Posted Monday, December 03, 2012 3:43 PM
The Bump “Fisher-Price My Little SnugaMonkey” Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
The Bump “Fisher-Price My Little SnugaMonkey” Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") entry period commences at 12:00 A.M. Eastern Standard Time on December 3, 2012, and ends at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on December 7, 2012 (the "Sweepstakes Entry Period").
The Sweepstakes is sponsored by XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007 ("Sponsor"), through its division The Bump.
This Sweepstakes is open to residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older as of date of entry.
Each entrant must be a registered member of www.thebump.com as of date of entry to be eligible. Employees of the Sponsor; Prize Provider(s); any promotional companies or advertising agencies participating in the Sweepstakes and employees of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates; any persons involved in the creation, development, or implementation of this Sweepstakes; and any other persons or entities directly associated with this Sweepstakes and any members of their immediate families or households are ineligible to participate. Entries for the Sweepstakes drawing must be received prior to the expiration of the Sweepstakes Entry Period. This Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern sweepstakes.
One (1) Grand Prize winner will each receive the following items, in each case, selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion:
One (1) Fisher-Price SnugaMonkey Cradle ‘N Swing (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $164.99);
One (1) Fisher-Price SnugaMonkey Bassinet(ARV: $74.99); and
One (1) Fisher-Price SnugaMonkey Bouncer Seat (ARV: $64.99).
Actual retail value may vary. The Grand Prize is not transferable, assignable or redeemable for cash or any other consideration, and no substitutions will be allowed except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value or nature if advertised prize (or component thereof) is not available. Grand Prize winner is responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the payment of all applicable taxes.
HOW TO ENTER:
You may enter the Sweepstakes by submitting a reply to the message board accessible at www.thebump.com/[__________] during the Sweepstakes Entry Period, in accordance with the instructions set forth therein. Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified. Limit one entry per person. If an entrant is determined to have submitted more than one entry submission, that entrant will be disqualified. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online carrier apply. An entry made will be deemed to have been made by the "authorized account holder" of the email address utilized at the time the entry is made. For purposes herein, the "authorized account holder" refers to the person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.
Entries must comply with file specifications and character limitations on the entry page (e.g., must be a proper response to the applicable message board post and subject to the character limitations in the applicable reply box, etc.) and must be in English. Entries must be entrant’s own original work and owned solely and exclusively by entrant, have not won a previous prize or award and have not been previously published, must not infringe on, misappropriate or otherwise violate any third-party rights (including but not limited to copyright, trademark, rights of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right), and must be deemed suitable by Sponsor. Entrants agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, Target Corporation, Mattel, Inc. and each of their respective affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses arising from or in connection with infringement, misappropriation or violation of any third party rights. Entries deemed lewd or offensive, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, will be disqualified. Entries that comply with format and suitability specifications may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be acknowledged by e-mail, but nevertheless remain subject to full eligibility determinations at the sole discretion of Sponsor. An entry that does not comply with entry guidelines will be deemed void and of no effect. All entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for transmission and/or computer error. For the avoidance of doubt, acceptance of entries or submissions will not be deemed to waive any provisions of these Official Rules, and the entrant may subsequently be disqualified.
RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING/WINNERS:
The potential winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing, on or about December 10, 2012, from all eligible entries received. The Grand Prize will be awarded, and each winner will be notified via e-mail on or about December 10, 2012, using the contact information provided on the winner’s www.thebump.com membership registration form. Each entrant is responsible for the accuracy of the information included in his/her membership registration form. The Grand Prize drawing will be conducted by Sponsor. The Grand Prize drawing shall be final and conclusive. The odds of winning the Grand Prize will be determined by the actual number of eligible entries received. Potential Grand Prize winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, and where legal, a Publicity Release within ten (10) days of notification attempt. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the Grand Prize, and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the Grand Prize to an alternate winner selected at random from all eligible entries received. If the Grand Prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and the Grand Prize forfeited, and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the Grand Prize to an alternate winner selected at random from all eligible entries received. The name of the winner of the Sweepstakes will be available after December 28, 2012. To obtain this information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Bump “Fisher-Price My Little SnugaMonkey Sweepstakes” - Winner, c/o XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007.
Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine legitimate operation of a sweepstakes may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from and/or to prosecute any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any such tampering will also result in ineligibility to win the Grand Prize in the Sweepstakes.
Sponsor is in no way liable for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries, or acceptance and use of the Grand Prize. Sponsor and its agents shall have no liability or responsibility for injuries, damages or liabilities caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Sweepstakes or the use or misuse of a prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes and award the Grand Prize from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or suspension.
By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant hereby voluntarily and irrevocably releases, holds harmless and agrees not to institute any claim against Sponsor, Mattel, Inc. and/or any of their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses from any and all injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, (1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize awarded herein; and/or (2) participation in the Sweepstakes or any prize-related activities.
Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
By accepting the Grand Prize, the winner grants Sponsor permission to use his or her name and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without any additional compensation (except where prohibited by law). By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to have their entry information made available to the Sponsor. The Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants and the winners agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity, inequity or error in the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes, and/or of the Sweepstakes itself, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of, and interpretations of these Official Rules by, the Sponsor, which in all respects shall be final and binding.
THE NEW YORK COURTS (STATE AND FEDERAL) SHALL HAVE SOLE JURISDICTION OF ANY CONTROVERSIES REGARDING THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WITHOUT REGARD TO CONFLICTS OF LAWS PRINCIPLES, SHALL GOVERN THE SWEEPSTAKES. ENTRANTS WAIVE ANY AND ALL OBJECTIONS TO JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THESE COURTS AND HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE JURISDICTION OF THOSE COURTS.
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XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007.
XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007.
Posted Thursday, January 28, 2010 8:05 PM
"Wow" is really all that I can say.
Baby #3 is a boy...
We went for our 20 week ultrasound yesterday afternoon and before the tech could even wave her little wand on my belly... there it was. At this point, I know what I'm looking for, believe me, so I told the tech before she was able to tell me.
Of course, Daddy is delighted and I'm officially out of the golf foursome. But that's the risk you take ;)
Three little guys - there is something I really like about it and let's be honest, a sweet little girl would be wasted on lives that currently have more to do with daily survival and making sure you come home with the same number you left with than matching hair bows.
I never saw it coming, but here I am, the mother of all boys. Unless of course, I can talk you know who into a #4...
Posted by Bump Liz
Filed under: Bump Liz, boys, baby #3
Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 1:20 AM
It's almost 1:30 am and I just finished baking and decorating sugar cookies for Reilly's preschool Christmas party tomorrow. I'm so tired right now but I don't think I can fall asleep yet after licking frosting off my fingers for the past hour.
I know, I know - "why did you wait so late to make them?" -- well, who knew the dough had to chill for 2 hours? That was not in the schedule! I hadn't planned on making them but in thinking about our day tomorrow I suddenly had visions of a sad little guy sitting alone while everyone else ate their delicious milk, egg & nut laden cookies some other, more organized mom brought in. Usually, I send one treat for him that goes with whatever the activity is (a cup cake for a birthday, etc) but this time, in the spirit of Christmas, I decided to inflict my children's unfortunate food options and my lack of baking skills on the whole class -- and I made a couple extra for the teachers too.
Sometimes my husband drops Reilly off at school in the morning on his way into the office but tomorrow, I'll be sure to be the drop-offee so I can soak in all the "wow! You made all those?" from the other guilty feeling moms who will at that moment know that I love my child more.
I also put a few to the side so Reilly can decorate them before school. This way, when the teacher asks "Reilly, did you help mommy make these holiday cookies?" He will answer with a firm "Yes!!" because between you and I -- I just ate one as I'm writing, and they are disgusting...
Posted Tuesday, March 10, 2009 10:35 PM
If you have a child with food allergies (or two in my case) then you know the value in any product that makes managing the allergies easier. Williams Sonoma makes a one man cup cake holder that's great. It's called the Cup-A-Cakes.
Now that Reilly is in school, I send it in his lunch box whenever his class is having a birthday or holiday party. I keep a batch of egg free, dairy free cupcakes in the freezer and a supply of frosting handy so I can have it ready to go in a minute. The Cup-A-Cake holder keeps the cupcake from getting crushed so that at party time - Reilly has as nice a looking treat (and hopefully tasting) as his friends. Another bonus is that the sturdy holder sits nicely on top of a cake box so that there is never any confusion when dessert is being handed out!!
Its also perfect for when we go to birthday parties, I can throw it in my bag and pull it out at cake time with no mess, and no hassle.
Definitely worth the $10.50!!
Posted Friday, February 20, 2009 10:47 PM
Meals in my home are a challenge, to say the least...
With a toddler and a preschooler, most meals are rejected by either being thrown on the floor or pushed away with an enragingly polite "oh, no thank you, Mommy". Throw in a couple food allergies and a picky husband and you've got the idea
With that said, when I find something that we all actually eat and enjoy - I have to share!
This month's Bon Appetit has a recipe for Chicken and White Bean Soup with Herb Swirl. It's really easy to make and you can add as much or little "swirl" to make it a kid friendly meal or a satisfying grown up dinner. I served it as a soup for my husband, my 3 year old and myself and gave the baby a plate of beans, chicken and veggies. The fresh herbs made it a little more expensive but are necessary for the flavor. My solution was to make a big batch and freeze half and then also put the leftover herbs in the freezer for another day.
Below find the recipe, it was a big hit and very allergy/kid/husband friendly.
8 tlbs extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 tsp chopped fresh sage
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp salt
1 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 small onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
1 large celery stalk, thinly sliced
1/2 cup tomato puree
4 cups low-salt chicken broth
2, 15 ounce cans cannellini beans, drained
1/2 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves
1 bay leaf
Heat 4 tablespoons olive oil and next 4 ingredients in a small skillet over medium heat until herbs are aromatic, about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour herb oil into bowl. Cool.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large pot over medium heat. Saute chicken 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer chicken to bowl. Add 2 tablespoons oil to pot. Add onion, carrots, and celery. Saute until beginning to brown about 15 minutes. Mix in last 5 ingredients. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Add chicken; simmer until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Gently swirl 1 teaspoon herb oil into center of each.
Posted Sunday, November 09, 2008 8:47 PM
Today was what Sundays are suppose to be.
JP woke up with B this morning at 6 am and let me sleep in. Reilly mysteriously ended up in our bed at some point during the night and slept in with me ;) By the time I responded to the 20 "Mommy, its time to wake up" and stumbled out of bed, coffee was made and the Wiggles were rockin on the TV.
JP took the boys out for a couple hours and I spent the afternoon cooking up a storm and doing 60 loads of laundry. Laundry has become a cross in my world. Its the not the actual laundrying that is the issue, its the folding and putting away of the laundry. I often have a mound of clean clothes on the chair in my bedroom that just gets picked through for days at a time. So, I decided to start my week by providing myself and my loved ones with some clean and folded underwear and I feel good about it.
Dinner, baths and bed all happened early and it's now 8pm and the house is quiet aside from JP yelling at the NY Giants next to me. I'm going to shut down my computer and go relax next to him, not because I care in the least about football, but because its a great way to end a good day.
Posted Monday, September 29, 2008 2:56 PM
Well, he's a big boy now...
Reilly started nursery school today. I know, I know, it's almost October. We had him enrolled originally for the start of the school year but as it approached, I got nervous and pulled him out. As soon as I did, I regretted it. Thankfully, the school had not yet filled his spot so they took him back.
We all walked over this morning and Reilly ran ahead the whole time, he was so excited... it didn't take long for that excitement to turn into concern however. He announced suddenly to the teacher that "we would come back later" and started walking backwards towards the door! After talking him off the ledge, he agreed to stay for a while, and of course, ended up having a blast!
I'm so proud of him and can't believe what a great little boy he has become but like all parents, while I celebrate every new step these guys take there will always be a part of me that wishes I could simply stop the clock.
Wish my little guy luck in his new life as a preschooler.
Posted Wednesday, August 13, 2008 3:09 PM
I'm really excited - today is my first day working with The Bump Community and I've decided to start blogging so I can share the hilarity and utter chaos that has become my life.
Right now is my absolute favorite time of the day... naptime.
On the days I can get Reilly and Brady or "B" as we call him, to take a nap at the same time - no matter what else has transpired, I consider the entire day a sucess. The laundry could be piled up, dishes in the sink, emails left unanswered but with a simultaneous nap I walk with my head high, no matter how unshowered I am.
Seriously, it's the best. Even if it only lasts for 30 mins before one awakes, it gives me time to regroup, do the things I need to do for myself and soak in the silence. Ahhh... can you hear it? Silence.
Oh boy, gotta run, someone is screaming "Mommy!!". LOL
Posted by Bump Liz
Filed under: napping