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Skin MD Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Skin MD is sponsoring a Valentine’s Day Giveaway valued at $100.  Enter to win through February 7, 2010, and also earn additional entries by blogging, subscribing to the Skin MD feed, etc. and then emailing them to let them know what you did to earn the extra entries.

The giveaway includes:

(1) A Bottle of Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion

(2) A Bottle of Skin MD Natural + SPF Shielding Lotion

(3) One Pound of See’s Dark Assorted Chocolates

(4) 12 Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Coffee Pouches

(5) A “Kiss Me” Mug

(6) A Cuddly Teddy Bear

(7) Lollipop Bouquet

(8) A Line Wicker Basket

Click here for the details and to register for your first entry.  Good luck!

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This Week at Meijer: Ad, Online Sales (No Coupon Code Needed), and More

I don’t have Meijer in my area, but it seems to be very popular with my chat board buddies who do.  In addition, several of the bloggers I follow are posting about the great deals at Meijer.  So, I signed up for the Meijer weekly ad in order to be able to blog about it too.  If you live in an area that has a local store, I envy you.  If you’re “deprived” like me and don’t have a local store to shop at, you might still be interested in the online store.  I know I’ll be checking it out thoroughly!

This week, Meijer is offering several deals in their online store:

*Buy 2 or more housewares, get 20% off all.  (No promo code needed.)

*Buy $40+ of HP ink, get a $10 gift card.  (Available in-stores too.)

*Save 5% in Grocery and Drug Store. (No promo code needed.)

Click here to search for a Meijer store.

Click here for the online version of the email ad.

You can also earn entries in the $1000 Power Review Sweepstakes by doing product reviews at Meijer.com.  You don’t have to purchase the item at Meijer in order to review it.  Just look for an item you want to review in the online store, then click on its review tab to start the review process.  You can even add pictures or videos to your review.  Each qualifying review earns one entry in the $1000 sweeps.  Get the basic details here.   Get the official rules here.  There is a long list of retailers particpating in the Power Review Sweepstakes.  Get the list here.

While you’re visiting the Meijer web sit, be sure to take a good look around.  You can also register to use special features, such as the recipe finder, shopping list, and coupon printer.

Want to see how a fellow blogger saves big bucks at her local  Meijer store?  Click here to see what Megan of Daily Essentials and Deals bought this week!  I’m amazed!

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Get FREE Stuff by using swagbucks.com

Register for FREE at swagbucks.com, then start earning FREE swagbucks that can be redeemed for FREE stuff.  You can earn for searching the Internet with their search engine, purchasing items from their affiliate stores, taking advantage of  special offers, promoting swagbucks on your own site or blog, and more.

I haven’t been very dedicated to the swagbucks concept, so I haven’t earned a lot of swagbucks for myself. Mainly, I earn swagbucks when I remember to use their search engine.  I have it downloaded to my Safari browser, but I quit using Safari.  (I loved it until I upgraded, then it started giving me fits.  *sigh*)  Since I now use Google Chrome for browsing, I visited the swagbucks site and downloaded the swagbucks plugin and made Google Chrome my default browser.  Now, it should be a lot easier for me to earn swagbucks for my Internet searches.  I’m often searching the ‘Net, so I really should make sure I get my free swagbucks for doing so.  I’ll also earn swagbucks for promoting the site here.  If you sign up, search, and win, I’ll earn more too.

I have several friends who have been very sucessful with swagbucks.  One friend redeems her swagbucks for Amazon gift cards and, when I last checked, she had earned about $50 in gift cards.  Not bad at all!   And, by the way, it didn’t take her years.  She does this in mere months.  Add that up over time and it amounts to big bucks.  She bought a lot of her Christmas gifts using those Amazon gift cards!

There are some useful things to know about swagbucks.  First, you can search from the swagbucks site (without downloading the toolbar), but you might not remember to do that every time you search.  Download the toolbar to your default browser so that your searches automatically qualify for swagbucks.  Second, you won’t win swag bucks for every Internet search.  So, sitting at the computer for hours making up searches won’t work.  Most people say that they win about twice a day and those wins aren’t close together. If searching isn’t part of your normal routine and you are searching just to try to win swagbucks, try doing a search in the morning and another in the evening.  If you don’t win on your first search, try a few more times.  Refreshing your browser might help, if you’re not having any luck.   Third, every Friday is MEGA SWAG BUCKS Day.  I generally win one swagbuck for each of  my winning searches.  But, yesterday was Friday and I earned FIVE in one search.  It is possible to earn up to ONE HUNDRED swagbucks on MEGA SWAG BUCKS Day.  Fourth, if you are going to order something off the Internet, check to see if the store is listed with swagbucks.  If it is, start your visit with swagbucks so that you’ll earn for your normal purchases.  Fifth, sign up for the swagbucks newsletter.  Every now and then, they’ll send you a freebie code to enter into the swagbucks code box (on the website). Sixth, follow the swagbucks blog for great tips.   For instance, you’ll learn about swagbucks giveaways such as the 500 SWAG BUCKS GIVEAWAY, where you can redeem a few swagbucks for a chance to earn LOTS of swagbucks (or other prizes).   Seventh, invite your friends.  When they join, search, and win, so do you!   Eighth, promote swagbucks on a social networking site (such as facebook), on your web site, or on your blog.  When someone clicks your link, join, searches, and wins, so do you!  Ninth, earn swagbucks by using TradeIn.  Recycle your old cell phone or trade in video games and consoles.  Tenth, check out the SPECIAL OFFERS page for even more ways to earn swagbucks.

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Patchwork BLITZ!

Spa Cuisine from Lean Cuisine:  Click here for printable coupon. (Coupon printer required.) If the coupon printer tells you that the coupon has already been printed, you will need to register for Lean Cuisine emails here.

Delsym:  “Join our e-mail list and we’ll send you great recipes, tips and advice for family, food and fun. And don’t worry, you can choose to unsubscribe at any time. By signing up, you will receive helpful home advice, tips, recipes and great offers from the makers of DELSYM®, LYSOL®, ELECTRASOL®, and AIR WICK® brand products plus terrific sweepstakes.

beautyforallages.com:  Register to receive money-saving coupons and a mail-in rebate offer.  (Once I registered, a new page opened to Coupons.com.  If you’re already a member of Coupons.com, you won’t need to register at beautyforallages.com, a site owned by Johnson &  Johnson.)

101inks.com:  Enter coupon code JAN15 to receive 15% off through January 31, 2010.  [I have used this company and I love saving 15% off their already low prices.  I maximize my savings by ordering a Combo deal, using the coupon, and qualifying for free shipping.]

Barnes & Noble:  Click here for a printable coupon to use in the store, or write down the coupon code for use online, to receive 10% off the cost of ONE item.  (Coupon expires January 25, 2010 at 2:59 am ET.)

Magazines.com:  Click here to enter their 10th Birthday Sweepstakes for a chance to win great prizes such as a Dell Studio 15 laptop, a Garmin Nuvi 1690 GPS, a flip Mino HD Camcorder, etc.

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Dollar General: Fresh Start Sweepstakes

Click here to enter the Dollar General Fresh Start Sweepstakes with over $400,000 in prizes.

*Sweeps is open for entry until January 31, 2010.   Winners will be chosen on or about February 11, 2010.

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Coke: Enter for a Chance to Win $2010 in 2010

Click here.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 US & DC, 18 AND OLDER.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Ends 1/25/10. See Rules for prize descriptions and complete details.

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Minnesota Mama’s Must Haves: Review of WOOMBIE & Giveaway

I recently blogged here about how much I love Minnesota Mama’s Must Haves.  She has awesome reviews and giveaways.  Entering her giveaways is easy and you can “earn” multiple entries by following her guidelines.  I won’t be blogging about every giveaway she has because I’d be blogging about her every day.  LOL!  But, I do think today’s review and giveaway is worth mentioning.  I had never heard of the Woombie before I read about it in her blog newsletter, but it looks like a lifesaver for the parent with a newborn. I really wish I’d had Woombie for my newborns!

Here is a short excerpt from her review of Woombie:

“You can help ease your baby’s transition from the womb to the outside world with Woombie. It is a safe way to swaddle your baby and reduce discomfort. It follows SIDS guidelines and is designed to help your baby sleep better and safer.”

Please visit the MMMH blog to read more and enter the giveaway.  And don’t forget to scroll down to see more of her great reviews and giveaways!


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Hobby Lobby Online: Weekly Giveaway of $100 Online Shopping Spree

Hobby Lobby Online is also offering a weekly giveaway:  one winner of a $100 Online Shopping Spree EACH Friday.  To qualify, all you need to do is register with Hobby Lobby Online.  You will then be automatically entered in the giveaway.   The linked page from the Craftabilities blog provides the details and a link at the bottom where you can register.

Good Luck!

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Blog Recommendation: Minnesota Mama’s Must Haves

Sarah, a stay-at-home mother of two young children including a newborn boy born last month, authors the blog Minnesota Mama’s Must Haves.  I wish I had known about her when my kids were little.  On the other hand, she probably wasn’t blogging then.  LOL!   At any rate, she does product reviews and that enables her to offer giveaways on her blog.  There are numerous ways to enter her giveaways.  For each giveaway, you must complete a mandatory entry.  This usually consists of visiting the company site and choosing your favorite product then telling her what that product is in a comment (for your first entry in the giveaway).  After the mandatory entry is completed, you can “earn” extra entries by entering her other giveaways and telling her which ones you entered in another comment; becoming a fan of her blog on facebook; blogging about the giveaway; putting her button on your blog; etc. For each thing you do, you just add a comment to the giveaway to tell her.  Each unique comment earns an entry in the giveaway. Winners are selected randomly using random.org.  Winners are posted on the blog and emailed privately.  Each winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner is chosen.

Currently, Sarah has several really cute items up for giveaway:  a soft rag doll of winner’s choosing from Adorable Kinders doll; a Baby Nest carrier from My Baby Nest; and an adorable eco-friendly tea set from Green Toys.

So, if you’re a bit confused, here’s how I worked it:  For each of the above giveaways, I visited the company’s site and commented about my favorite item at the giveaway; commented that I was a facebook fan of MMMH; commented that I am an email subscriber; and commented that I had entered the other two giveaways.  That earned me 5 entries in each giveaway.  After posting this, I will be able to go back and enter another comment for each giveaway, bringing my total to 6 entries each.  It’s easy, so give it a whirl!  :o)

Since my youngest is 6 and a boy, I don’t really need a doll, a baby carrier, or a tea set.  BUT, I have several little nieces and nephews.  Plus, I know several women who are expecting.  If I win, I know I will be able to bless someone else and that was worth the effort to repeatedly enter those giveaways.

It is also worth noting that Sarah’s reviews don’t always end in a giveaway, but I’ve found them to be a great way to learn about products that I’ve never heard of before.  For instance, she reviewed the FUMI purse hook, which is perfect for the germaphobe!

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HGTV Dream Home 2010 Giveaway

Enter here!   You can enter once per day from now through February 19, 2010.

Here’s a cut & paste about the giveaway:

Enjoy High-Desert Living

Enter for your chance to win HGTV Dream Home 2010, a contemporary Southwest-style home situated in the shadow of the breathtaking Sandia Mountains in Sandia Park, N.M. The grand prize package — worth more than $2 million — also includes $500,000 and an all-new 2010 GMC® Terrain.

Remember, you can enter once a day through February 19, 2010, for a chance to live the dream.

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