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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dial Sugar Cane Hush Scrub Giveaway

When I received Dial's newest hand soap and saw that it was Sugar Cane Husk Scrub, I wasn't sure that I would care for it.  That is until I squeezed a little out. See I normally avoid those sugar flavored body creams and candles.  I just don't care for those scents, but boy is this so different.  I'd like to bath my whole body in it and then carry the bottle around to sniff.  It's that awesome!!  

The gentle micro-scrubbers gently deep clean, while skin conditioners hydrate, moisturize and smooth your skin.
This is the newest scent in Dial's Boutique Collection which includes:

  • Yellow Raspberry
  • Water Blossoms
  • Coconut Lime Verbena
  • Sugar Cane Husk Scrub

Visit dialsoap.com to see their full line of products.  You can also find them on facebooktwitter, and youtube.

It's the little luxuries in life that count and don't you deserve that?  Everytime you wash you hands, I guarantee you'll catch yourself inhaling deeply.   Next time you go shopping be sure to sweeten up your life by picking up a couple of bottles for the bathroom and the kitchen.  
Dial has been busy lately coming up with delicious smelling new soaps, remember the Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash review and giveaway that I posted last week.  You can click here to enter that giveaway too, but first things first.

Enter to win

I have 2 FREE Dial coupon's to giveaway.  One coupon is good for 1 FREE Dial Complete Omega Moisture Foaming Wash, and the other is good for 1 FREE Dial Liquid Hand Soap.  Entering is easy.  Simply follow the instructions on the Giveaway Tools form below.  Giveaway ends 4/8/15 at 11:59 PM. EST.  Good Luck!!

Happy Easter Y'all...

Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet
It was just before the Passover Festival.  Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father.  Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus.  Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.  After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"

Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
~ John 13:1-7

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Disclosure: The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash in exchange for a product review.  As always all opinions expressed are my own.

I'm so happy spring is finally here in Florida, but I know a lot of you are still dealing with what seems like the year of the never ending winter.  Don't give up yet, the end is close.

Whether it's cool weather or warm weather, our skin takes a beating.  It's nice to pamper it anyway you can. That's why I like Dial's new Miracle Oil Body Wash, it's a no effort way to treat my skin to a little tenderness.

What's new about this Dial Body Wash?

The first thing you notice on the bottle are the words MIRACLE OIL.  Why are they calling it that? Easy, it's infused with caring Marula Oil.  And here's a Marula Oil fact:  Marula Oil is known to deeply hydrate and nourish skin while protecting it from skin-damaging free radicals.

Now you're probably wondering where does Marula Oil come from.  I can answer that too.  The oil is comes from the ripened fruit of the Marula tree, which is found in Africa.  They extract the oil from the kernels of the Marula fruit.  I'm certain you'll be hearing lots more about this miracle oil in the future.

What do I think about Dial's New Miracle Oil Body Wash?

When I shower or bathe I don't want to step out feeling like my skin is taut and dry before I even dry the water off.  That's the problem with most soaps.  Not so with the Marula infused Dial.  My skin feels soft and silky without feeling oily or greasy. 
I save money wherever I can and Dial is so affordable. It only takes a small squeeze to product a rich lather.  The 16oz bottle will really last.  

Most of all I love the scent.  I just want to stand there with the bottle squeezing and smelling. UMMM....heavenly.  I smell the warm scents of amber and vanilla, sort of like a sensual candle that you would burn.  I want to take a shower every night just before bed (as opposed to earlier in the day) just so I can fall asleep breathing that calming scent.  I hope they come out with a Dial Miracle Oil lotion now. hee-hee.  I give it 5 cotton balls, which is as good as 5 stars any day. 

Learn more at: DialSoap.com and Facebook.com/Dial

Winning is Easy

There will be 2 lucky winners.  Simply fill out the Giveaway Tools form below for your chance to win a FREE coupon and you can have your own mini spa moment. Ends 4/4/15 at 11:59 PM EST.

**I also have another Dial giveaway going on.  You can click here to enter to win a FREE coupon for Dial hand soap.

Happy Spring Y'all...

Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.
~ Matthew 20:26

Thursday, February 26, 2015

NEW! Purex PowerShot Laundry Detergent Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex PowerShot detergent in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own. 

I know that my long time readers don't need to be reminded of how much I love Purex products, but for all you new readers, I'll say it again....I LOVE Purex products.
Just when we think they can't come up with anything better, they do.  The New Purex PowerShot takes the guesswork out of measuring and simplifies your laundry routine. No more measuring, no more messy drips. New PowerShot dispenses the right amount of super concentrated formula every time.

Bonus:  There is 50% more stain fighting power in every drop! Booyah Y'all!!! That's Purex, they are always offering you something more.
The new bottle with built-in auto-dosing technology is super easy to use.  Just open the cap, flip the bottle upside down to deliver the perfect dose of detergent.  That's it - you're done!  Now the PowerShot engine automatically refills and is ready for the next dose.  What could be easier?

Purex PowerShot is available in their two most popular fragrances, Mountain Breeze and Natural Elements Linen & Lilies.

What do I think?
Well I'm thinking cha-ching!  By using the new Purex PowerShot, not only am I saving time but I'm saving money.  No more waste for using too much detergent or having it wasted dripping down the bottle.  I'm thinking this is a real game changer for the parents who have young laundry helpers in their homes.  All you need to know is:
  • Use 1 flip for regular loads
  • Use 2 flips for large or extra dirty loads
Now Purex and I are giving 2 Cotton Pickin Cute readers a chance to win a FREE bottle of Purex PowerShot detergent.  That could be you!  Simple enter using the easy Giveaway Tools form below.  Giveaway Ends March 7th at 11:59 PM EST. 

Good Luck Y'all...

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Monday, November 24, 2014

A List of Giveaways Just For You

I've been kind of missing in action lately, but I thought you might enjoy a few giveaways and sweepstakes I've found online.

My best friend Julie has just the giveaway to get you in the Christmas spirit. If you don't already know Julie, you soon find out she's as sweet and giving as you can get. She's proving it here by giving the readers of her blog "Mamawj's Moment Away" a chance to win one of these beautiful Forest Fresh Christmas Wreaths from Christmas Forest. I can almost smell the fresh pine now.  The giveaway ends on 11/30/14 at 11 PM EST. You can enter for your lucky chance here:

Would you like a vacation?  How about a trip to the Italian Dolomites?  You can enter through my link here: http://woobox.com/8ognsr/c6j7a1

Would Maybe you would rather take a trip to London, that is fit for royalty.  In the World Market Sweeps you could be the winner of:
  • Trip for 2 to London, England (airfare and Accomodations) 
  • Private tour of Highclere Castle
  • Visit the set of Downton Abbey
  • $1,000 World Market gift card
Limit one entry per person using only one email address per day.  All entries must be received by 11:59 ET on 12/26/14 to be eligible.

Here's another blog giveaway.  Jen is giving her readers at "Born 2 Impress" the chance to win a set of Cariloha Bamboo Sheets.  The giveaway ends on 12/6.  You can enter here:  http://is.gd/trMflh.

Born2Impress Holidy Gift Guide

Be sure to check out Jen's other giveaways on her Holiday Gift Guide here: http://blog.born2impress.com/

Are you still wanting more?  I have a whole page of sweeps listed in facebook.  You can request to join my sweeps group "Tracy's Sweeps" or you can just stalk us a bit, but I bet you'll want to join.  It's open to the public and all the members post the newest sweeps and it's a great place to connect with other sweepers.  You can check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TracysSweeps/

I'd love to hear from you.  Leave me a comment and let me know if you'd like to see more of these post.

Hugs Y'all...

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and I will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
~ Isaiah 7:14

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Android Tablet #Giveaway Ending Soon

Time is ticking....

I know how you all love giveaways and just in case you've been hiding under a rock and haven't heard Nicole Vosburgh is generously giving away an Android Screen Quad Core Tablet to one lucky Cotton Pickin Cute winner.

I'd hate for you to miss your chance to win this awesome tablet.

You can read all about the great features and enter here on my post: Android Screen Quad Core Tablet Giveaway.

Don't wait.  It ends tomorrow night, 10/29 at 11:59pm EST.

I recently reviewed Nicole, the super winning sweeper, in 2 segments.  You can read the reviews, see the fabulous prizes she's won, and read her tips here and here.

If you love sweeps/giveaways, I'd like to invite you to join me on facebook at Tracy's Sweeps.  You'll find new giveaways every day. You can share yours there too.

Good luck y'all...

He who has seen Me has seen the Father.
~ John 14:9

Friday, October 17, 2014

Android Screen Quad Core Tablet #Giveaway

If you've been reading my post this week, you are probably all pumped up and ready to get busy entering sweeps and winning prizes. That's what today's post is all about.  It's giveaway time!!!!  Que the Rocky theme.

If you have been hiding under a rock, or rocking a trip you won and missed those post, you can read my interview with super sweeper Nicole Vosburgh here: Part I and Part II.  You really want to read them, because they are jammed packed with photos of her exciting wins and tips on how to be a sweepstakes winner.  And we're not even finished.  I have a least one more post about Nikki coming up.

Nikki asked if I would like to post a giveaway for a Android Tablet.  What a generous soul she is.  So now YOU have the chance to win this awesome prize for yourself.

Let me tell you a little about what you'll be winning.  First off, I have to tell you I'm a little jealous, I don't even have a tablet.  My grandkids do, but me no.  So I wish I could win, but alas I cannot.  That being said I can only give you a description of the Lattie iMuz Q9 Android Tablet, and not a review.

From the Manufacturer

This powerful yet still beautiful 9.7" retina display tablet is equipped with an industry leading quad core processor, a quad core graphic processor, bluetooth 4.0 and dual cameras (2M front and 5M rear). Android 4.2.2 will bring you to a next level of Android experience. Built in 2GB RAM as well as large 16GB built in memory will let you have enough room to store many complex applications and all of your personal files such as movies, music, pictures without compromising speed. Its stunning bright and clear screen provides one of the highest resolution in the market (2049 X 1536, 264 PPI Comparable to iPad). Experience a new level of Android tablet at an affordable price. See it, Touch it and Believe it.

Product Description

This powerful yet still beautiful 9.7" retina display tablet is equipped with an industry leading quad core processor, a quad core graphic processor, Bluetooth 4.0 and dual cameras (2M front and 5M auto focus rear). Android 4.2.2 will bring you to a next level of Android experience. Built in 2GB RAM as well as large 16GB built in memory will let you have enough room to store many complex applications and all of your personal files such as movies, music, pictures without compromising speed. Its stunning bright and clear screen provides one of the highest resolution in the market (2049 X 1536, 264 PPI Comparable to iPad). Experience a new level of Android tablet at an affordable price. See it, Touch it and Believe it.

Technical Details

Size: 9.7 - Inch 
Color: White
Processor: 1.6 GHz-A-Series Quad - Core A10-4655M
Memory Slots: 1
Size: 16 GB
Speed: 6000 rpm
LCD Native Resolution: 2048x1536
Speakers: External Speaker
USB 2.0 Ports: 1
Size (LWH): 9.47 inches, 7.33 inches, 0.38 inches
Weight: 1.28 pounds
Battery Type: Lithium ion
Rated Charge (normal use): 8 hours
Wireless Type: 802.11bgn

I'm so excited to be able to offer this giveaway to all my old Cotton Pickin Cute readers and even the new ones too. 

Thank you to Nikki for sponsoring this giveaway and for all the time she has taken to answer questions and share her expertise with us.  If you're not already following Nicole Vosburgh on Facebook, I highly recommend that you do.  She'll keep you up to date with the latest giveaways and sweepstakes.  You can follow her here.  

I also have a sweepstakes group on Facebook.  If you'd like to join just click onto Tracy's Sweeps here.

Time to enter.

Good Luck Y'all...

Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.  And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.  Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
~ Romans 5: 2-4

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Does Anyone Really Win Those BIG Sweepstakes? Sweeper's Interview Part II #Giveaway

Everyone loves a success story.  Everyone that is except haters, and who needs them right? Well Nicole Vosburgh is just that, no not a hater, but a success story.  She took a little hobby of entering giveaways and turned it into a full fledged way to contribute to her family. If you didn't read the first segment of Nikki's story you'll want to go back and read part 1 of her story here.

Yesterday I told you about all the food that Nikki wins.  What a nice way to help stretch her husbands income.

Winning a brand new LG French door fridge gives her more room to store those steaks and other goodies that she wins.  I think I'd fall out if that was delivered to my house, all because I entered a sweepstakes.  You can't win if you don't enter.

Lets get back to the interview.

TS -  Do you work outside the home?  Is this a hobby or do you sweep full time?

NV -  On top of being a wife and a mommy, yes I enter sweepstakes full time.  I average about 800-1,000 sweepstakes entered each day on top of searching for new ones.  I am online entering for about 8-12 hours each day.  It can be a lot at times, but my wins have been so worth it!

TS - What type of sweepstakes do you like to enter? Online, mail-in, dropbox (in stores) blogs, social media, skill contest or another type?

NV - I love to enter every type of sweep possible.  My dailies (those that you are allowed to enter once per day), instagram, twitter, facebook, blogs, and I am just getting more serious about entering mail-in sweeps. The more variety that you have in what you enter, the more you will win.

Do you use your phone to enter sweeps?
Yes, every day!  From texting sweeps, to call-in sweeps, to instagram ones.  I'm always taking photos wherever and whatever we seem to be doing, because you never when you will need that photo for a sweep!

TS - What are your best tips for staying organized?

NV - Use Google book marks!  I stay so organized by simply using this system. Creating folders labeled with my dailies and knowing to go back each day to enter them is a huge help!  Time management is a huge key in being able to enter as many as I do in the amount of time that I can get them done.  Be organized!

TS - Do you have a strategy?

NV - Whenever someone asks me "how do you do it" or "share your tips please", I always tell them: Consistency, determination, and organization.  If a sweeps tells you that you can enter daily, well you'll bet that I enter daily to get my best chance of winning.  Have an accountability partner that you can share sweeps with and help keep each other entering during those rough or dry periods (no wins).

TS - Are you the only sweeper in your family?

NS - Yes I am.  Occasionally, I'll send a really good sweep that I've found to my sister or even to my  parents to enter and they will, but I'm the only truly dedicated one.  My dad did win a 60" TV a few months ago by entering a one-time sweep.

TS - Do you belong to a sweepers group?

NV - I actually just met a friend who has been sweeping for 30+ years and she belongs to a group in Philly.  I was just invited to attend with her on October 12th for the first time, so we shall see how it goes!  I'm excited!

TS - Do you go to sweepstakes conventions?  If so what do you like about them?

Nikki and her BFF Rachel, look like they had a blast at the 25th Annual Sweepstakes Convention.

NV - My first sweepstakes convention was just in August at the 25th Annual Sweepstakes Convention in Orlando, Florida.  I had such a great time meeting fellow sweepers from around the nation that I communicate with online, on a regular basis.  It was great learning new tips and tricks during the meetings and the prizes were absolutely amazing!  Two cars were even given away!

TS - How do you stay motivated in a slump? Do you enjoy reading about other peoples wins?
NV - I absolutely love reading and hearing about other's wins!  they are so motivating during those slow times.  The thing that keeps me the most motivated though would be my sweeper bff and personal friend Rachel.  We bounce ideas, prize wins, and sweeps off of each other every day.  When one is winning and the other isn't, it's motivating to "try and get a better win" or "have more dailies than the other one".  Super friendly and loving competition of course!
TS - What are a few of your favorite prizes that you've won?
NV - Oh goodness.  Where do I begin? :)  I have won some absolutely amazing things in my almost 4 years of sweeping.  I've won over 20 trips.

Get ready for a photo overload. They're too exciting not to share.

Nikki with her husband Ben in Hollywood meeting Kaley Cuoco from the Big Bang Theory.

Nikki and Ben enjoying another winning trip to Sonoma/Napa Valley, CA, where they got to meet and watch the TrueCar Indy Racing Team.

Ben & Nikki sitting in Mario Andretti's car while at the Sonoma Raceway.
Trip wins aren't just an occasion thing for Nikki.  She seems to win on a regular basis.  She's been to Orlando, FL a few times.  She's also won a trip to Panama City Beach.  But that's just Florida.  She's also won trips to the following exciting places:

Nikki took her husband and friends with her on one of her many NYC wins.  This one included a $2,000 shopping spree in July of this year.  Wow, how many of us dream of buying $2,000 worth of clothing and shoes?!

Just a couple of years earlier Nikki won another trip to NYC for a Skintimate photo-shoot with a spread in a magazine.

Nikki looks like she's been modeling for years.  She's quite a natural at it.  How exciting to have a professional photographer do your photo-shoot.

Just last year Nikki took her mom with her on a $1,000 shopping spree to the Steve Madden store in NYC.  She's nearly a NY native after winning so many trips. lol.  And yes, believe it or not that is Nikki's mother, and not her sister.  You can see where Nikki got her good looks.

Winning tripslead Nikki on some wonderful adventures, like this trip to Bermuda last year.

I don't know if I would ever be able to pull myself away from those turquoise waters of Bermuda.  If you're Nikki, I guess you have to go home occasionally to see what mail is waiting for you with plans for your next exciting destination.

There have also been trips to the Bahamas a couple of times.  She won a wonderful trip to the Atlantis Resort and had the fun experience of swimming with the dolphins.  That's a trip I hope to win one day.  Nikki has even won a trip to Italy!!  What a hard life, lol.

You've already seen the checks she has won for $10K and $20K yesterday.  Nikki likes cash.  Don't we all?  She's won lot's of $5K checks too.  And of course there has been plenty of smaller ones like this $500 win from Corky's Pest Control a few months ago.

I tried my best to wrap Nikki's interview up in this post, but it's just not possible.  She's won so many great things that you'll just have to come back again to find out more.

Oh' and I promised you a surprise, didn't I? Remember the hint was that Nikki was VERY GENEROUS!  After reading these 2 segments about her, you've probably realized how sharing she is with her family and friends.  

Now she wants to share her good fortune with you, by giving Cotton Pickin Cute readers the chance to win a
Lattie iMuz Q9 Android 4.2" x 9.7" XHD IPS screen quad core tablet featuring:
  • Dual cameras
  • 2GB RAM
  • Wifi - 16GB
  • White/Silver 
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 9.7 inches XHD IPS Display
  • Quad Core Cortex A9 up to 1.6 Ghz
  • 16 GB Flash Memory, 2 GB RAM Memory
  • 1.28 pounds

Are you as excited to enter this giveaway as I am to host it?  I had planned to put the entry form up on this segment but have decided that it's best to do it on a separate post since this one has so much going on already.  Watch for the giveaway to go up in the next 24 hours.  Until then, why not stop by and say hi to Nikki on her facebook page here.  She'd love to hear from you.  I'd like to read your thoughts here too so please leave me a comment. Have you had a win lately?  What was it?  Do you know someone who wins all the time.  Share the dirt so we can all enjoy reading about them.

Hugs & Happy Sweeping Y'all...

After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: " Do not be afraid, Abram.  I am your shield, your very great reward."
~ Genesis 15:1