Life by Cynthia: December 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Annie In Theaters December 19 #AnnieMovie Prize Pack Giveaway


Who's ready for a NEW Annie? I certainly wasn't! But it's time to get ready! Annie is in theaters December 19. Like I said, I wasn't ready for this.  I was skeptical about a movie remake of the classic that knew and loved as a child. I just wasn't sure how the new and different ANNIE would stack up. Thanks to an advanced screening of the movie, this skeptic had a big change of heart!  I have to report that I really enjoyed it! I love the music, the characters, and enjoyed the entire production. New and different is a good thing. Now I have TWO Annie movies that I really love.

Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhan√© Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything is about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) - makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he's her guardian angel, but Annie's self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it's the other way around.



Now that you are excited to see Annie for yourself please join in on the Annie Prize Pack Giveaway! Please submit your entries via the Rafflecopter widget located below. Good luck!

 The ANNIE prize pack includes:

- One (1) official ANNIE kids shirt
- One (1) 'Build A Brighter Tomorrow' activity book
- One (1) sticker sheet
- One (1) Scholastic Poster (not pictured)









The giveaway is open only to U.S. residents, ages 18+. Giveaway ends on December 30, 2014.  No purchase necessary to enter. A winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter. Winner will be notified via email. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. Prize will be sent directly from the sponsor. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment.



Disclosure: I received the same prize pack and an advanced media screening in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Knott's Family Friendly 2015 NYE Celebration and Giveaway #KnottsNYE

This post in written in partnership with GigaSavvy.


2014 has gone by so quickly for us. Where did the time go? I'm sure that many of you feel the same! How will you celebrate the end of this year and the start of a new one? We are planning on spending ours at Knott's Berry Farm! All the fun is ready for us so all that we have to do is show up! Knott’s has fun and safe options for families who want to ring in the New Year together.  Extended park hours (10 am to 1 am), live entertainment (FUN for ALL ages), and a fireworks display all included in the price of regular park admission! Check out the lineup here: Knott's NYE 2015.


Join us in ringing in the new year at the Knott's Berry Farm New Year's Eve Celebration!  Thanks to our friends at GigaSavvy and Knott's Berry Farm - one lucky reader will WIN 2 (two) FREE passes to attend the celebration! Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and GOOD LUCK! Please use #KnottsNYE on any social posts that you choose to share about the contest.


Giveaway ends on December 23, 2014. One winner per household. US Residents Only. No purchase necessary to enter. A winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter. Winner will be notified via email and must provide mailing address for prize shipment. No cash value. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. Not liable for unclaimed prizes or giveaway fulfillment.

We are hoping that you can join us for the #KnottsNYE celebration! If by chance you are our winner and cannot attend, please know that you WILL be able to use your tickets at a later date in 2015!


Disclosure: I create original editorial content in partnership with GigaSavvy. The opinions in this article are my own. I do not have a direct affiliation with Knott's Berry Farm.

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