$500 Visa Gift Card or iPad Air Giveaway


iPad Air is 20 percent thinner1 and weighs just one pound, so it feels unbelievably light in your hand. It comes with a 9.7-inch Retina display, the A7 chip with 64-bit architecture, ultrafast wireless, powerful apps, and up to 10 hours of battery life.2 And over 475,000 apps in the App Store are just a tap away.3

  • 9.7-inch Retina display
  • A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) with MIMO support
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life2
  • 5MP iSight camera with 1080p HD video recording
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps included
  • Over 475,000 apps on the App Store3
  • iOS 7 and iCloud
  • Cellular data service on Wi-Fi + Cellular models (sold separately)
  • Available in space gray or silver

One lucky reader will receive a iPad Air 16GB!

Giveaway ends August 6th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below.

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    • Tricia Hope says

      I took my kids to a local lake for picnics in the summer and now I enjoy taking my grand d aughter

    • Tricia Hope says

      I did a lot of short grandma and grandpa trips with my kids solo.When we moved 11 hours away my pre k daughter was a big help inj keeping BOTH of us entertained!

  1. Natalie says

    My favorite summer time activity is running around Lake Harriet with my mom and then eating a bagel lunch.

  2. Bias says

    Swimming – it gets over 100F out here in the desert. There are only a few things one can do… hide inside (preferably at the movies) or go swimming. ;^)

  3. Carissa Joslyn says

    My favorite summer activity is just being able to be outside. People take it for granted, we just recently moved to a area that is safe enough to be outside & we actually have a yard now! But beyond that, we love to go camping, Fishing (but I let my fish go…) haha

  4. Angela W says

    We love going to the pool and walking and finding seashells on the beach at sunrise or sunset.

  5. Mary Jenkins says

    I was going to say swimming because we go to the pool twice a day and the beach, at least once a month, in the summer. But, I get to visit my family back home, and that’s better than all the pools and beaches in the world!

  6. Kyla P says

    My favorite summer activity is going to the Farmer’s market or to the gardens with my dog and husband :)

  7. Sweta Sonulkar says

    My favorite summer activity is to get out with walking shoes and walk in parks with family and go on long drives past mountains and go to beach

  8. Renee Smith says

    My favorite summer activity is taking walks with the family in the evenings after the temperature goes down a little.

  9. robyn donnelly says

    I would say probably going into the forest/woods to hike to get away from the heat. Don’t do the swimming thing anymore. Unless someone offers a boating/tubing excursion.

  10. kristin h says

    i love anything that gets us outside to enjoy the weather – beach, pool, playing some type of sports with the kids

  11. Amy Lewis says

    Staying cool! Love being in the pool during the summer or hitting up the lakes with my babies!

  12. Mishelle says

    Our fav summer activity is running in the lake – we love the water!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  13. Jennifer P. says

    My favourite summer activity is going to the beach and playing with my kids in the sand.

  14. Janell Aparicio says

    We love water play, whether it is the pool, fountain at the park or just running through the sprinklers!

  15. Lacy Rasmussen says

    The BEACH or when we are able to be with our families back home we love the FISHING/CAMPING!

  16. Linda Szymoniak says

    My favorite summer-time activity is hiking – either with my dogs or my daughters or a combination of them. We live just a short distance from several county and state parks, including the Indiana Dunes, and even have the Dune National park just a few minutes past the state park. I especially love going to Turkey Run or Shades state parks and hiking there.

  17. Jennifer McBroom says

    I would have to say that a good summer barbeque or picnic is my favorite thing. That or attending a sports event, or running races! That is always a plus!

  18. Joelle S. says

    I love spending the summer as staff at Bible camp. I can’t think of a more exciting place to be, and there are certainly plenty of great activities, in addition to excellent relationships and spiritual growth.

  19. Natalie Brown says

    Hi! My favorite Summer time activity is definitely swimming. I like the pool and the ocean. It’s just really refreshing when it’s so hot outside. Thank-you!

  20. Nicole Becker says

    OMG, this might be one of the best giveaways I have ever seen!!! Both of those prizes are awesome and I wouldn’t mind winning either of them!!! Even though I would probably go with the $500 Visa gift card because I already have a tablet.

  21. Tammy Schweitzer says

    I have too say swimming in the pool too cool off from the Az heat here degree over 100

  22. Rachel Crisman says

    We love going to the beach to swim!Oh and I accidently left a link to pinterest where I was trying to leave my instagram name….duh. ha! I tried to fix it but not sure it worked…instagram @rayraycartucci

  23. Michelle S says

    My favorite summer activity is cookouts and playing golf – ok so that’s actually two things!

  24. Christy Peeples DuBois says

    My favorite summer activity is relaxing on the pontoon boat on the lake on a warm sunny day.

  25. Dawn Monzu says

    My favorite summer activity is kind of obvious….swimming! But this year I get to play in the pool with my beautiful granddaughter!!! She is finally big enough to play with in the pool, but I will keep a watchful eye on her..of course! God bless and good luck everyone!

  26. Lisa Konieczke says

    My favorite summer activity is having all the Family over for a BBQ and playing Badminton.

  27. Irene Newstead says

    I have been saving to buy an iPad Air 16GB, with not much success. It seems as soon as I have some saved an emergency crops up and what I have put away is needed. Thanks for the chance to win one.

  28. says

    Favorite summer activity is a combination of things, a nice long bike ride in the morning, settle on the beach for some sun, stop at Tim Hortons on the way home and settling in for a nice big dinner.

    Kevin Linkie.

  29. Susan Robbins says

    Favorite summer activity is swimming as we have a pool that is unheated so summer is only time you can use it! Activities revolve around the pool such as barbecuing, playing games, exercising, listening to music.

  30. says

    My favourite summertime activity is to go for a walk along the beach by the ocean, can’t wait to do it for the first time with my brand new Grandson 😀

  31. Alyssa C says

    I have too many favorites to list, summertime is my favorite ever!! But to narrow it down… going to the river with the pups and evening BBQs

  32. Rebecca Wilson says

    My favorite summer activity is my favorite all year round, reading; I just expand where I may do it 😀

  33. says

    In the real heat of the summer I have always enjoyed taking the kids to my mother’s pool and keeping cool. The kids are all grown now but the pool is still there. Now I like hanging with my grand nieces at the pool. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  34. Mary A says

    BBQs with the fam, reaping the results of my hard working gardner husband and enjoying the beautiful flowers!

  35. Sierra Field says

    Summer means summer theater camp! I love working with 7-14yo students working on musicals each year!

  36. Taswmom says

    My favorite summer activity is camping with my family. As my children have children, it becomes harder to get everyone all together, so we often get two campsites together and the families come and go as they can.

  37. Sandy Cain says

    Swimming is THE best part about summer. I could stay in the water all day and not get tired! (And thanks for the chance to win)

  38. Erin Ellis says

    I love to swim during the summer. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  39. Viv Sluys says

    Camping by a lake or river is my favourite summer time activity because it includes all my favourite things (hiking, swimming, fire)

  40. Pam Gurganus says

    The second and third “Pin Something on Pinterest” links don’t have a working image and can’t be pinned!

  41. says

    I mostly enjoy gardening flowers in the summer. Its great to be outside without freezing (CT winters are terrible). I also enjoy BBQs with family. Its wonderful to be outside and watching the kids playing and enjoying the carefree days of summer.

  42. says

    I can’t remember if I commented yet,,,, my favorite summer activity is being able to go to the parks with the kids. Either walking around parks, swing set parks, playgrounds, and we have a water splash park for little ones. It’s so much fun! I also like taking them to car shows and the beach.

  43. Sherrie C. says

    My favorite Summer activity is swimming and taking walks around our local park


  44. Jody D says

    My favorite summer activity is heading to the beach and sitting with my feet in the water and sand. Heaven.

  45. Jeannette Olton says

    Gardening is my favorite summertime activity. I find it relaxing yet invigorating plus I reap lots of food for the pantry!

  46. Dana Dailey says

    My favorite summer activity is to go float down the ice cold natural springs here in FL. Just kick back in an intertube and it’s 2 hours of heaven

  47. April Chasteen says

    It’s hard to choose just one favorite summer activity so I will name a few! We love to go swimming, taking walks, having picnics, planting flowers, riding bikes, waiting for the ice cream truck to pass by our house, and sitting outside in the evenings with just our little family. :)

  48. Joyce Alexander says

    My favorite Summer activity is driving down the Oregon Coast drive down HWY 101 stop in Bandon OR & visit the West Coast Wildlife Park. Then drive on down to Crescent City & then of course stay in Ferndale CA @ the Victorian Inn next to the Ferndale Cemetery!! Especially love driving with the sunroof open on a moonlit & starry night listening to Jesse Cook or Joe Satriani…oh my!

  49. Maria Iemma says

    I love to go hiking in our park — with all the trees and flowers blooming it is so peaceful and relaxing.

  50. says

    That’s a hard question to answer for me because I have several favorites. I would say Geocaching. It’s something the whole family can enjoy together. I think it is so cool that we walk or drive by hundreds of hiding treasures every day and have no clue they are even there. When I first started taking the kids geocaching and was new to the sport we were amazed at how many there were and that they were all over the world. I actually traded a pathtag with a man in New Zealand. It was Black with a silver feather on it. I wear it on a necklace for good luck when we go geocaching because it’s my favorite.

  51. Deb P says

    Sitting by the A/C and Reading a good book when it’s really hot out side. On fair days the beach.

  52. April Farley says

    Fav summer activity… So much to choose from. So much we do in summer it is hard to say what my fav is.. If pressed I will go with having the grands over & teaching them about natural gardening. That is what we called it way before the term Organic gardening was coined. I so enjoy teaching the next generation about companion planting and how to use Cayenne pepper to keep the bad bugs away. I <3 seeing their faces when they come back to the garden after not seeing it for a week. They get exited to see how the seeds they planted with their own little hands are growing. Then when the plant comes to fruition and they are able to eat whatever they have chosen to plant. It really is some of the best times of my life.

  53. June S. says

    I like going for long walks during these nice summer months, and I like going to visit my grandson all the time too.

  54. Miranda McCallister says

    I have several. Almost all outdoor activities.
    Camping is my favorite.
    then hiking,
    geode hunting
    ultimate frisbee
    frisbee golf.

  55. Karen Beckett says

    One of my favorite summer activities is just chillin’ on the front porch or sitting in the yard under my favorite tree!

  56. Karin Dollery says

    My favorite summer activity is the campfires we have at night at the trailer, roasting marshmallows and making Smores :)

  57. Cheryl McCulligh says

    My favourite summer activity is sitting on the patio and enjoying the flower gardens and reading a great book!

  58. Karen Koval says

    My favorite activity is to go to the beach for the day then hit the boardwalk for dinner and games. we always have a great time.

  59. Stacy Lynn Scott says

    My favourite summer activity is Hiking with the Kids, its priceless to see the expression on their faces, when they discover something new, and learning to appreciate the little things in life =)

  60. says

    My favorite summer activity is definitely taking the family to the pool, because we all know swimming inside just isn’t the same as enjoying a nice, hot day outside at the pool!

  61. Annette Cruz says

    My favorite summer activity is spending time with my hubby in our backyard, soaking in the swimming pool. Just the two of us, with a nice refreshing drink…ahhhhhhh, nothing better.

  62. Mariah Applegate says

    We love hiking!! Also going to the pool, though I doubt I will have the confidence to go with my new mommy body.

  63. Brittani says

    I love going to the beach and taking camping trips with my family.
    Such a great time to make memories!

  64. says

    My favorite Summer activity is spending time with my family. Particularly going for walks at a local Nature Preserve (which we LOVE) followed by eating at one of our favorite restaurants!

  65. jenn sparks says

    I would say gardening, until it gets too darn hot to be outside. My favorite activity for summer is now swimming with my nieces.

  66. Stephanie Gossett says

  67. Janis Taylor Hill says

    During the summer I get to indulge myself by playing in the garden. Then when we have friends and family over we all enjoy our surroundings.

  68. teresa null says

    medically I can’t do heat or sun so I just pass my time in under the air conditioner playing with the grandchildren on the computer or iPad

  69. Ashley Trail says

    Swimming is my favorite summer activity , I like to go on vacations but I don’t think we get to do that this year :(

  70. Kris Garvey says

    FYI – the contest runs until August but three of the entries are for giveaways ending in June. Thanks! :-)

  71. Kris Garvey says

    Spending time outdoors with my son if the weather permits – and going to the beach if money permits!

  72. Kortney Picker says

    During the summer I just love being able to take my girls outside to play! I just enjoy sitting out in the sun watching them play in the kiddie pool, or run through the sprinkler.

  73. Brenda P says

    I love so much about summer! We like to have fires in the backyard, camping, traveling, picking fruit, and going to farmers’ markets.

  74. Christy Peeples DuBois says

    I accidentally hit submit on enter this giveaway 6/9 and I do not know if I had entered that giveaway. I’m sorry if it causes any problems.

  75. Cheryl Rogers says

    I love to read a book outside, either on my patio or by a pool, there is nothing better in my eyes!

  76. Crystal Leon says

    We stay in the pool year round !!! Can’t get enough of the water !!! And camping in the summer is awesome !

  77. says

    My favorite summer activity is having adventures with my children, be it, going to the pool; movies, zoo, tent in the back yard. Just activities that will keep them entertained. :)

  78. Jane Ritz says

    I like going to Charleston in the summer as much as I can. I visit my son and we go to Folly Beach. I hope to make at least 2 more trips this summer.

  79. Jane Ritz says

    I claimed the entries for the other giveaways. I just opened the pages and didn’t look. When I went to enter they all are closed..

  80. Sirley dubon says

    My favorite summer activity is playing with my kids at the water park or simply at home, setting up their little pool and watching them have fun :-)

  81. Stacey Kostich says

    My favorite summertime activity is to watch my children playing in the sand at the beach.

  82. Aimee says

    I’m not sure I would limit myself to just one summer activity. I love to start seeds in the later winter, when the temperatures are below zero, just so I can see them produce something amazing when the weather is warm. If I had to pick just one thing though, it would be taking my daughter fishing.

  83. Lesa says

    My favorite activity for the summer is relaxing with my kids with the less-stressful schedule and gardening!

  84. suzanne says

    I have been doing these entries most days. Today I noticed the RSVP one at the bottom had been submitted, but I know I didn’t do that one. I just wanted to let you know. I only submit entries that I actually do. Thanks for all your great giveaways.

  85. Tamara Terni says


  86. Kamla L. says

    My favorite summertime activities are having BBQ and other outdoor party get togethers and and attending outdoor concerts.

  87. brandi hawn says

    my favorite summer activity is to go to the beach on our boat with my family, it’s always tons of fun :)

  88. melissa cushing says

    I have 2 favorite summer activities….. hanging in the pool and gardening! Love them both equally so that is my answer! Thanks for sharing this amazing giveaway and post!

  89. Sarah Cool says

    My favorite summer activity is swimming, I love it because it cools you off and your exercising but you dont know it :)

  90. Rebecca HM. says

    I love taking my family to the beach, Zoo, and museum. While we try doing these things during school its no where near consistent. My oldest 8, gets super excited when summer vacation is about to happen. My little girls get excited because big brother is home to play with all day :) It’s adorable.

  91. says

    I cant believe with are starting to think about going back to school. This summer is going by way to quickly and I keep thinking I need to start back to school shopping. This ipad air would come in handy with school apps and lots of learning opportunities for my dautgher.

  92. Carlene R. says

    My favorite summer activity is going to the beach with the kids.
    We live so close to the beach yet we do not go often so I have made it a point to make sure we go regularly, at least every other week this summer.

  93. sabina edwards says

    spending time with the extended family… we tend not to do much visiting in the winter months due to bad roads, how cold it gets (brr -30C) and the fact that we live a bit away from each other …during the summer its bbq season, time to drop by because we can, go boating or just go camping all together (this yr we’ve only done bbqing as we’ve all been too busy with life

  94. Hanadia Roby says

    I love swimming and camping but I miss North Carolina hurricane season and the chirping midnight cricket symphonies!

  95. Lisa Williams says

    we go to the beach alot but my very favorite thing is setting up sprinklers in my yard and a wading pool and also the swing set and watching the kids play,they love it! I have my lawn chair outside while I keep an eye on them and later there is usually a barbecue or dinner in the house.

  96. Brandon andersen says

    my favorite thing to do in summer is swimming going out on disney property and seeing the parks i have season pass ports i love going out on the lakes in a boat i love camping the alway thing i don’t like in summer is the heat if i cool off from heat i love it

  97. Jana Williams says

    MY Favorite thing to do in the Summer is to Read! I hurt my Back & Neck in a Wreck so Anything Too Strenuous is Out of the Question! I Love to Read; I Can go through like 5 Books a Week! My Books & My Pets are My Children! Have a Happy & Safe Summer and God Bless! Thanks, Jana

  98. linda moore says

    Going to the Lake with my family of 8. They have a ball.I love to sit on the beach and watch them in the water playing and tubing.We BBQ and play miniture golf. We make a lot of family memories there, we talk about it for days after!

  99. Alayne Langford says

    My favourite summer activity is to visit with family and have a great bbq and then chat and once it gets cold out, to watch movies…simple life!

  100. Kevin E says

    My favorite summer activity is going fishing with my son. He was so escited when he caught his first fish!

  101. Andrea Amy says

    I don’t really like summer very much (sun and heat and me don’t mix well) but I like not having to rush, not being on a schedule and taking it easy.

  102. Mary Mudd says

    Going out on the lake is my favorite summer activity! Laying out on the dock. And sitting around the camp fire. I think Im going to go over now, lol, when I get done with this!

  103. Linda Geertsma says

    Relaxing, spending time with my grandchildren and gardening/reading are my favorite summer time activities :) thank you…

  104. Amy H says

    favorite summer activity is playing in the water with my daughter…be it the swimming pool, backyard splash pool, sprinklers, lakes, creeks, rivers…anything water we love it!

  105. Tina Hicks says

    I was just talking to my daughter-in-law about some of the Mommy blogs I read. I appreciate the hard work that goes into maintaining an exceptional blog. I enjoy reading your content. Not just the reviews for giveaways/sweepstakes. I can’t imagine being a mom of such a large family. You do make it interesting! Good job to you. (Oh, answer to question: Arizona, summer, too hot. Stay indoors and do art with grand-babies who live with me!)

  106. Chrissy says

    Our favorite activity is swimming! We have gone to the lake, beach to swim in the ocean, and of course swimming in the pool.

  107. Jennifer Lopez says

    My favorite summer activity is going out on the boat with the family to the sandbar! But now that I’m 38 weeks pregnant…my favorite summer activity is staying indoors and putting up my very swollen feet! lol

  108. kristen byler says

    we would love to win as my daughter dropped our tablet we have on the floor and the screen broke into a million pieces. they miss reading books on it.

  109. Sheila says

    We love to take time out from the hectic city and get away to our trailer, visit the Cheese factory and go swimming at Point Peitre.

  110. Wanda Tracey says

    My favorite thing to do in summer is to swim.I am a bit of a water-bug.Maybe it has something to do with growing up on the shores of a lake in Ontario.Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

  111. Roxanne Schneider says

    I just ABSOLUTELY love all the different giveaway’s you do. It’ s fun to see them all :) I also enjoy your posts on facebook :)

  112. Jill Myrick says

    I love spending the day at the lake with my family swimming, fishing and cooking out.


  113. Dawn Cook says

    my favorite summer activity is grilling outside and sitting down to a family dinner outdoors every weekend

  114. Betty C says

    I love going to the beach. Now that I’m far away from beaches I have to be satisfied with a trip to the nearest lake.

  115. Beanybopp says

    I accidentally did the Enter the 5 Fashion Basics for Summer Style Sweepstakes entry when I did not enter it…sorry

  116. Angela Cash says

    My favorite summer activity is going on camping adventures. I love sleeping under the stars, hiking, and hanging out around the campfire with my friends.

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