Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CLOSED : SodaStream Review & Giveaway

7/31/2012 07:19:00 AM 0 Comments

My husband and I are MAJOR soda lovers. We spend an endless amount of money feeding our Mountain Dew and Diet Pepsi habits. I was extremely excited to get the goodies pictured above. I have always been curious about the SodaStream and have heard it is a great way to conserve money rather than continuously buying 12-24 packs of soda at the store.

**The advantages of SodaStream's Home Carbonation System include:

  • Convenience: No need to carry heavy bottles from the store. The SodaStream system is simple to use and requires no batteries or electricity.
  • Environmentally-Friendly: SodaStream is an "Active Green" solution that minimizes the huge eco-footprint caused by the manufacture, transport and waste of plastic bottles.
  • Variety: SodaStream offers over 100 flavors to suit everyone’s taste. Regular, diet, natural, fruity flavors, ice tea, energy drinks, sport drinks, tonic and many more.
  • Space Saver: No need to store bottles of beverages or empty bottles for recycling in your home.
  • Personalization: Make drinks just the way you love them… more bubbles, less bubbles, sweeter or lighter, even create your own flavor!
  • Family Fun: The system is quick and easy to use. It's fun for everyone and kids just love it!
  • Value for Money: Great savings compared to pre-packed carbonated water and beverages.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed: SodaStream drinks makers are of extremely high quality and include a money-back satisfaction guarantee.
The eco-friendly features of this product are attractive to me. I have a family of four and it seems like we have a LOT of trash so minimizing our collection of cans and bottles is a great selling feature of the SodaStream. It is also SO incredibly easy to use. The machine has no confusing parts to put together or electrical equipment. You open the back and put the carbonator in, fill the bottle with water, twist it into place, push the button a few times to carbonate the water, untwist your bottle, pour your syrup in and that's all there is to it! The bottle makes one liter of soda and is reusable, so no bottles are going in the trash.

I tried the root beer and lemon-lime flavors. I must say, the SodaStream soda has a much more natural flavor than any soda I've ever tasted. The directions tell you to push the carbonator button three times. I had to push it five or six times to get it to a carbonation good enough for me but the flavor is great! Lemon-lime can be compared to Sprite for me but the difference in nutrition facts is outstanding.

The SodaStream syrups have a significantly fewer amount of calories, sugar, and carbs. You have to make sure your water is VERY cold before using the SodaStream. I stored a bottle of cold water in the fridge for a couple of hours and the soda tasted much more comparable to name brands. If the water isn't cold enough, I noticed the soda tended to go flat.
The SodaStream is also cost effective. You can shop on their Web site or at various retailers around the world (JCPenney, Target, Staples, Sears, and more). Every 10th soda mix you buy is FREE and each bottle of mix contains the equivalent of 33 cans of soda. These can be purchased for as low as $4.99. A 24-pack of soda cans here in Indiana costs around $6.99 ON SALE, so the SodaStream is extremely cost effective.
Will the SodaStream replace my Mountain Dew? Probably not, but it is a great "filler" or alternative to drinking an excessive amount of Mountain Dew. Plus I feel more comfortable letting my kids drink from it, because neither of them are allowed to have soda at this point in their lives due to the high sugar content. I can reduce my carbon footprint a bit with this nifty little machine too!

One lucky reader will receive a:

Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit ($99.95)
It includes:

Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

Enter on the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to the U.S. only. Winner must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen. The giveaway begins July 24 at 12:01a.m. and ends July 31 at 11:59p.m. Kara's Deals and Steals was given a SodaStream product to try and review. I am not responsible for shipment of the prize. I will report the winner's information to the sponsor. All opinions are 100% mine.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Oh My Nails! ~ A Giveaway

7/27/2012 07:47:00 AM 1 Comments

Jannieology is having another giveaway! Yey! :)

PRIZES up for grabs are:
Nail Art materials + 3 surprise polishes

The giveaway starts today and will run till July 31, 2012 and is open to all my Philippine based readers only.  

To enter the giveaway and for full details, 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

FREE Blogger Sign-up: Group Tour $100 Amazon GC

7/26/2012 07:11:00 AM 0 Comments

Welcome to Promotional Book Tours August 3rd Group Tour.  We have teamed up with 9 Amazing Authors and several awesome bloggers to bring you  $100 Amazon Giftcard!

Bloggers Sign Up! Promote and you get an entry into the contest!

This Event is brought to you by these 9 books!
Incredible Dreams
50 Parent Commandments: “The Essential Guide to Hiring a Good Nanny”
Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction
Bitten Shame
As Above~ So Below: A Channeled, Assisted, Unfolding Story
The Unsacred Gift
Night Game

  • The Group Book Tour will begin on Thursday, August 2nd!  
  • You get 1 FREE Link by signing up to this event. 
  • You get a 2nd FREE  Link f you promote the blogger sign ups.  
  • The top referrer gets two links on top of the rafflecopter too.  
  • This contest is open internationally!  
  • Please say Blah Blah Blah referred you SIGN-UP HERE

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Favordeal Jewelry Worldwide Giveaway

7/25/2012 12:01:00 AM 7 Comments

The sun is up and so is our giveaway. Favordeal and whazz bloggin you and me, together with some awesome bloggers will make it all happen.

Favordeal, Your One-Stop Jewelry Store.  Elegant, sophisticated, fashionable are what I thought described their products the moment I browsed on their collection, but more surprised with their jewelry prices, they are cheaper than you think. They have various selection of jewelries from brooches and hair accesories, to earrings, bracelets, necklaces and even wedding rings.  Favordeal offers discount to registered members ranging from 10% to a maximum of more than 50% with Free Shipping for orders $15 and up. You can use this coupon code to avail of the 10% discount on their regular items.

use this upon checkout 

These are some of the jewelries that caught my attention and I loved them all.(",)

Valued at $7.73
If you visit Favordeal's website you'll see their Daily Promotion, three items will be featured daily on a 70% discounted price and if you like it then you should grab it because items listed are sometimes limited and you may never take a glance of it again.  

Favordeal's Daily Promotion

Favordeal accepts major credit cards Visa and Mastercard, and also Paypal payments. Just visit their website for your viewing pleasure and don't forget the coupon code.

One winner will receive these 3 amazing jewelries.

Vintage Unique Tennis Bracelet 
Valued at $5.39

Vintage Jewelry Set Auger Cute Owl Shape
Ladies Stud Earrings
Valued at $3.99

National Orange Beads Sexy Bib Necklace
Valued at $6.99

Completion of mandatory entries will unlock remaining entries for bigger chances of winning. (You know my dear readers, I have learned the secret in entering and winning a giveaway, let me whisper it loud to you (",) Complete all entries specifically the share/tweet links, these are the ones, we, the giveaway hosts, look for in an entry once Rafflecopter randomly selects a winner. So that's a big tip for you.)

1: Like Favordeal on Facebook
2. Share this giveaway and make sure you tag @Favordeal and 3 of your friends to qualify an entry (can be done daily for an additional entry)
3. Leave a comment on the wall of Favordeal or in any post on their Facebook page. Just say 'Hi, I am joining your giveaway!' (I will verify this part even if no link was requested)
4. Follow Favordeal on Twitter
5. Tweet about the giveaway.(can be done daily for an additional entry)
6. Create a Favordeal Jewelry account
After this the rest of the entries will be unlocked.

A Rafflecopter form will make it all easy for you to enter. Goodluck!

This giveaway is open worldwide.
Participants should be 18 years old and above
Must have a Facebook/Twitter account
Favordeal Jewelry Event will run from July 25 - August 25, 2012

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored or connected with Facebook or Twitter whatsoever. All descriptions of the products are my own opinion and Favordeal didn't ask me or gave me links on what to present here, except the prizes. The Lucky winner will be contacted by email and is expected to reply within 48 hours or I will have no choice but to choose a new winner. Winner will be announced on whazz bloggin you and me Facebook page and Twitter account so make sure you liked all the pages and followed all twitter accounts.
All entries will be verified so please do what is asked in the Rafflecopter form.

The following awesome bloggers helped me with this giveaway I can't thank you enough for doing this favor and hopefully this event will be of great success. Please visit these blogs to know more. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Terri's Little Haven and Jenn Too 

Terri's Little Haven & Jenn too

blah blah blah, Rants and Raves of a bum

gustosa giveaways

Mommy's Memorandum

Jenn's Blah Blah Blog

miss JHENZ

Mommies Point of View

The Life of a Coast Guard Wife

Living It Up

Crouton's Corner

Giveaways  Pokloni, Nagrade

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Angel Diamante x Favordeal Jewelry

7/24/2012 09:49:00 AM 0 Comments

Favordeal Jewelry is a one-stop jewelry store that specializes in rings, brooches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and hair accessories. All of their pieces are just love! An accessory completes any outfit and Favordeal is just the best place to look for them. They have all types of jewelry from vintage, to glam and to preppy. You can even customize some of their items. They have wonderful statement pieces that give life to any ensemble. Browse their site to see what I mean. I am sure you'll have fun simply browsing their collections.


The first, second and third names that will be drawn will receive these respectively.

National Orange Yellow Beads Sexy Bib Necklace

Vintage Jewelry Set Auger Cute Owl Shape Ladies' Stud Earrings

Vintage Unique Tennis Bracelets for Ladies

Aren't they gorgeous? All you have to do to win one of these items is fill in the Rafflecopter widget down below. Make sure to provide whatever is required or you will be automatically disqualified. You have a month to send in your entries and you can start today! This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE.

To enter this fabulous giveaway, visit: http://angeldiamante.blogspot.com/2012/07/giveaway-favordeal-jewelry.html

Monday, July 23, 2012

E-Book Blogger Op

7/23/2012 09:56:00 AM 0 Comments

This giveaway will be for a digital copy of Deja Vu of Love by Carol Cadoo (http://www.amazon.com/Deja-Vu-of-Love-ebook/dp/B008FK66J6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341688023&sr=1-1&keywords=carol+cadoo)  

Giveaway will run from August 12th to 17th. You get 2 free links (facebook, twitter, or pinterest) for making an announcement post pointing to this form or by sending $1 to debbiemcmullen@live.ca via paypal, additional links cost $1 each, and can also be blog comments, one click votes. Please send payment for additional links to debbiemcmullen@live.ca via paypal.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Free Blogger Opportunity | Glass Handbag Giveaway

7/22/2012 08:22:00 AM 0 Comments


Welcome to Another FREE Blogger Event!

Give your readers a chance to enter the Glass Handbag Giveaway!
Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog and Diva Fabulosa bring you another awesome blogger opportunity!
Most of you know how it works, for those of you whodon’t it’s fun easy and fabulous!
This time we have something special for you!
We have been working with an awesome designer based out of Las Vegas, NV and she has agreed to giveaway one of her fabulous handbags!  seriously they’re amazing, different and unique!  Best of all Winner chooses what handbag they want from their website!  Prices start at $580 and go UP, WAY UP!
So what exactly makes these handbags so amazing?
“These handbags are luxury designer handbags with integrated light system, the functional designer lighted handbags.  The handbags are hand-made by extremely skillful craftsmen in 3 different areas:  Leather, Hardware and Electronics!”
We have also learned that there’s some pretty big names that love the handbags we will be offering to our readers such as: Karina Smirnoff, Gladys Knight, and Katherine Jenkins.

So what you get for being awesome enough to help us promote this wonderful event!
FREE Facebook Link
You Must have a blog to join this event and Post Sign Up’s on your Blog!
Event will run from Aug. 10th until September 10th and be open worldwide!  
Other links can be bought for $2 per link
You can bid on hosting pages for the event as well as Co-Host spots.  
please be sure and send payment to jennsblahblahblog@hotmail.com!
SIGN UP HERE and don't forget put my name, Istin in the question "Who referred you?" :)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Free Blogger Event: Favordeal Jewelries Giveaway

7/21/2012 07:28:00 AM 1 Comments

Your One-Stop Jewelry Store, Favordeal.com is sponsoring this great giveaway. There will be One winner of 3 amazing jewelries and is open worldwide.

I will give you a Free Facebook or Twitter link if you blog about this event. Upon completion and submission of the form you agree to promote the giveaway at least once a day. You are also welcome to join this event once it is live. Favordeal will deliver the prizes directly to the winner's shipping address.

If you do not want to blog about this event but wanted to participate in the links, please pay $1 for each link through Paypal or nTrust (Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest, RSS and/or Email Subscription). A maximum of 3 links will be allowed per blog.

Here's the giveaway logo. Just grab it for your post and for your sidebar too. (",)

Form will be open until July 22, 2012.
Join this Free Blogger Event here.

If link doesn't work please use this:

Thank you and I look forward to working with you and to the success of this worldwide giveaway.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mich Eats and Shops Blog's Birthday Giveaway 2012

7/20/2012 10:15:00 AM 0 Comments

Join Mich Eats and Shops Blog's Birthday Giveaway for 2012!

There will only be one winner for this giveaway and he/she will get the following:  

1. Elf 32-piece palette - This palette contains 32 warm shades that are perfect for everyday wear.
2. Elf All Over Color Stick - This versatile color stick can be used on your cheeks, eyes, and lips for that beautiful pink glow. The color for this one is called Pink Lemonade.
3. Elf Nail Polish - She fell in love at first site when I\she saw this nail polish at CodenameAya‘s blog. It comes in pearly coral shade that’s oh so pretty!
4. Maybelline Lippies - Get deliciously fruity lips with Maybelline’s Fruit Jelly Lippies in Cherry 
5. SM GTW USBs - I don’t know with you but I keep losing my USBs because I don’t know where I put them. Perhaps with these USB bracelets, you’ll have a better chance of not losing them.
6. Bonus Coupons and Key Chain – As a bonus, you will also get these discount coupons from SM GTW. For every purchase of PHP1,000 at the SM Department Store Teens section, you get PHP100 off. They also threw in a cute lipstick keychain for you. 

Exciting right? :)
This giveaway will run until August 10 so watch out for the announcement then on her blog.  
Good luck everyone!!! 

Full mechanics here: http://micheatsandshops.com/2012/07/12/birthday-giveaway-2012
To join and enter the rafflecopter, visit: https://www.facebook.com/MichEatsandShops/app_228910107186452

Blogger Opp: Bagluxe Giveaway Event {5 Winners}

7/20/2012 09:10:00 AM 0 Comments

5 super lucky ladies are going to win the handbag of their choice…

Bagluxe Handbag Giveaway Event
This giveaway is being hosted by Bella Savvy.


5 winners will each receive a stylish handbag from Bagluxe (one featured bag or a $50 Bagluxe gift card for the bag of their choice) — $250 value
Giveaway Open To: U.S. and Canada only
Event Dates: August 6th – August 20th
Blogger Notes: Participation is FREE with announcement post (includes one rafflecopter link — Facebook or Twitter) OR a payment of $4.00 for no announcement post.
Additional links are available for $3.00 each — including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Email, RSS, Stumbleupon
You MUST agree to publish the html provided to you on the specified date by 12:01 am. EST (NO EARLIER)!
READY TO JOIN? Submit your info in the Sign Up Form.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

***FREE Blogger Opp*** Sodastream Giveaway

7/19/2012 10:03:00 AM 0 Comments

Prize: Giveaway package is a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit  ($99.95) The package includes:
  • Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
  • 1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
  • Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
  • Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
  • 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

Giveaway Dates: 7/24-7/31

Bloggers: 1 automatic FREE link + get a 2nd FREE link with giveaway announcement post

Sign up to be a part of this event here.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chic and Sassy Mom's 2nd Blogiversary Giveaway

7/18/2012 06:58:00 AM 0 Comments


Let's celebrate with Chic & Sassy Mom's 2nd blogiversary by joining her A Bagful of Korean Cosmetics and More Giveaway! :) 

Happy Blogiversary to your blog, Mommy Des! more to come and God bless!

Here are the following prizes, by the way..
Giveaway Prizes: One (1) Winner of a Toiletry/Cosmetic Printed Bag, A set of Etude House Collagen Moistfull Skin Care Kit, The Face Shop Lovely Me: Ex BB Cream, 3 x Trial Packs of Laneige Waterbank Moisture Cream, Skin Food Hair Pad, 2 x Urban Decay Loose Pigments, Bath & Body Works Sweet Pea Body Lotion 236 ml, Zen Zest Earth Perful 50 ml Bottle. All items are unused.

This giveaway is open to those who have shipping address in the Philippines.
Entry submission will end July 31, 2012, Local Time (Philippines). 
Complete the basic requirements, and earn bonus entries if you like. Earn entries via the Rafflecopter.
One winner for all items. :-D


Monday, July 16, 2012

Belle de Jour's 50 followers Mini Giveaway

7/16/2012 08:58:00 AM 0 Comments


Belle de Jour is having her first ever blog giveaway! Yey! One winner will win the following prizes:


Skinfood Goldkiwi gift set + samples 
2 Rings (Leopard & connector ring) 
Long two-layer cross necklace 
Japanese eyebrow shaver (For korean eyebrows!) 
Japanese Neutral/Nude eye shadow palette 
2 pairs of Japanese false eyelashes (ala Etude House)


Open to Philippine residents only or to readers with a Philippine address where I can ship the items. 
Prizes will be shipped to the winner by me. 
I reserve the right to change/remove this giveaway given certain circumstances. No duplicates of entries! Or if you have not followed the instructions, I reserve the right to disqualify you. 
Giveaway will end on July 31, 2012...Philippine time :) 


Sunday, July 15, 2012


7/15/2012 08:06:00 AM 0 Comments


Hodge Podge is an online store which offers bottle cap merchandise in general, giving you the freedom to choose how your accessories want to be - a magnet, a keychain or a necklace. All of their  supplies are imported from the US to assure their customers great quality in each Hodge Podge item they produce :)

It is founded by two individuals who share the same passion for unique and kawaii goodies, thus the creation of Hodge Podge :)

I personally love their products, I wanted a map ref magnet, a backpack keychain, a compass keychain  et al.. Its super cutie! And if you are into artsy stuff, youll surely love their bottlecap accessories. What so nice about it? Well you can get to choose the design/print on your caps!


3 Lucky winners will win a loot from Hodge Pogde (1 necklace, 1 keychain, 1 ref magnet).
This is open to all Philippine- residents only.

To join the giveaway and enter the Rafflecopter, VISIT:

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Product Arena by Celline08 x Asian Vogue Giveaway!

7/14/2012 07:49:00 AM 0 Comments


Asian Vogue is a local brand that caters to every fashionista's ever changing style. The brand offers an extensive collection of fashionable shoes and bag that would fit anyone's budget. It gives you the feel of designer's items without damaging your wallet. 100% Gawang-Pinoy, baby! :D

A quick background about the brand and its owner:

Asianvogue Shop, the brainchild of Angel del Rosario, an online fashion boutique from the Philippines was established on May 2009. The shop provides shoppers with an extensive selection of fashion forward footwears and bags. 

For more details about the shop, please contact the following:

CP: 0917-576-0210 
Email: asianvogueshop@gmail.com
Facebook: asianvogue.shop
Site: http://asianvogueshop.com

One winner will win P1000 php worth of GC from Asian Vogue Shop
Giveaway ends on Aug 9, 2012
Winner will be chosen using random.org or fruit machine. They will be notified thru e-mail or personal message. By then, they will have exactly 48 hours to reply. If they fail to do so, new winner will be chosen.

Visit http://celline08.blogspot.com/2012/06/product-arena-by-celline08-x-asian.html to enter the Rafflecopter and for the full mechanics.


tvN Kpop Star Hunt 2

7/14/2012 07:22:00 AM 0 Comments

Did you miss last year’s chance to go to Korea and be trained to be the next Kpop Star?
Then this is your chance! 
Join tvN’s Kpop Star Hunt2 and be one of the 2 contestants who will fly to Seoul, South Korea to be trained to become the next Kpop Star! 

Just go to www.tvnstarhunt2.com to submit your entry. 

Click here for details