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Day 2 Big Prize Week Winners (Strictly Briks/Craft City)

We’re two days in to this year’s Big Prize Week and already prizes four and five are about to head out the door. I may actually be starting to feel some holiday spirit, y’all.

Today I offered readers the chance to win a Strictly Briks or Craft City set, and I’m sorry to give you such a tough choice, but hey, that’s how it goes, sometimes. And once again, my handy-dandy WordPress number-picker-thingie has spoken. Tina (commenter 22) has won the Strictly Briks set and Jennifer Ladd (commenter 64 won the Craft City Slime Kit. Woohoo! Ladies, please check your email—I’ll be getting your prizes shipped out to you very soon, once you get back to me with your shipping info.

As always, thanks to everyone who played, and special thanks for the generosity of Strictly Briks (and their helper elves at KidStuffPR) and Craft City (and their helper elves at Media Maison). They’re the reason I have things like this to give away, so do please give ’em some love when you’re doing your shopping this season.

Don’t be sad if you didn’t win this time—tomorrow’s contest will launch bright and early! I’ll be here with more goodies and whatever deals I can find between pies. (Er, making the pies. Not eating them. That’s the next day.)

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2017 Big Prize Week Day 2: Strictly Briks and Craft City Slime

This contest post will stay at the top of the page from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017. Read on to find out about today’s prizes and enter to win! (more…)

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Day 1 Big Prize Week Winners (Nomad Accessories)

Wooooo, my timing tonight was excellent. I was sitting here right at 10:00, ready to close today’s giveaway and pull the winners, because this is going to be a long week and I’m already tired. I’m posting this and mailing the winners and going to bed and planning on a lot of coffee in my future. Ha!

Without further ado: my random-winner-picker-thingie has obediently selected three winners for today, and they are as follows: Commenter 10, Lu, who I think was asking for a micro USB carabiner (but if an “arabaaner” is something wonderful, please tell me); commenter 122, Laurel, who asked for a lightning carabiner; and commenter 46, Ellen, who asked for a lightning key. Winners, please check your email—once I get your information we can get your goodies sent out to you.

Thanks to everyone who played, and special thanks to our generous friends at Nomad for furnishing the prizes.

Didn’t win today? The week’s just begun! There are plenty more chances to win coming your way. Tune in tomorrow morning for your next shot.

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2017 Big Prize Week Day 1: Nomad Mobile Accessories

This contest post will stay at the top of the page from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, November 20th, 2017. Read on to find out about today’s prizes and enter to win! (more…)

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Tomorrow! Tomorrow! Prizes start, tomorrow!

Hey there… I don’t know how you’re spending your Sunday night, but I’m in my office going over the goodies I’ve snagged to make your Black Friday week amazing. This is your reminder that there will be giveaways every day this week (even on Thanksgiving!) as well as on Cyber Monday, and that’s on top of making sure I’m rounding up the best deals for your holiday shopping. Is there anything better than Big Prize Week? (Don’t answer that. Let me believe this is the best thing. It’s the most fun thing I do all year, anyway.)

In the past, each giveaway has been open from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm each day, but this year I may be changing it up a little bit, on account of I decided the frantic holiday season was the perfect time to be in a play. (Haha! I’m so smart! Ahem.) So yeah, um, I think we’ll be shifting from 8-8 to 10-10 to accommodate rehearsals, but we’ll see how the week goes.

I know posting here has been light of late, but it’s time to play Santa for the week, and I’m ready. Are you? See you here tomorrow morning!

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Winners of the Cyber Monday giveaways

Whoops, sorry for not getting this posted last night. In my defense, I have a really good excuse. I, uh, fell asleep. (Hey, I’m old, and my oldest came home for Thanksgiving with some lovely gifts for us from her dorm in the form of a nasty cold. Kids! They’re the best!)

Anyway, yesterday’s chances to win offered up a trio of goodies, and the winners have been generated by my contest-picker. Without further ado, here we go: The winner of the Gnoments set is commenter 84, Margaret. The winner of the Scribble n’ Play Boogie Board is commenter 78, Kristen. And the winner of the Nomad Android Key is commenter 63, Mindy. (I have no idea why those numbers are all clustered so closely together, but randomness is random in weird ways, sometimes.) Congratulations, winners! Look for an email from me, and I’ll get those fun prizes shipped out to you ASAP.

Many thanks to all who played, and special thanks to Gnoments and their helper elves at Allettare PR, Boogie Board and their helper elves at Max Borges Agency, and the nice folks at Nomad for all of the prize donations. When companies are generous like this, I hope folks take notice and patronize them accordingly.

That’s it for this year’s Big Prize Week, Extended Dance Remix. We’ll keep on chugging way to find the best deals before the holidays, though, so I hope you’ll stick around.

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Cyber Monday Giveaways: Gnoments, Scribble n’ Play, Nomad Key

This contest post will stay at the top of the page from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, November 28th, 2016. Read on to find out about today’s prizes and enter to win! (more…)

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Black Friday Big Prize Week Winner (Amazon)

Did you have fun today? Did you find everything you needed online?

[Funny story before I get to the winner: I was up at around 4:30 today, busy scouting the deals, and by the time my oldest came downstairs it was nearly lunchtime. When I half-jokingly gave her a hard time about all I’d already accomplished today, she told me that a friend had started texting her at 3:30 this morning about some deals she found at her local mall. My kiddo stayed in bed, went online to find the deal her friend wanted her to know about, and did her shopping before she even got up. Apple, tree, etc.]

Anyway! It was a long day, but I had a lot of fun. I hope you all did, too. And hey, over 400 of you threw your hats in the ring for today’s Amazon gift card giveaway, too. I promise, if I ever win the lottery, I’ll give ’em out to everyone. Today I just have the one, and the random number picker—I swear I’m not making this up—selected commenter 111, Tracey Sanders. Congratulations, Tracey—please check your email! I’m going to be sending you a gift card and you totally have my permission to not tell anyone in your family that you got it. It’ll just be between you, me, and the rest of the Internet.

Thanks so much to everyone who played along and shopped with me this week. You’re all the reason I keep doing this. And even though this is the last day of Big Prize Week, I did hold onto a few items for Cyber Monday, so make sure to check back for that, too. One more set of giveaways before the real holiday crunch settles in, okay? Okay. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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2016 Big Prize Week Black Friday: $250 Amazon Gift Card

This contest post will stay at the top of the page from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, November 25th, 2016. Read on to find out about today’s prize and enter to win! (more…)

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Day 4 Big Prize Week Winner (Udoo Planet)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m still full, and we ate… oh… about seven hours ago.

Now on to the non-food stuff: First, we need to have the winner of today’s giveaway, because those Udoo Planet hats aren’t going to wear themselves. The random number picker has selected commenter 16, Sarah. Congratulations, Sarah—please check your email!

Big thanks to all who played, and special thanks to the generous folks at Udoo Planet and their helper elves at Orca PR for the prize donation.

If you didn’t win today (or if you missed the giveaway altogether, because you were busy eating pie) (no judgment!), don’t fret. Bear in mind that not only is tomorrow Black Friday—meaning we’ll have plenty of deals to scope out online all day long—I’ll have the biggest giveaway of the week. (If you’re curious, a tiny bit of digging in my archives should be sufficient to figure out what’s coming.)

So: I’ll be here bright and early in the morning. Actually, I’ll be here dark and early in the morning, well before dawn. I’ll have a lot of coffee and probably a bowl of stuffing and a big prize and a whole lotta deals. You in? See you tomorrow!

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