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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Don't Get Aggravated & Stay Out of Trouble or You'll be Sorry Giveaway

If you haven't had any luck winning games from Winning Moves Games, here's another shot. I really like working with this sponsor, even if I'm not the host of this particular giveaway. US residents have until 9/6 to enter to win. Your choice from the trio if you win.
Don't Get Aggravated & Stay Out of Trouble or You'll be Sorry Giveaway. Ends 9/6
Prize: Winner's Choice of Aggravation, Trouble or Sorry Game from Winning Moves
Dates: 8/23-9/6
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!

Friday, August 22, 2014

PillowPals Giveaway

Java John Z's is very excited to join Adventures of 8 and Blog with Mom for an Advertise with Bloggers event...

Do you have a little artist at home? My son has decorated our home with his interpretation of all the different Angry Birds.

Could you imagine bringing your little artist's artwork to a pillow? A very cool thought, right? Well, with PillowPals you can do just that! You heard me, you just follow the directions:

Design your PillowPal- Paint, draw, color, or even Snapchat your designs! Every drawing is unique and different so let your imagination run wild! Reach for those stars. All unique, un-trademarked designs are accepted!

Name your PillowPal - Your buddy can’t be nameless, so it will be on it's tag (or on it's back as an add-on.)

Upload your photo - just upload any way you want to, via the website, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc...

Enter the PillowPals Giveaway. Ends 9/10.

Jet Fryer Giveaway

Do you like fried foods? Here's a way to cook them a little differently. Read about how it works and enter to win one of these $150 items. Just make sure you have room to keep it in the kitchen. It doesn't look small. Giveaway runs through 9/14 and is open to continental US residents only. Best of luck.
Jet Fryer Giveaway
Enter to win the Jet Fryer Giveaway. Ends 9/14.
Hosted By:

Proudly Brings You The

Jet Fryer

Rockin' Sheepskin Giveaway

So, I'm hosting this giveaway. I was hoping to have gotten the rug prior to the start so I could have done a review with it. Instead of delaying the start with everyone else, we'll post the review once the sheepskin arrives. Originally, I had contacted them about a cowhide rug review. But, I didn't think my wife would go for that. They do offer them though if you're looking for one. If you've never experienced one of these rugs before, they are very soft.
Enter the Rockin' Sheepskin Giveaway. Ends 9/5.
Classic Australian Sheepskin Rug 
 Prize Value: $103
Hosted by:
Java John Z's

Fair and Flawless Amex Giveaway

This isn't a Back to School giveaway per se, but that doesn't mean if you win the $200 American Express card prize, you can't use it as such. Another prize the winner gets is a $500 Fair and Flawless moisturizer (via a gift code). The giveaway is open to US and CA residents and runs through 9/5.
Enter the Fair and Flawless Amex Giveaway. Ends 9/5.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

adidas Stan Smith Now Customizable

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.
adidas Stan Smith Now Customizable
The best selling adidas shoe of all time, the adidas Stan Smith defines the word icon. But even after over 40 years of market domination, it has been missing something. You.

Introducing the adidas mi Stan Smith, a legend now available for customization.

adidas Stan Smith Now Customizable

Boxcar Children DVD Giveaway

Here we have another giveaway open to CA and US residents. It runs through 9/3 and provides a great DVD for the kids if you win. It looks like an interesting DVD, though I haven't seen it myself, yet. Good luck.
The Boxcar Children DVD Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness
Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness
The Boxcar Children DVD Giveaway. Ends 9/3.
Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret - until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.

Win a #MacBookAir from CiCiDawn of ThatsSoCiCiYo

Another one of those quickie Wantable giveaways. This time for a MacBookAir and some other products from Wantable thanks to CiCiDawn of ThatsSoCiCiYo! You have through 8/25 to enter to win.

Orkin Fact or Fake Giveaway

Take the Orkin Fact or Fake and learn the real answer to those age old bug myths. You can win an Orkin Scientific Back-to-School Prize Pack, including a Clip-on Fisheye Lens (iPhone, Galaxy, Android compatible), Orkin On-the-Go Drink Tumbler, Orkin Drawstring Bag, and Orkin “Field Notes” Notebook w/ Pen. Giveaway is open to US residents and runs through September 1st.
Enter the Orkin Fact or Fake Giveaway. Ends 9/1/14.
“Daddy longlegs are poisonous.”
“Mosquitoes prefer adults over children.”
“Ants can survive underwater.”

Nabela Noor's $500 Shopping Spree Contest

Here's your chance to win a $500 Zora gift card (and a collection of makeup). You have until 8/25/14 to enter.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy Clip: “Dancing Groot”

Guardians of the Galaxy Clip: “Dancing Groot”
Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy yet? Below you'll find a short clip of the movie you might enjoy.
Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe.

Get Ready for Huge Savings During the BuyCostumes Orange Tuesday Event

Get Ready for Huge Savings During the BuyCostumes Orange Tuesday Event
**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links

It's time to mark your calendar! On September 2nd, BuyCostumes is launching their annual OrangeTuesday event. This event will boast HUGE sales on some of this years most popular Halloween costumes. You'll be able to buy costumes at rock-bottom prices, plus take advantage of sitewide savings!

Check out now and start planning out costumes for the entire family. Here is a list of some of the most popular costume themes for 2014:

Spectacularly September $100 Cash Blogger Opp

Sign up for the Spectacularly September $100 Cash Blogger Opp. Event starts 9/2

Prize: $100 Cash (Paid via Paypal)

Dates: September 1st, 2014 (11:59PM CST)
September 14th, 2014 (11:59PM CST)

PopScope Smartphone Tripod Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
PopScope Smartphone Tripod Review
Coming to a Kickstarter campaign near you is the PopScope Smartphone Tripod. Do you like to take selfies and your arm just isn't long enough to get the right angle or all the people of your party in the picture? The PopScope is both a selfie pole for extending the reach of your arm and a tripod for setting up your phone on a fixed platform. Just clamp the phone into the device, making sure the fastener is in the rear, and you're all set to take a picture. The one thing you must find for yourself is a photo timer app. At least for the built in Android camera app, a timer isn't included, and none are recommended by PopScope.

$200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Our worldwide giveaways are always very popular. Who couldn't use a $200 (USD) Amazon gift card. Be sure to get your entries in before September 2nd. If you win and aren't sure what to buy with it, I can always send you my wish list. Good luck.
Enter to win the $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. Ends 9/2.

Welcome to the $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

We've joined forces with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this fabulous giveaway. One lucky person will win a $200 Amazon Gift Card.

Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage II Giveaway

Here's a giveaway for a new cottage home. Nothing like the HGTV new home giveaway but sized appropriately for the target audience. The giveaway is only open to continental US residents and runs through 9/3/14. Good luck.
Enter to win the Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage II Giveaway. Ends 9/3.
Welcome to the Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage II Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro and sponsored by Step2!
As a Step2 Ambassador, Thrifty Nifty Mommy just had the opportunity to review one of Step2's newest products, the Neat & Tidy Cottage II. This realistic playhouse will look great in any backyard because of its charming exterior that resembles stone and wood. Your little one can pretend to cook, clean and welcome guests into their very own house. Check out the Thrifty Nifty Mommy's full review of the Step2 Neat & Tidy Cottage II to see all of the awesome features of this playhouse.

Mustang 50th Anniversary Desktop Clock Giveaway

Yes, there was a time when I owned a Mustang. Nowhere near as long ago as the look of this clock. Looks like a cool prize if you're a fan of the vehicle. Continental US residents have until 9/8 to enter to win.
Enter to win a Mustang 50th Anniversary Desktop Clock Giveaway. Ends 9/8.
Proudly Brings You The

  Mustang 50th Anniversary Desktop Clock  
with Thermometer and Sound Giveaway

to bring you the Mustang 50th Anniversary Desktop Clock and Thermometer and Sound
Giveaway. One lucky winner will win this amazing replica of the 1965 Mustangs instrument
panel. This is one-of-a-kind official 50 Years of Ford licensed Desktop Sound Clock and
Thermometer commemorates an exclusive milestone of 50 years of continuous production
for this iconic Sports Car.

MPM BTS Transportation Sweepstakes

Want to go on a trip? Here's your chance to score a $500 Southwest Gift Card. Don't miss out and enter before 9/19. Open to US/CA residents here, so good luck and spread the word.
Enter the MPM BTS Transportation Sweepstakes. Ends 9/19
Welcome to the MPM BTS Transportation Sweepstakes

One winner will receive a $500 Southwest Gift Card.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Downy Wrinkle Releaser Giveaway

Have you heard about Downy Wrinkle Releaser yet? Here's your chance to try and win some to give it a try. US residents have until only 8/24 to try to win. Don't miss out on a great prize pack.
Welcome to the Downy Wrinkle Releaser Giveaway
Sponsored by: Downy
Enter the Downy Wrinkle Releaser Giveaway. Ends 8/24
Just spray, tug, and smooth any time you need to quickly reduce wrinkles without the hassle of an iron. Downy Wrinkle Releaser is an easy-to-use spray that smoothens out wrinkles in seconds and leaves clothes with a light fresh scent. Its unique formula relaxes fibers to help release wrinkles.

#INeedMySpace Video Contest

Sing the I Need My Space Jingle on camera, upload it to their Facebook page and you're entered to win their grand prize, which is free airfare to Cocoa Beach Florida, hotel accommodations for 5 days/4 nights, use of a rental car during stay and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex passes for four.

Pottermore Giveaway

Is your child a fan of Harry Potter? Here's the chance to enjoy the series in audiobook form. Three people will win a Harry Potter audio book of their choosing. Giveaway is limited to continental US and runs through 9/1.
Enter the Pottermore Giveaway. Ends 9/1.
As Holiday season kicks into high gear, and families are spending more time together, it’s a perfect time to listen to the Harry Potter audiobooks. The audio version of the classic Harry Potter series lets you listen wherever and whenever you want.

The Harry Potter audiobooks encourage families to come together, listen to the amazing Harry Potter stories, and discuss among themselves what they love best, which character they relate to, what they would do if they were a wizard, and so forth.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Gray Away & VISA Gift Card Giveaway

Looking to win a year's supply of gray away to touch up that gray hair between colorings? Here's your chance. The winner also gets a $50 Visa gift card. Giveaway is US only and runs through 9/1/14.
Enter the Gray Away & VISA Gift Card Giveaway. Ends 9/1/14.
Gray hair is a reality that most women have to deal with. Touching up roots every few weeks can get expensive and time consuming if you already have a busy schedule. It's summer and much more fun to spend time at the beach and the park rather than wasting time getting your hair professionally colored. Gray Away by EVERPRO Beauty is the new, inexpensive and quick solution to touching up those pesky grays. You can cover your gray roots in just ten seconds.

Did you know that 70 – 80% of women over 40 color their gray hair, but that 75% of women are not using a temporary root touch-up between colorings because they are not satisfied with what is on the market?

Yamaha SR Viper RTX LE Snowmobile Giveaway

It is the middle of summer and time to enter a giveaway for a snowmobile, specifically a 2015 Yahama SR Viper RTX LE from American Snowmobiler, worth $14,000. Contest ends 12/31/14.

Back-to-School Palooza Giveaway

In the market for a new Kindle Fire or a Target gift card? As if there weren't already enough back-to-school giveaways going on, here's another one. This one with over $400 in prizes. It is open to US48 only and runs through 9/2.

Welcome to the

Back-to-School Giveaway Palooza

Hosted & Organized by: Failing Perfect
I can't believe it's that time of year again! It's time to get those kids ready to go back to school. It seems like just yesterday when we were looking forward to the start of summer. Because we love our readers - and their kids - we want to help you get ready for back-to-school by helping one lucky reader get the year started with a bang. That is why we teamed up with our blogger friends and a few generous sponsors to bring you the chance to win this fantastic giveaway!

One winner is going to receive a prize package worth over $430! This giveaway includes something for everyone in the family from preschoolers through college students.

Mondelez - Big Snack Conference Sweepstakes

Mondelez - Big Snack Conference Sweepstakes
Similar to back to school season, with football season fast approaching, companies are doing football themed giveaways, too. Here's one with daily entries for a grand prize of an outdoor football backyard paradise, including patio furniture in the winner's favorite football team colors, a grill and cover, a 46" flat screen outdoor television, a Nabisco snack package and $2,850 spending money. ARV: $12,380 Personally, I'd rather win the first prize of just $10,000 cash. Lots of other prizes including many $25 Visa gift cards for instant wins.

Giveaway runs through November 1st, so most people won't be able to enjoy the outdoor package this season, but you still can't complain.

Perfect Sleep Mask Giveaway

Here's a giveaway with five winners (of the same product). Do you wear a mask when you sleep? If you do, or know someone who does, this is the giveaway for you. US Only. You have until 9/21 to enter to win.
 to be 1 of 5 Winners in the Perfect Sleep Mask with Ear Plugs Giveaway before it ends on 9/21
Do You Need To Improve Your Sleep?

Try the Perfect Sleep Mask

Improve your sleep ... Improve your Health & Energy!
Enter to be 1 of 5 Winners in the Perfect Sleep Mask with Ear Plugs Giveaway before it ends on 9/21
Enter to be 1 of 5 Winners in the Perfect Sleep Mask with Ear Plugs Giveaway before it ends on 9/21

Perfect Sleep Mask with Ear Plugs:
  • Flexible, durable and easily connected in the back by velcro strips
  • Super light weight, but with sturdy construction and Comfortable - Excellent for travel
  • Comes with Earplugs which stay with the mask, so they don't get lost or misplaced. 
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and 90-days money back Warranty - No Questions asked Policy.
  • Block out light from all directions to help you relax and fall asleep more quickly and easily. 

You've Been Angeled Giveaway

Do you want or need an angel in your life? Here's a chance to win one. Brighten up someone's day if not for you. The giveaway is US only and ends on 9/1. Good luck.

You've Been Angeled

Enter the You've Been Angeled Giveaway. Ends 9/1.
We all have been there: You just need a pick me up. Something small. A reminder that you are loved and cared for. Or maybe you need something to tell you to keep going, don't give up just yet.

You've Been Angeled is the perfect way to brightened anyone's day.

These unique angels are framed in natural wood and packaged in recycled materials. Because everyone's day deserves to be brightened, with every purchase 10% will be donated to your choice of 3 charities:
  • The Preble Street Resource Center
  • The Good Shepard Food Bank in Maine, and
  • The Institute for Humane Education
Choose from Angels bringing hope, courage, sanctuary, and empathy among others.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Community Building

I've run across a handful of contests where you have to do something to win a prize for your community, not primarily, for yourself.

ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower Blogger Opp

#FREE Blogger Opp: ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower Review & Giveaway (Open to First 100)
Opportunity Details:
  • Open to the first 100 Bloggers. 
  • Once the list has been approved by ESSIO Shower, you’ll be asked to confirm your mailing address for the starter kit to be mailed to you.
  • The reviews and giveaways are asked to be completed within 30 days of your receipt of the product from ESSIO Shower. 
  • You can use this product review and giveaway either as your only-blog giveaway or enjoy this opportunity for your blog hops and blog campaigns.

Petbrosia Customized Pet Food Blogger Opp

We have our fourth Petbrosia giveaway coming up. Sign up now to help promote and get a free Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram link. Signups close on 8/25. If you want to win, come back on 8/27.

Bloggers Wanted ~ Petbrosia Customized Pet Food GIVEAWAY

I was lucky enough to be asked to do a product review for Petbrosia Pet Foods, which is a customized, all-natural pet food! Petbrosia determines the right Petbrosia diet for your dog or cat based on their breed, age, weight, food allergies, activity level, and other needs you feel should be brought to their attention. They use only the highest quality, all-natural ingredients, grown and raised by farmers across America. No corn, No wheat, No soy, and No by-products. Go online to Petbrosia to customize the perfect diet for your pet!

Rollors Backyard Game Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Rollors Backyard Game Review
Tomorrow, August 18th, the Rollors Giveaway is coming to an end. Don't miss entering if you want to win and try playing for yourself. The weather finally cooperated and we took the Rollors game to the park today to play and try it out. In short, I really liked the game. My seven-year old didn't.
The game is a cross between horseshoes, bocce, and bowling. Basically, you roll these wooden discs towards a pyramid. You get points based upon whose discs end up closest. It is very easy to pickup. After just four or five rolls, I was able to hit the goal, two shots right in a row. The video below explains a little bit more about the game.

August Rhyme to Read Giveaway

Another month, another Rhyme to Read giveaway. If you have an iOS device, check out what's available to win here. The giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 8/29.

Rhyme to Read Giveaway Sponsored by Rhyme to Read

Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Rhyme to Read - Reading App Giveaway. Ends 8/29.
Rhyme to Read is an effective program for beginning readers available on iOS (Apple). The program emphasizes word families (e.g., cat, rat, sat) which are color-coded to assist children in discriminating the different patterns. It's a great way to learn to read.

Are you homeschooling and have beginning readers that need additional encouragement? Or are you a teacher with a classroom of beginning readers? Whether you are a homeschooler, teacher, or a parent that wants to encourage reading, you can appreciate Rhyme to Read!

Spooky Creepy New England 2 Book Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Spooky Creepy New England 2 Book Review
Do you believe in ghosts? Are you a fan of the supernatural? Spooky Creepy New England 2 takes over where the first book ended four years ago, with another twenty tales from author Karen Mossey of true encounters around New England of supposed paranormal situations.

Each chapter of the book talks about a situation the author encountered, and the history behind the location. Then, author Mossey goes on and explains what they encountered during their investigation. You can actually listen to any recordings made at the author's homepage (