Friday, August 19, 2011

Back To School Event #4: Kids Eat Free at IHOP {$25 Gift Card Giveaway}

Back to School event{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, JC!}

When it comes to back-to-school time, kids are always the focus - which makes sense, right? After all, they're the ones that have to get up, get dressed, get out the door with their lunch and their backpack, make it through the day, go to after school activities, do their homework, get some sleep, and do it all the next day.

As any parent can tell you, that's true... to an extent. Because although kids are the ones hopping on the school bus or sitting at the desks, it is the moms and dads that are the ones who tirelessly work behind the scenes to make sure it all happens. Who is acting as the alarm clock, packing the lunches and driving to the activities?

Fortunately, there are companies and places out there that realize that hard working parents are superheroes this time of year and often need a break from the hustle and bustle. Which is why the Kids Eat Free promotion going on at IHOP is a great way to take a night off of cooking and have a delicious meal for the whole family!

IHOP logoThat's right, free!

Running through August 31st, every day from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. children 12 and under can order any item off the "Just for Kids" menu for free with every purchase of an adult entrĂ©e. Every item on the IHOP kids menu – from the signature Rooty Jr to the crispy chicken strips to the Create-A-Face Pancake – are SIMPLE & FIT selections that are under 600 calories, and lunch and dinner items are served with fresh fruit.

So not only is your child's meal free, but it is delicious and healthy as well! And, adding to the fun, children will receive an exclusive "Spy Kids" themed activity book packed with adventures for the whole family, as well as a special section filled with valuable back-to-school coupons, including special offers from retailers of name-brand shoes and clothing.

IHOP SpyKidsWhen it comes to getting kids prepared for the start of the school year, I appreciate that IHOP, one of America’s favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner, is doing something to give parents a break with the return of its popular Kids Eat Free promotion. Throw in the "Spy Kids" activity book with money-saving coupons for back-to-school purchases and it's a win-win!

But, wait! For even more winning, families also have a chance toKids activity book win their own action-packed adventure with the launch of the IHOP "Spy Kids" Sweepstakes. Running from August 1st - September 31st, enter for a chance to win one grand prize family trip for four to Troublemaker Studio in Austin, Texas for a meet and greet with Spy Kids writer and director, Robert Rodriguez.

The grand prize winner also receives passes to nearby family attractions, including Schliterbahn Water Park and the Austin Children’s Museum, plus a DVD prize pack and IHOP gift cards. Four first place winners will receive a movie studio swag bag filled with DVDs and other promotional items, as well as IHOP gift cards. To enter for a chance to win and for official rules visit their sweepstakes page.

Thanks to their generosity, one person will be ready for a yummy meal (and their kids can eat free!) soon, because...

One lucky person will win a $25 gift card to IHOP!

IHOP gift cardBe sure to visit the IHOP giveaways on An Island Life, A Frugal Friend and Planes, Trains and Taxi Cabs as well for even more chances to win a great gift card!

To enter to win:
Tell me what makes you a superhero during this time of year.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you Like IHOP on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

I want to WIN a $25 IHOP gift card and have a delicious meal today! http://bit.ly/qkNgKG @thxmailcarrier #giveaway #win

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email, become a fan on Facebook or add Thanks, Mail Carrier to your blogroll.
3 Extra Entries if you put my cute button up on your blog. Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if your put our Back To School button up on your blog (find the code over in the sidebar). Please leave an address where it can be found.
3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to this post. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on August 26th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to IHOP for providing a $25 gift card for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Mami2jcn said...

I'm a mommy superhero because I plan out my sons' wardrobe for school, pack lunches, help with homework, volunteer in the classroom, and stay in touch with their teachers.

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jenspurg said...

I'm a superhero because I make sure everyone gets where they're going with everything they need.
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mummytotwoboys said...

What makes me a superhero during this time of year is being able to push a stroller, hold my two year olds hand, try and feed a baby and make it through the insane crowds in stores undertaking back to school shopping!

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ApachesPrincess said...

This time of year, I'm a 4H superhero because of the work I do with our county's 4H ambassadors and the haunted house/carnival fundraiser! Thanks for the giveaway!

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I like Ihop on Facebook!

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RaettigFamily said...

Mom of 14 month old twins and expecting a baby in 8 weeks...enough said lol

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JC said...

Work, home, kids and all activities...surviving from all these make me a superhero.

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Elaine said...

What makes me a super(MOM)hero is that I make sure my girls are up and ready for school, I get their lunches packed and breakfast ready. I also make sure (constantly remind them) that their homewaork is done AND put away in backpack and clothes are picked out the night before. ETC.

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Jessyca said...

This time of year is very hectic with the kids going back to school and trying to get them everything they need, while balancing out school, housework, and making sure everyone gets a healthy meal once a day. So Im a superhero doing it all. :)
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debbie said...

Being able to get everything needed, keep everyone organized and calm anyone down that is upset.
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Jan said...

I would say having patience and staying in faith
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Brittany K said...

I love being able to keep everyone organized and get new things started and keep my house under control while having a full time job! I don't know if that makes me a superhero, but it helps me feel like one :)

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Mysharona said...

My ability to juggle everyones schedule.

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Jessica said...

I feel like a superhero for just being able to stay at work today! Some days are such a struggle :)

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JR911 said...

having snacks for the kids when they get home from school

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bettycd said...

Work, volunteering, class schedules, shopping, home - actually I manage to juggle all this better if I don't scare myself by listing it all out.

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shinybutton said...

I'm a superhero this week because even though my Dad's getting a biopsy today, and my BFF also in the hospital, I'm still managing to do all the work of getting my kids ready for school, which starts Monday.

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I'm a superhero for remembering everyone in my family's schedules
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purplelover04 said...

i am a superhero because i try to get everyone needs and a little of everyone wants.

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peg42 said...

I guess I'm a superhero to my kids because I help them with all their school work, volunteer at their schools often, drive them to all their sports and activities and still find time to make their meals, clean their clothes and keep them organized.
Thanks so much.
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Anonymous said...

actually being able to get everything done that needs to get done

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Jeremy said...

I'm a superhero dad!

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jajils said...

I love to go to IHOP all the time

Kathy Rambousek said...

I'm a superhero mom as I get everything together for the start of a school year and try to help everyone get in their last taste of summer activities

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I'm a superhero because I've been making sure the kids have all their school supplies, clothes and food to pack for lunches for school to start next week!
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Kia89 said...

Being able to get everything that's needed.
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Unknown said...

I'm a super hero because I put everyone else before myself and always make sure they are happy :)
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