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Giveaway Results: Another $100 Visa Gift Card from Scott Common Sense

Scott Common SenseSorry! This giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate Amy (Commenter #46) on winning this gift card. Thanks for your entries & happy holidays!

Today we have another $100 Visa Gift Card to giveaway to put towards your holiday shopping this year! If you missed entering the last giveaway or you did not win this giveaway before, we are excited to offer you another chance to win!

I have had the great honor of writing for the Scott Common Sense Blog these past few months and it has been such a blast. The site is full of great information on how to save money, keep your house tidy, manage the everyday routines, and stay organized. Their missions align perfectly with our missions here at MomAdvice and that is why it has been such a natural fit for both of us. If you are interested in reading my special guest blog column, you can find my entries here! I am very proud to have worked for the company and am excited to offer a giveaway to our readers in conjunction with this partnership!

Scott Common Sense Community is an online destination where users can exchange tips and advice on life’s everyday challenges.  In the month of November, Scott Common Sense Community is all about Holiday Festivities with tips on getting organized for every occasion, decorating on a dime, and Thanksgiving dishes you can make ahead of time.

Share your best tip for staying on budget this holiday season and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Visa Gift Card to put towards your Christmas shopping…which should really help you to keep that budget on track!  And don’t forget you can leave your tips at www.scottcsc.com too! Entries will be taken through Tuesday (12/08) at 8PM EST. Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Giveaway Results: $50 Hasbro Gift Card

Play-Doh Burger Builder

Sorry! This giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate Melinda (Commenter #71) on winning this gift card! Happy Holidays!

Whether building imaginary worlds or exploring new shapes and textures, there are endless possibilities for creatable, colorful, makeable fun with Hasbro’s PLAY-DOH compound! Building on the success of last year’s popular Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe playset, fun is on the menu for the PLAY-DOH brand this year with two exciting new food sets: the oodles-of-fun SPAGHETTI FACTORY set and the “beefed up” BURGER BUILDER playset.

PLAY-DOH Burger Builder

(HASBRO/Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99)

The PLAY-DOH BURGER BUILDER set is back and better than ever! Interchangeable molds offer everything kids need to create the perfect PLAY-DOH hamburger including tomatoes, lettuce, buns, and more. In addition, kids can crank out pretend potato or pickle chips with the exciting TWIST-A-CHIP Super Tool. Set includes five 2-ounce cans of colorful PLAY-DOH compound. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

PLAY-DOH Spaghetti Factory

(HASBRO/Ages 3 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99)

Order up! This fun filled playset will have kids ‘cooking’ up an impressive variety of PLAY-DOH pasta and noodle creations. Simply place the bowl or plate atop the noodle factory, push down the arms, and a big portion of PLAY-DOH pasta appears. Add ‘yummy’ looking toppings like PLAY-DOH meatballs, tomatoes or shrimp using the selection of handy half-molds. Set includes four 3-ounce cans of colorful PLAY-DOH compound and a play mat. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

In honor of these great new PLAY-DOH sets, we would like to offer one lucky reader a $50 gift certificate to HasbroToyShop.com to do some of your holiday shopping this year. To enter to win,  visit PlayDoh.com and name one product you like. Entries will be taken through Tuesday (12/01) at 8PM EST. Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Giveaway Results: Lush Color Me Christmas Gift Set

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Sorry! This giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate Commenter #106 (DeeDee) on winning this prize pack. Thanks so much for your entries and happy holidays!

We are continuing our giveaway extravaganza with a fantastic gift that would be a wonderful addition under your Christmas tree this year.

In this prize pack is a cute little house-shaped box is left blank to colour in. Like any good gingerbread house, it’s full of decadent treats. Five tempting treats are all huddled under one roof to convince children once and for all that bathing is fun. The bonus is, the box is meant to be colored in so that ought to keep them busy for a while. They add in a pot of Strawberry Santa, it’s our wobbly Shower Jelly that lathers up and gets you clean. Grown-ups may not admit it, but we love to have fun in the bath too… and maybe enjoy a bit of coloring now and again. This one’s best for kids and the young at heart.

The Color Me Christmas set comes in a cute reusable box that is ready for your children to color. Inside the box, it contains a Mr. Butterball 4.5 oz, Satsumo Santa 6.3 oz, Strawberry Santa 3.5 oz, Li’l LUSH Pud 3.1oz, Candy Cane 3.5 oz.

To enter to win, head over to our review and read more about our thoughts on the Lush Color Me Christmas Gift Set. Then just come back HERE to enter and tell me why you deserve this gift set as  a special holiday treat. Entries will be taken through Tuesday (11/24) at 8PM EST. Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Giveaway Results: $100 Visa Gift Card from Scott’s Common Sense

Scott Common SenseSorry! This giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate Commenter #213 (Sharon) on winning this prize pack. Thanks so much for your entries and happy holidays!

I have had the great honor of writing for the Scott’s Common Sense Blog these past few months and it has been such a blast. The site is full of great information on how to save money, keep your house tidy, manage the everyday routines, and stay organized. Their missions align perfectly with our missions here at MomAdvice and that is why it has been such a natural fit for both of us. If you are interested in reading my special guest blog column, you can find my entries here! I am very proud to have worked for the company and am excited to offer a giveaway to our readers in conjunction with this partnership!

Scott Common Sense Community is an online destination where users can exchange tips and advice on life’s everyday challenges.  In the month of November, Scott Common Sense Community is all about Holiday Festivities with tips on getting organized for every occasion, decorating on a dime, and Thanksgiving dishes you can make ahead of time.

Share your best holiday entertaining tip in the comments section below and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Visa Gift Card to put towards your Thanksgiving dinner!  And don’t forget you can leave your tips at www.scottcsc.com too! Entries will be taken through Tuesday (11/24) at 8PM EST. Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Giveaway Results: Sorel Hoonah Boots

Hoonah Boots

Sorry! This giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate Commenter #106 (Kelly) on winning this prize pack. Thanks so much for your entries and happy holidays!

This is one giveaway that I know you will not want to miss! I can think of nothing that should be wrapped under your Christmas tree more than these beautiful Hoonah Boots by Sorel. It is the ultimate indulgence for a busy mom and would keep your feet toasty warm as you are out running all of those holiday errands.

Crafted for the woman who refuses to compromise between fashion and function, the equestrian-inspired Hoonah offers a higher standard of both.

With its tall cut and finely tuned details, the confident style of the Hoonah is equally at home on urban streets and country lanes, inside and outdoors. Complimenting its versatile design is a cold-weather construction that combines waterproof leather, 100g Thinsulate insulation and a soft knit wool lining that keeps you warm from knees to toes. The easy-on/easy-off closures, removable and molded footbed and midsole, and traction outsole all contribute to a finely crafted boot that’s sure to become your go-to winter favorite.

FEATURES:

  • Waterproof full-grain leather uppers
  • Easy on and off medial zip closure
  • 100g Thinsulate™ Insulation
  • Rock Pile fleece lining
  • Removable molded EVA comfort footbed
  • Traction enhancing multi-directional rubber lug outsole
  • Imported

To enter to win, head over to our review and read more about our thoughts on the Hoonah Boots. Then just come back HERE to enter and tell me why you deserve these boots as a special holiday treat. Entries will be taken through Tuesday (11/24) at 8PM EST. Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Giveaway Results: Timberland PRO Renova Shoes & Reusable Totes

timberland pro renovaSorry! This giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate Commenter #65 (Katherine) on winning this prize pack. Thanks so much for your entries and happy holidays!

Over here at MomAdvice, I find it quite gratifying to share everything that we can with our readers, particularly when we get the opportunity to sample something we really and truly love. That is why I am so excited to share with one lucky winner a pair of the Timberland PRO Renova Shoes with a recycled Renova tote bag, made from 100% recycled PET!  Wouldn’t these just be the perfect shoes to accomplish all of those to-do’s on your holiday list this year? As a busy mom, I don’t know if I could give you a better gift than these!

The Timberland PRO Renova Shoes offer the following features to reduce foot fatigue and to help you keep that bounce in your step:

  • Heel-to-toe rocker sole reduces forefoot pressure and controls proper joint motion
  • Timberland PRO® Anti-Fatigue technology offers all-day standing support, foot and leg support and superior shock absorption
  • Anatomically-shaped toebox provides athletic styling with superior comfort
  • SafeGrip™ slip-resistant outsole grips wet and dry surfaces
  • Footbed features Agion® anti-microbial treatment, eliminating odor-causing bacteria
  • Upper treated with a durable synthetic material water protectant to provide contemporary styling and practicality
  • Includes the 30-Day Comfort Guarantee: If during the first thirty (30) days following your purchase you believe our footwear are not more comfortable than other brands you have worn, Timberland will refund the purchase price of the boots to you, no questions asked, provided you still have your dated receipt of purchase. Please contact Timberland customer service at 1-888-802-9947 for more details.

Renova Recycled Tote(2)

To enter to win, head over to our review and read more about the product and check out the style options available on Timberland. Then just come back HERE to enter and tell me which style of shoe you would choose and why your feet need a little extra TLC this year. Entries will be taken through Tuesday (11/24) at 8PM EST. Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Giveaway Results: Select Comfort True Silver Sheets (Almost $300 Value)

silver sheetsSorry! This giveaway is now closed! Congrats to Commenter #124 (Gigi) on winning this fantastic set of sheets!

Today I have another great giveaway for you and I am so excited to share it with you! This giveaway is a hot one, particularly for my sweet and tired parent readers out there who would just love to get a good night’s sleep. Lucky for you, I bet you could get just that if you had some fancy temperature controlled sheets to help you achieve it.

Select Comfort offers True Silver Sheets that  are chemical free and offers anti-microbial, anti-odor and anti-static benefits. All-natural 280-thread-count, 95% cotton with 5% X-STATIC®* silver fiber helps regulate your temperature while you sleep. These sheets can help you accomplish that great night’s sleep that you have been dying for and we want to give away a set to you.

What are some ways that you can help get that rest that your body has been craving? s. Sleep Expert and Director of Sleep Innovation and Clinical Research at Select Comfort, Pete Bils, has tips and tools to use improved sleep as a way to protect your immune health and ward off sickness.

1.     Make sleep a priority: Put sleep at the top of your to-do list.

2.     Consistency is key: Maintain a consistent bedtime routine and schedule sleep all week long – even on the weekends – since altering your sleep schedule can create jet-lag-like symptoms. Remember that sleep is not negotiable.

3.     Avoid anti-sleep activities: Don’t eat, exercise or consume caffeine late in the day.

4.     Pay attention to your environment: Go into a dim, quiet room one hour before you plan to go to bed, and turn off all screens so you start to relax.

5.     Check your bed: Take advantage of innovations in bedding that allow you to customize your comfort, like the Sleep Number bed and accessories.

You can read more great sleep tips here!

To enter to win, head over to our review and read more about the product. Then just come back here and tell me why you  need that perfect night’s sleep! Entries will be taken through Tuesday (11/17) at 8PM EST. Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Giveaway Results: Baby Bjorn Organic Baby Carrier With Carrier Cover

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Sorry! This giveaway is closed! Congratulations to Jay (Commenter #44) on winning this prize pack. Please check back next Tuesday for another great giveaway!

Today we have a great new giveaway starting up for a Baby Bjorn Organic Baby Carrier with Carrier Cover. This giveaway is courtesy of a new film that is coming out called, “MOTHERHOOD,” starring Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards, and Minnie Driver.

This new film is shot entirely on location in New York’s West Village. This poignant comedy distills the dilemmas of the maternal state into the trials and tribulations of one pivotal day. MOTHERHOOD probes into exactly what it takes to be a mother, with both wry humor and an acute sense of authenticity. MOTHERHOOD, a humorous and poignant look at the daily challenges and mothers everywhere face, is a hymn to joys and hardships of raising children and the necessity of not losing yourself in the process.

Exclusive engagements of MOTHERHOOD begin on Friday, October 23, but in the meantime, you can visit the MOTHERHOOD Facebook page and even view the trailer below!

In honor of this film release, I have a beautiful Baby Bjorn Organic Baby Carrier with the Carrier Cover to giveaway.To enter to win, please leave a comment and tell me what is one thing that has surprised you about your own parenting journey! Please leave your comment by Tuesday (10/20) at 8PM EST. Remember, even if you don’t have a little one anymore, this would make a fantastic gift for a baby shower or for Christmas! Our winner will be chosen at random! Good luck, everyone!

Giveaway Results: 75 Loaves of Sara Lee Bread

IMG_1285Sorry! This giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate our three winners- Commenter #66, #53, & #38 on winning this great giveaway from Sara Lee. Thank you so much and check back each Tuesday for a brand new contest!

I love when a visit to a company yields a fantastic giveaway for my readers and I think you guys are really going to appreciate how much this giveaway could help your grocery budget!

As a thank you for visiting their company, Sara Lee sent 25 coupons to me to use towards the purchase of 25 loaves of their bread. I can’t tell you how much that has helped keep our grocery budget low this month and free bread… well, it just tastes yummier! It was a lovely surprise that included a letter that said I could give 75 loaves away to my readers too!

Sara Lee is promoting whole grain nutrition and healthy eating for children! If you have any nutritional questions or if you are needing guidance on packing a school lunch, you can contact Sara Lee through their Facebook page. They have added all of the great recipes that they shared with us while we visited the facility and they have Chef Jill checking the site and sharing ideas daily so it is definitely a page worth peeking at.

This week, we will be giving away to THREE lucky winners coupons for 25 loaves of bread. To enter, leave a comment and share how you incorporate more whole grains into your diet. You can leave your comment until Tuesday (10/13) at 8PM EST. Winners will be drawn at random. Good luck to each of you!

Giveaway Results: Lunchbox Giveaway (Worth Over $150)

lunchbox

Sorry! This giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate Shaunda (Commenter #211) on winning this fantastic prize package. We hope this is a wonderful addition to her family’s new school year! Please check back each Tuesday for another great giveaway!

It is back-to-school time again and I am so excited to share with you a really fun giveaway worth over $150 to get your child ready for another great year.

Packing a lunch can sometimes be a mundane task, but Lunchbox Builder is hoping to change that.  Motts, Smuckers, and Pepperidge Farms have launched the Lunchbox Builder, a fun tool, where you can design your own lunchbox, add it to the lunchbox gallery, and rate other people’s lunchboxes.

Not only can you create a fun lunchbox on the site, but you can also download coupons for Mott’s Applesauce, Smuckers Uncrustables, and Pepperidge Farms Goldfish. I know these coupons will be a total hit for all of our coupon mommas!

As part of the Motts, Smuckers, and Pepperidge Farms Lunchbox campaign, they sent me a lunchbox care package to try, and they’re letting me give one away one of our lucky readers!

The lunchbox is worth approximately $150, and it includes:

  • An iPod Shuffle
  • An insulated lunchbox
  • Sharpie pens in multiple colors
  • Colored Pencils
  • A Smuckers Uncrustables Container
  • An Optical Mouse
  • A Smuckers Belt Pack
  • A Motts Reusable Shopping Bag
  • A Smuckers Strawberry
  • Pencils
  • Coupons
  • A Walmart Gift Card
  • A Pedometer

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In addition, the winner will be receiving 5 Labels for Education, worth 10,000 points each, which can be used by your child’s school!

To enter this contest, please share with me one way you have found to save time or save money on making lunches for your child. Please leave your comment by Friday (08/28) at 8PM EST. Please only one entry per person. Any entries that do not follow the guidelines for entry will be disqualified from the contest.