Verizon’s HopeLine For Domestic Violence

This holiday season you can support Verizon’s fight against domestic violence.  Nearly one in four women, one in seven men, and over 3 million children have been affected by domestic violence. Wireless phones and technology can serve as a vital link to emergency or support services in a time of crisis or as a reliable, safe connection to employers, family and friends as survivors rebuild their lives.

HopeLine® from Verizon puts the nation’s most reliable network to work in the community by turning no-longer used cell phones into support for domestic violence victims and survivors. If you will be receiving a new phone this Christmas please consider donating your old phone to this great cause.

(Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Moms program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.)

Nokia Lumia 822 Smartphone & Verizon Gift Card {Giveaway}

I hinted at this giveaway on my Facebook page and found a lot of you were excited about the opportunity to win a brand new phone from Verizon! I’m pleased to announce a giveaway for the Nokia Lumia 822. This smartphone runs on Windows Phone 8 and is packed with great features like Nokia Drive+ and Nokia City Lens. It includes Nokia Music with subscription-free streaming from a collection of millions of tracks. Plus, with Data Sense, a Verizon Wireless exclusive, you can get the most out of your data plan while enjoying the benefits of the lightning fast 4GLTE network.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a Nokia Lumia 822 and a $100 Verizon Gift Card

HOW TO ENTER:

Leave a comment telling me what Lumia feature you are most excited for.

EXTRA ENTRY:

You can earn an extra entry by sharing this giveaway on a social media network and leaving a comment telling me that you have done so.

Giveaway ends on November 30, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US only. Please note: Multiple blogs will be running a similar giveaway and Verizon has asked that, to be fair, only one phone/gift card set is won per person.

(Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Moms program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.)

Holiday Cooking Contest With Sandra Lee And Verizon

Verizon has teamed up with Sandra Lee (you know, of Food Network fame) to launch the “tastiest contest of the season” with the chance to win a variety of great prizes (like a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Sandra Lee 10pc Stainless Steel Cookware Set or a signed copy of “Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Fast-Fix Family Favorites” recipe book).

Entry is simple. Just submit your favorite original holiday recipe online. Different categories are open each week through December 19 and entries will be judged based on originality, cost, speed and ease. Winners will be announced weekly via Sandra’s Facebook and Twitter, and the Final Grand Prize winner will be announced on 1/2/13.

To find out more and enter, visit the contest page: http://www.verizoninsider.com/sandralee

(Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Moms program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.)

Verizon Wireless Super Bowl Contest

The best teams in the NFL are going head to head for the chance to reach the ultimate game of this season – Super Bowl XVII in New Orleans. The best part is that YOU could be there!

Four Grand Prize winners will score a trip for two to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, LA, which includes:

  • Round-trip coach air transportation for two to New Orleans
  • Five-day, four night hotel accommodations (January 31 – February 4, 2013)
  • Two Super Bowl XLVII tickets to the game to be played on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA
  • $1,000 spending money
  • Two gift bags complete with NFL Experience tickets and an NFL Shop Gift Card

Entry forms are available at any Verizon Wireless store and the contest is open through November 9.

For complete rules please head on over to the Verizon Insider page.

(Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Moms program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.)

How Sweet the Sound Gospel Celebration {Ticket Giveaway For Chicago Event}

Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound™ Gospel Celebration unites communities and cities across America in celebration and song.  The tour pays tribute to gospel music and provides local choirs a platform to showcase their talent with a broader community. Choirs rejoice in song and praise; sing in front of gospel greats and fans; and compete for a chance to win up to $50,000 in cash and prizes.

 This year, regional events will take place in the following cities:

·         Dallas – Sept. 6 at Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie

·         Atlanta – Sept. 10 at Philips Arena

·         Washington, DC – Sept. 12 at Verizon Center

·         Newark – Sept. 13 at Prudential Center

·         Detroit – Sept. 15 at Joe Louis Arena

·         Chicago – Sept. 17 at United Center

·         Los Angeles – Sept. 21 at Staples Center

·         Finale – New York – Nov. 4 at Barclays Center

GRAMMY® award-winning, songwriter, producer, arranger and music director Donald Lawrence will return as host and be joined by GRAMMY® award-winning entertainer, producer, author and syndicated radio host Yolanda Adams. In addition, Erica Campbell of Mary Mary, Fred Hammond, Bishop Hezekiah Walker and CeCe Winans will serve as resident judges for this year’s competition, which will feature each region’s top six choirs.

Tickets to the 2012 Verizon How Sweet the Sound™ tour are on sale now.  For more details about Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound™ including video content, judging criteria, ticket sales information, and official rules, please visit www.HowSweettheSound.com.

TICKET GIVEAWAY:

I have one pair of tickets to give away to the Chicago stop of this tour.
The event is September 17th at the United Center.

{Giveaway does not cover transportation to the event, parking or any other costs}

HOW TO ENTER:

Leave a comment telling me why you want to win!

For an extra entry, share this giveaway on a social network :)

Giveaway ends September 11, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. Winner will have 24 hours to respond due to the timely nature of this giveaway.

(Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Moms program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.)

Gourmet Food {Wordless Wednesday}

A couple weekends ago I attended dinner courtesy of Verizon Wireless and have to share pictures of the food I ate because it was probably the most beautiful plate display I’ve seen and it was all amazingly delicious. If you are ever in Chicago I recommend you eat dinner at Bin 36!

Also, I wanted to show the quality of the camera on my new Samsung Galaxy III. Considering the fact that the room was not well-lit, I think they turned out great for a cell phone camera.

Heirloom Cherry Tomato Salad w/ Watermelon, Persian Feta Cheese, Basil Pistou

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Grilled Swan Creek Flat Iron Steak w/ Sauteed Spinach, Mashed Potatoes Roquefort Butter

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Chocolate Mousse Bombe w/ Dried Cherries & Almonds, Apricot Sauce, Amaretto Ice Cream

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(Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Midwest Savvy Moms program and have been
provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the
product.)