Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Giveaway wins 2013

It was a good year for giveaway wins but I work harder now than ever before. Since the change to the format for entering the giveaways it's become so much easier that the entries have multiplied immensely. One trick I have is to enter daily my favorite giveaways. This has paid off and I have won some of them, the effort is worth it. I want to thank all the great blogs I follow for allowing me to enter the giveaways!

Find me if you can hardcover book
Discovery Lab for kids
Two tickets for the Boston Location Tours Company
Limited Edition Justice YoYo Lip Gloss
Aqua Notes; the kids are able to use these in the bathtub
e-copy of the book Pink Lemonade
Camera Coat
autographed book by Michael Palmer "Political Suicide"
Tiny Lover Super Mat
A set of four Yo Gabba Gabba CD's
Discovery Kids Rocketship Alarm Clock
$40.00 gift code to Moncher Cards
$50.00 gift card to Michael's Crafts
SodaStream Starter Kit
Kalorik Coffee Maker
Pampers Kandoo Prize Pack; wipes & soap
7th Generation Gift Pack; all purpose cleaner, tissue, hand soap & wipes
$15.00 gift code to Amazon
Wondershare Movie Maker computer app
Barbara's Cookie Pie
2 bottles of Lubriderm Lotion; shea, calming lavender & jasmine
Burnworld's Video Suite computer app
Bailey Berry Kids Shoes
Tree of Life Sterling Silver Necklace
Crazy Doodle Doom
Gift pack; 2 bottles of Nivea lotion, $25.00 Fandango gift card & a Samsung ST200F camera
$100.00 gift code to Gallery Direct
Mariah Milan 11x16 canvas picture print
Skylander's GIANT Easter Basket
2 Puppet Monster Hats
Life Manafesto Print - I had the Bradicich family tree drawn for me for the grandchildren
Spontuneous game
Emily Dickinson Infinity Scarf
Sphere of Life Sterling Silver Prince Charming Necklace
Movie night prize pack
Splash n Boots CD & DVD
$95.00 gift code to Hapari Swinwear
Sid the Science Kid Taking Plush
Rise of the Guardians DVD & Chuck E. Cheese coupons
Bec Wrap food covers
Bed Wetting Alarm
Pediped Kids Shoes
HGTV Prize Pack; iphone case, headphones & 4 GB flash drive
Pariendipity matching Mom & Daughter shoes
Motorworks Car Kit
Star Wars remote control wall mounted light saber
$50.00 gift code to Exceptional Sheets
Silpoura Clip on spout
Real Kids Shades
Janet's Planet DVD
A Star is Born DVD
Reading glasses from glasseshop.com
Monster High Doll
Kolcraft Booster Seat
Albion Fitness Shirt
2 coupons for General Mills cereal & a $10.00 Target gift card
MakeIt Plate - I featured art from my three grandchildren
Cleavitz - to attach to shirts cut too low
Meals in a Jar Cookbook
2 months subscription to IndieFlix
Tool. Time. Twist & Flowers by number book
Jumbo pack of Luvs Diapers
Power Rangers DVD
Fit Into Summer Giveaway; Kelty Child Carrier, Vitamins
Kloth Shoppe; 4 cloth napkins
Tiny Love Tale Along Mobile
Jack the Giant Slayer DVD
National Geographic for Kids 2014 Almanac
The Fruit Company Fruit Tower
$50.00 Walmart gift card
TollyTots "The Great & Powerful Oz" Doll
Doc McSutffins CD
Adams Flea & Tick Package
Gamewright "Us of A" Game
Kindness Kingdom Game
Easy Canvas Print 16x20
Jack & Lily Toddler Shoes
Tiny Love Gymini Mat
Nursing Clutch
Beyond Coastal Travel Bag; filled with sunscreens
Chimpancheeze Camera Toy Prop
Snails Nails Polish Gift Pouch
2 Bendastix Sets
Ugly Christmas Sweater
a case of Chobani Champions Yogurt
Tiny Print Back-To-School pack
Chasin Cheeky game
Raccoon Rumpus game
$100.00 worth of clipped coupons
$200.00 Apple gift card
2 tickets to the Louden Color Run 5K event
Liberty Kids Complete Series
Geosafari Jr. Kidnoculars
$25.00 gift card to Staples
Goldie Box - girls building game
Drawing with Mark DVD
Curious George computer app.
Kaboom DVD
$50.00 Matilda Jane gift card
Bamboo Serving bowls set
Word Search Junior Game
Britax Advocate 70-G3 Convertable Car Seat
Fall Fashionista Men's Bundle; HeyDude suede shoes & WeWood wooden watch
$30.00 gift code to aShakti.com
Little Mermaid Blu Ray/DVD
Flipeeze Kids Hat
Shark Wool Slippers
Hasbro Angry Birds Telepods Game
A Very Minty Christmas, My Little Pony DVD
16x20 Canvas Press gift code
$25.00 gift card to Target & 10 Popsicle Brand coupons
Magna Color Game
4 candles; pumpkin spice & amaretto
Disney Classic CD Gift Box
Mixie Bottle
$50.00 Target gift card
Bubble Guppies & Team Umizoomi DVD "Into the snow we go"
4 coupons for TGIF snacks
Piczzle Puzzle
Canvas Pop 16x20 gift code
VTech Inno Tabe 3S
Hearth Song gift code; 102 piece magnetic construction set
Toddler Learning Tablet
Man in Training tee shirt
$50.00 gift code & free shipping to Tiny Prints
$50.00 gift code to RoomMates Decor
Riiviva Micro-abrasion Kit
2 P'Kolino Monster Totes/Toy Bins
Swap Force Mega Bloks Kit
$75.00 gift code to Polarn O. Pyret
Cabbage Patch Baby Doll
$50.00 gift code to Amaranth Clothing
2'x4' banner from Signs.com - I made a lemonade stand sign
$50.00 gift card to Xperience Days
$125.00 gift code to Bittersweet by Design
Kolcraft Walker
18" Springfield Doll
Sherpa Park Animal Tote - holds up to 12 pounds
Lone Ranger DVD/BluRay
Pressure Cooker
3 kids DVD's; Kung Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness, Shrek the Musical & Monsters vs Aliens Cloning Around.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

If I can win you can win too!

I first started entering giveaways about a year ago. I started with entering giveaways on Facebook and then moved on to entering giveaways at manufacturers sites, finally graduating to blog giveaways where I found my nook, fell in love & reaped my rewards for time spent entering giveaways! When I first stated my giveaway journey I spent approximately 3-5 hours daily/seven days a week. I was hooked! All of my free time was spent entering giveaways! So much for my time for crafting, reading or even locating my social life.  Each and every entry had to be typed and because I was new to all of these blogs I had various routines I had to follow at each; I had to follow each blog using GFC (Google Friend Connect), Twitter, Facebook, email & RSS Feeds, some required me to follow the sponsor with many/all of these as well and also included following them on Etsy. It was VERY time consuming! I have a program on my computer called "Sticky Notes" so I was able to type out each entry on to this & cut & paste each entry. Still very time consuming. And then Rafflecopter arrived. A new entry form that now only required me to type minimum amounts per entry. It was wonderful BUT because of the easy use of this form many many more entries were now entered. Entries came out of the woodwork!! Winning now had much smaller odds. At this point I now was a member of my favorite blogs and no longer had to join them in any form as I was established. The one thing I felt I was missing in my entries was the option to post blog buttons on "my" blog for extra entries, thus this blog was born. But that's not the only reason for this blog, from the first time I won something I started to encourage everyone I know to enter them as well. Heck, if I could win so could they! Because of this now much easier form of entry I now spend approximately 2 hours per day entering giveaways. I've gotten much better at weeding out and only entering giveaways for items I truly wanted. I have a very limited income & relied on giveaways for 99% of birthday gifts and 95% of Christmas presents for the year 2011. With much dedication and perseverance to entering giveaways 2011 was very good to me. Here is a list of my 2011 giveaway wins. As you will see I started winning with small items & moved onto better wins. I should also state that very few wins are for myself. My children, grandchildren & friends have reaped my rewards throughout the year. If I can win, you can win as well.

Received Giveaway Wins:

Bag of cat food
Rawhide dog bones
Kong dog toy
Bag of eco-friendly diapers
Knitted hat
Beaded bracelet
Bottle of grape juice
Christmas cards/birth announcement cards
Head Chef toys
Select 55 tee shirt
Tide stain releaser
Book Renter tee shirt
A Weeble person
Little Ones Books
Cover Girl mascara
A Bagel Thins free coupon
Disposable diaper liners (bag)
A really cute onesie
Physicians Formula make-up
A Pot holder
Tomato seeds
A paint sample
Leap Frog book
$50.0 gift code for Hoohobbers
Bumgenius cloth diaper
Yubo lunchbox
Cloth mama pads
$10.00 gift code for Natural Pure Essentials
Clinique mascara
Biotrue tote
Unwind beverages
Pillow Pet
2 Stella beer glasses
2 bamboo cloth diaper inserts
Car seat cover
2 tote bags
Safety tats
Barney DVD
Go Baby Go gift set
Playsilk juggling scarves
Scentsy warmer & 3 bars
$10.00 gift code for Crown My Baby
Aqua baby carrier
Box of Clif Kids snack bars
Babee Greens fitted cloth diaper
Kids Lip Armor
Bag of Flips disposable cloth diaper inserts
imaingox iphone speaker system
4 loaves of Manna bread
Fast Table chair
Kirkland's poppy picture frame
Little Lasso pacifier holder
Baby long sleeve tee shirt
Duck soap
Smart Bottoms cloth diaper
Thai silk coin purse
Max & Ruby DVD
Baby Bindle
All Things Good v-neck tee shirt
Brugo mug
$100.00 gift code for Hapari Swinwear
Colors, Shapes & Counting DVD
Lego Ninja spinning top
3 pairs Baby Legs leggings/3 pairs of Baby Legs infant socks
Bamboo disposable diapers (bag)
3 bars of natural soap
$50.00 gift code for Bad T-shirt
Chop stick training kit (child size)
Pirates of the Caribbean gift pack (a tee shirt & bottle opener)
Pain spray
Wubzy Saves the Day DVD
Piggyback Rider
Nosefrida Snotsucker (yuck! my daughter uses this!!)
Mumjumi baby bottle
Eve Organics shampoo, conditioner & body wash
Pair of Copper Sole socks
Pair of kids sunglasses
Ride Schwinn bike trailer
Cupcake kit (cupcake papers, oven mitt & note paper)
Bathroom Scale
Veggie Tales DVD
Bakugan Men
IsABelt invisible belt
Chia tea concentrtae
Cansolidator Cupbaord set-up
Addi-ken baby headband
$10.00 gift code for Twin Sister Productions
Carmex Prize Pack - lip treatment & a car blanket
Green Beaver Bath & Body; shampoo, body wash, conditioner & lotion
Wall Decal - height chart
Baby beanie hat
Wisharoo Park & Capezio Duckle Dance - DVD, finger puppets, boy & girl dance shoes, tee shirt & bag
YoYo lip gloss
Pedicare drops (fever)
Scare-Me-Not Doll - Courageous Carrie!!
Mom & daughter aprons
Crocodile Hop game - this teaches shapes, colors & numbers
Unravels Pencils
Flower baby headband
Wii Pictionary Udraw game
Organa Kids DVD
Shaun the Sheep Party Animals DVD
BottlesUp glass water bottle
EvenFlo breast pump
2 Dapper Snappers
Wild Child CD
Fireman Sam DVD
Chuggington DVD
A beautiful address stamp
ChildUp early learning counting cards
$40.00 gift code for Paper Coterie
$35.00 gift code for EcoMom
2 Castle Farms DVD's
Blograma Bonanza - bees wax candle kit, case of deck cleaner
Llama Llama book
Fair Ivy box - a beautiful pair of earrings
What To Expect Book Series (all three books)
2 coupons for Kid Fresh meals
$25.00 gift code for FunKids Pajamas
Halo Sleepsac
Wall book sling
$30.00 gift code for Little Miss Missy wall prints
Eco Sprout laundry detergent
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Jr. set
Autumn Stroll Scentsy bar
Monkey backpack with my grandsons name monogrammed on it
Big Bully Kids CD
Fun-N-Da-Middles cupcake mix, oven mitt & cupcake tin
Itty Bitty Heartbeat Collection - stuffed toy & DVD
$15.00 gift code for Costume Squad
$30.00 gift code for Juley Jules
$205.00 Go Green Home Giveaway
Phix Energy Drinks (3 cans)
Baby DeeDee sleep sack
Jug of Worlds Best Cat Liter
$75.00 gift code for Zutano kids clothes
Spooky World DVD
Thomas & Friends Christmas DVD
TrueKids sunscreen & hand wash
Baby Blanket Music CD
Cranium Brain Breaks game
Designer Liners trashcan liners
Breast Feeding Awareness Week - lotion & breast pads
Too Cute To Spook Sticker
$25.00 gift code for Juice In The City
Tree of Life bluray & DVD
$25.00 gift code for Eversave
Johnny English DVD & $25.00 gift card for the movies
The Kingdom of Childhood hardcover book
Theo Christian DVD
Learning Resources mini time tracker
National Geographic Halloween book & Garfield Halloween book
Decrotive Word wooden word sign - I selected "believe"
Quagmire ColorFusion polo kid shirt
2 teething necklaces
Winnie the Pooh DVD/Bluray
Pet-Greetings 1 yr. membership online
Painted Owl kid tee shirt
Fogless Shower Mirror
Grow-Ums kit - I selected pizza herbs
Natural Cleaning Products
Snow Flower DVD
Tiger Balm Cream
Cooper & Me hardcover book
Veggie Tales DVD
Lovable Labels Combo Pack - value $45.00
$13.00 Cover Girl make-up pack
Cowboy & Indian themed gift pack - Western shirt, tee shirt, cup, spices, sauces, beef jerky
Kathreen The Grape hardcover book
Pirate Adventures soft cover book
Zarbees cold medicine
Chunky Bling watch
Stationary cards
$25.00 gift code for MyBabyClothes.com
Kidz Med Thermometer
Personalized story book - for my granddaughter I selected a tea party book
Weirder Than Marshmallows ebook
Veggie Tales DVD & CD
Red Mosaic Cross
Christmas tree ornament, tee shirt & tote
Renuzit coupon
$25.00 gift code for Shutterfly Christmas cards
$50.00 gift code for Uncommon Goods
Double Duel Word game
Unique Creations Dog Tag - I selected a photo of my granddaughter
Boppy Pillow & cover & a shopping cart cover
Omaha Steaks Pack - 4 steaks, 4 pork chops, 4 burgers, 4 bakes stuffed potatoes & a chocolate cake
AppFinity App Blaster & Disney Cars 2 Appmates for the ipad
Ottilie & Lulu shampoo & face wipes
$40.00 gift code for Heirloom Toys
Kisseo Ecard premium membership online
Luggage scale
$40.00 gift code for imagplay toys
$50.00 gift code for CP Toys
3 Maileg Mice
2 codes for IcaughtSanta.com

Wins I am waiting for:

Boutique Travel Style wipe case
Real Steel DVD & tee shirt
The Rafters hardcover book
Real Steel DVD
Scunci Design Weaver Kit
Inside Out Human Body Poster
The Astral hardcover book
Recordable kids book
Slugs & Bugs CD
Silly Hair Lalaloopsy Doll
Uprinting birthday banner
250 Uprinting flyers
Pigeon Application for iphone/ipad

Thursday, November 3, 2011

About me

I was born on February 7, 1961 - I just turned fifty years old this year. I live alone with my two cats & have been single for more than ten years. So I found myself with time on my hands & discovered blogs. In these blogs I found giveaways, I was hooked!
I am Mom to a daughter, twenty-seven & a son, twenty-four.
My son is engaged to the love of his life & I couldn't love her more myself! They live in another state so I just don't get enough time with them!!
My daughter lives nearby with her husband and three children.
What I love more than life itself - my three grandchildren! My oldest grandson is four years old and my youngest grandson is two and one half. My granddaughter is three weeks old. Just thinking about them and my heart pitter patters. Most of the giveaways I enter are for my grandchildren. I could never financially afford to give them as much as I can with my giveaway wins.
I also have other special children in my life that I care very much for. There are two four year olds and two one and one half year olds.
      It has become my hobby to enter and share giveaways. When I get an email informing me that I am a giveaway winner the feeling is amazing! I love to be able to gift to my family and friends these great giveaway wins. Many times I find I am able to win items I could never otherwise afford on my own. I hope with this blog to be able to share with you my favorite blogs, there are many; I enter many giveaways so be prepared to check back often for new posts featuring my current giveaway favorites.