Hot Links of the Week – Dec 16th

December 16, 2009 by  
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Welcome to this week’s Hot Links of the Week. If you would like to have your giveaway included in an upcoming edition, please email me the information at anislandreview at gmail dot com.

While you’re here, don’t forget to check out my latest giveaways located in the sidebar.


Mama’s Money Savers – MyClyns Germ Protection Spray (Dec 16/US)
The Mom Reviews – Capture Santa on Film Photo (Dec 18/US)
Mom Knows It All – Sony Pocket Reader (Dec 18/US)
Here And There – Corel Painter 4 Essentials software (Dec 18/US)
My Wee View – Lavish & Lime – $50 Gift Certificate (Dec 18/US & Canada)
Here And There – Otterbox Case (Dec 20/US)
Here And There – Train REaction (Dec 20/US)
Mom Knows It All – Guitar Hero 5 (Dec 20/US)
Mom Knows It All – $50 GC from (Dec 20/US)
Mom Knows It All – $100 JC Penney GC (Dec 20/US)
Here And There – Corel Digital Studio 2010 (Dec 20/US)
Three Different Directions – $25 ecoStore USA Gift Certificate (Dec 21/US)
Here And There – Johnson & Johnson Travel Essentials (Dec 21/US)
The Succulent Wife – 2 sets of Twelve Days of Heirloom Gift Boxes (Dec 21/US)
Here And There – Softlips (Dec 21/US)
Melinda Joy – $100 JCP Gift Card (Dec 22/US)
Mama’s Money Savers – $25 American Express Gift Card (Dec 22/US)
Simply Stacie – Posh Party Box Giveaway- 1 of 3 Gift Party Boxes (Dec 23/US)
Rockin’ Mama – Snapfish Make a Wish Photobook (Dec 24/US)
Rockin’ Mama – DLO Accessories for iPhone/iTouch (Dec 25/US)
Simply Stacie – MeDoGood Giveaway – T-shirt of choice (Dec 26/US & Canada)
Mama’s Money Savers – ACUVUE Contact Lenses (Dec 26/US)
Three Different Directions – Plug-in-Shelf from CP Docks (Dec 27/US)
Three Different Directions – Chenille Lounge Socks (Dec 28/US)
Moms Focus Online – 32-Inch Drop-Bottom Wheeled Duffel (Dec 30/US)
Fiddledeedee Reviews – $100 Visa Gift Card (Dec 31)
Melinda Joy – $25 GC to EcoStore USA (Jan 5/Worldwide)


Here And There – FlameDisk (Dec 20/US)
Mom Start – Need for Speed Nitro for the DS (Dec 28)
Ms. Modern – Custom Cuff Links & Money Clip by Bella Moda (Dec 31/Worldwide)


SAHM Reviews – Dove Self Esteem Package (Dec 17/US & Canada)
Mom Knows It All – Vaseline Sheer Infusion (Dec 18/US)
Pure Natural Diva – Everyday Minerals Make-Up Package (Dec 19/US & Canada)
Pure Natural Diva – Couture Cottons Organic Pajama Set (Dec 19/US)
Mom Knows It All – Lee Slender Secret Stretch jeans (Dec 20/US)
Here And There – Oscar’s Originals (Dec 20/US)
Here And There – PortaPocket Essentials (Dec 20/US)
Here And There – YoYo Lip Gloss (5 winners) (Dec 20/US)
The Giveaway Diva – Akoya Pearl Necklace – (Dec 20)
The Mom Reviews – Shade Clothing $30 GC (Dec 21/US)
Simply Stacie – Red Leather Wrap Charm Bracelet (Dec 22)
Simply Stacie – AHAVA The Source Mineral Hand Cream (Dec 25/Canada)
Simply Stacie – The Good Cheer Company Jewelry and CD (Dec 25/US & Canada)
Ms. Modern – “Love it” Birdie Brass Necklace from Marika King (Dec 31/Worldwide)
Ms. Modern – Wendy and Peter headband or hairclip (Dec 31/Worldwide)
Ms. Modern – Twilight/New Moon Film Hair Bows by Culture Revolution (Dec 31/Worldwide)
Ms. Modern – Plum Leg Warmers by Lesha’s Workshop (Dec 31/US)


Cool Baby Kid – Castle Knights Game by HABA (Dec 16/US)
The Mom Reviews – Backyard Football ’10 for Wii (Dec 16/US)
The Mom Reviews – Curious George CD (Dec 16/US)
All Because Two People Fell in LOVE ~ Curious George Soundtrack (Dec 16/US)
Mama’s Money Savers – ZipBin Mini Mansion Doll Set (Dec 17/US & Canada)
The Mom Reviews – Melissa & Doug’s Grocery Store/Lemonade Stand (Dec 18/US)
Healthy Moms – I see me personalized children’s book (Dec 18/US)
Just a Mom’s Take on Things – $20 Gift Card to Marili Jean Accessories (Dec 17/US)
Just a Mom’s Take on Things – My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure DVD (Dec 18/US)
My Wee View – Cate and Levi Handmade Toys – $100 Gift Certificate (Dec 18/US & Canada)
My Wee View – Plasma Car (Dec 18/US & Canada)
My Wee View – K’Nex – Sesame Street Police Car building set (Dec 18/US & Canada)
My Wee View – Play and Learn Toys – $100 Gift Certificate (Dec 18/US & Canada)
My Wee View – Build-A-Bear – Frosty the Snowman (Dec 18/US & Canada)
My Wee View – Wee Squeak Shoes – Winners Choice (Dec 18/US & Canada)
Pure Natural Diva – Green Toys Dish Set (Dec 19/US)
Mom Knows It All – The Body Scoop For Girls book (Dec 20/US)
Here And There – Crayola Timer Light Toothbrush (Dec 20/US)
Here And There – Bella Sara Bella’s Ball Trading Cards (Dec 20/US)
Here And There – BuddyTops (Dec 21/US)
The Mom Reviews – Creativity for Kids Art Kit (Dec 21/US)
Rockin’ Mama – Handy Manny Fix-It Motorcycle (Dec 23/US)
Mom Start – Kamen Rider for the Wii (Dec 28)
Mom Start – Big Eye Dummies Doll (Dec 28)
Simply Stacie – The Snowman’s Song Book (Dec 28/US & Canada)


Cool Baby Kid – Organic Cottontail Coverall Set Two rompers & hat (Dec 16/US)
Everything Up Close – a Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox (Dec 17/US)
Simply Stacie – Rub a Dub Baby Love Giveaway – Little Baby Luv Gift Box (Dec 26/US & Canada)
All Because Two People Fell in LOVE ~ Romper (Two Winners) (Dec 31/US)
All Because Two People Fell in LOVE – ID ME Labels (Jan. 1st/US)


The Mom Reviews – HALLS Refresh *2 winners* (Dec 16/US)
Mama’s Money Savers – Nancy’s Appetizers 12 ct. box (Dec 17/US)
Here And There – FURminator (Dec 18/US)
Mama’s Money Savers – Giant Fortune Cookie of Your Choice (Dec 18/US)
Simply Sweet Home – Cookie Cutters (Dec 18/US)
Mama’s Money Savers – Select Comfort Memory Pillow (Dec 18/US & Canada)
EcoKaren – Fair Trade Mixer Basket (Dec 18/US)
My Wee View – Better Life – Green Cleaning Products Starter Kit (Dec 18/US & Canada)
My Wee View – Personalized Free – Personalized Ornament (Dec 18/US & Canada)
Rockin’ Mama – Sodastream Machine (Dec 19/US)
Val’s Views – Glade Holiday Candles (Dec 20/US)
Mom Knows It All – Guiding Light for your mailbox (Dec 20/US)
Here And There – Guiding Light for your mailbox (Dec 20/US)
Everything Up Close – A gift basket full of Avery Products (Dec 20/US)
From Val’s Kitchen – Pepperidge Farm Holiday Cookie prize pack (Dec 20/US)
Rockin’ Mama – Set of Wine Glasses by Lenox (Dec 21/US)
Rockin’ Mama – Holiday Basket from 1 800 Baskets (Dec 22/US)
Mama’s Money Savers – Black Diamond Wood Floor Cleaner Kit (Dec 22/US)
Moms Focus Online – Hamilton Beach Stay or Go 6 Quart Slow Cooker in Stainless Steel (Dec 25/US & Canada)
Rockin’ Mama – $30 Brownie Sampler from Cheryl & Co (Dec 23/US)
Rockin’ Mama – Holiday ebook Bundle from YouCanMakeThis (Dec 26/US)
Three Different Directions – Mini Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter (Dec 26/US & Canada)
Three Different Directions – Believe Pillow Pattern (Dec 27/Worldwide)
Momstart – $50.00 worth of Destination Dinner Products (Dec 28)
All Because Two People Fell in LOVE – Carnation Evaporated Milk (Dec. 28th/US)
All Because Two People Fell in LOVE – Cookie Cutters (Dec. 29th/US)
Moms Focus Online – Gadgets from Fusion Brands, Zero Water Pitcher, Non-stick Fry Pan and Measuring cups (Dec 30)
Moms Focus Online – AIR-O-SWISS 2055 Ionizing Air Washer/Humidifier (Dec 30/US)
Ms. Modern – 3 Children’s Prints by Lisa Stubbs (Dec 31/Worldwide)
Ms. Modern – Recycled Circuit Board Clipboard by Debby Arem Designs (Dec 31/US)
Ms. Modern – Smile Reusable Tote from Glamorous Groceries (Dec 31/US & Canada)
Ms. Modern – Home or Office Organization Kit by Crown Bindery (Dec 31/US)
All Because Two People Fell in LOVE – Cascade ActionPacs (Jan. 1st/US)


Three Different Directions – Andrea Bocelli ‘My Christmas’ CD (Dec 16/US)
Mama’s Money Savers – Andrea Bocelli ‘My Christmas’ CD (Dec 17/US)
Healthy Moms – A signed copy of the book, Life Simplified by Leslie Gail (Dec 18/US)
Healthy Moms – Ending Female Pain book (Dec 18/US)
My Wee View – Weeds season 4 DVD set (Dec 18/US & Canada)
My Wee View – House of Payne Season 4 DVD (Dec 18/US & Canada)
My Wee View – Dancing with the Stars: Dance Off the Pounds and Dance Body Tone (Dec 18/US & Canada)
Mom Knows It All – Love For Christmas CD by Silvia Fleming (Dec 20/US)
From Val’s Kitchen – Busy Peoples Fast & Frugal Cookbook (Dec 21/US)
Friends and Family – The King’s Rose book (Dec 21/US & Canada)
All Because Two People Fell in LOVE – Dollly Parton Box Set (Dec. 26th/US)
All Because Two People Fell in LOVE – Halls and Oates Box Set (Dec. 26th/US)
All Because Two People Fell in LOVE – AC/DC Box Set (Dec. 26th/US)
Three Different Directions – Dracula Book (Dec 29/US & Canada)


  • Marriott Hawaii – Win a trip for 12 to Hawaii! Submit an original video (under 3 minutes in length and with no copyrighted materials) telling/showing us why you love Hawaii.  Deadline to enter is Sunday December 20!  To see some entries and for complete rules, visit web site –  Follow Marriott Resorts Hawaii on Twitter at @MarriottHawaii.  Be a fan of Marriott Resorts Hawaii on Facebook.  Hawaii people can win and if they do, they can fly friends and family in from mainland!  Our contest hashtag is #tweet2hawaii.
  • In support of its hit holiday animal-themed video game, World of Zoo, THQ is hosting a sweepstakes where one lucky winner will receive an all-expense paid trip for four people to San Diego to visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo. Additionally, as part of the sweepstakes, five lucky winners will receive a copy of the World of Zoo game for the Nintendo Wiiâ„¢. THQ’s World of Zoo video game is rated ‘E’ for Everyone and is available at retailers nationwide for Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DSâ„¢ and Windows PC.WHERE: There are two ways to enter the World of Zoo sweepstakes:  1.Visit and fill out the sweepstakes entry form  2.Visit and take part in its exclusive World of Zoo ‘Animal of the Day Trivia’ Winners are chosen at random.  Please visit for official rules. WHEN: Now through December 31, 2009
  • Photo contest from Aqility makers of an iPhone game called Little Cook. The game is currently ranked #3 in the Educational games category at the iTunes app store and is also ranked #3 overall in Kids games! We are incredibly excited about the success of Little Cook and we are now holding the Little Cook & Little Critic photo contest! The first prize winner will receive a $50 iTunes gift card and a free copy of the Little Cook iPhone application. Additional winners will also receive iTunes gift cards, along with the Little Cook app. To enter, visit the Little Critic contest webpage to upload your favorite funny photo of your child enjoying their favorite meal!
  • His and hers Mountain hardware jackets.  The contest ends on Thursday, December 17th, 2009. To enter, simply fill out the form on our sweepstakes page
  • Competico presents: Competico’s Winter Holiday Photo Contest 2009. Put your BEST
    holiday photo forward and compete with other players for who has the best holiday photo for chances to win your share of up to $50,000 in cash prizes! Capture your favorite holiday event, gathering or moment and get into the holiday spirit by joining the competition, each photo submission is only $100. The contest runs until January 12, 2010, but enter before December 17, 2009, 9:00 PM EST, and enter 2 photos for the price of 1! Don’t waste another winter moment, get into the holiday spirit with Competico!


About the Author: Tammy:
Tammy blogs at Three Different Directions, where she does product reviews and giveaways, focusing on homeschool curriculum, travel products and Disney. She and her family are passionate about their Disney vacations and you can see her geeky family's hobbies as they relate to video gaming and electronic product reviews!
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7 Responses to “Hot Links of the Week – Dec 16th”
  1. 1
    Lynn says:

    Thanks! I also have an ongoing Linky that everyone can use:
    .-= Lynn´s last blog ..MidWeek @ Midday Escapades #6 (Secret Identity) =-.

  2. 2
    Monica Turley says:

    When thinking of Fair Trade this holiday season, think of Fair Trade Sports.

    Fair Trade Sports, Inc is the first sports equipment company in the US to launch a full line of eco-certified Fair Trade sports balls, ensuring fair wages and healthy working conditions for our adult workers.

    Fair Trade Sports sells sports jerseys, soccer balls, rugby balls, frisbees and other sports items that adhere to Fair Trade regulations, with all after-tax profits go to charity.

    Monica Turley
    Fair Trade Sports
    ~ Eco-Certified, Fair Trade, Union-Made
    ~ Balls for soccer, football, and more…
    ~ All after-tax profits to children’s charities
    .-= Monica Turley´s last blog =-.

  3. 3
    jenny says:

    thanks for the linky!
    .-= jenny´s last blog ..{lightening giveaway} Zhu Zhu Pets (Num Nums) =-.

  4. 4
    Kayla says:

    Thank you for the Linky!!

    I also have an ongoing Linky that you and your readers are welcome to use:

  5. 5
    Cecelia says:

    Thanks for the link…have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    .-= Cecelia´s last blog ..Hot Picks From Haute Mamas: December Edition =-.

  6. 6
    Locket Necklace : says:

    i always love to wear sports jerseys because they are cool and sporty “

  7. 7
    Acne Health Remedy %0A says:

    sports jerseys that uses cotton and polyester fabric are much cooler to use ;’;


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