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Welcome to our weekly roundup here at “5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere”.
As you know, you can come back all week and add a post or giveaway to our Mister Linky. Be sure to check back often, as new links will be added daily. You don’t want to miss out on something fun.
- Vote for your favorite Sesame Street moment and be a part of the 40th Anniversary DVD celebration! Genius Products and Sesame Workshop have teamed up with Amazon to allow fans to take a stroll down “Sesame” lane and vote for their favorite classic Sesame Street clip to be included in a DVD compilation due out later this year. You can view ten clips from some of the series’ best classic episodes and vote for your favorite one. The clip with the most votes by April 28th will be featured in the Sesame Street: 40 Years of Sunny Days DVD, slated for release in November 2009.
- Download a free copy of life balance expert Renee Trudeau’s award winning The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life. This comes just in time for Mother’s Day and will be available for 48 hours, starting on May 8th.
- The Fresh Air Fund is in need of host families this summer of 2009. Open your home for two weeks and give a child a fresh air experience. You can also donate to the fund by going here.
- Renew your commitment to living green by planting a virtual flower for a friend. Talk show host and eco-Mom, Kelly Ripa has launched Electrolux’s newest eco-friendly washer & dryer in a limited edition “Kelly Green” just in time for Earth Day. For every virtual flower planted at www.electroluxappliances.com, Electrolux will donate $1 to Global Green USA to support their healthy green schools initiatives across America.
CONTESTS & SWEEPSTAKES
- Enter the fun daily contest at MyPetPeeves.com! Each week, a set of Pet Peeves plush animals is given to the person who has submitted the best pet peeve. Just fill out the form to enter – you might even be featured on the homepage!
- The Fastest Road to Fun contest invites all players to design their own vehicle using CarStructor, an easy-to-use online creation workshop, and submit it to Vector City Racers. Vector City Racers is an integrated game experience that combines the depth of a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) and the competition of circuit track racing in a casual environment where all roads lead to fun. A panel of five judges from the company will select the grand prize, second place and third place winners. The Fastest Road to Fun Contest begins on April 22, 2009 and ends on June 24, 2009. Winners will be announced on July 1, 2009.
The grand prize winner’s original vehicle will be featured in the game as one of several default starter vehicles. The grand prize also includes tickets and air travel for up to a family of five to one of the following of the winners choosing: Red Bull Grand Prix, NHRA Autolite Nationals, MonsterJam Truck Show, or NASCAR Allstate 400. Enter the contest here. You can also try out the game here.
- Are you a snack lover? If so, you could instantly win trips to New York to see shows on Broadway! New York Style, the maker of Bagel Crisps, is kicking off the Broadway! New York Style Instant Win Sweepstakes. New York Style is giving away 5,000 prizes including 11 trips to New York to see Broadway shows. Snackers can look inside specially-marked packages of New York Style snacks to instantly win. The sweepstakes ends November 30, 2009. Look for New York Style Snacks in the deli section of your grocery store. For more information and delicious recipes, please visit the website here.
- Enter the “Mama” of all Mother’s Day giveaways at Paperlicious.com! You could win a prize package of over $200 featuring invitations, photo cards, Momager calling cards, BathLuve, Boogie Wipes, Baby Sophia designer burp cloths, and TyBook indestructible books for babies. Perfect for new moms but anyone can win! Also the blog that receives the most referral entries will get $100 donated to a charity of their choice!
- Rockin’ Mama Kodak ESP 7 All In One Printer (4/19 US Only)
- Bettyconfidential Enter daily to win an iPod touch and other prizes (4/20)
- Mom Knows It All Haagen Dazs Ice Cream (4/20 US Only)
- All Because Two People Fell in LOVE Two $25 Kroger gift cards (4/20 US Only)
- Rockin’ Mama Five copies of Australia (4/21 US Only)
- Mom Knows It All Three month subscription to BookSwim (4/23 US Only)
- Rockin’ Mama Aller-Ease Cotton Zippered Pillow Protector (4/23 US Only)
- Metropolitan Mama Two $25 gift cards to Kroger (4/24 US Only)
- MomDot Press Release for blog or business (4/24)
- All Because Two People Fell in LOVE $50 Tiny Prints gift certificate (4/25 US Only)
- Melinda Joy $15 Starbucks gift card (4/26 US & Canada)
- Mommy’s Idea Keepsake from Scrapits (4/27 US & Canada)
- Tara’s View of the World Epicure Selections Dip Mix & Salad Dressing Mix & Seasoning (4/28 Canada Only)
- Tara’s View of the World B-Calm AudioSedation system for those with ASD/ADHD (4/30 US & Canada)
- La Vie de Laurie T-shirt from Save the Ta-Tas (4/30)
- SAHM Reviews Haagen Dazs Ice Cream – 2 winners (4/30 US Only)
- An Island Review Sterling Silver Necklace from Joolwy.com (4/19 Worldwide)
- Rockin’ Mama $25 gift card to Sephora (4/20 US Only)
- Sandier Pastures Eenamaria handbag (4/21 US Only)
- Metropolitan Mama Nursing Top from Japanese Weekend (4/21 US Only)
- Metropolitan Mama Nursing Bra from Melinda G (4/21 US Only)
- Metropolitan Mama Shower Hug (4/21 US Only)
- Tara’s View of the World Items from Avon Pink Ribbon Collection (4/22 US & Canada)
- Rockin’ Mama Sampler Pack from Lunapads (4/22 US Only)
- Muse Reviews Silk Rose Pin from Greenheart (4/23 US Only)
- Contest Corner Garnet/Marcasite necklace from Emancipation Network (4/23 US Only)
- Melinda Joy Hip-T (4/25 US & Canada)
- Just ME Full set of Kiss My Face shimmers and shines (for lips (4/27 US Only)
- Rockin’ Mama Mother’s Day giveaways (4/27 US Only)
- Melinda Joy Passions for Beauty jewelry (4/29)
- Kendee Watches Beaded Watch Band (4/30)
- Unexpected Bliss Necklace from Superhero Designs (4/30 US Only)
- An Island Life Personalized Princess Necklace from The Pretty Peacock (4/30 US Only)
- NurseMommy Show of Hands and Hand and Nail Cream from BeautiControl (5/10 US Only)
- MarieLynn Boutique Diaper Bling personalized gift set (4/19 US Only)
- Mommy’s Idea Package of Tooth Tissues (4/19 US & Canada)
- Mommy’s Idea Palm Palm Baby Bath Grips (4/27 Worldwide)
- A Heart for Home Pouch sling OR 2 AIO Daipers OR 2 Diaper cover (4/27 Worldwide)
Just For Kids
- Just a mom’s take on things Set of Tie Buddies (4/20 US Only)
- Glimpse 4 tins of modeling beeswax (4/21)
- Did You See That? Hairy-Eared Dwarf Lemur (4/21)
- An Island Review Sid the Science Kid Earth Day Episode (4/21 Worldwide)
- Muse Reviews Week’s worth of socks from LittleMissMatched (4/22 US Only)
- Tara’s View of the World Tie Buddies (4/24 US Only)
- Just a mom’s take on thingsKINeSYS sunscreen and moisturizer (4/24 US Only)
- Tara’s View of the World Headband & Hair Clip from LemonHead Kidz (4/25) US & Canada
- An Island Review Mama Mirablelle and Toot & Puddle Earth Day Episodes (4/25 US Only)
- An Island Life Itty-BItty Bookworm One Year Curriculum (4/25 Worldwide)
- ElCloud Homeschool: Busy Minds, Busy Hands, Busy Feet $30 gift certificate to Good For The Kids store (4/26)
- Glimpse Huddy Buddy T-shirt/Onesie (4/29 Worldwide)
- Nurse Mommy Pair of See Kai Run or Smaller shoes (5/4 Worldwide)
Books for Grown-Ups
- Val’s Views Raising a Digital Child (4/19 US Only)
- Tara’s View on Books Reading Your Male by Mary Farrar (4/20 US & Canada)
- Tara’s View on Books Dear God, It’s Me and It’s Urgent by Marion Stroud (4/21 US & Canada)
- Recognize & Remember Rain on Me, Devotions of Hope & Encouragement for Difficult Times (4/23)
- Muse Reviews Things Good Mothers Know (4/23 US Only)
Books for Kids
- Muse Reviews An Awesome Book! (4/21 US Only)
- An Island Review Loukoumi’s Good Deeds (4/22 US Worldwide)
- Did You See That? Go Green With Me! 2 Winners (4/23 US Only)
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