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Saturday, June 8, 2013

LongHorn Steakhouse Review and Giveaway

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for LongHorn Steakhouse. I received a gift card to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.
Enter for a chance to win a set of 4 Longhorn Steak knives
I finally got around to cleaning up the grill for the summer so I can barbecue at home. With that said, I gave grilling at home a break for the day and took my son over to LongHorn Steakhouse to let them grill. My wife needed a break, too, from a crazy week so it was just the two of us dining together for a change.

I'm typically a fan of getting ribeyes when I dine out for steak. However, when I saw Longhorn's Steaks That Sizzle menu items, offering three boldly topped sirloins, I couldn't pass one up. They offered a smoky double bacon sirloin, spicy jalapeƱo cheddar sirloin, and a bold balsamic BBQ sirloin. The spicy one was perfect for me, though I probably would have been satisfied with any of the three. I got it with a chopped salad and some grilled corn on the cob to boot.
Spicy Jalapeno Cheddar Sirloin w/ Grilled Corn

FREE (FAR) RobiComb from LiceGuard at CVS

Here's something you can get for free after rebate (FAR) that one hopes you never need. A lice comb.The folks over at LiceGuard are offering to rebate your purchase price when you get one from CVS. You have to buy before 6/15/13 and send in form by 6/25/13.

$100 PayPal / Amazon Blogger Opp

Here's a blogger opportunity without a name. The prize is simple.Win either $100 PayPal cash or a $100 Amazon GC. Free Twitter/Pinterest links available with an announcement post.
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Organized by: Money Saving Deals
Prize: $100 Amazon / PayPal
Free Twitter/Pinterest link w/ announcement
Event Dates: 7/5 - 7/19

Friday, June 7, 2013

Omni Summer Passport Sweepstakes

Omni Hotels & Resorts is running the “Omni Summer Passport Sweepstakes“! Your chance to win round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two to your choice of five Global Hotel Alliance destinations!
Enter to win a trip to Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Amelia Island, Rome, or London in the Omni Summer Passport Sweepstakes. Ends 8/25

The grand prize is a trip to one of the following:
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Amelia Island, Florida
  • Rome, Italy
  • London, England
If I were to win, I'm not sure which I'd pick. I love visiting London but I've never been to Brazil. Hopefully, I'll get to make the choice. Or, maybe you will get to choose.

Make A Splash Blogger Opp

Here's a fun blogger opportunity where the prize is for the little ones from little tikes. Sign up now and get a free Twitter or Pinterest link. If you do sign-up, please tell them Java John Z's sent you. Thanks.
Time to make a splash

Organized by: The Kids Did It, Mom of One and Having Fun
Prize:  Little Tikes Anchors Away Pirate Ship
Free Twitter/Pinterest w/ announcement
Event dates: 6/21-7/8

Organic Coffee Giveaway Blogger Opp

Do your blog readers drink coffee? Would you like to give them the opportunity to win four pounds of organic coffee beans and a grinder? If so, here's a blogger opportunity for you to sign up for.

Love coffee? Love organic stuff? Bring your readers the chance to win some incredibly delicious coffee from Organic Coffee Company! Prize featured is $40 worth of organic coffee and a Krups Fast-Touch Coffee Grinder worth $30!
Treat your readers to a coffee-lover's dream with this giveaway sponsored by Organic Coffee Co. &! Winner will receive four 12 oz bags of organic coffee and a Krups Fast-Touch Coffee Grinder! Retail value of this prize is $70!

This giveaway will take place from 6/22 to 7/10. Signing up for this event is free and the blogger with the most referrals will receive a free co-host spot, a free host page and five free links.

Announcement Post can be found HERE.

Sign-up page can be found HERE.

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Win Dinner with the Patriots Coach

Win Dinner with the Coach
For all the New England Patriots fans out there, here's a free chance to win a dinner with Bill Belichick. Of course, it might be an interesting dinner if you are not a fan of the Pats and perhaps like the Jets maybe... The rules are careful to say win a spot for you and one (1) guest to attend a dinner with the then-current Patriots Head Coach at Gillette Stadium. Enter by June 16th. Open to all residents of the US, not just those locally. Of course, dinner will be local, so you'll need to arrange to be in Massachusetts for the dinner if you win and don't live close.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

National Donut Day Friday

Celebrate National Donut Day June 7
Stop by Dunkin Donuts tomorrow and pickup a free donut with any beverage purchase. Also, follow @DunkinDonuts on Twitter  from 10am - 4pm for a chance to win.
Not to be left out, Krispy Kreme is giving away doughnuts instead of donuts... :)

Tim Horton has a coupon for a free donut.
Entenmann's has a contest for a free year of donuts.

$200 Melissa and Doug eGift Code Giveaway

Enter the Fun in the Sun Giveaway to win a $200 Melissa and Doug eGift Code. Ends 6/27.
Summer weather is here! Melissa & Doug has all kinds of great toys for you to help keep the kids entertained for the summer. You can get toys for all ages including classic toys, tents, sand toys, puzzles, art & craft, plus more!
With a six year old, it seems like we're slowly growing out of the Melissa & Doug stage. We're not though. They have toys for even the 8+ crowd. Over 500 actually. Don't rule them out for toys just because you're more accustomed to seeing them played with by the younger crowd.
Not only do you have the opportunity to win this giveaway but you can also head on over to the Melissa & Doug on Facebook fan page and then click on the Play to 250k Sweepstakes tab to enter the Play to 250,000 Fans Sweepstakes.
Each time their fan base grows by 1,000 fans, a fan will win a selection of Melissa & Doug toys. Plus, when the Facebook page reaches 250,000 fans, all fans will receive a special gift. WOW!!

Teas' Tea Summer Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a Teas' Tea prize pack including tote, towel, t-shirt, and Tea's Tea coupon. {US, 18+, 6/30}
Here's a fun summer giveaway brought to you by the folks at Teas' Tea. The prize is a beach pack that includes a branded tote, towel, T-shirt and one Teas' Tea Coupon. Lots of ttttts in case you didn't notice.
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ITO EN’s TEAS’ TEA brand is an all-natural, ready-to-drink iced tea, named from the Japanese expression Ocha no Naka No Ocha, simply meaning “The Tea of ALL Teas!”
Win a trip to Australia with Teas' Tea

Win an Indian Chief

Enter for a chance to win a 2014 Indian Chief
Indian Motorcycle is the original American motorcycle company, founded in 1901. I remember seeing them on at least one episode of the TV show American Pickers. Here is your chance to win your very own Indian Motorcycle. $19,000-ish worth. Entries accepted until 8/11/13.

Zipz Shoes Giveaway

Here's a quick one week giveaway for some really interesting shoes. These are available for men and women alike, adult and child. Ends June 12th.

Welcome to Zipz Shoes Giveaway!

Hot Fun Stuffs has teamed up with several awesome bloggers to bring you this great giveaway!
Sponsored by: Zipz Shoes
Change Your Shoes, Change Yourself, Change Your World!
Zipz is the world’s first, true, interchangeable shoe which start a shoevolution! Born in California. Designed in the USA.
The PRIZE: A pair of Zipz shoe
Giveaway Date: ENDS June 12, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST
Eligibility: Open US, ages 18+

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sweepstakes

Mitsubishi 2014 Outlander
Enter Skywire Live Sweepstakes for your chance to win a 2014 Outlander SUV crossover from Mitsubishi. Enter by June 23rd. Daily entries here.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Genuine Coach Kyra Signature Tote Giveaway Blogger Opp

Coach bags seem to be a big deal so when I found another giveaway opportunity I decided to signup. There was no picture nor announcement post so I searched for Coach Kyra Signature Tote and made up my own post. I'm guessing the bag will look like the picture below. No promises though. Hopefully, when the giveaway actually happens, they'll have a picture then.
Hosted By: AMSI Giveaways
Prize: Genuine Coach Kyra Signature Tote
Cost: One free Twitter/Facebook/Pinterest with posting, paid options available
Giveaway Dates: June 24 - July 15
Sign up until: June 18th

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Bounce House / Water Slide Giveaways

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The bounce house and water slide giveaways hosted here are starting to close, with today being the first for the current bunch. Besides the five currently running here now, I did run across several others around the web that I'm not involved with. Those are listed below, too. Some new ones will be starting soon. Here is a rundown of all the giveaways I'm aware of for bounce houses and water slides. Many are sponsored by Blast Zone. Perhaps I can convince them to do one here with me as the host.

Plummet Falls Waterslide Giveaway
The Plummet Falls Waterslide Giveaway ends today.

Fun in the Sun Giveaway Blogger Opp

Here's a great giveaway that is coming in about a week. There's a $100 Lowes gift card up for grabs. Signup if you'd like to participate or wait until June 12th to try to win.
Famous Free Samples’ Fun in the Sun Giveaway Event
Famous Free Samples' Fun in the Sun Giveaway
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, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest) are available for $5 each. Facebook links are now available for $10 each.
  • Sign-ups for this event close on June 10th
  • Event runs from June 12th - June 26th
  • Prize: $100 Lowe’s gift card
Please send all payments to as a "gift" via PayPal. Sign up for this event here.

Blast Zone Blogger Opp

The bounce house giveaways keep on coming up. Here's another blogger opportunity to sign up to host another bounce house giveaway. Only 30 bloggers accepted. Tell them Java John Z's sent you if you sign up.
Bloggers Wanted for a FREE Event!

Air Walker Bounce Castle Blogger Opp
Blast Zone Air Walker Bounce Castle Event
Organized By: Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3 
Dates: 6/29-7/19 
Sign-Ups Can Be Found HERE.

ShowNo Towel Giveaway

Welcome to the ShowNo Towel Giveaway! It is a great three-in-one towel that can be used as originally intended, to change under, but can also be used as a poncho or basic flat towel to dry with / sit on. This is your chance to win your very own. Enter before June 19th for your chance to win.
Enter to win your child a ShowNo Towel. Giveaway ends June 19th.

Sponsored by: ShowNo Towels 

Ever take your child to the pool or beach and have to hold up a towel so he or she can change into a swimsuit? Or, does your child like to be wrapped up in a towel after a bath?

Enter the ShowNo Towel, a towel designed to help cover up and warm up your kids effortlessly, without needing to hold it up or wrap it on. It’s a towel with a cut-out in the center so that the wearer can slip it on over his/her head and be covered by the two sides of the towel.

The ShowNo Towel has several purposes:
  • Cover-up on the beach or at the pool
  • Easy wrap after a bath
  • Sun-protection
  • Warmth after getting out of a pool

Papa's & Pats Giveaway

Win Your Dad The Ultimate Father's Day Gift: 2013 Patriots Season Tickets
Here is the ultimate Father's Day gift if you are a Patriots fan. Upload a photo of you & your dad showing your Patriots pride to enter to win season tickets. You have until 12 noon on June 13th to enter.

Canon Rebel T3i DSLR Camera Giveaway

June 30th seems a popular ending date for giveaways here. With this one, you have a chance to win a really nice camera and lens kit. I've always liked my Canon cameras. This one shouldn't disappoint either. Good luck.
Enter the Canon Rebel T3i DSLR Camera with Lens Kit. Ends 6/30.

Welcome to Greentoe's Canon Rebel T3i DSLR Camera Giveaway

Sponsored by Greentoe
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Would you like to name your own price on new cameras, TVs, appliances, baby products, and more? Well then look no farther!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Burberry Handbag Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a gorgeous Burberry Handbag from Wantable. Ends 6/10
Enter for a chance to win a Burberry Handbag from Wantable. Ends June 10th.

MailPix June Promos

Back in February, we did a giveaway for a Brag Book from MailPix. They have them on sale this month and are also offering free photo magnets. Monthly Awesome Photo Deals.

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Winners Winners Winners

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I haven't posted sweeps winners in a bit (the AquaChef winner back in March) so I thought I would congratulate a few folks. There have been ten giveaways I hosted myself where I didn't announce the winner(s). These are the giveaways that I hosted here, not the group giveaways. So, while I have just shy of 50 giveaways right now, only four of those are hosted here alone. The other forty-two are group giveaways where the host is elsewhere and I have no part in winner selection, and, in most cases, I can even win.

RoboForm Everywhere had five winners: Charlotte R., Cynthia C., Ann F., TorVic L., and Asriel A.

The Child Identity Theft book was won by Sue H.

The Hobbit Blu-ray combo pack had Rich M. win.

The $25 Google Play gift card was won by Elena I.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Honda Accord Sedan EX Giveaway

It seems like most of the car giveaways I've posted have been for either sports cars, trucks, or hybrids. Here's one that is for something a bit more practical, a Honda Accord. Just make sure you check off that you do NOT want the subscription to Sunset magazine.
Oops, limited states CA, AZ, NM, HI, AK, CO, NV, UT, OR, WA, ID, MT and WY.

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The Purge Movie Pack Giveaway

Enter to win The Purge pack which includes a t-shirt and mask. Perfect to #SurviveTheNight. Ends 6/17.
Universal Pictures presents The Purge in theaters everywhere on June 7!

The Purge follows one family over the course of a single night... From sundown to sunrise, for 12 hours, all crime is legal. Four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the danger of the outside world invades their home.

If, on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do?  In an America wracked with crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity--including murder--becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's twelve hours when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this particular night in 2022, plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.  
When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear his family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.
The question is... Would You #SurviveTheNight? Take the quiz to find out! Warn your friends The Purge is coming! 

Visa Gift Card $200 Giveaway

Hey gang, here's another giveaway with a cash prize. This time, $200 in the form of a Visa gift card. You gotta love a giveaway with so many co-hosts. I'll be cohosting a few more myself in the not too distant future. With the recent URL domain name switch, I need to get more links to the new URL.

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Little Miss Pepper Designs Father's Day Giveaway

Here we have another interesting Father's Day giveaway. This time for a trio of special jewelry items for dad worth $150 in value. One of the items is sterling silver collar stays. If you're not familiar with collar stays, they go in dress shirts at the end of men's collars to keep them straight / sticking out. I lose these things all the time. If I had sterling silver ones... I might be more careful, but I doubt they would last long. I just don't know where they end up. Kinda like losing socks in the dryer. Good luck with the giveaway. You have until June 17th to enter to win. Good luck.
Enter to win a men's jewelry prize pack totaling $150 in value, ends 6/17

Since Father's Day is right around the corner, Java John Z's has decided to team up with Life With Two Boys and several other awesome bloggers for a fantastic Father's Day giveaway!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Father's Day Jewelry Tart Giveaway

Any company inspired by Willie Wonka can't be all bad. Here's a giveaway with a trio of winners for candles, where buried in each candle is jewelry, worth anywhere from $10 to $7,500. Now, that would be a great win if they winner here got $7,500 on top of the candles. Good luck and you have until June 12th to enter.

Giveaway hosted by: Elitemama and Sponsored by: Jewelry Candles

Jewelry Candles was inspired by the famous classic movie, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Instead of having golden tickets inside of a chocolate bar, you will find jewelry in their all natural soy candles or in a bag of Jewelry Tarts. Inside each candle and Jewelry Tart bags, there is a hidden jewel that is worth anywhere from $10 to $7,500! You might find a ring, necklace, pendant, bracelet, or even a pair of earrings. 

Jewelry Candles candles and tarts are made with 100% natural soy and premium quality fragrances and they smell amazing!

You can find Elitemama's review on the Jewelry Tarts HERE.

Hawk Performance Corvette Giveaway

Enter to win a 2013 Chevy Corvette from Hawk Performance.
The fine folks over at Hawk Performance are giving away a custom 2013 Chevy Corvette. Five finalists win a trip to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The winner will then be drawn from those five. Enter by September 30th, 2013. Rules.

Sizzling Summer Cash Giveaway Blogger Opp

Sizzling Summer Cash Giveaway

Giveaway Promote opened signups for their next big cash giveaway event: 

Sizzling Summer Cash Giveaway!

Prize: One $500 PayPal Cash Prize.
Additional $50 cash prizes will be added if/when the prize pot exceeds $500

Cost: $5/link, except Facebook which is $15/link

Giveaway dates: June 24th - July 7th

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Copperhead Movie Pack Giveaway

Enter to win the Copperhead Movie Prize Pack. Ends 6/9.
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg with the arrival of a Civil War movie unlike any you've seen before. Copperhead, a film for the whole family, opens in theaters June 28! Win the official Copperhead Movie Pack, including movie poster, book, and movie cash for a ticket.
We were all taught about the Civil War in school, but how much do we really know about the challenging stories of the brave families during the era? Mothers, fathers, and children all experienced intense hardship as family members left to fight in combat. 150 years later the timeless stories of families affected by war still remain especially pertinent.

About Copperhead:

From director Ron Maxwell, (Gettysburg, Gods and Generals) Copperhead is unlike any other Civil War movie. Far from the Virginia battlefield, it’s the exciting story of Abner Beech (Billy Campbell), a peace-loving but stubborn dairy farmer in upstate New York. He detests slavery, but opposes the war for the sake of the “union.” Abner is neither a Yankee nor a Rebel. He is a Copperhead. This is an extraordinary story of family and community.

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