Sunday, December 05, 2010

Visit Leslie, She loves Veggies

It's been forever since I entered a giveaway or wrote anything about giveaways on this blog. Yesterday I discovered the Holiday Blog Hop, lots and lots of giveaways that ended yesterday. I'm always late to the party! I did enter a couple, but time ran out before I got around to visiting the various blogs involved in the giveaways. One blog I did visit was an old favorite, Leslie Loves Veggies. I've been an email subscriber to this blog for a long time, so I do keep up with her reviews and giveaways, I just don't get around to entering the giveaways very often. This blog is very well written, easy to navigate, and filled with useful reviews! Today I decided I would pick a few of Leslie's many giveaways to enter. I only entered a few because I don't like to take the odds away from the folks who could really use her fabulous prizes. If I already have the prize or I don't need it, I want someone else to win. So, here are the giveaways I entered (just remember there are many more great giveaways and reviews at Leslie Loves Veggies):

A Prize Package that includes two samples of Chex Cereal & a $25 Gift Card valid at the Kroger Family of Stores (I love my local Krogers!) Ends 12/23. Go here.

A Milk Chocolate Bar & a Dark Chocolate Bar {$5 Value} from Bubble Chocolate. Yummmm, who doesn't love chocolate?? Five winners, ends 12/6. Enter here.

A Prize Package that will include six products from the Waverly™ Tableware Collection by Hefty & a few free product coupons too! {$24 Value} You won't believe how beautiful this tableware is! I would seriously love this. Ends 12/9.
Enter here.

This is the giveaway that first attracted my attention. I've been putting off buying a new hairdryer for months. The prize is an Infiniti Pro by Conair™ 1875-Watt Salon-Performance AC Motor Styling Tool {$38 value} Fingers crossed! Ends 12/11.

The next giveaway I entered is a chance to win Stainless Steel 1 Quart Saucepan with Cover {$129.95} Oh my, could I ever use this over the holidays! My daughters and I cook up a storm, and we're always needing another pot or pan. Ends 12/12. Enter here.

And how about this great giveaway: a beautiful prize package of goodies from Rubbermaid & Sharpie® for review! (15 piece Rubbermaid TakeAlongs set, a Sharpie Stainless Steel Permanent Marker, Sharpie Retractable Markers and a few Sharpie Pen Retractables) Ends 12/15.

A $50 Gift Code for CSN Stores or any one of their 200+ affiliates! The possibilities, oh the possibilities! This giveaway ends 12/22. Enter here.

Chocolate, more blessed chocolate! 24 Cadbury Roast Almond Chocolate Bars to be exact. For a chance at this deliciousness, go here. Ends 12/20.

Next we have a giveaway that ends on 12/17 for a $25 Gift Certificate to Oh! Nuts. I think I love cashews and pistachios as much as I love my dog. Well, almost. Go here to enter.

How about a 6 Pack of Assorted Individually Wrapped Gourmet Marshmallows {$15 Value} from Marshmerries! I had never heard of this company till today. That's why I love reviews...I'm always learning about new products. These gourmet marshmallows would make my youngest daughter sooo happy. Ends 12/13 here.

Last, but not least, two Leslie Loves Veggies Readers will win a Heavenly Joy Gourmet Cookie Box {$45 Value} More yummmies! This ends on 12/19, and you can enter here.

I need to remind you that these are merely the giveaways I'm entering, and there are many more great prizes to win on Leslie Loves Veggies. Visit her blog, you won't be sorry!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fun Giveaways at Sweeps4Bloggers

Giveaways can be fun. You never know what you might win. I rarely win anything, but I have found some fantastic products through the reviews on giveaway sites. If you're interested in entering some unique and fun giveaways, head over to Sweeps4Bloggers. I think you'll be surprised by the variety and quantity of current giveaways.
First, you might just win a Secretariat gift pack. Yes, Secretariat the famous racehorse. The movie will be out soon, and I can't wait to see it. If you aren't familiar with the story of Secretariat, I think you're in for a huge treat when you see the movie. The giveaway ends on 10/8, so hurry and enter.
When you visit Sweeps4Bloggers check out the Scentsy warmer and bars giveaway. I can just smell the wonderful scents offered by this company.
Another giveaway I entered on the Sweeps4Bloggers site is for a $50 gift certificate to Dakota's Personalized Gifts. I checked out the site and the selection of gifts is pretty great. The website is well organized, and I think you'll find something for everyone. Go here to enter.
The final giveaway I'm going to mention here (but believe me, there are many more at Sweeps4Bloggers) is for reusable shopping bags. I love reusable bags. I use them for everything from library books to toys and snacks, not to mention groceries and drugstore items. The bags being given away on Sweeps4Bloggers are Ecozuri bags, all made from recycled plastic. The set includes six bags in great colors. Enter here for a chance at an Ecozuri Forget Me Not Bag Set.

Vanilla Beans

Vanilla beans. Sigh. I've wanted real vanilla beans for years, but they are soooo expensive. If you want a chance to win some, head over to Leslie Loves Veggies and enter her Rodelle Harvest Gourmet Baking Gift Basket giveaway. Here's the link: (in case the above link doesn't work) The gift basket includes: Pure Vanilla, Gourmet Vanilla, Vanilla Sugar, Vanilla Beans (2 count) and Cocoa! {$50 Value} Wow!
While you're visiting Leslie Loves Veggies, take a peek at her other giveaways. Check this out: The generous folks at CSN Stores & are going to Bless ONE Leslie Loves Veggies Reader with a $50 Gift Code for CSN Stores! CSN carries all sorts of kitchen goodies like beautiful Correlle dinnerware. I own some really old Correlle ware, and I'm here to tell you that stuff is great. Dishwasher safe, microwaveable, durable, pretty. If I won the gift certificate I would immediately
pick out new Correlle dinnerware! Here's the link:
Now, I want to share one more giveaway at Leslie Loves Veggies. Hold onto your hat because she's giving away an Oreck Halo UV-C Vacuum Cleaner! Oh yeah, that's a $599.95 value. My vacuum cleaner is literally 16 years old. It has seen me through a ton of dirt and dust removal, but I'm sad to say it has lost it's good suction. I now have to vacuum over most areas at least six or seven times. I need to toss it out, but I hate the added expense of buying a new one. Anyway, enough vacuum woes because I'm going to enter this giveaway and cross my fingers! Thanks for the chance Leslie. Go enter!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

I love reusable shopping bags!

I do. I really do, but I only have a couple. Actually, I HAD a couple until my daughter packed for college. She had books and magazines in one bag and clothes stuffed in the other. So I decided I needed to buy myself two or three and hide them. When I googled reusable shopping bags I found a blog that was giving away a Yoga Mom Grocery Bag. The bag looks roomy and strong. Needless to say, I'm entering and my fingers are crossed. You can enter too by going here: Naddez's Goody Corner. While you're there, take a look around this fun blog! Thanks Naddez!

I just found another shopping tote giveaway at Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife. This blog is full of honest reviews and giveaways, as well as thrifty deals. Gotta love that! Go enter and check out this great blog. Oh, I think the author has a corgi or two. As a fellow corgi owner, I feel a kinship!

What a Summer!

It's August and I have just one question - What happened to June and July??? And hasn't this been a news filled summer? Michael Jackson and Farrah, Jon and Kate, Palin, Sotomayor, the gym shooting, universal health care... (and here's where I'm gonna insert a little something to think about: Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 - December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

The Socialist Party candidate for President of the US, Norman Thomas, said this in a 1944 campaign speech:

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every principle of our socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without ever knowing how it happened." He went on to say: "I no longer need to run on the Socialist Party ticket because the Democrat Party has now adopted our platform.

Anyone who isn't worried about the direction our country is currently headed should take a few days to read a bit of history and think about the future of their children.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Summer Block Party Starts Tomorrow!

The Virtual Summer Block Party Starts Tomorrow and I can't wait. The four hosts are the Mom Buzz, Life in a House of Blue, As They Grow Up, and Look What Mom Found. These ladies have been working on this huge giveaway(s) for months. They have almost 40 sponsors and aboug 50 items to giveaway. Three lucky winners will win large prize packs! Read more about this huge event here. Below are the Prize Packages and the sponsors:

(Prize Pack A - $900)

Vado Pocket Video Camera
Bumbleride Flyer
Peek for E-mail
UV Skinz Shirt

Toddler Glasses from Eyes Cream Shades
VictoriaPZurcher Personalized Kids Stainless Steel Water Bottles
VanOodles CDs
No Throws
Dunkin Donuts
Intelligent First Aid Kit

(Prize Pack B - $700)
Vado Pocket Video Camera
Tuga Sunwear
Keeta Collection - $70 Gift Card
Kokopax Baby Carrier
VanOodles CDs
No Throws
Safety Mate Talking First Aid Kit
VictoriaPZurcher Personalized Kids Stainless Steel Water Bottles

(Prize Pack C - TOTAL VALUE $400)
Vado Pocket Video Camera
UV Skinz Bucket Hat
VanOodles CDs
Cuisinart Icecream Maker

Other $900 worth of prizes from other fabulous sponsors include:

Bissell Versus
Casio EX-S12
LTDChix -Laundry Shirt - (2 More Winners!)
Going to Grandma's Suitcase
Protectabub-stroller shade or car seat shade
Breezy Bags reusable bags
Anklet from The Jewelry Box
Baby Banz
Mutsy Grow Up Seat
Eyes Cream Shades

Revolution Foods Jammy Sammy Sampler and Kids TShirt
WallarooHats Diaper Bag
Dozen Dunkin Donuts
Little Fit
Sheer Tan Starter Set with 6 Sheer Tan Sunless Tanning Aerosols

Good luck to all and many thanks to the sponsors and hosts!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Another Weekend and a Few Great Giveaways!

Do you ever feel like time is going by so quickly that you can't catch your breath? It seems as if I wake up in the morning and before I know it, it's night again and I'm back in bed. I keep thinking Christmas was only a week ago, so how can it be May already? And wasn't it yesterday that my daughter was yelling "April Fool" after putting a fake spider on my shoulder! How can it be May 1st??? Anyway, it's the weekend again and here are a few giveaways I'm entering:

* Simply Stacie is having an Asian heritage month giveaway. I love to read, and the prize includes several books which interest me greatly because I have 2 daughters adopted from China and S. Korea. Stacie is also hosting a Latino Book Month giveaway. I would be happy winning either one. Thanks Stacie!

* carp(e) libris reviews is also giving away an Asian American fiction novel. As I mentioned above, my daughters are Asian so I'm always interested in reading Asian literature. This giveaway is Water Ghosts by Shawna Yang Ryan. I just read the review for this book on Amazon and I can't wait to get my hands on it!

* In honor of her daughter's 7th birthday, Sweet Savings is giving away a $50 GC to Borders! I would rather read than do almost anything else. My mother is the same way, and if I won this I would give it to her for Mother's Day! To enter, go here: Happy Birthday to Sweet Savings' daughter!

* The last 3 giveaways have been book related, so I'll continue with that theme. Ready When You Are, C.B. (I love that name) is hosting a giveaway for a vampire novel. I believe this particular book was made into a movie in Sweden, but I'm not sure. The title of the book is Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist and translated by Ebba Segerberg. It's about vampires, but not the cute, sexy ones that are so popular right now. To read more about this book and to enter the giveaway go here:

* I can't believe I found yet another book related giveaway! I love books and I read whenever I get a few free minutes. Melissa's Bookshelf is giving one very lucky reader a $20 GC to Amazon. If I won this, I think I would use it to buy my daughter the first book in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. She wants to read the entire series this summer. I love when my kids read! Thanks for this giveaway Melissa!

* 3 Kids and Us is giving away a little item I have wanted for over a year - the Keurig Platinum Brewing System! The Keurig Platinum Brewing system is a single-cup brewing system that allows you to enjoy a variety of hot drinks like coffee, tea and hot cocoa. To read more about this product and other Keurig items, go to the Keurig site. Good Luck.

* Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House is hosting a giveaway for something I would love to own - A steam mop from Reliable. It's the Steamboy T1 Steam Floor Mop and it makes cleaning a snap. I am trying to eliminate as many harmful chemical as possible, so cleaning with steam would be a welcome addition to my cleaning supplies. And did you know this steam floor mop cleans carpet stains!!! Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House is also giving one reader the chance to win a $25 GC to Build-A-Bear. To enter, go here: Good Luck!

* I love food and I love those cheese biscuits at Red Lobster. 5 Minutes for Giveaways is giving away a $50 GC to Red Lobster! I wonder how many cheese biscuits $50 will buy? Thanks 5 Minutes for Giveaways for the chance to stuff myself with yummy seafood! Oh, after you enter don't forget to visit the other 5 Minutes sites. They're all good!

* Where'd All My Money Go?! is hosting my favorite kind of giveaway - a $100 GC to anywhere the winner chooses. How great is that!! This is in celebration of the blog owners 10,000 blog hits. After you enter, and I know you will, look around this blog. Where'd All My Money Go?! is an avid paper crafter and some of her scrapbook pages are just downright gorgeous!

* The Mom Buzz is hosting a "green" giveaway for a Scott Green Gift Bag. You really should check out the new Scott Naturals products because I'm sure you will find new ways to help your family go green! I know I did.

* I ran across this giveaway when I was searching for something to send my 3 year old niece. I was searching for something personalized and this is what I found - a giveaway for a personalized CD of children's songs. This would be absolutely perfect to send to a young child that you have special feelings for. If I win, I'm going to put it in a decorated envelope and mail it to my favorite 3 year old! The giveaway is hosted by The Giveaway. Go, enter!

* With all the news concerning the swine flu or whatever they want us to call it now, this is a very timely giveaway. 3 Kids and Us is giving one lucky reader the chance to win a box of Kleenex Anti-Viral tissues and a $50 Visa GC! Woooohoooo To read about Kleenex Anti-Viral Tissues and ways to stay healthy go to Battle the Bug. Good luck and be well.

* I grew up eating Betty Crocker brownies and cakes. I loved them then and I love them now! Sage and Savvy is giving away the Mixer Gift Basket filled with items to help you bake yummmy Betty Crocker treats. Go to this site, The Mixer, and read about some neat cooking tips and hints. Thank you Sage and Savvy!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

$250 Visa Card Giveaway at Therapeutic (AD-FREE)

Thanks to BlogHer and Capri-Sun Sunrise you can enter to win a $250 Visa Gift Card!!
Just head over to Therapeutic (AD_FREE) and leave a comment or two. Entries are easy, just the way I like them! Good luck.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Not just any old gift basket

Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House is hosting a giveaway for a gift basket from Gourmet Gift Baskets. The basket being given away is a Mother's Day Classic Gardening basket, and boy oh boy is it full of good stuff! Go read about it at Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House. Enter!
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