Saturday, January 30, 2016

WoodnPieces Etsy shop & Amazon giveaway

My wife and I bought a house this past summer and we've been decorating and furnishing the place with a rustic feel, piece by piece. We like the cabin-like atmosphere. Wood this, wood that.

Thanks to WoodnPieces, we now have some beautiful wooden coasters for the living room and a wooden cutting board for the kitchen. The cool thing about these pieces is that they're all shaped like the state of Michigan! My wife grew up there and is tickled by all things Michigan.


James (of the WoodnPieces shop) has a variety of board games, cutting boards, and other home decor stuff, all made of wood. He even has candy dispensers, which would make a fun gift for someone, or perhaps you could satisfy your own candy cravings.

The board and coaster set I have goes for $65 - not bad, and a great value for something that will last a long time. The pieces are made of all-natural hardwoods in a striped pattern, and you can see the different colors of wood there. Very cool.


The cutting board is finished with a custom mineral oil and wax finish for a beautiful matte patina. Since it's not too big and not too small, it's a great size for counter work even if you don't have much space. Or, as my wife suggested, the board is a nice size for cheese and crackers when we have guests over.


The coasters are beautifully handcrafted and finished with a mineral oil/beeswax finish to enhance the natural grains of the wood. James also has coasters shaped like apples and slices of bread, so check those out. 


And speaking of looks, we love the wood coasters in our rustic living room. More people need to go with the wood look in our opinion rather than plastic or artificial stuff. Although, I must say we still need drapes and wall decor.

A word to the wise about taking care of your wood pieces - they should never be placed in the dishwasher or submerged in water. And it's good I was reminded of this since we're programmed to just toss everything in the dishwasher. Wipe the pieces with a damp cloth and dry them off right away to preserve the life.

Every piece from WoodnPieces is original and handcrafted with variation depending on the wood species and color. You'll find that no two coasters are alike, so your set will be completely unique!

So let's give away something, shall we?! WoodnPieces and I are offering a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

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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Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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3,000 Twitter followers & Adele 25 giveaway

I've reached another milestone - 3,000 followers on Twitter! Thank you to everyone who visits this blog and follows. If you've seen my Tweets, then you know I love entering to win things and give things away.

Last week I picked up a CD after a long, long drought. Feels good to pop the disc in and enjoy the experience.

Need some new music? Well I've got a great album for you! Adele's 25 is up for grabs to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. The giveaway is available to folks worldwide.

25

I also have a handful of other giveaways going on, so check 'em out if you haven't already. I've got a bunch of stuff currently running.

Enter the Adele giveaway 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, Adele.
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Adele - 25 [review]

I've got a soft spot for strong, dynamic female leads. Amy Winehouse (rest in peace) and Adele are two of my favorites. So much talent.

I stopped buying CDs long ago, but broke the streak picking up Adele's 25 the other day. Feels good to pop the disc in and enjoy the experience. What I'd really like is to play this album on vinyl to hear what that's like, but I digress.

25

I've read that Adele had writer's block in the early going for this album. Imagine what 25 might be if she had been able to pour everything out from the get-go...

Yes, "Hello" is huge right now and is definitely a powerful opener to the album. But the whole thing is great. Apparently Adele did the drums on this song, and I didn't know she played those. So that's a fun fact.

The first three songs on 25 are my favorites and it's tough for me not to repeat these tracks. But the more I listen to the entire album the more my mind begins to change.

Following the opener is "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)," which is upbeat, catchy, and in my opinion, the only song that's borderline pop. I think it's a crowd-pleaser. The third track, "I Miss You," is seductive ("Pull me in/Hold me tight/Don't let go") and emotional. I really like the chorus.

Adele is on top of the world with this release and I'm looking forward to the next one... 28? 29?
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

BrightLife Go socks are more than an accessory [giveaway]

Let me guess, you probably considered getting a gym membership to start the year. If you did then you should invest in new, comfy socks. If your feet don't feel comfortable, you don't feel comfortable.

For working out and running around, BrightLife Go wants to show you the beauty, fashion, and health benefits of compression socks. They believe socks are more than an accessory - they're a tool to healthy living.

Sockwell Incline quarter socks

I've got a pair of the Sockwell Incline socks which provide support and protection for my feet, designed for arch support and to also prevent blisters. I'm not sure if I ever want to wear another athletic sock! OK, well maybe I have to since I don't own a dozen pairs yet.

Don't settle for socks that only keep your feet warm - BrightLife Go has you covered with a nice collection of men's and women's athletic socks that invigorate your feet and legs and improve recovery time.

BrightLife Go offers free shipping in the U.S., which includes Alaska and Hawaii, APO and FPO addresses, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. There is no minimum amount required for free shipping. They also have an easy return policy as a Return/Exchange Form is included in every package.

So who wants a pair of socks?! The folks at BrightLife Go have been gracious enough to offer a pair of Sockwell Incline quarter socks to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

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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Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Fulham Salon in Wellesley, MA [review]

I like the rustic atmosphere at Fulham Salon in Wellesley and it reminds me a bit of home with the wood tones.

On a cold, windy day it was nice to step inside the warm salon and be greeted by smiles and friendly folks. As a guy, nice salons like Fulham can make me feel like an outsider, but not here. I felt comfortable and was treated well.

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I showed the stylist, Jenny, a picture of what I wanted my hair to resemble and told her whatever you can do would be great. I feel like she went above and beyond for me and was also knowledgeable about my hair in particular - like how I can best get my hair to stay the way I want it to.

In the end, my cut looked great and with a little bit of styling clay I was pretty impressed with the way things turned out. I felt like a new man with a fresh look.

Jenny's talented and friendly, and since I believe she's heading to the Newton salon I may have to check out that location too.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Golden Goddess Honey [giveaway]

It's cold and windy here, which means I've been having lots of hot tea. And I've been adding raw honey to it for some sweetness. Do you have honey in the kitchen?

Golden Goddess Honey and Samantha Parsons are committed to providing artisanal honey combined with key herbs and spices for a unique, delicious product.

All honey is locally harvested from Western Massachusetts and combined with the finest quality herbs and spices. I briefly lived in Western Mass and it's a beautiful part of the state. I enjoy supporting businesses out there.


The mint-infused honey shown above is great for adding to hot tea. Refreshing and invigorating, you could also consider adding it to a homemade salad dressing. You can add honey to a lot of things.

There are seven honey varieties to choose from as of this writing with all kinds of benefits and feelings - energizing and warming, spicy and awakening, and floral and calming, just to name a few.


Golden Goddess Honey is also invested in helping advance the survival and well-being of the honeybee and a healthy environment. Save the bees! Check out a short bee infographic I posted about why they matter.
So who wants some honey?!

Golden Goddess Honey also has an educational section on the site. Bees, honey, and plants are fascinating and play an important role in our food system. Check out the various links to learn more about the bees and such.


Samantha is graciously offering three jars of raw honey (vanilla, lemon, and cinnamon) to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. 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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Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Monday, January 18, 2016

Farm-grown roses from JustFreshRoses.com [giveaway]

Valentine's Day is coming and JustFreshRoses.com wants to help make your life (and shopping) easier.

If you've ever shopped for flowers online, then you know it's a pain. Roses in particular are expensive, even more so around Valentine's Day, and the order process is often a long and complicated one.

Just Fresh Roses was created to make it not complicated. It's a one-page ordering process with the bare necessities to complete an order. Say goodbye to the 8-step process you encounter with other sites. And Just Fresh Roses is priced competitively and very affordable.

Freedom variety

The family business has been growing the most stunning roses on their farm for three generations. They have a passion for roses and the stories of love and friendship that each ones tells.

Queen Elizabeth variety

Their goal is to provide only the most elegant roses from our family farm direct to your loved ones heart. With a selection of 11 exquisite varieties, you're bound to find one that you love. Queen Elizabeth, shown above, is one of my favorites - a nice color, but not too bold.

The online order form is so effortless. You get free shipping and no additional fees (we all hate those fees, don't we?). Just fresh roses! The roses are delivered as two bouquets of 25 each. Simply select the two varieties you like. And it's $50 for 50 roses with free shipping remember - you can't beat that price.

Blush variety - reminds me of bacon

So let's give away some flowers, shall we?! Just Fresh Roses is graciously offering a bouquet of 50 roses (two varieties of your choice) to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. This is the perfect gift with Valentine's Day around the corner.

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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Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Shoemerang shoe trees [giveaway]

Who traveled over the holidays? If you did, chances are you packed a pair of shoes, but you probably haven't considered protecting your shoes.

Shoemerang is a family-run, startup company, thrilled to bring to the world their modern version of the classic solution. The world's typical shoe tree is a block of wood or hard plastic, but Shoemerang's shoe trees are manufactured with minimal waste and made of sturdy, durable polyethylene foam.


The name Shoemerang comes from someone tossing a shoe tree prototype across the room in a boomerang fashion. And there you have it.

The shoe tree is designed to prevent shoe denting, wrinkling, and general shape damage with full shoe support from heel to toe. Essentially they help keep your shoe's shape, and as a result, live longer.

While many other types of shoe trees are heavy and bulky (especially the wooden ones), Shoemerang's trees are slim, extremely lightweight, and designed for travel ease. The pair weighs just two ounces.


But don't be fooled by the lack of hard, solid material. The polyethylene foam is super durable and can withstand a lot of pressure. I mean, look at the bowling ball sitting on top of the shoe.

I can confirm the trees will fit just about any shoe you have, whether it's a dress shoe or casual shoe. In fact, the trees are perfect for sticking in my golf shoes. When I fly with my clubs, everything goes into a big travel bag, including my golf shoes. And they always get smashed and warped in the bag. But not now! The Shoemerangs keep the shape and they look great.

So who wants a pair of shoe trees?! The folks at Shoemerang have been gracious enough to offer a pair of trees to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.

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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Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Valentine's Day is around the corner. Get your man a GoTo Belt [review]

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and you can't go wrong with a GoTo Belt. Their buckles are cleaner, sleeker, and lighter than others that have been around for decades. Forget the chocolates or neck tie and go with a belt.

I recently got my hands on the Monterey buckle belt in brown. My old belt got so worn out, mostly in the holes, that it became unusable. GoTo's belts, however, don't have holes so there's no chance of wear and making holes bigger! I expect it will last a lot longer than my old belt.

Monterey buckle

Never have a shabby look or unsightly belt again! GoTo offers a comfortable fit that snugs to your exact waist size since there aren't any holes. It's built to last for years.

I can attest that it's classy, comfortable, and snugly fits to your waist size whether you just had a big holiday dinner or you're feelin' slim.

Hidden track and release tab on the underside.

How does it work without holes, you ask? As you can see above, there's a hidden track on the backside of the belt and a release tab on the underside of the buckle.

Did you just have a big dinner? Loosen that buckle up with the release tab under the buckle to easily make adjustments. I have complete control and an exact fit no matter what. Fully customize-able so one size fits all waist sizes up to 44 inches, your GoTo Belt will always match your waist perfectly.

There are some cool buckles in the shop, so check it out and browse around. You can go casual or dressy with the entire collection.

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Starbucks gift cards on Amazon

I love that Starbucks cards are available on Amazon. It's super convenient to order and send to yourself or someone else. No fees either.


The card arrives activated so you don't need to do anything other than bring it to Starbucks to pay. And there are a few different card themes to choose from too.

  • Redeemable at most Starbucks locations.
  • Convenient way to pre-pay for your own regular purchases.
  • No returns and no refunds on gift cards.

I go to Amazon to buy a card any time my sister helps me out with a project or volunteers for pet sitting. For someone who drinks coffee this is an easy gift that people seem to love.
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Persimmon pie & Apple crumble - Butterfly Vegan Bakery [giveaway]

Who wants dessert? Butterfly Vegan Bakery is back with more vegan options. In the last blog post with BVB, we ran a crumble cup giveaway and we're doing it again! The persimmon pie is here too.

Feast your eyes on the scrumptious, vegan apple crumble cup made by Parvaneh at her Etsy shop, Butterfly Desserts. As she states on her profile, her name means butterfly! She has a passion for eating and making healthy food - especially desserts.

Apple crumble

Who doesn't like fruit crisp desserts? They're delicious. I can polish off one of these apple crumble cups in just minutes! It reminds me of the days in grade school when apple crisp was the dessert - it was one of my favorites.

Believe Parvaneh when she says the cups are a market favorite. The crumble is made with organic fruits, red walnuts, and sweetened only with coconut sugar.

She also has a variety of mini pies which come in different flavors - persimmon (as shown below), chocolate cherry, and pumpkin.

Persimmon pie

All of Butterfly Desserts' products are made with unrefined sugars like coconut sugar and are SOY FREE. They are also super low-fat and low calorie.

All packaging is biodegradable or recyclable. Even the clear bags used for packaging smaller items (like the muffins I previously blogged about) are made with corn starch - not plastic! That's right, the bags are made with corn starch.

Parvaneh has plenty of other cool stuff in her shop, so check it out.

Butterfly Vegan Bakery logo

So who wants a vegan dessert?! Parvaneh is graciously offering either a mini persimmon pie OR an apple crumble cup to one Giveaway Guy reader. The choice is yours. Allergy note: contains wheat, almonds, and walnuts.

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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Disclosure: I was provided compensation in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Lined mittens from Rhododendron Ranch [review]

We had a mild December here in New England (nearly 70 on Christmas!), but it's getting pretty cold now. Been in the 20s the past couple days. Time to bust out the hat & gloves.

But instead of gloves, how about mittens?

Gloves allow for more mobility, but are prone to losing body heat faster than mittens. Mittens have better insulation with a pocket of warmth over the four fingers and a separate space for the thumb.

The Rhododendron Ranch Etsy shop has a nice selection of soft, knit mittens in a variety of colors. Thanks to Meg's handiwork, your hands will never be cold again!

My wife modeling some Rhododendron Ranch mittens.

These classic knit mittens are great for anyone, for both work and play. Meg makes sizes for adults and children. The mittens also have a generous ribbed cuff, which you can see in the photo above. You know the gap you sometimes get between your gloves and the end of your jacket sleeve? The cuff solves that problem.

Lined with black fleece.

As you can see, the mittens are lined with blizzard fleece for extra warmth. It's like sliding your hand into a cozy blanket.

Below are more colors to choose from. Check out the Etsy shop for more details. And there are many opportunities to coordinate items to make a set made from the same color and brand of yarn. If you don't see the color or size you want, just ask Meg!

Rhododendron Ranch has a code GIVEAWAYGUY for free shipping to domestic addresses via the shop, expiring 3/31/16. Take advantage of a great deal and see what's available.


Disclosure: I was not provided compensation in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

$10 Barnes & Noble gift card [giveaway]

Read any good books lately? I've been reading Bernie Sanders' Outside in the White House. Even though I don't like politics, I really like what Bernie stands for.

If you have a book you've been wanting to read, well I've got something for you! A $10 Barnes & Noble e-gift card is up for grabs to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. The giveaway is available to folks in the U.S.


I also have a handful of other giveaways going on, so check 'em out if you haven't already. In particular, I've got a $25 Amazon giveaway currently running if that strikes your fancy.

Enter the Barnes & Noble gift card giveaway 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. 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, Barnes & Noble.
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What's a blucher?

I've been seeing the shoe brand Jack Erwin in the blogosphere lately and they've got some nice stuff. Definitely eye-catching.

Jack Erwin seems to know what they’re doing with a stunning selection of bluchers – beautiful, high-quality, and thoughtfully-designed.

What's a blucher? Check out the CEFashion review and you'll learn about the origin, not to mention just how cool these are.


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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Enter to win a $300 VISA gift card from WCVB

Here's a VISA gift card giveaway you won't want to miss. The $300 VISA giveaway is brought to you by news station WCVB and there will be five (5) winners, each receiving a $300 gift card!

Offered only to legal U.S. residents 18 years or older at the time of entry. One winner per household. One winner per family.

ENTER HERE


This giveaway entry period ends at 4:59pm ET on Friday, January 22, 2016.
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Friday, January 8, 2016

Jabees BSport Bluetooth Headphones [giveaway]

I recently won a pair of Jabees headphones, and this particular model, the BSport, has some great reviews on Amazon. Since the headphones are wireless (Bluetooth), they're ideal for running and sports if you can't deal with the hassle of wires.

I've decided to turn around and give the headphones away to a lucky Giveaway Guy reader rather than keep them for myself. The giveaway is available to everyone worldwide.


Get rid of the wires when exercising! Jabees BSport headphones handles your workouts with resistance of sweat, dust, and shock. Here are some features:
  • Bluetooth V4.1 Class II: More secure and stable connection. Less power consumption.
  • Easily accessible on-ear control lets you keep moving while you control your music or calls.
  • Universal compatibility with almost all the Bluetooth-enabled devices.
  • Removable ear hook and cable cinch to make sure the Secure-Fit.

I also have a bunch of other giveaways going on, so check 'em out if you haven't already! They're also listed on the right side of my blog.

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, Jabees.
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Sunday, January 3, 2016

$25 Amazon gift card giveaway (#HappyNewYear)

Happy new year! 2015 brought many cool products and giveaways to my blog. Congratulations again to the winners, and best of luck to everyone in 2016. May the random selections be in your favor.

To kick off the new year I've got something for you! A $25 Amazon gift card is up for grabs to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader. The giveaway is available to everyone worldwide.


Follow me on Twitter (@StaticSeth) to stay on top of new stuff. One of the things I discovered (and shared) is Redbox offered a free video rental for January 1st, and I was actually able to rent two movies with the same code for free. Happy new year to me!



I also have a handful of other giveaways going on, so check 'em out if you haven't already.

Enter the $25 Amazon gift card giveaway 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, Amazon.
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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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