Wednesday, March 13, 2013

If you want a great dish, try MorningStar Farms® Meal Starters Grillers® Recipe Crumbles™ in s stir fry. Thanks to MorningStar Farms and BzzAgent, I had the chance to try this great product for free. I really try to eat healthy, and so eat red meat very sparingly. I usually use chicken in my weekend stir fry, but looked at this as an opportunity to try something different. When I opened the bag I was immediately struck by the fact that it looked like chipped steak sandwich meat. That turned out to be just what it tasted like! I put a little olive oil in a skillet, added the Grillers Crumbles, some garlic and some broccoli and let it all simmer. The great smells brought a few other people who decided to try it as well. We all agree it was a hit! It was like a "beef with broccoli" stir fry, with 75% less fat than regular beef would have had. I look forward to trying it in some other recipes!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Win a Mohawk Home Rug

I love a beautiful rug, and despite entering many contests, have not managed to win one.  This is my first introduction to Mohawk Home Rugs, and they are beautiful!  There is a giveaway right now on the 3 Princes and A Princess BlogEnter to win a 5'X8' Mohawk Home rug.  Ends 7/15 
Here is my favorite (to the right!):

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 $50 GC Giveaway at Sew Me Mine

Now that it is officially summer, how is your swimsuit?  Are you in need of a new one like me?  Head to Sew Me Mine and enter to win a $50 GC to Swimspot.  They have great suits and there is a great review at Sew Me Mine
My favorite suit is shown to the right. Ends 7/1 
Giveaway link: SwimSpot $50 GC Giveaway
I recommend starting with "Getting Started." That page contains some information to help you get started and provide the best chance of winning. Good luck!

About This Blog

I have really benefited from the advice of my sister-in-law, the queen of freebies! I have learned a lot and have decided it's time to start sharing. I plan to share links to contests and sites where you can win stuff for free. Instant win games have been my specialty so that is what I will share about first. There sadly are people who have found ways to cheat in those games, but I have legitimately won a lot of great stuff (ipods, gift cards, gaming systems, etc.) and it really is possible. I have just begun to enter blog contests and will share links to them, but am not yet proficient enough to share advice on them.

My first bits of advice to those who are new to contests:

1. Create an email that is just for contests
This is the MOST IMPORTANT advice. I say this because you WILL get spammed and your email will be shared. Not all sites will share your information, but many will and you just have to accept that. You must use a real email address and a real street address when you register for games because this is where they will send the prize if you win and the way they will contact you about your win.

2. Be persistent
You win by random luck most of the time, so the more you enter, the better your chances. Enter as often as the contest allows. Also, even if you don't win instantly, there is usually a sweepstakes involved and you are entered in that as well. I've won several times through the sweepstakes end of the game (most notably $100 gift cards to online stores!)

3. Timing is everything
Most instant win contests are based on a set time for winners. Random times are predetermined as winning times. If you sign in to play at that moment (or are the first after that predetermined time) you win. SO...if you wake up in the middle of the night, or get up early, etc., that is the time to enter. I have a bookmark folder called "Enter in the Middle of the Night". In that folder are the contests I really want to win and which seem reasonably possible to win, ie. lots of prizes. I open all the windows in that folder and enter all the contests in a matter of minutes (unless I just really need sleep!).

That is my initial advice. I'll add more ideas as they occur to me. Be sure to look at the sidebar (Places for Free Stuff) for links to sites where you can win! GOOD LUCK!