CPK “Dear Mom” Sweepstakes

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The concept of celebrating motherhood has been around for centuries, and rightfully so! Records indicate that the Greeks and Romans were amongst the first to have formal celebrations in the form of festivals for the goddesses Rhea and Cybele. These two goddesses were prominent mothers in the mythological word and bore many offspring.

Fast forward a few centuries to the 17th century United Kingdom where ‘Mothering Sunday’ is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent. The day was originally designed to honor one’s ‘mother’ or primary church, but eventually turned secular to celebrate biological mothers, as well as grandmothers or females that have cared for a person.

Mother’s Day was brought to the United States by a woman named Anna Marie Jarvis to honor Mother’s and all the work they do. She was inspired by her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, who helped start the Mothers’ Day Work Clubs to help and teach women to take care of their children before the start of the Civil War. After the end of the war, Ann developed Mothers Friendship Day to help promote reconciliation between Union and Confederate soldiers.

After Ann’s death in 1905, Anna Jarvis wanted to find a way to honor both her mother’s work, as well as all of the work done by mothers in general. The first incarnation of Mother’s Day was created in 1908 and became officially recognized as a national holiday in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson. Part of the original tradition that has faded away today was the wearing of a white carnation, the favorite flow of Jarvis’ mother, as a pin. White carnations in Australia are used to honor a mother that is no longer with us, while colored carnations indicate that the mother is still alive.

Mother’s Day is celebrated in many cultures, and countries such as New Zealand, Canada, Australia, India, China, and South Africa share the same traditions that are celebrated in the United States. In Spain, the holiday is celebrated on December 8th and honors both biological mothers and the Virgin Mary. During the time of the Soviet Union, International Women’s Day (March 8th) was used to celebrate and is still the time to give gifts to Mom, despite the official date in Russia is the last Sunday in November. In Thailand, Mother’s Day is observed on the birthday of the Queen to celebrate her Highness as well as motherhood in general.

The gifts also differ across cultures. In England, almond cakes known as ‘mothering cake’ or ‘Simnel Cake’ are commonly given. In Mexico, Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year for restaurants, as many take their madres out to dinner. In Thailand, the most common gift is jasmine, which represents gentleness and motherhood.

How do you celebrate Mother’s Day?

Of course, in the United States, we traditionally spoil Mom with flowers, candy, and cards. However, this year you have the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes to give your mother a truly special opportunity!

#CPKDearMomSweeps

California Pizza Kitchen is hosting a giveaway for a very generous package for two lucky people – a 2-night stay at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas!

But first, a touching video featuring moms and their kids (and some very special messages):

The contest started on May 1st and runs through May 31st. To enter the sweepstakes, fans who share their stories and post a photo of mom on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #CPKDearMomSweeps. After doing so, they will be entered to win a weekend getaway for two (2) to the MGM Grand® in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In addition to a two-night stay, winners of the sweepstakes will also receive round-trip airfare from their home city to Las Vegas, NV, then they will be able to relax with their $500 spa credit at the MGM Grand®, have fun on their $500 shopping spree at the Downtown Summerlin Mall (via an American Express gift card), and can dine (lunch or dinner) at the CPK Summerlin. Winners will also be provided transportation between the MGM Grand® and CPK Summerlin.

You can find all of the rules and regulations, by visiting www.cpk.com/dearmom.

This prize would certainly be a pleasant surprise for any mother – enter now!

I also have a fun giveaway for you below – maybe you can treat your mom to some tasty California Pizza Kitchen goodies if you win!

THE GIVEAWAY:

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One (1) winner will receive a $50 CPK e-gift certificate!

US only. Ends 6/1.

No purchase necessary. Open to residents of US only. Giveaway ends June 1, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. (PST). ONE ENTRANT PER HOUSEHOLD/IP Address! I check all entries – cheating will not be tolerated. Winner will be notified via email and needs to reply within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. Please make sure you check your spam folder – I will not be responsible if you did not receive winning email notification. Winners name(s) will be displayed on the post, and will also be posted on Winners List shortly after drawing has occurred. Winners will be chosen randomly by Giveaway Tools. Screenshots of winners available by request. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor or their PR Agency unless otherwise noted. Eighty MPH Mom is not responsible for prizes lost in transit, although every attempt will be made for prize delivery.

**By entering this giveaway, you confirm that you have read and agree to my giveaway rules. Sponsor reserves the right to limit one prize per person/household (of this item/prize pack). Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize {though it is usually much sooner}. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. Odds of winning: The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. All prizes will be awarded. Void where prohibited by law.

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Jennifer Regan is the owner/editor-in-chief of Eighty MPH Mom, a family-friendly blog. She is active in Brand Ambassadorships and campaigns, and is active in social media, helping brands promote!

121 Comments

  1. Sadly, my mom is dead. I think I deserve the prize because I’ve raised 5 children, worked part-time, and tried to give them good values. Now I’m retired, living with my husband in our RV, and enjoying life by doing what is good for me.

  2. Heather Poindexter on

    I honestly can’t give this to my mom as she is no longer with us, but I would like to remember her with a good meal. lol, and as I am disabled (thankfuly that occured after she passed) I have trouble cooking now.

  3. Stephanie V. on

    would love to take mom – unconditional love through good times, like the birth of my little one, and bad – like my fight against cancer. She is almost 70 and still working full-time to pay her rent. Deserves a CPK break!
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  4. She deserves it for all the times she put my needs before her own while I was growing up. That’s what moms do!

  5. I would love to take my mom to lunch. She does so much for everyone and never asks for anything in return.
    Thank you!

  6. I’m planning a trip for my mom and dad to come visit and this would make their trip even more fun. Thanks for the chance!

  7. Samantha Daleo on

    My Mom has always selflessly worked her entire life so that my brother and I could have everything we ever needed and now that we are grown, she still is the hardest working person I know and the most selfless person I know. Her favorite restaurant actually happens to be CPK but she would never ask to go there because she never wants anyone to spend money on her. This would be a perfect gift for her.

  8. Well, being the Matriarch in the family, and thinking oh I can retire……..soon I find myself.. well NOT being able to retire from caring for children. So it’s back to the old grind. I could use a treat. A day OUT to a nice place, with a daughter, who also would adore to get out and do lunch at CPK! Would be so nice. Lunch and perhaps a movie.

  9. Chris Martinez on

    My mom loves CPK! (Who doesn’t.) But she is a fantastic woman and she deserves a night out 🙂

  10. Robert Brown on

    My wife totally deserves it. She does a fantastic job of raising our daughters. She puts all of her energy into those girls and does so with a smile on her face.

  11. Jennifer Heintz on

    I am a mom, and my daughter is a mom to three children. I would like to treat us all to California Pizza Kitchen. I deserve to be able to do that!

  12. Shemp DeYoung (@ShempGames) on

    Mom and I used to meet for lunch often while I was in college. It was a special thing for us.

  13. We eat frozen CPK pizzas at least once a week, it would be great to go to the restaurant and enjoy them there.

  14. Pamela Gurganus on

    My mom deserves to celebrate at CPK because she never does anything for herself, but always for others! She is the most amazing woman I know. She’s the most well-rounded person I know…she’s smart, funny, kind and loyal. Even if she weren’t my mom, I’d want her in my life as my friend!

  15. It’s been a long, hard year since my mom died, just after Mother’s Day last year. I would like to treat myself just for getting thru everything.

  16. We deserve to celebrate at CPK because we always have a good time out and my mom deserves to be treated the best!

  17. Amanda Sakovitz on

    We deserve to celebrate at CPK because we’re both really stressed out. CPK is delicious and would be awesome to revisit!

  18. robyn paris on

    I think we both deserve to celebrate at CPk because of our dedication. We are dedicated to our jobs and family. We both strive to be the best we can.

  19. Because she’s always taking care of everyone else and ignoring her own needs. It would be nice to treat her and let her take a break, for a change!

  20. Bridgett Wilbur on

    My mom deserves it because she is he most caring and generous person I know. She needs a night out for her self.

  21. Mary Calabrese on

    I deserve to celebrate at CPK because A). I LOVE pizza and B). I spent Mother’s day doing laundry!

  22. I deserve it because I’ve been taking care of seven international teen girls for the last school year.

  23. nicole dziedzic on

    My mom deserves to celebrate at CPK cause she deserves to have good food, and surrounded by great spirits in a wonderful atmosphere. She works hard everyday and deserves to be celebrated daily.

  24. It would be a nice break from trying to come up with meals all the time and I like California Pizza, have not been there in years.

  25. Delores Harris on

    I deserve this CPK gift card no more or less than anyone else. However if you are looking for a reason to give it to me….I will treat my foster mom to dinner at California Pizza Kitchen with it. She took me in when I was 16 and over the next 42 years she has remained a constant source of love in my life. I’m 58 now and she is 84, so a little celebration over a nice dinner would be so appreciated. Her birthday is June 20th, perfect timing.

  26. greentopiaries on

    My Mom deserves to celebrate at CPK because she is an incredible woman. I’ve never known anyone as kind and supportive as she is. I would love to take her to CPK – I’m sure she’d love it! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  27. ELIZABETH C. on

    My mom deserves to win because she has always been there for me & the family. She would love a break from the kitchen to enjoy herself eating some great food !

  28. My wife and daughter both deserve to celebrate at CPK because they are both a loving wife and mother and give so much of themselves throughout the year to their family and others.

  29. My mom deserves to because she would enjoy a relaxing dinner out. She works so hard all the time and is always doing things for other people, it would be great for us to have a mother/daughter dinner out.

  30. christine burd on

    I would love to dine at CPK . It’s one of my favorite places to go. I must have done a super job of being a mom because all 3 kiddos are exceptional adults now .. so I guess I will take all the credit.

  31. Natalie Brown on

    I would love a celebration at California Pizza Kitchen because I’m newly divorced and don’t get to eat out too often. It’d be so much fun!

  32. My mom deserves to celebrate at CPK because she is an amazing mom and grandma. She and my Dad divorced when I was in high school and though we didn’t always get along, we now have a pretty amazing relationship. We facetime pretty much everyday with her so it’s really cool! She has a CPK at her favorite shopping center so she would love this!

  33. Simply put, my mother has put up w/ my father for 50 yrs. Joking aside, they raised 2 decent women in the process.

  34. I’ll take my friend Sherrie who is a great mom and grandmom to all her kids.
    Thanks for the contest.

  35. Melinda Stephens on

    My mom has been running around to a ton of dr appointments lately. She could use a bit of a break, even if it is just going out for dinner.

  36. natasha sagouspe on

    My mom and I should win this gift card because i was born via emergency C section at one of your delicious CPK locations.

  37. We both love CPK pizza, we always celebrate any milestones (small or big) in this restaurant. It’s part of my family

  38. Angela Saver on

    My mom & I both deserve a meal at CPK because we both cook dinner for our families & could use a nice break!

  39. Elizabeth Owens on

    My mom deserves this because she does so much for her children and I would love to spoil her to a nice dinner.

  40. my mom is hard working and deserves everything in the world and more. she was always there for me growing up

  41. My mom has had a tough time lately, she’s going through a divorce and it’s taken well over a year to settle, she’s unemployed and at her wit’s end. I’d love to take her out to cheer her up!

  42. Jennifer Reed on

    I would love to have a night off from cooking for my family of 7 and enjoy a night out at a great restaurant.

  43. Kim Keithline on

    My mom deserves to celebrate at CPK because she loves pizza and she is very selfless always doing for others without asking for anything in return

  44. I have been caring for my Dad after surgery for the last 6 weeks (with more to come) and since my Mom is deceased I’m sure she would think I deserve a nice night out!

  45. We celebrated a lot of special family occasions at CPK and have not been there in a long time, time to go back!

  46. I’d love to win a night off from cooking dinner for the family. We have a CPK nearby and it’s a family favorite!

  47. Dawn Monroe on

    I deserve it because I raised 6 kids, 2 nieces and now I’m focusing on my grand kids. They are life changing!

  48. Debbie Hinson on

    My mom deserves to celebrate at CPK. She is 79 and suffered a stroke on Feb 13. Due to weakness from her stroke she broke her ankle on Feb 18th. After all she has been thru being bedridden all this time, she has never given up and starts rehab next week.

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