Friday, February 20, 2015

More Spring Things!

Baby, it's cold outside! Yet, spring will soon arrive. It's true, it happens every year. Perhaps today's sweepstakes will help to put you in more of a springtime mood. Spring break and spring training are about as "springy" as it gets. Then there's the wine...good for any season, of course.

Maybe we can collectively will spring to arrive a little earlier!

Sakroots Spring Break Pin to Win Sweepstakes

You must have a Pinterest account to enter this sweeps.

* Winner will receive an item from Sakroots' lifestyle collection in the print of their choice. ARV could range between $20 and $129.

One entry per person/email address. I found nothing in the rules pertaining to who is eligible to enter. Ends March 2, 2015.

Spring Training Sweepstakes

* Grand prize includes:
A 3 night stay for two at Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa
2 signature massages or facials
1 three course dinner for two
A $1,000 travel stipend for winner to use toward airfare, rental car and/or other travel arrangements.
2 tickets to see the St. Louis Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium

Total ARV $3,000.

One entry per person per day. Open to U.S. residents (excluding FL, RI, NY, and Puerto Rico), 18 or older. Ends March 8, 2015.

Take a Spring Break with Florida OJ Sweepstakes

* Grand Prize consists of a six day/five night trip to Orlando, FL for the winner and three travel companions. Trip includes five nights’ hotel accommodations, round-trip air fare to Orlando, FL, ground transportation from/to Orlando, FL airport and hotel in Orlando, FL, and $1,000 for the winner only, awarded in the form of a Sponsor-specified gift card.

Total ARV $5,000.

One entry per person/email address, with bonus entries available. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 21 or older. Ends March 27, 2015.

Today's Bonus

I won $50 worth of free wine on this one (Yippeeeee! Thank you, Underground Cellar!)...
Screaming Eagle giveaway

Check out the Liquidation Channel, for outstanding values!

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Halos, Frozen Food Month, and the Year of the Sheep...

So, what do these things all have in common? They're all a part of today's post, and you can win something wonderful with each one! Yay!

Wonderful Halos Wheel of Goodness Sweepstakes

My first play, I won a "Mystery Prize," which turned out to be a free download of "Halos Fun! Mobile Game." This was not mentioned in the rules.

* 1 prize of $1,000. ARV $1000.
* 200 prizes of lip balm/sticker tattoo, each. ARV $1, each.
* 300 prizes of a flashlight, each. ARV $1, each.
* 300 prizes of a backpack, each. ARV $3, each.
* 50 prizes of a baseball cap, each. ARV $2, each.
* 200 prizes of a glow cup, each. ARV $2, each.
* 200 prizes of a coupon for one free 3lb or larger package of Wonderful Halo California Mandarins, each. ARV $8.22, each.
* 500 prizes of a coupon for 50 cents off any 3lb or larger package of Wonderful Halo California Mandarins, each. ARV 72 cents, each. (Makes a person wonder how they came up with this ARV. Generally, a coupon prize has a value of 0)

Limit of one prize per person per day, and only one of each prize.

One play per person per day. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 18 or older. Ends March 15, 2015.

Mountain State’s Rosen’s Year of the Sheep Sweepstakes Promotion

* Grand prize is a year’s supply of American lamb. Lamb will be sent in four shipments between March 2015 and March 2016. Each shipment will include approximately 5-6 lbs of frozen lamb. Total ARV $500-$600.

One entry per person/email address. Open to legal residents currently residing in the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends February 27, 2015.

March Frozen Food Month Sweepstakes 2015

* Grand prize is $10,000. ARV $10,000.

One entry per person/email address per day. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older. Ends April 27, 2015.

Today's Bonus

For residents of Canada...
Simply the Best Sweepstakes and Instant Win

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Spring Is In The Air!

It may not look like it, and it may not feel like it right now, yet spring is in the air. At least, according to the sweepstakes that are slowly bringing it around. Here today, you will find sweepstakes that whisper of spring.

Knuckle Lights look like a great accessory for hiking on a warm spring evening. Of course, I also see them as perfect for hunting nightcrawlers on a dark night, after a good spring rain.

If you're ready to get to gardening, Storey has the goods you need to help you grow those phenomenal tomatoes.

For cardmakers, spring brings those lovely Easter cards, along with a number of spring weddings, so CardMaker magazing has you covered.

Last, but certainly not least, for those who are itching to get to work in the garage, today's bonus sweeps will help you with that!

Outside Magazine March Hot Spot Sweepstakes

* Grand prize winner will receive Knuckle Lights from Knuckle Lights LLC. ARV $39.99.

One entry per person/email address/Facebook account. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 18 or older. Ends March 16, 2015.

Grow the Best Tomatoes!

Entering this sweeps will subscribe you to Storey's twice monthly enewsletter. Scroll to the middle of the page for entry form.

* Grand prize is one copy of the print edition of Epic Tomatoes, and one 11 x 17-inch promotional poster. No ARV stated.

No entry limit stated. Open to entrants with a U.S. or Canadian shipping address. Ends March 17, 2015.

CardMaker's 10th Anniversary Spring Sweepstakes

* Grand prize package includes:

1 Tim HoltzPrize Package - Design Ruler, Mini Lantern, Letterpress, Wallflower Paper Stash,- E-Z Runner Permanent Strips, E-Z Runner Perm strips refill, E-Z Dots Permanent refill, E-Z Dots Repositionable refill, E-Z Squares refill, 3D Foam Hearts, 3D Foam Garden, 3D Foam Butterflies, DODZ 3D, 3D Foam Squares Black mix, 3D Foam Squares White mix, Creative Photo Corners Gold, Creative Photo Corners Silver, Creative Photo Corners Ivory, Creative Photo Corners Kraft, Crafty Power Tape, Adhesive Sheets from Scrapbook Adhesives, Adhesive Foam Squares Combo Pack, Decorative Photo Corners Silver, Glitter Dust Photo Corners Gold, Sticky Dots Adhesive Sheet, iCraft Tape, iCraft Sheets, Sticky Dot Runner, Zots Singles Small, Zots Singles Medium, Zips Craft Lines from Therm O Web, $100 Cash Coupon from Onwell, New Scor-Pal from Scor-Pal, Card Creator, Tool'n One from Spellbinders, Totally Tags Spring Stamp Set, Totally Tags Die Set from Taylored Expressions, Teresa Collins Mega Runner, 2 Hole Punch, Stapler from Xyron. Total ARV $419.84.

No entry limit stated. Open to legal residents of the U.S., D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), at least 18 and the age of majority in their place of residence. Ends March 31, 2015.

Today's Bonuses

Daily entry, ends February 23...
You Pick You Win Garage Sweepstakes!

If you're the handy dandy type (multiple contests)...
Instructables Contest Page

Good Luck!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Weekly Prizes from KLG and Hoda, a New TV, and So Much More!

Today's collection of sweepstakes offer a good variety of prizes, so there's something for everyone! Bike season is soon to be arriving, so these prizes are starting to come around again. It's been a while since I've been on one, but, well, you know, it's like riding a bike : )

Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda are having a giveaway, offering some of the things you may see on the Today Show. I am a regular viewer, and I haven't seen them do a giveaway like this one in quite some time, if ever. They generally give out resort trips to their Fan of the Week, and things of this nature. So, I'm happy to see this one.

Of course, the Envision prizes cannot be overlooked. A new TV and soundbar would be such an exciting win, and a nice addition to the household. Yet, there is still so much more!

Bench Gear Giveaway

* Grand prize is a single-speed commuter bike by urbike, customized for Bench. ARV $530.
* 6 First prizes of a women's Bench One Timer jacket, each. ARV $119, each.
* 6 Second prizes of a men's Bench Scoria sweatshirt, each. ARV $99, each.
* 6 Third prizes of a Bench yoga mat & iPod armband, each. ARV $36, each.

One entry per person. Open to legal U.S. residents, 13 or older (18 or older in ME). Ends March 2, 2015.

The KLG & Hoda Give It Away! Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes has four weekly drawing periods. The first ends on February 18, the second on February 25, the third on March 4, and the final on the sweeps end date of March 11.

* 5 prizes awarded for each entry period, each prize consisting of an item or product that is featured on the TODAY Show on Kathie Lee & Hoda, to be selected by Sponsors in their sole discretion. ARV $50, each.

One entry per person/email address per weekly drawing period. Open to permanent legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and D.C., at least 18 and the age of majority in their place of residence as of February 16, 2015. Ends March 11, 2015.

VSP’s EnVision Sweepstakes

* Grand prize is a 40” LED HDTV and a Sound Bar. Total ARV $1,248.

* 10 Instant win prizes of an Android tablet, each. ARV $100, each.

One play daily, with bonus entries available for performing certain tasks. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 or older (19 or older in AL and NE). Ends March 9, 2015.

Today's Bonus

To keep your head above water...
Mustang Elite Inflatable PFD Giveaway

Good Luck!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Days of Future Past ~ Book Blast and Giveaway!


Days of Future PastDays of Future Past by Sally Smith O'Rourke

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think of as our present existence, as a dream. --Edgar Allen Poe

Fate sometimes conspires to right a decades-old wrong. And the 6.8 earthquake that strikes Southern California one warm March night is the fateful event that brings family therapist Ann Hart and trauma specialist Ted McConaughy back together. In search of her cell phone after the tremor, Ann picks up a shard of vintage cut glass from a collection she and her husband gathered during the four years of their marriage. For the millionth time she thinks about the day six years ago when he disappeared on a search and rescue mission in the Sierra foothills.

Sitting atop the shattered crystal, a small silver cigar lighter glistens in the beam of her flashlight. Gently she returns the Victorian piece to the shelf. What does it mean that something she and Ted, her ex-fiancé, bought together survived when Alex’s beautiful glass is smashed to dust? Ann tells herself that it doesn’t mean anything more than glass breaks and silver doesn’t.

Sara Jane McConaughy has never experienced a strong earthquake, and as her father comforts his 16-year-old daughter, his mind is flooded with memories of the Northridge quake in 1994. He was living with his fiancée, his ex-fiancée, and even after all these years he doesn’t know what caused the split, but he always loved her. And he’d been sure she loved him.

Volunteering with the American Red Cross in the aftermath of the earthquake brings Ann and Ted face-to-face for the first time since their break-up, twenty years ago. Angry, flustered, excited, and bewildered by Ted’s sudden appearance and unusual behavior while she’s teaching a small group of people relaxing exercises, Ann demands he leave. Just as excited and bewildered, Ted rushes away. His exit leaves both of them wondering about … everything. The earthquake (or is it seeing Ann?) ignites a series of recurring dreams peopled by total strangers in places Ted has never been.

Accompanied by short lapses of time and sleepwalking, the dreams take a heavy toll on his waking hours. Sara Jane’s concern sends Ted on a quest to discover the cause and find a cure. When all medical possibilities are exhausted, he turns to a colleague, whose diagnosis leaves Ted more baffled than ever. Tom Alderman believes that the dreams are memories of past lives. The lives live in his subconscious, and the cure is hypnotherapy.

After several months of suffering with these increasingly emotional recurring dreams, Ted turns to Ann for help. One of Ann’s specialties is hypnotherapy and since he must be able to trust the hypnotist, Ann is his only salvation. Ann’s agreement to try and help (at the urging of a mutual friend) sends her carefully regimented and calm life into complete turmoil. The garden gate they pass through together sends them on a journey that defies time and reason, forcing them to rethink their past, present, and future. Now, each must reconsider their capacity for love and forgiveness. Things are not always what they seem.

AMAZON * Barnes & Noble * Kobo * Smashwords


"This author does an amazing job of interweaving the beauty of another day and age with the harsh modern world. Mystery lovers will be pleased, but the romantic and mystical, even supernatural fans out there, will be over the moon for this one." ~Amy Lignor
"From the intriguing dialogue to the expansive plot that wraps around a truly unforgettable couple, this book has it all!" ~ Feathered Quill Book Reviews

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Sally Smith O’Rourke, a native Californian, lives in a small Victorian village in southern California. She is the author of the much acclaimed Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen, her first solo novel. She is also co-author with her late husband Michael O’Rourke (aka F. M. O’Rourke) of The Man Who Loved Jane Austen (Kensington Books, 2006), The Maidenstone Lighthouse (Kensington Books, 2007), and Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage (Kensington Books, 2009).

Previously, Sally worked on network television, feature films, and documentaries in science, medicine, and aviation. She owned and operated a medical advertising company with her late husband where they produced and wrote teaching films for major medical and surgical manufacturing companies. Additionally, they collaborated on two feature films (direct to video).

In addition to writing every day, she works as a surgical scrub nurse and enjoys sewing, cooking, baking, candy making, cake decorating, and spending time with nieces, nephews, step-children, and grandchildren.


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