Friday, December 30, 2011

Current Instant Win Games (IWG) and Contests (12/30/11)


Updated list of current Instant Win and Contests going on.

Facebook games often require you to like the page and to allow an app. Internet games don't have those same requirements. And text IWGs are at applicable texting rates. Let me know if you win at any of these! I put my wins below.

Also pay attention to the receive email check boxes - most aren't required. It is required to say you read the rules, though. Good luck everyone! 

Facebook IWGs and Contests

Cafe Escapes Year of Indulgence Contest  Enter daily to win a year's subscription to Birchbox! To receive deluxe samples every month! 250 winners! Ends 2/5/12

Clinique Lucky Days Contest  Enter daily to win full size products! 5 given away per week...ranging in price from $10 +. Currently in week 25 of 52. Ends 4/1/12.

Sealy Mattress One Time Entry for daily prizes and of course a grand prize. Ends 2/26/12. 

Hot Pockets Eat.Play.Win. One free code per day w/ email address or get yours on specially marked boxes. Ends 12/31. 

Bic Soleil IWG Play once a day for your chance at a prize. Ends 12/31. 

1SaleADay Galaxy Tab giveaway Enter daily for a chance at a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Ends 1/1/12.

Select 55 Snowball IWG  Play daily for your chance at daily prizes! Ends 1/1/12.

Budweiser Flyaway to London 2012 Enter daily for your chance at Instant prizes and weekly prizes! Also a grand prize! Ends 1/6/12.

Internet IWGs and Contests


AMEX Giveaway Enter daily to win one of 2.001 $25 giftcards or 1 of 10 $10,000 checks! Get a free code here. Ends 1/31/12.  

WearEver and Knorr Sweepstakes Enter daily for your chance to Wear Ever cookware and more! Ends 1/31/12. 

Robitussin Sweepstakes Enter daily to win one of 100,000 prizes or the grand prize of $100,000! Ends 2/1/12. 

Disney One More Day Sweeps Enter daily to win one of 60 a 5-day/4-night vacation at Disneyland Resort in California or Walt Disney World Resort in Florida!* OR Text DISNEYDAY to 347639 to enter! Ends 2/29/12.

Betty Crocker Great Snacks Giveaway Enter daily for an IW! Enter a package code or use: 16000-12345. Ends 4/30/12.

Lindt In the Bag Enter daily for your chance at awesome prizes! Get game codes from specially marked bags of chocolate, or ask for a free code. Ends 6/30/12. 

The Perfect Cup Sweepstakes One entry per day to win a year's supply of K-cups or one of their Instant Win prizes - machines & K-cups. Ends 3/31/13. 

Carsland Vacation Enter daily to win a trip to the New Carsland at Disneyland in CA! Also, 1000 Target gift cards and 10,000 Cars Activity books. Ends 12/31.  

House Party IWG Enter once daily to win daily prizes and add up entries for the grand prize! Ends 12/31. 

M&Ms Racing IWG Enter daily to win - get one free code or enter UPC codes (can play multiple times and entries go toward 1 of 5 cars for a grand prize). Use this 04003207 for an extra entry. Ends 12/31. 

Wonka Game  Play daily for your chance at instant win prizes and a grand prize trip. Ends 1/2/12.

Sun-Maid Holiday  Enter for your chance to win a pair of movie tix from Sun-Maid. 5,000 instant wins...and I guess 5,000 not so instant. ;) Enter daily! Ends 1/6/12.


Reese's The Perfect Seat Play daily for your chance to win prizes. Ends 1/8/12.


Text to Win


Twitter Contests

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Old Navy Bundle-Up In-Store Party


As a member of Crowdtap, I am able to apply for sample & shares and parties...well at the end of November, I was informed that I got a spot in this Old Navy Bundle-Up In-Store Party! I was ecstatic...this meant I was able to select 3 gals to join me...and we'd all get a free outfit from Old Navy! I planned my party for Dec. 3rd, but unfortunately, the party pack with the ever important coupons did not arrive until Dec. 8th. So, the party had to be moved to after my Orlando trip. After talking to the three gals - Elizabeth, Rebekah, and Nicole - we settled on Dec. 14th after work.

Upon opening the packet, I was able to find out that we were getting one women's sweater, one pair of pants, and one winter accessory (scarf, hat, or gloves) for free! Pretty awesome! Night of Dec. 14th, 3 of us headed over to meet up with the other at Old Navy in Harbison.

We found a manager and informed them that we would be trying on stuff and taking pictures all around the store. She was nice and asked if we needed anything to find her. So, off we went. Here, there everywhere in the store...finding items to try on...we tossed items in our bags until they were full...and even carried more!



 After goofing around trying on the winter accessories, we headed to the dressing rooms with all our stuff to try on...had a mini fashion show..we'd all come out with an outfit on and take pics...and laugh or compliment...twirl and share. Until we picked out an outfit that we wanted to own!

 
 

 
 
 
 

With our selected outfit we went to pose with the mannequins before purchasing.

 
 
 
 
So, we had a lot of fun..and found plenty. At first we had felt there wasn't as much selection of items that we'd like or that some of us saw online, but in the end we definitely found outfits that we would wear. One thing, is that the Incrediboots were not all that to me. I was so excited to try them on, but when I did not one of the three pairs fit and they were all uncomfortable...so...for me I'll stick to Old Navy clothes, not their shoes.

All of the thoughts and pictures in this post are my own. The only things we received were the free items mentioned...otherwise I purchased items (a scarf, a sweater, and a pair of pants). Thank you Old Navy and Crowdtap!

If you would like to join Crowdtap to get in on these awesome in store parties - join here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

ABBA Wacky Dance Party (12/4/11)

Thanks to Crowdtap and Ubisoft I was able to have an ABBA Wacky Dance Party on 12/4/11. The party pack included:
  • Seven Steps to a Super 70s Party pamphlet
  • ABBA You Can Dance Wii Game
  • ABBA You Can Dance T-shirt
  • ABBA's Gold Album
The ABBA You Can Dance Party Pack.
We started out the party with appetizers and chatting it up in the kitchen. Appetizers included cheese & crackers, Swedish meatballs, peppermint cookies, vodka gummies, jell-o shots, and daiquiris.  Most had dinner before they came over, so the alcohol was there to encourage dancing! LOL.
Peppermint Cookies
Tie-dyed Jell-o Shots
Swedish Fish
70s Paperware

Vodka soaked Gummies
Swedish Meatballs
After the appetizers, we moved into the living room...where my boyfriend had set up lights on the floor to outline like a dance floor! And we had some 70's decorations (along with Christmas decorations) out. I think it looked great! I even got colored covers for the Wii controllers.
The decorations...woo!

Crash course into how the game works...and we were all set to become Dancing Queens! Just about everyone got up and danced at least once...while some danced over and over again! Everyone definitely had fun!


This game is a lot of fun and its nice that it has the musical mode! It was too hilarious sometimes...watching the screen and the dancers! One thing I do not like about the game, is that to win, you really only need to move the one hand holding the Wii controller. I think it'd be better if had to move both, and used gloves or something like in the game. It did seems girls were more inclined to do the arm and foot movements more than the guys. It has a huge variety of ABBA songs, but after so long...one might long for variety...I guess that's why one would buy more than one of these You Can Dance games.

All images and opinions of the game are my own! I only received the party pack from Crowdtap and no compensation for my opinions.
Pete (my bf) and I.
If you'd like to join Crowdtap, please sign up through this link!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Body Marinade Design Your Own Scent Top 5 Contestant

UPDATE! I got enough votes for 3rd place! So, I'll be getting a set just like the picture below in my scent Winter Blossom! Pretty awesome! Thank you all! 

Surprise! I made it into the Top 5 of the Body Marinade Design Your Own Scent Contest with my Winter Blossom submission. They conduct this contest monthly about the middle of the month. Most months I enter. If you remember I got 3rd place in June with my Tantalizing Taurus submission - see my post here.

If you are on Facebook and would like to...I'd love a vote from you! Please go here and click like to vote!

It is about the likes on the Body Marinade post...that gets the votes to win! Currently, I'm in 4th place with 12 likes. First place has 38 votes. I appreciate all the help I can get, so thank you...thank you! I'd love to win...there are prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd...which means I'd get to have my scent turned into reality!

My submission:
Entry #4- Submitted by Becky Sallisky - Name: "Winter Blossom" - Winter Ice & Japanese Cherry Blossom - Inspiration: "These scents remind me of snuggling up near a window on a winter night...watching the snowflakes fall in the moonlight."
June 2011 3rd Place Win - Tantalizing Taurus
 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bil Jac Dog Food Review

I joined this site called BzzAgent and was able to be a part of a BzzCampaign for Bil-Jac dog food. This campaign included a coupon for a free bag of Bil-Jac dog food up to $18 and a bunch of $10 off coupons for me to share with friends. I gave away most of the coupons, but still kept one for myself. 

For the campaign, they ask that we Bzz about it on Facebook, Twitter, Face to Face, on our blogs..wherever! So, I did that...and they asked us to do a two bowl challenge and video tape that. 

Well, I decided to try this with my chihuahua, Parker. He's a semi-picky eater, so I was like what if...he actually chooses Bil-Jac over his regular dog food. I put a bowl with his dog food and one with Bil-Jac near each other on the floor and asked him to come over and eat. He started out slow...but eventually, he chose Bil-Jac and continued to eat it!!! I was impressed and shared the video with them...and now I'm sharing it here! 

video


Bil-Jac is a high-quality dog food that uses 10 lbs of chicken to make 15 lb bag of dog food. They tell you how much on every bag! Bil-Jac has more chicken in their food because dogs are carnivores and this provides more protein in their diet than any other dog food. You can trust Bil-Jac for high quality protein, natural fat sources, high quality carbohydrates (no fillers), and exclusive nutrient protection technology.

Small Breed Select Bil-Jac Dog Food
Bil-Jac products - They have Sensitive Solutions, Select Adult, Reduced Fat, Large Breed Select Adult, Small Breed Select, Puppy, Senior with Chicken and Oatmeal, Large Bree Puppy, and Small Breed Puppy! Plus they have treats - Liver Treats, Gooberlicious, Little-Jacs, Yapple-Nanas, and PB Nanas.

I'm a BzzAgent and I received no compensation other than the free product coupon and discount coupons from Bil-Jac. All my opinions are my own and my chihuahua's! LOL! :)

Current Instant Win Games (IWG) and Contests (11/29/11)

Updated list of current Instant Win and Contests going on.

Facebook games often require you to like the page and to allow an app. Internet games don't have those same requirements. And text IWGs are at applicable texting rates. Let me know if you win at any of these! I put my wins below.

Also pay attention to the receive email check boxes - most aren't required. It is required to say you read the rules, though. Good luck everyone!

Facebook IWGs and Contests


Budweiser Flyaway to London 2012 Enter daily for your chance at Instant prizes and weekly prizes! Also a grand prize! Ends 1/6/12.

Hot Pockets Eat.Play.Win. One free code per day w/ email address or get yours on specially marked boxes. Ends 12/31.

Bic Soleil IWG Play once a day for your chance at a prize. Ends 12/31.

1SaleADay Galaxy Tab giveaway Enter daily for a chance at a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Ends 1/1/12. 

Select 55 Snowball IWG  Play daily for your chance at daily prizes! Ends 1/1/12.

Sealy Mattress One Time Entry for daily prizes and of course a grand prize. Ends 2/26/12. 

Clinique Lucky Days Contest  Enter daily to win full size products! 5 given away per week...ranging in price from $10 +. Currently in week 25 of 52. Ends 4/1/12. 

Hanes No Wedges  Enter every Wednesday through 11/30 for your chance at a pack of No Ride Up Undies from Hanes! 2,500 win every week! Ends. 11/30. 

Jolly Time Contest Enter to win daily prizes. I think you can only enter once. Ends 11/30. 

Quakers Instant Win  Play daily for your chance at a $10 gift card, $25 gift card, or box of Oatmeal. Ends 12/2. 

Burt's Bees Bee Merry Contest Enter to win daily prizes! Enter under "You've been naturally nice..." Ends 12/7. 

Viva Roll a Day IWG Try daily for your chance at a free roll of Viva Paper Towels. Ends 12/14. 

Victoria's Secret Rewards Card Giveaway Every day at 9am they are giving away a select number of cards. 100,000 total. One card per person. Ends. 12/15. 

Black & Decker  Match & Wine Game Enter daily to win prizes! You get 2 chances, plus 2 more if you share. Ends 12/18. 


Pert 2 in 1 Contest Enter daily for prizes. Ends. 12/22.


Duracell Contest. Enter up to 20 times an hour everyday for daily prizes and every Friday has a Grand Prize. Ends. 12/23. 


PetSmart Holiday Grab Bag Enter daily to win prizes for your pets! Ends 12/24.

Oriental Trading $500 Gift a Day  Enter daily! One winner a day will receive 5 $100 gift certificates for Oriental Trading Company! Ends 12/29. 


Internet IWGs and Contests 


Join the Jedi IWG (there is a contest for kids also) Enter to win a Jedi Light Saber! Play the game daily - 3 tries per day. It is a verify through email game. Ends I think end of the year. 

TWIX - You get one free code, otherwise codes must come from Twix wrappers (I won a TWIX free product coupon). Ends 12/30.

Little Debbie Holiday Enter for weekly prizes and a grand prize. Contest Ends 12/30. 

Carsland Vacation Enter daily to win a trip to the New Carsland at Disneyland in CA! Also, 1000 Target gift cards and 10,000 Cars Activity books. Ends 12/31. 

House Party IWG Enter once daily to win daily prizes and add up entries for the grand prize! Ends 12/31.

M&Ms Racing IWG Enter daily to win - get one free code or enter UPC codes (can play multiple times and entries go toward 1 of 5 cars for a grand prize). Use this 04003207 for an extra entry. Ends 12/31.

Wonka Game  Play daily for your chance at instant win prizes and a grand prize trip. Ends 1/2/12.

Sun-Maid Holiday  Enter for your chance to win a pair of movie tix from Sun-Maid. 5,000 instant wins...and I guess 5,000 not so instant. ;) Enter daily! Ends 1/6/12.

Reese's The Perfect Seat Play daily for your chance to win prizes. Ends 1/8/12.

AMEX Giveaway Enter daily to win one of 2.001 $25 giftcards or 1 of 10 $10,000 checks! Get a free code here. Ends 1/31/12.  

WearEver and Knorr Sweepstakes Enter daily for your chance to Wear Ever cookware and more! Ends 1/31/12. 

Robitussin Sweepstakes Enter daily to win one of 100,000 prizes or the grand prize of $100,000! Ends 2/1/12.

Betty Crocker Great Snacks Giveaway Enter daily for an IW! Enter a package code or use: 16000-12345. Ends 4/30/12.

Lindt In the Bag Enter daily for your chance at awesome prizes! Get game codes from specially marked bags of chocolate, or ask for a free code. Ends 6/30/12. 

The Perfect Cup Sweepstakes One entry per day to win a year's supply of K-cups or one of their Instant Win prizes - machines & K-cups. Ends 3/31/13.

Allure.com Giveaways This usually starts at the beginning of a month and it's the first 500 at NOON! 12/5 -Suave Waterless Foam Shampoo.12/6 -Bliss The Youth As We Know It Night Cream. 12/7 - HydroPeptide Lips and Lashes. 12/8 - StriVectin-EV Get Even Serum.

Ghirardeli Dark Chocolate Take the 10 question quiz to see if you are a daily winner! Questions change weekly! Only one instant win per person. Ends 11/30.  

Litehouse Contest  Enter ONCE for your chance at coupons and free products. Ends 12/9. (I won 50 cents off Litehouse apples 9/7/11). 

Dove Chocolate Enter to win Grand Prize Trip to Hawaii or 50,000 other prizes. Enter your UPC code or use this one: 040000206385. Ends 12/17. (I just won while typing this up and playing a free chocolate bar 9/2/11. Won another free chocolate bar 11/15/11.). 

ABC Family Win $25,000! Enter daily to win the grand prize only! Ends 12/25.


Folger's Waking Up Club Contest  Enter daily for weekly prizes. See official rules for more info. Plays are for a week and start at 12pm and end at 11:59am. Week 2 ends 11/15. Week 3 ends 11/22. Week 4 ends 11/29. Week 5 ends 12/6. Week 6 ends 12/13. Week 7 ends 12/20. Week 8 ends 12/27. Contest officially ends 12/27.
 

Text to Win

Pop Tarts giveaway -- Text: POP and your zip code (example POP 12345) to 772937 (For movie tickets). (Pete won this, well I texted on his phone! 9/4/11.)

Jolly Time giveaway -- Text POP to 30364. Win cash, a party kit, or a box of Jolly Time. One entry per promotional period. Currently 11/1/11 - 11/30/11. More than one entry will be invalid. Ends. 11/30/11.

Twitter Contests

Simply Freshetta and FreschettaPizza Follow them on Twitter (and Facebook for that matter) and they pick one fan (in each location) a week to win a free pizza. No idea when this ends, still going on 11/22/11. (I just won this today, 9/26 from Freschetta Pizza!)

Monday, November 7, 2011

EPCOT - My Favorite Disney Park (Info & Tips)



If I had to pick a favorite park at Walt Disney World, it'd have to be EPCOT. We go back to it again and again! We love walking around the countries. Also, we love the Living with the Land ride in The Land - my boyfriend always wants to go on it, because it's about growing your own food. It's a dorky ride for sure! Soarin' is really cool...you must ride on the top row...must, must! And get a fast pass! The Seas is nice, also. We aren't too into the "big" rides (Test Track and Mission to Mars) they have there and only ride once in a while.

Back to the countries - we enjoy walking around and pin trading w/ cast members - ONLY cast members. I do not want someone to ask me for 3 for 1, no way. Cast members trade 1 to 1. If they have a green lanyard - they only trade with kids 12 and under. It can get addicting trying to find pins - but it's part of the fun of only trading w/ cast members and we never know what we'll find. Some days nothing, some days personal gems. I am into it more than my boyfriend is. Also, there are little spots in a lot of the countries to stop and wine taste or grab a beer. Italy and Germany both have nice wine tasting spots. In Mexico there is a freaking amazing tequila bar...amazing...they have so many many many kinds of tequila there! If you sit down and chat a while with one of the bartenders...tell them what kind of tequila you like and they will bring you something amazing. And what does suck, is that you can't always buy the tequila they let you try! Seriously, they are amazing at their jobs. We always have to stop in and try to see our favorite tequila bartender - Francisco...we're pretty sure he doesn't remember us, but he always acts like he does - maybe he sort of does, but lol he had asked us last time if we were from California and we were like no...Orlando! LOL. O'well..he's awesome! He's let us have some leftover avocado frozen margarita before for free...so tasty (another visit I bought one) :) And just has a great personality!

The picture is of the 3 very cool tequila bartenders in Mexico! ;) Taken Memorial Day weekend 2011.

I should mention that they have a great Disney character picture spot in Future World...a lot of characters. The Coca Cola Cool Spot - has some interesting sodas to try from around the world. Innovations is neat if you want to play the interactive games. I like the upgrades that they made with the ride in the ball (Innovations Earth). EPCOT is always decorated nicely...love the Flower & Garden Festival in the Spring and Food & Wine Festival in the fall (this year it's Sept 30 - Nov. 13th). Food & Wine can get rather pricey...depending on your appetite and thirst!

Coca Cola Cool Spot Options.

 La Coq Au Vin from France Pavilion at 2011 Food & Wine Festival.
 First Mixology Beverage Seminar of the Food & Wine Festival 2011 - it was a lot of fun!

The ride in Norway is so cute and fun with the Trolls! Test Track is fun. Mission to Mars is not for everyone...esp if you are claustrophobic, but it is fun. The Nemo ride in the Seas is super freaking cute. Turtle Talk with Crush is really cute, especially if you have children with you.

Restaurants in the World Showcase are pretty tough to get into. So, if you see something you want to eat at, I do recommend calling before you visit (a month or more) and make a reservation...Germany and Japan are probably the best bets w/ no RSVP, but do expect wait time depending on when you go..even if it's not when you think dinner time is. I've eaten at the sit down in Paris - it was good but nothing amazing. I think we ate at Italy, but...I don't recall. The new pizza place that opened is RSVP only, and they are pricey...I'm tempted by it b/c is it amazing pizza or overpriced? Oh that's the question! Japan is good at the sushi place or Teppan Edo..seriously good food. I haven't eaten in Morocco...or the US...or Norway, nor in China either....Germany has a buffet that is pretty good...better prices for lunch. Haven't eaten at the nice restaurant in Mexico either b/c always full. We never make RSVP...but have noticed this past year that you really can't eat anywhere in EPCOT that is the table service w/o one unless it was Japan or Germany. Tsk tsk EPCOT. Oh, haven't eaten at the Rose & Crown or Canada's sit down either.

If you are looking to drink, you can find most countries sell alcohol somewhere that's a walk up! Oh Japan has a Saki bar in the WAAAAYYYYY back ... it's pretty neat - I found I like sweet chilled Saki this way! Otherwise, I don't care for sake...

Ok, that's all I can think of for the quick of it! :) Hope you enjoy EPCOT when you go! EPCOT is a great park for adults...and children! So much to do and a variety of activities!
I have noticed the more you pay for food at Disney, the better the quality it is. The cheaper...well you get it...but hey it's cheap and filling!