Monday, May 30, 2011

Win $100 Shutterfly GC from Blogher

Sprite has asked bloggers to share how important outdoor activity is for their kids and to showcase their own collection of Sprite green tabs. Find out what keeps bloggers' families in motion and how they'd like to see their communities refreshed.

Each blogger is also giving you a chance to win a $100 gift card to Shutterfly.com! Read each and enter for your chances to win! ends 5/31

BooMama feels the abundance of kids in her neighborhood has honestly been one of the best things that’s ever happened to our her boy. "Being outside with his buddies – whether it’s at our house or a neighbor’s house or the park – has taught him so much about building relationships and solving problems."

Suburban Turmoil acknowledges that she's lucky to live in Nashville, which is beautiful and has lots of spaces and places for families to play outdoors. "My seven-year-old daughter heads outside the moment she gets home from school each day and often doesn't come in until dusk!"

Finding Bonggamom shares that with her boys, she's discovered "they are actually more prepared to settle down and concentrate if they've just had a long, satisfying bout of outdoor play, so it's good for more than just getting them to sleep at night -- it's good for their mind, body and soul!"

Cheaper Than Therapy and her family make great use of their trampoline. "Not only are they outside in the fresh air getting exercise, but more importantly, they are playing together. I couldn't pay them to play together inside."

Busy Mom is a strong advocate of keeping her kids active outdoors. "Busy Boy (age 14) is seriously considering a career in Wildlife and Fisheries science that was sparked from his experiences at camp and being outdoors!"

Mom to the Screaming Masses admits that, "when you have kids, something miraculous happens. Even the most devoted couch potato around becomes a fierce devotee of the outdoors. Or, at the very least, you become a lover of sending the KIDS out to play outside!"

Home to Three Duncan Boys shares that her boys love being outside as much as can! "They are able to use their imagination more freely. They are also able to let out as much energy as possible!"

Jenny On The Spot agrees that outdoor activity is important for her kids. "Playing outside gives a child freedom to move. It clears their lungs… and getting outside provides an escape from the potentially mind-numbing options available indoors (the television, the computer, the couch, the potato chips…)."

Find out where to donate your tabs and learn other ways you can support the Sprite Spark Parks Project.

Win $100 from Blogher and MY WAY

Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the maker of ARM & HAMMER® branded products is celebrating the unique personality within every child, with the MY WAY!® line of oral care products: Spinbrush® MY WAY!® battery powered toothbrush for girls and boys with new Orajel® Kids MY WAY!™ Toothpaste. The MY WAY!® line offers kids the opportunity to creatively express themselves at the bathroom sink while encouraging better oral care habits. ends 6/9

Eleven bloggers and their kids are getting the opportunity to show off their creativity with their very own MY WAY!® products. Read each link below to see how much fun the kids had and check out their fabulously decorated toothbrush and toothpaste. Each blogger is also giving you the chance to win $100!

little bit funky said ~ "it made a chore into more of a joy."

"Enthusiastic thumbs-up from both girls, and they prefer it over the brand we were using" ~Said the kids at Salsa In China.

"The ARM & HAMMER® Spinbrush® MY WAY!® for Girls was a huge hit at our house." ~Said Fluid Pudding.

No Big Dill said ~ "Needless to say, both Spinbrush and the toothpaste were a hit with baby dills and this mama dill."

Rage Against The Minivan said~ 'Well, I am sure this comes as no surprise, but my kids have never been more excited about brushing their teeth."

"What better way to motivate a creative kid to brush her teeth than to let her get creative with the tools?! With stickers! It’s brilliant!" ~ Said Secret Agent Josephine.

"Oh, you're using my FAVORITE toothbrush and my FAVORITE toothpaste!!" ~ Said the kids over at Swistle.

Gen of Quadville said ~"Not only were they excited to have their own sets, but also they were SO PROUD of thttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifhe decorations."

Over at Jenny On The Spot, kids have been asking "Can I brush my teeth now?”

"The boys loved having their own toothpaste that was personalized and fun." ~ Said doobleh-vay.

"When they were finished decorating their Spinbrush and toothpaste, almost an hour later, they wanted to use them immediately. I pretended to think about it and was all, 'Well, I guess'...and they cheered!" ~ Said Raising Colorado.


I think every parent of a preschooler is shocked to discover how much drama can be involved in the simple act of brushing a child's teeth. Said mama manifesto reviews

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Win $100 Visa from Blogher & Libman

Libman recently asked ten bloggers to review the new Freedom! Spray Mop in their own homes. Find out why they all think the Freedom! Spray Mop makes good, clean sense!

Each blogger is also giving you a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card and a free Libman Freedom! Spray Mop! Read each post and enter for your chances to win!

The Frugal Girl adores that the handle “swivels in all directions, which means that it's great for reaching into corners and under cabinets. Super easy, super fast, and I'm sold…it's also simple enough for my kids to use, which opens up all sorts of possibilities!”

Secret Agent Josephine is able to kiss those days of sudsy buckets goodbye! “I like it. It's sturdy, it squirts my magical vinegar solution and when I'm done mopping, I can pop the handy-dandy wash-cloth pad thingy into the washing machine.”

Sew A Straight A Line loves that she can mix her own cleaning solutions up right inside the bottle. “The opening is fairly wide and there are measurement markings down each side for ratio control!”

Home To Three Duncan Boys: despises cleaning her kitchen floors, however, she loves the Libman Freedom Spray Mop! “I can go on and on about the greatness of this product like how much time it saves, how it’s eco-friendly, how eventually it will start to save you money!”

Roots and Wings is oh so happy with how this mop works! “My tiles are very uneven and most mops do not get into the huge bumps and grooves of my large tiles. However, the Libman mop’s pad is doing a great job for me!”

Jennifer Rizo's kids have been fighting over using the Libman Freedom Spray Mop! “They actually think it’s fun. If that would only work for cleaning the bathrooms.”

The Cottage Home really enjoys that there are no batteries needed, “you simply squeeze the handle and the solution sprays out of the mop onto the floor - easy peasy! I am honestly very happy with this spray mop!”

Joyful Abode likes that you can spray as much of http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifthe solution as you want in one area, and none in other areas. “I got up some spots that had been bugging me for a while…don’t ask me how long a while is!”

Rage Against The Minivan's kids like using the mop too! “They were actually fighting over who got to use it first. Two kids fighting over who will clean the floors? SWOON!” Find out her top three fav reasons you, too, should purchase the Libman Freedom Spray Mop!

It's Twinsanity doesn't like to use harsh chemical cleaners nor the idea of using disposable products in her home. “I’ve been mopping more often and spending far less time doing it. I am not ashamed to admit that I have fallen in love with this mop!”

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Need a new bed

Since I didn't win a new bed from a previous contest and I still need one, I'm entering the one at Go Graham Go.

Now one VERY lucky Go Graham Go reader will win a Sealy Next Generation Posturepedic Mattress Set (valued at $999)! ends 5/19

Friday, May 13, 2011

!Hola! Still Need Money for My Trip to Patagonia

So I keep entering contests to get me some cash money for my trip.

Thanks, Mail Carrier says: Is it time to Spread the Love of Vegetables to your family? Thanks to the generosity of Country Crock, three people will be able to do just that, because... One lucky person will win a $200 American Express Gift Card and two lucky people will win Veggie Party Kits (ARV $100)! ends 6/8

An Island Life says: Hilton HHonors is generously giving away $500 VISA Gift Card to one lucky winner! ends 6/2

Nicoles Nickels says: The folks over at Country Crock have graciously decided to give one (1) lucky Nicole’s Nickels reader a $200 giftcard to buy healthy groceries! Another reader will win their own Country Crock “Spread the Love of Vegetables” prize package just like the one I received! ends 5/30

Mommy Enterprises says: There will be THREE Lucky Winners to this giveaway….. 1st prize: (1) $200 American Express gift card to buy yummy and healthy vegetables! 2nd prize: (2) Veggie Party Kit! ends 5/27

Our Ordinary Life says: I have two prizes: TWO winners will receive a veggie party kit. The kit includes various interactive items like a “Today I Ate a Rainbow” kids’ calendar, vegetable chopper, kids’ aprons, gardening how-to kit, vegetable cookbook, and of course, Country Crock samples! Another winner will receive a $200 AMEX gift card. ends 5/26

Two Of A Kind, Working On A Full House says: Country Crock wants to spread the love to THREE of my readers. They will get a Veggie Party Kit of their own OR a Grand Prize $200 American Express Gift Card to buy healthy groceries. (3 prizes in total: 2 Veggie Party Kits (estimated value $100 per kit) and Grand Prize AMEX Gift Card valued at $200). ends 5/23

Being Alison is giving away $200 AmEx card. She says: WIN IT! There will be 3 winners! 1 winner will be getting a $200 AMEX GC. The other 2 will be getting a Veggie Party Kit just like I got! ends 5/25

She Scribes says: One lucky reader will win a $200.00 American Express (AMEX) gift card to stock up on healthy veggies from Country Crock. Two lucky runner-ups will win a special Veggie Party Kit valued at $115.00. ends 5/25

Head over to Eighty MPH Mom where you can win a $200 American Express gift card or 1 of 2 Country Crock Prize Packs! ends 5/25

She Scribes says: Lysol would also like to give a lucky reader a $50 American Express (AMEX) gift card just for participating. ends 5/18

Celebrate Love in Any Language with $100.00 Western Union Visa Gift Card #Giveaway from Momstart. ends 5/16

Win a $100 American Express Gift Card compliments of Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express and Life with Lisa. ends 5/15

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kindle or some cash

I'd like to have a Kindle; been wanting one for quite a while. I think it would be fun to take on that long plane ride to and from Santiago. Or the cash can go in my trip savings account. Or the Amazon cert for my long wish list.

Wealth Information is giving away an Amazon Kindle, some PayPal cash, and some Amazon certificates. ends 5/10