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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Holiday Wrap-up Contests.

Let's see what we can find for the end of the year....

Parent Trend has $100 Best Buy card - ends 1/4

Prissy Green has $100 AmEx card plus robe & slippers - ends 1/4

I see a trend here.....

A Frugal Rhode Island Mama also has $100 AmEx card, robe & slippers - ends 1/4

Blisstree also has the $100 AmEx card, robe & slippers - ends 1/4

The Not-So-Blog also has the $100 AmEx card, robe & slippers - ends 1/4

A Wrestling Addicted Mommy has two $30 Walmart cards - ends 12/28.

Double Bugs has two $30 Walmart cards ends 12/31

Modern Mammi had two $30 Walmart cards ends 12/26.

Parent Trend has $200 Best Buy card - ends 12/27

Days Like These has 4 e-movie cash certificates ($12 each) and one (1) free coupon for a General Mills cereal - ends 12/28

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Thanks Giving

On this Christmas Eve I wish to be thankful.
1. For good friends.
2. A warm house.
3. A warm and fuzzy and funny cat named GiGi.
4. For winning a whole bunch of stuff this month:
An Oreck Pilot vacuum - biggest prize from MomFinds
Banner for the Raging Grannies (technically won last month got it this month)
SodaStream (how fun!) from Fru Frugal
$100 worth of Office Supplies
Honest Tech Audio Recorder (makes CDs from cassettes & LPs)
$50 AmEx card
$25 Visa card
$35 Amazon certificate
4 movie tickets
$55 worth of coupons for food & cleaning supplies (free products)
$20 Snapfish certificate
DVD of the movie Food, Inc.
Stadium Blanket (very soft & warm)
2 free passes to see "It's Complicated" - loved the movie and Meryl Streep

Wow! That's a lot of very useful stuff. I mostly try not to enter for things I wouldn't use, but sometimes I'm trying for a big prize & get a little one.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Money for the Holidays part 2

How about some spending money? I thought you'd say that. Here come some:

Riding with No Hands and Hilton are giving away a $250 Visa card and a night's stay at Homewood Suites Hotel by Hilton.

Mom Start has two:
Christmas at the Movies - courtesy of the movie It's Complicated (great movie, btw, I've seen it twice already)
for $50 Visa card

and American Express $50 Gift card from American Express

Monday, December 14, 2009

Raging Grannies Got Their Banner

I love winning things! This was a great win because we needed a new banner.
These pictures were taken at our holiday potluck on 12/07/09.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

How about money for the holidays?

Who couldn't use some extra cash? ME! These are mostly all for a $25 AmEx card from Hellman's. Check out their site for more contests.

Giliena's Sweet Inspiration giveaway ends tonite 12/10.

A giveaway every day is giving away a $25 AmEx card. Ends 12/14.
The new lucky winner of the $25 AMEX Gift Card from Hellmann's is...ME!!!!

Another site is She Scribes and Hellman's is supplying the $25 AmEx card. Ends 12/16.

Sneak another site: Rockin Mamma - Ends 12/18.

And one more: Mommy Goggles - ends 12/20

OK, just one more: Bonggamom Finds - Hellman's Giveaway ends 12/22.

Win $50 from Saving Money Plan - ends 12/16

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Coffee maker - This is a want not a need, but still....

I want one of those coffee makers that make one cup at a time and can make tea and hot chocolate as well. (since I don't drink coffee).

J. leigh designz is giving away a Keurig Platinum Brewing System with 4 boxes of K-Cups - ends 2/15

Feisty, Frugal and Fabulous is offering a Keurig Platinum Brewing System (ARV $169.95)! - ends 01/11

Riding with No Hands is offering a Keurig prize package thanks to Shoffee.com
- ends 12/09

Single Serve CoffeeDeals is giving away a Nescafe Dolce Gusto Single Serve Coffee Brewing Machine thanks to Shoffee.com
- ends 12/14

Monday, December 7, 2009

I love Holiday Contests!

We had a holiday pot-luck for the Raging Grannies of Denver tonight. The vinyl banner that I won was a big hit! We took pictures and I'll post one of the banner.

Today I received an email telling me that I won an Audio Recorder that transfers cassettes and LPs into digit formats. I have a large collection of LPs and many cassettes that I haven't listened to in ages. This will be great!

On to more holiday contests:

Win a great gift basket from One to Try and Bea's Gift Baskets - ends 12/11

How about 4 movie tickets? Lots of fun movies out this month.
Pink Lemonade is giving them away. Ends 12/10

Moms Focus Online is giving away a PUR pitcher. I drink lots of water and would like to have a PUR pitcher to add a bit of fun to my water. Ends 12/7.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More Holiday Contests

Seems like many sites are doing holiday contests. Here are some:

Quick! Enter to win 4 movie tickets at Playsational - ends 12/07

Perhaps you'd like $100 from Borders and Two of a Kind Working on a Full House. Ends 12/06

Newest one is $100 Walmart card from Frugal Sweeps and Deals and Shop at Home - ends 12/4

Win an adventure from Cloud 9 and LI Reviews - ends 11/24

How about a $50 gift card from Mommy Mandy - ends 11/22

Quick! Enter to win 4 movie tickets at A Hook A Line and A Girl - ends 11/30

Cold hands? - Warm Mouse! Win one from
Jabbering Jessi
or from Good Golly Miss Blondie.
Both from ValueRays - ends 11/21
And a new Warm Mouse from Misadventures in Baby Raising - ends 11/24


My friend Sherrie loves to use stickers so I will win a Xyron Sticker maker
for her from Fun Family Tips.


Win a Sleep Number Comfort Bed from Our Ordinary Life -
and from Lizzy Dear - ends 12/15.


Frugal Plus has many prizes up for grabs including a year's worth of chicken from El Pollo Loco.


If you are shopping this holiday season, a good site to check out is
Mom Start Saving for coupons and bargains.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Going Green

My Top Three Green-Living Tips:

1. Buy used. When you buy used items you are saving energy and money.
Thrift stores and garage sales are good places to shop.

2. Don't buy what you don't need. Stay out of stores.
The less you buy, the more time and money you save.

3. Get plenty of sleep. What does that have to do with green living?
When you are well-rested you stay healthier and think more clearly.
Then you can pay attention to what is good for you and the planet.

Check out LighterSaferGreener.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Holiday Contests

Looks like many sites are doing great holiday contests.

One yummy one is from What's Cooking which includes:
Meyer Natural Angus Jr. Sampler – includes 1 (5 oz) USDA Prime Filet Mignon Steak, 1 (10oz) USDA Prime Ribeye Steak, 1 (8 oz) USDA Prime New York Strip Steak, and 1 (6 oz) USDA Prime Top Sirloin Steak (ARV $49.95)
This one ends on 12/09/09.

Win $100 Visa card from Bonggamom Finds - ends 11/11

Win $100 Visa card from Mommy Mandy - ends 11/11

Win a $100 Sears card from Mommies with Cents - ends 11/14

Or how about a $200 Best Buy card - ends 11/15 from:
Angies Giveaway
Or Shop with Alanna
Or She Just Reviews It
Or Totally Together Reviews
Or Nikas Culinaria
Or Fluid Pudding
Or Product Reviews from a Quad Mom Named Suz
Or Mckmamma

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Campus Quilts

How many T-shirts do I own? Well, there are my current shirts in my bedroom closet, my un-current but still wearable ones either in my spare room closet or one drawer of a dresser in that room. Then there is the drawer of special memories shirts that are no longer wearable (mostly too small). I volunteer for many different organizations and special events and so I get a lot.

So when I came across these particular contests I was very interested.

Blogmania has a current contest for $150 certificate ending 11/30.

Katydid and Kid have a contest where the prize is a $150 certificate to a site called Campus Quilts.

And 3 Garnets and 2 Sapphires also has the same contest - ends 11/27.

And Life in a House of Blue also has the same contest.

Campus Quilt Company - makes quilts (and pillows) from your t-shirts, sweatshirts, ties, socks, hats, baby outfits, and any other memorable fabric.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Soda Stream

I will be enjoying MyWater Flavor Essences including: Lemon-Lime, Orange and Berry with my new Soda Stream

One from Take Time to Smell the Rose - ends 12/14

Another is from Because I Said So! (cute name) - ends 12/12

The latest site is Jo-Jo's Place - ends 12/08

A new site is A Working Bloging Mommy and it ends 12/08

The latest sites for a Soda Stream giveaway are from Mommy Loves Giveaways - ends 12/03

and A Happy Hippy Mom ends 12/02

from Ascending Butterfly. "Thanks to our friends at SodaStream, you have the opportunity to win a Penguin Starter Kit of your own! (This is a $199 value!!!!)"

or from The Alternative Consumer

or from Lizzy Dear's Life - ends 10/23

or from The Dirty Shirt - ends 11/15

or from She Scribes - ends 11/23

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Raging Grannies need a Banner

Yipee! Thanks to Uprinting and A Happy Hippy Mom
the Raging Grannies NOW have a new banner.

Update: At 4:05pm on Thursday December 3rd the Banner ARRIVED!
A friend of one of the Grannies did the artwork and it is beautiful!
Will post photo soon. See above.

I sing with the Raging Grannies of Denver and this would be great to have when we go to rallies and marches. Much better than the hand drawn sign we have now.

Momma is Sweeping is giving away a banner from UPrinting.

Jamies Precious Peas is giving away a banner from UPrinting.

Other sites giving away a banner from UPrinting:

Outnumbered 3 to 1

Minnesota Mamas Must Haves

Energizer Bunny's Mommy

Mom Most Traveled

3 garnets 2 sapphires - ends 10/12

My Red Apron - ends 10/15

Not So Average Mama - ends 10/15

Swampbrat - ends 10/17

Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile - ends 10/18

J Leigh designz - ends 10/19

Mommy Mandy - ends 10/20

A Hen's Nest - ends 10/22

Mama's Money Savers - ends 10/24

Contest Corner - ends 10/26

sanity is for those without children ends 10/27

A Happy Hippy Mom - ends 10/28

Ramblings of a Wanna be Writer - ends 10/28

Wee Shenanigans - ends 10/28

Stay at home Mom - ends 10/29

Thursday, September 17, 2009

$500 Walmart certificate

Who couldn't use $500 worth of food, clothing or other stuff?

I certainly could so I plan to win the contest at

A Happy Hippy Mom

It's a short-term contest that ends 9/19/09.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Coffe, Tea or Me?

I don't drink coffee but I love hot tea and hot chocolate. I will be winning a Keurig Brewer to help me with this.

Double Bugs is giving one away. Ends 9/7/09

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A new laptop and mini

A new HP laptop and mini would be welcome. Several sites are giving them away.

Daddy Forever

Friday, September 4, 2009

Can I use $200 Visa Card?

Are you kidding? Just had to put 4 new tires on my car. So it is good that these sites are each offering $200 Visa gift card.

The question they asked is: How you keep the lines of communication open with your children as they grow older and gain more freedom?

My answer is: I have no kids. The way I connect with people is to give them my complete attention and really listen to what they are saying (and not saying).

Found, Not Lost

Solid Ground

Smockity Reviews

More Little Bites


Retro Food

Healthier Happier You Reviews

Bridgett's Reviews

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Let's get a new laptop

A number of blogs are giving away a new Acer Aspire Timeline laptop computer.
Pay no attention to the links below because I'm going to win.
(Oh, all right, you can enter too since each site is giving one away).

Well, I hope someone reading this won because I didn't.

Ends on August 31, 2009 at 5PM PST.

Deb On The Rocks


Busy Mom

Bacon is my Enemy

Scrutiny by the Masses

Owl Haven

Mocha Momma

Want Not


Friday, August 21, 2009

Warm tootsies

Those who know me expect to see me without shoes. But when the snow is on the ground I do like a comfy pair of boots.

Sheepskin boots

So I plan to win a lovely pair of Whooga boots.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Need a new camera

Since mine was lost/stolen on my Alaska trip I need a new camera.

So I entered at Moody Mommy and at Fairy Blog Mother to win a great one.

"Frugal-Freebies.com is having a great Vivitar Vivicam 8025 digital camera giveaway sponsored by Vivitar.com - "We make it easy!" - with digital cameras, DVR's and accessories. Stop by before midnight Aug 28th EST to enter to win! "

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Meals for 1

Some yummy recipies on MS Modern

I like the cucumber salad.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Found some Alaska photos

I finally got around to doing my laundry and found the spare data card from my lost camera. It was in the pocket of my light-weight jacket. So now I have pictures from the first 4 days of my trip. The photos from the last 5 days of the trip, alas, are gone forever. But I have some great ones from Seattle and from Glacier Bay.

So I am entering a couple of contests for digital posters.

Win a High-Gloss or Semi-Gloss 18 x 24" Digitally Printed Poster From
Simply Stacie

and Reading with Monie

and Momma Young

and Thrifty Jinxy from Digital Room

and Housewife Confessions and babyjo

and swampbrat

and Misplaced City Girl

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

More trips

As if my cruise to Alaska wasn't enough (it was spectacular!) I thought it would be good to have some other trips in the future.

New Year's Eve in New York City sounds good to me so I've entered to win at It's a Blu World.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Need a new Digital Camera

Since my camera was lost/stolen on my Alaska trip, I need a new one. So I'll be entering some sweeps to win a new one. (Well, it worked for getting my Vado)

Good Golly Miss Blondie
has one for a Casio Exilim Digital Camera that ends August 6th.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Better Prizes to Win

Some prizes are better than others. Gift cards are great because you can spend them on exactly what you need.

Today I received a $100 American Express Gift card that I won from a local radio station. It will come in very handy for my trip to Seattle and Alaska on Friday.

Bonggamom is giving away a $250 Visa card

and a Wishbone prize pack with a $100 Grocery card.

And a $100 Visa Card from Oh! How Lovely!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Win Amazon Certificate

One of my favorite prizes to win (besides the new car) is an Amazon certificate. I recently got several things at Amazon for my Alaska trip with them.

Today I plan to win $25 Amazon certificate from: Bunny money blog courtesy of

Terri Krause
life in a house of blue from got free cards

Monday, June 8, 2009

Great things to win

It's getting a bit too close (17 days) til my Alaska trip to win anything and get it in time, but I'll keep trying.

I will be getting this great HP Mini from Bliss.

The Busy Mommy Spring into Summer Giveaway is now up. Great prizes to win including a Wii and Wii Fit.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Win a Poster for my Alaska pictures

Since I leave for my trip in less than 3 weeks I decided that getting a poster made of my best Alaskan shot would be great. (check out my North to Alaska blog)

So I entered at Caroneko's site to win one from Digital Room.

And I entered at the Thrifty Maven to win one from Uprinting.

And then I entered at Simple Stacie for another from Uprinting.

Today I entered at a happy hippy mom for another from Uprinting.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Contest of the Day

I will be winning a Keurig B70 Platinum Brewer with 4 boxes of K-Cups: 5/20-5/22/09 anyluckyday Contest of the Day http://anyluckyday.com/contest-of-the-day-keurig-platinum-brewer

Make your own sodas (I call it pop here in Colorado): anyluckyday Contest of the Day: Sodastream Fountain Jet - http://anyluckyday.com/contest-of-the-day-sodastream-fountain-jet#more-1629

I need a new water bottle: http://anyluckyday.com/contest-of-the-day-kor-one-hydration-vessel/comment-page-3#comment-8064

I recently got a new phone that has Bluetooth capability so I plan to win a cool headset at:

Monday, May 4, 2009

Summer Block Party -

The Virtual Summer Block Party is now on!

Your Four Hosts:
Erin @ the Mom Buzz
Susan @ Life in a House of Blue
Samantha @ As They Grow Up
Melinda @ Look What Mom Found

! We have almost 40 sponsors lined up and around 50 ITEMS TO GIVE-AWAY! And we're not just giving away item-after-item. We have three HUGE PRIZE PACKS that will go to THREE LUCKY WINNERS. Plus, we have plenty of single items to go around as well. The amount of winners will be incredible. And those three readers who win the prize packs will be set for summer. With sponsors like Bissell, Casio, Creative Labs Vado ...,

Vado Pocket Video CameraBumbleride FlyerPeek for E-mailUV Skinz ShirtShapewearToddler Glasses from Eyes Cream ShadesBlurb.comIntelligent First Aid Kit VictoriaPZurcher Personalized Kids Stainless Steel Water BottlesVanOodles CDsNo ThrowsDunkin Donuts

WEAR-YOUR-SHADES PRIZE PACK (Prize Pack B - $700)Vado Pocket Video CameraTuga SunwearShapewearBlurb.comKeeta Collection - $70 Gift CardKokopax Baby CarrierVanOodles CDsNo ThrowsSafety Mate Talking First Aid KitVictoriaPZurcher Personalized Kids Stainless Steel Water Bottles

"COOL SUMMER" PRIZE PACK(Prize Pack C - TOTAL VALUE $400)Vado Pocket Video CameraShapewearUV Skinz Bucket HatBlurb.comKushiesVanOodles CDsCuisinart Icecream Maker

Other $900 worth of prizes from other fabulous sponsors include:
Bissell Versus
Casio EX-S12
LTDChix -Laundry Shirt
Blurb.com - (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
gr8x.net Diaper Bag
Dozen Dunkin Donuts
Little Fit
Sheer Tan Starter Set with 6 Sheer Tan Sunless Tanning Aerosols

Win Stuff

From 3kidsandus Win a Keurig B70 Platinum Brewer with 4 boxes of K-Cups: enter by May 30th -


Win a bucket bike at Focus Organic: http://focusorganic.com/giveaway-madsen-bucket-cargo-bike-1299-value/
from Madsen Cycles: http://www.madsencycles.com/


Summer Block Party - zillions of prizes (well, a lot anyway)
at http://www.themombuzz.com/
and at http://www.lifeinahouseofblue.com/
and at http://www.astheygrowup.com/
and at http://www.lookwhatmomfound.com/
and last, but not least: http://www.playdatepicks.com/

win a Vado sponsored by http://us.creative.com/


Win a Motorola TN20:




Thursday, April 30, 2009

How about $250 Visa Card?

Contest is now up at


for a $250 Visa Card.

I think I will soon be starting a separate blog for my Alaska trip.....

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hot Diggity!!!!

I *will* be taking my new Vado HD Pocket Video Cam with me on my trip to Alaska!!@!!!!

Just got the email that I won it.

"O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!' She chortled in her joy. "

Win Slim Perfect Swimsuit

Win great swimsuit: http://www.astheygrowup.com/2009/04/slimperfect-review-giveaway.html

See them: http://slimperfect.com/


Monday, April 20, 2009

Vado HD pocket video cam

Do you see a trend here? I will be taking my new Vado to Alaska with me.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Vado HD Pocket Cam

I will be winning a Vado HD Pocket Cam for my cruise to Alaska in June.....


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

New obsession

twittering for entries into contests. like this: Win a Vado Pocket Video Cam http://tw2.us/QT #CNQueen, #11moms Please RT!