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Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop (12/1-12/5)


Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered.

All five winners have been notified by email and all have confirmed. I will be posting a winners’ announcement on Tuesday along with the names of the two winners from giveaways that ended on Monday.

I have two $25 gift card giveaways coming up this weekend for Kroger stores and Safeway/Tom Thumb stores. And don’t forget to enter the open giveaways in the top right column — many of which close on 12/9.

I can’t believe it’s now December! Let’s kick off this festive month with five gift card/code giveaways in one (five winners)!

This giveaway consists of the following gift cards/codes:

$25 Kroger Gift Card Giveaway

1. $25 Kroger Gift Card
(valid at most Kroger Family stores, good at Tom Thumb Food stores in AL and FL only, good at Food 4 Less stores in So CA, NV, IN and IL only)
Planning to give gift cards this year or have a big purchase to make and want to stretch your money? Now through 12/11, Kroger is giving customers a fuel savings of 40¢ off per gallon for every $100 in gift cards purchased. The savings apply to most gift cards sold at Kroger stores, including Best Buy, The Home Depot, iTunes, Macy’s, Sears, Subway, JCPenney and Chili’s. Get all the details or see what stores are part of the Kroger Family.

$25 Cooking.com Gift Card Giveaway

2. $25 Cooking.com gift card
Love to cook? Cooking.com not only sells lots of great kitchen products, but also has an online community and recipe database!

$25 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway from NAKANO

3. $25 AMEX Gift Card from NAKANO Seasoned Rice Vinegars
Have you tried NAKANO Rice Vinegar? I use it to make a fabulous Mahi Mahi dish from their Splash Recipe Club. Get a $1.00/1 coupon and find a recipe to try!

$25 Jasmere Gift Card Giveaway

4. $25 Jasmere.com Gift Code
Jasmere.com features high-end merchandise from the nation’s top web merchants. Sign up on their site to be notified via email of each day’s deal. The winner of this gift card will need to have a free Jasmere.com account.

$10 Amazon.com Gift Card Giveaway

5. $10 Amazon.com Gift Code
This one is sponsored by me!

RULES

– This giveaway will run from December 1 -12:01 am EST through December 5 – 11:59 pm EST.
– On 12/6, I will use Random.org to select one winner per gift card/code listed above. Five winners total.
– All winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or else a new winner will be selected.
– Winners will receive their first choice of gift card (if still available). If the winner’s preferred gift card/codes are no longer available, she/he will have the option to receive one of the remaining gift cards/codes or a back-up $5 Amazon.com gift code.
– All giveaways are limited to US residents.

MANDATORY ENTRY

Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect (right column – scroll up just a tad) and then scroll to the bottom of this page and leave a comment telling me which gift card/code(s) you would like to win. Please rank them in order of preference!

OPTIONAL ENTRIES

1. Like Craving the Savings on Facebook (+1)
2. Follow @CravingSavings on Twitter (+1)
3. Follow me on Networked Blogs (+1)
4. Become an email subscriber or become a RSS subscriber (+1)
5. Like one or more of the giveaway sponsors on Facebook and leave your Facebook name in the comment: NAKANO Splash, Cooking.com, Kroger, Jasmere.com (+1 per sponsor)

If you are already a follower/subscriber/fan, please be sure to leave comments too! If you left a comment on my Cooking.com post, I will be adding your bonus entries to the comments and will email you to let you know.

Good luck! Be sure to visit the other blogs listed here during this week, and then come back here to enter any or all of my other open giveaways listed at the top of the right column of this page: EcoSMART Home Value Bundle (12/6), HoMedics Ultra Plush Shiastu Massage Pillow (12/6), JUMBiES Stuffed Animals (12/9), Z Tire Chains (set of 2) (12/9), StaphAseptic (12/9), Udderly Smooth Product Assortment (12/9), PretonSaver Ink Saver Software (4 winners) (12/9), BBC America Shop Prize Pack (12/15).




Review & Giveaway: JUMBiES Stuffed Animals (12/9)


JUMBiES Review & Giveaway

Once upon a time, many baby animals were being born at once — so many that the storks couldn’t keep up as much as they tried. It eventually got to be too much for the storks and they started crashing into each other!

JUMBiES Stork

The result? Twelve jumbled animals that the storks decided to call JUMBiES!

The storks took the JUMBiES to a wonderful island they called JUMBiELAND where these animals could stay until the storks could find new homes for them.

Three of these cute JUMBiES arrived at our home recently, to my daughter’s delight. They are:

JUMBiES - Zumbo the Zelephant
Zumbo the Zelephant (Zebra + Elephant)


JUMBiES - Leopold the Leopird
Leopold the Leopird (Leopard + Hornbill Bird)


JUMBiES - Yuri the Moosecow
Yuri the Moosecow (Moose + Cow)

When the package arrived, I noticed the JUMBiE “sand dollars” that were included with the JUMBiES stuffed toys. Each sand dollar features one of the JUMBiES, a value and the JUMBiE’S motto. For example, the one that features Filbert the Blabbit (Blue Bird + Rabbit) is worth fifty sand dollars and has “Don’t keep it a secret, Blabbit!” written on the back. I used the sand dollars to create a fun discovery game for my daughter, which she talks about in this video review:

What I like about JUMBiES:

– They’re cute and unique
– They have a story behind them to make for a fun discussion with your child(ren)
– They will stand/sit up on their own (this was one of the first things my daughter talked about)
– There’s a Website with games and other activities to extend the “JUMBiELAND experience”
– They are easy to surface wash
– They’d make fun stocking stuffers

The JUMBiES that we received are well-made, but they are best suited for children 3+ years old due to the potential choking hazard of some small, hard parts on the toys (JUMBiES’ eyes, Moosecow’s antlers, etc.).

Buy JUMBiES

You can buy JUMBiES online for $7.95 + shipping & handling, or at one of the retailers listed on this PDF. Each JUMBiE comes with a sand dollar and mini storybook.

Win Two JUMBiES!

One lucky reader will win two randomly selected JUMBiES!

Mandatory Entry:

Visit JUMBiELAND.com and tell me which JUMBiE you like best.

Optional Additional Entries:
(There are several extra entry opportunities on this giveaway. Please complete the optional entries after you have completed the mandatory entry and leave one comment for each entry specified below. Example: +2 = 2 comments):

– Like JUMBiES on Facebook (+2)
– Like Craving the Savings on Facebook (+1)
– Post on your Facebook page – “Check out JUMBiES and win 2 at http://tinyurl.com/2dl39zh. They have been compared to the next Beanie Babies!” (+4)
– Follow @JUMBiES on Twitter (+2)
– Follow @CravingSavings and/or @CravingGiveaway (+1 for each)
– Tweet “Check out @JUMBiES and win 2 @CravingSavings – http://tinyurl.com/2dl39zh. Ends 12/9. They have been compared to the next Beanie Babies!” (+2)
– Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right column) (+1)
– Follow me on Networked Blogs (+1)
– Become an email subscriber or RSS subscriber (+1 for each)
– Post this giveaway on a giveaway linky (and leave the URL) (+2)
– Enter any of my other current giveaways (+1 for each giveaway entered – listed at the top right below the Search field)

Rules:
– Ends at 11:59 PM Central on Thursday, December 9, 2010. I will use Random.org to select the winner.
– The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will select a new winner.
– Giveaway valid only in the US and its territories including APOs.

Disclosure: I received three JUMBiES, two comic books, and several sand dollars in exchange for writing this review and hosting this giveaway. All opinions in this review belong to me and to my daughter.


Review & Giveaway: PretonSaver Ink Saver Software – 4 winners (12/9)


PretonSaver Printer Ink Saver Software

I am embarrassed by how long it has taken me to write this review and post the giveaway, but on the positive side, I have had a lot of time to try out the software!

PretonSaver is a ink saver software program that allows you to not only save money on printer ink but also help the environment because it promotes “green printing“.

If you use your printer regularly like I do to print coupons, rebates, and other documents, PretonSaver will help you save money on ink while you print to save money on other items!

My Experience
In October, I participated in a Just Between Friends (JBF) consignment sale and had to print around fifty pages of tags on card stock. My black ink cartridge had been low for about a month, but I didn’t change it because I wasn’t printing too often.

I waited until the last minute to print my tags and had no replacement ink in the house. I used this opportunity to see if PrestonSaver could help me get all the tags printed so they were still legible enough to be scanned/read at the sale.

I’m happy to report I was able to successfully print all 50 pages of tags, and I continued to use the black printer ink cartridge for another month before having to change it. While the quality wasn’t great, it was decent – especially knowing the ink cartridge was almost out of ink. I felt like I really stretched the life out of that cartridge.

Once I changed the ink cartridge, I tried the PretonSaver program again and could not tell a difference in the print quality unless I changed the savings percentage to the maximum 70% savings.

I have a bag full of ink cartridges that I need to take somewhere to recycle. I am hopeful I will no longer have such a full bag of cartridges now that I am using PretonSaver whenever I print.

The only minor annoyance I found was that each time I printed something, the box (shown above) would pop up and ask me to select a quality percentage before I could print. I thought it would be nice if I could click a ‘do not show this’ box and keep all printing at default of 35%. I just realized this option does exist, but you have to right-click on the Preton icon in the lower right corner of your browser and unclick the “Prompt before Printing” option. I would love to see this on the pop-up itself, but I understand why it is not there.

Some highlights:

– Have a document with images and text, but only want the text? Click “Print text only” to remove the images during printing.
– The default setting of 35% will generally give you the best savings/quality.
– You can adjust the slider with each document you print. The slider provides a recommended scale so you know where to set it for photos, text, email, etc. for maximum savings and quality.
Since starting to use the software in September, PretonSaver estimates that I have saved $67.51 in ink costs by using the program, with an annual savings prediction of more than $270.
– Each time I print, I see a summary in the bottom right of my screen that looks like this:

PretonSaver Printer Ink Saver Software

The features and system requirements listed on the PretonSaver Website include:

Features:

– Reduces consumable spending by up to 50%
– Easy to install and manage – start saving with just a few clicks
– Comprehensive reporting on cost and usage
– Supports Inkjet and LaserJet printers
– Color and mono, local and network printers
– Supports Windows, Win XP SP2 and up, Win Vista and Win 7

System Requirements:

– Windows® XP SP2 and up, Vista or Windows® 7
– 32 and 64 bit Operating Systems
– .NET 2 SP1 and up (relevant for Win XP)
– At least 20MB of available hard drive space
– Internet Connection

Download a free, 30-day trial (Black Friday through Cyber Sunday sale so this would only be valid on 11/28) or get a free, two week trial any other time, and test it out for yourself!

Buy It

You can buy a one year license to PretonSaver Home for $19.95 or a lifetime subscription for $34.95. They also have subscriptions for multiple computers and for office environments.

Win It

Preton gave me four, one year PretonSaver Home licenses to give away to four lucky readers!

Mandatory Entry

– Leave a comment letting me know why you want to win one of the licenses.

Optional Additional Entries:
(Completed these after the Mandatory Entry has been completed – leave one comment for each entry. Example: (+2) = 2 comments):


– Take the Preton Green Printing Quiz and let me know what your score was (+1)
– Like Preton on Facebook (+1)
– Like Craving the Savings on Facebook (+1)
Follow @SaveToner on Twitter (+1)
– Follow @CravingSavings and/or @CravingGiveaway (+1 for each)
– Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right column) (+1)
– Follow me on Networked Blogs (+1)
– Become an email subscriber or RSS subscriber (+1 for each)
– Post this giveaway on a giveaway linky (and leave the URL) (+2)
– Enter any of my other current giveaways (+1 for each giveaway entered – listed at the top right below the Search field)

Rules:
– Ends at 11:59 PM Central on Thursday, December 9, 2010. I will use Random.org to select the winner.
– The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will select a new winner.
– Open to residents worldwide.

Disclosure: I received a one year PretonSaver Home license and four to give away. All opinions are my own. The features and system requirements lists come directly from PretonSaver.com.


Giveaway: EcoSMART Home Pest Control (12/6)


ecosmart home pest control giveaway

EcoSMART would like to giveaway one of their Home Value bundle of 100% safe pesticide products to one lucky reader!

The bundle includes:

— Ant and Roach Killer (14 oz can)
— Home Pest Control (24 oz spray bottle)
— Flying Insect Killer (14 oz can)
— Insect Repellent (6 oz bottle)

I have not used EcoSMART products yet, but hope to soon. I love that they are offer several safe pesticide solutions that use botanical oil blends (food grade ingredients) that are specifically designed to attack certain pests (e.g. ants and roaches) so they will not harm you, your child(ren), pet(s) or the environment.

How EcoSMART Got its Start
When Steve Bessette and his wife were expecting twins almost two decades ago, they looked into transitioning their home to a toxic-free environment. Unable to find a 100% safe pesticide brand, Steve founded EcoSMART.

EcoSMART Product Line
In addition to the EcoSMART home pest control products, EcoSMART also sells organic pesticides for vegetables and other outdoor use (such as combating mosquitoes, fire ants, and weeds).

Buy EcoSMART products

You can buy EcoSMART products at many major retailers like Walmart and Tom Thumb/Randalls/Safeway as well as places like Calloway’s Nursery (if you are in Dallas-Fort Worth).

Win the EcoSMART Home Value Bundle!

One lucky reader will receive the home value bundle!

Mandatory Entry

– Leave a comment below letting me know why you need or want to win the Home Value Bundle of EcoSMART products.

Optional Additional Entries:
(Completed these after the Mandatory Entry has been completed – leave one comment for each entry):

– Like EcoSMART on Facebook (+1)
– Like Craving the Savings on Facebook (+1)
– Follow @CravingSavings and/or @CravingGiveaway (+1 for each)
– Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right column) (+1)
– Follow me on Networked Blogs (+1)
– Become an email subscriber or RSS subscriber (+1 for each)
– Post this giveaway on a giveaway linky (and leave the URL) (+2)
– Enter any of my other current giveaways (+1 for each giveaway entered – listed at the top right below the Search field)

Rules:
– Ends at 11:59 PM Central on Monday, December 6, 2010. I will use Random.org to select the winner.
– The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will select a new winner.
– Open to residents of the continental US

Disclosure: This giveaway is provided by EcoSMART. I did not receive any products to review, nor did I receive any compensation for this post other than the giveaway opportunity. I was offered a product bundle if I post the EcoSMART link on my blog roll, which I will be doing since I want to try these products!


Review & Giveaway: HoMedics Shiatsu Massage Pillow (12/6)


HoMedics Shiatsu Massaging Pillow Review & Giveaway

Before starting on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I spent as little time as possible in the kitchen. Now I spend at least an hour each day, but sometimes six or seven hours, prepping, cooking and cleaning up afterward. My back often aches after standing for so long. So when HoMedics contacted me about hosting a review and giveaway for their Ultra Plush Shiatsu Massage Pillow, I quickly said yes!

HoMedics provided me with a code to use to order the product on their site. I found the HoMedics.com order and checkout process to be very easy. You can get a shipping cost estimate before you enter all your personal information, which I love! Billing, shipping, payment and review information are all presented on one page so no need to click through multiple pages to place your order. The checkout process is very quick and easy-to-follow.

I received my pillow within days of ordering it and I was eager to put it to use on my achy back. I used it the night I received it after spending multiple hours prepping food. I think I was too eager because I didn’t bother to read the instructions and I used it for nearly an hour!

It felt so good on my back that I didn’t want to stop, so when it would automatically shut off, I immediately started it back up again. That was a big mistake as I had a few areas of sharp pain in my back the next day. I decided that I should probably take a look at the instructions. They clearly state not to use the product for more than 15 minutes at a time. Oops…

Now that I have read the product instructions and I am using the pillow properly, I love it. When I want a deeper massage, I turn on the heat and lift the flap. When I want a softer massage, I put the flap down. For an even softer massage, the instruction manual suggests putting a towel between your back and the pillow.

The product is meant for use on the the neck, shoulders and back. I have been using it primarily for my lower back – where the majority of back pain and tightness settles.

The product is portable, but it is corded, so it needs to be used near an electrical outlet. It is not meant for use in the car, and should not be used by children without supervision (my daughter is drawn to this pillow so we have had a few discussions about how it is not a toy).

Check out the Shiatsu Massage Pillow or other massage products from HoMedics.

Buy It

You can buy the pillow for $39.99 on the HoMedics Website or look for a retailer near you that carries the pillow by entering the product model number – SP-20H – and your zip code in the search form.

Win It

One lucky reader will win a HoMedics Ultra Plush Shiatsu Massage Pillow!

Mandatory Entry:

Visit the HoMedics Shiatsu Massage Pillow page and tell me what feature you like best

Optional Additional Entries:
(Completed these after the Mandatory Entry has been completed – leave one comment for each entry. Example: (+2) = 2 comments):

– Like HoMedics on Facebook (+1)
– Like Craving the Savings on Facebook (+1)
– Follow @HoMedics on Twitter (+1)
– Follow @CravingSavings and/or @CravingGiveaway (+1 for each)
– Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right column) (+1)
– Follow me on Networked Blogs (+1)
– Become an email subscriber or RSS subscriber (+1 for each)
– Post this giveaway on a giveaway linky (and leave the URL) (+2)
– Enter any of my other current giveaways (+1 for each giveaway entered – listed at the top right below the Search field)

Rules:
– Ends at 11:59 PM Central on Monday, December 6, 2010. I will use Random.org to select the winner.
– The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will select a new winner.
– Open to residents of the US

Disclosure: I received a HoMedics Ultra Plush Shiatsu Massage Pillow to review and one to give away. All opinions are mine.

Review, Giveaway & $1/1 Coupon: StaphAseptic (12/9)


StaphAseptic Review & Giveaway

A few years ago, my cousin was hospitalized with a staph infection…. the dreaded MRSA – a highly resistant strain of staph that often will not respond to antibiotics. Most of her family came down with MRSA more than once — apparently it was very difficult to get rid of! They think it was initially contracted at a gym and then spread through contact at home.

MRSA spreads through contact and enters the body through cuts. So when I heard about StaphAseptic, I was eager to try it. While StaphAseptic is not a cure for MRSA, it is a preventative product that is worth having around the house if you are concerned about staph infections. After hearing about my cousin’s scary experience, I want to take preventative measures to avoid going through what she and her family went through.

You can apply StaphAseptic to minor cuts, scrapes and burns. I recently had two skin biopsies and used StaphAseptic before covering the areas with bandages. I was a little concerned about using it on the biopsied areas because the cuts are a little deep, but I had no problems with the product. I plan to use this on my daughter’s cuts and scrapes too, for added protection.

StaphAseptic is not only a first aid antiseptic, but also a pain relieving gel (includes Lidocaine). It does not contain antibiotics. To reduce your chance of getting a staph infection, use it in addition to following these other preventative steps:

– Treat and cover wounds
– Don’t share personal items (e.g. towels)
– Shower after physical activity
– Properly clean gear and equipment
– Keep hands clean
– Consult your physician for all active wounds

Buy StaphAseptic

You can find StaphAseptic at most major retailers for around $7.99 and $14.99. Be sure to print this $1.00 off coupon too!

$1.00 off coupon for StaphAseptic

Win StaphAseptic

One lucky reader will win a 2 oz tube of StaphAseptic!

Mandatory Entry:

– Leave one comment letting me know why you want to win this.

Optional Additional Entries:
(Completed these after the Mandatory Entry has been completed – leave one comment for each entry. Example: (+2) = 2 comments):

– Like StaphAseptic on Facebook (+1)
– Like Craving the Savings on Facebook (+1)
– Follow TechLabs (makers of StaphAseptic) on Twitter @TecLabs (+1)
– Follow @CravingSavings and/or @CravingGiveaway (+1 for each)
– Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right column) (+1)
– Follow me on Networked Blogs (+1)
– Become an email subscriber or RSS subscriber (+1 for each)
– Post this giveaway on a giveaway linky (and leave the URL) (+2)
– Enter any of my other current giveaways (+1 for each giveaway entered – listed at the top right below the Search field)

Rules:
– Ends at 11:59 PM Central on Thursday, December 9, 2010. I will use Random.org to select the winner.
– The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will select a new winner.
– Open to residents of the US

Disclosure: I received a 2 oz tube of StaphAseptic to review and one to give away. All opinions are mine.

Review & Giveaway: Udderly Smooth Lotion (12/9)


Udderly Smooth Review & Giveaway

I have very dry elbows — so dry that my dermatologist prescribed a special cream because no lotion has helped. The same day she prescribed the cream, I received three Udderly Smooth products in the mail to review:

– Udderly Smooth Shea Butter Foot Cream
– Udderly Smooth Udder Cream
– Udderly Smooth Moisturizing Lotion with Vitamin E

I thought I would do an experiment by applying the Udderly Smooth Moisturizing Lotion to my right elbow and the prescription cream to my left elbow.

I have tried so many lotions from the very cheap to very expensive, but none have worked other than to provide temporary relief. If I forgot to re-apply them daily or even several times a day, my skin felt dry again. Because of my past experiences, I didn’t have high expectations for the Udderly Smooth lotion.

But guess what? I was pleasantly surprised by the Udderly Smooth lotion, and it has worked faster than the prescription cream. I could tell a difference in my skin’s appearance within the first few uses of the Udderly Smooth lotion.

This lotion makes me want to continue to use it — not just because it has left my elbow skin the softest it has been in a long time, but also because of the texture and scent. And I don’t feel the need to re-apply it many times a day like I do with some lotions.

Udderly Smooth was created more than 30 years ago by a pharmacist. It can be used from head to toe – yes, even as a facial moisturizer! I am glad I learned about this product before the winter months start because my hands get severely cracked with colder temperatures to the point where they bleed. If this lotion works as well on my hands as it has on my elbows, I expect quick relief or no cracking at all this winter.

What I like most about the Udderly Smooth products:

– Absorbs quickly
– Creamy texture that does not leave my skin feeling greasy
– Very light, pleasant scent. I am very sensitive to product fragrance to the point where I get a sore throat, runny eyes, etc. I try to avoid fragrance whenever possible. I experienced no sensitivity problems while using the Udderly Smooth products.
– Works quickly to moisturize my overly dry skin.
– Made in the USA
– Not tested on animals – other than the cows’ udders that it was originally formulated for!
– Affordable — products start at $2.99 and go to $8.75

The prices really surprised me. I was expecting them to be much higher!

There is nothing that I don’t like about the products I tried.

Buy Udderly Smooth Products

You can buy Udderly Smooth products on their Website or at many major retailers, including the 99 cent store!

Win Three Udderly Smooth Products

The folks at Redex Industries (makers of Udderly Smooth products) will send one lucky reader an assortment of their products (though likely not all of the products in the photo above). These would make great stocking stuffers or keep them for yourself!

Mandatory Entry:

– Leave one comment letting me know why you want to win these products.

Optional Additional Entries:
(Completed these after the Mandatory Entry has been completed – leave one comment for each entry. Example: (+2) = 2 comments):

– Like Udderly Smooth on Facebook (+1)
– Like Craving the Savings on Facebook (+1)
– Follow @UdderlySmooth on Twitter (+1)
– Follow @CravingSavings and/or @CravingGiveaway (+1 for each)
– Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right column) (+1)
– Follow me on Networked Blogs (+1)
– Become an email subscriber or RSS subscriber (+1 for each)
– Post this giveaway on a giveaway linky (and leave the URL) (+2)
– Enter any of my other current giveaways (+1 for each giveaway entered – listed at the top right below the Search field)

Rules:
– Ends at 11:59 PM Central on Thursday, December 9, 2010. I will use Random.org to select the winner.
– The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will select a new winner.
– Open to residents of the US and Canada

Disclosure: I received the three Udderly Smooth products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.



Giveaway: Z Tire Chains (this blog) & Whistler Weekend (Z Tires contest) (12/9)


Z Tire Chains - Whistler Weekend Giveaway

It was 80 degrees in Dallas yesterday, but the first big cold front of the season swept in overnight and temperatures dropped by 40+ degrees!

While Dallas does not normally see much snow (we usually get ice if the temperatures are cold enough), I have lived in and visited other parts of the country where I have driven in some pretty nasty snowstorms. For those scary situations, I always wished I had some extra traction on my tires but never did anything about it before the storms would arrive. If you expect to be in such a situation this winter, this giveaway may interest you!

SCC, maker of the Z Tire Chains, is currently running a giveaway for a weekend trip for two to Whistler, British Columbia! Here are the details from SCC:

This winter, SCC (maker of the trusted Z winter traction products) has prepared three videos with some helpful advice encouraging folks to “stay safe”…..on the road. As a thank you for watching and sharing the videos, SCC is offering a Whistler Weekend Getaway AND a set of Z chains.

What do you win?

– Two-nights stay for two in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia
– Two adult ski passes
– $50 per day to spend as you wish (maximum of $150)
– One set of Z chains (specific to your tire needs)
(Note: airfare not included)

How to Enter:

1. Visit www.Youtube.com/LookForTheZ
2. Watch the videos and leave a comment
3. Random viewer will win!

Tip: The more you share, the better your odds! Post on Facebook, Twitter, etc. and comment on our channel with a unique link/url to your post.

All entries must be made by December 1, 2010 at 11:59pm PST.

To review Terms & Conditions, visit www.LookForTheZ.com/Terms.html

About The Z:
Z chains are easy to put on and tough to break, and the #1 choice for winter traction products…just ask your local police department! Z chains are the winter traction product choice for police, fire, ambulance and other professional fleets throughout North America. Their fast installation, aggressive traction performance and extreme durability simply out-class all other options. For more information or to find a local distributor, visit
www.LookForTheZ.com.

Z Tire Chains Giveaway on CravingTheSavings.com

Want to be protected this winter? Win a pair of Z Tire Chains for your specific tires!

How to Enter

Mandatory Entry:

– Leave a comment below telling me about a time when you drove on snow or ice.

Optional Entries
(Completed this after the Mandatory Entry has been completed – leave one comment for each entry):

– Let me know if you entered the Whistler Weekend giveaway and where you posted your comment (2 entries)
– Like Craving the Savings on Facebook (2 entries – leave 2 comments)
– Follow me on Twitter (@CravingSavings and @CravingGiveaway) – 1 extra entry for each
– Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right column)
– Follow me on Networked Blogs (right column)
– Become an email subscriber or RSS subscriber (top right column) – 1 extra entry for each
– Post this giveaway on a giveaway linky (and leave the URL) – (2 entries – leave 2 comments)

Rules:
– Ends at 11:59 PM Central on Thursday, December 9, 2010. I will use Random.org to select the winner.
– The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I will select a new winner.

Disclosure: In exchange for posting the Whistler Weekend Giveaway, I received a pair of Z Tire Chains to use as a giveaway for one lucky reader! I did not receive any other form of compensation.


Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the following winners of my latest giveaways:

Disney on Ice – Princess Wishes

I received a second 4-pack of tickets so I was able to select two winners! Both winners have been confirmed:

Disney on Ice Giveaway Winner

Erin Walsh

Disney on Ice Giveaway Winner

Elizabeth N.



An additional show was just added for next week – Friday, November 26, 10:30 AM – so if you were thinking about going and haven’t gotten tickets, you have another option!

The winner of the Girl Wonders Cahootie (confirmed) is:

Girl Wonders Cahootie Winner

Amber




The winner of the Robi Comb (confirmed) is:

Robi Comb Winner

Stacy

Thank you to everyone who entered. Stay tuned for the Holiday Blog Hop starting on December 1 where I will be giving away a $25 Kroger gift card and a $25 Cooking.com gift card.

If you are already a reader of this blog, you will have an opportunity to get extra entries in the blog hop giveaway before it starts. I will announce those opportunities shortly!



Disney on Ice presents Princess Wishes – Discount Code & Giveaway for North Texas


Disney on Ice presents Princess Wishes - Allen, TX

Disney on Ice – Princess Wishes is coming to the Allen Event Center (north of Dallas) during the week of Thanksgiving!

About the Show

“Ariel, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine and Mulan all make their wishes come true in this collection of celebrated tales wonderfully told through artistic skating and acrobatics.

Audiences will be transported to a world where dreams really can come true. With the help of the magical pixie Tinker Bell, the Disney Princesses embark on an adventure to find their heart’s fondest wish. Ariel dreams of a life above the sea, Mulan finds her inner strength, Jasmine discovers a whole new world and Snow White finds her true love. Cinderella, Belle and Sleeping Beauty also find happiness in this beautifully imagined ice show.”

Snow White - Disney on Ice - Feld Entertainment

Be sure to arrive an hour before the performance to see the free pre-show. It is “an exclusive fairy tale collection of gowns and treasures from the Disney Princess stories” and will include the appearance of one of the princesses!

To learn more about Disney On Ice, visit www.disneyonice.com, or visit their Facebook page.

WHERE:
Allen Event Center
200 East Stacy Road, Ste. 1350
Allen, TX 75002
Free parking!

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 24 – 7:30 pm
Friday, November 26 – 2:30 pm, 6:30 pm
Saturday, November 27 – 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 28 – 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Sleeping Beauty - Disney on Ice - Feld Entertainment

TICKETS:
Tickets are available at online, at the Allen Event Center box office or charge by phone at 1-866-443-8849. Ticket prices are $75 (Rinkside), $45 (VIP) and $30 (Level 3).

DISCOUNT CODE:
Use the promo code MOM to receive $4 off Level 3 tickets at any performance. We sat in Level 3 for the Disney Live performance and had great seats. The Allen Event Center is a small venue so you can’t go wrong with any level of seating.

Ariel - Disney on Ice - Feld Entertainment

Win a Family Four Pack!

Would you like to win four tickets to the 7:30PM performance on Wednesday, November 24?

UPDATE: I am now giving away two 4-packs!

Mandatory entry:

Leave one comment letting me know who your favorite Disney princess is (or your child’s favorite!) Please note: it is one mandatory comment per person. I am deleting multiple mandatory comments made by the same person.

Additional entries (if you already do these, please leave comments too!):

– Like Disney on Ice on Facebook – 2 extra entries
– Follow me on Google Friend Connect (right column) – 1 extra entry
– Follow me on Twitter (@CravingSavings and @CravingGiveaway) – 1 extra entry for each
– Follow on Networked Blogs (right column) – 1 extra entry
– Like Craving the Savings on Facebook – 1 extra entry
– Become an email subscriber or RSS subscriber (top right column) – 1 extra entry for each

This giveaway will end at 11:59 PM Central on Wednesday, November 17. I will use Random.org to select two winners whom I will email. The winners will have 24 hours to respond or else a new winner will be selected. This is open to anyone who wishes to travel to Allen, TX for the show.

Good luck!

Disclosure: I will receive three tickets to attend this event in exchange for posting this information. All photos are credited to FELD Entertainment.




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