Amazing Father’s Day Giveaway Brought to You By the Guncles!

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In honor of Father’s Day and daddies ’round the globe, we’re partnering with the Guncles to make sure dad feels all kinds of love on his big day: by giving him some free gear! If there are any dads in the business who know the must-haves, it’s these guys! Proud pops to their beautiful daughter, Simone, these two know just what should be on every dudes Father’s Day wish list this year — and we’re giving three lucky dads just that!

Three very lucky winners to take home the Guncle-approved bundle. Wondering what you’ll win? We’re giving away the top-of-the-line Guncle gear:

  • Skip Hop Via Messenger Why the Guncles love it: “It looks like a man or woman would use it as bag for work or a weekend away. But in fact, it’s a highly functional diaper bag.”
  • Stokke MyCarrier Why the Guncles love it: “It grows with your child without compromising on comfort and ergonomics.”
  • ZoLi On-the Go Snack & Formula Dispenser, Gummy Sticks and Bot Straw Sippy Cup Why the Guncles love it: “They’re safe, functional, and affordable. We used their On-the-Go tower for the first year of Simone’s life, the Gummy Sticks when she was teething, and now we use the Bot Sippy Cups every day.”
  • Daddy Scrubs “I’m the Daddy” hat (in classic navy)
  • Itzy Ritzy Travel Happens Sealed Wet Bag in “Moroccan Nights” Why the Guncles love it: “With a child, something always seems to be wet. Either it’s a swim suit from Simone’s Summer swim class, a shirt from a particularly messy meal, or a pair of jeans that got soiled (we’re potty training!). Itzy Ritzy’s Wet Bags are both functional and come in some very cool prints. We never leave the house without one… just in case.”
  • MD Moms’ baby silk babysafe sunscreen towelettes.Why the Guncles love it: “When Simone heads out to play, go to school, or heads to camp, we know that she’ll be spending a majority of her time outside. It’s important to us that our pale little Nuggy is protected from the sun’s harmful rays. The towelettes are easy to use, mess free, and they smell great. Three things you usually can’t say about conventional sunscreen.”

Yep — all that! Pretty awesome, huh?

No purchase necessary. See official rules below. Now, here comes the fun part:

TO ENTER, please leave answer the following question by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. You can sign-in to leave a comment using your Facebook, Twitter, WordPress or email address.

Here’s the question: How did your husband/partner react when you told him you were pregnant?

Ready? Set? Start commenting! Good luck!

Follow @TheBump to be alerted of our giveaways with the hashtag #TBFreebies and make sure to stay in touch with us on Facebook by following The Bump!

Note: Winners will be announced next week.

“Five Days of Freebies – June” Sweepstakes



The “Five Days of Freebies – June” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) entry period commences at 9:00 a.m. a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 10, 2013, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 14, 2013 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”).  The Sweepstakes is sponsored by XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007 (“Sponsor”).


This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the continental United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older as of date of entry. Employees of the Sponsor; Prize provider(s); any promotional companies or advertising agencies participating in the Sweepstakes and employees of their respective affiliates and subsidiaries; any persons involved in the creation, development, or implementation of this Sweepstakes; and any other persons or entities directly associated with this Sweepstakes and any members of their immediate families or households are ineligible to participate. Entries for the Sweepstakes must be received prior to the expiration of the Sweepstakes Entry Period. This Sweepstakes is void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By submitting an entry form, entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules and all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations that govern Sweepstakes.


Three (3) Prize winners will receive a Guncles prize pack containing the following, in each case, selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion:

  • One (1) Daddyscrubs “I’m the Daddy” classic hat in navy;
  • One (1) Stokke MyCarrier;
  • One (1) Skip*Hop Via Messenger diaper bag in Platinum;
  • One (1) ZoLi On-the-Go snack and formula dispenser;
  • One ZoLi (1) Gummy Stick
  • One ZoLi (1) Bot straw sippy cup;
  • Two (2) MD Moms Baby Silk Babysafe Sunscreen Towelettes (20 count); and
  • One (1) Itzy Ritzy Travel Happens Sealed Wet Bag in “Moroccan Nights.”

Total approximate retail value of each Prize is $456.90.  Actual retail value may vary.  The Prize is not transferable or assignable, or redeemable for cash or any other consideration, and no substitutions will be allowed except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value or nature if advertised prize (or a component thereof) is not available. The Prize winners are responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the payment of all applicable taxes.


You may enter the Sweepstakes by accessing the administrator-created blog post titled “Five Days of Freebies Sweepstakes!” located at and submitting an answer to the question included in the blog post, in the space provided for comments, in accordance with the instructions set forth therein, during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.  Limit one entry per person/email address. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online carrier apply.  Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified. An entry made will be deemed to have been made by the “authorized account holder” of the Twitter, WordPress or Facebook account, or email address provided by the entrant, as applicable, at the time the entry is made. For purposes herein, the “authorized account holder” refers to the person assigned by Twitter, WordPress or Facebook to an account, or to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses, as applicable. If an entrant is determined to have submitted more than one entry submission, that entrant will be disqualified. All entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for transmission and/or computer error. For the avoidance of doubt, acceptance of entries or submissions will not be deemed to waive any provisions of these Official Rules, and the entrant may subsequently be disqualified.

Entries must comply with character limitations on entry page (e.g., must be a proper response to the applicable blog post and subject to the character limitations in the applicable comment box, etc.) and must be in English. Entries must be entrant’s own original work and owned solely and exclusively by entrant, have not won a previous prize or award and have not been previously published, must not infringe on, misappropriate or otherwise violate any third-party rights (including but not limited to copyright, trademark, rights of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right), and must be deemed suitable by Sponsor.  Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor, The Guncles, and each of their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses arising from or in connection with infringement, misappropriation or violation of any third party rights. Entries deemed lewd or offensive by Sponsor in its sole discretion will be disqualified.  Entries that comply with format and suitability specifications may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be acknowledged by e-mail, but nevertheless remain subject to full eligibility determinations at the sole discretion of Sponsor.  An entry that does not comply with entry guidelines will be deemed void and of no effect.

Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that his/her entry submission and all related materials created in or arising out of such submission, and all rights, title and interest in and to them shall be and hereby are, effective upon creation, assigned to and become the property of Sponsor.  Without limiting the foregoing, Sponsor will have the irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, perpetual right (and if necessary, license) to edit, re-edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote, distribute create derivative works and otherwise use the entry and related materials in any way it sees fit and in any form or media whether now or hereafter known or developed.  Entrant hereby gives Sponsor and its agents and assignees, full permission and authority to use, publish and display the submission, as well as entrant’s (and any other person included in the submission) name, voice and photograph or other likeness for advertising or other related purposes in any media whether now or hereafter known or developed without additional compensation.


The potential Prize winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing on or about June 15, 2013, from all eligible entries received. The Prize winners will be notified via email on or about June 15, 2013, using the email address associated with the account details (i.e., WordPress, Facebook or Twitter) used by the winner or, if no such account details are used, the email address otherwise provided by the winner, when responding to the blog post, as applicable. Each entrant is responsible for the accuracy of the information included in his/her account details used or otherwise provided when responding to the blog post, as applicable. The Prize drawing will be conducted by Sponsor. The Prize drawing shall be final and conclusive. The odds of winning a Prize will be determined by the actual number of eligible entries received for the Sweepstakes. Potential Prize winners will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, and where legal, a Publicity Release within ten (10) days of notification attempt. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the Prize to an alternate winner selected at random from all eligible entries received. If a Prize notification is returned as non-deliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and the Grand Prize forfeited, and Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the Prize to an alternate winner selected at random from all eligible entries received.   The names of the winner of the Sweepstakes will be available after July 15, 2013. To obtain this information, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to “Five Days of Freebies – June” – Winners, c/o XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007.


Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine legitimate operation of a sweepstakes may constitute a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from and/or to prosecute any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any such tampering will also result in ineligibility to win a prize in the Sweepstakes.


By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes, and acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules. Each entrant acknowledges that the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use found on the website are hereby incorporated by reference and apply to the submission of entries pursuant to these Official Rules.  By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant hereby agrees to Sponsor’s collection and usage of the entrant’s personal information and acknowledges that entrant has read and accepted the above-referenced Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Sponsor is in no way liable for any damage, loss, or injury resulting from computer malfunctions, misdirected or incomplete entries, or acceptance and use of a prize. Sponsor and its agents shall have no liability or responsibility for injuries, damages or liabilities caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Sweepstakes or the use or misuse of a prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should virus, bugs, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweepstakes and award the prizes from all eligible entries received prior to cancellation or suspension.

By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant hereby voluntarily and irrevocably releases, holds harmless and agrees not to institute any claim against Sponsor, The Guncles or any of their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any losses, damages, or expenses from any and all injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from  or in connection with, either directly or indirectly, (1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize awarded herein; and/or (2) participation in the Sweepstakes or any prize-related activities.

Under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

By accepting a Prize, each winner grants Sponsor permission to use his or her name and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without any additional compensation (except where prohibited by law).  By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to have their entry information made available to the Sponsor. The Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants and the winners agree to waive any right to claim any ambiguity, inequity or error in the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes, and/or of the Sweepstakes itself, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by all decisions of, and interpretations of these Official Rules by, the Sponsor, which in all respects shall be final and binding.


All rights reserved. Official Rules may be copied for personal use only and not for any commercial purpose whatsoever.


XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007


XO Group Inc., 195 Broadway, 25th Floor, New York, NY 10007