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Win-It Wednesday: iVillage Summer of Love Gift Basket ($100 ARV!)

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 26, 2010 · 592 comments

Join me every week for Win-It Wednesday. I’ll be posting 24-hour giveaways at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET to give you plenty of chances to win!

iVillage Gift Basket

As part of the relaunch of their Pregnancy & Parenting site, iVillage recently asked its readers to complete a Married Sex survey. Among the key findings were these interesting results:

  • 63% of married women said they would prefer to catch up on an extra hour of sleep, watch a movie or read a book than have sex with their spouse
  • 31% of women reported that they had a better sex life before marriage
  • 14% of women have participated in sexting, while 17% have sent flirty email messages
  • 44% of women said the quality of their sex life has not changed since having kids
  • 23% of women have sex 1 to 3 times a month

iVillage wants to encourage couples with children to enjoy a "Summer of Love", and today they're giving away a Summer of Love gift basket (valued at $100!) to one lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader! The gift basket includes:

  • beach blanket
  • 2-in-1 massage oil from K-Y
  • cooler with plastic champagne flutes, napkins, bottle of champagne
  • Listerine strips
  • gourmet pretzels
  • chocolate covered strawberries
  • fun-shaped ice cube trays and popsicle molds
  • tanning oil
  • scented candles
  • iVillage tote bag
  • red nail polish

To enter, share your best tip for couples with children who want to spice up their love life!


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!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. What is your best tip for couples with children to spice things up?

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. Come back and 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.

(1) Summer of Love gift basket, as described above

This giveaway ends at 7pm EDT on Thursday, 5/27 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use Comment Contest to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. 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!


1 Deb May 27, 2010 at 10:46 am

Ship the kids to the grandparents for a weekend! :)

2 Kelsey May 27, 2010 at 10:49 am

Schedule a night ahead of time, maybe once a week or once every two weeks, whatever works. Have a babysitter come over, and spend a night at a hotel or a cabin!

3 Kelsey May 27, 2010 at 10:49 am

I have added your badge to my left sidebar.

4 Kelsey May 27, 2010 at 10:50 am

I am a member of the forums.

5 Kelsey May 27, 2010 at 10:50 am

I subscribe to emails.

6 Chris May 27, 2010 at 10:51 am

Try to schedule your time earlier in the day rather than after the kids are in bed, when you are both tired.

7 Angel May 27, 2010 at 10:55 am

Morning surprise is a good way to start the day : D

8 Beth May 27, 2010 at 10:57 am

I subscribe through google reader

9 Michelle May 27, 2010 at 11:01 am

Sometimes just a spur of the moment time together while the kids are occupied with something else is all it takes to keep us feeling close to each other.

10 Sherri May 27, 2010 at 11:04 am

We put our kids to bed around 6:30p/7p everynight so that we can just have adult time! It works out well because our kids don't nap and they are ready for bed when it comes to bedtime!

11 Andrea F. May 27, 2010 at 11:06 am

I subscribe to your emails

12 lori May 27, 2010 at 11:14 am

We take advantage of every spare minute! We even sneak in the shower together occasionally when our 3 yr old is asleep. What a great giveaway!

13 lori May 27, 2010 at 11:15 am

I follow you via google reader! Thank you!

14 Latoya May 27, 2010 at 11:17 am

My tip, would be to schedule a date night with the hubby, find a baby sitter and reconnect with each other after a long hectic week....

15 Amy May 27, 2010 at 11:22 am

I am a RSS feed subscriber through my google reader

16 Mary Hannah Bixler May 27, 2010 at 11:22 am

Husbands and wives can make up their own "language" so they can flirt even with the kids around!

17 Mary Hannah Bixler May 27, 2010 at 11:23 am

I follow you over email! Thanks for all your posts!

18 Amy May 27, 2010 at 11:24 am

my tip - get rid of the children and split a pitcher of sangria

19 Melisa May 27, 2010 at 11:28 am

We like to buy each other little gifts, not anything expensive.

20 Kaycee May 27, 2010 at 11:30 am

Cool idea for a gift basket! My tip would be to have sleepovers with the cousins. That way you get a night to yourselves once in awhile, and get to see your nieces/nephews when it's their turn at your house! :)

21 Kaycee May 27, 2010 at 11:31 am

You are on my reader!

22 Lacey C. May 27, 2010 at 11:32 am

I try to have all the household chores done by the time the kids go to bed, and they go to bed at the wonderful hour of 8pm, so that my husband and I have time together to talk or do WHATEVER :) in the evenings. lol

23 Lacey C. May 27, 2010 at 11:32 am

I subscribe to your blog via google reader! Love it!

24 Sheri May 27, 2010 at 11:34 am

Great Giveaway! We try to get the kids to bed early or meet for lunch when they are at school.

25 LORI May 27, 2010 at 11:38 am

Let the kids visit grandma and grandpa for the night.

26 Stacey May 27, 2010 at 11:39 am

I subscribe via e-mail.

27 Stacey May 27, 2010 at 11:39 am

I am a forum member.

28 couponclipper49 May 27, 2010 at 11:48 am

After an especially hectic week, dh and I will slyly set the house clocks ahead an hour after dinner. Mommy starts to clean up after dinner, and Daddy takes the little ones outside to help clean up there. I set the house clocks ahead an hour, and when everyone comes back inside, it's time to start baths, bed, etc. The kids unknowingly go to bed an hour earlier than usual, and Mommy & Daddy get an extra hour to themselves. *giggle* ;)

29 Jeri May 27, 2010 at 11:48 am

Send the kids somewhere for an overnight stay!!!!

30 Robyn May 27, 2010 at 11:49 am

Just make up secret code words...then you can flirt and the kids don't know what you're talking about....make sure the "code" words are innocent...just in case the kids repeat them :)

31 tiffany May 27, 2010 at 11:50 am


32 Jan May 27, 2010 at 11:51 am

Send the kids to grandmas for the night! We also try to go out once a month without the kids.

33 Heidi May 27, 2010 at 11:51 am

my tip: plan a date while the kids are in school, dates and movies and hotels are open during the day!

34 Shawnda May 27, 2010 at 11:53 am

We always try to have a date night so we can get out and be adults for a couple of hours!

35 Shawnda May 27, 2010 at 11:53 am

I'm an email subscriber

36 Chelsea May 27, 2010 at 11:56 am

Make the time to have a date at least every few weeks!

37 Chelsea May 27, 2010 at 11:56 am

I subscribe via RSS

38 Kandace May 27, 2010 at 11:58 am

Let the cleaning wait until later, and spend the time after kids have gone to bed together.

39 angela frazier May 27, 2010 at 12:03 pm

if u cant find a babysitter . wake kids up really early one morning and when its nap time u and your hubby have some quiet time together.

40 Shawna May 27, 2010 at 12:03 pm

A "secret" meeting during the day is always fun and just flirting with each other is sometimes lost in the hustle and bustle of life!

41 Crystal May 27, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I am an email subsriber

42 Crystal May 27, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Pick a night and have the kids stay with a baby sitter and go out and do something together doesn't have to cost anything. Sometimes my husband and I just go out and take a walk together to have some time with out the kids.

43 MARY May 27, 2010 at 12:24 pm

I am an email subscriber.

44 Rachel May 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm

We don't have kids yet, so I don't have any tips to share. But hopefully with such a lovely package, we might have kids soon! (wink wink)

45 Bree May 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Leave secret notes where the kids can't see for an element of surprise. Send text messages of little love notes. Just to make each other know you are think of them. Even if its just a little makeup and a dinner alone without the kids. It goes a long way!

46 Rachel May 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Also, I'm a happy RSS-feed subscriber! As always, thanks for the great tips, links, and giveaways!

47 MARY May 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm

A great way to spice things up is to hire a babysitter and go on a 1-day vacation.

48 deb May 27, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Get a babysitter...

49 letty May 27, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Go out on a date together, leave kids at a family members house to spend the night and have a rooooomantic night.

50 letty May 27, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I subscribe via email. Love your site

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