Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored Snacks 6 Pack Giveaway (4 Winners) CLOSED

I am a member of myblogspark and they have teamed up with Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored Snacks for this fun review and giveaway opportunity. I will be receiving 6 boxes (3 of each variety) of Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks for my family to try. I am also able to choose 4 (yes 4!) winners to receive this same prize pack that I have received. Yay!

The holidays are coming to a close and it's time to return back to the school time routine. This means that I need to start thinking about healthy lunch box fillers and after school snacks for my children. I am excited to try the new Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks. Not only will my kids love them but I can feel good about buying them too.

The new Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored Snacks are available in two delicious varieties and they are made with real fruit juice, natural colors, and flavors. I love that there are only 80 calories in each gluten free serving and they contain 100% of the daily value of Vitamin C too. One bonus about the new Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored Snacks is that they are available with year round Double Box Tops and this means more money for your school of choice.

If you would like to try the new Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored snacks, you may click here to download a printable coupon for $1.10 off of the purchase of two (2) products. You may find Ocean Spray on their website and on facebook too.

Giveaway time: 4 of my readers who enters this giveaway on the Rafflecopter form will receive 6 boxes (3 of each variety) of Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks so that they may try them too.


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Disclosure: Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks, information, and giveaway have been provided by Ocean Spray® through MyBlogSpark. The opinions are my own. No other compensation was exchanged.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Introducing NEW Purex Triple Action Laundry Detergent Review and Giveaway CLOSED

I am a Purex Insiders member and one of the special perks that we get is that we are able to try new products before they reach the store shelves and we get to share those products with you.

This time, I am excited to be able to share the NEW Purex Triple Action laundry detergent with you. Purex is rolling out a new Triple Action formula this winter. This new Purex Laundry Detergent is across their entire liquid detergent line. It has a new and improved Triple Action formula and it delivers Purex’s promise to always leave your clothes bright, white, and clean. Not only is this liquid formula new and improved but the bottle designs have all received an updated look too.

For review purposes, I have received a 50 fluid ounce bottle of the New and Improved Purex Triple Action Laundry Detergent in the Mountain Breeze scent. I love the way that this Purex Laundry Detergent works and it leaves my clothes smelling fresh all day long. I can also appreciate that you can get 33 loads of laundry out of this small of a bottle. My favorite part is that the NEW Purex Triple Action Laundry Detergent is safe for all machines including HE, so that means that we all pay the same low price for our liquid detergent. To sum it all up nicely I would say that the NEW Purex Triple Action Laundry Detergent leaves my clothes smelling nice, looking bright and it is budget friendly.


Giveaway time: One of my readers who enters this giveaway on the Rafflecopter form will receive a coupon so that they may try the New and Improved Purex Triple Action Laundry Detergent for themself. Good Luck!


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Disclosure: Purex has provided me with a free sample of their Triple Action laundry detergent so that I may write an honest review of their product. All of the opinions are my own. No other compensation was exchanged.

Sam's Club Return To School Giveaway CLOSED

I am a member of myblogspark and they have teamed up with Sam's Club for this great giveaway opportunity. I will be receiving a $25 Sam's Club gift card for sharing this information with you and one of my readers who enters this giveaway will receive one too. Yay!

The holidays are comming to a close and that means that it's return to school time again. While the children are busy planning out which new outfit to wear on their first day back to school, the moms are thinking about what to pack in their lunch box and what school supplies may be needed. Whether you need groceries, computers, or even notebooks, Sam’s Club makes shopping for all of your return to school needs easier. This January, be sure to visit your local Sam’s Club to find all your return to school necessities in one place.

While you are out shopping for those lunch box and snack time must haves, Sam’s Club wants to remind you to continue to collect Box Tops to help the school of your choice. Sam’s Club and Box Tops for Education want to help make your life as easy as possible by heading into the New Year with a few great return to school deals and promotions.

While you are purchasing some of your favorite General Mills products at Sam's Club, you may earn more cash for your school with the Sam’s Club “6 Box Tops on a Pack” promotion. With this promotion, there will be at least 6 Bonus Box Tops located on your favorite return to school brands such as: Nature Valley Oats 'N Honey Crunchy Granola Bars, Yoplait and Progresso.

To learn more about the Box Tops for Education Program and how you can help contribute to your school, visit www.BoxTops4Education.com. You may find Sam's Club on their website, facebook and on twitter.

Giveaway time: One of my readers who enters this giveaway on the Rafflecopter form below will win a $25 Sam's Club gift card. Good Luck!



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Disclosure: The Sam’s Club gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

NEW Frosted Toast Crunch Giveaway CLOSED

I am a member of myblogspark and they have teamed up with General Mills for this fun review and giveaway opportunity. They have asked me to introduce the NEW Frosted Toast Crunch to you. For hosting this review and giveaway I have received a prize package that contains: a Spilt milk bowl, a Lickety spoon, a Frosted pitcher and Frosted Toast Crunch cereal. One of my lucky readers who enters this giveaway will receive the same prize package that I received. Yay!



My family and I enjoy having cereal for breakfast, especially on school mornings. I like that cereal is quick to fix and if we are in a pinch for time, the kids can eat it dry on the way to school or even put a baggie of it in their backpack for morning break in their classroom. Cereal is fun to eat and it gives them the boost that they need to keep on going.

I am excited about the NEW Frosted Toast Crunch. It has a delicious taste of frosted vanilla (frosted vanilla coating is artificially flavored) which makes it totally irresistible in my book. One bite of the new Frosted Toast Crunch will have you and your kids asking for more. Each crunch square is baked with the great taste of frosted vanilla (frosted vanilla coating is artificially flavored) and they are dusted with a delicious dash of cinnamon. My favorite part is that each serving of Frosted Toast Crunch has 11 grams of whole grain, 9 grams of sugar and it's a good source of calcium. Not only does it taste great but it is good for you. You may not see the NEW Frosted Toast Crunch in your store today but look for it in early January.

Giveaway time: One of my readers who enters this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form below will win a prize pack that contains: a Spilt milk bowl, a Lickety spoon, a Frosted pitcher and Frosted Toast Crunch cereal. Good luck!


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Disclosure: The Frosted Toast Crunch, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. The opinions are my own. No other compensation was exchanged.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Spongeables PEDI SCRUB Review And Giveaway CLOSED


I am a member of tomoson and they have teamed up with Spongeables PEDI SCRUB for this fun review and giveaway opportunity. I enjoy trying new products and I wanted to share this one with you.

Do you have tired, achy or less than pretty feet? If so, then you may want to try out the new Spongeables PEDI SCRUB. Spongeables® Pedi-Scrub™ is a mini spa for your feet and the best part is is that you can enjoy this affordable treatment at home over and over again.

One side of the Spongeables PEDI SCRUB foot buffer is soft and gentle. It is infused with soap and aromatic botanicals that will leave your feet feeling clean, soft and smelling nice too. The other side of the buffer is where the working action takes place. It is pure bliss as you use it and it makes your feet do the happy dance when you are finished. This side of the buffer is made to buff away dry and rough skin on your heels, toes and soles. It even shines up the toenails and exfoliates dry skin away while you use it. Pedi-Scrub’s scrubbing texture even provides a stimulating massage while it revives tired feet and leaves them feeling tingling all over. The best part is that the buffer may be used for 20+ washes making this at home spa treatment very affordable.

The Spongeables PEDI SCRUB come in two appealing fragrance choices: aromatic Lavender & Tea Tree Oil (pink), or revitalizing Citron-Eucalyptus (green). I have received the green Citron-Eucalyptus Aromatherapy 4 in 1 Spongeables PEDI SCRUB foot buffer for this review. I love that it can cleanse, exfoliate, massage and moisturize all at the same time. This buffer uses glycerin, olive oil, shea butter and eucalyptus extract to work its magic. After one use I can tell a difference in my feet. They are softer, smoother and feel rejuvenated now. I love that the buffer is specially formulated to gently remove hard skin without having to cut it or file it down and it also deodorizes stinky feet while being gentle enough to use daily. Pedi-Scrubs™ are available at drug, discount and chain stores around the world (MSR $6.99) or you may visit their website at www.spongeables.com. I can see that I need to buy 3 more Spongeables PEDI SCRUBS for the rest of my family.


Giveaway time: One winner who enters this giveaway on the Rafflecopter form will win their choice of one Pedi Scrub. They may choose from Lavender (pink)or Eucalyptus(green). Good Luck! Sponsored by Tomoson.com


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Disclosure: I have received one Spongeables PEDI SCRUB foot buffer through tomoson so that I may complete an honest review of this product. No other compensation was exchanged. The opinions are my own.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tylers Coffee Review And Giveaway CLOSED


I am a member of Tomoson and they have teamed up with Tyler's Coffee for this review opportunity. I am an avid coffee drinker and I always love to try new brands and share them with you. I have received a 2 oz "Perk Pack" of Tyler's Coffee to try.


You may be asking "Why is Tyler's Coffee different and why should I buy it instead of my current brand?" I would answer that by saying, Tyler’s Coffee is unique as it uses a “Z-Roasting” process that optimizes the time that the coffee beans are cooked. The result in using this roasting method is that it produces a coffee with high levels of caffeine and the coffee is free of acid. There are health benefits of using an acid free coffee too. Your tooth enamel is protected and your teeth are stronger which leads to fewer cavities. Also a little cup of coffee can mean big problems for people with sensitive stomachs. The acid levels in regular coffee may upset the digestive tract for some people and Tyler's Coffee says that their customers with sensitive stomachs are relieved to learn that they can still continue enjoying a great cup of coffee whenever they want, without the worry of their stomachs paying for it later.


Since Tyler's Coffee is acid free, they advise you to use purified water to brew Tylers Coffee. This will give the coffee a truer, cleaner taste. The best part is that you can use a traditional drip coffee maker to prepare your coffee in. There are no special machines needed.






Giveaway Time: One person who enters this giveaway will win a package from Tyler's Coffee. Please enter this giveaway on the rafflecopter form below. Good luck! Sponsored by Tomoson.com

Disclosure: I have received a 2 oz sample sized "Perk Pack" of Tyler's Coffee to try through Tomoson. The opinions are my own. No other compensation was exchanged.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Introducing: Pimp My Cube Contest

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Contest Factory for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am a member of SocialSpark and they have asked me to share the Pimp My Cube Contest with you.

Have you ever been embarrassed by your messy work cubicle or office space?  Have you ever thought that your office has to be the darkest, dingiest and most pathetic ever?  Maybe your technology is from the ice age or your furniture is broken down and ready for the city dump.  If so, then you will be happy to hear about this great new contest.  The Pimp My Cube Contest is looking for the absolute worst office space with the messiest desk area and the worst broken down furniture that there is.  The grand prize is approximately $1200 in value and the winner will be able to update their office, workspace or cube with one of three prize packages:

o New high end computer system
o New Desk, Chair and Decorations
o New Entertainment Package with high end stereo, espresso machine etc.

A second sweepstakes prize of one $200 gift card will be awarded to one registered user chosen by a random drawing at the end of the contest period.   The contest period runs from 12/5/11 at 12:00 PM through 1/31/12 at 12:00 PM.   Be sure and get your entry in before this contest is over.

To enter the Pimp My Cube Contest you simply  upload a video showing your cubicle, office or workspace and explain the details about why it is so horrible and why it is important that Contest Factory come in and ‘Pimp’ your cube.  Be sure to add in all of the funny and awful little details about your office and don't miss a thing while you are taking your video footage. 

Once your contest video has been entered, you may then invite your friends, family and coworkers to vote for your video.  You earn sweepstakes entry points for registering, voting, commenting and inviting others to register for the contest.  All of the entry points will add up so be sure to market your video entry as much as you can.  The grand prize winner of your cube being ‘pimped’ will be selected by CF judges based on various criteria that includes: the most votes, best (really worst) video and most compelling story.  

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post for Pimp My Cube Contest through SocialSpark.  The opinions are my own. 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gift Cards Make Great Gifts

I am a member of SocialMoms and they have teamed up with Gift Cards Rock for this great posting opportunity.

If you are like me then you are sure to have a few people on your gift list who are hard to buy for or seem to have everything. This is when I turn to the handy dandy gift card and use them as a gift. Personally, I like to give gift cards because the recipient can then choose what they would like to get with the money and you are able to please them and stay on budget at the same time. For one thing, gift cards are a perfect "one size fits all" gift. You don't have to worry about it being the right color, style or size. The only thing that you might think about is what type of gift card to give them. Would you like to send the recipient to the store on a shopping trip or out to eat for a nice meal out? I love to cook but I really do appreciate a restaurant gift card. To me, this means no cooking, no cleaning up and no mess. I simply get to enjoy my meal and relax while someone else caters to me, and to me, that's priceless when you are "the mom".

Gift cards are my favorite gift to receive. When I receive gift cards, I tend to save them for a rainy day and use them for something special that is just for me. Gift cards are small and easy to tuck away until they are needed. I like to give gift cards in Christmas stockings or in a gift card. Once I even gave my mom a gift card that was attached to a card on a miniature rose bush. The gift card was for Mother's Day and she was able to use it to buy her spring flowers and gardening equipment for the outside of her home that year.

To me gift cards are a way of saying "I really do want you to be happy with your gift so I am letting you choose it for yourself." Gift cards can be personalized when you put them in with a heart felt note inside of a greeting card. I like to write the dollar amount on the gift cards that I give. This may seem a little impersonal but I like the recipient to know exactly what they have in their hand, before they get to the check out.

Either way you go, whether you choose to give a restaurant gift card or a shopping gift card, I believe that your gift will be appreciated and used on something that won't be returned back to the store.

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Gift Cards Rock blogging program, for 6,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Showing Soon: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol in IMAX theatres

I am a member of myblogspark and they have asked me to share this exciting news with you. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol will be showing in IMAX theatres soon.

Starting this December the 16th, a full five days before their North American premier, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol will be shown in a mind-blowing IMAX experience in 300 theatres across the country. You can join Ethan Hunt and his team of rogue IMF agents, in this way awesome spy adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the start to the finish of the movie. There are 30-minutes of scenes shot with IMAX cameras and fans will be able to enjoy certain sequences of the movie in larger than life proportions. You will feel right in the middle of the action as Ethan Hunt (played by Tom Cruise) scales the world’s tallest building and the Burk Khalifa Tower in Dubai. This and other thrilling moments expand to fit the entire huge IMAX screen. As an added bonus, IMAX will even offer the first previews of the upcoming Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, prior to Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol.

Feel free to "Like" IMAX's Facebook page and find out more about this exciting experience.

Disclosure: This information was provided to me by IMAX through MyBlogSpark. For sharing this post with you, I am entered in a sweepstakes to win one of ten exclusive 4-pack of tickets to see Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol at my local IMAX theatre.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kool-Aid

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kool Aid for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am a member of SocialSpark and they have teamed up with Kool-Aid for this fun posting opportunity.  My family and I enjoy Kool-Aid and I thought that this would be a fun post to share with you.

Tonight while my seven year old daughter and I were watching television, I asked her "What do you think about Kool-Aid?"   Her response was "Kool-Aid is fun to drink.  It taste good and I like it."  I said, "Yes, I like it too."  As an adult I like Kool-Aid because it is water based and it helps our children to get their daily water intake in.  I also like  Kool-Aid because it is easy to make, inexpensive and has many flavors to choose from.  As a child, I liked Kool-Aid because it was fun too.  I can remember my mom making us Kool-Aid pops to enjoy during the summer.  We would always use my favorite flavor,  the cherry red Kool-Aid, and pour it in the little bathroom sized paper cups and stick a popsicle stick in them when they were half way frozen.  After hours and hours, or so it seemed, the popsicles would be frozen solid enough for us to enjoy them.  Believe me, I was the coolest kid on the block when I brought the Kool-Aid pops outside.  Everyone became my best friend because I shared.  Sharing is fun, especially when Kool-Aid is involved.     

For more Kook-Aid fun, you can visit their facebook fan page and download a money saving coupon.  You click on the tab that says "Noches de PeliKoola" for a sweet Kool-Aid savings.  If you don't speak Spanish, then you may find it easier to click the button with the $ money sign that says "Quiero Mi Cupรณn"  meaning  I Want My Coupon.  You may also visit the "Bingo Card" feature on the "Noches de PeliKoola"       tab.  Each movie specific bingo card can be played during the Sunday night movie and it has a fun Kool-Aid recipe for you to try.   You might even decide to make a fun, family friendly Kool-Aid recipe and enjoy your treat while watching "Noches de Pelicula" on Telemundo with your family.

Don't forget to check out the Kool-Aid website for some great recipes. I am excited to the Super Fruity Kool Kubes, and Double-Berry Smoothies with my children and husband.  Do you see any recipes that you would like to try?  I would love it if you would share your fun Kool-Aid moments with me in a comment.

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post written by me through SocialSpark for Kool-Aid.  The opinions are my own.    

 

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Introducing LG DoublePlay

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LG DoublePlay™ for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am a member of SocialSpark and they have teamed up with LG DoublePlay™ for this informative posting opportunity. 

Are you looking for a great last minute gift for the techie on your list?  If so, the LG DoublePlay™ just may be your answer!  The LG DoublePlay comes with a dual customizable touch screen and a full slide out QWERTY keyboard.  This phone even has Swype for easy texting and it allows you to perform several tasks at once.  These features make it possible to update your facebook page, surf the web, check emails and even text all at once!    The LG DoublePlay™ also comes with a built in 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and 720 p HD video recorder which allows you to take pictures and share them on your social networking sites as well.  These features will definitely make it easier and quicker for you to stay connected to the world.   

One of the best features of the LG DoublePlay™ phone is that it offers multiple texting options.  You can choose to use cloud text or group text so that you may send or receive messages from a PC or tablet or create group chats on the go which allows for faster, more efficient content sharing with those who are important to you. 

I am a heavy social media user and I can see the LG DoublePlay phone being an asset to me.  I am a blogger and I often find that I need a picture for a post and it's a hassle to get out my camera, take a picture and then load it on my computer.  It would be so much easier to grab my phone and take a shot and have it automatically set to post to facebook or twitter.  Also, when I am on the go, there are many times that I wish that I could post to twitter or facebook.  The LG DoublePlay could make this wish come true. 

Do you see any ways that the LG DoublePlay could help simplify your life?  Do you spend many hours texting or on a social media website and wish that you could make this process easier?  If so and if you are thinking that the LG DoublePlay is for you then I encourage you to check it out.  The LG DoublePlay™ is available exclusively through T-Mobile. 

Disclosure:  I am a member of SocialSpark and they have teamed up with LG DoublePlay for this sponsored post.  I am receiving compensation for sharing this information with you however the opinions and wording is my own.   

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Seventh Generation Free Wipes Sample

I am a member of SocialMoms and they have teamed up with Seventh Generation for this quick posting opportunity.

300 readers from my blog will be able to register for free samples of Seventh Generation Wipes. First you will need to log in or sign up for the Seventh Generation Rewards Program. Once this is done you will fill out a form with your mailing information and then you will receive 2 samples from Seventh Generation in the mail. One sample is for you, and you may give the other sample to give to a friend. Please remember, registrants must have a valid US address to redeem the sample request (no PO boxes).

Request your Seventh Generation free wipes sample here.

Disclosure: This post is in conjunction with a sponsored post for Seventh Generation through SocialMoms. The opinions are my own.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Charm Factory Review And Giveaway CLOSED


I have always loved the look of the more expensive European style bracelets and have been unable to afford them until now. This is why I am so happy to have found the new European Style Bracelets and Beads from the Charm Factory. The Charm Factory uses silver plated brass, lead free pewter and glass to make these lovely beaded bracelets that are assembled right here in the USA. You may choose your bracelet from the premade designs on their site or you may use the individual silver tone Luv Link beads, Murano glass beads and bracelets to create your own personalized piece of jewelry. Either way you go, the results will be beautiful.

For my review, I had a hard time choosing my favorite bracelet so I decided to
choose the Cross Bracelet for my daughter. I love the contrast of the pink and blue glass beads and I adore the cross that gently embellishes it. I am most fond of the fact that this bracelet is not only safe but it was also made here in the USA. This is a beautiful gift that is stylish, has meaning and will be cherished for years to come. My daughter is only 7 now but I can see her wearing this bracelet well through her teen years.

Christmas is only 11 days away. Have you finished all of your shopping or do you still need a few special items? If you answered yes to needing a few more items then you may be interested in taking a look at the Charm Factory to see what they have to offer. Right now the beaded bracelets are on sale which makes them even more affordable. The sale prices range from $10.99 to $14.99 for the premade bracelets. They have many color options to choose from and you may choose the size of bracelet that you need also. If you have any questions while you shop, the Charm Factory even has live online support to help you.

If you would like for your order to arrive before Christmas, the last day to use Priority Mail as the shipping option is December the 20th. Priority Mail is only $5.95, however, if the delivery date isn't a concern for you, they have free shipping on US orders over $25.

For more information, you may find the Charm Factory on facebook, twitter, or on their website.

Giveaway Time: One of my readers who enters this giveaway will win their choice of Charm Factory bracelets found here. Please enter this giveaway on the Rafflecopter form below.


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Disclosure: I have received a beaded bracelet from the Charm Factory so that I may complete an honest review of their product. The opinions are my own. No other compensation was exchanged.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Victoria's Secret: Hot Bargain

Were you lucky enough to grab one of the Victoria's Secret Reward Cards from their facebook promotion? If so, here is a bargain for you! You may get a $12.99 Victoria's Secret cami and $39 perfume set for $2.99 plus tax shipped!

Either sign in or sign up and shop through Ebates so that you may earn cash back for your purchase.
On Ebates, enter Victoria’s Secret in their search box on the far right of their page. Their name will pop up and click on it to go to their website.
On the VS website, search for item number SG-277-475 to find the camis. Choose a cami in the color and size that you want. Add your cami to your shopping bag.
Next we will check out. Be sure to click the offer codes box saying that you have a promotional code to enter.
Enter the promo code PERFUME and a $39 perfume set will be added to your bag for FREE! Then enter the promo code VSFREE for FREE shipping with no minimum purchase required!
Continue to checkout and enter your VS Rewards Card number in (minimum of $10) Your order will be $2.99 plus tax shipped for a new VS cami and perfume set.

If you haven't won a rewards card yet, you still have a chance to try to win a Victoria's Secret gift card this Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 9 AM Eastern. Just check here to see if there are any still available. The random gift cards will range from $10 to $500 in value. You will need to check the value of your gift card on the website after you get it. Good Luck!

Disclosure: I am passing on a good deal to my readers. No compensation was exchanged. These opinions are my own.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Introducing Norton Small Business By Symantec

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Norton Small Business by Symantec for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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I am a member of SocialSpark and they have teamed up with Norton Small Business by Symantec for this posting opportunity.  I chose to take on this blogging project because we are in the market for a new lap top  which will need a security system and our older pc is in need of protection also.

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Are you a small business owner who is in the need of computer protection?  Or maybe you have a home office that is in need of protection?  If so, you may be happy to know that the 2012 Norton Small Business products now available for 30% off of regular price. 

Norton understands that small business owners work hard to get where they are today and they want to help you to protect your business.  They understand that technology is the backbone of any small business and that small businesses need a sense of security at all times.  Norton is pleased to be able to help you protect your computer and business while offering you their products, mainly the 5U/10U items, at a discount rate. 

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As a consumer, I understand that computer protection is necessary in this age of technology use.  I can only imagine how vital that sense of security is for small businesses also.  Customers share so much private information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, etc over the internet and it's the businesses job to keep that information safe.  One bad hack could put both the business and customer in jeopardy and I believe that Norton understand this and wants to protect both parties from malware.   This is where the Norton 360 comes in handy.   The Norton 360 checks where files come from and helps to identify and stop crimeware before it attacks your computer.  It also provides fast protection while it doesn't slow down your computers performance.  The Norton 360 even automatically backs up files to disk, usb, or secure Norton online data centers.  It amazes me that you get all of these items in one product. 

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Magazine Subscription Giveaway Alert

I am a purex insider and they have asked me to share this exciting news with you. You may enter to win 1 of 20,000 1 year magazine subscriptions to Better Homes and Gardens by entering at http://www.purex.com/bhg . Be sure to enter before December 20th for your chance to win. See complete Terms & Conditions here.

I also have 3 giveaways up on my blog right now. Please stop by and enter them if the prizes interest you. Good Luck!
Natural House Probiotic Cleaning Products Giveaway ends 12/11/11
Prefense Non-Alcohol Hand Santizer Giveaway ends 12/12/11
Crayola Innovative Holiday Prize Pack Giveaway ends 12/18/11

Disclosure: I have not received any compensation for sharing this information with my readers.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Crayola Innovative Holiday Prize Pack Giveaway CLOSED

I am a member of myblogspark and they have teamed up with Crayola for this fun review and giveaway opportunity. For participating, I have received a 4 pack of wonderful Crayola products to review and one of my readers who enters this giveaway will receive the same products that I have received. Yay!





The holidays are already here and the Crayola Holiday Gift Guide is a great place to look when shopping for gifts for children. The holiday gift guide has colorful gift suggestions for children ages 3 and up. I love the Crayola brand because they inspire creativity and spur imaginations with their products. Their gifts are affordable too and come in many different price ranges.

With this review, I was happy to learn that I would be trying the Jewelry Boutique, Glow Book, 150-ct Crayon Tower and the Ultimate Art Supplies case. My daughter is 7 and very creative. She was happy to try these out for me.

The Crayola Jewelry Boutique comes with a Jewelry Spinner that turns small amounts of Crayola Model Magic into unique swirled beads. The beads that you make allow you and your child to create fun and fabulous accessories on your own. You can make items such as bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pins and more with the Crayola Jewelry Boutique. My daughter loved that she could use her unique sense of style to create her own jewelry to wear. She was able to choose the colors of her beads and how she combined them to create her own customized accessories. My daughter was so proud of herself that she plans on using a few of her finished pieces as gifts for her friends.

The Crayola Glow Book is fun also. It uses special glowing-ink markers, tracing guides and clear pages to help your child create moving, glowing art. Your child can either use the tracing guides or draw a picture of their own for a one of a kind personalized design. Once the artwork is complete, they can turn the lights out and watch their art come alive on each page. My daughter enjoyed her Glow Book and was amazed at how her creations came to life and moved. I enjoyed the Glow Book because it gave my daughter hours of enjoyment and she was able to use it on her own.

Crayola’s Telescoping Crayon Tower and Ultimate Art Supply Case were my daughters dream come true! She loves to color and the 150 count Crayola Crayons - The Telescoping Crayon Tower™ allows her to store her crayons nicely and it even comes with a built-in sharpener. The Ultimate Art Supply Case is filled with crayons and all of the classic art tools for drawing, painting and creating. Kids can share their creativity through colorful works of art and even use it to make gifts for others this holiday season. I like that this kit contains crayons, washable broad line markers, colored pencils, washable watercolors, a paint brush, school glue, scissors, and colored paper. I can see my daughter using these items to make her own Christmas cards this year.

Giveaway Time: One of my readers who enters this giveaway will receive the same 4 Crayola items that I have received: a Jewelry Boutique, a Glow Book, a 150-ct Crayon Tower and an Ultimate Art Supplies Case. Please enter this giveaway by filling out the information requested on the Rafflecopter form.








Disclosure: The Crayola Innovative Holiday prize pack, product information and prize pack for giveaway have been provided by Crayola through MyBlogSpark.

Prefense Non-Alcohol Hand Santizer Review and Giveaway CLOSED



I am a member of tomoson and they have teamed up with Prefense Non-Alcohol Hand Santizer for this review and giveaway opportunity. I have received a 1.5 fluid ounce sample of their product so that I may try it for myself and provide an honest review for you. One of my readers who enters this giveaway will receive a big 8 ounce bottle of Prefense so that they may try it out too.

I like that Prefense contains all natural ingredients and that there is no alcohol in it. To me, this means that Prefense is safe and non-toxic for kids. I also like that I don't have to worry about traditional hand sanatizers that dry out my children's delicate skin because Prefense is silica based. Prefense smooths and softens while protecting your skin at the same time. I can appreciate that a single use of Prefense protects me and my children for 24 hours or equal to 10 hand washings. I feel good knowing that Prefense can be applied to my childrens hands when they wake up in the morning and the protection will last all day. They are protected from germs even when they are at school and away from me. The best part is that Prefense protects us against staph, strep, E.coli, drug resistant MRSA strains, and more. As a mom, this is a reassurance that I need especially during cold and flu season.

If you would like to try Prefense you may find it on their website. The cost is lower here than it would be in other retail stores. Prefense is sold on amazon too. You may also find Prefense on facebook and on twitter.







Please enter this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form below. Sponsored by Tomoson.com

















Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Natural House Probiotic Cleaning Products Giveaway CLOSED


I am a member of tomoson and they have teamed up with Natural House Probiotic Cleaning Products for this review and giveaway opportunity.

For this review, I have received a 30 day supply of the first three Natural House products: Flushy, Trashy, and Sinky. Not only do I love these natural household cleaning products names but I love how they work and what they stand for.



As you may have guessed, Trashy is a natural trash can deodorizer and scrubber. It uses a natural probiotic action to dissolve odors and grime at their source. You may use Trashy in your indoor or outdoor garbage containers to dissolve grease, food scraps and unwanted odors. I enjoyed the fresh wintergreen scent that I received and I like that you may even use it in diaper pails too.

My next natural household cleaning product to try was Sinky. Sinky is a natural disposal scrubber and drain maintenance cleaning product. It uses a natural probiotic action to digest odors and scour pipe build-up by breaking down grease and food scraps which will help prevent sink clogs and slow drains. By using this fresh citrus scented natural household cleaning product weekly, Sinky will scour your drain and disposal driving out odors at their source.

The last Natural House product that I tried was Flushy. Flushy is a powerful toilet bowl cleaner and a drain / septic treatment product all in one. The natural probiotic action in Flushy cuts through stains while it scours pipe build-up and allows for a healthy septic system. Their professional strength formula even cuts through hard water and calcium deposits that are in the toilet bowl. The probiotics also consume toilet paper and waste build up in the p-trap, drain and pipes while maintaining the health of your septic system.

I found that all of these products are easy to use and smell nice unlike traditional chemical cleaners. The products come with easy to follow directions on the back of each package and I did learn that the key to the action is in the foam. When using Natural House products be sure and let it foam first to release the cleaning agents and then go on to the next step on the package directions. Remember to treat your home weekly so that the probiotics can work correctly for you.

You may purchase Natural House products directly on their website or on Amazon. You may also find Natural House Probiotic Cleaning Products on facebook and on twitter too.





Giveaway time:
One of my lucky US readers will win a 30 day supply of Natural House Probiotic Cleaning Products so that they may try them too. Please enter this giveaway on the rafflecopter form below. Sponsored by Tomoson.com

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.








QwikShower Big Wet Wipes Giveaway CLOSED


I am a member of tomoson and they have teamed up with QwikShower Big Wet Wipes for this fun review and giveaway opportunity.











My son is 11 years old and active in sports. There are a lot of times when he needs to freshen up after a work out or game and he just doesn't have time for a shower. That is why I am glad to have found QwikShower Big Wet Wipes. These wipes are large enough to wipe down your whole body and to leave you refreshingly clean.

You may be asking what exactly is a QwikShower Big Wet Wipe? Well, originally QwikShower Gym Class Wipes were a big hit on the internet. Now the same company has developed the QwikShower Big Wet Wipes and soon they will be available everywhere. These are individually wrapped 10x12 thick moist wet wipes that have a fresh scent and cleaning power built in it. The wipes are portable and you may keep them in your purse, gym locker, car or even in your gym bag so that they are handy to use at anytime. These are definitely not your average tiny little wipes. They are big and thick like a wash cloth. Not only will you smell clean but you will feel clean as well. The QwikShower Big Wet Wipes are also great for freshening up after a walk, workout, bike ride or even after a fishing trip.

Giveaway time: One of my readers who enters this giveaway will receive a set of QwikShower Big Wet Wipes so that they may try the product out for themself. Please enter this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below. Sponsored by Tomoson.com

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.













Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Helping Spread Holiday Cheer

I am a member of SocialMoms and they have teamed up with Hasbro for this fun blogging opportunity. You may read more about their request here.

As we all know the holidays are near and it is time to start putting together our gift shopping list. My children are 7 and 11 years old and I am excited to learn about the new KRE-O building sets by Hasbro. Have you seen the new KRE-O building sets yet? They are the newest transformers by Hasbro. There are twelve KRE-O Transformers sets available right now. The sets range from basic sets for beginner builders to deluxe sets for the pros. This new toy line may be found in the construction toy aisle at stores that carry Hasbro toys. This year, KRE-O is definitely a standout gift for both Transformer and building fans ages 6 years old and up.

I love that you may use Kreons in either a vehicle or robot mode. This leaves room for a lot of imaginitive play. Kreons look like they would be fun for both children and adults to construct together. I think that these would be fun to use for a friendly brother, sister transformer battle. I love that KRE-O comes in different forms and colors, they would be great for collecting as well as playing with. I see the KRE-O product as being both fun and versitile. It also allows children to use their imagination while playing with them. I can appreciate that KRE-O bricks are compatible with other leading brick based sets that are currently on the market. This way you do not have to invest in a new brick system or worry about mixing up bricks and blocks.

While I am thinking of adding KRE-O building sets to my holiday list, I am also thinking about the other fun festivities that are around the corner. My family and I enjoy putting up our Christmas tree each year. As a family, we usually put it up after Thanksgiving weekend. While dad sets up the tree, the kids and I sort through the colored balls and choose the ones that we want to put on the tree. After the tree is finished we will string our bright lights outside. The kids and I enjoy walking up and down our street in the dark after the lights are in place and turned on. We get to see our home all lit up for the first time in a year. We will turn our lights on nightly and admire them when we pull up in the driveway after being out. But overall, I think that my favorite part of decorating for the holidays is hanging our stockings over the fireplace. We want to make sure that they are hung with care so that Santa will fill them on Christmas Eve night. This alone is enough to bring holiday cheer to our family. We all love the anticipation of what gifts will come.

Are you ready for the holidays yet? How do you celebrate?

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Hasbro blogging program, for 8,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points and a KRE-O gift. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of SocialMoms or Hasbro. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

$25 BURGER KING Crown Card Promotion And Giveaway CLOSED

I am a member of myblogspark and they have teamed up with Burger King for this fun blogging opportunity. I have been asked to share the BURGER KING® Crown Card Progam with you and I have received a $25 BURGER KING® Crown Card so that I may try the program for myself. Burger King is also also offering a $25 BURGER KING® Crown Card for one of my readers through myblogspark so that one of you may try the new program out also. How cool is that!





At Burger King, Imagination is king. The new BK CROWNTM/MC Program is built to inspire every child’s imagination and to encourage them to help choose how Burger King gives back. They are hoping that this new program will bring families together to not only enjoy a meal but to enjoy the whole mealtime experience together.

Burger King Corporation is inviting kids to tell them what matters to them most through the BK CROWNTM/MC Program. BKC has established a fund to help support the Wildlife Conservation Society, National Parks Conservation Association, DonorsChoose.org and Have It Your Way™ Foundation. You and your child may visit www.BKCrown.com where you may enter BK CROWNTM/MC Codes, place your vote for how BKC should give back, as well as find more games, win prizes and enjoy interactive play together.

My family enjoys the BK CROWNTM/MC Program because it is fun. It comes in a fully interactive Kids Meal box and on top of each kids meal box is a redesigned BURGER KING® crown. I like that children can dive into their meal box and take it apart to play the games and activities if they would like. These games and activities challenge their mind and inspire imagination while engaging with the rest of the family at the same time. I found that the crown, games, and activities also kept my children busy and happy while my husband and I finished enjoying our meal. We didn't hear the normal "Can I go play yet?" "I am bored." Instead we had a happy converation about the information that they were learning from the meal box. I also appreciate the new “BK™ Family Bundle” meal special which includes a WHOPPER® sandwich, WHOPPER JR.® sandwich., two small fries, two small soft drinks and a Kids Meal for only $9.99. Now our family can afford to eat out more often and the age old question of "What would you like to order?" has been taken away and our ordering process will be made simplier also. (Limited time only. Price and participation vary. Prices higher in HI.)

You may find Burger King online here, on Facebook and on Twitter. For more information on the BK CROWNTM/MC Program look here.

Giveaway Time: One person who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form will receive a $25 BURGER KING Crown Card. This giveaway will end on November the 27th at 11:59 pm eastern time. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Thank you taking the time out to enter my giveaway and Good Luck!

















Disclosure: Disclosure: The BK CROWNTM/MC Program prize pack, information and coupon have been provided by Burger King Corporation through MyBlogSpark.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Introducing Torani Holiday Flavors

I am a member of SheSpeaks and they have teamed up with Torani Flavored Syrups for this fun Torani's Authentic Coffeehouse Flavor Program and blogging event. I am an avid coffee drinker and I enjoy adding Torani Flavored Syrup to my morning cups of coffee so I have decided to participate in this campaign and share this information with you.
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I was sent 2 bottles of Torani Flavored Syrup so that I may try them for the Torani's Authentic Coffeehouse Flavor Program. My first syrup to try was the sugar free pumpkin pie and it is amazing! I love that this syrup is sugar free and that I can add as much or as little that I want to my coffee and I don't have any guilt over it. I am a diabetic and I can truely appreciate Torani for adding a huge line of sugar free syrups to their flavor lineup. You may see my review about the Torani sugar free pumpkin pie flavored syrup on SheSpeaks if you would like.

My second flavor of the Torani flavored syrups that I tried was the Hazelnut. This flavor wasn't sugar free so I had to carefully measure out my servings so that I could count my carbs. I enjoy Hazelnut flavors and I will be purchasing the sugar free Hazelnut in the future. I plan on sharing the rest of my Hazelnut Torani Flavored Syrup with my relatives at our Thanksgiving dinner. I believe that this flavored syrup will go nicely with our after dinner and dessert cup of coffee.

I have been asked to share the Torani #HolidayFlavors #sstorani twitter party with you. The twitter party will be on November the 17th at 9:00 PM eastern time. They will be sharing their favorite holiday drinks and tasty holiday desserts with the party goers. There will also be some incredible prizes given away. In order to win prizes at this twitter party, you need to be a SheSpeaks member and then you need to rsvp on their website.

Right now there is a pre-twitter party contest going on too. From November the 14th until November the 17th, SheSpeaks and Torani will be giving away a free bottle of Torani flavored syrups for a total of 12 prizes! To enter, watch for a tweet out with a Torani question from @shespeaksup beginning at 7:30am ET. They will be selecting THREE WINNERS a day to each win a free bottle of Torani Flavored Syrup. The winners will be chosen and announced via Twitter at 12pm ET, 3pm ET, and 5pm ET on Monday (11/14), Tuesday (11/15), Wednesday (11/16), and Thursday (11/17). The lucky winners will receive a coupon for a free bottle of Torani in the mail.
To be eligible to win, your tweet must answer the Torani question of the day, include the hashtags #holidayflavors AND #sstorani and also mention @shespeaksup AND @_Torani_.

If you are interested in purchasing Torani online, you may use the code shespeaks for 10% off of your order.

Disclosure: I have received 2 bottles of Torani Flavored Syrup and 5 coupons for a free Torani product so that I may review them participate in this program. The opinions are my own. No other compensation was exchanged.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Seventh Generation: Nature Makes Perfect Scents

I am a member of SocialMoms and they have teamed up with Seventh Generation for this fun and informative blogging opportunity. They have asked me to share a sweepstakes that is sponsored by Seventh Generation with you. I have also been asked to share Seventh Generation's new product line with you too. I am a contest entering, scent loving type of girl so I have decided to take them up on this opportunity. You may read more about their request here.

Did you know that Seventh Generation has created a line of dish liquids that features natural scents from real lemons, clementines and lavender. Seventh Generation’s Natural Dish Liquid scents come from the fields not from factories. These scents also honor the careful hands that help cultivate them. I love this concept for dish washing liquids because scents are powerful. Sometimes scents can take you back to a place of happiness in your past. Scents may remind you of a loved one who is not near or even brings back a feeling of love, comfort and joy. Scents are good and I use them in my every day life at home and sometimes without even relizing it. Scents become a part of me.

When I think of lemons, I can smell and taste my Aunt Lori's lemon chess pie. I can smell sharp and crisp citrus scent even now as I think about it. I am glad that Thanksgiving is almost here. I hope my Aunt Lori brings her lemon chess pie to our family dinner. Whenever I think of clementines, I think of my children. They love to have clementines in their lunch boxes for school and even as a snack at home. We love that clementines are easy to open and smell fresh and are invigorating to the senses. The tangy fruit is sweet, juicy and satisfies a sweet tooth in a light way. Clementines make me smile because I know that they are good for you and fun to eat. Plus Clementines make my children smile when they see them in their lunch box. When my children smile, I smile.

Seventh Generation is sponsoring a "Nature Makes Perfect Scents" sweepstakes. In this sweepstakes, you may enter to win a trip for 2 to one of the regions where lemons, clementines and lavender grow. These trip destinations may even include France and Italy or even Vermont which is Seventh Generation’s home state and the inspiration for its Free & Clear line. The winner gets to choose the region for their trip. This is very exciting and you can only win if you enter the sweepstakes. Please visit the Seventh Generation website to find out more about their new product line and to enter the sweepstakes for yourself.

Seventh Generation knows that nature makes perfect scents. I look forward to entering their sweepstakes and to trying their new product line. Will you enter the sweepstakes too? You have to be in it to win it. Good luck!

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Seventh Generation blogging program, for a gift card worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Introducing Party Beans Products



I am a member of tomoson and they have teamed up with Party Beans Products for this fun review opportunity. I thought that this would be a fun product to review and hopefully some of my readers will enjoy it too.

Party Beans Products are easy to create and fun to give. This is a great way to send a personalized and thoughtful gift to anyone on your list. Party Beans Products are also great for wedding favors, bridal shower favors, and baby favors. I would think that customized favors are great for any occassion when party favors are required.

My first step to creating my custom favors was to go to their website http://www.partybeans.com/ and decide which type of personalized favors that I wanted to create. You can see all of the types of favors that are available by putting your mouse on the word "shop" at the top of the page. Find the favor that you wish to create on the list and click on it. I chose to go with birthday favors for this review and once the page loaded, I clicked on "create it". On this page you will see a number system that will lead you through the product making process.

Step 1 Pick a Product: This is a sliding bar line of the Party Bean Products that are available for customization. You simply slide the bar under the products to see what is available in the category that you chose. When you see a design that you like, you click on its picture to see the pricing information. You will see that the higher quantity that you purchase, the lower the price will be. In this step you will enter the total number of the items that you will need.

Step 2 Customize It: To me, this was the most fun step of the ordering process. It was quick and user friendly. When I customized my favors, I started with the candy selection first. Once you click on the word "candy" you will see a drop down box. Here you may choose from m&ms, mints, jelly belly, or even no candy. After the candy selection was made, I went over to the "background" button. This is where you choose the theme, texture, color and gradient of your personalized favor design. Again, they use a sliding bar to view all of the backgrounds that are available. Once you find one that you like, click on it and it will be applied to your favor. Next we click on the word "image". Here you may choose your occassion and either use a clipart image that they provide or upload your own picture to use on the favor. Once your image is on the favor you may click on the word "text". As you type your text, it will be displayed on the favor image that you have already created. You will be able to automatically see what the finished product will look like as you create it. This will allow for less error and you will be happier with your finalized product because you can make changes as you go. Once you are happy with your product, you click "add to cart". On the next page you will fill out your billing information and payment options. They even take paypal. Yay!

I can appreciate that Party Beans Products are easy and fun to create. Their website is very user friendly and they provide excellent customer service and shipping. I love that there are no order minimums and I can see me using this service for stocking stuffers this holiday season. Although this didn't happen to me, I am told that if the picture resolution or text that you choose for your favors aren't a good match for the product, that they will contact you before your product is printed.

For my review I chose to use pictures of my children from our football season this year. My products came out very nice and clear. I am sorry that my review photos don't reflect the true quality of the items that I received. If my picture were clearer, you would be able to see that I also added text to make my Party Beans Products even more personalized. My children were so excited when they received their tin. My son wanted to take his to school and show everyone and my 7 year old daughter ate all of her jelly bellies in one sitting so that she could use her tin for coins.

You may find Party Beans Products on their website, on facebook and even on twitter.

Disclosure: Through Tomoson, I have received a $25 gift card to Party Beans Products so that I may review their ordering process, products, and shipping service. The opinions are my own. No other compensation took place. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Introducing Weight Watchers Smart Ones Satisfying Selections

I am a member of SocialMoms and they have teamed up with Weight Watchers® Smart Ones® Satisfying Selections for this review opportunity. I am a weight conscious mom who likes to eat hot and healthy meals so I have decided to try the Weight Watchers Smart Ones Satisfying Selections for myself.

Although Weight Watchers Smart Ones Satisfying Selections were introduced to the market in August 2011, they are new to me. I was excited to learn that there are five flavors of the Satisfying Selections to try. Those flavor choices are Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo, Chicken with Broccoli & Cheese, Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry, Sesame Chicken, and Ziti with Meatballs & Cheese. I must say that all of these varieties sound mouth wateringly wonderful and it was a hard decision to just choose 2 flavors to try.

I decided to try the Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry Satisfying Selections first. I was pleased with the generous chunks of white meat chicken in this meal. They were very savory and tender. This hearty meal also came with brown rice and plenty of Asian-style vegetables that were marinated in Teriyaki sauce. Since there are only 9 Weight Watchers PointsPlus in this meal, I was able to enjoy this quick to prepare, healthy meal, without any guilt. Plus there were only 340 calories in my meal, 6 total fat grams and a whopping 25 grams of protein! This filling meal left me satisfied and tied over until bedtime.

My second Weight Watchers Smart Ones Satisfying Selections to try was the Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo. Again I was very pleased with the amount of white meat chicken that was included in this meal. There were plentiful chunks of broccoli and pasta covered in alfredo sauce too. I can appreciate that this hearty meal was only 300 calories, 8 PointsPlus Value, 4 grams of fat and yet had 28 grams of protein. I think that this meal was my favorite of the 2. I will definitely be buying this one again, soon!

While my meal was cooking, I looked at the bag of the Weight Watchers Smart Ones Satisfying Selections and noticed that this new line of Weight Watchers meals offers 30% larger portions than the other tray styled frozen meals. I found that these meals are complete and that they are designed to offer a satisfying lunch or dinner with less than 400 calories per serving. I also found that each serving only has 8 to 10 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and they have 25 grams or more of protein in each serving.

Overall, I am amazed by how easy these meals are to prepare and how delicious they taste. You may prepare them in the microwave or on the stove top in less than 10 minutes tops. I can see this being a quick to prepare, healthy meal that even Dad can make.

Disclosure: This post is part of a SocialMoms product evaluation, for which I’ve been selected. I’ve been compensated for my time with 6,000 My SocialMoms Rewards Points. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and don’t necessarily reflect the opinions of SocialMoms or Heinz.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kroger Milk Promotion and $25 Gift Card Giveaway CLOSED

I am a member of myblogspark and they have teamed up with Kroger for this great review and giveaway opportunity. My family and I are already Kroger shoppers so I am happy to share this information with you.

Starting November the 13th through November the 26th, you will have the opportunity to receive either free milk (up to $3; limit of 2) or $3 off your shopping order when you purchase of any four participating General Mills products. Some of the participating General Mills products are Cheerios, Pillsbury Ready to Bake Cookies, Nature Valley Bars and Fiber One Bars. This promotion will vary in different locations. Please be sure to check your local Kroger Co. Family of Stores for specific deals and offers. These stores include Kroger, Ralphs, King Scoopers, City Market, Dillons, Smith’s, Fry’s, QFC, Baker’s, Owen’s, Jay C Food Stores, Hilander, Gerbes, Food4Less, Fred Meyer, Pay Less Supermarkets and Scott’s Food & Pharmacy.

Giveaway Time: I have received a $25 Kroger gift card so that I may participate in this milk promotion. One of my readers will receive a $25 Kroger family of stores gift card so that they may do the same. This giveaway will end November the 20th. I will be using the rafflecopter form for my first time on this giveaway. Good luck to both of us!

Disclosure: The Kroger gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by Kroger and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.






















Introducing The Slice™ Safety Cutter


I am a member of Tomoson and they have teamed up with The Slice™ Safety Cutter for this review opportunity. Since I am an avid coupon clipper I have decided to participate in this review opportunity and try this new product for myself.

When I go shopping, I always look at the stores sale paper. Sometimes they will have coupons in the add and I normally tear them out and use them. I have always felt awkward about the tattered piece of paper that I hand the cashier and now that I have found Slice™ Safety Cutter - Great for couponers I won't have to do that anymore. I am putting my Slice Safety Cutter in my purse so that I may have it when I need it. Not only will I be able to use my safety cutter at home but I will be able to use it on the go also. I had been looking for a safe and quick way to clip my coupons and I have found it.

I like that Slice™ Safety Cutter - Great for couponers is also great for scrapbooking and it is safe for the kids to help you with it. I will be using my new Slice Safety Cutter during the holiday gift wrapping season also. It will be fun for the kids, they will be able to help cut our paper and I won't have to worry about them hurting theirself.

I like that The Slice™ Safety Cutter has a unique finger friendly, rubberized finish design which allows you to hold the product comfortably. Unlike with traditional scissors, there are no finger holes to worry about fitting in to. There is a safety clip on the cutter that cuts and opens as you use it. The ceramic blade stays sharp and it never rusts. The blade is so tiny that you can barely see it or feel it when you look at it. I like that The Slice™ Safety Cutter is easy to store, it has a built in magnet that will allow you to store it on your fridge or it has a key ring hole that would allow you to put it on your keyring so that you always carry it with you.

Disclosure: I have received one The Slice™ Safety Cutter product so that I may try their product and provide an honest review on it. No other compensation was exchanged. The opinion is my own. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Basa Body, Coconut Oil Body Lotion Giveaway Winner Announcement


Thank you to everyone who took the time out to enter my Basa Body, Coconut Oil Body Lotion Giveaway that ended on 11/06/11. We had 230 entries and I have used randomizer to choose our winner which is lucky number 28, Shannon Egan. They have been emailed and have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Totino's Fun Friday Nights Giveaway Winner Announcement

Thank you to everyone who took the time out to enter my Totino's Fun Friday Nights Giveaway that ended on 10/30/11. This giveaways was sponsored by Totino's through myblogspark. We had 234 qualifying entries and I have used randomizer to pull our winning number. Lucky # 17 debijackson is our winner. They have been emailed and have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Please stop by and enter my Basa Body, Coconut Oil Body Lotion Giveaway that ends on 11/06/11 if you would like.