Goldstar — Mashup Mom 5th Birthday Bash Giveaway!

Prizing for this giveaway has been sponsored by Goldstar. All opinions here, however, are my own.

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It’s the Mashup Mom 5th anniversary birthday bash, where you guys get the presents! Next up in our Day Of Birthday Giveaway fun: Goldstar, with great deals on discount tickets to all your local events, concerts, games, and attractions.

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So much going on at Goldstar! Get discount tickets to LEGOLAND, or The Joffrey Ballet, or The Sound of Music, and much more. Browse your own city if you’re not in the Chicago area with me; Goldstar has discount tickets to events nationwide. With their tickets, you can afford to go out more often or check out events that might otherwise be out of your price range.

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win a $50 gift certificate from Goldstar!

How do you enter?

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of two entries per household. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 1/29/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Goldstar…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Goldstar. All opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 1/30/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

Talenti Gelato e Sorbetto — Mashup Mom 5th Birthday Bash Giveaway!

Prizing for this giveaway has been sponsored by Talenti. All opinions here, however, are my own.

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It’s the Mashup Mom 5th anniversary birthday bash, where you guys get the presents! Next up in our Day Of Birthday Giveaway fun: Talenti Gelato e Sorbetto of omgsogood.

  • I kid you not — this is some of the best gelato I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. I’m completely over the moon for their Toasted Almond flavor… but then there’s also the Sea Salt Caramel… and the Tahitian Vanilla Bean… and…

Talenti is made with pure cane sugar and simple ingredients. All products are Kosher, most flavors are gluten free (check labeling), and those of you who are dairy free should also check out their sorbetto! The pint containers are also BPA free and reusable. (OK, we’re currently using one to contain those little rubber bands for looming, but you can use yours for food… not microwave or dishwasher safe, though.)

What can you win?

  • Two lucky Mashup Mom readers will each win five coupons for free Talenti products!

How do you enter?

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of two entries per household. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 1/29/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Talenti…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Talenti. All opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 1/30/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

Restaurant.com — Mashup Mom Birthday Bash Giveaway!

Prizing for this giveaway has been sponsored by Restaurant.com. All opinions here, however, are my own.

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It’s the Mashup Mom 5th anniversary birthday bash, where you guys get the presents! Next up in our Day Of Birthday Giveaway fun: How about a $25 Restaurant.com gift card? Because the only thing better than having someone else cook for you, is having someone else cook for you at a discount.

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I’ve tried some fun restaurants through Restaurant.com — for instance, check out my review of the Herbal Essence Cafe in Spokane, WA, or my review of Salt Creek Barbecue in Glendale Heights, IL. Take a minute to browse on Restaurant.com and think about places you’d like to try out yourself.

  • Note — they also renew their inventory at the beginning of each month, so also be sure to check back on February 1st for a new batch of dining choices!

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win a $25 Restaurant.com gift card!

How do you enter?

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of two entries per household. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 1/29/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Restaurant.com…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Restaurant.com. All opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 1/30/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

ALDI — Mashup Mom 5th Birthday Bash Giveaway!

Prizing for this giveaway has been sponsored by ALDI. All opinions here, however, are my own.

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It’s the Mashup Mom 5th anniversary birthday bash, where you guys get the presents! Next up in our Day Of Birthday Giveaway fun: How would you like to win a $25 ALDI gift certificate? Think of all the stuff you could buy for $25.00 there. I mean, I got all this:

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For just $20.00 the other day — including organic spinach and gluten free chicken nuggets! Some of my favorite things to buy at ALDI: Fresh produce, Clancy’s tortilla chips, El Milagro corn tortillas ($.35 every day…), the gluten free chicken nuggets when they have them on special buy, and oh my gosh those sea salt chocolate caramels are going to be back for Valentine’s Day.

What can you win?

  • Two lucky Mashup Mom readers will each win a $25 ALDI gift certificate.

How do you enter?

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of two entries per household. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 1/29/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “ALDI…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by ALDI. All opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 1/30/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

All You — Mashup Mom 5th Birthday Bash Giveaway!

Prizing for this giveaway has been sponsored by All You. All opinions here, however, are my own.

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It’s the Mashup Mom 5th anniversary birthday bash, where you guys get the presents! Next up in our Day Of Birthday Giveaway fun: All You Magazine, the magazine that helps value-driven women enjoy life for less. Check out the February 2014 cover above, and you’ll see what I mean — beyond the exclusive coupons found in every single issue, this month’s magazine features articles on everything from cheap family meals to saving on gas to saving at the grocery store. And, every issue includes this sort of down-to-earth, budget friendly, and achievable content on everything from cheap meals to easy crafts. In addition to the coupons, what’s nice about All You is that it addresses regular women’s everyday concerns.

What can you win?

  • Five lucky Mashup Mom readers will each win a subscription to All You magazine!

How do you enter?

  • Mandatory entry: Comment here and let us know your favorite thing about All You — or if you’re new to All You, what you most look forward to checking out.
  • Optional entry: Choose your favorite way to follow Mashup Mom: Like Mashup Mom on Facebook, or follow Mashup Mom on twitter, or subscribe to Mashup Mom via email — then come back here and comment that you have done so. If you already like, follow, or subscribe, just comment that you’ve done so in the past.

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of two entries per household. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 1/29/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “All You…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by All You. All opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 1/30/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

Wholly — Mashup Mom 5th Birthday Bash Giveaway!

Prizing for this giveaway has been sponsored by Wholly. All opinions here, however, are my own.

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It’s the Mashup Mom 5th anniversary birthday bash, where you guys get the presents! First up in our Day Of Birthday Giveaway fun: #OMGuac it’s a WHOLLY giveaway! Enter to win a Wholly Prize Pack, including their new bean dip and 100 calorie minis. Yum, yum, Wholly yum: Perfect for HOMEGATING your own Super Bowl bash.

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win a Wholly Prize Pack!

How do you enter?

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of two entries per household. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 1/29/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Wholly…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Wholly. All opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 1/30/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

Last Day — Amazon gift card giveaway!

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Today is the very last day to enter my $100 Amazon Gift Card giveaway! Don’t forget ;)

Again, this is to celebrate my new Cheap Kindle Books sites…

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I’m pleased to announce the launch of 99 Cent Cookbooks!

99 Cent Cookbooks features 99 cent Kindle Cookbook eBooks, every day. Stick around, and we’ll have something for everyone, whether that be Baking, Family Meals, Gluten Free, Paleo, Slow Cooker, Holiday, Freezer Meals, Healthy Eating, Ethnic Cooking, Favorite Ingredients, Easy Cooking, and more!

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And, the launch of of 99 Cent Romances!

99 Cent Romances features 99 cent Kindle Romance eBooks, every day. Stick around, and we’ll have something for everyone, whether that be Amish Romance, Adult Romance, Medieval Romance, Regency Romance, Paranormal Romance, Christian Romance, Romantic Comedies, or any other kind of romance that strikes your fancy.

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And, the launch of 99 Cent Mysteries!

99 Cent Mysteries features 99 cent Kindle Mystery eBooks, every day. Stick around, and we’ll have something for everyone, whether that be Thrillers, Cozy, Suspense, Historical, Crime Fiction, Paranormal, Detective, Amateur Sleuths, Culinary, Romantic, and more!

Check them out, and be sure to enter

Giveaway — Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil (1/19)

Prizing for this giveaway has been sponsored by Tropical Traditions. Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. All opinions in this post are my own.

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I have a great new giveaway for you guys today, sponsored by Tropical Traditions! I know that many of you use coconut oil for various purposes, and Tropical Traditions recently sent over a jar of their popular organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to try out and tell you guys about.

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MashupDad is an enthusiastic convert, now regularly taking coconut oil in his morning coffee (along with his usual creamer!). It melts quickly and dissolves right in, and he quite enjoys the extra bit of flavor and texture it adds. Plus, since MashupDad is also AtkinsDad, he’s a big fan of zero carbs.

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In addition to being zero carbs, Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is also USDA organic, and contains no cholesterol or sodium. So, we went with the low-carb theme here and cooked up a couple of recipes for MashupDad and Dairy Free Junior High guy, both featuring their virgin coconut oil!

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First up, we have Low Carb Dairy Free Coconut Oil Fudge, which both the large and the smaller boy pronounced just fantastic. With just a few ingredients, this was super quick and easy to make, and it’s so nice to have recipes on hand that are both low carb and allergy friendly.

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Since we had everything out and plenty of virgin coconut oil left, we also cooked up some Nutty Dairy Free Low Carb Coconut Cocoa Bark that same afternoon — it’s all about choices! The Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil also provided a great base for this easy low carb and dairy free treat, and we’ll definitely be using this in our cooking a lot more from now on.

Want to know more about Virgin Coconut Oil?

Check out the following pages for more info!

On to the giveaway

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What can you win?

How do you enter?

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of two entries per household. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 1/19/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Giveaway — Tropical Traditions…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Tropical Traditions. I received a product for purposes of this post/review; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 1/20/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

New 99 Cent Book Sites Launch + Amazon gift card giveaway!

One of my favorite activities on Mashup Mom is compiling the daily lists of Five Kindle freebies and five Kindle cheapies. It always reminds me of my days as a librarian, when I was lucky enough to spend time finding books and recommending them to readers. So I’ve been thinking: What’s better than a daily list of free and cheap eBooks? Well, how about three new sites devoted entirely to cheap Kindle books!

Announcing: 99 Cent eBooks

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I’m pleased to announce the launch of 99 Cent Cookbooks!

99 Cent Cookbooks features 99 cent Kindle Cookbook eBooks, every day. Stick around, and we’ll have something for everyone, whether that be Baking, Family Meals, Gluten Free, Paleo, Slow Cooker, Holiday, Freezer Meals, Healthy Eating, Ethnic Cooking, Favorite Ingredients, Easy Cooking, and more!

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And, the launch of of 99 Cent Romances!

99 Cent Romances features 99 cent Kindle Romance eBooks, every day. Stick around, and we’ll have something for everyone, whether that be Amish Romance, Adult Romance, Medieval Romance, Regency Romance, Paranormal Romance, Christian Romance, Romantic Comedies, or any other kind of romance that strikes your fancy.

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And, the launch of 99 Cent Mysteries!

99 Cent Mysteries features 99 cent Kindle Mystery eBooks, every day. Stick around, and we’ll have something for everyone, whether that be Thrillers, Cozy, Suspense, Historical, Crime Fiction, Paranormal, Detective, Amateur Sleuths, Culinary, Romantic, and more!

Cheap Kindle Books, every day

Each 99 Cent eBooks site brings you just that: A new list of thematic 99 Cent Kindle books, every day! Why $.99? Because the best thing about eBooks is that they are affordable. Pick up a new book for less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks, and it will last you a lot longer. :)

On to the giveaway

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To celebrate the launch of these new cheap Kindle Books sites, I’m giving away a $100 Amazon gift card! To enter, please choose a site to follow, and then come back here and comment to let me know whether you are following on Facebook, on Twitter, or chose to subscribe via email. Choose one:

  1. Like 99 Cent eBooks on Facebook.
  2. Follow 99 Cent eBooks on Twitter.
  3. Subscribe to the daily 99 Cent Mysteries email newsletter.
  4. Subscribe to the daily 99 Cent Romances email newsletter.
  5. Subscribe to the daily 99 Cent Cookbooks email newsletter.

What can you win?

  • One lucky eBook lover will win: A $100 gift card to Amazon.com!

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and let me know whether you liked on Facebook, followed on Twitter, or are choosing to subscribe to one or more of the daily email lists.

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; one entry per household. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 1/17/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “New 99 Cent Book Sites Launch…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing for this giveaway has been provided by Mashup Mom, to celebrate the launch of my new 99 Cent Kindle  book sites. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 1/18/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

Giveaway — Gorton’s Grilled (1/15) CLOSED

Prizing for this giveaway has been sponsored by Gorton’s. I received free product coupons to facilitate this review, however, all opinions in this post are my own.

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This one is sponsored by Gorton’s, where you can find recipe inspiration for their many products here. I picked up a couple of Gorton’s grilled products to test out, and was pleased to see that all the varieties I looked at were gluten free — and you can see the gluten free product list on their site.

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Unfortunately, none of the varieties at my store were dairy free; all contained whey (at less than 2%, but something to be aware of). I’d love to see future varieties eliminate the whey, because at less than 2% it should be easy enough to eliminate or find a substitute to extend the allergy friendly theme to those avoiding dairy.

At 100 calories or less per fillet though…

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Gorton’s Grilled can make a healthy base for a meal to fit your New Year’s resolutions. Last night, for instance,MashupDad and I paired Gorton’s Grilled Salmon fillets with Asian Slaw, which was a great crunchy-gingery-sweet complement to the flaky salty fish. (I used this Easy Asian Slaw recipe, but left out the cilantro and substituted sweet tri color mini peppers for the red pepper.) His only complaint was that the serving sizes were too small; he could easily eat an entire box of this or more.

Paired with the slaw, though, it seemed like a good size for me — the flavor was quite good, and it cooked up nice and flaky according to package directions, but you’ll definitely want to add a filling side if you are used to heartier main dishes. The salmon was also wild caught, which was good to see.

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Mr. 6, meanwhile, was a huge fan of the Gorton’s Grilled Tilapia (but NOT the slaw, lol). But again, portion size is an issue — he’s just six, and ate 1.5 fillets along with potato and veggie sides.

Check it out for yourself

Gorton’s Real Fabulous Sweepstakes

And, while you’re over at the Gorton’s site, be sure to enter their Real Fabulous Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $1000 makeover grand prize or other weekly prizes. Then, come back here and enter my Gorton’s giveaway below!

On to the giveaway

What can you win?

  • One lucky fish will win: Two full-value product coupons to pick up Gorton’s of their choice, one pair of Gorton’s branded oven mitts, a Gorton’s spatula, and an assortment of Gorton’s recipe cards.

How do you enter?

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; one entry per household. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 1/15/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Giveaway — Gorton’s Grilled…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Gorton’s. I received free product coupons to purchase Gorton’s grilled products for purposes of this post/review; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 1/16/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.