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Saturday, June 22, 2013

I Love Coffee Giveaway

I'm not a coffee drinker myself but my wife sure is. Stay away from her in the morning until she gets that coffee in her... :) With this giveaway, you'll have the chance to win four 12 oz bags of coffee and a coffee grinder. It is that simple. Good luck. The giveaway runs until 7/10 and is open to US and Canada participants.

I LOVE Coffee Giveaway Event

Hosted by and Co-Hosted by McMom-ents
Thank you to our sponsor: Rogers Family Coffee

And a big thank you to all the bloggers out there who have made this giveaway a success! You guys are great!

Enter to win four pounds of organic coffee and a grinder {US/CA, 18+, 7/10}

Ryobi Pressure Washer Giveaway

I'm a fan of Ryobi products. I like that they are doing more outdoor tools, though this is gas powered, not using their battery packs. Here's your chance to get your very own high power pressure washer that retails for $399. The giveaway ends on 7/1 and is open to US only. Good luck. There is also a giveaway going on for a Ryobi Cordless Trimmer that ends 6/27.
Enter to win a $399 Ryobi Pressure Washer. {US, 18+, 7/1}
The Power Washer:
New from Ryobi, this 3100 psi Pressure Washer is engineered to handle your toughest cleaning jobs. Featuring a powerful 187cc Honda engine, this gas pressure washer delivers 3100 psi of cleaning force for quick cleaning of driveways, decks, siding, windows and more. The engine is equipped with Idle Down technology for increased fuel efficiency, and the sturdy aluminum pump is completely maintenance free. This Pressure Washer also features many accessory advantages, including a 5-in-1 nozzle for easy spray pattern adjustments, and a PowerFlex high-pressure hose for easy hose management. All backed by Ryobi's outstanding 3 year warranty, this 3100 psi Pressure Washer is guaranteed to deliver results for years to come.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Monsters University vs. Monsters, Inc. #MonstersU

Monsters University Now Playing
Now that Monsters University is out, twelve years after the original, do you take your kid to see the first movie first or go right into the second? My son is six and is not familiar with the characters or story at all. What's the right way to go here? Appreciate any input.

You can also score a free child's ticket at Subway.


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Jeep Patriot Sweepstakes

You could win a brand new Jeep Patriot!
This giveaway ends tonight at 11:59 pm PDT. It only started at noon on the 19th. Grand prize is a 2013 Jeep Patriot and a signed 8x10 from Rush. 8 2nd place winners get $400 gift certificates from Allen Brothers.

Kinderfeets Blogger Opp

Okay bloggers, here's a blogger opportunity that offers you both a free Facebook and free Twitter link for an announcement post. The giveaway prize is a $109 pedal-less bicycle. Signup before June 28th for an event that starts Jul 1.

Sign-ups are open for the fabulous Kinderfeets Giveaway
This event is free to join with an announcement post
For participation, you will receive 2 free links (Facebook and Twitter)
Sign-ups for the event closes on June 28th

Sign up now for the event
Please tell them Java John Z's sent you

AcuRite Pro 5-in-1 Weather Station with HD Display and Lightning Detector Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Paleonola Granola Review

Disclosure: I received the mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and my differ from yours.

During a recent trip to the local Whole Foods, my son and I ran across another one of those in store product samplings. This time for some granola, with a twist. Instead of your typical grain-based granola, this one was a 100% all-natural GRAIN FREE granola from a company called Paleonola. After tasting the Apple Pie and Maple Pancake varieties, my son liked both and we bought Apple Pie.
Paleonola Product Line

Anchors Away Pirate Table Giveaway

My son is definitely too old for this item but I liked its play value and thought you would be interested in trying to win it. The giveaway runs until July 8th and is US-only.
Enter by July 8th for your chance to win a Little Tikes Pirate Table #Summertime
Ahoy Mate! It's official. Summer is here and it's time to celebrate by making a splash!

The Kids Did It, The Mommy Island, Mom of One and Having Fun, and Love From Elle along with some fun loving bloggers are happy to bring their readers this fun way to kick off summer! This giveaway will have you saying, "ARRRGGGHHH" but in a good way. Entry is so easy that we won't even make you walk the plank! For more on the item, see the review by The Kids Did It.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Get Your Disney Planes Posters

The Disney movie Planes is coming to a theater near you on August 9th. Here are four movie posters for you to enjoy. They're really large images so you really can make a poster out of them.
They've Got Altitude

Groupon: Polynesian Isles - Kissimmee, FL

My wife has been eyeing a trip down to Orlando lately. We're considering a recent deal on Groupon as the price looks good and the place has some great reviews on TripAdvisor. The deal runs through 6/27 if you're interested, too.
Read 254 reviews of Polynesian Isles Resort
Polynesian Isles - Kissimmee, FL
The deals:
  • Option 1: $159 for two nights, valid for travel 8/18/13–9/30/13 (up to a $488 value)
  • Option 2: $349 for three nights, valid for travel 7/7/13–8/17/13 (up to a $767 value)

iPad with Retina Display Giveaway

Here we have a giveaway for a full size iPad with Retina Display. It runs until July 11th and is sponsored by an interesting service if you do any international shipping. The giveaway is open worldwide. So everyone can enter before July 11th to try to win. Good luck.
Enter by July 11th for your chance to win an iPad with Retina Display. Open worldwide.

Welcome to the iPad with Retina Display Giveaway Event Sponsored by

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Do you run your own eCommerce site and need to ship to international customers?
Do you have loved ones overseas and wish to send gifts to them as safely and inexpensively as possible?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then is for you!! Watch this video below and find out how.

Yankee Candle Coupon, exp 6/23

Yankee Candle Logo
Here's a coupon to buy 2 medium candles for $20 from Yankee Candle. It expires June 23 and is good on your next purchase online or in stores. For online purchases, use code MED13. Check out the Bacon/Popcorn candle review if you missed it.

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.

Subway Partner Up and Win

Partner Up and Win w/ Subway
If you're a fan of Subway, make sure you check out their Lone Ranger Instant Win game. Prizes include a Kawasaki quad (Teryx4). Codes available on their cups and when you add avocado to any subs. If you watch their social media sites, they may post free codes. I'm aware of two valid ones right now: EYENVL7X and HMW9KBRA.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Where's the Sun, Dude?! Blogger Opp

Maui Jim is giving away a pair of $279 sun glasses here. It is only blogger signups for now, so if you want to win, you'll need to come back to enter.
A Ladybug on the Go

ARV $279
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Last Day Blast Zone Air Walker Giveaway

Last day for one of our bounce house giveaways. More are starting and ending soon so if you don't win this one, you'll find several others here to try to win. Good luck. Don't miss out entering if you want to win.

And, there is a new Air Walker giveaway starting at My Silly Monkeys.

Amazon Live Like a Pirate Sweepstakes

Win a trip for two to San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con on July 17-22. Personally, I'd rather win their PS4 prize. Enter by 6/29/13.

Viatek Rocket Insect Trap Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Google Reader End

Google Reader Death Reminder
Here are a couple of tips to make sure you're getting your fill of the articles from here.

The end is near. If you use Google Reader, I'm sure you're well aware of its demise come July 1. There are several other ways you can get notifications of new content, besides the obvious of actually visiting that is.

1) I try my best to cross post to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ whenever a new article is posted here. Occasionally, I'll actually post something to one or the other that I don't make into a whole article here.

Wildflower Seeds from Burt's Bees

Send me my seeds
Visit the folks over at Burt's Bees and get yourself a free pack of wildflower seeds.

National Dine Out Day 6/19 #NationalDineOutDay

National Dine Out Day
Make a difference on June 19th by eating out with family and friends at participating restaurants. Partnering locations will donate a percentage of sales to benefit the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

For more information, visit

Follow the day on Twitter #NationalDineOutDay.

Big Head Bob Blogger Opp

Okay, with all the t-shirts I've reviewed here, I somehow missed this place. If you're into nerdy shirt giveaway opportunities, sign up now. If you want to win, come back June 28th. If you do signup for the giveaway, please tell them Java John Z's sent you. Thanks.
big head bob
Prize:Two $50 eGift Codes to Big Head Bob
The event dates: June 28th – July 12th
Open to: US Only
Tell them Java John Z's sent you

Staples: Free Bag & 20% Off

20% Off Everything Staples Coupon
Staples is offering a free reusable bag and 20% off on anything you can fit in it. The coupon is good through Saturday 6/22.

$500 Whole Foods GC Giveaway

Enter & win the all new Whole Mom Big Summer Prize Whole Foods $500 Giveaway
Here's a chance to pickup a $500 gift card to Whole Foods. It doesn't end until September 5th, though, so you have plenty of time to enter every day until then, or at least more than once. Good luck.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sephora Buxom The Headliners Makeup Giveaway

This giveaway is hosted by Le Chateau Des Fleurs and she's the author of the rest of this post. I don't have "makeup favs" as mentioned below, nor do I represent the "like me" part... :) That's her...  My wife maybe, but not me. This giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 6/30. Good luck.

As one of my makeup favs this summer it is time to give away Sephora Buxom The Headliners Collection. You can admit it, you love it and want it like me. Here it is:

Enter to win makeup from the Sephora Buxom The Headliners Collection. {WW, 6/30}

This set contains:
- 0.22 oz Amplified Lash Mascara in Loud Black
- 0.03 oz Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Stick in Sydney
- 0.01 oz Insider Eyeliner in Onyx
- 0.15 oz Buxom Big & Healthy™ Lip Polish in Dani
- 0.12 oz Stay-There™ Eyeshadow in Pug

Wayfair Patio Dining Set Giveaway

Enter to win a Patio Set from Wayfair
I don't know what a Dinning set is, but Wayfair has this patio set up for grabs on their Facebook page. Enter before June 24th. They seem to have a weekly giveaway.

Landmann Big Sky Fire Pit Giveaway

We've given away a few fire pits in our time. However, this is the first one we're giving away over the summer (late spring). It just seems odd this time of year. But, hey, I'm not going to pass up a group giveaway with a decent prize. If you're interested in winning, you need to enter soon after the fireworks end on July 4th.
Enter to win the Landmann Big Sky Fire Pit. Ends 7/4. lets you buy the gift your loved ones really want.
Anyone can create a FREE registry for any occasion and you will know exactly what to get them!

How to be Eligible to Win
Create a registry with at least 3 gifts or add to an existing registry. {sign-up with one click using your Facebook info} ~ When you sign up please use the letters “MPM” in the “Referred By” box.

One lucky winner will receive the Landmann Big Sky Steel Fire Pit *!!

MI Pace Car Sweepstakes

MI Pace Car Sweepstakes
Here's a chance to win the official pace car of the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. It is a 2013 Ford Fusion Energi hybrid. Single entry. Online entries end 7/31/13.

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INSIGHT by Jamie Magee Blog Tour & Giveaway

I'll be posting an author interview come the 25th of June as part of the blog tour, but for now you can enter to win a signed copy of the book and some book swag. Stop by the different stops on the blog tour to learn more about Insight and its author Jamie Magee.

Before that fateful summer night, Willow had balanced the insight of emotion, and the vivid images. That night, the figure in her nightmare marked her wrist with a star, giving her father no choice but to tell Willow a family secret that would abruptly change life, as she knew it, forever. Before Willow had time to absorb the shock of her father's secret, her soul mate that had shared every stunning dream with her, found her, and darkness captured her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. In the end, Willow discovers that at the moment of our birth we are all given a divine gift.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V Giveaway

Here's a giveaway for a great camera from Sony. 18 mega-pixels (4,896x3,672 pixels). 30x optical zoom lens (60x digitally). It even has GPS and can log your path while you shoot. Good luck trying to win. US readers have until July 12th to give it a go. Good luck.
Enter for your chance to win a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V camera. {US, 18+, 7/12}

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sunday, June 16, 2013

John Plays Plumber with Work Headlight

I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are 100% my own.
I thought I would play plumber this weekend. As a computer programmer, it is something I try to avoid whenever possible. However, my wife noticed a new water stain on the ceiling in the basement. Thanks to the Energizer bunny and a work headlight, problem solved.
Water Leak on Basement Ceiling
A call to the plumber provided the reason why it was me who had to play plumber, as the plumber couldn't come out to some unknown time next week. Hence the call to action. Normally, I try to tackle only the minor plumbing stuff myself like changing the ball flap in the inside of a toilet, but under the kitchen sink was new territory for me. Until fixed, a plastic container was catching the dripping water, for now.

20V Switchdriver Cordless Drill & Driver W/ 67 Pc. Kit Giveaway Host Page

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2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty Sweepstakes

Ford Tough Truck Challenge
I've pointed out several sweepstakes for Ford F-150 trucks. If you need something a little bigger, here's a giveaway for a  2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty. The 2013 Tough Truck Challenge is limited to business owners who "currently own or lease a truck and use the commercial vehicle for their day-to-day business" (rules). So if you qualify, you have until August 31, 2013 to enter to win. Good luck.

Gadgets & Gear 10% Father's Day Discount

Check Out This Exclusive Deal Celebrating Dads - Save 10% Off Your Entire Purchase*! Hurry, Coupon Code FATHERSDAY13 Expires Sunday 6/16 At Midnight! SHOP NOW>>>

*Coupon Code Cannot Be Combined With Other Offers.

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Free Desktop Calendar Walgreens

Walgreens is offering a free desktop calednar. Pick up in store and it's totally free. Otherwise, you'll have to pay shipping. Expires 6/19/13.

Just add a desktop calendar to your cart and enter code FORTHEDESK at checkout to make it free with in store pickup. Valid for one use per account.

Matt and Nat Bag Giveaway

Matt & Nat
Enter to win a Matt and Nat bag filled with Ecotools product. You have until June 20th to enter.