CLOSED! Baseball DeSIGNS Auction and Subway Gift Card Giveaway

Update: This giveaway is now closed!

Here are the 3 winners:

Amber says,I follow on Twitter and Facebook”

Sue D. says, “My husband gets to sing the National Anthem with his quartet at a MLB game every year–the kids love going to the game to hear him.”

Carrie says, “We are huge baseball fans. All 3 of my sons play baseball and 2 of my sons play year round. We are also big Reds fans and go to several games a year. My husband has been going to Reds Opening Day for 33 years. You should take your boys to the Reds Opening Day parade. They would love it!!”

This past spring was our first experience with baseball…T-ball, really…and I think the boys fell a little deeper in love with the sport. They have always had a thing for The Reds (probably has something to do with the fact that Steve listens to the games on the radio every night…I can hear the game on now, as I type), and they love to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” while in the tub!

The T-ball games were on Sundays right after church…and we found ourselves stopping for sandwiches at Subway each week between church and games! So when Subway wrote and asked if I’d like to help spread the word about their Baseball DeSIGNS Auction, I was all for it! And when they offered to giveaway 3 prize packs that includes a $25 Subway gift card, Little League reusable meal bag and a baseball with some fun extras for your kids to design their own ball, I couldn’t say no!

About the DeSIGNS Auction

In support of youth sports, Subway partnered with Little League® Baseball and Softball for its second annual Baseball DeSIGNS Tour featuring more than 30 baseballs designed by Little Leaguers, and autographed by celebrities and athletes (like the Backstreet Boys, Shay Sorrells, Michael Phelps, Carl Edwards, and Britney Snow). The balls will be auctioned off on eBay August 20 – 29 (that’s right now!!) with ALL proceeds benefiting the Little League® Urban Initiative. You can check them out on the Baseball DeSIGNS tab on our Facebook page. There are also some cool games for your kiddos to check out at

You can learn about the auction and bidding at

S0, dinner at Subway is on us this week…and you’ll get a fun bag and cool baseball for your favorite Little Leaguer too!

Entry details…

Giveaway Details

1. Contest ends Saturday, August 28th at 10 am EST. Winners will be announced back here on this post, and notified via email with further instructions. Please leave separate comments for each entry.

2. Entry #1: Leave a comment sharing a favorite memory about baseball.

3. Entry #2: Follow the $5 Dinners fun on Twitter.

4. Entry #3: Join the $5 Dinners Community on Facebook.

5. Winner will be selected by

**NOTE: If you receive the email newsletter and wish to enter this giveaway, click on the title of this giveaway to get to the site and leave a comment on the site with your name and email address to be entered!

*Disclosure: I received a prize pack for our family as well.


  1. says

    One of my favorite baseball memories is watching my brother pitch. I spent numerous summer evenings at the ball fields watching him play and still love those memories!

  2. says

    My baseball memories are still being created on this season of my kids life. My sons ars 6 and 7 years old and right now baseball is everything for them. My husband was a good baseball player when he was a kid and he took care to transmit this passion to my sons since they were babies. His first gift for my oldest son’s first birthday was a mini bat and a ball. My husband is a great dad, but not a big gift giver meaning that he normally doesn’t bring gifts and special treats often, so for me that was very special. From that moment on baseball games in our backyard has been a tradition. They cherish that special time they spend with dad on weekends or after work. Because when they play baseball, daddy is all theirs. They have a good time with him, and they have develop good discipline and knowledge of the game. As a mom I enjoy seeing them having fun and watching how much they love the sport, but further more, how much they like to be together.

    Recently we moved to NYC and one of the first things that my husband did was taking them to the store to buy them a baseball bat, helmet and balls! My kids designed their own Yankee’s shirts with markers and they proudly wear them when they go to the park. My kids are now very talented players and I’m looking forward to enroll them in a little league team around our neighborhood. They know all the rules, the correct way to play the game, the different teams and players. They love to watch baseball games on tv with daddy on their side.

    I have good memories and I know that when they grow and leave my house, those are going to be the best memories of them while they live at home

  3. Jenny says

    I don’t think I can pick just one to be my favorite… the funniest was when we had an incredibly cold game a few years ago – it was a morning game and highs overnight were in the 30s (unusual for baseball season in MN). I was at my son’s game wearing my long underwear, jeans, sweatshirts, lap blanket, hat, mittens and wool socks…. football season, doesn’t surprise me to look like that, but baseball? it was the one and only time! I’m sure some of the other parents thought I was nuts, but I’m such a freeze baby- it was that or sit in the car.

  4. says

    I have been to one Yankee game with my husband which was a blast for me since I had never been to New York before. I loved the excitement! But my faborite childhood memory is going to a minor league Harrisburg Senators game when I was about 13 and catching a ball in the stands. You would have thought I won the lottery LOL :)
    PS. We LOVE Subway! Great Giveaway!

  5. says

    My favorite memory of baseball? Anything having to do with eating nachos & peanuts while watching handsome, athletic men. We used to go to the “Redbirds” games often during the summer.

  6. katklaw777 says

    I grew up south side Chicago…this usually means you are a White Sox fan.
    All my friends were but I had a hidden family secret, my parents were Cubs fans!!!
    I very carefully hid this from all my friends. My parents are such wonderful people , how could thus have happened.
    We argued and joked about it for years. We did all agree on one thing though…when it came to football we were all Chicago Bears fans. Thank goodness! lol

  7. lillies Mimi says

    Taking my son to his first professional baseball game. What a blast! Got the tickets from school which included the bus ride, we won the game, and laughed our butts off at the antics of the college kids all around us! it was so much fun and 10 years later he still talks about it!

  8. Karen says

    I enjoyed watching my brother and son play little league baseball years ago, and look forward to watching grandchildren play some day!

  9. Sue D says

    My husband gets to sing the National Anthem with his quartet at a MLB game every year–the kids love going to the game to hear him.

  10. Jess S says

    When my husband and I were fairly early married we lived across the street from a minor league stadium. We used to figure out all the nights there were specials at the ballpark ($1 hot dogs, BOGO admission, etc.) and go as a little date. So fun!

  11. Mary E.S. says

    My fav is when we took our then 6yr old son to a Braves game in Atlanta.Normally crowd’s would cause him to have a meltdown but for some reason it didn’t seem to have any effect that day. We had a blast doing the wave,eating hotdogs and nachos and we even bought the big #1 foam fingers. He still has his on his bedroom wall. My sister and her hubby went with us and she took lot’s of pictures. We went in the little restaurant at the food court and he met Fog Horn Leg Horn and had his picture took with him.This is a memory that we will talk about for years to come.

  12. Libby says

    My favorite baseball related memory is the summer my brother and Dad road tripped to 6 MLB fields as a way to have fun and log my brother’s driver training hours!

  13. KWG says

    One of my favorite baseball memories is playing baseball with my extended family up in the mountains at our family cabin in the summertime. Balls would hit trees and go off into the woods, balls would bounce on rocks and zing off in weird directions.

    But… when a child would come up to bat all the adults would move in close, gpa would help them bat and no matter how far they hit it everyone would cheer the kid on hollering “run, run!” some would act like they were going to run to the ball and others would hold them back so somehow, magically, the child would make a home run.

    I loved playing baseball with my family in the mountains in the summer. Those home runs weren’t bad either!

  14. Kymm Wells says

    My favorite recent memory is watching my son, 7, hit his first double of the baseball season. My oldest memory is watching the boy I babysat grow up hit the ball at his t-ball games. That boy is now a man and got a baseball scholarship to college!!!! I also loved taking my son to his first professional baseball game with my father and grandfather.

  15. Shelby says

    Summers at the ball park watching my Dad (my mom sat through 2 games when she was in labor with me!) and now my husband play. Thanks!

  16. Irene D says

    Love baseball from Little League right up to the pros. Right now we’re into the Little League World series.

  17. Barb D says

    Single Parent mom dilemma: 2 kids playing softball at the same time in 2 different (nearby) towns…what 2 do? Dropped 1 off & a kind parent offered 2 bring him home…watched the other (daughter) child’s game 4 awhile & back to the son’s game, & then back to the daughter’s…
    Thank the LORD for kind parents who helped me & my 4 kids out!

  18. Alycia M says

    My favorite memories are watching baseball games on TV with my Dad! He would often pop popcorn the old fashioned way – on the stove in a pot with oil. (It was magical as a child to watch the popcorn lift the lid off of the pot!) Or he would make peanut butter and ritz cracker “sandwiches” and we’d eat and watch the game! My dad passed away before my children were born, maybe I’ll have to carry on the tradition with my little ones… Funny how my memories of my dad and baseball involve food! :)

  19. hannah says

    I remember going to watch my little brother playing little league baseball every Wednesday evening in the summer. :)

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