Giveaway: State Farm Trunk Safety Makeover Kit + Driver’s Roadside Preparedness Infographic

*This post is sponsored by State Farm.  However, all opinions and experiences are 100% my own.

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State Farm Driver’s Roadside Preparedness & Winter Drivings Safety Tips

Winter driving is NO joke in Alaska. Between the extreme weather conditions, bad road conditions, and wildlife that sometimes find their way crossing the roads while you’re on them, you can bet that it’s super important to be prepared in the event you find yourself stuck on the side of the road. Not being prepared in some cases can lead to serious consequences, maybe even death because there are certain parts of Alaskawhere you could be stuck off road  in the middle of winter for an unknown determined amount of time before help arrives.  It is essential that all drivers need to put together a trunk safety kit so that if you ever find yourself stranded on the side of the road, you have all the necessary supplies to stay safe until you’re rescued.

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A recent survey by State Farm® and KRC Research found that 2/3rds of drivers (67 percent) had some sort of “junk” (non-emergency supplies) in their trunk ranging from shoes to toys to used food or drink containers. While nearly all drivers (96 percent) had at least one emergency item in their vehicle, such as a spare tire or jumper cables, a mere five percent carried all the emergency roadside equipment, including jumper cables, spare tire, hazard triangle/road flares, flashlight, first aid kid, windshield scraper, water, non-perishable food and a blanket.  Check out the Driver’s Roadside Preparedness Infographic below to read more statistics.

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What does a prepared trunk safety kit look like?  It looks much like this picture below.  You can see all the emergency supplies that will be handy in case you are stuck on the side of the road for some time.  I know I myself have some work in this area.  For more State Farm safety tips, you can visit this link to read more.  Thanks to State Farm, one lucky Blessings Abound Mommy reader will be one step closer to having a complete roadside preparedness trunk safety kit.  Enter to win at the bottom of this post!

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 State Farm Trunk Safety Makeover Kit Giveaway

A lucky Blessings Abound Mommy reader will win a State Farm Trunk Safety Makeover Kit that includes a triangular-shaped hazard warning sign tote bag, a set of jumper cables, a heavy-duty plastic ice scraper, a tire pressure gauge, a nine piece ratchet set with rigid hand driver, a pair of standard slip-joint pliers, a flathead screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a roll of red electrical tape, blade-style automotive fuses, a pair of white work gloves, an insulated ring & spade terminals, mini LED flashlight, supa cham towel, shoulder tote bag, and a box of Nature Valley granola bars (ARV $50)!  All you have to do in order to be qualified for a chance to win is to follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget/link below.  Contest ends March 18th at 12:00 ET and is open to US only.

Giveaway: 45th Anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Prize Pack #veryhungrycaterpillar

*This post is sponsored by Penguin Books. However, all experiences and opinions are 100% mine.

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Celebrate 45 Years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

One of my children’s favorite books is the classic story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. After 45 years, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is still enjoyed by kids of all ages. This book was also one that I fondly remember as a child.  It’s one of those books that I’m glad has stood the test of time and continues to engage children with the beautifully vivid illustrations and fun, upbeat story line. I love wholesome books that keeps my kids entertained and helps feed that hunger to read.  The Very Hungry Caterpillar has done just that in our household and I’m so pleased that it remains a popular book for kids so that future generations can enjoy this wonderful children’s book too!

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About the Anniversary
2014 marks the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s pre-school classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The anniversary will be officially celebrated on the annual “Very Hungry Caterpillar Day” which takes place every year on the first day of spring (March 20th).

Since its publication in 1969, 36 million copies of the book have sold worldwide and it has been published in 55 languages. That year the book was also named one of the best children’s books of the year by The New York Times, and it has since become a beloved, must-own classic. Today, every 30 seconds, somewhere in the world, a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is sold.

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Eric Carle (www.eric-carle.com) is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. He has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books have sold around the world. In 2002, Eric and his wife Barbara opened The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (www.carlemuseum.org) in Amherst, MA, a 40,000 square foot space dedicated to inspiring a love of art among children by introducing them to picture book art by renowned artists from around the world.

Want to stay connected with author Eric Carle and keep up with the latest happenings on The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other related picture books for young children?  You can do so by visiting the Official Site, following @PenguinKids on Twitter, liking The World of Eric Carle on Facebook, and liking Penguin Kids on Facebook. You can additionally follow the conversation on Twitter by using the hash tag, #veryhungrycaterpillar.

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45th Anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Book Prize Pack Giveaway:

A lucky Blessings Abound Mommy reader will win a limited edition anniversary tote and a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book!  All you have to do is follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below!

Giveaway: Call In Well with Ricola Prize Pack + $25 Visa Gift Card #swissherbs #callinwell

This post is sponsored by Ricola.  However, all experiences and opinions are 100% my own.

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Ricola “Call In Well” Campaign

The cold and flu season is still here and even as a stay at home, homeschooling mom, I can’t take sick days. Raising my kids and managing our household is a full time job with no days off so I take all sorts of measures to stay well. My husband, who is the breadwinner, also can’t afford any sick days as he works hard to meet our family of eight’s needs and I stay diligent in making sure that we’re doing all we can to ensure he’s healthy during this time of year too.

That’s why I think it’s great that Ricola started their “Call In Well” campaign to remind everyone that there are steps you can take to feel better this time of year.  When you’re feeling better, you can go out and enjoy all the great things winter has to offer.  Instead of taking “sick days” we can rejoice and start taking advantage of “well days”.   This is extremely important to our family as we like to work hard and play hard together!  To help celebrate our steps towards “well days”, Ricola has put together a sweet prize package to giveaway.  Enter below for a chance to win!

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Ricola Call In Well Chrüterchraft Prize Pack Giveaway:

A lucky Blessings Abound Mommy reader will win a Ricola Soothing Relief Kit (which includes Ricola product & cough drop tin) and a $25 Visa gift card! All you have to do in order to be qualified to enter is to follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget/link below!  Contest ends at midnight March 15th.

May Mobile Mom Mother’s Day Giveaway Event

Welcome to the May Mobile Mom Mother’s Day Giveaway Event!  We are continuing our monthly giveaway event to spoil new, expectant, and seasoned mommies!

Motherhood is something to be celebrated! Mobile Mom and LoveSquaredDesigns are honoring moms with a chance to win a $200 SpaFinder gift card for a day of pampering and a beautiful custom necklace so mom can always wear her children close to her heart!

Mobile Mom Mother's Day GiveawayOne of the most exciting parts of becoming a mom is feeling the baby kick for the first time. Those kicks are pretty important too because they can help you monitor your baby and reassure you that baby is doing just fine. Starting around the third trimester doctors recommend doing regular kick counts. Mobile Mom has created an app to make this task easy and fun. The Mobile Mom Kick Counter is a convenient way to monitor and record your baby’s activity to help you identify potential problems. It will help keep worrying to a minimum so you can enjoy your pregnancy. The app is FREE! Find out more about this app and the other Mobile Mom apps (Ovulation Calculator, Pregnancy Test, Due Date Calculator, Weight Gain Calculator and Baby Names) at www.MobileMom.com.

Mobile Mom Mother's Day Giveaway
Lisa McKenney, the owner of LoveSquaredDesigns, has always had a love for creating beautiful things. She believes the most important part of our lives are the family and friends we cherish. She combines the two in the gorgeous soldered jewelry she creates with your own treasured photos. She hand makes every piece with the hope that the recipient will feel the love inside. Lisa has a very big heart and through the sales of her necklaces has been able to donate over 10,000 to two amazing organizations fighting to set girls free in Thailand and India!

The square designs like the one pictured above feature a custom-made, reversible 1″ glass soldered pendant with a photo on one side and a design of your choice on the other side. You may also choose to have photos on both sides. The pendant is hung on a 24″ 2.4mm silver ball chain or 17″ dainty 1.2mm ball chain and includes a dangle of your choice.

LoveSquaredDesigns necklaces are the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. Prices range from $25-$35. The last day to order for guaranteed Mother’s Day delivery is May 3rd!

Lisa offers a variety of custom necklaces in her LoveSquaredDesigns Etsy Shop and has offered to create a custom piece for one lucky winner!

Feeling lucky? Enter to win a $200 SpaFinder.com gift card and a LoveSquaredDesigns custom necklace by filling out the form below.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored giveaway. Blessings Abound Mommy is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Review & Giveaway: AT&T LifeProof iPhone 5 Case #ATTalaska

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About AT&T LifeProof iPhone 5 Case:

It is the thinnest, lightest, strongest all-protective case ever created. LifeProof delivers the waterproof, dirt-proof, snow-proof, and shockproof protection you expect, and so much more.  Every feature has been designed to work seamlessly with your iPhone 5 – touchscreen, camera, buttons, microphones, and speakers. The incredibly low profile adds a mere 1.5 mm to each edge, and the sleek silhouette showcases your iPhone 5′s already legendary design.  The four proofs:

  • Waterproof – submersible to 6.6′ (2m) for up to 30 minutes.
  • Dirt-proof – totally sealed against minute dirt & dust ingress.
  • Snow-proof – fully enclosed to keep out melting snow, sleet, and ice.
  • Shockproof – withstands drop impacts from up to 6.6′ (2m).

Includes case, cleaning cloth, headphone adapter, and headphone jack cover keeper.

AT&T LifeProof iPhone 5 Case Mom Review:

Living in Alaska, no ordinary iPhone case will do.  With all the snow we get and the outdoor activities we participate in, we need a heavy duty case to handle and survive the elements through out activities like ice fishing, hunting, hiking, backpacking into the mountains, etc.  As a mother to many little ones, I also have to protect my phone from their wear and tear when they handle my phone.   That’s what I adore about the LifeProof iPhone 5 Cases that you can get at AT&T.  They really have it all when it comes to protecting your iPhone!

The LifeProof iPhone 5 Case is available in black, white, green, red, and blue.  I opted for a white/gray one and I am just smitten with it!  My husband was too, evidently, as he has claimed it for his own.  No worries, he owes me big time and I will be getting the same case for my own iPhone soon!  I loved how slim the design is so it’s easier to carry around, especially since the iPhone 5 is a little bigger than the 4.  You can tell when you snap on the case, that it’s pretty hardcore in its construction and there’s no way for the ports to get dusty or compromised either.  I have no doubts that any dirt, water, and other harmful substances will be kept out, keeping your iPhone in pristine condition at all times.

One of the features that I’m a big fan on is that it’s also shock proof!!!  How many times have I had damage to my phone between the kids and I accidentally dropping it.  I have all hardwood and tile flooring in my home so a dropped iPhone is not a little thing and has done a lot of damage to my iPhone.  With the LifeProof iPhone 5 Case, that’s one concern I’ll never have to worry about again!  A win for this mama!  I also like that it doesn’t hinder the ability to use my iPhone, whether I’m texting or accessing an App or my by camera.  It truly is a quality case and I believe the best to protect your iPhone 5!

I honestly think this is my favorite iPhone case to date.  I know my husband is equally ecstatic about the LifeProof iPhone 5 Case as well.  As a real estate agent, he uses his iPhone all the time and because it’s so light and slim, it’s extremely convenient to take in and out of his pocket when he’s talking with clients.  He’s pretty high maintenance with his iPhone too and as an extreme outdoorsman, he needed an iPhone case that matches his tenacity to push the limits like he does.  With his iPhone fully encapsulated in the LifeProof iPhone 5 Case, there’s no elements that he will encounter that would pose a risk to his iPhone.  What a great peace of mind that is when you’re out in the middle of nowhere?!

Where To Buy:  The LifeProof iPhone 5 Case is available for $80 at AT&T online or in store.

 

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AT&T LifeProof iPhone 5 Case Giveaway:

A lucky Blessings Abound Mommy reader will win a LifeProof iPhone 5 Case from AT&T!  All you have to do in order to be qualified for a chance to win is to follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget/link below!

*I received product and information for this post by AT&T.  However, all opinions and experiences are 100% my own.

Giveaway: Quaker Free For All Friday At Kroger Stores + $25 Visa Gift Card #quakerfreeforall

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Quaker Free For All Event This Friday At Kroger Stores:

Free For All Friday is happening again with another sampling event hosted at Kroger (and its banner) stores across the America!  While you shop at your local chain during Free for All Friday, you can receive free samples of select PepsiCo brands, while supplies last.  Feel free to join us for Quaker’s Free For All Friday in-store event on this Friday, April 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. local time.  PepsiCo and Kroger will be giving away samples of the most flavorful PepsiCo products to hit store shelves in recent months.  Consumers will have the chance to taste some of Quaker’s newest products:

  • Quaker Big Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
  • Quaker Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
  • Quaker Chewy Strawberry Yogurt Bars

You can learn more about Quaker Free For All Friday and a list of participating Kroger (and its banner) stores at krogerquakerfreeforall.com.  Be sure to let us know you’re participating by using the hashtag, #QuakerFreeForAll, on Twitter!

Featured Quaker Products-

Quaker Chewy Yogurt Snack Bar, Strawberry flavored:

  • A delicious snack to help fuel you and your family’s day
  • A good source of calcium
  • 12g whole grains
  • Real fruit with a delicious yogurt-flavored coating
  • Available in strawberry, blueberry and vanilla

New! Quaker Big Chewy, Chocolate Chip:

  • A delicious, wholesome snack that gets you going and keeps you going with 13grams of whole grains
  • If you like Quaker Chewy, you will love Quaker Big Chewy.  It’s 60% bigger than our regular Chewy bar and is topped with a delicious drizzle (either chocolaty drizzle or peanut buttery drizzle)
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Available in two delicious flavors, Chocolate Chip and  Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

New! Quaker Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • Quaker brings the goodness of our whole grains oats to Chocolate Chip Cookies so it’s a cookie you can feel good about eating
  • Made with 10 grams of whole grains
  • Good source of fiber
  • One pack of cookies includes 4 crispy chocolate chip cookies, perfect for on-the-go
  • We also have large soft baked oatmeal cookies that are individually wrapped
  • Try our delicious soft baked oatmeal cookies, Oatmeal Raisin and Chocolate & Almond
    Check out these brands online:

  • @Quaker  www.facebook.com/Quaker
  • @FritoLay  www.facebook.com/FritoLay
  • @PepsiCo  www.facebook.com/PepsiCo

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Quaker Free For All Event $25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway:

A lucky Blessings Abound Mommy reader will win a $25 Visa Gift Card!  All you have to do in order to be qualified for a chance to win is to follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below!

 

*I received samples, a gift card, and information for a sponsored post by Frito-Lay to share the Quaker Free For All Event.  However, all opinions and experiences are 100% my own.

Prilosec OTC Deal And Gift Pack With $100 Amex Gift Card Giveaway! #POTCBOGO

Are you one of those that suffers from heartburn when eating some of your favorite foods?  With the SuperBowl coming soon, many of us will indulge, and possibly, overindulge, in foods that will cause heartburn.  To help remedy the effects of heartburn and give relief, Prilosec OTC, may be the best deffensive line to treat these bothersome symptoms!   For a limited time, you can purchase two 42-count Prilosec OTC products in one single transaction and receive a $25 gift card in the mail.  This deal ends February 15, so you need to act fast in order to score heartburn relief when you need it most and rejoice heartburn free with the gift card!

Giveaway Time (required entry): A lucky Blessings Abound Mommy reader will win a special Prilosec OTC gift pack, complete with a $100 AMEX giftcard to splurge on yourr favorite foods without the fear of heartburn! All you have to do in order to be qualified for a chance to win is leave a comment with your favorite guilty-pleasure food!

10 Extra Entries:

Blog about this Blessing with a link back to this giveaway post!

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  • Write on the Prilosec OTC Facebook Wall that you entered to win a Prilosec OTC Gift Pack with a $100 Amex Gift Card on Blessings Abound Mommy with a link back to this post.
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One winner will be chosen via Random Drawing.  Winners who I am unable to contact and who doesn’t claim their prize within 48 hours of being sent their winning email notification and me posting the winner of the prize in the winner’s section will forfeit their prize and prize will be held in a live contest following failure to claim.  Please follow directions or you will be disqualified!  This Blessing is open to bloggers and nonbloggers alike. You have from now until January26th at 11:59 PM (Alaskatime) to comment and be entered for a chance to win.  I will randomly pick one winner and announce it here on my blog shortly after January 37th!  Blessing open to USA only!

For more chances to win, visit my bloggy pals and enter their giveaways too:

  1. Being Alison
  2. My Silly Monkeys
  3. Empowering Mommy
  4. Babes and Kids
  5. Southern Bella’s Way To Save
  6. Moody Mama Says
  7. A Mom’s Impression
  8. Kiddies Corner Deals
  9. The Not So Blog
  10. She Scribes
  11. The Divine Miss Mommy
  12. I Could Use A Deal
  13. 3 Garnets 2 Sapphires
  14. Potamus Prefers

*Product and information was provided free of charge in exchange for this post from Prilosec OTC and doesn’t affect my views or feedback of the product or service.  This post is based solely on my personal opinion and experience and results may vary person to person.

Anytime Costumes Review and Giveaway!

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Meet the Company:

AnytimeCostumes.com is your year-round source for adult costumes, child costumes, plus-size costumes, costume accessories, theatrical make-up, masks, wigs, beards, props and holiday decorations.

AnytimeCostumes.com is a family owned and operated company. We began in 1975 as a retail party and costume store and grew to be Long Island’s leading Halloween and holiday costume supplier. In 1999, we expanded to the Internet availing our 30 years of retail costume expertise to the world. At AnytimeCostumes.com, we strive to differentiate ourselves from the other costume sites. We also ship 95% of the orders received by 2:00 pm Eastern time the same business day!

Our experienced buyers strive to provide the best in product quality and price. Our Costume Professionals consistently provide excellent customer service. All of our staff is knowledgeable of our vast product line and dedicated to making your shopping experience fun, satisfying and safe. In total, our staff has over 100 years of costume experience.

AnytimeCostumes.com is constantly adding new products to our inventory of over 5000 products. We keep our warehouse stocked to meet your costuming needs throughout the year for every holiday and occasion. At AnytimeCostumes.com, costumes are not just for Halloween. We carry a huge selection of costumes for all holidays including Mardi Gras, Easter, Renaissance Faire, St. Patrick’s Day, Purim, President’s Day, Luau, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. We also carry costuming for school plays, amateur and professional theatrical productions and corporate events.

 

Through the Mom Trials:  There’s nothing like the joy and excitement a child feels when they can pretend and dress up to be anything their heart desires!  At Anytime Costumes, you’ll find the right costume for you child with their vast selection of costumes, dress up clothes, and costume accessoriesto make their Halloween night or dress up fun all year round!   The site is easy to navigate and the categories are set up so you can find the perfect costume easily in no time.  Their competitive prices and timely shipping coupled with their superior customer service is unbeatable to provide top grade, customer satisfaction!

It didn’t take long for my oldest daughter to choose which costume she’d like to prance around and she chose the Child Indian Princess Wildflower Costume and what a transformation it is!  This Indian Princess Costume comes with a deep brown dress with pointed bottom and fringe detail, matching poncho with fringe trim, plush boot covers, and two Indian feather hair accessories.  It’s a complete Halloween costume that won’t need any extra accessories or other props to get the full effect.  The sizing was right on and there are no irritating tags or itchy seams for a comfortable fit.  This costume is terrific for any occasion from Halloween, Thanksgiving, school and historical projects, holidays, make believe play and more!

 

Deal Alert:  Get FREE UPS Ground Shipping on orders over $45 with the coupon code, Sept9A, at checkout!  Free Shipping Offer ends September 17th!

Giveaway Time:  A lucky Blessings Abound Mommy reader will win an infant, toddler, child or teen costume of your choice!  All you have to do is visit Anytime Costumes and leave a comment with which costume you’d like to win!

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Please leave a separate comment for each item that you have completed stating that you have done so.

Winner will be chosen via Random Drawing.  Winners who I am unable to contact and who doesn’t claim their prize within 48 hours of being sent their winning email notification and me posting the winner of the prize in the winner’s section will forfeit their prize and prize will be held in a live contest following failure to claim.  Please follow directions or you will be disqualified!  This Blessing is open to bloggers and nonbloggers alike. You have from now until October 1st at 11:59 PM (Alaska time) to comment and be entered for a chance to win.  I will randomly pick one winner and announce it here on my blog shortly after October 2nd!  Blessing open to USA only!

Father’s Day Fling Day 9: Best Buy Electronics Prize Package Giveaway! #contest #giveaway

best-buy-logo-akblessingsaboundHave a dad or husband who is always on the look out for the latest electronics or technology available?  Best Buy is the one stop shop for any electronics on his wish list.  This Father’s Day, let the techie dad know you care by finding the hottest electronics and gadgets available.  Best Buy appreciates fathers and has generously contributed to this Electronics Prize Package that any electronics and tech savvy dad would love!

Meet the Company:

We make technology deliver on its promises.

It might surprise some of you that so far we haven’t mentioned consumer electronics (although, we just did) because Best Buy is associated so strongly with technology. And don’t get us wrong; we love the stuff. It’s just that we think technology should serve people, and not the other way around. You might say that we love technology, but we’re not in love with technology. Technology makes a lot of promises, and we’re here to make it live it up to those promises. For people.

Featured Father’s Day Gifts from Best Buy:

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Insignia™ 7.0-Megapixel Digital Camera – (Available in Pink and Blue)

Snap clear portraits using this 7.0-megapixel digital camera with 4X digital zoom. High ISO sensitivity means even low-light pictures turn out bright and natural, and face detection technology optimizes exposure and ensures you will always be focused on the faces in your photos. Burst mode lets you take pictures quickly so you can capture the best possible image, while smile capture mode allows you to shoot automatically when your subject laughs, smiles or grins. Coupled with digital image stabilization, these features ensure vivid, detailed photos without blurring.

FEATURES:

* 7.0-megapixel CCD captures high-resolution images up to 3062 x 2292 pixels
* 2.5″ color LCD screen for excellent visibility even in bright sunlight
* Scene modes include portrait, landscape, sunset, backlight, children, night, fireworks, snow, food building and text
* Built-in autofocus uses programmed autoexposure modes, including aperture priority and shutter priority, along with a manual mode, to ensure clear shots
* Auto, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent and manual white balance controls achieve natural tones under different lighting conditions
* Flash modes include auto, flash-on, flash-off, fill flash and red-eye reduction for great images no matter what the lighting
* Color modes include black-and-white, sepia, color, negative, red, green and blue
* High-quality video mode records AVI video with audio at 640 x 480 and 30 fps or at 320 x 240 and 30 fps for easy movie capture
* 16MB internal memory with support for Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity and MultiMediaCard memory cards
* PictBridge compatible so you can connect your camera to a compatible printer and print photos directly without using a PC
* Comes with 2 AA alkaline batteries, A/V and USB cables, wrist strap and owner’s manual

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Rocketfish 2MP Autofocus Webcam

Add a little fun to your Web chats with this Rocketfish 2MP Autofocus Webcam that easily clips onto your notebook or LCD monitor. The intelligent face tracking technology focuses on you, while autofocus always ensures a sharp and precise image. It lets you chat using the most popular instant messenger software and includes Advanced Video FX so you can add exciting visual effects to your chatting.

FEATURES:

* Up to 8.0-megapixel still image capture and 2.0-megapixel video capture
* Built-in microphone for videoconferencing and recording
* Works with instant messenger software including AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, and MSN Messenger
* PC and Mac compatible

Giveaway Time: A lucky Blessings Abound reader will win a Best Buy Electronics Prize Package that includes both the InsigniaTM 7.0-Megapixel Digital Camera and Rocketfish 2MP Autofocus Webcampictured above! All you have to do in order to be qualified for a chance to win is to visit Best Buy and leave a comment in the provided entry form with another product that would be perfect for your dad!

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Father’s Day Fling Day 5: Lands’ End Father’s Day Prize Package Review And Giveaway! #contest #giveaway

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Meet the Company:

Lands’ End is a direct merchant of traditionally styled clothing for the family, soft luggage, and products for the home. We offer products through our catalogs, on the Internet and in our Inlet stores. Our goal is to please our customers with the highest levels of quality and service in the industry, along with an unequivocal ironclad guarantee.

 

Through the Mom Trials:  Your family will love this DuraCord Hammock from Lands’ End!  This durable, quality made hammock features tough Duracord fibers that dries quickly, is stain resistant, and discourages microbial growth to prevent mildew.  The fibers feel just as soft and cozy as cotton and withstands up to 1,000 hours of UV exposure, protecting the hammock from fading in the sun.  It has solid oak spreader bars that make this hammock stable so your family can get in and out of the hammock easily and the zinc-plated stainless steel hardware ensures it will be securely fastened to trees safely and prevent rusting.

The DuraCord Hammock was quick and easy to mount onto our birch trees on our property.  The hammock is wide enough to fit a couple adults and my husband and I could lay next to one another comfortably side by side.  It could also accommodate three of our kids or one adult with two kids easily without feeling like we were cramped in together.  It was hard to tell that the fibers of the hammock weren’t made from the soft goodness of cotton and has provided many hours of  relaxing, snuggle time outside on a nice Spring day.  It’s so comfy that you’ll find yourself wanting to drift off to nap in the warm, sunshine.

With Summer arriving soon, this is a perfect complement to your yard that your whole family can enjoy and has an affordable price tag of $179.50 (now on sale for $$125.65 for a short time).   Treat your dad, husband, or family to much needed downtime and look forward to lazy Summer days with Lands’ End DuraCord Hammock!

More Featured Father’s Day Gifts from Lands’ End:

 

Cooler Tote

Say goodbye to cumbersome, hard-sided coolers. Our waterproof Cooler Tote is insulated to keep snacks and drinks refreshingly chilled – so it’s perfect for picnic plans, sporting events and car trips. Durable canvas is coated with PEVA, a non-chlorinated vinyl, so it resists stains and cleans up in a snap. Seams are heat-sealed to prevent leaking. Zip-top closure. Spot clean. Imported.  Visit Louise at MomStart to read her Cooler Tote Review.

Painted Adirondack Chair

This Adirondack Chair is crafted in Wisconsin with painstaking details. Made of North American Maple covered with layers of water based (environmentally friendly) paint with a hardener added for years of life. Hardware is corrosion resistant. Designed with a “waterfall” front for a smooth curve behind the knees. Wide armrests hold your favorite iced drink or summer reading. Plus, the pitch of the back is deeper for greater comfort. Some assembly required. Wipe clean. Made in USA.  Visit Karen at 3 Garnets and 2 Sapphires for her Painted Adirondack Chair Review.

Deal Alert:  Dive into big Summer savings with 20-30% off their Home and Travel section!  For a limited time, any teak furniture or outdoor furniture orders over $200 will be shipped for a flat $18.95 within the continental U.S. no matter the size and weight of the order.

Giveaway Time:  A lucky Blessings Abound reader will win a Lands’ End Father’s Day Prize Package that includes the DuraCord Hammock, Painted Adirondack Chair, and Cooler Tote perfect for Summer days ahead!  All you have to do is visit Lands’ End and leave a comment in the provided entry form with one product you like best from their Home & Travel Section !

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