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Giveaways 3/31

Vivant Email List Giveaway – 03.31.15

Starbucks Daybreak Gourmet Sweepstakes

win a 6-month supply of @vitamuffin, gym membership & @tribestlife Slowstar Juicer! #giveaway

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World of Warcraft Epic Kobold Hat Giveaway!

The giveaway will run from now – 4/4 at 11pm Central Time.
It is open to US residents ages 18+
One winner will receive a World of Warcraft Epic Kobold Hat!

Epic Kobold Hat Giveaway Sponsored by J!NX

Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Co-Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

WoW Epic Kobold Hat Giveaway

Do you love candles? Do you enjoy digging tunnels and running away? Now you can fit right in with your Kobold pals by sporting one of their heads as a hat! Trust us, they’ll never be able to tell the difference.

Emilee at Deals of Sweetness is a big World of Warcraft fan and has been loving the World of Warcraft Epic Kobold Hat and is impressed by all the great products J!NX offers for gamers and geeks!

Would you like to win an a World of Warcraft Epic Kobold Hat? This giveaway will run through 4/4 at 11:00pm Eastern Time and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be notified via email (consider adding to your “Safe List” as winning email notification will be sent from this email.) and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.

Disclosure: Deals of Sweetness received complimentary product(s) to facilitate her honest review. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.


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Rudolph’s Cinco De Mayo Snack Pork Rind Giveaway

Start Time/Date: 12:00 AM (EST) 3/31/15
End Time/Date: 12:00 AM (EST) 4/15/15
Giveaway is valid in the Continental United States
and entrants must be 18+ years age to enter. 1-Winner will win a assorted box of Rudolph’s Snack worth $40.

Rudolphs  Cinco de Mayo Pork Rind Snack 
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Brings You The 
Rudolph’s Cinco de Mayo Pork Rind Snack Giveaway
1- Winner

Holiday Contest and Sweeps is honored to work with Rudolph’s Foods to bring one lucky
winner that will win a assorted box of 10 or more of their mouth watering products. Once
you try Rudolph’s you will never pick another snack products for parties, tailgates, family
outings and more.

Pork rinds, a traditional southern food, are a great low-carb snack. Rudolph Foods has been producing pork rinds for more than five decades, still utilizing the same special recipe Mary Rudolph created in her family kitchen. Rudolph Foods is the world’s largest manufacturer of pork rinds, as well as pork crackling’s, popcorn and pork stick snacks. Rudolph’s pork rinds can be purchased online or in-store now!

Happy Cinco de Mayo! To celebrate, we’re sharing 2 festive dips! The first is a zesty guacamole dip that pairs perfectly with Rudolph’s Bold and Spicy BBQ Pork Rinds. The second is a tomato salsa that brings fresh Spanish flair to any flavor of Rudolph’s Pork Rinds that strike your fancy! See what wonders a bag of crisp, airy pork rinds and a bowl of guacamole or salsa will do to enliven your next gathering! This Cinco de Mayo, make it vibrant. Make it colorful. Make it delicious! To learn more, visit Rudolph Foods online (, or at most Walmart stores nationwide.  Happy Cinco de Mayo!

                                            Here are some great Rudolph’s Recipes

Here are a few of Rudolph’s Amazing Products:

 A Big Thank You to Our Sponsor
Rudolph’s Foods
This giveaway is in no way associated, endorsed or affiliated with Facebook
Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid
only in the United States only and entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.
This giveaway will come to a end on 12:00 AM (EST) 4/21/15.
Holiday Contest and Sweeps received samples of Rudolph’s Products for
review purposes. Rudolph’s will be responsible for awarding and shipping
of the prize directly to the winner.

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What She Left Behind: Ellen Marie Wiseman

Isabelle is a seventeen year old with the weight of the world on he shoulders. With her mother incarcerated for killing her father, she’s been shuffled from her Grandma to foster care. Unable to let go of her anger & resentment, she’s found it difficult to relate to any of her foster families or others her own age. The fear of becoming mentally ill like her mother is her biggest fear. Since being placed with her current foster parents, Peg & Harry, she’s been able to relax a bit.

Peg works for a museum & enlists Isabelle to assist her with searching a closed asylum for museum quality items. With a biological mom who’s mentally questionable, Isabelle finds the task gives her anxiety & panic attacks. Her inner turmoil isn’t helped when she must simultaneously start a new school at the beginning of her senior year. There she encounters bullies & tight-knit cliques.

A glimmer of hope appears when she uncovers a steamer trunk from the asylum belonging to a woman named Clara. Included in its contents is a journal that will lead Isabelle to discover secrets of the asylum as well as a great deal of self-discovery. Could the journal of a mental patient really help Isabelle understand mental illness? Clara may be her only hope of obtaining a semblance of normalcy.

Thank God there has been so many advancements in the treatment of mental illness! It’s extraordinary what ‘patients’ had to endure. This novel definitely sheds light on the more inhuman elements of their care.

Isabelle is a great lead, far from perfect, dealing with teenage angst & the trauma of the ‘system’. Clara’s story is heart-wrenching & will move most readers. Our author did a phenomenal job of seamlessly blending both stories. At no time were the elements confusing. That’s no easy task.

At times, the novel became a bit wordy but it was definitely worth the read. I give it a definite 4 out of 5 stars.

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NIV Proclamation Bible Correctly Handling the Word of Truth Published by Zondervan

_225_350_Book.1496.coverPublished by Zondervan, authored by The Holy Spirit, we have  the NIV Proclamation Bible. NIV stands for New International Version. It’s been my experience that NIV is definitely easier to read & absorb than the King James’ version. This is mostly because we use entirely different ways of using wording than they did in James’ day. Many folks stand by their KJV versions, but especially when it comes to youth, NIV has become the preferred version.

Regardless of your personal stance on that topic, God’s inerrant Word is what it is-  inerrant. What helps in chosing a Bible is to take into account what type of Bible study will be done. In the case of this particular Bible, Zondervan provides the following:

– “Sixty-five expert Bible teachers have contributed to the NIV Proclamation Bible including Christopher Ash, Graham Beynon, Gerald Bray, Simon Gathercole, David Jackman, Karen Jobes, Dick Lucas, Douglas Moo, Peter O’Brien, Vaughan Roberts, William Taylor, and Chris Wright.”

– ” a wealth of additional material from leading theologians, pastors, and Bible teachers to enhance your study of the word. The Bible features ten introductory essays on theology, doctrine and the application and interpretation of Scripture, as well as detailed overviews of each literary genre in the Bible-from the historical narratives to the apocalyptic literature. It also features introductions to every Bible book.”

Personally, I love the material included from theologians, etc. At times, these tidbits can make a substantial difference in a reader’s own understanding. These materials can also be valuable when teaching, as in a homeschool setting, in order to better explain a passage or doctrine.

I found this particular Bible very easy to navigate & that the additional materials make it a welcome addition to a reader’s library.


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Wonder Forge Preschool Perfect Giveaway

Giveaway will run from March 27 through April 10 at 11 PM (CST).

Wonder Forge Preschool Perfect Giveaway

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: Michigan Saving & More and Joy Makin' Mamas

Sponsored by: Wonder Forge

Wonderforge Preschool Giveaway March 27 - April 10

Kids learn best through play and what's even better than that, is that we get to spend time with them – having fun and learning when we play games together!  Krista over at Savory Savings recently reviewed three new games from Wonder Forge and shared her review – more than that, she's sharing them in a giveaway with you now!

Would you like to win three games that are perfect for the preschooler in your life?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a giveaway from Wonder Forge, from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win.  The giveaway will run from March 27 through April 10, 2015 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents (excluding HI/AK), ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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