Win Some Sweet Treats! Hot Tamales & Mike and Ike #Giveaway

The holidays are a fabulous time for tasty treats and I’m happy to share a giveaway hosted by Ginger of My Mismatched World for  Hot Tamales and Mike and Ike Candy!

These candies are classics that Ginger and her family love. They’ll also be in their Christmas stockings.

You can check out Ginger’s review for Hot Tamales and Mike and Ike which is included in her Christmas Gift Guide.


Hot Tamales and Mike and Ike Candy Giveaway Ends 12/30 #giveaway #candy


Now you can enter to win the same delicious candy! Just enter via Giveaway Tools below. Sweet!

Hot Tamales and Mike and Ike Candy Giveaway is sponsored by Bender Group PR. Hosted by My MisMatched World. Host and bloggers sharing are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Must live in the US. Must be 18 years old or over. No purchase necessary.



Capture the Essence of the Holidays with a New Canon EOS Rebel #CanonatBestBuy


I am passionate about Photography and love capturing moments that I can share with friends and family. Near the very top of my wish list this year is The Canon EOS Rebel T5i. Since it’s #Hinting Season, I’ve been leaving my wish list around where it keeps getting “accidentally found”. The prospect of having such a versatile camera that takes sharp vibrant images makes my heart flutter. Luckily, this season you can save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel which makes this camera even more attractive.

Canon Holiday ImageSince Best Buy is not far from us and located in the local mall, we often stop in and check out the deals. Best Buy really is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to help you capture the essence of the holidays! The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs and there are a lot of excellent reasons why. This camera helps make advanced photography both easy and fun, and it will give you exceptional image quality, along with a wide range of features to enhance your own creative expression.

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The bonus is that it’s user-friendly. A variety of automatic functions optimize settings for your given subject, lighting conditions and desired effects.

•      Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
•      Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
•      Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
•      The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation. 

Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*.

*offer valid 12/7-12/20

Visit Best Buy to learn more.


Twitter Partying

Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting Canon Twitter Party on Thursday December 18th at 7pm CST.  Come by and join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy!



The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Win $100 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash! The Last Enchantress #Giveaway

last enchantressThe Last Enchantress by Scott & Judith Powell

Being nineteen for over three hundred years bites, and being single in New York with magical powers isn’t much better.

Eva is trying to live an everyday life in New York. When this fails, she takes a seemingly unmagical job as a translator for a wealthy American family in Spain. Eva cannot stay out of trouble for long as she runs into a friendly but hungry vampire named Louis. Eva feels drawn to this handsome, dangerous stranger who has problems of his own.

Louis’s life was just fine until Eva walked into his church. She smells like heaven. Or is it hell, always smelling but never partaking? Surely she is the devil coming to collect on his lost soul.


Download a FREE copy of The Last Enchantress

Available December 15th to 17th


PowellAuthor Biography

Scott Powell was born in Burlington, Vermont, to a father who was a police officer and a mother who emigrated from South Korea. He received a degree in marketing from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, and a master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Scott served a two-year Spanish-speaking mission for his church. He is a mixed martial artist who continues to train with his father, a second-degree black belt in tae kwon do and a kick boxer.

Besides being married to Scott for almost seventeen years, Judith Powell is a stay-at-home mom whose whole life has been full of stories. Being raised by an Irish storytelling father and a Native American mother, stories have filled her life and her head until they finally had no choice but to flow out through her fingertips.

Praise for the Book

What fun, and new perspective on vampires. And the intro of new specie, Enchantress, gives this novel a wonderful and imaginative take.

It gives us another take on Vampires and the only Enchantress left in the world. The story flows smoothly and the characters are developed well.

Let me just start by saying for the record I am not a huge fan of Vampires or flying humans, but this book has led me away from that concept with a fantastic storyline that focused on a man and woman who were meant to be. The fighting scenes were very detailed and visual as you can tell the authors made this a point of emphasis in preparing this book.






$100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 12/31/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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Create your own Holiday Cards with Vidoozi – #Win $100 to Amazon!



Ok, so now I bet you’re asking yourself what a Vidoozi is. Keep reading!

Vidoozi by HooplaHa is a free video creation app for iOS that will help you easily produce and share quality videos using your own video clips and photos. You don’t need complex editing software. Anyone, even those not tech-savvy at all, can pick it up and use it right away.

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Most of us have video clips or photos we enjoy sharing with our friends and family. The beauty of Vidoozi is that you can use those pics and clips, or easily create new ones and put together a polished video which is easily shared. Whether you want to capture the essence of a special occasion or moment, whether you want to create Birthday, Anniversary or Holiday cards, Vidoozi will walk you through the steps and leave you with a product you can be proud of.

Vidoozi is free and fun and you can get it right here at the iTunes store. You can get it for your iPhone or use it on your iPad. I made mine on my iPad mini.

It really is true that every picture tells a story.

Here’s a quick video showing how easy Vidoozi is to use.

For my Holiday Vidoozi, I simply downloaded the app and it walked me through the steps. First I chose a message and background image. There are lots already there for you or you can customize your own. Next, I took a small snippet of video. Then I added in 5 of my holiday pics. I used the app to take a bit more video. I then added a closing and a soundtrack. There are many choices there and I quickly downloaded the extra free holiday pack so I could get even more selections.

After that, it’s a simple preview and re-edit or publish! Voilà!

It really couldn’t be easier.


Click to see my Holiday video.

I will definitely be using this app to create lots of fun videos throughout the year because of the quality and ease of use. I also look forward to my friends using it so I can see their videos as well. There’s something about a picture or a video that simply melts away the miles and draws you near. It’s a bit of warmth on even the coldest Winter night.

So, check out Vidoozi for yourself and enjoy!

Here’s a bit more good news for you! One of you who makes a Vidoozi Holiday video is going to win $100 to Amazon which will come in handy this time of year!

How do you win? Make a Holiday Vidoozi of your own. Use the simple Giveaway Tools widget and you’re in.  Hey, don’t make that face. It’s super easy and enjoyable. I totally loved it and am working on a few more.

I can’t wait to see your Vidoozi’s! Don’t stress! After all, the main point of Vidoozi is to have fun! 


Just to reiterate: You must create your own Vidoozi Video to be eligible for the $100 Amazon gift card. Please put the link to your video below in the comments section. The video will be on the HooplaHa website. Thank you and good luck!

Make sure to write a full comment and not just start with a link as then the site will think your comment is spam.


I received compensation as part of my relationship with the Quality Blue Community. All opinions expressed are my own.

Healthy Essentials for the Holidays




It feels like the days are speeding up lately, and, in fact, the holidays are right around the corner. It’s a time when we often spend more as we buy gifts for our family, friends and co-workers. It’s also a time to enjoy as there is definitely something special in the air. Along with the scent of evergreen and peppermint, there’s a holiday spirit which enlivens the season. So, why not stress less and have more fun?



Johnson & Johnson knows that this is the perfect season to unwrap great savings and help balance the budget. You can find helpful coupons and tips by visiting the Healthy Essentials® website where you can save up to $35 on some of your favorite products. From looking holiday ready and baking tasty treats for the festivities to staying healthy and taking care of yourself and your family, you’ll find products for this season and for every day of the year.




Here are some of the products you’ll find savings on!

  • NEUTROGENA® Healthy Volume® Mascara Waterproof: This has a wonderful waterproof formula with olive oil that penetrates and helps plump the core of each and every lash. From the outside, the Super-Sized Visible Volume Brush builds even the smallest lashes with rich, volume-building color with no clumps, smudges or flakes. The result? 400% fuller, beautifully conditioned lashes!
  • CLEAN & CLEAR® Night Relaxing Deep Cleaning Face Wash: With deep sea minerals and sea kelp extract, this purifying cleanser cleans deep to effectively wash away daily build-up – like dirt, oil and impurities deep in pores. So effective, this foaming cleanser even washes away dirt and oil you can’t see while calming aromas help wind you down – leaving you clean and relaxed. Oil-free. Won’t clog pores. Won’t over dry.
  • AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Targeted Tone Corrector: Helps reduce the look of stubborn dark spots, discolorations, and uneven tone to improve skin’s radiance in just 2 weeks. It is oil free, noncomedogenic and nonirritating.
  • LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN® Dental Floss: Shred-resistant dental floss stretches, flexes and slides easily between teeth. MICRO-GROOVES® Technology removes 2x more plaque than Glide® Mint Floss.
  • LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN™ Mouthwash: The only leading mouthwash with an anti-tartar ingredient and new EVERFRESH™ Technology for a dentist clean feeling that lasts up to three times longer vs. brushing alone. Has the clinically proven plaque and germ-killing power of LISTERINE® Antiseptic.
  • BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages: America’s #1 bandage brand covers all your wound-protection needs. BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages have covered and protected cuts and scrapes for millions of people over 90 years.
  • JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES® Detangling Spray: Works to instantly unlock knots and tangles in wet or dry hair. Easy detangling and manageability. Gentle NO MORE TEARS® formula.
  • SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Sugar Blend and Brown Sugar Blend: SPLENDA® Sweetener Products can contribute to a healthier lifestyle by helping to reduce calories from added sugar, and can be used almost anywhere sugar is used, including cooking and baking.  Made from a blend of pure sugar and SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener (sucralose). A half-cup of SPLENDA® Sugar Blend or Brown Sugar Blend replaces a full cup of sugar, so it provides only half the calories and carbohydrate of sugar. Specifically designed for use in baked goods to add sweetness and moistness and provide browning and volume.

I’m in love with the No More Tangles Spray! It not only smells good, but, it really helps with those stubborn tangles. The Band-Aids are perfect for dry chapped skin and the paper cuts that accompany it in Winter. Listerine has always been a favorite here as it helps to keep the whole family feeling fresh and clean. I also have been using the Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Face Wash at Night. It really proves you don’t have to spend a lot to get great skin.

Visit the Healthy Essentials® website for savings on your favorite products during the holidays.

Enjoy the Magic of the Season!



This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

Awesome #SonySavings Holiday Deal: Sony 40” HDTV just $369.99!

During the holidays, so many are looking for a great deal on a HDTV. Sony has always been my favorite brand for quality and realistic color! In fact, when I got my very first apartment, I bought my first Sony. Even though I’ve since then graduated to bigger sets, that original still works fine.

Here’s a fabulous deal for you. Originally $459.99, you can now buy this set for only $369.99.  That’s a wonderful bargain at 23% off for a 40″ Sony Smart LED HDTV with free shipping.

pSNYNA-KDL40W590B_main_v500This offer expires 1/4/15, so make sure to shop soon! 

Deal Details

  • Make sure to use Promo Code: SD40W590B80

  • Limited quantities, coupon does not stack with other offers, limited to 2 per customer.

Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Sony; however all opinions herein are mine.


Win $50 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash – Tear for a World – #Giveaway

Tears for a worldTear for a World by Alexander Fernandez
The holy artifact bonded around Marisylia Malludar’s neck gives her incredible physical and magical powers—at a price. The bloody piece of vein is consuming Marisylia’s body inch by inch, her skeletal hands and feet only the beginning of a slow death. A cruel sorceress and her assassins are on the hunt for Marisylia to steal the artifact. Religious fanatics, volatile and unstable in their blind faith, also seek her to exploit the vein’s most dangerous purpose—liberating the erratic Creator of the World, Lysielle, from her 1,000 year incarceration. With the vein the key to Lysielle’s freedom, Marisylia must use her abilities to survive long enough to find Lysielle first. Then her most grim challenge awaits—deciding if the Creator has truly repented for attempting to destroy all life. To achieve global peace, Marisylia must discover faith in the unpredictable Lysielle or rely on her own instincts to set the world’s fate.




“This is a fantastic story, and the various characters will blow you away. It’s one of the best reads I’ve had in a long while.” ~ Author Trana M. Simmons


AlexAuthor Alexander Fernandez
Alexander Fernandez was born in Santa Monica, CA and grew up in Rancho Cucamonga. Currently serving over 20 years in the United States Air Force, he lives with his wife Helem in Rocklin, CA.
Alex has been writing fantasy stories since early childhood for both school and for pleasure. He hopes to make a lasting emotional impact in his readers. He thrives in the exhilaration of creating memorable characters and adventures that become a part of the reader’s life.

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$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 12/31/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Win $100 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash – Peggy Martinez Book Blast #Giveaway


life as a sixth grade super zeroMy Life as a 6th Grade Super Zero by Peggy Martinez

Y’know, you would think being a superhero would be cool. Well you’re right. It would be cool,  since the entire world is filled with plain old regular people. Superheroes and supervillains are  hard to find, but not as hard as some people like to think. So, you would think anything would be better than being just a normal, everyday 6th grader, right? Wrong. The only thing worse than being an average kid would be being what I am, and that is a hero with a totally useless, mega wonky, super power. I’m a dud—a zero. That’s me, Theo Perkins, a 6th grade super-freaking-zero.


Praise for the Book
“This is definitely a book that I would have no problem sharing with my kids. Your superheroes have the most creative powers!” -Lindsay Galloway, Contagious Reads.


My mom and dad are superheroes. Even my sister, who is in high school and has no time for her kid brother, is a superhero. Talk about a lot of pressure, right? Mom has super strength and dad has super speed. My sister, Marcy, has super hearing, which makes it really awkward if you have to go to the bathroom, if you know what I mean. And that’s where I come in. My name is Theo Perkins and I’ll be starting Juniper Springs Middle School in a few days. The trouble is, I just got my own super powers and they aren’t exactly what I had in mind. I figured, you know, with all the awesomeness floating around in my family, I was bound to get some super cool powers when the time came. Man, was I ever wrong.
I’ve heard stories about some kids getting weird, useless powers and even some kids getting powers that glitch more than they work. But I thought those were just made up to scare super kids into being good. It turns out that not only are they true, but I am one of the lucky (not!) super kids who got a mega dud for a super power. Instead of beginning my first day of middle school as a superhero, I’m beginning it as a super ZERO.


Author Peggy MartinezAuthor Peggy Martinez

When not writing, Peggy Martinez can be found spending time at home with her husband, her teen son, and four little girls. She loves reading, writing, soap making, aromatherapy, gangster movies, prepping for the zombie apocalypse, and downing insane amounts of Twizzlers and Kazoozles.
As if being a wife and homeschooling mom of five doesn’t keep her busy enough, Peggy is a full time Author who has six published books, including The Time Warper Series, State of Decay, Sweet Contradiction, and Unnatural Occurrence. The 6th Grade Super Zero series is Peggy’s first Middle Grade book series, but she’s pretty sure it won’t be her last!



Book Blast Giveaway

$100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 12/29/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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The Stork OTC Helps Optimize Your Chances of Conceiving – Win a Trial Kit


I had a good friend who got married after college and really wanted children but had trouble conceiving. I wish that I had known about The Stork OTC back then because I know it would have taken a lot of the pressure off of her and her husband and given her much needed hope!


Conception problems are not uncommon. A CDC study found that 10.9% (6.7 million) of women ages 15-44 have an impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term. Also 1 in 6 couples are unable to conceive after 12 months of trying.*

Going to a specialist can become very costly and put undue stress on a couple and on their financial budget. Not only that, but, wouldn’t it be great to be able to try an established and effective conception technique in the privacy of your own home with your partner? The Stork OTC uses cervical cap insemination which can often help with common fertility difficulties.

Also, with the Stork OTC, you can work as a team, with an easy drug-free, economical conception aid.  This is the only conception assistance device cleared by the FDA for over-the-counter sales to consumers, without a prescription.


The Stork OTC really is a very sensible first step before trying costly, invasive procedures, and this can help provide hope for millions of women struggling to conceive.

This new product puts women in control and they can use it to optimize their chances to conceive a child. It is now available for purchase online and in CVS/pharmacy stores.

Whether you are just starting on your journey to parenthood or have been trying for longer, let The Stork OTC optimize your chances of conceiving.

For more information on the Stork OTC, including how it works and links for purchase, visit The Stork OTC Online. You can also follow The Stork OTC on Facebook and on Twitter.

A Hopeful Giveaway

The Stork OTC has offered one of my readers the chance to win a trial and test this out for themselves. This will be mailed to you directly at home. Perhaps you have a friend or loved one who could benefit. Feel free to enter via Giveaway Tools below:


Disclosure: This post is brought to you by The Stork OTC and The Motherhood. All opinions are strictly my own.