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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Netflix: King Julien Does New Year's Eve

Netflix: King Julien Does New Year's Eve
Kid's want to stay up until midnight to see the ball drop? No problem. Go to bed early thanks to Netflix and King Julien. No need to hop onto the countdown of another time zone. Just pop onto Netflix and watch a three minute skit of our friend from DreamWorks' Madagascar. 

2015 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate

2015 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Slate
Fan of Disney movies? Check out their schedule of films coming out in 2015. Gee, I wonder where I'll be on December 18th.

Instagram Cube 2014 Memories Giveaway

Check out our latest giveaway. Great if you're a fan of Instagram. Actually, pretty useless if you're not. Two winners for continental US residents. Giveaway runs through 1/14. Good luck.
Enter the 2014 Memories Giveaway. Ends 1/14/15
***2 Winners***
ARV $150 ea.

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Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops Giveaway

Cough cough. Time to enter to win some Pine Bros. throat relief. Enter this US only giveaway that ends 1/13/15. Good luck.
Enter the Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops Giveaway. Ends 1/13.
Herman Pine, of Pine Bros. sold his first batch of what he called ‘Pine Brothers Glycerin Tablets.’ In an attempt to relieve his own sore throat. Mr. Pine, a former German confectionery maker, combined the soothing natural qualities of plant glycerin with the healing properties of gum acacia into one softish drop. By doing so, he discovered that he had created a product that could sooth and mitigate the mild discomfort of a sore throat. Add in some natural flavoring and sweetener and Pine Brothers Softish Throat Drops were born.

Free Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Google Play store is currently offering a digital download of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring for free for a limited time.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Indian Motorcycle Sturgis Giveaway

Indian Motorcycle Sturgis Giveaway
Enter to win a customized 2015 Indian Motorcycle and new Ford Truck with trailer. He or she who dies with the most toys, wins. Runs through August 1, 2015. Good luck.

Beatrix Girls Sleepover Giveaway

Beatrix girls giveaway anyone? Here's your chance to win an awesome prize pack for the right little girl. Certainly not for my son... Giveaway is US only and runs through 1/10/15. Good luck.

What child doesn't love a fun sleepover? Between the games, the popcorn, and the movies what’s not to love? Besides making music The Beatrix Girls are experts at sleepovers. Not only can we provide you with an awesome soundtrack to your rockin' sleepover but we can also supply the ultimate sleepover essentials.
Enter to win the Beatrix Girls Sleepover Prize Pack. Ends 1/10/15.
Rock in the New Year with The Beatrix Girls. Their toys and accessories are available at Toys 'R Us, Walmart & Amazon. The Beatrix Girls music is available on iTunes and Spotify. Be sure to check out all the Beatrix Girls have to offer and enter below for your chance to win an amazing prize pack.

Congrats to 2,000 Subscribers

Congrats to 2,000 Subscribers
In addition to reading our posts here on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and BlogLovin, you can also subscribe to our mailing list. Whenever there is something new posted on the blog, you'll get an email around 9 am ET with links to the new articles.

After running the blog for just over two years, we've just hit 2,000 subscribers. Welcome to all the new subscribers. We've had quite a few new subscribers since Christmas. Hopefully, you like what you see and stay around for awhile. If you don't like, there is an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. Please don't mark as spam.

Riunite Big Game Sweepstakes

Enter the Riunite Big Game Sweepstakes. Ends 12/31
You have a couple more days left to enter to win transportation and tickets to the Super Bowl from Riunite. Tickets are upper deck end zone, but I wouldn't complain if I won.

Ignite Your Senses Blogger Opp

I'm currently hunting for sponsors for our next blogger opportunity. We hope to have prizes for each of the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Want to see a particular sponsor's prize? Let me know and we can try. Last year's event had over $2,500 in prizes.
Sign up by 2/3 for the Ignite Your Senses blogger opp.
Prize Packages TBA (by 2/3):
Prizes will all focus on the five senses (Taste, Touch, Sight, Smell, and Hearing)!!!
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Sign-ups close 2/5
Click HERE to sign up and for more html info.
M.O.O.N. has now added several perks/discounts for frequent participation in our events but you must be a member of our Facebook group to be eligible.  Please visit the M.O.O.N. group if you are a blogger and would like more information regarding these perks and other group events.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Monterey $100 American Express Giveaway

Here's a chance to win a $100 American Express gift card from Monterey Boats. Giveaway runs through the 20th or 21st of January. Good luck.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Valentine Event Blogger Opp US/Canada

Sign up for the Valentine Event Blogger Opp US/Canada. Sign ups close 1/10.
We are now opening up the sign ups for the Hearts Afire Valentines Event! This event will be sponsored by 9th & Elm along with a few other sponsors. Sign ups close Jan 10 event will begin Jan 21st and end Feb 9th in order to allow companies time to send out packages to arrive prior to Valentines day. 

I'll add the list of prizes once they are finalized. 

FREE TWITTER LINK: Please leave ONLY your Twitter Handle below ie: SedonaRaye1.

Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram links are $2.50 Each.

Host a follow page- $6 -this increases traffic to your blog since the entrants have to go to your blog to enter this portion of the contest. Limited number available- 1st come 1 served.

Co Host this event- $15  - You will get all 5 social media links, comment on/like any Facebook status, comment on any non giveaway blog post as well as subscribe to your blog.

Send payments for extra links etc. to  (don't forget the "s" between Dixieland and Deals. :) 

Inateck Card Reader+HUB Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Inateck Card Reader+HUB Review
I recently had the chance to try out a new cool gadget from inateck. It's a card reader / hub for your USB-OTG (on the go) compliant phone/tablet. The HUB part includes three USB 2.0 compliant ports, allowing you to connect a keyboard, mouse, and/or full-size thumb-drive, among many other devices. The card reader side includes an SD card / Micro SD slot and an M2 card / MS card slot.

Cooking with Frank's RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce Cookbook Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Cooking with Frank's RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce Cookbook Review
This is my first cookbook from Ms. Rappaport. Apparently, she's very prolific in the cookbook arena. It is important to point out that these are not the official recipes from Frank's, but the author's alternatives to them. I'm a big fan of the heat from Frank's RedHot sauce and I'm never sure what to do with it besides just add some after the cooking for flavoring, or just for dipping. Now I have more alternatives. If only the rest of the family liked things so hot.

Whole Heart & Home Visa Giveaway

Enter the Whole Heart & Home Visa Giveaway, ends 12/31/14
Enter to win one of two $200 Visa gift cards. Giveaway runs through 12/31/14. Open to US and CA residents.

Pomchies Giveaway

Pomchies Giveaway. Ends 12/31/14

Have you ever heard of Pomchies? Me neither, but here's your chance to win some of these scraps put to good use as a fashion accessory. The giveaway supposedly ends on 12/31/14. However, it supposedly won't end until there are 1,500 entries so it might be a few more days before that happens. Clueless on how that will work out. Take a chance and win. Not many entries so far.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Brewie Home Brewer Indiegogo Campaign

Yesterday, we highlighted the Poieo3D Printer Kickstarter campaign. They are highly unlikely to hit their goal, however much I'd like it to. Today, we highlight the Brewie campaign over at Indiegogo, another crowd funding site. They're creating a self-contained home brewer. Just add ingredients, push a few buttons, and out comes some beer. They're in a completely different situation. They've already hit their goal, have introduced some new perks, and still have another month to go to hit a stretch goal they've added.

24Hour Fitness: Free Pass

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24Hour Fitness: Free Pass
Get started with your New Year's resolution early. Print your free pass to get started at 24 Hour Fitness.

Waterproof Seat Cover for Pets Giveaway

Here we have an interesting giveaway for the family with a traveling pet. Where to put the kids, I'm not sure, but the dog will certainly be happy. Want to win it? Just enter through 1/9. Continental US only. Good luck.
Enter the Waterproof Seat Cover for Pets Giveaway. Ends 1/9/15.

Sponsored by: Solvit Products

Hosted by: What The Buzz Is All About

Protect your car with the waterproof car hammock from Solvit. This waterproof hammock provides protection to your backseat and floorboards while being comfortable to your furry friend. It's machine washable and has pockets for extra storage. Solvit is giving away one of these waterproof hammocks to one lucky reader on January 9, 2014! To enter please use the Giveaway Tools application below.
This giveaway is open to residents of the continental United States ages 18 and older. The giveaway will end on January 9, 2014 at 11:59 EST and winner will be contacted by email within 24 hours of giveaway closing. Prize is valued at $26.60.

Spend Those Gift Cards on Winning Moves Games

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Spend Those Gift Cards on Winning Moves Games
The folks over at Winning Moves sent over some more games to review/highlight. I've worked with them in the past and reviewed them before (Winning Moves Games Review and Giveaway et al.). With all those gift cards from the holidays, it seemed a good time to revisit them.

We have a soon-to-be eight year old in the family. He's finally/slowly getting into playing board games. He was good with Trouble in the past, but he's just getting the hang of games like Battleship and Life. He still is a bit of a sore loser, but he's learning he can't always win, and when he does, he can't be in your face about it and be a spoiled winner.

New Year, New Tablet Giveaway

New year starting soon. Here's to a great 2014 and a better 2015 when you win the iPad tablet we're giving away here. The giveaway is open WORLDWIDE. You get the cash equivalent outside states. Enter through 1/11. You don't want to miss out on this.
Enter the New Year, New Tablet Giveaway. Ends 1/11

Welcome to the

New Year, New Tablet Sweepstakes

Organized by Budget Earth

  While it may seem hard to believe, 2015 is nearly here! Like all of you, we are working hard to say our goodbyes to 2014 and doing what we can to make sure that 2015 is going to be the best year possible! Knowing that many of our readers have had both good and bad times this year, like all of us, we decided to say farewell to 2014 and hello to 2015 with a fun tablet giveaway!

Before I go further, please give a special thanks to all the bloggers in this giveaway. Each of us contributed money to pay for this prize - to make sure we could help one of our readers start 2015 right. One very lucky reader will win a brand new 16 GB iPad Mini! Those who live outside the United States will receive the cash equivalent in US dollars. To learn more, make sure to read the rules below and then enter through the Rafflecopter!

The NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop Giveaway

Let's get cooking with our latest party starter, a NuWave induction cooktop. Great for the holiday overflow when you just need another burner, or for that single burner situation. Giveaway is continental US only and runs through 1/25.

The NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop Giveaway ($99 ARV)

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Check out the Detailed Info from Nu Wave Below:
The NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop (PIC2) as seen on TV offers precise temperature control, adjustable in 10-degree increments. With a minimum temperature setting of 100F and an upper limit of 575F (Sear), the NuWave PIC2 offers a wider temperature range than competitor models. This permits the appliance to act as more than just a cooktop. The NuWave PIC2 does the thinking for you. It offers state-of-the art programming technology with 100 hours of memory that allow you to prepare complex recipes with ease. A "Delay" function allows you to initiate cooking when it's most convenient for you, including an automatic shutoff function when cooking time is completed. The NuWave PIC2 was engineered with a circular design scheme, doing away with excess space that serves no cooking function. The PIC2's round design also echoes the traditional feel of an intimate gathering place like the kitchen or dining room table. Mealtime is about community and the PIC2 was designed with that idea in mind. Despite its portability and compact size, the NuWave PIC2 offers a large cooking area, measuring 9 inches in diameter. In this case, bigger is better, with the PIC2 allowing for greater diversity in cooking vessels and portion sizes.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Free Frozen Soundtrack

Free Frozen Soundtrack
The Google Play Store is currently offering the Frozen soundtrack for free. Download it and enjoy the familiar songs from the movie.

Poieo3D Printer Kickstarter

Looking for that next affordable 3D family printer? Poieo 3D is trying to make it with a Kickstarter campaign that ends next week. They're trying to raise $100,000 CAD (approximately $86,118 USD) and are only about 1/8th of the way there. That's just over 150 printers and lots of filament they want sold, and they've only sold 17 so far.

Use Your Gift Cards for Jabra Headphones at Best Buy

Use Your Gift Cards for Jabra Headphones at Best Buy
Are you planning on having a New Year's resolution to get more fit or lose some weight? There are lots of gizmos around to help you track your workout. I have a few, though my wife keeps confiscating them for herself. I love the latest that add capturing biometrics to the mix. Check out the Jabra on for one such device.

Take training to the next level and get the ultimate wireless workout with Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless, new earbuds. Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless is an all-in-one training solution that combines an in-ear biometric heart rate monitor, immersive Dolby® Digital sound and real-time voice coaching. It’s US Military grade durability certifications will inspire runners, cyclists, and exercisers of all types to beat their best performance.

How to Help Your Children Remember the Neediest During this Busy Holiday Season

Talking about Childhood Hunger Creates
Teachable Moments Between Parents & Children
How to Help Your Children Remember the  Neediest During this Busy Holiday Season
Bowl by Junior Libby
It's that time of year when we try not to forget the neediest. Author Lois Brandt guest posts about how to talk to the kids about it. Her book Maddi's Fridge presents a respectful approach to the situation.

Knowing when to talk to your children about serious problems they may face sooner rather than later can be difficult for parents.

While burdening a child with a complex issue at too early of an age may frighten or confuse them, it’s important to ensure they’re prepared for what they most certainly will be exposed to, says former Peace Corps volunteer and children’s author Lois Brandt.

“When I was a young girl, I opened my best friend’s refrigerator and discovered that her family had no food,” Brandt says. “I didn’t know what to do as a child facing this horrible issue. I didn’t know how to help my friend.”

Twenty percent of American children – one of every five -- live in households that struggle to afford food, according to a 2012 report from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Chances are that your child will have classmates whose families are struggling to put food on the table. 

“Children follow where parents lead. Talking to your children about hunger shows them your empathy for others; it prepares them for the moment they may encounter hunger among their friends or classmates, and it assures them that they can talk to their parents about this problem,” says Brandt, author of “Maddi’s Fridge,” (, a colorfully illustrated children’s picture book inspired by Brandt’s experience with her childhood friend.

She offers tips on how to talk to children about the widespread problem of child hunger.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Let There Be Man Socks Review and Giveaway

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Enter the Let There Be Man Socks Review and Giveaway. Ends 1/10.
I've participated in lots of giveaways for Man Socks recently. I thought it was time to post my own review and giveaway of the socks. Have you seen / heard about these before? They are some styling socks for the man of the house. Think loud.
When I'm not wearing my white cotton crew socks, I'm typically wearing plain, single color socks, whether blue or black or some tans, too. My wife recently got me some with striped ones, but most are boring socks that look pretty plain. I never really thought of myself as boring, but my socks certainly are.

Gymboree Big Red Balloon Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 75% off

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The post Christmas sales are starting. Gymboree is running their Semi-Annual Big Red Balloon sale where you can save up to 75% off select styles. No code required. While supplies last.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness Review and Giveaway

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Read the review and enter to win 1 of 3 copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness. Giveaway ends 1/11
In case you can't tell from all the Chicken Soup for the Soul books highlighted here, I'm a Chicken Soup for the Soul blogger. They send me lots of books and I share my experiences with them, frequently giving away copies, too, like today where you can win one of three copies. At times, I feel each review is almost the same as the last, as the books have a common template. 101 stories about a common subject broken up across ten chapters with an intro by someone famous. Sometimes, the books hit closer to home with their theme, like a dog book. Other times, not so much, but I still enjoy reading the stories. Give me a cat book and I probably wouldn't even pick it up.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

CooKoo Watch & Accessories Blogger Opp

With Christmas just about upon us that doesn't mean new giveaways will stop. So, here's one that you can sign up for that starts in January. Post this announcement and get two free links. Come back starting 1/2 if you're interested in winning.

Blogger Opp ~ CooKoo Connected 2 Watch, 4 Pack Alternative Straps, iPhone Case Giveaway ($210 ARV)

CooKoo Connected WatchDeliciously Savvy is giving away a CooKoo Connected Watch valued at ($130 ARV) as well as the 4 pack of alternative replacement bands ($50 ARV)! Plus a LostDog iPhone Cover ($30 ARV)! Total Value ($210)
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1 Lucky Winner Will Receive Everything Pictured Above!

Now, I need your help promoting! What a great way to start off the new year!

Sign Ups Close 12/31
Giveaway Dates: 1/02 12AM EST through 2/01 12AM EST

Make Money Off Your Car

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Here's an interesting way to make some cash while essentially doing nothing. Rent your car to your friends and neighbors with RelayRides! Think AirBnb for Cars! You can either rent from your driveway, offer delivery, or park it at the airport and earn whether it is rented or not.

Or, in need of a car? Instead of using the regular car rental companies, check out what's available with RelayRides. Choose your city or airport, select the car of your dreams and hit the road. 

Intocircuit PowerMini 3000 Power Bank Review

Intocircuit PowerMini 3000 Power Bank Review
Looking to score a lightweight battery backup for your phone? Be sure to check out the PowerMini 3000 PowerBank from Intocircuit if you want one that is lightweight and compact. For just $16.99, on sale from $35.99, you get peace of mind that you won't run out of power when you're out and about running errands.

Mia Mariu Holiday Ready Giveaway

Just need to say one thing here, $1,000. Yes, $1,000 worth of prizes up for grabs here in the form of 4 $250 gift certificates. Don't miss out on this one. You have through 1/13 to enter to win. Good luck.
Enter the Mia Mariu Holiday Ready Giveaway. Ends 1/13
When looking for quality skin care and makeup, Mia Mariu is one of the top quality brands around. As Mia Mariu continues to grow in popularity, their product line has expanded to include not only skincare, but a full line of makeup, vitamins and even fragrances. For the woman on the go, a minimal but effective skin care and makeup routine is a must. Mia Mariu provides both in quality products to meet your needs.

Their skin care line includes top of the line cleansers, toners and moisturizers. Their Hydrating Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 30 is a must have to protect and nourish your skin. After you cleanse using their Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser, adding moisture back to your skin is a must. The most important part of any beauty routine is keeping your skin safe from the sun, this moisturizer offers SPF 30 while being light weight enough to leave your skin feeling refreshed instead of oily.

Rumidifier Winter Warmer Giveaway

Welcome to our next giveaway. We have four prizes in this one. Check out the eco humidifier and the other prizes. US entrants. Giveaway extended 1/9. to the 17th.
Enter the Rumidifier Winter Warmer Giveaway. Ends 1/17
Giveaway- Winter Warmer Giveaway Four Prizes

Kawartha Lakes Mums - Rumidifier Winter Warmer Giveaway!

Winter Warmer Savings! Kawartha Lakes Mums,  Rumidifier,  Sarita BabyThe Contest Queen and some great bloggers are bringing you a Fab WinterWarmer Giveaway with FOUR Winners! This Rumidifier Winter Warmer Giveaway is open to Canada including Quebec and USA where permitted by law and ends January 17, 2015.
FTC Disclosure: Kawartha Lakes Mums received a Rumidifier to reveiw for this giveaway no bloggers have been compensated for their participation. They are just Fab folks! Questions? Contact klakesmums AT gmail DOT com
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