Thursday, July 23, 2009

Back to School Sweepstakes, Etc.,

Here is a list of some promotions in time for Back to School:

ZipZoomFly Back to School Wishlist Sweepstakes - (18+, Must create an account and wishlist that does no exceed $700, then submit your email address to enter) Ends Aug. 1, 2009 Prep for Back-to-School Sweepstakes - (females, age 13-24 are eligible) Ends Aug. 11, 2009

Kleenex Anti-Viral Tissue Gear Up For School Sweepstakes (Prize pictured above left) Ends Sept. 6, 2009

Little Debbie Back to School Giveaway Ends Sept. 30, 2009

Puffins Cereal Back-to-School Coloring Sweepstakes (18+, have child 5-12) Ends Oct. 15, 2009

Kraft Come Together for Back to School Instant Win Game
- (Open to residents of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama, 18+) Ends Nov. 27, 2009

Note: Unless otherwise mentioned all are 1x daily entry for those 18+ residing in the U.S. Be sure to check official rules to prevent disqualification.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Win Tide for a Year Plus a Nice T-shirt

The Not-So-Blog's Experimental Mommy, is spreading the message about Loads of Hope. It's a campaign by Tide, supplies a mobile laundromat during times of disaster.

When you purchase yellow-capped tide, the Loads of Hope bottle, you are helping. You can also purchase a Loads of Hope T-shirt. I like them, thinking about getting one.


To purchase a t-shirt (not necessary to enter)
Win a year of Tide Laundry Detergent - Ends tonight (my apologies) @ 11:59 CST. Extra Entries: Yes

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Contest Entry

Amazingly the Story Siren is offering yet again, another amazing contest.

Here's a list of just a few things she's giving away to one winner:

Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert (PB)
Intertwined by Gena Showalter (ARC)
Initiation by Susan Fine (PB)
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer (ARC)
books for teens by Simone Elkeles bookmark
Silver Phoenix bookmark, featuring original art by Cindy Pon
Violet Wings bookmark
Ballads of Suburbia boomark

I probably haven't told you this, but another hobby of mine is collecting bookmarks. I would have entered if she was just giving those away.

I didn't say 'Lucky' winner because I'm not a lucky person and didn't want to jinx it. So the best to the one winner.

Super Cool Books Contest - Ends Sat., Aug. 1st, 2009, midnight ET. (she can and will if she feels like it, stop the contest at any time.) Extra entries: Yes

*US addresses only. If you are International, and have a friend in the US who will accept it, then you can enter. That's the only restriction I see.

Really want a Kindle

When it comes to contests. Which if you haven't noticed is one of my main hobbies; I'm usually too late, or don't have the means to enter them. Like this one they are having over at Engadget, who have partnered with Amazon and Adafruit Industries to give you the chance to win your own personalized Kindle.

It's pretty much an etch-a-sketch on the back of it. The Kindle is something I've been coveting (know I shouldn't) for months now. My mother refuses to let me purchase books, because I don't have any room for them. I am going to get ride of some, eventually.

Now, I read the entire article. It isn't showing me any love. I'm an artist, but I guess I don't have the means to enter. The entries have to be saved in EPS or Al format, black and white only, and composed of strictly vector graphics and all fonts converted to curves. Before yesterday, I had never heard - that I can recall - of any of that. I'm not a graphic artist.

I scoured the World Wide Web trying to find a free resource. I came across Inkscape, but it only saves in AVG format. Even if I found something the contest ends in a week.

All you graphic artists or people with the means should enter.

If you know of a free program that will let me save in EPS or Al format, tell me. Thanks and Good Luck (not that I believe in that). I believe in you all, though.


Design Your Own Kindle (and win it) - Ends Friday, July 24, 200, at 11:59 ET
Extra Entries: No, you can only enter once.

Win some books

I Heart Monster is giving away some books this month and the next. She has a nice interview of Julia Hoban, the writer of Willow. I haven't read it yet, but might get lucky and win a copy from her (I'm assuming she's female).

She is also giving away a copy of Prada & Prejudice. I've been seeing the cover for months, finally learned what it's about today. Combines two of my favorite genres; historical fiction and chicklit. She said it was a quick read because of Mandy Hubbard's fluid, conversational tone, and that it's fun. I will add it to my list of to be read (TBR).


Willow (a new hardcover from Amazon) - I'm not sure when it ends. Leave comment about the fantasy book you wish existed. Extra entries: Yes
Prada & Prejudice - Ends Wednesday, Aug. 5th, 2009. Leave a comment with what year you would want to end up in if you bonked your head and magically appeared in a different time. Extra Entries: Yes

Love Jewelry - Giveaway

Janie's Precious Peas is offering this lovely necklace to your left. It's called the Instant Chic, and can be found at Twisted Silver, an online jewelry retailer.

If you like this necklace you can head on over to Janie's Precious Peas to enter. As a head's up, the only requirement for entry is to go to Twisted Silver, and choose one item you like best.

After you choose head back to Janie's Precious Peas, and tell her which one.

This is going on until 9 pm est, Friday, July 31st 2009. There are four options for additional entries.

Good Luck as always.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Traveling to Teens

I've seen this website's button on several blogs the past month or so. I never thought to look at it until today, when of course, they are holding a contest. They are having several, actually.

Traveling to Teens is actually a tour of Young Adult authors. They are from several genres. The purpose is like the title denotes, getting the word out about their books to their target audience. I know, more than teens read Young Adult. If I consider this a book blog, which I don't, I would love to help promote their work.

I entered one of the contests. It's Not You, It's Me by Kerry Cohen Hoffmann. (Ends Friday, July 31, 2009)

So many people have used that line when they are breaking up. It's an example of chiasmus. Which basically means, it is you. Though, that may not be the case, that's what they are really saying.

I'm looking forward to reading the book. Hope that the main character realizes she should be working on and cherishing herself, not chasing after someone who doesn't want her.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Father's Day Debacle

Technically, this didn't occur on Father's Day. It was the following Tuesday. The reason I'm telling you about what happened then will be made clear shortly.

My sister-in-law bought my brother a late Father's Day gift. It didn't really matter, because he doesn't care too much for the holiday. (Guess he got that from Dad.) She handed him a blender.

Now the specifications are unclear, but it was high quality. He just dotted on it. They decided the very day they got it to make smoothies. No need to say, try to make, because what they made shouldn't even count as an attempt.

A strawberry and banana smoothie sounds good to anyone who likes those fruits, at first. If you tasted their misguided attempt, you'd probably never want to touch a banana in your life. That's it, banana, that is all the concoction smelt and tasted of. Then, they decided to pour snow cone juice, just because it's strawberry flavor in. Then, some cranberry-apple juice. All of that without measuring. Maybe, if they had had a book they could have pulled a semblance of a smoothie, but no such luck.

Point of post. They need a book.

Peace & Quiet is giving away 3 copies of MixShakeStir from Hachette Book Group. You can read a review of the book and enter the giveaway at Peace & Quiet.
Giveaway Ends Today @ 11:59 pm (My apologies)

Greenest iPod Ever

Thought this was nice looking. Plus I really want an iPod, especially an iPod Touch.

Through TUAW I was able to learn about the greenest iPod. Through a link that leads to the source I found the iPod to your left.

Cute, huh?

Whoever did it is pretty crafty.

Thanks Sweeties Swags - Cow Appreciation Day

I love your site and receiving your tweets.

My family rarely eats out. If we do it's usually McDonald's or Wendy's. When I see my nieces today we are going to make cow costumes. Thanks.

Cow Appreciation Day is held every year on July 10. Sweetie, cites it as being an unofficial yet nationally recognized holiday. This is my first time hearing, and thus participating in it. Sweetie, can explain all this better to you, so I won't blame you if you want me to get to the point.

Put on a full cow ensemble, and go get a free entree during any part of the day. On the site there's a pdf with a costume all ready for you.

Happy Cow Appreciation Day!

My #moonfruit Creative Entry

As usual the execution isn't like I envisioned it, but I think it may be too late anyways.
Do you think I would have had a chance?

All the images came from the world wide web:

the websites courtesy of moonfruit themselves

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

iPod Touch Giveaway 7/2009

Win a 16 GB iPod Touch in a giveaway held by Moms By Heart.

There are nine things you can do to increase your chances of winning. Each requires a separate comment in the form above the comments.

Be sure to mention that Kayla D. (Tdbttrfly - twitter name) referred you. The rules and entry form are at the Moms By Heart site.

Almost forgot! The iPod Touch giveaway ends Mon. July 6 @ 11:59 PM. Enter to win before then, and mention me. Thanks.

Win The Secret Life of the American Teenager Season 2

Literary Illusions is giving away the second season of The Secret Life of the American Teenager. You can earn extra entries through: twitter, your blog, Digg, and if you Stumble upon it. But be warned! There is a limit of one comment per entrant. So, make sure you do everything before you comment, or else you could be disqualified.

Note: You don't have to do everything, but you need to include everything in one comment.

Here's the link: Secret Life Giveaway - Ends July 8th at 11:59