GIVEAWAY: 35th Annual San Antonio Home & Garden Show

35th Annual San Antonio Home & Garden Show

This year’s show hosts DIYers, local experts and special guests, all sharing the latest in home and garden trends!

  • Jason Cameron, host of DIY Network’s popular shows, will be there to share secrets on the art of remodeling homes and landscapes while giving an inside peek into his hit television shows.
  • Family-friendly show also includes flavors and treats sure to fill the bill.
  • Enjoy gourmet food and wine, take home a plant or craft a stunning wreath to adorn your front door.
  • Baptist Health System is bringing a Mobile Health Screening Unit offering complimentary health screenings (valued at $25)
  • Entertained by a petting zoo and dessert decorating.
  • Home Depot will offer workshops for kids throughout the weekend
  • Pet Zone features live pet adoptions. Project Rescue Runway and Kirby Animal Care Services are back at it again, teaming up to change the lives of shelter pets. Fancy felines and dashing doggies will strut their stuff down the cat (and dog!) walk to show that adoption is the most fashionable option. 


GIVEAWAY:  35th Annual San Antonio Home & Garden Show




Show Times

  • Friday, Feb. 27, 2 pm – 7 pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 am – 7 pm
  • Sunday, March 1, 11 am – 6 pm

GIVEAWAY:  35th Annual San Antonio Home & Garden Show


Ticket Information

Admittance for adults 17 years and over is $9.00. Seniors 65+ admittance is $6.50. All active duty military and 16 years and under receive free admission. A single ticket is good for the entire weekend. For more information, visit

FREE Stuff!

Event attendees will also receive a free tote bag and a pack of Autumn Beauty Sunflower seeds, the perfect ingredient to start your garden! With so much in store, the San Antonio Home & Garden Show is the perfect place to make your budding home and garden ideas truly blossom.


GIVEAWAY:  35th Annual San Antonio Home & Garden Show

GIVEAWAY: Win a pair of tickets to the 35th Annual San Antonio Home & Garden Show

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GIVEAWAY:  35th Annual San Antonio Home & Garden Show


Show Technology is an industry leader in the production of consumer home and garden shows across the United States. The annual San Antonio Spring Home & Garden Show is one of San Antonio’s favorites with three days of educational and shopping opportunities with activities for all ages. The show features home, garden and landscape vendors with a variety of home improvement seminars with activities for everyone to enjoy. The show is presented by the Greater San Antonio Builders Association and sponsored by San Antonio Express-News. For more information, visit

Institute for Women’s Health SuperMom Contest

Institute for Women’s Health SuperMom Contest

The Institute for Women’s Health has announced a social media contest to recognize great moms who do so much to nurture the next generation of San Antonio leaders. Launched during Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, San Antonio’s largest OB/GYN practice is inviting area mothers to participate in the “What’s Your SuperMom Name?” contest.

Institute for Women’s Health SuperMom Contest

One lucky San Antonio SuperMom can enter for a chance to win a $250 night out on the town, which includes dinner at Dough Pizzeria and Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Want to win $250 worth of prizes!? The contest is simple and free to enter.

  • Visit to enter to win.
  • Fill out the form
  • Include the mother’s and a child’s name
  • The SuperMom name is created using the first initial of the mother’s name and the first initial of the child’s name.

My name + my daughter’s name generated: Holistic Jumper

*The contest runs through Feb. 15. There’s only one entry allowed per household. The winner will be chosen at random from the online entries.

Want to win more prizes?? Win a $50 VISA gift card!Multiple ways to win!

Institute for Women’s Health SuperMom Contest


About Institute for Women’s Health

The Institute For Women’s Health was formed on May 1,1996. Since then, they have continued to expand the practice to become one of the largest OB/GYN and fertility practices in the region. Institute For Women’s Health currently has nine medical offices strategically located around San Antonio. Clinically, they are privileged to have more than 30 physicians, a nurse practitioner and eight sonographers.

GIVEAWAY: New Year’s Eve at the Tobin Center

GIVEAWAY: New Year’s Eve at the Tobin Center

For the first time ever, ring in the New Year in style at The Tobin Center with cabaret, waltzes and The Rick Cavender Band! On December 31, the H-E-B Performance Hall will be transformed into a New Year’s Eve gala evening. At 8 p.m., in the H-E-B Performance Hall OPERA San Antonio will feature world-renowned soprano Patricia Racette as she performs her exciting Diva on Detour Cabaret Program, accompanied by pianist Craig Terry.

At 9:45 p.m., spend the evening with Maestro Lang-Lessing conducting his favorite Strauss waltzes with the San Antonio Symphony. The orchestra will offer a symphonic toast of splendid waltzes and polkas by Johann Strauss, Jr. in the Viennese style.

Top the evening off with dancing to a special New Year’s Eve performance with The Rick Cavender Band in the Tobin Lobby ’til 1 a.m.

GIVEAWAY: New Year’s Eve at the Tobin Center


When: December 31, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.
Who: Patricia Racette, soprano (San Antonio Opera) | Sebastian Lang-Lessing, conductor | San Antonio Symphony | The Rick Cavender Band

Where: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center
100 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, TX 78205

6:00 p.m.             Dinner (a seated three-course dinner including wines and champagne) – limited to 180 people. Black tie optional **

8:00 p.m.             Diva on Detour concert with Patricia Racette

9:45 p.m.             San Antonio Symphony concert featuring Strauss Waltzes and more

11:30 p.m.—1:00 a.m.    New Year’s Eve celebration with The Rick Cavender Band in the lobby of The Tobin Center!

Ticket information:

Ticket info:  Ticket prices range from $49 – $149.

For a limited time only, and to purchase tickets with using our special holiday discount, use promo code: HOLIDAY, until Dec. 30 for 25% off at Tobin Center Ticket Box Office: 210-223-8624

Three great concerts all in one night!

GIVEAWAY: Win a pair of tickets to the New Year’s Eve Gala at the Tobin Center

I want to win tix to NYE @TobinCenterSA w/ @SAOpera @SASym! Win tix @geekettebits #NYETobin

*Winner will be selected on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014.

GIVEAWAY: San Antonio Symphony Star Trek Into the Darkness

On October 17 and 18, at 8 p.m., the San Antonio Symphony will take the movie-watching experience to another level by featuring “Star Trek Into Darkness,” director J.J. Abrams’s most recent blockbuster hit in the Star Trek franchise, with composer Michael Giacchino’s thrilling musical score performed “live to picture” by the orchestra. Giacchino is best known for creating scores for films including “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “Jupiter Ascending.”

San Antonio Symphony Star Trek Into the Darkness

Come dressed as your favorite Starfleet crew member and see this action thriller on the big screen with music scores accompanied live by the San Antonio Symphony. The “live to picture” action film will be featured in high definition as Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise track down an indestructible rogue terrorist and in the process, uncover a secret plot to militarize Starfleet and engage in all-out war with the Klingon Empire!

GIVEAWAY: San Antonio Symphony Star Trek Into the Darkness

Majestic Theatre

Fri. October 17, 2014 : 8:00PM

Sat. October 18, 2014 : 8:00PM

Tickets: now on sale $35 – $85

GIVEAWAY: San Antonio Symphony Star Trek Into the Darkness


GIVEAWAY: San Antonio Symphony Star Trek Into the Darkness

GIVEAWAY: Family Four Pack of Tickets

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GIVEAWAY: San Antonio Symphony Star Trek Into the Darkness

GIVEAWAY: San Antonio Symphony Star Trek Into the Darkness

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GIVEAWAY: 2014 Run or Dye San Antonio Discount Code

Run or Dye, the world’s most colorful 5K, is headed to Blue Bonnet Palace on May 3, 2014!  Bring all your friends and run a color-blasted 5K, where you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye every kilometer. Then enjoy their world-famous Dye Festival afterward, where you can Tie-Dye the Sky (not to mention all your friends!) in this ultimate celebration of life, friendship, fitness, and fun.

GIVEAWAY:  2014 Run or Dye San Antonio Discount Code

Learn more about Run of Dye here or check out their FAQ.

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Discount Promotion:

From now until April 27, 2014, you can use the code “BLOGTEXAS” and
save $10. But guess what, you can save $15 if you join a team! Register here today!

GIVEAWAY:  2014 Run or Dye San Antonio Discount Code


Enter below for your chance to win two codes for free admission to Run or Dye in San Antonio on May 3rd, 2014. Giveaway ends 4/19/2014 at 11:59pm. Winner will be sent the codes via email within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway.

Otherwise use the entry form below:

Disclaimer: We will receive compensation and admission to this event in exchange for this promotional post.

GIVEAWAY: YMCA Family Membership San Antonio

I thought a lot about how I wanted to kick the 2014 year off at Geekette Bits and have decided what better way than encourage family quality time and healthy lifestyle choices!? I was thrilled when the YMCA of San Antonio asked to partner together so that I could give one fantastic reader a one month family membership to the YMCA. My daughter played sports with the Y for several years, always having a great experience. I know they also have all kinds of fun events throughout the years geared towards families, kids, couples, and singles ready to mingle.

The Y is also definitely a community centered organization that doesn’t just talk the talk. I am a HUGE fan of Siclovia, a free event that turns major city streets in to a safe place for people to exercise and play that is sponsored by the YMCA. Check out all these other ways they take care of the needs of our city of San Antonio here, including providing licensed childcare for almost 10,000 kids!

 “Let’s begin our new fitness commitment with fun, fitness-centered contest,” says Laura Waldrum, Director of Marketing and Public Relations. “New members also will lose some winter chill as they experience the warmth and support of the YMCA community.”

 Five Ways to Get Healthy in 2014

  • Get moving – Commit to being active a little each day. Set small goals and gradually work your way to longer, more difficult goals. Don’t push yourself too hard – slow and steady wins the race!
  • Choose wisely – If you are in the market for a new gym to call home, make sure to look for a facility that offers excellent staff support in an environment where you feel comfortable. The Y recently launched their signature Fit Path program specially designed to get you started on your fitness journey. This program combines one-on-one staff support with the convenience of modern technology. This state-of-the-art program is complementary with a Y membership.
  • Lift weights – Weight lifting blasts calories during your workout, super charges your metabolism and tightens up your body. Seek out a gym like the Y where trainers are readily available to get you started on a safe and effective weight-lifting program.
  • Try new things – Trying new classes and exercise equipment will keep your workouts fresh and fun! At the YMCA, a variety of group exercise classes – from boot camp, to Zumba, to yoga – are offered at convenient times all week long. Access to most classes is included as part of your membership, so trying new classes is simple and affordable.
  • Workout with a friend – Working out with a friend helps you stay motivated and holds you accountable, but more importantly, it’s fun! At the Y, members who refer a friend will receive a free month of membership – so, you will save while getting healthy with a buddy.




 Deal Alert!!!

Sign up for a full membership this month because the Y is waiving its usual joining fee during January. Save $49 to add an extra incentive to sign up and get started on a healthy 2014.

GIVEAWAY:  YMCA Family Membership San Antonio

One Month Family YMCA Membership includes:

  • Two adults and children under 18 in household
  • No contracts (Try before you buy!)
  • FREE Wellness Consultations
  • FREE group exercise like Zumba, Yoga and Pilates
  • FREE child care while you work out
  • FREE ActivTrax
  • FREE Family Events
  • Access to all 10 YMCA health and wellness facilities
  • Exclusive rates on early learning centers (five in San Antonio), youth sports, after school programs, and the Y’s overnight camp, Camp Flaming Arrow

 As always there are several ways to win!

Winner will be selected on January 17, 2014 so come back to see if you won! Winner will be contacted through email and information mailed.

GIVEAWAY:  YMCA Family Membership San Antonio

Double Your Chances to Win!

To enter the sweepstakes, go to the YMCA of Greater San Antonio’s Facebook page ( Click on the contest post, fill out the entry form and that’s it. Share the entry post for extra chances to win. The winners will be announced Jan. 15th. No one is required to join the YMCA to enter.


GIVEAWAY:  YMCA Family Membership San Antonio

GIVEAWAY: 2013 San Antonio Nutcracker Tickets

GIVEAWAY details below!

The Nutcracker will run over two weekends from November 29-December 1 and December 6-December 8. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7 PM, and Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2 PM. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, the San Antonio Symphony Box Office, and the Majestic Theatre Box Office.

December 6-December 8

  • Fri & Sat, 7 p.m.
  • Sat & Sun, 2 p.m.


Buy tickets online check out this link.

GIVEAWAY: 2013 San Antonio Nutcracker Tickets



This season’s Nutcracker also features approximately 150 children from across San Antonio and surrounding areas, the largest number of children to participate in a Ballet San Antonio production.

GIVEAWAY: 2013 San Antonio Nutcracker Tickets

GIVEAWAY: Family Four (4) Pack of Tickets

I am very excited to be giving away a family 4 pack of tickets to see Ballet San Antonio perform timeless Christmas classic The Nutcracker with music by the San Antonio Symphony!

As always there are several ways to win!

Winner will be announced on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 and tickets will be available for will-call pick up on winner’s desired date

GIVEAWAY: 2013 San Antonio Nutcracker Tickets

GIVEAWAY: San Antonio Symphony Disney Concert

San Antonio Symphony presents “DISNEY IN CONCERT Magical Music from the Movies” November 1 and November 2 at 8 p.m. A Pops family special performance will take place November 2 at 2 p.m. with a pre-concert Instrument Petting Zoo for kids beginning at 1 p.m. The final performance will take place onNovember 2 at 8 p.m.

Experience the Magic of Disney like never before with vocalists Whitney Claire Kaufman, Aaron Phillips, Andrew Johnson and Juliana Hansen. See scenes from your favorite Disney movies – including The Little MermaidBeauty and the BeastAladdinThe Lion King and more.  Listen and watch as favorite Disney stories come to life through Disney visuals and memorable melodies performed by the Symphony.

“Everyone has a favorite Disney movie,” said Akiko Fujimoto, San Antonio Symphony’s Associate Conductor. “We wanted to capture the essence of Disney’s timeless movie tunes into symphonic music, which is sure to bring out the inner child in us all.”

When:                     November 1, 2013, at 8 p.m.,

November 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. – Pops Family Special with Instrument Petting Zoo

at 1 p.m.

November 2, 2013, at 8 p.m.

Where:                    Majestic Theatre

Tickets:            Individual concert tickets range from $15 to $69 and children/students are available at 50% off.   Ticket can be purchased at the Symphony Box Office or by calling 210.554.1010 or visiting Patrons can also visit any Ticketmaster location, or call 210.224.9600 for concert tickets.


Family Four Pack Giveaway!

As always there are several ways to win!  Winner will be announced and tickets will be available for will-call pick up for the Saturday afternoon concert:

Ruby’s Rockets Frozen Fruit and Veggie Popsicles

With temperatures permanently stuck above 100 degrees, my daughter and I are constantly searching for ways to beat the heat. Unfortunately, a lot of the cold treats found at the grocery store contain ingredients we can’t pronounce and don’t want to purchase. Enter Ruby’s Rockets, a frozen pop made from fruits and veggies!

 The pops were created by Hollywood actress and mom, Wendy Makkena, and her 13-year-old daughter, Ruby, as a delicious and nutritious way to get their daily servings of fruits and vegetables. The idea came to them one day when one of Wendy’s delicious “green” smoothies knocked over and, reaching for a towel, they instead found a Popsicle mold. That was the “AHA” moment and the birth of Ruby’s Rockets.

Kid Tested, Mom Approved!

My daughter is an excellent eater, adventurous in all ways EXCEPT some strange hesitation when it comes to some veggies. Although she promises to love them when she gets older, that relationship has not yet bloomed. So, like all good moms, I told her to, “eat this and tell me what you think.” No description, no preface, no highlighting veggies contained within. We started with the Orbit Orange and quickly devoured our way through three boxes (six pops each box) of the very creative pops. My daughter’s favorite ended up being Galaxy Green which I’m VERY excited about, and I loved the subtle earthiness of Rock-It Red. A BIG beet fan myself, I could immediately taste the sweetness and recognized the beautiful color from red beets in the pops. (No red dye here!)

Ruby’s Rockets Frozen Fruit and Veggie Popsicles contest

Ruby’s Rockets

  • NO added sugars
  • NO high fructose corn syrup
  • NO artificial colors or flavorings
  • Dairy-free
  • GMO-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Egg-free
  • Vegan
  • Kosher





Get Them!

For those Texas mom’s looking for this frozen delight, find it at your local Central market!

  • All locations selling Ruby’s Rockets can be found here.
  • Sad to find out there’s not a location near you? You can also purchase the pops online with overnight delivery! The pops were actually mailed to me, from NYC, and I can attest to the successful delivery of 3 boxes of frozen pops that made it to Texas with a little help from a lot of dry ice. Order online here.

Ruby’s Rockets Frozen Fruit and Veggie Popsicles contest


Contest will run through the ridiculously hot month of August and the winner of the contest can look forward to winning FOUR boxes of each flavor to cool off with.

Ruby’s Rockets Frozen Fruit and Veggie Popsicles contest



Leave a comment and tell me which RUBY’S ROCKETS flavor would be a must-have in your home!  This step is MANDATORY!

EXTRA ENTRIES: You can earn one (1) extra entry for each of the following, but don’t forget… leave us a separate comment so we know you have completed each extra step and have earned the extra entry!!

  • Follow RUBY’s ROCKETS on Twitter – leave a separate comment telling us you did this {or are a current follower} along with your Twitter handle
  • Like RUBY’S ROCKETS on Facebook – leave a separate comment telling us you did this {or are a current “Liker”}
  • Tweet the following:

    Win a @RubysRockets Prize pack from @geekettebits #giveaway #RubysRockets

*Do this daily and leave a separate comment telling us you did this with the URL of the tweet.



Disclosure: We received a complimentary sample of all three Ruby's Rockets frozen pops to try. We enjoyed them 100% on our own though. :)

Free Treat Card Promotional Code

The past couple of years have been a blur. The past year especially, I have been working on work/life integration…that is making sure that I’m not let any of the really important things in my life slip through the cracks. Although I have been getting better with family stuff, my next goal is to really be a better friend. Be better about keeping in touch, sending little thoughts to let my friends know I’m thinking of. With only a couple days left before Thanksgiving, what better time than now than to send someone you love a card made specifically with them in mind. If it’s free, all the more better! is letting me share this incredible promotional offer with you! Only good today, Monday, November 19 through tomorrow Tuesday, November 20, 2012, create a totally FREE card for someone who means a lot in your life!

 Promotional Code: TREATBLOGR

Valued at $3.49 a card, this is a GREAT deal! Let’s face it too, we’ve all overpaid for a card that we settled on…that didn’t capture the emotion we were going for but got it anyways. Now is the time to make a card for someone that actually means what you want to say.

Check out these cute options and many more!

High quality images printed on high quality paper and send directly to you!  (My picture is a little fuzzy…their’s definitely are not!)

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You don’t even have to be on a computer to customize a card for a friend or family member! Download their free iPhone app today!


{ Although encouraged me to blog about this offer, I am always happy to share freebies with my readers! }

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway

Although I pride myself on being a good shopper, the holidays is a hard time for even the most professional shopper. It’s one thing to be the parent of the children you’re shopping for…shopping for someone else’s kids can be even harder! What will they like? Is it age appropriate? Will it drive the parents nuts (though I find that people who don’t have children worry about this one less…) Luckily Melissa and Doug take out all the guess work with their top 20 list for great 2012 holiday gifts.

And don’t feel limited to these awesome options. I really like a lot of the games and puzzles they come up with. My daughter has the hangman game which is very cute and great for long car rides to grandma’s house this year! You’ll no longer have to deal with paper and crayons getting smashed into the car seat!

Another gift for older kids that I saw recommended on another parenting website was the Suspend Family Game which is an aerial version of Jenga!

Don’t forget to check out their Facebook page here to learn more ways that you can win one of their daily contests! And you don’t even have to go that far!

Geekette Bits Giveaway!

I will be giving away the following gift from Melissa and Doug that has been a favorite of my daughter and I for a very long time!

Not only do you get an absolutely adorable Trunki, a portable suitcase that your kids can also sit on or “ride” during long walks across airport terminals, you’ll also be able to decorate it! I picked one that I thought would be great for a boy or girl.

Enter to Win:

@geekettebits I want to win @MelissaAndDoug‘s trunki! #TerrificTwenty


{ Although Melissa and Doug let me sample one of their products my opinions are definitely my own and I wouldn’t recommend them if I didn’t love the quality and creativity of all of their products! }

Tiny Prints | Online Card Printing

ENTER to WIN! One reader will be selected to win $50 off their total order on December 3, 2012! Details below.

 A lot of you know this year has been nonstop! Newly married (working on my DIY wedding blog posts!), I also switched jobs at work, moved my daughter into a new house and school, and just normal life stuff. I got married in September and have anxiously been waiting for the return of my wedding pictures from my fabulous wedding photographer, Blake Mistich of Mistich Photography! Well, I just got them back! So I began to start researching online card printing shops so I could say “thank you” with a very special and personalized card. In the past I have blogged about Vista Print, but for this I wanted to kick it up a notch without going over budget.

Tiny Prints

I asked around and went through several options before falling in LOVE with Tiny Prints! I loved how much I was able to customize and how many options they offered. It was very easy to upload pictures and drag and drop, and crop the images for the cards. I saved probably 15 different card options (which of course made the decision a lot harder for me) but I loved being able to reopen past projects. You know I don’t do anything without a coupon code and Tiny Prints offered plenty (check out my save money section below.) I am also checking out their custom stamps, I love these!

personalized ink stamp

Some of their super cute Christmas Photo Cards include:

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But you won’t feel limited in your options!

Tiny Prints on Social:

Coupon Codes:

Tired of scouring the web for coupon codes? Tiny Prints puts it all out there on their promotional codes page found here. Current discounts include 20% off your entire purchase of Christmas cards, and rush delivery at $14.95, a savings of $10!

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Save Money!

Sign up for Tiny Prints and receive $15 off your first order!

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Sign up for Wedding Paper Divas and receive $20 off your first order!

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In order to win $50 off your entire purchase, simply do any of the following, one entry person action, make sure you leave me a note in the comments what all you do:

@geekettebits – I want to win $50 off on @tinyprints!

(1) winner will be announced on December 3, 2012 so hurry up and get your entries in!

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 {{ Although I was sponsored to write this post, all of my opinions are my own and I feel confident that you will be as pleased with your purchases as I was! }}