July 23, 2014

Chelsea Clinton at Disney Junior's "Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good" NYC Event


Disney Junior's "Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good," tour, a seven city pro-social event will stop in New York THIS Friday, July 25, 2014! But that's not all. Chelsea Clinton will be a special guest speaking during this tour stop!

Chelsea Clinton at Disney Junior's Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good NYC Event

For this stop only, special guest Chelsea Clinton, who leads the "Day of Action" program for The Clinton Foundation, which seeks to create service opportunities and mobilize thousands of volunteers to give back to their communities, will be on-hand to speak to attendees about the importance of youth community service. She will take the stage around 8:30 a.m., so make sure to get there early to hear her.

The Disney Junior's "Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good," tour is in collaboration with a variety of non-profit organizations, which encourages young kids and their families to get involved in giving back to their communities. The event will engage kids in positive actions that benefit others through the benevolent characters and stories in Disney Junior's popular series "Sofia the First" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates."

Each tour stop will include opportunities to create a storybook at "First Book's Jake and Sofia's Storytelling Maze," share acts of kindness or service at home or school in "YSA's Enchancia Castle," participate in the "ASPCA's Sofia's Animal Friends" activities, engage in interactive lessons of environmental conservation in the "National Wildlife Federation's Jake's Beach Treasures" and to pledge continued service at the "Forever Tree."

Each "Pirate and Princess: Power of Doing Good" event will culminate with a musical celebration, hosted by Radio Disney, featuring special live appearances by Jake and Sofia.

The tour schedule includes the following:
  • Thursday, July 17 (8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) in Philadelphia at the Please Touch Museum
  • Monday, July 21 (8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) in Washington D.C. at The Yards Park
  • Friday, July 25 (8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) in New York City at Riverbank State Park
  • Wednesday, July 30 (8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) in Chicago (Joliet, IL) at Joliet Memorial Stadium
  • Monday, August 4 (8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) in Houston (Sugar Land, TX) at Oyster Creek Park
  • Monday, August 11 (8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) in the San Francisco Bay Area (Hayward, CA) at Kennedy Park
  • Friday, August 15 (8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) and Saturday, August 16 (11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) in Los Angeles (Pasadena, CA) at Kidspace Children's Museum
Designed for kids and families, the tour is sponsored by Disney Junior, ASPCA, Youth Service America (YSA), National Wildlife Federation and First Book.

Tickets are required BUT they are free to the public and available now at www.disneyjunior.thundertix.com


Giveaway: Mike the Knight: Dragon Stories DVD


Is your child a fan of Mike the Knight? Then they'll enjoy his latest journey when Mike the Knight embarks on exciting adventures throughout Glendragon with his fire-breathing friends, Sparkie and Squirt in Dragon Stories released on DVD July 22, 2014 from NCircle Entertainment and HIT Entertainment.

Mike the Knight: Dragon Stories DVD

The Mike the Knight: Dragon Stories DVD ($6.99) featuring eight adventure-filled episodes of fun and humorous tales of adventure, friendship and courage, young knights and wizards-in-training will want to watch again and again!

DVD SYNOPSIS

Every knight-in-training needs their merry band of friends and Mike is no exception! Mike’s best friends are Sparkie and Squirt; a pair of friendly, funny and quirky dragons. In this collection of eight exciting adventures, Sparkie and Squirt summon their bravery and special skills to help Mike with his knightly missions: investigating strange noises, facing monsters and camping in the great outdoors! No challenge is too great for this courageous trio… as long as they stick together.

Episodes include:
  • “Mike the Knight and The Dragon Squires”
  • “Mike the Knight and The Scary Noise”
  • “Mike the Knight and The Real Dragon”
  • “Mike the Knight and Sparkie’s Amazing Thing”
  • “Mike the Knight and Squirt’s Story”
  • “Mike the Knight and The Monster”
  • “Mike the Knight and The Special Sign”
  • “Mike the Knight and The Knightly Campout”
Through comedy and adventure, the Mike the Knight series transports kids to a world of castles, dragons, and trolls. Kids accompany Mike on knightly missions, where they learn problem-solving, self-confidence, and how to do the right thing. Mike the Knight airs on Nick Jr. in the US.

For more information, please visit www.miketheknight.com and follow Mike on Facebook www.facebook.com/miketheknightofficial


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July 21, 2014

Dora and Friends: Into the City Series Debuts Aug 18, 2014 on Nickelodeon


Recently we received a very nice card and info packet announcing Dora and Friends: Into the City!, a brand-new animated preschool series with new friends and a new interactive curriculum, premiering in primetime Monday, Aug. 18, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Dora and Friends Into the City Series on Nickelodeon

Dora and Friends: Into the City! will be a half-hour series (20 episodes) featuring Dora living in a city and attending school. Set in the fictional city of Playa Verde, Dora and her friends go on adventures, whether it’s rescuing a lost stuffed monkey for a little boy in the hospital or returning a ring to an ancient Mayan Princess.

Dora and Friends Into the City Series on Nickelodeon
Dora and Friends Into the City Series on Nickelodeon

Throughout her journeys, Dora uses Map App on her smartphone and a magical charm bracelet to navigate the city and overcome any obstacle.

In the new series, Dora has a group of new friends–Kate, Naiya, Emma, Alana and Pablo, who share her passion for learning and exploring.

Meet Dora’s new friends:
  • Kate - an avid reader who is dramatic and artistic.
  • Naiya - a smart girl who excels at math and science.
  • Emma - an accomplished musician with a drive to be the best.
  • Alana - an athletic, confident soccer player and animal lover.
  • Pablo - a smart, playful, energetic athlete and explorer.

Kayta Thomas as Emma on Dora and Friends Into the City Series on Nickelodeon

While I'm excited about meeting all of Dora's new friends, I'm just a little more excited about Emma, who's voiced by Kayta Thomas a featured dancer in The Gloria Eve Dance Company in New York where she recently performed in productions of The Lion King and The Little Mermaid.

While Kayta is of African American decent, her character Emma has Latin friends, just like me! I really like that multicultural element and look forward to watching Emma, Dora and the other friends.

At Dora and Friends on Nickelodeon’s award-winning website, NickJr.com, kids and parents can:
  • Play Dora and Friends games, including the new “Dora and Friends It’s Concert Day” game, where they meet Dora’s new friends, discover her city and help everyone get ready for a big concert.
The series premiere episode will be on NickJr.com, as well as available for streaming and download on iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Sony, Vudu, Nook and Fios Flex View the day after air.

Created by Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes (Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!), the series will regularly air weekdays during the preschool block on Nickelodeon.

To learn more, visit - www.nickjr.com/dora-and-friends


Movie Mon: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer and Motion Posters #TMNTMOVIE


Opening in theaters on August, 8th is the newest TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES movie and it's sure to be a hit with the fans.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.



Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by PETER LAIRD and KEVIN EASTMAN with a Screenplay by JOSH APPELBAUM & ANDRÉ NEMEC and EVAN DAUGHERTY, Producer MICHAEL BAY (the blockbuster Transformers franchise) and director JONATHAN LIEBESMAN (Wrath of the Titans) bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, into the 21st century.

You can also Watch the Turtles in action with four new motion posters!
To learn more about the movie, visit - www.teenagemutantninjaturtlesmovie.com
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Trailer Free Movie Ticket Offer at Samsung Experience Shops #Mockingjay


Lionsgate and Samsung have teamed up for a collaboration that will launch with all fans getting a sneak peek of the film’s first official teaser trailer, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, exclusively on Samsung’s new Galaxy TabS ahead of its online release.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer Free Movie Ticket Offer at Samsung Experience Shops

In a first-of-its-kind experience, fans will have the opportunity to preview the highly-anticipated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 trailer on the Galaxy Tab S at an exclusive premiere in San Diego during Comic-Con on Friday, July 25.

For those outside San Diego, beginning Saturday, July 26 through Sunday, July 27, fans can visit participating Samsung Experience Shops within Best Buy locations nationwide throughout the weekend to preview the trailer. Samsung will also provide visitors that view the trailer at Samsung Experience Shops one complimentary ticket to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 when it opens in theaters worldwide on November 21, while supplies last.

Additionally, owners of select Galaxy devices* will have the opportunity to download the all-new Hunger Games Movie Pack App, via Google Play™ for access to exclusive content from The Hunger Games franchise.

"We’re thrilled to be partnering on Mockingjay 1 with a company that has the global stature of Samsung and whose innovative technologies touch every aspect of consumers’ lives around the world," said Paula Kupfer, SVP of Consumer Products & Licensing at Lionsgate. "They are a perfect fit with our franchise, and together we envision unlimited opportunities for expanding the world of The Hunger Games in exciting and visionary ways."


The Hunger Games Movie Pack App:

As part of the collaboration, The Hunger Games Movie Pack App will be available to download for free on select Samsung devices* beginning July 28, via Google Play. The app will give Galaxy owners access to exclusive Hunger Games content, including scripts, book excerpts, video clips and more.

Galaxy Tab S owners will have the opportunity to download the first two Hunger Games films for free, in addition to receiving all the exclusive content through the app. Samsung will continue to deliver exclusiveHunger Games content to Galaxy owners through the app leading up to the film’s premiere on November 21, 2014 *

Samsung, Galaxy, Galaxy S, and Galaxy Tab are all registered trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
*The Hunger Games Movie Pack App will be available to download for free on the Galaxy Tab S, Galaxy Note Pro, Galaxy Tab Pro, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 starting July 28.
*Limit to 200,000 downloads per movie. Available through December 31, 2014.


July 17, 2014

Monster 500 Toy Characters, Playsets & App Game Review #Monster500 #Sponsored


Christmas came early for my son recently. Or maybe it's better to say Halloween. We received to review some very scary play sets from Monster 500, a unique line of collectible monster characters, vehicles and freaky play sets.

Monster 500 collectible line monster characters, vehicles and play sets

Note: I am a Monster 500 Blog Ambassador. This post is part of a sponsored campaign. I received compensation for my participation, but my review and opinions are my own.

Like most little boys, my son find gross things like slime and goo fascinating. Add in some monsters on wheels he's even more excited. So you know the Monster 500 toy line is a good fit.

The Monster 500 line features fiendish monster characters driving small and large vehicles, plus two fabulously play sets. The characters marry a child’s love of cars with the ghoulish and gross—the perfect combo! Each vehicle aligns with the Monster 500 app, which allows fans to bring their favorite monster characters to life in an action-packed racing game.

I'll share more about the Monster 500 app after this break down of the toys we received and our thoughts.

Monster 500 Graveyard Gauntlet Track Set
Monster 500 Graveyard Gauntlet Track Set

Monster 500 Graveyard Gauntlet Track Set - Little racers will enjoy the ultra ghoulish action this spooky set has to offer. It’s a battle to the finish line for kids, as they press down on the starting skull to begin! With one included vehicle, Drac Attack, and compatible with any small Monster 500 vehicle, daredevils can send their cars racing past the pendulum of peril and into the jaws of doom of the eye-popping, giant skull. A checkered flag will rise to signal the winner. No batteries required. Track Set is available at Toys ‘R’ Us for $19.99

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This playset was my son's favorite. He enjoyed racing the cards against each other down the long track. The playset comes in pieces that slide together to make the tracks. It's meant to be played from a high surface like a table. It comes with a skull clamp on section, which is easy to put on and take off.

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But I have to warn it's a really long track. So for parents with limited space, there's the option to make the track smaller and just use on the floor. I like that this track has versatility for play time.

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Monster 500 Toxic Terror Trap Playset - Unleash the fiendish fury! Kids and kids at heart will enjoy the twisting, toxic, monster action this ghoulish playset has to offer. With one included character, Evil Clownevil, kids can smash through the doors of the freaky factory and topple the toxic, terrorizing monster, while avoiding being gobbled by the mutant gator all at the same time. Then, cars can be placed on the elevator before the hazmat mutant brings each vehicle up again. Compatible with all small Monster 500 vehicles. 3 “AA” batteries required (not included). Playset is available at Toys ‘R’ Us for $34.99


This playset was my favorite because of the interactive options. The set was easy to put together and use. My son enjoyed loading the cars up the ramp to the elevator and then watching them "speed" down the track. From there the toxic monster would flip forward. As if that wasn't scary enough there was also the "snapping" alligator and scary sounds.

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Monster 500 Small Vehicles - Kids can collect each of the 10 fast and freaky Monster 500 character, 3-inch diecast vehicles, which are available in a single or 3-pack. Every car comes with a trading card. Each trading card has a Monster 500 Code that unlocks a monster car in the FREE Monster 500™ Racing App. No batteries required. Vehicles are available individually at Toys ‘R’ Us for $4.99 or in the 3-pack for $14.99.

These scary little vehicles are a fun and great travel item. They small enough to carry in pockets for some take along racing fun.

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Monster 500 Large Vehicles - For even bigger action, mini daredevils will love collecting each of the 4 large Monster 500 vehicles standing 4 inches high and 5 inches long, including Zoom Zombie, CrocPot, Lead Foot and Flattop Frank. With the touch of a button, scary-good lights and sounds are activated on each vehicle for additional fabulously freaky fun. 3 “AG13” batteries required (included). Cars are available at Toys ‘R’ Us for $14.99.

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The lights and sounds on these larger vehicles are going to entertain kids for a while. The size is good for in house races alone or with friends.

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The Monster 500 RacIng App - Join the battle for Monster 500 supremacy in this frighteningly fast racing app. Fight other monsters as you navigate the death-defying tracks to the finish. Pick up weapons, avoid toxic spills and other creepy obstacles as you race. The App is FREE at the App Store and Google play.

So I have to give a little warning here. The app download is on the larger side and will take up space on your smartphone. I suggest you download to a table for use or make sure you have enough memory to use the app. Once downloaded make sure to calibrate so you can drive along the races smoothly.

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Once your all set up, you can use the code to from the cards found in the vehicles or playsets to unlock a monster car to use in the game. Then you can customize your racer before hitting the tracks.

The game itself is a straight forward racing games. Kids will enjoy seeing their favorite monsters "speeding" down the course collection points and trying to beat the other monsters to the finish line.

As you can see from the characters, vehicles, playsets and app tie in, The Monster 500 line is a fun and affordable gift for kids 3 and up filled with features kids will enjoy.

To learn more about the Monster 500 line, visit - www.monster500.com


Giveaway: Silver Dolphin Books New Apps for Totally Monster and Pretend & Play Book Series


This summer Silver Dolphin Books launched six new interactive apps based on their popular Totally Monster and Pretend & Play book series, created in partnership with Skyreader Media Inc. The new immersive and interactive e-books for ages 5 and under, provide next generation storytelling featuring bright bold colors, fun animations, and great audio!

Silver Dolphin Books New Apps for Totally Monster and Pretend & Play Book Series

  • Totally Monster: Best Friends, hard back book (SRP: $12.95), and free app code ($0.99)
  • Pretend and Play: On the Farm, hard back book (SRP $12.95), and free app code (0.99)

Silver Dolphin Books Totally Monster App series

The Totally Monster App series includes:

Far from frightening, the adorable monsters of the Totally Monster app series introduce young readers to a variety of everyday situations, utilizing the bold and imaginative illustrations of former Disney animator Sue DiCicco.
  • In Totally Monster: Best Friends, the two little monsters reinforce the message of what it means to be, and have, a best friend and how best friends stick together through anything. Children will learn how great it is to have a best friend to the end through the monsters’ high jinx and fun adventures.
  • In Totally Monster: Feelings, children learn that monsters can be blue and have good and bad days, just like us. Young children can learn to identify and express their feelings and emotions along with the monsters in this imaginative book.
  • And in Totally Monster: Manners, children learn that it’s important for everyone, even monsters, to have good manners. Children will enjoy the antics of the monsters as they learn how to be polite, help out, and make friends, and how much more fun it can be when we all play together.

Silver Dolphin Books Pretend and Play App series

The Pretend and Play App series includes:
  • Pretend and Play: Toolbox, where youngsters help to build a new birdhouse for Birdy. By selecting the correct tools—a saw, hammer, screwdriver, or pliers—to complete the on-screen images, app users learn the different jobs that each tool performs as well as how each job is important to completing the project. The end result, a stunning 3-D birdhouse, is reward for a job well done in addition to the personal satisfaction of completing the project!
  • Pretend and Play: Firefighter, a captivating introduction to the heroic tasks that firefighters perform. Children assist the app’s firefighter in saving the day by choosing the correct element for putting out a kitchen fire, saving pets from a burning home, and removing a fallen tree. The app imparts elementary fire safety in addition to an understanding of some of the many elements used by real-life firefighters. Upon completion of the challenge, children are rewarded with the creation of their own 3-D fire truck.
  • Pretend and Play: On the Farm, where children are transported to Farmer Jack’s farm for a tour that includes a variety of adorable farm animals. From the smallest field mouse hiding in the barn’s hayloft to the tall brown horse peeking over his stall door, every animal has something to say. Children learn about animals as they select the correct animal to complete the image and also engage in small counting games—such as how many butterflies can they see among the cows—helping to build numeracy skills. A 3-D barn is revealed at the end of the adventure.

The Hard Back Book Series!

Each of the six titles listed above are available as hard-back books too! The Totally Monster book series features fun, feel-good flaps and surprises on each page.

To learn more, visit www.silverdolphinbooks.com

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July 15, 2014

Tech Tues Giveaway: $500 Visa Gift Card and HP Chromebook Back To School Sweepstakes


It's almost time for families to start the back to school shopping. This year send your child, teen or yourself back to school with tech style. Enter this giveaway for a chance to win a HP 14″ Chromebook AND a $500 Visa Gift Card!


Back To School Tech Sweepstakes for $500 Visa Gift Card and HP Chromebook PC

Welcome to the Back To School Tech Sweepstakes!

At Mom Powered Media, we believe in higher education and want to help our network readers get there. To help you do just that, we are giving one lucky reader a $500 Visa Gift Card and HP 14″ Chromebook PC. There will also be 20 second place winners to take home Back To School Prize Packages. So what are you waiting for? Let's get BTS ready, tech-style!

Special thank you to our supporting co-host bloggers: Monica's Rants, Raves & Reviews, The Jenny Evolution, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman, My Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Life, My Daylights, Barbara's Beat, Saving You Dinero, Shaping Up To Be A Mom, Robyn's View, Coupons and Freebies Mom, A Hen's Nest, Budget Savvy Diva, Mutterings Of A Mindless Mommy, Your Sassy Self and Nest Full of New.

Open your sleek, next-generation HP Pavilion 14-Q020NR 14" Chromebook PC to get online, fast. You can access your favorite websites and Google Chrome apps on the 14-inch diagonal HD display in seconds.

HP 14″ Chromebook PC features:
  • Intel Celeron 2955U Dual-Core processor 1.40GHz
  • 2GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory
  • 16GB solid state drive
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN
  • Intel HD GMA Graphics
  • Webcam
  • SD memory card reader
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x HDMI port, 1 x Acer converter port
  • 3-cell lithium polymer battery for up to 8.5 hours run time
  • 2.76 lbs, 0.8" x 11.3" x 8"
  • Genuine Google Chrome OS Software

Back To School Tech Sweepstakes for $500 Visa Gift Card and HP Chromebook PC

One grand prize winner will receive a $500 Visa Gift Card and HP 14″ Chromebook PC. Twenty additional winners will also receive a Back To School Prize Package.

Giveaway ends August 15th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!



Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.

Giveaway: I'm a Dolby Influencer Enjoying Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with Dolby Atmos Movie Pass #DolbyAtmos #DawnofApes


If you read this blog for a bit you know we love going to the movies. Like seriously. For me it's the movie experience itself. There's nothing like sitting in a theater surrounded by sounds while watching the action unfold on a large screen.

And when it comes to movie sound, nothing compares to theater's showing movies with Dolby Atmos Technology. So I'm excited to announce that I've become part the Dolby influencer program. Yay.

So what does this mean? Well first I get to attend films in Dolby Atmos theaters!

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with Dolby Atmos Sound

Then I come back and blog about it. But then guess what? I get to share with YOU my readers Dolby news, swag (movie posters, merchandise, etc.) AND movie passes so you can see the movie also! That's right, you also get to go to the movie and experience Dolby Atmos sound.

And let me tell you Dolby Atmos really does make a difference in how you experience and enjoy a movie. I noticed it clearly when I used my Dolby theater passes to see the newly released Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. I was SO looking forward to seeing this movie just so I can hear Caesar speaking. Seriously.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes with Dolby Atmos Sound

And hear Caesar speak I did. It was amazing. His words was clear and engulfing. I didn't have to strain to listen or ask someone sitting next to me...what did he say?!

And then there's the sound during the action scenes. I swear I heard everything. I'm not kidding. That Dolby Atmos Technology is serious about bring you sounds from the movie anywhere you are in the movie theater, not just where the speakers are.

Dolby Atmos Sound in theaters

How does Dolby do it?
  • Dramatic New Moviegoing Experience - Dolby Atmos goes far beyond surround sound to create a new level of realism for moviegoers. In a movie with Dolby Atmos, cinema sound moves around the theater to match what you see on the screen.
  • Overhead Speakers for Added Realism - Cinemas equipped for Dolby Atmos have overhead speakers that heighten the realism. Rain on a roof, airplanes taking off—you'll hear the sounds exactly where they would be in real life.
  • Always Reflects the Creator's Intent - Dolby Atmos give filmmakers full creative control over the placement and movement of sound around the audience. No matter the size of the theatre, you'll always see and hear the full realization of their creative visions
  • Independently Controlled Speakers - Theatres equipped for Dolby Atmos employ up to 64 independently controlled speakers. You'll hear extraordinary power and impact when the director calls for it. You'll also hear the most subtle details with amazing clarity.
Cool right? I bet you're now ready to watch a movie using Dolby Atmos technology.
Now enter this giveaway to win a movie pass to admit (2) people to a Dolby Atmos theatre.


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Tech Tues Giveaway: Samsung Chromebook Back To School Sweepstakes


Are you on the go most days and need a way to keep in touch with everything? From checking emails to the weather, the Samsung Chromebook can keep you connected. Read about other ways the Samsung Chromebook can help you and then enter this giveaway to win one!

Samsung 11.6

Welcome to the Back To School Chromebook Sweepstakes!

The Samsung 11.6" Chromebook PC is a new computer that helps you get everyday things done faster and easier. It starts in seconds, has virus protection built-in, and runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more. The Samsung 11.6" Chromebook PC comes with leading Google products, like Search, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts, so you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box.

One winner will receive a Samsung Silver 11.6" Chromebook.

Giveaway ends August 14th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!


Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.


LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham pre-order exclusive gifts #LEGOBatmanGame


Getting ready for the release of LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham? If you pre-order the video game then you can get these exclusive gifts from the following retailers:

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham pre-order exclusive gifts

  • Amazon – LEGO Batgirl Keychain
  • Best Buy – LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Digital Comic Book by Comixology
  • Target – LEGO Batwing Miniset

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham pre-order exclusive gifts

  • Toys “R” Us – LEGO The Joker Keychain
  • GameStop – LEGO Plastic Man Minifigure
  • Walmart – LEGO Tumbler Miniset
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is being developed by TT Games and will be published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

For the latest news and information, visit - www.facebook.com/LEGOBatmanGame
On Twitter - www.twitter.com/LEGOBatmanGame

Which LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham items are you interested in getting?

 


July 13, 2014

PlayMobil Soccer Shoot Out Play Set Review & Soccer Themed Toys


For weeks now soccer has been the hot topic and focus of many families. I admit we've also caught some of the soccer fever. My son has taken a liking to the sport. After all little boys loves kicking around balls. That's part of what makes soccer fun right?

Did you know that toymaker PLAYMOBIL is the world’s largest soccer ball producer? Since 2006, they have manufactured more than 11.6 million soccer balls! Not only that but this German-based company, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, first introduced soccer player figures that can kick in honor of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Berlin.

Playmobil Soccer Shoot Out Toy Play Set

Note: I received product samples for review purpose. No other compensation was received. Any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

You read that right. Toy figures that can actually kick a soccer ball. My son and I were really excited to receive the PLAYMOBIL Soccer Shoot Out play set to try out this kicking feature.

Playmobil Soccer Shoot Out Toy Play Set

The PLAYMOBIL Soccer Shoot Out play set (SRP $24.99) comes with everything you need to play your own two person game. It has a working digital scoreboard with timer that keeps track of points and ensures a fair match. Set also includes goal area, two orange cones and soccer ball. Recommended for ages five to ten. Warning. Choking Hazard. Contains a small ball and small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Batteries not included.

Playmobil Soccer Shoot Out Toy Play Set
Playmobil Soccer Shoot Out Toy Play Set

The figures come with special holder that helps them stand up so they can kick. On the figures legs are levers that help you swing their feet for that special kicking action. The levers are big enough for kids (and adult) fingers to use but didn't make it hard to play or kick.

Playmobil Soccer Shoot Out Toy Play Set

My son and I played a few games making the figures kick the ball and had no problems. The figures kicked amazing well and we made a coupe of goals each which lite up on the score board. Which of course led to us yelling goal and doing a victor dance. I'll spare you that photo. LOL

PLAYMOBIL international soccer toy figures

While our play set came with two figures, if you looking to add more figures or play as your favorite teams then check out the other PLAYMOBIL international soccer figures from Germany (#4729), Spain (#4730), England (#4732), France (#4733), Netherlands (#4735), and Brazil (#4799). Share your team pride with the soccer players. Set includes one figure with leg that kicks and soccer ball. Recommended ages five to ten. Suggested Retail Price: $3.99. Warning. Choking Hazard. Contains a small ball and small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

PLAYMOBIL Soccer Toy Referees

You can also find PLAYMOBIL Soccer Referees (#4728) to keep everyone in order. The referee and 2 linesmen are ready for action. Warn the players with the cards to prevent misbehaving. Set includes whistle, flags and yellow and red cards. Recommended for ages five to ten. Suggested Retail Price: $8.99. Warning. Choking Hazard. Contains a small ball and small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

PLAYMOBIL Take Along Soccer Match Toy Play set

If you still can't get enough soccer action then you check out the Take Along Soccer Match (#4725) with six athlete figures primed and ready to play. This set comes fully equipped with everything kids need to have a complete game experience. Goalie figures connect to an included goal joystick that allows kids to control the goalies' movements from behind the goal net. This compactable and travel-ready set also includes a 22 x 33 inch field, soccer ball and other accessories. Recommended for ages five to ten. Suggested Retail Price: $67.99. Warning: Choking Hazard. Contains a small ball and small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

With PLAYMOBIL’s full range of soccer-themed play sets, there's lots of way to score a goal. Enjoy!

To learn more about PLAYMOBIL, visit - www.playmobil.us


Giveaway: ASPCA Mobile App Finds Missing Pets and First Aid Kit CLOSED


A while back my son and I took a tour of the ASPCA Adoption Center, where we learned about the benefits of pet adoption. One of the things I like about the ASPCA is that they seek to educate families from the start of the adoption process and even after. The ASPCA really tries to be stay connected and helpful for families with pets.

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So I was excited to learn that they recently launched their first interactive mobile app for pet owners. The ASPCA Mobile App, a free download on iPhone and Android, shows you exactly what to do in the situation that your pet goes missing.

With everyone going in and outside this summer, your pet might take a walk out an open door and then lose their way back home. Or perhaps a natural disaster happens and you get separated from your pet. The app provides information on making life-saving decisions during natural disasters.

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The ASPCA apps features include:
  • Receive a personalized missing pet recovery kit, including step-by-step instructions on how to search for a lost animal in a variety of circumstances. This kit was developed by ASPCA pet care experts and based on the latest field research.
  • Build a lost pet digital flyer that can be shared instantly on your social media channels.
  • Access critical advice -- even if there’s no data connectivity -- on ensuring your pet’s safety before, during, and after a major storm or disaster.
  • Store and manage your pet’s health records such as vaccination history and dietary info, all in one convenient place.
  • Get the latest and most relevant news about pets and animal welfare.
For more information about the ASPCA, visit www.aspca.org

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To help keep your pet safe this summer, the ASPCA has generously provided a Pet First Aid Kit for this giveaway!

ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY!

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Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. July 23, 2014.

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July 12, 2014

Giveaway: Trojan Helps Parents Have More Intimacy & Alone Time (2 winners) #ParentalConfessions


At this point in summer, the kids are off to camp and you have a break before getting ready for back to school. Perhaps this is a good time to reconnect with your partner. Our day to day lives keeps us so busy that sometimes we put our partners on the side while we juggle everything. But do you know what's also on the side with your partner? Intimacy.

Trojan and YourTango Confessions of Sexually Active Parents

You remember that don't you? Intimacy is what first bonded you as a couple and eventually led to those kids that now keep you so busy that the intimacy is few and bar between.

The recent Trojan and YourTango "Sex After Kids" survey - not surprisingly - revealed 78 percent of parents experience diminished sex lives after having children. But don't worry! The good news is that sex and pleasure are still a priority to most parents, with 40 percent of parents saying if they had an extra hour in their day, they would spend it having sex with their partner.

Can you find an extra hour....or two....while the kids are outside enjoy the summer? I bet you can! Check out the information and infographic Confessions of Sexually Active Parents to see how other parents are making time for sex.

To encourage you to find those moments for intimacy, Trojan has a full line of lubricants and vibrations to help parents spice things up and increase the pleasure. Did you know that 68 percent of parents turn to lubricants and nearly 58 percent turn to vibrators to help set the mood and achieve the Big “O”.

Trojan line of lubricants
  • Arouses & Releases - Trojan Arouses & Releases Lubricant takes you to the edge and beyond for a whole new kind of orgasmic experience.
  • Simply Pleasure - Trojan Simply Pleasure Lubricant keeps it simple and sexy, blended with just two ingredients, it’s preservative-free and skin friendly.
  • Arouses & Intensifies - Trojan Arouses & Intensifies Lubricant is perfect for foreplay massage or manual clitoral stimulation to help enhance sensations during intercourse and take passion to new heights.
  • Continuous Silkiness - Trojan Continuous Silkiness Lubricant is deeply sensual and wonderfully silky, offering a thrilling, natural feeling. This smooth, silky pleasure will take couple’s intimacy to a new level.
You can find Trojan products at your local retailer or visit www.TrojanLubricants.com

Since intimacy starts with little things outside the bedroom, Tell me, what's your favorite way to connect with your partner?


Now get ready for some intimate alone time with your partner by entering this giveaway

ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY!

Win (1) of (2) Trojan Parents Intimacy Prize Kit which includes:
  • Trojan Lubricants Arouses & Releases
  • Trojan Lubricants Arouses & Intensifies
  • Trojan Lubricants Simply Pleasure
  • Trojan Hot Spot Vibrating Ring
  • Trojan Vibrating Multi-Thrill, 3-in-1 Vibrating Bullet

WAYS TO ENTER:

Entries must be made on or before 11:59 p.m. July 25, 2014.

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Style Sat: Jambanz Kids Bluetooth “SlapBand” Wrist Speaker #Jambanz


Do your kids like listening to music while on the go? Then you'll be interested in Jambanz, the world’s first Bluetooth wristband speaker. Combining the fun of a “slapband” with a wireless speaker, Jambanz allows music to go anywhere.

Jambanz Kids Bluetooth SlapBand Wrist Speaker

Designed for kids of all ages, Jambanz are one size fits all and USB rechargeable allowing for hours of audio entertainment. As an alternative to headphones, Jambanz eliminates tangled wires for active kids and encourages them to safely enjoy their music without headphone caused hearing damage and distraction to surrounding dangers.

Jambanz Kids Bluetooth SlapBand Wrist Speaker

By syncing with all Bluetooth capable devices, Jambanz frees music from the iPod touch, iPad, iPhone or Bluetooth Android, so that kids of all ages can wear their music on their wrist or ‘slap’ it on a bicycle, scooter and backpack, or wherever they see fit.

Jambanz Kids Bluetooth SlapBand Wrist Speaker

Slapbands and speakers are interchangeable and available in a variety of colors and graphic design options, giving multiple customized mix-and-match looks. Current colors include tangerine (orange), kiwi (green), and licorice (grey).

Each order includes one Jambanz slap bracelet, micro Bluetooth speaker and a micro USB charging cable for $29.99. Available for purchase at  Amazon.com or www.Jambanz.com


 
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