Friday, July 29, 2011

Introducing Straight Talk 2

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

I am a member of SocialSpark and they have teamed up with Straight Talk 2 for this informative blogging opportunity.  We are in the market for a new cell phone and minute plan so I have decided to jump on this opportunity and check Straight Talk 2 out.

While checking out Straight Talk 2 I found that their plans are not contract based and there are no credit checks to obtain service.  Straight Talk 2 offers a month to month plan where there are no surprise bills either.  They offer great nationwide coverage, and excellent connection/connectivity.  Unlimited monthly service is only $45 a month and this fee includes calls, texts, picture messaging and web.  You even get a free 411 service at no extra charge.  With Straight Talk 2 you will be free from activation, reactivation and termination fees.

Straight Talk 2 only uses trusted phone manufactures such as L G, Motorola, Kyocera, Nokia and Samsung.  You may even get a reconditioned phone starting at  only $10.  These phones may have a camera, built in mp3 player, mobile web access, and blue tooth capability. 

This video may give you more insight on why real people use Straight Talk 2 to call a friend.  This plan should be everything you need to help you save money on your cell phone usage.  I know it has me hook, line and sinker.

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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post from Straight Talk 2 and written by me and posted through SocialSpark.  The opinions are my own. 

 

 

   

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Introducing Straight Talk 2

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

I am a member of SocialSpark and they have teamed up with Straight Talk 2 for this informative blogging opportunity.  We are in the market for a new cell phone and minute plan so I have decided to jump on this opportunity and check Straight Talk 2 out.

While checking out Straight Talk 2 I found that their plans are not contract based and there are no credit checks to obtain service.  Straight Talk 2 offers a month to month plan where there are no surprise bills either.  They offer great nationwide coverage, and excellent connection/connectivity.  Unlimited monthly service is only $45 a month and this fee includes calls, texts, picture messaging and web.  You even get a free 411 service at no extra charge.  With Straight Talk 2 you will be free from activation, reactivation and termination fees.

Straight Talk 2 only uses trusted phone manufactures such as L G, Motorola, Kyocera, Nokia and Samsung.  You may even get a reconditioned phone starting at  only $10.  These phones may have a camera, built in mp3 player, mobile web access, and blue tooth capability. 

This video may give you more insight on why real people use Straight Talk 2 to call a friend.  This plan should be everything you need to help you save money on your cell phone usage.  I know it has me hook, line and sinker.

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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post from Straight Talk 2 and written by me and posted through SocialSpark.  The opinions are my own. 

 

 

   

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Honey Nut Cheerios Prize Pack Winner Announcement


Thank you to everyone who has entered my Honey Nut Cheerios Prize Pack Giveaway that ended on 07/24/11. We had 252 entries and I have used randomizer.org to pull our winning entry number. Entry # 9 is our lucky winner. They have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond with their mailing information or another winner will be chosen.

Thank you again to General Mills for sponsoring this great giveaway through MyBlogSpark.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Zenni Optical

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

I am a member of socialspark and they have teamed up with Zenni Optical for this fun blogging opportunity. 

Have you seen the discussion in Time magazine about their editor Bill Saporito?  It is said that he paid $1000 for a pair of eyeglasses.  Can you imagine ever paying that much for one pair of eyeglasses?  I can't and neither could one of the magazines readers.  Peter Minton of Winsted Conn.  challenged Bill Saporito, the editor of Time magazine, by saying that he could buy a complete set of eyeglasses from Zenni Optical for $20.  This price even includes delivery  to their doorstep, shipping included. 

I found this challenge interesting because I wear glasses and I am in need of a new pair myself so I have decided to check out Zenni Optical to see their prices for myself.  What I found there amazed me too.  I like that Zenni Optical offers a wide range of eyeglasses that are both stylish and affordable.  I like that I can look great with out paying a fortune.  You can order quality prescription eyeglasses with prices from $6.95 and USA shipping is only $4.95 for your entire order.  This is a deal in my book.  I will be saving well over $50 when I order my new glasses from Zenni Optical.  You might check them out too if you are in need of a new pair of eyeglasses.   

 

   

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Making Life Easier And More Efficient While On The Go

I am a member of SocialMoms and they have teamed up with Seattle’s Best Coffee for this fun blogging opportunity.

As most of you may know, I am an at home mom of 2 school aged children. We try to make our life fun and full at the same time. During the school year we are busy with school, homework and sports. Now that it is summer I do my best to keep the kids busy during the week so that no one is bored. Bored kids get in trouble at my house so we tend to stay busy. My son is "enjoying" summer work outs through the school this year. He works out from 8 am til 9:30 am Monday thru Thursday. Then on Monday afternoons we go to the pool. Tuesday afternoons we go to the library for their Summer Reading Program. That is from 1 pm until 3 pm. Thursdays we are back to the Library from 1 pm until 3:30 pm for another day of fun Summer Reading and a movie. Wednesdays are church nights and Fridays we either run errands or just chill out at home. You may say, gee woman, slow down! My response to that is, I can't. I like to stay busy and on the go. I have found that if you follow a few little steps that your life can be easier and more efficient while on the go. I would like to share my tips with you on that.

My 10 tips for making your life easier and more efficient while on the go are:

1. Have a cental location for your keys, drivers license, credit card etc. I find that if I return these items back to one cental spot, then they will be there the next time that I need them in a hurry. There is not much worse than needing to go somewhere NOW and you can't find your keys or drivers license.

2. Organizing helps you to be more efficient on the go. I like to hang our clean clothes up by matching outfits. This makes it easy to get me and the kids dressed when we are in a hurry. I don't have to think about what top to go with which bottoms. I have already done that step when I hung up the laundry.

3. Shoes, Shoes, Shoes. Shoes are so important when you are on the go. We know that everyone needs to wears shoes but it is so much easier to grab a matching pair if you keep them put up, in pairs, by entry way door. This step is easier said that done when you have kids, but if you start with a good routine and get them used to putting their shoes up and away in pairs then this little way of thinking will become a habit. It's so nice to be able to just slip your shoes on when you are running out the door. You don't have to stop and look for a matching pair. This saves a lot of time and my sanity.

4. Make a plan. First I like to make a mental plan of errands that I need to accomplish while I am out and about. I make sure to write these items down as I think of them so that I don't forget an errand along the way. This list will include items such as get gas, pick up a prescription, go to the dentist, etc.

5. Shopping list are a must. I like to make a shopping list and I keep it on the fridge. I will add to it as I think of items that we need. I make sure to take this list with me when we are in town. This list will be detailed and in addition to my make a plan list.

6. Plan a driving route. Gas is so expensive these days. I like to do the majority of my errands on one day of the week. I will take the list of stores that I need to visit and plan out the most efficient way to get there and back.

7. Feed your brain. I find that I can think better when I am not thinking about food and being hungry. I make sure that the kids and I have something for breakfast before we even leave the house. This may mean the kids are grabbing a Sunny D and a Go-Gurt out the fridge but they are fed and this will keep them and me in a better mood. I like to make sure that our fridge is stocked with easy to get drinks and snacks so that the kids can help themself if needed.

8. Make time for lunch. Food is very important to me. I am a diabetic and I need food for energy and to keep my blood sugar levels even. The kids and I make sure to stop for lunch while we are on the go. This will keep us all even tempered and motivated to keep going until we are finished with our errands.

9. Have fun while you are out. This may include letting the kids pick where we eat lunch or letting them choose their favorite cereal and snacks at the store. I find that if I let my kids help me while we are on the go, they tend to enjoy the day better.

10. I try not to schedule every single minute of our day. I try to leave openings for rest and for down times. This is important for all of us. We enjoy the day better if we know that rest and play will be our rewards for a long day on the go.

While I like to stay on the go, I also try to remember to slow down and enjoy the good things in life. I enjoy my morning cup of coffee and I really miss it when I don't have time to sit down and enjoy a few cups. This is why I am excited to learn about Seattle’s Best Coffee® and their introducing the Official Latte of Pretty Much Everything. The convenient grab-and-go cans sound like a perfect solution to my busy, on the go, mornings. With three tasty options, Seattle’s Best Coffee® Iced Lattes will definately be in my busy future!

If you would like to try Seattle’s Best Coffee® Iced Lattes click here to save $1.50 on a 4 pack.

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Seattle’s Best Coffee blogging program for a gift card worth $30. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Parents Magazine Only $4 for a Year Subscription

Enter the Purex PROMO CODE PX0058 here to order a year subscription of Parents Magazine Only $4. Parents Magazine is currently published 12 times annually, making each magazine only .33 cents an issue.

Disclosure: This is an exclusive offer from Purex Insiders. I am sharing this promotion with my readers as part of an incentive contest.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sugar Free Ring Pops 5 Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter my Sugar Free Ring Pops Giveaway. I used randomizer.org to pull our winning entry numbers. Entry # 4, 5, 6, 12, and 16 won. The 5 winners are being emailed. They have 48 hours to claim their prize.



Please stop by to enter my Honey Nut Cheerios Prize Pack Giveaway which ends on 07/24/11. This giveaway is being sponsored by General Mills through myblogspark. Thanks again.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Honey Nut Cheerios Giveaway CLOSED


I am a member of myblogspark and they have teamed up with General Mills to bring you this fun giveaway. I have received a Honey Nut Cheerios prize pack that contained 1 box of Honey Nut Cheerios cereal, 2 cereal bowls, 1 Honey Nut Cheerios t-shirt and a bee antenna headband. One of my readers who enters this giveaway will receive the same prize pack too. Yay!

Have you heard that Honey Nut Cheerios cereal is America’s Favorite Cereal? To help celebrate their loyal fans, Honey Nut Cheerios cereal is giving us exactly what we wanted: more Honey Nut Cheerios.

As a special thank you for making Honey Nut Cheerios cereal America’s #1 choice, General Mills is hosting a "Billion 'O' Giveaway" and providing free samples of Honey Nut Cheerios cereal to fans beginning on July 4, 2011. The free samples are available while supplies last. Be sure to request your free sample of Honey Nut Cheerios before they run out. You may also find Cheerios on facebook.

Giveaway Time! One winner will win a Honey Nut Cheerios prize pack. Please follow the rules below to enter.

Mandatory Entry:
Follow my blog publicly with google friends connect. Please leave a comment below and include your email address in the comment so that I may contact you if you are the lucky winner.

Extra Entries:
1 extra entry: Please tell me if you will request your free sample of Honey Nut Cheerios or not.
3 extra entries: Tweet this " #win a Honey Nut Cheerios prize pack #giveaway at http://t.co/oMcgaRa ends 7/24 #myblogspark ". This may be done daily. Please leave a link to your tweet in your 3 comments below.
3 extra entries: Subscribe to my email. Current email subscriptions count too! Please leave your 3 comments below.
5 extra entries: Post this giveaway on your blog or in a mclinky and leave a link to your post in your 5 additional comments below.

Thank you for visiting my blog! This giveaway will end on July the 24th, 2011 at 11:59 pm central time. I will choose a winner shortly after that and notify them by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email notification. If they fail to claim the prize in that time frame then I will choose another winner.

Disclosure: Honey Nut Cheerios® cereal, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Three Cups Book Review



I am a member of tomoson and they have teamed up with Three Cups Book for this review opportunity. Three cups is Written by Mark St. Germain and beautifully Illustrated by April Willy.

As you may know, I am an at home mom of 2 school aged children. My children are 7 and 11 and teaching them about money and how to spend it has been a huge challenge for me. I have always been a saver and when I do spend, I try to do it wisely. This is something that I have learned on my own and I wasn't sure about how to teach my children to be the same way. This reason is why I signed up to review the book Three Cups.

Three Cups a children's book for children ages 4 to 12 years old. It teaches the readers about money in a very loving and simple way. The book uses a savings cup, a spending cup and a charity cup. This inspires children to save money for their future, spend money responsibly and challenges them to give back to their community. Three Cups is written simply so that it entertains as well as teaches at the same time. I love the illustrations that are on the pages in the book. The book is published so that 1 page is writing and the other page is a picture. The pictures are great for the younger children to look at as they hear the story being read. This will help hold their attention and visualize the story comming to life.

After reading Three Cups I found myself wanting to share this story with my children. I find this way of thinking logical and easy to use. If you would like to purchase Three Cups for yourself you may visit their website or find it on Amazon.

Disclosure: I have received a free copy of Three Cups book so that I may read it and deliver an honest review. The opinions are my own.
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