Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Another goodie for my running friends

OK fellow runners, does this item sound cool or what? It is called an SPI Belt and it is meant to be used to carry small personal items (SPIs) while you are out for a run. No more carrying your cellphone in your sweaty hands, or worrying that your keys will jangle their way out of your pocket! This small, lightweight pouch that attaches with a buckle around your waist will hold it for you! Want a chance to win one? (And seriously, why wouldn't you?) Feisty Frugal and Fabulous is giving you a chance to win your own SPI Belt.

Enter here by 10 PM CT on April 8th and you might be the lucky winner. Just leave a comment telling which color you would like if you were to win (I chose the Olive and black one) and how you would use your SPI belt!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Easter Beagle Goodies from My Trendy Tikes

Snoopy is a classic! Each member of the family can sit down to a Peanuts movie and laugh along together. Would you like to win a fun Peanuts prize pack, which includes a copy of the movie It's The Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown? My Trendy Tikes has 2 Easter Peanuts Prize Packs to give away! What will you get if you are the lucky winner? Here is what is included:

1 Easter Beagle Plush (Snoopy dressed as the Easter Bunny err Beagle)

It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown dvd

1 Easter Beagle egghunt book

This giveaway couldn't be any easier to enter! There is only one entry option and that is to answer this question: "what does your family do with eggs after they’ve been found?" Leave your answer as a comment here by April 2! Easy Peasy! (Don't forget to leave your email with your comment if your email address is not public in your Blogger profile)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Matching Mom and Me Tote bags over at Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls

How cute are these tote bags? Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls is offering one lucky winner the chance to win a large tote and a smaller tote in Navy Madras from Top It Off Accessories! (Check them out, they have a tote bag called the Joelle (my beautiful daughter's name)...gotta love that!!)
If you want the chance to be the winner of this fabulous prize, head here and enter before April 2 at 9PM EST!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thomas and Friends Live! On Stage

Thanks to Mom Select, Max, Dane and I were able to see Thomas and Friends Live! On Stage at the E Center in Salt Lake City. Both boys were thrilled to be able to see the trains. For the entire 45 minute drive from our home to the E Center I was peppered with questions about the trains and the show. They were so cute and, so excited!

When we arrived we had to get some yummy snacks, of course (just popcorn and a drink, but that giant bucket of popcorn was exciting for a 2 and 4 year old!) and found our seats. We had a great view of the stage, which featured a beautifully painted backdrop.

The show itself was very cute. Filled with dancing, singing and interactive fun, it held my 4 year old's attention the entire 90 minutes! My 2 year old LOVED the show, singing and dancing along for the first half hour-45 minutes, but definitely got antsy after a while. Thank goodness we had the whole row to ourselves, so he was able to dance up and down the row without disturbing other show attendees!

The show features Thomas, James, Gordon, Sir Toppam hat and many more of your favorite friends from the Island of Sodor. It also features a troupe of Circus performers who have arrived on the Island. Unfortunately the town didn't get the message that the Circus was coming and they have to scramble to prepare for the show! Thomas tries very hard to be a "Very Useful Engine" but runs into a few mishaps along the way. In the end he learns that he can still be a Useful Engine, even if he has to let others help sometimes.

I highly recommend this show for children ages 4-7! It truly is an adorable show (heck even I had a great time singing along!), but a little bit long for the younger (1 to 3 years) set. Want to see if Thomas is chugging his way to a town near you? Head here and see a list of shows and information on ordering tickets!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Another chance to win World Championship games from Red Sox Mommy

Want to increase your chances of getting your hands on this game for Nintendo DS? Red Sox Mommy is also giving away one copy of World Championshop Games!

Enter here by March 29th 11:59 PM MST!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

World Championship Games for DS from An Island Review

As a former track and field athlete this DS game speaks to me! In World Championshop Games by Game Factory you can compete in 14 different events:100m, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400m, 110m hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin, 1500m, rifle shooting, pistol shooting and archery, and decathlon! How fun is that? And to make it even more fun, you can customize your own athlete!
Do you have a Track and Field fan in your home? (Or just a DS fan who loves all things DS?) Then hop on over to An Island Review and enter to win your own copy of this fun new game!
Enter here by March 22nd at midnight by checking out the features of World Championship Games on the Game Factory website and leave a comment with your favorite feature!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Another fun book from Chief Family Officer

I am a huge book lover! I am in constant search for new books to read, and new books to fill my children's book shelves. My favorite way to build my book supply is garage sales, because you can get books for kids for $.25! 

What is better than $.25 for a book? A free book! If you want to win a copy of Happy Graduation by Margaret McNamara, which is reccomended for children ages 4-8, head on over to Chief Family Officer and fill in the simple entry form!

Enter here by Tuesday, March 24th at 6:00 PM PST!

Some tips for blog giveaways!

I have had a few questions about how to enter blog giveaways, so I thought I would share a few tips.

1-I will not post a giveaway on my blog that requires you to follow, make a blog post of your own, twitter, etc. Those may be additional methods of entry (for bonus entries) but all giveaways posted here will have at least one basic entry method (either a form to fill in or a comment).

2- Most giveaways require that you either leave your email address in your comment (you can leave it in an alternate format such at kissyjensen at gmail dot com to avoid trolling programs from picking up your email address) or having your email address in your blogger profile (and that profile being set to public). They will need this in order to contact you if you are the winner.

3- Make sure that they say they will email the winners, some require you to check back and contact them if you are listed as a winner.

4- Following a blog that often offers product giveaways is very helpful in two ways. First, you will always be updated when a new giveaway is posted, and second, you usually get an additional entry in each of their giveaways if you are a follower (make sure you read the directions, and leave an additional comment saying that you are a follower).

Most of all, have fun finding new products! And don't forget to let me know if you win! I love to hear of others winning!

A quick one for the kids bathroom!

I really like this giveaway because it is a super quick one (which increases your chance of winning since fewer people will get a chance to enter before it is over! Yeah!) This one is for some fun products to help encourage your children to brush better and keep themselves clean! Barefoot Mommies is offering one winner one 16.9 oz bottle of Agent Blue tinting rinse and one 3-bar pack of Super Sudzer e-z grip soap!
I have used the Johnson's Buddies version of this soap and have to say that it is a huge favorite in our house! Kids can easily wash themselves without the soap slip-sliding everywhere, and the outer pouch helps to lather as well!
Head here and enter in the next 24 hours for your chance to win!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Pilloroo from Inside Out!

You may look at this photo and see a simple child's pillow, but this pillow has a secret!  A pouch (think kangaroo here, hence the name Pilloroo) just the right size to hold a friend! Isn't this Cupcake Caravan pillow adorable? They have great Pilloroos for both boys and girls! 

Jeanne, over at Inside Out, is offering one Polloroo to a lucky commenter! All you have to do is go here and leave a comment with the Pilloroo that would match your child's bed! Contest ends March 23rd. Please check back on her site to see if you are a winner when the contest is over, so you don't miss out on your this fun prize!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Mark My Time Digital Bookmark at Jamie's Precious Peas

If you have children in school, you probably have nightly reading requirements. I know my children are required to read at least 20 minutes per weekday night. For my daughter, this usually isn't a problem, she is a great reader and just goes off on her own and reads. She easily exceeds the 20 minute a day requirement. Now my son is another story. He is in 1st grade and still learning how to read. For him, reading is still new and hard. That 20 minutes can seem long when he is struggling to decode difficult words. The Mark My Time Digital Bookmark would be a fun way to keep track of his nightly reading. It can be set to either count down a set number of minutes, or accumulate minutes. 

Would you like a chance to win one for a reader in your home? Head over to Jamie's Precious Peas where you can enter to be one of 3 winners to receive a Mark My Time Digital Bookmark in the color of your choice. 

Enter here by 9 PM EST on March 26th.  Make sure you look at her additional entry options; there are several that do not require blogging, subscribing, etc!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A beautiful bracelet raising awareness for a great cause!

Save Your Money Mama is giving you the opportunity to win one of three fresh water pearl bracelet, each with a heart charm, from Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts.

The aim of Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts is to help women get the Cholesterol screenings that they need in order to keep their heart healthy. You will soon find codes in specially marked boxes of Cheerios cereal. When you enter a code on the Cheerios Circle of Helping Hearts website, Cheerios will donate $1 (up to a maximum of $200,000) to Womens Heart (the organization that is working together with Cheerios to provide these screenings).

If you would like to win, head here and enter before Friday, March 20th at Midnight PST.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Witch Mountain movies on DVD at Bloggy Giveaways

I don't remember many details about these movies, but I do remember that I watched them often as a little girl. The release of the new movie by Disney called Race to Witch Mountain has really made me nostalgic for the movies of my childhood and created a desire to watch them over again. If you are the lucky winner over at Bloggy Giveaways you too can watch them again (or for the first time if you weren't lucky enough to watch them when you were young). Bloggy Giveaways is offering both Escape to Witch Mountain and Return From Witch Mountain to five lucky winners!

Want to enter? Head over here and leave a comment with your favorite Disney live action movie. Winners will be contacted on Friday the 13th of March.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Socks by Beverly Clearly at Chief Family Officer

Beverly Cleary has written many wonderful novels for young readers. I remember reading about Ramona Quimby Age 8 when I was a little girl. Do you want to share another one of Cleary's great children's books with the children in your life? Chief Family Officer is giving away a paperback copy of the book Socks.

Socks is a story told from the point of view of a cat who's life is completely turned upside down by the arrival of a new baby.

If you would like to win, head here and enter by 6PM PST on Tuesday March 17th.

Mommy Reviewed is offering something fun for the Princess in your life!

Does the princess in your life love Disney Princesses? I know that when my little girl was a bit smaller, she wanted to have everything Disney Princess (and man to I miss those days, now it is High School Musical and the Jonas Brothers!). Mommy Reviewed is offering you the chance to get your hands this beautiful Snow White doll from the Disney Store's newly revamped line of classic Princess Dolls. Each doll comes with adorable friends to make play so much more fun! You can see the rest of the collection here.
Enter here by Midnight CST March 11th

Monday, March 9, 2009

Emmie Kate Ric Rac Bracelet at Momma's Review

Isn't this bracelet adorable? This sweet silver bracelet is the Ric Rac Bracelet by Emmie Kate. If you have a little girl in your life who loves jewelry, this is the perfect giveaway for you!  Momma's Review is offering one reader an Emmie Kate Ric Rac Bracelet for the child in their life. 

Head here and enter before March 23rd.

Don't forget to let me know if you are the lucky winner =)

The Pouchee review

Do you have a love affair with purses? Do you like to change your purse as often as you change your outfit? Do you HATE to have to transfer your basic items everytime you switch purses? Then the Pouchee is perfect for you! The Pouchee is much bigger than you imagine by the photo. It has room for a wallet, your cell phone, a lipstick or two and more! The best part is that you can switch from purse to purse with ease (think date night with hubby...you don't want to drag along your clunky diaper bag, grab your Pouchee from the diaper bag, pop it in your chic tote, and you are ready for a night on the town!).

I was the lucky winner of a Pouchee a month or two back over at The Funky Monkey, and I have to say that I absolutely love mine! I recieved the one picured here and it goes between my purse and my church bag on Sundays with ease. When I am ready to switch purses again (which will be any day now, since I am really getting tired of the one I am using right now), it will be super easy, since all of my basics are all held in my Pouchee. Check out thier new, adorable cotton Pouchees! I know, I already have a Pouchee, but seriously, I want this adorable green one! Go ahead, check em out. You won't be disappointed.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Sugarplum Dream Princess Dress over at Metropolitan Mama

Yep, one more for today! I couldn't resist. Isn't this dress absolutely adorable? Metropolitan Mama offers some of the best giveaways in the blogosphere. Not only that, but her reviews are relevant and concise (I really don't like reading a 10 paragraph review, I just want the basics and a real person's opinion on the product). This was no exception! A great, personal review of a great product! The winner of this giveaway will recieve one dress up costume in the style/size of thier choice from Sugarplum Dream!

Head here to enter by Monday March 16th at Midnight!

Exergen TemporalScanner Thermometer over at Nurse Mommy

Do you HATE taking your child's temperature as much as I do? I usually take my little guys' temperatures using the axillary method as they will NOT keep it in their mouths and I am NOT going to subject them to a rectal temp just to see if they have a fever. Well, axillary takes longer, and my kids get very wiggly and irritated with that thermometer stuck under their arm. I sure would love to be able to just swipe this Exergen TemporalScanner from the center of their forehead to their temple and be done!
If you would like the chance to win one, head over to Nurse Mommy who is giving away one Exergen TemporalScanner! Here's the link. Enter by March 16th!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The First Years Kickin Coaster on Red Sox Mommy

This is a great one if you are having a baby, have a new baby or know someone who is having a baby soon! Red Sox Mommy is giving away a fun bouncy seat style chair from The First Years by Learning Curve. It is very interactive and can be used for babies up to 25 lbs.

Head here to enter by March 17th to win this prize worth $69.99!

Moving Comfort Giveaway over at The Funky Monkey

This one is for my running friends (or anyone else who needs a good sports bra!)

The Funky Monkey is having a giveaway for a free sports bra of your choice from Moving Comfort! I have browsed thier site and seriously, these look great! They have so many different styles and choices.

Entering is simple, just let her know in a comment which bra you would chose! (But don't forget to read the additional entry options, The Funky Monkey offers several easy options for getting additional entries!) Head over here to enter! Giveaway ends on March 12th, so hurry on over!


I have recently discovered the world of Blog Giveaways (or Word of Mouth Marketing) and want to share some of my favorite giveaways with you! Come back often, because I will be highlighting my favorites from around the blogosphere! I will also be sharing my opionions on prizes I have been lucky enough to win! Check the buttons on the side of my blog as well. I have included the buttons of some of my favorite review/giveaway blogs! Click away and enjoy!