Beat the Summer Sun with this Summer Essentials Kid’s Prize Pack!

Earlier today I was telling you about how awesome the SwimZip is (you can read my review here).  And since it is one of my must have items for any child for summer, I wanted to give you a chance to win one.  But you see, Betsy, the creator of SwimZip, it not just awesome – she’s super awesome!  So she and a group of her friends came together to allow me to give one lucky the reader the chance to win what can only be describe as a Summer Essential Prize Pack for Kids!


In order to help your get your kiddo(s) ready for summer, we’re giving away all the things they need to have safe fun in the sun!  The lucky winner will receive all of the items below!

UV 50+ Swimsuit from SwimZip


Personalized Towel from the Adorable Banner Company.


Pair of Kid’s Sunglasses from Eyes Cream Shades.


Reusable Bag from Zizzy Bee Bags.


Towel Cover Up from Show No Towels.


Set of Tags from Kiddo Tags.


With this prize pack, you will be totally, completely prepared for any sun adventure that this summer brings!  So get ready to dress your child in their fabulous new suit, put on their cover up and head to the pool or beach.  Don’t forget their personalized towel and sunglasses and be sure to store it all in your fabulous reusable bag!  How perfect is that?

With Spring Break just a few short weeks away, it’s time to get ready for fun and get prepared for keeping your kids safe from the hot summer sun.  So let us help you do it in style!

Entry is super easy thanks to Rafflecopter.  Just use the entry form below.

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Giveaway will end at 11:59 PM EST on March 15, 2013.  Giveaway is open to residents of the United States only.  The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug is not responsible for prize fulfillment.


  1. Beth

    Try to stay inside during the peak sun hours.

  2. Plenty of water proof sunscreen, hats and glasses

  3. Angela W

    We use sunblock

  4. katie aussant says:

    we use suntan lotion and the kids wear hats

  5. Jen5253 Range

    It’s so hot in Texas that we stay inside during the hottest hours. But then we make sure to use sunscreen, hats and sunglasses when we are outside.

  6. Sandy VanHoey

    We go to the park early in the morning and also use sunscreen when outdoors

  7. Amanda Selenke

    We try to hang out in the shade as much as possible and we love going to the spray park and playing in the shady parts!

  8. Kelly Tobin

    Would be fab for my niece when we go abroad this year xx

  9. Lori Lopez says:

    Sunscreen, glasses, hats, and drink lots of water

  10. Mary Ann Knox

    Really good sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and staying hydrated with lots of water.

  11. Tabitha P.

    a big hat,shade and lots of sunscreen

  12. Shannon L. Barlow says:

    I use Skin So Soft through Avon. It works awesome on everyone!!!!!

  13. Crystal says:

    We use sunscreen as well as staying in the shade and avoiding peek sun hours.

  14. waterproof sunscreen, hats. Go inside or stay in the shade during peak hours. Drink LOTS of water.

  15. Donna B says:

    lots of sunscreen

  16. natalie nichols says:

    sunblock and hats

  17. Sunscreen!

  18. Rinki Ghosh says:

    Drinking coconut water and fresh fruit juices along with water to keep hydrated,using umbrealla,sunscreen and hat while going out,avoiding unneccesary outings in day and light food .

  19. Rinki Ghosh says:

    Drinking coconut water and fresh fruit juices along with water to keep hydrated,using umbrealla,sunscreen and hat while going out,avoiding unneccesary outings in day and having light food .

  20. Chelsea o says:

    We always wear sunscreen, and stay inside during the worst sun times 12-3 or so

  21. Vikki Billings says:

    Sun screen when we are out in the sun and staying out of the sun during the hottest part of the day

  22. Terri C. McMillan says:


  23. Jacquelyn says:


  24. Patricia B says:

    Always have sun screen on hand

  25. Janet W. says:

    We always wear sun screen and hats to protect our skin!

  26. Edna Williams says:

    Try to hang out in the shade during the hottest part of the day.

  27. Paula Lee says:

    Major sunscreen!

  28. Sunscreen, sunscreen, and more sunscreen.

  29. Wide brim sun hat

  30. we use sun block alot.

  31. Paol Trenny says:

    sunscreen, sun block, hats, and clothing…plus stay in the shade —– Pauline aka Paol Trenny ….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  32. D SCHMIDT says:

    Sunscreen and we stay in the shade as much as possible.

  33. Jennifer says:

    Sunscreen and hats!!

  34. Christina Howell says:

    I make sure my kids wear plenty of sunblock and we stay in the shade or indoors during the peak hours of the sun.

  35. Carmen Van Deursen

    Use lots of sunscreen and take breaks from the sun and into some shade.

  36. sunblock


    lots of sun screen

  38. Brenda White Myers

    we use sunscreen and wear hats and sunglasses

  39. I make sure they are all lathered down with sunscreen and they wear a hat.

  40. Elise Haase says:

    We use sunscreen sun hats and shade lol

  41. janice joyner

    we use tons of sunscreen and drink water and also mist our bodies with a spray bottle

  42. Elise Haase says:

    Sunscreen and Sun hats

  43. Using sunblock and wearing sun glasses.

  44. Amanda Ehst says:

    We avoid peak sun, use sunscreen, wear hats, shades, cover ups.

  45. julie murphy says:

    lots of sunscreen

  46. Diane S.

    We use sunscreen and hats, and if we are going to be out all day, try to go somewhere that has a cool place indoors. Not being outside between 11am and 1 pm helps too. We go to the splash park up the street in early evening!

  47. Stacey R

    Put long sleeve bathing suits on the kids!

  48. I slather on the sunscreen and we wear our sunglasses.

  49. Diane Wolf

    Shade and lots and lots of suncreen!

  50. We use sunscreen every hour or so. Also, when our girls start wearing make-up, they use foundation that has SPF in it.
    Thank You!
    Ross Olson

  51. Melissa Hartley

    Use lots of sunscreen & stay in the shade as much as possible! :)
    Thank you.

  52. would be great for my grandbabies:)

  53. Kelly D says:

    I apply sunblock to my kid’s skin before we spend time outdoors.

  54. Ashley Parks

    Sunscreen!! :)

  55. chelesa sims

    I use SPF 30 suntan lotion with when go outside

  56. Sun block and sun glasses

  57. michelle oakley warner

    tons of sunblock , hats and an umbrella

  58. Jaimie Adams

    I always use sunblock and keep applying it. :)

  59. chrissy c says:

    We use sunscreen and hats!

  60. Jill H

    Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats….

  61. kelly tillotson

    sunscreen and uv 50 swimwear

  62. Sunscreen!

  63. sandra davis says:


  64. Colleen Maurina says:

    We always use sunscreen and wear sun hats.

  65. Sylvia White

    Lots os sunscreen

  66. Sunscreen and rashguard shirts with spf in them.

  67. Amanda Alvarado says:

    We use sunscreen whenever we will be going outside!

  68. steve weber

    apply and reapply sunscreen every hour.

  69. Janet Benthin

    Hats and sunscreen

  70. Christina says:

    hats, sunscreen, plenty of water available to stay hydrated

  71. lots of sunscreen

  72. Mary Hahn Diehl says:

    First and foremost is Sun screen. I always buy a bathing suit top with the UV protection in it as well.

  73. Tari Lawson says:

    We use 50 sunblock.

  74. Sunscreen all the time.

  75. Audra Weathers says:

    We try to stay indoors during the hottest part of the day and save outdoor activities for early morning or afternoon.

  76. April Brenay says:

    we live in WA its grey 10 months out of the year lol

  77. We put on sunscreen before we leave the house! That way we are for sure not to forget once we get to the beach & all the excitement begins!


    Always use lots of sunscreen!

  79. jodi zimmerman

    We always try to use sunblock and sit under the umbrellas at the pool!

  80. terri morgan

    we use sunglasses and sun block.

  81. Sunscreen, glasses, hats, and drink lots of water

  82. Katherine

    We use the highest available sun screen there is

  83. lauren knott

    Put on a lot of sunblock!

  84. Megan Cromes

    water and water proof sunscreen

  85. Darlene Jones-Nelson

    We use hats and at the beach we use a huge umbrella

  86. Debra Hall

    sunscreen is a must

  87. courtney hennagir says:

    lots of sunscreen and hang time in the shade!

  88. Darlene Ysaguirre

    Lots of Sunscreen =)

  89. Deborah says:

    Stay out of the sun as much as possible during the middle of the day (and hats/ sunscreen)

  90. We lather in good sunscreen!

  91. We try to stay out of the sun as much as possible, but use sunscreen when we can’t avoid it.

  92. Susan Johnson says:

    Everyone in my family wears a lot of sunscreen, as well as rash guards that keep harmful sun rays out.

  93. Kathy H. says:

    My son always has a hat on while outside to protect his head from the sun.

  94. Robin Wilson says:

    No one leaves the house without sunscreen!! Also, sunglasses!

  95. We use UV Swim Shirts

  96. rachel rohde

    we use the highest SPF,shade breaks and plenty of water.

  97. Heather Baird says:

    We use a high SPF

  98. Megan Stone says:


  99. melissa williams says:

    We just use lots of sunblock and try to stay in the shade.

  100. try to stay out of the sun when it’s the hottest/highest uv rays, and wear sunglasses, hats, lotion

  101. Cindy S.

    Lots of sunscreen!

  102. Darlene Owen says:

    Use lots of sunscreen

  103. DawnG

    During the summer we really try and take extra procaution to play in the shade.

  104. Sunscreen,protective clothing and hats

  105. Sherrie B. Ware-Lopez says:

    Lots of sunblock, caps and sunglasses cause one grandson is red haired and fair skinned, other grandson and both his sisters are blonde and fair skinned.

  106. Julie Rupert says:

    We use lots of sunscreen.

  107. susan

    We wear SPF clothes and use lots of sunscreen.

  108. No leaving the house without sun screen… no excuses!
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  109. nicole barr

    since sunscreen isnt enough anymore I make sure my daughter has a hat to protect her head and I try to limit her time in the sun

  110. Monique Rizzo says:

    We use a lot of sunscreen.
    Thanks for the chance.

  111. Stephanie L. says:

    Lots of sunscreen

  112. Lots of sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats! Especially hats because my daughter has VERY light hair and not too much!
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  113. Meredith says:

    we use sunscreen and they always have sunglasses.

  114. Kimberly says:

    Lots and lots of sunscreen!

  115. we use sunscreen and either sunglasses or a hat

  116. We use lots of sunscreen lotion.

  117. Tara Martin says:

    Sunblock everyday, and when we take a break to try to sit in the shade.

  118. SPF sunscreen all the time!

  119. We have to use a ton of sunscreen.
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  120. Sunscreen for sure! But we also have plenty of cool hats for them to choose from to protect their faces!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  121. Suzie Williams says:

    Use sunblock and make sure to reapply!

  122. Cheryl Chervitz

    I try to keep the grandchildren inside during peak sunny hours, use sunscreen when we are outside.

  123. Sunscreen! Apply it about 30 minutes BEFORE you plan on being out in the sun!

  124. Everyone in my family is very very fair skinned so we will be using lots and lots of sunscreen.

  125. we always wear sunscreen:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

  126. Kristi C

    We wear plenty of sunscreen and reapply it after being in the water.

  127. Plenty of sunscreen!

  128. We use lots of sunscreen; sun glasses and hats

  129. Rhonda Breeding says:

    We use spray-on sunscreen, works great and super easy to use!

  130. Lots and lots of sunblock!

  131. We use Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, seek shade when possible

  132. amy rouse

    Hats and long sleeves

  133. use sunblock

  134. Lots of sunscreen and throw on a hat.

  135. Shanna Schulte says:

    Sun screen ALWAYS!!!!!

  136. Plenty of sunscreen and drink lots of water and my son wears the uv swimwear

  137. christina holmes

    i put a toooooooooooooooon of sunblock on my children! Also they wear shirts lol

  138. Jessica Reurich

    We sunscreen like crazy!!! Every 30 mins!!!

  139. My daughter will usually wear sunscreen on her face and ears whenever we go outside.

  140. Gina Demaree says:

    My kids are all pretty dark completed and don’t burn easily. But when it’s really bright outside, we take lots of shade breaks.

  141. Brittany Marshall Pickett says:

    We use swim suits with swim shirts and sunscreen with high SPF.

  142. Kyle Nooe says:

    Can’t wait for summer

  143. Rebecca

    We try to stay out of the sun when its the harshest. Spray on sunscreen has been life changing for me, my son moves so fast! Also we LOVE our Show No towel!! Cannot have enough of them!

  144. We use sunscreen, sunglasses and try to stay in the shade as much as possible.

  145. Cassandra Greenleaf

    Stay in the shade! :)

  146. sunscreen

  147. jeannine s says:

    We wear swimshirts with UV protection when swimming, hats and sunglasess with sunblock when at park

  148. We live in Florida and have a history of skincare in our family so we wear sun protective clothing and apply organic sunblock when we are out in the sun.

  149. This would be great for the upcoming summer that I’ve been so ready for since it started snowing out.

  150. Sun shirts

  151. shade and lots of sunscreen

  152. Uv coverup from Patagonia.

  153. lots of sunblock

  154. Susan Johnson says:

    A ton of waterproof sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and swim shirts!

  155. Jo-Anne Pfoh

    sunblock and water

  156. Definitely put sunblock :)

  157. alexia miller says:

    Sunscreen and rash guard shirts!

  158. Sunblock & not going out during peek sun hours.

  159. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    sunscreen and hats

  160. Sun screen an reapplying sun screen

  161. Kali Hees

    Sunblock sunblock sunblock and hats!

  162. Sunscreen, hats and glasses :)

  163. Tricia Rich says:

    Definitely a high UV sunscreen, hat with wide brim & UV glasses

  164. Victoria Carlson says:

    crazy amounts of sunscreen!!

  165. Rebecca Peters says:

    Lots of sunscreen and hats

  166. Brittney House says:

    we wear sunscreen and we dont stay in the sun for long periods of time

  167. Lots of Sunscreen

  168. Jennifer Reed says:

    We use sunscreen but I know I could do more to protect my kids skin.

  169. Sunglasses, hats and sunscreen.

  170. melanie fleming

    They wear the “rash guard” shirts!

  171. Holly Treat says:


  172. Trish Clapper

    sunscreen is the easiest way to protech

  173. Aimee Wilson says:

    Lots of sunscreen!

  174. Shawna e says:

    My sister always uses sunscreen on my niece and nephew. Moisturizers daily too

  175. Karin DiNarda says:

    sunscreen, hats, sunglasses

  176. we have face sunscreen and body spray sunscreen, apply 1/2 hour before leaving for the beach and also after swimming we re-apply!

  177. Oh, I make sure all of us (including my reluctant husband) always put on sunscreen when we will be outside during the summer and I try to keep sunglasses & hats on everyone, as well! Never be too safe when it comes to sun protection!

  178. sunscreen and hats!!!!

  179. Heather Garcia

    We are an outdoors family so we use alot of sunscreen

  180. JoAnn F.

    We use sunscreen and a umbrella!
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  181. Hats and sunscreen.

  182. Lots of sunscreen, hats and UV swimwear!

  183. susan smoaks

    we limit sun exposure and we wear a lot of sunscreen

  184. Katelyn McKim

    We use sunblock (make it ourselves :))

  185. carol lewis says:

    Special fabric shirts and hats.

  186. Chris Noe

    Sunscreen. All day, everyday.

  187. CarolynH

    I make sure we all apply & reapply sunscreen & wear sunglasses; we stay in shade when possible or make shade with a screen or umbrella.

  188. use sunblock and sunscreen lotion

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