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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Kitchen Giveaway, exp 2/10/13

My wife and I love Melissa & Doug toys, even though our son has mostly grown out of them. Here's a chance to win your very own deluxe kitchen or $50 worth of their toys. Good luck.
Welcome to the Melissa and Doug Deluxe Kitchen Giveaway and two runner up winners of $50 worth of products sponsored by Melissa and Doug,
A special thank you to all the participating blogs.

Amara Does YouTube Subtitles

Living in a global society, one can't assume that just producing a video in one's native language is sufficient for the world to view (and understand). While many Americans might assume that everything will just be translated into English for them, that isn't the case. Even if it were, you still need translators. For YouTube it is even more of an issue. Who is going to translate your personal video? Even if you are multilingual, there are numerous languages in the world you don't speak.

Recently, announced the general availability of their crowd-subtitling platform for every personal YouTube channel, inviting viewers to subtitle videos for them. No longer must video blogs be limited to one language, if you have a loyal following who would be willing to translate. You'll truly get a global audience. Last month, Twitter’s community translated an announcement video into 20 languages in just two days with Amara. Now every YouTube creator has the power to do the same.
Here are two samples of Amara in action:

Try the same technology used by Netflix and follow @AmaraSubs on Twitter. They seem to be Massachusetts based, but I can't say where. Their PO Box is in Boston, but their web site shows Worcester's city emblem.

The Great Molasses Flood Book Review and Giveaway

I'm sure this will come as a big surprise to many people who never heard of the flood, but back in 1919, a flood of molasses killed twenty-one people in Boston when a tank exploded and caused a forty foot wave of molasses to come rushing down the street.
The Great Molasses Flood Cover

After posting about the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood last month, I contacted the publisher of the recently published children's book The Great Molasses Flood: Boston 1919. I received a review copy, with a second available as a giveaway. After reading the book, I'm amazed that it was only twenty one that died.

The Great Molasses Flood book takes a compassionate look at the bizarre day and its aftermath where a child reader wouldn't be shocked after reading about death and destruction. The approach of the author is to take a personal look at the disaster, from how it affects individual people like a bar owner or banana salesman, to the claims of terrorism, and the lawsuits that followed.

The book is broken down into six chapters:
  1. Lunchtime Near the Harbor
  2. A Terrible Wave
  3. Hundreds to the Rescue
  4. Who is to Blame?
  5. A Flood of Stories
  6. A Real or Mythical Bomber?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Dyson DC24 Animal Giveaway

Dyson DC24 Animal Giveaway
I don't know how I missed signing up for this group giveaway but I did. If you're interested in winning a Dyson DC24 Animal vacuum that runs about $450, head on over to Rude Mom's place to enter. We own one now that is a little beat up. Definitely worth the extra cost.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Free Gevalia K-Cup Sample

Gevalia K-Cup Sample Box
It looks like Gevalia is throwing their hat in the K-Cup game. Head on over to their Facebook page and request your sample. While supplies last.

$1 Lays Coupon

Visit the Facebook page associated with the Lay's Do Us A Flavor contest and claim a $1 coupon. They'll also notify you when the three finalists for the contest are available in stores. The coupon is NOT an immediate thing.

Tomorrow's Forecast

Looks like we'll be getting a bit of snow tomorrow, February 8th. We're in that deep purple section on this Weather Channel map:

Snowfall Total Forecast

Wax Rose Giveaway, exp 2/8/13

Our next group giveaway is for a dozen red wax roses, perhaps the start of a Valentine's Day theme here.Good luck. (The "I" in the below text is Saving in Branson speaking, not me.)

Saving In Branson Presents:

wax roses
1 Dozen Red Wax Rose Giveaway!!

Wax Roses are the newest must have in the wax/candle/jewelry category! These amazing roses are hand dipped in wax and coated with fresh cut rose’s scent. They are perfect for Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, Just Because Days, Apologies, Weddings, anything! Not only do you get the gorgeous wax dipped roses, you get a surprise piece of jewelry!!!

Facts about our amazing wax dipped roses!

  •        The scent can last up to 6 months and longer!
  •        The buds are hard carved wooden buds!
  •        The stems are 14 inches. The buds are 1.5 inches.
  •        Each dozen is decorated meticulously with artificial baby's breath to really bring out the color of the bouquet.
  •        Each dozen comes with a hidden jewel with a value from $10 to $7500! You never know what you are going to get!
  •        Each dozen is shipped to you, your customer or your friend in an elegant black box.
Normally, Wax Roses sell for $49.95, however, all Wax Roses are on sale (just in time for Valentine's Day) for only $39.95 + shipping!

$200 Visa Gift Card Giveaway, exp 2/19

Nowadays, who can't use some extra cash in their wallet. Here's one way to help fill that hole. This giveaway is for worldwide readers.



One lucky winner will win a:
$200 Gift Card Visa.

The winner will have the option to get the $200 via Paypal (Worldwide) or to receive a $200 Visa Gift card (US Only) by mail

Feb. 7 to Feb. 19

18 years or older to participate 

Samsung Galaxy Tab Giveaway, exp 2/18/13

We would all love to win tablets. Here is Samsung's entry up for grabs.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Giveaway

Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab! 165 Bloggers and Brands have joined together to bring you this amazing giveaway event!

And a special thanks to the following brands. Lumber Liquidators | Trade Winds Imports | Brylane Home | | eFacuets | Carolina Rustic |

Who needs a closed-world iPad when you can use an Android-based Galaxy Tab.

Keep yourself entertained at home and on the road with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). Weighing just 12 ounces and sporting a vibrant 7-inch touchscreen display, the Galaxy Tab 2 runs the Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") operating system and is powered by a 1.0 GHz dual-core processor to help you achieve maximum usage across various demanding applications.

Exceptional 7-inch multitouch screen designed for reading books and magazines, watching movies, playing games, and more. (view larger).

Access the Internet and stream media over your home network via ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi. And with the Smart Remote app and built-in IR Blaster, you can watch and control your TV content--all from the palm of your hand. The Galaxy Tab offers full support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for accessing Flash-enabled websites, watching video and playing games.

Designed to fit in one hand, typing messages or notes is simple and easy with the Galaxy Tab's virtual QWERTY keyboard. It's outfitted with a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera for photo capture and sharing as well as a VGA front-facing camera for video chat. Other features include 8 GB of internal memory, microSD memory expansion (for up to 32 GB of expansion via optional cards), Bluetooth 3.0 wireless connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, and GPS for navigation and location services.

Give Your Garage a Face Lift Giveaway, exp 2/21

If you have a garage, you can almost always use more storage in there. Since it is difficult at best at enlarging the actual garage, another alternative is to put a lift above your vehicle. Installed properly, they work great. Here's a chance to win your very own. Garage not included.

Prize: Racor Ceiling Storage Lift (ARV $200)

Hosted by:
"Racor has the largest variety of storage solutions to organize and store bikes, sports equipment, tools, lawn and garden supplies, bulky items like ladders and totes, and much more. The Racor branded collection of products is made with uncompromising attention to fit and finish and is designed for those who will have nothing less than the best in their garage."

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Win 1 of 25 $50 Lowes GCs from Valspar

Lowes $50 Gift Card
Fans of Valspar paint on Facebook are encouraged to enter their giveaway of 25 gift cards valued at $50 each. Closes 2/8/13.

Write a Rubbermaid Review, Win $250

Win a $250 Gift Card
Do you like Rubbermaid products? If you rate and review your favorite product, you have a chance to win a $250 gift card and a selection of their products worth nearly $200. Three other reviewers will also win the selection of products. The sweepstakes runs through March 1st, 2013. Good luck.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ex's & Oh's Word of the Day

The secret word of the day for the Ex's & Oh's Giveaway is:

Free Pizza Hut Slider Today 2/5

The QB Said Hut!

In addition to it being National Pancake Day with free pancakes at IHOP, Pizza Hut has their own freebie. From their Facebook page:
Did you hear that fans? We sure did!! That “HUT” means a FREE Big Pizza Slider for all of our fans this Tuesday from 4–7 p.m. at your local Pizza Hut! Carry-out or dine-in only.
If something is carry-out or dine-in only... isn't that all they offer? Be sure to call and check for participation before visiting.

Two Rivers Coffee/Java Factory Giveaway Co-Host Page

Monday, February 4, 2013

Michael Angelo's Winners

Michael Angelo's Logo

Congratulations goes out to the two winners or our Michael Angelo's Taste & Tell Giveaway. 

Kelly M. wins the free product coupon while Cathy C. gets the multiple product coupons for $1 off. Both of you can expect your prize in the mail shortly.

English Monarchs Word Search

With all the latest news and puns of Richard III, I thought I would have some fun and create a word search with a bunch of the English Monarchs (not all inclusive). Enjoy. Don't you love all those duplicate names.

English Monarchs


PromoSimple Added

With so many current giveaways, I added a new widget to the right sidebar to show all the giveaways that are active. Hopefully, it will help you find everything that you can enter.

If you're a blogger and you know of something that does this better... please let me know.

Free Pepsi Next Coupon, Today (2/4) Last Day

Be one of the 1 million to try the unbelievable taste of Pepsi Next
Pepsi is giving away 1 million coupons for a free bottle of Pepsi Next. 
Coupons will be sent to the first one million valid registrations who log on to to request the coupon on or before 11:59:59pm EST on February 4, 2013. Offer valid for US consumers only. Requests will only be honored for registrants who are thirteen years or older. Questions, please call 1-866-238-3648. Coupon expires March 31, 2013.

$1,000 Kickin The Winter Blues Free Blogger Opp

I like the all cash prize blogger opportunities. This is the second $1,000 cash prize blogger opp I've signed up for with the other one (It's Raining Money) not starting until April. If you're a blogger, signup soon as this is sure to be another popular one. Be sure to read the participation requirement of needing to post your best coupon tip. For non-bloggers, be sure to come back after the 25th of February to enter.

$1000 giveaway
Jenn's Blah Blah Blog and Happy Home and Family would love for you to join them in a FREE Blogger Opportunity! Sign up now for the Kickin The Winter Blues $1,000 Cash Giveaway! Grow you're readership, don't miss out on this awesome giveaway.
  • Blogger will get a FREE Twitter or Pinterest link with Announcement Post or $5 .
  • Additional links available
  • Giveaway will start on 2/25/13 and run until 3/25/13.
  • Want more information, swing by and check out Jenn's Blah Blah Blogs FREE Blogger Opportunity. Tell them Java John Z's sent you.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

iPad Blogger Opp

Who would like to win an iPad? Here's a free opportunity for bloggers to host a giveaway with an iPad prize. The giveaway lasts the whole month of April, so come back then if you'd like to win.

iPad Giveaway Event

Hosted by: A Little Bit of Everything
Prize: iPad
Event dates: 4/1 - 4/30
Please tell them Java John Z's sent you

Current Giveaway Summary, as of 2/3/13

I somehow missed posting this last week. This week we have quite a few new giveaways that just started and some that are ending soon. In ending order, here they are all seventeen.

nook slate

Who wouldn't want to win a Nook HD+ Slate? Expiring 2/3/13.

18 Quart Roaster
Pickup an 18 quart cookwell roaster from Nesco in this giveaway that ends on 2/5/13.

IKEA BOYF Day, March 9th

On Saturday, March 9th, 2013, IKEA will be hosting Bring Your Own Friends (BYOF) Day. Check with your local store for specific details. For the Boston-area, that store is Stoughton. (@IKEA_Stoughton)

RSVP online to get coupons for the day, including for a free IKEA blue bag and free breakfast before 11 am. There will be free food samples offered, and they'll be giving away five $200 gift certificates throughout the day.

Apparently, its also National Meatball Day. Don't miss out on the Swedish meatballs in their cafe.