Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Study Break GIVEAWAY-Marmaduke, Animal MASTERMIND and Rubik's Slide

In celebration of Back To School season, I thought what would be more appropriate than a Study Break Giveaway? After all, I could give away a ream of paper and some notebooks, but wouldn't you rather win a copy of the Marmaduke DVD or a cool new game you can share with your kids during a study break?

Last week, the boys and I went to the 3 Dog Bakery in Los Angeles to celebrate the Blu-ray and DVD release of Marmaduke on August 31. One of R's nicknames is R-Dog so he felt right at home with all the dogs that came to play at the party. He tried to feed all the dogs the special doggies treats and I think he may have overfed a few of them! But right when it was their turn to take a photo with Marmaduke himself, R became shy and only H got in the picture.
The boys loved the actual movie, even though they didn't know that it had all-star cast of voice talents, including Owen Wilson, George Lopez, Kiefer Sutherland, and Fergie. It's about what happens when Marmaduke (Wilson) moves to a new neighborhood (Kansas to the OC!) with his family. The super-sized teenage dog soon discovers he just doesn’t fit in—literally! Marmaduke can’t help being a one-dog wrecking crew, causing fur-flying chaos wherever he roams. But, with the help of his friend, Carlos the Cat (Lopez), Marmaduke finally gets his bearings and becomes a part of the community. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will give two Random Mommy readers their own DVD copy to share with their families.

If your kids love to play games as much as mine do, they would probably like Pressman Toy Corporation's new Animal MASTERMIND® Towers, a new children’s version of the classic game of Codemaker vs. Codebreaker, designed for kids ages 6 and up. Like classic MASTERMIND, the new Towers version is a game of logic, problem solving and fun that challenges players to figure out their opponent's code in as few turns as possible. To play, children stack their animal tiles in a special tower. Players take alternate turns trying to guess the order of the animals in the other player’s tower by asking questions such as, “Is your giraffe below your pig?” This new vertical children’s edition of MASTERMIND teaches important skills in three levels of gameplay, entertaining children as their matching and logical thinking skills progress. Animal MASTERMIND is the first in a series of MASTERMIND games in the new vertical format. Upcoming editions will feature licensed children’s entertainment properties such as Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants™, Disney Fairies™, Disney®, and kids’favorite Looney Tunes™ character. R was too young for it, but H (age 4) could play with a bit of coaching. I think they had the most fun stacking the animals. Later I had the chance to play with H while R was asleep and it went much better. We went from 4 to 6 animals stacked in a short period of time. H absolutely loved it and said he wanted to play it "ten hundred times!" One Random Mommy reader will get the chance to stack animals and play Animal MASTERMIND Towers with her/his kids.

For older kids (H couldn't figure it out but Stewart had a blast with it), Techno Source is coming out with a new electronic version of Rubik's Cube. Rubik’s Slide has over 10,000 brain-busting puzzles. The object of each puzzle is to rearrange the pattern of lights by shifting and twisting until they match the solution for that puzzle. With two ways to play and multiple challenging levels that train your brain, it's the game that's easy to learn and impossible to put down! One Random Mommy reader will get the chance to try and put it down!

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:  Contest period runs from Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 10:01 PM (Pacific) until Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM (Pacific). Enter by leaving the name of your favorite study break activity, and leave your e-mail address OR sign in to comments using your Blogger ID, making sure your Blogger profile is public and includes your e-mail address.

Bonus Entries (leave a separate comment for each entry, it counts if you've done any of these so leave a comment for each one)
1) Follow me on Twitter
2) Tweet this contest ( and leave the tweet url
3) Follow my blog with Google Friend Connect by clicking on the sidebar

If you don't leave a qualifying comment and your e-mail address or public Blogger profile, your entry will be disqualified. I reserve the right to extend the contest period. At the end of the contest period, I will utilize to randomly choose the FOUR winners. The winners will be contacted by e-mail and will have 72 hours to respond to my e-mail with their order of preference for the movies. Prizes will be allocated based on order of response to the e-mail. If the winners do not respond within 72 hours, the prizes will go to the next place winners as decided by This contest is open for US Residents only. A huge thank you and much appreciation to my friends at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Pressman Games, and Techno Source for their generosity! Good luck!

I did not receive compensation for this post. I received product samples to facilitate my review.


JoycetheRockStar said...

I think you have a typo of the contest end date--September, not August....
I like to clean and organize the crap in my apartment during my study breaks.

Anonymous said...

I like to surf the web as my study break activity, and kid break activity, and any break activity. :) email:

Anonymous said...

Study breaks - hmmmmm - not sure I ever studied! Ha. All j/k aside, I'd say my study breaks came in the form of heading to Newport County for beers as my college was located smack-dab in the middle of a dry county!!

Sky Princess said...

I read a novel, watch tv or surf the net during study breaks. Thanks for the giveaway!

Elsa said...

I like to either read or go online and read and answer emails, which inevitably brings about more studying, since I get a lot of online articles delivered to my inbox...and then there's always FB!

Sandra said...

My favorite study break is a nice long nap.

heathergothitched said...

I don't study anymore! But if I did, I would get re-vamped with a little love-action from super hot hubby! Hahahah!

Love always,

heathergothitched said...

I also follow you on twitter!

Love always,

heathergothitched said...

I also follow your blog on google friend!

Love always,

Anonymous said...

I used to eat a snack during study breaks. I hope I win.

Matthew Kim

Anonymous said...

Reading the Sunday comics! Love

Harvardosak at gmail dot com

Megryansmom said...

I don't study anymore, but popcorn was a staple back when I did!

megryansmom at sbc global dot net