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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Standard Concession Supply 4th of July Inflatable ​Giveaway Co-Host Page​

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The Heat Movie Screening, June 18

Being that this movie takes place it in Boston, it doesn't surprise me that the screening tickets are already gone for there. With that said, there are plenty of other cities around the country that appear to still have tickets available. I can't say with 100% certainty, but it appears all the preview tickets are for the June 18th. Starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.

From IMDB:

Uptight FBI special agent Sarah Ashburn is paired with testy Boston cop Shannon Mullins in order to take down a ruthless drug lord. The hitch: neither woman has ever had a partner -- or a friend for that matter.

iPad with Retina Display Blogger Opp

The bounce house/water slide giveaways are upon us now. The electronics giveaways are coming back. This one doesn't start up until the END of July. This is super far in advance but. apart from the giveaways I create for myself, I don't have much say on the when. So, if you want to join in on the giveaway with your own blog, sign up below. To win the iPad, you'll have to wait until July, or August even when it ends.
iPad with Retina Display

Bloggers sign up

Come and join us on this great giveaway.

July 29 to Aug. 19

We are giving away an iPad with Retina display 32GB color Black
 value $599.00

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 Link (Twitter or Pinterest)  
The first 50 bloggers to sign up will get a link free with announcement. 
Announcement is require or you have to pay a waver fee of $5.00
(Please read the sign up form on the top to know if we still have free space available)

-Link/ or extra links $4.00 each (if the free spots are gone, to be part of this giveaway you will need to pay $4.00 for each link you want on the giveaway)
Announcement is require or you have to pay a waver fee of $5.00.

-Co-Host $20.00
The co-host get 2 host page.  
10 links on the RC.
No announcement require.

Please send payment to as a gift.

Happy Fourth of July Giveaway Co-Host Page

Amazon Email/RSS #1

Amazon Youtube #3

Gourmet Brownie Giveaway

It is funny. I try to keep the Upcoming Giveaways list linked to above up to date. Sometimes I forget... This is one of those I forgot to add to the list. Oops. I wonder how many more I forgot. Ugh. Hopefully not too many. The giveaway is for food, food, food, three winners in all. Who wants to eat some brownies? Gourmet brownies even. Good luck. You have a whole month to enter to win.
Enter to win gourmet brownies. Three winners. Ends 6/25.

Organized by Adventure Into Domesticland
Sponsored by Bombshell Brownie Co.

A big thanks to my co-host Naturalhairlatina!

3 Winners!
Each gets to pick 3 gourmet/premium flavor brownies.
For a full list of flavors visit Bombshell Brownie Co.
Alice from Adventure Into Domesticland got to taste the ones below, read her review!

Kindle Fire HD Blogger Opp

We had multiple Kindle Fire giveaways running last month and they all proved to be very popular. We have none actively running but here's one to start in July if you can wait that long. I'd probably bet that I'll find another one that will start sooner, but you never know. If you're interested in participating in the hosting side, sign up now for a free Twitter link. And, tell them Java John Z's sent you. Then everyone come back in July to enter to win. Good luck. 
Kindle Fire HD
Coming Soon!
July 10 - July 30

Hosted by: So Sew Mama

Desiree from So Sew Mama is getting Married this August! What better way to celebrate then to have an awesome giveaway!! 

Prizes are subject to change with the amount of sponsors and sign ups! 

Prizes will include a Kindle Fire HD.
Possible add-ons of Pay Pal cash or Amazon gift cards!
The more sign ups, the greater the prizes.

Mayapple Baby Giveaway

Here's a giveaway for some baby teethers and furniture guards. Unlike most of the group giveaways I've done in the past, the review comes along with it, and hey, you even have video. You have a week to enter to win. Good luck.
Enter to win a set of teethers and furniture guards

Mayapple Baby LLC is sponsoring an awesome giveaway of their best products!

Attention babies and baby mommas! ;) This sweepstakes is awesome. You have the opportunity to some of the best products Mayapple Baby LLC has to offer. You can learn more about Mayapple Baby here:
The winner will receive:
  • one set of Suri the Octopus and Friends teething toys (winner gets to pick which color set -- blueberry or lemon)
  • one 16-pack of Roving Cove Save Corner Cushions childproofing furniture guards (winner gets to pick which color -- coffee brown, onyx or oyster)
Feel free to leave a comment on this blog to share what you'd select for your baby if you win! :) We'd love to hear it.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Michael Bublé - To Be Loved Album Review

To Be Loved Album Cover
Michael Bublé is trying out his luck again with song writing in his sixth studio album To Be Loved. With 4 of the album's fourteen songs co-written by Bublé, including lead single It's a Beautiful Day, you get to hear the tones of his voice glide through not only his own songs but through various covers, too. You get a mixture of musical genres, from crooner tunes to contemporary pop-rock, with plenty in between, too. Not just a soloist, he partners with the likes of Reese Witherspoon, fellow Canadian Bryan Adams, among two groups Naturally 7 and The Puppini Sisters.
Michael Buble

2013 Mustang Castrol Sweepstakes

Enter to win a 2013 Ford Mustang GT
Visit Castrol Oil's Facebook page for a chance to win a 2013 Ford Mustang GT. You have until 10/27/13 to enter.
Three Finalists will win a trip to the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals in Pomona California November 7, 2013 thru November 11, 2013. 
They will receive two weekend passes to the race, a tour of John Force Racing Headquarters, dinner with the Team Force drivers, and a John Force Racing Prize pack. 
Each of the finalists will receive a key for a chance to start the Ford Mustang. The person who has the key that starts the car will win the Ford Mustang.

Canon Rebel T3i DSLR Camera Blogger Opp

We've had some camera giveaways in the past and I think they are liked. So, here's another one starting up next month. Feel free to sign on to participate, and get a free Twitter/Pinterst link, or wait until June 5th to enter and win.
Canon Rebel T3i DSLR Camera
Free Blogger Event!
Prize: Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera with Lens Kit
Event Dates: June 5 - June 30
Free link for posting and promoting the giveaway

Ergo Chef Pro-Series 11pc Block Set w/Stamped Steak Knives Giveaway Co-Host Page

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We've Moved

Java John Z's Logo
You might notice a slight change here. We've moved. What used to be has now become All the old URLs will direct to the new location. I'm not sure how Alexa rankings/reviews work. I might have to start from scratch there... :( I just don't know. I hope note. If you do know, please let me know.

Update... It appears Alexa starts from scratch. That means all 50+ of the reviews left for are now essentially gone. If you don't mind posting a new one... it would be much appreciated. It even gives you a chance to update your old opinion... Thanks.

Father’s Day Mosaically Giveaway

Java John Z's is very excited to be part of this interesting Father's Day event! No, that isn't a bingo board below. It is meant to symbolize a mosaic: a picture or decoration made of small, usually colored pieces of inlaid stone, glass, etc. And, that is what the prize we have for this giveaway. Below the logo is a guest post from Shauna Torres of Adventures of My Family of 8. (No, I don't have a hubby...)
mosaically logo
Like many, I struggle each year trying to find the perfect Father's Day gift for my Hubby. It is often hard to shop for men because they are quick to purchase any items they need, when they need them. Plus, they are normally quick to buy up the latest gadgets and gizmos. That is where Mosaically comes in handy. Mosaically is a website that turns your photo print into a mosaic masterpiece! The site is super-easy to navigate and it takes a very short amount of time to create and see your personalized, one-of-a-kind mosaic piece. The way it works is that you upload your 'Big Picture' and then other photos that you will want to use as the tiles for the mosaic... side note - the more photos you use, the cooler it will look on your wall. Your finished product is then printed on Epson Premium Luster Professional Photo Paper and sent off to you. In the past, a collage was enough to provide a memorable photography montage. Nowadays, even that is becoming so normal that finding something unique is getting harder and harder. Here is the masterpiece Adventures of 8 was thinking of giving to her Hubby... What do you think?

LD Products Grill Package Giveaway

Here's your change to win a $1,100 Weber Genesis S-310 grill. Enter before 6/7 to win.
With Father's Day fast approaching, there have been many manly giveaways going on, and here's yet another one. It is a great grilling package, with not just the grill but some tools and swag to have some really fantastic barbecues with family over the summer. See the fuller rules below, but it is for 18+ US-only. Sorry my Canadian friends and readers elsewhere.

The retail value is about $1,100

Prize includes:
Weber Genesis S-310 Grill
Weber Grill Cover
Cuisinart Grill Tools

Assorted Grill Swag (skewers (100-pack), cedar planks, grilling basket, 5 lb. bag of mesquite wood chunks,  5 lb. bag of cherry wood chunks, and 12 in. grilling thermometer)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Bounce into Summer Giveaway

Our run on bounce house / water slide giveaways continues. Here's one with a slide into a pool. Not exactly a water slide, but some water fun to boot. Good luck in your entries here. They'll be another bounce house giveaway starting tomorrow, then I'll create a posting listing them all together so you can find the giveaways more easily.
Enter to win Playhouse Bouncers Little Sprout All-in-One Bouncer, Slide, and Pool, ARV $400, Ends 6/10
ARV $400
Hosted by:
A Lucky Ladybug
A Ladybug on the Go

This playhouse really has it all.  It is height is just low enough to be used indoors, but it has a full pool and water slide for those hot summer days.  The bounce area (6x6 feet) is a nice size for a few kids and there is a separate ball pit that holds two packs of play balls just right.

Perfect for the kids who want more then just a backyard pool, and it can be used inside when it rains or even all winter (it's just 6 feet high and will fit in most rooms or in the basement of any house).

Tip Hero's Father's Day Giveaway

Welcome to the Father's Day giveaway event sponsored by Tip Hero, featuring some wonderful bloggers. With Father's Day just around the corner, we thought that a giveaway event was a great way to recognize all of the dads out there and to give someone a chance to win a great dad-ly prize.
Enter to win a $100 Home Depot Gift Card thanks to Tip Hero. Ends 6/7/13.
One lucky winner will be the recipient of a $100 Home Depot gift card to help get your favorite dad the perfect gift this Father's Day! Just keep it away from mom as she has her own project ideas she wants done.

Exit the Highway Sweepstakes

Win 1 2013 Toyota Prius
My first car out of college was a Toyota Corolla. It got alot of mileage on it quickly and served me well. I'd love to win a new Prius as my current vehicle is north of 150K miles. Here's the chance, and you can win, too. There are five methods of entry with a weekly prize if you submit photos. Enter before the end of July.
Pledge to drive the scenic route and spend time in nature. Discover natural wonders near you, and learn about local conservation projects and heroes! You could win a 2013 Toyota Prius v with your pledge and gain extra entries when you share your photos, stories, and nature destinations with others.

Apple iPod nano 16GB Slate Blogger Opp

Do people still use iPods? I use my phone for music. If you're into iPods, here's a blogger opportunity to sign up for, or come back in July to try to win. First 50 are free with announcement post, after that it is pay only, up to 200 participants.
We are giving away one

Apple iPod nano 16GB Slate (7th Generation) 

July 8 - 29

The winner can choose any of the available color and they can add free engrave.

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

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Membership Giveaway

If the six giveaways that started earlier today weren't enough, we have one more. This one can help your child(ren) over the summer (and throughout the year) so they don't lose what they've learned during the school year, and perhaps even get ahead. This looks like a promising site and I might have to give it a try myself. Good luck. You have a month to enter to win. Premium 1 Year Membership Giveaway! Giveaway

We are offering a Giveaway for! That’s right one Lucky winner will win a membership for one year to
Starts: 5/22/2013 9:00 pm CST
Ends: 6/22/2013 9:00 pm CST

Home from The Blog Workshop

The Blog Workshop
Okay, it was a virtual conference and I never left the house but I thought I would throw my two cents out there about the whole conference. I got to attend the The Blog Workshop conference for free in return for promoting the event here.

Over this past weekend, I got to attend the conference. It was a series of after hours sessions to help me get a better grasp of the blogsphere world. I've only been doing this for just over five months so I thought I could learn a few things. Impressions of the conference? The talks were helpful but I think I got more from the networking. This is not to knock the speakers or the coordinators, as all the information was great. Over the long term though, I'll get more from the relationships created with other bloggers. I met many other bloggers who have been doing this longer and they were more than willing to share pointers.

I tried to live tweet throughout the conference (tweets). Hopefully I didn't overwhelm you with #TBWC13 tweets. I didn't tweet much compared to some others as I was mostly trying to listen to the speakers.

Hopefully, you, my readers, will find a better blog here as a result of my attendance.

Towel Warmer Giveaway

Amba Towel Warmer
On the Amba Products Facebook page, they are giving away a towel warmer. I'm not sure why they are doing this in the warmth of May but perhaps that explains the low entries in the giveaway. If they hit 800 entries, they'll also give away a second, larger unit. This runs until May 24th.

Free Better Homes and Gardens Subscription

Better Homes and Gardens cover
Looking to pickup a free subscription to Better Homes and Gardens? The folks over at freebizmag are offering one. They'll offer you some trade magazines and newsletters, too, but you can ignore all those to get the free magazine. Just be sure not to accept any of the other offers. Enjoy.

QMT Redwood Etched Glass Bird Feeder And Redwood Bird House Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Artist on the Go Giveaway

I recently won some getting started with drawing books for my son and he has surprisingly taken to them. His chalk art skills are improving now that the weather has been nicer. Here's a chance to win a traveling kit for young artists. It looks really interesting and should be great for that creative kid. Good luck. You have until June 22nd to enter.

Welcome to the Artist on the Go Giveaway!

Hosted By: Tyrneathem
Sponsored By: BeginAgain Toys

About Our Sponsor: BeginAgain was founded on the principles, ideas, and inventions of Benjamin Barlowe, an early 20th century inventor from Fort Collins. Ben’s fantastic tales and astute observations of his grandchildren, Zadie and Fuller, are the inspiration behind our products. His archive overflows with tinkered toys, playful mechanisms, and incredible stories filled with nostalgia, history, and lessons on how things used to be.

GoodSync Review

Read a review of GoodSync from the folks that brought you RoboForm
The folks over at Siber Systems, maker of RoboForm, have been keeping me busy here, even before they offered five licenses for a giveaway in March. I've done a review of their RoboForm product, a second review of RoboForm but from a mobile perspective, and now, I'm looking at their GoodSync product. Each of the six prize packs for the Decked Out Dad's Day giveaway event includes both RoboForm and GoodSync licenses, so they've been very generous.

Crocodile Isle Inflatable Water Slide Giveaway

The run on bounce house and water slide giveaways continues. Like the Air Walker giveaway, this too happens to be sponsored by Blast Zone. You have a full month to enter here. Lots of options for entries. Good luck and more are coming.

Crocodile Isle Inflatable Water Slide Giveaway
Brought to you by Blast Zone

Reviewz & Newz and Inside My Head are happy to be co-hosting this giveaway for a Crocodile Isle Water Slide.
Crocodile Isle Water Slide giveaway. Enter to win. Ends 6/22.

Famous Free Samples' Apple TV Giveaway

Welcome to our first giveaway of an Apple TV unit. Is it time to cut the wire and get rid of cable? With options like this, it may be a reality for more and more folks. I'm not there yet myself. Are you? Good luck with the giveaway. All the US folks have until June 5th to enter to win.
Enter to win the Apple TV #Giveaway, ends June 5th
Welcome to the Apple TV Giveaway Event hosted by Famous Free Samples! We're looking to give away an Apple TV, in the form of a $100 Apple gift card, to one lucky winner!

A little about the Apple TV:

RAOK Birthday Giveaway

Here is a guest post from Rayven Perkins of Stay a Stay at Home Mom. She's celebrating a birthday soon and is celebrating with a $100 giveaway. She actually admits her age, too. :) This is worldwide and ends on June 11th. Good luck.
RAOK Birthday Giveaway, enter to win $100 Amazon GC. Ends on 6/11
Have you ever done something nice for someone else, just because? Has someone else ever done something nice for you? It doesn't have to be a big thing; letting someone who is in a hurry cut in line, or bringing an elderly neighbor flowers. Just something, random, that brings a smile to someone else's face.

That's what the RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness) Giveaway is all about. It's Rayven from Stay a Stay at Home Mom's birthday this month, and she is celebrating by giving away a $100 Gift Code to one lucky viewer. But her birthday wish is more than that. Read her story:

Ecocentric Mom Subscription Giveaway: Bloom into Baby

Our Bloom into Baby event continues with yet another giveaway. This time the prize is a one year subscription to one of those monthly product shipping places, this time with items for the little one in your household, and not the furry little one. Good luck.
Bloom Into Baby Button-1
Sponsored by: Ecocentric Mom
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.
Ecocentric Mom is one of the best subscriptions out there! Each month they bring you eco-friendly and innovative products for you and your little one!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Decked Out Dad's Day Giveaway

Wow. Hosting a giveaway is lots of work, and all I had to do was gather prizes. Randi of A Lucky Ladybug does all the hard work here putting everything else together. Thanks. I hope you like what is available here. We've put together over $1,000 in prizes for you all. Some of these I wish I could win myself, but unfortunately I can't. So, good luck and enter through June 5th. Timing should get you the prizes in time for Father's Day, though we can't guarantee shipment from sponsors. There will be SIX different winners here. Sorry Canadians and everyone else outside the US, but we're US only here.
Decked Out Dad's Day, enter to win over $1,000 in prizes. Ends June 5th
Hosted by
Co-Hosted by Tyrneathem and Funny Postpartum Lady  
Celebrate Father's of all kinds this Father's Day!  Decked Out Dad's Day is all about Dad whether he's a traveler, a techie, the chef, or even the stay at home man!!  Make Our Own Network is thrilled to bring you over $1000 in gifts for Dad.  There are 6 packages worth over $145 each!

Summer Fun Giveaway Blogger Opp

Not exactly another bounce house giveaway but we do have a trampoline. Close. Here's another fun summer giveaway that is looking for bloggers to help promote. Sign up and join the fun. Tell them Java John Z's sent you if you do. And, come back to win starting June 10th.
Summer Fun Event button

Summer Fun Event

Organized by: Iowa Mom
Prizes Include: Skywalker Bounce-N-Learn Trampoline, Intex 10' x 30" Metal Frame Swimming Pool, Glenmeadow 6-Piece Folding Patio Dining Set with Umbrella, Flexible Flyer Swing Free Metal Swing Set & 20" Huffy Rock It Boys' Bike. *5 winners*
Event dates: 6/10 - 6/24


$75 Target or Walmart GC Giveaway

Here's a really simple giveaway. Just a gift card for either Target or WalMart. Your choice. That's it. Good luck and enter early and often. Open to US and Canada. Ends on 6/11.
Target Gift Card
Walmart Gift Card
Win a $75 Target or Walmart Gift Card(winners choice)! 

Spruce up your wardrobe, your house,or just you, with this great giveaway! One lucky winner will get their choice of either a $75 Target or Walmart Gift Card (winner's choice)! Just enter the rafflecopter below to win. The Winning entry WILL be verified. Giveaway Ends on June 11, 2013. Good luck!!! Open to US & Canada.Void where prohibited.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Woodie Specs Walnut Wood Watch Father's Day Giveaway Co-Host Page

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QMT Windchime $200 Gift Certificate Giveaway Co-Host Page

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DaddyScrubs All American Daddy T-shirt Review

Daddy Scrubs All American Daddy Tee Review
When hunting out appropriate partners for the Decked Out Dad's Day event, an obvious choice to me was DaddyScrubs. They seem to be all over the place in the blogsphere of late and with a Father's Day theme... They were nice enough to offer The Big Daddy Gift Set for the giveaway event. More on that later. They also offered an All American Daddy T-shirt to me for a review.
All American Dad T-Shirt

Melissa & Doug Fun in the Sun Blogger Opp

Melissa & Doug $200 Product Giveaway

Hosted by: Mom Powered Media
Prize: $200 Melissa & Doug Products
The event dates: 6/6-6/27
Open US Only
Blogger Prize: Top referral will receive a free co-host spot.
Sign-up here

Tip Hero's Father's Day Giveaway Blogger Opp

Here's another blogger opportunity that will be starting this week. This time for a $100 Home Depot gift card prize. You get a free Twitter/Pinterest link if you post the announcement. Otherwise, the cost is $5. Be sure to come back in a few days to try to win.
Tip Hero's Father Day Giveaway Event Button

Run Dates: May 24th - June 7th

Prize: $100 Home Depot Gift Card

Eligibility: US 18+

Sponsor: Tip Hero 

Signups Close: May 22nd

LolShirts Has You Lolling

LolShirts Logo
Okay, I've been on a quest to update my t-shirt collection for some time now and I think I found a great winning source, They sent me one shirt for review and offered a second to be included with the Decked Out Dad's Day grand prize giveaway, starting in a few days.
I Found This Humerus
The shirt I got for review has the saying of "I found this humerus" with a picture of a humerus bone below the saying. It is a Delta ProWeight shirt, 100% preshrunk cotton. It fits quite well and is relatively soft to the touch.
Humerus Shirt in Mirror

Spring All Coach, Only Coach Giveaway Event

Our second of two Coach giveaways starting today/tonight has not one but THREE Coach bags up for grabs, totaling over $1,000 in value. What is the draw to these bags? Good luck in the giveaway. I'm sure this one will be a very popular giveaway, too. Do be sure to enter the other Coach giveaway if you want to try to win that bag, too.
Enter to win one of three Coach bags, ends May 31st
Welcome to the ALL Coach, ONLY Coach Spring Event hosted by Dixieland Mom Product & Travel Reviews and Virtual Musings of a Chic Momma!

We are excited to offer 3 (THREE!!) winners a new Coach! Entry is simple! Just follow the instructions on the Giveaway Tool below!

But first, we have to give you the fine print, aka, official rules for this sweepstakes.

Coach Peyton Bag Giveaway

I don't get the big deal about these bags. But, it seems these bags are very popular and their giveaways even more so. I couldn't pass up signing up for this one to see how popular they are for myself. If you want to win the bag, enter early and often. And good luck. If you want to try to explain their popularity to me... Good luck there, too. Our second Coach giveaway starting today has three bags up for grabs. Do enter there, too.

Hosted by NYSavingSpecials 


One lucky winner will win


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Coach Bag

Air Walker Bounce Castle Giveaway

Here is the start of our week of bounce house / water slide giveaways. We'll be starting four in total here at Java John Z's, plus one already started. I'd like to thank those who used me as a referral for this event. There were enough of you to help make me co-host. You have a month to try to win the castle here. Do enter the other giveaways, too, once they start. I'll post them all together once they all start. I'm assuming if you want to win one of these you'll want to win any of them. Good luck and invite us over if you win.

Air Walker Bounce Castle Giveaway
Brought to you by Blast Zone

Full Review HERE

Product Description: The Blast Zone Air Walker Bounce Castle provides bouncing fun for up to three kids, and is fully enclosed by heavy-duty netting to ensure safety.

Within a few short minutes of opening the box, your Air Walker kid's outdoor inflatable bouncer is ready to use. The included fan provides constant airflow into the bouncing castle while your kids bounce away. The Air Walker Bounce Castle stores easily in the included bag.