Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ultimate Father's Day Giveaway

Housewife Survival Guide and CouponGirlsLa, along with many other bloggers, are pleased to bring you a giveaway in honor of Dad.  Maybe you'll be the lucky winner to celebrate Dad/Husband with the Ultimate Fishing Package!

In honor of all fathers everywhere we are celebrating by having an Ultimate Fishing Giveaway!

One Lucky Father/Husband will win a Hummingbird FishFinder, Zebco Rod & Reel, and a Loaded Tackle Box. 

We have an amazing group of bloggers who are co-sponsoring this giveaway and without their help our great prizes would not be possible. 

We would like to thank the following bloggers for all of their help. Please stop by their pages and give them your support.

Thanks and Have a Happy Father's Day.

Emptynester Reviews, Couponer's Corner, Coupon Cousins, Debbie Does Coupons, Snip Shop Save, Give Oh Giveaway, Mom Does Reviews, Powered by Mom, The Beauty of it all, Chant3llo's Blog, Capri's Coupons, Cny's Extreme Couponing, Naptime Review, My Free Product Samples, CountryLife4Me, The Frugal Mom, The Coup Diva, Zoes Printable CouponsNorth Carolina Coupon Queen, Colorado Couponer, Fabulous Deals and Steals, Angie's Wraps, Housewife Survival Guide, Crazy Latina is Crazy 4 Coupons, Thrifty Momma Ramblings, Esavingsblog, Mommy Moments with Abby, Frugal 4 Four, LaDonya DeLosCupones, Oregon coupon guide, Giveaway OverloadSuper Hot Chica in TrainingSelena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose

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Life's A Beach Giveaway

Can you believe Summer's here already? 2012 is going by so quick! Well, as a member of the Mom's Do it Better community, I have an extra special treat for you, ... ready for it? We're giving away some amazing prizes to help you get Summer started with a splash. This giveaway event is open to US & Canada residents. Here's what we have lined up for you:

GGrand Prize:

  • Step 2 - My Clubhouse - Step 2 offers a huge variety of toys for preschoolers and toddlers. Their toys are designed to build imaginations and enrich the family's celebration of childhood.
  • Del Sol Goody Pack - Fun and cute color changing clothes, accessories and make-up
  • 2pc At Home Tanner from ShowerTan

But don't worry, we have other prize packs for you to give you even more chances to win some great things!

Prize Pack 1:

  • Berry Dog - Bubble Gum Bikini - gorgeous swimsuits in a variety of styles
  • Trukid - 3 Sunscreens and Body Lotion - Enjoy the beach with your family and know they're protected with sunscreens from Trukid
  • 2pc At Home Tanner from ShowerTan

Prize Pack 2:

Prize Pack 3:

  • Essential Swimwear - $50 GC - Essential Swimwear offers reasonable prices and options to mix and match tops and bottoms for a custom suit.
  • OOFOS footwear - Choice of Thong or Slide $39.99 Value - These shoes are so comfortable you'll forget you're even wearing them!
  • 2pc At Home Tanner from ShowerTan
Ready to enter? Use the Rafflecopter form below and good luck!

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Dragons, Castles, and Magic..Oh My!

I am always on the lookout for fun, fantasy/adventure books to read to my daughter.  She gets bored easily with children's books and wants more sword fights, magic, and far off imaginative books.  Since she was three years old, she's loved Lord of The Rings, Star Wars, Narnia, etc.  She'll even act out her favorite scenes over and over!

So, when the opportunity to write a review on a children/young adult book came along, I was skeptical. However, Iris and the Dragonflies by Rosemary Danielis sounded like a very promising mommy daughter cuddle time story with enough adventure to keep my daughter engaged.  Boy, was I right!

Quickly into the book, my daughter and I were transported to a world where a little girl, Iris, could talk to dragonflies!  She began to realize she has other powers, like hearing her friend Grace's voice telepathically.  Although, Iris isn't very popular at school, or even at home.  She feels her parents don't listen to her at all when she tries to tell them about her strange gifts.  They think she's a silly little girl.  

You will find out quickly that Iris is very brave for an 11 year old.  She stands up for what she knows is the right thing to do, even with adversaries and obstacles in her way.  All of this fantasy takes place in a very grounded reality, making it that much more fun for my child to get into and pretend she's Iris.

Travel with Iris from Canada to the countryside in Ireland as she gets in touch with her family roots and discovers more magic and mystery.  Then back to home to Canada where more adventures with her friend Grace await.

This book is a page-turner for young adults and us grown-ups who love fantasy!  This would be a great gift for young girls this summer.  You may not see her put this book down until she's read it from front to back.

Purchase Iris and the Dragonflies for only $.99 right now on Amazon for your Kindle (or kindle app).  Or better a paper copy for a gift (or to keep from scrambling for a charger cord when you are in the middle of reading).

Find out more about this wonderful book and the amazing author on Facebook.

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.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Vintage Rose Necklace Giveaway

Housewife Survival Guide has teamed up with To Sew With Love to bring you this giveaway featuring a lovely handmade shop

Vintage Rose is a shop full of gorgeous handmade jewelery, all designed and created by the artist/creator/shop owner, 
Joanne Poore.

Check out some of the amazing things Joanne's hands and creative eye have created:

Purple Agate Necklace
Red Feather Necklace, Gypsy Style
Mookite Gemstone Bracelet
Heart Locket Necklace

Wonderful handmade jewelry, right?!

Vintage Rose just turned 1 on Etsy and to celebrate this milestone, Joanne is giving away one limited edition item, which just happens to be the top selling item in her shop,
the Blue Bird Necklace in turquoise
valued at $58 plus free shipping!

This dainty necklace features a teal bird with a verdigris patina and antiqued copper chain giving it a vintage and romantic air any woman would surely love!

Such a pretty and versatile accessory which will definitely jazz up any look!

If you want a chance to win this lovely necklace valued at $58 with free shipping, you only have to enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

If the form does not load at once, just refresh or re-load the page.

It is very important to do the mandatory entries as void mandatory entries will result to your additional/optional entries being void.

The winner will be drawn via and will be notified via the email provided. The winner will have 48 hrs to claim their prize. If the prize is unclaimed, we will draw a new winner. Winning entry will be verified.

This giveaway will end on June 3, 2012 11:59 PM EST and is open worldwide, 18+ years old with a valid shipping address (no P.O. boxes, please) Thanks!

Good luck and enjoy!

DISCLAIMER: This giveaway is in NO way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Information collected is NOT collected by Facebook. In signing up for this promotion, participants release and indemnify Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest from all liability. By entering this contest, you may be choosing to opt in to newsletters and other emails from To Sew With Love, To Cook With Love, the other participating blogs and/or it’s sponsors, opting out of emails does not jeopardize your chances of winning. To Sew With Love nor YOUR BLOG'S NAME will not be held liable on the item's shipping which is the sponsor's sole responsibility. If you don't receive your prize in 30 days, contact To Sew With Love for assistance.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Today's Great Deal!!!  This one will get you excited, hold on to your socks!

Okay, head over to Sneakpeeq and sign up with your facebook account (I had to use my husband's fb acct to get this deal bc I'm already a member of sneakpeeq... shhhh).  Then...
4 Great Things Will Happen
1. You will automatically get a FREE Bamboo Ring!  It's FREE so go ahead and order that ring!
2. When you order the Bamboo Ring, you will get a free OPI Nail Polish just for placing an order!  WOW!
3. You also received a FREE $10 CREDIT just for becoming a Sneakpeeq member!! So go find you something else for a super great price, if not FREE!  Like this iPhone Cover, only $6 after the credit :D

4. You ordered something from step 3, right??? So guess what... you get another FREE OPI Nail Polish!!!

*****FYI**** If you see a s/h charge on step 2 or 3, just click the little bubble of text next to the s/h area and share the deal on your Facebook wall and BAM!!  Free Shipping!!!! 

Let me know if you enjoyed all these great Sneakpeeq freebies by leaving a comment below.  

Thanks and have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.  Be safe, don't drink and drive, swim, boat, etc.  

Monday, May 21, 2012

Coach Purse Giveaway Sign Up!!! Come On Down....

Giveaway for a Coach Purse and Matching Wallet! Would you like to be one of the bloggers participating and promoting this event on your site??

Here are the Details:


Madame Deals Free Events
1) You need to put up a post on your site advertising for other bloggers to join. Linking them back to this post!
2) You will need to grab this button and code to put it in a post and/or on your side bar. The blogger that brings in the most people will get a space after the hosts. We will have a question on the sign up doc for who referred you. Make sure you add in your post: “Make sure to tell them (Housewife Survival Guide ) referred you.”

3) The prize is a Coach Purse and Wallet.
Purse info:
Wallet SOHO F45622

4) The Event will take Place June 14 12:01 am EST – June 30 11:59 pm EST
6) You need to sign up here
7) Once signed up, you will receive your html. Please go ahead and schedule your post now so you don’t forget!!
**You must be a FAMILY friendly BLOG. You must also have a Facebook Fanpage! You can not link up a personal Facebook Page or a Facebook Group!
8.) If you are not already in our Madame Deals Free Events group, please join:

**Powered by Madame Deals and Slop Swap**              
Thanks to our hosts for helping us run this great giveaway:
Dixieland Product Reviews & Giveaways
Colleen's Book Nook
Still Blonde after all these YEARS
Saving More Than Me
Diva Fabulosa

Best Blog Opportunity Right Now!

Good evening fellow bloggers!  I just signed up for a great giveaway opp.  This is for a Father's Day Fishing Package.  I try not to spend much on these because, well, I coupon because I can't afford not too.  If you understand...  Anyway...only $5 for 3 links.  1 Facebook, 1 Twitter, and one of your choice.  Pretty good deal considering this is going to be a huge thing!

The Main Hostess is going to be...
Featured on TLC Extreme Couponing on June 11th!!!  

Sign-ups will be going until June 1st... better hurry!  Only 20 spots left!

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Don't forget to tell them Housewife Survival Guide sent you ;)

Goodnight... sweet blogging dreams!

Free Blogger Opp!!

 I happened upon this amazing blogger opportunity on the Bloggers Cafe facebook group:

A Step2 My Clubhouse Giveaway Event! Brought to you by Goodnight Mommy Boutique
2 Free Links, Additional Links $2 each, Backlinks are $3

Limited to 100 Bloggers so hurry to get signed up!  The top 10 bloggers will be invited to tour the Step 2 factory :D 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Flash Giveaway!!!!

2 lucky readers will win Pearl Mountain's Image Converter Software by 5 pm today!  

See the product review here: Image Converter Software Review

What is this Product?  What does it do?  Keep reading!

"Product Description
PearlMountain Image Converter is a photo converter as well as batch image converter, which helps you convert images to other formats, resize, rotate, crop, add watermark, apply effects and add border to thousands of images at a time. Some of the highlighted features include: 
•    Convert thousands of files at once in batch mode.
•    Supports the most popular image formats: BMP, JPEG, TIFF, RAW, PNG, GIF, TGA, and PSD, and almost all image formats.
•    Save operations that you usually use as profiles and bring convenience to you in the future.
•    Convert between many different image file formats.
•    Resize image for any different use, such as for web, e-mail, photo printing,Facebook, MySpace, mobile phone, ipod/ipad/iphone, etc.
•    Add image and text watermark for Image Copyright Protection
•    Adjust image brightness, contrast and saturation in batch to make your images look more special.
•    Apply border to images.
•    Crop photos, removing unwanted areas."

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

In Good Taste Gift Basket Event Button

Event button is now available.  Don't laugh... I'm not a photo editing genius or button creator.  So please put this in your sidebar for promotion period now through 6/15.  Thanks for all your hard work, bloggers :D

Housewife Survival Guide

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Free Blogger Opp with Optional Paid Links

Housewife Survival Guide has teamed up with
In Good Taste and Domino Engineering to bring you a wonderful Blogger Opportunity. 

The Grand Prize will be a $100 Gift Basket from In Good Taste full of yummy, handmade confections.  
Second place prize to be announced at the end of the sign up period.  
There will be a $25 gift basket as a referral prize to the blogger with the most referral sign-ups.

The Giveaway will run from 5/16-6/15 and you will receive HTML codes and RC codes by email prior to it going live.  I don't require you to be up at 1am to post this to your blog.  However, anyone who does not post within 36 hours of release date, will be removed from the RC.  
Any questions/comments/suggestions should be sent to 

Please fill out the sign-up form and submit payment if you want any additional entries.  The only free entry is for Facebook links.

:D Thanks and Happy Blogging :D

Monday, May 14, 2012

Pearl Mountain Image Converter Product Review

Pearl Mountain Image Converter is a very straight forward and user-friendly program.  This software allows the user to convert an image from and to so many different formats!

For Example: Have you ever had that dreaded situation of having a png image that you have to have as a jpg in order to upload it?  Or even to view it on your computer?  Pearl Mountain Image Converter takes all the hard work and online searches out of that equation.  With this software, I know I will never worry about "save as" or finding a program online to convert.

But wait!  It does more than that!  You can resize, crop, watermark, and correct brightness, contrast, hue, and sharpness.  Need to add a border?  Need to quickly rename all the adjustments you just made to an image?  This Image Converter does all of that. Better yet, this program can do this in batch to save you time on doing it one image at a time!

I'm sure there are more comprehensive image editing programs out there, but what I like about this, is the simplicity.  You don't have to juggle layers and all the other overwhelming image editing junk.  Absolutely ideal for my blog.  I have added this software as one of my top blogger utilities.

 Just a quick file format change, resize, rename and save.... upload to blog...done :D

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.

Framed Silhouette Pictures...Enter to Win!!

Baby Costcutters along with co-host Donna's Deals and More have teamed up with a wonderful group of bloggers to offer you this great keepsake! You can enter to win a hand cut silhouette from in an oval picture frame.
Tina from Baby Costcutters has the pleasure of meeting Mr. Keith Donaldson at a Festival a few weeks ago. Keith is a very talented man who has the rare gift of being able to hand cut out silhouettes by looking at you from the side!
This is what Tina had to say about her silhouette, "A few weekends ago I was at the Loxley Strawberry Festival and met a very talented man named Keith Donaldson. I sat down with my 19-month-old son in my lap as Mr. Donaldson view him from the side and cut out his silhouette within about 2 minutes!! I was very impressed with his talent and now have a wonderful keepsake I will cherish forever!"

The winner of this giveaway will need to upload or email a picture to Mr. Donaldson of the silhouette person you would like. The picture needs to be from the side angle, eye level, with the person not smiling. If you do not want to wait to win this giveaway you can upload your picture and order right on his website
Giveaway starts on May 14 at 12:01AM est and ends May 26 at 11:59PM. Open to the US residents only; must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
Enter to win below! Good Luck!

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Disclosure: Tina at Baby Costcutters did received a free silhouette to complete this review however all opinion are her own. Baby Costcutters nor any blog participating in this giveaway is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Mommy Loves Savings 4,000 Fan Celebration

I Have Joined up with Mommy Loves Saving to give you this great giveaway

Mommy Loves Saving was started 15 months ago.  The blog was started as a way to share deals and not as way to make money.  With everyone struggling and trying to save on everything  it was a way to  pass along tips and deals.  And  never thought that in 15 short months the page would have  4000 fans!

  To thank all of you Mommy Loves Saving is having a giveaway for a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card!  

The giveaway will start Sunday May 6 at 12:01 EST and end May 12, 2012 at 11:59 EST winners will be announced on Mothers Day.

Giveaway is open to US and must be 18 years or older

Winners will have 48 hours to respond to the sent email or another winner will be chosen.  

Good luck and happy savings!

"Like" Mommy Loves Saving's Facebook page and tell them Housewife Survival Guide sent you :D

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Mother's Day Giveaway 2012

"Mother's Day... a time for warm thoughts and fond memories, for expressing the feelings and words that often go unspoken, for letting those special people in our lives know that they are loved and appreciated - always."
Great mothers deserve a treat on their special day! I Heart Giveaways, together with other awesome bloggers, is hosting a brand new giveaway especially made for moms. Seven lucky winners will be randomly chosen to win these exciting prizes:
  • $320 Paypal Cash
  • Avon Cosmetics *Imported*
  • Red & Black Tiger Dichroic Glass Pendant
  • Belleza Box Massage Kit
  • Coupon Binders
  • Pirate Party Games Pack
  • Ravishing Rose 6 Pair Earring Set
Click here to see the images and value of the prizes listed above. Note: All items will be shipped to the winner within one to three weeks after the end date of this giveaway. Non-cash items are not convertible to any form of money.
What are you waiting for? Enter on the rafflecopter below for a chance to win! Mother's Day Giveaway will accept entries until May 18, 2012. Open worldwide.
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