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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Make a Plate Kit From Makit Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Make a Plate Art Project
I little whiles back, I mentioned the Make a Plate Art Project. I finally had a chance to try it out and the results just arrived in the mail.
After you buy the Prepaid Art Plate Kit online, they ship you a set of markers and a bunch of circles cut out so you can create a drawing of what you want on the plates.

Smart Silk Pillow Giveaway

Below is a review of Smart Silk pillows from Manic Mama of 2 and a giveaway for a set of your own pillows. The giveaway runs until October 13th. In case this looks familiar, it is the third time for a SmartSilk pillow giveaway. Good luck. This is open to US and Canada,
I was given the chance to try out two Smart Silk pillows and give my honest review and opinion. Here is a little background on the company itself before I get into the review and what I thought:
(This excerpt was taken directly from the Smart Silk website)

About SmartSilk™

The SmartSilk™ All Natural Bedding Collection provides all season comfort and the luxury of sleeping in breathable silk fill along with a soft cotton finish, offering a more comfortable night’s sleep. The SmartSilk™ Luxury Bedding Collection is created and produced in-house and was developed and designed in Canada.

How The SmartSilk™ Story Began 

After more than 50 years of comfortable sleep, Yair (founder) all of a sudden found himself waking up most mornings congested, wheezing, coughing and often with watery eyes. Yair was diagnosed with an allergy related to dust mites. After speaking with a long time friend, Harry (founder), he discovered that he also had developed the same condition. After researching allergy related solutions, they had learnt that with the proper bedding much of their discomfort could be improved without the use of any medication.
To read the rest visit here.

Right on the Walls Giveaway

Wall decals seem to be a big deal these days. I've run across many different places that offer them. Here's another such place and the giveaway to go with it. What would you do with the $25 gift code if you won?
Hosted by: Queen of Savings
These removable vinyl wall decals are not just for walls ... use them on any smooth or lightly textured surface in your home, business or vehicle. Add vinyl wall decals to your event or party d├ęcor to carry the theme. Go ahead and apply their wall decals on painted metals, finished wood, glass, windows, mirrors and appliances – and use your imagination for other decorating projects. They provide an easy, yet professional and personalized look to compliment a host of design, decorating or even craft projects.

First Look Image - Into the Woods

Meryl Streep in Into the Woods
Coming out on Christmas 2014 is Disney's movie Into the Woods. Here's a picture of Meryl Streep as the Witch in the movie. You gotta love the hair.

Interested in the movie? Just follow on Facebook until the movie is out.

Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway DVD Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway DVD Review
I've never seen my son more anticipate the release of a DVD before than for this one. At 6½, he is a little beyond the target age of Thomas, which is 2-5, but he still loves Thomas and all his friends. With all the commercials for this while watching the TV episodes, the release of this on September 17th was hard to miss. The fact that it introduced new trains made things even better.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Healthy Eating Holiday Blogger Opp

Interested in picking up a free Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, BlogLovin, or Instagram link when you host your next giveaway? You're not limited to the big two or three with this one. And the prize should be popular, too, with a week of free healthy food delivered. Sign up and check them yet. Please tell them Java John Z's sent you if you do. Thanks.
Healthy Eating Holiday Blogger Opp, Giveaway runs 10/18-11/1
1 Week BistroMD Food Delivery
ARV $185
Hosted by:

Cassie's Cowboy Crave Grand Finale Giveaway

The book tour for this ended on September 26th, but the giveaway for $100 Amazon GC, signed paperback, and recipes runs until October 11th. Join in and try to win. The book is considered a clean romance. And the giveaway is open internationally.

Cassie's Cowboy Crave (Sweet Montana Bride, #1)Cassie's Cowboy Crave
Sweet Montana Bride Series
by Kimberly Krey
Published July 12, 2013

Twenty-four-year-old Cassie Lovell has a great job, good friends, and an apartment with a killer view. That is, until life is turned upside down. Without the chance to say goodbye, Cassie is forced into a witness protection program on Emerson Ranch. Just when she fears life is doomed, Cassie meets Shane Emerson, the stunningly handsome cowboy who’ll be posing as her newlywed groom. 

Shane Emerson is determined not to fall for the woman he’s agreed to harbor. Especially since the whole thing was his family’s way of trying to get him hitched. So why is it when he takes Cassie into his home, Shane wants nothing more than to turn their make-believe marriage into more than just a sham? 

In a moment of weakness, Shane steals a kiss. 
In return, Cassie steals his heart. 
Yet before they confess their undying love, 
a hidden danger threatens to tear them apart.

*Although this novel is considered clean romance, it does contain passionate kissing and a few mild curse words.

eBay Garage Choose Your Wheels Sweepstakes

Choose Your Wheels Sweepstakes
eBay is running an interesting giveaway that ends on 9/30. The winner gets to choose between a $45,000 Audi A5 car and a $24,000 BMW K 1600 GTL motorcycle (w/ $7,500 cash). Daily entries/winners. You must be a registered member of eBay to win.

Omni Nashville Hotel Grand Opening Twitter Party

Omni Nashville Hotel Twitter Party

#OmniNashville Twitter Party - Sept 30, 2013 8pm-9pm EST

Celebrate the opening of the Omni Nashville Hotel with a Twitter Party around the #OmniNashville hashtag. You'll be celebrating with all things #OmniNashville – lots of pictures, facts and giveaways, including a fantastic getaway to the brand new Omni Nashville Hotel. The Twitter party will be running at the same time as Monday Night Football (MNF), the Saints and the Dolphins match-up. Don't miss the great prizes to be won!!

Details & Prizes:

Hauck Toys Go Kart Giveaway

Here's a toy I wish I had as a kid. I think I had a Big Wheel. A little different here. And just think your kid could go screaming down the street in one of these. Got a hill nearby? Looks like fun. Take a chance and enter to win before October 11th. Open to most of US and Canada. Good luck.

Welcome to the Hauck Kids Go Kart Giveaway, 

Hauck Toys manufactures fun, innovative products for boys and girls of all ages. Megan from Housewife on a Mission was sent a Superman Go Kart to review from Grand Touring Baby. Grand Touring Baby, if you don't know, is the official domestic distributor for Hauck, i'coo and Hauck Toy products in Canada and the USA! To read Megan's full review the Superman Go Kart, GO HERE.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Holiday Gift Card Blogger Opp

Join in and participate in this giveaway for a $500 Amazon gift card. Pickup a free Twitter link with announcement post. Please tell them Java John Z's sent you when you sign up. To win, come back October 20th to enter. 
Gift Card blow out $500 Amazon GC Prize, Oct 5 Signup deadline
This giveaway is hosted by Happy Home and Family
Prize: $500 Amazon Gift Card Event
Tentative Dates: October 20 – November 20
Deadline of Sign-ups: October 5

Free Popular Science Subscription

Popular Science magazine cover
Sticking with the free guy magazine subscriptions, here's we have Popular Science.

Every month Popular Science fills you in on all the exciting developments in science and technology - and the incredible advances that are rapidly changing our daily life. Stay informed with your complimentary one-year subscription.

Subscribe by September 30th.

15% Off My Very Own Pirate Tale Storybook

My Very Own Pirate Tale
Do you like personalized books? The folks over at have a special going on until the end of the month.

Save 15% on the My Very Own Pirate Tale Storybook & Bandana Giftset with coupon code "PIRATE"! 

Hurry, offer ends 10/1! Regular price is $46.95. 

Cape Cod Tourism: Attractions and Activities

Silver Beach Scene
Silver Beach Scene by Samantha DeWitt
Thinking of visiting the Cape? We have a guest post here that might help you along.
Seeing new sights is a thrill that many people appreciate and prioritize in their lives. It can also be a little overwhelming with so many places to visit and so many things to see in each place. If you’re looking for information about Cape Cod tourism, read on for more information and suggestions on what to see and do.

Outdoor Activities

For those who enjoy doing things outside, Cape Cod is a great place to visit. There is a lot to do. First, you can go whale watching. If you decide to do this activity, plan for potential problems related to seasickness. If this doesn't bother you, then you can enjoy the day outside in the sea breeze looking at some of Earth’s most impressive creatures. Visiting the beach is a great way to relax outdoors while avoiding seasickness. You can also choose from a variety of walking, hiking, and biking trails if you prefer to do more vigorous activities. Golfing, fishing, and kayaking are just a few more of the many activities you can do outside in this town.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Toys R Us Blogger Opp

Timing is everything with some giveaways. It is that time of year where readers would love to win a Toys R Us gift card to help with the holiday shopping. Sign up now to be a part of this late October/November giveaway and get a free Twitter/Pinterest link for the effort.
$200 Toys R Us Gift Card Blogger Opp, Giveaway runs 10/28-11/18

Playstation 4 Blogger Opp

I think I remember owning the original PlayStation quite a few ions back. If you'd like to help host a giveaway for the latest generation, here's your chance to get a free link with announcement post. I'm not sure for how long free entries will be available so sign up quickly. Please tell them Java John Z's sent you if you sign up.
Sign up for the playstation 4 blogger opp. Giveaway runs 11/1-11/30

November 1-November 30, 2013 have a chance to be part of a PlayStation 4 Giveaway. Sony still has not set an official release date. I am setting this up not. I will use all funds collected for the prize. The prize will be ordered through Amazon for the winner, and will have the PlayStation shipped through Amazon when it is available.

Visiting King Richard's Faire

King Richard's Faire in Carver, Mass runs weekends (plus Columbus Day) through October 20th. We've been regular visitors nearly every year but missed last year due to a mosquito scare. EEE or West Nile, I forget which. 
King Richard's Faire Characters
This year was great. Our 6 year old was finally old enough to get around on his own and not crash too quickly. We saw the guy with the flat head carrying his beer mug, with his friend the pirate. We saw some Mongol warriors, which seemed a bit out of place. Couldn't get a clean picture of them as everyone was crowding around them. It seems like if you have a costume and/or are into cosplay, this is the place to be, whether the costume was appropriate or not.

For The Gourmet Gluten-Free Giveaway

I love multi-prize giveaways. Here's one with three prizes. I don't follow a gluten-free diet myself, but if it tastes good, who needs it. Check out this giveaway if you have an interest or need for the product. Good luck.

Welcome to the For The Gourmet Gluten-Free Giveaway Event!

Enter the The Gourmet Gluten-Free Giveaway Event. Three winners. Ends 10/9.
For The Gourmet is a Chef-driven, Chef operated company that was founded on the premise that outstanding foods begins with outstanding ingredients. In 2002, while working as Executive Chefs in various establishments across the country, it became apparent that depending on where they were, they may or may not have access to certain quality ingredients needed for the recipes they were creating.

Pie and Other Brilliant Ideas Book Blast

We haven't participated in a book blast in a bit and this book looked interesting. It includes a giveaway open internationally for a $20 Amazon GC and some book swag. Do check out this latest title and the author interview below.

The story will grab you from page one, and keep you mesmerized until the last page. ~ Kristy James

My nine year old daughter and I enjoyed it very much. ~ Gman Writes

From the Award Winning Author of Millicent Marie is Not My Name

Ballet and baking pies – these are two of twelve year old Georgie Harris’ favorite things. When her parents decide to move closer to her grandmother’s nursing home, Georgie quickly learns the bad news: dance lessons are too expensive in this new town. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Oransi Fridge Purifier Giveaway

We've done several air purifier giveaways in the past. Here's an air purifier for your fridge. Toss out the box of baking soda and move into the 21st century, just add some batteries. Good luck.
Enter to win an Oransi Fridge Purifier, Ends Oct 6

Welcome to the Oransi Fridge Purifier Giveaway Event!

Hosted by Queen of Savings
The Oransi Ionic Fridge air purifier cleans the air in your refrigerator so it smells amazing.
  • No replacement filters and nothing to clean.
  • The air purifier uses 2 AA batteries that require replacement approximately every 45-90 days.
  • Built-in micro processor controls the operation of the air purifier so it will cycle on and off to save battery life.
  • Silent: no fans.
  • Effective in the removal of odors and bacteria to keep your refrigerator smelling fresh and your food fresher.
  • Conveniently fits anywhere in your refrigerator.
  • Attractive neutral color and cool contemporary design.
  • Easy operating instructions: Turn it on Freshen your refrigerator

Live Action Cinderella Coming from Disney

It looks like Walt Disney Pictures has finally decided to bring one of their fairy tales to screen in a real life adventure. Expected in theaters March 2015, starring Lily James, Richard Madden, Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett and Oscar-nominee Helena Bonham Carter and Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Kenneth Branagh, will be the classic fairy tale Cinderella.

Winning Moves Family Game Night Giveaway

Do you and your family have a family game night? Is it purely electronic? Here's a chance to step away from the electronics and pickup some of those old fashioned kind. You know, with dice and other parts. It may have been awhile since playing these but here's a chance to pickup some new ones to entertain the whole family. Enter now until 10pm EDT on October 8th. Good luck.

Welcome to the Winning Moves Family Game Night Giveaway!

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Sponsored by: Winning Moves

And a shout-out to our co-host: Giveaway Monkey!

Enter the Winning Moves Family Game Night Giveaway, Ends 10/8.
Spending quality time with your kids, family and friends is of increasing importance and a great way to build good relationships and effective communication.  But sometimes, it is just hard to figure out what to do.  What really could a 45-year-old have talk about with a five-year-old for an extended period of time?  How about crocodile teeth?  Or number sequences?  How about the five-year-old telling the adults they are “IN TROUBLE!”?  Family games nights are a great way to have quality interactions with everyone in your family.  And companies like Winning Moves are helping that happen by being the leading producer of amazing games such as Crocodile Dentist, Crazy Eights, Trouble and more!  Krista over at Savory Savings had a chance to review these three fun and interactive games with her family and shared her thoughts in a review post.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Take a Walk on the DEAD Side Giveaway

What will the costume of the year be this year for Halloween? A new wave of Zombies or our old friends Dracula, Frankenstein, and Werewolves? You'll have to wait and see what I'll be this year. For you, we have four $50 gift certificates to Costumes4Less up for grabs. Be sure to check 'em out for both adult and child costumes. Good luck. Open worldwide.
Enter the Take a Walk on the DEAD Side Giveaway. Ends 10/8. 4 Winners.
4 Winners (Savory Savings Review)
ARV $50 each
Hosted by:

Read a Banned Book

I Read Banned Books
Photo courtesy of ASJA

It is Banned Book Week. Read a banned book today. #BannedBooksWeek.

Free Style Box of Joy from USPS

Free Style Box of Joy
I don't have a clue what will be part of this, but the first 5,000 who visit at 12:01 am on 9/24 will get a free Style Box of Joy from the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dizolve Ultra Laundry Detergent Strips Giveaway

Interested in picking up some laundry detergent? I've never tried using strips for detergent. Be sure to check out the review and enter to win if still interested. I don't think we do eight loads a week so this could last longer than a year if you don't either. You have until 9/27 to enter to win. Good luck.
Dizolve Ultra Laundry Detergent Strips Review

Do you spend a great deal of time and money on laundry each year? How would you like to be able to do laundry for free for a year? Enter below for the chance to win a year's worth of laundry detergent! Dizolve is offering one reader 6 of their boxes of laundry strips. Each box contains 72 strips. That is good for up to 432 loads or 8 loads a week!

Quaker State Classic Corvette Giveaway

Win the Corvette that defies time
The folks over at Quaker State are giving away a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette valued at $39,500. Throw in a trip to get the keys from Dale Earnhardt, Jr., some cash to offset taxes, and the total prize value is just under $50,000.

Free Boating World Subscription

Boating World
Here's another free subscription. This time for a boating magazine.

Every issue covers purchasing a boat, family boating, fishing, cruising, water skiing, and more. Enjoy boating more than ever before with your complimentary one-year subscription.

A Touch of Dazzle Secret Word

Cera Speaker Blogger Opp

Here's a giveaway coming up for wireless portable speakers. Pickup a free Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest link with announcement post. Multiple winners even. When you sign up, please tell them Java John Z's sent you.
Cera Speaker Blogger Opp, Event runs 10/7-10/30

Free Blogger Opp

Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest Link with Promotional Post

At LEAST 2 Winners!!!

Top Referring Site Gets Free Co-Host Spot

Event Will Run October 7-30

Click HERE for details!!!

Halloween Giveaway Blogger Opp

Blogger opportunities for Amazon gift cards are kinda hard for me to pass up. Sign on now for this October event and get a free Twitter or Facebook link.
$200 Amazon GC Halloween Giveaway Blogger Opp. Sign up by 9/28
Halloween Giveaway

This giveaway is hosted by Empowered Mommy and Joys Of Life

FREE blogger opportunity with paid options. OPEN WW.

Prize: $200 Amazon Gift Card 

Event Dates: October 1 - October 30 Sign-ups: September 28

$500 Sears Gift Card Christmas Blogger Opp

It isn't even Halloween(October) yet and the Christmas Giveaway Events are coming quickly. Here's one where the prize will be a $500 Search gift certificate. You get a free Twitter link for posting an announcement. Please tell them Java John Z's sent you if you sign up. Thanks.
It’s Christmas Event Blogger Opp. Event starts 11/11
It’s Christmas Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Grand Prize: $500 Sears Gift Card
Event dates: 11/11 - 12/2
Open to US
Referral prize: $50 Amazon E-Code or Paypal Cash

Bloggers: Sign Up HERE

Corn Mazes and Fall Festival Coupons

Funny Corn Face: Petr Kratochvil 
It is that time of year for Fall Festivals. Check out the deals we have below. I have put together a great list of Corn Maze coupons and Fall Festival savings nationwide. Download valuable coupons for Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, and Fall Family Activities.  

Schnepf Farms - Queen City 
Tolmachoff Farms- Glendale