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Far From The Madding Crowd GIVEAWAY

Far From the Madding Crowd – GIVEAWAY

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Carey Mulligan stars as a headstrong Victorian beauty in this sweeping romantic drama, based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy.


The lovely Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene in Far From The Madding Crowd.

 Mulligan plays Bathsheba Everdene, an independent woman who attracts three different suitors: a hunky, big hearted sheep farmer (Matthias Schoenaerts);


Miss Everdene and Mr. Oak. (Fun fact: Encino means oak in Spanish.)

a dashing soldier with charismatic power (Tom Sturridge); and a prosperous, older bachelor (Michael Sheen). This timeless story of Bathsheba’s passions explores the nature of relationships, love and resilience.


The charismatic and mysteriously powerful Sergeant Troy meets Bathsheba in the woods.

Far From the Madding Crowd Blu-ray + Digital HD

Screen Format: Widescreen 2.40:1

Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

U.S. Rating PG-13

Total Run Time: 197 minutes

Closed Captioned: Yes

Far From the Madding Crowd DVD

Screen Format: Widescreen 2.40:1

Audio: English DD 5.1

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

U.S. Rating PG-13

Total Run Time: 136 minutes

Closed Captioned: Yes

“‘Madding Crowd’ soars to romantic heights”

– Claudia Puig, USA TODAY, 5/1/2015

Blu-ray Special Features Spoiler Alert – don’t read the special features – stop reading NOW!

Deleted Scenes + Extended Ending

Smokey Caravan

Fanny and Troy at Barracks

Valentine Inquiry

Boldwood Learns of Elopement

Troy and Bathsheba in the Morning

Tears of Regret

Boldwood’s Ring

Troy’s Funeral

The Wedding (Alternate Ending)

Bathsheba Everdene

The Suitors

Adapting Far From the Madding Crowd

The Look of Far From the Madding Crowd

Gabriel Oak

William Boldwood

Sergeant Troy

The Locations of Far From the Madding Crowd

Thomas Vinterberg

Theatrical Trailer



2015 LA Beach Cities Modern Home Tour – Ticket Giveaway

2015 LA Beach Cities Modern Home Tour – Ticket Giveaway2015 LA Beach Cities Modern Home Tour

Imagine spending this Saturday strolling through 6 private residences from Santa Monica to Manhattan Beach! The 2015 LA Beach Cities Modern Home Tour promises to ignite your imagination and excite your eyes with innovative architecture and fine, modern interiors. The tour is self paced, so you can linger, loll and dream or zoom through and spend the rest of the day at the beach. We are thrilled to have two tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner!

Tickets are $30 each in advance, $40 on the day of the event. Hurry, giveaway ends Thursday at midnight! You can enter here or click on a picture to go to our page on Giveaway Tools.


Get a breath of fresh air this Saturday on the 2015 LA Beach Cities Modern Home Tour. Stunning architecture and interior design in 6 private homes. You’ll receive the specific addresses and maps after purchasing (or winning) tickets!la20153

Downy Wrinkle Releaser Travel Kit

Enter to win this Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus Travel Kit

and spend your next trip calm and wrinkle free! Valued at $60, this travel kit includes a hooded neck pillow, branded travel bag, travel size of Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus and Dreft To Go stain stick.

Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus Travel Giveaway kit

This giveaway is our way of saying thank you for being an EncinoMom reader! While Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus smooths out your clothes, let this hooded neck pillow give you a little quiet time to close your eyes and smooth your brow. If you travel with little ones, the Dreft To Go stain stick will surely come in handy! If you’re like me and drink coffee on the fly, you may find you need one of these even when you travel solo.


I know there are irons and ironing boards in nearly every hotel and motel room across the country, but who wants to spend precious vacation time ironing? I can’t wait to try Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus on my next trip. Since I prefer natural fabrics, especially linen, that means wrinkles are something I have to deal with on a regular basis! Wouldn’t it be lovely if Downy could liberate me from my iron? How about you? Iron or wrinkle releaser? Which do you prefer?

Happy trails and good luck!

The Longest Ride Giveaway

Watch a clip from The Longest Ride and enter for a chance to win a copy of your own on Blu-ray and DVD using the entry form below.

The Longest Ride Date Night.

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$500 Cash (via Paypal) Giveaway.

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have an extra $500 bucks to spend on vacation? Maybe it’s been 10 years since you bought yourself a nice pair of Summer sandals, or maybe you need a new set of pots and pans. Me? I’d buy one of those industrial blenders that is so powerful it turns raw veggies into hot soup! Kinda hard to believe I don’t have one already!

I’m excited to share this giveaway with you, because I know you’d love to have $500 to spend anyway you want. Just curious. How would you spend it?

Here are some of my Summer Picks to get your imagination going!


Prize: $500 Cash (via Paypal)

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Gold MacBook Giveaway

I am super excited to offer this giveaway to you along with some amazing bloggers! I’ve been a Mac fan ever since my husband and I got our very first home computer in 1990! I had a dual platform PC for a short while back in the day when essential software (you know, like, Sim City, The Sims oh yeah, and Quicken) was consistently offered on PC’s long before the Mac software was developed and released. It wasn’t long before, I was back to 100% Mac.

If your a Mac fan, too, this is the giveaway for you. Valued at over $1200 this is our biggest giveaway to date! AND it gives you a chance to check out some other really great blogs from around the cyberverse!

Gold MacBook Giveaway image.

The perfect companion for your Summer vacay. Picture it. You and your new Gold MacBook under the palms.


Prize: Gold Macbook ($1299 value)

Co-hosts: Film+Fashion+FunTrue Story Book BlogLife’s Cheap ThrillsThe World Is My JesterKrystal’s KitschStripes ‘n’ VibesNYC Recessionista ♥  EncinoMom California LifestyleJenn’s Blah Blah BlogLibby’s LibraryStyle Tab ♥  Bay Area MommyLauryncakesBehind Blue EyesA Labour of LifeLaurita AlwaysWomanly WomanFinger Click SaverNicole to the Nines[oomph.] ♥  Robinson Style

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! (Please email with any questions.)

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 6/15 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

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Del Real Foods Giveaway

ends tomorrow May 19

Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

EncinoMom Unboxes Del Real Foods for Cinco de Mayo.

Del Real Foods Unboxed on EncinoMom.

We’ve got an awesome prize package to offer you from Del Real Foods! It’s a Party In A Box! We received one of these at EncinoMom headquarters and immediately ordered up an impromptu fiesta for a few friends. The Tacos Al Pastor kit contains seasoned meat, tortillas and enough salsa for 20 street tacos. Sold in the refrigerator section, these dishes are easy to heat and eat. You can sample some of these tasty offerings yourself as Del Real Foods gives tastings this month, making the rounds of Costco stores in the West (including California, Oregon and Utah). Check their website for dates and details. The cheese Pupusas and Tamales were also a hit with our Vegetarian guests.

Del Real Foods have been serving up fresh, flavorful and authentic Mexican meals since 2003. Their gluten, trans fat and MSG free, products are fully cooked and ready to heat and serve. We heated tortillas in the oven (in a clay tortilla warmer), pupusas on the stove top, tamales steamed in the top of the rice cooker and we used a cast iron skillet for the seasoned taco meat. Everything was ready to go in a matter of minutes.

We mixed up a batch of Margaritas for our adult guests and served limeade and horchata to the kids. I tossed some greens with Persian cucumbers, scallions, tomatoes, a sprinkling of Taco Seasoning from Ground 2 Table and a light citrus dressing (homemade) for a refreshing side salad. Friends brought tortilla chips and a ripe avocado and we had more food than we could eat!

Giveaway from Del Real Foods on EncinoMom.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Giveaway from Del Real Foods on EncinoMom.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Tell us which differences you found in our Feliz Cinco de Mayo pics! This prize box comes with a colorful blanket with moisture resistant backing to spread out on the grass, sand or picnic table. When you’re finished, it folds back up into a neat bundle with a carrying handle and zippered pouch. The pouch is large enough to hold your phone, keys and sunglasses, or maybe some napkins and utensils.

There is also a folding fabric cooler to carry your food and beverages. For this giveaway we’ve created the two pictures above for you to compare. Can you spot the differences? Here’s a hint: No tequila is included in the giveaway!

Speaking of tequila, you might like to know that the Angels pictured below are searching Los Angeles’ neighborhoods for Latino Angels in Training who are contributing to their communities with selflessness and virtuous service. Gran Centanario Tequila will be honoring these Angels In Training at a special VIP event on May 19th. That’s also the day that we will announce the winner of this Party In A Box!

Angels land at Blue Plate Taco to fuel up before their search for Angels in Training in LA neighborhoods.

At Blue Plate Taco in Santa Monica for the launch of Angels in search of LA’s Angels In Training!

Urban Accents Brunch Box Giveaway

Click the picture to enter for a chance to win this prize from Urban Accents.

Urban Accents Unboxed on EncinoMom

OMG. At EncinoMom, we received this amazing array of mixes, seasonings and toppings for brunch from our friends at Urban Accents. I’m thrilled to be able to share this with you, too! This Brunch Collection is perfect for gifting. For Mother’s Day, we recommend you order the box early and fete Mom with brunch in bed! The directions are easy to follow and would be fun for Dad and the kids to deliver foolproof dishes of scumptiousness and love to Mom on her big day.

You’ll need a few ingredients on hand to create these dishes, but chances are you have them in your fridge already. For example the Frittata Mixes require eggs, the Coffee Toppers require coffee. When I cooked up the Mediterranean Spinach Frittata, I added Feta Cheese and garnished it with a dollop of Greek yogurt and fresh herbs from my garden. It seems obvious, but I thought I’d spell it out, just in case. Bread, butter, milk, oil, eggs, a little cheese, coffee and water ought to cover all your bases.

The decadent contents of the Brunch Collection gift box would also be brilliant for sending to friends warming their first home, perfection for Newlyweds and new Moms, too. I think this would make a fabulous thank you gift. Can you imagine receiving this from your Realtor, just in time to make breakfast the morning after escrow closes? This collection might be just right as a class gift for a special teacher, coach or classroom aide. Sure to kick off their Summer feeling appreciated and adventurous as they explore new taste horizons.

The collection retails for $49.95 and includes a stack of 3 coffee toppers (Hazelnut, Cinnamon & Cocoa), 2 French Toast Drizzles (Sea Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cheesecake), 2 Frittata Mixes (Mediterranean Spinach and Southwestern Jalapeño) and 2 Flapjack Mixes (Potato Cheddar and Chive and Ginger Carrot Cake). You can also purchase these items individually. I’ve included a couple of links to these products on Amazon for your convenience. There are additional flavors available there as well, like Blueberry Lemon Lavender Flapjack Mix which sounds Heavenly to me. The Coffee Toppers, Frittata Mixes and French Toast Drizzles are Gluten Free. All of the products boast no GMOs and are made in small batches from all natural ingredients.

The perfect combination of savory and sweet for slow starting, luxurious weekend mornings, you will love giving this gift to yourself or someone else. With a little luck, you may be invited to enjoy the good eats when you give this as a gift! Enter today for a chance to win. It’s our way of saying thanks for being a loyal subscriber.

Please see entry form for official rules and disclosures.

Penguins Of Madagascar Giveaway

DreamWorks’ Penguins Of Madagascar

Blu-ray & DVD Giveaway plus

Downloadable activity sheets to print for more family fun!

Box Art Penguins Of Madagascar.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and tell us what you love about penguins, then enter your name and email to be entered into our random drawing. Comments are moderated and don’t show up on the page immediately, but you can fill out your entry before your comment appears on the page. All entries are validated before the final drawing. Thanks for entering and good luck!

Activity Sheet Penguins of Madagascar. Penguins Of Madagascar Maze  

This Penguins of Madagascar prize comes bundled with 2 Poppin’ Penguins! Flipping Awesome fun for ages 3+. Penguins of Madagascar is rated PG. Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD and the s Poppin’ Penguins Spring Gift Pack is available now on Click the picture at right to see the whole package. Also available in 3D for added enjoyment.

Click the drawing to go to the giveaway entry page.

Disclosure: EncinoMom received this prize package in consideration of hosting this giveaway for Fox Home Entertainment. Amazon link provided for your convenience. Your purchase helps to support future giveaways, as advertising revenue may be paid to EncinoMom by third parties (such as

Night At The Museum 3 DVD Giveaway

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb

Blu-ray & DVD Giveaway plus

Downloadable activity sheets to print for more family fun!

Scroll to the bottom of the page and tell us which museum you’d most like to be in overnight, then enter your name and email to be entered into our random drawing. Comments are moderated and don’t show up on the page immediately, but you can fill out your entry before your comment appears on the page. All entries are validated before the final drawing. Thanks for entering and good luck!

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Out on Blu-ray™ and DVD!

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings back to life your favorite museum heroes in NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB available on Blu-ray and DVD. Families around the globe have come out to see the hysterical third and final installment in the franchise, which has grossed more than a billion dollars2. Now, parents and kids can not only enjoy the best ‘Night’ ever, but also get their hands on a bonus Digital HD movie: their choice of either Night at the Museum or Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

If it’s laughter you’re after, get ready for the most hilarious night ever! Ben Stiller leads an all-star comedy cast, including Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Rebel Wilson and Ricky Gervais, for one final, fun-filled Night at the Museum. This time, Larry Daley (Stiller) and his heroic friends embark on their greatest adventure yet as they travel to London in order to save the magic that brings the museum exhibits to life!

The Blu-ray™ comes with tons of special features that will have the whole family laughing! You can check out how Stiller got into character for his alter ego Laaa, get a behind the scenes look at The British Museum and learn how the film’s iconic fight scene inside an M.C. Escher painting came to light. Best of all, every Blu-ray™ comes with a bonus Digital HD movie – not only do you get a Digital HD version of NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB, but you also get a Bonus digital movie – your choice of one of the other movies in the franchise.


Includes all of the DVD features plus:

  • Five More Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Bonus Digital HD Movie1
  • The Theory of Relativity
  • Becoming Laaa
  • A Day in the Afterlife
  • The Home of History: Behind the Scenes of The British Museum
  • Fight at the Museum
  • Creating Visual Effects
  • Audio Commentary by Shawn Levy


  • Two Deleted and Extended Scenes
  • Improv, Absurdity and Cracking Up – The Comedy of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
  • Two Galleries
  • A Digital HD Version of the film, allowing fans to watch on their Big Screen TV, tablet or smart phone anytime, anywhere!

Total Film Run Time: 98 minutes

U.S. Rating: PG

1 For a limited time only – the offer will expire 6/7/15

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