Category Archives: Giveaways

Snapology Lego Holiday Giveaway! (Have you heard about this inclusive new S.T.E.M. Kids Franchise?)

Happy Holidays everyone!

I’m hosting a LEGO® Giveaway today!   One lucky reader will win a LEGO® brick set of the Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator (for kids 6 +)!

Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator

Have you heard about the fun at Snapology yet?  It’s a cool new S.T.E.M. kids franchise company that has S.T.E.M. classes from ages 1-14, hosts S.T.E.M. birthday parties, summer camps and a whole lot more!

I think we’ve all had our fill of our kids bouncing their brains out at birthday party after birthday party at an endless stream of bouncy house and trampoline-filled warehouses.  Here’s a chance for them to use their brains instead!

And here’s the part that I love MOST!!!

All of Snapology’s programs are INCLUSIVE.

From Snapology’s website:

Our teachers are trained in how to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for your child to thrive.  TSS, Aides or other supportive assistants are welcome to attend with any child who benefits from 1-1 guidance.

We welcome children with EXTRA NEEDS in any Snapology Program. In addition, we offer these 3 fun programs to help your child engage in educational play and develop social skills.

Adaptive Play Time

Adaptive Play-Time

Snapology invites parents to bring their children with extra needs to play in our center in a private, non-judgmental, encouraging environment. During these times, Snapology will typically be closed to the general public, allowing children and their family members to play freely in a supportive and fun atmosphere.During Adaptive Play-Time, parents can feel free to conduct therapy, work on specific goals for their children or just simply let them play and make new friends. Feel free to call ahead to ensure we can provide the best experience for your child. Pre-registration is required.

Bricks and Buddies

Bricks & Buddies

Join us during scheduled Bricks & Buddies time and we’ll take care of the rest. Help your child build awesome creations and lasting new friendships. Every child will be paired with a teen or preteen to help guide, support and build a friendship.  The program is designed for children special needs to have the opportunity to participate in one of our classes or engage in creative play with the help from a new buddy.  Your child and their buddy will walk away feeling confident, supported and be able to take these friendships beyond just the Snapology.

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Snapology CONNECTIONS

Snapology‘s CONNECTIONS program creatively uses LEGO® bricks as the mechanism for children to interact with one another. These programs are open to any child needing a boost in social skill development (including typical children and children with special needs). TSS or Aides welcome. All programs are in a small group setting with a behavioral health consultant present. See our schedule for dates/times.
> Format: 4 weekly 1-hour classes
> Age Groups:  Ages 3-5 & Ages 6-14

Here are some other articles about special needs children and STEM:

How special needs students can benefit from STEM education

Q&A: How Can We Increase STEM Opportunities for Special Needs Students?

This giveaway runs from 12/25/17 to 1/5/18, open to US residents ages 18+. Winner will be chosen randomly. The prize will be shipped directly to the winner.

Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

*All text in italics was taken from Snapology’s website.

GeekerJoy1- Episode 3: @adagioteas Fandom Tea Blends Review & Giveaway

In this video, I do a review of 5 different fandom-themed tea blends provided by Adagio.com and announce the winner of the Star Trek Chibi giveaway from my previous episode.

Also in this episode, a new giveaway for a $10 gift certificate from Adagio.com (sponsored by me :D) is announced!

$10 Adagio.com Gift Certificate Giveaway Rules:
1) Must subscribe to my Geeker Joy1 YouTube channel AND comment on this video (not on this blog, although you’re welcome to do that too, but it won’t count towards the giveaway entry).
2) USA only, age 18+

Giveaway ends 5/25/17 11:59 pm EST (New York time). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced in the next video.

**Winner has two weeks to claim prize via contact form: https://geekerjoy1.wixsite.com/contact
or an alternate winner will be selected who will also have two weeks to claim prize via contact form.  If neither of the winners claim the prize within two weeks of being notified via either Youtube video announcement or reply to their comment, then the prize will be forfeit and go into an unclaimed prizes box which will be offered in a new giveaway at a later date.

If you would like to order any of the Adagio.com fandom blends reviewed in my video, here are the links:

5. GISHWHES Avengers Initiative Tea – https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=118246
4. Sailor Moon Tea – http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=68058
3. Colin Firth Tea – http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=97368
2. Dammit Tea – https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=36980
1. Tea With Mr. Tumnus Tea – https://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=117139

Adagio Teas can be found online here: http://www.adagio.com
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/adagioteas
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AdagioTeas/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/adagioteas/
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/adagioteas/

*The tea samples I reviewed in this video were provided to me by Adagio.com for free, I only paid a very small shipping fee.  The opinions expressed by me in this video regarding the teas and Adagio.com are entirely my own and not influenced in any way by having received the free samples.  The Star Trek Chibi giveaway prize and the $10 Adagio.com giveaway prize are provided by myself.

Redditgifts 2017 Snack Exchange Unboxing Vid & Giveaway! #Lowentry #Giveaway

2 box full of snacks

Recently, I’ve begun getting in touch with my inner geek and have started making YouTube videos about the things I geek out over. It’s been great fun and now I have my own channel!

One of the things that delights my geeky self are online gift-exchanges. 😀  Redditgifts.com has dozens each year for different themes, and this past month I signed up for two – yarn (which I did not make a video about, sorry! :D) and SNACKS!!!

This time, both my own Santa and the person I was Santa for, were Canadian! Yay! (Btw, if you sign up for an exchange and agree to accept international partners (it’s optional), beware of shipping costs! Shipping can be so pricey that it’ll be more expensive than the gift you’re sending!)

So here’s the unboxing vid I made of the Canadian snacks my Santa sent me, including some snacks, like Smarties and Wine Gummies, I’d only heard of on BBC shows!

 

At the end of the video, there’s a giveaway for a Star Trek Chibi 3-pack blind bag that is open to folks in the USA/CAN that ends on 4/28, so please enter and good luck!

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The Prize!

**Winner has two weeks to claim prize via contact form: https://geekerjoy1.wixsite.com/contact
or an alternate winner will be selected who will also have two weeks to claim prize via contact form.  If neither of the winners claim the prize within two weeks of being notified via either Youtube video announcement or reply to their comment, then the prize will be forfeit and go into an unclaimed prizes box which will be offered in a new giveaway at a later date.

Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box – March 2017 Review & Giveaway

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I love subscription boxes! From reading Gary Chapman’s ‘The Five Love Languages’, I know that one of my main ‘Love Languages’ is the giving and receiving of gifts, and wow, some of the subscription boxes out on the market nowadays are one heckuva gift!

Normally, I’m into the geeky, sci-fi fandom type of boxes, or even the ultra kawaii ones, but this time, I was happy to take a walk on the DIY & natural health side!

My journey began with Simply Earth’s Essential Oil Recipe Box for March 2017! ($39.99 USD per month for subscriptions, Simply Earth estimates that the value of the included items would be approx. $200 USD if purchased elsewhere individually.)

They sure pack a lot into that box!  Mine came with 5 essential oils (100% pure, therapeutic grade), a stack of recipe cards on a binder ring for putting those oils to work, a couple of small glass vials for storing any diffuser blends I whipped up, and…..drumroll please….everything I needed to make my own….SOAP!!!  That’s right, everything – molds and some melt-able soap base (a LOT of that was included, so I can make lots of soap!)

I’d never made soap before, but I see all these handmade soaps of every conceivable sort everywhere lately, and I wanted in on that – making my own, chemical-free soaps – ones that smelled exactly the way I wanted them to.  So I was VERY glad to get a chance to take a crack at churning out my own sudsy goodness!

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But first, a little licorice interlude – I dropped some of the box’s anise oil into my diffuser necklace and the whole world was smelling like licorice! YUM!!

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Then I got to work, melting the base (really easy!) adding the ingredients, doing a little stirring…

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And then a little pouring…

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Then I needed to let it cool & harden (I popped it into the freezer and that speeded things up a bit…)

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I popped it out of the mold – and voila! I had made my very own bar of Orange Cream Exfoliating Soap! Huzzah!! 😀

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Here is my video review of this box if you’d like to watch me make the soap step-by-step!

One of my favorite things about Simply Earth (besides their awesome boxes :D) is that they donate 13% of their profits to end human trafficking!  That’s really incredible and I’m really happy about that!  Use code “SIMPLYFREE” and get first month FREE w/diffuser purchase!

Also on my list of favorite things about this awesome company, is that they are letting me host a giveaway of one of their terrific Essential Oil Recipe boxes that come with oils and all the things you need to make the main DIY item!

Just complete the entries on the Rafflecopter below and you’ll be entered into the giveaway! 😀

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway Entries & Rules (In case something goes wonky with the Rafflecopter form, you can still easily complete all the entries with the links below. 😀

GIVEAWAY RULES:

1) 3 ways to enter (plus extra bonus entry):

-Subscribe to my YouTube channel:  
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4QCde-pSVLuP10hRDGLbKA?&ytbChannel=Geeker%20Joy1

-Leave a comment below on this Review/Giveaway post.

-Follow me on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/geekerjoy2017/

**BONUS ENTRY**  **BONUS ENTRY** **BONUS ENTRY**
– Visit Simply Earth’s website and take a little look around 😀
http://simplyearth.com?rfsn=542368.d319e   THEN, just comment below:  “Bonus Entry – I visited the Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box website.”

2) You can do all three methods…one time each for a  total of 3 entries, and if you do the BONUS entry, that will make a total of 4 entries!
3) Giveaway open to residents of USA, Age 18+
4) Prize fulfillment will be from SimplyEarth and may take up to  4-6 weeks to receive.
5) Entry period is until 11:59 EST (New York time) on 4/8/17
6) Winner will be chosen by random drawing and will be notified via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond with a shipping address or a new winner will be chosen.
Good Luck! 😀

*Simply Earth provided me with one of their monthly subscription boxes (est. value $39.99 USD) to facilitate this review. The opinions contained in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way by Simply Earth. I received no monetary compensation for this review or giveaway.

 

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