Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Giveaway - Check out MasterCard Marketplace and Win a $100 MasterCard Gift Card from BlogHer

This is a sponsored review from BlogHer and MasterCard MarketPlace.

Have you heard of MasterCard MarketPlace?  It is a one-stop place to get up to 50% off on top brands and stores.  Brands you and I trust like Barnes & Noble, Children's Place, Home Depot, Scholastic Store or even upscale stores such as Brookstone, Saks and Sephora. If you're into travel, you can get discounts from  Expedia and Priceline, as well as many cruises and rental cars.

My husband would love to receive some Omaha Steaks.  For me, maybe it's time to get that Shiatsu neck and shoulder massager from Brookstone (hint hint).  With deals like that, you can afford to splurge a little.

For this holiday season until December 24th, MasterCard MarketPlace is offering Holiday Overwhelming Offers that you can register for every day at 1pm EST (excluding holidays). Overwhelming Offers are year round, but this holiday season is a great time to get started.

Signing up is easy, you simply register with your email address and add your MasterCard number. If you've missed the Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals, there are plenty of deep discounts still available at MasterCard MarketPlace.

Check out MasterCard MarketPlace - A smarter way to shop online.  

*** If you'd like win a $100 MasterCard gift card provided by BlogHer, visit MasterCard MarketPlace and leave a comment below with an offer that you'd take advantage of.  Please include your email address in your comment. ***


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Sweepstakes ends 5 PM PST on December 31, 2010.  This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.  Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.  You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here. There are 19 other chances to win located on the BlogHer round-up page.

For more offers check out the exclusive offers page.

Note:   Overwhelming Offers (OO) are limited in quantity, reservation only and limited in time. Participating merchants and offers are subject to change. The OO discount is provided as a statement credit. See for restrictions and complete terms and conditions.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Giveaway - Zodiworks Book and Story Bag


Zodiworks publishes early reader books that were designed to meet a need for the Montessori classroom - books with entertaining stories, easily decodable vocabulary, and that looked like books so children would feel like they were really reading. With beautiful artwork by co-founder Jenn Howard, aka Montessori Mama, Zodibooks appeals to children, and their parents.

With Zodibooks, children have more than just books to read, they have books to play with. Each book has a companion story bag of the key objects in the book, so the child can act out each story. Each bag also contains word cards for every word in the book (including punctuation) so children can reproduce any page, match words to objects, create their own sentences, or other activities with the book and objects.

What comes in the Zodiworks Sam Series 1 Box

Check out this video which shows exactly how Zodibooks helps children learn to read through the variety of tools that come with the books.

Co-founder Robin Jettinghoff is a personal friend in real life.  She is also seeking funding through PeerBackers to publish the next set of books.

*** If you'd like win a Zodiworks book and story bag, visit Zodiworks books and leave a comment below with your choice of book.  The accompanying story bags can be seen at the Zodiworks store.  Please include your email address in your comment. ***

For extra entries, promote this contest by tweet, blog post, StumbleUpon or other social media and leave a separate comment for each with the URL or username. Up to five entries per person.

This giveaway ends December 24, 2010 at 11pm EST and is open to US and Canadian residents.