Winners of the Giveaways That Ended 7/2

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If you are the winner listed below, you have 72 hours to email me at pooh5497@yahoo.com with which giveaway you won, your name and address for shipping.

Minky Couture Blanket:

Author: Susan (susanandtim@…)
Comment: I like you on FB as Alison Eales.

Denny’s Gift Pack:

Author: Sandy S (mom2sillyboyz@…)
Comment: follow you on twitter

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Summer Driving Safety Reminders from State Farm + Giveaway

With 4th of July right around the corner and drivers gearing up to hit the road for vacation, State Farm has summer driving safety reminders to share, and a list of essential roadside items drivers should have in their vehicle in case of an emergency:

  • Beat the Heat: Inspect the radiator, pressure cap, belts, and hoses to make sure they are in good shape with no signs of blisters, cracks, or cuts in the rubber.
  • Hydrate Your Vehicle: Check fluid levels: brake, automatic transmission, power steering, windshield washer and coolant. Make sure each reservoir is full and if you see any sign of fluid leakage, take your vehicle in to be serviced.
  • Check the air pressure in all tires, including the spare
  • Make sure the wiper blades are functioning properly
  • Check battery life and inspect batteries and battery cables
  • Inspect brake pads and linings for wear; change the oil and filter according to manufacturer’s service interval specifications
  • Test the headlights, brake lights, turn signals, emergency flashers and interior lights.
  • Move the beach gear over for the roadside emergency kit.

You never know when an emergency will happen so be sure to have an emergency kit that includes:

  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight
  • Emergency flat tire repair
  • Gloves, blankets and towels
  • Hazard triangle, road flares, brightly colored distress sign, or “Help” or “Call Police” flag
  • Screwdrivers and wrenches
  • First aid kit
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Water for both the car radiator and your family
  • High-calorie, non-perishable food

I love their tips for traveling with kids:

  • Always use proper safety restraints
  • Use the long drive as teaching moments about safe driving
  • Pack a cooler with healthy snacks like water, fruit, nuts and granola
  • Stop every few hours to let the kids stretch their legs
  • Adults should take the time to exit the vehicle and stretch too.  If you become drowsy, don’t hesitate to pull over to a safe location and rest until you feel able to continue the drive
  • Use electronic devices to help keep away the boredom on the long drives

Click the infographic below to see a full page view of it…

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Most of you know my daughter recently got her license and has her own car so I am going to check over the list of emergency items that State Farm recommends and make sure that she has everything she needs in case something happens while she is out driving on her own.

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Now onto the giveaway…

One reader is going to win an emergency kit to keep in their car ($50 value).

To enter, leave a comment stating where you plan to drive next with your family.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 7/16 at 5 pm EST

Disclosure: I was given the product featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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Barney: A Super-Dee-Duper Day DVD + Giveaway

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It’s a Tee-Riffic day for friends big and small as they celebrate the summer with Barney® in the all-new movie Barney®: A Super-Dee-Duper Day available only on DVD July 15, 2014 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.

When Barney takes his friends on a dino-sized adventure, everyone has a Super-Dee-Duper Day! Barney encourages everyone to use their imaginations to remember the lessons they learned during their super Sports Day in the park showing them that sometimes the most rewarding activities are the most simple. From playing ball and hopscotch to riding bikes, playing basketball and much more, Barney, BJ, Baby Bop and Riff show how the power of friendship makes everything fun!

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • BJ’s Batting Cage Counting Game
  • I Love You Karaoke Music Video

Make sure you “Like” Barney on Facebook and follow @DinoMiteBarney on Twitter to keep up with all the latest promotional news.

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Now onto the giveaway…

One reader is going to win a copy of Barney®: A Super-Dee-Duper Day DVD

To enter, leave a comment stating which character from the show is your child’s favorite.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 7/9 at 5 pm EST

Disclosure: I was given the DVD featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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Winners of the Giveaways That Ended on 6/25

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If you are the winner listed below, you have 72 hours to email me at pooh5497@yahoo.com with which giveaway you won, your name and address for shipping.

Sesame Street: Monster Manners DVDs (5 winners):

Author: Shelley P (sscott2@…)
Comment: I follow via FB as Shelley Joy

Author: Lea (mowmowlm@…)
Comment: I follow you on Facebook.

Author: Jessica B (jessicabehme@…)
Comment: I subscribe to your daily emails

Author: Nicole H. (nmarino3@…)
Comment: I follow you on Twitter

Author: vickie kamerik (tuzwoo@…)
Comment: I follow you on pinterest as well

The LEGO Movie Blu-Ray:

Author: Patty (patricia@….)
Comment: I follow you on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

Nature’s Own Free Product Coupons:

Author: Suzanne H (suzyqpon@….)
Comment: I like you on Facebook.

Bomb Pop Prize Pack:

Author: Stephanie Grant (nurse_mommy@…)
Comment: I “like” you on Facebook (Stephanie Grant)

Hasbro / Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet Prize Pack:

Author: Mike (mtsgamer@…)
Comment: We have eaten at a Home Town buffet before.  The kids liked it alot.

Epson LabelWorks LW-600P Label Maker:

Author: Kathy K (kathykross@…)
Comment:  I just signed up to get your emails

NEW WINNER:

Granite Gold Stone Care Prize Pack:

Author: Shy (loko@…)
Comment: Like WhoSaidNothinginLifeisFree on Facebook

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New Old Orchard Naturally Sweetened Lemonades + Giveaway #StayCool

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Old Orchard introduces a new line of naturally-sweetened lemonade including Strawberry Lemonade and Country Style Lemonade which is made with real lemon juice and naturally sweetened to provide a fresh lemonade-stand quality and taste.  It can be found in the ready-to-drink juice aisle of grocery stores nationwide in 32 oz and 64 oz multi-serve bottles priced at $1.29 and $2.29 respectively.

I received one of each flavor to try and both me and my kids loved it.  I actually hid the strawberry lemonade after I let the kids try it because I loved it so much and knew it would be gone if I didn’t keep it away from them (is that bad? lol)  I will definitely be picking up more of these (and maybe I will share with my kids when I get more).

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To make this launch even more fun, Old Orchard brands is holding a “STAY COOL” SUMMER VIDEO CONTEST to coincide with the launch of the new naturally-sweetened lemonades. To enter, upload a short video (30 seconds or less) that capture the essence of staying “cool” for a chance to win one of (2) unique $2,500 Family Vacation Packages.  All videos should feature family-friendly summer moments suitable for all ages.  The contest can be found at oldorchard.com/staycool and runs through July 31, 2014.

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Now onto the giveaway…

Five (5) readers are going to win a coupon for a FREE bottle of Old Orchard Lemonade

To enter, leave a comment stating which flavor you think you would like best

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 7/9 at 5 pm EST

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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Profreshionals Cut Fruit Bowl + Frozen Fruit Dessert Recipes #freshfuitbowl #BBBProduct

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Fresh fruit is in season and we have the perfect bowl for you. The Profreshionals 3-piece cut fruit bowl, which is available at Bed, Bath & Beyond, helps keeps watermelon and other cut fruit fresher longer. The top layer has small holes in it so juices can drain through into the bottom layer which catches all the juices.  Because the fruit does not sit in its own juice, it won’t spoil as quickly.  Finally the lid then keeps out air which keeps fruit from getting dry or gooey.

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I was asked to create a recipe using cut fruit and I decided to use my Yonanas machine and make a couple different frozen fruit desserts.

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First I purchased raspberries, strawberries, bananas, peaches, vanilla yogurt and heavy whipping cream.  Next I cut the fruit, placed it in the bowl and rinsed it well.  I like that the extra water drains through the top layer into the bottom layer so that when it was time to bag the fruit to freeze, they were not sitting in a bunch of water.

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For the first recipe, I used cut peaches and raspberries plus heavy whipping cream which I froze in a silicone mini muffin pan so that I had pieces small enough to fit into the Yonanas machine (see pic above).  Once I blended the fruit and cream, I put them into popsicle molds and froze til hard.  I love that this is a somewhat healthy treat for the kids and myself.  Don’t they look delicious ?!?!

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For the second recipe, I used cut frozen strawberries and cut frozen bananas plus a little frozen vanilla yogurt (I froze it into cubes like I did with the heavy cream).  Making this dessert is so easy using the Yonanas machine ! Plus this is a healthier option than the first one because you use yogurt rather than heavy cream.  I like to put the mixture into a Good Cook 4 oz Ceramic Ramekin because they have lids which make it easy to freeze after making a large batch.

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Now onto the giveaway…

One reader is going to win a Profreshionals Cut Fruit Bowl of their own.

To enter, leave a comment stating what fruits you would cut and keep in this bowl.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 7/9 at 5 pm EST

Disclosure: I was given the Profreshionals fruit bowl featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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  • One prize per household for each Good Cook event. For example, if someone wins on 2 or more blogs, they – or their family members – will only receive one prize from that event.
  • If a household has won a prize in a previous Good Cook event, they are not eligible win again for 6 months.
  • If a household has won more than one prize in a previous Good Cook event (prior to the one-win-in-six-months rule), they aren’t eligible win again for 12 months.
    Good Cook Bloggers and Good Cook Kitchen Experts are not eligible to win prizes in Good Cook sponsored events, whether or not they participated in the event or not.
  • Good Cook will confirm that winners are eligible and will disqualify anyone who has won more than once.
  • Prizes ship from Good Cook and can take 8-10 weeks after the contest ends, unless otherwise stated. You must be 18 or older to win. US shipping addresses only.
  • Good Cook reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value if sufficient inventory is not available.

Also make sure you check out all the other great fruit recipes that the Good Cook Kitchen Expert bloggers created



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The Lego Movie Blog App + Blu-ray Giveaway #TheLEGOMovie

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The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Chris Pratt (Moneyball) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (The Campaign) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (Taken) voices the president’s powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.

Starring as Emmet’s fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Emmy nominee for 30 Rock), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, 30 Rock), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC’s Parks and Recreation) as a craggy, swaggering pirate, obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (Community) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.

Check out the blog app below where you can

• Move your mouse across the GIFs to control the action and play “EVERYTHING IS AWESOME” at the same time to really get crazy with it!
• Press the “record” button and make a mini 6 second LEGO GIF video that can be shared to Twitter and Facebook. Videos instantly get posted to YouTube for everybody to enjoy!

 

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Now onto the giveaway…

One reader is going to win The Lego Movie on Blu-ray

To enter, leave a comment stating which character is your favorite.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 6/25 at 5 pm EST

NOTE: Each household is only eligible to win The Lego Movie Blu-Ray via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Disclosure: This giveaway is being provided through Partnershub. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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Make Breakfast a Celebration 24/7 at Denny’s + Giveaway

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Denny’s isn’t just for pancakes and eggs in the morning! The family-friendly restaurant is open 24/7 to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner around the clock for you and your family. America’s diner that’s “always open” is the perfect place for your next celebration. June is full of reasons to celebrate: from a little league game win to a graduation ceremony or just the start of the summer, its always a great time for a party.

Plus kids eat free on Tuesday nights from 4 to 10 pm w/ purchase of adult entrée of $4 or more, making Denny’s an affordable option for a family meal.

To make kids meal more of a celebration, Denny’s is selling cupcake drink cups in stores for only $1.99 each with the purchase of a drink.  They are complete with a red and white striped straw and are great for milk, juice, water or even to bring snacks on the go.

There are over 1,600 Denny’s in the United States so just visit Dennys.com/#/location to find the one nearest you.

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Now onto the giveaway…

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One reader is going to win a prize pack that includes a $25 Denny’s gift card and two cupcake drink cups filled with candy.

To enter, leave a comment stating what your favorite thing to order at Denny’s is.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 7/2 at 5 pm EST

Disclosure: This giveaway is being provided by the company. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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The Winner of the J-Animals Giveaway

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If you are the winner listed below, you have 72 hours to email me at pooh5497@yahoo.com with which giveaway you won, your name and address for shipping.

J-Animals – The Wearable Stuffed Animal

Author: Nicole Vieu (cbv426@…)
Comment: I get your emails everyday!!

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