Saturday, May 31, 2014

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Saturday 5/31 #Giveaway #Contests (Long List!)

Aermate Wine Aerator (@8am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT

The Baby Tree - children's book (@11am CST) - U.S. - 5MinutesForMom.com *GT

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse World - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

Piczzle Personalized Photo Puzzle - U.S. - Dividing by Zero *GT

Mega Bloks Halo Quad Walker Set - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Law of Attraction eMail Coaching Series - The Giveaway Hub *RC

Three Phaidon Press Focus Series Art Books - Worldwide - Museum Chick *RC

Full Scholarship for Level 1 of The Self-Discovery Coach Academy - online course ($848 value) - The Giveaway Hub *RC

Surf Sharks Prize Pack - U.S. - Play 2 Learn With Sarah *RC

Modern Pioneering - book - U.S. - Better on a Budget *RC

StartWrite Software - US/CAN - Penny Minding Mom *GT

An Average Joe's Pursuit for Financial Freedom e-book (2 winners) - Miki's Hope *RC

Coupon for a Free Bottle of Sun laundry soap - U.S. - Across the Avenue *RC

Marukan Gourmet Gift Pack - U.S. - Jenn's Review Blog *RC

Lavishy Reversible Pendant Necklace - US/CAN - Mom Loves Freebies *GT 


Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

PhoneSoap Charger (@8am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT

Clif MOJO Fruit & Nut and MOJO Dark Chocolate (@9am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT

$25 Sears GC - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

ZonePerfect branded portable charger - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey *GT

Bottle of NeriumAD Night Treatment - Simple Side Design *RC

Set of (24) Fergus the Ferry books ($100 value) - Makeovers & Motherhood *RC

Omaha prize pack (Visit Omaha t-shirt and water bottle plus an Omaha Adventure coupon card) - One Winner. Omaha Adventure card (5 winners) - U.S. - Confessions of a Frugal Mind *RC

Set of Four Chalkboard Margarita Glasses - US/CAN - A Little Glitter *RC

SparkPeople Workouts 2-DVD Set - U.S. -The Weight Chronicles *RC

IdealShape Prize Package (valued at $70) (Box of IdealBars (caramel or peanut butter), Tub of IdealShake (vanilla or chocolate), and a BlenderBottle (for IdealShake)) - U.S. - Femme Fitale *GT

Belitae FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum - U.S. - My Opinion and More *RC

Beatrix doll of your choice - U.S. - Jenn's Review Blog *RC

Friday, May 30, 2014

Kandoo Kids Wal-mart Sweepstakes! (And A $.50 Off Coupon!) Ends 6/30/2014


The Kandoo crew is now at Wal-mart! To celebrate they are offering ten $100 Wal-mart gift cards that will be randomly awarded at the end of the sweepstakes. That’s right, $1,000 in gift cards to Ten (10)  lucky winners. Cute video below!




Step #1: Go to a participating Wal-mart location and purchase a Kandoo product. Take a picture of your receipt with your smart phone (make sure we can see the Wal-mart logo and Kandoo products) and follow the other steps below. 

Step #2: LIKE KandooKids on Facebook

Step #3: Fill Out the Form on THIS Page.

Step #4: Click the button on the page linked above, to submit the photo of your receipt. They will select ten winners after the sweepstakes ends on 6/30/14 and the winners will be notified. Thank you and good luck!

Click HERE for a $.50 off coupon to take with you to the store when you purchase your Kandoo product(s)! (This is a BRICKS coupon, if you click the Back button on your browser, it will print out a second coupon!)


Disclosure: I received no compensation for posting about this contest. I am entered into a contest though for bloggers, to receive some Kandoo products. This contest is in no way associated with Airplanes and Dragonflies blog.

Three Printable Coupons!


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Save $.50 off Two rolls of Viva Vantage Paper Towels (click on the pic above)


https://landing.redplum.com/page/hefty-large-black-trash-bags

Save $1.00 off any ONE (1) package of Hefty® Large Black Trash Bags (click on the coupon above)



$1.00 off coupon for Crystal Light Liquid
(Bricks Coupon! Click on the back button on your browser to print two coupons!)

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 5/30

Quirkie Kids shirt of your choice (2 winners) (@12pm CST) - U.S. - 5MinutesForMom.com *GT

Life Kit (with life savers, pc monopoly game, and more) (@11pm CST) - U.S. - Three Different Directions *GT

Mary Kay prize package ($117 value) - U.S. - Jenn's RAQ

MAM Trainer cup and a MAM Anti-Colic baby Bottle - US/CAN - Coupon Crazy Girl

Letter "C" Dinosaur theme - U.S. - Mom-a-Logues *RC

Mint & Molly Jewelry - US/CAN - Fashionable Inspirations *RC

The American Bible Challenge poster and t-shirt - U.S. - Two Savvy Sister *RC

Meals by the Week, 26 week online subscription - U.S. - From ABC's to ACTS *RC

Growing With Jesus - children's book (@5pm CST) - U.S. - Carter Chaos *GT

Snapfish Photo book credit (2 winners) - U.S. - Evolving Motherhood *RC

Aermate Wine Aerator (5/31 @8am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT 


Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Zoo Friends Toddler Gift Baskets - US/CAN - ?

Bright Starts Carry & Teethe Purse - U.S. - Crunchy Cloth *GT

Clothespin Family Plaque - U.S. - Food, Crafts, & Reviews *GT

Healing Tree Bamboo Charcoal Soap - U.S. - Daddy Waddy Weeviews *RC

Moffett Scented Watch Starter Pack - U.S. - Mommy Factor *RC

Moffett Watch Starter Pack and two (2) Mix n Match Packs (winner’s choice) - U.S. - Long Wait For Isabella *RC

BabyWarma Wetsuit - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

Bottle of La Beaute Vitamin C Serum (@6pm CST) - U.S. - Mom's with Extra Cents *GT

KidCuteTure outfit - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Dr. Carey's First Year parenting Guide (@6pm CST) - US/CAN - Rambling Redhead *GT

Four pack of ReSqueeze Reusable Pouches - U.S. - Smith and Blessings *RC

Dog or Cat Collar w/Bow Tie or Flower - U.S. - Mom-a-Logues *RC

One of each flavor of d'Vita VidaBoost and Smoothi Mixers - U.S. - Networking Wtiches *RC

PhoneSoap Charger (5/31 @8am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT

Clif MOJO Fruit & Nut and MOJO Dark Chocolate (5/31 @9am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Swag Code Alert!


Hey everyone -- Swag Code Alert! Here's the new Swag Code available on Swagbucks.com:

Code: Ingenuous (case sensitive)
Amount: 3 SB
Time: Wednesday, May 28th, 9am - 10am Pacific Time (12pm - 1pm Eastern / 5pm - 6pm GMT)
Available in: US, Canada, UK, IE

Make sure to go to Swagbucks.com to get your free Swag Bucks before time runs out! If you don't know about Swagbucks yet, it's the largest rewards website that gives people free gift cards for the things they do online.

In addition to earning Swag Bucks through the Search engine, playing Games, Watching videos, taking Surveys & more, they also like to give out Swag Codes for bonus Swag Bucks. The more Swag Bucks, the more free gifts cards! In fact, Swagbucks.com has helped me pay for all sorts of things. Don't miss out on all the savings and free rewards -- sign up for Swagbucks here.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 5/28

Martial Arts for Kids course (@8pm CST) - Worldwide - Mixed Bag Mama *GT

Victorian Gardens Amusement Park Tickets Family 4 Pack, Wollman/Trump Rink Central Park 2014 (NY) for either 5/31 or 6/1 (2 winners) - Social Eyes NYC *RC

$50 GC to PinkBlush Maternity - U.S. - Morgan Virginia *RC

Cocktail Time Prize Pack (Mrs. Lilien’s Dessert Cocktail Swatchbook, Mrs. Lilien’s Cocktail Swatchbook, Set of four Palm Springs rocks glasses, Set of glass palm tree swizzle sticks, Set of Trina Turk embroidered Palm Springs block cocktail napkins) - U.S. - Palm Spring Style *RC 


Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

If You Were Me and Lived In AUSTRALIA - children's book - U.S. - Royal Legacy *RC

$50 Whole Foods GC - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Coupon for a Free box of Purex Crystals dryer sheets - U.S. - Creative Southern Home *RC

Mama Drinks Coffee So I Can Have A Latte! Color and size of choice, Romper (2 winners) - U.S. - The Mommy Bunch *RC

Baby Bella Maya Toddler Car Seat Cover - U.S. - The NapTime Reviewer *RC

Pair of Nature's Sleep Slippers - U.S. - Try It-Like It *RC

Eco-Friendly Party Favor Herb & Shaped Crayons with Seeded Plantable Paper - U.S. - Itzybellababy *RC

Signed copy of "Just Call Me Ninja" - book - U.S. - Books I Think You Should Read *RC

Exposed Seam Cuffs for Bicyclists (@7pm CST) - U.S. - Cassie's Ramblings *RC

The American Bible Challenge Hat, Shirt, and Poster - US/CAN - Howling Horn *GT

Set of Whale vinyl decals from Bobee Inc, in your choice of color - Worldwide - Howling Horn *GT

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Discount Code, Printable Coupons, and a Contest In My Inbox!



Oliver's Labels
$20 off the CAMP Package (151 Labels!)
Use code CAMP2014 (Exp. 6/10)


LIKE White Cloud on Facebook, then enter your info (you don't have to sign up for their newsletter if you don't want to), then share the offer on Facebook to receive a $2.00 off coupon on their NEW White Cloud Laundry Detergent! (If you don't want to share the offer, then you can print out a $1.00 off coupon instead.)


LIKE Wholly Guacamole on Facebook, and print out a coupon for $1.00 off!
(It's a BRICKS coupon, so after printing it, you should be able to click on the back button on your browser, and print it twice!)


http://see.walmart.com/kraftfoods?cid=eml.633.8039.2290

Click on the pic to go to the website for more information about the contest! Ends 8/31/2014!



At I See Me, save 20% off your order, use code goodnight20 (exp. 6/30/2014).

A Boy Named Charlie Brown Album Review!


I grew up watching Charlie Brown cartoons with my sisters and cousins. I had one cousin, Mike, who was really into music, and he loved the music from the Charlie Brown cartoons. I am almost sure that he owned, and probably still does, a copy of the first ever, released A Boy Named Charlie Brown on vinyl.


Most of us recall A Charlie Brown Christmas — the classic animated special that originally aired on network television during the holiday season of 1965 — as the moment when pianist Vince Guaraldi first breathed life into the entire Peanuts gang with a series of compositions that have since become as iconic as the characters themselves.

But a year earlier, Guaraldi had scored a Peanuts TV special of an entirely different kind. After the success of A Man Named Mays, a documentary of San Francisco Giants center fielder Willie Mays, TV producer/director Lee Mendelson set out to tell the story of another ball player who had soared to similar fame during that same era: the hapless but resilient sandlot underdog, Charlie Brown. The result was A Boy Named Charlie Brown, a 60-minute documentary about Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz.

A limited edition, collectible vinyl reissue of the original 1964 Jazz Impressions of a Boy Named Charlie Brown soundtrack is set for release by Fantasy Records via the Concord Music Group on May 13, 2014. As adoring fans of both Guaraldi’s and Schulz’s work, Concord has proudly put significant effort into faithfully restoring all components of the LP with a special bonus: orange vinyl. The reissue comes complete with Schulz’s classic, quirky design, historic liner notes in a gatefold jacket, and reproductions of 8 x 10 lithographs of Peanuts characters.

A reissue of A Boy Named Charlie Brown will also be made available on CD. Enhanced with 24-bit remastering by engineer Joe Tarantino and brand new liner notes by Peanuts historian Derrick Bang, the release marks the 50th anniversary of the original Fantasy soundtrack to the television documentary with one of the most interesting backstories in entertainment history.

Due to the whims of network programmers at the time, A Boy Named Charlie Brown never aired. Even an alternate version edited down to 30 minutes wouldn’t sell. Nevertheless, Fantasy forged ahead with the 1964 release of the documentary soundtrack — originally titled Jazz Impressions of a Boy Named Charlie Brown, but later shortened in subsequent pressings — without the cross-promotional support of its television counterpart. Regardless of the project’s hamstrung origins, Guaraldi’s compositions, augmented by bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Colin Bailey, paint an evocative backdrop to Schulz’s cast of engaging and enduring characters.

“Consider the historical irony,” says Bang. “This must be one of the few times (the only time?) that a record label has released a soundtrack album for a film never granted public exposure.”

Among the nine tracks from the original Fantasy recording is the now-iconic “Linus and Lucy,” which eventually made its way to prime-time television a year later in the soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas, which aired on the CBS network in December 1965.

 “It just blew me away,” says Mendelson of the first time he heard the song. “It was so right — so perfect — for Charlie Brown and the other characters … I have no idea why, but I knew that song would affect my entire life. There was no doubt in my mind that if we hadn’t had that Guaraldi score, we wouldn’t have had the franchise we later enjoyed.”



But “Linus and Lucy” is just a part of the larger palette that is A Boy Named Charlie Brown. Bang notes that “music historians familiar with early 20th century honky-tonk rags no doubt smiled the first time they heard ‘Oh, Good Grief,’ a familiar melody that had been used in other pop contexts prior to being ‘borrowed’ by Guaraldi …”

Elsewhere, the waltz-time “Baseball Theme” originally served as a backdrop to a sequence in the documentary devoted to Charlie Brown’s ill-fated efforts on the pitcher’s mound. “Jazz fans will appreciate this remastered edition’s special treat: an alternate take of ‘Baseball Theme,’ whose gentler tempo more closely approximates the version heard in the documentary,” says Bang. “Guaraldi’s keyboard chops are prominent in both versions, of course, but note how remastering engineer Joe Tarantino has brought up Budwig’s equally deft bass work.”

Unfortunately, we can only speculate how the album’s remaining tracks were employed in the film’s longer edit, which included numerous celebrity appearances. Bang suggests that “‘Pebble Beach,’ a joyful bossa nova piece with a piano bridge, no doubt augmented golf legend Arnold Palmer’s unused segment. The delightfully bouncy ‘Freda (with the Naturally Curly Hair)’ obviously would have accompanied one of that narcissistic little girl’s animated appearances.”

Is there a point on the creative landscape where disparate art forms like comic strips, animated cartoons and jazz can intersect? Ralph Gleason suggested in his liner notes to the original 1964 recording that Guaraldi had found such a place: “He took his inspiration from the creations of Charles Schulz and made music that reflects that inspiration, is empathetic with the image and is still solidly and unmistakably Vince Guaraldi.”

Gleason added: “Jazz is a music of individualism. As such, it is truly a music of people, not styles. Each person develops his own sound, his own voice, his own musical personality, which in some is expressed only in their own playing. With Vince, the personal sound, the personal voice and the individual musical personality is expressed not only in his playing but in his composing as well.”

“All the characters in Peanuts are artists confronted with the illogical, blind and mechanistic world. It was natural that Vince Guaraldi’s music should fit so well.”

Go Here to Listen or Purchase the "A Boy Named Charlie Brown: CD by Vince Guaraldi.




Tweet this: A Boy Named Charlie Brown is coming soon on ORANGE #VINYL from #Fantasy & @ConcordRecords. Please RT & share. Thank you.

My Little Graduates! (Wordless Wednesday!)


Chloe and her PreK teacher. Chloe graduated from PreK! 


Chloe and her Daddy!



Matthew graduated from Kindergarten! Both children will be attending the same school next year, thank goodness!



Matthew and I!


Matthew, Me, and Chloe! (Hailey was in the stroller.)



Chloe and Hailey at a Mother's Day thing at Matthew's school a few weeks ago.

Join Swabucks Today! Earn Points To Buy For All Sorts Of Things!

I've talked about Swagbucks for awhile now, so you may know how great it is to get free gift cards and pay for gifts, big purchases and anything else with them instead of paying out of pocket. Well now I have exciting news and a great opportunity for all of you to earn bonus SB -- enough to get a free $5 gift card



Any of my readers who signs up for Swagbucks.com through my link here between now and June 30th is eligible to get a 500 SB bonus! Think of it as a free gift card just for signing up through me. In order to get the bonus automatically*, you must also earn 1,500 SB by July 14th. Note that since this is an exclusive offer, you must sign up through this link and earn 1,500 SB in order to get your 500 SB bonus. If you sign up elsewhere, or only do one of the two steps, the bonus unfortunately will not be available to you. 

So how do you get that 500 SB bonus? Simple: you can earn SB from any of the earning activities found on the homepage or top bar of Swagbucks.com (Shop, Search, Watch, Play, Answer, Discover, Daily Crave, NOSO & Daily Poll). I'll be posting periodically ways to help you earn more Swag Bucks so you can hit that 1,500 SB mark before July 14th. In the meantime, if you haven't started earning with Swagbucks yet, now is a great time to sign up and check out all the different ways to earn Bucks -- all so you can get a bunch of free gift cards. 

* Please note that it may take up to 14 business days to credit your account once you have earned 1500 SB.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 5/27

The Miracle of Motivation - book (3 winners) OR a $10 Starbucks GC (1 winner) - U.S. - George Shinn

Family 4-pack of tickets to the Georgia Aquarium (including the Dolphin Tales show), a behind-the-scenes tour, and a parking voucher - U.S. - Grasping for objectivity

Milk-Bone Brushing Chews and a $25 GC - U.S. - A Frog in my Soup *RC

$50 GC at Minou Bazaar (Jewelry) Etsy shop - U.S. (Anyone outside U.S. pays shipping costs) - the curated magazine *RC

ICEbox file organization box - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Prenatal & After Baby DVD Sets with Erica Ziel from Knocked-UpFitness.com - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

If You Were Me and Lived in... Australia - children's book - U.S. - Java John Z's *GT 


Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Large Jar of the Yankee Candle MMM, Bacon - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

$5.00 GC - U.S. - Carmen's Coupon Blog *RC

Gotcha Covered - Organic Crib Mattress Protector ($58 value) - U.S. - The NapTime Reviewer *RC

Transformers Energon Volume One DVD (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - A Lucky Ladybug *RC

Blended Tote, Outdoor Kit and Lip Balm, Coffee Beanery sampler, one-pound coffee + Blended branded tumbler mug - U.S. - The Mom Reviews *RC

3-day parking voucher at your choice of Parking Spot location - U.S. - Wander the Map *RC

Monday, May 26, 2014

Costume Super Center Has Costumes For Dress Up, Fall Festivals, Halloween, And More! (Review) #ProductReview

My family and I enjoy attending Renaissance fairs when we get a chance. This year though, we didn't get to go because of sick children, or having other plans this whole month with friends, and of course, Mother's Day! My oldest daughter Chloe is almost five years old! Yes, I know, hard to believe since some of you have watched her grow up since she was a little over a year old when I started my blog. Chloe wanted to wear a princess dress, as she calls it, to the Renaissance Fair. So last month, I went looking for Clothing for a Ren Faire online. We ordered her a Girl's Designer Elegant Lady Costume from http://www.costumesupercenter.com/!


Chloe really loves this dress, and so do we! She didn't look like a little girl so much anymore, as the costume made her look like a little lady. She was also dressed and ready to go to the fair! The costume is well made and easy to get on and off. Check out some photos below of Chloe wearing the Girl's Designer Elegant Lady costume! The costume even came in a reusable garment bag, which we will use to keep the dress in!





Next time you need a dress or costume for a party or for Halloween, check out http://www.costumesupercenter.com/ first! 

Use code X15 to receive 15% off your order of costumes of $20 or more!
Also 50% off ALL Santa Suits, use code SANTA50!



You can also pre-order Frozen Elsa or Anna costumes and accessories! Order now for Halloween and Fall Festivals before they're gone! 


Disclosure: I received one costume from CostumeSuperCenter in exchange for my review post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 5/26

Litter Free Lunch Set (@10pm CST) - U.S. - From Downriver to Downright Country *GT

Two Coupons for Free Pints of Graeter's Ice Cream (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Koupon Karen *GT

Mrs.Patel’s Fenugreek Bars (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - mama pure *RC

Custom Love Coupon Book - US/CAN - Delightful Ideas By lala *RC

Custom Love Coupon Book - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting *RC

Foxbrim Advanced Formula Vitamin C Serum - U.S. - Dividing by Zero *GT

Sky 2 – Detritus Machine ebook - U.S. - Lagniappe *RC

Zippy's Club - children's book - U.S. - I Choose Joy *RC

ECCO Belaga Handbag - U.S. - Mom Generations

Two fat quarter bundles of material with a "Swim Team" Theme (2 winners) - U.S. - Mirdinara

Bridge Unbroken - ebook - US/CAN - Working Mommy *RC

Custom Love Coupon Book - US/CAN - Giveaways 4 Mom *RC

Zippy's Club - children's book about Bullying - U.S. - I Choose Joy *RC


Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Silenced - book (@11pm CST) - U.S. - Heidi Reads *GT

Tub of IdealShake, Box of HungerBlocker Bars and a Shaker Bottle - U.S. - Mommy's Favorite Things *RC

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse World DVD - U.S. - Mommy's Favorite Things *RC

$25 Wal-mart GC - U.S. - clickin moms *RC

$50 Luvly.co GC - US/CAN - Giveaway Marketplace *RC

Tuggo Dog Toy in your choice of color - U.S. - Susie Q-pons *RC

Nursing Tea and Baby Stomach Tea - U.S. - Whimsical Mumblings *RC

Pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins - U.S. - Casual Claire *RC

Sky Blue shelf•life magnetic wall organizer - U.S. - Domestic Sweetheart *RC

Tall Tails Classic Pet Bed - U.S. - Cotton Pickin Cute *GT

Set of Ladybird Coasters from Nixii Art.com - U.S. - deleting the adjectives *RC

Posh Play Safari Collection - Slate Bib - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Baltic Amber Teething Necklace from Zenbaby Mama Etsy shop - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Enter For A Chance To Be In "Star Wars: Episode VII, Force For Change" Contest! Ends 7/16

 
 
In a special video message from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of Star Wars: Force for Changea brand new Star Wars initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. The first Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will raise funds and awareness for the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and its innovative programs that are benefitting the world’s most vulnerable children.
 




Disney has committed US $1 million to support the launch of Star Wars: Force for Change. Fans can now contribute directly at Omaze.com/StarWars for a chance to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII. For each $10 contribution made through the Omaze fundraising platform, eligible participants will be automatically entered for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The campaign runs from 12:01a.m. PST on May 21st until 11:59p.m. PST July 18th.

The Star Wars: Force for Change Grand Prize includes:
  • Airfare and accommodations to London for one winner and a guest
  • Behind-the-scenes access on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII as VIP guests of J.J. Abrams
  • Winner will have the opportunity to meet members of the cast
  • Winner and their guest will then be transformed by makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character and filmed for a scene in Star Wars: Episode VII
 
 "The Star Wars fans are some of the most passionate and committed folks around the globe,” says director J.J. Abrams. “We’re thrilled to offer a chance to come behind the scenes as our VIP guests and be in Star Wars: Episode VII. We’re even more excited that by participating in this campaign, Star Wars fans will be helping children around the world through our collaboration with UNICEF Innovation Labs and projects."
 
Star Wars continues to inspire generations of dreamers and doers to usetheir creativity to accomplish great things. Star Wars and Lucasfilm were built on the belief that in uniting creativity with innovation, you can make the impossible possible.
 
“The Star Wars films were made through George Lucas's adventurous combination of technology and creativity,” says Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “We wanted to honor and carry on that positive spirit as we start production on Episode VII and use Star Wars to make a difference in the world. Star Wars: Force for Change will help us do that, letting us give back to the fans who keep Star Wars alive, and raising much-needed funds for programs like UNICEF's Innovation Labs.”
 
By pledging support for Star Wars: Force for Change, fans are helping UNICEF create a brighter tomorrow for kids and families around the world. Through its global network of Innovation Labs, UNICEF helps create sustainable solutions to major issues facing children in the areas of nutrition, water, health, and education. The Star Wars: Force for Change campaign will help fund innovative, life-changing projects in communities around theglobe.
 
"UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories  to help the world’s most vulnerable children and young people identify solutions and create change,” says Christopher Fabian, UNICEF Senior Advisor on Innovation and co-Lead of the Innovation Unit. “We work together with the greatest technologists and designers of our time to create open-source solutions that help millions of people. The support from Star Wars: Force for Change will help to bind these innovators together on a mission to solve the world’s most pressing problems, and create a better future.”
 
Visit StarWars.com/ForceForChange to learn more about this newcharitable initiative and the work of UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and programs, and be sure to enter through contribution or free entry for your chance to win at Omaze.com/StarWars.
May the Force be with you!


About UNICEF
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.  For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org.  Follow us on Twitter@unicef and Facebook.


Star Wars: Force for Change Program: Restrictions and Limitations
No purchase necessary to enter or win.  Void where prohibited.  Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in your domicile, to enter and a resident of Argentina, Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico,Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA, or the UK, and not a resident of Belgium, Italy, Malta, Singapore, or Thailand.  Residents of Australia, Brazil, China and the Republic of Korea are not prohibited from participating, but local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation.

Rewards are separate from sweepstakes prizes. Rewards are limited in quantity. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. For free entry: (i) send post card to Sponsor at PO Box 3190, 1217 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90408 by applicable mail date; or (ii visit www.Omaze.com/StarWars. Entrants may receive additional entries via Facebook. Maximum number of entries: 10,000 per Entrant. Travel and accommodations are at Sponsor’s discretion and subject to availability and change. Winner and Guest may be required to pass a background screening or security check, to receive the prize and/or reward. Visa conditions may apply. All taxes are Winner’s responsibility. Not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Residents of certain territories may be required to successfully complete a trivia question to qualify. For full entry requirements, details, limitations and restrictions see Official rules at www.Omaze.com/StarWars. Sole Sponsor: Omaze, Inc., PO Box 3190, 1217 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90408.

"The World Wars" Three Night Mini-Series Event On The History Channel Starting Monday Night, 5/26 #TheWorldWars


I will be watching a 3-Night mini-series on The History Channel, starting tomorrow night, Monday, 5/26/2014, called "The World Wars." This would be great for parents to watch with their children, or to record for them for later to watch, so that your children can actually learn our REAL history, and not the fake history that the Common Core is telling kids now. Our children need to know about the REAL history of the United States of America, and history about the WORLD! Please tune in, and let your children watch it later, after you view it, and see if it's age appropriate at this time for them to watch it too. "The World Wars" will be on The History Channel on Monday night, 5/26 at 8:00p.m. CST. Check your local listings or History channel for more details and to set your DVR to record it!

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Low entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 5/25

Word World Hide and Seek DVD (@10am CST) - U.S. - A Simple Life *GT

Dora and Boots – Best Friends Forever DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Angry Birds Space: Planet Block Game - U.S. - gaynycdad

Twizzlers Earphones - U.S. - gaynycdad

Thomas the Train: Take-n-Play Talking Thomas - U.S. - gaynycdad

The Groove Tube - SpinMasterToys - U.S. - gaynycdad 

Shop 'n Save $100 Gift Card (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Budsies (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Smooth as Silk Pillowcase (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Cloak of the Light - book (4 Winners) (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Purina Beneful One Years Supply of Dog Food/Treats (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Three (3) Boxes of Estroven (5 winners) - U.S. - Our Village is a Little Different *RC

CH01 ePure Retro Handset and base (ARV $30) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

The American Bible Challenge Youth T-shirt, hat, and poster - U.S. - Susie Q-pons *RC

Writers of the Future Volume 30 - book - Worldwide - Naturally Crazy Moms *RC

Bob’s Red Mill Products - Coconut Flour, Almond Meal, and Nutritional Yeast - US/CAN - Treble in the Kitchen 


Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

$25 Fandango Gift Card - U.S. - gaynycdad

Entenmanns - $35 in Coupons and more - U.S. - gaynycdad

WaterSavers Prize Pack & a $50 Visa GC (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

$30 Arby's GC - U.S. - Jenn's RAQ

Bottle of Belitae Organics FRESH-C Vitamin C Serum - U.S. - mom knows best *RC

Two tickets to Summerfair at Coney Island in Cincinnati, Ohio - U.S. - Adventure Mom *RC

PDF copy of My Color Coded Homeschool Planner in your choice of the 2, 3, or 4 student-view options (2 winners) - Worldwide - Crystal Tiny Treasures *RC

8-pack of ReSqueeze Pouches - U.S. - Devoted Mommy of 3 *RC

Set of Organic Cotton Baby Jammies (3 winners) - U.S. - The Sleep Lady *RC

Pair of Shorts from Sugarplum Lane Boutique - U.S. - BATB Lifestyle *RC

Winner's choice of print from Brixton Creative Inspirations - Worldwide - Full Lives, Flat Broke *RC