Thursday, May 28, 2009

Giveaway - Celsius Drinks

What would you think of a soda that actually burns calories? Celsius drinks were developed with a scientifically-validated blend shown to enhance metabolism, and is made with quality ingredients andnutrients including: Green Tea, Ginger, Guarana,Calcium and Chromium.

Multiple studies have shown a single 12 oz. serving of Celsius:
  • Burns up to 100 calories or more per can
  • Raises metabolism over a 3 hour period
  • Delivers sustained energy and a sense of focus
Celsius has only 10 calories and none of the bad stuff - no sugar, no chemical preservatives, no benzoates, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, no aspartame and very low sodium. In comes in five sparkling flavors and two non-carbonated green tea flavors. Celsius can be purchased at GNC, Bristol Farms, Vitamin Shoppe and other retail locations across the country.

I had the opportunity to try a sample pack of Celsius and it definitely lives up to its claims. I had a definite boost in energy with no crash afterwards. My favorite flavor was the sparkling orange. I will mention that it does contain quite a bit of caffeine, so it is not for people sensitive to it. It contains 200mg of caffeine per 12 oz. serving, which is equivalent to two cups of coffee. Other energy drinks contain around 135mg of caffeine, but also come with tons of sugar and other chemicals.

*** If you'd like to try a sample pack of Celsius, visit the Celsius flavors page and leave a comment with your favorite flavor. ***

For extra entries, promote this contest by tweet, blog, Stumble orother social media and leave an separate comment for each with the URLor username.

This giveaway ends June 12, 2008 at 11pm EDT and is open to US residents.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Giveaway - Sandisk slotRadio Player

Do you love music, but don’t have the time to spend hours creating a music library?  The Sandisk slotRadio player is a tiny portable player preloaded with a 1,000 songs from the Billboard charts and organized into various genres - all you have to do is press play.  The slotRadio player gives you a new way of listening to music without the hassle of downloads, software or a PC.  It also has an FM tuner and a belt clip for hands-free listening.

You can purchase the slotRadio player online at for $99.99 (includes the player and a 1,000 song card). Additional genre-specific music cards - Rock, Oldies, Hip Hop, Country, 80's and 90's - are also available for $40 that include 1,000 songs.

I love listening to music and always have my iPod playing at home and in the car, but the slotRadio player has definitely enriched my life.  The iPod boxes you into the songs that you already own on CD or have purchased through iTunes.  The slotRadio is an inexpensive way to gain exposure to much more music without having to listen to commercial radio.  My husband also tried the Oldies card and gave it a big thumbs up for its depth and thoughtful crafting of the playlists.  It is also great to have an FM radio on the go, as I miss that with the iPod.  If there are songs that you can't live without, you can simply connect the slotRadio Player to your computer via a USB cable and drag and drop MP3 files onto it (it has about 64 MB of free space), with no additional software required.  It "automagically" creates a new playlist for your own files.  The only downside to the slotRadio player is that it really operates in a "radio" mode.  You can skip forward through the playlists but not backward (unless you skip forward hundreds of times).  The music format is proprietary so you can't copy the songs to your computer (to be expected).  The sound quality is excellent as well as the battery life.

*** To win your very own Sandisk slotRadio player, visit the SanDisk slotRadio features page and leave a comment with your favorite feature. ***

For extra entries, promote this contest by tweet, blog, Stumble or other social media and leave an separate comment for each with the URL or username.

This giveaway ends June 5, 2008 at 11pm EDT and is open to US and Canada residents.