Saturday, December 29, 2012

Winn Dixie Box Tops For Education & $25 Gift Card Giveaway



Now that it's almost January and you will soon be back to the routine of taking the kids to dance or soccer and running all those errands, Box Tops and Winn Dixie fuelperks! can help support your family's adventures! Gear up on Bonus Box Tops for the upcoming school year and fuel up on great savings when you purchase participating Box Tops for Education products at Winn Dixie.
  • When you buy 5 participating Box Tops items at Winn Dixie you save 10 cents per gallon on gas AND get 20 Bonus Box Tops.
Have your kids come home begging you for Box Tops to bring to school so they can win a pizza party yet?  I have two in school, and each of them want Box Tops, so I find myself at the store deciding to buy a product just because it has Box Tops on it.  Thankfully, we like most products with Box Tops, and you can often find them on sale or find coupons for them. 
And who doesn't need to save on gas? 
  • There are tons of great savings on Box Tops products including Big G cereal, Nature Valley and Fiber One bars, Betty Crocker Fruit Flavored Snacks, and many other great products.
On busy nights, we'll use an Old El Paso Dinner Kit, which the whole family enjoy. Winn Dixie often has them on sale, AND we get Box Tops with it. 

Winn Dixie always has great weekly deals.  I was sent a $25 Gift card and this is what I was able to get.  I spent $27 and saved $23.  That's almost 50% savings! 

  • Check out to find out more about the Box Tops for Education program and how you can help support your local school.

WIN IT: Winn Dixie and General Mills want one Kids and Deals reader to win their own $25 Winn Dixie Gift Card!  Enter through the rafflecopter form below.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holidays App & Holiday Blu-Ray Giveaway!

Ho Ho Ho, it’s the holiday season and that can only mean one thing... Shopping! But finding presents for your loved ones can be no easy task! That’s why Warner Bros. has come up with their awesome Happy Holidays Blog App featuring some classic and new movies out on Blu-ray sure to please everyone from your teeny nephew to grandma wrinkles!

Here's what you'll find on the App.:
  • Holiday Movie Challenge! Are you a true cinephile? Then take the WB Holiday Movie Challenge! Keep your movie skills sharp with this awesome quiz! Ready. Set. Go!
  • Decode-A-Scene Game! Time is running out! Can you figure out what movie scene is slowly being decoded in front of your eyes? The sooner you figure it out the more points you earn!
  • Holiday Survival Guide! Throw an epic holiday party this season! We have some awesome tips to make you look like a total holiday master!
  • Get Social! Tweet with the #WBHoliday hashtag to get exited for the awesome holiday titles Warner Bros. has this season.
I surprised myself by doing pretty well on the movie challenge! 
The Decode-A-Scene game was actually a lot of fun, but I definitely need a lot more practice.

(CLOSED) WIN IT: One Kids and Deals reader will win a copy of Peanuts Deluxe Holiday Collection, Classic Christmas Favorites or Dr. Seuss’s Deluxe Holiday Collection on Blu-ray! (Prize will be chosen randomly from the above Blu-ray titles!)
~The Winner is: Corene h. post #90 selected by ~

Simple Entry: Leave a comment telling me, What movies you are giving as gifts this year or what movie you want to receive? 

*Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner*

Giveaway will end on 12/18 at 11:59 p.m. U.S. only.

Disclosure: I received no compensation or product for this giveaway. I am hosting this giveaway in promotion of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The information in this post and the prize are provided by the sponsor, Warner Bros. Entertainment.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

TriCalm Anti-itch Relief Review & Giveaway


My kids are always getting into something while playing outside.  I don't know how many times they've come to me because they got bit by a bug or got a rash from a plant, or just itching from something.  Then I find myself looking around for something to help them, and I just don't know what to use. 
I got to try TriCalm as a Moms Meet member and I loved that it was one gel for so many symptoms. 
TriCalm is a powerful relief for itching due to rashes, hives, sunburn, bug bites, allergic reactions and more!
TriCalm is a non-greasy 100% steroid-free gel that penetrates the skin and alleviates discomfort associated with minor skin irritations.
I've tried other anti-itch cream, but they seem to never be for the specific itch I need them to be, and I've never found them to work well. 
We live in Florida so we have all kinds of bugs; I got bit by one the other night, and TriCalm did seem to relieve the itch pretty well.  It was a nice feeling!
Then of course, my son came to me last week after playing in my parent's yard and had a rash on his leg, so I put TriCalm on him.  He didn't come back to complain about the rash, so I take that as a good thing, because my son tends to complain a lot.
Here are some facts about it:
  • TriCalm's formula contains COSMEDERM-7, a compound of strontium, a naturally occurring element found in leafy green vegetables.
  • TriCalm is safe to use daily on kids and adults and FDA-approved.
  • TriCalm is non-numbing, and works on contact to provide rapid itch relief from bug bites, rashes, sunburns, poison oak/ivy, and more.  It may also help relief dry skin and eczema-related symptoms.
  • TriCalm does not increase sensitivity to UV rays, so it is safe to use while spending time in the sun.
BUY IT: TriCalm costs about $9.49 for a 2-ounce tube, and you can buy it here.
WIN IT: Moms Meet and TriCalm want to generously give two Kids and Deals readers their own tube of TriCalm. 
It's simple to win, just enter throught the rafflecopter below.
Giveaway ends 12/20/12 11:59 p.m.

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Disclosure: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer.  As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog.  My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Torani Syrups Review

Do you notice how when December comes around, we all think in "holiday" mode when it comes to coffee or treats.  Everything has a little pumpkin or peppermint to it.  I'm not complaining, I love these flavors.

As a SheSpeaks member, I received two Torani syrups to try out.  They come in regular and sugar free, I got Sugar free Hazelnut, and Sugar free pumpkin pie. 
Just hearing the word hazelnut, I already know I'm going to like it.
I tried the Sugar Free Hazelnut in coffee, and it tasted great!  Next I want to try it in iced coffee.

Here's a recipe from Torani that sounds great.

Iced Hazelnut Coffee
  • Splash Torani Classic Hazelnut Syrup.
  • 1 cup cold brewed coffee.
  • Milk or cream to taste.
  • 2 cups ice.

The other day we had a party at the house, so I decided to bring out the coffee machine and the Torani Syrups.  People loved having the extra choices.
Disclosure: this is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks & Torani.  All opnions are 100% mine.

I even wanted to experiment a little, so I added some Pumpkin Pie Syrup to cupcakes!  It was a great little flavor add-on. 

Torani has tons of ideas on their website of what you can make with their syrups.  They all look so yummy, I will be busy trying to make a lot of these recipes! 

Which one do you want to try?

Xenon Project Helicopter Giveaway at Kids R From Pluto

Karen at Kids R From Pluto is hosting another great giveaway with very low entries! 

It would be a great addition to the Christmas pile!

toy helicopter

Check it out, she's giving away a Xenon Project Helicopter.

She only has 1 entry so far, and the giveaway ends on Friday!  Good luck!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Personalized Santa Claus Letter!

I know my kids love to hear from Santa, this would be so cute.

A letter from Santa is Personalized with the Child's Name, City and
State. Give them a treasure that will last a life time.

Its not too late to order your Santa letter or any other personalized letter for this holiday season!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Decorating for Christmas, Where to Get Started.

Last month I told you guys about my trip to Kmart for Christmas decorations as part of my Smiley 360 mission.

Looking for decorations is nice and all, but getting started to decorate can get a little overwhelming. I get it, add 4 kids who want to "help" to that and at times I just want to put all the boxes back in the garage.

Don't get me wrong, I love decorating for Holidays, but having an order helps me out a lot. 
Here's how I do it, I hope this will help relieve some of the stress you may get with decorating.

I bring the boxes of decorations to the room they belong to.  Meaning all the ornaments I bring near the Christmas tree.  All my little houses and accessories I bring near the piece of furniture they will go on.  All outdoor decorations stay in the garage, and so on.

That way if I don't get to finish decorating that day or I get interrupted I don't have an entire house full of Christmas decorations on the floor.

Then I work by sections, usually starting  with the tree because that's what the kids want to do first.

Good luck with your decorating.

Disclosure: I made this post as a member of Smiley 360.  I will received points for this mission, all opinions are 100% mine, and I did not receive any other form of compensation.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Scavenger Hunt - Who Kidnapped Santa?

I have been wanting to do a scavenger hunt with the kids for a while, but I didn't know where to start.  I had no idea you could purchase a kit to organize one. 
The Christmas scavenger hunt by Queen of theme party games was so much fun and took very little work on my part, which was awesome because lately I have been way too busy with school and the Holidays.

I got the kit emailed to me, and all I had to do was download it, print it, and cut it.  It comes with all the instructions necessary, and the only thing I had to buy was envelopes which cost less than $2. 

I also made some cupcakes and got a few "prizes" at the Dollar Tree to award the winners.

To summarize the scavenger hunt; Santa's has been kidnapped, and the kids have to find who kidnapped him, with what "weapon", and where Santa is being kept.

We had two teams, I got them each a basket so they could keep the cards they collected and their check lists in there. 

Then I went and hid all the envelops around the yard, each envelope contained a either a person, a weapon, a place, points or a task to do called Uh-Ohh cards. 
Ethan's Uh-Ohh Card told him to fall asleep, and he had to stay like that until his team found a respite card.

The kids went around and tried to find envelops, and figure out this scavenger hunt.  They had a blast, and it didn't get as crazy as I thought it would get. 

And finally, it was time to try to decide what happened to Santa. 

It was a blast, the kids loved doing it, and they ranged from age 14 to age 4.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Charmin Freshmates Sweepstakes

Would you bathe with just a dry towel alone and expect to get clean?

When you put that way, I definitely don't expect my body to be clean with just a dry towel. 

I got a this fun kit from vocalpoint to try Charmin Freshmates which are made with just the right amount of moisture so when used with dry toilet paper, you get a thorough clean.

I love the "face/Tush" towel, I always use two towels because I get paranoid with that stuff, but my husband doesn't get it.  So, as you can guess I gave the towel to my husband. 

Give Charmin Freshmates a try, and as you do enter the DIY Bathroom Makeover Sweepstakes. 
You can win a 5,000 VISA gift card towards a home bathroom makeover & a $1,000 VISA gift card towards a consultation with an interior designer.
Free 40-Count Tub of Charmin Freshmates.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Green Mountain Coffee Wellness Collection Review


Think coffee, and think vitamins at the same time.  That's what the new Green Mountain Coffee Wellness Collection offers.  They have two brews — Focus Blend which contains 50mg of L-Theanine per serving, and Antioxidant Blend which is a good source of antioxidant vitamins C and E. 

I thought the Green Mountain Coffee Wellness Collection was very good coffee.  I love that you get an extra boost of antioxidant vitamins while enjoying your daily cup of coffee.  With how busy days can be it's nice to get added wellness benefits all in one step. 

The Green Mountain Coffee Wellness Collection includes only Fair Trade Certified coffees.

It's available for purchase online at and

Disclosure: I received some samples of Green Mountain Coffee from BzzAgent in order for me to write this review.  All opinions are 100% my own, and I did not receive any other form of compensation.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thunderstruck App! & Giveaway

Have you heard about Thunderstruck? 

NBA superstar Kevin Durant plays himself in this action-packed family film about a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. When Brian (Taylor Gray) magically switches basketball skills with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team... while Kevin Durant suddenly can’t make a shot to save his life! But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner means working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero’s season.

We haven't seen it yet, but it seems like a really cute movie that my boys would enjoy.

Until you see it, make sure to check out the Thunderstruck App, and challenge yourself to a Free-Throw.  I wasn't too good on my first try, I only scored a 7, but I will definitely give it another try.

The App also includes an awesome PDF of tips for Kids, it includes fun games, tips and activities that I plan to do with the kids this weekend.

All this fun from this App below, check it out, and don't forget to enter the giveaway.

WIN IT:  Warner Bros. is proud to announce the release of Thunderstruck on DVD and Blu-ray December 4th 2012, and they are giving one Kids and Deals reader the chance to win their own Blu-ray copy! 
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

iPad Mini Giveaway

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Diet Doc Pre-Packaged Weight Loss Food Review & Giveaway

Losing weight might be the last thing on your mind right now because the holidays are coming up, but I've found there's always a reason why it's not a good time to start a diet. 

I've been wanting to lose weight since my daughter was born, which was 19 months ago, so when they asked me to try the hcG Diet Doc food, I wanted to give it a try.  My biggest struggle has been finding a diet that still allows me to feel like I'm eating foods with flavor. 

So what is Diet Doc hcG Diet?
 The hCG diet was initially created over 60 years ago by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons where hi  patients achieved rapid weight loss when the human-produced hCG hormone was given in a low dose, coupled with a 500 calories per day diet. Diet Doc is the only modern day version of the hCG weight loss diet. The doctors at Diet Doc took the original Dr. Simeons’ hCG diet protocol and updated it to one where dieters consume no less than 800 calories per day in conjunction with prescription level hCG injections or sublingual tablets. Each dieter also consumes hCG diet foods, weight loss shakes and weight loss oil specifically created for an hCG diet.
The Diet Doc weight loss program is a medical weight loss diet program in which each person receives a comprehensive medical review of his/her health history to make sure that they are a good candidate for the Diet Doc diet.
So I'm obviously not doing the complete diet yet, but I thought it was important for me to know whether I even liked the food before committing to a full diet.
I tried three of their meals:

The Chili, the Thai Chicken, and the Steak Soup.

Diet Doc Chili:

It was very easy to prepare. 
You just put the dry seasonings in water for 10 minutes, then put all the food to boil in a pot for 15 minutes.  You can meat, and any vegetables you like.  I added cauliflower to it, since I had that in the fridge.  The Chili tasted great, it's got a kick to it though, so if you don't like spicy food, the Chili is not for you.  I felt it was very filling, and definitely had a lot of flavor. 
Diet Doc Thai Chicken:

The Thai Chicken was awesome.  Again very easy to prepare, you just hydrate the seasoning, add a few ingredients such as chicken, chicken broth, and coconut milk.  Then you get to enjoy a meal full of flavor.   This one is a little spicy too.

Diet Doc Steak Soup:

The Steak Soup is the last one I made.  It's very similar to make, except that you add the meat at the end.  It has great flavor, and because you can add as much vegetables as you want, and the kind of vegetable you want, it's very filling and tasty.

They also have a  Diet Doc Hot & Sour Soup, and Diet Doc Chicken Gumbo.
Diet Doc also makes fabulous weight loss bars, shakes ,“fatless” cooking oil and salad dressings that are perfectly formulated for the hCG diet. The Diet Doc food is so tasty that you’ll enjoy our food even if you’re on another weight loss diet or are not dieting at all.

Overall, I really enjoyed the food.  I feel that it would add great flavor to a diet, and I'm definitely considering giving this diet a try. 
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Sweet Win

I recently discovered that we had a Lindt Chocolate store at the outlet mall near our house, and for those of you who know me well, yes I was very happy! 

Can it get any better?  oh yes!  They have a facebook page, and they held a giveaway. 

Who was the winner?  Me!  Yummy.

They are so nice there, and you can find any chocolate flavors you like. 

They let me pick 36 truffles of any flavors, and two bars. 

Don't worry I will share it.  It's going to be on the dessert table at Thanksgiving.

Look at that! So pretty, and it will be so yummy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Coppertone Water MOMS End of Summer

As a Coppertone Water MOM, I got a really nice treat from them to celebrate the end of summer.   

And guess what? I already put it to great use!

We are lucky to be in Florida, so even though it's the end of summer, the good weather is still here, and we are still making trips to the beach or to the park.

Of course we used our Coppertone sunscreen, and the great bag we got from the them. 

It fits so much stuff, I love it!

The kids also little treats, like tattoos and a bucket.  Coppertone made the whole family happy.

Disclosure: I received the promotional items from coppertone Water Mom, in order to make this post.  All opinions are 100% mine.  I did not receive any other form of compensation.

Decorate it Forward this Holiday Season with Kmart!


The Holiday Season is arriving very quickly, do you have all your decorations?

We just moved into a house from a condo, so I'm so excited about being able to have outdoor decorations this year.

Have you checked out the Kmart website recently?  I was so surprised to see all the resources they offer for decorating and entertaining during the Holidays.

You can start with their Christmas shop.  They have the most beautiful Christmas trees.  If only my trees looked like that! 
I have little helpers every year to help me decorate the tree so I can't be too picky, but I do enjoy looking at their ideas.

Then check out their virtual ornament creator.  It's the cutest app.  Personalize an virtual ornament and send it out to your family. 

This is what ours looks like.

And who doesn't like to win?  You can also enter to win a shopping spree with Sandra and jaclyn. 

This year Kmart invites you to spread holiday cheer by participating in their “Decorate it Forward” movement.
What is Decorate it Forward? It is about spreading holiday cheer by sharing the gift of decorating and entertaining with family, friends and those in need. Join Jaclyn Smith, Sandra Lee, St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital and more in the conversation @kmart #decorateitforward. 

You can also buy the St Jude Holiday Bear ornament and from November 1st and December 25th, $1 goes to St. Jude Children's' Research Hospital.

As a Smiley360 member we got a chance to pick out a Holiday decoration from Kmart.  I went with the kids and this is what we got.  I can't wait to put it out.

Disclosure: I was provided with a gift card to purchase an item in order to do my review.  All opinions are my own.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the latest winners! 

Check the list of winners here to see if you won.  Winners have been emailed.

Come back soon for more giveaways.

Thank you to everyone who entered.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Xlear SparX Review

I'm about to tell you about a product that will make your life so much easier with your kids.

Try to imagine yourself telling your kids, "Go ahead, have some candy, it's good for your teeth!".

Don't laugh thinking this is the funniest joke you've ever heard, it actually exists.

Xlear SparX are naturally flavored little candy "dots" that are rich in Xylitol.  Xylitol, unlike other sugars, may reduce the risk of dental caries. 

We got try this candy thanks to Moms Meet, and it was a huge hit with the kids.  My husband and I thought it was actually really good too. 

I love that I didn't have to feel guilty letting my kids have a few pieces of candy.  On top of not feeling guilty, I kind of felt good that it was actually helping their teeth. 

Here are some facts about Xlear SparX:
  • It is sweetened naturally with xylitol, a plant-based, dentist-recommended sweetener that's been proven to improve dental health and strengthen tooth enamel.
  • It doesn't interfere with the body's blood sugar levels or insulin production, making it safe for kids and adults on a sugar-controlled diet.
  • It's available in Berry, Citrus, and Fruit varieties; all free of artificial colors and flavors.
It's available to purchase online, and in most health stores for only $1.49. 

Disclaimer: I received this  product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer.  As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog.  My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions on May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of the product.