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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Ergo Chef Happy Easter Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Barnes & Noble Email/RSS #2

Enter the Barnes & Noble $200 Gift Card Giveaway. Ends 3/15

Vegan Fusion Cookbook Giveaway Blogger Opp

I don't follow a vegan diet but I like trying various vegetarian dishes. Here's a blogger opportunity for some vegan cookbooks that looks interesting. Sign-up if you're interested in participating or come back on the 15th to enter to win.
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Vegan Fusion Cookbook Giveaway Event

Hosted by: My Vegan Gluten-Free Life

Prize: 3 Cookbooks

Event dates: 3/15 – 3/31

Friday, March 1, 2013

Smith’s Country Cheese Mac and Cheese Kit Review

Smith's Farmstead Cheese

Located in Winchendon, Mass. is Smith's Country Cheese, home of award-winning, hand-crafted Gouda, Cheddar, and Havarti cheeses. They offered me the opportunity to try out their Mac and Cheese Kit, which includes 8 oz. of their sharp Cheddar, 8 oz. of their smoked Gouda, a box of Prince elbow pasta, and a recipe card. Here's the tale of my adventure.
Smith's Gouda and Cheddar Cheeses

 I checked out the recipe card early on and noticed a slight problem. It required a 3-5 quart slow cooker and we only have a 2 quart one. I figured I had to adjust things a little... Instead of a slow cooker, I went with baking a casserole. With that said, I set out to make some mac and cheese.

Shabby Apple Winner

Dresses from Shabby Apple
Our giveaway for a $50 Shabby Apple gift certificate ended on Monday night. The grateful winner was  Natalie P. Congrats. And thanks to all for entering.

Free Lamb Cookbook

Australian Lamb Cookbook Cover
I love to cook (and eat) lamb. If you do too, here's an opportunity for a free lamb cookbook from the Meat and Livestock Australia association. Available to households in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Expect deliver in 4-6 weeks. I've gotten prior cookbooks from them in the past and they aren't bad, if you like lamb that is.
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Their two prior cookbooks are available as PDF downloads.

Capture Your Easter Memories Giveaway

Here's a chance to win a nice new Canon Powershot camera just in time for Easter. Bonus prize of $15 gift card to iTunes or Starbucks also available if you register with MyPerfectGift and use MPM in the Referred By field.
Canon A810 Powershot
The new Canon PowerShot A810 digital camera delivers beautiful images and stunning videos. Features great Smart AUTO, 720p HD Video, iFrame, 16.0 Megapixel Image Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor,DIGIC 4 Image Processor, 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle Lens and Digital IS.
Perfect for capturing your Easter memories this year!

Third Annual 2016 Fishing/Camping Giveaway Co-Host Page

RoboForm Mobile Review and RoboForm Everywhere Giveaway

Back in December, I did a review of RoboForm where I highlighted all the features of the desktop app. At the time, I hadn't played with their mobile version. Since then, I've been playing with RoboForm on my Android phone.
RoboForm: Learn more...
I've been using RoboForm on my mobile for a couple months now and I have to say I really like it and wish I installed it sooner. My favorite part of using RoboForm on my phone is I don't have to type in passwords. If you use good passwords, you mix uppercase, lowercase, and symbols into your passwords. These are a pain to type on the phone. You still have to type in your RoboForm password, but the tool will fill in the password for the site you are visiting for you. And, you have all the sites whose passwords were kept saved off as a set of bookmarks, too.

Ten Safety and Privacy Settings Every Parent Needs to Know Before Handing Over the iPad

In connection with our current giveaway of a copy of the book iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies, here is a guest post by its author Jinny Gudmundsen. Be sure to enter before March 6th to get your own copy.
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iPad Apps For Kids For Dummies® Shares Ten Safety and Privacy
Settings Every Parent Needs to Know Before Handing Over the iPad

By Jinny Gudmundsen

You love your iPad, and the kids do too. However, you’re hesitant to hand over your tablet because various disaster scenarios keep popping up in your mind: Your preschooler deletes all of your apps. Your toddler ends up on the Internet. Purchases you didn’t authorize show up on your credit card statement. Your elementary schooler starts using questionable new words she heard on YouTube. And so on and so forth. Is there a way to make iPad use safe for you and your kids…or is it best to just keep your iPad out of reach of little hands?
Relax, and take your iPad down off the top shelf. A new For Dummies® book will help you to gain peace of mind while your kids are tapping, sliding, and typing away.

$175 Cash or Credit Giveaway

It seems like cash is king these days for prizes so here's another chance to win some. This giveaway is open worldwide and runs through March 30th. Good luck.

Welcome to the Cash or Credit Giveaway

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Co-hosted by: Life in a Break Down, Spaceships and Laser Beams, MyStyleSpot, Coupons with Q, Marine Wife, Mommy & Life, Capris Coupons, Mom at 40, A Bird and a Bean and Crazy for Savings. A special thanks to all of the bloggers participating and helping promote this event! This giveaway could not be possible without all of them, so be sure to stop by and send them a thank you.

$200 Cash Thank You Giveaway

I'm a long way to 15K Facebook fans but here is a blogger who did it.

Welcome to MY $200 Cash Thank You Giveaway!

  Thank you bears  

My Vegan Gluten Free Life is celebrating passing 15,000 Fans on Facebook and we are having a Thank You giveaway for my readers. It is all because of YOU, my readers that My Vegan Gluten Free Life is growing! 

And we are so thankful!

I had asked my readers what they would like as a Thank You gift and I got some great ideas such as a solar dehydrator, juicer, vegan gluten-free goodies or cookbooks and even donations to P.E.T.A. These are all great ideas, but I decided to give away $200 CASH via PayPal Cash or a Visa Gift Card to one lucky reader as my way of saying Thank You. I thought that giving cash would make it easier for the winner to get or give exactly what they would like as my thank you gift.

Shop & Eat Giveaway

Here's a giveaway after my own heart, or at least the stomach. It's date night with this Target / Outback combo giveaway. Enter all throughout the month of March. Good luck.

Welcome to the Shop & Eat Giveaway! 
Hosted by : Conservamom, The Penny Hoarder & Barbara's Beat.

 If you like to shop and eat out this is the giveaway for you! Enter to win a 25.00 Target Gift card and a 25.00 Outback Steakhouse Gift card. Just enter the rafflecopter form and one lucky person will win two wonderful prizes worth a total of $50! Giveaway ends 3/31 come back for daily ways to enter!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Four Littles Media Kindle Fire Giveaway

Here's a chance to win a Kindle Fire, the most popular Android tablet. Good luck. You have until the end of the month to enter.

Welcome to the Four Littles Media Kindle Fire Giveaway!

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Enchantails Spring Deluxe Mermaid Sleeping Bag Set & Book Set Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Get Couch Comfy Blogger Opp

Here's an interesting idea for extra seating. Just be sure to remove the cover before using the fireplace. Signup for this blogger opportunity by 4/12. If you're interested in the prize, come back after you finish your taxes on Tax Day (4/15) to enter.
Get Couch Comfy
HearthSoft custom made hearth cushion
ARV $330

Hosted by:

Sign-ups close 4/12
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.
Tell them Java John Z's sent you.
M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.

Harlem Globetrotters are Coming To Boston

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Boston to play at the TD Garden on April 6th and 7th at 1 pm.
Globetrotter Ticket Promo Code
Looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy?  Get your tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters brand new “You Write the Rules” tour.  Your family’s smiles will start before you even get to the game as the Globetrotters take kid participation to a whole NEW level.
Your family can vote at and decide rules for the game that could affect the final outcome.  With rules like double the points for every basket, and two balls in play at the same time, there’s an exciting rule that every kid will enjoy.  After the game, Globetrotter stars will stay on court to sign autographs and take photographs with your kids.  The only thing better than finding an awesome event for the whole family, is getting a great deal on it. Use the promo code “USFAMILY” when you buy tickets for your family to save $7 on each ticket purchased.  *Discount available on select seating levels. Get ready to experience the show your family will remember for a lifetime!
Promo CodeHere is a video showing off the Harlem Globetrotters at play:

Disclosure: All opinions are my own and may differ from yours. We were invited to the event in exchange for this promotion. No other compensation was received. See my disclosure policy for more information.

Listia Gardening Raffles

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Some time ago, I posted a review of the swapping site Listia. It is kind of like an eBay for swappers, where you get credits to get other items from other swappers. They frequently host giveaways as what they call raffles, as you can use your credits to 'purchase' entries. You can also get 10 free entries just for liking the raffle on Facebook.

They just recently posted nine new items for raffle that all fall in the gardening category. With spring coming quickly, they're worth a try to get if you like to garden. Or, just try to win the Garden Gnome and see how far you can throw it. :)

If you are not a member and join through my link, you'll get 100 extra credits free and I'll get a referral bonus if/when you list your first item.

Yankee Candle Coupon, exp March 17th, 2013

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Here's a coupon for $20 off a $45 purchase from Yankee Candle. It expires March 17th and is good on your next purchase, no specific types of candles required..

Follow them on Facebook TheYankeeCandleCompany, on Twitter (@theyankeecandle), or on Pinterest (theyankeecandle).

I keep looking for Yankee Candle giveaways when I post the coupons, but no luck this time either.

Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. See my disclosure policy for more information.

GearHeads Car Prize Pack Giveaway

Have you ever watched Nascar and monitored vehicle telemetry data about the car's key systems? That's basically what the Scangauge does for your car if you win. Here's your chance to win that along with a couple other items for a nice car prize pack worth $279. Good luck. Entries accepted until the end of the month.

Welcome to the GearHeads Giveaway

GearHeads Car Giveaway Event
1 Winner Will Receive the following Car Prize Pack {RV $279}. See form for Entry Details. Open to U.S. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. Ends 2/28. Prizes Include:
  • SCT Scangauge II from (RV $169) - Read the Meezer Review
  • $50 Gift Certificate
  • 3 Fix-A-Flat Kits (RV $60) - Read the Fix-A-Flat Review

Pottery Barn Giveaway, exp 2/28/13

Hey, I'm co-hosting this one. Here's your chance to win a $75 gift card for Pottery Barn, or one of the other stores in their family. Good luck and enter often. I can send you my want list if you win and aren't sure what to buy... :)

Hosted and Sponsored by: Everything Mommyhood 

A special thanks to my co-hosts for making this giveaway possible

One lucky winner will receive a $75 gift card to Pottery Barn. 
Can be redeemed at any of Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, Williams-Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma Home or West Elm stores, online or by phone.

The Popcorn Factory Deluxe Children's Easter Basket Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MailPix Photo Brag Book Review and Giveaway

Logo: Turning Images Into Memories
I was recently given the opportunity to try out MailPix. They're an online photo printing provider that also offers greeting cards, aluminum metal prints, and many other personalized items.

I ordered their 5x7 40-page photo brag book. Brag books are single-sided photos bound together with a plastic ring binding. You upload your pictures then can either auto-generate the book, or manually place pictures on the different pages. I first tried the auto-generate option but wanted to move some pages around. Since their system didn't support reordering the generated pages, I ended up manually structuring the book. This involved picking which layout to put on each page (they offer ten), then placing the individual pictures, up to four per page. You can also add text to pages, set the background color, and decide on the style of the book.
Apart from lack of page reordering, the overall process was pretty easy. It just takes time to get everything to look just right. And comparing the printed book to the page structure of the online project reveals they got everything right. Even the pictures I needed rotated came out properly.

Kobo Arc Giveaway Blogger Opp

Okay, busy night for new blogger opportunities. Be sure to check out the latest upcoming giveaways as they didn't all require announcement posts. There is a referral prize up for grabs here so please tell them Java John Z's sent you if you sign up. Thanks.

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Kobo Arc Giveaway Event

Hosted by: Mom to Bed by 8

Prize: Kobo Arc 64GB {RV$400}

Event dates: 3/25 – 4/15

Melissa & Doug $150 eGift Code Giveaway Blogger Opp

No announcement post required for this blogger opportunity but in case you haven't seen the announcement, I made one.
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Melissa & Doug $150 eGift Code Giveaway
Sponsored by Melissa  & Doug  ~ Organized by Mom Powered Media
The event dates: 3/5 - 3/19

Sign-Up HERE

Chromebook 3G Giveaway Blogger Opp

Here's a blogger opportunity for a nice Samsung Chromebook 3G. Please tell them Java John Z's sent you if you sign up. Thanks.

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Hosted by
: Mom to Bed by 8Chromebook 3G Giveaway Event

Prize: Samsung Chromebook 3G
Event dates: 3/13 – 4/10


Sony Music Country Rocks CD Collection Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Kickin the Winter Blues $1000 Gift Card Giveaway

Kickin the Winter Blues $1000 Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the Kickin The Winter Blues Giveaway

Saving money can be addictive. I almost always look for coupon codes, promo codes, or kickbacks when making online purchases. The hardest thing to do is know when to stop looking for something better. If I've found a working 10% off coupon code, do I keep looking and hope for 20% off or better? For the stores I shop frequently, I've learned they have a typical max discount. Once I find that, I'll usually stop and make the purchase. For new stores, however, I'll keep looking longer, in the hopes of finding a better deal. And, that better deal could be somewhere else, if the item isn't unique to that store. When calculating best price, don't forget to take into account any kickback you'll get with the purchase. That cash back counts, too. Never pay retail again.

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Have you heard of the best place to save money, find online coupons, search coupon codes, and find coupon codes that are updated daily? You might have heard it mentioned on, L.A. Daily News, MSNBC, Woman’s World, and Readers Digest to name a few. If you haven’t been there yet and love to save money! You should visit Rather Be Shopping.

Win a Year's Supply of Organic Valley Milk

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Wouldn't you just love to win a year's supply of organic milk? Organic Valley is giving it away, but you have to work for it. They want a limerick with a "green" theme. Entries accepted until March 15th.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

QMT Windchime Explosion Giveaway Co-Host Page

LEGO® STAR WARS: Droid Tales DVD Giveaway Word of the Day

Enter the LEGO® STAR WARS: Droid Tales DVD Giveaway. Ends 3/4
The secret word of the day for the LEGO® STAR WARS: Droid Tales DVD Giveaway is:

EatSmart Digital Nutrition Kitchen Scale Giveaway Co-Host Page

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The Popcorn Factory Happy Easter Giveaway Co-Host Page

Ergo Chef My Juicer Easter Giveaway Co-Host Page

Dr. Seuss's Hats Off to Reading Sweepstakes

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Help celebrate 20 days of Dr. Seuss. 20 winners in 20 days! Each day, from February 20th until March 19th, they will be giving away a hat-themed prize to their fans. Enter now and visit every day to see if you've won. To learn more about Hats Off to Dr. Seuss, visit

(3) Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat stovepipe hat, Dr. Seuss Things knit cap, Grinch plush, "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" book
(2) Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat stovepipe hat, Dr. Seuss Things knit cap, Horton plush, "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" book
(4) Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat stovepipe hat, Grinch snood, Horton plush, "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" book
(1) Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat stovepipe hat, Grinch snood, Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat finger puppets sets
(1) The Cat in the Hat birthday cake hat, Grinch snood, Dr. Seuss book set
(2) The Cat in the Hat birthday cake hat, Grinch snood, Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat stovepipe topper, "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" book
(3) The Cat in the Hat birthday cake hat, Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat finger puppets, Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat stovepipe hat, "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" book
(4) Dr. Seuss Things trapper hat, Dr. Seuss book set, Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat stovepipe hat

7-Eleven Likes You Sweepstakes

Weekly Prizes
7-Eleven is holding a sweepstakes with weekly prizes. Two $5,000 gift cards and two 4-day cruises on Royal Caribbean. I'll probably only be entering on the Amazon weeks myself, but feel free to enter as frequently as you'd like. When you enter, you can signup for text alerts and get a free Slurpee in the process.

If you sign up for the free Slurpee: You will receive a text message to confirm you've opted in. If you confirm, you may receive up to 8 msgs/mo. Msg and data rates apply. Text STOP to quit, for help, reply HELP.

Free CVS Health Screenings in March

Project Health Tote Bag
Bummer this isn't available in Massachusetts (or New England even) but CVS is offering free health screenings throughout March at various locations throughout the country. They call it Project Health.
Project Health Map
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in March from 2PM – 6PM, adults and children (ages 7+) can stop by a participating CVS for a FREE Health Screening, including BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose screenings for adults (valued at $100!) – no appointment necessary. Plus get a FREE nutrition assessment and tips on how to stop smoking.

Tote bag and $5 coupon available after completion of health screenings.

Melissa & Doug Toys Giveaway, exp 2/26/13

Toy time for the kids and there are three prizes here. Be sure to get all your chances in before the giveaway ends on February 26th. Good luck.

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$350 Melissa & Doug Toys Giveaway
Sponsored by Melissa & Doug

From puzzles to puppets, plush to play food, magnetic activities, music and more, Melissa & Doug® is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of educational toys and children's products.

Over 23 years ago we started our company in the garage of the home where Doug grew up — we had to be careful not to disturb Doug's parents who were still living there! Thanks to your support, we've been able to move into a real office down the road, a building that actually has separate ladies and men's bathrooms! Our philosophy has remained the same over the years–to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. Our line offers something for everyone with over 1,000 innovative products for children of all ages! We've always welcomed customer suggestions, and we continually strive to make improvements to our products. We're honored by the faith you place in us and view it as our responsibility to continue to earn your trust in the years to come!

Read Coupon Gator Mommy's Melissa & Doug Toys Review.

Three lucky winners!
Grand Prize: $250 in Your Choice of Melissa & Doug Products
1st Runner Up: $50 in Melissa & Doug Products
2nd Runner Up: $50 in Melissa & Doug Products

This giveaway ends Feb. 26, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. 
Open to US and Canada residents.
Good Luck!

Molasses Winner

The Great Molasses Flood Cover

The winner of the book The Great Molasses Flood by Deborah Kops is Dianna T. Congratulations and thanks for following. A special thanks to the publisher, Charlesbridge Publishing, for offering the book for review and giveaway.
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Free LOLoudly T-Shirt

LOLoudly T-Shirt
Pick up a free t-shirt from LOLoudly by liking and sharing their freebie announcement post.

$50 Shabby Apple Giveaway

Dresses from Shabby Apple
As part of the Make Our Own Network (M.O.O.N.) Fire Up February and Ignite Your Senses Blog Hop, we're offering a giveaway of a $50 gift certificate to Shabby Apple, graciously donated by them. We're also celebrating 2,000 Twitter followers. Hooray.

Their dresses aren't my style personally, but then again, I don't wear a dress (and neither does my wife). :) But if you like the vintage style, they would certainly have something appealing for you. I'm sure the wardrobe department for Mad Men must love them, as their catalog certainly has that 1960s feeling. And if you're looking for some stylish maternity clothing, they won't let you down. Lastly, they have really cute dresses for little girls, too, up to pre-teen. In addition to dresses, you'll find blouses, swimwear, and accessories. Be sure to check out their catalog if you like their style of clothing.

Monday, February 25, 2013

March Fan Appreciation iPad Mini Giveaway Blogger Opp

March Fan Appreciation iPad mini Giveaway

Cyndee of Rude Mom Blog is celebrating March with a fan appreciation giveaway of an iPad mini. She's accepting 75 bloggers. Be sure to come back to enter.

iPad Mini w/ Wi-Fi 32GB & Cellular Giveaway

Hosted by: Rude Mom
Prize: $559 ARV iPad Mini w/ Wi-Fi 32GB & Cellular
Event dates: 3/11 - 4/8
Sign Up Here

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Brothers-All-Natural Fruit Crisps Blogger Opp

Here's a blogger opportunity for a giveaway of Brothers-All-Natural Fruit Crisps. I've actually eaten these and they're pretty good. Not cheap, but still good. The giveaway runs March 4th through the 18th so stop back to enter if you'd like to win. Bloggers, sign-up before March 2nd and please tell them Java John Z's sent you.
Brothers All Natural
• This event is FREE to join with an announcement post. Announcement post is located on sign up form.
• If you do not wish to post the announcement you can pay a $5 non-post fee.
• You will receive one free link for participating. Your choice of Twitter or Pinterest.
• Additional Links $2 each.
• Co-Host Spots are available for $8. Co-host will receive 4 links on the Rafflecopter form, a link in the giveaway post and one host page.
• Sign-ups end March 2, 2013. Giveaway will run from March 4th to March 18th.
Open to US & Canadian Residents!!
One lucky winner will receive a free 24-pack variety, a mix of regular and Disney packaging.
*The blogger with the most referrals will receive a free Co-Host spot*
Please send payment for additional links, co-host spots via PayPal as a gift to jgseigler @ yahoo {dot} com.
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