Posts Tagged ‘giveaway’

Week End Wrap Up

March 4, 2011

Happy Friday! What do you and your families have planned for the weekend? If shopping is on your agenda, you’ll want to read below to and find out how to enter a $35 CSN gift certificate. Here are some other activities to consider:

Remember you can check out the East Sacramento Mom calendar page any day of the week to find local family-friendly activities that are cheap or *FREE*!

If you’ll allow me one more suggestion for something to do on Saturday, I’ll leave you with these five words: Cupcake Day at Ginger Elizabeth. Meyer Lemon Meringue. Enough said.

Now, to enter the giveaway for a $35 gift certificate to CSN’s family of online stores, simply leave a comment below telling us what you’re doing this weekend. The gift certificate can be used at any of CSN’s stores but will not apply to shipping. The contest will be open until midnight on Thursday, March 10th and the winner will be announced next Friday, the 11th. Good luck and enjoy the weekend with your families!

We’ll see you there!

Last day to enter the GIVEAWAY!

February 17, 2011

Just a quick reminder that you have until midnight tonight to comment on THIS POST and enter to win one of THESE PRIZES. I know, it’s confusing to have to click on two separate links. If you’d like a video visual aid showing the items you can win, check out THIS LINK. Yes, you’ll get to see me, East Sac Mom June, towering over Deirdra Fitzpatrick as well. Good times.

Good luck!

KCRA 3 on 58 + a GIVEAWAY

February 10, 2011

As I mentioned yesterday, in just a few short minutes I’ll be on KCRA’s morning show (which airs on channel 58) sharing hassle-saving and money-saving items with KCRA viewers. If you’ve stumbled across East Sacramento Mom as a result of the segment, welcome! You can learn a little bit about the contributors by clicking HERE.

So, not only did I get to share some cool items with you, you have the opportunity to WIN them! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below telling us what product you’d most like to win. If you missed the KCRA feature, you can click HERE to read about each of the products. Make sure to leave an email address so we can contact you if you win. The giveaway will run until midnight on Thursday, February 17th and winners will be announced on Friday, the 18th.

The contest is open to anyone with an U.S. address and please, only one entry per person.

Check back tomorrow for the Week End Wrap Up post, and if you’re doing anything fun this weekend and want to share, be sure to email us at eastsacmom{at}gmail{dot}com. If you need ideas, check out the East Sac Mom calendar page.

We’ll see you there!

Week End Wrap Up + a WINNER

December 10, 2010

Better late than never, right? Thank you for all the comments on this month’s giveaway post! If I got to choose a winner based on my favorite comment, the $35 CSN gift certificate would go to Debbie, whose family finds a rutabaga in one of their stockings each year. How much fun is that?! Alas, according to, Mariah is our winner. Congratulations!

For everyone else, what are your weekend plans? If you have a break from your gingerbread house decorating, holiday treat baking, and Christmas light seeing, check out the East Sac Mom calendar for ideas.

We’ll see you there!

Week End Wrap Up + a GIVEAWAY

December 3, 2010

The countdown is in full swing. 22 days until Christmas. How much of your shopping list is crossed off? Are you making gifts this year? Any tips on what you do to make the holidays more affordable or focus less on the season and more on the reason? Do tell. Leave us a comment or send us an email at eastsacmom{at}gmail{dot}com.

If you need a kick-start on your shopping, check out the CSN family of stores. They’d even like to give one East Sac Mom reader a $35 gift certificate to spend on any item (does not cover shipping). Guys are sometimes so difficult to shop for, how about a new suitcase for his business trips? I just got my little guy some new Melissa & Doug play food to stick in his stocking from CSN. No matter who you have to shop for or what you’re looking for, there is bound to be one of CSN’s 200 online stores that has it.

To enter to win the $35 CSN gift certificate, leave us a comment telling us your favorite holiday tradition. Enter by 11:59pm on Thursday, December 9 and the winner will be announced Friday, December 10. Good luck!

What are you and your families doing this weekend? Check out the East Sacramento Mom calendar page (there’s a link on the right hand side of the page there –>) for ideas.

We’ll see you there!

Week End Wrap Up + a GIVEAWAY

October 8, 2010

Happy Friday! After the cooler temperatures we’ve had this week I can officially accept that it is October. Time to decorate for fall and make a trip to the pumpkin patch. What are you and your families up to this weekend? Here are a few suggestions to get you inspired…

Now then, if there’s any chance your weekend will not include children at some point, this month’s giveaway hints at some suggestions for fun, *FREE* activities just for East Sac moms and dads…

K-Y Brands has generously offered Kissable Sensations for 5 East Sac Moms (or Dads). We were given a chance to review Kissable Sensations before agreeing to extend the giveaway to ESM followers (sometimes we have make sacrifices to bring our readers nothing but the best… 😉 Let me just say, you will thank me if you win. Here is a little bit from K-Y:

For more play during foreplay. Take time to explore and stimulate each other’s body. Enjoy the sensual, arousing pleasure of foreplay with decadent chocolate and refreshing strawberry sensations for the body. Together, share a fun, delicious, multi-sensory head to toe experience – Enjoy foreplay like never before. Shown in a clinical study to increase anticipation and desire for intimacy.

Let’s be honest, as parents we need all the help we can get. As I shared before, 5 commenters will win a set of K-Y Kissable Sensations. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post with the answer to this question: What is one thing you make time to do when you are child-free? It can be for a weekend, an evening, or even an hour. Oh, and feel free to use an alias in your comments if that’s more comfortable for you (“June” is not my real name, after all). As long as you include an email address or a way for us to reach you, that works for us.

One entry per email address. Contest runs through 11:59PM on Thursday, October 14 and winners will be chosen at random and announced Friday, October 15.

Good luck!

Week End Wrap Up + a GIVEAWAY!

September 3, 2010

It’s Labor Day weekend, what are your plans? This East Sac Mom is headed out-of-town, but if you’re staycationing this year there are plenty of events and activities to keep your families entertained. Check out the East Sac Mom calendar page for the full list!

In addition to getting a three-day weekend, you also get an opportunity in the next week to win a cool giveaway hosted by CSN Stores! There is literally something for everyone within the CSN family of stores, from gorgeous new kitchen tables for mom, to a shiny new grill for dad, or (one of my favorites) a sweet wheely bug for your toddler.

CSN Stores makes online shopping easy with their partnership of over 200 stores. Since it’s already September, are you beginning to think Christmas shopping? Check out their deals as you make your lists. Here are a few of my favorite things…

Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug Bee Ride-On Toy

Blomus Cioso Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle Holder


BowHaus Modern Pet Crate DenHaus

To enter to win a $40 gift certificate to the CSN family of stores, all you have to do is comment on this post. A winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, September 10. The contest closes at 11:59PM on Thursday, September 9, 2010. Good luck!

Enjoy your long weekend. 🙂

We’ll see you there!

Week End Wrap Up + a WINNER

August 13, 2010

What a busy week we’ve had! Did you make it to any story times? Farmers markets? Mommy & Me Day at Raley Field? Maybe an ArtBeast class or two? East Sac Mom would love to share your activities and experiences with other moms, send us a picture or two with your review to eastsacmom{at}gmail{dot}com.

As for this week, check the East Sac Mom Calendar Page to find out what’s going on in the area. Now onto our WINNER!

If your name is Meg V. you will be enjoying date night (or girls night out, perhaps) courtesy of McCormick & Schmick’s! Congratulations and if you didn’t win, head over to McCormick & Schmick’s downtown and take advantage of their $5 movie ticket offer before September 30.

We’ll see you there!

Week End Wrap Up + a GIVEAWAY!

August 6, 2010

August is one of the busiest months for fun, *FREE*, family friendly activities and events in East Sacramento. Take advantage of one of the last few weekends of summer (at least, summer vacation from school) and enjoy one of the following…


After spending all summer entertaining your kids from sun up to sun down, could you use a date night? Now through September 30, McCormick & Schmick’s is offering $5 movie tickets you can add to your bill, with the purchase of an entrée at their restaurant. Personally, I haven’t been to the movie theater in… I can’t even remember… but I know how expensive it has become. This is the perfect excuse to splurge (maybe even make it a girls night and you won’t have to get a sitter– thanks, East Sac Dad) and get out of the house without having to pack a bag full of extra diapers, baby wipes and Goldfish crackers!

McCormick & Schmick’s even wants to help one East Sac Mom (or dad) out by offering a complimentary $25 gift certificate toward their night on the town.

Bringing the freshest seafood to Sacramento, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant is located at the historical Elks Club Building in downtown Sacramento – just minutes from the Convention Center and Arco Arena, as well as near a number of theaters.  Whether you are a local or a visitor, enjoy a delicious, specially prepared meal combined with impeccable service and meticulous attention to detail.  Come to McCormick & Schmick’s and experience seafood dining at its finest!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite East Sacramento activity or event is! The contest closes at midnight on Thursday, August 12 and a winner will be selected at random and announced next Friday. Good luck!


July 20, 2010

In case you missed it, or you know me and just want to watch it again and laugh, HERE is the East Sacramento Mom segment on FOX news from yesterday.

The FOX 40 crew was so much fun to work with and they made the whole experience easy. As I mentioned during the segment and last week’s Week End Wrap Up, you have the opportunity today to *WIN* some of these items! First, here are the descriptions of the kids’ travel and summer gear East Sac Mom got to test out, as well as our impressions of each one.

SillyBibs ($8.99)

Silly Bibs are 100% silicone bibs, a non-toxic alternative to the various plastic and vinyl bibs on the market. 11 different shaped styles, including Hippo, Elephant, Frog, Tiger, Cow, Shark and more, make SillyBibs the cutest and most fun bibs on the market. Each SillyBib has an adjustable neck and nifty crumb-catching pocket. Can be safely washed in the dishwasher or easily wiped clean. Rolls up for easy storage. 100% silicone lets parents rest assured their child is not being exposed to lead, BPA, phthalates, latex or PVC, as with other products on the market. For children 6 months and up.

These are our family’s favorite bibs now! SillyBibs are everything they say they are– easy to clean, adjustable for pretty much any neck size, and was effective even when my toddler was feeding himself yogurt! No kidding. I removed the bib and discovered that it had caught every last drop. Rinse and done. 

The Snack Trap ($4.99)

The Snack-Trap is a child feeding product (designed for toddlers/kids ages 1-5) that minimizes wasted snacks and saves associated clean up time while promoting the development of self-feeding skills among infants. Consists of an attractive, colorfully imprinted, tip-resistant, handled cup that allows toddlers to grasp and hold the cup themselves with a unique, patent-pending lid with slits that allow toddlers to see and retrieve food with ease themselves but automatically closes when the toddlers remove their hand. Available by calling 248-828-7460 or at retailers throughout North America.

We would have saved literally boxes of Cheerios and bags of dried fruit if we had been using these cups all along. Some of them even have suction cups on the bottom so you can attach them to a stroller or high chair tray, or to a table if you’re out at a restaurant. The Snack Trap will make you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Baby B’Air ($34.95)

Baby B’Air is the only safety solution for lap held children while traveling in an airplane. FAA-approved. The Baby B’Air is the perfect solution for all babies, securing them safely to their parent so that both baby and parent are comfortable and there is no potential for baby falling. The Baby B’Air is worn by the infant like a vest. Constructed of 100% cotton and comfortable to wear for baby, the Baby B’Air is used by simply connecting it to the seat belt of the adult. The baby can then he held, fed and even changed while both parent and child remain securely fastened in their seat. The baby is more comfortable than they would be in a baby seat, but is just as securely fastened and unable to fall or pull away.

Oh, how I wish I had known about the Baby B’Air when I was a new mother flying for the first time with my 3 month-old. I’m sure the look on my face when the flight attendant told me that my soundly sleeping infant would need to be removed from his Baby Bjorn was one of sheer horror. “But, he’s sleeping! You want me to risk waking up a sleeping newborn because I can’t have him attached to me on the plane???” If you plan on boarding an airplane with a child who is going to sit on your lap, save yourself the trouble and invest in the Baby B’Air. You’ll thank me.

The AquaJogger Junior ($25.95)

The AquaJogger Junior is a fantastic in-water device that allows kids who are not yet proficient swimmers play water games. The AquaJogger Junior is worn like a belt and comfortably suspends the child wearing it at shoulder level, allowing her/him to breathe normally and move freely while performing a wide variety of water activities. Contoured to fit a child’s body, and both fully adjustable and secure, the AquaJogger Junior is easy to use and comfortable. Includes a Splash Club Handbook featuring water games, swimming tips, and safety information. For ages 3 and up. The AquaJogger Junior can be purchased at retail stores nationwide.

Okay, at first I had to laugh. I had visions of swim classes for the elderly when I saw the AquaJogger Junior. Then I had a friend whose child is taking swim lessons tell me the swim instructor uses AquaJogger Juniors to help the kids learn to swim! It makes perfect sense. Young swimmers are more confident while wearing it and can focus more on learning the skills rather than fight to stay afloat. As soon as my little guy is old enough for swimming lessons we’ll be taking advantage of the AquaJogger Junior.

Treasure Chest Pets ($19.99)

Treasure Chest Pets are the first and only organizers that make putting things away fun and a great way for kids to keep their special things safe. Designed to look like cuddly stuffed animals, each TC Pet has a magnetic, detachable, pillowy stuffed animal head and stuffed animal bodies that contain external and internal compartments for organizing and storing children’s (and grownups!) treasures. Treasure Chest Pets are a great way for kids to keep their special things safe. Six different stuffed animal designs to choose from in 3 three different styles – Accessory Chest Dog and Accessory Chest Pig have a hidden drawer and two secret pockets on the outside, along with secret pockets in both ears. Treasure Chest Monkey and Treasure Chest Cow have one gigantic pocket inside that opens like a treasure chest. Media Chest Bear and Media Chest Horse have a secret pocket inside the head and 3 compartments in the body to store CDs, DVDs, speakers/cables, MP3 player and more.

While my son is a bit too young to appreciate the hidden storage pockets in the Treasure Chest Pet, he did enjoy pulling the head apart from the body and laying on it. I can see this as being helpful for travel. School-aged kids can keep their iPod, crayons, whatever, in the body and when they aren’t using those items they can rest their head on the pillow part and their feet on the body. Now that I think about it, I could probably use one for myself.

There you have it! Five Real Mom Reviews of some pretty neat travel and recreation kids gear. Questions? Leave a comment or email me at eastsacmom{at}gmail{dot}com.  Have your own review of any of these items? Do tell! Now then, on to the good stuff. As a reward for getting to the end of this post, you have the chance to win the following:

  • Baby B’Air – toddler size
  • AquaJogger Junior & Splash Club Handbook
  • Treasure Chest Pet – Accessory Chest Pig

To enter, just leave a comment below telling us WHICH item you’d like to win, along with your favorite East Sacramento summer activity.  The giveaway closes at 11:59PM on Thursday, July 22 and winners will be selected at random and announced on Friday, July 23. There will be THREE winners, one winner for each item. I have to also let you know that I was not compensated in any way by the makers of any of the products or by FOX 40. They did send me samples of the items to test out and review– I did, and that’s why I’m not giving away the SillyBibs or Snack Traps (unless you really want used stuff with my kid’s bite marks all over it…)

Thank you for your continued support of East Sacramento Mom, and for your comments and emails– we truly do love hearing from other East Sac Moms (and dads) in our community.