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Win Flowers from April 25, 2010

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You know Spring has sprung when you see flowers peeking out from their long hibernation. When you see these flowers you know it must be close to Mother’s Day and what mom, wife, sister, grandmother, or friend doesn’t love to get flowers delivered to their home! I was asked to choose an arrangement from, review them, and give you the opportunity to receive your own flowers.

I am a flower girl, my grandmother was an amazing gardener and grew every kind of flower and vegetable there was. I know my flowers. I put up to the ultimate challenge. After checking the websites vast variety of flowers, I decided to go with the Tulip Time Spring Assortment. Tulips are one of the most difficult flower to ship and they usually bloom within a day, and are gone as fast as they came.

The Arrival- The flowers come (I jump up and down because I love getting packages in the mail) They’re packed with wet paper towels in plastic so the flowers didn’t lose any water, beautiful green organza wrapped the tulips themselves, and the vase was even wrapped in pretty paper, looking like a separate gift. Easy instructions let me get them in my vase in two minutes.

These are truly the most beautiful tulips I’ve received! Now to the best part…. I get to giveaway a $50 gift certificate to one of my readers. Each entry needs a separate comment

To Enter:
1. Go to and come back here and tell me what flower arrangement you love.
2. Follow Flowerspot on Facebook and tell them RachelFerrucci sent you (come here and tell me you did this)
3. Follow Flowerspot on Twitter (let me know here your following)
4. Tweet this giveaway ( Win $50 gift certificate from #Flowerspot
5. Add this to your favorite sweeps linky – leave link here
6. Subscribe to this blog
7. Follow me on Twitter

Contest Ends 4/30/10. Winner will be posted here and contacted by email. Winner will have 48 hrs to claim prize. The brand will be responsible for mailing out prizes and I am not held responsible for lost or stolen pkgs.

WAIT! Double your chances!! You can visit my friend Connie’s Blog and enter her $50 Flower giveaway too!

And the WINNER is- (per 34 Barbara Wright!!!! Congrats and I will be contacting you via email, hope you enjoy your flowers as much as I have!!!


Cover Girl Smoky Eye Look March 12, 2010

The Cover Girl Smoky Eye Look has made it possible for anyone to achieve this popular look. Recently I was asked to try the Smoky Eye Look kit and the best part is I get to give it to YOU for FREE. I was sent a gift card to purchase it, so off I went to Walmart. I was very skeptical because being a cosmetologist for over 20 years, I always used make-up such as Mac, Sephora, and others. I don’t buy my make-up at Walmart, except for my mascara. I may sound like a snob, but I was fearful it would break out my skin. As far as a kit, I thought, how can they possibly put everything in one kit that everyone could use.

While looking at the three choices, I was impressed. Each choice had great colors for any occasion; Natural, Glamorous, and Bold. I grabbed the Natural and again I was impressed at the price $16.50 for the whole kit, which included
CoverGirl SmokyShadow Blast in Bronze Fire
CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara in Brown
CoverGirl LineExact Liquid Liner Pen in Brown
Step-by-step makeup application instructions

The mascara I happen to use everyday is LashBlast so I just scored- I know I’ll love the mascara.

Once home, I took off my current make-up and tried the Smoky Eye Look kit. The directions were dead on, again impressed on how easy they made it. I’ve given instruction on applying make-up and I wouldn’t have done it any differently. Everything was labeled -Step 1, Step 2, and so forth. The eye shadows didn’t require a brush which made it that much easier. The eye liner is liquid- this worried me– Liquid eye liner is very hard to put on and not mess up (at least for me)…I don’t use runs and I always get it in my eye. I attempted to put on Cover Girl’s liquid eye liner and I’ll be damn…. it was SO EASY! Lastly I applied the mascara, LashBlast is my all time favorite so this was a no brainer.

End result- Love Love Love IT!

Ok so it hasn’t passed the ultimate test– my 20 year old make-up guru daughter! She is queen of make-up, a fashionista and very picky with all her beauty supplies. When someone wants their make-up done, they ask her ( yeah I’m supposed to be the professional but she took what I taught her and exceeded me- she was asked by the manager at MAC if she wanted a job) That’s how awesome she is!

Want to see first hand how to put on the make-up and see what she thought about the product?
Check out the video.

I also get to giveaway FOUR of these Great Smoky Eye Look kits to YOU!!!! So excited to be able to do this. Entering is easy- comment on each entry made

Make a comment below = 1 entry

Friend me on Facebook and share my link = 5 entries (

Tweet it out= 1 entry (Win a Cover Girl #SmokyEye Look kit ) Come back and put the url in the comments

Write a quick post and link it here = 5 entries (come back and put url in comments)

Go to and come back here and tell us your favorite product = 1 entry

All entries must be in by March 16th, 2010 11:59pm
Good Luck and don’t forget to tell us how you liked the video- I did make her come home from college just to do this for You!

Congratulations to:

Velvet Hubler





Frigidaire Spin and Win January 26, 2010

Spin and Win

The holiday season is over, but that’s no reason to stop looking for ways to give back. Here’s an easy idea to keep the giving going in the new year.

Frigidaire and Jennifer Garner are teaming up to support Save the Children, an organization dedicated to helping children living in poverty in the United States.

Frigidaire is committed to helping moms spend less time in the kitchen and laundry room, and more time with the ones they love.

Their new Spin & Win game gives you the opportunity to win gift cards for spending quality time with your tykes – whether it’s curling up with some new books, starting a craft project or taking in a family flick. They’re giving away a prize every day. Plus, you could also win a brand new Frigidaire Affinity washer and dryer, with time-saving features that give you more time for the important things in life.

Best of all, each day you play, Frigidaire will donate $1 to Save the Children, as part of their $250,000 commitment to support Save the Children’s CHANGE program, dedicated to providing nutritious snacks and promoting healthier lifestyles for children living in poverty in the United States.

Earn a bonus entry when you follow the directions to Tweet or Email a Friend. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to make time for CHANGE. Go ahead – take a spin.  

Daily Prizes include:

$200 gift card to play dress up

$100 gift card to go camping, build a birdhouse or take in some family flicks

$100 gift card to build a birdhouse, go camping or take in some family flicks

$75 gift card to curl up with new books

$75 gift card to get out and play

$50 gift card to start a craft project

Drawing for prizes will be held every day between now and April 25, 2010. That’s nearly 100 chances to win when you ‘spin’ each day! Limit (1) entry per person and per email address per day.

Grand Prize drawings for the Frigidaire Affinity washer and dryer will be held at the end of each month during the promotion – 4 Grand Prize winners. Participants are automatically entered into the month’s Grand Prize drawing when they play Spin & Win.

Share this link ( with your friends and family and share not only the chance to win but the opportunity to give back too.

**disclosure** No persons at MamaRucci were paid with any monies or gifts by Frigidaire or any persons representing them. We love to share great campaigns that companies are involved in. The information for this giveaway was taken from one of the original posts found on . All information was verified with Frigidaire, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact us.


Nominate a Teacher to Win $100 September 28, 2009


Did you know teachers spend an average of $1200 of their own money on classroom supplies each year? That’s $4 billion annually! That’s why OfficeMax joined with Adopt-A-Classroom to create “A Day Made Better“—a national cause event founded to erase teacher-funded classrooms. This year, “A Day Made Better” will take place on October 6 where 1,000 teachers will be surprised in their classrooms each with $1,000 worth of essential supplies from OfficeMax. That’s more than one million dollars donated to help teachers! Principals at needy schools nominated the teachers for demonstrating dedication, innovation, and passion.

To pay-it-forward, OfficeMax and Mom It Forward have teamed up to create awareness about the issue of teacher-funded classrooms and to give you the opportunity to get involved and help a teacher in your community on behalf of the “A Day Made Better.” Here’s how…

Simply nominate a teacher of your choice to win this giveaway by following the entry requirements. Be sure to check out the prize and criteria!


One exceptional teacher will receive a ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR gift card to OfficeMax. This can go a long way when it comes to classroom supplies!


Teacher-Education-OfficeMax-A Day Made BetterThis is a giveaway that is meant to be given away. What does that mean? You get to nominate a teacher by sharing why this person is exceptional and deserving of this giveaway. The best part, every story told helps raise awareness in an effort to erase teacher-funded classrooms. The winning teacher will be chosen based on the following criteria, so be sure to tell us why your teacher is most deserving:

  • Dedication: does everything in his/her power to deliver the best possible education for his/her students.
  • Innovation: thinks outside the box and engages his/her students through creative learning activities & programs.
  • Passion: expresses a genuine passion for education and shares this enthusiasm in the classroom.
  • Need: demonstrates a need for essential classroom supplies.

Entry Requirements

To enter your teacher, you are required to do two things.

(Note: post a separate comment for each entry.)



(Note: Be sure to leave comments here with links to your messages.)

More than 30 sites are participating in this campaign between now and Sunday, October 4. Visit for a list of all the giveaways! You may enter a different teacher on every site, but you may only win once!

Thanks so much for helping pay-it-forward to teachers in your community! Please join us on Tuesdays, September 22 and 29 from 9 to 11 pm ET for Girls Night Out (#gno) on Twitter if you’d like to meet the team behind the cause: @officemax@adaymadebetter and @Adopt_Classroom. Hope to see you there!

We want to give every teacher the opportunity to win!!!!!! If you have any questions about how to enter, please contact me!

Fine Print

Entries are due Sunday, October 4 by midnight PDT. No purchase necessary to enter. Winners will be selected by me based on the entry that in my opinion meets the above criteria. OfficeMax, Adopt-A-Classroom and Mom It Forward play no part in choosing the winner of this giveaway. OfficeMax, Adopt-A-Classroom, and Mom It Forward employees are ineligible to enter. In a spirit of fairness, my personal friends and family members are also ineligible. Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered. The winner will be notified and have 24 hours to confirm receipt of the email. If no response is received within 24 hours, another winner will be selected. Open to participants in the U.S. 18 years and older.

CONGRATULATIONS to Cheryl Budge (@TheBudgeBunch) and Mrs. Nelson!! You have won the $100 gift card from Office Max!


JVC Everio Camera May 2, 2009

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Did You see what JVC is giving away?  

JVC Everio Send Me To BlogHer 09 Sweepstakes

My favorite is the HD Series!  Tell me what your favorite is.


jvc1Everio G Series 
Everio G series camcorders shoot standard definition video and store your footage on a built-in hard drive, with a choice of 60GB, 80GB or 120GB capacity. And the 60GB model is available in a choice of diamond silversapphire blue or ruby red

So, if large, on-board capacity for long recording time and storage is your priority, Everio G is for you.



jvc2Everio S Series 
Everio S series camcorders also shoot standard definition video, but instead of a hard drive, these “memory” camcorders offer two storage options, depending upon the model – one features dual slots for SD/SDHC memory cards while the other offers a card slot plus 16GB of built-in flash memory. What’s more, they offer continuous recording – when one storage medium fills up during recording, it automatically switches over to the second one. Depending on the model, Everio S camcorders are available in onyx blacktopaz blue and garnet red.



jvc3Everio HD Series 
If high definition video is what you’re after, then Everio HD is for you. There are hard drive and memory Everio HD models, all offering the stunning image clarity that only high definition video can deliver. 

Like other Everio models, Everio HD camcorders are small and light, so they’re easy to take anywhere. And, there are Everio HD models available in onyx blacksapphire blueruby red and garnet red.


Flip Giveaway March 27, 2009

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I wanted to let all my readers know that SuagrJones is giving away a Flip Video Camera. Don’t miss the opportunity to sign-up! Follow the link below. You know I did!!! Whoot- I’m so winning this!

Flip Giveaway


Launch of The PAR System(tm) Membership! March 19, 2009

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The PAR System Membership Program is a 6-month productivity course that will allow you to do more every day, how to work toward your goals and dreams, and how to do only those activities which allow you to achieve your dreams.

Check it out. You will learn:

* How to plan your day with the Write, Prioritize, Review (WPR) Method
* How to decide which activities to work on first
* How to determine your DUMB goals (your dreams and things you truly want to work for)
* How to avoid things which might get you off track

Check out the program Today with no risk and a 30 day money-back guarantee!

There’s never been a better time to check out The PAR System™ because on April 1st (April Fool’s Day, hrmm…), Chris will be re-launching the website with a Twitter Party. The festivities start at 9:00pm EST #ParSystem, don’t be late!! In addition, Chris will officially launch the The PAR System™ Membership program, a 6-month course to teach The PAR System™. For those who want one-on-one productivity coaching, Chris will also offer The PAR System™ Very Productive Person™ Membership!

Now, to get this site kicked off in style, there will be some fanfare, a few laughs, and a lot of great giveaways including:

2 FREE The PAR System™ Memberships (a $95.94 value)
1 FREE 6-month The PAR System™ Very Productive Person™ Membership (a $99.00 value)
1 $50 gift certificate from Rachel Ferrucci at Touch’d Bath and Body
2 FREE Zero2Novel Memberships (a $68 value)
1 hour of FREE novel consulting from published novelist Lonnie Ezell
2 FREE 1 hour consultations with Shelly Kramer (a $150 value)
1 FREE article/blog edit with Gina LaGuardia

To enter the above giveaway-leave a comment here and go to Start Being Productive and enter to WIN!