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Celebrate family night with Coca-Cola & American Idol {Giveaway}

Although it may not feel like winter, there is still enough of a chill in the air that most folks are staying indoors, especially for family time. At our house we have been enjoying more comforting meals with plenty of Coca-Cola and watching a lot of football, basketball  and some of our favorite shows or movies together. Some days we just hang out and talk for hours. 
This winter, as a sponsor of American Idol, Coca-Cola is looking to spice up the colder months with the Coca-Cola Family Night initiative on At, you can find exciting contests, instant wins, rewards, recipes and games—with many fun American Idol based activities for your family! 
My daughters are big American Idol fans and have been watching for years now. I checked out the site and found some neat game ideas that our family would love like, "The Silent Game". Hey, it can get rowdy and loud with 5 people in the house so something quiet would be nice for a change :)

I was thrilled to receive this fantastic American Idol themed prize pack that came with (1) Handheld Camcorder (1) American Idol – The Hits Volume 1 CD (1) Coca-Cola and Pringles coupon. This prize is valued at over $100 and we LOVE it! The mini camcorder has some great features including a ruggedized exterior, 2.3" screen, full HD 30p (1920x1080), waterproof, shockproof and dustproof. It is VERY nice! The girls love the CD especially since they know and love all of the songs. We also will gladly enjoy getting $1 off Coca-Cola and Pringles. We are big snackers at our house!
I am so excited that Coca-Cola is providing the same prize pack for one lucky Momfiles reader to win! Don't you want this prize?! Entering is easy, just follow the directions below and make sure you complete the mandatory entry method first.

Family Game Night with Coca-Cola

**Contest Closed**
Winner is #121 Krystel S~ Congratulations!

This fall, Coca-Cola wants to help your family get back-to-basics with Coca-Cola Family Night through My Coke Rewards. Whether it’s new snack recipes, tips on at-home activities or the latest in gaming technology—Coca-Cola and My Coke Rewards/Family are here to help facilitate your tradition of family togetherness!No matter what your family enjoys, there are lots of fun features to give your night a personalized twist. Features on My Coke Rewards/Family include gaming features from Sony and snack together tips from Celebrity Chef G. Garvin.

This really gets me to thinking that my family really needs to have a game night soon. We usually have finger foods and fun snacks. When my girls were in elementary school they were both in a magnet program and we had a big family game night event for the all magnet families. We had stations set up with a different board game and a timer was set for 15 minutes. When the time was up you switched to the next game station. It was so much fun and a great way to spend time with family and friends.

To help get you geared up for your next family game night one Momfiles reader will win a Game Board Prize Pack (valued at approximately $100) consisting of:

(1) $25 Amex Card for snacks and supplies
(1) Coca-Cola Coupon
(1) Yatzee Board Game
(1) Monopoly Board Game
(1) Coca-Cola Polar Bear Puzzle
(1) Checkers Mat
(1) Playing Cards or Dominoes Set

Mandatory to enter: Please share a game night memory or tradition you have with your family.

For extra entries you may do any or all of the following (please leave an individual comment per entry method)

~ Sign up for My Coke Rewards
~ Follow Coca Cola and Momfiles on Twitter
~ Tweet about this giveaway (once daily) and leave a link to your Tweet
Looking to bring the family together? @Cocacola might be able to help! Enter here @momfiles #CokeFamilyNight
~ "like" Coca Cola and Momfiles on Facebook
~ Follow Momfiles through Google Friend Connect

This giveaway is open to US/Canada Residents only and will end on October 20, 2011 at 9:00 pm EST. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. Please leave your email address in your comment if you do not have a Blogger Profile. Momfiles is not responsible for any lost or stolen prizes. Good luck!

The prize was provided by Coca-Cola, but Coca-Cola is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of Coca-Cola.
Shelly, Mom Files

Chili’s Triple Dipper Contest & $20 GC Giveaway

**Contest Closed**
Winner is #250- DMackee~ Congratulations!

I went out yesterday afternoon with the daughters for a "girls-only" lunch. We tried out the new Triple Dipper appetizer from Chili's. You get to pick 3 appetizers that come with dips all on one plate. We ordered two Triple Dippers~ Boneless Buffalo wings (2), Chicken Crispers, Big Mouth Bites (tiny cheeseburgers), Spinach & Artichoke dip, and Fried Cheese. I told the girls we would start off with the appetizers and then we can always order something else if we were still hungry~Yeah right! We were pushing ourselves to finish it all! My personal favorites were the Boneless Buffalo wings, the Spinach & Artichoke dip (with the best tortilla chips I have ever eaten) and the Big Mouth Bites burgers were awesome! They had so much flavor packed into those itty bitty burgers!
Chili's is running an awesome sweepstakes on their Shout Out To Eat Out site. They will be giving away a $20 Chili's gift card daily and have a grand prize of a $333 gift card! All you have to do is fill out some simple information and then upload a photo of yourself into your choice of a "trio". How do you like me as one of the Three Musketeers? I thought it was hilarious!

Giveaway- How would you like to win a $20 Chili's gift card? (One winner)

*Mandatory entry: Go here and type Momfiles in the blank field. Easy huh?

For additional entries:
~ Let us know what 3 appetizers you choose for your own Triple Dipper?
~ "like" Chili's and Momfiles on Facebook
~ Follow Chilis & Shoutout2eatout and Momfiles on Twitter
~ Tweet this giveaway and leave the link to your Tweet (once daily):
Win a $20 @Chilis GC @momfiles and enter @Shoutout2eatout for daily drawings!


At @Chilis Good Things Come In 3's! Check out @2Wired2Tired for 200 chances to win in the #tripledipper linky rave!

~ (3 entries) Create your terrific trio here and comment with the URL link
~ Opt-In to Chili's email club here (You'll receive a free appetizer certificate too!)
~ Follow Momfiles via GFC and/or grab my button

This giveaway is open to US Residents only and will end at 9:00 PM on June 12, 2011. Please leave your email address if you do not have a Blogger Profile. One winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by email to claim prize. Good luck!

Now onto the Chili’s Good Things Come In 3′s Linky Rave Giveaway Event! Hop around to as many of the blogs below as you wish, read their Triple Dipper review and their Good Things Come in 3′s giveaway rules, and enter to win a $20 Chili’s Gift Card on each blog!
Even more fun..there’s no limit on winning for this event. You can win more than one giveaway! Click the button below...

Disclosure: I received a gift card to help facilitate my review. All opinions are 110% mine as always!

Shelly, Mom Files

Family Taco Night (giveaway)

**Contest Closed**
Winner is #43 Shirley~ Congratulations!

I don't know about you but our family loves to have family taco night at least every 4-6 weeks. It's a fun way to get everyone to sit together, chat and share some good laughs while keeping the cost low. I received a "family taco night" prize pack that included a packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip Serving dish, a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 gift card to purchase our taco fixings.

We went with the Old El Paso Gordita dinner kit and also the Old El Paso traditional soft taco tortillas. You can go here to print a coupon for $0.60 off any two Old El Paso products.
I used some chicken tenders that I sliced thinly and cooked it according to the seasoning packet instructions. I added a handful of fresh chopped cilantro for extra flavor and it came out perfect.
My family sticks to the traditional toppings like shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, a mixture of shredded cheeses and some ranch sauce (included in the dinner kit I purchased).
Here is the finished product. They came out so tasty and was ready in about 20 minutes. We all sat at the table and joked around a good bit. I used to work at a fast food taco joint when I was younger so my husband had great fun talking about old times :)
How would you like to win your own family taco night prize pack? You will get the same prize pack I received which are pictured below and a $10 gift card (not pictured)
Here's how to enter:
Mandatory- Tell us what you would do to make your family taco night special. Maybe you can tell us what unusual toppings or main ingredients you like in your tacos.

For additional entries:
~ you can "like" Momfiles on Facebook
~ follow Momfiles through Google Friend Connect
~ Follow Momfiles on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway (once daily) :
Win a family taco night prize pack #giveaway @momfiles from #myblogspark

~ sport the Momfiles button on your blog

*Please leave a separate comment per entry method for each entry to count. Giveaway is open to US Residents only and will end on October 25, 2010 at 9:00 pm EST. Good luck!

Disclosure: The coupon, information, and prize package for giveaway were all provided by Old El Paso through MyBlogSpark.

Shelly, Mom Files
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