2020 has been a year like no other. So Inside the Magic wants to wrap up the year on a high note with the BEST 25 Days of Magic! Does that claim seem a little bold? You be the judge. During our 25 Days of Magic we will:
Give Away $20,000 in Prizes!
Donate $30,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®
Support Small Businesses
Best of all you can help us accomplish these three objectives simply by entering to win as many giveaways as you want, plus telling your friends and family!
We are going to accomplish this with our 25 Days of Magic promotion running from December 1st to 25th. Each day, we will draw one or more winners for that day’s prize leading up to A Trip to Disney World! sweepstakes being held on Christmas Day!
You can start entering some of the giveaways today. After this announcement, we will begin opening each of our giveaways over the course of the coming weeks. You can expect 4 – 5 giveaways opened for entries today, another handful tomorrow, and the next day until we’ve announced all 25.
Curiousity got the better of you? We are announcing 21 of the giveaways today (see below) even though you can’t enter some of these for a few more days. Our December 10th, 13th, 14th, and 16th prizes will be revealed last – no later than Thanksgiving Day. These three have been delayed to provide the opportunity for some additional prize sponsors to join the promotion. If one, two, or three more prize sponsors join, then the four prizes we already have lined up for those days will be combined into a single day.
We invite you to enter as many of these giveaways as you wish, and there is no purchase or donation required. The earlier you start entering, the more chances you will have to win.
Each individual sweepstakes will be shared initially on our Inside the Magic Merch Facebook page. Follow us on this newer Facebook page if you are a fan of Merchandise and Food. You can also bookmark our website’s giveaway page for each giveaway opportunity. On the subject of giveaway opportunities thru the end of day November 23rd, we have our final Mandalorian giveaway for the month of November.
$20,000 in Prizes!
We have some amazing partners who are assisting in this effort. These small businesses’ support made this prize list and promotion possible. Many of these businesses have supplied prizes from a variety of brands you know and love. Here are the various prize sponsors represented in our 25 Days of Magic.
$30,000 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® Donation
Every unique entry into one of our giveaways will result in $1 donated to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, up to $30,000! Let me say that again — simply by entering any (or all) of these sweepstakes, YOU will help provide life-saving care to children in need.
The total donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® is for the benefit of 3 different Children’s Hospitals. Those Hospitals are:
- Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (Orlando, FL, near Walt Disney World Resort)
- CHOC Children’s – Children’s Hospital of Orange County (Orange, CA, near Disneyland Resort)
- The Children’s Hospital at Providence (Anchorage, AK)
Best of all, if you help us go viral with this promotion and support our sponsors, we might be able to donate more than the $30,000 planned. Anything Inside the Magic collects (such as sponsor fees, affiliate commissions, etc.) during this promotion will also go to fund the work at these three hospitals.
You can join our effort in providing life-saving care to children in need by donating here and selecting the hospital of your choice.
Support Small Businesses
Last, but certainly not least, we encourage you to do your holiday shopping with our generous partners who not only donated these prizes for you but also are instrumental in our ability to donate so much money to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Here, again, are the actual sponsors we are asking you to support.
These small businesses need your help this year, because just like for the rest of us, 2020 has been a difficult year for many of these businesses, too. With travel restricted and people out of work, holiday sales could make a huge difference this year for many businesses. Therefore, when you purchase from these businesses, you’re doing more than buying a gift this holiday season — you are helping businesses support their employees and their communities.
Additionally, you will notice links to products from other businesses not included in the list above such as shopDisney and Amazon. ALL affiliate fees and commissions Inside the Magic receives from these sales are being used to support & fund the donation to The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, and if we exceed $30,000 then our donation will also increase.
Why We Support The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®
We choose The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® to be our charity for this holiday promotion for a very personal reason. The Children’s Hospital holds a special place in our hearts because of our son, and we want to share our story.
In 2006, my wife, Jennifer, and I became parents when our son, Jacob, was born at The Children’s Hospital at Providence in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born 11 weeks premature — and even though he didn’t get his happily ever after, in the 10 days he lived (entirely at The Children’s Hospital) we got to see firsthand the amazing work of the doctors and nurses who cared for him.
Multiple life-saving surgeries were performed during Jacob’s short life, and among my most memorable experiences during that time was how the medical staff cared for the adults and parents, in addition to the children in their care.
I recall one particular day as we were changing Jacob’s diaper for the first time. Imagine, if you can, that exercise with a tiny premature baby as you are reaching through the infant incubators found in most hospital NICUs.
Suffice to say, we made a mess, but it was comical leading to our best laugh of the entire 10 days. At the hospital, the doctors kept a journal of each child’s progress that parents could read whenever they wished. The next day, when we read about our own laughter and experience in that journal, it sunk in. Children’s Hospital cares for more than children; they care for parents, too.
But my wife and I are not alone in our experience with The Children’s Hospital. Fast forward to today, and there are thousands of parents, many of them Cast Members (both former and current), whose sons and daughters are also receiving care at a Children’s Hospital every single day. We selected these three Children’s Hospitals (Arnold Palmer, CHOC, and Providence) so that the families of Cast Members and other families who live near Walt Disney World or Disneyland could share in the same support that was so critical when my family needed it.
While this fundraiser was inspired by Jacob’s life and the care he received, my family’s story is not unique. Childhood ailments of all types inspire a community of supporters.
Another powerful story comes from Karli, the daughter of Jay & Karen Leonard. Jay is the General Manager of Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort (one of our prize & donation sponsors). We’ve included the video below for you to watch this first-hand account from Karli of her care:
Karli is a Pediatric Cancer Survivor. Her inspiring story gives us encouragement and hope. As we structured this promotion, supporting the three Children’s Hospitals was at the core of what we are doing. But we intentionally did not go the route of a raffle, because 2020 has been a year that has been tough on so many of us.
We encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation to The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® using this link if you are able to. It would be wonderful if we raised more than $30,000. But even if you can’t donate, please spread the word. Every person who enters means our donation increases by another $1 up to $30,000.
Please also support our partners this holiday season. This year has proven that we are stronger together, and these businesses are showing through their partnership that we can collectively achieve amazing results.
December 1st – We are kicking off 25 Days of Magic with a bang. Disney Codeillusion teaches you to code with an interactive coding program featuring your favorite Disney characters. They have given us their Enchanted program package valued at $899. But wait there is more….we have three of these prizes! That’s right not one but three lucky winners will get a chance to win, creating a total prize value of $2,697 split between the winners!
December 2nd – Our second prize comes from our sponsor Toynk, who has also sponsored this current Star Wars giveaway ending on Sunday, November 15th. Toynk gives you the opportunity to shop for every fandom universe, and they have a great prize package for two Harry Potter fans and prize winners which includes: a Harry Potter House Logos 16 Piece Ceramic Dinnerware Set and a Harry Potter Voldemort Death Eater 16-Piece Dinnerware Set. Toynk’s 25 Days of Magic prize is valued at $210.
December 3rd – Our third prize comes from our sponsor Blankie Tails who offer the perfect way to stay cozy at home. The winner of this prize will receive four Blankie Tails of the winner’s choice from their Disney collection. With each Blankie Tail priced between $17.10 to $36.99, the total prize value is up to $148.
December 5th – Featuring another day in which your odds of winning are enhanced with not one but three prize winners, Disney fan and author Aaron Goldberg is sponsoring our promotion with three sets (one for each winner) of three signed copies of his books. Each of our three winners will receive: The Disney Story, Meet the Disney Brothers, and The Wonders of Walt Disney World, which together cost $47 making the total prize value $141 split between three winners.
December 6th – Thomas Kinkade Studios is offering a set of their Christmas/Winter gallery wraps valued at $267. This three-painting set includes Mickey and Minnie – Sweetheart Holiday, Beauty and the Beast’s Winter Enchantment, Mickey’s Victorian Christmas. Thomas Kinkade Studios’ 25 Days of Magic prize is valued at $267.
December 7th – Toynk has generously provided prizes for four separate days in our 25 Days of Magic and day seven of the promotion a #MandoMondays prize for the Star Wars fan. The winner of this four-item prize pack will receive Star Wars: The Mandalorian Darksaber 24-Inch LED Desk Light Lamp, Star Wars: The Mandalorian Symbols 4-Piece Enamel Pin Set, Star Wars: The Mandalorian Beskar Credit 3-Inch Magnetic Replica Pin, and a Star Wars Han Solo in Carbonite 39 x 91 Inches Area Rug. This prize is valued at $216.
December 8th – 10 winners have a chance to win a prize from Buckle-Down! The prizes available include: their just-released Lady and the Tramp Dog Collar, three Signature “D” buckle Belt (1 each in Gold, Black, & Pearl), Jack Skellington face buckle Belt, Mickey Mouse ears buckle Belt, Star Wars The Child Squeaky Dog Toy, Star Wars The Child Wallet, Star Wars Action Figures Wallet, and a Nightmare Before Christmas Crossbody Wallet. These prizes are valued at $283 split between 10 winners.
December 9th – FUN.com has five items for a single winner. The winner of this giveaway will receive a group of Disney Villain prizes which include: Danielle Nicole Evil Queen Crossbody, Couture de Force Maleficent Statue, Disney Villain Water Globe, Poisoned Apple Ceramic Mug, and Munchkin Disney Card Game. FUN.com’s 25 Days of Magic prizes are valued at $250.
December 11th – Foolish mortals the next prize from Dooney & Bourke can be found on shopDisney. The new Haunted Mansion Wallpaper Dooney & Bourke Crossbody (which has since sold out) prize is valued at $200.
December 12th – Toynk next 25 Days of Magic prize two – Star Wars The Mandalorian 8-Piece Limited Edition Stoneware Dinnerware Sets providing the winner with a total 16-Piece set once combined. This prize is valued at $196.
December 13th – Calling all Disney fashionistas! This entry into our 25 Days of Magic includes a Mickey Mouse Backpack by Loungefly and a Minnie Mouse Ears Bangle by Alex and Ani. This prize is valued at $120.
December 14th – Parents want to be a hero to your little Star Wars fan? We have a mega pack of Hasbro Star Wars Toys in today’s prize pack. This 25 Days of Magic total prize value is $454.
December 16th – Today we are spreading some wintery magic courtesy of our favorite Arendelle sisters, Elsa and Anna. These ColourPop Frozen 2 Makeup sets will be a welcome gift for your Frozen fan. The total prize value is $84.
December 17th – Orlando Restaurants Café Tu Tu Tango & Mia’s Italian Kitchen both of which is located on International Drive near all of Orlando’s theme parks has our prize for this giveaway. $125 gift card from each restaurant makes the total prize value of $250.
December 18th – Paddlefish in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World has a $100 restaurant gift card & two Disney World Magic Bands for our winner. This prize is valued at $160.
December 19th – Toynk 4th prize in our 25 Days of Magic promotion is both the super popular Disney Princess Dinnerware set (Collection #3) AND Disney Princess Ceramic Tea Set. This prize is valued at $280.
December 20th – Disney Codeillusion returns to our prize list with another opportunity for 3 winners to learn how to code with their interactive coding program featuring Disney characters. They have given us their Prime program package valued at $499. This Disney Codeillusions prize is valued at $1,497 split between the 3 winners!
December 21st – Scentsy has a unique offering for our next prize. The winner will receive EITHER a Disney Scentsy Warmer OR a refund of up to $150 on a prior online purchase with our partner Magical Warmers. Go ahead and order those Scentsy presents now in time for Christmas, and if you win you can exchange your prize for a credit against that purchase. Total prize value of $150.
December 22nd – Terralina Crafted Italian in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World has a $100 restaurant gift card & two Disney World Magic Bands for our winner. This prize is valued at $160.
December 23rd – You have a chance to win a 5-nights and 6-day stay at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort. Wyndham Lake Buena Vista is the hotel closest to Disney Springs shopping in the Disney Springs area at Walt Disney World. This prize is valued at $1,572.
December 24th – Magical Vacation Homes has graciously provided our Christmas Eve prize which is a 7-night stay at this 3,300 square foot vacation home near Walt Disney World. This prize is valued at $4,960.
December 25th – Academy Travel is supplying our Christmas Day prize which is a 6-night, 7-day Disney Resort Hotel Package at a Deluxe Resort in Walt Disney World for up to four people. Additionally, the winner will receive up to four Walt Disney World 6 day Theme Park Tickets, and more. This trip to Walt Disney World prize is valued at $4,998!
Remember to Enter any of these giveaways please go to our Giveaway Page.