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I apologize for the delay in posting this. All winners were selected by Random.org and all have been contacted. All of the Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop winners have confirmed, but I am waiting for confirmations from the HoMedics and EcoSMART winners.
Thank you to everyone who entered! I have two more gift card giveaways to post very soon – $25 to Kroger and $25 to Safeway/Tom Thumb – as well as a few that end on 12/9 and 12/15 (see top right column). I hope to have the gift card giveaways posted this weekend.
Congratulations to the following Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop Winners:
1 – Comment #341 – Shel – $25 AMEX GC
2 – Comment #121 – Kristen – $25 Cooking.com GC
3 – Comment #244 – Tabathia B – $25 Kroger GC
4 – Comment #218 – Becky Shattuck – $10 Amazon.com
5 – Comment #432 – Heavenly Savings – $25 to Jasmere.com
HoMedics Shiatsu Massage Pillow
EcoSMART Home Value Bundle
This holiday season, the BBC America Shop invites you to discover the perfect holiday gifts. Simply click to visit the site.
In addition, the BBC America Shop is giving you the opportunity to win a pair of $500 gift card (one for you and one for a friend!). The gift card is redeemable toward purchases at bbcamericashop.com. Hurry because this contest will end on December 15th. Click here to enter the contest.
The online store offers a variety of products, including DVDs, books, music, house & home items, apparel, jewelry, gifts and magazines.
In exchange for sharing the above information with you, The BBC America Shop has given me a fantastic prize pack that includes several products from their store.
One lucky winner will receive:
Robbie the Reindeer DVD
Charlie & Lola, Volume 11: I Really Really need Actual Ice Skates DVD
Spot’s Magical Christmas DVD
Keeping Up Appearances: Deck the Halls with Hyacinth DVD
A Marble Heart Keychain
The luck o’ the Irish is yours whenever you reach for your keys!
A Build Your Own Kaleidoscope
Win this BBC America Shop Prize Pack
One lucky reader will win all of the items listed above.
- Visit BBC America Shop and tell me something they offer that you like.
Optional Additional Entries:
Disclosure: I did not receive compensation in exchange for this post other than the offer to giveaway this prize pack to one lucky reader.
This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.
All five winners have been notified by email and all have confirmed. I will be posting a winners’ announcement on Tuesday along with the names of the two winners from giveaways that ended on Monday.
I have two $25 gift card giveaways coming up this weekend for Kroger stores and Safeway/Tom Thumb stores. And don’t forget to enter the open giveaways in the top right column — many of which close on 12/9.
I can’t believe it’s now December! Let’s kick off this festive month with five gift card/code giveaways in one (five winners)!
This giveaway consists of the following gift cards/codes:
1. $25 Kroger Gift Card
2. $25 Cooking.com gift card
3. $25 AMEX Gift Card from NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegars
4. $25 Jasmere.com Gift Code
5. $10 Amazon.com Gift Code
- This giveaway will run from December 1 -12:01 am EST through December 5 – 11:59 pm EST.
Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect (right column – scroll up just a tad) and then scroll to the bottom of this page and leave a comment telling me which gift card/code(s) you would like to win. Please rank them in order of preference!
1. Like Craving the Savings on Facebook (+1)
If you are already a follower/subscriber/fan, please be sure to leave comments too! If you left a comment on my Cooking.com post, I will be adding your bonus entries to the comments and will email you to let you know.
Good luck! Be sure to visit the other blogs listed here during this week, and then come back here to enter any or all of my other open giveaways listed at the top of the right column of this page: EcoSMART Home Value Bundle (12/6), HoMedics Ultra Plush Shiastu Massage Pillow (12/6), JUMBiES Stuffed Animals (12/9), Z Tire Chains (set of 2) (12/9), StaphAseptic (12/9), Udderly Smooth Product Assortment (12/9), PretonSaver Ink Saver Software (4 winners) (12/9), BBC America Shop Prize Pack (12/15).
Once upon a time, many baby animals were being born at once — so many that the storks couldn’t keep up as much as they tried. It eventually got to be too much for the storks and they started crashing into each other!
The result? Twelve jumbled animals that the storks decided to call JUMBiES!
The storks took the JUMBiES to a wonderful island they called JUMBiELAND where these animals could stay until the storks could find new homes for them.
Three of these cute JUMBiES arrived at our home recently, to my daughter’s delight. They are:
Zumbo the Zelephant (Zebra + Elephant)
Leopold the Leopird (Leopard + Hornbill Bird)
Yuri the Moosecow (Moose + Cow)
When the package arrived, I noticed the JUMBiE “sand dollars” that were included with the JUMBiES stuffed toys. Each sand dollar features one of the JUMBiES, a value and the JUMBiE’S motto. For example, the one that features Filbert the Blabbit (Blue Bird + Rabbit) is worth fifty sand dollars and has “Don’t keep it a secret, Blabbit!” written on the back. I used the sand dollars to create a fun discovery game for my daughter, which she talks about in this video review:
What I like about JUMBiES:
- They’re cute and unique
The JUMBiES that we received are well-made, but they are best suited for children 3+ years old due to the potential choking hazard of some small, hard parts on the toys (JUMBiES’ eyes, Moosecow’s antlers, etc.).
Win Two JUMBiES!
One lucky reader will win two randomly selected JUMBiES!
- Visit JUMBiELAND.com and tell me which JUMBiE you like best.
Optional Additional Entries:
- Like JUMBiES on Facebook (+2)
Disclosure: I received three JUMBiES, two comic books, and several sand dollars in exchange for writing this review and hosting this giveaway. All opinions in this review belong to me and to my daughter.
I am embarrassed by how long it has taken me to write this review and post the giveaway, but on the positive side, I have had a lot of time to try out the software!
If you use your printer regularly like I do to print coupons, rebates, and other documents, PretonSaver will help you save money on ink while you print to save money on other items!
I waited until the last minute to print my tags and had no replacement ink in the house. I used this opportunity to see if PrestonSaver could help me get all the tags printed so they were still legible enough to be scanned/read at the sale.
I’m happy to report I was able to successfully print all 50 pages of tags, and I continued to use the black printer ink cartridge for another month before having to change it. While the quality wasn’t great, it was decent – especially knowing the ink cartridge was almost out of ink. I felt like I really stretched the life out of that cartridge.
Once I changed the ink cartridge, I tried the PretonSaver program again and could not tell a difference in the print quality unless I changed the savings percentage to the maximum 70% savings.
I have a bag full of ink cartridges that I need to take somewhere to recycle. I am hopeful I will no longer have such a full bag of cartridges now that I am using PretonSaver whenever I print.
The only minor annoyance I found was that each time I printed something, the box (shown above) would pop up and ask me to select a quality percentage before I could print. I thought it would be nice if I could click a ‘do not show this’ box and keep all printing at default of 35%. I just realized this option does exist, but you have to right-click on the Preton icon in the lower right corner of your browser and unclick the “Prompt before Printing” option. I would love to see this on the pop-up itself, but I understand why it is not there.
- Have a document with images and text, but only want the text? Click “Print text only” to remove the images during printing.
The features and system requirements listed on the PretonSaver Website include:
- Reduces consumable spending by up to 50%
- Windows® XP SP2 and up, Vista or Windows® 7
Download a free, 30-day trial (Black Friday through Cyber Sunday sale so this would only be valid on 11/28) or get a free, two week trial any other time, and test it out for yourself!
You can buy a one year license to PretonSaver Home for $19.95 or a lifetime subscription for $34.95. They also have subscriptions for multiple computers and for office environments.
Preton gave me four, one year PretonSaver Home licenses to give away to four lucky readers!
- Leave a comment letting me know why you want to win one of the licenses.
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Disclosure: I received a one year PretonSaver Home license and four to give away. All opinions are my own. The features and system requirements lists come directly from PretonSaver.com.
EcoSMART would like to giveaway one of their Home Value bundle of 100% safe pesticide products to one lucky reader!
The bundle includes:
– Ant and Roach Killer (14 oz can)
I have not used EcoSMART products yet, but hope to soon. I love that they are offer several safe pesticide solutions that use botanical oil blends (food grade ingredients) that are specifically designed to attack certain pests (e.g. ants and roaches) so they will not harm you, your child(ren), pet(s) or the environment.
How EcoSMART Got its Start
EcoSMART Product Line
Buy EcoSMART products
You can buy EcoSMART products at many major retailers like Walmart and Tom Thumb/Randalls/Safeway as well as places like Calloway’s Nursery (if you are in Dallas-Fort Worth).
Win the EcoSMART Home Value Bundle!
One lucky reader will receive the home value bundle!
- Leave a comment below letting me know why you need or want to win the Home Value Bundle of EcoSMART products.
Optional Additional Entries:
- Like EcoSMART on Facebook (+1)
Disclosure: This giveaway is provided by EcoSMART. I did not receive any products to review, nor did I receive any compensation for this post other than the giveaway opportunity. I was offered a product bundle if I post the EcoSMART link on my blog roll, which I will be doing since I want to try these products!
Before starting on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I spent as little time as possible in the kitchen. Now I spend at least an hour each day, but sometimes six or seven hours, prepping, cooking and cleaning up afterward. My back often aches after standing for so long. So when HoMedics contacted me about hosting a review and giveaway for their Ultra Plush Shiatsu Massage Pillow, I quickly said yes!
HoMedics provided me with a code to use to order the product on their site. I found the HoMedics.com order and checkout process to be very easy. You can get a shipping cost estimate before you enter all your personal information, which I love! Billing, shipping, payment and review information are all presented on one page so no need to click through multiple pages to place your order. The checkout process is very quick and easy-to-follow.
I received my pillow within days of ordering it and I was eager to put it to use on my achy back. I used it the night I received it after spending multiple hours prepping food. I think I was too eager because I didn’t bother to read the instructions and I used it for nearly an hour!
It felt so good on my back that I didn’t want to stop, so when it would automatically shut off, I immediately started it back up again. That was a big mistake as I had a few areas of sharp pain in my back the next day. I decided that I should probably take a look at the instructions. They clearly state not to use the product for more than 15 minutes at a time. Oops…
Now that I have read the product instructions and I am using the pillow properly, I love it. When I want a deeper massage, I turn on the heat and lift the flap. When I want a softer massage, I put the flap down. For an even softer massage, the instruction manual suggests putting a towel between your back and the pillow.
The product is meant for use on the the neck, shoulders and back. I have been using it primarily for my lower back – where the majority of back pain and tightness settles.
The product is portable, but it is corded, so it needs to be used near an electrical outlet. It is not meant for use in the car, and should not be used by children without supervision (my daughter is drawn to this pillow so we have had a few discussions about how it is not a toy).
One lucky reader will win a HoMedics Ultra Plush Shiatsu Massage Pillow!
- Visit the HoMedics Shiatsu Massage Pillow page and tell me what feature you like best
Optional Additional Entries:
- Like HoMedics on Facebook (+1)
Disclosure: I received a HoMedics Ultra Plush Shiatsu Massage Pillow to review and one to give away. All opinions are mine.
A few years ago, my cousin was hospitalized with a staph infection…. the dreaded MRSA – a highly resistant strain of staph that often will not respond to antibiotics. Most of her family came down with MRSA more than once — apparently it was very difficult to get rid of! They think it was initially contracted at a gym and then spread through contact at home.
MRSA spreads through contact and enters the body through cuts. So when I heard about StaphAseptic, I was eager to try it. While StaphAseptic is not a cure for MRSA, it is a preventative product that is worth having around the house if you are concerned about staph infections. After hearing about my cousin’s scary experience, I want to take preventative measures to avoid going through what she and her family went through.
You can apply StaphAseptic to minor cuts, scrapes and burns. I recently had two skin biopsies and used StaphAseptic before covering the areas with bandages. I was a little concerned about using it on the biopsied areas because the cuts are a little deep, but I had no problems with the product. I plan to use this on my daughter’s cuts and scrapes too, for added protection.
StaphAseptic is not only a first aid antiseptic, but also a pain relieving gel (includes Lidocaine). It does not contain antibiotics. To reduce your chance of getting a staph infection, use it in addition to following these other preventative steps:
- Treat and cover wounds
One lucky reader will win a 2 oz tube of StaphAseptic!
- Leave one comment letting me know why you want to win this.
Optional Additional Entries:
- Like StaphAseptic on Facebook (+1)
Disclosure: I received a 2 oz tube of StaphAseptic to review and one to give away. All opinions are mine.
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