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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Red Cup Living Giveaway

Now, everyone shouldn't break out in song all at once here. We have a giveaway here for 4 cups from Red Cup Living. Great reusable item for the green consumer. US residents have until 2/15 to enter to win. Good luck.

Welcome to the Red Cup Living Giveaway

Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways

Sponsored by: Red Cup Living

Enter the Red Cup Living Giveaway. Ends 2/15.

Red Cup Living's reusable red cups come in different sizes and designs. From a 32 oz. big cup to wine cups and even Each of their cups are made of ABS high quality plastic, double walled, break-resistant (you can drop them over and over again and they won't break), BPA and phthalates free–NO CHEMICALS HERE! They are even recyclable – but keep in mind they will last forever so you never have to buy those wasteful disposable red cups again.

Facebook Image Dimensions

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I ran across this Infographic and thought it was helpful to show what sizes images within Facebook show at. When using images for your posts, take a look for what sizes work to use for best results. Beer Shirt Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Enter to win a Keep Calm and Drink Beer T-Shirt. Ends 2/22/14
I haven't reviewed any t-shirts in some time and this is the start of a few different ones being reviewed. Do you (or your older kids?) like wearing beer shirts, liquor shirts, or party shirts? You need to check out what has to offer. I received their Keep Calm and Drink Beer shirt to review and you can win your own, too.

Big Pet's Blogger Opp

Do you like to help promote giveaways with multiple prizes or ones for pets? If so, help promote this giveaway and grab a free Twitter or Pinterest link with announcement post. The prize pack keeps growing and is already over $300.
Hosted by: All About My Deals
Looking for Bloggers to help actively promote this Big Pet's Giveaway!
Sign up for the Big Pet's Blogger Opp. Event starts 2/7.
Requirements: Agree to actively promote 3/wk on your social media sites.
Date: 2/7 to 2/28
Free Link Choices: Twitter/Pinterest
Paid Link choices and costs:
  • $2 ea. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube subscribe 
  • $3 each for everything else 

STRIDER Balance Bike Giveaway

I always thought bike should have pedals. Here's the chance for you to win one without. Supposedly, it helps younger kids ride sooner. The thing costs $109 and comes in your choice of colors. Have kids a little older than 5 and like to ski? Consider putting a ski on the balance bike as another usage option.
Enter to win the Strider Balance Bike Giveaway. Ends 1/14

Spin on in and find your balance with our STRIDER Bike giveaway!

Organized by: Tyrneathem
Sponsored by: STRIDER Balance Bikes
Dates: February 1 to 14, 2014
Eligibility: US residents age 18+ only.
If your toddler can walk, a STRIDER will get your toddler cruising over dirt, grass, and pavement with ease. Designed to be steady, stable, and safe, the STRIDER ST-4 bike is perfect for children from 18 months to 5 years old.

Kids Volume Limiting Headphones Giveaway

Beware the ruptured eardrum when you enter to win the volume limiting headphones. US only in this giveaway that ends 2/12. Your choice of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for boys or Hello Kitty or My Little Pony for girls. Good luck.
Enter the Kids Volume Limiting Headphones Giveaway. Ends 2/12.
These headphones feature sound isolation that helps clarify audio, a ferrite magnet that reinforces sound, and large, full-range drivers that deliver powerful audio, along with a built-in volume limiter to protect children's hearing.

Hershey’s Valentine’s Day Prize Pack Giveaway

Interested in winning a Hershey's prize pack? You wont get it in time for Valentine's Day but you should know if you win in times. US residents have until 2/12 to enter to win, win, win. Good luck.
Enter the Hershey’s Valentine’s Day Prize Pack Giveaway. Ends 2/12
Prize: Hershey's Valentine's Prize Pack
Dates: 2/1-2/12
Open to: US Residents 18+

Keurig V700 Brewing System Giveaway

In the market for a new single cup coffee maker? Here's your chance to grab a new Keurig for just such a need. The V700 model goes for $149 and comes with a bonus variety pack. Continental US residents have until 2/21 to enter to win.
Enter the Keurig V700 Brewing System Giveaway. Ends 2/21.

Hosted by:

Co-Hosted by:

One lucky winner will win 

Keurig Vue V700 Brewing System Value $149 and a bonus pack

You Deserve It Valentine's Giveaway

Here's a chance to pamper yourself with some goodies for Valentine's Day or to gift them to a BFF. Take a look at the different offerings and if you see something you like, here's your chance to win one of four prizes Good luck.

Welcome to the You Deserve It Valentine’s Giveaway!
Enter the You Deserve It Valentines Event Feb 1 to 14
Hey ladies!  Valentine's Day is right around the corner and sometimes, we have to stop the "dropping hints" act with our significant others and just take care of ourselves!  That is right - with this giveaway event, we want you to realize that YOU DESERVE IT!  So we are bringing you so fabulous and fun prizes to win!  (Men, if you are reading this - take note, these are fabulous gift ideas for your special someone if you need some hints!)
Prizes include (links will take you to the reviews that Krista from Savory Savings and Gloriously Green Gal shared!):

Ryobi Airstrike Stapler Kit Giveaway

We're a big fan of Ryobi in this household and have been members of Ryobi Nation for some time. Do you need to upgrade your toolbox? Here's a chance to grab a nice Stapler Kit and charger. Open to US and Canadian residents. You have until end of day on 2/20 to enter to win. Good luck.
Enter the Ryobi Airstrike Stapler Kit Giveaway. Ends 2/21.

(Along With a Group of Great Blogs Shown Below)

Proudly brings to you the

Ryobi 18 volt Cordless Airstrike Stapler Kit

One Lucky Winner will receive the following

I have been given the honor to review and hold a giveaway with the new Ryobi
Airstrike Stapler described simply in one word "amazing". No more struggling 
  with using those heavy manual staplers or staples that require you to tug around a
heavy extension cord, noisy compressors, bulky hoses or very expensive gas 
cartridges The Airstrike is powered by a 18 volt  One + Lithium-Ion Battery
that provides you with up to 20% more run time and is 45% lighter in weight
that standard batteries. This prize package includes one of the 18 volt Lithium
the Lithium-Ion battery within just 30 minutes. The Airstrike Staples comes
with a power meter that will tell you if you battery is getting to hot or low on

$30 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

We have a giveaway promoting the release of a book where the prize is an ol' reliable Amazon gift card. $30 this time. Two weeks to enter. Be sure to enter before 2/15. Good luck.
Enter to win the $30 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. Ends 2/15.
Do you want to learn how to make money online? Are you seeking new and interesting ways to bring in some extra money while you're at home? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, Write From Home is the book for you. In this Kindle exclusive eBook, you'll find everything that you need to know to get started writing from home. If that's not enough, check out the author's freelancing class on Udemy. Write Fast, Write Now: How to Become a Freelance Writer will show you everything that you need to know to become a freelance writer. This class normally costs $99, but enroll today using promo code BLOGGER to take it for just $20!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Pogo Pass Giveaway

I've been looking at doing some more regional giveaways, and not just to the Boston area. If you happen to be in the Phoenix, Arizona area, this giveaway is for you. Read on and enter to win if you're located there and let me know your thoughts on localizing the giveaways. Should I stick to just Boston area? Two winners.
Enter to win 1 of 2 Pogo Passes for Phoenix area attractions. Ends 2/15.

 Welcome to the Pogo Pass Giveaway
 Sponsored by Pogo Pass

Build Your Own Locket Giveaway

We have one giveaway for a PicturesOnGold locket ending on 2/3. Here's a second chance to win your own locket. Retail value $249. This one runs until 2/14. US only folks. Good luck. is a unique jewelry store that allows you to take your own pictures, upload them, and have them engraved on jewelry! There are so many ways to personalize your piece. You can choose black and white, color, you can have words engraved, or even add clip art or a birthstone.

Enter to win the Build Your Own Locket Giveaway. Ends 2/14

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Write Your Own Love Story Giveaway

To go along with my review of, here's your chance to win your own custom romance novel. The $50 gift certificate should get you a free softcover book. If you want your picture on the cover or a hardcover, you'll need to add a little more. Ends on Valentine's Day.
Enter to win the Write Your Own Love Story Giveaway. Ends 2/14.
3 Winners - $50 Gift Certificate
Hosted by:

The Magic of March Blogger Opp

Randi over at A Lucky Ladybug has been busy. Here's another blogger opportunity. This time for what looks like a fun fort construction kit worth $250. Should be a fun prize for your readers to try to win.
Sign up for The Magic of March Blogger Opp for a fort construction kit. Signup by 2/25.
ARV $250
Hosted by:

Sack o' Gold Blogger Opp

Our next M.O.O.N. event is accepting bloggers. The prize will be a sack of gold.... well, sack of beans. Gold would have been better. Silver even would have been better... Sign up and get a free link if you're part of the MOON group. If not, join the group and get a free link. Or... just pay $1 for the first link. Signups close 2/28. Come back in March if you want to win.
Sign up for the Sack o' Gold blogger opp. Signups close 2/28.
Comfy Sack
Children's Sack
ARV $150
Hosted by:

Disney's FROZEN Sing-Along Clip

Disney Frozen - Sing-a-long
Are you a fan of the Golden-Globe winning adventure Frozen? Starting this Friday, January 31st, you can go to the theatre and sing along. Lyrics will be shown on screen and a magical bouncing snowflake will show you your place.

A House Built on Love Blogger Opp

Here's an interesting blogger opportunity coming up. It appears to be multiple giveaways spread across multiple months to celebrate the host becoming foster parents. Congrats to them. Signup and grab a free Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Bloglovin link. Event starts in March so come back then to win prizes ranging in value from $25 - $350.

Blogger Opp

- "A House Built On Love" Giveaway Event -

Lauren Paints | a beautiful life is hosting
SEVERAL Giveaways in March + April
to celebrate their upcoming Foster Care Journey!
This will be a series of giveaways, one per week...
Each one hosted by an AMAZING sponsor!
{Currently ranging in value from $25-$350!!}
If you are a company wanting to join in on the fun,
please contact me at
This is a free {and paid}blogger event!

Get a Free Pedometer

Did you set a New Year's exercise goal to walk more? Here's a chance to pick up a free pedometer to help measure how far you're now walking.

Limited quantities. They ask for responses by February 4th. Review

Have you ever wanted to be the star of your own personalized romance novel? This isn't a personal desire for myself, but is the perfect gift for a friend of mine who you can almost never find without a book in some form in her hands. I recently had the opportunity to try out the process thanks to being offered a review copy from All this in relation to an upcoming giveaway with the M.O.O.N. group (giveaway link not live until 1/31). Customized Book Process Review offers just such an option. Imagine Mad Libs, but when you're done, you have a whole newly printed book in your hands. That's basically what YourNovel offers. 

The whole ordering process is actually quite simple. You start by picking which storyline you want. They offer about fifty to choose from, including themes of cruising Alaska, flying off to the tropics, or living the vampire life, among many others. After picking the storyline, you get to personalize it. That part involves the Mad Libs-style input, where you provide them with your name age, favorite radio station, type of car you drive, and local airport among many others. There are about 20-30 questions in total to answer. The end result is text similar to the following: 

Healthy Smiles Giveaway

Do you like to power away on your teeth instead of using an old fashion toothbrush? Is it time to throw away that old power toothbrush you've been using for eons and get a new, better one? Or do you just want to switch from the manual variety? Well, enter in the giveaway here before 2/10 for just such a chance. US only. The testimonial directly below the image is from the giveaway host, not myself. I don't have a husband... :)
Enter to win an Oral-B Power Toothbrush in the Healthy Smiles Giveaway. Ends 2/10.
Of the last several Dentist trips I have been to for myself and my family, we have been told to use a power toothbrush. We moved 80 miles away this summer and had to switch dentists and with my old Dentist and the new one, we have all been told this in my family. That got me thinking that perhaps these $30-$60 power toothbrushes really must be money well spent. I received one for Christmas and what a difference it made! I cannot believe I felt my teeth were actually clean using a manual brush compared to how they feel using a power brush. My husband had toothbrush envy for me and the Oral-B sends us the Deep Sweep 1000 Power Toothbrush! My husband has been using it and agrees with me-we actually thought are teeth were clean with a manual brush! The first time you use one, you will love the texture of your deep-clean teeth. I am a true believer at the better effectiveness having switched to a power toothbrush. I have begun battling the beginning of gingivitis and have reversed it greatly now that I use a power brush. My husband has the same exact results with his POral-B Deep Sweep 1000!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway

We bring you today a giveaway for a $30 gift card to Starbucks, thanks to Check them out and see what has to say. They are the "I" in the paragraph below. Enter before 2/28 for your chance to win and remember life happens over coffee.

Social sites are popping up left and right, some are good and some are bad, and some are good enough to really make the cut. The ones that get to stick around are the ones that offer something unique to their users. For example allows the user to achieve different aspects of the site; they may create posts pertaining to only special memories or create posts to keep their life straight and remember those important dates. By adding friends and family they are then allowed to share these memories and also learn of their friends and family’s memories as well. There are several different ways that the site itself can be used and to me that’s what completely makes it more unique than others. Because of this, I personally believe that we could all benefit from in one way or another.
When was that again?

Slowing Down LinkedIn Emails

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I just posted about how to disable sending other people notifications of your updates. But there is another side of the equation. How do you stop getting so many emails from LinkedIn. There are multiple approaches to this, depending upon what exactly you are looking for.

Bonefish Grill $50 Gift Card Giveaway

I  never knew there was one of these in the Boston area, Burlington to be exact. I might have to give this place a try. Check their list of locations to see if there is one in your area, and if so, enter below to win a $50 gift certificate.
Enter the Bonefish Grill $50 Gift Card Giveaway. Ends 2/8.  
Valentine's Day is right around the corner and to celebrate Bonefish Grill has a new Prix Fixe (fixed price) menu for you and your significant other to enjoy.
Available Tuesday, February 11 through Monday, February 17, dinner for two is available for $29.90 per person and includes the delectable favorite Steak and Lobster Duet as well as a House or Caesar salad per guest and one brownie dessert to share.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Fall in Love Fairy Tale Style Giveaway

No, I don't play with dolls. For some reason, I started signing up to help promote the doll giveaways early on. Originally just the American Girl dolls I think. I guess I've branched beyond those as they seem to be popular. If you want to win, you continental US based and you have until 2/11 to enter to win. Good luck.
Enter the Fall in Love Fairy Tale Style Giveaway. Ends 2/11
Disney Princess Beauty and the Beast Exclusive Limited Edition Doll Figure Belle
Hosted by:

Velcro Leash/Harness Reflectors Giveaway

This is a sponsored post from with my unbiased thoughts.
I've run across a couple of pet products to share recently. Here's the first. This is just a giveaway. I received no products to review. Up for grabs is a 3-pack of velcro leash/harness reflectors. They are the latest in pet walking safety. Made in the USA, these 2-sided reflectors are supposedly made from the exact same reflective material used on school buses. They are weatherproof, shatterproof, ultra-lightweight, and easy to use. Simply peel one open and wrap it around any strap. The manufacturer claims that they are "great for horses & people too!"

STRIDER Bike Blogger Opp

I always thought bikes had pedals, but for this thing, you can even get a ski and your kid will have lots of fun in the snow. It is a blogger opportunity, free for those with 5,000+ Facebook Fans. Free link to one of the big three Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter. Signup soon and please tell them Java John Z's sent you. Want to win? Come back next month to enter. See you then.

Sign up for the Strider Bike Blogger Opp. Event starts 2/1.

STRIDER Balance Bike Giveaway ~ Blogger Sign-Ups!

Hosted by: Tyrneathem
Sponsored by: STRIDER Balance Bikes
Dates: February 1 to 14, 2014
Eligibility: US residents age 18+ only.
If your toddler can walk, a STRIDER will get your toddler cruising over dirt, grass, and pavement with ease. Designed to be steady, stable, and safe, the STRIDER ST-4 bike is perfect for children from 18 months to 5 years old.

Disable LinkedIn Profile Activity Broadcast Notifications

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In my aperiodic series of how-to articles, I now bring you how to disable those annoying notification emails in Linkedin for each and every activity update. This helps prevent the accidental ones that you don't want to share with the world, to the purposeful changes that you really do want people to see if they look, but just not automatically spammed.

Wooden Watch Blogger Opp

Here's a blogger opportunity for a giveaway with an interesting prize, a wooden watch. I don't believe I've seen this prize before. Should be a popular giveaway when it starts. Looks like you get a free link with announcement post, Facebook or Twitter. The event will start once they get 20 bloggers to participate.
Sign up for the Wooden Watch Blogger Opp. Starts at 20 bloggers.
This is a Blogger Giveaway Event. 
Bloggers will be given one free link with announcement post. Bloggers are expected to promote this giveaway thru their social media accounts at least twice a week. 
Please do not sign up, if you cannot commit. 

We Love Step2 Giveaway

Now that my son is seven, I think we're finally beyond the Step2 world in our house. I still love their products and most people do. Here's a chance to pickup any one toy from them, up to $150 in value. US48 only. Runs until 2/10.
Enter the We Love Step2 Giveaway. Ends 2/10.
Welcome to the We Love Step2 Giveaway hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro

Here's your chance to win ANY toy (up to $150 value) from!

Step2 is releasing brand new toys this spring and we've got your first look! Check out the new Step2 Great Outdoors Playhouse, the Sit & Play Picnic Table with Umbrella, the Sand Castle Play Table, the Home Depot Sizzle & Smoke Barbeque Set, the Busy Ball Play Table, and the Alpine Ridge Climber and Slider. These are just some of the great new products from Step2 that will be hitting the shelves over the next few months!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Undressing the Art of Playing Dress Up Book Review

I received this book from the publisher in the hopes of providing an honest review of the book, and that is what you get below. It is more of an adult book, so if that might offend, please move on.
My first exposure to Cosplay was the Heroes of Cosplay TV show on the Syfy network. I always knew it happened, I just didn't know its proper name. We do the Renaissance Festival nearly every year, but I don't get dressed up for it. I'm always in awe of the costumes some people come up with, and the time spent creating them. With the Renaissance Festival, I swear some people just use it as another excuse to get dressed up, even if the costume isn't appropriate for the time period. I had to laugh when I heard a carpet company was suing some cosplayers because their costumes matched the conference hotel's carpet and the cosplayers were selling the pattern to others.

Kindle Fire HDX Blogger Opp

When I first started blogging, I kept running across giveaways that were only open for bloggers with 10K+ followers. That is something I've been able to do for the past few months thankfully. With this particular blogger opportunity, you can participate still if you don't have as many followers, but it isn't free if you're under 10K. Sign up for this giveaway which is sure to be popular. Please tell them Java John Z's sent if you do. Thanks.
Sign up for the Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway. Event starts 2/3.

Momma Lew's Blog has an exciting giveaway opp! 
Prize:  Kindle Fire HDX ($229 ARV) 
Dates:  2/3-2/24 
Open to Bloggers with 10k Facebook Fans.  Cost is $5 for those with under 10k. 
Free & Paid links available! 

Bob the Builder: Let's Build Comes to On Demand

Is your child a fan of Bob the Builder? Available exclusively after February 4th on Digital and Video on Demand are seven fresh episodes of our friend Bob the Builder, in Let's Build, From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. For Bob and his team, no task is too small, no job is too big and they never back down from any challenge. From start to finish, it’s all about teamwork, being positive and having fun!

"From MY Heart To Your's" Valentine's Giveaway

Welcome to another giveaway with a Valentine's Day focus. Hearts, candles, love notes, and more to enter and win. Guess what the ending date is? On Valentine's Day of course. Don't miss out on this great prize pack. Good luck.

"From My Heart to Yours" Valentine's Day Giveaway!  

Holiday Contest and Sweeps
Along With

Proudly Brings You

"From My Heart To Yours"
Valentine's Day Giveaway

One Lucky Winner will win this beautiful Valentines Day
Gift Package

1 - Live, Laugh, Love Heart
1 - Valentine's Day Bell with Heart
1 - True Love Oil Candle
1 - Flickering Flame LED Mood Candle 3 Pack w/Remote
5 - Pads of Aqua Love Notes Waterproof Pads & Pencil
1- Happy Valentines Day Snacks/Popcorn Jumbo Sampler