Thursday, January 30, 2014

Purex Bright Wishes, Bright Washes! & Giveaway

I'm so excited to about this new Purex promotion.  The Purex brand has teamed up with Make-A-Wish to bring bright wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions!

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family.

Purex will pay a minimum guarantee of $250,000 to Make-A-Wish, but you can help make a difference and get the payment up to $400,000 by purchasing Purex liquid detergent or liquid fabric softener between February 1st 2014 and February 28th 2014.

Purex Liquid DetergentPurex will pay $.05 to Make-A-Wish for the first 4 million bottles of 75oz+ liquid detergent sold, and will increase the payment to $.10 for every bottle above 4 million, with a minimum guarantee of $200,000 up to a maximum of $300,000.

Purex Liquid Fabric SoftenerPurex will pay $.08 to Make-A-Wish for the first 620,000 bottles Classic and Ultra Lines in Mountain Breeze and Lavender fabric softeners, and will increase the payment to $.10 for every bottle above 620,000, with a minimum guarantee of $50,000 up to a maximum of $100,000.

I love Purex and I love Make-A-Wish, and this is such a positive thing to support.  I will make sure that my next Purex detergent purchases are made in February, and I hope you will too.
To learn more about Purex and Make-A-Wish, please visit

GIVEAWAY: Now here's the great news!  Two Kids and Deals readers will each win a coupon for Free bottle of Purex Mountain Breeze detergent.

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Disclosure: Purex Laundry detergent provided me with Purex coupons in exchange for sharing the Purex Make-A-Wish Campaign. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The New Dark Chocolate Multigrain Cheerios


What can I have for breakfast?  I hear that sentence every morning, and I'm sure most moms do too.
The last few mornings I have been very happy to tell the kids to have the Dark Chocolate Cheerios. 

With a touch of rich dark chocolate taste in every bite, new Dark Chocolate Multigrain Cheerios® cereal offers a perfect balance of multigrain goodness and a delicious touch of chocolate taste in every bite.
The kids were very happy that they were chocolate cereals, and I was happy that they were also healthy.  They all loved the flavor and crunchiness.  I tried them myself, and really enjoyed the taste. 

There's nothing like a great tasting breakfast that is good for you, and that the whole family enjoys.
Look for them at the store!
Disclosure: I received a sample of Dark Chocolate Cheerios. I did not receive any other form of compensation.

Target Big G New Cereals‏

Do you look forward to new cereals coming out?  I love seeing the new ideas and flavors.

We got to try the New Big G cereals, and they were yummy!

Multigrain Cheerios Dark Chocolate Crunch: Dark chocolate flavored O’s and clusters coming together to make wholesome Multi Grain Cheerios even more delicious!
 The flavor was great!  Kids and adults loved these Cheerios.

Fiber One Protein: The powerful combination of Protein and Fiber in a delicious granola cereal that helps you feel full!

I was pleasantly surprised with this one.  I'm definitely a simple person when it comes to cereals.  I usually stick to chocolate or honey, but this cranberry Almond granola was a great treat. And it gives you 10g of protein.

Chocolate Toast Crunch: The irresistible squares you love now with the delicious taste of Chocolate

Definitely the kids' favorite!  I thought it tasted great too.

I also love that these cereals are all made with whole grains.

Look for them on sale at Target!
Disclosure: I received a sample of these cereals for my review.  I did not receive any other form of compensation.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Getting Crafty with Borax Sweepstakes

Enter the Getting Crafty with Borax Sweepstakes!

There are so many ways 20 Mule Team® Borax can help beautify your home, learn how to get crafty and get entered to WIN $500!

Want to make your own custom ornaments for your Christmas tree this year? Make a Borax Formation.

Do you like to make your own candles?
Learn how Borax can apply a special treatment for the wicks that will help reduce ash and eliminate smoke problems.

Do you like having flowers in your home?
Learn how Borax can preserve fresh cut flowers.

Visit their uses page for directions on these crafting projects and more.

Disclosure: I received the above information from Purex Insiders in order to write this post.  I did not receive any compensation, however, I will be entered for a chance to win a prize.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Gimme Shelter Movie Ticket Giveaway

Being a mother is the toughest job in the world... Period.
Now imagine... you are young, homeless, and without a family to lean on for support.
That’s exactly what happened to Agnes “Apple” Baily.
Based on a true story, Ronald Krauss’ new film “Gimme Shelter,” stars Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) as 16-year-old Agnes “Apple” Baily, a teenager who sets out to find her biological father and is forced into the streets in a true journey of survival.
Gimme Shelter hits theaters Friday January 24th, 2014.
Vanessa Hudgens (Agnes "Apple" Bailey)
James Earl Jones (Frank McCarthy)
Rosario Dawson (June Bailey)
Brendan Fraser (Tom Fitzpatrick)
Gimme Shelter received 5 stars from the Dove Foundation, their highest rating!
This movie seems very interesting, I'm always drawn to movies that are based on a true story.  I can't wait to check it out.

In the mean time, look through the 6 animated gifs below to get a closer look at the heart warming tale of Agnes “Apple” Baily.

GIVEAWAY:  One Kids and Deals reader will Win a Pair of AMC Movie Tickets!
(enter through the rafflecopter form below)

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Disclosure:  Roadside Attractions supplied these materials in order for me to write this post.  I did not receive any forms of compensation.
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lego Pops & Ninja Turtles Fruit Pizza for Kids Birthdays

We had a lot of Birthdays last month, and unfortunately, I did not have the time to make a full themed Birthday party for the boys.  However, I still wanted to make them a special treat with a theme.

My 7 year old loves Legos, so I made him some little Lego treats he could share with his friends.

Lego Marshmallow Pops:

Cut a small circle of marshmallow to put on top a full marshmallow.
Dip the tip of the stick in the chocolate melts before inserting it in the marshmallow


I used a paintbrush and icing to draw the faces, you could also use an icing pen

You can wrap them individually to give out as favors

The kids loved them, and they were fun and easy to make

My 5 year old is a huge Teenage Ninja Turtles fan.  So I made him a Ninja Turtles Fruit Pizza.  It was a huge hit.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Fruit Pizza:

It was very easy.  I just used a store bought sugar cookie dough, and made a frosting with:
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1¾ cup powdered sugar
Then just decorate with fruit.  I used a little bit of black icing to trace the eyes and mouth as well.
This actually tasted really good!

Disclosure: These creations were pinterest inspired, however, I made my own personal changes to them.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kellan Lutz Autograph Poster Giveaway For The Legend Of Hercules

In the epic origin story THE LEGEND OF HERCULES, Kellan Lutz stars as the mythical Greek hero -- the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiator-arena death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.
In theaters & 3D nationwide on January 10, 2014.
Check out  THE LEGEND OF HERCULES: Interactive Movie Poster - Move & click your mouse across the GIFs to control the scene and transport yourself right into the film.

 Watch the Official trailer!

GIVEAWAY:  One Kids and Deals reader will win a Kellan Lutz Autograph Poster!
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Disclosure: Lionsgate / Summit supplied these materials for my post, all opinions are 100% mine.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Get ready for Classes with

Are you ready for the new semester?  Or maybe you have a kid who is about to start a new semester.

I wish I knew about when I was in College, my book would have been so much cheaper!

Here are some of the perks of renting books through them:
 -Save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
- Free shipping both ways
- Can highlight in the textbooks
- Flexible renting periods
- They donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented

Watch the video to see how it works.

Disclosure: I will received compensation for writing this post, however all opinions are 100% mine.

Publix & Weight Watchers deal this Week

Do you have New Years resolutions to be healthier?  I know I do.

Luckily, General Mills makes it easy and convenient with their Weight Watchers-endorsed products. So if you’re looking to lose weight or stay fit in 2014, you might want to try adding some of these products to your diet.
Here are a few great sales on Weight Watchers-endorsed products available at Publix the week of January 2 - 12:

• Progresso Light Soups: BOGO $2.85

• Green Giant Frozen: BOGO $1.99

• Yoplait: 20/$10

Look for manufacturers coupon to add to the deals!
For more info and coupons, make sure to check out!

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.