Friday, April 18, 2014

Special Birthday Give-Away - The Amazing Spiderman 2 Prize Pack

Question for you:  are there any Marvel Comics fans in your household? If so, I think you'll be THRILLED with this special opportunity for everyone and a fun prize package for one of you! 

The Amazing Spiderman 2 comes to theaters this May - so if your grandchildren enjoy superheroes like my grandsons do, you are likely to have some excited grandchildren as the release of The Amazing Spiderman 2 draws near! I thought it would be fun to share the preview trailer with you for The Amazing Spiderman 2 and then let you know about a free Family Discussion Guide which you can download and use with your grandchildren! First, the movie trailer . . . 

Looks like fun! I enjoy a good movie, but I especially appreciate when those movies have strong messages which I can talk about with my grandsons. So, a family discussion guide for The Amazing Spiderman 2 is something which I can be excited about! That this discussion guide is available for us all for FREE; well, this is something I'm extremely happy to share with you all! You will find the guide at this link. 

Propeller LLC is making this discussion guide and the fun give-away available and they say, "We've always known Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds a greater conflict lies ahead. Movieguide® gave an award to the first Amazing Spider-man by director Marc Webb, and the second looks quite good as well. Though we haven’t seen the entire film, the clips show a theme of standing up for what is right even when in danger, even though no man is eternal, not even Spider-man. If action and villains and a few explosives will give your family a thrill then this opportunity is for you! Interesting piece: There's a family discussion guide!

The discussion guide for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a great resource for families to discuss a range of important themes which include the relationship between personal choices and destiny, living a life which counts, sacrificing yourself in service to others, and the nature of power. This guide will help grandparents/parents start (or continue) conversations with their children which will inspire them to think outside themselves and challenge them to live lives which matter. The conversations which will result from using this guide will reveal even the most explosive summer blockbuster can leave lasting, positive impacts on its young viewers."

The Family Discussion Guide includes Scripture verses, devotional thoughts and questions which families can work through together . . . I think it would be especially helpful to at least look at the questions before seeing the movie and then after the movie, sit down together, go through the complete guide and talk about the important messages in the movie about: The Nature of Power, Time is Luck and Life is Precious, Choices and Destiny, and Sacrifice. This Family Discussion Guide is excellent - definitely worth using with our grandchildren!

You'll find more information about The Amazing Spiderman 2 at these links:
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While the Family Discussion Guide is more than enough reason to write about The Amazing Spiderman 2, I'm very happy to say I've been offered a fun Prize Pack which includes a t-shirt, paper mask and phone case for me to give away (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for the Amazing Spiderman 2 Prize Package, which will be on May 2, 2014, you may enter by commenting below to let me know which of the topics covered in the Family Discussion Guide you are most looking forward to talking about with your grandchildren; while I think they are all important things to talk about, since my grandsons are young and love pretending about being "superheroes" I think the part about the Nature of Power is extremely valuable. It is so easy for children to get all excited about; and focus on super powers, so being able to talk about power and choosing to use our power for good or bad is a conversation worth having. Plus, the world wants us to think power is found outside of God, but this is not true. Real power comes from God - the power to love others, the power to forgive, the power to live life with real joy; all of these are gifts from God!

Additional entries in this give-away are available if you follow on Google+, Google Friend Connect, follow by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share!) This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win the Amazing Spiderman 2 Prize Package and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising): Many thanks to Propeller, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification."


  1. I agree with Nature of Power - with great power comes great responsibility as Spiderman is so famous for saying. We are HUGE Marvel fans in this house. :)

    I like on facebook.

    I subscribe to email.

    I am a GFC follower.

    I "+1+'d on Google+

    I shared on twitter.

  2. Oh wow! My 5 boys LOVE Spiderman! This is awesome! I am interested in the Scriptures and devotions. Thanks for posting this! I like on Facebook and follow by email.

  3. Liked, shared, follow on FB, pinterest, email, Google+. My kids LOVE Spiderman. So cool.

  4. Living a life that counts would be great. We try to teach our kids that if you can make a difference in just one person's life, then that's a great thing.

  5. I'm a Facebook fan- Paula Skinner Hafner