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TTPM Holiday Showcase

ttpm_logo_300x185Though it would seem too early to start counting down to the holidays for some, with Halloween just a few weeks away, the season of giving is just around the corner! So it should be no surprise that we’ve already gotten a look at what we’re projecting to be this year’s hottest gift items. From toys to video games and more, we sure got an eyeful of the must-haves for 2014 at the Time To Play Media Holiday Showcase event! Check out our top picks below to see what we’re looking forward to finding (and giving) all wrapped up during this year’s holiday season!

Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition: Marvel Super Heroes

It’s no secret that we’re big Disney Infinity fans in this house (and big Marvel fans as well)– and as such, we’re thrilled with the new Disney Infinity 2.0 Edition: Marvel Super Heroes. Where else can you get all the creative fun of Disney Infinity and all of your favorite Marvel heroes like Spider-Man, the Avengers, and the Guardians of the Galaxy? This game’s got it all, and with new toys rolling out all the way until spring 2015, Disney Infinity 2.0 is a perfect holiday surprise that’s sure to excite and entertain Disney and Marvel lovers of all ages!

Skylanders: Trap Team

Continuing the hit franchise that started with 2011’s Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, the fourth and latest installment, Skylanders: Trap Team features a unique new perk. The combination of a redesigned “Portal of Power” and new Trap Crystals allow players to trap Skylands’ most dangerous villains and use them to fight for good. In an unprecedented move for the franchise, which traditionally had the player putting characters into the game (still possible, with the pre-existing figures and new Trap Masters), Skylanders: Trap Team lets players take the characters out of the game as well. It’s a definite must-have for the 2014 holiday season!

Zoomer Dino

Finally, to divert from video games for a moment, there’s Zoomer Dino by Spin Master. A robotic dinosaur that you can tame, Zoomer uses “True Balance Technology” to perfectly balance on two wheels as he freely explores your home! Additionally, Zoomer responds to both the included RC remote and touch from your hands, giving you the freedom to build your friendship with this dino and tame him however you like! Zoomer Dino is a great toy for younger kids, and sure to be a hit this year!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching

The problem with Valentine’s day is that its become a horrible holiday – it is forced down peoples throats as the one day a year you should show your romantic partner that you care.  Really?! why isnt this everyday – ok ok how about twice a week and on your birthdays?

No huh… we gotta do this — we gotta do this holiday — so lets get it right.

1) yes you need a card or two – and you totally need a card from the kids

 

2) the gift – this could be optional depending on who your wife is or what the situation is… my wife always you dont have to get me anything – and if I dont get her anything I might as well buy myself ear plugs because I’ll hear about it for the next 3 months about how I didn’t get her anything – so I guess my advice just get something…. ok maybe just something – because then you’ll get yelled at about who picked this out — so you might need to spending 3 minutes maybe 6 minutes thinking what does she use or need?

–Quick suggestions:

Spa treatments — my wife doesnt go for the massages but she loves facials.

Jewelry — my wife is super picky so I’m avoiding this one from now on… has never worked out for me.

Clothing — my wife loves fashion but my tastes have a lot that is to be desired…. so you can go and ask for help just make sure you know the right size.

TIP: check the dirty clothing for her current size.

Technology — my wife loves her iphone, ipad, camera & lens but I’m not sure that screams valentine’s day to her but yours might love a new iPad.

Candy — my wife loves chocolate and thats about it.

Liquor — my wife loves champagne picking up one of those fancy bottles is always great.

Travel — who’s wife wouldnt love a night away (with you or without you :P)  maybe even if its a local city for a one night hotel or a trip to a remote island.

Gift Cards — my wife likes this as much as having a screaming toddler keeping her up all night. avoid these unless its your last choice.

 

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3) Flowers – this is MUST as in… do not pass go – do not collect $200! Here’s a trick you’re never going to go wrong with Long Stem Roses Red or Pink Roses.

Rose Elegance™ Premium Long Stem White Roses: http://www.1800flowers.com/rose-elegance-premium-long-stem-90109
Rose Elegance™ Premium Long Stem Pink Roses: http://www.1800flowers.com/rose-elegance-premium-long-stem-90055

Some other suggestions from 1-800-Flowers

Love Potion: http://www.1800flowers.com/love-potion-100279
Fields of Europe Romance: http://www.1800flowers.com/fields-of-europe-romance-90950
Modern Embrace Red Rose and Lily Cube: http://www.1800flowers.com/rose-and-lily-cube-bouquet-90973
1 Dozen Roses Red Rose Elegance Premium: http://www.1800flowers.com/rose-elegance-dozen-roses
Timeless Tulips: http://www.1800flowers.com/timeless-tulips-91317
Sentimental Surprise: http://www.1800flowers.com/sentimental-surprise-91354
Sweet Heart Bamboo: http://www.1800flowers.com/sweet-heart-bamboo-18999

bonus save 20% on these items from 1800flowers

How to win it… Contest ends 4:59pm EST. February 11th, 2013.
Leave a comment below with your wife’s favorite color of long stem roses white or pinkand 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: @1800flowers @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/Xp4kYz and you must also comment with the link to your tweet.

Example: I want to win long stem roses on from @1800flowers & @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/Xp4kYz #giveaway

You get 1 extra entry for following @dadarocks on twitter –www.twitter.com/DaDaRocks You must comment that you’re a follower.

You get 1 extra entry for following @1800flowers on twitter –www.twitter.com/1800flowers You must comment that you’re a follower.

You get 1 extra entry for liking us on facebook – www.facebook.com/DaDaRocks You must comment that you’re a fan.

You get 1 extra entry for liking them on facebook – www.facebook.com/1800flowers You must comment when you’ve become a fan.

You get 1 extra entry for liking this page on facebook (like button at the top of the post NOTE: you must be signed intofacebook for it to work!)

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

Disclaimer: 1800flowers is supplying the floowers for this contest and it is limited to the USA.

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: Samsung Focus Windows Phone – Giveaway

Father’s day is almost drawn to a close but I’m sure there are many now looking for a gift – still – and you know guys love technology… While you know I’m totally an apple fan boy… I’ve heard great things about the Samsung Windows Phone and I thought I’d give it a test drive (which was provided by the Microsoft team). The phone was rock solid… I was really impressed with the deep integration of outlook, xbox live, and instant integration of facebook.

If they’re not into apple and the others arent seeming like a great fit – this phone is amazing – I can certainly seeing this becoming the business man’s of choice phone with its outlook integration.

Why Windows Phone?

  • Get his head in the game: Windows Phone is the only smartphone with Xbox LIVE, which means you can play Xbox LIVE games and earn Gamerscore points anywhere, anytime. And with titles like Need for Speed, Assassin’s Creed and Guitar Hero 5, Dad can really get his game on.
  • Jamming to the oldies: With the power of the Zune music service and great apps like LastFM, Dad can listen to his favorite LPs and discover new music right on his phone. And with a Zune Pass subscription, he can stream and download unlimited music every month for just the price of a CD. Did we mention it also works on your PC, through the browser and his Xbox too?
  • See what’s important: With a Windows Phone, Dad can fully customize his Start Screen with all the things that matter most. Pin directions to the baseball park, favorite apps, anything! Dad can even keep tabs on the kids by pinning them to his Start Screen to see instant updates from their Facebook – without opening an app!
  • Unchain from the desk: No need to swing by the office on his day off, with a Windows Phone and Office Mobile, Dad can create, view and edit Microsoft Office documents like PowerPoint, Excel and Word, right from his phone. No desk or laptop required.
  • Dad-approved apps: Whether he is getting the latest sports scores, shopping for a weekend project or lighting up the BBQ,Windows Phones have all the apps Dad wants. I’ve included some of our favorite apps for Dad below.

Windows Phones are available from every major US carrier, and the Samsung Focus Windows Phone from AT&T starts at just $49.99 with a 2 year contract and recently ranked higher in overall customer satisfaction than the iPhone in a PC Mag survey.

Our Father’s Day App Picks:

  • Home Depot: No need to spend your Saturday wandering the isles at the hardware store. With the Home Depot app you can research and purchase more than 100,000 products right from your phone.
  • ESPN Score Center: Dad can keep up with his favorite teams from anywhere, with ESPN ScoreCenter. Get scores, news, and standings from hundreds of sports leagues around the world.
  • MyLife: This exclusive app helps Dad manage all his duties, including capturing and saving those special moments in his family’s life from his child’s first steps to their first gold ribbon at a swim meet in the dedicated ‘memories’ mini app. Also track birthdays, to-do lists and other details with other mini apps built right in.
  • MLB Now: Summertime is baseball season. MLB Now gives dad current scores, standings, stats, news and even MLB tweets right at his fingertips.
  • Gourmet Burger: Is BBQ one of dad’s favorite summer pastimes? With the Gourmet Burger app, he can be the king of the cookout with recipes for tasty new options from the hot pepper & pork burger to the Mediterranean lamb burger
  • Paramount – True Grit: With Paramount’s True Grit Enhanced Movie App, dad can experience the Oscar nominated films like never before. With behind the scenes content, easy viewing and the ability to share favorite clips via Facebook, dad will think he’s one of the Coen brothers.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 has been available to customers since November 2010. They’re now available on all major U.S. networks, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Specifically, the giveaway winner will receive a Samsung Focus (with 30 days of service from AT&T). Let’s chat about the phone now… Samsung Focus – The thinnest, lightest Windows Phone device, the Samsung Focus offers a 4.0” Super AMOLED display, a sleek design, a 5 mp camera with enhanced photo options such as panorama and smile detector, and exciting entertainment – from Xbox LIVE to Zune music and videos. Available in AT&T stores and online with its pricing at $49.99 with 2-year contract.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 27th, 2011.
Tell us who would be rocking the windows phone if you won it and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email). We’ll randomly pick someone to win.

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/mwuRF4 and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win the #SamsungFocus #MicrosoftWindowsPhone  from @dadarocks  – http://dad.tc/mwuRF4

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

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 Microsoft for providing the prize for this raffle.

Father’s Day Giveaway: Jiffy Lube $35 giftcard giveaway

This Father’s Day, Jiffy Lube is encouraging drivers to share their stories in honor of Father’s Day. Anyone can visit the “Keeping My Ride Alive” Facebook community and “like” it to share what they learned from their father about vehicle maintenance or a memory about the first time they got behind the wheel with dad. “Keeping My Ride Alive” is a place for drivers who take pride in and who are committed to extending the life of their vehicles: www.Facebook.com/KeepingMyRideAlive.

A recent survey conducted on behalf of Jiffy Lube explored the ties between dads and vehicles and revealed:

  • 87% of Americans have shared fond vehicle-related memories with dad – be it road tripping or learning how to drive
  • When it comes to maintenance, more than 50% say that dad is the individual who taught them the most about taking care of their vehicle

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 24th, 2011.
Tell us whos care will be getting some Jiffy Lube love if you win it and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email). We’ll randomly pick someone to win.

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/mE1tmW and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win the #jiffylube giftcard  from @dadarocks  – http://dad.tc/mE1tmW

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

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 Jiffy Lube for providing the prizes for this raffle.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Jawbone JAMBOX and ERA – Giveaway

Jambox by Jawbone

 

Its getting close to the wire and I wanted to show off some items that you can pretty much just walk into a store and pickup within 15 minutes and have a pretty sweet gift.  Let me introduce you too…

JAMBOX by Jawbone [amazon]

JAMBOX by Jawbone is a portable, wireless speaker that packs a jaw-droppingly loud punch — wirelessly delivering audio for any dad’s favorite music, movie, games from their iPod, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

  • JAMBOX will give Dad the freedom to play his favorite audio in the places he enjoys it most – whether cranking the sound on his favorite war flick, listening to Kenny G while grilling out back, or rocking out to The Beach Boys aboard his fishing boat.  [*Disclaimer: Jawbone is not responsible for your dad’s dance moves!]
  • JAMBOX comes in four brilliant colors (we recommend Gray or Black for Dad) and SRP is $199.

Jawbone ERA [amazon]

Give your dad an extra hand with Jawbone ERA: a hands-free, stylish headset that comes in four bright colors and designs.

  • It lends an extra hand to any super-dad – whether he’s on a business trip, cooking dinner or coaching T-ball.
  • ERA uses voice-to-text technology that allows dads to dial, email, text or Tweet – just by using his voice. It can also stream music or give turn by turn GPS directions right to the ear. SRP is $129.

Both products are available at www.jawbone.com and select Best Buy and Apple Stores across the country. Please let us know what you think…

We’re giving away a Jambox – which sounds really cool – cause I can always use more volume from those iPad speakers!!!

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 24th, 2011.
Tell us who would be rocking out to the JAMBOX if you won it and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email). We’ll randomly pick someone to win.

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @jawbone @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/lR8vvL and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win the @jawbone #FathersDay #JAMBOX from @dadarocks  – http://dad.tc/lR8vvL

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/jawbone

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 Jawbone for providing the prize for this raffle, no other compensation was provided.

 

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Discounted iPhone 4 from Sam’s Club with a membership Giveaway

With Father’s Day just around the corner, Sam’s Club announced that the 16GB iPhone 4 is available at $147 in both black and white on both AT&T and Verizon through June 21st. Sam’s Club, the only warehouse club retailer that carries iPhone and iPad products, is now offering the iPhone 4 in more than 350 clubs and the iPad 2 in 400 clubs across the nation.

Which is nice but one of the best things about a whole sellers club is the great food. So when you’re thinking about a BBQ for dad – this please has great deals and great food… Sam’s Club has a 200% guarantee on fresh foods – so you can experiment and serve with confidence. Plus Sam’s Club wants to make entertaining easy and simple. You can find a wide array of options for grilling at Sam’s Club from grills and patio furniture to food and table décor. Finally if your trying to figure out what to cook you can visit SamsClub.com/meals for more information and lots of recipe ideas and to see savings that will help you create everyday meals and backyard gatherings on any budget all season long.

So between the great deals on electronics, food, books, and dvds it pretty much pays for itself… in 3 visits.

We’re giving away a 1 year membership to Sam’s Club.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 21st, 2011.
Tell us what you’d buy if you had a sam’s club membership and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email). We’ll randomly pick someone to win.

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

Example: I want to win the @SAMSCLUB #FathersDay membership gift from @dadarocks  – http://dad.tc/mjkiNZ

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/SAMSCLUB

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/samsclub you must comment that dadarocks.com sent you

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

Disclaimer: Thanks to Sam’s Club is providing the membership prize for this raffle

 

 

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Timerbland PRO Helix Giveaway

Men's Timberland PRO Helix WP Safety Toe

The new Helix collection of rugged 6 inch workboots, combines lightweight materials with Timberland PRO’s exclusive Anti-Fatigue Technology – molded, inverted cones in the boot’s sole that support, collapse and return in key pressure zones.

Some additional features of the collection include:

  • TiTAN Safety Toe for lightweight protection and roomy fit
  • Waterproof Membrane to keep feet dry and deliver the best waterproof protection
  • Slip-Resistant Outsole to maximize surface contact for enhanced tractions
  • Soft, durable leathers provide enhanced flexibility, and resistance to oil and heat
  • Active Heel Lock helps secure the heel for optimal fit

The Timberland PRO Helix series will be supported this fall by the “Stay On Your Feet” campaign, (www.stayonyourfeet.com), now in its third year. The campaign will include a TV commercial slated to run October through December during the NHL regular season and on 35 local cable markets including the Discovery Channel, TLC, and ESPN. TimberlandPRO will also support these efforts through digital advertising on ESPN, Popular Mechanics, and Contractortalk.com, billboard advertising, and Timberland PRO’s stayonyourfeet.com website, which educates visitors on the Timberland PRO Helix series, allowing them to search for sector-specific jobs in their areas and participate in a contest to enter to win boots.

Men's Timberland PRO Helix Hiker Safety Toe

All Timberland PRO Helix styles are available in sizes 7-12, 13, 14, 15 M/W and are equipped with the Timberland PRO PowerFit comfort system for ergonomic fit and maximum support. Timberland PRO offers comfort and customer satisfaction with a 30-Day Comfort Guarantee.  The Timberland PRO Helix series is available now at www.timberlandpro.com and in Timberland PRO retail locations nationwide with an MSRP of $130 – $165.

 

Men’s Timberland PRO Helix 6-Inch WP Safety Toe Link

Men’s Timberland PRO Helix Hiker Safety Toe Link

Men’s Timberland PRO Helix 6-Inch Soft Toe Link

 

Men's Timberland PRO Helix 6 inch Soft Toe

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 18th, 2011.
Tell us which style of boot you’d want and the size you’ll want them in and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email). We’ll randomly pick someone to win.

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

Example: I want to win the @timberlandpro #FathersDay Gift boots from @dadarocks  – http://dad.tc/jJCjQC

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/timberlandpro

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/Timberlandpro you must comment that dadarocks.com sent you

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

Disclaimer: Thanks to Timberland for providing the prize for this raffle