Midas Winter Safety Kit Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
February 13, 2011
576 Comments
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I love to drive, but when driving, I want to make sure that my family is safe.  Thanks to Midas, I received a Midas Winter Safety Kit for my car.  With Winter Weather, Midas wants to help make sure drivers are properly armed with the tools and tips they need to drive safely on the road this season.  The Winter Safety Kit is perfect to store right in your car for any of those winter road emergencies!

Approximately 70% of winter deaths are attributed to snow and ice involvement with motor vehicles.  To help prepare drivers for those unexpected winter condition, Midas has created a few winter driving tips.  For a quick and easy guide to Midas’ winterizing tips and how to videos, visit www.midaswintersafety.com.

GIVEAWAY

1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a Winter Safety Kit from Midas (approximate retail value of $100), which includes:

  • $50 Midas Gift Certificate
  • Jumper Cables
  • An Emergency Thermal Blanket
  • First Aid Kit
  • An Ice scraper/Snowbrush
  • A Flashlight
  • Storage bag
  • Water

WIN IT!!! (MANDATORY ENTRY)

– Tell me in a comment a Winter Safety Tip you use when driving on the road.

WIN IT!!! (MANDATORY ENTRY)

– Visit Gummy Lump and tell me in a comment another toy you’d love to check out!

EXTRA ENTRIES:

– Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Follow My Midas Guy on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
– Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY
– Become a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
– Become a Fan of Midas on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
– Follow me through Google Connect (new on the right side of the blog) – 1 ENTRY
– Subscribe to my blog – 1 ENTRY
– Add my Mommy-Files button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY
– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES

RULES:

– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, February 27th, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received a product sample from Midas to facilitate this review.  The giveaway was sponsored by Midas.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

576 Responses to “Midas Winter Safety Kit Giveaway”

  1. Darcy B says:

    I keep an emergency bag in my back seat with water, granola bars, sweat shirts, and blankets. Three years ago we were on our way to the Seattle airport and a blizzard hit we were stuck on the freeway for 8 hours—my emergency bag saved the day.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

  2. debbie says:

    I always make sure to have a warm blanket, hand warmers, snacks and my cell phone. You never know when you will need it.
    (I am not sure about the second required entry- is that part of this contest?)
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

  3. debbie says:

    I am a email subscriber.
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  4. debbie says:

    I am a gfc follower.
    debbie
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  5. Terri L says:

    always be sure to have cell phone fully charged

  6. Terri L says:

    Subscriber via email

  7. Terri L says:

    Twitter follower @droopy01201

  8. susan varney says:

    i keep a flashlight and blanket in the back and cany bars in the glove box mverno@roadrunner.com

  9. debi jackson says:

    the tip i need to follow is keeping emergency items in the car with me

  10. debi jackson says:

    email sub

  11. debi jackson says:

    google friend

  12. debi jackson says:

    like u on fb

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    follow u on twitter as jacksondeb

  14. SuburbanPrep says:

    The 24 pc Giant Fire Truck Floor Puzzle by Melissa & Doug would be a big hit with my family.

  15. SuburbanPrep says:

    I follow via Google Friend.

  16. Annette D says:

    My tip is to check the weather before you leave to make sure you are not getting into a bad situation.

  17. Annette D says:

    Following themommyfiles on twitter @annedoggett

  18. Annette D says:

    I am following MyMidasGuy on twitter @annedoggett

  19. Annette D says:

    I am following via GFC

  20. Janet says:

    Always keep some bottled water and MRE’s handy in the car.

    jazijazi5959@gmail.com

  21. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I travel extra defensively.

  22. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    Tip: Always make sure we have windshield washer fluid and that the defrost is working in the car. 🙂

  23. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I am following you on Twitter: @BNTVosburgh

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    I am following My Midas Guy on Twitter: @BNTVosburgh

  25. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I am a facebook fan of your page: Mama-Nikki Vosburgh

  26. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I am a fan of Midas on facebook: Mama-Nikki Vosburgh

  27. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I am following you via GFC: soccer_nsa

  28. Nicole Vosburgh says:

    I am subscribed via email.

  29. Kimberly says:

    I keep an emergency kit with a blanket, water, flashlight and granola bars in my trunk.

  30. Kimberly says:

    I follow you on twitter @Aerated.

  31. Kimberly says:

    I follow Midas on twitter @Aerated.

  32. Kimberly says:

    I follow with GFC.

  33. Kimberly says:

    I subscribe via email.

  34. Marci says:

    I always have an extra blanket and spare pair of gloves in my car.

  35. Marci says:

    Twitter Follower!

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  37. Marci says:

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  38. Angie B. says:

    We always keep a few essential car repair tools in our cars.

  39. Angie B. says:

    I folow you on Twitter @theladya.

  40. Angie B. says:

    Follow via GFC at preciselymine.

  41. Cee says:

    I always make sure everything is adjusted before I start out on the road. I check my mirrors, seat, make sure all of the belongings are secured, and make sure I have clear line of sight. I also check my tires regularly in the winter months, and make sure to do things like lock the doors before I set off.

  42. Linda Kish says:

    Make sure your tires are properly inflated.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  43. Linda Kish says:

    I am an Email subscriber

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  45. Sandy says:

    keep an emergency food pack with shoes, clothes, food- blankets in car

  46. Linda Kish says:

    I am a GFC follower

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  47. In the winter, we make sure we have a full tank … not only does it ensure that we can get home when traffic is moving slowly, the added weight helps to keep us on the road (instead of sliding off of it).

    reducefootprints at gmail dot com

  48. I really like toys that helps kids recognize their creativity. The “Decorate Your Own Heart Chest Wooden Craft Kid” (http://www.gummylump.com/p/DecorateYourOwnHeartChestWoodenCraftKitforKids/3094) catches my eye … I would have loved it as a kid!

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  55. art ist says:

    I always carry an emergency kit which includes a blanket, extra jacket, water and some snacks, specially in the winter it is very important

    artistaismenow at g mail dot com

  56. art ist says:

    Wooden Table Top Building Blocks in Storage Container…http://www.gummylump.com/p/WoodenTableTopBuildingBlocksinStorageContainer/G6100

    I would love to play this one myself

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  58. Kristen says:

    When it’s rainy out I put on my headlights and drive slower and with caution.

  59. Kristen says:

    I follow on GFC.

  60. Natalie U. says:

    since I live in the Bay Area with some scary drivers, I drive extremely alert and keep distance from all the crazies
    pedidentalasst at yahoo dot com

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  63. rob says:

    allow extra stopping distance and test your brakes on dubious driving surfaces.

  64. Kiara says:

    Mt tip is have an emergency kit with you.
    austma7@aol.com

  65. Rebecca Graham says:

    I always keep a blanket in my car in case I get stranded in the cold.

  66. Rebecca Graham says:

    Follow you on Twitter; rhoneygee

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  68. Lauralee Hensley says:

    In Colorado a winter safety tip would be to slow down because you need to be prepared to hit what we call “Black Ice”. It will really fool you here. You don’t see it, the roads can look like normal black pavement, but have a very thin ice sheet built up on it, and throw you off the road or into another lane if you are going too fast. You always need to leave more stopping room in winter here. I think the greatest number of accidents here in winter are rear-enders.
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

  69. Lauralee Hensley says:

    I also visited Gumpy Lump and it would be the ABC peg puzzle.
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  70. Lauralee Hensley says:

    I’m following you on Twitter.
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  71. We keep an emergency pack in the car. It contains a blanket, flashlight, first aid kit, water, trail mix and some road flares!
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

  72. Lauralee Hensley says:

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  82. marci h says:

    i keep a blanket on the back seat and kitty litter in the trunk during the winter months 🙂

    marci h
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

  83. Katherine says:

    I never let my gas tank go below half in winter

  84. marci h says:

    a fan on FB 🙂

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  85. marci h says:

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  86. Katherine says:

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  87. marci h says:

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  89. marci h says:

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  90. sandra says:

    i try to drive slower when there is ice or snow on the ground

  91. sandra says:

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  92. Costana Hornbaker says:

    winter tip… you leave plenty of room between you and other cars. no reason to tailgate now…

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  97. NICHOLAS ELIAS NIEVES says:

    I TRY TO KEEP A KIT THAT HAS WATER, SNACKS, FLASHLITE,BLANCET, AND AN OLD ARMY FIELD JACKET

  98. Larissa R says:

    I do my best to keep my phone fully charged and always drive at a speed I am comfortable with even if that means it will annoy the people behind me and take me longer to get where I am going.

  99. Jessie C. says:

    Keep an emergency bag in the car ( with blanket, flash light, snacks, water and extra batteries)

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  104. Jessie C. says:

    google friend follower

  105. Jessie C. says:

    I’m a subscriber

  106. Elizabeth I says:

    Follow the tracks of the car in front of you…less likely to skid on ice, etc.
    topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

  107. Beverly says:

    We keep blankets, flashlights and gloves in our car.

  108. amanda says:

    i make sure that my windows are defrosted before leaving the driveway
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

  109. amanda says:

    i follow you on twitter @yourstowin
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  112. amanda says:

    midas twitter follower @yourstowin
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  113. CaseyDeuce says:

    One winter safety tip that I follow is to keep something heavy in the tail end to weigh it down a bit. This year I used cases of bottled water!

  114. CaseyDeuce says:

    I follow you on twitter!!

  115. vanessa says:

    I always check my tire pressure to make sure I am not running on low tires you loose traction that way.

  116. vanessa says:

    follow the mommy files on twitter
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  118. vanessa says:

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  119. vanessa says:

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  120. kathy dunaway says:

    We always have blankets in the car for cold weather.You never know when you might get stuck and you don’t want to freeze.

  121. Courtney S says:

    We always keep an emergency kit in the car.

  122. vanessa says:

    i commented on your post ‘Come on Blog Brain…..Work!”
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  123. Shannon McGrew says:

    keep anti-freeze in your car, and Don’t drive if you don’t have too, or don’t have the experience.

    ( you seem to have two mandatory entries here…. I suppose one of them is inncorrect but I’ll go ahead and tell you that I like the Ice Cream Parlor Play Food Set by Melissa & Doug, It’s so creative and I would have loved playing with it as a child)

    keelagodrino(at)gmail.com

  124. Steph says:

    Don’t pass snow plows and sanding trucks. I live in Northern MN and they are out on the roads daily. If you try and pass you are gonna find the road in front of them worse than the road behind. Be patient and give your self more time based on the road conditions.

  125. Steph says:

    I subscribe via email.

  126. Steph says:

    I follow on Twitter (mnsteph)

  127. Steph says:

    I follow on GFC (Steph).

  128. Denise B. says:

    4×4’s don’t work by magic which is why there are a lot of accidents with them in the winter–people have no idea how to drive them. When going into a slide, give it some gas which will straighten the vehicle out. Of course, 4×4’s don’t work on ice at all.

  129. Denise B. says:

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  130. Ericka T says:

    I drive slow and allow more following distance.

  131. Ericka T says:

    I like the wooden magnetic responsibility chart.

  132. Ericka T says:

    I follow on GFC as Ericka T.

  133. Ericka T says:

    I follow you on twitter as humanecats.

  134. Ericka T says:

    I follow Midas on twitter as humanecats.

  135. Suzanne K says:

    I invest in regular preventive maintenance to make sure my car is always in good condition to be driving on winter roads. And, from Melissa and Doug, I’d love to have the 100 piece colored wooden blocks!

  136. Suzanne K says:

    I’m a GFC follower of your blog (sksweeps)

  137. Steve W. says:

    Keep an emergency kit or bag in the car.

  138. nan says:

    i keep a blanket and flashlight in my car
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

  139. nan says:

    e-mail subscriber

  140. nan says:

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  141. mara says:

    I put snow tires on my jeep for the winter! Thanks.

  142. vanessa says:

    commented on your post “Power Rangers Sumarai” on Nickelodeon and emPOWER Movement
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  143. McKim says:

    We always take a packed bag with extra clothes, toiletries, food, etc. whenever we go out of town even for a short couple hour trip. You never know when you might get stuck somewhere.
    kimkmc at yahoo.com

  144. McKim says:

    I’m a follower via GFC.
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  145. McKim says:

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  146. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Feb. 15th tweet at http://twitter.com/#!/lfhpueblo/status/37606932189544448
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

  147. Cindy says:

    I keep a backpack filled with emergency items in the trunk. Solar blanket, flashlight…etc.
    Dove056 at aol dot com

  148. Cindy says:

    I follow you on Twitter. @Dove056

  149. Cindy says:

    I follow the Midas Guy on Twitter. @Dove056

  150. Cindy says:

    I like you on Facebook.

  151. Cindy says:

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  152. Cindy says:

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  153. Cindy says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  154. tracy davis says:

    Keep an emergency bag in the car

    I’d love to have the 100 piece colored wooden blocks

  155. Monique Rizzo says:

    I keep music and any other distractions off while driving in inclement weather.Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

  156. G Bailey says:

    I live in Texas. The only specifc winter “driving” tip is NOT to drive if there is ice on the road–actually, that would be my tip for any part of the country. No one can predict how an ice patch will affect the control of your car. While a good driver can probably steer out of it, again, you can’t predict what will be in your path. I can’t afford to have my car messed up–much less have myself or someone else injured. Very, very few people need to be out driving in such conditions.

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  163. G Bailey says:

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  164. Lauralee Hensley says:

    February 16h tweet at http://twitter.com/#!/lfhpueblo/status/37974656149487617
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

  165. Carol says:

    Drive SLOW and keep your distance from the car in front of you.
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  166. Carol says:

    I subscribe via email
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  167. KAREN says:

    I always make sure ALL the ice & snow is removed from the vehicle BEFORE I leave my driveway. I only wish other drivers would do the same!!

  168. G Bailey says:

    commented on 2/4/11 post

  169. G Bailey says:

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  170. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Feb. 17th tweet at http://twitter.com/#!/lfhpueblo/status/38339794794844160
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  171. Mellissa C says:

    I always drive real slow during the winter.

  172. Mellissa C says:

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  173. Denice P says:

    i use a snow scraper and brush and clean off my windows and lights. I do try to get as much snow off the body of my jeep as possible. this was one of the first tips that midas had for winter driving.

  174. Denice P says:

    i follow on twitter as doozercries.

  175. Snowflake07 (Audra) says:

    My Winter safety tip is to have a fully charged cell phone with you while driving. If you do happen to get stuck in the middle of nowhere in bad weather, you want to be able to call someone for help.

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  180. G Bailey says:

    commented on 2/14/11 post

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    commented on 2/11/11 post

  182. Daniel M says:

    keep some sand in the trunk, really helps when you get stuck

  183. vanessa says:

    commented on your post “You Again” Combo Pack DVD & Blu-ray Review
    comment #1

  184. Kimberly says:

    I follow via email
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  185. Patti Hess says:

    I make sure there is a bag of Kitty Litter in the truck of my car…it helps with the weight and also around the tires for traction

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thanks for the chance

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  190. G Bailey says:

    commented on 2/18/11 post

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  192. nan says:

    left comment on you again

  193. Jackie says:

    I make sure to use a windshield washer fluid with an anti-freeze so it doesnt freeze up. Nothing worse than not being able to see out the windshield! Thanks!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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  197. Rhonda Mason says:

    With all the snow we’ve had this winter my biggest tip is to use extreme caution when pulling out of a street or driveway. The snowbanks are plowed so high that you can’t see oncoming traffic until you are already in the road.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  202. amber says:

    my winter safety tip that i use is to always keep kitty litter in my trunk in case i need to traction

  203. amber says:

    follow u on twitter

  204. amber says:

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  210. Dave says:

    When the streets are covered with snow, I leave lots of room between myself and the car ahead of me, because it takes a lot more time to stop on a snow-covered street. Thank you for the chance to win.

  211. Linda says:

    We always travel with a blanket, water and small shovel in the car.

  212. Linda says:

    I like Melissa & Doug’s wooden play sets, the Pizza Party is my favorite.

  213. Linda says:

    I follow you on GFC(Linda G)

  214. alycep says:

    So many of the problems I see in bad weather stem from people driving too fast. My tip for everyone is to exercise common sense and slow down no matter what kind of vehicle you drive. I also carry kity litter in my car in case I get stuck in snow or mud.

  215. Jennifer says:

    How appropriate today. The roads are horrible! I refuse to answer the cell phone if the roads are bad. I also make sure I leave plenty of time to get to and from where I need to be.

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  217. Tara says:

    Brake WAYYYY before you need to!

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  222. Cynthia R says:

    I check the air in my tires more often in the winter.

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  226. Kevin Bell says:

    Make sure you have a Winter Survival Pack in your car! It should have at least one blanket in one of those giant Ziploc bags and snacks (like trail mix for energy).

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  228. My tip for driving in the winter is to make sure u have something warm, like a blanket or extra coat, and some water and snacks. We recently had to drive in the snow to get to a doctors appt, and ended up running off the interstate and in the ditch! It was super scary, but we got lucky and the car still ran. We did have our blanket and water though, just in case! This car kit would be nice to have!

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  229. clynsg says:

    The safety tip which does the most good is — remember to slow down!

  230. clynsg says:

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  235. pamela james says:

    My winter safety tip is to leave early and drive carefully!
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  236. pamela james says:

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  243. Kimberly says:

    My advice, slow down
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  244. Erica C. says:

    I always have a shovel during the big storms because you never know when you’ll have to dig yourself out!

  245. Nicole Greene says:

    My winter safety tip is to always keep an emergency kit in the car. Flashlight, water, some food, etc

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  252. Annmarie W. says:

    When driving in snow, I’m always prepared for anything and I totally focus (no radio, no conversation with the kids, etc) and I make sure to drive a consistent speed…no sudden stops or turns if not necessary!

  253. Annmarie W. says:

    At Gummy Lump, I love the Pink Bear Comfy Cozy Stuffed Animal by Baby Gund!

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  260. Debbie C says:

    I don’t have a tip for winter driving because I hate it so much. What I do is totally ignore the idiots who refuse to slow down on dangerously slick roads. I go the speed I think is safe and to heck with them. I do keep a blanket, water, and even a bag of ice melt product in my car in the winter.

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  263. rebecca says:

    Adjust your driving speed to road conditions.

  264. rebecca says:

    The additional Gummy Lump toy I would like is First Play Bird House Shape Sorter by Melissa and Doug.

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  267. I live in MN so I’ve got some experience on icy roads. I’d say the best tip is to never take your eyes off of the road. Always be watching for an icy spot, a snow drift, or slippery intersections. Be vigilant!

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  274. Lauralee Hensley says:

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  275. Jaque R. says:

    When driving during the winter, especially on long trips on icy roads, I always carry candles in the car. If I become stuck, the candles would provide enough heat to prevent freezing. 🙂 Thank you.

  276. Jaque R. says:

    A toy from Gummy Lump I would like to check out is the Deluxe Magic Set by Melissa and Doug.

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  279. julieh says:

    A winter safety tip I use is to drive into a skid if I start to slip on icy roads. I like the Wooden Railway Train Set by Melissa & Doug toy.

  280. Ani says:

    My tip is to always have at least a half tank of gas. If you get stuck on the road in the winter, you want to be able to run your car so you don’t freeze!

  281. Jill Myrick says:

    During the winter months we always carry non perishable food water and blankets in our vehicles just in case.

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  287. kittycardero says:

    During this last big snow we put blankets in the car in case something happened and we were stuck.

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  292. sara says:

    I always keep sneakers,heavy jacket and snacks in the trunk of my car. Great Giveaway!!! Thanks!

  293. michelle robbins says:

    Leave plenty of time. Leave lots of space between me and cars in front of me. Keep warm clothes and boots in the car.

  294. Amanda S. says:

    I try to stay far back from other cars!

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  296. sara says:

    The Farm Chunky Puzzle By Melissa and Doug would be perfect for my nephew.

  297. Kay says:

    I try to drive safely and always make sure I have my AAA card with me.

  298. Kay says:

    GummyLump Has a great Wooden Floor Easel By Melissa & Doug

  299. JoeyfromSC says:

    My winter tip would be to always have blankets in the trunk! Those “hot hands” packets would be a good thing to have on hand too in case of emergency!

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  306. Suzanne Lewis says:

    My tip is to keep blankets in your car in case y9ou break down and need to keep warm.

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  307. Jennifer R says:

    Leave plenty of space between you and vehicle in front of you and drive at off times to avoid lots of other vehicles during treacherous weather.

  308. meme says:

    I always back a bag and keep it in my trunk right before cold weather comes with a couple of blankets some munchies, a charged phone that will get 911 etc. in case I get stuck or are in a traffic jam

  309. meme says:

    I really like the alexa 14 in. Ballerina doll from gummy lump

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  312. Beth S. says:

    If you have a newer car, don’t pump your brakes if you hit a patch of ice. Most cars have antilock braking systems that will do it for you. (Read your car’s manual to be sure.)

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  314. Jeffrey Moraczewski says:

    My winter tip is to always drive with some blankets in ur trunk. You never know when you’ll need them in an emergency

  315. My winter safety tip is to stay indoors when it’s icy! Thank you for the giveaway!

  316. Deci Worland says:

    Watch for oily spots during those rare rains in California.

  317. Susan Smith says:

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  318. Susan Smith says:

    I keep at least 1/2 tank of gas in my car and keep a wide distance between me and the car ahead of me.

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  324. corrie says:

    i have a extra blanket and set of warm clothes in my truck.

  325. Pauline M says:

    Silly rule, but CLEAN the snow off of your winders before you drive. You would not believe the accident by my home this past winter (running through a red light) because the driver could not see that the light was red…. many injuries in this accident.

  326. HEather says:

    Make sure I have plenty of gas in my tank in case Im stuck on the interstate behind a wreck!

  327. Pauline M says:

    My girls would love the Decorate Your Own Heart Chest Wooden Craft Kit for Kids by Melissa and Doug! They are very crafty!

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  334. sheila k. says:

    This would be so helpful.

  335. Emma Peel says:

    Stay back extra far when driving on wintery roads

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  338. Chrysa says:

    I always keep a LOT of distance between me and the car in front of me when it is slippery.

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  342. Joanne Schultz says:

    leave more distance between you and the car ahead of you when the roads aren’t clear as your stopping distance will be increased.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  343. Joanne Schultz says:

    not sure why you want a gummylump comment on a midas giveaway, but the Automoblox C9R Sportscar Red & Black Wooden Car Full Size is cute!

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  350. Linda F says:

    I keep a blanket, water and food in my car when driving during the winter

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  353. Sarah Matos says:

    My winter safety tip I always follow is to drive a speed im comfortable with to keep me calm and safe and not worry about everyone elses agenda!

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  358. shawn says:

    My tip is to always have washer fluid so you can see while driving -especially on slushy roads

  359. shawn says:

    Melissa and Doug play food is something my nephew would like

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  364. Mildred says:

    When rain hits our area, drive at a slower speed, especially if vision is impaired in a downpour. Better safe than sorry

  365. Celia says:

    I always have blankets, hats and some canned food in the trunk when driving in winter.

  366. ShellieAndBrutus says:

    I alsways make sure I have kitty litter in the car in in case I get stuck.

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  372. Lisa L says:

    I make sure my gas tank is at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.

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  376. Sarah L says:

    Leave *lots* of room from the car in front of you. When in doubt, don’t go out!
    Thanks for the contest.

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  380. Susan D says:

    When driving, slow down to the speed that makes driving safe for the conditions, even if others on the road are driving as if it’s still warm and bone dry

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  382. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…my winter driving tip is to carry a bucket / bag of sand & a shovel in your trunk just in case your car gets stuck in snow or ice !

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  383. brian e. says:

    Our kids had an easel when they were younger, like the Melissa & Doug Wooden Floor Easel, and they would spend literally hours drawing pictures with it !

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  390. Justine says:

    A winter safety tip when driving would be to take your time and also to bring items in case you break down like decent shoes to walk in, a heavier coat, cell phone, whatever…

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  396. R Hicks says:

    In the winter, I always carry my snow chains in the trunk

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  405. Gianna says:

    Always make sure you have a good amount of gas in your tank especially in the winter.

  406. Gianna says:

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  409. Veronica Garrett says:

    Make sure your care is in great shape-Battery checked, tires inflated, etc.

  410. Tammy Greer says:

    A winter driving tip that’s a must for me is to make sure I keep my defroster on.
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  411. Charlene Kuser says:

    I always cut my headlights on in the daytime when it is raining or snowing.so others can see me

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