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Holiday Cards and Calendars for Your Blog (FedEx Office Giveaway)

Just as we bloggers need business cards to stay in touch with contacts, we need to think of a way to Thank people who have helped us throughout the year.

One way to thank your favorite PR contacts, favorite brand reps, or even fellow bloggers (think of the friends who have passed along great opportunities to you) is with a simple, but thoughtful holiday card.

FedEx Office makes it easy to order custom holiday cards and calendars!

FedEx Office has a huge selection of holiday card and calendar templates that for cards and calendars that would work to help you highlight the 'best of 2011' from your blog. Trust me, I know. I was given a gift card to use to order holiday cards or a calendars and have spent several days just browsing and trying to decide if I want to go with a calendar or cards!

I have finally decided on a custom photo calendar (I think) and there are tons of cool backgrounds to choose from. It's taken me so long that I'm writing this post before I've even placed my final order. Once you decide, the process is really, really easy and quick.

Photo Cards are not limited to one photo

What made the decision so hard is that the photo cards do not limit you to one, or even two photos. The design options are vast...


AND, the designs work whether it's one photo, or if you choose the collage layout.

Notice you can even choose horizontal, vertical, and you can choose the collage that works best for the photos you want to use. This option is great if you want to highlight all the cool things you did on your blog this year.

Another option I was considering was the mini desk calendars that have a unique photo for each month! A very cost effective and fun way to promote your blog or your business.

SAVE on FedEx Office Cards and Calendars

Through November 27, order online using to save 30% on select holiday cards and calendars!

Order on December 8-17 and use to save 25% on select holiday card and calendar orders


WIN a FedEx Office Holiday Prize Pack

I'm giving away a prize pack to one luck reader and all you have to do to win it is leave me a comment telling me how you'll use FedEx Office calendars or cards this holiday season.

For an extra entry, post a link to this giveaway on Twitter or your public Facebook page and leave another comment with a link to your post.

Prize pack includes:

20 holiday cards

plush ornament

FedEx Office pen

compact office supply case with sticky notes, paper clips and a ruler

Contest open to residents of the US and Canada, 18 years or older, and ends 12/7/2011 at 11:00pm ET. Winner will be chosen using and will be notified via email. Winner has 2 days to claim prize before another winner will be chosen.

Happy Holiday Ordering!


Disclosure: I received a $50 gift card from FedEx Office to make this Holiday Cards and/or Calendar. I am solely responsible for selecting the winners for the giveaway (not FedEx Office). Also, the ideas in this blog post are entirely mine and I have not received ideas or advice from FedEx Office. 


How to Survive an Encounter with Your Monster in Laws (giveaway)

A&E has a new reality show that focuses on in-law relationships. Monster in Laws airs Monday's at 10 pm ET, and features real married couples whose relationship is struggling because of their relationship with their in-laws.

I'm sure many of you can relate. Whether it's an in-law giving their unsolicited advice, or one spouse feeling caught in the middle, in each case everyone is left feeling angry or resentful.

Monster in Laws
highlights some unconventional methods that are used to get both sides to communicate. It's not always the elder in-laws fault either. Sure, you migh relate to duct-taping a mother-in-law's mouth closed just so she'll listen. But how about forcing a daughter-in-law to take her jewelry to the pawn shop so that she can finally repay her mother-in-law?


Relationships are difficult and require open communication and, most importantly, honesty, to work well. Everyone will relate to something in Monster in Laws, so everyone deserves a shot at winning this in law survival kit!

The In-Law Survival Kit includes:

$50 Body Shop Gift Card

Spa Wisdom™ Japan Yuzu & Green Tea Bathing Salts

Total Body Massager

Here's how to enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me a funny or crazy in-law story. Feel free to post anonymously and note that your email is not visible.

2. Extra entry - share this giveaway on your blog, twitter, or public Facebook page and leave another comment with the URL of your post

Contest is open to US residents 18 years and over, and ends November 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm. I will choose a winner via but the prize is provided by Lifetime / A&E.  I will notify winner via email and give 48 hours to claim with a response.

Be sure to watch Monster in Laws on A&E Monday nights (10 Eastern /9 Central) and follow the chatter on Twitter with #monsterinlaws.

Disclosure: I have a wonderful relationship with my OWN Mother-in-Law who occassionally reads this blog along with her other relatives. We are one, big, happy, loving family with no issues whatsoever. That said, even I can enjoy this's THAT good. The giveaway prize is provided at no cost by Lifetime / A&E. All opinions are my own and this post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to being published.


What is the ONE thing everyone does when eating cereal?


So it makes a whole lot of sense that Kellogg's and Scholastic would team up on a promotion, right?

I mean, don't we deserve to read more than a ceral box (no offense Kellogg's) at breakfast?

Get $5 toward a Scholastic Book from Kellogg's and Walmart

Buy 2 specially-marked Kellogg's products (sold at Walmart wouldn't ya know) and redeem the code inside for a $5 gift card to buy a book from Scholastic Book Clubs or the Scholastic online store.


WIN a Kellogg's / Scholastic Prize Pack

It just so happens that one lucky reader can win a bounty of Kellogg's products and Scholastic books to celebrate the partnership.

Here are just some of the goodies you'll win.

  • a mix of picture and chaper books from Scholastic
  • an assortment of Kellogg's products
  • a $15 gift card to Walmart

Here is a link to the complete rules.

Here's how to enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me what Scholastic book you would purchase with a $5 gift card (or which book you would apply the $5 to)

2. Post this on Twitter, "What is the ONE thing everyone does when eating cereal? #giveaway via @JanineNickel"  (Then leave a second comment with a link to your tweet.)

That's it! Giveaway ends 10/14/11 at 11:00 pm Eastern. Winner will be chosen using A complete list of giveaway rules are HERE.

Disclosure: I received a prize pack of my own as a thanks for helping spread the word. All opinions are my own and this post was neither reviewed nor approved prior to being published. Also, I LOVE the Kellogg's products we received and purchase them on my own all the time. In addition, I have big readers and we're always big supporters of our school's Scholastic Book Fair. Great books. Great company.


Riceworks - good snacking giveaway and confession

Have you ever come across a new kind of chip that you simply fell in love with?

The kind of chip that made you think about snacking differently? A chip that had a richer flavor, and didn't leave your finger greasy?

For me, this was Riceworks.

Made with whole grain, brown rice, Riceworks chips satisfy my chip craving, but are nutritionally better than the standard corn or potato chip. Also, I LOVE brown rice. Period. It's good for you, it's filling, and I love the slightly nutty flavor. So, a chip made with brown rice? A chip with no artificial flavors, no cholesterol, and no trans fat? Made for me.

Confession time

Do you have a snacking confession to make? Here's mine...

Occasionally I still buy the large multi-pack of chips for the girls to pack with the school lunches. I hide the whole bag in the basement. If I don't, The Mister will eat every last bag. But also? I have to hide it from me! I can't eat just one chip, curl, or puff.

Tell Riceworks your snacking confession on Facebook and you can get a $1.00 off coupon to help you make the switch!

Win 5 Bags of Riceworks

Riceworks is giving me coupons for 5 bags of chips that I can give away to one of you! Here's how to enter: (each counts as a separate entry - just leave me a comment for each one)

1. Confess your snacking sin right here in a comment

2. "Like" Riceworks on Facebook and confess your snacking sin there too!

3. Post a link to this giveaway on twitter and mention @JanineNickel in the tweet (put the URL to the tweet in your comment)

Contest open to residents of US and Canada 18 years and over, and ends Saturday, 9/17/11 at noon Eastern. Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond before I choose another winner.

Good Luck!

Disclosure: I will receive coupons for 5 bags of chips as a thank you for helping spread the word about Riceworks and the Facebook app. But, if you think I'm writing about this just for chips, you are crazy and need to confess more than your snacking sins I bet. I love love these chips. I met the Riceworks folks at Blogher. And I'm excited to have you try them too!


Enjoy Summer in a Box of Natural Goodies

What is the first thing you think of when you think summer?

Is it the beach or the pool?

Do you think of grilling?

Well my first thought is - ice cream!

Each summer I consume great quantities of ice cream. I justify it because it's filled with calcium, vitamin D, and other good - or not-so-good things like growth hormones and antibiotics that are fed the cows who provide the milk for all that ice cream.

Since I've been trying to eat 'cleaner' and have been looking for ways to buy more organic products. When Stonyfield came to me with the Summer in a Box filled with all kinds of natural products including 2 coupons for Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt bars, I gladly said THANKS!

Not only did they give me a box, they are giving one away to a TwoferMom reader!

Enter here to win a Summer in a Box prize pack

Here's what's in the box and a little bit about each one:

Two coupons for Stonyfield Frozen Yogurt Bars in two delicious flavors: Gotta Have Vanilla, and After Dark Chocolate. These bars, made with organic milk, are dipped in rich dark chocolate, and contain four live and active cultures, keeping you and your twins healthy while enjoying a sweet treat.

Badger After-Sun Balm: A certified organic treat for sun-parched skin.

Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream: a 100% natural moisturizer formulated with extracts of melissa (lemon balm), extracts of anthyllis, carrot, witch hazel and English daisy.

Tom’s of Maine:  Simply White, the first and only clinically proven natural whitening toothpaste to earn an ADA seal, The Daily Moisture Body Bar that contains premium moisturizing olive oil, natural vitamin E and leaves your skin clean and fresh, and Beautiful Earth Deodorant works to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria.

Uncle Matt’s Organic Lemonade and Juices: By buying Uncle Matt’s fresh fruit and juice you’re helping more than 20 small growers that make up their family of farms.


Here's how you can enter:

Leave a comment telling me how you are incorporating organic into your summer routine.

That's it! Nice and easy. And maybe you'll give me some ideas to try!

Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents 18 and over and ends August 19, 2011. Winner will be notified via email so be sure to include your email in the comment form (not in the comment itself). Winner has 48 hours to respond before I choose another winner.

Good luck and thanks for entering!


**UPDATE 8/23/11**

Congratulations to Angel for winning the box of goodies! Thanks everyone for entering!