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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

WINNERS!! Rubbermaid, Saucy Mama & Swimsuitsforall

I know I have been a total slacker lately but I finally picked the winners for the following giveaways: Saucy Mama, Rubbermaid and Swimsuitsforall.com!!!! The lucky winners chosen by Random.org are:

Rubbermaid - Joanna @ feeding the prices
Saucy Mama - Elle
Swimsuitsforall.com - AEKZ2

Congrats to all! I have sent you 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 Rubbermaid, Saucy Mama and Swimsuitsforall.com 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 and patience since I am a slacker.

Monday, September 27, 2010

WINNERS! Iron Man 2 DVD

Okay, I have other winners to pick but haven't but I promise, promise, promise to do so tomorrow or Wednesday!! But the Iron Man giveaway is different. Besides the regular post winner I usually pick, the sponsor picked 2 twitter winners as well. YAY! So 3 people won, how awesoe is that!!! So here are the names of all the winners. I am doing them by Twitter name becuase it was easier for me and you all know I am lazy! The lucky winners chosen are:

@mami2jcn @Rhoneygee & @joscelynrc

Congrats to all! I have sent you both a DM on Twitter. 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 Paramount Home Video & RocketXL for these great prizes and the opportunity for THREE of my readers to win. I also want to thank everyone who participated. I appreciate your continued support and patience since I am a slacker. WOOOOOOOO!!!!


Closed ~ Deans Pretzel Dip – Part of a new trend in snacking! GIVEAWAY!!!

A few months ago I reviewed Dean's Dip. It was so super yummy! Now Dean's Dip is introducing some new dips. The new dips are not the traditional dips for chips but new dips for pretzels!

New Dean’s® Pretzel Dip comes in 2 “pretzel-pleasing” varieties - Cheddar Cheese and Honey Mustard. Serve Dean’s Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Dip warm with your favorite pretzels. Dean’s Honey Mustard Pretzel Dip is low in calories and its tangy goodness is a perfect partner for salty pretzels! Look how yummy these look!

HONEY MUSTARD
Add a sweet twist to a savory pretzel! This classic pretzel dip made with real honey and Dijon mustard is a low-fat snack worth savoring! Try it on pretzel twists, sticks, or chips. Also great with other finger foods like chicken nuggets or egg rolls.

CHEDDAR CHEESE
Cheddar Cheese and pretzels go together like Oktoberfest and beer. The tangy flavor of cheddar cheese adds a zesty zip to pretzels or chips, crackers or baked potatoes.


Okay, I am all about the Cheddar Cheese dip. I cannot wait to try these dips myself. The good thing about the new Dean’s® Pretzel Dip is that instead of chips you are eating pretzels which is a much healthier alternative. Plus, you can also have these dips with anything including chips! Just head over to the DeansDip.com and check out some of the yummy recipes.

I know I am going to try these!! I love pretzels and what can be better than having something to dip them in! Now you can join in the celebration and enter to win a cool Dean's Dip party pack that includes: a mini-pretzel tin, dip trays, reusable bag, chip-clip, Dean’s flip-flops, stadium blankets, twister game-board and FREE Deans Pretzel Dip coupon (actual prizes may vary)!! How awesome is that??

So read the rules and enter for your chance to win!!!


Mandatory Entry

Tell me what Team you would be on: Team Cheesy (this would be mine) or Team Honey Mustard.

Extra Entries

* Tell me your favorite Dean's Dip flavor (1 entry)
* What dipping devices you would use to eat Dean's Pretzel Dip? Chips, pretzels, Fritos, your fingers? (1 entry)
* Follow Dean's Dip on Facebook (1 entry)
* Follow Dean's Dip on Twitter (1 entry)
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* Follow me on Twitter @carogonza (1 entry)
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* Tweet this giveaway. Leave the link to the tweet in your post. (1 entry/tweet per day)
* Follow my blog on GFC (1 entry)
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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: Friday, October 22 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: No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

WINNERS!! Romanos Macaroni Grill and Pillsbury Sweet Moments

I totally zoned and didn't pick a winner for the Macaroni Grill giveaway! DOH! Luckily, I had to pick the winner of the Pillsbury giveaway so I did both. The lucky winners chosen by Random.org are:

Macaroni Grill - brianpiero
Pillsbury - BettyN


Congrats to all! I have sent you both a DM on Twitter. 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 MyBlogSpark, Pillsbury and Romano's Macaroni Grill 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 and patience since I am a slacker. And stay tuned since I have some really awesome giveaways going up this weekend!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CLOSED - Teacup Piggies Review and Giveaway!!

Since I don't have kids, I usually turn down any reviews of toys and games. Sometimes though I see something I feel that many of my readers, who are moms, would like. So when I got a chance to review the Teacup Piggies, I thought this is something some of you wonderful readers might want to consider for the upcoming Christmas season. Plus, I get to give one away and I know you all love that!

About Teacup Piggies:
Our Teacup Piggies are six-inch miniature versions of real Teacup Pigs and appeal to girls ages 3 to 10 years-old. They speak over 20 phrases and come with their own teacup, accessories, and birth certificate. Playsets and additional wardrobes are sold separately. Teacup Piggies can be found at most major retailers including Toys R US, Walmart, Kmart, Walgreens, and Radio shack. They retail from $5.99-$29.99. These Piggies are not only a great product with great value, they're tons of fun.

Each Teacup Piggies set comes with a piglet, teacup, bottle, hairbow and a birth certificate. Each piglet has a name, and it comes in a different teacup, and with different hairbow. Now you can buy separately many accessories, like clothing, cars, homes, malls and so on, to make the Teacup Piggies world even bigger fun for your little one.


Okay, another reason I wanted to review these babies is because I love pigs. I collect them. I have a whole bunch in the house and this will be added to the collection. Plus, they are cute as buttons. I love that they have names and birth certificates. I love that they have little clothes and accessories. Now many of you are probably saying, Carolyn you are old and playing with Teacup Piggies? Well, of course, one is never too old to appreciate toys!

My Teacup Piggy, Snowflake, talks to me and says over 20 phrases. Snowflake also came with a cute little outfit. The outfit was easy to put on to Snowflake. It was easy to move the limbs and the pig seemed pretty well constructed. I could see where little kids would like to have one of these. You can buy more outfits and accessories to keep your kids entertained for days on end. There is a cool Teacup Piggy Limo set as well.

These would make a great birthday or Christmas gift. You can buy Teacup Piggies and their accessories over the Teacup Piggies website, Toys R Us or Walmart. The Teacup Piggies set (one interactive piggy, teacup, bottle, birth certificate and instructions) is priced at $12.99, the Fashion sets are priced at $5.99 and deluxe accessories sets are priced at $12.99. That's actually a really good price for a cool toy like this.

If you want one now, buy it. If you want to try your luck then enter my giveaway and you might have a special gift for the little one at Christmas. You all know drill. Read the rules and enter.

Mandatory Entry

Visit the Teacup Piggies site and tell me which is your favorite.

Extra Entries

* Like Teacup Piggies on Facebook (1 entry)
* Follow Teacup Piggies 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: Monday, November 1 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 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, September 20, 2010

CLOSED ~ The Perricone Prescription - Perricone MD Cosmeceuticals GIVEAWAY!!


As I get older and get closer to hitting 50, I am starting to notice that my skin is changing. I don't have any real regimen when it comes to skin care. Because of good genes, I have always had pretty good skin. But lately, that's not the case. I have noticed that I have been developing some skin discoloration in my cheeks and some little fine lines appearing around my eyes. My skin is not as tight as it used to be either. Holy moley, I am getting old and realize I need anti aging skin cream.

So I have been looking around to find the right products. I came across the Perricone Prescription products through blogs I follow. I read some reviews and it seems like these work pretty well. They have whole skin regimens as well as other products like eye smoothers, neck firming products, nutrient masks and lip plumpers.

About Perricone MD:
Dr. Perricone's initial quest to find ways to stop, prevent and reverse the negative effects of chronic and sub-clinical inflammation in his dermatology patients laid the foundation for Perricone MD, which launched in 1998.

Dr. Perricone introduced his patented formulations and immediately set a new industry standard for product efficacy with results that often rival more invasive and potentially risky dermatological procedures. This new category, known as cosmeceuticals, has raised the bar of people's expectations for topical skincare. Dr. Perricone's well known mantra of creating beauty from the inside out and the outside in inspired the creation of a line of targeted supplements, known as Perricone MD Nutriceuticals, which work collaboratively with the topicals to achieve optimum visible results.

The Perricone MD mission is to offer an intelligent and synergistic approach to more youthful skin and optimal health. Our products are formulated with the most potent anti-aging skincare and supplements at the forefront of skin science, researched and prescribed by Dr. Nicholas Perricone.


I took the Perricone MD Skin Quiz and my recommended regimen included the Perricone Nutritive Cleanser, Neuropeptide Firming Moisturizer & Neuropeptide Eye Contour. Take the quiz and see what you need.

I think if I had been more proactive earlier about my skin care regimen, my skin might not be getting as bad as it is now. But I think it's never too late to start! You can start by getting a free sample of the Perricone MD Cold Plasma. Just visit the site and order.

It's not too late for you either, my dear readers. Because thanks to Perricone MD, you too can have the opportunity to try one of these products (up to $150 value) for yourself.

Just follow the rules and enter! WOO!!

Mandatory Entry

Visit the the Perricone MD site and tell me what product you would choose and why you need it.

Extra Entries

* Follow Perricone MD on Twitter (1 entry)
* Like Perricone MD on Facebook(1 entry)
* Subscribe to my blog through email (1 entry)
* Follow me on Twitter @carogonza (1 entry)
* Like The Art of Random Willynillyness on Facebook page (1 entry)
* Tweet this giveaway. Leave the link to the tweet in your post. (1 entry/tweet per day)
* Follow my blog on GFC (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: Sunday, October 3 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.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Winners!!! Eucerin Giveaway

The winners of the Eucerin giveaway chosen by Random.org are:

callen
tyman35

Congrats! I have sent you a 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 Eucerin for the giveaway. I also 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!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

CLOSED ~ Iron Man 2 DVD/Blu Ray Giveaway!


WOO!! Okay folks, here is a great giveaway! It's a shorty because we are celebrating Paramount Home Video's release of Iron Man 2 on DVD & DVD/Blu Ray Combo pack on September 28 so I want to give it away before it comes out!!

Let me say when I first heard that Robert Downey Jr. (one of my favorite actors ever) was doing a comic book hero movie, I almost died. I never through the would do that. Then Iron Man came out and it was a huge hit and got great reviews. When I finally watched it, I LOVED it. I became a huge Tony Stark fan.

Now, Tony Stark in Iron Man 2 and I am all over that!! I have not seen the Iron Man 2 but I cannot wait to see it. If it is as good as the first Iron Man, I will be one happy camper.

And if you are an Iron Man fan like I am, then you need to enter this giveaway ASAP! One lucky reader will receive a copy of Iron Man 2 courtesy of Paramount Home Video! How cool is that? So my friends, enter away and good luck!!!


Mandatory Entry

This one is easy folks!! Just tell me if you have seen Iron Man 2 or are waiting to see it on DVD like me.

Extra Entries

* Tweet this tweet: #IronMan2 hits shelves 9/28! Enter for a chance 2 win a DVD copy of Iron Man 2 from @carogonza! http://tinyurl.com/2b36x
(1 entry per tweet - can tweet 2 times a day) leave the link to your tweet here

* Subscribe to my blog through email (1 entry)
* Follow me on Twitter @carogonza (1 entry)
* Like The Art of Random Willynillyness on Facebook page (1 entry)
* Follow my blog on GFC (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: Sunday, September 26 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.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

"Pleasure Your Mate Month" ~ 1-800-flowers.com and Junior's Cheesecake Review

Summer is gone and as Fall approaches, it's time to start thinking about spreading a little love and giving your partner something special. September is the perfect month to start because September is "Pleasure Your Mate" month. This September, you have the opportunity to show your partner a little appreciation and love. You can do so by celebrating with 1800flowers.com. 1800flowers.com is the perfect place to start when looking for a little special gift to make your partner happy and show them how much you love them.

To celebrate, 1800flowers.com and and the Guys Guide to Flowers have some really unique and tasty gifts to send your mate in September. Here are just some of the holidays in September that you can celebrate.
•National Singles Week (9/19-9/25)
•Wife Appreciation Day (9/19)
•Love Note Day (9/24)

I love the idea of “Pleasure Your Mate Month” because sometimes we forget to do something special for that someone special. To help me celebrate "Pleasure your Mate" month, 1800flowers.com sent me a Junior's cheesecake to give to my hubby.

Cheesecake is something my hubby loves so it was the perfect little surprise gift. And Junior's cheesecake is wonderful. I received the cake and it was perfectly packed in a padded box with dry ice to keep it fresh and tasty. I took it out and placed it in the box it came with. When my hubby came home, I had it the refrigerator. I asked him to please get me some cheese for my pasta. He opened the frig, looked in and to his surprise saw the Junior's box and he was thrilled.

I had to stop him from eating before his dinner!! The cheesecake from Junior's is really good. It has a fantastic taste and it is rich and creamy. During dessert I told hubby about "Pleasure Your Mate" month and he was excited he got a treat to celebrate.
Now that he got a treat I am making sure he knows about Wife Appreciation Day on the 19th! I already am dropping hints for some wonderful flowers!! Remember that besides cheesecakes and flowers, 1800flowers.com has so much more like plants, snacks, Starbucks gift baskets, chocolate covered strawberries, cookies, spa gifts and so much more. They have something for everybody!!




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.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Duncan Hines Decadent Cake and Glaze Review

Cake. What can I say about cake? Well, I will say it is the perfect food day or night, any season and it is something I can eat all day. So when I got the opportunity to review some of the new Duncan Hines® Decadent Cake line through the Family Review Network, I was in cake heaven!!

Duncan Hines is a brand I have used in the past and always find that Duncan Hines makes great quality products. They have been in business for 60 years so that counts for something. The new line includes cake mixes and Glazes.

I was sent the Duncan Hines Decadent Triple Chocolate Cake with real chocolate chunks and rich fudge and Duncan Hines Decadent Apple Caramel cake with real apples and rich caramel. Both cakes contain zero grams of trans fat and NO hydrogenated oils. They are available in cake baking section of supermarkets nationwide for about $2.99 a box. I did not receive a sample of the glazes but I decided to go buy the chocolate glaze so I could use it on the Triple Chocolate Cake I was going to bake.

The mix comes with regular cake mix and then an extra packet of fudge and chocolate chunks. You mix the extra batter with water and then add it to the cake mix when it's in the cake pan. I decided to make a bundt cake and it was easy to make.

The cake came out fantastic. It was rich and moist. The extra added bonus was in the middle of the cake was rich fudge and bits of the chocolate chunks. Yummo! Even hubby liked it and he doesn't usually like cake. I was glad I bought the glaze because it was a perfect companion to the Duncan Hines cake. It was sweet but not heavy like frosting. And it was rich as well. Very delicious. I would definitely try the glaze again.

I totally recommend the Duncan Hines Decadent cakes and glazes (well, at least the chocolate one). They are so tasty and make for a delicious dessert!


Disclosure: “This post was written for Family Review Network & Duncan Hines who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review”

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Weight Watchers Lose-A-Palooza!


On September 14, Weight Watchers will hold the Lose-A-Palooza! You ask, what is Lose-A-Palooza. Well, Lose-A-Palooza is a one-day social media event created to encourage participation in the Lose For Good® campaign to benefit Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger.

As part of the Lose For Good campaign, Weight Watchers will donate $1, up to a maximum of $60,000, to Share Our Strength and Action Against Hunger for each approved mention, acknowledgment or action related to “Lose For Good” made on September 14th through blogs, Twitter, Facebook and check-in via foursquare.

The Lose For Good and Lose-A-Palooza are two different things. Lose For Good is a 7-week campaign, Lose-A-Palooza, on the other hand, is a one-day event as part of the Lose For Good campaign. So on September 14, you can help by participating in the social media campaign. !

Here is what we can do to help!

* “Like” Weight Watchers, Share Our Strength or Action Against Hunger Facebook pages and comment or “Like” any of the Weight Watchers “Lose-A-Palooza” updates posted posting throughout the day, Sept. 14th

* Add a Lose-A-Palooza twibbon to your Twitter profile

* Follow @WeightWatchers, @sharestrength or @acfusa on Twitter

* Tweet or Retweet using the hashtag #LoseforGood

Here are some sample tweets you can use before and on the 14th:
* Save the date 9/14 Lose-A-Palooza-1 day only-Weight Watchers donates $1 for each #LoseForGood socmed mention http://bit.ly/LoseAPalooza

* Today Only! Lose-A-Palooza -Weight Watchers donates up to $1 for each #LoseForGood social media mention http://bit.ly/LoseAPalooza


* Check in to a Weight Watchers meeting room on Foursquare to help contribute to the cause

So join me and many others on September 14th as we make our voices heard through social media to help a great cause!! Hope to see you all there!!



Disclosure: By posting this information I am entered to win cool prizes from Weight Watchers and $50 gift cards from the One2One Network.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

CLOSED ~ Red Robin Kids' Cook-Off!!

Do you have kids? Do you have kids who love to cook? Then you need to check out this new contest.

Red Robin is looking for gourmet burger recipes from kids for its 5th annual Kids’ Cook-Off. Kids ages six to 12 are encouraged to create and submit their gourmet burger recipe entries online at the Red Robin Kids Cook-Off site until Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, for the chance to be named the next Kids’ Cook-Off grand-prize winner. So start cooking up a recipe NOW!!

Red Robin will choose ten finalists who will receive a trip to Colorado to particpate in the Championship cook-off. The finalists will also receive tickets for an accompanying parent or guardian. Also include in the prizes: a $75 Red Robin gift card, a $100 VISA gift card, and an iPod nano.

The child with the best burger recipe will be named The Grand Prize and will have their gourmet burger featured in every U.S. Red Robin® restaurant. THe winner will also receive a family vacation to Universal Orlando® Resort and Red Robin gift cards for a year (12 $30 gift cards). That is so awesome.

I hope you can enter but make sure you do it soon since the contest ends on Sunday!!! The people at Red Robin are also offering one of my readers a prize pack that includes a copy of the “Red Robin Kids’ Cook-Off” Cookbook (that includes the top 50 recipes created by kids who entered the 2009 Cook-Off) and a voucher for a free Red Robin appetizer. WOO!!! Good Luck!

Mandatory Entry

Visit the Red Robin site and tell me your favorite menu item!

Extra Entries

* Follow Red Robin on Twitter (1 entry)
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* Subscribe to my blog through email (1 entry)
* Follow me on Twitter @carogonza (1 entry)
* Like The Art of Random Willynillyness on Facebook page (1 entry)
* Tweet this giveaway. Leave the link to the tweet in your post. (1 entry/tweet per day)
* Follow my blog on GFC (1 entry)
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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, October 2 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 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! Scrubbing Bubbles!!

The winner of the Scrubbing Bubbles giveaway chosen by Random.org is:

Katia

Congrats! I have sent you a 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 Scrubbing Bubbles and the Family Review Network for the giveaway. I also 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!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

George Foreman Evolve Grill Review


A few years ago, a friend gifted me a George Foreman grill. It was one of the first that ever came out. You know the ones. It was one of the little ones that barely fit a hamburger or a chicken breast. But let me tell you that I loved that little grill. It was so handy and easy to use. Plus, it was healthy. I used to love cooking burgers and steaks because all the fat would run out and that meant less fat and calories for me!

But after years of moving around, it got lost, sold or it broke. I don't even remember. I had been meaning to buy another one but never ever got around to it. Then I got the opportunity from the Family Review Network to review the George Foreman Evolve Grill. I was so excited.

I was glad to see that this grill is huge and has removable grill plates. These grill plates give you so many more options and are easier to clean! Here are the new grill plates available:

* Cross-hatch grill plates (2) – Perfect for grilling chicken breasts, fresh fish and more.
* Mini-Burger plate – Serve up low-fat turkey sliders in minutes.
* Griddle plate – Cook up breakfast, lunch or dinner without adding extra oil or butter for healthier meals.
* Cupcake/muffin plate – Whipping up six muffins or cupcakes is a snap with this easy-to-use plate.
* Panini plates (2) – No need to butter bread when making panini in the George Foreman Evolve™ Grill.
* Deep-dish baking plate – From lasagna to veggie-packed casseroles, the deep-dish bake pan provides another versatile usage for the George Foreman Evolve™ Grill.
* Omelet plates (2) – Flipping omelets used to require lots of butter or oil to prevent sticking, however, with the George Tough™ nonstick coating, making omelets is simpler and healthier than ever.
* Waffle plate –The waffle plates makes preparing golden, delicious waffles on the grill easy and convenient.

Key Product Features:
* George Tough™ nonstick coating for oil-free cooking
* Patented slope for fat to drip away
* Drip tray that is dishwasher safe for collecting grease drippings
* 84 square-inch cooking surface
* Precise Digital Time and Temperature Control
* Removable dishwasher-safe plates

I love the fact that I can switch out the plates for whatever I am cooking. I used the cross hatch plates to grill up some rib eye steaks and let me tell you, they came out perfectly. There was no muss or fuss and the fat dripped right into the drip pan. One handy feature of this grill is that there is a lever in the back that allows you to tilt the grill to allow the drippings to flow right off. The George Foreman grill has a timer and temperature control so it makes it much easier to regulate cooking. I love this feature. That means I can place my food in the grill, set the timer and do something else while in the kitchen.

I received two other plates to review. The mini-burger/slider plate and the deep dish pan plate. I haven't tried the deep dish plate but I am planning to make brownies in it. The slider plate was easy to use. You just place it on the existing plates and fill the forms with meat. It comes with a handy dandy handle to remove the plate when finished. The sliders came out juicy and delish.

I am really enjoying this grill. I now have to go out and buy a few of the other plates, especially since winter is coming. I want the panini plate to make grilled cheese. And the griddle plate is another plate I want to try. I need one of these to make pancakes and eggs. If I get crazy, I might even get the waffle plates since it would be a breeze to make them in the George Foreman Grill!
The plates are dishwasher safe, which is so fantastic. And the non-stick coating assures that food won't get stuck on the plates, making clean up easy as well. And because they are removable, it is so much easier than the old Foreman grill I used to have. And even though I miss my little George Foreman grill, this new Evolve is quickly wiping away those memories away! This one is so much better.

I would highly recommend it. It is available on the George Foreman Healthy Cooking site for $129.99. Additional plates retail for $14.99- 27.99.

Disclosure: “This post was written for Family Review Network & George Foreman Healthy Cooking who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review”

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Winners!!! Moving Comfort, San Lori and Splenda

I apologize for being such a slacker but work has been nuts and, frankly, I get home make dinner and zone out! But I finally got time to choose winners for the Splenda, Moving Comfort Bra and San Lori giveaways!!! The lucky winners chosen by Random.org are:

Splenda - Julie
Moving Comfort - erin
San Lori - Ashley Elaine


Congrats to all! 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 San Lori, Splenda and Moving Comfort 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 and patience since I am a slacker. And stay tuned since I have some really awesome giveaways going up this weekend!!