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Holiday Gift Guide Kick Off: $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

How many times do you start out shopping, find an item and say “Is this the best price?” “Can I get it somewhere cheaper?” “Should I just buy it and hope for the best?” Of course no one answers because you are by yourself,  you were lucky to get out of the house without the children and had no time to call up your friend for a friendly shopping trip. First off that never happens to me, my daughter has sonic ears and the jingle of the keys or the twist of the door knob sends her flying to my side looking up with her big blue eyes just begging to go with me. I do however, often find myself putting items back wondering if I can get a better deal elsewhere. I’m a HUGE comparison shopper. If I’m going to spend my money there better not be a coupon out there that I don’t have or a better deal I overlooked. I want to get the biggest bang for my buck! is a brand new “social shopping” site! Social shopping? What is that? Well anyone knows a shopping trip is more fun with friends around, we need opinions, thoughts, the positives, the negatives, it is always better to talk out a purchase with a friend that knows you and your taste. As busy mothers (or fathers) we don’t always have the opportunity to shop with friends. At JoeShopping you can shop with TONS of friends, bounce your questions off others, find the best deals, grab a coupon or two. I’m sure you’ve posted in a forum or blog  before “Does anyone know where I can find….” Now you have one site for all your shopping needs!

Social Shopping is what JoeShopping is all about! combines the best parts of a shopping comparison site with the best parts of a social networking site. We compare prices from hundreds of sites on the products you’re looking for so that you can find the lowest prices and save the most money, and we’ve built an easy-to-use social network that lets you interact with other shoppers like yourself. It’s like going shopping with a million of your closest friends!

JoeShopping is a fun new unique and innovative site to hit the shopping world. Instead of googling your wanted item and clicking on multiple sites to find the best price you can, just enter your item right into the search bar at JoeShopping and be directed to a page with your item and the stores that carry it and their current prices. Definitely makes the holiday shopping a lot easier, quicker, and friendlier. Easier because you don’t have to jump from site to site looking for the deals. Quicker because with everything in one place you can make an informed decision, purchase, and be done. Friendlier because you HAVE to try out the JoeShopping community.

A total shopping experience, JoeShopping is bringing together great deals and great people. As bloggers, mothers, and fathers we know that the best information comes from our fellow friend. Not TV advertisements or the newspaper circular. We learn about the good deals and steals through the word of mouth. JoeShopping has a fun forum where people can pass on the deals to you! Some of the current forum boards are Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals, Hot Deals, and Coupons. I know if you are here to read this review and enter the giveaway that means you like free things and want to save. Why not do it all in one place at

In addition to using JoeShopping for your shopping needs how about using it to win some cold hard cash! This is not a joke you can win cash just by being an active member of the community. You earn JoePoints just for doing everyday things in the community. For example I signed up (super easy), filled in my profile (you can put only what you want to in), updated my status and uploaded a photo. I already have 21 points. So what is it I can do with these points? Simple I can enter their monthly giveaway. This is a giveaway you are not going to miss. I’ve spoken with one of the owners of Joe Shopping to confirm what I’m about to write. The monthly contest running right now from November 1st-November 30th is…..drum roll please……………

$5,000 in Cash (or check)

Yes you read that right JoeShopping is giving away $5,000 in cash. Grand Prize $3,500, Second Prize $1,000, and Third Prize $500. It is so easy to enter too. All you have to do is register at Once you have a few points you enter the sweepstakes, then throughout the month as you earn more points those points are automatically entered into the sweepstakes. No entering time and time again or forgetting about the deadline. Enter one time and the rest of the month all the points you earn by being active on the site gains you extra entries into the sweepstakes.

So what is being active on the site really mean? It means posting questions, comments, or answering others questions and comments in the forum, uploading photos, adding blog post, reviewing a product, just about anything you do while on the site will gain you points. The best part is the site is brand new so your competition is very slim you need to get over there NOW and post, comment, uploaded, and review. Winning $3,500 in cash could not be any easier.

As if that isn’t enough JoeShopping REALLY wants everyone to know who they are so they are currently running a second contest called Refer-A-Friend. Another $5,000 contest, can you tell JoeShopping is serious about making itself known, no funny business here. In order to enter this contest you just have to refer friends. You can do this by emailing them through the contest link or posting a special link on your website and having people join by clicking on it (feel free to click on mine). The kicker is the more they are active and earn points, the more points you earn, the quicker you will work your way to the top of the Refer-A-Friend contest. You can always see who is in the lead to help give you incentive to refer those friends! This contest will end December 31, 2010 so you have plenty of time to join in. Top prize is $3,000 and 20 runner ups will win $100 each.

Does anyone play Pogo? Do you like to earn badges for playing? I know I’m one of those people that like to collect points, badges, and other fun game tokens and move up the leader board. JoeShopping has added this fun and unique feature to their site. You earn badges just like you do points by being active. Earn badges for your 10th forum post, having 25 shopping buddies, upload 30 photos, and more.You can see what badges you or others have collected by clicking on your/their profile. As you become more active and earn more points you can see your name race up the JoeShopping Leader Board. With my 21 points I’m ranked #64 which is not to shabby I’m going to have to get over there and post and upload to win that $5,000 in cash!

I encourage you to stop by JoeShopping and Register today using THIS LINK of course to let them know Shibley Smiles sent you, you need to see what all the fun and fuss is about!

JoeShopping is offering one of my awesome winners a $100 Amazon Gift Card. That is a great way to kick off the holiday and why this giveaway has been chosen to do just that! Thanks for taking the time to enter my Holiday Gift Guide Kick Off Giveaway.

************$100 Amazon Gift Card from JoeShopping ***********

To enter to win: Please visit JoeShopping and tell me one of the Hot Deals you would possibly take part in!

After you make the mandatory entry above, you will receive one entry for each item below (unless otherwise indicated). Just a reminder that the mandatory entry must be met for all other entries to be valid.
*1 Extra Entry if you follow JoeShopping on Twitter. (please leave your Twitter name)
*1 Extra Entry if you “like” JoeShopping on Facebook.
*3 Extra Entries if you register with (use this link please) and comment on a post, post in the forum, or add me as a friend.
*1 Extra Entry if you follow me through Google Connect on the left sidebar 
*1 Extra Entry (daily) if you tweet the following message.(NOTE: It must be this message, do not use the retweet button for this entry, we need to keep track on this one)

Enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card #giveaway @shibleysmiles @joeshopping
*2 Extra Entry if you blog about this giveaway, you must include a link to JoeShopping and a link to this post in your blog post. (leave a link to your post and your blog must have at least 25 or more followers)
*2 Extra Entry if you added my Holiday Gift Guide to your blog before November 10th.(see post here)


* 2 Extra Entries for uploaded a photo dated/timed after this post (November 22nd 10:30 pm EST) – You MUST leave a link to the photo in your comment
* 2 Extra Entries start a new discussion in one of the forums – You MUST leave a link to the discussion you started.
* 2 Extra Entries review any product on – You MUST leave a link to your review.

Giveaway will end on November 24th at 11:59 pm EST. Open to US and Canada Only.  Please make sure your email address is public on your profile or leave in your comments so I can contact you should you win. The winner will be chosen by and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Thank you and Good Luck!

Disclaimer: This is my honest opinion. A big thank you to JoeShopping for providing a $100 gift card to one of my awesome readers. You may read more disclosure details here.

If you have a product you would like me to review please contact me at colleen(at)shibleysmiles(dot)com.

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About Colleen Shibley

Colleen Shibley Mother to 3 kids, wife to an awesome & thoughtful husband, beach lover, book reader, working woman by day, and blogger by night. Blogging from sunny South Florida passionate about travel, good food, entertainment, and enjoying family time...[Read More...]


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