Legends of Oz Giveaway Winner

Good morning, dads and moms. We just got back from a day trip to the Enchanted Forest. Now I have to do some last minute back-to-shopping. Before I go, I have one giveaway winner announcement. But first, below are the current giveaways running on my dad, movie, and Portland blogs.

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Pairing Frito-Lay with Beach Activities

Going on a trip with Frito-Lay and Skylanders

A couple of weeks ago, the family and I went to the Oregon coast for the day. We packed our beach towels and sand toys, and then drove out to Cannon Beach early in the morning. It was perfect timing because we got there during low tide. We saw marine life that we don’t usually see when we’re at the beach (like a starfish, anemones, crabs, snails, and coral). We had a great time and it was really nice to take another relaxing trip before school starts again. It was also sunny at the beach. My wife thought it was a little windy, but that was great for our kite. Dinner was a bit spendy because Cannon Beach is one of those tourist towns that make most of their money on tourists in the summer. Fortunately, we packed a lunch (sandwiches, snacks from the Frito-Lay variety packs and Pepsi products) to save some money.

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Orkin Fact or Fake Giveaway – win a prize pack

Orkin Scientific Back-to-School prize pack

Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about bugs today. In fact, Orkin is back with their awesome Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake series of famous bug myths. The company is also sponsoring another giveaway on my dad blog. One lucky reader will win an Orkin Scientific Back-to-School prize pack consisting of:

  • Clip-on Fisheye Lens (iPhone, Galaxy, Android compatible)
  • Orkin On-the-Go Drink Tumbler
  • Orkin Drawstring Bag
  • Orkin Field Notes Notebook w/ Pen

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Legends of Oz Giveaway – win the Dorothy’s Return Blu-ray

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, I’m giving away the Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Blu-ray on my dad blog. I have not seen it yet, but I expect a review copy soon. I think my family will like it. We’re fans of Oz. BTW, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return will be released on Blu-ray and DVD next week on August 26th.

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Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go To School! is a Wonderful Book for Young Kids

Princess Cupcake Jones Won't Go To School! - Belle Publishing

Princess Cupcake Jones has a new book coming out. It’s called Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go To School! Belle Publishing sent me a copy of the book for review on my dad blog. In my honest opinion, I think the story is wonderful, I love the illustrations in the book, and the main character makes me smile. Cupcake Jones actually reminds me of my two girls. I’m happy to add the book to our library. Princess Cupcake Jones Won’t Go To School! will be available on September 1st. The 32-page hardcover book is priced at $12.28.

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Summer of Giveaways Sweepstakes – $10,000 in prizes every week

AHS Summer of Giveaways Sweepstakes

On Saturday, I went to the grand opening of a new cabinet and countertop showroom. I love what I saw in the showroom, but a dream kitchen isn’t cheap. That’s why I’m happy to tell you about the Summer of Giveaways Sweepstakes. The contest isn’t hosted on my dad blog, but you can win some great prizes — like a dream kitchen ($25,000 kitchen makeover). Other prizes include a Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Mower, $1,000 Target gift card, and Dyson D65 Vacuum. The deadline to enter is September 29, 2014.

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Hey Arnold! Giveaway – win the 16-disc DVD box set

Hey Arnold! The Complete Series DVD set

I have a great giveaway for fans of the Hey Arnold! TV series. Thanks Shout! Factory and Nickelodeon, a reader of my dad blog will win the Hey Arnold! The Complete Series on DVD. The 16-disc box set includes all 99 big-city adventures from the classic Nickelodeon animated series. The Hey Arnold! The Complete Series DVD box set is available exclusively at Wal-Mart (current price: $26.94). The release date is August 19th, but you can pre-order it now if you can’t wait.

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The Boxtrolls Movie Poster and Trailer

The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls, the latest stop-motion film by Laika Animation Studios, will open in theaters on September 26th. My kids and I can’t wait to see the movie. We loved Coraline and ParaNorman, and Laika’s latest film looks fun too. The graphics above is the official movie poster for Boxtrolls. Continue reading to see the film trailer and synopsis.

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