Friday, November 25, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win 13 Prizes at K Squared Glamour

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I did, and now I'm back on the hunt for free stuff. There are a lot of great giveaways starting today! One of the most exciting new giveaways that I've found today is at K Squared Glamour. One very lucky winner will be scoring 13 prizes, worth over $1000 all together. Prizes include a camcorder, boots, jewelry, clothing and more. This Rafflecopter giveaway is open to US residents only, and ends on 12/6. Good luck!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I've Been Getting Lucky!

I've been on a bit of a losing streak for the past month or so, but my luck has finally changed! I've won several cool things over the past few days, and I just wanted to brag a little.

I'm very excited about winning a Kritter Kondo Deluxe, Kritter Kondo Konnector, and Shade Canopy in the "Lub My Box" photo contest at Kritters That Twitter.  This is a Kritter Kondo:


I'm really happy about winning this prize. Currently, none of my cats are allowed to go outside because I feel that it isn't safe... too many of my childhood pets were run over by cars. One of my cats, Cheeto, would love to go out- he was a street cat before we grabbed him, and he's always trying to sneak out the door. After the Kritter Kondo arrives, Cheeto will be able to enjoy spending time outside safely! Plus, this prize package is worth $330, making it the most valuable prize I've won so far. Thanks very much to Kritters that Twitter and all of the contest judges for choosing my picture of Cricket as the platinum paw winner :) Here's the pic in case anyone wants to see it:


I also won an awesome prize for my cats from Stretching the One Income Dollar. Check out this cute Kat Kabin:
I think it's adorable. Hopefully, at least one of my creatures will opt to sleep in this rather than in random boxes or on top of my clean laundry. It's retail value is $99. Thank you, Monique!

It might seem like my poor dog is getting left out, but don't feel sorry for her! I've won not one, but three, doggie prizes within the past few days.
  • 3 1/2 lb tub of IN Supplements for Dogs from Doggies and Stuff. These supplements should help to keep my dog's coat soft and shiny. ($28 value)
  • 2 bags of Bocce's Bakery dog biscuits from Barkzilla, which I'm sure she'll love.  ($19 value)
  • Natural Dog Grooming Gift Set by EO from Andie's Sharing the Savings. Cricket doesn't like baths, but I like it when she smells good! ($28 value)
Finally, I won $100 to Karen Kane from Susan's Disney Family. I could really use a nice new outfit for the holidays, so I was very happy with this win. Thank you, Susan!

I hope everyone is having as much good luck as I am this week. If not, keep trying! You never know when your luck might turn around.

Giveaway of the Day: Win a $25 Kroger Gift Card at Our Ordinary Life

Sorry for slacking off on the daily giveaway feature, I've been feeling a little under the weather. Anyway, who likes to shop at Kroger? It happens to be my favorite grocery store, because it has a nicer selection than the other local stores and they usually have pretty good sales, too. If you like shopping at Kroger as well, enter to win a $25 Kroger gift card at Our Ordinary Life. All you have to do in order to enter is comment about what type of milk you like to buy. This giveaway ends November 25th. Good luck!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win a $100 Amazon GC at Beautifully Bella Faith

I dunno about you guys, but I have been trying my hardest to rack up some gift cards to use for Christmas this year because money is tight! So, I was excited to see this giveaway at Beautifully Bella Faith- she's giving away $100 Amazon Gift Cards to THREE lucky readers! The giveaway is open worldwide, and ends on 12/16. Check out her many other awesome giveaways as well. Good luck!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

**CLOSED**Gratitude Giveaway: $10 Amazon Gift Card (11/27)



Welcome to the Gratitude Giveaway Hop! As a little thank you gift to my followers, I'm giving away a $10 Amazon.com gift code. After you've entered here, be sure to check out the linky at the bottom of the post- there are over 300 blogs offering up prizes! Feel free to enter my other giveaways as well- they're listed on the right sidebar.

**Giveaway**

Rules
  • Open to US residents, ages 18+
  • One entry per household
  • See my Official Rules page for more details
Prize: One $10 Amazon.com Gift Card

How To Enter: Simply follow my blog via GFC (widget is on right sidebar) OR like my page on Facebook, and leave your user name and email address in a comment on this post.

This giveaway will end at 11:59pm EST on November 27th, 2011. The winner will be selected using random.org, and notified via email. If the winner does not respond to their email within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

And the Winner Is...



Congrats to AshleyOhio, who won the $25 EdenFantasys.com Gift Code with comment #11! Everyone else, thank you very much for entering and check back soon- I plan on having another EdenFantasys giveaway in the near future!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win Prizes worth $215+ at Whirlwind of Surprises

Whirlwind of Surprises has some great prizes up for grabs in her Turkey Trot Giveaway! She's offering the following items:
  • Over $100 of Sibu beauty products
  • Two Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVDs ($40)
  • Lovable Labels Holiday Pack ($21.95)
  • A $50 EdenFantasys Gift Card
There are numerous ways to enter this rafflecopter giveaway, which ends on 11/21. There are also 32 other blogs with great prizes of their own participating in the Turkey Trot giveaway hop- you can see them in the linky at the bottom of her post!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Contest: Swagbucks Pays for Your Holidays


Search & Win


SwagBucks is having an exciting holiday contest until November 28th! All you have to do to enter is sign up for SwagBucks (if you haven't done so already), build a wishlist, and share that wishlist on twitter and facebook for more entries. One lucky person will win $2500 in Amazon gift cards, and they'll be giving away Swag Store prizes every week day leading up to the grand prize drawing. You can also tweet about the contest using the hashtag #SBHolidays for a chance to win swagbucks and prizes.

If you don't already use SwagBucks, consider signing up! You can earn SwagBucks just for searching with their toolbar, filling out surveys, watching short videos, and completing other easy tasks and then use those SwagBucks to buy things from their store. I put in a minimal amount of effort and still get $5-10 in Amazon gift cards per month- you could easily earn a lot more than that if you try!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win Your Choice of Product by Perricone at Pink Dandy Chatter


I've never tried Perricone MD's beauty products, but they make a lot of things that I'd like to try. Their anti-aging products, such as Cold Plasma and Acyl-Glutathione, are supposed to be phenomenal. They also have cleansers, eye treatments, acne treatments, and more. If you want some great skin care products, enter to win your choice of Perricone product (valued at $150 or less) at Pink Dandy Chatter! This giveaway ends on November 27th at noon MST. Good luck!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win a Basket of Mederma Products at Southern Brittany


Let's face it- most of us have a few stretch marks or scars that we'd like to get rid of. I've personally used Mederma products on scars before and they worked pretty well for me. If you'd like to try Mederma, you should enter this contest at Southern Brittany- she's giving away a whole basket full of goodies! All you have to do is play "stretch the truth" with her in order to enter. Hurry, though- this giveaway ends tomorrow night!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

**CLOSED**My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software Review and Giveaway (11/30)




 Years ago, I thought it would be fun to try scrapbooking. I envisioned putting together this beautiful book full of great pictures that would preserve my fondest memories for years to come. Well, little did I know that scrapbooking can actually be kind of a pain. It's not that easy to put together a scrapbook that actually looks good- it takes a lot of effort, and it can be expensive, too. For a slacker like me, it was just too much trouble. After fiddling around for a few days, I put away my supplies and forgot about scrapbooking.

When I found out about My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software, I felt that old creative energy welling up again. However, I was a bit doubtful-  would I get frustrated with this as quickly as I did with traditional scrapbooking? The answer was no! I quickly figured out how to use the software, and in no time I had created a cute page showcasing my pets. Take a look:



Not too shabby! I had fun playing around with the software, and I'm looking forward to actually doing something with the countless other digital photos that have been doing nothing but taking up space on my hard drive. 

My Memories Suite  is easy enough for a beginner to use, but powerful enough to satisfy experienced scrapbookers as well.  This top rated software offers powerful design tools, a user-friendly interface, and multiple sharing options. Here are a few of the things that you can do with My Memories:
  • Build pages from scratch or use a professionally designed template
  • Enhance your scrapbook with music, narration, and video
  • Create your own word art with effects like bevel, emboss, warping, and more
  • Layer multiple background papers
  • Duplicate and mirror your pages easily
  • Create photobooks, calendars, and cards
  • Turn your scrapbook into a movie to watch on a DVD or view on an iPod
My Memories Suite comes with a large collection of papers and embellishments, and there are even more goodies that you can download from their site! Some of their digital scrapbooking kits are free, and others cost a few dollars. Here are a few that caught my eye:

           Autumn Rose (free)                 Harvest Kitchen Paper Pieces ($1.49)

I prefer digital scrapbooking to the traditional method for several reasons. First of all, there's no mess to worry about- when you're done, all you have to do is save your work and hit "x." Also, it's cheaper! Real paper and embellishments can only be used once, then you have to go out and buy more. Digital paper and embellishments can be used as many times as you want, at no additional cost. Another advantage to going digital is that it's more forgiving- mistakes can be undone with a click of a button. Decide that you don't like that background paper so much after all? You can change it in seconds, without moving any of your pictures. I could go on and on about the advantages of using this software, but I think you probably get the point: digital scrapbooking is simply an easier, less expensive, and more modern alternative.

Special Offer

My Memories has offered a special code just for my readers! When you purchase My Memories Suite v2, you can use this coupon code: STMMMS27110 and get a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook Software plus a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store!

**Giveaway**
My Memories has generously offered a copy of their software (a $40 value) for me to give away to one of my readers! The software is a digital download, and it will work on the following platforms: Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later.

This contest is open world wide, but the My Memories software is intended for use with English language computers. Only one person (age 18+) per household may enter. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depends upon the number of eligible entries received .Winner will be chosen via random.org and notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if they fail to do so a new winner will be chosen.


Mandatory Entry: Visit mymemories.com and leave a comment on this post telling me which of their digital scrapbooking kits is your favorite. This entry must be completed in order for you to be eligible to win. Please leave your email address with this comment so I'll be able to contact you if you win.

Bonus Entries
*Each of these options is worth one bonus entry each unless otherwise noted. Leave a separate comment for each one you complete!*
  • Follow me via GFC (widget is on my right sidebar, try refreshing if it isn't showing up)
  • Follow me on twitter @giveawaysetc, and leave your twitter name in your comment
  • Follow @MyMemoriesSuite on twitter, and leave your twitter name in your comment
  • "Like" Slacker's Paradise on facebook, and leave your facebook name in your comment
  • Be my friend on facebook, and leave your facebook name in your comment.
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  • Subscribe to Slacker's Paradise via RSS or email- both options are found near the middle of my right sidebar.
  • Enter another one of my current giveaways and tell me which one.
  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link to your tweet in your comment- you can use the convenient tweet button at the top of this post! You may tweet once per day for an extra entry each day.
This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm EST on November 30, 2011.


Disclosure: I received a free copy of My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software in exchange for this post, and I will receive a $20 PayPal deposit each time my special promo code is used. However, all opinions expressed in this post are genuine.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win a $50 EdenFantasys.com Gift Card at Jenn.nu!



I just found yet another EdenFantasys.com giveaway at Jenn.nu! See that heart shaped pillow above? That's a Liberator Heart Wedge, and I really want one, so I'm entering all of the EdenFantasys giveaways that I can find. If there's something at EdenFantasys.com that you have your eye on, head over to Jenn's blog and enter to win a $50 gift card. This Rafflecopter giveaway ends on 11/14. Good luck! Oh, and if you haven't done so yet, make sure to enter my $25 EdenFantasys GC giveaway as well!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win a $100 Wilson's Leather GC at Ascending Butterfly


I love leather- especially leather handbags. I like the look, the feel, even the smell of leather. However, I do not like the price, and since I'm usually broke, I rarely buy any of the lovely leather items that I admire. I'd love to win some, though! That's why I'm entering to win a $100 gift card to Wilsons Leather at Ascending Butterfly. If you'd like a nice new leather item, head over and get your entries in!  This giveaway is open until November 15th, and there are plenty of entry methods.  Good luck!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Slackin' Sunday 11/06


"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."
- Hunter S. Thompsom


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win Swiss Diamond's 6 Piece Cookware Set at Momma Told Me

Wow, there are sooo many good giveaways going on right now! Though I didn't win much in October, I have high hopes for November. One blog that is giving away tons of great stuff right now is Momma Told Me. She's opened so many fantastic giveaways over the past few days that it was hard to pick just one to showcase, but I decided on this one: Swiss Diamond's 6 Piece Cookware Set ($515 value). This high quality cookware set is something that just about anyone would love to win, or to receive as a gift this Christmas. Even if this doesn't appeal to you for some crazy reason, you should really check out the giveaways at Momma Told Me- she's giving away beauty products, a GPS, foods, a robotic vacuum and lots more!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win a Hoover Max Extract 77 at Mom Mart


I have a lot of pets, so my carpets need to be cleaned pretty frequently. I currently have to borrow my mom's carpet cleaner because I can't afford one, so I was happy to see that Mom Mart is giving away a nice looking Hoover floor cleaner. The Max Extract 77 can be used to clean carpets and hard floors, and it's worth nearly $300! If you want to enter this great giveaway, head on over to Mom Mart before November 25th. Good luck!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Weirder Than Marshmallows: Book Review + Special Offer





Weirder Than Marshmallows:
Essays and Observations by Dan Fogg
Compiled and Edited by Deborah Carney
Published by NightFire Publications

I like weird stuff. If something can be described as strange or bizarre, there's a good chance that I'll like it at least a little bit. So, when I read the description of Weirder Than Marshmallows- "Stories that are, like marshmallows, strange, mind boggling... hard to explain, impossible to ignore"- it appealed to me.

Weirder Than Marshmallows contains true stories and essays by the author, Dan Fogg. Most of the essays are humorous, but some are more serious and personal. Much of the humor is based on human stupidity. Fogg addresses topics such as seemingly unnecessary warning labels (i.e. "highly flammable!" on lighter fluid), technological malfunctions, and people who don't know the difference between "lose" and "loose"- that's a pet peeve of mine, so I can relate! The more serious essays deal with issues such as the aftermath of Columbine and the 2000 Presidential elections.

This book isn't perfect. For one thing, it's quite short- many of the chapters are only a page or two long. Also,the writing didn't seem very polished. I feel that the book could have benefited from some grammatical changes. Many sentences started with conjunctions (such as "and" or "but"), and while that isn't always a bad thing, I feel that it was done a bit too often and made the writing seem choppy or fragmented at times.

Fogg writes in sort of an informal, conversational style- I often felt more like I was reading a blog post or an email from a friend rather than a book. That type of style could be a good thing or not, depending on your personal preference.

As I read, I found myself becoming more interested in the story behind the book. From a few personal details in the essays and from the editors notes, I gathered that the author was a young man with a disability who felt driven to become a writer. Tragically, Dan Fogg died in his early 20's. His mother, knowing how badly Dan wanted to become a successful writer, gathered his essays, edited them, and had them published. This book serves as a tribute to an ambitious young writer who died much too soon.

Although Weirder Than Marshmallows has its flaws, it did touch me. Dan Fogg clearly loved writing, and he was striving to improve his style. He had potential, and his death was a tragedy.  After reading about Dan, I feel inspired to work on my own writing skills, maybe type up a few stories. So, I'm glad that I read this book. After all, it's easy to find a few cheap laughs, but it's not every day that I read something that actually motivates me.

If you want to know more about Weirder Than Marshmallows or its author, Dan Fogg, please visit NightFire Publications and the Weirder Than Marshmallows facebook page .

Special Offer
If you'd like to read Weirder Than Marshmallows by Dan Fogg, you can purchase the Kindle Edition for $7.99 on Amazon.com. As a special limited time offer, any of you who purchase the kindle edition can get a special Scentsy Pumpkin Marshmallow Scent Circle- all you have to do is forward your receipt to dc@nightfirepublications.com


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Congrats, Winners!

A few of my giveaways have ended over the past few days, and now I have three confirmed winners!

The winner of my leather Woofwerks dog collar giveaway is Uneatable Sorbet (comment #114), who won on a re-draw after the first winner failed to respond within 48 hours. The collar will be worn by her black lab, Mu, who wandered into her back yard one day and became her beloved pet.

The winners of my Spooktacular book giveaway were Ashlyn_Jai (comment #53), who won the Scary Stories Treasury, and sweetsue (comment #26), who won Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk.

Congratulations, everyone! I will be mailing your prizes out within the next few days. To everyone else, thanks very much for entering my giveaways, and stay tuned- I'll be having more over the next few months. And remember, if you like entering contests, try to check your spam folders often- missing out on prizes due to winning notifications ending up in there is no fun for anyone! Well, maybe it is for the person who wins on the re-draw, but you know what I mean...

Giveaway of the Day: Black Friday Frenzy Gift Card Giveaway

I've already mentioned that I'm really hoping to win some gift cards this month to buy Christmas presents with- so I was very excited to see the Black Friday Frenzy Gift Card Giveaway! For this event, 21 blogs have come together to offer 21 gift cards to 21 winners! The gift cards are to places such as Target, Walmart, Amazon.com, Kohls, and more. If you wanna win, enter at one of the 21 participating blogs (I entered at giveawaybandit.com) before November 10th. Good luck!

Giveaway of the Day: Gift Card Giveaway Gala at MamaNYC

To celebrate the relocation of MamaNYC Headquarters, MamaNYC is giving away six gift cards! Here are the prizes:
  • Grand Prize: $100 American Express Gift Card and $50 PayPal Cash
  • First Place: $75 Visa Gift Card
  • Second Place: $50 Visa Gift Card
  • Third & Fourth Place: $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • Fifth & Sixth Place: $10 Amazon Gift Card
This awesome rafflecopter giveaway is open until November 25th, and there are lots of ways to enter. She's planning on having even more great giveaways later this month, too! Check out MamaNYC for your chance to win.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Look at What I Won!

I recently won a cool dog collar from Rachel's Reviews and Giveaways and Chloe's Collars, and I thought I'd show it off.



This is Cricket, modeling her new Retro Rover collar. It's hard to get a good pic of her because she's camera shy, but I think the collar is really cute and it suits her. If you're interested in having a cute, kitschy handmade collar or leash for your dog, check out Chloe's Collar on Etsy!  She has a lot of great ones- I had a hard time choosing mine because I liked so many of them.

Here's a bonus pic of Cricket wearing her headless horseman Halloween costume. We were going to have her sit on the porch with us while we hand out candy, but then I found out that I have to work while Trick or Treat is going on... blah. Maybe next year. She doesn't care much for the costume, but the cats sure do think it's interesting!



 

Giveaway of the Day: Win a $100 GC to ATG Stores at Crazy House

I don't know about you, but with Christmas looming, I'm attempting to win as many gift cards as I can. That's why I was happy to see that Crazy House is giving away a $100 ATG Stores Gift Card! I've never made a purchase from ATG stores before, but they have all kinds of things- furniture, decorations, linens, toys, pet supplies, etc. There's definitely something for everyone, so it looks like a great place to do a bit of Christmas shopping. If you agree, enter this rafflecopter giveaway before 11/15 for your chance to win. Good luck!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win a $150 American Express GC at She Scribes

You could win a $150 American Express gift card at She Scribes just for commenting about your worst online shopping mistakes! With the holidays coming up, an extra $150 would be just what the doctor ordered. This is just one of many great giveaways going on at She Scribes right now- she's really on a roll. Check it out before November 8th for your chance to win!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win a $55 EdenFantasys GC at Table for Five!

Oh, I know, I just can't shut up about EdenFantasys lately- but they have so much stuff I want that I just can't help myself. There is yet another EdenFantasys giveaway going on at Table for Five! You could win a $55 gift card in this Rafflecopter giveaway, but only for a few more days, so hurry! They have a couple of other nice giveaways going on, so check those out as well. And if you haven't done so already, be sure to enter my own EdenFantasys giveaway. Good luck!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

*CLOSED* Spooktacular Giveaway Hop: Win One of These Spooky Books! (US only, 2 winners, ends 10/31)




Hey slackers, welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and The Diary of a Bookworm. This is a huuuge giveaway hop- I'm somewhere around #334 on a list of 425. So, congrats on making it here if you started from the top of the list! You're probably kind of worn out, so I'll get down to business. I'm a big fan of the horror genre, and I've picked a few great (and spooky) reads out of my personal collection to give away to some lucky readers. Each title links to the book's Amazon page, so check that out if you want more info about any of them. If you want to see the many other blogs who are participating in this hop, there is a linky at the bottom of this post.

First, I have a hard cover copy of the Scary Stories Treasury by Alvin Schwartz, illustrated by Stephen Gammell. This very gently used book is appropriate for ages 9 and up, and contains all three of Scwartz's best selling scary story collections. Let me tell you, these stories used to freak me out when I was a kid- I think the warped illustrations had a lot to do with that. None of the stories are too gory or terrifying, but they're definitely creepy.
Next up, I have The Dead That Walk edited by Stephen Jones. This is a collection of short stories about- you guessed it- zombies. There are 24 short stories in the books, and from what I remember, some of them are quite good. Authors include Clive Barker, Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft, Joe Hill, and Richard Matheson. The book is a gently used paperback copy- it has a few dog eared pages, but that's about it.
I also have this Mass Market Paperback copy of Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane. This one's more mystery than horror, but it's pretty creepy. I liked this book a lot, although I was a bit disappointed by the movie. Lots of twists, turns, thrills, and chills. The front cover on this copy has a few creases and the corners are a bit worn.


  
This is So Close the Hand of Death by J.T. Ellison, and my paperback copy is an uncorrected proof. It's in pretty good shape. To be honest, I don't remember much about this thriller. It's about an FBI agent who is trying to hunt down a serial killer called the Pretender, who likes to imitate famous murderers such as the Boston Strangler, the Zodiac Killer, and Son of Sam. The Chicago Tribune recommends this book for "fans of intelligently written, intricately crafted thrillers."


Blind Spot by Nancy Bush is another thriller that I have no recollection of, but it looks appropriate for this giveaway. According to Publisher's Weekly, Blind Spot is "an eerie suspense novel woven with a compelling romance... the terrifying denouement will have readers riveted." This copy is a gently used mass market paperback.


Do all of those other books sound super tame to you? Maybe you'd like Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk. This is a novel made up of 23 "horrifying, hilarious, and stomach-churning stories." I must stress that this is not a book for the faint of heart or the easily offended.  One of these stories, "Guts," managed to gross me out pretty badly, and that's not an easy task. According to popular legend, loads of people passed out when Palahniuk read it aloud during a book tour. Nevertheless, I liked this book more than most other Palahniuk's novels. It has a neat glow in the dark cover, too! This copy is a gently used paperback

 So, here's how this is gonna work. I will be picking two random winners at the end of this giveaway, and each winner will receive one of these six books. You will receive your first choice, unless you are the second winner and the first winner chose the book you wanted. In that case, you will receive your second choice. This giveaway is open only to US Residents ages 18+.  I will email the winner- either add luckyjd2k@gmail.com to your address book or make sure to check your spam folder after the giveaway ends so that you don't miss out!  

Mandatory Entry
Simply comment on this post and tell me which books (of the six I listed) you would like to win! What are your top two picks? Please leave your email address in this entry so that I will be able to contact you if you win. This entry must be completed in order for you to be eligible to win!

Optional Bonus Entries
Each of these options is worth one bonus entry. You don't have to complete any of them, but if you do it will increase your chances of winning. You must leave a separate comment for each one that you choose to complete!
  1. Follow me publicly via GFC, and leave a comment letting me know that you do. The GFC widget is near the top of my right sidebar- if it isn't showing up, refresh the page.
  2. Follow me on Twitter @giveawaysetc, and leave a comment with your twitter name.
  3. "Like" the Slacker's Paradise Facebook page, and leave a comment with your Facebook name (first name and last initial would be fine).
  4. Be my friend on Facebook, and leave a comment with your Facebook name.
  5. Be my friend on Goodreads, and leave a comment with your Goodreads name.

Only US residents ages 18+ are eligible to win. Only one person per household may enter. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. I reserve the right to delete comments that do not comply with the rules. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on Oct. 31, 2011. Winners will be chosen via random.org, and notified by email by November 2nd. Winners must respond to the email within 48 hours, or I will choose a new winner. Winner will be required to give me his or her name and shipping information, and I will personally mail out the prizes. I cannot be held responsible for typographical errors in shipping information, or for items lost in the mail. This giveaway is not sponsored by or affiliated with Facebook or Twitter. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.





*CLOSED* Treat Yourself with EdenFantasys: $25 EdenFantasys Gift Card Giveaway (Ends 11/13)


Warning: Although I'm keeping this post PG-13, edenfantasys.com is an adult store- please use discretion when opening links.

If you read my last post about edenfantasys.com, you know that it's my favorite place to buy lingerie and adult items online. They offer a wide variety of great products in a fun, welcoming environment. So, I'm thrilled that edenfantasys has generously offered a $25 Gift Card for me to give away to one of my readers! What can you get for $25? Lots of things- let me give you a few examples.

From the lingerie section, you could get these cute and festive panties for $16.99. Perfect for the holiday season!

 

 There are plenty of items under $25 in the Sensual Love section, including this Tantric massage oil ($10.99). Judging by the reviews, this oil is very nice, and it comes in several different fragrances.  

 For the readers out there, EdenFantasys offers a wide variety of books, such as erotic fiction, guides to better sex, BDSM, and erotic art. Many of the books are under $25, including highly rated Sweet Life: Erotic Fantasies for Couples ($15.99).



Of course, edenfantasys also has all kinds of toys. You might think that you can't get decent sex toys for less than $25, but you can! For example,  you could get this cute and powerful Multispeed basic vibrating bullet for only $7.99. It's usually $9.99, but all of Eden's vibes are 20% off right now. Want something a little more luxurious? Look at the beautiful Couture and L'amour vibes- they're 30% off! Both of those promotions will be ending on Oct. 28, so hurry!



**Giveaway**

Treat yourself to something fun- enter to win a $25 Gift Card to edenfantasys.com
  • This giveaway is open world wide to adults ages 18+. Only one person per household may enter. Your chance of winning depends on the number of eligible entries received.

Mandatory Entry
Simply leave a comment telling me something that you'd like to have from edenfantasys.com. Please include your email address with this comment so that I will be able to reach you if you win! This entry must be completed in order for you to be eligible for you to win.

Optional Bonus Entries
You don't have to complete any of these entries, but if you do you will have a better chance of winning. Each one is worth one bonus entry unless otherwise noted. Please leave a separate comment for each entry!
  • Follow me publicly via GFC, and comment letting me know that you do. The GFC widget is near the top of my right sidebar- if it isn't showing up, try refreshing to page.
  • Follow me on twitter @giveawaysetc and comment with your twitter name.
  • Follow @EdenFantasys on twitter and comment with your twitter name.
  • Follow @EdenAmbassadors on twitter and comment with your twitter name.
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  • Follow me on StumbleUpon and comment with your user name.
  • Enter another one of my current giveaways and comment telling me that you did so- one entry per giveaway.
  • You may tweet about this giveaway once per day for an extra entry each day. Please use the tweet button at the bottom of this page and comment with a link to your tweet.

Entries will be verified, so don't cheat! If you don't play by the rules, your comments will be deleted.

This giveaway will end at 11:59 EST on November 13, 2011. I will choose the winner via random.org and notify them via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if they fail to do so I will pick a new winner. Prize is to be delivered by the sponsor, edenfantasys.com.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclosure: I received a gift card for writing this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nice Facebook Contest for Dog Owners


Hey fellow dog owners, do you ever walk your dog at night and worry about safety? If so, then you might be interested in this contest. If you post a pic of your dog and a fun fact about them on Petflect Saftey Products' facebook page, you could win a Petflect Safety System. The system includes a relfective leash, reflective collar, and a light weight fluorescent vest. The picture that gets the most likes by 4PM on Oct. 25th wins! And if you don't have a dog, you could always go check out the cute doggie pics and "like" your favorite (hint: I'm Jay Dee on facebook and I would definitely appreciate any likes you could send my way). I wasn't paid for this post or anything, just wanted to share.

Giveaway of the Day: Win a $150 Visa Gift Card at Colie's Kitchen

Who wouldn't want a $150 Visa Card? I know I could certainly use it, which is why I'm entering to win one at Colie's Kitchen. The giveaway is open until December 17th, so there's plenty of time to get your enties in. Colie says she has lots of giveaways lined up for this holiday season, so keep an eye on her blog!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Giveaways of the Day: In Honor of the Tatas Event

Makobi Scribe and Boobies, Babies, & a Blog are presenting the In Honor of the Tatas Giveaway Hop to promote breast cancer awareness! This event started today, October 21st, and will end on October 24th. Each of the 85 participating blogs is offering a prize or prize pack worth at least $50. There are lots of great prizes up for grabs- here are a few that I'd like to win.

  • At Boobies, Babies, & a Blog you can enter to win an awareness bracelet, cupcake kit, $25 to Fantasy Jewelry Box, and $55 to EdenFantasys. 
  • Mother of Pearl it Is is giving away a pink Owie pillow, an Avon Pampering Pack, a Partylite candle set, and a $25 Walmart online gift card.
  • Jewelry for Change is giving away a pretty pair of Pink Chendelier earrings from Jewelry Bar.
  • Practical Frugality has a World Deluxe Membership to Ancestry.com up for grabs (Valued at $299)
  • You could win a $55 EdenFantasys gift card at The Ethertons
Those are only a few of the many great giveaways in this event- hurry and get your entries in!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win $50 to RedEnvelope from Sweeps4Bloggers

Have you heard of redenvelope.com? They have all sorts of great gifts for men, women, and kids. With the holidays coming up, winning $50 to spend there would be awesome. That's why I was happy to see this giveaway at Sweeps4Bloggers. I entered several redenvelope giveaways last year, but I didn't win any... maybe I'll have better luck this year! I've seen several things on there that I'd like to get for my fiance or my dad. If you'd like to win too, head over and enter before November 10- there are lots of bonus entry options!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What's Your Favorite Scary Movie?

Nothing gets me into the Halloween spirit like a good old fashioned horror movie. When I was a teenager, I must have watched just about every singe one available at the local Blockbuster. Remember when you had to actually go to a video store to rent a movie? Man, I feel old. Anyway, here are some of my favorites- if you find yourself jonesing for a fright, check one out.


He'll Always Be Zachary to Me
 1. Hocus Pocus: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy star as sister witches in this 1993 Halloween comedy. I loved this one as a kid, and I still watch it once in a while. I was about to write a little about the plot and whatnot, but now I'm distracted because I just saw on IMDB that the cat/boy who I always thought was named Zachary Binx is actually Thackery Binx. What!? I couldn't believe it, so I went to Google and typed "Zachary Thackery Binx." The first result was a facebook page dedicated to this very issue. At least I'm not alone- 192 other people firmly believed that his name was Zachary. Ok, now back to the topic at hand. I recommend Hocus Pocus if you want a family friendly Halloween movie that's more funny than scary and/or you'd like to see Bette do a killer rendition of "I Put a Spell on You." Hocus Pocus is going to be on ABC family several times during the next few weeks, if you're interested in seeing it.

Groovy.
 2. The Evil Dead: A young and dashing Bruce Campbell stars as Ash in this early '80s cult classic. Here's a tip for all you campers: if you just happen to find a copy of the Necronomicon (complete with a recorded translation) laying around in your cabin, you should probably just leave it alone. Ash and his friends just had to play the tape and things didn't exactly pan out well for them, what with the demon possession and everything.  In spite of its low budget, Evil Dead delivers. It's gory, creepy, and pretty original as well. I also love the sequel/remake, Evil Dead II- in fact, I think I might prefer it. Evil Dead II mixes some humor in with the terror, and Ash is much more of a badass in II than he was in the original. I think I'll be viewing both of them this Halloween- luckily for me, the original is available on Netflix watch instant, and I'm pretty sure I have a copy of II around here somewhere.



They're coming to get you, Barbara!
 3. Night of the Living Dead: I know that zombies are kinda played out these days, but I still have a soft spot for the undead. George Romero directed this groundbreaking black and white horror film in 1968, and it's pretty much a must-see for any horror fan. Sure, Barbara's histrionics can get annoying, but NOTLD is still a thoroughly creepy movie. And that denouement? Dark! Romero usually likes to throw a little bit of social commentary into his films, which I enjoy. The next two films in the series, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead are both definitely worth watching as well. The more recent ones... not so much. NOTLD is available to watch instantly on Netflix, and I recommend it to any fan of the genre.



Watch your heads.
 4. Sleepy Hollow: You know the story: Ichabod Crane is sent to the town of  Sleepy Hollow to investigate some decapitations, there is a headless horseman running amok, et cetera. What really makes this movie a must-watch for me is the atmosphere and the acting. Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken with some sick pointy teeth.... what's not to like? While it isn't exactly the most terrifying movie ever, Sleepy Hollow is pretty spooky and perfect to watch while cuddled up with your special someone on Halloween.






Silencio...
5. Mulholland Drive: I wanted to put a David Lynch movie on the list because he's one of my favorite directors, and I'm going with this one because I think it's a little more accessible than some of his other films. Plus, it has a scene in it that freaks me out every single time. It involves a dumpster, and if you've seen this one before I bet you know what I'm talking about. I recommend Mulholland Drive for people who like weird, unconventional movies that take some analysis to figure out. If you liked Inception, you might like this. This isn't your typical horror movie- it's more of a mystery, I suppose. Although it isn't terribly scary, it fills me with a sense of dread at points. For example, the performance of Llorando at Club Silencio- what a great scene. If you watch Mulholland Drive and enjoy it, try some of Lynch's other films. Lost Highway, Inland Empire, and Blue Velvet are my other faves.


Well, those are my fave five. What do you plan on watching this Halloween? Any must-see horror flicks I should know about?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win $100 or $50 to Karen Kane at Susan's Disney Family

I confess- I hadn't even heard of Karen Kane until a few days ago, when I started seeing some Karen Kane giveaways. Now I know that Karen Kane has some very nice, classy looking clothing. Some of it is even in my size! Unfortunately, I'm too poor to buy any of it for myself... which is why I'm trying to win a $100 or $50 gift card over at Susan's Disney Family. If you'd like to win too, enter this rafflecopter giveaway before 11/17. Good luck!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win a Wii and More at the Penny Hoarder

The Penny Hoarder is giving away a Nintendo Wii + Mario Kart game, a $25 Amazon gift card, and a $10 Best Buy gift card. What a great giveaway! Even if you aren't into video games, or you already have a wii, this would make a fantastic Christmas present for someone. This Rafflecopter giveaway is open to everyone, and ends on Oct. 31. Check it out!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: Win a $30 GC to Yandy.com at Bella So Savvy


Would you like to get a sexy Halloween costume? How about some new lingerie? Yandy.com has plenty of both, and there's a giveaway at Bella So Savvy for a $30 gift card. I've bought a few things from Yandy in the past, and I was pretty pleased with them. They have a huge selection of lingerie in many different styles, and their prices are good. Very large plus sized section, too! If you're interested, get your entries in before 9pm EST on 10/21. US only. Good luck!

Slackin' Sunday 10/16

Ahh, finally, my day off. Time to be thoroughly unproductive.




"If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind."
-Kurt Vonnegut (from Player Piano)

Giveaway of the Day: Win a Halloween Costume from Petsmart at She Scribes

I want to get a halloween costume for my dog. I know that probably sounds a little, uh, nutty to some of you. But, the thing is, she loves kids and I'm sure she'd love to sit on the porch with us while we hand out candy... and having a costume would just make it more fun! That's why I was happy to see this sweet giveaway at She Scribes. The prize is one costume for a cat or dog from Petsmart. They have some really cute ones, and the prices are pretty good! I'm tempted to buy a couple of hats to humiliate my cats with right now, since they're only $3.91. So, if you're a dorky pet lover like me, head over to She Scribes and enter this giveaway- it ends at 11:59 PM EST on Oct. 18. US only.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Giveaway(s) of the day: The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop

If you're a book lover like me, you won't want to miss the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop hosted by Leeswamme's blog. I love book giveaway hops, but most of them feature tons of romance, paranormal, young adult, or some combination thereof. Nothing wrong with that, but those particular genres aren't very appealing to me. I generally prefer books with a little more substance. That's why I was excited to see that this hop is fluff-free. No brooding were-boys, no finely sculpted vampires- we're talking real literature. Sound good to you? Hurry up and check it out, because these 53 giveaways will only be open until the 19th!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Giveaway of the Day: $25 EdenFantasys GC from Gee Spot Reviews

I've decided that I need to be more active about blogging, so I'm starting up a new feature- Giveaway of the Day. Each day, I'll post about a new giveaway that I think deserves a bit of attention. Now, knowing me and my aversion to effort, this might turn into more of a bi-weekly thing... but I'll try to do it every day. Promise.

Anyway, my first Giveaway of the Day is a $25 Gift Code to Edenfantasys from Gee Spot Reviews. You know about EdenFantasys.com, right? If not, check out my review. They have all kinds of great adult items, and there are plenty of things you could get for $25 or less. So, if you'd like a chance to win something fun for yourself, head on over and enter- it's a rafflecopter giveaway, so entering is a breeze.


I'll be hosting my own EdenFantasys giveaway later this month, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Turn Up the Heat with EdenFantasys

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store

I may be a slacker, but one thing I don't get lazy about is my love life. I've been with my partner for several years, and having a satisfying sex life is important to both of us- but after being with someone for so long, it can be a challenge to keep things exciting in the bedroom. One way that I like to keep things fun is by using props. I have lingerie, massage oils, toys, even a few adult movies. I've found that having such things around can really make a difference- they can take an encounter from "ho hum" to "hell yes!"

 

My favorite place to buy adult items is EdenFantasys.com. Buying online is great because you don't have to feel embarrassed or worried that the town gossip will see you coming out of a sex store, and the prices and selections online tend to be quite a bit better as well. However, many adult webstores that I've seen seem kind of sketchy and sleazy. Not EdenFantasys! Their site is fun, user friendly, and professional. They have something for everyone- toys for women and men, lingerie, books, DVDs, even sexy costumes. The site also features very informative product reviews, so you can be sure about what you're getting before you purchase it. Shipping is quick and discreet, too!

One thing I love about EdenFantasys.com is their selection of Queen Sized lingerie. As a plus sized woman, I have a hard time finding lingerie that fits well and looks sexy, so I was thrilled when I saw that EdenFantasys has some very hot looking pieces in sizes 1X-4X. Here are a few things from my wish list:


Could you use a little extra heat in your bedroom this autumn? Explore edenfantasys.com- you won't regret it!

Disclosure: I recieved a gift card from Eden Fantasys in exchange for this post, but the opinions expressed are my own.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

*CLOSED* Giveaway: Leather Woofwerks Dog Collar, size 20"-24" (Ends 10/29)

I've really been neglecting my blog lately, and I feel kinda bad about that. I've decided to remedy the situation by hosting a giveaway for this beautiful dog collar.


Nice, eh? I won this great collar during a twitter party a few weeks ago, but unfortunately, it is a bit too big for my dog and I don't have any friends who own a large dog. That's what I get for neglecting to measure my dog's neck before trying to win a collar!

Before I get to the giveaway details, let me tell you a bit about this collar. First of all, please note that it will only fit dogs with 20 to 24 inch necks. So, get out your measuring tape before you enter! The collar is made by Woofwerks, who specialize in lovely hand-crafted leather dog collars and leashes. They also offer accessories, such as bowls and food storage bins. This particular collar is called the Tucker, and it sells for $44.95. To quote the Woofwerks website,  "the clean lines of the "Tucker" are a real stand-out that will grace any dog's neck. Hand-crafted in vegetable tanned English bridle leather, these smart collars are an inch wide with a half inch wide contrasting overlay. They sport a one inch "D" ring at the throat and a half inch "D" ring at back for quick lead attachment." The collar is lined with garment grade leather, and was hand-crafted in the USA.

Although the collar is too large for my dog to wear, I can tell by handling it that it is very high quality. It looks beautiful, feels like it would be comfortable for the dog to wear, and seems like it would be very durable. It's also in perfect condition- I merely took it out of the bag to admire it, didn't even try to put it on my pup because I could tell it would be too big for her. In case you can't tell, I'm pretty sad that we can't use this- it's sooo much nicer than the plain nylon collar my dog has now. But, my pain could be your gain!

Prize: One Woofwerks "Tucker" collar in size 20"-24"
Please note that since this collar is coming directly from me, not the company, this is the only size available. Sorry!

Rules:
-Open to US Residents Only
-Winner will be chosen by random.org
-Winner will notified by email and must respond within 48 hours, or else a new winner will be chosen.
-Please leave a comment for each entry!
-See my Official Rules page for more details

Mandatory Entry: Tell me about the dog that you would like to win this great collar for. Please include your email address with this entry! This entry must be completed before any extra entries will count.

Extra Entries- Not required, but increase your chances of winning. Please leave a separate comment for each!
  • Follow me on twitter @giveawaysetc , and comment with your username.
  • Follow me via GFC (right sidebar) and leave a comment letting me know that you do. If the GFC widget isn't showing up, try hitting refresh a few times.
  • "Like" Woofwerks on facebook, and comment with your facebook name (first name and last initial is fine).
  • Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with a link to your tweet. You may tweet once per day for an extra entry each day. You can use this tweet if you want: Enter to #win a leather @Woofwerks dog collar! http://bit.ly/omI8M0 #giveaway ends 10/29 


The giveaway will end at 11:59 EST on 10/29. The winner will be chosen using random.org, and notified by email. I will mail the prize out in a timely manner, but cannot absolutely guarantee that it won't get lost in the mail.

Disclosure: I am not affiliated with the Woofwerks company and I did not receive any payment or products in exchange for this post.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Slackin' Sunday 7/24



"Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream."
- Jack Kerouac


My quest for free stuff has been going very well as of late! Pardon me while I show off some of my recent wins.

1.  $25 Wal-Mart gift card from Plastic Jungle and Networking Witches. I need new front tires, so I'm gonna put the GC towards that. I've used Plastic Jungle before to trade in gift cards that I didn't want for ones I could use- it's a great service! Try it out if you ever find yourself with a gift card to a place you don't like, or one that doesn't even exist in your area.

2. Nestle Best Summer Ever Prize Pack ($25 Visa GC, coupons for free ice cream, jump rope, beach ball and more) from The Mommy Files.

3. Mangroomer body shaver (approx. $40) from Nuts 4 Stuff. This one's for my fiance, he'll probably get some good use out of it.

4. $50 EdenFantasys gift code from Girl Gone Mom. Haven't decided what to use this one for- there's too much stuff I want!

5. Nicole Lee USA handbag from Snickers N Cream. I'm pretty psyched about this one- I love handbags, and I'm actually trying to learn how to sew so that I can make my own. I got to pick my prize from the New Arrivals section, and I chose this one:


Not only have I been winning a decent amount of stuff this month, I've been signing up for a few money generating things as well. I'm usually pretty skeptical of places that pay you for doing surveys, but I looked into them and signed up for a few. So far, I've been getting the most surveys from Opinion Outpost. In the few days I've been a member, I've earned $4 worth of points. With a few more surveys, I should be able to cash 'em in for a $5 Amazon gift code! I also signed up for Synovate, and I've earned over $10 already! I didn't realize that until I checked just now, guess the survey I did yesterday was worth a lot of points. The last site I signed up for was Pine Cone Research, but I haven't qualified for any of their surveys yet. Anyone know of a good paid survey site that I'm missing out on?

Yesterday, I signed up for Swag Bucks. I've been hearing about Swag Bucks for a while, but I was skeptical about using it. I'm always worried about scams and whatnot. However, I think I was being silly this time- Swag Bucks seems very legit and kinda fun too! You can earn Swag Bucks for doing all kinds of things, like answering polls, watching videos, playing games, and even just searching for something using their toolbar. Once you've earned Swag Bucks, you can use them to enter sweeps, buy stuff from their store, or donate to charity. If you like free stuff, check it out!

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