A unique column of finds in New York from the eyes of someone who is a “discoverer”...Rhonda Erb

Here Come the Holidays

NIVEA Kiss of the Year Contest :

With Christmas just round the corner, can New Year’s Eve be far behind? This year, the world’s number one lip care brand, NIVEA, will once again serve as the official sponsor of the Times Square Alliance New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City. NIVEA’s “Kiss Stage” will be hosted by TV personalities Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza. Together they will help one lucky couple ring in the New Year with an unforgettable experience as the winners of the Kiss of the Year contest. Couples entered the contest on Facebook by sharing their love stories. From November 26th until December 16th you can view the stories of the three couples that have been chosen to be finalists and help to choose the winner. Log on to https://www.facebook.com/NIVEAusa to cast your vote. The winning couple will be revealed on December 31st.

Enter to win a gift package of 10 different NIVEA lip balms to get your lips ready for that special New Year’s Eve kiss. Click betterbetsonline@gmail.com and register your email address before 11:59 PM EST, November 26, 2012. Be sure to put “NIVEA” in the subject line. One lucky winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.

Energizer Flameless Wax Candles :

Add the glow of candlelight to your home this holiday season without the hazard of an open flame. These candles have LEDs that flicker realistically and never have to be replaced. They are made with real wax and come in a variety of scents and sizes. The candles have a 3-level auto shut off timer and are powered by 4 AA Energizer Alkaline batteries for up to 800 hours of light.

Available at: www.amazon.com $4.99-$23.99

Oster VERSA Performance Blender :

You will find countless uses for this blender when you are entertaining during the holidays. It makes everything from party drinks to savory dips. You can even whip up a delicious dessert or hot soup. The blender has a powerful 1400 Watt motor and a large 64 oz. jar.

Available at: www.osterversa.com, $299.99

Emmi Fondue :

Delight your guests by serving something out of the ordinary. Emmi Fondues are traditionally Swiss and come ready to heat and serve. The flavors include original cheese, Gorgonzola, and chocolate.

Available at: http://shop.emmirothusa.com, $11.99-$14.99

Eight O’Clock Ground Chocolate Mint Coffee:

This limited edition coffee blend mixes cool peppermint with smooth dark chocolate. It makes a perfect after dinner treat.

Available at: http://www.theconsumerlink.com/EightOclockCoffee, 11 oz. bag, $6.99

Win a gift package from Eight O’Clock coffee. Click betterbetsonline@gmail.com and register your email address before 11:59 PM EST, November 26, 2012. Be sure to put “Coffee” in the subject line. One lucky winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.

Epson Expression Premium XP-800 Small-in-One™ Printer:

Get creative during the holidays with this “space saving” printer that delivers sharp, vivid photos and text. Print on specialty papers, card stock, envelopes, CDs and DVDs. Wireless and Ethernet networking allows everyone in the family to print from anywhere in the house, even from an iPhone, iPad or other smartphone or tablet.

Available at: http://www.epson.com, $279.99

Reserve Channel :

Take a break from watching classic Christmas specials for the umteenth time and check out three new shows on Reserve Channel, a YouTube original channel. Artst Talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=VEKxIeTxdPQ featured musical rapper Pharrell Williams as its host, Across the Board, http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=E8K8aUM7FgE is an action talk show hosted by model/actress Joy Bryant and Hooked Up, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03mNDXYV6hQ&feature=youtu.be is a show about fishing with celebrity chef Tom Colicchio.

Black Friday Deals :

Amazon.com: It’s Black Friday all week long on Amazon with Lightning Deals each day, www.amazon.com.
StriVectin.com: Receive a free, full size StriVectin-SH Dermal Infusion Mask, worth $49.00, as well as free shipping with any online order beginning Black Friday, 11/23 through Cyber Monday, 11/26. Enter the code, “JOY”, at check out, www.StriVectin.com.
Macys.com: Shop Black Friday specials beginning Thursday, 11/22 through Saturday, 11/24, www.Macys.com
AnnTaylor.com: The Black Friday event starts Tuesday, 11/20, www.AnnTaylor.com.
PerryEllis.com: Take 40% off your entire order plus free shipping on Black Friday, 11/23 and 50% off your order plus free shipping on Cyber Monday, 11/26, www.PerryEllis.com.

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