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Saturday, January 26, 2013

It's Raining Money Blogger Opp

Here's a blogger opportunity where I'll be a co-host. The prize is $1,000 cash and it doesn't start until April 1st, running the whole month of April. Do sign up for this one as it should be pretty popular and if you do, tell them Java John Z's sent you. The blogger who refers the most folks gets $50, which would cover my co-hosting costs.... :) For everyone else, you really do want to come back in April to participate in this one. I think we could all use the cash.

Raining Money

It's Raining Money Event

Hosted by: Mom Powered Media
Prize: $1,000 Cash {paypal or visa}
Event dates: 4/1 - 5/1

Free Blogger Event: Sign Up HERE

If you sign up, please tell them Java John Z's sent you.

Keeping It Shady Giveaway Blogger Opp

Okay, here's a prize I could really use. While many of the other prizes are things I'd like to have, this is something we have a real need for. Here's another blogger opportunity, with a nice long lead time. The giveaway doesn't start until nearly the end of February and thankfully not on Feb 1. If you're a blogger and you signup, please tell them Java John Z's sent you. If you're not a blogger, come back on February 22nd for a chance to win.

Hosted by:

Sign-ups close 2/20
**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.

Little Tikes Cook n' Grow Kitchen Blogger Opp

Here's another great giveaway for blogger's to sign up to participate. The prize here is a really nice Little Tikes Cook n' Grow Kitchen and an Amazon gift card. The giveaway starts on February 1 so join in the fun now. If you're not a blogger, come back on Feb 1 to try to win the prize.


Cook n' Grow Event

Hosted by: Mom to Bed by 8
Prize Package includes: Little Tikes Cook n' Grow Kitchen + Amazon Gift Card
Event dates: 2/1 - 2/15

Free Blogger Event: Sign Up HERE

If you signup, please tell them Java John Z's referred you. Thanks.

Cupcake Craze Giveaway Blogger Opp

Who doesn't like cupcakes??? :) Here's a new blogger opportunity that is starting on February 1st. I think I'm up to 8 group giveaways starting that day. It is for a celebration for Tots and Me's daughter Tabitha's sixth birthday, where all the prizes have a cupcake theme. If you're a blogger, you can find out more information and signup here. You'll get a free Facebook and Twitter link with the chance for a free Pinterest link, too. If you signup, please tell them Java John Z's sent you. If you're not a blogger, come back on Feb 1 to enter.

Mill Creek Entertainment Winter MovieSpectacular Part 1 Giveaway Co-Host Page

Friday, January 25, 2013

Do You Gofobo? Free Warm Bodies Screening 1/29/13

No, this is not a repeat posting. If you missed the Warm Bodies screening in Revere on 1/9, you can catch it this time 1/29 in Boston. It is still starring Teresa Palmer and Nicholas Hoult. Sign in at Gofobo to get your passes.

A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

Boston Area Prizes Linky

Update: I liked the idea here, there just wasn't enough "local" prizes to warrant this. Sorry.

I'm always looking for giveaways specific to the area. Where you have to physically be present in the area to use the prize. Think show tickets, dinner, city tours, etc. I thought I might help by creating a Linky where all the giveaways are of that type. (Did I miss someone else's?)  Are you running a giveaway where the prize is specific to the Boston area, where you have to physically be there to use the prize? Add your giveaway here to help others find them, too. And, enter all the others if you're interested. You don't have to add one to enter any.

Please format your entries with prize and end date of giveaway, as in "Science Museum Membership - 2/2". Thanks.

Opposite Day

upside down opposite day
January 25th is Opposite Day. How do you celebrate? Do you not do things the right way or do you do things you normally wouldn't tackle? Follow the non-happenings on Twitter with hashtag #oppositeday.

Wikipedia says January 7th is Opposite Day?

The Examiner had an article last year with some ideas for the day, including some kids activities.

Is today a procrastinator's worst nightmare?

Skechers Deal

Looking to catch a steal of a deal for some Skechers? Check out this deal over at Groupon. $23 for a pair of $60 shoes (some shoes are $58). Free shipping even, though not to HI/AK. You can buy three pair at once (@ $23/each). Deal is good through end of month.

Disclosure: Java John Z's receives free products for review purposes, and may sometimes be compensated for posts. Posts may also contain affiliate (marketing) links. All opinions expressed are solely from Java John Z's and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Please see the disclosure policy for more information.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

$10 iTunes GC Winner

Congratulations goes out to Elisabeth G. for winning the $10 iTunes GC. Look for it in your mail shortly. We had over 2,000 entries in the giveaway and several people, including Elisabeth, tweeted daily from the beginning. Thanks for all those Picket Fences votes and Alexa reviews, too.

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Be sure to enter our other current giveaways, including the free Michael Angelo's food, the humidifier giveaway, the 18 quart roaster, and the $200 credit at Tophatter. You can find the current giveaway list as of the 21st here.

Car Remote Start System Giveaway

Car Remote Start System

It is really cold in Boston right now and I couldn't resist sharing this giveaway from Car Toys. Drawing is 1/31/13. Its for a $300 remote car starter system from Clifford, where you use your phone to start the engine. Cool toy.

This Naked Mind Secret Word of the Day

The secret word of the day for the This Naked Mind book Giveaway is:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bruins Tickets for Friday Giveaway

Ran across a quickie giveaway on Twitter for two Bruins tickets for Friday night. Just retweet and follow this tweet from Hailo Boston. Drawing is Thursday the 24th at 9pm. Game is Friday versus the Islanders.

We'll be doing a giveaway from them shortly.

Have It Your Way Giveaway Blogger Opp

I'm loving these cash giveaways. Here's another blogger opportunity with a cash prize, or anything else up to the $200 value. Seems there will be a couple of lower prizes, too. If you're a blogger, consider signing up yourself for this opportunity. Please tell them Java John Z's referred you if you do. If you're not one, come back on the 15th of February for a chance to $200 your way.
Jenn's Blah Blah Blog, Pink Ninja Media and Happy Home and Family bring you a fabulous FREE Blogger Opportunity!
One lucky winner will receive $200 prize of their choice. Kindles, Gift Cards, Toys, Cash, Anything They WANT up to $200! If they want it, and win this giveaway we will get it for them. (we are looking at adding 2 more winners, which will receive the same prize, just different amount. We are trying to work out all the details now.)
Bloggers get One FREE Link, additional links will be $3, co-host spots available
Giveaway will begin on February 15, 2013 and run an entire month.
Tell them Java John Z's sent you.

Peanut Butter and Beer Day, Jan 24

Did you know that tomorrow, January 24th, is National Beer Can Day AND National Peanut Butter Day? Hey, it is even Global Belly Laugh Day.

If you get a chance, stop by the East Taunton Beer Can Museum. I'm sure they'll be having some kind of a celebration, probably BYOB? Or just follow the Twitter tags if you can't stop by #beercanappreciationday or  #PeanutButter.

Boston Globe Travel Show

Boston Globe Travel Show promo
Another great show is coming to the Seaport World Trade Center. This time the Boston Globe Travel Show. February 8th - 10th, 2013:

Friday | February 8
4:00P - 5:30P (trade only) / 5:30P - 8:00P (open to all)
Saturday | February 9 10:00A - 6:00P
Sunday | February 10 10:00A - 4:00P

Tickets are $10 each, with kids 18 and under free. There is also a beer pavilion offering "Over 20 craft breweries and nearly 50 different beers from around New England and the rest of the United States!" Tickets for that are limited per session and run $25 online or $35 at the door (if available). If you use promo code EXHIBFREE13 tickets for the show (not the beer fest) are FREE. You can get a max of 10 tickets (per order). BSN13 also works, as does BOSPR13.

Our family went last year with a five year old and he loved the place. He still talks about the big guy on stilts, from JetBlue I believe. They also have a mini petting zoo, with animals from Sea World and Zoo New England this year, and culinary exhibitions. The crew from the National Geographic show Wicked Tuna will supposedly be there, too. (If you like to fish, visit the Wicked Tuna Facebook page to enter into their fishing expedition sweepstakes. You don't have to be local for that as the contest includes travel expenses.) There is also face painting and a Games2U vehicle for the kiddies.

Before the show, make sure you download their mobile guide. This will enter you into a chance to win an iPad mini.

Download The Boston Globe Travel Show Mobile Guide

While at the show, be sure to look for different contests/giveaways. Here is a sampling of what you can win:
  • Complete the show survey located onsite for a chance to win a full package trip giveaway for two, sponsored by South African Airways & South African Airways Vacations. 
  • Amtrak: Enter to win 4 Round-trip tickets and $100 gift certificate to LL Bean
  • Free Cruise
  • Enter to win a 6 night-7day stay in a beach house in Corolla, NC donated by Carolina Shores Vacation Rentals.
  • Visit the Portsmouth NH booth to enter to win hourly giveaways, including overnight stays at hotels & inns, dining, shopping, activities, theater tickets, cruises and attractions. Grand prize is a kayak.
  • Enter to win a free 3 night cabin rental on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH.
  • Register to win a Free Central Florida Vacation for 5 Days/4 Nights for 4 people at USA Vacation Homes & Spa and 4 tickets each to LEGOLAND Florida, Fantasy of Flight and Bok Tower Gardens.

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

TripAdvisor Swag Secret Word of the Day

The secret word of the day for the TripAdvisor Swag Giveaway is:

Emmy Rossum Sentimental Journey CD Review, to be Released 1/29/13

Emmy Rossum, Sentimental Journey Album Cover

Coming out on January 29th, 2013 is the latest album from the multi-talented actress and singer Emmy Rossum, Sentimental Journey. It is a collection of covers taking you through 12 months of the American Songbook, each month represented by a different track.
"Each song needed to either lyrically or emotionally reflect the corresponding month," Emmy explained. "Some songs were obvious fits, like Summer Wind for June, and Pretty Paper for December. Others songs were less literal fits. I chose Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out) for September because, to me, the plaintive melody and lyric emotionally reflect the cold weather creeping in and the sense of melancholy we can get in the fall months."
Three profile pictures of Emmy
I first listened to the album late one night as I was winding down for the day. It really set the mood for a mellow evening. The songs all had that familiar tone, as they are covers, where the original versions of the songs all come from the 1920s-1960s. Ms. Rossum provides her emotional rendition of each quite strongly, as if they were all her own and she's been singing them for ages.
Emmy in an old style dress

100 Days Until Free Comic Book Day

May 4th is Free Comic Book Day this year. It is about 100 days away. If you aren't familiar with the day, comic stores like Newbury Comics essentially give away comic books and related goodies. There are over 50 free comic books offered this year. These are especially made for that day, not just any comic books. It is a great event for the kiddies to introduce them to comic books. This is a national event, not specific to the Boston area.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Racor Garage Lift Giveaway Blogger Opp

Perfect prize here. I like it...If you're a blogger, consider signing up yourself for this opportunity. Please tell them Java John Z's referred you if you do. If you're not one, come back on the 7th of February for a chance to win your very own Garage Storage Lift from Racor. 

Prize: Racor Ceiling Storage Lift (ARV $200)

Hosted by:

Sign-ups close 2/5
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.

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.

QMT Corinthian Bells 44" Windchime Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Name the Baby Giraffe Contest

Last chance to name the baby giraffe from the Franklin Park Zoo. Submission deadline is January 28th, 2013. Mail in entries welcome or drop off at the admission booth.

While you're at it, enter to win a rocking giraffe in the Wee Rock Giveaway. Entries accepted here until February 7th.

Lapdesk by LapGear Giveaway Blogger Opp

Almost suffering from withdrawal symptoms having not found a new blogger opportunity to sign up for in a few days... Could have signed up for one for wedding invitations, but not my cup of tea. :) If you're a blogger, consider signing up yourself for this opportunity. Please tell them Java John Z's referred you if you do. If you're not one, come back on the 30th for a chance to win your very own Lapdesk by LapGear.
One Lucky Winner Will Win a 
"Lapgear Platinum Series 500 Lapdesk"
Value $27.99
Hosted By Oh! My Heartsie
Starts 1/30 to 2/13
Free Blog Event! Signup Here  Bloggers Wanted Sign Up Here

Monday, January 21, 2013

Infrared Sauna Giveaway

I've been running across some great giveaways today. Here is your chance to win a $2,400 sauna. US/Canada, ends 2/14/13.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Giveaway!

Here's your chance to win a $100 gift basket of Ghiradelli chocolates. Actually two baskets. Good luck.

$50 off $100 Coupon for Best Buy (In-Store Only)

MasterCard is offering a $50 bonus at Best Buy through 1/27/13. When you use your MasterCard with their promo coupon (PDF), you'll save $50 off on a $100+ order. There are tons of exclusions, including Samsung/Sony TVs, iPods, and Bose for instance, but there are plenty of other goodies you can get at close to half off. In store only.

If you're a Rewards Zone member, stop by their Facebook page to get extra points.

Current Giveaway Summary, as of 1/21/13

Just a summary of current giveaways I'm involved in, in case you missed any... We have ten going on right now.
Ending this week is the $10 iTunes gift card giveaway. That runs until 1/23/13.
Frugal Follies is celebrating their 3rd anniversary and we're helping them give away a $103 Amazon gift card. 1/31/13 ending here.

Here is a giveaway for $200 credit at Tophatter, in the form of PayPal. This runs until 1/30/13.
Pickup an 18 quart cookwell roaster from Nesco in this giveaway that ends on 2/5/13.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Free Papa John's Pizza Giveaway

Papa John's seems to like giving away free pizzas. Here's a chance to get a free pizza if you call the coin toss to the Super Bowl. Vote before the 2nd of February. Watch for an email on the 4th if you win.

Nook HD Giveaway, exp 2/3/13

I'm still not sure if I want a Nook or a Kindle. I haven't won either yet. Here's your chance to win a nice Nook HD+. Good luck.

nook slate

Nook HD+ Slate Giveaway Event

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