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Saturday, July 12, 2014

MedCenter's Personalized Reminder Alarm Giveaway

Enter the MedCenter's Personalized Reminder Alarm Giveaway. Ends 7/27.
Our next giveaway is for the Your Minder alarm clock from MedCenter Systems. Are you annoyed by the beeping of alarm clocks? Have you ever heard of a recording alarm clock? Instead of the beeping sound, you have someone record their voice as the alarm. This works great for mid-day activities like taking medication or caring for a pet, as the recording can remind you, or your loved one, of what to actually do.

Yankee Candle Coupon, exp 8/3/14

Yankee Candle Logo
Here's a coupon for buy 2 get 1 free from a purchase from Yankee Candle. The coupon expires on Sunday August 3rd and is good on your next purchase online or in stores. For online purchases, use code SUMMER. Also, check out our reviews of their Bacon/Popcorn candles and Thanksgiving Dinner candles.

Follow Yankee Candle on Facebook TheYankeeCandleCompany, on Twitter (@theyankeecandle), or on Pinterest (theyankeecandle).

National Etch a Sketch Day

National Etch a Sketch Day
I was watching Good Morning America today and they mentioned something about National Etch-A-Sketch Day. There is like so little about it online. Well, when searching, most of what I found was about Mitt Romney. Apparently, according to this Palm Beach Post article, its the birthday. Be sure to borrow your kid's toy and shake things up a little today.

John Paul Pet Grooming Pack Giveaway

Welcome my friends to our next pet friendly giveaway. In case you missed out on the big dog bed, or maybe you even won it, he's a chance to help make your pet shine. US only event here, ending on 7/26, so don't miss out, if you have a pet. Good luck.
John Paul Pet Grooming Pack Giveaway
Sponsor: John Paul Pet
The Grooming Pack provides you with the basic essentials for grooming your pet. Start with our Waterless Foam Shampoo - it's thick, mousse-like foam penetrates, deep cleans and deodorizes while gently soothing skin, an brushes out easily when dry. Then treat your pets to our Oatmeal Conditioning Spray - a leave-in conditioner formulated to revitalize and replenish moisture to the skin. Our new Custom Grooming Brush features permanent ball-tipped metal pins on a flexible pad to help smooth tangles, distribute foam shampoo evenly and massage your pet's skin.

Friday, July 11, 2014

#FoodieFriday: Crème Brûlée 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! A little bit more this week though. Be sure to enter in the associated sweepstakes for a trip to France. You don't want to miss this.

Travelocity Summer Sweepstakes


Check out the Pinterest-related giveaway offered from Travelocity. Ends 7/31/14. Four prizes of $1,000 for booking travel on Travelocity.

Free MIT Technology Review Subscription

Free MIT Technology Review Subscription
Don't think I've ever seen this offered before for free or really how many of my readers would actually be interested but thought I would pass along.
Every issue keeps you on top of everything that is happening with today's breakthrough technologies. Plus, MIT Technology Review puts it all in perspective by explaining the impact of new technologies on our daily lives. Keep current with your complimentary one-year subscription.

Bazooka Bubble Gum Giveaway

Growing up, I was a big fan of Bazooka bubble gum. Here's a chance to win a month's supply of the stuff. I'm sure your dentist will love it if you win. US residents have until 8/2 to enter.
Welcome to the Bazooka Bubble Gum Giveaway
Sponsored by: Bazooka
Enter the Bazooka Bubble Gum Giveaway. Ends 8/2.

Now Bazooka Bubble Gum is taking it to the next level with the launch this week of their “Wincredible” contest where fans can win weekly prizes and a grand prize including fun tech gear, room makeovers and more!
Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a month supply of Bazooka Bubble Gum. This is open to US and ends 8/2/14 @ 8:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

Heroes of the City Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

We last did a Heroes of the City giveaway back in April, where part of the prize package was a $20 Amazon gift card. This time around we're giving away a $50 Amazon gift card. US residents have all month to enter, ending 7/31. Good luck.

Enter the Heroes of the City Amazon Gift Card Giveaway. Ends 7/31.

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Sponsored by: Heroes of the City Hosted by: Mom Buzz Media 7/11 - 7/31

Heroes of the City is a television cartoon about rescue vehicles in a small town where everybody gets to be a hero! Follow the fantastically exciting adventures along with friends in town. Meet Pauli Police Car and Fiona Fire Engine as they help the townspeople find thieves, put out fires, and solve one of the many mysteries that happen in the otherwise quiet town. You will also get to know Calamity Crow, the most misunderstood bird in town. Emphasizing friendship, Heroes of the City contains a great deal of warmth and what may be accomplished by helping each other. The cartoon is primarily targeted at children age 3 – 7.

Old Time Candy Giveaway

Last month, we reviewed and gave away one of these four pound boxes of candy. Don't eat it all in one place but here's your chance to shine and win this for the family. If anyone has a sweet tooth, expect them to get more.

Welcome to the Old Time Candy Giveaway!
Enter the Old Time Candy Giveaway. Ends 7/25.
Sponsored By: Old Time Candy
Have you ever noticed the candy you loved as a kid has disappeared? What used to sit prominently in the checkout of the grocery store is nowhere to be found. Are you craving an Astro pop 60s baby? Yearning for Bottlecaps child of the 70s? Maybe in the 80s you loved to stretch it out out out Caramello. Whether you want to relive the good ol' days or throw an authentic decade themed party, from the 1920s to the 1990s Old Time Candy has something to your sweet tooth covered.
Jennifer over at Life of a Southern Mom recently had the pleasure of working with Old Time Candy. Visit her website here and read her review.

Bean Bag Chair Outlet Giveaway

Would you ever buy a bean bag chair worth over $200? Wouldn't you rather win one instead? Here's your chance to win a very comfortable large chair made of beans. Enter before 7/24. Continental US only. Good luck.
The Bean Bag Chair Outlet
Co Hosted By: Life of a Southern Mom
The Bean Bag Chair Outlet provides you with unique bean bag chairs at a fraction of the cost. The bean bags come with a removable cover, which is super easy to get on and off. It also comes with an inner liner to hold all the beads/fillings together. Their bean bag store is truly a one-of-a-kind store that takes pride if providing well made, high quality and durable bean bags to their customers. Michelle at Sweet Southern Lovin had the opportunity to review the Large Chocolate Bean Bag Chair stuffed with Royal Filling. This bean bag chair is super comfy and is perfect for TV watching. Head on over here and check out her full review.

FarFaria Giveaway

Looking to test your child's imagination? Here we have a mobile app, FarFaria, for just such a purpose. Let me be the first to say "Welcome to the land of FarFaria. Giveaway is open through 7/24 and is open to continental US residents only.

FarFaria Giveaway Sponsored by FarFaria
Hosted by Pea of Sweetness
Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness
Enter the FarFaria Giveaway. Ends 7/24
FarFaria is a magical world where your child’s perfect story awaits. You and your children can discover fantasies and fables! Stories of whimsy, mischief, and mystery! It is available for both iPad and Android devices, so the adventure is never too far away!

For children ages 2-9, FarFaria is a world of stories with new stories added every week! With FarFaria, you don’t have to worry about purchasing books one at a time, or searching continuously for new content for your children. All you have to do is open the application and tap a book to read.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Grab Some Grub Giveaway

Time for a big camp out. Check out the latest giveaway for a huge camp kitchen. Actually, the prize is a gift card, and you can get whatever you want from Grub Hub. Enter through 7/25, continental US only. Good luck.
Enter the Grab Some Grub Giveaway. Ends 7/25.
$200 Gift Certificate to Grub Hub USA
Hosted by:

Vino-2-Go Wine Glasses Deal

Do you like wine? Check out the deal on Groupon for Vino-2-Go wine glasses. The deal is good through 7/25.
Vino-2-Go Wine Glasses Deal

Intentionally Me Hand Stamped Jewelry Giveaway

Enter the Intentionally Me Hand Stamped Jewelry Giveaway

Prize: $150 Store credit at Intentionally Me Online Store

Winner will be selected August 1, 2014

On the Road Card Game Giveaway

I'm a big fan of Winning Moves. They like to giveaway their games frequently. Our own giveaway of their games ($121 worth) ends on 7/11 (Free Slurpee Day). Have you entered that one yet? Here, we have another one where the prize is a handful of card games. This ends on 7/24.

Welcome to the On the Go Card Game Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Winning Moves USA

Hosted by: Savory Savings & Gloriously Green Gal

Co-hosted by: Michigan Saving & More

Enter the On the Road Card Game #Giveaway July 10 - 24
Road trips can be full of fun and laughter, but when the hours draw long, they can become tedious and the over the chorus of "are we there yets?" can grow a space of insanity for many! But Krista over at Savory Savings has found a fantastic solution to inject some fun into your road trips and encourage some family bonding while you play! She recently reviewed several fun card games including Touring, Littlest Pet Shop Wild Card, Connect 4 & More and Scattergories Card Version and found that by introducing these games through long car trips - the trips go more smoothly! Plus there are fun things to do at the hotel when you arrive!

Amazing World of Red Giveaway

You won't feel red after this giveaway. All the prizes have a bit of a red theme. 16 different items for the grand prize winner. Continental US only and entries accepted through 7/30/14. Be sure to check out all that the winner will get when claiming their prize.

Amazing World of Red Giveaway

Enter the Amazing World of Red Giveaway. Ends 7/30

Proudly Brings You The

Amazing World of Red Giveaway
1 - Winner

Grand Prize Package:

1 - QMT Corinthain Bells 36" Ruby Splash Windchimes
1 - Red 15" Locking DUO Tongs for Grill
1 - Red Fastedge Manual Knife Sharpener
1 -  Rosemary Millette December Dawn Cardinal 8" Sound Clock
1 - Candle Sensation LED 5" Cranberry Candle
1- Really Red Popcorn 3 1/2 Gallon Tin - 3 Flavor Popcorn
1 - Baden Official X-Tread Rubber Football
1 - Red Alert Action DVD
1 - Red Skelton Farewell Specials DVD
1 - 4-Movie DVD with The Red Fury
1 Set of Red Passion Light Bulbs
1 - Annin Red Ribbon Flag
1 - Annin Red Ribbon Banner
3 - Dei Fratelli Products
3 - Cans of Allens Princella Red Yams
2 - Tandoor Chef Entree's 

Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to bring you a fun and unique giveaway 
themed around the color "Red". This giveaway will have prizes that are red or
 have a touch of red that you can have fun with and prizes that will add to the decor
 of your home. I am happy to have worked with a great group of sponsors in this 
event that have made this all possible.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

$50 Amazon GC Blogger Opp

Sign up for the $50 Amazon GC Blogger Opp. Event starts 7/14

Giveaway Goddess is hosting a $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway and we need your help promoting! This will be a high traffic giveaway so get on the list early to have your links towards the top of the RC.  You can choose from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Picketfence, YouTube, and Instagram.  If you would like something else, email me at and we will discuss it.

Free Advanced Screening Tickets to Planes: Fire & Rescue (Boston)

Disney's Planes: Fire & Rescue movie is coming out in theatres July 18th. In the Boston area and want to see it sooner? On Monday July 14th, it is previewing at 7pm at the Regal Fenway. Interested in a complimentary family four pack of tickets?

VTech InnoTab 3S Giveaway

Enter the VTech InnoTab 3S Giveaway. Ends 7/31.
My son is more into the LeapFrog family of products but here's a chance to win a kid's tablet from VTech.

The InnoTab 3S opens up a world of interactive game play and learning fun with games that teach reading, math, social studies, science and much more. Play your own videos and MP3s, and connect to other InnoTab 3S tablets and smart phones to share messages and more. Equipped with a kid-safe browser, your child can view pre-approved websites. For 3 to 9-year-olds.

Prize includes four additional educational games featuring Monsters University, Planes, Minnie Mouse and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Total prize value: $141. Ends 7/31/14 at 11pm PDT.

Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride Giveaway

Enter the Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride Giveaway. Ends 8/12.

Update: Prize now includes Class Trip book, too.

Our last giveaway for a Peppa Pig DVD proved to be fairly popular. Here's his latest DVD, The Balloon Ride, being released on 8/12/14.  Not familiar with Peppa? Peppa Pig is a UK animated children phenomenon for the 2-7 crowd. It airs in the states on Nick Jr.
Peppa Pig, the hit preschool series from Nick Jr., is taking kids entertainment to new heights with the all-new adventure-packed DVD release, Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride soaring into retail stores nationwide, August 12, 2014 from Entertainment One. The DVD ($14.98 SRP) features 12 episodes filled with the wholesome family entertainment and gentle humor that has preschoolers and parents everywhere falling in love with this charming little piggy. Filled with lots of fun adventures, from a hot air balloon ride, to fun with painting, a new baby piggy, an exciting bicycle race, and of course jumping in muddy puddles, Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride is sure to become a fan-favorite.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Missing Newsletter

For some reason, my newsletter didn't go out yesterday, July 7th. That is the first day there wasn't a daily email from the blog since I started it. In case you missed them, here is an index to the articles that would have been in that newsletter.
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Free Slurpee Day is Coming

Free Slurpee Day is Coming
Guess what day is Free Slurpee Day???  7/11 is coming and if you visit a 7-Eleven on that day you can get a free small Slurpee.

Lucky Charms - Guilty Pleasure

Lucky Charms - Guilty
Where I work, they have those single serving cereal cups like above. One of the offerings is Lucky Charms. I don't really like the cereal at all but I grabbed one this morning and ate all the marshmallows, or marbits technically. They were good. Anyone want some cereal? If not, the rest is going in the trash. Too bad they don't post the calories of just the marbits.

Hadaki Insulated Lunch Tote Giveaway

Our next giveaway is for a lunch tote you wouldn't catch me dead with. I sure hope I'm right in thinking my readers will like it. I'm just not a fan of paisley. If you're interested in winning and a US resident, you have until 7/22 to enter to win. Good luck.
Sponsored By: Hadaki
Hadaki has a large line of affordable totes and other fashion accessories. They make all sizes of bags from toiletries to messenger bags. All of their products are eco-friendly and free from Phthalates. Almost all of their products are also family friendly by being easy to clean and have water resistant exteriors.
Jennifer at Life of a Southern Mom had the pleasure of working with Hadaki and reviewing one of their products. Visit her website here and read her full review.

EpoxyShield Garage Floor Project, Part 6

EpoxyShield Garage Floor Project, Part 6
After letting the floor dry some more, we decided it needed a second coat. The important section from the instructions:
EPOXYSHIELD® CoverageEach EPOXYSHIELD® kit contains enough surface treatment to cover approximately 250 square feet of smooth, bare concrete (a normal 1 car concrete garage floor). Very rough or porous concrete may require more material. Expect coverage of 125-200 square feet on those surfaces. 
[Day 1 | Day 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Part 5]

From the looks of things, some parts of the concrete floor are more porous than other parts. Some dried fine and the rest was still wet.

Doctor On Demand App Review and Target GC Giveaway

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Doctor On Demand.  All opinions are my own.
Doctor on Demand App
Read the review of the Doctor On Demand app, try it out for yourself (save $10 w/ code JJZ14), then enter to win a $200 Target gift card. US residents only for the giveaway, with an ending of 7/22.

Everyone gets sick when they can easily get to the doctor, right? The doctor has an appointment available at your opportune time or you're even in a state where you can drive to the doctor. Not. We're frequent visitors to those walk-in clinics, whether at the local pharmacy or elsewhere. It is just more convenient to see the doctor on your schedule. The Doctor On Demand mobile app provides you with that access to a US-licensed physician on your schedule. After downloading the app, just make a video call from your mobile, and be seen by the doctor when you want to. All for just $40 for 15 minutes, about the cost of a typical co-pay.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Happy National Chocolate Day

Happy National Chocolate Day
Eat Chocolate

July 7th, 2014 is National Chocolate Day. Gee, how can we celebrate?

Summertime Get My Wish Giveaway

Looking to create a Christmas in July or just need to pick up some new books or DVDs from Amazon? Here's your chance to win a nice $75 gift card for them. We're open to US and Canada residents here and the giveaway runs through 7/23. Good luck.
Enter the Summertime Get My Wish Giveaway. Ends 7/23. US/CAN
Sponsored by: Get my Wish

Hosted by: Bonkers4coupons
get my wish
I know for myself, I have a hard time finding that perfect gift for people. It's hard knowing what they may already have and let's face it, the last thing you want is to buy them something they already own. Get my Wish takes the worry or guessing out of search for that special gift! At Get my Wish anyone can create a free personalized gift wish list or registry for birthdays, baby showers, weddings and even for upcoming holidays.

At Get my Wish, they are all about making things easier for you to send and share your list to friends, family and even co- workers. They even offer free concierge service where they will help you find special gifts for any occasion.

York Photo - One Free Custom Placemat

York Photo - One Free Custom Placemat
Order your Custom Placemat from York Photo for FREE. Use Promo Code: MAGICMAT. Offer Ends 7/18.

Smart Touch Wine Opener Giveaway

Do you drink wine? Check out the latest in wine bottle openers from Smart Touch. Three winners. Continental US only for this fancy cork screw. Enter through the end of the month, 7/31. Good luck.
Smart Touch Wine Opener Giveaway

Enter to win the Smart Touch Wine Opener Giveaway. Ends 7/31.

Proudly Brings You The

Smart Touch Wine Opener Giveaway

3  Lucky Winners will each receive one. 

Holiday Contest and Sweeps is honored to present a new product that will save
you time and effort, the Smart Touch Wine Opener from Viatek Consumer Products.
Viatek Consumer Products  is a world leader in Marketing and Developing New Great
 Products  such as the  Smart Touch Wine Opener to consumers around the world.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

EpoxyShield Garage Floor Project, Part 5

Well, today was paint day, finally. Am I done yet? I don't know. I can't tell for sure until it dries, but it looks like it needs a second coat. The finish looks uneven and I can see where all the filler was used. The instructions for the regular garage flooring doesn't talk about a second coat, but the professional one does. I'll be calling their 800# in the morning to see. If it needs a second coat, it looks like one needs to do it quickly and not wait too long. Otherwise, you have to go through the whole cleaning process again.
EpoxyShield Garage Floor Project, Part 5 Materials
My tools for the day included a 2" paint brush, a roller, nap, and pole, along with a screwdriver to help open the cans. The chips do not get mixed into the cans but do get thrown on top of the completed floor sections.
[Day 1 | Day 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7]

What to Look for in Men's Sandals

What to Look for in Men's Sandals
Do you like to wear sandals in the summer? Reef has over 100 sandals for men, in many different colors and styles. Picking what's right for you can be a chore or very easy, depending upon how hard you want to make things.

The Basics
The basics of picking a sandal are similar to picking a shoe. Find a style you like then see if they have your size available. Color options vary considerably where the sole could only be black but the strap colors could have many offerings. Or, there might be multiple sole colors available, in perhaps brown, white, or black. Is width a concern? You might not have as many styles available if you’re foot is too wide. Just pick something that won’t clash too much with your style. Think casual, not too formal, as you won’t be wearing them with a suit. Well, a swimsuit maybe, but not a business suit.

Strap or No Strap
How secure do you want the sandal to be on your foot? While no sandal is really meant for running, if you want the sandal to more securely stay on your foot, consider getting one with a rear strap. If you get one with the rear strap cushioned, it will be more comfortable and shouldn’t cause blistering with excessive wear. Of course, no strap has no risk of that problem.

Extra Features
Beyond the basic sandal, what more is there to look for in a sandal? Did you know there are sandals with a bottle opener? It is summer and where else could you carry it when you're on the beach in a swimsuit? How about cushioned foot beds? While sandals are meant to be more casual, if you're wearing them for a full day, you definitely want something comfortable. Also consider men’s sandals with arch support if you need that little extra boost.

Don’t just consider style when looking for men’s leather sandals. There is more to sandals than meets the eye. If you want something that lasts, don’t just treat this as a quick and easy purchase but one that requires as much thought as when buying a regular pair of men’s shoes.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 #ZinePak Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 ZinePak Review
A little under a month ago, we did a giveaway of the How to Train Your Dragon 2 ZinePak. Now that I've seen the movie, I feel I can appropriately review the ZinePak. If you're not familiar yet with ZinePaks, they are combination CD-print magazines. With the How To Train Your Dragon 2 ZinePak, you get a 19-track CD with music from the movie along with a dragon field guide, some games, a patch, and a two-sided poster. You can buy the Dragon 2 one at Walmart for the special price of $10.

Charge It Up with Wusic Giveaway

Yes, we really are giving away a third Wusic power bank here. If you really want to win, make sure you also enter the other two giveaways [one | two]. This one ends on the 9th like the second. The first ends on the 8th. Just a four day flash giveaway with this one. If you're interested in a fully review, you'll one to check out my review.
Enter the Charge It Up with Wusic Giveaway. Ends 7/9.
The Wusic 7800 mAh power bank charger is your simple solution for portable charging! Capable of supplying power to two devices simultaneously, it is an ideal charger for home use and makes THE perfect travel companion. Small, sleek and super lightweight, it can easily be carried in a bag or your pocket without feeling bulky. Wherever life takes you, you can charge all your devices easily, conveniently and quickly.

Pure Vanilla Extract Giveaway

My wife likes to bake alot, and she absolutely loves to have real vanilla extract. We've used Nielsen-Massey in the past with great success. Want to win some for yourself? You have through July 20th to enter to win. Well worth trying if you're big into baking. US only. Good luck.

Welcome to the Pure Vanilla Extract Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Nielsen-Massey

Hosted by: Savory Savings & Gloriously Green Gal

Co-hosted by: Joy Makin' Mamas & Vegetarian Mamma

Enter to win the Pure Vanilla Extract Giveaway. July 6 - 20
Did you know that July is National Ice Cream month? With 31 days of deliciousness upon us, it may be time to whip up some homemade ice cream a time or two. Krista over at Savory Savings recently shared her Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream recipe featuring the delicious vanilla from Nielsen-Massey - be sure to check it out and save it for a hot day later this month!

How would you like to win a bottle of pure vanilla extract from Nielsen-Massey? If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below. If you have won a Nielsen-Massey giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway. The giveaway will run from July 6 through July 20, 2014 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents, ages 18 and older. Entries will be verified. Winner will be notified via email (consider adding to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.
Good Luck!