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$50 Visa Gift Card and 3 Boxes of Lenzies Disposable wipes #Giveaway {Ends 4/18}

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Sponsored by: Lenzies Wipes

Hosted by: FoodnService

Lenzies Wipes: Disposable Wipes for Glasses & Electronics

Lenzies disposable wipes were made with travel and convenience in mind for cleaning your glasses and other electronic devices. If you’re an on the go person, then Lenzies created a great solution for you when you need to clean your glasses, phones, tablets, and laptops screens!

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Lenzies disposable wipes are great for when you need to clean your glasses while you’re own the go! It also has a Anti-fog and and Anti-static formula that helps in different weather scenarios or seasons of the year, especially when pollen count is really high! The Lenzies disposable wipes are great for when traveling or when you’re at the office and are need of a quick clean!

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Are you on your phone making calls or playings that much need game to pass time, and notice all of those fingerprints on your screen? With Lenzies disposable wipes, you’ll be able to clean your phone screen on the spot! The disposable wipes are compact enough to even fit inside your wallet or pocket. It’s compact and and super thin!

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I love how Lenzies disposable wipes are great for laptop and computer screens, especially with it’s anti-static formula! If you’re a slave to your laptop or computer for work, then this is a great cleaning solution to fit your needs. It will help reduce the amount of airborne pollen, dust, and pet dander is flying around your office or home.

The best part of Lenzies disposable wipes? They give you a 60 day money back guarantee with no questions asked! That’s how much they believe in their product! To make it better, Lenzies is offering a 20% off coupon code for even bigger savings! Simply click this link and visit Lenzies Disposable Wipes on Amazon, and use coupon code: ONEWIPE2

Lenzies is offering an amazing giveaway! You have a change to win a $50 Visa Gift Card and 3 Boxes of Lenzies Disposable wipes!

lenzies giveaway

Must be 18 years or older to enter
Open to US only
Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen
The prize will be fulfilled by Sponsor
Ends 4/18/15

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$25 Walmart GC #Giveaway {Ends 4/23}

I’m excited to be joining with Lauren to help her promote this event with Walmart and P&G, where one lucky reader can win a $25 Walmart Gift Card! What is your favorite P&G Brand? It’s a toss up for me, we use so many of them! We are particularly partial to Tide, Bounty, and Charmin :)

Now through Thursday, April 30th, 2015 you can purchase your favorite P&G products at Walmart with amazing savings. Here are just some of the amazing products you can stock pile.


·         Tide Liquid Laundry Detergent
·         Tide Simply Clean and Fresh Liquid Laundry Detergent
·         Charmin Ultra Soft or Ultra Strong Toilet Paper
·         Bounty Mega Roll Select-A-Size Paper Towels
·         Luvs Super Absorbent Diapers
·         Pampers Swaddlers Huge Pack
·         Tampax Pearl Plastic, Super Absorbency
·         Always Ultra Thin Long Super Unscented Pads
·         Always Discreet Maximum Underwear
·         Always Discreet Moderate Regular Length Pads



So what are your waiting for? Take advantage of the limited-time rollbacks and guaranteed low prices on P&G products today. Stop by the store today or shop online! Don’t
forget shipping is free on all orders over $50. If you prefer, you can pick your order
up at your local store.
Walmart.com
also offers different payment options, including the option to pay with
cash
if you don’t want to use a credit card online and Paypal! With so many
ways to save on all your favorite products, especially the great brands
from P &G, you can’t lose when you shop on Walmart.

The Giveaway 


One lucky winner is going to receive a $25 Walmart GC to help you cash in on this sale. To
enter just fill out the Giveaway tools below. Open to
the US only. Giveaway will end 4/23/14. The
winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply.
Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this fantastic prize.


The Best Photo Book For Mother’s Day Gifts

Montage

*FTC Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase using my links.*

The Best Photo Book For Mother’s Day Gifts
What better way to celebrate the important women in your life this Mother’s Day than with a beautiful photo book full of memories! We’re all guilty of taking hundreds of pictures throughout the year but never printing them out to remind us of the magic moments spent with our loved ones.  Enter Montage, the best photo book choice for quickly and beautifully printing out your pictures in keepsake form. Montage photo books come in three sizes starting at $29, and they do all of the work for you. They automatically place your photos in the best layout, factoring in chronology, important moments, and picture quality, and then allow you to make adjustments where desired. The entire creation process takes less than 15 minutes, making it the best photo book for those of us who are crunched on time. The books come standard with an eco-friendly leather cover and premium lay-flat pages, guaranteeing you get a keepsake product that will last for years to come. This is a mother’s day gift that is sure to keep on giving!

Be sure to visit MONTAGE today to place your order in time for Mother’s Day delivery with FREE SHIPPING valid through 6/30/15!

 


Body After Baby #Giveaway {Ends 4/30}

Welcome to the Body After Baby Giveaway!
Hosted by Spit Up is the New Black

I’ve teamed up with Ashley over at Spit Up is the New Black for a giveaway packed with products to help you bounce back (and feel good) after having a baby, whether it’s been 4 months or 4 years! We have an awesome group of products lined up, from yoga apparel and organic bath and body products to a sleek and fashionable activity tracker and even a jogging stroller. Together, this prize suite is valued at over $950!

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#BodyAfterBaby Prize Suite:

ONE lucky winner will win ALL of the items listed above! To enter to win this suite of prizes, please use the entry form below. Open to residents of the contiguous US states and D.C. ages 18+. Giveaway closes 4/30/15 at 11:59PM ET. Good luck!

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. Prizes to be fulfilled by the following participating companies: Cirrus Fitness, Naples Soap Company, Soybu, Hold Your Haunches, Greenlite Meals, Abdominal Connections, Misfit, and Healthy Surprise. All prizes in prize suite are subject to vary based on inventory and may be replaced with a similar product. Colors may vary. Spit Up is the New Black and the participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. Open to residents of the contiguous US & D.C. ages 18+.


Showered With Love #Giveaway {Ends 4/15} #showeredlove

Showered With Love Event

The Showered with Love Event will run from April 1-15, giving you plenty of time to enter all of the great Baby Shower inspired giveaways, in the linky below, and don’t miss the two amazing Grand Prizes from our hosts – a Combi Go and Grow Walker, Play Table and Chairs on Lindsey Blogs and an amazing New Baby Prize Package featuring products from Piyo Piyo, Lulujo, ZOOCCHINI, Poncho Baby, and Bitybean on Viva Veltoro!

The prize at this stop will be a $25 Amazon Gift Card. I LOVE buying baby gifts from Amazon, and encourage all new moms that I personally know to check out Amazon Mom. With the current promotion they have running, you can get a 30 Day Free Trial, a $20 Credit, and an extra 20% off select Pampers Diapers with Subscribe & Save! (I use Subscribe & Save for toilet paper, dish soap, laundry soap, toothpaste, and more, and I LOVE it!!!!).

Be sure to hop around to each blogger in the linky under my giveaway!




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Disclosure: So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, and the Showered with Love participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.


Dove Olive Oil #Giveaway {Ends 4/7} #DoveOliveOil

Dove Olive Oil Giveaway

 Dove Olive Oil Giveaway

Dove Olive Oil Giveaway

Having a husband who is Italian and children who enjoy eating Italian food as much as their father does, I use Olive Oil in my personal kitchen many times each week. It’s great for so many different recipes, but I also using when sauteing onions or vegetables! While I personally haven’t tried the Dove Brand Olive Oils yet, my interest is intrigued after reading about the variety of products they offer, and I will be looking for them on my next grocery trip. I hope you enjoy this giveaway I’ve joined with Heidi to help her promote, and I’d love to know what is your favorite recipe to use Olive Oil in?!

Save More Spend Less with Heidi has worked with Dove Olive Oil for several years and has fallen in love with their products.  She has a plethora of recipes on her site using them and each flavor is as unique as the next one.  But she wanted to share the love of her products so she worked with Dove to come up with this great giveaway.  

About Dove Olive Oil

Dove Olive Oil has been in business since July 2010 and have a wonderful collection of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Balsamic Vinegar as well as lots of other great products for your kitchen.  They have over 60 varieties of Extra Virgin Olive Oils. Balsamics and more from across the globe at Dove Olive Oils but carry lots of other great products as well.  Some of the other products include: 

Seasonings including: Dove Black Truffle Fine Sea Salt, Dove Espresso Brava Sea Salt, Dove Garlic Herb Signature Seasoning, Dove Hickory Smoked Sea Salt, Hiwa Kai-Black Hawaiian Sea Salt, Dove Tuscan Herb Signature Seasoning Blend and Dove Vanilla Bean Seat Salt.

Balsamic Vinegar include Blueberry, Espresso, Strawberry, and Vanilla Balsamic to name a few but they carry approximately 35 varieties! So there is always a new flavor available to try! 

Hand-Packaged Pastas including Angel Hair, Fettuccine, Linguine and even Rotini in 8 unique flavors! 

Vegetable Rotini

Spinach Linguine

Fettuccine (Jalapeno, Pumpkin, Red Pepper, or Vegetable)

Angel Hair includes Chipotle and Egg Angel Hair to name a few! With all of these products you can turn your normal everyday kitchen into a gourmet kitchen for a night or two a month! Their prices are all reasonable and are perfect for making meals even more delightful! 

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Photo Credit Dove Olive Oil

They have sampler packs available of their most popular flavors, or large Gourmet Gift Baskets for any price range. As you can see Dove Olive Oil is a one stop shop for all of your Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar and more!! Dove has a store in Branson, Missouri so if you are in the area you should definitely stop by and see what all they have to offer. Here is a glimpse of their storefront so you know what you are looking for when you visit! 

Dove Olive Oil Storefront

Photo Credit Dove Olive Oil

 

Be sure to like Dove Olive Oil on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest too! But that’s not all all Dove Olive Oil is giving away a $100 worth of products to one lucky reader! It will be a combination prize basket filled with goodies straight from their Branson Store Shelves! So be sure you get entered for your chance to win on the Rafflecopter below!! Good luck! 

 
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Giveaway Details

Must be 18 years old or older US residents in order to win.

Dates will be 03/30/15-04/07/15 (at midnight)

Winners have 24 hours to claim their prize via email.

Dove Olive Oil is responsible for shipment of the prize not the individual blogs helping promote this event.

Disclosure: The opinions expressed are my own and may differ from yours. (Your blog name here)  is not responsible for prize shipment and didn’t receive any compensation for this post. For questions concerning this giveaway or to host your own giveaway please contact smslwithheidi@gmail.com.

Make sure you get entered for your chance to win all of these great giveaways too!


Zidders.com Review & $50 Walmart #Giveaway {Ends April 5}

When I am personally working with brands on giveaway prizes, I encourage them to offer gift cards so winners can choose the prize that best suits their personal needs. I frequently offer gift cards as prizes in giveaway hops for similar reasons. I also tend to give gift cards as gifts to friends and family, because I want them to be able to splurge on something for themselves that they might not otherwise spend money to buy. I have personally used bidding sites to get gift cards at discounts, it’s just important to make sure the site you purchase from is safe and secure, such as Zidders. When I saw that Monica was working with Zidders on a review and gift card giveaway, I knew it was one I’d like to help her promote, and hopefully one of my readers is the winner of this group giveaway event. Good Luck, I hope you enjoy the event!

 Have you tried Zidders.com yet?  Zidders.com is a bidding site that you can use to get brand name, new, top of the line items that you want for just $0.99!  That’s right — ninety-nine cents!  How is that possible, you ask?  It’s easy using 4 simple steps:

1.  You sign up at Zidders.com, enter a username, mail address and password, fill in your basic profile information and you’re all set! Zidders will even get you started with 10 FREE bids!

2.  Since Zidders.com is so much fun, you can purchase a bid bucket that suits your budget. For example, a bucket of 50 bids is yours for $30.

3.  You find the items that you’ve been wanting:  iPhones, TVs, MacBooks, iPads, etc.  Place a bid!  It’s that easy!

4.  The item you want may have multiple bidders.  Each time a bidder bid, the item’s timer resets.  If yours is the current bid when the item’s timer reaches 0:00, you’ve WON! Then you pay 99 cents for the item!!!

If the gift card to Walmart that you’ve been wanting to give your Mom for her birthday is $50, and you’ve bid 20 times on it and win it, you’ve actually only paid $20 plus 99 cents!  You’ve saved $29!

So, does this sound too good to be true?  There’s no catch – Zidders.com makes money from the sale of the bid buckets and this allows them to give you the items for just 99 cents! I thought it sounded zany, but after researching it thoroughly it is legit and an easy way to get the things you’ve always wanted, but couldn’t afford!  I recommend giving them a try!

The gracious folks at Zidders.com have agreed to give one of my readers a $50 Walmart Giftcard!  Just enter using the GiveawayTools below, US only please and good luck!

 

Disclosure:  Monica’s Rants, Raves & Reviews received product and/or compensation in exchange for an honest review, and is responsible for winner notification and working with the sponsor on prize fulfillment, my opinion remains my own. 
 
 
 

 


Summer Camps for your children

Summer Camps for your children

It’s not too early to start planning for summer camps for your children! When we lived in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, we had annual membership passes to the Science Museum because my kids enjoyed visiting frequently. ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps are now enrolling not only in Oklahoma, but several other states as well. You can click the previous link to visit their website to learn more information about locations, dates, times, prices, and other information about the S.T.E.A.M. education: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math camps!

Robotics Camp

This sponsored post is written by me, all thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own.

    • ROBOTS-4-U Summer Camps Now Enrolling – Where Fun, Thinking & Learning comes to Life!
      Visit the website, Twitter:@Robots4U and be sure to like on Facebook.com/Robots4Usummercamp.
    • DYNAMIC ART & DESIGN Summer Camps Now Enrolling – Where Technology Meets Creativity!
      Visit the website, Twitter:@Robots4U #DynamicArt and be sure to like on Facebook.com/DynamicArtClassCampers
    • Kids will have a BLAST, while learning and playing in a dynamic environment. Learning about Robotics and Science, in an independent and exciting way!

If your children are more excited about Art or Design, they may prefer to attend a Dynamic Art & Design Camp over the summer. The ART kits contain motors, circuits, and batteries, all essential in making moving sculpture. They also use traditional tools such as pipe cleaners, construction paper, pom poms, felt, and googly eyes to enhance the physical projects. I have a child that LOVES building things, art projects, and science in this age range, he’d love to attend one of these camps!

  • Robot / Science / Engineering / Day Camp / Challenges
  • Camps Girls and Boys – Aged 7 to 14
  • Robot Camps and Dynamic Art Camps offered during June, July and August
  • Hands on Learning, Self-Paced. Beginners to Expert!
  • KEY INFORMATION:
  • 1 week (5 days) long
  • Days: Monday to Friday Times: 9:00-11:30a.m. and 12:30-3:00 p.m.
  • CAMPERS RATIO: 1 Instructor to 16 participants
  • Register early as camps do fill up quickly!
  • Each Camper Individually uses a ROBOTICS or DYNAMIC ART Kit. Robot kits do not go home with campers but are available for purchase!

P.S. I found coupon code links on some of their social media posts, so be sure to check for those to get available discounts when registering!!!


Get paid for sharing an opinion!


Survey Spot

This sponsored post is brought to you on behalf of Survey Spot, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

When I first became a stay at home mom, I was interested in finding ways to use my professional skills online to help me earn a little extra cash from time to time to help pay for extras, or just pad the savings account. One easy way I found to do that was taking surveys online. I had infants at home, and I quickly learned that there were many surveys available to me with my specific profile. I was thrilled that I’d found a way to get paid for sharing an opinion!

At Survey Spot, it’s really easy to get paid to take surveys online and then you can use the extra money to pad your own savings account, pay for extras, or support a hobby.

There are many topics available to take surveys on, there is likely something for just about everyone! Topics include things such as food, movies, television, politics, new products, health topics, etc. Each time you complete a survey, you earn points. You can redeem those points for cash right, earn gift cards to stores such as Amazon, iTunes, and more.

Survey Spot is FREE to join, and each quarter they do a $10,000 prize draw from all active members! You get an entry for each completed survey, and there are no limits on the number of entries.

Ready to join? CLICK HERE to visit the Survey Spot website to create your profile today!


Spring 2015 Fashionista #Giveaway Event {Ends 3/20} #FashionistaEvents

Spring 2015 Fashionista Giveaway Event

The Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years and Katy from ModlyChic. All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has a minimum of $125 prize!

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Practical Frugality is providing a $125 Kohl’s Gift Card for the 2015 Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event, which is running from March 12 – 20. There are over 100 blogs participating, and over $26,000 in prizes from all combined blogs! Interested in sponsoring a prize here for the FALL 2015 Event? Email me at kpuleski@gmail.com with the subject line FALL 2015 FASHIONISTA GIVEAWAY SPONSOR and we can discuss arrangements. Total Prize value must each be valued at $125 or more per sponsor, to meet this events minimum requirements.

2015 Spring Fashionista Grand Prize

GRAND PRIZE INFO: The Spring Fashionista Events 2015 Grand Prize is $500 PayPal (worldwide where allowed by law). For every giveaway in the Spring Fashionista Event that you enter, you gain one entry toward the Spring Fashionista Grand Prize. 1 Grand Prize winner will receive $500 PayPal cash. 1 first prize winner will receive $300 gift certificate to Monroe and Main. Isn’t that stunning?

LEGAL Stuff: 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 48 hours to respond once contacted. Still Blonde after all these YEARS , Modly Chic, SPRING Fashionista Events Giveaway or the Spring Fashionista Events Giveaway bloggers are not responsible for sponsors/bloggers that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby.In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! Compensation was not provided to the owner of this blog for participating in this event. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook. Happy Entering!


March 2015 Totally Awesome $750 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 3/31/15}

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Prize: $750 Amazon Gift Card

I LOVE participating in these monthly giveaways, and hope that you enjoy them too! I personally use Amazon to buy many things each month because I can get them at a reasonable price and since we are members of Amazon Prime, the FREE 2 Day shipping is very nice! What is your favorite thing to purchase from Amazon, or what do you think you’d spend the prize money on if you are the winner?

Co-hosts: Clare L JonesJenn’s Blah Blah BlogMommy on the MoneyGlitter, Inc.Memoirs of a Clueless WomanThe Dollar StretcherA Few Short CutsLady Boss LashesSkinny FitaliciousBlog by DonnaDress Your Guests BlogTHINK LIKE A BOSS LADYParenting HealthyYogurt HydroKrystal’s KitschBawaka’s Book Fair •  Mommies with CentsFinger Click SaverMisadventures with AndiVery ErinStacy’s SavingsVirtually YoursSimply Carmen ReneePurple Patch DIYThis Mommy Saves MoneyFit FamiliaPractical Frugality

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 3/31 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

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Spring Into Spring #Giveaway {Ends 3/16}

Spring Into Spring Giveaway Ends 3/16/15Welcome to the “Spring in to Spring” Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy’s Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama’s Baby CupcakesThis hop has a Open Spring Theme, and each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner. After visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you! Be sure to check out the Grand Prize on Mommy’s Favorite Things blog for a chance to win from Umi Shoes and a Bubble Guppies D

The prize at this stop is a $25 Target GC.

Disclosure:

Mama’s Baby Cupcakes, Mommy’s Favorite Things and the “Spring in to Spring” participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.


Apparel for All #Giveaway {Ends 2/16}

Welcome to the “Apparel for All” Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy’s Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama’s Baby CupcakesThis hop has a Clothing/Accessories Theme, and each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner. After visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you! Be sure to check out the Grand Prize on Mama’s Baby Cupcakes blog for a chance to win from Mama’s Jewelry, a site developed by Central Diamond Center to bring customized, gemstone jewelry often referred to as Mother’s Jewelry, Family Jewelry or Birthstone Jewelry.

The prize at this stop is a $25 Kohl’s Gift Card.

DISCLOSURE: Mama’s Baby Cupcakes, Mommy’s Favorite Things and the “Apparel for All” participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.


Shoe Spa Giveaway {Ends 1/30}

The Shoe SpaThe Shoe Spa is the answer to every woman’s most challenging wardrobe dilemma: do I wear shoes that are ugly, but comfortable? Or do I wear something stylish that I will have to take off in 5 minutes? The Shoe Spa offers women fashionable, designer shoes that won’t hurt your feet after a day at work, an afternoon of shopping, or a night of dancing!

The Shoe Spa focuses on hot shoe styles and designs that you can show off no matter the occasion – we are not in the closet decorating business. Meet us at the intersection of fashion and comfort to pick out your ballet flats, wedges, and heels from a large selection of designers that will have you walking on a cloud and telling all your friends where you got your stylish new shoes!

The Shoe Spa

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Prize: Any one pair of shoes from The Shoe Spa (up to $250 value)

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 1/30 and is open to the US only. Winner will be notified via email.

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

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Gifts of Love #Giveaway Hop #giftsoflove {Ends 1/19}

Welcome to the “Gifts of Love” Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy’s Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama’s Baby Cupcakes.  This hop has a Valentine’s Theme, which means anything family friendly is up for grabs that you would give to someone for Valentine’s Day! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner and after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you!

Honeywell Humidifier
The dreaded FLU has hit our home, despite everyone getting flu shots, frequent handwashing, and taking precautions. It was probably inevitable considering the germs at school and all the activities the kids are in. However, it is taking FOREVER to recover. One child missed A MONTH of school, another 2 weeks, then the holiday break. We’re still dealing with it though, and I’m certain the Dr is tired of hearing from me :) Anyway, that’s where I’ve been, and what I’ve been trying to conquer. I bought Humidifiers for each of the kids rooms, and my room, to help us fight the dry air, because these COLD New England temperatures aren’t going up anytime soon, so the heater is getting a workout and won’t be turned down any time soon either. I ended up with an extra one (ordered a couple online because the local stores were sold out, and while waiting for shipment they got stock in, so I picked them up, we needed them ASAP). Since they are such a hot commodity, I thought I’d offer one as a prize for this hop, so the winner will get a Honeywell HCM-890B Humidifier in Black. If you need one, they are under $30 at Amazon, and I can honestly say they’re working quite well for us, and have really made a positive difference. This is something that has helped those I love, and may be something that those YOU love can use to feel better during this yucky flu season :)

*This is an affiliate link, purchases made after clicking this link help support this blog.


Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Disclaimer: Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


Winter Warm Up #Giveaway Hop {Ends 12/22}

Young couple embracing

Welcome to the Winter Warm Up Giveaway Hop, hosted by Hops with Heart.

The prize at this stop is a $10 Amazon GC.

GRAND PRIZE ($75 Amazon GC) GIVEAWAY:
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Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Disclaimer: Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


If You Believe Book Tour $25 Amazon or Paypal #Giveaway {Ends 1.4.15}

If you believeIf You Believe by Mya O’Malley

Sometimes love only comes once in a lifetime. For some lucky people, it is possible to love again.

Melody and Jack had shared an unforgettable love story that abruptly came to an end. Melody, left picking up the pieces, finds herself alone years later, with no hope or desire to date again. With the holiday season approaching, Melody finds it particularly difficult to get Jack out of her thoughts.

Jack isn’t sure if he’s an angel or a ghost, but his mind is set on one thing only, finding a new love for Melody by Christmas Eve at midnight. Easier said than done, with many obstacles to tackle, Jack underestimates how difficult the task is. With conflicting emotions, Jack takes it upon himself to find a man for a woman he still loves.

With the clock ticking as the holidays approach, this charming story of finding love the second time around will have you laughing and crying, but ultimately, it will have you believing in true love.

 

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He stood, watching her, feeling every ounce of her pain, her anguish. He was probably the only one who understood what it was like to lose the person you loved, the person who was everything in the world to you.
If only he could just touch her, reach out to her, make her feel happy again. But that was just selfish on his part, wasn’t it? It wouldn’t be fair to Melody. Anybody could see that even three years later, she was still struggling. Hadn’t he always told her that if something happened to him, he would want her to fall in love again? It saddened him to think that if she continued down this cold and lonely path, she would be alone forever.
Melody had wanted it all, a home filled with children, a loving marriage. Thinking back to how happy they had once been, it broke his heart to see her this way, and it was always saddest to see her like this around the holidays, which were quickly approaching.
Jack’s mind was whirling with ideas, if only…He wished that he could talk to her just one more time, but alas, that was against the rules. If only there was some way, if only he could help her see the light. The corners of Jack’s mouth crept up as his mind took hold of an impossible thought. Would he be able to pull this off? If he did, could he ever be the same again? …

The electricity was undeniable. It was something that he should have considered, knowing how powerful their attraction and love had been in life. The look on Melody’s face was shock, confusion and curiosity all rolled into one. He would have to remember not to touch her again, it was simply too much of a risk to take. He knew that if his cover was revealed, the rules stated that he could never make contact with her again.
“What was…did you feel?” Poor Melody peered at him with those gorgeous light brown eyes of hers. There was something different about her eyes now; once they had been filled with spark and mischief, but now they were sadder, as if the light had somehow gone out. The same eyes that had looked at him with varying degrees of emotions for all those precious years they had shared together. The same eyes that held him spellbound right now. Jack didn’t know what to expect; he had no way of knowing how hard it would be to not reach out and touch this woman who was his wife, the love of his life. She evoked so much emotion in him that he had to turn his head before she saw the tears that sprang from his eyes. He had known this would be hard, but Melody took his breath away. Melody was always beautiful, but now she also appeared slightly sad and fragile. Looking down at her so many times before, he knew of her sadness, of course, but standing right here beside her, Jack could practically feel her strong emotions within his own heart.
Since he had gone to great lengths to disguise his true identity, Jack would have to do better than this. There was no way that she could recognize him by his appearance. He was once tall,
standing six foot three inches tall, maintaining a trim physique with messy light brown hair. He now stood barely five foot seven with wavy dark hair and a stocky build. The only thing about his appearance that Jack wasn’t able to change was his eyes. Nobody could change their eyes, because it was a fact that eyes were the windows to the soul.
Melody stood before him, her mouth gaping open as if she were caught in a spell. Think of something, quick, he told himself.
“Melody. I heard great things about your store. You see, I’m new to this area and I was just walking around and I figured I’d come check out your store.”
Melody appeared as if she had composed herself slightly. Clearing her throat, she finally spoke. “Where are you from, if you don’t mind me asking.”
He really should have been more prepared, how could he have forgotten how inquisitive Melody was?
“Um, I’m from down south, Florida.”
“Whereabouts? I have a friend from the Orlando area.” He should have also remembered her old college roommate from Orlando. Was Miami far enough away to field off further questions?
“Miami.”
“Miami? What brings you all the way up north to the New York area?”
Wow, she should have been a lawyer instead of owning a business. “My job. I work in the city now and live here in the suburbs.”
“What do you do for work?”
Thinking quickly on his feet, Jack steered away from his real occupation in life, working for an insurance company.
“I work for a pharmaceutical company. I’m in sales.” That ought to do it. He was reminded of a time when Melody had quizzed him nonstop when they had first met, he had felt like he
was interviewing for a job. They had laughed many times together over that memory.
“Oh. Well, who is it that recommended you to my store?” Her eyes peered cautiously through her striking auburn hair. The long hair that was always slightly out of place, always in her eyes. Wishing that he could reach out and touch her beautiful hair just once more, he reeled himself back in.
“Just some guy at a diner recently. He raved about the selection of books and the coffee. Hmm, if I recall, he also said that you have the best cheesecake in town.” That should do it. Melody loved to bake and could go on and on about her desserts.
And that she did, thank goodness for the distraction of a good cheesecake. When Melody had stopped gushing about how she prepared her cheesecake, she caught herself and chuckled.
“You must think I’m something, rambling on like this. I’m sorry, I just realized that I didn’t catch your name.”
My name, my name. Something unusual perhaps, but fitting for a friend. “Oliver.” Where did that come from?
“Oliver. Well, Oliver, I don’t usually do this because we are closed, but would you like to try some of the cheesecake? We happen to have some left over.”
“Oliver” could tell that he had gotten on Melody’s good side. She wasn’t a particularly outgoing person. As a matter of fact, she was usually pretty shy, but he was delighted to see that he had made an impression on her. Or perhaps it was just good business sense. Either way, Oliver had succeeded in completing the first step of his mission: meeting Melody.
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Melody couldn’t recall the last time that she had felt so comfortable with a total stranger. It wasn’t like she was even physically attracted to him, Oliver wasn’t her type at all. He was
the complete opposite of Jack in every way. Well, in every way except for those captivating blue eyes. It was uncanny how much Oliver’s eyes reminded Melody of Jack’s eyes. It wasn’t just the color or the shape, but it was the intensity of his gaze. That was probably why Melody had felt so comfortable with him from the start.
“I know that you’re going to think this is forward, but would you mind showing me around town sometime?”
Melody sucked in a breath and inwardly panicked.
“My girlfriend is coming up in a few weeks and I wanted to show her around a bit.” He finished.
Melody’s shoulders visibly dropped as she let out a sigh. “Sure, yes, Oliver, I think that would be fine.”
Two finished slices of chocolate cheesecake and decaf coffees later, Melody realized this was the best evening she’d had in, well, just about three years.

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Blog Tour – December 15th to 24th

Mya OmalleyAuthor Mya O’Malley

Mya O’Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter and three step-daughters. The family also consists of two boxers; Destiny and Dolce and a ragdoll cat named Colby. Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy. She works as a special education teacher and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students.

Mya currently has two new releases: At First Sight, a contemporary romance about dating in the modern world, published by Astraea Press, and Where There is Love, a contemporary romance in which a woman struggles with past obstacles, ultimately faced with whether or not she will open her heart to love. Where There is Love is published with Solstice Publishing. Mya is excited to say that Astraea Press will be releasing her contemporary holiday paranormal romance titled If You Believe on November 25, 2014. Due to be released late January is The Calm After the Storm, published by TouchPoint Press. This novel is a contemporary romance taking place in the setting of Hurricane Sandy. The story revolves around the idea of a utility worker from Georgia falling in love with a woman in New York.

Mya’s passion is writing; she has been creating stories and poetry since she was a child. Mya spends her free time reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She is a romantic at heart and loves to create stories with unforgettable characters. Mya likes to travel; she has visited several Caribbean Islands, Mexico and Costa Rica. Mya is currently working on her sixth novel.

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Home For the Holidays #Giveaway Hop {Ends 12/30} #HomeHolidays

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Welcome to the Home for the Holidays Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network!

We are right in the middle of the Holiday Season, stockings are hung by the Fireplace, the smell of an Evergreen fills your Home… I’ve teamed up with a great group of bloggers that want to fill your home with even more! The Home for the Holidays Giveaways are all centered around the perfect products for your home – whether it’s decorative gifts or appliances, each blogger has something for your home! Don’t miss the amazing Grand Prize for this Event – a $150 Gift Card to The Ultimate Green Storeenter here.

The prize at this stop will be a $25 Kohl’s Gift Card.



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Sweetworks Holiday Candy $1250 #Giveaway *25 Winners* {Ends 12/19} #SweetWorksHoliday

Disclosure: This Sweetworks Holiday Candy post is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.

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I apologize for my delay in joining this fabulous Sweetworks party, as many of you know, we’ve had some electricity and internet issues since the first winter storm hit before Thanksgiving, leaving us without power for several days. Apparently the electric company was able to erect some temporary lines, but there are many trees damaged, so when other storms hit, limbs break and take those down, or additional lines down. When I received my shipment of candy, I was SO EXCITED to share a great new pie recipe I had with you, that featured some of this candy as the main ingredient. I shopped for the ingredients, baked the crust, and poured in the filling. I had to leave to take my son to the doctor (we have some sickness plaguing us too), and while we were gone, the power went out, and the pie didn’t finish baking. It was ruined:/ Once I realized I wouldn’t have power back soon to make a new one, I went to plan B. Make some cake mix cookies, with the Sweetworks Candy mixed inside. I whipped up the batter, and put it in a sealed container, placed it in the snow on the deck to get chilled. Fast Forward a few days, no power. Time for Plan C! Pull out some cupcakes I’d made and frozen for a school party but not decorated, and pretty them up with Sweetworks Candy! As we were in the dark and had a foot of snow/ice outside, I had to get creative to nab a picture. I had the kids hold up flashlights for my “fancy” lighting! I’ve been unable to edit the picture, so what you see above is what I was able to capture on my iPhone. The cupcakes were a HIT with their classes, they loved having candy on top! All I can say at this point, is it’s not even winter yet, and I am over these Winter Weather Issues :)

You can find out more about Sweetworks at their website!

square-Collage-SweetworksSweetworks is generously offering 25 winners a $50 Candy Package (Total Prize Value $1250!), apologies to my international readers, this one is US only due to shipping. Enter here to win the prize package I am offering, then hop to the other participating bloggers and enter to win again on their site (you are eligible win more than once!).

Each prize will include:

8oz Christmas Mix Gumballs Peg Bag (2)
4oz Peanutbutter Filled Santas (2)
4oz Foiled Solid Milk Ornaments (2)
1.7oz Christmas Cane w/ Sixlets (2)
Dark Mint Filled Break-A-Part (1)
Mint Ovation Sticks (1)
Christmas Sixlets Theater Box (1)
4oz Christmas Mix Sixlets Laydown (1)
1.75oz Christmas Mix Pearls (1)
1.75oz Snowflake Mix Pearls (1)
1.5oz Shimmer Silver Stars (1)
1.5oz Shimmer Gold Stars (1)
3.5oz Foiled Semi-Solid Rocking Horse (1)
4.5oz Snowflake Mix Sixlets Jar (1)
4.5oz Christmas Mix Sixlets Jar (1)

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Best of 2014 #Giveaway {Ends 12/18}

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Welcome to the Best of 2014 Giveaway Hop, hosted by Bookhounds and I am a Reader. This hop will run from December 11 through December 18, 2014.

I like to make everyone happy, especially during the holidays. But. It’s SO HARD to pick just a few books that will appeal to such a wide audience. I decided it would be more fun to let you pick, by visiting Amazon.com’s list of the Best Books of 2014, and tell me which book you’d like to have. I will send the winner, the book of their choice from this list, up to $20. They are broken down by category if you scroll down the page, so there should be something to appease everyone! Maybe you’ll find a new book to add to your wishlist, or see a book by a favorite author that was published this year and you missed it. I found a few of those myself and added them to my personal wishlist that I share with family when they ask me for ideas of things I’d like to have. I read a lot of good books this year, one I loved was Leaving Time!