Monday’s Extraordinary Giveaway Linky

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Readers: Search the list below for cool prizes. Once you find the one you want to win, click the link and it will take you to the giveaway where you can enter to win.

Please take a moment to look at all of my current giveaways. Don’t miss out on a single issue of Mom to Bed by 8, subscribe now.

Bloggers/Business: List your giveaway sweepstakes contest below using the following format:
Listing name – End Date – Open to (US, US&CAN or WW}

Looking for more places to link-up your giveaways? Visit the linky list.

 





Monday’s Extraordinary Giveaway Linky

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Readers: Search the list below for cool prizes. Once you find the one you want to win, click the link and it will take you to the giveaway where you can enter to win.

Please take a moment to look at all of my current giveaways. Don’t miss out on a single issue of Mom to Bed by 8, subscribe now.

Bloggers/Business: List your giveaway sweepstakes contest below using the following format:
Listing name – End Date – Open to (US, US&CAN or WW}

Looking for more places to link-up your giveaways? Visit the linky list.

 





Finder, a new influencer search engine

Many of you read my experience with brands week after week. It provides you an advance look at what to expect before hitting the fateful buy button. What you don’t see it what goes on behind the scenes. The qualities and standards that I proudly keep my blog up to in order to continue working with clients. In fact, the vast blogosphere offers millions of online influencers to select from.

With the upmost respect, I will say that brands and those that do their marketing have an intense job as well. Though what if you could narrow those results with a simple system. One that takes multiple social media types and provides a list of possible matches based on the key points you enter in? That is exactly what Finder helps provide, selection based on your brands needs.

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What exactly is Finder?

Finder is an influencer search engine able to find potential brand ambassadors among 2 billion online social users.

Even more so, as founder and partner of MPM. I often look for bloggers and social media influencers that best match my clients current campaigns. Take a recent project for cloth diapers sold by an Etsy seller.

Cloth diaper Finder search

I was able to search Finder for influencers by adding my search term: “cloth diapers”, known influencers on the topic: “@CDiaperTrader, @chgdiapers” and language: English. To provide me the top five accounts that match my specifics.

Cloth Diaper Influencer Results

While as you can see, three of the top 5 are popular cloth diapers shops and the other two are good possible influencers to pitch for my upcoming campaign. Simple and efficient is always popular in many lines of work including marketing.

So what are you waiting for? Try Finder for your next influencer campaign search.

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Bloggers Wanted: Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway Hop

Now taking sign-ups for the Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway Hop hosted by Mom Powered Media.

Bloggers, if you are interested, please read all the important information below. This is a blog hop – meaning you will have to provide your own prize and have your own giveaway listed on your site, by using your own giveaway form. To sign up your site, please fill out the inlinkz form below!

Brands, if you would like to sponsor a prize for this event, feel email [email protected]

Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway Hop

Name: Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway Hop
Dates: June 1st – June 15th, 2015
Prize Value: Minimum Value of $30
Prize Details/Theme: Pregnancy, Baby or New Mom themed prizes only!
(Ideas: Baby Clothing, Baby bag, Cloth Diapers, Gift Cards, Nursery Decor, Accessories, After Birth Care, Baby Bath Supplies, Stroller, Babywearing Gear, etc)
Prizes can be for US, US/CAN, or Worldwide.

You will join a linky, which will link up your giveaway prize, and you will be providing your own giveaway entry form. You will be required to have the linky in your own giveaway to share with your readers, as the entrants will be “hopping” around to each giveaway event.

We will have a grand prize giveaway as well, which will be the first spot in the linky. Prize is TBD.

By signing up, you agree to a prize or a sponsor by the time the hop goes live on 5/1 at 12am Eastern. You do not have to have a sponsor now, but if you cannot find one, feel free to contact an MPM member for ideas. If you do not have a sponsor or self-sponsored prize within 24 hours of the start date, please contact Teri Hardy-Hatland ([email protected]) so that you can be removed from the Baby Shower Blog hop.

To sign up, add your blog name to the linky below. Once it gets closer to the event, I will send out a form (along with HTML) to add your giveaway, prize, and such, then I will go back in and edit to add your prize into the linky!

(Sign ups will close on May 15th)


Monday’s Extraordinary Giveaway Linky

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Readers: Search the list below for cool prizes. Once you find the one you want to win, click the link and it will take you to the giveaway where you can enter to win.

Please take a moment to look at all of my current giveaways. Don’t miss out on a single issue of Mom to Bed by 8, subscribe now.

Bloggers/Business: List your giveaway sweepstakes contest below using the following format:
Listing name – End Date – Open to (US, US&CAN or WW}

Looking for more places to link-up your giveaways? Visit the linky list.

 





Enter the MPM 2015 Sweepstakes Here & You Could Win $2,500!

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Social media personalities and bloggers have become a few of the most influential people. Both men and women are finding and sharing their voices with others all around the world. Like so many, they have a desire to be heard and create change.

The MPM blogging network has been interacting with these influencers for six years. During that time, we have discovered that creating presence is more than just who you know, it is what you know.

MPM MOTTO – “WE LISTEN. WE TEACH. WE CREATE. WE CONNECT.”

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Monday’s Extraordinary Giveaway Linky

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Readers: Search the list below for cool prizes. Once you find the one you want to win, click the link and it will take you to the giveaway where you can enter to win.

Please take a moment to look at all of my current giveaways. Don’t miss out on a single issue of Mom to Bed by 8, subscribe now.

Bloggers/Business: List your giveaway sweepstakes contest below using the following format:
Listing name – End Date – Open to (US, US&CAN or WW}

Looking for more places to link-up your giveaways? Visit the linky list.

 





Monday’s Extraordinary Giveaway Linky

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Readers: Search the list below for cool prizes. Once you find the one you want to win, click the link and it will take you to the giveaway where you can enter to win.

Please take a moment to look at all of my current giveaways. Don’t miss out on a single issue of Mom to Bed by 8, subscribe now.

Bloggers/Business: List your giveaway sweepstakes contest below using the following format:
Listing name – End Date – Open to (US, US&CAN or WW}

Looking for more places to link-up your giveaways? Visit the linky list.

 





Monday’s Extraordinary Giveaway Linky

Giveaway Linky Weekly Button

Readers: Search the list below for cool prizes. Once you find the one you want to win, click the link and it will take you to the giveaway where you can enter to win.

Please take a moment to look at all of my current giveaways. Don’t miss out on a single issue of Mom to Bed by 8, subscribe now.

Bloggers/Business: List your giveaway sweepstakes contest below using the following format:
Listing name – End Date – Open to (US, US&CAN or WW}

Looking for more places to link-up your giveaways? Visit the linky list.

 





Bloggers Wanted: Mother’s Day Giveaway Hop

We are now taking sign-ups for a new giveaway for Mother’s Day hosted by Mom Powered Media. Bloggers, if you are interested, please read all the important information below. This is a blog hop – meaning you will have to provide your own prize and have your own giveaway listed on your site, by using your own giveaway form. To sign up your site, please fill out the inlinkz form below! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

MothersDayGiveawayHop

Name: Mom’s the Word – Mother’s Day Giveaway Hop
Dates: May 1st – May 10th, 2015
Prize Value: Minimum Value of $30
Prize Details/Theme: Mother’s Day theme, prize must be for mom! Prize MUST be $30 Value or more!
(Ideas: Jewelry, Handbag, Clothing, Gift Cards, Shoes, Accessories, Candles, Bath, Makeup, etc)
Prizes can be for US, US/CAN, or Worldwide.

You will join a linky, which will link up your giveaway prize, and you will be providing your own giveaway entry form. You will be required to have the linky in your own giveaway to share with your readers, as the entrants will be “hopping” around to each giveaway event.

We will have a grand prize giveaway as well, which will be the first spot in the linky. Prize is TBD.

By signing up, you agree to a prize or a sponsor by the time the hop goes live on 5/1 at 12am Eastern. You do not have to have a sponsor now, but if you cannot find one, feel free to contact an MPM member for ideas. If you do not have a sponsor or self-sponsored prize within 24 hours of the start date, please contact Darci Bean ([email protected]) so that you can be removed from the Mother’s Day Blog hop.

To sign up, add your blog name to the linky below. Once it gets closer to the event, I will send out a form (along with HTML) to add your giveaway, prize, and such, then I will go back in and edit to add your prize into the linky!

(Sign ups will close on April 25th)


Join us for a #HeartFeltFam Twitter Party

Join us for a #HeartFeltFam Twitter Party to celebrate green, healthy living with Heart Felt Naturals and MPM!

HeartFeltFam Twitter Party

Date: Friday, March 20th 2015

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Brand Expert: @HeartFeltNatura

Hosts: @MomPoweredMedia & @MDefined

Co-Hosts: @darcibean, @CanNUSAWinNSave, @determineddiary, @ourpieceofearth

Hashtag: #HeartFeltFam

Prizes:
• Grand Prize: Heart Felt Prize Package worth $300+
• Additional Prizes: Four Heart Felt Prize Packages containing Wool Dryer Balls + Squish Delish

CLICK HERE TO TWEET the twitter party announcement for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

MPM was founded by online moms striving for a greater community. One that would support each other not only in our career but also in our strive for family balance. In doing that, we found a love for the greener things in life. Especially companies that offer solutions to a sustainable living without bringing burden.

Our gracious twitter party sponsor, Heart Felt is just that. They offer a variety of products for eco-friendly families from cloth diaper liners to insoles.

You can checkout the Heart Felt product line on Amazon and also follow them on Twitter and Facebook for availability, announcements and more.

#PeeHappens Twitter Party + $250 Amazon Giveaway

To Celebrate National Bladder Health Awareness Month

Always Discreet twitter party with Marilu Henner

We’re Partying and doing a GIVEAWAY, Everyone is WELCOME but ladies 35+ are encouraged.

 

You know what I’m not looking forward to about another pregnancy? The fact that my bladder gives me the finger throughout the last few months. I have two kids already so at least I know what’s coming this time, right? It seems like having a baby punching and kicking my bladder for a few months doesn’t agree with it and it fails pretty badly toward the end. Oh the joys of mommyhood. Always is going to be having a #PeeHappens Twitter party, so we’re going to help them get it kicked off with a giveaway below.

Always Discreet is the gracious sponsor of the twitter party!

Your Life After 25 is the gracious sponsor for the Amazon OR Paypal giveaway!

YLA25 PeeHappens Giveaway

Now to the giveaway! There will be 3 winners.

  • 1. $125.00 Paypal or Amazon Gift Card
  • 2. $75.00 Paypal or Amazon Gift Card
  • 3. $50.00 Paypal or Amazon Gift Card

Giveaway Rules:

  • Open to US & Canada.
  • Winners will be chosen at random through Giveaway tools.
  • Giveaway ends Dec 12 at 11:59pm ET.
  • Winners will be notified via email or Twitter DM.
  • Each winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
  • Mom Powered Media & associated bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter.
  • Unlimited Entries
  • Void where prohibited.
  • Entering the giveaway means you agree to terms above.
  • Good Luck!

 

Disclosure: All opinions seen in this publication are those of the writer and may differ from your own. MomtoBedby8.com may have receive product or payment as a condition of this publication. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment to the winner. This sweepstakes is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. For questions or to have your product featured on Mom to Bed by 8, email Teri at [email protected]

Comparing Barcode Printers for Small Business Use

For small businesses looking to add a barcode system to streamline point-of-sale transactions or manage inventory, there are several options on the market. Each one offers different advantages and disadvantages. The type and size of your business operation will make a difference in your decision. There are also several other factors that should be considered. Compare each to determine which will be suit your needs.

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Technology Types for Barcode Printers

There is more than one way to print a barcode label. The type of printer that you choose will determine the print quality and ease of scanning. Some types naturally have higher associated costs, which often translates into material wastes also.

Dot matrix printers are a longstanding method for printing that has a history of reliability. Due to the age of the technology, the results are generally not as high of quality, which translates in a higher risk of the label not scanning properly. For the most part, dot matrix printers have been fazed out of other business printing and replaced by newer systems.

Inkjet and laser printers are the most commonly used for printing signage, fliers, and other business papers. Both are also commonly available for barcode printers. Both offer a higher print quality and thus higher readability rate than dot matrix. However, most incur significant costs, both initially and for long term maintenance. Both require ink, which can bleed or smear, but offer a high resolution quality on printed documents.

There are two types of thermal printers that are becoming increasingly popular over traditional printer options. They include direct thermal printing and thermal transfer printing. Both have an exceptional print quality, making the printed labels the easiest to read with a handheld barcode scanner. Initial setup costs can be fairly high, but in the long run may cost less than other options. Neither requires ink, though thermal transfer printing does require the transfer ribbons to be replaced. Direct thermal printing uses only heat to create text, but is susceptible to damage at extreme temperatures.

Technology Compatibility with Other Devices

For business use, it is important that the labels work with your existing technology. Although upgrading to a completely new system may be beneficial in the long run, the switch can come with unanticipated costs and require employees to train on a new system. Cloud-based systems like Shopify come with a number of advantages. All aspects of business can be integrated into a single system, which allows the information to be access from anywhere and reliably up to date.

Barcodes are printed using a PC or Mac computer, connected through a USB. Some offer wireless connectivity. Software may be needed to create or modify barcodes. It is important to understand how the process will work on a daily basis and how much time and energy it will require.

Other Preferences and Customization Options

Other concerns that a business might want to investigate before investing in a barcode printer are the size of labels, the ability to customize with proprietary details, and the ability to use the printer for other purposes. In small business operations, space can be at a premium and a tool that takes up space must earn its keep.

Some add-on features for barcode printers may or may not be important to your business. A cutter will separate each label from the roll as it is printed. A rewinder will feed printed labels back onto a roll for organization, which may be useful when printing a high volume of labels at one time. Peelers are helpful when printing individual labels, as the label is removed from the backing as soon as it is printed for immediate application. If a product needs RFID tags for security coding, this can be added at the same time, but there are few options available.

Asking the Right Questions

There are some basic questions that a business owner can ask a supplier to help determine which barcode printer is most appropriate.

  • How many labels can the printer create on a daily basis?
  • What size labels are standard and are alternatives available?
  • What additional technology is needed to set up the barcode printer?
  • What are the upfront costs associated with a specific model?
  • What are the ongoing costs that are likely to incur?

Making the Final Decision

Ultimately, there is not a right or wrong answer when shopping for a barcode printer. All will get the job done and the factors of time and money are the most notable. By comparing these factors and asking the right questions, you will be able to narrow down the selection significantly. If you are still uncertain at that point, find out whether you might be able to take multiple models for a test period to compare them in person for daily use.

RSVP for the #GiveBackOctober Twitter Party & you could win $250!

GiveBackOctober Twitter Party

How do you give back to your community, to your loved ones or even to a charity you support fully? Join Mom Powered Media this month for a #GiveBackOctober twitter chat.

Where: Twitter

When: Monday, October 27th, 8pm-9pm EST

Hashtag: #GiveBackOctober

Who to Follow: @MomPoweredMedia, @MomToBedBy8, @Conservamome and @darcibean

Prizes:

• Grand Prize: $250 Visa Gift Card
• Additional Prizes: Four $50 Visa Gift Cards
• Pre-Event Tweet Prize: $25 Visa Gift Card

Rules: You must RSVP, follow @MomPoweredMedia on Twitter and attend the #GiveBackOctober Twitter Party to be eligible to win!

Visit the MPM #GiveBackOctober Twitter Party page to RSVP.

Don’t miss the MPM #FallAsleepPure Twitter Party

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Pure Crafted Beds and Mom Powered Media.

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Where: Twitter
When: Thursday, September 25 8pm-9pm EST
Hashtag: #FallAsleepPure
Who to Follow: @PureCraftedbeds, @Mom Powered Media, @Conservamome, @Mamasmission, @MomToBedBy8

Prizes:
• Grand Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card
• Additional Prizes: Four $25 Amazon Gift Cards
• Pre-Event Tweet Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card

CLICK HERE TO TWEET the twitter party announcement for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Visit the MPM #FallAsleepPure Twitter Party page to RSVP.

Rules: You must RSVP, follow @PureCraftedbeds on Twitter and attend the #FallAsleepPure Twitter Party to be eligible to win!