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ProgressOh! Wardrobe Makeover Box #Giveaway {CLOSED} #OhYesYouCan #SoupSeason

Progresso MakeoverDisclosure:  The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills. All thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own.

Progresso is kicking off a fabulous contest, the ProgressOh! Wardrobe Makeover Contest, so Progresso fans can celebrate looking and feeling their best. FOUR lucky winners & three friends each will receive a $1,000 cash card to use for a makeover, and a year long subscription to the POPSUGAR “Must Have Box” monthly delivery program.

One of the biggest complaints I hear from friends when discussing healthy eating, is that they often feel like they have to eat bland foods that don’t fill them up, and then they end up eating unhealthy options later in the night. With Progresso Soups, I’ve personally found them to be quite flavorful and filling, so I’m not tempted to snack later. My kids also love them. With three tweenage boys in the house, I purchase Progresso in large quantities at our local wholesale club. If I didn’t, there wouldn’t be any left for me to eat. They come home from school daily starving, and will heat up a can of soup quickly to eat while they do their homework, before we rush off to sports practice. It’s filling enough to last until dinner hours later, but not so heavy that they are sluggish at practice.

progresso soupsI love that Progresso is encouraging us to make healthy lifestyle choices, and offers a variety of products to manage weight successfully.

Many Progresso consumers are seeking exciting new creamy and savory flavor options, but are also looking to manage their weight. They don’t want to sacrifice great flavor while watching their calories,” said Jill Haspert, associate marketing manager, Progresso Soup. “Progresso offers about 40 soups with 100 calories or less per serving that can be part of a healthy diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

I’d love to know, If you had $1,000 dollars how would you makeover your wardrobe to look and feel your best?

Progresso Wardrobe Makeover BoxProgresso has generously offered to send one of my readers a Wardrobe Makeover Package (Pictured Above), filled with goodies to help one of you look and feel your best. To enter, just complete the giveaway form below.

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People Entered: 327
Total Entries: 5846
Entry Dates: 10/3/14-10/20/14
One winner, open to US ONLY, selected by Random.org
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Halloween Party Ideas

Halloween Party Ideas by Celebrate Express
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Halloween Party IdeasA Halloween party is so much more than just a few costumes and a couple of bat cupcakes! Haunted house tour, favorite murder mystery re-enactment…there are so many exciting possibilities and Celebrate Express has what it takes to supply them all!

Halloween Party Ideas
Decor: Setting a festive fright scene starts with a bold table. Start by layering together different patterns, you can make a totally unique party look that’s super chic and super easy. Get this look in one convenient package with aCelebrate Express Halloween party in a box, or experiment with chevron party supplies, polka dot party supplies, and quatrefoil party supplies.

Treats: Candy is must-have on this holiday, but it can get a little monster make-over as well. Turn your treats into decor with easy candy kabobs! Coat some wooden skewers with cooking spray so that the candy won’t get stuck, and press them through marshmallows, orange tummies, twists of licorice, and any other candies you like. Stand the kebabs up in a bowl of jellybeans or Sixlets to display before eating!

Great news! Get 15% off Halloween Party Supplies through the end of October! Whatever terrifically terrifying theme you choose for your spook-tacular celebration, be sure to browse the large selection at Celebrate Express.


Halloween Spooky Boots Party Supplies

Halloween Orange with Black Spiders Latex Balloons

Halloween Spooky Boots Cello Bags (20)

 


Tinyprints Promo Codes

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Tiny Prints Cyber Monday

Halloween Party Invitations$20 off your $50 purchase of Halloween invitations and cards from Tiny Prints

  • Valid today through Oct 12, 2014
  • PROMO CODE: HALLOWEEN20
  • Valid for NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. New customers enjoy $20 off orders of $50+ purchases of Halloween invitations and cards from Tiny Prints. Use code HALLOWEEN20 to save! New customers only. Expires 10/12/2014

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  • Valid today through Oct 7, 2014
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  • Offer is valid for a limited time only. Enjoy Free Standard Delivery with your order of $49 or more using the code FREESHIP49 at checkout. Shipping offer applies to non-sample orders shipped to a location within the 48 contiguous United States. Shipping offer applies to Standard Shipping rates only. Merchandise must total $49 or more, before taxes, rush processing, proofs, shipping and other charges for promotion to apply. This offer is not applicable to previously placed orders or toward the purchase of greeting cards, photo books, calendars, gift cards or gift certificates. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable on treat.com, third party or partner websites. To prevent abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer at any time without notice. We reserve the right to cancel any order at any time.

Unique Holiday CardsEnjoy Up to 30% Off Holiday Card or Invitation Orders!

  • Valid today through Oct 7, 2014
  • PROMO CODE: OCT30HOL
  • Offer expires 10/7/14 at 11:59 pm (PT). Save 20% off all holiday card orders, 25% off orders of $75 or more, or 30% off orders of $149 or more using the code OCT30HOL at checkout. Merchandise must total $75 or more or $149 or more, respectively, before taxes, rush processing, proofs, shipping and other charges for the 25% off or 30% off promotions to apply. This promotion code cannot be combined with other offers. Offer applies exclusively to select Thanksgiving cards, Thanksgiving party invites, holiday cards, holiday party invitations, Christmas cards and is not applicable to previously placed orders, shipping, taxes, rush processing charges or greeting cards. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable on treat.com, third party or partner websites. To prevent fraud or abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer or cancel any order.

Unique Birth AnnouncementsEnjoy 20% Off Birth Announcement Orders of $75 or more

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  • PROMO CODE: OCT20BA
  • Offer expires 10/7/14 at 11:59 pm (PT). Save 20% off birth announcement orders of $75 or more using the code OCT20BA at checkout. Merchandise must total $75 or more before taxes, rush processing, proofs, shipping and other charges for the promotion to apply. This promotion code cannot be combined with other offers. Offer applies exclusively to birth announcements and is not applicable to previously placed orders, shipping, taxes, rush processing charges or greeting cards. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable on treat.com, third party or partner websites. To prevent fraud or abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer or cancel any order.


Enjoy Up to 20% off All Party InvitationsUnique Baby Shower InvitationsUnique Anniversary Party Invitations

  • Valid today through Oct 7, 2014
  • PROMO CODE: OCT20INVITE
  • Offer expires 10/7/14 at 11:59 pm (PT). Save 15% off all party invitation orders or 20% off orders of $75 or more using the code OCT20INVITE at checkout. Merchandise must total $75 or more, before taxes, rush processing, proof, shipping and other charges for the 20% off promotion to apply. This promotion code cannot be combined with other offers. Offer applies exclusively to baby shower invitations, birthday invitations, religious invitations, or party invitations and is not applicable to previously placed orders, shipping, taxes, rush processing charges or greeting cards. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable on treat.com, third party or partner websites. To prevent fraud or abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer or cancel any order.

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Enjoy up to 20% Off All Gifts and Décor Order

  • Valid today through Oct 7, 2014
  • PROMO CODE: OCT20GIFT
  • Offer expires 10/7/14 at 11:59 pm (PT). Save 15% off all gift or home décor orders or 20% off orders of $99 or more using the code OCT20GIFT at checkout. Merchandise must total $99 or more, before taxes, rush processing, proof, shipping and other charges for the 20% off promotion to apply. Offer applies exclusively to acrylic blocks, glass prints, pillows, custom mugs, personalized iPhone cases, iPad cases, custom canvas, easel art, mounted prints, designer wall art, custom stamps, embossers, personalized notepads, paper notebooks and Erin Condren monthly notebooks, Erin Condren notepads, Erin Condren wedding planners, and personalized napkins. Offer is not applicable to previously placed orders, shipping, taxes, rush processing charges, greeting cards or Erin Condren weekly planners/life planners. This promotion code cannot be combined with other offers. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable to third party or partner websites. To prevent fraud or abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer or cancel any order.

Custom Graduation Invitations and AnnouncementsEnjoy 20% off Graduation Announcements and Invitations

  • Valid today through Oct 7, 2014
  • PROMO CODE: OCT20GRAD
  • Offer expires 10/7/14 at 11:59 pm (PT). Save 20% off all graduation invitation and announcement orders using code OCT20GRAD at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. This promotion code cannot be combined with other offers. Offer applies exclusively to graduation announcements and graduation party invitations and is not applicable to previously placed orders, shipping, taxes, rush processing charges or greeting cards. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable on treat.com, third party or partner websites. To prevent fraud or abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer or cancel any order.


10% Off All Tiny Prints Orders

  • Valid today through Dec 31, 2014
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  • Save 10% off all orders using the code 2014TP10 at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. Offer expires 12/31/2013 at 11:59 pm (PT).

Holiday Budgeting Tips

This post is brought to you by Frugaa.com. All thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own.

Holiday Budgeting TipsAs the holiday shopping season approaches, it’s time to start making your gift list, so you have a general idea of what type of gift you want to purchase for each recipient. I also find it helpful to set an overall budget, then break that down per person, so you don’t overspend and get yourself in financial trouble. Once I have my budget and idea list ready to go, I start watching for sales. I make sure I am signed up for the email subscription lists for stores that I frequent, and when I’m ready to make my purchases, I go to sites, such as Frugaa.com, to see if I can find any coupons, promo codes, free shipping codes, or other discounts to help me stretch my budget dollars as far as possible.

Holiday Budgeting Tips:

  • Hopefully, you’ve been able to set aside money each pay period into a savings account for Christmas, saved some tax refund money, or get a Christmas Bonus to use. If not, make sure you prioritize this starting January 1 of the New Year, so you don’t have to stress out at the holiday season. It’s very freeing to be able to pay cash for all gift purchases!
  • Look at your overall financial situation, and be realistic about how much money you can afford to spend. We’d all love to purchase expensive items for our loved ones, but it’s not financially responsible to do that, and no one wants you to get into financial trouble because you overspent on gifts for them.
  • Once you have a total amount to work with for the holiday season, you need to break down how much you can spend per person. You can find creative ways to bring people joy with the gifts you purchase, but you have to know how much money you are working with before you can get serious about shopping for them.
  • Now that you have a budgeted amount per person, really take some time to think about each recipient, what they enjoy spending their time doing, something they need and maybe wouldn’t purchase for themselves, or something that reminds you of a special time you spent together. (One of my closest friends once gave me a gift that cost her $5 as a joke, with another item, because it reminded her of us. 25 years, I still have that $5 gift, it’s on my dresser, and it makes me laugh and think of her every time I see it. Special gifts don’t have to be expensive to be meaningful.
  • Online shopping when you are on a tight budget can be VERY helpful. It’s very quick and easy to compare prices once you’ve decided on an item, to make sure you are getting the best price possible for that item. You can search for coupons, discount codes, free shipping codes, and use cash back rebate sites to get the most for your money.
  • If sending gifts via the mail, order online and have the item sent directly to the recipient so you don’t pay to have it shipped to you, then you pay to ship it again to the recipient. ALL of our family lives out of state, so I send all of our gifts to the place everyone is gathering for the holiday. Sometimes I pick up a few additional small items in store, and send that one box separately.

Once you’ve found a way to save money, you can make the determining factor if you’ll keep those savings, perhaps putting the money into your savings account to get a head start on the NEXT holiday season budget! Sometimes I’ll also use that money to pick up additional small filler items that I know will make the recipient happy.


Decorate for Fall with Sweetworks $500 Sweetworks Candy #Giveaway {CLOSED} #SweetworksFall

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.

Decorate for Fall with Sweetworks

To say my kids were exuberant when I opened the very generous package of candy Sweetworks sent me to facilitate this post, would be an understatement. They LOVE this candy, and were thrilled when it arrived. I am helping prepare some table top decorations for a fall harvest event, and some additional decorations for teachers to use in their classrooms. The photo you see above will be the CENTERPIECE setup for each table at the fall event I am assisting with. I will be using mason jars, filled with sixlets in fall colors, and hot gluing some fall ribbon around the jar opening. Next, I will be filling ceramic pumpkins with “eyeball gumballs” still in their individual wrappers, and placing the loose eyeball gumballs in flower vases. I used fabric leaves in front that will have safety pins attached, and guests will write their names on them to use as name tags. At the end of the event, one guest at each table will be selected to take home the centerpieces.

Sweetworks Candy

What a generous package, thank you Sweetworks!

Be sure to visit the Sweetworks website to learn more about the company, follow Sweetworks on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. I also want to point out that the bag that says Witch’s Brew on it, is labeled to be GLUTEN FREE and made in a NUT FREE environment – perfect for classrooms that may have a nut allergy!!!!

Decorate for Fall with Sweetworks

One of the teachers I am preparing fall gifts for recently broke her coffee pot. I secretly found a replacement for the machine she has, and thought it would be cute to fill it with her favorite candy (She only likes the brown and orange flavors, so the fall color package worked great for the idea I had). I lined the bottom of the coffee pot with some extra fabric leaves to protect it, and filled it full of brown and orange sixlet candies, still wrapped in their packages.

Sweetworks-fall-GiveawayGIVEAWAY:

I am ecstatic to be able to participate in this group giveaway, where 10 WINNERS will EACH win a prize package of $50 in Sweetworks Candy!!!

Each candy package will include:

To enter, just complete your entries in the Rafflecopter form below.
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People Entered: Unknown – Entry form hosted by Still Blonde After All These Years
Total Entries: 18782
Entry Dates: 9/30/14-10/17/14
TEN winners, open to US ONLY, selected by Random.org
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Get Runway Ready Hair with TRESemmé® at Walgreens

This post, Get Runway Ready Hair with TRESemmé® at Walgreens, is brought to you as part of a sponsored campaign with Global Influence. All thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own.
TRESemme Hair Advice
I love following the latest hairstyle trends, and recently made a Pinterest Board to keep up with some styles that I want my stylist to review and see which ones she thinks would be a good look for me. My hair is just longer than shoulder length, and naturally curly/wavy. I’ve always wanted straight hair, and tried many different options, but it just isn’t going to happen. I finally gave in to what it naturally wants to do, and try to find styles that work well. As I approach 40, I have been contemplating trying a “short” style, just to try something different. I’ve never taken the plunge with coloring my hair, but as I grow older and it changes color, and the gray is starting to take over, I am also looking at how different cuts and color go together, staying as close as possible to my “natural” (i.e. NOT GRAY, haha!) hair color.
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TRESemme Hair Advice
TRESemme is the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and they are sponsoring an In-Store event on Oct. 4, where we can all stop by our local stores for coupons and hair care advice from Walgreens Beauty Advisors. It’s exciting that TRESemme is willing to share the latest styling secrets and hair trends straight from the runway for FREE, and even offering experts to show women how to achieve the ready to wear hairstyle they want at home! It is a ONE DAY ONLY event, on 10/4, so be sure to mark your calendars for THIS SATURDAY so you don’t miss out.

Get Runway Ready Hair with TRESemme at Walgreens:

Check out these how-to videos to see how you can get a runway-inspired look, and watch exclusive behind the scenes footage from the Fall 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York!
TRESemme Hair Advice
TRESemme coupons at Walgreens – one day only!

Go to your local Walgreens on Saturday October 4th, 2014 from 10am-5pm for a coupon and expert advice from Walgreens’ beauty advisors.


National Coffee Day! Keurig #Giveaway {CLOSED}

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Keurig K130

It’s National Coffee Day, so what better time to have a Giveaway for a Keurig K130?! I have teamed up with a few of my favorite bloggers to offer this fabulous prize, retail valued at $129.99! This is a 1 cup size (8oz) single serve Keurig, with pictorial instructions mug sensor, and has an energy saving mode – auto off! This is great for those who have family members that each like a different flavor, are the only coffee drinker, students in college, or even if you need something small for your office to quickly make yourself a hot cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

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People Entered: 265
Total Entries: 3446
Entry Dates: 9/30/14-10/20/14
One winner, open to US ONLY, selected by Random.org
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Nature Valley #MyAdventure #GetOUTThere

Nature Valley

This post is brought to you by Nature Valley, with my sincere THANKS! for the generous package they sent me!

Outdoor ActivitiesWe are a very active family,  with all three kids involved in a variety of sports and school activities, so we are on the go 7 days a week! When we do happen to have a spare weekend, or even just a weekend day free of all obligations, we try to spend that time exploring New England. This is a beautiful area, we are fortunate to be within an hour of both mountains, beach, and big city life. We’ve spent time during all seasons of the year in some fun and exciting places. We get tons of snow here in the winter, the spring is gorgeous as everything blooms, there are fun times at the Beach and Boston Harbor in the Summer, and in the fall our State has people flocking here to see the foliage changing colors – it’s phenomenal! Local parks are fun for the kids to play on after school, and I included glimpses of a few of the sports we currently have going on (Football, Golf, Cross Country, Soccer, etc).

Nature Valley

We try and eat a healthy diet, and I pack plenty of snacks and food for meals when we are on the go. We have a cooler on wheels that we keep with us for bottled water, sports drinks, fruits, veggies, lunch meat, and condiments. It has another section for dry goods, we keep additional fruits like bananas, breads, and granola bars there. Since we are often out late at night and have an early start the next day, breakfast bars come in handy. We know that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but don’t always have time to make a hot meal or even a bowl of cereal if we’re running late. Being able to grab a breakfast bar when we need to is perfect for us!

Nature Valley

If you haven’t heard about Erik Weihenmayer, I am pleased to be introducing you to him and his story. Erik is the only blind adventurer to climb the seven highest summits in the world, and his latest expedition is to kayak the Grand Canyon’s Colorado River! He has a partner, Lonnie Bedwell, who is also blind, and will be joining him for the latest expedition. How inspiring is that?! He wants to encourage others to eliminate barriers and live life to its fullest, living a No Barriers Life.

When they set out on their 21 day, 277 mile journey along the Colorado River, they will be supported by an experienced paddling team, but will use all of their inner strength to overcome the challenging barriers they encounter. (My sorority went white water rafting on the Ocoee River in East TN each spring when I was in college. It is no joke! We struggled, even with all of our capacities, I can’t imagine trying to do something so dangerous without my sight!). This duo has been training extensively for several years for this event, learning to use high tech radios and verbal commands from their river guides. They began their trip on Sept 7 at Lees Ferry, and wrap up Sunday Sept 28 at Pearce Ferry. Nature Valley is featuring him in several TV and digital ads “Feel Nature’s Energy” which you can see below, and a link to their Tumblr page which is following this journey.

About Nature Valley

  •      Nature Valley has a long history of commitment to nature, outdoor activities and the national parks.
  •      The brand finds inspiration from the beauty of nature and the way people connect with nature – whether that’s from a fearless adventure like those undertaken by Weihenmayer or an everyday hike.
  •      It’s Nature Valley’s belief that experiencing nature enables people to feel most alive and Weihenmayer is a great demonstration of our belief.

Want to go above and beyond? Take the No Barriers Pledge

  •      As a founding member of No Barriers USA, Weihenmayer advocates for the organization’s mission to empower people with the message, “what’s within you is stronger than what’s in your way.”

·      You can join Nature Valley and Weihenmayer in the goal of encouraging one million people to live a No Barriers Life by visiting http://www.nobarriersusa.org/take-the-pledge/ today.


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Ultimate $1000 CASH #Giveaway {CLOSED} WW

Ultimate Cash GiveawayMy blogger friends and I have teamed up to bring you one of our biggest giveaways ever! One lucky winner will win a $1000 cash prize (via Paypal) and it just might be you!

If you want a chance to be the lucky winner, here’s what you need to do – bookmark this page and come back every day to enter and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck!

GIVEAWAY

Prize: $1000 cash (via Paypal)

Organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Co-hosts: Misadventures with Andi A Few Short Cuts Blog by Donna Honey & Birch Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog Notoriously Dapper Mommy on the Money Young Finances True Story Book Blog Pretty Thrifty The World As I See It Diary of a Southern Belle Amazing Super Savers Busy Mommy Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink A Labour of Life Dressy Casual Northern Belle Diaries  SmartySaver Fresh Fit N Healthy Stacy’s Savings Finger Click Saver Palmtrees & Happiness Just A Trace simplyxclassic 

 

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. Giveaway ends 10/22 and is open worldwide.

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

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Weekly Wrap Up $20 Paypal Cash #Giveaway {CLOSED}

Kids Football
This has been a super crazy week for me! I am dealing with some medical things that required 4 doctor/specialist visits and new medications, my kids are in 2 different schools across town from one another, each playing on a different sports team, and we had sign ups for winter sports this week too! I keep asking Nick when I’m going to get a TAXI sign for my car, because I’m on the run from around 2 each afternooon until after 9 each evening doing school pickups, sports practices/games, etc! We get home, (I try to have dinner in the crockpot when I leave in the afternoon so it’s ready when we get home at night) we eat, do bathtime, and go to bed. The kids get their homework done while a sibling is practicing/competing. I’m trying to play catch up, so please excuse the mass number of posts coming up, and I’ll be sharing them in a round up with a giveaway at the end of the week so everyone can enjoy them! I know it’s EARLY for Thanksgiving and Christmas posts, but I have found (and some are invitational opportunities) some great items to share, so there will be a few of those popping up too! With my schedule, if I don’t post things when I think about them, it’s likely they’ll be forgotten, haha! I remind myself daily to enjoy and treasure these busy moments, because it’s flying by, and too soon they’ll be grown up and all the activities will be over.

*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!

New Giveaways Posted:

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People Entered: 325

Total Entries: 4102

Entry Dates: 9/26/14-10/3/14

One winner, open to US ONLY, selected by Random.org

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Frozen – The Songs Soundtrack #Giveaway {CLOSED}

Frozen - The Songs Soundtrack Giveaway

Hosted by: Queen of Savings

Sponsor: Walt Disney Records/Disney Music Group

Featuring original songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”) and Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”), and an original score by Christophe Beck (“The Muppets,” Oscar®-winning short “Paperman”), “Frozen” won two Academy Awards® (best animated film and best original song with “Let It Go”) and a Golden Globe® (best animated feature film). It is the fifth highest grossing film of all time and the highest grossing animated film earning more than $1.27 billion globally. See the full track list here.

Prize: Frozen – The Songs Soundtrack CD

Dates: 9/25-10/3

Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!


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People Entered: Unknown – Giveaway Tools form hosted by Queen of Savings
Total Entries: 11736
Entry Dates: 9/25/14-10/3/14
TWO winners, open to US ONLY, selected by Random.org
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$25 Target GC Free for Fall #Giveaway {CLOSED}

Free-for-Fall

Welcome to the It’s a Free for Fall Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.

The days are getting a bit cooler and Fall is just around the corner! We’re celebrating the upcoming season with a fun giveaway hop. Each blogger in the hop has a prize for you worth at least $25, so don’t forget to hop around to them all in the linky at the bottom of this post.

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People Entered: 537
Total Entries: 58611
Entry Dates: 9/23/14-10/20/14
One winner, open to US ONLY, selected by Random.org
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So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Free for Fall participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.


Elaine’s Toffee Giveaway {CLOSED}

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WELCOME TO THE ELAINE’S SAUCE PAIRING GIVEAWAY

Sponsored by Elaine’s Toffee Company

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Joan from Joan’s 5 Star Reviews is thrilled to share with you this tasty giveaway! Elaine’s Toffee Company is an award winning producer of English Toffee products, including the awesome sauce pairing being offered. With it being summer, Elaine’s Toffee Company cannot ship chocolate unless the buyer is willing to pay for overnight shipping, which can get expensive. They can however ship their sauces.

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Goodnites* TRU-FIT* #TRUFITBetterNites #Giveaway {CLOSED}

GoodNites TRU-FIT“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for GoodNites* TRU-FIT*. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

Bedwetting can be very embarrassing for children of all ages, particularly those who are older. Sometimes there are tips and tricks a pediatrician or urologist can give you to help you take proactive preventative measures. Many children who have an issue with wetting the bed are too embarrassed to have sleepovers, and this can be a huge cause of anxiety for them. It’s definitely a frustrating problem, for both parents and children. I have found that one of the most helpful things a parent can do, is to STAY CALM. If you get upset and angry, even yelling at the child, you could likely make the problem and anxiety worse. If they fear they will get into trouble, they may try to hide the problem, which isn’t good for anyone.

Tips to Prevent Bedwetting:

GoodNites TRU-FITOther times, your child might have an underlying medical issue that contributes to this issue, and you simply must find a way to prevent as much embarrassment as possible. The GoodNites* TRU-FIT*  product looks just like REAL UNDERWEAR on the outside. They are machine washable, so you can use them repeatedly, you just need to purchase additional disposable inserts. I love that it makes my child feel more comfortable (no more wet sheets or PJ’s in the middle of the night, YAY!), and he doesn’t feel like a “baby” in a diaper.

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Once you open the blue package, you simply insert the absorbent, disposable insert into the rubber section of the underwear, which helps prevent leaks, and the child can feel secure in knowing they will wake up dry!

GoodNites TRU-FITThere are instructions on how to insert the absorbent, disposable insert on the back of the package.

GoodNites* TRU-FIT*  is available at select national retailers, with a line for girls and a line for boys, in sizes S/M, and L/XL. There are a variety of colors and patterns for each size. As you can see from the photo above, the size L/XL will fit a child up to 100 pounds!

***COUPON***: You can download a coupon for $3 off your purchase at: https://www.goodnites.com/our-products/goodnites-trufit/

For more information, be sure to visit the Goodnites WebsiteGoodnites* TRU-FIT* website, Follow on Twitter and Facebook!

GIVEAWAY: One winner will be eligible to win a $40 Gift Card.

  • MCC will fulfill gift cards to winners.
  • “Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Mom Central.”

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People Entered: 205
Total Entries: 6552
Entry Dates: 9/22/14-9/29/14
One winner, open to US ONLY, selected by Random.org
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Save up to 50% at Reebok.com + Free Shipping & Free Returns

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Save up to 50% at Reebok.com + Free Shipping & Free Returns *WHILE SUPPLIES LAST*

I love shopping at the Reebok outlet, because they have items for family members of all ages! They have Disney Shoes,

Although we are in the middle of football and cross country season in our area, we just had sign ups for Basketball, which begins the week after football and cross country end. However, the weather has turned cold, sooner than we’d anticipated, so I’ve been out shopping for long sleeve compression shirts and pants for them to wear under their uniforms. Staying warm is important! We’ve started crossing over from the boys wearing youth sizes to men’s sizes (way too soon for this mama!) and because they are still growing, their shoes from last season don’t fit. I’m so thankful for outlet stores with discounted prices!

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We can get their “Game” socks (Basketball Crew Socks) in team colors at the Reebok Outlet for under $6.

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There are some basketball shorts starting under $12.

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Men’s size basketball shoes, also in team colors, start under $50.


Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship and Skull ‘n’ Crossbones Sticky Labels

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Shiver me timbers, it’s a great deal! For today only, Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship and Skull ‘n’ Crossbones Sticky Labels in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Mabel’s Labels is offering two great 50% off promotions! For today only, Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship or Skull ‘n’ Crossbones Sticky Labels in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Plus, on 9/20, Mabel’s Labels is offering 50% off Plane Sticky Labels for their second year of Talk Like a Pilot Day, created by Mabel’s Labels. Don’t miss your chance to shop these great offers! 


Little Passports Fundraising For Your School!

Little Passports Fundraising For Your School!

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Planning a fundraiser at your child’s school? Little Passports is the perfect partner, with an award-winning educational product that kids and parents love.



Here’s how it works: your community shops at Little Passports and we donate 15% back to your school. They even have a flyer to help you spread the word. Get more information here: www.littlepassports.com/schools. The fundraising period is from October 21 – 28 and the deadline to sign-up is October 10th so check it out today!


25% Off Tea Collection Fall Favorites for Picture Day

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Picture This: 25% Off Tea Collection Fall Favorites for Picture Day

Don’t miss this great sale that starts today! The Tea Collection Fall Favorites Event: 25% Off Select Styles, 9/16 – 9/18 ends Thursday night!!! These clothes are ADORABLE. You’ll want to have them in time for school picture day, or fall field trips to Pumpkin Patches, Apple Farms, etc. It’s a great chance to get photos to use on Christmas cards too!

 


$20 Paypal Cash #Giveaway {CLOSED}

I just published my first Ebay Guide on my Top 5 Halloween Party Ideas! I had so much fun writing it, and have a few more planned out for later this month. I’d love some support on my guide, so I’ve prepared a giveaway to help promote it. I’d be thrilled if you were willing to leave a comment on the guide with which idea you loved the most, suggestions for additional ideas, and what you found most helpful. I hope that I’ve found some items that some of you can use in the upcoming Halloween Season! There are buttons to share the post via Facebook, Twitter, Email, and Pinterest within the post. Please make sure the tag #eBayGuide is in the social media share, and leave me a link on this giveaway so I can give a re-tweet, repin, etc in thanks!

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People Entered: 390

Total Entries: 4203

Entry Dates: 9/12/14-9/19/14

One winner, open to US ONLY, selected by Random.org

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Win a $250 Family Fun Night With Popcorn and Ice Cream Goodies! {Ends 9/22}

We are launching a brand new giveaway, Family Fun Night With Popcorn and Ice Cream Goodies, worth $250 in prizes celebrating family fun!

It is in celebration of the book, 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever!

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Win A Whole Ton of Family Fun!

We are giving away (These are affiliate links):

These are all our FAVORITES for family fun!

Enter to Win

Simply use the box below to enter to win this prize pack worth $250. This contest is open to North America only due to shipping costs. Each entry helps spread the word about the fun we have here at Kids Activities Blog…and we thank you!

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Good luck!