November 18, 2017

Otterbox Case (Father’s Day Bash)


Otterbox was first introduced to me last year, and now it’s a household name, not just with my teen sons, but for me as well.

There are not many things we splurge on in this household, but technology is one of them. Protecting those investments is very worth it to me, and considering the wear and tear that our phones, ipods, and now the newest ipad receives, having this case be practically indestructible is a worthwhile expense.

I love Otterbox’s Defender Series, and if you are a person on the go, or have children sharing technology with you, I highly recommend this series. It’s part of their most rugged line of cases, utilizing multi-layer technology and designed to withstand just about any environment. Don’t worry about losing any access or functionality in the Defender Series; they’ve designed it so you can use all of the features right through the case. The inner polycarbonate shell has a foam interior to protect the back from scratching, while the durable silicone skin works its magic by absorbing shock. If you are needing a waterproof case, there are cases that meet that need as well.

Since my sons are the beneficiaries of Otterbox’s generosity, I’m having our eldest son tell you his thoughts on what he picked out last year. This year my choice was the Defender Case for my Ipad and it’s amazing.

My son:

“The  Otter Box case for the iPod 3rd generation iPod is absolutely fantastic. I have never found another case with the quality it provides you with. It has 3 layers that makes it almost impossible to get damaged, with a screen protector which still feels like the exact iPod screen. An innovative three layer design protects your device from bumps, drops, scratches and dust while keeping your iPod fresh as new. I’m no longer scared to drop my ipod because I’m pretty sure with this case you could drop it off of the Empire State building and it wouldn’t be damaged.

It does make your iPod slightly heavier, but not enough difference to bother the user. It has silicone plugs that protect your ports as well. In the past, I have had problems with the Ipod ports being damaged by dust or moisture but that problem is completely taken care of with this case. This case will completely leave you satisfied to protect your ipod in all ways imaginable. It is not protective against water but it is almost impossible to find a waterproof case. No worries about the buttons not being accessible because this case makes it very easy to use external buttons on your ipod such as the volume, lock button and menu button. The screen protector does not make the screen harder to see either, it is almost impossible to tell you have a screen protector. Overall, I love this case,  and highly recommend it to all iPod 3rd and 4th generation users.”

As part of our Father’s Day Bash Giveaway, two winners will have their choice of an Otterbox case,  up to a $50 value, and trust me, if you enjoy technology, there is something for everyone.

You can receive $5 off any Otterbox order of $50 or more here by using Coupon Code: SEARS2011.

There are multiple ways to enter (up to 4 entries total on my giveaway), but only one entry is necessary.

* Be sure to enter a separate comment for each method of entry (one comment for Facebook, one comment for Twitter, etc.). You may leave up to four separate comments.

1. Comment – For what device to you need a indestructible case?
2. Subscribe to my site by email or in a reader. (If you do already, thanks, just let me know in the comments.)
3. Follow me on Twitter, then tweet  the following message, Hi @beautyandbedlam is giving away two @otterbox cases. Enter to win!
4. Friend my Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Facebook Fan page. (let me know in the comments.)

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I received an Otterbox case to review and to giveaway. Entries for this giveaway will close on Monday, June 12 @ 3p EST. The winning entry will be selected via The winner will be contacted directly and must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected.

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  1. I need one for my cell phone, for sure!


  3. Would love one for mine (or my hubby’s) iphone!

  4. I follow you in google reader!

  5. I follow you on facebook!

  6. Deb Boerema says:

    My husband’s cell phone.

  7. Jessica says:

    I’ve been considering getting an Iphone and definitely would need a case! I am constantly dropping my current phone. Would love to win this to protect hopefully purchased soon iphone! 🙂

  8. Jessica says:

    I am a facebook fan.

  9. Jessica says:

    I subscribe to RSS feed through google reader.

  10. Jenn Edwards says:

    I need a case for an Android!

  11. we’re fb friends 🙂

  12. My son needs a new ipod case–his broke a while ago!

  13. I subscribe to RSS feed through google reader.

  14. my husband’s iphone, or the old one that the kids now use for games 🙂

  15. this entry is for my email subscription

  16. this entry is for my Facebook “like”

  17. I need one for my Droid X

  18. I’m an email subscriber

  19. I like you on facebook

  20. Nancy E Owen says:

    For my phone

  21. Nancy E Owen says:

    I subscribe through email.

  22. The defender series would be perfect for my husbands fathers day gift because he is always dropping his phone.This is my first ti me on your website and I will tell others about your webpage.

  23. corrie weaver says:

    What a cool gadget

  24. corrie weaver says:

    I subscribe by email

  25. corrie weaver says:

    I am a friend on facebook

  26. I need an Otterbox case for an Ipod! With two little ones in the house, it sounds like this case is what I need to protect it!

  27. I follow BB&B via Google Reader (M.Leichliter)!

  28. I also follow you on Facebook (just “liked” your page)!

  29. My entire family has iPhones so we could use an Otterbox!

  30. I “like” your blog on Facebook.

  31. My Andriod…the screen is already cracked!

  32. And I follow on Google Reader!

  33. Kara Finch says:

    I need a defender case for my husband’s cell phone. He is constantly dropping it while he works!

  34. Kara Finch says:

    I am an email subscriber!

  35. Kara Finch says:

    I like Balancing Beauty and Bedlam on Facebook!

  36. Jennifer says:

    We could use a case for our iPod Touch…either that or my cell phone could use one too!

  37. Gina Walker says:

    I would love one for my iPod Touch! 🙂

  38. Julie G says:

    I would love to have one for my LG Optimus.

  39. Julie G says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader.

  40. Julie G says:

    I am a fan of your Facebook page.

  41. Right now I have an iPod, but,soon I’m going to get a new phone. It may or may not be an iPhone, but it will be a smart phone that needs some protection!

  42. I’m a subscriber!

  43. I also like you on FB. 🙂

  44. Laura M says:

    Would love one for my husband’s Ipad. 🙂

  45. Laura M says:

    Subscribe in google reader 🙂

  46. christina jeanne says:

    my husband’s cell phone case! he is always dropping it (he works outside)!

  47. i need a case for a droid x! (: thanks so much!

  48. christina jeanne says:

    i like you on fb!

  49. Mary Treadway says:

    I could really use the otterbox to protect an Ipod Touch. Mine really takes a beating!

  50. We could use protection for either my Ipod Touch or else my husband’s phone.

  51. Amy Verdensky says:

    could use one for my iphone!!! Love this one

  52. florrie b. says:

    If I was lucky enough to win this giveaway, I would select the Commuter series case in purple and white for my daughter’s Ipod 4 G so I could give my husband peace of mind for Father’s Day! (Peace of mind knowing his investment is well protected.) Her Ipod definitely needs protecting from accidents, the elements…..and her 4 year old brother!

  53. I follow you through Google Reader

  54. Christy L says:

    I could use something for my cell phone… I’m amazed the battery even stays in anymore! LOL!

  55. Christy L says:

    I’m a FB friend!

  56. Christy L says:

    I’m an email subscriber!

  57. Christy L says:

    I am a twitter follower and I tweeted this giveaway!

  58. I need one for an iPhone for sure!

  59. I would love to get that for my husband’s iphone 3gs for Father’s Day!

  60. I subscribe to you via Google Reader

  61. I just subscribed to your FB page! Yay!

  62. Just friended you on Facebook! (or ‘liked’… or whatever…)

  63. I would love a case for my husband’s iPhone 4!

  64. I follow you on Twitter.

  65. I friend your site on Facebook too.

  66. I subscribe via Google Reader.

  67. Cheri Mullins says:

    need one for iphone 4

  68. For now, I would need a device for my IPhone. But hopefully soon, I will need one for an IPad!

  69. FeliciaB says:

    Would love to have a box for my iphone. Defender or Reflex.

  70. Karen G says:

    I liked you on facebook

  71. Karen G says:

    I have a HTC Incredible 2 and would love to have one of the cases

  72. My ipad2! Thanks for the giveaway.

  73. We have a brand new Samsung Android Charge in the house and yes, it needs one of the Black Defender Series cases

  74. RSS subscriber via google reader

  75. FB friend/Like blog
    betty dennis

  76. I need a case for my iPhone 4.

  77. I subscribe to your feed via Google Reader.

  78. I am a fan of you on FB as Jay Cee.

  79. I follow you on twitter and have tweeted:!/bikeohio/status/78636214571384832

  80. Gailanne says:

    I am a Friend of Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Facebook Fan page. 😉

  81. I need one for hubby’s new toy – his Ipad!

  82. Gailanne says:

    If I were the lucky winner, I would use the Defender case for my Samsung phone…
    thanks for the chance, stay blessed!

  83. Gailanne says:

    I subscribe to you thru email, thanks!

  84. Linda B. says:

    For my iPod touch, definitely!

  85. Linda B. says:

    I’m a facebook “friend”.

  86. Trung Nguyen says:

    My iPhone 3GS would need a case

  87. Trung Nguyen says:

    email subscriber

  88. Trung Nguyen says:

    your FB fan (trung nguyen)

  89. Trung Nguyen says:
  90. Andrea Scoville says:

    For my brand new Ipod which I’m getting TONIGHT!!!!

  91. Andrea Scoville says:

    I am already a subscriber via Google Reader. Thanks for all of the great info you provide and for this offer!

  92. Martha in Georgia says:

    I subscribe via Google Reader. I’d want one for an iPod touch.

  93. Martha in Georgia says:

    I’ve been REALLY wanting an iPhone. My husband has one. I’d *wish* for the iPhone and the defender case to protect it!

  94. Michelle Singer says:

    My husband needs one for his iPhone.

  95. Tammy A says:

    thank you, we love otterboxes

  96. Tammy A says:

    I subscribe via email

  97. Nadir@StitchSense says:

    My husband & I *just* got new iphones & are still on the search for good cases. We would LOVE to win this.

  98. Kelley F says:

    I am upgrading to an iPhone soon and would love an Otterbox to go with it!

  99. Kelley F says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

  100. Kelley F says:

    I also read your blog thru google reader.

  101. Nadir@StitchSense says:

    I follow your blog.

  102. mary needham says:

    Richard would love this for his iphone!!!!! I subscribe via reader!

  103. Nadir@StitchSense says:

    I also follow you on facebook.

  104. Rachelle R says:

    i need one for our ipad

  105. I would love this for my husband’s phone.

  106. Rachelle R says:

    i subscribe via reader

  107. Email subscriber.

  108. Rachelle R says:

    i follow you on fb

  109. My daughter and I would use this as well.

  110. Great for a Father’s Day gift.

  111. We just bought our son an iTouch so while I would love to have an Otterbox for myself, I would give it to the one most likely to need it!

  112. I subscribe via a reader.

  113. I need a case for my iPhone.

  114. Email subscriber.

  115. follow you on fb

  116. Need a case for my phone, although I might be nice and give it to my husband.

  117. Subscribe via email

  118. I am a facebook fan

  119. My husband’s iphone.

  120. Email subscriber.

  121. Friend my Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Facebook Fan page.

  122. Lauren Peterson says:

    I could use one for my Kindle.

  123. Lauren Peterson says:
  124. Lauren Peterson says:

    I get your emails.

  125. Lauren Peterson says:

    I like you on FB.

  126. I need one for my iPad (already have one for my iPhone and I love it!).

  127. I subscribe to RSS feed.

  128. I need a case for my ipod.

  129. I am also an email subscriber.

  130. Michelle says:

    We could definitely use one for the kids’ ipod touch!!

  131. Michelle says:

    I subscribe in Google Reader.

  132. Michelle says:

    I like your facebook page.

  133. Eugenie says:

    I need a case for my Nook reader.

  134. shannon o says:

    For my ipod touch. I actually have one and I love it.

  135. shannon o says:

    I am an e-mail subscriber

  136. Brittany says:

    I would love to have an Otterbox for my iPhone 4!!! My dad has one too, but it would be hard for me to hand it over. I think I could do it though. 🙂

  137. Would love to win it for the family Ipad since vacation is just around the corner.

  138. I already liked Balancing Beauty and Bedlam on FB!

  139. Katja Brown says:


    My daughter just got an ipod touch and since she is only 10 years old she could surly benefit from a better scratch protection!!!

  140. Katja Brown says:

    PS: forgot to mention that I already get your e-mails, like you on FB and subscribe to you on twitter!

  141. Jennifer says:

    I need one for my phone… to protect it from my new grandbabies!

  142. Jennifer says:

    I like you on facebook!

  143. Jennifer says:

    I’m on the email list…

  144. I have a tablet that I need to protect

  145. Iam an email subscriber.

  146. I would use one for my iphone 3.

  147. I like you on facebook

  148. Kimberly says:

    I would get the:

    Sony Xperia X10 Commuter Series Case

  149. Kimberly says:

    I am a fan on FB.

  150. Kimberly says:

    I subscribe to my site by email.

  151. We need this for DH’s iPhone.

  152. I subscribe to your blog.

  153. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway.

  154. I’m a Facebook fan.

  155. I need an Otterbox case for my HTC Evo Shift. It’s a relatively new phone, and I havent gotten a case for it yet.
    theblackat at hotmail dot com

  156. I already subscribe via email.
    theblackat at hotmail dot com

  157. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted.!/klcmaher/status/79008554056548352
    theblackat at hotmail dot com

  158. I already like you on Facebook. (‘Crismon’ Philips)
    theblackat at hotmail dot com

  159. I need that Defender case for my ITOUCH

  160. email subscriber

  161. Like YOU FB

    L Wirth

  162. I could use one for my ipod or for my husband’s blackberry!

  163. I subscribe via google reader!

  164. Just Coupons says:

    I need a case for my 4th Gen. iPod Touch

  165. Just Coupons says:

    I already subscribe to your Emails

  166. Just Coupons says:

    I already follow You on Twitter @Just_Coupons and I tweeted

  167. Just Coupons says:

    I am already a Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Facebook Fan
    (Fb name Just Coupons)

  168. Shane Blume says:

    I need one for a itouch

  169. Shane Blume says:

    liked your facebook page

  170. My husband could use this for his phone!

  171. I am a facebook fan!

  172. I am an e-mail subscriber!

  173. I’ve been wanting to get one of the new Reflex series for my iPod Touch. My hubby has a Defender and looooooves it!

  174. And I already subscribe via Google Reader.

  175. And I liked you on Facebook.

  176. And I followed/tweeted as requested…

  177. Jessica Guzman says:

    I would get a case for my husband’s HTC and give it to him for father’s day. . .which is just around the corner 🙂

  178. I had not heard of otterbox until the other day when my aunt showed me hers for her iphone. I’m not sure which device we would use one for…maybe the ipod/iphone.

  179. I subscribe via email.

  180. I like you on facebook.

  181. We need a good case for my iphone and my husband’s tablet. This would be great!

  182. I follow you in google reader.

  183. I am a friend on facebook.

  184. I would but a case for the Droid Charge.

  185. I need this for my Samsung Galaxy!

  186. I am an RSS subscriber.

  187. I like you on Facebook.

  188. My kids love to “use” my cell phone, so I’d definitely get something for that! lol

  189. My husband needs this for his iPad!

  190. My husband desperately needs a Defender case for his new iPhone.

  191. Pauline says:

    1. iphone (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

  192. Pauline says:

    2. I am a friend on Facebook (Paul T…….emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

  193. Pauline says:

    3. I followed you on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway @emscout9 (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)…!/emscout9/status/79654255962759168

  194. Pauline says:

    4. I am an email subscriber (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

  195. Elaine A says:

    I’m a klutz with my poor 3 yr old iPhone, but I NEED it to last a while longer! =P

  196. Elaine A says:

    I just subscribed to your emails. =)

  197. Elaine A says:

    I just liked you on Facebook! =)

  198. Elaine A says:

    And last, but not least, I just started following you on Twitter! =P

  199. I need a case for my phone!

  200. I subscribe to the e-mail.

  201. I like your facebook page.

  202. April V says:

    I need one for my Evo 4G!

  203. April V says:

    I’m subscribed via GFC.

  204. I need an indestructable case for my laptop.

  205. Emai subscriber of yours.

  206. My husband is VERY tough on his phones. I would get one for his Droid!

  207. Facebook fan of BB

  208. Twitter follower of BB

  209. iPod or iPad case

  210. Jess Cox says:

    Definatly need one for an iPod Touch!

  211. Jess Cox says:

    I subscribe to the emails!

  212. Jess Cox says:

    I am a Facebook friend!

  213. jamie leigh says:

    i like you on facebook 🙂

  214. jamie leigh says:

    i subscribe to your daily email 🙂

  215. jamie leigh says:

    i would choose the case for a droid x2 🙂

  216. I like the iPad 2 Defender Series Case.

  217. I follow in my Reader.

  218. Erica Best says:

    I need a case for my g2 cell phone.

  219. Erica Best says:

    im following on goggle reader

  220. Erica Best says:
  221. Erica Best says:

    fan on fb erica best

  222. Jennifer P says:

    I would choose for an ipad.

  223. Jennifer P says:

    I like you on fb.

  224. Guess I will let hubby choose which toy gets it but I am thinking it will be his new iphone.

  225. Follow you on FB but have read your blog- and enjoyed it- long before that!

  226. An Otterbox for my husbands new cell phone would be great!

  227. I am an email subscriber.

  228. I am a Facebook fan.

  229. For my Iphone for sure!!

  230. I follow on Facebook!

  231. subscriber of your newsletter

  232. I need a cover for an iphone.

  233. I follow you on Facebook too!

  234. I need a case for my ipad2

  235. I subscribe via email

  236. I like you on FB

  237. Gretchen in HB says:

    Our whole FAMILY could use Otterbox cases for our phones, those poor things are so abused!

  238. Gretchen in HB says:

    I subscribe via email.

  239. Gretchen in HB says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

  240. Leslie Petersen says:

    For my iphone! 🙂

  241. A case for my husbands NOOK would be great

  242. Donna B. says:

    My son’s new iPhone 4. I spent too much money on it, so I want to make sure it’s protected.

  243. Email Subscriber

  244. Donna B. says:

    I’m a confirmed email subscriber

  245. Follow you on FB (judy jamie)

  246. Donna B. says:
  247. Donna B. says:

    I like your Facebook page

  248. I subscribe via email.

  249. I follow you on Twitter, and I tweeted about your giveaway.

  250. I ‘like’ you on Facebook.

  251. Oddly enough, I think I could use a case for my car key/lock thingy.