MAM has your last minute gifts covered this December!

    

Still looking for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer? MAM has a special promotion in December that you won’t want to miss!

While supplies last, receive a FREE pack of MAM Winter pacifiers when purchasing a set of MAM Personalized Pacifiers!

We have teamed up for a special Holiday Giveaway! One winner will win a $40 gift package of assorted MAM items including their winter pacifiers! Leave a comment below telling us why you would like to win! It’s as simple as that! Deadline to enter is December 18th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected.

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About MAM

MAM combines technological innovation, medical function and contemporary design to develop superior baby care products that support a baby’s development from day one. Since MAM developed its first pacifier in Vienna in 1976, it has evolved to become a global authority on baby care product design and quality. Today MAM products are used by families in over 60 countries and on six continents. To find out more and view MAM’s baby care range of award-winning pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, oral care items, coordinating accessories and gift sets visitwww.mambaby.com.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Info and images were provided. SoCal City Kids will select the winner and MAM will send out the prize package. 

The 10th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade at Marina Park – Wednesday, Dec. 13 Special Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!

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This is sure to be a fun event! One winner (and their family) will win an invite for an opportunity to enjoy opening night festivities at Marina Park! There will be Face Painters and Caricature Artists, Food Vendors and more! Fireworks too!

  • Located at 1600 W. Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Opening Night Festivities at Marina Park

Locals and visitors alike can enjoy the spectacle from a variety of public viewing locations including numerous waterfront restaurants and the new 10.5-acre Marina Park. The park will be a fantastic location for families to watch the parade, especially on opening night with festivities that include an appearance by the Charger Girls (5-6 p.m.), a Los Angeles Charger football toss area, photo opportunities with Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman, a performance by Orange County School of the Art’s Performance Ambassadors MONTAGE!, caricature artists, face painters and a variety of food vendors. The parade should pass Marina Park just after 6:45 p.m. each evening and on opening and closing nights, spectators will have an ample view of the fireworks from the park.

The winner will also get access for them and their family to a private parade viewing space on the second floor of the Marina Park community center complete with hot chocolate and cookies. Guests will have access to the public events in the park. FYI: Parking at Marina Park is limited and first-come, first-served.

To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is December 11th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will be selected on 12/11/17.

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Self Disclosure: Images and Information were provided and giveaway offer.

R.M. Palmer Introduces New Holiday Confections for 2017! Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!

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R.M. Palmer is pleased to introduce new confections for the 2017 Holiday season!  These festive and delicious treats offer eye-catching packaging that mixes classic holiday charm with a modern twist.

 

New holiday products include:

 

Stocking Puppies: Foiled in life-like Golden Retriever and Dalmatian graphics, the adorable puppies are the perfect stocking stuffer. 3.5 oz. Hollow milk chocolate – SRP: $3.00. These are too cute and delicious too! These really are my favorite!

Caramel Jingle BearThis loveable decorated bear sports a festive red tie and offers a creamy caramel center in a rich chocolaty shell.  2.5 oz. bear – SRP: $1.00.

Christmas Bars: Smooth and crispy Double Crisp® Bars are wrapped in fun and festive Santa and Snowman graphics.  The bars are great to use as party favors, stocking stuffers or hostess gifts at special celebrations.  4.25 oz. – SRP: $1.00.

Santa’s Holiday Mix:  The new stand-up bag of Palmer holiday favorites includes: Double Crisp® Mini Crisp Kringles®, Fudge Bells, Peanut Butter Cups, Milk Chocolate Flavored Balls and Cookies & Crème Patties.  This new bag shape has a window that features the delectable candy inside.  Fans will enjoy eating straight from the bag or filling their favorite candy dishes throughout the holiday season.  3-1/2 lbs. (56 oz.) bag – SRP: $10.00.

 We have teamed up for a Holiday Giveaway! To enter, leave a comment below telling us which one the candy items you would like to try the most! (Did I say how much I love the Stocking Puppies?!) Deadline to enter is December 12th, 2017 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only, please. 

Check them out on Facebook too!

 

 

 

ABOUT R.M. PALMER COMPANY
R.M. Palmer Company has been crafting fun, seasonal chocolate novelties since 1948. Today, the R.M. Palmer Company is the 25th largest confectioner in North America and the 82nd largest confectioner in the world. (candyindustry.com). From its headquarters in West Reading, PA, Palmer’s 850 dedicated employees design, produce, package and ship more than 500 unique items to retail locations throughout North America – making Palmer one of America’s largest and most innovative confectioners.

 

Self Disclosure: I received free delicious samples to facilitate this post and giveaway. Images were also provided. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sing to your baby in Spanish!: Cántale A Tu Bebé! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Picture Book with Downloadable Music; Vocals by Sonia De Los Santos and Jorge Anaya

Available from booksellers everywhere

GRAMMY® winning musicians and authors Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer want to dispel the notion that a parent has to have tubes like Adele or Bruno Mars to enjoy music with their infants. Their Sing To Your Baby project gives parents the confidence, songs and a toolkit to begin the happy adventure. In 2011, the duo published a picture book with songs called Sing To Your Baby, a project which garnered critical praise, awards, and a feature on National Public Radio. MetroKids called it “the best new baby gift since Dr. Spock.” Parents’ Choice gave it a Gold Award, recommending it as “warmhearted and beautifully crafted.”

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Responding to requests from parents and educators, Cathy & Marcy’s Community Music will publish the Spanish edition of their popular book with music on September 15. The 11 lovingly translated songs on Cántale A Tu Bebé are sung by noted bilingual artists and native Spanish speakers Sonia De Los Santos and Jorge Anaya. Unlike a collection of lullabies or entertainment-oriented album, Cántale A Tu Bebé is designed for interaction and everyday use. The 32-page beautifully illustrated book includes a link to download all of the songs, providing a virtual coach for anyone – parents, caregivers and others – in a new baby’s circle of love.

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is December 6th, 2017 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only, please.

Self Disclosure: Thank you to Sugar Mountain PR.

Creative Holiday Gifts with Nielsen-Massey Vanillas & McCrea’s Candies! Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!

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This holiday season here are some creative gift ideas from Nielsen-Massey Vanillas and McCrea’s Candies. The two company’s flavors pair perfectly together, creating an outstanding, original present that will stand out from the crowd! Some ideas include:

  • Hostess Gift – For the hostess who has it all, these luxurious products are the perfect, scrumptious way to say thank you.
  • Infused Holiday Drinks – Make a homemade, infused Salted Caramel & Coffee Vodka for a unique signature drink that’ll be the hit of the holiday party.
  • Caramel + Sugar + Herb – Create a sweet and savory gift for the foodie by pairing the products with a planted herb—it’s a beautiful and useful present that’s sure to delight!

I received the following:
· McCrea’s Black Lava Sea Salt Caramels (5.5 oz tube, $14.95) — Rich, creamy caramel with crystals of Hawaiian black sea salt. A moment in paradise.
· McCrea’s Classic Vanilla Caramels (5.5 oz tube, $14.95) — McCrea’s original caramel generously infused with sweet, aromatic vanilla. For the purist
· Nielsen- Massey’s Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar (7.5 oz jar, $23) — A flavorful blend of gourmet baker’s sugar and the pinnacle of all vanillas, Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract. Use it in any recipe where vanilla and the sweetness of sugar are desired.
· Nielsen-Massey’s Pure Coffee Extract (2 oz bottle, $9) — The rich, freshly brewed flavor is achieved through our careful distillation of premium coffee beans. This concentrated extract is easy to keep on hand, unlike ground coffee or beans, which rapidly lose their flavor.

I love all these items! My favorite is the McCrea’s Classic Vanilla Caramels and the Nielsen-Massey’s Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar! These items have been a real hit in our house this holiday season!

We have also teamed up for a Holiday Giveaway! One winner will win a gift package with the items listed above! To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing about the holiday season! Deadline to enter is December 5th, 2017 at noon PST. U.S. Residents only, please. 

 

Don’t forget to check out Nielsen-Massey FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages and McCrea’s Candies FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this holiday post. Images and information were also provided and a prize will be sent to the winner of the giveaway. 

Visit Santa, see him SCUBA dive, see the Penguin Walk, enjoy a snow play area, and a variety of festivities during the holiday season at the Aquarium of the Pacific Aquarium Holidays Ticket Giveaway, plus coupon for Free Child Admission with Paid Adult.

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Get into the holiday spirit each weekend from December 2 through 24, 2017 at the Aquarium with a snow play area and photo opportunities with Santa in his traditional attire. Every day from December 2 to 24, Aquarium guests can also see Santa Diver giving “fishmas” gifts to the animals, watch the 10:00 a.m. Penguin Walk, take photos with Aquarium costumed characters in their holiday outfits, witness snow fall in the Great Hall, see the original cartoon Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, view a gingerbread house display, enjoy a special holiday menu at Café Scuba, and explore the gift stores for unique holiday shopping. A toy drive runs daily December 2 through 24 and supports the Long Beach Fire Department Spark of Love Toy Drive. Hanukkah storytelling with opportunities to play dreidel will also be presented weekends December 2 through 17.

 

The festivities include the annual Holiday Treats for the Animals event on the weekend of December 2-3. During this event, the sea otter exhibit will be decked out for the “sea”son with “fishmas” treats and a real snowman, and visitors can watch the otters savor candy cane-shaped lobster treats. Aquarium staff will also give special gift delicacies to penguins, sea lions, and other animals. Children can enjoy holiday crafts along with appearances by Santa Diver, photo opportunities with Santa and holiday characters, and all the Aquarium holiday festivities.

WHEN:           Aquarium Holidays: December 2-24, 2017

Holiday Treats for the Animals Festival: December 2-3, 2017

Hanukkah Storytelling and Dreidel Activity: December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17, 2017

 

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA  90802

 

INFO:              (562) 590-3100 or www.aquariumofpacific.org

 

COST:            Included with general admission–$29.95 adult (12+), $26.95 senior (62+), $17.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age three and Aquarium members.

 

 

With coupon receive FREE CHILD ADMISSION with paid adult admission. $17.95 savings!

Mobile-device and printable coupon valid Dec 2-24, 2017:

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/aquarium_holidays

Here is the Aquarium Holidays web page with the full event schedule

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/aquarium_holidays/

We have teamed up for a Family 4-pack for a day at Aquarium Holidays, December 2-24, 2017! Aquarium Holidays giveaway tickets can only be picked up by the winner between Dec 2 and 24. To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite thing about the Aquarium or the holidays! Deadline to enter is December 1st, 2017 at noon PST. 

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific. Photo Credit: Otter (real otter) & Snowman Photo by Hugh Ryono.

 

 

Zebra by Popcornopolis® is a must-try this Holiday Season! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Looking for a tasty treat this Holiday season? Popcornopolis has created a new product line called Zebra by Popcornopolis® —five indulgent, confection-style gourmet popcorn snacks made with organic popcorn, premium chocolate, and hand-selected ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. I had the opportunity to try them all and they are absolutely delicious! I still can’t figure out which one I like the best but it may be the Chocolate Peanut Butter!

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The decadent chocolate-drizzled snack line, developed by Popcornopolis’ Cordon Bleu-trained chef, features five innovative varieties inspired by the brand’s popular Zebra® Popcorn:
            Chocolate Stripe: Dark and White Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn
            Chocolate Peanut Butter: Milk Chocolate and Peanut Butter Drizzled Caramel Corn
            White Chocolate Macadamia: White Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn with Macadamia Nuts
            Chocolate Candy Cane: Dark Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn with Crushed Peppermint (Holiday Edition)
            White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice: White Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Corn with Pumpkin and Spices (Holiday Edition)
Purposefully designed to satisfy consumer preferences, Zebra by Popcornopolis® is gluten-free, non-GMO, made with USDA certified organic popcorn, and popped in coconut oil. Every ingredient – premium chocolate, pure cane sugar, creamery-fresh butter and more – is free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives.
You can find them at the following locations in California: Bristol Farms, L.A., Gelson’s L.A., Stater Bros L.A., Von’s, Albertson’s and Walmart.
Which one would you be most excited to try? Let us know and you could win a prize package with the flavors mentioned above! Deadline to enter is November 24th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org. U.S. Residents only, please.
Check them out on Facebook too!
More info: Popcornopolis was founded by Wally and Kathy Arnold. In 2003, the Arnolds opened their first retail store at Universal City Walk in Los Angeles, California. As brand loyalty and product offerings grew, new Popcornopolis stores opened in California, the Midwest, and New England. Today, the family-owned company’s iconic cone-shaped popcorn packages can be found in grocery and club stores, professional sports stadiums, movie theatres and at www.popcornopolis.com. Committed to giving back to the community, Popcornopolis has raised more than $10 million for non-profit groups by partnering with organizations that support youth and education across America.
Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post and offer this giveaway. Photo Credit:  Popcornopolis®. I participated in a blog tour.

Wonder The Movie #ChooseKind Giveaway Opportunity!

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Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

We have teamed up for a giveaway! One winner will win a Prize pack that includes: T-shirt, Fidget Spinner, Lunch Bag, Book, Bookmark, Fish Eye Lens, Sky/Star Projector and a Screening Pass good for two to see the film in theaters.

I know I can’t wait to see this one! To enter, leave a comment below about choosing kind. 🙂 One winner will be selected via Random.org. Deadline to enter is November 15th, 2017 at noon PST.

Self Disclosure: I received movie passes/prize package to post. SoCal City Kids will choose the winner. Credit: Lionsgate for movie info, prize package and images.