Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Winner Announcements!

Here are the winners for the following giveaways! Each one of you have been sent a "Congratulations" email and have 48 hours to claim your prize (you might have already claimed it, if so, thank you!).  

Please post a photo of your prize on Facebook when you have a chance, it would be much appreciated!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Facebook Update and Giveaway


Here is what Facebook has done as of lately that is affecting our "exposure" rate on Facebook! This is great source of income for Facebook but horrible for bloggers and small business owners! Facebook is now making us PAY to promote our posts if we want more than 10% of people to see them. So, if you want to get our updates & read all about our GIVEAWAYS you need to do the following.

1) Go to our page No Frill Reviews and Giveaways
2) Hover your mouse over where it says "LIKED" and click on "Add to Interests Lists". If you don't already have a list titled something like "Blogs I Follow", you should make one. Then add us to it!  You can many others to this list too so you don't miss their posts either!

By doing this, you will continue to receive ALL of our posts and our page will not be "removed" by Facebook from what shows up in your feed. Thanks to all of our awesome fans ♥

IF AND ONLY IF you have done the above, you can enter the below giveaway! :) 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

$100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway - US/Canada

"No Frill Reviews  and Giveways" is partipating in a group event for a $100 Walmart Gift Card!
What an awesome Giveaway, great for Christmas Shopping!

One Winner will receive a $100 Walmart Gift Card! 
Open US/Canada, ages 18+
Ends November 8th at 11:59pm EST
Do you love giveaways and sweepstakes? If so this is the giveaway for you!!
One lucky winner will receive a $100 Walmart Gift Card!

About our Sponsor:
Giveaways & Sweepstakes is a wonderful site that list giveaways/sweepstakes for your "sweeping" entertainment!

Hosted by: Baby Costcutters
Giveaway ends November 8th at 11:59pm est, open to US and Canada, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. You must complete the two mandatory entries to be eligible to win. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. NO FRILL REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.  

Friday, October 19, 2012

Christmas Cash Event hosted by Mom Powered Media

Christmas Cash Event hosted by Mom Powered Media

Prize: $500 Visa Gift Card OR $500 Paypal Cash OR $500 Amazon Gift Card {winner's choice}
Event dates: 11/7 - 12/5
Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Epic Stitching & Handmade Design Bracelet Review and Giveaway

Meet Mel Ladner, owner and designer of Epic Stitching from Calgary Canada, specializing in handcrafted Kumihimo bracelets made of a variety of different fibers, some natural/organic and allergy friendly. You can find her on Etsy.

About the Seller: I'm an ex-Magazine Art Director. I wanted to put all my creative passion into my crafting art. So now I'm an office administrator. And can put all my innovative, unique and fun ideas into my "night job". Stitching is my first love, but I have so many that come after it these days it's hard to keep track. A very close second is Kumihimo bracelets, you will find many different kinds in my store. I have been creating items since I was 12 and won two ribbons (third and merit) at two different craft competitions, in cross stitching, in Calgary last year. I adore the opportunity to put something unique and beautiful into the hands of someone who will love it.  Much my jewelry is metal-free as I have a severe metal allergy that limits what jewelry I can wear. That is why I love the fiber art Kumihimo creates, especially because I can use different fibers and organic.

About the shop: Shop for Kumihimo jewellery (Japanese braiding), beaded jewelry and finished cross stitch pieces & ornaments. All items in my shop have been handmade. Custom work is available and encouraged! If you can't quite find that right colour, fiber, bead or thread combination just let me know I do custom orders and encourage them so you get exactly what you want!  Stitched items are all stitched on linen or evenweave, no aida here. Each item will tell you if the thread is silk, overdyed, etc. Like a piece but not the colours, message me and we will work on a design, price & timeline that works for you too!  Bracelet cording is made up of lots of different materials including yarn, rayon, acrylic, silk cord, rat tail cord, bamboo and any other interesting fiber I can find. Beads used are glass or acrylic unless identified as a gemstone/semi-precious stone.

REVIEW:  Mel's bracelets are very nicely made. I will be honest and admit that I wasn't much into braided/fiber bracelets, I was more of a "metal" type of gal, however her bracelets have opened my eyes to a whole different style of bracelets! I honestly without a doubt enjoy them very much! They are super comfortable and stylish! The fact that they are handmade is even better.  I will no longer overlook these style of bracelets. You can layer and wear multiple bracelets at a time, much like you would clothes.  For little ones with small wrists, you can double wrap! :)  If large enough, you could even wear them around your ankles. My favorite would have to be the teal blue beaded bracelet, it is so pretty! This is great for those of you who have a high-sensitivity to metal!! 

PROS: This is definitely a great alternative to those with metal allergies! She takes custom-orders and will craft to your choice of colors.  You get the highest and best customer service when you deal with the owner & designer directly. 

CONS: None that I can really think of.  My only recommendation to the owner would be to always make sure that the metal clasps functions properly and moves freely before affixing onto the bracelet.  Mine was a bit hard to open and took some effort, I thought for sure it wasn't going to work but it eventually it loosened up and it works beautifully now. 

Each bracelets was individually packaged in it's own little tule bag :)

 You can add a "clasp" to your bracelet, many different styles available. 

A close-up view of the beautiful beads! That is a lot of work!

 Small tiny wrist of a 6-year old, you could double-wrap!

 Very difficult to take a self-portrait of my hand while holding the camera! :P

 You can wear multiple bracelets at a time!

Ends October 31st at 11:59 PM EST!
One Winner: $25.00 Etsy Store Credit to Epic Stitching

Giveaways Listings

Hello Fall $1000 Cash Giveaway

Worldwide Event!

Happy Home and Family and Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog together with the most amazing group of bloggers are bringing you once again another FABULOUS event where one very lucky reader will win $1000 cold hard cash!

$100 Gift Card to Shopbop
Since its launch in 2000 as a modestly sized online boutique specializing in hard-to-find denim lines, Shopbop has grown to become one of the leading fashion retailers in the world. Curated with a chic, modern woman in mind, Shopbop offers a comprehensive collection of designer apparel and accessories to suit every style and occasion.

WorldWide Event - Ends November 3rd at 11:59 pm EST

Holiday Candle Warmers & Tarts

Ends October 27th at 11:59 pm EST
One Winner will get Holiday Candle Warmer and Tarts by Candle Warmers

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Giveaways Hosted by Others!

Just sharing a few great giveaways with you!

$75 Amazon Voucher - Hosted by CasinoUK

Amazon Voucher - Casino-Mate

Click the link above for your chance at this mattress worth up to $3400!

HomeSpa Spray
5 Winners - Choice of One HomeSpay Spray - value of $12.99 ea.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Giveaways Listings

At any time, you can always view all of our current giveaways on our blog by clicking on the "Current Giveaways" link (second tab from the left).  I do my best to keep the giveaways up-to-date.  From time-to-time, No Frill Reviews and Giveaways will participate in Group Events to help increase traffic, Facebook Likes, Tweeter Followers, etc.  These group events will always be listed on the bottom of the "Current Giveaways" page but will be promoted on Facebook and Twitter.  Thank you for your understanding.  

La Jolie Fille Boutique 
$20.00 Etsy Store Credit 
Ends: 10-30-2012 at 11:59 pm EST

Book-Inz Magnetic Bookmark
Ends: 10-26-2012 at 11:59 EST

Mike Trobee Pens
Ends: 10-27-2012 at 11:59 pm EST

ToothFairy Pillow - handcrafted by Neskatoo
Sponsored by: Neskatoo
Ends: 10/16/2012 at 11:59 pm EST

Cleava - A Snap-to-Bra Cami
USA and Canada
Sponsored by: Cleava
Ends: 10-16-2012 at 11:59 pm EST

JuiciBags - $25.00 Etsy Store Credit with Free Shipping!
USA and Canada
Sponsored by:  JuiciBags
Ends: 10-21-2012 at 11:59pm EST

$100 Target Gift eCard - Group Event
One lucky winner will receive a $100 Target eGift Card!!
Open to US Only, must be 18+ years of age.

Keurig v700 Giveaway - Group Event
US Only - Ends October 29, 2012 @ 11:59pm EST

Barbie DreamHouse - Group Event
Giveaway ends October 30th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+

Giveaway - Barbie Pink 3-Story Dream Townhouse

Welcome to the Barbie Pink Dreams Event!

No Frill Reviews is thrilled to participate in this group event!  

It is hosted by Mom to Bed by 8

This is such an adorable dreamhouse! When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of having such a dollhouse but never got one. Now that I have two girls of my own, I ensured that they had a dollhouse. It is not as pretty as this one but they have one. It's my belief that each and every little girl should be blessed with a dollhouse of their own! :) It really does help their imagination.

The Barbie 3-Story Dreamhouse is the ultimate luxury home, and it's newly renovated with fab pink columns on glamorous photo-real wallpaper. Three fabulous stories include an elevator, lights and sounds. The first floor features a dining area, fully stocked kitchen and elegant, light-up chandelier. The second floor has a living room with a TV and "Roaring" fireplace, plus a signature-style bathroom. On the third floor is a posh bedroom suite with canopy bed and an outdoor balcony with a hot tub and tiki lights. Sounds include a doorbell, kitchen diner, crackling fireplace, running shower water and flushing toilets.
Barbie 3-Story Dreamhouse:
  • Ultimate luxury home newly renovated with fab pink columns on glamorous photo-real wallpaper
  • Made of plastic
  • 3 fabulous stories with dining area, kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom suite and outdoor balcony
  • Includes elevator, light-up chandelier, TV, "roaring" fireplace, canopy bed, hot tub and tiki lights
  • Sounds include a doorbell, kitchen timer, crackling fireplace, running shower water and flushing toilet
  • Dolls not included
  • 3 AG13 and 3 AA batteries included
  • Dollhouse Dimensions: 29.92"L x 7.19"W x 31.99"H
  • Box Dimensions: 30.50"L x 8.00"W x 33.00"H
  • Adult assembly required
  • Takes approximately 30 minutes to assemble

One lucky reader will receive the Barbie Pink 3-Story Dream Townhouse!

Giveaway ends October 30th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.  NO FRILL REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAYS is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.  

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Book-Inz - The Magnetic Bookmark! Review and Giveaway

Giveaway Provided Below! 

About "Book-Inz":
The magnetic bookmark that stays on your book & in your book till you are done reading.   The ribbon holds your place while the bookmark is magnetically attached to the book's cover.    It will not damage your books (or your friend's books, or the library's books).  U.S. Patent Pending.  

This bookmark is a solution to common problems:
No more lost bookmarks.
No more bookmarks falling out of your books.
No more dogeared pages!

Take a quick look on how easy and fast it is to use a "Book-Inz". These will hold on
thick covers and will not damage your book. 

The Review: 

Book-Inz are handmade in the USA, they offer a variety of different styles/fabrics and you can even get them decorated with a bottlecap embellishment, you can opt for a longer ribbon or additional ribbons.
The magnets are strong enough to hold on a thick cover (see video above) .

They have over 70 different bookmarks on Etsy, so there's something for everyone!

The price for the classic Book-Inz is $10.00 and the embellished ones are $12.00 each.  Extra ribbons can be added (up to maximum of 3) for only $0.50 more.  You can also request a custom-order! 

My daughters both receive their very own Book-Inz for review.  They were so very happy as they have been asking me to get a "special" bookmark for them since I had already received a very unique one of my own a few weeks ago. 

The Book-Inz are super easy to use and you no longer have to "dog ear" your pages so that you can keep your spot in your book!  Your Book-Inz will stay in your book till you are done reading! The nice part about this Book-Inz is the fact that you can't hurt it, it's not made of cardboard, it's fabric, so it's flexible! They are hand washable! When not in use, since they are magnetic, you can simply put it on your refrigerator door! 

If you need to hold several spots in your book, which happens very often while reading a bible   (as you can find yourself cross-referencing to several spots/verses at the same time), just get one customized with up to 3 ribbons! How cool is that!

These would make adorable gifts for any reader in your life (not intended for children under 6 years of age)! Great stocking stuffers or accompanied with the gift of a book. 

Classic Book-Inz  , starting at $10.00 each.

If you have a family member that is serving for his country (army, marine, etc.) or do you happen to support Breast Cancer Awareness , etc.

And since it's the Football season (and many of you will not see their spouses much for this time of the year), you can even get a Football Theme Bookmark (many different teams available, not just the Steelers as shown below).

You can even personalize the bottle cap embellishment with One Letter or with your favorite photo (1 person/portrait style is probably best).  See how cute these are! 

My youngest daughter loves pink and my oldest loves purple.  See below pictures 
of their Book-Inz handmade with love bookmarks!



Ends on October 26th at 11:59 pm EST
One Winner:  One (1) Classic Book-Inz
One (1) Bling Book-Inz