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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Into the Woods Movie Trailer

Cinderella from Into the Woods Movie.
Check out the movie trailer below for Into the Woods, a Disney movie opening on Christmas.
“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Free LEGO Monkey Mini Build

Free LEGO Monkey Mini Build
It is the first Tuesday of the month this week so it is time to head over to your local LEGO store for their monthly mini-build. For ages 6-14 only, the event starts at 5 pm. For August, the build is a monkey. Looks kinda cool.

Mystic Country Getaway Giveaway

Our family are big fans of the Mystic Aquarium and the whole Mystic Seaport area in Connecticut. Here's a great chance to win a hotel stay there along with tickets to lots of area attractions. You have until August 27th to enter to winn 
  • A four-pack of Mystic Pass Cards, allowing free admission to Mystic Seaport and Mystic Aquarium plus discounts throughout the area!
  • A complimentary two-night stay at the historic Inn at Mystic, complete with breakfast and use of kayaks.
  • Four passes to the award-winning Mashantucket Pequot Museum, the world's largest museum devoted to Native American heritage.
  • A family-four pack of tickets to The Dinosaur Place at Nature's Art Village's outdoor adventure, where you can encounter over 40 life-sized dinosaurs.
  • $150 in Mystic restaurant gift cards to Go Fish!, Steak Loft, & Ten Clams.
The winning package is valid for one year from contest end, August 27, 2014. Winner must be fans of Mystic Country CT on Facebook and will be notified by email on August 28, 2014. Winners have 7 days to respond after which a new winner will be selected. Hotel room is based on availability on winner’s selected consecutive dates. No purchase necessary to enter.

Deluxe Scrabble Giveaway

Our great friends over at Winning Moves Games are giving away more games again. This time a Deluxe Super Scrabble set. Want to win it? All you have to do is enter below and wait and see who won. And be based in the US. And be 18+ again.
Deluxe Super Scrabble Giveaway
Sponsor: Winning Moves
Featuring the bigger, better game play of Super Scrabble with the innovative Tile Lock design to hold your tiles firmly on the gameboard. Now you can rotate the board and angle it to get a better view!
  • Ages: 8 and up
  • Players: 2 to 4
  • Contents: 441 space Tile-lock Gameboard, 200 plastic letter tiles, 4 plastic tile racks, drawstring tile storage bag and illustrated instructions.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Its All About The Deck Event Sweepstakes

Here's a giveaway with five winners that is open to US and CA residents. Each includes a case of deck cleaner and waterproofing stain. You have through 8/14 to enter. Are you ready for some DIY work if you win? Good luck.

Welcome to Its All About The Deck Event Sweepstakes

Hosted by: Enter Here Canada
Enter the Its All About The Deck Event Sweepstakes. Ends 8/14/14.
Homeowners who would rather take it easy on their decks will find a new line of Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Waterproofing Stain that makes deck care just that -- easier on them. The new line, at The Home Depot, offers multiple features that make it easier to choose and use the right deck stain.

“From the new packaging to the formula that’s inside, this line-up offers multiple innovations to help homeowners get great performance with less effort,” said Mike Kozlowski, Director of Marketing for the Thompson’s® WaterSeal® brand. “This is the most complete exterior stain line that we have ever offered.”

#FoodieFriday: Chicken Tikka

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!

Long John Silver's America's Fish Fry #free

Long John Silver's America's Fish Fry #free
Do you have a Long John Silver's nearby? If you stop by tomorrow/Saturday August 2nd from 11am - 3pm, you'll get a free fish and fries meal. Want a free drink with it? Just text FISH to 41522 to opt into getting their marketing text messages. (msg and data rates apply)

Free Kindermusik Class

Try out a free music learning class at Kindermusik  
Try out a free music learning class at Kindermusik

Lay's Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese Chips Review

Lays Cheddar Back Mac & Cheese Chips Review
Thank you Matt Allen. The finalists for the Lay's Do Us a Flavor contest are up. The four finalists are Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese, Cappuccino, Wavy Mango Salsa, and Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger. Of all the four, I only like the sound of the Bacon Mac & Cheese. You can vote for your favorite over at the Lay's site.

See How Insightly Can Help Your Small Business

Watch the video below to see how you can maintain a customer relationship management (CRM) database for your company using the cloud-based Insightly platform.

Kids Academy Amazon Giveaway

Here's a chance to win one of two $100 gift cards to Amazon. You must be an owner of an iOS device (iPhone, iPad) as it requires leaving a review on iTunes.
Enter the Kid's Academy Amazon Giveaway. Ends 8/31.
Kids Academy is all about helping children learn verbal, writing and math skills in an easy and fun manner. Apps such as 123 Tracing and Bingo ABC have been top-50 educational apps in the App Store, and Kids Academy has also brought the well-known stories and nursery rhymes The Three Little Pigs and Five Little Monkeys to life with interactive apps. The simple interfaces of the apps allow children to take the reins and play on their own, but the sing-a-longs and other activities are perfect for parent or teacher engagement, as well. Research has shown that singing along with nursery rhymes has cognitive and physical benefits for children. Not only are children learning new words and the context in which to use them, but strengthening tongue and mouth muscles at an early age will help with pronunciation skills.

August 2014 Back to School Giveaway

Be a fan of Lands End and you can win a $100 gift card to help with back to school expenses. Can you use an extra $100 towards clothes? Giveaway is US only and runs through 8/15. Don't miss out.

Enter to win the August 2014 Back to School Giveaway. Ends 8/15.
Win a $100 Lands' End Gift Card
Hosted by Uniform Mom
Sponsored by Lands' End

It’s a new school year, a fresh start – time for a new first-day outfit and back-to-school wardrobe. As millions of parents and kids begin their school shopping adventures, Lands’ End Kids rises to the occasion with stylish, on-trend wardrobe options along with advice, ideas and the convenience of one-stop shopping. Plus, with sizes that include regular, slim, plus and husky, everybody fits.
“We know families are busy all year. Our goal is to make back-to-school shopping easy and fun. Moms, dads & kids can find everything from backpacks to uniforms to current fashions in one place. Our designers have scoured the marketplace to create items that are on-trend, that kids want to wear. As parents ourselves, we also know that durability and value have to be a part of the equation. We design with style and substance in mind.”
Syndi Stark, vice president, Lands’ End Kids

LOOT CRATE August Box Giveaway (& a Review!)

We gave away one of these boxes in the spring. Here's your second chance to win one. It is a trial subscription box from Loot Crate, with a bit of a geeky flare. You have through 8/16 to enter. Continental US only here. Good luck.

LOOT CRATE August Box Giveaway (& a Review!)

Sponsored By:

Loot Crate

Hosted By: Deliciously Savvy

Co-Hosted By:

Michigan Savings and More

Proudly Brings You

The August Loot Crate Subscription Box Giveaway!!!

Now..... 1 LUCKY Winner Will Receive August's Loot Crate! I have no idea what will be in there, it could contain any products from the brands above and from the look of the Loot Crate's pictured from previous months it is definitely going to be GOOD and well.... my family cannot wait! I think that I heard through the grapevine that the theme is "Heroes"! Woot Woot!!! Enter Today!

Here are a few examples of Loot Crate's of the Past!

This is the JULY Loot Crate that I was sent for a Product Review. My husband was thrilled and let me tell you..... I will now be ordering this box for him every month! Here is what I received in July's Loot Crate:

This month was all about celebrating the baddies! Loot Crate shipped items to help you celebrate your dark side, from the exclusive JOKI shirt to the Deadpool socks. Let's not forget about the EPIC Rocket Raccoon #1 Marvel comic with the exclusive Looter only variant cover, it's already become a cherished collectible!
  • Joki Villan T Shirt
  • Exclusive Rocket Raccoon Comic
  • Harley Quinn and Joker Posters
  • Deadpool socks
  • Darth Vader Key Chain
  • Necessary Evil DVD (DC Comics and WB)
  • Bowser Magnet 3X3
  • Villans (July 2014 Issue)
Are You Already In Love ~ Or Do You Know Someone Who Has To Have This?
CLICK HERE and order yours today!
Type in HEROES and get 10% OFF

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The Popcorn Factory Towers of Delight II Giveaway

Do you like those giveaways with multiple winners? Well, we have one of those for you here with three winners, and not all getting the same prize. Are you a fan of popcorn? If not, you might want to avoid the giveaway. Otherwise, enter your info in the giveaway form for your chance to enter. Runs through 8/30. Continental US only.
 Towers of Delight II Giveaway
Proudly Brings You 

 Towers of Delight II Giveaway
Enter The Popcorn Factory Towers of Delight II Giveaway. Ends 8/30.
   3 - Winners 3- Prize Packages

 Holiday Contest and Sweeps is pleased to work with The Popcorn Factory to bring you 
the Tower of Delight II Giveaway. This amazing giveaway will contain three great prize
packages, each containing a amazing Tower of popcorn and snacks.

Majesty Bells Windchimes Giveaway

Who wants to win some windchimes? We've had windchimes giveaways in the past, and they were very popular. Don't miss out this time. Continental US residents have through 8/20 to enter. Good luck.
Majesty Bells Windchimes Giveaway
 Hosted By:
Proudly Brings You The:

Majesty Bells Windchimes Giveaway

1 - Lucky winner will receive a set of Majesty Bells 37"

Holiday Contest and Sweeps pleased to work with QMT Windchimes and
bring you a giveaway for a set of Majesty Bells 37" Peaceful Melody Windchimes.
The name of these Windchimes says it all, the tone is truly peaceful. These Windchimes
will add a touch of elegance to your deck, patio or garden.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

2014 Van Dessel Aloominator Cyclocross Bike Giveaway

Enter the 2014 Van Dessel Aloominator Cyclocross Bike Giveaway. Ends 8/31.
Would you spend $4,000 on a bicycle? You don't have to if you're lucky enough to enter to win the one being given away here. You have through the end of August to try and win. Good luck.

Christmas in July Hop Highlights

Christmas in July Hop Highlights

The Christmas in July Giveaway Hop ends today. Our giveaway for the hop is a $75 Teleflora gift card giveaway. There are 23 other giveaways going on at the same time that are ending tonight, too. Here are some of my favorites.

Pattern LA Back To School Giveaway

Back to school is coming fast and everyone needs a backpack. Here's a chance to win a new one from Pattern LA. More of little girls than the boys, don't miss out. Continental US entrants only, giveaway ends 8/20.
Enter to win the  Pattern LA Back To School Giveaway. Ends 8/20.
I have always loved getting ready for going back to school. There's just something about all the new school supplies, pencils, pens, fun notebooks and paper and of course a new back pack. So many of them are super cute now.

Pattern LA is no exception to cute new school supplies! They have introduced some fantastic new Back Packs and Essentials Cases just in time for the new school year. The minute I saw them I loved them. The colors are so bright and the fabric patterns are so cute!

Each of the Back Packs and Essentials Cases are made from a laminated cotton, so they will hold up to lots of use and abuse during the school year. The Back Packs have adjustable straps and plenty of pockets and  room for all kinds of school supplies. And they come in four fabulous colors; Fleur Berry, Fleur Carrot, Fleur Orchid, and Fleur Teal.


The Essentials Cases are definitely something I would carry all the time in my purse or all by itself.

The Essentials Case is made from the same laminated cotton fabric in the same bright colors and print as the Back Packs so you can match or coordinate your look.


The inside of the Essentials Case has plenty of room for all kinds of school needs, or to be used as a wallet or travel case. It's big enough to hold all your needs for travel from your passport, travel documents, currency and more. It opens flat too for super easy use and access. So it's perfect for your school kids and for you too!

Right now Pattern LA has an awesome sale to help you get these amazing, fun new products at a 25% discount! WOW!! Just use the code PATTERN25 when you check out and you will receive the discount on your total purchase!!

You're going to want to subscribe to Pattern LA's email newsletter so you can keep up with all the latest products and sales they have!
Subscribe HERE Located in the upper left corner.

And just for all of you, my readers, Pattern LA is offering to give one of you your own Chloe Back Pack in your choice of color!! How nice is that? Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

Thanks Pattern LA!!

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Java John Z's is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Back to School in Style Sweepstakes

I'm always fond of gift card giveaways. This time, we're giving away TEN of them to ten different places, each valued at $100. That's a total of $1,000 worth of prizes in total. Win and be styling when the kiddies go back to school. Check out all the sponsors below. Good luck.
Enter the Back to School in Style Sweepstakes. Ends 8/19.
Welcome to the Back to School in Style Sweepstakes
Mom Powered Media wants to show you how much education means to us and the future of our wee ones and are personally sponsoring a Target and American Eagle Gift Card!

Hay Giveaway

I'm always a fan of finding those unique giveaways to help promote. Here is one where you can win a winter's supply of hay, up to $10,000 worth. You have through September 30th, 2014 to enter.

Mill Creek Entertainment 500 Giveaway

Can't find anything to watch on TV? Here's a chance to win 500 movies on DVD. Yes, FIVE HUNDRED. That's 123 discs by the way. Giveaway is restricted to continental US only and runs through 8/17. If you win, you'll have 647 hours of movies to watch. Good luck.
Enter to win the Mill Creek Entertainment 500 Giveaway. Ends 8/17.
Hosted By:

Proudly Brings You The

1 - Winner receives 5-100 Movie DVD Collection

and bring you the Mill Creek Entertainment 500 Giveaway. This DVD Set will
bring one lucky winner 500 Movies to watch with this 123 disks with 647 hours
of viewing time.

These collections are masterfully created to bring you the best quality DVDs
that you can buy. Help us get the word out about this great giveaway by tweeting

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

40 COUNT K-Cup Tea Blogger Opp

Signup for our latest free blogger opp below. Get a free Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram link for posting the announcement. Then promote once event starts in a couple days. Come back next month to win the box of tea K-Cups.
#FREE BLOGGER OPP: 40 COUNT K-Cup Tea Giveaway ends 8/31 #prospecttea
PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies is hosting a giveaway for a 40 count Variety Pack Prospect Tea and needs your help promoting it!

Dates: August 1 - 31

Power Up Your Summer Sweepstakes

Enter to win a Tesla Model S worth $118,000 or $100,000 cash when you open an account at US Bank, or enter online without opening an account. Yes, that is the right number of zeros there. I find this part of the rules amusing:

Gypsum Lo from Lugz Giveaway

Need some casual shoes for the male in your life? Here's a chance to win a pair of Lugz for men. You can enter to win the shoes through August 8th, provided  you are in the United States. The style seems set, but certainly not the size.
Enter to win the Gypsum Lo from Lugz Giveaway. Ends 8/8.
Sponsored by:
 Lugz and Rosey The Coupon Coach!

Contest dates:  July 28 to August 8, 2014

Meet the Gypsum Lo from Lugz!  This casual men's style is not only comfortable but stylish enough to use with jeans or a nice pair of casual pants.

You can win your very own pair of these fabulous shoes valued at $45.00!

LEGO Ninjago Nindroids Giveaway

Big Lego fans in our house. Too bad we don't have a Nintendo system. If you do, and want to win their latest game, don't miss out on this giveaway. Giveaway runs through 8/12 and I don't know if it is US specific as the host didn't say. Checking...
Enter to win the LEGO Ninjago Nindroids Giveaway. Ends 8/12.
Do your kids love video games? Do you have a LEGO lover in your house? Then you should know that July 29th, LEGO Ninjago Nindroids was released for the Nintendo 3DS™ and Playstation®Vita™!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Beachbody Coach Christine $50 Target Giveaway

There seems to be a run on Target gift card giveaways of late. If you'd rather see some different prizes, let me know and when I look for other giveaways to join in on, I'll look for them. Personally, I'm not complaining about Target GCs. I can use them as fast as Amazon ones. You have through 8/11 to enter to win and it is US only. Good luck.
Enter the Beachbody Coach Christine $50 Target Giveaway. Ends 8/11.

Java John Z's, Giveaway Goddess, TomboyAngel, and several other awesome bloggers are joining Beachbody Coach Christine Horchak for an awesome $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway! The summer will soon be coming to a close and Back to School will be in full effect! Spend it on school supplies, clothes, groceries, whatever you want! Enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post for your chance to win!

ZUCA Mini Giveaway

When I first saw the pictures of these, I kept wondering what in the world are these. Be sure to read more about this carry-all for the traveling toddler. Looks kinda cool. The giveaway itself is US only and runs through 8/12. Good luck.
Enter the ZUCA Mini Giveaway. Ends 8/12. 
Welcome to the ZUCA Mini Giveaway Ends 8/12 at midnight CST
Sponsored: by ZUCA

Java John Z's is excited to be partnering up with several other great blogs to bring you this fun giveaway.  If you like you may head over and read Amy's review of the ZUCA Mini and see what all they have to offer a traveling toddler.

Beachin' Event Giveaway

As the beach season hits its peak, we have a big giveaway for just such a season, with over $800 in prizes. Be sure to check out all the prizes for the one and only one winner. Giveaway is US only and runs through 8/11. Good luck.
Enter the Beachin' Event Giveaway w/ over $800 in prizes. Giveaway ends 8/11.

Summer Is HERE And So Is The Beachin' Event!!

Andersons Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner and The More The Merrier love the Summer Season! To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers and wonderful sponsors to bring you great products that anyone would need for a great beach trip or beach themed party! ONE WINNER will walk away with this whole prize package worth over $900!
The Prize Package includes items from these sponsors:
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Block Island Organics – SPF 15 Lotion and After Sun Gel – $46
Dream Team Pets – Dream Pet of Choice – $20
Blue Rhino – Mr BarBQ Grill Tool Set – $60
Frogglez - Frogglez Goggles of Choice – $20
The Orb Factory – Make Your Own Glitter Chalk Set – $15
Wusic – Power Bank Charger – $50
Pint Size Projects – Beach Theme Activity Kit – $28
Kiss My Itch Goodbye – Itch Cream – $9
Boogie Board– Jot 8.5 eWriter– $38
Sand Gone – Sand Gone – $15
Margaritaville – Bali Drink Maker – $400
ezydog - dog life vest – $42
Coleman – puddle jumper – $20
Chichanella Bella – Sunkissed Sweetheart Swim Suit & Bonnett – $98
Beach Road Designs - Beach Sheet - $49
Keystrokes By Kimberly - Aveeno Skin Care Kit - $50

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Free Disney Vitamin Sample

Free Disney Vitamin Sample
Pickup a free sample of Disney Gummy Vitamins from NatureSmart.

Jam Audio™ Dance Daddy, Move Mama Contest

Want to win a $25,000 scholarship for your kid? Willing to embarrass yourself for it? Record yourself dancing for 5-15 seconds and post to Instagram/Vine and they can win an academic scholarship.
Enter the Jam Audio™ Dance Daddy, Move Mama Contest.

Eco Emi Giveaway

Are you into subscription boxes? Here's one that is for eco-friendly, natural crowd. US residents have until 8/9 to enter to win. Good luck.

Eco Emi Giveaway Sponsored by Eco Emi

Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Enter the Eco Emi Giveaway. Ends 8/9.
Eco Emi is the first eco friendly sampling service. They offer the opportunity to review five to ten samples of natural, organic, green, eco-friendly products sent right to your door wrapped in chic earth friendly material made from 100% recycled bottles. All of this for only $15 per month! All of their packages are adorned with 100% organic or vintage ribbons or they will often use 100% bamboo yarns. Part of the fun is that the package will look a little different every month. You will have the luxury of trying out an array of green products in the comfort of your own home or over a cup of herbal tea with close friends.

Ready, Set, Action Blogger Opp

Sign up by August 12th to participate in our next blogger opportunity that is part of the MOON group. There will be three winners of this video editing software. Not part of the group yet? Sign up is free.
Sign up for the Ready, Set, Action Blogger opp. Sign ups close 8/12.
3 Winners: 
 Total Value: $240
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