Nationwide Give Away & Review: Nintendo Wii Game

by Laura on June 6, 2011

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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Sarah S June 17, 2011 at 6:21 am

I like the little mushrooms with faces :)

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Sarah June 17, 2011 at 6:15 am

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!!!!

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Tanya June 17, 2011 at 6:06 am

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

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Tanya June 17, 2011 at 6:02 am

I love Luigi just something about his character I find so cute.

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MarciaHz June 17, 2011 at 5:42 am

I follow on Facebook!! My favorite character is Yoshi!!!

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Vontisha Seawood June 17, 2011 at 5:37 am

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

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Lisa June 16, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Fav Mario character: Blue Mushroom Guys

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Sanam June 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm

My favorite character is Pricess Peach!!!

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Reggial June 16, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I love WII games. I am a FB fan.

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Leanne Gagnon June 16, 2011 at 12:38 pm

1. Favorite: Toad

2. Like ” A Frugal Chick” Done! Leanne Gagnon

3. Follow “A Frugal Chick” on Twitter Done! @LeanneGagnon1

4. Tweet about this give away: https://twitter.com/#!/LeanneGagnon1/status/81398832667176960

5. Post this giveaway in your facebook status Done!
Leanne Gagnon

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Whitney June 16, 2011 at 11:13 am

Princess, of course!

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PRENTICE June 15, 2011 at 9:23 pm

MY FAVORITE CHARACTER IS LUIGI!!!

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Pauline M June 15, 2011 at 7:21 pm

I follow on twitter (pauline15)

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Pauline M June 15, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I’m a facebook fan (pauline1501)

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Pauline M June 15, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I like the little mushroom guys, definately little cuties!

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Karen D June 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm
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Karen D June 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Following frugalchick on twitter, kjsbristol

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Karen D June 15, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Hi – Our favorite is SUPER MARIO!

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Inez June 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Like ” A Frugal Chick” on Facebook

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Inez June 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I like Toad. He’s tiny and cute

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Laura June 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm

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

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Laura June 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I now follow you on Twitter! :) @laurashrti

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Laura June 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm

I liked you on FB :)

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Laura June 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm

My favorite character is Yoshi! Love that little green guy :)

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Tina T June 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I like Mario and I liked you on Facebook.

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Tina T June 15, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I like Mario and I liked you on Facebook.

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kathleen guzman June 15, 2011 at 10:18 am

Hi! I loke you on FB!!

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Bethany June 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

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!

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Sue June 15, 2011 at 9:06 am

We LOVE Mario and all his games!

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Darlene June 15, 2011 at 7:47 am

Mario is my favorite.

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Darlene June 15, 2011 at 7:46 am

I like “A Frugal Chick” on facebook.

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Kristina June 14, 2011 at 11:50 pm

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 :D 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.

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Kristina June 14, 2011 at 11:46 pm

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

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malika liggin June 14, 2011 at 11:46 pm

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malika liggin June 14, 2011 at 11:45 pm

i like a frugal chick on facebook

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Kristina June 14, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Shared this give away on fb. Kristina Noetzelman

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malika liggin June 14, 2011 at 11:44 pm

i like mario

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heather stevens June 14, 2011 at 10:51 pm

the princess is my favorite mario character!

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sharon b June 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm

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

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Vanessa June 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm

I follow you on Twitter as mom_loves_deals. vmvazquez83 at yahoo dot com

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Vanessa June 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm

My 5 year old loves Mario. vmvazquez83 at yahoo dot com

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Monica Young June 14, 2011 at 9:08 pm

I’m quite fond of Yoshi he’s super cute. Thank you for the entry.

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Ebony June 14, 2011 at 8:56 pm

My fav has to be Yoshi

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