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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Coach Madison Floral Pink Handbag Giveaway

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Give yourself roses this Valentine's Day. Pink Coach roses!!  Enter to win this deliciously romantic handbag. It's a great way to cap off your Valentine's Day with a gift that will last all year!


Coach Madison Floral Pink Top Handle Handbag

Graphic floral print fabric with metallic leather trim
Inside multifunction pocket
Zip-top closure, fabric lining
Handles with 7" drop
9 1/2" (L) x 7 1/2" (H) x 3 1/2" (W)
Big thank you to Mom Powered Media partners: Mom to Bed by 8, Powered By Mom, Real Mom Reviews and Baby Costcutters for organizing this Coachlicious fashion event.
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One lucky winner will receive a Coach Madison Floral Pink Top Handle Handbag.

Giveaway ends February 14th, open worldwide, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. The Happy Clown With A Frown is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I Won A Classic Flame Decorative Electric Fireplace!!!

I keep seeing other bloggers and site owners getting questions, comments and flat-out accusations that the giveaways aren't real. I can attest that they are real. Very much so! I won this Classic Flame Electric Fireplace and Mantle in December. I couldn't believe it when i saw that email telling me I had won! I was so excited  when, to my complete surprise, it was delivered on Christmas Eve Day! 
I had to just bring it in and set it aside though because we were busy with our family gatherings and such.
 I wasn't able to begin assembling it until after Christmas.

I usually prefer light wood, but I was in love when I saw the rich color of the wood panels! 

My heart sank when I pull one inner box from the larger out box and I saw the crushed corner. I knew there was probably damage...it was obvious that the box had been dropped on that corner. I unpacked the rest of the pieces and inspected everything else. Fortunately, the other pieces all looked good and I didn't find any other damage.

I immediately stopped what I was doing, took the picture, grabbed the booklet and got online to send the company an email. Since the wood was very splintered, I found their site, clicked the link to contact them, attached the photo and sent it... a little later that evening I received an automated reply stating that they had changed how they interact with their customers and their was a link to an online form.. Grrr.. why couldn't that for have come up the first time? So I went and (re-) filled in what turned out to be a very detailed form that took me much longer to fill out and after all the aggravation of finding exact model numbers and such, I didn't see the link to attach the photo..  In my message I explained the situation and I asked them if they would send me a single replacement panel.  I didn't really expect a response because of the holidays, but a human responded  (via the communication tool on the contact form) within a day or so letting me know that the warehouse was in fact closed for the holidays and that as soon as they returned, they would check to see if they had the panel in stock. So far so good. Prompt, friendly responses. Gave me a good feeling about the company up to that point. So I set all the pieces aside until I heard back from them. I finally heard back after New Years and it was a message to say that had the panel I needed in stock. Then another message to say that they would be glad to get it shipped right out ... as soon as I paid $25.00 for shipping! They were happy to tell tell me the panel was free but I would have to pay shipping... I don't mind saying I was a little stunned and could not respond right away. I had to think that over. I finally responded to them that I would NOT be completing the order form for the panel. I felt like that was me paying for someone else's mistake or bad job performance (The box was clearly marked with weight of 70 pounds and that it required two people to lift). I have also helped own and run a company with my husband and making a customer happy was always first and foremost. And making a customer pay for something that was beyond their control just seems wrong. So I was not happy with THAT portion of the whole experience. It took me another day of working on the broken panel. I glued and clamped it and had to let it sit over night to dry. Then sanded tiny bits at a time over and over to get it smooth, and finally colored it in with the touch-up pen that had been included.

While the  damaged panel was clamped and drying, I began  assembling the rest. As you can see I had a "supervisor" checking my work!
The cabinet came together nicely.

My "helpers" doing their part!

The cabinet was very easy for me to assemble by myself. I had it on the blanket so I could move it easily on our wood floor and the only thing I needed help with was adjusting the mantle to get it on all the support pegs at once. I am just too short to be at both ends at once! I think my other "supervisor" is happy with the finished product!

 The heater has an on screen display, a temperature variation from 68 - 84 degrees, warms up to 400 square feet, Multi-color flame for a realistic look, the flames are adjustable from glowing logs to a dim fire, up to fll flame and glow, the "fire" works without the heat, on screen display fades to black after use. There are four function buttons on the front as well as a convenient remote control. So far one little thing that is inconvenient is that you can't adjust the temperature using the remote. You have to use the function buttons on the front and they cycle through the selections so you have to push them until you get to the desired setting for each thing.

Right now I've been using it in the living room, but we can use it in any room for zone heating. We are thinking of making a little platform bottom with casters so we can roll it around easier. I am thrilled and super grateful to have won this!! 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Keurig Vue V700 Giveaway!

No more wasted carafes of coffee to pour down the drain! Brew your cup the way you want every time! 


Seeing Double! Keurig Vue V700 Event

Brew with a Vue. Keurig has done it again with an entirely new brewing system that gives you more of the tasty beverages you love, exactly the way you want them. Now, you can decide how strong you want your coffee to taste and how hot, no matter how big or small your cup is! From creamy hot chocolate to delicious iced teas and frothy cafe beverages, the Keurig Vue V700 delivers the size, strength, and consistency you love, with every single-serving.

Still deliciously simple. At just the touch of a button, Keurig's revolutionary Custom Brew Technology adjusts water pressure, timing, and airflow to deliver the perfect cup of coffee or tea every time. You'll love the Vue's quiet operation and shortened steep time, as it whips up cafe-quality treats in a matter of minutes. Plus, there's no grinding beans, measuring, or cleanup needed--just add water and enjoy.

Countertop coffee shop. With the Keurig Vue system, you get the single-serve brewer with interactive touchscreen display, 66 Vue packs and a water filtration kit. And, for your convenience, it comes with two 16-oz iced coffee tumblers to get you started right out of the box.

Well, if that isn't the pot calling the Keurig fabulous!
  • Includes Keurig V700 Vue Brewer, 10 Variety Vue packs, 12 travel-sized Breakfast Vue packs, 12 Vue House Blend Vue packs, 16 Donut Shop Vue packs, 16 Celestial Iced Tea Vue packs, two 16-oz tumblers, and a water filter kit
  • Variety pack includes one each of Gloria Jean Hazelnut Coffee, Timothy's Decaf, Tully's French Roast, Celestial Seasoning Southern Sweet Tea, Green Mountain Breakfast Blend travel-sized, Celestial Seasoning Sleepytime, Barista Prima Italian Roast, Cafe Escape Milk Chocolate, GMC Nantucket Blend, and Donut Shop
  • Tumblers: plastic/acrylic construction
  • Colored touchscreen user interface
  • Eight brew sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, 14 oz, 16 oz, and 18 oz
  • 74-oz water reservoir
  • Brew coffee from 187F to 197F
  • Strength selection for stronger flavor
  • Removable drip tray with adjustable plate
  • Vue packs are #5 recyclable plastic

One winner will receive a Keurig Vue V700 + V-Cups!

Giveaway ends February 7th at 11:59pm, open to US & Canada, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. The Happy Clown With A Frown is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact Mom Powered Media with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Give Him Some Valentine's Giveaway

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Wondering what to get your guy for Valentine's Day? Men can be excruciatingly hard to buy gifts for... I mean you want to show your love, but leading up to what is billed as the most romantic day EVER, everything is pink and red, lace and bows, hearts and arrows. In a word, MUSHY!  Here's the chance to win some manly man gifts your guy will love! 


Welcome to the "Give Him Some" Giveaway, hosted by Stay a Stay at Home Mom and co-hosted by Mamal Diane and Mom to Bed by 8. Wondering what you should get your hubby this Valentine's Day? Well, they say that the key to a man's heart lies in his stomach, so this year, why not give him something unique to eat that he will really love! Here's your chance to tempt his taste-buds with:  


(4) Sirloin Buffalo Steaks (shipped on dry ice, ready to cook or freeze) Retail Value $28.99

Eight Bags of Jerky!
2  Bags of Teriyaki Buffalo
2 Bags of Chicken Hot Wings Style
2 Bags of BBQ Turkey
2 bags of Peppered Beef
A Total Retail Value of $48 ($6 per bag)

$50 Amazon.com Gift Code For anything his heart desires ...

Give him a great treat and make him happy! And tell him to skip the flowers and give you jewelry this year! You deserve it! Wondering about the fabulous company behind the jerky and the buffalo steaks? Well, the company is Jerky Direct, home of the $12 business opportunity. If you are looking for a way to make money at home, check them out. New distributors can get started for less than the cost of a pizza. (and it tastes a whole lot better too!) More info on the $12 Business Opportunity 

 Enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter below. 

Giveaway runs from Jan 26 at 12:01am to Feb 15 at 11:59PM EST.

The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies in this giveaway. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, and is compliant with Facebook TOS. To qualify to win, you must fill out the Rafflecopter entry. Must be aged 18+ to enter and win. See Rafflecopter for complete eligibility requirements.  

Saturday, January 19, 2013

American Girl Doll Giveaway

Is your little girl an "American Girl"? Do you know an "American Girl"? American Girl dolls encourages hours of imagination and play—from dreaming up adventures to styling hair to sharing every little secret.
Here's your chance to win one for that special girl in your life!

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We are happy to bring you this great giveaway.

The American Girl Doll giveaway.

Jan 20 to Feb. 19, 2013

We will have two winners.


Winner number one will get:

Doll + Starter Collection. 

Winner gets to choose skin color, hair color and eye color. 

Value $120.


Winner number two will get:

One American Girl Doll with the box. 

Winner gets to choose which doll they want. 

Value $105.

Winners will need to choose their prizes from American Girl Doll website.

Winner can not change prize for any other American Girl Product.

To be part of this giveaway you need to be 18 years or older.

This giveaway is only for US residents.

To gain entries to win, fill out the form below. 

All entries are optional.

Good luck!

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NYSavingSpecials is responsible for prize. If you have any question please send an email to nysavingspecials@gmail.com

Nook HD + Slate Giveaway

Take your entertainment on the go! Keeps you work and play at hand! Enter to win the Nook HD!

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Nook HD+ Slate Giveaway Event

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Emperola.com was founded in summer 2012 in order to provide visitors with daily updated list of contests, giveaways, sweepstakes and deals. Enter your email here for a chance to win $500 in cash. If you host any kind of giveaway or contest feel free to submit your contest at Emperola for free.
Finally a special thank you to our lovely co-hosts whom without them great things would not be possible: Mommy Bear Media, Kakanin and Filipino Desserts and Monica's Rants, Raves & Reviews.

One lucky reader will win NOOK HD+ Slate 16GB!

Giveaway ends February 3rd at 11:59pm, open to US residents only, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. The Happy Clown With A Frown is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Mobile Rewards $200 Giveaway!

Could you use $200? Sure you could! What would you do with the money? Enter below for a chance to win in the Mobile Rewards Giveaway!

Welcome to the Mobile Rewards $200 Giveaway

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About our Sponsor:
Mobile Rewards is a FREE Smartphone app that rewards users with credits for completing offers, which is redeemable for cash. Get Mobile Rewards for any android or iOS device, so that includes iPhones, iPods, iPads, and any android smartphones or tablets. People can download the app for free from the Apple App Store or from Google Play store. Once you log in, watch videos or complete the offers (like free trials and visiting websites) to earn credits. Once memebers reach 1,000 credits they can cash out through Paypal There are a whole range of offers on there, from 1 credit up to 795 credits, so it’s not too difficult to reach the payout amount! Mobile Rewards is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Really - 1) Download + Join, 2) Earn Credits, and 3) Cash Out! Once you reach 1000 credits you can turn your credit to cash quick and easy! You can now make money from your mobile phone! Where do you go to download Mobile Rewards? Head over to Google Play and get My Rewards for Android users, or head over to the Apps Store and download Mobile Rewards for iPhones! You can also create your account online RIGHT HERE! About the prize:
One lucky winner will receive 20,000 credits which is worth $200 in cash when they claim their reward through Paypal – then spend it however they like! Redeeming the credits is fast and easy! Simply log-in to your Mobile Rewards from your Android or iOS device, and redeem! You can also take advantage of Mobile Rewards and earn points until you're ready to trade in your points for cash! Either way, you do whatever you want if you win.

Event is open Worldwide and will end on February 15, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

One lucky winner will receive 20,000 credits to Mobile Rewards, which can be redeemed for $200 Paypal Cash! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below! Good Luck!

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Disclosure: The Happy Clown With A Frown is not responsible for shipment of prize, nor did I accept any compensation for this promotion. Must be 18 years or older to enter. This event is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. For full disclosure see Rafflecopter, for questions contact Pink Ninja Media at info@pinkninjamedia.com.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Best Buy Coffee Maker Deal

Did you take advantage of that coffee maker deal Best Buy had in December? They offered a drip coffee maker for $3.99. I happen to be wanting one for my husband but since we do have a Keurig Vue sitting there, I didn't want to spend a fortune. While we love the Vue, my husband just likes coffee. Not latte, cappuccino, flavored coffee, iced coffee... just coffee. The flavors offered so far have been a little on the strong side for our taste. I do love the Vue. It is amazingly handy for more than just coffee, tea and cocoa. I use it when I need hot water fast. Instant oatmeal, prepping dishes that require adding hot water... it just is so cool to have it right there. But for a temporary coffee solution, I just wanted some thing we could make regular coffee in until they start offer brands like Folgers in Vue cups or they have the reuseable Vue cup so we can use regular grounds.  So I jumped on the Best Buy deal. I read the description, was a little bit hesitant because it didn't really offer a brand name or much in the way of describing the machine, but for $4 I reasoned, why would Best Buy waste the time to do a big write up?  

After these thoughts ping ponged around in my brain for a moment I went ahead and added it to my cart, took a few more moment to look at the other coffee makers they had on sale (none of them near that $4!) then went to check out. Add to the crazy low price, they also had free shipping! WOO HOO!  I was charged tax since there are Best Buy store in my state, but the grand total for my coffee maker was a whopping $4.32. I reasoned that even if it turned out a dud, at least it didn't cost a huge amount of money.

In my excitement over what I was hoping would turn out to be a good deal that would meet our needs I did fail to notice that the filter area was shaped like a freaking torpedo, which means it didn't cross my mind that it would use weird filters that we didn't already have. I also figured since it was right before Christmas, the ridiculously low price and the free shipping, I would receive it SOMETIME in the New Year and pretty much forgot about it once I placed the order. It was delivered on Wednesday or Thursday right after Christmas! So I got it out and first laughed because the thing was so light, it felt like I was holding a toy more suited to a kid's play kitchen! I then read the booklet flyer of instructions that came with it and was surprised that it had some neat little functions on it. It came with a removable filter basket, has an anti-drip tip on the bottom of that torpedo-like filter cup and also has a brew- pause feature.
I ran several tanks full of clean water through it and got it ready. When the big guy got home, I brewed him a pot of coffee in it and it was gooood. He was happy to have some regular, non-fancy, non-flavored, non-whipped, non-blended, just ordinary coffee with just a splash of milk in it. Since it had that filter basket, I didn't even try a filter for the first pot but I noticed a very fine silt at the bottom of our cups and in the bottom of the pot, so after that I began using the round ones I already had. By pressing the filter to fold over itself just a little, they work just fine. 
     The next morning I was running around like the crazy person I am, and was late brewing the coffee.  I had wanted to get back into the routine of sending him off to work with a travel cupful so I got to test out that brew-pause feature... I pulled the carafe out and it quit brewing! I fixed his cup and put the carafe back in place and it resumed brewing. Very cool! You can also turn it off to do this and when you turn it back on, it resumes brewing. 

I have only found two little things I don't like about this machine. One is the water tank is a smokey color that makes it hard to see the water level as you're filling it. The other is the on/off switch. It looks like there should be a little red light to signal the maker is "on" but that little mark doesn't light up. when the kitchen is dark it is easy to forget that the coffee maker is still on. And yes, I am speaking as someone that has already left the new coffee maker on all night and woke up to find there was hot coffee in the pot the next morning! 
      So far this little "toy" has put in some serious hours as I've sipped my way through a pot of coffee through out the day and it works surprisingly well. I'm glad I took advantage of that offer because I think it would have been awhile before I saw another coffee maker that met our needs for $4. For the money spent, the quick delivery and the functions it performs, we are very happy with this deal. And even when Keurig does release the reusable cup for the Vue, I think this little maker will still be part of our routine.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Oh My Heartsie Blogger Opp

Oh My Heartsie is Looking for bloggers to do a Diamond Candle Review

Looking for bloggers to do a Diamond Candle Review, all you have to do is fill out the form.
There is a ring in every candle and the rings in the candles are worth from $10.00 to $5000.00 

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