Saturday Sweeps

As usual, there are soooo many giveaways and soooo little time!

I mentioned in my last Saturday Sweeps that I won two different things from the same blog, The IE Mommy.  Both prizes have already arrived!  🙂
Here’s some of the most recent giveaways I’ve entered…

Two different blogs are giving away a $500 Visa gift card!!!

  • Mom to Bed By 8 – ends May 1 – click here to go enter!
  • Susan Heim on Parenting – ends May 1 – click here to go enter!

My Springfield Mommy has a few that end tomorrow (that I entered)…

  • The Big Wedding giveaway – Click here to go enter!
  • A Springfield Doll (with outfit) – Click here to go enter!
  • My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Princess Twilight Sparkle on DVD – click here to go enter!

Mom’s Own Words is also giving away The Big Wedding prize pack, but you have more time – ends May 8 – click here to go enter!

As They Grow Up is giving away This Is Our Time on DVD – ends May 4 – Click here to go enter!  Also, My Four Monkeys is giving it away – ends April 29 – Click here to go enter!

My Four Monkeys has a few other giveaways, too…

  • Ring the Bell DVD – ends April 29 – click here to go enter!
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble With Things book – ends April 29 – click here to go enter!
  • Hermie and Friends DVD – ends May 6 – click here to go enter!

Don’t forget about this giveaway…

The Freebie Depot is giving away a $50 gift card to Olive Garden – ends May 4 – Click here to go enter!

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Black Friday / Post-Thanksgiving Giveaways

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving… and that you found lots for which to be thankful! 🙂  I’m thankful that someone will see this post and appreciate it.

Here’s a few contests/giveaways that I’ve entered that I thought you might be interested in…

  • My Four Monkeys is giving away…
  • The Mommy-Files is giving away…
    • a Brave on Demand prize pack which includes a $25 Visa Gift Card and a Brave T-shirt (among other things)… Click here to go enter.  (Hurry!  Ends Nov. 27)
  • Did You See That? is giving away…
    • a set of four NCircle Entertainment DVDs… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Nov. 28)
  • Second Time Around is giving away…
    • a Melissa & Doug Metal Grocery Basket with play food… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Nov. 30)
    • Jumbo Safari Counters from Learning Resources… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Nov. 30)
    • a book, Last Night I Had a Laughmare, by J.E. Laufer… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Dec. 4)
  • As They Grow Up is giving away…
    • a game for children called Kids on Stage…  It’s like charades for kids.  Click here to go enter.  (Ends Dec. 1)
    • a $50 gift certificate to Magic Cabin… Click here to go enter.  (Ends around Dec. 4)
    • a sampler of cookies from Lucy’s… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Dec. 5)
    • a Super Why ABC Letter game… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Dec. 6)
  • Two of a Kind…Working on a Full House is giving away:
    • a $50 Visa Gift Card… Click here to go enter.  (Ends Dec. 7)
    • a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and a book entitled Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead…  Click here to go enter.  (Ends Dec. 10)

Monday Mania

Enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to any Six Flags U.S. theme park.  (Sponsored in part by Discover Card’s “What Would You Do with $1 Million?” campaign.) …

Did you know that September is National Pet Health Insurance Month?  Neither did I.  Apparently, Kroger is a sponsor of this ‘event’ because several blogs are giving away a $20 Kroger gift card in conjunction with this promotion.  (They all end on 9/30, unless otherwise noted.)

And finally, what’s the newest ‘rage’ in little girls’ toys for this Christmas?  Teacup Piggies!  Go to these blogs and enter to win a Teacup Piggies Set…

German or American?

My parents spent six years of the first 21 years of my life in Germany.  Of that, I lived in Germany with them for about four of those years.  (My father served in the U.S. Army and for the civil service.)  I remember being ecstatic as a college freshman when I found out my parents would be returning to Germany after nearly 10 years away.  I love Germany… the language, the culture, the climate, the scenery, the food!  (I don’t love their WW II history.)  German was part of my college major.  I used to have a shirt that I bought at the PX (post exchange) in Stuttgart, Germany.  It had a picture of a surf-boarding Snoopy on the front with the words, “Show me the ‘wave’ to go home.  GermanyUSA.”  I think I wore it out!  Here’s a picture of me wearing it.  (ignore the late ’80s/early ’90s hair style :P)

Well, I found several giveaways that are “specifically” German-related and several that are truly American.  Check them out to see what I mean…  (Note: There are also a few that aren’t ‘nationality-specific’.)  🙂


Two sites have giveaways that end TOMORROW, and they’re both giving away clothing.  Also, I’ve included another blog that’s giving away clothing…

  • The Bragging Mommy – a St. Eve Kids Beach Wrap, a Giraffe Girls’ Toddler Sleepwear Set, and a Heartbreaker Boys’ Toddler Sleepwear Set  – ends 7/19 at 10 a.m.
  • The Mom Reviews – Jockey Supersoft Panties – ends 7/19 (no time is indicated)
  • Happily Domestic – a Mountain Hardwear Men’s Ravine shirt ($75 Value) – ends 7/29


The next ‘group’ of giveaways is sponsored by Nestlé which in a German dialect means “little nest”1.  The Experimental Mommy (aka The Not-So-Blog) is hosting these giveaways as part of the Nestlé Family Summer Block Party which was held last week.  These giveaways end on 7/21.


For more “sweet tooth” goodness, check out these giveaways…

  • The Mommy-Files – a variety pack including Hershey’s Extra Dark and Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Treats – ends 7/22
  • The Mom Reviews – free Popsicles and a National Geographic Kids Big Book of Fun (5 winners!) – ends 7/23
  • Savvy Housewife – eight (8) Cookie Jar Entertainment kids’ DVDs – ends 7/24


Summer SizzleSummer Sizzle giveaways (including a German-related one)…

* Piece of Me – a Personalized Mouse Bag from Little Liebling (2 winners!) – ends 7/26 (Liebling is German for ‘sweetheart’.)

* Minnesota Mama’s Must Haves – a Personalized Lunch Tote – ends 7/26

More kids’ item giveaways (including a German-related one)…
  • My Organized Chaos – a copy of Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days on DVD – ends 7/27
  • And Twins make 5! – a set of Schleich Toy Figures (six different dogs) – ends 7/28 (Schleich’s headquarters are in Germany.)
  • Happily Domestic – a wooden Doll Bunk bed – ends 7/30


The AmericanGirl Shine On Now campaign is about celebrating girls who are making a difference in their families, communities and schools.  The following blogs are among those who are Official Parent Partners with
The Shine on Now campaign.  Each of these are giving away an AmericanGirl doll.  To enter most of the giveaways, you must nominate a deserving girl who you think has made a difference.  (All of them end on July 31st {when the campaign ends} unless otherwise noted.)


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1according to Nestlé’s History (Note: Henri Nestlé was apparently Swiss, not German. But, of course, German is one of the languages spoken in Switzerland.)

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Sensational Saturday “Sweeps”

Here are a few giveaways that I thought you might find “sensational,” too!  (Also, please don’t forget to let me know your thoughts on my blog button!)

For the kids:

For Everyone:

  • Serendipity Mommy – a 9-person family tent from Eureka! (ARV $279) – ends 7/12
  • Mom Start – a $25 American Express GC from Kelly Confidential & Electrolux – ends 7/19
  • Experimental Mommy (aka The Not-So-Blog)  – a S’mores Prize Pack from Kraft S’mores & S’miles – ends 7/20
  • Mommy GogglesThe 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo DVD (2 Winners!) – ends 7/21
  • Moms Wear Your Tees (aka Social Media Marketing) – a $50 Target GC – ends when 100 entries are reached (needs 7 more entries as of this posting)
  • Happily Domestic – a $20 Regal Cinemas GC and a $30 restaurant GC – ends when her blog reaches 1000 followers (restaurant GC is winner’s choice of the following…)
    • Chili’s
    • Famous Dave’s
    • Carino’s Italian Grill
    • Outback Steakhouse
    • P.F. Chang’s
    • Cracker Barrel
    • Qdoba Mexican Grill
    • Red Lobster
    • Red Robin
    • Texas Roadhouse
Giveaways listed are found on the following sites…
Disclaimer:  Here’s the small print…  I’m not reviewing this or offering it as a giveaway.  I have received no compensation for blogging about this except to receive extra entries in some of the giveaways.

For lack of a better title… Toy Story, Madeline and other fun stuff

The last time I blogged about a Madeline giveaway was in March.  There’s already another awesome Madeline DVD release:  Madeline’s Great Adventures.  So far, I’ve found 3 blogs still offering one of these DVDs as a giveaway, but you better hurry because a couple of them end tonight…

Something that’s really “hip” and “now” is Toy Story 3!  We saw it yesterday (as a special treat for Dad on Father’s Day).  Very good… as usual.  🙂  Here’s a couple of giveaways related to TS3; but again, you better hurry!!  One ends tonight and the other ends tomorrow…

  • Busy Mommy Media is giving away a a Lego Construct a Buzz – ends today/tonight!
  • Coolest Kid Reviews is giving away an Operation: Toy Story 3 Edition (the game… from Hasbro) – ends tomorrow (6/22)

The other giveaways I wanna let you know about are quite a hodge-podge, so I’ve tried to put them in order of their ending date… starting with the ones that end the soonest…
  • Mama to 3 Blessings is giving away The School Years Memento Keeper, a scrap-booking-type school memories keeper from Family Facts – ends tomorrow (6/22)
  • Feisty, Frugal, & Fabulous has two fun items to give away from Interactive Toy Concepts… an RC Cooler and an Extreme Duck Hunter – ends 6/24
  • Go Graham Go has a cute cat purse from Douglas Cuddle Toys to give away – ends 6/28

I have a few more, but will probably need to include them in a later post so that I can let you know about the three ending tonight!

direct link to Go Graham Go’s homepage, per her request
Disclaimer:  Here’s the small print…  I’m not reviewing this or offering it as a giveaway.  I have received no compensation for blogging about this except to receive extra entries in  the giveaways.

I guess it’s giveaway time!

It’s been awhile since I shared giveaways with you.  I hope you find something you’d like!  I’m also working on a post that will highlight Borders Summer Reading Challenge, so keep an eye out!

Here are several that end tomorrow (Monday, June 14th)…

For the kids…

Miscellaneous prizes…

  • Red Sox Mommy – a Potty Training Kit from Pull-Ups (includes a gift card, 3 DVDs and a few other items) – ends 6/18
  • Koupon Karen – a Channellock VJ-1 tool gift set – ends 6/19
  • Eighty MPH Mom – a 320-Thread Count King Size Duvet Cover set – ends 6/20
  • Recipes for Moms – a $100 grocery gift card from Cellfire – ends 6/25
  • Jamerican Spice – a Tide Coldwater prize pack – ends 6/30
  • Bird Crafts – any item from CSN Stores worth $80 – see if you win on 7/7
The giveaways listed above are found on the following sites…  (Please let me know if you find an error.)
Disclaimer:  Here’s the small print…  I’m not reviewing this or offering it as a giveaway.  I have received no compensation for blogging about this except to receive extra entries in some of the giveaways.

Giveaways Galore

Warning! This post is “giveaway heavy”!  (over 25 giveaways listed!)

I keep thinking, “Today‘s the day I’m going to ‘publish’ my long list of fun giveaways I’ve been collecting.”  And then, something happens.  I find MORE fun giveaways to add to the list. 😉  However, I also end up having to remove some of them because they’ve ended. 😦  So, without further ado, here’s what I have so far…  🙂

Win stuff for the kids

Win school supplies (I know it’s Summertime, but school will start again before we know it!)…

Win stuff for your blog during the Build a Beautiful Blog event (both giveaways shown end on June 2nd)…

Win stuff for the whole family

Win clothing for her

Win stuff for Dad

  • a Dozen Smiley Cookies at Koupon Karen – ends 6/6
  • your choice of Father’s Day Gift Set from Community Coffee at Moms Own Words – ends 6/15
  • a Schick Hydro razor and shave cream at No Time Mommy – ends 6/18
  • a Linefinder Jigsaw from Black & Decker at No Time Mommy – ends 6/18

Win stuff for your home

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Disclaimer:  Here’s the small print…  I’m not reviewing this or offering it as a giveaway.  I have received no compensation for blogging about this except to receive extra entries in some of the giveaways.


I can’t believe it’s nearly May!  Where does the time go?

Here are several of the giveaways I’ve entered recently.  Let me know which ones are most interesting to you.

The Queen of My House has a Vera Bradley handbag to giveaway – ends 4/29

The Erickson Looney Bin has a Simply Go-Gurt “Simplify Your Life” prize pack giveaway – ends 5/1

Southern Illinois Money Savers has two Yoplait yogurt “gift pack” giveaways ending on May 1st…

Mommy Goggles is having a “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” Fridge Makeover Giveaway – ends 5/2

Here's a picture of the inside of my fridge... in need of a makeover.

The following giveaways end on 5/3…

**Also, Everything In Between has a $10 Sonic gift card to give away, but it ends on 5/7.**

At Fairy Blog Mother, enter to win a $40 WalMart gift card from Swiffer and My Blog Spark – ends 5/5 — Click here for a direct link to the giveaway.

No Time Mommy has a Flicka DVD giveaway that ends 5/15