Minute to Win It: Fun For the Whole Family & a GIVEAWAY

Do you remember Minute to Win It? Remember how fun it was to watch people make fools of themselves in an effort to complete silly challenges before a minute was up? My husband and I used to laugh our heads off at some of the contestants– either that, or talk smack about how we were sure we could do a much better job of it. Ha!  

Well… great news! The Game Show Network (GSN) is bringing Minute to Win It back to TV and it will be hosted by speed skating champion Apolo Anton Ohno.  Each one-hour episode features competitors facing up to 10 challenges that escalate in level of difficulty using everyday household items. Each game has a one-minute time limit and failure to finish the task on time may result in elimination.

I was super excited to see the sneak peek of Minute to Win It featuring host Apolo Anton Ohno, one of the most decorated American athletes of all time. All new episodes of Minute to Win It premiere June 25 at 8/7c only on GSN. For more information, connect with Minute to Win It on Facebook and Twitter, and visit the GSN website


Truth? We don’t watch a ton of TV. But what we DO watch tends to be funny, highly entertaining, and family-friendly. Minute to Win It fills all those requirements.   Proof that it’s fun for the whole family? Why, sure. I’ve got that. My family– Bama and Papa included– got together to test out some of these silly and challenging little games.

First up? Junk in the Trunk. Who do you think was best at shaking those balls out of the tissue box, hmm? Clue: those with flatter backsides had the most success. This rules me out, ahem



Ah, yes. Defying Gravity. Do you have any idea how challenging it is to keep multiple balloons in the air at once?? My parents were both remarkably good at this one.


  (We may have lowered the required number of balloons for the three-year-old set.)

  So what was I good at? A Bit Dicey. The challenge is to balance six dice on a popsicle stick in your mouth. People? I got eight. Of course, I have no photo evidence of that. So you’re going to have to trust me. Or call my mom.

Every. Second. Counts. Catch all new episodes of MInute to Win It with new host Apolo Ohno all summer long on GSN.

Interested in having some family fun of your very own? Would a $100 Visa gift card to use toward a “family fun night in” help? To earn a chance to win, simply leave a comment answering the question: 

Which “Minute to Win It game would your family love to play?  

(see sweepstakes rules below to learn ways in which you can earn an additional entry)  Sweepstakes Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods: Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post Tweet (public message) about this promotion; including exactly the following unique term in your tweet message: “#SweepstakesEntry”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post Blog about this promotion, including a disclosure that you are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post, and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winner  will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.   The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 6/18/13 – 7/17/13.

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