Giveaway Numero Uno – Il Divo

Well this week we’re having a little giveaway frenzy! I’m giving away a couple of items and maybe more as the week progresses! This week I’d really like to ask for your help. The blog is getting bigger and other people are helping us find deals which is great because I really want this to become a place for you. For you to come and find deals, talk about deals and encourage others here. That’s why I like it when it grows, especially in the NorthWest Indiana/Chicagoland area. Sure I love that there’s out of towners here too but I love that we local women can snag the greatest deals. And with that, comes better deals. The bigger the blog gets the better deals we get and the more chance people will find this blog and give away smashing prizes for my readers, like this week!

So without further ado, let me announce the two contests. The way you can win is by helping me do some word of mouth marketing. I want you to get out there and spread the word about the blog, about the contest and about deals!

Okay so let me preface this: I would not have gone out and bought a CD by Il Divo off my own accord. I mean, just like one of the members, David, says, (my paraphrase) “How crazy, we’re an operatic boy band!!” I’d heard of these guys and heard that people were raving over them and so when I got offered the CD to try, I thought “sure” and boy was I shocked!! Now, I’m sincerely glad I own their CDs. Il Divo was created by “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell as a way to bring opera music to the masses and thanks to a certain Chicago talk show host they’re pretty “hot” right now!

First of all I popped in their Christmas CD – Il Divo, The Christmas Collection, and I looked at the back and realised that O Holy Night was there first song. This is my all time favourite Christmas song, the one that time and time again brings me to tears only if it’s a really good rendition though. As I sat there and listened I was suitably impressed, it touched at my heartstrings and was throughly enjoyable. The rest of the CD is filled with some great classics that I also enjoyed but I played O Holy Night again and again!!

Then I checked out the second CD – The Promise. I don’t know what it is about people singing in one of the “love languages” that I enjoy but as they sing The Winner Takes it All in Italian I found myself trying to sing along! I loved their rendition of Alleluya and by the time it got to Amazing Grace I was sobbing in the car and praising God out loud!!! Must have been quite the sight!

I gotta tell ya, these guys are super talented so when they come to Chicago May 19 I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re all sold out. And not just by your Granny wanted to go drool over Sebastian!! Actually I just read on their site that they added a second show, May 20, at the Rosemont Theater so if you wanna go you better snag tickets quick! Go here for more info.

In the meantime, you could win The Promise and their Christmas CD right here. Il Divo is gonna give one of my readers the chance to win both of their CDs.
All you’ve got to do is:
Tell a friend about my blog and this contest and then come back and let me know who you told. (I’m using the honesty policy so keep it legit please guys!) Of course if they then come here, they can enter too! Want more ways to win? Write about it on your blog and then let me know.

Contest closes on Sunday December 14th at midnight and the winner will be picked and announced on Monday December 15th. Don’t forget to leave a way for me to contact you!


  1. Finleypotamus says:

    I told my sister about this contest. She loves music!

  2. i told my mom and sister about your blog, but i definitely had my mom check this out, she’s a big fan of il divo, and i can’t blame her.


  3. Discount Bento Mama says:

    I told my sister about this. She is a music snob. In a good way.

  4. Barbara Schantz says:

    Il divo is awesome. I told my my and mom sister about it and we’re all in love now!

  5. I’ve been a big fan of il divo since I saw them on Oprah and I bought my mom their first CD. So of course I told my mom about your giveaway. I’m hoping to get their holiday CD so on Christmas day I can fill the house with the songs.

  6. Ha, I know this sounds really weird, but at my huge family Thanksgiving my Aunt Deb said she had seen Il Divo on a certain talk show based in Chicago 😉 and then we all listened to Amazing Grace from the CD “The Promise” – in semi-darkness, no less! It brought more than a few of us to tears. I would love to give the CDs to my Mom for Christmas!!

    I LOVE your blog, especially since you live in Chicago (I live in Bucktown and love your Strack and Van Til posts!) I am telling my Office Manager about your blog…she loves a good deal as much as I do!!

    Thank you!
    Katie Carrico

  7. I told my cousin Lori about your blog. They have recently tightened their budget BIG TIME!!

  8. Andrew-n-Hannah says:

    My family is a big fan of this group. They are awesome!
    By the way, i told my mom about the contest!

  9. Love this blog! I told my buddy Carter. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    jilldaugherty at yahoo dot com

  10. Corrie at "Cents"able Momma says:
  11. I told Sarah about your blog. Your description of the CD made me very eager to hear it!

  12. I’m going to tell my sister-in-law, shannon, about it.
    amy maples at gmail dot com (take out spaces)

  13. I have to confess I LOVE Il Divo!! I actually already have their Christmas CD but have a few people on my Christmas list who would love it!! I also enjoy telling people about your blog. I’ve told some ladies from church…Kathy, April, all of my small group ladies, Julie, a few cousins. I’ve often mentioned my freebies on my facebook page!!! Keep up the good work Clair!!!

  14. I told my mother and sister about your blog and the contest!

  15. I told my sissy, she is a barganista also

  16. rebekahdawn says:

    I told my friend about the contest and your blog. Unfortunately I dont know anyone in Chicago or I’d share the news with them.
    Great giveaway!!

  17. I told my friend becky about this blog and contest. She is the person who introduced me to Il Divo. Thanks for the giveaway!
    thegood3 at gmail dot com

  18. I told my sister about this contest too.

  19. cari_and_kevin_king says:

    I told my mother-in-law. She loves this group.

    charlies_secret_angel2006 at yahoo dot com

  20. I shared this good news with one of my dearest OREGONIAN friends!!! : )))

    Il Divo is so aesthetically beautiful! : )))

    And, we so love your blog! : )))

    Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))


  21. JamericanSpice says:

    I told my BIL since I had to ask him about this group that I’ve never heard before. He says they are awesome…so here I am entering.

  22. I blogged ya here:

    Great giveaways! 🙂

    supercoupongirl AT

  23. mylittleducks5 says:

    I emailed my Mom your link to win and check out your website.

    Thanks Clair,


  24. I told my sister-in-law Laurie about your blog, and she visits on a regular basis now. Yesterday, I told my mom all about it, and one day this week I plan to help her navigate to the site. Clair, I am your biggest fan…:) your Mennonite pal, MARIA (aka: mavia) You know my email addy.

  25. Tina H shared your blog and her Il Divo CD with me. She is the best. I shared with my sister and mommy

  26. Ken & Peggy says:

    I just told my sister about it! Peggy

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