As a dad of three kids my free time is severely limited, so much so that about the only live television I watch is when my two favorite teams are fighting it out on the gridiron. While the Texas Longhorns laid a colossal egg this season and will miss a bowl game for the first time in 20 years my Carolina Gamecocks are making an exciting post season run!
You can bet your bottom dollar that I will be parked in front of the tube cheering on the Fighting Gamecocks with every snap this bowl season. But making sure that game time is my time takes some preparation and strategy. I’ve got to dig deep into my parenting playbook to ensure that each member of the family is occupied and happy. Easy but lengthy art projects for the toddler, pre planned play dates at other friends houses for the older one and meticulously manipulated nap times are all in my arsenal. And when I get everyone situated and finally settle in for my game, it is critical that my tech works and I don’t spend half of a quarter searching for multiple remotes.
So in the spirit of helping dads maximize their game watching experience, DadLabs has partnered with Logitech and are running a Parenting Playbook Contest. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell us your strategies for carving out a few hours to watch the game.
The winners will receive some amazing technology from Logitech that will help transform your living room into the perfect game watching zone!
Check out the following video to learn more about the contest and see below for full details on how to win.
Giveaway #1 – Harmony One Advanced Universal Remote from Logitech
The Logitech Harmony One gives families one-touch access to home entertainment. One press of the color touch screen and you’re watching a DVD or your favorite TV channel. Sculpted, backlighted buttons in logical zones make it easy to navigate – even in the dark – and the ergonomically designed remote fits comfortably in the hand. And because it’s rechargeable, there’s no need to worry about buying new batteries. Supporting more than 5,000 brands and able to replace up to 15 remotes, the Harmony One controls home-entertainment devices you have today or will buy tomorrow. This device retails for $249.99.
HOW TO WIN
Post a link to the “Parenting Playbook” video on Twitter and include the hastag #ParentingPlaybook. Check the DadLabs Twitter page (@DadLabs) and Re-Tweet one of the #Parenting Playbook tweets we’ll be sending. Or, here is a Tweet you can use:
Win a Harmony Universal Remote! Watch this vid http://bit.ly/fE18HL RT to win #ParentingPlaybook #giveaway
Note: One entry per Twitter account.
WINNER! – Congrats to ThePocketRef!
Giveaway #2 – Logitech Revue with Google TV
Logitech Revue™ with Google TV™ is a two-piece system — a companion box and keyboard controller with integrated remote — that brings together TV, the full Web, apps, movies and more. Using a familiar layout, the keyboard controller lets anyone start searching without a learning curve. And because the Logitech Revue leverages Harmony® Link technology, it works with your existing HDTV, cable or satellite set-top box, AV receiver – even compatible DVRs. And getting set up couldn’t be simpler. Two HDMI cables and a broadband Internet connection is all it takes to turn your TV into a smart TV. This device retails for $299.99.
HOW TO WIN
Comment on this blog post you are reading right now with an answer to this question: What is your game watching strategy from your parenting playbook? Let us know in the comments and you’ll be entered to win a Logitech Review with Google TV.
DadLabs will announce the winners of both prizes on the DadLabs Live Show on December 16th at 2 PM EST and then in this blog immediately after that.
WINNER! – William Hoover
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