July 2, 2015

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Smirnoff Ice Parrot Bay Hello Sunshine Giveaway Sweepstakes


Make sure you enter weekly in the  Smirnoff Ice Parrot Bay Hello Sunshine Giveaway Sweepstakes

Prize drawings will happen on a weekly basis and the Grand Prize will be drawn on or about 8/3/15.

GRAND PRIZE (1)
: One Grand prize will be awarded during the promotion which consists of: One (1) Vacation to Hawaii awarded in the form of an $8,000 Travel Gift Card*. * Issuer of Travel Gift Card will be specified by Sponsor and will be determined by Official Winner’s state of residence. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $8,000

WEEKLY PRIZES (180):
Each week, twelve (12) Weekly Prizes will be awarded as detailed below: Thirty (30) Weekly Prizes, two (2) per week, will be awarded consisting of: One (1) $250 Event Ticket Gift Card awarded in the form of a Sponsor Specified Gift Card. ARV of this Weekly Prize is $250

Sixty (60) weekly prizes, four (4) per week, will be awarded consisting of: One (1) $50 Fashion Gift Card awarded in the form of a Sponsor Specified Gift Card. ARV of this Weekly Prize is $50

Ninety (90) Weekly Prizes, six (6) per week, will be awarded consisting of: One (1) $50 Beach/Outdoor Entertaining Gear Gift Card awarded in the form of Sponsor Specified Gift Card. ARV of this Weekly Prize is $50
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Celebrate July 4th with @PiratesBooty Trail Mix #Recipe


Pirate's Booty and Rickland Orchards have teamed up to help you celebrate the Fourth in style with a fun trail mix that is easy to make with your kids and fun for your holiday party.

All you need is:
  • Pirate’s Booty Fruity Booty (red)
  • Blue chocolate candies
  • Rickland Orchards Greek yogurt covered almonds (white) 
Pour into a bowl and mix well.  Then serve up in cute individual containers or pick up some festive cellophane bags.  Fill the bags and tie off with red, white and blue ribbons.
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Easy to make Monte Cristo sandwich #recipe



A Monte Cristo is a fried ham and cheese sandwich, a variation of the French croque-monsieur. Well I am not one to deep fry the sandwich, so instead I opted for a French Toasted Ham/Cheese Sandwich version.   

This recipe makes 2 sandwiches  and is kid approved in my house!

Ingredients
  • 4 slices of  bread (I used wheat)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of butter spread
  • 2 slices of American cheese singles
  • 6 slices of Hillshire Farm Naturals Honey Roasted Ham or Black Forest Ham
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of raspberry preserves
Instructions
  1. Turn your electric griddle to 350 degrees and allow it to heat up.  Add about 2 tablespoons of butter spread It will dissolve while it is heating up.  This will help the sandwiches from not sticking.
  2. Whisk together 2 eggs in a bowl and deep each side of the bread in the egg.
  3. Place the dipped bread on the electric griddle and brown up both sides. (Just like you are making French toast).
  4. Next add the ham and cheese and flip the sandwich a couple times until the cheese has melted making the sandwich stick together.

The Monte Cristo is sometimes covered in powdered sugar and served with preserves.  Just sprinkle a little bit of powdered sugar on each slice and serve!
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Pley - Rent LEGO® Sets - Pay Less, Play More!

Have you heard of Pley?  You can rent LEGO® sets! They send you a beautifully designed package that contains: a LEGO set - clean and sanitized, the mini-figures and the manuals. Be sure to keep an eye out for some sweet freebies. The fun starts right in the box!

Plans range from one set per month, to unlimited rentals per month! Keep the set as long as you’d like! Depending on your plan type, once you have returned your set, the next one is shipped out to you right away! It usually takes a few days for a new set to arrive, depending on the USPS delivery schedule.

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New Balance Men Walking shoes

Shop the Daily Deal for Up to 70% Off Shoes and Apparel at JoesNewBalanceOutlet.com! Today score Men's Walking MW1765GB

 
Regular Price: $119.99
Daily Deal Price: $49.99

Description
Step into a new breed of fitness shoe with the 1765. This premier fitness walker offers you a premium ride that's a combination of fashionable style and elite comfort and fit technologies, like FantomFit and a mesh/synthetic upper that will give you best in class support wrapped up in a flashy, athletic candy shell.
  • FantomFit is a skeletally engineered upper that provides ultra-light support and fit. It is created by fusing two extremely thin materials with a no-sew process.
  • N2® low-to-the-ground cushioning technology is a responsive, durable, sustainable cushioning system in a low-profile execution
  • Medial Post consists of higher-density compression-molded EVA, located on inside edge of shoe, to help prevent over-pronation
  • ABZORB® cushioning in the midfoot provides exceptional shock absorption
  • Synthetic/mesh upper
  • N-Durance® rubber compound for maximum outsole durability
  • 12 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 12 mm drop are approximate
  • Innovative REVlite midsole provides premium responsiveness and durability at a 30% lighter weight than other foams with comparable performance
  • Lightweight rubber outsole
  • Color: Gray with Blue & Green
  • Shoe Last: PL-1
  • Weight: 303 Grams (10.6 oz)

July 1, 2015

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Mopar Smooth Summer Travel Sweeps - You could win a vacation or possibly DQ giftcards!

Have you entered the Dairy Queen Gift Card Instant Win Game?  You can enter daily for your chance to win!!!

For USA only and ends on August 31, 2015, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.

30,000 $5 Dairy Queen Gift Cards
  1,500 $25 Dairy Queen Gift Cards
     750 $50 Dairy Queen Gift Cards


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Mopar® Smooth Summer Travels Sweepstakes begins 6/1/15 at 12:00 p.m. ET and ends 8/31/15 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. Open only to eligible legal 50 U.S./D.C. residents, 18 years and older. Subject to Official Rules
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Summer Reading Programs

Don't forget to sign up your kids and possibly yourself for your local summer reading programs at your local library.    I signed up for an adult reading program (at my local library) and each week I submit what books I finished.   I recently won a family canoe trip!  It pays to read!!!

Scholastic Summer Challenge

Here's how you can get involved:

Help your kids sign-up at www.scholastic.com/summer

Read, log minutes and possibly earn rewards!


Calling all kids between Kindergarten – 8th grade, sign up for the Sylvan Book Adventure Club! Whenever your kids read and finish a book found here, they can take an online quiz and earn points to redeem for prizes!

Quizzes aren't too hard and give around 200 points (if all questions are answered correctly). Then let the kids save their points for a prize from the Prize Library!


Pizza Huts's Spark your Greatness Summer Reading Challenge

When children read throughout the summer, they win big! For sharing their reading minutes with the Wimpy Kid gang, they receive daily rewards. Additionally, children who read 5 books by August 15 have a chance to win awesome BOOK IT! prizes.



Currently Barnes and Noble is the only one available.  Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program: FREE Book for you kids in grades 1st-6th

Here Is How:

Step 1.  Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal (PDF).
Step 2.  Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store. Find a Store.
Step 3.  Choose a FREE BOOK from the selection on the Reading Journal list at the store... Enjoy reading!


GRADES 1 & 2 
Babymouse: Queen of the World!
Matthew Holm Drop It, Rocket!
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
The Haunted Library
Jorge el curioso se divierte
LEGO® DC Comics™ Super Heroes
Amazing Battles! Pinkalicious: Fairy House
The Princess in Black
Wild Sea Creatures
Sharks, Whales, and Dolphins!

GRADES 3 &4
The 13-Story Treehouse
Just Grace
La guerra de la limonada
The Mouse and the Motorcycle

GRADES 5 & 6
Amulet: The Stonekeeper
Counting by 7s
Cupcake Diaries: Katie and the Cupcake Cure
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
I Funny: A Middle School Story
Maniac Magee
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
The Traveler’s Tricks: A Caroline Mystery
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Check out Amazon Prime Instant Video this summer (free 30 day trial)



Tired of re-runs on TV? Check out Amazon Prime and see what you have been missing!  They have their own original series too! We recently started watching Gordimer Gibbons Life of Normal Street.  Great tween age show.  Bored on a friday night?  Check out some movies you may have missed at the theater.  Catch up on series you love!

Start Your 30-Day Free Trial Now!

  • During 30-Day Free Trials, you will enjoy unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows, FREE Two-Day Shipping, and more Prime benefits
  • Our award-winning Amazon Original Series and exclusive content make Prime Instant Video the perfect streaming companion for kids and family this summer
  • Visitors will have access to thousands of movies and TV shows like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Wolf of Wall Street, Daytime Emmy-winning Amazon Original Series Tumble Leaf and Golden Globe-winning Amazon Original Series Transparent that appeal to any audience
  • Recently added HBO titles Girls Season 1, Veep Season 1, How to Make it in America Seasons 1 & 2, and others will be perfect for binge watching all summer long
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New Balance Women's Cross Trainers only $39.99 (was $99.99)

Shop the Daily Deal for Up to 70% Off Shoes and Apparel at JoesNewBalanceOutlet.com! Today score Women's Cross Training WX20BC4

Regular Price: $99.99
Daily Deal Price: $39.99

Description
Minimus is a whole new approach to athletic footwear, inspired by Good Form Running and designed to be worn with or without socks. The Minimus Cross-Trainer embodies both elegant simplicity and technical advancement. With its padded collar and deliberate lace placement, the New Balance WX20 is engineered to keep your ankle stabilized in an ideal position. Tremendously comfortable, it also offers lightweight enhancements like rubber outsole insets for optimal traction.
  • Minimus is a whole new approach to footwear, a new place on the spectrum from barefoot running to the traditional maximum-cushioning running shoe. Inspired by Good Form Running and designed to be worn with or without socks. With only a 4mm drop* from heel to toe, as little as a third of that of a traditional running shoe, the Minimus collection holds a world of discovery for neutral runners as well as those with gait issues or chronic injury to conquer by learning better form.
  • Odor resistant
  • Innovative REVlite midsole provides premium responsiveness and durability at a 30% lighter weight than other foams with comparable performance
  • 4 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 4 mm drop are approximate
  • Vibram® outsole provides maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction
  • No-sew material application
  • Vibram® outsole provides maximum surface contact and multi-directional traction. Vibram is a registered trademark of Vibram S.p.A. All rights reserved.
  • Color: Lead with Bright Cherry
  • Shoe Last: NL-1
  • Weight: 146 grams (5.1 oz)

June 30, 2015

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Current Giveaways!

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

 

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Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

Currently Barnes and Noble is the only one available.  Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program: FREE Book for you kids in grades 1st-6th

Here Is How:

Step 1.  Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal (PDF).
Step 2.  Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store. Find a Store.
Step 3.  Choose a FREE BOOK from the selection on the Reading Journal list at the store... Enjoy reading!


GRADES 1 & 2 
Babymouse: Queen of the World!
Matthew Holm Drop It, Rocket!
Eerie Elementary: The School is Alive!
The Haunted Library
Jorge el curioso se divierte
LEGO® DC Comics™ Super Heroes
Amazing Battles! Pinkalicious: Fairy House
The Princess in Black
Wild Sea Creatures
Sharks, Whales, and Dolphins!

GRADES 3 &4
The 13-Story Treehouse
Just Grace
La guerra de la limonada
The Mouse and the Motorcycle

GRADES 5 & 6
Amulet: The Stonekeeper
Counting by 7s
Cupcake Diaries: Katie and the Cupcake Cure
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library
I Funny: A Middle School Story
Maniac Magee
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
The Traveler’s Tricks: A Caroline Mystery
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Disney Princess Magazine subscription only $13.99 for the year!

Disney Princess Magazine subscription only $13.99 for the year!!!  Use Promo Code: 728733

Disney Princess magazine is the perfect magazine for any little girl! Your daughter will love reading stories, playing games, and making crafts that are all related to her favorite princesses. She will get hours of entertainment from each publication and you will enjoy watching her have so much fun! Order her a discount subscription to Disney Princess magazine today!


Stories
If your daughter loves all the movies with princesses, then she will love this publication about them as well! Each issue of Disney Princess magazine will provide her with many great stories about all of her favorite princesses, including the classic princesses such as Cinderella and Jasmine as well as newer ones like Merida and Elsa. She will enjoy reading new adventures about her favorite characters and the enjoyment that she receives from these stories will help cultivate a life-long love of reading in her.

Games and Activities
In addition to numerous stories about all of your daughter’s favorite characters, each issue of Disney Princess magazine also has many extras that she will enjoy. Every edition contains a pull out poster, puzzles, themed games, and many other fun activities. Not only will your child enjoy this periodical, but you will enjoy doing the games and puzzles with her as well. This magazine has many great, developmentally appropriate activities for young girls.

Crafts
You and your child will also love all the great craft and snack ideas that are in Disney Princess magazine. There are ideas for fun decorations that your daughter can make for her room or the refrigerator. You will love watching your little one express her creativity through all the great craft and recipe ideas found in each issue of this publication. Young children love working with their hands through crafts or in the kitchen and yours will enjoy the ideas she gets from this subscription.

Give your daughter royal entertainment by ordering her a discount Disney Princess Magazine subscription today!
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Girls Life magazine subscription just $5.99/year

Subscribe to Girls Life, just $5.99/year from DiscountMags.com! Use Promo Code: 787392

Girls Life magazine is a great periodical for teenager girls. In each issue of this publication, you will find great life advice especially about guys and fashion. There are also features about beauty and fashion tips, ideas for fun entertainment, fitness suggestions and more.


Guys and Life Advice
In each issue of Girls Life magazine, there are many articles with advice that any girl would love. You will enjoy reading about how to talk to your crush, dating, and understanding how guys think. There are also features about handling situations with family, friends, school, jobs, and other tough subjects. You will enjoy having this resource available when you have any problem.

Entertainment and Fun
In addition to tons of great advice, Girls Life magazine also provides you with information about the entertainment industry. You will enjoy being able to read about your favorite celebrities and their lives. There are also interviews in each issue to which you will love having access. You can read the magazine’s top picks for books, movies, music, television shows, and other facets of entertainment. The fun parts of the magazine include horoscopes, quizzes, recipes, party tips, and so much more.

Beauty, Fashion, and Fitness
Girls Life magazine provides you with interesting and helpful tips about beauty, fashion, and fitness so that you can be as healthy and happy as possible. In each issue you will get advice about to wear to different events, ideas for saving money on clothes, hair ideas, make up trends, skin care, manicure and pedicure tips, and more. You will also love reading about various types of workouts that you can try as well as ways that you can eat healthier every day.

Order your discount Girls Life magazine subscription today to start reading entertaining advice!
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New Balance Men's Lifestyle sneaker only $32.99 (was $64.99)

Shop the Daily Deal for Up to 70% Off Shoes and Apparel at JoesNewBalanceOutlet.com! Today score Men's Lifestyle ML501TSG

Regular Price: $64.99
Daily Deal Price: $32.99

Description
This classic retro-style running shoe features a stylish nylon and suede upper and a comfortable fit, making it perfect for everyday wear.
  • EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) foam midsole for cushioning
  • Suede/Textile upper
  • Rubber outsole
  • Color: Green with White
  • Shoe Last: SL-2

June 29, 2015

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Win $5000 by creating a cupcake design for a Duck Tape print! #sp @theduckbrand @KidsInNeed #cupcake4DuckTape


The Kids In Need Foundation, a not for profit that provides free school supplies to kids who need them nationwide is celebrating the 20th birthday of The Kids In Need Foundation with something sweet!

They are working with Duck Tape--and one lucky crafter will win $5,000!

Submit your original cupcake-themed design for an upcoming limited edition Duck Tape print, and they can win $5,000. 

Entry period ends August 3, 2015.  Winner announced on August 12, 2015.

The Design may be physically drawn, or computer generated, but must conform to the Theme and specifications contained in the Template. The Design must utilize the Template, be scanned if necessary and uploaded to the registration page in JPG and PNG electronic format not exceeding 2 MB in size; AND (3) In the space provided on the Registration Form, the Entrant must provide a title for the Design and a brief caption in 250 characters or less describing the inspiration for the Design. (completed Registration Form and Design collectively the “Entry”). Entry must be in the English language. 


 Check out all the details at http://duckbrand.com/kidsinneed 

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