CLOSED! Baseball DeSIGNS Auction and Subway Gift Card Giveaway

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 26, 2010

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 SubwayKids.com.

You can learn about the auction and bidding at Subway.com.

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 Random.org.

**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.

{ 197 comments… read them below or add one }

Jodi Nevins August 26, 2010 at 3:06 pm

I follow on twitter.

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Sarah G August 26, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Loved watching games on TV with my husband’s family! Lots of laughter and fun!

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Maren Lee August 26, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I remember playing baseball with my friends when I was younger.

Thank you!

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Sarah G August 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I’m a Facebook fan. (S. Grosjean)

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Sarah G August 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I’m following you on Twitter. (@hawaiismn)

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ynaffit August 26, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I remember playing baseball in the street with my dad and siblings and other neighbors….. I miss that!

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ynaffit August 26, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I am a fan on facebook!

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Lori August 26, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I love watching neices play t-ball, the kids were always so cute out there in the uniforms.

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Shelly Hanneman August 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm

I have only been to one baseball game and it was so much fun. Love me some Cubs! shanneman at gmail.com

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Julie R. August 26, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I follow you on Facebook.

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Julie R. August 26, 2010 at 6:48 pm

My school used to give out free tickets to students who made the honor roll. I was able to get tickets for the whole family to go to the game. My mom and my sister always liked to go and get food from all the different vendors. I enjoyed both that and watching the games…we are Reds fans also.

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gina August 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm

The first time my son played baseball, after hitting the ball he ran to 3rd base!

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gina August 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm

I follow you on twitter @drmomoftwo

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gina August 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm

I follow you on FB

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Kerry Fountain August 26, 2010 at 7:06 pm

All of my kids play either baseball or softball. Spring is a crazy time in our household but we all absolutely love the game and enjoy watching our kids have fun.

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Candace August 26, 2010 at 7:07 pm

We are HUGE baseball fans! One favorite memory is that my husband and I would go to triple-A baseball games when my son was just a baby. In between each inning, my husband would snag my <1-year-old and stand up with his mitt in the air. The players often throw the ball to someone in the stands as they come off the field, especially if there is a cute kid involved. This was my hubby's way of ensuring he would get a ball sometime during the game. Sly, huh?

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Candace August 26, 2010 at 7:08 pm

I am a Facebook fan!

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Melody August 26, 2010 at 7:12 pm

We took our twins to their first game when they were 3. It was alot of fun to watch their reactions with everything but I must say that they’re favorite thing was the food!

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Melody August 26, 2010 at 7:13 pm

I “Like” you on facebook.

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Colleen August 26, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Some of my favorite childhood memories are of listening to the Giants play the Dodgers on KNBR radio.

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Colleen August 26, 2010 at 7:20 pm

I follow you on Facebook.

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Jenna August 26, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I use to love getting Orange Crush and Grape Soda after my baseball games….which sounds so good right now since I’m prego!

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Jenna August 26, 2010 at 7:33 pm

I follow you on Twitter.

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Jenna August 26, 2010 at 7:33 pm

I am a fan on Facebook.

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Tanya Cosby August 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm

We aren’t real big baseball fans, but my family does follow the world series every year.

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Tanya Cosby August 26, 2010 at 7:57 pm

I’m a fan on facebook.

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Lois Meyer August 26, 2010 at 8:02 pm

I loved to play I was quite the hitter. I watched as my own daughters played. Now I have grandkids playing and they are really good. Plus a grandaughter that plays tball and she is so much fun to watch. Love Baseball at least I know what is going on in this game unlike that huddle on the field with boys/men all on top of each each other. Hahahahahaaa.
I also follow you on FB!!

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Renee Richardson August 26, 2010 at 8:11 pm

I remember watching baseball with my father as a young child. My mother and sister weren’t interested so it was just the two of us…LOL!!! But, I liked it.
Thanks for the great giveaway :)

mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

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Renee Richardson August 26, 2010 at 8:13 pm

I am following @5dollardinners on Twitter
Username: @missreneer :)

mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

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susanne August 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I love to watch my 9yo play. I remember the t-ball days. He plays challenge now and can make double plays! It is so fun to watch them grow!

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Renee Richardson August 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I like $5 Dinners on Facebook
Username: Renee Richardson :)

mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

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susanne August 26, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I also follow you on facebook … I tried to anyway!!!!

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Katie @ Frugal Femina August 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm

My favorite memory about baseball is watching my nephew’s face light up when my brother-in-law took him to his first game. He loves playing in the back yard!

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Katie @ Frugal Femina August 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I follow on Twitter.

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Amber August 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm

I follow on Twitter and Facebook

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Lori S August 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm

I follow on Facebook.

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Lori S August 26, 2010 at 8:53 pm

My favorite baseball memory is going to the Kansas City Royals Games as a child. George Brett was our idol – before the baseball strike, when it was a great game.

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Lori August 26, 2010 at 9:08 pm

My favorite memory about baseball is just my first Astros game, bringing home a tiny souvenir bat and a shirt (that I still have and used to wear until kids came along!) Back when orange and blue were the colors!

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Katy P August 26, 2010 at 9:27 pm

I remember playing baseball as kids- we loved it!

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Katy P August 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I am following you on Twitter. @presprizes

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Julie August 26, 2010 at 9:30 pm

I remember going to a professional game a few times as a child – my favorite part was watching the scoreboard and all of the video and crazy things they put up on it.

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Katy P August 26, 2010 at 9:30 pm

I am a Facebook fan.

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Jenni Mac August 26, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I love going to Dayton Dragons games :)

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Jenni Mack August 26, 2010 at 9:37 pm

I follow on Facebook.

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Carrie August 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm

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!!

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Cindy August 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm

My whole life has been filled with summers at the ballfield (softball) and I’m 50 and still playing! My kids grew up playing rec league and spending summer evenings with the other kids while mom played! They both play now as adults. It’s the all-american game!

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Kristen August 26, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Brewers in the postseason in ’08! Hoping for a return in 2011 :)

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Carrie August 26, 2010 at 10:07 pm

I am a facebook fan.

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Jackie August 26, 2010 at 10:22 pm

My favorite memory was the first Yankee game my dad took my two sisters and I to. It was the game where Ron Guidry had 18 strike outs. It was so exciting! Thanks for the review and giveaway!
jackievillano at gmail dot com

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Peggy Gorman August 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I once had tickets for the box and the kids had a ball!Food ,relaxing right above home and watching the game
Thanks

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