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World Vision: 6 Handcrafted Gifts Giveaway

by Katie on December 8, 2016

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Over the course of the holiday 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 decide where to donate.

For me, it’s always hard especially at Christmastime, because I have an overwhelming desire to help others out in any way possible.  It’s such a tough decision to pick one amazing organization over another, when so many people are in need of love and support.

One of my favorite organizations is World Vision, a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.  It’s 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.

Aside from making a direct donation to World Vision, you can also select from the World Vision Gift Catalog which offers a variety of handcrafted gifts from regional artisans.  Your purchase truly makes a difference by helping to fight poverty and saving lives both in the United States and around the world.

The gifts offered by World Vision 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 such as:

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Tree of Life Votive Holder – This lovely votive holder is handmade from cast-off materials. Artisans in India work hard to raise themselves out of poverty and help light the way for their children’s education.

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Upcycled Artisanal Bowl – This stunning bowl is up-cycled from reclaimed industrial waste such as wires and metal. Artisans in India have hand bent and soldered each piece into inspirational shapes to create this artistic and elaborate bowl that is great as a decorative piece or to hold special items.

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History’s First Coffee Blend – Citrus and chocolate pair up in this 10-ounce whole bean blend of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Sumatra Permata Gayo coffees from farmers who are overcoming poverty with their earnings. An olivewood scoop and African bag complete the package. $75

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Turquoise Medallion Necklace – Handmade by families in Delhi, this brightly-beaded medallion necklace adds a bold pop of color to any outfit.

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Royal Silk Scarf – This gorgeous silk scarf adds color to the holidays and supports the needs of children and families worldwide. The luxurious silk is woven by Vietnam’s Ma Chau villagers, who receive sustainable income through their craft.

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Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet – One creative community on the island of Java makes these unique bracelets to help provide a sustainable income and care for their children. The artisan group is led by a mother who pours her heart into her craft.

To help raise awareness of the World Vision Gift Catalog, World Vision would like to offer one of my readers all 6 of the above handcrafted gifts.  You have five 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?
  2. Follow the Cincinnati Cents Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  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.

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 Wednesday, December 14th, 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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LaserX Review & Giveaway

by Katie on November 23, 2016

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One of the hottest toys on the market this season is LaserX – a brand new, technologically advanced laser blaster system.  The ultimate high-tech game of tag, LaserX gives kids the opportunity to play laser tag indoors or outdoors any day of the week.

The LaserX sets all work together, so a game can consist of just two players or can include the entire neighborhood!  The advanced sensors in the LaserX give players pinpoint accuracy up to 200 feet away.  Plus, the sensors know when players are blasting, being hit, hiding, or running.

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While in the midst of the game, an interactive “coach” uses the information from the sensors to give players tips and tricks to help their strategy throughout the game.  As kids play, the receiver vest keeps track of their hits.  Once a player has reached 10 hits, they are eliminated from the game.

When playing in a group, players can either choose to be on teams or can select a “rogue” mode, where it’s every player for him or herself.  Plus, LaserX can be played either indoors or outdoors regardless of whether it’s dark or a bright, sunny day.

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Our family recently had the opportunity to try out the new LaserX System, and the kids absolutely loved it!  The set gave them a real laser tag feel without ever leaving home.

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Upon opening the set, they quickly teamed up with each other, and our hallway became a virtual laser tag arena.  They spent hours hiding, seeking, and blasting, and even though it was a cold, rainy day outside, they took no notice of the inclement weather!

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I was really surprised by how accurate the laser blasters were and how easy the equipment was to set up.  I also love the fact that unlike Nerf guns, these lasers cause no tears by anyone getting hit close range with a dart or foam bullet!  Needless to say, I’m not surprised that this is one of the hottest toys on the market this holiday season.

Each LaserX Set comes complete with 2 LaserX Blasters and 2 Receiver Vests, and are priced at $49.99 per set.  As an alternative, you can pick up a one player set with just one blaster and one vest for $24.99 as well.  LaserX can be purchased online or in-store at your local Target store location.

And now on to the giveaway!  One of my readers will have the opportunity to win a LaserX Set for two players.  Good luck to all!

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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Super Wubble Ball and NSI International.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Daily Goodie Box Review & Giveaway

by Katie on November 14, 2016

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I am a huge fan of trying new products, whether it be in the category of personal care, household items, or food and beverages.  The only hesitation I have when trying something new is spending the money on a product without knowing whether or not I’ll like it.

Daily Goodie Box is making it easy for consumers to try a new product before buying it – for free!  With Daily Goodie Box, you’ll receive a box full of free goodies, and all you need to do is give them your honest opinion on what you think about the products.  You’ll even receive free shipping, and no credit card is required ever!

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I recently received a Goodie Box, and I was seriously impressed by everything that was in the box including:

  • Justin’s Peanut Butter & Banana Chips Snack Pack
  • Q Drinks Ginger Beer
  • Van Holten’s Pickle Ice
  • Go Cubes Chewable Coffee
  • Beanitos Black Bean Chips
  • Cocomels Caramels
  • Natralia Anti-Itch Soothing Cream
  • SuperFood+ Nut Bar
  • Just Mayo
  • Gutsy Chews

Of all the products I received, my absolute favorite was the Cocomels Caramels.  I may have enjoyed them enough that I only begrudgingly shared them with my family!  And I was really intrigued by the chewable coffee.  While I still would prefer to sip my coffee than chew it, I definitely enjoyed the Go Cubes.

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You can sign up here to see if you qualify for a Goodie Box.  It only takes a minute, and you’ll never need to enter a credit card or pay for shipping!

Daily Goodie Box would like to offer one of my readers a FREE Goodie Box full of great products.  Want to win?  You have four ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post – have you tried out Goodie Box yet?
  2. Subscribe to Cincinnati Cents’ feed via RSS or e-mail and then leave a comment letting me know that you’ve subscribed. If you already subscribe, leave a comment letting me know that as well.
  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.

This giveaway ends at 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, November 21st, 2016, and it’s 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 Daily Goodie Box. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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$25 Skyline Chili Gift Card Giveaway

by Katie on October 18, 2016

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Even though Halloween is less than two weeks away, it certainly isn’t the only cause for celebration.  Now that fall is in full swing, it’s the ideal time to celebrate football and of course, tailgating with some amazing food!

Tailgating is a fun way to celebrate the upcoming game while at the same time, creating memories with family members and friends.  Even little ones can join in on the fun by dressing up for their favorite team, taking photos at the game (disposable cameras are always a great choice!), coloring football-themed coloring pages, and enjoying great food – like Skyline Chili’s limited-time Chicken Bacon Ranch wraps and salads.

The new Chicken Bacon Ranch entrees are loaded with Applewood smoked bacon, seasoned chicken, and creamy buttermilk ranch dressing.  Skyline has even added Fritos to give it an extra crunch – making it the prefect combo for a tailgate party!

To celebrate their limited-time wraps and salads, Skyline Chili would like to offer one of my readers a $25 Skyline Chili Gift Card!  You have six ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post – what’s your family’s favorite sports team (or teams!)?
  2. Subscribe to Cincinnati Cents’ feed via RSS or e-mail and then leave a comment letting me know that you’ve subscribed. If you already subscribe, leave a comment letting me know that as well.
  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 Skyline 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 Skyline Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.

This giveaway ends at 8:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016, and it’s 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 Skyline Chili. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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KidStuff Coupon Savings Book Giveaway

by Katie on October 11, 2016

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It’s a rare moment when I walk into a store and pay full price for almost anything.  In addition to searching out the best sale price, I always look for in-store coupons to make the final price the very best it can be!

That’s why I love the KidStuff Coupon Savings Book!  It’s crammed full of coupon savings for retail store purchases, family activities, and restaurant bargains.  Not only can the KidStuff Book save your family money, but it helps to support local schools at the same time!

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Since 1993, KidStuff has helped schools raise more than 60 million dollars!  Sold exclusively through schools, the KidStuff Coupon Book costs $25, and schools earn 50% of each sale with no up-front costs.  So, what exactly do you get in exchange for your $25 purchase?

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In addition to supporting your local schools, the Cincinnati-Area Coupon Savings Book includes coupons for shopping, activities, and food at a variety of locations such as:

  • Macy’s
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Payless Shoes
  • Gymboree
  • Claire’s
  • Charming Charlie
  • Disney Store
  • Beach Waterpark
  • Scallywag Tag
  • Web Extreme Entertainment
  • Gameworks
  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park
  • Entertrainment Junction
  • Pizza Hut
  • Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken
  • Orange Leaf
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Crazy 8
  • Tom+Chee

….and hundreds more!  You can find the full listing of coupons in the KidStuff Savings Book here.

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KidStuff would like to offer a FREE coupon savings book to 3 of my readers!  You have six ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post – which coupon in this book would be most helpful for your family?
  2. Like Cincinnati Cents on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done so.
  3. Follow Cincinnati Cents on Pinterest.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  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 KidStuff 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 KidStuff 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, October 18th, and is open to all U.S. residents, ages 18 years or older.  The winners 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 KidStuff. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Enter to Win 2 Tickets to Lantern Fest

by Katie on October 5, 2016

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It’s Lantern Fest time again!  Unless you’ve experienced Lantern Fest for yourself, it’s hard to describe the event in words.  To see thousands of lit lanterns, dedicated to family members and friends floating across the night sky….it’s simply breathtaking!

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This year’s Lantern Fest will be held at the Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, October 15th.  The gates will open at 2 p.m, and families and friends can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painting, s’mores, balloon artists, and more.

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You’ll want to be sure to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on, a jacket in case the evening gets chilly, snacks for the evening (and why not hot dogs to roast on the fire pit?!), your dancing shoes, and money in case you want to buy a snack or a drink.  Please note, no glass containers, hard-sided coolers, or outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

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Be sure to arrive early enough to park (it’s a $5 fee), check-in, and find a spot to enjoy the Lantern Fest with your family members and friends.  The best part begins when the sun goes down…..when thousands of glowing lanterns will be released!  This will be an unforgettable event as thousands of people come together to light up the sky.

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Tickets are currently priced at $35 each for adults and $7 for kids ages 4-12 (kids 3 and under are free!).  However, my readers can save an additional 10% off your ticket purchase when you enter the promotional code LFcincicents at checkout.

So, on to the giveaway!  One lucky reader will receive two FREE tickets to Lantern Fest!  You have six ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post – has your family ever attended Lantern Fest?
  2. Subscribe to Cincinnati Cents’ feed via RSS or e-mail and then leave a comment letting me know that you’ve subscribed. If you already subscribe, leave a comment letting me know that as well.
  3. Like Cincinnati Cents on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done so.
  4. Follow Cincinnati Cents on Pinterest.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  5. Follow the Cincinnati Cents Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  6. Like Lantern Fest on Facebook – let them know that Cincinnati Cents sent you!  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.

This giveaway ends at 8:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 13th, and it’s 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 Lantern Fest.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Super Wubble Bubble Ball Review & Giveaway

by Katie on September 22, 2016

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It’s a ball….it’s a bubble….it’s Super Wubble Bubble Ball!  Now four times stronger and more tear-resistant than the original Wubble Bubble Ball, the Super Wubble is made with a new super stretchy material called Xpandium.

There are endless possibilities with the Wubble Ball.  Kids can bounce it, throw it, kick it, smoosh it, smash it, and even sit on it!  In fact, you can check out the super fun YouTube series, Super Wubble vs. The World where NSI International, the creators of Super Wubble test a variety objects that can be dropped on the bubble ball….from the top of a building nonetheless!

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So, if you’re like me, you may be thinking that they drop fairly harmless objects on the Wubbble Ball.  Things like kids’ toys, plastic containers, books, and maybe outdoor toys.  Not the case…..try a pineapple,  a bowling ball, a toilet, and a shopping cart!  Talk about durable!  In a household that includes three teenage boys, durability ranks ridiculously high for me!

Of course, no object is indestructible.  If the Wubble Ball comes into contact with very sharp objects like broken glass, tacks, or tree branches, it certainly can pop.  It’s also not recommended to use the Wubble Ball on rougher surfaces like concrete or gravel.

That being said, as long as you use your Wubble Ball according to the package directions, it’s covered for life!  You’ll need to pay a $6.99 handling cost to mail the ball back in to NSI International, but in return, they’ll send you a brand new Wubble Ball.  That’s a pretty sweet warranty if you ask me!

The Wubble Ball comes complete with a battery-operated air pump that can inflate the ball in just two minutes to a height of three feet tall!  When you’re finished playing, the Wubble Ball can be deflated with the included tool and tossed in a drawer until the next play time.

In between uses, you can wash the Wubble Ball to keep it clean.  It’s recommended that you only use a small dot of regular liquid hand soap and water, not dish washing liquid as it can damage the chemical structure of the Wubble Ball.  Additionally, the ball should not be left in the sun for a prolonged period of time as extended exposure can damage the ball.

One lucky reader will win their very own Wubble Ball!  You can enter the giveaway below…..

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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Super Wubble Ball and NSI International.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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