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Giveaway: Create Your Own Family Game Night

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 20, 2009 · 798 comments

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In today's economy, a family outing to the movies can put a strain on most budgets! You don't even want to know what a recent trip to the movie theater cost our family. We dropped over $100 and didn't even get to watch the entire movie between bathroom breaks and tantrums. From now on, we're definitely waiting for the DVD!

Luckily Walmart and Hasbro have partnered to help families make memories and enjoy each other at home. This week, stores across the country have Family Game Night aisles dedicated to helping you put together your own Family Game Night for under $40.

Choose a theme like Sweet Tooth Sunday -- with Candyland and the sugary sweet movie Pollyanna along with soda and makings for a homemade ice cream sundaes -- or Special Mission Night -- all about solving puzzles and using your smarts to uncover a mystery and play Pictureka along with secret recipes of creative snacks to enjoy while you watch National Treasure. Or pick from your all-time favorites at affordable prices.

We headed out to Walmart today with $40 in hand to check it out, and the kids were thrilled with both the selection of games and movies. We finally narrowed it down to Trouble and Operation (both faves of mine when I was younger), and the girls picked out High School Musical. We snagged all 3 for just $35, so we have $5 left over to pick up some simple snacks. $40 for a fun and relaxing evening at home compared to $100+ for a disastrous and stressful outing is a huge bargain! Plus the entertainment isn't limited to a single 2-hour span.

One lucky Deal Seeking Mom winner will receive a $40 Walmart giftcard to put together their own Family Game Night theme!

To enter, tell me what your family's favorite board game is. Do you have young children who love Candyland, or do you prefer adult games like Apples to Apples?

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Every reader has four methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, three, or four for up to a total of 4 entries!!!

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Tell me about your favorite family board game!

2. Add Deal Seeking Mom to your blogroll or add my badge to your sidebar. Make sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment!

3. Join the Deal Seeking Mom Forums to chat about your great finds, special coupon codes, and chances to win exclusive giveaways. Leave a separate comment letting me know you've joined or that you're already a registered user!

4. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

Prize:
(1) $40 Walmart gift card

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday 9/23. I’ll use Random.org to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email on and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Good luck!

While you’re in a contest entering mood, don’t forget to check out the Giveaway Gathering for a variety of contests being hosted on Deal Seeking Mom readers’ blogs!

{ 798 comments }

1 Nina September 21, 2009 at 6:13 pm

I still love Monopoly!

2 Nina September 21, 2009 at 6:14 pm

I'm an email subscriber too

3 leah wall September 21, 2009 at 6:14 pm

We love to play cranium!
It's so fun! and much of it can easily be adapted for children if they are too young for some of it...

4 Summer September 21, 2009 at 6:18 pm

We love Monopoly

5 Jendi September 21, 2009 at 6:18 pm

Family favorites are Uno and GoFish. We have Curious George and Thomas cards. That'll tell you the age level we have.
We do love to watch movies together!

6 Summer September 21, 2009 at 6:18 pm

I subscribe

7 Jendi September 21, 2009 at 6:19 pm

I do subscribe by RSS and glad I do!

8 Stephanie September 21, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Trivial Pursuit!!

9 Stephanie September 21, 2009 at 6:25 pm

I subscribe via email.

10 Misscourtj September 21, 2009 at 6:29 pm

My 2 favorite family board games are: 1) Settlers of Catan and 2) good 'ol Monopoly!

11 JC September 21, 2009 at 6:30 pm

My family loves Scrabble!

12 JC September 21, 2009 at 6:31 pm
13 JC September 21, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Joined the Deal Seeking Mom Forums!

14 JC September 21, 2009 at 6:34 pm

RSS subscriber.

15 beth shepherd September 21, 2009 at 6:35 pm

My daughters love Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders. My son loves monopoly. We love to play games together
Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

16 beth shepherd September 21, 2009 at 6:35 pm

I subscribe
Thank you!
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

17 YoungSaver September 21, 2009 at 6:54 pm

My favorite is still "Guess Who?" Who wouldn't love the silly faces or funny sound the tiles make when they flip? Thanks for the giveaway!

18 Heather T. September 21, 2009 at 7:09 pm

We are all about Blokus and Trans America!!!

19 Kim September 21, 2009 at 7:22 pm

I subscribe! Count me in!

20 Kim September 21, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Count me in again!

I have 3 kids - all five years apart. The oldest will be 15 next month. So....the 4 1/2 year old likes the classic "Memory" where you match cards, the 10 year old likes "High School Musical" and stuff like that, the 14 year old likes.........uh.........uh, oh yeah, she likes her cell phone and texts non-stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We do all have fun together! Making memories...that is all that matters!

21 jeanine September 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm

we love playing classic clue as a family

22 jeanine September 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm

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23 Tammy C. September 21, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Wahoo is still my favorite. I'm not sure it's manufactured anymore.

24 Tammy C. September 21, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I am an e-mail subscriber.

25 jeanine September 21, 2009 at 7:33 pm

email subscriber

26 Michelle September 21, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Our family's favorite board game is Clue! Love the mystery and that everyone can play!

27 Christine W. September 21, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Our family's favorite board game is Scrabble.

thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

28 jeanine September 21, 2009 at 7:35 pm

registered at the forums: neenee838

29 Michelle September 21, 2009 at 7:35 pm

I am a email subscriber! I love deal seeking mom!

30 Christine W. September 21, 2009 at 7:35 pm

I am already a registered user of Deal Seeking Mom Forums.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

31 Christine W. September 21, 2009 at 7:36 pm

I subscribe via email.

Thank you,

Christine
womackcm@sbcglobal.net

32 Amy September 21, 2009 at 7:37 pm

I have to say that Monopoly is my all time favorite but I love to try new board games!

33 Amy September 21, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Already a registered member to the forums :)

34 Amy September 21, 2009 at 7:38 pm

And I'm already subscriber to your blog via the RSS feed :)

35 Mary Ann Betley September 21, 2009 at 7:43 pm

We all love to play Candy Land still.

36 Glenda September 21, 2009 at 7:47 pm

We love games! We love card games and Connect Four. We also love all the Disney themed versions of different games.

Glenda

37 joann September 21, 2009 at 7:49 pm

my family loves to play game any kind our favorite is monooly

38 Glenda September 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm

I am a member of the Deal Seeking Mom forums.

Glenda

39 Ang September 21, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Member of your forums!

40 Ang September 21, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Email subscriber!

41 Ang September 21, 2009 at 7:53 pm

I still like good ole Monopoly!

42 Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy September 21, 2009 at 7:54 pm

My husband just got me Clue for our anniversary. He wants to bring back our weekly Family Night. Our son figured it out really quickly, we were surprised. I like Trivial Pursuit and Taboo!

43 Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy September 21, 2009 at 7:55 pm

I'm a subscriber.

44 Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy September 21, 2009 at 7:56 pm

I'm a forum member too.

45 betty rood~starting again September 21, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Our fave game is clue,but with the kids we like monopoly jr!
would love to win this,the kids would have a ball!
alwaysatryin at gmail.com

46 cheryl September 21, 2009 at 8:02 pm

My 4yo favorite game is Candyland. We recently played Connect Four at the library & now he wants the 'tire game'

At Thanksgiving the adults play Sequence for H O U R S...we usually start off with 12+ players (and alternates for pottybreaks/cooking breaks/etc) & then end up with 4; it's crazy

47 Jennifer September 21, 2009 at 8:03 pm

My kids are little so right now all we've played is "Bing-O was His Name-O". I have Candyland on hand just waiting for them to get a bit older.

48 cheryl September 21, 2009 at 8:03 pm

I'm also a subscriber

49 Jennifer September 21, 2009 at 8:03 pm

I have your button at txmcdevitts.com

50 betty rood~starting again September 21, 2009 at 8:04 pm

email suber
alwaysatryin at gmail.com

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