Archive for the ‘CONTESTS’

  • Advance Screening 20th Century Fox’s ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE (100 passes available) #Boston
      There are some movies which wane after the first release and it becomes hard to capture the original momentum. Not so with Ice Age! I have watched every over ferociously with my kids. I think I may actually own a DVD of each one too. This is why I’m excited for Ice Age: Collision Course but of course I have something to keep the whole family entertained...
    by at July 12th, 2016 at 09:07 am
  • Minions on DVD Giveaway (9 copies)
      We all watched Despicable Me excitedly. Then we watched Despicable Me 2 and was glad to make the fun last longer. But we wanted more! We were fortunate because the guys at Universal Pictures kindly gave us Minions because we could not get enough of those yellow creatures. About the movie: The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions...
    by at December 15th, 2015 at 02:12 pm
  • If you want to believe what you are seeing, you may want to check your vision! #ad #VSP
    Disclosure: This is sponsored content created for VSP but all views are my own and are not associated with VSP. So VSP, the amazing vision care company, did this amazing survey VSP “Open Talk about Open Enrollment Poll”  about how people feel about open enrollment and I would love to share it with you. Why? Because it revealed funny but true results. Raise your...
    by at November 18th, 2015 at 02:11 pm
  • Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out Giveaway! 4 Copies up for grabs! #ad
    I’m a huge Pixar fan! Animation which manages to entertain adult and child alike. Inside Out hits the sweet spot for me for so many reasons like the female protagonist, the emotional roller coaster and of course the amazing cast (Poehler and Kaling kill it). More about the movie: Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? Disney-Pixar’s...
    by at November 12th, 2015 at 09:11 am
  • Advance Screening of Columbia Pictures Goosebumps #GoosebumpsMovie #Boston #ad
        This Sunday is my birthday. It is also my husband’s birthday. Yeah, we like to keep it weird like that here. Well, we’re not the only one with a birthday coming up, so is R.L Stine. Well how about you get the presents for this fab occasion? I thought you would agree with that. If you are excited about the upcoming movie Goosebumps then we...
    by at October 8th, 2015 at 07:10 am
  • Advance Screening DreamWorks new movie Home (Passes available)
    Home is a movie my kids spied as a trailer while watching another months ago and my little one noted that it was close to her birthday so wanted it as her birthday surprise party. Don’t you love how excited kids get about their birthday? My favorite thing about this movie is the appeal to all kids about that time they felt like they did not fit in. Albeit it be an...
    by at March 17th, 2015 at 07:03 am
  • Alvin Ailey hits #Boston! Win 4 tickets!
    As far as I can remember I have been in awe of Alvin Ailey. And all of this just from blurbs and on television. The moves mesmerized and captivated me to literally jaw dropping moment. There is no doubt that talent oozes out from the performance. About Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a now-fabled performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street...
    by at March 16th, 2015 at 07:03 am
  • An open letter to my loves! All of them! #PutYourHeartToPaper
    The following is a post sponsored by Hallmark but all words are mine alone! To my dear husband Ramesh, I recall my mom saying that she felt bad for the guy that had to live up to my high standards and me telling her, the right guy would consider our relationship worth it. One of the things that made me fall in love with you, hard, was that you were looking to grow with...
    by at February 12th, 2015 at 11:02 am
  • Disney On Ice presents Frozen in Boston! (Giveaway)
    You would have to be living under a cave to have not heard about the movie Frozen. Even if you are one of the rare people who resist watching it (I can’t understand why), the Frozen euphoria that has swept the world would not go unnoticed. Since Frozen hit the circuit every facet of our life including cereal and sneakers you would have thought every avenue was exhausted?...
    by at February 10th, 2015 at 10:02 am
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 on DVD (Giveaway)
    How to train your dragon (the first one) has always been one of my favorite movies. There was so much heart and the part where he lost his leg left me in tears. It was difficult to imagine that How to Train Your Dragon 2 would improve on that. Or even just not disappoint. Raise your hand if you recall how many sequels bombed? Not only did How to Train Your Dragon 2 not...
    by at December 6th, 2014 at 09:12 am
  • Get passes to an Advance screening of Annie! #Boston (50 passes)
    Annie was a movie that we all grew up on.  It was a classic tearjerker that filled us hope and joy. That spunky red hair was iconic. Time for an update! I am so excited about this movie more so for the cast. The original was a tough act to beat and the producers and directors knew that had to have a stellar cast to grab our attention. ANNIE is being released by Columbia...
    by at December 4th, 2014 at 08:12 am
  • GameStop Cyber Monday Deals (Win $50 GameStop gift card)
    There are many people who love Black Friday, me I’m a Cyber Monday girl. Listening to the radio the top 2 categories for sought after items is technology followed closely behind by toys. GameStop gaming provides a marriage of both worlds and on cyber Monday it is heaven.   Here are some deals to look out for: GameStop is offering special Cyber Monday and...
    by at December 1st, 2014 at 04:12 pm
  • $300 Minted Holiday Cards Giveaway!
    The holidays are my favorite time of the year. Everyone is smiling, reflecting and loving. One of the favorite parts of the holidays is the receiving of holiday cards. Seeing everyone’s warm faces as they adorn our walls fills the air with love. It is why I take pride to make holiday cards each year. Truth be told Minted has spoiled me and I can’t bear to...
    by at November 20th, 2014 at 07:11 pm
  • Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy (Discount + Giveaway)
    I love that holiday seasons always have the magic of Disney on Ice. It is like a fabulous tradition each year. I love watching the spectacle on ice but honestly love watching the magic mirrored in my kids’ faces as they watch the show. What is up for the newest rendition of Disney on Ice? Experience a magical Disney fantasy live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with...
    by at November 13th, 2014 at 09:11 am
  • Six Flags and Fright Fest! Win tickets!
    Recently Six Flags invited us over for a media day afternoon event. Six Flags New England is about a 2 hour drive so we debated the drive since Hubby was teaching Scratch programming classes that day but we knew our family always has tons of fun at Six Flags so we decided to go. We normally visit Six Flags during summer and love their water park but sadly missed it this...
    by at October 17th, 2014 at 09:10 am
  • Celebrate release of The Best Of Me movie and win flowers! #TheBestOfMe
    I’m all about feel good movies. I love a good drama and those that have a romantic element seal the deal. Nicholas Sparks has been kicking out this stuff successfully for a while and the latest movie rendition is The Best of Me. I have not seen it yet but am saving it to see on a date night. ProFlowers has teamed up with the release of the movie and created a special...
    by at October 9th, 2014 at 07:10 am
  • Great Wolf Lodge celebrates Halloween, Thanksgiving and Winter! (Win a stay)!
    Recently we were invited to a media event at Great Wolf Lodge New England and I was ecstatic because I had already spent a night during the Opening so I knew it was ten times more fabulous than those advertisements on TV can capture (even though they have been known to entrance any kid or adult alike).  We were going to be experiencing a myriad of seasonal celebrations...
    by at October 9th, 2014 at 07:10 am
  • Get screening passes to see Dolphin Tale 2 (100 available)! #Boston
    Dolphin Tale 2 has our family excited. Dolphin Tale had something for everyone in my family including my hard-to-please hubby who has a huge love for animals. For me having a special needs child I have a super soft spot for anyone in the face of adversity. The kid get caught up in the whole adventure of “will they” “won’t they”. Of course...
    by at August 27th, 2014 at 06:08 pm
  • Dragons Interactive Story App and a chance to win $50 iTunes gift card!
    A few months ago I scored a bargain and bought 2 iPad minis for my girls (which NEVER happens for Apple products). My hubby was reluctant about letting the girls have their own devices since we are extremely cautious about them being online, but I maintained they needed their own pace to creatively try new things. Plus, both my girls have been learning programming (Scratch...
    by at August 16th, 2014 at 07:08 am
  • Win passes to special screening of Earth To Echo (80 available)! #Boston
    I wrote about Earth to Echo before, but I am still excited to watch the movie. There is going to be a screening at Wednesday, 6/11/2014 in Boston but I am going to miss it but hopefully a few of my readers may make it there. With 2 little girls aged 7 and 9 who both love programming and with parents who were both engineers, you can easily see why this is a “have...
    by at June 9th, 2014 at 08:06 pm
  • Win a stay at Great Wolf Lodge New England for 4 (including meals)!
    A few years ago I spoke at a conference at the Great Wolf Lodge in PA. I ended up taking my little daughter who got to enjoy the waterpark while I was speaking with a friend of mine. Since she was little and I was so absorbed with conference duties I did not explore too much of the lodge but I vowed to go go with both my kids and to explore everything about it. Well fast...
    by at June 4th, 2014 at 10:06 am
  • Pottery Barn Kids partners with PBS Kids for Summer Reading Challenge (Win PBK gift card)
    Reading is a huge part of our summer. While many consider it a chore, we use it as a relaxation because I empty the schedules during summer. Except for a few peppered  events I want kids to smell the un-rushed air and to read with abandon. Best part is I read more in summer with them. This is exactly why we sign up for all reading challenges and I wanted to share one...
    by at June 4th, 2014 at 08:06 am
  • 7 Reasons to visit Mystic Aquarium in CT (Win 4 tickets)!
    I had been invited to Mystic Aquarium a few times since last year but timing and trepidation formed stumbling blocks. I have been traveling a lot in the past few years (understatement) and the fact that the aquarium is 2.5 hours drive away from me did not help. Each time I mentioned the aquarium I got so many oohs and ahhs about it I decided to suck it up and do the drive....
    by at May 28th, 2014 at 05:05 pm
  • Win 4 tickets to Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil + Get Discount Code! #Boston
    For as long as I have been a fan of live shows, there is something so raw about the talent that does not get to have edits and retakes, I have admired Cirque du Soleil shows but have never had the opportunity to see them. This time I’m hoping to make it to the latest rendition called Amaluna in Boston, but I’m also giving you a chance to win tickets for you...
    by at May 19th, 2014 at 10:05 am
  • Win 4 (FOUR) tickets to LEGOLAND Discovery Center #Boston
    I was an engineer for 12 years. My husband was also an engineer. Needless to say STEM was and is a huge part of our life. Lego is one of my favorite toy brands and one of the most respected. My kids had Lego when they were babies (yes there is Lego baby with no sharp edges) and then we went to Lego Duplo and now onto regular Lego. We have been to Lego at Atlantis (we were...
    by at May 19th, 2014 at 09:05 am
  • 100 passes to a special screening of Blended!
    Drew Barrymore is one of my favorite actresses. I know I’m showing my age saying this (not like I care, I embrace my age) but she feels of my time. Everything from ET to Never been kissed, she exudes energetic without faking it. Adam Sandler may not be my favorite actor for silly comedies (to be fair I’m no fan of silly comedies, give me witty comedies any...
    by at May 12th, 2014 at 08:05 am
  • 7 reasons you should take your family to Blue Man Group (Win tickets!)
    Several years ago, while hubby and I were still dating. A group of his friends decided to visit Boston. Hubby and his friends lived in DC (yes long distance relationships are tough) and one of them insisted on seeing The Blue Man Group. As much as I was soaked in the Boston community I had never been myself so I was excited. Loved is seriously an understatement for my...
    by at May 5th, 2014 at 11:05 am
  • Get passes to Legends Of OZ: Dorothy’s Return! #Boston
    Can you ever get enough of Dorothy and her fine companions on the way to OZ? I thought not, me too! Here is a chance to continue it with this new movie Legends Of OZ: Dorothy’s Return More details about the movie Directors: Daniel St. Pierre and Will Finn Writers: Adam Balsam and Randi Barnes, based on the book Dorothy of Oz by Roger Stanton Baum Cast: Lea Michele,...
    by at April 29th, 2014 at 07:04 pm
  • Heaven is for Real screening passes! #Boston
    I am still in sunny California on vacation but no reason you can’t enjoy a treat of a screening while I’m away. How about passes for you an a friend to see Heaven is for Real? More details about the movie Based on the #1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, HEAVEN IS FOR REAL brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find...
    by at April 14th, 2014 at 07:04 am
  • Get passes to DisneyNature’s Bears #Boston
    My hubby is a die hard nature movie freak (no exaggeration at all) and DisneyNature movies have been a perfect way for me to introduce my kids to nature movies. Not once have they ever whined during a DisneyNature movie, in fact they are just as glued to it as any other movie. DisneyNature Bears is coming out next week and while I will be away and miss the screening, you...
    by at April 9th, 2014 at 12:04 pm
  • Get passes to Disney’s Pirate Fairy (100 available) #Boston
    Disney’s Pirate Fairy is much awaited for my 6 year old turning 7. In fact I set her birthday party on the same day as this screening that when she heard we could not go, she asked to move the party to the screening (err no!) but though we can’t go I won’t keep the opportunity from you and your family! Screening is March 29th!!! More details about the...
    by at March 24th, 2014 at 08:03 am
  • Get screening passes to see Rio 2 #Boston (60 available)
    Rio was one of those movies that cinema was made for: vibrant, adventure, music and larger than life. It honestly is one of those movies that I could watch over and over with my kids. Ok, so I’m kind of partial to Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, but still. The entire cast of voices for the movie sounds like a who’s who. Who’s excited for Rio 2??? The...
    by at March 21st, 2014 at 07:03 am
  • Have you seen the new Mr. Peabody and Sherman app? (Win $50 gift card) #mrpeabody
    It must be something to do with having kids (or honestly even before) but I love apps that build on the theme of a movie. Do you know what movie is releasing today? Mr. Peabody and Sherman!! Are you excited? I am! I skipped attending the screenings because it was a school night but also I love delayed gratification. There are so few good family movies that when there is...
    by at March 7th, 2014 at 11:03 am
  • Win screening passes to see Mr. Peabody and Sherman (100 passes) #Boston
    I know I have not been posting here often, but I have some amazing things planned but for now I have a little treat to tide you over. Did I say little?  I lie! 100 seats for my readers to an early screening of a fabulous new movie is no little anything but a fab treat. Mr. Peabody and Sherman! Here’s a little about the movie: Using his most ingenious invention, the...
    by at March 1st, 2014 at 10:03 am
  • Date Night? Win date night movie tickets from Fandango!
    Date nights are few and far between and I so look forward to them. I am extremely careful (read fussy) about leaving my kids with anyone and since I don’t have any family living locally that makes it really tough to go out. Most times “date night” is waiting for the kids to sleep and then cuddling on the couch and watching a movie but, especially now...
    by at February 7th, 2014 at 08:02 am