Enter Our 2018 12 Days of Giveaways Contest for Chances to Win Daily

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The season for giving — and receiving — is here, and we have lots of great prizes to GIVE so you can RECEIVE! Enter Carolina Parent’s 2018 12 Days of Giveaways holiday contest daily Dec. 3-14 for a chance to win prizes ranging from show tickets and kids meals to toys and gift cards. Check back each day at 9 a.m. to see a new prize and to find out who our randomly chosen winner is for the previous day’s prize.

On Dec. 14, in addition to selecting a day 12 prize winner, we will offer off a GRAND prize: four tickets to Tweetsie Christmas. We will randomly choose one winner from ALL entries. Learn more about Tweetsie Christmas by watching the video below.

Dec. 15 update: This contest has ended. Thanks to everyone who entered! The day 12 and grand prize winners will be announced soon! 

Please note: You may enter to win daily, but only one entry per day will be accepted, and you must have entered on the day a prize was posted in order to win that particular prize. Multiple entries on the same day will be deleted. Also, all winners must be local to the Triangle and be able to respond to emails confirming that they are able to accept their prize in order to win it. Two attempts will be made to contact winners before a new winner will be selected. Winners must also be able to pick up their winnings at our office:

5716 Fayetteville Rd.
Durham, NC 27713
919-956-2430

Click on the numbers below each daily prize to see the previous days' prizes and winners. Our winners so far are:

Day 1 – 3 Sets of 4 Tickets to See Theatre in the Park's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' on Dec. 8: Danielle Hiler of Holly Springs, Katherine Younis of Raleigh and Jeff Hartzeim of Fuquay-Varina
Day 2 – 4 Tickets to See 'ELF the Musical' at DPAC on Dec. 9: Andi Barton of Wendell
Day 3 – 4 Tickets to See Theatre in the Park's Presentation of "A Christmas Carol" at DPAC Dec. 14: Laura Robinson of Wake Forest
Day 4 – 4 Tickets to Carolina Ballet's Dec. 16 Presentation of "The Nutcracker": Fran Killius of Cary
Day 5 – 4 Tickets to North Carolina Symphony's "Holiday Cirque Noel" Dec. 22: Sue Mizelle of Cary
Day 6 – 
Rocket Fishing Rod, The Half Acre Field Toy and Bumbleberry Farms Honey: Diana Caldwell of Clayton
Day 7 – Feltman Brothers Gift Certificate: Reyna Estrada of Durham
Day 8 – Museum of Life and Sciences admission for four, YogaKids mat and bblüv's Mülti Reversible Playmat: Victoria Duckworth of Cary
Day 9 – 4 Tickets to Carowinds Winterfest: Shaunda Parrish of Garner
Day 10 – Moe's Southwest Grill Kids Party Catering Package, Elves, Trolls, Stocking Stuffers and Books: Rick Madoni of Holly Springs
Day 11 – Goldfish Swim School Package: Jennifer Roberts of Cary
Day 12 – Gift cards to Learning Express and Defy Gravity: Charles Barton of Wendell
Grand prize – 4 Tickets to Tweetsie Railroad Christmas: Sarah Guastaferro of Raleigh

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Day 12

Gift Cards to Learning Express and Defy Gravity

Dec. 14, 2018

Our final prize offers not one, but TWO gift cards. And keep scrolling to see our GRAND PRIZE. ALL entries collected since Dec. 3 will be in the running for the grand prize. That means if you entered our contest each of the 12 days, you'll have 12 entries in our grand prize drawing. 

Enter to win a $100 gift card to Learning Express, which has locations in Cary, Durham and Raleigh and offers toys for every interest and age group.

We're also giving away a $50 gift card (plus special grip socks) to Defy Gravity, a CircusTrix park with locations in Apex, Durham and Raleigh. Your kids can jump till their hearts content in a safe, fun and supervised environment.

Enter to win by filling out the form below. Check back each day at 9 a.m. to see a new prize and to find out who our randomly chosen winner is for the previous day’s prize. You may enter to win daily, but only one entry per day will be accepted. Multiple entries on the same day will be deleted. 

Value = $150

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Charles Barton of Wendell!

 

Grand Prize Drawing

4 Tickets to Tweetsie Christmas

Dec. 14, 2018

Celebrate a joyous holiday season at Tweetsie Railroad with the family at Tweetsie Christmas. Enjoy a nighttime train ride through thousands of dazzling lights, Santa in his gingerbread house, a live Christmas show, a giant snow globe, a carousel and s’mores by the fire. Friday and Saturday evenings, Nov. 23-Dec. 29, 2018.

One randomly chosen winner from all entries will receive four tickets to Tweetsie Christmas. 

Update: Congratulations to our GRAND PRIZE winner: Sarah Guastaferro of Raleigh!

 

 

Day 11

$200 Goldfish Swim School Package 

Dec. 13, 2018

Today's prize contributes to your child's safety and confidence in the water. Enter to win two months of swimming lessons and a tote bag from Goldfish Swim School of Cary or Wake Forest, a learn-to-swim facility for kids ages 4 months to 12 years. Goldfish Swim School's holistic philosophy, The Science of SwimPlay®, builds life skills both in and out of the water using play-based learning in a fun and safe environment.

Enter to win by filling out the form below. Check back each day at 9 a.m. to see a new prize and to find out who our randomly chosen winner is for the previous day’s prize. You may enter to win daily, but only one entry per day will be accepted. Multiple entries on the same day will be deleted. 

Value = $200

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Jennifer Roberts of Cary!

 

Day 10

Moe's Southwest Grill Kids Party Catering Package, Elves, Trolls, Stocking Stuffers and Books

Dec. 12, 2018

Our day 10 prize package offers a variety of prizes! 

First of all, the winner gets a catering package for 12 kids (ages 12 and under) in-store at the Moe’s Southwest Grill Triangle Arboretum location (127 Weston Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513)— perfect for a birthday party or other fun celebration. Value = $60.


This Portable North Pole Santa's Village Puzzle Pack provides the perfect family activity, and comes with a personalized video message from Santa ($10). We've also thrown in Okidä‚Äč Santa's Playful Husky Plush Puppy, which comes with personalized video message from Santa ($13) and a Magic Ornament Surprise, which doubles as a fun place to hide gifts. Each ornament comes with 70 stickers and a free personalized video from Santa as well ($5). Total value = $28.


Now that your kids have reached the halfway point of their school year, this Avery Dreamworks Trolls Collection of school supplies is the perfect way to replenish their school supplies. Value = $35.


This fun collection fits quite nicely into a stocking. 

Each Breakaway Ballz by Alex Brands consists of eight identically-sized foam pieces that break apart when thrown against a hard surface, revealing a 2-inch bouncy ball surprise inside. The identically sized pieces allow you to easily piece back together. For added play, kids can hide something of theirs inside. Ages 5 and older. Value = $10.

Li'l Scents Mini Plush Clips by Wild Republic engage your senses with favorite smells that collide with popular animal designs to create eight styles of 4-inch scented plush clips: fox strawberry, red panda cherry, seal grape triceratops blueberry, unicorn watermelon, panda peach, tiger tangerine and sloth blue raspberry. This prize package contains the cherry and raspberry L'il Scents Mini Plush Clips. A plastic clip easily attaches to backpacks, strollers, in cars or anywhere you choose! Value = $6 each ($12 total).

Create your own fairytale wedding with the Cupcake Surprise Bridal Edition. With six new styles, beautiful lace dresses, pears and veil tiaras, these new editions are sure to be the most beautiful ones at the wedding. Suitable for ages 3 and older. Value $10.

Do Dats by Alex Brand is a line of adorable characters using lots of fun beads and our patented no-knot system. Display them or wear them as bag charms. You can customize them too. Mix and match the beads to create your very own Do Dat. Collect all of the styles. Ages 6 and up. Value = $5.

"Blaze Saves Christmas" on DVD features a holiday tale involving monster truck Blaze. Value = $19.

One of our Father Figuring columnists, Patrick Hempfing, has also written a book about fatherhood called "MoMENts: A Dad Holds On," and this prize pack includes a copy for you — and one to give away this holiday season. Value = $10 each ($20 total).

Enter to win by filling out the form below. Check back each day at 9 a.m. to see a new prize and to find out who our randomly chosen winner is for the previous day’s prize. You may enter to win daily, but only one entry per day will be accepted. Multiple entries on the same day will be deleted. 

Total = $194

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Rick Madoni of Holly Springs!

 

 

Day 9

4 Tickets to Carowinds Winterfest

Dec. 11, 2018

Enter to win 4 tickets to Carowinds Winterfest at Carowinds in the Charlotte-area on select nights through Dec. 31. These tickets are all-inclusive and provide access to the entire park (although some attractions require an additional fee).

WinterFest is packed with all the sights, sounds, foods and experiences of the holiday season. View a display of more than 5 million shimmering lights, a 70-foot tree. and live shows. Listen to strolling performers who delight guests and spread Christmas cheer for all to hear. Enjoy festive, hands-on holiday activities throughout the park and the sweet aromas of special holiday dishes and desserts that fill the midways. Plus, up to 24 of your favorite rides will be open to complete your night of memory making.

Enter to win by filling out the form below. Check back each day at 9 a.m. to see a new prize and to find out who our randomly chosen winner is for the previous day’s prize. You may enter to win daily, but only one entry per day will be accepted. Multiple entries on the same day will be deleted. 

Value = $140

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Shaunda Parrish of Garner!

 

 

Day 8

Take Your Kids to the Museum — and Mat

Dec. 10, 2018

The winner of today's prize gets a true M&M experience — for museum and mat, that is. We're giving away four tickets to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, where your kids can climb up into the treetops in "Hideaway Park;" visit bears, wolves and lemurs in "Explore the Wild;" operate sailboats in "Catch the Wind"; and much more. Value = $70.

When you get home, roll out YogaKids My Mat so the kids can stretch out. This yoga mat, designed just for kids, features a combination of playful animals and powerful affirmations to introduce children to mindfulness and self-empowerment in a manner that is digestible and fun for kids of all ages. Value = $30.

In addition to entering to win one of these durable mats, YogaKids is offering Carolina Parent readers 15 percent off the purchase of one. Use the code PARENT15 when you make your online purchase.


When the kids are done stretching, roll out bblüv's Mülti Reversible Playmat, made of nontoxic, easy-to-clean, waterproof and super comfortable material, this playmat is perfect for on-the-go entertainment with baby. Bright and colored, the reversible Mülti from bblüv is a safe and durable mat to promote learning and motricity for years to come. Parents will also appreciate that it can be rolled up for easy storage. It’s also reversible from its colorful play side to a neutral grey. Bblüv offers an array of stylish, durable, and modern innovations that help simplify life with a baby. Value = $80. 

Enter to win by filling out the form below. Check back each day at 9 a.m. to see a new prize and to find out who our randomly chosen winner is for the previous day’s prize. You may enter to win daily, but only one entry per day will be accepted. Multiple entries on the same day will be deleted. 

Total value = $180

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Victoria Duckworth of Cary!

 

Day 7

$75 Feltman Brothers Gift Certificate

Dec. 9, 2018

The winner of today's prize will get the luxury of purchasing Feltman Brothers classic knit pieces. Founded in 1916, Feltman Brothers has a long history of providing high-quality, exquisitely-styled, hand-embroidered clothing for baby boys and girls.

The Feltman Brothers collection began with a line of handmade dresses and later expanded to include Christening gowns, rompers, bubbles, body suits, booties, bonnets, blankets and more. Feltman Brothers' new collection features classic knit dresses, coveralls, jumpers and more for girls and boys — babies through toddler.

Enter to win a $75 Feltman Brothers gift certificate by filling out the form below. Check back each day at 9 a.m. to see a new prize and to find out who our randomly chosen winner is for the previous day’s prize. You may enter to win daily, but only one entry per day will be accepted. Multiple entries on the same day will be deleted. 

Value = $75

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Reyna Estrada of Durham!

 

 

Day 6

Rocket Fishing Rod, The Half Acre Field Toy and Bumbleberry Farms Honey

Dec. 8, 2018

This field-and-streams-themed prize package will have your little one fishing, mowing grassy fields and sampling farm-fresh honey products. 

The Rocket Fishing Rod takes the hassle out of fishing and accurately casts its line up to 30 feet, making it a great choice for young fishers. Just pump, launch and reel in real fish! Made with high-tech precision engineering, a safety bobber keeps the hook enclosed until it hits the water, all but eliminating snarls and snags. Once the bobber is in the water, the lure/bait compartment opens to drop the lure/bait to the desired depth. Value = $49.

The Half Acre Field toy replicates a farm field to help inspire real world, screen-free, imaginative play. Free of batteries, this toy features lush green grass, hedging, traditional wooden farm gates, farm animals, a tractor and more. Creative play is proven to have intellectual, emotional and social benefits, and The Half Acre Field toy, a NAPPA award winner, is the perfect way to help boys and girls ages 3-plus get away from screens and use their own ingenuity to develop a farm world right in front of their eyes. Value = $50.

The winner of this prize also gets a selection of BumbleBerry Farms handcrafted, artisan honey products, which come in innovative flavors like their Heritage Honey Cream Spreads, Lovers leap old world sea salt caramel, Squirrel Crazy pancakes and maple syrup, Sticky Buns cinnamon slathered in icing, and Molten Lava deep chocolate fudge spice. Value = $85.

Enter to win by filling out the form below. Check back each day at 9 a.m. to see a new prize and to find out who our randomly chosen winner is for the previous day’s prize. You may enter to win daily, but only one entry per day will be accepted. Multiple entries on the same day will be deleted. 

Total value = $184

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Diana Caldwell of Clayton!

 

 

Day 5

4 Tickets to North Carolina Symphony's "Holiday Cirque Noel" Dec. 22, Plus a Collection of Holiday Books

Dec. 7, 2018

Photo courtesy of North Carolina Symphony


Enter to win four tickets to the Dec. 22, 3 p.m. presentation of "Holiday Cirque Noel," where the circus meets the symphony. Stunning aerial feats, mind-boggling contortions and jaw-dropping juggling acts will take your breath away. These awe-inspiring acrobatics accompanied by your favorite festive music are sure to fill you and your family with the wonder of the season. Come early to meet Santa in the lobby.

You can also purchase tickets for additional shows, which take place Dec. 21 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 22 at 8 p.m.

Enter to win by filling out the form below. Check back each day at 9 a.m. to see a new prize and to find out who our randomly chosen winner is for the previous day’s prize. You may enter to win daily, but only one entry per day will be accepted. Multiple entries on the same day will be deleted. 

Value = $140 (tickets) + $100 (books) = $240

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Sue Mizelle of Cary!

 

 

Day 4

4 Tickets to Carolina Ballet's Dec. 16 Presentation of "The Nutcracker"

Dec. 6, 2018

Photo courtesy of Rachel Neville Photography


Carolina Ballet's performance of the timeless classic, "The Nutcracker," is dazzling Triangle audiences now, and today's prize offers four tickets to the Dec. 16, 5 p.m. performance at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. The ballet has already been performed in Chapel Hill Dec. 1-2 at UNC Memorial Hall, and additional performances will take place Dec. 14-23 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium and Dec. 29-30 at DPAC. Featuring a live symphony orchestra, grand magical illusions, and magnificent sets and costumes, this holiday favorite that travels to the land of sweets is not to be missed! 

Enter to win by filling out the form below. You can also order tickets online for the additional remaining shows.

Check back each day at 9 a.m. to see a new prize and to find out who our randomly chosen winner is for the previous day’s prize. You may enter to win daily, but only one entry per day will be accepted. Multiple entries on the same day will be deleted. 

Value = $188

Update: Congratulations to our winner, Fran Killius of Cary!

 


 

Day 3

4 Tickets to See Theatre in the Park's Presentation of "A Christmas Carol" at DPAC Dec. 14

Dec. 5, 2018

Photo courtesy of Stephen J. Larson


Ira David Wood III stars as "Scrooge" in Theatre in the Park's annual presentation of "A Christmas Carol," and today's prize offers the winner four tickets to the Dec. 14, 7 p.m. show at the Durham Performing Arts Center. This musical comedy adaptation of the Dickens classic has been performed annually since 1974 and has been named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" and "one of the most successful shows in North Carolina theater history." The performance has also enjoyed critically acclaimed tours to England and France.

Enter to win by filling out the form below. A winner will be randomly chosen and contacted by 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.

You can purchase tickets to additional showings, which take place Dec 5-9 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, and Dec 12-16 at DPAC.

Check back each morning at 9 a.m. to see a new prize and to find out who our randomly chosen winner is for the previous day’s prize. You may enter to win daily, but only one entry per day will be accepted. Multiple entries on the same day will be deleted. 

Value = $146

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Laura Robinson of Wake Forest.


 

Day 2

4 Tickets to See 'ELF the Musical' at DPAC on Dec. 9

Dec. 4, 2018

Photo courtesy of DPAC


Smiling will be your favorite if you win tickets to see the Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m., performance of "Elf the Musical" at Durham Performing Arts Center, a humorous Broadway performance that the New York Times is calling "splashy, peppy, sugar-sprinkled holiday entertainment." Discover your inner elf while watching this modern-day holiday classic live.

You can also purchase tickets for other showings, which take place Dec. 4-9 at various times.

Enter to win by filling out the form below. Three winners will be randomly chosen and contacted by 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Check back each day at 9 a.m. to see a new prize and to find out who our randomly chosen winner is for the previous day’s prize. You may enter to win daily, but only one entry per day will be accepted. Multiple entries on the same day will be deleted. 

Value = $114

UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Andi Barton of Wendell!

 

Day 1

Dec. 3, 2018

3 Sets of 4 Tickets to See Theatre in the Park's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' on Dec. 8

PHOTO OF "A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS" PERFORMANCE COURTESY OF STEPHEN J. LARSON


Based on Charles M. Shulz's beloved motley crew of characters, Theatre in the Park presents "A Charlie Brown Christmas" in an adaptation of the TV special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson. When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts and when an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit fails, he recruits help from Linus to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

Enter to win one of three sets of four tickets to the Dec. 8, 2 p.m. show at Theatre in the Park in Raleigh by filling out the form below. Three winners will be randomly chosen and contacted by 9 a.m. tomorrow morning.

If you're interested in purchasing tickets to another showing, you may do so online here. Additional remaining showings are Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. (a sensory-friendly performance), Dec. 8 at 5 p.m., and Dec. 9 at 3 p.m.

Value = $48/set of four tickets (for a total of $144)

UPDATE: Congratulations to our three winners: Danielle Hiler of Holly Springs, Katherine Younis of Raleigh and Jeff Hartzeim of Fuquay-Varina!

 

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