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Sunday, June 27, 2010

WINNER!!! Year of Salada Tea!

Drumroll please. The lucky winner of the Salada giveaway chosen by Random.org is:

jsc123

Congrats! I have sent you all an email. You have 48 hours to get back to me. After 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. So send me your info!! Once I get all the info, I will send it our wonderful sponsor.

I want to thank everyone who participated. I appreciate your continued support! If you want to be a winner too, enter some of my other giveaways. I have some really good ones going on so get on it!


**Please note: I had to choose a mew winner since the first winner chosen did not respond.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

WOOHOO! CSN Stores Review!



I love CSN Stores. A few months ago, I had a giveaway for y'all and soon I will have a review of a product from one of their stores. I still haven't decided what to buy but I have ideas.

I know many of you have heard of CSN stores because they do some great giveaways in the blog world. I first heard about them on a blog giveaway. If you haven't, CSN is an online retailer based in Boston that started out in 2002 with two employees and one online shop. CSN Stores has now become one of the top 3 online US retailers of home and office goods with over 400 employees and 200 online stores. They sell stools, cookware, rugs, twin beds, toys, furniture and so much more.

I thought long and hard about what item I might need from CSN stores. I am eyeing a lovely bench and coat rack for the foyer. We really need one especially during winter when we need to wear our boots and coats. But then again, I saw some really cool cat furniture that my kitties would love. If I get really selfish, then I am so buying myself some cookware! I just have no idea. But be assured that whatever I decide to review, I will let you know about!

So keep an eye out in the coming weeks to see what I decided to review!



Disclosure: I will receive a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

WINNER!! Just Jen USA t-shirt

Drumroll please. The lucky winner of the Just Jen giveaway chosen by Random.org is:

TiffsPixieDust

Congrats! I have sent you all an email. You have 48 hours to get back to me. After 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. So send me your info!! Once I get all the info, I will send it our wonderful sponsor.

I want to thank everyone who participated. I appreciate your continued support! If you want to be a winner too, enter some of my other giveaways. I have some really good ones going on so get on it!



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

CLOSED ~ Wanchai Ferry Review and Giveaway



Okay, I love Chinese food. Unfortunately, because I live in a small town it is hard to find. Sure we have a few Chinese restaurants around but, let's be honest folks, they aren't very good. It's depressing because sometimes I crave Orange Chicken or Lo Mein or even Beef and Broccoli. Luckily, I recently had the opportunity to try Wanchai Ferry’s newest flavor, Beef & Broccoli, through MyBlogSpark.

Wanchai Ferry has a line of frozen meals that are easy to prepare and are perfect for those days you don't have the time to cook or don't want to cook. The Beef & Broccoli is a new flavor they have introduced. The other new flavors include Kung Pao Chicken and Szechuan Style Chicken. Wanchai Ferry already has five other varieties: Orange Chicken, Shrimp Lo Mein, Spicy Garlic Chicken and Sweet & Sour Chicken. I have tried the Orange Chicken and it was very yummy.

The meal I received is just that, a meal in a bag. It includes everything you need to have a dinner for two in under 14 minutes. It comes with tender beef strips, red peppers, broccoli, water chestnuts and sauce. Basically, all you do is put the meat and veggies into a pan with a little water and let cook.

You microwave the rice and then add the sauce to the pan and mix. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. That's it folks! Plus, this has no MSG! It's a healthful meal and a fast meal. I made it one day after a long day at work. I came home and was in no mood to cook. I took out the Wachai Ferry and made it up and we had a lovely meal.

Now I have to say that the amount of food is small. I had to add a salad to make it a complete meal. The portions are more for a lunch than dinner. And if left to his own devices, hubby could have probably eaten it all himself. But it filled us up and let me tell you that this was better than some of the Chinese food we have here in town.

Along with my meal, I also received some beautiful tea sets. The tea sets come with a lovely ceramic cup, a tea steeper and fresh leaf tea. I love it! I took mine to work so I can have tea when I want. Be sure to check out the site because they have some great meal tips. Also, be sure to take advantage of a high value $1.60 off coupon on any one Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entrees.

Now my lovely readers you have the opportunity to try Wanchai Ferry entrees. You will receive a prize pack with one VIP coupon for a Wanchai Ferry Frozen Entree and two tea sets (2 mugs, 2 tea steepers, and 2 tins of green tea).Yay!! How cool is that? So enter and win!

Mandatory Entry

Go to the Wanchai Ferry’s site and tell me what flavor you most want to try!

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* Blog about this giveaway leave the link (3 entries)
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Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete!

Deadline: Saturday, July 23 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners so everyone has a chance to win. **PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you.** Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.


Disclosure: I received a sample product from Wanchai Ferry through MyBlogSpark for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

F-U Grim Reaper!

This is my review blog and I rarely post personal stuff because I have a personal blog for all that nonsense.

However, this weekend, I was taken on a journey that almost, almost cost me my life so I thought some of you who only visit this blog might enjoy my tale of terror ~ Click Here. Yes, it's terrible and frightening but some seem to find entertainment in my near death experience.

But I survived and lived another day to write another blog post! Enjoy.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

WINNERS!!! Clorox Basket!!

Drumroll please. The lucky winners of the Clorox Basket giveaway chosen by Random.org are:

RJ
Sohomolina
Connie Black
Amyd

Congrats! I have sent you an email! You have 48 hours to get back to me. After 48hours, I will choose a new winner. So send me your info!! Once I get all the info, I will send it our wonderful sponsor.

I want to thank Clorox for these great prizes and the opportunity for my readers to win. I also want to thank everyone who participated. I appreciate your continued support! If you didn't win this one, there are a few more giveaways going on. Look on my sidebar for the current list! So enter and win!!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

CLOSED ~ NOVICA Review and Giveaway!


Oh Novica, how do I love thee?

When I was given the opportunity to review an item from Novica, I did the Snoopy dance. Honestly, I love this site. If you haven't heard of Novica or visited the site, you MUST. Novica, in association with National Geographic gives artists and artisans around the world a platform to express their artistic talents, and creativity. It is a huge marketplace where you can find unique and handmade items from all over the world. They have apparel, Corporate Gifts, furniture, housewares, Handmade Jewelry, furniture and tons and tons of Home decor items!

It took me forever to choose something for the house. I am a huge Day of the Dead collector and I found some fantastic items. These Catrina silver earrings are definitely going on my Christmas list. I also love retablos and masks of all kinds. If you came to our house, you would see why I love Novica. We have various cool folk art from all over the world. So this website is a one stop shop for me. I can find beautiful items and the prices are pretty good as well.

I have to say that I wanted them all. I found this wonderful retablo with a mirror from Peru. The detail work is wonderful and it would look fantastic in the house. I also found a beautiful Day of the Dead mask that I almost bought. But in the end, after talking with hubby, we decided on a beautiful "Sacred Monkey" mask from Bali & Java.

When I received the box, I noticed it came from Bali. When I opened it up, it was well packed and wrapped in a lovely package. I almost didn't want to open it since it was so cute. But once I opened it, I was so happy we decided on this particular item. The mask is hand carved from wood. And it fits right in with our masks from Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Africa and Mexico. It is beautifully painted and the hair is very cool. We also loved the fact that in Balinese Hindu tradition, the Monkey is considered a holy animal. According to the Ramayana legend, an army of monkeys helps Rama save queen Sita from evil. That story just made the mask that much more interesting. Now it protects our house from evil!

When we got the mask we had no idea where to place it but we finally decided to put it in the foyer next to a beautiful tin mirror we bought in Mexico. Now as people come into the house, the first thing they see is the Sacred Monkey mask. We love it. I know it might not be for everyone but it is something that we really love. We knew it belonged in our home.

So if you want some unique gifts or you love handmade treasures like me, you should go check out Novica. There is no better place to find fantastic gifts for anyone. Best of all you are helping artists all over the world make a living and be able to sell their art.

The people at Novica were so nice and gave me a $75 gift code to give away! Yes, my dear readers, you have the chance to check out Novica and purchase something cool for yourself. You know the drill!

Mandatory Entry

Go to the Novica website and tell me what you would buy if you won.

Extra Entries

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* Follow me on Networked Blogs (1 entry - see right sidebar for widget)
* Blog about this giveaway leave the link (3 entries)
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Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete!

Deadline: Saturday, July 17 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners so everyone has a chance to win. **PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you.** Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.


Disclosure: I received a gift code to choose a product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WOO! Pee Wee Herman is Back!

Yes folks, he is back and headed to Broadway! Pee Wee has a new Broadway show called, what else, The Pee Wee Herman Show! It opens on October 26th! I loved his TV show so I am super duper excited that he is back and performing!

In the meantime, Pee-wee will be riding through the Sturgis World's Biggest Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota on August 8-9, 2010!! He will be kicking off the event as well as leading The World's Biggest Tequila Dance and the Biker Parade and taping his “New Sturgis Adventures". And lucky fans will be able to meet him (so jealous) as he spends time with them at a Meet and Greet signing autographs and helping to raise money for various charities in South Dakota including The Kids & Chrome Foundation that benefits The Black Hills Children’s Home Society and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame.

If you can't make it to the event. You can get in on the action by buying some swag!! There is a brand new line of limited edition Pee-Wee at Sturgis memorabilia and it's VERY limited edition! You have to check out some of the cool tees they have for sale! Look at this cute tee. I know I would totally wear this! They have tons of cute stuff and tons of cool merchandise coming soon! Okay, who wouldn't want a Pee Wee Herman Tequila shot glass?

So go check out the site and if you are nearby, you should go to the event. It sounds pretty awesome. I just can't wait for his show to be on Broadway. I know if I am up in New York anytime while it's playing, I would be there in a heartbeat! Yay! Pee Wee is back!!
Disclosure: No compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and my love of Pee Wee.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Blogher Contests!!

Yes, I have been a slacker and haven't posted any good giveaways for you to enter. But i have been so busy that I haven't been entering any giveaways, sweepstakes or contests lately because I have no time. But things are slowing down and damn I want to start winning stuff! It's been a long time since I have won a giveaway! But I am back trying to win some stuff and that means you get a crack at it as well. Good Luck!!

BlogHer and Flip - Ends 6/14

Jenny on the Spot
Fraase Family
Confessions of a Young Married Couple
Finding Bonggamom
Doobleh-vay

BlogHer and Crystal Light - win a $100 gift card

Cheat Day Cafe
Rhi in Pink
This Eclectic Life
Kirida
Southern Hospitality
Whiskey in my Sippy Cup
Black Belt Mama

BlogHer and Pure Fitness

Life in Chicago
Stirrup Queens
Britt's Beat
Slice of Pink

Blogher and Carraba's - Ends 6/20

Doughmesstic
Dianne's Dishes
Southern Grace Gourmet
Gluten Free Easily
Southern Hospitality
Cookin' Canuck





Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

WINNER!! Cover Your Hair Goodies!!

Drumroll please. The lucky winner of the Cover Your Hair giveaway chosen by Random.org is:

Nape

Congrats! I have sent you all an email. You have 48 hours to get back to me. After 48 hours, I will choose a new winner. So send me your info!! Once I get all the info, I will send it our wonderful sponsor.

I want to thank everyone who participated. I appreciate your continued support! If you want to be a winner too, enter some of my other giveaways. I have some really good ones going on so get on it!



CLOSED ~ VW Routan Summer Road Trip Survival Pack Giveaway!

Summer is just around the corner which means time to round up the kids and head out on a family vacation road trip! Whether going across country to a national park or just taking the kids up to the grandparent’s house, half the fun is getting there. And it doesn’t matter where you’re headed; you’re going to want to be comfortable along the way. With 12v power outlets, JoyBox Entertainment system, UConnect Bluetooth system, roof rack and more the Routan provides comfort and fun for the family.

To celebrate Volkswagen’s Routan making vacation easier, we would like to offer you the chance to win an awesome VW Routan Summer Road Trip survival pack courtesy of VW.


I love road trips. Ever since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I remember always getting excited when my parents said we were going to travel. Because we didn't have a lot of money, many of our trips were road trips. I remember the excitement the night before packing all our stuff. My sister and I always were allowed to take one personal bag or tote with stuff to entertain ourselves on the road. I remember having a little pink bag that I would keep crayons and coloring books. I also made sure to have a few books. My sister always carried the games. Most of the time we would just look out the window and think about all the cool places we were going to visit.

My most memorable road trip was a trip we took from Los Angeles, CA to Costa Rica. Yes, we did that. It was fantastic. We traveled through Arizona, New Mexico Texas, all of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and then Costa Rica. I saw so much on that trip and I will never forget it.

And now that I have seen how cool the VW Routan is, I wish we had one of these when we had traveled to Costa Rica!! Is is so beautiful and comfortable. And if you share a road trip story with me, you will be eligible to win this wonderful prize pack:

* Two No-spill cups for babies/toddlers
* Travel editions of board games
- Travel Candyland® game
- Travel Guess Who® game
* Coloring book w/ color-changeable markers
* One VW Electric Guitar (not pictured)
* Two DVDs of the latest family movies (to be selected by Sponsor) to play in the Routan minivan’s JoyBox™ Entertainment System.
* One Bluetooth headset to use with the Routan minivan’s UConnect® Bluetooth® system.
* One Battery Jumper
* One Fix-A-Flat Tire inflator
* One AAA® Emergency Preparedness Kit
* One neck pillow (not pictured)

The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $400. Prize(s) consist(s) only of items specifically listed as part of the prize. Prizes are nontransferable and no substitution or cash equivalent is allowed, except in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of the same approximate retail value. All taxes, costs and expenses not specified herein related to the prize(s) are the sole responsibility of the Winner. If the prize is a gift card, any terms and conditions of the gift card shall apply.

Mandatory Entry


Did a trip to Disneyland end in a comedy of errors? Did you take a wrong turn in Arizona but end up discovering a great old ghost town? The good, the bad, and the ugly, we wanna hear ‘em.

Tell me about your most memorable road trip adventure!

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Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete!

Deadline: Saturday, July 10 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners so everyone has a chance to win. **PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you.** Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.


Disclosure: No compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine. More legal stuff below.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), go to http://theartofrandomwillynillyness.blogspot.com/, and follow the instructions shown. The Sweepstakes begins at Saturday, June 12, 2010 and ends at July 10, 2010 at 11:59 EST (“Promotional Period”).

•ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open only to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor and employees Volkswagen, and their respective affiliates, as well as all others involved in this promotion and their immediate families (defined for the purposes of this Sweepstakes as parents, spouses, children, siblings and household members) are not eligible. Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

•PRIZE DRAWING: NUMBER Prize(s), as described below in the Prize and Approximate Retail Values section, will be awarded in a drawing done at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes on or about July 10, 2010 to one (1) winner, selected at random by the blogger from among all eligible entries received throughout the Promotional Period. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the entire Sweepstakes.

•WINNERS: Prize(s) will be awarded in a random drawing by the blogger, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes will be binding and final. Winner will be notified on or about two (2) days following winner selection. Winners will be chosen randomly and notified by email. Winners must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen by the blogger. A list of winner(s) can be obtained by writing to maureen@m80im.com Winners should allow 6 to 8 weeks to receive shipment of their prizes.

•ADDITIONAL TERMS: This Sweepstakes is valid in the United States only. If you do not live in the United States, do not enter the Sweepstakes. If for any reason the Sweepstakes including, but not limited to, the online portion, does not function as planned, its integrity or feasibility is undermined, or anything compromises the administration, security, fairness, proper conduct or intended play of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual the Sponsor deems responsible, and/or to abbreviate, cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any defect or delay in operation or transmission, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, including any erroneous appearance of qualification for a prize. If the Sponsor, in its discretion, elects to abbreviate the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to award the prize(s) from among all valid and eligible entries received up to that time. All entries are the property of the Sponsor and are not returnable.

•WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sweepstakes entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means are ineligible and will be disqualified.

•RELEASE OF LIABILITY: By entering, entrant agrees to accept and abide by the rules of this Sweepstakes and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this Sweepstakes, rule interpretation, or award of prize, shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion, whose decision shall be binding and final. By participating, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and any respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each from any injury, loss or damage to person or property due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly to the acceptance, use, or misuse of a prize, participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity, or participation in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of prizes, including such error as may give an erroneous indication that a prize has been won.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

CLOSED ~ Cafe Press Tote Review and Giveaway!

When I received the opportunity to review a tote bag from Cafe Press, I was thrilled. If you haven't heard of Cafe Press, you are missing out especially if you want to find unique and personalized gifts. They have everything from t-shirts to clothing, mugs, art & posters and much more. Not only do they have designs from shopkeepers all over the world, who sell on Cafe Press, but you can personalize your own items from your own designs. They had so many cute things. As I looked around, I saw so many items not only for gifts but stuff for me. One of my favorites was this cute Alice In Wonderland apron!

I had the opportunity to choose a tote bag to review. I went on the site and checked out some cool designs but, in the end, I decided to make my own. I found the cutest beach tote in fuchsia and that made me think how cute my blog logos would look on it. It was easy to personalize. I choose the tote I wanted and then the site walked me through uploading the pictures. The program allows you to crop or format as needed. It was really easy to do once I decided what images I wanted uploaded.
If you don't like how it looks, you can go back and add another image as well. I found the whole process to be very easy. And once you are done, it shows you exactly how the item will look once you order it. It was easy and painless and once I got my tote, I was so happy.

Just check out my new tote bag. Not only is it cute but it will come in handy when I travel or go to the beach. It is even perfect for work. I cannot wait to take this with me when I got to BlogHer 2010 this year. I will be the envy of all. I mean, how cute is this? I know that I will be back when I need a special and unique gift. I have a friend who is having a baby and Cafe Press would be the perfect place to get a personalized onesie for the new addition.

You really need to take a look around the site beause it has such great items!! And if you want a chance to win a personalized tote, just enter and win. Yes, my friends, the people at Cafe Press were kind enough to offer one of my readers his or her own tote bag! You can choose from the tons of designs already available or make your own like I did. WOO! I know you will love creating a tote as cute as mine although mine will hard to top! You know the drill, my friends. Read the rules and enter!!

Mandatory Entry

Go to the Cafe Press website and tell me what item you like best. (be specific)

Extra Entries

* Follow Cafe Press on Twitter (1 entry)
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* Tweet this giveaway. Leave the link to the tweet in your post. (1 entry/tweet per day)
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* Add my button to your site (1 entry)
* Add my site to your blogroll (1 entry)
* Follow me on Networked Blogs (1 entry - see right sidebar for widget)
* Blog about this giveaway leave the link (3 entries)
* Add this Giveaway to a Sweepstakes site, Mr. Linky, your giveaway list etc. Leave the link!! (2 entries per submission - unlimited!!)

Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete!

Deadline: Saturday, July 10 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners so everyone has a chance to win. **PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you.** Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Like Movies? AMC $50 Gift Card Giveaway

I love movies. Every Friday night at our house is movie night. Sometimes even Saturday is movie night. I also love entering sweepstakes and giveaways, but you guys already know that, don't you? Sometimes I actually win some and it is so exciting. Usually I only enter for stuff I want but y'all know that sometimes you don't always win the big prize but win a second, third or fourth prize.

My luck is your gain this time. I recently won a $50 AMC gift card. The problem: 1) we never go to the movies. We are strictly Netflix users in this household. 2) Even if we went to the movies, our little town has no AMC movie theatre. So what to do?

Well, I know I have been slacking off in the posting of contests and giveaways for you to enter because I am so busy, it's even amazing I can post my own giveaways. So I decided that who better to give this card to then one of my faithful readers, right? I am not sure how far $50 will get you at a movie theater nowadays but every little bit helps! Now you all know the drill, read the rules and enter. I will make this an easy contest with several extra entries!! Yippee Skippy!!

Mandatory Entry

Easy peasy! Tell me what your favorite all-time movie is!! If you have more than 1 favorite, tell me that too!!

Extra Entries

* Subscribe to my blog through email (1 entry)
* Follow me on Twitter @carogonza (1 entry)
* Like The Art of Random Willynillyness Facebook page (1 entry)
* Tweet this giveaway. Leave the link to the tweet in your post. (1 entry/tweet per day)
* Follow my blog (1 entry)
* Subscribe to to my feed (1 entry)
* Add my button to your site (1 entry)
* Add my site to your blogroll (1 entry)
* Follow me on Networked Blogs (1 entry - see right sidebar for widget)
* Blog about this giveaway leave the link (3 entries)
* Add this Giveaway to a Sweepstakes site, Mr. Linky, your giveaway list etc. Leave the link!! (2 entries per submission - unlimited!!)

Make sure to leave a separate comment for the entries you complete!

Deadline: Friday, July 9 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners so everyone has a chance to win. **PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you.** Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: This is a gift card I won from a sweepstakes. I am giving it away because I want to!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

CLOSED ~ Cascade 24 hour Challenge and $25 Walmart Card Giveaway



I was recently asked if I would take the Cascade Complete - 24 Hour Challenge. What is the 24 hour challenge, you ask? Well, Cascade has come up with a new product. They say it will clean the messiest dishes, even if you leave them out for 24 hours.

Now, I am not the regular dishwasher in the house but every so often I have to do them so I know that sometimes they come out not so clean depending on the liquid or tablets we use. There have been times when I or hubby have to re-wash certain dishes. So when I got these Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs, I was wondering if they would really work. According to the information I received, they break down, dissolve, and rinse away tough food particles, leaving your hands free and your dishes sparkling. I would not have to pre-soak the dish at all.

I received a pack of the Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPacs and a wonderful Corningware Casserole Dish. My challenge was to bake a Blueberry Cobbler. Those of you who read my blog, know I don't really follow instructions very well so instead of Blueberry Cobbler, I made my famous Lasagna. Why, you ask? Because my lasagna is messy, messy, messy and it is the most difficult thing to clean up especially if I were to leave it out for 24 hours. So I made my lasagna and it was quite tasty! But after all was said and done, it was a mess.

When I told hubby that I had to leave this out for 24 hours, he thought I was nuts. Since he does most of the dishes, he was a Doubting Thomas and said that we would have to re-wash it after it came out of the dishwasher. He also thought I was nuts when I told him to use just one Action Pac. We usually use 2 tablets of a leading brand. But he went along with it and left the dish out for a day.

Well lo and behold, after putting it in the dishwasher with Cascade Complete, it actually came out sparkling clean. We were both surprised! But it worked and worked well. I think we are converts to Cascade Complete! And we have been using the rest of the pack for days and our dishes are coming out really clean. They are a lot cleaner with Cascade Complete then with the other brand we were using. So there you have it folks, a thumbs up for Cascade Complete.

And the people at P&G through MyBlogSpark were also wonderful enough to send me a $25 Walmart card so one of my readers can go try out Cascade Complete All-in-one ActionPacs for him/herself! WOO! So enter, enter and enter!!!

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Deadline: Wednesday, July 7 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners so everyone has a chance to win. **PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you.** Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.


Disclosure: P&G provided me with the Cascade Complete All-in-1 ActionPac Kit, information, and a $25 Walmart gift card to giveaway through MyBlogSpark. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.