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Faves of 2012: Win a Movie Gift Basket!

Friday, December 7th, 2012

It’s around this time of year that families like to cuddle up and watch a good movie, and what could be better on a cold night than a little Disney magic? To help kick the holidays into high gear, we’re giving away a basket full of hit Disney flicks to one lucky reader! The prize pack includes Cinderella, Finding Nemo, Brave, The Secret of the Wings, and Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups. Enter to win by posting a comment below. We’ll pick a winner in a random drawing. For the full rules, click here. Goody luck!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 21 years and older. Begins: 9:00 a.m. E.T. on December 7, 2012. Ends: 9:00 a.m. E.T. on December 14, 2012. Subject to Official Rules at Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Meredith Corporation.


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Enter the American Baby Cover Contest!

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Think your little one is model material?

American Baby is partnering with NUK this year for its annual cover contest! Capture your baby (newborn to 12 months) in a happy moment with a bright, healthy smile and you could be one of five finalists to win $1,000, a NUK gift basket, and an all-expenses paid trip to New York City for an exclusive photo shoot.

The Grand Prize winner will appear on the cover of the April 2013 issue. Check out the cutie who won last year’s contest, to the right.

Don’t miss the chance for your baby to be seen by moms across the country: enter the contest via Facebook today!

The contest entry period ends at 11:59 PM C.T. on November 10, 2012.

Read the official contest rules here.

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Win Back-To-School Supplies!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

It’s that time of the year again, and the only thing harder than getting your kid up in the mornings is trying to get him to go to the store for some back-to-school shopping. But we can help! We’ve rounded up four awesome backpacks that are stuffed with cool supplies. And the best part? You can take them home for free. For a chance to win one, post a comment in the comments’ section below, noting which “Prize Pack” you want to score (Prize Pack 1, Prize Pack 2, Prize Pack 3, or Prize Pack 4). We’ll pick one winner for each of the four goodies. The prizes are:

Prize Pack 1:

Madpax Halfpack

Kids Desk Organizer

Rocket Pen

AutoDrive Flash Drive

Rubik’s Pencil Holder

Aladdin Expandable Container


Prize Pack 2:

Gummy Bear Backpack

Kids Desk Organizer

Fiskars Scissors & Ruler

ORE Originals Lunch Sack

Sushi Stapler

Ugly Doll umbrella

Bic Impressions Mini Pencils 10 Pack


Prize Pack 3:

Color My World Backpack

Popeyed Pencil Pouch (in Staples stores)

Cuddly Wolf Bag

Bic Impressions Mini Pencils 10 Pack

Fossil Erasers

Built NYC Doggie Lunch Bag


Prize Pack 4:

Skip Hop Hippo Backpack

Mead Notebook

Stack-A-Doodle Crayons

Streamline Mini Tape Dispensers

Honest Boy Pencil Sharpener


Aladdin Expandable Container

I Love Tootsie Roll Lunch Box

Popeyed Pencil Pouch (in Staples stores)


Goody luck!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 21 years and older. Begins: 9:00 a.m. E.T. on August 1, 2012. Ends: 9:00 a.m. E.T. on September 10, 2012. Subject to Official Rules at Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Meredith Corporation. For full rules, click here.



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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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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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Win Up to $500 in the Elmer’s Teacher Tool Kit Grant Program

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The Kids In Need Foundation, a non-profit with the mission to provide free school supplies to students in need, has partnered with Elmer’s Products Inc. for its second annual teacher grants program.  The Elmer’s Teacher Tool Kit grant will award 250 grants, ranging from $100-$500, to various K-12 teachers across the nation who conduct classroom projects selected from a catalog of over 500 projects.   Grants will be awarded based on these three criteria:

  • financial need
  • description of how the particular project meets the educational needs of the students and satisfies the state standards or curriculum requirements of the school
  • the number of students who will benefit from the project

Read more details and click on the application at

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Enter the Search for “America’s Most Deserving Dad!”

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Calling all moms and kids with stand-out dads! Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast has just launched their search for “America’s Most Deserving Dad,” with the grand prize winner receiving a 2012 Jeep Wrangler, a one-week stay for six in a luxurious Destin beach house, round-trip airfare, and a $500 shopping spree to the Destin Commons.

To enter, contestants must create a video no longer than 1 minute that explains why their dad or husband is most deserving of this year’s lavish grand prize! Comedic acts, tearjerkers, and knee slappers are encouraged, as creativity and originality are they key from making it past the initial public voting round and into the top 10. Video submissions will be accepted through May 20, and voting begins the next day. For more info, visit the Facebook page for Florida’s Emerald Coast. Goody luck!

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Get a Chance to Win $100,000: Enter the ASAP Innovation Competition

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama is urging you to combat childhood obesity and encourage exercise by entering the nationwide Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP) Innovation Competition. ASAP was launched this past Tuesday by ChildObesity180 (a team of experts dedicated to ending childhood obesity), which also supports the First Lady’s “Let’s Move!” program.   

The competition is divided into two categories: School Programs and Technology Innovation.  Teachers, schools, and school districts can enter School Programs by submitting their school’s unique physical activity programs, which can include curriculums, activities, environmental modifications, events, or any other initiatives that are currently being implemented.  Regional winners will receive $25,000 prizes and national winners will receive $100,000 prizes. 

Technology developers can enter Technology Innovation with ideas of how existing and emerging technology can be used to inspire kids to get active.  Technology can include devices, tracking and measurement systems, software applications, social media, gaming systems, and smartphones.  Winners will receive $50,000 in funding and the chance to present at this year’s Health 2.0 conference

Learn more about the Innovation Competition and read details about how to apply at The competition ends April 2 at 5:00 pm EDT.

Watch a video message from First Lady Michelle Obama about the competition below.


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