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Emptynester Savings and more: 4/29/12 - 5/6/12

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Cooking Explosion #giveaway THE Mother of all Giveaways!! 5/2-5/31

Ever Dream of the Giveaways Of All Giveaways?
Well this is it!

We want to thank all our great sponsors for these fabulous prizes And we would like you to take a moment to show your appreciation by visiting some of their sites and taking a look around!  
The Gifts:  

All these wonderful gifts are Courtesy of:

Paula DeanThe Neely'sReplacements LTDWholly GuacamoleBob Evans RestaurantsGooseberry Patch, , Ergo Chef
Southern Seams Custom Made Aprons   
Rubbermaid - Helping people get organized for living. 
H.F Coors - All American Made in the USA Dinnerware, lead free, chip resistant. 
Open Sky -Connect with experts in food, health, style and design on this social network. 
Regal Cookware - Leading U.S. manufacturer of high-quality made in the U.S.A. stainless steel cookware.  
Robinson Home Products - Leader in the design, development, and marketing of high-quality kitchen and dining items for our licensed and owned brands sold throughout North America. 
Wendy's Restaurant -Wendy's® is the real choice in fast food. We deliver quality fresh food with real ingredients that provide the best tasting fast food.   

Thank you to for the fantastic Lock n Lock storage set and the Sunbeam cookwear! where every day is a Sale Day!
Cook'n organize and store all your favorite recipes! from DVO

With special thanks to Bea's Gift Baskets for adding this beautiful gift basket. Bea offers the perfect basket for any occasion from wedding and baby gifts to corporate gifts for those executives you need to impress.
And did I mention we have a
 to giveaway?
All these fabulous gifts will be going to ONE Lucky Winner!
Now All We Want To Know Is...
To enter this giveaway you need  to complete the mandatory entries. The rest are optional do one or do them all that is up to you. The more you do the better your chances of winning.

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Dale and Thomas Mother's Day Popcorn #Giveaway ends5/12

Dale and Thomas Mother's Day Popcorn Giveaway

Mommy and Baby Reviews and Giveaways and Dale and Thomas Popcorn is bringing our readers the chance to win the Perfect Mother's Day Giveaway! One winner will win Dale and Thomas' Mother's Day Gift Box!!!
Mother's Day Gift Box Contents
Dale and Thomas' Gift Boxes have four footlong bags of gourmet popcorn.
Each bag serves 2-4 people. All of our popcorn is gluten free and kosher OU-D.
Mother's Day Gift Box - $24.95
- Peanut Butter & White Chocolate DrizzleCorn
- Chocolate Chunk N'Caramel
- Hall of Fame Kettle Corn
- White Cheddar & Black Peppercorn
The quintessential version of the all-American classic: Dale and Thomas' finest, fresh-popped corn sprinkled with sea salt and kissed with a touch of pure cane sugar. A sweet-salty combination you can't resist. This is my favorite Kettle Corn of all time. It has the perfect amount of salt and sugar!
White Cheddar and Black Peppercorn is one of Dale and Thomas' most addictive flavors, light, fluffy and crunchy kettle-popped corn is covered with Land O' Lakes creamy, aged white cheddar cheese, fresh cracked peppercorns and clarified butter.
Dale and Thomas' Peanut Butter & White Chocolate Drizzle Corn is sweet-and-salty, creamy and crunchy delight. The combination of peanut butter and white chocolate is like hitting the jackpot! Dale and Thomas start with their plumpest, fluffiest, crunchiest just-popped corn and top it with creamy peanut butter. Not too much — just enough to get the best of the flavor, without being overpowering. Then they hand-finish it with a drizzle of rich white chocolate!
A rich and sensuous combination of Dale and Thomas' finest, fresh-popped corn topped with buttery caramel and studded with chunks of deep, chocolaty indulgence. The caramel adds overall sweetness and crunch, while the chunks of chocolate, well everyone loves chocolate. This is still one of my favorite flavor combinations.

A Huge Thank You to our Mother's Day Giveaway Hosts

Enter for your Chance to win starting May 1st until May 12, 2012!
Winner must be from the contiguous United States so the winner cannot live in Hawaii and Alaska.
Disclosure: Mommy and Baby Reviews and Giveaways was sent a Mother's Day Gift Box to review. All opinions stated are my own truthful opinions. I received no monetary compensation nor was my opinion influenced by the Sponsor or receiving a free product. I only recommend products I feel are a good fit for my readers.)
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$50 Ebates Giveaway HOP numerous chances to win!!#SuperEvent @ebates

I happy to bring my Emptynester FANS  
A chance to win $50 to be deposited in their EBATES account!

Mother's Day "SuperEvent"

Organizedand hosted by
 Full Price Never! 
and contributing bloggers

has offered me a chance to giveaway $50 to one of my EMPTYNESTER FANS! 
 {1 of 50} 
$50 prizes 
one grand prize of $250!

That's $2,750 up for grabs!!!
About Ebates: is the largest online cash back shopping site, offering cash back on every purchase at over 1500 stores including Walmart, Old Navy, Bath and Body Works, The Childrens Place, Groupon and more. They literally pay their members to shop online! Think of it this way... you earn money when you shop with Ebates! Ebates is the smart shoppers secret to shopping online. Memberships is free. By signing up, you’ll receive access to the best shopping on the web! Here is how it works: sign up for your free Ebates account, click on your favorite store, shop, and you’ll receive a check with your rebate in the mail! It’s that simple! Ebates even offers coupons to help you save even more!

Special Deal on Ebates right now for new
 Sign ups:
 make your first purchase of $25 or more, and Ebates will give you a $10 gift card!
I personally have had an Ebates account for a few years and use it for my online shopping and also to gather coupons.! It is a free site to help me gain with not doing anything other then going through their website to shop at my Favorite stores online..Ok its usually TARGET as I LOVE THEM THE MOST!! I don't spend alot but I get a return of cash for every part and even if it covers just the Tax it is worth it for me! ~~Julie~~

 Until May 13th
These stores include Sephora, Macys, Lands End, Sears, Groupon, and much more.

Ready for a chance to win some money? 
First make sure you are a member of ebates!!!
It's free to sign up! 
Then enter to win my $50 prize on the Rafflecopter below.

 Next it's time to enter to win the $250 GRAND PRIZE at Full Price? Never!  
After you have entered to win the grand prize, hop on over to all the blogs below for a chance to win $50 on each blog! 
This giveaway ends at 11:59pm on May 13th.

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Monday, April 30, 2012

AMAZING Mother's Day GIVEAWAY! 5/1-5/10

Emptynester's is ELATED 
to be helping to sponsor this 
mother's day giveaway
Mother's Day 

organized by

We all know how special mothers are and they are always doing and buying for others,
 while doing without themselves! 
In honor of Mother's Day we have put together an awesome prize package filled with items any mother would love to have in her kitchen,
 but probably wouldn't buy for herself! 
The prize package will include:  
Keurig coffee brewer
 donut maker
 food saver
 ice cream maker
 mini pie maker
 shaved ice maker
This giveaway will run from 12:01 am EST 5/1
 through 11:59 pm EST 5/10. 
US residents only. 
Enter on  the Rafflecopter below
*If the Widget isn’t showing, please refresh your browser or click “READ MORE” to enter.*
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Yala Designs: All Natural Comfort! $75 GC #giveaway / Mother's Day Giveaway Hop ends 5/17

Yala Designs: All Natural Comfort!

Part of the Mother's Day Giveaway Hop

Review by Mom Does Reviews

Organic Cotton Cora Lounge Pants

"Made from airy woven organic cotton voile with a light hand feel, our comfortable Cora Lounge Pants are a classic cut. Our classic BambooDreams Kalin Scoop-neck Tee and Sophie Wrap compliment the Cora for outdoor entertaining on the deck. So soft you can even wear these pants to bed, pair with our BambooDreams Cami Tank Top and Rya Kimono Robe for a matching pajama set."

I am a big Lounge Pants fan! I live in them all the time when I am at home. These Organic Cotton Lounge pants are so comfy, light and soft. I was worried that they pants didn't have a drawstring. But the elastic waist is not too tight, it's just right, no drawstring needed. I love the blue color called Riviera. It is calming and so pretty. The pants are so light, I will be able to wear them all summer. I love the pockets! Not many of my lounge pants have pockets! They will even be great to wear to the beach as a cover-up! I give these comfy pants 5 out of 5 stars!

Bamboo Dreams® Cami Top

"Soft and smooth as a second layer of skin, our BambooDreams® Cami Top is the little secret every woman needs underneath it all. Layer it beneath a sweater or jacket, wear it alone in warm weather, sleep in it – no matter its function, the Cami Top’s silky comfort is the same. This piece is so versatile and comes in so many vibrant colors, you should have several folded in your dresser drawer! Adjustable straps."

This is the most comfy Cami Top I own. Can you believe it is made out of bamboo? Talk about organic! It has adjustable straps so you can fit it to your shoulders/body. The color is so bright and matches my Riviera lounge pants perfectly. It looks great layered under a sweater. It will look great on its own too. Did I mention it is comfortable? It's also soft and smooth and feels good on your skin.

I do wish it had a supportive bra shelf area. I give this cami top 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Organic Cotton Monk Bag

Universal, light-weight and machine washable, it’s your go to bag for daily adventures.

"A cheery shoulder bag in a festive Indus inspired floral, our woven organic cotton voile Monk Bag is perfect for the farmer’s market, yoga or a day at the beach. Universal, light-weight and machine washable, it’s your go to bag for daily adventures."

This shoulder bag is so versatile! I can think of 100 ways to use it. It would be great for a day at the beach, work out clothes, shopping, picking fruits and veggies, and even for carrying a little dog. It is made out of organic cotton in the same Riviera pattern as my lounge pants. It is machine washable, a very important detail for moms. If you get it dirty picking veggies, just throw it in the washer and it will be ready for the beach the next day. I give this great bag 5 out of 5 stars.

Be sure to follow Yala Designs on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter!

Disclosure: I was given the above products for review purposes only. I was not given any monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% my own.

The Giveaway from Mom Does Reviews and Emptynester Reviews and Giveaways:

Special thanks to Yala Designs for generously donating a $75 gift certificate to one lucky winner.
Giveaway open to US only.
Enter on the easy Rafflecopter below. Only 4 Mandatory entries!
Giveaway ends 5/18 at 1201am

Don't forget to hop to the next blog to win more prizes for Mother's Day!
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$30 Bath and Body Works Gift Card 4-Hour FLASH Giveaway!!! 8pm-12:01am est

$30 Bath and Body Works Gift Card 4-Hour FLASH Giveaway!!!

You can choose an Amazon GC or PayPal CASH

See you back on Wednesday 

for another great FLASH giveaway!

Participating sites for this evening's

4-Hour FLASH Giveaway!!

Enter on Rafflecopter below!
Good Luck Emptynester Fans!

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hunger Games Trilogy Book #Giveaway 4/30-5/29 #hungergamesgiveaway

The Hunger Games Trilogy Book Giveaway

Emptynesters is happy to be helping sponsor this giveaway 
Hosted by

Mom Does Reviews, Powered By Mom,Mom Blog Society and Mommy and Baby Reviews and Giveaways 

One winner will receive all 3 of Suzanne Collins 

New Yorks Best Selling Books!!

The Hunger Games

Catching Fire

Mocking Jay

Giveaway will start on April 30 and end May 29, 2012!

Open to US and Canada readers!

Sponsored by the following blogs

Enter on the rafflecopter below 
Good Luck Emptynester FANS!!
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Tropical Traditions #giveaway valued at $275! #SuperEvents 4/30-5/6

 Emptynesters is happy to bring her fans a chance at winning this awesome prize and share this review by Full Price Never!
Hosted by Full Price? Never! with contributing bloggers CuzinLogic and MyCraftyLife.

About Tropical Traditions: Tropical Traditions has a long history of cultivating superior coconut oil. Founders Brian W. Shilhavy, BA, MA and Marianita Jader Shilhavy, BS, CND actually farmed it themselves in the Philippines which lead to their understanding of the health qualities of coconuts. Once back in the states they recognized a need to find quality coconut products and they filled it! Maybe their most famous product, Coconut Oil is the first thing that people think of when it comes to Coconut products, but Tropical Traditions offers so much more! From organic food to skin care items!
Learn More About Tropical Traditions: Website, Twitter #1, Twitter #2, Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, newsletter.

Personal Review: Heather from Full Price? Never! had the pleasure of reviewing some TROPICAL TRADITIONS products. Here are her thoughts: "I've always loved coconut, but I'd only really ever experienced it in desserts {sad but true}. Who knew that there were so many products that could be made out of coconuts... and that they would be good, really good. We immediately made a bunny rabbit cake and used the coconut chips as the fur. How could we not? Then I sat down and watched Tropical Traditions YouTube channel to get some inspiration. Did you know they have video's of their popular coconut recipe's using their products {don't watch this hungry, they look so good}. Since I was still learning about how to use everything I watched the video that showed 100's of ways to use coconut oil {you can see a list here too}. I really was interested in the Organic Virgin Coconut Teeth Cleaners. I'm very sensitive to the taste of toothpaste... it's my least favorite thing to do so I was thrilled to use Tropical Traditions! The taste was very mild and left my teeth feeling clean and my breath feeling fresh! My next project will be to make brownies using the Organic Coconut Flour with the recipe on the package. Yum! Tropical Traditions get's two thumbs up from me!"

Come Check out all the great products by clicking here.
The Giveaway- One lucky winner will get a prize collection of Tropical Traditions best sellers valued at $275 including:
Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Coconut Cream Concentrate - 32 oz.Coconut Chips - gallon pailCoconut Flour - 2.2 lb bagCoconut Water Vinegar - 32 oz.Moisturizing Lotion - 8 oz.Moisturizing Cream - 4 fl oz.Lip Moisturizers - 1 setHair Oil - 8 oz.Teeth Cleaners - 1 setNatural Deodorants - 1 set
This giveaway starts at 12:01am April 30th and ends at 11:59pm May 6th {est}! Must be aged 18 or older and live in the contiguous US to be eligible to win.
Enter on the Rafflecopter Form Below! 
GOOD LUCK Emptynester Fans!
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Emptynesters is happy to be helping sponser this awesome giveaway for a KINDLE FIRE!
Hosted by

Movies, apps, games, music, reading and more, plus Amazon's revolutionary, cloud-accelerated web browser

  • Over 20 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books
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  • Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle - same as an iPad
  • Fast, powerful dual-core processor
  • Favorite children's books, graphic novels, and magazines in rich color
  • Amazon Prime Members enjoy unlimited, instant streaming on thousands of popular movies and TV shows.
  • Amazon Prime Members choose from over a hundred thousand books to borrow for free.

THE Giveaway
starts  April 30 at 12:01AM EST 
 ends May 15 at 11:59PM EST.
 Open to the US and Canadian only; 
must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

 Enter  on the rafflecopter form.

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