Monday, November 30, 2009

Cross My Fingers; Hope to Win.

Mommy Mandy is giving away a couple of great giveaways!!
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian! 5 winners! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/16)
$50 American Express Card! 10 winners! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/17)

A Nut in a Nutshell is giving away one $25 American Express Gift Card. CLICK HERE to enter! (12/17)

The Not-So-Blog's Experimental Mommy is giving away a two very awesome giveaways. Aweome?..Yes!
$110 Visa gift card!! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/15)
$25 AMEX gift card!! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/17)

She Scribes is giving away ten $50 AMEX gift cards from American Express! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/09)

The "Cents"able Momma is giving away a on hundred dollar gift card from ShopAtHome! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/08)

The Science of Being Dad is giving away a fifty dollar Sam's Club gift card!! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/04)

The Art of Being Mom is also giving away Sam's Club gift cards - two winners! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/06)

There's nothing better than pancakes drizzled with warm maple syrup. And there's no syrup better than the 100% pure organic syrup of Coombs Family Farms. Want to try it for yourself? Angie at 5 Vinez Monkeys is giving away a prize pack full of Coombs Family Farms maple products! You won't want to miss this giveaway! Stop by before 11:59pm ET on December 16th and enter to win!

Having Ham for the holidays? Want to try a delicious Cook's Ham on your table this year? Angie at 5 Vinez Monkeys is giving away a free Cook's Ham - valued up to $30! You won't want to miss this giveaway! Stop by before 11:59pm ET on December 15th and enter to win!

The Mommy-Files always seems to have super terrific giveaways! Right now she is having a YUMMY giveaway! As a matter of fact, there are multiple giveaways that she has right now that I would really love to win. Check them out!
Container of Stephen's Hot Cocoa! (3 winners) CLICK HERE to enter! (12/06)
8 Pack of Over-Sized Assorted Cupcakes! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/06)
Hickory Farms Gift Basket! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/08)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian! (5 winners) CLICK HERE to enter! (12/09)

The Psychic Mama is having a mystery giveaway! Awesome, right? CLICK HERE to enter! (12/10)

Blessings Abound is hosting a Sam's Club gift card giveaway! On winner will receive a twenty-five dollar gift card!! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/14)

Monday, November 23, 2009

I would love to win any of these

Sweeps4Bloggers always has such fantastic giveaways! There are so many giveaways that I would like to win from her blog, so here they are.
Yu Be Japanese Skin Care Gift Set CLICK HERE to enter! (11/30)
Tropical Traditions Cocunut Soap CLICK HERE to enter! (12/01)
Soda Strem Kit CLICK HERE to enter! (12/02)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Super Sunday!

Today was another great day! Joshua and I woke up but had no idea of what we were going to do today. It was one of those days that you already know you don't really want to just sit at the house all day doing nothing (although I do tend to enjoy those days).
So, we decided to drive out to Crossville. Hmm.. what to do?? Aha!! New Moon! We go to the theater, pay for our tickets and head off to get something to eat before the movie -- we're cheap-o's; hate paying $5.00 for a small bag of popcorn.
We finally settled on going to Ruby Tuesday's! Neither of us had ever eaten there before, so it would be something new.
We ordered..
Appetizers: Chicken Tenders & Mozzarella Sticks -- yumm!
His Meal: Parmesian Shrimp Pasta -- (I don't like seafood, but he said it was delicious.)
My Meal: Chicken Quesadilla -- super tasty!
The only bad side to our trip there was the garnishing. Under our appetizers, they placed a piece of lettuce (a large peice that went accross the entire plate). No big deal, kind of cute.. Except for the fact that the lettuce was darker than Joshua's Dr. Pepper!! Yuck! I couldn't really believe that they had even placed it on the plate... It would have looked much better without it. But either way, food was still incredible!
Then, off to New Moon! Holy cow! Good thing we got to the theater with about 15 minutes to spare before the movie -- the theater was already packed! We managed to find two seats in the middle of the theater. I'd rather sit in the back, but it wasn't really an option tonight. And I'd much rather sit in the middle than the very lower front part. Pheww, made it just in time.. after we got our seats, not even thirty seconds later, about 10 more people came in.. then more, and more. WHOA! Sure was glad that we hadn't tried seeing the Midnight Showing the other night.
Suprisingly, once the movie started, everyone was quiet (that's very odd considering how large the crowd was).. But I was certainly fine with it.
The movie was great! Better than I'd thought it would be. I, for one, am a Twilight Sage Freak.. But being that I loved the books, I didn't think the movies would be too great -- they've been better than I had anticipated. I already cannot wait for Eclipse. I must give the actors / actresses credit, they all play their parts incredibly well.
Today was most definitely a Super Sunday!!

Thanksgiving- One down, two to go.

Yesterday was Joshua's families Thanksgiving Dinner for everyone. I met two more of Joshua's siblings. (They live in Georgia, which is why I hadn't met them before this.)
Although Joshua's real dad and I bicker back-and-forth, we got through the day together. haha.
Most of the day was spent in the house, sitting around and talking. Everyone exchanged stories from the past and bonded. It was quite nice.
Then.. FOOD! Ah, we're certainly a family that loves eating. Most of the food is already gone, but I think that a few things may have survived the hurricane of 14 extremely hungry people.
All in all, it was a good day.
One down, two more to go.
Now that we're done with Joshua'a families dinner, we still have my dad's parents' this Thursday and my mom's parents' next Saturday. pheww. That's a lot of food.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving?

Friday Night Love!

Joshua and I had an incredible Friday night! We stayed super busy with all of the things that we had planned.
First, we went to Sam's Club for the Taste Before you Serve! Can you say "delicious"? It certainly was!!
After thatwe went to the American Thrift Store -- Joshua planned this for me; he knows how much I love looking around in thrift stores & this one was massive!!
After that we went to get a bite to eat at the mall, Bourbon Chicken. yumm.
After we left there, we went to see Julie and Julie! It was super cute. I love cooking.. and eating.. and blogging (whenever I can find the time) .. so this movie was certainly geared to me.
To end our nite, we stopped to buy some pumpkin pies for the next day (Saturday) which is when his family was having their Thanksgiving Dinner!
Friday was a nght of love, without a doubt. It takes love to go to numerous places that you're not interested in, just so that your significant other can have a good time.. ANd this is exactly what Joshua did for me. Thank you, sweetheart.

Winner of Holiday Treats Kit

We have a lucky winner of the Holiday Treats Kit!
And the winner is: CONFIRMED!

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-11-22 13:42:29 UTC

Anonymous said...
My girlfriend makes apple dumplings.I would like to win this for herdragonbullet22(at)yahoo(dot)com
November 11, 2009 8:52 PM

Congratulations Anonymous!!
You will have 48 hours to claim your prize, after that, unfortunately a new winner will be chosen. But I hope it does not come to that! :-) I have already e-mailed you, so check your inbox (and spam too).

Monday, November 16, 2009

Update to: When Prizes Vanish

Last Monday I wrote a post called "When Prizes Vanish". It was about me winning a product from a fellow blogger and never receiving it.
After the second month of waiting for my prize, I went to the blog that I had "won" the blog from and went to the sponsor's site, clicked CONTACT US and told them about my delima.
It has now been about 3 business days and I have already been contacted by the sponsors. They have assured me that my winnings will be mailed to me today or tomorrow!
So, I would like to take this time to sincerely thank this company:

THANK YOU to The Young Scientists Club! You have gone completely out of your way to make sure that your customers are satisfied! I will certainly recommend many people to your site ( ) and to your products. Fellow bloggers can rest better knowing that there are still many businesses that are not just out there for money, but for US, as consumers, as well. Thank you again.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Giveaways I want to win

Rockin' Mama is giving away four Butterball Turkeys to lucky readers. CLICK HERE to enter! (11/23)

Mommy Mandy, A Nut in a Nutshell, AND Rockin' Mama are all hosting WalMart giveaways. Two winners from each of their blogs will win one thirty-dollar gift card to WalMart. How awesome is that?! Between the three blogs, that's six gift cards, which equals one-hundred & eighty dollars!!
Mommy Mandy's : CLICK HERE to enter! (12/04)
A Nut in a Nutshell's : CLICK HERE to enter! (11/30)
Rockin' Mama's : CLICK HERE to enter! (12/07)

Shannon, from The Mommy-Files is giving away one free scrumptious Butterball Turkey!! YUMMM! CLICK HERE to enter! (11/20)

Eighty MPH Mom is having a My Parent Rewards Card giveaway, which is basically a printable coupon book! CLICK HERE to enter! (12/01)

My-oh-my, Leslie Loves Veggies always has something exciting going on at the incredibly lovely blog of hers!! Right now she is hosting a Hot Lunch Dates - Lunch Box giveaway! CLICK HERE to enter! (11/30)

Monday, November 9, 2009

When Prizes Vanish..

Have any of you had a problem with receiving your winnings from a blogger or sponsor? (I am having this problem right now. I will not mention any names at this time, because I just e-mailed the blogger and am giving her the benefit of the doubt.) What is the right thing for us, as co-bloggers & the rightful winners) supposed to do?
In my case, I was informed by e-mail on September 23rd that I was the winner of a product. I instantly replied to claim my prize. A couple of weeks go by.. I receive nothing. So I decide to write the other blogger and ask her, very politely, if she had sent my product out.. I receive a reply in a matter of a day or so:
Hi Jerrica, I am not the one who sends it, the sponsor providing the prize does. I will be in contact with her again today to find out why you have not received it and I will get back to you as soon as I hear anything! Thank you.
Okay, I can deal with that. I understand that she has to go through the company and whatnot and that companies can be super busy. Another week or two goes by, I try e-mailing her; no response. So I leave a comment on the post (the e-mail MAY have went to her spam, no biggie):
jerrica puckett says:
October 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm
I have not received anything recent from you regarding my prize. I know that the sponsor is responible, but I was wondering if you had heard anything about it.Thank you.
Remember, I was informed that I'd won on September 23rd, so whenever I wrote her the above comment, it was exactly one month later. Needless to say, I still have not heard anything since she wrote me to say that she would inform me whenever she heard anything. I e-mailed her once again today.
I'm sorry to bother you, I am. But you wrote me that I was the winenr of your giveaway on September 23rd, and then replied to me on October 12th to tell me that you were not responisoble for shipping the product (the sponsor was). You said that you were going to talk with the sponsor the following day and that you would let me know something ASAP.
I waited for your response, and after another long gap, I wrote you back and received nothing. I can live without my prize that I won fairly, however, I think it is incredibly rude for you to not have answered any of my e-mails (I even commented on the post that I won on); No reply.
I hate to do this, I really do. I'm not a rude person, but I feel that you have been terribly rude to me.
Please have the sponsor e-mail me if they tell you that they will not/have not shipped the product. I would greatly appreciate it.

Although I will admit that I was a little bit upset whenever I e-mailed her, I don't think that I was terrible. I have tried to be patient, but she has not worked with me in the least. Even if she had simply e-mailed me and said "I'm sorry but the sponsor is refusing to send the product" or something, I would have been satisfied.. But she never said anything. Not only do I feel that was rude, but I also feel that it was unprofessional.
I know that most people would say, "Try to forget it." "She's not sending you anything if it's taken this long." etc. But it isn't necessarily that I can't live without the prize, it's that she ignored the situation completely.
Hmm. What would you do if this happened to you?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

*CLOSED* Holiday Treats Kit Giveaway

The holidays have reached us! It's time to start preparing for lots of family, friends, and treats!
Are you still unsure about what to get for certain people? You know who I'm talking about.. The people that you see every year but barely say a word to.. The people that you love dearly but never know what to get them for the holidays.. The people that have everything else in their house, so buying for them is next to impossible. So, why not surprise those people with a treat of their own that no one could resist? I know for a fact that I would much prefer a yummy surprise than a knit sweater.
This Holiday Treats Kit is packed full of goodies to help get you started with preparing a wonderful treat for the people you care most about.

This kit includes:
*A 48 page booklet with recipes for delicious, irresistable reipes, from Minty Meringues to Sweet and Spicy Pecans
*20 Uniquely detailed gift bags
*2 types of bakery string
*20 Gift tags
*36 Stickers for personalizing each delectable package
(By clicking on the picture, you can take a sneak peak at the kit.)
The Holiday Treat Kit not only makes gift giving easy, but is also child friendly. Your children can help you package an incredibly yummy present for each of the lucky recipients. (This way, your child does not feel left out, but also does not feel that it is TOUGH work, either.) And who doesn't love a delicious holiday present? I know that I do! So why not make this holiday season a bit simpler for yourself, afterall, there are a million other things to worry about this time of the year.

One (1) Winner will receive Holiday Treats Kit (a $19.95 value)

Required: Tell me the name of something that you'll be cooking/baking for the holiday season. (1 entry)
*Include the recipe (this means ingrediants, bake time, & all other info). (2 entries)
*Follow Me on Twitter. (1 entry)
*Tweet the giveaway, please include @jerricapuck in the tweet & leave link to your tweet. (1 entry)
*Become My Facebook Friend. (1 entry)
*Subscribe to my feed. --> Top of page. (2 entries) NEW
*Blog about the giveaway, leave link to your post. (5 entries!)
*Follow my blog publicly. (6 entries!!)

In order for me to be able to contact you if you win, I will need an e-mail address, therefore you will need to include it in EACH of you comments.
To better your chances, leave seperate comments for each entry. If you do not leave a seperate comment for each entry, you WILL lessen your chances to win.
This giveaway will end Saturday, November 21st at 11:59 PM (Central Time). I will contact the winner the following day via e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, after that a new winner will be chosen. Contest open to U.S citizens only.
I did not receive any form of payment, recomendation, or products for hosting this giveaway. All facts have come from the Product's Website and the opinions are soley my own.

Not Right November

Yesterday was the end of the first week in November. However, instead of the typical "burr, it's chilly outside", I was able to wear shorts!! Seventy degrees in November? Seriously? Sheesh. Now, I'm not complaining, I freeze through the winter times. (I suppose it's because I'm from Fort Myers, Florida and living in Tennessee.) Either way, seventy degrees is just not right for November.
Was it super warm where anyone else was?
Don't tell anyone, but I'm hoping the warmth will last :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Giveaways to Enter (that I want to win)

MomStart is hosting one of the yummiest giveaways I've seen in a long time! One lucky winner will recieve a Kikkoman's package! CLICK HERE to enter! (11/23)

What's Cooking at DD is hosting a super duper fantastic giveaway!! (Over three hundred dollars worth of prizes!) CLICK HERE to enter! Must be 18+ to enter.(12/9)

The Shopping Mama is having an aawesome giveaway that's worth over three hundred and fifty dollars via gift cards and featuring the The Internet Security for 2010! CLICK HERE to enter! (11/30)

The Art of Being Mom AND The Science of Being Dad are both hosting incredibly awesome giveaways!! They are each giving away FOUR gift cards to Sam's; that is a total of EIGHT (8) gift cards!!
CLICK HERE to enter The Art of Being Mom's Giveaway! (11/11)
CLICK HERE to enter The Science of Being Dad's Giveaway! (11/13)

Leslie Loves Veggies has certainly been on a role with all of her fantastic giveaways!! Here's another; she's offering TWO (2) lucky readers 1 mixed 12 pack of ON GO Energy, & an ON GO Mesh Trucker Cap!! CLICK HERE to enter! (11/14)

Two lovely ladies, The Bragging Mommy & This Mama Rocks, are giving away a fourty-dollar Vist gift card to one lucky reader! CLICK HERE to enter! (11/12)

The Mom Reviews is giving one lucky reader the Aliens in the Attic DVD!! CLICK HERE to enter! (11/13)