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Win the Stanley Steemer Service of Your Choice!

by Tara Kuczykowski on July 28, 2017 · 0 comments

We recently had our carpet and air ducts cleaned by Stanley Steemer in the hopes of reducing allergens in our home. Did you even know that Stanley Steemer offers air duct cleaning? I honestly had no idea!

I chronicled the experience over on Unsophisticook, and I thought some of you might be interested in it. It was actually a fascinating process, and you won't believe what they pulled out of our air ducts!

Check it out here, and while you're there, be sure to enter to win a $400 Stanley Steemer gift card to put toward the service of your choice.


I’m hosting a #SerafinaBooks giveaway in partnership with Disney-Hyperion!!

Serafina and the Splintered Heart (Serafina #3)
By Robert Beatty
In Stores July 3, 2017

The storms are coming....

Something has happened to Serafina. She has awoken into a darkness she does not understand, scarred from a terrible battle, only to find that life at Biltmore Estate has changed in unimaginable ways. Old friends do unthinkable things and enemies seem all around.

A mysterious threat moves towards Biltmore, a force without a name, bringing with it violent storms and flooding that stands to uproot everything in its path. Serafina must uncover the truth about what has happened to her and find a way to harness her strange new powers before it's too late.

With only days to achieve the impossible, Serafina fights to reclaim herself as the Guardian of Biltmore, friend of Braeden, daughter of her Pa, and heroine of the Blue Ridge Mountains and all the folk and creatures that call it home.

In the epic third installment of Robert Beatty’s #1 bestselling series, Serafina takes her rightful place among literary champions as she battles fiercely to defend all she loves and become everything that she is meant to be.

The Serafina Series

Set in the magical Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Robert Beatty’s #1 New York Times best-selling series stars the fierce, resilient character of Serafina, a wild girl longing for kinship and struggling to understand her place in the world. This timeless story of finding one’s true family and best self chronicles an epic battle between good and evil and rewrites the rules of who can be a hero.

Read them all:

Today, one lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a Serafina Prize Pack, which includes:

  • the complete Serafina series
  • a cloud light and colorful umbrella
  • custom Serafina and the Splintered Heart earrings

To enter, share how you are motivating your young readers this summer.


Every reader has three methods available to enter this contest. Choose one each of any combination of method one, two, or three for up to a total of 3 entries!!!

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please CLICK HERE to visit the original blog post to enter. Email entries will not be counted.

Methods of entry:

1. Leave a comment. Share how you are motivating your children to read more books this summer.

2. Join the Bits & Bites by Unsophisticook group on Facebook for more conversation, additional deals and a peek at the freebies I receive in the mail each week. Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you've done so!

3. Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email. You must confirm your email subscription for it to be a valid entry! Leave a separate comment letting me know you have done so. If you’re already a subscriber, simply leave a separate comment letting me know you’re already subscribed. Lovin’ my subscribers! You guys make this all possible.

One (1) Serafina Prize Pack, as described above.

This giveaway ends at 6pm on Thursday, June 29, 2017 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

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Enter to Win 4 Boxes of Lipton Classic Tea K-Cups!

by Tara Kuczykowski on June 9, 2017 · 0 comments

Take a minute to enter to win FOUR boxes of Lipton Classic Tea Keurig K-Cups from Cross Country Cafe!  This giveaway runs through 6/30/17. The random winner will be notified via email within 48 hours of the giveaway end date.

PLUS today (for a limited time only) you can save 10% off All Keurig Brewers during their Fathers Day Keurig brewer sale! too! Just use coupon code KEURIG4DAD during checkout.


If you're a T-Mobile customer, you're probably already familiar with the T-Mobile Tuesdays app that thanks T-Mobile customers with free stuff and a chance to win epic prizes.

What kind of free stuff? Here are a few fun facts about the more than 40 million free gifts that have been snapped up over the past year.

T-Mobile users have:

  • Binged over 24.5 million hours or nearly 3,000 YEARS of movies
  • Slurped down more than 1 million free Frostys from Wendy's -- enough to fill 350 family size hot tubs
  • Eaten more than 2 million free pizzas -- enough to stretch from Mt. Rushmore to Yellowstone National Park
  • Taken enough free Lyft rides to make nearly 4,300 coast to coast trips across the US
  • Pumped millions of gallons of free gas from the Fuel Rewards® Program and Shell -- enough to drive to Mars and back

T-Mobile #Thankiversary on June 6th

This coming Tuesday, June 6th, T-Mobile will be giving away more prizes than ever as part of their #Thankiversary celebrating the one-year anniversary of T-Mobile Tuesdays. On the T-Mobile Tuesdays app you'll find #Thankiversary prizes which include:

  • A free T-Mobile Tuesdays trucker hat
  • Two free movie or game rentals from Redbox (one for you and one that you can give to a friend—even if they’re stuck on Verizon or AT&T)
  • $0.25 off gas from Shell
  • $0.99 buy-one-get-one sundae from Baskin-Robbins

In addition, on one Tuesday in the next four weeks in June, every customer will get a $4 coupon from Baskin-Robbins!

T-Mobile Thankathon on June 6th

Be sure to follow T-Mobile on Twitter for details on their Thankathon contest. EVERYONE can enter to win (not just T-Mobile customers), and there are some awesome prizes up for grabs, including: free gas for a year, free movie tickets for a year, $2,000 to spend at StubHub and much more...

I can't wait to hear what you all win during the #Thankiversary. Come back and share in the comments!

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of T-Mobile; all opinions and text are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this site!

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Win a $100 Sam's Club Membership!

Summertime is one of the best times to have a Sam's Club Membership. It makes shopping for summer gatherings easy and more economical. Right now you can enter to win one of ten Sam's Plus Memberships!

Giveaway ends Friday, June 2nd at 11:59 PM ET. Winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Monday (6/5) via email.