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50 Cures for Boredom + $150 Visa Gift Card #Giveaway


Welcome to the 50 Cures For Boredom + $150 Visa Gift Card Giveaway,
hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro!

Summer is just around the corner and kids everywhere are looking forward to their summer break! Are YOU ready? Summer can be full of fun memories for families, but it can also be 3 months out of they year where mom and dad are consistently hearing, “I’m boooooored.” 50 Cures for Boredom is a brand new book, written by Lorraine Hawley the author of, that will put the fun back into your family time! When asked why she wrote this new book, here’s what she had to say:

I have, for many years, created unique adventures for my own family. We have stepped outside the norm, explored our environment, and travelled, following a set theme from start to finish. These very special memories encouraged me to share my ideas with other families and help them step outside their own comfort zones, shy away the ideas of “normal” activities, and begin to explore what’s possible. I found that many of the ideas became educational even when they were meant to just be fun and teens actually became engaged and put down their cellphones to participate. My goal when I wrote “50 Cures for Boredom” was to inspire others to enjoy their often limited quality time together with easy-to-follow theme ideas and create the kind of memories that last a lifetime.Let these 50 boredom busters be your go-to resource anytime, anywhere!

If you’re tired of hearing, “I’m so bored!” or the dreaded, “what do you want to do today?” (Insert whiny voice here) then 50 Cures for Boredom is the book for you! It lets you choose a theme, follow a few simple steps, and start enjoying your day.

Instant ideas for kids, date nights, homeschooling, and family adventures are at your fingertips any time you need a quick Cure for Boredom! Take an imaginative journey with your family. Create a treasure hunt through the wild in your own living room; star in a fashion show runway with stuffed animals cheering you on; and host your very own Superhero Convention.

50 Cures for Boredom is a must read for busy parents, grandparents and couples with limited time and even limited budgets. It offers ideas that initiate imagination and play – and they’re not just limited to children and teens; boredom cures also offers unique, away-from-the-kids date nights and explores creative family road trips. Many of the ideas covered in this book can easily be adapted to fit a home schooling curriculum and inspire creative, educational play.

50 Cures for Boredom is available for purchase as an ebook ($4.99) or paperback ($9.99) from or Barnes & Noble. For a limited time (through May 16th) you can purchase the ebook from for just $1.99!

One lucky person is going to win a copy of 50 Cures For Boredom in paperback form
PLUS a $150 Visa Gift Card!

Giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EDT May 19th, 2014. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck!


Disclosures: Thrifty Nifty Mommy, Viva Veltoro, and the participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Please contact thriftyniftymommy {at} with questions about this giveaway.


  1. Christine says:

    Turn off GPS option on cell phone when uploading photos to social media.

  2. Mippy/Sabrina says:

    I learned the kindle book 50 cures for boredm is on sale for $1.99 on Amazon and I think it said B&N as well. Today is that last sale day. I’m getting this book! :)

  3. Lisa Neutel says:

    I like that you can sign up for daily family fitness activities and fitness advice

  4. christine jessamine says:

    I love that you can sign up for day to day family fitness advice

  5. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I learned they have in a day activities

  6. Stephanie H says:

    I didn’t know that some companies create special health fitness/wellness vacations!

  7. kim lazor

    I had never heard of this, and found it very interesting! I especially enjoyed learning about the travel for disabled people, as my son uses a wheelchair. I will let him know about the: Wilderness-access facility Wilderness On Wheels Foundation operates a wilderness-access facility which makes Colorado mountain environment accessible to all for hiking, camping, fishing, and wildlife viewing. Their mission is to “Stimulate the development of access for disabled persons to natural outdoor environments.”
    He is going to Colorado in June.

  8. Brandi Price says:

    I love the In-A-Day Activities! Lots of times we can’t take a vacation so these are great!

  9. Crystal H says:

    It only takes about 10-15 minutes, 3 times a week, in the sun to get the quantity of vitamin D your body needs.

  10. s riches says:

    I learned that a company called Flying Wheels Travel helps people with disabilities to travel.

  11. bekki boster
    i was looking at there “in a day” activities and saw an idea for a gesture jar to let your spouse really know you are thinking about them. i thought that was a great idea :) thank you.

  12. Robyn B. says:

    I learned that this site Theme Trip has great ideas on activities to do with kids & families.

  13. Linda Treadwell

    Great idea for families and couples. Instead of my hubby spending hours planning a theme type trip, they provide these types of trips, from plantations in Georgia to a paparazzi themed Los Angeles trip. Pretty cool.

  14. David Fultner says:

    These reminds taking epic vacation will be remember forever.

  15. Doris H. says:

    We only need 10-15 mins of sun a few times per week. I had no idea! I though it would’ve been more to get a healthy amount of Vit D

  16. Dorothy Teel says:

    I learned that this site Theme Trip has ideas on activities to do with families, kids and the like, like the cell phone hunt, and ideas on trips a lot of nice ideas.l thank you

  17. I learned that I should Turn OFF the GPS feature on my cellphone when uploading pictures while on vacation. This tells people I am away from home.

  18. Glogirl says:

    I learned that “it only takes 10-15 minutes outside 3 or so times a week to get the max vitamin D that your body needs”.

  19. Crysta Wolter says:

    I learned about a new game Spring Cleaning Bingo! And I plan on playing it with the family this weekend!! (:

  20. Laura D says:

    We need less sun than most people think. Only 10-15 min 3 x week for vitamin D production.

  21. I was reading the section for Father-Son activities and one was Work on the Car Together. A few weeks ago, my fiance’s car needed an oil change. Locally most places charge $40 to do an oil change and when we were at Wal-Mart, we spotted a 5-quart jug of oil on sale. We ended up getting oil, filter and drain tub for about $25 and also a new air filter too. Later that weekend, I had my 13 year-old son come out with me and I walked him through changing the oil on the car, explaining everything along the way. I grew up during the time when we needed something done, we did it all ourselves. I am hoping to be able to teach him how to do maintenance, repairs and upgrades on whatever I can, whether it’s the car, house, computer, bike or whatever. Right now, I’m working on cleaning and organizing the extra bedroom for a craft room for myself and my fiance and also the garage, turning it into a workshop so I can hopefully work with my son doing wood projects and electronics too.
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  22. It only takes about 10-15 minutes, 3 times a week, in the sun to get the quantity of vitamin D your body needs.
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  23. I learned that they have day long activities for when you don’t have time for a full vacation, such as a Teen Cellphone Hunt or Spring Clean Bingo.

  24. Stephanie M says:

    I learned that theme trips are most memorable and allow eveyrone to do things they normally wouldn’t do and to learn from each other.

  25. robyn donnelly

    They give you unlimited information from restaurants, traveling, etc. They are pet friendly too.

  26. Cant wait to check it out

  27. Elaine R says:

    Mega ideas on the website to prevent boredom! I learned that in Savannah,Georgia there are zombie tours-just one of many,many ways to stay entertained.

  28. Cathy French

    I learned that they not only have cures for boredom and an activity guide but also lists of unique restaurants.

  29. Cathy French

    I learned that they not only have cures for boredom and activity guide but also lists of unique restaurants.

  30. Tammy S says:

    I learned that they have activities for all kinds of situations and types of families. Their goal is to create great family memories while being active together.

  31. Crystal Gregg says:

    I learned a Chia Jam recipe that I’m totally trying today!

  32. I learned at all about the the Beckham Creek Cave Lodge I think it looks like an amazing experience! I love the “feel” of a cave. I am thinking a trip to Arkansas is in order :)

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