Friday, February 5, 2010

Hasbro Coupons @ + Kraft, Playskool, Yoplait & more

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Print Free Grocery Coupons at Home has some great coupons right now. Here is what I'm printing ~

Hasbro Game Coupons ~ Approx cost is $5.24 retail

Be sure to check out Travel games for the cheaper version to get the best deal.  I'm hoping to pick some up today to bring along to Dance Competitions.  Coupons show regular board game, but do not specify which game, so should be able to be used!

$4 Scrabble Slam Coupon
$5 Pictureka Coupon

$4 Monopoly Coupon

B1G1 FREE My Little Pony Coupon ~ Range from $5 - 6.99 at most stores

Kraft Cheese
Yoplait Yogurt
Betty Crocker Cereal
Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks

Plus tons of other great coupons.  Hurry on over before they expire!

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Hurry Tiny Prints Valentines Coupon Code & other Valentine Shopping

Tiny Prints has the nicest Valentine Cards I have ever come across. If you are looking for a unique card to send to a love one or your kids class, Tiny Prints is the place to go!

Valentine's Day Deal: Enjoy 2-Day Shipping for the Price of Standard Shipping

Valentine's Day Cards

Use code VDAYSHIP to upgrade to 2-day shipping for only $7.50-the price of standard shipping-when you spend $49 or more on Valentine's Day items. Merchandise must total $49 or more before taxes, rush processing, proofs, shipping and other charges for promotion to apply. 2-day shipping upgrade applies to non-sample orders shipped to a location within the 48 contiguous United States. 2-day shipping upgrade applies to standard shipping rates only. This promotion code cannot be combined with other offers.

Another site that offers unique products that might help out your Valentine Party.  They mainly feature wedding items, however there is a huge variety of products!  I've actually got some items sitting in my shopping cart right now for Mother's Day!

Another fun site for ordering gifts is Cookies in Bloom

Are any men reading? If so, Hips and Curves is a great site to shop for your curvy women this Valentine Day!

A favorite from baby, kids to adults. Cute plush stuffed animals!

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Caress Evenly Gorgeous Body Wash Review & Giveaway

Caress was the very first body wash I ever used.  It was my all time favorite.  Now there are so many brands, I do tend to switch it up a bit.  I also alternate with a Caress though, it remains my favorite.  Now they have come out with an awesome new body wash and beauty bar.  It is called Caress Evenly Gorgeous.  The body wash and beauty bar are made with burnt sugar and karate butter to  help moisturize, gently exfoliate and reveal even-toned, radiant and silky skin. 

Caress® makes skin the ultimate fashion statement with the introduction of the Caress Skinwear Collection®. Caress gives you gorgeous skin – right out of the shower – that you will want to flaunt just like the season’s hottest styles. Now you can shower on your look with Caress body washes and beauty bars for even toned, radiant or silky skin … and have the confidence to show it off!
When I received my package, I instantly saw ohhhhh about the color of the new Caress.  It has a beautiful bronze glow to it that I couldn't wait to use on my skin! I get super dry skin in the winter.  I love that the Evenly Gorgeous both exfoliates and moisturizes your skin.  I've been using it all week and already see improvement.  My skin tone is even, less dry flaky skin and I haven't have to use as much moisturizer after showering.  I'd say this one is a winner!  I have not tried the beauty bar yet, I'm thinking about giving it to my daughter because I tend to stick with body wash right now.

Guess what, Caress is super generous and are giving one of my blog readers a Beauty Bar!  Now one of you will get to try one out for free to see for yourself how great this product is.  To enter, head over to the Caress website and tell me something you learned, or another Caress product you would like to try or already love!

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This post was written for Family Review Network as part of a program for Caress, who supplied the product for review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Pepsi Refresh Project

The current Pepsi logo (December 2008-).Image via Wikipedia
The year I entered high school, we were the very first graduating class to have mandatory 40 hours of community service.  I remember thinking, well that just figures.  I'm the lucky one that gets that added must do to graduate.   I look back, and I'm still a bit embarrassed with myself for ever feeling that way.  It is a bit strange that I did anyways because I was an animal activist from middle school on.  Plus I was big into the environment from elementary school on.  I used to drive my parents crazy with ways to save the earth.  My dad still calls me the tree hugger of the family.  

Really though, I think it was more of the idea of the school requiring it over anything.  Trying to fit something else in around working full time, getting good grades & of course partying with friends :)  I did my 40 hours and even have some funny stories to tell.  Now though, I'm trying to raise my girls with the idea of always trying to help someone.  Since money has always been an issue with our household, I have tried to focus more on giving up things, doing things vs. the giving money.  

For 2010, Pepsi is launching a fabulous campaign TODAY!  It is called, Pepsi Refresh Project.  You have have started seeing commercials for it already, I know I saw a few this weekend. 

Through the Pepsi Refresh Project, Pepsi will give away more than $20 million dollars to fund projects – both big and small – that help make communities better. The company invested significant resources, and opted not to advertise at the Superbowl this year, in order to support meaningful social engagement.   I just think that is totally amazing.  We all know the crazy amounts of money companies spend on those super bowl commercials.  Just think what we could do if more companies would do this!  Definitely makes me a bit happier to be spending so much money on Sierra Mist for hubby & my 16.9oz bottles of Pepsi for days I'm out w/ with kids!

Back to the amazing project ~ Whether a local playground needs an upgrade to make it more handicapped accessible; a park needs new lights or speed bumps to make it safer; or your favorite library needs new computers, Pepsi wants to hear what needs they can help fulfill for you and your community. 

Each month, you have the opportunity to submit a project in one of six categories: health, arts & culture, food & shelter, the planet, neighborhood, or education. Then, at the end of the month, Pepsi will post the top submissions on their website and let the public vote on who should win grants ranging from $5,000 to $250,000 (totaling up to $1.3 million dollars!) 

So, how can you participate?  Well starting today, you can submit your idea.  Do you have something in your community that needs work?  My daughters want me to submit for a playground near us.  We have this nice strip of land in between our sub and the next one.  Back when I was a kid, it was supposed to be a little playground, but there was never the funding for it.  We have not a single place our kids can walk to for playing.  When we lived closer to Detroit, we had several parks in walking distance.  When I moved farther away from Detroit, I never thought I'd miss anything.  I never realized how nice it is to have a place to walk and play.  Especially with the crazy high gas prices!

The other way to participate, I really encourage you to do this each month ~ is by voting for the winners.  Help Pepsi pick the deserving cause.  I'm sure it will be a tough call, but put in your vote!

I'm including a small part of an interview as well.  Leave a comment if you are planning on submitting an idea!

Interview with Lauren Hobart, Mom and CMO of Sparking Brands at Pepsi.

Why is Pepsi Refresh Unique?
The program is unique because it puts the power in the hands of the consumer. Individuals submit their ideas and then the nation votes on the idea that moves them the most. This is done in a very ground up way. Essentially, we’ve democratized the process.

What is your advice for moms that have ideas about refreshing their communities? What level of grant is idea? How should they craft their submissions?
First figure out the size and scope of the idea. Most individuals should opt for the $5000 grant, but it really depends on the idea and who you’ll be working with to bring it to action. People should also remember that winning comes with the responsibility to bringing you idea to life. If you need inspiration, there are example ideas on the Pepsi Refresh website to help get you started as well as a toolkit that guides you through the application process.

Who are the ideal grant applicants?
There isn’t really an ideal applicant. Anyone over 13 and a US resident can submit an application for the program. That said, people who are tapped into many different networks and able to promote and share their ideas once submitted may have the best chance of success.

Who should be involved in the submission process? If my child has an idea, should she submit it, or should I, or should her teacher help?
Young children, particularly those under 13 years old, should work with parents or teacher. Pepsi Refresh offers an amazing opportunity for a teaching moment with parents since you can get your kids to think about what impact they can have how they can make a difference. The program can get them engaged, thinking and talking about their impact on the world in a whole new way.

You can connect with the Pepsi Refresh program via twitter (@Pepsi), facebook ( or at
I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Pepsi Refresh. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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