Friday, September 28, 2012

Sweeten Without The Calories Naturally With NECTRESSE Sweetener

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NECTRESSE™Sweetener for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have always been a loyal customer of Splenda, because I'm a type II Diabetic and it's one of the few things I can use that will not spike my blood sugar. I appreciate the fact that Splendra strives to create sweeteners that fit the tastes and appeals of everyone. So when Spenda released NECTRESSE™Sweetener and I was offered the chance to try it I hopped on the opportunity.
NECTRESSE is the only No calorie all natural sweetener on the market. Derived from Monk Fruit, a green melon fruit from Asia that has been grown in family orchards for centuries, allows it to be 140 times more sweeter than sugar, all while maintaining it's all natural quality. NECTRESSE is available in single serve packets or an easy to hold canister and is available in grocery, drug, and superstores around the country or can be purchased online. NECTRESSE can be used in place of sugar in all recipes types that call for sugar as an ingredient, this even includes baked good.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Amazon My Habit 60% OFF Top Brands! Join Today

The Holidays are coming now is the time to create gift lists. You can buy those expensive gifts without breaking the bank by joining Amazon My Habit!

BECOME A MEMBER INSTANTLY Membership is always free Up to 60% off coveted brands FREE SHIPPING + RETURN SHIPPING in the US. Not in the US? That's OK they ship INTERNATIONALLY to 50+ countries!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Layaway Items At Kmart & You Could Win Big

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
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There are 99 days left until Christmas (I know you're saying did she just mention Christmas, it's only September). Now is the perfect time to start composing your holiday lists and budgets. With the economy is such a ruckus lately and the price of fuel on the rise again there are bound to be holiday gifts on wish lists that you or your family simply can't afford to dish out the cash for all at once.  Layaway programs have always been a good way to get those much needed and wanted items allowing shoppers the option to make payments. I can remember growing up and hearing my Mother and Grandmother always talking about doing a layaway or paying on one. I can also remember all of those wonderful toys and other items I would wake up to on Christmas morning. During the 80's auto industry layoffs money was extremely tight due to my Mother being one of those laid off for years, yet she always found a way to make the holidays happy and joyful, a layaway was her way of doing it.
Kmart has the perfect solution for your layaway needs and also is giving you the chance to win big! Each participating store each week from now until November 17, 2012 is giving you a chance to have your layaway paid for during  Kmart's Big Layaway Giveaway  (No purchase necessary see rules for more information and prizing). Not only is there a great giveaway going on but Kmart is also offering free layaway from 9/9/12 until 11/17/12 and will waive any service fees during the promotional period. This means an extra $5 or $10 (depending on the duration of your layaway) in your pocket that you can use to put towards the items in your layaway.
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If the Big Layaway Giveaway isn't enough incentive to do your holiday shopping at Kmart maybe a comparison to it's competitors will be. Kmart offers layaway service year round, no minium amount, online layaway option, and even online payment option. As the grid will show no other competitor even comes close to the options you have for being able to do a layaway at Kmart. You can even do a layaway in a different state and eliminate not having enough room to pack gifts if you are going out of town for the holidays. Kmart offers low prices and the same items as their competitors making them having the winning combination for you.

Twitter Party Calendar Poll

Happy Hump Day Everyone! We are halfway through the last week of September! WOW how this year has flown by. I have a question for ALL my calendar followers... Please leave any and all comments on this post. How would you all feel if there was a log in system to view the calendar? Either log in via your Facebook or your Twitter ID? Please let me know your thoughts... and let this be a WINSday for you!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

BeachMint Instant Win & Sweepstakes Ends 9/27

BeachMint Instant Win & Sweepstakes: You could win BeachMint Favorites or an EBAY gift card in the Fashion Vault Sweepstakes! Enter daily until 9/27/12!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Watch Videos Earn Real Cash - Join Jingit Today

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With Jingit, you can earn real cash, instantly for watching ads online; or checking in and shopping for select products at your favorite stores; even for giving your feedback to leading brands by taking brief surveys. In return, those brands get your attention!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Colorful Fall Gardening With Miracle-Gro

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Here in the Northeast we are already experiencing cooler night time temperatures, even though some days we still get up to 80 degrees. The summer growing season is quickly coming to an end, but that doesn't mean you still can't pack your flower gardens and containers with colorful Fall gardening options. There are many hardy flowers and ediable plants, such as mums, pansies, hens & chickens, and kale that can create a colorful fall time container garden when planted together. I have a wooden pumpkin shaped mini wagon that I plant a festive fall piece into every year. It becomes the highlight of my porch or patio (where ever I may place it that year). 

Find beauty in the Fall is now easier than ever with the assistance of the internet. You can find inspiration and ideas for creating an arrangement all over the Internet. Pinterest has become my favorite place find and pin the ideas I like and would like to create. This year I've chosen to do a mum, pansy, ivy, hens and chickens arrangement that I found on Pinterest and re-pinned. This display is suggested as being a window box display, but I loved the color combinations and feel it will go well in my pumpkin wagon planter.

When planting any of my container projects the first thing I start out with is Miracle-Grow Potting Mix. 


Miracle-Gro Potting mix has always given my container gardening projects the healthy environment they needed to grow and thrive, all while allowing for proper drainage and airflow due to the rich organic materials that also provide six months of continuous release plant food. Check out Miracle-Gro Facebook page where you can connect with fellow gardeners to share stories and tips.

To complete my pumpkin wagon I'll need the following

  • Bag of Miracle-Gro Potting Mix
  • Orange Mums
  • Yellow Mums
  • Ivy
  • Hens and Chicken

The wagon is approximately 8-10 inches deep. I'll begin by filling it half up with the potting mix. Once the potting mix is in then place the orange and yellow mums in the center, mixing them to create a colorful mixture. Fill in the empty space with more potting mix. Place the hens and chickens around the outter edge of the wagon potter leaving a space in the wrong of it to place the ivy. Hens and chickens will plan themselves, you can lay them gently on top of the mix and they will grow with no problems.

As you can see with a little creativity and some Miracle-Gro Potting Mix you can create wonderful gardens of all types for the fall.Advertisement

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Fiber One® Nutty Clusters & Almonds Cereal $1.25/1 Printable

Fiber One® Nutty Clusters & Almonds is the newest flavor to the Fiber One cereal line. Bosting just 11 grams of fiber (43% of the Daily Value), 23 grams of whole grain (at least 48 recommended daily), and 180 calories per serving it is packed full of crunchy goodness. 

You can print a coupon for $1.25 off 1 here and try Fiber One® Nutty Clusters & Almonds Cereal today!

Disclosure: I received this information and the coupon offer from General Mills through MyBlogSpark

Julep Pinterest Color Challenge You Could Name The Next Color

Julep is hosting a Color Challenge on Pinterest. They are asking their fans and followers to pin images that inspire their favorite color. The top boards will be posted on Facebook for a vote. The highest voted board color will then be put into production and the winner being able to name the new color. How cool would that be, to have your very own nail polish color that you named? You can't win if you don't participate, so get to pinning!!

How does color inspire you?

Where do you look for inspiration? Fashion, nature, food, etc.

Pick a color and start pinning images that represent and bring color to life.

Tag your pinned images with #JulepColorChallenge #CreateYourJulepColor

Once your board is complete go here and fill out the entry form. 

Just follow the steps in the graphic below to get started.

Check Out eBay Daily Deals

Each and every day, you will find a huge selection of highly discounted, top brands and products. They go fast – so act quickly!

The holidays are quickly approaching, make sure you don't miss out on a Daily Deal!  

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

NEW Betty Crocker Cereal Muffin Mix $0.80/1 Printable Coupon

Better Crocker has taken muffin mixes to a new level. They have now given such cereal favorites as Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Reese's Puffs some what of a make over. You can now enjoy all three of these flavors as muffins! In celebration of these new muffin mix flavors they've released a printable coupon.  You can go here to print your $0.80 off any one variety Betty Crocker Muffin Mix.

Disclosure:I received this information and the coupon offer from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark

Progresso®'s Two New Creamy Light Soups - REVIEW

It's pretty much almost fall time which equates to more soup consumption. Soup is pretty much a staple in my household during the fall and now I have two new soups to enjoy. One of which I've fallen in taste love with - Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese and Chicken Pot Pie Style! Tell me  your mouth didn't just water and stomach growl just a tad?  Did the waist band of your pants tighten up hearing creamy? Well fear heavy creamy soups no more. These two soups are part of Progresso®'s new Light Creamy soup campaign that is endorsed by Weight Watchers®. Each soup carries 2 PointsPlus value per serving allowing everyone from a stay at home Mom to Weight Watchers® Members to enjoy a creamy scrumptious low calorie lower sodium delight without sacrificing taste.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Free Customized NFL Pens From is offering a discount deal for two FREE Customized NFL Pens!

Simply head on over to and click on the banner above. Click on Customize Now button which will take you to the customize screen. 

Step 1. Personalize It - Enter what you'd like on your pen in the "Your Imprint" Box or you can check the top box and not put an imprint on the pen. Note: Due to NFL Rules only Personal Names allowed - I don't know if this excludes blog names, I'll have to wait and see if the order rejects or not.

Step 2. Choose a Design - click on the NFL Conference which your favorite team is in. There seems to be two selections of each team, their normal color logo and the pink logo.

Step 3. Select Quantity 2

You'll want to check the box on the left side after Step 3 that you have double checked your order. Add your order to your cart. Enter Promo Code NFLFREE in the promo code box, this will adjust your order to reflect the discount. Offer says shipping applies, but when I completed my offer there was no shipping, set up cost, or handling fee. So this was a totally FREE deal! You can have the option of adding in a credit card number or simply select "Bill Me Later" Seeing this is a freebie you obviously won't be billed. To complete your check out just create a free account if you don't already have one.  Below is a shot of the pens I ordered. I choose the Pink Buffalo Bills pens and put my blog name on them. I can't wait for them to arrive!!

Thanks goes to Couponing 4 U for posting this freebie! If you are confused on any of the steps you can head on over to here original post here where she has provided screen shots of the steps!

**the site runs slow on certain screens just be patient**

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Survey Opportunity Be Entered To Win 1 of 20 $25 Visa Cards

If you have 15 minutes to share your food buying and grocery shopping habits (with the bonus option of entering to win one of 20 VISA gift cards worth $25), please check out this survey from my friends at The Motherhood:

The results from the survey will be presented at a conference later this month, and your feedback will play a huge part in influencing executives at major food brands and companies as they make decisions regarding product development and prioritizing the issues that are important to moms.

There’s an option to submit your email address at the end of the survey – anyone who completes the survey and provides an email address will be entered to win one of 20 VISA gift cards worth $25. (The email address is just a way to notify the gift card winners and won’t be shared.)

Thanks in advance for your help! If you’d like, you are welcome to share the survey with other moms, too!!!

Disclosure:I will be compensated for this post

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

JOSÉ OLÉ(R) brand $3.00 Back To School Coupon Starts 9/5

JOSÉ OLÉ® brand products let you add a little more Olé to any day - especially school days! And to help you fill the freezer for those hungry tummys, JOSÉ OLÉ® is releasing an incredible $3.00 off ANY 2 items coupon ($3/2) for a limited time only.

That means you save $3 on ANY 2 JOSÉ OLÉ® products, and if you choose 2 individually wrapped JOSÉ OLÉ® Burritos or Chimichangas, they could be absolutely FREE!

The JOSÉ OLÉ® brand brings your family a fiesta of flavors by using only the finest ingredients, like real cheese, tender cuts of meats, and authentic seasonings. All JOSÉ OLÉ® brand products — Mini Tacos, Taquitos, Quesadillas, Chimichangas, Burritos and more — are great-tasting, easy to prepare, and always get smiles from the entire family.

And you can also help add smiles to more kids' faces by helping to generate up to $25,000 for the good work done by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®. For every one of these special coupons that is printed, JOSÉ OLÉ® brand will donate $1.00 (up to $25,000) to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®.

Whether you need some fast and easy family dinner ideas or some quick, satisfying after-school snacks, JOSÉ OLÉ® brand has the products and recipes to meet your needs. Taste the Fiesta® with JOSÉ OLÉ® brand!

Download instructions for the special, limited-availability $3.00 coupon (starting at 3:00 p.m. ET on September 5th)

To get your coupon and big savings on JOSÉ OLÉ® brand products:

  1. Click on this link and go to the JOSÉ OLÉ® brand Facebook page starting at 3:00 p.m. ET on September 5th.
  2. Click on the tab that reads “Back-to-School Coupon” (If you can’t see the tab, that means that all of the coupons are gone)
  3. “Like” the JOSÉ OLÉ® brand if you haven’t already.
  4. Click the “Print” button.
  5. Print the coupon.
  6. Head to your grocery store, pick up two packages of delicious JOSÉ OLÉ® brand products in the freezer section, and enjoy a fiesta of flavors for your Back–To-School needs!

And while you’re on the JOSÉ OLÉ® brand Facebook page, click on the "More Olé in Life" tab to find out about their daily Instant Win Game, "Surprise" Coupons, fun Party Planning ideas, recipes, and plenty more!

Good luck!!

Disclosure: I was sent this information as part of The JOSÉ OLÉ® brand Team

Pillsbury Bagette Chips & Mott's Medleys Fruit Snacks Printable Coupons

Pillsbury®Baguette Chips
With 21 chips being a whole 130 calories and a lot of gourmet flavors to choose from Pillsbury Baguette Chips are the perfect way to add crunch to your salads, soups, dips, or just alone as a snack. Print your coupon now for $0.75 off one bag 7oz or larger today! Print here 

Mott's® Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks
Fat Free, Gluten Free, and only 80 calories Mott's Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks are the perfect addition to add to your child's lunch! Available in assorted fruit or berry these snacks contain 100% of recommended daily Vitamin C. Print your coupon for $0.60 off one box today. Print here

Disclosure: I was provided the above coupon links for being a member of MyInsite.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Which Portable Computer Suits Your Needs - Notebook, Netbook, Ultrabook, & Tablet

With back to school going on some schools require that students have a laptop. What does this mean for parents? This means you are about to invest in some sort of portable computer and should know the difference among classes of laptops. Some laptops are geared for just web surfing, fine tuned for hard core gaming, or touch screen capable and no thicker than a pad of paper. Among them all is the perfect one to fit your budget and your family's needs.

The term laptop has become some what of a generic term for simply meaning a "portable computer".  The word does not specifically mean a computer to set on your lap, as there have been cases that doing so has caused second degree burns to legs and laps due to the heat thrown from the bottom of one of these portable computers. There are many different classes of laptops and I'm going to break down each type for you to allow you to better understand what exactly each type was made to do. From there you'll be able to make a  more informed educated decision on which device is best suited for your family's needs and also which device fits into your family's budget.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

5 Year Old Isabella Sara Tennant - Fundraising - Laid To Rest Today A Victim Of A Tragic Murder

It has been a somber week here in the Western New York Area as a community is in shock and mourns the loss of a precious little girl. On Monday a news alert came out around 9 am alerting viewers of a missing 5 year old little girl in Niagara Falls. Within a few hours the grim discovery was then announced that her body had been recovered in a garbage can a few blocks away from where she was spending the night at her Great Grandmother's house. This story and horrific incident hit home HARD. The little 5 yr old girl is Isabella Tennant. I've know Isabella's Dad, Mike, for what is 20 years now. My girlfriends and I hung out with him and his friends. Ohh the younger years! They were wonderful. I crossed Mike's path all the time out and about, whether it was at a bar or some local event. He was always Mr Smiley a smile to which was passed right onto his daughter. I even one time met "Bella" as she was so fondly called, I believe she was 3 or 4 at the time. Mike's birthday was Tuesday not to mention he is getting married soon. My friend my heart physically aches for you and I wish there was something more I could do. 

Bella's precious body was laid to rest today with over a thousand people showing up to pay their respect and condolences. People whom the family knew and also people who they didn't. The outpouring from the community just makes your heart heal just a little bit. 
Photo courtesy of WGRZ NBC Channel 2
"When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure"
Author: 1 Corinthians 13:7
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