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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Listen to Your Plants Blogger Opp

Okay, I think this might be a first. A technical gadget giveaway prize that I've never even heard of and had to check out before I even understand what it does. I'm not even sure if I totally understand what/how this thing works. If you'd like to participate in the blogger opportunity, too, sign up for your free link with announcement post. If you signup tell them Java John Z's sent you. To win, come back 5/16 - 5/30 and enter.

ARV $130
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Win a Mustang, F-150, or 335i

Win the car with the most votes.
Here's an interesting contest from the folks over at Bilstein shocks. It is dubbed "Win the Car with the Most Votes" but all the choices aren't cars. You can win a Ford Mustang GT 5.0, a Ford F-150 4x4 truck, or a BMW 335i, each valued around $50,000. Everyone who enters has a say on which vehicle is the prize. Whichever vehicle of the three gets the most votes is the prize. And, the winner gets to pick up the car in Las Vegas. You have until October 7, 2013 to enter.

May Flowers Giveaway Blogger Opp

Here we have the first giveaway opportunity for a Home Depot gift card. We'll have another one starting on the 29th. With spring here, we all have lots to do around the house. Sign up now if you want to be part of this one. Come back in May to enter to win.

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 Sign-ups are now open for this great new giveaway event!
  • Event is free to join with an announcement post. If you don't wish to post the announcement, please send the $5 non-post fee to
  • You'll receive 1 free link for participating (either Twitter or Pinterest)
  • Additional links (RSS/Email, Twitter and Pinterest) are available for $5 each
  • Sign-ups for this event end on April 29th
  • Event runs from May 1 - 15
  • Prize: $100 Home Depot gift card
Please send all payments to as a "gift" via PayPal. Sign up for this event here.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Lily Mairi Giveaway

Our latest giveaway offers a pair of hair bows as prizes. A little different from the typical prize here, but I like doing the giveaways with the more unique prizes. Hopefully, you like these slightly different offerings. Please tell if you don't or tell if you do. The giveaway itself runs until 5/10.

Giveaway is hosted by: Elitemama 
I want to thank the sponsor: Lily Mairi and co-host: Rude Mom Blog

About Lily Mairi:
The owner of Lily Mairi has always loved making things. She uses many different mediums to express herself through canvas paintings, clay sculpting and paper crafting. She never thought of it as a gift until she had her children.

Lily Mairi has 4 children, 3 girls and a boy. She started out making things for them as soon as her first was born. For her girls, she designed hair accessories, costumes and fabric toys. For her son, she started making bow ties and art out of his "found" things that he loves to collect.

After a few years, Lily Mairi started blending her love of vintage and antique finds with items she was making. The encouragement from her friends and family to sell her items got the wheels turning. So she starting doing arts and craft shows. Now Lily Mairi designs things not only for children, but for moms as well as everyone in between.

Yankee Candle Coupon, exp 4/28

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Here's a coupon for buy 2 get 1 free from Yankee Candle. It expires April 28th and is good on your next purchase of large candles.

Follow them on Facebook TheYankeeCandleCompany, on Twitter (@theyankeecandle), or on Pinterest (theyankeecandle).

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

Getting Ready for Summer Blogger Opp

Looks to still have openings for the first fifty bloggers to sign up for this blogger opportunity and get a free link. After that it is pay only. 3 prizes for this giveaway once it starts in June, all coming from Toy R Us, so should be a nice and popular giveaway.
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Come and join us on this great giveaway
"Getting ready for Summer"

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Camping Survival Giveaway

Camping Survival Giveaway and are partnering up to help make your next camping trip more comfortable. With close to $500 in prizes spread across four prizes, you don't want to miss this giveaway, if you like to camp. Enter before July 3rd, 2013.

  • 1 winner will receive a Hogan Ultralight 2 Person Tent. (Valued at $279)
  • 1 winner will receive a Slumberjack Trail Tent 2. (Valued at $84)
  • 1 winner will receive a Coleman Sundome 4-Person Tent (Valued at $94)
  • 1 winner will receive a Slumberjack No Fly Zone Sleeping Bag (Valued at $40)

Beyond the Iron Gate Book Blast Giveaway

Time for our next book blast-related giveaway. This time with lots of entry options for you and plenty of book-related swag for the title Beyond the Iron Gate. Watch the for the author chat, too.

Enter below for you chance to win!

$25 Amazon Gift Card, Tote Bag, Rubber bracelets (2), Handmade beaded necklace and earrings set, Keychain, Autographed postcard and bookmark, Magnets, Series trading cards

Amazon GIft Card $25.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Boylston Street is Back

From their Facebook page:
Let's show our support to the merchants of Boylston St! Pledge right now to spend $25 on Boylston St this Saturday. Please Like and Share this page!!

Daily Votes for Fazzino Giveaway

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I posted recently about my entry into this contest and discovered something interesting... You can vote daily... I've been missing votes if I just vote for myself... but if you don't mind helping out... Votes accepted until June 30th, 2013. Thanks. 

You can enter yourself if you own any Charles Fazzino 3D PopArt and hang it in your home. Just take a picture and submit it to the Win a Fazzino for your Home giveaway. You'll have a chance to win a limited edition piece of art. The person whose picture gets the most votes, wins another picture. There are five runner up prizes.

Walgreens 99¢ Photo Brag Book

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I always like these photo books but prefer them free. If you don't mind paying 99¢, here's one from Walgreens you can get in time for Mother's Day. Use code 99BRAG. You have until Saturday April 27th to order. Typically, if you pickup in store, you'll avoid the shipping charges.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Photo Ready Giveaway

Here's a giveaway for a great camera package, promoting a blogger giveaway tool. So, if you're a blogger, check out the sponsor Giveaway Booster. Then for everyone, enter to win the camera package. You don't have to be a blogger for that from what I can tell. Good luck.
Canon EOS REBEL T4i Camera Package

Welcome to the Photo Ready Giveaway Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Please take a moment to say hello to our sponsor: Giveaway Booster

Have a giveaway? Great! Now, how do you get the word out about your giveaway? Of course you want to reach more than just your audience right?!
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$100 Paypal Cash Giveaway

Who doesn't like these cash giveaways in the form of a PayPal payment. Who doesn't wish there was a bigger prize... :) You have until the 24th of May to do this. Good luck in the hunt.
Today is Great Products! Great Reviews!'s 1 year anniversary, so they are hosting a $100 Paypal Cash giveaway for their readers and mine.
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Also co-hosted by The Lucky Lady Bug and Real Moms Review. Please check them out!

UGLee Pen Review and Giveaway

Some of the review products I get are through the web site You request to "join" a campaign, then the vendor picks which bloggers to participate with, sending them samples to review. That is how I got the Hugo book a couple months back. This month, I got to try the UGLee pen in this manner and get to offer one in a giveaway, too.

The UGLee Pen gets its name as the Ultimate Grip Pen by James Lee. It is your basic ball point pen with its own replaceable ink refill. The pen is different from your typical ball point in that it is designed to be more ergonomic and comfortable. The base that you hold is constructed differently. Instead of a solid hard plastic surface to grasp the pen, it is a soft pliable material that conforms to your fingers slightly. I like to think of the difference in an ergonomic fashion, but it feels so different that my wife refused to use the unit after trying it out just once. I stuck with it though, trying it for two-to-three weeks more, to see if my hand got used to the difference. It didn't, but I liked how the pen writes. It still just feels plain weird to use it. And everyone I handed the pen to when they needed one to sign something felt the same way.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gore Place Sheepshearing Festival Giveaway Ends Today

Sheepshearing Festival at Gore Place
The ticket giveaway for the Sheepshearing Festival at Gore Place in Waltham, Mass ends today. I need time to notify winners and then notify festival. The one day event is April 27th from 10 am to 5 pm. We have ten tickets to give away, as in five pairs of $15 adult tickets each. Kids under 12 are free. If you aren't familiar with Gore Place, they offer a virtual tour. You need to be 18+ to enter and obviously be local to go to event. This ends tonight, 4/23 at 11:59 pm EDT.

Neil Diamond Sings Sweet Caroline @ Fenway

Boston Strong
Sweet Caroline is like the official song at Fenway Park in Boston, getting played every game during the seventh inning stretch since 2002. For this weekend's game against Kansas City, Neil Diamond himself showed up in town to sing. It wasn't the same as the national anthem singalong at the Bruin's game the other night, but it did feel kinda special.
The rest of the league joined in on Monday in remembrance of the tragedy where the song was played at all stadiums. Even the hockey fans at Madison Square Garden got involved.

Energize Your Own Adventure Giveaway

Okay, we're starting this one early for Earth Day, and of course I've been busy all day. I really like the prize here. Hope your day was nice and green. Good luck and I hope you win.

Prize $100 Visa Giveaway

Here we have a giveaway ending on Mother's Day. One of my favorite Mother's Day memories is when I was in college. I decided to fly home for Mother's Day using that credit card your parents give you that you should only use in an emergency. Surprise...

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Create your gift registry Today! helps you buy the gifts your loved ones really want.

 Enter to win a $100 Visa Gift Card to buy Mom (or yourself) a great Mother’s Day Gift!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Kiss the Cook Blogger Opp

Here's a giveaway opportunity for some kitchenalia. Sign up to host the giveaway now or come back in June to try to win.
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Kiss the Cook Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media
Prize: Rachael Ray Cookware Prize Package
Event dates: 6/3 - 6/24

Tell them Java John Z's sent you

Clean Sweep Giveaway

Here is a great giveaway to get that spring cleaning bug kick started. You do want to kick start things, don't you?  Okay, never mind. Go back to bed. :)
Clean Sweep Giveaway

Welcome to the Clean Sweep Giveaway hosted by Stay at Stay at Home Mom with cohosts Ultimate Coupon Club and Kid's Cooking Activities. Its spring! And you know what that means, don't you? Time for Spring Cleaning! This giveaway is designed to help you get the tools you need to clean up the house.

One lucky winner will receive a Bissell Perfect Sweep Sweeper. This incredible cordless sweeper packs one powerful punch. Read the review from Stay a Stay at Home Mom here and learn how you can use this sweeper in your house.

Additionally, the grand prize winner will receive a $75 Gift Code that she can use towards purchasing cleaning supplies (or really, anything at all!) Unsure what supplies you'll need? How about taking the plunge this month and making your own laundry soap. It's super easy to do, and once you've done it, you'll never go back to buying it at the store again. Follow the step-by-step instructions here, or view the video below:

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Next Step Baby Monitors Wireless Camera Giveaway

Following up with our very popular Stokke My Carrier Giveaway, we have our second week's prize as part of the Bloom Into Baby event, a wireless video camera. Just like Stokke, this one is only for a week. Enter early, enter often. Good luck. This giveaway should prove to be very popular.
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Special Thanks to Our AWESOME Co-hosts
This giveaway is part of the Bloom Into Baby Event.
Be sure to check out all of the current Bloom Into Baby giveaways in the linky below the Giveaway Tools Form.