Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Twinkie Minion Makeover Sweepstakes In Honor of Despicable Me 2 Release

Just in time for the holidays, Hostess and Universal Studios are celebrating the Despicable Me 2 release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with The Twinkie Minion Makeover Sweepstakes! The Limited Edition Minion Makeover Packaging is hitting the shelves in time to make a great gift for family and friends this holiday season.
In honor of the release, Hostess is inviting fans across the country to kick up their creativity and dress up their favorite golden, crème-filled treats and “Minion-ize” their Twinkies for the chance to win great prizes. Between now and January 5, 2014, you can make your own by visiting  https://www.facebook.com/Hostess  to download a collection of Minion accessories.  After you've finished "Minion-izing" your Twinkie, upload pictures of your creation for a chance to win a daily instant prize, which include a Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray™ and special offers from Hostess, or the grand prize, which includes a Home Theater System, a collection of 30 Blu-rays and a year’s supply of Hostess treats.

Go to the Hostess Facebook page now to join in the fun.

Disclaimer: We will be receiving compensation for this post.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Tonka's Chuck & Friends "Big Air Dare" DVD Giveaway

If you have boys, I'm sure you've come across the Chuck & Friends books, DVDs or toys at some point. With two boys in our house, we were very excited to receive a surprise in the mail when we opened the box containing the Tonka's Chuck & Friends "Big Air Dare" DVD, book, and accompanying toys. Even my 7 year olds still loves them. They quickly divided up the package of items debating over who got what.

We've had several of the books since my little one was born because he loves anything with four wheels. The stories are great tales of friendship and have lots of lessons about being a good friend. Plus they are very reasonable priced with the DVD retailing for $9.99 and the toy trucks starting at $4.99.


One lucky Goodies for Mom reader will win the Chuck & Friends "Big Air Dare" DVD. Just visit the Chuck & Friends website and leave us a comment with your (or your child's) favorite Chuck toy on the Hasbro site. Deadline for entering is Friday, April 29, 2011 at midnight EST. Contest open to US residents only.

More Chances to Win

Extra entries for:
  • Subscribing to Hasbro updates to learn of promotions and new products. (5 chances)
  • Tweeting about this giveaway. (1 chance / per day)
  • Linking to this contest. (1 chance)
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  • Follow us on Twitter (1 chance)
  • Following us with Blogger (1 chance)
  • Having a link or button to the Goodies for Mom site on your site .(1 chance)
Just leave us a separate comment for each letting us know.
Disclaimer: We received the product and an additional one to give away free of charge from Hasbro.

Winner of BareMinerals Firming Eye Treatment Giveaway

The winner of the BareMinerals Firming Eye Treatment Giveaway is:

  • Commenter #10 - Deborah (otherwise known as Baba)
Thanks to BareMinderals for sponsoring this great giveaway.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Ultimate Blog Giveaway - RareMinerals Firming Eye Treatment Giveaway

This is one of my favorite times of year to be a blogger, The Ultimate Blog Party time. It is a great opportunity to meet new people, gain new followers, and WIN great stuff.

So WELCOME if you are coming from The Ultimate Blog Party. Let me introduce myself, I'm Lois and I'm the editor of Goodies for Mom. I'm also the inventor of the Cushie Pushie Breast Support Pillow for Nursing Moms. I designed this pillow to help you gain the correct breast position for easier breastfeeding as this was a big problem I had while nursing my youngest.  The Cushie Pushie pushes your breast upward in order to allow easy latching by your nursing baby, while maintaining correct positioning throughout the feeding.

Outside the blogsphere I work for a reinsurance (insure insurance cos.) company's  marketing department handling their digital marketing. I am also an online professor with the University of Phoenix for their Master's level Innovation, Creativity and Organizational Design course. Don't tell anyone but sometimes I think I learn more from them than they do from me because they are a very accomplished group of students at UOP ;).

At home, I am a wife to a wonderful husband, Ray and two handsome (and very active) boys, 5 and 7.  We are also in the process of trying to adopt a little girl through domestic open infant adoption.

Now for the GIVEAWAY:

As an over 40 women, we are always trying to make are skin look more youthful and get rid of those lines that we've gained honestly from years of smiling :).

bareMinerals has created a new skincare line to try to help us in our quest. They sent me a free sample of their Firming Eye Treatment to try. It is designed to effectively treatment restore firmness and reduces puffiness around the eyes. It contains their RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex, created to deliver smoother, younger-looking skin around the eye area. I've only tried it for about a week but do do think it has made my skin feel firmer and smoother with my bags being less noticable.  Now I just need to work on those dark circles by getting more sleep.

They are giving you an opportunity to try it too by giving one (1) lucky Goodies for Mom reader a chance to win a tube of their Firming Eye Treatment.

Deadline is April 8, 2011 at midnight EST. Open to US residents only.

More Chances to Win

Extra entries for: 
  • Linking to this contest.
  • Subscribing to our feed.
  • Follow us on Twitter.
  • Following us with Blogger.
  • Having a link or button to the Goodies for Mom site on your site
  • Tweeting about this giveaway.
Just leave us a separate comment for each letting us know. Make sure to share your links with us.

Now head over to the Ultimate Blog Party and join in the fun and get your chance to win tons of of prizes.

Disclaimer: We received the product and an additional one to give away free of charge from bareMinerals. 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bare Escentuals New Skincare Line Launches

bareMinerals announced this week the launch of their new skincare line.  Since I love their foundation and primer, I cannot wait to give this a try since after hitting 40 and two kids, plus not enough sleep, my skin took a dive so I'm always looking for new products to help hydrate and protect it. Below are the new items available with bareMinerals description of their new products.  Check back soon for upcoming reviews of some of these products:
  • PURIFYING FACIAL CLEANSER - Powered by RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex, it removes makeup, dissolves impurities and rebalances skin for a soft, smooth complexion. Skin is left perfectly clean, instantly hydrated and renewed. It’s also gentle enough for eye makeup removal. Sulfate free.
  • DEEP CLEANSING FOAM- This, luxuriously rich cleanser deep cleans pores and lifts away impurities. Powered by our RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex, this non-drying formula bursts into a rich lather when activated with water to clean and instantly refresh skin for a soft, smooth complexion. Sulfate free.
  • EXFOLIATING TREATMENT CLEANSER - The original mineral cleanser, this effective powder formula powered by RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex delivers a potent concentration of ingredients for a brighter, smoother complexion with noticeably smaller pores. Sulfate free.
  • PURELY NOURISHING MOISTURIZER for combination skin - This universal moisturizer effectively hydrates skin while improving firmness, elasticity, radiance and overall skin texture. Powered by our RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex with its unique electrolyte delivery system, it’s formulated to perfectly moisturize combination skin. It also includes a powerful blend of antioxidants that help protect against environmental stressors.
  • PURELY NOURISHING CREAM for dry skin - Specially formulated for dry skin, this luxuriously rich cream deeply nourishes skin. Powered by our RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex with its unique electrolyte delivery system, it’s formulated to provide the ultimate amount of moisture for dry skin while potent antioxidants help protect skin from environmental stressors. The result is soft, smooth and incredibly luminous skin.
  • FIRMING EYE TREATMENT - This dramatically effective treatment restores firmness and reduces puffiness around the eyes. Powered by our RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex, this formula delivers smoother, younger-looking skin around the eye area.
  • BLEMISH THERAPY - This unique, powder treatment helps to heal, conceal and prevent future breakouts. The exfoliating properties of our RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex along with the acne-healing benefits of natural sulfur effectively treat acne and blemishes while preventing future breakouts from forming. This non-irritating, all-in-one treatment also helps to minimize pores, neutralize redness and diffuse imperfections.
  • PURE TRANSFORMATION NIGHT TREATMENT - This unique, easy-to-use component offers a clinically proven formula to visibly reduce pores, increase firmness and improve elasticity, while revealing remarkably healthier, younger-looking skin. The potent powder formula is powered by RareMinerals Active Soil Complex to replenish skin for smoother, brighter, more even skin tone with improved texture.
Visit the bareMinerals site now.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Check-Out Hunger Returns for 20th Anniversary

Check-Out Hunger, an annual front-end awareness and fund raiser for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, will be marking its 20th year milestone this fall. This campaign is run at supermarket chains across the northeast.

1.6 million people in New Jersey qualify for
food assistance of some kind.

500,000+ are children.

No one in the Garden State should go hungry,
especially not our children.

In 2009, Check-Out Hunger crossed the $2 Million plateau for the first time. The campaign raised $2,093, 086 for food banks across the state. Since 1992, millions of people have supported the program at food markets and online at http://www.checkouthungernj.org/.

Participating food markets include A&P, Food Basics, Foodtown, Kings, Pathmark, Shop Rite, Super Fresh, Wawa, and Wegmans.

This campaign was developed by the Community FoodBank in conjunction with the New Jersey Food Council and supermarket chains with headquarters in New Jersey. Currently the Community FoodBank of New Jersey administers the regional campaign with 14 chains for 32 food banks and affiliates in 9 states and the District of Columbia.


About Community FoodBank of New Jersey
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a member of Feeding America, distributed 35 million pounds of food in the last year to people in need in 18 of New Jersey’s 21 counties. Its staff and volunteers fight hunger and poverty not only through the distribution of food and grocery products, but by education and training, and by creating new programs to meet the needs of low-income people.

Latest Recalls from CPSC

Here are some of the latest recalls from the CPSC in case you haven't seen them: