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Welcome to the Back to School Giveaway Hop, hosted byTammilee Tips, Money Saving MicheleCentsless Deals and Klippin Krazy. This giveaway hop runs from 8/7/11 through the end of the day on 8/13/11. Over 100 blogs are participating in this hop, each with a prize package worth at least $50. I can hardly believe it’s already that time of the year. Jacob is starting first grade at the end of the month, and it seems like just five minutes ago he was finishing kindergarten. But enough about me, you’re here to try to win some goodies, then move on to the next blog to try to win some more goodies, not hear me wax philosophical about my woes regarding my son getting older as every minute passes.

PRIZES

Ancestry.com is an awesome resource for researching your family tree and finding long-lost relatives. I used them when I was working on my own family tree, they really are the best source out there. You can add your information to the Online Family Tree, and others can use it to fill in their own blanks, and vice-versa. I traced my ancestry all the way back to about 1050AD and discovered that I am the descendent of a pretty awesome Knight. Check it out for yourself with a free 7-day trial and explore all Ancestry.com has to offer.

PRIZE-  Ancestry.com’s contribution to the prize pack is a One Year World Deluxe Membership valued at $299.

 

 Computers have become a vital resource during the school year, between emailing teachers, researching term papers, and keeping up to date with school activities. Give yours a tune-up so it’s ready to work hard for you once the kids return to school. I’ll be doing a review of System Mechanic in a few days, but for now, here are some highlights:

New features and enhancements in System Mechanic 10 include:

·         Whole Home Licensing: Gone is the 3 PC limit, now each software license is valid on all PCs in your home. As households increasingly own more than 3 PCs, iolo is the first software company worldwide to offer a Whole Home License model.

·         Program Accelerator: Interdependent files that make up a program, initially aligned perfectly on a new PC, tend to drift apart with use and become scattered across the hard drive, impacting the speed at which programs launch and run. Program Accelerator™ uses patent-pending calibration technology to realign programs for the fastest possible access, quicker launching and more responsive performance. This is the first and only tool to address the modern problem of program misalignment.

·         CRUDD Remover: An intelligent redundant software detection tool that detects and displays the redundant programs installed on a PC, rating their impact on performance and stability, and letting the user decide which ones to keep or remove.

 

PRIZE- System Mechanic is offering a free copy of their System Mechanic 10.5. It is is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP and can be used on all the PCs in a single-family household.


 

Sunbelt makes great snacks, and their granola bars and cereal bars are among my son’s favorites. In fact, he will only eat their cereal bars, no other brand. Check them out on Facebook and Twitter for special discounts, coupons, and sweepstakes.

PRIZE: Sunbelt is providing my winner with two Sunbelt tumbler cups and two cartons of a variety of their products.

 

Entry Requirements

Open to US Residents age 18+. To enter, just fill out the info on the Rafflecopter form. If for any reason Rafflecopter is not working for you, leave one comment with your name, email address, and a list of the entry methods that you did, and I will add your entries in for you.