Saturday, January 18, 2014

Several Dream Wedding Sweepstakes

Weddings are stressful, no doubt about it. So many fine details to attend to, with so much expense! Yet, a beautiful wedding is many a bride and groom's dream come true, and will create the memories of a lifetime. Here are several sweepstakes with prizes that will help winning couples to have their dream wedding, with less expense.

Vera Wang Ultimate Bridal Experience

Grand prize includes a Vera Wang wedding dress, approximate value (AV) $5,000; a trip for winner and a guest to NYC or LA to pick out the dress and have it fitted (AV $2,500); Vera Wang Wedgewood fine china, stemware, and flatware service for eight (AV $3,000); Vera Wang Wedgewood toasting flutes and With Love Noir cake knife and server (AV $135).

Also includes five runner up and 10 second runner up prizes.

Must be registered with Macy's, and add at least one Vera Wang Wedgewood item. Open to residents of the U.S. and Puerto Rico, 18 years of age or older. Ends January 31, 2014.

Wedding Vibe Giveaways

This site has a number of giveaways. Current prizes include a honeymoon in Hawaii, a leather wedding album, a cake topper, and many more. You must register with the site to enter.

Destination Weddings Magazine

Here you will find several contests to make any bride and groom's dream come true. Prizes include several destination packages.

Adelaide's Dream Wedding Contest

This is a sweepstakes only for those planning to get married in San Diego County. Be sure to read the rules, as it has certain requirements (such as attending the breakfast where the winners will be drawn). Lots of great prizes, some of which have substitute prizes if you've already had your wedding! Ends February 28, 2014.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Three Sweepstakes with Food Prizes!

Though any prize is a good prize, sweepstakes with food prizes are always such fun. The nice thing about these types of sweepstakes is that you will often get a coupon for the product, or some other added benefit, just for entering. So, you always win!

The Artichoke Club

Ocean Mist Farms has an ongoing drawing with a weekly prize of a case of artichokes. Sign up for their monthly newsletter, and you are automatically entered in each drawing, for as long as you continue to receive the newsletter!

Snickers Superbowl Satisfaction Sweepstakes

Facebook entry. I won an instant win prize of a free Snickers bar on this one, today. Chances are good that you could, too! You can also text your entry by sending the word SNICKERS to 78787.

Lots of prizes!

500 First Prizes: each, a $100 Visa Gift Card. 1,000 Second Prizes: each, a $25 Visa Gift Card.10,000 Third Prizes: each, a SNICKERS® Brand Candy Bowl; ARV: $15 each. 990,000 Fourth Prizes: each, a coupon redeemable for one (1) SNICKERS® Bar (1.76-1.84 oz.); ARV: $1.29 each.

Daily entry. Must be 13 years of age or older to enter. Ends February 28, 2014.

Celebrate Seafood Cyprus Style Sweepstakes

One Grand Prize of a “Celebrate Seafood Cyprus Style” Prize Pack, valued at $1,000. Includes a sauté pan , a citrus zester, a fish spatula, a garlic press, authentic regional seasonings, a miniprep food processor, an iPad Mini® with chef stand, a copy of Olives & Oranges: Recipes and Flavor Secrets from Cyprus by Sara Jenkins and Mindy Fox, and a $250 grocery retailer gift card.

Weekly entry. Ends January 31, 2014.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Three Fashion Sweepstakes!

Here are some great sweepstakes with fashion prizes, sure to satisfy any fashionista's craving!

Runway Winter Giveaway

100 prizes. Loony Bum belts, Axiis Sunglasses and RUNWAY shirts. APR $50 to $300 each. Open to U.S. residents 13 years or older. Ends January 21, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern.

Keep it. Win it.

The current prize is an AllSaints biker jacket,always in style! Valued at $700. This is a weekly sweepstakes, starting each Tuesday, with a new prize each week. Open to U.S. Residents 18 or older.

E! & Skinny Girl's VIP Red Carpet Getaway Sweepstakes

Five weekly prizes of one $250 American Express gift card each. Grand prize winner wins a trip to the red carpet in Los Angeles with a friend, including tickets to the taping of E! After Party: 2014 Academy Awards AND tickets to the taping of Fashion Police: 2014 Academy Awards Special! (Plus, there's more!)

Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, 21 years or older at the start of the sweepstakes (January 13, 2014). Ends February 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Fashion Trends to Look for in Sweepstakes for 2014

If you enjoy entering sweepstakes with prizes from the world of fashion, here is a sneak peek of what to look forward to.

Fashion Trends 2014

Fashion trends in 2014 are bringing back a hint of the past, with a twist of freshness. Though many aspects remain familiar, 2014's trends are more futuristically inclined, far from being a blast from the past. Expect to see a bit less form-hugging with a bit more functionality, yet these styles are as beautiful as ever.

Skin is in, with crop tops, bermuda shorts, and sheer fabrics, as is a retro spin on 90's style. Leggings may now take a back seat to baggy pants or wide-leg trousers, and athletic styles are taking on a whole new level of chic. If you bought into the metallic, sheer, and irridescent fabrics of 2013, you're in luck. They're sticking around, as are the bold florals and the distressed fabrics. The ever-present ruffles of 2013 are now relics of the past year, as is the asymmetrical look.

Denim with metal (like chains) is taking off this year (will denim be the new leather?). Distressed denim jeans are certainly here to stay. As denim shirts come back in a whole new way, you can kiss your daddy's blue-jean shirts goodbye.

Colors are taking on a new curve in 2014. Spring colors embrace vibrant pastels, while burgundies and grays provide for staples throughout the year. Pantone's color of the year, Radiant Orchid, is sure to be popular in most anything fashion-related, and beyond. Fashion is leaving the bright corals and greens of 2013 behind, for now.

Prints are standing out, with a fun and playful, yet sophisticated style. Logos are taking on new life in this realm, with numerous athletic and other styles presenting logos as the print.

Pleats are being redesigned to fit the modern look, and are tastefully spattered about. This could seem to pair with the resurgence of the button-up shirt, however, you likely won't find these styles in your grandma's closet. Button-up shirts can still show a lot of skin, and pleats can certainly diverge from the traditional sense. You won't need to wear the traditional pleated skirt and button-up shirt together. Think outside the box, more in the realm of a diagonal pleat on a skirt paired with a crop top, or a button down shirt showing some skin atop wide-leg pants.

A boxy silhouette in jackets and blouses is trendy for the new year, bringing a relaxed feel with ease of movement, along with its stylish appeal. Tea-length is the spring look for flowy skirts and dresses.

Trendy street style is taking on a virtual overhaul, with designers like Ashish putting his spin on it. Ashish explains his version of street style with a strikingly easy-to-relate-to scenario. He says, "IT was inspired by popping down the off license, you know when you just put your slippers on and have the jewellery from last night on still." This pretty much says it all.

Overall, the year looks good for updating your wardrobe. With a few strategic, winning pieces, you won't need to revamp, yet you will still be in style.


The Huffington Post Canada, Spring 2014 Fashion Trends: Outfits We'll Be Wearing Next Year, Anne T. Donahue

Pantone, Color of the Year 2014

Glamour Fashion, The Ten Most Wearable Spring 2014 Fashion Trends, Straight Off the Runway, Fawnia Soo Hoo

Vogue UK, Spring/Summer 2014 Ready-to-Wear Ashish

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