Sunday, January 31, 2010

Even Firefighters Go to the Potty book giveaway

My brother-in-law is a volunteer fireman, so my potty training nephew REALLY needs this book!  Check out the giveaway at Susan Heim on Parenting ending 2/12:

50.00 American Express #Giveaway sponsored by

Goby is a new search engine for finding things to do with the kids (museums, zoos, etc.).  To get the word out about Goby, MomStart is running a $50 AmEx gift card giveaway, ending Feb 8th.

Friday, January 29, 2010

$25 Amazon Gift Card & Thyroid Awareness Giveaway at the Suburban Jungle ends 1/31

Underactive thyroid runs in my family, so this post caught my attention even without the $25 Amazon gift card being given away.  Check out the Suburban Jungle for details (link below).  Giveaway ends 1/31.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Giveaway : Free Wii, Wii Fit Plus and More

From the fixr website:  fixR has been described as an “ebay for home remodeling“: homeowners list their remodeling needs as contractor submit estimates to get the work.

To get the word out, they're giving away the prizes below.  Check out the giveaway at this link:

1st Prize

Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii Fit Plus ($298 value) for one
wii, wii fit plus giveaway

2nd Prize

Black & Decker PS18FDPK 18-Volt 51-Piece Project Kit ($130 value) for two
fixR Giveaway - Black and Decker Tool Set

3rd Prize

Black & Decker XD1200K 12-Volt Ni-Cad 1/4-Inch Hex Cordless 5-Position Drill/Driver Kit ($80 value) for two
fixR Giveaway - Black Decker Swiveling Drill Set

Family Party 30 Great Games Winter Fun Video Game for the Wii #giveaway at Momstart

While some curse video games for kids, the Wii has been great for us this winter when we've had to stay home with illnesses.  We can always use games that are good for the whole family, and this one sounds like it fits the bill!  Check out the Family Party 30 Great Games Winter Fun Video Game for the Wii giveaway at Momstart ending 2/15:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bakugan “Time for Battle” Volume 6 Review & Giveaway at Is it Naptime Yet?

This Christmas, when asking my son what he wanted, one of his frequent replies was, "Bakugan".  Did he really know what it was?  No, but his classmates had them and he wanted them.  So we're still learning here.  A DVD of the cartoons would sure help with the learning process!  Enter to win one at Is it Naptime Yet?, ending 2/4/2010.

Windshield Wonder Review & Giveaway at Nicole's Nickels

At 5'4", it's tough to clean the windshield of my SUV.  This tool sounds like it would help me reach the middle though!  Win Windshield Wonder at Nicole's Nickels, ending 2/1/2010.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

CSN Stores and A Giveaway from at Some Days You Gotta Dance

With two small kids, there are plenty of dishes broken here.  I can always use a good serving bowl myself, and a fun, funky color at that!  Check out Some Days You Gotta Dance for their latest giveaway.  Ends January 28th.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

National Geographic Kids 2010 Almanac: Review and Giveaway

Win a copy of the National Geographic Kids 2010 Almanac at The Experimental Mommy ends 1/27:

McCormick & Schmicks GC gift card giveaway ends 1/25

While there is a McCormick & Schmicks near us, I have yet to get to try it.  Having a $25 gift card would be a great incentive to go!  The Mommy-Files is currently giving one away, ending 1/25:

U.S. Wellness Meats 75.00 Sampler Pack Review and #Giveaway

Mmmm..... MEAT!!!!  (Yes, I could never be a vegetarian voluntarily LOL)

They're giving away a $75 sampler from U.S. Wellness over at MomStart.  Go check it out!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Yes, ANOTHER Oreck Halo Giveaway ends 2/16

Yet another blog is offering what I'm in pursuit of - That elusive Oreck Halo!  Head over to the Not-So Blog's Experimental Mommy (ends 2/16):

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Frugalicious Mommy Anniversary CASH giveaway ends 1/25

The Frugalicious Mommy is celebrating her blog anniversary with a cash giveaway!  Ends 1/25

Hi Tec Auckland Sneakers Giveaway ends 2/8

 I've needed new sneakesr for ages, and was excited to see a newer giveaway for shoes very similar to my ones to be replaced!  Two pairs up for grabs at Melinda Joy's blog - One for a male, one for a female!  Ends 2/8

Wii Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs game giveaway ends 1/19

It's already been a long winter in our house (two weeks home with sick kids), and the Wii has helped us not kill each other while trapped home.  A new game always helps!  Win Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs game for Wii at The Mommy-Files:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Oreck Platinum Pilot Vacuum *Review and Giveaway at Mommy's Hangout

Anyone need a good vacuum?  Look no further!  Come enter the new Oreck Platinum Pilot giveaway at Mommy's Hangout.  Ends Friday 2/12/10 @ 3PM EST


Angela Vinez Designs Giveaway - win a blogger blog makeover!

It's a new year, and my blog needs a new look! Thank heavens, Angie at 5 Vinez Monkeys is giving away a new blog look to one lucky reader courtesy of her business, Angela Vinez Designs. You won't want to miss this giveaway! Stop by before 11:59pm ET on January 27th and enter to win!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ceramcor Xtrema Cookware Review & Giveaway at Sugar Pop Ribbons

Teacher hubby's original degree is in ceramic engineering, so we always find new materials interesting around here.  My primary pan could definitely be replaced, and the 10" pan from Ceramcor they're giving away at Sugar Pop Ribbons sounds awesome.  Contest ends January 15th at 11:59pm PST.  Here's the link:

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Wins & Thanks

I just realized that I haven't done a Thank You post since mid-December.  I only started focusing on blog giveaways about two months ago, but it's still quite fun to see the USPS/UPS/Fed Ex delivery guys coming so often!  Many thanks to the giveaway sponsors and bloggers!

12/15/2009 Black Diamond Floor Cleaner (CouponPrincess)
12/19/2009 Raisin gift basket (Latina on a Mission)   
12/19/2009 Sid the Science Kid doll (thatsitmommy)
12/23/2009 Kmart GC (Twitter only)
12/26/2009 SweetPea3 MP3 Player (Barefoot Mommy)
12/26/2009 Alphabotz and ItzaZoo games (The Science of Being Dad)   
1/2/2010   BJs $25 gift card (Wii Mommies)
1/5/2010   Sam's Club $75 gift cards (The Art of Being Mom)
1/7/2010   Wii Birthday    Party Bash (frugalwifeblog)
1/7/2010   EA Active Sports Active (Outnumbered3-1)

We just got the SweetPea3 today and my three year old LOVES it.  We let her test drive it today to make sure it was working, but I told her she had to "earn" it with her reward chart.  She wouldn't go to bed without us putting it with the rest of the "prize closet" toys LOL.

I also love the giant Swiffer-like mop that came with the Black Diamond cleaning kit.  If you've got hardwood floors, it's so convenient.  I just have to find out where to get a spare mop head cloth for when one is in the wash.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

$50 Toys R Us giveaway at Earl's Daughter

With both toys for kids and grownups, who couldn't use a $50 gift card to Toys R Us????

Giveaway at Earl's daughter ends 1/31.  Here's the link:

Monday, January 4, 2010

"Blog Tour and Beatles Rock Band for Nintendo Wii Giveaway: The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg"

While not quite the Metallica Guitar Hero my husband likes to play, I figure this is a great family friendly version of Rock Band for us all to enjoy.  Giveaway is at Presenting Lenore and ends next Monday January 11th:

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Disney G-Force Blu-Ray Review/Giveaway at Here & There ENDS TONIGHT

The rate this winter is shaping up, the kids and I are going to be inside a lot.  Why not have a new movie to watch?  Win Disney G-Force on Blu-Ray at Here & There: