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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 Jennifer September 21, 2009 at 8:05 pm

I'm a DSM forum member.

2 Jennifer September 21, 2009 at 8:06 pm

I subscribe via RSS.

3 Heidi September 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I subscribe to your blog by email. Love it! Keep up the great work :)

4 cheryl September 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I joined the forums too

5 Heidi September 21, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Our favorite game right now is Candyland. (Close second being Memory.) Those are really the only games we have to play with our pre-schooler children, but we'd love to add more. We had a chance to play the Disney version of UNO when on vacation so we'd love to add that to our game stash!

6 lori September 21, 2009 at 8:11 pm

I remember playing Monopoly with my sister and cousins as a child. Now, my son loves playing this board game (which is still my favorite). I'd love to win the gift card and add to our board game collection.

7 Dawn September 21, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Domino's is one of our favorite games.

8 Michele September 21, 2009 at 8:18 pm

I would choose Apples to Apples, make Apple Pies (can biscuits, can apple pie filling), Apple Juice, and Apples with Caramel dip...yum! Great way to celebrate on a fall evening!

9 Mellisa W. September 21, 2009 at 8:21 pm

We love Rumicube.

10 Mellisa W. September 21, 2009 at 8:22 pm

I subscribe.

11 Deanna Dill September 21, 2009 at 8:27 pm

My favorite game is Monoply!
jdkcdill@yahoo.com

12 Deanna Dill September 21, 2009 at 8:28 pm

subscribe via email
jdkcdill@yahoo.com

13 Deanna Dill September 21, 2009 at 8:28 pm

registered on the forums
jdkcdill@yahoo.com

14 theresa September 21, 2009 at 8:34 pm

i signed up for the email today...please include me in the drawing for the walmart gift card

15 denise September 21, 2009 at 8:37 pm

My family loves to play just about any game - its about spending time together - if I had to pick - Sorry!

16 denise September 21, 2009 at 8:38 pm

I subscribe via email!

17 Melissa September 21, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Right now, our favorite family board game is to play Fisher Price's Barnyard Bingo... my daughter loves it!

18 Melissa September 21, 2009 at 8:39 pm

I am a subscriber!

19 nicole September 21, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Our favorite family games with our 3 and 5 yr old are Memory and Candy Land.

20 nicole September 21, 2009 at 8:44 pm

I subscribe via email!

21 Sandra September 21, 2009 at 8:48 pm

We love Life On The Farm - kind of like Monopoly with cows!

22 kim September 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm

My favorite game growing up was Life! My husband and I still play it on occasion after our 4 year old is in bed! Our little guys favorite game is Chutes and Ladders!

23 Sandra September 21, 2009 at 8:51 pm

I subscribe via email.

24 Shawna September 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

My favorite board game is monopoly. . .and that is how we brought in NYE this past year! It takes so long to play, so what a better night than NYE? :)

25 Shawna September 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm

I subscribe via email. :)

26 Melanie September 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm

My kids LOVE Clue Jr.

27 Shawna September 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm

I have already joined the DSM forums! :)

28 Melanie September 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm

We like playing Uno Attack, Jenga and Scene it.

29 Melanie September 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm

I subscribe.

30 Melanie September 21, 2009 at 9:00 pm

I am a subscriber

31 Bridget September 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm

I subscribe!

32 Bridget September 21, 2009 at 9:26 pm

Candyland is a definite favorite at our house.

33 Liz (Walgreens employee) September 21, 2009 at 9:32 pm

I subscribe via email!

34 Liz (Walgreens employee) September 21, 2009 at 9:34 pm

We love Rumicube & UNO Attack.

35 Cynthia September 21, 2009 at 9:35 pm

I subscribe via the RSS feed

36 Cynthia September 21, 2009 at 9:37 pm

We enjoy Bumparena.

37 Stephanie September 21, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I love Trivial Pursuit thanks!

38 Jan September 21, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Check your website daily, it has saved me tons. Thank you.

39 Rebecca September 21, 2009 at 10:07 pm

We like Sorry. Its funny for the whole family. And the little ones like it because they can show off there counting skills!

40 Rebecca September 21, 2009 at 10:08 pm

I am a email subscriber

41 Serendipity is Sweet September 21, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Oh, what a fun giveaway!
I've always been a fan of the game of Life. But there are so many great ones, Monopoly, Scrabble, Boggle, Clue...I love games :D
Thanks for the chance to win!

42 Serendipity is Sweet September 21, 2009 at 10:10 pm

I am a forum member on DSM.
thanks!

43 Serendipity is Sweet September 21, 2009 at 10:11 pm

I am an email subscriber too :D
melissa b rich at gmail dot com
thanks!

44 Serendipity is Sweet September 21, 2009 at 10:12 pm

You are on my blogroll at http://www.serendipityissweet.com
thanks!

45 Melissa September 21, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Hands down, Sorry is the winner around here. Thanks!

46 Deb September 21, 2009 at 10:14 pm

We love Uno!

47 Karina House September 21, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Our family loves Ticket To Ride - even our son at 7 loves to play teaming up with his Dad.

48 Karina House September 21, 2009 at 10:19 pm

I subscribe via email. Thanks for a great giveaway!

49 Lee September 21, 2009 at 10:21 pm

I love Upwords, which is a stackable Scrabble game. Monopoly is always fun too. (I already subscribe to your email newsletter.)

50 jen September 21, 2009 at 10:22 pm

My kids love to play Monopoly! They'll leave it out for days to continue playing the game all the way to the end. jenmizener at gmail dot com

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