I’m excited about the college football season. My team, Oregon State, beat the Wisconsin Badgers a couple of weeks ago. This Saturday, the Beavers open the Pac-12 season with a road game at UCLA. LA is too far for me to drive for a tailgater. Fortunately, the game is on national TV so I’m going to fire up the grill in my backyard. Speaking of tailgaters, I have some tailgating tips (see video above) and a giveaway on my dad blog. I’m giving away a Frito-Lay prize pack worth $75-$100. Yummy!
Long, long time ago in a campus not so far away, I went to college and studied engineering. One of the things I remembered about college was how expensive the textbooks were — especially when you only need the book for a three-month term. How could they charge so much for a text book? By in my time, we didn’t have online options. The best we could do was to to find a used book that had not been highlighted to death. Luckily for students today, there is an online option like Campus Book Rentals. They are a textbook rental company that helps students save money. And thanks to CampusBookRentals.com, I’m giving away a $50 gift certificate on my dad blog.
Good morning, dads and moms. I have a lot to say today. My main topic is about saving for college, but I also want to mention a couple of other things now. First: thanks to Gerber Life Insurance Company, I’m giving a $100 Visa gift card on my dad blog (more about this giveaway later in the post). Second thing: you can win a $1,000 VISA giftcard by uploading a photo of your child to the Project Open Book picture mosaic on the Gerber Life Facebook page (contest ends February 13, 2012). In addition, as part of Project Open Book, Gerber Life will donate a dollar to Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) for each photo uploaded. Reading Is Fundamental provides books to children in underserved communities across the country. RIF is the largest children’s literacy non-profit in America. They motivate children to read by working with them, their parents, and community members to make reading a fun and beneficial part of everyday life.
Hello people. I’m back. After writing reviews and giveaways for the last two months, it feels kinda weird writing about something else. Don’t worry, I will still run giveaways on my dad blog. I know many of you are here mainly for the giveaways. You guys like free stuff. The frugal dad in me likes free stuff too. Anyhow, while I’m waiting to be contacted for another giveaway, I thought I’ll write something useful for dads and moms with kids in college or going to college in the fall. Go Daddy is giving away ten scholarships worth $10,000 each. According to my fifth grader, that’s a total of $100,000. I think that’s also how much a college education will cost annually by the time my kids are ready for college.
When the people over at Barbie emailed me about their “I Can Be” campaign, I wasn’t planning on blogging about voting for Barbie’s next career. After all, this is a manly dad blog, not a girly mom blog. Plus I already blogged about how I was magically changed into a Barbie girl and I really didn’t want to write any more about Barbie.