Top Chef inspired Café Steamers
•       Specialty Foods – New York Brand Garlic Knots
•       Air Care – Air Wick Flip & Fresh
•       Toddler Mealtime – mOmma by Lansinoh Straw Cup with Dual Handles
•       Toddler Oral Care – Aquafresh Training Toothpaste
•       Paint – Valspar Spray Paint
•       Household Cleaning – Zero Odor
•       Insect Repellent
– OFF! Deep Woods Dry Insect Repellent
•       Skin Treatment – RetinoSyn-45
•       Creamer – Coffee-mate Natural Bliss S

•       Beauty Care – Clairol Nice ‘n Easy Color Blend Foam

 

UPDATE: This contest is now closed.

 

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Your Chance to Win the Ultimate Baby Shower!

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Enter our Ultimate Baby Shower Sweepstakes for a chance to win over $1,000 in prizes. Goodies include everything you need to throw a fantastic baby shower for yourself or the special mom-to-be in your life. Babies will love playing with toys like the plush Jungle Safari Stack-Up, a Stow & Go Activity Cart and Rattle Around Monkey. Parents can use the three $200 gift cards to stock up on flowers courtesy of FTD, custom-made invitations from Tiny Prints, and gourmet food and wine from Dean & Deluca. Increase your chances by entering every day between now and May 19. Goody luck!

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Image: Stow & Go Activity Cart via manhattantoy.com 

 

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So Good, So Sweet: Vote for Your Favorite Moment

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

KFC ContestRaising children brings with it a lot of memorable moments: first steps, first words, and countless other events that are video camera-worthy.

But what about the moments that don’t fit in the memory book? KFC has asked mom bloggers to share their most inspiring and unexpected parenting moments. From fishing in the driveway to petting a horse, these bloggers have written stories about memories that might have otherwise been forgotten.

We want to know which “So Good, So Sweet” moment is your favorite. Cast your vote for your top choice and you’ll be entered for a chance to win 1 of 5 great prizes: chef services, personal organizer, house cleaning, American Express Gift Card and Flip Video UltraHD Camera.

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2012 CLIF Kid Backyard Game of the Year Contest

Friday, April 13th, 2012

It’s time to get your kids off the computers, Wiis, and cell phones and outside kicking soccer balls, swinging, and playing tag. Good old-fashioned outside play needs to make a comeback. On average, kids have eight hours less of outdoor playtime than their parents did. The folks behind CLIF Kid recognize the importance of outdoor play and are doing their part to help with their 2012 CLIF Kid Backyard Game of the Year program. “This contest tapped into something that kids need, which is inspiration to get outdoors,” said Jennifer Yun, CLIF Kid brand strategist.

Kids ages 6 to 12 are challenged to create a unique backyard game for the chance to win big. Six finalists will be flown to San Francisco in July 2012 to show off their new games with one being chosen for the grand prize: a $10,000 educational scholarship, Marin Bike’s kid’s bike, and a Bell kid’s bike helmet. The other five finalists will each receive a $1,000 educational scholarship along with the bike and helmet.

Here are the ground rules and instructions for entering: Each game must be able to be played outside with two or more players. Bonus points for game creators who use equipment such as balls, hula-hoops, and chairs. Some past game innovations include Hoop Ball, a rolling-target game; and Eagle’s Nest, a strategic tag game. “The contest focuses on not just getting the kids outdoors, but the positive benefits of nature long after,” said Richard Louv, best-selling author and Chief Outdoor Officer for the CLIF Kid Backyard Game of the Year. Sign-ups end on June, 17, 2012, so be sure to tell your kiddos about the contest and fill out the application here.

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