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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sweeping for the Summer #sweepingsummer Blogger Opp

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Given the success I'm having with the Summer Splash blog hop, hey, why not, let's sign up for another. Here's one with an open prize, valued at at least $25. Leave comments on what you'd like to see me offer as the prize or sign up yourself and join the ever growing number of bloggers signing on.

If you're a company and interested in sponsoring my giveaway for the event, please contact me to discuss the opportunity.

Let's Get Organized Giveaway Blogger Opp

I've been eyeing this blogger opportunity for some time and for some reason I just haven't signed up yet. Today, I decided to join in as I like the giveaway prize and I hope you do, too. If you're a blogger, you'll get a free Twitter link if you sign on. For everyone, come back around the 29th of May to try to win.
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Sponsored by: Closetmaid
Event Dates: May 29th - June 16th

Lightair IonFlow 50 Signature Model Giveaway

This is our second time offering an IonFLow air purification system. The first time was very popular. It seems like many folks like / need better air quality. This giveaway runs until 6/8 and actually has TWO systems up as prizes. It is ever open worldwide. Good luck. 

Giveaway Hosted by: Elitemama

LightAir develops products that combine efficiency, functionality, design and ease of use in order to provide you with healthier indoor air quality. The Lightair IonFlow 50 offers an outstanding combination of efficient, silent, filter-free, ozone free, easy to use, energy efficient and economical operation that is at home in any environment. It's a perfect balance between blending in and standing out. The clean lines, slim silhouette and transparency offers you a stylish alternative to the typical industrial looking air purifiers. Lightair IonFlow 50 will nicely be a part of your home, hotel, office, restaurant, shop, school, clinic and more.

OWG Party in a Pitcher Blogger Opp

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Party in a Pitcher

Organized by: Savory Savings 
Prize: A Party in a Pitcher set from OWG!
Event Dates: 5/29 - 6/12
Free Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest link (no announcement required)
Only $1 for extra links

Referral Reward
Please tell them Java John Z's sent you

Good Grillin' Giveaway Blogger Opp

Good Grillin' Giveaway, Sign up for Grill/Home Depot GC giveaway for Memorial Day

Good Grillin’ Event

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8
Prize: Brinkmann Dual Function II + $100 Home Depot Gift Card
Event dates: 5/27 - 6/17

Friday, May 17, 2013

Kidecals 15% Off Coupon Code

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To kind of go along with our Epson Iron-on Kit giveaway, I ran across something similar that doesn't iron on. Instead, they're highly durable stickers, waterproof, and personalizable, too.

Kidecals are an absolute must if you've got kids and hate losing their stuff. Label water bottles, clothing, books, toys, sports gear with their trendy and fun designs. kidecals are really durable...dishwasher, washing machine AND dryer safe, and they don't damage surfaces. Gotta love it.

If you have kids in daycare then you know how important it is to label EVERYTHING. kidecals daycare labels are not just super cute, they're dishwasher, washing machine and dryer safe, and stay put on anything from clothing, to baby's favorite sippy and snack cups.

Groupon: Soladec Portable Solar-Power Charger

I've been eyeing various solar options for recharging my mobile phone. It just so happens that Groupon has a deal on one until the 20th. Check out the Solardec Portable Solar-Power Charger. It regularly goes for $99.99. The deal they have saves you 35%, brining the price down to $64.99. It has a monocrystalline photovoltaic 1.65W solar cell, which should be enough to charge most phones and tablets, too.

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. Father’s Day Giveaway

Who is ready for some barbeque? Just start the line behind me until it is ready. Hey, we can even move this thing around pretty easily. Great for taking to the stadium for some tailgating. Hardly need any space. Should be a great present for Father's Day. Good luck.

Do you know what dad wants for Father's Day? lets you buy the gift your loved ones really want.
Have him create a FREE registry and you will know exactly what to get him!

I Love Summer Giveaway Days Blogger Opp

Here's a blogger opportunity where the giveaway has like a dozen different prizes from cash to cookie making kits to bbq stuff to a bunch of other items. Looks like an interesting collection. Feel free to join in and get a free Twitter/Facebook link with announcement post. Otherwise, come back end of May or later to try to win. No referral bonuses on this one.

Hosted By: Whole Lotta Mama
Open to ALL with a blog!
You’re entitled to ONE FREE FACEBOOK OR TWITTER in exchange of:
1. Posting an announcement post. Grab the announcement post here.
2. Posting about the giveaway event. The HTML code will be provided.
3. Promoting the giveaway AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK.
Send $5.00 to as a gift if no announcement is done.

Father's Day Extravaganza Giveaway

Welcome to the Father's Day Extravaganza Giveaway!
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What do you like to do for your Dad on Father's Day? Do the kids make him a special present? Do you take him our to dinner? Or even cook him a special meal? Do you get together with family? Or even give him a Gift Card to buy himself what he wants? How would you like to make this Father's Day extra special by winning one of these great gifts? We have over $300 worth of prizes that seven lucky winners will have a chance to win.

Erin Book Blast Giveaway

It's Pub Day! 

Congratulations to Monette Pangan on the release of her children's book.

It's great to be part of a large family but sometimes, when you're the smallest, it's not always fun.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Scooper Bowl 2013

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl
The Scooper Bowl is coming June 4th - 6th at Boston's City Hall Plaza. If you aren't familiar with the event, it is a fund raiser for the Jimmy Fund, and also the nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. The event has been going on since 1983 and has raised over $3 million. You can check out the vendors and their flavors now. Canon PowerShot Giveaway

My last two or three camera's have been Canon PowerShots. Each one that I've gotten was a little bit better, increasing the mega-pixels or the optical zoom multiplier. I'm at 14 mega-pixels now myself, but here's a camera that ups that to 16 mega-pixels. I'm sure dad would love this for Father's day. I'm sure mom wouldn't mind it either. Good luck and if you're not sure what dad wants, tell him to fill out a list over at
Enter to win a Canon PowerShot 400IS, ends 6/12
What's on Dad's Wishlist?

Enter to win a Canon PowerShot A400IS

Do you know what dad wants ?

        lets you buy the gift your loved ones really want.
Have Dad create a FREE registry and you
will know exactly what to get him!

LoveJoy Creations Leather Wallet Giveaway

Here's one of those giveaways for a more unique item. In this case a custom leather wallet. If you're lucky (and win), the prize should arrive in time for Father's Day. Of course, if you want to keep for yourself or pass along to someone who isn't your husband/father, we'll never tell. Good luck.

Giveaway hosted by: Elitemama and Sponsored by: LoveJoy Creations

About LoveJoy Creations:
LoveJoy Creations makes personalized, custom, handmade and hand tooled leather wallets for men, women and teens. They make bifolds, trifolds, pocket wallets and more. They hand tool and hand engrave most of their designs from their own drawings so the wallets have a artisanal feel.

LoveJoy Creations also makes custom, personalized leather purses, handbags and clutches in different sizes for women. You can also find handtooled or hand engraved belts, scrapbooks, journals and keepsake albums.

​The Popcorn Factory $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway Co-Host Page

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$15 off $35 & $20 off $45 Yankee Candle Coupons, exp 6/2

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Here's a coupon for buy $15 off a $35 order from Yankee Candle. It expires June 2nd and is good on your next purchase. Online, use code SPRING14.

Here's a coupon for buy $20 off a $45 order from Yankee Candle. It expires June 2nd and is good on your next purchase. Online, use code SPRING13.

In case you missed the announcement, they now have a BACON-scented candle. Buttered popcorn, too.

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.

Bloglovin Blog Hop

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With Google Reader going away, many folks are moving over to Bloglovin to read/follow blog posts. Feel free to hop through the folks listed to add to what you are already following. Or sign up yourself to grow your own followers.

Here's another hop for adding BlogLovin followers:
Life Revolves Around Them

RugsUSA Giveaway

My wife loves our wood floors but she tends to like area rugs almost as much. Properly sizes they help separate the different sections of a room. If you ever wanted to win a rug of your own, enter below. There will actually be two big winners, not just one, and you have until June 17th to enter. Good luck.
RugsUSA Giveaway, ends 6/17 Win 1 of 2 rugs

Welcome to RugsUSA Review and Giveaway

Sponsored by :
Organized by : TheDealMatchmaker

About our sponsor :
Since 1998, RugsUSA has offered an extensive variety of area rugs on the web. RugsUSA makes it easy as they really are a one-stop shop to buy any type of rug that you could possibly imagine, and have the best prices around. All merchandise has exceptional quality and they always bring you the latest designs at the best prices.
RugsUSA offers up to 80% off on Retail Market Price with Free shipping on all orders with no minimum!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Die-cast Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Giveaway

Enter to win 1:24 scale Chevy Camaro from DUB Garage, exp 5/19
Originally posted with a review of a die-cast Ford Explorer, make sure you don't miss out on the giveaway of the Chevrolet Camaro. The R/C 007 car giveaway will start in a couple days as part of the  Decked Out Dad's Day event.

Really Listen to Your Plants Giveaway

I certainly don't have a green thumb. I like electronics and what a cool prize to combine my lack of planting/growing skills with the prize behind this giveaway. If you want to be told when to water and feed your plants, try to win this plant sensor. It looks like an interesting product.
Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Giveaway Event
ARV $130
Hosted by:
Co-Hosted by:
Master of Mom
"Thanks to the unique Plant Care Engine (PCE), Koubachi is able to advise you about everything your plant needs: water, fertilizer, hu­mi­di­ty, temperature and light! Koubachi not only tells you WHEN to care for your plants, but also gives you specific instructions HOW."

Free Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari Stickers

Vote for your favorite dinosaur at the Bronx Zoo Dinosaur Safari and get mailed a sheet of stickers. (One per household) Entering your email address enters you in a sweepstakes for a four pack of tickets to the zoo worth $152. You have until the end of June to enter. I suspect any stickers will run out before then.
You'll be emailed instructions on how to get your stickers mailed to you.
Then, if you happen to be in the New York City area, visit Dinosaur Safari at the Bronx Zoo, open May 25—September 8!

Apple TV Giveaway Blogger Opp

With the bounce house giveaways slowly starting, it is time to look for some new items and electronics seem to be taking off again. I think this is the first blogger giveaway I've seen for an Apple TV, or at least a $100 Apple Gift Card. Sign ups now open. The event is free to join with an announcement post.
Apple TV Giveaway

Famous Free Samples’ Apple TV Giveaway Event
Sign-ups are now open for Famous Free Samples’ latest giveaway event!
  • This 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, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest) are available for $5 each
  • Sign-ups for this event end on May 20th
  • Event runs from May 22 - June 5
  • Prize: An Apple TV (in the form of a $100 Apple Gift Card)
Please send all payments to as a "gift" via PayPal. Sign up for this event here.

Lookout Farm Amateur Photo Contest

Belkin Family Lookout Farm
The folks over at Lookout Farm are hosting an Amateur Photo Contest. From their web site:
Enter our Amateur Photo Contest and you could win a season pass. Send us your best shot of you, your children, a pretty scene or anything you find right here at the farm. Email your images (not to exceed 4MB) to Winners will be chosen in late October.
They are now open every weekend. 10 am - 5 pm.

NHRA - Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Sweepstakes

NHRA - Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Sweepstakes
Here's another boy toy sweepstakes. We're talking possible Christmas presents here as this doesn't end until the 6th of December. Just one entry possible with prizes of a Mustang, Harley-Davidson, home theatre system, or some R/C cars.

Plummet Falls Giveaway

Okay, here's the start of all the bounce house / water slide giveaways I signed up to participate in. Hopefully, you'll like all of these. There will be some great prizes. You have until June 5th to enter this one. Time zones are central here. Watch for more of them starting up soon.
Plummet Falls Adventure Water Slide Giveaway, ends 6/5/13

Welcome to the Summer Adventure Event featuring Banzai Plummet Falls Adventure Slide Water Park Giveaway!

organized by: Mom to Bed by 8
The Plummet Falls water slide/pool allows kids to plummet down the Banzai waterslide, refresh in the splash pool and get drenched in the falls, all without leaving the backyard. This water slide park comes with everything you need for hours of summertime fun.

Big Bike Sweepstakes

Welcome to the Fluke and Ambrose Big BIke Sweepstakes 2013
Fluke and Amprobe have a single-entry sweepstakes going on with some really great "guy" prizes. First prize is a Harley motorcycle worth $12,000. Second prize is a Polaris Sportsman 4-wheeler ($7,000). Third prize is a $1,000 airline ticket (check). And 100 runner ups can get a Fluke hat or Amprobe multifunction pliers. It runs through the end of August so nothing here for Father's Day, but if you win I'm sure you'll make somebody real happy.

Ergo Chef Crimson G10 - 10pc Cutlery Set Father's Day Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Free Toilet Paper

Star Toilet Paper
Okay, I've heard plenty of wacky ideas in my time but I think this one takes the cake. The company Star Toilet Paper offers free toilet paper, to companies, to help save them money. How do they offer free toilet paper? They put ads on the paper. Yes, you read that right, and see that correctly above. That is a roll of toilet paper. They're able to pay for the toilet paper with advertising so you get it for free. I don't plan on trying this out but if you want to...

Epson LabelWorks Iron-on Kit Review and Giveaway

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My wife is big into labeling things. We have what seems like a ton of plastic bins in the basement, all with printed labels from our Brother P-Touch Labeler. Our file cabinets are full of properly labeled file folders, too. Okay, we're a little bit behind, but most are labeled. When I saw the LabelWorks Iron-on Kit from Epson, I just had to give it a try. Thankfully, the folks at Epson were kind enough to provide me a review unit. And, a second one for the giveaway here, as part of the Summer Splash Blog Hop below.
Epson LW-300 Iron-on Kit Giveaway and Review exp May 28th #SummerSplash
The LabelWorks Label Printer is exactly what the name says it is. It is a label printer. You can print to standard 6 mm, 9 mm, or 12 mm tape, clear tape, metallic tape, or even glow-in-the-dark tape. The unit comes with 14 fonts built in (Sans Serif, Sans Serif HG, Sans Serif ST, Gothic, Bold Gothic, Roman, US Roman, CL Roman, Mincho, Gyosho, Reisho, BR, CB, Script PL), 10 styles, 5 sizes, and 2 widths. It offers 300+ symbols and can print labels up to 80 characters long. It supports 7 languages (English, Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, European Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, German), can print vertically or mirror, and the LW-300 can even store 30 label definitions, while the LW-400 can store 50.

Monday, May 13, 2013

$200 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway

Here's a chance to win a $200 Toys Я Us giftcard. If you win, I promise I won't tell your kid(s) and you can use the giftcard on yourself. :) Of course, if you want to spend it on the children, you can certainly do that, instead. I could probably spend this in under 5 minutes if somehow I were the winner. Good luck and you have until May 26th to try to win. Thanks to sponsoring author Carole P. Roman.
$200 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway, ends May 26th

Welcome to the $200 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway!

Hosted by Giveaway Promote.
Sponsored by author Carole P. Roman.

Carole P. Roman recently released volume four in her award winning series, Captain No Beard!
She's celebrating the new releases by giving away a $200 Toys R Us Gift Card or $200 USD via PayPal and a copy of each book!

Captain No Beard and the crew of the Flying Dragon welcome a new crew member, when Cabin Girl Cayla joins the ship. Responsible for his little sister, Captain No Beard is not very happy because he finds his newest charge a distraction. When faced with danger, the captain must find a way to escape.
Captain No Beard: Strangers on the High Seas
While learning valuable lessons about strangers, the crew realized not to judge somebody because they are young or small. Strength comes in all sizes! Be sure to read "Captain No Beard: Strangers on the High Seas", Book 4 of the Captain No Beard Series. It is available on Amazon!

Coach Peyton Bag Blogger Opp

There seems to be a run on Coach bag giveaways of late. We have one other active one and another starting later in the month, at the same time as this one. Here's a chance to sign up for the latest one. You get one free link if you're one of the first fifty to signup or pay options available after that. Do enter all of the giveaways if you want to actually win the Coach bag.

Blogger Opportunity

Giveaway from May 20 to June 14

Come and be part of this awesome giveaway

We are giving away:


Value $398

We will have a max. of 200 bloggers for sign up, it will be a big giveaway.

The RC is not long because each co-host has there own RC with their links.

Here are the details to sign up:

Free Brag Book @ Walgreens, exp 5/15/13

Free Walgreens 4.5x6 Brag Book

Walgreens is offering a free 4.5x6 Brag Book. Free with in store pick up. Otherwise, you'll have to pay shipping. Expires 5/15/13.

Build your brag book and once in cart you'll need to enter the code BRAGABOUTIT at checkout. The code is valid for one user per account. - Photo Prints

Happy Father's Day Giveaway Co-Host Page

Neater Feeder Giveaway

Here's another guest post from Deborah @ Mom Are We There Yet and a giveaway for a Neater Feeder. I won one of these recently for my brother-in-law who just got a dog. It is an interesting  concept/theory.

Check out Neater Feeder. I wish this was around 20 years ago. I hated cleaning up after our pets (my chore as a kid). You can see my review for the Neater Feeder HERE.

One lucky winner will get to pick the size/color of the winner's choice. Must be in the Continental US and 18-years-old or older
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Teton Sport Adventurer Camp Cot Giveaway

Here's a guest post from Deborah @ Mom Are We There Yet and a great giveaway for a camping cot. Definitely much better than putting a sleeping bag on the ground, but it isn't an aero bed which seems to be another popular option these days.

Teton Sports has you covered when it comes to camping gear. I did a review for their Adventurer Camp Cot and LOVE it. You can check it out HERE.

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Wanna win your own? Enter the giveaway now. One winner will win a Teton Sport Adventurer Camp Cot. Retail value $99.99. Must be age 18 or older and live in the Continental U.S.

Summer Splash Blog Hop Favorites

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My Epson label printer giveaway is part of the Summer Splash blog hop. Since the event started earlier in the week, I haven't had a chance yet to take a look at the other giveaways in the hop. I thought I would do so now and share my favorites. 

If you aren't familiar with blog hops, or at least the giveaway variety of them, basically everyone has their own giveaway and there typically is a grand prize, too. All the giveaways are cross-promoted in the hopes of driving more traffic to the individual giveaways. And I have to say with sixty participants in the event, my giveaway is definitely one of my most popular. Just four days into the event, it has the fifth most entries of all twenty-three of my self-hosted giveaways. I bet it will top them all by the time the event is over.

Now as far as the other blog hop participants go, here's a run down of my favorites. Your favorites may differ, but with sixty to look at, try to at least hit these. I like cash, gift cards, and who knows what else, so don't be surprised if those are heavily covered here. Anything above average in value that may be of interest to me I also included.

Do please visit the other folks in the hop, too. But if any of the above giveaways sound interesting, do please stop by.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Music Is Something Beautiful Giveaway

Here's an interesting giveaway to promote a music CD. Listen to the CD and try to win a Coach wristlet, an iPod, an iTunes gift card, as well as the CD. Enter now through May 28th. Good luck.
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Welcome to the Music Is Something Beautiful Giveaway Event!

Organized by: Mom Knows It All
Special thanks to our co-hosts: Tunica Mama, The Minister's Wife Stamps and Saves, and Giveaway Promote. Please be sure to give them a visit and say hello.

Keurig K75 Giveaway Blogger Opp

I thought this was our first blogger opportunity for July but it is actually our second. Some folks, besides me, are just way ahead of the game here. Feel free to sign up to participate, too. The first 50 bloggers to sign up get a free Twitter/Pinterest link. After that, it is paid only. No referral link so no need to say who sent you.

Come and be part of this great giveaway

Giveaway dates:

July 1 to July 22

$100 Paypal Giveaway

Cash giveaways are always great. Here's one for $100. You have two weeks to try to win here.
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Welcome to the $100 Paypal Giveaway!

Organized & Sponsored by: Got Giveaways?

With the price of living going up we can all use a little extra cash. Well maybe not extra as there is no such thing. Anyways Got Giveaways wanted to give one reader $100 Paypal cash!

Prize Package Includes: (1) $100 Paypal Gift Card or Paypal Deposit winners choice.

This giveaway will run 5/12 12am EST - 5/26 11:59pm EST. It is Open to US Only and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

Bloom Into Baby: Zutano Giveaway

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Sponsored by: Zutano
Special Thanks to Our AWESOME Cohosts
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.
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Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser Giveaway

Here's an interesting little gadget that is rarely found outside public restrooms and body shops. The automatic paper towel dispenserretails for just under $100 and you can try to win one for yourself or your family. You have until the end of 5/26 to find out if you 

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Serenity You 1K Pinterest Follower Giveaway

Our Friend Natasha over at Serenity You is celebrating hitting 1,000 Pinterest followers by giving away some Paypal cash. Try your luck and enter to win.
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I have finally reached 1,000 Pinterest followers.
In fact, I've done better than that! 
at the time of writing this I have 1,182 Pinterest Followers and still gaining more every day.

So to celebrate I'm having a giveaway!