Entries from July 29, 2012 - August 4, 2012


Win $25,000 Cash for Your School + More

3M has just released an amazing new sweeps! Enter your essay and your school could win:

  • $25,000 cash
  • $20,000 in 3M products
  • A visit from 3M Visiting Wizards

Discover the secrets behind the magic of science with the 3M Visiting Wizards! Through engaging educational demonstrations and hands-on experiments, the 3M Visiting Wizards get kids excited about science and technology. Chemistry, air pressure, sound, music — you’ll be entertained with the fun behind the facts!

Enter here, good luck!


EXPIRED-Sam's Club: Free Weekend: Aug.3-5, 2012




Stop by Sam’s Club August 3-5, 2012 for their Get In Free Weekend. Non-members are able to enjoy the same prices as members during this special weekend.


Martha Stewart: Win KitchenAid Prizes

Enter daily to win KitchenAid prizes from Martha Stewart.


Overstock.com: Win a $500 Gift Card

Overstock.com has just released a new sweeps! You could win daily prizes, like a new desk and chair set or the grand prize of a $500 Overstock.com gift card! Enter daily until Aug.10th!


Ziploc: Win Gift Packs, Cash and More

Ziploc is giving one lucky school $20,000 in Box Tops!

Plus, once a week, Ziploc will give away $1000 in Box Tops to a lucky school! Plus, 4 instant winners a day will receive $25 cash. They are also giving away Ziploc gift packs! Enter here, good luck!


Zulily: Win $100 Cash- Pinterest Contest

Zulily has just released a new Pinterest contest! You could win $100 cash!

  • Create a pinboard called ”Kids’ Fall Essentials”
  • Pin one of our Fall Essentials pinables to your board
  • Pin at least 20 kids’ fall essentials from zulily
  • Include #zulily and #fall in the caption of each pin
  • Submit your board’s URL and keep pinning until the contest ends on 8/10

Contest Rules

You must follow zulily on Pinterest to enter.

If you don’t have a Pinterest account, request an invite by emailing contests@zulily.com.

You must pin one of our contest pinables to your ”Kids’ Fall Essentials” board.

Each pin must include #zulily and #fall.

Only one board per person will be eligible for entry.

Our judges will choose the winner based on originality, style and adherence to the guidelines.

Contest begins 8/3 at 12am pdt and ends 8/10 at 11:59pm pdt.

Winners will be announced 8/24.


Free Family Events This Weekend

A.C. Moore
On Saturday, 8/4 from 1PM-3PM, stop by A.C. Moore for a FREE Lion Brand Tweed Stripes Demonstration. Also, stop by on Wed., 8/8 from 1PM-3PM where kids can make a FREE Sticky Mosaics Blinglets Bracelet. Go here for more details.

Bank of America Museums on Us
Present your Bank of America card at participating Museums, Zoos, Science Centers, Botanical Gardens, and more this weekend for FREE admission. Go here for more details and to find participating events near you.

The Disney Store Summer Play Days
Stop by the Disney Store for in-store events each day through August 26th. Attend 4 events and receive a special gift! Visit or call your local Disney Store for specific event times and details! *Minimum age for participation is 3 years. While supplies last. Event limited per session based on store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. 

Go here to sign up for a FREE Music & Play class from Gymboree. Keep in mind this is available in select areas only, go here to see if there’s a participating location near you.

Home Depot

On Saturday, 8/4 from 10AM-11:30AM attend a FREE workshop on How to Install Tile.  Go here for more details. And from 1PM-2:30PM on 8/4, attend a FREE workshop on Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation & Wood Refinishing. Go here for more details. Also, on Sunday, 8/5 from 1PM-2:30PM attend a FREE Workshop on Installing Window Treatments. Go here for more details.

Lakeshore Learning Store
On Saturday, 8/4 from 11AM-3PM, kids can make a FREE Friendship Day Trophy!  Go here for more details.

Lowe’s Build & Grow
Sign up now for the Shrek Dragon Ride Workshop on Saturday 8/11 at 10AM or Sunday 8/12 at 2PM. You can also sign up for the Shrek Onion Carriage Workshop on Saturday 8/25 at 10AM or Sunday 8/26 at 2PM.

On Saturday 8/4 from 1PM-2PM, attend a FREE Halloween Lace Skull Demo (adults only). And on Sunday 8/5 from 1PM-2PM, attend a FREE I-Magicut Ribbon Demo (adults only). Go here for more details.


In My Mailbox: Aug.3, 2012

Here are the treats I received in my mailbox recently!

  • Fancy Feast sample, included a sample and coupon for buy 3, get 1 free
  • Nescafe coffee sample
  • Biotrue contact solution
  • Honey Nut Cheerios from General Mills
  • Kotex kit from Walmart
  • Schick razor from Walmart
  • Simple Granola bar

What treats have you received lately?