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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Better Call Saul Premier - BonBites Giveaway

Cinnabon is teaming up with AMC’s hit show Better Call Saul for a third year and is celebrating the new season premier with a BIG giveaway of bite-sized treats!

On Monday April 10th, participating Cinnabon bakeries nationwide will be conducting a BonBites Giveaway from 5-7 p.m. Guests can pick up one FREE 4-count sleeve of BonBites to enjoy while they watch the Better Call Saul season premiere, which airs on AMC at 10PM EST.

There is also a sweepstakes going on to win Saul's briefcase filled with cash and some of Saul's own personal belongings.

MagnaFlex Blogger Opp

 Blogger Opp Magnaflex Giveaway

1 Winner
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Each blogger will receive up to 2 Free links  
for posting and promoting this giveaway 
Giveaway Date
4/10 to 4/14
Open to US
 Giveaway will be 2 weeks long. Make sure if you are purchasing links they will be valid that long. We don't want blank entries.
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Prize: 
The prize is 2 Large Sets of Magnaflex 

$250 Disney Gift Card Giveaway

Our last Disney Gift Card Giveaway just ended last night. Here's the next one you can try to win. Just $250 this time though. Open worldwide, you have through 5/8 to enter to win. Good luck.
Prize: $250 Disney Gift Card


Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! 

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 5/8 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Primal Essence Coconut Oil & Super Tea Giveaway

We did a similar giveaway last fall, now here's your second chance for this Primal Essence Prize Pack. Open to US residents only, you have through 4/17 to enter to win. Good luck.
Enter the Primal Essence Cocout Oil & Super Tea Giveaway

Sponsored by Primal Essence and Hosted by It’s Free at Last

Ready for Something NEW this Spring? Infuse your beverages with Super Teas overflowing with pure Natural Flavor. Hot or cold, just a squirt or two with enhance your beverage with a burst of natural flavor. You and your guests will have delectable fun squirting a Lemon Ginger or Vanilla Chai into a hot cup of water for a true tea taste — with no fuss or soggy tea bags! And you can enjoy cooking with Primal Essence’s flavored sweet or savory Coconut Oils for an added zest to your meal or desserts!

The New Year, New Home $1,000 Gift Card Giveaway

Pottery Barn's catalog excels at making us feel like our homes are shabby little hovels - so much so that we then buy Pottery Barn things to feel fancy. Well, it's time to turn your phone into a magazine cover, too! Win this giveaway and you won't just get $200 to Pottery Barn. You'll get $200 to each of Home Depot, Williams & Sonoma, Target, and Crate and Barrel, too. Your home's dream decor awaits. This is US only and ends on 4/19. Good luck.

Free Boston Magazine Subscription

Here's a free subscription to a magazine I'm a fan of for, hopefully, obvious reasons. If you're not in the Boston-area, I'm not sure how much you'll enjoy, but... you don't see the free subscriptions for this magazine that frequently.
Boston is a general interest magazine focusing on the people, trends, and events that impact life in the Boston region. It offers the best of everything, from restaurants to top docs, schools, fun spots, specialty shops and great deals. Every issue of Boston contains a mix of investigative reporting and fascinating insights on the things that hit home. Get behind the scene views on local issues, sports, business, politics and emerging trends... Stay up to date with your complimentary one year subscription!

Smokey Joe Weber Grill Giveaway

As the picture above shows, this isn't a large grill but...  you have through 5/24 to try to win this charcoal grill. Great for taking to the park for a picnic... or the beach if allowed. You must sign up for the Whole Mom mailing list to enter.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

ZeroWater Filtration Pitcher Giveaway

A few months back, our water filtration pitcher cracked. It is kind of funny in a way. The pitcher is still usable. However, if you fill it with more than a single cup of water, it leaks. This pitcher would solve our dilemma for sure, allowing us more than a single glass of cold filtered water at once. Open to US residents only, you have through 4/16 to enter. Good luck.
Enter the ZeroWater Filtration Pitcher Giveaway. Ends 4/16
Sponsored by ZeroWater and Hosted by It's Free at Last

About the ZeroWater 10-Cup Filtration Pitcher

Enjoy pure-tasting water with the latest filter pitcher technology. The ZeroWater filtration system combines FIVE sophisticated technologies that work together to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your tap water, delivering you great tasting water. ZeroWater filters are also the only pour-through filters on the market certified by the NSF to reduce lead.

NatGeo Animal Ark Giveaway and April's Rain Rain Go Away! Hop

Time for another giveaway hop. This time, we're celebrating the rainy days of April. Our giveaway is sponsored by the folks at National Geographic Children's Books. Our giveaway, like all the other stops on the hop, ends on 4/19.
Enter the NatGeo Animal Ark Children's Book Giveaway Ends 4/19
Just in time for National Poetry Month and Earth Day, National Geographic Kids Books is thrilled to debut Animal Ark: Celebrating Our Wild World in Poetry and Pictures (ages 4-8, $15.99) by Newbery Medal-winning author Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess and Deanna Nikaido, featuring photos by National Geographic Fellow and photographer Joel Sartore.

Animal Ark pairs Alexander’s mix of playful and powerful poetry with more than 100 of Sartore’s most compelling images of the world’s species to create a fun-filled read-aloud that highlights the importance of conservation and celebrates the beauty, diversity and fragility of the animal world. Animal Ark is inspired by the National Geographic Photo Ark, a multiyear effort with Sartore and the National Geographic Society to document every species in captivity—inspiring people not just to care, but also to help protect these animals for future generations. This picture book is a fantastic selection for National Poetry Month and contains a message that is perfect for Earth Day (April 22nd), too.

I'll be posting a review of the book once I get my hands on a copy.

Target $100 Gift Card From Dropprice Giveaway

Time for another Dropprice giveaway, this time for a $100 Target gift card. This one runs through 4/18 and is open to US residents only. Don't forget to press the "Click here and follow our favorite bloggers for extra entries" link at bottom of giveaway form after dropping price to get extra entries.
Enter the Target $100 Gift Card From Dropprice Giveaway. Ends 4/18

Welcome to the Target $100 Gift Card From Dropprice Giveaway!

Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.

Easter Cash Giveaway

Here we have another one of those giveaways open globally. This time the prize is a $50 VISA gift card or PayPal cash. You have through 4/19 to enter. Good luck.
Enter the Easter Cash Giveaway. Ends 4/19
Prize: $250 VISA Gift Card or Paypal Cash



Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! 

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 4/19 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

5 Tips for Buying Mid-Century Furniture Styles

The mid-century modern is a design style that's increasingly becoming popular. The style, which emphasizes on functionality and clean lines, gained popularity in the 50s and trended through to the early 70s. The style has had a rebirth in recent days and is catching on like a wildfire with lots of décor enthusiasts now looking for genuine furnishings from the mid-century. Shoppers interested in mid-century-styled furniture can use the following tips to understand the style's design, what to ask when talking to furniture sellers, and what to for in mid-century style furniture pieces to ensure that they purchase authentic mid-century modern design pieces.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Initiation: Sky Raiders Academy Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's some info on the latest book from Kirstin Pulioff. All with the book highlights, there is an international giveaway with a $50 Amazon/PayPal price. Good luck. This ends 4/24.

BeachBoundbooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the middle grade fantasy, Initiation: Sky Raiders Academy Book One by Kirstin Pulioff from April 3 - April 24, 2016.



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About the Book

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Title: Initiation: Sky Raiders Book One | Author: Kirstin Pulioff | Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Number of Pages: 150 | Publication Date: March 27, 2017


Summary: Tommy feels lost after his father’s death. To make matters worse, his mom moves him to a new town where he doesn't have any friends, and he quickly becomes a punching bag for the school bully. He can’t win. So, when a mysterious visitor approaches him with the promise of adventure, Tommy jumps at the opportunity. Whisked away to a school in the sky where magic rules and storms are forged by an elite group of Sky Raiders, Tommy learns that the world’s problems are much larger than his own. When the weather spirals out of control and a rogue Raider’s diabolical plans surface, Tommy must decide how much he is willing to risk to save the world.

Powered by Mom’s PeachSkinSheets Giveaway

Have you been trying to win those PeachSkinSheets? Here's yet another chance. This one is US only and ends on 4/16. Good luck.
Enter the Powered by Mom’s PeachSkinSheets Giveaway. Ends 4/16

Sponsored by PeachSkinSheets and Hosted by Powered by Mom

Our friends over at PeachSkinSheets are giving away a set of their luxurious, soft, and durable sheets. These sheets come with deep 18' pockets so there is no more struggle when making up the bed. They are also made of a wonderful material that keeps moisture away from your skin... perfect for the hot sleepers.

The Modern Men's Essentials Giveaway II

If you know a guy looking to update/upgrade his wardrobe, this giveaway might be the answer. With weekly winners through 4/28, you do have to sign up for four mailing lists to enter. I do not know if this is US only or not.

Beesavy TV Giveaway

Enter to WIN a 40" TV from Beesavy. That seems so small nowadays... :) Open to US residents only, this ends on 5/1. Good luck.
Enter the Beesavy TV Giveaway. Ends 5/1
Who is ready for summer? I know after the cold winter we had that I'm ready for some sunshine, some vacations, and some time at home with my kids! Summer can also be one of the most expensive times of the year, so I'm always looking for ways to save some money. One of my favorite ways to save money is to shop online for the things my family wants and needs.

Shopping online lets you search for the best deal, and when you shop through Beesavy, you will earn cash back on all your online purchases. Yes, there will still be a need to go to an actual store, and I do love to walk around a mall to try things on and enjoy the scenery, but online shopping is a much better choice. Usually, when I am out shopping, I like to keep my phone with me and see if I can get a better deal online versus buying it from the store and nine times out of 10 I can!

Enlightened Ice Cream Giveaway

The good-for-you ice cream has a giveaway for a variety pack. Open to US residents, you have through just the 12th of April to enter to win. Good luck.

Sponsored by Enlightened and Reviews And More By Rosey

To read Rosey's Review of Enlightened please click here!

Enter the Enlightened Ice Cream Giveaway. Ends 4/12

The kind folks at ­­­­Enlightened want to give one lucky random Reviews And More By Rosey follower their very own variety pack of Enlightened Ice Cream in Pints. Please be sure to complete each task as all entries will be verified before any prize is awarded. Any fraudulent entries will be disqualified.

Monday, April 3, 2017

How to be a Gamer on a Budget

Gaming can be an expensive hobby. Most gaming equipment, like computers, can be quite extraordinarily expensive. Therefore, it can be quite difficult to be a cash-strapped gamer. Not to worry too much. You can still be a gamer on a budget.

Gaming and frugality can be combined if you put your mind to it. Being a budget gamer is similar to budgeting at home. You won’t be able to have it all, but you don’t have to give it all up either. Expect that you may not be able to buy the latest consoles and titles you may love to have. If you are on a budget, you may have to get used items too.

Here is a list of things you can do to preserve your gaming habits while being cash-strapped:


Buy a Budget Gaming Laptop

Gaming laptops often cost over $2,000, which is largely out of range for budget gamers. Instead of not doing with a gaming laptop at all, you can consider buying a budget gaming laptop. First, let’s clear a common misconception: budget gaming laptops are not low-quality products. They may not have as many features as high-end gaming laptops, but the budget products are as durable and efficient as the other ones.

You can expect to buy a budget gaming laptop for under $1,000. For around $400 to $700, you can expect specs like Intel Core i5, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB HDD and a mid-range graphics card. These laptops are best suited for casual to moderate gaming. Closer to $1,000 you can buy machines with Intel Core i7 processors, SSDs or 1TB HDDs, 8GB or more of RAM, high-res screen, and a recent NVIDIA or similar graphics card.

Be aware that you cannot change the graphics card on a gaming laptop as you do on a desktop. So, choose a laptop with a good graphics card. Spend money on that, rather than on other aspects like screen size.

Forget about the brand when buying budget laptops. While you may not find top gaming computer brands like Alienware in the budget range, you can expect computers of well-respected brands. In fact, some of the best gaming laptops under $1000 are made by established brands like Dell, Acer, and HP. You can expect budget gaming laptop specialty brands like MSI as well.

For budget users, gaming laptops are more suitable than desktops. It’s hard to find gaming desktops in the budget range, unless you spend time looking for individual parts for cheap, which can be a hassle. Gaming laptops also offer more value because you can double one as a work computer and take it anywhere you go. 

Consider Budget Gaming Accessories

Once you have a computer, it’s time to get the cool gaming accessories like keyboard, mouse, speakers and a headset. There are certainly budget options for these as well, so don’t go for the most expensive one you see.

Gaming keyboard and mouse pairs can be purchased for cheap under $50. Product quality for this price range can vary quite a bit. So it’s highly recommended to read customer reviews, professional reviews and watch testing videos before you make a purchase. It’s recommended to buy gaming keyboards and mice with a returns policy or warranty. So if a key gives out, you can easily return and replace.

There are plenty of great gaming headsets you can buy for under $50. Go for quality, not the brand name. Consider searching for regular headsets without the word “gaming.” Sometimes sellers charge more simply by claiming a headset is for gaming. Spend time looking on Amazon and reading gadget blogs that recommend cheaper options. 

Don’t Rush to Buy New Titles

If you are on a budget, it’s never smart to rush to buy the latest gaming titles. New releases are always far more expensive than they should be. As much as you’d like, you can only save money if you wait to buy a new release. Wait at least for 6 months until the prices go down. You will also benefit from buying a game with a patch. Obviously, you will lose money and patience buying a new game full of bugs. Patience pays and also improves your gaming experience.

Buy Used Titles

If possible, try to buy used titles. Used items can cost as much as 50 percent less than the original retail price. Auction site eBay is a great place to buy used items. You don’t necessarily have to bid on things. Some sellers put up used items for sale.

If you are in a rush to buy a new release, search around online shopping sites to see if anyone is selling the title used. It’s not rare to find people reselling titles as soon as they bought them.


Take Advantages of Discounts

Watch out for clearance sales from stores like Best Buy or online sites like Amazon. Gaming accessories and titles could be up for excellent discounts if you are willing to wait. You will not be able to buy latest releases at a discount, but you can buy a new title or an accessory at a price suited for a used item. 

Avoid Yearly Subscriptions

If you love playing online games, avoid buying a yearly subscription right away. Sure, yearly subscriptions cost less per month than monthly subscriptions. Unless you plan on playing the game at least 20 days for each month of the year, you are wasting money. Think about the months you might not be playing the game: summer vacations, Christmas weeks, busy work weeks in the middle of the year and so on. You will only be wasting money by getting yearly subscriptions in this case. Rather, pay for the subscriptions only on months that you know you can play the game for all four weeks.

You can also save money by playing games on older consoles that you can buy now for a fraction of the original retail price. Hardcore gamers can also try their hand at smartphone games. They may not offer the same experience, but these games offer their own unique experience. You can search around for fun, but cheap titles. Minecraft is a major example. Follow these tips along with the ones mentioned above, and you will be able to enjoy your gaming hobby even on a strict budget.


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Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir DVD Giveaway

Coming out next week is this new kid's DVD you can win. Open to US residents only, you have through 4/13 to enter to win. Good luck.

Get ready to see all-new episodes of the Nickelodeon hit Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir! There is a new DVD available on April 11th entitled It’s Ladybug!
Enter the Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir DVD Giveaway. Ends 4/13
Paris’ favorite crime-fighting duo return in a new volume of the action-adventure, romantic comedy that will have you on the edge of your seat.

The action-packed CGI animated TV series Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: It’s Ladybug! will be available on DVD April 11, 2017, from Shout! Kids, in collaboration with ZAG. This release includes six amazing episodes on DVD and a Ladybug paper doll, while supplies last. When Paris is threatened by super villains, two amazing heroes are our only hope: Ladybug and Cat Noir! With the help of their magical kwamis, this incredible duo team up to outwit the forces of evil… but their biggest challenge might be getting through school. In their normal lives, Marinette and Adrien are just a pair of young students, but in reality, this terrific twosome must juggle schoolwork, friends, family and growing up in a world where every day is a high-flying adventure!

A top TV show, Miraculous™ is quickly becoming a worldwide phenomenon. It’s Ladybug! is available now for pre-order on Amazon.com and Shout Kids. Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: It’s Ladybug! episodes include:
  • Princess Fragrance
  • Gamer
  • Reflekta
  • The Puppeteer
  • Antibug
  • Volpina
ENTER TO WIN!
Want to win your own DVD copy of Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: It’s Ladybug! Two winners will have their chance to score one here.
Simply follow the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win.
Giveaway is open to US Residents ages, 18+ and limited to one entrant per household.
Giveaway ends on 4/13/17 at 11:59pm ET
Good Luck!
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Endless Summer Outdoor Fire Bowl Giveaway

I always called these a fire pit but for some reason the giveaway sponsor calls it a fire bowl. With that said, here's your change to win the fire bowl...  Open to residents of the US and Canada, this ends on 4/15. Good luck.

Mother's & Father's Day Gift Guide PeachSkinSheets Giveaway

More sheets to try to win. Open to US residents only, you have through 5/3 to enter. Good luck

PeachSkinsSheets Giveaway! 1 Lucky Winner ~ Ends 5/03 @SMGurusNetwork @PeachSkinSheets

Enter the PeachSkinSheets Giveaway. Ends 5/3

Welcome to the PeachSkinSheets Giveaway!

1 winner - any color or size of the best sheets ever!
This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
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My Silly Little Gang

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PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies

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Latest Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Preview

Are you eagerly awaiting the May 26th release of the latest entry to Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise? Here's a quick preview or two of what to expect...

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Easter Beagle Giveaway

We're big Peanuts fans in our household. There isn't a holiday that goes by where we don't watch the Peanuts special. With Easter coming up, Peanuts fans should love this giveaway. Open to US residents only through 4/12. Good luck.

It is one of my favorite times of year approaching very soon - Easter. With that comes delightful flowers, birds chirping, warmer weather and a special appearance by my favorite pal, The Easter Beagle!
Enter the The Easter Beagle Giveaway. Ends 4/12
Fill your home and baskets this year with fun toys from Snoopy and all of the Peanuts Gang.
Start with getting in on the Funko Pop! craze with a Charlie Brown Pop! It is adorable and totally reflects Charlie Brown.

Target Insta Giveaway

Come and enter to win a $200 Target gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 4/21 to try to win. Good luck.
Enter the Target Insta Giveaway. Ends 4/21
Prize: $200 Target Gift Card 

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck! 

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 4/21 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.