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Let Coupons.com help you save this Black Friday! #BlackFridayGiveaway

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons. com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. Let Coupons.com help you save this Black Friday!

Hoover VacuumBlack Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, when many stores offer rock bottom prices and deals to get shoppers in their doors. Over the years I’ve been able to score some really great deals at store sales on Black Friday. The best deal I’ve ever scored in a store was on a Hoover Vacuum Cleaner, at Kohls. It was an older model of the WindTunnel, several years ago, normally priced at just under $200. It was on sale for 60% off ($80), I had a coupon to save 30%, ($64), and a “Doorbuster” deal coupon for $20 off any $20+  purchase ($44), and then I had $30 in Kohls cash from a sale a couple of weeks prior to use. When it was all said and done, I got the $200 vacuum for $14! The best deal I ever scored online was a computer, with the specs that I needed for $500 (it was normally $1400+)!Dell Computer

My shopping strategy has always been to plan ahead. I make a list of each recipient, a general idea of what I want to gift them, and then browse the circulars to see if any of those items are on sale, or perhaps come across something they’d enjoy more. Once I have a list of what items I want from each store, I’d check for opening times and specific times that each item would be on sale, so I could plan my trip. I like to know that I need to be at Store A at 5am, Store B at 6am, etc. I go in, go directly to the products I need, get in line to pay, and move on to the next store. If I plan things right, and the crowds aren’t too bad, I could get everything on my list and be home by 9 or 10 in the morning with my shopping for the season complete!Kitchen Aid Mixer

As I get older, I prefer to do more of my shopping online from home in my PJ’s with no crowds to fight, and being able to apply coupon codes for discounts and free shipping to my door is a bonus. I really, really want a Kitchen Aid Mixer this year, and have been browsing the ads for the best price on one, so I can determine if it’s at all possible with our holiday budget this season. I am matching sales prices with coupon codes for discounts and free shipping from Coupons.com, and hope I can find the one I want at a price I can afford :)

 

Black-Friday-GiveawayDon’t miss the opportunity to enter the Coupons.com Black Friday Giveaway (ends 11/28/14), AND they have a CYBER MONDAY Giveaway that will run through 12/7/14. There will be 100 WINNERS – EVERY DAY!!! They are offering a shot a daily instant prizes AND a $10,000 Grand Prizes! You can get . I clicked the graphic above and entered by supplying my email address, and completing the CAPTCHA. Next, I was given a special coupon discount (mine was 40% off at the Disney Store!) and then I was able to click in wheel to SPIN and see if I was an instant winner (I was not, but I’d love for any of you who are to leave a comment sharing with us what you won!!!). .

Black-Friday-ShoppingDid you know that Coupons.com has a magazine, The Good Stuff? The Good Stuff is a great Black Friday sale resource! If you plan to do any shopping, in person or online this weekend, you’ll want to browse the Black Friday articles on The Good Stuff before you plan out your trip! The Good Stuff is chock full of information about shopping trends during Black Friday, and can help you get the most for your holiday shopping dollars this season!


Family Dollar Vaseline #FDRapidRenewal

This post is brought to you by Vaseline and Family Dollar, as part of a campaign with Global Influence. Regardless, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Vaseline Intensive CareLiving in New England, winters are HARSH. We have all noticed a difference in our skin since moving here, and it gets very dry in the winter time with all the forced hot air necessary to stay warm. We have learned that it’s better to be proactive in treating dry skin, before it gets cracked and starts bleeding. Vaseline brand products are honestly our preferred line of defense in battling this. My middle son, specifically, must put Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion on in the morning, 2-3 times a day at school, several times once he’s home, and at night we put the Vaseline Jelly on his hands and cover them with socks while he sleeps. We’ve tried many different combinations, and this seems to be what works best for him at this time. Outdoor sports season has just ended, and the dry skin flare up was bad, after being out in the elements each night at practices and games. Now that we’ve moved to Indoor sports, and started the aggressive treatment, the condition has improved. I wanted pictures, but, he’s 11, and not really wanting pictures of his hands on the internet :)

Have you taken the Vaseline Intensive Care Rapid Renewal Challenge? What was your result? What is your favorite Vaseline product?

I have a coupon y’all can print to get $1 off the purchase of the Vaseline family of products at Family Dollar! Just click the image below to go to their site to print it!

Vaseline Intensive Care

Giveaway info:

 Feel the difference in just 3 weeks! Post a tweet sharing how the new Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion has healed your skin using #FDRapidRenewal, for a chance to win a $30 Family Dollar gift card.


Holiday Gift Guide: Kiwi Crate #Giveaway {Ends 12/24}

Practical Frugality 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

 

Holiday Gift Guide: Kiwi Crate

*The links in this post may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking links in this post help support his blog. Thank you!

Great gift idea for: Curious and Creative Kids

Age Range: 3 – 16

Koala Crate: Ages 3-4

Kiwi Crate: Ages 4-8

Tinker Crate: Ages 9-14

Doodle Crate: Ages 9-16

Cost: Prices are as low as $12.95/mo depending on length of plan chosen (1 Crate – 12 month subscription available).

Details:

Exclusive Kiwi Crate Black Friday Sale! Starting today to 12/1, save 60% on your 1st month subscription to any Kiwi Crate Family Brands PLUS free shipping with code HOLIDAY60 at checkout.This holiday season, give the gift of monthly hands-on projects designed to spark creativity and curiosity for the little ones in your life. Kiwi Crate was founded on the vision of inspiring kids’ creativity and its mission is to help equip the next generation of innovators with the tools for creative problem solving and exploration. Kiwi Crate offers high quality award-winning products across four brands for young makers ranging in age from 3 to 16+.
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Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


MATCHBOX® WRECKY THE WRECKING BUDDY™ – Walmart #Chosenbykids


This is a sponsored post written by me, on behalf of Sverve wand Walmart. I was reimbursed for the price of purchasing Matchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™

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Walmart Christmas Toyland Holiday EventOn Saturday, Nov 8, we loaded up Dora, our “Explorer” and went to my middle son’s basketball game, then headed south to the Salem, NH Walmart to attend the Holiday Toyland Event. It was crowded and full of families excited to see the toys that were available to be tested out and played with. While my children LOVE having their pictures taken and being featured here, I don’t want to share pictures of children that don’t belong to me here, and this section was packed!
Walmart Layaway

 

Among the toys being demonstrated were Dancing Olaf, Matchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™, Lego Jr Batman, and My Little Pony Starter Kits.

Wrecky the Wrecking BuddyMatchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™ is a really cool and fun interactive toy. He has lights, sounds, and moving parts just like a “real” dump truck! The kids all loved watching him drive around the aisle at the Toyland Holiday Event all by himself! Matchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™ can act as a dump truck, carry cargo, clear the area, break barriers, and do a celebration dance. He is the perfect combination of construction truck and hard-working companion, and he has some pretty funny phrases that the kids couldn’t get enough of! Matchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™ comes with a few blocks in his packaging, and he could easily transport Legos, Lincoln Logs, action figures, or any other small toys that your child would like to place in his spacious cargo area.

MATCHBOX® WRECKY THE WRECKING BUDDY™We purchased a Matchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™, for just under $50, and brought him home with us! This is a toy perfect for kids 3 and over. Mine are slightly older than this (but they still had fun with him!) so be on the lookout for a giveaway featuring the adorable Matchbox® WRECKY the Wrecking Buddy™ soon!

 


Holiday HoHoHo #Giveaway Hop {Ends 12/5} #RWMevent

HolidayHoHoHo Hop

Welcome to the Holiday HOHOHO Hop!

Now is your chance to seek out some awesome prizes for those on your Christmas list, but you better hurry, the hop ends on December 5! Make sure to stop by The Review Wire for the Grand Prize, an Erin Condren Life Planner! Use it as a nutrition/exercise log, newborn sleep & peep record, work meetings & appointments, academic & social planner, keepsake journal or as a scrapbook…the possibilities are endless!

The prize at this stop will be a $25 Target GC

Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Disclaimer: Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


Holiday Gift Guide: Star Wars Itty Bitty’s

Practical Frugality 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

 

Holiday Gift Guide: Star Wars Itty Bitty’s

Great gift idea for: Kids and Star Wars fans of all ages

Age Range: all

Cost: $29.95 for Collector Set, $6.95 for individuals

Details: Star Wars™ fans won’t want to miss out on this collector set complete with Luke Skywalker™, C-3PO™, Obi-Wan Kenobi™ and Jawa™ in an exclusive collectible box. Hallmark’s itty bittys® plush are so fun to collect that you’ll want to own each and every one of these perfectly-sized companions. Learn more about itty bittys.

Star Wars Itty Bitty's


Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


Winning for Thanksgiving #Giveaway Hop {Ends 11/28} #TurkeyHop

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Welcome to the Winning For Thanksgiving Giveaway Hop, hosted by MamaNYC. Each participating blog on this hop will be offering a prize valued at $25 or more. This hop will run from November 18 – 28, 2014.

The prize at this stop is a SING AND DANCE OLAF! He is sold out in most stores, and going for well over $50 at online re-sellers. If you know someone looking for one, be sure to refer them here for a chance to win the one I have :) It will be very important for the winner to respond quickly upon notification email so I can get him mailed out. Be sure the mailing address is correct as he is not replaceable if lost or stolen in the mail.

Dance and Sing Olaf


Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Disclaimer: Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


Fluffmas #Giveaway Hop {Ends 12/1} #FluffMas

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Welcome to the FluffMas Giveaway Hop hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! Each blogger in this hop has a fabulously festive and fluffy prize for you, so be sure to hop around to them all and don’t miss the fantastic Grand Prize featuring Buttons Diapers, Balm Baby, and SprayPal! You can enter to win the FluffMas Grand Prize here.

The prizes at this stop are coming from Amazon. These are affiliate links, purchases made after clicking these links help support this blog and are appreciated. I offered these same prizes in the August Cloth Diaper Hop and they were a hit! I had several people message me that they really liked these items. The PeePee Teepees made me giggle (I have three boys, all grown out of diapers, but SO needed back in the day), and mom’s who use them (cloth and disposable) let me know that they really do come in handy! They’d make a great Baby Shower Gift Item for an expectant mom! So, at this stop, the prizes are Kushies “On the Go” 2 Pack Wet Bag, Green (Patterns and Colors May Vary) (ARV 13.99)
and The Peepee Teepee for the Sprinkling WeeWee: 5 Blue Camo in Cellophane Bag (ARV $12.95).

FluffMas GP



Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Disclaimer: So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the FluffMas participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


5th Annual Gratitude #Giveaway {Ends 11/30}

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Welcome to the 5th Annual Gratitude Giveaway, hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer. All participating blogs in this hop want the Thank our Readers, and make this a very easy giveaway with just ONE easy entry method at each stop, each prize is valued at $10 or more, and all participants are family friendly sites! This hop will run from Nov 15-30. Some participants, such as I, have chosen to post early, so you’ll be seeing this on the 14th. Feel free to hop on down the list, but some participants may not have their post live until the 15th. The prize at this stop is a $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.

Don’t miss any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin so you don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaway events! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

LEGAL STUFF: The Gratitude Giveaway bloggers are not responsible for sponsors/bloggers that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US/CAN Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


Little Passports Announces Early Explorers Subscription for Preschoolers

Little Passports Announces Early Explorers Subscription for Preschoolers
**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

Little Passports has a wonderful new program for preschoolers, called Early Explorers. Children ages 3 to 5 can experience the joy of learning about new cultures.

Each month, your child will be introduced to a new theme like animals, music, and landmarks. Early Explorers is designed with preschoolers in mind and provides fun and educational activities, souvenirs and stickers. During the first month, a Traveler’s Kit arrives in a fun orange suitcase. It holds everything a child needs to start learning about the world:

  • An activity book introducing new characters Max, Mia, and their dog Toby.
  • A wall-sized world map
  • Stickers and a wall decal
  • A luggage tag

After the first month, a monthly World Theme Kit arrives, which contains:

  • An activity booklet
  • Souvenirs
  • Flashlight Adventures
  • Stickers and wall decals

Early Explorers makes a unique holiday gift for children ages 3 to 5. Learn more about Early Explorers from Little Passports.


Design your own adidas ZX FLUX Shoes #miZXFLUX

**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

Design your own adidas ZX FLUX Shoes

adidas has launched an innovative new app for Android and iPhone smartphone devices, called the#miZXFLUX app. The app allows you to easily apply your personal photographic image to one of adidas Originals most covetable silhouettes, the ZX FLUX. With the app, you can take a photograph, edit and rotate the photo, and apply it to your very own custom ZX FLUX shoes. You can make a statement that’s all your own.

Here’s some more info about the #miZXFLUX app:

  • Custom ZX Flux shoes created from the app are $110.
  • Delivery takes 3 – 4 weeks after submitting your order.
  • The app is only available for smartphone devices.
  • Certain photos (copyright, inappropriate/offensive material, very large/small file size) can’t be used.

Get the #miZXFLUX app today and create your custom shoes.


Best time to be a kid #BestTimetoBeaKid

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My kids love the holidays and all the traditions that comes with that. From choosing their favorite dessert for Thanksgiving (everyone gets one favorite item made), to decorating the tree, going to see Santa, to donating to those less fortunate, they look forward to each activity as it approaches. We have so many favorite Christmas movies and books, that we have to prioritize and watch/read 1-2 per day to fit them all in between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day :)

Do you have a favorite holiday tradition that brings out the kid in you?

Today and online only, get free shipping and an extra 20% off your entire purchase with code BESTTIME at Gymboree!

If you share your photos on Instagram or Twitter using #BestTimetoBeaKid #Contest of how you make the holidays the best time to be a kid, your photos could be featured in Gymboree’s end-of-year video and you will also be entered for a chance to win a$2,500 shopping spree at Gymboree! To see official contest rules and checkout all the fun visit this link.

Share how you make the holidays the #BestTimeToBeAKid for a chance to win a $2,500 Gymboree shopping spree!


Thankful For #Giveaways Hop {Ends 11/26}

Thankful for Giveaways Hop

Welcome to the Thankful For Giveaways Giveaway Hop, brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging! We are a group of bloggers that specialize in giveaway hops – so stay with us and you will have many chances to win some amazing prizes! Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 – and some are much more than that! Be sure to visit them all – there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! Good Luck and Have Fun!

The prize at this stop will be a $25 Toys R Us Gift Card!

Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Disclaimer: Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US/CAN Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


iPad mini 3 16GB Wi-Fi #Giveaway WW {Ends 11/25}

iPad Mini 3 Giveaway

Welcome to the iPad mini 3 16GB Wi-Fi Giveaway!

We’ve joined forces with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this fabulous giveaway. One of the HOTTEST gifts for the holidays is an iPad mini 3, so we all pitched in to purchase one to give away to ONE lucky person! You can’t win if you don’t enter, so be sure to get as many entries as possible for this fabulous iPad mini 3 16GB Wi-Fi, valued at $399.

***If you LIKE this event, and want to see more of them in the upcoming year, please let me know in the comments AND by sharing this giveaway using the SHARE buttons at the top of the post. I try to judge which group giveaways to pay to join by what y’all love the most. The only real tool I have to measure that with is by the number of times you share it!***


“We made iPad mini small. We made it fast. We made it incredibly capable. And now we made it even better. With advancements like Touch ID and iOS 8, and a new gold finish, there’s even more about iPad mini to love.” [View Full Product Details at Apple]


Enter to win an iPad mini 3 16GB Wi-Fi.

Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway.

Refer your friends using your unique link to earn even more chances to win.

Open Worldwide.
Ends at 11:59pm ET on November 25th, 2014.

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Round Em Up #Giveaway {Ends 11/22}

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Welcome to the Round Em U Hop Event

Hosted by LeahSay’s Views and Planet Weidknecht

The event will run November 12th – 22nd; please take the time to visit each of the blogs listed in the linky below. Each blogger will be hosting a review/giveaway valued at a minimum of $25. Good Luck!

The prize at this stop will be a $25 American Express Gift Card.



Thank You For Sharing!

Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Disclaimer: Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US/CAN Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


Holiday Gift Guide: Snow Glow Elsa

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Holiday Gift Guide: Snow Glow Elsa

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Great gift idea for: Frozen Fans

Age Range: 3 years and up

Cost: $32.88

BUY IT NOW at Amazon while they’re still in stock!

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The Snow Glow Elsa will light up your children’s face with its special brand of interactive magic. With just the touch of her necklace she can produce 15 different familiar sounds and phrases. Your children can work on memory skills as they sing along with the songs this Disney Frozen Elsa Doll sings. Raising her arms will light up her dress and necklace. One of the highlights of this Disney Frozen Doll is listening to the hit song “Let It Go” from the movie. Your kids can build their creativity and imagination talking and singing along with Elsa as they reenact scenes or invent new ones while they play. Enjoy listening and watching your children role-play with one of their favorite dolls. This Snow Glow Elsa will be a treasured companion for many years to come.

Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa:

  • Hear Elsa say 15 phrases from Frozen with a touch of her magical snowflake necklace
  • Raise Disney Frozen Elsa Doll’s arm and watch her necklace and dress magically light up
  • Snow Glow Elsa Doll sings the hit song “Let it Go”

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If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


Weekly Wrap-Up 10/10/14 $20 Paypal #Giveaway {Ends 11/28}

Welcome to this weeks Weekly Wrap Up. As the holidays approach, I have many wonderful sponsors wanting to share their products with you, many offering giveaways! I’m including links to my recent sponsored posts in the giveaway form as optional entries. Please visit these posts and leave relevant comments and share using the social media share buttons. This lets sponsors know what you like about their products, thanks them for sponsoring giveaways when applicable, and encourages them to sponsor future giveaway events as well!

Please be sure to enter Giveaways with an email address you check often! Many of these sponsors need the winner’s information within 24-48 hours, and I’m having to draw new winners frequently because I don’t get a reply from the first winner. Don’t miss out on these great prizes! Many of you may recall my recent malware incident due to old code. I’m now taking a screenshot and uploading it when I delete the old code, but I can’t do that until I have a confirmed winner.

I’m trying to share deals on items you may need for upcoming holiday events. I like to know how many people are interested in these, so I’m making the most use of my time in finding relevant deals. I know how busy this season gets, and want to find deals and discounts that help everyone save where possible and stretch budget dollars further! If you see something you like on one of those posts, please let me know in the comments of those posts!

*If it’s not linked yet, I am working on those posts this morning. Links will be up soon, and included in the giveaway as they are live! Be sure to check back daily to get additional entries!

 Giveaways Posted:

Bloggers: Want to be included in this wrap up or have links included on the giveaway form? Email me at kpuleski@gmail.com for more information.

Companies: Want to sponsor this weekly giveaway or have your product featured on Practical Frugality? Email me with what you have in mind and I’ll reply with a rate quote!

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Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US/CAN Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!


Holiday Adventure Books Blast $100 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 12/9}

This Book Blast is brought to you courtesy of Adventure Quest Books. Answer the hero’s call to adventure and enjoy more tales, legends and myths from the ancient and medieval worlds for MG and YA readers.

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About the Books

The Search for the Stone of Excalibur by Fiona Ingram

The Search for the Stone of Excalibur - coverTitle: The Search for the Stone of Excalibur (The Chronicles of the Stone, Book 2) | Author: Fiona Ingram | Publication Date: October 6, 2014 | Publisher: The Educational Publisher / Biblio Publishing | Pages: 399 | Recommended Ages: 10+

Summary: Continuing the adventure that began in Egypt a few months prior in The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, cousins Adam and Justin Sinclair are hot on the trail of the second Stone of Power, one of seven ancient stones lost centuries ago. This stone might be embedded in the hilt of a newly discovered sword that archaeologists believe belonged to King Arthur: Excalibur. However, their long-standing enemy, Dr. Khalid, is following them as they travel to Scotland to investigate an old castle. Little do they know there is another deadly force, the Eaters of Poison, who have their own mission to complete. Can Justin and Adam find the second Stone of Power and survive? And why did Aunt Isabel send a girl with them? And how annoying for them that their tag-along companion, Kim, seems to have such good ideas when they are stumped.

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Max’s Arabian Adventure by Wendy Leighton-Porter

Max's Arabian Adventure by Wendy Leighton-PorterTitle: Max’s Arabian Adventure | Author: Wendy Leighton-Porter | Publication Date: July 16, 2014 | Publisher: Mauve Square Publishing | Pages: 82 | Recommended Ages: 7+

Summary: In this spin-off adventure from the Shadows From The Past series, Max the talking Tonkinese cat goes on a solo mission without his usual time-travelling companions. Snatched from the house where he lives with eleven-year-old twins Joe and Jemima Lancelot, Max is dragged back into the past by an evil magician who has lined him up to perform a special task. Torn away from all he holds dear, the despondent cat fears he may never be able to return to the present and his beloved owner, Jemima. What will become of him? Will he make it back or will he be condemned to remain forever in a distant time and place, far from home?

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Sons of the Sphinx by Cheryl Carpinello

Sons of the Sphinx by Cheryl CarpinelloTitle: Sons of the Sphinx | Author: Cheryl Carpinello | Publication Date: October 10, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 182 | Recommended Ages: 10+

Summary: Armed with what she considers her grandmother’s curse, 15-year-old Rosa agrees to help the ghost of King Tut find his lost queen Hesena. Though Hesena’s ba inhabits part of Rosa, finding the whole spirit of Hesena so that she and Tut can be together for the first time in over 3300 years proves to be a harder task than Rosa first thinks. Thrust back into Ancient Egypt with Tut, Rosa discovers that finding Hesena is not all she must do. She must keep out of the reach of the living Horemheb—who crosses mortal boundaries using Seth’s evil magic—if she is to stay alive to make it back home.

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About the Authors

Fiona Ingram

Fiona Ingram, Author

I love ancient history, mystery, legends, and travel. Join my young heroes Justin and Adam in an exciting quest as they search for the Seven Stones of Power. Each book is a new adventure, so be part of it!

Website: http://www.fionaingram.com

 

 

Wendy Leighton-Porter

Wendy Leighton-PorterI spent 20 years as a teacher of French, Latin and Classical studies, but now write books for children instead of teaching them. I take young readers on a magical mystery tour through the past and hope that my love of history, myth and legend will rub off on them.

Website: www.wendy-leighton-porter.com

 

Cheryl Carpinello

Cheryl Carpinello AuthorI’m a retired high school English teacher. My hope is to reach reluctant readers with my Arthurian Tales and soon a series of stories from ancient lands and legends that will take readers on adventurous quests throughout history.

Website: http://www.beyondtodayeducator.com

 

 

* $100 Book Blast Giveaway *

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Prize: One winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card or $100 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Contest closes: December 9, 11:59 pm, 2014

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Fiona Ingram, Cheryl Carpinello, and Wendy Leighton-Porter and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.
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Agent Ace $250 Crate & Barrel #Giveaway {Ends 11/24} #AgentAce

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Sponsored by: Agent Ace

Hosted by: Mom Powered Media

Agent Ace is the new way to find the best real estate agent. When you’ve thought about buying a home, how did you figure out who would help you with that? Did you find someone who you felt you could trust to get you what you wanted from it, whether that was a good price on a new home or the best sale of your old one? A lot of homeowners and potential buyers will just pick a random agent from a list online without a lot of background on what they’re best at. It’s like throwing a dart at the Yellowpages. With just a little information from you, Agent Ace can match you with the best agent to sell your home or buy a new one.

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They’re not a service who bases their list on whoever pays the most in your area either, so there’s no worry about what goes on behind the scenes. For those of us in the market, Agent Ace a completely free service. Their innovative, patented technology — the Agent Connection Engine (ACE) — makes an unbiased evaluation of every agent who has bought or sold a home just like the one you’re trying to close on based on the information you’ve provided. They gather and analyze years of past home sales data from ALL the real estate agents in your state, not just a small network. Then they promise to recommend the single best agent for your needs — based on facts.

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Agent Ace is free, easy to use, and there’s no obligation to use any of the agents they recommend. You’re not locked into anything if you don’t find someone you think fits or if maybe you decide you’re not ready yet. They make up to 3 agent recommendations for buying and 3 for selling so you can choose the best fit for your needs and your style. Once they identify your best agent, the experienced Agent Specialists will screen them and confirm that they can fully commit to you. They do the initial contact and the sometimes awkward “Hey, can you take a new client right now?” questions for you. Once they’re sure it’s a great fit, your recommended agent will give you a call within 24 hours (but usually sooner). It’s as easy as ordering take-out.

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If you’re even considering getting into the housing market for your dream home, whether to buy or sell, you can check out Agent Ace’s amazing system from the comfort of your home (in your pajamas) at AgentAce.com.

Speaking of Dream Homes, Agent Ace wants to help you decorate yours. Two lucky winners are going to receive Crate & Barrel gift cards! The grand prize winner will receive a $250 gift card and a runner up will receive a $100 gift card. The sweepstakes is open to residents of the US through November 24, 2014. Enter using the form below and Good Luck!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Crate & Barrel, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact brookedoesitall@gmail.com if you have any additional questions or comments.


November Anything Goes #Giveaway Hop {Ends 11/24} #RWMevent

November Anything Goes

Welcome to the Anything Goes Hop!

This hop is hosted by The Review Wire and The Frugal Find. All participating blogs are offering a prize of at least $15. Now is your chance to seek out some awesome prizes for those on your Christmas list, but you berry hurry the hop ends on November 24th! Both The Review Wire and The Frugal Find are offering a prize you don’t want to miss!

The prize at this stop will be a $25 Target Gift Card.

Don’t miss out on any great posts or giveaways this holiday season! Be sure to Follow me on Pinterest! Karen Puleski – Kdkaren. Subscribe via Email, RSS Feed, or Follow me on Bloglovin! Don’t forget to click to “Like” on my facebook page and click “Get Notifications” then like/comment/share a recent post to make sure they show up in your feed. I’m also on Twitter, G+, and Instagram!

If you’d like me to host a giveaway for your company, please contact me at kpuleski@gmail.com with your requested terms, conditions, and prize information so I can reply with a quote to cover the cost of the event. Bloggers, if you’d like to co-host any of my Holiday Gift Guide events, please email me for details.

Disclaimer: This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on November 24, 2014. The Anything Goes Event Bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by Review Wire Media. Practical Frugality is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes or for any product failure or harm caused thereby. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. US Only! Void where prohibited by law. Read Instructions carefully because rules vary from contest to contest. Make sure to provide a correct email address so we can reach you if you win. You have 24-48 hours to respond once contacted. In most cases, shipping of prizes is the responsibility of the the sponsors who will be sending prizes to you directly. Your prize should arrive within 30 days, let us know if it doesn’t and we will TRY TO HELP OUT! The writer of this giveaway may have received a sample for this review and links may be affiliate links. Purchases made after clicking affiliate links help to support this blog and is appreciated. Compensation, if provided, is used for the purpose of promoting this event only. Opinions expressed are the blog’s own. This Giveaway is not affiliated with, associated with or promoted by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or any other social media company. Happy Entering!