August 30, 2014

Rambling's Giveaways

These are all the great giveaways that I have teamed up with other great bloggers to bring you....

Zcan Scanner Mouse Giveaway (ends 8/30)

GiftsForYouNow Back to School Giveaway (ends 8/31)

Kid Academy Giveaway (ends 8/31)

Soda Stream Giveaway (ends 8/31)

Jamberry Mani/Pedi Giveaway (ends 9/1)

Back to School Palooza Giveaway (ends 9/2)

Rejuventor Showerhead Giveaway (ends 9/2)

Back to School Giveaway Bash (ends 9/6)

Baby Jogger Summit Giveaway (ends 9/7)

Don't Buy It, Rent It Giveaway (ends 9/7)

Dollar Shave Club Giveaway (end 9/8)

Julienne Peeler Giveaway (ends 9/8)

The Popcorn Factory Back to School Giveaway (ends 9/9)

At First Sight Giveaway (ends 9/9)

Havit Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway (ends 9/12)

Luxury Bathroom Set Giveaway (ends 9/12)

CVS Mom's Morning Essentials Giveaway (ends 9/14)

Movie Night Giveaway (ends 9/16)

$500 Southwest Gift Card Back to School Giveaway (ends 9/19)

-Rambling Holly

Kindle Books: Action/Adventure

If you love action and adventure reads, then you will love tonight's list of free kindle books....

Iceflight by Casey Lea (554 pages)
Firehurler by J.S. Morin (472 pages)
Luthecker by Keith Domingue (376 pages)
Fall of the Mortals by Ken Bush (314 pages)
Eden, Dawn by Archer Swift (296 pages)
Land of Dust & Tears by Vicki Kestell (256 pages)
Everblue by Brenda Pandos (322 pages)
Ethan Wright & the Curse of Silence by Kimbro West (306 pages)
The Adventures of the Lone Jack Kid by Joe Corso (235 pages)
Doppelganger by Shawn Stern (234 pages)

Julienne Peeler Giveaway

Julienne Peeler Giveaway Event (9/8)

Julienne Peeler Giveaway Event (9/8)
Organized by:
Reviews 411
Up All Night Blogging
Co-Hosted by:
The Fully Caffeinated Mama
Raindrops on RosesMama Smith Reviews and Bloggin with NiNi
If you have been following my blog for any length of time, you will know that I love cooking (when I have the time) and I love getting gadgets and tools that are going to help me make the perfect dish.  Here is a gadget I wish I had, but 10 lucky winners will get it for free!
Are you a total foodie and just have to have all of the coolest kitchen tools you can find? Well, you don't want to leave this nifty little gadget out of your foodie tool box! This awesome julienne peeler not only peels perfect julienne cut veggies... but it also slices the most perfect round slices of cucumber and potato slices as well! Check out Andrea’s video demonstration and review to see the proof.

Prize Information
10 entrants will win a Customhouse Julienne Peeler (up to $320 total value)

Giveaway Information
Must be 18+ to enter. US ONLY.
Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Brands! Want your product(s) featured in an event like this one? Contact if you have any questions or comments and be sure to check out our group website at

-Rambling Holly

Freebie List: Weekend Edition

Of course this list is going to deliver!  I compiled a list of freebies that are available this weekend....some are only Saturday, some start on Sunday and the rest are freebies that are still available in case you missed them when I first posted about them.

Scope Mouthwash (at Walgreens, use $0.75/1 coupon and get $2.50 Register Rewards)

1lb. box of Domino® or C&H® Brown Sugar

Medium Slurpee (at 7-Eleven, just text SIXFLAGS to 711711)

Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine Subscription

Issue of All You Magazine (at Walmart, use $0.50/1 coupon 6/22 SS insert, and submit $1 Checkout51 offer)

Shape Magazine Subscription

Relief Foods Sample

World Class Beef Jerky Sample

Murad Acne Clearing Solution Sample (redeemable at Sephora)

Snowboard Magazine Subscription

Cherry Blossom or Almond Shower Oil Mini Sample (in-store or online through L'Occitane)

Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Sample

Riversol Skincare Sample (still available)

Dove Body Wash Sample (still available)

Swole Sports Workout Sampler Pack (still available)

Bridal Guide Magazine Subscription (still available)

Nivea Lotion Samples (still available)

Disney Custom Family Decal (available again)

Pentel Ballpoint Pens (at Staples, STARTING SUNDAY, submit $4 Easy Rebate)

Crest Toothpaste (at Rite Aid, STARTING SUNDAY, use $0.50/1 coupon 8/31 PG insert, and $1.50/1 Rite Aid coupon)

-Rambling Holly

August 29, 2014

Kindle Books: Young Adult

Tonight is teen night, with all 10 free kindle books being under the young adult category.

Alexandria by John Kaden (444 pages)
Balancer by Patrick Wong (384 pages)
Keeper of the Lost Souls by Kristy Centeno (380 pages)
Deadinburgh by Mark Wilson (350 pages)
The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak (320 pages)
Cryostorm by Lynn Rush (316 pages)
The Burning Star by Jessie Lane (311 pages)
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (294 pages)
Choosing You by Allie Everhart (294 pages)
Black Hill Farm by Tim O'Rourke (277 pages)

-Rambling Holly


Want some more exposure to your blog, while offering your readers some great prizes, well then check out these blog opps and let them know Rambling Thoughts sent ya....

Fruiti Freeze Machine Giveaway (starts 9/2)

$100 Gift Card Giveaway (deadline 9/4)

Pocket Sous Chef Event (starts 9/17)

Trilane Giveaway (deadline 9/10)

1 Year Parenthood Celebration Giveaway (starts 10/28)

The Giving Thanks Giveaway (starts 10/31)

-Rambling Holly

Mailbox Freebies

What did you mail person bring you today in way of freebies and samples?  Today, I received another free issue of Rolling Stone.

-Rambling Holly

Freebie List

TGIF!!!! Make sure to check out these freebies to start your Friday off on the right foot....

RepHresh Gel Feminine Health Product Sample

Samples, Recipes and Coupons (join Pillsbury)

Guitar Player Magazine Subscription

Mixing It Up with Mezzetta House Party (must apply)***

Josh Groban “Remember When It Rains” with Judith Hill Download

2 Gain Fabric Softeners (at Dollar Tree, use $2.50/2 coupon 8/10 RP insert)

Katy Perry “Prism” Album Download (still available)

Samples, Coupons and Recipes Monthly (just sign up to become a Kitchen Insider with Betty Crocker)

College Football Team Static Cling

Sugar-Free Children’s Advil (must qualify through Smiley 360)

TABASCO Flavor Bowl House Party (must apply and qualify)***

Murad T-Zone Pore-Refining Serum (at 1 pm est, first 500)

Rimmel London Stay Blushed Liquid Cheek Tint in Touch of Berry (at 2 pm est, first 500)

Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara (at 4 pm est, first 100)

Zoya nail polish in Maria Luisa (at 5 pm est, first 100)

Mark All Butter Now Lip Treat in Bare All (at 6 pm est, first 500)

Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum (at 7 pm est, first 500)

-Rambling Holly

August 28, 2014

Kindle Books: Horror

Who doesn't love scary stories at night?  Here are 10 free horror kindle books...

Blood Life by Gianna Perada (330 pages)
The Harvesting by Malanie Karsak (320 pages)
Samhane by Daniel I. Russell (314 pages)
Small Doses by David Jester (295 pages)
Blood and Parchment: First Offering by G. P. Knight (278 pages)
Banished From Grace by Aria Williams (266 pages)
Funhouse by Michael Bray (263 pages)
Vestige by Deb Hanrahan (263 pages)
Paradox - The Angels Are Here by Patti Roberts (260 pages)
Conceived in Blood by Linda Andrews (258 pages)

-Rambling Holly
Visions by Kelley Armstrong

The Decision to Vote

Now, I am not trying to talk about political preferences or start a huge debate but I just got something in the mail yesterday that made me what to talk about this and try to get a discussion going with y'all.  I received confirmation that I am registered to vote in my location.  Now, I was suppose to do this when I moved here a little over a year ago but I just let in slip from my to-do list.

So, this discussion is on the fact that many people my age and younger (as well as some older generations) believe it is pointless to vote.  That it is just a waist of time, time that it takes to register, time invested in learning about the candidates (local government or presidential candidates) and the time is takes to actually vote, just for the results to not be in their favor.  I remember one presidential election when I know for a fact the candidate that won could not have been the one with the most votes.  In other words the ballets were either stuffed or just not counted.

Because of that election, we have had 2 elections since then where the process of counting the ballets have been different (some good and some bad).  Now, I don't want to come right out and say that certain government officials finagle the ballet to be in their favor but in some instances it does seem that way.  And if that is the case, I agree with the lot of my generation who thinks voting is a waste of time.  After all, you can only voice your opinion some much when money and dirty politics seem to overrule.

But I cannot think this way.  Even if there are dirty politics and ballet stuffing going on, my voice has to be heard and everyone else's does.  This is our country, we are the majority and what we come together and agree upon should be what goes.  We are electing these politicians to act in our behave and I don't feel some of the politicians that keep getting elected into office are acting on the majority's behalf....they are acting on the big corporations and big shareholders behalf.  So, not to sound like my intelligent family members that are very much involved in politics, we have to open our eyes and speak up to get change, to get politicians in office that are going to actually focus on our needs and not those of the corporations and shareholders.

Those are my thoughts, what are y'all's?  I want to know, just make sure that you comments do not offend anyone please.

-Rambling Holly

Mailbox Freebies

I just love freebies.  Today, I received another free issue of Forbes and a free issue of Lowe's Creative Ideas.  Did you get any freebies today?  If you did, tell me what you got!!!!

-Rambling Holly

Freebie List

FREEBIES, FREEBIES, FREEBIES!!!!!!!  I love to start my day off with checking out the available freebies and sharing them with y'all...

Flower Crème Blush in Forget-me-not (at 1 pm est, first 500)

Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence (at 2 pm est, first 150)

Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Melon (at 4 pm est, first 250)

Clean & Clear Essentials Deep Cleaning Toner Sensitive Skin (at 5 pm est, first 150)

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (at 6 pm est, first 25)

Wildflower Reference Guide

Always Product Sample

Starbucks Single Beverages (at several stores, use $4/2 coupon)

Got Science? Stickers

Swole Workout Supplement Sample Pack

Lipton Tea Sample

-Rambling Holly

August 27, 2014

Kindle Books: Fantasy/Science Fiction

Here is tonight's list of kindle books, 10 free fantasy/science fiction

Fifthwind by Ken Kiser (465 pages)
Dark Child by Adina West (432 pages)
Traitor by Mark Eller (352 pages)
The Book of Deacon by Joseph Lallo (322 pages)
The Devil's Dream by David Beers (298 pages)
The Prophecy by Melissa Luznicky Garrett (269 pages)
Dark Prophet by K.N. Lee (265 pages)
Paradox-The Angels Are Here by Patti Roberts (260 pages)
Flame by K.J. Jackson (250 pages)
Land by Theresa Shaver (201 pages)

-Rambling Holly
Wool by Hugh Howey

Tums Chewy Delights

Do you experience heartburn?  Have you tried numerous over-the-counter medications to stop the heartburn?  I know I have tried the Tums tablets and even though once you eat 2 or 3 of the tablets your heartburn is gone, the taste is gross....the chalky feeling in your mouth is kind of disgusting if you ask me.

Tums just came out with a new product though that seems to address the issue of using their original tablets caused (having to consume 2 or 3 at once to cure the heartburn and the chalky taste).  According to the packaging Tums Chewy Delights offer ultra strength and to work within seconds.

You can purchase a bag of Tums Chewy Delights (32 count) at Walmart for $3.84.  According to the Tums website you can purchase them in 6 ct. or 32 ct and come in vary cherry flavor or smooth peppermint.

So, even though it seems like a little amount of money, is it worth your money?  Does it relieve your heartburn?  Within seconds?  Click here to watch my video review!!!!

-Rambling Holly

Mailbox Freebies

I know that I get all excited and my hands start to itch when it is mail time but that is because I love freebies so much!!!  I get to try new products without having to spend a dime and I get free products that end up helping stretch my money because I don't have to buy that particular product.  However, today I did not receive any freebies (bummer, I know) but I did get something that I have been waiting confirmation the I am registered to vote in the county I am currently living in (moved here last year and just forgot about it).  What did you get in the mail?  Any freebies or samples?  Anything that you have waiting for?

-Rambling Holly

Freebie List

Who wants some more freebies?  Here is what I found for us....
Sierra Club Button or Decal

FamilyFun Magazine Subscription

2 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Drop-ins (at Walmart, use 2 $1/1 coupon and submit $2/2 Shopmium offer)

L’Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Sample

12 count Dasani Sparkling Water (using My Coke Reward, for just 50 points)

Ebony Magazine Subscription

Dove Body Wash  Sample

Atkins Quick-Start Kit (available again)


1-Month Supply of Contacts

Hi-Chew T-Shirt, Hoodie and More (earn points by completing you account and challenges)

Parents Magazine Subscription

UChicago T-Shirts (for High School Seniors)

NYC New York Color Expert Last Lip Color in Smooch (at 1 pm est, first 500)

Paul Mitchell Mitch Double Hitter (at 2 pm est, first 120)

Obagi Professional-C Serum 15% (at 4 pm est, first 300)

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler (at 5 pm est, first 25)

OPI Nail Lacquer in Going My Way or Norway (at 7 pm est, first 50)

-Rambling Holly

August 26, 2014

Kindle Books: Mystery

I just downloaded some of these great FREE mystery kindle books, are you going to get any of these books for you collection?

Thread of Hope by Jeff Shelby (412 pages)
Jazz Funeral by Julie Smith (368 pages)
Fresh Doubt by Eva Hudson (366 pages)
Messages by John Michael Hileman (326 pages)
Black Flagged by Steven Knokoly (311 pages)
Fractured Persona by Harry Krebs (303 pages)
Silent as the Grave by Bill Kitson (292 pages)
Maggie for Hire by Kate Danley (288 pages)
The Devil's Grin by Annelie Wendeberg (240 pages)
Paper Phoenix by Michaela Thompson (183 pages)

Giveaway List

A new week and I have another great list of giveaways and instant wins....which ones are you going to enter?

Zcan Scanner Mouse Giveaway (ends 8/30)

GiftsForYouNow Back to School Giveaway (ends 8/31)

Kid Academy Giveaway (ends 8/31)

Soda Stream Giveaway (ends 8/31)

Jamberry Mani/Pedi Giveaway (ends 9/1)

Back to School Palooza Giveaway (ends 9/2)

Rejuventor Showerhead Giveaway (ends 9/2)

Back to School Giveaway Bash (ends 9/6)

Baby Jogger Summit Giveaway (ends 9/7)

Don't Buy It, Rent It Giveaway (ends 9/7)

Dollar Shave Club Giveaway (end 9/8)

The Popcorn Factory Back to School Giveaway (ends 9/9)

At First Sight Giveaway (ends 9/9)

Havit Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway (ends 9/12)

Luxury Bathroom Set Giveaway (ends 9/12)

CVS Mom's Morning Essentials Giveaway (ends 9/14)

Movie Night Giveaway (ends 9/16)

$500 Southwest Gift Card Back to School Giveaway (ends 9/19)

Absolut Ticket Master Gift Card Instant Win Game (ends 9/1)

AOL Summer Spectacular Instant Win Game (ends 9/1)

PAM “Flip it to Win it” Instant Win Game (ends 9/1)

Liquid-Plumr ‘Clog Culprits’ Instant Win Game (ends 9/1)

TEAS’ Tea ‘Tea Master’ Instant Win Game (ends 9/1)

-Rambling Holly

Kellogg's Family Rewards Codes

Hey y'all.  If you are like me....a KFR member than I have some great news for you.....2 new codes to enter into your account.



-Rambling Holly

Mailbox Freebies

I honestly need a day to turn off all that electronics (tv, computer, tablet, and phone) just so I can catch up on all these magazines!  Today, my mailman gave me another free issue of Cosmopolitan.  What was waiting for you in your mail?

-Rambling Holly