#RTBacktoSchool Twitter Party Terms & Conditions

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#RTBacktoSchool Twitter Party 

Terms and Conditions

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

By entering this #RTBacktoSchool Twitter Party Promotion (“Promotion”), entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Any violation of these rules may, at the Sponsor’s discretion, result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges regarding this Promotion are final and binding in all respects.

The #RTBacktoSchool Twitter Party Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Twitter. The information you provide will only be used for the administration of this Contest and in accordance with the Sponsor’s privacy policy (see here: https://tinybeans.com/privacy-policy/). Twitter is completely released of all liability by each entrant in this Contest. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest must be directed to the Sponsor and not Twitter.

PROMOTION PERIOD.

Promotion begins August 21, 2019, at 1:00pm ET and ends 2:00pm ET (“Promotion Period”).

ELIGIBILITY. This Promotion is only open to participating Red Tricycle Readers who are legal residents of the United States of America (except residents of Alaska, and Hawaii) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of entry. Promotion is void where prohibited by law.

SPONSORS

Red Tricycle
Amazon

HOW TO ENTER.

Participants must enter using the official RSVP entry form to be eligible to win. In addition, participants must participate during the Promotion Period (August 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET) on Twitter to be eligible to win. Use of automated or scripted programs to submit entries is prohibited. Promotion ends August 21, 2019, at 2:00pm ET. Entry constitutes acceptance of these rules. Limit one prize per winner during the entire Promotion Period.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION.

A random draw will be made by Red Tricycle on the date of the Contest Closing Date from all eligible entries received to select the prize winner(s). Selected entrants will be notified by tweet and will be asked to correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by email; Selected entrants will then have fourteen (14) calendar days following receipt thereof to contact Red Tricycle to claim their prize. Should Red Tricycle not receive a reply within fourteen (14) days the selected entrant will be deemed to have forfeited any rights to the prize and an alternate potential winner may be selected. Additionally, failure to provide proof of eligibility (if requested), release documents, or other required documentation in a timely manner, failure to correctly answer the skill-testing question, or other non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, forfeiture of the prize and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, selection of an alternate eligible entrant for the forfeited prize in accordance with these Official Rules, who will be subject to disqualification in the same manner. (After five (5) such alternate potential winners have been selected without securing an eligible winner, the prize may remain un-awarded.) Upon contacting a potential winner and determining that he/she has met all eligibility requirements of the Promotion, including without limitation the execution of required waivers, publicity and liability releases and disclaimers, and correctly answering the skill testing question, such individual will be declared the “winner” of the Promotion. All decisions are final. Neither Red Tricycle nor CBS is responsible for misdirected or undeliverable notifications or for any claims, losses, expenses or liabilities arising out of an entrant’s participation in this Promotion or use of any prize.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION. 

Prizes:

Four (4) $25 gift cards to amazon.com available to be won. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prizes: $25. 

One (1) $100 gift card to amazon.com PLUS 1 Amazon Kids Edition tablet available to be won. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize: $200

Total ARV of all prizes: $300

These prizes will be given to members chosen as outlined in Section 5.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. Prize must be accepted as awarded and is not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash (except as may be specifically permitted by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion). No substitutions except at Sponsor’s option. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to substitute the Prize or a component thereof with a prize of equal or greater retail value.

TAXES. All federal, provincial and/or local income and other taxes, if applicable, are the winner’s sole responsibility.

ODDS OF WINNING. Odds of winning depend on the number of RSVPs received. Winners must provide contact information to ship prize. Failure to respond to prize notification or provide required information may result in forfeiture of the prize as outlined in Section 5.

NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION. No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize.

CONSENT AND RELEASE. By entering the Promotion, each entrant releases and discharges the Sponsors and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Promotion, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction or property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) acceptance of a prize constitutes the consent of any winner, without further compensation, to use the name and likeness of such winner for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes by the Sponsor, Red Tricycle and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Promotion and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity release; and (iv) if prize involves travel or activities, any potential winner and travel companion (if applicable) may be required to execute releases of the Sponsor from any and all liability with respect to participation in such travel/activities and/or use of the prize. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules.

DISCLAIMERS. (i) Sponsor not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor’s servers or elsewhere. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institute) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. (ii) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site or otherwise attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion. Use of bots or other automated processes to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of Sponsor. (iii) Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. (iv) Sponsor Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Promotion, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may modify or cancel this Promotion based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. In no event will Sponsor be responsible for awarding more than the number of prizes specified in these rules. (v) SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT, OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS PROMOTION OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE. (vi) CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. (vi) The value(s) of the prize(s) set forth above represent Sponsor’s good faith determination of the approximate retail value(s) thereof; the actual fair market value(s) as ultimately determined by Sponsor are final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed. In the event the stated approximate retail value(s) of a prize is more than the actual fair market value of that prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. No substitution or compensation will be given for any portion of the prize that is not used.

APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION. This Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of Canada, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Promotion will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a provincial or federal court located within Canada. Should there be a conflict between the laws of Canada and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of Canada. To the extent permitted by applicable law, all judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Promotion and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.

Get the Scoop on Parental Controls for Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablets

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Worried about what your kids are doing on their devices? Amazon has your back. Watch the video below to learn all about the parental controls that will save your sanity and put your mind at ease.

Plus, not only do Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablets have a two-year worry-free guarantee, right now you can save 20% when you use code REDTRI at checkout.

 

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Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablets have a two-year worry-free guarantee. Don’t miss out on this kid-proof tablet and save 20% when you use code REDTRI at checkout.

 

#AmazonLovesMoms2019 Photo Challenge

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You prep lunches, drive carpool, shoot off dozens of emails and have the magic touch to fix scraped boo-boos—and that’s all before 9 a.m. Mom, you are a superstar. To celebrate moms who do it all every single day, we’ve partnered with Amazon for a very special photo challenge. From showing off what you’re grateful for to sharing how you make time for self care, scroll down to see some of our community’s favorite pics from this week’s challenge, including each day’s winner.

Want a chance to win an Amazon Kids Edition tablet? There’s a winner every day! Be sure to participate in all 5 days and tag #AmazonLovesMoms2019 and @redtricycle (Instagram) or @red_tricycle (Twitter). 

Grand Prize Winner – Natasha @101.Natasha

 

 

Day 1 (Grateful Mom)

 

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Day 2 (Selfie)

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Day 3 (How Amazon Makes Your Life Easier)

 

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Day 4 (Selfcare)

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Day 5 (Momtruths)

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Why Yogurt Is a Great First Food for Baby

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This post originally appeared on happyfamilybrands.com and is written by Janel Funk, MS, RD, LDN

With its versatility, yogurt is a staple food for many adults and children alike. But you might not know that yogurt also makes an excellent first food for babies.

Its nutritional profile boasts important nutrients for babies such as calcium and phosphorus for bone strength and protein and fat for babies’ rapid growth. In addition, the active live cultures in yogurt make the lactose and protein in milk easier to digest.

Because yogurt is made by fermentation, its proteins can be easily digested by tiny tummies. This is one reason why feeding yogurt to babies under one is recommended, while offering cow’s milk is not. Not only is cow’s milk more difficult to digest, but it is higher in minerals and protein which not only create stress on infant’s kidneys, and may also lead to anemia. With yogurt, which is typically offered once or twice per day for infants (¼-½ cup), these are not concerns – so you can feel confident providing nutrient-dense yogurt to your baby!

Plain, whole milk yogurt is an ideal choice as a first food for babies as it contains no added sugar, protein, fat, vitamin and minerals, all important for  growth and development. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies should get about half of their calories from fat.

As you continue to advance flavors and foods in your baby’s diet , look for a whole milk yogurt blended with fruit, but make sure it has no added sugar or stick with plain whole milk yogurt and add in your own blended fruit.

Because yogurt is conveniently packaged in refrigerated containers, serving it to babies is a breeze as there is no prep work or blending required! The creamy texture is both palatable and soothing to teething gums. As babies get older, they’ll love self-feeding with a scoop of yogurt on a spoon.

Because of yogurt’s neutral flavor, it can be mixed with a variety of ingredients to transform the flavor of your baby’s food as well as add more nutrients. As long as your baby has already had any of the fruits, vegetables, or spices previously without adverse reaction, you can use them in any combination with yogurt to create a new meal for your little one such as:

  •      Yogurt mixed with applesauce
  •      Yogurt mixed with mashed banana
  •      Yogurt blended with cooked peas
  •      Yogurt mixed with mashed avocado
  •      Yogurt blended with cooked sweet potato and a dash of cinnamon
  •      Yogurt blended with fruit and water (for consistency) to make a smoothie

 

Got a Tot? Reach for Yogurt

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This post originally appeared on happyfamilybrands.com and is written by Angela Nolan, RD, LDN, CBS

When it comes to feeding your child, it’s important to provide nutrient-dense foods that will fuel his body with the nutrition he needs to support proper growth and development. Not only is yogurt nutritious, it’s also delicious! Toddlers often love the smooth, creamy texture and flavor of yogurt, so it’s a win-win for parents and kids alike.

If you’ve ever stumbled upon the supermarket shelves dedicated to “kid’s yogurts” you’ve likely noticed that not all tot-friendly yogurts are created equal. Many of these options contain added sugar and other additives. With the overwhelming number of options available today, how are you to know what’s best for your child? Here’s how: choose a whole milk based yogurt with no added sugar. This way, your child gets the nutrients without any of the undesirable extras (think added sugars!)

Here are some reasons why yogurt is an excellent addition to your toddler’s diet:

  • It contains protein. Toddlers need a healthy dose of protein to facilitate normal growth and development, including having a critical role in brain and immune function. Their protein needs are higher per pound of body weight than adults! This shows just how vital the role of protein is for kids this age! Providing quality sources of protein, like yogurt, will help them thrive.
  • It contains calcium. During toddlerhood, it’s prime time for strengthening bones and teeth. Calcium is a key nutrient in doing so, and yogurt is a fantastic way to help meet your child’s daily calcium requirements. The benefits don’t stop there, getting enough calcium is also important in nerve and muscle function, too!
  • Many yogurts have been enriched with Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps the body absorb minerals, such as Calcium, and is also important in building strong bones and teeth. Including Vitamin D rich foods, like yogurt, in your child’s diet can help prevent Rickets and support the long-term health and development of his bones and teeth.
  • It contains live and active cultures. These cultures help digest the lactose and protein in milk.
  • It’s versatile. Although yogurt is quite delicious on its own, there are many other ways to enjoy it, too! It can be used to make healthier dips, muffins, popsicles, parfaits, and even pancakes! Check out some of our recipes for meal inspirations!

#HappyFamilyFirstFoods Photo Challenge

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You’ve made all the right choices for your baby from birth plan to bassinet, but when it comes to first foods the sweet and simple world of feeding baby can get complicated. While many baby “first foods” claim to be pure, there are often added sugars and hidden preservatives. Enter Happy Baby Whole Milk Yogurt, a food rich in calcium, proteins and vitamins without added sweeteners or artificial colors. Nutrient-dense and easy to digest (no added sweeteners, contains probiotics and rich in calcium and Vitamin D!), Happy Baby Whole Milk Yogurt makes an excellent choice for baby’s first foods.

Here are some of our favorite photos from the #HappyFamilyFirstFoods photo challenge! Did your photo make it in? Leave a comment below and let us know!

Congratulations to our #HappyFamilyFirstFoods photo challenge grand prize winner, Erin Krull, who posted all five days!

Day One: Messy Baby

***DAILY WINNER***

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Day Two: Yummy Foods

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Day Three: Lunchtime Love

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Day Four: Dinnertime Fun

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Day Five: Snack Happy

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Healthy Snacks for Babies & Tots

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This post originally appeared on happyfamilybrands.com and is written by Andie Schwartz, M.Ed., RD, LDN, CLC

With your baby growing fast, snack time is an opportunity to introduce your child to more varied and healthy foods, increase the amount of vitamins and nutrients in his diet, and keep up his energy so he can play, explore and learn. Beginning at approximately nine months, your baby should eat two to three nutritious snacks (in addition to three well-balanced meals) each day.

Eating healthy snacks will help ensure that your baby is:

  • Gaining exposure to a highly varied diet. The more opportunities you have to offer new and different healthy foods, the more likely it is he will develop a taste (and desire) for a varied and healthy diet.
  • Getting nutrients. Eating sufficient amounts of protein, fruit, vegetables, whole grains, calcium, iron, vitamin D and other vitamins and minerals he needs to fuel the rapid development occurring in the first two years of life.
  • Consuming enough calories. Because babies have small stomachs that fill up quickly, they need to eat multiple times throughout the day in order to ingest enough of the energy needed to support their rapid growth. The average well-nourished baby increases his body weight 200% in the first 12 months and quadruples it in the first 24 months!
  • Learning appropriate eating behavior. Just like mealtime, snack time is an important opportunity both for socialization and for modeling healthy eating habits.

Remember that when it comes to snacks, quality matters. Just because a packaged food item claims to be for kids or has your child’s favorite character on the box, doesn’t mean that it’s nutritious. So-called “toddler foods” are often loaded with excess salt and sugar as well as highly refined carbohydrates. Consuming such highly processed snacks or beverages can set up a preference for these types of foods.

WHAT TO DO

1. Choose snacks that are high quality wholesome foods.

Rather than falling for the trend that snacks are an invitation to eat junk (highly processed food), use snack time to incorporate a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean protein he needs. Focus on providing snacks to be chewed, rather than sipped (unless, of course, your child is not feeling well and not able to eat as he normally would), because calories from drinks are often void of nutrients and fiber and loaded with sugar, additives and caffeine. The exception would be whole fruit and vegetable smoothies because they do contain fiber, vitamins and minerals.

For packaged convenience/on the go snacks, look for foods that have no added sugar.

2. Keep it safe.

Perishable foods should be refrigerated or kept on ice in a cooler. And supervise your little one while he eats, making sure to offer foods that are appropriate in terms of texture, size and shape for your child’s abilities. Avoid having your child eat while crawling, walking, running, or sitting in a moving stroller or car-seat, which could pose as a choking hazard.  Instead, sit down to enjoy a snack together!

3. Cultivate healthy snacking habits.

To encourage healthy snacking, avoid eating in front of a screen or while distracted by other activities. And develop an eating schedule (with flexibility) to manage your child’s expectations about when food will be available rather than creating an environment in which eating is an all-the-time activity. Remember that kids should eat roughly every three hours (or five to six times each day) and while parents should determine the what, when, and where of feeding, in order to have a healthy relationship with food, children should be the ones to decide whether and how much to eat.

4. Gather snack ideas.

To ensure you have healthy snack choices at your disposal, keep your child’s favorite healthy foods stocked at home, and always pack snacks while out and about as well as, if necessary, for daycare.

Favorite snack ideas include:

  • Soft, fresh fruit like bananas, apples, pears, peaches, oranges, clementines, mango, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and grapes
  • Plain or no sugar added whole milk fruited yogurt
  • Cottage cheese with berries
  • Nut butter on whole grain crackers, rice cakes or a banana
  • Steamed carrots, string beans, sugar snap peas, peppers, zucchini, green beans, broccoli or cauliflower. If you feel like letting your little one get messy, let him dip the vegetables into hummus or homemade black bean dip (puree equal parts canned black beans and plain yogurt)!
  • Sliced cherry tomatoes
  • Peeled cucumber spears
  • Green peas (preferably frozen and defrosted, rather than canned)
  • Avocado
  • Applesauce
  • Rinsed, canned beans like chickpeas, cannellini, kidney or black beans (look for varieties without any salt added)
  • Dried Seaweed, especially plain, toasted sheets of nori (toasting makes the nori brittle and easy for a new eater to handle) or arame, which cooks in minutes and is a great finger food
  • No sugar added  whole grain cereal
  • String cheese or small cubes of cheese
  • Small cubes of tofu
  • Chia pudding
  • Raisins
  • Vegetable soup (low sodium)
  • 100% Whole grain crackers with sliced cheese
  • 100% Whole grain bread with smeared avocado and hummus
  • 100% Whole grain PB&J (or other nut or seed butter. Look for 100% fruit spread)
  • Quesadilla: whole grain tortilla with black beans, sautéed chopped mushrooms and melted cheese
  • Kale chips: toss kale leaves with olive oil, spread on a single layer on a sheet and bake at 275*F until crispy
  • Oat pancakes: mix 1 egg, ¼ cup oats, ½ mashed banana, a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg and cook on a skillet until golden brown
  • Nut butter pancakes: mix 1 cup smooth almond butter, 4 eggs, ¼ cup Greek yogurt, 3 tablespoons of 100% fruit jelly, 1.5 Tablespoons vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon and cook on a skillet until golden brown
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Vegetable omelets
  • Egg sticks: chop 1 cup of spinach, sauté, add 2 beaten eggs, cook well-done and cut into finger-size sticks
  • Egg Muffins: beat eggs and add in your favorite chopped veggies, pour into a greased muffin tin and bake 10-12 minutes at 350*F
  • No added sugar granola bar