Archive for the ‘CONTESTS’

  • I’m giving away 100 passes to The Croods 3D Screening! #Boston
     Not sure if you follow my Twitter or Facebook page but 2 weeks ago I went to LA to the DreamWorks Animation Studio. I know! I can’t believe it either. This is one of those “I will tell my grandkids stories about this” kinda thing. I have so much amazing (no seriously I mean it) stuff to share about that trip but for now I will say I LOVED The Croods....
    by at February 26th, 2013 at 07:02 pm
  • Boston Children’s Museum celebrates 100 years! (Win 4 tickets)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mia! Have you been to The Boston Children’s Museum? If you live in the Boston area it would be surprising if you did not visit this local treasure. I still remember when my now 7 year old (almost 8) was 10 months old and it was our first visit and I was amazed how she was safe in an area just for babies. I could be with my local mom...
    by at February 18th, 2013 at 07:02 pm
  • Win 4 tickets to Boston’s Museum Of Science + OMNI Theater #Boston
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Dollops Of Diane! Being that my husband and I are both recovering engineers it would seem pretty obvious that the Museum Of Science would be close to our heart. And it is! Boston is such food for engineers and STEM lovers alike that you would be hard pressed to find a week where some STEM-like activity is not happening in the city. I love...
    by at February 15th, 2013 at 09:02 pm
  • How dry is your skin this winter? Aquaphor has a perfect TLC prize for you!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer! Besides having to deal with kids who take off their winter gear a gazillion times, I hate what winter does to my skin. I am adamant about moisturizing my kids’ skin but really neglect my own. When I start getting chastising looks or comments from my honey about how ridiculously dry it is. It gets to the point of him handing...
    by at February 15th, 2013 at 08:02 am
  • Need A Date Night? Win Dinner And A Movie Thanks To Fandango! #FandangoDateNight
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lara! Raise your hands if you’re a fan of Fandango? If you’re not, and you’re a movie buff, you’re really missing on a lot. A few years ago I was gifted a Fandango giftcard and wondered how to redeem them since I already had an AMC card. When I learned that not only could I pay at many theaters with my Fandango bucks...
    by at February 4th, 2013 at 02:02 pm
  • Free Tickets (100) To Advance Screening of Escape From Planet Earth 3D! #Boston
    I’m going to make a confession. I hate contests. I do. The work entailed does not make it worth any traffic or time. And honestly in the past few years has cost me a lot of $$ too especially when mail gets lost. But the excitement a reader feels in winning makes it totally worth it. I have said this before but one of my favorite perks of blogging is seeing movies...
    by at January 30th, 2013 at 05:01 pm
  • Hellman’s Cage-free mayonnaise meets my cage-free egg sandwich! (Win $300 Amex Gift card!)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Gianna! The simplicity of an egg sandwich is what makes it my go-to sandwich for something quick yet filling. I bake bread at home but I also always keep a good loaf at home. We stick to high fiber multigrain bread and I personally love oat-nut loaves. 50% of my kids loves bread (yeah just the older one, and for that I love her a lil extra)...
    by at January 17th, 2013 at 07:01 pm
  • Easy Gifts That Won’t Get Re-gifted! Win 10K Citi Thank You Points (3 Winners)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Yona, Annmarie and Tanyetta! I was on a Moms Talking Money video chat organized by Women & Co. (Citi’s personal finance resource for women) and I learned some interesting things about holiday shopping. I thought is was interesting since I am not one who makes a big fuss. You won’t find me on Black Friday queuing up to buy...
    by at December 21st, 2012 at 09:12 pm
  • Making Merry In A Mess! (Win Prize package including $50 gift card) #BleachItAway
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Vickie! My husband and I have engineering backgrounds, needless to say remodeling our home is not our forte. Of course while I embrace my deficiencies, hubby would not lay claim to it. To this testament is the several “oops” holes on my walls. I have a toilet roll holder permanently broken for maybe 3 years, and counting. When...
    by at December 11th, 2012 at 09:12 am
  • Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker! Win A Pair of tickets!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Melinda! I saw Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker over 10 years ago. I scored cheap seats way in the back and was excited to take my boyfriend (now husband) to it. Hubby is not the artsy type so I was a tad nervous he would not like it, but I felt confident I would be enthralled – live theater always excites me. Also, there is no...
    by at December 6th, 2012 at 08:12 pm
  • Curious George: Monkey Down Under (Stride Rite $50 Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kerry! So many amazing things happening this weekend I should be lucky I have my head about me. Well, I guess it is attached, so lucky me! I received an invitation to to a screening of Curious George and I know my kids would have loved to see him on the big screen, our screen at home is probably the smallest screen you can get, but since...
    by at December 5th, 2012 at 08:12 pm
  • Chocolate covered strawberries! Want some? (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sleepyheadmom! Indulgence goes part and parcel of the holiday season, right? Wel truth is that indulgence normally comes with a pretty apron and hours of work in the kitchen. I love decadent gifts but feel guilty to cave into them. There is just something about perfection in a little bite and as much as I love food, I love “little”...
    by at November 26th, 2012 at 10:11 am
  • Win A Madagascar 3 Blu-Ray™/DVD Wig Combo Pack! 3 Winners!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations: Joanna, Livivua, and Michelle Have you seen Madagascar 3? I have! In fact I had not seen any of the others as my kids were slightly younger but we did watch this. With movies costing an arm and a leg I am pretty careful about my selection of movies. Madagascar 3 was one of those movies we decided to bite the crazy launch weekend dust and...
    by at October 17th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
  • Spirit Halloween And The Spirit Of Children Program! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Vickie! Can you smell it in the air? It is pumpkin season and you know what comes with pumpkin season, right? You got it: Halloween! Now if you’re fumbling like me each year to buy an outfit that feels just about right rather than something that screams “last minute” you are googling costumes right now.  Spirit Halloween...
    by at October 10th, 2012 at 08:10 am
  • Fall shoes I wore without falling! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kamani! I don’t do heels. Or rather they don’t do me. I would honestly love to wear heels! I mean, if you were 5’0 feet wouldn’t you want to wear them too? Someone I manage to fall on my face when I attempt to friend them. Literally! It is not funny and I have no idea how I traversed my teenage years without mastering...
    by at October 9th, 2012 at 08:10 pm
  • Happy National Coffee Day! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED Congratulations Shannon! I write. I wish I could write more but normally need sustenance to keep on. I could skip easily on the food but any writer would tell you a warm beverage keeps the words flowing. How often do you see someone sitting with a laptop and a drink to keep them going? It is no secret that coffee houses are a writer’s best friend....
    by at September 29th, 2012 at 08:09 am
  • Life Is Good Festival! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Gilda! I love Life Is Good. I mean I REALLY love them. Even their Facebook pages bring a smile to my face and a new zest in my step for the day. Last year I attended the Life Is Good festival and fell in love with them even more. Here are just a few reasons why: They gave the crunchy-granola-wannabe type of me a festival. By hosting more...
    by at September 18th, 2012 at 08:09 am
  • VIDEO: Broaching The “A” Word With Kids! ($200 Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED Congratulations Jacob, Mary, Kelli, Soha So when Women & Co approached me to talk finance my insides felt queasy. Finance and saving is not my strong point. Just ask my husband. Or don’t! That may open up the discussion and I would rather not as it really is my Achilles heel. So I actually considered saying no. Then I remembered that one of...
    by at September 7th, 2012 at 06:09 pm
  • Spiderman And Kelloggs: A Heroic Start To The Day!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Janice! When two things I love meet, it just seems right. I am a movie girl and though I have yet to see The Amazing Spiderman, it earmarked for me to get to it. I am not a huge superhero girl, but Spiderman is my guy, or superhero I should say. We all know that movies can be pricey and I love when amazing brands offer deals that you can...
    by at July 17th, 2012 at 09:07 pm
  • Win A Gift Basket And Gift Card From Stop & Shop
    Contest Closed! Congratulations Monica! Yeah, I kinda just realized that I have not had any contest for my fellow moms for Mother’s Day and I have been traveling crazily. I honestly am struggling so much with keeping up I toyed with getting an intern, but you kinda need to pay them so that idea fell through the cracks. Anyway I am planning several offline activities...
    by at May 9th, 2012 at 06:05 pm
  • Tweet To Win A Prize For Mom From Verizon!
    Moms rock! I don’t care if you think that is biased or not! Whatever, they do. I love my husband to bits but mama is mama to the kids (and he is one heck of a dad to his girls too). So I wallow in the whole it is my day kind of thing. Some people have birthdays, I have Mother’s Day. Well maybe I should be clearer as to why. Hubby and I share the same birthday,...
    by at May 9th, 2012 at 06:05 pm
  • Rice Krispies Hidden Surprise Easter Egg Treats! (Giveaway)
    Photo credit: Kelloggs CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Joanne Major! You know the issue I have with so many recipes that look cute, almost ornament like, is that they are normally not edible. I hate waste and it is why I find it hard to make those gingerbread houses and not eat them. I love the fact that this recipe only uses all tasty ingredients which can only mean a...
    by at April 5th, 2012 at 09:04 pm
  • L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Day (Win $100 L.L.Bean Gift Card)
    photo credit L.L. Bean CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lynn R. When you think L.L. Bean, you think outdoors. In fact you barely open the main doors, where the handles are in the shape of oars, and you are greeted by kayaks. We know that if we are looking for quality products to survive  in winter we can head to L.L. Bean and we will find it. L.L. Bean is celebrating...
    by at April 4th, 2012 at 09:04 pm
  • Dr. Oetker’s Ristorante Pizza (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Raine! If there is one meal that everyone loves it has got to be a pizza. Whether it is the smell of the dough baking, or cheese  bubbling or the oodles of topping variations – there is a pizza for everyone. True, my kids love the plain cheese pizza and hubby and I love the toppings. I loved the opportunity to review Dr. Oetker’s...
    by at March 23rd, 2012 at 10:03 am
  • Disney Store’s 25th Anniversary! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jessica! Disney Store celebrates its 25th anniversary on March 28th 2012 and I was surprised to see a wonderful selection of some of their products at my front door. They just ooze tradition and quality is what you would expect from Disney. If you happen to visit the Disney Store Facebook page, you will find several happenings in March at...
    by at March 20th, 2012 at 06:03 pm
  • If Mom Had 3 Minutes?
    CONTEST CLOSED Congratulations Nancy, Stephanie, Leslie S, Diana G, McKim, Barbara, Michaela R, Caryn S, Serge B, Emma H, Heather P, Kathleen, Kimberley, Ferriz,  Liza, Sarah T, Betty, Pragmaticmom, Melissa, Erika I multitask to a T, which means when I am doing just one thing at a time I wonder what is missing. This is why I have been excited to partner with Clorox...
    by at March 16th, 2012 at 10:03 am
  • LoobaLee, A Site To Buy And Sell Used Children’s Clothing, For Free!
    CONTEST CLOSED!   Congratulations Desiree! If someone told me how expensive it was to have kids, I would have attributed most of the cost to be health costs etc but would never have imagined that clothing would cost an arm and a leg. Of course the fact that I have 2 adorable girls makes it even more difficult as clothing for girls are even more difficult to pass up....
    by at March 16th, 2012 at 08:03 am
  • What Crazy Thing Have You Done To Get Your Kid To Eat? (Win $50 AmEx Card)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Happi! Come on, ‘fess up, I know you have done some crazy stuff to get your kiddo to eat. Admittedly I do this less now as being a short order cook has severely exhausted (and annoyed me) so unless they are sick, it is “eat what is in front of you or starve” on the menu. Of course I have my share of weird things to get...
    by at March 6th, 2012 at 09:03 am
  • Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: Watch The Cat in Hat-A-Thon March 2nd 2012! (Giveaway) #cithathon
    COntest closed! Congratulations Annie and Heather! The fact  that I am a die-hard fan of PBS makes me extra proud to share with you that I am a PBS Kids VIP – ambassador for 2012. Friday is the birthday of Dr. Seuss which has me giddy for ideas, but PBS has something special planned for that day too! We positively adore Cat in The Hat so I was excited to learn there...
    by at March 1st, 2012 at 08:03 pm
  • Win Valentine’s Lindt Chocolate From CVS (5 Winners)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tina, Veronica,Vickie, Michelle,  and Pam While I think of my local CVS as my in-between “grab what I need” store and consider them my one stop medication store, admittedly I never think of them as a Valentine’s store. Which is kind of silly because I do recall in between filling a prescription the decor reminding me...
    by at January 30th, 2012 at 07:01 pm
  • The New WebMD Baby App Launches! (Win an iPod Touch Valued at $200)
    CONTEST CLOSED! I still remember being pregnant while I was an engineer and though there were few people I could share my excitement and fears with (engineering is just not rife with moms or even women for that matter) I delved into the online world. I ate up progress charts of what was going on inside me and could visualize the changes happening even if I could not directly...
    by at January 14th, 2012 at 08:01 pm
  • Big Miracle And The Teen Impact Contest! (Win $50 Fandango Gift Card)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rachel! Universal Pictures have given us some amazing movies so I await with much anticipation the upcoming movie Big Miracle launching February 13th 2012. They have partnered with the Huffington Post to bring to you an amazing contest. Normally you know I don’t blog about contests outside of MommyNiri.com but this was really worth...
    by at January 10th, 2012 at 11:01 pm
  • Clifford The Big Red Dog Live! #Boston (Discount And Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karyl! If I told you about a big red dog and you knew you I meant, or if I spoke of Emily Elizabeth and you had the picture of a very specific girl then you are more likely familiar with Clifford The Big Red Dog. A beloved show from PBS (where the best children’s educational shows live) is now coming live to the Wilbur Theatre in Boston...
    by at January 5th, 2012 at 08:01 pm
  • Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream Hits #Boston! (Giveaway And Discount Code)
    CONTEST CLOSED!   Congratulations Johanna H. You have barely caught your breath from having the kids over during the Christmas vacation and February vacation is again almost upon us. What’s that you say? It is only January? Well blink and see what happens. About the show: Get tangled up in the newest thrilling show to hit the ice, Disney On Ice presents Dare...
    by at January 4th, 2012 at 06:01 pm
  • Win $100 AmEx giftcard! (3 winners)!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kathryn, Mistysunrise and John! As being the final word of my Ragu Mom’s The Word on Dinner ambassadorship I thought it perfect to have my last party recipe to be one of my favorites. It is for a Christmas party and a briyani is normally considered a royal dish so I thought why not have that for my party dish. Oh, and I won’t...
    by at December 24th, 2011 at 07:12 pm