Well, my first day back at work after the long holiday weekend (we were off Friday and Monday, and Thursday was a half day). I'd say I'm looking forward to getting back into my routine... except I'm not. LOL
Lots of great giveaways that launched around the holidays are ending this week:
Sweeps4Bloggers is giving away a $100 gift certificate to Hayneedle. I thought I had an idea of what I wanted from their site, but when I looked today they have a HUGE sale going on. All their fitness equipment is up to 50% off, plus free shipping (using the code they provide)! Their tag line is, "Any routine, any pace, any gear you need." If I won, I could get the recumbent bike I've been wanting for less than $100 bucks - that's INSANE!
Mom to Bed by 8 has a giveaway for an Emile Henry Pizza Stone that ends on Saturday. I used to have a pizza stone and I loved it - but it got broken in the move 2 years ago, and I've not replaced it yet :( did all my baking on it - not just pizza, but bread (OK, so mostly frozen yeast rolls but it's still baking!) and I love the texture of the crust when I baked on one. I like that this has handles, so I can actually also serve it it! It's much more versatile than the pizza stone I used to have.
Latina on a Mission has a giveaway for a George Foreman Evolve Grill that also ends on Saturday. Since I'm trying to eat healthier, this would be great to win! I love that it has removeable plates, as well as a digital timer & temperature control. This makes the grill much easier to use for me, since I can start the chicken, burgers, whatever and set the timer while I put together the rest of the meal, and I don't have to worry about overcooking the food. It also has a deep-dish bake pan and a muffin insert, so you can use it for baking.
Sammi's Blog of Life is giving away a Friis 12 oz Stainless Steel coffee vault canister. I'd love to win this for my mom - she still uses a drip coffee maker and this would ensure that her cofee remains fresh! She's tried putting the opened bag into a ziploc container but this would work much better.
Simply Being Mommy is giving away a Flip UltraHD Video Camera featuring Mr. T to promote Gold Promise. Gold Promise buys your gold and/or platinum items. Unlike a lot of other companies that do the same thing, Gold Promise is a BBB accredited business, and they will make a $1 donation to Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation for each package of gold or jewelry items sent to them.
Lucas' Journey with Sensory Processing Disorder is giving away a $50 IGIGI gift certificate on Sunday. I'm hoping to win this, although I can't decide - do I combine it with a sale to get the Riviera Maxi Dress that I love at a great price (I should be a 22/24 by the summertime), or do I spend it on something I can wear now, like the Claire De Lune Wrap Dress in Teal? That's the only downside to weight loss - I keep shrinking out of clothes that I love :(
Baby Dickey's Giveaways is giving away a $100 Hayneedle gift certificate. Every time I look at their site, I decide I want something different! At the moment, I really like this Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope for my son. It's very highly rated and I know he'd enjoy it. This giveaway ends on Sunday the 9th.
One 2 Try is holding a giveaway sponsored by Plastic Jungle. Two lucky winners will each win a $50 gift certificate to one of Plastic Jungle's merchants (depending on availability). I'm not sure if I'd pick Best Buy, Target, or maybe even Krispy Kreme (free Hot & Now! LOL). Maybe Zumiez - my son wants a watch from their site, I could use it towards that.
Saturday Mornings is giving away 5 prizes, totalling $250! The prizes are cash or gift cards to Hobby Lobby, eBay, Best Buy or Jo-Ann Fabrics. Although the cash would be nice, any of the gift cards would definitely come in handy! They're trying to win Top Blog of 2010, and are currently in the Top 2. To vote for Saturday Mornings, please go to the following link: VOTE HERE. The contest ends Sunday at 9pm PT (midnight ET).