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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.


  • 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: $100 Famous Footwear Gift Card

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Thank you so much for entering our Famous Footwear contest. We would like to congratulate Betty (Commenter #71) on winning this prize pack. Please check back each week for a new contest!!

I don’t know about you, but there are few things that I love more than shoes and ice cream! Lucky for me, Famous Footwear blends these two ingredients together on its site Make Today Unexpected, which gives us women the chance to discover our style and flavor in a most unexpected way.

I just went there, took a short quiz, and found out my personal flavor is “Double Bubble Sorbet.” It says I am sweet and someone people can depend on. I hope that is a good portrayal of me because it is definitely something that I am striving to be.

I can’t wait to hear what your flavor is when you enter this stylish, not to mention FABULOUS, giveaway!


Famous Footwear_Downloadable CouponGrand Prize

This week, Famous Footwear is awarding one lucky winner with a $100 gift card. Shoes anyone? (See Entry Requirements below.)


Everyone’s a winner in this giveaway! Make your back-to-school shoe shopping spree a little more affordable by visiting and entering to receive $10.00 off your next purchase of $50.00 or more.

Entry Requirements

To enter for a chance to win the $100 Famous Footwear gift card, please do these four things (make sure you leave a separate comment for each of your entries).

Note: Entries that do not follow all of these requirements will not be considered.

  1. Take the ‘Find Your Flavor’ quiz by clicking here. Leave a comment on this post with your flavor and e-mail address.
  2. Become a fan of the Famous Footwear’s Make Today Unexpected Facebook Page. (
  3. Follow @maketodayfamous on Twitter.
  4. Post these messages on Facebook and/or on Twitter and leave comments here, linking to your messages:

Join #gno 8/25 from 9-11 ET 2 chat shoes & ice cream w/ @famous_footwear & @maketodayfamous. RSVP: PLS RT

Download Famous Footwear coupon 4 back-to-school/fall savings: PLS RT #gno

Extra Entries

You can earn up to two extra entries for this week’s giveaway. Leave an additional comment for each.

The Fine Print

No purchase necessary to enter. Famous Footwear and Mom It Forward employees, and giveaway hostesses are ineligible to participate. Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered. This giveaway ends on Tuesday (09/01) at 8PM EST. Good luck!

Fashion Forward Birkenstocks? Believe It!

spring-birkenstocksI won’t lie, I haven’t been a big fan of Birkenstock shoes in the past just because they weren’t my style. I wouldn’t say I am fashion-forward necessarily, but I do like to wear trendy shoes and shoes in fun colors. I have been a Payless girl for many years now, even if the shoes sometimes aren’t the best support of my feet, but I like to stay with the latest shoe trends. Basically, I like to look cute on a tight budget.

When an email came to me about the new spring look for Birkenstock, I almost didn’t open it. For some reason, I decided to take a peek though and was surprised by their new look and colors. Instead of their traditional style, the cuts were more modern and had a shiny patent on them in fun spring colors like plum purple, red, and chocolate. Even with all the updates to the style, they remained true to their green efforts and the functionality of a good shoe. I was definitely intrigued and decided to give the shoes a try.

I took their cute new Madrid and Gizeh shoes for a test run!

I love the Madrid because it is easy to slip on, like my favorite flip flops, but it offers a huggable support for my foot. I have back pain and am on my feet all day and these shoes offered a lot of arch support to my foot, but looked really cute. They remind me a lot of the Dr. Scholl’s shoe that my mom had in ever color of the rainbow and are now the style I gravitate towards as an adult. I can imagine wearing these shoes a lot to the park with my children or even as house shoes to give my foot support while I am working on the house all day. These will definitely be my new favorite sandals and would be a great investment for a mom on-the-go.

birkenstock-gizeh-sandalThe Gizeh is a thong style shoe that comes in the same great spring colors like a striking purple, peridot green, and even a bright white. I love that this shoe stays on and offers the same great support in the arch. It would be a great shoe to wear with a fun t-shirt and some jean shorts. With all the fun colors they offer, you will still look trendy, but have the maximum foot support that you need when running after your toddler all day.

Best of all, Birkenstock was green before it was trendy to be green. Here are some examples of some green efforts that the company is involved with in the production of these shoes:

  • The spring lineup maintains the proud Birkenstock tradition of craftsmanship using premium quality, natural, renewable, recyclable and naturally insulating material.
  • Birkenstocks are made from durable cork, no trees are cut or destroyed – the bark is simply peeled away and then allowed to re-grow.
  • All Birkenstock footwear is completely repairable and renewable, increasing the life of your shoes and decreasing the amount of waste entering our landfills.

For more on their green steps please visit their website.

Birkenstock, you have come a long way and I am so excited to share that you can be fashionable and comfortable this summer!

Suggested Retail Price: Madrid ($49.95) and the Gizeh ($79.95)

Website For More Details: Birkenstock