Posted by : Becca | On : April 17, 2010

It’s that time of year when I start to get the itch to clear out clutter from the house. A garage sale can be a great way to get that done, but sometimes it seems like a monumental task. I’m trying something different this season. It’s been a while since I’ve actively sold stuff on eBay, but I’m going to give it a shot again. I’ve got a bunch of items I think may sell for decent prices online, so this weekend I’m going to take the time to get some good photographs and put up some auctions and see what happens. Wish me luck!

Relating this to working from home – sometimes eBay can be a great way to earn some extra cash from home. Many years ago I used to go to rummage sales, garage sales and estate sales and I would pick up good items cheap and re-sell them on eBay. It helped get us through some rough patches with the extra income and if I had put my mind to it, it could have turned into a decent income. Just a thought for something to try!



Posted by : Becca | On : April 16, 2010

When you have kids, you know it’s handy to have snacks on the go. My kids enjoy GoGurt and it makes me feel good to serve a pretty healthy treat that they like. Yoplait’s new Simply GoGurt comes in two flavors – Strawberry and Mixed Berry. Yum!

Yoplait and MyBlogSpark sent me a great package including a free coupon for Simply GoGurt, a weekly planner, a mini Etch-A-Sketch and a cool seat back organizer. We tried the GoGurt and the verdict was unanimous – we really liked it!

The first 30 readers here can grab their own free coupon! The information, micro-site and giveaway are provided by Yoplait and MyBlogSpark. Check it out!

A lucky winner can also receive a cool gift pack. To enter the drawing, simply post a comment on this post sharing your favorite healthy snack for kids. You can get additional entries by posting on your blog about this giveaway with a link and leaving a comment here, and by tweeting about this giveaway with a link and leaving a comment here.

The winner will be chosen by Random.org on Wednesday, April 28 and notified by Thursday April 29. Good luck everyone!

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Posted by : Becca | On : April 16, 2010

The lucky winner is Lindsay! Please send your contact info to becca @ eclecticwahm dot net. Congratulations!!



Posted by : Becca | On : April 7, 2010

If you’re in the mood for some deliciousness it’s time time to visit your old friend, Betty Crocker! Safeway and Betty Crocker have teamed up to create a great site, Bake Sweet Memories, to share recipes, fun ideas and coupons. Seriously – mini Key Lime cupcakes? Talk about yummy-ness! What’s fabulous is on the site, you can register your Safeway Club card and have coupons loaded right on to your card!! It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Safeway and Betty Crocker provided me with a great prize pack through MyBlogSpark – and guess what? They also are providing a great Sweet Spring Treats prize pack for me to give away here on the blog! This awesome package includes a baking pan, stainless steel mixing bowl, oven mitt, Betty Crocker mixing spoon, and a $25 Safeway gift card.

So – here’s the scoop.

This will be a random drawing. You can get multiple entries and here’s how:

– Leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite Betty Crocker product.
– Post about and link to this post on your blog and leave a comment here with a link to the post.
– Tweet about this giveaway with a link to this post and leave a comment here to tell us you’ve done so.
– Follow us on Twitter and leave a comment here to let us know you’ve done that.

So there you have up to four ways to enter! We’ll accept entries through 10:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time on Wednesday, April 14th. The winner will be notified on Thursday, April 14th and must provide us with your contact information so your fabulous prize pack from Safeway, Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark can be sent to you.

Meanwhile…get over to http://www.bakesweetmemories.com, load up your coupons, run to Safeway and bake up some deliciousness!

Have fun and good luck!!



Posted by : Becca | On : December 4, 2009

The lucky Cheryl F. won the fabulous prize pack from General Mills from this blog post: http://www.eclecticwahm.net/2009/11/general-mills-movie-giveaway.html. Cheryl, you have until Tuesday to get your mailing information to me so My Blog Spark can ship your prize package. Congrats and have a great time at the movies!!



Posted by : Becca | On : November 19, 2009

There’s just nothing like going to the movies! With so many exciting films out this season, now is an awesome time for this fabulous giveaway that General Mills is sponsoring. Here’s what to do to get your FREE movie ticket:

1. Purchase two boxes of the specially marked General Mills cereals including yummies like Honey Nut Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Trix.
2. Check inside the box for a special code.
3. Visit this page at General Mills and enter your special code: http://new.emoviecash.com/gmills/

Then you can print your movie ticket or have it emailed to you. Easy, isn’t it?

A few details:
Codes must be entered by June 30, 2010
Each certificate is worth up to $12 for a movie at selected theatres.
The certificates expire 60 days after issuance, so pick a movie quick!
Take a look at the FAQ if you have more questions.

We had a fun family movie night seeing the new Disney’s A Christmas Carol film. It’s a fun flick in 3-D which is perfect for the holiday time of year. What do you want to see?

And guess WHAT? My Blog Spark and General Mills have teamed up to sponsor a giveaway right here on the Eclectic WAHM blog! My Blog Spark will send the winner a “Movie Moment” prize pack that includes 4 e-movie cash certificates ($12 each) and one (1) free coupon for a General Mills cereal. Each person can get up to four chances to win!

Here’s how:

Main Entry:
Leave a comment on this blog about your favorite movie.

Bonus Entries:
Follow me on Twitter @EclecticWAHMand leave a separate comment letting me know you’ve done this.

Send a Tweet about the contest with a link to this blog and leave a separate comment letting me know you’ve done this.

Post this giveaway on your blog with a link to this post and leave a separate comment with a link to your post letting me know you’ve done this.

Winner will be selected through a random number generator.
This contest will run through 8:00 PM, Wednesday December 2. The winner will be announced on the blog and contacted by email that evening and the will have until Sunday, December 6 to respond.

And just FYI – I did not receive monetary compensation for this post, but I was send one of the Movie Moment prize pack and we had a BLAST at the movies! You will too…so get your entries in!



Posted by : Becca | On : August 20, 2009

A lot of us WAHM’s have web sites of our own and we’re always looking for a great deal on website hosting services. Web Hosting Geeks is a great site to find out about all the various hosting plans out thee, what people think about them, pricing and more. I like that their front page lists the year’s top hosting companies and shows reviews, pricing and other helpful information like bonus features the hosting companies offer.

Do you have a favorite host? Want to give your review? Need help finding the right hots? Visit Web Hosting Geeks and check out all they have to offer. Their left-hand navigation allows you to quickly select the type of hosting you need. Do you need a good forum host, blog hosting, a host that allows you to have multiple domains or one that allows you to be a reseller? Find the scoop right there and participate by adding your reviews or commenting on the blog!

The Web Hosting Geeks blog has tons of great posts about web sites. Get advice on how to use control panels, or ecommerce. They simply have one of the most comprehensive sites out there for information on web hosts.



Posted by : Becca | On : August 16, 2009

Check out The Frugal Housewife for a new giveaway today! They’re giving away two $30 gift cards to Kroger (which are good at the Kroger family of stores.) It’s a great blog with lots of ideas on being frugal and how to do more with less. You know I’m a big fan of that!



Posted by : Becca | On : July 31, 2009

While talking with people about telecommuting, I come across a good number of folks who don’t have decent internet access. Maybe they live in outlying areas that don’t have DSL or Cable available. Well, I just found out about satellite internet providers. Maybe I’m behind the times on this, but it never occurred to me to look at this option. I mean, really – dial up can drive a person crazy. Do you all remember the early days of AOL and waiting…waiting…waiting for pages to load. There are still people who have to deal with that!

Even in remote areas, you can get some great satellite internet deals. Equipment can be leased or purchased and the monthly fees are reasonable. Some of the deals right now even include rebates. There are a variety of speeds and price options. Check it out and see if satellite internet is available where you are.

Having high speed access makes it easier to find telecommuting positions and finally there is an option for people who don’t live in areas with DSL or cable! Get speeds 20 to 50 times faster than dial up. Think of the productivity increase! Satellite is faster, it’s reliable and easy to use. It could work for you!



Posted by : Becca | On : May 2, 2009

…but I haven’t been posting lately because I’ve been ill. Pneumonia, to be specific, and it’s been more than a month that I’ve been sick. So I will be posting again – I promise! I just need to get lots of rest and get better. I’m just glad it’s not swine flu!