NESCAFÉ Clásico Love Mondays Sweepstakes

I can sum up 1999 in 4 words:
Livin’ La Vida Loca
I can sum up the NESCAFÉ Clásico Love Mondays Sweepstakes in just two words:
Ricky Martin
OR maybe these other two words will work better:
$15,000 check
Okay how about if we add all those words together to form something like:
If you win the NESCAFÉ Clásico Love Mondays Sweepstakes you’ll have a 15k check in your pocket and be Livin’ La Vida Loca with Ricky Martin.

Of course you are so what you need to do is buy the product and get the code or just do the mail-in thing:

Mail-in Alternate Entry Method: To enter without making a purchase, print your name, address, day and evening phone numbers, email address, and date of birth on a 3″ x 5″ piece of paper and mail it in an envelope with proper postage to:

“Nescafe Love Mondays Sweepstakes,”
c/o HelloWorld, Inc.,
P.O. Box 5992, Department 821587,
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5046.

You will receive twenty-one (21) Sweepstakes entries per envelope. Limit: Twenty-one (21) entries per envelope, up to one hundred twenty-one (121) entries per entrant during the Promotion Period.
All mail-in entries must be postmarked by November 16, 2015 and received by November 24, 2015.

Rules and dets here
Ends 11/15/15

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Notre Dame Federal Credit Union Football Helmet promotion

Ara Parseghian.
He’s a football player.
He’s a coach.
He’s a broadcaster.
He’s a legend.
Especially if you’re a Notre Dame football fan.
You know he’s part of the “Holy Trinity” of coaches, and that’s kinda of a big deal.

You want to know what else is a big deal?
Owning a football helmet signed by the great Ara Parseghian.
And you can do just that thanks to the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union Football Helmet promotion.
You can enter online or do the mail in thing…dets below:

Enter by mail: To enter the sweepstakes without completing entry form, you may send your contest entry in an envelope to:

“Football Helmet Sweepstakes”,
Attn: Marketing Department, Notre Dame Federal Credit Union,
P.O. Box 7878,
Notre Dame, IN 46556.

On the entry, print your name, address, and home phone number. Entry must be postmarked by October 16, 2015.

Rules and dets
Ends 10/16

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Happy Birthday to Me!


My favorite day of the year is here.

September 13th.

Today I turn the big 3-5.

I’m that much closer to 40 and to be honest, that’s kinda making me freak out a little.

But overall, I feel blessed to have the life I have.

I feel happy and optimistic about my choices.

I feel genuine excitement about my future.

I feel grateful that I’ve had 34 fantastic years already – and I can’t wait to see what the next 34 years bring.

So Happy Birthday to Me!

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Free Social Security Disability Benefits Evaluation

Social security is that big elephant in the room no one is comfortable talking about but what if I told you that if you’re disabled, it is your right to receive benefits and that you can actually find out if you qualify for those social security benefits from the comfort of your own home, would you believe me? I hope so because that is the truth. Simply fill out this free social security disability benefits evaluation form and see if you’re eligible to receive over $2,000 a month (no joke!).

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Cheap PCB Prototypes

I’m technologically challenged but I speak cheap fluently and thankfully so does Quick Turn Protos, a company that is staffed with really techy-savvy people who happen to speak cheap as well as I do. They specialize in manufacturing cheap PCB prototypes and will even give you an instant quote on a 2 layer PCB prototype if you simply ask for one.

While you chow down on that tidbit, here’s another – they are 100% U.S based and unlike most companies out there, they don’t have minimum and maximum order limits but they do have stunningly rapid turn around on printed circuit board orders so the next time you’re on the market for high quality PCB prototypes that are gentle on your wallet, look no further than!

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Bottle Sparklers from Sparkler City

A few days ago I told you about Wedding Sparklers but today I have something even better that’s meant for the rock star in you: bottle sparklers. Party season is about to hit us smack dab in the face and champagne is going to be popping all over the place, wine is going to be flowing as will liquor too and there is no better way to add some fun to your beverage consumption than by adding color bottle sparklers to your bottles.

Stun your guests with this one simple trick – clip bottle sparklers onto their bottles before handing them out and then sit back and watch their minds literally get blown away. You’ll be the talk of the town because everyone will automatically assume you spent a fortune on them when in reality you didn’t even break your bank account at all!Entertaining truly takes on a whole new meaning when you discover simple VIP treatment hacks and tricks like adding bottle sparklers from Sparkler City to your celebrations!

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Victoria’s Secret Angel Card Sweepstakes

I was about 24 when I finally discovered Victoria’s Secret.
I was a late bloomer.
Don’t judge me – or judge me but accept me anyway.
Anyway, to say I’m obsessed with some of their stuff would be putting it mildly (hello boy shorts!).
Of course in my mind, when I wear VS stuff, I’m convinced I’m suddenly a Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Except I look way hotter than them, in my mind (and if my best half values his life,he better agree!)
There is something about their lingerie and outfits that honestly, instantly makes me feel good and confident so naturally I keep drifting toward their shop at the mall especially when they have a good sale.

But you don’t have to wait for them to have a sale to snag some cool bras, panties or outfits for yourself or the lady in your life. You can just enter the Victoria’s Secret Angel Card Sweepstakes – and you don’t even have to be a card holder to enter but trust me, there are certain perks to being a card holder so that’s something you may want to consider. And while you’re considering it, here’s the mail-in portion of the sweeps:

b. Enter By Mail Without Making a Purchase (Cardholders and non- Cardholders): Eligible entrants may enter by mail without making a purchase by hand printing your full name, address, phone number, valid email address and date of birth on a 4″ x 6″ piece of paper and mail it in a sealed envelope with proper postage to

“Victoria’s Secret Angel Card Sweepstakes,”
c/o The Marketing Arm,
1999 Bryan Street,Suite 1800,
Dallas, TX 75201

Each Mail-In Entry must be postmarked by the End Date and received by the AMOE Received by Date of the Fashion Show Period and/or Weekly Periods, as applicable, in order to be eligible. Each Mail-In Entry must be mailed separately in order to be eligible (i.e. there is a limit of: (i) thirty (30) total Mail-In Entries, each mailed separately, for the Fashion Show prize drawing, (ii) seven (7) total Mail-In Entries per each Week 1, 2, 3, and 4 Entry Period and (iii) three total Mail-In Entries per the Week 5 Entry Period, and each must be mailed separately).

Full rules and dets (read ’em all because they’re rather long)
Ends 10/31

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Golden Baby – a Short Horror Film

I’m a huge fan of people who are not afraid to chase their dreams.
Thirati is one of those people.
She’s a special effects makeup artist who dreamed of one day writing and directing her own horror film.
And guess what?
She went and did just that.

The name of her movie is Golden Baby.
It’s a horror movie.
No CGI is used.
The preview actually looks great (seriously check it out)
But first, Thirati needs our help to get the movie made and submitted to the right channels which is why she’s set up an indie gogo page with a goal to raise $3,500.
Let’s go ahead and show her project some love please :)

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The Great GoDaddy Giveaway Sweepstakes

Yesterday I walked into a store and they had already set up a Christmas section.
I had to check my calendar to make sure December didn’t just creep up on me and then I had to call my friend just to double check that I wasn’t losing my mind. This particular store seems to just have decided to skip over Halloween and Thanksgiving and head straight for Christmas and I’m still confused as to why they would even do that.

Anyway, if you too are looking to get a head start on your Christmas shopping, then you absolutely must check out the Great GoDaddy Giveaway Sweepstakes because there is 10 grand up for grabs, as well as iPad minis,GoPro cameras, Apple watches and tons of GoDaddy products that a business owner in your life would appreciate. If you want to enter the mail-in route then you need to do so by the deadline for each period (check the rules!)…

Enter by mailing in. You will receive three (3) entries into the Sweepstakes when you send a 3 x 5 card with your name, email address, and phone number to:

The Great GoDaddy® Giveaway Sweepstakes
c/o Contest Factory,
17602 17th Street #102 – PO Box # 116,
Tustin, CA 92780.

Mail in entries must be postmarked by October 10, 2015 and received no later than October 17, 2015. Limit of three (3) entries per person per day for entering by mailing in. Each mailed in entry must be received individually. Limit of three (3) entries per person per day during the Sweepstakes Entry Period through this method of entry (mailing in).

Full rules and dets
x 3 a day
Ends 10/10/15

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Free Shipping On Wedding Sparklers

Wedding season is still in full throttle mode which means you are either getting married or know someone who is or know someone who knows someone who is attending a wedding. What you may not know is that wedding sparklers are the perfect gift for couples because they add a unique touch to each wedding and the best part is they come in so many varieties that you’re guaranteed to find wedding sparklers to suit just about any wedding theme imaginable.

There are heart shaped wedding sparklers (my personal faves) and bottle sparklers or you can go with the color bottle sparklets which are perfect for that champagne popping portion of the wedding and if you truly want to be unique then color wedding cake sparklers are the way to go but don’t take my word for it, check out Wedding Day Sparklers and see all the goodies they have to offer.

PS: They’re currently offering free shipping on all orders over $50 so make sure you take advantage of it!

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2015 Grand Ole Opry 90th Birthday Bash Weekend Getaway Sweepstakes

If you knew the sins and secrets of your parents and grandparents and great grandparents, would you love them anyway?
That’s the question I’m pondering this morning.
My grandparents lived to be somewhere in their late 80s and early 90s (people barely kept records back then so it’s hard to nail down actual birth dates) but in those years, plenty of secrets were accumulated by and between them that I never got a chance to learn since 3 out of 4 grandparents died before I was born and the last one dotted on us but never really gave us any information about her life or any juicy gossip about my mom and what it was like raising her.
Oh well.

If however you want to learn all, or at least some of the Grand Ole Opry secrets, then you’re in luck because she turns 90 this year and of course there is going to be a big bash celebrating that and I bet you musicians will be spilling some very juicy secrets about their time at the Opry!
The bash happens in one of my fave cities in the US – Nashville and accommodation as well as a slew of other goodies are provided..peep the dets below. You can enter the sweep online or via mail-in by:

clearly hand printing your name, address, phone number, and date of birth on a plain piece of 3″x5″ paper and mail to:

2015 Grand Ole Opry 90th Birthday Bash Weekend Getaway

PO Box 190633
Nashville, TN 37219-0633

Rules and dets
Ends 9/16/15

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Drag Show Reviews

I’ve never been to a live drag show.
Always wanted to, just hasn’t happened – yet.
The closest I’ve come to one is the RuPaul drag show on telly and that definitely piqued my curiosity about drag shows and that whole culture mainly because the queens look so fabulous and so fierce and full of confidence, it’s hard to look away from them.
I honestly just want to steal some makeup tips from them because they always look absolutely flawless.

If you want to see the queens live in person and are wondering when and where they’ll be appearing, then hit up because they’ve got the 411 on where the hottest drag queens are hitting the stage in cities like Philly, LA, Minneapolis, Knoxville and maybe even your local drag show bar down the road!

Connect with them on social media: Facebook or Twitter

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TOSTITOS “Party Like a Pro” Promotion

When I first read the title of this new sweepstake from Tostitos, the song “Party like a rock star” immediately started playing in my head.
Come on, admit it – that happened to you too, didn’t it?
If you don’t know what song I’m talking about Youtube it and then try not to break a hip while dancing like I almost did!
But anyway, back to this promo – it’s all about football.
Football season is upon us and if you needed any further proof, here it is.
There are season tickets, football video games and trips to football games including the Superbowl being dished out.
Yes, I said a trip to the Superbowl.
So if that’s on your bucket list, jump on this already.
You’ll need codes of course and then there is some type of auction – please read the rules, they were way too long for me to process this early on a Tuesday morning but I did get this much from scanning through them:
There is also a mail-in entry option and I got that info for you below:

No Purchase Necessary Method of Entry:
To enter the Sweepstakes without purchase, hand print your complete name, address and date of birth on a 3″ x 5″ card and mail it in a postage-paid envelope, to be postmarked by December 31, 2015 and received by January 7, 2016 to:

TOSTITOS® “Party Like a Pro” Entry,
PO Box 1005,
Dept. 878-730,
Young America, MN 55594-1005.

Full rules and dets here
Ends 12/31/15

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Grave Markers, Headstones and Monuments Shipped Anywhere in the US and Canada

Death has knocked on our door thrice this year so far.
It’s just August and I don’t know just how much more death I can handle in one year.
The latest was just this past Sunday when a close family friend succumbed to a stroke but because he died all the way in Uganda and I’m all the way in the US, I couldn’t make his funeral. I like to think though that he was buried in style because that’s just the kind of guy he was – stylish and always well put together. He also had a thing for angels so his grave marker is a beautiful angel and lyrics from his favorite song.

Death is not something we typically like to think about or even particularly talk about but it’s a part of life and if you’re currently dealing with a death in the family, my condolences. Since I know you’re too busy planning the perfect memorial and a big part of that is choosing the headstone for the grave, I want to tell you about the folks over at who ship all kinds of headstones and monuments anywhere in the US and Canada. They’re an accredited member of the BBB so you know you can trust them but most importantly, they’ve been in the grave markers and headstones for graves business for so long that you know you can count on them to deliver exactly what you want. They take the hassle out of memorial planning so you can spend your time grieving, processing and eventually healing.

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Ladies Hats, Loose Leaf Teas and a 0.99 cent Book Await You at Mad Hatter

Have you ever discovered a little gem you were tempted to keep to yourself because you knew that if word got out about it suddenly everyone would swarm it and it wouldn’t be exclusively yours? You’re going to feel that way about Mad Hatter.

It’s a little charming shop down in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina but you don’t have to travel that far to enjoy the ladies hats and loose leaf teas they have to offer. You can just browse through their website and see a sample selection of their inventory and if something catches your eye, call them up and order it! I spotted a fancy pink hat with a green ribbon that would be perfect for next year’s Kentucky Derby so I’m calling dibs on it! While browsing through their site, I also noticed they’re offering the Mad Hater Tea Society book for just 0.99 cents!
Aren’t you glad I shared this little gem with you?
Sharing is caring so pass the word on :)

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