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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Melissa & Doug's Treasured Toy Club

Join the Treasured Toy & Birthday Club at Melissa & Doug to receive 10% off your next order! You will receive a special coupon to save 10% emailed within 48 hours! Also, you will receive 15% off orders placed during your birthday month and your child's birthday. You also get free shipping on any order over $60.

See my disclosure policy for more information. 

Eat Smart Precision Maxview Digital Bathroom Scale Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Big Head Bob Geeks in Heat Summer T-Shirt Giveaway

Here is a group giveaway that I kinda wished I sourced myself. They have some fun looking t-shirts for the geeks out there, many of which I haven't seen elsewhere. The giveaway itself is US-only and runs until July 12th. Good luck. With the $50 prize, you can almost get three shirts free, as they run $18 each.
Enter for a chance to win one of two $50 eGift codes for Big Head Bob, ends 7/12

Welcome to the Geeks in Heat Event!

Oh, I bet that got your eyeballs!
“SUMMER”. It means nerds in the summer, O challenged one, gutter brain, thou.
Big Head Bob wants to welcome everyone to the hot, clear, shiny, azure-skied days with open arms and short sleeves! And a few funny shirt designs, of course.

Big Head Bob, home of fun shirts and stuff for gamers, fans and nerds, started off the summer with a bang; a new design for the Fourth of July – “Let’s Blow Something Up!” Not just for the 4th, mind, as it doesn't really come from firecrackers. It comes from a love of the TV show Mythbusters, in which a ‘normal’ episode often includes some kind of (large) explosion.

Said BOOM is often pushed a bit beyond the envelope of safety (for the sake of the fans, of course). Couple sticks of dynamite, a wad o’ C4, dash of this, propane tank that… Recipe for ‘Large Bang’! Where else could you watch people trying to blow up a house with a truckload of popcorn? Good clean summer fun, although they keep saying “don’t try this at home, you kids.”

Mass Audubon Picture This Photo Contest

Mass Audubon Photo Contest
The Massachusetts Audubon Society is having a photo contest through September 30th.
We are seeking digital photographs of people in nature, as well as those that highlight the beauty and diversity of Massachusetts wildlife, plant life, and landscapes. In order to qualify, photographs must be taken in Massachusetts or at Mass Audubon’s Wildwood Camp in Rindge, New Hampshire.
Up to 10 winners (2 from each level per category) will win a $100 gift card to redeem at a Mass Audubon shop or a wildlife sanctuary. Up to 10 runners-up will win a $50 gift card to redeem at a Mass Audubon shop or a wildlife sanctuary. One grand prize winner, selected from the winners, will be awarded a $250 gift card, in addition to being featured in Connections, Mass Audubon’s member newsletter. Additional honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

Ame & Lulu Cross Body Bag Giveaway

Folks in the US have a chance to win a very nice cross body bag from the gang at Ame & Lulu. Sorry, not another Coach bag, but this should prove useful for those in need, and it isn't too expensive either. You have until 8 PM CDT July 12th to enter to win. Don't wait until the last minute as that timing might get you. Good luck.

Welcome to the Ame & Lulu Cross Body Bag Giveaway!


Hosted by: Savory Savings

Sponsored by: Ame & Lulu

Ame & Lulu strives to make trendy and usable accessories (purses, totes, makeup holders, sports bags, travel bags and more) for women on the go. If you have an active life and are interested in fun, fashionable and durable accessories, Ame & Lulu might be for you!  Krista over at Savory Savings recently had the chance to review the Wet Swimming Suit Bag from Ame & Lulu and found a love for a new product, take a minute to check out her review! These bags are beautiful, well made and can hold up to your sporting use! Extra bonus, Ame & Lulu is sharing a coupon code to save 20% off with Savory Savings readers! When you check out, use promo code "SUMMERBLOG" to save!

Anywhere Garden Giveaway Blogger Opp

Here's an interesting blogger opportunity if you're looking for an outdoorsy type of item or are into being green and you're name isn't Kermit. You get a free Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook link when you sign up. Sign-ups close on 7/11. Come back after 7/16 if you want to win.
A Lucky Ladybug
ARV $199
Hosted by:
Sign-ups close 7/11
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.
Do please tell them Java John Z's sent you if you sign up.

Have It Your Way Giveaway

Here's a giveaway with lots of bloggers to promote, where the prize is a simple $500 item of your choice, anything but PayPal Cash. Dream a little dream as you consider your options if you were to win. It is that simple. Entries accepted until 7/31 and this is open worldwide. Best of luck.
Enter to win the Have It Your Way Giveaway for $500 prize. Open WW, ends 7/31/13.
Welcome to the Have It Your Way Giveaway!
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Plan Ahead for Your Online Hereafter

Have you ever heard of the Inactive Account Manager in Google? We have a guest post today from attorney Hillel Presser, author of “Financial Self-Defense" about this and other considerations for unfortunate times.

Now, you really can live forever, but that’s not necessarily a good thing.

Many of your online accounts – from automatic bill payments to eBay – may remain active after you pass away, unless you take steps to ensure they don’t, says attorney Hillel Presser, author of “Financial Self-Defense (Revised Edition),”

Automatic bill pay, for example, can theoretically keep tapping your bank account long after you’re gone or, at least, until your money is.

“It’s important to make sure your online bank and shopping accounts, even your social media, can be closed out, or that your loved ones are authorized to access them,” Presser says. “You may ask, ‘Why would I care if I’m gone?’ I can tell you from experience: because it can create real headaches, and more heartache, for your family.”

Bank and shopping accounts will be vulnerable to identity theft, which would affect your estate if someone opens credit cards in your name. You might have valuable intellectual property, like domain names. They may need access to your health records, particularly if you died under questionable circumstances, he says.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

GiftHulk Summer Event Blogger Opp

Here is a new blogger opportunity for a giveaway with four winners of $50 Amazon GCs. The giveaway will be open to USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany and Ireland. You'll get a free Facebook or Twitter link with the announcement post. Please tell them Java John Z's sent you if you sign up. Thanks.
GiftHulk Blogger Opp, Free w/ announcement, 4 winners $50 Amazon GC each, Starts 7/15

GiftHulk Summer Event

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8
Prizes: Four $50 Amazon Gift Cards
Event dates: 7/15 - 7/29

Bloggers Wanted ~ SIGN-UP HERE!
Please tell them Java John Z's sent you

LEGOLAND / Sea Life / Madame Tussauds Discount Code

Home Depot Kids Workshop
For those who don't know, the first Saturday of every month, Home Depot does a kids workshop. Targeted at the 5-12 crowd, parents come with their children to build small projects with them. My son and I have built goal posts, cars, trucks, lawn mowers, and a few other items. Nothing too complicated, and a fun time for all who like to hammer and glue parts together for free.

For the June lawn mower project, the web site pointed out a special promotion going on. In addition to doing the hands on project, they would be giving out a coupon for a free child ticket with the purchase of a full-priced adult ticket to several Merlin Entertains Group locations. If you're not familiar with Merlin, their most well down location in the US is LEGOLAND. I'm not sure if/when we're going down to Orlando, but if we can get a free ticket to the place, great. I made sure we did the project this month.

Bounce House / Water Slide Giveaways, End of June

Bounce House Pump
With the end of one bounce house giveaway yesterday, and the start of another, I thought I would run down the open giveaways. The prizes are the same some times so it is hard to keep track of what is what if you keep seeing the same bounce house up for grabs. Blast Zone seems to be the biggest sponsor still. They might actually be the only sponsor now.

Hydrorush Waterpark Giveaway
The Hydrorush Waterpark Giveaway ends 6/30.

Fandango Deal $12 for $6

Rainbow Cinema
Rainbow by George Hodan
Groupon has what will probably end up being a one day deal from Fandango. For $6 you can buy a movie ticket that is worth up to $12. The deal is supposed to run for four days, but it will more than likely sell out quickly so don't miss out. Limit one per person, expires 30 Nov 2013.

If you're on your mobile, don't miss out on the $5 for $10 at Target deal, too.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

20% Off Coupon for Denny's

Thanks to the kind folks over at Heinz, here is a coupon for 20% off your order at Denny's. Offer ends 7/28/13.

Blast Zone Air Walker Bounce Castle

The Blast Zone bounce house and water slide giveaways keep coming. This one for another Air Walker Bounce Castle. I haven't won one yet but I keep trying. It seems many others are in the same boat as the giveaways have been very popular. This giveaway runs until 7/19, but don't miss out on these others, too:
Enter to win the Blast Zone Air Walker Bounce Castle Giveaway Event. {US, 18+, 7/19}

Welcome to the Blast Zone Air Walker Bounce Castle Event hosted by Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3!

Summer is in full swing, and many families are looking for fun activities for their families. One thing kids seem to really love are inflatable bounce houses, often seen at carnivals and festivals. These provide hours of active fun, and seem to be one of the main attractions wherever they're located. Many people rent these for birthday parties, but did you know that the folks at Blast Zone make it possible to own these awesome play houses and bring the fun to your own backyard?

It's true! This amazing company has so much to choose from, including bounce houses of many sizes, inflatable water parks, and so much more. They even offer a variety of products for smaller spaces.

Smart Puffs Monsters University Giveaway

Just how smart are Smart Puffs? My wife hooked me onto Pirate Booty some time ago. She even has our son hooked. Here those folks have partnered with the Monsters University movie to create a movie-branded snack. If you eat it, you'll start looking and sounding like the monsters in the movie. :) Besides trying to win the snack food, there is a Facebook contest to watch out for, as that prize is a bit more substantial. Enter before the end of July 10th if you want to have any chance to winning. Good luck.

Welcome to the Smart Puffs Monsters University Giveaway!


Hosted by: Savory Savings

Sponsored by: Smart Puffs All Natural Cheese Puffs

Smart Puffs all-natural cheese puffs complement your lifestyle in all the right ways AND are the perfect movie watching snack. Krista over at Savory Savings recently had the chance to review the Smart Puffs, take a minute to review her full review! If that review did not get you feeling warm and fuzzy, the Pirate’s Booty brand is looking to increase your kids’ smarts with a giveaway with a chance to win $10,000 for education! For the official rules on how to enter head over to their Facebook page right now! 

BOGO Liquid Planet Waterpark and Ziplines Passes

Liquid Planet Waterpark and Ziplines
Here is an offer to pickup Buy one Get One (BOGO) free BUDDY PASS to 
Liquid Planet Waterpark and Ziplines in Candia, NH!
BUDDY PASS allows you to bring a friend to Liquid Planet and when you buy one general admission ticket you get a second one free! Cannot be combined with any other offers and is only valid on a full day ticket. Expires 7/10.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Cooking With Creepers Kids Cookbook Giveaway

My son really has fun when he gets to cook with dad. Mom hates the mess we create, but if that is the worst thing that happens... no big deal to me. Here we have a fun kid's cookbook up for grabs in a giveaway that ends July 9th. Good luck.

Welcome to the Cooking with Creepers Kids Cookbook Giveaway!


Hosted by: Savory Savings

Sponsored by: Lil Creepers author, Shawna Carter!

Do you and your kids love the supernatural? How about zombies, vampires and things that go bump in the night? If the answer is yes, then this is the giveaway for you! Shawna Carter, a Canadian author, has written a series of books based on her 8 year old daughter, Brenna, as an adorable zombie that likes to cook! These books celebrate differences and encourage children to be individuals and stand up for themselves! In Cooking with Creepers, kids get a host of creeptacular desserts like Moose Poop that will be sure to get some giggles!
Krista over at Savory Savings and her little ladies had a chance to review the Cooking With Creepers kids cookbook/coloring book and had a blast with it!

Aqua Notes Waterproof Notepad Giveaway Co-Host Page

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INSIGHT by Jamie Magee Author Interview

Insight Blog Tour

Hopefully, you had a chance to enter the giveaway for a signed copy of Insight by Jamie Magee and some book swag. Here's an interview with the author. First, her background:

Jamie Magee
Jamie Magee has always believed that each of us have a defining gift that sets us apart from the rest of the world, she has always envied those who have known from their first breath what their gift was. Not knowing hers, she began a career in the fast paced world of business. Raising a young family, and competing to rise higher in that field would drive some to the point of insanity, but she always found a  moment of escape in a passing daydream. Her imagination would take her to places she’d never been, introduce her to people she’s never known. Insight, her debuting novel, is a result of that powerful imagination. Today, she is grateful that not knowing what defined her, led her on a path of discovery that would always be a part of her.

The interview: 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Swim, Sun, & Fun Giveaway

Here we have another giveaway from the M.O.O.N. group that I'm in. They put together an interesting collection of prizes here with six prize packages up for grabs, totally over $1,000 in value. Be sure to get in all the entries you can if you want to win one of the summer-themed prize packages. Good luck. You have until July 10th to enter. 
A Ladybug on the Go
Hosted by

Summer is one of those exciting times of year no matter where you live or how old you are!  This giveaway  is about celebrating the season in every way.  Prizes include outdoor games, pool/beach gear, vacation essentials, outdoor sporting goods and More.......

AVEENO Men's Collection Review

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for AVEENO. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
The past few weeks, I've altered my shaving routine to try out the AVEENO Men's Collection. This consisted of their Face Wash, Shave Gel, and After Shave Lotion. I'm not particularly unhappy with my current routine. Just looking to see if there is something better out there.
Aveeno Men's Active Naturals Logo

AVEENO Men's Product Line

My typical shaving products involve whatever I can get for free or close to it at CVS and Walgreens. With the competition between Gillette and Schick, I can usually pickup razors for free like the Schick Hydro 5. The coupon deals with ExtraBucks / RegisterRewards can keep one's supply stocked pretty well. My skin tends to be a little sensitive so I do have to be a little selective with the remaining products, but since I don't need to shave every day, the supply usually lasts long enough until the next deal. For the actual facial wash, I tend to use a Body Wash of no particular brand. I'm overloaded with those from free with coupon deals.

Pamper Yourself Giveaway Blogger Opp

Sign-Ups are open for the
Pamper Yourself Giveaway hosted by The Breezy Birdie

This is a free event with announcement post (found here).
You will receive 1 free link (Twitter or Pinterest) for participating.
If you would like to opt out of the announcement post, there is a $5 fee.
All extra links are $1.

 If you'd like your link(s) added to the giveaway, but don't have a blog or don't want to publish the giveaway, please e-mail me at

Please send any questions and/or PayPal payment to

Event Details:
July 2nd - 30th
US Only
Prizes from It Works!, Avon, Perfectly Posh, WoodWick,
Bath & Body Works, and Origami Owl

***The blogger with the most referrals will receive a daily comment entry on the RC form.***

Tell them Java John Z's Sent You

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Wicky Tees Review

wicky tees logo
The quest to upgrade my t-shirt collection continues. The latest t-shirt I received for a review is from Wicky Tees. Their tag line is "Cheap, Funny, and Offensive T-shirts" and they nailed that head on. I really like these t-shirts, but man, you gotta have guts to wear some of them. And I don't think I would let my own son wear their kids shirts at all.
my dad can kick your dad's ass
With the kids shirts, some sayings include "my dad can kick your dad's ass" and "my mom is taken but my auntie is single and hot." I'm sure I'd get a big laugh if my son wore them out in public, but my wife would kill me if I put him in one. She's okay with me wearing a t-shirt that some might find offensive, just not our child.

Coach Kyra Nylon Signature Tote Giveaway

Our newest giveaway is for another Coach bag. These always seem to go well and don't miss the Summer Coach Handbag Giveaway that already started. This one run until 7/15 and is a little different. Instead of a giveaway form on this page, all you get is links to different giveaway forms on other pages. The entrants on all the pages will get combined at the end to pick the winner. Good luck.
Enter to win a Coach Kyra Nylon Signature Tote, ARV $250, ends 7/15
We are excited to announce that As Mom Sees It, along with an amazing group of bloggers including Java John Z's, is giving away a gorgeous genuine Coach tote purse, worth $250!

Sizzling Summer Cash Giveaway

Here we have another amazing giveaway that is open worldwide to win some cash. $400 to be exact. Good luck and enter often.
Enter for a chance to win $400 cash. Ends 7/7/13 Open WorldWide

Welcome to the $400 Sizzling Summer Cash Giveaway!

Hosted by Giveaway Promote.
We've teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you this fabulous giveaway. One lucky person will win $400 cash.

Enter to win $400 cash via PayPal.

Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway.
Refer your friends using your unique link to earn even more chances to win.
Open Worldwide.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on July 7th, 2013.

OMGfashion Skater Dress Giveaway

I've always thought about getting myself a little black dress... Okay, maybe not, but here's a chance for you to win one from UK fashion house OMGfashion. The giveaway is open worldwide and runs through July 15th. This dress runs for just £12. At that price, you can pick up two. Good luck.
Enter to win an Ava Black Cap Sleeved Belted Skater Dress from OMGFashion. Ends 7/15.
We are very excited to present this new giveaway sponsored by OMG Fashion and organized by Giveaway Monkey. In this giveaway, we’re giving away one Skater Dress straight from OMGFashion.

OMG Fashion Logo OMGFashion is an online store that sells affordable yet trendy women's clothing and accessories. Run by young Manchester couple, Hayley and Andrew, OMGFashion has evolved from a simple small boutique shop to an internationally shipping online shop. They have thousands of items for sale, and they sell it at super reasonable prices. You can visit OMGFashion website to see how low their prices are.

Child of the Sacred Earth Book Blast

Here's a book announcement for something a little older than I typically do. The prize is a $50 gift card to Amazon, which is probably why I signed up to help promote. Don't miss out on the Twitter party with the author on June 25th. The giveaway runs until July 15th.

These are dark times in the land of Fallada, and I fear that they will only continue to grow darker. Only the return of those we’ve lost will even the score.
It will begin with first line of the prophecy, which foretells of a red sun over the desert sky…
~Adrah, Queen of the Fae

So began Daughter of the Red Dawn, Book 1 of Alicia Michaels' The Lost Kingdom of Fallada series. The saga continues with the newly released Child of the Sacred Earth.

Enter the Child of the Sacred Earth giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon GC

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Free Lance Crackers at Walmart

Lance Crackers
Pickup a coupon for free Lance peanut butter crackers from Walmart. The box looks to be eight 6-packs of crackers. Click on Get a free sample.

Monthly Mayhem Blogger Opp

I usually only sign up for blogger opportunities if I have some idea what the prizes are but for some reason this one sounded interesting. The online live party at the end of this one sounded interesting so I thought I would join in. There is room for a total of fifty bloggers so feel free to join in. Tell them Java John Z's sent you and hope to see you there.
In July, we will be having a large giveaway on Mommy Lesson Plans. This giveaway will be promoted by 50 other blogs and will include a minimum ten of sponsors. The giveaway entries will be promoted on the fifty blogs for two weeks, allowing all entrants to gain as many entries as possible. The giveaway will culminate in an online live party where entrants will play games to earn more entries.

iPad Mini Giveaway Blogger Opp

Help Bay Area Mommy celebrate a 2nd Birthday
iPad Mini Giveaway Signup
Hosted By: Bay Area Mommy
Prize: iPad Mini
Cost: One free Twitter Link
Giveaway Dates: July 10 - Aug 4
Sign up until: July 7th

Please tell them Java John Z's sent you

Circus212 Blogger Opp

Please join me in my first giveaway hosting opportunity where your readers can try to win a $50 gift certificate from Circus212.

This event is free to join with an announcement post.
For participation, you will receive a free Twitter/Pinterest link.
Pay options available for additional links.

Signups for the event close on June 30th.
Giveaway runs July 3rd 12:00 am EDT - July 13th 11:59pm EDT
US Only

Prize is a $50 Gift Certificate for the whimsical clothing from Circus212.

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