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Healthy Fathers = Happy Fathers

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Father’s Day falls on June 15 this year. You’re probably thinking, “I just bought him socks for Christmas!” which is probably right. You’re going to need to think up a new gift, but should also know that on the day before the holiday, Sam’s Club nationwide is offering free health screenings for men. Members and non-members alike are encouraged to visit their nearest Sam’s Club to receive an in-club health screening between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.. Not only is it an early Father’s Day gift, but since June is also Men’s Health Month, it’s a smart choice.

A lot of men may look and feel healthy on a daily basis, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease, stroke, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease are among the top health risks for adult males in the United States today. A convenient health screening, like this one, will not only educate the men in your life, but it may also lead them to a healthier lifestyle.

Tests that will take place include:

  • PSA (prostate-specific antigen) which test men 40 years and older. This test is used to screen men for prostate cancer by checking his blood level of PSA; a protein produced by the prostate gland.
  • Blood pressure
  • Body Fate Percentage
  • Total cholesterol
  • Glucose
  • HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Risk Ratio
  • Vision Screening/Testing

These tests are typically valued at $150, but the father in your life will receive a priceless opportunity.

Making the choice to become, and stay, healthy is a big step. Dieting and exercising is always the first to pop in our head when it comes to choosing a healthy routine, but simple tests, like those mentioned above, is sometimes all it takes.

Think the kids are up for making a bird feeder for Dad to hang outside? Check out this craft.

How to Make a Bird-Feeder Craft
How to Make a Bird-Feeder Craft
How to Make a Bird-Feeder Craft

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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 www.goodyblog.com. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Meredith Corporation.

UPDATE: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

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Faves of 2012: Win an Esio!

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Meet Esio! This countertop drink system serves hot and cold drinks with the push of a button. Its innovative E-Paks hold up to 14 servings of your favorite drink, from Maxwell House coffee to cool Crystal Light, in a tiny pack that’s easy to store. And now you can win it! To kick off the holiday season, we’re giving away one Esio and a bundle of E-Paks to a lucky reader. Enter now by leaving 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 November 16, 2012. Ends: 9:00 a.m. E.T. on November 26, 2012. Subject to Official Rules at www.goodyblog.com. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Meredith Corporation.

 

UPDATE: The contest is now closed.

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Win Toys for the Holidays!

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

It’s that time of year again! You know, when Halloween hasn’t happened yet, but you’re already spotting Christmas stuff in stores. To help swing you into the holiday spirit a few months early, we’re giving away a plaything a day from our Best Toys of 2012 guide all month long! That’s right! You’ve got a chance to win a great gift every day to put under your tree! Click here to enter the sweepstakes and see what you can score today, tomorrow, or even next week. Goody luck!

 

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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

Spork

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 www.goodyblog.com. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: Meredith Corporation. For full rules, click here.

 

 UPDATE: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

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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!

Read more about saving money on Parents.com:

Read the official rules here.
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Win a Trip to New Orleans!

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Looking for an awesome surprise for your valentine? We can help! Just in time for Valentine’s Day (and Mardi Gras!), we’re teaming up with Zatarain’s to send one reader and his or her sweetheart on a romantic trip for two to New Orleans. One lucky winner and guest will score a two-night stay in the French Quarter at Omni Royal New Orleans, $1,000 coach airfare vouchers, a $250 gift card to one of Chef John Besh’s exclusive restaurants for a VIP dining experience in the Big Easy, and a Zatarain’s prize pack! To enter to win, post a comment below in the comments section from now until 11:59 EST on February 6. For full contest rules, click here. Make sure to visit Zatarain’s Facebook page or Twitter feed @MyZatarains. And Goody Luck!

 

UPDATE: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED!

 

 

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Enter Parents’ Family Vacation Photo Contest!

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Dust off your memory card… It’s time to enter the third annual Parents’ Family Vacation Photo Contest!

No matter if you snapped an amazing photo of your little one dipping her toes in the ocean, playing at the park, or exploring the top of a mountain – we want to see your best shots from your last family trip!

To enter, go to parents.com/vacation-photos to upload up to 6 photos now through October 15th. One grand prize winner will score an amazing trip for a family of four to Jamaica, provided by Jamaica Tourist Board and Delta Vacations, worth nearly $5,000!!!

The prize includes round-trip airfare and ground transportation in Jamaica, 7-days and 6-nights hotel accommodations of your choice, plus your pick of not one, but two exciting family tours (choose from fun options like river tours, tubing, horseback riding, and dune buggies).

Wait, there’s more! We’re giving away a $250 cash prize every week for 11 weeks to the reader whose photo gets the most reader votes in Parents’ Photo Faves gallery. After you enter, you’ll receive a URL that you can forward to family and friends via email and post on Facebook and Twitter to encourage people to vote for your kid’s pic!

To learn more about traveling to Jamaica, go to VisitJamaica.com and visit DeltaVacations.com to learn more about their travel packages.

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