February 18, 2010

Strange and Funny Giveaways

I've been stumbling on lots of giveaways this month for some funny, odd, and unusual stuff!

There's this cool Snow White Mac Book Decal from Lil Decal Shop you can win over at Ms. Modern. If anyone ever wondered if giveaways lead to sales, well...this one did, because I showed the shop to my husband (there's so much geeky goodness there--a great place to shop for your guy friends) and got something.

The next thing I found was this wonderfully wild umbrella from UrbanTrim that changes color when it gets wet. The spots start out white then slowly change to the colors you see pictured when it gets rained on.

You can enter to win one at Sweeps 4 Bloggers through Feb 27.

And here's a REALLY strange one. MyCandyEyes.com sells all sorts of strange, wild contact lenses (and some more regular color changing ones). You can put stars in your eyes, make your eyes look like soccer balls, or give yourself anime cartoon eyes like the ones pictured here. Not sure if I'd want to do that (hmmm....maybe for Halloween), but it sure is fun to look. You can enter to win a pair at International Giveaways through March 2nd.

The last giveaway is actually not for something that odd--a very practical diaper bag with a built in wipes container. But it was the company name and logo that cracked me up. The company is His Royal Heine and, well, you can see the logo for yourself on the right--isn't that a hoot?! You can win one over at Organic Girl 0 Giveaways and Reviews (through March 18).

February 15, 2010

Watch For Scams

Well, I just almost e-mailed a scammer. I had entered a giveaway for a lovely Shell necklace as part of One World, One Heart...and got a message that landed (properly) in my spam mail folder saying "Send your details to mr.bruce_07@live.com for your shell won prize." Well, sometimes legit blog giveaway messages get transfered into SPAM so I almost answered it...but then, because that was ALL it said (not anything about the blog...not even in the sig, which is unusual) I decided to look the e-mail up on google and guess what: pages and pages about this guy scamming people. WHEW! That was a near miss!

So, if you get that message, avoid it like the plague. It's not from anyone you entered a contest with.

February 5, 2010

Coupon Giveaway


Hello! I am giving away an envelope full of coupons, money-saving articles, and recipes (mostly from All You and Real Simple Magazine).

To enter do ANY ONE of the following. For EXTRA ENTRIES do more than one of these. Make sure to leave one comment for each entry, and include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.

  1. Visit my click to donate site list and pick a site to make a free donation through. All you have to do is click, and they will make a donation in your honor (payed for by advertisers on the site). Come back and share which site you clicked to donate through. You can do this for up to 5 sites for up to 5 different entries (do a separate comment for each please).
  2. Join the Coupons 4 Haiti list, and come back and comment letting me know you did.
  3. Play Free Rice to earn grains of rice for the hungry. Come back and share one of the words you were quizzed on (one entry max).
  4. Blog about this giveaway.
  5. Blog about the the Coupons 4 Haiti list.
  6. Participate in Ads 4 Charity by offering advertising on your website or blog and sharing some or all of the profits with a charity. Make sure to leave your info at Ads 4 Charity so others can find you, and to leave a comment here for your extra entry.
This giveaway ends Feb 8 (unless I choose to extend it). Winner will be chosen by random number generator at Random.org. Open to US entrants only. Winner must claim prize within 24 hours of being contacted. Entering does not sign you up for any mailing lists (unless you enter by joining Coupons 4 Haiti), though since this is a public blog your entries can be viewed by anyone (to avoid spam-bots I suggest writing your e-mail like this: email at yourmail dot com).

You can find more giveaways on this and my other blog listed on my side-bar. And if you like coupon giveaways, here's some I found on other blogs: