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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Emma Doll Giveaway

More toys available in our latest giveaway, though probably a little late for Christmas. Here we have a doll with her own multi-piece wardrobe all set. US-only. Runs until 12/21. Good luck.

Welcome to the CP Toy - Today's Girl Doll Giveaway

Sponsored by CP Toy
One LUCKY winner will receive an Emma 18″ Doll with 15 pc. Wardrobe valued at $59.99
Enter to win an Emma 18" Doll w/ 15 pc wardrobe. Ends 12/21.

Design a Custom Barbie Doll

Design a Custom Barbie Doll
Did you know that you can create a custom Barbie doll? Price is just $39.99 (or less).

Check out Barbie Styled By Me and design yours at Mattel Shop!

Zike Z100 Scooter Giveaway

I have no recollection of ever owning a scooter growing up. If I ever did, it certainly wasn't one that was worth $249. Here's your chance to own one for that 5-8 year old in your home. Giveaway ends 12/28. Too late for Christmas but still a worthy prize.
Welcome to the Zike Z100 Scooter Giveaway!
Sponsored By: Zike

Enter to win the Zike Z100 Scooter Giveaway. Ends 12/28. ARV $249
Zikee LLC is a revolutionary company that has a passion for creating the next generation of revolutionary human powered products! They have combined an innovative new scooter and bicycle creating their freestyle hybrid scooters. Their scooters are unlike any others on the whole planet. They hope to make a positive difference in people's lives by combining fun and fitness as well as environmentally friendly transportation. As you may know mainstream bikes have basically been the same for over 100 years, but with 27 patents pending, Zike has pioneered a radical rethink of these bikes. 

Read Mami's 3 Little Monkeys review here.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Win a $1,000 Simon Malls Shopping Spree

Sign up for the Simon Malls Mailing list
Signup for the Simon Malls mailing list and you'll be entered for a $1,000 shopping spree. You'll receive notification for upcoming events, sales notices, and exclusive offers.

Sweet Creations Cupcake Carrier Giveaway

Have you ever watched Cupcake Wars and saw the huge cupcake "tables" they create there for 1,000 cupcakes? Well, here's your chance to win one on a bit of a smaller scale. This one here can hold 24 cupcakes and runs until 12/20/13. Good luck.
Enter to win the Sweet Creations Cupcake Carrier Giveaway. Ends 12/20.

Thanks for stopping by to enter the Sweet Creations Cupcake/Cakepop Carrier. ARP $29.99 Giveaway.
Hosted by Mycouportiera & Imon Joy
Sponsored by
The Sweet Creations Cupcake/Cakepop Carrier can be found exclusively at Bed, Bath and Beyond. {Click Here to read the full Review}

You Can connect with Good Cook Online on Facebook. Twitter & Pinterest Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Enter to win 1 of 10 codes for a free photo from Ends 12/23.
Having just past the first anniversary here, one of the first giveaways I hosted last December was for Take a picture of your house/Christmas tree, add in Santa or Rudolph, and prove to your kids that Santa really did visit (last year's giveaway). Some of the poses are rather interesting.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Parental Controls and No Contract with Zact

I participated in a campaign for Dad Central Consulting on behalf of Zact. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Zact Logo

At what age is it appropriate to let your kid get their first mobile phone? My wife and I are dreading that day. With where mobile phones are going nowadays, you can do so much on them, and I don't want my kid doing most of them. The risks associated with mobile usage seem magnified with the younger crowd. Is a smartphone on your kids wish list this year?

I recently learned about Zact, a no contract nationwide mobile service, that has parental controls where you can easily limit the amount of text and data usage as well as set curfews, such as at meal and bedtimes. Are your kids asking for a smartphone this holiday season? If so, check out Zact Mobile and learn how their features help provide parents' peace of mind!

Holiday of Surprises Giveaway Week 1 Facebook Likes Page 2

Holiday of Surprises Giveaway Week 1 Co-Host Page

Make a LEGO Minifigure Holiday Card

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LEGO for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

The past few years, our Christmas cards have included a picture of our son with Santa at Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. This year, LEGO offers a fun alternative. You can create your own LEGO Minifigure Family holiday card / postcard.
The Zukowski Family

Northwest Pharmacy $100 Amex Gift Card Giveaway

A new year is about to start and what better time to take a better look at  your health. Thanks to the folks at Northwest Pharmacy, we have a $100 American Express Gift Card up for grabs. Enter before the end of year and start the new year off on the right foot.
Enter the $100 American Express  Gift Card Northwest Pharmacy Giveaway
We have two infographics exploring current health issues and the giveaway follows that. Northwest Pharmacy offers Meds for Pets and not just for people. Be sure to explore all they have to offer.

Sears, Kmart, or Lands End $500 Gift Cards Giveaway

Here's an interesting giveaway for some gift cards. Instead of one winner picked at the end, multiple winners will be picked out along the way. $500 worth in all. Ending by Christmas, or more specifically Christmas Eve is last entry date. Good luck.
Enter to win $500 worth of gift cards to Sears, Kmart, or Lands End. Ends 12/14.
Do you want to win some money to Sears, Kmart, or Lands End?

Are you wanting to get your Christmas Shopping done? We all know that this time of year it's a lot of fun to get the shopping done, but sometimes money can be tight. Why not enter for your chance to win.

The more you enter the more chances you have. The same form will be used for the rest of the month. Winners will be randomly picked to received gift cards.

Giant XLarge Royal Sack Giveaway

We have another giveaway here for a giant bean bag from King Beany. This one runs until 12/24 and is for US residents only. Our other active King Beany giveaway ends on 12/19 at 2 am. Good luck.
Enter the Giant XLarge Royal Sack Giveaway. Ends 12/24.
Giant XLarge Royal Sack Giveaway!!

Get Ready For an Awesome Giveaway Sponsored By King Beany and The Bean Bag Chair Outlet!!!
These giant bean bags are filled with shredded foam and made from the highest quality fabric! It features a safety patch system, where it covers the zipper opening to make it difficult for small children to open the bean bag! These Bean Bags are perfect for ages 8 and up, including adults, so even mama can use it!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Flips Audio Headphones Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Tech the Halls with Flips!
One of the hotter Christmas gifts this year seems to be stereo headphones. The price point seems just right (low end $100, high end hundreds) and for some reason the teen crowd just doesn't think the standard ear bud headphones are good enough audio quality. I recently had the chance to try out some Flips headphones from Flips Audio
Flips Audio Headphones
The Flips headphones retail for $120 so are at the low end of the price range for the product category. They offer hi def audio with comfortable memory foam padding. They'll work with any device that supports a 3.5 mm audio jack, which is the common jack for phones and tablets that are out there today. They also fold up tightly and fit in a great looking case, so are very portable.

Santa is Coming to Amazon Sweepstakes

Santa is Coming to Amazon Sweepstakes
You gotta love those Amazon gift card giveaways from Amazon. Here they are giving away $25,000 worth of gift cards. There will be four winners. I would gladly take any of the prizes. How about you?

Big Grips Giveaway

Our electronic devices have available all kinds of cases to either hold them up or protect the screens. Here's another option from Big Grips. Check out the review below from My Sweepstakes City and enter to win your own. Ends 12/25. Good luck.

My Sweepstakes City's

Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway 2013! 

Sponsored by....

A few days ago I received some products from Big Grips to review. The items I received included the Big Grips Frame (for iPads), the stand and the Big Grips Hipster case that is seen in the picture below. 

Nestlé Unique Stocking Stuffers Giveaway

This is one of those giveaways that I'd love to win. I have a sweet tooth and love candy, especially the non-chocolate kinds like NERDS. Interested in trying to win some candy? Here's your chance to enter before 12/18. Good luck.
Enter the Nestlé Unique Stocking Stuffers Giveaway. Ends 12/18.
Nestlé Crunch 1 lb. Candy Bar WONKA NERDS and FUN DIP Fantastical Fun Books WONKA SweeTARTS Tube-Filled Mini Candy Canes WONKA SweeTARTS Merry Mix

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Father's Day Giveaway with Yumms: Secret Word Page

YUMMS Collage111
The word of the day for the Father's Day Giveaway with Yumms giveaway is:

Nicole Lee Ellite Prism Tote Giveaway

I try not to do  fashion giveaways but for some reason I started doing bags and shoes and they've proved to be popular so I kept signing up to participate, even when they aren't giving away Coach bags. Here's your chance to pickup an $85 handbag from Nicole Lee. You have until 12 am on 12/24 to enter to win. US only I think.
Enter to win a Nicole Lee Handbag ARV $85 by 12/24 at midnight.
Welcome to the Nicole Lee Ellite Prism Tote Giveaway
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by Nicole Lee
Nicole Lee Handbags
About Nicole Lee USA
Nicole Lee, an LA based handbag company, had its first launch in 2004. Since then, the company has quickly emerged into the mainstream gaining never-ending recognition from magazine editor’s to Handbag 101 Pro’s. With unique designs and funky details, Nicole Lee has created a collection that is continuously pushing the envelope when it comes to hot fashion trends. “We believe fashion should be fun and refreshing.” Nicole Lee defines Fashion as: “An ever changing entity that is consistently incorporating cultural and social traits in its designs.” Created with Top quality fabric and detailed craftsmanship, Nicole Lee handbags are not shy on the shelves. With aggressive and fashion forward designs, Nicole lee aspires to take the world of handbags to a whole new level. This young and hyper-creative design team uses its inspiration of European runways, NY’s intense dynamic lifestyle and of course LA’s casual yet trendy street fashion to develop its unique and ground braking collection. Nicole Lee takes great pride in creating high-end contemporary bags for chic’s that know and appreciate fashion. You can find Nicole lee collection in thousands of fine boutique shops throughout the state and abroad such as London, Paris, Tokyo, Milan, Rome, Madrid and many more. With our loyal customers pledging overwhelming support, Nicole Lee is on a venture to take on the new era of handbags.

Holiday of Surprises Giveaway Week 1 Co-Host Page

Holiday of Surprises Giveaway Week 1 Co-Host Page

I'm Gonna Let it Shine Blogger Opp

The giveaways starting next year are starting to appear, looking for bloggers to help promote. Here's one for sunglasses as part of the M.O.O.N. group. The free link can be one of Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, BlogLovin, or Networked Blogs. Signup before the end of the year. Do please tell them Java John Z's sent you if you sign up.
Signup for the I'm Gonna Let it Shine Blogger Opp for sunglasses. Sign ups close 12/31.
A Pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses - Nalani or Maile Style
ARV $259
Hosted by:

Free Dirt Rider Magazine Subscription

Dirt Rider Magazine cover

Here's yet another free guy magazine subscriptions, Dirt Rider.

Dirt Rider delivers stories about how and where to ride and reviews of new equipment and motorcycles. Read about dirt bike tests, technical how-tos, race reports and product information with your complimentary one-year subscription.

Subscribe by December 11th.

Save $3.00 on Ameba TV - Smart Kids TV Streaming Service!

Ameba Smart Kids TV
We have here a FREE 2-week trial of Ameba’s award-winning programming for children ages 2 to 12. Plus receive your first month of Ameba Smart Kids TV for 99 cents. That’s a savings of $3.00 off the regular monthly subscription fee!

Offer code: AMEBATV99 Converse Shoes Giveaway

This giveaway started as Canada only, but as soon as it switched to US/Canada, I signed on. In the market for some new sneakers? Here's a chance to win not one but one of two pairs. This runs for a month until 1/7/14. Don't miss out on entering "later".
Enter to win one of two pairs of Converse shoes, up to $70 each. Giveaway ends 1/7/14.
Are you a shoe lover? Whether you are or not, everyone needs shoes. Shoe fashion changes constantly, but there are always brands that stick around, that includes Converse shoes. Popular with kids, teenagers, and adults alike, Converse originally designed the sneakers for basketball players and other athletes. As popularity grew, these stylish sneakers showed up on the feet of musicians, artists, skaters, and discerning individuals.

Today we are bringing you this exciting event sponsored by, and we are giving two of you a chance to win a pair of Converse shoes of your choice up to $70 value. Whether you need a pair for your kids or yourself, there are plenty of choices with a vast selection.

Monday, December 9, 2013

If Only for a Second

If only for a second book cover
I couldn't resist sharing this. I'm sure many of you have already seen the video (linked below) which has close to a million views. If not, here's your chance.

The "if only for a second" project is a collaboration of the Mimi Foundation with Leo Burnett France to help cancer patients forget about their cancer, if only for a second. Instead of a standard makeover, 20 patients got unique experiences, where the reveal was captured on film.
If only for a second Reveal

Free Shipping Day 2013

Free Shipping Day 2013
Free shipping day is something that started back in 2008. It indicated a day for both small and large retailers where they can offer free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. The official site for the day is, which includes a list of participating retailers. This year's lucky day is December 18th. Watch for deals that day to go along with the free shipping offers.

$500 Cash Giveaway

I do my best to find giveaway opportunities that are open beyond just the US and we have a doozie here. $500 USD Cash. Open WorldWide. Again, sponsored by a couple authors. Be sure to enter early and enter often. You don't want to miss out on this one. Good luck. With a 12/22, you may just get the cash by Christmas. Be sure to take advantage of the referral links.

Welcome to the $500 Cash Giveaway!

Enter the $500 Cash Giveaway. Open WorldWide. Ends 12/22.
Sponsored by Michael Phillip Cash and Carole P. Roman.Coordinated by Giveaway Promote.
Authors Michael Phillip Cash and Carole P. Roman have teamed up to offer readers everywhere the chance to win a great Christmas gift. One lucky reader will win $500 USD PayPal cash!

Fruiti Freeze Machine Giveaway

Our Viatek Christmas Giveaway offers a Fruiti Freeze as one of its items in the giveaway. That one ends on 12/15. Here's another chance to win one. This one ends when Santa arrives. US48 only. Good luck.
Fruiti Freeze Machine Giveaway
Enter to win a Fruiti Freeze Machine. Giveaway ends 12/24.

Along With

Proudly Presents to You The

New and Exciting Fruiti Freeze Machine!
by Viatek Consumer Products

1 - Winner Will Win Their Very Own Fruiti Freeze!

Happy 1st Anniversary: Java John Z's

Java John Z's
One year ago today (12/09/12) this blog started. Our first post was an intro to me. Our first giveaway was a 3-pack of boxer shorts (courtesy of BzzAgent). There were 314 entries in the giveaway.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab Blogger Opp

The iPad isn't the only tablet out there. Samsung is doing quite well with their Galaxy Tab. Here's a chance to signup for a giveaway coming next February. Pickup a free Twitter or Pinterest link with announcement post.
SIgnup for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Blogger Opportunity. Giveaway starts 2/28.
Sign up!!


Samsung - Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 - 16GB - White Value $399 plus one year insurance (total prize value $458)


-FREE Link with announcement (Twitter or Pinterest)

-Giveaway date:   Feb. 28 - March 21, 2014  (Closing Feb 19, 2014)

-Co-host $20.00
10 Links  (no google links)
2 Co-host pages

-Extra links $2.50 (no google links)up to 4 links

Send payment to

Zike Z100 Scooter Blogger Opp

Have you ever heard of a Zike Z100 Scooter? Well, it costs $249. Interested in helping promote the giveaway? You'll get two free links with the announcement post. Signup by 12/10 for this giveaway starting on 12/14.
Sign up for the Zike Z100 Scooter Bloger Opp. Event starts 12/14. Signup by 12/10.

Bloggers Wanted! 

Sponsored By: Zike

Prize: Zike Z100 Hybrid Freestyle Scooter ($249ARV)
Open to Cont. US residents
Dates: Dec. 14th - 28th

$150 Nike Gift Card Blogger Opp

Here we have a blogger opportunity for a Nike gift card. You'll get a free Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook link free with an announcement post. Signup by 12/11. Please tell them Java John Z's sent you if you sign up. Thanks.
Signup for a $150 Nike Gift Card Blogger Opp. Deadline of 12/11.
Prize: $150 Nike Gift Card or e-card
Hosted by:The Frugal Exerciser & Femme Fitale Fit Club
Tentative Dates: December 14 – December 31
Open World-wide
Deadline of Sign-ups: December 11

Requirements to Participate:
Get 1 Free link (Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest) with announcement post.
($5 fee without announcement post)
Additional links are $3 a piece.

Holiday of Surprises Week 9 Giveaway

It is time for our next week of the Holiday of Surprises giveaways. This one has a trio of prize packs available, offering Thomas Kinkade clock, Country Bob's sauces, and a few other things. This one runs until midnight on 12/22, so be sure to enter by the end of the 21st. Great prizes. Good luck.
Holiday of Surprises Giveaway Week #9
Enter to win the Holiday of Surprises Week #9 Giveaway. Ends 12/22.
Along With

Proudly Brings you Holiday Surprises Giveaway Week #9

Grand Prize Package:

1 - Thomas Kinkade 8" Spirit of Christmas Sound Clock
1 - $50 Bulu Box Gift Certificate
1 - Country Bob's Sauces Gift Box
1 - 50 Movie Sci-Fi Classics "Anniversary Edition" 12-Disk  DVD Set

Second & Third Place

1 - Thomas Kinkade 8" Spirit of Christmas Sound Clock

1 - Country Bob's Sauces Gift Box

Let's Take a look at the prizes: