Giveaway: PrintRunner Postcards

I have a great giveaway for you! PrintRunner is an online printing company who has agreed to give one of Polka Spot Farm’s readers 100 Postcards! This is great way to make some quick thank you postcards with a family picture, or maybe to plan a birthday party. I know that you will come up with something amazing, right?
I have always wanted to print postcards with all of my smiling kids on them just to send out to family and friends for no reason. Yep, I’m random like that! I think that aunts and uncles would love to see something like that pop into their mailbox this spring!
So here are the deets:
Details of the giveaway prize: Postcards

Postcard Size : Postcards 5×7

Quantity: 100

Colors: 4/0 Front Only Printing

Paper 14 PT. UV Coating on Front

Rounded Corners: Yes

Proof : None

Ready to Ship In : 4 Business Days

Entries are easy with Rafflecopter and I will be announcing a winner on Monday! So please get your entries in quickly!

Thank you to PrintRunner for providing us this giveaway, I will receive a set of postcards for hosting this.

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Giveaway: Nature Valley Gift Pack

If you have ever been to a National Park, you know how breathtaking they are. Wouldn’t you like to help preserve them?

With Nature Valley, you can help! Nature Valley is donating 10 cents to National Parks for every wrapper you send in. Isn’t that aweomse?!

When I received my gift pack, I couldn’t believe how quickly the Nature Valley granola bars went. I quickly bought more boxes, and just this morning sent a pack with my husband to work. You should really try them out, if your family likes granola bars.

We also received a copy of Patricia Shultz´s 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler´s Life List. Let me just say, I spent an hour in bed reading through this book and can’t wait to start checking things off.

The great thing is, you can get both of these things and more. Here’s a cool pic of what other cool things you will get:

To enter:

(Leave a comment for each)

Mandatory Entry: Subscribe to my blog via Feedburner. (1 entry)

Follow me on Blog Frog. (1 entry)

Tell me where you want to get away on the Giveaway: Nature Valley Gift Pack post in the forum on my Blog Frog Community. (1 entry)

Contest ends 09/22 /10 at Midnight! You MUST contact me with your address by the end of the day on 09/23/10 so please keep an eye up on that morning for your name, and check your email.

This giveaway was sponsored by Blog Spark and Nature Valley. All opinions are 100% my own.

Giveaway:100 Flyers from UPrinting ($76 Value)

**edited to update the retail value

UPrinting has offered up another great prize from their online printing store. This one is the full color flyers.

You may be thinking “What the heck do I need flyers for, I don’t own a business?” Well here are some ideas for flyer printing:

  • Having a yard sale? Print flyers to hang around town with full color pictures, and a map on the back.
  • Youth retreat at church? Print up the information the kids need on the flyer.
  • Make a family newsletter to send out in time for the holidays.
  • Christmas and Birthday Parties
  • Signups for scouts coming up? Dress it up with a flyer.

Giveaway Prize:

100 8.5×11 Flyers
100lb Paper Gloss
No Folding
4 Color Both Sides Printing
Limited to US residents; 18 years old and above

How to Enter:

  • Subscribe to my blog (1 entry)
  • Follow me on Twitter @ChristiDarty (1entry)
  • Like PSF’s Facebook Page (1entry)
  • Tweet= “@PolkaSpotFarm is having a great #giveaway for 100 Flyers from UPrinting ($76 Value) ” (1 entry daily)

**I will be compensated for this giveaway with a blogger appreciation gift, but not monetarily for more information check my Disclosure Policy**

Vinyl Banner Winner!

Congratulations Heather! You won!

Heather “I follow via GFC”

(I have the screen grab from, but due to unforseen technical problems with my new server, I can’t upload it)

Vinyl Banner Giveaway

Large Format Posters have teamed up and given us yet another great giveaway! This one is great for just about anyone. If you do yard sales, craft shows, VBS, sporting events, fund raisers just about anything, you can use this 24×36 Vinyl Banner.



Giveaway Prize: (1) 24×36 Vinyl Banner w/ Grommets Shipping

FREE UPS Ground Shipping Eligibility: Limited to US Residents only

You should be 18 or older to be eligible.

How you can win:

  • Comment with your top reason of needing and electronic home planner (1 entry)

  • For extra entries you can follow me (by mail, in your reader, Google Friend Connect, Facebook Fan page or Networked Blogs) each one earns 1 additional entry

Giveaway will be closed at Midnight CST on April 30th. I will announce the winner that next wee.

Be sure to tell your family and friends about the great giveaway too! I hope that I see yall soon!

**The opinions in this post are 100% my own**

BLIS Winner!

After waiting a full 3 minutes and 12 seconds helped me pic a winner of the Blis Giveaway. Thanks to all of those who visited from UBP10 I enjoyed reading your blogs, and your comments, I hope that you join my more seasoned readers for the long haul as there are lots of things coming up that’s gonna be so much fun (I”ll be starting a new giveaway within days, AND I have a series of homeschooling guest posts coming up! I’m so excited, aren’t you?!)

RANDOM.ORG - Blis Giveaway winner!

So the winner is : Stephanie I also subscribe via email 🙂

Congratulations, Stephanie! Please contact me via the contact button at the top of the page so that I can hook you up!

Hurry! Only 4 hours left!

my-own-psf-rooster2-copyDon’t forget to enter in the my BLIS Giveway. The giveaway closes at midnight so that one more person will be enjoying such a wonderful organizational tool. Boy I’m so jealous already!

Stay tuned for another giveaway starting soon, and a series about homeschooling from homeschooling mom’s that are all at different points in their homeschooling “career”. I can’t wait to share their stories with you.

It’s Party Time! Blis Giveaway (worth $125)

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Thanks for coming, sit a spell and I’ll whip up one of my famous Chocolate Pound Cakes for y’all!

It’s that time again! I totally spaced last year, and missed UBP9. Well I didn’t space, I was working on a new blog and thought it wasn’t a good time to get traffic to one that was about to be obsolete, kwim? Now that I think of it, so much has happened in the last year. I fell in love, got married went from a family of 4 , 1 dog and 1 cat, to a family of 7 with 4 dogs and 1 cat. Warmer weather is coming up, and as long as there are no more injuries, sickies or who knows what else, we will be spending a lot of time at the lake and the river here soon.


You can read more about me under the About page at the top. I will soon have a monthly “column” at Sensational Divas Review and will be blogging a little more at Eat Sweat Lose.

For a few of my most popular articles you can read:

It’s Giveaway Time!

Now on for the giveaway! I know that’s why you are here, that’s ok I still love you. Over the last couple months I’ve talked to the creators of Blis (Best life information system) about doing a review and giveaway. Life, specifically wedding, interrupted. So here we are with a fabulous offer!

I have been searching for an electronic Control Journal/Household Planner for years. Let me tell you, there’s just not anything out there that puts everything together on one page….until now! Blis has it all! I can access it from anywhere, it doesn’t need to be loaded to one computer…I can login from my phone! and there is a print version! How about that!

Just because I think you should know, here are some details:

  • Full Calendar with Day, Week + Month Views
  • Email Reminders
  • Create, Edit + Save To Do Lists
  • Plan + Save Vacation Details
  • Plan + Save Party Details
  • Easily Link To Websites
  • Menu Planning + Grocery Lists
  • Electronic Recipe Box Storage
  • Track Online Purchases
  • List Gifts To Purchase
  • Organize Household Contact Information
  • List Emergency Information
  • Record Home Inventory Room By Room
  • Maintain Household Appliance Records
  • Record Home Updates + Repair Information
  • List Service Provider Information
  • List Service Provider Information
  • Track Warranty Expirations + Household Safety Checks
  • Track Automobile Information + Records
  • Organize Account Records
  • Organize Medical Records For Each Family Member
  • Track Medical Histories
  • List Favorite Restaurants, Favorite Websites + Books To Read
  • Child Care Worksheets
  • Print Labels
  • Upload Pertinent Documents, Pictures + Receipts
  • Detailed Address Book
  • Multi-User Friendly + Remote Access
  • Multi-Home Record Keeping Ability
  • Import Contacts from Outlook & iAddress Book
  • Export Calendar events and contacts to Outlook & iCal
  • Can you believe that everything is packed into one place? I sure couldn’t, so yep I tried it out. Unlimited to-do lists would allow me to set up all of those holiday routines that I always have to dig up from the pit of despair. What I really love about this system, is that two sisters created it out of need. They are mom’s and needed a way to keep up with work, homes, kids and everything else that comes along with life. These ladies are the best, so professional, yet personable just like Blis.


    The ladies at Blis have offered us here at Polka Spot Farm a certificate for one of our readers to enjoy Blis for 1 whole year! That’s $125.00 value! To win this is what you need to do:

    • Comment with your top reason of needing and electronic home planner (1 entry)

    • For extra entries you can follow me (by mail, in your reader, Google Friend Connect, Facebook Fan page or Networked Blogs) each one earns 1 additional entry

    Giveaway will be closed at Midnight CST on April 16th. I will announce the winner on April 17th.

    Be sure to tell your family and friends about the great giveaway too! I hope that I see y’all soon!

    **The opinions in this post are 100% my own, I was not paid in any way to write this post**

    Poster Winner

    Congratulations Chana! picked you as the Poster Child.

    Custom Poster Giveaway

    UPrinting has done it again! Another giveaway…don’t you love giveaways? I do! Especially when I win, which I never do, but hey I like to try. This giveaway is pretty cool, because of course all of you already know that I’m getting married in just a few days. A friend of the grooms is doing all of our photography and I’ll get a cd with all of my prints! YAY! Online Poster Printing is hosting this particular giveaway and guess what? they do Digital photo enlargements ! I know right?!

    The details:


    18×24 Poster Print for One (1) Winner will be picked Friday March 12, 2010. (Entries will close on Thursday at Midnight)

    Paper Stock: High Gloss or Semi Gloss

    Specifications: 1 Business Day Turnaround

    Shipping: FREE UPS Ground Shipping

    Eligibility: Limited to US Residents only

    To enter: Comment, follow me in any way you choose (see the sidebar) Comment for each entry.