Saturday, September 15, 2007

Weekly Buzz: Giveaways Galore!

Welcome to the first edition of the Weekly Buzz. Each week, I'll be posting the latest happenings in and around the blogosphere including but not limited to contests, book giveaways, freebies, coupon codes, discounts and a whole lot more!

The ABC’s Children’s Picture Book Competition starts today. One of the finalists in the 3rd round is The Doll Violinist - a heart-warming Christmas tale set in Victorian Europe. Author Mayra Calvani and Illustrator Amy Moreno, have decided to hold a contest where the winners will receive one of the following:

* An enchanting antique doll in Brussels lace
* $50 Amazon gift certificate
* Beautiful zirconium & sterling silver ring (size eight)
* A print copy of Mayra’s latest paranormal thriller, DARK LULLABY
* A print copy of ANGEL IN A BUBBLE (children’s picture book)
* A customized 11″ x 14″ pen and ink rendering of your house on acid-free paper, created from photos provided by you

To enter, just go to this website and vote for The Doll Violinist before Sept 30th. Then email Mayra at and Amy at and write “You’ve Got My Vote” in the subject line (don’t forget to email them both). The winners will be announced at Mayra’s Secret Bookcase and Chachibachis on October 1st.

Need clothes for the new school year? Mums The Wurd is giving away a $150 gift certificate to Zutano, a children’s clothing store. To enter, just post something on your blog with a link back to Zutano and the giveaway post. Don’t forget to leave a comment to let them know you’re participating. Deadline to enter is September 29th.

If you have a daughter or niece who loves dressing up her dolls you'll love American Girl Doll Clothes. This past week, American Girl debuted two new dolls - Julie & Ivy. To help celebrate, Charlene is giving away $25 to the Emily Rose doll clothes store. For more information, please visit Casual Keystrokes before September 18th.

Hey all you cooks out there! Karen is giving away $25 to Tastefully Simple and a special surprise gift to one lucky winner. All you need to do is order at least $35 worth from this link and you’ll be entered. There are other requirements, so stop by Pediascribe before October 31st.

The Name Your Tune CD is sure to be a unique music experience for your child. It contains 14 popular children songs that your kids will instantly recognize. The best part is that these songs are also personalized with your child’s name! How cool is that? To win this CD, stop by There’s A Frog In My Soup before September 28th to find out how to enter this giveaway.

Michelle of Scribbit is holding her monthly group writing project. This time the theme is “learning”. Deadline to enter is September 19th. You could win a cool button to display and a gorgeous bag made by Michelle herself!

You can win a Bumble Bag diaper bag at Get Knocked Up from Due Maternity! To enter to win, you pick a body, upload your photo, send to friends and enter to win.


Two Moms In A Blog is hosting a contest for the following:

That’s over $150 worth of prizes!

But here’s the best part! Everyone who officially enters the contest will receive a $5 coupon code toward a free animal from Visit Two Moms In A Blog for details on how to enter.

Thingy Thursday: Win a Chicco Stroller by Crazy Hip Blog Mamas

Chicco USA is giving away thirty strollers in thirty days!! Here’s your chance to win one!

The “Five Easy Pieces Sweepstakes” from, now through Oct. 15. Enter daily to win one of five versatile pieces. Enter here:

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