Do You ROCK Christmas? (Would an extra $250 or $1000 help you ROCK it more?)

Hello My Fellow Moms,

Susan here…

I have a confession to make. While I love Christmas — especially when watching it through the eyes of my little girls — this season of splendor can sometimes make me feel a little outdone by some of my SuperMom friends.

For instance, I was just over at my dear friend Audrey’s blog and read how she’s going to Rock Christmas. As I read her list — which included sending out 150 holiday cards — I was amazed and impressed, but also I felt like I can’t keep up.

And that made me think more about how Christmas can be an especially tough time for parents to “try to keep up”.

Whether it’s staying up until 2 am to bake cookies for the Kindergarten teacher or adding to the credit card debt with the next apple toy that every other teenager seems to have, we often push ourselves too hard.

It can be a crazy time of year.

But it’s not supposed to be. When the lights start going up on my neighbors’ houses and I start nagging myself that I’ve got to hurry and get our lights up too, I try to pause and remember what the season really means. For me, Christmas is about God’s gift of Love. And I may not be able to give the most expensive gifts or even bake shortbread for all the teachers and neighbors, but I’ve got lots of LOVE to give.

So this year, I am not going to let myself feel I’ve lost a baking or shopping competition… I am going to focus on finding tangible ways to show extra love to my girls, my family, my friends and every other busy mom who I bump into at the grocery store while we’re both trying to scramble through this season.

Yes, I too will bake, shop, wrap, decorate, cook and clean… and everything else we moms must do. But I might do less of it than some of my friends. And that’s okay… because I know I will still “Rock” Christmas for my kids and they’ll have a wonderful holiday filled with love.

Would You Like an Extra $1000 to Help You Rock the Holidays?

RayovacI know you’re going to Rock the Holidays too — hopefully not so hard that you need half of January to recover — so why not get a prize for it?

In a few words you can tell Rayovoc how you (or your mom) Rock the Holidays and be entered to win $1000 Cash!

You’re busy… so this is simple:

  1. “Like” Rayovac on Facebook:
  2. Go to, complete the entry form and at their option, tell Rayovac in 120 words or less how you (or your mom) rocks the holidays.

Grand Prize: Three (3) Lucky winners will win $1,000 cash from Rayovac.

Runner Up Prizes: Twenty (20) First Place Prize winners will receive a Rayovac Jam kit including a Paper Jamz guitar, drum, amp and guitar strap as well as 2 packs of Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 packs (prize package valued at $90).

The sweepstakes runs through Monday, December 5th.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or another holiday, make sure you take a moment to tell Rayovac and you might win!

Just in case, what about $250?

Okay, for those of you with a few more minutes on your hands… if you want another chance to win… and this time with extra great odds because it’s only for 5 Minutes for Mom readers…

Rayovac is letting us give one of you a $250 Visa Gift Card!

And we can give five of you each a Rayovac Jam Pack — including one Paper Jamz guitar and one pack of Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 pack batteries. (Rayovac is the Official Battery of Paper Jamz.)

Now, in a rather fitting example of me having a tough time “keeping up”, I’m a little late publishing this post. The deadline for our Rayovac giveaway here at 5 Minutes for Mom was supposed to be today, but I managed to beg and plead for an extra couple days.

So… it’s your turn. Quickly hop over to your own blog and publish a short post telling your readers about their chance to win $1000 gift card from Rayovac. Then come back here and leave your post link in a comment! We’ll draw the winners in the afternoon of Thursday December 2nd and we’ll email you to get your shipping address sent to us as quickly as possible.

How to Win the $250 or Rayovac Jam Pack

This giveaway takes a bit more effort than the Rayovac $1000 Sweepstakes, but you can enter BOTH and your chances of winning this giveaway are really high.

  1. On your own blog, post about the Mom Rocks The Holidays on-line sweepstakes. You can use this widget to link to the Sweepstakes, if you want.
  2. Leave a comment on this post including your post link.
  3. Add to your sweepstakes post this disclaimer: “Followers who promote the Rayovac Mom Rocks the Holidays Sweepstakes may receive gifts from Rayovac.”
  4. Watch for an email from us on the afternoon of Thursday December 2nd and send us your shipping address as quickly as possible.

This giveaway is open to US continental shipping addresses and closes 12 noon Eastern December 2nd. This giveaway is void where prohibited. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for our complete contest rules.

We want to thank Rayovac for helping us Moms rock the holidays and power the gifts under the tree. And hey, if you’re looking for stocking stuffer ideas, toss in some Rayovac batteries.

For more information on the sweepstakes and Rayovac brands and products visit and “like” Rayovac at or

Please Note: We are Rayovac sponsored bloggers.

Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.
Talk with me: @5minutesformom and



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