Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop

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I love technology!  I could spend hours in a computer store playing with tablets, computers, and smart phones and trying out all the new technology!  I recently had the opportunity to play with a touchscreen computer and it was seriously awesome!  As it is now, if I switch from using my iPad to my laptop, I touch the screen and wonder why nothing happens! :)

With Christmas just around the corner, I’ve partnered with some of my blogging friends to bring you a totally awesome giveaway!  One lucky person is going to win an HP Touchscreen Laptop!!!  It’s worth $750!

Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop ~ $750 value (Enter Daily, Thru 12/22) | BuyDig

This HP Pavilion Touch Smart Laptop provides all of the benefits of desktop, with the portability of a notebook computer. You don’t have to give up performance to be mobile, and now you don’t have to pay more either! Check it out at BuyDig.com! I highly recommend them, as well as this laptop. It would make a great gift! For further info read the HP Pavillion TouchSmart review! Get the best deal on an HP Pavilion Touch Smart Laptop at BuyDig.com! The price is SO low … you’ll actually need to add it to your cart to see the price. PriceWatch.com, a site devoted to finding the lowest prices on consumer electronics, lists BuyDig.com as the lowest price on the internet! Looking for a computer? Check out BuyDig.com’s extensive selection of computers, laptops, 2 in 1’s, and tablets, including the HP Pavilion Touch Smart we’re giving away! Then head on over to enter and win!

Two ways to win!

 

1. #DigMyOrder ~ Winner every week!

On Twitter? Purchase between November 10th and January 20th, follow @BuyDig, tweet your order number and a brief description of your purchase, include the hash tag #DigMyOrder, and BuyDig.com will automatically enter you in a weekly contest to receive a full refund on your order of up to $500.00! Looking for a laptop? Check out BuyDig.com’s extensive selection of computers, laptops, 2 in 1’s, and tablets, including the HP Pavilion Touch Smart that we’re giving away!

 

2. Win an HP Touchscreen Laptop from us!

Through December 22, enter every day for your chance to win a HP Pavilion Touch Smart Laptop from BuyDig.com! The entry form is located below, and can also be found on every participating blog. Check them out for more chances to win! Except for selecting a product that you would like to own and leaving comment, all the other methods of entry are 100% optional (but are strongly encouraged – it’s a $750 laptop, guys!) It only takes one entry to win, but the more entries you complete – the better your chances! Good luck!

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Terms: Winner will be chosen randomly on 12/22/14 and notified using the email given at registration. Winner must contact us within 48 hours (by Wednesday night – 12/24, 11:59 pm Central) to claim their prize, by sending an email. Failure to claim prize will result in forfeiting prize and another winner will be chosen and contacted, and will have 48 hours to respond. This will take place until a winner confirms. This randomly drawn sweepstakes is sponsored by BuyDig.com. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of BuyDig.com. This contest is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or Google+. Entering to win means you agree with these terms and release any liability regarding these rules. Good luck!

 

VTech InnoTab Max Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received the following unit from VTech in order to facilitate my review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Win a VTech InnoTab MAX

 

As a blogger and a mom of 4, I’ve seen a lot of toys, games,  gadgets, and apps for kids.  And while I have reviewed and purchased some seriously amazing products, nothing has wowed me like the VTech InnoTab Max.  This tablet is designed for kids ages 3-9 (although if your kids are struggling in school, this would probably work for kids even older than 9).

The InnoTab MAX is VTech’s 4th generation learning tablet. It’s got a super fast processor (6 times faster than the last generation) and a 7 inch screen.   The InnoTab MAX comes with 15 onboard apps including Movie Maker, Art Studio, Wonder Cam Max, and more.  In addition to the preloaded option, you can also access 650 educator endorsed, age and stage appropriate learning apps that can be purchased through the VTech’s Learning Lodge app store.

VTech InnoTab Max App OptionsThere are so many great apps to choose from.  They include the basics like reading and math, but also have apps that help with logic, spacial reasoning, and more.  As a parent, I like knowing that my kids are learning while they’re playing.  And the kids think the apps are really fun!  There are also parental controls that allow you to set limits and track progress which is awesome to see!

Don’t get me wrong…I love the educational value of the InnoTab Max, but what I REALLY LOVE is Premium VTech Kid Connect which allows the twins to send me text messages, photos, and drawings from the InnoTab Max to my smartphone.   This is the coolest feature EVER!  Check out this video!

The VTech InnoTab MAX also comes with a heavy duty case to protect it (or you can remove it if your kids want to feel a little more grown up).  The case also features a handle and a flip and fold feature which makes it easy to use! Our house is like a destruction zone, so I’m a big fan of the heavy duty case! :)

Usually when I try a product there are a few things that I don’t like or wish were different.  The only drawback that I can see is that I only have one VTech InnoTab MAX….and I’m a mom of twins! I guess this will be a great chance for them to practice sharing (or I could take Shayna’s advice and get her a pink one).

The VTech InnoTab MAX is seriously awesome and one of you are going to WIN one!!!

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!  {If you’re reading this in your email, click through to the blog post to enter!}

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Win a Family Trip for 4 from Atlantic Luggage

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

Do you need a vacation?  As I type this, I’m sitting on a plane on my way to Florida.  I’m actually somewhere above 10,000 feet (I love in-flight wi-fi).  I’m traveling with my hubby and 4 kids and we’re spending the next 5 days in Orlando.  We’ll spend a couple days at the pool, 2 days at Universal, and a day visiting with family and friends!  I’m not trying to rub it in, but if you could use a vacation (and let’s face it…we all would probably welcome a vaction), I have good news for you.  Atlantic luggage is giving away a family trip for 4…and if you can stick with me through all of my ramblings, I’l ltell you how to enter! :) 

I love to travel, but it can be daunting to pack for 6 people…especially when you’re flying and you have to keep your suitcases under 50 pounds each!  Fortunately, luggage nowadays is a whole lot lighter than it used to be.  Atlantic Luggage makes a wide variety of lightweight luggage that is versatile and makes it easy…or at least easier to pack for your family.  And because the luggage comes in a variety of colors and styles, you don’t have to worry about having the same bag as the other 99 people on your flight! 

See what I mean…isn’t this luggage awesome?

If you’re traveling as a family and you’re taking more than one suitcase, I highly recommend spreading out your clothes over multiple suitcases.  That way, if one suitcase gets lost, you still have clothes to wear.  {I’ve learned this the hard way}  Also, if you’re travling to a resort destination, make sure you pack your swimsuit in your carry-on, just in cae your other luggage doesn’t make it.  Last but not least, if you’re traveling with kids, you may want to check out these tips for traveling with kids!

So I promised you some info and I’m about to deliver! Right now, Atlantic Luggage and Delta Vacations have teamed up to give away a family trip for four to New York or San Diego.  Grand Prize package trip certificate is valid for: (a) round-trip economy air transportation valued at up to $450 per ticket for the Grand Prize winner and three (3) guests from a major U.S. airport serviced by Delta Air Lines near to the Grand Prize winner’s home (as determined by Sponsor), to a major U.S. airport serviced by Delta Air Lines near New York City or San Diego, CA (as chosen by winner and determined by Sponsor); (b) hotel accommodations at a participating Delta Vacations hotel in New York City or San Diego, C; (c) four (4) Atlantic® carry-on sized suitcases; and (d) $300 allowance to spend on their choice of Delta Vacations Tour or Activity packages.

I’d love to win this!  San Diego and New York City are 2 of my favorite cities!

So make sure you enter to win a family trip!

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Tackle Your Greasy Tools with #DawnBeyondTheSink & Enter This #Giveaway

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Dawn. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but as usual, all opinions are 100% mine.

Car on Jack Stands

My husband is a ninja when it comes to working on cars…and it’s a good thing because lately our cars have needed a lot of work.  I drive a bright yellow 2002 Ford Escape that I bought new with only 7 miles on it.  I totally love it, but it now has over 200,000 miles on it. I have no desire to get rid of it which means that my hubby has to play mechanic from time to time.   We also have a minivan (pictured above) that seems to have had a lot of bad luck lately.  My husband has spent nearly every Saturday for the last 3 months (or at least the Saturdays where we weren’t moving) working on that van.  He replaced the EGR valve multiple times due to a faulty sensor and finally he had to replace the catalytic converter.  There was also something wrong with the oil pan.  Needless to say,  it’s seriously dirty work.  His tools are disgusting…and don’t even get me started on the nice clothes he wears while his “work clothes” sit untouched in our closet…but I digress.  His tools are covered in caked-on grease and they’re not fit to be used for anything in the house because I worry about getting grease on everything in the house! (When I was in 4th grade I got grease on my mom’s white couch and to this day, grease gives me the heebeegeebees.)

When I was asked to use Dawn Dish Beyond the Sink to tackle some projects, I immediately thought of my husband’s greasy tools.  I decided I’d try to clean them up.  You probably know that Dawn is the dish soap that best cuts grease in the sink, but did you know it’s also the ultimate secret weapon for cleaning greasy messes throughout your home from kitchen surfaces, to laundry pre-treating, to greasy tools, or car wheels and bike tires.  Seriously, nothing beats Dawn at getting them clean. It’s amazing what a drop can do! I poured a gallon of hot water into a bucket, added a drop of Dawn and got to work.  I used a dish scrub brush but you could also use a sponge or dishrag to tackle them.  You want to make sure you don’t soak your tools as it can cause etching.

I just dipped my brush in the water and scrubbed.  It only took a minute to get the grease off.  When I was finished with each tool, I rinsed them in clean water and dried them with a towel.  Voila…tools that were clean and shiny and looked like new.  Dawn for the win!!!  I couldn’t believe how easy it was.

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If you’re thinking of tackling the dirty tools in your garage, there’s no time like the present!

Clean Greasy Tools with Dawn

  • Add a teaspoon of Dawn to a gallon of hot water.
  • With a dishrag or sponge, scrub away the grease and oil (do not soak hand tools as it can lead to etching).
  • When clean, thoroughly rinse them under running water and dry them with a towel right away.

There are so many great uses for Dawn…and they’re not limited to just dishes and tools!  Dawn has some great promotions going on that you don’t want to miss out on.  You’ll get lots of good info and you could win some really sweet prizes.

We’ll be talking about additional uses for Dawn on Tuesday, October 28th at the #DawnBeyondTheSink Twitter party.  The Twitter party starts at 9pm EST and you’ll want to RSVP.  There are some cool prizes!

Twitter Party:  RSVP and get more info here!

There’s also a Pinterest party going on from October 27th – November 24th.  Prizes include weekly prizes of $250 Target Gift Cards and a Grand Prize of a $700 Home Depot Gift Card. 

Pinterest Party: Get more info here!

Last but not least, you’ll want to enter to win a 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit. (ARV $600) Enter below!

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Suave Family Perks Program

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Global Influence. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!
Suave Hairspray

I’ve always been a beauty product snob.  While my frugal friends were buying drugstore makeup and hair products, I was saving money like crazy on all my other purchases so I could splurge on department store and salon quality products.  A few summers ago, I accidentally left my $25 hairspray at home when I went on vacation.  Rather than buy another $25 bottle, I thought I’d “make do” with something from Walmart.  I grabbed a bottle of Suave Professionals hairspray and that’s the only brand of hairspray I’ve used since that time.  I love the way it keeps my hair in place without making it stiff,  I love the smell of it, and I really like the price!  I now also use Suave Professionals shampoo and conditioner and Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo.  (If you’re a busy mom and you haven’t discovered dry shampoo, you need to grab a bottle for those I-didn’t-have-time-to-shower-but-I’d-like-to-look-like-I-did days.)  :)

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And now Suave has given me one more reason to love their product…the Suave Family Perks Program.  The Suave Family Perks program is a rewards program exclusively for Walmart shoppers.  Every time you purchase a Suave product at Walmart, you can scan your receipt to earn points that can be redeemed for $5 Walmart gift cards.

Suave Family Perks Program

While I’m quite particular to the products I mentioned above, Suave makes great products for the entire family You’ll want to check out Suave Kids detangling spray, Suave Mens 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, and Suave Naturals Body Lotion. Suave has got the whole family covered and at a price you can’t beat!

In honor of the new Suave Family Perks Program, you can register to win a $50 Walmart gift card!  That will take care of hair and skin care products for your family and will allow you to get a few things for Christmas too!

Enter using the following widget or click on the blue box below!

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Dell 48 Hour Giveaway {Hurry & Enter!}

Here’s a really sweet giveaway that’s going on right now!  My friends at Savings.com are giving away 12 Dell tablets! This giveaway is only a 48 hour giveaway, so hurry and enter!  All you need to do is enter your email to be entered to win!

Click here to enter!

Mother’s Day Giveaway: Win 1 of 9 Prizes

Mother’s Day is this weekend and while I’m totally not prepared for the moms in my life (I have a plan though), I’ve partnered with some amazing bloggers to bring you an awesome Mother’s Day Giveaway!  You can enter to Win 1 of 9 Fabulous Prizes from the sponsors shown above! There will be 9 different winners for this giveaway!

These prizes are awesome and are sure to make this a Mother’s Day to remember!

Prizes Include:

Enter to Win!

Entering is simple. Use the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is open to United States Residents only. Winners will be chosen via random.org. All Entries Will Be Verified. Winners will be drawn in the order prizes are listed on the rafflecopter widget. Winners will be contacted via email and will have 24 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway ends May 12, 2014.

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Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for participating in this event. This giveaway is sponsored by the companies mentioned above. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment.

AbbeyPost Made to Measure #CustomDress Giveaway

I love beautiful clothing.  I find it so frustrating that when my size ventures up into the plus-size range, the pickings are slim (literally).  Finding plus-sized clothing can be difficult, if not impossible…especially if you’re unusually proportioned.  I’m all about finding clothes that are designed for women like me…and finding clothes that are actually designed FOR me, well, that’s completely awesome and that’s exactly what AbbeyPost does!

AbbeyPost delights customers with beautiful, well made Plus Size wardrobe classics that fit perfectly. They are a vertically integrated brand enabled by cutting edge technologies. Their innovative real-time-manufacturing processes and 3D body measurement system combine to help them offer full custom Made to Measure apparel at department store prices, delivered in 2 weeks or less.

Perfect Fit: You’re going to love how you look and feel in your AbbeyPost Made to Measure outfits. Standard sizes don’t really fit anyone very well. So they don’t make clothes in standard sizes – they make them in your size, to your exact measurements.

Affordable: AbbeyPost Made to Measure costs the same as the mass-market stuff in a department store. But not only is it made just for you, you never have to pay for parking, alterations, or a snack to recover from all that time you spent in the dressing room. And shipping is free!

High Quality: A great-looking dress that falls apart after two washings does you no good. Your AbbeyPost Made to Measure clothes are made here in the USA of high quality fabrics. So they can handle how much you love them.

Quick and Easy: No trips to the mall, no hassles, and no trying on ten outfits just to find out you hate nine of them. Plus: your order arrives on your doorstep in just 10 business days or less. Hooray!

Join AbbeyPost for a Twitter party on April 1!

  • Time: 9-10 pm
  • Follow: @abbey_post
  • Hashtag: #CustomDress
  • Prizes: Four Sephora Gift Cards
  • Grand Prize: A Custom Made Dress

Make sure you RSVP for the Twitter Party so you have a chance to win prizes!

Enter below on the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win you own Custom Made to Measure Dress! This giveaway is open to US residents from March 3-15 2014.

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Disney on Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes {Giveaway}

Last year, our family had the privilege of seeing Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy.  We had an amazing time and the kids have talked about it frequently over the past year.  I’m so excited to announce that Disney on Ice is heading back to Fort Wayne.  This time they will be presenting Princesses & Heroes at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, March 6-9!

Here’s the description from the website:

Enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Prince Philip defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora. Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes where believing is just the beginning!

I’m super excited about seeing Jasmine and Aladdin!!!

You can save $3 on all performances except Opening Night when tickets are just $12 with code MICKEY.  You can also win tickets…scroll down to the bottom and fill out the Rafflecopter to enter.

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Enter to win 4 tickets to Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes in Fort Wayne.
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Disclosure: Feld Entertainment is providing me with 4 tickets to the show in exchange for sharing about it with you! No other compensation was provided!

No Fail Dinners {And a Chance to Win Amazon Gift Cards}

Ever had one of those days when someone asks you “What’s for dinner?” and you realize you haven’t even thought about dinner and it’s 5:15?  Yeah, I know that feeling all too well!

If you’re looking for some No Fail Dinners, you’ll want to enter this easy Pinterest contest and then check out the great dinner ideas!


Learn About Investing in Real Estate

I’m always interested in the different ways women can make a business work from home. It seems like every day there’s a new idea and the success stories are always inspiring. Recently I heard about Dean Graziosi and his effort to help stay at home moms. Dean Graziosi is a Real Estate investor and he’s spent a number of years training individuals on techniques and processes that have helped him find success.

In his opinion regardless of your location, urban or rural there is a place for you to fit in. His philosophy interests me so I sent an email to his site and explained a little about my blog and its purpose. I was surprised at his people’s response, they are sending me 2 of his best selling books. One book is for me and one book is for me to give away to a reader that has an interest in Real Estate. The book is supposed to contain helpful information to help us get started in the world of real estate investing.

I think this will be fun and exciting, the drawing and give away will be completed 3 weeks from today so please sign up if your interested. Graziosi offers helpful slide share videos and articles weekly. To give a little more information I will post some kind training from him once a week for the next 3 weeks. I think this will help us get a better understanding of who he is and what he is trying to help stay at home moms accomplish. Like I said before, I’m always interested in the different ways women can make a business work from home and  learning about real estate investing should be fun.

Not only will I be sharing info, but one of you will win a copy of Dean Graziosi’s book Your Town, Your Real Estate Profits.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!

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Win $25,000 in Amazon Gift Cards

Here is one of the best sweepstakes EVER! Amazon has just kicked off their Santa is coming to Amazon sweepstakes and they are giving away $25,000 in Amazon gift cards. One lucky winner will win $15,000, one lucky reader will win $5000, and 2 winners will each win $2500. I don’t know about you, but I could buy a whole lot of stuff with that money! :)

Go here to enter and win big!

All You Frightfully Fun Handbook {Giveaway}

 

All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook

I’ve never been one to make a big deal about Halloween…until this year. I’m more of a Christmas kind of girl, but from the time we got custody of the twins last December until now, Halloween has been at the front of their minds.  They’ve talked about it all year long!  They talk about costumes, decorations, and creepy food.  I had some fun food ideas since I like to make fun holiday foods, but I didn’t have a ton of decorations and I had no idea what we’d do for costumes.

Thankfully, my copy of the All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook arrived just in the nick of time! I’ve always loved All You magazine.  It’s full of recipes, coupons, and practical advice for everyday people.  I don’t have to be an interior decorator or gourmet chef to be able to achieve the results I’m hoping for.  Since this Halloween Handbook was put out by All You, I expected it to be pretty cool.

The All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook did not disappoint.  It had all the low-cost, big results ideas I’ve come to expect from All You.  The recipes were out of this world.  The Roasted-Garlic soup will be making a regular appearance on our menu-plan this winter!   And I’m planning on making the Peanut Butter Cup Pie this week…just because!

On top of the recipes, they had fabulous costume ideas.  And you don’t have to be rich or a sewing genius to pull them off!  They have a Bubble Bath costume that is darling for a little one.  If you’re looking for a family costume, the Family Circus costumes are quite cute.

And if you’re looking to throw the Halloween bash of the year without breaking the bank, The All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook can help with that as well.  Whether you’re looking to Decorate Your Digs or Haunt Your House, the All You Frightfully Fun Halloween Handbook has you covered!

The 192-page book is $16.95 and published by Time Home Entertainment Inc.  You can purchase it at B&N.com, Food Lion, Raley’s, Save-Mart, and at some Walmart locations. You can also purchase it on Amazon for only $13.51. (Amazon prices change quickly, so verify the price before purchasing.)

And two lucky readers are going to each win their very own copy!  I will notify the winners on Monday and they will each have 24 hours to respond with their mailing address!

Enter in the Rafflecopter form below.  If you are reading this through an RSS feed or email, you will need to click here to enter.

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Dining Out with Kids {And a Giveaway}

Disclosure: The posts is a sponsored post.  Restaurant.com (through Mom Spark Media) provided me with gift cards in order to share this info with you and facilitate this giveaway. As always, I only share info that I think is helpful to you and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Now that school is underway and our schedule is busier than ever, it’s hard to always coordinate family dinners at home.  Thankfully, Restaurant.com has me covered.

Restaurant.com offers great deals on restaurant gift certificates which means I can eat out with my family without totally throwing off my budget.

Restaurant.com recently conducted a survey about eating out with kids and this is what they found:

I love eating out with my family as it often gives them a chance to try foods that they wouldn’t get to try at home. It also gives them a chance to work on their table manners.

Restaurant.com recently put together a list of the 25 most kid friendly restaurants. If you have one of these in your neck of the woods, you ought to take your family and go check it out.

TGI Friday’s- Greenville, SC
Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante & Party Center- North Royalton, OH
BB King’s Restaurant & Blues Club- Orlando, FL
Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue- Elk Grove Village, IL
Vazzy’s Cucina- Shelton, CT
Yogurtini- Overland Park, KS
Harvest Grill- Coon Rapids, MN
Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt- Rock Hill, SC
Estela’s Mexican Restaurant- New Port Richey, FL
Wolfgang Puck Bistro at Macy’s South Coast Plaza- Costa Mesa, CA
Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s Southdale- Edina, MN
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant at Chandler Mall- Chandler, AZ
Thirsty Marlin Largo Grill and Bar- Largo, FL
Greenbrier Restaurant- Gatlinburg, TN
Anna’s Pizzeria- Apex, NC
Pittsburgh Steak Co.- Pittsburg, PA
Ground Round Grill & Bar- Bangor, ME
Horton’s Seafood- East Providence, RI
Shula’s America’s Steak House- Center Valley, PA
Barn and Company- Chicago, IL
Harmon Brewery and Eatery- Tacoma, WA
Seaside Grill- Pompano Beach, FL
La Parrilla Suiza- Mesa, AZ
Magic Time Machine- Dallas, TX

Restaurant.com is offering a $25 gift certificate to one lucky Simplified Saving reader.  Enter on the Rafflecopter form below.

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EW RoadTrip $400 Discount Code {Or Win a Ticket to #RoadTrip2013}

Disclosure: I’m a Silver Sponsored RoadTrip Mom! I received a Silver Ticket to #RoadTrip2013 in exchange for sharing my honest opinion about this conference. And honestly…I can’t remember the last time I was so excited about a conference!! Hope to see you there!

I’m a big believer in personal development.  I love to learn.  I love to become better at what I do, so whenever I have a chance to sit under people who are more advance than I am at something, I jump at the chance.

A few months ago, my friend Cherie (you may know her as the Queen of Free) posted about a new social media conference that she would be speaking at called EW Roadtrip.  As I checked out the website, I realized this would be WAY more than your average social media conference…and I’m going!!!!!

The first thing I noticed on the EW Roadtrip website is that this conference is being billed as the Largest Branding & Strategy Educational Conference in North America.  This conference encompasses business & leadership, technology innovation, cyber branding, social media, and blogging.  The hosts, keynote speakers, and workshop leaders reads like a “Who’s Who in the World of Business, Blogging, and Online Strategy.”

This conference is hosted by Tanyalynette (TL) Palmo and Chris LoCurto.  If you’re not familiar with Tanyalynette, she is the creative genius behind RoadTrip 2013 and is the blogging queen behind EverydayWindshield.com.  Tanyalynette also serves as the Chief Innovations Officer at GreenWave Technology Corp, a division of the Allaxoun Group Inc.  I absolutely love Tanyalynette’s passion for changing the world!

If you’re not familiar with Chris LoCurto, he was one of Dave Ramsey’s Key Leaders for over 12 years and served as the VicePresident of Live Events.  He oversaw The Total Moneymakeover LIVE events and also partnered with Dave to develop EntreLeadership.  He has an amazing knowledge of business and his blog provides powerful insights into leadership, managing people, and financial stewardship.  It’s seriously good stuff!

I could go on and on about the speakers, the workshop leaders, and all the reasons I’m excited about EW RoadTrip, but I’ll save that for another day!  If you’re interested in purchasing a ticket to EW RoadTrip, you can use discount code LTSS to save $400 on the price of any ticket.  I’m also giving away 1 BLUE Ticket to EW Roadtrip ($1,125 value).

Enter to win on the Rafflecopter form below.

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Search and Buy “On In Beauty” iPad Mini #GIVEAWAY

With four fabulous kids, a wonderful husband, a full-time job, and a blog I often find myself running around like a crazy lady.  And with all that stress and running around, I need all the beauty help I can get. Plus, to top it off, I’m not getting any younger!  I’d love to roll back the clock and bring back the tone and texture of younger looking skin. Now I can with the new On In Beauty Beauty System. On In Beauty is a revolutionary new skincare system consisting of a nourishing topical cream and a naturally sourced dietary supplement that works on the outside and inside. 

 

 

On In Beauty is clinically proven to improve skin hydration, elasticity and UV protection in just 2 weeks.  It uses lutein, a natural antioxidant, sourced from marigolds which achieves fast absorption into skin cells to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
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 Purchase On In Beauty

Reduce photochemical damage from the harsh summer rays with clinically proven skin care working ON your skin and IN your skin.  On In Beauty is now available at select Vitamin World stores.  Not all stores carry On In Beauty yet.  However, check out our search and buy contest below for your chance to win an iPad mini!  Simply click here to find your local Vitamin World Store and let us know in the entry form below if you purchase On In Beauty at Vitamin World as you will gain 10 bonus entries to the contest. 

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I am so excited to join The Freebie Junkie and bring you this great event sponsored by On In Beauty

 One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries to receive a 16GB iPad Mini (Wi-Fi) valued at $329!  Complete the tasks on the Rafflecopter form below.  All entrants must complete the mandatory entry to be eligible to win!  Good Luck!

 

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 Giveaway Ends Sunday August 25th @ 11:59pm EST


Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Baking Mixes (and a Baking Giveaway)

When I made the decision to try a gluten-free lifestyle, I figured I’d hate it and it wouldn’t help with my lupus!  Imagine my surprise when I started feeling not just a little better…but a lot better!  One of the things I worried most about when I started eating gluten-free was not being able to eat desserts or find quick and easy convenience products.  Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not opposed to being creative in the kitchen or baking from scratch, but with 4 kids and a busy schedule, there are times that I want to be able to grab a box and whip something up without worrying about whether I have all the ingredients I need.  Thankfully, my good friend Betty Crocker didn’t disappoint me.  Betty Crocker has a whole line of gluten-free products and they’ve just added Sugar Cookies and a Rice Flour Blend to the mix. We’ve made cookies, cake, and my favorite…brownies! And if they’re baking mixes weren’t enough, my favorite Betty Crocker Frosting Flavor (Rainbow Chip) is also gluten free and is absolutely fabulous on brownies, cupcakes, and cookies.  Ok…who am I kidding? It’s possible I’ve been known to eat it right out of the container. :)

If you haven’t had a chance to check out their baking mixes, I highly recommend that you head to your local grocery store to check them out.

And as a special treat, one lucky reader of Simplified Saving is going to get a chance to to win a $60 baking prize pack.  Your prize pack will include a baking tool set and an 8″ square cake pan (which is the perfect size for baking brownies).

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. If you’re reading this in an email or reader, you may need to click through to the post to enter.

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Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark, but my love for brownies, cookies, and Rainbow Chip frosting is completely my own!

Baby Shower Cake Pops Giveaway

Hey everyone!  I’m thrilled to be co-hosting a Baby Shower Cake Pops Giveaway.  This giveaway is hosted by Information on Surrogacy with co-hosts, Mom 2 Bed by 8, Budget EarthStay a Stay at Home Mom and of course…moi!  The giveaaway is sponsored by Tunky Monkey.

How much fun are baby showers? We get to celebrate a new life just beginning – both for the new baby, and the new mom. Plus, any time there is an excuse for desserts is a good time! And just look at the tasty treats we have in store for you!

About TunkyMonkey:
We are James and Melissa and are a husband and wife team teaming in the kitchen to make your day just a little bit sweeter! TunkyMonkey’s Sweet Treats started off as a grieving mechanism after our son passed away weeks after his birth due to heart complications. Making sweets in the kitchen TOGETHER helped not only with the healing process but also gave us a way to honor our son in some way.

We specialize in everything from cake pops with character themes (such as Sesame Street,Disney, etc) to fancy schmancy cake pops. Personalization is #1. Your input and creativity is as important as ours and we do are best to portray it onto our pops. If you have a picture or a particular flavor your craving, we can do our very best to design it and bake it up with our unique tunky monkey twist and voilà. That simple.

Our sweets (chocolate dipped pretzels, oreos, cake ups etc,.) are great addition to any dessert table, baby revealing events or as favors for your guest.

Shipping available throughout the continental U.S. except Alaska, Hawaii and Canada.

Discounts available. See our website for details.

Cake pops we do, chocolates we love! TunkyMonkey’s has it all!

Visit TunkyMonkey’s Sweet Treats to Customize Your Next Celebration!

Enter to win the $100 TunkyMonkey’s Cake Pops for any celebration (yes, even, “it’s Friday! Whoo!”) in your life via the Rafflecopter below:

Giveaway Details:

  • One winner will receive $100 TunkyMonkey’s Sweet Treats
  • Giveaway runs June 05 – June 25
  • Open USA only, sorry, no Alaska/Hawaii
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  • This blog is not responsible for prize shipment and was not compensated for this post
  • Questions? Contact Stay a Stay at Home Mom

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Spray N Splash Giveaway {Fun in Your Backyard}

Summer is almost here!  If your family is like mine, you’ll be looking for fun things to keep your kids entertained and occupied this summer.  And if at all possible, you want to do it without breaking the bank.  If you want tons of summer fun right in your backyard, you’re in luck!

Welcome to the Spray ‘n Splash 2 Inflatable Water Park Giveaway hosted by Sweet Silly Sara, Sublime Media Connection, It’s Free At Last, Simplified Saving, With a Side Of Thriftiness, and The Adventures of My Family of 8.


The Spray ‘n Splash 2 brings all the fun of a the water park to your backyard. This inflatable will bring hours upon hours of enjoyment to your family and it will save you time and money. Imagine not having to spend a lot of time in the car, a lot of money on gas or admission to a water park and still hearing  delighted laugher from your kids. The Spray ‘n Splash 2 from Blast Zone can accomplish all of that and then some.


This is a durable, high quality inflatable that is super easy to set up. Within minutes you can have this inflatable water park set up and ready for summer fun with your family. The fun doesn’t have to end when swimming season does. You can add play balls to the pool area and create super sliding ball pit style fun for your kids, making this a great multi season source of recreation.

Sweet Silly Sara had the chance to review this really cool product from Blast Zone. You can check out her review and find out if this product lived up to her expectations of family fun by clicking here.

One very lucky reader is going to win the Spray ‘n Splash 2  inflatable water park just in time for summer! This giveaway begins on 5/10/13 and ends on 5/17/13. This prize is valued at $299.99.

The participating bloggers are not responsible for the delivery of this prize, the sponsor Blast Zone will handle shipment of the Spray ‘n Splash 2. Blast Zone offers a variety of commercial inflatables and bounce houses in assorted sizes and prices to bring endless hours of fun to your family.

This giveaway is in no way affiliated with facebook. I hereby release facebook from any possible liabilities.

Good Luck and thanks for entering!

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Spring Skincare Essentials Giveaway

It still hasn’t warmed up here in Indiana.  And while I’m not convinced that it ever will, I’m dreaming of warmer days.  And with warmer days comes sundresses and shorts which means it’s time to get my skin in tiptop shape.  As we all approach spring, you may need to change up your skin care routine.

I’m thrilled to tell you that one lucky reader is going to win “Springtime Skincare Essentials” featuring products from Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies like sun protection, acne solutions and lightweight lotions…all the essentials to get skin looking and feeling its best!

And whether you win the Springtime Skincare Essentials or not, you can still be a winner by saving money on your purchases.  For savings on all your springtime essentials, check out HealthyEssentials.com.  Saving is a cinch – just download coupons for great deals on your favorite products from NEUTROGENA®, LUBRIDERM®, AVEENO® and more!

While you’re showing off that healthy, radiant skin, don’t forget to snap a photo using the new mobile app, Donate a Photo! For every photo shared through the free app, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to a cause that you choose from a rotating list. Help a newborn get medicine to thrive, protect kids against sports injuries or restore a public park! Visit healthyessentials.com/our-caring to find out how to download the Donate a Photo app.

And now for the giveaway details…

“Spring Skincare Essentials” giveaway (valued at approximately $60) includes:

NEUTROGENA® Naturals Acne Cream Cleanser ($7.99): Keep those humidity-induced breakouts at bay with this naturally-derived cleanser. It’s clinically proven to penetrate deep down into pores to treat breakouts and help prevent new ones from forming, delivering smooth, blemish-free skin for your big night out!

NEUTROGENA® Naturals Acne Spot Treatment ($8.99): For those blemishes that just can’t be avoided, dab on this naturally-derived spot treatment to stop zits in their tracks and prevent new ones from forming.

LUBRIDERM® Soothing Relief Daily Lotion ($8.99): Flaunt some seriously healthy-looking, touchably soft skin this spring. This breakthrough formula contains a unique Soothing Complex that delivers long-lasting comfort and a clean, non-greasy feel for smooth, sexy skin from head to toe.

AVEENO® PROTECT + HYDRATE™ SPF 30 ($9.99): Sun protection is a must for safely enjoying your favorite outdoor activities this spring! ENVIROGUARD™ Technology offers long-lasting, photostable UVA/UVB sun protection, while ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat works to replenish the skin barrier compromised by dehydration caused by sun, chlorine, salt water and sweat.

AVEENO® Skin Relief Healing Ointment ($9.99): For those extra-dry, chafed or cracked areas that need a little more love, dab on this brand new ointment. Multi-purpose petrolatum helps soothe scaling, peeling and cracking skin and lips while locking in moisture on the skin’s surface.

NEOSPORIN® ECZEMA ESSENTIALS™ Daily Moisturizing Cream ($13.99): Even those with eczema can dare to bare this spring thanks to this moisturizing cream, which is clinically shown to restore visibly healthier skin in three days. The gentle formula goes beyond ordinary daily lotions to relieve the dryness, itch and irritation associated with eczema.

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