Giveaway RoundUp! – April 16, 2014

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Hello everyone.  Feel free to follow me and to enter my giveaways.

Good Luck!

My Current Giveaway(s):

1)  “I Entered to Win an Oral Health Regimen #PGMom Giveaway CAN 27/05 http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3G0 via @MyBitsandBleeps”

2)  “Clean Water Family Challenge Bundle Giveaway #cleanwater #PGMom CAN 25/04 8pmET http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3Gb via @MyBitsandBleeps”

3)  “@StarsOnIce are Coming and I Entered the @JergensCanada Basket Giveaway #JergensStarsOnIce CA http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3Hj via @MyBitsandBleeps”

4)  “Spring into SPRING cleaning your vehicle with @HyundaiCanada CAN 06/05 #HyundaiDriveSquad http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3Hv via @MyBitsandBleeps”

5)  “I Want to Win a Nioxin System Kit Giveaway #PGMom CAN 24/05 http://wp.me/p12Gyx-3HI via @MyBitsandBleeps”

Always keep on the lookout; more will follow soon! 

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Make Huevos Haminados in Your Oven This Easter/Passover

Tired of decorating eggs for Easter?  Looking for something different?

Well, for me, Hueveos Haminados (Sephardic Jewish-Style Eggs) isn’t new.  Our family has made eggs this way for as long as I can remember.  Perhaps it’s due to the Sephardic Jewish customs that my ancestors have passed on?  I can’t confirm if I am of Jewish decent; however, I can’t confirm I am not.  There are too many indications that I may actually be a Sephardic Jew – several of my names are typical Jewish names – but; again, I have no way to be absolutely sure.

Either way, making Huevos Haminados is so simple; you’ll probably find yourself always coming back to this way of making eggs!  All you need are eggs and your oven!

Eggs in oven

One of my eggs cracked in the oven because of the heat … that’s ok though!  That egg won’t look like the others but it can be used for an egg salad sandwich.

Directions:  Preheat your oven to 220°F.  Then all you do is place however many eggs you want right onto the oven rack.  Leave the eggs there for 5 hours.

You won’t have to touch the eggs until you remove them.

It will help to dip the eggs in cold water for a few minutes before you crack the open … that’s so the shells can slip off more easily.

Finished eggs

The eggs are now ready to eat!  Yum!   If you place them in the fridge, you’ll discover that the eggs will last an extra couple of days.

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I Want to Win a Nioxin System Kit Giveaway #PGMom CAN 24/05

Did you know that 75% of new moms notice more hair shedding than normal after childbirth?  It is part of the many changes a woman goes through during pregnancy.  It’s not uncommon to go from thick, shiny hair before pregnancy to see it quickly transform to thin-looking, limp hair weeks after giving birth.

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If you want to experience thicker-looking hair, look no further than NIOXIN.  It’s the #1 choice of hair stylists to deliver fuller, denser-looking hair and it was developed by a mom!

I am one of several PGMoms that were selected to put NIOXIN to the test.  I received a NIOXIN system kit and NIOXIN DiaMax scalp treatment (valued at over $100*).   I also get to offer my readers a giveaway!

You’ll see results of thicker-looking hair after just two weeks of using the NIOXIN System Kit.  NIOXIN DiaMax is a daily leave-in treatment that increases the thickness of each hair strand by up to 4.5 % after one use.  I’ve already been told by many that the results of using NIOXIN are fabulous!  I have started using this new product and look forward to experiencing the NIOXIN difference first hand … I hope to show off my luscious locks in a couple of weeks!

The NIOXIN giveaway (valued at $105*) includes the following products for you to test out:

Begins on: time post goes live  and   Ends on: May 24, 2014 at 8 pmEST

Terms and Conditions:  Open to Canadian residents 18+ only (excluding Quebec). Winner will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway via email, and will be required to provide their full name, address and telephone number, so that Sponsor can mail out the prize.  By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.  This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom program, however, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected.  All winners must be from within Canada.

Please note giveaways are only open to Canadian residents and will not be sent out of the country.

NOTE: My Bits and Bleeps will not be held liable for any potential loss, damage or undelivered status of the prize.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

You can do any or all of these entries:

  • Follow My Bits and Bleeps Blog via Email  (+1 entry)  Just enter your email in the blank provided … see top right of my blog.
  • “like” My Bits and Bleeps on Facebook (+1 entry) … you can press like button located on the right side of my blog
  • once “liked”, “share” this giveaway on Facebook (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  Post this giveaway anywhere else on the web (Facebook, forum, linky, blog etc) comment with link (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  leave a new comment on any of my non giveaway posts and come back here commenting where you did (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  Follow me on Twitter (+1 entry)
  • Tweet About the Giveaway -you can do this once per day, every day (+1 entry)  [leave link to tweet in comment]
  • Tell me why you want the Nioxin System Kit? (+1 entry[once only]
  • Get a friend (who has never entered before) to enter this giveaway and tell me who it is (+5 entries)
  • Follow me on Instagram (+1 entry)

REMEMBER: to include in your comment any extra information required (ie. Twitter Handle, URL Link, mention that entry is completed, or that you currently do it -like you already receive my RSS Feed for example-).

GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure:  As a PGMom, I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities.  I have not been financially compensated in any other way.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from P&G’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
To learn more please visit: About My Bits and BleepsDisclosure Policy, or PR Welcome
Should you wish to share any questions, suggestions, or comments, please feel free to leave me a comment.  If preferred, email me direct via mybitsandbleeps@gmail.com
*Pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer
* This giveaway is open to Canadian residents, excluding Quebec
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Freebie Friday – April 18, 2014

… not FREE but a great deal …

When you’re out and about, don’t forget that McDonald’s Dollar Drink Days are back!

http://www.mcdonalds.ca/ca/en/promotions/dollardrinkdays.html

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Song of the Day – One Night in Bangkok

Band/Artist:   Murray Head

Song:  One Night in Bangkok

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We Can Wednesdays – April 16, 2014

Life can get busy; life can be overwhelming, but all we should be doing is moving forward through it all.  It can be difficult when facing several responsibilities all at once; however, we can only do one thing at a time!

Today is one of those days.  “We” have to take care of our responsibilities … and sometimes some are more important than others.

My mom has a doctor’s appointment (again) and I’ll be off, for the full day, tending to her needs.

Take time to “stop” and look at your responsibilities …. evaluate them and make sure you are taking care of the more important ones first.

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Tuesday Talk – April 15, 2014

Yesterday was my partner’s 50th birthday.  Not much ‘partying’ was done as it was a normal work day.  Even if I had wanted to plan something, I was forewarned specifically NOT to.  My partner does not like surprises.

This made my life much easier … no headaches, no planning, no stress … and no fun!  I had to do something to mark the special date.  The least I could do was make a cake soooo this is what I came up with:

GolfBirthdayCake

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Spring into SPRING cleaning your vehicle with @HyundaiCanada CAN 06/05 #HyundaiDriveSquad

With warmer weather creeping-in, it’s time to focus on spring cleaning.  As a Hyundai Drive Squad Member, I am happy to share this valuable information with you …

Spring Cleaning Just Ahead

With the cold winter behind us, there is no better time than now to kick start your spring cleaning and get your vehicle cleaned up and ready for the warm weather ahead! Say goodbye to salt stains on your car and floor mats, dirt build up on your windshield and wipers, and household items piled up in your back seat or trunk!

For the month of April, the Hyundai Drive Squad is here to help you spring into SPRING cleaning your vehicle.  Get your rubber gloves out; here are some helpful tips for car spring cleaning:

Say goodbye to salt-stained carpets: After a long winter, your car’s carpets are likely to have white stains from road salt. Remove them by using water mixed with white vinegar and scrub the tough stains with an old rag or brush.

Wax every season: Each winter season, your car’s paint colour is dulled by the elements and picks up scratches, so keep it looking clean and new with a liquid spray wax.

Out with the dirt in with the clean: Get out your vacuum to suck up all the dirt and dust in the small corners of your vehicle. Remember to put your seats down to get between the cracks and also vacuum all the cup holders throughout your vehicle as these areas collect dirt, too!

It’s called washing your car, not your dishes: Never use dish soap to clean your vehicle as it will dull and scratch the protective clear coat off your car. Try using Meguiar’s Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo and Conditioner.

Put a break on your brake dust: Get rid of that reddish, brown coloured powder on your wheels caused by normal brake wear. Wipe down your wheels with a cleaning solution safe for alloy wheels (available at any hardware store) and address those hard-to-reach places in between the wheel’s spokes with a scrub brush or rag.

Take a load off: Do you use your car as a storage unit? Be sure to empty out your trunk and back seats of all your winter build up. Removing unnecessary weight also improves fuel efficiency and your car’s handling!

What’s happening under the hood? Cars need a ‘medical’ check-up, too! Every spring, it is a good idea to take your vehicle in for a quick under-the-hood inspection and get an oil change, filter replacement and tire rotation.

Freshen up: After you are finished cleaning your car, add your favourite smelling air freshener to keep your car smelling clean and fresh all spring and summer!

Spring Cleaning Bucket

To kick start your vehicle spring cleaning, Hyundai Canada has teamed up with My Bits and Bleeps to offer you a giveaway (valued at over $50) – The ultimate spring cleaning kit for your car includes:

Scrub brushes

Turtle Wax ICE Synthetic Spray Wax

Meguiar’s Hot Rims Wheel Cleaner

Meguiar’s Gold Class Car Wash

Air Fresheners

Begins on: time post goes live  and   Ends on: May 06, 2014 at 8 pmEST

Terms and Conditions:  Open to Canadian residents 18+ only (excluding Quebec). Winner will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway via email, and will be required to provide their full name, address and telephone number, so that Sponsor can mail out the prize.  By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with the PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.  All winners must be from within Canada.

Please note giveaways are only open to Canadian residents and will not be sent out of the country.

NOTE: My Bits and Bleeps will not be held liable for any potential loss, damage or undelivered status of the prize.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

you can do any or all of these entries:

  • Follow My Bits and Bleeps Blog via Email  (+1 entry)  Just enter your email in the blank provided … see top right of my blog.
  • “like” My Bits and Bleeps on Facebook (+1 entry) … you can press like button located on the right side of my blog
  • once “liked”, “share” this giveaway on Facebook (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  Post this giveaway anywhere else on the web (Facebook, forum, linky, blog etc) comment with link (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  leave a new comment on any of my non giveaway posts and come back here commenting where you did (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  Follow me on Twitter (+1 entry)
  • Tweet About the Giveaway -you can do this once per day, every day (+1 entry)  [leave link to tweet in comment]
  • Share one of your vehicle Spring cleaning tips (+1 entry)
  • Get a friend (who has never entered before) to enter this giveaway and tell me who it is (+5 entries)
  • Follow me on Instagram (+1 entry)
  • Follow @HyundaiCanada on Twitter (+1 entry)

REMEMBER: to include in your comment any extra information required (ie. Twitter Handle, URL Link, mention that entry is completed, or that you currently do it -like you already receive my RSS Feed for example-).

GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure:  Hyundai Canada provided the giveaway prize.  I have not been financially compensated in any other way.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from Hyundai’s various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
To learn more please visit: About My Bits and BleepsDisclosure Policy, or PR Welcome
Should you wish to share any questions, suggestions, or comments, please feel free to leave me a comment.  If preferred, email me direct via mybitsandbleeps@gmail.com
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Monday Mumblings – April 14, 2014

If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you may have noticed the new addition to our family!  Yup, we have adopted a sweet little girl (brown tabby) and we’ve named her Josie.

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We adopted her from PetSmart yesterday so we haven’t even had her for a full day yet.  Josie is so little … she barely weighs 3 lbs and she loves to cuddle.  I’m not really sure what her age is; her file has two different years listed so she’s either 1.5 years old or 2.5 years old.

Josie2

Josie is definitely a cutie.  She’s already walked around the house at least 50 times and has found comfort laying on our beds.  Jake isn’t sure if he likes her yet.  He’s asserted his dominance by cornering her and by hissing at her … it’ll be a week or two before I’ll see any change in that!  I really think it’s sweet when she snuggles up against me and then falls asleep.  Since we have only had her for less than a day I’m sure that there will be many more stories to tell in the future … stay tuned!

Josie3

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@StarsOnIce are Coming and I Entered the @JergensCanada Basket Giveaway #JergensStarsOnIce CAN 26/04

On the heels of Canada winning the Team silver medal for figure skating in Sochi, Russia, Jergens® Skincare and the world’s premier figure skating production Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt, are excited to welcome our leading members of the Canadian figure skating team to Canada for the 2014 nationwide tour sponsored by Jergens® Skincare!  We’ll also get to participate in an exclusive after party with the Stars on Ice skaters! 

Straight from the rinks in Sochi, Russia will be Canada’s 2014 medalists Patrick Chan, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, alongside Kurt Browning and Joannie Rochette in an evening of championship skating.

Jergens® Skincare has invited my daughter and I to; once again, see the nationwide tour performance at the Air Canada Centre on Friday May 2, 2014. In addition, Jergens Skincare will provide a Jergens product gift basket, as a giveaway prize, for one of my lucky readers to win!

SOI Basket

Begins on: time post goes live  and   Ends on: April 26, 2014 at 8 pmEST

Terms and Conditions:  Open to Canadian residents 18+ only (excluding Quebec). Winner will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway via email, and will be required to provide their full name, address and telephone number, so that Sponsor can mail out the prize.  By entering this contest you are accepting that, if you win, your contact information will be shared with the PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.  Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.  All winners must be from within Canada.

Please note giveaways are only open to Canadian residents and will not be sent out of the country.

NOTE: My Bits and Bleeps will not be held liable for any potential loss, damage or undelivered status of the prize.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Mandatory Entry:

Follow @JergensCanada on Twitter (1 entry)

Once mandatory entry is completed, you can do any or all of these entries:

  • Follow My Bits and Bleeps Blog via Email  (+1 entry)  Just enter your email in the blank provided … see top right of my blog.
  • “like” My Bits and Bleeps on Facebook (+1 entry) … you can press like button located on the right side of my blog
  • once “liked”, “share” this giveaway on Facebook (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  Post this giveaway anywhere else on the web (Facebook, forum, linky, blog etc) comment with link (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  leave a new comment on any of my non giveaway posts and come back here commenting where you did (+1 entry) -you can do this once a day
  •  Follow me on Twitter (+1 entry)
  • Tweet About the Giveaway -you can do this once per day, every day (+1 entry)  [leave link to tweet in comment]
  • Tell me which product you want to try the most and why? (+1 entry)
  • Get a friend (who has never entered before) to enter this giveaway and tell me who it is (+5 entries)
  • Follow me on Instagram (+1 entry)

REMEMBER: to include in your comment any extra information required (ie. Twitter Handle, URL Link, mention that entry is completed, or that you currently do it -like you already receive my RSS Feed for example-).

GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure:  Jergens Canada provided me with tickets to Stars On Ice, as well as, products.  I have not been financially compensated in any other way.  I am not obliged to give a positive review.  Any opinion(s) expressed is my own, and is given freely.  Any information acquired from Jergens’ various social media formats has been authorized, and has been done so as to facilitate my post/review.
To learn more please visit: About My Bits and BleepsDisclosure Policy, or PR Welcome
Should you wish to share any questions, suggestions, or comments, please feel free to leave me a comment.  If preferred, email me direct via mybitsandbleeps@gmail.com
*Pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer
* This giveaway is open to Canadian residents, excluding Quebec

 

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