Friday, November 21, 2014

Do you know when to get the best deals?



Check out Consumer Reports which breaks down month by month of when its the best time to buy and what to buy. November is a great time to purchase, items like strollers, grills, tvs and more! You can see the whole report here.

You can check out this article, which breaks out which days really are a steal here are some you can see the full article by clicking here.

Best days to shop
If Black Friday's not the best day to land bargains, when is? Business Insider took a look at the days where the real bargains can be found. Here's what it recommends:

The day after Christmas - Dec. 26 is about more than returning that sweater your aunt gave you. In addition to holiday-themed items, you'll find many household items on sale. The first two weeks of December are also considered a good time for frugal shoppers.
This one is VERY true, I am always asking family for gift cards because I can almost double what I was given with sales and deals!

Labor Day and Memorial Day - A study cited by Business Insider shows Labor Day sales may actually offer better deals than Black Friday. You can expect good sales on home-related products, mattresses, paint and power tools on these days.

July 4 - The holiday is a good time to buy patio furniture and video games. You can also expect children's clothing, travel and home repair discounts.


Another I found was Thanksgiving day is a great time to shop online, which think after you fill yourself, if your not into the game why not get online and score some "touch downs" of your own!


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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tis the Season to BAKE! With the help of Publix and Betty Crocker

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The Holidays are coming upon us fast! And for me that means pulling out all the mixing bowls and going to town making yummy treats for my kids, friends and family. Betty Crocker plays a huge role in my baking needs. 


I made these yummy Brown Rounds using a box of Betty Crocker Supreme Brownie Mix, a bag of Hershey’s® Heath® Bits ‘O Brickle toffee bits, Betty Crocker cream cheese icing and finally Betty Crocker holiday mix sprinkles. Wow they came out really good the Hershey’s® Heath® Bits ‘O Brickle toffee bits baked into the brownie tasted great but the cream cheese icing really set them off. 

The other is Sugar Cookies which is a pouch of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, and then covered with Betty Crocker cream cheese icing and Betty Crocker holiday festive trees sprinkles. Easy fast cookie mix,

The best part about baking is it never cost that much, its easy to do, and it makes a great gift! 

Holiday Baking with Betty!

Baking season is here and the Betty Crocker Bake Center has everything you need to create delicious goodies for your family and friends. Find exclusive savings on essential baking mixes and ingredients from brands such as Betty Crocker, Hershey’s and Ziploc® brand containers, available at Publix. Looking for new baking recipes to delight your guests this season? The Bake Center display will feature four exclusive baking recipes as well as coupons; find the Bake Center at your local Publix.
Save on all your favorite baking products, including:
In-Store Savings
  • FREE Ziploc® brand container with the purchase of any three (3) Betty Crocker™ Baking Mixes, Hershey’s® Kisses/Baking Chips, or Betty Crocker™ Decorating Items. Look for coupon in the Betty Crocker in-store display at your local Publix. Coupon available while supplies last.
  • Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake any flavor on BOGO, available 11/13 – 11/19*
  • Betty Crocker Frosting any flavor 2/$3, available 11/13 – 11/19*
  • *Dates might vary in certain markets.
Printable Coupons
  • Visit www.ReadyPlanSave.com to clip and print your coupons. Available while supplies last.
  • Save 75¢ when you buy TWO Betty Crocker® Ready to Spread Frosting, Supreme Brownie Mix, Dessert Bar Mix, SuperMoist® Cake Mix. 
Let the holiday baking fun begin!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Check out the LG OLED at your local Best Buy, makes for a great gift!

Disclaimer:  All posts must include the following disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free




Let's face it, these days its getting harder and harder to figure out that perfect gift for someone. Check out the LG OLED TV at Best Buy. The LG OLED TV is a perfect gift for anyone, what makes the LG OLED TV so great is many things like:

It's only 0.21" thick, which means less strain on your wall and harder for your kids to bounce it off and bust it. I used to always think whats the big deal about HD I mean I can see the picture who cares if its better, until I finally got a HD TV and now its like glasses, although you can see it you know something is off until you have your glasses on. Now I am able to watch TV from my room in bed while kids are out in living room watching TV because the quality and sound are so amazing.  




What makes the picture so amazing is LG's exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology, which delivers bright, vibrant colors. You can learn more about the LG OLED TV by visiting : LGOLEDatBestbuy.com.

When me and my husband got married I had purchased a video recorder,  I used it to record my kids while I could of them learning to walk, family vacations and so on. Although the videos are more for me as a memory, I pulled them out so our kids could watch them. I own a basic video camera which still records on tape and while I had a chance transferred all my videos to DVD, but watching the old recordings on DVD on a HD still made the picture better and the sound better, my kids had a blast laughing at themselves.  




The LG OLED TV makes moments like I mentioned even more joyful with its ingeniously curved screen, nothing goes un-scene. Along with the curved screen the LG OLED TV also includes wedOS Smart TV interface which lets your find content faster than ever.  You can pick up a LG OLED at Best Buy, which has a everyday price of $3499.99 (save $500). 


Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party on Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy. 

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Starting November 15th Adventure Time will be counting down to the release of their all new DVD on November 25th!


Starting Saturday, Cartoon Network will be counting down Finn's Top-10 Adventure Time Accessories on their Adventure Time Facebook! Will Finn's Original Sword, Scarlet, make the cut? Gunter's Keyboard? See which 10 items are a must have for Finn in the Land of Ooo and don't forget to go on your own adventure this holiday season by getting your hands on the newest Adventure Time: Finn the Human DVD out November 25th that comes with an exclusive Finn backpack! Join in on the fun by going to Facebook!


Adventure Time: Finn the Human


This Christmas, Santa’s got a brand new bag—courtesy of Cartoon Network! Following the huge success of the Jake vs. Me-Mow and Jake the Dad DVDs and accompanying Finn and Jake hats, fans of Cartoon Network’s smash hit series,Adventure Time, can now complete their Finn look with an authentic backpack, which is valued at around 20 bucks on its own, packaged with the DVD! Packed with 16 hilarious episodes from fan-favorite seasons, Adventure Time: Finn the Human is a must-have gift for any Adventure Time lover. Beginning November 25, 2014, for only $24.98, fans will be able to get their hands on nearly three hours of content and a sweet exclusive backpack, perfect for any adventure this holiday season.
The episodes included on the Adventure Time: Finn the HumanDVD are:

1.                The New Frontier
2.                The Lich
3.                Finn the Human
4.                Jake The Dog
5.                We Fixed a Truck
6.                Blade of Grass
7.                The Red Throne
8.                The Great Bird Man
    1. One Last Job
    2. Little Dude
    3. City of Thieves
    4. Conquest of Cuteness
    5. Who Would Win
    6. Ignition Point
    7. Furniture & Meat
    8. Sad Face

    Adventure Time: Finn the Human is the latest DVD release from Cartoon Network, and joins the best-selling—not to mention bonus-filled—Adventure Time seasons 1-4, as well as episodic releases, Adventure Time: Jake the Dad,Adventure Time: Jake vs. Me-Mow, Adventure Time: My Two Favorite People and Adventure Time: It Came From the Nightosphere, all of which are currently available at retail. These DVDs join a robust line of consumer products, including toys, apparel, accessories, comic books, costumes, posters, youth electronics, posters, publishing and much more.
    Created by Pendleton Ward, the Adventure Time television series is an original animated comedy from Cartoon Network that follows the everyday adventures of unlikely heroes Finn the Human and his best friend, the shape-shifting dog Jake, as they travel across the Land of Ooo and encounter its unique inhabitants. Whether it’s saving Princess Bubblegum, defeating zombie candy, mocking the “oxy-moronic” Ice King, or rocking out with undead music wiz Marceline the Vampire Queen, with Finn & Jake it’s always Adventure Time! New episodes of the Emmy® Award-nominated series debut on Cartoon Network on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), with replays throughout the week.


    BASICS
    SRP: $24.98
    Street Date:  November 25, 2014
    Run Time: 176 minutes
    UPC: 883929444069
    Languages: English
    Subtitles: English

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    Get Ready for Marvels Universe Live! Coming to Orlando Florida December 5-7th 2014!


    If you watch the Disney Channel you probably have seen the behind the scenes of the new Marvels Universe Live Show which is on tour now and making a stop in Orlando at the AMWAY complex December 5th - 6th and 7th! You can purchase tickets by visiting their website here. Hurry tickets won't last long! Save 25% off tickets with Discount Code:  SAVE25 (Valid on all price levels and all performances. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. No double discounts. Not valid day of show. Additional fees may apply).



    Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest.  The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.
    To defeat Loki, Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes must band together, including The Avengers – Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk and Thor along with Spider-Man and Wolverine, must trek across the globe to retrieve the Cosmic Cube fragments and unite them. As the Super Heroes track the Cube, they will encounter some of their biggest adversaries including Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Red Skull, Madame Hydra, Aldrich Killian, Electro and more, in the quest for the very same fragments. These foes have no problem teaming up if it gets them closer to their ultimate goal of world domination.





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    Saturday, November 15, 2014

    Join in the Lalaloospy PJ Party! November 15th at 7-10pm EST #Giveaway



    Lalaloopsy's World's Largest PJ Party will be held on November 15th from 7-10 ET (4-7PT).  Join Lalaloopsy,  live tweeting (Twitter.com/lalaloopsy) and Facebook posting (Facebook.com/lalaloopsy) from the event.  Join the fun using the hashtag #LalaPJParty. You will have the ability to win prizes, answer trivia questions & have the chance to enjoy all the Lalaloopsy activities. You will have your own opportunity to have your very own sleepover from home.  


    Enter to win a Lalaloospy Oven, contest open to U.S. residents only. Contest will end November 30th.

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    Friday, November 14, 2014

    Good Morning Everyone! Today is Friday that means some of us have tomorrow off which if your a parent who are you kidding now its over time with the kids being home : ) But we love and miss our kids. Have a good Friday!






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