Friday, August 8, 2014

Looking for a Nice Getaway?

Today's sweeps offer some sweet getaways, to possibly make some of your dreams come true. The "Blog Cabin" sweeps is now open for entries. This is one of my favorite annual sweepstakes, along with the HGTV "Dream Home" sweeps. What a great place to escape to! On a smaller scale, they are also offering various "Blog Cabin"-related items in a weekly giveaway!

Along with these things, today's getaways include a trip to Jamaica (who wouldn't want to getaway there?), and weekend getaways from Hilton. A big grand prize from Hilton tops it all off!

Any one of these would make a great getaway!

Blog Cabin Sweepstakes

* Grand prize is a home (the "Blog Cabin) in Winterhaven, Florida, along with select home furnishings, a Mastercraft NXT 20 Boat, and $50,000. Total ARV $891,000.

One entry per person/email address per Website per day (also available at Entry by mail also available, by which you may enter as often as you wish (see rules for instructions). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and its territories, possessions and commonwealths who are 21 years of age or older as of July 28, 2014. Ends September 12, 2014.

Blog Cabin Gimme Gimme Giveaways

You may have to scroll down the blog to see the giveaway post.

* For the giveaway week starting August 8, the prize is a topography art piece. ARV of prizes varies from $40 to $150.

One entry per person per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 21 or older. Entries do not carry over into subsequent drawings. Ends September 11, 2014.

Look & Find Sweepstakes

* Grand prize is a five night vacation for two to Negril, Jamaica. ARV $5,000.

* Instant win prizes include the following:

1050 Eyeglass Cleaning Cloths. ARV 7 cents each.
150 Designer Sunglasses. ARV $150 each.
5 Visa gift cards. ARV $200 each.

Limit of one instant win prize per household.

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older (19 or older in Al and NE). Ends December 31, 2014.

Ultimate Weekender

You must be, or become, a member of Hilton HHonors member to enter this sweeps. Also, this sweeps runs Monday through Friday, so the rules state you cannot enter on Saturday or Sunday. There are a number of ways to gain bonus entries, so be sure to check the rules if you'd like to take advantage of these.

* Grand prize is 24 Free Night certificates at any hotel and resort within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio; 24 certificates for 50,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles each; 12 $100 Hilton HHonors gift cards; and a check for $10,000. Total ARV $42,232.

* Weekly prizes include a variety of free night certificates and other amenities, the most common of which has an ARV of $3,488.

One entry per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18 or older. Ends January 2, 2015.

Good Luck!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Around the Kitchen

Today's sweeps bring us back into the kitchen once more. If your family is anything like ours, so much time is spent in the kitchen that it's the heartbeat of the home. My sons and I all like to cook, and I am a big fan of all kitchen gadgets and appliances big and small. With a household of foodies, it all works out, offering enjoyment for the whole family, along with plenty of friends and neighbors.

The prizes here offer some nice additions, suited to nearly anyone's kitchen!

Zwilling J. A. Henckels "August Giveaway, Enter to Win Staub Ceramics 12-pc Set, Cherry” Sweepstakes

* Grand prize is a Staub Ceramics 12 Piece Set in Cherry. ARV $445.

Set includes:
Small Bowl 4.75”, 0.65Qt
Large Bowl 6.5", 1.3Qt
Small Serving Bowl 7”, 1.5Qt
Large Serving Bowl 9.5", 3.4Qt
Oval Dish 11", 2.4Qt
Rectangular Dish 13" x 9", 4.75Qt
Pie Dish 9 3/8”, 1.7Qt
Round Mini Cocotte 0.25Qt, Set of 3
Ramekin 0.25Qt, Set of 2

One entry per person/email address. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends August 31, 2014.

The Star Cuisines Cooking Oils Sweepstakes

* 7 winners will each receive a set of two Star Cuisine Cooking Oils. No ARV is stated.

One entry per person, with bonus entries available for social sharing. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends August 17, 2014.

Southern Fridge Sweepstakes

For this sweeps, you must answer trivia questions to enter. Answers are not judged, and you can pick your answer until you pick the correct one.

* Grand prize is a GE-branded refrigerator, and a selection of Tennessee sourced products. ARV $5,000.

One entry per email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends September 30, 2014.

Today's Bonus

For residents of Idaho, Arkansas, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida...
Albertsons & Earthbound Farms Free Salad for a Year Virtual Giveaway Sweepstakes 2014

Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Corn at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Play to Win Cash Prizes, and More!

Thanks to the hardworking folks in the field for Frontier, the internet is back up and running, once more. Hence, your daily sweeps fix from is back, too!

To celebrate, today's sweeps offer some nice cash prizes, awarded in the form of a check! How exciting is this? Pretty darn exciting, I'd have to agree. Of course, today's bonus sweeps offer some nice prizes, too!

If you want to get more sweeps, you can follow @TBarkingRaccoon on Twitter. Along with the daily blog posts, I generally post additional sweeps daily on Twitter. The sweeps you will find there are generally not posted here on the site. Often it is because they are ending soon, or because for various other reasons they would not fit into current posts. Along with sweeps, I also post some of my other endeavors, as well as articles of interest from around the Web, freebies from various sources, and certain calls to action (such as signing a petition for certain causes, etc.)

My following there is not large, as I have never tried to promote it, and have simply gained a small yet organic following. I offer it to you here, today, so you can have access to more daily sweeps and other good stuff, if you so desire.

Now, on to the sweeps!

GAC's Great American Country Giveaway

* Grand prize is $50,000, awarded in the form of a check.

* 5 weekly winners will each receive $1,000, awarded in the form of a check.

One entry per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents physically residing in the 50 United States, D.C., and Puerto Rico, 18 or older. Ends September 12, 2014.

Travel Channel We Are Summer $10,000 Sweeps

* Grand prize is $10,000, awarded in the form of a check.

* 31 instant win prizes are being awarded, of various Travel Channel merchandise. ARV $5 each prize.

Limit of one instant win prize per person.

One entry per person/email address per day, with the opportunity to win an extra sweeps entry each day for correctly answering a trivia question. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 21 or older. Ends August 31, 2014.

The Black and Mild Across the Land Sweepstakes
To enter this sweeps, you must become a member of the "Black & Mild" Website.

* 12 grand prize winners, 1 each week, will win $2,000 towards a trip to a unique leisure destination, awarded in the form of a check.

One entry per person per day. Open to smokers who are legal residents of 48 United States (Excluding Massachusetts and Michigan) and D.C., 21 or older. Ends October 12, 2014.

Today's Bonuses

For some things to help make moving day a little bit easier...
Velcro Brand #MovingDay Giveaway

Photograph your outdoor adventures with your kids, for the chance to win outdoorsman prizes!
Protect Your Passion Sweepstakes

Save 50¢ when you buy TWO (2) any flavor 4.5 OZ. OR LARGER Chex Mix™, Chex Mix™ Muddy Buddies™, Chex Mix™ Popped™ OR Chex Mix Xtreme™

Good Luck!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Another internet outage

Greetings, everyone.

Today we have another area wide internet outage, so sweeps posts will be delayed until things are back in order again. 

With the floods, I have found that parts become corroded, and must be replaced. This happens with things going under water, as happened with my Dish. I had to have the tech guy out to replace some corroded parts the other day.

It also happens with water seeping into underground cables and whatnot, as the ground becomes saturated and water makes its way into couplings and so forth. I've had to replace these things in the past, too.

The other thing I've found, is water vapor also corrodes things, as in when the water is flowing under the house, the vapor eventually corrodes any wires on the house, even in enclosed boxes, which must then be replaced. 

I presume the internet company is dealing with these same issues. I expect they will get it done as quickly as possible, as they always do.

On another note, as of this morning, I had not yet heard from the sweeps we were supposed to be hosting here at, starting today. So, I will be in touch with them once the internet is back up, and will keep you posted. My apologies for any inconvenience.

On a winning note, today's mail brought a pair of sunglasses from "Warsteiner" beer. This was a daily prize in their "Elevate Your Summer" sweeps. Also, my movie count in the M&Ms Summer Movie" sweeps is now up to 8! This will be a great weekend movie marathon for me and the kids, some time when everybody is home for a break (I still call them kids, though they're all grown, now). I am looking forward to it!

I do believe this is about it, for now. Thank you for your patience, and thank you for reading this blog. I appreciate you. 

Sweeps for Dogs and Cats!

As I was perusing the Web, writing this post, looking for the best sweeps available for you to play today, I won a free bag of cat food in the Purina Summer Treasure Instant Win Game, so I thought I'd pass this one on to you, too.

It ends on August 11, and you are allowed to win one cat prize and one dog prize per household, each day. Purina has been quite generous with their summer sweepstakes this year, so we thank them for that. I thank them, too, for this, another wonderful win!

To go along with this, I thought sweeps for dogs and cats were a good pick for today!

Iams Pet Food for a Year Sweepstakes

This sweeps has "entry periods," each about two weeks long. Each entry period will have one grand prize winner for dogs, and one grand prize winner for cats. You will need to specify which you are entering for.

* 14 Grand prizes for dogs (one per entry period): One year's free supply of Iams dog food, given in the form of monthly coupons. ARV $480, each prize.

* 14 Grand prizes for cats(one per entry period): One year's free supply of Iams cat food, given in the form of monthly coupons. ARV $360, each prize.

One entry per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older as of the last day of the month prior to entry. Ends October 31, 2014.

Springtime, Inc. Fresh Factors Giveaway

* Grand prize is a bottle of "Fresh Factors" nutritional supplements for dogs. Bottle size is 1,000 chewable supplements, enough for a 500 day supply for a medium-sized dog. ARV $179.

Entry by giveaway tool. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older, with internet access for the duration of the sweeps. Ends August 16, 2014.

Today's Bonus

If you and your dog will be in San Diego on August 9...
Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

Good Luck!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Can You, or Someone You Know, Do Voice Acting?

Today's contest is a fun one. For it, you are to do some voice acting. The contest has a list of monologues to choose from, for adults or for any age, and for males or females. Make your pick, then record your voice doing the monologue. Once your monologue is perfected, enter your audio file into the contest by email. Make sure your name is a part of the audio file name.

* The prize for best voice over is $50.

This contest is intended for new actors, however, actors of any level may enter. Entries must be submitted by September 15, 2014.

Freedrama Voice Acting Contest September 2014

Good Luck!

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