Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The New Samsung Galaxy S5 is Out! Earn an extra $10 for your old phone from Gazelle!

The New Samsung Galaxy S5 is Out! Earn an extra $10 for your old phone from Gazelle!
Last Friday, Samsung released the Galaxy S5. It is rumored to be a fan favorite with a faster camera, amazing screen, better battery (not to mention the cool heart rate monitor and finger print scanner) and a clear contender for your pocket in 2014. That said, now that you are looking for a new phone, what are you doing with your old one?
Gazelle offers a fast and easy way for consumers to get cash for their used electronics. More than 600,000 consumers have used Gazelle to sell nearly one million gadgets. And, from now until 4/30 you can earn $10 extra in cash for trading in devices valued at $50 or more. 

Gazelle offers trade ins for everything from smartphones to laptops to tablets.... the list goes on. So go free up some space in your pocket while filling up space in your wallet at Gazelle

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

2 Great deals from Tea! Runs 4/12-4-15

Free 2 Day Shipping on All Special Occasion Wear for Boys and Girls at Tea Collection

Still shopping around for the absolutely adorable yet kid-approved comfortable Easter outfit for your little ones? Great news! Tea Collectionnot only has some of the sweetest outfits you'll ever see on an egg hunter, but they also are offering free 2 day shipping on all of their special occasion wear for boys and girls! Just use the promotion code SENDITSPECIAL at checkout. But you'd better hurry—much like the Easter Bunny, this sale doesn't stick around long and ends on 4/15. 

Win the Grand Prize ($3,000 value) in Tea Collection's Hello Little Citizen Baby Sweepstakes

The Tea Collection Hello LIttle Citizen Baby Sweepstakes is a chance for you to win their grand prize ($3,000 value) filled with incredible products and gift certificates from the best names in baby gear: Tea Collection, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Plum Organics, 4Moms and more! Its as easy as filling out their entry form, but you'd better hurry because the contest ends on 4/20. 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ooka Island Giveaway Ends 4/24!

Ooka Island Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Sponsored by Ooka Island

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Ooka Island Giveaway 

 Ooka Island is a fun Pre-K (starting as young as age 3) to 2nd Grade learn-to-read program for PC and Mac. It features a Home Edition, School Edition, and Homeschool Edition. It is a fun way for kids to learn phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Their goal is to teach children to learn to read fluently and well through online instruction that is fun and interesting. Emilee from Pea of Sweetness had a chance to review Ooka Island last summer and was so impressed with how much her kids enjoyed it and how well they were doing with it. She was excited for the chance to review it again and was so excited at the progress their preschooler has been making in particular! Check out their latest Ooka Island Review! Do you have young children in mind that you know would love to learn on Ooka Island? One winner will receive a 6-month subscription to Ooka Island (ARV $59.70). This giveaway begins on 4/10 at 7pm and ends on 4/24 at 11:00pm (times are Central) and is open worldwide ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Emilee from Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness received free product in exchange for an honest review. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Check out the newest product at Target from Fiber One! Hurry its for a limited time!

I already have talked about a few things from Fiber One like their cereal and more, but now for a limited time only at Target you can try Fiber One 90 Calorie Soft Baked Bars!

Let's face it most things fiber are just plain nasty, but thanks to Fiber One you can get your fiber without the horrible taste. The Soft Baked Bars are like a combination of cookie mixed with a granola bar. Its a really great treat for in between meals, it has 20% of the daily recommended fiber.

My kids school is very annoying about snacks brought to school, they have to be healthy and well I am sorry but "healthy" snacks cost money and my kids don't care for much of the healthy foods especially when its a snack! Thanks to Fiber One I am aloud to pack this as a snack and my kids really enjoy the taste. The new Fiber One 90 Calorie Soft Baked Bars in Caramel Sea Salt were a great surprise for my kids, they came home wanting more.

I like to carry snacks on me when I am out because I like to go go go and I often forget to stop and get something to eat, I like how the new Fiber One 90 Calorie Soft Baked Bars are compact so they fit nicely in my purse and worst case pocket.

Go get yourself a box before its to late, you can find the Caramel Sea Salt only at Target. Check for your local Target here, and see all the great products Fiber One carries here.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Balance Bars and J.R. Watkins Cleaners To Start off your Spring Clean

So Spring is here and that means what??? Well for most of us the term Spring Cleaning comes up. So why not start the cleaning off with a stash of Balance Bars to keep you going along with using J.R. Watkins cleaners.

The Balance Bar Dark comes in 3 flavors all which are great!

Dark Chocolate Peanut:
Dark Chocolate in and out crispy chocolate granola with a fudge like topping and peanuts throughout and on top, finished with a chocolate drizzle.

Dark Chocolate Coconut:
These is my favorite of the 3 which it has a dark chocolate bottom with chocolate cover granola brownie almost texture topped with baked coconut its extremely good.

Dark Chocolate Crunch:
This is a crispy total chocolate covered bar pure chocolate throughout with covered rice crispy.

Each bar will fill you and boost your energy level to help you get through the day ahead. Each Balance Bar is Gluten Free and contains 13 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and 180 calories.

The Balance Bar Dark is not the only great thing from Balance Bar they have many varieties of Balance Bars something to please everyone there are 19 bars to choose from including the ones I talked about.
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J.R. Watkins Cleaners

J.R. Watkins Cleaners come in all types, I received a bottle of All Purpose Cleaner and Hand Soap, both must haves while doing a Spring Clean.

The J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner works well on everything since its "all purpose" I use this baby in the kitchen where most germs are probably at since raw meat being cooked and more. After every meal I do the dishes and then clean up the kitchen which I spray the All Purpose cleaner on all my counter tops and table leaving a clean service for the next day. The J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner has a great smell its so simple of a light lemon smell. I love that it has such a simple smell I always shy from major cleaning because you need to open up the house so all the chemicals are aired out but with the J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner there is no need to open anything just sit back and smile at a job well done. I also love that the cap is on so you don't have to worry about grabbing it and the cap falling off which has happened to me that while I was grabbing I was also loosening and next thing I know half my bottle is all over the floor and myself, not with J.D. Watkins its tight and in place.

J.D. Watkins motto is  Free Yourself.................... which you really are freeing yourself, none of J.D. Watkins products have ammonia, bleach or dye, in fact they are non-toxic! I know because of having such a big family I am always watching what my kids are in and around and when I use other cleaners I keep my kids away for about a hour to make sure things are dry but knowing that the products are non toxic my kids can move about freely. The scent which I reviewed is White Tea and Bamboo.

The J.R. Watkins Hand Soap is amazing, not only does it smell good, it lathers really nice.  I know with other hand soaps it just rubs around it doesn't really bubble, after I think I have washed it all off I discover more left on my hands with the J.R. Watkins Hand Soap you get it washed off the first time and your hands feel great afterword.

I would highly recommend J.R. Watkins products you can see their whole line by clicking here. J,D. Watkins has been around since 1868 and has many outstanding products to show for it, along with prices you can afford!

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Spring Cleaning tips from Registered Dietician Sharon Richter:

·         Step 1: Empty everything from your food pantry. It’s okay to start with a mess and you’ll be surprised what’s hiding in there!
·         Step 2: Throw away anything that has expired, has been open for more than a couple weeks or you know you’re just not going to use.
·         Step 3: Check the labels. Here are a couple ingredients you simply shouldn't have in any foods: Hydrogenated oil, High Fructose Corn Syrup and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). These three ingredients have no nutritional value and may lead to illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. They’re commonly found in baked beans, soda, flavored noodles, soup, salad dressings, desserts and other packaged foods.
·         Step 3: Now that you have tossed out all of the expired and unhealthy foods lurking in your pantry, it’s time to categorize everything. I break my pantry down into: Breakfast (cereals and oatmeal), Soups, Canned Protein such as tuna, salmon and beans, Dressings and Marinades, Spices, Oils and Vinegars, Raw Nuts and Seeds and Whole Grains including quinoa, faro and spelt flour. Now that you see what ingredients you have, make a list of those that you don’t often use and try to incorporate them into new recipes.
·         Step 5: Make sure you have plenty of portion controlled snacks readily available and at the front of the pantry. You tend to eat more of what is eye-level or easily accessible. I always stock up on Balance Dark Bars for a quick and healthy snack on the go. I also recommend Justin’s squeeze packs of nut butter or unsweetened apple sauce single serving containers.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

BOGO 50% Off Reebok NHL Fan Gear now til Sunday!

BOGO 50% Off Reebok NHL Fan Gear 
The Stanley Cup Playoffs start next week so now is the perfect time to get your team gear and show your support! Today through Sunday (4/13) is the Reebok NHL Fan Gear Buy One Get One 50% Off Sale . Go stock up on team hats, jerseys, tees and more, and get a second item for only half the price! Be sure to enter the promo code: GOAL50 at the checkout. Save that extra money now, so you can grab a championship shirt later. 

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Chick-fil-a New Menu! Giveaway Ends May 1st!

Chick-fil-a has brought the basic grilled chicken to a whole new level of YUM! My kids and I had a chance to review the some of the new products from Chick-fil-a.

Lets start with the new grilled chicken nuggets yes GRILLED! So to start off its a much better health option to the normal fried. They are thicker tastier, and just plan Awesome! Did you know Chick-fil-a has a 6 sauces to choose from??? My personal favorite is the Polynesian sauce which is a sweet sauce but Cindy a  host at Chick-fil-a told me to try taking the Chick-fil-a sauce which is like a mustard/mayo combo (okay so I don't care for mayo but I am always willing to try something once) and dip your nugget into it and then dip it into the Polynesian sauce...............I tried it...................wow it was soooo good the perfect combo of tart and sweet.

The all new Grilled Chicken has been marinated to hold a wonderful season of lemon, garlic, sea salt and savory herbs to take your taste buds to a whole new level.

The Chick-fil-a Club is now on a wheat bun with Colby-Jack cheese ,lettuce, tomato, Applewood smoked bacon and of course a new grilled chicken breast. Another item off the menu that is so tasty. I had brought one home and my son asked me what I was eating I told him he asked if he could have some so I cut it in half and he ate the whole thing. How great is it to know I have a "fast food" place that I can actually get something worth while for my child to eat. I like not having to feel bad that I am giving them fast food when its really more health food.

They also have a Chick-fil-a Grilled Chicken Salad which looked good but I was to full to try. Did you know that almost everything in Chick-fil-a is hand done right there at the restaurant?  Chick-fil-a has fresh produce sent to their stores daily, and go through Sunkist lemons like candy making there lemonade right in the restaurant. I was shocked at how much name brand items they used to make their food products like Sunkist, Oreo, Hershey's, and more much of which I would find in my own home.

The grill on which Chick-fil-a makes their all new Grilled Chicken sandwiches took over 11 years to design, its like what you would find in your backyard only shaped like a fryer. At Chick-fil-a they bread their own chicken, bake there own cookies, the only thing they don't do is make the waffle fries.

I have worked at both a fast food place and a seat down restaurant and Chick-fil-a is a restaurant packed into a fast food service. You will always receive great tasting products along with a friendly professional staff

My review was hosted by the 2885 Orange Ave, Orlando, FL Chick-fil-a which was insanely busy when I had arrived and yet I would never had known how many people were coming and going because the staff was on top of their game helping and serving everyone and no one was in a bad mood or complaining it was a very over the top pleasant experience which I plain to return to this Chick-fil-a every time I am in the area for the great service! Thank you!

5 Winners will receive 2 Chick-fil-a gift cards which for the months of May, June and July you will receive a product, for the month of May you get a grilled chicken sandwich for June a grilled chicken club and for July a choice of either grilled chicken sandwich. Contest open to U.S. residents only. Contest will end May 1st!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.