Friday, November 30, 2012

$50 Lululemon Winner Wonderland Giveaway USA 12/15 CLOSED

Bienvenidos to the 2nd Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event. This event is hosted by My Mommy's World, Taking Time For Mommy, And The Little Ones Too, Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink, and Blog It Forward

$50 Lululemon Gift Card

Its the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is just around the corner and celebrating my one year blog anniversary I am self sponsoring a $50 GC to Lululemon. Since we will all eating during the holidays this is a little help to fulfill your New Year's Resolution to get fit as Lulu sells athletic gear and accessories to workout.

The Winner Wonderland Giveaway runs from December 1 to December 15 to 11:59pm.  The entry form is open to 18+ and USA only. Happy Holidays 

Disclaimer: Please understand that Blog It Forward, along with the "Winner Wonderland Event" bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. However, we are responsible for contacting our sponsors regarding the winner's prize at the close of the giveaway. We expect that our sponsors will fulfill their prize agreement and ship them to the winners in a timely manner. Once a winner is chosen you have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner is chosen. I will be mailing the gift card via USPS certified mail.

Happy Holidays and don't forget to enter the other giveaways on this hop.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Swagbucks Holiday Giveaway

Swagbucks is working to make the holidays even more rewarding with their Swagbucks Holiday Hundreds Giveaway. Starting at 12pm Pacific Time on November 14th every transaction you make through the Swagbucks Shop & Earn will get you an entry to win the $100 Gift Card of your choice from the Swag Store! As soon as the Swag Bucks show up as pending in your ledger, your entry has been earned! The first drawing will take place on the 19th and will run every day through the 14th of December - if you're the winner, Swagbucks will contact you at whatever email address you have on your account. Entries are cumulative, so the more transactions you make, the more entries you'll get. Travel Category is excluded.

Haven't joined Swagbucks yet? Sign up HERE today and enter the code HOLIDAY100s to start with 100 Swag Bucks of your own!

Disclaimer:  I am a member of Swagbucks Bloggers Influencer.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

PS Vita, Skylanders Giants, Hot Wheels Ballistiks, ITikes Piano Giveaway WW 12/10

This event is being promoted by Queens NYC Mom

Hosted By: Mom Blog Society | Geeky Gamer Mom | Jackie's Reviews | Mom Does Reviews | | Route 249 | Swank Savings | S.O.S Mom | 

GrandPrize winner: PS VITA 3G/WI-FI AND Skylanders Giants

1st Place winner: Hot Wheels Ballistiks AND iTikes Piano and

Skylanders Giants: Winners Choice on Xbox, Wii or PS
  • Bring the Skylanders Giants back from banishment to join the Skylanders once again
  • Unleash the power of the Skylanders Giants with the Portal of Power
  • Includes game, portal of power, 3 Skylanders figures, 1 character collector poster, 3 sticker sheets with secret codes, and 3 trading cards
  • Revolutionary gaming experiences with dual analog sticks, front and rear cameras, front multi-touch display, multi-touch rear pad, GPS and new unit specific media flash-based storage
  • Stunning multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting display (OLED)
  • The richest, deepest and most engaging handheld gaming lineup.
  • Network connectivity via improved Wi-Fi capabilities (Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity available in an additional Vita model)
  • Location based gaming allowing players to find and meet friends virtually for brand new experiences
Hot Wheels Ballistiks
  • Challenge, transform and win with Hot Wheels Ballistiks
  • Ballistiks transform from a vehicle to a ball and back
  • Set up the blaster, insert a vehicle, launch and watch it roll
  • Ball will transform into a vehicle upon impact with a target
  • A great gift that any boy will love
iTikes Piano
  • Standalone Piano with major & minor keys, volume control and tempo/pitch tuner
  • App-based music games allow kids to learn more note names, musical staff and pitch training
  • Use iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® to play learning games, watch visualizations and more
  • Light-up major keys
The event dates: 11/22 12:01 am - 12/10 12:59 pm EST Open to World Wide

If the winner is outside the USA they will receive the cash value in their choice of Paypal cash or Amazon Gift card NO EXCEPTIONS! QueensNYCMom is not responsible for the prize or if lost or stolen.

2 Lucky winners will win! For your chance simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Child's Dream Giveaway WW 12/8

Christmas Child's Dream Giveaway is being promoted by QueensNYCMom

Kindle Fire: High Definition Touchscreen Display, Rich, HD video. Beautiful, vivid photos. Crisp, detailed text. Kindle Fire HD features a new 1280x800 high definition LCD display that brings your content to life. Kindle Fire HD uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create a world class audio experience, with or without headphones. Dolby Digital Plus includes technology used to adjust volume, create virtual surround sound, and deliver easier-to-understand dialogue in movies and TV shows. Kindle Fire HD is designed to automatically optimize the audio profile based on what you're doing, such as watching a movie, listening to music, or talking on Skype. It even optimizes the audio differently when you have headphones plugged in, so you can just sit back and enjoy.

Nintendo DSi: A hand held portable game system for anytime, anywhere fun and more. Enjoy the largest screen size, best audio quality and thinnest design of any system in the Nintendo DS family. Download exclusive games, clocks and calendars via the Nintendo DSi Shop. Take pictures using either an inward or outward facing camera and chose from 11 different lenses to customize your shots. Connect wirelessly to browse the internet, share photos and play with others. Access your music in the AAC format off any standard SD Card. The DSi cannot play GameBoy Advance titles. 

LeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer Tablet:. This handheld gaming console delivers fast-paced action and effective learning systems for the ultimate gaming and learning experience for your little one. Kids tilt, turn and shake the console and bring the games to life, or use the touch screen to control the action. The built-in front and back cameras and video recorders let you snap pictures and edit them as you go. The LeapFrog Learning Path lets you see specific details of your child's play and learning, including areas where your child excels or needs more support. E-mails provide tailored learning tips and let you share your child's progress and achievements. Five apps are included to get your little one started, and the library of more than 325 cartridges will keep your child entertained and engaged for hours. 

The event dates: 11/15 - 12/08 Open to World Wide: For a chance to win, simply enter the Rafflecopter Below! GOOD LUCK! 

NOTE: If winner is outside the USA they will receive Paypal Cash or an Amazon Gift Card in place of the prizes equal to the total value of the prizes. NO EXCEPTIONS! QueensNYCMom is not responsible for the shipping of the prize, or if lost or stolen.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Dollar General Premium Diaper Review

I love trying new products. Especially when  I get to test them. I was given the opportunity to try Dollar General's New Line of Premium Diapers. What I look for in diapers is that they feel good but most importantly the price is good. If you are like me, you are trying to make your dollar stretch far these days. I got DG premium diapers 18 pack size 5 from Dollar General.

DG Baby Premium Diapers $4.50 each or $18.00 a case (4 per unit)

With every new product that you try you have your doubts if it will be good.  When I got the pack of diapers I put them to the test with my 16 month old daughter, Ashley. I usually open the diaper completely before I place them under her. When I took the DG diaper out, I opened it and the sides were stuck to the diaper and I had to pull it apart. Being very careful as not to rip/tear the diaper.  But once past that they were fine. My way of testing a diaper is with overnight coverage.  If she wakes up and the diaper leaked then its bad and I give them away. The Dollar General premium brand stood up to the test. No leaks on Ashley's clothes or her crib sheets or mattress. 

I next tested the diaper in the morning and later in the day. Ashley is a very active baby. All she wants to do if walk and run. These diapers are great!   They keep up with her and move with her. The DG diapers are true to her size as she weighs 27lbs. Yup, I know she is a big baby (no pun intend). 

In the next coming months I will be transitioning her towards training pants and will look into trying DG Toddler Training Pants for Girls  a steal at $7.75 for a 36 Ct package. 

Follow Dollar General on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all the deals and coupons. 

Disclaimer:  I received the product featured above from Dollar General and Mom Bloggers Club for free.  No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Christmas Gifts for Kids Giveaway 11/22

My sponsor for this event is Carter's Watch the Wear

With the holiday shopping season upon us, zuuzs introduces their holiday shopping page. We all have price points in mind while shopping for our friends and family, so zuuzs has made it easier for you to find the best deals according to your budget. Make sure to check it out! And as always, you get cash back on everything you buy through

Thanks to Carter's Watch the Wear two of my readers will win a $25 gift certificate to be used online only.  The Giveaway is open to 18+  in the USA only.  The event will end on November 22 at 11:59 pm EST.  Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

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#Review Carter's Watch the Wear

Sponsor Spotlight ** Carter's Watch the Wear ** Christmas Gifts Kids Hop

Once you start having kids, you look for clothing that is durable. I love Carter's clothing as they last a long time and do not shrink after being washed a ton of times. I first learned of this brand when I had my son 6 years ago.  I bought a oneies and after washing it 1x only it shrunk. I could no longer use it anymore. I was given a Carter's oneies and it did not shrivel in the wash. You betcha I started buying there clothing from that moment on.

Toddler Girls Stripe Top Legging Set - Wild Lime $15.99

Carter's Watch the Wear has the cutest denim, hoisery, socks, pajamas, underwear and outerwear for newborns, infants, toddlers and kids up to a size 6x. There prices are the BEST. I got the Toddler Girls Stripe Top Legging Set in the Wild Lime color to review. 

My daughter is a very active toddler. She runs from one side of my living room to the other side. She climbs on her brother's bed and the sofa.  All the while putting her Carter's clothing to the test. The pants fit just right as they were not tight between the legs. And her shirt was perfect. Now that Christmas is just around the corner you can shop for the best deals in children's clothing. Carter's is my go to shop for both of my kids.

You can shop on Carter's Watch the Wear for the outfit I received and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Also to get the latest styles and discounts sign up for there email HERE.  Share The Love and Your Friends Get $10 Off. You get $10 Off Too When They Buy! Refer a friend link HERE.

Win it!! Thanks to Carter's Watch the Wear two of my readers will win a $25 Gift Certificate to be used only on there online store. Come back on November 12, 2012 to enter.

Disclaimer: I received one of the products mentioned above for free for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

What to Expect When You Get Braces as an Adult Part 2

I just finished my 1st month with braces so I have 23 months left or so. I have experienced many new things thanks to these braces. When you get them put on, your dentist will hand you a pamphlet with all the do's and don'ts of wearing braces. You can't eat gummy candies or honey roasted peanuts because they get stuck to your teeth and wires.

I had an experience that I wanted to share with you. I was combing my hair the other day and used a poppy pin. I put the first pin in my hair without any issues. As I went to put in the second one, I pulled the wire on my braces. Oh, what a disaster. I couldn't close my mouth completely. I called my dentist and had to go back for the second time. The first time the wire popped out because the tiny rubber bands fell off and could not be put back in place without a new one.

This time it was my fault and you can imagine when the office manager told me if they have to cut it off and put a new one it would be $150. That was no joke to me. She told me, "Didn't you read the pamphlet?" and I said yeah. It said I couldn't put pens or pencils nothing about poppy pins. She just shook her head and gave me a look.

Yup! I learned my lesson. Next month I will be getting my lower braces put on. Oh the joy of braces. At least this time around I know what to expect in terms of pain and I am ready. Soft foods I can swallow without chewing as it does hurt to bite and chew.

Share your stories with me of your experience with braces. Have you noticed a difference with getting them as a child vs as an adult? Leave me your comments.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Paula Deen Cookware Giveaway 11/13

This event is being promoted by QueensNYCMom

and is being 

Sponsored by: Mom Blog Society * Geeky Gamer Mom * Route 249 * Mom Does Reviews * My Vegan Gluten Free Life * Oh! My Heartsie * Carries Rambles * Dirty Truth Reviews * Giveaway Bandit * Lovez 2 Read * 


Paula Deen Signature Stoneware 10-in. Covered Casserole

The bakeware goes straight from the oven to the table

Paula Deen Cook Book

There's no holiday Paula Deen loves better than Christmas, when she opens her home to family & friends, and traditions old and new make the days merry and bright. Filled with Paula's trademark Southern charm and happy reminiscences of Yuletide seasons past, Christmas with Paula Deen is a collection of beloved holiday recipes and stories interspersed with cherished family photographs.

Paula Deen Cookware

Professional Paula Deen Stainless Steel 10-Piece set with a fully encapsulated stainless steel disk for even heat distribution, dual riveted silicone comfort handles, tempered glass lids and durable nonstick coating for easy clean up. Aluminum skillets feature easy cleaning DuPont Teflon Select nonstick coating for long-lasting food release. Suitable for use on all stovetops including glass and induction.

Paula Deen Knife set

Get all the tools you need for down-home cooking with this 14-piece knife block set from Paula Deen, which includes 8-inch chef, 8-inch slicer, 8-inch bread, 6-inch utility, and 3-1/2-inch paring knives. It also includes a pair of kitchen shears, an 8-inch sharpening steel, and six 5-inch steak knives, all conveniently housed in a handsome hardwood block that's made from sustainable acacia wood.   

The event dates: 11/3 - 12/13 Open World Wide. For your chance to win, simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. GOOD LUCK!  QueensNYCMom is not responsible for shipping this item or if lost or stolen.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Swagbucks Swag Store Lowers Prices

Starting on November 1st, and for the rest of this year the Swagbucks Swag Store will be bringing you lower prices and limitless rewards. To break it down for you all:

  • $5 gift cards will now be 500 Swag Bucks, 
  • $10 gift cards will be 1000 Swag Bucks
  • $25 Gift Cards will be 2500 Swag Bucks and so on. 

This excludes the $5, which remains the bargain price of 450 SB. 

So now you get more bang for your (Swag) Bucks, and with your leftover Swag Bucks, you can now snag even more rewards, because our old monthly redemption limits (except the $5 Gift Card) will be gone. You’re still limited to 2 rewards per day, but you don’t have to worry about which prizes you’re redeeming, because Swagbucks just expanded your monthly SB budget!

I will be using Swagbucks to start my Christmas shopping and you can too sign up HERE. I use it instead of Bing or Google to search online. I earn Swagbucks points which I then redeem for gift cards to my favorite stores like Walmart, iTunes, Amazon etc...