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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Twitter #2

Time to Thrive
Ottawa Mommy Club
Mommies with Cents
Beautiful Touches
Surviving Mommy
Happy Mothering

Twitter Wall Highlights 10/12

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I thought it would be interesting to share some of the giveaways I entered while reading through my Twitter feed. Feel free to enter any or all of them. You might find another blogger worth following in the process.

$100 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash Blogger Opp

We have a celebration here for Mommy Knows What's Best. Sign up and participate in the party. Free Twitter link with signup. There is a referral prize so please tell them Java John Z's sent you if you sign up. Thank you.
$100 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash Blogger Opp. Event runs 10/18-11/8

Mommy Knows What's Best is celebrating over 5,000 fans on both Facebook and Twitter! Join her in the celebration with this giveaway opp. 

Prize: One winner will receive a gift code for $100 for Amazon or $100 via Paypal. This event is blogger sponsored. WW, 18+ 

Room on the Broom Halloween Giveaway

We have a quick giveaway here, open just a week. The US-based winner gets a board book and a plush toy, both perfect for Halloween. Don't miss out if interested, enter now to win this really quick giveaway.
Hosted by: Queen of Savings
Room on the Broom Board Book - This rollicking, rhyming tale from master storyteller Julia Donaldson is the perfect Halloween read-aloud for the youngest listeners. A friendly witch, hungry dragon, and muddy monster learn about friendship, and readers will delight in the surprising (and not too scary) ending.

The Pasta Shoppe Giveaway

We have a giveaway here for some pasta, or at least a gift card to get some. I love the collegiate varieties this place offers with team colors, mascot shapes, and logos. And, that isn't all they offer. Take a chance and enter to win. Good luck.
The Pasta Shoppe Giveaway Event
Hosted by: Queen of Savings
Pasta is made with the highest quality ingredients on the market and with a passion for great tasting pasta.
They use only 100% durum wheat and add "all natural" vegetable powders for pasta color – the exception is their Collegiate Pasta and Angel Hair Pasta Nests. College fans want their team colors, so they add a little bit of food coloring.

Haunted Headphones Giveaway

Who here is bored with their plain white or any other solid colored headphones? Here's a chance to spruce them up with a set that is green and black with skulls. And, you only have to be 16 and older (and from the US) to win this one. Take a chance to win by 12 am on 10/31. Good luck.
Enter to win iHip DJZ Earphones that are green and black with skulls. Ends 10/30

Friday, October 11, 2013

Black Friday Shopping Spree Blogger Opp

Here we have a blogger opportunity for a $1,000 gift card. Sign on and partake in the giveaway promotion. Your readers will love you for it. If you do signup, please tell them Java John Z's sent you. Thanks.
Black Friday Shopping Spree Event, Event dates 11/8-11/29
Black Friday Shopping Spree Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Prizes: $1,000 {visa gift card, amazon gift certificate or select your favorite store}
Event dates: 11/8 - 11/29
Open Worldwide
Referral prize: $50 Amazon E-Code or Paypal Cash

DreamWorks Movie Bundle Giveaway

Once upon a time goes to the movies with this trio of DVDs up for grabs. Which is your favorite? Or do you love them all? To keep things interesting, all times are Mountain. You have until 10/20 to enter to win. Good luck.
Enter to win a trio of movies in the DreamWorks Movie Bundle Giveaway, ends 10/21.

The Top DreamWorks Characters to Watch This Halloween 
Monsters vs. Aliens, Shrek the Musical, Kung Fu Panda

Available on DVD October 15 

The approach of Halloween means that the weather is getting cooler and it’s the perfect time of year for family movie nights on the couch at home. All of the scary movies being shown on TV aren’t exactly family friendly, so as a parent you may be finding it difficult to come up with things to watch with your little ones. Luckily for you, DreamWorks is releasing three fantastic films on DVD this month! Below, you can find out more about the characters to be watching in these family-friendly titles this Halloween.

Costumes4Less Halloween Costume Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
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With Halloween just around the corner, I thought it was time to pick something up to wear before all the good stuff was gone. The folks over at were gracious enough to offer an item to review. I actually need two costumes this year, one for with my son and one a little more adult as work has something going on, too. I could have picked one costume that would work for both, but that wasn't in the cards this year.
Me in Hell Boy Mask
After checking out the selection of costumes available, I decided to go with a mask this year. That way, I don't have to wear the costume around the office the whole day and can just switch into it later in the day very easily. I'll have to figure out the rest of the outfit still, and make sure I wear a shirt where the bottom of the mask will be sure to go under. Some kind of a full length overcoat perhaps. How do you think I look here in my Hellboy 2 mask? Only complaint about the mask is the mouth isn't a full opening, so no snacking at the party. There is room for a straw though.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Top Ramen Top This! Giveaway

Top Ramen Top This! Giveaway
Here's a chance to win one of three iPad Minis, one of nine Amazon gift cards, or one of six Top Ramen gift baskets. Total prize value is over $2,800. Enter before 11/11/13, 9 am PST. Single entry, US only.

Free Tide Pod Samples

Free Tide Samples
Pickup some free Tide samples. Just signup to receive Lifescript emails.

Ergo Chef Introduces New Knife Line

Ergo Chef Introduces New Knife Line!
(Excellent Christmas Gift Idea !)
(Pre-Order Yours Now to Get in Time For Christmas)

Ergo Chef just launched their New website and the introduction of the Crimson G10 Knife Line. A special promotion is going on now , if you buy a new Crimson 8" Chef Knife get a 3.5" Paring Knife to first 100 purchases...check it out.

Naturepedic Waterproof Mattress Cover Giveaway

Do you have a mattress pad/cover on your bed? Here's a chance to pickup a really nice organic, waterproof one. You can replace your existing one or just add this one to your bed or even for your baby's crib. Check out the cotton flannel pad below. Ends 10/24.
Enter to win a Naturepedic Waterproof Mattress Cover. Ends 10/24.

Now this is your chance to win a NaturePedic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Cover for your very own.
Event Dates: October 10-24, 2013

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

With the government shutdown here in the US, what would happen if we stopped using physical dollars and paid for everything with electronic gift cards, PayPal, Bitcoins, and the like? Well, here's your chance to pay somewhere with an Amazon Gift Card (or get an item from your Kwickeye wish list.) 10/30 end date. US only entrants.
Welcome to this great giveaway from Kwickeye!
Enter the $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway, sponsored by Kwickeye. Ends 10/30.
Hosted by: Everything Mommyhood 
Sponsored by: Kwickeye
Also a special thanks to our co-hosts, A Spectacled Owl and Budget Earth, as well as the other great bloggers helping us spread the word about Kwickeye and this wonderful giveaway opportunity.

Coach Ashley Signature Carryall Bag Giveaway

We've been without a Coach bag giveaway for so long, I toyed with starting one myself... :) Here's your chance to win a ~$350 one, if you're in the US. Just enter before 11/17. Yes, this is a six-week giveaway. Good luck. Would love to see one of my readers win this.
Enter to win a Coach Ashley Signature Carryall Bag. Ends 11/17. US-only.

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Almondina Cookie Giveaway

I seem to like doing these food  giveaways. Would be nice to win one. Perhaps maybe if I was giving away a side of beef/bison, then I can win. Enough about me. For my readers, you have a chance to win some Almondina cookies. Check them out and enter by 11/4. Good luck.

Enter the Almondina Cookie Giveaway. Ends 12 am on 11/5

Along With:

Proudly Brings you the Almondina Cookie: 1- Winner will 
receive a Sampler Package with their top selling flavors

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Thomas and Friends: Santa's Little Engine Giveaway and Coloring Sheet

Enter to win the Thomas and Friends: Santa's Little Engine giveaway. Ends 10/30.
Hop aboard Santa’s Little Engine to spread Christmas cheer with this all-new holiday DVD! We just posted the announcement of the release of Santa's Little Engine. Now it is time to give one away. The giveaway runs until October 30th and is open to US only, 18+.
Thomas and Friends: Santa's Little Engine Coloring Sheet
Before the giveaway, here's a Santa's Little Engine coloring sheet. Just download the PDF for the little one and let them enjoy.

Thomas and Friends: Santa's Little Engine on DVD

Thomas and Friends: Santa's Little Engine
My wife thinks I'm nuts letting my son watch the new Thomas & Friends DVDs at his age. She really wants him to move on to something else. I guess I'm just not around when he watches the shows daily on Sprout or whatever network during the day, so I haven't seen them hundreds of times each.

Starting yesterday (October 8th), Thomas & Friends: Santa's Little Engine is available on DVD and is available for digital download and video on demand, from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. The Thomas & Friends®: Santa’s Little Engine DVD features five frosty and fun-filled episodes. Join Thomas, Percy, Gordon and all the other steam engines as they learn the true meaning of the holiday season.

Super Pingu on Demand

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Starting yesterday (October 8th), Super Pingu is available for digital download and video on demand, from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. See what icy antics Pingu and his friends are up to in this hilarious twelve episode collection! 
An award-winning global animation star, Pingu never lacks for fun and adventure, sharing good times, hilarious antics and his own “Penguinese” language with his family and friends, particularly little sister, Pinga and best friend, Robby the Seal. Come enjoy some ice surfing, help out with chores around the igloo or just sit back and take in the snow… er, show!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fireman Sam: Lights, Sirens, Action! on Demand

Fireman Sam: Light, Sirens, Action!
I swear, the people of Pontypandy seem like a sad bunch of people. If anything goes wrong, and I mean anything, they call Fireman Sam. Sometimes I wish they could help themselves, but then that wouldn't make for much of a TV show now would it?

Starting yesterday (October 8th), Fireman Sam: Lights, Sirens, Action! is available for digital download and video on demand, from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Your favorite hero Fireman Sam returns in an all-new exclusive digital release of Fireman Sam®: Lights, Sirens, Action!  Featuring six exciting episodes filled with action and adventure.

Switch & Go Dinos Giveaway

Welcome to our latest giveaway. We have a great, fun toy from VTech here up for grabs. It is one of those switcharoo toys, here changing from a dinosaur to a helicopter. US only entrants with an October 21st ending. Good luck.
Enter the Switch & Go Dinos Giveaway. Ends 10/21.

Sponsored by VTech

Hosted by

One lucky winner will win a

Read the full review here

Arby's Does Smokehouse Brisket Right

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Arby's for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
I'm a big fan of barbecue and it is rare to find decent fast food barbecue  Arby's might just have done it right with their new Smokehouse Brisket sandwich. Smoked for 13 hours, the sandwich is filled with smoked Gouda cheese, crispy onions, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, and, of course, the slow-smoked beef brisket, all on a toasted, bakery-style bun.

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Cody the Robosapien DVD has a $3 coupon here and some coffee creamer from Baileys at 75¢ off should do well if your store doubles.
$1.50 off one (1) LUBRIDERM product
$3.00 off Cody The Robosapien DVD or Blu-ray
$2.00 off NEUTROGENA Rapid Wrinkle Repair or Tone

Grace Unplugged Prize Pack Giveaway

To help promote the October 4 release of the movie Grace Unplugged, we're giving away a Grace Unplugged Prize Pack, including the book and movie soundtrack. The giveaway runs until October 17th and is open to US and Canadian residents.
Sometimes, chasing your dreams leads you right to where you belong! 
Having just turned 18, Grace Trey aspires to more than just singing at her church where her father, a former pop star, is the worship leader. So, with the help of Mossy, her dad's former manager, Grace records a cover version of her dad's old Top-10 hit, runs off to Los Angeles, and begins to taste the kind of stardom she's always dreamed about. 
Yet with each rung of the ladder she climbs, Grace feels more and more pressure to compromise her values, further straining her relationship with her parents. Will everything she experiences lead her to reject her faith… or rediscover it?

Monday, October 7, 2013

It's For The Dogs! Blogger Opp

We have a hundred twenty-five plus pound dog and finding appropriate dog giveaways isn't easy. They almost always target smaller breeds. Okay, you can forget about the almost, as I'm sure this is more appropriate for smaller breeds, too. If you're interested in promoting the November giveaway yourself, sign on.
It's for the Dog Blogger Opp. Sign-ups close Oct 31.
It's a giveaway event featuring prizes for your dog!
Brought to you by: Baby and the Chi's
We are so excited to offer this event! The prize is currently worth $100 and includes a Nina Ottosson puzzle toy, BioBag poo bags, Natural Dog Company snout soother balm, many many treats and food samples too!

Free Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag

Pickup a free Halloween Trick-or-Treat bag.
Pickup a free Halloween Trick-or-Treat bag when you sign up with York Photo. Upload, organize, and share your photos online.

Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

We have a bunch of gift card giveaways going on now and I thought I would add yet another one. With the holidays coming up, I'm sure we can all use some extra spending money for presents. Try your luck for a $50 Walmart GC. Giveaway ends 10/22. Good luck.
Enter to win a $50 Walmart GC. Ends 10/22.
Livin' The MOMMY Life, along with Del Monte would like to give all of you a chance to win a $50 Walmart Gift Card!
Check out Livin' The MOMMY Life's review on Del Monte Fruit Burst™ Squeezers HERE. It's a great snack for kids, and it's one of the many things you can find at Walmart!
and now for the GIVEAWAY....

Free Prilosec Sample

Here's a chance to pickup a free sample of Prilosec. Prilosec OTC® provides all-day, all-night protection against frequent heartburn. That's zero heartburn for 24 hours with just one pill a day.*

Halloween Candy Giveaway

Here's a giveaway where if you win, you can just give the whole basket to your kids and they won't even have to go out trick or treating. Of course, you can also give it away to your visitors, instead. Personally, I think I would eat most of this. This is US-only and you have until 10/20 to enter to win. That should leave enough time to receive package by end of month. Good luck.

Halloween Candy Giveaway

New Coupons 10/7 Logo
Suddenly I feel like pizza with three coupons for pizza today. Enjoy the new coupons.
$2.00 off 1 Nacho Bites or any Jose Ole snack item
$0.50 off TEMPTATIONS Cheezy Middles and Treats
$2.00 off any LISTERINE WHITENING Rinse

How to Add Embedded Tweets to Blog Posts

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Have something important to say related to a post that you really want retweeted or highlighted within the post? You can embed the original tweet in your blog post. Then people can click on the included reply, retweet, or favorite links.

To demonstrate, here's a recent tweet of mine for a giveaway that is ending on 10/15:

Tego Audio Giveaway

We have a giveaway here with two winners for a set of Tego Audio Cera Wireless Speakers. Enter by October 30th if you want to win the portable speakers. Check out the discount code below if you're interested in getting sooner vs. later. Good luck.
Enter the Tego Audio Cera Wireless Speakers Giveaway, Ends Oct 30
With music being such an incredibly important part of our society, it's crucial to be able to have great speakers! Between that and the incredibly mobile world we live in, Tego Audio has created the product you aren't going to want to miss!

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Hauck Heart 2 Heart Giveaway

Who wants to win a $150 baby doll set (that isn't from American Girl)? Take your chance before the end of October 21st, and this set can be all yours, provided your from the US or Canada. Can you win it? Good luck trying.
Enter the Hauck Heart 2 Heart Baby Doll Set Giveaway. Ends Oct 21st.
Welcome to the Hauck Heart 2 Heart giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Spit Up is the New Black!
Thrifty Nifty Mommy's daughter recently had the opportunity to review this baby doll set. You can click here to read her review.

This Hauck Heart2Heart Baby Doll Set comes with a stroller, car seat, high chair, swing, and bed. Everything your little girl needs for her dolls!

To find out more about Hauck and their line of toys, click here. Check them out on Facebook as well.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sew Crafty Blogger Opp

I actually used to sew but haven't tried to sew on a button in some time. Partially, this is because I don't have to wear dress shirts any more. Here's a free blogger opportunity with a $499 sewing machine prize. Sign up quickly if interested as only 20 takers. The event runs November 1-20. Do please come back if interested in winning the prize.

Sponsored by:
Hosted by: So Sew Mama

FREE blogger opportunity with paid options. 

Prize: The Janome DC2013 Sewing Machine
ARV $499