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2014 World Vision Gift Catalog and Giveaway

by Pennie on October 25, 2014

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Championing convenience, gift cards topped the list of popular holiday gifts for 2013 (Nielsen.com). Get creative this holiday season by giving friends and loved ones delicious, poverty-fighting holiday gifts from the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog.

More than 250 items, ranging in price from $10 to $39,000, are available online and in the print catalog to help improve quality of life for women, children and families in the U.S. and around the world. When you give where it is needed most, you can receive handcrafted gifts that are perfect for holiday baking or entertaining:

Prosperity CinnamonKnow a friend or family member who loves to bake? Each beautifully-carved cinnamon bark box contains 3 oz. of cinnamon and bears a common Asian character for prosperity. Vietnam’s renowned sweet cinnamon is a renewable resource collected from the Cassia tree, sold to benefit generations of hard-working families. $85

Fair-Trade Coffee SetFor the coffee lover, this 12 oz. coffee set is blended by OneCup.org, using delicious flavors from Ethiopia, Sumatra, and Costa Rica, and is delivered in a gift bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women. $65

Hand-Carved Serving SpoonsA perfect gift for holiday entertaining, each beautiful set of two hand-carved olivewood serving spoons is delivered in a gift bag of African fabric hand-sewn by local women. The serving spoons are made to benefit orphans of the Kamba tribe in Kenya. $65

Since it began in 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative; more than 844,000 people helped someone through the Catalog in the last fiscal year alone.

To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, visit www.worldvisiongifts.org or call 855-WV-GIFTS.  Also find the World Vision Facebook page a/WorldVision and Twitter at@WorldVisionNews using the hashtag #GiftCatalog.

Nicole’s take:  I love giving gifts that give back or pay it forward and that’s just what the World Vision catalog is all about.  The serving spoons are just gorgeous and will make a great hostess gift or holiday gift.  I love that they benefit orphans and were made by local women.  This is truly a thoughtful gift! The catalog is full of items just like this, make sure to check it out!

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Top 10 Giveaways, 10/27/14

by Pennie on October 25, 2014

Don’t forget to enter my current giveaways:

  1. Trident – We’ve Never Felt So Free and Giveaway  (Ends 10/27)
  2. Applegate HALF TIME Lunch Prize Pack  (Ends 10/27)
  3. Maty’s All Natural Baby Products  (Ends 10/27)

Here are this week’s top 10 giveaways.  Please be sure to read each blogger’s giveaway post carefully as they all have different rules. Good luck!

  1. Koupon Karen – The Mentalist 6th Season on DVD Giveaway (Ends 10/27)
  2. The Consumer Adviser - CANON EOS Rebel T3i DSLR Camera Giveaway (Ends 10/28)
  3. Kate n Kaboodle - LG 7.0′ 8GB WI-FI TABLET GIVEAWAY (Ends 10/29)
  4. My Little Space 4 Everything – VTech Innotab 3S Plus (Ends 10/29)
  5. Mom Blog SocietyLittle Tikes 4-in-1 Trike Deluxe Edition Giveaway (Ends 10/30)
  6. My Boys and Their Toys – Visa $250 G.C. Giveaway (Ends 10/30)
  7. This Mama Cooks - KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer Giveaway (Ends 10/30)
  8. My Fab Fit Forties – Mommy Needs a Getaway Giveaway (Ends 10/31)
  9. Femme Fitale Fit Club –  eMeals 3 Month Subscription Giveaway (Ends 10/31)
  10. My Boys and Their Toys – Little Scholar Tablet Giveaway (Ends 11/1)

 

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The Trident gum you know and love can be found ‘commando’ (no wrappers!) in bottles and pouches.  Whether in the car or at the office, the convenience of Trident Unwrapped will get you chewing faster and have you fighting cavities at the same time!

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New Trident Unwrapped has 50 pieces of wrapper-less gum. What more could you want?

Varieties:  

  • Original, Spearmint, Tropical Twist, Watermelon Twist

Package: 

  • Resealable Pouch: 30 count, 1.9oz.
  • Bottle: 50 count, 3.1oz

SRP: 

  • Resealable Pouch: $2.49
  • Bottle: $3.49

Availability:  

  • Bottles are available in grocery stores and mass merchandisers nationwide
  • Pouches are available in convenience stores nationwide

For more information visit TridentGum.com also find them on Facebook, and Twitter

Nicole’s take:  Trident gum is one of my favorites and I love that it’s available unwrapped in pouches and bottles! It really makes it so easy while I’m driving or trying to maneuver a baby to be able to grab a piece of already unwrapped gum! Not to mention that Trident is sugarless which is so important and also has great flavor that lasts a long time!

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Here are this week’s FREEBIES and great deals:

FREE  2 Month Audible Audiobook Subscription - enter code:goodsearch

FREE  Saltwater Sportsman Magazine

FREE  Boating Magazine

FREE  Advil, Advil PM, Bic Soleil, Caltrate and Poise Samples

FREE  Subscription to HDVideoPro

FREE  20 oz Nestea at Xtra Mart - (expires 10/29) – locator

FREE  Pantene Pro-V Smooth & Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner Sample - 1st 50k

FREE  2 Free Breadsticks at Sbarro on 10/25 - they’ll email the coupon by the 24th. - locator

FREE  Subscription to Marie Claire Magazine

FREE  Butterfly Body Liners Sample

FREE  Softcard Enhanced Sim Card - if you’re a T-mobile or Verizon customer you can get a free Softcard Enhanced Sim Card.

FREE  BioTrue Contact Lens Solution Sample

FREE  Calsura Soluble Calcium Sample

FREE  Digital Subscription to Star Magazine

FREE  Coffee at Cumberland Farms on Friday in October - every Friday in October you can get a Free Farmhouse Blend Coffee at Cumberland Farms stores. - locator

FREE  Small Coca-Cola FreeStyle at Hardee’s – expires 12/15 - locator

FREE  Lays Stax Chips on Thursdays - every Thursday night until December 18 they will be giving away Free Lay’s STAX Chips coupons during the Thursday night football game.  Each game will have a different trigger event for when the free coupon will go live: Read more

Remember that freebies from old posts may still be available.  They can be found in the Freebie category under Deals in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

Don’t forget to enter my current giveaways:

  1. Applegate HALF TIME Lunch Prize Pack  (Ends 10/27)

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What would you do if you didn’t have to pack your kid’s lunch? Sleep? Drink a cup of coffee and read the newspaper? Paint your toenails? Get a massage from your significant other? We would, too.

This is where Applegate steps up to the plate. Now that school is in full swing, we want to take that lunch-packing dread off your hands, and give you a chance to sit back and relax. We’re changing the lunch game with HALF TIME™!

We teamed up with our friends at Stonyfield and Annie’s to create the first pre-packed lunch kit with natural and organic ingredients. HALF TIME™ includes Applegate natural meats and cheeses (which have no artificial ingredients or preservatives, and are antibiotic- and hormone-free), Annie’s Homegrown crackers and snacks, and Stonyfield Organic YoKids Squeezers.

We believe kid food should be great food: highest quality, totally natural, and decidedly delicious.
bolognaandcheeseHALF TIME™ Bologna & Cheese to the rescue. Finally feel good about sending off your kid with an all-bases-covered lunch without antibiotics, preservatives, or artificial ingredients. Applegate Natural Bologna, classic Applegate American cheese, Annie’s Buttery Rich Crackers™, Annie’s Organic Berry Patch Fruit Snacks™ and Stonyfield® YoKids® Squeezers® Strawberry Organic Lowfat Yogurt make a wholesome lunch or snack. Dig in.

hamandcheeseHALF TIME™ Ham & Cheese to the rescue. We’re stepping up the game on ready-to-devour lunches. Applegate Natural Ham, classic Applegate American cheese, Annie’s Buttery Rich Crackers™, Annie’s Friends Bunny Grahams™ and Stonyfield® YoKids® Squeezers® Strawberry Organic Lowfat Yogurt are the secret formula for satisfied, happy kids. For mom & dad: meat raised without antibiotics, rBGH-free cheese, and organic snacks and dairy. Score!

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HALF TIME™ Turkey & Cheese to the rescue. What’s inside? Unquestionably good stuff: Applegate Natural Turkey (juicy, antibiotic-free), classic Applegate American cheese, Annie’s Buttery Rich Crackers™, Annie’s Organic Berry Patch Fruit Snacks™ and Stonyfield® YoKids® Squeezers® Strawberry Organic Lowfat Yogurt. That’s a big-time lunch win.

A recent survey found that 88% of parents thought pre-packed lunch kits were convenient, but 79% of those parents were concerned about the nitrates, preservatives and artificial ingredients in those kits. Now you don’t have to compromise between convenience and quality. Your kids get the “cool” appeal and you can lose the guilt.

For more information visit Applegate.com also find them on Facebook, and Twitter

Nicole’s take: I am all for convenience as far as food for kids goes but often you pay the price for convenience in terms of nutrition and taste! I am so happy to hear about the HALF TIME meals! Applegate is one of my favorite brands and they have teamed up with Stonyfield and Annie’s to create the trifecta of super brands! The items in the HALF TIME meals are nutritious and appealing to kids which is the battle as far as lunch and snacks go! This prize pack is designed to get the creative juices flowing!

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1 reader will win an Applegate Half Time Lunch Prize Pack! Please enter the giveaway on the widget below.  Email and feed subscribers will need to click over to my actual site to enter.

Nicole received product and information to facilitate this post. All opinions are our own.

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Introducing New Chex Mix Popped!

by Pennie on October 22, 2014

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What could be better than two snacks in one? New Chex Mix Popped Sweet & Salty combines your favorite Chex Mix pieces with the buttery goodness of popcorn.

Perfect for slumber parties with friends and family-fun nights, Chex Mix Popped Sweet & Salty tickles taste buds with its wholesome goodness.

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Your favorite snacks do the flavor tango with light, airy sweet-glazed popcorn and salty, as part of crunchy Chex™ Snack Mix! Your taste buds will thank you for this mouthwatering combination that contains 50% less fat than regular potato chips*. 

* Chex™ Mix 3.5g fat per 29g serving; Regular potato chips 11g fat per 29g serving

For more information visit: Chex.com; also find them on Twitter and Facebook

Nicole’s take:  Who doesn’t love Chex Mix? We definitely do in this house and so when we found out about Chex Mix Popped we wanted to try it! We thought you couldn’t make Chex Mix any better but they did! The sweet and salty flavors are delicious and it has all of your traditional Chex Mix favorites with the new addition of popcorn! This is perfect for watching football on the weekends – savory and sweet is a wonderful combo!

Disclosure:The information has been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op..  All opinions remain our own.

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FabKids October Look Back

by Pennie on October 21, 2014

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FabKids was founded by ShopStyle founder Andy Moss and actress Christina Applegate, and we offer our members a personalized selection of kids’ outfits each month. Check out some of the adorable outfits that FabKids has to offer!

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FabKids empowers kids to express their individuality through personalized fashion – while revolutionizing the shopping experience for mom by delivering high-quality, reasonably priced, fresh style in just ‘one-click.’

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For more information visit:

@LoveFabKids on Twitter
FabKids.com on Facebook
Product Information: FabKids.com 

Nicole’s take:  We love FabKids! Each month when I get the lookbook I get so excited to make my selection! My niece is loving the outfits and I love that we will be getting them in just a short while for my girls to wear! The outfits are so bright and stylish and very durable and well made.  They have washed great and I just love the FabKids concept! This month’s Snuggle Up outfit is so cute! The leggings are super soft and the dress is a sweatshirt material!

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Giveaway Winners

October 21, 2014

I’ve picked winners – they are posted on the Giveaway Tools widget of each of the following giveaways (just click the link of the giveaway title to be taken to the post where each widget is).  You will also receive an email from us congratulating you on your win: Hello Kitty Water Dancing Speakers and […]

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10/20 Pinterest Pin(s) of the Week: Sweatshirts to Jackets

October 21, 2014

I like the feel of a sweatshirt.  At the appropriate time of year, it is warm and cozy.  But it has a couple of drawbacks.  First a standard sweatshirt has to be pulled over the head which – besides messing up your hair – causes some serious static issues.  Second, when you pull it off, […]

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CVS MinuteClinic Flu Shots for the Family

October 20, 2014

CVS MinuteClinic is here to help your family stay healthy this flu season.  Here are some things you should know: What is the “flu”, anyways? The flu is a respiratory infection caused by a virus. It can develop very quickly and with flu, you always have a fever. Other common symptoms include headache, sore throat, […]

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Easi-Roll Bibs from Tommee Tippee!

October 20, 2014

Easi-Roll Bibs Perfect for in the home or on the go, Easi-Roll Bibs are probably the only bibs you’ll ever need! Our Easi-Roll bibs are innovative and convenient, with a crumb catcher to collect mess and a dimpled reverse to encourage air flow and prevent irritation on delicate skin. They also roll up easily for storage and […]

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Maty’s Healthy Baby Products and Giveaway

October 19, 2014

All Natural Health Products Maty’s Healthy Products are made from ingredients you know and recognize empowering you with a safe and natural alternative so you gain better health and healing. Our All Natural Baby Chest Rub provides safe, effective relief from coughs and congestion while strengthening their little immune systems. With soothing notes of lavender and chamomile, it […]

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A Few Shortcuts Weekly Recipe: Crock Pot Jalapeno Bacon Dip

October 19, 2014

This week’s recipe from Amanda at A Few Shortcuts is guaranteed to keep you warm and jazzed up for all the tail-gaiting you’ll be doing this fall/winter!   Crock Pot Jalapeno Bacon Dip is sure to be a hit with the crowd.  Just toss some chips or crackers (or both) on the side and watch as this zingy dish disappears! […]

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Ingenuity ConvertMe Swing 2 Seat in Avondale

October 18, 2014

Ingenuity™ ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat™ is a remarkable swing that converts to a vibrating seat with our Easylock™ system. The SlimFold™ design folds flat for easy storage or travel so that you and baby can travel with ease.  Baby will enjoy 8 soothing melodies and 3 nature sounds, plus 5 swing speeds, each with automatic timer settings […]

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Top 10 Giveaways, 10/18/14

October 18, 2014

Don’t forget to enter my current giveaways: Hello Kitty Water Dancing Speakers and Giveaway  (Ends 10/20) Edwards Desserts’ New Pumpkin Creme Pie and Giveaway   (Ends 10/20) Here are this week’s top 10 giveaways.  Please be sure to read each blogger’s giveaway post carefully as they all have different rules. Good luck! Mom Off Track – Vitamix […]

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Monsters Cereals in Special Throwback Packaging, Only Available at Target, are Back!

October 17, 2014

The Retro Monsters are back! Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry cereals are once again hitting the shelves at Target in their retro packaging and they’ve brought Monsters snack items for you to enjoy as well. Try Count Chocula Treats, Boo Berry Fruit Roll-Ups and Franken Berry Fruit Roll-Ups in special retro packaging, found exclusively at Target. […]

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Friday Top FREEBIES and Great Deals, Week of 10/17/14

October 17, 2014

Here are this week’s FREEBIES and great deals: FREE  “Laggies” Movie Screening Tickets - they have screenings in Arizona, California, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington. FREE  Steston Caliber Cologne Sample FREE  2015 Shalom Israel Calendar FREE  Subscription to Salt Water Sportsman FREE  Resource Water at Xtra Mart - (expires 10/22) -they’re located in […]

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Garden Lites Introduces “Bakes”

October 16, 2014

Looking for a healthy lunch and/or dinner option but short on time? Try new Garden Lites “Bakes” packed full of healthy ingredients. They are delicious and ready in just minutes. Garden Lites, The Delicious Vegetable Company®, continues to innovate the frozen food aisle with the debut of Garden Lites Bakes.  The first flavor to debut as […]

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Find the Deepest Discounts on My Amazon Deals Page!

October 16, 2014

Check out my Amazon Deals page to find the deepest discounts on your favorite merchandise! You can search by minimum discount percentage, top sellers or even hot new releases. When you’re on the Amazon page you can refine your search further with the choices in the left sidebar.   This week I’m going to focus on killer costumes for Halloween! Apparel Apparel Apparel […]

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