Friday, November 12, 2010

Aquafresh Advanced Futures - Contest and Giveaway

The Big Contest
Do you have big hopes and dreams for your kids' futures? I'm sure you do. We all have them. Some of these wishes that we wish on the evening star, or dreams we dream as we drift off at night, some of them are big and broad and general, simply wishing for health and happiness and long life for our children. Some of those wishes and dreams are more specific - entering the family business, becoming a doctor, attending a certain university, and so on.

Some of them can get kinda expensive. Which is why so many of us parents have started contributing to an RESP for our kids, to help them on their way. And which is why Aquafresh has announced their Aquafresh Advanced Futures contest, The grand prize is a $10,000 RESP! To enter, just visit, register your contact information (takes like 30 seconds) and then share your wish for your child. The contest closes on Nov. 30, so go now! (Winner will be chosen by a random draw from among all entries.) You can also read through other parents' wishes in the Wish Gallery.

I have entered the contest, and have my fingers crossed! My dreams for Little Boo and The Teenager are pretty general. Basically I want them to be happy in whatever they do, to be financially secure (sure, rich would rock, but secure is what they need), and to find love. I also wish that they both find partners that I like, and that they provide lots of grandkids. But that wish is really more about me than it is them :-) I don't care what they do for a living, so long as it is legal, fulfills them, and keeps them comfortable.

The Product
This contest from Aquafresh is pretty super, but of course their main business is healthy teeth and gums. They have recently launched a new product, Aquafresh Advanced toothpaste, an enamel-strengthening formula that contains active fluoride to penetrate deep into tooth enamel and strengthen teeth from the inside out.  Tooth brushing is an important part of our daily hygiene and sometimes a difficult skill to teach our small children to do well. Up until they are about 6 years old children need parental supervision and some assistance to make sure the job is getting done right. I like to let Little Boo have the first turn, and then I go in to try to hit the spots he may have missed.

The Giveaway
Now for some more fun … One lucky reader of this blog will receive a Philips Sonicare for Kids Toothbrush, valued at $70 (MSRP) plus a sample of Aquafresh Advanced Toothpaste! Sound good?

To Enter
-    For the mandatory entry, you must leave a comment here sharing a toothbrushing tip or trick for
       getting kids to brush and brush well.  What works for your family? Do you have a secret weapon?
-    Additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each):
o   Follow Raising My Boys publicly via Google Friend Connect
o   “Like” Raising My Boys on Facebook
o   Follow me on Twitter (@mom2michael)
o   Tweet this contest “Enter to win a Philips Sonicare Kids Toothbrush from Aquafresh, MomCentral, @mom2michael #AquafreshFutures”

The Fine Print
Contest runs until 12:00 midnight EST, Monday, Nov 22.
One winner will be randomly selected from among all valid entries using
Participants may enter this contest on multiple blogs, but may only win once.
Canadian residents only please.

Disclaimer: I am participating in the Aquafresh Advanced Futures program by Mom Central on behalf of GSK. I received a sample of Aquafresh Advanced and a gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. Anonymous10:29 pm

    I let my boy pick out his own toothbrush when he needs a new one, he usually chooses a character spinbrush and he's usually fie then brushing his teeth when told! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  2. Anonymous10:30 pm

    I follow you via GFC. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  3. Anonymous10:31 pm

    I like you on facebook. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  4. My big trick is make sure they are brushing twice a day with toothpaste (not just with water).

  5. I just started following you on Twitter. @canadiancindyb

  6. saundra12:33 pm

    My trick, is to have lots and lots of tooth brushes around the house. My one year old has about 4 lying around for him to chew on.

  7. saundra12:34 pm

    I also already follow you on Twitter sjsjbrook :)

  8. saundra12:40 pm

    I liked you on facebook too :) sjsjbrook on twitter

  9. Some great tips ladies! I agree about the character spinbrushes especially. The character appeals to them, plus the action of the brush gives them a better cleaning, even if they are kinda half-hearted.

    I think this Philips Sonicare toothbrush will be amazing for that. Good luck!

  10. I let my son pick out his toothbrush and toothpaste at the store. We also watched the episode where Special Agent Oso teaches a child to brush which got him really excited. He now reminds me that it's time to brush!

    Jessica AT TheUnemployedMom DOT com

  11. I am a twitter follower (unemployed_mom).

    Jessica AT TheUnemployedMom DOT com

  12. I retweeted!

    Jessica AT TheUnemployedMom DOT com

  13. Oh Jessica, it's nice to know that Special Agent OSO has done some good :-) That show really annoys me for the most part, but if he's encouraging brushing he just gained some points from me.

  14. We try to hum a song while the kids brush their teeth.

  15. I Already follow you on Twitter

  16. Follow via Google Friend Connect

  17. We brush together to make sure everyone is in on it.

  18. I follow you on Twitter- and just "liked" your Fan Page. We have to buy one of these tooth brushes for my 8yo as it was highly recommended at her recent visit. The girl has very crowded teeth and she finds it very hard to brush.

    Tips for brushing, we brush for 2 mins and give rewards for no sugar bugs left on the teeth:)


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