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Saturday, April 12, 2014

#Disneynature BEARS is Coming April 18th

#Disneynature BEARS is Coming April 18th
Olivia Holt, performer of BEARS anthem “Carry On” and Star of Disney Channel’s “I Didn’t Do It,” hosted a special screening of Disneynature’s BEARS on the Walt Disney Studios lot this past Saturday, April 5th.
Guests were encouraged to bring a new plush bear to the screening to donate to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Guests were encouraged to bring a new plush bear to the screening to donate to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Frozen Bean Asst. Case Giveaway

Care to win an assorted case of Frozen Bean products? It looks like the leading manufacturer of specialty desserts and beverages for the food service industry is trying to go direct to the consumer. Enter before 4/26 for your chance to see if they have a chance going that route. US only.
Enter the Frozen Bean Blends Giveaway. Ends 4/26.
Sponsor: Frozen Bean
The Frozen Bean is a leading manufacturer of specialty desserts and beverages for the food service industry. They use only the finest ingredients sourced from around the world, delivering products that far exceed the market in taste and quality. Their research staff has developed delectable blends of specialty desserts and beverages that are simple to make and served as your own gourmet treats.

Epoch Design $300 Gift Card Giveaway

In the market for some furniture? If you win here, you'll get to pickup $300 of goodies from the folks at Epoch Design. They seem to have a wide selection of items, and $300 will put a big dent into some of the larger items, or pickup a smaller item or two for free. Enter throughout what's left of the month of April. Good luck.


Epoch Design $300 Gift Card Giveaway
April 12-April 30
Enter the Epoch Design $300 Gift Card Giveaway. Ends 4/30.


and several other bloggers to give my readers the opportunity to win
several different giveaways through out the months of March & April!
I will be posting a new giveaway every couple of weeks to help
my friend Lauren, from Lauren Paints | a beautiful life, and her husband
celebrate their journey through an unconventional way of becoming parents.
You can learn more about their journey here.

Naturepedic Twin Size Mattress Giveaway

People have been asking for a mattress giveaway and I found one. It is only a twin size mattress, but none the less the giveaway runs through the end of the month and is open to US residents, 13 and over.
Enter the Naturepedic Twin Size Mattress Giveaway. Ends 4/30

Naturepedic Twin Size Mattress Giveaway
April 12-April 30


and several other bloggers to give my readers the opportunity to win
several different giveaways through out the months of March & April!
I will be posting a new giveaway every couple of weeks to help
my friend Lauren, from Lauren Paints | a beautiful life, and her husband
celebrate their journey through an unconventional way of becoming parents.
You can learn more about their journey here.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sign up for the GODIVA Chocolate Rewards Club

Join the GODIVA Chocolate Rewards Club today and gain instant access to exclusive member benefits.

Rewards Club Members Enjoy:

- FREE piece of Chocolate every month in participating GODIVA boutiques *
- Spend $20 and receive a free gift the following month *
- FREE standard shipping for one online order *
- Exclusive offers every month

PLUS Godiva Chocolate Notes, your monthly e-newsletter with member-only offers & new product announcements.

10 Million Members, 10 Million Stories [US, CAN, & UK only]

10 million members, 10 million stories 
Swagbucks has hit the 10M member mark, and to celebrate they're putting on the "10,000,000 Member, 10,000,000 Stories" contest. It starts on Monday, April 14th and goes until April 24th, but there's something you can do right now to get started. Here’s how it works:


1. Tell us your Swagbucks Story in a single picture – be creative, have fun, and keep it positive! Think about what Swagbucks has done for or meant to you, and then have fun capturing it in a single picture where you hold a sign telling them what it means. Take some time this weekend get your entry ready! 

Spring Amazing Comfort Giveaway

We've been surveying readers for what they want as a giveaway item and Amazon gift cards was a popular answer. So, what better timing than to give away a $250 Amazon gift card. Open to US and Canada. You have just over two weeks to enter before 4/26.


Enter the Spring Amazing Comfort Giveaway for a $250 Amazon gift card. Ends 4/26.

Welcome to the

Spring Amazing Comfort Sweepstakes

Sponsored by QiPillow

Organized by Mom Powered Media

With Special Thanks to...
Did you know that 1 in every 4 Americans experiences chronic back pain? With many of us now spending our days sitting at a computer, even more of us are suffering from back pain, leading many of us to spend hundreds of dollars a year on pain relief products. Most of these products are built on a one-size-fits-all model and don't deal with the overall issue - supporting the lower back. To properly deal with pain and relieve muscle fatigue, you need a product that contours to and supports the lower back. Luckily, there is a product on the market that does just that - the QiPillow!

Save the Date! Twitter Party

Check out this Twitter party coming up on April 26th with $400 in prizes.

For more information on the Save the Date! Twitter Party, visit Rosey the Coupon Coach.

Pirate's Booty Giveaway

Pirate Booty is a snack we first ran across what seems like decades ago. It has a great white cheddar flavoring and is baked so is healthier than your typically fried snacks, like potato chips. Here's a chance to win some for yourself. The prize is the Rio-themed version of the snack. You have through 4/27 to enter to win.


Welcome to the Pirate's Booty Giveaway
Sponsored by: Pirate's Booty
Pirate’s Booty has partnered up with Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio 2 starring returning cast members Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, will.i.am, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, and Jamie Foxx, plus Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars, and Kristin Chenoweth. The film, in 3D, debuts in theaters everywhere on April 11, 2014. As the exclusive snack partner for the second installment of the Rio franchise, Pirate’s Booty is offering a special Limited Edition 7-ounce package and a national “Shake Your Booty” contest to win a “Bahamas Adventure Cruise.”

#SummerDreams Good Grillin' Giveaway

Enter the #SummerDreams Good Grillin' Giveaway. Ends 5/2.

#SummerDreams Good Grillin' Sweepstakes

hosted by: Mom Powered Media & co-hosted by: Mumblebee Inc.

We have the Cook 'n Grow BBQ Grill Sweepstakes going on for a few more days (til 4/15), but that is for a kids grill. We're giving away here a real grill, that burns charcoal, not runs off gas. You even get a $50 gift card for some Omaha Steak. What more do you need, besides a bag of Kingsford charcoal? Enter before 5/2 for your chance to win. US only. Good luck. All times central.

3D Printing for the Masses with Makism

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Makism for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
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Did you know the 3D printing market is already a multi-billion dollar industry? I've been reading more and more about them lately and toying with jumping onto the bandwagon. I think it would be cool to be able to create models with my son and press "print" or, even better, download other people's models to print. I certainly can't design something like the colossium in Rome, that others already have.

Makism 3D Corp is looking to bring this reality to more users ready to use straight out of the box with little setup. The Makism 3D Printers line is called Wideboy and starts at just $1,500. Okay, still not yet priced for the masses, but they hope to make 3D printing as easy as printing a document on your inkjet printer.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Peeple's Choice Collector's Bills

Peeple's Choice Collector's Bills

Swagbucks is at it again with a new set of limited-time Collector's Bills. Starting Monday, April 14th through April 22nd, you have the chance to win the Peeple's Choice Collector's Bills via Swagbucks Search.

What are Collector's Bills? When you use Swagbucks Search for your normal online search needs, you can randomly win these special Swagbucks Bills. Collect all 4 bills by April 22nd, and you'll automatically receive a 15 SB bonus.

Wish the Mustang a Happy 50th

Help set the record for most eCard signatures collected and celebrate the 50th birthday of the Ford Mustang.

Wish the Mustang a Happy 50th


SniffingButt Dog Bone Brewery Giveaway

Okay, I only signed on to help promote this giveaway because of the name of the brewery: SniffingButt Dog Bone Brewery. I didn't care what the prize was... :) If you want to enter to win some dog treats made from beer grain and a couple of beer mugs, enter before 4/30 for your chance to win. US only.


This review was written by Bargain Hound.
Enter to win the SniffingButt Dog Bone Brewery Giveaway. Ends 4/30.
This giveaway is brought to you by SniffingButt Dog Bone Brewery!
Bargain Hound reviewed these dog treats for her dogs. You can read the entire review here.
The company is giving away 1 bag of beer grain dog treats and 2 beer glasses to one lucky reader!
Just fill out the Giveaway Tools below, to enter to win.
This is open to US residents, and will end on 4/30 at 11:59 PM EST.

5000 Pinterest Giveaway

I like helping other bloggers celebrate milestones, especially when they want to giveaway cash, and especially when the giveaway is open worldwide. Congrats to Natasha @ Serenity You for getting to 5,000 Pinterest followers. (She is the "I" below") For me, I'm close to that milestone at just over 4,800. This ends on May 8th.



Well, I did it!
I reached 5,000 followers on Pinterest. As of today I have 5,310 followers!!

To celebrate I am having a Cash Giveaway!
1 lucky winner will win $100

Badminton Summertime Fun Blogger Opp


We have here an upcoming giveaway that will bring fun to your entire family. Entrants will have the chance to win a Pro and Tournament Badminton Sets. These are complete sets with everything you will need for tons of fun. You will get 2 FREE Link in this giveaway with Co-Host spots available for $3 that gives you 3 additional links (of your choice). The total value of both sets is $175.00.

Spring Into Spring With Viatek Giveaway

Spring is definitely here. Whether or not it really feels like spring is another story. It is still relatively cooler than usual here. We have a trio of prizes available to a trio of winners. If you win, you'll have another reason to think spring. Good luck. Continental US only, through 4/30.
Enter the Spring into Spring with Viatek Giveaway. Ends 4/30.
with Viatek Giveaway!

Hosted By:


Co-Host




3- Lucky Winners receive a Spring Gift Package


Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to be able to bring you a fun
and exciting giveaway for Spring. Viatek Consumer Products has generously
provided three prize packages full of items that will help you prepare your
yard and garden for Spring. Lets take a look at the prize package products.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mohawk Rug Giveaway

Can you use a new rug for your home? Be sure to check out what Mohawk has to offer and enter to win a $150 gift card towards any rug. We're open to US residents only for now. This ends 5/4.
Enter the Mohawk Rug Giveaway. Ends 5/4.
Welcome to the Mohawk Rug Giveaway!
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by Mohawk Rug

About Mohawk

"Mohawk sells floor covering and textiles for every room in the home and for every commercial application. Hardwood flooring, laminate flooring, ceramic tile flooring, stone and marble flooring and, via an exclusive distribution agreement with Congoleum, vinyl sheet flooring are among the newest Mohawk product offerings. What’s more, the company now offers woven bedspreads, tapestries, pillows, throws and window blinds. Mohawk products are found in major retailers across the country and the world. From Home Depot to Bloomingdales, from Lowe’s to Macy’s, from Target and Wal-Mart to specialty boutiques in large cities and small towns. Mohawk is making the world a more beautiful place."

Have a Blast Bouncing into Summer Giveaway

We have a fantastic giveaway going on here. We're giving away four, yes, FOUR, bounce houses. One per week from now through 5/8. So, if you enter early, you'll have four chances to win, enter next week, only three, and so on... until only one chance if you enter on the last day/week. I'll be posting a review of a Hydro Rush Water Park before the third week. The weather here in Boston still hasn't supported breaking it out yet.
Enter to win 1 of 4 bounce houses in the Have a Blast Bouncing into Summer Giveaway. Ends 5/8.
Hosted by:

Catch the NEW trailer for Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue

MayDay from Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue
MayDay from Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue
In theaters July 18th is the next Disney film in the Planes franchise, Fire & Rescue. The Planes: Fire & Rescue movie is a comedy-adventure in which Dusty joins forces with a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft and learns what it takes to become a true hero.

Green Kid Crafts Giveaway

Welcome to our next installment of the Subscription Spring giveaway event. Patti presents the review below (she's the "I"), and then you'll find a giveaway at the end where US residents have until 5/12 to enter to #win their own three month subscription.
Welcome to Subscription Spring #3 - Green Kid Crafts
Enter to win Green Kid Crafts' Award Winning Craft Kit Subscription. Ends 5/12.
I have really been looking forward to receiving our Green Kid Crafts box. As a mom who home schools some of her children and likes to live out her ' being a scientist' fantasies vicariously through her kids, Green Kid Crafts ticked a lot of boxes before it even arrived. 

Green Kid designs and delivers hands-on, award winning, and eco-friendly Discovery Boxes, Creativity Kits, and STEM Kits (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).In a slightly different format to some subscription services they offer more than just the monthly subscription box service:

$500 April Showers Cash Giveaway

No, this is not a late April Fool's joke. We really are giving away $500 cash (via PayPal). I'm sure you can find something to do with it if you win. Feel free to share if you have any left. Be sure to get your entries in before 4/22. Good luck. This is open worldwide.
Enter the $500 April Showers Cash Giveaway. Ends 4/22.

Welcome to the $500 April Showers Cash Giveaway!

We have joined forces with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this great giveaway. One lucky person will win $500 cash.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Big Apple Circus Ticket Giveaway (Boston)

I recently won tickets to see a different circus down in Providence. Then, I showed my wife a picture of an Old English Sheepdog performing at this circus. She's a bit of a sheepdog fanatic. We're still trying to figure out if she'd enjoy the show or want to go up and snuggle the dog. Is Boston local for you? If so, take a chance to win tickets to the show. You have until 4/17 to enter to win. Good luck.
Big Apple Circus is a fantastic classical circus family experience. The organization itself has outreach programs in healthcare and communities across the nation. They use positive reinforcement for their animals and they do not condone animal abuse of any kind. They treat the animals as partners and care for them. Their circus truly happens under a "Big Top" adding more to the unique experience.

Close to Mom's Heart Blogger Opp

What do you think the most interesting thing the winner can personalize on the locket would be? Interested in participating in the blogger opp? Sign up before 4/15 to join in on the fun. You'll get a free link if you are a member of the M.O.O.N. group, which is free to join.
Sign up for the Close to Heart Blogger Opp. Closes 4/15.
Prize: 
Pictures on Gold Silver Locket (created/personalized by winner)
ARV: $200+
Hosted by:
A Lucky Ladybug
and 
Make Our Own Network

Marzetti Recipe Exchange - $250 Gift Card Contest

Marzetti Recipe Exchange - $250 Gift Card Contest
Pin your favorite recipes with inspiration from the Marzetti Pinterest board for a chance to win a $250 gift card and coupons from Marzetti. Ends April 30th, 2014.

Walt Disney Trip for 4 Giveaway with Gogo Squeez

Enter to win a vacation for four to Walt Disney World Resort and a year's supply of GoGo squeeZ. Ends 4/24. I first ran across GoGo squeeZ at the Life is Good Festival and my son is now hooked on them. You gotta see all the different flavors they offer.

2014 Toyota Prius Giveaway

Pledge to reduce your water usage during Earth Month and be entered to win a Toyota Prius hybrid. Daily prizes, too.


Juicepresso Giveaway

Juicepresso Giveaway, ends 4/10.
Don't miss out on your chance to win a $450 Juicepresso. Giveaway ends 4/10 so two days left. 
  • Patented one-piece extraction system (three-in-one extractor systems, merges the auger, strainer and rotating brush components and dishwasher safe).
  • Slow pressing with a 40 RPM motor, gently squeezes the last drop of juice, enzymes and nutrients from fruits and veggies
  • 40% more juice
  • 72-hour juice life
  • Almost the smallest footprint and lowest maintenance of any in-home slow juicer on the market
  • Make more than just juice, you can make soups, pancakes, organic baby food, etc.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day
I almost forgot this was coming up. Help Ben & Jerry's celebrate their anniversary.

Allstate Nitro Boat Giveaway

Allstate Nitro Boat Giveaway
The odds of winning something like this are pretty slim, but, hey, someone has to win it. Grand prize is a 2014 Nitro Z9 Boat with trailer, standard equipment and Mercury 250 HP motor, worth nearly $40,000. Daily entries accepted through October 15th, 2014. Good luck.

Easter Peeps & Ring Pops Giveaway

Being a big fan of Peeps, I'm starting to like all these Easter-related giveaways. I made a special trip to Dunkin Donuts this morning to pickup a Peeps donut. Those things are good. And, here's a chance to win a whole bunch of the Peeps. And some Ring Pops, too. Are you a fan of Peeps? If so, enter before 4/19 if you want to win. If you don't want to win, enter anyways and send the prize to me... :) Good luck.

Welcome to the Easter Peeps & Ring Pops Giveaway
Sponsored by: Peeps & Ring Pops
Enter the Easter Peeps & Ring Pops Giveaway. Ends 4/19.
“The flowers were budding, the grass emerged from snow, and winter was finally coming to a close.
All of the kids played outside once more, while thoughts of spring-time chores went right out the door.
Meanwhile, back in Bethlehem, PA, the Easter Bunny was becoming busier by the day.
But today was one of the most important of them all, as the PEEPS® gathered ‘round, some stout and some tall.
They met to discuss their mission this year, a big responsibility which was sure to bring cheer.
The messenger PEEPS® assured they were ready to go, and off they traveled to various homes.
The PEEPS® were ready to watch over kids everywhere and report back whether each child had earned their Easter basket share.
And for all the young boys and girls who do behave, their PEEPS® will ensure their baskets are filled with the marshmallow treats they crave.”

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones

I've reviewed quite a few speakers / headsets here. Groupon has a deal for Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones. $149.99 instead of $199.99. They're of the same class as the Flips headphones I reviewed. Amazon sells the Beats headphones for from $145.99 all the way up to $175, depending upon color.

Groupon: $149.99 Beats by Dre Solo HD Headphones. Multiple Colors Available.

Soap Nuts Giveaway

Athena from over at The Stuff of Success got to try out Soap Nuts, a laundry detergent that grows on trees. Below is her findings from the trial and a giveaway to win some for yourself. The giveaway is US only and ends on 4/19. Good luck.
Enter the Soap Nuts Giveaway. Ends 4/19.
I have been wanting to try Soap Nuts for some time now. Imagine a soap nut that grows on trees?! No chemicals, nothing toxic, totally organic, good for the environment and safe for my children. All of Green Virgin Products soap nuts come with a 30 day money back warrantee. Soap nuts are the fruit of the Chinese Soap Berry Tree which are harvested and then dried in the sun. The soap nut contains a natural soap called Saponin which has cleaning abilities equal to toxic chemicals. Hypo-allergenic which is quite important for our family and all our varied allergies.

Gas Generator Giveaway

The folks at Harbor Freight Tools are giving away a gas generator worth $500. Are you prepared for the next long power outage? Like their Facebook page and enter to win before end of month/April.



Crashing the Mom Party #UBP14

2014 Ultimate Blog Party
Yeah, most bloggers are female, I've signed up for groups like Mom it Forward and I'm a Moms Connect Member, among other mommy-centric groups. Occasionally, there are daddy blogger groups, too. This time, we're crashing the 2014 Ultimate Blog Party #UBP14. If you're a blogger, stop by and introduce yourself. Link up to one and only one group for the chance to win some interesting prizes.

See you around and hope you like what we do with the place.

Sing into Spring with the Walt Disney Records #DisneySingIntoSpring Video Contest


Do you have the chops to win a Four 3-day Park HopperTM tickets for Disneyland® or Walt Disney World® FloridaPick a song from Mary Poppins & submit your 30 sec video to the #DisneySingIntoSpring video contest now thru 4/18. Find out the details here: http://brnd.at/2n.