Contest Toms Shoes: $50 Gift Packs & A Surprise Grand Prize

What can you win? How about we have several $50 Gift packages and more to come………. I will fill you in I want to make it the big surprise it is.
I love this company because of who they are and what they stand for! They put their feet where their heart is. You can read an article by Madame Deals to learn more about TOMS Shoes here.
NOTE: You can enter as many times as you like. It is imperative that you complete the ONE of the mandatory entries. You may do all for more chances of winning. Extra entries may be done as soon as the mandatory entries in complete. Also read below about the daily entries that can be completed as many as 24 times per day!


You must leave comments below to be considered for the prizes. (If you leave the URL for your Facebook and Twitter post it is easier for me to verify. Cut and paste the url after you have made your comment) This contest will end on August 14th at 10:00 pm EST. It is open to all US residents 18 and older.

To Enter, leave a separate comment for each entry:


You MUST do ONE of these for any others to count. You can do all 3 to increase your chances of winning.Leave a comment with which one you did. 1 comment for each.

1) Visit Autism United for one entry. While you are there you need to tell me what you have learned about Autism or What you can do to tell fight for the cure.
2) Follow Autism United on Twitter
3) Follow Autism United facebook (Telling them you heard about them at Living on Love and Cents is not required but always appreciated!)

Extra Entries:

  1. Follow Madame Deals via Google Friends Connect or Facebook (leave 1 comment for each)(Telling them you heard about them at Living on Love and Cents is not required but always appreciated!)
  2. Follow Living on Love and Cents via Facebook or Sign up for the Free Daily Updates from Living on Love and Cents (1 comment for each)
  3. Enter for another chance to win at Madame Deals.

Daily Entries: Can be done after the above are done. You can tweet and facebook once an hour! That means you could have 24 entries daily. Leave a 1 comment under this post each time you share.

  1. Tweet: @theautismunited is making me a @toms fan! I found you on @loveandcents and I want to win your contest
  2. Share on facebook. You can use this:  “I want to win the wonderful contest that @theautismunited is part of. I hope you head over to Living on Love and Cents  to enter as well.”
Disclosure: No monetary compensation or items were received in exchange for this post. The Sponsor is responsible for the handling and delivery of the prizes.


  1. Saving Cents Making Sense says

    I liked Autism United on facebook. Thanks!

    I love Tom’s shoes and what they stand for, too. Great giveway!!

  2. Gina H. says

    I learned that some who have been diagnosed with autism may benefit from behavioral therapy which will develop their social and interpersonal skills.

  3. Melissa Lawler says

    Many autistic kids are picky eaters and a lot of parents are finding a gluten free diet very helpful.

  4. Melissa Lawler says

    I tweeted the giveaway.

    @theautismunited is making me a @toms fan! I found you on @loveandcents and I want to win your contest

  5. Erin D. says

    I learned that one of the early signs of autism is a child lining up items before focusing on doing anything else. I knew of the other signs but I never really thought at about this one.

  6. Saving Cents Making Sense says

    On Autism United, I learned that a child should be evaluated by a multidisciplinary group of professions.

  7. Amanda says

    After visiting the Autism United website, I learned that according to new research, a simple 5 minute Autism screening checklist test completed by parents can help doctors screen for signs of Autism as early as the child’s first birthday.

  8. Wendy Olivier says

    I visited Autism United and I have learned a lot about Austism in the last 3 years. I have a 5 yr old son that is autistic and I am his advocate. I wear Tshirts, I had a bumper sticker on my vehicle, I shine the blue light in April for awareness month, I share my story with anyone who will listen, etc. 1 in 110 children are being diagnosed with autism and those numbers are growing at an alarming rate. Early intervention is the key! It has helped my son so much but oh I had to fight like hell to get him into the programs he needed. But we got it!

  9. Daily Woman says

    Visited and my son has ASD so I do any and everything I can to help bring awareness and raise money to find a cure.

  10. says

    I visited Autism United & learned that for reasons unknown, ADHD and Autism have become and epidemic worldwide over the last decade. With autism encompassing so many varying degrees of the disease, the disorder is knows as “autism spectrum disorder”. The symptoms of this disorder generally effect three central areas; communication, interaction, and behavioral development.

    I know several families who have children on the spectrum.

  11. says

    I have a cousin who has Autism. My partner has a cousin with Autism. Last year my partner walked in Autism Speaks walk and this year we are started our own team and fundraising. If anyone is interested, please let me know. As far as what I know about Autism, it is too much to list.
    -Jennifer G.

  12. Lynda E. says

    Your Autism United link doesn’t seem to be working for me, but I can share experience. I work for a non-profit for adults with disabilities and our population diagnosed with ASD is growing, including rediagnosis of older adults who were misdiagnosed earlier in life. The symptoms vary greatly from person to person and each must be treated individually; there is no one size fits all way of coping. A great DVD to check out is “The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow – the Story of Temple Grandin.”

  13. Leah Walker says

    I learned quite a bit. We know a few kids who are autistic so it was interesting to find out more about it. It can actually present at any time but mostly in childhood. There’s no test for it, just studying their skills or lack thereof. It can’t be diagnosed until three but it actually better after that and more motor skills, etc. can be judged.


  14. charline says

    I liked Autism United on fb as charline stanley and let them know I found out about them here

  15. Alison T. says

    I visited Autism United and learned that the signs and symptoms of Autism are:Problems speaking with others, difficulty making eye contact during conversation, lining up of items before focusing on other tasks, repetitive use of sentences to calm themselves down, extensive body movement to express moods, and in some instances, inability to talk.

    supaflychikenpi2 AT gmail DOT com

  16. karen says

    I learned that a large social network to support the family is invaluable in helping both the parents and children diagnosed with autism. Also, there is no known cause.

  17. Sylvie W says

    I learned that when an individual is being evaluated for autism a multidisciplinary team consisting of a psychologist, a neurologist, a psychiatrist and speech therapist is recommended to achieve a thorough neurological assessment.

  18. Diana Russell says

    I love that you are helping out with Autism awareness – it affects several in my family. I looked thru the website and appreciated that they made a special point to let people know you can’t “grow” out of this disease! It is a surprisingly common misconception!

    e-mail: lucky02130 (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. clynsg says

    I learned that the site is very balanced in their presentation of the possible causes of autism, and tries to talk about the several predispositions that scientists believe might cause or predispose to the condition.

  20. kathy pease says

    A common symptom between autism and ADHD is that both disorders have individuals suffering from fine motor skills as well as the impulse driven behaviors. In some cases autistic individuals are unable to respond emotionally whatsoever. Researches for both conditions view each disorder as starting from the same biological place. This starting point is referred to as a deficit in the executive function in the frontal lobes. Autism and ADHD research bears out a common set of behaviors and processes linked with impairments in the brains function.

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