Sunday, September 26, 2010

Spin & Go 360 Mop: Touchless Mop System Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Rebecca Graham #30!


I'm being serious here...I can't wait to mop my floors. It's actually FUN now. I received this awesome Spin & Go 360 Mop to review and I think it's one of the coolest products on the market today. This system makes my floors sparkle and I love that it's so easy to use!

The microfiber mop head is super absorbent and is great for those hard to reach areas. The spin feature is terrific. Just place the mop head in the spinner, pump the pedal a few times to activate the spinning cycle and your mop is ready to use in no time! Use wet or dry, this system is brilliant. So for all of you who hate mopping, I encourage you to try this out!


One lucky reader will with their very own Spin & Go 360 Mop!

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Complimentary product was provided to me from A Closet of Her Own for this review. All opinions are my own.

A Closet of Her Own: Shirt of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ rubynreba #17!

I just adore A Closet of Her Own. This company is perfect for my daughter. She loves pink, but wants to wear her brother's clothes. Give her dinosaurs, sports, trucks and cars and she's one happy girl. It's just her thing. However, finding clothing with dinosaurs in the girls department is pretty rare. Thank goodness for A Closet of Her Own!

This company sent my daughter their Long Sleeve Girls Dinosaur T-Shirt. It's just the right amount of "girly girl" without being too over the top. The dino is really awesome and I love the double layer tee look. This will be fantastic for the cooler months ahead.

One lucky winner will receive the tee of their choice!

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse

I was sent a Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse sample and really love how it makes my mouth feel. Why not rinse your way to better health checkups?

Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse gives you six benefits in one rinse, for a more complete way to get better dental checkups.*
*vs. brushing alone
  1. Rebuilds Teeth Enamel
  2. Helps Prevent Cavities
  3. Cleans Teeth & Gums
  4. Kills Bad Breath Germs
  5. Freshens Breath
  6. No Burn of Alcohol
I love the fact that it doesn't make my mouth feel like it's on fire after I use it. A great plus! This rinse also keeps my breath minty fresh. My husband and children have been using this and really enjoy the taste. My family is very serious when it comes to oral health care and we insist that our children floss daily and use a mouth rinse. This has been great for my kids, too!

I will using this for the next 30 days while participating in the Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse Test Drive Program. I'll let you know how I'm enjoying Crest Pro-Health and the benefits it has had on my oral health in a future post.

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KNOW: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids

KNOW is a cool magazine for kids ages 6 to 9. I had the opportunity to view the magazine online and it's terrific. I cannot wait until my kids receive it in the mail. They are going to love it.

With fascinating, age-appropriate articles, colourful imagery and illustrations, and fun, hands-on experiments, KNOW captures the imagination of even the youngest scientists, with fun facts on cool science...

• dinosaurs and animals from around the world
• the solar system, planets, and stars
• our Earth, climate, and seasons• technology, then and now
• fascinating scientists, cool facts, latest discoveries, and newest inventions

And much more! KNOW is edited by science writer Adrienne Mason, author of over 20 books for children, and features Diane Swanson, one of Canada’s most accomplished children’s science writers.

Click here to view sample pages and find out what readers have to say here.

Click here to subscribe today!

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Buddy Fruits: Display of 18 Buddy Fruits Pouches Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ allisonsbj3 #18!

I cannot say enough wonderful things about Buddy Fruits. These pouches of pure blended fruit are phenomenal. My kids went bananas over these and everyone at school wanted to know where they could get their hands on some!

These contain pure fruit and nothing else. They are nutritious, fun to eat and taste great. Plus, they're super handy. Just unscrew the top and squeeze. Perfect for school lunches on on-the-go snacking.

NO preservatives
NO colorings
NO additives
NO fat
NO genetic modification
NO artificial flavorings
NO dairy or gluten
NOthing artificial
ONLY few calories
ONLY fruit and nothing else!

One lucky reader will win a display of 18 Buddy Fruits pouches!

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Belle Announcements: Beautiful Stationery Gift Set

I go weak in the knees for stationery. There is something about a hand written note that is so special.

I received the cutest stationery set from Belle Announcements. The Bee Thankful Set of 10 Cards is perfect for my kids or me to use when we want to brighten somebody's day. I just love the colorful and adorable little ladybugs. This set is too precious.

Head on over to Belle Announcements to see all of their quality invitations, enclosure cards and more!

Complimentary product was provided to me from Belle Announcements for this review. All opinions are my own.

KIDStrong: 2 Cases of Orange & Grape All-Natural Kids' Hydration Drink Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Laura Lowe DeLuca #73!

My children really loved the all-natural hydration drinks made just for kids from KIDStrong. They took these drinks with them to school, the park and to tennis lessons. We were sent the orange and grape flavors and they were loved by both of my kids. These drinks are a wonderful alternative to high glycemic index, sugar-based soft drinks.

KIDStrong products are:
  • 100% natural
  • Low in sugar
  • Packed with 22 vitamins and minerals
  • FREE of high-fructose corn syrup

You'll feel great knowing that your children are getting the vitamins and minerals they need, without all of the added sugar that is linked to childhood obesity.

One lucky reader will win one case of each flavor from KIDStrong!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Yard By Yard Knits: $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ limepink #49!

Welcome to Yard By Yard Knits! I'm Sarah, the woman behind the knitting. My friend, Katie, showed me how to knit on numerous college vacations, but I never made more than a little swatch. In 2005, I decided it was time for a hobby. Another friend, Vanessa, was knitting socks one night when I was at her house. She gave me a lesson and sent me home with yarn, needles, and instructions to practice! Always an overachiever, I decided I would make Vanessa a scarf with her yarn. But I wasn't going to start off with garter stitch or stockinette stitch. I was going for a little pattern, so I picked moss stitch. That doesn't sound so hard for novice knitters, but when you can't yet read a knit stitch from a purl stitch, it makes for a very interesting project! I don't recommend new knitters follow my beginnings! I also don't recommend knitting your first scarf with baby yarn - it takes forever!

But after this first scarf, I was hooked. I quickly moved on to baby blankets for an extra challenge. Luckily, my expert knitting friend (Katie) had moved back to town, so she helped me with all my questions, and I did indeed knit two baby blankets. Be sure to visit Katie's Etsy shop, Pretty Sneaky, to see her great work!

You might ask, why pet apparel, scarves, and baby clothing? I admit it's a bit of an odd assortment, but it's what I like to knit! Maybe I like the gratification of finishing a project too much to make adult-sized sweaters that take longer to make. Plus, the baby and pet clothing is so darn cute! I don't even own a dog, but I will admit I am tempted to try some of the dog sweaters on my cat just to see how they look. She's very grateful that I have not given into that temptation.

I love trying new patterns and projects as well as experimenting with new yarns on familiar patterns. I'm drawn to textures and vibrant colors, as you can tell from my shop. I won't admit to how much spare time is spent knitting, but I can say I feel way too bored and unproductive watching television without a project to work on.

Skull and Crossbones Dog Sweater - Extra-Small and Small

Even the sweetest dog has a little attitude! Show off your dog's "ruff" side with this skull and crossbones sweater - sorry, I just couldn't resist! This sweater is knit with a great acrylic yarn that I have also used for baby sweaters. It's super soft and will be comfortable for a dog to wear. Because of the pattern, this sweater has a little less stretch to it across the back than my other sweaters do.

This sweater is available in extra-small (10" chest girth). If you need this sweater in a larger size, please click here.

Striped Baby Cardigan (9 to 12 months)

This is an adorable baby cardigan designed to fit babies 9 to 12-months-old. Alternating stripes of green, pink, cream, and red are blended together with a variegated yarn forming smaller stripes. Any baby is sure to get lots of oohs and ahhs in this cardigan! A matching cream-colored ribbon is woven through eyelets along the collar to form a tie.

This 100% acrylic yarn has a great satin sheen to it for added beauty and comfort.
One lucky winner will win a $25 Gift Certificate!
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

SOYJOY: Whole Soy. Whole Goodness


I've always heard great things about SOYJOY, but had never tried them. Thank goodness they arrived at my doorstep for this review because they were a hit with my family. My husband and children request that I get more!

These great tasting and healthy bars come in a variety of flavors. I received their new banana flavor, blueberry and strawberry. The natural whole soy and fruit is so delicious. These bars are great on-the-go snacks. My kids loved them in their lunches and I feel good knowing that they're eating right.

Here is some more information about soy from SOYJOY's website:

Whole soy is packed full of antioxidant isoflavones, high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals, polyunsaturated fatty acids, fiber, and all nine amino acids essential to human nutrition. Plus, whole soy is low in saturated fat and cholesterol free. All those healthy sounding terms mean that soy, a superfood, is a smart choice for your body.

The many nutrients packed into a small soybean help promote healthy hearts, bones and bodies. Whole soy has got a leg up on other legumes when it comes to health.

Be sure to check out their "Second Chances" contest going on right now on their Facebook page.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Totino's: Prize Pack Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Christine #191!

Back to school can be stressful. Why not make it easier with Totino's? My kids love Totino's Pizza Rolls. It's one of their favorite after school snacks. They were also given the opportunity to try their Party Pizza and it's become another go-to-snack.

This fall, Totino´s is also helping to support your child´s school. Totino´s Party Pizzas will now carry Box Tops for Education! Now through September 15, Totino´s is offering two Box Tops for Education on every Totino´s product.

I received a wonderful prize pack that included a backpack and school supplies, a coupon for Totino´s® Party Pizza® and Pizza Rolls® Snacks, as well as 25 Bonus Box Tops. My kids get to excited when they see products with Box Tops. It's so fun to see them involved!

One lucky reader will also win their very own prize pack!

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Marzetti: Girard's Salad Dressings Prize Pack

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Sarah #6!

I absolutely love salad. I could live off of it. It's my go-to-meal when I want something healthy and delicious.

Salad dressings will make or break a salad in my mind. I am very picky about what brands and flavors I choose. I'm normally a blue cheese or ranch kind of girl, but I now have a brand new obsession with salad dressing thanks to Marzetti-Girard's Dressings!

I was sent their Apple Poppyseed Dressing, Champagne Dressing, Peach Mimosa Vinaigrette and Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette. Boy, were they delicious! These premium quality, great tasting varieties really had my taste buds doing the happy dance. I loved each individual flavor, but I have to say my two favorites were the Apple Poppyseed Dressing and Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette. The Apple Poppyseed added that perfect touch of sweetness and the Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette had a hint of sweet flavor as well.

They were both great on one of my favorite salads at the moment. I add candied walnuts, dried cranberries, fresh cut apples and blue cheese crumbles to crisp lettuce. These dressings complimented my salad perfectly. I was in pure heaven.

I have found these at my local supermarket and I cannot wait to try all of their other varieties. You can't miss them on the grocery store shelf. They come in a beautiful triangular glass bottle and really stand out from the rest. I am a loyal fan of Girard's and I highly recommend this brand.

FIVE lucky readers will win a Girard's Prize Package containing the four dressings I received for this review!

Be sure to click here for your $2 OFF coupon on your next bottle of Girard's! Hurry - offer expires on 10/11.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

CSN Stores: All Coffee Tables.com


If you're looking for a coffeetable, be sure to check out All Coffee Tables.com. They have a ton of tables to choose from.

CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from coffee tables to fantastic fitness equipment to cookware!

This is not a paid post. A product review for CSN Stores will follow.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Honey Ridge Farms: Honey Ridge Grilling Sauces

Honey Ridge Farms Grilling Sauce – I love trying new sauces when I barbecue and Honey Ridge Farms Grilling Sauces definitely adds a BUZZ to the flavors of your food! I like cooking meats low and slow to ensure that it turns out very tender. I also add various types of wood to enhance the flavor. To add that extra zing, I tried the Medium and Hot sauces on a couple of tri-tips and boy did everyone rave about the flavor! Normally, I cook tri-tips without any sauce, but these added flavors that took my barbecue to the next level!

Bottom Line – If you are looking to enhance the flavor of your barbecue, try Honey Ridge Farms Grilling Sauces. Your friends and family will be glad that you did and you are guaranteed not to have any left overs.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Honey Ridge Farms for this review. All opinions are my own.

Montrail: Women's or Men's Mountain Masochist Shoes Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Keyomi #151!

The Montrail Mountain Masochist – Stylish, Functional, and State of the Art; it’s no surprise that these shoes won the 2009 “Gear of the Year” award from Outside Magazine. At first, I was hesitant to use these shoes for running on the trail, because they look so good. They are great for casual wear, but it’s on the trails where these shoes really shine.

Once on the trail, these shoes make you feel like you’re cheating; somehow each stride seems like your getting propelled forward. It definitely has to do with the Gryptonite, Trail Shield, Vapor Response, and Integraft technology they incorporate into these shoes.

Gryptonite and Trail Shield ensure safety by providing maximum grip on whatever you tread on. At the same time, you can be confident that you will have underfoot protection from protruding objects. Vapor Response and Integrafit ensure comfort by providing superb shock absorption and responsiveness. Furthermore, through extensive analysis and research, these shoes provide an anatomical fit that makes you feel the shoes were made just for your feet.

Bottom Line – If you are looking for trail running shoes, the Montrail Mountain Masochist should be the first shoe on your list. It looks good, it performs, and you have numerous technology incorporated into these shoes to give you the edge. Crowned by Outside Magazine as 2009 “Gear of the Year”, you should be confident that these shoes will outperform the competition.

One lucky winner will receive the Women's or Men's Montrail Mountain Masochist shoes in the color of their choice!

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bella Pamella: Apron of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Laura Lowe DeLuca #4!

Oh how my six year old daughter loves this apron from Bella Pamella! The Clementine Sister apron in Ruby Dot Fabric is precious. This 100% cotton apron features three pockets and fits ages 5-10. You can adjust the ties in back for the perfect fit.

This looks adorable on my little girl. She loves to wear it around the house. She's found a variety of ways to use it. She helps mom in the kitchen. She fills the pockets up with her markers to use as an art apron. She even carries around her small stuffed animals in the front pockets. She loves it and I love it on her.

One lucky reader will win the apron of their choice from Bella Pamella. They offer a wonderful selection for kids and adults.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Blue Orange Games: Spot it!

Okay, can someone say addicting?!? My entire family loves the the game Spot it from Blue Orange Games! All you need is a good eye, a little speed and you're all set for some serious fun!

This game is suited for ages 6 and up and can include 2 to 8 players.

Check out this video to see it in action!


I highly recommend this game for kids and adults. It doesn't take a lot of time and will instantly become a favorite. The 55 cards come in a sturdy little tin case. It's so easy to throw this in your purse to take with you on-the-go.

Head on over to Blue Orange Games to check out all of their wonderful games for the entire family!

Complimentary product was provided to me from Blue Orange Games for this review. All opinions are my own.

Lundberg Family Farms: Variety of Brown Rice Bowls Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ loni #90!

I'm trying to get my family to eat more brown rice. My husband thinks it tastes pretty good, but it will take my kids some getting used to. They're used to eating white rice, but I know brown rice is so much healthier. I really love the taste of brown rice and am trying to get my kids to follow in my footsteps. I was sent these great Heat & Eat Organic Brown Rice Bowls from Lundberg Family Farms.

Just heat in the microwave and they're ready in seconds. I couldn't have asked for it to be any easier. You don't have to add water. Just heat & eat like they say!


Lundberg’s Heat & Eat is available in 3 popular rice varieties: Short Grain Brown, Long Grain Brown and Countrywild® Brown rice. Oh yeah, and did I mention that they're organic. Bonus points!


One lucky reader will win all 3 flavors of Lundberg’s Heat & Eat rice bowls!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Lundberg Family Farms and tell me one other product you would love to try.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.

Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on September 10th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on September 11th.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Lundberg Family Farms for this review. All opinions are my own.

Purse Bling: Functional ways to add charm to your purse, and more!

Purse Bling is located in Seminole, Florida. The owners, Jerilyn and Michael Stein, focus on providing excellent quality products with awesome customer service. This is a family business, run by people with a desire to help women find harmony with their handbags.

After living with a very disorganized purse for years, Jerilyn realized how happy she became when she bought her first Finders Key Purse. Then, when she got her Finders Fone, she was totally hooked (no pun intended) and realized she just had to bring these great products to other women. Here is what she has to say about it:

"These products just make my life so much easier. I had developed so many bad habits with my keys and cell phone like leaving them around the house and having to search everywhere for them, or worse yet, locking my keys in my car. Now I know exactly where my keys and cell phone are, just one glance at those little charms and I know my keys and phone are right where they should be. It's wonderful having an organized pocketbook! After years of always being the one digging around for a pen, paper, my keys, my lip balm, you name it, it's so nice to have everything at my fingertips! Now I'm always showing off my beautifully organized purse and never miss a cell-phone call!"

Clipa Purse Hanger
This is the most versatile and strongest handbag hanger around. What I really love about it is that it stays on your handbag strap so it is always ready to use without searching for it. Non-slip grips are on both ends which eliminates twisting and figuring out which way to turn it. But best of all is that it holds 45 pounds so it can hold sports bags (hang them from a fence and keep them away from mud, dirt, and insects) diaper bags (just hang it from your stroller handle and use it on changing tables to keep your diaper bag clean), laptop bags, and bags full of shopping. It can also be used to hang your purse on shopping cart handles so you have room for the eggs and bread in the child seat. In the movie theater hang it on the back of the seat in front of you. In the bathroom use your Clipa to hang your bag from the stall door or handicapped railing - what a lifesaver! The uses for this item are almost unlimited. A must have for anyone who carries a purse, diaper bag, backpack, sports bag, or laptop bag. This is a great gift item!

Click here to view the product demo video.

Hip Klips
At Purse Bling we're dedicated to helping women live in harmony with their handbags, but, we do have to admit, sometimes we just want to leave those heavy, bulky purses at home! Well, we've found the perfect solution for those times!

The Hip Klip is a special patent pending clippable keychain. No beltloops? No Pockets? No problem! The Hip Klip fastens to your pants, shorts, skirt, purse, backpack, boots, etc., keeping your keys secure. But it gets even better because you can also attach The Hip Klub Pocket Accessory to the Klip.

The Hip Klub Pocket Accessory is a specially designed wallet/mini-purse that attaches to the Hip Klip. It has an open pocket on one side for easy access to a cell phone or camera and a zippered compartment on the other to keep things like cash, credit cards, ID, and lip balm secure. Hip Klip Klub Pockets take the place of a heavy purse when you only need your essentials like your phone, ID, credit cards, cash, and/or keys. The Hip Klip Klub Pocket stays with you so there's no chance of leaving it behind like you might do with your handbag. The Hip Klip/Klub Pocket is lightweight and hands free. Great for when you are doing a lot of walking at a theme park, taking a hike, going for a bike ride, going out dancing, or a going on a shopping spree!!

All Hip Klip Klub pockets measure 5" x 5" unless otherwise specified (like the black passport size). All Hip Klip/Klub Pocket combos come with 1 Klip and 1 pocket unless otherwise specified. Hip Klips with no pockets are available (scroll down to the bottom of the list).

Right now take 10% off everything from Purse Bling excluding sale items. Enter the discount code FUNKY during step 2 of the checkout process in an area that says discount coupon. Type the code in the text box next to the words "redemption code" - Good until December 31, 2009.
Start your holiday shopping with Purse Bling! They also carry Purse to Go, Purseket, and Joey Junior Purse Organizers.
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Sponsored post from Purse Bling

Help Fight Ovarian Cancer!

Seventh Generation announces the second year of “Let’s Talk…Period,” in partnership with the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), to honor and support Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by raising funds for OCRF’s women’s support programs.

www.LetsTalkPeriod.com offers women an opportunity to learn about gynecological health and contribute to the OCRF, the leading organization dedicated to eradicating ovarian cancer and supporting those suffering from the disease. For every person that registers on the site, Seventh Generation will make a $1 donation to the OCRF in their name (up to $10,000). Although almost a quarter of the U.S. population is comprised of menstruating women, gynecological health is rarely openly discussed in social circles. In an attempt to raise awareness, the site will also aim to educate women about alternatives to conventional feminine care products.

This is not a sponsored post.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Protect-A-Bed: Mattress Protector of your choice Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Grace #114!

I received a wonderful and comfortable Premium Mattress Protector from Protect-A-Bed. This mattress provides excellent allergy relief. We use this on my son's bed to guard against dust mites and bacteria. This mattress protector features Protect-A-Bed's unique Miracle Membrane® with Total Heat Transference Formula, giving it the added benefit of being waterproof, stain proof and air vapor porous. It is machine washable and fits the mattress well. I feel great knowing that my son's bed is cleaner and healthier. Get this in eight sizes -twin, twin XL, twin XXL, full, full XL, queen, king and california king.

Don't forget to enter their sweepstakes going on right now for your chance to win $30,000!

Protect-A-Bed is hosting the Long Live Your Mattress Sweepstakes at www.protectabed.com. One lucky sweepstakes winner will receive $30,000 in honor of the company’s 30th anniversary. Ten 1st prize winners will receive complete bedding protection sets valued at nearly $500. The grand prize winner will also receive a bedding protection kit. The sweepstakes begins Tuesday, Aug. 10 and runs through Oct. 31 and is open to all United States residents. No purchase is necessary and winners will be chosen after Nov. 1. Protect-A-Bed is based in Northbrook, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. To enter the Long Live Your Mattress Sweepstakes or to learn more about Protect-A-Bed and its products, visit http://www.protectabed.com/.

One lucky winner will win the mattress protector of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Protect-A-Bed and tell me the one mattress protector you would choose.

If not completed, your additional entries will be disqualified.

Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on September 10th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on September 11th.

Complimentary product was provided to me from Protect-A-Bed for this review. All opinions are my own.