Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Enter to win a trip to New York City to go on a ToysRUs shopping spree.

Enter this contest and you could make your child the happiest child on earth. Enter to win a trip to New York City to go on a ToysRUs shopping spree with your child.

Say Please & Thank You

I was at the grocery store yesterday and this little girl was chasing after her brother and running after her Mom in the store. As she passed me she screamed "MOVE", not excuse me or sorry but MOVE! I couldn't believe it. I turned around to see if her mother would correct her and tell her to say excuse me or sorry but she didn't. They just continued running through the store as if that didn't just happen. I was instantly angry. I was thinking, if that was my child. But wait, that wouldn't be my child. I have taught my children manners from the time they could speak. Please and Thank You were something we continually reinforced until they learned them. Then, I wanted to turn around and go in the direction of that Mom. I thought about how I could nonchalantly mention manners while pushing my cart past her or maybe I would pick up a book about manners and drop it in her cart. I wasn't sure what I was going to do but I sure did fell like I had to do something. Of course I didn't do anything. I always think I could but I couldn't. I have to remember that everyone parents differently.

We know that manners are important right? I try not to let things like that bother me but it seems like it happens more and more nowadays. At what point are we going to start parenting our children? What are we afraid of?  

I want to remind everyone that our children are going to be taking care of us some day. Think about that before you allow your child to be disrespectful to someone. Remind them to say please and thank you and treat everyone with kindness. Parenting isn't easy but it's all worth it. 

You will be so proud of your polite children when they are at school or church. They will remember how important manners are and use them daily. Maybe you will even get to catch a glimpse of them being kind and high five yourself for enforcing it with them. Manners are a stepping stone to well behaved children.

Thank you for reading, please stop by again :) 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Review of Walmart's savings catcher

Have you heard about Walmart's newest attempt to earn your business with the "Savings Catcher"? I've decided to review it for you since I've been using it since the day it came out. It's FREE and super easy to use. Simply scan your receipt after you shop at any Walmart or Walmart Market and the "Savings Catcher" will search around for any sales items. If it finds a lower price at another store, you get the difference back in a gift card. You can submit up to seven receipts per week. It's a great way to save money without having to drive around to several different stores. Once you have accumulated some cash, you can convert it into an e-gift card to use at any Walmart or Sam's Club store. They send you an email that you print out and use at the store. Just make sure you write down how much the e-gift card is worth in case the cashier ask you. I've only noticed one problem with the "Savings Catcher"I had a receipt that wouldn't scan on my phone. I tried to hand enter the receipt code on my phone but it kept saying it was invalid. I decided to go online and enter it there. It worked right away. I think the app still has a few glitches. I'm hoping the next update will take care of these small problems. Otherwise, it's quick and easy to use. I think it's another great way to save some money. After about 16 days of using the "Savings Catcher" I accumulated $9.67. That's not bad at all. It also works as an archive for your receipts so if you loose one you can review the details of it within the "Savings Catcher" app.

Enter to win Richard Petty's car

NASCAR fans, here's a chance to win a bunch of really cool prizes. Enter Smithfield's Winning 43 Sweepstakes and you could win your choice of either $40,000 in cash or a 1967 Belvedere vehicle worth $40,000. The winner will be chosen from among the 14 first-prize winners of a NASCAR race weekend. And dozens more entrants will win either a grill or a YETI cooler. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Enter to win a waterfront cabin in the DIY Blog Cabin Giveaway

DIY Blog Cabin Giveaway is back for 2016! Enter daily for your chance to win the waterfront DIY Network Blog Cabin™ 2016, located on the Florida Gulf Coast, plus a $50,000 cash prize provided by national mortgage lender Quicken Loans® and a 2016 Mazda CX-5. 

The grand-prize package is valued at over $900,000.

Enter to win lots of awesome prizes from Heineken in their Summer Grilling Sweepstakes

Heineken is giving away awesome prizes in their 2016 Summer Grilling Sweepstakes. Enter to win grills, burger presses, grilling tool sets, and more. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Enter to win $1,000 from Al Fresco

Al Fresco is asking for your opinion about which recipe sounds the best. Vote for your favorite recipe to enter their Favorite Al Fresco & Minute Rice Recipe Sweepstakes, and you could win $1,000 cash plus a selection of kitchen prizes. 

Enter to win a portable generator to keep your family safe in the event of a storm.

In honor of National Emergency Preparedness Month, Generac is giving away a Generac RS Series 7000E portable generator and preparedness kit, valued at $1,200. It's a great way to keep your family safe during weather emergencies. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Enter to win one year of house cleaning plus lots more of prizes

Enter our Colman’s Hot Mess No Stress Sweepstakes for a chance to win some amazing prizes that will help you tackle your Hot Mess both at home and in the kitchen.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Enter to win a years supply of Jones Soda plus lots more prizes

Enter to win Jones Soda for a year, a refrigerator, a GoPro camera plus lots more. Five weekly winners will also receive a prize pack consisting of soda, a skate deck, a t-shirt, and more. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Enter to win new GE Appliances

Enter for your chance to win the best cooking appliances, a GE Profile Series™ Freestanding Range and an over-the-range GE Profile Series™ Advantium® speedcook oven, plus $1,000! 

Enter for a chance to win a Charles P Rogers Bed valued at $5798.00 from House Beautiful.

Enter for a chance to win a Charles P Rogers Bed valued at $5798.00 from House Beautiful. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Enter to win a new OSO mattress

Enter the "Get Your Best Sleep" Sweepstakes and you could win a new OSO mattress. The winner will have the option to choose their desired size. 

Enter to win up to $3,000 from Ready Pac plus more prizes

Ready Pac Foods is giving away gift card prize packs worth up to $3,000 in their We've Got Your Back Sweepstakes. Enter to win shopping sprees at Amazon, Herschel Supply Company, and grocery stores. 

Enter to win $1200 cash or free cleaning products from Libman

Libman is there to help you clean up when life gets messy. Enter their Embrace Life's Messes Sweepstakes and you could win a $1,200 cash grand prize or one of 120 gift baskets of cleaning products. Plus you'll get a coupon to save $3 on your next Wonder Mop purchase.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Enter to win a trip to Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando

Here's a chance to win a family vacation to a place that everyone is sure to love: Universal Studios Orlando. Enter Universal Orlando Resort's Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Sweepstakes and you could win a $3,600 trip for four to the resort including meals, theme park tickets, and more. Plus, 100 additional winners will each receive Universal Orlando prizes like towels, thermal bottles, beverage tumblers, and more.

Enter to win a trip to Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando

Enter for your chance to win a trip to Universal Orlando Resort™including a three-night stay at the all-new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, theme park tickets, and more!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Enter to win a trip to France from Maille mustard

Discover the beautiful south of France region, filled with unique culinary and cultural experiences. Fly in the air in comfort on Air France to your French destination, Lyon, France. Once you arrive, you’ll enjoy an extravagant 7-Night River Cruise through the south of France courtesy of YMT Vacations.

You'll journey through lush landscapes, enchanting sounds, fragrant smells of lavender, and captivating gourmet flavors such as those featured in our Olives and Herbes de Provence Mustard. Be stylish on your trip with luggage provided by Delsey. Receive gorgeous dinnerware from Villeroy & Boch so even at home you'll dine just like a Proven├žal.

Enter to win this luxurious experience unlike any other from Maille mustard.

Enter to win $25,000 for college plus lots more prizes.

Enter to win $25,000 towards college from Brita plus lots more prizes. Enter now and get a $2.00 of coupon towards a Brita product of your choice. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Enter to win a trip to San Francisco from Williams Sonoma

Enter the Food + Cocktail Lovers' Sweepstakes from Williams-Sonoma and you could win a trip to the Cochon555's Heritage BBQ SF Event.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Enter to win a smart TV and game packs from GameFly

 Enter GameFly Streaming's All-Access Sweepstakes and you could win a new smart TV with family and game streaming packs from GameFly. Up to five winning packs are available. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Ibotta is a FREE app that gives you cash back on all your purchases.

I just discovered another way to save money on groceries at the grocery store. Ibotta is a FREE app you use on your smartphone. It gives you cash rebates on the items you buy regularly. It's quick and easy to use. Click here to learn more about this great program and see how much money you can save.  

Ibotta is kinda like a rebate program without all the forms and mailing. I've saved $10.75 in one week mostly on things I buy regularly like milk, bread and eggs. They have new rebates each week. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Enter to win a $1,000 gift card to create a great family moment.

Enter the Musco Family Olive Co. Better with Pearls Mini Moments Sweepstakes and you could win a $1,000 gift card to REI, Crate & Barrel, or Dick's Sporting Goods to create a great family moment. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Are you getting cash back when you shop online?

We are coming up on a busy shopping season. I wanted to share one of my tricks to saving money while shopping online. They are giving you $10 right now just to try them. I've been using Ebates for several years. I always go to their website first and look for discount or coupons. Once I find the deal I'm looking for I continue to the store's website and make my purchase. Since I went through Ebates website first they give me cash back on my purchase. It's free and easy to use. They even offer a toolbar that you can install so you don't forget to get your cash back. Once a month they send you a check which includes all the money you have received back from all your purchases. You can even buy online and pick up in store for most purchases. It's very easy to use. 

If you would like more information about getting cash back on your purchases and $10 to start shopping now, please click here.

The Garth Brooks channel starts today on Sirius XM

OMG I'm so excited that the Garth Brooks channel starts today. You have to be a subscriber to listen with your Sirius XM radio or listen online. I've had it on for about an hour listening to the preshow. This is a historic event because he is going to play his first ever concert at the Ryman Auditorium and it will be broadcasted live on channel 55. Click here to read the article from SiriusXM. The channel starts today on channel 55. It's said to be a mix of his music and all the music that inspires him or music he listens to. I've heard he will play everything from old skool Garth and even some Lady Gaga. I'm super excited to listen and I'm sure it's going to be great. I hope you all enjoy it. Let me know what you think :)

Enter to win a new outdoor grilling station.

Enter the Beringer Great Steak Challenge and you could win a new outdoor grilling station. Enter once per day. 

Enter to win $100,000 plus more prizes from Challenge Butter

Enter to win $100,000 and play for a chance to win one of over 4,000 prizes from Challenge, GoodCook, Langers Juice and Mrs. Cubbison’s. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Apple announces the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with updated watch

Apple just unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus along with an updated watch during their September Apple Event today. If you missed the keynote speech you can watch it here. The camera is said to be the most improved with the dual 12-megapixel camera and a better ambient light sensor for low-light pictures. It also includes a telephoto lens and wide angle lens. Now your images can be enhanced up to 10x vs just 2x in years prior. We all knew about the removal of the headphone jack. The phone is said to ship with wireless earbuds. The display is brighter and the 3D touch has been enhanced. Storage has been improved as everyone has asked for. The home button is gone as speculated. Perhaps the most exciting for all you Pokemon Go fans, Apple announced it will now be available on the watch. For all you old schoolers, Nintendo will be offering Super Mario Run. I think that's an awesome pairing, Apple and Nintendo. I can't wait to see where that goes. I'm seeing real-time Mario Cart Racing in the very near future. Here's the info on the prices.

What was your favorite part of the announcement today? 

Enter to win a Bose Ride System

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a smoother ride and less back pain? Enter Team Run Smart's Bose Ride System Giveaway and you could win the grand prize of a $5,000 seat suspension system. Plus, other winners will receive some Team Run Smart prize packs.