Mother’s Day Giveaway Extravaganza Winners

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on May 10, 2010


I know I promised to announce the winners of all of the fabulous Mother’s Day giveaways yesterday, but instead I had a very relaxing day with my family. I hope you can forgive my tardiness.

And now, without further ado, I give you our winners::

Jawbone ICON :: Cassie

$50 Chili’s Gift Card :: mickeyfan

PictureMate Show :: adrienne Gordon

Johnson’s Gift Bag :: Amy and Pat

$35 Gift Certificate :: Kristen

Nestle’s Family Day Out Goodies :: Steph

Belkin Charging Kit :: Kathy Scott

Wii Charge Base and Wands :: DarcyO

Kodak Digital Camera and Photobook :: Paula Hafner

Congratulations to all of our winners! I will be emailing everyone shortly, but if you see your name listed above, please feel free to email me at [email protected] with your prize in the subject line.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on February 14, 2009

iphone-hersheys-kisses Congratulations to Karen, of Lil’ Momma’s Haven, who won the iPod Touch here at From Dates to Diapers, courtesy of Nestle, Mars–M&M, Russell Stover, and Walmart!

As an extra entry, Karen wrote a post about how she and her husband planned to spend Valentine’s Day with their four adorable kiddos (three of whom are triplets!!) yesterday, since her hubby had to work today. It was this post that ended up being the winning entry!!

I hope you had a fabulous day yesterday lovin’ on those kids just a bit more than normal, Karen!

And, to the rest of you, have a blessed Valentine’s Day!!


Winning Tip in my Nickelodeon Holiday Money Saving Tip Contest

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on December 16, 2008

There were so many great Holiday Money Saving tips. I have to say, however, that some stood out above the rest! There were 372 entries, but I could only choose 10 of my favorites… Very hard to do!

Rachel Heart was one of the 10 I chose. She had some great ideas for saving money on Christmas gifts. Here’s what she said:

*For Christmas- Give from the heart. The most priceless gifts can be the least expensive. This holiday, give creative gifts that come from your heart. Videotape a message of love, make a CD of favorite songs, create a photo album or scrapbook of special memories. Be a sweet and hide little notes for your loved one to find. Make gift certificates redeemable for thoughtful services: breakfast in bed, a day free of chores, a romantic homemade dinner, a massage, hugs and kisses. After all, it’s the thought that counts.

* For New years eve- Go to Consignment shops and thrift stores that offer designer deals for discount prices and are the secrets of the best-dressed most the time. Some retail boutiques will rent evening wear for a small fee, so call around. Or, if you have a very fashionable best friend who happens to be your size, maybe he or she will let you borrow an outfit, maybe even shoes:) if you ask kindly.

I wish I could have awarded each of my top ten picks a gift card, but I had to draw just one. Actually, Ethan ended up drawing the winner. So, without further ado, watch this video to see who won…


Here’s the winning tip –
To save $$$$ this Christmas consider this:

When purchasing gifts for hard-to-shop-for cousins, neices/nephews, or coworkers, purchase a Nalgene wide-mouthed water bottle ($10) and fill it with candy, lip gloss, a $5 Starbucks gift card, movie tickets, earrings, dress socks, or any other small (and inexpensive) goody. Give yourself a price limit and stick to it! No wrapping needed–just tie some curled ribbon to the Nalgene lid and voila!

We did this for Christmas a few years ago for our extended family and it was a HUGE (cheap) hit. We spent about $25 per bottle, purchased a different color for each person, and gave the boys and girls different goodies inside. Our family STILL raves about their gifts that year—and we didn’t break the bank that Christmas!


More Winners…

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on December 14, 2008

Here are the latest winners of my most recently closed out giveaways:

Tamagotchi – Krissy and Angela

Prima Princessa – Ashley

JumpStart – Ashley

Linda Eder – wwe11

Seal – Sandy

Il Divo – Dove420

Mutsy – Fidget


Stay tuned to find out who wins the $500 Walmart gift card from Nickelodeon.


So many winners, so little time!

December 3, 2008

Alright, so I’ve been a slacker… I have 37 winners to announce, from giveaways as far back as October. (I know, horrible!) Soooo, if you see your name below, CONGRATS to you… You have been sent an email, but please email me with your address so I can make sure your prize gets out to […]

15 comments Read the full article →

Giveaways = Free Stuff!

September 20, 2008

Congratulations to Kimberly who won the Sara Evans Greatest Hits CD and Libby’s veggies! Be sure to enter my current giveaways: Magellen RoadMate 1212 – ends Sept. 30th $50 Tiny Prints gift certificate – ends Sept. 30th 2 Jumbo packs of Huggies diapers (5 winners!) – ends Oct. 10th Diaper Genie Elite II – ends […]

0 comments Read the full article →

One Lucky Winner is About to FLIP!

September 5, 2008

As I mentioned before, picking the best family fun night activity idea was a very tough decision… They were all so good! I know you’re anxious to see who won, but you’re gonna have to watch the video to find out! Here is the winning idea: You and your kids are about to embark on […]

5 comments Read the full article →

Drum Roll, please…

August 2, 2008

The winners of my scrumptious giveaways have been chosen… Jonni won the Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Maker! misty, Stephanie, kkmabffl, Ashley, and lrbodine are the five lucky winners of the Blue Bunny Ice Cream! And, the 10 Häagen-Dazs winners are: A Cowboy’s Wife lovedandamazed Pauline Maja Elizabeth P. kkmabffl courtneystoffel Lauren P Jen Mc blueviolet […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Screamin’ Winners

July 22, 2008

There are 30 people who are about to win some scrumptious prizes, and I am so excited! Ready? Here are the winners*… 25 Baskin-Robbins winners, each to receive $4 in gift checks: CrystalGB Sweetpeas Mindy windycindy Silly Lilly & Family – Marybeth I. Kathleen Bakersdozen janetfaye hsb suzanne Rick Bucich Sheila Jenn mamikaze Deb – […]

9 comments Read the full article →

Stuk-On-U Winner

July 12, 2008

The winner of the Stuk-On-U Romper is…. Beki — She said, “The Rosebud is lovely… Thank you!” Congratulations Beki! Your daughter will look lovely in the Rosebud romper, I’m sure!

1 comment Read the full article →

And the Winners Are….

July 5, 2008

Better late than never, right? The Staying Healthy Prize Pack winner – gkstratos The Goodies For Mom Prize Pack winner – Andrea Both winners have been notified by email today and will be given a week to claim their prizes, after which I will either send off their packages or choose new winners. Note: The […]

1 comment Read the full article →


June 20, 2008

I am pleased to announce the winners of the two big giveaways that I hosted over the past few weeks. Both winners will have until Monday evening to claim their prize, otherwise new winners will have to be chosen. Summer Fun Pack winner… Tangie“My best tip for staying cool with your kids is WATER BALLOONS […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Father’s Day Winners

June 16, 2008

Here they are: A Copy of Wear Clean Underwear! — nor_lou Two bottles of Country Bob’s BBQ Sauce — emily n. A Grateful Dad Tee — barbarabaker A Blume Baseball Cap — Good & Crazy An Eikon To Go — Someone Being Me A Casio Waveceptor Timepiece — M’s MommyCongrats to all of the winners […]

2 comments Read the full article →

I didn’t forget…

June 15, 2008

Yes, I know I am super late in announcing the winner of the Scrubbing Bubbles Fresh Brush Max giveaway that I had recently, but I’m a busy lady! What? That’s not a good excuse… Ah well, I’m sorry! Sarah was the lucky winner and will now have a great alternative to cleaning her toilets! Congrats, […]

2 comments Read the full article →

Chic Baby Rose winner

May 27, 2008

The winner of the Chic Baby Rose $10 gift certificate is BrineS!! She said, “The rag dolls are so sweet! They look so lovable and ready for a friend.” She even placed the giveaway button on her two blogs, A Cup Joy and Comfort Joy Designs! Thanks BrineS and congratulations!!

2 comments Read the full article →

Tiny Prints Winner

May 26, 2008

calgirl, who likes the Striking Paisley black announcements won the Tiny Prints giveaway! Congrats!!

0 comments Read the full article →

It’s a DC25!!

May 22, 2008

Congratulations to Huguette who was chosen as the random winner of my guessing game! She has won two bottles of my favorite carpet spot remover – Folex. All moms should have Folex on hand for all that spilled milk! I have to say that only mannequin was spot on — The correct answer to my […]

1 comment Read the full article →

Ladybug Luck

May 15, 2008

The winner of the $30 Skimbaco gift certificate is…. Stacey Moore who said… “love the Eve’s Violet Apples Sandals for Ella!! i blogged about (the giveaway) and added the button… thanks!”Congratulations Stacey!!

4 comments Read the full article →

Winners Announced!

May 10, 2008

The five winners of the SanDisk flash drives are: Jennifer HappyHeart Sara carolsue Marsha Mimi Note to Marsha: You did not leave a way for me to contact you, so please email me at [email protected] before Wednesday or I will have to choose a different winner! Because you did not leave your contact info, and […]

0 comments Read the full article →

Development by eDesign-Pro Company