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adorn512 Jewelry #Giveaway US (Ends 12/18)


Dana Mitchell, a labor and delivery nurse from Chicago has delivered a new concept in online shopping, adorn; accessible, stylish shopping consisting of urban inspired minimalistic accessories. adorn512′s products are handmade and many can be personalized through a number of different mediums.

Looking for personalized gifts for Holiday 2013? Adorn512 welcomes new sterling silver, 14K gold and 14K rose gold initial necklaces to its jewelry collection in time for 2013 Holiday gift-giving.

These letter necklaces have the same look and minimalistic urban simplicity as Adorn’s other pieces and the added benefit of being made from solid 14K yellow or 14K rose gold. Sterling silver letters and chains also are available. Mix metals, if you want. These necklaces are fully customizable, from one simple initial to several letters to create a name or statement of love. Hearts also can be added to your gift.


Prize: Tiny rose gold initial letter necklace – $40 value

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter. Giveaway ends December 18th and is open to the US only.

Disclaimer: Adorn512 is sponsoring this giveaway and is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Gargoyle: Three Enchanting Romance Novellas $30 Amazon GC #Giveaway (Ends 12/22)

Disclosure: The author, Beth Barany, has generously provided the prize for this giveaway.


      • Title: Gargoyle: Three Enchanting Romance Novellas
      • Authors: Kay Keppler, Beth Barany, Patricia Simpson
      • ISBN: 0984821104
      • Publisher: SB Group
      • Genre: Enchanting Romance Novellas
      • Official Website

Book Description:
Gargoyle: Three Enchanting Romance Novellas

The mysterious lives of gargoyles.
They don’t just hang out on buildings.
They right wrongs. They wreak havoc.
And they change the lives of unsuspecting people who never see them coming.

The hero…
Craig knows that Bea is in trouble. But Craig can’t do anything about it—because he’s a garden gargoyle and Bea can’t hear his warnings. When unexpected visitors arrive to help, Craig finds the power he had all along. Now the neighborhood will never be the same.

The touchstone…
When a thunderstorm transports software expert Rose Waldman to thirteenth century France, she meets hunky stonemason Julien, who is secretly creating a gargoyle in defiance of his master mason. Can independent gadget loving Rose trust her life and heart to Julien, and can she really never go home again?

And the freak just trying to get along…
Sentenced to burn at the stake for sorcery, Merofled volunteers to help jaded warrior Alaric kill a gargoyle that threatens her village. But Merofled soon discovers the gargoyle is not a monster at all. It’s a misfit just like her. Can she persuade Alaric to spare the gargoyle–and herself?
About the Author:
Award-winning author, Beth Barany has been making up fantasy and adventure stories all her life. She writes magical tales of romance and adventure for women and girls to transport them to new worlds where anything is possible.

She’s been writing since she was a little girl. Even then, she knew she wanted to be a writer.

She also wanted to be a spy, detective, broadcast journalist, model, actress, and adventurer. And to be magic, go to outer space, travel to every continent and learn lots of languages.

Today some of her dreams have come true.

She speaks fluent French and has lived in Paris, France twice, and in Quebec, Canada.

So far she’s had adventures in three continents: North America, Europe and Africa.

While she hasn’t gone to outer space yet, she’s been working on a story set there.

Her stories always have some kind of magic.

In her off hours, Beth enjoys capoeira, reading and watching movies, and traveling, with her husband, author and singer/song writer Ezra Barany.
Buy It Now:

Giveaway: The author, Beth Barany, has generously offered a $30 Amazon Gift Certificate to a lucky reader! To enter, just complete the giveaway form below.

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette #Giveaway

I am giving away the luxurious and sophisticated Vice 2 Palette from Urban Decay a $59 value. Enjoy:

Experiment with insanely cool brights, not-your-average neutrals, and sexy hits of smoke, all in our decadent, revamped formula. In case you weren’t around for the frenzy of the original Vice Palette, here’s the deal: yes, Vice 2 is limited edition and it WILL sell out. (With 20 EXCLUSIVE shades you won’t find anywhere else, what would you expect!?)

What you get:
Smokeout (dark taupey-black satin), Lovesick (black matte w/iridescent micro-glitter), Shellshock (bright metallic silver), Coax (medium metallic pink w/golden iridescent micro-sparkle), X-Rated (baby pink satin), Prank (deep navy matte w/turquoise floating pearl), Madness (bright metallic blue shimmer w/blue micro-glitter), Strike (antique gold shimmer w/silver micro-glitter), Stash (deep olive green shimmer w/iridescent micro-sparkle), Poison (charcoal satin w/iridescent micro-sparkle), Radar (metallic brown shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter), Damaged (bright metallic emerald shimmer), Voodoo (metallic purple shimmer w/iridescent purple micro-glitter), Betrayal (bright purple satin w/blue shift), Derailed (medium metallic taupey-brown shimmer), Dope (warm champagne satin), Toxic (metallic copper-pink shimmer w/tonal micro-glitter), Habit (light nude matte), Ambush (metallic brown satin) and Rewind (medium brown matte).

Fill Weight: 20 x 0.8 g NET WT. 20 x 0.03 oz

Available for both USA and International Entrants

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$50 Wall Quotes Gift Card #Giveaway US Ends 12/17


Wall Quotes is a small, family-owned company based in Henderson, NV (just outside of Las Vegas) who proudly makes all their products in the USA. The wall decals and vinyl lettering are so versatile – you can choose from their extensive collections of designer quotes, make your own with their online design center, or work with one of their professional designers to get exactly the design you have in mind.

At, their design philosophy is centered around you. They’re about adding that little touch of personality to help make your house a home, a haven in a busy world and unique from every other – and Wall Quotes™ vinyl decor is just the ticket!

Words really are powerful and our Wall Quotes decals are an excellent way to add style and charm to your space.  Their decals are affordable and removable (just in case you want to change the decor or are renting your home).  They use only the highest quality materials and our team (customer service, design, and production) are dedicated, hard-working, and well-trained to ensure that your product is pristine and you have a great experience with their company from start to finish.


From now through December 2nd, you can save 35% off everything in the shop! Just enter THANKS35 at checkout.


Prize: $50 Wall Quotes Gift Card

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter. Giveaway ends December 17th and is open to the US only.

Disclaimer: Wall Quotes is the sponsor of this giveaway and is responsible for prize fulfillment.

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FUJIFILM Digital Camera #GIVEAWAY US Ends 12/17

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Welcome to the Fujifilm Digital Camera Giveaway!
I am excited about this event, and hope to try this camera out soon. I love the idea that it can sync with my phone!

Hosted by
Happy Home and Family & Beauty and Fashion Diva

Sponsored by

Prize details: Fujifilm XP170 Compact Digital Camera with 5xOptical Zoom Lens – Orange worth $249.99

  • The 4-way Protection x “Wireless Image Transfer” function camera -Fujifilm FinePix XP170
  • This camera features a 14MP CMOS sensor that can shoot at up to 10fps, mounted behind a 5x, 28-140mm equivalent zoom lens.
  • It is shockproof to 2m, waterproof to 10m, freezeproof down to -10 degrees Celsius and dustproof.
  • With the FinePix XP170, fast image upload to social networking sites no longer means low quality pictures. You can share the experience with easy image transfer to SNS!
  • The camera can be connected with any Android smartphone/tablet or iPhone/iPad via the simple download of the “FUJIFILM Photo Receiver” free app to their device, which includes easy to follow instructions to get them quickly connected.

Giveaway Date: Dec. 3 – 17, OPEN to US residents only.


Disclosure: Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. is responsible for shipment of the prize . This event was organized by Happy Home and Family. Contact Jade at with questions or if you want to be featured on our the next Giveaway event!

Totally Awesome Christmas #Giveaway $250 Amazon Gift card or Paypal WW (Ends 12/17)

It’s December and we’re celebrating with the Totally Awesome Christmas Giveaway! I’ve partnered with a group of fabulous bloggers to give you the chance to win a $250 prize. The winner will be able to pick how they receive their prize – either by Amazon gift card or cash via Paypal. And your prize will be delivered in time for you to do your holiday shopping!

Prize: $250 Amazon Gift card or cash (via Paypal)

Sponsors: Naturally FrugaliciousRandom ThoughtsLush to BlushThis Mama LovesMomma T and FamilyBlog by Donna and Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. Giveaway ends 12/17 and is open worldwide.

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It’s Christmas Pet Edition $25 Petsmart GC #Giveaway Ends 12/16 US/CAN

ItsChristmas Pet Edition Giveaway

Welcome to the It’s Christmas Pet Edition Blog Hop!

Hosted By: MPM Network Bloggers

With Christmas just around the corning the MPM Blogging Network wanted to take a few moments and show love for a few of our furry best friends! Each participating blog below is hosting their very own unique pet related prize or prize package. Make sure you stop by them all and say hello.

The It’s Christmas Pet Addition Giveaway Hop is live 12/2 at 6pm central and ends 12/16 at 11:59pm. Make sure to enter the Grand Prize $200 PetSmart Giveaway.

My giveaway is for a $25 Petsmart GC, to enter, just complete the form below:

The fun uncle hearts amazon

The fun uncle refuses to spend $100 to watch people yell at each other on cable television. Therefore I heart Amazon for making new episodes of The Walking Dead available the day after they air for $1.99 (without commercials: BONUS!). Beats having to wait months and months for the DVD.

The Walking Dead just rules.

*P.S. I went to Amazon and found links (affiliate) for the first 3 seasons if you want to catch up, or if you too are a fan and can’t live without owning them. If you buy a “TV Pass” you save 12% per episode. THIS LINK takes you to Season 4, Episode 8 that aired on Dec. 1. The previous 7 episodes are linked on that page too.

If you or someone on your holiday shopping list likes the show, these Walking Dead items would make great gifts!

$25 Walmart GC #SantasLilHelper #Giveaway Ends 12/16 US/CAN


Welcome to the Santa’s Little Helper Giveaway Hop, hosted by Viva Veltoro and So Easy Being Green!

We all know that everyone could use a little help around the Holidays, so for this Event I’ve teamed up with over 50 other bloggers to be your Santa’s Little Helper… giving away prizes that anyone would want to see under the tree! You might find the perfect gift for a little one on your list – or even for yourself, so hop around to all the blogs, including the GRAND PRIZE, on the linky at the bottom of this post!

Happy Holidays!

My giveaway is for a $25 Walmart GC. To enter, just complete the form below:


The Hosts of this Hop have put together a Grand Prize Package for a lucky little one! This Santa’s Little Helper is going to deliver to one lucky reader… a $100 Gift Card to and a $100 Gift Card to to get that little one styling, a $75 Gift Card to and a $50 GC to Build-a-Bear to satisfy their Toy List, and a Crane USA Adorable Cool Mist Humidifier and Nightlight so they can sleep soundly waiting on St. Nick!

Enter the Grand Prize Here.

So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Santa’s Little Helper participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.