Practical Frugality is PR Friendly!

I love testing and reviewing product and hosting giveaways for my readers. I am more than happy to post my reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, or other locations at your request. I do my best to accommodate my sponsors in every way possible. I am the mother of three children, one of whom has Asperger’s and other special needs. On occasion, there are medical problems that must take priority over everything else. I do my best to write posts early and schedule them on the agreed upon date. When delays do arise, I will contact you to make you aware of the situation, and get the post up as soon as possible.
We are a very active family, and we enjoy outdoor activities, soccer, baseball, football, and so much more. Because we live in a state with extreme temperatures, during the height of the summer and winter, we tend to spend more time indoors. We all love to read, watch movies, play board games, video games (we use these for Aaron’s physical therapy too!), listen to music, cook, do home improvement project, work on crafts, and spend time with our family and friends.

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Accepting Sponsors for the following conferences, and open to attending others:
There is additional information on Sponsorships below, or you may contact me with additional questions or to discuss options.
  • Product Reviews
I do request a full size product to actually test and review, and any fees for this service are negotiable dependent upon your requests and/or requirements. I will not pay any shipping and handling costs associated with products sent to me, nor will I return them to you at my expense. I try to be fair and honest in all of my reviews, and even if something isn’t for me, I try to find positive aspects in products that would be good for my readers. If there is ever a circumstance where a positive review is not possible, I will contact you before posting anything negative to work out a solution.  I try to offer No Fee book reviews to authors, especially self published authors whenever possible. I prefer PRINT copies of books mailed to me, but will accept Kindle versions as well. During my busy times of the year, book reviews may take longer to be published. If there are circumstances in which you need a review published in a short time frame due to timing with a release, press tour, etc. I will do my best to accommodate you, but a fee will be required. I am a very fast reader, and am willing to stay up late to finish a book to help an author meet a deadline, from time to time.
Depending on the product and/or service I am testing, I usually will need 2-4 weeks to read books or test products before posting my review. At your request, I will also post reviews at other sites such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc.
My blog is set up through Networked Blogs and my posts are transmitted to facebook, and twitter shortly after going live on my blog. I am more than happy to send you links to where the reviews are posted, at your request.
  • Giveaways
I request a full sized product, or activation code to website services to review in order to have your giveaways hosted by me, unless it is a product or service which I already have used or tested, even at my own expense. I want to be able to stand behind products I review and giveaway.
I prefer sponsors to ship items to winners of my contests, but it is negotiable for smaller items or your convenience. I will supply you (the sponsor) with the winning contestants information, exactly as it is provided to me. I ask that the prizes are shipped/delivered to the winners in 2-4 weeks. I will supply you with the winners email address if needed for delivery or confirmation, but it is to be used ONLY for that purpose. I will not supply email addresses or other information of non-winning entrants to the sponsor. I respect the confidentiality of my readers, and do not want them added to any mailing lists. It is their option to visit your site and opt in to any mailings.
I typically set up a Rafflecopter Form to make entering very easy for my readers to know what is mandatory and how they can earn bonus entries. At your request, I can add additional requirements, such as following you on social media to enter. This also allows me to have information on all entrants on one spreadsheet, so it is easier to contact the winners, and verify that all requirements have been met. I will send an email to all winners, and they have 48 hours to respond. If I do not hear from them, I will just select a new winner. I use to select winners. Fees for this service are also negotiable dependent upon requests and requirements. I will NOT include requirements that violate Facebook TOS.
I also have ad spots on my sidebar and header that may be purchased on a monthly or longer basis, I write sponsored posts, will include sponsored links in posts, and offer other services upon requests. No links may go to X-Rated sites. This is a family friendly blog, and posts must be family friendly. Email me with your request and I will quote you my current rate.
  • Tweets and Facebook Shoutout’s
I will tweet or post shout out’s on Facebook for you a la carte upon your request. Rates are negotiable, depending on what you need. Email me for more information.
  • Blogger Packages

Pink: 2 links added to one Giveaway (email me for events available, NO Google+, Picket Fences is acceptable)
Black:  I will post about your giveaway, contest, event for you, you must provide the unique written content.
Gray:  Text Link in Sidebar, bottom of page
White:  Button in Sidebar, middle of page (125×125, you must provide)
Green:  White, Plus 1 Facebook Shout-out per Week (you must email it to me) and 1 Tweet per week (you must email it to me)
Blue:  Green, Plus 2 links added to most giveaways for one week (some are small with limited links) – NO Google+, Picket Fences is acceptable
Purple:  Blue, Plus text links added to the sidebar of all SIX of my blogs
Orange: Purple, Plus 2 links added to most giveaways for a full month.
EMAIL ME for current rates and let me know which package you prefer, or we can create a custom package to meet your needs.
  • Twitter Parties
I am happy to host twitter parties on your behalf. Email me for additional information and rates.
I will write or post your written post on my blog, upon review of content contained and verification of landing pages for links. I do not guarantee positive reviews of sites or services I have never used before; however, I will try to contact you before a negative review is written to see if we can work out the issues that I might encounter.
  • Social Media Consultant
I am willing to work with you or your company to improve or develop a successful social media presence. Email me with the details of what you are looking for, and I can get you a rate quote.
  • Brand Ambassador
I am willing to work with select brands that I believe in to represent them as a Brand Ambassador. Terms are negotiable, dependent upon requirements requested.
  • Sponsorships

I am accepting sponsorship’s in which I would represent your brand at a bloggers conference. I am willing to write blog posts (Including social media links), wear branded apparel, pass out swag during approved time-slots, and promote your brand to hundreds of other influential bloggers at prestigious blog conferences. Terms are dependent upon the conference scheduled. EMAIL ME with your request, and I will research the dates, rates, and travel expenses of the conference you want to be represented at and get back to you with a quote. Full and partial sponsorship’s are accepted.

Payment for agreed upon services is expected when services are rendered, or within 48 hours of posting, unless other arrangements have been agreed upon by both parties beforehand. Payments are NON-REFUNDABLE. I am happy to work with you to make changes you request, within reason, whenever possible. If payment is NOT received in a timely manner, invoices from paypal will be sent. Payments not received in a timely manner may be referred for collection action, and I will be unable to accept future work with your company.