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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Candle Warmers Giveaway!

Hey MMR fans..check out this great giveaway..the candle warmers can be personalized..how neat is that?

Good Luck All!

During the holidays in my family we always have a nice smelling candle lit. With an open flame candle it can be dangerous, especially if you have kids in the house. With a candle warmer you can still obtain the lovely fragrance without all of the dangers of doing so. Everything By Chelsea recently found this amazing company that offers all types of candle warmers, called Candle Warmers. Candle Warmers was founded in 2001 and they wanted to bring a different method for releasing fragrance from a candle without the dangers of an open flame. Candle Warmers is committed to bringing the home with affordable and safe candle warmer appliances and accessories. Their products consist of candle warmer lamps, crocks, plate warmers, and many more! You can check them out all here.
Everything By Chelsea received a wonderful opportunity to review one of their holiday candle warmers, the Snowflake. You can read her entire review here. If you are looking for a personalized gift for someone this holiday, then I highly recommend Candle Warmers. Not only are they safe and affordable, but they have many options for just about everyone. It is so hard to choose just one fragrance because there are so many of them! Here is your chance to win your own holiday themed Candle Warmer! This giveaway will end on 11/22. Please remember to complete all mandatory entries as they will be verified! Good luck!!

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Disclosure: Everything By Chelsea received this item for the purpose of a review. Chelsea received no compensation for this publication. Her opinions are her own and may vary from those of your own. Midwest Mamas Reviews is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Coupon Coup Giveaway!!

Hey everyone at MMR!! Here is a great giveaway if you LOVE coupons like I do. There are some awesome prizes you and there are multiple winners!! YAY

Welcome to the Coupon Coup Giveaway, hosted by Stay a Stay at Home Mom with cohosts Zoes Printable Coupons, Sisters Saving Cents, Military Wives Saving, and Mamal Diane Keeping it Simple. One of the best ways families can save money all year long is to utilize coupons. Now, for the uninitiated, you're probably thinking its just not worth it to spend Sunday morning clipping a coupon to save a quarter off a tube of toothpaste you don't even like! But there is so much more to couponing than that! By properly using coupons, most families can save 20-90% off their food, paper products, and toiletries bill, and take home bags of freebies each month. This fantastic giveaway aims at helping you learn how to do it! One lucky winner will receive:

  1. Couponing: The Extreme Video Course
  2. 6-mo Membership to SavingsAngel
  3. Coupon Clutch from Grandma's Little Lilly
  4. Create Your Own Coupon Binder
  5. 40 Recent Coupon Inserts from Coupon Connection Idaho
  6. $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card
Additionally FIVE First Prize winners will receive a copy of Couponing: The Extreme Video Course. Couponing: The Extreme Video Course Have you ever wondered how the couponers on TV are able to fill three grocery carts full of food and toiletries and pay a penny? Well, part of that is Hollywood entertainment, but most of it is possible. Couponing: The Extreme Video Course will show you how to regularly save 20-90% off your food and toiletries bill. The Coupon Coup Giveaway winner will receive a copy of Couponing: The Extreme Video Course (accessed online) AND FIVE lucky runner-up winners will also receive a copy! Plus, all giveaway participants are eligible to receive $5 off Couponing: The Extreme Video Course while the giveaway is going on. Simply enter this code at checkout:
(NOTE: If you purchase Couponing: The Extreme Video Course and are one of the winners, you'll receive a refund. No need to worry about buying the course and then winning it anyway :) Couponing: The Extreme Video Course
6-Month Membership to SavingsAngel SavingsAngel helps busy moms dramatically cut their grocery bills. Create your own customized shopping list from hundreds of weekly matchup deals. Search for specific products or coupons. Get email alerts for deals on products you use at your favorite stores. Get personalized help for couponing beginners and great tips for experts. Long-time members agree the small monthly fee is worth the extra savings of money and time. A generous friend-to-friend referral program makes it easy to get your membership for free. The winner of the Coupon Coup Giveaway gets a 6month membership to SavingsAngel absolutely free!
Coupon Clutch For smaller couponing trips, restaurants and entertainment, and even specialty store organization, a coupon clutch is critical! Grandma's Little Lilly, an etsy store, makes beautiful, functional coupon clutches, and has graciously offered the winner of the Coupon Coup Giveaway the clutch of her choice from Grandma's etsy store here.
Coupon Binder Every good couponer worth her salt has a coupon binder. The winner of this giveaway will receive the materials needed to make her own customized coupon binder (instructions here) including:
Coupon Inserts Probably the most important component of couponing is the actual coupon inserts themselves! You cannot buy coupon inserts, but there are several services out there including Coupon Connection Idaho that will save them for you and send them to you for free. (You just pay a small fee to cover administrative costs and labor associated with gathering them.) Coupon Connection Idaho is providing the winner with 40 recent coupon inserts.
$100 Walmart Gift Card To get their couponing off to the right start, the winner will get a $100 Walmart gift card to help pay for groceries. If the winning bidder would prefer, $100 Paypal cash can be substituted. Fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from yours.  Midwest Mamas Reviews is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thirty-One Giveaway winners are...

Thank you again everyone who entered this giveaway.

The winners will receive an email from me with the contact information you will need to collect your prizes.

The winner of the $10 Thirty-One Giftcard is..AJ Jane


The winner of Free Shipping is..Kristy Gilliver Vescio

Monday, October 29, 2012

Be Thankful Blogger Opp

Great opportunity..free sign up and TWO free links!!! Go to http://armywifenprincessesmomma.blogspot.com/2012/10/be-thankful-blogger-sign-up.html

Be Thankful Blogger Sign Up

Hello I am hosting a wonderful giveaway for Fall. My goal is for this giveaway to start the 5th of November. We have four guaranteed sponsors as of now, with items and links below. With this event you get two free links, of twitter, facebook or pinterest. All other links such as email , voting and linky etc are 1.00 each payable to lillysshower@gmail.com on pay pal. I am accepting one co-host for 5.00 which will give you one mandatory link in the giveaway and up to ten others included in the price. Also as a co-host you get a free button on my side bar, can be a link to your blog or facebook :) 
Please sign up below and if you have questions please write me at rantingsfromlilnhailsmom@hotmail.com 

FairyTales Creations

one pair of ugg booties in color and size choose from winner
shipping is free 

J. Pogo Designs 

4 Beautiful Monkeys Jewelry, Resale, & More

Winner pays 3.85 shipping 

Jolene's Open Closet 

50.00 Gift Card towards a Gown 

Paparazzi by Melinda 
free shipping :) 

free shipping !

MORE sponsors will be added this is just people who have committed to the giveaway already .

$150 GC & Mixed Bag Giveaway..31 winners

Welcome to $150 GC & Mixed Bag Giveaway hosted by Life’s Perception & Inspiration.
How would you like win some cash and other cool prizes? Click HERE to view the PRIZES. Thanks to all my Sponsors:
  • Mohawkhome.com
  • Amazing Group of Bloggers
  • Funbites Food Cutter
Giveaway will run October 1st @ 12:01 am EST until October 31st @ 11:59 PM EST. All entries will be verified. This opportunity is open worldwide except for the $150 GC from Mohawk. So what are you waiting for?
Disclaimer: This blog is not responsible for shipment of prize.

Check this great giveaway that ends really soon. Midwest Mamas Reviews

Free Nursing Cover

Click the picture, find the nursing cover you like, add it to your cart, enter BABYSAVINGS into the promo code section. You will just be responsible for shipping.

See if you are eligible for these great surveys..

 Click on the picture and check to see if you are eligible to be apart of this great consumer panel. Take surveys on some awesome products.

Scentsy Review for Stephanea Boyce

~Scentsy Review~

(excuse the crooked photo lol)

Look at the two great products we got to review.  The product on the left is the Layers Dryer Disks in Quiver scent. I would say this is a neutral/manly scent for those whose significant others do not like the flowery scents. these are $7.00 for the 2 disks. They also come in 3 other scents, Coconut Lemongrass, French Lavender, and Sunkissed Citrus.
The directions are really easy. All you do is throw one of the disks in the dryer with your clothing(not recommended for children's clothes or flame resistant clothes). I have been using my first disk for a week(I do several loads of laundry a day with a family of 6 hehe) I would definitely buy these again.

The 2nd product I reviewed was the new Layers Hand Soap in the Coconut Lemongrass scent. It comes in an 8 fl. oz. for $6.00 each. It comes in 19 other scents. I was going for a less girly scent since we only have the 1 bathroom and 4 stinky boys(including hubby) in our household. I definitely love the light airy scent. It is not overpowering at all. 

I think both of these items would make great gifts for housewarming parties or Christmas. 

Make sure you check out Stephanea Boyce's Scentsy page. You can also sign up for her newsletter here

Are you interested in joining Scentsy? Here is a peek at what comes in the kit.

iPad Mini Holiday Event

iPad Mini Holiday Event

Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8
Prizes: iPad Mini
Event dates: 11/21 - 12/5

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

 Please tell them Midwest Mamas Reviews referred you, thanks!

Blogger Opp..Keurig Holiday Event

Have A Keurig Holiday Event

Prizes: Keurig Platinum Series Quiet Brewer + K-Cups {4 prize packages = 1 a week}
Event dates: 11/2-11/9 and 11/9-11/16 and 11/16-11/23 and 11/23-11/30

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

Please tell them Midwest Mamas Reviews sent you, thanks.

Blogger Opp-Wii U Console

Choice Your U Event

Prizes: Wii U Console {2 units = 1 a month}
Event dates: 11/2-11/30 & 12/2-12/30

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

Please let them know that Midwest Mamas Reviews sent you. Thanks

Advertising Giveaway Winner is...

Thank you all for entering our first advertising giveaway. The winner is:

Alicia V. for her easy entry of liking our Facebook page

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Beth Ann & Jessica's Helpful Savings Holiday Gift Guide 2012 Giveaway

Welcome to Beth Ann & Jessica's Helpful Savings Holiday Gift Guide 2012 Blogger Sign ups

I will be featuring 15 items in the month of November.
First Giveaway starting November 1st. 
Giveaway will run 1 month (Nov 1st - Nov 30th)
You will be required to post the giveaway at least 2x a week (at least 10x during the 30days)
and submit "live' post link when giveaway starts.

1 Free Facebook or Twitter link. with Announcement Post $5 without announcement
Each additional Link is only $1.00 - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Email, GFC
$2.00 each daily vote

OVER $600 in prizes! = 15 winners ---1st prize on rc = 1st winner,  2nd prize on rc = 2nd winner ect.
Items include:
Knot Genie - 1 Brush ($20 value)
Zoobies - Regular Blanket Pet of Choice ($29.99 Value)
ManGroomer - STAINLESS STEEL DETAIL GROOMER® ($19.99 value)
Nostalgia Electrics - Coca Cola Series Pop-up Hotdog Toaster ($29.99 value)
Frecklebox - $30 Electronic Gift Card
ColorInKids - 12 ColorInKids T-Shirts ($15 value x12)
ISeeMe - Personalized Christmas Book ($39.95 Value)
My Babys Heart Beat Bear - My Babys Heart Beat Frog -  ($35.00 value)
Aroma Housewares - 20-cup Rice Cooker, Steamer, Slow cooker, all in 1 ($64.99 value)
Daddy Scrubs - 1 set of daddy scrubs - ($54.95 value)
Piczzle -Small Cardboard Custom Puzzle - ($14.95 value)
Thirty-One Gifts - Zipper Pouch winners choice of design - ($15 value)
Mailpix - Winners Choice of Item - (value based on choice)
Big Little Fudge - Occasion Holiday Tin  ($19.95 value)
Picture Collage Maker Pro - 1 free picture collage maker pro download ($39.90)

Good afternoon MMR Fans

Its a happy Saturday in the Pierce house.  Hubby still has his job for now.  We went on date night last night which consisted of dinner at Red Robin, a trip to Sam's Club, and a couponing trip to Target. HEHE Yup I dragged my husband to Target so I could use some coupons before they expired. Here is a list of what I got..2 sippy cups, 4 bottles of all free and clear, 2 bottles of dove body wash, 4 packs of schick razors, 2 bottles of Garnier Fructis, 8 bottles of Herbal Essence, and some Garnier styling spray. Total out of pocket=28.13 :) saved $77.05.

I love to coupon..its time consuming but with a family of 6 on one income..it helps a ton. If you ever have questions just shoot me an email at midwestmamasreviews@gmail.com 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Cookie Cutter Eggs

So this morning I decided to attempt something I found on Pinterest.  My kids LOVE anything with cookie cutters.  Typically we do sugar cookies, play doh, or even peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with our cookie cutters. Today I decided to try it with EGGS!!

First I set my griddle to 275 degrees(if you see the egg isn't firming up right away you can raise the temp to 300 degrees)

I buttered my griddle and than placed my greased(Crisco spray) METAL cookie cutter in the middle of the butter.

Next I cracked my egg and poured it into the cookie cutter, making sure the white of the egg got into every crack.
(some egg may leak out, just up the temp a hair)

I waited until the majority of the egg white was firm and checked it by jiggling the cookie cutter to check firmness.

Once you feel it is firm enough, take the cookie cutter off, and flip the egg to cook the other side a little bit. If you like your yolk runny, do not cook it on the other side very long. If you like your yolk more firm and cooked through, than leave it on as long as you like.

Here is Hayden with his pumpkin egg

And because my 3yr old decided he was not in an egg kinda mood he got PB&J

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Another Friday coming..

So tomorrow is Friday..typically a very happy day in the Pierce household since it is PAYDAY hehe  However my loving hubby informed me that tomorrow he may get 1 pay check..or he may get 2..2 meaning he has been laid off. Hubby is union and even though he just has to wait at the union hall until they send him to a new job..it always has me concerned. 

Also tomorrow my big kids are off school for Teacher's Institute..thinking we will make some Halloween cookie cutouts. I have been eyeballing Pinterest..here are some I am thinking about tell me which are your favorites..

One click tabs...

Have you checked out the tab at the top that says Current Giveaways?? Here you can check out what giveaways are currently being offered by Midwest Mamas Reviews.  Be sure to check it out everyday as the giveaways are coming and going fast.

Also have a great area for current Blogger Opportunities! This is for all my blogger friends that are interested in hosting some great giveaways with great friends.

You must check out the 2012 Holiday Gift Expo page...going to be up and running soon so make sure you get your products in for review ASAP.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Blogger Opp~Have It Your Way Event


FREE Blogger Opportunity! We will be giving away $200, in their Have it your way event! How will this work? Whatever the winner wants, the winner will get! Kindle Fire, PayPal Cash, Amazing, Wal-Mart, Target! Who cares, they get just what they want! Blogger get FREE Facebook llink with the option to purchase additional links! About the event
  • Prize: Whatever you want up to $200 (shipping included) Do you want a Kindle Fire? Maybe an iPod, hummm maybe gift card to Target, oh wait Paypal cash? We don't care we want you to have it your way! So let the games begin, and let's have some fun with this one!
  • We're celebrating the lunch of Pink Ninja Media and we would love for your to join us!
    • November 5, 2012 and end on December 5, 2012
    • FREE Facebook Link - With Announcement Post
    • Winner will receive $200 anything they want - if they choose a product shipping is included in the $200.
    • Additional links will be $2 - Daily Votes $3 - Paid links will be moved up on Rafflecopter.
    • Sign up HERE

Blogger Opp~Hidden Treasure Candle Giveaway

Jenn's Blah Blah Blog and Pink Ninja Media bring you another FREE Blogger Opportunity!


Grow your readership, join a fabulous giveaway and offer your reader the chance to win a fabulous Prize.

FIVE WINNERS, will win TWO Hidden Treasure Candles!

Hidden Treasure Candles are always a HUGE hit! Don't miss the chance to offer your readers the chance to win this awesome prize! This fabulous giveaway will begin on November 20th!

~Thirty-One Gifts Giveaway~

YAY we hit 100 followers on Facebook today. Whoohoo, thank you guys so much for the great support. We have such a great bunch of people liking us and we couldn't do it without you all.

We are hosting a giveaway for a great Thirty-One Gifts Independent Consultant named Kate Patrick. She is generously offering up a $10 gift certificate for 1 fan AND Free Shipping for another fan to be used on her site. Yup that is right TWO winners. YAY!!

So I was looking through the new Fall 2012 Catalog and I found something I just think I HAVE to HAVE. This CUTE Retro Metro Bag...LOVING the giant polka dots.

The November customer special is the Medium Utility Tote. It's not available in the catalog and it's not going to be in a future catalog that we know of right now, SO, this is the ONE chance you have to get it! It's available in 6 prints, but, look how CUTE that snowman print is! The pic doesn't do it justice, it really doesn't! PLUS for EVERY Medium Utility Tote sold, Thirty One is going to donate a thermal tote to a military family in need through Operation Homefront. My calendar is pretty open, so, who wants to book a party?? Don't forget, online parties count too!!!!!

Did you know you can earn FREE and discounted items by hosting a party? Host an in home party or host a party! Your friends will go crazy over the products. Contact Kate today at katepaige31@gmail.com to start planning yours. Want to join her team? It’s just $99 to get started! Sign up today on Kate's Thirty-One page.

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Disclosure: Midwest Mamas Reviews was not compensated in anyway for this giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own. MMR is not responsible for prize shipment or delivery..

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Brew Over Ice French Vanilla K-Cups Giveaway

Who loves some great iced coffee? I have had the opportunity to try the Brew Over Ice French Vanilla K-Cups from Green Mountain Coffee and I LOVE them. I am not a hot coffee drinker but I love it over ice :)

This giveaway will have 2 winners :)

Item up for giveaway is 1 box for each winner of Brew over Ice French Vanilla Iced Coffee.

Check out Green Mountain Coffee on facebook!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Advertising Giveaway!!!

Advertising Giveaway is opening to those that are direct sales, a business owner, or even a blogger. We are here to help every one succeed in what they have to offer. The winner of this giveaway will receive a button ad on the left hand side of our blog for 2 weeks. They will also be our featured member for these 2 weeks.

Good luck everyone! Be sure to share .

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1st Annual Coupon Coup Giveaway by Stay a Stay At Home Mom

Hey fellow Bloggers, please check out this great giveaway chance. Lots of awesome items for the avid or beginning couponer..You do not want to miss out.

Stay a Stay at Home Mom is proud to announce the first annual Coupon Coup Giveaway November 1-15, 2012! This event is FREE for bloggers worldwide, (though the grand prize can only be shipped/used in the United States) who choose to post an announcement. Blogger sign ups will close October 29. The sooner you sign up, the closer to the top your info will be. One single winner will receive the following prizes:
  1. Couponing: The Extreme Video Course
  2. 6-mo Membership to SavingsAngel
  3. Coupon Clutch from Grandma's Little Lilly
  4. Coupon Binder
  5. 40 Recent Coupon Inserts from Coupon Connection Idaho
  6. $100 Wal-Mart Gift Card (more depending on how many bloggers we get to participate)
Plus, there will be FIVE first place winners who will each receive a copy of Couponing: The Extreme Video Course, or, a refund if they purchase the course during the giveaway. In addition, there will be a referral contest with a prize of AT LEAST $25 going to the blogger who refers the most other bloggers. This amount may increase as more bloggers come on board. Please join the Facebook group for details on the referral contest.

Get Up to Speed

Want to make sure that you understand what it is that is being given away? First, download your free Guide to SavingsAngel. Plus, as a special offer to all bloggers who are participating in the Coupon Coup Giveaway, you can purchase Couponing: The Extreme Video Course for half-price using the code COUPONCOUP. Code for Announcement Post The code for the announcement post can be found here. You can alter the text to reflect your own personality but please make sure all links are kept as-is. Make sure you at least add a paragraph to the beginning of your post to make it different from everyone else's for search engine purposes. Sign Up Sign up using the form here. Questions? Contact Stay a Stay at Home Mom here.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Referral Giveaway Winner!!

Thank you everyone for entering our giveaway. The winner is:

Nikki Ray

Nikki, please click HERE to complete the giveaway form

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Followers

Good Morning all..hope everyone is having a good day. Are you enjoying out site? If so leave me some comments. YTZN84TM4EKD

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Referral Giveaway..Don't Miss Out!

Please enter the MMR Giveaway. It will run from October 13th till October 20th. Rafflecopter will select the winner via Random.org. Thank you.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Melissa review of Bella B

~Melissa's Review~
am not one to buy organic body wash, I was a J&J girl. But after I received a gift set of Bella B products by Bella B Bodycare, I fell in love with Bella B. The gift set contained Squeaky Bee Bodywash and Shampoo, Silk Honey Baby Daily Moisturizing Lotion, and Honey Bum Diaper Rash Butter. You can find the gift set here.

The shampoo comes in a 13oz bottle and lasts forever! I use it on both the little boys. I love love love the way it smells! I also love the fact that it is a tear free formula. With a toddler and an infant a tear free formula is a must! Bella B Honey lotion is a keeper in this house. Just like the shampoo the smell is amazing! And of course it would with key organic ingredients like shea, mango, aloe vera, and avocado. 
The Bella B Honey Bum diaper rash butter has helped many a bums in this house! Jeremiah gets diaper rashes frequently and Bella B seems to do the trick with clearing them up fast. There is one thing that I do not like about it, and that is that it only comes in a 2oz tube. Now it could be because I have 2 in diapers but it does not seem to last long. 
There are a few other Bella B products I want to try as well. 
Like the Sunny Bee Natural Sunscreen, a 40 SPF sunscreen. This is will be a must try for swimming and playing outside this summer. 
The Tummy to Toes sounds so nice and my legs and feet are screaming to try it!

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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2012 Holiday Gift Expo

Please check out our 2012 Holiday Gift Expo!! You won't want to miss out on this opportunity!!

Just Getting Started

Hi All!! 
Please sit back and get ready for an exciting new venture for us. We will be hosting product reviews, giveaways, and sponsorship's for many different businesses and direct sales reps. You won't want to miss out.