Saturday, October 29, 2011

Big G Super Heros

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Hold on to your capes for a breakfast of heroic proportions!
Big G cereals and DC Comics have combined powers in their dedicated efforts to promote reading among children. They have enlisted the help of the Justice League, from Batman to Wonder Woman to Green Lantern, and they are coming right to your breakfast table! Available now, specially marked Big G cereal boxes feature action packed, collectable Justice League comic books. 

Want more action adventure? Each comic contains a link to for continuations of each story, not to mention a cut-out DC Super Hero mask on the back of the box perfect for helping the Justice League fight crime at breakfast time!

**disclosure:  the above information was provided by DC Comics and General Mills through Pssst...

Rookie Bake-Off® Challenge

Pillsbury´s first-ever Rookie Bake-Off® Challenge has just begun!
The Rookie Bake-Off® Challenge consists of six weekly challenges, each providing you with a chance to win $500, 5 doable new recipes to vote on and use each week, and even inspiration from guest bloggers!
To enter for your chance to win each week, visit to check out the weekly challenge and submit your entry! Just keep in mind...

  • The whole shebang! Submit a recipe, story, and photo.
  • A quick fix! Prep time in 30 minutes or less.
  • A lot for a little! Five ingredients, including at least one Pillsbury refrigerated dough product.
  • All that and more! Keep in mind creativity, consumer appeal, appearance, and include an inspiring story. 
 To find more information and contest rules, visit

*disclosure:  above details from Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark

Swagbucks TWO Big Days Of Codes

Next week will be a can't miss at Swagbucks, as they run not one but TWO big days of codes! It all starts on Halloween Monday, with a series of Trick-or-Treat code hunts throughout the day. Then, on Thursday, it's another Swag Code Extravaganza - 60 Swag Bucks worth of codes being released throughout the day, plus special promotions, announcements and more! Be sure to go to the Swagbucks Blog at 7am Pacific Time Monday to join in the fun!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My New Smiley360 Campaign

Are you a member of  Once you qualify, you get accepted into missions to test products for review.   The newest mission is the Snuggle Exhilarations White Lilac & Spring Flowers™

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 By qualifying and joining the mission, I will receive:
  • One (1) 32 ounce Snuggle Exhilarations White Lilac and Spring Flowers™ fabric softener
  • The Snuggle Exhilarations White Lilac and Spring Flowers™ Information and Sharing Guide

For more information on the product and its usage click here

Like Snuggle on Facebook

If you aren't a member of, join here

**disclosure:  I will be receiving this product for my review, opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hanes® Virtual Comfort Package For Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, come on over to the Hanes Pink Facebook page and send a FREE personalized, virtual "Comfort Package".  For each package sent, Hanes will donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (up to $25,000) to promote early detection and provide mammograms to those in need.  This application is one of the many ways Hanes contributes to breast cancer awareness.  Since 2009, Hanes has made cash, and donations totaling $1 million and this year is donating $125,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 

The Comfort Package was created to bring smiles, and comfort to fans in a small but very meaningful way.  The application is customizable with photos, videos, recipes, T-shirt designs, music, and message.  Sending a virtual comfort package not only will brighten someone's day along with bringing enjoyment but you will also be helping to promote and provide early detection of breast cancer for those who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity.  

While you are on the Pink Tab at the Hanes Facebook app, check out the video of Hanes employees interviewed who have been affected by this terrible disease in some way or other.  And also, The Words of Comfort Wall where fans can leave words of encouragement and support for those impacted.  

Send a smile today and send joy for a better tomorrow!

*disclosure: I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing.  All opinions stated in the post are my own.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

$4 off Coupon Vicks® Nature Fusion™

Reserve your $4 OFF coupon* for Vicks® Nature Fusion

Vicks® Nature Fusion is a new
cold and flu liquid that is flavored
with natural honey instead of
artificial flavors.**

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rite Aid Shopping Trip 10/15

This was a pretty good trip, ended up paying OOP $8.58 and receiving $8.50 in UP Rewards.  I'm getting better!!

2 Chef Boyrdee cans @ $1.79 - 2 FREE Coupons = FREE  and recieved $2.00 UP Rewards

1 Crest Complete @ $2.99 - $1.00 MFR = $1.99 and received $1.50 UP Rewards

3 A&W Rootbeers @ 1.33 =  $3.99 and received $2.00 UP Rewards

2 Stayfree Maxi Pads @ 2/$6.00 - 2 MFR @ $1.00 each = 2/$4.00 and received $3.00 UP Rewards

1 Antacid @ $3.86

OOP = $8.58

Monday, October 17, 2011

Winner Of My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software

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Congratulations and email will be sent shortly!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Swagbucks 5 for 5 Promo

Swagbucks has a great new promotion going on and it'll run until the end of this year.

Get at least 5 new referrals who are NOT members of your household or sharing an address with you.

  •  Each referral must earn 50 Swag Bucks after joining, not including any bonuses they may get during sign up.
  • Once your 5 (or more) referrals each earn that minimum of 50 Swag Bucks, you've qualified for a bonus of 500 Swag Bucks, which will be applied at the end of each month, so if you've get it done in October, you'll earn your bonus early! If you earn it in November, you'll get your bonus then.
  • Only one bonus per person. This is in addition to the 1000 in matching search bucks that can be earned from each referral. 
And if you are new to Swagbucks  enter the code 5For5  during sign up and you'll get a bonus 70 Swag Bucks, bringing you to a total of 100 Swag Bucks to start with. The code is live now and will expire at 12pm PT on Monday, October 17th.

Kashi TLC and Kashi Cereal Review

I was given the great opportunity to sample and share the Kashi TLC Peanutty Dark Chocolate Layered Granola Bar, Kahsi TLC Soft Baked Cereal Bars, and Kashi Cinnamon Harvest Cereal.

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One thing is for sure, I've already had the pleasure of trying the Kashi Cereal Bars only because they are the only cereal bar on the market that I've seen that doesn't contain milk.  My son is highly allergic to milk and milk products and these cereal bars do come in handy for a great snack.  They come in three great flavors
  • Blackberry Graham
  • Ripe Strawberry
  • Cherry Vanilla
They contain 3g of fiber, all natural goodness, and no high fructose corn syrup.  Definitely a keeper in this house!

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The Peanutty Dark Chocolate Layered Granola Bars are just one word...DELISH!  They definitely do not skimp on the chocolate, that is one thick layer!!

Each bar starts with our signature blend of 7 whole grains for a hearty, natural wholesomeness. The chewy granola base is then topped with real fruit spread and hearty nuts. And with 4g of fiber, 4g of protein and real fruit, they're as nutritious as they are tasty.
Also available in
  • Dark Chocolate Coconut
  • Pumpkin Pecan

These bars were a great addition in my girls' lunch for school and also make a great pick me up in the afternoon for that in between time.

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The Cinnamon Harvest Cereal are organic wheat biscuits baked with sweet cinnamon.
  • 47g whole grains
  • High fiber
  • Low fat
  • Sodium free
  • USDA Organic—Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International 

In my opinion these were a hit with the kids.  I only got to taste one biscuit as I was pouring a bowl for my son and I must say again they aren't skimpy on the cinnamon...very flavorful!

For more information on these products and other products go to

**disclosure:  Thank you to for providing me with the above product to sample and share.  Opinions are my own, yours may differ.  

Tonka XT Ricochet Tricksters R/C Review

Do you believe Christmas is right around the corner?  Before we know it, it'll be here!  Are you looking for a fun, engaging toy with an endless use of the imagination?  Tonka XT Ricochet Tricksters R/C could be that toy.  

Tonka XT Ricochet Tricksters R/C are a new remote control stunt vehicle from Hasbro that lets your child create, compete, and all around have a ball
I, or let me say my kids, were given the opportunity to review this product and this little R/C car was a hit.  There is a "trick trigger" function on the remote that lets you perform one of three pre-programmed stunts 
  • Rampage Flip
  • Buzzsaw Spin 
  • Zig-Zag Jolt

And the Tonka XT Ricochet Tricksters can drive on two sides, so there is no upside down and no interruption of play.

  • Requires five AA batteries for the controller
  • Requires one 20-30 minute charge for 15-30 minute of run time
  • Intended for indoor use
  • Available at Walmart, Target, Toy R Us, and Kmart
  • Retails approximately $24.99 
  • Recommended for Ages 6+

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    Our Opinion

    My children got right into the fun once I opened up the package. Although it is hard to control at first we got the hang of it quickly and experienced the tricks. My kids do have one complaint, the battery charge didn't last as long as it states.  We did do the required 20-30 minute charge and it seemed to last only approximately 10 minutes, but overall the kids enjoyed playing with it as you can see in the above video.

     For more information visit

    And visit to learn more about Hasbro's Tonka XT Ricochet Tricksters

    **disclosure:  I'm a member of and received this product to facilitate my review.  My opinions are my own, and receiving did not alter my opinion.

    Hot New Target Sample Barista K-Cup Coffeehouse

    Friday, October 14, 2011

    CVS Shopping Trip 10/10 ....WOW!

    I'm a little late posting this, but I just want to say WOW!  I never got the opportunity to leave CVS paying out of pocket $.90 for everything.  I was super excited about this trip.

    3 M&M's @ 2/$5.00- 2 MFR @ $1.00 each = $5.50

    2 Milky Way Fun Size Bags @ 2/$5.00 - $1.50 MFR (found in the All You Oct issue) = $3.50

    5 Lipton Teas @ 5/$5.00 - 2 MFR @ $1.00 each = 5/$3.00

    Used $10.00 ECB from previous shopping and $1.50 ECB from summer earnings

    Total OOP = $.90

    Pretty awesome!!! Oh, and I earned $4.00 ECB

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    Cerra™ Be Aware ~ Act ~ Reflect™ Come Journey To A Better YOU

    This week or weeks lately have been very stressful for me.  If it's not one thing, it's the other.  I guess that is part of being a "MOM", always running in twenty different directions.  I wouldn't change it for the world, but "phew"!  Well, I deserve some "me time" and that is where Cerra™ comes in.  I am a member of and was offered to review the"Cerra Be Aware, Act, Reflect™" program, and of course a little "me time" will not be turned down. 

    The name Cerra is derived from Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture. As Cerres nurtured growing plants and oversaw the abundance of harvests, Cerra's focus is also on growth - personal growth.

     When my Cerra™ Moments kit arrived it contained
    • Three Tea Bags in Grounded, Creative Energy and Gratitude varieties
    • Creative Energy Sensory Oil
    • Dissolving Notes and Pen
    • sample size lotion
    • Gratitude Keepsake Notes
    • Cerra Booklet and Journal

    These items above are "tools" that will help me relax and make me feel better about the stresses of the day. 

    Cerra™ experiences lead you on your journey to a happier, more balanced life by helping you be aware of your thoughts and feelings, act with thoughtful intention, and reflect on your experiences.

     I've only experienced part of the Cerra™ products, I have used the lotion.  Just applying the lotion and taking the time to smell, I felt a little more relaxed and had the opportunity to think about what I'm grateful for.  Now it's time for some tea for some more reflection.  The more reflection, the more aware I'll be.

    For more information check out, they have many unique products that will help you to lead a more balanced life. Also you can join their community forum where you can discuss your journey towards a better YOU!

    TONITE, 10/5 join in for the Cerra™ Twitter party, @ 8pm EST.  The discussions will be all about the ever important "me time" and the possibly to win some great prizes.  Click here for all the details and to RSVP!

    ***disclosure:  I'm a member of and was given the above Cerra™ products for my honest review on the  "Cerra Be Aware, Act, Reflect™" shespeaks program.  Receiving did not alter my opinion and yours may differ

    Swagbucks Special Offers, A Great Way To Earn

    For those who enjoy using Swagbucks reward points to get free stuff, there are lots of ways to earn - have you tried Special Offers?

    Special Offers gives you a way to rack up Swag Bucks quickly by taking actions ranging from surveys to free trials to making purchases to liking a Facebook page or simply watching videos. Take the action, get the bucks. It's that simple.

    There are plenty of free offers as well as those that reward you for buying something - you have complete control over your Special Offers experience. The Special Offers page has hundreds of offers from recognized brands through a number of different providers, and the Swagbucks Team works hard to ensure that only the most honest and rewarding offers make it to the page.

    You can visit the Swagbucks Special Offers page or look for offers on the rotating images in the Swagbucks homepage. From time to time, Team Swagbucks will send you an message to your Swagbucks inbox containing a limited time offer, so check there frequently! If you ever have reason to believe that an offer is not what it promises, please send an email to so their team can take the appropriate actions.

    Try it out today!

    Be on the lookout for a special contest happening next week at  
    in which the Special Offers are featured!
    If you aren't a member join today

    **disclosure:  post created on behalf of, above contains affiliated links