Springtime With Roo DVD Giveaway

According to my calendar, this Thursday, March 20th is the official first day of Spring.

Hooray!  Spring is my favorite season because I love color.  I look forward to watching the tulips blooming, the green grass sprouting, the butterflies fluttering.  I also enjoy the sun’s presence on a more daily basis.  This winter has seemed exceptionally long and filled with much more snow, cloudy days, ice and colder temps than I prefer.  So I’m happy to say goodbye to Winter and welcome to Spring!


The gracious people at Disney want to help celebrate by offering one lucky reader a FREE DVD.  It’s called Winnie The Pooh Springtime with Roo.  Pooh has always held a special place in our family’s hearts.  I’m delighted to share this giveaway with you today.


This is super easy.

– Log in to Rafflecopter.

– You will have 4 opportunities to earn entries for the giveaway:

  1. Tweeting the giveaway (5 entries)
  2. Following Family Brings Joy on Twitter (10 entries)
  3. Commenting here on the blog:  Tell me who your favorite Winnie The Pooh character is OR What is your favorite part of Spring?  Choose one or feel free to comment on both. (5 entries)
  4. Follow Family Brings Joy on Instagram (10 entries)

– Giveaway will end on March 19, 2014 at midnight CST

– Winner will be announced on Family Brings Joy’s Facebook & Twitter on March 20, 2014

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Spring Brings Joy,

Free Chick-fil-A Kids Meals!

Who else LOVES Chick-fil-A?!? 😀

Lace up your sneakers because the new Nutritious Chick-fil-A Kid’s Meals are going to help fuel active family fun!  Here’s your chance to get one for absolutely FREE!  Even better, I’m giving away 3 meals!  This means 3 lucky Family Brings Joy readers will win a FREE Chick-fil-A Kid’s Meal!

Spring is here and what better way to promote an active lifestyle, and enjoy the great outdoors than with some old school games for your family to enjoy.

The Old School Fun blog app is now available with classic old school games for the family and a fun throwback quiz!  Let the kids get on this app for some fun! 😀

  • Fun Activities! Spin the wheel to get an endless amount of Old School Fun and games for the entire family!  You’re just a spin away from creating awesome family memories!
  • The Old School Fun Quiz! Are you a disco-dynamo or the bomb dot com? Take the throwback quiz to reminisce about the pop culture icons of your era!
  • Get Social! Tweet @chickfila with the #OldSchoolFun hashtag!

How to Enter {You DO NOT have to do all the choices. Choose whatever you want to do}:

  • Leave a comment.
  • Tweet about this Giveaway
  • Like Family Brings Joy on Facebook
  • Follow Family Brings Joy on Twitter

That’s it!  Rafflecopter makes this as simple as pie for you & me.

Starts today and ends on Monday April 9, 2012 at 12:01 AM EST

Winner will be announced on Family Brings Joy and it’s Twitter & Facebook page on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.  Winner will have 24 hours to e-mail me {familybringsjoy(at)gmail(dot)com} their mailing address. {No PO Boxes, sent via FedEx or UPS}

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Strengthen Families & WIN!

The Art of Marriage Ops blog app helps the men and women who have defended our country strengthen their marriages!

WHY You will love the The Art of Marriage Ops Blog App:

  • Win a $20.00 Applebee’s gift card!
  • Spread The Word! Did you or someone you love serve in the military?  Help us spread to word and share the app on your Facebook or Twitter!  Use hashtag #marriageops!  The more people who realize this is an issue, brings us one step closer to helping more families!
  • Donate!  Text OPS to 80888 and donate $10.00 to help our men and women in the military strengthen their marriage by attending an event showcasing The Art of Marriage! Less than the price of two cups of coffee or a movie ticket!
  • Five Date Ideas!  It’s not just military men and women who need help with their relationships.  Here are five great inspirational date ideas that will help bring you closer to your partner!


This is the first Giveaway I have offered in a while.  Here is snapshot of the results of my survey question regarding Giveaway participation on Family Brings Joy:

I want to explain a few things.  First of all, I understand the whole jumping through hoops thing.  We are all very busy and may not have the time to tweet, facebook, etc.  For this Giveaway, all you have to do to enter the contest is leave me a comment {preferably a positive one.}  For those who want more chances of winning, I have given other options, but they are not mandatory.  I am using Rafflecopter to make things easier for me & you.  If you don’t want to sign in using Facebook or using your email address, please email me at familybringsjoy(at)gmail(dot)com and I will enter your name for you.  The email address is ONLY for the ability to contact the winner.  Rafflecopter or I will not be selling your email address.

Do you see the response at the bottom of the survey snapshot?  You do not have to put your whole name on any site.  You can use your first name or make up a name/username.  I completely understand the importance of privacy and protecting your identity.

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Win a Something Borrowed DVD!

For all you readers out there, have you read the best selling novel Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin?

The book to movie trend is huge these days.

Family Brings Joy readers have the opportunity to win Something Borrowed on DVD!

It stars the lovely Kate Hudson (Almost Famous) and Ginnifer Goodwin (He’s Just Not That Into You.)  The Warner Brothers Romantic Comedy comes to DVD on August 16, 2011.  Something Borrowed revolves around longtime friends Rachel (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Darcy (Kate Hudson), whose relationship gets complicated when Rachel has an affair with Darcy’s fiancée. As the wedding date nears, Rachel explores the meanings of Friendship, True Love and Ethics.

The Something Borrowed Clickcast widget is cool:

  • “Okay or Not Okay” Quiz! An exclusive quiz that measures your answers on the the gray areas of relationship issues against the rest of the country.
  • Emily Giffin Live! Take a look at the live Emily Giffin Clickcast August 11th at 7:00 p.m. CST on Facebook.
  • Preview the Something Borrowed trailer!  Check out the Something Borrowed trailer and see a sneak peek of the romantic comedy everyone is talking about!

How to win:

Answer this question: When you are in a relationship, where do you draw the line with friendships of the opposite sex? in the comments section of Family Brings Joy’s Facebook page.  {You can go straight to the Facebook page by clicking on the blue f button in the sidebar on the right under connect.}

Giveaway ends on midnight CST Friday, August 12, 2011.  Winner will be announced on Family Brings Joy’s Facebook Page on Saturday, August 12,2011.

Good Luck,

Tangled Weekend Giveaway

I am very excited to offer a very special giveaway this weekend.

One winner will receive a hand signed Disney Tangled movie poster.

Flynn Ryder himself, Mr. Zachary Levi (aka Chuck), will personally hand sign a Tangled movie poster.

The winner will also receive a bonus surprise of either a Pascal Beanie Baby, T-shirt, or a Paper Lantern.

(one of the listed in addition to the poster)

My girls and I saw this movie at the theater on opening day during Thanksgiving.  I left Tangled with soggy eyes of happiness.  The movie is adventure filled with twists & turns, phenomenal scenery, funny characters, exceptional music and uplifting messages.  Disney always has a way of making me feel like a child again.  Ahhhh…sigh.  I told the girls it was now my favorite Disney movie. {I’m not just saying this because of this giveaway, seriously!  Believe me, I’m jealous of the winner}  This is saying a lot since there are so many Disney movies to love.

This promotion is to celebrate the DVD release of Tangled.  I bought our DVD/Blu-ray combo pack yesterday.  We watched it as a family last night.  I wondered if I would like it as well watching it the second time.  I’m not a big fan of watching movies over & over again.  But I knew instantly after watching it at the theater I wanted to see it again.  In the movie theater we watched it in 3D.  I was extremely pleased with the Blu-ray version.  The cinematography was just as beautiful as in 3D {and without wearing the tight fitting 3D glasses.}

My favorite parts about the movie {without giving too much away, in case you haven’t seen it}:

  1. Rapunzel shows great responsibility by doing chores FIRST every day.
  2. Rapunzel tries many different activities and practices her talents.
  3. Rapunzel has a dream, makes a plan, displays persistence /perseverance  to pursue her dream.
  4. Favorite song: “I See the Light”  Makes me melt. 🙂
  5. The floating lanterns!  Talk about romantic 😉
  6. Rapunzel’s parents never gave up hope.
  7. How many Disney movies portray short, brown haired girls…that’s all I’m going to say. {I love that part!}

The widget included in this post offers:

  • Tangled Talents ~ The Tangled widget will allow children of all ages to discover talents they might not have known they had.  Whether you are an aspiring artist, chef, or just feeling crafty, Rapunzel will lead the way as you find your own hidden abilities.
  • Decorating Tips by Designer Claire Keane ~ Claire Keane, daughter of Tangled director and animator Glen Keane, will share tips on how to decorate your room just like Rapunzel’s, including a time lapse video of Claire painting a mural.


* Tell me who your favorite character is and why.  If you have not seen the movie, watch the preview {watch on widget above} & choose from preview.

Giveaway ends Monday, April 11, 2011 at Midnight Central Standard Time

Winners will be chosen by random.org and announced here on Monday, April 11, 2011

Disclosure: Compensation for this post is not provided for me in any way. The giveaway is for one lucky reader only. This movie review was written by me and are my own opinions.
Good Luck,