The Great American Milk Drive

My boys love drinking milk and they have since they were little. We are lucky that nowadays we can purchase a gallon of milk whenever we are running low but we were not always so fortunate. When we first started our family and lived off one small income, things like milk, and other necessities, were hard to afford. Milk can be a delicious and nutritious part of a child’s day, but we know first-hand that for some food-insecure families, drinking milk can be a rare indulgence. Because of this, I’m proud to be partnering with Entenmann’s to support The Great American Milk Drive.

The “Entenmann’s® Donuts & Milk: Perfect Together Sweepstakes” is helping deliver milk to those who need it the most. For every entry received during the sweepstakes, one 8 oz. glass of nutrient-rich milk will be donated to The Great American Milk Drive, up to 100,000 servings. As if the charity component weren’t enough incentive to enter, consumers have the chance to win a variety of prizes during the Facebook sweepstakes, which continues through October 31st. As part of the Facebook sweepstakes, 25 first prize winners will win a one year’s supply of milk and Entenmann’s® donuts and 100 second prize winners will win four boxes of Entenmann’s® donuts. (No purchase is required. For official rules and donation program terms you can go to the Entenmann’s Facebook Page linked below.)

Enter the Entenmann’s® Donuts & Milk: Perfect Together Sweepstakes here.

No More Missed Holiday Memories Due To Migraines

(Thanks to Ausanil for sponsoring this post.)

The holidays are here and, for most of us, that means spending time with the ones we love. But, let’s get real, the holidays can also mean increased stress levels. For millions of migraine sufferers, that increased stress along with changes in routine and eating habits, can mean more migraines. Those with migraines miss time spent with loved ones and time lost doing things we would rather be doing.

Ausanil is hosting the ‘Thankful for Rapid Migraine Relief’ sweepstakes to help share the message that migraines don’t have to mean missed holiday memories. Ausanil was developed by neurologist and lifelong migraine sufferer Dr. Anjan Chatterjee to treat his own migraine pain. Now, it’s being offered to millions of fellow sufferers as a non-prescription option that may help them find relief quickly and get back to doing what matters to them. (It was even featured in the December issue of Shape magazine!)

To enter the sweepstakes, complete the statement below describing an activity you enjoy during the holidays because you are not dealing with a migraine (or severe headache). Share the statement to be entered into a random drawing sponsored by Ausanil where 10 lucky entries will receive a $50 prepaid Visa gift card.

“I’m thankful for rapid migraine relief because I can _________.” (e.g., take a road trip to visit loved ones, watch holiday movies with my kids, etc.) Note: If you suffer from severe headaches such as tension, rebound, cluster, include that in your entry in place of migraine.

Make sure to follow these guidelines when entering:

  • Twitter: “Tweet” your statement and include hashtag #ThankfulforMigraineReliefSweepsEntry and @Ausanil
  • Facebook: Post your statement on the Ausanil Facebook page and include hashtags #ThankfulforMigraineReliefSweepsEntry and #Ausanil
  • Email: You can also enter by emailing your statement to [email protected].

What a better time than now to reflect on the little things you’re able to enjoy in life? I’m sure it will put a smile on your face just thinking about it!

RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Limited to individuals who are residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age, or age of majority in state, at time of entry. Entries must be received between 10AM EST on Friday, November 21, 2014 and 4PM EST on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Ten (10) Winners will each receive one (1) fifty dollar ($50) prepaid Visa gift card. Complete Official Rules available Here. Sponsored by VR1, Inc., 68-72 East 131st Street, Suite 307, New York, NY 10037.

Discover DOVE® Dark Chocolate {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DOVE® Chocolate but all thoughts are my own.)

Chocolate lovers, I have an announcement! DOVE® Chocolate has a new flavor out: Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate. I enjoy milk chocolate more than I like dark chocolate but these little pieces of chocolate are so delicious. The sweet caramel goes perfectly with the bitter taste of the dark chocolate. I also love that DOVE has inspirational quotes inside their chocolate wrappers.

To celebrate the new chocolate flavor I’m giving away one prize package on my blog. The giveaway includes:

  • Bag of NEW! DOVE® PROMISES® Silky Smooth Sea Salt Caramel Dark Chocolate
  • Bag of DOVE® PROMISES® Silky Smooth Dark Chocolate
  • Two exclusive NICOLE® by OPI nail lacquer shades inspired by DOVE® Dark Chocolate: “Better After Dark” and “Promises in the Dark”


Leave a comment telling me why you want to win


Gain 1 extra entry by sharing this giveaway on social media

Giveaway ends February 15, 2014 at 11:59pm CST. Must be 21 or older and a US resident to enter.

Making The Best First Impression With AXE Hair {Walmart GC Giveaway}

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.)

Since having kids, I stopped spending much time on my morning routine. Working from home means I can wear comfy clothes all day long and my hair usually ends up in a ponytail because my hair takes forever to style. I used to care about making a good first impression but now I’m more worried about how my kids look than how I look. How important is making a good first impression to you? Are you the type that always strives to make the best impression you can or are you the type of person who could care less about what others think?

Regardless of your answer to the above question, I think it’s pretty safe to say that most everyone tries to make the best first impression they can when they go on job interviews. Walmart  and AXE Hair have teamed up for The Greatest Place to Work sweepstakes, inspired by the DVD release of the movie, The Internship.

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Through Oct. 23-Nov.23, just head to your local Walmart and visit via your mobile phone, answer a couple fun and easy questions and get entered to win The Greatest Place to Work sweepstakes. You could win the prizes featured below.


Isn’t that a fantastic sweepstakes!? While I don’t have all those amazing prizes to give away, I do have a $25 Walmart gift card to give away to one reader. Enter in the comments below!


{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me what thing helps you make a great first impression…is it your smile, your power suit, a fierce lipstick, or your fabulous personality?

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Comment on another one of my blog posts

Giveaway ends November 26, 2013 at 11:59pm CST. Must be a US resident, 18 or older to enter.

Matchbox® Heroes Wanted™ Sweepstakes

(Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with MomSelect.)

Calling all moms, dads, and grandparents of little ones- I have some exciting news from Matchbox® to share! To commemorate its 60 year anniversary, Matchbox® is honoring heroes-in-training – the children who play with, and inspire, Matchbox®. The campaign includes the Matchbox® Heroes Wanted™ Sweepstakes with a hero-sized $60,000 college scholarship.

The Matchbox® Heroes Wanted™ Sweepstakes calls on parents to celebrate the heroic attributes of their children by submitting a picture and caption of their hero-in-training dressed as their favorite real-life icon. Submissions will be showcased on the Matchbox® Heroes Wanted™ Facebook gallery and are automatically entered to win the grand prize – a $60,000 college scholarship. Parents with children between three and 10 years old can enter the contest now through May 13, 2013. Sixty prize pack giveaways will be awarded weekly consisting of a Matchbox® branded gift box, a personalized photo-frame thank you card and four heroic Matchbox® vehicles. To learn more about the contest and read stories from the heroes that inspired Matchbox® vehicles, visit

Below is a picture of one of my little heroes! Jacob loves pretending to be a construction worker. They are heroes because they build houses to keep people warm! He also loves playing “police officer” and wants to be one when he grows up so he can put the “bad guys” in jail.

To celebrate their 60th anniversary even more, Matchbox® is also releasing a collectible diecast line of 24 vehicles that go back to its roots to celebrate its 60th anniversary. Jacob and Lucas can’t wait to check out the new cars for themselves!

For the hottest in Matchbox® adventures, games, toys and videos, visit

Purex’s Sharp Dressed Baby Sweepstakes {Giveaway}

Newborn, new year, new savings. Who says your baby can’t be well dressed and stay clean & fresh at the same time? Four (4) winners receive $500 to style out their “baby” for 2013, while one (1) grand prize winner walks away with $500 plus a year’s supply of Purex Baby detergent! Enter the sweepstakes here until 2/22.

Happy kids make for happy families, so start using Purex Baby detergent for your baby’s laundry. It’s hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested.


One reader will win 3 coupons for FREE Purex Baby Detergent


(Do any or all of the following, leave a comment for each you do)

1) Leave a comment telling me why you want to win

2) “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3)  “Like” Purex on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @Purex on  Twitter

6) Follow me on Pinterest

7) Share this giveaway on a social network

8) Enter another one of my giveaways (found here)

Giveaway ends February 22, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. U.S. residents 18 and older only.

(Disclosure: I received a sample of Purex Baby Detergent. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)