Cincinnati Cyclones go to the Playoffs — Enter to win Tickets!

Yippee! Once again, and who ever doubted, the Cincin­nati Cyclones are in the Play­offs. We have home games at U.S. Bank Arena next Wednesday, Friday, and pos­si­bly Sat­ur­day! Cyclone games are a great fit for both a fun and fam­ily friendly event. If you’re a skep­tic, then enter my give­away and let me prove you wrong.

The play­offs is a best of five series. All local games are held at US Bank Arena and begin at 7:30 p.m. Fri­day nights game will offer $1 John Mor­rell hot­dogs. If there’s a game on Sat­ur­day (fin­gers crossed!), it will be Bob­ble­head Blowout!
Bob­ble­head Blowout Info - The Cyclones are clean­ing out their promo closet! Each year a num­ber of bob­ble­heads go unclaimed as vouch­ers are never turned in. On Sat­ur­day, April 25 the first 1,500 fans will receive a mys­tery bob­ble­head from the past sev­eral years as they enter the gates. The dis­per­sal sys­tem will be ran­dom and there are no guar­an­tees of what bob­ble­head you may receive. Join the Cyclones as they blowout their promo closet!

Give­away

I’m giv­ing away a fam­ily four pack of tick­ets to see the Cyclones play on Fri­day, April 25.  The winner’s tick­ets will be avail­able at Will Call on the night of the game (you must be 18 to enter and win — valid ID will need to be shown in order to pick up the tickets).

This is a quick give­away — win­ner will be cho­sen on Wednes­day, April 24 at 2 pm. The win­ner will receive an email and will have until 10 am on Thurs­day to respond. If you are the win­ner, and you don’t get back to me, a new win­ner will be selected.

Here’s how to enter to win:
1. Manda­tory entry — let me know what you love about going to a Cyclones game.

2. Share the infor­ma­tion about the Cyclones being in the play­offs on your face­book wall. Share the link to your post in the com­ments here.

If wait­ing to see if you won tick­ets is too much for you, pick up tick­ets here:

Tick­ets are only $16! You can also pur­chase a Fam­ily Four Pack which includes four tick­ets and four shirts for $84.00. (http://www.cycloneshockey.com)
 
Dis­claimer: for my help in pro­mot­ing the Cyclones, I’ve been given a fam­ily four pack of tickets. 

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music — May 16–18 GIVEAWAY

64027 Cincinnati 160x600Do you have a preschooler? Then I’m sure they love Sesame Street and Elmo. When my kids were younger, I never wor­ried about the con­tent on this award win­ning show which is why I’m happy to help to pro­mote Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music which is com­ing to US Bank Arena May 16–18. Elmo will be here for a total of five shows.

Event:  Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music
Venue: U.S. Bank Arena
Dates:  Fri­day, May 16 7:00pm
  Sat­ur­day, May 17 10:30am
  Sat­ur­day, May 17 2:00pm
  Sun­day, May 18 1:00pm
  Sun­day, May 18 4:30pm
You can save $3 Per Ticket by using the code BLOG online at Ticketmaster.com. (This offer is not valid on Open­ing Night or for Gold Cir­cle & Sunny Seats.) In addi­tion, I’m giv­ing away four ticket vouch­ers to the show — you just have to exchange the vouch­ers for tick­ets at the box office.

Voucher Give­away

I’m part­ner­ing with US Bank Arena to give­away a fam­ily four pack of ticket vouch­ers — the vouch­ers will be at Will Call at US Bank Arena — you just have to switch the vouch­ers for tick­ets when you pick them up. 
Win­ner will be selected at 11 am on April 15 (let’s make some­thing good hap­pen that day, right?). Win­ner is cho­sen at ran­dom using “And the Win­ner Is” Word­Press plus in. You must be a res­i­dent of Greater Cincin­nati and at least 18 years of age to enter.
You get four chances to win (be sure to leave a sep­a­rate com­ment for each entry):
1. Manda­tory Entry — which Sesame Street char­ac­ter is your favorite?
2. Check out LWAA and Sesame Street Live on Facebook.
3. Sign up to receive my newslet­ter (or com­ment if you already do).
4. Tweet about this using @KarenEborall in your tweet.
That’s it. Best of luck to you!
Dis­claimer: I’ve been asked to post about this show on behalf of US Bank Arena, and have been given ticket vouch­ers to exchange for tick­ets for this show.

Campbell’s Heart Healthy

When Campbell’s reached out to me to ask me help their Heart Healthy cam­paign I imme­di­ately said, “yes”. As some­one get­ting older every day (and who among us isn’t?) and as a mother of two kids, pay­ing atten­tion to our over­all health and heart health in par­tic­u­lar is impor­tant to me.

We try to stay heart healthy by watch­ing our fat intake, mak­ing sure we’re eat­ing our veg­etable and mak­ing wise grain choices. In addi­tion, we reg­u­larly par­tic­i­pate in activ­i­ties as a fam­ily to get our bod­ies mov­ing — weekly trips to the pool (all year around), bike rid­ing and walk­ing are all things we try to get in regularly.

To help you and your fam­ily be heart healthy, Campbell’s has cre­ated spe­cial recipes for me to share with you as well as a link to some great coupons.

Here’s my favorite recipes:





Health is fore­most on people’s minds, keep­ing your fam­ily in tip top shape can be a chal­lenge in these busy times. Campbell’s Soup wants you to “Address Your Heart” with Heart Healthy Tips, recipes and more!

Visit AddressYourHeart.com to get heart-healthy tips, includ­ing 21 Campbell’s recipes that are cer­ti­fied by the AHA and prod­uct coupons, as well as Facebook.com/campbellskitchen for the lat­est Campbell’s recipes and offers.

Here’s a link for the coupons: http://www.campbellskitchen.com/SavingsCenterLandingPage/CouponsAndSpecialOffers.aspx

Dis­clo­sure This blog post is spon­sored by Camp­bell Soup Com­pany. I’ve been given a $15 gift card for Wal­mart for my help in pro­mot­ing this.

Monster Jam Ticket Giveaway

MJ ART(1)Mon­ster Jam is loud. Mon­ster Jam is dirty. Mon­ster Jam is FUN. Mon­ster Jam is great fam­ily fun. I could go on. My fam­ily really enjoys going to Mon­ster Jam — it’s just a really good time had by all. Mon­ster Jam is return­ing to Cincin­nati and the US Bank Arena on April 4 — 5, 2014.

Mon­ster Jam is the most excit­ing form of fam­ily motor­sports enter­tain­ment on the planet.  The stars of the show are the biggest per­form­ers on four wheels: the Mon­ster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, rac­ing and rip­ping up a custom-designed track full of obsta­cles to soar over — OR smash through. The 2014 tour­ing sea­son brings more Mon­ster Jam excite­ment pro­vid­ing enter­tain­ment tai­lored per­fectly for your family’s bud­get, and these col­or­ful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to cap­ture the hearts of both young and old. In 2014, Mon­ster Jam will receive 26 hours of orig­i­nal pro­gram­ming on FOX Sports 1 fol­lowed by a min­i­mum of two re-airings on FOX Sports 2.”

Kids tick­ets start at $10 while adult tick­ets start at $20.00. (Child dis­count applies to kids 2–12 years of age.) You can pur­chase your advance tick­ets here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/180631/1542376

Here’s some inter­est­ing facts about Mon­ster Jam

  • At Mon­ster Jam, mon­ster trucks face off in two dif­fer­ent forms of com­pe­ti­tion — side-by-side rac­ing and freestyle: Side-by-side rac­ing – tra­di­tional bracket rac­ing, where the first truck, with the least amount of penal­ties, crosses the fin­ish line is declared the win­ner. Freestyle com­pe­ti­tion – allows dri­vers a lim­ited amount of time on the open floor to show off their skills. In this cat­e­gory, the fans serve as the judges.
  • 2007 was the 25 year anniver­sary for the Grave Dig­ger Team
  • More than 4 mil­lion Mon­ster Jam fans attend events each year worldwide
  • The World Finals in Las Vegas, NV brings 24 of the top trucks in the world to com­pete for the World Freestyle and Rac­ing Cham­pi­onships.  Com­peti­tors are by invi­ta­tion only. 
  • A mon­ster truck race team will travel 45,000 Miles / 72,400 kilo­me­ters a year by land to attend events.
  • Typ­i­cal mon­ster trucks cost $600,000 yearly to build, staff, com­pete, trans­port and main­tain on the Mon­ster Jam tour. 
  • Steel body full-size cars are the vehi­cles typ­i­cally crushed dur­ing a mon­ster truck event. 
  • Cars, as well as vans, buses, motor homes, air­planes and ambu­lances, are attained from local junk­yards and returned after each event. 
  • Aver­age num­ber of cars crushed per year: 3,000.

Give­away

Would you like to win a fam­ily four pack to go see this great event?

Tick­ets are for open­ing night, April 4. In order win, please let me know which is your favorite mon­ster truck. Earn an addi­tional three entries by doing these things:

1. Sign up for my newslet­ter.
2. Share this con­test on Face­book with your friends and fam­ily
3. Tweet about my give­away includ­ing this link http://bit.ly/1d1Z5cl and using @KarenEborall and #Cin­cy­Mon­ster­Jam in your tweet

The win­ner needs to be 18 and a res­i­dent of Greater Cincin­nati in order to win. Give­away ends on March 21 at 11 am. Win­ner will be ran­domly selected by the plug in “And the Win­ner Is”. The win­ner will be emailed and will have 24 hours to respond. If I don’t hear from you within 24 hours, a new win­ner will be cho­sen. Tick­ets will be avail­able at Will Call at US Bank Arena on the day of the show. You will need to show a photo id in order to retrieve the tickets.

Dis­clo­sure: I am a Feld Fam­ily Ambas­sador. I help pro­mote local events and shows. In return, I receive tick­ets to attend events and spe­cial performances. 

 

Veronica Mars Movie DVD Giveaway

Veronica MarsI have to admit that until I was asked to do this give­away, that I didn’t know who Veron­ica Mars was. Since I work from home and spend my work time perus­ing for tv shows worth watch­ing, I thought what bet­ter time than now to check this out?  I’ve spent the past week watch­ing the tv show — it’s cute, and I’ve enjoyed watch­ing it. This tv show has been launched into a new movie, and I’m lucky enough to give­away a DVD to one lucky winner.

The movie landed in the movie the­ater yes­ter­day, March 14 and the DVD can now be pre-ordered.

On the eve of grad­u­at­ing law school, Veron­ica Mars has put Nep­tune and her ama­teur sleuthing days behind her. While inter­view­ing at high-end New York law firms, Veron­ica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of mur­der. Veron­ica heads back to Nep­tune just to help Logan find an attor­ney, but when things don’t seem right with how Logan’s case is per­ceived and han­dled, Veron­ica finds her­self being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.

Here’s about how the film got made:

Fol­low­ing a record-breaking Kick­starter cam­paign that ended on April 12, 2013, Veron­ica Mars was shot over 23 days dur­ing June-July 2013. It will be released in selected the­aters nation­wide on March 14th, 2014.

There’s a fun blog app to go along with the movie: Veronica Mars: Purity Test Marsh­mal­low Super-fan Trivia — Think you know all there is to know about Nep­tune, Cal­i­for­nia? Test your Veron­ica Mars knowl­edge with all 3 lev­els of super-fan trivia and find out if you are the ulti­mate Marsh­mal­low!

Give­away

Enter to win a copy of the movie on DVD.

Please note that each house­hold is only eli­gi­ble to win One (1) Veron­ica Mars DVD via blog reviews and give­aways. Only one entrant per mail­ing address per give­away. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eli­gi­ble to win it again. Win­ner is sub­ject to eli­gi­bil­ity ver­i­fi­ca­tion. If this hap­pens, please be sure to let me know so that another win­ner can be selected.

To enter to win, let me know if you’ve watched the tv show and what you liked/disliked about it.  For three addi­tional entries:

1. play the blog app and let me know the results for your “Purity Test”.

2. Tweet about the give­away remem­ber­ing to include @KarenEborall and #Veron­ic­MarsMovie hashtag

3. Share this con­test on Facebook.

Please leave a com­ment for each of your blog entries. Win­ners will be selected on Fri­day, March 21 at 11 am using “And the Win­ner Is” Word­Press plug in. I’ll email the win­ner who will have 24 hours to reply. If I don’t hear back from the win­ner within 24 hours, a new win­ner will be cho­sen. You must be 18 and a res­i­dent of the US to enter. The DVD will be mailed to you via FedEx or USPSPO Boxes are not permitted.

Please note that this will not be sent out until after the DVD is released some­time in May of this year.

Dis­clo­sure: I’ve not received any­thing in return for host­ing this give­away. I’m work­ing with Part­ner­shub and Warn­ers Bros to bring this give­away to my winners.