Free DMV Practice Test from LicenseRoute.com

One of the best feelings on earth is getting your driver’s license.
It’s instant freedom from begging your parents, siblings, friends and peers for rides to this place and that place.
Getting that little plastic card though is a struggle as anyone who has gone through the process will tell you because there is a driving test you must pass along with a DMV written test.

I’ll share a simple secret of how I aced my written test in TWO states – I used a DMV practice test.
There it is – LicenseRoute.com has got at least 500 DMV sample questions and I practiced using those questions until I felt confident enough to take the actual driver’s permit test and when I did, I passed!
So if you’re wondering how you’re going to ace your DMV test, I just shared my little secret!
Good luck!

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Groupon’s Buy a Best of PEAK Product, Enter to Win a Trip Sweepstakes

I’m a travel junkie so I’ve been to a ton of countries and states.
I’ve been to Spain, England, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya and the Bahamas to name a few.
I’ve been to Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, California, Nevada, West Virginia, D.C and a whole lot more.
But there is one place I’ve never been to and that’s Seattle.
I want to go there badly for two reasons – one because I want to see if it rains as much as everyone says it does and two because Grey’s Anatomy made Seattle seem like such a cool place to hang!

If YOU need a reason to visit Seattle, here’s one – Groupon’s Buy a Best of PEAK Product, Enter to Win a Trip Sweepstakes. As the name suggests buying a product from the PEAK collection could snag you a vacay in Seattle but if you want to do the mail-in entry thing then this is the info you need:

Mail-in Entry. You may hand write on a 3×5 card labeled
“Groupon’s Buy a Best of PEAK Product, Enter to Win a Trip Sweepstakes Entry” your full name, country and state
of residence, home and daytime telephone number (including area code), e-mail address and confirmation that you
are at least 18 years old or the age of majority (all of which must be legible) and mail it with proper postage to: “Attention: Groupon’s Buy a Best of PEAK Product, Enter to Win a Trip Sweepstakes
Entry”, Groupon, Inc.,
600 West Chicago Avenue,
Ste. 400,
Chicago, IL 60654

Rules and dets
x 5 entries total
Ends 6/30

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Bid Protection Mail-in Sweepstakes

School is almost out for summer here and I’m thrilled because it means that for the next 50 days:
I won’t have to hear an alarm go off at 6:50a.m
I won’t have to hear a warning alarm go off at 2:00p.m
There will be no after school chauffeuring to this and that and the other.
BUT
There will be more road trips.
There will be more park visits.
There will be more movie nights.
There will be more sleeping in.
And there will be lots and lots and lots of eBay stalking,after all my schedule is about to be freed up in a big way.
If you’re an eBay stalker like myself you need to know about this new sweep from Liberty Mutual, you can enter it by bidding on items in the auto section or via mail. The earlier you do either, the better!

By Mail: To enter the Sweepstakes by U. S. Mail, hand print your name, address, city, state, ZIP code, eBay User ID, date of birth, email address (optional) and daytime telephone number on a 3” X 5” card, and mail it, in an envelope with postage affixed, to:

Liberty Mutual Insurance Bid Protection Sweepstakes,
P. O. Box 832,
Plainview, NY 11803-0832.

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by June 15, 2015 and received by June 20, 2015 in order to be eligible for the Early Bird Random Drawing. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by September 1, 2015 and received by September 8, 2015 in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize Random Drawing. Limit one entry per outer envelope.


Rules and dets here

Ends 9/1/15

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Check ‘n Go Retail Father’s Day Mail-in Sweepstakes

Life happened in a Really big way
Not in a BrUce Jenner/Caitlyn Jenner big way
BuT in my own kind of big way.
I got distracted witH other things happening in my life..
..and thIs blog somehow fell to the sidelines,temporarily.
But thankfully a friEnd poked me in the sides
And said get back out there slacker and write again.
So here I am.
Thank you friend for reminding me of my obligation, I’m grateful for YOU :)

Speaking of people we’re grateful for, fathers day is around the corner and nothing says “I’m grateful for you Papa” better than a $500 gift card. If you’re wondering where you can get one of those from – Check ‘n Go is giving away one. You can snag one by either stopping into one of their locations and getting a loan or doing the mail-in thing. Either way, I think the dad in your life would appreciate the $500 way more than that tie you’re planning to get him!

B. Mail-in Entry.

Print your name, mailing address (no P.O. Boxes), email address, and phone number on a 3×5 postcard and mail to:

Check ‘n Go Retail Father’s Day Sweepstakes Entry,
100 Commercial Dr.
Suite #300
Fairfield, OH 45014.

Full dets and rules here
x 1
Ends June 22nd

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DORITOS Assemble The Avengers Mail-in Sweepstakes at Target

Do you have any plans for May 1st,2015?
I do.
I’ll be pigging out on nachos while watching the new Avengers movie with my guys.
I’m a huge, huge, huge Robert Downey Jr Iron Man fan but my little guy is all about Thor and Captain America. I suspect my best half is on Team Black Widow (for obvious reasons!) but I bet you if I asked him he’d say he’s on Team Hulk (liar,liar, pants on fire!).

Anyway, whether you’re a huge fan of the Avengers or if your kids forced you to sit through the first movie and are now going to force you to sit through The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, there is a sweet sweepstakes from Doritos and Target that you don’t want to miss out on – why? Because the prize is an Avengers replica prop from “Avengers: Age of Ultron” signed by Stan Lee!! If you don’t want it, you can just gift it to me – my birthday is just 5 months away and I’m accepting gifts as early as now :) …Anyway, here are the dets you need:

To enter without making a purchase, hand print your name, complete street address, daytime phone number, date of birth, and e-mail address on a 3″ x 5″ index card or piece of paper and place your entry into an outer-mailing envelope with proper postage affixed and mail it to:

DORITOS® Assemble The Avengers Sweepstakes at Target,
PO Box 1010, Dept. 876-729,
Young America, MN 55594-1010.

Mail-in entries must be postmarked by May 9, 2015 and received by May 15, 2015. Limit one (1) entry per stamped-outer envelope.

Rules and dets here
Ends 5/9/15

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Coppertone Polarized Lenses Mail-in Sweepstakes

I often hear people talking about their girl crushes.
Most of my friends go for Halle Berry – because you know, she’s Halle freakin’ Berry.
I think she’s gorgeous but she doesn’t make the cut with me.
My girl crush – rather girl crushes are Gabrielle Union and Mia Hamm.
Union because she looks like someone you could really count on to have your back in any situation and Hamm because in my opinion she is the best female football (soccer to you Americans) player ever.
I would give anything to tap into Mia Hamm’s brain for an hour.
Heck, I even have a list of questions I want to ask her….

…Like how it really felt like to watch Wambach destroy her record for player with the most international goals or how it feels to be named one of the best players on earth – in a sport that is so incredibly popular. OMG, I’m getting so excited thinking about all the questions I would ask her that I almost forgot to tell you that YOU – yes YOU can also get the chance to meet her in person in Vegas of all places. How? Courtesy of the Coppertone Polarized Lenses Sweepstakes.You can enter online or do it the mail-in way:

Mail In Method of Entry: Find an official entry form at participating Vision-Ease retail locations, while supplies last, and print your full name, address (including city, state/providence and zip/postal code), daytime and evening telephone numbers (including area codes), date of birth and e-mail address (optional), and mail it in an envelope with proper postage affixed to:

Vision-Ease,
6975 Saukview Drive, Suite 104,
St. Cloud, MN 56303

to be postmarked by July 24, 2015 and received by July 30, 2015. Limit one (1) entry per outer envelope.

Rules and dets
Ends 7/24

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Marriott Mobile Check-in Mail-in Sweepstakes

I’m a hotel snob.
When and if I have to stay at a hotel, I totally “profile” various hotels based on the cleanliness of the rooms, the professionalism of the employees and just the overall feel of the hotels in question.
Then I make a decision about which hotel to book a room in.
Being a germaphobe, most hotels never pass my “test” BUT the Marriott has always passed my “profiling test” which is why its one of my go-to hotels when I travel.
It’s so worth it by the way and if you don’t believe me then the Marriott Mobile Check-in Sweepstakes is your chance to experience life as a Marriott guest – you will be spoiled like crazy and when that happens, I want to hear about it!
You can enter to win a million Marriott reward points by either making a reservation at a Marriott property and using the app to check in while at the hotel or by going the mail-in route:

Enter by Mail: To enter without making a reservation at a Marriott property or using Marriott Mobile Check-in, hand print your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email address, Rewards Account Number, and date of birth on a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with proper postage to
“Marriott Mobile Check-in,”
c/o HelloWorld, Inc.,
P.O. Box 5046, Department 818005,
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5046, U.S.A.

You will receive one (1) entry into the applicable Monthly Entry Period and one (1) entry into the Grand Prize drawing. Limit: You will receive one (1) entry per envelope. You may send up to ten (10) mail-in entries each Monthly Entry Period. All mail-in entries must be handwritten and must be postmarked by the last day of the Month (or the following day if the last day of the month is a Sunday) and received by five (5) business days after the last day of the month to be included in that Monthly Entry Period drawing.

Rules and dets here
Ends 12/31/15

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Escape with Outlander Mail-in Sweepstakes

Happy April!!!
Did you get pranked today?
Did YOU prank anyone today?
The answer is no to both those questions on my end.
I have a love-hate relationship with this day because on one hand I love a really good prank (who doesn’t?) but on the other hand, I hate being on the edge all day long wondering if and when I’m going to be pranked.
I always breathe a sigh of relief when midnight comes along on April 1st because that means no more pranking!

You can breathe a sigh of relief now though because the sweep I’m blogging about today is no prank at all. You could win a trip for 2 to San Diego to attend the 2015 Comic-Con International: San Diego and you can get in by either entering online or simply sending in some mail entries (If you win, I want to see all the fun pictures!):

2. By Mail: On a 3” x 5” card, an eligible individual can hand print (in black or blue ink) his or her first and last name, date of birth, daytime telephone number (including area code), and email address and mail the completed card in a first-class postage-paid envelope to:

“Escape with Outlander Sweepstakes,
Promotion Headquarters,
P.O. Box 5869,
Atlanta, GA 30307.”

Mail-in entries must be postmarked during the Sweepstakes Period and received no later than June 4, 2015, or they will be void.

Rules and dets here
Ends 5/30

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Ben & Jerry’s “Taste Test” Mail-in Sweepstakes

One of my fondest memories growing up is of me hanging with my dad in the ice cream truck he used to drive.
To a child, that’s the most awesome job a parent can ever have because it means unlimited ice cream – and trust me, I ate so much ice cream during that one period that I literally made myself sick on some days (shhh don’t tell daddy that though!).

These days the only time I eat ice cream is during summer when my guy and I go on bike rides and stop in the middle of a random town to grab a cone or two.
He’s more of an ice cream fanatic than I am – he’ll seriously drown a pint of ice cream in one sitting!
My guy eats ice cream in Fall, Spring, Summer and Winter.
I’m not kidding.
He’ll eat ice cream in the middle of winter and act like its the most normal thing ever!

That love affair he has with ice cream is the reason I know he’ll be the perfect candidate for the new Ben & Jerry Taste Test sweepstakes. Like the name implies, its all about sampling one or all of 40 Ben & Jerry’s flavors and then giving feedback on them! This works out great for us – he loves to eat ice cream and I love to give my opinion so this is going to be a fun couples activity for us!
If you want to get in on the fun too but can’t because you’re on a diet, there is a mail-in option:

By Mail: Write your first and last name, complete address, telephone number, date of birth, and e-mail address (optional) (all legibly hand printed) on a 3X5 piece of paper, place in a stamped envelope and mail to:

Ben & Jerry’s “Taste Test Sweepstakes”
PO Box 490,
Woodbury, NY 11797-0490.

Entries must be postmarked by October 31, 2015 and received by November 5, 2015.

Dets and rules here
Ends 10/31/15

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2015 New Orleans & Louisiana Essence Festival Mail-in Sweepstakes

I quit Facebook.
I didn’t hit the “close account” button but for this year, I made a vow to myself not to update my Facebook page.
Last year I put so much of myself out there that when strangers started liking some personal pictures (of my little man), I went into total freak-mode and completely locked down all my pictures and then altogether decided to stop updating the world about my life on Facebook.
Let’s face it, who cares if while shopping in Kroger I came across the most delicious pint of ice cream?
Who cares if while at the post office, I happened to overhear a conversation between the clerk and a teenager who has absolutely no idea what stamps are?
No one cares about those things but me.
No one has to hear about them but my guy, and my real life friends and maybe my mom.
So, I quit Facebook.
I still have my account because I need it for work and I like to keep up with a handful of groups and occasionally chat with a few friends I’ve made along the way.
That’s the extent of my Facebook presence – and honestly, I’ve never felt better.
Now if only I could figure out a way to cut ties with twitter, that is my real weakness!

Another one of my weaknesses is a really dope festival – and no one does dope festivals like Essence Magazine.
Let me tell you something, if you have never been to the ESSENCE Festival, you are missing out big time because every single year they do it big and just when you think they can’t outdo themselves, they go and do it again but even bigger the next year.And now you too can get in on the action via the 2015 New Orleans & Louisiana Essence Festival Presented by Coca-Cola® Sweepstakes!

Method #2: To enter via US mail, mail a postcard with your name and address to:

The 2015 New Orleans & Louisiana Essence Festival® Presented by Coca-Cola® Sweepstakes,
c/o The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company,
625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100,
Rochester, NY 14625-2437.

Each postcard must be mailed separately. Mail-in entries must be postmarked between 03/04/15 and 04/30/15 and received by 05/07/15.

Rules and dets here
Ends 4/30/15

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PAX Controller Collection Snail Mail Sweepstakes

We’re snowed in – again.
I’m so not a winter person so snow is hard for me to deal with.
Every part of me wants to whine and bitch and grumble.
BUT snow day means sleeping in, chilling by a hot fire while catching up on ratchet TV shows and riding the four-wheeler with my man in the snow so you know what? Bring it on mother nature, you’ll not break me.
If playing video games is how you choose to spend your snow day then this sweep is for you – the grand prize is an Xbox one console and there are some Xbox one controllers up for grabs too. Check out the dets below:

**Very short running sweepstakes**

To enter by mail, hand print your name, day and evening phone numbers, email address, valid home address (P.O. Boxes not permitted) and date of birth on a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with proper postage to

“PAX Collection Sweepstakes,”
c/o HelloWorld, Inc.,
P.O. Box 5014, Department #816918,
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5014.

You will receive one (1) entry into each of the PAX Event Sweepstakes.

Rules and dets here
Ends 3/9/15

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Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel A Walk of Art Mail-in Sweepstakes

You know how some women have like 50,000 pairs of shoes?
I’m not one of those women.
I have less than 10 pairs of shoes – by choice.
I’m not a shoe person so if I find a comfortable pair, I wear it until I literally wear it out.
I’m sure this is something that nags my best half to death but he’s slowly but surely learning to accept it.
Whether you like shoes or not, chances are you’re familiar with the Dr.Scholl’s brand (if you’re not, google it). They want your input on some fabric design and they’re going to give you Walmart e-gift cards for your time.
**side bar – how awesome is it that they’re actually getting input from their clients and potential clients about the new Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel fabric design?**
You can vote for your choice online or enter via mail.

To enter the Sweepstakes via mail and receive one (1) entry, hand print your name, complete mailing address, telephone number (including area code), email address and date of birth on a plain 3”x 5” piece of paper and mail it in a sealed, stamped and hand printed #10 envelope to:

Dr. Scholl’s Massaging Gel A Walk of Art Sweepstakes,
P.O. Box 15106,
Bridgeport, CT 06673-5106.

Each mailin entry must be mailed separately and received by the date listed on the chart below (in the rules) to be eligible for applicable Weekly Period’s drawing and the Grand Prize drawing.

Rules and dets here
Ends 3/15/15

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NCAA Get Game Ready Mail-in Sweepstakes at Walgreens

Happy March!!!
March in our house means college basketball.
Lots and lots and lots of college basketball especially if the Louisville Cardinals are playing.
One of my fondest memories with my best half is last year when we went to Texas for the Final Four.
Being big basketball fans, this was like going to the Superbowl for us and if you’ve never experienced the phenomenon that is the Final Four, then you need to go ahead and write that on your bucket list because it’s one of those things you absolutely must experience at least once in your lifetime.
And guess what? Walgreens wants to make that happen for you.
How? Through this NCAA Get Game Ready Sweepstakes at Walgreens where the grand prize is a trip to the Men’s 2016 NCAA Final Four. Unlimited entries.Peep the dets below:

via Mail-In No Purchase Necessary: To enter the Promotion without making a purchase, hand print your first and last name, full address, date of birth, day and evening phone numbers and email address on one 3″ x 5″ piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with proper postage, to:

NCAA Get Game Ready Sweepstakes at Walgreens,
PO Box 7679, Melville,
NY 11775-7679.

You will receive one (1) Sweepstakes Entry into the Sweepstakes Drawing for each qualifying mail-in entry you submit in accordance with these instructions. Limit one (1) Sweepstakes Entry per hand-addressed stamped envelope. All mail-in Sweepstakes Entries must be handwritten and mail-in Sweepstakes Entries must be postmarked by April 26, 2015 and received by May 4, 2015 to be eligible.

Rules and dets here
Ends 4/26/15

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Western Union American Dream Snail Mail Sweepstakes

Stress.
There is no such thing as stress.
There are problems and those problems have solutions.
So what we call “stress” is really just a problem and if you think hard, you can find a solution to that problem.
That’s my brother-in-law’s theory about stress.
He shared it with me a few years back when I casually mentioned to him how stressed I was about a certain situation.
I didn’t agree with him then BUT ever since then, whenever I find myself going…”gosh I’m so stressed
I stop and think to myself – there is no such thing as stress.
Then I try and figure out what the problem is and then find a solution to whatever is bothering me.
My brother-in-law is a smart man – just don’t tell him I said that :)

Anyway, if one of the things “stressing” you out is cash – or the lack of cash and you want to win some $$$ then this sweep from Western Union is perfect for you. The grand prizes are $65,000 for a down payment on a home, $35,000 for tuition or $30,000 for a new car and you can get your hands on that money by completing a transaction on western union or by entering via mail:

Mail-in Entry: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. If you wish to enter the Sweepstakes without making a Qualifying Transaction, hand print your complete name, address, phone number, your “My WU” membership number and your email address (optional) on a 3”x5” piece of paper, insert into a #10 mailing envelope, affix appropriate postage and mail to:

Western Union “American Dream” Sweepstakes,
P. O. Box 460, Woodbury,
NY 11797-0460.

Limit one entry per mailing envelope.

Full rules and dets here
Ends 12/31/15

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realtor.com Kick‐Start Your Mortgage mail-in Sweepstakes

I wish you double of what you wish me
That’s a sentence I happened to catch in my Facebook feed the other day.
It was posted by a friend of mine who is clearly going through something but it also got me thinking…
…can you imagine how differently we would all behave and treat others if we knew that whatever we wished upon them would come back DOUBLE to us?
I bet you we’d all go around being nicer to people.
And wishing them well.
For example, I’d say to you – I wish you win this new sweepstake from realtor.com.
Why?
Because the prize is 40,000 cash to be used as a down payment on a home or to pay down a current mortgage.
Hopefully by making that wish for you, it’d mean that I get to win double that – and yes, I really could use $80,000!
See what I just did there? :)
Anyway, the dets you need for the realtor.com Kick‐Start Your Mortgage Sweepstakes are below:

To enter the Sweepstakes by U.S. Mail, do the following during the Promotion Period and in time to meet the postmark and receipt‐by‐Sponsor deadlines below: hand‐print your name, address, city, state, ZIP code, date of birth, email address, day‐time telephone number and the words, “PRIMARY ENTRY,” on a 3” X 5” card; and mail it, in an envelope with postage affixed, to:

realtor.com® Kick‐Start Your Mortgage Sweepstakes,
10 Almaden Blvd.,
Suite 800,
San Jose, CA 91362.

Mail‐in entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2015, and received by Sponsor by April 8, 2015 in order to be eligible.

Rules and dets here
Ends 3/31/15

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