Tuesday, December 4, 2018

December Giveaway Time!!!


It's December and this is the Sixteenth Sluggy's Boring Blog Box Giveaway for the year.

The Holiday Box of Goodies is a little special I think.  ;-)

Here are the goodies the winner will receive.......


1 x Gardenia Moisturizing Body Bar
3 x Hotel lotion/shampoo samples
1 x 13 oz. size jar of Nutella spread
1 x Dial hand soap pump
1 x Udderly Smooth hand cream
1 x Glade candle
2 x Crest gum detox toothpaste samples
1 x $10 Regal Entertainment movies gift card
1 x Lindt White Chocolate Peppermint bar
1 x Belgian Dark Chocolate w/Sea Sale bar
1 x Teddy Bear Christmas Ornament
1 x Papparazzi necklace w/earrings(purple stones)
1 x Lily of the Valley French milled soap
1 x Lavender French milled soap
11 x samples(Band-Aid, I-Caps vitamins, Saline Soothers, Synodrin pain cream, Make-up remover, Olay creams(2), Max Freeze topical cream, Gold Bond cream, Kirkland green tea(2))
PLUS.........
The winner can take their pick of one of these music CD sets as well---Xmas Smooth Jazz, Xmas Strings or Xmas Guitar music.

Close up shots of the goodies..........








There is a limit of ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER DAY for this Giveaway.  Come back every day and enter though!

Tell me what Christmas means to you(or Hanukkah or Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa or Festivus if that's how you roll instead).  What's your favorite Holiday tradition?  What do you need to make/eat for your Holiday to be complete?  Or tell us something you've done for others this year.

I'll leave this giveaway open until Tuesday, December 11th at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. On December 12th I'll mark all valid entries and use Random dotorg to pick a number and that corresponding person's entry wins.

*Please note the rules*
I'll post the name/ID of the winner on this blog on Dec. 12th and that person has 48 hours from the time stamp on that post to contact me privately via email(my email addy is listed on my "About Me" page, as well as on my side bar).

If I am not contacted via email, I'll attempt to contact the winner via the email they supplied with their entry(or gave me to add to the Giveaway Data Base)and if that email is not responded to within another 48 hours I'll pick another winner.

Disclaimer--This giveaway is open to those with mailing addresses within the US only.  As the cost of postage to foreigh countries has gotten too high I am sorry to say I can no longer afford to mail boxes outside the US.  These giveaways are not sponsored by any companies.  I pay for it all(the cost of items given away and the postage to mail it all)out of my own pocket.

***PLEASE NOTE***
Please make sure there is a way for me to contact you in your comment.

If you're not a registered Blogger User with your contact information on your User page, please put your email addy in your comment or email me your email addy privately when you leave a comment so I can get a hold of you. If your Blogger associated user profile is a GOOGLE one with those Google Circles nonsense I CAN NOT CONTACT YOU as Google Circles doesn't show your contact info.

If I can't contact you then you can't win.  I am still having to disqualify entries due to this issue and I sure don't like doing that.  Thanks!

So let's get the Holiday Giveaway started.....Good Luck to all!


Sluggy

88 comments:

  1. The most important thing to me is my family and celebrating the birth of Jesus and going to midnight mass. I could do without the gifts and decorating but having time with my kids and grandchildren are the best.

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  2. Christmas is family, food, tree decorating, and wrapping up the year. tammy2jim@gmail.com tammy

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  3. My favorite holiday tradition is going to my friends tree-trimming party.
    Marie
    mgaltier(at)yahoo(dotcom)

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  4. I celebrate the birth of Jesus and the one tradition I do is make a batch (or 2) of snicker-doodle cookies for one of my older brothers as part of his Christmas gift.
    vesta8xstitch@gmail.com

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  5. This year my 5 year old grand daughter helped me decorate my tree. I enjoyed watching her unwrap the ornaments. I hope to make this a yearly tradition.
    Mary G

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  6. Christmas begins with lots of lively christmas music and cookie marathon baking!!!
    cskies1@yahoo.dot.com

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  7. I’m currently working on a holiday committee and my charity suggestion actually won! We’re collecting supplies and donations for the local animal shelter. Never thought that stood a chance against the homeless shelters, etc but people are really excited about it.

    Jen G.

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  8. I am not getting sappy with traditions, but I make a killer praline fudge every year for Christmas brunch.

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  9. This year, we will be able to celebrate with extended family we haven't been able to celebrate with in several years.

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  10. Baking, making and sharing. The spirit of Christmas is alive and well here in rural Tennessee! Merry Christmas from our home to yours! Penny S.

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  11. French Canadian tourtiere (meat pie) we only ever have it Xmas and New Years eve, and wait all year for it. BTW-you had me at French milled soap, and lavender! CTMOM-find me on my FB site

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  12. Going on a ride to look at all the houses wearing their best jewels!
    It's always fun!

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  13. Baking and hoping to get together with family.

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  14. What a beautiful giveaway! A big part of Christmas for me is the music.

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  15. We are having fun decorating our new house. Using all our old decorations in a new way!
    Bonnie

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  16. What a fantastic giveaway. My favorite holiday traditions are decorating the house and making candy with my kids. The thing I need eat during my holiday dinner is homemade cranberry sauce. It just doesn't seem to be a complete dinner without it. I'm also partial to creamed pearl onions. Yum

    doveknoll@gmail.com

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  17. Baking cookies with my family for the holidays is something I look forward to all year!

    Farmgirl33@ymail.com

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  18. Our Christmas tree goes up the day after Thanksgiving and stays until January 6th.....it is a prelit one now days and each year we add a new "heart" shaped ornament to the decorations on it. I like to turn the tree on all day and on Christmas eve we leave it on all night too!
    cskies1@yahoo.dot.com

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  19. My favorite holiday tradition is watching Santa and the Three Bears and The Garfield Christmas Special with my kids!
    Joanna M.
    joannamattas@yahoo.com

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  20. Baking and visiting with friends and family.
    18Beechwood55@gmail.com

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  21. Christmas for me is spending time with family.
    Barbara S
    barbaraserna@hotmail.com

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  22. Love seeing my son so excited for Christmas and Santa.

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  23. Toffee Crunch is a favorite recipe I make for gifts!
    Bonnie

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  24. I also look forward to baking cookies with my friend's kids.
    Marie
    mgaltier(at)yahoo(dotcom)

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  25. Favorite Christmas tradition is driving around too see christmas lights with the kids.
    Mary L. (maryjanedobson@yahoo.com)

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  26. I like to try dessert recipes around the holidays as I had extra time. Now that I'm retired, I may try several cookie, etc. recipes.

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  27. Picking out great sayings to write on stocking stuffers. Jill C at jcorlette@gmail.com

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  28. We are blessed even though we live a frugal lifestyle. This year our Church is adopting the elementary school across the street. It is in one of the poor neighborhoods and they were worried about kids having enough to eat while on Christmas break. We adopted a box and the list is very extensive. Boxes will be given to the parents. Then a donation came in for 1000.00 to help out so the 20 boxes that were adopted plus the 1000.00 should feed every family in the school that wants a box! Whoo hoo!
    crystalhankey@yahoo.com

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  29. Love driving around looking at the lights, and enjoying the ones my husbands puts up and adds to every year.

    Mary G

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  30. I love going to the Christmas Eve service to sing carols and everyone gets a small candle while we sing the last "Silent Night". Teddie

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  31. When I was a child the Christmas tree, getting it, decorating it was a big thing. I don’t get a big tree anymore, but I like remembering that.

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  32. Today's entry: looking forward to a nice Christmas eve with all of my kids and some plus ones.

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  33. We have so many Christmas stockings to hang (remarried) that we have to take pictures off the wall and stretch 2 ropes across to hold our ever expanding family....it now holds 28 stockings ...dh and mine, 7 adults children with 5 spouses and 14 grandkids so far!! Stockings hold small edible treats instead of toys and books now days!!

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  34. I like seeing all the lights up at the houses. Some of them are incredibly beautiful!

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  35. I love going to look at Christmas lights.
    Marie
    mgaltier(at)yahoo(dotcom)

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  36. Christmas at our house is more about traditions than lots of gifts. Gifts tend to be practical or funny. We have a meal together- easy on Christmas Day. Finger foods or soup and sandwiches or potato bar. We always drive around at least one night before Christmas to see the lights and go to some type of Christmas Eve service even if our small Church doesn't have one that year we find a Church to visit.

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  37. My lasagna and cinnamon roll comment from yesterday didn’t post but thought of another one. Nice thing I’ve done - shared Sluggy’s blog is with some coworkers and one of them actually won a giveaway!

    Probably no longer need to add Jen G since google is adding my name.

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  38. I am most looking forward to seeing our grown sons and one son's fiancée and 2 Texas grandsons over the holiday, Teddie

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  39. We live on 5 acres out in the middle of the prairie on a dirt road....and yet we decorate the big fir tree in front of our house along that road with strings of colored flashing lights each year....having to take a long pole to even get some of the lights high enough to reach most of the way up the tree....and we place a white wooden nativity set that my dad made years ago along side the tree. I hope the deer and coyotes enjoy it as much as we do!! :)

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  40. Today I'm looking forward to watching the Charlie Brown Christmas special
    Marie
    mgaltier(at)yahoo(dotcom)

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  41. I enjoy listening to Christmas music on the radio going to and from work each year.
    Mary G

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  42. My favorite holiday tradition is the holiday dinner.

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  43. I have a bit of sewing to do (2 simple projects) to finish my gifts off. No one around here is chomping at the bit to get the tree up, me thinks it may be time to move to a 4 foot tall one on the side board and call it quits,

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  44. Peppermint Bark - I used to make hundreds of bags of it every year for The Magic of Santa craft fair. Now I just make it for friends and family. It looks so expensive when packaged nicely. But really easy and frugal to make. Thanks for the awesome giveaways. You Rock! Crystalhankey@yahoo.com

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  45. There are so many cookies and candies that come to mind with the Christmas holidays....and I like them all!! I will always remember my grandmother making sturdy cut out sugar cookie reindeer and angels to hang on the real fresh cut tree from the pasture at Christmas time with lighted candles too....I would always steal a bite of one or two hanging cookie ornaments...she never did say anything if and when she found the cookies missing a bite out of them.

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  46. We make little Norwegian donuts every year at Christmas. My dad has done it his whole life and we keep the tradition going. I love driving around looking at all of the lights and listening to all the wonderful music.

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  47. All the wonderful Holiday cookies - that’s another thing I love about this time of year!

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  48. Tonight we're going to a Chrstmas play with some friends.
    Marie
    mgaltier(at)yahoo(dotcom)

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  49. To make the holidays complete, l have to make decorated cookies.

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  50. This is the only time a year I bake cookies. Going to make spritz cookies very soon.
    Mary G

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  51. I Love the twinkling lights everywhere... so cozy!
    Bonnie

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  52. I tended to a bunch of lurking mini projects today, including a pantry inventory in the kitchen, to identify any lurkers and "less desireable" foods to actively cull. I have plenty of ingredients for a few batches of cookies this year, downsizing from what I made last year I think, it's all good, however

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  53. I make a lot of different dishes for Christmas that we only have then so everyone looks forward to them. My favorite is artichokes, I think I am going to try them in my Instant Pot this year.

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  54. My favorite Christmas CD is John Denver and the Muppets. My kids loved it when they were little and I still have a copy of it that I play every year!
    Crystalhankey@yahoo.com

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  55. We are big fans of candy canes at our house and we include then as decorations on our Christmas tree. We enjoy seeing the grandkids grab one to enjoy as they move around the tree....we always replenish the stock once they have come and gone so the tree never runs out of candy canes to share.

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  56. Time to try some new cookie recipes to see how the cookie critics ~ hubby and grandson like. Of course, I will make some of the old standbys too. Will freeze some to take to Texas for visiting with family and friends. Teddie

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  57. The most important thing about Christmas to me is spending time with my family. They mean so much to me, and I can't think of anything I would rather do than be with them!
    Joanna
    joannamattas@yahoo.com

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  58. Something I’ve done for someone this year...recently I helped a young man with his college application. Helping him formulate his wishes and dreams for his future made me wonder why I hadn’t done that kind of thing before now. There is the future!

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  59. I went to a wreath-making party today.
    Marie
    mgaltier(at)yahoo(dotcom)

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  60. I love giving white elephant gifts. Our Bunco group meets this Wed. and it will be potluck and white elephant! Looking forward to it. Helped pack food boxes at the Church today for the grade school. Chaos but had fun doing it with everyone. Take care.
    Crystalhankey@yahoo.com

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  61. looking foward to some classic xmas films

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  62. Another favorite thing is all the sentimental ornaments from years gone by. Lots of happy memories!
    Bonnie

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  63. We celebrate Christmas and our tradition is to have Christmas eve at our house. We always make a leg of lamb and I usually make my Great Grandmothers cream puff and homeade custard recipe.

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  64. Christmas caroling seems to be a thing from the past....we did it when I was younger but it was a church group in a small community....we even sang "O Christmas Tree" in German as we walked from door to door. I was caroled when my own kids were little and we lived in town ourselves...it was hard to stand on the porch in the cold and listen to them sing 4 verses of a Christmas song...and I have always wondered how well it was received when I used to be one of the carolers!!

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  65. One of my favorite traditions is to take advantage of the multiple Christmas Concerts available. Beautiful to listen to!
    Bonnie

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  66. I'm trying to finish up my Christmas shopping this week.
    Marie
    mgaltier(at)yahoo(dotcom)

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  67. Looking forward to watching our favorite Christmas movies over the next couple of weeks.
    Mary G

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  68. My Christmas shopping is DONE! Now ~ the wrapping ~UGH. We use Christmas bags and tissue paper. Easy, frugal, and reusable. We use the tissue paper to wrap and pack away tree decorations.

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  69. Still trying to finish up the last bit of shopping that I need to do, and then I can start wrapping!
    Joanna M.
    joannamattas@yahoo.com

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  70. Almost done Christmas shopping and need to start wrapping, as I don't want to do it at the last minute.

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  71. Christmas wrapping.....I hate it and you can tell by the way I wrap and tape presents.....and then there is my son who uses his old calendars as wrapping paper and duct tape...those Christmas bags are the way to go for me now days!! Although I do admire beautifully wrapped boxes with ribbons and bows I can never achieve that level of presentation. It all goes into the same trash can once the present is opened anyway unless it is special enough (and not all torn) to save until next year.

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  72. I'm wrapping Christmas presents tonight. I love doing that. :-)
    Marie
    mgaltier(at)yahoo(dotcom)

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  73. Pretty Christmas dishes are another favorite!
    Bonnie

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  74. This year, Christmas means that we are together and we have survived with each other. This year we are focusing on being a family and love.

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  75. Oh my went out today and snow is melted except in the hills and mountains around us. But it is Sooooo cold! Guess winter is here. Wonder if we will have a white Christmas. Can you believe it is only 2 more weeks until Christmas Day! Oh my. Better get a few things done.

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  76. I hope this goes through - having problems replying on some blogs

    Sue Lasker - ibesue123@gmail.com

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  77. I found a simple sandwich Cookie recipe this year. It may become a tradition.

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  78. I love having time off during the holidays. Food- it is ALL about the food. Shrimp, fondue, homemade goodies!

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  79. Finalizing my menus for Xmas eve and Xmas day

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  80. I made 2 new "cheater" cookie recipes and both were a hit. "Cheater recipes" are using box mixes, not made from "scratch." One is a brownie box mix cookie with crushed peppermint on top and the other is a lemon cake box mix with cool whip. Yum Teddie

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  81. My dad made fudge every year for Christmas. I can remember him standing at the stove stirring away. He used the water method to check for doneness, dropping a little into a cup of water and checking firmness of fudge. I've never been able to duplicate his fudge. This is the second Christmas without him and miss him.

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  82. I love the family time at Christmas. I’m blessed this year to be off on the same break as my kids and husband. We love looking at Christmas lights and watching Christmas movies. Tebble. tebblestearns@yahoo.com

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  83. Need to get a few more food items and maybe find some new recipes for Christmas. I've been shopping the sales and storing some food items to spread out the grocery costs. I still need to pick up the ham.

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  84. seeing family and friends

    Gerry T
    merlinsfamily@outlook.com

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  85. Having a fire while watching xmas movies. Mary L.

    maryjanedobson at yahoo.com

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  86. I don’t have a huge list of people to shop for and I try to choose each gift carefully. Some people prefer “experience” gifts over things, which can be fun...as long as you can think of something... I can’t always :-(

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