Giveaway: Valentine’s Day Date Night Package

LOVE PACKAGE GIVEAWAY

Good Monday morning, mamas!

Valentine’s Day is this weekend (Sunday, to be exact), so we’re giving away a LOVE PACKAGE in honor of the holiday of love.

Look at all the awesomeness the winner will receive:

♥ An overnight stay at Hyatt Place with her favorite person (and the lucky mama will be able to choose her night to stay; it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day!)

♥ A package of delicious Kyya Chocolate that includes a variety of their most popular bars, including 72.5% Midnight Hispanolia (with hints of burnt orange and dark cherry), 72.5% Ecuador (with hints of cherry), 50.3% Dark Uganda, 50.3% Uganda Sea Salt Almond, 33.3% Uganda Milk and 33.3% Uganda Milk Almond.

♥ A 60-minute Swedish massage from the Revive Medical Spa. Ahhhhhhhhh. We’re feeling relaxed already.

What’s not to about this package?!

ABOUT HYATT PLACE: Sometimes you just need to get away, but it  just doesn’t sound doable to leave town — and leave the kiddos — for several days.

That’s when a LOCAL overnight stay makes sense. You get away for the night, recharge with your husband (or your besties) and still make it to your kid’s events — or work — on Monday. The Hyatt Place in Rogers/Bentonville is the perfect way to “get away from it all” without going too far.

hyatt rogers bentonvilleWe’re  sure you’ve spotted this hotel from the interstate as you drive through Rogers (it’s at 4610 W. Walnut St). Their logo has the cute dots that we always notice when we’re over that way. We love the upscale vibe of this hotel inside and out.

While you’re relaxing at the Hyatt, you can enjoy the (coffee, beer and wine) bar, grab ‘n go items at the Gallery Market, the fitness center and more. And we know you’ll love your bright, airy guest room. Sleep late at the hotel, if you want, because the kids won’t be there to wake you up too early. When you do climb out of bed, you’ll be treated to a complimentary “A.M. Kitchen Skillet” breakfast at the hotel to complete your stay. Here are a few other luxuries:

  • Free Wi-Fi everywhere
  • Swiveling 42″ flat screen HDTV
  • Contemporary bathroom
  • Luxury skin and hair care
  • Mini-fridge

Click here to see more pics and read about what they have to offer.

The winning mama can choose which night she’d like to stay at the hotel (it doesn’t have to be on Valentine’s Day). Sound like something you’d like to win? We thought so!

NOTE FROM THE MAMAS: The Hyatt is offering some special Valentine’s packages in honor of the holiday of love this weekend! If you want to be sure and have a happy Valentine’s Day stay — along with some great perks thrown in to make it extra special — just give Mahdisen a call and she will hook you up! The main number is 479-633-8555

Thanks, Mahdi!

rp_kyya-300x199.jpgABOUT THE CHOCOLATE: And how about if we also include a Valentine’s Day basket of chocolate bars from an amazing Northwest Arkansas chocolate company? Kyya Chocolate is all hand made here in NWA and a portion of sales goes to orphans.

The owners are passionate about people — and chocolate!

The winner will receive a variety of their most popular bars, including 72.5% Midnight Hispanolia (with hints of burnt orange and dark cherry), 72.5% Ecuador (with hints of cherry), 50.3% Dark Uganda, 50.3% Uganda Sea Salt Almond, 33.3% Uganda Milk and 33.3% Uganda Milk Almond.

Click here to see some of the retail locations that now carry Kyya Chocolate.

revive medical spaABOUT REVIVE MEDICAL SPA: Revive Medical Spa offers a full range of medical, cosmetic, and therapeutic services, with the latest technology and knowledgeable clinicians and staff.

Located in Fayetteville, Revive serves the communities of Northwest Arkansas, Southwest Missouri, and Eastern Oklahoma. Revive’s massage therapists and estheticians personalize every relaxing service to each guest’s individual needs.

And?

We’ve been there and the massages are AH-mazing. You will LOVE your massage.

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win tickets to win the package, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us about a person you love. To help get you started: What’s special about them? Were they amazingly helpful during a hard time? Did they love you when you weren’t at your most lovable? What are their best characteristics?

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.

Our newsletter subscribers get access to the good stuff, including exclusive giveaways (like this one), information about local events, local mom interviews, recipes and more. It’s delivered straight to your inbox so you don’t miss anything awesome. CLICK HERE to sign up. We won’t fill your inbox with info, no worries. We only send out newsletters when there’s something in it for you — and we know you’ll be interested in hearing about it.

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 the winner on Friday, mamas! Good luck, lovely mamas! ♥

Giveaway: Tickets to Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny

Mamas, don’t you just love these two stories as much as your kids?

We’re so excited that these two classics will be coming to the stage at Walton Arts Center on Feb. 21st at 2 p.m. If you’d love to take your kids, this giveaway is for you! Two mamas will each win 4 tickets to take their family to the show!

Tickets are only $8 for this show, so if you don’t want to risk missing out on seeing it, CLICK HERE to grab your tickets now.

GoodnightMoon_266x375ABOUT THE SHOW: Mermaid Theatre presents two of the most enduring and beloved children books of all time, incorporating innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects and evocative original music!

Attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood, Goodnight Moon is a celebration of familiar nighttime rituals, while The Runaway Bunny’s pretend tale of leaving home evokes reassuring responses from loving parents.

Both tales feature endearing rabbit characters, with the soothing rhythms of bunny banter and dream-like imagery that will enchant your children.

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win tickets to see this show, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us about your favorite bedtime ritual with your kids. Is it reading a good book, then lights out? Do you have a special phrase you say to each other? Is there something you (or your kids) have to do or they just can’t quite go to sleep?

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.

Our newsletter subscribers get access to the good stuff, including exclusive giveaways (like this one), information about local events, local mom interviews, recipes and more. It’s delivered straight to your inbox so you don’t miss anything awesome. CLICK HERE to sign up. We won’t fill your inbox with info, no worries. We only send out newsletters when there’s something in it for you — and we know you’ll be interested in hearing about it.

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.

Remember, tickets for this show are only $8 each, so CLICK HERE if you want to buy tickets now. We’ll choose the two winners on Friday. Good luck!

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Giveaway: Tickets to see Mamma Mia!

UPDATE: We just picked the two winners for this giveaway (at random) and we’ve sent emails to them so please check your inbox to see if you’re the lucky mama. If you didn’t win the tickets, we hope you’ll still join us for Girls Night Out and use the group discount mentioned below. (Call Rachel at 479-571-2719 to book tickets.) Can’t wait to see you there!

Get ready for THE Girls Night Out of the season! You’re officially invited to join us when we go to the Walton Arts Center to see Mamma Mia on Thursday, February 11, 2016. We’ve got a ticket discount plus a block of seats reserved so we can sit together. Want to come? We’d LOVE for you to be there. In fact, this week we’re giving away FOUR tickets to the show, so throw your name in the online hat to win them. (Two ladies will win 2 tickets each.)

hog haus photoBUT FIRST, WE EAT: The show starts at 7 p.m. but we’re hosting a pre-show Happy Hour starting at 5 p.m. across the street at the Hog Haus Brewing Company. (The upstairs room will be reserved for the ladies of nwaMotherlode!) Show up anytime between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to enjoy a few light appetizers, sodas or a glass of wine on us before we head over to the theater in time for the curtain to go up.

hog hausWhile we’re at Hog Haus, we’re also going to do a few drawings for fun gift cards from local mom-friendly businesses. (The gift cards will hook you up with some fun shopping at local boutiques, restaurant meals and even a pair of tickets for an upcoming show at Walton Arts Center.) Anyone at the pre-show Happy Hour can throw their name in the hat to win the gift cards and we’ll give them out that night.

ABOUT THE SHOW: A few years ago, one of my friends called and told me I had to go to this show with her because it’s so perfect for a Girls Night Out. (Guys love this show, too, but it’s more fun to see this one with other women because the story line revolves around three amazing girlfriends. And, of course, the star of the show is also a mama. It’s a love story but it’s also hilariously funny.)

I absolutely LOVED the show and was so glad my friend invited me. I laughed — hard. And the music is just so much fun. The show includes ABBA songs like “Take a Chance on Me,” “S.O.S.,” and “Souper Trouper.” It’s like a two-hour party, it’ll be really hard not to stand up in your seat and put your hands in the air when they start playing the song “Dancing Queen.” This musical has been called “the ultimate feel-good show” and people see it over and over again.

mama mia3HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win tickets to see Mamma Mia, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us what you love about a fun Girls Night Out. For us, it’s the laughs. We always laugh when we’re with our girlfriends, and nobody “gets us” quite like our fellow mamas do.

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

at symbol, emailINCREASE 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.

Our newsletter subscribers get access to the good stuff, including exclusive giveaways (like this one), information about local events, local mom interviews, recipes and more. It’s delivered straight to your inbox so you don’t miss anything awesome. CLICK HERE to sign up. We won’t fill your inbox with info, no worries. We only send out newsletters when there’s something in it for you — and we know you’ll be interested in hearing about it.

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.

GET YOUR TICKET: If you don’t want to take a chance on missing this Girls Night Out event and prefer to buy tickets now with the nwaMotherlode group discount price, call Rachel at 479-571-2719 to reserve your seat. Be sure to let her know that you’re attending with nwaMotherlode. There are different ticket price points ($49.60 or $58.10), depending on where you want to sit.

Book your ticket asap because this show typically sells out! Looking forward to having you there when our group of local mamas see Mamma Mia together!

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Giveaway: Comedian Paula Poundstone tickets + U.S. Pizza!

WAC_PoundstoneAre you ready to LOL?

Well, Paula Poundstone is sure to deliver some belly laughs at her show on February 5th at Walton Arts Center. We’ve got two tickets to give away to the show PLUS dinner at U.S. Pizza! Date night!!!

ABOUT THE SHOW: 25 years ago, Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country – stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. She has since become one of the greatest humorists of our time, praised as a legend among comics and audiences alike.

Widely known as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me,” her list of awards and accolades prove that she not only shot through the glass ceiling, she never even acknowledged that it was there.

The San Fransisco Chronicle says she’s “at the top of her game…” and the Boston Globe raves she’s “never been funnier…” Here for one night only, the always-hilarious Poundstone visits WAC with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy to deliver insightful, spontaneous humor as she never has before!

u.s. pizzaABOUT THE FOOD: Well, we absolutely love U.S. Pizza. It’s NWA tradition! The pizza’s great and they also have delicious salads, sandwiches and Sunday brunch!

It’s a fun environment and they have their own parking on Dickson Street!

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win the Paula Poundstone tickets, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us the last thing that made you laugh out loud! Was it something your kids said or did? A co-worker’s quip? Maybe it was a YouTube video that made you spit your Dr. Pepper onto the computer screen? We can’t wait to hear all about it and LOL, too!

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.

at symbol, emailYou can also earn an extra chance to win by signing up to receive the free email newsletter we send once a week.

Our newsletter subscribers get access to the good stuff, including exclusive giveaways (like this one), information about local events, local mom interviews, recipes and more. It’s delivered straight to your inbox so you don’t miss anything awesome. CLICK HERE to sign up. We won’t fill your inbox with info, no worries. We only send out newsletters when there’s something in it for you — and we know you’ll be interested in hearing about it.

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.

If you don’t want to take a chance and prefer to buy tickets now, CLICK HERE. We’ll choose a winner on Friday afternoon, mamas! Good luck!

Giveaway: Tickets to see Kinky Boots at Walton Arts Center!

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In need of a fun Girls’ Night Out or date night?

Then you’ll need some tickets to see Kinky Boots at Walton Arts Center! We’ve got ya covered.

The show runs Tuesday, Jan. 19 to Sunday, Jan. 24, and the winner and her date will score tickets to the opening night show.

KinkyBoots_webABOUT KINKY BOOTS: This Broadway show features songs by Grammy® and Tony®-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and is a musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Sons. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony® Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony® Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six Broadway Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.

“There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News

Here’s a look at Kinky Boots on tour:

HOW TO ENTER: To throw your name in the online hat to win the Kinky Boots tickets, click on the words “post a comment” below and tell us about your favorite pair of shoes. They could be those high heels that make you feel like dancing or the hiking boots that you’ve had since college, but still love to wear on the dusty trails. Or maybe your favorite shoes are really slippers — the ones you slip on after you get home from work or wear on the weekends! :)

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

at symbol, emailINCREASE 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.

Our newsletter subscribers get access to the good stuff, including exclusive giveaways (like this one), information about local events, local mom interviews, recipes and more. It’s delivered straight to your inbox so you don’t miss anything awesome. CLICK HERE to sign up. We won’t fill your inbox with info, no worries. We only send out newsletters when there’s something in it for you — and we know you’ll be interested in hearing about it.

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.

If you don’t want to take a chance and prefer to buy tickets now, CLICK HERE. We’ll choose a winner on Friday afternoon, mamas! Good luck!