It’s Football Season! Ladies, it’s time to get out of Dodge!

When football season arrives, ladies, do you feel as if you are single again? Are you overlooked on Sundays from noon until about 10-11PM, then again on Monday nights…not to mention the occasional Thursday night? For the last few years, I have used Sunday’s as “My Time” and I conveniently leave the kids at home and run errands, spend time in book stores, go grab a nice quiet bite to eat, you know, all the things that you don’t get to do when you have kids. I thought it would be nice to plan a trip for a weekend away with just the ‘girls’, staying in a hotel, using it as “My Time” to refresh myself, rejuvenate myself, reconnect with myself and my girlfriends. Even if I don’t plan little “escapes”, I try to take time out of my week to “Pamper Me”.

When planning a trip anywhere, I always think of Holiday Inn. Probably because that is the hotel that my parents often had us staying in when we went on family vacations. It wasn’t a real vacation until we stayed in a Holiday Inn. Heck, we even went a couple towns over during the winter and stayed in one during the cold winter weekend so we can go swimming in their indoor pool! I did some searching and Holiday Inn’s are all over the world! Take a look at these photos and tell me they don’t look amazing! (What I would give to visit Paris or Bali for my “girls get away” trip!!)

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Holiday Inn - Paris

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Holiday Inn - Bali

I have a nice little contest for you all that will get you one $10.00 iTunes gift card, which would make a great stocking stuffer, should you be selected as our winner!

To Enter: You can pick one or all of your entry options!

1. Earn TWO entries: Check out the new website for Holiday Inn and pick any hotel in the US or International. You can use this time to pretend to go to some exotic location, plan a fake trip for yourself, go where you have always wanted. Check out the actual hotel in that city and comment back to me with the name of the city you went to on your dream “girls get away” and what intrigued you the most about that particular hotel.

2. Earn ONE entry: This comment post is all about you! I want to know if you have fond memories traveling as a child, what do you wish to pass along to your children, what have you passed along to them already, I want to hear your stories!

3. Earn ONE entry: Have you taken a ‘girls get away’ trip? If so, what made your get away special? How long were you gone for, was it for a nice spa weekend, or a party on the town weekend?

4. Earn ONE entry: Tweet about this giveaway and post your tweet link!

5. Earn ONE entry: How do you pamper yourself? Does not have to be all travel related. If you just pamper yourself by enjoying a weekly bubble bath with candle and soothing music after the kids have gone to bed, or if you take the day and just hide out in some remote location, I want to know what you do to just “Pamper Yourself”.

There you have it…you have 5 ways to enter! Enter once or enter all five options to maximize your chances!

Deadline is November 30, 2009 @ midnight, CST! The winner will be awarded one $10.00 iTunes gift card! Please be sure to either register using your email address or provide it within the post so I can somehow get in touch with you should you be randomly selected as our winner!

This is so exciting for me! I can’t wait to get “Out of Dodge” as they say!

UP, UP & Away for the holidays from 7UP and Southwest Airlines

Purchase Specially Marked Packages of 7UP for a Chance to Win A Free Year of Travel on Southwest Airlines!

Enter your codes from specially marked 12-Packs and 2-Liters** of 7UP and Diet 7UP
at http://www.southwest.com/7UP.

Grand Prize: A Free Year Of Travel On Southwest Airlines*

1st Prize: Roundtrip Ticket On Southwest

2nd Prize: $100 Southwest Gift Card

3rd Prize: $25 Southwest Gift Card

4th Prize: Free 2-Liter Of 7UP Or Diet 7UP (ARV $1.79)

Good Luck!

– The 7UP Team

For more information on 7UP, visit us online at http://www.7UP.com.

Must be legal US resident 18 and above to enter and void where prohibited.

Southwest Gift Card is subject to all terms and conditions listed on
http://www.southwest.com.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. See rules for free codes and details. INTERNET ACCESS AND
VALID EMAIL REQUIRED.

ENDS 12/31/09 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time.

*Year free travel includes two (2) Southwest Airlines tickets per month for one (1)
year.
Total of twenty four (24) roundtrip tickets. See official rules for details.

** 2-Liters where available.

*****Please note that Moms With a View has no affiliation with this contest, 7UP or Southwest Airlines.*****

Summers over but the Games continue – Giveaway

Summer is just about over and fall is right around the corner but no matter what season, one thing will remain constant and that is kids (and adults) love for video games. We have an amazing gamers giveaway and all you have to do is share with us (in detail) what your favorite summer Wii game has been to play, either alone or with your family and how playing video games has brought your family together. We want creative answers, stories, details, not just one word answers. We want to see some thought put into your replies and from there a random winner will be selected to win the following gifts:

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The above shows, the Wii NERF Racing Wheel, the Wii NERF Sports Pack, Transformers Stylus and Armor (will receive one style not known), and the Wii Energizer Induction Charger. The prize package retails for approximately $100.00

Giveaway will run from September 15, 2009 to 11:59pm September 30, 2009. Winner will be announced on October 1, 2009 and products will be shipped directly from the manufacturer shortly there after.

GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED: WINNER IS CAROL

Pepsi Throwback Giveaway

I had a nice long post about the Pepsi Throwback giveaway and sadly all my blog posts have disappeared! On the upside, I had all the entrants enter to win via email and I was able to salvage most of that information. Out of those entrants, one winner, Carol M., was selected to win the Throwback mega prize worth $150.00! Her prize package includes:

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* Pepsi Throwback Trucker Cap
* Retro Pepsi Tin Lunch Box
* Retro Clock Radio/CD Player
* USB Lava Lamp
* Pepsi Throwback & Mountain Dew Throwback

As a recap; For a limited time, Pepsi and Mountain Dew are offering consumers a taste of the past with their own versions of Throwback, two new limited time only products inspired by the ’60s and ’70s, sweetened with natural sugar in a retro-looking package.

Give the Gift of Love – Contest

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LIFE Foundation wants to make 2009 the year people take a different approach to
Valentine’s Day considering life insurance as one of the truly selfless and enduring
gifts they can give. It might sound strange, but if you think about it, you buy life
insurance for the same reason you celebrate Valentine’s Day…because you love
someone! And what better way to express that love than by ensuring they’ll be taken
care of should anything happen. The benefits of life insurance benefit loved ones
long after the Valentine’s Day flowers have wilted and the chocolates been eaten.

To encourage people to commit selfless acts of love this Valentine’s Day, LIFE is
sponsoring an online contest during the weeks leading up to February 14. Anyone over
age 18 is invited to nominate a close friend or family member who has exhibited
selfless love for a chance to win a variety of prizes, including $2k towards the
Cartier Love Collection! LIFE will also make a donation in the winners’ names to
their favorite charity.

Did you know that,
• Seven out of ten Americans (70%) would forego celebrating Valentine’s Day this
year in exchange for financial peace of mind.
• Nearly half (44%) of those surveyed would rather receive practical gifts this
Valentine’s Day, such as money towards bills or gas, as opposed to more traditional
gifts.
• Forty-two percent of those Americans who received a Valentine’s Day gift last year
don’t think their gift was memorable and nearly half (48%) lamented that it lasted a
month or less!

So, LIFE wants to make 2009 the year approach Valentine’s Day differently. First, by
giving a gift with true meaning and secondly, a gift that will last beyond those
flowers and chocolates! To enter, go to:

http://www.lifehappens.org/selfless-love-contest-form

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Super Bowl Party Pack – Giveaway!

I am so thrilled to be hosting this particular giveaway! As you know the Super Bowl is right around the corner and with the Super Bowl comes the parties! These parties are the most anticipated home party events of the year. Even if you don’t watch the games, or particularly care about who is in it at the time, you are however interested in the commercials, party snacks and just to be able to hang out with your family or friends.
But whether you are a diehard NFL fan or just want to party, Pepsi is offering you the chance to win an Ultimate Super Bowl Party Pack valued at $250 for your own at-home viewing parties.
These are some of the amazing gifts that you will receive from Pepsi (RefreshEverything.com) and they will send the pack directly to you in plenty of time for your party!

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The Ultimate Pepsi Super Bowl Party Pack includes:
* 1 football
* 1 beverage pail
* 1 snack helmet (my favorite!)
* 2 key chains
* 2 hats
* 2 t-shirts
* 5 Pepsi 24 pack coupons
* 5 Frito Lay coupons

Here is the deal on how you can enter to win this fabulous prize package!
Enter to win: Very easy to do (I promise) – You can earn up to 4 entries! Contest end January 23th, 2009.

1. Leave a comment! (1 entry)
2. Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/momswithaview (1 entry)
2. Share the giveaway with our twitter friends and post back your link (1 extra entry)
3. Email us at giveaways@momswithaview.com with a comment (1 extra entry)

One winner will be selected at random on January 23, 2009 and the winner first name and last initial will be included in this post on January 24th.

Baby Swags is giving away Psi Bands – they help relieve nausea

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Psi Bands are stylish acupressure wrist band used to relieve nausea commonly caused by pregnancy, as well as travel and medical procedures. Psi Bands (pronounced “sigh bands”) were conceived by two girlfriends who discovered the positive effects of using wrist acupressure to alleviate the severe morning sickness they suffered during each of their pregnancies. Unsatisfied with existing products on the market, they decided to create something both functional and fashionable.

Though acupressure bands have been used to relieve nausea for years, there are three main attributes unique to Psi Bands:
1) These are the only bands to be fully adjustable – both around the wrist and at the acupressure point.
2) Psi Bands are waterproof and can be worn in the shower, pool, ocean, etc.
3) They are specifically designed with fashion in mind – Psi Bands are available in five different colors and designs.

To enter to win, all you have to do is head over to Baby Swags Blog and follow the entry directions! You will be able to select your color/style too if you win!

Notebooks.com’s Magic Giveaway with HP and Microsoft

Do you want a chance at winning $6000.00 worth of computers and supplies? HP and Microsoft are doing just that, giving away these amazing gifts:

• HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC

• HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC

• HP MediaSmart Connect

• HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live)

• HP Mini 1000 (with XP)

• HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless all-in-one printer/scanner/copier

• HP 564 Photo Value Pack (extra ink and photo paper for the C6380)

Software

• Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Home Premium or Microsoft Windows XP pre-installed on all units (Mini 1000 runs XP)

• Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Student-Teacher Edition) – 1 DVD with 3 licenses

• Corel VideoStudio X2 Entertainment

• Kung Fu Panda (2 widescreen DVDs; 1 widescreen Blu-ray disc)

Can you freakin believe that? Enter the HP Magic Giveaway contest and you’ll help spread the Magic in the spirit of the holidays.

http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/blogger-magic/

Go to Notebooks.com for more info!

Snug As A Bug Pajama’s – Giveaway

Want your family to look super chic for those holiday photos this year? Well now you can enter to win your very own matching PJ set for your family by taking a cruise over to our friends at Chic Shopper Chick. Once there you will be asked to state your favorite Snug As A Bug style, quick and painless entry! The winner will receive matching pajamas in a pattern of their choice for two adults and two kids. Contest ends 11/26/2008

Our family favorite is the Merry Reindeer Flannelette Pajamas – all my kids love reindeer!

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Snug As A Bug Pajama's

You can also visit Snug As A Bug and see all that they have to offer! Super cute products for yourself and for the entire family, including Fido!

Back to School Suave Products – Giveaway for Moms!

Hey busy moms! I have a special treat to share with you! Suave has teamed up with Moms With A View to offer three lucky moms a special “Back to School” present valued at $35.00 just for you! With the daily stresses of getting children off to school, with preparing school lunches, getting them dressed, making sure hair and teeth are brushed, faces are clean, homework is done, backpacks are ready to go and who knows what else, who takes care of you? Let the wonderful products of Suave wisk you away to another place. Pamper yourself with these products and when you use them, take yourself away from the “mom” role and enjoy them simply as a woman! Here are the amazing products in which you will receive if you are one of our three lucky winners.

Suave Professionals Extreme Strength Shampoo
Suave Professionals Extreme Strength Conditioner
Suave Professionals Extreme Strength Leave-In Treatment
Suave Professionals Extra Hold Mousse
Suave Professionals Extra Hold Gel
Suave Professionals Extra Hold Hairspray
Suave Professionals Freeze Hold Hairspray
Suave Skin Therapy Daily Exfoliating Body Wash
Suave 24-Hour Protection Anti-Perspriant/Deodorant in Unscented
Hot Mom’s Handbook by Jessica Denay

To win, all you need to do is send us an email and tell us how many kids you have and their ages. We want to hear from all you busy moms! Or, perhaps you are a dad and would like to treat the mother of your children, as a way to give thanks for a job well done. If you are a dad and entering to win for your lucky lady, please include her name in your email. Send all your information to us at giveaways@momswithaview.com

Giveaway will run from September 15th, 2008- September 22, 2008 12:00PM CST
Remember, number of children, ages of children, and moms first name to giveaways@momswithaview.com Winners will be selected and mentioned by first name only. We will contact you via email if you should be selected as one of our three winners. Products will come directly from Suave.

To see our review of some Suave products visit our review page! 🙂