Friday, December 23, 2011

Review: Palm Beach Green Sterling Anabella Curtains


I was recently given the chance to review a set of Palm Beach Green Sterling Anabella curtains (retail value $650) from BabyBeddingZone.  The curtains are made of 100% Egyptian cotton and are 100% washable - which is PERFECT for a child's room!  The Palm Beach curtains include 2 white pique drapery panels with scalloped edge trim in blue, pink, or green. They're 96" long, have a rod pocket top, and are lined with white cotton. They also include double sided tie backs in white pique with accent color on the reverse.








REVIEW:


When I received the package in the mail, I was surprised at how heavy the curtains were.  Being thick and made of 100% Egyptian cotton, these curtains are not the thin wispy curtains you would buy at a cheap chain-store.  I knew the curtains would be 96" but I did not fully grasp how huge that was.  Since my son is 7 months old and grabs EVERYTHING, at this time we need to keep the curtains out of reach so he does not pull on them and rip the curtain rod from the wall and hurt himself, so the length was a little bit of an issue but if you have a sewing machine - you can easily tack them up or you can just raise the curtain rod a little.  If your child is a few years old or more, length will not be as much of an issue.  Being a beautiful white, it is highly beneficial that these curtains are 100% washable and do not require dry cleaning.  The curtains have a nice thickness to help keep some light out of the room during nap time.  The valance is not available for purchase online which is a shame since it would have been a nice touch to the curtains.  


Available for purchase at $65 at BabyBeddingZone, these curtains are definitely worth their value.  Regular retail value is $650 so $65 is a steal!  BabyBeddingZone has other adorable curtains as well.  Check them out here!
















I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Monday, December 19, 2011

Giveaway: Become Betty Crocker!

Utah Coupon Deals has teamed up with several other sites to bring you an awesome giveaway: Become Betty Crocker!


In this giveaway you will have the chance to win:
  • Baking Set (complete with bowl, spatula, scrapper, spoon, hot pad, measuring cups, measuring spoons and more!)
  • $20 Walmart Gift Card
  • Two sets of Baking Coupons (sponsored by SuperFrugalStephanie and Shore Savings with Patti).
Giveaway will run from 12/19-12/30/11. Winner be be chosen on 12/31 using random.org and will be emailed. Winner will have 24 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. Good Luck!



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Monday, December 12, 2011

Review: Qwik Shower Big Wet Wipes




I was given the opportunity to review a small sample pack of Qwik Shower Big Wet Wipes.  When I received the package in the mail, I was surprised at how large they were!  The 10x12 wipes are larger than paper towel sheets...and pretty thick too!  They come premoistened so you don't even have to search for a sink or water bottle.  


With a 6 month old in the house, we always have something to clean.  I used the wipes to clean off his bumbo seat, high chair, his ABC mat on the floor, and they worked great.  These wipes will be great to keep in the diaper bag or my purse.  If I don't need a full one - I can just tear it and use part of one and save the rest for later.  The wipes are also safe to wipe yourself down after working out in the yard or even exercising.


The wipes are available for purchase and right now you can get them shipped for free.






I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Friday, December 2, 2011

Enter to win a Kindle Fire (arv. $199)

The Kindle Fire has a full color 7” display and is wifi enabled! 
Access 18 million shows, songs, magazines and books.  
You can even play games, watch movies and shows on Netflix and Hulu and it has 
ultra-fast web browsing.  
Comes with FREE cloud storage and a free month of Amazon Prime! 

Popular Science Magazine only $5/year!

My husband LOVES this magazine...and I don’t mind flipping through it either! 
Regular   $47.00
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Shipping for magazines is always FREE 

**HOT** 8gb mp3 player only $6.55 shipped!!!!

WOW! This is a great stocking stuffer at this price!  
Get one for everyone in the family and you won’t have to fight over music anymore! 
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Buy 3 and pay only $5.64 each! And they do accept paypal! 

**Note** this is NOT an Apple brand product.  

$5 for 1 year of Cosmopolitan Magazine!!!

Usually Cosmopolitan magazine is at least $2.00 for an issue at the grocery store or Walmart...BUT you could get a full year of 12 issues for just $5.00 shipped!!! 
Christmas gift... birthday.... splurge for yourself...whatever it may be, this is an 
AWESOME PRICE! 
Save even more if you already have Amazon credit! 

Fresh Ideas Panel - females wanted!!! *Monthly $200 gift card giveaways*

Fresh Ideas (by Pepperidge Farm) has created a female-only panel and is looking for new members and they are giving away monthly prizes and $200 gift cards!  
Fresh Ideas is looking for thoughts and feedback regarding food and why you choose the foods that you choose.  


Here is what they have to say:
“Become a member of our Fresh Ideas Panel! Please share your thoughts with us on our product ideas and offerings. By sharing your opinions with us you are eligible for monthly giveaways.”

Two FREE baby magazines! (sometimes they have coupons inside!)

BabyTalk and AmericanBaby are two baby magazines that are available for FREE
I get these in the mail once a month and they usually have some sort of coupons in them and of course..great tips and articles for parents! 

The NCP is BACK! Hurry hurry! *New zip codes added*!!!

The Nielsen Consumer Panel is back and accepting a limited number of new applicants!
HURRY! This always fills extremely fast!   

They have even added new zipcodes to the list of acceptable locations! 
NO LANDLINE REQUIRED
Members of the NCP are eligible for 
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Growing up, I lived across the country from my grandparents so we had to mail our Christmas presents to them.  I can just picture their faces if they would have received one of these - they would have LOVED it!
Create your free 8x10 canvas and have it sent to you or send it to someone as a Christmas gift!  If you would like to create a canvas bigger than 8x10, you will get 40% off the regular price and free shipping! 
If you have paypal, you can even use that to pay - which is pretty great if you have won any paypal money from a giveaway lately! 
Thursday, December 1, 2011

Review: Boot Stroot

When I first heard of the Boot Stroot, my first thoughts were that it was just another cheesy product like a lot of the "As seen on tv" items.  Lately I've been realizing there's a lot of genius behind products like this; they are so simple yet so helpful!!!  After trying the Boot Stroot, I decided it is a MUST-HAVE this winter!  




The Boot Stroot holds your pants in place so your jeans never ride up your leg!  Stand, sit, dance or run; the Boot Stroot ensures that your pants stay where they belong! They are available in brown, blue or black.  




I received a set of brown Boot Stroots to try and review.  I did not have a pair of boots to try them with but what girl doesn't like an excuse to go shoe shopping? ;)  The Boot Stroots are small so they fit in my purse while I headed to a shoe store to go boot shopping! 


I found a pair of boots in my size that I liked and got my Boot Stroots out.  Within seconds, I had them wrapped around my pant legs right above my ankles, holding the pant leg down and tight to my legs.  When I tried on a pair of boots, I realized the genius behind the Boot Stroots.  I don't have the figure to wear "skinny jeans" at this time so my jeans would have otherwise bunched up and looked ridiculous with boots over them.  With the Boot Stroots, I actually felt comfortable wearing boots with my jeans and my jeans stayed down as I walked around!  When you are done with them, they are as easily removable as they were to put on! 




I would definitely pay $8.99 for a set of Boot Stroots instead of buying all new jeans.  They work wonders and are so simple!  I tried on a few more pairs of boots before I found a pair I wanted to buy and the Boot Stroot stayed in place the whole time.


Visit the Boot Stroot website to order your own pair of Boot Stroots for this winter! 







I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Saturday, November 26, 2011

Review: Smiley Cookies



I was given the opportunity to review 12 delicious Smiley Cookies....and do believe me - there is nothing left of them! :)  

The Smiley Cookies are free of trans fats, they are kosher, and they are made in a nut-free facility.  Remaining fresh for a minimum of a week in a closed container, these cookies make a great gift for any occasion.  On the Smiley Cookie website, you can find a variety of cookie styles - flowers, colorful smileys, heart shaped cookies, 12-inch cookies, and more.  


I was given the opportunity to try the Holiday cookies - a mix of 6 gingerbread and 6 sugar cookies.  They arrived in a cute smiley box that I will definitely be keeping to reuse as a gift box or keepsake box.  


When I opened the plastic container to try the cookies, I was surprised at how soft they were!  I have never much cared for the flavor of gingerbread but as I tried one of the gingerbread Smiley Cookies, I was surprised!  It had a light gingerbread flavor - enough to get a good taste but not overbearing like some cookies I had tried before.  When I bit into a sugar cookie, I was instantly in love.  The cookies had smooth texture and were not messy to eat.  

If you are interested in purchasing the same holiday cookie package as I reviewed, visit the Smiley Cookie website.  Be sure to 'like' the Smiley Cookie Facebook page to get a 20% off coupon! 


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Friday, November 18, 2011

Review: Prefense Hand Sanitizer

As a new mother, I am always looking for ways to eliminate chemicals while also eliminating germs.  When I found out I was going to be reviewing a sample of Prefense hand sanitizer, needless to say, I was pretty excited! 
Prefense hand sanitizer is a silica based hand sanitizer.  The ingredients list is pretty short, which is always a good sign.  The main ingredient is Amosilq (silica) and the inactive ingredients are water, cocamidopropyl 

betaine, essential oil fragrance and citric acid.  Pretty simple, right? 
As a mom who is constantly washing my hands when I am around my 5 month old, I tend to get dry hands.  Every time you wash with soap and warm water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer, you are pulling 
essential oils from your skin.  The Prefense hand sanitizer has NO alcohol and has natural oils, preventing the dry hands you otherwise would get.  
Each spray lasts “all day” according to the Prefense website and my sample size 1.5 oz bottle contains 120 applications.  Prefense estimates that this will only cost you $0.08 per day to protect yourself against germs such as staph, strep, E.coli and MRSA.  
When sampling my Prefense hand sanitizer, I was surprised that there wasn’t a strong smell like so many other hand sanitizers have.  On the contrary, I could hardly smell it! There is a light “citrus breeze” scent but it was not overbearing and will not scare my son away when he is older and starts using hand sanitizer.  
The hand sanitizer was very easy to apply - it comes out as a foam instead of a glob like others I have used in the past.  The foam spreads easily when you rub your hands together, giving an even spread of sanitizer on your hands.  
I will definitely be keeping this in my purse to keep with me especially throughout winter with all of the flu germs floating around! 
Want to find out more or purchase your own Prefense hand sanitizer?  Visit their website or Amazon shop where you can purchase individual wipes or hand sanitizer or even combo packs!  Be sure to visit Prefense on Facebook and Twitter for new product alerts and information.





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Friday, November 11, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Prefense Hand Sanitizer


Review:

As a new mother, I am always looking for ways to eliminate chemicals while also eliminating germs.  When I found out I was going to be reviewing a sample of Prefense hand sanitizer, needless to say, I was pretty excited! 


Prefense hand sanitizer is a silica based hand sanitizer.  The ingredients list is pretty short, which is always a good sign.  The main ingredient is Amosilq (silica) and the inactive ingredients are water, cocamidopropyl 
betaine, essential oil fragrance and citric acid.  Pretty simple, right? 
As a mom who is constantly washing my hands when I am around my 5 month old, I tend to get dry hands.  Every time you wash with soap and warm water or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer, you are pulling 
essential oils from your skin.  The Prefense hand sanitizer has NO alcohol and has natural oils, preventing the dry hands you otherwise would get.  
Each spray lasts “all day” according to the Prefense website and my sample size 1.5 oz bottle contains 120 applications.  Prefense estimates that this will only cost you $0.08 per day to protect yourself against germs such as staph, strep, E.coli and MRSA.  
When sampling my Prefense hand sanitizer, I was surprised that there wasn’t a strong smell like so many other hand sanitizers have.  On the contrary, I could hardly smell it! There is a light “citrus breeze” scent but it was not overbearing and will not scare my son away when he is older and starts using hand sanitizer.  
The hand sanitizer was very easy to apply - it comes out as a foam instead of a glob like others I have used in the past.  The foam spreads easily when you rub your hands together, giving an even spread of sanitizer on your hands.  
I will definitely be keeping this in my purse to keep with me especially throughout winter with all of the flu germs floating around! 
Want to find out more or purchase your own Prefense hand sanitizer?  Visit their website or Amazon shop where you can purchase individual wipes or hand sanitizer or even combo packs!  Be sure to visit Prefense on Facebook and Twitter for new product alerts and information.

Win It!
Win your own full size 8oz (640 sprays) Prefense hand sanitizer by entering in the Rafflecopter widget below.  Giveaway will be open from November 11, 2011 to November 18, 2011.  The product will be sent to the winner from Prefense.  






I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Review: The Slice Safety Cutter




The Slice Safety Cutter is a small versatile cutter with a tiny ceramic blade near the tip.  I was sent one to review, so naturally, as a coupon clipper, I tested the Safety Cutter by cutting coupons with it.  The Slice Safety Cutter sells for $5.99 on the Slice Product website


The Safety Cutter specifications as listed on the Slice website:

  1. -Ceramic blade lasts longer than steel
    - Stays sharp and never rusts
    - Built-in magnet and key-ring hole
    - Rubberized non-slip finish
    - Finger-Friendly™ Design
    - For left- and right-handers
  

Personal Review:
The Safety Cutter is small and very easy to store whether in a coupon binder, your pocket or stuck to the fridge with the internal magnet.  The Safety Cutter is the size of just one handle of the scissors I usually keep in my coupon binder.  
At a glance, I almost could not find the blade.  The ceramic blade is so tiny and barely sticks out of the plastic.  With an infant in the house, this is great.  I can shove the blade against my finger and it does not poke through.  However, if I hold it down and slide it across my skin, it will probably slice my skin but not very deep (I’m not testing that though!) 
The specifications list that the cutter has a rubberized non-slip finish.  It does feel slightly rubberized but not as much as some things that I have used.  When cutting coupons, I did not experience any slipping.
After cutting a few coupons, I noticed that no matter whether it was on computer paper or it was magazine paper or newspaper, there was a jagged edge where the Safety Cutter cut. To cut tape or plastic to open a package, this cutter would be great, but it is not my choice for coupon clipping.  
One of the specifications is that it is useable for left or right handers.  Being left handed, I know that most scissors and cutters do fit that description so that does not strike me as impressive. 
I will be continuing to use my scissors exclusively for coupon clipping, but this cutter will still be useful around the house and easily storable by sticking it to the fridge with its magnetization.  

Visit the Slice Products website to view this product and others. 





I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Saturday, October 29, 2011

Giveaway: Coupon Envelope --- ends 11/2/11

Hello everyone! I have a bunch of coupons that expire 11/13/11 that I don't want to be wasted, so I will give them to one lucky winner!!!

Once I draw an eligible winner, I will email the winner.  The winner will have until 11:59pm CST 11/4/11 to email me back with their mailing address.








Sunday, October 23, 2011

Successful shopping trip: October 23, 2011


Thrift Store + Target 

Items bought from Target:
2 Sally Hansen nail polish
2 Covergirl makeup
2 Suave Professionals products
2 Nivea body wash
2 Seventh Generation dish soap
1 (not pictured) package of Club Cracker sandwiches 
1 pair of black leggings

Items bought from Thrift Store: 
Travel baby bed/change pad
1 semi-formal dress (not pictured)
1 winter coat
24 pieces of baby clothing
12 shirts
2 pairs of jeans
2 pairs of pj pants




How much did I spend?

$17 including tax!

Breakdown:
$5 for all the clothes, $4 for the baby thing, $7 for the leggings and snack and everything else was free after coupons :)  

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Giveaway: No Tricks, Just Treats!


Welcome to the 
No Tricks, Just Treats Giveaway!!! 

To enter, scroll down to the Rafflecopter widget below the prize photos.
If it does not show up immediately, give it a few seconds to load.  Thank you and good luck!










No Tricks, Just Treats Giveaway - Rules

RULES
  1. The giveaway will be begin 12:01am EST 10/21/11 and end 11:59pm EST 10/31/11. 
  2. Entries must be via the Rafflecopter widget.  If you do not understand how to enter, please visit this tutorial from Rafflecopter.
  3. Prizes are limited to US and Canadian residents of 18 years and older.  Some prizes may be limited to US residents only at the sponsor's discretion.
  4. Winners will be notified via email by 12:01am EST 11/02/11 and will have until 12:01am EST 11/04/11 to send the necessary information to the prize sponsor.  If a prize winner does not contact the sponsor within the time specified above, they will then forfeit the prize and it will be at the sponsor's discretion whether a new winner is drawn or not. Prize sponsors are responsible for sending the prizes to the winners.
  5. If a winner does not contact their prize sponsor in the specified time, no new winners will be drawn unless the sponsor requests to do so.  
  6. You must complete all mandatory entries before any optional entries.  
  7. By entering the giveaway, you agree to release Facebook and Rafflecopter as they are not sponsoring, administering or endorsing this giveaway.  No purchase necessary. 
  8. Sponsors may enter via their personal Facebook pages, but may not enter for their own prize.
  9. Winners can win multiple times.  They will be chosen randomly through the Rafflecopter widget. The odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible entries.
  10. By entering to win, you agree that your name (first initial and last name) may be publicized on the blog post if you are a winner of the contest.  Any information received in regards to this contest (email address, address) will be used only for the means of contacting the winner and will not be given out to anyone other than the sponsor of the prize and the giveaway host, Family Centsability.
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Coupon Connection: How to order














To order whole inserts or coupons:

Step 1
Visit Coupon Connection on Facebook.

Step 2
On the left side of the page under the profile photo, you will see links. Click "Order Whole Inserts Now!"


Step 3
Use the drop down menu to choose your category.













Step 4
Choose a coupon or insert you would like to purchase, click buy.

Step 5
Enter the quantity of that coupon or insert that you would like to receive then click 'buy now'










Step 6
You will be asked if you would like to checkout or continue shopping.  Choose which you would like to do.







Step 7
Once you have added all coupons and inserts you would like to purchase, click the cart icon.  It will show how many different things you have added to the cart.





Step 8
Scroll down and click 'pay with paypal'











Step 9
Fill in your information and click 'secure checkout'























To subscribe to whole inserts:

Step 1
Visit Coupon Connection's website.

Step 2
Use the drop down menu for each type of insert and complete the paypal checkout process
















Enjoy your coupons from Coupon Connection!!!









Find out what coupons will be coming in next week's inserts here




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