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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Stay Safe on Halloween with LuxPro

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links
Stay Safe on Halloween with LuxPro
A little while back, we did a review of a LuxPro flashlight. With Halloween coming up, they have some great products to keep your little trick or treaters safe and they’re given you a treat along with it. All the gel glows are 35% off with free shipping. Small enough to carry but lots of light for safety. They also have LED glow arm bands. Just use code GLOW35 to save, until the end of the month.

[Giveaway] Citrus Lane Gift Box Subscription

Do you like those monthly subscription services? Here's a giveaway for a box of baby goods from Citrus Lane tailed to your child's age. The giveaway ends on October 22nd. Good luck.

Fage Does Blood Orange Yogurt

Was at the grocery store today and ran across a new flavor of Fage greek yogurt, Blood Orange. To put it mildly, we won't be buying again. To describe the flavor in one word, bitter. Nuf said. Has anyone else tried and liked?

Home is Where the Heat Is Blogger Opp

If you can use an infrared heater, we'll be having a giveaway for one starting in about ten days. Sign up to help promote if interested. Otherwise, just come back and to enter and try to win starting October 29th.
Sign up for the Home is Where the Heat Is Blogger Opp. Sign ups close 10/26.
Logan Portable Infrared Heater

Hosted by:
A Lucky Ladybug
Make Our Own Network
Sign-ups close 10/26

Lil Threadz T-Shirt Giveaway

Another US and CA giveaway here. Sorry Quebec, you're still left out. Enter to win a t-shirt for the kiddies from Lil Threadz. You have through 11/1 to enter. Good luck.
Enter the Lil Threadz T-Shirt Giveaway. Ends 11/1.
Photos courtesy of Lil Threadz Etsy store.

Welcome to the Lil Threadz
T-Shirt Giveaway

Sponsored By: Lil Threadz
Hosted By: Mixed Bag Mama

            In honor of Mixed Bag Mama's daughter turning 2, she has put together a giveaway event to celebrate! All week long, you will have a chance to win a variety of nifty kid products, gift cards, and birthday decor for your own little one's party! 

            Welcome to the final day of Mixed Bag Mama's Birthday Extravaganza Giveaway Event. I hope you all have enjoyed this week's giveaways and reviews! We're closing with a t-shirt giveaway from Lil Threadz on Etsy. According to their website, they specialize in providing "custom eco-friendly clothing for children and adults for a special occasion or everyday". If you're looking for clothing that is unique, eco-friendly, and made in the USA, look no further! Whether you're looking for an every day outfit or special birthday shirt, have a son or daughter, you are sure to find something you and your little one will love!

            To check out all of the shirts Lil Threadz offers and to stay up-to-date, you can visit their Etsy store, Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram. Also be sure to read Mixed Bag Mama's full review of her daughter's special birthday shirt!

Yankee Candle Giveaway

Here's a great giveaway for some Yankee Candles. We're big fans of them in our house. I'm sure you will be if you win. Ending 11/17, this is open to continental US residents only. Good luck.

Deliciously Savvy's YANKEE CANDLE Giveaway

Enter to win the Yankee Candle Giveaway. Ends 11/17.
Sponsored and Hosted By:
Co-Hosted By:
AND a BIG Thank You to all of the blogs helping to promote this giveaway!
I am a HUGE Yankee Candle Fan! And.... I decided to giveaway some of my most prized and favorite items! Enjoy and Cherish them. They are amazing! This is a prize package worth over $200!!!
I worked for Yankee Candle for about 10 Years & They are a Fabulous Company with Top Quality Products! I managed several of their stores over that time frame and I am a HUGE fan! Join me in an amazing fragrance venture! They smell heavenly and if you have NEVER tried YC candles...... you need to enter this giveaway when it is live! Fabulous fragrance experience and I invite everyone to join in! Did I mention that they are made in the USA!!! I loved that about YC candles!!!

barbar 2600 Titanium-Ionic Flat Iron Giveaway

My wife loves her flat iron. I have no clue what the brand is myself but if you're in the market for a new one, here's your chance to win an expensive one from barbar. Giveaway is US only and runs through 11/1. 
Enter the barbar 2600 Titanium-Ionic Flat Iron Giveaway. Ends 11/1.
Sponsor: barbar
The barbar 2600 Titanium-Ionic Flat Iron can be used on wet or dry hair to reduce styling time without damaging hair due to ionic ventilation holes that help seal in moisture. Equipped with 1-½” titanium plates and a maximum temperature setting of 450°F, this professional styling tool performs better and is kinder to your hair than ceramic or tourmaline flat irons, and can be used easily, effectively and quickly! You'll find the 2600 Flat Iron straightens your hair beautifully, creating a sleek and shiny look!

BlueLounge Giveaway

Check out the $170 prize pack for iPhone & iPad accessories. Do you want it? You might not want/need it all but some items you probably see an immediate use for. Enter if you want something there. The giveaway is open to US and CA residents. Giveaway ends 11/1.
Enter the BlueLounge Giveaway. Ends 11/1.
Welcome to the BlueLounge giveaway hosted by Housewife on a Mission 
and sponsored by BlueLounge!
BlueLounge is an award-winning international design studio known for innovative and sleek products created for consumers seeking relevant and honest solutions with a forward design aesthetic. BlueLounge electronics organization products are now available in select Target store locations nationwide, and to celebrate we are are giving away a prize pack to one of our readers, thanks to BlueLounge!

Rolio-- transforms your Apple Lightning charger cable into a super-portable wall dock. Wind up that excess cable slack, thread the USB end through the center of the spool and plug it into your Apple adapter to make your own iPhone wall dock.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Free Digital Subscription to Star Magazine

Enjoy a free one year Star Magazine digital subscription. No strings attached. You'll never receive a bill. This 52-issue subscription is yours, compliments of JudysHealthySnacks. Powered by Read on your PC or tablet.

Monitor the Kids Online with Teen Safe Giveaway

Enter the Monitor the Kids Online with Teen Safe Giveaway. Ends 10/31
Do you have a teen (or younger) and you want to monitor their cell phone activities or just need to know where they are (or at least their phone)? Consider the Android and iPhone app Teen Safe. They're sponsoring this giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to US and CA residents (except Quebec of course) and runs through the end of the month (10/31).

ELPH Band Giveaway

Here's a Halloween giveaway with a pair of winners. If you want to win a Target gift card and an Elph band, enter below. US only. Ends 10/31.
Enter the ELPH Band Giveaway. Ends 10/31.

Welcome to the ELPH Band Giveaway Event! Mom Powered Media, ELPH Band, and fantastic group of amazing bloggers have come together to bring you this event, just in time for Halloween.

Hosted by: Mom Powered Media
Sponsored by: ELPH Band

The ELPH Band is a link to your identifying information, such as your address, parent or guardian cell phone numbers and any other information you think is necessary, including medical conditions or drug allergies your child may have. Whether you're traveling to a theme park, zoo, park, a crowded festival or even the mall, the ELPH Band can help find your child in the event he/she gets separated from you. It only takes one second for a child to disappear out of your site.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

California Pizza Kitchen Gift Card Giveaway

Got Pizza? Here's a chance to win a $50 gift card for California Pizza Kitchen. You have through 10/30 to enter, for US residents only. Good luck.
Enter the California Pizza Kitchen Gift Card Giveaway. Ends 10/30.
Hosted by: Queen of Savings
Sponsor: California Pizza Kitchen
The first CPK opened in Beverly Hills in 1985. Former federal prosecutors Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax combined their passion for food with fresh high-quality ingredients to create innovative, hearth-baked pizzas such as The Original BBQ Chicken, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken, cooked in an open kitchen. The restaurant gave California a place in the pizza pantheon alongside Chicago and New York. Their California twist on global flavors resonated with guests, and almost immediately, CPK became a bustling spot for business and family gatherings.
Prize: $50 CPK eGift Card
Dates: 10/16-10/30
Open to: US Residents 18+
Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!

Frosty Fall Football Giveaway

It is football season now and here's a chance to win a 6-pack of Bottle Keepers and another six-pack of bottle openers. It is a continental US only giveaway with an end date of 10/31. Good luck.
Enter the Frosty Fall Football Giveaway. Ends 10/31.
6 Pack Bottle Openers
 Prize Value: $122
Hosted by:
A Lucky Ladybug
Make Our Own Network

SmartMat HTML Birthday Bash Giveaway

Growing up, Nintendo had the Power Pad which you could use as a controller. Here we basically have a newer version of the product, And you can win one. #Giveaway ends 10/30. US only.

Welcome to the #MommyMeBirthdayBash Hosted by Mommy By Nurture This is one of 22 prizes up for grabs this month!

To see all 22 prizes and their active dates to enter you can view the Mommy & Me Birthday Bash Event Page.
Enter the SmartMat HTML Birthday Bash Giveaway. ENds 10/30
This giveaway is sponsored by Happyville Smart Mat by Plasmart,Inc. for our guests of honor Nichole and Davin of Mommy By Nurture. Event coordinator for the #MommyMeBirthdayBash is Tales From A Southern Mom and our lovely co-host is Stellar Manic Mommy

One winner will receive a Happyville Smart Mat from PlasMart. Retail value $29.99 This mat is perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, and play areas. Easy to wipe clean and bold beautiful colors. To see a full review with photos please see the full review from Mommy By Nurture HERE.

Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated DVD Giveaway

Another DVD giveaway here thanks to friendly dog Scooby-Doo. This time for the whole Season 2, not available on DVD. This one runs through 11/3 and is for continental US residents only.

Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated DVD Giveaway
 Hosted  By
Holiday Contest and Sweeps
Co-Hosted By:

 My Devotional Thoughts
Peanut Butter and Whine
Michigan Savings and More
Simply Sherryl

Proudly Bring You The 

Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated
The Complete Season Two DVD Giveaway
Holiday Contest and Sweeps along with Warner Brothers Home Entertainment brings you the Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated The Complete Season Season Two Giveaway. This 4 Disk DVD set will captivate viewers with 26 episodes that will keep you children entertained for hours.
The Mystery Inc. crew is on the run again in this spooky second season of the hit Cartoon Network series! Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Fred and Velma are off on more outlandish adventures as the super sleuths race to outwit everything from creepy clowns, to aliens, to an evil entity determined to destroy the world!

The darkest secrets of their hometown of Crystal Cove, the "Most Hauntedest Place on Earth" are about to come to light, but will finally solving this mystery mean the end for Scooby-Doo and the Gang? Fans will be pleased to bring this frighteningly fun collection home for the entire family to watch.

Animaniacs Wakko’s Wish DVD Giveaway

Check out our latest DVD giveaway. This time, you can win the Animaniacs Wakko Wish on DVD. Entrants are continental US only and you have through 11/4 to "earn" a few pumpkin bsed upon wealther
Animaniacs Wakko's Wish DVD Giveaway
Hosted By:
Holiday Contest and Sweeps

Co-Hosted By:

My Devotional Thoughts
Michigan Saving and More
Simply Sherryl
Peanut Butter and Whine 

Presents to you the

Animaniacs Wakko's Wish DVD Giveaway

 Holiday Contest and Sweeps  is pleased to work with Warner Brothers Home Entertainment to bring you the first time on DVD, Animaniacs Wakko's Wish. Get ready for hilarious antics the whole family can enjoy together. Steven Spielberg Presents" Animaniacs Wakko's Wish, the feature length animated available on DVD for the first time. It's musical, magical mayhem in this wintry tale that will include 15 original songs. This DVD was just released in stores October 7th.

You've Just Been BOO-ed by BuyCostumes

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links
You've Just Been BOO-ed by BuyCostumes
You've just been "BOO-ed" by BuyCostumes! The latest chain reaction game sweeping this Halloween season has just hit your screen with a super discount - 20% off EVERYTHING at BuyCostumes when you use coupon code: AFCBOO20!

Now for the fun part... you get to go "BOO" your friends! Take this BuyCostumes offer and share it on their Facebook pages, pin it alongside their favorite Halloween pics, insert it into their Instagram feed, spread this "boo-tiful" offer everywhere!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Rumble Does Viral Videos

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rumble for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Rumble Does Viral Videos
My wife is always pointing out viral videos to me. For a change, it was my turn to find something to show her. I stopped by Rumble to see what I could find and found some fun and interesting animal videos that are starting to become a bit popular.

The first video is titled Little girl plays hide and seek with giant dog. For the record, the giant dog is a Newfoundland, and we have one, too. I don't think ours would have any chance of succeeding at this game but its a cute game. It is close to 3/4 of a million views already. Gee, if I'm that late to the game, perhaps my wife's already seen this.

Holiday Of Surprises Giveaway Event Week #1

Here's the start of our Holiday of Surprises Giveaway Event. A different giveaway each week for a while. They're all continental US only. This one ends 10/27. Good luck.
Holiday of Surprises Giveaway Event Week #1

Welcomes You To The

Holiday Of Surprises Giveaway Event Week #1

Grand Prize List:

Standard Concession Supply

New Gemmy Thanksgiving Inflatable back for 2014...This Thanksgiving Turkey is decked out in his Pilgrim Hat and is to ready liven up your yard or indoor location. Is it just us, or does this turkey looking slightly...nervous? Great economically priced Thanksgiving yard decoration for any budget. This 3 foot Airblown Thanksgiving Turkey lights up and self inflates in seconds. Everything included for quick and easy set-up.

Neutrogena / AmEx Pick Me and a Friend Giveaway

Want to win a $25 Amex gift card for you and a friend, and some Neutrogena, too? I'm not as excited about the Neutrogena prize, but you might be. Here's your chance to win. You have through 10/28 to enter. Good luck.
Enter the Neutrogena / AmEx Pick Me and a Friend Giveaway. Ends 10/28.
Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit line is a dermatologist-recommended products with naturally derived grapefruit extract plus vitamin C.
To learn 3 Tips on how to help your teen fight acne using Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit. Click (here) after you enter the giveaway.

Inateck Bluetooth Keyboard Review

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions states are my own and may differ from yours.
Inateck Bluetooth Keyboard Review
Have you ever been typing on your phone or tablet and had something a little longer than usual to type up and you didn't want to be stuck using the touchscreen keyboard offered by the device? The BK1002E Bluetooth keyboard from Inateck is just right for such situations.
Inateck Bluetooth Keyboard Review
As you can probably tell from all the blog posts here, I do quite a bit of writing, and the blog is barely half of what I write. I'm frequently out and about and have some down time where I can fill it by writing more, but there is only so long I'll bang on the screen of my phone to type something up. That's the perfect situation for the keyboard. With a keyboard, I can type 60 WPM. With a screen, its another story. I actually never timed myself there but I'm so error prone and risk all the bad autocorrect issues, I'd much rather type on a keyboard if I could. If I need to bang out an email that needs to be longer, I'll take the keyboard out and use it now versus giving a quick response and forget to send the longer response later when back at desktop/laptop. I really do like the thing and can type those lengthy SMS messages much more quickly with it.
The specs on the unit are 12.8 ounces with a size of 11.8 x 5 x 1.2 inches and Bluetooth 3.0. It comes in a classic white color. It takes two AAA batteries (not included) that go in on the back. (See picture above). Syncing to the device was simple. Just turn the keyboard on and press the neighboring connect button. Scan for it from the device, and they'll pair after you type in a six digit connect code on the keyboard. Yeah, that was weird without the screen to see what you were typing, but it is just a short sequence to pair. After that, you're all set. For instance, I went into the messaging app and after selecting a recipient just started typing to enter my message. I had to go back to the screen/device to send, but typing the message went so much more quickly having a standard size (miniature a little) QWERTY keyboard versus having to peck on the screen. I've found myself using it much more often than expected.

My one dislike of the device is there is no carrying case. It tends to get thrown around a little. If I forget to turn it off, I might see some mysterious key presses on the phone. Depending upon the app your in, this could produce some interesting results.

Overall, a great, lightweight device that you'll find yourself using more than you ever expected for sending messages, or just writing in general. Looking forward to using it more and more.

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Getting to Know Minigols Foosball Table with Giveaway

Minigols Foosball Table Giveaway. Ends 12/1
Do you like Foosball? Minigols offers a different view of the game table. Instead of your standard players spinning around, they provide collectible players that match up with real teams. They aren't just painted with your team colors and fixed in place. Instead, first, they're interchangeable, but, more importantly, they are the actual likeness of the real players.
The names are on the bases there. The bases come off when you put the players on the field. It is an interesting take to make their foosball tables more unique, and the players are supposedly collectible. The team specific tables go for $230, while the extra team packs are $65 or $60.
What teams will you find? Minigols has licensed some national soccer teams including Mexico, Germany, Spain, and Argentina as well as the three most popular club soccer/football teams in the world with over 50 million fans each: Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Manchester United. They're also starting to add U.S. soccer teams, too, such as Los Angeles Galaxy and Seattle Sounders.
Want to win a table for yourself? Check it out and enter to win a Mingols Foosball Table with Customizable Soccer Teams & Players below. Giveaway starts 10/15 and runs through 12/1/14.

Clean Spin 360 Mop Giveaway

I don't like cleaning. Do you? Here's the latest gadget to make cleaning easier. Check the review and enter to win if you're interested in giving it a try. Continental US residents have through 11/3 to enter. Good luck.

Clean Spin 360 Mop
Enter the Clean Spin 360 Mop Giveaway. Ends 11/3.

Step2 Deluxe Art Master Desk Giveaway

I think we had this art desk a few years back. I cashed in some frequent flyer miles for it and a portable DVD player. It is a fun little art desk, though you do have to stock it yourself. The giveaway here is for just the art desk. US residents have through 10/29 to enter to win. Make a kid really happy.
Enter the Step2 Deluxe Art Master Desk Giveaway. Ends 10/29.

Do you have a little artist at home? 

Children love to create & your little one will enjoy coloring, painting, writing & more on the Step2 Deluxe Art Master Desk!

Jessica at IHeart-Motherhood recently had the privilege of reviewing the Step2 Deluxe Art Master Desk for her daughter, you can read her full review as well as view more photos here!

Buy it: The Deluxe Art Master Desk can be purchased directly from Step2 online, it's currently on sale for $89.99!

Win it: One lucky reader will win the Deluxe Art Master Desk from Step2!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Google Express Launches Same Day Delivery in Boston Today

Google Express Launches Same Day Delivery in Boston Today
Look for some Google wrapped Toyota Prius' and Ford Transit's in the area today. They'll be making same day deliveries under the Google Express name for purchases to several area stores including Costco, Barnes & Nobel, and Walgreens. Just another delivery option that will surely make a difference come the holidays. No drones yet here.
Google Express Delivery Area

Exceptional Teaching Do.A.Dot Marker Giveaway

Who wants to win and have some fun with the prize? This looks really fun. Giveaway is open to US and CA residents. You have through 10/28 to enter to win. Good luck.
Enter the Exceptional Teaching Do.A.Dot Marker Giveaway. Ends 10/28.
Photos courtesy of Exceptional Teaching's website.

Welcome to the Exceptional Teaching 
Do.A.Dot Art & Activity Book Giveaway

Sponsored By: Exceptional Teaching
Hosted By: Mixed Bag Mama

            In honor of Mixed Bag Mama's daughter turning 2, she has put together a giveaway event to celebrate! All week long, you will have a chance to win a variety of nifty kid products, gift cards, and birthday decor for your own little one's party! 

            Welcome to day 4 of Mixed Bag Mama's Birthday Extravaganza Giveaway Event! Today's giveaway is brought to you by Exceptional Teaching, which specializes in providing products for those with special needs. As their website states, "Our mission is to help individuals with special needs acquire the skills and attitudes required to function effectively as contributing members of society. The corporation accomplishes its mission by providing affordable and innovative products for individuals of all ages having special needs as well as all those who serve this population."

Chair-Pak/Solar-Pak on Kickstarter

Have you ever thought about carrying around a solar charger on your back so your phone / tablet never runs of power? How about with an adjustable seat built-in, too? Me neither, but, it sounds like a really cool idea. The product is called Solar-Pak and they recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise some funds.

Cariloha Bamboo Sheets Giveaway

Feel good if you win our next giveaway. Who'd have thunk they make sheets out of bamboo now. What do you think? Giveaway is US only through 10/27.

Cariloha Bamboo Sheets Event

Enter the Cariloha Bamboo Sheets Giveaway. Ends 10/27.
There is a chill in the air and Cariloha wants to make sure you are cozy and comfortable! Enjoy the softest bedding on the planet made from naturally luxurious bamboo. These odor-resistant sheets are softer than 1,000-thread-count Egyptian cotton, making them a must-have favorite for the entire household. Did you know that Cariloha isn't just known for their Bamboo Sheets, they also make Blankets, Towels and Bath Mats in their home line.

Groovy Lab in a Box Giveaway

Here's a giveaway for a kid's subscription box. The great thing about this giveaway is its for a full year's worth, not just a single sample box. US residents have through 11/4 to enter to win.
@GroovyLabinaBox #STEM #giveaway perfect for #homeschool science curriculum  
Sponsored by: Groovy Lab in a Box
Hosted by:  The Squishable Baby
Groovy Lab in a Box is a monthly subscription STEM box with comprehensive hands-on activities in engineering, physics, chemistry and math.  Your child will be treated to a full year-long science curriculum - focused on developing experimentation, creativity, and problem solving skills - all while creating a love for science.  Groovy Lab in a Box is fun, engaging and complete science learning experience.  Look at how much we enjoyed our launch-it box...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Get Ready for the Cold with Lands' End + Sweepstakes

Lands' End is giving away a trip for FIVE to Michigan to enjoy a four-day winter excursion worth $12,000. More importantly though  Lands’ End is hosting a series of #LEOuterwear Twitter Parties on #traveltuesday starting from October 7 through November 11, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT. During the one-hour Twitter events, you can receive outerwear style and shopping advice, travel tips, and another chance to win great outerwear giveaways.

A Gift Between Us Blogger Opp

I sampled earlier in the year (review). Here's our next chance to give them away. Sign up for this blogger opportunity to giveaway five prizes. Sign ups close 11/10.
5 Winners
$50 Gift Code to

Hosted by:
A Lucky Ladybug
Make Our Own Network

GEICO Motorcycle Love Ride 31 Sweepstakes

GEICO Motorcycle Love Ride 31 Sweepstakes
I haven't posted a giveaway/sweepstakes for a big boy toy in a while. Here's the chance to win a 2015 Harley Davidson Street 500 Motorcycle worth $7,094. The picture shows 2014 bike but the rules say 2015. Enter through 10/24/14. 

McDonald's McCafe Swag Bag Giveaway

¿Got coffee? Here's a chance to win a swag bag of McDonalds McCafe goodies. US residents have through 10/27 to enter to win. What do you think? Win some caffeine.

Welcome To Our McDonald's McCafe Swag Bag Sweepstakes~
Enter the McDonald's McCafe Swag Bag Giveaway. Ends 10/27.
Sponsored By McDonald's

I recently attended a McDonald's Open Door Blogger Tour for a McCafe Blogging Event. Stopping by to grab a bite to eat from a fast food restaurant and I am sure you will agree with me has to offer healthy options. This is something that the McDonald's Menu has. I have tried everything from their egg white McMuffin to the fruit parfaits and I must say that everything I tried was very tasty and delicious. You can go HERE to rMust be ead what Tammie learned about producing the perfect coffee bean for McCafe coffee.

Bissell Bolt Doesn't Cut Corners Sweepstakes

Bissell Bolt Doesn't Cut Corners Sweepstakes
Submit your favorite cleaning tip for the chance to win a new Bolt from Bissell. Each week from Oct 6 - 31, 2014, you'll have a chance to win a BOLT Ion.