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Father’s Day Gift Idea: DVD Season packs of Burn Notice and White Collar – giveaway

 “BURN NOTICE” Season 5 [JR.com | Amazon.com] and “WHITE COLLAR” Season 3 [JR.com | Amazon.com] explode on DVD June 5th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Take home two of TV’s sexiest special agents and experience the action, adventure and danger all over again with never-before-seen footage and special features.

“BURN NOTICE”

The Season 5 DVD is loaded with exclusive content including an extended episode, deleted scenes, a gag reel and a thrilling featurette on the villains of “BURN NOTICE.” Fans will celebrate the best of the “worst,” by exploring the “BURN NOTICE” bad guys and get unique insights from the actors who play them along with a snarky rebuttal on their deeds from “BURN NOTICE” star, Bruce Campbell!

The suspense, betrayal and intense action make Season 5 of “BURN NOTICE” a must-see! Master-spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) has just rejoined the CIA as consultant but after being framed for the murder of a close friend, partners with Kim Pearce (Lauren Stamile) to clear his name. After increasingly dangerous and criminal missions, Michael comes face to face with the man who burned him and the one closest to him who knew about it all along.

“WHITE COLLAR”

The Season 3 DVD features never-before-seen bonus footage including deleted scenes, a gag reel, commentary on “Judgment Day,” a “WHITE COLLAR” trivia challenge for fans and a hilarious intervention caught on tape by the cast and crew with showrunner Jeff Eastin who’s overzealous tweeting gets out of hand!

“WHITE COLLAR” focuses on the unlikely partnership between charming con artist Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) and straightman FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay).  Caffrey provides his expertise to help Burke catch other elusive criminals in exchange for his freedom, and together they prove that in order to solve the hardest crimes, you must hire the smartest criminal.

 

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 10th, 2012.
Tell us who is your favorite character from either show and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email). We’ll randomly pick someone to win both sets of DVDs

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @FoxHomeEnt @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/JVljgg and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win the @FoxHomeEnt DVDs of #BurnNotice & #WhiteCollar from @dadarocks  – http://dad.tc/JVljgg

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following them on twitter – twitter.com/FoxHomeEnt

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on Facebook – facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Fox Home Entertainment for provided the prize for this raffle

Father’s Day Gift Idea: DVD Seasons of Burn Notice and White Collar – Giveaway

Win DVD copies of Season 4 of Burn Notice [Amazon] and Season 2 of White Collar [Amazon], both out on DVD June 7

Just in time for Father’s Day on June 19 comes USA Network’s top rated shows debuting new editions of their adventures on June 7, following the ongoing story of leading men Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) and Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer). Both DVD sets come from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and explore the intriguing world of spies and counter intelligence, CIA operatives and FBI agents.

In season 4 of “Burn Notice,” master-spy Michael Westen is back, and along with go-to guy Sam and the dangerously sexy Fiona, the team takes on a barrage of outlaw biker gangs, drug dealers and a worldwide terrorist threat. BURN NOTICE Season 4 contains sizzling never-before-seen bonus footage such as “Sam Axe’s Guide to Ladies and Libations,” “Burn Notice Roasts White Collar”, “White Collar Roasts Burn Notice,” audio commentaries, behind-the-scenes stunt featurette, gag reel, and tons of deleted scenes!

Matt Bomer returns as sophisticated conman Neal Caffrey, who teams up with FBI Agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) to investigate an intriguing array of crimes ranging from extortion to murder.

Featuring exclusive bonus footage and extras including a spotlight on fan-favorite Mozzie, behind-the-scenes with Matt Bomer, “White Collar Roasts Burn Notice,” “Burn Notice Roasts White Collar” and a hilarious gag reel, “WHITE COLLAR” Season 2 is not to be missed!

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 13th, 2011.
Tell us who is your favorite character from either show and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email). We’ll randomly pick someone to win both sets of DVDs

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @FoxHomeEnt @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/ml2F49 and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win the @FoxHomeEnt DVDs of #BurnNotice & #WhiteCollar from @dadarocks  – http://dad.tc/ml2F49

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following them on twitter – twitter.com/FoxHomeEnt

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on Facebook – facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Fox Home Entertainment for provided the prize for this raffle

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Kodak Pulse Digital Frame Review and Giveaway

There is a ton of great items about to hit dadarocks over the next week but I’m really excited to talk about this… Kodak over the course of this week is running a great Facebook event where people can upload pictures of their dads or their kids dads (get it perhaps your husband father to your children). Those photos will be shown on the Kodak.com homepage and on Kodak’s Times Square Billboard in New York City. Check out this Facebook event page http://kodak.ly/shareDad and just upload a picture. This isn’t a contest, there are no prizes, but kodak will be selecting 100 to 200 photos for the kodak.com homepage and then some of those will be on the Kodak billboard in Times Square on Father’s Day – which is pretty cool.

Now on to the Pulse frame [Amazon] – its got a great picture, the ability to sync to Facebook (which is pretty pretty cool), yet the coolest part it has get its own email address… Getting photos on the device is easy as just emailing a photo from your iPhone to your Pulse frame.

Quick Specs

  • 7 in. (17.8 cm) high-quality digital photo display
  • Receive pictures via e-mail, Facebook and Kodak Gallery sites. Quick comment feature for Facebook.
  • Wi-Fi enabled
  • 512 MB of internal memory
  • USB port and 2 card slots to add pictures from other sources
  • Built-in activity sensor turns the frame on when you’re nearby and conserves energy when you’re not

This is easy to get configured to your wifi using the touch screen interface.  Its a perfect gift for granddad’s as you could just simply email the frame a photo from anywhere in the world (as long as the frame is connected to wifi). So Dad if you’re reading this forget that last sentence…  Anyways – Kodak is the name we’ve all grown up with and let me tell you they take pride in giving you that product screens on some digital pictures frames are iffy at best but this frame has great image quality. If you think the 7 inch display might be small –  Kodak has out a 10 inch as well [amazon].

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 13th, 2011.
Tell us who would use this frame should you win it,  please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @kodak @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/iOeYgJ and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win the @kodak Pulse #digitalpictureframe from @dadarocks  – http://dad.tc/iOeYgJ

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following them on twitter – twitter.com/kodak

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on Facebook – facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on Facebook – facebook.com/kodak you must comment that you’re a fan (leave a wall post that DaDaRocks.com Sent you)

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Kodak for provided the prize for this raffle

The Ultimate Guys Gift Guide 2010

We have to start off by saying the holidays for some started super early and adding a little delay to my posting has really held this up… Sorry if you’re shopping done (dont worry you can return it and get some of these! – LOL I kid I’m sure they’ll love it – maybe)…

Xbox360 w/ kinect [Link with 250gb harddrive: http://amzn.to/b4iKwh or 4gb harddrive: http://amzn.to/cCn4Jt ]

Who didnt love growing up with games but now there is no controller -great for dads and the kids and might become the family game night

Nikon D5000 DSLR [Link: http://amzn.to/c30dHD ]

Having that fast moving kid isnt going to cut it with that small point and shot always setup up into the wonderful world of DSLR!

Kodak Playsport [Link: http://amzn.to/a19i3Q ]

This camera can do it all! its got the benefits over others that it has exchangable batteries & memory cards. Plus it can go up to 10 feet under water. Just remember to pickup that SD memory card so they can record right away with it! Also a good note is if you know they’ll keep it open it up precharge the battery and put in a memory card so they can film the kids opening their gifts too.

Canon PowerShot D10  (Bonus can go under water) [Link: http://amzn.to/8XnD3v ]
Ok sooo you really dont want that wonderful DSLR this is a great pocket camera plus you can take it swimming to capture images of those little feet learning how to swim! or the fish on your next snorkeling trip

Apple iPad 64gb [Link wifi: http://amzn.to/cgNopz or Link wifi+3g: http://amzn.to/dxnvzS ]
Its Apple, its an oversize iPhone but its seriously awesome! Just remember you toddler will want this just as bad as dad! The other thing to note is that there are no upgrades, so whatever size you buy you’re stuck with so I recommend go large those HD videos take up space!

Vacation together [Link: http://travelybyjen.com ]
Nothing says i love you then planning a getaway! Book a getaway for you and your partner and arrange for some child care or take the whole family.

Denali 115-Piece Home Repair Tool Kit [Link: http://amzn.to/cHCNUQ ]
Having a handy man around the house without tools is like a cop without a gun. This certainly is a starter set but it’ll make do for any apartment or home with a light handy man around the house.

Golden Eye for Wii [Link: http://amzn.to/cEs0gp ]
By far one of the most popular games when I was growing up was golden eye this new release for Wii is awesome and will totally melt you video game playing dad into a little boy when he starts to play this again.

Spa
Yes men need a backrub and some pretty time too.

BeerTender from Heineken and Krups B90 Home Beer-Tap System [Link: http://amzn.to/aIdsaL ]
Who doesnt love beer – this personal kegerator goes great next to the instant coffee maker and you can buy refills at most any supermarkets.

Bacon of the month [Link: thepignextdoor.com ]
See above because with Beer goes Bacon

Books for dad to read to kids [Link: barefootbooks.com or scholastic.com ]
Reading for themselves is good but reading to the kids is priceless.

All-Clad BBQ Tool Set in Carrying Case [Link: http://amzn.to/au1HDY ]
Most city dads dont have a BBQ but any where else its one of the staple food groups to grill! When I wasnt in the city I grilled year round – even in the snow. its truly part of the man laws! So having the tools to grill with is key, buying quality gear that lasts years will save in the long run!

Super Dad T-Shirt [Link: http://amzn.to/aoKOC9 ]
Do you have a proud dada on your hands, have them rock a shirt that lets everyone know they’re a super dad.

Mont Blanc Starwalker Black Resin Ballpoint Pen [Link: http://amzn.to/csLXFr ]
High end pens might be useless for some dads but those executives whose signatures matter are worth it. Nothing says done deal like a pen from the kids that cost more then some people make in a week! No really impressions are always a first in business and sometimes a bic wont cut it!

Callaway Golf Solaire 14-Piece Complete Club Set [Link: http://amzn.to/allXnN ]
Some guys already play and some guys are dying to learn. This is a great set as it isn’t a true starter set but its not a professional set either.  Picking this up with some lessons from the pro shop at a resort will give you 4-5 hours of alone time at the spa.

Quagmire Colorfusion golf shirts [Link: http://store.quagmiregolf.com ]
Not your average golf wear! for sure… for those that remember hypercolor in the 80’s its back but this time made for the golfer. If he’s playing golf in tshirts this is the perfect gift – it still says I’m too cool for those plaid pants but has some funk to it.

Ties [Link: Nordstrom http://bit.ly/9AKil6 ]
Really its not original but its sure needed! (along with socks and underwear – we’re guys we’ll wear them with holes in them :P)

Photo Calendar [Link:  Snapfish by HP http://bit.ly/8WWyLH ]
Remember the times that were, and the times that will be with a great photo calendar that can go on the wall of an office or at home

Family Photography Session with Suzanne Cohen [Link: http://suzannecohenphotography.com ]
Someone will always be behind the camera and miss out on those amazing family shoots, book a session for the family and capture amazing moments in time because these kids dont stay small long.

The Dapper Dad’s watch Skagen Men’s 331XLSL1 [Link: http://amzn.to/9fHI8Z ] or Skagen Men’s 809XLTTM [Link: http://amzn.to/9S1hVJ ]
While you can get an omega or rolex sometimes you want a watch thats screams style but doesnt cost an arm and a leg.  I consider this a great family time watch as who knows the pitfalls that might happen while tending to the kids.

Donate in their honor [Link: JDRF http://bit.ly/9Cb3K1 ]
Sometimes its better to keep giving then it is to receive, while its the thought that counts putting that together with charity is double nice points!