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Dora Let’s Play Backpack for iPad Giveaway

It is shocking but even when you have 4 kids you still can get 1 that is left out. At this point the one who can get left out the most is my baby, NerdPud. The older kids will all be in science classes or have homework. Since she is in Kindergarten all of her schooling is one on one and all fun. Which is great but it means I need to find ways to engage her while the older kids are busy! I also need to get this kid to read!!! She has been sort of doing it since she was 4 but she doesn’t have any interest in reading fluently.

Enter in Dora Let’s Play Backpack! It is a great new iPad accessory from Discovery Bay Games. It is in their Duo line of iPad games and accessories. You buy the backpack and then download the free app from iTunes. The backpack itself sits over the iPad and interactively with the app. There are 4 different types of adventures: ‘Let’s Listen,’ ‘Let’s Pack,’ ‘Let’s Match,’ and ‘Say It Two Ways’. Both players have tokens and place them on the spot that corresponds with their answer. The correct answer’s spot will open and the tokens will go into the backpack. The first person out of tokens wins!

I need to declare something up front. My kids are NOT allowed free access to my iPad. But they can earn access or when I am waiting for some kids, I use it as a bonding activity with them. That is where the Dora’s Let’s Play Backpack comes into the picture. Not only is it giving me a way to engage with her and have that valuable bonding time but it also serves as a great reward for reading. She doesn’t even notice that she is actually learning;). She loves it so much that she asks if she can read to me so she can play with Dora’s Backpack;).

The one and only problem I have had (everything can’t be hearts and flowers people) is using it outside. The first time I was using it she and I were outside under shade. We couldn’t get the backpack to interact with the app. But as soon as we went inside it worked perfectly!

You can pick up a Dora Let’s Play Backpack from Amazon for $39.99 or win one here for free!!!! Discovery Bay Games has graciously offered to give 1 away to one of my readers (In the US only, sorry)!

Mandatory Entry:

Leave a comment on this post answering this question from the NerdPud(yes, it really is what she wanted to know;): “How old were you when you learned how to read?”

Extra Entries (leave a comment for each thing you do):

-Subscribe to my rss feed
-Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway!
-Subscribe to my site by email
-Post about this giveaway

This giveaway will close October 1, 2012!

(Disclosure: I was given a Dora Let’s Play Backpack to review by Discovery Bay Games)


Kingston Giveaway

Thank you to Kingston for sponsoring this review. Please click here to learn more about Kingston. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.

I recently received the 8 GB from Kingston with urDrive and eagerly popped it out of its packaging. I am feeling so old!!! These new jump drives are so small!!! They are so cute (I am also fairly girlie;)! We have gotten to the place where the jump drives size will be based on usability rather than storage size, weird.

This Kingston urDrive is more than a just a jump drive. It also comes with preloaded applications! It has great starter applications. Ones that can help you get organized and explore the web. It is preloaded with games and with a music application. But you can also use it as storage;).

So would you like to win a Kingston urDrive 5 pack ? Just leave me a comment telling me 1 thing that you would store or transport on a jump drive!

Extra Entries: This is such an awesome giveaway that I am sure you would like more ways to enter. Make sure you leave an extra comment for each entry.

  • Like my Facebook page and share this post with your friends! Make sure you share the post!!!
  • Subscribe to my RSS feed
  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway! You can tweet once a day!
  • Post about this giveaway and leave the link in your comment!

This giveaway will close on Friday, December 2, 2011! Then the winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize!

Win a Dell Laptop!!!

I think Lady Geek TV is so cute! It is a series over on YouTube sponsored by Kaspersky and always has a great computer safety message. My kids love it too! But what I love more than just the show is that I won a Dell laptop from them last week!

This week’s episode focuses on ridding yourself of icky content and they have another Dell Laptop Giveaway!

So watch the video and enter!!!

Seneca Farms Oatmeal & Fruit Review & Giveaway

Not my breakfast table but isn't it fabulous?

I recently got the opportunity to try Seneca Farms Oatmeal and Fruit. I admit it, I am one of the 58% of American moms who skip breakfast. And lets be honest, I am so busy in the morning that, while my kids never skip breakfast, I wish it was better for them and more filling. So I was very excited to check out this new (at least to me) product.

This was a big hit with my kids! The best way to describe the taste of the apple variety is to take chunky apple sauce and mix it with oatmeal. But is only takes a few seconds to get it ready.  I have a child who doesn’t even like regular oatmeal and yet ate her whole bowl! The kids all liked the fruit and how sweet it was.

So how would you like to win some of this yummy Oatmeal & Fruit? Seneca Farms is going to give one lucky reader a 2 pack of each flavor! Just leave me a comment telling me about your favorite breakfast item?

You can also earn some extra entries (make sure to leave a comment for each thing)

This giveaway will close August 24, 2011.

(I was provided a sample to evaluate and giveaway by Seneca Farms. This opportunity was provided to me by MomSparkMedia.)

Chili’s Triple Dipper and a Giveaway

Triple Dipper Platter with potato skins, chipotle-honey shrimp, and sliders
Triple Dipper Platter with potato skins, chipotle-honey shrimp, and sliders

Chili’s has come up with a new appetizer option! It is the Triple Dipper that you build yourself by choosing from 10 different appetizers! This is the perfect kind of dish because you can choose things that make everyone happy.


I recently got the opportunity to go out with the kids to try this awesome new dish. I chose the potato skins, chipotle-honey shrimp and the sliders!! The sliders were my dinner and then the rest I shared;).

While we were eating we had a conversation about what 3 things that the kids would love to see. Like most kids, they couldn’t just come up with 3. They couldn’t decide between burgers, fries, tortillas chips with guacamole and chocolate ice cream.

You wouldn’t be interested in winning a $20 gift card to Chili’s would you? Well you came to the right place!!! Not only am I giving away a $20 gift card but there are other opportunities to win cards!

Entering is super easy! Just complete the form in order to enter the giveaway (and comment to let me know you did) by June 12th!

You can also earn some extra entries (make sure to leave a comment for each thing)

  • Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway!
  • Subscribe to my RSS feed.
  • Like my Facebook page.
  • Post about this giveaway and leave the link in the comments!
  • ShoutOuttoEatOut.com is giving away a $20 gift card every day! But wait! There is more! I am part of the Chili’s Good Things Come In 3′s Linky Rave Giveaway Event that is over at 2Wired2Tired!

    (I received a giftcard from Chili’s to participate in this campaign!)

    Smart and Final Ambiance Coffee Giveaway!!!!

    Look at all this coffee goodness!

    Over the holidays I received a generous basket of coffee from Smart and Final to celebrate the launch of their new Ambiance coffees!

    With the chaos of the Christmas season is was great to have a treat just for me! I got 6 different types: French Roast, Hazelnut, French Vanilla, Kona Style, Gourmet Supreme, House Blend. My personal favorites were the Hazelnut and the French Vanilla! They were very good and are the perfect base for a coffee treat in the morning.

    I think my favorite was to have the hazelnut coffee was with creamer and a squirt of peppermint whipped cream. It was so warming and delightful! And don’t judge me;). While it is a very fancy drink, it is still better for you than what you get at Starbucks. Plus it is only a fraction of the price!

    While that is all good, how about I get to the giveaway?

    1 winner will win a gorgeous basket that is just like the one I received. But there is something even better….that 1 winner will also win a $150 GIFTCARD TO SMART AND FINAL!!!!!! Yes, I am yelling but this is big news! I can get a lot of food for the NerdFamily with $150! I am sure that you are wondering what you have to do to enter this fantabulous giveaway. Well, it is pretty easy. Just make sure that you enter quickly because the giveaway closes February 8, 2011 at Midnight pst.

    Mandatory Entry: Now you must do this in order to be entered at all! Just tell me about your favorite coffee moment!

    Extra Entries: This is such an awesome giveaway that I am sure you would like more ways to enter. Make sure you leave an extra comment for each entry.

    (I was compensated to run this giveaway but all the opinions are mine!)

    Wii Game Giveaway!!!!

    For those of you who have been living under a rock and without a calendar….. Christmas is coming!!! In the spirit of Christmas I have a Nintendo Wii game to giveaway!

    The Game Factory has published a great family friendly game called Build-A-Bear Workshop: A Friend Fur All Seasons. This is the perfect family game because it is for ages 3+ and can be for anywhere from 1 to 4 players. Build-A-Bear Workshop® entertainment experience allows up to four players to name, groom, feed and dress their bear using the revolutionary Wii™ remote. The game allows players to join their customized bear on adventures to explore islands, meet inhabitants and help furry friends.

    Build-A-Bear Workshop: A Friend Fur All Seasons allows full interaction between the player and her/his furry friend in a variety of 20 fun mini-games, from throwing Frisbees to ice-skating. Four islands season-themed wait to be explored and six treasure spots hold magical chests! Developed for children and families, Build-A-Bear Workshop: A Friend Fur All Seasons packs fun for the whole family and allows players to take full advantage of the unique features of the Nintendo Wii™ game system. It is available at Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart and others.

    Charity and Cool Stuff!

    Build A Bear will be auctioning off celebrity-built Build-A-Bear Workshop bears, along with autographed copies of the Build-A-Bear Wii game. These bears and signed games will be on eBay’s Giving Works to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. These one-of-a-kind bears were built by celebrities like Tori Spelling & Dean McDermott, the Jonas Brothers, James Gandolfini, Melissa Joan Hart, Bonnie Hunt, Mitchel Musso, Meaghan Jette Martin and more.

    Win it!

    How would you like to win a copy of Build A Bear Worshop: A Friend Fur All Seasons for your family? To enter:

    * Stop by the Build A Bear Auction before Dec 3rd and check out the cool bears they have.
    * Then come back and mention in comments which bear is your favorite. That’s it!
    * A random winner will be selected and notified on Dec 7th.
    * The winner will then have 3 days to claim their prize.

    To earn extra entries, you may do one or all of the following. Each one counts as an extra ticket but you must leave a separate comment for each one.

    * Subscribe to my feed.
    * Mention this giveaway on your blog with a link back here and to The Game Factory.

    This giveaway is open to addresses within the US and Canada. Please leave a way to contact you in case you win.

    (This is a FRN post)

    Pampered Chef Giveaway!

    It is time for Bloggy Giveaway’s Carnival again. I am giving away a Pampered Chef Season’s Best, Quikut paring knife and a mini serving spatula. All you have to do to win is leave me a comment with a food question or issue you need help with. That is it! I will answer those questions in the future.

    Make sure that you leave your email in your comment or have it in your profile. I will close comments on Saturday, 11/1, and the winner will have 3 days to contact me. That is it.

    Oh, 1 comment per person.