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Help Our Cause! August 13, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in best buy, Boise, Charities, Contests, Giveaways, life, Organization, sweepstakes, Toys For Toys, Uncategorized.
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I usually don’t solicit votes or anything because that just isn’t me. But because of my cause that I’m helping, Toys for Tots, I couldn’t help but let you know that you can help Toys for Tots just by voting.

Boise® X-9® is having a Holiday Carton Promo. Boise will be producing a limited quantity of special edition Boise X-9 paper cartons during the holiday season and they want you to choose your favorite design. But that’s not all- for every vote received, they will be donating $1 to Toys for Tots. Since Manders and I are advocates for the Toys for Tots organization, I know I will be voting every day. But wait, that’s not all!

You can also enter to win 1 or 2 WEEKLY $50 gift cards to Best Buy. So if the Toys for Tots votes weren’t enough incentive for you, I know the gift cards are!

So help us help our cause and enter for the chance to win a gift card to Best Buy!

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Guiltless Gourmet Review June 30, 2009

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Thanks to our friends at Guiltless Gourmet, we were able to try their Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips.

Now, Guitless Gourmet isn’t like any tortilla chip you’ve had. They are 100% baked. They don’t heavily salt the chips. They are all made with organic corn. With 18 chips as a serving, you get plenty of flavor! They all have 125 or less calories and 3 grams of fat per serving. Not only is it good, it’s good for you!

Their Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips were so delicious! They were perfectly baked. They were lightly salted but still had enough salt to take care of your salt craving. They were so flavorful! I loved the crunch they had! It’s hard to believe they were 100% organic! I couldn’t help myself! I wanted more! I could have easily eaten the whole bag! Theye were so good that I actually might have to pick up a couple of bags next time I go to the store! They are so yummy that even the pickiest of chip eaters will love them!

So where you can you find these? They’re not widely available so on their website, they have a store locator. You choose a product, type in your zip code, and they’ll give you stores within a 90-mile radius. Even if the closest store for me is 15 minutes away, these are well worth it!

Guiltless Gourmet is having a sweepstakes! You can win a trip to Vegas! You do need to buy a bag of Guiltless Gourmet Tortilla chips in order to play or send in a 3” x 5” piece of paper with all your information on it. But you could possibly instantly win a $100 gift card or a bag of Guiltless Gourmet Tortilla Chips. And each time you enter, you get an entry for a 4-days/3-nights at a 5 Diamond Resort in Las Vegas! For more information or to enter, visit Guiltless Gourmet.

“What’s For Dinner” Giveaway- ENDED May 22, 2009

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This time, Texas Banter is giving away food! Our lovely friends at BlogSpark are giving three (3) readers the chance to win!

Now what is the deal with the food? Have you even thought about dinner tonight? If not, might I make a suggestion? Pasta. Not just any pasta- Romano’s Macaroni Grill dinner kits! With yummy flavors like Garlic & Herb Chicken Penne, Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken & Pasta, Chicken Alfredo with Linguine and Chicken Marsala with Linguine, even the pickiest taste buds will enjoy it! To see my review, visit Romano’s Macaroni Grill Review.

So what is up for grabs here at Texas Banter this time? It is the ultimate dinner! Three (3) winners will each recieve the Romano’s “What’s For Dinner?” gift basket:  a sample of the Creamy Basil Parmesan Chicken Pasta variety, three coupons for you to try the other varieties the next time you visit your local grocer, colander and serving spoon.

How can you win one of these lovely gift baskets? Just answer this simple question:

What is your family’s favorite dinner topic?

THIS IS MANDATORY! “Enter me” or “Nice giveaway” does not constitute as an entry and will be removed. YOU MUST LEAVE A VALID E-MAIL TO ENTER! OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY.

Extra Entries (6): Leave a separate comment for each entry.

*Follow me on Twitter (Username- texasheartland.)
*Subscribe to Texas Banter Mailing List
*Tweet about this giveaway (Win food at Texas Banter! http://tinyurl.com/puypy6 @texasheartland)
*Follow Manders on Twitter (Username- confettidreams.)
*Add my Texas Banter Button
*Blog about this giveaway

The giveaway starts on Friday, May 22nd upon going “live” and will end on Friday, May 29th at 11:59CST. Entries submitted after that time are voided and do not count.

Winners have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification. If the winner(s) have not responded within the 48 hours, a new winner(s) will be chosen.

All winners chosen via Random.org.

Texas Banter Giveaway… April 30, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in blog, Contests, Giveaways, random, sweepstakes, thoughts.
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I am informing all of my readers that I will be holding my first giveaway on May 4th. I am not telling you what it is because I want to have the element of surprise. But I am excited that I will be holding my first giveaway. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and not because of the blog traffic but because my readers are special to me and I want to give back to them for being interested in my… crazy life?

But anyways, the giveaway be held from May 4th until 11:59CST May 10th… that’s 1 week. One week to enter. You might want to add me to your blogroll, bookmarks, subscribe to my mailing list, or add my button so you don’t miss a thing!

So mark it on your calendar- May 4th is the beginning of Texas Banter’s giveaway!

My Words of the Day February 18, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Blogging, computer, Computers, Contests, Feelings, Giveaways, Internet, life, rant, sponsors, sweepstakes, thoughts, vent.
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It has occurred to me that I talk… a lot. But lately, I’ve been having “words of the day”. For instance, a couple of days ago when me and Manders were talking, I kept saying “exactly” and I realized that I practically said it all day. Today, my word is “yea”. Yea this, yea that. Yea. Maybe tomorrow my “word of the day” will be “maybe”. Ya never know.

I have no idea where I was going with this. But anyways, I’m at the library. Again. Our old computer wouldn’t turn on this morning and we realized that maybe it wasn’t a “morning person”. It has trouble turning on in the morning but has no problem whatsoever turning on in the afternoon. I hate technology. It drives me insane and frustrates me. The computer I’m on won’t allow me to enter my sweeps (refer to archives), check MySpace, or even sit in a comfortable chair. I hate technology.

I NOW know what I will use for a prize in my up-coming giveaway. I know that not everyone will enter it because they have to have it but since no one has given me ideas or willing to sponsor the giveaway, I am dealing with what I have. How come everyone else gets to have their giveaway sponsored except me? I realized I’m not wildly popular on the Internet but damnit, I deserve something! Geez!

I am done ranting. Yea.

EDITED TO ADD: YOU MIGHT WANT TO SUBSCRIBE TO TEXAS BANTER ONE WAY OR ANOTHER SO YOU ARE UPDATED ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY.

Need a few more ideas! February 16, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Blogging, Contests, Giveaways, Ideas, Internet, life, Prizes, random, sweepstakes, thoughts.
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I’m going to say this once more and probably won’t mention it again until it’s time- if you’ve read my blog, you know I am going to be hosting a giveaway.

While I have an idea for 1 prize, I’m not sure how many people would like it. I want to be able to have it to where everyone (or pretty much most of them) would entering and receiving the prize. This is NOT the giveaway but somewhat of a participation in it. You don’t get any entries and you’re name isn’t entered into a hat for it. You are participating in what you COULD win. With that being said, I need your ideas!

If you have an idea for another prize that isn’t too terribly expensive, let me know! Sit there, think about it, and tell me! If I like it enough, I’ll put BOTH prizes up for grabs! If I pick your prize, I won’t tell you! I’ll let it be a surprise.

Now tell me those ideas!

Sponsor my giveaway! February 14, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Blogging, Contests, Feelings, Friends, Giveaways, Internet, learning, life, Products, random, sponsors, sweepstakes, thoughts.
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For some reason, I am having trouble finding a sponsor to hold the giveaway!

I know it’s scary to sponsor a “newbie” giveaway, but that’s how most blog giveaways get started, right? I’m not holding this giveaway just to hold a giveaway, ya know what I mean? My readers (invisible or otherwise) have been so kind- offering words of encouragement when Zeus got into that accident, when I had heartbreaks, when I had a new crush, when I threw that bowling ball at my friend, when Christmas rolled around, when I turned 24, when I didn’t know what to do with my life.

I don’t consider this giveaway to be selfish and I’m not doing it to raise traffic to my blog. That’s what I have you guys for. 😉 I am merely doing this because you all have been with me this past year and I want to give back to you all in some way, shape, or form. Ain’t I nice?

Now with that being said-

If you would like to sponsor my VERY first giveaway, please e-mail at texas_heartland84[at]yahoo[dot]com. We can discuss the matters there. But think about this: You are helping a young woman who wants to give back to her avid readers but needs your help. Your store/products/website will gain amazing volume and most likely, gain some sales! It will also give you a warm fuzzy feeling knowing you are donating. Who doesn’t like that feeling you get?

So, if you are interesting, e-mail me at the above mentioned address or click the “Contact Me” below my banner!

Shopping with someone else’s money! February 9, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in life, money, Products, random, shopping, sweepstakes, Target, thoughts, Wal-Mart.
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Thanks to my sister, she won a $25 gift card to Target and being our mom is sweet, she gave us an extra $20 to go with it. It’s a good thing she did- we ended up needing it!

So as you can tell, we went to Target. I had forgotten how much more expensive Target was compared to Wal-Mart! I swear that after finding a Valentine’s Day card, we walked went from one end of the store to the other at least 5 times. I could be exaggerating, but that’s what it seemed like! We already had a Valentine’s gift, a card, 2 pillows (that we later traded- you’ll see), and we were looking at hampers when my cyber guy (the one I have a thing for) sent me a text message. He asked what I was up to, I told him, and he replied with “What are you buying me?”. I said “Well what do you want?”. He wanted Cheetos and a Dr Pepper. Wait… Couldn’t you get that at the Corner Store? Needless to say, he didn’t get it.

So we got the hamper (this would be a lot better than throwing dirty clothes on the floor for the kitties to use as a litter box) and decided to look for a comforter for the bed. Now I wish she had gotten a $25 gift card to Wal-Mart. The prices at Target for comforters are outrageous! No thank you!

So we passed on the comforter and decided to just look around when I saw the pillows. The 2 pillows we had in the cart were $5 each. I saw cheaper pillows! Only $3- you can’t beat that! So I took the $5 pillows out of my basket and grabbed 3 $3 pillows. Now that was a steal! It’s like laying on air!

I think we were done after that. Well, almost. We passed the ice cream area and I asked if we could get some ice cream. I got my ice cream! So all in all, we only spent $32 with some cupcakes thrown in there.

Now I await my turn to win a gift card so I can go shopping!

I can’t help myself! January 7, 2009

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I seem to have a problem (as if that’s nothing new!)! I entered a giveaway about a year ago hoping to win a rack of Mrs. Dash spices. I didn’t win so I entered another giveaway for a sky.fm subscription. I won, much to my surprise!

Then, I got addicted. Do you know that there are over 700-800 contests/sweepstakes/giveaways happening EVERY month? You can win everything from underwear to guitars to even vacations. I don’t enter to win vacations, only because I can’t afford the taxes. I haven’t really won much (except the subscription) but I usually enter to win stuff I know my family could use, possible gifts, or things I know I would enjoy.

I know, I know. This all sounds “too good to be true” but trust me, it can happen. Don’t believe me? Head over to Online-Sweepstakes.com and find out for yourself!

Hell, you might win something.

2 Halloween Contests Coming Up Soon June 23, 2008

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I have bitten the bullet and finally decided to hold 2 (two) Halloween contests very soon. One will be for Halloween Haunters (those that turn their homes into haunted houses or attractions). The other will be for those who are not haunters but still love Halloween. When I will officially open the contests, that is to be determined. But I am wonder what everyone would love to win for these contests? Any specific you would enjoy winning to get you into the Halloween spirit?

Sweepstakes Frenzy? March 11, 2008

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What you many not know is that there are at least 1,000 online sweepstakes going on at this time.  There are Sweepstakes with prizes anywhere from free trips, guitars, makeup, gift cards to even $2,000 in cash.  Sounds interesting, but what’s the catch? Well, believe it or not, there is usually one for a few.

For instance, there is this Sweepstakes going  on where you have to submit a photo of you at a nighttime event, along with a caption that explains it. What is the Prize? The First Grand Prize is a Guitar, iPod Shuffle, and autographed CD from the popular band Finger Eleven. Then Internet users actually vote for a winner. As a fan of Finger Eleven, I would LOVE to enter but don’t have any pictures of me out at night. Ah, sometimes I wish this contest were easier than that.

From the same sponsors of the Finger Eleven sweeps, they have another contest where you submit a picture of yourself looking/being geeky along with a caption. What is the prize for this one? A MacBook Air laptop computer and an iPod Touch. As with the other one, users vote for the “coolest geek”.

So where can you get in on the action of all the Sweepstakes going on? Take a ride to Online-Sweepstakes.com. They offer an amazing array of Sweepstakes going on right now. There is a forum when you get tired of filing out all of those entry forms and sending all those entry e-mails.  Trust me, it is worth it!