Category Archives: Giveaway

Halloween Giveaway

We’ve already reached the final quarter in 2019, which means Halloween is just around the corner. I want to re-home some more products. The winner of this giveaway will receive a 111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask ($32), a Spiritual Gangster Maya Kimono ($60), and a dr. brandt needles no more No More Baggage eye de-puffing gel ($42). These items came in my duplicate spring and summer FabFitFun boxes.

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Back to School Giveaway

This giveaway wrapped. See what my winner received and enter the next giveaway

My kids have already been back in school for two weeks and there is still a month left of summer. Too bad summer vacation is not more aligned with the actual season. Whether you are going back to school, sending kids back to school, or are forever done with school, I thought it would be a good time to host my next giveaway. The items in this giveaway are a 111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask ($32), Generation Clay Brightening Purple Clay Mask ($49), Invisibobble Original Duo Pack ($16), AVEDA damage remedy daily hair repair ($31), eyeko eye do liquid eyeliner ($22), and APTO Skincare Face Mist Set in Turmeric and Pomegranate ($20).

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TopCashBack Back 2 School Giveaway Game 2019

The latest TopCashBack giveaway, Back 2 School, will run from August 19th through September 2nd. This marks the first time I knew an event was coming before it even started. TopCashBack is finally getting better at advertising these games, but I still think sending an email the day it starts would help those not lucky enough to see a social media post. This 2019 version is just the latest in its series. Once I know the dates, I will list them here. Prior to this game, I had never won more than $0.50, but I still enjoyed playing. Instant winners can make anywhere from $0.25 to $100 by collecting the respective game pieces for that prize. One grand prize winner will get drawn from all entries received by vote. That winner will get $500.

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Christmas in July Giveaway

To see what this winner received or enter the next giveaway, view the new article

I want to host a giveaway to re-home some of my duplicate products. There are four full-size items and a mini product in this giveaway. The full-size items are: COOLA Makeup Setting Spray ($36), QUAY Cherry Bomb Sunglasses ($55), Too Faced Tutti Fruitti Twinkle Twinkle Liquid Glitter Eye Shadow Strawberries & Champagne ($22), and tarte Sugar Rush preppy Precision Eyeliner ($15). My mini is the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($20).

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Memorial Day Giveaway

See what this winner received and Enter the Next Giveaway!

I wanted to host a new giveaway, but I also wanted to branch out and offer this one to more than just blog followers. There are many ways to enter, and following the blog is still one of them. To do this, I am trying Gleam for the first time. If it goes well, I will keep using it. Please bear with me and make sure you check back after May 27th. Hopefully, Gleam will give me contact info for the winner, but I will post the winner’s name here if I do not receive it. This is a learning experience, so I can only hope it runs smoothly.

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TopCashBack Spring Treats Cash Back Giveaway Game

The latest TopCashBack giveaway, Spring Treats, starts today, and it is the first time I knew about the game before it started. TopCashBack is finally getting better at advertising these games, but I still think sending an email the day it starts would help those not lucky enough to see a social media post. This 2019 version is just the latest in its series. It runs from April 8th, 2019 through April 26, 2019. I’ve never won more than $0.50 on any of these games, but I always enjoy playing. Instant winners can make anywhere from $0.25 to $100 by collecting the respective game pieces for that prize. One grand prize winner will get drawn from all entries received by vote. That winner will get $500.

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Easter Subscriber Giveaway

I have started the next giveaway. You can see what the winner received or enter the new giveaway through that article. 

When Birchbox placed a Limited Edition Box I enjoyed on sale for 50% off earlier this month, I decided to grab a second one. I’m keeping the items I want duplicates of and placing the other items in this giveaway. The first item is the Smith & Cult Book of Eyes Eye Quad Palette in Noonsuite ($44). Next, I am giving away the Oribe The Lacquer High Shine Nail Polish in The Red ($32). I definitely do not need a second pair of the Clip-on nOir™ Jewelry Tassel Earrings ($25?). There is also a full-size Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Pencil in Perversion ($20) I got from Ulta earlier this month in a GWP.

To make entry as easy as possible, I am only asking for a comment below from a subscriber. This means anyone who follows via WordPress or email. While I appreciate followers on all platforms (and may host giveaways on other platforms in the future), this is for blog followers. After April 21st, I will use a random number generator to select a comment. Each person will get a number assigned based on his/her first comment. As long as the person is still subscribed when the giveaway concludes (I can see your email address with your subscription) and responds to the email I send within seven days, that person will be my winner.

If the person selected is not subscribed or does not respond within seven days, I will keep drawing until I find a winner. I like to throw in samples with my giveaways, so I will ask some qualifying questions in the email to tailor a box to the winner. Depending on where you live, I may need to substitute samples for the nail polish. 

This is a beautiful palette, but I have not tested it yet.

The swatches from mine make it look nice.

I love the polish. The color is beautiful and the formula is long-lasting. This manicure was from my bottle.

I own and enjoy the eyeliner, but I do not have a swatch photo. Let me know if you want to see one, and I will upload one.

This contest is open to any subscriber. Those under 18 must get permission from a parent before commenting below. If I select you as the winner, I will confirm via email that you obtained permission before I mail anything. Good luck!

My last winner has received her package, so I am ready to share what Julia received. She received full-sizes of: Sterling Forever Velvet Choker in Light Grey, Summer & Rose Brittany Striped Tote, Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye™ Brightener in Stella, and Free People x Understated Leather Starry Eyed Travel Eye Mask.

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Birthday Subscriber Giveaway

This giveaway wrapped. View the article for the next giveaway to see what she received and enter the new contest. 

Happy Valentine’s Day! My birthday is next month, and I wanted to giveaway some items for my birthday. All items in this giveaway are duplicate items I’ve received from FabFitFun. When you purchase so many boxes, you are bound to end up with some duplicates. The first item is the Summer & Rose Brittany Striped Tote ($54) in navy that I received via trade from someone I sent a starter box to. I love this bag, but I already own it in multiple colors and do not need another. Next, I am giving away the Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye™ Brightener in Stella ($24) I received in my Winter 2019 FabFitFun Editor’s Box. I also received two in my Winter 2018 box, one I kept and one I placed in the last giveaway. I ended up with an extra Free People x Understated Leather Starry Eyed Travel Eye Mask ($40) after getting it in so many boxes.

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Valentine’s Day Subscriber Giveaway

This winner of this giveaway has received her gifts. The next giveaway has posted. You can enter that one and see what the winner of this giveaway received. 

Happy New Year! This year flew by like no other. I have some more items to re-home, so I wanted to host another giveaway. To make sure the winner receives his/her prize by Valentine’s Day, I am cutting the entry period off after January 31st. For this giveaway, I have four brand new, full-size products and a fifth the winner can select from three options. Once again, these are products I already own, and I just do not need duplicates.

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TopCashBack Xmas Treats Cash Back Giveaway Game

The latest TopCashBack giveaway, Xmas Treats, started on November 28th, and I think it is the first one I’ve ever arrived on time for. TopCashBack really needs to do a better job of advertising these games, because I only find them if I happen to see a social media post or make a purchase and notice the banner at the bottom of the screen. This 2018 version is just the latest in its series. It runs from 11/28/18-12/21/18. I’ve never won more than $0.50 on any of these games, but I always enjoy playing. Instant winners can make anywhere from $0.25 to $100 by collecting the respective game pieces for that prize. One grand prize winner will get drawn from all entries received by 12/21/18. That winner will get $500.

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Holiday Subscriber Giveaway

This winner of this giveaway has received her gifts. The next giveaway has posted. You can enter that one and see what the winner of this giveaway received. 

Happy Thanksgiving! Unless a deal that needs a dedicated article pops up this weekend, I will not post any new articles. As always (new content is constantly going up even when I do not post an article), I will continue to edit all articles that require updates, including the Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday deals for Sephora, Ulta, and Other retailers. I have some more items I want to find a new home for, and I am hoping the winner of this giveaway will receive the package before Christmas. If there is any delay in shipping or getting a response, it is possible the package will not arrive until after Christmas. That is the biggest shipping time of the year as well, but I am cutting the giveaway off on December 15th to give Holiday delivery a better chance. This giveaway is my first open internationally, so it may arrive long after the Holiday season if you live in a different country. I’ve never mailed anything overseas before, but I need to learn how to do it at some point.

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Thanksgiving Subscriber Giveaway

This giveaway has concluded. The next giveaway has been posted, and you can also see the items this winner received there.

My hope is that my winner of this new giveaway will accept right after it ends, so it will arrive before Thanksgiving. If there is any delay, it will arrive after Thanksgiving. I have two brand new, full-size products for this giveaway and the winner can select the third full-size item from two options. Every item is something I already know and love, but I just do not need duplicates. The first item is a Laura Geller baked gelato swirl illuminator in gilded honey. When the chance to purchase a set direct from the brand popped up, I jumped on it. That was a sample I already loved. After that, I ended up getting another full-size in a kit. The second item is a dr. brandt pores no more Luminizer Primer. This is something I fell in love with after Ulta placed it on sale, but I still have a lot of that one left. When a second arrived in my FabFitFun Summer Editor’s Box, I debated on keeping it. With so many other ones I need to try, it will take me too long to get to this.

The third full-size item will be a choice from the Kat Von D Tattoo liner or the Lancome CILS Booster. I received both in my Sephora Favorites Superstars 2018 Kit. As I already own multiples of each, it will take me too long to get to these duplicates. My giveaway winner can pick the one s/he wants most, and I will place the other item in the next giveaway behind this one.

To make entry as easy as possible, I am only asking for a comment below from a subscriber. This means anyone who follows via WordPress or email. While I appreciate followers on all platforms (and may host giveaways on other platforms in the future), this is for blog followers. After November 13th, I will use a random number generator to select a comment. Each person will get a number assigned based on his/her first comment. As long as the person is still subscribed when the giveaway concludes (I can see your email address with your subscription) and responds to the email I send within seven days, that person will be my winner.

If the person selected is not subscribed or does not respond within seven days, I will keep drawing until I find a winner. I like to throw in samples with my giveaways, so I will ask some qualifying questions in the email to tailor a box to the winner.

This contest is only open to US subscribers, but I plan to hold an international one on my next giveaway. Those under 18 must get permission from a parent before commenting below. If I select you as the winner, I will confirm via email that you obtained permission before I mail anything. Good luck!

*These swatches came from my original items. The giveaway products are brand new.

My last winner has received her package, so I am ready to share what Kathleen received. She got the tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight & Contour Palette and a full-size HUDA BEAUTY Lip Strobe in Snobby from the Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip 2018 Kit. Her other items were samples or minis I selected based off the qualifying questions I asked her. If you are my upcoming winner, your samples will get tailored for you based on what I own by the giveaway conclusion. The ones she got were: OUAI Anti-Frizz Hair Sheet, Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, Lancome CILS Booster, fresh Sugar Rose Lip Balm, Buxom lash mascara, Julep Gel Eye Glider Violet Shimmer, Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Eye Pencil, Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Total V contouring serum, Lipstick Queen Mauve Sinner, Living Proof Perfect hair Day Conditioner, Living Proof Perfect hair Day Shampoo, Benefit Cosmetics dandelion, Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy, Burberry My Burberry, Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle, bliss blood orange + white pepper body butter, Clarins Super Restorative Night Multi-Intensive Crème, and Clarins Super Restorative Day.

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Subscriber Giveaway

This giveaway has concluded. My winner, Kathleen, has already received her prize. To see what my winner received and/or take part in the next giveaway, please see that article

I have a brand new tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Highlight & Contour Palette that retails for $45. It came in my second, Summer FabFitFun Box. After purchasing my own when it went on sale in the Sephora Weekly Wow, I knew this duplicate was of no use to me. Don’t get me wrong! I love getting amazing products (even when they are duplicates) with my FabFitFun subscription, because I can pass them onto someone who will use them. It’s been a while since I hosted a giveaway, so I decided to give this away to one of my readers. Those in my personal life will keep reaping benefits as long as I hunt deals. My plan is to host giveaways more often, so my readers can benefit as well.

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TopCashback Student Treats Giveaway

TopCashBack is the only Pay-to-Shop Program I use that runs games. I adore games, because they are so much fun. Playing games whilst getting a great deal is perfect for me. The games are not constant, but the last game was less than two months ago and there were plenty of other giveaways along the way. Following TopCashback on social media will help you keep track of the games and clues. This game got off to a rocky start with programming issues, so TopCashback only started advertising it yesterday despite its 08/08/16 start. After finishing the Summer Treats Giveaway by only winning a quarter, I am off to a great start with this Student Treats Giveaway. With a quarter already banked and more time to spare, I have faith I will win something more this time. Here I come to $0.50! A grand prize winner will get $1500 when the contest wraps and everyone else will share $5,ooo from instant wins. AT&T Wireless is the sponsor of this game.
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TopCashBack Summer Treats Cash Back Giveaway

Another Pay-to-Shop Program I was using got acquired by its bigger sister company, ebates. That left an opening for me to join a new one. There are many reasons to join multiple Pay-to-Shop Programs, but Getting the Best Deal is the main one. A reader referred me to TopCashBack. After looking at it, I decided that was the one I would add to my lineup. It joins ebates, Mrrebates, MyPoints, ShopatHome, and Swagbucks. Two of those are untraditional, so I really only have four I use for shopping. I look forward to learning the ins and outs and will add more tips to its page as I learn more about the program.

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Deal Sharers Traveling Box Shade Tree Donation

My stash grew a little too big, so I knew it was time to donate my extra items. All items were new products that I: had duplicates of, was not interested in trying, or tried in the past and did not love. It is also a good idea to donate items when you have things that will expire before you can get to them. Giving them to someone who can use them is better than tossing them after they’ve expired while waiting in your stash. Many of the items I donated were items I may have tried if they did not expire so soon.

I joined a BzzAgent Campaign featuring five Paula’s Choice samples I needed to share with other beauty lovers. This was the perfect time to start a traveling box. After selecting 14 ladies I trust, I selected the items I wanted to donate along with the five free Paula’s Choice samples and mailed them to the first lady on my list. She removed the items she wanted and added items she wanted to donate. Each lady did the same until the last lady made her trades and returned the box to me. Once all 15 of us selected items we wanted to trade for, there were plenty of extra items to donate. That means this donation was the collaborative gift of 15 people.

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Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture BeautyTalk Giveaway Winner

Beautytalk hosted a giveaway on 03/07/16. Ten winners were selected at random to receive four full-size products from Madam C J Walker Beauty, a new line introduced this spring to Sephora. Entrants only had to comment on why they wanted to try the line with the #MadamCJWalkerGiveaway hashtag before midnight. My entry (notcreative is my username) mentioned that I need assistance from product to help my curls. They are big on the under side of my hair but the top side only looks wavy without product to hold them in place. It seems like winners’ hair types range from wavy to very curly, so I think what one typed in their entry had less to do with winning than pure luck. I was selected as one of the ten winners on 03/11/16.

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Giveaway Redrawn

It has officially been seven days since I drew the original Giveaway winner. She did not respond, so I had to draw again. There were 41 separate commenters (did not count subsequent comments from the same person) on the giveaway page, so the odds were 1 in 41 (assuming all are still subscribed). I am only checking subscriptions of the winner(s), so the odds could be better. The odds are now as low as 1 in 40.

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100 Followers Reached- Giveaway Awarded

The blog reached 100 followers yesterday. I really appreciate the support, especially from those who stayed subscribed, because I know I post more than the average blog. My giveaway (for blog followers who entered) has officially wrapped. To qualify, the person needed to follow the blog and comment from the same email address s/he followed with. There were 41 separate commenters (I triple checked those who commented more than once and only counted their first comment) meaning the odds were 1 in 41 at the highest. Thankfully, the first person I drew is still a blog follower, so I did not have to redraw or bother calculating the odds (by seeing who commented but it not following).

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Get Free Samples Volume Seven

Nothing beats completely free offers. Sometimes, there really is no catch to obtaining free items. You just have to know where to look and how to find them. Welcome to the seventh installment of items I’ve received for free. Past free sample articles feature different freebies. The offers at times come in emails. Sometimes, you will see them on a blog or the direct brand’s website. Other times, you can find free offers on social media or even through snail mail. My Free Samples Page provides more information on sample opportunities. Offers can at times come by phone, but I never answer numbers I do not recognize. I will miss out on any that come that way.

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Get Free Samples Volume Six

Nothing beats completely free offers. Sometimes, there really is no catch to obtaining free items. You just have to know where to look and how to find them. Welcome to the sixth installment of items I’ve received for free. Past free sample articles feature different freebies. The offers at times come in emails. Sometimes, you will see them on a blog or the direct brand’s website. Other times, you can find free offers on social media or even through snail mail. My Free Samples Page provides more information on sample opportunities. Offers can at times come by phone, but I never answer numbers I do not recognize. I will miss out on any that come that way.

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