Saturday, January 05, 2008

Internet Goodies

It's really kind of crazy the randomness of things I have won off the internet in the last few months. Who knew people were actually giving away quality things for free? And they're not that hard to win either since the majority of the contests seem to have maybe 200 entries. As compared to some major sweepstakes where there are probably thousands of entries all across the country.

The coolest thing by far is this fancy clip I won from HeadGamesBlog. It's called the Ficcare and it actually holds all my hair tightly in a french twist. I picked the bright blue one!

Then I won a "Super Mom" t-shirt and $100 worth of coupons for free Tyson chicken from Momsational. Now that's something I can use! Too bad Fred Meyer is the only store around here that carries Tyson, but hey, free chicken is good!

I also won this Merry Christmas America book that's all about the over the top light displays we do... unfortunately it's mostly about the East Coast. I won this from a contest where you entered once and they picked a bunch of winners all for different things. Figures I would get the one of maybe 2 things I wasn't interested in! Oh well.


Now here are some contests you can enter right now.

First there's $100 gift certificate to from You can get an entry simply by leaving a comment on any post there. A second entry can be had by blogging about it (like me!)

A Cowboy’s Wife is having a contest on her food blog! You can win a Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer and she’ll ship anywhere so everyone is eligible!
The winner will receive a brand new
Hamilton Beach 4.5-qt. Eclectrics Stand Mixer, Pineapple Yellow

About the mixer:

From Hamilton Beach’s “Eclectrics” line, this all-metal stand mixer comes with a host of accessories - a Flat Beater for cakes and cookies, a Dough Hook for bread and a Wire Whisk for whipped cream or pudding. The 4.5-qt. stainless steel bowl comes with a Pouring Shield that helps prevent splattering while in operation. The pouring shield has a built-in chute for adding ingredients. Powered by 400 watts, the stand mixer has a two-way mixing action to ensure all ingredients are incorporated into the mix. The quick-release, tilt-up head assists when removing the bowl. 9 x 14 x 14-in. When you’re ready for a kitchen re-do, don’t call in the carpenters! Instead, “counterscape” your kitchen with Hamilton Beach’s retro-designed, affordably priced electrics in happy, sun-saturated colors. Their “Eclectrics” line includes updates to those classic appliances from the 1950s. All of their “Eclectrics” are available in six colors: Apple Green, Moroccan Red, Pineapple Yellow, Intrigue Blue, Sugar White and Licorice Black.

Wouldn't that be cool!!!

You can win $100 bucks a month from The Big Bald Blog by leaving comments and/or subscribing to feeds from any of the blogs below, and also by posting about this contest (like this!)
Here are the participating blogs donating money for free!
1. Mixed Market Arts
3. Link Bait
4. Gorilla Sushi
5. CK Marketing
6. The Big Bald Blog
7. How 2 Blogger

Now, how's that for some crazy stuff you can win on the internet!


  1. Anonymous4:23 PM

    Thanks for the heads up over at my blog.

  2. Hi there! I'm here from the Auditions at An Island Life.

    nice to meetcha!

    I better go update my bloggie!

  3. Jumped over from the Auditions, but also wanted to thank you for the tips on give away contests. Congrats on the cool things you've picked up......looks like we're both in the Northwest, too! :)

  4. Anonymous5:15 AM

    Wow. great prizes!

    Awesome this blogland, isn't it?

  5. I won 12 giveaways just in the month of December. I decided to stop entering contests so other people would have a chance to win. :P

  6. Krista, I loved your audition!! The flute is so versatile and you play so well. No one would ever know it's been a year since you last played. Let's face it...Flight of the Bumblebee is not an easy piece to play.

  7. I am from the Audition too! Thanks for the heads up about the Mixer! :)


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