Wednesday, May 29, 2013

#Blogger Opportunity ~ Apple iPod Nano 16GB Slate - Sign Ups Open!

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose will be teaming up with a number of other bloggers for this upcoming Apple iPod nano Giveaway, beginning on July 8, 2013, for the readers. If you are a blogger and enjoy providing your readers giveaways, then this will surely be a great one for them. Please read all of the details about submitting your blog, below. Free links in exchange for participating are provided below with an announcement post on your blog, about the event. If you are a business blogger and/or do not want to post the announcement there is a $5.00 fee, sent to the host email via PayPal below.

I hope you can join us!

We are giving away one

Apple iPod nano 16GB Slate (7th Generation) 


July 8 - 29

The winner can choose any of the available color and they can add free engrave.

We will have a max. of 200 bloggers for sign up, it will be a big giveaway.

The RC is not long because each co-host has there own RC with their links.

Join group (not mandatory)

Here are the details to sign up:

-Free Link (Twitter or Pinterest)  

The first 50 bloggers to sign up will get a link free with announcement. 

Announcement is required or you have to pay a waiver fee of $5.00

(Please read the sign up form on the top to know if we still have free space available)

-Link/ or extra links $3.00 each (if the free spots are gone, to be part of this giveaway you will need to pay $3.00 for each link you want on the giveaway)

Announcement is required or you have to pay a waiver fee of $5.00.

-Co-Host $10.00

The co-host get 2 host page.  

10 links on the RC.

No announcement required.

Please send payment to via PayPal, as a gift.

Any question please email me at

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Keep Calm Candles #Giveaway for Two! (Open to US) Ends: 6.18.13

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is happy to announce this Keep Calm Candles Giveaway! Candles are a great addition to your home or special quiet place, to enjoy while relaxing after a long day. Keep Calm Candles help set the mood, keeps the room smelling so nice and sweet, while setting an energetic decor. Do you enjoy treating yourself to nice smelling candles? If so, this giveaway will give two (2) lucky winners the chance to experience them. This giveaway will end June 18, 2013, for US residents only, and you must be 18 years old or older to enter, so make sure to get your entries in by using the Rafflecopter entry form provided below. Good Luck to You!

Welcome to the Keep Calm Candles Giveaway Event

Keep Calm Candles candles were designed around the concept of the 'Keep Calm' meme and feature some of the cutest sayings that just about any woman would enjoy. Not only do these luxurious soy candles have the cutest sayings, but they can also be customized, allowing you to make the perfect candle to match your room decor so you can display it just about anywhere.

While we all love the concept of having beautiful and cute decorations in our home, we also want high quality products. With Keep Calm Candles, you get just that - high quality candles made right here in the United States.  Each of their candles is hand poured using quality soy wax and high end fragrances that smell absolutely amazing.  What also makes them unique compared to their competition is the fact you can actually choose which fragrance you want in your candle, allowing you to have your favorite keep calm saying with the fragrances you know and love. Their current fragrances include:
  • Apple Spice
  • Banana Cream Pie
  • Blackberry Sage
  • Blueberry Muffin
  • Bottle of Wine
  • Buttery Popcorn
  • Caramel Apple
  • French Vanilla
  • Fresh Cut Grass
  • Fresh Leather
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Gummy Bears
  • Jelly Beans
  • Lemon Drops
  • Mulberry
  • Peaches And Cream
  • Pina Colada
  • Pineapple Jasmine
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Tangerine And Lemongrass
  • Unscent
  • Vanilla Lavender
  • Watermelon Kiwi
  • White Tea And Ginger
Want to purchase of these candles for yourself? You can currently purchase these adorable candles at the Keep Calm Candles Website.  Currently, they sell for $28 a candle or $38 if you decide to design one of your own Keep Calm Candles. Also, if you are a business owner, they have a wholesale program, allowing you to sell these candles on your site or store. To learn more, contact Keep Calm Candles directly at

Would you like to win one of these candles for yourself? We are happy to announce that we are working with Keep Calm Candles - giving two readers the chance to try out any candle from their line. To enter, read the rules below and then enter through the Rafflecopter!

Keep Calm Candles Giveaway Event

  • Two (2) Readers will receive a Keep Calm Candle.
  • Open to US Only.
  • Winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter via
  • Giveaway ends June 18th at 11:59pm.
  • Winner will be notified through email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before new winner is chosen.
  • Must be 18 Years or Older to Enter Rafflecopter.
  • Entering the Rafflecopter Means You Agree to Terms Above.
  • Good Luck!
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Disclosure: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose did not receive compensation for this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest are in no way associated with this giveaway. Prize fulfillment and shipping will be handled by Keep Calm Candles.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day Observed (May 27, 2013)

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose would like to send out a Happy Memorial Day on this Monday, May 27, 2013 to all who have served our country proudly and lost their lives to keep our country safe. To all the families who have lost someone to war, know that they love you and continue to watch over you. Today, celebrate their bravery, unending commitment, and the great memories you've shared. Bring joy and happiness to this day with gratitude. 

To all of my fellow service men and women, no longer in this life, you are never forgotten.

With love,
Selena Brown
SGT Brown
The gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery are decorated by U.S. flags on Memorial Day weekend. (Wikipedia photo)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Father's Day Celebration #Giveaway! (US and CAN) Ends: 06.10.13

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is happy to bring you this Father's Day giveaway just in time for this year's special day for all of the special dads out there. There are three great prizes in this giveaway that is hosted and cohosted by some very special bloggers. I am supporting this event as one of the promoters and hope that you will be one of the winners! Make sure to use the entry form provided below and you'll be in the running! Good Luck Everyone!

Welcome to the Father's Day Celebration event!
*This is a sponsored giveaway event*


 Prize # 1- Wilson Profile HL Men's Golf Clubs arv-$299.99 
The Profile Package Set is the only "Custom fit in a box" system like it in the world. Featuring 9 options - with lengths, lofts, flexes, bags and grip sizes to more perfectly fit beginner golfers and their unique physical characteristics. Options for men include right hand, left hand and right hand tall. 

Prize # 2- Seiko Kinetic Black Ion Plated Stainless  arv-$403.75 
This watch is water resistant and features the Kinetic Direct Drive, simply move and the watch is powered automatically. 
Metal detectors are fun! You find the most interesting things!!
This one is waterproof, works in salt and fresh water (for those that love metal detecting at the beach, it's amazing what they are able to find in the sand!), and works on land as well. 

**OFFICIAL RULES:  No Purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited by law. Open to persons age 18+ residing in the U.S and Canada.  Bloggers are not responsible for shipment of the prizes.  Sweepstakes will begin on May 25th, 2013 at 11:59 pm and end on June 10th, 2013 at 11:59 pm eastern standard time. Winners will be selected on or before June 15th, 2013 and notified by email. Winners have 48 hours from date/time of email to respond. If no response is received within the time limit, winner forfeits the prize and a new winner will be drawn. PRIZES: 1st Prize is Wilson Golf Clubs - ARV- $300.00 2nd Prize is a Seiko watch- ARV $403.00 and 3rd Prize is a Detector Pro Metal Detector ARV- $395.00.  Value of all prizes total $1098.00!   All taxes are the responsibility of each individual winner. This sweepstakes is sponsored. 

Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose was not compensated for the promotion of this giveaway. This blog is not responsible for the deliver of sponsored prizes. The official rules listed above cover the details of this event for all entrants.

Follow the instructions on the Giveaway Tool, provided below and Good Luck!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

$100 Random Acts of Kindness #Giveaway! (WW) Ends: 6.11.13

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is super excited to bring you this amazing $100 Amazon Giveaway to help kick off Rayven from Stay a Stay at Home Mom's 34th Birthday and her Random Acts of Kindness initiative. I feel so good when I'm able to do random acts of kindness throughout my day. I see people who really need help or directions and I just so happen to be in the right place at the right time. You never go wrong when you give of yourself to help another person. 

Have you ever done something nice for someone else, just because? Has someone else ever done something nice for you? It doesn't have to be a big thing; letting someone who is in a hurry cut in line, or bringing an elderly neighbor flowers. Just something, random, that brings a smile to someone else's face. That's what the RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness) Giveaway is all about. 

RAOK (Random Acts of Kindness) Giveaway

Rayven's ROAK Challenge for You
I am challenging everyone to take a moment this year, on your own birthdays, to find a way to bring a little joy to someone else. Here is a list of "34" things I have done this year to brighten someone else's day. I'd love to hear yours as well.
1. Help Someone Move 
2. Pay the Toll for the Guy Behind You 
3. Pay Double the Cost for a Field Trip to Help Another Student 
4. Pick Up Trash at a Park or the Beach 
5. Thank a Police Officer 
6. Bring a Small Gift to a Shut-In at Christmas 
7. Stop to Help Someone on the Side of the Road 
8. Smile at Everyone You Meet 
9. Leave a Comment on a Blog You Enjoy 
10. Donate to the Salvation Army or Goodwill 
11. Compliment a Stranger (Nice shoes!) 
12. Forgive Someone 
13. Offer to Babysit for a Friend 
14. Practice the Golden Rule 
15. Rescue an Animal 
16. Volunteer 
17. Be an Organ Donor 
18. Be Happy for Someone Else's Accomplishments 
19. Invite Someone Alone to Thanksgiving Dinner 
20. Introduce Yourself to All Your Neighbors 
21. Make an Old Fashioned Thank You Card 
22. Buy Candy from a Child's Fundraiser 
23. Pick Up the Tab at Lunch 
24. Donate (and Volunteer) to Your Food Bank 
25. Donate Your Car or RV (I've done both) 
26. Listen 
27. Help Someone Find Something (I helped a woman find her diamond rings last month) 
28. Donate Blood 
29. Call a Manager About a Good Employee 
30. Leave a Basket of Food/Paper Products (anonymously) at the Door of Someone who is Unemployed 
31. Let Someone Cut in Line 
32. Take a Moment to Talk to a Child 
33. Buy Supplies for a Teacher 
This last one is the most important. Don't just talk about doing something, actually go out and do it. There were five frog sitting on a log; four decided to jump off. How many were left? Five. There is a big difference between deciding and doing. Do it. I wrote this list before the tragedy of Moore, Oklahoma, but it posts just after the tornado. Take action. Donate money to the RedCross if you have it. Donate toiletries to a drop off center if you are a couponer and have a stash. Or, if you are far from Oklahoma, but just want to feel like you are doing something, donate blood. Do something. There is an old episode of Friends where Phoebe and Joey have a contest to determine if there really is such a thing as an "unselfish act". Phoebe's argument is that when you give of yourself to make someone else happy, you feel good, therefore it is selfish. And she has a point. So for my birthday, I'm going to be selfish, just for me :)
The Giveaway
Enter to win the $100 Gift Code via the Rafflecopter below, Good Luck! ---

Giveaway Details:
  • One (1) winner will receive a $100 Gift Code
  • Giveaway runs May 22 - June 11
  • Open Worldwide
  • Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter to win
  • Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is not responsible for prize shipment and was not compensated for this post
  • Questions? Contact Stay a Stay at Home Mom

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Coach #Tote #Giveaway! Open to US. Ends: June 14. 2013

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is ready and geared up for a wonderful new week of giveaways to announce for my readers and visitors! To start things off, here is a fashion-inspired Coach Tote Giveaway for you! The summer is all about expressing your unique style and feeling comfortable and relaxed in the process. I'm happy to be one of the promoters of this giveaway, brought to you by host NY Saving Specials. The Coach giveaways are always very special and popular among my giveaways. I do hope that one of you are the big winner. In order to enter, make sure to submit all of your entries on the Rafflecopter Entry Form provided below. The Giveaway ends June 14, 2013. Open to US. Must be 18+ to enter. Good Luck!

Welcome to the Coach Peyton Embossed Patent Pocket Tote Giveaway

Hosted by NYSavingSpecials and

One (1) lucky winner will win


  • Signature embossed patent leather
  • Inside zip, cell phone and multifunction pockets
  • Zip-top closure, fabric lining
  • Handles with 8 1/4" drop
  • 12 1/2" (L) x 11" (H) x 5" (W)
  • This is a signature product

  • Please Note: *The bag was removed from the original package only to take the pictures, I tried to package the bag the same way it came*

    US only
    May 20 - June 14

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    Disclosure: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is not responsible for prize. If you have any questions about this giveaway please send an email to  All entries are optional, if you do any of the tasks with the 10 extra entries, even if you do one entry you can get the extra 10 entries  but if the winner tasks is a tasks you did not complete, a second winner will be chosen. If the winner tasks is the one you did you will be the winner. NYSavingSpecials is responsible for prize. No purchase necessary.

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    $200 Sephora #Giftcard #Giveaway‏! Open to US. Ends: May 21, 2013

    Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is so excited to bring you this $200 Sephora Gift Card Giveaway for all the lovers of beauty products. Enjoy fun and exciting ways you can spice up your look this season. Sephora offers beauty products including makeup, skincare, fragrance, hair care, bath and body products, and hair and make-up tools. A special thank you goes out to the sponsor of this amazing event, SavingStar. Giveaway ends May 21, 2013. Open to US.

    About The Sponsor


    Have you joined SavingStar?

    If you haven't joined yet,SavingStar is a free service that links grocery deals to your grocery and drugstore loyalty cards. There's nothing to clip or print.

    There's over 100 chains participating in SavingStar, making it easy to save! Go to to join now.

    About The Prize
    One (1) Winner will receive a $200 Sephora Gift Card. 
    Here's a look inside Sephora TV video, below.

    How To Enter

    Please use the Rafflecopter Entry Form provided below for all submissions.
    Good Luck!

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    Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is not responsible for the delivery of prize. The host of this giveaway event will contact the winner upon completion and verification. This blog may receive affiliate compensation for the promotion of this giveaway. No purchase necessary.

    CashCrate $100 Paypal #Cash #Giveaway! Open Worldwide. Ends: June 05.2013

    Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is excited to introduce this new giveaway! There is nothing like getting rewarded for what you do on a daily basis. If you enjoy getting paid to shop online, take surveys, or for completing offers, then CashCrate is for you. Personally, completing a 1 month free trial offer of Netflix, helped me to become a continued customer. If I didn't find this offer online, I wouldn't be using Netflix as often as I do and enjoying the great movies and shows. Offers are a great way to learn about new products and services that you may want to implement into your everyday life. You can join CashCrate for FREE and also to celebrate their great success, below is all of the information about the $100 PayPal Cash Giveaway. Giveaway ends: June 5, 2013. Must be 18+ to enter. Open Worldwide.

    Welcome to the CashCrate Cash $100 

    Paypal Giveaway

    Sponsored by CashCrate

    The Prize:

    One (1) lucky winner will win $100 PayPal. You can 

    use it for whatever you would like!

    But even if you don't win the $100 Paypal, you still walk away from this giveaway a winner. How? You have the opportunity to join Cashcrate FOR FREE! 

    CashCrate is one of the best survey/offer sites on the internet.

    User Testimonial:
    Here's what Rayven from Stay a Stay at Home Mom says about CashCrate:

    "I've been a CashCrate member for almost 5 years now, and get a check every month. Its not a ton of money, but its enough to go out on a date night with my hubby, or if I saved it each month we'd be able to do all our Christmas shopping. I love CashCrate as the program is simple, they pay on time, and best of all, its totally free!"
    Earn money for:
    • Taking Surveys
    • Completing Offers
    • Shopping Online
    • Referring Your Friends

    This is one program you don't want to miss. Its simple to get started, just
     click here to join CashCrate. 

    All done? Great! Now, How To Enter this Giveaway: 

    Please use the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win $100 Paypal cash!

    Here's that CashCrate sign up link again in case you missed it:

    Sign up for CashCrate for Free

    Good Luck!

    Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose may receive affiliate commissions from your participation in CashCrate, though all opinions are my own and I would not recommend a product or a service that I feel is not beneficial to my readers. Thank you for your support of this blog.

    Sunday, May 12, 2013

    $200 Toys R Us #GiftCard or PayPal Cash #Giveaway. Open Worldwide. Ends: May 26. 2013

    Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is so excited to share with you this very special author-sponsored giveaway by Carole P. Roman, who has recently released Volume 4 of her award winning series, Captain No Beard! It's always a huge adventure when a child has the opportunity to read a book. Encouraging reading is the best way to develop a child's imagination and give them the freedom to dream and discover their own potentials as they grow and develop into young men and woman. 

    To celebrate, Carole is giving away a $200 Toys R Us Gift Card or $200 USD PayPal Cash and 1 Copy of each book! Open Worldwide. Ends at 11:59pm EST on May 26th, 2013.

    Welcome to the $200 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway!

    Hosted by Giveaway Promote.
    Sponsored by author Carole P. Roman.

    About the Book Series:

    Captain No Beard and the crew of the Flying Dragon welcome a new crew member, when Cabin Girl Cayla joins the ship. Responsible for his little sister, Captain No Beard is not very happy because he finds his newest charge a distraction. When faced with danger, the captain must find a way to escape.

    While learning valuable lessons about strangers, the crew realized not to judge somebody because they are young or small. Strength comes in all sizes! Be sure to read "Captain No Beard: Strangers on the High Seas", Book 4 of the Captain No Beard Series. It is available on Amazon!
    "If You Were Me and Lived in...France - A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World" is the second book in Carole P. Roman's remarkable series about countries all over the globe.

    With each book covering a different nation, Roman opens up a world of wonder while highlighting the fact that underneath it all we are far more alike than we might have imagined. Focusing on what life would be like from a child's viewpoint, she examines the diversity of the people who make up our planet. It is also available on Amazon!

    About Carole P. Roman:

    Award winning author Carole P. Roman is happy to add "Strangers on the High Seas- A Captain No Beard Story vol 4" to her successful series. The first book of the series, "Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life" was named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012, as well as received the Star of Remarkable Merit. It was also named as one of the Best Indie Books of 2013 with the Pinnacle Award.

    Roman has two other series, "If You Were Me and Lived in...", a children's non fiction book on cultures around the world and an introduction to yoga for kids. She lives on Long Island with her husband and very close to her children and grandchildren.

    Enter to win a $200 Toys R Us Gift Card and a copy of Captain No Beard: Strangers on the High Seas and If you were me and lived in… France…

    How To Enter:

    Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway. Refer your friends using your unique link at the top of the Rafflecopter for even more chances to win. One (1) winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.

    Open Worldwide.
    Ends at 11:59pm EST on May 26th, 2013.

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    Bloggers, we'd love for you to join an awesome group giveaway event like this one! Sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by Giveaway Promote.

    Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose was not compensated for the promotion of this giveaway event. The host will contact the winner for mailing details for prizes and choice of winnings.