Tuesday, June 10, 2008

MatchMaster Giveaway


What kid doesn't love video games? Most days, I have to make my kids stop playing them so they can get outdoors and get some exercise.

Now, there's a hand held video game that teaches kids the importance of exercise, healthy eating and discipline! MatchMaster, associated with The David Beckham Academy, is an interactive soccer game that combines fun with fitness.

The lightweight, easy-to-use electronic game is available in royal blue and sky blue with a retail price of $19.96 and is sold at Wal-Mart. The game offers seven virtual soccer games and four Infra Red games, allowing players to challenge others to become the ultimate MatchMaster.

Players must select their “Daily Routine Planner” during select time frames, which includes choosing meals, training and sleep to cultivate a stronger virtual player. These key elements encourage children to maintain a healthy “Lifeline”, which can be directly related to their daily lives, but in a fun and interactive way.

The better coached player will perform at a higher level during the seven interactive training games allowing them to accumulate more points. Once the player masters the training games they can test their skills against another player using one of the four Infra Red challenges.

My 7-year-old daughter Natalie, and my 11-year-old son Matthew, both LOVE their games! Here's what they had to say about MatchMaster:
Natalie: "I love that you get to play against other people with the infrared."
Matthew:"I love that you get to create your own player and tell him when to eat, sleep, train and play."

They play head-to-head games all the time by simply aiming their games at each other (so that the infrared recognizes the other game).

I am giving away TWO games to one lucky winner (so that the winner will be able to play against others).

Simply leave a comment here letting me know what your favorite physical activity is. Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17. Winner will be selected at random using Random.org. Winner has two weeks to respond to prize notification or prize is forfeited. One entry per person. Please be sure there is an email address that I may reach you at should you win.

To enter MatchMaster's separate sweepstakes, click here. The sweepstake prizes range from a trip for ten to London to trips to Los Angeles and training courses at the David Beckham Academies.
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168 comments

Heather said...

How interesting. We love to swim around here, but I did play soccer as a kid...

PinksandBluesGirls said...

Awesome!! I have never seen this before.
I miss you! How have you been!!?? Any big plans for the summer!!??

xo,
Audrey

misty said...

My favorite physical activity is chasing my two year old. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

mistchlo@hughes[dot]net

louiseb130 said...

I love gardening in my yard...everything looks so pretty this time of year.

Sonya said...

My favorite form of exercise is swimming. I love it. Thanks for the chance.

agordon10 said...

Mine is biking, my sons' is soccer.

catherine said...

My favorite activity is taking my dogs for a walk and playing with them

susan1215 said...

I like to swim

john1948 said...

I like to walk

peg42 said...

Mine is walking. I love walking around our neighborhood. Thanks so much for offering this.

bmorin54 said...

Any kind of exercise I can do with my kids.

sally said...

fave is walking with my dog. we both benefit

rfantom said...

Biking and hiking

E. Shen said...

Long, long, walks. Great blog....great contest!

Molly C. said...

Now that it is summer, swimming is at the top of our families list. We also like to play at our local park.

Jo said...

My favortie physical activities are the ones we do as a family. We go swimming together and the kids and I are training for a 5k together. I can only do a 5k walk because of health but the oldest two kids are running 5ks in October. I'm so proud and excited for them. :)

jocoiner[at]gmail[dot]com

Dawn said...

Snow skiing!!!! In the 100+ TX heat, it sounds even better!

Thanks for the giveaway!

windycindy said...

What a fabulous prize! My two sons would enjoy playing one another. This reminds me of the "Giga Pets that one had to take care of or the pet would die! If I remember correctly, if you changed the battery, the pet owner could start all over again! I like your game much better. A great concept to teach today's children. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

ChristiS said...

This would be awesome for my boys, who love video games and could certainly use some more physical activity! My fave exercise is dance, but when I can't do that, I like working out at Curves! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Ardy22 said...

My fav. activity is going to amusement parks and scaring the daylights our of myself on the coasters

Anonymous said...

I love walking and playing some soccer with our boys at times.
platt
neneelynn@yahoo.com

ihchicky said...

My favorite physical activity is bicycling. Thanks for the chance.

abretveldsweep(at)comcast(dot)net said...

I love geocaching, I just wish I made it out more!

sbrodeur@sc.rr.com said...

I enjoy swimming. It's all I do!

strawberry3d said...

i enjoy walking and playing basketball.

ddtavener said...

My family are all soccer fans/players/coaches, I can't believe we havn't heard of these yet!

janetfaye said...

I enjoy fitness walking at a fast pace.

jsc123 said...

My all time favorite physical activity is swimming.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful contest.
I would LOVE to win !!

Ghost said...

Probably biking.

dj924s said...

Bikeing, swimming, and gardening, are all tied for my faves.

Anonymous said...

My two boys would have fun with this. My favorite physical activities are walking and volleyball.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bunny B said...

I love swimming and playing squash! Thank you for the chance!

bunnybox9 at gmail . com

traymona said...

Swimming would be my favorite but I also like to play a mean game of volleyball.
traymona[at]aol[dot]com

idahomom said...

I like to play soccer with my boys. Thanks for the chance.

denyse said...

We love swimming and biking.

rbauske said...

swimming

Steph said...

Our favorite activities are soccer, walking and WiiFit!

Betty N said...

mine is walking but I four grandkids that are really into soccer! They would love for grandma to win this.

Mya said...

Camping and hiking and fishing are my faves! I kick my husband's butt...lol

iluv2pray@gmail.com

jennem said...

We love mountain biking.

SpicyOne said...

Only real physical activity I get these days is going to the gym.

vmkids said...

swimming

gkstratos said...

My favorite physical activity is walking outdoors in the spring/summer. It's something I can do alone or with the family; doesn't cost anything; can be done at home, on vacation, etc.

Doug Barnett said...

Very nice. I would like this for my kids.

Elena said...

Well, I don't know if it's my favorite, but I do exercise videos every day. It keeps me moving, so it works! :) Thanks for the contest

barbarabaker said...

My favorite physical activity is working out on my eliptical...40 minutes a day everyday (except sundays).

This is a great contest that my two little girls could play at the same time (together)...awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

We love walking on the beach! With shoes in the winter and barefoot in the summer as it makes you work harder!

Great giveaway, my two grandkidlets would love to play with these.

annest@telus.net

kygirl said...

We love to play volleyball and badmintin outside great exercise.

Candie said...

Our family is huge in baseball during the summer months. My boys would love this game because it makes them think and it is not just another one of those boring walk through games

mogrill said...

Swimming is wonderful. I really enjoy it!

poppafarmer said...

i really enjoy swimming

Patty said...

Golf! Thanks for having this contest. I really appreciate it.

Hil'Lesha said...

My favorite activity besides chasing a 2 year old is working out. It makes me feel good.

danosor said...

Favorite exercise is walking,yes walking.

Bern said...

I like going for walks.
bernbrac@verizon.net

pauline15 said...

Depending on the weather, my son and I go swimming every evening.

jffryclough said...

we walk a long beach

noey718319 said...

I love any time of dance or kickboxing, love doing weights as well. thanks

dhunt said...

Any kind of exercise I can do with my kids.

Kathy Mullins said...

I like to swim in the ocean, laughing as I "fight" the waves, dive into them or body surf.

majqa1966@yahoo.com

Toby said...

What a great contest: wonderful prize!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for running these wonderful contests!

elyaklang@hotmail.com

msrodeobrat said...

i have never seen this before but it is neat. i enjoy running

Tonya said...

We like to ride bikes here. I would love to win this cool prize.

dolls123 said...

Volleyball & Basketball

dolls123[at]gmail[dot]com

elmomomi said...

My favorite isn't postable :) so i will opt for second best which would be racing my kids on their scooters... they think it is hysterical to watch me :)

redron said...

Walking

Erica G said...

My favorite activity right now is swimming. It is already so hot here in Florida.

miriama said...

Swimming. I feel most in touch with myself in the water.

Richard said...

I walk 3 times a week.

toughturtles said...

riding my bicycle putting on some miles

s said...

dodgeball

GALENA said...

shopping of course

sweetsue said...

I love to play badminton and horse shoes.

littlelatina said...

I like to exercise as my kids try to do what i do.

imjasonc said...

Lifting weights

Deanne02 said...

Swim, Swim, Swim! It's just so refreshing and I live in the North so I have to take advantage of swim weather while it lasts!

Melissa Neece said...

I love to walk in the sunshine. Sunshine is so important - it helps relieve depression and gives us the vitamin D that we need. Kids just don't get enough these days. I would love one of these for my nephew - the other day I took him to a friends house that had a trampoline, 4 kids to play with, and a lot of other things - and what does he do - he wants to play video games on the play station. sigh. He definitely needs a game like this - I think it will be the only way he'll be willing to learn. Thanks for the contest.
Melissa Neece
http://melissaneece.blogspot.com (lots of pregnancy and natural living links)
http://melissasreviews.blogspot.com (holistic reviews for the practical person)
http://bookretrospects.blogspot.com (new site with book reviews)

Sharon said...

I absolutely love taking long walks :)

LIDARKSIDE said...

Eating!

william causey said...

i do alot of walking
causeyland@msn.com

Mike said...

surfing the net

judybrittle said...

my favorite physical activity is shifting in my seat when i get sore from sitting.

LINDALSHOT said...

I walk 4 miles a day.

EDRing said...

I love to walk. it gives me a chance to enjoy nature and relax without the kids.


Ellen
eering99@hotmail.com

Meredith said...

My favorite activity is swimming and running close second is weight training because it gives visible results so quickly!

kari said...

Gardening, swimming and walking. In that order :)

Amy said...

Right now, we are swimming everyday.

silverbele said...

My grandchildren would be thrilled

Kari said...

Swimming :)

bison61 said...

My favorite physical activity is walking and biking

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

paula h said...

Walking! Sometimes we walk around the block or down to the beach. Other times we will go to the zoo and walk there.

Julie said...

My favorite activity is walking. I love listening to books on tape while going on a nice long walk.

Anonymous said...

We love to just run around amuck!

twincere@hotmail.com

calgirl said...

My son is into soccer, I like to hike

txfilly said...

My favorite form of exercise/physical activity is without a doubt - horseback riding.

K. Cleaver said...

It's summer and our favorite activity is swimming. Next would have to be riding bikes.

Ardy22 said...

My favorate activity is playing a good game of tennis. Great workout!

NesieBird said...

Got to be yoga. Yep.

Liz Sawyer said...

Swimming is a favorite activity for me. It's fun to interact with our children who are learning to swim too! Liz Sawyer, lizzauski@hotmail.com

mannequin said...

Mine is bicycling. I see so many different people and things that it keeps my mind off the fact that it's exercise!

Samantha P said...

riding my bike

Uniquely Yours said...

This is great~ I wounder if it would enourage some of my students to exercise?

pitaharmon said...

I have the most fun (and I ALWAYS break a sweat) trying to make my flowers look good. HOWEVER, I am usually chasing the kids, that one is second favorite because that's fun too. They love it when I "get them", all you moms know that.

cherylfree said...

My favorite physical activity is a vigorous walk :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

ols[dot]moonmaiden[at]gmail[dot]com

Kristin said...

We love bicycling!
-Kristin N.

kaylee8 said...

Playing water tag with my kids!

Debbie Criss said...

We love bicycling and playing in the pool. I don't swim so I walk it an hour daily. This game would be great. I have 1 teenager alittle over weight. The whole family is working on a heathly lifestyle. I've lost 4 sizes over the past year. 50 lbs more to lose. My husband just found out hes high cholestrol. Please enter me, thank you

PowerSweepstaking said...

sex

tesashel225 said...

Sleeping!

pjhansen65 said...

hiking please enter me

blueviolet said...

I really, really love playing badminton! It's so much fun. I also do aerobics and strength training every day.
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

Jean said...

Bicycling is for me! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Bicycling!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

TheAngelForever said...

I love to swim and power walk. Thank you for telling us about this great new item.

purplepassion126 said...

I love running!

Karrie said...

I love to swim

Susan W said...

I love to go swimming

supermax said...

me me me

Daniel M said...

mountain biking! regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Jinxy & Me said...

I like walking my dog.

judycc said...

Swimming is my favorite.

Stacey Moore said...

my son just got a wii and we are sweating when we finish playing :)

Jacob said...

Walking. You can unwind and hold a conversation with someone easily

Mary said...

Walking

JMARIE said...

I love to hoop-dance.


gordyneve@yahoo.com

Sylvia P said...

i love to dance, even though i'm really bad at it, haha!

cme8397 said...

Right now, I enjoy swimming.

chris
cme8397@yahoo.com

Tami said...

I walk 5 days a week and road bike when I can.

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

Swimming.. or horse back riding!

I blogged your contest on Prize-A-Tron!
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Kyle B said...

I enjoy bowling!

Bonnie said...

Wii bowling,fun fun fun. I lost 7 pounds the first month.

chromiumman said...

bicycling

masonsgranny59 said...

fishing:) ty 4 the great contest!

Henry said...

10,000 steps a day. Thanks for the chance!

Kristy said...

Going to the park with my 4 kids.

ssmina said...

chasing my toddler!

Phyllis said...

swimming. Thanks for the giveaway

purango said...

Tennis garrettsambo@aol.com

Jacqueline said...

Walking my dog Sugar and picking up aluminum cans for recycling which I have done for 15 years and I have MS and it is great exercise.I also pick up trash while I am out.I enjoy it and Sugar looks forward to it.

Brooke said...

My favorite physical activity is the eliiptical trainer at the gym. I just started going again since my husband agreed that we needed to make my weight loss a priority in the house. It's changed my life!!!! I eat better, the kids eat better, and I get some time just for me.

Audrey said...

I love taking my dogs for long walks.

jaydonco1 said...

The stairmaster is my favorite!

jaydonco1 (at) aol (dot) com

carissaad said...

Zumba is my favorite. Thanks!

carissaad at aol dot com

Rachel Fox said...

My fave physical activity is swimming!
rachelfox at yahoo dot com

GreatOnlineFinds said...

My favorite physical activity is walking. I try to get out twice a day.

G said...

Rollerblading :)

jms1021 said...

My favorite physical activity is water skiing! ~*~ THANKS for the chance! ~*~

jennmalan said...

baseball

Gina said...

My favorite physical activity is SOCCER!!

Sandra Grauschopf said...

My favorite physical activity is horseback riding. There's nothing like it!

My email is chara [at] mailpanda dot com. Thanks for the chance to win!

Shelly said...

My favorite physical activity is walking

klp1965 said...

gardening i get soooooooooooo much exercise that way :)

ldrnc2000 said...

Well, I will keep this clean...I will just say that my favorite physical activity is being with my husband of 25 years!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

kinchst said...

My favorite physical activity is walking. I love to see the nature around me while I am pushing around my son in his stroller.

Cricky (Who Is More Than Just A Girl) said...

My daughter's favorite physical activity is now surfing, it was running.

Mine is walking. I love to get out and look at the world, especially through the eyes of my kids.

memetu said...

Walking will always be my favorite physical activity.

ky2here said...

Well my favorite physical activity is probably best not described here.

My second favorite is running.

doranwen said...

My favorite physical activity is Jewish dancing. Unusual, but so much fun with a group!

doranwen AT yahoo DOT com

penguin28 said...

I like to dance

Anonymous said...

we swim alot&volleyball,please pick me! ahdrad2932@msn.com

Heather said...

I love to do yoga and walk, and if there's a pool around, swim. My daughter likes to swim and play soccer. Thanks for the giveaway and the heads-up on the London trip. Yea!

Monique said...

I'm not very physically active but I do make sure that we get out of the house every day for at least a good walk. My son loves playing soccer and my daughter enjoys riding her bike.

Sunshine Mama said...

My favorite physical activity is step aerobics. Something about being in a class motivates me and makes it more fun.

kristie2 (at) comcast.net

girlof80s said...

My favorite physical activity is power walking. I power walk at least a mile a day. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win. Thanks.

donna444444 said...

I like swimming.

lilyk said...

walking

noreen said...

hula hooping

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