Friday, July 17, 2009

07/17 List of Giveaways and We Can Add Yours!

Here is my Friday gift to all of you. It's your one stop shop for giveaways! Here is a list of giveaways and their host sites. Please visit them, sign up and win some prizes! If you have a blog and you're hosting a giveaway, send an email and I will add it to the list. Or if you have one coming up let me know and I can add it to next weeks list which will come out on Friday.

Entry’s will be listed with Site name, prize & end date.

We’re offering FREE space to list your contest or giveaway. To have your contest listed, please e-mail the following information to Please have "Contest Listing" in the subject line.

  • Name of Site Hosting Contest
  • Description of Prize
  • Contest Deadline
  • Direct Link to the Contest

Your contest will be listed within 24 hours of submission.

Want to see more traffic to your contest? You can have your contest listed at the top of our site in a featured contest post until the end of your contest for a flat fee of $5.00 payable via Paypal (at the top of our home page). Thank you!

  1. Big Brother, Little Sister - pair of hairclips, twirly two tone skirt, and coin purse 07/24
  2. A Giveaway Addicted Mom – a tote bag 07/28
  3. Two of a kind, working on a full house – boon bath toys 07/31
  4. Babybix blog –kimochis stuffed toy 07/20
  5. 24/7 moms – Andy Warhol Organizer 07/26
  6. Saving in Akron – Honey Kix Gift Pack 07/27
  7. Mission Mommy – Dora the Explorer Tricycle 08/03
  8. Mom knows it all – Bake me a Wish giveaway 07/21
  9. Flying Giggles & Lollipops – Kazam Bike Giveaway 07/27
  10. Rockin’ Mama- Totally Fruit – 07/28
  11. AutismLearningFelt – MyPC Stage 1 Keyboard 07/25
  12. A Pocket Full of Buttons - snack sacks 07/23
  13. My Four Monkeys - kimochis 07/23
  14. Capital Mom – tulip sun hat 07/28
  15. Jamie’s Precious Peas - Bella Villa Orchard 07/31
  16. Kiddies Corner Deals – Ipod Shuffle 07/25
  17. Guessing All The Way - Dr. Hippo Books 07/26
  18. Guessing All The Way – Puj Go Sling 07/20
  19. Two of a kind, working on a full house - Bubleride Indie Twin Stroller 08/11

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Big Brother, Little Sister Giveaway

Head over to Big Brother, Little Sister. They are having a little giveaway.
If you have a little girl or know of a little girl what a wonderful gift!!
Nothing is better than home made things!
Now, head on over and enter their giveaway!! Good Luck everyone! Contest ends 07/24

Monday, July 13, 2009

Paint Your Appliance Pink!

I found out about this really cool thing and thought I'd share it with everyone.
(But note: I AM GOING TO WIN!)

So here is a great way to help support Breast Cancer, so I think you should all do it. My mother passed away a little over a year ago after fighting breast cancer for 20+ years. Last year I walked in the 3 Day Breast Cancer walk. This year two sisters, 1 brother and a sister in law and 1 niece are walking. They have 5 weeks left to go and a ton more money to raise. If you'd like to help them out, you can click here. I am sure they would appreciate it and so would I!

For those of you who are struggling along like the rest of us, here is an easy way to donate towards Breast Cancer and possibly win something cool! (but I already told you I'm going to win!)

This is an email I received on just how how you can do that!

"My name is Jane Moore and I work on behalf of, an online appliance parts retailer. I wanted to let you know about a special sweepstake we’re having that you and your readers of Better than normal may be interested in.

PartSelect is hosting a Paint Your Appliance Pink Sweeps to help raise awareness and $10,000 for Breast Cancer Research. The sweepstake runs from July 1, 2009 – September 30, 2009.

It’s easy to enter! Contestants simply have to paint a pink ribbon on any major household appliance and send us a photo of the artwork. For each entry received, PartSelect will donate $25.00 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, up to a maximum of $10,000.

What’s in it for you?

Everyone who sends in a photo will be entered to win 1 of 3 Pink Prize Packages valued at $369.97, which includes a Pink KitchenAid Stand Mixer, Pink Mixer Cover and much more.

If you or your readers would like to help us reach our donation goal of $10,000, just check out our Paint Your Appliance Pink page for more sweeps details and enter for your chance to win!"

What is cool, you can enter more than once if you paint a ribbon on a different appliance! So up to 5 times. Make sure you check out the rules!

**Each Pink Prize Package consists of a Pink KitchenAid® Stand Mixer, Pink Stand Mixer cover, Pink Silicone Mixer Spatula, Pink Silicone Heart Pan, Pink Measuring Cups and Spoons Set, and Cook for the Cure® Apron.

OH My GOSH I would be in heaven if I win this!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sweet Giveaway - ENDED

Oh happy, happy, joy, joy we’ve got a giveaway!

I was asked if I wanted to sponsor a giveaway by CSN Rugs.

After looking over their site and seeing all the wonderful things, how could I say no?!?!

So one lucky blog reader will receive a FREE area rug!

There are so many rugs to choose from, and I needed to pick just one??! Are you kidding me, I could pick about 50 of them I’d love to have for myself.

So...what does this rug look like you ask....believe me it was a hard decision to pick just one as they have a beautiful selection on their website. I was torn between something for a child’s room or something a bit more versatile so they let me choose between any of these three!


This area rug is beautifully versatile in design and color, and complements a broad range of decorating styles. This Chocolate and Blue Floral Wool Rug offers an intricate design in a vibrant chocolate brown and blue coloring.
* Hand-tufted in China of 100% better quality wool
* Vibrant and intricate floral rug
* Primarily colored chocolate brown with blue accents
* Available in the following size: 2' X 3'

Then if you’re looking for something for a little boys room…



  • Fun and colorful themes
  • Hand-tufted in India of 100% wool
  • Available in the following size: 2' x 3'

Then if you’ve got the little girl you’d like to get it for, check out this one!



  • Fun and colorful themes
  • Hand-tufted in India of 100% wool
  • Available in the following sizes: 2' x 3'

One winner will get their choice of ONE of the area rugs above.

How to enter:

Visit CSN Rugs and check out their huge selection of area rugs. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us which of the rugs they carry is your favorite besides the three I talked about here. That’s it!

Earn extra entries:
  • Subscribe to OUR updates by RSS or email (see left side bar)
  • Become a follower of this blog.
  • Subscribe to CSN Rugs DEAL ALERT newsletter (left lower side of their home page towards the bottom)
  • Add one of our buttons (see on side bars of our home page) or our text link to your sidebar or blog roll
  • Blog about this giveaway with a link back here to this post and CSN Rugs (see example below).
  • Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway (include the link to your tweet, see below for sample Tweets) –

YOU MUST leave a separate comment on this post for each additional entry.

Giveaway ends on Thursday July 15, 2009 at noon EST and is open to the USA only.

Winner will be selected from all eligible entries using Winner will be contacted via email but must respond within 48 hours.

Note: if you choose to blog about this giveaway, below is some sample text you can feel free to copy:

Better Than Normal is hosting a great rug giveaway sponsored by CSN Rugs. They have a BIG prize where the winner gets to select from three fantastic area rugs. The prizes are a great value and the winner will get whichever one they choose!

Note: if you Tweet this giveaway, below is some sample text you can feel free to copy:

Win a free area rug from CSN Rugs @

Better Than Normal -


Good Luck and pass the word!