The crystal shoe

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Lifetime Project Runway Sweep

Prize(s) - 3 day trip for two to NYC, NY & $16,000; also weekly prize of $500 (13 total)

End Date - April 16, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person

Simone's Thoughts - NYC & cash? You really can't go wrong with this sweep. The picture is of a crystal shoe that I won through a Facebook contest several weeks ago. You really can win some interesting items through this hobby. One thing to note on this sweep, you do have to complete the trip within 6 months of the award, so essentially, before October 2010.


Calgon, take me away

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Calgon Bathroom Makeover Sweep

Prize(s) - Luxury bath makeover, consisting of a hot tub selected by Sponsor, installation of the hot tub in the winner’s residence, an assortment of bath accessories selected by Sponsor (exact items and quantities determined by Sponsor), and a year’s supply of Calgon® products selected by Sponsor

End Date - March 5, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts
- Note, for this sweep the rules state that the winner gets a hot tub installed in their bathroom. I can only guess that they really mean a jacuzzi tub, but who knows? I'm sure your bathroom makeover won't look like the pic, but hopefully it will be an improvement.


I'm actually on the mainland

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Nestle Hawaii Sweep

Prize(s) - 4 night trip for four to Honolulu, HI & a Wii; also 5 first prizes of Nintendo Wiis

End Date - January 30, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - You will need to enter a code for this. The free code is PS787203. As far as I can figure out, all the prizes are being awarded through instant win, so who knows if the trip has already been won yet or not. Still worth a shot though!


Winter in Paris?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Yahoo! Paris Sweep

Prize(s) - 5 night trip for two to Paris, France

End Date - February 7, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - We are headed to Rome in September, so probably wouldn't be able to afford another trip to Europe this year. Maybe Jan next year though? I hear Paris in the winter is lovely.


Vacation week

Sweepstakes Title/Link - AOL Delta Sweep

Prize(s) - Trip for four to any Delta Vacations destination

End Date - January 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - As I am on vacation all this week, all my posts have been done in advance. Hopefully, the links all work as I will be unable to fix them until I return. This week I am doing all vacations so that everyone can dream a little dream while I am floating my way towards vacation bliss.

I love this book. Haven't seen the movie yet, but I was read this when I was a child and we are passing the tradition on with our son.


Hopefully we won't see any mice on our boat!

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- ABC Disney Cruise Sweep

Prize(s) - 8 night Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Cruise Line Vacation for four (4 days at Disney World & 4 days on Disney Cruise)

End Date - January 25, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per person

Simone's Thoughts - Enter quick on this one. It ends on Monday! I am leaving on our cruise tomorrow, so I will not be back in touch with the internet until next Friday. They have internet access on the ship, but I will have other priorities - spending time with my 2 men. I am doing all my posts ahead of time so that you, my loyal readers, will not be without your sweeps while I am enjoying the fruits of mine. I will not be able to fix any links though or respond to comments during this time, so if something is messed up, I apologize in advance. See you guys in a week.


City of Angels and a new car

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Ford LA Fiesta Sweep

Prize(s) - Period 1 - 3 day trip for two to Los Angeles, CA, on February 8-10, 2010 to attend the Valentine's Day movie premiere; Period 2 - 2011 Ford Fiesta & 3 day trip for two to Los Angeles, CA

End Date - March 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - Everyone who enters is in the running for the period 2 grand prize. In order to be eligible for the period 1 grand prize, you have to enter before Jan 31. We have never won a trip to California, and while I have no desire to go for a moving screening, I would like to go to California at some point. LA? Not so much, but if winning the trip gets me to CA, we can always rent a car and skip LA all together. This is another destination that is very common in giveaways that I haven't won. So eventually, we will get there.


Princess time

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Disney Trip Sweep

Prize(s) - 5 day trip for four to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL

End Date - January 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - This Cinderella Castle Suite must be pretty pimp if they only let you stay in it for 1 of the nights you are there. Lets hope they don't stick you in the 'pre-princess' version Cinderella suite for the other 3 nights. I don't think I could deal with sewing mice all night long. I guess they just can't afford to let you stay there more than that. Or maybe the magic wanes away after 1 night. Maybe in the morning, Cinderella just doesn't look that good. This is another magical trip for 4 to Walt Disney World though, so we will be entering. One of these days I will win the elusive Disney trip.

There is a way to enter this via cell phone too. I think you can enter both ways daily. If you want more info, check out the official rules.


I'll pass on the fennel

Sweepstakes Title/Link - Red Vines Gift Card Sweep

Prize(s) - $2500 Visa GC

End Date - February 4, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I hate licorice. We get our veggies from a local vegetable delivery service, Greenling, that I think I have mentioned before. Its great because its local and organic and forces us to try new things and eat more veggies. Earlier this year, my husband and I discovered that we hate Fennel. The green part sparsely used on a salad - ok. The bulb, cooked, roasted, whatever - not ok. It tastes just like licorice and I don't care for licorice. But I like free stuff, so for that, I will tolerate the Red Vines. I just hope I don't win the daily, otherwise someone is getting licorice for Christmas.


Burn those calories

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Consumer Reports Stuff Sweep

Prize(s) - TV, treadmill, netbook, vacuum cleaner, and other stuff

End Date - January 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - I'm not sure I really trust Consumer Reports. I like the fact that it is independent (to an extent) but not sure they really are that relevant anymore. In any case, they are giving away free stuff, so woohoo!


Something to carry your building supplies in

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- GM - Car & Lowes Sweep

Prize(s) - Buick or GMC car & $10,000 Lowes GC

End Date - May 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - This would be great for our home improvement projects that are always sitting around. The car would be a nice plus.


Yeah its an anklet. What about it?

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Febreeze Suberbowl Sweep

Prize(s) - 3 day trip for four to attend Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX

End Date - February 10, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per person

Simone's Thoughts - I can't believe this was the cover back in 1996, good times. Being a Texan, I relished in the Emmit Smith years like everyone else, but still, this cover is funny. Did you notice, he is wearing an anklet? That is AWESOME! Nothing says manliest man of 1996 like an anklet. The best part is Emmit rocks so much, that he pulls it off. I usually don't enter Super Bowl sweeps, but since it is being held right up the road, it seems like it wouldn't be that much of a hassle.


New Years resolutions

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Fruit Simple Fitness Giveaway

Prize(s) - 1 year family membership to a family fitness center or gym of your choice; also 4 prizes of a Wii & Wii Fit Plus; monthly prizes of $25 Dick's Sporting Goods GC (20 per drawing)

End Date - March 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per household

Simone's Thoughts - As usual, I would love to lose weight this year. I don't actually make resolutions each year. We started eating healthier last October. We haven't lost any weight, but at least we are eating more veggies. Don't know that a gym membership would help, but couldn't hurt.


Not the titanic

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Travel & Leisure Cunard Sweep

Prize(s) - 6 or 7 day transatlantic crossing cruise for two aboard the Queen Mary 2

End Date - March 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - This actually seems to include all the airfare you would need to make this trip do-able. You do have to take the trip before November 2010 then, so make sure you have the time prior to entering (I don't!) Seems like the trip of a lifetime though, so if you can do it - enter away!


The Final Frontier

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Kennedy Space Center Trip Sweep

Prize(s) - 4 day trip for 4 to the Kennedy Space Center

End Date - January 15, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - You also get a chance to get a VIP viewing of a shuttle launch, which would be awesome! Ok, so I'm a nerd, but really, that is a once in a lifetime chance unless you film shuttle launches for a living!


PB without the J

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Pottery Barn GC Sweep

- $5,000 Pottery Barn GC

End Date
- February 15, 2010

Entry Frequency
- daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - Texas lost today and I had to put our oldest kitty down, so nothing witty to really say. This is a good one though.


This is flavor country

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Kraft Cash Sweep

Prize(s) - $44,000; also a plethora of instant wins including televisions, cash, & cookware.

End Date - February 8, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/ email

Simone's Thoughts - There is something sickening about Phillip Morris owning Kraft. Supposedly our cancers caused by obesity will soon cancel out any gains we have made by cutting back on smoking. This means that essentially the same companies that fed us cancer causing cigarettes are feeding us processed foods leading to other cancers. Guess you can't teach an old dog new tricks. So there is something really satisfying about winning stuff from Phillip Morris. I want them to spend money on me.

Now all that being said, I can't help but love Kraft Food and Family and was really sad that they stopped sending out their magazine for free. They have great recipes and really put a lot of thought into saving me time and money.

This is an instant and you will need a UPC code. You can use this one to enter - 2900007181


Pilsner Urquel

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Travel Channel Prague Sweep

Prize(s) - 5 night trip for two to Prague, Czech Republic

End Date - January 31, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person (extra entry for correct trivia and referrals)

Simone's Thoughts - I love Prague, I really really do. There is something so beautiful about the city and its not just because I am part Czech or because I love Alfonz Mucha. It is just a great city. The people are great and it is just beautiful.


When you don't win the dream home...

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Western Pistachio Assoc Red Mtn Spa Trip

Prize(s) - 4 day trip for two to Red Mountain Spa in St. George, UT

End Date - March 14, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - So when you don't win the dream home (again) you can forget it all at your spa escape in Utah.

This one is an email entry.

To enter for your chance to win, email the following information to
sweepstakes@thegreennut.org / Subject line "Go Green with Pistachios for Better Health Sweepstakes Entry"

First and Last Name
Address, City, State and Zip
Email Address
Date of Birth

In the Subject line use: Go Green with Pistachios for Better Health Sweepstakes Entry


King of Kings

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- HGTV Dream Home

Prize(s) - HGTV Dream Home in Sandia Park, NM, $500,000 & a 2010 GMC Terrain

End Date - February 19, 2010

Entry Frequency - daily per person/email

Simone's Thoughts - So in the world of sweepstakes there are prizes that everyone wants to win. Right at the top of that list is the HGTV Dream Home. There are lots of imitators, but this is the original. Now most of you probably know about this sweep, so this won't be news to you, but for those of you that need a reminder- enter already! Granted, this sweep gets more entries than probably any other sweepstakes besides PCH, but you can't win if you don't enter.

I was really excited when I heard this years dream home was going to be in New Mexico. I love it there and while I would never be able to keep any dream home, I thought this would be a nice one to dream about. WRONG! HGTV put this home in between Albuquerque and Santa Fe in the middle of fuckin nowhere. On top of that, the house sucks. The only nice part is the tile accents. As usual, HGTV has suceeded in creating a 1.5 million dollar house with a master bedroom smaller than my less than $150,000 house. Congrats at sucking guys. The plus side is that I have no real desire to keep this house and wouldn't even need the normal UHaul I plan on to haul away furnishings cause even those suck in this house. FAIL HGTV. Hopefully someone with money likes it and will buy it when I win this year.


A new year, a new car

Sweepstakes Title/Link
- Camping World 4 Runner

Prize(s) - 2010 Toyota 4 Runner

End Date - March 21, 2010

Entry Frequency - 1x per email

Simone's Thoughts - All in all we did pretty good on our sweeps in 2009. Not our most banner year, but we got a cruise, a trip to Rome, and a couple $1,000 gift cards as well as smaller wins. As always, I will strive to enter more and win more in the new year. We'll see what it brings as I roll the dice yet again.

I really wish the FJ Cruiser came in a 4 door. I love the style and the fact that it is a Toyota, but a 4 door hybrid model would really sell me. I know this is for a 4 runner, but I the FJ is so cute!