Archive for the ‘CONTESTS’

  • No Summer Is Complete Without A Picnic! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Katie! I don’t know about you but nothing excites me more than eating outside. In fact it can be just drive-thru food but taking it to a park somehow squashes the whining flat out – no mean feat if you ask me. Even on a rainy day throwing a blanket on the floor gives a whole new meaning to a meal. We all have memories of picnic...
    by at June 24th, 2011 at 02:06 pm
  • Camping And Summer Backyard Fun! Win A Sid The Science Kid Blanket!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rachel! There is so much talk about camping, hiking and enjoying the  outdoors that I think there is just too much goodness to capture in one post. Last year I posted some beginner camping tips from Kit Deslauriers, who is a The North Face sponsored Skier/ Ski  Mountaineer so that may be a good place to check out as well. I thought this...
    by at June 19th, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • Inside Scoop On Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Includes Quotes From Producer And Director ! (Win A $50 Movie Gift Card And Book)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Geoff! Confession: my favorite perk of being a blogger is watching screenings watching screenings with my kids. There is nothing like sharing my love for the big screen with my kids. There is a moment when you are watching a good family movie when you look at their faces and realize that you are sharing something together, irrespective...
    by at June 12th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Villeroy & Boch Glass Giveaway
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Dottie! Forget neckties and socks, dads need something more exciting. You already know from my earlier review of Villeroy & Boch that I am a huge fan of their quality, but what you don’t know is that since then I have continued using their products. In fact that casserole baking dish practically lives in my oven. I don’t...
    by at June 6th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Drool, The Baby Expo In Boston! (Win A Maxi-Cosi Infant Car Seat Valued At $179.99)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Gianna! So typically Expos aimed at moms to be have been rather drab and run by one major retailer. Having attended only one ever while pregnant  was never tempted to go back. The commercialism vein that ran through it made me feel like I was amidst a huge advertisement. The quality of products were not the main focus and added to the fact...
    by at May 26th, 2011 at 11:05 am
  • Win A 77Kids $50 Gift Card!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kathy! So you have already seen my post and video on the newly opened 77Kids store in Boston, but with so many more opening I thought the timing would be fabulous to give my readers something to enjoy the adorable fashion there too.  I mean the entertainment for the kids is enough reason to make the trip. Seriously my fashionista girls...
    by at May 24th, 2011 at 07:05 pm
  • NookColor Does Apps! (Win $50 BN Gift Card)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Nicole! I have already shared with you why I love the NookColor about its wonderful characteristics that make it a versatile e-reader and I have shared with you how it has changed from the Nook reader. The biggest leap recently in changes is the addition of apps. So while I normally turn to my NookColor for reading I do admit turning to...
    by at May 19th, 2011 at 11:05 pm
  • Charlie And Lola DVD Set, Book And Toy Giveaway! (Valued $121)
    CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Tabathia! When my older kid was pretty young was the first time I had heard of Charlie and Lola, and before the “where were you before” hits your tongue in my defense I did not grow up in the USA. It was at a Valentine’s special event at Borders that I found a set of rubber stamps for Charlie and Lola. Those were the days...
    by at May 11th, 2011 at 09:05 am
  • Win Flowers For Mother’s Day!
    Congratulations Christy! So whether you are wanting to get this for someone else or yourself you can maybe win a bouquet of flowers in time for Mother’s Day (yes that is next weekend) . Macy’s is sponsoring these flowers to thank me for spreading the word on their amazing Thank A Mom Movement which I published over at Mommy Niri Cares. No, I am not being compensated...
    by at April 29th, 2011 at 09:04 am
  • Win Organic Clothing From Disney Store!
    Congratulations Felicia! I am a huge fan of most things organic. Clothing is one thing that I used to scoff at being an unnecessary organic item that is until I tried them on my kids.  Not only are organic clothing so super soft, they also reassure me that the fabric is natural and without any harmful dyes that will harm my kids. The big plus though is how long they...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 09:04 pm
  • WordWorld – Win The DVD and App!
    CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Heather! I remember the first WordWorld on TV, it was right about the time that Super Why launched and I was excited. Now I don’t say that lightly, you have to understand both my hubby and I are staunch believers in education being important and though we are not adamant about only academic I would be lying if I did not say that it...
    by at April 16th, 2011 at 07:04 pm
  • Win A $50 TJ-Maxx Gift Card!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Emma! So earlier when I got to visit the special Spring line-up for TJ-Maxx I was so eager to do some changes at home. In fact when I mentioned it to the kind folks of TJ-Maxx they were keen to offer my readers a chance too.  Since I knew many things were affordable I struggled choosing a room to buy stuff for, I could have just as easily...
    by at April 5th, 2011 at 08:04 am
  • HOP Releases April 1st – Win A HOP Prize Pack!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Richa! There are few movies that you really look forward to see, and with children in tow the options become slimmer. Add to the mix the need for quality cinema and seriously you would need a fine tooth comb to find something. It is sad that I have to admit I missed the screening to HOP, but happy to say I was at Disney World  at the time....
    by at March 25th, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Tangled: Win It On Blu-Ray + DVD!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kelly! So you know how much I love the movie Tangled if you saw my review on the screening some months back. Well the truth is we have gone back and watched it a few times since then. In fact I had to see a few bad movies to appreciate good quality cinema. To say that I am eagerly awaiting the DVD is an understatement indeed. Anyway I...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 06:03 am
  • Just Ask! Screenings For Breast and Ovarian Cancer Campaign! (Win A Flip Video Camera)
    CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Aleksandra! Sometimes we feel helpless. We want to help but are not in a strong (financial) capacity to make donations. Then campaigns step in and offer to do it for you and it becomes easier. Say clicking a “like” button gave $1 towards testing/screening for women who would otherwise not be able to afford it. (up to $25,000),...
    by at March 8th, 2011 at 08:03 am
  • The Pop Secret Twitter Party!
    So you know that Pop Secret movie night I had? Well the rest of the Pop Secret moms had a blast at their parties, see for yourself in the video below. Don’t forget you can still enter the Pop Secret At Home Theatre Sweepstakes! Now for more excitement, this Thursday (24th February 2011) from 8pm -10pm (EST) a twitter party you can win big. What can you win (5...
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Win A $50 Visa Gift Card And Pop Secret Popcorn!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jaque! Recently I got to host a movie night courtesy of me being  a Pop Secret sponsored blogger. Shopping for Pop Secret popcorn was fun but seriously the main fun began when I popped those kernels. The home-style flavor was our favorite, it really tasted like something you would make from scratch. We decided to have a “Tangled”...
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • Disney’s Valentine Giveaway!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Christina I was beginning to just want to skip Valentine’s this year. The pressure of being sick, having my kids sick and then having to catch up (and then I travel again a few times this month. Then I get lists of kids we have to make cards for in their class. I guess we could buy cards but I really want us to make them together. So I had resigned...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Madeline At The White House! (Giveaway – 3 Winners)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Veronica (book/doll/tea-set),  Jenn & Monica (book) I love good quality books. I swear today there are more books than I know what to do but good quality books are gems in themselves. Madeline books are always fun since they have an air of civility to them and peppered with etiquette lessons. Plus any book that features a girl as...
    by at February 7th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 Giveaway and Discount (Boston TD Garden)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Nicole! Mommy Niri readers have to be the luckiest guys ever. They have been able to snag tickets to all recent Disney On Ice shows and now there is a new show in town. Disney On Ice: Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 is coming to town and is in perfect timing for the school vacation. The movie was a huge hit and everything “on Ice”...
    by at February 4th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Win A BuddyCam Starter Pack (Webcam, Earbuds and more)!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mandala! Do you love Skype? If you did you would. There are so many tales I could share with you about Skype. Like when my sisters in SouthAfrica saw their nieces for the first time over Skype. Or the time my friend celebrated her kids birthday over Skype. While technology is often thought of in cold non-social terms the very purpose of...
    by at January 18th, 2011 at 09:01 pm
  • Getting Back To Reading Magazines! – Win A NOOKColor!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer J. Magazines! I used to read them. Really I did. In fact I used to subscribe to several and then spent countless hours again on ones that I did not subscribe to reading in the Barnes And Noble café area. Then a kid came along and another and the scenario changed. Sure there were magazines, but it was basically those “free”...
    by at January 3rd, 2011 at 09:01 pm
  • Last Chance To Win $50 SWAGGift!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Brooke! I have been going on about the awesome SWAGG app for a month now and today I am giving you another chance to win $50 in SWAGG money (that’s 4 weeks of prizes) so your odds have been pretty good. You know a card that handles all those plastic gift cards, reward cards etc. Best yet, you can’t lose it. If you forget to get...
    by at December 29th, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • Win A New Year’s Eve Kit From Carnival Cruise In Celebration Of Didja Ever Campaign!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Carissa! There will be many highlights that happened in 2011 which I (hopefully) will be covering later but the one that stands out the most is the Carnival Cruise my family and I took ( read my earlier posts to see our entire escapade). The family time it afforded us was priceless. It is one of those moments we will never forget. In fact...
    by at December 28th, 2010 at 10:12 am
  • Week 3: Still Time To Get A Gift (And Win $50 SWAGGift For Yourself!)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations kc! You know the drill already about SWAGG and how it replaces all that plastic in your wallet, but it may save your hide this Christmas. Forgot someone on your list? Got someone a lousy gift and feel ridiculous about the awesome gift they just gave you? It is really fast to download the SWAGG app and send giftcards. Oh, did I mention it...
    by at December 24th, 2010 at 09:12 pm
  • Week 2: Win A $50 SWAGGgift! – And Lose That Plastic!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Anash! Well, it is week 3 but I missed it this weekend since my 3 year old daughter broke her arm (another long story – or post) so that means lucky you will be getting 2 chances to win a $50 SWAGGift this week. Well it is the holidays after all and who of us can’t use the extra helping? I mean Santa has his hands full these...
    by at December 20th, 2010 at 01:12 pm
  • Win Tickets To See Disney On Ice Princess Wishes (3 Winners)! – Boston (TD Garden)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Michelle, Jerelyn and Melanie! So if you have been reading my blog you know my girls are all about princess. So it would be a given that we would be watching Disney On Ice Princess Wishes. The fact that my 3 year old daughter’s favorite Aurora and my 5 year old daughter’s favorite Belle would both be there means I will be sitting...
    by at December 18th, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  • Tech Support For Dummies – Trust Me You’re Going To Need It! (Win The Android Tablet)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations John! It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that the most sought after gifts are electronics but sometimes it feels like you need to be one to figure them through. In between putting doll-houses and that new bookshelf – there is another item that needs figuring out. Except for the fact that electronics are their own beast....
    by at December 14th, 2010 at 08:12 am
  • Despicable Me On DVD (Giveaway!)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kelly! You may remember how I excitedly reviewed Despicable Me on the big screen? Well, what you may not know is that I have seriously being dying for it to get on DVD. You know how you always miss those tit-bits in the movies and wait for the fillers as you watch it at home. Of course having the ability to press pause is precious in itself. And...
    by at December 13th, 2010 at 08:12 pm
  • SWAGG – The Free App That Gets Rid Of Those Plastic Gift Cards (Win A $50 SWAGGgift!)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Dave! Seldom you come across something that really revolutionizes how you think. The SWAGG App is one that is such. I mean, I don’t impress that easy but when I share what this new app does you will be amazed too. SWAGG deals with: gift cards loyalty cards membership cards and rolls them into one, but wait not in another card but...
    by at December 11th, 2010 at 07:12 pm
  • Moxie Girlz Dolls – A Style I Can Like! (Giveaway 2 winners)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jenna and Trenda! Moxie Girlz Dolls, which I first saw over a year ago, has come up with newer styles and I am glad to say they still meet with myapproval.Yes, they are a tad more “grown up” than what I am used to but kids start looking towards older dolls and sad to say there are very few out there that I can appreciate. Promoting...
    by at December 7th, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  • Win A Klutz Pack Valued At $75.99!
    CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Beth! I love craft stuff. Anything crafty. But for my kids. I craft like I dance – two left feet. My kids on the other hand love it. I love that they love it. Oh, not because it is creative and builds minds yada-yada-yada! Well, that too but my main reason is a selfish one.It gives me a break! There, I said it. It is like peace reigns...
    by at December 3rd, 2010 at 06:12 am
  • If You’re Going To Snack, Might As Well Make It Popcorn (Giveaway)!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lisa! Missing on meals, that’s easy but snacking? That I can’t do without. My favorite all time snack is popcorn and I am sure it is not just my favorite snack. It must be why they are a staple at the movies. When we have a movie night at home popcorn is what makes it complete. Now while I would love to make the popcorn on the...
    by at December 2nd, 2010 at 09:12 am
  • A Visit To Ultra Diamonds! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Melissa! I was invited to take a look at an Ultra Diamonds, a store that specializes in diamonds at an affordable price. I was picturing a wholesale type environment assuming that the decor would probably be compromised due to it. I was more than pleasantly surprised at how the store looked as enchanting as any jewelry store.  It would...
    by at November 26th, 2010 at 07:11 pm
  • A Christmas Carol! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Holly! You know how some movies are just an essence of Christmas? Somehow we never ever planned to watch any at my home. On the other hand seeing Christmas in 90 degree temperatures felt much different, than the snowy holidays I see out in Boston. The one show though that I did manage to see every year, not by choice – but by the fact...
    by at November 24th, 2010 at 06:11 pm