Monday, May 27, 2013

Therafit Shoe Giveaway

This is a great giveaway for a pair of Therafit shoes! Those of us with chronic pain know how important a great fitting pair of shoes is to us. It helps our foot pain, leg pain, knee pain, back pain, etc. Don't miss your opportunity to win a pair of Therafit shoes for free!!

Welcome to Therafit Shoe Giveaway!

Hot Fun Stuffs has teamed up with several awesome bloggers to bring you this great giveaway!

Sponsored by: Therafit

Therafit Shoe is built on four key ideals: Comfort, Customer, Charity and Community. It is through these four pillars of strength that they hope to provide a lifestyle product that is dedicated to a woman's total body wellness.

Their motto is: "Make Your Whole Body Happy!"


The PRIZE: Deborah or Renee Women ($95 RV)

Giveaway Date: ENDS June 03, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST

Eligibility: Open to US participants only, ages 18+

The winner will be notified via email and need to respond within 48 hours. Failure to do so will void the winning and we will draw another qualified winner. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with nor sponsored by Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. No purchase is necessary. Contact the giveaway host at hotfunstuffs(at)gmail(dot)com for questions and concerns.

Sponsored by: Therafit

Good Grillin' Giveaway

Welcome to the Good Grillin' Giveaway

Organized by Mom to Bed by 8

Grill or smoke your barbeque favorites with this Brinkmann Dual Function II Propane Gas and Charcoal Grill. This grill features a generous 595 sq. in. of cooking surface and two separate gas or charcoal cooking areas to accommodate a variety of food and cooking preferences. The grill's gas chamber is powered by three burners totaling 24,000 BTUs for quick cooking. The grill's charcoal chamber features an adjustable charcoal tray and adjustable smokestack. Durable, versatile, and convenient, the Brinkmann Dual Function II Propane Gas and Charcoal is a must have for any grilling experience.

595 sq. in. of cooking area Porcelain-coated steel cooking grates Three stainless steel burners totaling 24,000 BTUs Front and side tables for food preparation Separate chambers for charcoal and gas grilling Convenient bottle opener Adjustable charcoal tray Tool hooks for keeping grilling accessories within reach

With this awesome giveaway you get the best of both worlds! Both a charcoal grill and a gas grill! -And how great is a $100 Home Depot gift card??! Make sure you share this great giveaway with your friends, so that they too, can have a chance to win!

Stop by and say hi to our amazing co-hosts for without them great things like this would not be possible: Ultimate Coupon Club, My Dairy Free Gluten Free Life, The Savings Wife, Oh! My Heartsie Reviews, A Medic's World, Monica's Rants Raves Reviews, Beauty Brite and Baby Costcutters.

One lucky reader will receive a Brinkmann Dual Function II & one winner will receive a $100 Home Depot Gift Card!

Giveaway ends June 17th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. The Fibro Frog is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

iPad Mini Giveaway

There are a lot of giveaways with great prizes going on right now, and this is one of them! Would you like to win an iPad Mini? I know that I sure would! I hope that all of The Fibro Frog readers enter to win. I'd love for one of you to walk away with this prize!! Make sure you share this giveaway with all of your friends, so that they too can have a chance to win! iPadMini  

Welcome to the iPad Mini Giveaway!

Organized by GoPromoCodes.com and With a Side of Thriftiness.

Hosted by Work Money Fun & Susie QT Pies Cafe.

The iPad Mini is the newest addition to Apple’s iPad family with all of the features of the iPad but at a smaller and more convenient size. With a 7.9-inch display, fast and fluid performance, FaceTime and iSight cameras, thousands of available apps, and a 10-hour battery life, the iPad Mini has quickly become one of the most popular tablets on the market.

Ryobi Tools Giveaway

postheader Welcome to the Ryobi Tools giveaway sponsored by Ryobi Tools and hosted by Measuring Flower! Ryobi Tools is generously giving away an AMAZING prize pack of tools just in time for Father's Day! Ryobi Tools is one of the world's largest tool manufacturers, offering a variety of pro-featured power tools for affordable prices. Ryobi's tools are the top pick of many homeowners, woodworkers, hoobyists, craftspeople, and contractors. All their tools are backed by a 30-day satisfactions guarantee and come with a 3-year limited warran

P551_2_FinalRyobi Tools are sold exclusively through Home Depot.

Win It

The Prize


$436 in Ryobi Tools


- Ryobi Hybrid String Trimmer - - Ryobi Hard Surface Sweeper - - Ryobi Hedge Trimmer - - Ryobi Starter kit (Drill and Circular Saw) -

How to Enter

This giveaway is being run using a handy-dandy Rafflecopter form. To use the form, log in using your Facebook account (make sure your primary Facebook email is one I can reach you with if you win) or your name and email. You can read more information about logging into the Rafflecopter form HERE. Your information will be kept completely confidential and safe.

Giveaway Rules

  • Each entry must be accomplished exactly as it is stated, including providing anything in the "Extra Info" field, for it to count.
  • You can perform each entry type ONE TIME ONLY unless otherwise specified.

  • If there is a "leave a comment" entry type, be sure the name you type in the comment's name field is EXACTLY the same as the name you use in the form (this is so your comment can be verified).

  • Make sure to leave a VALID email address in the Rafflecopter's email field so you can be contacted should you win (or ensure your Facebook account's primary email address is one you can be reached by).

The Deadline

Giveaway Ends Friday, June 14, 2013 Open to U.S. and Canadian Residents Only

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

iPad Giveaway - Blogger's Wanted

Bloggers sign up

Come and join us on this great giveaway.

July 29 to Aug. 19

We are giving away an iPad with Retina display 32GB color Black
 value $599.00

We will have a max. of 200 bloggers for sign up, it will be a big giveaway.

The RC is not long because each co-host has there own RC with their links.

Here are the details to sign up:

-Free Link (Twitter or Pinterest)  
The first 50 bloggers to sign up will get a link free with announcement. 
Announcement is require or you have to pay a waver fee of $5.00
(Please read the sign up form on the top to know if we still have free space available)

-Link/ or extra links $4.00 each (if the free spots are gone, to be part of this giveaway you will need to pay $4.00 for each link you want on the giveaway)
Announcement is require or you have to pay a waver fee of $5.00.

-Co-Host $20.00
The co-host get 2 host page.  
10 links on the RC.
No announcement require.

Please send payment to melisurveys1978@gmail.com as a gift.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer Fun Event - Blogger's Wanted!

Summer Fun Event

Organized by: Iowa Mom
Prizes Include: Skywalker Bounce-N-Learn Trampoline, Intex 10' x 30" Metal Frame Swimming Pool, Glenmeadow 6-Piece Folding Patio Dining Set with Umbrella, Flexible Flyer Swing Free Metal Swing Set & 20" Huffy Rock It Boys' Bike. *5 winners*
Event dates: 6/10 - 6/24

Good Grillin' Giveaway -Blogger's Wanted!!

Stay tuned for this great event!!  I'd love to win this prize myself!  I've wanted a dual grill for a couple of years now!

Good Grillin’ Event

Organized by: Mom to Bed by 8
Prize: Brinkmann Dual Function II + $100 Home Depot Gift Card
Event dates: 5/27 - 6/17

Bloggers, sign up HERE to be a part of this wonderful giveaway

Sunday, May 12, 2013

CollegeIt Pro Giveaway

Welcome to the CollageIt Pro Giveaway

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Sponsored by: Pearl Mountain Technology


I think I've shown you all my love of photography! I especially like making colleges. They're so fun to put together! Good luck to all of you! Are you looking for an easy way to display your pictures?  Or have you seen the cool collage displays that some people make with their pictures and wish you could do that too, but do not know how?  CollageIt Pro is a software package that automatically makes fun and changeable collages from your pictures!  It is simple to use and quick, too!  Krista at Savory Savings recently had the chance to test out and review CollageIt Pro and really loved how it allowed her to crop, change and alter the designs and pictures within.  The best part?  She had a bunch to giveaway – and I really mean a bunch – 20 copies!  There will be 12 Windows OS Winners and 8 Mac OS Winners!

This giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 and older. 

The giveaway will run from May 12, 2013 through 8 PM on May 26, 2013.


Savory Savings did not receive any compensation for this post.  Disclosure: I did receive the products for free and am sharing my opinion with you.  My opinion may differ from yours.  Savory Savings and The Fibro Frog are not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.  We hereby release Facebook of any liability.  Winner(s) will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours after the giveaway ends to respond before another winner is selected.  All entries will be verified. 



Magazine.Com Giveaway

Magazines.com Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness


Magazines.com offers people a fun, easy way to discover new reads and helps them track their magazine subscriptions.
Shop the great magazine subscription deals at Magazines.com for Mother’s Day 2013! You’ll find incredible savings on Mom’s favorite cooking, celebrity, crafting magazine subscriptions and more. Don’t forget about all the moms in your life—your aunt, sister and your grandmother! Give her a gift that keeps on giving!Magazines are a great gift for those hard to buy for people in your life. Good luck to everyone!


For More: Visit the Magazines.com Mother's Day Specials, connect with Magazines.com on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

About the Giveaway: This giveaway begins on 5/10 and ends on 5/24 at 11:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.

The Prize: One lucky winner will receive a free $10 subscription on Magazines.com!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may be different than yours. The Fibro Frog is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Baby-BeeHaven Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Baby-BeeHaven Giveaway

Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy and Sponsored by Baby-BeeHaven

Baby-BeeHaven offers four products that make your life as a parent easier. To learn more about one of their amazing products, read Miss Frugal Mommy's Cush 'n Go Review!

These products are GREAT, and I wish you all the best of luck in the giveaway! It's so fitting that this is spanning across Mother's Day!

One winner will receive a Baby-BeeHaven product of their choice. Giveaway is open to US only. Please enter to win in the Rafflecopter below, all entries will be verified, good luck!!!

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Disclosure: Miss Frugal Mommy and {The Fibro Frog} is not responsible for prize fulfillment. I was not compensated for this post. This giveaway is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. If you have any questions/concerns or would like your product featured in a giveaway, please contact Miss Frugal Mommy.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Olive and Shea Shower Wash Giveaway!

I don't know about you guys, but I have issues with my skin from my fibro and whatever else is going on inside this body of mine. I get patches of dry and/or itchy skin. This shower wash sounds amazing, and I'm even entering to win it myself!
You can read the full review here

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win Tree Hut: Olive and Shea Hawaiian Kukui Moisturizing Shower Wash. This is open to US and ends 5/20/13 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Rafflecopter widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win! Good luck to all of you! Like I said, I'm even entering to win this one, and I just may buy it and give it a try even if I don't win!  

Good Luck, SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways readers! Thanks for entering! 
  Please note that SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Planes, Trains, and Automobile's - Part I

Yep, I experienced all of these ways of transportation within the past week.  A good friend of mine has been going back and forth between Ohio, where she lives, and Maryland, where her mother, brother, and sister live.  Her mother has dementia that's rapidly progressing, and needs a knee replacement.  Her brother is the top salesman in his company ...which ironically one of his biggest accounts is Stryker, who makes the knees and hip replacements.  Needless to say, he's a very busy man.  Her sister is in ailing health and it's really hard for her to take care of their mother on her own, while her brother is at work.  So my friend has been spending a couple of months at home, then goes to help out for a couple of months at a time.

My friend is nearing the end of her two month stay, and wanted me to come visit for a vacation for a week, then drive back home with her so she wouldn't have to make the trip back here alone this time.  I've never flown before, and was scared to death.  A fear of heights didn't help any.  So, on April 24th I climbed aboard a Southwest Boeing 737 and prayed for the hour and a half flight to Baltimore.

I didn't necessarily like the flight, but I didn't out & out hate the flight either.  It was raining when I departed Detroit Metro, and we had some turbulence.  For quite awhile, the pilot wouldn't allow the flight attendants to get up and move around because of it.  I'm not going to lie, it scared me a few times.  In the end, I was fine though, and made it safely to plant my feet on the ground on the other side.

I had fun while I was there.  I loved her whole family, and they really took to me as well.  The mother and sister kept trying to marry me off to my friends son, who's been my bff for close to 18 years now lol.  The sister cried when I left, which made me feel good.  The mother, got angry with her dementia and was yelling at me "You not go.  You stay here.  This is your house.".  She has a pretty bad accent, but it's so cute!  This ladies' brother was a diplomat, and brought her and his other sister (who's been gone now for 20 years) to the U.S.  She lived most of her life in the U.S. around embassy parties and dinners.  She has class.  Yet, the dementia now makes her spout out cuss words when she's upset.  -Cuss words that she'd faint if she was in her right mind, and even thought of saying lol.  I'm not going to lie, I laughed so hard the entire time I was there.  Not because I was making fun of this poor, sweet woman, but because it was just honestly funny listening to her.  I've brought back two sentences that I'll never forget for the rest of my life.  I will mis-spell the first word of the first sentence, and the last word of the second sentence, although I'm sure you'll know what I mean.  Now, I'm typing this as it comes out with her cute little accent.  "Fcuk the shut up!"  "You sella ma bi!*h".  A lot of the time, those two sentences were ran together as one.  I have a bad sense of humor, you may say?  Well, maybe.  I still think it's the funniest thing I've ever heard ...especially coming from this little old lady who has photos of her brother with kings, photos of big dinner parties hosted in her home for wives of diplomat's, a personal photo her mother took of T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) in her home, etc. hanging on her walls.  Her father also had held a very political position as well.  

I learned so much from Grandma B while I was there.  Oh, the stories she shared with me. At times, it sounded as if she was reading from a fairy tale that was etched in her head. With the political problems Italy faced in the late 1920's-1930's, Grandma B's father packed up his family and moved them to Baghdad, where he took on a political position.  So of Palestine and Italian decent, Grandma B grew up in Baghdad, learning to speak Arabic.  Her father died when she was a around 5 years old, and her older brother took her and her sister under his wing, and stepped into a father figure role.  He also, followed in his father's footsteps in the political arena.  Although living in a Muslim country, with their heritage they are Christians rather then Muslims.  They followed the Catholic church.  One story that was recited to me, was about her brother saving the life of a 30-some year old school teacher in Baghdad.  One day, a lady showed up at Grandma B's house.  She said when she answered the door, a very distraught woman was begging to speak to her brother.  She calmed the woman down enough to find out what was wrong.  The woman said that "they" had her son, and was going to kill him the next day.  She said that her son didn't do anything wrong except to be a Christian.  She said he was a good man, a school teacher that loved his profession.  She said she'd been told that Grandma B's brother was the person to go to, if her son was to have a chance at having his life spared.  Grandma B's brother was home, taking his afternoon nap.  She went upstairs and woke him, and told him of the situation.  He picked up the phone, made a call, then told Grandma B to go downstairs and tell the lady to go pick up her son.  That he would be released to her upon arrival, and his life would be spared.  Grandma B said when she went downstairs and told the lady she said "That's it?  My son won't die?" then fell at Grandma's feet crying.  A few days later, trays of jewelry and food was delivered to the house, in thanks from the lady who's son was saved.  Her brother made them return everything to the lady, saying that they didn't need this stuff, and it was very valuable to the lady and her son where he was supporting his family off of a teacher's salary.  He refused to take it and said "thanks" was enough.  Just so much history.  So many interesting stories I heard.

I'd arrived on Wednesday, and on Friday, my friends cousins had a get-together for dinner and drinks at a restaurant called Chadwick's in Alexandria, VA.

We all met upstairs,


and sat along this wall, with the tables all smooshed together.  


I knew that most of the cousins at this get-together were very wealthy and influential.  I'm just a poor broke white girl that's over-weight and doesn't have a "real" job due to countless health issues.  I was very nervous to go with my friend and her brother to meet the rest of the family.  My fears were for nothing though.  By the end of the night, I had one of her male cousins sitting on either side of me, and we were immersed in conversation.  The one cousin, is a big realtor and restaurateur.  The other cousin, owns a home here in the states and one in London and splits his time between the U.S. and England.  At first, I couldn't understand why they'd want to talk to me.  I soon figured out though, that they're just people.  They're just regular men like any other I've ever known.  By the end of the night, I'd heard all about the wedding of Michael's daughter the summer before, at The Four Season's Hotel, and about London from Elkon.  They'd heard that Fibromyalgia was a neuroimmune disorder, and what living with it or autoimmune diseases such as Lupus really was like.  They'd heard about my desire for advocacy.  The night ended with me receiving hugs from everyone, an invitation for my friend and I to come spend a few days at Michael's estate, and an invitation from Elkon's wife for my friend and I to come to London any time we wanted, and spend time with her and Elkon, there.  It was a night like none I'd ever had before in my life-time.  Michael wanted his picture taken with me (for some unknown reason lol) so my friend took one with her cell phone.  When she forwards the photo to me, I'll post it.  

Stay tuned for Part II, my day in D.C., tomorrow.