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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The Crazy Gengler Boys said...

I like IHOP of FB -- Jessica Vaughan Gengler- aggiegrad02@gmail.com

kathy55439 said...

I am a supper hero mom Because I don't think only babies need adoptive homes..... I think Teens need forever homes too.....

kathy55439 said...

Like IHOP on Facebook.
Kathy D

kathy55439 said...

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sohamolina said...

Taking child everywhere for various activities makes me a superhero

sohamolina said...

Like IHOP on Facebook.

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Entered Coca Cola giveaway

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Anonymous said...

Checking homework and organizing everything in my life makes me a super hero.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Follow you on Twitter: rhoneygee
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Helen Keeler said...

What makes me a superhero during this time of year is that I try to fun the the lives of the children I babysit each day. helenkeeler@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I am a mommy super hero because I take care of my 1 year LO and I have another one on the way and I get very little sleep, pregnancy induced insomnia. Cook, clean, coupon and look for an extra job.

nicolelove55@gmail.com

Lindsey said...

Just trying my best to look after our 2 young kids while we're trying to run our own business too

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ninamcclain93 said...

I am a superhero because I am surviving through the first week of college!!!

Selinda said...

I'm a superhero because I manage to organize everything and still can manage a weekend visit by family!

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Selinda said...

I like IHOP on facebook! Selinda McCumbers.

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Selinda said...

I entered the Red Baron Real Deal Pizza Challenge giveaway!

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Selinda said...

I entered the Coca Cola's 125 years of summer fun initiative giveaway!

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Selinda said...

I entered the Swiss Colony Snowman Truffles giveaway!

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I entered the Everlasting Clean clothes with a case of Ajax 2X HE Laundry Detergent from CleanItSupply.com giveaway!

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Selinda said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted your information:

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Thanks,

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Selinda said...

I follow on GFC, SelindaM. #1

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Shell Holland said...

Coupons make me a superhero!

Shell Holland said...

I like ihop on fb

Shell Holland said...

entered busybodybook giveaway

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Cody said...

Driving my girlfriend to work everyday.

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Brittney said...

I get my daughter ready for school, work, and take care of the household
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Anonymous said...

I am currently a superhero because I am incubating a baby!

Trudy
onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I entered the Gummy Lump giveaway.

Trudy
onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

What makes me a superhero is making sure the kids are well fed, dressed right for the weather. I stay calm under pressure, and I'm always helping with homework...

jimandboys@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Like Ihop on fb

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Lori A. said...

daily tweet 8/20
https://twitter.com/#!/ljatwood/status/104934069799886848
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julis55 said...

I am a superhero because I take care of my family

Anonymous said...

Getting three kids to the school bus on time! Thanks irishluck1114@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

E-mail subscriber. Thanks. irishluck1114@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

E-mail subscriber. #2. Thanks.irishluck1114@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Like IHOP on FB (Contest KAO). Thanks. irishluck1114@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I'm a superhero for couponing the back to school lists for my daughters! the extra $ = school clothes :)

Anonymous said...

Like your site on FB (Contest KAO). Thanks. irishluck1114@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I follow you on GFC.

Anonymous said...

Like your site on FB (Contest KAO). #2. Thanks. irishluck1114@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I am SuperDriver! I shuttle my kids back and forth between camps, activities and playdates...
stigay at aol.com

Unknown said...

ihop facebook fan (sarah hirsch)

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gfc following (stigay) 1

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Shelley said...

I have twins with special needs & to help them handle all of the changes: new teachers, new students, new bus, new schedule whoo hoo! crazy! We're all Super at this time of yr.
mrspoofa(at)aol.com

Shelley said...

I Like IHOP on Facebook.
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Shelley said...

Following you on twitter & tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Mrspoofa/status/104955585849602048
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Jessyca said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Jessyca81/status/104963031854891008

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Caryn said...

I'm a superhero because I make sure everyone has food to eat, clean clothes, and gets where they need to be on time

caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

wigget said...

taking the kids to the demolition derby!

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smdrm said...

Since my kids are grown, I'm a retired super hero. Back when, I was a hero for remembering and getting all the stuff needed to start school.

kg4rmt at arrl dot net

smdrm said...

I LIke IHOP on Facebook.

smdrm said...

I entered the Ajax Laundry Detergent giveaway.

smdrm said...

I follow on Twitter as smdrm and I tweeted the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/#!/smdrm/status/104976507310583808

smdrm said...

I'm subscribed via Google REader.

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I follow on Google Friend Connect as smdrm.;

smdrm said...

I'm a fan on Facebook as Selene Montgomery

fordja628 said...

I'm a super mom because my daughter just entered Freshman year at college two hours away. She's our only child. I helped her pack, spent an enormous amount of money, time and energy getting her ready and didn't cry until I was back in the car driving home! It takes a lot of superhero strength to put up a good front when your heart is breaking inside while knowing this will be so good for her!

tia said...

I'm a superhero this time a year because I have 3 Boys to get off to school.

tia said...

IHOP Facebook fan
Tl Moyer

tia said...

GFC Follower

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Email subscriber

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Like you on facebook.

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puye said...

I'm a superhero because I make sure everyone gets where they're going with everything they need.
agnesye@hotamil.com

puye said...

I Like IHOP on Facebook.
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puye said...

I entered Red Varon Pizza Prize pack giveaway
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Gina F. said...

I'm a mommy superhero because I pack school lunches, help with homework when needed, volunteer in the classrooms, and stay in touch with their teachers.

ginaferrell3 at yahoo dot com

Gina F. said...

Like IHOP on Facebook - Gina Ferrell

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Gina F. said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted this giveaway.

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Maude Lynn said...

Finding the super cool back to school clothes!

Allison said...

I am a superhero because I work and provide for my family while doing everything at home too!

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Allison said...

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2- I subscribe via rss feed in google reader

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Princess Golden Hair said...

I don't know that I am any more of a superhero than any other working mom. Sometimes it might seem I'm moving faster than a speeding bullet or I'm jumping over tall buildings with a single bound but in reality I'm just mild mannered Mom to my kids

teechbiz at gmail dot com

Princess Golden Hair said...

I like IHop on Facebook

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Jan said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/105084769674608640
tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

tlannan30 said...

I am a superhero because my teacher husband and my kids are home all summer and I get up and go to work every day knowing they get to stay home and have fun.'

tlannan30[at]yahoo[dot]com

jenspurg said...

daily tweet. https://twitter.com/#!/jen_r_horn/status/105096898418982912
huntandride@hotmail.com

amber said...

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i'm a superhero this time of year b/c i'm motivated to start new projects, and make good use of time for the new school year

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Anonymous said...

im a superhero because im a mom of three boys!!!hahaha

stacy

mrobert3@msn.com

Jan Messali said...

Keeping the house straightened up after everyone. :)
janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

Erica best said...

http://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/105094881944420353

Kim Smith said...

I'm a super hero because I manage to get everyone where they need to go. Baseball games, Girl Scouts, school activities and friend's houses.

smilekisses said...

I am a super hero because IHOP here and IHOP everywhere carting my daughter and her friends where ever they need to go.
dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

smilekisses said...

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spirit_kim said...

What makes me a superhero is during the busy summer I still try and make healthful meals which can take some planning.

gabe411 at hotmail dot com

spirit_kim said...

I enter the Jenlinn giveaway.
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spirit_kim said...

google reader subscribed

Shell Holland said...

https://twitter.com/#!/superschaley/status/105252054229991424

mscoffee77 said...

I'm super hero because I take care of the best boys in the world:)

mscoffee77(AT)juno(DOT)com

TheAtticGirl said...

I'm a superhero because I manage everything at home while my hubby works 2 jobs

donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

TheAtticGirl said...

entered your pampers giveaway

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entered your gummylump giveaway

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Jessyca said...

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hale2005 said...

I am a superhero this time of year because of taking care of the lawn.

hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

hale2005 said...

Like IHOP on FB.
mrcheapo

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hale2005 said...

Following on twitter.
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hale2005 said...

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hale2005 said...

Like on FB.
mrcheapo

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Allison said...

http://twitter.com/#!/kitraz13/status/105360354187554816

kitraz13 at hotmail dot com

almaNYC said...

I'm a superhero because I'm getting everything ready for the busyness of September.

thischickwins @ gmail.com

jenspurg said...

daily tweet. https://twitter.com/#!/jen_r_horn/status/105375099422646272
huntandride@hotmail.com

Tracy R said...

Managing to get healthy meals on the table, salads and all, after work every day. I need an IHOP break - they have salad there too!
cardprincess(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Tracy R said...

I follow you on twitter @tracylr233 and I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/tracylr233/status/105382941307322369

Shelley said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Mrspoofa/status/105391208033026048
mrspoofa(at)aol.com

Megan Earley said...

Keeping my family organized at the start of the school year makes me a superhero
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Megan Earley said...

like ihop on fb
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entered jenlinn
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Reyna Meinhardt said...

I tweeted again today!

http://twitter.com/#!/PoloPony95/status/105396987813314561

Thanks!
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marcia goss said...

In addition to my own job, I make sure everyone gets fed, homework done, and has clean clothes!
marcia.goss@gmail.comn

marcia goss said...

I like IHOP on Facebook.(Marcia Goss)
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marcia goss said...

I follow you on Twitter @mgoss123 and tweeted.
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Crystal F said...

I'm a superhero because I make sure my girls are ready. I make sure their backpack is packed, they are dressed and out the door when we need to be. I'm there to pick them up after school and then ready to help them with their homework. thank you!
crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

Crystal F said...

I'm a google follower! crystalf
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Crystal F said...

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Crystal F said...

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