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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Schleich Toys Holiday Giveaway

If Santa didn't bring everything your kid wanted, here's a chance to win $1,000 worth of figurines and playsets from the folks at Schleich. Don't ask me how to pronounce it, but you have through January 2nd to enter. I don't know if it is US only or not, but the company is based in North Carolina. Good luck.

Off Topic Holiday Party Game Review

Looking for something to do for your next party, like New Year's Eve? Consider the card game Off Topic. How's it work? Quick, name two things that start with the letter K for the topics TV shows, Excuses to call in sick, Hippie hobbies, and Words to describe your grandma. Well... that's basically the game, and you only get points if your answers are unique among all the players. So, if you think grandma is kind, you'll probably get no points, as many people might think of that, but if you use the word knowledgeable or are lucky enough to have a Korean one... you'll probably have a better chance to score, unless playing with a sibling.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Digital Ivy $4,000 New Beginning Giveaway

Here's your chance to start the new year off with a great win and to pay off all those Christmas bills. The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on 1/20/20. Need to start getting used to writing 2020 for the year.... Good luck.

$2,500 Nordstrom Trunk Club Shopping Spree

Enter to win a $2,500 Nordstrom Trunk Club shopping spree. Just submit your email address before the year is done. US residents only. Then, to use the site (or credit if you win), you can create your  style profile to start working with an expert stylist. This involves a quick survey with questions like how you currently dress, what colors you dislike wearing, and what price points you're comfortable with for different clothing items. Ends 12/31.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Learn to Program with the KinderLab Robotics KIBO Robot Kit

My day job is that of a software developer. In other words, I get paid to program computers for a living. When given the chance to review a KIBO Robot Kit, I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Sure, my son is 12 and the kit is designed for 4-7 year old, but I got it for me to play with, not him. Yes, you read that right, the robot kit is meant to teach 4-7 year-old children how to program the KIBO robot, no screen required. Perfect age for my nephew, but he's about 1,400 miles away.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Popar Luminous SwagBag Backpack

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
Backpacks are a popular way to carry gear – they’re comfortable, they can fit a lot of stuff and you can have your choice of styles from professional to athletic. But, why pick just one backpack style when you can have one that can change its appearance whenever you want?

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

I'm not the best artist in the world so I grabbed a public domain picture to share.....

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all. Hope Santa was good to you.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

J.P. Licks Gift Basket Giveaway / Boston-Area

J.P. Licks is a homemade ice cream and coffee cafe with 17 locations in and around Boston. Based in Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts, they've been around since 1981. Through the end of the year, they're running a gift card special where you'll receive receive a $5 bonus for every $25 gift card purchase.
To help promote their bonus, we're running a giveaway of a gift basket from them, which includes a gift card and some of their coffee. One big catch with the giveaway... you have to pickup the prize in person. So... technically...  the giveaway is open to anyone... you just need to be local to pick it up the gift basket prize in person, within like a week or so of being notified of winning.

Nintendo Switch Giveaways

There is still time to try to win a Nintendo Switch (or Lite). You might not get it for Christmas, but you can still try to win. Including end date and where giveaway entries are open to wherever possible. Good luck.

Alexandria Book Blast and Excerpt

We have an inspirational political fiction title here from author BDL. Along with that, you get an excerpt from the title. Enjoy.

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Inspirational Political Fiction
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing

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Her biggest victory came at the finish line, but her greatest triumph was the End Game. Ruth is a legendary runner of the late twenty-first century whose biography inspires a dynamic political rebellion in a dystopic Judeo-Christophobic America. Her incredible World Class Life Story is paralleled by a quest to salvage her beloved nation from annihilation. But, she must first find a way to embolden a new generation of patriots to make a stand.

Alexandria ambitiously explores what happens in this type of society. Will this be the end of America? And freedom? Are you ready to see how this provocative epic tale unfolds? So get set. Get ready. And gear up for the spellbinding dramatic “End Game”.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Under a New Sun Series Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a five book sci-fi adventure series from author R.L. Blalock, with the latest book coming out next week. Along with the series info, there is a giveaway for an Amazon gift card and some swag. Open through 1/18/20. Good luck.
The Fall of Endurance 
Under a New Sun Book 1 
by R.L. Blalock 
Genre: SciFi Adventure 
Publication Date: September 30, 2019

A starship’s sirens scream into the void. Can a highly trained protector fight for peace on an unfamiliar world? 

It’s elite soldier Laure’s duty to protect the last of humanity. Four hundred years after Earth fell to alien invaders, she’s only known life on a colonization ship searching through space. But when the vessel is forced to crash land for emergency repairs, Laure comes face to face with a new breed of enemy. 

Struggling both to battle aliens and rescue her colonists, Laure never expects to find her other half on the strange planet. As her telepathic and physical bond with the alien grows, she’s horrified to discover the people she’s sworn to protect turn on her and consider her inhuman. 

Torn between two species, can Laure defend humankind from extinction? 

The Fall of Endurance is the first book in the futuristic Under a New Sun science fiction series. If you like alien encounters, high-stakes action, and strong heroines, then you’ll love R. L. Blalock’s riveting saga. 

Buy The Fall of Endurance to join the colonists in the stars today! 

**On Sale for only .99 cents!!** 

Termination Shock Book Blast and Excerpt

Gillian Andrews space opera series is just outo of this world. Only at book one of series but you have an excerpt of the title below. Enjoy.

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Book One of Interstellar Enforcement Agency
Space Opera (Scifi)
Date Published: First of December 2019

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In a galactic meltdown that threatens spacetime itself, the universe needs superheroes.  On offer:  a Spacelander with a slight attitude, an irritating protégée who talks back and vast alien beings who may span the cosmos but who have quite a problem communicating with other species.

The learning curve might be too steep.

Ryler Mallivan’s comfortable life as an upstanding young freighter captain has just imploded.  Avaraks are storming the training ship he is on and the bullets being fired are not blanks.  Interstellar war has broken out and unless he moves fast they will all be as stone dead as the instructor lying at his feet.

But this is one conflict they can never escape. The cause of the trouble is far closer than they know and will bring Mallivan and his ragbag fledgling crew under ferocious attack from all sides.

They are going to need all their wits about them if they are to stay alive. And they have to, because there is nobody else to save all their worlds from a doomsday weapon which is set to obliterate the entire cosmos.

Just how much can one lone spaceship do?

BRoken Exit Book Blast

We have hear a thriller from author K.N. Palmer. Apparently, it is a finalist in the 'First Novel' category of the 2019 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Competition. Worthy of a win?

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Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing

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Terrorists have targeted the Prime Minister in a Post BREXIT Britain and Barnaby Aitken finds himself on the run, rescued from certain death by a father out with his son for the day.

As the security services mount a rescue, the terrorists are always one step ahead.

Will the PM see out the night or can MI5 discover who is behind the plot and get to him in time?

An explosive and enthralling ride through political divides and the desire to stay alive.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Can You Guess What Every State Googles During Christmas?

In case you missed it, it’s almost Christmas, and the team at wanted to know what Americans were Googling the most around Christmastime. From “Santa Tracker” to “Best Christmas Lights Near Me” and even “Where to Buy Coal”, they found the most-Googled queries in every state!