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Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Ultimate Blog Party 2013 #UBP13

Ultimate Blog Party 2013

The Ultimate Blog Party is just that — the ultimate place to party and meet new friends, (but no babysitters, airplanes, or tickets necessary.)

My blog is about entering and winning contests. And this party is all about winning.

To enter to win the Prizes on the Prize Page you must fill out a PRIZE ENTRY FORM. You can submit it any time before midnight Friday April 13th. So take your time and browse the prize listings, because in your entry form you will have the chance to indicate your top prize choices from the incredible Ultimate Blog Party 2013 Prize Pool!

Ultimate Blog Party 2013 Prize Page over $200

Ultimate Blog Party 2013 Prize Page $50 – $99

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Win a Kindle in April

Kindle Fire HD 7" Giveaway

The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HD (US Only)

  Or $199 Amazon.com Gift Card (International)

  Or $199 in Paypal Cash (International)

Sponsoring Bloggers & Authors
  1. I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
  2. Author Jennifer Laurens
  3. Author Lena Sledge
  4. Kelly's Lucky You
  5. Author Lori Verni-Fogarsi
  6. Phantasmic Reads
  7. Author Rebecca Talley
  8. Author Ednah Walter
  9. Author Heather Bixler
  10. Girls With Books
  11. My Life With Books
  12. Author Rae Z. Ryans
  13. All Fantasy Worlds
  14. Author Michael Young
  15. Book Angel Booktopia
  16. Lori's Reading Corner
  17. Books R Us
  18. Books 4 Tomorrow
  19. Author T. Lynne Tolles
  20. Good Choice Reading
  21. Curling Up With A Good Book
  22. Auggie-Talk
  23. A Bookish Escape
  24. Paranormal Book Club
  25. Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf
  26. Amethyst Daydreams
  27. Pink Fluffy Hearts
  28. Love. Without You
  29. Books, Books, the Magical Fruit
  30. Author Lisa Voison
  31. Tasty Book Tours
  32. Fae Books
  33. Author Cindy C. Bennett
  34. Author Emma Michaels
  35. Author Lia Fairchild
  36. Fade Into Fantasy
  37. Pieces of Whimsy
  38. Author Rachael Renee Anderson
  39. Feed Your Reader
  40. Lovely Reads

Giveaway Details
1 winner will receive their choice of a Kindle Fire 7" HD (US Only), $199 Amazon Gift Card or $199 in Paypal Cash (International). Ends 4/30/13

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Prize value $199 US.

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Friday, April 5, 2013


Main contest page,  Wine Travel Destinations article about Monterey County and our review page of wines from Monterey!

The winner of this contest recieves:

  • A trip for TWO to the Wine Enthusiast's Best Wine Travel Destination of 2013, Monterey, California!
  • Two nights, three days stay at Hotel Pacific: This boutique hotel is conveniently located in downtown Monterey, California, just a few minutes from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and other top area attractions. The luxury, all-suite accommodations feature fireplaces, complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments and luxurious feather bedding.
  • VIP tasting & tour at Bernardus Winery, valued at $350: Introduce yourself to Monterey Wine Country with a visit to Bernardus Winery in Carmel Valley. You'll spend the day in the Carmel Valley Village sipping award-winning wines and touring the Bernardus estate vineyard. Vineyard manager Matt Shea will begin the tour with an educational walk through Ingrid’s Vineyard in front of the Bernardus Lodge. Enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and an artisinal cheese plate as you learn what makes the Carmel Valley region especially well suited for wine production.
    Ends 4/5

    Where to Dine
    When Restaurant 1833 opened in downtown Monterey, it instantly raised the city’s culinary reputation. Located in one of California’s oldest adobe buildings (hence the name, which honors the year in which the structure was built), it offers fresh, skillfully crafted cuisine and a wine list so extensive, it has been described as an auction catalog. The cocktail selection is easily the best on the Monterey Peninsula. The atmosphere is lively, crowded and happy, with most entrées coming in around or above $25.
    Where to Stay
    The chic Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is conveniently located on Cannery Row in the city of Monterey. Many rooms have expansive views of Monterey Bay (and sounds, too—the crashing of surf, the barking of harbor seals and sea lions).
    Where to Taste
    A Taste of Monterey on crowded Cannery Row features the offerings of over 85 local wineries in a tasting bar-type setting. It’s the perfect place to sample the best of Monterey, especially if you’re staying nearby and don’t want to drive. For individual winery visits, start with Morgan. The tasting room is in Carmel, and you can sample a wide range of reserve and regular Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, Syrahs and other wines from this well-regarded producer.Talbott Vineyards offers some of the region’s most complex Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs at its location on the River Road Wine Trail, which winds scenically along the base of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Chalone Vineyards is a true pioneer in California Pinot Noir. Its tasting room is way up in the Gavilan Mountain Range, above Soledad, east of the 101 Freeway.