Friday, July 10, 2009

Giveaways Galore

***Sneaking in to add another: Yoplait Thick and Creamy - 2 will win a fabulous stationery set, note cards and sticky notes in a Pinwheel Floral design (turquoise and yellow). Nice!***

Hello, my blogger and twitter friends! Thanks for stopping by for all the fun! I am so excited to have so many giveaways to offer you this week.

I want to make this easy for you, so, no scrolling, just click on the giveaway you're interested in and it'll take you right there.

If you are wanting to add PR to your blog or if you're interested in expanding what you have, go to SheBlogs and sign up. Please, let them know that I sent you. Each person signing up is entered in a giveaway. They are a new company and they will kick off very soon. Get your name in there now!

Also, UPrinting is looking for new blogs to add to their program. They have a lot of activities and giveaways for you and your followers.

Now to the GIVEAWAYS:

***CLOSED*** Minute Rice Giveaway: 4 winners to be chosen

Wii Fit With #Kidsweigh: Big Site Warming Party on twitter, Friday, July 10th

IPhone 3G Giveaway

Tupperware's Chain of Confidence Contest Laptop Giveaway

***CLOSED*** Cowgirl Mug Giveaway

***CLOSED*** There is also a giveaway posted on my "Relax and Enjoy all your Serene Moments".

Minute Rice Giveaway

**This Giveaway is CLOSED.**

About Our Rice:

Have you ever wondered where Minute® Rice comes from?

All of the Minute instant rice products including Whole Grain Brown Rice, White Rice, Boil-in-Bag White Rice, and Premium Rice are "Grown in the USA".

Minute Rice brings you quality rice products from the American farmer.

Have you experienced the whole grain goodness of Minute Rice's Brown Rice?

Brown Rice

Naturally wholesome, with a rich nutty taste, Minute Brown Rice is a precooked natural parboiled whole grain brown rice. In just 10 minutes, Minute Brown Rice can be a part of a healthier diet and lifestyle. This long grain precooked brown rice offers the same nutritional values as regular cooking brown rice, but cooks in just 1/4 of the time. Be sure to explore our recipe collection to discover new ways that Minute Brown Rice can help you create healthy, satisfying meals in minutes.

Eating healthy just got a whole lot easier.

How would you like a chance to win? Minute Rice has given me (4) boxes of Brown Rice to give to my followers. So, I am going to choose (4) winners to give them to. The contest will run until 11:59 CST on July 18th. You must have a link back to you or an e-mail address included in your entry for me to locate you when you win.

Main Entry:

Minute Rice wants to hear about your favorite dish using their products. (Just give the name or short version, please)

Extra Entries:

(1) Follow @Minute_Rice on twitter. They love communicating with their customers and sharing their products.

(2) Follow my blog.

(3) Check out SheBlogs Sign up for their PR network, tell them I sent you, then come back and tell me.

(4) Grab my Button. Tell me where you have it.

(5) Follow me on twitter: @SereneMoments and tweet about this giveaway, include @SereneMoments

Okay, I think that will get it. Good luck!

Win a Wii Fit with #KidsWeigh

With childhood obesity reaching an all time high across the country, many parents struggle with how to help their children maintain a healthy weight with proper nutrition.

How do you break that "cycle" of bad eating choices and, what I call, "lazyitis"? Well, there is hope, let me show you how:

Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, the official doctor of Camp Shane and a board certified pediatrician, has created Dr. Dolgoff's Weigh, a traffic-light system that allows kids to learn which foods are healthiest without counting calories. To spread the word about her site and program, Dr. Weigh, is sponsoring a Wii Fit contest to help you get your family up and moving this summer!

To Enter:

To enter to win the #KidsWeigh Wii Fit contest, check out client testimonials and fabulous Dr. Weigh success stories then fill out this secure contest form telling us which story was your favorite!


One grand prize winner will receive a Wii Fit. Two runners-up will receive a free one month membership to Dr. Weigh. This contest ends Friday, July 24th at 11:59 a.m. ET. and is brought to you by Momfluence. doesn't end there!

Want a chance to speak with Dr. Dolgoff about your nutritional questions and win more prizes?

That's Right! Ten SiteWarming Party winners will receive gift cards to eat fresh at Subway! One SiteWarming Grand Prize winner will win one free month of membership to Dr. Weigh.

Join her Friday, July 10th at 9 p.m. ET on Twitter for her #KidsWeigh discussion. Door prizes will be awarded.

To RSVP and for more information go to: Resourceful Mommy. Make sure you take the time to participate in all the extra entries, too.

One grand prize winner will receive a Wii Fit. Two runners-up will receive a free one month membership to Dr. Weigh. This contest ends Friday, July 24th at 11:59 a.m. ET. and is brought to you by Momfluence.

Win an iPhone 3G from Packetel

Have you ever said the wrong thing to a client? Have you ever been caught not paying attention on the line? Have your kids screamed something crazy during a call...

If so - Packetel wants to hear about it!

If not - try out Packetel's Web Conferencing services FREE for 30-days and tell us about your experience!

Packetel Turbo Meeting makes web conferencing simple and easy to do. Here are just a few of their web conferencing features:

* Share screens/desktops with multiple participants
* Assign and acknowledge meeting roles of presenter and controller of keyboard/mouse
* Allow an unlimited number of users to host a web conference
* Schedule meetings and webinars
* Hold ad hoc meetings and webinars and use verbal meeting invitations without resorting to e-mail
* Integrate with Outlook for sending e-mail invitations
* Optimized for different internet connection speeds ranging from broadband to 28KB dial-up
* Annotation over the entire screen/desktop
* Whiteboard and chat functionalities

Win an iPhone for my misdeed on a conference call? Yes! Here's how you can win:

1. Fill out the form below, including your blooper story
2. Try out Packetel's Web Conferencing Service for FREE for 30 days, fill out the form including your experience with the server

Entry form:

Bonus Entries! After you've completed 1 or 2 above and filled out the form you can also...

- Blog about Packetel's Online Fax Service and link the text "packetel's web conference service" to:

- Become a Fan of Packetel at their Brand New Facebook Fan Page here:

Contest ends 7/31/09 at 11:59 AM ET. This contest brought to you courtesy of the Momfluence network.

Tupperware's Chain of Confidence Challenge - Contest


Share your story of inspiration, nominate a friend who has empowered you to be more confident

Tupperware is proud to kick-off the Chain of Confidence Challenge, a ‘pay-it-forward’ contest which invites you to share your story of inspiration on by nominating a friend, relative, or member of the Tupperware community, who has empowered you through an act of kindness.

Three winners will receive $5,000 to donate to the charity of their choice.

The Chain of Confidence challenge is part of a larger global campaign celebrating the powerful bonds of female friendships and the rewards that come with self-confidence. Through Chain of Confidence and partnerships with likeminded organizations around the world, Tupperware continues to build on its 60-year commitment to enlighten, educate and empower women.

As part of Chain of Confidence, Tupperware re-established the SMART Girls program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, with a donation of over $1.5 million dollars. This program is dedicated to promoting confidence and healthy lifestyles for young girls, and ensures the next generation of women is given the same chance at confidence.


The Chain of Confidence Challenge kicks off on May 14 and runs through August 14. You can enter two categories:

(1) How has a Friend/Relative inspired you through their acts of kindness?
(2)How has a Tupperware Consultant/Director inspired you through their acts of kindness?

TO ENTER - Visit and submit an essay about how your friend, relative or fellow Tupperware Consultant ("nominee") has inspired you in 1,500 characters or less. You may also submit with your entry, optional photograph(s) of your nominee only and/or an optional video depicting your entry.

WINNERS - Three winners will be announced, one for each category and one ‘Viewers Choice’ winner will be chosen by votes on A $5000 donation will be given in each winner’s name to a selected charity. Each winning pair (nominator and nominee) receives a Tupperware gift card valued at $1,000.

Blog Sponsorship - You're Invited

I'd like to take a minute and tell you about my blog sponsor, UPrinting. They are such a fun and exciting group to work with. There are so many opportunities with UPrinting. They sponsor contests and giveaways, not only to my followers, but for those they sponsor in appreciation of the work they do for them.

I really enjoy working with them and ....psst....I've even made a little money. That's always nice. So, take the time and read their information. See if their program fits with you needs. I think you'll be pleasantly suprised.

Why isn't your average printing company:

Blog Sponsorships:

If you are looking to find a sponsor for your blog, is definitely interested. We offer giveaways, advertising and more for qualified bloggers.

Non-Profit Sponsorships:

The U-Community Program sponsors hundreds of non-profits and education to improve our local communities.

Social Justice Projects:

The UPrinting Kiva account promotes small business growth in developing countries.

Green Printing:

UPrinting supports a sustainable future by recycling, using non-toxic inks, and offering eco-friendly recycled paper stocks for business cards and postcard printing.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 Laptop Giveaway Sweepstakes

Is your current computer stalling and giving you blue screen nightmares?

Would you love to be able to have one that the kids could use (alas staying off of yours)? feels your pain and has come to your rescue!

Sign up to receive the Cookies Kids Newsletter via email and you're automatically entered to win one of 4 brand new laptops!!

Simply fill out the form to be entered into our Laptop Giveaway Sweepstakes. Please be sure to read the Giveaway Sweepstakes "Terms and Conditions" before entering your information into this form!

Contest ends 9/30/09 at 11:59 AM ET. This contest brought to you courtesy of the Momfluence network.

Tribute Tuesday: Charity Begins With You

Tribute Tuesday is to honor charities, charitable groups and those who go above and beyond for their charities.

Today's "Tribute Tuesday" is nominated by Michelle at My Life on the XYZ List. Thanks so much, Michelle.

Project Linus: Who We Are

Project Linus National Headquarters is located in Bloomington, Illinois. National President Carol Babbitt and Vice President Mary Balagna direct and orchestrate the activities of Project Linus chapters located across the United States. Both have been involved with the organization since late 1998, as chapter coordinators and now as directors and officers. They also maintain a very busy Central Illinois chapter, donating an average of 350 blankets every month to local children. With chapters in all 50 states, Project Linus continues to grow. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug.

“I am extremely pleased by the outpouring of support Project Linus has enjoyed.” states Babbitt. “The comfort brought to a child by a Project Linus security blanket should not be underestimated. Thanks to our many blanketeers and our chapter coordinators, millions of children and their families have been given comfort and security at a time when they need it most. In addition, blanketeers are given an opportunity to use their talents and abilities in most rewarding way.”

Rarely a month goes by that Project Linus isn’t featured in a national magazine or program. Parade, People, Reader’s Digest, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Quiltmaker, Quilters Newsletter, Guidepost, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, Woman’s Day and many others have helped to spur interest. You may have seen or heard segments about Project Linus on the NBC Nightly News, Today Show, Oprah, and The Glenn Beck Program.

The Project Linus Mission

Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Each volunteer and local chapter all work together to help us achieve our mission statement, which states:

First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”

Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

Together we have distributed over three million blankets to children in need since our inception in 1995.

Mr. Linky is here if you would like to post a link to your own Tribute Tuesday or you may also nominate the charities of your choice by giving me their link, once done, enter a comment telling me that you nominated them and give me your contact information. I will then contact them, collect the information needed and feature them. I will place links to your blog and let people know that you are the one honoring them.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Chex Mix Winners

Thank you all for entering my contest for the Chex Mix Turtle Bars. All 3 winners have been chosen and have accepted their prizes:

Gypsy Fox at Gypsy Fox
Mandala Michelle at My Life on the XYZ List
Robin at Cold Pizza for Breakfast

Congratulations, ladies!

Scroll to the next post and enter to win the fabulous Cowgirl Art Mug and visit "Relax and Enjoy all your Serene Moments" for the second chance at another fabulous mug from them, as well.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cowgirl Mug Giveaway II

***This Giveaway is CLOSED.***

This giveaway has been extended until July 19th at 11:59 CST. Thanks!

Meet Winston. He is the creative mind and owner of Lone Wolf Media Cowgirl Art.

"Ever since I was very young, I have always been drawing something. Seeing pictures in books, or watching a movie would cause me to grab a pencil and paper and start scribbling out my own version of what I had seen. Encouraged by my parents, especially my Mom, I continued to explore the world of art. Although I have never had any formal art training, I have devoured quite a few art, drawing, and anatomy books. Now, at age twenty-six, and after much experimentation and practice, I have finally settled into what I think is a unique illustrative style. My major inspirations have been the works of Norman Rockwell, popular art of the twentieth century, and vintage advertising art of the early to mid-twentieth century. So, from my home studio in my native state of Texas, I want to thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy my work!"

Winston's Cowgirl designs are placed on mugs, apparel, and totes, among other things. He also uses his creativity to do commission work.

You can contact Winston on twitter: @lonewolfmedia, on MySpace or at Zazzle.

Winston has agreed to share his work with two of my followers by giving away two (2) of his beautiful coffee mugs. One, pictured below, is being given away here and the other can be found at my "Relax and Enjoy all your Serene Moments" blog.

This contest is open to all residents of the U.S. and Canada. All entries must have a link that can be followed to them or you must leave an e-mail address to be contacted at in the event of their winning. Leave a seperate comment for each entry.

Contest will run until July 12th at midnight CST.

Main Entry:

This entry must be completed in order to qualify for the giveaway. Head on over to Winston's Zazzle page and tell me your favorite item.

Extra Entries:

(1) Follow Winston on twitter: @lonewolfmedia

(2) Follow me on twitter: @SereneMoments and tweet this giveaway. Include @SereneMoments so I can find it.

(3) Follow my blog.

(4) Grab my new button.

Thanks to you all and Good luck!