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Giveaway: $50 American Express Gift Card!

Giveaway: $50 American Express Gift Card!

Last week, I did a giveaway of a $250 American Express gift card to get you all ready for back to school. I promised I’d be following up this week with more fun for those of you who missed out, and here we are! The winner is being notified today, and will have lots of options to choose from in their prize: You can redeem MR points for increments as low as 2,500 to get gift cards in $25 increments, and this week, if you are not that lucky winner, you  still have a chance to win and earn more points. (Check out how I used my points last week!) Today’s giveaway is easy: The most important thing to me in the world is loving and supporting your friends, and today’s giveaway — it’s all about sharing and friendship!  I recently...

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Giveaway: Go back to school with a $250 American Express gift card!

Giveaway: Go back to school with a $250 American Express gift card!

For a lot of you guys out there, this week and next mark back-to-school time! For me, this time of year was all about the “newness” — fun new school supplies, great new clothes, fighting with my mom about MY idea of what to wear the first day of school (vs: what she believed I should wear)! And, let me tell you, I’m upwards of 30 now, and life hasn’t changed all that much! Interestingly, American Express is launching a week-long daily Twitter Sweeps to kick off “Back to School on Points.” In celebration of this super cool idea, I’ve created a “back-to-school look” using American Express Membership Rewards Points and paired it up with an opportunity for one of you to win a $250 American Express Gift Card! You can redeem...

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This month’s Eucerin healthy skin giveaway!

This month’s Eucerin healthy skin giveaway!

Take it from me, there’s nothing to make you EXTRA mindful of your #skinfirst healthy skin pledge like spending two weeks straight on the beach! I’ve been SPFing my heart out, and remained vigilant to my Eucerin regime at all times. Which brings me to some fun: I’m doing a giveaway of two great Eucerin SPF products! Five of my readers will be able to win two lotions – Eucerin Daily Protection Face Lotion with SPF 30 and Eucerin Daily Protection Body Lotion with SPF 15. To enter, make sure you are following @AlyWalansky and @EucerinUS on Twitter – then, make sure to use the#skinfirst tag, and tweet me with why you need this product to survive the rest of the summer. Winners will be notified August...

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Giveaway: The Ins and Outs (Teehee!) of Vibes Going Mainstream (It’s true!)

Giveaway: The Ins and Outs (Teehee!) of Vibes Going Mainstream (It’s true!)

Let it be noted, my mom subscribes to my blog. That said, a teeny part of me is squeamish about this post — but the rest of me is very aware that if I were to buy her 50 Shades of Gray, she’d totally put it in her travel bag. Anyway, Trojan just sent me their “wine and vibes” package so I could review their latest vibes on the market (and yes, Trojan VibrationsPleasure Package and reflect on the  growing mainstreaming of vibes and sex in pop culture. They are everywhere — 50 Shades of Grey, Hysteria the movie, Trojan Vibrators in drugstores, etc – and I think it’s genius. After all, can you think of anything we all have in common more so than sex? (Not with each other, obviously.) You guys, let me share something with...

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May Healthy Skin Challenge GIVEAWAY: Eucerin Smoothing Repair Lotion and Professional Repair Lotion

May Healthy Skin Challenge GIVEAWAY: Eucerin Smoothing Repair Lotion and Professional Repair Lotion

Just in case you didn’t catch my announcement a few weeks ago, I will be spending the remainder of the year participating in the 2012 Eucerin Healthy Skin Challenge! While I’m super excited for all this will do for me (I’ll be working with extremely esteemed dermatologists along the way), I also have some great news about what this will mean for you! For part of the May Healthy Skin Challenge, I am hosting a giveaway of two great Eucerin Repair products! Five of my readers/followers will win two lotions – Eucerin Smoothing Repair Lotion and the new Eucerin Professional Repair Lotion – as well as a tip card from the Skin First Council that includes suggestions for how to enjoy the products best in the summer months! These are about the...

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Giveaway: IHOP Love of Breakfast! (2 winners of $25 gift cards!)

Giveaway: IHOP Love of Breakfast! (2 winners of $25 gift cards!)

Rumor has it Americans are hungry for breakfast again, and it’s good to hear – I’ve always been told it’s the most important meal of the day! Relatedly, IHOP is cooking up something special with a Twitter contest! Through July 8, fans can submit comments from a tab on the IHOP Facebook page or straight from their Twitter account (Tweet @IHOP on Twitter, using #BreakfastLove)  for a chance to win IHOP gift cards valued from $50 to $500. Visit www.bit.ly/blrules for the official rules, see below; there is no purchase required to enter or win.   Wondering what this has to do with you? Well, aside fro you totally needing to enter (I can only imagine how many pancakes one could score for one of those big win cards) – I’m giving...

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Giveaway: Pastry’s Hot Summer Kicks

Giveaway: Pastry’s Hot Summer Kicks

For the longest time, I feared sneakers — until I discovered that with the right pair, I could be comfortable and remain totally adorable (or perhaps be extra adorable) and that changed everything. Check out Pastry, a lifestyle fashion brand from Angela and Vanessa Simmons. Name sound familiar? You may recall them as the daughters of the legendary Rev. Run of Run DMC and stars of the hit MTV reality Shows “Run’s House ” and “Daddy’s Girls”. The Simmons sisters created Pastry back in 2007, when they saw a need in the market for fashionable fun footwear made for women (by women). The brand’s concept and message to girls and women around the globe is to “Live Life Sweet.” And aren’t they totally sweet? Look at the...

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Giveaway: Win a $50 SpaFinder Gift Card for Mother’s Day! (3 winners!)

Giveaway: Win a $50 SpaFinder Gift Card for Mother’s Day! (3 winners!)

What does your  mom want for Mother’s Day? If she’s like a whopping 93% of moms surveyed by the National Retail Federation (NRF), she’ll rank the gift of spa among the top three Mother’s Day gifts this year!! And it makes sense — I know my mom is ALL about  “me time” at the spa – though last week we had “we” time over a facial and that was pretty amazing too! –  but before booking a mother-daughter spa day, think about whether or not mom would prefer to go alone just this once and enjoy a little time to themselves. Every Mom needs a day off! For Mother’s Day, we’re giving away 3 $50 SpaFinder gift cards (one $50 card to 3 lucky ladies!) courtesy of Gift Cards Rock!, an online community for people...

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Giveaway: $100 Kohl’s Gift Card!

Giveaway: $100 Kohl’s Gift Card!

Recently, Kohl’s sent info about their new marketing campaign, “Shop to Win,” featuring three world-class athletes – Dara Torres, Mia Hamm and Lindsey Vonn. The campaign is pretty cool – it embodies the emotions an athlete feels during competition – the surge of adrenaline, the thrill of victory and the rush of accomplishment. As I was reading about this, it reminded me of SOME OTHER EXPERIENCE involving competition, adrenaline, victory, and, obviously, accomplishment – and by that, I mean SHOPPING. I suppose Kohl’s felt the same way, because currently Kohl’s has a nationwide “Hauls of Fame” contest on Facebook, encouraging consumers to shop to win and brag about the great values they’re getting at Kohl’s. And if you’re...

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Giveaway: Win $90 in Gift Cards to Outback Steakhouse!

Giveaway: Win $90 in Gift Cards to Outback Steakhouse!

I don’t know about your world — but mine has been pretty intense of late. With money issues (taxes and medical bills the same week? Yay!), life dramas, work issues, and relationship upheavals, we never really know our up from our down – until it comes to happy hour, and then, at least as the cocktails flow, everything makes a little bit more sense. This time of year,as weeks are jam-packed with urgent ‘to-dos,’ wouldn’t it be great to get together with girlfriends to just unwind and catch up? It’d what I live for! Outback Steakhouse  took pity on my sad self and sent me gift certificates good for a Kick Back with the Girls at Outback Dinner for 4 Experiences with the girls. Each Kick Back with the Girls at Outback Dinner for...

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