Giveaway: Tickets to see Bryan Adams and dinner at ROMA

Ladies, this giveaway is going to ROCK — (and we mean that literally.)

We’re sending one very lucky local mama to the Bryan Adams concert at the Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP) on September 19th. With two free tickets, this will make an AWESOME date night or a Girls’ Night Out. For a preview of just how amazing this concert is going to be, play the video above to get a quick sampling of some of Bryan’s most-loved songs over the years.

roma italian photoWe’re pairing the two concert tickets with a gift certificate to the newly opened Roma restaurant in Rogers, which is within walking distance of the AMP. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is fun and not stuffy. Perfect for a fun night on the town.

For many of us who were tweens and teens when Bryan Adams’ music was on the radio ALL the time, this concert is like a trip back to some of the most exciting moments of our lives — first dates, high school dances, summer nights, first kisses, first cars, Walkmans, and those awesome “jam boxes” we all just had to have.

For the younger mamas, you have no doubt heard plenty of Bryan Adams’ greatest hits because they have quickly become “classic rock” anthems that stand the test of time with lyrics like “I need somebody. Somebody like you. Everybody needs somebody.” (And we’re not even sure it’s possible to sit still when you hear “Summer of ’69“. That song makes us want to dance!)

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, just click on the words “leave a comment” at the bottom of this post and tell us what kind of memories are associated with Bryan Adams’ music in your mind. For example, does the song “Heaven” remind you of your first boyfriend? Does “Run to You” remind you of slumber parties with your best friend in middle school? OR… just tell us why you’d love a date night or girls’ night out right now.

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. Click here to sign up.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

We’ll choose a winner on Friday afternoon, mamas! Good luck!

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Giveaway: Tickets to the Washington County Fair!

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One of my family’s favorite Northwest Arkansas traditions is attending the Washington County Fair in Fayetteville.

For 13 years, we’ve visited the animals, walked through the exhibition halls, eaten ourselves sick on fair food and whirled and twirled on the rides.

Of course, the Washington County Fair  — which is the largest county fair in the state — has been running for much longer than 13 years. It was founded in 1857. How cool is that?

This year, the fair will be on Sept. 1-5. If you’d like to take your kids this year and have some tickets already in your pocket, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got $100 worth of fair tickets to give away!

Heads-up: It’s $5 for ages 6 and up to get into the fair except on Tuesday night when it’s only $2 (with a canned food item). The carnival midway opens at 5 p.m. every day, except for noon on Saturday.

ferris wheelHOW TO ENTER: If you’d like to win the $100 worth of tickets, just click on the words “leave a comment” at the bottom of this post and tell us your favorite memory from the Washington County Fair. If you’ve never been, tell us what you love about county fairs. The funny-looking chickens? The ferris wheel? The nostalgia?

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. Click here to sign up.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

We’ll choose a winner on Friday afternoon, mamas! Good luck!

CLICK HERE to visit the newly-remodeled Washington County Fair website to find out more! CLICK HERE to like them on Facebook and see the latest news!

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Who doesn’t love the carousel? It’s one of our faves :)

Giveaway: $100 Panera gift card to enjoy this summer!

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We recently met the marketing director at Panera Bread, a local mama of two daughters, and in the course of conversation, we asked her if she’d give us some Panera bucks to offer the mamas of NWA.

She gave us gift cards to pair with several recent Walton Arts Center giveaways and today we’re making the gift card the giveaway. The winning mama will receive $100 worth of Panera gift cards to enjoy the rest of the summer! That will buy you a whola lotta salads, croissants, flatbread sandwiches, sweet iced tea and pastries (or whatever you like there)!

In case you missed the big announcement, Panera is on a journey to remove all artificial preservatives, colors, sweeteners, and flavors from the food in its bakery-cafes by the end of 2016. You can find out more here: http://bit.ly/1cijOcG.

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win this $100 gift card, throw your name in the online hat, mamas!

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Mmmmm. Baked goodies at Panera.

To enter, just click on the words “leave a comment” at the bottom of this post and tell us your favorite thing to eat at Panera. (If you have somehow never eaten there, here’s a menu!)

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. Click here to sign up.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

We’ll choose a winner on Friday afternoon, mamas! Good luck!

Giveaway: Maids in Red housecleaning gift card!

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In the summertime, there’s so much to do and enjoy. Cleaning house is not at the top of that to-do list for most of us, am I right?

If the idea of having someone else come in and clean your house makes you feel downright giddy, you’ll LOVE this giveaway! One mama will win a $100 gift card toward house cleaning services by a new local cleaning company called Maids in Red.

The company has reasonable rates, so the $100 gift card will cover most of your entire fee — depending on how big your house is — unless you want to add on services like deep cleaning, fridge clean-out or other specialty services. Regardless, $100 will go a long way to getting your house’s sparkle on! {Maids in Red is even waiving the first-time-cleaning fee, so no worries there}

ABOUT MAIDS IN RED: Maids in Red is a new (local) cleaning company in Northwest Arkansas. The “in red” part of the name pays homage to the Hogs :)

The company has flat rates (plus add-on services for reasonable rates) so you don’t have to guess how much they’ll charge. The founder, Andrew Flocks, said he finds the Maids in Red cleaners the same way many other folks find cleaners, by posting ads.

“But from there I devote time to multiple interviews and test cleanings,” he said. “I look at their work history and I run background checks to make sure they are going to perform a premium cleaning.  I do what you would want to do if you had the time to devote to it.”

We interviewed the founder, Andrew Flocks, last week on Motherlode. CLICK HERE to read the full interview with the Maids in Red founder to give you a better idea of how the company operates — including info about their 200% guarantee that you’ll be happy with your cleaning service.

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HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win this $100 gift card, throw your name in the online hat, mamas!

maids in red, mopTo enter, just click on the words “leave a comment” at the bottom of this post and tell us which room in your house could use a good Maids in Red cleaning right now!

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. Click here to sign up.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

We’ll choose a winner on Friday afternoon, mamas! Good luck! CLICK HEREto visit the Maids in Red website or call the company at: 

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Giveaway: 5 mamas will win tickets to the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular!

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The Walmart AMP and the city of Rogers are presenting a brand new July 4th Fireworks Spectacular this year featuring a patriotic concert by the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) and we have lots of tickets to give away!

Five mamas will each win two adult tickets to enjoy the event on the lawn of the AMP — and each adult ticket includes free admittance for 4 children! Gates open at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 4th, and the music starts at 8 p.m. Fireworks to follow!

About the Show: The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), under the musical direction of Paul Haas, will present a concert celebrating both the beauty and grandeur of America as well as honoring those who have served in our nation’s armed forces. The program will include beloved music like “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” “Overture of “William Tell,” “Bugler’s Holiday,” an Armed Forces Salute and so much more! The uplifting and celebratory concert will lead right into the City of Roger’s beautiful fireworks show.

FIREWORKS begin at 9:30.

A musical salute will be broadcast on KIX 104 to accompany the fireworks. Blankets are welcome, no chairs.

HOW TO ENTER: If you’d love to win these Fireworks Spectacular tickets, throw your name in the online hat, mamas!

Just click on the words “leave a comment” at the bottom of this post and tell us about one of your favorite 4th of July memories!

You can also email your answer to us at giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com.

INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING: Help us spread the word about this giveaway by emailing your friends and family about the giveaway. We’ll give you an extra chance to win for every person you tell. Just be sure to put giveaways@nwaMotherlode.com on the CC line of your note so we can give you proper credit.

(You can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week. Click here to sign up.)

BE SOCIAL: You can also earn extra chances to win by commenting on our Facebook page, following us on Twitter or following us on Pinterest. If you do any of those, just mention it in your comment or email so we can give you proper credit.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Fireworks Spectacular and to buy tickets. If you want to sit in the covered area of the AMP, tickets are $10.