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The Great Toy Giveaway: Day 5 (Contest Closed)

Thanks to all that entered, the contest is now closed.

Congratulations to our winner:


Cabin fever got your kids climbing the walls? You know what cures that? Nerf toys!

In our continuing effort to make your life happy and your holiday budget a bit easier to manage, we bring you The Great Toy Giveaway!  Each weekday we’ll be giving away a popular children’s toy. Just leave a comment on the daily Toy post to enter…see? Easy.

Today we’re giving away the Nerf N-Strike Longstrike CS-6 blaster. Brace yourself.

The Nerf N-Strike Longstrike CS-6 blaster is designed specifically with distance in mind and is equipped with a built-in shoulder stock for control and clip storage, a flip sight to help with precision and accuracy, one Quick-Reload Clip, and six Clip System darts. Also compatible with the Tactical Rail System accessories. The Nerf N-Strike Longstrike CS-6 blaster helps you stay cool and collected when it all comes down to that one, final shot in a NERF mission.

To enter to win the the Nerf N-Strike Longstrike CS-6 blaster, leave a comment telling me how you beat cabin fever during the long winter months.

Good Luck!

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Comments (49)

  1. Becky 12/07/2010 at 3:41 pm

    Movies, hot chocolate, and lots of outings.

  2. Cyndi Parmenter 12/06/2010 at 10:57 pm

    we play games and watch movies

  3. Heatherdiane 12/06/2010 at 2:59 pm

    We go on lots of walks.

  4. Audrey Wolfrum 12/06/2010 at 10:12 am

    Chuck E. Cheese’s, Ice Skating at the mall, movies, McDonald’s, Bounce houses, play area at the mall, pet store, toy store.

  5. Dena Rushing 12/06/2010 at 9:37 am

    We beat the cabin fever with different crafts to decorate the house such as construction paper garland and cut out snowflakes. Not to mention playing family Wii games.

  6. Suzanne (Crunchy Green Mom 12/06/2010 at 7:28 am

    I go to the free events around town. Get myself and the kids out of the house.

    crunchygreenmom(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. hannah 12/06/2010 at 12:35 am

    Do outside activities! Like sledding, forts, building snowmen,ice skating…

  8. Elaine 12/05/2010 at 10:59 pm

    My sister passed away to Cancer 2yrs ago this coming February, her daughter and 2 grandchildren have benn disownd by her husband as well as denied her share of the life ins policy. She is a single Mom and trying her best to make ends meet. I pray about being able to help them more but my finances are are a challenge to manage.

  9. JD Northwest 12/05/2010 at 10:43 pm

    The kids are little (4 and 6) so we do art projects, board games, and we visit and host friends pretty frequently.

  10. Alena 12/05/2010 at 10:00 pm

    We set up an outside play area inside!

  11. AMY 12/05/2010 at 9:51 pm

    We like to play board games, Wii fit, and watch movies as a family. My girls and I also enjoy scrapbooking.

  12. Nina C 12/05/2010 at 7:55 pm

    get outside. one thing I loved about living in Seattle is no one there lets a little thing like rain stop them from going out and doing…(now snow is another thing;)…I try to keep that in mind with my son we can always bundle up and go out and stomp around a bit…if not, we turn on music loud and dance like crazy people

  13. Tina Mayo 12/05/2010 at 7:31 pm

    I think because I have to work ..that I have to get out too much wish I was in long enough o get it sometimes!!

  14. Geri C 12/05/2010 at 5:48 pm

    The winter months aren’t the issue here in Phoenix, AZ…it’s the endless summer months with the 120 degree days that kill my boys’ enthusiasm for outdoor play. We usually spend a lot of time in the pool until we get so wrinkly we have to move indoors. Then we resort to board games, science, experiments, card games, whatever we can do to fill the hours and beat the heat. A nerf gun war would be very cool!

  15. Kim Cappadona 12/05/2010 at 2:16 pm

    My kids and I bake EVERY kind of cookie we can think of and then play board games while we sample each kind!

  16. kat blue 12/04/2010 at 10:17 pm

    unfortunately for my waist, the cure for cabin fever during our winter months involves baking treats and playing Wii…kids love it!

  17. Mandy Jean 12/04/2010 at 8:55 pm

    Take dogs on neighborhood walk.

  18. Shannon O 12/04/2010 at 5:58 pm

    I tried to enter yesterday morning, but the comments weren’t open yet. My son would love this – such a fun toy!

  19. DeeAnn 12/04/2010 at 2:14 pm

    We play games (their favorite right now is hide and seek). Or we head to the local rec center for swimming!

  20. anne 12/04/2010 at 9:22 am

    My boys love nerf, especially on rainy days!

  21. Jamie B 12/04/2010 at 6:27 am

    I kick my kids out to play in the snow. Then have hot cocoa waiting.

  22. Amy G 12/04/2010 at 6:24 am

    During the long holiday break, we turn our living room into a big tent by draping blankets and sheets. The kids love it!

  23. Heidi 12/04/2010 at 1:08 am

    To beat cabin fever we make things: ornaments, paintings, homemade play-dough, etc…. The children and I love that sort of thing.

  24. Ashley N Newell 12/03/2010 at 9:50 pm

    We do a lot of play dates with friends. And crafts!

  25. Suzanne Bake 12/03/2010 at 9:31 pm

    Don’t laugh – but we have a BIG basement and I have the kids run around the room to get out some of their energy. I like to go and visit my parents in Vegas!!

  26. sindy 12/03/2010 at 9:18 pm

    Tea love tea, movies and board games with the family! They prefer hot chocolate!

  27. Heather Robertson 12/03/2010 at 9:04 pm

    we try and make sure we get outside and ski or hike to beat cabin fever

  28. Jill Scripps 12/03/2010 at 7:54 pm

    we craft like crazy during the winter months!

    oh. and the wii that gets forgotten during the summer is used in full force!

  29. trixx 12/03/2010 at 7:26 pm

    We beat cabin fever by playing lots of video games!

  30. johanna 12/03/2010 at 6:11 pm

    to beat cabin fever we usually spend a lot more time as a family at the gym and playing winter sports like ice skating and hockey. As to not get too plump in the Winter…
    Oh yea and some WII too!

    sultansmom at gmail dot com

  31. Jennifer | AMomBlogger.com 12/03/2010 at 4:38 pm

    I blog hehe 🙂

  32. icefairy 12/03/2010 at 4:19 pm

    I’m also from Texas, where it’s warm in winter. I don’t really have any cabin fever to beat. I’d play games with my son.

  33. andrea rosenkrantz 12/03/2010 at 4:04 pm

    With 13 year old twin girls and an 11 year old boy, being snowed in really means a lot of this….”I’m bored!” and “There’s nothing to do.”
    When this occurs my first instinct is to blurt out what my mother always said…”I’ve got a whole list of things you can do. Start with the toilet!” But, these days I try to stay away from that and just get the kids interested in something fun. We love to play board games and bake cookies, but our favorite thing is to look through old photos. Their aunt, my sister, passed away two and a half years ago and I think I am just making sure they don’t forget her. She was a ton of fun very much a part of their lives. We look at pictures of her and try to remember what we were doing. We tell great stories about our experiences (I get to tell a few gems about when we were growing up) and, in the end, we all remember what a wonderful person she was and how our lives were better because she was ours.

  34. Jade =) 12/03/2010 at 1:40 pm

    We’re in Texas, there’s no such thing as long Winter months. It could be 75 one day, 30 the next, but it doesn’t stay one way or the other for too long (except hot in the summer, that’s when WE get cabin fever, it’s too hot to get outside!).

  35. Christienne 12/03/2010 at 12:58 pm

    We beat cabin fever with marathon movie trilogies.

    Like Lord of the Rings
    Harry Potter
    Spiderman

    You get the drift…

  36. Karla Sceviour 12/03/2010 at 10:40 am

    We play board games,watch movies go for walks..:)(son would totally LOVE this :0)
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  37. Barbara Jones 12/03/2010 at 10:21 am

    Invite your scrapping friends over for a scrappy lunch and the winter blues will be gone.
    Barbara

  38. Kimberly 12/03/2010 at 10:12 am

    My son would absolutely LOVE this toy!

  39. Keersten Jensen 12/03/2010 at 10:02 am

    We definitely pull out the art supplies and play indoor games in the basement. (Sidewalk chalk works great on those unfinished cement floors, wink!)

  40. Brandy Bates 12/03/2010 at 10:00 am

    We live in the south so their lots of days that we can go play outside.

  41. DAWN MAY 12/03/2010 at 9:57 am

    We play board games together or the wii is great to play with the family. We will bake together and make treats for the neighbors.

  42. Lisa L 12/03/2010 at 9:52 am

    My son and I do lots of arts & crafts together =)

  43. Jen 12/03/2010 at 8:59 am

    Bundle up and get outside!

  44. Erica Sonnier 12/03/2010 at 8:58 am

    Well, living in Minnesota, we can really get some cabin fever. I mean, doctors up here will just start handing out antidepressants to get folks through the blues. We of course, don’t go that route.

    I’ve found that having craft projects helps keep the kids focused for a period of time and they enjoy it. Cooking together and making cookies is a relief. I mean, who can’t be happy when the house is filled with the yummy smell of cookies!!!

    But, we also play games and these are usually strategy board games which take 2 to 3 hours to play.

    On the warmer days, you know, above 20, we can still get out and walk down the block to the bakery for a hot coco. Sometimes just 10 minutes out in the cool air does a little reset on that cabin fever 🙂

  45. Raejean Roberts 12/03/2010 at 8:57 am

    My son’s goal is to have one of every Nerf gun – so we’ve had a few Nerf Wars on cold winter days. We also scrapbook, play board games and video games, and watch movies.

  46. Miriam Rose Crocker 12/03/2010 at 8:17 am

    Play board games with my kiddos!!
    What an awesome giveaway!!! I love it! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE at Today’s Mama!!

  47. Jen 12/03/2010 at 8:11 am

    We do lots of art projects to beat cabin fever! And for family outings we go to the dollar theater!

  48. Christina Bartolac 12/03/2010 at 8:09 am

    Lots of coffee / playdates with friends!

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