Wednesday, September 23, 2009

SodaStreamUSA Giveaway

I have to tell you first and foremost that the Soda Stream is my favorite review that I have done. I think it is one of the best ideas that I've seen in a long time. It was so much fun, even when I made a mess.

Let me show you all the technical stuff:

What is Soda Stream?

The SodaStream system includes a complete range of products to make fresh, fizzy, great-tasting sparkling water and soda at home.

Home Soda Makers
Simple, sleek and easy to use. No batteries, no electricity and no clean-up. All home soda makers have a two-year warranty and money-back guarantee!

Over 20 great-tasting regular, diet and caffeine-free flavors plus energy drink and MyWater all-natural flavor essences. Regular flavors have no high-fructose corn syrup. Diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda® brand sweetener and contain no aspartame. Each bottle of Sodamix makes 12 liters or about 33 cans.

Why Buy a Home Soda Maker?
  • Value for Money: Great savings compared to pre-packed carbonated water and beverages.
  • Environmentally-Friendly: SodaStream is an "Active Green" solution that minimizes the huge eco-footprint caused by the manufacture, transport and waste of plastic bottles.
  • Convenience: No need to carry heavy bottles from the store. The SodaStream system is simple to use and requires no batteries or electricity.
  • Variety: SodaStream offers over 60 flavors to suit everyone’s taste. Regular, diet, natural, fruity flavors, ice tea, energy drinks, sport drinks, tonic and many more.
  • Space Saver: No need to store bottles of beverages or empty bottles for recycling in your home.
  • Personalization: Make drinks just the way you love them… more bubbles, less bubbles, sweeter or lighter, even create your own flavor!
  • Family Fun: The system is quick and easy to use. It's fun for everyone and kids just love it!
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed: SodaStream drinks makers are of extremely high quality and include a money-back satisfaction guarantee and Lifetime Warranty to our customers.

My Review:

As I said before, I really love this. I can still remember the first time I saw the SodaStream. I was fascinated by it. Not only did I like the testimonials I had read about it, but I liked its appearance and the "idea" of it.

You know as well as I do, that not all products are as they appear. I mean, it's easy to say this product is this, that or whatever......... but can the company back it up. I have ordered or bought things before that were "the best" "top of the line" "works great"........ yada, yada, yada..... Then you get them and they are a total waste of money. I'm sure we all have.

That said, I still wanted to try it. I contacted Steve at SodaStreamUsa and he agreed to let me do a product review. I received a SodaStream and the flavors in exchange for this honest review of the SodaStream machine.

This is the machine I received:

I anxiously awaited the arrival of the SodaStream, honestly, I really wanted to give this a try. I am picturing huge savings in my future if this works as advertised, not to mention, all the fun in "playing" with it.

Finally, it arrives! I round up "test subjects" and, with instructions in hand, we begin. I am going to tell you, if you didn't watch the video above, please do so. It really is so simple to do.

Step 1: Put water in the provided bottles and screw the bottle onto the machine.

Step 2: Add the carbonation.

Step 3: Add the flavoring and shake gently.

Step 4: Drink!

That's it! How simple, huh?

My "test subjects" gave it a taste and they loved them! We played with the machine for a while that night and it has become an "attraction" at my house for my son and his friends. As a matter of fact, my niece and her boyfriend came for a visit and I offered them a drink. Both of them said, "I'm okay." Then I looked at my niece, who apparently had forgotten that the SodaStream had come in, and asked her, "Are you sure you don't want something to drink?" At this point, she remembers I have the SodaStream and says, "Heck yeah! You got that soda thingy." I took them into the kitchen and showed them how it works and they really liked it, too.

I only had one problem with using the SodaStream and it was totally my fault. When the instructions say: Pour the flavor in SLOWLY, they mean it. My slow was not slow enough, the FIRST time, and I had quite and overflow. So, POUR SLOWLY!

So, there you have it. The SodaStream is a HIT and I recommend it to everyone. With Christmas coming, this would make an excellent gift, especially for families.

Of course, for one lucky reader, you can get your very own right here! That's right, SodaStream is giving one of their SodaStream Home Soda Makers to one of YOU!

Technical Stuff:

This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end on October 26th at 11:59 pm CST. In order to participate, you must complete the main entry, otherwise all your entries will be invalid and removed. Please, make sure you leave contact information for when you win unless your entry links back to a blog with a valid e-mail address.

Main Entry:

Go to the SodaStream website and give me the name of two (2) flavors you would like to try.

Extra Entries:

(1) Follow SodaStream on twitter.

(2) Follow me on twitter or tell me if you already do: @SereneMoments

(3) Become a Fan of SodaStream on Facebook

(4) Follow my blog or tell me if you already do.

(5) Grab my Button and tell me where you put it.

(6) Tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link(s). You can do this once daily!

(7) Subscribe to my blog. Up there on the right.

(8) Blog about this giveaway, leave the link and add 5 extra entries.

Okay, that is 18 entries, plus the opportunity to tweet and add an extra entry each day! That is a lot, folks. So, get busy and Good Luck to you all!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Feel Ageless with a little Spritz! - Giveaway

****This contest is closed. Congrats to lmurley200 for winning the Ageless Perfume.****

Imagine losing 8....10......even 12 years by simply applying a little "spritz" of scent to your body. It's true! Ageless has the perfect combination of scent notes to make you smell 8 to 12 years younger.

I love it!

I am always a little hesitant when trying new scents. I am very sensitive to most colognes, perfumes and eau de toilette sprays. They have to be a very soft, sweet scent. Once I find that, then I want it to stay with me, without "slapping" me, or others, in the face each time I move.

Ageless by Harvey Prince is perfect for that.

I have received numerous compliments when wearing Ageless and have had several family members offer to "take it off my hands". It's a no girl! Sorry!

Here's a little information from Harvey Prince and Co. about Ageless

Prescription free youth now available! No plastic surgeries! No needles!
Ageless Fantasy® is the World's first anti-age perfume. A woman's fragrance that smells like a younger Woman. Our products have been designed to be environment friendly and absolutely safe for application on your skin. The products are based on research and expertise of leading dermatologists & doctors. Ageless Fantasy® steps out of the confined box of the average fragrance and body care products. This anti age elixir is to be consumed without any moderation: both in and out of the shower and bath, for generous use anytime you wish!
Anti-age Perfume
AGELESS was designed with one goal in mind- to make you smell and feel younger!

We have used notes that are associated with youth. Tropical fruity notes are associated with youthful feelings. These include luscious, tropical mango, pineapple, anti oxidant pomegranate and green apple. Most importantly pink grapefruit has been associated with youth and age lowering perception.
Inspired by recent scientific discoveries and clinical trials, we have developed AGELESS - anti age perfume. Our patent-pending fragrance elixir defies your skin's natural age revealing scent. Research has proven that men around women who use Ageless believe them to be at least 8 years younger! Ageless. A dramatically different anti-age perfume.

Now, if all of that isn't exciting enough for you, how about this:

One lucky reader is going to win their very own bottle of Ageless by Harvey Prince. That is a $98 Value!

Entry Requirements:

In order to participate in this giveaway, you must follow the rules set forth. You must first complete the main entry. Once completed, you are eligible for the additional entries as well.

This contest will end Oct. 12th at 11:59 pm CST and is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. You must leave a way for me to contact you when you when. Leave a separate comment for each entry.

Good luck to you all!

Main Entry:

Tell me your secret to staying Ageless

Extra Entries:

(1) Follow Ageless on Twitter.

(2) Follow Ageless on their Facebook page

(3) Follow my blog

(4) Follow me on Twitter: @SereneMoments

(5) Tweet this giveaway, leaving the link for me to find it. You can do this once daily.

Thanks to you all and Good luck!

A special "Thank you" to The Product Review Place for providing me this opportunity through membership.