contests and sweepstakes

$1/1 Mrs. Butterworth Printable Coupon

Enter to Win a Breakfast kit: Mrs. Butterworth Printable Coupon

Mrs. Butterworth Printable Coupon Like them on Facebook and enter Mrs. Butterworth’s Sweet Start for school sweepstakes to get a $1 off 1 Printable Mrs. Butterworth printable coupon.

The sweepstakes prizes are a $50 Back-to-School shopping spree or a $100 gift card and breakfast kit featuring Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup, pancake mix, a pancake maker and waffle iron.  I would love to win that waffle iron!  Enter daily to increase your chances of winning.

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The Best Free Pet Contests

The Best Free Pet Contests

Free Pet Contests - Photo courtesy of Yukari Pets are family and deserve to be treated as such. So why not enter them, their image or their story in the best free pet contests? Sharing your pet with the rest of the world because you know how happy they make you can be exciting.  So if he or she is physically incredible (i.e. obedient or does tricks), you are handy with a camera (even a cell phone!) or can pen a good story, the following contests are for you and your pet. Who knows? Maybe you’ll walk away with a free subscription, publishing or a bit of extra coin for your labor of love.

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Pet Contest

LIFE+DOG magazine’s Fido photo spread

Snap a wicked good picture of your pup and that little fuzzball may end up a canine contest beauty in LIFE+DOG magazine’s Fido photo spread. Simply hashtag #LifeandDog on your Instagram photos (yup, it works if you tag old pics, too) and every two months 6-8 winners are chosen. If you win you get a series of your dog’s photos published (without having to relinquish full rights), a free subscription (with, of course, your winning copy) and a prize package for your dog (unspecified but most likely a basket of treats-n-such). Either way, when you win you will have a cool keepsake and bragging rights, which, of course, is priceless.

 The Do Good Video Contest

shelter me video free pet contest

If you want to be part of a contest collective dedicated to preventing the 3 to 4 million sheltered animals that are euthanized each year, you can enter your video in the Shelter Me Video Contest sponsored by PetSafe. Your video can focus on adopting, volunteering, donating, spaying, neutering or fostering featuring your pet as the principal actor. The more creative, the better your chances of winning a $5,000 first, $3,000 second or $2000 third place prize. The first place video will air on national television. Prize money is split between creator and a donation to a shelter of their choice. Free entries end October 15th, 2013.

Little Time Left Buddy Bond Contest

Free Pet Contests - PetcoThis contest is over August 25th, 2013 so you may want to hurry up. Create a short video or written essay showing the bond between you and your pet. Win a grand prize of $50,000, first place of $25,000; and three runner-up prizes of $5,000 each, you’ll feel even better knowing that there is a prize to be donated to a rescue shelter of your choice. Winners will be announced September 30th and you must be able to access Facebook.

Dog or Cat Cover Shot

Evangers Pet Contest

Evanger’s Pet Food is sponsoring a 2014 cover model contest (ends August 31st!). Send in your most engaging image of your cat, dog or both. Entering is free and can be done a number of ways via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or snail mail. No cash prizes, but yet another tool in bragging rights toolbox. There are also some undisclosed prize packages for runner-ups.

Dress ‘Em Up

Pet Contests - Costume WorksThis Halloween enter your pet in Costume Works 2013 Best Pet Costume. There are several contests here for people as well as animals, so make sure you pick the right one. Deadline is November 20th, 2013. These are cash prizes of $100, $50 and $25, and you can submit up to 10 photos of your best pal.

Although some of the best free contests for pets above offer little time to enter, do keep the info for next year’s drawings. This gives you 365 days to plan, construct and execute award-winning entries that will surely hoof past the competition.

Maxime Rieman writes for NerdWallet, a financial literacy site that helps you with all of your finances, including your pet insurance cost.

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Duck Dynasty Superfan Rewards (1005 winners)

Join Duck Nation and Become a Duck Dynasty Superfan

Duck Scout Duck Dynasty Superfan

Become a Duck Scout and join the Duck Dynasty Superfan Rewards program for a chance to score some really cool show-related prizes!

1000 winners will receive a Duck Scout Pack that includes:

  • Camo Bandana
  • Duck Dynasty Recipe Cards
  • Duck Dynasty Social Media Card
  • Duck Dynasty Koozie
  • Duck Dynasty Car Magnet
  • Duck Dynasty Poster
  • Official Duck Scout Certificate of Authenticity
  • Duck Dynasty Face Masks
  • Duck Dynasty Hanging Air Freshener
  • Duck Dynasty Beard Hat
  • Duck Dynasty Backpack
  • Uncle Si’s Tea Cup.

5 Winners win a A Duck Scout Survival Kit complete with:

  • a Duck Call
  • Si’s Tea Cup
  • Season 1 and Season 2 DVDs
  • a Duck Scout Patch!

I have never seen the show, so I’m hoping I win one of the  Survival kits.  My friends tell me I should watch it.  Have you seen it?  What did you think?

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Puffs & Bounty Back To School Sweepstakes and Coupon

Puffs & Bounty Back To School Sweepstakes

Puffs & Bounty Back To School SweepstakesEnter to the Puffs & Bounty Back To School Sweepstakes to win a year’s supply of Puffs and Bounty for you and your favorite school.  Summer just started and these guys are already talking about school starting back!  Is it just me, or does time just seem to whiz by!  The winner will receive 24 boxes of Puffs and 40 rolls of Bounty.  Their choice school gets 2,160 boxes of Puffs and 4,160 rolls of Bounty.  If you are one of the first 100,000 entrants, you get a $2.50 coupon for Puffs and Bounty by mail!

Just head over to their Facebook page, read and agree to the official rules and good luck!  You can enter daily to increase your chances of winning.

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Welch’s Chillers Love the Chill Giveaway

Welch’s Chillers Love the Chill Giveaway

Welch's Chillers Love the Chill GiveawayLike them on Facebook and enter the Welch’s Chillers Love the Chill Giveaway daily for a chance to win a free bottle of Welch’s Chillers Juice Drink and ice pop molds.  You have until July 26th to enter.

There will be 100 winners and each winner will receive a set of 6 ice pop molds and one coupon redeemable for (1) free 64oz. bottle of Welch’s Chillers Juice Drink (any flavor).  They are available in Fruit Punch, Watermelon, Strawberry Kiwi and Mango Passion Fruit flavors.  What a fun way to beat the summer heat and cool off!  My kids will love making their own frozen pops!

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Enter to win a Hardcover Personalized Children’s Book *Winner Announced*

Personalized Children’s Book

personalized children's booksEnter to win a personalized children’s book of your choice from MyFairyTale books.  Every hardbound book is professionally printed with bright, true colors.  A couple of months ago, we welcomed a new boy into our extended family and I wanted a unique gift that was unlikely to be duplicated.  I remembered how much I loved books as a child and believe every child learn to love reading at an early age.  I read to my children as babies and want to instill that love of reading in my new nephew as well.

So, I got him a personalized children’s book from MyFairyTale Books.  It just seemed like the most appropriate personalized children’s gift around.

Selecting the book was the hardest part of ordering.  They have so many books to choose from including books with recognizable characters like Scooby Doo and Sesame Street.  MyFairyTaleBooks also offers personalized children’s books for special events like visiting a fire station, potty training or a first day of school.  They have books for babies learning to potty train all the way up to early readers.

I think the “new baby” books would make a great gift to explain the wondrous excitement surrounding a new baby to a young sibling.  A young child learning to read would find delight in seeing their name on every page of an alphabet book.  Imagine the excitement a birthday child would get from having a book made just for their special day?  They also have holiday and religious books.  Some books that appeal to girls and some aimed at boys.

Enter to win a Personalized Children's bookI chose “The Train With No Name” by J.W. Dixon for my nephew.  I love the message that even a small person can make a big difference in the world.  I’ve seen too many kids grow up feeling powerless.  In this book, my nephew, his aunts and uncle visit a train station in his own hometown.  He becomes the engineer of a small, unimportant engine and saves a track tester from danger.  In the process, the train earns a name.

It’s a cute book with an important message delivered in a non-preachy style.  Taydon’s name appears on every page of the book.

It’s a hardbound book with simple, bright images relate-able to young children.  The fun images are not over-complicated nor distracting from the story. Of course, kids being kids, the cover is bound to get stuff spilled on it.  Not to worry, it’s a washable cover.  Just take a sponge to it and wipe up the mess.  It’s a good quality book that will hopefully become a cherished keepsake helping Taydon to remember an imaginary adventure where he was smart enough to save the day and make a difference.

Enter to win a Personalized Children's book

Stories are like children. They grow in their own way. Grow in Wisdom and in Stature.
With love and brightest hopes for your future,
Aunt Sissy

Each book has an inscription page so that you can create a special message for the intended recipient.  Mine says:

This book was created especially for Taydon

Stories are like children. They grow in their own way.
Grow in Wisdom and in Stature.
With love and brightest hopes for your future,
Aunt Sissy

I quoted one of my favorite children’s authors, Madeleine L’Engle.  The second line quotes the Bible – and is my hope for all children that they grow in wisdom and stature.  I don’t want them to just grow up and be physically strong, but also of good character and able to make good decisions, which is what it takes to make a positive difference in the world.

Be sure to visit MyFairyTaleBooks to see all the personalized children’s books they offer.  They also offer other great personalized gift ideas like DVD’s, music CD’s, Puzzles and gift sets.  Be sure to like them on Facebook, Follow on twitter, Circle them on Google+, and follow on Pinterest.

I enjoyed this personalized children’s book so much that I decided to give one away here.  You will be able to choose any book on MyFairyTaleBooks website and have it completely personalized.  This would make a great gift idea for a special kid in your life.  Commemorate a special event or give it “Just Because”.  Books teach reading skills and reading is a gift that lasts a lifetime.

HOW TO ENTER to Win a Personalized Children’s Book

Completing the mandatory entries and submitting your name and email, are required to enter and to unlock the optional bonus entries and daily entry options.  There are multiple bonus entry opportunities. You may see them all by clicking the “Options” link on the form.  Presenting entry opportunities one at a time is the default.   Some people on mobile devices have problems with this form.  Try the form in landscape and if you still have trouble with it, please try again from a PC.

I did receive an item for the purposes of review, but all opinions are my own.

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