Sunday, May 21, 2017

Komax pitcher for National Iced Tea Month [giveaway]

We just had a mini heat wave last week in Massachusetts, which is uncharacteristic for middle of May.

My go-to cold drink is iced tea, and I've been drinking it on the way to work. So many people like iced coffee, but I really don't like it. Iced tea is more refreshing anyway in my opinion.

And when I'm not on the road, a Komax pitcher of iced tea in the fridge always welcomes me at home. The Komax Titan pitcher is made of plastic, but looks a bit like glass, and is also dishwasher safe. It holds two quarts, so that's about eight 8-oz glasses of water or iced tea or whatever you like.


Oh, and June is also National Iced Tea Month believe it or not.

So in celebration of iced tea, I'm going to give away this Komax pitcher to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. It's available to everyone worldwide.

I also have a bunch of other giveaways going on so check 'em out if you haven't already!

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users worldwide. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Komax.
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Amazon gift card & author SF Said's "Phoenix" [giveaway]

Young Star Wars fans seeking another saga to love can look to this epic middle-grade adventure, Phoenix, from author SF Said. Phoenix is illustrated by Dave McKean with remarkable white-on-black spacescapes.

SF Said is an award-winning author living in London since he was 2 years old. He wrote his first novel, Varjak Paw, in 2003, while working as a speechwriter for the Crown Prince of Jordan.

I discovered SF Said on Twitter when I was searching for content about The Little Prince, a children's book I recently finished and have sort of become obsessed with. The book is one of his favorites too.



Phoenix is SF Said's third book. It's about a boy with unprecedented power who must turn to the terrifying Alien enemies of humanity to discover his true nature and bring peace to a galaxy at war. The Daily Mail gave the book praise, which is nothing to sneeze at.

"Fabulous, high-octane stuff, with an uplifting ending, stunningly illustrated by the brilliant McKean" – The Daily Mail


Lucky lives a relatively normal life on a remote moon of the planet Aries One, safe from the turmoil and devastation of the interstellar war between Humans and Aliens. Lucky has seen images of the horned, cloven-hooved Aliens before, but he’s never seen one up close.

Then one night, he dreams that the stars are singing to him—and wakes to evidence suggesting that he is not so normal after all.

When Lucky’s mother sacrifices herself to help him escape an elite Human military force called the Shadow Guards, he must rely on the Alien crew of a ramshackle starship, where he finds that humanity’s deadly enemies seem surprisingly Human up close.

In fact, they may be more Human than Lucky himself, who has a dangerous power that could change the course of the war and the fate of the galaxy—if he can learn how to use it.


So who wants to win something?! Candlewick Press and I have partnered up to give away a few things - two lucky Giveaway Guy readers will win a copy of SF Said's Phoenix and another reader will win a $20 Amazon gift card.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. Winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winners will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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Relaxing lemongrass body lotion from Lee's Lotions

Last Fall I featured lavender body lotion and Lee's Lotions is back this time with lemongrass. This is a reminder we should be wary of ingredients we put on our skin.

Lees Lotions is an Etsy shop run by Kelly out of New Hampshire, a state I've been to many times. It's a wonderful place for those who like the outdoors. Kelly makes lotions made only from all-natural, organic oils and beeswax to assure you the skin that you're meant to feel.


Kelly's products might not be pretty colors, but they hold a beautiful natural shade of gold because there's no synthetic coloring or flavoring. There are no synthetic materials or chemicals used in the lotions, soaps, or any other beauty accessories.


The lotion is great before bed or getting up in the morning. Or just use it as a way to calm the mind and the body. Try using this lotion right after you get out of the shower - your skin will quickly turn softer than ever before. Use it on your face, hands, wherever.

The lemongrass lotion will brighten your dull day and leave you with an improved mental clarity. All you need is a small dab and the jar will last a long time. It doesn't take much to get good coverage on your skin.


We should always have control over what goes on our skin, and this lemongrass body lotion is sure to fix your dry, cracked skin. My knuckles usually get very dry in the cold months, but even in Spring I apply.

Whether you're a man, woman, or child with dry skin, give this lotion a shot and give your skin the moisture it needs.

So who wants to win something?! Lee's Lotions is offering a jar of natural lemongrass lotion to TWO lucky Giveaway Guy readers.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. Two winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winners will have 24 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Rockwell Pets natural dog shampoo [review]

As dog owners we have more than enough to worry about. Isn't it nice using things made with high quality ingredients?

Rockwell Pets Pro is passionate about their products, and the well-being of our pets is a priority. They're committed to making more natural and safer products for our pets and families.


The natural pet shampoo, which Henry got his paws on, is made from Aloe Vera, Hemp Seed, and Argan Kernel, as well as Natural Willow, Meadowsweet, Chaparral, and Olive Extracts.

The shampoo re-moisturizes dry skin for better health and well-being, and I was happy to try it out with Henry. Well, Henry tried it. Not me.
  • MOISTURIZES AND SOOTHES - natural ingredients improve skin conditions and soothe your dog’s coat.
  • PROMOTES NATURAL SKIN FLORA - luxurious oils replenish your dog’s natural oils to moisturize skin and promote a healthy coat.
  • COMFORTS DRY AND ITCHY SKIN - liquid soap that is free of petroleum and animal by-products to support your dog’s well-being and reduce sensitive reactions.

Henry about to have a bath

Rockwell Pets' shampoo is eco-friendly and made from natural ingredients. Free from synthetic fragrances, colors, or antimicrobial preservatives for a better experience. I won't just use any brand with my dog - it has to me made of good ingredients and have a good reputation.

Using the shampoo is just like using shampoo on yourself. Get your dog wet with warm water, massage the shampoo into the roots, and rinse everything off.

Rockwell Pets recommends monthly baths to remove accumulated toxins and maintain the natural skin flora. With Henry, he gets baths more frequently than that since he goes hiking just about every day and gets muddy.

Rockwell Pets even has a Vizsla in a product image

I like this natural pet shampoo. It's scented with lavender but it's really not that overpowering, and there might be a hint of eucalyptus in there. The shampoo does the job, getting rid of dirt and grime, leaving your dog fresh and clean.

Henry's hair isn't greasy or anything and it's just as soft as ever.

If for some reason you have a bad experience with the shampoo, Rockwell Pets will replace the product or give you 100% of your money back, no questions asked. Give it a try with your dog!

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Weekday Best's watercolor dog portraits [review]

For the dog lovers who read this blog, or if you like colorful art as I do, check out this artist! I recently had the pleasure of getting my hands (or should I say paws) on a print of an original watercolor portrait from Weekday Best.

Shaunna is the artist of Weekday Best, specializing in watercolor portraits. These portraits are a fun way to capture the personality of our pets! You can either purchase prints of Shaunna's originals, or get a custom watercolor portrait in a colorful, fun style.

German short-haired pointer watercolor

The watercolor print I have is the German short-haired pointer (GSP), shown above. GSPs are very similar to the Vizsla, which I have, and both breeds are a lot of fun. The GSP and Vizsla have similar bodies and facial features, and they both require a lot of exercise. Not just a walk or two a day - they need to run and hike.

The painting also can look like a Weimaraner or other sporting dog. And this print is of an original watercolor painting in bright and bold colors, and a few paint spatters for good measure. Shaunna loves to paint in bright colors to bring out your pet's personality.

I'm a fan of color (that's what I say when people poke fun at my wardrobe choices), and I'm impressed with Shaunna's work.

Henry doing his best to imitate a GSP

You can choose from a variety of print sizes in portrait format - 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, and 13x19. This archival matte paper features a smooth surface, heavy weight, neutral white, matte paper engineered for accurate color reproduction.

Watercolor print hanging on the wall

My wife has the watercolor print hanging on the wall in her office and it says it brightens her day and makes her think of our boy Henry. I might have to get a print for my own office for a bit of color.

Turnaround time for a custom portrait is anywhere from 6-10 weeks, so if you need it by a certain date be sure to contact Shaunna of Weekday Best. A one of a kind painting is waiting for you!

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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I'm Seth, owner of the Giveaway Guy blog. I live in the suburbs outside of Boston with my wife and have a career in SEO. I enjoy writing reviews and entering giveaways in my spare time.
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