Give-Aways

Enter to Win a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card

by Katie on May 7, 2015

Who couldn’t use a $1,000 FREE gift card to Amazon?!  In honor of Mother’s Day, Jane.com is hosting a HUGE giveaway!  3 lucky ladies will win their choice of a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card, a $1,000 Sephora Gift Card, or a Madsen Bicycle.

There are several ways to enter this giveaway, and you can enter every day.  Plus, Jane.com is giving the readers of Cincinnati Cents an added bonus! Earn 5 extra entries by entering the code KATIE8594 for extra chances to win each day!

After you enter the giveaway, be sure to let me know which prize you’re hoping to win!

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The Piping Gourmets Whoopie Pies Giveaway is now closed; thank you to all who entered.  The winner of this giveaway is………….

Cheryl who said, “I’d most like to try chocolate raspberry.”

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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The Piping Gourmets Whoopie Pies Giveaway

by Katie on April 20, 2015

As a mom, I’m always on the lookout for healthy snacks for our family.  While I love seeing the kids pick fruits and veggies for their snacks, I’m also realistic enough to know that sweet and salty snacks are often their first choice instead.

That’s why I was pleased to stumble across The Piping Gourmets Whoopie Pies.  The Piping Gourmets offers a variety of allergen-free whoopie pies that are certified GFCO and Kosher-Pareve as well as vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, and are non-GMO.

So, I have to say, I was a little skeptical whether or not my kids would like this healthier take on dessert.  However, my concerns were completely unfounded.  It took them just a matter of minutes to plow through their whoopie pies….which is saying a lot especially when you’re feeding teenage and pre-teen boys!

The whoopie pies are available in 6 different delicious flavors – double chocolate, chocolate vanilla, double vanilla, chocolate mint, chocolate raspberry, and vanilla lemon.  These whoopie pies make a perfect dessert or a delicious on-the-go snack.

Locally, you can find The Piping Gourmets products at Whole Foods Market in Cincinnati or Mason.  However, if you’re not a Cincinnati native, you can find a store near you here.

The Piping Gourmets would like to offer one of my readers two packs of whoopie pies.  Want to win?  You have six ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post – which Piping Gourmets Whoope Pie flavor would you most like to try?
  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 Cincinnati Cents on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done so.
  5. Like the Piping Gourmets 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 Piping Gourmets on Pinterest.  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 Sunday, April 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 The Piping Gourmets. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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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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