Shelly's Bits and Pieces: February 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Week of February 22 on The View

I am loving being a brand Ambassador for The View.  The line up this week has me intrigued!  Wednesday and Thursday should be interesting!  Here is what will be happening on “The View” this week – starting Monday, February 22nd.


Monday – Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana will be making his first and only television appearance since announcing that he is not running for re-election in 2010.

Tuesday – The controversial cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore will be joining the Women live on Tuesday. This will be an interesting show to see how the cast and the woman interact!

Wednesday – Nadya Suleman, who famously gave birth to octuplets last year, will be making her trip to NYC to chat live with the Women of The View!

Thursday – A one hour show themed “Trying to have a baby?” Guests include Giuliana and Bill Rancic

Friday – Regis and Joy Philbin will perform a song from their new CD: Regis & Joy: Just you. Just me.

If you miss the show live, you can view it online!
 
I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime and will receive a tote bag or other The View branded items to facilitate my review.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

NEW GIVEAWAY--->Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks

The winner is JoAnn.  She has responded!  Thank you all for entering!

 Kids know how much fun it is to win, but they also understand the importance of giving to others and want to help make a difference in the world. Now they have a chance to both win and give with Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks.

With specially marked boxes of kid favorites – including Fruit Roll-Ups, Gushers, Fruit by the Foot, and Stickerz & Shapes – your child could win one laptop to keep and Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks will donate another to a child in Africa. Each day from now through May 30, 2010, one laptop prize will be awarded to a U.S. winner. For every laptop won, one laptop will be donated to an African child through One Laptop per Child, an organization that creates educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.

If your house is like mine, fruit snacks do not last very long. I was very excited when I was offered the opportunity to do the Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks Win and Give campaign at MyBlogSpark. As part of the campaign, I was sent a specially marked package of Betty Crocker Fruit Roll-Ups and a specially marked package of Fruit by the Foot and a $25 donation was made to One Laptop per Child on my behalf.


Each box contained a code that I entered at http://www.winonegiveone.com/ for a chance to win a computer for myself and one that would be donated to a child in Africa! Although I didn't win, I tried, and I'll try again!

Along with my goodies, I have been offered the opportunity to give away the same goodies to one of my blog readers!  If you'd like a chance to win 2 boxes of Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks and have a $25 donation made in your name to One Laptop per Child, enter now!

Entry Rules:  I must have a way to contact you.  Please leave your email in your post!! After doing the main entry, you can do any or all of the extras, good for one entry each. Please do not leave generic responses(Enter me, I want it, etc) Put some thought into it!  Tweets can be done
daily!

Main Entry:  Do you encourage your child to give?  If so, how?  No Kids?  How do you give back?
Extra chances: Follow me on twitter and leave your id
                       Tweet and leave link
                       Follow my blog
                       Subscribe to my blog
                       Add my giveaway to any McLinky or promote it in another way (1 entry per place)
                       Comment on another post I've written

That's all you need to do!  The winner will be chosen at random at 11:59pm EST on Feb 28 and will be emailed.  They will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen!


Thanks to all and remember......Live, Laugh, Love!
Shelly



Betty Crocker provided me with the free product and information through MyBlogSpark, however, the opinions are MY OWN!

I am a brand Ambassador for The View!

Since becoming a Stay at home Mom, I found out that I cannot stand a full day of quiet in my house.  I have to admit it, I love noise.  To keep myself sane, I started leaving the television on during the day.  Back in 2004, I found The View on ABC and it caught my attention.  Instead of background "noise", I found myself interested in the conversations these ladies were having.  They talked about a variety of topics from their own families to books and movies.  After my first "Viewing", I knew I'd become a fan!  As a fan of The View, I am excited to announce that I am an official The View Brand Ambassador!

The fiesty, tell it like it is co-hosts discuss all of the hottest topics and you get the view of five awesome women, who represent a large variety of ages, experiences and backgrounds: Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Sherri Sheperd.

The View was the recipient of the 2003 Daytime Emmy® Award for "Outstanding Talk Show," and is ABC Daytime's morning chatfest, featuring a team of dynamic women of different ages, experiences and backgrounds discussing the most exciting events of the day. The program has received critical acclaim since premiering August 11, 1997. It's broadcast live weekdays from New York City (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET).  The View offers a large variety of topics being discussed, experts in their field providing insite and information, celebrity interviews, and lots of laughter!  If you have never seen The View, do yourself a favor and check it out.  I'm sure you'll enjoy it!  For more information about The View, click HERE.

I am also excited to announce a sweepstakes from The View and Mom Central. One lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive a trip to New York City to watch a taping of The View! The sweepstakes is open until February 28th.   You can enter by clicking HERE!


I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime and will receive a tote bag or other The View branded items to facilitate my review.

Monday, February 15, 2010

I'm a General Hospital Brand Ambassador!

I'm so excited that I was chosen to be a General Hospital Brand Ambassador by Mom Central!  I've been watching GH since the mid 1970's and it is one addiction I do not want cured!  I have quite a history with General Hospital.  I loved all the crazy things that happened to Luke and Laura and all the adventures they went on.  The Left Handed Boy adventure was my first main addiction.  I would make sure I was in front of my TV set every weekday at 3:00pm to see what would happen and to hope Luke and Laura would stay safe from Mr. Smith's henchmen!  The Ice Princess adventure was great too.  I loved Robert Scorpio, Tiffany Hill and the Cassadines, and adventure on the island!   Freezing Port Charles...craziness at Kelly's Diner...who would survive?  I've seen Quartermaines come and go, Joe Kelly and Rose, fell in love with Blackie Parrish (John Stamos), loved the introduction of Robin Sultini (Scorpio), Anna Devane, and the rest of the WSB, cried when Luke lost Laura, found her, lost her again....it goes on and on, and I LOVE IT!

I am such an addict, I have 2 copies of the 45 General Hospi-tale....."General Hospital, you're my worst affliction, General Hospital, you're my favorite addiction!  .....Tell me what's going on, have you seen it today?" 

There is an exciting General Hospital sweepstakes that’s currently being run on the Mom Central website. One lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive a trip to Los Angeles to visit the set of General Hospital and have a walk-on role. The sweepstakes is open until February 28th.  Here is a link to the sign-up survey for this sweepstakes: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22A5X5XEZD9

“I am a participant in a Mom Central campaign for ABC Daytime and will receive a tote bag or other General Hospital branded items to facilitate my review.”

Friday, February 12, 2010

Giveaways to check out

Enter to win a $25 McCormick & Schmick's GC at Rockin Mama!  If you win, you can take your Valentine out for a post Valentine's Day Treat!  Comments will close on February 25, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST

Wanchai Ferry Giveaway at No Time Mommy

I have heard a lot of good things about Wanchai Ferry Meals and this morning I came across a review and giveaway at No Time Mommy.  She tried the Orange Chicken and really enjoyed it!  I found out that the meals are available in orange chicken, shrimp lo mein, spicy garlic chicken, and sweet and sour chicken.  I am always trying to find quick, tasty, family meals, so it sounds good to me.  I entered her giveaway and also printed off a coupon...since she posted the link!!  The giveaway is for a very nice Wanchai Ferry prize pack which  features a coupon for Wanchai Ferry frozen entrees, asian inspired rice bowls, chopsticks, bamboo placemats, flavored fortune cookies, and a $25 dollar target gift card.  Sounds perfect!  I entered the giveaway which ends on March 9th.  Remember, you can't win if you don't enter!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Win a Free Popsicle Coupon from the Act of Random Willy-Nillyness

Carolyn over at the Act of Random Willy-Nillyness is hosting a giveaway where 5 people will win a coupon for a free Popsicle brand frozen treat!  Popsicle has been a staple in my house since I was a child and I must honestly admit that I love then as much now as I did then.  My favorite has always been the Fudgsicle, but I will honestly eat any of them!!  I fell in love with the Red White & Blue firecrackers while having a family outing at Kings Dominion in Richmond, VA...years ago...and guess what?!  Popsicle makes them!!  WOOHOO!!  So stop by Carolyn's (<--click on her name) and enter!  The giveaway ends 2/16 at 11:59pm.  Head on over, there are lots of ways to enter!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Giveaways I've entered

Enter to win a Walmart $50 GiftCard at Did You See That?  The SuperBowl is coming up on Sunday and there are lots of delicious snacks and party foods to have on hand for your Super Bowl party at Walmart.  You'd be surprised what you can get for that $50 too!  Stop by and enter quickly, because the giveaway ends tomorrow...2/5 at 11:59pm EST!  Good Luck!


I dropped by The Dirty Shirt and entered her giveaway for a $50 Walmart Gift Card!  Walmart is a great place to save on your everyday needs as well as the items you need for a SuperBowl party!  The giveaway ends on 2/16 at midnight and the winner will be drawn on the 17th!  You can't win if you don't enter, so what are you waiting for?  GO!

While I was there entering the Walmart giveaway, I found out that the Dirty Shirt was also giving away something I drooled over...a cake of your choice from Bake Me A Wish!  Everyone knows that I LOVE red velvet cake, so I had to enter and have my very own chance to win.  So if you win, you can always share!!  This giveaway ends on 2/9 at midnight and the winner will be announced on the 10th!  Good Luck!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Wake Up to Bonus Box Tops with Kroger Giveaway!

The winner is 3boyzmom.  She has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond!
Thank you for entering!



I've been clipping Box Tops for Education since my daughter started kindergarten seven years ago. Over the years, thanks to the generosity of my parents and grandparents, we've donated well over $1000 worth to her elementary school. During her six years there, our PTA was able to help collect BTFE's that added up to over $10,000. This money was spent on library books, reading tests, and computers. It's a wonderful way to support your school by clipping from your trash! It helps the school and only costs your time!
As a whole, the simple act of clipping Box Top coupons has raised over $300 million for our kids’ schools. What an incredible outcome for parents pulling together and earning box tops coupons for their child’s school.
Now you have the chance to earn even more money for your child’s school through a new program being launched by the Kroger Family of Stores that’s going on until March 18th and earn bonus Box Tops for Education by registering here and choosing the personalized offers that you would like to receive. By registering, you will automatically receive 5 Bonus Box Tops just for signing up alone! You will also receive custom offers for bonus box tops for purchasing participating General Mills products. The offers you choose will then load onto your Kroger Shopper Card to be redeemed once you purchase the items. The great part is there’s no clipping involved or having to remember to send in the coupons! The Bonus Box Tops will automatically go straight to your chosen school. Just remember to scan your card when purchasing the participating items for the box tops to be applied to your child’s school.

Here are the details of the offer:






Get 3, 4, or 5 Bonus Box Tops when you buy the corresponding amount of participating General Mills Cereals

•Participating cereals include Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp Sprinkles, Trix, Reese´s Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Golden Grahams, Kix, Fruity Cheerios, Dora the Explorer, Honey Kix, and all varieties of Cascadian Farm

Get 3, 4, or 5 Bonus Box Tops when you buy the corresponding amount of participating Yoplait Kid products

•Participating products include Yoplait Kids Yogurt Drink, Yoplait Go-GURT, Yoplait Kids Lowfat Yogurt, and Yoplait Trix Lowfat Yogurt

Get 3, 4, or 5 Bonus Box Tops when you buy the corresponding amount of participating Pillsbury products

•Participating products include 8 ct. packages of all varieties of Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits, Pillsbury Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, Pillsbury Flaky Twists, and Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
 
Giveaway Time:  One lucky reader will win a $25 Gift Card good for any Kroger family chain of stores! All you have to do in order to be qualifed for a chance to win is to leave a comment with how the Box Tops for Education program has helped your children’s schools. If you don’t have any children in school, leave a comment on what you think about the Box Tops for Education program.
 
Extra Entries:  You get one extra entry for each extra entry item you complete, AFTER you complete the mandatory entry!
                      Follow my blog publicly
                      Follow me on twitter
                      Tweet or promote the giveaway.  (may be tweeted once daily)
                      Subscribe to my blog
                      Tell me which BTFE product is your favorite!
                      Comment on any other post on this blog - leave link to your post
 
Please make sure I have a way to get in touch with you if you win!
 
Winners will be chosen at random from all correct entries on February 15th at 11:59pm EST and will be notified by email!  Winner has 48 hours from the time I send your email to respond or another winner will be chosen.  Valid only in the US.
 
I received a gift card and information from General Mills and MyBlogSpark to provide you with this review. I was not paid any monetary compensation to publish this review. This review is my personal opinion only and receiving the gift card has no impact on my opinion.