Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Giveaway: KaBOOM - I Found a Park!

This giveaway is now closed.

When Bruce and I go on vacation, we like to take Charlotte to the local parks. It is simple playtime for her that is a lot like what we do at home. Yeah, we go to the park as often as possible, once a week at least when we can.

Sometimes though, it is hard to find a decent park in a new town. When I heard about KaBOOM! though, I hoped it would make travel with children easier. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that "envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America." They are currently working to create a database of 100,000 databases in 100 days.

I joined the online community earlier this week and was easily able to add four area parks that Charlotte and I have enjoyed together. Not only do I get to help other parents find parks but for each park I enter (and you too!) I get an entry into one of their weekly contests.
Here's what counts as a playspace: a playground, field, a skate park, roller hockey rink, lake, dog park, community center, basketball court or ice rink - any place where kids can engage in unstructured play for free or a nominal fee. A playspace listing on KaBOOM! consists of an address or cross street and a description, one photo and one rating.
I entered my playspaces as a member of the Mom Central team and for each play space I submitted, $1 will be donated to Jumpstart, a non-profit that brings at-risk preschool children and caring adults together to improve literacy.

Sometimes my reviews are sponsored (I always tell you at the bottom of each post) and I get to keep something in exchange for an honest review. When I heard about KaBOOM! I was so excited about it that I agreed to share this site with you in exchange for something to give one of my readers, instead of keeping anything for myself.

So, if you join the Mom Central team on KaBOOM! and come back leaving me a comment with the play space name, then I will enter you to win a $10 Amazon.com gift card.

To win to $10 Amazon.com gift card, just leave a comment below telling me which park you added to the KaBOOM! database. I will randomly draw 1 winners next Saturday. There are four ways to enter and you can do any of them you like, for up to four entries:

  1. Leave a comment telling me which park you added,
  2. Subscribe to my RSS feed, and leave a 2nd comment telling me you did so, or already are subscribed,
  3. Link to my giveaway on your own blog, leaving another comment with the permalink to you post, or
  4. Share this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you did (honor system).
That's it. 4 ways to win and 1 lucky winners. This giveaway will end at midnight on Monday, April 27. Read all contest rules here.
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Sponsored by Mom Central and KaBOOM!


  1. Thanks for helping to spread the word!

    We linked back to your post here.


    Annie Lynsen
    Manager, Online Content & Community Development