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Monday, December 31, 2012

Double DVD Giveaway!!

Hey Midwest Mamas Reviews Fans, I had the opportunity to giveaway TWO great DVD's to you all. This giveaway features Thomas & Friends Holiday Express and also Veggie Tales Sweetpea Beauty. There will be TWO winners, one for each DVD. I want to thank Mommy Bear Media for the opportunity to do this giveaway. If you haven't been to their site yet, be sure to check it out at www.mommybearmedia.com.

I want to thank Queen of Random, A Fulfilled Mommy, NYSavingsSpecials, Natural Queen 86, My Four Littles, Your Strong Tower, A Little Bit of Everything, and Darlin Deals for helping to promote this giveaway :)

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Midwest Mamas Reviews is responsible for prize.  If you have any question please contact Midwest Mamas Reviews at midwestmamasreviews@gmail.com

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Vistaprint~Free Wall Calendar for 2013

Vistaprint - Free Photo Wall Calendar for the New Year!

While you're reminiscing over all the memorable birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, and vacations, collect your favorite pictures to use in a 2013 calendar so you can remember every moment year-round!

Just click the photo above!!

The Juppy Baby Walker Review and Giveaway

When it comes to reaching fine-motor and gross-motor milestones, there's a wide range of normal for toddlers. Consider learning to walk! some tots hit the ground running while others take their time. The Juppy is an ideal tool for you and your toddler because you will find it instrumental regarding helping your baby build confidence and safely learn to walk while you yourself are always in a comfortable standing position. The Juppy is designed for safety and comfort for both you and your baby.

BEFORE                                    AFTER

I recently had the opportunity to try The Juppy Baby Walker "Momentum". The Juppy Baby Walker is easy to use and comfortable. You just slide the Juppy onto your child and zip up the back. The zipper also has two velcro closures to make sure the child is secure. The straps are adjustable to suit the parent's height which saves your back so you no longer have to bend over to help your child walk. The hand grips are also soft and comfortable. The Juppy is made of 100% cotton and is machine washable. A carrying bag is included which makes it easy to take it with you anywhere. The Juppy Momentum is one size and can hold up to 35 pounds.  The Juppy Baby Walker "Momentum" is a safe way to teach your child how to walk. You can also have the Juppy Baby Walker embroidered with your child's name. I love personalized gifts, what a great baby shower idea.

The Juppy can be purchased on The Juppy Website or on Amazon.

Enter to win The Juppy Baby Walker Momentum!

Your choice of color and personalized with your child's name.
Ends 01/04/13
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

6pm.com and Fatwallet.com $50 e-card Giveaway!!

Anyone else have a holiday hangover? Too much excitement, food and drink, and too little sleep and presents you actually wanted? Well, we’ve got the cure! Our 6PM.com $50 e-gift certificate giveaway is guaranteed to lift your spirits. Your Strong Tower and Super Frugal Stephanie are excited to co-host this great giveaway sponsored by FatWallet!
6PM.com is a deal-seekers dream! Their outlet site is chock-full of great name brands for the whole family– Nike, Juicy Couture, Tommy Hilfiger, PUMA, and so many more! The best part of 6PM.com is the discounts! Most items are at least 50% or more off of the retail price. To make the deals sweeter, FatWallet offers 3.5% cash back on 6PM.com purchases and access to coupon codes! Our winner will be able to take advantage of after-Christmas discounts, plus 6PM gift certificates are eligible for FatWallet’s cash back program!
The contest runs from December 27th through December 31st. Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Open to US residents age 18 and up. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 to respond and claim the prize. 6PM.com e-gift certificate will be emailed to the winner once contact information is confirmed.
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Monday, December 24, 2012

Free Blogger Opp~$200 Cash from NYSavingsSpecials

Let's start the New Year giving some cash 

$200 Cash giveaways!

Feb. 2 to 14

Prize will be send via Paypal

This is a FREE sign up with announcement, with pay options.

Many of you have work with me before and will know I sponsor most of my giveaways.  I always have help from great hosts :)

Requirements to join

* Free Facebook or Twitter with posting promotional  announcement Here or pay the $5 fee waiver.

*Additional links $1.00 each (optional) 

* Host a page $5 fee (Optional)

*Be one of the Host $10.00 (Optional) -Host does not pay additional fee for links but need to post the announcement or will need to pay $5.00 waiver

       As I host you will get:
        -Name with link of your blog as a host on the post
        -Mandatory entry links on the rafflecopter (up to 4 links)
        -Host a page

* Agree to post the giveaway html on the date the event begins and promote at least 3 times a week

Please send any payments as Gift via Paypal to melisurveys1978@gmail.com.  If you use any other option, Paypal will charge me a fee!

If you have any question please email me at nysavingspecials@gmal.com

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Have It Your Way $200 Giveaway!

Have It Your Way Giveaway

Welcome to the Monthly Bloggy Have It Your Way $200 Giveaway!

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Special thanks to our awesome co-hosts for helping make this event possible:

Hey Midwest Mamas Reviews  Fans!!! Here is a GREAT GIVEAWAY..who wouldn't want $200 to spend any way you wanted???

Dates: Dec. 20 at 12:00am EST and will end on Jan 21 at 12:00am EST.
One lucky person will win anything they want valued up to $200. If the item you choose requires us to pay shipping, the total cost of item and shipping cannot be over $200. Event is open WORLDWIDE. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter. Good Luck Everyone!
This blog is not responsible for shipping prize to winner, nor did we accept any compensation for helping promote this event. All opinions are 100% my own based on my own experiences.

Free Blogger Opp~Double DVD Giveaway!!

Hey all Blogger Friends..I had the opportunity to giveaway 2 great DVD's to you all. This giveaway features Thomas & Friends Holiday Express and also Veggie Tales Sweetpea Beauty. There will be TWO winners, one for each DVD. I want to thank Mommy Bear Media for the opportunity to do this giveaway. If you haven't been to their site yet, be sure to check it out at www.mommybearmedia.com.

The giveaway will run from 1/1~1/7.

Each blogger will receive one free link on the RC with announcement post and can buy up to 4 additional links for $1 each.
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Soda Sparkle Giveaway

Have you been wanting to try making your own soda at home? It couldn't be more easy with Soda Sparkle. They include ten very easy to follow steps that you follow to make soda. You can read my full review here. You can enter to win your own Soda Sparkle soda maker machine. Giveaway hosted by Nicki's Random Musings.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Review~Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days Blu Ray

Hey everyone, last night I received my copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days from Mommy Bear Media. I watched it with my 14yr old daughter, 11yr old son, 3yr old son, and my hubby. Everyone really enjoyed this movie. The concept of being out of school for the summer is something most grade school age children can relate to. There is no bad language in the movie.There are tons of funny parts but there is also lessons learned by Greg. I believe my 11yr old son enjoyed it the most. I do not want to give too much away in case you haven't seen the movie. BUT here is 1 movie clip that was by far the kid's favorite part :)

 If you are interested in purchasing this movie, be sure to check it out HERE for Blu Ray or HERE for DVD Also check out Mommy Bear Media on Facebook or on Twitter for more movies. You can even just go to the Mommy Bear Media website.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Blessed Domestic Diva's Launch Giveaway

Hey Midwest Mamas Reviews fans..check out this GREAT giveaway by Blessed Domestic Diva's. Lots of awesome prizes.

Welcome to the Blessed Domestic Diva's Launch Giveaway Event!

Blessed Domestic Diva couldn't have done this event without these wonderful co-hosts:

This is a very exciting giveaway and if you know Blessed Domestic Diva you know she's already given away over $700 in prizes over the past few weeks!

Here is the GRAND FINALE!!!

You can Win this beautiful piece for Hopscotch Couture


I am so excited to bring you this beautiful piece along with several other wonderful bloggers!!!

Good Luck Everyone!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Fisher Price Peppa Pig Peek N Surprise Playhouse Giveaway

Hosted by:

Come and join us on this great giveaway.

You can be the lucky winner of 

 One Fisher-Price Peppa Pig' Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse Playset

The Fisher-Price Peppa's Peek 'n Surprise Playhouse lets kids play out Peppa's everyday adventures with her family, just like on the television show. The playhouse opens up to reveal four floors of play space, including a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. The playhouse comes with more than 18 play pieces, including two articulated figures (Peppa and George). Play pieces include plenty of little surprises that add realistic fun to the Playhouse – a washing machine that flips to reveal clean clothes, a fridge that opens up to reveal food, a barbecue that flips for different meals, a bathtub that flips to reveal bubbles and more. The pieces conveniently store inside the house.
  • Play out Peppa's everyday adventures with her family, just like on the television show
  • Four floors of play space, including a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom
  • Comes with more than 18 play pieces, including two articulated figures (Peppa and George)
  • Play pieces include a washing machine that flips to reveal clean clothes, a fridge that opens up to reveal food, a barbecue that flips for different meals, a bathtub that flips to reveal bubbles and more
  • Pieces store inside the house for convenience
  • Built-in handle provides portability

This giveaway will be from 
Dec. 19 to  Jan. 10, 2013

Open to US only.

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PO Box set up for Sandy Hook Elementary

Hey Midwest Mamas Reviews fans, apparently there has been an outpouring of emotional support for the people of Newtown after Friday’s shooting.  The U.S. Postal service has been taking calls from people around the country wanting to send letters, care packages and drawings from children.
The problem is, before Monday, there was no where to send everything. The post office has created a Post Office Box dedicated to the people Newtown. They’re expected an enormous amount of mail.
If you’d like to send your own condolences, the address is:
P.O. Box 3700
Newtown, Connecticut 06470

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Clump O Lumps Giveaway

Hey Midwest Mamas Reviews fans, here is a cute giveaway for some stuffed animals called Clump O Lumps. Enter today.

It’s giveaway time! Your Strong Tower is excited to bring you this three-day giveaway sponsored by Knock Knock. What are these cool and silly-looking animals? They are called Clump O Lumps - the stuffed animal with personality! These stuffed animals zip apart in three sections (head, torso, and tail) that can be interchanged with their buddies, so they are definitely a blast when you have more than one. But even one is fun! My nephew has Shark-O and loves him. They are squishy and can double as pillows for your kids.
A few weeks ago, a box came to my house, stuffed with Clump O Lumps! (I’m not really sure how they all managed to fit in there!) These guys are eagerly awaiting Christmas, because each one of them is a present for my five nieces and nephews! I know they are going to have playing with each other, making new Clump O Lump mix-up creations, or maybe just one super-long Clump!
Our winner will receive the Clump O Lump of their choice. Giveaway will run Monday December 17 through Wednesday December 19th. Your Strong Tower is not responsible for prize shipment and cannot guarantee Christmas delivery. Contest open to US residents, aged 18 and older.
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Rude Mom's 10K Fan Celebration

Whoohoo here is a GREAT giveaway just for being fans of Rude Mom's blog..make sure you enter today

Welcome to the Celebration!! 
Hosted by Rude Mom 
Thanks to our Co-Host's:
Aunt Maggie RocksSimply Sherryl, and Creation of Miracles
This giveaway also would not be possible without these wonderful hosts:
Coupon Crazy SistersBeauty Brite, Simply Southern Couponers, and Stay a Stay at Home Mom.
Please take the time to visit them all.

Rude Mom is so ecstatic about hitting 10,000 fans on Facebook and she is having a HUGE giveaway to show her fans how much she appreciates them all!!
There will be 4 winners!!

~Grand Prize~
$100 Paypal Cash
Sponsored by Rude Mom

~3-Second Place Prizes~
2-16 oz Countrytrail Soy Candles w/Heart Shaped Dipper
Sponsored by Countrytrail Soy Candles
The giveaway will run from December 16th at 12:01am to January 6th at 11:59pm.
Grand Prize Prize Open Worldwide and Second Place Prizes Open to U.S. Residents Only, ages 18+.To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below
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Good luck!

Disclosure: Rude Mom and Countrytrail Soy Candles will be responsible for prize shipment. 
Midwest Mamas Reviews is not liable for shipment.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Mrs Fields Winter Furry Snowman Giveaway

Hey Midwest Mamas Reviews Fans..here is a YUMMY giveaway :) Who doesn't love cookies? Enter today!

This Review/Giveaway is done by Kathy's Freebies & Savings

 Happy Holidays everyone! I can't believe how fast Christmas is approaching. It's been snowing here in Wisconsin for a few days now. I just love the snow, how about you? Nothing is better than having some hot chocolate and cookies during the winter season. Have you tried Mrs Fields cookies yet? They are the most soft and delicious cookies ever!
 I received the Mrs Fields Winter Flurry Snowman to review. I couldn't believe how adorable this was. The snowman has on a hat and scarf, which makes this even more adorable. The snowman comes apart in three sections. It came with a bunch of different cookies, peppermint taffy and brownie bites. Everything was absolutely delicious.
 These are the softest cookies I have had ever. I've always tried to make my own cookies soft, but it never ends up right. I really loved the brownie bites and the cinnamon sugar cookies. Those were some of the best cinnamon sugar cookies I have ever had. Don't they look delicious? The brownie bites with the chocolate chips in them were so good. They were made with the perfect amount of chocolate and were soft and chewy. Best brownies I have ever had as well! cookies
If you're still looking for a gift for Christmas, check out all of Mrs Fields goodies. I don't think you will be disappointed. They have a lot of different items to choose from, so it doesn't just have to be for Christmas. They have many goodies to buy for every occasion! Why not order yours today?
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...Disclosure: I receive these products in exchange for a review. The opinions are all my own and may differ from yours. Midwest Mamas Reviews is not responsible for prize shipment.

LeLe Pets Holiday Giveaway

Lelepets Holiday Giveaway 

Welcome to Lelepets Holiday Giveaway!!
Special shout out to our wonderful co hosts
There are hundreds of daily deal sites worldwide that offer great discounts on clothes, home furnishings, beauty products, toys, and electronic gadgets. Whatever you need, you can most probably get from these sites at less than half of its retail price. LeLePets.com is one such deal site but what sets it apart from all the rest is that it offers deals solely for pet products.
Pet lovers will definitely be delighted with this daily deal site that is dedicated exclusively to our most-loved pets. Now you can get your fave pets high-quality brilliantly designed pet products at very affordable prices. LeLePets members get full access to daily deals that can get them up to 70% off designed inspired pet products. LeLePets.com is exclusive for members only. However, membership IS FREE and you can get exclusive access to the site by requesting membership with a valid email address.
If your schedule is too busy and you just can’t find time to check the site daily, fret not ‘cause LeLePets will send you a daily or weekly newsletter via email to keep you updated with the current and upcoming fab deals. That way, you’ll never miss that deal you’ve been long waiting for.
I’m certain you’re excited to go shopping for cute and adorable accessories for your lovable pets. Well, how would you like to get some free credits to use on your shopping spree? Join my giveaway by telling me what your favorite item is on LeLePets. There are always new deals daily so your choice may change every day as well. Join below for more chances of winning.
Grand Prize: Fatboy Pet bed + $50 Lelepets GC Consolation Prize : $50 GC (2 winners)

Free Blogger Opp~Keurig Vue 700 Event


Seeing Double! Keurig Vue 700 Event

Prizes: Keurig Vue V700 Brewing System + K-Cups
Event dates: 1/7 - 1/20 and 1/21 - 2/3

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

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Financial Peace Junior Kit Giveaway

Good Morning Midwest Mamas Reviews, here is a great giveaway to help teach your children financial responsibility in a fun way. Make sure to enter!

Your Strong Tower is excited to host this giveaway for a Financial Peace Junior kit, sponsored by DaveRamsey.com! As a Dave Ramsey Certified Financial Counselor, I know how rough it is on families when they are overwhelmed with too much debt and not enough savings. One thing I hear over and over from people when they take the Financial Peace University class I facilitate at my church is, “I wish I had learned these lessons sooner.” Well, now is your chance to win this Financial Peace Junior kit to bless your children, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren with the gift of financial literacy! Here’s what Dave Ramsey says about this great tools for kids:
“Financial Peace Junior is designed to help you teach your kids about money. It's packed with tools and resources and step-by-step instructions for parents. There are ideas for activities and age-appropriate chores, and all the tools you need to make learning about money a part of your daily life. The lessons of working, giving, saving, and spending are brought to life through fun stories in the activity book, and they'll love tracking their progress on the dry erase boards! Financial Peace Junior doesn't just give you the tools to teach your kids to win with money - it shows you how.”
I bought the Financial Peace University kit for my nephew, Reid, two years ago. Even though Reid was only three years old, he really got a hold of these concepts. My brother and his wife began paying Reid commissions for doing his age-appropriate chores. My nephew was so excited when he had enough to go to Toys R Us to get his bike! When my brother asked him what he was going to save up for next, Reid replied, “A bike for Ayla (his sister).” How cool is that? I’m proud that my brother is raising the next generation of our family to “be weird!”
Contest starts on Friday, December 14th and ends on Tuesday, December 18th. Open to US residents age 18 and up. Midwest Mamas Reviews is not responsible for prize shipment and cannot guarantee Christmas delivery. Winner must respond to email notification within 48 hours; otherwise another winner will be selected.
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Lazoo Giveaway..enter today!

Hey Midwest Mamas Reviews fans..check out this awesome giveaway..such cute items..enter today

Lazoo is a quality-conscious lifestyle children’s brand and media property emphasizing award-winning design, creativity, and play. Inspired by an internationally best-selling series of Japanese children’s books, Lazoo products all embody the same core mission: to foster a child’s creative process, encourage self-expression and empower the imagination.

When we enter the world of Lazoo, we enter the realm of a child's imagination, a place of endless possibility where cars race across tree branches, mermaids teach dinosaurs to sing, and ghosts host fashion shows. In this world, kids are encouraged to think independently; "coloring outside the lines" is celebrated and all types of creative self–expression are honoured.

As mentioned priorely, Lazoo is not only about clothes and toys, but extremely interactive and colourful apps as well. Squiggles and Let's Color are two apps where the little ones are invited to draw with the use of their finger on very magical and fun drawing pages. With the hit of the go! button, they can then watch their masterpiece come to life on the screen! "Squiggles!" is based on Lazoo’s “Hands On! Mind On!” curriculum, developed in conjunction with top educational experts. Lazoo apps are designed to:
  • Build divergent thinking skills. 
  • Foster problem solving skills including implementing, evaluating, communicating, and revising creative ideas. 
  • Assist a child in becoming comfortable with uncertainty. 
  • Encourage a resilient approach to play and creative problem solving so that a child learns persistence. 
  • Support the kind of appropriate risk-taking in play and thinking that inspires creativity. 
  • Encourage an interest in, and openness to, emotion in both play and thinking. 

Besides the fact that they are entertaining, they are also very educative. Briefly, the apps offer the child 14 unique "living" drawing pages where the drawing palette includes stickering, chalk, mystery tool, ketchup tool and more! The apps include a gallery where the masterpieces can be saved preciously, or the option of sharing to friends and family by email, Facebook, Twitter, Lazoo community, or simply printing. Squiggles includes an amazing interactive storybook and animated short featuring Lazoo's adorable characters, Bobu and Miku, who model creative thinking and encourage children to use their imaginations and color outside the lines.

The Lazoo apps review by S.O.S. Mom: "Squiggles and Let's Color must be two of the coolest apps I have come across since I have been a connected mom. As a mother who knows her son, I can tell when he is really passionate about something. The Lazoo apps are definitely on that list! The apps' interactiveness is incredible and the colours highly inviting. The apps are built and designed with a high level of ingenuity and thoughtfulness and are an amazing tool to build and explore the true potential of a child's confidence and creativeness. Allowing children to use their finger as a tool to create whatever their imagination throws their way is fabulous. My son loves to switch between the different colouring pages and doodle away and then see it come to life as he presses the go! button. As he chooses a drawing page, the app invites him to a specific task, for example to draw some spaghetti on a plate or smoke coming out of rockets. Okay so, my son doesn't really draw spaghetti on a plate or smoke coming out of rockets... he's only 21 months-old! But he has all the fun in the world seeing colours appear as his finger runs across the screen. He has a real blast seeing little images appear as he taps the screen using the stickering tool! This app really captivates him and helps him to practice and develop his dexterity, creativeness and imagination. But I think that is really, what is the most important, that he gets to grow those skills and learn while having fun. As a parent, I just want to ensure that my son grows from interacting with an app. Lazoo Squiggles and Let's Color gets my two thumbs up and a well deserved 10/10."

You can connect with Lazoo via their website, Facebook page, Twitter profile or Pinterest profile

And of course, there is a giveaway involved! Thanks to Lazoo, S.O.S. Mom and Real Momma, two winners will each win their choice of Lazoo clothing between the following sizes 18M, 2T, and 3T. The event will take place until December 31st and is open to all US residents. Each item retails for $25. To enter for your chance to win, simply fill out the form below.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Coupon for Finish Dish Washer product


Click the photo above to Sign up now to receive special coupon offers on FINISH Automatic Dish-washing products!