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Emptynester Savings and more: 2/19/12 - 2/26/12

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Electronic Catch Phrase game #giveaway.!!

  has teamed up with these wonderful bloggers to bring you this wonderful
 Electronic Catch Phrase giveaway.

Please enter below for your chance to win and good luck.

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St Patty's Day Gift Basket , Tshirt AND $60 Amazon Gift card #giveaway!!2/26-3/9

Win a St Patty's Day Gift Basket, $60 Amazon Gift card

and 1 Lucky winner will receive a "Lucky" Rhinestone

T-shirt from of their choice!

Sponsored by Mom Blog Society, Mom Does Reviews, and 16 other fabulous bloggers!

Wish them luck and cheer this St. Patty's Day with this Irish-themed gourmet gift basket.

It is filled with a nice assortment of gourmet foods including unique themed items like St. Patrick's Day green hot chocolate and Fortune cookies, Irish cream coffee, Irish Lolli-pops, and more. Also features this fun St. Patty's Day plush gorilla. What's in the Basket? Stuffed St. Patrick's Day Gorilla with Shamrock, McSteven's "Luck O' the Irish ~ Top O' the Mornin' to Ya" Green Hot Chocolate, Lindt Mint Chocolate Truffle, Madelaine Milk Chocolate Shamrocks, Fairwind's Irish Cream Coffee, St. Patrick's Day Fortune Cookie, Angelina's Sweet Butter Cookies, Garden Vegetable Cheese Spread, Three Pepper Blend Water Crackers, Nunes Farms Roasted Salted Pistachios, Tyrell's Cider Vinegar & Sea Salt Potato Chips, Kettle Kitchen Peppermint Popcorn Crunch...yummy!

AND....the winner also receives a $60 Amazon Gift Card! Talk about lucky!

AND.....1 Lucky winner will receive a "Lucky" Rhinestone T-shirt of their choice from

Giveaway open to US only.
Giveaway starts Feb 26th 1201am and ends March 10th 1201am
Enter on the easy Rafflecopter below.
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MBS Flash Giveaway 9-9pm est ends 2/26 (1winner takes all!)

MBS Flash Weekend Giveaway

Mom Blog Society, Mom Does Reviews, Powered by Mom, Emptynesters Savings, Building Carpenters and many other great bloggers have joined together to bring you a fabulous MBS Flash Giveaway. ONE winner takes all prizes!

Giveaways run EST 9PM to 9PM.
New and improved Flash giveaway for our fans! Facebook likes will be mandatory, all others are optional.
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Unclipped Coupons & Tote #giveaway 2/25-3/3 5 Winners!

Crazy About Deals has teamed up with a group of bloggers to give 5 lucky winners a chance to win 2 unclipped coupon inserts and a Crazy About Deals Tote. You will have one out of five chances to win a set of 2 SmartSource inserts (2/12) and a Crazy About Deals Tote. Good Luck!

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Blog naming #Contest & #giveaway :)

So I am going to expand my photography. 
 I am already incorporated as Kenzie's Kozies, LLC
and of course i have my Blog, Building Carpenters
but I want to add a photography division. 
 I need help with a name, though. 
 So I decided to have a contest.

There will be 2 prizes:

  • For the one whose name is chosen, you will win a canvas print of any of my pictures (up to 16x20). 
  • One random winner on the rafflecopter will win a $20 e-gift card to

Special thanks to
for all their love and support!

Enter on Rafflecopter Below
Click READ MORE if you can't see it :)

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#MBS Flash #Giveaway 9 to 9pm est ending 2/25 1 Winner takes all!

MBS Flash Weekend Giveaway

Mom Blog Society, Mom Does Reviews, Powered by Mom, Emptynesters Savings, Building Carpenters and many other great bloggers have joined together to bring you a fabulous MBS Flash Giveaway. ONE winner takes all prizes!

Giveaways run EST 9PM to 9PM.
New and improved Flash giveaway for our fans! Facebook likes will be mandatory, all others are optional.
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#giveaway for 2 packs of Smart Bones to 2 lucky winners ends 3/4

Smart Bones: the Smart Alternative to Rawhide

What is so smart about Smart Bones?

SmartBones® is the next generation dog chew that has all the benefits of a rawhide chew – without the rawhide.
  • SmartBones are 99.2% digestible, which is higher than the digestibility of premium dog foods (85% digestibility).
  • Chicken, vegetables and other healthy ingredients dogs will love are used in making SmartBones.
  • SmartBones are the first treats of their kind to be enhanced with vitamins and minerals.
  • SmartBones are safer for dogs than regular rawhide treats, which may cause intestinal blockages.
  • SmartBones are environmentally friendly, whereas a toxic chemical process is needed to create consumable rawhide for treats.

Review by Mom Does Reviews:

We own and operate Camp Wags Pet Resort in our home, so dog treats are a necessity here. After learning all about Smart Bones, you won't be surprised to hear that all of our dogs loved them. What's not to love about Smart bones? They are available in Peanut Butter and Chicken Flavors. They even have a Dental variety to freshen up that doggy breath. We received the Peanut Butter and Dental Variety. We had enough so each dog could try one of each kind. Here are the rave reviews from our Happy Camp Wags Campers:
  • From our Yellow Lab: "They're Tail-Wagging Good."
  • From our Border Collie: "They make me want to round up lots more."
  • From the Mastiff: "Extra Drool Worthy!"
  • From the Lab mix: "Got any more?"
Mom Does Reviews gives Smart Bones a tail-wagging 5 out of 5 stars. I love that they are rawhide free. The fact that they are digested even easier than dog food is impressive! Not only do your dogs get a yummy treat, but they are good for them too. Smart Bones is the first chew to be fortified with vitamins and minerals.
Enter below to win your own Smart Bones. Your pups will love you for it!
    Be sure to visit Smart Bones on Facebook. Let them know Mom Does Reviews sent you!

The Giveaway:

Big thanks to Smart Bones for offering 2 packs of Smart Bones to 2 lucky winners!
Thanks to these great bloggers for helping spread the word about Smart Bones:
Giveaway open to US only. Enter on the easy Rafflecopter below. Giveaway ends 3/4 1201am
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$20 Target Gift Card 4-Hour FLASH Giveaway 8-12pm est 2/24!!

$20 Target Gift Card 4-Hour FLASH Giveaway

A few AWESOME Bloggers have teamed up to give you this wonderful $20 Target Gift Card! We believe in quick, small, and easy giveaways! Our giveaways only have a FEW entries to fill out and you will know if you WIN in just a couple of hours! WHAT FUN! Good luck on tonight's giveaway! See you back on Monday for ANOTHER great FLASH giveaway!

Here are our WONDERFUL participating sites for this evening's 4-Hour FLASH Giveaway!! Check out these awesome sites when you have time! 

*NOTE: You can choose an Amazon GC or PayPal CASH in substitution of the Target GC.

Building Carpenters
Emptynester Savings and More 
Penny Pincher Jenny
Kat's Cafe
Deal Doll
Sarah's Blog of Fun
Linda's Angels
Baby Gators Den 

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pasta Partners Chipotle Ranch Pasta Salad Review #giveaway

Pasta Partners Chipotle Ranch Pasta Salad Review

Plentiful Pantries
By Julie at Emptynester Savings and More

1 Word will sum up this review!
I received this product to review and was very excited! I make tons of pasta salads all summer long,  they are requested by family members, but I get tired of making the same ole ones. {BLAH!}
As soon as I received this Salad mix, I was hot on the trail to get it made so I could taste test!

Ranch dressing with a little bit of heat and a whole lot more flavor then just boring ranch provides! Other pasta salad mixes don't enthuse me as they are full of little pieces of dried vegies that slip through the cracks in regular strainers! I am not a huge lover of spicy spicy foods, this salad has the perfect heat mixture for me! I like the chipotle flavor but I do not want to be overwhelmed with it. My husband also was totally in love with it! Something different, something fun! The noodles are large and of different varieties that hold the dressing well. 
Instructions called to add red onion, red bell pepper, and chicken. I added onion, chicken, celery, broccoli, eggs and shredded cheese as these are what I love in a salad! YUMMY!  I will definitely be seeking this out to buy for summer cookouts and also for home use!
 It came with this cute little bottle of Tabasco to add more heat if you prefer.
 What a great IDEA!
Everyone I know, has different heat levels in their taste buds, my hubby added it on his!
I can summarize this Review with a 5 star rating!
 I loved the flavors,spice mixture tasting the ranch with a touch of heat!
Giveaway for 1 !!
2/26(9pm est)-3/4(11:59pm est)
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

MOH= Memory on Hand #giveaway and review :)

The MoH Band is a fashionable USB Wristband. It allows users to carry all their digital files wherever they go. The MoH Band is Portable, Convenient, and Stylish.

At first when I heard about this I was so excited. I am a college student and constantly in need of a USB. The one reason why I love this product is because I can put it on my wrist and take it with me where ever I go. There is no reason to dig in my bag again to find a USB again. They are very convenient and accessible anywhere. You can choose from a 2 GB or 4 GB and even your color. MoH has solid colors, tie-dye, or even glow in the dark to choose from. Now comes the best part... 
How about getting your chance to win one? 
Please enter below and good luck.

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Bacon makes EVERYTHING taste BETTER! Review

Bacon makes EVERYTHING taste BETTER! 
   Review by: Julie @ emptynester Savings and More
If you believe the statement above, 
then I have just found the most AMAZING condiment that you need to try!!

Description from Skillet themselves is as follows:
what is skillet bacon jam?

we make this bacon spread condiment called bacon say what?.. that’s right, we use niman ranch bacon and render it down along with onions, balsamic and other spices . It cooks for several hours until it is a perfect blend of smoky, tangy, savory and slightly sweet….basically spreadable bacony goodness!  USDA approved.

more information is available at or contact

Immediately upon receiving this product, I had to try it. 
We were having Homemade Salisbury Steak with homemade mushroom gravy and Mashed Potatoes that evening. I added about an 1/8th of a tsp to my mashed potatoes and stirred it up well.
 Upon my first bite, I was in LOVE!

My Hubby and I started brain storming immediately as to what we could add this into.
 I in turn jumped on the PC and went right to the website and they had RECIPES to help with guidelines for me to start concocting for future uses. 
I wanted to know approximately how much to add to a base recipe, as to not overpower the flavor just accent it.
Our Ideas were broadened even more, after seeing the recipes they offered.

 To add the wonderful Bacon Flavor along with the slight onion and wonderful balsamic zest to any item you may eat that you would love more flavor.

*My hubby makes his own Salisbury steak with Ground Beef, cut up mushrooms,onions bread crumbs and forms patties. We agree we would use SKILLET BACON JAM next time right in the meat mixture! Regular Burgers would be amazing alone with this Added in!
* Any type of potatoes , baked, fried, mashed all are awesome with this added as a condiment! I even think my Campfire Potatoes this summer will be getting some SKILLET BACON JAM added into the tin foil packets!
* Soups/Stews: Oh yes these would all have a heightened flavor, I can almost taste it in potato soup as I am writing this!
* Sauces: Using it in your pan drippings to make a glaze for chicken, pork!
* Salad dressing:  Adding it into you favorite Pasta salad dressing, or just adding it into your basic salad dressing off the shelf for Lettuce salads!
* Dips stir into your sour cream dip for chips or a cheese base spread for crackers.
* Add in for green beans would be amazing also!

I am completely Sold on this product!!
I will be keep it on hand to add a little something special to the items that I want that awesome BACON+ flavor added to!

**This review is completely of my own opinion, I was not paid to review this product or coerced in anyway to give an opinion, other then my own.**
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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500 Fan #Giveaway for Avon By Brandy! 1 day only!! 3 Winners

 Up for grabs:
1.Foot Works Therapeutic Cracked Heel Relief
1. Foot Works Intensive Moisture Foot Cream
1. $10 eStore Credit!
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Monday, February 20, 2012

Picket Fence POWER!!! $50 #giveaway! 2/20-2/29

Mom Blog Society for sponsoring this event.

If you get a chance stop by and visit the other wonderful bloggers on this giveaway and say hello. They are great sites to visit and are at the top of the list of my favorites. Powered by Mom has learned a lot and received help from all of these ladies :)

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2/17-2/19 Weekend Coupon #Giveaway Winners!!

 to all of this weeks winners in the Weekend Coupon Giveaway!

$140 in Coupons all $1 or higher
Stacy Norris

Hand Coupon clutch with coupons
La Nora Richardson

Binder with 20 pocket sleeve holders and a variety of current unexpired coupons! 
    Jen Whitten

$100 Coupon Envie
     Sarah W.

     Inserts from 2/19
     Ashley Brown  

     Inserts from 2/19
     Tina Schultz Lincoln

     Inserts from 2/19
     Anne Milkie
 Thank you all that joined us and stay tuned for a new Giveaway coming your way soon!


Winter Blast of Cash $700 #giveaway! 2/20-3/4

$700 Winter Blast of Cash Giveaway Event
Welcome to the $700 Winter Blast of Cash Giveaway hosted by Giveaway Promote and I

A fantastic group of bloggers has gotten together to give away $700 in cash to one lucky person. Check out the list of participating blogs at the end of this post. Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway. One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.

Bloggers, join us in an upcoming event! Sign up for Giveaway Promote's event mailing list to receive information via email about their future events.

This giveaway is open worldwide.

It will end at 11:59pm EST on March 4th, 2012.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is brought to you by:
Giveaway Promote Review and Giveaway My Kids Review It
Baby Feeding Shop Miki's Hope Yummy Boy Mummy
Gone Klippin' Krazy Mamacita La Cuponera Mama Luvs Books
Colleen's Book Nook Made.By.Jess Frugal Gals
Kat's Corner Niche Daily Digital Deals Couponing4You
Mommies Point of View Oh! My Heartsie Money Saving Mindy
Military Wives Saving Coupons Not Cash Our Mom Spot
Shopaholic Mommy Travel Mommy Building Carpenters
I'm Not Superwoman Half-Pint House Handouts A Helicopter Mom
My Cloth Diaper Stash Someday I'll Learn Tidbits From A Mom
Blueberry Squash Style 'n Decor Deals Twingle Mommy
Its the Simple Things My Kids' Cool Mom Acadiana's Thrifty Mom
JustFindIt4U The Frugal Navy Wife Operation $40K
Whoreders The Ladies Lounge Ohayo Okasan
Taunya's Place Too Faith and Family Reviews Freebies With Attitude
Disney Contests and Sweepstakes Emptynester Savings and More Flaunting it with the Image Diva
Oh My Gosh Beck! Our Share of Crazy Carpe Diem
Potato Chip Cats Perfecting Photos Choosing Love
Happy Home and Family Carmen's Coupon Blog
oc Deal Mama The Anti-June Cleaver I Heart Giveaways
Krazy Couponing with Trish Random Deals My Charmed Mom
Saving While Making Money I Love My Kids Fuggs and Foach
Coupon Hauls Tory's This and That SwagSaver
Cheap Junkie Mothering Matters Sister's Saving Cents
Savior Cents Linda's Angels Free Hot Samples
J Magnolia Designs I Am A Couponer Picture Clusters
2 Kids and a Coupon Sweeping The USA Mary's Cup of Tea
Feed Your Pig Wonderful Things In Life Grow With Stacy
Coupon Savvy Sarah Book Flame Family Makeover Maven
Coupon Coffee Shop Capri's Coupons Green-Baby-Goods
Mom Always Finds Out Pinching Pennies with Heather The Mommyhood Chronicles
Prolific Shopping Bake Sew Write Krazy Coupon Club
Southwest Coupon Clippers Cheapskate Cafe The Coup Diva
Mommy Who Loves Giveaways Uncreative Mommy in a Sea of Crafty Bloggers Life: Full of Unexpected Happiness
Arizona Moms Network Bluegrass Savers Extreme Coupon Professors
Saving For My Family Sweet Pea Saving Deal Doll
Wild N Mild Giveaways Cute-Ecakes Relax 'n Save
Adventures in Coupons Nicki's Coupon Blog Black, Divorced & Virtuous
Sassy Savings with Susan For The Love Of Happy Live. Love. Sticky.
Cheap Is The New Classy Beauty and Fashion Diva The Denver Housewife
Celebrate Woman Today Finger Click Saver Teach Me 2 Save
Whole Lotta Mama


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Headline Shirts Review & #Giveaway!

Headline Shirts Review &Giveaway!

about: "At Headline Shirts, 
we're obsessed with making intelligently funny tees and apparel. 
While that makes us lousy dinner guests, it makes us really good at making smart, great-looking stuff that you won't find anywhere else.
Our Vintageblend™ tees are hand-sewn right here in San Francisco, CA, using a super-soft, poly/cotton blend. As you might expect from a bunch of West Coast tree huggers, we use only Eco-friendly inks and materials right down to the compostible bags we ship them in.
We're pretty sure you're going to like what you get from us. But if you don't, let us have it. We want to do whatever it takes to fix it (unless that involves being the getaway driver in a heist or something).
Oh, and that baboon you see in the photos? You're wondering who that is, aren't you? That's our chief of operations, Robert. Robert Baboon. (Don't call him “Bobby” — he insists on Robert.)"
My Review:
I love graphic tees, I always have. I love to wear something amusing, something that can make people chuckle.

I love that you can either shop by style or sizing. Some people may want to search for items in their size before purchasing. Whether they want a Women’s Medium, or a Man’s Small.
But then some people want to look at the choices first, and may get a bigger size if the shirt is what they want, and they aren’t leaving without it.
And that’s all you’ll find here- is funny, thought provoking shirts. They have so many interesting designs, that you’ll definitely want more than one.
Relentlessly Awesome T-Shirt
and that’s exactly what it is. unyieldingly severe awesomeness.
I love the shirt. They are hand-made right in California. The inks that are printed on the shirts and all materials used are eco-friendly.Their bags are also compostable, and a conscious company is always a plus in my book.
The shirt is made with an
50/50 xtra-soft poly/cotton and is extremely soft and allows your skin to breath. The fabric makes the shirt form fitting and doesn’t “sag” after a couple washes. This has went through the cycles many times, and the text hasn’t faded.
The shirt makes me FEEL awesome, if you can even imagine that. It makes me chuckle to myself every time I wear it. Being awesome is a hard responsibility and one I am willing to accept. =)
I did have the desire to have a shirt that alerted people of how unyielding awesome I am. Am I being too into “me”. I think not. I think being awesome is something everyone should be. Then maybe, just maybe- we wouldn’t have to deal with buttheads on a daily basis.
The shirt is tagless. So no itchy scratchy tags here! No wanting to rip the sucker off because it has become such a bother. Yep! Awesomeness is true form right here.
The shirts are screenprinted and shipped within 1 day. They have a sizing chart on the website, so that you make sure you get the perfect fit. Whether you’re buying for yourself- or buying for a gift.
I should really get Adam this shirt. Say ‘Tweet’ Again
Say Tweet Again T-Shirt
I use all these things that he doesn’t know and doesn’t care to know. You don’t even want to know what they were saying. =)

For only $24- why not SHOW the world something about you?
That's a Terrible Idea T-ShirtMichael Jackson $20 T-ShirtEmergency Broadcast T-ShirtLegalize Reason T-ShirtUndocumented Migrants T-ShirtNever Seen Star Wars T-Shirt
Headlines is amazing, and addicting. I love so many of their shirts, that it was hard for me to choose.
Head on over and pick a fav.
Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. I did receive products in exchange for an honest review.
The Giveaway
One lucky Made.By.Jess and my readers will win a shirt of choice with free shipping from Headlines!!!
enter on rafflecopter below :)
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Fridays Flash Giveaway Winner Announced

Kim Owens is the confirmed winner and wants an Amazon GC!


$100 Giftcard Winner announced!

The winner is #43387 - Dave G. picked the Target GC.
This was for the $100 GC giveaway that ended 1/17