Pump It Up’s “Save Childhood, Support Imagination” Campaign {Giveaway}

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(Disclosure: I received passes from Pump It Up but all thoughts are my own.)

I believe children learn best through play so I’m excited to share about Pump It Up’s “Save Childhood, Support Imagination” campaign. With all of the tv watching and video games, our children are spending less time than ever playing and using their imaginations. Pump It Up’s campaign urges moms to commit to increased imaginative playtime and provides tools to help them accomplish this goal. 

To kick off the national initiative, Pump It Up is encouraging Moms to sign an “Imagination Declaration,” in which they commit to 1 hour each day engaging in imaginative playtime with their children in an effort to result in lifestyle changes for families across the country. To pump up parents for the challenge, the company has also created a fun “Imagination Evaluation”, a quiz to help Moms and their kids measure their imaginations.

As an added resource, Moms who sign the pledge can opt-in to receive a monthly email with helpful tips to keep their pledge to Support Imagination at home. Moms are also encouraged to visit the Support Imagination blog for additional creative ideas.

Pump It Up has also made some changes in its private parties to encourage imaginative play. Children who choose to have their birthday parties at Pump It Up can now have “Adventure Parties,” which take children through imaginary journeys as Pirates and Superheroes with new experiences added each year .

As a side note, one thing I really love about Pump It Up is their support of Autism awareness. As a parent of a child who has Autism I was happy to see a special jump night where some of the proceeds are donated to a cause I am passionate about :)

 GIVEAWAY

Pump It Up is offering 4 Pop-in-Playtime passes to one Making Time For Mommy reader. The passes are redeemable at any of the 150 locations across the country.

HOW TO ENTER

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Leave a comment telling me why you want to win

2) Share on a social network and leave the link below

3) Comment on another one of my posts

Giveaway ends July 20, 2013 at 11:59pm central time. Must be a US resident aged 18 and older to enter.

Jump For Free {And Support Autism Speaks}

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Most Pump It Up locations are having an open jump tomorrow {Wednesday, July 25th} from 6-8pm so your children can jump for free when you make a donation to Autism Speaks!

Check out their website to see if a location near you is participating!

Spark Energy in Chicago Offers a FREE Session at Pump It Up!

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Chicago-area residents now have the opportunity to CHOOSE an energy provider! Spark Energy is a multi-state provider of low-cost electric service offering significant long-term savings to current ComEd customers. Learn more at http://www.sparkenergy.com/ .

To Celebrate, Spark Energy in Chicago Offers a FREE Session of Jumping Fun at Pump It Up!

This President’s Day – Monday, February 21st – many children will be off of school and moms will be searching for kid-friendly activities. Spark Energy in Chicago will be offering a downloadable coupon for a FREE session of jumping fun at designated Chicago-area Pump It Up locations.

How to download the coupon – available beginning at 5:00 p.m. CST on 2/19:
· Like Spark Energy in Chicago on Facebook.

· Click on the Offers tab to download and print the Pump It Up coupon for ONE free session of jumping fun for Monday, February 21st – one coupon per adult – while supplies last!

· Present the original printed coupon to one of the designated Pump It Up locations (see coupon for locations) and receive one free session of jumping fun.

(Disclosure: I occasionally receive compensation in the form of gift cards and products for posts. However, the opinions I share are solely my own.)