United Concordia, which is the dental insurance carrier for active duty military dependents, is sponsoring a Prize Giveaway for the “Month of the Military Child” starting in April. According to the United Concordia Tricare Dental Program Monthly Newsletter, the drawing will be held on line so the families that are interested can enter their child’s name at the TRICARE Dental Program website at www.TRICAREdentalprogram.com, from now until midnight on April 29, 2009 Eastern Standard Time.
Depending on the age of the child there are different prizes available. I’ve listed the age bracket/category and the prize given for first, second, and third places. Note that this is more than just a game as it promotes the best pediatric dentistry Batavia IL services around the area to get utmost dental healthcare.
First Prize is a Disney’s Baby Einstein’s “Water, Water Everywhere”, book; “Baby Neptune Ocean Adventure Gym”, “Discovering Water” DVD; and “Teethe and tug Pals”: Baby and Neptune.
The “Adventure Gym” has a whale prop-up pillow, a sea scenery play mat, an electronic water filled toy, and a soft teething toy.
Second Prize is a Baby Einstein’s My First Story Reader which contains three interactive books and a “First Sounds” DVD. This prize helps babies with sounds, colors, shapes, and learning how to matching items.
Third Prize for this age group is a $50.00 gift certificate for the Military Exchange.
First Prize is an “Active Learning System” from VTech. This helps children learn math, science, reading, and spelling. The game console can be connected to the web, it is both wireless and motion-activated and the system plugs directly into a television. In addition to the system, it includes a “Scooby-Doo” game cartridge.
Second Prize for this age group is a “Reading System” from VTech. This helps children to read and makes it really fun because the child can either create and animate their own story or have a story read to them. It also includes “My Friends Tigger amp; Pooh” books and one story cartridge.
Third Prize is a Military Exchange gift certificate for $50.00.
First Prize is a “Nintendo Wii” Game System and “Play bundle”. It has a wireless controller and a cartridge with nine games.
Second Prize is a “Nintendo DS Lite” which is a hand held game system and includes a “Super Mario Bros.” game cartridge.
Third Prize is also a $50.00 Military gift certificate for the Exchange.
It’s important to keep in mind that children can only be signed up by either their legal guardian or parent and only one entry per child. This is for all children that are dependents of Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve members that are enrolled in the TRICARE Dental Program which is United Concordia. Winners will be posted on the TRICARE Dental Program Website on May 28, 2009.
Although some may say the prizes awarded are very expensive, I believe the military child is a special one and they too deserve to be appreciated and honored for what their parents do.