Enter to Win TWO Build-a-Bear & Cookies by Design Baskets + a $150 Visa Gift Card

In honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, we’re happy to announce we have a fun giveaway for you guys.  Thanks to Cookies by Design and Conservamom, my readers have a chance to win something cute and cuddly–and a little spending money too!

Build a Bear Giveaway

Every year, Feb. 14 marks the search – or sometimes scramble – for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Whether you plan in advance or do a last-minute dash, stepping outside the traditional gift of flowers with something a little more personalized, loveable – and tasty – can go a long way toward showing your love and affection.

If you’re still on your search, Cookies by Design and Build-A-Bear Workshop can help with an easy and delicious gift idea. Hand-decorated cookie bouquets combined with huggable, adorably outfitted bears are the best of both worlds and make great presents for everyone from your longtime sweetheart or new flame to your favorite kid or kid-at-heart.

Each cookie bouquet is made-to-order and every cookie is decorated by hand – you can even have your custom love note or photo printed right on the cookies!

Build a Bear Valentine's Day


Last-minute gift givers can take advantage of ready-made Build-A-Bear Cookie Baskets, available at all Cookies by Design store locations with nationwide delivery, and specially customized baskets only take an additional day or two to create.

You can stop in at any Cookies by Design location or order online at: http://www.cookiesbydesign.com/build-a-bear-bouquets

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only time you can order these special bouquets, though. Cookies by Design also makes them year-round for birthday, baby, and get well gifts.

Build a Bear & Cookies by Design Gifts

Now for the fun part! Cookies by Design is offering the chance to win two special occasion baskets – one for the winner (you know you want one for yourself!) and one to give away – plus one $150 Visa gift card, which could come in handy for a cozy dinner date. Just fill out the form below for a chance to win. This giveaway is open to US only and ends on 2/9 at 11:59 PM EST. Good luck! [Read more…]

Fight Collagen Loss with mykind Organics Organic Plant Collagen Builder + Giveaway

As you might already know, collagen is the most abundant protein in our body.  It’s in our bones, muscles, skin, and tendons, and it basically holds everything together.  As we age, collagen production declines, and because it’s what gives our skin it’s strength and structure, less collagen generally means more sagging and wrinkles.

Countless beauty products have been developed that claim to boost collagen and make your skin look younger and healthier, but they fall flat on their promises.  If you’re lucky, what you end up with instead is a good (and probably very expensive) moisturizer.  Collagen molecules are simply too large to be absorbed by the skin, so topical application is not the way to go.

mykind Organics Collagen Builder

At this point, supplements might be the first solution that pops into your head.  You’re on the right track, but you might be surprised to learn that whole collagen supplements aren’t absorbed.  Like any other protein, collagen that you ingest gets broken down during the digestive process.  What’s reassembled and put back into your bloodstream is not adequate to keep up with collagen loss.

Your best bet is to follow a diet full of healthy foods like dark, leafy greens and berries that will increase collagen production.  Bone broth will do the trick too, but if you’re vegan, that one poses a bit of a problem.  The key is to get enough of the co-nutrients you need to build collagen.  We don’t always get enough of them in our diets, and that’s where supplements come in.  (I highly suggest cutting out the sugar too.)

Certified Organic Food Blend

mykind Organics Organic Plant Collagen Builder is Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, made only from organic plant foods, and can boost your body’s own natural production of collagen.  Made from over 30 real, nutritious organic, family-farmed whole foods, their Organic Plant Collagen Builder helps restore not only collagen, but keratin and elastin as well.  That’s a magical trio that will lead you down the path to beautiful hair, skin, and nails.

Garden of Life Organic Plant Collagen Builder

Don’t give in to those lines and wrinkles that you see creeping up.  Fight back by getting your body all the nutrients it needs to maintain more youthful skin.  You can find this and other mykind products at stores like Whole Foods and Vitamin Shoppe.  I get mine at Vitacost because they usually have the best price, and they always have excellent customer service.

You could win a bottle of mykind Organics Organic Plant Collagen Builder from Garden of life.  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends.  Good luck!

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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament + NJ Giveaway

Does anyone else feel like their time in the kitchen increases exponentially between Thanksgiving and Christmas? I’m pretty sure mine does. I like cooking for the family, and I really enjoy whipping up cookies and cakes and holiday treats, but sometimes I just need to catch a break.

I recently baked about a million cookies and decided to load my family into the car for dinner rather than stand over that stove another minute. Since it was a Sunday afternoon, instead of shuffling everyone into the nearest restaurant we decided to mix things up and add a little entertainment to our meal. We went straight to the Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ!

Medieval Times Knights

If you’re not familiar with Medieval Times, it’s a fun, family-friendly dinner attraction based on 11th century feasts and tournaments. Guests at the event are offered a delicious four-course banquet and are treated to a jousting tournament between six knights on horses (each seating area cheers for a different knight). The dinner and event last an exciting two hours.

Medieval Times King and Princess

I had been to Medieval Times in the past, but this is the first time I took my children, and it really was an awesome experience for all of us. They loved the meal, but they were completely transfixed with the show. It was the first time they had seen jousting and sword fighting in person, and they were pretty much in heaven. We even bought them some glow swords, and they haven’t stopped playing with them yet. (In fact, I saw a little crossover fight between a sword and a lightsaber yesterday. I love my kids so much). The show even includes live falcons, which is pretty amazing. Honestly, Medieval Times is a great time whether or not you bring the kids. One of my previous visits was for a friend’s birthday party, and she was turning 29. It really is fun for any age or occasion!

Horses at Medieval Times

We had The Royalty Package, which includes tickets to the show, preferred seating, VIP lanyards, a cheering banner, and a knight’s rally towel for each member of our party. These tickets are an extra $12.00 each, but between the great seats and extra goodies, they’re so worth it.

As for the meal, oh my goodness. It truly is a feast! You’ll get a giant serving of roasted chicken (wing, breast, and drumstick), sweet buttered corn on the cob, tomato bisque soup, garlic bread, herb-basted potatoes, pastries, coffee, and two rounds of beverages. All the food is delicious, but I’ll admit we didn’t love the pound cake. By the time dessert was served, though, we were already stuffed anyway.

Medieval Times Dinner

Just a quick note and a mini rant: the experience is set up like an authentic feast in the 11th century, so the meal isn’t served with silverware, which I think is fun. Some people sneak in plastic forks, but I think that kind of ruins things. Enjoy eating chicken with your hands like the rest of the crowd; I mean, how often can you dig into dinner with such reckless abandon? 🙂

The whole family had a blast at Medieval Times, and the kids are already requesting a return visit, so I know we’ll be going back for more food and fun. Hope to see you there!

The Red & Yellow Knight at Medieval Times

Oh, one more thing: right now, Game on Mom readers can grab Medieval Times tickets for a special price! With code MT3629 you can buy adult tickets for $36.95 and children’s tickets (12 and under) for just $29.95. This code is valid through 2/28/2017, so don’t miss your chance to snag this discount. Visit MedievalTimes.com to purchase today.

Enter now to win a 4 pack of tickets to the Lyndhurst, NJ Medieval Times!  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 1/5/17 at 11:59 PM ET.  Good luck!

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My Little Pony: Puzzle Party App & Prize Pack Giveaway

We’ve got good news for all you Equestria fans out there.  Back in October, Hasbro and Backflip Studios (makers of DragonVale and Paper Toss) came out with a brand new My Little Pony game!

My Little Pony Puzzle Party

My Little Pony:  Puzzle Party is a hi-def, match-3 puzzle game featuring hundreds of adventures where players can recruit all of their favorite ponies to use their unique “pony power-ups” to master magical levels throughout Equestria.  All of the “Mane 6” is represented here, and each pony is voiced by the real actor from the Friendship is Magic television series.

My Little Pony: Puzzle Party Game

Puzzle Party is available on both Android and iOS.  They’ll be updating it regularly to offer new challenges and characters from MLP:  Friendship is Magic.  Download it now so you can get started puzzling with Twilight Sparkle, Fluttershy, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Pinkie Pie!

My Little Pony fanaticism is by no means a requirement to play Puzzle Party.  If you enjoy vibrant, fun puzzle games, you’ll fall in love with the challenges and the graphics.  The puzzles really can get complex, so despite the fact that it’s MLP-themed, it probably wouldn’t be much fun for younger kids.  Older kids, young adults, and adults, on the other hand, will be hooked.  Download MLP:  Puzzle Party  now, and see for yourself!

To celebrate the release of this new game, we’re giving away a My Little Pony Puzzle Party Prize Pack!  One lucky Game On Mom reader is going to receive a package that includes:

  • My Little Pony: Puzzle Party Bag
  • My Little Pony Figure
  • Rainbow Dash Headphones
  • My Little Pony Sticker Set

Use the Giveaway Tools form below to enter to win.  Open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 1/5/17 at 11:59 PM ET.  Good luck!

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Teletubbies Snowball DVD & Lullaby Laa-Laa Doll Giveaway!

Surprise:  Teletubbies are back!  If you missed those rascals, you’ll be happy to learn you can find them in an updated series featuring new elements like the Tubby Phone and Touch-Screen Tummies.  I can’t believe that it’s been almost 20 years since Teletubbies took the world by storm, and I bet a lot of you were fans back then.  Heck, even I had a Po doll, and I was long past their target age.

Now you can introduce your own little cuties to the wonders of Teletubby land with a brand new DVD that was just released by DHX Media on December 13th.

Teletubbies Snowball DVD

About the DVD

Teletubbies:  Snowball.  It’s a cold day in Teletubbyland, and snow falls on the Teletubbies!  Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, and Po as they find big snowballs, dance with a snowman, and watch children make a caterpillar out of snow.  The DVD contains six new episodes, including ‘Snowball’, along with two special bonus features.

Bonus Features

  • Sing-Along with the Teletubbies: “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”
  • Behind the Scenes Featurette for Grown Ups


Courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, you have a chance to win the just-released DVD and a super cute Lullaby Laa-Laa doll!  Just enter via the Giveaway Tools form below.  Open to US residents who are 18 or older.  Ends 1/3/17 at 11:59 PM ET.  Good luck!

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