Target Gift Card Winner Announced

Winner, Winner!

The Target Gift Card Give has ended. The contest had very low entries and so it make the calculating very simple. Thanks to for the help generating a completely random winner.

And the winner is…

Lucky commenter #3: Jessie C.

Please contact me at with your first and last name and mailing address to send your gift card to. Thanks for playing! And look for more giveaways in the future.

Beat Stress! Spa Treatment Giveaway!

Spa in DVN

Image by Dennis Wong via Flickr


I want to personally thank all of my readers for stopping by and checking out my Spa Treatment posts 1-5! Next I will give you 5 steps to beat stress! But before that, as a thank you to my readers… I am hosting a Spa Treatment Giveaway Pamper Pack! The Pamper Pack will include all* items needed to pamper yourself with at home Spa Treatments that were featured on Eat, Love, Shop.

The Spa Treatment Pamper Pack will Include:

Sweet Almond Oil

Lemon and Sugar



Pumpkin and Pineapple

-All wrapped decoratively

*yogurt and milk not included

One lucky reader will win the Spa Treatments Pamper Pack and just in time for Christmas!

-How to enter-

Simply subscribe via email to Eat, Love, Shop and be entered to win the Spa Treatments Pamper Pack *mandatory, no subscription= no entry.

-additional entries-

  • Read all the Spa Treatment Posts! Leave a comment telling me why you would like to do the treatment for 1 additional entry per comment. *one comment per post will be counted as one entry.

Spa Treatments #1

Spa Treatments #2

Spa Treatments #3

Spa Treatments #4

Spa Treatments #5

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me why YOU deserve the Spa Treatments Pamper Pack for 1 additional entry.
  • Tweet about the giveaway. Use your own words, just make sure you include a link to this post. Or simply use the tweet button at the bottom of this post. *Tweet once per day for 1 additional entry per day.


This giveaway starts immediately and ends at 12:00 pm CST on 12/15/2010. Winner will be announced on this blog and twitter @eatloveshop on 12/20/2010. Winner will be notified and will be expected to provide mailing information within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn.

Question? Please leave a comment.

Blockbuster- Thank You!

I have been highly disappointed to see a large quantity of Movie Gallery stores close up shop. I loved going in to the video store and browsing to find that perfect movie. I am in a small town and there aren’t a lot of choices now. Plus I live about 10 miles outside city limits so making a trip to town to not find a good movie, is um… lame.

I did my spin with Netflix. They are a good company; fast, available, and have the ability to let me watch instant movies. The only thing is, the titles aren’t up to date. Netflix doesn’t carry New Releases. So eventually I was stuck watching 20 movies I had already seen. Boring.

Two days ago I decided to check out Blockbuster online. I am so glad I did. I browsed their site and decided to sign up for their FREE 2 week trial. I choose the 3 at a time option and created my account. I was required to add a credit card (obviously they will need this if the movies aren’t returned) but was not charged a red cent. Nice! The 3 at a time option allows me to check out up to 3 movies or games at a time. No due date and no late fees. I just checked my mail and there they were. I was so surprised because just two days ago I created an account. I am very pleased with how fast they arrived at my door. Only nice feature I found was the in store exchange. Blockbuster allows you to see if the movie you want is available and the store and you can pick it up there. You can also exchange the movies you have at home for in store movies at no extra cost. Now we are talking! It’s too bad that I am not close to a Blockbuster store because I would become a regular visitor. However, I think ordering my movies online with no due dates will work out perfectly.

Big thanks to Blockbuster. You outdid yourself. Now I am going to enjoy A Christmas Carol with the kids, watch Predators with the husband, and then unwind with a good chick flick, Charlie St. Cloud. Thanks so much for fast, premium service!

Target Gift Card Give


Up for some giving? Me too! Eat, Love, Shop is hosting a giveaway for a gift card to Target! With Christmas coming up fast everyone should look forward to giveaways!

I am giving out a $25 gift card to Target to one lucky reader!

How to enter

The first step to enter the giveaway is subscribe via email to Eat, Love, Shop and leave a comment stating you have. This is mandatory to be entered into the giveaway.

Additional Entries

Once you have subscribe via email and left a comment you can participate with Eat, Love, Shop by completing a few other things to obtain additional entries. Here’s what you can do!

1 entry– for every comment you leave on Eat, Love, Shop. Read my other posts and leave me a comment pertaining to the content. Unlimited. One comment per post will be counted as an entry.

1 entry– to visit and find something you really want to purchase. Leave a comment with a link to what you would use the gift card for if you won. Only 1 entry will be counted.

1 entry– to follow me on twitter. Please leave a comment on this post telling me you followed and your twitter name. Only 1 entry will be counted. Sorry no duplicate twitter accounts will be counted. >>> Follow Me @eatloveshop

1 entry– to tweet about the giveaway. One tweet per day for 1 additional entry per day. Please tweet this “Visit Eat, Love, Shop and enter to win a $25 gift card to Target!” You must include the link for your entry to count.

1 entry– to subscribe to RSS comments.

1 entry– to subscribe to RSS posts.

1 entry– blog about this contest and include a link for one additional entry. Please leave a comment with a link to your post.

1 entry– add me to your blog roll for one additional entry.

Who will win?

All entries will be tallied and one random winner will be picked with the help of Random.Org. The more you do, the more entries you have!


This giveaway starts immediately and ends at 12:00 pm CST on 12/01/2010. All entries will be calculated and the winner will be announced on this blog on 12/05/2010 and also announced on my twitter account.


The winner will be notified and expected to notify me of their full name and mailing address to receive their prize within 48 hours. If there is no response, a new winner will be drawn. Good luck to everyone!


30 Day Memoirs: The tale of a picture #2

Big Thanks to Home Made SimpleAs a mother of four, I will take all the deals, specials, freebies, and coupons I can get. Thanks so much to Home Made Simple, I received a coupon booklet in the mail with over $35 in savings! And not just any coupons, I use every product in this neat little book. It has coupons for Cascade, Dawn, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer. Huge thanks for such great savings. Make sure you stop by Home Made Simple and get yours too.

Shop for Freebies

Shop for Freebies is a website that has a handful of things like samples, free site registrations, and coupons. Everything is 100% free. I signed up and you should too! Try new items before you buy them. I chose stuff like shaving cream, vitamins, tampons, shampoo, energy drinks, stickers, etc. There is a handful of stuff!

The site is very simple to navigate. Visit Shop for Freebies and you will be brought to a live page of the latest Freebies. On the left side bar you can navigate to each category you are looking for. Categories to choose from… (more at the site)

There is a lot of stuff. Last night I went through and requested over 20 free samples. All I had to do was enter some information like name, address, email and that was it! No credit cards. Everything really is free! How does it work? You search the site and when you see an item you would like to request, click grab this now. You are then taken to the site of the Sample provider and you usually have to register with their company online by providing an email address for them to send newsletters to. That’s it! You can then close that page and continue looking for other samples. Like I said, I requested over 20 samples last night from companies that are well-known. I get to try products before I go out and buy them and I love that!
I did just request all of my samples last night and so I have not yet received them. Most companies stated to allow 4-6 weeks for them to arrive. I will post an update once I have or haven’t received my samples. I will give a 2 month follow-up to let you know how timely I received them.
I love Shop for Freebies! It is a great, well designed site that is simple to navigate and use. They also have a forum, FAQ page, and a page for hunting freebies and tips. Now what are you waiting for? Go get your Freebies!