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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Disclosure: The information and gift cards have been provided by Winn Dixie and General Mills through MyBlogSpark

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.