Thursday, August 11, 2011

Dinosaur Train and Amtrak Launch a National Promotion and Contest in August! (Plus, Enter This Dinosaur Train DVD Giveaway)

I’ve always wanted to travel on an Amtrak train, and now’s a great time to embark on a railway adventure with your family. Here’s why: The Jim Henson Company, Random House Children’s Books and Paramount Home Entertainment have partnered with Amtrak for a nationwide promotion this month to celebrate the season premiere of PBS KIDS’ DINOSAUR TRAIN: Dinosaur Big City (airing on August 22nd) and the DVD release on August 23rd!

Throughout the month of August, families can embark on their own DINOSAUR TRAIN adventure by entering the Amtrak - Dinosaur Train Sweepstakes. One lucky family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) will win an Amtrak Vacations® Rocky Mountain National Park Tour to visit the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, Colorado as part of the grand prize. In addition, the promotion will feature DINOSAUR TRAIN placemats on long-distance trains, while seat backs, counter cards, and activity book giveaways will be in over 100 stations nationwide! One million ticket jackets will feature DINOSAUR TRAIN, and the new “Dinosaur Big City” DVD will also include an Amtrak offer. Visit www.henson.com/Dtsweepstakes for details!

LINKS

Follow The Jim Henson Company:
Website: www.henson.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/hensoncompany
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hensonparents

Follow PBS Kids:
Dinosaur Train page: www.pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain
Parents’ page: www.pbskids.org/parents
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pbskids
Twitter: www.twitter.com/pbskids

Contest page: www.henson.com/DTsweepstakes

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a DINOSAUR TRAIN: Dinosaur Big City DVD! It includes eight fun and engaging learning adventures, as well as interactive games, coloring pages, a dinosaur reference guide and information for parents. In “Dinosaur Big City,” join Buddy the T. rex and his Pteranodon family as they gather all their Theropod friends together to travel to the big Theropod Club Convention, which is being held in Laramidia, the “Dinosaur Big City”! Among the travelers is King Cryolophosaurus, who’s more than a little nervous about giving a concert in front of his biggest audience ever. Can Buddy and Tiny help him overcome his fear of performing?

MANDATORY ENTRY: Leave a comment on this post sharing a brief description of the most exciting family trip you’ve ever taken! (If you haven’t been on one yet, what is your dream vacation?) You must do this to enter the giveaway.

After fulfilling the mandatory entry above, you can earn optional, additional entries if you:

- Follow @pbskids, @hensonparents and @ParentingAuthor on Twitter. (1 entry for each up to 3 entries; leave 3 comments)

- Tweet about this giveaway. You may tweet up to 3x a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet)

- Like PBS KIDS on Facebook. (1 entry)

- Like The Jim Henson Company on Facebook. (1 entry)

- Like Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook and/or follow on Networked Blogs. (1 entry for each; leave 2 comments)

- Subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS, Google Friend Connect and/or Kindle. Leave a comment for each subscription method. (1 entry for each subscription method for up to 4 entries)

- Place a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog and/or a text link on your blog roll. Post a comment with your blog’s URL. (1 entry for button; 1 entry for text link)

- Enter another current giveaway on Susan Heim on Parenting. (1 entry per giveaway entered)

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Friday, August 26, 2011, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winner must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner: Deborah Wellenstein!



DISCLOSURE: I was not compensated for this review in any way. This giveaway is provided for the enjoyment of my readers.

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  1. Anonymous10:29 AM

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  5. My most exciting trip was this summer. We went to Orlando and Disney World.

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  9. The most exciting family trip I’ve ever taken was when my daughter and I took Amtrak from California to Pennsylvania. We loved spending that time together and enjoying the sights. It was quite an adventure for both us us. My daughter was 12 at the time. It took us 3 days to get to Nebraska, and then another 3 to get to Pennsylvania.

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  19. Anonymous7:45 PM

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  20. Thomas12:12 AM

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  25. We love taking trips to the beach! We went touristing at the beach near our house and went to the maritime museum and got to tour an actual Coast Guard vessel!
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  35. We have yet to go on a family vacation. With six kids and two adults, we don't have the funds for all of us to go at once. My kids have been placed though. My teenage daughter has been to Minnesota and New York. Someday I'd love to take the whole family to Universal Studios. Thanks.
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  39. Jennifer Leonida4:01 PM

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  41. Candace10:30 PM

    I haven't taken my boys on a family vacation yet. However, I would like to take them to the beach, as both of my boys love the water, especially the youngest. We live fairly close to Virginia Beach, which is where I grew up, so I would like that to be where we take them. This way I can show them around my hometown and let them enjoy all the fun at the beach.

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  100. we got back from Utah three weeks ago, but I wouldn't consider it the best vacation we've been on, just the first with our daughter

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  103. Our most exciting family trips are to the beach...and we have one planned to Disney in Sept - can't wait! My personal most exciting trip was to Samoa with my husband.

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  104. My best Trip I've ever taken was when we went to Disney World,when My Son was 10 years old!We had a Great Time!
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  116. Anonymous8:49 PM

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  119. Our most exciting trip was to Florida, where we visited Disney World, as well as loads of other attractions.

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