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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza: Buckhead Betties Zippered Carryall

Today, as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza I have another great item from Buckhead Betties. This is a zippered carryall. It would make a perfect makeup bag or shoe bag to slip into your luggage.

And I just love the floral print on a brown background.

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To enter the giveaway, post a comment here sharing a favorite packing tip.

You can also earn extra entries by:
Subscribing to this blog by email or through a reader
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to include an email address so I can contact if you win. Also include your Twitter name on Twitter entries and a link to any tweets you post about this contest for verification.
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Contest open to residents of the United States and Canada only. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EDT on November 11. Winner will be drawn at random from all entries and will be contacted by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to that email. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be drawn.

Don't forget to check out the other prizes being offered as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza. Come back every day to see what's new.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Winner, winner, chicken dinner...

The month of October has come to an end, but the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza is still going strong.

There have been lots of lucky winners and more winners to come.

If you're interested in who won the Primo Water dispenser giveaway, tune in next Monday for the announcement of the winner of the big prize. I'm going to continue accepting entries in that contest through 11:59 pm EST November 8.

Sorry for not posting this list sooner, but I've been busy putting up new giveaways, contacting winners and mailing out prizes.

Aik, commenter #8 won the Hanna Andersson striped moccasins

pixie13, commenter #28 won the Company's Comin' dinner kit (Your prize is being shipped tomorrow; so sorry for the delay.)

The Demille's were two-time winners of the Cow Jumped Over the Moon frame and the Harry Connick Jr. CD

Sofia, rubynreba and luvdaylillies won the Fiber 1 gift sets

JC and clallen won the Yoplait Whips gift set

Stef, commenter #41 of 60, won the Ikea gift card

Jessica, commenter #6 of 20, won the Hanna Andersson red moccasins

hollowsins, commenter #15 of 46, won the Chef'n peeler

If you were a winner, you have received an email from me with further instructions. If I don't hear from these winners in 48 hours, I'll draw a second winner using Random.org.

Thanks for entering, and don't miss out on your chance to win other great prizes in the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza.

If you didn't win, keep trying. There are still lots of great prizes up for grabs, including a Little Blends Yogurt prize pack, a pewter wine bottle charm, a Pier One wine opener set, an adorable E-I-E-I-O Frame from Malden, a Buckhead Betties madras plaid handbag, and a Real Simple card organizer.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza: Real Simple Card Organizer

You're reading this blog, so there's a good chance that you like bargains.

So, chances are you carry around a lot of store loyalty cards in your purse to ensure that you never miss out on a bargain. My wallet was bulging with loyalty and frequent shopper cards until I found this gem of an organizer from Real Simple.


It's a card wheel with plastic pockets for storing business cards, credit cards or loyalty cards. Such a simple concept, but so useful and practical.

Mine is bulging to bursting. On one side, I keep my restaurant loyalty cards. On the other, my store loyalty cards. When a clerk asks me, "Are you a member of our VIP club?" I whip out my card wheel like I'm dealing blackjack in Vegas.

I'm such a fan of this product that I've given one to each of my friends. I love it, love it, love it.

And today, as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza, which is extending into November until I've given way 31 prizes, I'm giving one lucky reader her (or his!) own Real Simple card wheel.


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To enter the giveaway, post a comment telling me your go-to gift or organizing solution.

You can also earn extra entries by:
Subscribing to this blog by email or through a reader
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to include an email address so I can contact if you win. Also include your Twitter name on Twitter entries and a link to any tweets you post about this contest for verification.
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Contest open to residents of the United States and Canada only. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EDT on November 8. Winner will be drawn at random from all entries and will be contacted by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to that email. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be drawn.

Don't forget to check out the other prizes being offered as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza. Come back every day to see what's new.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza: Buckhead Betties Madras Plaid Handbag

When my dad was in junior high, he went to Belk's department store and charged a pair of madras plaid pants on his parents' account. The next day, he wore the pants to school -- even though they were strictly forbidden -- and was promptly sent home by the principal.

Needless to say, my dad got into big trouble with his parents. And those madras plaid pants mysteriously disappeared. Until the day she died, my grandmother swore she didn't know what happened to them. But ask my Uncle Jerry about them, and he cracks into a big grin. We'll get to the bottom of the madras plaid mystery some day.

But not knowing makes a better story.

Today's Goo Goo Giveaway is in honor of my Dad and those (I'm sure butt-ugly) pants. I'm giving away a cute Buckhead Betties madras plaid purse. I'm actually a big fan of madras plaid, but I can't imagine my dad in a pair -- even as a preteen. That screams big fashion faux pas!


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To enter the giveaway, post a comment sharing with me your biggest fashion faux pas. Mine? Acid washed jeans and lacquered 80s hair.

You can also earn extra entries by:
Subscribing to this blog by email or through a reader
Following me on Twitter
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Tweeting about this contest (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to include an email address so I can contact if you win. Also include your Twitter name on Twitter entries and a link to any tweets you post about this contest for verification.
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Contest open to residents of the United States and Canada only. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EDT on November 7. Winner will be drawn at random from all entries and will be contacted by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to that email. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be drawn.

Don't forget to check out the other prizes being offered as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza. Come back every day to see what's new.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza: Malden E-I-E-I-O Barn Frame

Did you visit the pumpkin patch this year?

If so, you'll want to enter this giveaway for a Malden E-I-E-I-O Frame. This adorable frame is shaped like a barn and embellished with cute farm animals. Wouldn't a photo taken at the pumpkin patch or an apple orchard look perfect in this frame?



Better stop typing or I'll convince myself to keep this instead of giving it away as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza.

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To enter the giveaway, post a comment here.

You can also earn extra entries by:
Subscribing to this blog by email or through a reader
Following me on Twitter
Following this blog
Becoming a fan of Goo Goo Buy Buy on Facebook
Tweeting about this contest (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway
Tweeting about the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to include an email address so I can contact if you win. Also include your Twitter name on Twitter entries and a link to any tweets you post about this contest for verification.
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Contest open to residents of the United States and Canada only. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EDT on November 6. Winner will be drawn at random from all entries and will be contacted by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to that email. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be drawn.

Don't forget to check out the other prizes being offered as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza. Come back every day to see what's new.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza: Indulgence and Relaxation Kit

I'm sitting here blogging with a mess of chores awaiting me and a laundry list of to-dos, one of them being laundry, and all I want to do is sink into the bathtub with a good book and a glass of champagne.

Ever have those moments?

I do, all the time. And I don't indulge myself nearly enough, though I probably get more opportunities for pampering than many busy women. That's because I'm learning to make and take time for myself. It's tough when you're busy and programmed to go, go, go, do, do, do, give, give, give. But taking care of yourself is crucial to your health and happiness and the health and happiness of those around you. There's a lot of truth to the statement, "If mama ain't happy, nobody's happy."

In the spirit of relaxation and taking care of ourselves, today's prize in the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza is an Indulgence and Relaxation Kit.

The kit, featuring products from Ulta, comes packaged in a Buckhead Betties makeup bag. It includes some lusciously scented body cream, shower gel, bubble bath, an eye mask and headband.

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I'm not going to make you jump through a lot of hoops to enter this giveaway. Simply post a comment pledging that you'll take time for yourself today, no matter how busy you are or how much others need you.

You can also earn extra entries by:
Subscribing to this blog by email or through a reader
Following me on Twitter
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Becoming a fan of Goo Goo Buy Buy on Facebook
Tweeting about this contest (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway
Tweeting about the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to include an email address so I can contact if you win. Also include your Twitter name on Twitter entries and a link to any tweets you post about this contest for verification.
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Contest open to residents of the United States only. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on November 10. Winner will be drawn at random from all entries and will be contacted by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to that email. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be drawn.

Don't forget to check out the other prizes being offered as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza. Come back every day to see what's new.

Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza: Pier One Wine Opener Set

I don't fancy myself an oenophile -- I can't detect hints of chocolate or a fruity finish to save my life. But I do enjoy a glass of wine now and then.

As I've gotten older, I've gotten a bit more sophisticated in my drinking habits. I wouldn't let the Boone's Farm wine that sustained me during my college days to cross my threshold!

In vino veritas, and I've had a glass tonight!

Seriously, though, I enjoy a good glass of wine and the ritual of drinking it.

As I've come to appreciate finer wines, I've upgraded my barware. Whether I'm hosting a party or enjoying a glass in solitude, I like to serve it in my finest crystal wine glasses. I've never been one to stash my good china and crystal away for "special occasions." I like to display it and use it; otherwise, what's the point in having it?

I used to use a cheapo corkscrew to open my wine, and I often struggled to wrest the cork from the bottle. That's no fun, which is why I invested in a nice set of wine accessories to make opening wine easier and more enjoyable.

Today, as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza, I'm giving away a sleek wine opener set from Pier One. I think it looks like just the sort of thing Don Draper on Mad Men might keep in his bar. The set includes a corkscrew, wine bottle collar, cutter and wine stopper.



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To enter the giveaway, please share a wine recommendation with my readers and me.

You can also earn extra entries by:
Subscribing to this blog by email or through a reader
Following me on Twitter
Following this blog
Becoming a fan of Goo Goo Buy Buy on Facebook
Tweeting about this contest (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway
Tweeting about the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to include an email address so I can contact if you win. Also include your Twitter name on Twitter entries and a link to any tweets you post about this contest for verification.
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Contest open to residents of the United States and Canada only. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EDT on November 5. Winner will be drawn at random from all entries and will be contacted by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to that email. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be drawn.

Don't forget to check out the other prizes being offered as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza. Come back every day to see what's new.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza: Pewter Wine Bottle Charm

Today is my friend, Debbie's 40th birthday.

She may kill me for publicizing that on that fact on the Internet, but I doubt it. Debbie knows that women just get better with age, like fine wine. (So cliched, but so true, in my opinion.)

In honor of Debbie's birthday and as a testament to the fact that she is getting better with age, I'm giving away a pewter "Happy Birthday" wine bottle charm from Lindsay Claire Designs. I wish I could include a bottle of wine, too, but I think Debbie and I might drink it!


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To enter the giveaway, post a birthday wish for Debbie below. Send her one by Twitter, too, for another entry.

You can also earn extra entries by:
Subscribing to this blog by email or through a reader
Following me on Twitter
Following this blog
Becoming a fan of Goo Goo Buy Buy on Facebook
Tweeting about this contest (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway
Tweeting about the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to include an email address so I can contact if you win. Also include your Twitter name on Twitter entries and a link to any tweets you post about this contest for verification.
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Contest open to residents of the United States and Canada only. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EDT on November 4. Winner will be drawn at random from all entries and will be contacted by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to that email. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be drawn.

Don't forget to check out the other prizes being offered as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza. Come back every day to see what's new.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza: Horizon Little Blends Thermos Prize Pack

Recently, I wrote about my struggles to get my picky preschooler eat his fruits and vegetables.

Given this photo, you wouldn't think that would be a problem. This past weekend, we took a trip to the North Carolina mountains and went to an apple orchard to do some picking. The picky boy picked up an apple and ate the whole thing (after I'd removed the skin with my teeth!)

Fluke, I tell you. Fluke. I'm hoping his taste for apples will last for as long as the peck of handpicked ones lasts.
But I also have a new weapon in my mealtime arsenal. Horizon has introduced Little Blends, a selection of all-natural yogurts made with fruits and vegetables. Thanks to TwitterMoms and Horizon, we got the chance to try Little Blends for free, and it's a thumbs up all around.

Jackson loved the apple and butternut squash yogurt that we sampled. But he didn't have a clue that he was eating fruit and vegetables because the yogurt is smooth blended. Little Blends are perfect for those of us who have kids who will pick out every trace of fruit and vegetable in a dish. That's Jackson. He'll only eat smooth yogurt, not the kind with fruit blended in. Heck, this kid won't even eat green pasta!

As part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza, I'm giving one lucky winner a Little Blends prize pack that includes an insulated Thermos Snak Jar, a Little Blends spoon and a coupon for a free four-pack of Little Blends.


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To enter the giveaway, post a comment below sharing with me your tip for getting a picky kid or adult to eat their vegetables.

You can also earn extra entries by:
Subscribing to this blog by email or through a reader
Following me on Twitter
Following this blog
Becoming a fan of Goo Goo Buy Buy on Facebook
Tweeting about this contest (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway
Tweeting about the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to include an email address so I can contact if you win. Also include your Twitter name on Twitter entries and a link to any tweets you post about this contest for verification.
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Contest open to residents of the United States only. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EDT on November 3. Winner will be drawn at random from all entries and will be contacted by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to that email. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be drawn.

Don't forget to check out the other prizes being offered as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza. Come back every day to see what's new.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza: $10 Bath & Body Works Gift Card

It's gift card time again.

I'm giving away another one today as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza.

But first, you'll have to indulge me a story.

Now, when it comes to giving gifts, I tend to stay away from gift cards because I pride myself on surprising my friends and family with thoughtful gifts that show I've been listening to them as they've voiced their wants/needs throughout the year. In fact, I keep an ongoing gift list on my BlackBerry just for that purpose. When a friend or my hubby or another family member mentions that they like something, I jot it down. I consult that list when birthdays, Christmas and other gift-giving occasions roll around.

Now, I'm not saying that I think gift cards are impersonal or thoughtless gifts. Quite the contrary. I just really like shopping and giving gifts that I think the recipient will love and want.
But I love getting a gift card to my favorite stores/salons/spas/restaurants because there's always something I want from there.

In fact, I have a quite generous gift card burning a hole through my wallet. For our wedding anniversary last month, my husband gave me $200 worth of pampering at one of my favorite spas. Isn't he sweet? I think he intended me to take an entire spa day, but I plan to parcel the gift card out so I can get three or four massages or facials. That will actually buy me more relaxation.

And since we're on the theme of relaxation today, how about a $10 gift card from Bath & Body Works?
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To enter the giveaway, post a comment below sharing with me your tip for relaxing.

You can also earn extra entries by:
Subscribing to this blog by email or through a reader
Following me on Twitter
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Tweeting about this contest (once daily) using the hash tag #googoogiveaway
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Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Be sure to include an email address so I can contact if you win. Also include your Twitter name on Twitter entries and a link to any tweets you post about this contest for verification.
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Contest open to residents of the United States and Canada only. Contest ends at 11:59 PM EDT on November 2. Winner will be drawn at random from all entries and will be contacted by email. Winner has 48 hours to respond to that email. If no response is received in that time, a new winner will be drawn.

Don't forget to check out the other prizes being offered as part of the Goo Goo Giveaway Extravaganza. Come back every day to see what's new.