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Saturday, September 7, 2013

InnoTab 3S Blogger Opp

Here's a blogger opportunity with a prize of an InnoTab 3S from VTech. You get a free Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest link for posting the announcement post and signups close October 12th. Please tell them Java John Z's sent you if you sign up. Thanks.
InnoTab 3S Blogger Opp, Sign up by Oct 12th.
InnoTab 3S Giveaway

This giveaway is hosted by Empowered Mommy and Joys Of Life

FREE blogger opportunity with paid options. OPEN to US/CAN.

Prize: Vtech InnoTab Event 
Dates: October 15 - November 15 
Sign-ups: October 12

Fall Into Cash Giveaway Event Blogger Opp

Here's a PAID cash giveaway to sign up for. $500 prize probably, based upon blogger participation.

Fall Into Cash Giveaway

Fall Into Cash Giveaway

Bloggers, join our upcoming cash giveaway event!
This giveaway will be held from October 14th – October 27th.
You can sign-up until October 5th.

Our events get results.

We’d love for you to join us in the next big event.
You’ll increase your social media exposure and offer your readers the chance to win an amazing cash prize!
Please tell them Java John Z's sent you.

Brothers All Natural Review, Take 2

I first ran across Brothers-All-Natural here on this blog back in March, when I posted a review of their freeze dried fruit products. You may have noticed that there is a second giveaway coming up from them with freeze-dried veggies. Come back 9/20 to try to win 4 large containers of Harvester Farms cans that will last 25 years.

Below you'll find a rebroadcast of the original review.
Our family is a big fan of freeze dried fruits. We've been eating the apples, strawberries, and pineapple from Brothers All Natural for years. It is readily available from our local grocery stores and is a great, healthy snack for parents and child alike.
Sampler Pack Fruit Crisps
I recently had the chance to try out the sampler packs from Brothers. They have two. One is their regular packaging and one is their kid-friendly Disney packaging. I'd never bought the kid-friendly packaging before, even though it is available right next to what we usually buy, and never realized the product is the same between the two. Natural freeze-dried apples are natural freeze-dried apples, for instance, whether they are packaged with Mickey Mouse on the packaging or not. There are no additives here like sugar to make things more appealing for the kiddies. It is literally just to have a kid-friendlier packaging. Once they try these out, most kids won't need the added Disney packaging.

Free Sport Rider Subscription

Sport Rider Magazine Cover

Do you or someone you know really like motorcycles? Sign up over the Mercury Magazines for a free annual subscription of Sport Rider.The magazine emphasizes performance, both in the motorcycle and in the rider. You'll get the results from in-depth tests of new sport motorcycles, project bikes, and apparel with your complimentary one-year subscription.

Friday, September 6, 2013

AARP What's Next Contest

The AARP What's Next Contest, Win $10,000
I'm still not quite in their target market, but AARP is giving away $10,000 to the 18+ crowd. Just share your "Life Reimagined" Story before October 26th and you're entered to win win win. Good luck.

Amazon Jeep Wrangler Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win a tricked-out Jeep Wrangler
Amazon has partnered up with Rugged Ridge to give away a $45,000 tricked-out Jeep Wrangler. You have all of September to enter once to win, if you are in the continental US.

11pc Michael Symon Cutlery Set with Ergo Chef 11 Slot Block.Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Share the Planet Giveaway

I really like this giveaway. Not only does the winner get a prize but they get to gift a ball to the school of their choice, too. It is limited to the continental US though. So, enter by 9/6 if you want to win this. Good luck.
Make Our Own Network
16" Earth Ball (A.L.L. Review)
Winner School of Choice will receive a
1 Meter Earth Ball
ARV $143 Total
Hosted by:

CVS Double 4th Quarter Extrabucks Rewards

Double quarterly extrabucks rewards
Sign up to double your quarterly extra bucks at CVS from September 16th through December 15th.

LL Bean Outdoor Discovery School, Bring a Friend Free

LL Bean Outdoor Discovery School
Our family is a big fan of L.L. Bean boots and winter items. I've been watching what they offer in their Outdoor Discovery School but I think my son is still too young for nearly everything. (The Snowshoeing and Kayaking discovery course have a minimum age of 8.) If you have older kids or just want to do something with a friend, check out their current offerings. If you sign up before the end of October, the friend (or kid) can go for free. You don't have to take the course before that time, just sign up.

Yankee Candle Coupon, exp 9/8

Yankee Candle Logo
Here's a coupon for a Buy 1 Get 1 Free large candle purchase from Yankee Candle. It expires September 8th and is good on your next purchase online or in stores. For online purchases, use code FALL. Also, check out the Bacon/Popcorn candle review in case you missed it.

Follow Yankee Candle 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.

Brew Over Ice Prize Pack Giveaway

Do you own a Keurig? Do you like iced coffee? Here is the perfect giveaway for you. You have until 9/11 to enter to win a really cool ice bucket and some other goodies to make the perfect iced coffee.

Welcome to the Brew Over Ice Prize Pack Giveaway

Sponsored by: Brew Over Ice
Hosted by: Money Saving Deals

One lucky winner will receive a Brew Over Ice Prize Pack that includes 3 Brew Over Ice K-Cup® samples, a Brew Over Ice tumbler, 4 Brew Over Ice coasters, plus a Brew Over Ice light-up ice bucket and tongs!!! The prize will be shipped directly by Brew Over Ice. You can read the Brew Over Ice Review HERE.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wexy Colorful Character Snack Bags Review

Wexy Lunch & Munch Bags
I never heard of Wexy before but, thanks to a review opportunity, I had the chance to review their colorful character snack bags. With school now starting, I thought it would be great for my son to take into school. We didn't use them all up last month so we have a few left for school.
Wexy Character Snack Bags
I first brought the bags out on a play date with friends when we were out hiking. They're great for holding snacks. But, what I liked more about them for hiking is they are biodegradable. I didn't think anyone would leave the bags behind, but if by chance they somehow got lost, at least the plastic wouldn't be as destructive to the woodlands we were walking in.
Boxes of Wexy Bags

Swapping Unwanted DVDs, CDs, and Games

Video Game Controller
Video Game Controller by Junior Libby

A not so long time ago, I had a ton of CDs. Most I didn't listen to any more. At first, I tried reselling them on Amazon, as I had done with a bunch of used books when my bookcase collapsed. This didn't work out so well with CDs as their price point was much less but the time needed to sell each was the same. Factor in the cost of a padded shipping envelope, and this route didn't sound too appealing. Even worse was the total time involved since I had to wait for each individual sale to happen.

What did I do with them? I found a web site that told you the trade in value of each disc and shipped them all off in one box. In return for the discs, I got an early model iPod. Video version even. Yeah, that long ago. It proved to be a great trade as I found the iPod very useful at the time.

Breakfast Sandwich Maker Giveaway

Signup to win a breakfast sandwich maker from WomanFreebies! Ends October 2nd, 2013.

Prize Information: One grand prize winner will win a “Good Morning GIVEAWAY” Prize Pack which includes:
  • 1 Hamilton Beach 25475 Breakfast Sandwich Maker, Gray, ARV: $29
  • Magic Morning Mug by The Cottage IndustryARV: $25

Take a Walk on the DEAD Side Blogger Opp

The Freaky Forecast costume giveaway is ending 9/10. We'll be starting a second giveaway from the same place starting on 9/24, but with better prizes and still multiple winners. Signup by 9/21 if interested.
A Ladybug on the Go
4 Winners
ARV $50 each
Hosted by:
Sign-ups close 9/21

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway

Are you in the market for a Kindle? Here's your chance to save $300 and win one instead. US residents have until September 22nd to register and win. Good luck.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 32GB  Giveaway, Ends 9/22
Hosted by 

Co-Hosted by 

One lucky winner will win a 

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 32GB 
Value $299

Magnetic Locker Designz Wallpaper Giveaway

School is starting and here is a cool way for your kid to decorate their locker. I'd probably limit it to a daughter but enter to win before 9/19 if you want them to have a one-of-a-kind locker, until these become more popular that is. Good luck.
Magnetic WallpaperMagnetic WallpaperMagnetic WallpaperMagnetic Wallpaper
Sponsored by
Hosted by:
Co-hosted by:
Dnbuster's Place

Appliance Art, Inc is giving away one
Magnetic Wallpaper Designz.
to one lucky winner!
(Winner picks Design)

Blue Steel $50 GC Giveaway

Blue Steel offers some interesting jewelry and we have here a $50 gift card up for grabs. US folks can enter until 9/23. If you don't see anything you like there, enter anyway and let me know when you win. I can pick something for myself... :) Good luck.

Sponsored by:

Hosted by:

Co-Hosted by:

One lucky winner will win

Blue Steel $50 GC

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Freeze Dried Delight Blogger Opp

Here's a giveaway I'll be hosting with the M.O.O.N. group. Look for a review in just over a week. Sign on and I'm thinking this is going to be a popular giveaway. The prize is some freeze dried food that lasts for 25 years. 4 containers worth.
A Lucky Ladybug
Harvester Farms 4 pack of Freeze-Dried Veggies and Fruit / Emergency Food Storage
Brothers All Natural
ARV $68
Hosted by:
Java John Z's
Sign-ups close 9/17
**The blogger with the most referrals will receive the additional links at no cost
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.

Victoria's Secret Gift Card Blogger Opp

I normally wouldn't sign up for this blogger opportunity but some readers have been asking for more worldwide giveaways and here we have one. If you're a blogger, you, too, can signup, before September 27th. Please tell them Java John Z's sent you if you do. Thanks.
Pink Giveaway
This giveaway is hosted by Empowered Mommy and Joys Of Life
FREE blogger opportunity with paid options. OPEN WW.
Prize: $100 Victoria's Secret Gift Card Event
Dates: September 30 - October 30
Sign-ups: September 27

Uniden Home Patrol Scanners

Uniden Home Patrol Scanner

Uniden Home Patrol Scanners are top of the line scanners for listening to local bands for emergencies and information. These scanners are recognized for their advanced features and ease of programming. In most cases, all that is necessary is to enter your home ZIP Code to access all programming in your area.

Karaoke Machine Giveaway

Karaoke Giveaway. Ends 5pm 10/20
Register to win a Singing Karaoke Machine! Ends 5pm 10/20. Open to US/Canada. ARV $199.99.
Enter Here

Back to School Blogger Opps

Looking for bloggers to ACTIVELY promote  numerous giveaways.
With the form below you can sign up for any of them you like or all of them.
They are offering a free Facebook or Twitter link for your help. 
You can purchase additional links for $1 each. Funds will be put towards Wal Mart giftcard(s). ($10/each)
Please read additional information at the top of the Form. 

Sponsors and prizes include:

Lugz------------------ Mens Drifter boots
Meridane Designs----- Zymbol Pendant necklace
OMG Nails ----------- 2 sets of nail strips / 2 winners
At A Glance----------- Mead and Fivestar supply package
Gold Toe-------------- childrens and adult socks
Almondina Brand----- Sampler pack
Sally Hansen --------- new fall Xtreme Wear Nail Polish -10 shades
NYC New York Color - Set of 10 Appplelicious balms
Mighty Bright -------- Xtra Flex2 reading lamp

These are possible other sponsors. 
Gilden- Fleece Sweatshirt(s)
Anna's Linens- Dorm organization
Del Sol -
Green Time Bags -
and others may still come in

*** If you click all on the form I will send the "possible" giveaway HTML's to you as well. 

2013 Halloween Cash Bash Blogger Opp

Here's a nice cash giveaway coming up in October. Signup and join the party. If you're one of the first 20 bloggers, you get a free Twitter or Pinterest link.
Coasahmom Halloween Cash Bash Blogger Opp, Starts 10/1
Welcome to’s 2013 Halloween Cash Bash!!

The giveaway will go live Oct. 1st and will run until Oct. 31st!

Free Twitter Or Pinterest Link Available.

Paid Options available as well.

Let’s make it as huge as possible guys and gals!

Realm of Racket Review

Realm of Racket
My day job is in computer programming. As an author myself and active programmer, I periodically have the opportunity to review new programming books. I recently had the chance to review the book Realm of Racket. Racket is a programming language in the Lisp family. The book is written by Matthias Felleisen, David Van Horn, Conrad Barski. Felleisen is one of the original authors of the language. What I found most interesting before opening the book is the other eight contributing authors to the book. They're all students at Northeastern University. That's where I got my undergrad degree. I was out of school a few years before I wrote my first programming book.

What is the book about? It is an programming book that teaches the Racket programming language through the use of games. It is similar in concept to a prior book from this publisher I reviewed, Land of Lisp, but teaching Racket instead of Lisp. The primary author here, Felleisen, has also written The Little Schemer and How to Design Programs. All offer fun ways to learn programming.

Be Prepared Giveaway

Are you a prepper? Hard-core or not, here's a giveaway that will help stock your emergency food supply. I'm more for the freeze dried goodies but there is also a year's worth of Jerky of the Month for you. Enter before 9/23 if interested.
Enter to win the Be Prepared Giveaway. Ends 9/23
Welcome to the Be Prepared Giveaway sponsored by Rayven Perkins with Jerky Direct, and Sandra Girouard with Shelf Reliance. Here's your chance to stock your pantry with some excellent food storage items! Are you prepared for a natural disaster? Most families aren't. And yet it doesn't take too much effort to put a plan into place to make sure you are. Read this page on how to budget for emergency food preparation. Get prepared with this fantastic prize package worth more than $250! The winner will receive:

A Wicked Kind of Dark Book Blast

We're announcing a new book here and have a $100 Amazon Gift Card giveaway that ends 9/22. It is open worldwide. Check the details below for the specific entry rules. Good luck and enjoy the book.
A Wicked Kind of Dark Robert Duncan no longer believes in magic. A mysterious call about a blood moon, however, leads him back to the magical world of his childhood and to Luthien, the beautiful girl with flame-coloured hair, who he loved and lost. As Robert unravels the secrets of his childhood, darkness enters his life and an ancient evil awakens. To have any chance of defeating the dark forces that would destroy two worlds, Robert must find Luthien before the rise of the blood moon. He must, once more, believe in magic … A Wicked Kind of Dark mixes vast and spectacular fantasy landscapes with gritty urban reality. A must-read for people of all ages who believe in the power of imagination, and the importance of never losing touch with your inner child.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Husqvarna Viking - Crown Jewels Sweepstakes

 Husqvarna Viking - Crown Jewels Sweepstakes
I'm not really into sewing or embroidery but I ran across a sweepstakes for some really expensive sewing / embroidery machines. Top prize is an $11,000 machine from Husqvarna Viking. With $25,000 total up for grabs. I seem to recall sewing machines costing quite a bit less last time I looked. If interested, you need to enter by September 15th.

Fright Night 7-Tier Tower​ Giveaway Co-Host Page​

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Enchantails Mermaid Slumber Bag Set Giveaway Co-Host Page

a Rafflecopter giveaway

RYOBI Cordless Chainsaw Blogger Opp

Here's a great giveaway opportunity coming up later this month. Get 2 links for free.
RYOBI Cordless 40 Volt Chainsaw

(ARV $199.99)

Ryobi takes cordless technology to the next level with the new 40V Lithium-ion Outdoor Series. Designed for the perfect marriage of Power and Convenience, this chainsaw is powered by a 40V Lithium-ion battery. That means fade-free performance, maximum power, and maximum runtime. All backed by a 3 year warranty. The Ryobi 40V Lithium-ion Chainsaw gives you a great reason to enter the Cordless Age.

Give with Target

Give with Target
Target has a great charitable giveaway going on. Vote weekly for a school in your area, and if you're able to drum up at least 25 votes for the school, they'll donate $1 per vote, up to $10,000 per school, up to $5 million total. The leading school will even get a $10,000 party if I read things right. A couple schools already have over 6,000 votes, which sounds like a great way to supplement their budget.


Simply select a K–12 school from our list of eligible schools and vote for it weekly until September 21 or until $5 million has been awarded, whichever occurs first. It takes just 25 votes to start. After that, Target will donate $25 to your selected school. Upon receiving 25 votes, each additional vote equals $1 more for up to $10,000 per school. If your favorite school is not on our list, please choose another school.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Voting ends on 9/21/13 at 11:59:59 p.m. CT or when $5 million has been awarded, whichever comes first. Max of $10,000 awarded per school. Voting is limited to legal residents of the 50 US/DC, 13 years of age and older. Limit one vote per person per week. See Terms and Conditions and eligible schools in the Give With Target app on for details.

MacX DVD Ripper Pro Giveaway

Enter to win 1 of 10 copies of MacX DVD Ripper Pro for Windows/Mac. Giveaway ends 9/22.
We have here today a giveaway for MacX DVD Ripper Pro. Please don't be confused by the name. The software does run on Windows (or Mac). We have 10 licenses to giveaway so there will be 10 individual winners.

What does the software do? It allows you to backup your DVDs. You can rip both encrypted and homemade DVDs to all kinds of formats, including MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, MPEG, and H.264. You can then playback on the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Android, Samsung, or any other device.

QMT-50” Corinthian Bells Copper Vein Windchime Giveaway Co-Host Page

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Underground Cellar Wine Giveaways

We have our own wine glass giveaway sponsored by Underground Cellar. That isn't the only giveaway they've sponsored though. They're also giving away some wine. They won't ship to Massachusetts, hence why we're not doing a wine giveaway, but if you live someplace where they can ship... feel free to enter one of their other giveaways:

Lefty's Gift Set Giveaway

My dad was left-handed and it was always fun watching him try to use right-handed tools/gadgets. If you're left-handed or know someone who is, this giveaway is for you, offering a bunch of left-handed items. Be sure to enter before 9/9.

Lefty's Left Hand Store Giveaway!

Hosted by More Than Mommy

Lefty's make up about 10% of the population, yet it can be so difficult to find good quality supplies for left-handed people. Lefty's has the world's biggest selection of left-handed goods, from school and office supplies to kitchen gadgets, to watches and even mugs!

Look at the difference Lefty's left-handed notebooks make:  Regular notebook on the left, and Lefty's on the Right.
With school having started up, now is the time to provide for the lefty's in your family.  Have you ever tried to write with your weaker hand? If you are like me, then it came out terrible! Think how it must be to have to write on a notebook that has the spiral digging into your hand? To allow children to perform at the highest level they are able, they must have the correct supplies for them.

Pizza Stone From Pampered Chef Giveaway

Here's a great giveaway that runs until September 7th. Do you like making pizza at home? Make sure you enter if you do.
Enter to win a Pizza Stone from Pampered Chef. Ends 9/7
Pizza night is always fun in my house and we love using our Stone from Pampered Chef. It is probably one of the most handy trays in the kitchen. The stoneware actually wicks away moisture from the shell or from the frozen foods you prepare on it and makes it crisp. The more your cook with it the darker the stone color gets and that is what you want because you will get great crusty results.