Thank You – 24 Days of Holiday Giveaways

December 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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The “24 Days of Holiday Giveaways” was a great success! A special thank you to all of the businesses that participated in this year’s giveaway:

Also, thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. Congratulations to the 47 winners!

Happy Holidays!

24 Days of Holiday Giveaways – $25 Groupon Gift Certificate

December 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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GrouponIt’s the final day in the “24 Days of Holiday Giveaways”! Today’s prize is a $25 gift certificate to

Groupon brings us daily discounts to local and national businesses. These discounts are usually 50-90 percent off the retail price. When you find a deal you want, you purchase it online and Groupon emails you a voucher to redeem your purchase.

Their deals include restaurants, retail stores, salons, photography, and more! They have teamed up with Expedia and now offer Groupon Getaways. Read my previous post, “Travel for Less – Groupon Getaways with Expedia,” for more info.

Groupon also offers Groupon Goods (in select locations). Groupon Goods are deals for specific items versus a store credit. To learn more, read my post “Groupon Expands to Include Product Deals: Groupon Goods.”

If you win today’s prize, you can use your Groupon credit for any city and any deal. Here are some of the deals available today:

  • $10 for $20 Worth of Last-Minute Gifts, Apparel and Accessories at Old Navy
  • Gourmet Meat Package with Included Shipping (Up to 64% Off) from Omaha Steaks. Four Options Available.
  • $20 for Pair of 2XL Groove Earbuds and 2XL Shakedown Headphones with Free Shipping from Skullcandy ($48.98 Value)
  • $48 for a Perfect Pink, Heavenly Violet, or Satin Black EZ Curler with Heatproof Pouch and Styling Comb ($79.99 Value). Ships in 10 to 14 business days.
  • $199 for a Three-Night Stay for Up to Four at The Lodge at Giants Ridge in Minnesota (Up to $455 Value)
  • From $55 Wine Tasting and Three-Course Dinner for Two or Four (Up to 57% Off) at Samba Brazilian Grill. Three Dates Available.

These are just some of the deals for Madison–you can view other cities to see what they are offering.

For your chance to win the $25 Groupon credit, head to the “24 Days of Holiday Giveaways” page.

Good luck! :)

24 Days of Holiday Giveaways – Free Movie Tickets

December 23, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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AMC TheatresToday’s prize in the “24 Days of Holiday Giveaways” is two promotional passes to a movie at AMC Theatres!

Treat yourself to a movie in 2012! Let’s see if you can tell me what movie this quote is from:

Cowboy heroes,
cops and robbers,
glamour and strife,
bigger than life!
Sitting in the darkness,
what a world to see!
Let’s go to the movies…

If you think you know it–without looking it up–leave a comment and tell me which movie it’s from!

The AMC movie pass is valid seven days a week with the exception of Special Engagements (you may have to wait 10 days for new releases). The passes are good through September 30, 2012.

Here’s a list of the three AMC Theatres in our area:

  • AMC Star Fitchburg 18
    6091 McKee Road, Fitchburg
  • AMC Star Johnson Creek 12
    420 Village Walk Lane, Johnson Creek
  • AMC Desert Star 15
    1301 Kalahari Drive, Baraboo

For your chance to win two AMC movie passes, head to the “24 Days of Holiday Giveaways” page. Entries are valid until midnight!

24 Days of Holiday Giveaways – Madison Children’s Museum

December 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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flickr - mcmmarketingToday’s giveaway in the “24 Days of Holiday Giveaways” is a 4-pack of tickets to the award-winning Madison Children’s Museum!

The Madison Children’s Museum (MCM) has three floors of fabulous exhibits geared for families with children up to age 12.

Art Studio

This is my favorite spot in the MCM. Children can unleash their creativity and create beautiful masterpieces! There’s a row of windows where the kids can paint, squeegee it clean, and paint again. The shadow room is always filled with kids and adults capturing their shadows.


See where art and science meet with “more than 90 percent recycled, reclaimed, salvaged, and repurposed materials.” Kids love climbing the Hodgepodge Mahal–a two-story maze for kids to make their way through. Take a spin in the Gerbil Wheel where you are the motor to make it go.


Enter the global village made for children up to 5 years old. Kids will have fun planting and harvesting the garden, filling and pouring in the water dome, and taking care of babies in the Cozy Cottage. There’s also a spot for parents to take a break to feed their baby or calm their child.

This is a just a glimpse into the MCM, head to their website to see pictures and learn more about all of the exhibits and activities available. Also, check out their Winter Wonder Week schedule of events for January 2-6, 2012.

For details on how to enter today’s giveaway for your chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to the Madison Children’s Museum, visit our “24 Days of Holiday Giveaways” page.

24 Days of Holiday Giveaways – $25 Gift Card to AJ Bombers

December 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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AJ Bombers

Photo Courtesy of Julie Henning

Today’s giveaway is a $25 gift card to AJ Bombers. AJ Bombers is a hot new restaurant in Madison, and two readers will each win a $25 gift card!

AJ Bombers opened their first location in Milwaukee, and their second location is here in Madison.

AJ Bombers was featured on Travel Channel’s Food Wars in 2010, and they won the title of Food Wars Champion!

The winning cheeseburger is the Milwaukee Burger: 1/4 lb. burger with double Wisconsin Colby cheese, double Nueske’s bacon, and Schlitz onions. Head to AJ Bombers and try it for yourself!

The also offer the Barrie Burger which is topped with bacon, American cheese, and natural chunky pnut butter. Not a burger fan? Try their Black Bean Burger with homemade sweet potato chips.

Their Bombers Secret Bloody Mary sounds like a meal in itself! The Bloody Mary is garnished with an olive, pickle, and an AJ Burger strip topped with muenster cheese and bacon! Yum!

The atmosphere in AJ Bombers is laid back, fun, and hip. Check out their Pnut Bomb!

For details on how to enter today’s giveaway for your chance to win one of two $25 gift cards to AJ Bombers, visit our “24 Days of Holiday Giveaways” page.

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