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

Win a Thabto Mood Mug set of 3 mugs

There is nothing like that first cup of coffee in the morning!  The feeling of "ahhhhhhhh" that settles over me just sets the day into gentle motion.  I have a favorite (big!) mug that I usually use and it's just part of the routine to have the right mug.  Thabto has designed a unique set of mugs that just might be a new favorite.  They have faces showing a variety of moods.... sleepy seems perfect  :)  I learned about them at Momma Told Me where there is a great review and giveaway for a Thabto Mood Mug set of 3 mugs.  Head over to read about these mugs and enter the giveaway.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Win Cold Stone Creamery GC at The Bragging Mommy! Yummy!  On these hot days nothing refreshes like ice cream!  Head over to The Bragging Mommy for a chance to win a $10 Cold Stone Creamery gift card.  There will be 5 winners - maybe we'll both win!  Ends 7/1

Enter to win a Cisco Linksys E4200 Router

Since you are reading this, you are probably a serious computer user like me! We need good quality internet connections, and for me that includes a good router.  I found a great review and giveaway at The Bragging Mommy.  Head over by 6/29 and read a thorough review and enter to win a Cicso Linksys Router at The Bragging Mommy.  Good luck!

Prefense Hand Sanitizer

Head over to FunFritzFamily for a review and giveaway of Prefense, a wonderful all-natural hand sanitizer.  As a teacher I use a lot of hand sanitizer, so I was particularly interested in the "no-alcohol" feature of this sanitizer because it really dries out my hands. Here is the link: Prefense Review and Giveaway.   Good luck!  Ends 6/20, so hurry!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Win Chooka Rain Boots

I would still love to win Chooka Rain Boots.  I never thought to wear rain boots till I saw these boots.  There are all kinds of great designs - one perfect for you! To the left is my favorite. Head over to Sweeps4Bloggers for your chance to win, and to read a great review.  Ends 6/27.

Summer Fun - Bubble Hurricane Machine Giveaway at Tatum's Family Reviews

Now that the hot weather is here to stay, outdoor fun is on my mind.  I found a fun giveaway item over at Tatum's Family Reviews.  Head there for a chance to win a Bubble Hurricane Machine made by Funrise Toys.  Giveaway ends 6/21.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Want another opportunity to win a great bathing suit set from Essential Swimwear?  I did. So I entered at Burning Moon's Inside Advice.  There is a great review there, plus a chance to win a bathing suit top and bottom of your choice from Essential Swimwear. Here is just a sample of their great products.
Ends 6/10.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Win a Swimsuit set from Essential Swimwear

After losing quite a bit of weight I am in line for a new swimsuit, so I've checked out some great sites via giveaway links.  One of the best so far is Essential Swimwear.  What I like best is that the suits are modest!  It is hard to find a swimsuit that covers all that I feel should be covered, but Essential Swimwear has lots of styles I really like.  They also sell suits as separate tops and bottoms, so you can get exactly what you need.

Check them out and try for a chance to win your choice to top and bottom at Yours To Win.  There is a great review there, and lots of options for entries.

Try again to win a powermat 2X

I've tried quite a few times to win a powermat, to no avail.  I hate all the power strips, cords for the AC adapters, etc. and would love to use a powermat and control the chaos!  So here is another chance for one of us to win.  Just head over to 2 Boys One Girl = One Crazy Mom for your chance to win.  Read more about the Powermat charger line and accessories here.
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!