Friday, December 31, 2010

Enter to win a VIP Trip to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival - ends 1/3/11


Prize:  3 days/2 nights prize package to 2011 Sundance Film Festival (January 21-23, 2011). Includes: Round trip airfare for 2, ground transportation to and from Yarrow Hotel in Park City Utah, access to private gifting suite, VIP dinner and film screening passes for festival. Value: $4000.00

Enter here:  Ultimate SWAGG Getaway Sweepstakes

Sponsor:  Clever Girls Collective

# of winners:  1

Entry limit:  1 time per person

Expires:  1/3/11 at 11:59 pm PST

Eligibility:  US 18+

Click on the present below to enter the giveaway
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Blog Giveaway Roundup - December 31, 2010

Can you believe it's New Year's Eve? Have fun and stay safe tonight if you are going out! 

Featured Giveaways
Enter to win
$25 Sephora Gift Card Giveaway
Ends 12/31
Enter to win
VIP Trip to 2011 Sundance Film Festival Giveaway
Ends 1/3
Enter to win
Purely Products Healthy Night Light / Air Purifier Giveaway
Ends 1/5

  • Enter to win a VIP trip to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival (ARV $4000) @ Clever Girls Collective (1/3, US only)
  • Enter to win Dorothy's aprons she was wearing when she won Food Network's Cupcake Wars @ The Cupcake Princess (1/11/11, US only)
  • Enter to win a White Rabbit Cameo Necklace @ Goodthings (1/6/11)
  • Enter to win "The Boyfriend of the Month Club" by Maria Geraci @ Books of Amanda Land (1/2/11, US 18+)
  • Enter to win a Coupon for Purex Complete Crystals Softener (3 Winners!) @ Mammamoiselle (1/6/11, US 18+)
  • Enter to win a Pendant Necklace-Layered Charm Pendant @ Girly Girl Moments (1/10/11, US and Canada)


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Friday Blog Giveaway Linky List - December 31, 2010

Since I submit to giveaway linkys everyday, I thought I would post a list here of the ones that are up for the day. That way you don't have to waste your time searching for places to post your blog giveaway.  

Lots of the regulars aren't up today either.  I am still hunting for linkys so be sure to check back later for more.

Friday Linkys that are up today (with direct links to the posting):

** Ultimate Advertising order blog giveaways were submittted here today.

# Deluxe Advertising order blog giveaways were submitted here today.

Want someone to submit your blog giveaways to the linkys each day?  Click here to check out our reasonable advertising packages.

If you host a giveaway linky, feel free to send me an email (ssovrnej at gmail dot com). I would be happy to add it to my list.

Aloha Friday - December 31, 2010



It's Aloha Friday at An Island Life!  Take a break from posting and answer a simple question by leaving a comment.  Then be sure to check out all the other bloggers participating.  It's a great way to get to know each other.

Can you believe it's the last day of 2010?  I haven't participated in Aloha Friday in quite some time, but I thought it would be fun to do it this week.

My Question this week:   There were a lot of great blog giveaways running lately as part of holiday gift guides.  Have you won anything lately?  Here's your chance to brag a bit!

My answer:  I just found out yesterday I won a Tassimo from Mammamoiselle.  It is going to make a great gift for my husband's birthday.  He loves his coffee!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

2011 Plans for Great Blog Giveaways


 Can you believe that it is almost 2011? It's hard to believe that this blog started out a year ago as a way of keeping me from going crazy when I was recovering from a ruptured disk. I had no idea that I would still be at it a year later or that it would have grown so much!  (Or that I would be considering turning blogging into a full-time gig!)

I just thought I would share some plans I have for this blog for 2011, in no particular order. 
  • I am going to be starting a series called "Free Christmas Fridays."  Many of us blog giveaway enthusiasts enter blog giveaways to help win Christmas gifts each year.  In fact Christmas for our family the past 2 years has either won or been funded by my activities online (swagbucks, surveys, etc).  We paid nothing out of pocket!  As part of this series, I am going to be sharing tips on winning blog giveaways, as well as information on free programs that can help you earn money to set back for next Christmas.
  • I have started the Blog Giveaway Directory and will begin to promote that heavily in the next couple of months.  I hope both giveaway hosts and entrants alike will find it useful as the site grows.  I have learned a great deal from running Great Blog Giveaways, but it is not set up ideally.  Blog Giveaway Directory is much more user-friendly.  When you submit a giveaway over there, it posts directly as a draft.  So all I have to do is go through and publish them.  Time-saving for me and every giveaway will have a dedicated post.  Giveaways are sorted by end date and category and there is now a search function.  Expired giveaways are moved to a different category.  I just feel it is a much better format.  Starting in January, I will be running giveaways frequently over there to encourage the sharing of blog giveaways.  You will get an entry for each unique blog giveaway you submit. 
  • I am going to keep with the daily linky lists with direct links to the blogs that have giveaway linkys up each day.  I have gotten some good feedback on it.   In addition, I hope it will be useful to my customers as well so they can track each day where I am submitting their giveaways. 
  • I am going to be starting keeping track of the weekly memes and carnivals that you can participate in to help promote your blog.  There are a lot of them out there.  I have found that the smaller ones send even more traffic than some of the huge widely known ones.  At any rate, I think it will be helpful to have all the information in one place.
  • I am considering starting a new linky to advertise your very low entry giveaways.  It will probably be a permanent one with expired giveaways deleted weekly.  I am toying around with the requirements of under 100 entries with less than 2 days to go.
  • I have 2 ebooks in the works.  One will focus on tips to help you win blog giveaways more often.  The other will be tips and tricks for running a successful blog giveaway.  I see so many giveaways that could have done better if they had just added a few things to their post. 
  • I am going to continue doing advertising orders in the new year.  I was getting quite burnt out a couple of months ago, but since I have changed the packages, it is much more manageable.
  • In a completely different track, I have also started 400 Calorie Dinners.  Many of you know I am a registered dietitian in the real world.   I started 400 Calorie Dinners in the hopes that it will be a useful tool for people on a weight loss journey to help them with portion control.  It will also have lots of nutrition information and kitchen tutorials mixed in with the recipes.  If that is something that interests you, I hope you will check it out.
Whew!  2011 is going to be a busy year.

Blog Giveaway Roundup - December 30, 2010

Featured Giveaways
Enter to win
$25 Sephora Gift Card Giveaway
Ends 12/31
Enter to win
Purely Products Healthy Night Light / Air Purifier Giveaway
Ends 1/5

  • Enter to win I Dare You To Change! @ Frugal Plus (1/10/11, US 18+)
  • Enter to win Brooklyn Story (2 winners) @ Frugal Plus (1/13/11, US 18+)
  • Enter to win a Tassimo T20 Brewer and two packages of T-Discs (ARV $129) @ AuntieThesis (1/17/11, US 18+)
  • Enter to win a Blue Textured Bead and Swarvoski Crystal Bracelet @ Girly Girl Moments (1/8/11, Worldwide)
  • Enter to win Make up products @ The Grasshopper' Treasure (1/6/11, Worldwide)
  • Enter to win OCEAN® Premium Saline Nasal Spray, OCEAN Complete® Sinus Irrigation and OCEAN for Kids® Saline Nasal Spray {$30 Value} @ Leslie Loves Veggies (1/17/11, US 18+)
  • Enter the Weekly Tool Giveaway @ A Concord Carpenter Comments (New winner each week, Worldwide)
  • Enter to win a hand-stitched felt flower pin (color of your choice) @ Picky Chicky's Art and Craft Blog (1/4/11, US and Canada)


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Enter to win an iPod Touch - ends Tomorrow!

This great giveaway ends tomorrow! Don't miss out!

 Prize:  an Ipod Touch  (ARV $230)

Sponsor:  Athena365, an Internet Radio Network dedicated to women

# of winners:  1

Entry limit:  one time per household

Expires:  12/31/10 at 11:59 pm PST

Eligibility:  US 18+

Click on the present below to enter the giveaway
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Enter to win a $25 Sephora Gift Card - ends Tomorrow!

This Great Blog Giveaway ends tomorrow! Don't miss out!
Prize:  a $25 Sephora Gift Card

Blog:  Lipstick and Luxury

# of winners:  2

Entry limit:  4 times per person

Expires: 12/31/10

Eligibility:  US and Canada 18+

Click on the button below to enter the giveaway

Lipstick & Luxury

Thursday Blog Giveaway Linky List - December 30, 2010

Since I submit to giveaway linkys everyday, I thought I would post a list here of the ones that are up for the day. That way you don't have to waste your time searching for places to post your blog giveaway.  


Thursday Linkys that are up today (with direct links to the posting):

** Ultimate Advertising order blog giveaways were submittted here today.

# Deluxe Advertising order blog giveaways were submitted here today.

Want someone to submit your blog giveaways to the linkys each day?  Click here to check out our reasonable advertising packages.

If you host a giveaway linky, feel free to send me an email (ssovrnej at gmail dot com). I would be happy to add it to my list.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blog Giveaway Roundup - December 29, 2010

Featured Giveaways
Enter to win
Mia Bella 16 oz Candle and Votives Giveaway
Ends 12/29
Enter to win
$25 Sephora Gift Card Giveaway
Ends 12/31
Enter to win
Purely Products Healthy Night Light / Air Purifier Giveaway
Ends 1/5



Want us to add your blog giveaway to our next daily roundup?
It's Free!  Simply fill out this form.  Your giveaway will be added to our daily roundup within 48 hours.  We would love it if you would place our button on your blog's sidebar or follow us through Google Friend Connect in return, but it's not required.  We do ask that you limit submissions to one time per giveaway.


   

Wednesday Blog Giveaway Linky List - December 29, 2010

Since I submit to giveaway linkys everyday, I thought I would post a list here of the ones that are up for the day. That way you don't have to waste your time searching for places to post your blog giveaway.  


Wednesday Linkys that are up today (with direct links to the posting):

** Ultimate Advertising order blog giveaways were submittted here today.

# Deluxe Advertising order blog giveaways were submitted here today.

Want someone to submit your blog giveaways to the linkys each day?  Click here to check out our reasonable advertising packages.

If you host a giveaway linky, feel free to send me an email (ssovrnej at gmail dot com). I would be happy to add it to my list.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Enter to win an NYX Cosmetics Box of Eyeshadows - ends 1/10/11

Prize:  A box of 112 Eyeshadows from NYX Cosmetics (ARV $35)

Blog:  Beauty Junkies Unite

Sponsor:  NYX Cosmetics

# of winners:  1

Entry limit:  3 times per person daily

Expires:  1/10/11 at 6:59 pm EST

Eligibility:  US only

Click on the present below to enter the giveaway
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Enter to win a Winter Portrait Session from Holbrook Photography - ends 12/31/10


Prize:  a Winter Portrait Session with Holbrook Photography ($170 ARV)
  • 1-2 hour creative session with up to 4 subjects, on location or in your home (metro Atlanta area)
  • 20-30 professionally edited proofs, in both color and black and white, presented in an online slideshow
  • a free 5x7 Desktop print

Blog:  Holbrook Photography

# of winners: 1

Entry limit: 6 times per person

Expires:  12/31/10 at 11:59 pm EST

Eligibility:  US 18+ (must be within the metro Atlanta GA area or willing to travel there)

Click on the present below to enter the giveaway
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Blog Giveaway Roundup - December 28, 2010

Featured Giveaways
Enter to win
Mia Bella 16 oz Candle and Votives Giveaway
Ends 12/29
Enter to win
$25 Sephora Gift Card Giveaway
Ends 12/31
Enter to win
Purely Products Healthy Night Light / Air Purifier Giveaway
Ends 1/5

  • Enter to win a a Katydid cloth diaper @ Fabulous Family Reviews and Giveaways (1/9/11, US only)
  • Enter to win a Progresso Lemon Pepper Panko Gift Pack @ Fabulous Family Reviews and Giveaways (1/5/11, US only)
  • Enter to win a Campo Marzio Mechanical Pencil Set @ Bucket List Journey (1/15/11, US 18+)
  • Enter to win an on-location (your home or favorite park) family portrait and desktop print @ Holbrook Photography (12/31,within the Atlanta GA area)
  • Enter to win your choice of either a Growing with Grammar set or a Soaring with Spelling set of educational books @ The Johns Family (1/7/11, US 18+)
  • Enter to win a Holiday Joy Giveaway Bag that includes Culinary Circle Chamomile Tea, Java Delight Hazelnut Crème Coffee, Homelife Apple and Spice Candle, Wild Harvest Organic Stoneground Wheat Crackers and Special “Chef Collection” 48-page guide of holiday-themed recipes (2 winners) @ Leslie Loves Veggies (1/15/11, US 18+)
  • Enter to win Mrs. Renfro's Gourmet Salsas Prize Package that includes four Salsas of winner's choice (3 Winners) @ Leslie Loves Veggies (1/14/11, US and Canada 18+)


Want us to add your blog giveaway to our next daily roundup?
It's Free!  Simply fill out this form.  Your giveaway will be added to our daily roundup within 48 hours.  We would love it if you would place our button on your blog's sidebar or follow us through Google Friend Connect in return, but it's not required.  We do ask that you limit submissions to one time per giveaway.


   

Enter to win Mia Bella Candles - ends Tomorrow!

This Great Blog Giveaway ends tomorrow! Don't miss out! 


Prize:  a 16 oz Mia Bella Candle and a 6 pack of votives in the scent of winner's choice

Blog:  The Pilot's Wife

# of winners:  1

Entry limit:  6 times per person

Expires:  12/29/10 at 11:59 pm EST

Eligibility:  US and Canada

Click on the present below to enter the giveaway
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Tuesday Blog Giveaway Linky List - December 28, 2010

Since I submit to giveaway linkys everyday, I thought I would post a list here of the ones that are up for the day. That way you don't have to waste your time searching for places to post your blog giveaway.  

Lots of bloggers on vacation until the New Year, including Mom Advice.  I really had to search for linkys today!

Tuesday Linkys that are up today (with direct links to the posting):

** Ultimate Advertising order blog giveaways were submittted here today.

# Deluxe Advertising order blog giveaways were submitted here today.

Want someone to submit your blog giveaways to the linkys each day?  Click here to check out our reasonable advertising packages.

If you host a giveaway linky, feel free to send me an email (ssovrnej at gmail dot com). I would be happy to add it to my list.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday Blog Giveaway Linky List - December 27, 2010

Since I submit to giveaway linkys everyday, I thought I would post a list here of the ones that are up for the day. That way you don't have to waste your time searching for places to post your blog giveaway.  


Monday Linkys that are up today (with direct links to the posting):
    ** Ultimate Advertising order blog giveaways were submittted here today.

    # Deluxe Advertising order blog giveaways were submitted here today.  (No Deluxe orders to do today!)

    Want someone to submit your blog giveaways to the linkys each day?  Click here to check out our reasonable advertising packages.

    If you host a giveaway linky, feel free to send me an email (ssovrnej at gmail dot com). I would be happy to add it to my list.

    Blog Giveaway Roundup - December 27, 2010

    Enter to win
    $100 Amex Gift Card Giveaway
    Ends 12/27
    Enter to win
    Mia Bella 16 oz Candle and Votives Giveaway
    Ends 12/29
    Enter to win
    $25 Sephora Gift Card Giveaway
    Ends 12/31
    Featured GiveawaysCheck out today's blog giveaway  picks
    Enter to win
    Purely Products Healthy Night Light / Air Purifier Giveaway
    Ends 1/5

    Want your giveaway featured?  Ad packages start at just $1.99!  Get started today!

    • Enter to win  a copy of The New Year's Resolution Journal @ New Year's Resolution Journal (12/29/10, US 18+)
    • Enter to win your choice of a book from the New York Review Children's Collection Set @ Read Aloud Dad (1/31/11, Worldwide)
    • Enter to win a SoftLips Limited Edition Winter Flavors 5 pack @ The Johns Family (1/4/11, US 18+)
    • Enter to win your choice of tee from CrazyDog tee @ Mimi loves all 8 (1/20/11, US 18+)
    • Enter to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card @ icefairy's Treasure Chest (1/3, US and Canada 18+)
    • Enter to win a $50 Visa Gift Card @ icefairy's Treasure Chest (12/28, US 18+)
    • Enter to win Old Apple Tree Soap @ Budget4Baby (1/1/11, Worldwide)
    • Enter to win a  Crane Leopard Cool Mist Humidifier and OCEAN’s top Nasal Care Products; (OCEAN Complete® Sinus Irrigation, OCEAN for Kids® Saline Nasal Spray and OCEAN® Premium Saline Nasal Spray.  {$71.06 Value} @ Leslie Loves Veggies (12/29/10, US 18+)
    Want us to add your blog giveaway to our next daily roundup?
    It's Free!  Simply fill out this form.  Your giveaway will be added to our daily roundup within 48 hours.  We would love it if you would place our button on your blog's sidebar or follow us through Google Friend Connect in return, but it's not required.  We do ask that you limit submissions to one time per giveaway.
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     Enter to win $10,000 just for registering at MySurvey. 


    It's free to join!  Get started today!
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    The Order Form is back up!

    After a short break to enjoy the Christmas holiday with my family, the order form is back up and I will be taking advertising orders again. I also will be catching up on on the free submissions to our daily roundup.

    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

    Sunday, December 26, 2010

    Giveaways Galore - December 27 to January 2


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    Click here for more info.  Advertising packages start at just $3.99.
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    If you are hosting a blog giveaway that is currently active for the week of December 27 to January 2, please feel free to list it below.

    Featured giveaways
    • Enter to win a VIP trip to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival (ARV $4000) @ Clever Girls Collective (1/3, US only)
    • Enter to win a Purely Products Healthy Night Light / Air Purifier @ Great Blog Giveaways (1/5, US and Canada 18+) 
    • Enter to win $25 Paypal Cash or a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate @ Romantic Suspense Books (1/15/11, Worldwide)

    Now on to the Linky...
    To make it easier to read, please format it like the following example:
    Blog name - prize - end date

    Put that information in the box titled "Title". Then in the box titled "Link URL" please list the permalink to your giveaway post (not the main url for the blog).

    While you are here anyway, be sure to check out the rest of the great prizes you can win!


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    Good luck to everyone!




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