DVD REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Barney: Imagine With Barney

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If you’ve got a barney fan in your family, there’s a new video you’ll need to know about. It contains the usual Barney good stuff, including friendship, imagination, music and dance. We watched it and my son enjoyed it tremendously, it’s just a happy show. Here’s some information on the DVD.

Barney: Imagine With Barney DVD

Barney: Imagine With Barney

  • DVD Release Date: July 9, 2013
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Lyons / Hit Ent.
  • ASIN: B00CGCKEQ0
  • SRP $14.98

ABOUT BARNEY: IMAGINE WITH BARNEY

Come along for an imagination extravaganza! Join Barney and his friends as they use their imaginations to visit places near and far, and explore their creativity through drawing, song and dance! The dinos explore a tropical island paradise when they bring a painting to life, and go for a ride when they build their very own bus and airplane using imagination and teamwork! The dinos always know how to have a tee-rific time with creativity and good friends!

Episodes include:

  • Imagine That!
  • Seeing!
  • Let Your Creativity Fly!
  • Let’s Go For A Ride!

Bonus features include:

  • Exclusive All-New game – Imagination Vacation
  • “If I Lived Under The Sea” karaoke music video
  • “I Hear Music Everywhere” music video

MORE INFO

Program Website: www.barney.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/barney
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DinoMiteBarney
YouTube: www.youtube.com/HITBarney

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REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Mike The Knight: Knight in Training DVD

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Mike The Knight: Knight in Training DVD

MIKE THE KNIGHT “KNIGHT IN TRAINING” DVD

  • DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 56 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Studio: NCircle Entertainment
  • ASIN: B00BB8LRUW
  • SRP $12.99

“Be a knight, do it right!” is the rallying cry of Mike, a young boy who learns the power of responsibility and the importance of doing things the right way with some help from his Big Book for Knights in training and his close friends and sister, Evie.

Mike the Knight: Knight in Training features five adventure-filled episodes: Scary Dragons, Evie’s Birthday Present, Fluttering Favour, Trollee’s Sleepover, and Mission Home. The DVD also includes the following bonus features: Glendragon Matching Game, Meet Mike’s Friends! Music Videos, and Mike the Knight Theme Song.

Mike the Knight is engaging for young viewers and the dynamic between Mike and his friends is adorable and comedic. When the characters interact well together, the more entertaining for the child. I also appreciate that this series touches on a subject not many other shows for this age range do: responsibility. The importance of teaching toddlers and preschoolers responsibility is crucial, and Mike does so in a fun and engaging way.

MORE INFO

Mike the Knight website
NCircle Entertainment on Facebook

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REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s The Wizard Of Dizz DVD

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnies The Wizard Of Dizz

Minnie’s the Wizard of Dizz

  • DVD Release Date: June 11, 2013
  • Run Time: 101 minutes
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
  • ASIN: B00A0MJ9R8
  • SRP $19.99

ABOUT MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MINNIE’S THE WIZARD OF DIZZ

Journey to a wondrous land of enchantment and surprises! The classic take gets a bran new twist in a full-length adventure that follows Minnie Mouse and the rest of the clubhouse pals as they visit the strange and wonderful world of “Dizz” in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s the Wizard of Dizz!

After being swept up in a big wind, Minnie and Pluto end up in the silly but spectacular land of Dizz. It’s an amazing place with rainbow trees, butterfly bows, and friendly “chipmunchkins,” but what Minnie wants most is to get home. Together, Minnie and her new friends Scarecrow Goofy, Mickey the Tin Mouse, and Donald the Lion set off to ask the wonderful Wizard of the Pink Crystal City to make their dreams come true. But look out! Sneaky Witch Pete wants Minnie’s magical, sparkly pink shoes, and he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve.

Overflowing with music and laughter – plus two extra Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes, ten bonus Minnie’s Bow-Toons and a FREE download of the Minnie Bow Maker digital book app – this song-filled celebration of fun and friendship proves there’s no place like the Clubhouse!

ADDITIONAL EPISODES
1. The Golden Boo Boo
2. Goofy’s Gone
BONUS
Ten Minnie’s Bow-Toons
- The Pom-Pom Problem
- Leaky Pipes
- Trouble Times Two
- A Shop In The Dark
- Figaro’s Friend
- Flower Fix
- Dance Lessons
- Bow-Bot
- In Plane Sight
- Fashion Emergency

MY THOUGHTS

I watched this movie with my son and I’m not sure which of us enjoyed it more. The movie is loosely based on the movie The Wizard Of Oz. Minnie and Pluto want to get back home to the Clubhouse, and it seems the only way to do that is to ask the Wizard of Dizz for help. While on her journey she meets some new friends who also need help. She also loses her magical shoes to Magical Witch Pete, and has to get them back. As expected, this movie was very colorful and full of great animation. I like that this movie gave Minnie a big role. What a hoot it was seeing Mickey as the Tin Mouse and Donald as the “Lion”. This movie is a must have for all Mickey Mouse Clubhouse fans.

Here’s a clip called Mickey The Tin Mouse.

Here’s a clip called Pluto Finds The Wizard.

And here are some activity sheets.

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REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Quest For The Crystal Mickey DVD

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Quest For The Crystal Mickey

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Quest for the Crystal Mickey

  • DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Run Time: 126 minutes
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • ASIN: B00BK8E4D0
  • SRP $

ABOUT MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: QUEST FOR THE CRYSTAL MICKEY

Grab your hat, buckle your seat belt, and get ready to embark on a thrilling Quest For The Crystal Mickey!

There’s no time to lose after greedy Plunderin’ Pete snatches the legendary Crystal Mickey statue from the Clubhouse. Without this sparkly statue’s magic, the Clubhouse will disappear forever! Can the world’s most extraordinary hero, Mickey, get the magical statue back in time? Only with your help — and the right Mouseketools — can Mickey journey across the Sandy Desert, brave the Rushing River and make his way through the Hidden Jungle. But watch out for Pete’s trickiest traps! Packed with over two hours of laughter and surprises — including four additional episodes — this exciting, high-stakes adventure is your ticket to nonstop fun!

MY THOUGHTS

This is a fun DVD. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Quest For The Crystal Mickey is sort of like Indiana Jones with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters. Basically, the clubhouse gang has to find a magical statue that is needed to save the Clubhouse. The gang has to work hard to find that statue while avoiding the surprises that Pete set for them along the way. This DVD is perfect for any fan of mMickey Mouse and the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang.

Here’s a clip called Gooey Fish.

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REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Barney: Dance With Barney DVD

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Barney Dance With Barney Dvd

Barney: Dance With Barney

  • DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Run Time: 66 minutes
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Lyons / Hit Ent.
  • ASIN: B00BLF9FS6
  • SRP $

ABOUT BARNEY: DANCE WITH BARNEY

Get your groove on and dance along to the beat with the all-new Barney®: Dance with Barney arriving on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand May 21, 2013 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainment. Everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur Barney and his dino friends Baby Bop™ and BJ™ share their most loved dance moves, build confidence by learning new steps and have fun dancing dino-style!

Have a tee-riffic time when you move and groove with Barney and his friends! Join Barney and learn many different types of dance, from hip hop to ballet to folk dance and more, and watch as his friend Jamal builds the confidence to give them a try too! Then Barney and his friends explore movement and have a ball as they wiggle, waddle, hop and bop together! Don’t miss a beat and come along for a dino-mite, dino-dancing good time!

Episodes include:

  • “Dancing”
  • “Movin’ Along”
  • “Dance With Me”

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • The Barney Boogie Music Video
  • Lookie, Lookie, It’s A Cookie Karaoke Music Video
  • Happy Dancing Karaoke Music Video

MY THOUGHTS

One of the reasons my son enjoys Barney so much is because it’s colorful and fun, and always has a song or two. Barney: Sance With barney is almost all music and dance. My son loved it. I had a blast watching him do the Quack, Quack, Quack son, it was just too cute. If you have a Barney fan or a child that enjoys singing and dancing, this DVD is a must have for you.

MORE INFO

Program Website: www.barney.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/barney
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DinoMiteBarney
YouTube: www.youtube.com/HITBarney

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REVIEW – My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Princess Twilight Sparkle DVD

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My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic: Princess Twilight Sparkle

  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 US and Canada Only
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • DVD Release Date: April 30, 2013
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • SRP: $14.97

ABOUT

Since arriving in Ponyville, Twilight has learned Princess Celestia’s most valuable lesson — the meaning of true friendship. But with every new adventure comes a new lesson and if anyone is up for more learning, it’s the studious Twilight Sparkle!

Now, after completing an important challenge, Twilight has earned her princess wings and has all new adventures and responsibilities as a princess! This DVD features 5 episodes: Games Ponies Play, Magical Mystery Cure, Mmmystery on the Friendship Express, Magic Duel, and Lesson Zero.

MY THOUGHTS

It’s hard to go wrong with My Little Pony. Though the ponies have certainly had makeovers over time, this is a series that has been around since my childhood and I honestly still enjoy watching it. My 8-year old daughter enjoys it just as much as I did at that age, which makes it even more enjoyable for me now!

This DVD highlights Princess Twilight, as the name suggests, as she embarks on adventures through Equestria. Princess Twilight has to prove her magician abilities, write a report about friendship, and figure out the culprit of a cake mystery! I love that humor is added for all ages to enjoy and the music is just as fun as ever.

Here’s a clip called Morning in Ponyville.

Be sure to check out the other titles from Shout! Factory Kids:

  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Pinkie Pie Party
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Adventures in the Crystal Empire
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Season One
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Royal Pony Wedding
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – The Friendship Express
  • My Little Pony – Twinkle Wish Adventure

MORE INFO

Shout Factory website

REVIEW – Disney Doc McStuffins: Time For Your Checkup DVD

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Doc McStuffins: Time for Your Checkup

  • Release: May 7, 2013
  • Rated: TV-Y (U.S.)
  • Run Time: Approx. 120 minutes
  • Languages & Subtitles: English, Spanish and French
  • Suggested Retail Price: $19.99 U.S./$24.99 Canada

ABOUT DOC MCSTUFFINS

Get ready to start your day in a wonderful way! Doc McStuffins: Time For Your Checkup is all about helping to keep toys – and little ones – happy and healthy. Join Doc and her trusty team of lovable toys as every new checkup leads to miles of smiles. Laugh along when Doc cures Gus the Gator’s “Stuffedfulliosis.” Blast off with Star Blazer Zero as Doc shows him how to play it safe from launch through landing. Whether it’s eating right, getting enough rest, or getting an annual physical check-up, this delightful and nurturing program combines music, humor, and surprises in five fun-filled adventures that inspire friendship, hugs, and stay-healthy habits every day!

MY THOUGHTS

Though Doc McStuffins is a girl and her world is rather colorful and, well, girly, I wouldn’t consider this just a “girl’s show”. And though it is a Disney Junior show, I wouldn’t consider this just a toddler or preschooler’s show. Basically, this adorable series doesn’t fit the stereotypical mold of children’s shows. I know of several boys and girls alike who enjoy the show, as well as children of several ages. My 1 year old and 8 year old like to watch it together!

“The Doc is In” features the following episodes:
• Gulpy, Gulpy Gators! / One Note Wonder
• Tea Party Tantrum / Blast Off!
• Arcade Escapade / Starry, Starry Night
• Bronto Boo-Boos / Brontosaurus Breath
• Doctoring The Doc / Hot Pursuit

I appreciate that the episodes are short, which is perfect for younger kids. I also love that Doc gets wrapped up in her own imagination, toys coming to life and all! Doc also helps take the scariness out of going to the doctor by helping to fix up broken toys and teaching kids how they can stay healthy by eating a good diet and getting lots of rest. This is a show that easily slides in educational facts while providing humor and cuteness along the way.

Here’s a clip called Gabby the Giraffe.

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Doc McStuffins website
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REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Mymo’s Adventures DVD

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Mymos Adventures DVD

ABOUT MY GYM CHILDREN’S FITNESS CENTER’S “MYMO’S ADVENTURES”

My Gym is celebrating 30 years of family fitness and fun! With their unique, innovative and ever-changing fitness program for kids, My Gym has been at the forefront of providing the best fun place for kids to remain active, while successfully combating frightening obesity statistics amongst children.

The “Mymo’s Adventures” DVD features the gym’s irresistibly cute mascot, Mymo, as he engages children and leads them on six awesome, interactive adventures. The DVD combines animated fun, live action workouts and a wisecracking puppet named Alphonzo Bartholomew III. “Mymo’s Adventures” is created to educate, entertain and motivate children to be active and helps them to develop their coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and fine/gross motor skills.

MY THOUGHTS

“Mymo’s Adventures” helps beat the idea that TV can’t be a helpful tool for kids! Kids are going to watch TV, so why not keep them active? The characters in Mymo’s world are adorable and entertaining for young children. They all have fun exercising and using their skills to get through all kinds of situations, so kids are sure to have fun right along with them.

In this DVD, Mymo and his friends show kids some warm-up exercises, with kids demonstrating the moves for your child. Then, Mymo and your child catch trains, hop like frogs, juggle, and walk on ‘tightropes’, along with many other fun adventures while travelling through Mymo’s world.

I love the interactivity throughout this video. There is hardly any time when your child won’t be moving some part of his body; he stays active the whole time, without even noticing he’s actually exercising. The moves are easy for any child to accomplish, and the video shows the children doing each move several times to make sure your child catches on. Your child will use just about every muscle in his body while watching this video!

If you’d like to win a $1000 Little Tikes gift card and one free year at My Gym, head on over to My Gym’s Facebook page to enter the contest!
Learn more about My Gym and “Mymo’s Adventure’s” below.

MORE INFO

My Gym Children’s Fitness  Center Website
My Gym Children’s Fitness Center on Facebook
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Are You My Gym’s Fit & Healthy Family Contest

On April 1, My Gym announced their “My Gym’s Fit and Healthy Family” Contest on their Facebook page! In celebration of My Gym’s 30th anniversary, they are searching for the fittest family in North America.

In order to enter the contest, participants would need to visit My Gym’s Facebook page and follow the instructions, which will include submitting a photo and essay. Thirty families with the most votes will receive a prize package (that will include a certificate from the President’s Council of Physical Fitness Sports and Nutrition and a gift package from BabyGanics and free MyGym and Chuggington DVDs).

The thirty families will then have an opportunity to win the grand prize! The package includes top items from Little Tikes, one free year at My Gym, including kids classes and a birthday party!

The contest ends on June 30, 2013.

WIN IT!

One (1) winner will receive a copy of Mymo’s Adventures DVD.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter please leave a comment telling me who you’d like to win this DVD for.

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THE SMALL PRINT.

The winner will be selected using the “And the winner is” plugin. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. This contest will end on Monday 05/20/13 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. Good luck to everyone!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

A Monster In Paris DVD

The product featured was provided free of cost to me in order to facilitate this post. Please note that any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

This week, on April 16, Shout Factory released A Monster In Paris. I haven’t watched it yet. If you’ve been hearing about it and wondering, here’s the trailer and some info on the movie.

A Monster In Paris DVD

A Monster In Paris

  • DVD Release Date: April 16, 2013
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Shout! Factory
  • ASIN: B00AWHDFLW

EXCLUSIVE TO TWO-DISC BLU-RAY™ 3D COMBO PACK

Movie presentation on Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and a Digital Copy of the film

On April 16, 2013, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with EuropaCorp, invites kids and families across America to a whimsical world of Parisian adventure and fantasy when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with EuropaCorp, unleash A MONSTER IN PARIS on DVD and on two-disc Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack. The Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack allows viewers to enjoy A MONSTER IN PARIS on the platform of their choice and includes spectacular movie presentation on Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and a digital copy of the movie compatible with PC, MAC, iTunes, iPhone and AppleTV.

SYNOPSIS

A wacky inventor, his camera-crazy best friend and a madcap monkey make a massive mistake when let loose in a mad scientist’s laboratory. With lotions and potions spilling everywhere, the troublesome trio accidentally creates Franc, the product of a reaction between a common flea and one of the scientist’s mystery concoctions. What they fail to realize, however, is that this ‘monster’ is actually a soft-centered soul with an astounding talent for music.

With the help of an enchanting nightclub singer Lucille, Franc becomes the talk of the town, just as stories of Paris’s newest monster attract the attention of the egotistical police commissioner, hell bent on securing a big prize to help his battle to become mayor. The unwitting scientists and the singer must team up to protect Franc, a monster with more than a musical career to protect!


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Venture into the delightful Parisian cityscapes 1910s and spellbound by the visually opulent family adventure of A MONSTER IN PARIS, directed and written by Bibo Bergeron (Shark Tale) and produced by world renowned filmmaker Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp and Bergeron’s Bibo Films. With an exceptional English-language voice cast of French singing sensation Vanessa Paradis, singer/song writer Sean Lennon, Catherine O’Hara (Penelope), Adam Goldberg (A Beautiful Mind), Bob Balaban(For Your Consideration), Danny Huston (Hitchcock) and Jay Harrington (Private Practice), A MONSTER IN PARIS harkens back to the classic tale of beauty and the beast, and delivers vibrant storyline packed with elegant characters, unforgettable song-and-dance musical numbers and beautiful CG animation that the whole family will enjoy! This critically acclaimed international major motion picture also features enchanting, honey-toned vocals by Vanessa Paradis and Sean Lennon, with music score by popular French singer/songwriter Matthieu Chedid (aka M) and Patrice Renson.

REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Sid the Science Kid The Movie

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Sid the Science Kid The Movie

Sid the Science Kid: Sid the Movie

  • DVD Release Date: April 2, 2013
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: NCircle Entertainment
  • ASIN: B00AMA8GH2
  • SRP $12.99

ABOUT SID THE SCIENCE KID THE MOVIE

New from The Jim Henson Company and NCircle Entertainment! Sid and his classmate Gabriela enter a contest and win the exclusive opportunity to visit a new modern science museum before it opens to the public. There the kids meet a quirky scientist, voiced by special guest star Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), who has designed robot tour guides of the future! Then one of the robots goes haywire and the grand opening is in jeopardy! It is up to Sid and his friends to work as a team to find the rogue robot and save the day!

MY THOUGHTS

I’ve been a huge science-lover my whole life, so I am more than willing to introduce anything Science-related to my kids in hopes of them having even a slight interest in science. The television show, Sid the Science Kid, is perfect for introducing young kids to the world of science. This movie includes more of the fun, laughs, and education the show provides. Sid the Science Kid: The Movie! is a kids movie I certainly don’t mind watching; in fact, I found the jokes to be entertaining and the characters as loveable as ever. Entertainment added to education makes this movie a win-win for both kids and parents.

This is another great NCirleEntertainment movie! It’s available at local retailers nationwide, as well as online at NCircleEntertainment.com and Amazon.

MORE INFO

NCircle Entertainment Website
Sid The Science Kid website
Sid The Science Kid on Facebook

WIN IT!

One (1) winner will receive Sid The Science Kid The Movie and the Sid the Science Kid DVD “Going, Going Green!”

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter leave a comment on this post telling me who you’ll watch these with if you win.

BONUS ENTRIES – LOTS OF THEM!

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2 – Visit my Mom’s blog HereAndThere.US and leave a comment on any post there. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned on my Mom’s blog. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry. Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.
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THE SMALL PRINT.

The winner will be selected using the “And the winner is” plugin. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. This contest will end on Wednesday 04/17/13 at 11:59 pm est. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. Good luck to everyone!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.