Giveaway: Free childcare and date night!

NOTE: This giveaway is closed for comments because we have two winners!

A few questions, girls: Do you have all your Christmas shopping done yet? How many date nights have you managed to enjoy with your husband this year? If your answers to these two questions are NO! and NOT ENOUGH! we’ve got a giveaway today that you’re sure to love.

home_04.jpgFor those of you who WANT (so much!) a date night, but don’t know what you’d do with the kids, here’s the solution: they’ll go have fun at Ashley Leis’ Play-Care place for four hours while the grown-ups enjoy a luxurious dinner at the popular River Grille Steakhouse in Bentonville. It’s a package deal!

Click on the River Grille logo to virtually visit the restaurant and to check out their fabulous menu! It will make your mouth water, we promise.

But wait, there’s more! This giveaway will have two winners! The second winner will win a date for some well-deserved “me time”. There will be free child care during the day at Play-Care (four hour’s worth!) while you take time for shopping, getting a haircut or any of the other million things that are difficult to do with the kids. And while you’re out, you’ll be treated to lunch at a great Benton County restaurant, courtesy of our friends at!

Winner picks the night — or day — that she’d like to enjoy the prize within the next 30 days.

playcare2.jpgSo, to recap: Winner #1 will be treated to a date night with free childcare at Play-Care and dinner at the River Grille. Winner #2 will receive free childcare at Play-Care and a delicious lunch. (To get to know Play-Care owner Ashley Leis a little better, check out the short video postcard at the bottom of this post or visit her website by clicking on the ad. Click HERE to see a more detailed story about Play-Care on nwaMotherlode.)

If this sounds like fun to you, here’s how to sign up: Click on the word “comment”at the bottom of this post and tell us what you’d do with a few kid-free hours. Help us spread the word about this giveaway by sending an e-mail to your friends/family, and we’ll give you an extra chance to win for every friend you tell. Just be sure to put on the CC line of your e-mail so we can give you proper credit.

We’ll choose a winner at random on Monday, Dec. 7.

Good luck, moms!


  1. I can only speculate on what I’d do with kid free time since I don’t have that luxury…EVER! LOL I dream of giving myself a pedi. My daughter told me it’s not OK to wear shoes to bed, but what she will never know is that she was rubbing my bare feet! =p

  2. I update our blog, watch TV or catch up on Facebook! I think “me” time is important for anyone, so I don’t mind using naptime for this purpose and slack on some housework every now and then in order to get this time to myself.

  3. My kids this a.m. fingerpainted my wall and futon with butt cream. Kid free hours? I would just sit by myself somewhere and contemplate my life … uninterupted!! I would also google ways to get butt cream off furniture!!

  4. I would love to have some free time to finish my Christmas shopping and some time to spend by myself.

  5. I’d read more than 5 pages of a book at a time and drink an entire cup of coffee without it getting cold before I finished. I’d then get a haircut without checking on my kids every minute in the mirror and maybe even make it out of walmart in under 2 hours…lofty aspirations, I know!

  6. Take a LONNNNNNNG relaxing bath. It is kind of hard to do that when you are interrupted repeatedly by a toddler, husband, dog….

  7. Kid free time! How exciting. If I had some time alone it would be used to just catch up with everything that has been backing up.

  8. I would clean our house and organize for Christmas. I would also like to run errands kid-free and go to as many stores and stay as long as I want to in the store!

  9. I don’t really know but I’m sure I would figure it out:) I work a lot about 60 hrs a week, and so I don’t think I’ve tried to have me time in a very long time.maybe read a book or get my hair done but mostly just try to relax something my husband says I need to learn how to do:)

  10. Kid-free time? Whoa. I’m eight months pregnant and have a two-year old, so my choice would definitely be to spend some uninterrupted time with my husband, just the two of us, for the last time while we still outnumber the kiddos.

  11. I would just love some me time, get my hair cut, maybe a bit of pampering, and finish up the Christmas shopping.

  12. I would take a break from homework and running after my 5 year old and just enjoy some much needed quiet time.

  13. There is so much I would love to do with some child free time, read, shop, sleep,take a long bath,get a haircut, pedicure, the question really is can I do that all in four hours??

  14. Between his radio show and his job as a reporter, my husband works almost 12 hour days. I would love to take him to a nice restaurant and have a nice date,either lunch or dinner, just the two of us. Those nights seem to be few and far between lately. My son would love to hang out with other kids for a few hours as well, so it’s a win-win situation!

  15. I would love some “me” time!!! Hubby has been out of town for a month leaving me to move with 2 kids and 2 dogs. I need some down time to do NOTHING!!!!!!!!!

  16. I don’t know what I’d do with myself! I think I’d just relax. Watch TV, play around on the computer, eat lunch with a friend, & the list could go on & on!

  17. What wouldn’t I do with 4 kid free hours is the question! Spend some much needed quality time with Hubby. Between my business and the 3 boys, Hubby and I never really get a chance to ourselves.

  18. A date with my husband. Good food, Christmas music, look at Christams lights, and enjoy the season.

  19. Kid-free hours? That’s almost unheard of! 🙂 I’d catch up on shows, take a nap and meet my husband for lunch… we rarely get a lunch/dinner to ourselves, so that would be really nice!

  20. Time without my beautiful children would be spent remembering that I am not just a mom-I’d try to get spend that precious time doing “me” things-maybe I wouldn’t even catch up the Christmas shopping! I might just take time eating lunch with friends I don’t get to see very often and maybe have my very first ever spa day.

  21. Okay, me time would be nice-now that I think of it-that “me” time would be even better spent on a romantic date with my husband-lunch, dinner, whatever. We need some time to reconnect without the kidspeak.

  22. It may be too late to enter, but I would love a date night with my husband or some time to finish up Christmas shopping!

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