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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Final Day of Swim Sun and Fun Giveaway

Enter the Swim, Sun, and Fun Giveaway. Ends 6/21.

Today is the 1st day of summer and the last day of the Swim, Sun, and Fun giveaway. Have you entered yet? There are close to $3,500 worth of prizes. If you haven't noticed, there are ten separate giveaways to enter here. One for each of the prize packages. Just entering the for the grand prize does not enter you to win any of the other prize packages. Be sure to check out all the generous sponsors.

Blogger Media Group Cash Giveaway

Here's a giveaway to help you with some bills. Win $100 cash (via PayPal). Just until June 30th, 2014 to enter to win. What would you do with the cash? I think my wife would confiscate if I won. Open WORLDWIDE.

Blogger Media Group $100 Paypal Cash Giveaway 
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You have until 6/30 to enter below to win $100 cash via paypal!
Enter the Blogger Media Group Cash Giveaway. Ends 6/30.

Friday, June 20, 2014

#FoodieFriday Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

In honor of DreamWorks Pictures’ new movie THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY starring Helen Mirren, you'll find below their latest #FoodieFriday recipe to help get you excited for the film!

Country Bob's Sauces & Seasonings Review

This is a sponsor of the Swim, Sun, and Fun Giveaway where you can enter to win some.
Country Bob's Sauces & Seasonings Review
We're giving away 3 boxes of Country Bob's Sauces & Seasonings as part of the Swim, Sun, and Fun Giveaway. I received my box for this review in a giveaway win. There was no expectation of review when I received it, but with the giveaway, it seemed like a good time to finally open up the gift box and do a review.
Enter the Country Bob’s National BBQ Month Giveaway. Ends 5/29.

Each Gift Box Contains:
 1 Bottle of Original All Purpose Sauce
1 Bottle of Apple Chipotle All Purpose Sauce
1 Bottle of Honey Habanero All Purpose Sauce
1 Bottle of Barbecue Sauce
1 Container of Seasoning Salt

Stephen's Stovetop BBQ Grill Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
This is a sponsor of the Swim, Sun, and Fun Giveaway where you can enter to win some.
Stephen's Stovetop BBQ Grill Review
I received a Stephen's Stovetop BBQ Grill to try out in relation to the current Swim, Sun, and Fun Giveaway. There, you can win two more of these $120 grills. The stove top grill is an indoor barbecue grill, meant to be used on top of a gas stove top, which we have. My first experience with the grill was interesting, and hurried. My wife and I are big into barbecuing on our outdoor grill. So much so, that we ran out of propane in the middle of grilling some salmon. 

Summer Deck Party 2014 Giveaway

Summer arrives this weekend and we have the perfect giveaway for throwing a party. Three winners in all and you just have to check out the prize packages. Be sure to check out all the sponsors. You won't be disappointed if you win. Continental US only. 7/9 ending.
Summer Deck Party 2014 Giveaway
$600 in Prizes!
Enter the Summer Deck Party 2014 Giveaway. Ends 7/9. 3 winners.
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   Deck Party 2014 Giveaway

3 - Winners 3 - Great Prize Packages

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Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to be able to bring you the "Deck Party 2014" Giveaway. Several generous sponsors have come together to bring you a successful deck party this summer. Nothing brings family and friends together better than a great party in the Summer, and there is no better place to hold one than on your deck.

This giveaway will bring you some great prizes like the new and cool Viatek Bladdamouth Sound Boxes to play your music on for all to hear. No party is complete without a great barbeque and no great barbeque is complete without Country Bob's Sauces. This prize package will even include a 300 count Icicle Lighting Set to decorate your deck with for those parties that last all night. QMT Windchimes has added a set of their beautiful 36" Bronze Festival Windchimes to bring your guest a amazing soothing sound. 

Ever have those guest that wish to just wander inside and watch your TV during the Party, well Mill Creek Entertainment has you covered with two amazing DVD Collections, America The Beautiful and The 20th Century Timeline.  This is a great collection of prizes to make any party complete. Many more fabulous prizes have been contributed by my amazing and generous sponsors shown below.

 Let's take a look at them.

This chime's size makes it an ideal decoration for any lawn or garden. Still small enough to be one of many decorative pieces, it is also large enough to be the centerpiece of a patio or deck. However you choose to use it, this chime will look attractive and produce pleasant music through all the seasons.
 Blab-ba-mouth Sound Boxes magically amplify music from your phone up to 150%. Blab-ba-mouth Sound Boxes are perfect for enhancing the audio quality of alarm clocks, music, videos, and conference calls. Take anywhere! from the bedroom to the backyard!

Great for: Bathroom, Bedroom, Kitchen, Ho,e Office, Patio or Camping

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Great Gifts for Grads at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
All Types of Gifts for All Types of Grads
Is the Grad in your life moving out into the world on their own and you want to help them get all set up? Or, uses technology to keep totally connected while on the go with a variety of devices? Maybe, the grad in your life needs tech and small appliances that play to their healthy, on the go, athletic nature - Best Buy has great gifts for grads and helps them stay on track in many ways. - $3 Promotion

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Craving barbecue, seafood, burgers, or lighter fare? Whatever your taste, has your place! The trusted and valued source for connecting restaurants and diners nationwide is offering a one day only sizzlin' hot $3 for $25 deal Friday, June 20, with promo code: SUMMER.  Grab your $3 for $25 Gift Certificates today and be on your way to dining bliss!


Back to School Tech-Style Blogger Opp

New blogger opportunity for a giveaway starting next month. Top prize will be anew computer and $500 Visa gift card. Sign up and grab a free Twitter or Facebook link to help promote. Event will be open to US and Canadian readers. Please tell them Java John Z's sent you when you sign up. Thanks.

Back to School Tech-Style Blogger Opp. Event starts 7/15.

Back to School Tech-Style Event

Organized by: Mom Powered Media

Grand Prize: $500 Visa Gift Card + HP 14" Chromebook PC

20 Additional BTS Prize Package Winners

Event dates: 7/15 - 8/15

Giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents.

AVida Toys Lazy Spotted Sloth Giveaway

Is the lazy spotted sloth your kid's favorite animal? Okay, probably not. But, here's your chance to win a stuffed one. You don't even have to feed it. US residents have through 7/3 to enter to win. Good luck.
AVida Toys Sloth Giveaway
Welcome to The AVida Toys Lazy Sloth Giveaway
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by AVida Toys
About Andrea Vida: Owner of AVida Toys
“Sewing is my passion since I was a child, and making dolls when my children were babies – it was 18 years ago. They do not play with my dolls anymore, but the passion of dollmaking is still alive in me.

My dolls are made partly from recycled materials which are thoroughly selected and carefully cleaned and prepared by me. I prefer natural threads, canvases, linen and wool. I always use high quality polyfill to stuff my dolls.

My dolls are always carefully sewn – most of them are safe for children, even if they are not only for babies. If I use small pieces which are unavailable for toddlers, it is always referenced in the item’s description.

I like to dress up my creatures – you can find lots of cute clothes for them in the shop. The creatures which can be dressed up are more or less the same size, so they can wear each other’s dresses. The clothes are available together with any creatures or separately, too.”

FrankenFood Comes to Boston

Have you run across the FrankenFood truck roaming around Boston this week for the SpikeTV show? Two days left according to the schedule, today at Constant Contact in Waltham and tomorrow at the Belvidere Science Center in Boston. They are serving interesting food combinations like Spam Sushi and Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog Eclairs. Check them out. If you get the Braised Pork Belly S'mores, I really want to see a picture of that.

MPOW Engine Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
MPOW Engine Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker Review
In the market for a Bluetooth speaker for your phone that isn't wearable? You have to check out the latest one I had a chance to try out from MPOW. It is their Engine model and is supposedly the smallest ultra compact speaker in the world. It is just 1.69 inches tall and has a diameter of 1.25 inches.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Join Club Cantina and Get Free Queso

Join Club Cantina and get Free Queso! Enter your name, email, phone and zip code and they'll email you a coupon for a FREE bowl of their delicious original queso.

Food Cycle Science Giveaway

Food Cycle Science Giveaway    
Here's your chance to win a Food Cycler Home Device (composter) $499 Value!
Ends August 14th, 2014.

Sammy the Centipede Goes to the Chiropractor Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
This is the third book I've reviewed in the Sammy the Centipede series. Back in December, we saw Sammy went to the market. In February, Sammy went to the dentist. The chiropractor book is actually the first in the series, not the third. I wasn't going to review this book as I had no need to explain a chiropractor to my son. However, my son saw the book mentioned in the other titles, and he literally asked me to ask Maria if she would let us review that book, too. So, here you go, since Maria was gracious enough to say yes.

Spiral Slicer Giveaway

Don't get your finger caught in this thing. Looking for something to make your salad / sides a little different? Check out the giveaway here that runs through June 30th and is open to US residents. You don't want to miss this one.

Welcome to the SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer Giveaway
Sponsored by: SuperSwizz
Enter the Spiral Slicer Giveaway. #Giveaway ends 6/30

SuperSwizz Spiral Slicer: Stainless Steel Vegetable Spiralizer with Special Japanese Blades 2 Julienne Sizes, Perfect Spiral Cutter for Low Carb Healthy Vegetable Meals – Best Spirelli Julienne Super Cutter for various Veggies such as Zucchini, Paderno & Carrots – As seen on numerous cooking shows it's Perfect for Low Carb Heart Healthy meals – With Manual and Cleaning Brush.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Everything is Awesome The LEGO Movie Blu-Ray Giveaway

Enter to win the Everything is Awesome The LEGO Movie Blu-Ray Giveaway. Ends 6/30.
Today's the big day. The Lego Movie is now available on Blu-Ray/DVD from your favorite retailer, including Amazon. Here's your chance to win your very own copy. My son and I saw this in the theatre and he just loved it as he is so Lego obsessed. If you have a Lego fan in your family, this will surely be a big hit there, too.


The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Tip Hero’s Kindle Fire HDX Blogger Opp

Sign up now for our next blogger opportunity, another Kindle giveaway. Come back starting 6/24 if you want to win.

Tip Hero’s Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway Event
Tip Hero’s Kindle Fire HDX Giveaway Event
Sign-ups are now open for Tip Hero’s latest giveaway event!
  • Event is free to join for bloggers who a.) have Facebook pages with at least 5,000 likes and b.) post an announcement on their blog. If you don't wish to post the announcement, please send the $5 non-post fee to
  • You'll receive 1 free link for participating (either Twitter or Pinterest)
  • Additional links (RSS/Email, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest) are available for $5 each. Facebook links are now available for $15 each.
  • Sign-ups for this event close on June 22nd
  • Event runs from June 24th - July 7th
  • Prize: Kindle Fire HDX (ARV: $199)
  • Receive a free blogger plan from PromoSimple for 6 months (a $90 value!) when you participate in this giveaway event

“This is America Charlie Brown” DVD Giveaway

Are you a Peanuts fan? Check out the latest DVD giveaway for something you'll really like. It is a combination of some of the lesser known TV specials, but it is still Charlie Brown and the whole gang. You don't want to miss out on trying to win this if you are a fan. Giveaway runs through 7/6 and is continental US only. Good luck.

This is America Charlie Brown DVD Review/Giveaway
Enter to win the “This is America Charlie Brown” DVD Giveaway. Ends 7/6.
Hosted By:
Holiday Contest and Sweeps

Co-Hosted By:

Proudly Brings You The

"This is America Charlie Brown DVD Giveaway"

“This is America Charlie Brown” DVD Giveaway
1 - Winner

Holiday Contest and Sweeps recently had the pleasure to review
the soon to be released "This is America Charlie Brown" DVD.
Along with holding a giveaway for one of my readers to win a copy.
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment brings us 8 delightful episodes
 of the animated Peanuts television specials that have been 
 re-mastered for superior picture and sound quality. After having
the help of my Grandchildren in the past reviewing Warner Brothers
 New Releases, I thought that I would bring them back once again 
 for this release.

Etekcity(R) Wireless Remote Control Outlet Giveaway

Once upon a time, when you wanted to change the channel on a TV, you had to get off your butt and walk over to the TV. There were 1/10th the number of channels to choose from and little to no repeats on the air. Here's a newer alternative to win.
Enter to win the Etekcity(R) Wireless Remote Control Outlet Giveaway.  Ends 6/30.
Leaving an appliance in standby can consume 10-50% of the power and can shorten the life of the appliance by 15%. This device is a great solution for controlling appliances in inaccessible areas, or for people with limited mobility. It is great if you need to get out of bed in the middle of the night. You can use the remote to turn other rooms' lights on and off. Additional remotes are available so you can leave remotes in different rooms and not worry about forgetting the remote.

Father's Day Kindle Fire HD Giveaway

Hey gang. We had a Kindle giveaway for Mother's Day. Here's one for Father's Day, or graduation, or anything else you'd wish to celebrate. US residents have until 6/30 to enter to win. Good luck.
Enter to win a Kindle Fire HD. Ends 6/30.
Welcome to the Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!
Organized and hosted by Summer That
Co-Hosted By:
The new Kindle Fire HD is a full-featured HD tablet at an SD price. There's more to enjoy than ever before with a stunning HD display, faster performance, longer battery life, and lighter design. Use your new Kindle to read your favorite books, watch your favorite movies, connect with friends on social media and more!

Tech Time Out

Does your family need a Tech Time Out
The Tech Timeout challenge started by Foresters encourages families to take a daily break from technology. Participating families are encouraged to disconnect from all things electronic with the goal of helping spouses, parents and children build stronger bonds, communicate more personally and get more involved in each other’s lives.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Bassmaster 2014 Summer Boat Sweepstakes

Bassmaster 2014 Summer Boat Sweepstakes
Here's a $36,000+ prize package up for grabs, including a Skeeter TZX 180 bass boat, Yamaha outboard motor, axle, Hummingbird fish finder, and Minn Kota trolling motor. Daily entries. Ends 8/29/14. Make sure you click on the link to enter without getting a membership.

$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Nobody should enter here so I have a better chance of winning. You don't want to win a $100 Visa gift card, do you? Really? Take your chances and enter before 6/30. Continental US only. Good luck.
Enter the $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway. Ends 6/30.

Co-hosted by:

One lucky winner will win

$100 Visa Gift Card

June 16  To June 30 11:59pm EST.

Valid only in the Continental United States.
Void where prohibited

Savory Summer Giveaway Hop and Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway

Savory Summer Giveaway Hop and Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway. Ends 6/30.

Welcome to the 3rd annual Savory Summer Giveaway Hop! I have teamed up with our host Measuring Flower and a group of amazing bloggers to bring you a compilation of awesome food and food-related prizes!

This is a giveaway hop which means that, after you after entered my giveaway below, you can "hop" on to the next participating blog to enter their giveaway, too. You can find a list with links to all the other bloggers towards the bottom of this post.

Stop by the Savory Summer Giveaway Hop and enter to win the Starbucks Gift Card Giveaway. Ends 6/30.

Oh, and don't forget to check out this event's totally awesome grand prize giveaway! It's for a 10-piece stainless steel cookware set from Calphalon!

Our giveaway here is for a $25 gift card to Starbucks. Like coffee or some of their treats? They're even selling music now, among many other non-coffee related products. Use wisely if you win. The giveaway is open to US residents who are 18+. The giveaway, like the blog hop, ends at 11:59 pm on 6/30/14. Void where prohibited.

Disclaimer: Java John Z's and its authors are not responsible for other bloggers' sponsors who do not fulfill their prizes.
This event brought to you by Measuring Flower Events.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Simon Swipe Review #SimonSwipeChallenge

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Simon Swipe Review
Do you remember the old Simon game growing up? It came out in the 1980s with lights and sounds. It was very simple to play, just repeat back the pattern the system played. Simon Swipe is a newer, updated version of the same game. It still has the same four color pattern design, but now, instead of just pushing each colored button to match the pattern, there are times when you must swipe the color. Instead of just a single touch point for each button, there are now two. And, sometimes you have to swipe across two or three colors at once for a single move, instead of just one.

Sports Unlimited $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway

Here's our next gift card giveaway, this time for a $100 gift card to Sports Unlimited. They're not just a place to get sports equipment, but they also offer sports apparel and officially licensed merchandise from the major sports leagues. You have through 7/14 to enter to win. Good luck.

Enter the Sports Unlimited $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway. Ends 7/14.

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Sports Unlimited $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway
1 - Winner

Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to bring you the "Sports Unlimited $100
Gift Certificate Giveaway. One lucky winner will have the opportunity to go on
a $100 Shopping Spree at Sports Unlimited, your place for anything Sports.

Sports Unlimited carries a vast assortment of sporting goods including Baseball,

Football, Hockey, Volley Ball and much much more. They also carry a excellent
selection of Sports Apparel for the entire family. If your planning to go to a major
league sports event in the future,  then check out their great selection of Fan Zone to
get your game on in style.