Friday, December 10, 2010

OMG, there are a TON of blog giveaways ending today!

I think half my list of blog giveaways are ending today - there's literally tens of thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs.

Here's a sampling of all the ones I've entered- don't judge me. LOL Some are for me, but some of these would make great Christmas gifts! My goal this year is to try and win all my Christmas gifts - I've done OK so far. The Serta bed I won from Survey Junkie I gave to my mom (she's beyond thrilled!), and I've won a few things for my son (who's main gift this year will be $400 worth of tires, and $600 worth of tie rods for his car *sigh*). I've still got a few other gifts to button up, but hopefully I'll do that after today :D

A Mom's Balancing Act and Thanks, Mail Carrier are each offering their readers a $75 CSN Stores gift card.

A Nut in a Nutshell is offering a $20 Cold Stone Creamery gift card.

At the Fence is offering a Christmas Gift Basket Classic from Gourmet Gift Baskets.

Baba's Farm Life is offering THREE of their readers The Weight Loss Mindset, as well as a $50 IGIGI gift certificate.

My Wee View is offering a $150 Burt's Bees gift pack.

The Not-So-Blog is offering a $100 gift card to Cracker Barrel (country fried steak, anyone?)

I entered to win $100 from Dear Crissy & ATG Stores! One of her readers will win, why not me?

Eighty MPH Mom has 3 giveaways ending today that I entered.
Head over to Eighty MPH Mom, where you can WIN Pyrex-Corelle-Chicago Cutlery – World Kitchen Grand Prize giveaway (1 winner takes all!)!

Don't need kitchen items? Head over to Eighty MPH Mom, where you can win a $75 ATG Stores Gift Certificate! Pick out what you want!

STILL not your thing? Well then, Head over to Eighty MPH Mom, where you can win a Mr. Beams Anywhere Ceiling Light ($39.99 ARV)!

The Mommy-Files is offering a Nestle Family Holiday Celebrations Gift Pack, which includes a cookbook (Southern Plate: Classic Comfort Food That Makes Everyone Feel Like Family, from Christy Jordan @ Southern Plate), as well as free coupons from Carnation® Evaporated Milk, Toll House® Morsels, Toll House® Refrigerated Cookie Dough, Juicy Juice® and Stouffer's®. Sounds great, doesn't it?

Jolly Mom is also offering a giveaway for this same Nestle Family Holiday Celebrations Gift Pack!

Pretty Pink Momma is offering a freshwater pearl necklace from I'd pick the white, 18" length with a white gold clasp for a classic look.

Sammi's Blog of Life is offering a Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer by Masterbuilt. Since it's meant to be used indoors, I could use it for so many things other than turkey!

The Queen of Swag! is offering a $75 Sears gift card.

Our Ordinary Life is offering a Flip UltraHD.

Mom Spark is offering a $75 shopping spree at Jockey.

MommyPR has 3 ending today - one for a great gift pack full of wonderful P&G products, one for another great gift pack filled with Nestle products, and the last one is for an Infinity Towel Warmer from WarmlyYours (perfect for these cold winter days/nights).

Thursday, December 9, 2010

American Express Gift Cards spreading their Seasons of Surprises to the blogosphere!

“This year, the American Express Gift Card that you give your friend or loved one may be worth more than you think. American Express Gift Cards is introducing the “Season of Surprises” promotion. Those who receive an American Express Gift Card can go online at to enter their Gift Card number and see if they have won one of 2,000 $25 Gift Cards or ten $10,000 instant win prizes. Once online, consumers will also be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize of $100,000.”

To get the word out about this great promotion, American Express Gift Cards has teamed up with several bloggers to sponsor giveaways of $25 American Express gift cards. Below is a list of the ones I know of, but I'm sure there's others!

If I win, I'll share these with my mom and my ex's mom - both are retired, and living on a fixed income there's no room for those little luxuries that we take for granted. Even $25 would be welcome, especially at this time of year! Plus, it's like also giving them a lottery ticket for the grand prize of $100,000!

The Bragging Mommy is giving away ten $25 gift cards on her blog on Dec 9th, and a SECOND set of ten $25 gift cards on Dec 16th!

Our Ordinary Life is also giving ten of her readers $25 gift cards. The giveaway ends Dec 9th.

If that wasn't generous enough - Our Ordinary Life will do a SECOND giveaway on Dec 13th, where five of her readers will get two $25 gift cards EACH! So, $50 worth of gift cards to five lucky readers!

Jennifer at Mom Spotted is doing it a little differently - FIVE of her readers will each win $100 gift cards!!

Rockin' Mama is giving ten of her readers $25 gift cards.

Mom Start is giving away ten $25 gift cards on Dec 13th, and then another ten will get $25 gift cards on Dec 20th!

Familylicious Reviews is giving ten of their readers $25 gift cards on Dec 5th, and another ten $25 gift cards on Dec 12th!

Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House will pick five of their readers to each receive a $100 gift card on Dec 17th.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Live, Love, Laugh with Leslie, MiracleBody Jeans and Emile Henry

Live, Love, Laugh with Leslie has 2 great giveaways ending today that I've entered.

The first one is for a pair of MiracleBody jeans. They were one of Oprah's Favorite Things, and after reading about them I can see why! I would love to own a pair for myself (Samantha style, boot cut in Mystic wash, please). Now that I'm losing weight things are getting a little "jiggly" so it would be nice to have these jeans suck me back in. LOL

The second one is for a prize pack from Emile Henry, containing a pizza stone in black (LOVE this), a Rosle Collapsible Colander in red, and lastly a Flame Top Dutch Oven/Stewpot 4.2 quart. I was lucky enough to receive an Emile Henry Stockpot earlier this year but I sent it to my mom, and she LOVES it! With her arthritis, the fact that it's ~30% lighter than a comparably-sized cast iron pot is important to her, especially when it's full of beef stew or greens. I'm so glad I could do that for her, but I'm secretly envious because I really wanted to keep it for myself!

Both of these giveaways are part of Leslie's Holiday Goodies Event, and she offers tons of entry opportunities.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Millstone Coffee and Folgers Gourmet Selections K-Cup (and Keurig Brewer) Giveaway

Keurig is sponsoring a giveaway on The Mommy-Files for a Keurig Single-Cup brewing system (model isn't specified).

Anyone who knows me knows I love my Keurig, and I hate not being able to drink coffee at work. If I'm lucky enough to win this, it's going in my office, along with a case of Donut Shop coffee! I've had to cut waay back on my caffeine on the recommendation of my nutritionist, but I can still indulge (just not as much!)

This giveaway 12-7.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Several great giveaways from Being Alison - You can eat, drink, watch movies and then get back into shape!!

It seems like I haven't entered one of Being Alison's giveaways in a looong time, now all of the sudden every day there's a new one I've entered! Right now, I've entered into these great giveaways:

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved for the Xbox Kinect. I need something else to add to my exercise routine - my weight loss is going a lot sloooower than I'd hoped.

$50 Visa gift card, as part of Swanson's Great Stuffing Debate that I blogged about here. There's TONS of bloggers running these giveaways right now!

A Roku HD Player. I've been reading about these all over, and I can't wait to own one. Maybe I'll get lucky!

A $100 e-GC to MyWinesDirect - just in time for all those holiday parties! The best part is everyone who enters the giveaway will get a $20 e-GC!

I'm wondering what goodie today's blog posts will bring?

Fun Saving Money - 2 great grilling giveaways end today

Funny, we had our first snowfall yesterday and today I'm trying to win 2 grilling giveaways from Fun Saving Money!

The first one is for a Steak Station Digital Meat Thermometer. Even though this would be great for the grill, I can definitely use it year-round for chickens, roasts, steaks, etc.

The second is for a Steven Raichlen Creme Brulee Kit and his Dessert Barbeque Rub. I love Creme Brulee, desserts, and I love Steven Raichlen, so this is a match made in foodie heaven!

Each giveaway offers several different entry options, so do any (or all!) to maximize your chances of winning.