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NAPA AutoCare $25.00 Gift Card Winner Announced

NAPA AutoCare $25.00 Gift Card Giveaway

NAPA AutoCare GiftCard

The Holiday season is rapidly approaching, and for a lot of us that means it’s ROAD TRIP time! Long trips can be taxing on your vehicle, which makes it even more important that it’s kept in tip top shape before you take-off.

The question is… do you know what it takes to keep up with your vehicles needs? How “car competent” are you?

Our friends at NAPA AutoCare Centers have created a quiz for you to test your Car Competency before you take the trip. Test your knowledge on basic auto care mainte-nance, and download some pro-tips along the way. We asked some of our ASE Certi-fied Technicians for 6 simple, and perhaps little known, pro-tips that will help you protect one of your biggest investments… your car!

To make this all even better, we are going to give you a $25 NAPA Cash card to givea-way to one of you! This card is good at any of your neighborhood NAPA AutoCare Centers. Get a taste of the premium, friendly, certified, and guaranteed work that NAPA AutoCare Centers provide. Take the quiz below and be sure to download the handy guide to learn more!

Here’s what you can expect on your visit:

- NAPA AutoCare Centers use ASE Certified techs. This means that you can trust that your car is being serviced by knowledgeable professionals, specifically equipped to help with all your needs.

- Our AutoCare Centers offer The Peace of Mind Nationwide Warranty which includes a 24-month/24,000 mile warranty on qualifying repairs and services. This means you get to have all of the benefits that come with doing business with a locally-owned business, but still have your work certified and guaranteed nationwide!

- With more than 15,000 locations nationwide, there is a NAPA AutoCare Center that is close by and ready to take care of all your vehicles your family owns.

HOW TO ENTER TO win a $25 Napa Autocare Gift Card

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Free Yes To Carrots Travel-Size Product -10,000 Winners

Free Yes To Carrots Travel-Size Product

Yes to Carrots Travel Sized GiveawayLike Yes to Carrots on Facebook for a chance to win one of 10,000 Yes To products.  Each winner will receive either YES TO Grapefruit Rejuvenating Body Wash, YES TO Blueberries Ultra Hydrating Body Wash, or (1) YES TO Cucumbers On-The-Go Facial Towelettes product.

I’d love to win the Yes to Blueberries Body Wash, however, I’d be happy to get any of these products.  Travel-sized beauty products make great stocking-stuffers for teenage girls, and I know Lydia would just love these.  The Mighty (BIG) Mini Giveaway ends on 11/28/2013.

Be sure to see my other posts about  samples and free  stuff.

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*Winner Announced* “My Very Own World Adventure” Personalized Children’s Book

My Very Own World Adventure from I See Me Books

My Very Own World Adventure Personalized Children's Book

My daughter stayed home sick from school and read My Very Own World Adventure from I See Me.

In addition to teaching our kids about their own rich cultural heritage, I want them to learn about others.  I believe that teaching kids about the way other people live is the best way to instill tolerance and acceptance of differences.  How can they learn to accept other people’s beliefs and lifestyles if they never have any exposure to them, right?  Like most Americans, I can’t send my kids on a world tour to let them experience culture first hand, so I reach for books.

My kids love immerse themselves in books.  My daughter likes to see her name in books and loves the personalized feel.  Recently, I found “My Very Own World Adventure” and she loves it.  It is my daughter’s passport to different countries around the world using the letters of her name as a guide to picking the countries to visit with three kids as her magic carpet ride escort.  For example, for the letter “L”, they visit Latvia.  On the page about Latvia, we learn that the symbols on the woven belts that Latvians wear are actually sacred and have meaning.  My daughter is the curious type, so I’m sure her next step will be to look up those belts and figure out how to make a belt with symbols special to her.

My Thoughts on the Book

My Very Own World Adventure

My Very Own World Adventure” is a hardbound book with sturdy pages.  I chose this book from the vast choices available on the I See Me website because they recommended it based on my daughter’s age.  She is 12.  She commented on artistic quality of the book and said she really liked the detail of the images.  In fact, I See Me‘s book designers spent over 5 years selecting 63 artists from around the world to paint a child from each of their countries!

While the writing style is easy enough for a young reader to grasp, the book’s details encourage further exploration, so the book is still appropriate for my daughter’s age as well.

Encyclopedia of gifts from other countries

Of course, a child’s name has a limited number of letters.  If my daughter becomes curious about the things she would have found had her name had different letters, the last few pages of the book include an index to all the possible countries illustrated for the purpose of making this book.  She can learn about those countries, too!

Map of all places visited

It also includes a personalized world map showing where the countries where the kids in her book lived.  In addition to a brief cultural lesson, I See Me includes a quick geography lesson in “My Very Own World Adventure“.

I see Me My Very Own World Adventures Artists

Lydia also likes the artist page showing all the artists involved in making her book.  She can also user her iPod to scan the QR code to learn more about all the artists involved.  I also like that $1 of every My Very Own World Adventure book will be donated to Room to Read to help support global literacy. Room to Read is an award-winning non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world.

Want to Learn More?

A lot of care was put into the making of this book.  I would love to see some of their other books and am enjoying taking the virtual book tour of the My Very Own Pirate Adventure and other books.   These would make a great baby shower gift and if Mom hasn’t picked out a name yet, you can even give a gift certificate for a book of her choice.  Sign up their customized specials and discount promos from I See Me – just tell them the age of the children on your gift list and their relationship to you to get personalized specials emailed to you!  Follow them on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook, too!

Costco is featuring vouchers for these unique books at a 30% savings. Members can choose from seven titles to find the perfect story for a young book lover. Look for this deal at your local Costco (not available in all areas) or go online to www.costco.com and search for item 756683. Hurry! Limited time offer and orders must be placed by 12/8/13 for Christmas delivery.

HOW TO ENTER TO win a My Very Own World Adventure Book

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Lysol Power and Free Instant Win Game (605 winners)

Lysol Power and Free Instant Win Game

Lysol Power and FreeGo play the Lysol Power and Free Instant win game and you could win one of these awesome prizes:

  • One (1) $1,000 Dollar General Gift Card
  • One Hundred (100) $50 Dollar General Gift Cards
  • Five Hundred (500) $10 Dollar General Gift Cards

To play, enter your information and then pop the bubbles to find out if you instantly won a $10 Dollar General gift certificate.  Either way, you get an entry in the sweepstakes for the the $50 and $1000 gift certificates.

Open to legal residents of the following states, 18 years and older: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

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Hunger Games Catching Fire Giveaway – 17,601 Winners

Hunger Games Catching Fire Giveaway

Hunger Games Catching Fire GiveawayEnter the Hunger Games Catching Fire Giveaway to win one of 17,601 prizes, including an awesome trip to O’ahu, Hawaii to see where the movie was filmed.  Enter daily to improve your winning odds.

I know my daughter is already clamoring for this movie to hit theaters, and I’m pretty excited about it myself.  I really hope we win something!  So, other than the great trip, what can you win?

  • Grand Prize: Trip to O’ahu, Hawaii (1 winner)
  • Weekly First prize: Fandango code to purchase 2 movie tickets (1,600 winners)
  • Amazon code to purchase the Hunger Games movie (16,000 winners)

I would love to win the Amazon code (or the Fandango code).  We always watch prior movies in series before we go see the new releases to refresh our memories!  Good luck and “May the Odds Be Forever in Your Favor.”

Oh – this giveaway ends 11/26/2013.

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Fanta Halloween Instant Win Game (1128 winners)

Fanta Halloween Instant Win Game

Fanta Halloween Instant Win Game

Log into your Coke MyPoints account and enter to win one of several prizes in the Fanta Halloween Instant Win Game. You DO NOT have to spend points to play, and you can play up to 5 times per day until November 1.  To get free entries, click on the “rules” link and look for option C in the alternate entries.  You can get 5 free entries a day like this.  To play, click the Fanta Orange you want to drop.  It falls and lands in a bucket letting you know if you win or lose.

The prizes are:

47 Grand Prizes: $500 Halloween Party Cash®, a virtual debit card which can be used at any online retailer that accepts major credit cards. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $500.

25 First Prizes:$100 Halloween Party Cash. ARV: $100.

50 Second Prizes: $50 Halloween Party Cash. ARV: $50.

100 Third Prizes: $25 Halloween Party Cash. ARV: $25.

406 Fourth Prizes:$10 Halloween Party Cash. ARV: $10.

500 Fifth Prizes: A free product coupon, valid for one Totino’s® Crisp Crust Party Pizza®, up to 10.5 oz. (excluding Party Pizza Pack and Big Party Pizza); a coupon valid for one free package of Nabisco Cookies or Crackers; and a coupon valid for one free 2 liter Fanta. ARV: up to $8.

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