Nationwide Give Away & Review: Nintendo Wii Game

As budgets continue to get tighter families are finding new ways to enjoy themselves at home instead of going out.  And one of the ways to keep your family entertained at home is to play games together.

Now there is nothing wrong with a good old fashioned game of spoons but sometimes you want to involve a little bit more technology.  And you don’t have to go broke to find fun games the whole family (at their various skill levels) can enjoy.

Nintendo (who is near and dear to my heart- my stomach still ties up in knots when I hear the words “I’m Sorry But Your Princess Is In Another Castle”) has decided to step up to the plate and help out by releasing their Nintendo Selects bundle of four classic games:

Wii Sports

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Mario Super Sluggers

Animal Crossing: City Folk

Each of them is $19.99- VERY affordable considering what I thought the games would cost.  Nintendo has their Wii Console Bundle for $149.99 and it comes with Mario Kart (oh my gosh so much fun!) and the matching Wii Wheel Accessory.   So for the cost of two family trips to the movies you can have your own games to play at home- and everyone has the best seat in the house.

I could not believe how easy it was to set up the Wii- I had visions of spending time pouring over books trying to figure everything out.  But it was very self explanatory and before long I was playing tennis against some little figures who beat me horribly in the first game (I promptly reset and smoked them in the next game).

There is another huge advantage to having the Wii- I have been trying to decide if I want to get rid of my cable television.  Did you know you can stream Netflix through the Wii (there are some additional charges)?  So the Wii may also be able to help me cut my monthly bills in addition to providing me with hours of entertainment.

Overall I give the Wii and The Nintendo Select Games two thumbs up!  So now it’s your turn: wanna try a game?

Nintendo has graciously provided me a copy of Mario Super Sluggers and I want to pass it along to one of my lucky readers!   This game is rated E for everyone and can adapt to the skill levels of everyone in your house!

There are five ways to enter this Give Away:

1.  Leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite Mario character (if you don’t know one just tell me hi)

2.  Like ” A Frugal Chick” on Facebook and leave me a comment here letting me know

3.  Follow “A Frugal Chick” on Twitter and leave me a comment here letting me know

4.  Tweet about this give away and let me know by leaving a comment

5.  Post this giveaway in your facebook status and let me know by leaving a comment

I will pick the winner randomly on June 17th.  The winner will be e-mailed and have 24 hours to respond- if not a new winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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  1. Debra Light says

    Luigi because for some reason that is what my brother has always called my daughter (who is 29 now).

  2. Kimberly S says

    My favorite has always been Princess. I am also a fan of your page on FB. Thanks!

  3. Sarah says

    I loved playing Super Mario Brothers on the original nintendo… I think it would be great fun to be able to play it with the kids and see them loving it too. I “Like” (really love!) A Frugal Chick on Facebook. THANKS for all of your budget friendly postings!!!!

  4. Tanya says

    I just did all you asked I would of done it even if you weren’t given away anything. I think you have great advice. Thanks

  5. Vontisha Seawood says

    My favorite character is Toad. I liked your page on Facebook. ( I am following you on Twitter. (TishS27) I tweeted about this giveaway and posted it on my Facebook.

  6. Laura says

    I tweeted about the giveaway… but can’t figure out how to show you a direct link to it. I’m @laurashrti, though!

  7. Bethany says

    have had the wii for 2 years now and have never played a mario game (cost way to much, until now) looking forward to buying one maybe 2
    I follow you on facebook, love your site. you have saved me loads!

  8. Kristina says

    BTW did you know that you can use closed caption on Netflix on your Wii? If you’re like me and have a hard time hearing over kids being noisy it helps to be able to keep up with the movie or tv show. ALSO! A lot of tv shows have their entire seasons listed on Netflix. Greys Anatomy, Bones are the ones I watch all the time 😀 If I understand correctly if the seasons are out on DVD they’re also on Netflix, current running or recently ended seasons are not on netflix.

  9. Kristina says

    I love Mario 😀 I’m an oldie and enjoy playing one player on mario bros wii so marios the character I like. Plus Luigi just looks weird 😀 On Mario cart I like Waluigi 😀 The bad luigi guy, he just drives better.

  10. sharon b says

    Princess peach is my favorite character, I now follow you on facebook and Twitter. I posted give away on both also.

  11. says

    I liked you on Facebook, and will share with my FB friends. My username is Hope Davis or search Hopeadocious. My favorite Mario character is Mario Himself… he is the MAN!
    Nice to meet you :)

  12. Julie L says

    Hi I don’t the characters but my kids would…and they are not hear for me to ask them lol

  13. Caranna says

    My favorite Mario character is Princess Peach. I think it stemmed from when I was little and always wanted to be the “girl.”

  14. Jolene Howes says

    My favorite Mario character is Mario and my son loves Mario so much we have had two birthday parties with the theme Mario!

  15. Kelly McCormick says

    Love Mario!!!
    I tweeted and shared on Facebook.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  16. Amber Feagle says

    I already follow you on Facebook and I just have to say that Yoshi is my favorite Mario character! :)

  17. Samantha says

    I have to also add that Princess Peach is great for little girls, I have a 5 year old. Hopefully my FB friends will sign up as well. Good luck all.

  18. Tina says

    Hello! I have liked your link on facebook! I will love having your new posts visible that way vs. logging onto the website each time:) Thanks

  19. Ujena says

    My son loves the Movie Mario brothers, he is only 6 and that is such and old movie, blockbuster has only one copy and the day someone else rented it he was so devastated. So he loves both Luigi and Mario, I finally logged into faced booked and hit liked I am under my middle name thou Liliana, thank you for all your tips.

  20. Julie says

    Yoshi is the bomb! Love riding him through Super Mario Bros. Have “liked” you on Facebook for quite a while!

  21. Suz says

    Have heard so much about Mario but never played… Just got a Wii though, so would love to have another game to add to Lego Star Wars ! Thanks!

  22. Kris says

    Liked you on Facebook. My 7yo son loves his new Wii from Walmart. My favorite character is Princess Peach.

  23. Kris says

    My favorite character is Princess Peach and my 7 yo son loves his new Wii from Walmart. Website is awesome!

  24. Karen Richardson says

    daughter and I play Wii (MArio Cart) all the time My favorite is toadette and her’s is Luigi!

  25. Misty says

    I don’t have fav character, but my son’s bday is June 22 and he would love to have this!!!! He likes Mario the best :)

  26. Laura says

    yep but I need you to do it as three different comments! So leave me a comment that says you posted on facebook and another one that says you like me on facebook! That way you get entered three times!

  27. Ali says

    I have liked on Facebook, posted on facebook and am writing a comment here!!! I love just simple Mario as my character!

    Thats 3 entries right?

  28. June L says

    Mario is my favorite. Especially in paper form :0)

    junerlisle at gmail dot com

  29. Aimee H says

    I like you on Facebook and we love Mario Bros. so much my son wants a Mario themed room!

  30. Aimee H says

    I like the Princess, although I used to call her Princess Toadstool, know I think she is called Princess Peach!

  31. Elizabeth says

    I love Yoshi, but I always loved Daisy too – a less known princess, so all the fame won’t go to her head! 😉

  32. Denicia Richardson says

    I absolutely love Peach. Everytime we play Mario Party at my house she is my “weapon” of choice :-)

  33. Charlotte says

    love Luigi… but those little balls on the chain that have ferocious teeth are pretty awesome!
    I liked this on facebook and am posting the giveaway in my status!

  34. Sharon Smith says

    My favorite character is Dry Bones from Mario Kart. I did not realize he is a skeleton of Yoshi. My husband races Yoshi against my Dry Bones. So much FUN!

  35. TamBam says

    Love Baby Peach on MarioKarts…I think she’s the underdog….love her and she’s peach…she’s a “peach”
    Cute! :)

  36. Kym says

    When I was a kid, ofcourse Princess Toadstool was my favorite but once the new characters started emerging I liked Yoshi :) I still can here the music in my head ” Da-da….da-da….da da da da…da-da” (not a great example of the music haha) oh well :)

  37. Jessie says

    I’m Sorry But Your Princess Is In Another Castle… oh, how I remember those words well! My favorite character was probably Luigi and my sister loved Yoshi.

  38. Margary says

    I’ve always loved the bad guys Blooper the squid, Boo the ghost, and the little bombs! I also follow you on Facebook.

  39. Brooke Caballero says

    My fave is Yoshi. I always used him to win Mario Kart on super nintendo.

  40. Rhonda Varner says

    Hi! I entered this giveaway as my facebok status. Thanks for the great giveaway chance and all the money saving tips you provide. I’ve saved over 800.00 at Harris Teeter this year using things from your coupon class.

  41. says

    My favorite characters are Daisy and Baby Luigi. My 17 year old daughter likes Peach and and my 15 year old son likes Luigi.

  42. says

    We would love to have the game! We have a renewed interest in the Mario clan thanks to the schools percussion group that did a cool rendition of the theme song!

  43. Elizabeth Owens says

    I liked a Frugal Chick on Facebook.

    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  44. Rosemarie says

    I follow you on Facebook, your help with deals helps my budget every week! Thank you !

  45. Rosemarie says

    My kids, 6 and 4 1/2 just discovered the world of Mario Bros. and LOVE IT!! We almost bought this game recently bacause it combines 2 things they love, Mario Bros and Baseball! Unfortunatly we are on a budget : ( They Love Mario and Luigi best because they are brothers and my boys pretend they are them all the time. We would love to try this game!!!!!

  46. Lisa says

    My son is a huge Luigi and Baseball fan. We have been wanting this game so much but have to wait until Christmas. Here’s hoping to win it!


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