Thursday, February 9, 2017

$25 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Disclosure: No compensation was received. 
-- Please note: This is a religious based book. --

Welcome to this great giveaway event! We are happy to have partnered up with a lot of great bloggers, to bring you another great prize, and to celebrate the release of the book, "Escape." 

Lil’ Blog and Your Strong Tower are very excited to bring you this giveaway from Best Selling Christian author, Heather Rae Hutzel. There will be two prizes up for grabs!

The grand prize is a $25 Target gift card plus signed copies of both of Heather’s books, ESCAPE: Break Free from Mediocre Christianity and Embrace the Radical, Set-Apart Life You were Made for and The Book of Life: The Greatest Story Ever Told. Second prize is a signed copy of ESCAPE. 

If you are resolving to go deeper in your walk with God this year, reading ESCAPE will help you do just that. To read a detailed review on the book, click here

And a big thank you to the helping co-hosts, as well: Forever Dreamin', Cha Ching Queen, Michigan Saving and More, and Live Learning and Baking with Valerie.

The Giveaway
Heather Hutzel  had graciously agreed to giveaway 2 prizes, to 2 lucky winners! The contest runs from February 9, 2017 through February 24, 2017.  Open to US residents age 18 and up. Winners will be contacted via email and will have 48 to respond and claim their prize.

Entering to win is super easy (as always) with the GiveawayTools form, below:


 Disclosure: The bloggers involved in this giveaway were not compensated, and are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This event is sponsored by Heather Hutzel.  Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this giveaway. This giveaway starts February 9, 2017, and will end on February 24, 2017 at 11:59 pm. The winners will be emailed, and have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the name will be announced on the GiveawayTools form.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Luck Of The Irish Giveaway: Win $50 In PayPal Cash or an eGift Card of Choice

A little luck of the Irish may come your way. Someone has to win, so why not you? Will you be celebrating St. Patricks Day in 2017? If you win, you will have $50 to spend on a party celebrating!

Welcome to the Luck of the Irish $50 of choice Giveaway!

Hosted by: Southern Mom Loves

One winner will receive $50 via Paypal cash or an eGift Card of choice!

With St. Patrick's Day coming up, Holly of Southern Mom Loves wants to show one person just how lucky they can be in her 2nd annual Luck of the Irish giveaway!

The winner can choose from Paypal cash or an egift card. Just about any store is up for the egift card; If she can purchase it online and have it emailed to you, you can choose that store for your gift card! Amazon, Target, Sephora, Starbucks, Best Buy...which gift card will you choose? Enter through the widget below and good luck!

Giveaway begins on 2/10/17 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 3/10/17 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open Worldwide (void where prohibited.) Once winners are confirmed, they will be added to the Winner's List here.

Disclaimer: The participating blogs, including All In An Iowa Mom's Day, were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per IP address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add to your whitelist. Southern Mom Loves will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.

Contact Holly at if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Blogger Opportunity: $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Hey bloggers! Here is a great new blogger opportunity!
This event is hosted by: Lil' Blog and More, Your Strong Tower, and Sponsored by Heather Hutzel.

 This will be a fun event, celebrating the release of "Escape" by Heather Hutzel. (There are lots of
options available!)

** Please note ---- This is a religious based book. **

Prize for the event: There will be 2 winners for this giveaway. 

Prize 1: $25 Target Gift Card + both of Heather's books, signed by her.

Prize 2: A Signed copy of  the book "Escape" signed by the author.

Actual Giveaway Dates: 2/9 - 2/24

This is a great way to gain a lot more followers on your social media channels! There are completely FREE options, sharing options (for additional entries on the form.) and paid options, available! 

Last day to sign up for this event: 2/8

You can sign up HERE

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Things You Need To Know Before You Sell Your Cellular Devices

Disclosure: As part of U.S. Cellular's Blogger Brigade Program, I did receive compensation for this post. The opinions here are mine and nobody else's. I have been a U.S. Cellular customer for 20+ years. In fact, I have never been with another cell phone company.

OK~A new year brings new devices. Your online safety matters to me and we have put together some tips to keep you safe and smart online when selling your cellular devices. Many people updated to the Apple iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the holidays. It's not uncommon for people to sell their older devices after the holidays, as some folks want some extra cash or want to help out a family member through a donation to them.

Most importantly make sure you remove your personal information from your cellular device before you part with it. We have put together some tips to help you maneuver this process.


There are several steps to take when wiping your phone of personal information. A good first step is to save all contacts, photos, notes, files, and other information to a Cloud account, computer or external hard drive. After the information is backed up, delete them from your phone and empty the deleted items folder.


Next remove your SIM card. The SIM  card is the external storage device housed on the microSD card. It is the small, rectangular shaped card usually located near your phone battery.


You want to clear out of all email and social media accounts accessed from devices that you are parting ways with. This should clear all data, including passwords, from these apps.


Now that you have backed up your data in step one, you want to disconnect from your cloud account. Otherwise, the phone's new owner could easily access information that's stored there.


These days, many people do their banking,pay their bills and take care of other financial obligations from their mobile devices. Disconnect all links, apps, and accounts that are associated with banking institutions and credit cards.


Whether you decide to upgrade or sell, restoring the device to its original factory settings will remove personal information. You can do this by going to the settings feature on most smartphones.


Call the service provider and remove the device from your account. U.S. Cellular associates are available at 1-888-944-9400.


If the phone is registered with Apple by its serial number, remove it by logging into with the Apple ID information. Similarly, Androids will need to be unregistered. First, go to the Google Play store from the computer's Web browser. Then, go to the gear icon at the top-right-hand corner of the screen, and select the Settings option. Deselect the device from the Google account under the Visibility option. This will hide select device from appearing in the Play store when attempting to download a new app.

If you are the buyer here are a few tips for you:

  • Wipe your new used phone clean before personalizing it with your information. It will ensure that the devices settings, data, and apps are only yours. You will start with a clean slate.
If you are the recipient of a new to you cellular device, remember you can always stop into any U.S. Cellular location for assistance. U.S. Cellular has a machine known as a device solution center that can confirm all information has been removed and all accounts have been disconnected. This same device can also transfer your contact, pictures, etc. to your new device.

Enjoy your new cellular device, but most importantly remember to be safe and smart online. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?