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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Arctica 20 & 30 oz Tumblers w/Lids Giveaway Co-Host Page

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SmartSilk Pillow Blogger Opp

Interested in giving away some pillows to your readers? Here is a free/no post required blogger opportunity with a $130 prize. Sign up by 8/15 for a free Twitter link. Additional links are relatively inexpensive if desired. Do please tell them Java John Z's sent you if you sign up. Thanks.

Savory Savings is hosting this Blogger Opp for two pillows from SmartSilk (value $130!)!

Sign up below!
This event is FREE to join!  No announcement post required!  If you would like to do an announcement for a chance at the referral bonus, please grab the HTML here.

Bear Grylls' "Get Out Alive!" Giveaway

Enter to win an official Bear Grylls Survival Bracelet. Ends 8/25.
Do you watch Get Out Alive on NBC Monday nights? While Bear is the host and doesn't drink his own pee as he did in Man Vs. Wild, the show is the ultimate survival competition. In #GetOutAlive, 10 teams of 2 compete to survive in the beautiful New Zealand wilderness with Bear as their guide. The teams are faced with various survival tasks as they battle the terrain, mountains, gorges, glaciers, rainforests, rivers, and rapids. Each week, one team is eliminated, and the last remaining duo will win $500,000!

Here is your chance to win an official Bear Grylls Survival Bracelet from Gerber. In the app below, check out the action-packed scenes from the show and take the Would You Get Alive? Quiz. Then enter in the Rafflecopter below to win.

Final Day: Basketball Scorer Giveaway

Enter to win a GameDay Scoreboard for driveway #basketball. {US, 18+, 8/3}
Did you miss the review for the GameDay Scoreboard? Well, don't miss the scoreboard giveaway as it ends tonight at 11:59 pm EDT. You can also save $5.00 off the regular web price of $34.95 and get GameDay Scoreboards for $29.95.
MicroDry Tote

Good luck.

Microdry Hamper Tote Giveaway

Does anyone actually love doing the laundry? Here's a giveaway to help with lugging the clothes around. Are laundry baskets considered a thing of the past now?

Are you packing your kids off for college? Or perhaps your hamper tote, or laundry basket, has seen its better days? If so, then this giveaway is all about you! Enter to win a great Hamper Tote that has two load carrying capacity. The handles make it easy to carry and it stands by itself. The color is gender neutral so no one will be whining that it looks like a chic's bag! Tote that laundry around with ease with the Microdry® Hamper Tote. These are available at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Want to know more about them? Check out the overview here.
Enter to win a Microdry Hamper Tote, ends 8/6.
One lucky reader will win this great Hamper Tote making laundry hauling super easy! Enter here and good luck!
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My Blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Beck’s Independent Artist Series Giveaway

Beck’s Independent Artist Series
Yes, I found a giveaway where the prize is actually a 12 pack of beer. The rules seem to say 18+ for entry with the giveaway ending 8/16. Instead of the regular labels, these have artist designed labels.

QMT/Arabesque Windchime Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Be sure to check out our other giveaways while visiting.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes

You gotta love this giveaway. Grand prize is a custom motorcycle AND a guitar. The giveaway started last October, but it ends next week (8/8/2013).

Humane Society - Gestation Crate Pledge

Sign on with us, and millions of animal lovers worldwide, today and say “NO” to gestation crates for pigs.

Microdry Easy Loader Laundry Tote Giveaway

As if we didn't have enough other giveaways starting today, here's yet another one. It only runs for 3 days so be sure to enter before the end of day Saturday, August 3rd. US only here. Good luck.

Win A Microdry® Easy Loader Laundry Tote

If you are sending your kids back to college, they have to do their laundry and with great products from MicroDry you can help them toting, carrying and stacking up that dirty laundry! Here is a giveaway that will get them cleaned up in no time! Tote that laundry around with ease with the Microdry® Easy Loader Laundry Tote. These are available at Bed, Bath & Beyond. Want to know more about them? Check out the overview here.
MicroDry Tote

2013 Mercedes C-Class Sweepstakes

Enter now for a chance to win a 2013 Mercedes C-Class
Royal Basmati Rice has a single entry sweepstakes going on with 25 prizes celebrating their 25th anniversary. The Grand Prize is a C-Class 2013 Mercedes. You have until December 1 to enter and you need to know how many times their 25th anniversary seal is printed on the bag. Thanks to user smthkat789 at SlickDeals, we have pictures of the bags and the answer is two, one on front and another on back.

Conair Hydrotherapy Massaging Foot Spa Sweepstakes

Enter to win a Massaging Foot Spa, ends 9/30
Enter to win a Conair Hydrotherapy Massaging Foot Spa! Give your tired feet professional spa treatment with this hydrotherapy massaging foot spa. Ends 9/30/13.

Libre Loose Leaf Tea Mug Giveaway

Find Your Paradise GIveaway Hop
August means that summer will be drawing to a close soon. So if you haven’t found your summer paradise yet, you better get to it. Is your salvation here? The Find Your Paradise Giveaway Hop is hosted by Cheap is the New Classy.
Enter to win a Libre Tea Mug. {US/CAN, 18+, 8/16}

Maggie Bags Campus Tote Giveaway

Hey, I'm co-hosting this one. Be gentle. Thanks for all my fellow bloggers who also signed up and used me as the referral as I won the reward of the co-hosting spot. Here's your chance to win an $84 Maggie Bags Campus Tote. Definitely a colorful bag. Good luck and thanks again.
Welcome to Maggie Bags Campus Tote Giveaway!

Hosted By: Mami's 3 Little Monkeys
Co-Hosted By: Java John Z's & A Bird And A Bean

Enter the Maggie Bags Campus Tote Giveaway by 8/17 for your chance to win.

Maggie Bags are made with automotive seat belt webbing that is built to meet government safety standards to protect us in our cars. With the governments high standards, millions of yards of seat belt material are rejected each year by automakers. So Maggie Bags uses as much of these rejected material as possible to create their durable seat belt purses and handbags.

Read Mami's 3 Little Monkeys full review here

Ceiling Fan Summer Sweeping Giveaway

Summer Sweeping Giveaway Hop, ends 8/15
Here's a giveaway hop with lots of participants. Our prize in the hop is a Hampton Bay Lynwood 52 in. Indoor Oil Rubbed Bronze Ceiling Fan, valued at $95 (from Home Depot). I've been seeing lots of home improvement type prizes and thought I'd see how popular they are. If it turns out to be so, perhaps we'll do more prizes like this in the future.
Enter to win a Hampton Bay Lynwood 52 in. Indoor Ceiling Fan. Ends 8/15

Winner's Choice Gift Card Giveaway

Giveaway prizes are so much easier when  you don't have to choose. But you can't complain about $100 and between Target, Walmart, and Visa, one is bound to be good for you. Good luck with this US-only giveaway and you have until 8/22 to enter to win.
Welcome to the Winner's Choice Gift Card Giveaway!
Enter to win the Winner's Choice Gift Card Giveaway, {US, 8/22}
Extreme Saving Moms has teamed up with a great group of Small Business owners to bring you another great giveaway. And just in time for Back-to-School shopping too! 

Wall Jems Giveaway

Here's a giveaway for a fun prize. Wall decals. And with Shark Week next week, I really like the shark in the ship porthole windows. Try your luck and enter to win before 8/15. Good luck.
Welcome to the 
Enter for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Wall Jems Etsy Shop. Ends 8/15
Hosted by:  Momma Lew's Blog 
Sponsored by:  Wall Jems

With over 20 years of experience, Wall Jems are high quality Wall Decals! Customers can choose from over 278 designs or create their own! Decorate your home or office, update your child's bedroom or create a beautiful nursery for your new baby with Wall Jems! Read Momma Lew's review here.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

AcuRite Indoor/Outdoor Weather Radio W/Lightning Detector Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Twitter Cash Giveaway

We have a celebration here for Serenity You reaching 2,000 Twitter followers. Congrats to her and here's your chance to win $60 because of it. You have until 8/22 to enter to win.
Enter to win $60 cash to celebrate Serentiy You hitting 2000 Twitter followers. Ends 8/22.

To celebrate reaching over 2000 twitter followers Serenity You is having a cash giveaway!!

One lucky person will win $60!

This giveaway is brought to you by :

Natasha from Serenity You
Tianna from A Little Bit Me
Kim from {Enjoy the View}
Teri from The Freshman Cook

Amelita by Court Yard Hounds Review

Amelita by Court Yard Hounds
It is hard to do a review of a Court Yard Hounds record without mentioning the Dixie Chicks. The Dixie Chicks have sold over 30 millions records and won 13 Grammy Awards with Natalie Maines as lead vocal with sisters Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison. Amelita by Court Yard Hounds is the second album by the duet of the sisters. Noticeably missing from this album is the distinct voice of Maines, but that is what makes the Dixie Chicks so good and not Court Yard Hounds.
Court Yard Hounds

Create YOUR Story Giveaway

I first ran across this company back in the spring when we did a giveaway for the Decked Out Dad's event. I reviewed their World Adventure book which I had received for my son. He still loves the book, seeing his name all spelled out. This giveaway here we have four of their books up for grabs. And, they even have another giveaway going on for a $100 Visa Gift Card and 5 personalized books, with 1,000 runner-up prizes to go with it. Be sure to enter their Summer Reading Sweepstakes, too. That giveaway ends the end of August, this giveaway ends 8/22. (And if you want to win a personalized lunchbox... that ends 8/5.) Good luck.
A Lucky Ladybug
4 Winners
ARV $42.90 each

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Java John Z's
I See Me! publishes very high quality personalized children’s books that build self-esteem by celebrating the uniqueness of each child.

You submit their name and some personal information to the publisher and they incorporate that information into their story. As you or your child reads the book, they periodically see their name, their friend's name, their pet's name, their home town or some such and a big smile shows up on their face as the story is about them and not just another impersonal book.

If you like personalized products for your kids or just need to pick up a unique gift for a friend's child (or a relative), this would make the perfect present. You just have to plan a little to give it time to print and ship. 

Gain the Understanding You Need for a Career in Film

We have a guest post this week on acting in LA.

If you have ever wanted to hear the words, “Lights, Camera, Action!” then the International Academy of Film and Television and other such schools are exactly where you need to be to start the path to acting or cinematography. You have had this as a dream since you were a small child and now it is easier than ever to make that lifelong dream come true.

Affordable Tuition

It doesn’t matter how great the school is if you cannot afford to attend. It is important to find that balance between quality and tuition. One of the red flags of a low-quality school is low tuition. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. You want to look for an established academy that is able to give you hands-on artistic training by those who are in the industry for a fair tuition price. A bonus offered from some schools is a quick diploma program so you can get through quicker, thus saving you money in the long run.

Study Abroad

If you have always wanted to experience other cultures and incorporate the things you learn by expanding that cultural knowledge, you can choose a program that has international campuses in addition to a stateside campus based in California. You want the convenience of studying in California and the contacts you can make while studying so close to Hollywood, but it is so great to have the option of studying abroad.

Cocktails with the Whales @ Mystic

Mystic Aquarium Beluga Whale
I wish I lived closer to Mystic Aquarium. They have two nights in August where you can have Cocktails with the Whales, August 2 and 16. I used to live outside Baltimore and the aquarium there used to have beluga whales and I always loved watching them. How great it would be to spend a Friday night drinking cocktails, listening to live music, and enjoying the whales. 21+, $5 in advance, $10 at the door.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Try Out iPoll for Paid Surveys

Get paid to fill out surveys to help companies enhance products and services as well as create new innovations! Get $5 just for signing up!

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Libre Loose Leaf Tea Mug Review

My wife is a big tea drinker in the summer, brewing her lemon-flavored Whittard's tea, then chilling it, to make iced tea. Libre recently offered me their mug to review to present a totally different way for brewing the tea and then drinking it on the go.

Eat Smart Precision Pro Multifunction Digital Kitchen Scale Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Be sure to check out our other giveaways while visiting.

$100 Kohls GC Giveaway from GiftCardRescue

Java John Z's is happy to join Adventures of 8 and Blog with Mom in a new Advertise with Bloggers Event!
GiftCardRescue logo
How many gift cards do you have sitting around? Do you have gift cards to stores or restaurants that you either don't visit often or are not near you? Well, stop letting that money just sit around, instead go to and turn that unwanted gift card into cash or into the gift card that you could use! Cool, right?’s mission is to assist you in getting something from your cards. The company buys gift cards from those who don’t want them and sells them to those who would use them.

You have two options, you can sell your gift cards and get up to 90% cash back or you can save from 4% up to 30% on discounted gift cards to over 350 national merchants. Plus, guarantees that all transactions are backed by the best customer support team in the industry.
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Wall Jems Blogger Opp

Here's a giveaway that is coming up offering a $50 gift card for some wall decals. I like these things though we don't have any ourselves. We just do fancy things with paint. Sign ups end soon and the giveaway starts August 1. Come back then to enter if you like the prize.
Wall Jems $50 GC Blogger Up, Giveaway Runs 8/1-8/15

Prize:  1 winner will receive a $50 E-card to Wall Jems' Etsy shop

1 free Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest Link with Announcement

Dates:  August 1-August 15, 2013

Coach Ashley Signature Carryall Blogger Opp

Here comes another Coach bag giveaway. Signup to host now for the Sept/Oct giveaway. The first 50 who signup can get a free Twitter/Pinterest link. After that, you gotta pay to play, so signup quickly.
Coach Ashley Signature Carryall

Blogger Opportunity

Giveaway  September 30 to October 21

We are giving away
Coach Ashley Signature Carryall  Value $398

Announcement required for free link

Costume Horns Blogger Opp

Here is one of those blogger opportunities I'm signing up for as the prize is rather interesting and I don't think I've ever seen them offered. A quick Google search seems to indicate the last giveaway from them was over a year ago. Hopefully, you'll like the prize once the giveaway starts.

Bloggers wanted to sign up for another one-of-a-kind Visionary Bri giveaway!
Free and paid opportunities.
This time, I've partnered with Oonacat
to bring you the Costume Horns Giveaway!


Oonacat designed me a custom set of horns.
Her work is the best costume work of this nature that I've ever seen.
Oonacat hand paints all of her creations and they're very durable.
And I have to tell you that I've never been this blown away by my set of horns.
She really does some great work.
If you're looking for a cool accessory for stage, conventions
or Halloween this year, then this giveaway is for you!

Check these babies out!

Party Like a Football Star Blogger Opp

Okay, here is a really cool prize for someone to win with football season getting ever closer and training camp now started. Too bad you can't get the prize with team colors. Signup now for this giveaway that starts on 8/29. You have until 8/26 to signup. Then come back o after the 29th if you want to win.
Party Like a Football Star Blogger Opp, Signup by 8/26
Best of Times Ultimate Personal Bar Package
ARV $698

Hosted by:

Sign-ups close 8/26
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.

BlazePhoto Giveaway - 10 Winners

I try to find giveaways that are open worldwide and this is one such giveaway. It is for some photo editing software and there will even be 10 winners. Try your luck to pick up one of the licenses. Giveaway ends August 17th. Required entry is a Facebook like. They're currently at 8 when the giveaway started. Let's see how likes 10 licenses will get them.

Welcome to the BlazePhoto Giveaway!

Finding good software for your photo editing needs is tough, especially for those of us who are not technology challenged. But today, you can win a great photo editing software - for free! BlazePhoto is a powerful, easy to use photo editing and managing software. The program will find all the photos in your computer and help you organize them easily. Plus, the photo editor is so powerful that you will easily be able to edit imperfections on your photo - from reducing blur to making cool effects. If you really want to take things up a notch, with a few easy clicks you can make a professional looking photo slideshow DVD!
Win Blazephoto license

Dog Days Giveaway

In case you can't tell, I like these Amazon gift card giveaways. For this one, you have three weeks (8/19) to enter to win $200. I even get to co-host this one.
Dog Days of Summer $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway 7/29 - 8/19

Hosted by: One Punky Mama Co-Hosted by: Java John Z's

One lucky winner will win (1) $200 Amazon Gift Code
Details: - US Only - Ages 18+ - Date July 29 12:01am to August 19 11:59pm - All entries are optional

Top 50 Giveaway Bloggers for 2013

I've been named one of the Top 50 Giveaway Bloggers for 2013 by voiceBoks. Wahoo!!! If you vote for me, I can make the top 10. Voting is between July 29, 2013 12AM to September 1 11:59PM (PST).

iPad with Retina Display Giveaway

Life is good if you can win an iPad. Here's your latest chance if you're US-based. You have until 8/19 to enter to win. Good luck.
Enter to win an iPad with Retina Display 32GB, ends 8/19
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Co-Hosted by:

We are giving away an IPad with Retina display 32GB  Color Black
Value $599

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Coleman Montana 8 Person Tent Sweepstakes

Here's your chance to enter to win an 8 person tent from Coleman Montana. The giveaway runs to the end of August (8/31/13 at 11:59 pm). Open US only. Good luck.

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Back to School Cash Blogger Opp

Sign up by 8/10 for the Back to School Cash Giveaway, $500 Prize, runs 8/19-9/1
Organized by: Giveaway Promote

Prize: $500 PayPal

Dates: 8/19-9/1

Signup by: 8/10

Blogger Prize: Top 5 referrers with 2 referrals will be offered a host page

Please tell them Java John Z's sent you