A Few Giveaways

Here’s a list of giveaways that are mostly books…

  • The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition! (no indication if you’re entering for blu-ray or DVD) – 2 winners, open to USA – HURRY! –> ends November 25, 2018Click here to enter!
  • Children’s book:  Builders and Breakers by Steve Light – 2 winners, open to USA & Canada – ends November 28, 2018Click here to enter!
  • Children’s book – Around the World in 80 Puzzles by Aleksandra Artymoska – 2 winners, open to USA & Canada – ends December 1, 2018Click here to enter!

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  • Children’s books:  Little Christmas Tree by Jessica Courtney-Tickle and Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo – 2 winners (2 books each), open to USA & Canada – ends December 2, 2018Click here to enter!
  • Sing a Song of Seasons: A Nature Poem for Each Day of the Year curated by Fiona Waters & illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon – 1 winner, open to USA & Canada – ends December 3, 2018Click here to enter!
  • My Heart Belongs In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania by Murray Pura – 3 winners, open to USA – ends December 5, 2018Click here to enter!

Saturday Giveaways

In many ways, I can’t believe it’s been six months since I wrote a blogpost.  I’m only writing one now to let you know about a few contests/giveaways I entered.  Yes, I get to receive an extra entry into them by telling you about them, but I do not receive any compensation. 🙂

Here’s just a few of the fun giveaways currently out there…

Chat With Vera is hosting the following:

  • Eppie the Elephant (Who Was Allergic to Peanuts), a book written by Livingstone Crouse and illustrated by Steve Brown, Ends 17 September 2018, USA only – Click here to enter.
  • The Spirit of God Illustrated Bible, a Zonderkidz book written by Doris Rikkers and illustrated by Fernando Juarez, Ends 20 September 2018, USA & Canada – Click here to enter.
  • National Geographic Kids ABSOLUTE EXPERT SERIES: Soccer, Dolphins, Volcanoes, & Dinosaurs, two winners will each win two of the books mentioned, Ends 26 September 2018, USA only – Click here to enter.
  • Fit To Be Tied (Bucklin Family Reunion #2), a book by Debby Mayne, two winners will each win a copy of the book, Ends 28 September 2018, USA only – Click here to enter.
  • The Day War Came, two winners of a book written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, Ends 6 October 2018, USA & Canada – Click here to enter.

What I like most about Chat With Vera is that she usually hosts quite a few giveaways with usually very few entries… which makes one have a greater chance of winning! 🙂  So, hop on over and check out her site.

 

Popcorn Quotes to Seize the Day

In an attempt to be a better ‘me’ this year, I’ve taken to tweeting with the hashtag, #SeizeTheDay.  (Obviously, tweeting is not going to make me a better me, in and of itself.)  My best friend of all time is celebrating her birthday today.  We’ve not seen each other in nearly 18 years, and yet our friendship is as strong as ever.  For my birthday, she gave me a daily calendar with quotes (and the words “Seize the Day”) for each day of the year (except only one on weekends).  Today’s quote, after a brief search online, appears to be a bit of a misquote.

I’ve not read this blogpost word for word, but Sue Brewton points out that rewording quotes changes the meaning.  Here’s the quote as printed by Sellers Publishing, Inc.:

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.  

— John D. Rockerfeller, Sr.

According to Wikiquote, Zig Ziglar used this in Steps to the Top in 1985.   However, according to Working in America by Catherine Reef and The Fra: For Philistines and Roycrofters edited by Elbert Hubbard and Felix Shay and Sue Brewton’s blog as already mentioned, the quote should be:

It requires a better type of mind to seek out and to support or to create the new than to follow the worn paths of accepted success.

John D. Rockerfeller, Sr. in Random Reminiscences of Men and Events

For me, the quote exudes even more when one reads the whole paragraph (or better yet, the whole book); but in our society of instantaneous everything, we’ve come to expect ideas to come to us in 140 characters or less.  Even Twitter realized that life can not be crammed into such a small box, as they recently doubled the allotted number of characters to 280.

So, let’s #SeizeTheDay and start seeking out more than the microwaved package of proverbial popcorn.  Dig out the old air popper or pour some kernels in a small amount of hot oil.  (Just be sure to have a lid nearby.)  In other words, read a full paragraph, chapter, or book!

By the way, “Seize the Day” is a quote from approximately 2,041 years ago… long before the microwave, cellphone, Google, or even the printing press was invented.

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!  🙂
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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)

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.

Summer Reading Perks

We’ve been enjoying our time of summer reading, even if we never got our bookmarks laminated.  As I mentioned earlier, Borders has their own incentive for kids who read books over the summer months.  They call it the Summer Reading Double Dog Dare, or something like that.  (Go check it out!)

Additionally, Borders has teamed up with several blogs to give two of their readers a chance to win a $100 gift card…

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.