Summer Family Fun with Redbox

Unfortunately, the last few days of our summer vacation have been spent inside and away from the heavy rains here in New Orleans. Trying to keep the kids entertained has proven to be a monumental task. We have colored pictures, done some reading, practiced math skills, played Wii and even thrown a dance party but my bag of tricks is running low! Today, I decided to head to our local Redbox to rent the girls a movie (for just $1.20!) from the Summer Family Fun list. Not surprising that they immediately chose Happy Feet 2 as the original movie was a huge hit in my home.

My two girls love to dance…especially tap dance…so they have always loved the dancing and singing in the first movie and this one was no different. The movie begins with a huge penguin dance party which immediately caught their attention. The adventure begins right away and never slowed throughout the entire film. As a Mom, I love that Happy Feet 2 encourages kids to find their own special talents and my daughters even pointed out that when the penguin “tribes” came together to solve a problem, it was just like the Olympics…a gathering of Nations. Impressive. We don’t want to give away too much of the movie because I am sure you will want to see it, but check out what my two daughters had to say about Happy Feet 2!

Rent movies likeHappy Feet 2 and many other family fun titles, like Space Dogs this summer for a chance to win a family trip to the Kennedy Space Center!Official Sweepstakes Rules

3 Easy ways to enter!

1. Rent a participating movie or game at a Redbox kiosk before 8/27 and enter your email at checkout. Click here for a complete list of participating titles

2. Reserve a Summer Family Fun movie or game online before 8/27

3. Go here to find out how to enter without renting

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Redbox. The opinions and text are all mine.

Redbox Summer Family Fun with Kiara

With two young daughters in my home, we are certainly no stranger to princesses. In fact, we have an entire closet filled with costumes, tiaras, high heels, earrings, wands and jewelry…pink, of course. Because I have encouraged pretend play and imagination from a very early age, my daughters are comfortable with roll play games.

Guess her favorite princess!

I remember when I was young, I loved to play princess as well and pretended many times to be rescued by a handsome prince. Today, it is wonderful that movies are portraying the princess as strong, brave and determined who often rescues and helps others. This theme is definitely reflected in my daughters’ playtime as they rule their kingdom with heart and compassion while being independent and brave.

Living in New Orleans, my oldest is naturally drawn to Princess Tiana in the movie, “The Princess and the Frog.” At home, my daughter will run her own restaurant and make beignets while wearing a gown and high heels, just like Tiana. I love that Tiana shows such determination in the movie and shows what you can accomplish with a dream and hard work!

On a recent Family Movie Night, we decided to celebrate princesses and rent “Kiara” from our local Redbox located at Walmart. Just like the princesses of today, Kiara fights the evil forces that threaten the kingdom of Dreamzone. For just $1.20, we were able to provide a fun filled night for all of us!

Make your kids feel like royalty! Rent Kiara or another Family Fun title from Redbox between 7/9 and 7/28 for a chance to win a Princess Cruise for your family. Official Sweepstakes Rules

3 Easy ways to enter!

1. Rent a participating movie or game at a Redbox kiosk before 8/27 and enter your email at checkout.Click here for a complete list of participating titles

2. Reserve a Summer Family Fun movie or game online before 8/27

3. Go here to find out how to enter without renting

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Redbox. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Redbox Summer Family Fun with Dino Dan and Vacation Giveaway!

While my husband and I definitely encourage physical activity for our children, the summer in New Orleans can make outdoor fun next to impossible. When the temperatures rise, we bring the fun indoors and let the kids engage in imaginative play. With two daughters, most of the creativity centers around dance, art, princesses and kitchen fun….which doesn’t leave too much room for dinosaurs.

However, this weekend we decided to rent Dino Dan: Dino-Tracker-Ready, Set, Dino! from our local Redbox. Have you heard of Redbox? Too keep it simple, it’s well, a red box. Generally located outside of convenience stores or grocery stores like Walmart or CVS, Redbox offers hundreds of DVD or Blu-ray rentals for just $1! With over 30,000 kiosks located nationwide, there is bound to be one near you.

To be honest, I wasn’t so sure my princess would be up for a dinosaur movie, but to my surprise, she was captivated. Maybe because it was so different than what she usually watches or maybe because she has a scientific mind like her Mama? Either way, my youngest is a Dino Dan Fan! There are several episodes on this DVD with a run time of 2 hours, but our favorite episode is one where Dan races a T-Rex and a Spinosaurus to see who is a faster carnivore. We loved watching as Dan used his deductive reasoning skills to claim the winner before the race began.

Redbox made our escape from the heat both easy and educational! After 24 hours, we simply returned the DVD to any kiosk and started browsing for the next movie night!

Ignite your child’s imagination this summer! Rent Dino Dan: Dino Trackers / Ready? Set? Dino! and other Family Fun movies & games from Redbox this summer and you could win one of three family vacations, including a trip four to Toronto for walk-on role in Dino Dan (if you rent before 7/8)! Official Sweepstakes Rules

3 Easy ways to enter!

1. Rent a participating movie or game at a Redbox kiosk before 8/27 and enter your email at check out. Click here for a complete list of participating titles

2. Reserve a Summer Family Fun title online

3. Go here to find out how to enter without renting

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Redbox. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

Reveal Your Movie Guilty Pleasure and Win $1,000 from Redbox!

What do you do for Summer Fun? As hot as it is here in New Orleans, we try to find as much indoor fun as possible which means lots of movies and popcorn with the kids! To celebrate summer fun, Redbox is asking moms, “What movie meant for kids do you secretly love to watch?” Plus, they are rewarding 2 lucky people with a chance to win $10,000 as part of the Redbox Summer of Fun & Games Sweepstakes.

Because we have been watching lots of movies to escape the heat, I have been stuck watching many, many, many features made for kids. I have taken in my share of Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Camp Rock, Fresh Beat Band, Barney, and Dora the Explorer. But, I will admit, one movie that I secretly love to watch with my girls is Disney’s “Princess and the Frog.” Seeing your own hometown and culture in impeccable Disney animation is incredible! I get a kick out of the accents (tell me I don’t really sound like that) and will admit to singing along with Princess Tiana on more than one occasion. And in case you are wondering, yes…..we own the DVD.

Now it’s your turn to fess up! I know I’m not the only one out there watching my kids’ DVDs! What’s your guilty pleasure?

Redbox is celebrating summer family time with a great line up of family-friendly titles, awesome savings and two chances to win $10,000 as part of the Redbox Summer of Fun & Games Sweepstakes.*

4 Easy Ways to Enter:

1. Enter your email address at www.redbox.com/summer

2. Rent a movie or game at a redbox kiosk (and provide a valid email address at checkout)

3. Reserve a rental online at redbox.com

4. Text ‘SUMMER’ to 727272

Enter to win today!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Redbox. The opinions and text are all mine.

*Each item rented earns one entry, regardless of how long it is rented, up to three entries per day. Limit 3 entries per day, regardless of entry method. The sweepstakes begins May 27, 2011 at 12:00 a.m. CT and ends on August 1, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. CT. No purchase necessary. See official rules at www.redbox.com/summer.

WINNERS

Are you ready?  Do you feel lucky?  Here are the latest winners from Experimental Mommy:

Mama Wants Her Body Back:  Shawna

Blu-ray Player from Redbox:  Ty

Constructive Playthings Cottage:  mframe

PEEPS: Linda L.

Sucre Macaroons: Carol G.

Hershey’s Cookie Exchange:  CJ

Hannah Montana DVD:  Bridgette B.

Bank of America Gift Card:  Kelly

Record a Story:  Traci S.

Tassimo:  Teegan B.

Bialetti Cookware:  Donna B.

Mrs. Butterworths:  Costana H.

Fresh Produce Clothing:  Cynthia R.

Puppy Pursuit:  Debbie S.

Whomp Charmz:  Karen B.

Tyson Anytizers:  Cheryl22

Prilosec Gift Card:  Jenn

Congrats to all the winners and thanks to everyone for participating!  The winners will receive an email shortly. Please make sure you read the Winner’s Policy before claiming your prize!

WINNERS

Congrats to these lucky winners of my recent giveaways!

Mama Wants Her Body Back DVD: Shawna

Vick’s Starry Night Humidifier: Cathy W. and Kara P.

Rothschild Kids Coat: Heather R.

Hershey’s Stocking Giveaway: Becky

Lightcatcher Curtains: Donna B.

Cardstore.com: Susan

Redbox Blu-Ray Player Giveaway: Ty

You will all receive an email shortly. Please make sure you are aware of my winner’s policies before claiming your prize.  CONGRATS!

Is it Better in Blu? Win a Blu-ray Player and Rentals from Redbox! {24 Hour Giveaway!}

This year, I have been fortunate enough to work with Redbox quite often.  Before this time, I had no idea that Redbox even existed or how to use it.  Now, I am a Redbox Regular!  About the company:

“For added convenience, customers can visit www.redbox.com to choose their title online and pick it up immediately at the redbox location of their choice. At redbox.com, consumers can select their favorite movies from up to 200 available titles, choose from thousands of redbox locations nationwide for pick-up, and provide valid credit or debit card information to guarantee the title’s availability. Once payment is confirmed, the selected DVDs are held for the customer at the chosen redbox location for 24 hours. Redbox.com leverages real-time inventory data and will provide an alternative location if the selected redbox does not have the title in stock.

We have rented many, many DVDs from Redbox over the course of the year, but I will admit that I have yet to rent a movie in Blu-ray.  Probably because I don’t have a player….I mean, what’s so good about Blu-ray anyway?  After reading on the Better on Blu-ray website, I learned that movies on Blu-ray not only look better, but sound better to!  And you don’t need a fancy-smancy TV to enjoy the benefits of Blu-ray.  The movies look better even on older televisions!

Do you want to see if it is really “Better in Blu-ray?”  Each time you rent a movie at a local Redbox and provide your email address between now and December 31st, you will be entered to win a fabulous Blu-ray Prize Pack which includes a Blu-ray Player AND an entire year’s worth of rentals!

GIVEAWAY

Are you a fan of instant gratification?  Hate to wait till December 31st to see if you won the Better in Blu Sweepstakes?  Well, you don’t have to!!  Thanks to Redbox, one lucky reader will win their very own Blu-ray Prize Pack including a Blu-ray player and a year’s worth of Redbox rentals (ARV $175)!!

How to enter:

1. Visit Redbox and tell me what movie you would rent on Blu-ray first!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

5. Place my blog banner on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 9:00am CST on December 15th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

WINNERS

WOW!  Tons of winners today!  Thanks to everyone who participated!

Nestle Walmart $100 gift card:  Donna B.

Nestle Stouffers:  Kimberly

Nestle Juice Juice:  Deb C.

Nestle TollHouse and $25 Target Gift Card:  Jennifer B.

San Lori:  Michelle H.

Emily Osment:  Laura

Mrs. Butterworth:  Meagain2

Aquaphor: Pamela S.

Wendy’s $5 gift card: Eve

GLEE DVD set:  Debbie S.

Monkey Around Sports:  lulumsu33

Musselman’s:  Patti H.

Redbox:  Loni

Teacup Piggies:  Traci S.

DYMO Label Maker:  Kara P.

Macy’s $25 gift card: Paul D.

Douglas Cuddle Toys: Susan H.

Little Piggy’s House:  Snowflake07

Congrats to all the winners!  You will all be emailed shortly! Please see my winner policy to claim your prize!

Redbox says Thanks a Billion with FREE Rentals!

Around my home, we are trying to tighten up the budget in order to save some money for the holidays.  This means less dinners out and less money for entertainment.  Fortunately, there are several redbox locations near me!  Not familiar with redbox? From a press release:

redboxFor added convenience, customers can visit www.redbox.com to choose their title online and pick it up immediately at the redbox location of their choice. At redbox.com, consumers can select their favorite movies from up to 200 available titles, choose from thousands of redbox locations nationwide for pick-up, and provide valid credit or debit card information to guarantee the title’s availability. Once payment is confirmed, the selected DVDs are held for the customer at the chosen redbox location for 24 hours. Redbox.com leverages real-time inventory data and will provide an alternative location if the selected redbox does not have the title in stock.

Because I have two young daughters, it is no surprise that princess movies are popular on movie night.  So I was thrilled to learn that Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue DVD is available now at 24,000 redbox locations.  We can take this movie home for just $1 to create a fun and inexpensive family experience.  However, even if your family members prefer a more “manly” movie, redbox has a special treat for you!  In celebration of 1 billion movies rented, redbox is giving everyone that rents a movie during the month of  September a free rental!

GIVEAWAY

Do you want to have a redbox family movie night? One reader will receive FIVE free one night rental codes!

How to enter:

1. Visit redbox and tell me what movie you would rent first!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and redbox (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) and @redbox on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook and Redbox on Facebook.

5. Place my blog banner on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on October 12th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

WINNERS

It’s time for more winners! Did you find a four leaf clover?  Is it your lucky day? 

Pampers:  Charlotte

Redbox Free Movie Rentals:  Cassie

Disney Family Prize Pack:  Cynthia

VTech Phone:  Missy

Congrats to all the winners!  You will be emailed shortly. Please respond within 72 hours to claim your prize. 

Thanks to everyone who participated!