Giveaway: $500 CVS gift card and Vaseline Intensive Care prize pack

Remember a few days ago when I mentioned I was pulling Mazzy out of school Friday to take the kids on a family ski trip in Vermont?

Well. Mike and I have just checked the weather for this lovely long weekend and it looks like it will be a very pleasant ZERO degrees. Too warm for you? No worries, it will feel like NEGATIVE ELEVEN.

To give you a full picture of the temperature from Friday through Monday (the days we will be skiing), here’s a screen shot from my phone’s weather app:


Looks like we are traveling to Arendelle. It’s a shame we are leaving Tuesday morning and will miss the 18 degree heat wave! I would have packed my bathing suit!

In addition to being a fun (yet freezing) family activity, this ski trip is also part of a very exciting new collaboration with Vaseline®. They are supplying me with lots of gear for winter fun, including a snowball maker, a snowman kit and a blow-up sled that made Mazzy’s eyes practically pop out of her head. They also gave us about ten bottles of their reformulated Vaseline Intensive Care™ Advanced Repair Fragrance Free (fragrance free because that’s how I roll) to protect our skin from the inclement weather, allowing us to fully enjoy all of the great outdoor activities.



Of course, Vaseline could not have predicted how ridiculously cold it would be on our trip when we planned this partnership over a month ago, so I’ll take them not backing out as a sign they have full faith in their product.

Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair Fragrance Free is specifically formulated for people with very dry skin (i.e. myself and Mazzy), immediately hydrating and temporarily relieving the symptoms. Plus, it is clinically proven to heal very dry skin within five days.  The big difference between this lotion and their older formula is this contains a specially designed blend of humectants to pull moisture into the skin and micro-droplets of 100% pure Vaseline Jelly to lock moisture in.

Sounds good. Especially when we’ll be trying to protect ourselves from dry skin and frostbite at the same time.

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In addition to packing up our winter gear and our large supply of Vaseline, we’ve got snow boots, down jackets, waterproof mittens, wool hats, ear muffs, thick socks with liners, hand warmers, thermal underwear, fleece under shirts and anything else we can think of that might protect us from the bitingly miserable cold of the POLAR VORTEX.


I’m looking forward to next year when Vaseline sends my family to live in an igloo on a glacier with the Polar Bear Club to join in early morning swims in the Arctic. Won’t that be fun?

I’m kidding. I am totally looking forward to our trip. And I picked the location so I have no one to blame but myself. We could have built a snowman in Central Park and called it a day!

All next week, I’ll be blogging about the road trip (six hours!), skiing with Mike, Mazzy’s experience in ski school, making snowmen with @insta2yearold and everything else we do in mind-numbingly cold weather.


I’m also giving away a $500 gift card to CVS where you can purchase Vaseline products online or offline and a prize pack of featured Vaseline products to one lucky winner.


Just follow the giveaway rules below:

1) You must be a Mommy Shorts subscriber and “like” or “share” this post in some way to enter. Then leave a comment answering the following question in the comment section below:

What is the coldest day you remember spending with your kids outdoors and how did that go down?

2) For a second entry, follow @vaselinebrand and @mommyshorts on twitter and tweet the following, leaving a second comment saying you did so:

I just entered to win a $500 CVS gift card from @mommyshorts and @vaselinebrand! #vaseline #staywarmmommyshorts

There will be additional ways to enter all next week. You can see the full rules here.

Winner will be announced Monday, February 23rd when I give a recap of my trip. That is, if my entire family isn’t frozen in one big icicle on the side of a mountain somewhere.

Live like Elsa and Anna, die like Elsa and Anna.

That’s my family’s new mantra.


This post sponsored was sponsored by Vaseline, but all thoughts, opinions and fears of freezing are my own.