Give-Aways

World Vision: Royal Silk Scarf Giveaway

by Katie on March 16, 2015

As I mentioned earlier this year, one of my goals for 2015 is to increase my water consumption on a daily basis.  However, this rather ordinary goal is a sheer impossibility for more than 700 million people around the world because it presupposes one key factor…that you have access to clean drinking water.

While I hate to admit it, I use water all day long for drinking, brushing my teeth, washing dishes, doing laundry….and it rarely ever crosses my mind that having access to this water is not just a given….but a privilege that so many others are forced to do without.

In fact, 748 million people around the globe lack access to clean water.  That’s the equivalent of nearly two and a half times the population of the United States!  To address this crisis and to acknowledge water’s essential presence on the earth, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22nd as World Water Day in 1993.

World Vision would like to raise awareness of World Water Day by challenging people to be mindful of their water consumption on March 22nd.  Want to get involved?  There are so many ways to make a difference:

To help raise awareness about World Water Day, World Vision would like to offer one a my readers an umbrella and a watercolor scarf to start the conversation about safe water for people around the globe.

The white and blue umbrella sports the World Vision’s logo, and it serves as a practical reminder that rainwater is considered a precious resource for people that lack clean water systems.  The Royal Silk Scarf is from the World Vision Gift Catalog, and it’s made with beautiful silk using Fair Trade practices.  The blend of soft colors is an ideal reminder of the beautiful qualities of water and the life it sustains.

You have six ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post – what will your family be doing to make a difference on World Water Day?
  2. Follow Cincinnati Cents on Pinterest.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  3. Follow the Cincinnati Cents Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  4. Like World Vision on Facebook – let them know that Cincinnati Cents sent you.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  5. Follow the World Vision Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  6. Watch the World Vision Clean Water Video.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.

Please make sure you leave a separate comment for each method of entry on this post.

This giveaway ends at 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 23rd, and is open to all U.S. residents, ages 18 years or older.  The winner will be selected randomly, and will be notified by e-mail.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If no response is received by that time, a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: This giveaway was provided by World Vision. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Winner of the Klosterman Bread Giveaway

by Katie on March 12, 2015

The Klosterman Bread Giveaway is now closed; thank you to all who entered.  The winner of this giveaway is………

Jeff who said, “My family loves Klosterman bread.”

The winner has been notified via e-mail, and they have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize, or a new winner will be chosen.

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Today Is National Pack Your Own Lunch Day

by Katie on March 10, 2015

Just a reminder – today is National Pack Your Own Lunch Day!  It’s also the last day to enter to win Klosterman Bread for a year as well as the final day to enter the Klosterman Bread giveaway on Cincinnati Cents.

Good luck to all!

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When our older two sons ventured out of the homeschooling classroom and into a brick and mortar school, we experienced an onslaught of items we’d never really considered before….permission slips, forms for every event and occasion known to man, backpacks, homework, and of course, packing lunches.

Considering that buying lunch every day wasn’t exactly a good fit for our family’s budget, we instead started kicking around ideas for a healthy food choices for daily lunches.  As a mom, I’m a huge fan of foods that are high in protein that will pack a punch nutritionally to keep them alert and interested in their afternoon classes (okay….I’ll settle for alert!).

To that effect, their lunches typically contain any or all of the following food choices:

  • lunchmeat and cheese sandwich (with spinach and tomatoes on the side!)
  • apple slices
  • banana
  • yogurt
  • cheese stick
  • almonds
  • granola bar
  • water

Now I can’t say that an occasional pack of fruit snacks or snack cakes don’t make their way into their bags from time to time, but overall, high protein, low fat choices are the mainstays of their daily lunches.

Klosterman Bread would like to celebrate all the moms, dads, grandparents, and students who pack their lunches each day on National Pack Your Own Lunch Day on Tuesday, March 10th!  To celebrate the Pack Your Own Lunch Campaign, consumers are invited to visit the Klosterman Bread Facebook page each day in order to vote on their favorite of two different Klosterman Bread-inspired sandwiches.

When you vote, you’ll automatically be entered to win a year’s worth of FREE Klosterman products! Two lucky entrants will win this contest.

As an added bonus, Klosterman Bread would like to offer one of my readers a month’s worth of FREE Klosterman Bread.  One winner will receive 4 free Klosterman Bread coupons to use on the product of their choice.

You have six ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post – are you a packer or a buyer for your daily lunch?  If you’re a packer, what’s your favorite lunch to pack?
  2. Follow Cincinnati Cents on Pinterest.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  3. Like Cincinnati Cents on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done so.
  4. Follow the Cincinnati Cents Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  5. Like Klosterman Bread on Facebook – let them know that Cincinnati Cents sent you.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  6. Follow the Klosterman Bread Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.

Please make sure you leave a separate comment for each method of entry on this post.

This giveaway ends at 8:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 10th, and is open to all U.S. residents, ages 18 years or older.  The winner will be selected randomly, and will be notified by e-mail.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If no response is received by that time, a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: This giveaway was provided by Klosterman Bread. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Winner of the Quaker Steak Gift Card

by Katie on February 23, 2015

The Quaker Steak Gift Card Giveaway is now closed; thank you to all who entered.  The winner of this giveaway is………..

Kim who said, “I have never been to Quaker Steak & Lube, but the “Biker Chick” Salad sounds wonderful!”

The winner has been notified via e-mail, and they have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize, or a new winner will be chosen.

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Winner of the Purex PowerShot Giveaway

by Katie on February 17, 2015

The Purex PowerShot Giveaway is now closed; thank you to all who entered.  The winner of this giveaway is…………

Theresa who said, “Treating stains is my least favorite part..”

The winner has been notified via e-mail, and they have 48 hours to contact me and claim their prize, or a new winner will be chosen.

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Quaker Steak & Lube Gift Card Giveaway

by Katie on February 13, 2015

Quaker Steak & Lube has announced six new limited-time menu options that are available through April 6th.  This new lineup of flavors includes the QBurger – a quick, quality, quarter-pound burger creation that’s built to cook in only four minutes (talk about fresh food fast!).

If you’d rather dine on the lighter side, you can choose between two new salad options.  The iceberg wedge chicken salad is made with crisp iceberg lettuce and a creamy house-made avocado lime ranch dressing (yes, please!).  As another alternative, the Asian chicken salad features the healthy of option of fresh grilled chicken.

There are several Quaker Steak & Lube locations throughout the Cincinnati region where you can try out these new menu items including Action Boulevard in Florence, Stone Creek Boulevard in Colerain, and Chamber Drive in Milford.

Quaker Steak & Lube would like to offer one of my readers a $10 Quaker Steak & Lube Gift Card.  You have six ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post – what’s your favorite menu item at Quaker Steak & Lube?  If you’ve never eaten at Quaker Steak, what are you most looking forward to trying?
  2. Follow Cincinnati Cents on Pinterest.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  3. Like Cincinnati Cents on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done so.
  4. Follow the Cincinnati Cents Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  5. Like Quaker Steak & Lube on Facebook – let them know that Cincinnati Cents sent you.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  6. Follow the Quaker Steak & Lube Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.

Please make sure you leave a separate comment for each method of entry on this post.

This giveaway ends at 8:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 19th, and is open to all U.S. residents, ages 18 years or older.  The winner will be selected randomly, and will be notified by e-mail.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If no response is received by that time, a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: This giveaway was provided by Quaker Steak & Lube. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Purex PowerShot Giveaway

by Katie on February 9, 2015

Of all the household tasks that make their way onto my weekly “to do” list, laundry is definitely one of the most time-consuming activities.  To keep up with our family of six, I have to run a minimum of two loads of laundry each day.

Since it takes a fair amount of time to sort, pre-treat, wash, dry, fold, and put away all the laundry every day, I’m always open to short cuts that will lighten the load while still maintaining a high standard of cleanliness (and unfortunately a maid is not in my budget…sigh!).

So, I was excited to hear about Purex’s newest detergent, Purex PowerShot, especially since Purex is already my detergent of choice.  Purex PowerShot is designed to simplify your laundry routine with its revolutionary dispenser.

This new dispenser takes the guesswork out of measuring your laundry detergent.  The bottle automatically dispenses the right amount of laundry detergent with each use.  Simply open the cap and flip the bottle upside down to dispense one concentrated dose of detergent.

When you flip the bottle upright again, the PowerShot automatically refills and is ready for the next use.  With the detergent’s built-in auto-dosing technology, you eliminate the messiness of traditional detergents.  Plus, you don’t have to worry about wasting detergent because you’ll have a pre-measured dose with each load.

Simply flip the bottle once for a regular load and twice for large or extra dirty loads.  Purex PowerShot is available in two different fragrances – mountain breeze and natural elements linen and lilies.

Purex would like to offer one of my readers the chance to try their newest detergent.  One winner will win a free bottle of Purex PowerShot (in the form of a free voucher) as well as $1.50 off Purex coupons.  You have six ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post – what is your least favorite part of doing your family’s laundry?
  2. Follow Cincinnati Cents on Pinterest.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  3. Like Cincinnati Cents on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done so.
  4. Follow the Cincinnati Cents Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  5. Like Purex on Facebook – let them know that Cincinnati Cents sent you.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  6. Follow the Purex Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.

Please make sure you leave a separate comment for each method of entry on this post.

This giveaway ends at 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 16th, and is open to all U.S. residents, ages 18 years or older.  The winner will be selected randomly, and will be notified by e-mail.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If no response is received by that time, a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: This giveaway was provided by Purex. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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World Vision Balinese Necklace Giveaway

by Katie on December 22, 2014

Over the course of the Christmas season, most Americans plan to make a charitable donation to at least one organization between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  With so many worthy causes available both in the United States and abroad, it’s difficult to know where the gift can best be used.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.  It is their mission to work with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

The World Vision Gift Catalog offers more than 250 items that help fight poverty and save lives both in the United States and around the world.  The gifts they offer are not only beautiful in a material sense, but a blessing to both the recipient and the people helped by the organization.  There are a wide variety of items available from World Vision:

African Soapstone Box – New to the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog, the hand-carved African Soapstone Box is a safe place to store necklaces and rings. Coated in light blue with an image of a giraffe, this ornate box features pretty details that will complement nearly any decor. Donations go toward the Kenyan artisans who crafted the box to help provide medical care for their families.

Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace – Help meet the unique needs of families worldwide and receive this gorgeous draped beaded necklace. This necklace is handmade by an artisan in Bali who helps children get the education she never received herself.

Silver Vines Cuff – Ladies will love wearing this elegant adjustable silver cuff bracelet deigned by artisans in Old Delhi, India, to holiday parties. Each bracelet supports fair trade practices.

Colors of Africa Bracelet & Earring Set – Add some color and sophistication to holiday outfits with a Zakale bracelet and earring set from Nairobi made with beautiful multicolored beads. Zakale crafts are made from recycled materials by Kenyan artisans, who received a loan from World Vision to grow their business and lift themselves out of poverty.

Hand-woven Guatemalan Headband – Sport this colorful headband to the gym, during holiday travel or a day of leisure. Each beautiful, 100 percent cotton headband is woven by Mayan descendants in lake Atitlan, Guatemala and addresses urgent needs of children, families and communities around the world.

To help raise awareness of the World Vision Gift Catalog, World Vision would like to offer one of my readers a Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace.  You have six ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post – what will your family be doing this Christmas season to help out those in need?  This is a required entry!
  2. Follow Cincinnati Cents on Pinterest.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  3. Like Cincinnati Cents on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done so.
  4. Like World Vision on Facebook – let them know that Cincinnati Cents sent you.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  5. Follow the World Vision Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  6. Watch the video that explains how the World Vision Gift Catalog works.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.

Please make sure you leave a separate comment for each method of entry on this post.

This giveaway ends at 8:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 26th, and is open to all U.S. residents, ages 18 years or older.  The winner will be selected randomly, and will be notified by e-mail.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If no response is received by that time, a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: This giveaway was provided by World Vision. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Win a Gift Card from the Body Shop

by Katie on November 3, 2014

Savings.com is giving away $1,000 worth of gift cards to The Body Shop.  40 lucky winners will receive a $25 Gift Card to The Body Shop.

As an added bonus, The Body Shop is featuring 40% off sitewide.  This is great opportunity to pick up a few Christmas gifts or stocking stuffers at almost half the original price.

You can enter this giveaway through November 5th.

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