Saturday, February 9, 2008

Contest round-up #23 - UPDATED

Here is this week's contest round-up! :) As always, contests that I've added or updated since this was originally posted are shown in blue.

Bloggy Giveaways will be on hiatus for a couple of weeks while Shannon is in Africa with Compassion International. There are a few last giveaways that you can enter - she'll be picking and announcing winners when she returns. Giveaways will resume on February 19th. These last few giveaways are great ones - you could win a Boca Beth backpack set (enter by today, February 9th), one of two $30 gift certificates to 3ButtonsN2Bows (enter by February 10th), or $54 in Marvel Heroes games, DVDs and books from Brighter Minds Media (enter by February 11th).

Over at 5 Minutes For Mom you could win one of three copies of the book Unlimiting God by Richard Blackaby, one of ten Safety Magnetic Memo Boards (enter by February 16th), or an Oreck XL Ultra vacuum cleaner (enter by February 28th).

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Also, keep the dates March 7th through March 14th in mind - it's the Ultimate Blog Party 2008! Sounds like a great time and a wonderful way to both get your blog noticed and to meet a ton of other bloggers!

Check out An Island Life and An Island Review for Kailani's giveaways this week! You could win Look Better Naked ($29) and a soy candle in your choice of scent ($8) from (enter by February 10th), a long-sleeved Sushi shirt ($26) from Apples ‘n’ Oranges (enter by February 12th), or a silver 'Become' necklace from Hazelnut Cottage (enter by February 14th).

Momsational is having several giveaways right now. You could win a $30 gift certificate to Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream! (enter by February 14th), a set of toys from Baby Jamz (enter by February 11th), one of 5 copies of the Brain Quest DVD Game (enter by February 10th), one of 5 sets of great organic fruit snacks from FruitaB├╝ (enter by February 12th), one of five copies of the Aristocats DVD (enter by February 20th), one of five copies of the Dora The Explorer: Undercover Dora DVD (enter by February 15th), or an Triumph Advance Deluxe Convertible Car Seat (enter by February 18th).

Mamas Like is giving away Wriskey key ring (enter by February 9th), a medium variety box of hand-made chocolates from Red Thread Confections (enter by February 10th) or one of two shirts from Emily Allyn (enter by February 11th).

At Mom Views you could win one of several great prizes - a set of ThinkBlocks (enter by today, February 9th), one of two Haba Little Garden Pegging Games (enter by February 13th), or a pair of Pediped shoes (enter by February 11th).

It's the Birthday Blog Party over at GoodyBlog! This week you could win $250 worth of SpaFinder gift certificates! Head on over to enter before midnight ET on February 15th.

Success For Your Blog is holding a giveaway where you could win a 8GB USB Flash Drive! Submit your best blogging tip to enter before February 10th. My best blogging tip would have to be to treat your blog as a community and get to know your readers. Visit their blogs if they have them, respond to comments by e-mail as much as possible (I don't do this nearly as much as I wish I could!), and make your site someplace where people want to come back to visit. You can meet some wonderful people this way!

Are you thinking of starting a new blog, or changing either to a different blogging platform or a new template or design? If so, check out The Big Bloggy Move, hosted by After a cup of coffee and SortaCrunchy. New designs, sites or what have you will all be unveiled on February 11th. I was hoping to join them, but my technical consultant/graphic designer (my hubby) is running behind, so it'll be a while yet for a new site or design for me.

Metropolitan Mama is giving away a MyVitalFiles Home Filing Folder System - enter by February 11th for your chance to win.

Check out MomReviews - you could win a $30 gift certficate to Baskin Robbins! Enter by February 11th.

Weary Parent is giving away an Insignia Pilot 4GB Video MP3 Player (enter by midnight on February 13th).

Over at Love Shak, Baby you could win a cubino chair from Mason & Matisse. Enter by February 13th. has partnered with other WAHMs and online boutiques to offer a great Valentine's Day giveaway - check out all of the great prizes and enter before February 14th!

Check out mod*mom to find out how to win one of 10 publish-your-own professional books from blurb. Enter by midnight on February 14th.

Photo Contest at

It's time for the next photo contest over at Write From Karen! The theme this time is 'Love is...' and you have until February 15th to enter. You could win a $25 gift certificate to one of several great stores.

Blonde Mom Blog is giving away an Aardvark Adventure Stories book of the winner's choice - enter by February 15th.

Laura Williams' Musings is giving away a blog design from Sweet 'n Simple Design - enter by February 15th!

Over at The Opinionated Parent you could win a Bamboosababy gift set (enter by February 15th) or the Very Derryberry CD from Debi Derryberry (enter by February 15th).

Sassyfrazz is giving away a custom tutu from Fuzzy Me - enter by February 16th for your chance to win!

You could win a BabyFaces custom sterling silver photo charm in jr size (a $69 value) over at superdumb supervillain (enter by February 17th).

It's time for HGTV's annual Dream Home giveaway. This year's home looks incredible and is located in a real paradise, The Shore at Islamorada, in the Florida keys. You can enter every day through February 19th and a winner will be revealed live on March 16th at 9:00 pm ET.

Over at So a Blonde Walks Into a Review you could win your choice of several great toys from Baby Jamz (enter by February 20th).

It's time for the February Write-Away Contest over at Scribbit. This month the topic is 'Love' and you have until February 20th to enter. You could win a jar of cranberry hot chocolate mix, a bag of wild blueberry and white chocolate dipped pretzels and a jar of homemade Alaskan wild blueberry jam.

Sherry from Sher's Wares and Everything Moms is giving away a copy of the book I Love You More, by Laura Duksta and Karen Keesler. You have until February 23rd to enter!

I know that Mother's Day is still a ways away yet, but you might want to start thinking about a special mom that you could nominate in the America's Favorite Mom celebration, sponsored by Teleflora, NBC and Redbook Magazine. On, you can nominate mothers to win several prestigious awards by simply uploading videos, favorite photos or essay testimonials. You can nominate your own mom or any mom, and the top 15 nominees will appear on NBC’s “The Today Show” throughout the week before Mother’s Day. Viewers will then have the chance to vote for their favorite mom at the end of each show. The winning mom from each day of the week will be featured on a one-hour primetime NBC television special airing on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2008. On the special, “America’s Favorite Mom” will be crowned, a rose will be named in her honor and she will also receive thousands of dollars in cash and prizes (including an 18k gold heart-shaped America’s Favorite Mom pendant trimmed with dazzling diamonds).

As usual, if you know of a contest or giveaway that I missed, just e-mail me or leave a comment below and I'll add it in! Enjoy and good luck! :)

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2 wonderful people said...:

Karen said...

Thanks for the mention, Deb!!

Write From Karen

Jennifer said...

Thanks for visiting my blog during the carnival! I'm sorry that I haven't had a chance to reply till now. I hope you come back visit again! I love meeting new people thru 'blog world'. Have a fabulous day!!!