Monday, August 26, 2013

musicMagpie Gives #Cash to #Recycle CDs, DVDs and Games

"musicMagpie gives cash to recycle your unwanted CDs, DVDs, and Games."

     The CD used to be the most efficient way for me to listen to my favorite music. It became much easier to move from track to track, no longer having to rewind and forward tapes in my boom box. The cassette tape craze was over.

      If I wanted to keep track of all my favorite music artists, I used a black CD case and kept it with me when driving in my car or just spending time with friends. I used to enjoy exchanging CDs or even borrowing them. I thought it was also very cool to collect them. However, that all changed with the power of streaming music videos, downloading music to your computer, or just listening on the go from your loaded playlists on your cell phone. "So what happens to all of the CDs, stored away in CD cases, all across America, when new advancements in technology brings along an even quicker way of accessing music?"

     The DVD has been used to entertain families for years. If there was a movie night, all you needed was a large bowl of popcorn and your favorite movie from the video store or currently on the shelf in your home. However, similarly to the CD, advancements in technology have made it even more attractive and exciting to watch movie releases from home or anywhere through movie streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu, from gaming consoles, OR your very own smart phone. "But, what happens to all of the collected DVDs, stacked on your bookcase or shelves?"

     My first real recollection of video games, came during the Atari and Nintendo era. One Atari joy stick was all I needed to defeat the centipedes and Super Mario was the favorite when it came to the Nintendo. Now, there are so many games that have a greater interactive edge. Kids and adults alike are able to strategize with one another from different parts of the world with the XBox console and online at any time of the day. Games are getting more interesting and challenging and before you know it, you have so many games just sitting around your room or stored away in shoe boxes under your bed. "However, there is a satisfying solution to removing the clutter to make room for your newer games."

     With the amazing new discoveries in the way we experience entertainment, the old has to make way for the new. The CDs, DVDs, and Games collecting dust or stored away in your home, can be recycled and you'll be given cash in return. For the past year, musicMagpie has helped people sell CDs for cash, along with their DVDs and games. After they receive the items, musicMagpie recycles the unwanted items into millions of ballpoint pens, traffic cones, and golf tees. To date, they have been able to use this method to help the environment tremendously.

But, how does it work?

To get you started recycling your unwanted CDs, DVDs and games, musicMagpie, has a three (3) step process to help you submit your items for free and get paid. 

Step 1 -- Enter or scan a CD, DVD, or Game barcode to get an instant value.
Step 2 -- Send your items to musicMagpie for FREE using their FREE shipping service labels.
Step 3 -- Get CASH for your CDs, DVDs, and Games.

The world of entertainment is endless. We experience this industry every time we listen to our car radios, turn on our television sets, and boot up our computers. So why not reduce the clutter and make some cash selling our unwanted items. You'll feel better and the environment will reward us all for it.

To learn more about how to sell your CDs, DVDs, and Games for cash, visit


Monday, August 19, 2013

Teton Sports Sleeping Bag #Giveaway! Open to US. Ends: 09.13.13

Do you enjoy camping in the great outdoors? Or, are you planning your next great adventure? If so, you're going to definitely need some nice warm sleeping bags! Nature is beautiful and amazing fun but it can give you a really tough kick in the butt if you don't have all of the necessary gear in place. So, Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose to help get your packing off to a great start, here's a Teton Sports Sleeping Bag Giveaway! 

The giveaway will run from August 19 through September 13. Open to US. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

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Good Luck!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

$500 Back to School #Giveaway! Open WW Ends: 09.01.13

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is so excited to bring you another Back to School Giveaway! The last event was a great success and provided over 150 school supplies. Now, I've teamed up with some amazing bloggers, led by Giveaway Promote to bring you $500 Cash. Everything always comes together best when we all work together as a team. Many children and adults, alike, have started their new school year. So, this will definitely come in handy as everyone settles into their curriculum. 
The giveaway runs from August 19 through September 1, 2013, 11:59PM/EST. Open Worldwide. Must be 18 years old and older to enter.

Welcome to the $500 Back to School Cash Giveaway!

One (1) lucky person will win $500 cash.

Enter to win $500 cash via PayPal.

Complete the tasks below on the Rafflecopter Entry Form to earn entries into this giveaway. Please make sure to complete each task BEFORE clicking the ENTER buttons on the form.

Refer your friends using your unique link to earn even more chances to win.

Good Luck, Everyone!

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Monday, August 12, 2013

$200 Toys R Us Gift Card #Giveaway! Open Worldwide Ends: 08.25.13

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is happy to bring the readers this $200 Toys R Us Giveaway with a very special author to introduce you to. I am always amazed at the gifts and talents we all have in this world. When we give of ourselves to make a difference in each other's lives, that is what living is all about. As we all know, educating our children is one of the most giving things we can do because they need us to guide them and teach them the ways of how to live, where they come from through culture, and how they can be whatever they want to be, when pursuing their dreams. Author, Carole P. Roman has developed some amazing book series and now working on another book series, I Want To Do Yoga Too! 

To celebrate, Carole has two prizes and two winners will be chosen for one of each prize! All of the details of this very special event, including the author's bio, is below. This giveaway is open worldwide. It will run from August 12 through August 25, 2013. Good Luck!

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


Award winning author Carole P. Roman is a former teacher turned businesswoman. She has successfully run a family business with her husband that employs close to five hundred people. Her most favorite job is being grandmother to her many grandchildren.

Roman has two wonderful sons and hit the jackpot in the daughter-in-law department. She currently lives on Long Island with her husband. Her first book, Captain No Beard - An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life has been named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 as well garnered the star of remarkable merit. Captain No Beard has developed into a series of 3 
more books.

Her next project is the book series I Want To Do Yoga Too. She is currently working on a new educational series that explores different cultures from a child's point of view. Carole has included Mexico, France and South Korea in the series. Turkey and Norway are coming soon!

Carole P. Roman would love the opportunity to have one (1) lucky reader pick a country for an upcoming book.
In addition, the winner will get signed copies of all the books in the series and will receive the new book as soon as it is released. A second winner will win a $200 (USD) Toys R Us gift card or paypal cash.


Enter to win a $200 Toys R Us Gift Card or the chance to pick a country for Carole P. Roman's "If you were me and lived in…" series

  • 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.
  • ***IMPORTANT*** Please COMPLETE the tasks on the Rafflecopter Entry Form, BEFORE clicking each ENTER button. All Entries will be Verified. All Entries are Optional.
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Ends at 11:59pm EST on August 25th, 2013.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Kindle Fire HD #Giveaway! Open Worldwide Ends: 08.31.13

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is excited to bring you this Kindle Fire HD Giveaway sponsored by! We always have a huge blast with the Kindle Fire events and this one is even more interesting because you have the opportunity to learn more about how you can make your own wishlist of items for your friends and family, to reference when buying you gifts. 

Personally, I enjoy the little gifts and large gifts I receive, but sometimes we all have received things that we probably didn't need or maybe wish we could exchange. However, why not help your friends and family buy a gift you actually would need and enjoy by using Read more and watch the short video about and follow the steps below to enter this giveaway. 

Ends: August 31, 2013. Open Worldwide (Kindle Fire for US Residents Only. The cash equivalent to your PayPal, will be given if there's an International winner). Must be at least 18 years old and older to enter.

Welcome to the Kindle Fire HD Giveaway


 Hosted by Mom Loves 2 Read
Sponsored by!

A special thank you to the Co-Host:  Lazy Day CA

One (1) lucky winner will receive 
a Kindle Fire (US) or Paypal (Int)!! helps you give (or get) the perfect gift by choosing and placing the things you like or love into your own personal wishlist!  You, your spouse, your kids can all make wishlists to share with family and friends or to keep track of all the wonderful things you'd love to have! When your birthday comes around or the holidays, which are right around the corner, they will know what you would rather have instead of guessing. You actually take the headache out of shopping for you by using

Here is how you can be Eligible to Win~

STEP 1:  **Sign up and create a registry and add at least 3 gifts to it - it's that easy!
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**If you already have a MyPerfectGift Registry just add a new gift to your existing wishlist.

STEP 2: Use the GiveawayTools form below to complete all of your entries. 

Have FUN!

Disclaimer: Disclosure: To be eligible to win this giveaway you must create an account and add at least three items in your registry. If you have an existing account add at least one new item to your registry.
Mom Loves 2 Read did receive compensation for this giveaway event, however my opinions are my own and may differ from yours. 
Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.  If winner lives in US he/she will receive a Kindle Fire from the sponsor.  If winner is outside the US, he/she will receive Paypal Cash from the sponsor less any Paypal fees.  Prizes can take up to 8 weeks to arrive.  Void where prohibited.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Bear Grylls' "Get Out Alive!" Giveaway & Exclusive Blog App! (Open to US) Ends: 08.27.13, 12:00AM/EST

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is super excited to bring you this Bear Grylls "Get Out Alive!" Giveaway event with an exclusive app. Do you enjoy adventure-type shows? Could you survive out in the wild? I sure don't know if I would be okay with eating the insects but "mind over matter" can take you a long way. But, renowned British explorer and survivalist Bear Grylls is back with the ultimate survival competition, Get Out Alive! Airing Mondays 9/8c on NBC

This giveaway is Open to US residents. The giveaway will run from August 8, 2013 through August 27, 2013, 12:00AM/PST.

About The Show:

Would YOU Get Out Alive?

In #GetOutAlive, 10 teams of 2 compete to survive in the beautiful New Zealand wilderness with Bear Grylls as their guide. The teams are faced with various survival tasks as they battle the terrain, mountains, gorges, glaciers, rainforests, rivers and rapids. Each week, one team is eliminated, and the last remaining duo will win $500,000!

And most importantly, don’t forget to watch the unmissable #GetOutAlive SEASON FINALE on August 26!

Experience the Get Out Alive Blog App:
With this amazing GET OUT ALIVE app:

• Bear GIFs! The Get Out Alive GIF Gallery - 
Watch amazing and action-packed GIFs from the show!

• Would YOU Get Out Alive? QUIZ - 
Getting out alive means making split-second decisions when faced with danger in the wilderness. Test your knowledge of the great outdoors and see how you “bear up” to Bear Grylls’ wild wisdom!

• Get to Know the Contestants! VIDEO CLIPS - 
Watch inspiring and entertaining clips of the contestants on the show. All have overcome huge obstacles in life and all are hoping to be crowned the winning duo of Get Out Alive!

Let's Get Social:
• Tweet using the hashtag #GetOutAlive to share the exciting news about Get Out Alive on Mondays 9/8c on NBC! Also, share on your Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or Tumblr!

Welcome to the Bear Gryllis "Get Out Alive" Giveaway

... An official Bear Grylls Survival Bracelet from Gerber! Taking advantage of Gerber's decades of experience and Bear Grylls' adventure knowledge, this survival bracelet's design provides 12 feet of high-strength paracord to help you work your way out of a difficult situation. Weighing less than an ounce, it has an easy, one-hand size adjustment and an integrated whistle.

Please enter this giveaway using the Rafflecopter Entry Form provided below. All entries are optional. **Make sure to COMPLETE each entry task BEFORE clicking the ENTER buttons for each entry. All entries will be verified.

Good Luck, Everyone and have fun watching the show!

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Saturday, August 3, 2013

#Weekend Tidbit: Recharging Your Mind, Body, and Spirit by Selena Brown

Weekend Tidbit
by Selena Brown
Here's the audio of me speaking while driving to Fresno. 

Sometimes what's familiar to us, causes us to be stifled in our advancement. We think that when we're sitting at our computers or we're focused on work, work, work, or busy doing something, that we're following our purpose. However, sometimes, we have to stop, drop, and let go of the things we normally do, the regularly scheduled programming so to speak, and do something different. That could mean going to an entirely different place, around different people, and learning new things from these people.

Moving away from what is familiar is a great way to grow spiritually, as well as mentally. It may help to unravel some inspiration, or an answer that we are seeking, and not only recharge us, but inspire us to keep moving forward with our dreams and ambitions. Personally, sometimes I even get far-fetched ideas and by getting away from my desk and letting go, I can think things through about my life, the events that are occurring in my life and what is really going on inside of me at the present time. A soul-searching can occur.

There is so much energy being used in a creative mind. If only you could live in my head one day, you would probably scream. I guess that's what makes us all so special and unique! 

So, I decided to get away from my desk to recharge my mind, body, and spirit, last weekend. I thought to myself, GET OUT and LIVE! I think those of us who aspire to do SO much, don't really take the time to breathe, to live, and just be among the "flock." It was a very great day to get away and I took a road trip or day trip to Fresno, CA. I remembered that one of my seniors lived up there now (I'm a caregiver to seniors as well) in an assisted living place so I surprised him with a visit. He was SO happy to see me. I felt really blessed to receive such love and to be a burst of positive energy for him. 

I then went to the zoo and took a lot of pictures. You can find some of those animal pics on my Instagram Here, since I decided to go to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo as well. I love the zoo and animals, period. However, I must say that this zoo is the best zoo I have been to in a long time. The people were very affectionate to the animals, very knowledgeable, and they had around the clock interactive activities for the guests who entered the zoo. 

I got to feed two giraffe and learn a lot about stingrays and there was an awesome bird show. I decided to participate and had to fold a one dollar bill in halves and a beautiful bird from the parrot family, flew up and landed on my arm and took the dollar back to the zookeeper. She then had the bird fly back on my arm to put the dollar bill back into my hand. This was SO amazing to see. You could tell that these zookeepers spend a lot of time with these animals. The parrot flew about 10 feet away to get to my arm and back to the zookeeper. I was sitting up in the seating area close to a tree! I was not nervous at all. I was so happy that I volunteered!

So you see how important it is to get out and away from what you think is best. By leaving what we know, we are able to bring back higher spirits and a love that can only be experienced and discovered by getting out and about on your times off and during your weekends if you have weekends available. 

I wanted to share this post by the weekend because I thought it would help some readers like me who are about work most of the time and little playtime. I hope I was able to help you. I took a much-needed timeout.
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If you are going to do something outside of your regularly scheduled day, leave me a comment about it below. I would be happy to read it.

Friday, August 2, 2013

#Blogger Opportunity ~ Kindle Fire Event Begins: August 10!

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose will be bringing the readers a Kindle Fire Giveaway event NEXT weekend and this is always a great event! But now, the doors are open for my fellow bloggers who would like to participate as well. 

The sign up form is attached below with all of the details of this event. For a Free Link in this event, all bloggers, must share it on their blogs with an announcement post and submit the LIVE link on the sign up form. All other links are for purchase via PayPal to the email address provided. I hope you can join us! **Make sure to mention I referred you on the sign up form***

Thank you!

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The Giveaway will Run August 10 through August 31, 2013
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