Monday, January 31, 2011

Great New Affiliate Tip!

I mentioned to you before that from time to time I'd love to share a great new opportunity for bloggers to monetize their sites. I know that, like me, a lot of you are mommies trying to make a couple bucks off of your blog, whether it be through Google Adsense or affiliate links or selling crafts.

I've just discovered a great way to earn a bit of pocket money (and here's hoping it grows to be more than just that!) with WeUseCoupons.com. Aside from having a great affiliate and referral program, this website also has great access to coupons and discounts as well as a whole bunch of thriving forums for similarly frugal mamas! ;)

As for their referral program, if you sign up to be an affiliate, they will automatically deposit $3 in your account to start you off. From then on, there are two different ways to generate earnings: you can place banners and links on your blog (or in your emails or newsletters) and earn on a pay-per-click basis. I like this site because their minimum cash out balance is only $25 which is very realistic and will hopefully be a reachable benchmark several times a year!

The even better way to generate earnings is by referring friends to sign up. For each new affiliate that signs up, WeUseCoupons.com will deposit an additional $10 into your account.

Good luck with this one, mamas! If you do decide to sign up and go ahead with it, please do let them know that CDcontests sent you when it asks who you were referred by! ;) And let me know what you think!

SmartOne Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Crazy 4 Fluff is giving away a SmartOne diaper by Smart Bottoms!

http://crazy4fluff.blogspot.com/2011/01/
smart-bottoms-review-giveaway.html


Mandatory Entry: Follow the blog with GFC and visit the Smart Bottoms website and quote a reason from "Why to Use Cloth"

Additional entries also available.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 7th.

Win a KaWaii Baby OS Pocket Diaper

Triple Duty is giving away a KaWaii Baby One Size Pocket Diaper in black with a microfiber insert!

http://tripledutymomma.com/2011/
01/27/kawaii-baby-diaper-review-giveaway/


Mandatory Entry: Follow Triple Duty publicly on Google Friend Connect and go to Re-Diaper.com and comment on one other item you’d be interested in purchasing from them.

Additional entries also available.

Open only to residents of the United States.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 6th.

GoGreen Pocket Diaper Giveaway

Familylicious Reviews and Giveaways is giving away a GoGreen pocket diaper!

http://familylicious.com/go-green-pocket-diaper-review-and-giveaway/l

Mandatory Entry: Follow the blog with GFC and comment on what pattern you'd like if you won

Additional entries also available.

Open only to residents of the United States.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 6th.

Thirsties Duo Wrap Diaper Giveaway

Thirsties Duo Wrap Snap, Blackbird, Size One (6-18 lbs)A Mommy's Blessings is giving away a Thirsties Duo Wrap diaper!

http://mommysblessings.blogspot.com/2011
/01/thirsties-duo-diaper-review.html


Mandatory Entry: Follow the blog with GFC and complete another chosen action.

Additional entries also available.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 4th.

Mother-ease AIO Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Mother-Ease One-Size Cloth Diaper (Unbleached)Thiftey Wifey is giving away a Mother-ease all-in-one cloth diaper!

http://thriftywifey.com/reviews-and-giveaways/reviews/mother-ease-cloth-diaper-review-giveaway/

Mandatory Entry: Visit Mother-ease and comment on which diaper you like

Additional entries also available.

Open to residents of Canada and the United States.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 4th.

Thirsties Duo Diapers & Wrap Giveaway


The Cloth Diaper Whisperer is giving away 2 Thirsties Duo diapers and 1 Duo wrap to go with them!

http://www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.com/2011/01/fluff-friday-115.html

Mandatory Entry: Choose one action from a list of available choices.

Additional entries also available.

Open only to residents of the United States.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 4th.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Win a Custom AIO Cloth Diaper by Dream Makers Design

Crazy 4 Fluff is giving away a custom all-in-one cloth diaper by Dream Makers Design!

http://crazy4fluff.blogspot.com/2011/01/dream-makers-design-review-giveaway.html

Mandatory Entry: Follow Crazy 4 Fluff blog via GFC AND visit Dream Makers Design's shop and comment on your favorite item or fabric!

Additional entries also available.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 4th.

Dustie Bottoms Fitted OS Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Nicki's Cloth Diaper Reviews is giving away a fitted one-size cloth diaper by Dustie Bottoms (as well as three cloth wipes to go with it)!

http://clothreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/dustie-bottoms-review-and-giveaway.html

Mandatory Entry: Comment on your favorite Dustie Bottoms print from their Etsy page

Additional entries also available.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 2nd.

Charlie Banana OS Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Charlie Banana 2 in 1 Reusable Diaper - Pink PatternStuff Parents Need is giving away a Charlie Banana one-size diaper!

http://stuffparentsneed.blogspot.com/2011/01/charlie-banana-os-diaper-review-and.html

Mandatory Entry: Comment on the color/print you would choose AND comment on the #1 reason you love cloth!

Additional entries also available.

Open to residents of the United States only.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 1st.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

**CLOSED** Win an AIO by Good Things Come in 3!

Diary of Momma is giving away an all-in-one cloth diaper by Good Things Come in 3!

http://diaryofmomma00.blogspot.com/
2011/01/going-green-for-2011day-3-good-things.html


Mandatory Entry: Follow her blog with GFC

Additional entries also available.

Open to residents of the United States only.

Winner will be selected randomly on January 30th.

**CLOSED** GroVia Cloth Diaper System Giveaway

GroVia Single Shell (Kiwi Snap)Safe Mama is giving away a GroVia cloth diapering system (including 2 shells and your choice of pads/soakers)!

http://safemama.com/2011/01/21/grovia-hybrid-cloth-diaper-system-giveaway/

Mandatory Entry: Visit a specified website and comment on a product you like

Additional entries also available.

Open to residents of the United States only.

Winner will be selected randomly on January 31st.

**CLOSED** Babykicks 3g Bumboo Pocket Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Babykicks Bumboo One Size Pocket Diaper, MultiMommy and Me Giveaways is giving away a 3g Bumboo pocket diaper by Babykicks!

http://mommyandmegiveaways.com/?p=2069

Mandatory Entry: Follow blog with GFC AND view a specified video clip.

Additional entries also available.

Open to residents of Canada and the United States only.

Winner will be selected randomly on January 31st.

Tiny Tush OS Pocket Diaper Giveaway

Tiny Tush Elite One-Size Cloth Diaper Snap RED (single)All Aboard (the review and giveaway train) is giving away a Tiny Tush one-size pocket diaper!

http://www.giveawaytrain.com/2011/01/tiny-tush-natural-baby-boutique-cloth.html

Mandatory Entry: Choose at least one action from a list of choices.

Additional entries also available.

Open to residents of the United States only.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 2nd.

Bummas Cloth Wipes Giveaway

Publix Coupon Queen is giving away a set of Bummas cloth wipes (in your choice of color!)

http://publixcouponqueen.blogspot.com/2011/
01/as-all-of-you-know-i-am-cloth-diapering.html


Mandatory Entry: Choose at least one action from a list of choices.

Additional entries also available.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 1st.

bumGenius 4.0 Giveaway!

bumGenius Stay-Dry One-Size Cloth Diaper 4.0 (Snap, Bubble)The Happy Housewife is giving away a bumGenius 4.0 one-size cloth diaper!

http://thehappyhousewife.com/home-management/bumgenius-cloth-diaper/

Mandatory Entry: Subscribe to the blog by email or RSS feed.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 1st.

Win 2 Knickernappies OS Cloth Diapers!

Knickernappies One Size Pocket Diaper with Microfiber Inserts - Spring GreenKelly Wels is giving away TWO Knickernappies one-size cloth diapers!

http://www.kellywels.com/kellywels-com-giveaway-9-win-knickernappies-one-size-diapers

Mandatory Entry: Select one action from a list of available choices

Additional entries also available.

Open only to residents of the United States.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 4th.

Mac-A-Doodle Diaper Giveaway!

Crazy 4 Fluff is giving away a custom Mac-A-Doodle diaper!

http://crazy4fluff.blogspot.com/2011/01/mac-doodle-review-giveaway.html

Mandatory Entry: Follow blog with GFC AND 'like' Mac-A-Doodle on Facebook

Additional entries also available.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 1st.

Friday, January 28, 2011

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Two Winners To Win an Econobum Starter Pack!

Instinctual Mamas is giving away TWO separate prizes of an Econobum cloth diaper starter kit!

http://instinctualmamas.blogspot.com/
2011/01/spreading-fluffy-lovecloth-diaper.html


Mandatory Entry: Follow the blog with GFC and answer a question that pertains to you

Additional entries also available.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 1st.

**CLOSED** Win a bumGenius Elemental Diaper!

I Love Cloth Diapers! is giving away a Jet Setter print bumGenius Elemental!

http://www.iloveclothdiapers.com/2011/
01/trophy-tuesday-bumgenius-elementals.html


Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment giving an idea for a future blog post

Additional entries also available.

Open to residents of Canada and the United States only.

Winner will be selected randomly on January 31st.

Three Lucky Winners Can Win 5 Organic Cotton Diapers!

My Baby's Green is giving away a pack of *5* organic cotton cloth diapers to three separate winners!

http://www.mybabysgreenblog.com/2011/
01/my-babys-green-organic-cloth-diaper.html


Mandatory Entry: SIgn up for their e-newsletter and leave a comment stating that you did so

Additional entries also available.

Open to residents of Canada and the United States only.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 7th.

My Baby's Green AIO Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Emmy's World is giving away a My Baby's Green LLC All-in-One cloth diaper!

http://emmysworld-lulusmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/share-wealth-giveaway-is-is-folks-my.html

Mandatory Entry: Follow the blog with GFC and comment on why you'd like to win thsi diaper

Additional entries also available.

Open to residents of the United States only.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 5th.

Win a Thirsties Duo Diaper!

Thirsties Duo Diaper, Ocean Blue, Size Two (18-40 lbs)Monkey Tales is giving away a Thirsties Duo Diaper!

http://mylittlestgravesies.blogspot.com/2011/
01/baby-blessings-thirsties-duo-diaper.html


Mandatory Entry: Follow the blog with GFC and comment on another item by Thirsties that you'd like to try

Additional entries also available.

Open to residents of the United States only.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 5th.

bumGenius 4.0 Giveaway!

bumGenius One-Size Pocket Diaper 4.0 Artist Series Hook/Loop Jet SetterMama on a Green Mission is giving away a bumGenius 4.0 diaper!

http://greenmissionmama.blogspot.com/2011/
01/lets-get-this-party-started-with-bum.html


Mandatory Entry: Follow the blog with GFC AND subscribe to the blog by email

Additional entries also available.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 6th.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Win "The Champ" by GoGreen!

The Inquisitive Mom is giving away "The Champ" diaper by GoGreen Diapers!

http://theinquisitivemom.blogspot.com/2011/
01/go-green-pockets-champ-cloth-diaper.html


Mandatory Entry: Visit Go Green Pocket Diapers and comment on which pattern or color you would select in The Champ.

Additional entries also available.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 4th.

Charlie Banana OS Cloth Diaper Giveaway

Charlie Banana One Size 6 Reusable Diapers + 12 Inserts Set, UnisexBaby Dickey's Giveaways is giving away a one-size diaper by Charlie Banana!

http://babydickeysgiveaways.com/index.php/
2011/01/charlie-banana-cloth-diaper-giveaway/


Mandatory Entry: Visit Charlie Banana and comment on what color you'd like if you win.

Additional entries also available.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 5th.

Sprout Change Diaper Giveaway

My Little Mister and The Willow Store are giving away a Sprout Change pocket diaper!

http://www.onelittlemister.com/2011/01/willow-store-sprout-change-cloth-diaper.html

Mandatory Entry: Visit TheWillowStore and comment on what other products you would use from their store!

Additional entries also available.

Open worldwide.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 4th.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

**CLOSED** KaWaii Baby: Pure & Natural Diaper Review & Giveaway

We have done it! We have hit 100 blog followers and are commemorating it with a diaper giveaway of our very own! :)


For our blog’s very first cloth diaper giveaway, I am proud to be giving away a diaper from KaWaii Baby Diapers, the brand that first took me from the realm of cloth hand-me-downs and landed me in the realm of pure cloth diaper bliss!


Along with my order of several other styles of KaWaii pocket diapers, April (the owner) also offered to have me review one of their newer products, their Pure & Natural diaper. This diaper is designed to fit babies from 0-15 months (or ~6-22 lbs). The new and improved design includes adjustable rise snaps, and the website also displays how the waistband could further be folded over to accommodate a newborn, if need be. This diaper is available in a hook and loop closure only (which makes the waistband highly adjustable).


I have to say I love how trim this diaper fits! Compared to my other KaWaiis (Original Cross-Over Squared Tab Snap, Goodnight Heavy Wetter & Heavy Duty), it is much less bulky, even when stuffed. I’m sure part of this is because it is designed to fit smaller babies whereas the other diapers are considered one-size diapers (from 8-36 lbs). For my limited stash right now, this will definitely be my go-to diaper for situations that need a snugger fit (like under certain pairs of pants, or squeezing into the car seat while in some bulky winter clothes).


Another terrific feature of this diaper is that it comes with not one but two unbleached microfiber inserts (included in the incredibly low price of $6.00!). These inserts are super soft and absorbent and provide great coverage when stuffed inside the pocket. I’ve also already used these inserts lain inside a waterproof cover (with a little flannel liner over top) for times when all my diaper shells are in the wash or are drying. At night I’ve used two of them in the KaWaii Goodnight Heavy Wetter diaper and Aurelia has slept for 10 hours with no leaks or dampness. I am super impressed!

In comparing the Pure & Natural design with my other KaWaii diapers, there are a few things that I don’t like quite as much in the P&N. The Pure & Natural has a suede cloth lining inside, while my other diapers have a microfleece lining. I am a bigger fan of the microfleece lining as I feel like it stays a little drier against baby’s skin and has a bit more wicking power. Additionally, I am a bigger fan of my snap-closure diapers as I feel like they will hold up better in the laundry in the long run (I have laundered the P&N twice now, and both times one of the laundry tabs came undone in the washer and dryer).

I do love the waterproof cover, though! As I mentioned, through a couple rounds of wear (including a long nap, a car ride, and an extended outing in this one diaper), I never had any leaks or wicking problems! The cover itself is made from a “new and improved” Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), which I've never tried out before. So far, I am very impressed!

As far as the pockets go, these pockets open from the back, like this:


I do find these pocket openings to be a tighter fit than in the Original Cross-Over Squared Tab Snap diapers I have from KaWaii. Personally I prefer a bit of a looser pocket; however, I realized when examining the diaper that if there were any excess fabric, it would take away from the trimness of the bottom of the diaper, so I can understand the upside to this design.


April from KaWaii Baby shared with me that currently the Pure & Natural is currently available in dark blue but is soon branching out into other colors (I notice on the website that there are new photos of sky blue, pale pink, and white, but I’m not sure when they will be available for shipping). Each diaper comes with the two microfiber inserts for only $6.00, and orders from http://theluvyourbaby.com/ include FREE shipping to the US and Canada on orders over $70. They have a wide variety of diaper patterns and styles, along with several choices of inserts and accessories.

Overall, I would highly recommend KaWaii Baby Diapers (especially my favorites, the Original Cross-Over Squared Tab Snap) to anyone. And, let’s face it: they are inexpensive enough that anyone could add a couple to their stash at any time!


BUY IT:
Head over to http://theluvyourbaby.com/ to purchase some diapers by KaWaii Baby!

WIN IT:
KaWaii Baby is graciously offering a Pure & Natural (0-15 months) diaper to one lucky reader!

GIVEAWAY ENDS 02/10/11 at 11:59 PM GMT
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MANDATORY ENTRY:
Follow the Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways blog with Google Friend Connect. Leave a comment stating you have done so (include your GFC name if needed).

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES (leave a separate comment for each action completed):

* Visit http://theluvyourbaby.com/ and mention one other item by KaWaii Baby that you would like to try (1 entry)

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* Mention this giveaway on Facebook and tag ‘Cloth Diaper Contests & Giveaways’ and ‘KaWaii Baby Diapers’ in your post and leave a link in the comments section (2 entries)

* Follow @CDcontests on Twitter (1 entry)

* Subscribe to email updates from the CDC&G blog (1 entry)

* Follow our blog with the Networked Blogs widget in the sidebar (leave following name) (1 entry)

* Tweet this contest using the tweet below (max. 1 tweet per day). Leave the permalink in the comments section. (1 entry each tweet)

GIVEAWAY: #Win a KaWaii Pure & Natural Diaper from @CDcontests http://ow.ly/3KMeh (2/10) #clothdiapers

* Grab our blog button and post it on your blog. Leave a link to where I can find it. (3 entries)

* Blog this giveaway and leave a link to the post in the comments section. (3 entries)


Final details: I received no financial compensation for this review or giveaway, though I did receive the sample item free of charge. All opinions shared are my own, and I was not persuaded to share anything other than my own thoughts. This giveaway will end on February 10, 2011 at 11:59pm GMT. Winner will be chosen randomly using random.org’s services. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen. The prize will be supplied and mailed out to the winner by the sponsor of this giveaway.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

**CLOSED** Win a Flip Diapers Travel Pack

The Cloth Diaper Whisperer is giving away a Flip "Make Your Own" Travel Pack (includes 2-one-size covers and 1-disposables 18pk) for Fluff Friday.

http://www.theclothdiaperwhisperer.com/
2011/01/fluff-friday-114.html


Mandatory Entry: Answer the question of the week in the comments section

Additional entries also available.

Open to United States residents only.

Winner will be selected randomly on January 28th.

**CLOSED** Win a Pail Liner from Leslie's Boutique!

Leslie's Boutique is giving away a diaper pail liner!

http://lesliesboutiqueblog.blogspot.com/
2011/01/new-grab-that-bag-giveaway-enter-to-win_24.html


Mandatory Entry: Complete on which fabric is your favorite print.

Additional entries also available.

Open worldwide.

Winner will be selected randomly on January 28th.

AppleCheeks is Giving Away Six Prizes!

AppleCheeks Diapers is giving away 6 different incredible prizes!

http://blog.applecheeks.com/posts/
2011/1/20/lets-beat-the-january-blues-giveaway.html


Mandatory Entry: Complete at least one action from a list of choices.

Additional entries also available.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 3rd.

Happy Heinys OS Diaper Giveaway

Happy Heiny's One Size with Snaps Cloth Diapers (Cow Hide)Bottom of the Sixth and Bippy Diapers are giving away a one-size Happy Heinys diaper!

http://bottomofthesixth.blogspot.com/2011/
01/bippy-diapers-saving-world-one-bum-at.html?spref=tw


Mandatory Entry: Follow the blog with GFC AND comment on another Bippy Diapers item you'd like to try

Additional entries also available.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 3rd.

Velvet Rabbit Cloth Wipes Giveaway

Love You Always and Forever is giving away a set of six 2-sided half organic baby loop bamboo terry and half cotton sherpa cloth wipes by Velvet Rabbit

http://leatherberryfamily.blogspot.com/
2011/01/velvet-rabbit-cloth-diaper-review.html


Mandatory Entry: Follow the blog with GFC AND 'Like' The Velvet Rabbit's FB page and mention who sent you

Additional entries also available.

Winner will be selected randomly on February 1st.