Last summer, we spent a long weekend at the beach for our 16th anniversary. We had a great time… until we came back home. That’s when we discovered the garage door wouldn’t open. At first we couldn’t figure out why. My wife and I are not exactly garage door experts. The only thing we know about garage doors is that you push the button on the remote to open and close the door. We eventually found the cause of the problem — one of the garage door springs broke. Then we had to quickly track down a professional to fix the spring because the other car was stuck inside. This is actually what this blog post is about: maintaining a garage door and hiring a qualified professional. BTW, thanks to GarageDoorCare.com, I’m giving away a $25 Visa gift card on my dad blog.
Good morning, dads and moms. We’re going to a family reunion today. Before we go, I have one winner announcement this morning. But first, below are the current giveaways on my dad blog.
- Far From the Madding Crowd Blu-ray Giveaway (dad blog, ends 8/12)
- Strawberry Shortcake Berry Tales DVD Giveaway (dad blog, ends 8/14)
- Power Rangers Giveaway (dad blog, starts soon)
Good morning everyone. I’m just writing a quick note about Amazon’s Summer Reading Contest. The grand prize includes something for each family member to enjoy — the newly relaunched Kindle Paperwhite, two Kindle Voyages (Amazon’s most advanced e-reader), three kindle covers, Amazon’s Fire HD Kids Edition tablet (designed specifically for kids with a 2-year worry-free guarantee), a pair of kid’s headphones, a Fire TV, a Fire phone, and a $500 Amazon Gift Card. Awesome, right? I have not entered yet, but my understanding is that all you need to do to enter is submit a photo of your children reading. You better hurry, the contest ends Monday, August 3rd.
Can you believe today is the first day of May and that Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner? According to History.com, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. Revelers in the United States mark the occasion with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing and traditional foods. BTW, check out the video above. Chef Pati Jinich, host of the hit PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table, made it for my dad blog. In the video, she answered some of the questions I had about Avocados from Mexico. Continue reading for some interesting facts about avocados and a fun contest from Avocados from Mexico. The top prize is a $500 cash gift card. I could use that!
A new pizza restaurant opened up in our area. It’s call Pieology. They invited us to a tour and dinner. The pizzas were delicious and quick. One of the things my family enjoyed about the experience is that we could create custom pies and we could actually see them making our pizzas. We also loved the stone fired oven that can bake the pizza in less than three minutes. BTW, Pieology is located in 11 states. If you’re lucky enough to have a Pieology in your city, now’s your chance to win a $40 gift card on my dad blog. Awesome, right?
Has anyone seen The Devil’s Hand yet? The movie was released on iTunes, VOD and in select theaters recently. The film is about six girls born on the same day. One of the girls will eventually become the Devil’s Hand. The film stars Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Rufus Sewell (Dark City), and Adelaide Kane (The CW’s Reign). If you have not see the Devil’s Hand yet, now’s your chance. Thanks to Roadside Attractions, I’m giving away a $15 iTunes giftcard to a reader of my dad blog.
Guess what? We’re going to host a Frito-Lay and Skylanders party to help promote the Frito-Lay and Skylanders “Choose and Name a New Hero” contest. Thanks to a joint promotion between Frito-Lay and Activision, fans can help choose and name a new Skylanders character that will appear in the upcoming video game, Skylanders Trap TeamTM, which will be released in North America on October 5, 2014. My son can’t wait until the new game comes out. He’s a Skylander nut. BTW, if you have a Skylanders fan in your family, you’ll want to enter my giveaway for a prize pack consisting of a Frito-Lay multi-pack and Skylanders merchandise!
Did you know this Saturday (April 26) is National Pretzel Day? To be honest, until recently, I didn’t even know there was a special day for pretzels. My family loves pretzels. Every day is pretzel day at our house. As part of the National Pretzel Day celebration, I’m giving away a Break Happy kit on my dad blog. Thank you Rold Gold! The prize pack consists of six bags of Pretzel Thins, a $25 iTunes gift card, jasmine-scented soy candle and a break happy inspirational poster.
Harris Poll recently conducted a survey for the International Door Association (IDA), which is a trade association consisting of over 2,000 door and access system dealers and installers worldwide. The IDA commissioned the survey because they want homeowners to consider maintenance of their garage door the same way they consider maintenance of their smoke alarms and cars — as a necessity for the overall care and safety of their home. They also want me to share the results of their survey with my readers. And thanks to the International Door Association, I’m giving away a $25 Visa gift card to a reader of my dad blog. BTW, check out the Garage Door Care site to learn about how garage doors work, garage door safety and garage door maintenance.
I have a sweet giveaway today. I really mean it, it’s sweet. Thanks to Snickers, a lucky reader of my dad blog will win a Snickers Movie Prize Pack that includes a $15 Fandango gift card and five Snickers bars. Two great prizes, right? Speaking of Snickers, have you guys seen the newest “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” commercial (see below)? The ad features Godzilla and premiered during the Oscars last Sunday.