Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Friendship Stone - Review & Giveaway

**Contest Closed**
Have you ever known someone who was going through a tough time, and you wanted to help, but you just didn't know how? I've been in this boat quite a few times. Whether you know someone with a serious illness or financial troubles--even a heartbreak, sometimes you feel like there's nothing you can do to help, but there is. The Friendship Stone was originally created for a friend who was seeing her son through a rough patch. Cathy gave her friend a beautiful Tiger's Eye stone she had collected while on a trip to South Africa, suggesting that her friend give the stone to her son as a gift he could hold onto when they were apart.
The process of giving empowers and heals, instills confidence and security,
changes perspective and forges a link for friends who are miles or oceans
apart.
The Friendship Stone comes packaged with a small suede sack, a blank gift card and a booklet which explains its meaning. The stone itself is a semi-precious Tiger's Eye gemstone that is tumbled for smoothness. As it's a product of nature, no two stones are alike. It's a beautiful stone that's nice to hold in your hands.

In 2009 we lost a family member to cancer. We tried to visit her in her last few weeks, but she was not feeling up to it. Since it was not possible to be there physically for her, I would have loved to have sent this lovely gift with a small note, "Hold onto this stone and know that we are always thinking of you."

Flowers are nice, but sadly, they don't last forever and their scent can be offensive to some, especially those who are ill. Life is full of challenges, so I know there will be a time when I can send this special gift to a loved one. I'll store it in a special place until that time arrives.

BUY IT! Get 15% off your entire order with this special promotion code for The Penny-Pinching Mama readers: Penny

The Friendship Stone sells for $19.95. The company also offers jewelry, games and more. 10% of the proceeds will help the South African villagers from which these stones originate. They also donate 20% of profits to Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

WIN IT! One lucky reader will receive the Spontaneous Giving Pack which includes 3 complete Friendship Stone gifts!

To Enter: Visit The Friendship Stone and tell me about another product that you like (other than those featured above). After this mandatory entry is completed, help yourself to extra entries:
  • Follow this blog publicly or tell me if you already do (+2 entries)
  • Subscribe by email. Must verify and leave email address in comment (+2 entries)
  • Tweet this message after you follow @PennyPinchingMa and @friendshipstone on twitter (+1 entry per day):
The Friendship Stone - a thoughtful gift to support your loved ones #Win a Gift Set http://tinyurl.com/yev2zwo #Giveaway @pennypinchingma

  • Become a Facebook fan of The Friendship Stone (+1 entry)


  • Add The Penny-Pinching Mama button and/or the Be Mine button to your blog, leave blog link (+3 entries for each button)


  • Enter any or all of my other giveaways, leave a separate comment for each giveaway entered (+1 entry each)


  • Blog about this giveaway using at least 50 words and include a link back to this post. You must have at least 25 followers (+10 entries)

    No compensation was received for this giveaway post. The company provided the product sample and I offered my honest opinion. Contest is open WORLD-WIDE and closes at Midnight EST on January 21st. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. Please leave your email address either in your comment or make sure it is listed on your profile page so that I have a way to contact you. See the giveaway rules located here before entering. GOOD LUCK!

    222 comments:

    1. I am a blog follower through Google Friend.

      Great giveaway!

      ReplyDelete
    2. I love the friendship stone necklaces & the power of two gift pack where you can give a stone & keep a stone!

      ReplyDelete
    3. I tweeted:

      http://twitter.com/savingourway/status/7446656644

      ReplyDelete
    4. I like the stone necklace! very pretty!

      mbpeik@aol.com

      ReplyDelete
    5. following on twitter and I tweeted!

      ReplyDelete
    6. grabbed your button!
      http://www.tictacdough.blogspot.com

      ReplyDelete
    7. grabbed your button!
      http://www.tictacdough.blogspot.com

      ReplyDelete
    8. grabbed your button!
      http://www.tictacdough.blogspot.com

      ReplyDelete
    9. I like the traveling friendship stone
      tanyainjville@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    10. Following your blog
      tanyainjville@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    11. Following your blog
      tanyainjville@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    12. Friendship stone facebook fan (Tanya Riley)
      tanyainjville@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    13. I'd love the Children's Necklace - Double Strand for my niece!

      tiffany.hillam(at)gmail(dot)com

      ReplyDelete
    14. email subscriber
      tiffspiff1@hotmail.com
      entry 1

      ReplyDelete
    15. email subscriber
      tiffspiff1@hotmail.com
      entry 2

      ReplyDelete
    16. button
      http://hillamfamily.blogspot.com/
      entry 1

      ReplyDelete
    17. button
      http://hillamfamily.blogspot.com/
      entry 2

      ReplyDelete
    18. button
      http://hillamfamily.blogspot.com/
      entry 3

      ReplyDelete
    19. I really like the necklaces ... especially this one
      http://www.thefriendshipstone.com/friendship-gifts/k2-product-category/item/18-friendship-stone-111.html

      cam22190 at gmail

      ReplyDelete
    20. LOVE the Children's Necklace -Braided Leather
      copperllama at yahoo dot com

      ReplyDelete
    21. 1 already a follower
      copperllama at yahoo dot com

      ReplyDelete
    22. 2 already a follower
      copperllama at yahoo dot com

      ReplyDelete
    23. email subscriber
      copperllama at yahoo dot com

      ReplyDelete
    24. 2 email subscriber
      copperllama at yahoo dot com

      ReplyDelete
    25. already follow blog
      copperllama at yahoo dot com

      ReplyDelete
    26. facebook fan
      copperllama at yahoo dot com

      ReplyDelete
    27. 1 have button
      http://copperllamastudio.blogspot.com/
      copperllama at yahoo dot com

      ReplyDelete
    28. 2 have button
      http://copperllamastudio.blogspot.com/
      copperllama at yahoo dot com

      ReplyDelete
    29. 3 have button
      http://copperllamastudio.blogspot.com/
      copperllama at yahoo dot com

      ReplyDelete
    30. love the childrens necklaces
      shopannies@Yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    31. following blog
      shiopannies@Yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    32. following blog
      shopannies@Yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    33. Oh, what a great idea. It's such a nice, inoffensive way to tell someone that you're there for them. Nice giveaway.

      ReplyDelete
    34. email subscriber
      shopannies@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    35. email subscriber
      shopannies@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    36. following all and tweeted http://twitter.com/shopannies/status/7462114333

      shopannies@Yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    37. facebook fan of friendship stone
      shopannies@Yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    38. I like the Children's Necklace -Braided Leather, very pretty!

      ReplyDelete
    39. TWeet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7462323182

      ReplyDelete
    40. I love the Friendship Stone. It is such a perfect gift for someone having a difficult time. I am going to share this. I wish I could have given this to my Mom when she was suffering from Pancreatic Cancer.

      ReplyDelete
    41. I just added your button to my blog that I have recently began. Great giveaway, love your website. I am also a fan on facebook.

      http://whiteheadsmonthlymenu.blogspot.com/

      ReplyDelete
    42. I really like the friendship stone necklaces. I especially like how they look with the gold chain - stunning!
      Kimberly
      fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com

      ReplyDelete
    43. I'm already a blog follower.
      Kimberly
      fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com
      entry 1

      ReplyDelete
    44. I'm already a blog follower.
      Kimberly
      fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com
      entry 2

      ReplyDelete
    45. I subscribe by email.
      Kimberly
      fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com
      entry 1

      ReplyDelete
    46. I subscribe by email.
      Kimberly
      fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com
      entry 2

      ReplyDelete
    47. I follow on twitter and tweeted
      http://twitter.com/fishinmom/status/7465337402
      Kimberly
      fishimomwantstowin@gmail.com

      ReplyDelete
    48. I am fan #208 of the Friendship stone on facebook.
      Kimberly
      fishinmomwantstowin@gmail.com

      ReplyDelete
    49. I love the Children's Necklace -Braided Leather. Just beautiful.

      marypres@gmail.com

      ReplyDelete
    50. I really like The Power of Two Gift Pack. I would keep one & give the other to my mum.

      ReplyDelete
    51. I follow your blog publicly #1

      ReplyDelete
    52. I follow your blog publicly #2

      ReplyDelete
    53. I suscribe via email #1
      candy3181@hotmail.com

      ReplyDelete
    54. I suscribe via email #2
      candy3181@hotmail.com

      ReplyDelete
    55. I follow both on Twitter & have tweeted:
      http://twitter.com/candy8131/status/7473140861

      ReplyDelete
    56. Im a fan on Facebook of The Friendship Stone (Candice Ecclestone)

      ReplyDelete
    57. Ive entered the ImagiPLAY Cactus Bead Maze Giveaway.

      ReplyDelete
    58. This comment has been removed by the author.

      ReplyDelete
    59. Tweet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7476870852
      Also a follower of Penny Pinching Mama and friendship on twitter @umeplusone

      ReplyDelete
    60. Subscribed by email at busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au
      #1

      ReplyDelete
    61. Subscribed by email at busybbee05[at]yahoo[dot]com[dot]au
      #2

      ReplyDelete
    62. I am a fan of The Friendship Stone on facebook (Kym Teale)

      ReplyDelete
    63. I have entered the Digiscrapping giveaway

      ReplyDelete
    64. I have entered the Imagiplay GIveaway

      ReplyDelete
    65. I have entered the Cafe Press Giveaway

      ReplyDelete
    66. I have entered the Male Ahead MEals Cookbook

      ReplyDelete
    67. I have entered the Munchie Mug GIveaway

      ReplyDelete
    68. I have the Penny-Pinching Mama Button #1
      http://adventuresofmytotstoteensandinbetween.blogspot.com/

      ReplyDelete
    69. I have the Penny-Pinching Mama Button #2
      http://adventuresofmytotstoteensandinbetween.blogspot.com/

      ReplyDelete
    70. I have the Penny-Pinching Mama Button #3
      http://adventuresofmytotstoteensandinbetween.blogspot.com/

      ReplyDelete
    71. I have the Be Mine Button #1
      http://adventuresofmytotstoteensandinbetween.blogspot.com/

      ReplyDelete
    72. I have the Be Mine Button #2
      http://adventuresofmytotstoteensandinbetween.blogspot.com/

      ReplyDelete
    73. I have the Be Mine Button #3
      http://adventuresofmytotstoteensandinbetween.blogspot.com/

      ReplyDelete
    74. I would love to own The Power of Two set for me and my best friend Robin!

      jms1683@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    75. Follow publicly!

      jms1683@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    76. Follow publicly!

      jms1683@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    77. Email subscriber!

      jms1683@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    78. Email subscriber!

      jms1683@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    79. Follow you both on Twitter and tweeted!

      http://twitter.com/litlmommaof3/status/7478634191

      jms1683@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    80. Entered the AMS fortune cookie giveaway!

      jms1683@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    81. I like the braided leather children's necklace! They have some neat stuff!

      ReplyDelete
    82. I am following you with Google Friend.
      wood57495@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    83. Facebook fan of the Friendship stone.
      wood57495@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    84. http://twitter.com/mysweetcarolina/status/7479467902
      wood57495@yahoo.com
      tweeted!

      ReplyDelete
    85. I like the friendship necklaces (especially the childrens).

      ReplyDelete
    86. I like the Children's Necklace - Double Strand.

      arewethereyetla5[at]verizon[dot]net

      ReplyDelete
    87. I follow your blog.

      arewethereyetla5[at]verizon[dot]net

      ReplyDelete
    88. I follow your blog.

      arewethereyetla5[at]verizon[dot]net

      ReplyDelete
    89. I really love the children necklace in braided leather.

      ReplyDelete
    90. I follow you on google publicly.

      ReplyDelete
    91. I entered the digiscrapping giveaway.

      ReplyDelete
    92. I entered the imagiplay cactus bead maze giveaway.

      ReplyDelete
    93. I entered the cafepress ornament giveaway.

      ReplyDelete
    94. I entered the munchie mug snack cup giveaway.

      ReplyDelete
    95. Tweet:
      http://twitter.com/candy8131/status/7497877246

      ReplyDelete
    96. I love the friendship stone #108 the best.
      I love that they offer children's necklaces!

      ReplyDelete
    97. I follow you on google friend publicly!

      ReplyDelete
    98. I entered the 7th gen giveaway too.

      ReplyDelete
    99. I entered the mcclyns germ defense spray giveaway.

      ReplyDelete
    100. I entered the your picture book giveaway.

      ReplyDelete
    101. I entered the aps fortune cookie necklace giveaway.

      ReplyDelete
    102. What a sweet idea!! I would love this to send to our friend in Greece. I think that the Friendship Stone necklace is really nice and would make a great gift too :)
      cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

      ReplyDelete
    103. I am an email subscriber
      cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

      ReplyDelete
    104. I am an email subscriber #2
      cyclona66(at)aol(dot)com

      ReplyDelete
    105. Daily Tweet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7514702738

      ReplyDelete
    106. http://twitter.com/mysweetcarolina/status/7519326755
      daily tweet

      ReplyDelete
    107. I think some earrings in this style would be nice: Gem flower with peridot
      Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    108. Follow pub-Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    109. Follow #2-Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    110. I love the Children's Necklace - Double Strand!
      Cassie
      cjm92995@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    111. Tweet:
      http://twitter.com/candy8131/status/7546011555

      ReplyDelete
    112. Daily Tweet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7554847702

      ReplyDelete
    113. I subscribe via email
      hollow_sins(at)yahoo.com
      entry 1

      ReplyDelete
    114. I subscribe via email
      hollow_sins(at)yahoo.com
      entry 2

      ReplyDelete
    115. Tweet:
      http://twitter.com/candy8131/status/7582545316

      ReplyDelete
    116. Daily TWeet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7610386453

      ReplyDelete
    117. I have entered the SkinMD giveaway

      ReplyDelete
    118. Tweet:
      http://twitter.com/candy8131/status/7624777138

      ReplyDelete
    119. Ive entered the SkinMD Naturals Giveaway.

      ReplyDelete
    120. Daily Tweet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7630333466

      ReplyDelete
    121. I like the Traveling Friendship Stone.

      chirpatme at rocketmail dot com

      ReplyDelete
    122. Tweet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7660629196

      ReplyDelete
    123. Tweet:
      http://twitter.com/candy8131/status/7665408144

      ReplyDelete
    124. Tweet:
      http://twitter.com/candy8131/status/7701583625

      ReplyDelete
    125. i really like the The Friendship Desk Stone!

      saladforbreakfast AT gmail DOT com

      ReplyDelete
    126. TWeet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7704469465

      ReplyDelete
    127. Tweet:
      http://twitter.com/candy8131/status/7743225964

      ReplyDelete
    128. Tweet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7745436880

      ReplyDelete
    129. I like the Children's Necklace - Double Strand.
      veniceangel@hotmail.com

      ReplyDelete
    130. I follow your blog
      veniceangel@hotmail.com

      ReplyDelete
    131. I follow your blog #2
      veniceangel@hotmail.com

      ReplyDelete
    132. I entered the smelly towel cleaner giveaway
      veniceangel@hotmail.com

      ReplyDelete
    133. Tweet:
      http://twitter.com/candy8131/status/7784675599

      ReplyDelete
    134. Tweet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7786239765

      ReplyDelete
    135. Tweet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7821740050

      ReplyDelete
    136. Tweet:
      http://twitter.com/candy8131/status/7824147305

      ReplyDelete
    137. I like the 2 stones...where you keep one stone and give one to a friend. I have a friend from High School (20 years Reunion this year!) who has stayed a friend through it all...she's in Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer right now...it would be a wonderful gift!

      plain_a_m_y@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    138. I am a follower #1

      plain_a_m_y@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    139. I am a follower #2

      plain_a_m_y@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    140. I am an email subscriber.

      plain_a_m_y@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    141. I am an email subscriber #2.

      plain_a_m_y@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    142. I entered the Amy Peter's Studio giveaway.

      plain_a_m_y@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    143. I entered the Carolina Pad giveaway.

      plain_a_m_y@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    144. I entered your scarf giveaway.

      plain_a_m_y@yahoo.com

      ReplyDelete
    145. I love the Friendship Stone 203 necklace!

      ReplyDelete
    146. I'm a subscriber

      dunnkellyann at hotmail dot com

      ReplyDelete
    147. I'm a subscriber

      dunnkellyann at hotmail dot com

      ReplyDelete
    148. I'm a fan of friendship stone on facebook

      ReplyDelete
    149. I've got ppm button
      http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/

      ReplyDelete
    150. I've got ppm button
      http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/

      ReplyDelete
    151. I've got ppm button
      http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/

      ReplyDelete
    152. I've got be mine button
      http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/

      ReplyDelete
    153. I've got be mine button
      http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/

      ReplyDelete
    154. I've got be mine button
      http://grandpooba.blogspot.com/

      ReplyDelete
    155. Tweet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7856793281

      ReplyDelete
    156. Tweet:
      http://twitter.com/candy8131/status/7861826163

      ReplyDelete
    157. Tweet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7901322677

      ReplyDelete
    158. TWeet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7943121366

      ReplyDelete
    159. Tweet
      http://twitter.com/umeplusone/status/7985234618

      ReplyDelete
    160. I would love the Friendship necklaces and the one I selected is #111.

      clenna at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    161. #1 I follow through Google
      clenna at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    162. #2 I follow through Google
      clenna at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    163. #1 I subscribe via email
      clenna at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    164. #2 I subscribe via email
      clenna at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    165. I'm a fan of The Friendship Stone on FB.

      clenna at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    166. I entered Amy Peters' Studio Giveaway
      clenna at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    167. I entered the Affordable Scarves giveaway.

      clenna at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    168. I entered the Parazul Handbag giveaway.

      clenna at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    169. I entered the Carolina Pad giveaway

      clenna at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    170. I entered the Boogie Wipes giveaway.

      clenna at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    171. I entered the Bamboosa giveaway
      clenna at aol dot com

      ReplyDelete
    172. I like the double strand children's necklace.

      carlamo (at) ymail (dot) com

      ReplyDelete
    173. I am a follower.

      carlamo (at) ymail (dot) com

      ReplyDelete

    Affiliates

    Special Events

    z

    Blog Roll

    Mama Must Have It
    Baby Shower Event @ Raising My 5 Sons
    Girls' Lunch Out
    Jolly Mom
    Photobucket

    Topics

    about (1) accessories (11) advertising (1) art (1) articles (8) baby (3) baby gear (5) backtoschool (4) bags (3) baking (2) baseball (1) basil (1) bath products (1) beach (1) beauty (6) birthday parties (1) blogger events (6) blogging (2) blogher (1) books (9) budget-friendly (1) business (1) cards (1) casserole (1) casual dining (2) celebrities (1) children's books (4) children's shoes (1) cleaning (4) clothing (15) coffee (5) concerts and events (1) confections (1) cooking (8) coupons (21) crafts (1) cranberry (1) decorating (2) diapering (2) dining (1) dogs (1) dolls (2) dvd (3) ecofriendly (5) electronics (1) entertainment (26) events (1) fairtrade (1) fallforfashion (14) family fun (1) family-friendly (2) fashion (2) flowers (1) food (23) food labeling (1) for kids (1) freebies (17) fun places for kids (1) furniture (2) gadgets (1) games (1) gardening (3) gear (1) GGMholidayguide (7) gifts (14) girls (1) giveaways (25) goat (1) grilling (1) grooming (1) guest bloggers (5) halloween (2) health (7) healthy (4) home movies (1) household (5) how-to (1) hygiene (1) jeans (2) jewelry (1) kids (4) kids apparel (3) kids gifts (1) kids music (2) kids shoes (4) kitchen (7) laundry (4) Lost (11) low-fat (4) make your own (1) martha stewart (1) maternity (2) mens clothing (1) models (1) music (4) music class (1) nate berkus (1) natural (2) new jersey (1) newspapers (1) nursery (1) office supplies (1) parenting (1) party planning (1) pennsylvania (2) personalized (3) Pets (2) Philadelphia (2) photobooks (1) plastic surgery (1) play places (1) PR (1) pregnant or fat? (1) press events (2) printing (2) pumpkins (1) ragu (1) Ramblings (47) recall (1) recipe (5) reviews (383) Rules (1) shoes (4) Skincare (4) snacks (4) software (1) spiritual (1) Sponsored (20) sports (1) stocking stuffers (1) summer (2) Summer Essentials (24) sushi (1) sweet breads (1) swimwear (1) Tassimo (1) technology (1) theme parks (2) toddler (25) toddler eating (2) toys (12) travel (1) traveling with children (2) undergarments (1) unilever (1) V-Day (1) video-editing (1) vitamins (1) w/w (22) water (1) weeds (2) Winners (10) WinningStyle (13) women (1) women's accessories (1) women's gifts (1) womens clothing (4) wordless wednesday (8) wordpress (1) yo gabba gabba (1) zoo (2)

    Search This Blog

     
    Blog Design by April Showers