I used to only do national sweepstakes and instant wins. While I didn't win anything big I always felt lucky when I randomly won a pair of movie tickets or a gift card. One day in mid January I finished my sweepstakes entering early and decided, I'd give blogging a try. I really didn't know what I was doing and ending up opening a twitter account. Definitely had no clue how to even create a blog site. I decided to give it 2 weeks and if nothing happened, I would move on.
So what happened? You guessed it, at the end of those two weeks, I had won 3 blog giveaways- definitely a better rate than the other games I was playing and now 3 months later I am OBSESSED with blogs. I never realized how many giveaway blog sites there were and how each site has so many great giveaways.
So this post is to all the great blog sites who have made my day each time I got one of those winning emails. The work put into each site-- the reviews, pictures, graphics, communication with sponsors is very appreciated by me and all the equally obsessed readers out there!
1/21 Abigail Reynold's Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World My first win from Books Like Breathing! I love books especially anything related to Jane Austen's books.
1/27 Jane Doiron's Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms won at Closet of Treasures. I'm not much of a cook and if I am going to cook I want quick, easy recipes. This cookbook was just the thing to win!
1/28 EA Sports Active Wii game won at Kindred Spirit Mommy. I just got a Wii for Christmas but haven't had a chance to buy any games so I was so excited to win this.
2/1 Hippie Wicks Juicy Orange & Promegrante Soap from Smart and Trendy Moms. This soap smells amazing. Fills up my whole bathroom with a wonderful scent.
2/1 Bummas from Closet of Treasures, the perfect gift for my expecting friend.
2/5 Frais Pocket Hand Sanitizer from Blissful Bee Boutique, perfect item to always have in your purse.
2/6 Scrubz $15 Gift Certificate from Second Time Around used to buy
2/6 Louis Anthony Jeweler's PEARL NECKLACE! from Eighty MPH Mom. Its absolutely gorgeous. My jaw dropped when I saw the subject line in the winning email. Definitely my favorite win of February. See pic- it's a beautiful multi pink toned necklace.
2/7 Larry's Beans Gift Pack with 1 lb of coffee and mug from Midday Escapades. Gave the coffee to my parents who love coffee and they really enjoyed the blend.
2/9 Jenerations Baby Shampoo and Conditioner from Morris Bunch Blog. I gave this to my neighbor who has the cutest little girl.
2/11 Mayfair Lane product prize pack from Penny Pitching Mama. Mayfair specializes in stationary, clips, and picture frame that stick to your stainless steel refrigerator!
2/11 Swarovski Crystal Heart T-shirt from Executees.net from Kindred Spirit Mommy. Great shirt, see pic and the shirt material is so soft too.
2/13 Scentsy Car Candle from Seeryus Mama. This leaves such a great scent in my car.
2/16 500 Business Cards from Uprinting won from Energizer Bunny's Mommy Reports. This was perfect timing. My husband just ran out of business cards. Uprinting not only had great quality but fast service too!
2/16 Forever All Gift Set Hammie Downz from Morris Blog Bunch. This was the cutest gift set, the overalls are just adorable!
2/19 "The Swan Thieves" by Elisabeth Kostova from the Review Broads. I haven't had a chance to read this book yet, apparently I'm spending too much time blogging. I can't wait to read it though. Elisabeth Kostova is also the author of "The Historian."
2/20 Hairfree Round and Flat Brush from the Fairy Blog Mother. I needed a brush, I had gotten away with not having a brush for a few months because my hair was short but it was starting to become more noticeable.
2/20 Kimochi Doll from Take it From Me. I choose the Bug Doll and it is too cute. By the way, Kimochi in Japanese means feelings.
2/21 The Survivor's Club by Ben Sherwood from A Second Time Around. I haven't started this book yet but I've heard a lot about it on television and print reviews.
2/25 Baby Silk Delicate Skin Lotion from Sugar Pop Ribbons. This one also want to my neighbor who says it works really well.
2/25 Beklina Linna Rennel Scarf from Mint Green with Envy. I choose the blue and white one and its gorgeous!
2/28 Noah's Arc Animal Workshop Pink Poodle from One Bored Mommy. This stuffed animal poodle bag is too cute. It also came with cute little nail polish for kids.
2/28 GM Retro Cereal Prize Pack with 5 boxes of cereal- Honey Nut Cheerios, Cheerios, Trix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Lucky Charms, Honey Nut Cheerios T-shirt, and a $10 Target card. Great prize pack! I won this from the Mommy-Files.
I didn't totally forget my national instant win campaigns in January and February- though the number of contests I entered dropped dramatically. I still won countless Nestle Crunch Bars, NFL Snickers Serving Tray, cooking.com gift cards, 1 box of Nature Valley granola bars, $5 checks from Honey Nut, a few jars of Pace Salsa, a Papa Johns med pizza and cokes from Coca Cola, Promtheus Lighter, $25 Edo Cash from Coke, 2 Free movie passes, Advil gel caps, Allure monthly giveaways were Casa di Francesca Vanilla Scent, Elizabeth Grant the Socializer, and Garnier Ultra Lift Pro Cream. My favorite instant win was the from Docker's. When the Docker's Superbowl commercial came up, if you were the first 2010 to login and enter, you won!