Pledge for Heart Health {Giveaway}

Happy Valentine’s Day!

In honor of the heart holiday, I’ve got a giveaway today.

It’s no secret that heart health is important to me.  The folks at Healthgrades asked if I’d spread the word about their Pledge for Heart Health campaign in honor of February being Heart Health Awareness Month.

Healthgrades is teaming up with the American Heart Association to increase awareness of heart disease.  Did you know that 42 million women in the US are living with heart disease? Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year—that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. (Source: CDC)


This month you can take a virtual pledge to talk to your doctor about heart health, and for each pledge received, Healthgrades will donate $1 to the American Heart Association (Up to $10,000). You’ll also be entered into a giveaway to win a variety of prizes to help you get and stay heart healthy.

The Pledge for Heart Health is easy:

  1. Pledge that you’ll talk to your doctor about heart health.
  2. Fill out the entry form.
  3. Share your pledge with friends so they can get heart-healthy and be entered to win prizes, too.

You can take the Pledge for Heart Health on the Healthgrades Facebook page.

You can win a healthy slow cooker recipe book, an American Heart Association-recommended pedometer, and a BPA-free water bottle.  Here’s how (these are all optional):

1.  Take the Pledge for Heart Health and come back to leave a comment that you did.

2.  Leave a comment telling me what you do to keep your heart healthy.

3.  Tweet about the giveaway: “@ApplesArteries is hosting a heart healthy giveaway in honor of @American_Heart #hearthealth month.” and come back leaving a comment with a link to the Tweet.

4.  Follow @applesarteries on Twitter; leave a comment with your Twitter name.

5.  Follow @Healthgrades on Twitter; leave a comment with your Twitter name.

I’ll pick one winner on Friday morning!  (Open to US residents only.)

*I was not compensated for this post.* Note: entering the pledge on Facebook, you’re also entered to win the same prize pack; independent of this giveaway.




Giveaway – Domeo iPad Case

I received the Domeo Recliner Folio iPad Case from the folks at Domeo via connecting through Business2Blogger.

My iPad is my on-the-go option when I travel – keeping me connected to work, helping me find my way around town, check in for flights, etc.  It’s important to me that the iPad stays protected and this new case is the perfect security system for my device.  The fun bubble design protects the screen and also facilitates keeping the iPad upright in this position:


The design team at Domeo works to make products deliver comfort and quality to your experience while you use your device.  They study technology and how you use it, too.  How many of us use our iPad in the kitchen?  Me!  I really liked that I could easily see the screen and the iPad was sturdy while I read a recipe of two.  (Side note – 60 Minutes recently had an interview with a designer whose company integrates human behavior into design – very cool concept and I feel like that’s exactly what the Domeo team has done with their products.)


The Domeo website has a fun tool you can use to help you find the case that’s right for you – it asks where and how you use the iPad.  My #1 rule about iPad use is it doesn’t belong in the bathroom!

**Note – this giveaway closed on 1/18/13**.

Domeo is giving an A&A reader a chance to win their own iPad case – here’s how to enter:


1.  Leave a comment telling me which case you’d want and how it would help you make the most of using your iPad.

Optional – please come back and leave a comment for each that option (if you already do #3 or #4, just leave a comment telling me you follow):

2.  Tweet about the giveaway: @ApplesArteries is hosting a giveaway to win a @domeoipadcases iPad case.

3.  Follow @applesarteries on Twitter

4.  Follow @domeoipadcases on Twitter

**I’ll announce the winner on Friday AM in my Friday Round-Up post**

You can also find Domeo on Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+.  If you’re a Sam’s Club member, cases are now available online.

I received this product for free; views and opinions are my own.  The only thing I was a little bummed about was that I received the case in brown and not grey – I’m just not a fan of brown.  Unless it’s a pair of great leather boots! But the functionality of the case is perfect.