Friday, July 27, 2012

Jessops has the new Canon EOS M Camera


Have you been looking for a new small yet simple camera?  If so, then the Canon EOS M may be for you.  The Canon EOS M Compact System Camera is small, sounds easy to use and it has all of the specs that you could need from a camera.  It holds 18 megapixels, has full HD video capability and a 7.7 cm touch screen!


The New Canon EOS M has lens options that include an 18-55 mm or a 22 m lens with an adapter.  There are even 4 stylish colors to choose from: black, silver, red and white.  You are sure to find a Canon EOS M Camera that fits your needs and style.


I would like this Compact System Camera because it has the quality of a Digital SLR camera and it comes in a small, compact package.  I also appreciate that this camera has an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor and an Intelligent auto shoot program.

Prices for the Canon EOS M Camera start from £769 for an option that comes with 18-55 mm lens and pre-orders from Jessops will get you 20% off a compatible battery pack.

I would love to hear if you have any experience with the Canon EOS M Camera.  Feel free to leave me a comment.  

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GUND “Top Dog” Contest

I am a member of child's play communications and they have asked me to share this special promotion from GUND with you.



GUND is hosting their first ever “Top Dog” Contest and pup parents from around the country can enter it!  To enter this contest you may submit photos of your own four-footed friends on the GUND Facebook page.  There are four categories to choose from:

·        Most Beautiful Dog
·        Ugliest Dog
·        “Doganista”/Best Dressed Dog
·        Dog that Most Resembles its Owner 

The "Top Dog" Contest is inspired by the popular "World's Cutest Dog" Boo stuffed dog from GUND and the grand prize for the "Top Dog" contest is “the Boo treatment” which is a limited edition GUND plush in the winning pup’s likeness!  The contest will run from July the 16 through August the 15, 2012.  The winners will be chosen the week of August the 20th and announced the week of August the 27th.



If you are more of pinterest person then this giveaway may be for you:

At the same time, GUND is also running a “Most Pinteresting Dog” Contest on Pinterest.  Here, consumers are being asked to post their entry on their own pinterest page then “tag” @GUNDMostPinterestingDog and submit the link to GUND at MostPinterestingDog@GUND.com.

The “Most Pinteresting Dog” Contest winner will be selected based on the number of times the entry is “liked” on the GUND Pinterest board and the winner will receive a selection of GUND products valued at $250 retail value.   

For complete rules on the these contest, see “Top Dog” Contest and “Most Pinteresting Dog” Contest rules at www.GUND.com.  Good Luck if you choose to enter these great contest! 

Disclosure:   I am a member of child's play communications and they will be sending me a GUND plush dog for sharing this information with you.        


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dino Lingo

I am an Influenster member and have been given a chance to try Dino Lingo through them.

Dino Lingo is a fun way to help your child learn a new language.  They use cartoon animated videos and upbeat music to capture your child's attention while the new language is being taught.

My daughter and I chose to watch the Spanish lesson episode for free.  We were both pleased with the quality of the cartoons and music that played along with the new words we were learning.  The Spanish video sample was about animals.  We learned that a gatto is a cat and a perro is a dog.  The words were pronounced several times and then included in short sentences.  Not only were we learning but we were entertained also. 

You may visit the Dino Lingo website for a  free sample lesson also.  They offer:   English, Spanish, Korean, Russian, Portuguese (Brazil and European), Japanese, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Italian, Turkish, Chinese, Arabic, Finnish, Latin, Urdu, Tagalog (Filipino), Vietnamese, Thai, Persian, French, German, Irish, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Bahasa (Indonesian) and Bulgarian.

Disclosure:  I have received a complimentary sample product  for testing purposes from Influenster and Dino Lingo as a participant in the Mom VoxBox campaign.  All opinions are my own. 

imPRESS Press On Manicure

I am an Influenster member and have been given a chance to try imPRESS Press On Manicure by Broadway Nails through them.





I love the look of salon manicured nails but I have a hard time justifying the price of them.  This is why I am so glad to have found the imPRESS Press On Manicure by Broadway Nails.

These great nails come in 36 colors and patterns and they are easy to apply.  Not only do these nails look shiny and salon perfect but they can last up to 7 days!  The bonus is that they are easy to remove in case you want to change your look and there is no drying time involved.  This makes these nails quick and easy.  Plus they are affordable. 


Disclosure:  I have received a complimentary product  for testing purposes from Influenster and imPRESS Press On Manicure by Broadway Nails as a participant in the Mom VoxBox campaign.  All opinions are my own. 


The Many Uses Of Ivory

I am an Influenster member and have been given a chance to try Ivory bar soap (again) through them.

I grew up using Ivory bar soap and somewhere along the way I had forgotten about it.  That was until Ivory sent me a product sample of their bar soap through the Influenster program.

I have rediscovered why Ivory bar soap has been a favorite for many throughout the years.  It is 99.44% pure and it has many household uses.  Not only is it a great body cleanser, but it is gentle enough for use on your face and it moisturizes as it cleanses.

Did you know that Ivory bar soap can also be used as a laundry soap?  You simply chip the soap flakes into your washing machine as you fill it with water.  You can even use Ivory bar soap as a spot stain remover for your clothes, including delicate items, also. 

Are your kids saying "Mom, I am bored" this summer?  If so, hand them a plastic knife and a bar of Ivory soap for a fun soap carving project.  I have found that not only is Ivory soap gentle enough for every day use but it has many uses also.  

Disclosure:  I have received a complimentary product  for testing purposes from Influenster and Ivory as a participant in the Mom VoxBox campaign.  All opinions are my own.

Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies

I am an Influenster member and have been given a chance to try the Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies through them.

As a mom, I am always looking for healty and wholesome snacks for my family.  This is why I am happy to have been able to try the raisins Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookie.  It is made with whole grain quaker oats and it is naturally flavored with raisins.  These individually packaged cookies are a large size and they are a great addition to a lunch box or good for on the go snacking. 

Not only did I enjoy the taste of the Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookies but I can appreciate that there are 4 grams of fiber in this great tasting cookie also.      

Disclosure:  I have received this complimentary product sample  for testing and review purposes from Influenster.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

SAVE (the San Antonio Vacation Experience)

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

I am a member of SocialSpark and they have teamed up with SAVE (the San Antonio Vacation Experience) for this blogging opportunity.

My family and I live about 6 hours driving time from San Antonio and we have vacationed there several times throughout the years.  While our vacation itinerary has changed since having kids, our love for the city has stayed the same.

A lot of times, you must travel to a city and go to their visitor center in order to receive hotel and attraction coupons.  What I like about SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience is that you can see what coupons they offer on-line.  SAVE makes it easy to find deals and discounts that are exclusive to the San Antonio area. You can visit the San Antonio’s SAVE program to get exclusive discounts, deals and even Limited Time Offers on some of San Antonio’s best hotels, resorts, theme parks, museums, shopping and more.

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While I was testing SAVE for this review, I set up a sample vacation itinerary to see what my savings for our family of 4 could be.  Our San Antonio vacation would go like this:

We would stay at the Ramada Inn SeaWorld/Lackland location where the daily SAVE rates are $45-$115 a night.  The actual rate that we would pay would depend on the the days of the week that we were staying and on the size of beds that we would need.  I chose the Ramada Inn SeaWorld/Lackland location because it is located close to Sea World and that would be our main entertainment while visiting San Antonio.  I would buy our Sea World tickets using the SAVE program because they offer multiple discounts on tickets, saving us money.

While in San Antonio, we would visit the Alamo IMAX Theatre at the Rivercenter and use the SAVE program so that our children would get in FREE.  We might even take the Alamo Sight Seeing Tour while down town and SAVE $2 off per child using the SAVE program also.  The Alamo Trolley would be a fun addition to our day especially since we would save $2 off each ticket with the  SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience  program.  We would wind down our vacation with a stop by the San Marcos Premium Outlets and use the FREE VIP coupon book that we would get from SAVE to buy a few souvenirs.  

I could see the SAVE program allowing my family of 4 to save money on our San Antonio vacation.  It would help make this trip more affordable and that would mean that we could vacation there more often.

Be sure to follow @SAVEinSA   on twitter for more up to date savings in San Antonio. 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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Atlantic Luggage is running a Legoland Sweepstakes

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

I am a member of SocialSpark and they have asked me to share Atlantic Luggage and their Legoland Sweepstakes with you. 

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I love to enter sweepstakes and I know that someone has to win.  I also know that you can't win if you don't enter!  So be sure to enter the Legoland Sweepstakes that is being ran by Atlantic Luggage.   The Atlantic Luggage and Legoland Sweepstakes  offers a prize of a 2 day vacation for two adults and two children to Legoland in Florida.   This prize includes a hotel for 2 nights (one 4 occupancy room), a car voucher, a meet and greet with a LEGOLAND Master Model Builder and a free set of Atlantic luggage.

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Atlantic Luggage is durable, lightweight and most of all affordable.  It is great for families who are on the go and like to travel.  The collections at Atlantic Luggage offer a wide  variety of styles and sizes.  You are sure to find something that you like there.

If you would like to visit Legoland Florida to see their new waterpark which opened in May 2012 be sure to enter the Legoland Sweepstakes.  Remember,  the prize also includes a free set of Atlantic luggage.  Good Luck!

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds Cereal Coupon & Giveaway CLOSED

I am a member of MyBlogSpark and they have offered me a chance to share the new Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds cereal with you.  I have received a gift pack that includes (2) boxes of Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds cereal along with a nut bowl and spoon for review purposes.  One of my readers who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below will win the same gift pack that I have received.  Yay!

I am a breakfast eater and I don't usually have time to cook in the mornings.  This is why I like cereal for breakfast.  It's quick, easy, and can be nutritious if you choose the right box.  I am happy to have now found the newest flavor in the Fiber One cereal line-up:  Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds.

Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds has 11 grams of fiber, 23 grams of whole grain, and only has 180 calories in each serving.  Every bite is full of crunchy nut clusters, real sliced almonds and whole grain flakes.  Not only is this new cereal tasty but it is a good way to help me get the daily fiber that I need.

In a nut shell:  I think that Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds is a great, wholesome breakfast cereal that I can feel good about eating.  It has the perfect combinations of both crunchy and sweet and it has the added benefit of fiber and whole grains.

Coupon:  SAVE $1.25 when you buy ONE BOX Fiber One® Nutty Clusters & Almonds cereal.




Giveaway Time:  If you would like a chance to win (2) boxes of Fiber One Nutty Clusters & Almonds cereal along with a nut bowl and spoon please enter the giveaway in the rafflecopter form below.  Good Luck!

The lucky winner is:  Entry #1532 Vicki M.  Congrats!


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Disclosure:  The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have all been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Purex: Let's Be Honest Promotion and A Giveaway CLOSED

I am a member of the Purex Insiders and I have been asked to share the new Let's Be Honest campaign with you.



As a mom, I know that laundry is a part of life.  While it's not a chore that I love to do, I have found that even laundry has perks and I try to find some pleasure in the task.  If you are wondering what I mean, then take a quick look at these funny videos.  My favorite video is the Lost & Found video.  I can completely relate to this video.  It's like "pay day" when my kids happen to leave a coin or 2 in their pockets and my husband may even leave a bill in his work pants if I am lucky.



To see more Let's Be Honest videos and to enter for a chance to win a year supply of Purex detergent, visit the Purex website. 



Giveaway Time:  One of my readers will win the chance to try Purex Triple Action detergent for themself.  Please enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter form below.





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Disclosure:  I will be receiving FREE product coupons for sharing this information with my readers.  The opinions are my own.  

Friday, July 13, 2012

At Home LED Teeth Whitening With Smile Brilliant Review & Giveaway CLOSED


Have you been looking for an at home teeth whitening kit that is easy to use?  If so, then Smile Brilliant may be for you.  I have had a chance to try their Brilliantly Simple kit which includes:  
  • High intensity Ultra-Blue LED activating light (batteries included)
  • Protective trays(top & bottom)
  • 4ml Professional whitening gel pen (35% concentration)



One of my readers will be able to win a Smile Brilliant Brillantly Simple teeth whitening kit also. 

I am a coffee and tea drinker and my teeth have never been as white as I would like them to be.  This is why I was so happy to have been offered the Brilliantly Simple teeth whitening kit to try.  I like that the Brilliantly Simple kit is easy to use.  It comes in a nice reusable white box and it has a simple, step by step instruction sheet with it.  With this sheet you will learn that the LED whitening lights are used to help speed up the teeth whitening process.  The light is combined with the specially formulated gel and it quickly removes both surface stains and embedded stains from your teeth.



The specially formulated gel comes in an easy to use, prefilled pen with a brush on the tip.  The kit also contains a smaller brush that I used to help ensure that I could reach all of the tiny cracks between my teeth.  Everything that I need to whiten my teeth is included in this kit.  The kit is regularly $129.95 and it is now reduced to $39.95.  The shipping charge is only $4.95 so that makes this affordable in my book.  Be sure to enter the code SMILE20 to save an additional 20% off your purchase at Smile Brilliant. 


Giveaway Time:   One of my readers will be able to try the Brilliantly Simple kit for themself.  Please enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter form below.


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Disclosure:  I have received a free product sample so that I may complete an honest review for Smile Brilliant.  The opinions are my own.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

CouponCabin App and a Twitter Party



Do you happen to have an iPhone or Android and want to save money when you shop?  If so, you are in luck!  CouponCabin has a new single App available that will replace 6 apps that you may currently use.

With the CouponCabin single app, you may now browse and search all of your favorite stores or brands for savings.  If you find a great deal that is worth passing on then you may share those deals with your family or friends and you can even email yourself the deal so that you can have it on hand later.  You can also mark your favorite stores and coupons as a "favorite" for quick access at a later date.  If you find a sale that hasn't started yet you can add it to your calender to be notified of it when it starts.



My favorite part about the CouponCabin App is that I can now find the lowest gas prices wherever I am at.  This feature alone will save me a lot of money and time.  I won't have to physically search for the cheapest gas for my car.  I also enjoy the benefit that the CouponCabin App will allow me to be able to receive special coupons and offers that I won't be able to find anywhere online or in person.

If you would like to try the CouponCabin Coupon App for yourself then you may download the iPhone version or the Android version now. 

Please join the #CabinChat CouponCabin Twitter Party Thursday, July 12, 2012 from 9 pm to 10 pm EST to learn more about the CouponCabin App.  The host is @CouponCabin and the hashtag is #CabinChat.  There will be One $100 Amazon.com e-gift card and Eight $25 Amazon.com e-gift cards given away during the event.  You must RSVP for the twitter party in order to win a prize.  Good Luck!




Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know if you currently use or plan on trying the FREE CouponCabin App.  I would love to see how you save money with this App. 

Disclosure:  I am entered into a prize drawing for sharing the CouponCabin App with you.  The opinions are my own.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Zone Action Park In Lewisville, Texas

Have you been looking for something fun to do in the Lewisville area this summer?  If so, you are in luck!  Zone Action Park In Lewisville, Texas has been voted as "The Best Place in Lewisville for Family Entertainment" and they have a coupon out for a FREE $10 worth of arcade tokens which makes this outing even more affordable.




The Zone Action Park is an indoor/outdoor Family Entertainment Center that offers a lot of fun for everyone in your family!  They have, 2 go kart tracks, 2 miniature golf courses, 8 batting cages, 3 bounce houses, a video arcade and even a restaurant. 



At Zone Action Park, there is never an admission charge and they are open everyday except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  



Feel free to take your whole family and see how much fun you can have at Zone Action Park!  Group rates and Birthday Party Packages are available also.


Disclosure: Zone Action Park will be providing our family with free unlimited day passes in exchange for sharing this information with you.