Frugal Family Fun: October 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Winner of the Bright Starts Giveaway!!!

Well it is time to announce another winner!! Here is the lucky winner of the super cute Bright Starts Bounce Bounce Baby Activity Center!!!:
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Congrats Andrea!! You have been emailed to claim your prize and have 48 hours to claim your prize!! Thanks to all who played and please enter our other giveaways!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Check out the November Giveaways!! (+1 December!)

Hey!! Have you checked out the great contests on our blog?? Well here they are!!:

November Contests:
Nannypro.com 4 month subscription Ends 11/6
Topol Plus Toothpaste Ends 11/8
Miraclebody Jeans Ends 11/10
Pink Princess Gift Certificate Ends 11/12
Revlon Beauty Products Ends 11/14
Baby Diner Ends 11/16 
Tommee Tippee Sippy Cups Ends 11/18
LunchBox Reviews + $25 Oompa Toys Giftcard Ends 11/20
Porcelana Day & Night Skin Lightening Creams Ends 11/22
My Blog Spark Progresso Healthier You Prize Pack Ends 11/23
Live Brilliantly Lens Cleaner Ends 11/24 
ToiletTree Products Fog Free Mirror Ends 11/25
Batter Blaster Organic Pancake Batter (3 winners!) Ends 11/26
Tie Buddies Kid's shoe tying accessory Ends 11/27
Paperspring $50 Gift Certificate Ends 11/28
AlternaVites Powder Vitamins Ends 11/29
Kaponga Giveaway: Your Choice of Product! Ends 11/30 (2 winners)

December Contests:
Complete Your Baby Can Read System Ends 12/1

Check it out and good luck!!

My Blog Spark Progresso Healthier You Prize Pack Review & Giveaway




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 As a mom of 3 growing little girls, I am always trying to help make sure they get the right foods. Seems like they are eating more than  usual lately! So I try to balance out their meals and be sure they eat healthy! One thing we love to eat in this house is soup!! And who else but Progresso to get great soups from??  I was recently selected from My Blog Spark to review and giveaway a great prize pack from Progresso!! I was thrilled to be selected!!

Progresso sent me a great "Healthier You" prize pack! This had some cans of soup, a super great soup cup, a workout dvd and an exercise ball!! I was super stoked, because I have been trying to drop those last few inches from all my pregnancies the last 5 years!! 3 babies in 5 years takes quite a toll on the body!!  
The soups were Chicken Gumbo and Tomato Parmesean!!
The chicken gumbo was really good! It has chicken, veggies rice and more!! This was the first of the two we tried, and the kids loved it! This is one of my best way to get veggies in them, via soup!  The meal is also hearty, and goes great with some corn bread!  

I really liked the Tomato Parmesan. Since we always eat regular tomato soup with grilled cheese, I thought I would try to feed this to the kids instead of the regular stuff! They loved it too and had a great time dipping their sandwiches in it! I loved that they were getting more veggies in this soup than regular old tomato soup!  

More on Progresso Soups:
Choosing select Progresso® Reduced Sodium soups may help lower cholesterol2 when eaten with other heart healthy, soluble fiber containing foods. By looking for the “May Help Lower Cholesterol”2 banner and the Heart Healthy2 logo on certain varieties of Reduced Sodium soups, Progresso makes it even easier for you to stick to a heart healthy diet. Five Progresso Reduced Sodium favorites – Italian Style Wedding, Minestrone, Garden Vegetable, Beef and Vegetable, and Chicken Gumbo – contain hearty vegetables and legumes to provide 1g of heart healthy soluble fiber in every bowl.

And be sure to keep an eye out for the all-new Tomato Parmesan Reduced Sodium soup at your local grocery store for a unique blend of delicious flavors. For more information about Progresso Reduced Sodium soups that may help lower cholesterol2 and great recipe ideas, visit www.progressofoods.com today!

Also, check out Progresso on Facebook to “Like” the brand and keep up with the latest news on new products like Progresso Reduced Sodium soups that may help lower cholesterol2 and other favorites!

1American Heart Association, 2008
2Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol and rich in fruits, vegetables, and grain products that contain some types of dietary fiber, particularly soluble fiber, may reduce the risk of heart disease, a disease associated with many factors. 
One of you can also win a Healthier You Prize Pack! Check out how to win!!

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PART 1:  Tell me which variety of Progresso Reduced Sodium soup are you most looking forward to trying? Leave your answer in your comment!
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You must put both parts in the SAME comment and include your GFC name for the entry to count. Also must include an email to contact you to win, unless it is visible on your blogger profile.
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For all other entries, leave a separate comment for each entry, and if it says more than entry for doing something, leave an individual comment for each of those entries and label them #1 #2 and so forth.

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Follow @FrugalFamilyFun on Twitter and leave your twitter name in the comment

Tweet about this giveaway up to 5 times daily for entries. leave me the link to your tweet-
Your Tweet Must include #myblogspark @FrugalFamilyFun and the link to this contest.  tweets must be at least 1 hour apart for entry. 1 extra entry for each tweet.

Subscribe to our email updates, via google reader, or via RSS feed ,
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3 extra entries

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5 extra entries. Leave me the link to the blog post in your comments

Enter any of our other
giveaways! Gain an extra entry in this contest for each contest you enter! Leave the name of the contest in your comment!

Contest begins now and ends November 23, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be selected via Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours or forfeits prize.  Open to US Only!

The products, information and prize packs were all given to me from Progresso through MyBlogSpark!

ToiletTree Product Fog Free Mirror Review & Giveaway

 I hate when my husband takes a super hot shower and he makes all the mirrors foggy. Makes it REALLY hard to be able to get ready in the morning, when I am on a limited time schedule.  Luckily, ToiletTree Products has a solution! They have a fog free mirror, and it even mounts wherever you need it!! That means if you are a guy and you want to shave in the shower, you can!!  Or maybe you are a girl and you want to wash your face in the shower. Mounts easily for any needs! It also can be mounted to a wall or just store it in a cupboard for use outside of the shower! It is great for tweezing eyebrows, putting on makeup, cleaning your face and anything else you want to be able to see closer!!

I was lucky enough to get to try this great mirror out! I was so glad, cause like I said, I hate not being able to use my mirror when I need to. This mirror is great! It truly is fog free! I chose not to mount it, because I am in a rental and so didn't want to apply it to the wall. But I do keep it in my closet on my beauty shelf, so it is always close at hand!! I love how close you can see....almost too close!! Lol. I mean I can see every pore, every little hair in my brow line. It is definitely very useful!!



The patent-pending design is simple yet most effective. Fill the mirror’s reservoir with hot water from your shower head and you’re done.  When you fill the reservoir, the water neutralizes the mirror and air temperature to eliminate fogging. The mirror conveniently detaches so reservoir is easy to fill.  It also comes with soft silicone, which adheres to many wall surfaces. It is strong, easy to remove, and will not damage tiles or other surfaces!  And it pivots!!  The frame pivot allows the mirror to be adjusted, accommodating multiple users and angles.  

And guess what!?!? You can win your own Fog Free Mirror!! Keep reading to see how to win!:
 

MANDATORY ENTRY 2 PARTS MUST BE DONE FOR THE ENTRY AND EXTRA ENTRIES TO COUNT:
PART 1:  Tell me something your significant other (or child or friend or somebody) does that bugs you! Leave your answer in your comment!
PART 2: Follow me via Google Friend Connect
You must put both parts in the SAME comment and include your GFC name for the entry to count. Also must include an email to contact you to win, unless it is visible on your blogger profile.
 No email=no prize!


For all other entries, leave a separate comment for each entry, and if it says more than entry for doing something, leave an individual comment for each of those entries and label them #1 #2 and so forth.
Have questions? Email frugalfamilyfunspot at gmail dot com!

Extra Entries:
LikeToilet Tree Products on Facebook  leave me your Facebook name in the Comment

If you get a friend to like us on Facebook, you get an extra entry! One entry per friend that likes my page!  THIS IS AN UNLIMITED ENTRY  Just say in your comment that you got a person to like and what their name is! 

Like Frugal Family Fun on Facebook leave me your Facebook name in the Comment

Follow @ToiletTreeProd on Twitter and leave your twitter name in the comment

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Tweet about this giveaway up to 5 times daily for entries. leave me the link to your tweet- Your Tweet Must include @ToiletTreeProd @FrugalFamilyFun and the link to this contest.  tweets must be at least 1 hour apart for entry. 1 extra entry for each tweet.

Subscribe to our email updates, via google reader, or via RSS feed , 1 extra entry for each

Put our button on your blog, leave me the link to the blog THIS WILL BE CHECKED. 3 extra entries

Blog about this contest, including a link back to this giveaway worth 5 extra entries. Leave me the link to the blog post in your comments

Enter any of our other giveaways! Gain an extra entry in this contest for each contest you enter! Leave the name of the contest in your comment!

Contest begins now and ends November 25, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be selected via Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours or forfeits prize.  Open to US Only!

ToiletTree Products sent me this product to review on my blog. I was not under any obligation to write a positive review.  Photos from ToiletTree Products

Tie Buddies Review & Giveaway!


Learning to tie your shoes isn't always so easy.  It can take a while, but with practice, you will get it right.  Help your child tie their shoes easier with Tie Buddies!  These unique accessories make it simpler to tie shoes, and look cool too!!

Product Description
Tie Buddies are placed on childrens shoelaces and eliminate the loops. This allows children to easily complete the tying process while at school or away from mom and dad or until they get they practice enough to tie on their own . The Tie Buddies make it easier for little fingers by providing a pull-tab and the characters allow the child to remember their own story which guides them through the steps to tying.

Tie Buddies on my daughter's shoe
My daughter thought these were really cool, and I used them as incentive to wear her new shoes with laces. She didn't want to wear them before because she didn't like the "big shoes" (they are skater style shoes) and so this inspired her to wear them!! She especially loved the cute design on the Tie Buddies!  We got to try the Fairy and magic wand set:
Super cute and definitely helped her in learning how to tie!! I was super glad that they helped her , because having to help 1 less kid with shoes helps me!!  These are a great deal at only $8.99 for a complete set, which takes care of all laces on a pair of shoes.  They were easy to put on and even easier to use!! They also have a set for boys, which features race cars! 
You can win your own Tie Buddies, Sponsored by Tomoson.com Here is how to win!


MANDATORY ENTRY 2 PARTS MUST BE DONE FOR THE ENTRY AND EXTRA ENTRIES TO COUNT:
PART 1:  Check out Tie Buddies and tell me which set you would choose if you won!! Tell me in the comment
PART 2: Follow me via Google Friend Connect
You must put both parts in the SAME comment and include your GFC name for the entry to count. Also must include an email to contact you to win, unless it is visible on your blogger profile.
 No email=no prize!


For all other entries, leave a separate comment for each entry, and if it says more than entry for doing something, leave an individual comment for each of those entries and label them #1 #2 and so forth.
Have questions? Email frugalfamilyfunspot at gmail dot com!

Extra Entries:
Like Tie Buddies on Facebook  leave me your Facebook name in the Comment

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If you get a friend to like us on Facebook, you get an extra entry! One entry per friend that likes my page!  THIS IS AN UNLIMITED ENTRY  Just say in your comment that you got a person to like and what their name is!

Follow @TieBuddies on Twitter and leave your twitter name in the comment

Follow @FrugalFamilyFun on Twitter and leave your twitter name in the comment

Tweet about this giveaway up to 5 times daily for entries. leave me the link to your tweet- Your Tweet Must include @TieBuddies @FrugalFamilyFun and the link to this contest.  tweets must be at least 1 hour apart for entry. 1 extra entry for each tweet.

Subscribe to our email updates, via google reader, or via RSS feed , 1 extra entry for each

Put our button on your blog, leave me the link to the blog THIS WILL BE CHECKED. 3 extra entries

Blog about this contest, including a link back to this giveaway worth 5 extra entries. Leave me the link to the blog post in your comments

Enter any of our other giveaways! Gain an extra entry in this contest for each contest you enter! Leave the name of the contest in your comment!

Contest begins now and ends November 27, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be selected via Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours or forfeits prize.  Open to US & Canada Only!
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[Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."]

AlternaVites review & Giveaway!

 I have found that taking vitamins helps to keep your immune system healthy, resulting in less colds and illnesses.  Unfortunately, most of the adult vitamins are big old horse pills that make me want to get sick lol.  There must be an easier way to get the vitamins you need without having to swallow a huge pill.  There is, and it is called alternaVites!  

Product Description
alternaVites was developed because no one needs another pill, tablet or capsule when it comes to vitamins.  The world doesn’t need another vitamin, it needs a breakthrough vitamins.  As there are over 100 million Americans that have difficulty swallowing pills (of which I am one), alternaVites lets you keep the vitamins while losing the pill.   Unlike anything else currently on the market, alternaVites multivitamin & mineral crystals contain 23 essential nutrients that are simply sprinkled on your tongue as they then dissolve in seconds. Whats more? alternaVites tastes delicious (mixed berry flavor), has no aftertaste, requires no water or preparation, and are packaged in daily dose packets for convenience and portability. 
Using a proprietary blend of ingredients, the alternaVites รค formula meets or exceeds that of leading national brands on the market.  And alternaVites is just as remarkable for what it doesn’t contain as for what it does: no sugar, no animal products or by products, no artificial colors, artificial flavors or preservatives, no chemicals used to glue pills together.With alternaVites there are no more excuses not to take your vitamins.  
This product reminded me of a pixie stick lol. You swallow the powder but it takes a while to do the whole packet.  The taste was okay, not too bad.  I just had a hard time getting all the powder.  It is definitely something that takes a bit of time. But it is a good alternative to pills. So it is a good product.

 You can win your own box of alternaVites, Sponsored by Tomoson.com Here is how to win:

MANDATORY ENTRY 2 PARTS MUST BE DONE FOR THE ENTRY AND EXTRA ENTRIES TO COUNT:
PART 1:  Tell me how you take vitamins! Do you take adult vitamins? Do you use child's chewable or gummy vites? Or do you not really take vitamins? Tell me in a comment!
PART 2: Follow me via Google Friend Connect
You must put both parts in the SAME comment and include your GFC name for the entry to count. Also must include an email to contact you to win, unless it is visible on your blogger profile.
 No email=no prize!


For all other entries, leave a separate comment for each entry, and if it says more than entry for doing something, leave an individual comment for each of those entries and label them #1 #2 and so forth.
Have questions? Email frugalfamilyfunspot at gmail dot com!

Extra Entries:
Like AlternaVites on Facebook  leave me your Facebook name in the Comment

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If you get a friend to like us on Facebook, you get an extra entry! One entry per friend that likes my page!  THIS IS AN UNLIMITED ENTRY  Just say in your comment that you got a person to like and what their name is!

Follow @AlternaVites on Twitter and leave your twitter name in the comment


Follow @FrugalFamilyFun on Twitter and leave your twitter name in the comment

Tweet about this giveaway up to 5 times daily for entries. leave me the link to your tweet- Your Tweet Must include @AlternaVites @FrugalFamilyFun and the link to this contest.  tweets must be at least 1 hour apart for entry. 1 extra entry for each tweet.

Subscribe to our email updates, via google reader, or via RSS feed , 1 extra entry for each

Put our button on your blog, leave me the link to the blog THIS WILL BE CHECKED. 3 extra entries

Blog about this contest, including a link back to this giveaway worth 5 extra entries. Leave me the link to the blog post in your comments

Enter any of our other giveaways! Gain an extra entry in this contest for each contest you enter! Leave the name of the contest in your comment!

Contest begins now and ends November 29, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be selected via Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours or forfeits prize.  Open to US Only!

 [Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."]

Indigo Reed Diffusers Review

Nothing beats walking into a house that smells great!! Who wants to walk into one that stinks?? Not me.  I like to try new things to keep the house smelling good and also change it up for different scents. I found Indigo Reed Diffusers on Twitter! I was really excited to try it out, since I hadn't tried anything like it before! I was so excited when they agreed to work with me!! 

So maybe you are asking what is a reed diffuser?? 
Reed diffusers are the hottest trend right now in home fragrancing ! Rattan reeds are inserted into a glass bottle or glass jar of scented diffuser oil.  Each rattan reed contains about 20 "channels" that run the entire length of the reed. Much like "mini-straws", these channels "suck" the oil to the top of the reeds. The scent is then naturally dispersed into the air through evaporation- leaving your home smelling wonderful !  Unlike candles, reed diffusers are flame free and do not require any heat. They disperse scent into the air naturally. No flame means no soot and more importantly, no risk of fire ! This makes reed diffusers safer for your home, office, classroom, etc.
My Reed Diffuser!

I was very excited about the no flame part!! I have used incense sticks in the past, but they are messy and cannot be left unattended.  This is a clean and simple way to get a great scent in any room!!  I got a great clear diffuser bottle, a bottle of Autumn Reed Diffuser Oil and some Rattan reeds.  I absolutely adore the Autumn Oil! It is the perfect scent for this time of year, and it really makes my house smell great! I love it when you walk  in the front door and you are greeted by a great warm scent! Perfect for fall!  I flip the reeds weekly, to help increase the scent and also get a burst of the scent to freshen up the house!  These are easy to use and low cost!! They are also long lasting!!

Autumn- Pumpkin, Clove, Cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla blend together for this must-have fall fragrance!
You can go to Indigo Reed Diffusers to order everything you need for a great smelling house!! There are all sorts of great scents for anytime of year as well as seasonal ones!! Check it out here!

Indigo Reed Diffusers provided my blog with products to review on my blog.  I was not under any obligation to write a positive review. Some photos from Indigo Reed Diffusers

Winner of the Maroon 5 Autographed CD!!!

This winner is a very lucky ducky indeed! I am super excited for them, because this is a super cool prize!! I am here to let  you guys know who won the contest for the Maroon 5 Autographed CD!!!  So let's get right to it!! The winner is:
Shelley said... 9 tweet #3-
http://twitter.com/charmedlifeblog/status/28944155378

Congrats Shelley!! You are being emailed to claim your prize and have 48 hours to respond!! Thanks to all who enter my giveaways, and click here to check out more great contests!! Also please like the new Facebook fan page, since Facebook decided to delete the previous one!! Thank you!!!

Please Like The Fan Page on Facebook!!

So Facebook decided to be a doll and delete my Fan Page. So I have to create a new one. So far we have some fans who have liked but no where near the 300+ I had before! So please take a minute to like the NEW Frugal Family Fun Facebook page! I appreciate it! AND if you leave a comment on this post letting me know you liked and a link to your blog or facebook page, I will like your page or follow your blog in return!! Thank you!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Kaponga Cream Perfume Review & Giveaway! (2 Winners!!)


I love perfumes.  Certain ones, of course, but I love perfumes none the less! It is so nice to have a sweet scent on to make you feel that much better about yourself!! I love to check out new kinds of perfumes to see what types of scents I like and which scents are the best.  I have come across Kaponga, The Cream Perfume Company.  They have a variety of scents in a cute little jar that you rub on instead of spraying it on. This is the first of it's kind that I have come across, so I was very excited to get to try it out!!

I got to try the Mimosa Boquet:
Mimosa Boquet
A fresh blend of orange blossom and green notes open this very popular floral. Heart notes of mimosa, gardenia, carnation and rose of turkey follow, culminating in a fusion of vanilla madagaskar and musk.
I really liked this scent!  It was a good combination of the floral and musk scents, and wasn't too strong or too light! I also really liked the easy to use rub on form as opposed to a spray.  This was a great scent for me!  I love that it was a floral scent and had a unique scent.

I also got to try the Ylang Ylang d'amore:
Ylang Ylang d'amore
 
Enjoy exhilirating scents of ylang ylang, mandarin and jasmine in this classic perfume. Trailed by notes of apricot, cedarwood, orange flower, patchouli and musk.
This one was my favorite of the two!! The combination of the fruits and cedarwood....yummy!! I loved it so much and wear it several times a week! (A girl has to mix it up a bit!)  I also really loved the cute container these perfumes come in!! So wonderful!!

I also got to try some of the Lavender Body Moisturizer:
I got it right before I took a family vacation, and somehow it ended up being the only lotion I brought! I was glad to have it though! My skin was super dry and so I tried it on the first thing when I got to the hotel! It was super yummy smelling, and made my skin feel so amazing!! It kept it moisturized too, which is important to me. This is a great post-bath or shower lotion, and even better for before bed. It will help you relax and sleep well.  I love lavender lotions!!

Kaponga would like to help two of you smell good too! (As if you don't already lol) and so two of you will win your favorite product from Kaponga! Here is how you can win!!

MANDATORY ENTRY 2 PARTS MUST BE DONE FOR THE ENTRY AND EXTRA ENTRIES TO COUNT:
PART 1:  Check out Kaponga and tell me which product you would choose if you won!! Tell me in the comment
PART 2: Follow me via Google Friend Connect
You must put both parts in the SAME comment and include your GFC name for the entry to count. Also must include an email to contact you to win, unless it is visible on your blogger profile.
 No email=no prize!


For all other entries, leave a separate comment for each entry, and if it says more than entry for doing something, leave an individual comment for each of those entries and label them #1 #2 and so forth.
Have questions? Email frugalfamilyfunspot at gmail dot com!

Extra Entries:
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If you get a friend to like us on Facebook, you get an extra entry! One entry per friend that likes my page!  THIS IS AN UNLIMITED ENTRY  Just say in your comment that you got a person to like and what their name is!

Follow @FrugalFamilyFun on Twitter and leave your twitter name in the comment

Tweet about this giveaway up to 5 times daily for entries. leave me the link to your tweet- Your Tweet Must include @FrugalFamilyFun and the link to this contest.  tweets must be at least 1 hour apart for entry. 1 extra entry for each tweet.

Subscribe to our email updates, via google reader, or via RSS feed , 1 extra entry for each

Put our button on your blog, leave me the link to the blog THIS WILL BE CHECKED. 3 extra entries

Blog about this contest, including a link back to this giveaway worth 5 extra entries. Leave me the link to the blog post in your comments

Enter any of our other giveaways! Gain an extra entry in this contest for each contest you enter! Leave the name of the contest in your comment!

Contest begins now and ends November 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be selected via Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours or forfeits prize. 
Open to U.S. AND Canada only!! Good luck!

  Kaponga provided my blog with samples to review and also prizes for the giveaway on my blog.  I was not under any obligation to write a positive review. Photos from Kaponga

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Winner of the Boogie Wipes Giveaway!!

With the cold and flu season upon us, I know you guys could certainly use the prize I am about to giveaway!! I am here to announce the winner for the Boogie Wipes Giveaway !!  So with no further adieu, here is the lucky winner!!:

Cathy W said... 16
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Ritzpix-Get up to 10 8x10 enlargements for $1 on 11/1

  Ritz & Wolf Camera & Image and Ritzpix.com has implemented “no extra cost” one-day shipping to complement the company’s long standing one-hour pickup in stores.  The first photo site to offer this service, Ritz customers, almost anywhere in the US, will always automatically receive one-day shipping at standard shipping rates.  One day shipping is available on all the company’s one hour products saving customers up to 90 percent off competitor’s shipping rates.  Products must be ordered by 11 am to qualify, but products ordered after 11 am will be received in only two days.

To celebrate this 1 day shipping announcement, Ritz will offer each customer up to 10 8x10 enlargements of their favorite Halloween photos for $1 on 11/1 for 1 day, midnight to midnight EST.  The promotion code is 1DAY. New customers will also receive 25 free prints with sign up.

Win a Starbucks Giftcard!!!



I always try to get free Starbucks, so I am always on the hunt for giveaways for giftcards!! Here is a great one at Coupons and Freebies For You!! Click here to check it out!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOT ON MY BLOG

CSN Stores Upcoming Review!!

If you have been here long, you probably know I love CSN Stores!! I have worked with them on a couple of things, and I am here again as a CSN Stores preferred blogger to do another review!!  They have so many great products!!  And they make it super easy to find everything you need all in one place!!  I love their drop leaf tables!!  They are the perfect addition  to your home as the holiday's will be here soon!

I like a couple different styles!:

Hooker Furniture Wynterhall Round Pedestal Dining Table in Warm Brown


Hooker Furniture Indigo Creek Pedestal Dining Table in Black


Wildon Home Morrison Round Dining Table with Empire Base in Natural and White

There are lots of different styles and sizes to choose from!!!  You are sure to be able to find one for your family and holiday needs!! I love that there are so many different products and stores at CSN Stores!  I am going to be able to do all my holiday shopping quickly and easily!!! Stay tuned for more reviews on some of the great stuff I find at CSN Stores!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Win The PediaCare® “Kid’s Cold Comfort” Giveaway!

PediaCare wants to help your child stay snug and comfy this cold and flu season, so we’re giving one lucky Woman’s
World reader a $1,000 gift card to 1-800-Mattress to buy a new children’s mattress set, along with another $200 toward some
comfy pillows, sheets and a bedspread. The prize also includes the collection of PediaCare products for children, with various
formulas recommended by health professionals for cough, fever, flu, allergies and pain relief.

Visit www.pediacare.com/win and click on the “Enter to Win” banner to be taken to our official entry form!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

5 tips for making benefits planning simpler

Do you know what's covered on your insurance plan? Are you covered in case something happens? Financially, are you even able to afford insurance?  Planning your insurance plan benefits to ensure you have the best coverage for your family is so important!! I am here with Be Smart About Your Health to share 5 Tips for Making Benefits planning simpler!!

The first thing you should consider is what is the most important things you will need coverage for. Whatever that may be, dental or vision benefits, the ability to see another doctor if needed, you want to have that covered so you don't have to spend money out of pocket if you can help it.  This will save you the most money in the long run. Nothing is worse than having to pay for services your insurance didn't cover. Planning this ahead ensures you won't have an unexpected expense.

That being said, you also need to plan for how much you can afford monthly for your premium.  It may be unrealistic to get everything you want, or you may want to shop around to see what the best deal is,so you can get the most coverage for your money.  Also reflect on what you had spent the year before on healthcare expenses, and adjust to help eliminate by having it covered by insurance if possible.

Plan ahead for the types of health services you will be needing. Be sure that any possible or certain exams, procedures or tests will be covered to help cut costs to you.  This includes routine things like pap smears, colonoscopys and more. If you have to pay yourself, it can be spendy. You know you will have these expenses, so get them covered.

Like I said before, it is important to compare health insurance providers just like car insurance or home owners insurance. You don't want to overpay, but you also don't want to be under insured. Talk to friends and family, research online and find out what companies are best and what is going to be the best plan for your families needs.

You need to be sure to plan your benefits so you don't get caught footing a bill that could have been covered by insurance. It is important and overall you will save money!

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the TwitterMoms and Aetna blogging program, making me eligible to get a $30 Target gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here.”

Itzy Ritzy Facebook Contest!!

I recently came across Itzy Ritzy, a cute online store with lots of great kids products!! This is becoming more and more popular, and even caught the eyes of some celebrity parents! They offer lots of cute things, like Peek a boo pods, Ritzy nurser nursing covers, Ritzy Rider toddler car seat covers and more!

I love their products, especially their new  Snack Happened™ Reusable & Washable Snack Bags!
 Snack Happened Reusable & Washable Snack Bags
  • FDA approved & BPA Free! Unlike the others!
  • Ideal for little hands, snacks, fruit, sandwiches, picnics, school lunches, mini first aid kits, cell phones, car & plane trips, crayons, toiletries, iPods, cameras, hiking, camping, travel, beach gear & more!
  • Lead free YKK zipper top keeps crumbs, drips & contents securely inside - Zipper not Velcro for SILENT Snacking!
  • 100% cotton designer fabric exterior with thick and lush PVC-Free waterproof lining interior - No cheap nylon here!
  • Reusable + Washable + Eco-friendly + Fashionable
  • 7 inches x 7 inches
  • Machine washable
  • CPSIA tested and compliant
  • Patent Pending
And Itzy Ritzy would like to hook you guys up with your own Snack Happened bag!!  Here is how to win!!:

There is only one entry!!:

"Like" Itzy Ritzy on facebook and tell them Frugal Family Fun sent you, and which Snack Happened™ Reusable & Washable Snack Bag is your favorite!! For every 25 people who enter, Itzy Ritzy will giveaway one Snack Happened Reusable Bag!!

That's it!! Itzy Ritzy has offered to host this giveaway on behalf of my blog!!  Thanks to Itzy Ritzy and good luck to all participants!!!

Winners of the Secret Deodorant Contest!!

Time to announce some more winners! Last night the Secret Deodorant Giftpacks Giveaway ended, so 5 of you are about to get a prize!! Like yesterday, I am deciding for a contest with so many winners, I am not going to clutter my page and this post with all the random.org screen shots! So here are the winners!:

Andrea said... #30
I tweeted! http://twitter.com/ampaetka/status/25048029106

janetfaye said... #72
 I entered
Tropical Traditions Glass & Surface Cleaner.

Jessica said... #135
10/3 daily tweet
http://twitter.com/jjak2003/status/26292968151

mandala said... #179 GFC follower (mandala); I'd like to try the Secret Clinical Strength for Sensitive Skin deodorant

Katy said... #247 Tweet! http://twitter.com/katygmorris/status/28733911726

Thanks!!! :)

Congrats to everyone!!! You have all been emailed and have 48 hours to claim your prizes!!
Thanks for playing, and be sure you check out our latest and greatest giveaways!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Winners of the Suave Professionals Hair Products!!

Hello all! Here are the 4 winners of the Suave Professionals Contest! I decided not to do the random.org screen shots since there were so many winners, because I think it clutters up the post! Here they are in numerical order (not drawn in this order):
Jeanie said... 116
Tweet! http://twitter.com/alohapearl12/status/27981977121
Momma Teri said... 127
I entered Wholesalekeychain.com Flashlight/Laser Pointer Ends 10/23
Kimberly said... 151
I entered your Pink Princess giveaway.
mandala said... 93
I'd like to try the Aloe Vera and Gingseng set GFC follower (mandala)
Congrats to all the winners! You have been emailed and have 48 hours to claim your prize before we redraw! Thanks for all who played and please check out our current giveaways!

Dria Covers Review!

If you breastfeed or have breastfed your little ones, you know that one problem or worry is being discreet.  There is always going to be a time when you are in public and your baby wants to eat. NOW.  So you can be comfortable if you are using a  Nursing Cover. Driacover.com offers fashionable nursing covers sure to keep you covered and keep your private time with baby PRIVATE!  There are many different styles to choose from!
I love the variety of colors, so you can match your outfit!
These covers are comfy and offer full coverage for the perfect breastfeeding experience!

And the nursing covers are great for many uses!
These covers are multi-functional, and a must have for any mom who plans to nurse! Nothing is more embarrassing than being exposed unexpectedly in public!
I really like the pattern here, and look at how much coverage this mom has! No worries about being exposed or having to hold a blanket awkwardly as you try to adjust your baby or other things!!  These beautiful covers are the perfect gift for a new mom or any mom who is going to be nursing!  Be sure to check out the different styles of nursing covers to find the perfect one for you or as a gift!!

Be sure to follow @DriaCover on Twitter! And you can also Like Dria Cover on Facebook!!

This post was a paid review of Driacovers.com Please see my disclosure here.  Being compensated for this post did not change my opinions of the website or products!

This week's Savvy Savings and Scholarships Offers

Houston:
$14 for: Family 4-pack of tickets to the Houston Health Museum
($28 value)

Take a journey into your body and see what makes you tick
Philadelphia:
$16 for: Family 4-pack of admission tickets to the Penn Museum
($32 value)

Learn about people and cultures, past and present, in a hands-on environment
San Francisco Bay Area:
$50 for: Basic Membership to MOCHA
($100 value)

Create a fun holiday craft or a present for someone special
Seattle:
$12 for: Coupon for pottery time at Kids N Clay
($25 value)

Fire up your child's creativity, create a keepsake, and make some memories

PaperSpring Personalized Holiday Cards Review & $50 Giftcard Giveaway!


It is about time to consider what you are going to do for your Holiday Cards! The holidays will be here before we know it, and I know you don't want to wait til the last minute. Why not go to Paperspring for some cute personalized greeting cards to make it quick and easy? 
 
Exclusive to Paperspring is Digital Name Art™ (DNA). DNA brings personalization to a new level of creativity; the sophisticated technology enables customers to spell out names using digital images. By selecting a card design and sending a list of recipient names, each card is customized and more personal. I was fortunate enough to be able to get my own DNA greetings for the holidays!! I love them and was so happy with how they came out!

These  are the holidays cards I chose!  The Holiday Lights card caught my eye because of the cute theme and the way you can add the names for the recipients! I also love how I was able to get our names printed in the inside.  This means less time having to write cards and put everyone's names inside! Now I can simply write a little message, seal stamp and go! I even got some nice personalized labels to go on the outside. And for a fee, you can order your cards pre-addressed and even stamped, so all you have to do is stick them in the mail! How simple is that?

I really appreciated how customer service called me to make sure they had the names right before printing my order. Somehow my names list got lost, and the kind customer service rep took the time to call twice and make sure we got the order straightened out before it went to print! The cards also shipped quickly and this made me super happy! Even if you waited a little to get your cards, you could get them in plenty of time to ship out!

I also made this super cute Valentine's day card for my hubby from our girls: 
These cards are super cute and you can get as few or as many as you want! These were a great way to make a cute personalized Valentine's day card! They would be great for personalized cards for your child's school!  There are a wide variety of the DNA cards to choose from! And of course Paperspring offers so much more!

 About Paperspring
Paperspring, a Los Angeles based eco-friendly online retailer offering contemporary personalized cards and stationery. Paperspring’s vision is to create fresh ideas on paper and in turn capture, share and celebrate the important moments in life. Paperspring’s range of products includes photo birth announcements, baby shower invitations, holiday cards, greeting cards, thank you cards, birthday party invitations and personalized stationery. All of Paperspring's matte cards are printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled thick cardstock.

You can get 20% off Holiday Cards plus free shipping for the month of October with code OCTOBER20 (expires 10/31)

One of you will receive a $50 Paperspring Gift certficate!! here is how to win! 
MANDATORY ENTRY 2 PARTS MUST BE DONE FOR THE ENTRY AND EXTRA ENTRIES TO COUNT:
PART 1:
Like Paperspring on Facebook!  and leave me your Facebook name!
PART 2: Follow me via Google Friend Connect
You must put both parts in the SAME comment and include your GFC name for the entry to count. Also must include an email to contact you to win, unless it is visible on your blogger profile.
 No email=no prize!


For all other entries, leave a separate comment for each entry, and if it says more than entry for doing something, leave an individual comment for each of those entries and label them #1 #2 and so forth.
Have questions? Email Frugal Family Fun

Extra Entries:
Like Frugal Family Fun on Facebook leave me your Facebook name in the Comment

If you get a friend to like us on Facebook, you get an extra entry! One entry per friend that likes my page!  THIS IS AN UNLIMITED ENTRY  Just say in your comment that you got a person to like and what their name is!

Follow @paperspring on Twitter and leave your twitter name in the comment

Follow @FrugalFamilyFun on Twitter and leave your twitter name in the comment

Tweet about this giveaway up to 5 times daily for entries. leave me the link to your tweet- Your Tweet Must include @paperspring @FrugalFamilyFun and the link to this contest.  tweets must be at least 1 hour apart for entry. 1 extra entry for each tweet.

Subscribe to our email updates, via google reader, or via RSS feed , 1 extra entry for each

Put our button on your blog, leave me the link to the blog THIS WILL BE CHECKED. 3 extra entries

Blog about this contest, including a link back to this giveaway worth 5 extra entries. Leave me the link to the blog post in your comments

Enter any of our other giveaways! Gain an extra entry in this contest for each contest you enter! Leave the name of the contest in your comment!

Contest begins now and ends November 28, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be selected via Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours or forfeits prize.  Because I am shipping, this is open to U.S. only!! Good luck!
 
Product review & giveaway disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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