Monday, July 12, 2010

Standing Ovation Movie Giveaway

***contest closed (note that this contest was previously hosted on my personal blog) *******
From the moment I told my 7 year old daughter about the new movie Standing Ovation she's been over the moon. I kid you not. Of course this is a kid who's 7 going on 13, loves to sing and dance and is becoming quite the little social butterfly so I'm not sure what else I expected.

Admittedly, I'm just the tiniest big geeked too because as quiet as it's kept I like some "tween" programming. Sure, were it not for my kids I'd probably not have been exposed but the fact is I do have children and I'm happy to find something we (parents & children) all can enjoy watching (that's not your typical purple dinosaur singing the same song over and over until you want to gag).

Think Junior High School Musical...original music and dance delivered by a cast of "talented" newcomers for the tween set. 5 best friends ,despite various odds chase their dreams of winning a national music video contest. However they must face off against their rivals who will stop at nothing to win.

C'mon you know if you were a tween you'd be squee -ing like you've never squee'd before!

It's good clean family fun with a little sass added in. That's how I'm envisioning Standing Ovation. But take a look and decide for yourself.

Standing Ovation will be relased in theatres on Friday, July 16th.

And Guess what Seattle ? I've got 3 pairs of tickets* to an advanced screening of the film on July 14th at Alderwood Mall. Wanna go ? Simply leave a comment telling me what you think you and/or your child would like about this movie. In addition, one of you lucky commenters will win a movie prize pack! 4 winners will be selected at random from all comments received by July 7th.

Disclosure - Opinions in this post are my own. Advanced screening "tickets" and prize pack courtesy of Kenilworth Films. I will receive passes to the advanced screening
*Winners will have their names placed on the guest list for the advanced screening.

Keeping My Ride Alive - Jiffy Lube Gift Card Giveaway

***Contest Closed. Winners (commenters 2 & 9) have been contacted***************

If you're like me, you want to get the most you can out of your vehicle. I'm fortunate enough to be car payment free and I intend to keep it that way by preserving the life of my current vehicle with regular maintenance.

According to Jiffy Lube International, more than half of U.S. drivers hope to hit more than 150,000 miles on their vehicle before replacing it. I'm at 147,000 miles and going strong and the car gods willing, I'll be driving my ride for another 147,000 miles!

  • A recent Jiffy Lube International survey reveals that though drivers universally acknowledge that regular maintenance can help extend the life of their vehicle, many are looking for more out of their maintenance experience.

  • Nearly one in five Americans believe the most important thing when having their oil changed is being able to have multiple services performed in a single visit, and more than half (59%) want to have their oil changed in 30 minutes or less.

  • Jiffy Lube offers the Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change to address these needs, providing drivers with much more than just an oil and filter change. The service includes changing, inspecting, checking/filling and cleaning key vehicle parts and fluids and offers drivers a quick and convenient way to maintain their vehicle. The Jiffy Lube Signature Service® Oil Change is a convenient solution that can help drivers preserve the value and longevity of their vehicle.

    Jiffy Lube wants you to "Keep Your Ride Alive" and has generously offered two $35 gift cards good on any service Jiffy Lube offers

    To enter:

  • Take a spin through the new Facebook community - Keeping My Ride Alive, “Like” it. Then come back and leave me a comment about which mileage category you fall into (must do this to be entered)

  • Consider sharing your story by uploading an image of yourself/your vehicle and information in the appropriate mileage category on the “Share Your Story” tab (2nd entry, please leave seperate comment)

    Two winners will be selected at random from all comments received by 7/26.

    Gift cards and information in this post provided by Jiffy Lube