Remember The Choose Your Own Adventure Books?! A Giveaway!

They’re still around and popular! When my nine-year-old son, Jackson checked several of them out at the public library a couple weeks ago and I got so excited. I love the warning at the front of every story:

Beware and Warning!

This book is different from other books. You and YOU ALONE are in charge of what happens in this story. There are dangers, choices, adventures and consequences. YOU must use all of your numerous talents and much of your enormous intelligence. The wrong decision could end in disaster-even death! But don’t despair. At anytime, YOU can go back and make another choice, alter the path of your story and change its result.

It’s like the show “Survivor” only you don’t have to worry about scorpions or cockroaches and you can sleep in the comfort of your own bed!

Jackson’s Mystery of the Maya book by R.A. Montgomery has 39 different endings depending on the choices you make (i.e. at the end of page six you have to decide whether to a.) visit Dr. Lopez and turn to page 7 or b.) go right to Chichen Itza and turn to page 38.)

You know how I love books so I was very happy to hear that Frito-Lay  is partnering with the Choose Your Own Adventure series. During this promotion, families will be able to purchase Frito-Lay Variety Packs that will have a code on the packaging to download one of three original digital Choose Your Own Adventure books online; Pirate, Time Travel or Safari. How fun is that?

Since the Variety Packs are perfect for packing a family picnic lunch for the beach…how neat is it that you can score a free book to read as well? Since we are enrolled in several reading programs this summer, we’ll be keeping track of all the Choose Your Own Adventure books we read. The local bookstores and public library all give rewards for reading books during the break.

So look for these displays in your store when you pick up some snacks and score some free books.

Speaking of FREE, how about – oh I don’t know… A GIVEAWAY??!!

I have a $25 gift card and a boxed set of Choose Your Own Adventure books for one, lucky Still Living The Dream reader. Drop me a comment to enter and get an extra chance for each of the five items you do from the list below! Hurry, though. The giveaway will end on July 21, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.

  • Follow me on Twitter at @jpatrickcomm
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  • “Like” Still Living The Dream on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Still-Living-The-Dream/179737685406056
  • Tweet this giveaway using the following language: “Win a $25 gift card and a boxed set of Choose Your Own Adventure books at http://bit.ly/oDW5G2 @jpatrickcomm”
This review was made possible by MomSpark Media. I was given a Choose Your Own Adventure Book and Frito-Lay Variety Packs in return for posting information about this promotion. No other compensation was received and all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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    Nancy says:

    Getting kids together with books is a great thing! I applaud Frito-Lay!

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    hmmm dont see my first comment for the entry-so here it is:

    I remember having these books when I was a kid and it was so much fun to keep reading it and make it a new adventure each time! what a great giveaway!

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    Debi says:

    We need more books so my children can be much “smarter” than mommy!! (who is feeling her age tonight).

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    Chris says:

    I loved these books as a kid! I hope that this is a giveaway available for Canadians! I am following you via Twitter and Facebook, and joined with GFC. I also tweeted the giveaway for you. Thanks!

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    Bill Burger says:

    Michael loves these books. Thanks for the info and the outing this afternoon.

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    Charity L. says:

    So glad books are being brought back! Seems like video games and movies have pushed books to the back burner. I would love to be entered in this giveaway! Thanks so much:)

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    My kids both love these after my hubby introduced them to them recently. He remembered them as a kid too! I just tweeted the giveaway for you!

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    These books would blow my daughter’s mind! Thanks for the chance!

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    Mari says:

    I was a CYOA addict back in the day. I would borrow a stack from the library and read them all. This is terrible, but I used to sneak a book into class and peek whenever I could! I’d love a chance to share this with my son.

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