Enter to Win the Books that Inspired the Movie #Home and $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway #SmekDay

Win it! We are thrilled be giving away the books that inspired the movie HOME, written by author Adam Rex. We’ll be giving away  both the True Meaning of Smekday and Smek for President along with a $50 Visa Gift card to see HOME in the movie theaters. We are dying to see this movie after hearing rave reviews from neighbors and Kenzie’s classmates at school.  Our copies of the books arrived this week and my bookworm Kenzie immediately dove into her copy of the True Meaning of Smekday and she can NOT put the book down as she says it is fabulous. Books that INSPIRE movies are always the best!!!!

She’s reading it walking up and down the staircase even…. much to my dismay!

Read an excerpt from The True Meaning of Smekday

Read an excerpt from Smek for President

Read the Books that Inspired the Movie HOME

Photo Credit: DreamWorks Home (c) 2015 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.

SMEK DAY Prize Package

1 winner will receive the following prize package: 

  • copies of the books: True Meaning of Smekday and Smek for President
  • $50 Visa gift card to see HOME in theaters

Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney Hyperion

Giveaway open to US addresses only

Check out the official synopsis for each book below. 

Entry Details for the #SmekDay giveaway

1 winner will be selected. Eligibility is for US residents and US valid addresses only.

1. Leave a comment below by April 17th, 2015.

2. Daily comments as daily entries are allowed.

3. Tweet the following for an entry: I’m hoping to win the #Home #SmekDay giveaway from @ClassyMommy

4. Daily Tweets allowed.

5. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her YouTube Channel here. Leave a comment letting me know you followed me on YouTube.

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ABOUT TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY

The book that inspired HOME, now a major motion picture!

It all starts with a school essay.

When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a mole on the back of her neck? Maybe on Christmas Eve, when huge, bizarre spaceships descended on the Earth and the aliens—called Boov—abducted her mother? Or when the Boov declared Earth a colony, renamed it “Smekland” (in honor of glorious Captain Smek), and forced all Americans to relocate to Florida via rocketpod?

In any case, Gratuity’s story is much, much bigger than the assignment. It involves her unlikely friendship with a renegade Boov mechanic named J.Lo.; a futile journey south to find Gratuity’s mother at the Happy Mouse Kingdom; a cross-country road trip in a hovercar called Slushious; and an outrageous plan to save the Earth from yet another alien invasion.
Fully illustrated with “photos,” drawings, newspaper clippings, and comics sequences, this is a hilarious, perceptive, genre-bending novel from best-selling author Adam Rex. 

ABOUT SMEK FOR PRESIDENT

In this much anticipated sequel to The True Meaning of Smekday, Tip and J.Lo are back for another hilarious intergalactic adventure. And this time (and last time, and maybe next time), they want to make things right with the Boov.

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After Tip and J.Lo banished the Gorg from Earth in a scheme involving the cloning of many, many cats, the pair is notorious—but not for their heroics. Instead, human Dan Landry has taken credit for conquering the Gorg, and the Boov blame J.Lo for ruining their colonization of the planet. Determined to clear his name, J.Lo and Tip pack into Slushious, a Chevy that J.Lo has engineered into a fairly operational spaceship, and head to New Boovworld, the aliens’ new home on one of Saturn’s moons.

But their welcome isn’t quite as warm as Tip and J.Lo would have liked. J.Lo is dubbed Public Enemy Number One, and Captain Smek knows that capturing the alien is the only way he’ll stand a chance in the Boovs’ first-ever presidential election.

With the help of a friendly flying billboard named Bill, a journey through various garbage chutes, a bit of time travel, and a slew of hilarious Boovish accents, Tip and J.Lo must fight to set the record straight—and return home in once piece.  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Adam Rex is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes A Sandwich.  His other books include Pssst!MoondayThe True Meaning of SmekdayFat Vampire, and Cold Cereal. He also illustrated the Brixton Brothers series, Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem, and Chloe and the Lion, all by Mac Barnett and Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Visit him at  adamrex.com or follow him on Twitter @MrAdamRex.

LEARN MORE

Learn more about True Meaning of Smekday

Learn more about Smek for President

Follow Disney-Hyperion on Twitter

Follow Adam Rex on Twitter

#Smekday #HOME

Build-A-Bear Easter Collection Chocolate Bunny Giveaway #BuildABear

Win it! How cute is this Chocolate Bunny from the Build a Bear Easter Collection? We received this cutie to review and my 7 year old son can not RESIST how loveable this Chocolate bunny is as he gears up for Easter fun. Super duper soft and plush he is wonderful for cuddling too! The Easter accessories are adorable as well with this little suit, shoes, and of course a basket!

Build-A-Bear’s 2015 Easter line features an assortment of customizable furry friends and personalized Easter baskets. The entire collection is available online and in stores NOW through April 5.

Build a Bear Easter Collection Chocolate Bunny Check out some of the other adorable Build-A-Bear Easter Bunny options here:

MarshmallowBunnyChocolate Bunny or Bright Blooms Bunny are all adorable, but our favorite is definitely this Chocolate bunny!

Build-A-Bear Chocolate Bunny Giveaway Entry Details

1 winner will be selected. Eligibility is for US residents and US valid addresses only.

1. Leave a comment below by April 3rd, 2015.

2. Daily comments as daily entries are allowed.

3. Tweet the following for an entry: I’m hoping to win the @BuildaBear Chocolate Bunny giveaway from @ClassyMommy #BuildABear

4. Daily Tweets allowed.

5. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her YouTube Channel here. Leave a comment letting me know you followed me on YouTube.

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Note: Build-A-Bear provided me with product for my review. However, as always,  all thoughts and opinions stated are my own.

Penguins of Madagascar DVD Giveaway

Win it! Who else loves this hilarious Penguins of Madagascar? Now available on DVD for a fantastic family movie night. We’re giving away 3 copies to 3 lucky winners! Entry details below. Cheesy Dibbles anyone?

Penguins of Madagascar Official Synopsis

In Penguins of Madagascar, audiences will discover the secrets of the most entertainingly mysterious birds in the global espionage game. Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then … you know) to stop the cunning villain Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.

Penguins of Madagascar DVD  Giveaway Entry Details

3 Winners will be chosen. Eligibility is for US Residents and US Mailing addresses only. 

1. Leave a comment below by April 3rd, 2015.

2. Daily comments as daily entries are allowed.

3. Tweet the following for an entry: I’m hoping to win the Penguins of Madagascar DVD giveaway from @ClassyMommy

4. Daily Tweets allowed.

5. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her YouTube Channel here. Leave a comment letting me know you followed me on YouTube.

6. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her Instagram page here. Leave a comment letting me know you following me on Instagram

Public School Superhero $50 Visa Gift card giveaway #PublicSchoolSuperHero

Check out Public School Superhero, another hit book for your young readers from best selling author James Patterson. Kenzie devoured this title in 24 hrs she loved it so  much. Check out the scoop about the book below and you can enter to win our prize package for a copy of the new book and a $50 Visa shopping gift card. James Patterson’s books for young chapter book readers are fantastic and continue to wow my 9 year old. Kids 3rd grade – 8th grade absolute adore these reads. Excitement, imagination and fun are always a sure thing!

Public School Superhero Official Synopsis

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In this story about a good kid with a great imagination struggling in a less-than-ideal world, James Patterson brings his bestselling “Middle School”-style humor and sensibility to an urban setting.

 Kenny Wright is a kid with a secret identity. In his mind, he’s Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak. In reality, he’s a chess club devotee known as a “Grandma’s Boy,” a label that makes him an easy target for bullies. Kenny wants to bring a little more Steel to the real world, but the question is: can he recognize his own true strength before peer pressure forces him to make the worst choice of his life?

James Patterson’s newest illustrated novel is a genuinely funny yet poignant look at middle school in a challenging urban setting, where a kid’s life can depend on the everyday decisions he makes.

SUPERHERO SECRET IDENTITY prize package & Entry details

Keeping your identity a secret is essential for superheroes! Stay incognito with a totally normal wardrobe. Enter for a chance to win:

1 Winner will receive the following prize package.  Eligibility: Giveaway open to US addresses only
· $50 Visa gift card for spring shopping,

· and a copy of Public School Superhero.

Public School Superhero Giveaway Entry Details

1. Leave a comment below by March 31st, 2015.

2. Daily comments as daily entries are allowed.

3. Tweet the following for an entry: I’m hoping to win the $50 Visa Gift Card #PublicSchoolSuperHero giveaway from @ClassyMommy

4. Daily Tweets allowed.

5. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her YouTube Channel here. Leave a comment letting me know you followed me on YouTube.

6. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her Instagram page here. Leave a comment letting me know you following me on Instagram

Learn More at PublicSchoolSuperhero.com

Visit the Author Site at JamesPatterson.com

Follow James Patterson on Twitter and Facebook

#PublicSchoolSuperhero

 

Note: Prizing & samples courtesy of Little, Brown

 

HOME Movie Coloring Pages and $50 Visa Gift Card #Giveaway

DreamWorks Animation’s HOME new family film hits theaters on March 27 and stars the voices of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, and Jennifer Lopez. This movie looks hilarious and we’re excited to celebrate the upcoming release with a $50 Visa gift card giveaway and prize package so 1 lucky winner can go see HOME in theaters.

Product provided by 20th Century Fox & DreamWorks Animation Giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only

HOME Movie Trailer

1 winner will receive the following prize package. Eligibility for US Residents only

·         $50 Visa to see the film in theaters

·         HOME ear buds

·         EOS Lip Balm & Hand Lotion 6-Pack

HOME Giveaway Entry Details

1 winner will be selected. Eligibility for US Residents only.

1. Leave a comment below by March 26th, 2015.

2. Daily comments as daily entries are allowed.

3. Tweet the following for an entry: I’m hoping to win the $50 Visa Gift Card HOME @DWAnimation giveaway from @ClassyMommy

4. Daily Tweets allowed.

5. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her YouTube Channel here. Leave a comment letting me know you followed me on YouTube.

6. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her Instagram page here. Leave a comment letting me know you following me on Instagram

More about HOME

When Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human, and together they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.

Starring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez

Directed by Tim Johnson

Note: Product provided by 20th Century Fox & DreamWorks Animation. Giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only

Dunkin’ Donuts Prize Package & $25 Gift card giveaway

Who loves their Dunkin’ Donuts??? Excited to team up with Dunkin’ Donuts to share their Dunkin’ Donuts’ New Refill Travel Mug program. With the travel mug, guests in the Metro NY* area can purchase an extra-large Hot or medium Iced Coffee for just $1.49. We’re celebrating with a giveaway too! Details are below.

Dunkin’ Donuts Prize Package & $25 Gift card giveaway

1 winner will receive the following prize package. Eligibility for US Residents only.

· Two Dunkin’ Donuts Refill Travel Mugs
· $25 Dunkin’ Donuts mGift
· One Pound of Original Blend Coffee
· Two Dunkin’ Donuts T-Shirts
· One Dunkin’ Donuts Umbrella

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This travel mug promotion will run from February 17 through April 30 in Metro NY*. Please note that the mug will ONLY be available via coupon insert and cannot be purchased in stores. Mugs available while supplies last. Please let me know if you would like further information on the coupon insert or mug program.

Dunkin’ Donuts Pr

1 winner will be selected. Eligibility for US Residents only.

1. Leave a comment below by March 26th, 2015.

2. Daily comments as daily entries are allowed.

3. Tweet the following for an entry: I’m hoping to win the @DunkinDonuts giveaway from @ClassyMommy

4. Daily Tweets allowed.

5. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her YouTube Channel here. Leave a comment letting me know you followed me on YouTube.

6. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her Instagram page here. Leave a comment letting me know you following me on Instagram

ize Package & $25 Gift card ENTRY Details

 

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Free Printable Coloring Pages and DVD Giveaway

Win it! Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast is now available on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. To celebrate, we’ve got a DVD giveaway of the brand new movie and Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Free Printable Coloring Pages. This new Tinker Bell Disney Fairies movie is absolutely adorable. My kids watched it this week and we all loved it!

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Free Printable Coloring Pages

Click here on this image below to download and print your Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Free Printable Coloring Pages and Activity sheets. Super cute! There’s a handful of cute Disney Fairies coloring pages all themed out to Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast along with the fun various activities that include mazes and more.

Download Fairy Fun & Games

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Free Printable Coloring Pages.

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast DVD Giveaway

Eligibility is for US Residents only. 1 winner will win a copy of the new Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast DVD.

1. Leave a comment below by March 21st, 2015.

2. Daily comments as daily entries are allowed.

3. Tweet the following for an entry: I’m hoping to win the Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast DVD from @ClassyMommy

4. Daily Tweets allowed.

5. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her YouTube Channel here. Leave a comment letting me know you followed me on YouTube.

6. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her Instagram page here. Leave a comment letting me know you following me on Instagram

Disney Store Coupon Code 25% Off and Flash Giveaway

We’re super excited to be sharing a special Disney Store coupon code 25% off along with a sweet Valentine’s Day Disney Store giveaway. We’re excited to pass on this special coupon code is for Disney Store Friends and Family to our ClassyMommy.com readers and you can easily enter the giveaway by tweeting the coupon code image too! The Friends & Family promotion (25% OFF) happening at your local Disney Store and online at DisneyStore.com (2/12 – 2/16) so act fast to snap up some magical savings from the mouse!

Special Savings with Disney Store Coupon Code 25% Off

Simply use Disney Store coupon code: DISNEYPAL to save 25% off plus you’ll get free shipping on online orders of $75 or more.

Disney Store Friends & Family giveaway Entry Details 

1 winner will be selected. Eligibility is for US Residents only. Enter by 2/16/2015.

Prize package will include the following:

·         (1) Mickey & (1) Minnie Mouse Plush

·         Mickey & Minnie Mouse Interlocking Mugs – (1) Red & (1) White

·         (1) Mickey & Minnie Mouse Reusable Tote

·         (1) Mickey Mouse Pen Set

·         (1) Mickey Mouse and Friends Journal

·         (1) Mickey and Minnie Mouse Scoop Neck Tee for Women (medium)

·         (1) Mickey and Minnie Mouse Cartoon Tee for Men (large)

1. Leave a comment below by February 16th, 2015 11:59 pm EST.

2. Daily comments as daily entries are allowed.

3. Tweet the following for an entry: Save 25% @DisneyStore & hope to win @DisneyLiving prize package from @ClassyMommy

4. Daily Tweets allowed.

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Twitter Chat TONIGHT 8 PM EST Celebrating National Heart Health with @CVS_Extra #CVSHealthyHeart

Did you know heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States? February is National Heart Month so we’re talking healthy living tonight with @CVS_Extra – from vitamins to their yummy natural line of Gold Emblem “Abound” products. Join us tonight at 8 pm EST for a Twitter chat that I’m co-hosting this evening.

#CVSHealthyHeart Twitter Party Details

When: Tonight – Tuesday February 10th at  8pm EST

Where: Easily join in with the hashtag #CVSHealthyHeart

Hosts: @WhitneyMWS @ClassyMommy @CVS_Extra

Prizing: YUM! A heart healthy bundle of prize goodies from CVS including  Vitamins and items from their extra healthy ABOUND line of products. Photo of prize package shown above.

·         (1 each) Gold Emblem Abound Raw Natural Almonds

·         (1 each) Gold Emblem Abound Unsalted Walnut Halves & Pieces

·         (1 each) Gold Emblem Abound Granola & Berries

·         (Winner can choose one of the following): radiance Platinum Women’s Multivitamin, radiance Platinum Men’s Multivitamin, or radiance Platinum Vitamin E Oil

Cuteness Overload with Itty Bittys #Hallmark #IttyBittys and a Giveaway too!

Looking for sweet gifts for your littles this Valentine’s Day? If your kids are like mine, they will love Hallmark’s latest plush Itty Bittys. My kids can never have enough cozy cuddly plush critters to love, so Itty Bitty’s make a fabulous gift. Itty Bittys make a loveable surprise for the kids and with tons of characters to choose from, there is an Itty Bitty for everyone. Itty Bittys appeal to both boys or girls with collections like the Muppets, the Peanuts, Star Wars and more! 

Enter our Hallmark Itty Bitty Giveaway below for a chance to win your choice of 2 of the brand new sets too!

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Busy Moms will love how convenient it is to pick out a cozy cute plush Itty Bitty as a Valentine’s gift at their local Hallmark shop and just pop it in a Valentine’s Day themed gift bag to make the gift giving even more simple and festive.

Read more official info on Hallmark’s Itty Bittys here.

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First Look Video of Hallmark’s Itty Bittys

Take a video peek of the adorable Itty Bitty’s from Hallmark that we gifted the kids as “early” Valentine’s Day gifts.

Hallmark’s Brand New Itty Bitty Collections

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hallmark has introduced more fun themed Itty Bitty collections that kids and collectors will totally adore. Here’s a list of the latest editions to the Itty Bitty family.

·         Frozen – Elsa and Anna

·         Pixar – Nemo and Dory; Woody and Buzzlightyear

·         Muppets – Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and Animal

·         Peanuts – Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and Linus

·         Star Wars – Luke and Leia

Hallmark let me select a few of my kids favorites so I could gift them Itty Bittys this Valentine’s season.

Kenzie is wild about the Muppets so I knew she’d love these critters!

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And of course my 7 year old boy finds anything STAR WARS a total hit. He’s now got plush Han Solo and Princess Leia Itty Bittys hanging out with his starship collections and plastic Star Wars figurines.

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My swim team and Disney obsessed kidlets think Nemo and Dory are too cute. Nemo even has a tiny fin just like in the movie!

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Everybody needs somebody to love on Valentine’s Day! Read more official info on Hallmark’s Itty Bittys here.

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Hallmark Itty Bitty Giveaway Entry Details

Enter the Hallmark Itty Bitty Giveaway

Eligibility is for US Residents only. Contest ends February 22nd, 2015

1 winner will receive their choice of 2 of the new Hallmark Itty Bitty Collections.

1. Leave a comment below by February 22nd, 2015.

2. Daily comments as daily entries are allowed.

3. Tweet the following for an entry: I’m hoping to win the #Hallmark #IttyBitty giveway from @ClassyMommy

4. Daily Tweets allowed.

5. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her YouTube Channel here. Leave a comment letting me know you followed me on YouTube.

6. Follow Classy Mommy Colleen Padilla on her Instagram page here. Leave a comment letting me know you following me on Instagram

 

Thanks to Hallmark for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.