Archive for the ‘CONTESTS’

  • Win $100 AmEx giftcard! (3 winners)!
    ShareCONTEST 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
  • Got Dry Skin? Neutrogena Giveaway!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tanya! While I slather away the lotions on my little girls I really neglect myself. During summer I somehow manage to get away with it but come winter and I am not so lucky. The harsh realities of winter begin to make itself seen as you start to see skin become super dry.  While you crank the heat to stay toasty the humidity levels...
    by at December 19th, 2011 at 09:12 pm
  • The Nutcracker Ice Cream & Tea! (Win A $50 Gift Certificate) #Boston
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kevin! Nothing says the holidays quite like watching The Nutcracker ballet. I watched it several moons ago while I actually had been up on nights for parties rather than changing a diaper. I was just laboring with my husband that it may be time to take our 4 year old and 6 year old to see The Nutcracker. That debate will go on for a...
    by at December 12th, 2011 at 08:12 pm
  • Not Too Late To Add Wine To Your Gifts! (Discount Code And Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lisa! I know what you’re thinking. The holidays are right on your doorstep and you took it nice and easy. You most likely, like me, even slept in on Black Friday, but now you are fretting. All your buddies on Facebook keep chattering about gift wrapping and you think “but wait, I don’t even have presents yet!”...
    by at December 12th, 2011 at 06:12 pm
  • Win A Set Of (4) Tickets To Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove! #Boston
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kamani! I am hoping that when I put up that special (ridiculously deep discount) you took advantage and snagged your tickets but just in case you forgot to here’s a reminder to snag them. Because when the day after Christmas arrives and you realize that the kids are on vacation you will WANT to take them out of the house. About...
    by at December 7th, 2011 at 09:12 am
  • The Radio City Rockettes! (Giveaway And Discount Code For Boston)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sarah! I had always heard amazing things about The Rockettes. The fact that most of the comments from those who have not seen it went something like “It has always been my dream to see them” or “I can’t believe I am XXX years old and have not seen it yet!” made me feel a tad bit humbled to be going to see...
    by at December 4th, 2011 at 09:12 pm
  • Got Holiday Cards? Check Out Minted – Discount And Giveaway!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Dina! Every year I have noble intentions. I plan that I will get a spree of wonderful pictures and I will create the perfect card. I also dream of having perfect penmanship, after finding everyone’s address and then managing to mail the cards (even internationally) on time. Yeah, a pipe dream. Each year I fail and scuttle around...
    by at November 30th, 2011 at 10:11 pm
  • Win One Of Two T-Mobile Smartphones!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Erika (myTouch®) and Sheena (myTouch® Q) Smartphones! Not sure I lived before them. I thought I was managing just fine before until smartphones entered my life and then when they entered I wondered how I managed before. It was like we thought we were doing fine before we had a GPS, scratch that, hubby thought we were doing fine and...
    by at November 28th, 2011 at 10:11 pm
  • American Express Small Business Saturday! (Win A $250 Gift Card)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations “It’s Not Like A Cat”! It has really taken me a while to appreciate small businesses. I mean I have loved getting into a big named store knowing exactly where everything was no matter which city or state it was that I entered. Then I got older, and hopefully smarter too, and realized that whole cookie cutter stuff...
    by at November 25th, 2011 at 08:11 pm
  • The Muppets Movie: My Thoughts And A Giveaway for You!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kim Kelly and Sharon! Ok, going to fess up here: while I grew up with The Muppets in my backdrop I was never a huge fan. I did not dislike them but I was never a huge fan. There I said it, let the stone pelting begin. Having said that I was really excited to watch the movie. Why you wonder? Well one of my biggest loves is movies and...
    by at November 21st, 2011 at 09:11 am
  • Wine Completes A Get-Together! (Win Some Too!)
    Share CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Emily! You know how that perfect moment as a huge party dwindles with the last few stragglers and it is those that remain are normally the closest of friends. They will help you clean up, get into more comforting clothes and curl up on the couch. This is exactly what we did 2 weeks ago, when that crazy snow storm hit Boston. I was...
    by at November 15th, 2011 at 08:11 pm
  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure On DVD! (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Janet! Dogs are a man’s best friend, or rather everyone’ best friend. I have very fond memories of my dog, whose name was Brownie (no prizes for guessing his color). His mom was our dog too so needless to say we had him for a very long time, until he passed away when I was in high school. While we yearn for a dog here in...
    by at November 13th, 2011 at 08:11 pm
  • Slim-Fast’s New Ready On-The-Go Bottle! Win $25 Sephora Giftcards (5 Winners)
    Share CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Monique, Charlene,Debra, Jessica, Jenn I tend to steer away from writing about things that make huge claims about changing your life be it cosmetics (I ain’t no guinea pig), devices or drugs. When Slim-Fast approached me to try their new ready to drink bottles I said yes. Truth is I dabbled in the powder form for a bit and know...
    by at November 11th, 2011 at 10:11 pm
  • Phineas And Ferb Live Show Win 4 Tickets! #Boston
    Share CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Raine! So you totally know that we are a Phineas and Ferb house and if you did not grab the discount I mentioned before in my Fall Roundup to purchase tickets you better run, because trust me you will not want to miss the show. No seriously, I would be lying if I told you we were happy to watch it, the girls are beyond themselves ecstatic....
    by at November 7th, 2011 at 09:11 am
  • Win Wine From The California Wine Club! (Discount Code Too)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Conratulations Debp! When I was returning from getting married in India, we were going to connect in Germany. I was still on my “a new country per year” pledge so I decided to spend a few days touring. The weather was awful but I was still on a high from my wedding so my disposition was sunny even if the temperatures told a different story....
    by at October 16th, 2011 at 08:10 pm
  • Fall Finds To Create That Fresh Look! And Some Halloween Boo Too! (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Alicia! Is it really possible that I cover a season before that season passes? Well this may be a first but I expect t say hello to fall while it is still, well, fall. The only thing I do not like about Fall is that I know Winter is close on its heels. I really feel if I have to be anywhere in the USA for Fall, New England is the perfect...
    by at October 14th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • Fall For Pasta: Win A $100 AmEx Gift Card!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Harriet! Well you know about my wonderful trip to the Unilever office and meeting the fabulous Ragu team but what about something for my wonderful readers. Fall is almost upon us but I am not done with summer yet. At least until I don’t see snow I am good. I love that I live in Boston so I get to enjoy my Fall in one of the most...
    by at September 26th, 2011 at 09:09 am
  • Back To School – Take Two! (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Elaine! So while everyone is getting settled in to school and feeling like summer I am still in denial. So much so some of you get to score on some great giveaways. We are still scuttling around with my preschooler with me dealing with the fact that public schools have lottery systems for admission (WTH with that?), the most are mixed...
    by at September 21st, 2011 at 10:09 pm
  • Win A Manicure And Pedicure For You And A Friend! #Boston
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sarah! There is a new movie releasing soon I Don’t Know How She Does It starring Sarah Jessica Parker – and while I love her to bits I found it difficult to assume she could actually identify with the regular mom on the street. Then I saw a few snippets of the movie (no, not seen entire movie yet) where Sarah imagines the...
    by at September 13th, 2011 at 07:09 pm
  • Spicing Up Your Pasta! (Win $100 Gift Card)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mami2jcn! By now you know I am a Ragu “Mom’s the word on Dinner” ambassador and over the next few months I will be sharing ideas with you and doing some a lot of learning too. Changing up a meal can change up the mood. I am in a bit of a funk and was thinking of actually painting my lounge this long weekend. Food,...
    by at September 1st, 2011 at 10:09 am
  • Back To School Round-Up! (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Corina! Even typing those words “back to school” is tough for me. Which feels kind of ridiculous seeing my 1st Grader starts school  TOMORROW!!! Yikes. Maybe I should be preparing but part of me is still in denial. Let’s take a 1st stab at the some highlights. Who knows, there may be more roundups (always filled with...
    by at August 29th, 2011 at 07:08 pm
  • Last Chance To Win 4 Tickets To Six Flags New England!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Stephanie! By now you would be wondering if there is anyway to redeem summer. You worked hard and long catching up on work, thinking maybe tomorrow you will take a break. Kids were off to summer camp, telling them it was good for them but partially acknowledging you needed the space to work. Guilt amounts as schools season is biting...
    by at August 22nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm
  • Banners For Birthdays And Beyond At Walgreens! Win A $25 Walgreens Giftcard!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Heather T When I was asked to take a look at the photo shop at Walgreens and some of their products I chose a banner since honestly I have been familiar with several of their products from photo books to calendars. There is a Walgreens up my street and since I had my first baby it has been a place I visited often. Now the banner is...
    by at August 18th, 2011 at 09:08 pm
  • Win 2 Tickets To See “One Day”!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Madeleine. I am sure you all must have heard about the upcoming movie One Day which releases this Friday August 19th in theaters nationwide. I for one am all for date night and am keen to see the chemistry between Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. I love long winded stories especially when the female character is smart and sassy. The...
    by at August 16th, 2011 at 09:08 pm
  • Zulily Launches iPhone App! (Win $25 Gift Card)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Heather! I love Zulily. I have for ages. It is one of the few online stores that I trust for amazing deals and styles to boot. Truth be said I pimp Zulily amongst my best friends more than any other store. All this for good reason. In fact I just bought 2 necklaces last week for my girls. Zulily is a trusted site for all things kids,...
    by at August 10th, 2011 at 09:08 pm
  • Summer Round-Up Take 2 (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations BusyWorkingMama – Lawry’s Spices Robyn – Handstand Books Rachel – Mars Needs Moms Mike – Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover for Wii Rita – Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover for Nintendo DSi I am sure that we are on the same page that this Summer thing is happening way too fast. My kids are at camp...
    by at August 9th, 2011 at 07:08 pm
  • Summer Goodness! Products, Entertainment And More! (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations: JetBlue bag – Meghan Chuck-E-Cheese 1 – Kamani Chuck-E-Cheese 2 – Gilda Chuck-E-Cheese 3 – Heather T PerioBalance – Joanna UmiZoomi – Danielle $25 AnnieWear card – Christy There has been too much goodness around this summer and I have been trying to keep my balls in the air. I feel guilty that...
    by at July 23rd, 2011 at 07:07 am
  • Win 4 Passes To Six Flags New England!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Anne! I am sure you followed along our tales of Six Flags New England and you may have been bummed to not have won our contests up unti last week. Well here is another chance to win a set of 4 passes to Six Flags New England. Lucky for you Six Flags folks have been generous enough to provide another set of passes for Mommy Niri readers. Want...
    by at July 17th, 2011 at 08:07 pm
  • Comments Off on Minding Your Own Business! #lovelocal
    Minding Your Own Business! #lovelocal
    ShareMy dad, after struggling to gain employment finally decided to start his own business. Although it was small it flourished. There was something amazing about having small local stores that are not a cookie cutter copy of stores in every state. At the time I really  resented the amount of work that went into it and thought I would never run my own business. After...
    by at July 14th, 2011 at 07:07 pm
  • Comments Off on What 3 Movies Would You Watch While Stranded On An Island? #RedBoxSummer
    What 3 Movies Would You Watch While Stranded On An Island? #RedBoxSummer
    Share3 movies, just 3 movies is a tough decision. I mean there are oodles of fun movies out there. Also a favorite movie today is so different from 10 years ago. But truthfully there are some movies that stand the test of time and some are just in there because they always make you smile . My favorites: Shawshank Redemption The truth about Cats and Dogs Sex and the city...
    by at July 14th, 2011 at 06:07 pm
  • Franklin Park Zoo In Boston (Win A Set Of 4 Passes).
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kate! With all the talk of Zookeeper hitting the movie circuit of course everyone and their neighbor have heard about Franklin Park Zoo.  I know it is crazy but I brim with pride at all the local places in Boston that are famous and so rich in culture too. Zoos are really a perfect way to spend family time. You can do as much or as...
    by at July 7th, 2011 at 09:07 pm
  • Win 2 FunPass Books Chock-full Discounts To Over 100 New England Family Attractions!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karen! Let’s face it – this is a tough economy and those of us who have decided to stay put this summer and not taking elaborate vacations due to the cost are wishing we could. For some of us summer also means camp which costs a lot of money already which leaves little left to spend at will on fun. Also for mamas to kiddos...
    by at July 6th, 2011 at 09:07 am
  • Another Opportunity To Win (4) Passes To Six Flags New England!
    Share CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kristen! I know, I know you have been super excited about using every single day of summer and personally knowing how much I enjoyed the theme park earlier I agree that Six Flags New England might hit the sweet spot for summer perfection. While not everyone could win (I wish I could afford to do that) with the 4 weeks of giveaways...
    by at July 5th, 2011 at 09:07 am
  • Larry Crowne, My Kind Of Date Night Movie! (Win $25 Fandago Gift Card, Soundtrack And More)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Melinda! I have not seen Larry Crowne yet but I am really keen to get to watch it. I mean Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts makes it the perfect “my cup of tea” kind of movie. It is an added bonus that both hubby and I like both the characters. You know how you already psyche yourself to watch something even before knowing it...
    by at June 30th, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • Six Flags New England: Rain Or Shine A Perfect Ride! (Win A Family Pack Of Passes)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mitali! Years ago I had my first and only trip to Six Flags in New Jersey. It was so long ago before marriage and kids and the vague memories of thrills and jam-packed theme parked filled my head. Although I knew that there was a Six Flags theme park opening in New England I thought my kids would be too young for it. So needless to...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 09:06 am