Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing. Review and Giveaway. Ends 7/22.








The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing by Rachel Gordon Singer


Couponing has evolved from Sunday morning newspaper clippings into an online world of websites, blogs, and daily specials. Today, becoming a couponing pro is more than clipping coupons; it is about juggling more savings opportunities than ever before. The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Couponing teaches readers how to maximize savings by couponing more strategically with information on how, where, and when to find the biggest couponing deals.  


The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Couponing includes:
  • Understanding couponing basics
  • Tips on finding and cashing in on coupons
  • Advice on multiple savings offers, money-back coupons, and rewards programs
  • The latest info on deal-of-the-day sites, rebates, and other online coupon options
  • How to best plan and organize coupons






About the author:
Rachel Singer Gordon is a former librarian, now a new career as a freelance writer, editor, workshop leader, blogger, and mom to two boys 



I have been avidly following the author Rachel Gordon Singer's blog MashupMom since early 2010. So when I was offered the opportunity to review her newest book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing I was super excited to see what she had compiled into book form, because this lady knows her stuff!,

Already being a couponer, I knew everything she covered...and she covered A LOT! She not only covered traditional couponing methods like where to find coupons, organizing your coupons and how best to use those coupons, but she also covered online coupons, when to best buy certain items and planning shopping trips. I was also very pleased to see she covered other money saving opportunities such as rebates, cell phone mobile coupon and money saving apps, reward programs, online coupon codes and daily deal sites. This book is a treasure trove of how to save money and stretch your dollar! 

My personal favorite part of the book is the Appendixes! There's a glossary of couponing terms, an online resource guide of couponing blogs, forums, and databases as well as many other great online sites to help save you money! Although I received my copy of this book for review(which will be going to my daughter), I know I'll be purchasing another copy for my other daughter to keep as a guide book for the money saving lifestyle...because lord knows I'VE tried to teach them couponing...

For those wanting to start couponing and saving money...this is your textbook of savings!
For those that already coupon but would like to save more money, this is a goldmine of information!
And for those that are seasoned savers....this is an AWESOME gift to give to that certain loved one who is is having a hard time getting on the couponing wagon!


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Couponing is available for purchase at

idiotsguides.com for $16.95, or if you have a kindle or ereader $9.99 for download. 



Want to win your own copy?

There are three way to enter...
You can
Tell me why you would love to have a copy of this book!
or
Follow Idiotsguides on twitter
or 
Like Complete idiotsguides on facebook

I recieved a free copy of this book for review, just because it was free didn't earn it a good review, all opinions are my own AND As always please leave your email address with each entry you submit so I can contact you if you win.You have until 7/22 11:59pm CST to enter.
Goodluck!
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Couponers Christmas in July, Guide and Giveaways!



Many couponers will tell you by July they've already begun their year's Christmas shopping! There are so many ways to save money and still get great gifts for your loved ones year round....especially right AFTER Christmas!

This month I will be covering great gift ideas as well money saving tips to make your Christmas fantastic yet frugal!

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Fog Free Shaving Mirror from Shavewell Giveaway








Dad's will love to receive as a gift this Father’s Day… The Shave Well Fog Free Shower Mirror. 
 
Simply by its unique design, The Shave Well fog free shower mirror will forever change the way Dad feels about shaving.
  
Did you know... 
·          A dry human hair takes about as much force to cut as a copper wire of identical diameter. 
·          After three minutes in the shower, the tensile strength of your beard is reduced by nearly seventy percent!
 
A close, comfortable shave requires a lot of moisture. What better place to get wet than in the shower! 
 
Shaving in the shower is the most comfortable place for a man to shave. The moisture and steam greatly soften Dad's beard and make it much easier to cut, resulting in a closer more comfortable shave. When you get out of the shower and towel dry, your face quickly loses the benefit of all the moisture from the hot steamy shower. Once your beard begins to dry, you can be literally tugging on each and every hair on your face instead of neatly slicing it at the skin's surface and moving on without irritating your skin. 
 
The Shave Well mirror offers a clear reflection for a truly fog free shower shave. Fog occurs on most so-called fogless shaving mirrors when the warmer moisture in the air condensates on the cooler surface of a wall-mounted mirror. The Shave Well fog free shower mirror removes easily from the wall mounted hook - simply hold it under the shower stream for a few seconds. In that short time the temperature of the moist air and the mirror surface will equalize to create a long lasting, truly fog free image for the duration of your shower.  No more temperature difference = no more fog!
 
Shaving in the shower also means less mess around the sink for you-know-who to clean up. A shower shave lets the cut whiskers go right down the drain. And when Dad is not hogging the shower, Mom can use the mirror to help exfoliate her face, remove make-up, or simply see herself as she says her daily positive affirmations.



A close, comfortable shave requires a lot of moisture. What better place to get wet than in the shower!  Simply by its unique design, The Shave Well Company TRULY FOG FREE mirror will change the way you feel about shaving in the shower.

Warm it up!
To get that truly fog-free reflection with your Shave Well mirror, hold it under the shower stream for a few seconds to “warm it up” right before you shave.

What is fog and why does it happen?
Fog is simply condensation.  Shower water is much warmer than the air temperature of most homes.  Your warm shower heats the air and it becomes saturated.  This warm moist air becomes fog or condensation which collects on all cooler surfaces – like mirrors.

How is the Shave Well mirror truly fog free?
The Shave Well Company shower mirror is fog free simply by design!  In the few seconds you hold it under the shower spray the temperature of the moist air and the mirror equalize to create a long lasting, truly fog free image for the duration of your shower.  No more temperature difference - no more fog.

Suction cups don't suck!
The adhesive hook affixes to any shower surface holding Shave Well mirror solidly in place. No more suction cups falling off of the wall. Also, since Shave Well mirror is removable from the wall mounted hook it is very easy to clean for a clear reflection each time you use it.

As Goldilocks said…it’s just right.
The Shave Well Company fog free shower mirror measures 6" tall, 4" wide and is 1/8" thick. Many users choose to hold the mirror while shaving. The mirror fits well in a users hand and provides a complete reflection of the entire face while shaving.  The base of the adhesive hook (the part that sticks to the wall) is 1" x 1 1/2".

This Father's Day, give Dad something he will truly enjoy, a Shave Well Shower Mirror. 

Want to win one for that special man in your life?

Simply like Shavewell on facebook! (mandatory entry)

Want extra entries?


Be sure to submit a new entry for every method you use!





Open to US  only please. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm CST Sunday 6/24. The winner will be chosen via a random number generator Monday 6/25 and announced that same day before noon CST. The winner will be notified by email and required to claim the win within 48 hours. 





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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Winner is...



In the Cheerios giveaway, out of 27 vaild entries ...the winner is...






I am a follower of this blog through RSS





 
 

Congrats!
 
 You'll have 48 hours to confirm your win!


 
 
 
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS! A great Memorial Day weekend movie!





What better way to spend the Memorial Day holiday weekend and escape the heat by enjoying a nice cool theater and a super cool movie The Avengers!

My husband and I were lucky enough to enjoy a special free pass screening of The Avengers in 3D....and I'm not much on action films but I LOVED it!

You don't really need to watch any of the previous Marvel movies... (Iron Man, Captain America, or The Hulk... but it might help a little) to enjoy The Avengers as the story line is pretty self explanatory and exciting!

That and it doesn't hurt it has a full cast of hotties Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth...yum yum!


MARVEL STUDIOS presents in association with PARAMOUNT PICTURES
Website and Mobile site: marvel.com/avengers_movie
Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/Avengers
Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/avengers



Cast:
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson

Director:
Joss Whedon

Producer:
Kevin Feige  

Executive Producers:
Alan Fine, Stan Lee, Jon Favreau, Louis D’Esposito, 
Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham

Written by: Joss Whedon


Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson, and written and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects!

In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Super Heroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.



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Friday, May 18, 2012

New 2 Box Cheerios Packaging Giveaway! ends 5/27



" Disclosure:  Cheerios® cereal, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark ."



As a savvy Club member, you can recognize the value of buying Cheerios® cereal at your local Costco, Sam’s Club or BJ’s. While buying Cheerios at Club is already easy and affordable, new 2 box Cheerios packaging format makes Cheerios an even better purchase! You can cheer on the value by purchasing the new 2 box Cheerios packages in Club!

What’s so exciting?
  • New 2 box Cheerios contains two individual boxes, making them easier to store and easier to pour!
Not to mention…
  • By reducing the amount of air in each individual bag, these enhanced containers fit 10% more cereal than before and use less packaging
  • While each box contains more cereal, packaging material has been reduced by over 200,000 lbs, saving 1,000 trees and taking 130 Cheerios trucks of the road, decreasing CO2 emissions
You don’t have to take our word for it, check out all the benefits of new 2 box Cheerios packaging http://bit.ly/Club2Boxes


New and improved 2 box Cheerios are now available on the shelves of Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s nationwide.




To Enter : Tell me how you like to eat your cheerios.

~The Prize~


(2) new 2 box Cheerios packaging (four boxes)





To qualify for your first entry (and any extra entries) you MUST first tell me how you like to eat your cheerios and leave your email address!

For extra entries you can:
each one equals one extra entry unless otherwise marked

  • •Friend me on Google Connect on this blog
  • Friend my main blog on Goggle Connect
  • Subscribe to this Blog on RSS or Email
  • Subscribe to my main blog on RSS or Email
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet about this Giveaway, YOU MUST include a link to this post and the hashtag #myblogspark
    (each tweet = 1 entry, can tweet up to twice a day)







THAT'S 7 Different ways for you to enter! Just make sure to do the Mandatory entry first!
AND be sure to submit a new entry for every method you use!
Also remember to include your Twitter username when submitting a Twitter Follow Entry!


Thanks to MyBlogSpark and General Mills for providing the materials for this giveaway!


Open to US and Canada residents only please. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm CST Sunday 5/27. The winner will be chosen via a random number generator Monday 5/28 and announced that same day before noon CST. The winner will be notified by email and required to claim the win within 48 hours. Name, address, and phone number will be required to pass on to MyBlogSpark to get the prize to you.





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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

And the winner is...


* Cough cough*

You'll have to excuse the delay, I just happened to get in a pre-ordered book in EARLY...so yah I've been absorbed in all things Sookie this morning.

Without further delay so I can get back to my book LOL 

the winner is....


AND... I just started Following you on Twitter!
gv


Congrats!

Please email me within 48 hours to confirm your win!





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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Marvel's The Avengers GIVEAWAY! Ends May 1st




Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, NickFury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
 
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The story is by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon and the screenplay is by Joss Whedon. The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.





To Enter : Tell me which of the Avengers is your fav!





~The Prize~




MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS t-shirt in adult  sizes of S, M, L, XL
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS set of 6 buttons
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS one pair of limited edition 3D glasses






To qualify for your first entry (and any extra entries) you MUST first tell me which of the Avengers is your fav? and leave your email address! (if I can't contact you, you can't win)

For extra entries you can:
each one equals one extra entry unless otherwise marked




THAT'S 8 Different ways for you to enter! Just make sure to do the Mandatory entry first!
AND be sure to submit a new entry for every method you use!
Also remember to include your Twitter username when submitting a Twitter Follow Entry!


Thanks to Marvel for providing the materials for this giveaway!


Open to US and Canada residents only please. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm CST Tuesday May 1st. The winner will be chosen via a random number generator Wednesday May 2nd and announced that same day before noon CST. The winner will be notified by email and required to claim the win within 48 hours. Name, address, and phone number will be required to pass on to the PR company to get the prize to you. Prizes will be shipped at the end of May.





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Monday, April 16, 2012

Burger King's New Menu!


“Disclosure:  The coupons, product information, and additional gift pack have been provided courtesy of Burger King Corporation through MyBlogSpark.”


With an expanded menu that includes classic items, along with a wide range of exciting, new offerings, BURGER KING® is giving you even more reason to HAVE IT YOUR WAY®! Sure to appeal to WHOPPER® lovers, as well as those seeking more choices, the enhanced menu includes a variety of made-to-order Garden Fresh Salads, Snack Wraps, Real Fruit Smoothies, Frappés and Crispy Chicken Strips.


Since 1954 BURGER KING® has been committed to offering great-tasting, fire-grilled food and the WHOPPER® Sandwich has been proved to be America’s Favorite Burger year after year.

Over the past nine months, BURGER KING® has created and tested more than two dozen new products and they are committed to providing you with the products that are best-in-class and true to their heritage of great taste.

Based on extensive consumer feedback, BURGER KING® is rounding out their menu to provide more choice and something for everyone!

Visit the nearest participating BURGER KING® to try any one of these new options with your friends and family today!


New Garden Fresh Salads at BURGER KING® are made fresh daily with premium ingredients that can be topped with your choice of TENDERCRISP® or juicy TENDERGRILL® chicken. 

Varieties include:
Chicken BLT Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with a three cheese blend, thick cut bacon, tomatoes and red onion, served with Ken’s® Avocado Ranch dressing

Chicken, Apple and Cranberry Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with crisp apples, dried cranberries, bleu cheese and Ken’s® Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Chicken Caesar Garden Fresh Salad ~ made with 100% romaine lettuce, tomatoes, shaved parmesan cheese, and home-style croutons


New Snack Wraps at BURGER KING® provide quick, flavorful snacks for less than 400 calories each. 
Snack Wrap options include:

Honey Mustard Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap ~ A flour tortilla filled with crispy, marinated white meat chicken, a three-cheese blend,  and a combination of spring mix, romaine and iceberg lettuce, all topped with Ken’s® Honey Mustard Dressing

Ranch Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap ~ A flour tortilla filled with crispy, marinated white meat chicken, a three-cheese blend,  and a combination of spring mix, romaine and iceberg lettuce, all topped with Ken’s® Ranch Dressing

New Crispy Chicken Strips at BURGER KING® are made with white meat tenderloin chicken, marinated and lightly battered in seasoned home-style breading. The new Crispy Chicken Strips are perfect for dipping in one of eight BK® classic or bold new sauces and are available in 3 or 5 piece servings


New Real Fruit Smoothies at BURGER KING® are offered in 12, 16, and 20oz. servings, and are made fresh to order with real fruit, low-fat yogurt and juices blended together. Each smoothie provides a full serving of fruit and is offered in the following varieties:
Tropical Mango
Strawberry Banana


Rich and smooth Frappés at BURGER KING® are made to order and provide the perfect combination of sweet Mocha or Caramel flavors, a hint coffee and ice. 
Offered in 12, 16, and 20oz. servings, frappes are available in the following varieties:

Mocha Frappé ~ The perfect combination of sweet flavor, a hint of coffee and ice all topped with whipped topping and a swirl of fudge

Caramel Frappé ~ The perfect combination of sweet flavor, a hint of coffee and ice all topped with whipped topping and a swirl of caramel


Be sure to follow BURGER KING® on Facebook
Twitter or on their website for more info! 

*At participating restaurants, nutritionals available upon request*




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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Save money by Renting Textbooks this semester!


The following is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own.

I'm on my last semester before I begin my business courses for my Bachelor's degree so I know first hand how crazy textbook prices can be! There were many semesters where the price I paid in textbooks was more than the price I paid for my tuition!

A great alternative to buying textbooks if you don't have the money to spare  is to rent your books!

That's where CampusBookRentals.com comes in!




-30 day risk free returns
- Trusted Source Since 2007
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-Largest selection of books in the nation
-Live Customer Support


PLUS another great reason to rent from CampusBookRentals is that they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented!

CampusBookRentals will be donating a MINIMUM of 1,000 life saving cleft lip surgeries this year to children in need whose families could not otherwise afford it. The long term improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible! 

So if you or a loved one find yourself short on cash this semester check out CampusBookRentals.com save some money and help donate to a worthy cause!




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Thursday, March 15, 2012

500 Sneaker and Wii Giveaway from Del Monte




In an effort to motivate people to get healthy by exercising and eating more fruits and vegetables, Del Monte Fresh Produce will give away 500 pairs of sneakers and 10 Nintendo Wii New Super Mario Bros. Pack game consoles and Wii Zumba Fitness during March to Del Monte Fresh Produce Facebook fans.

The "500 Sneaker March Giveaway," hosted on the Del Monte Fresh Produce Facebook page, will randomly award 500 sneakers to Del Monte Facebook fans who enter the contest and ten (10) Wii packages to people who get two (2) of their friends to sign up.


To Win Sneakers:
Step 1: “Like” Del Monte Fresh Produce by visiting www.facebook/delmontefreshproduce

Step 2:  Enter sweepstakes and sign the pledge to make at least half your plate fruits and vegetables and exercise more frequently.  You will automatically be entered to win one of 500 pairs of sneakers.


To Win the Nintendo Wii New Super Mario Bros. Pack Game Console and Wii Zumba Fitness:
Step 3: Click on the “Sneaker Giveaway” tab then the “Invite Friends” to share news about the giveaway with your friends.

Step 4:  Get just two (2) friends to enter the sweepstakes and you will be automatically entered to win the Nintendo Wii New Super Mario Bros. Pack game console and Wii Zumba Fitness


All entrants will be encouraged to sign a pledge to exercise at least three times a week for thirty minutes and, as the USDA recommends, make half their plate fruits and vegetables.

Del Monte Fresh Produce is committed to providing consumers with quality fresh fruits and vegetables, which are key components in leading a healthy lifestyle. The "500 Sneaker March Giveaway" was created as a way to encourage Del Monte Fresh Produce fans to exercise as well.

For more information, please visit: www.facebook.com/delmontefreshproduce

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Winner is...



In the Crate And Barrel giveaway, out of 9 vaild entries ...the winner is...








My Winter Cocktail is a Homemade Irish Cream






 
 

Congrats!
 
 You'll have 48 hours to confirm your win!


 
 
 
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Monday, February 13, 2012

The Winner is...



In the General Mills Cereal giveaway, out of 39 vaild entries ...the winner is...









 


 
 

Congrats!
 
 You'll have 48 hours to confirm your win!

PS does anyone know what happened to my numbers for the entries...having to count them myself is a booger bear...
 
 
 
 
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Discover Your Winter Cocktail Blog App PLUS Crate and Barrel Giveaway! ENDS 2/19!


In celebration of the winter season, Robb Report presents the Discover Your Winter Cocktail Blog App. Everyone has their favorite cocktail, but have you wondered what winter cocktail fits you best? Take theDiscover Your Winter Cocktail quiz and you can find out by answering a few simple questions!







Chocolate Snowball


Ingredients:
2 oz coconut rum
2 oz Irish cream
1 oz hazelnut liqueur
3 1/2 oz melted chocolate
3 1/2 oz cream
1 dash chocolate syrup



Preparation: Place the chocolate syrup around the glass then place the other ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Strain into glass.





Spring Fever


Ingredients:
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz mango syrup
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz blood orange juice




Preparation: Shake well over ice cubes in a shaker, and strain into a collins glass half-filled with crushed ice.





Winter Breeze


Ingredients:
1 oz creme de cacao
1 oz vanilla schnapps
1 oz Irish cream
milk



Preparation: Pour liquors into a beer mug, and fill with milk. Stir, and serve.





Want a chance to win a Hendrick’s Gin Golf Umbrella and an amazing $20.00 Crate & Barrel Gift Card?

To Enter:

Just take the quiz and post your results!

Winner will be Drawn on Monday 2/20, no entries accepted after 11:59pm cst 2/19. 






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Thursday, February 2, 2012

General Mills Whole Grain First Ingredient Giveaway! Ends 2/12

"Disclosure: The information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark."


Ringing in the New Year often means new eating habits. We know whole grain is important to you, and the Dietary Guidelines recommend choosing products with a whole grain listed as the first ingredient. Now every cereal with the white check has more whole grain than any other single ingredient with the same great taste. You will see “whole grain” as a part of the first ingredient on the ingredient list, indicating that whole grain is the first and most prevalent ingredient.

According to Dr. Travis Stork, emergency room physician and host of “The Doctors,” identifying whole grain products can be challenging. Shoppers can look for nutritional cues on the front of the box, but they need to read the ingredient list to know if they are getting enough whole grain. Ingredient lists detail ingredients in order of prevalence, and if the words “whole grain” are followed by a grain like wheat or oats, it means the food contains more whole grain than any other single ingredient. Here’s how to determine if your cereals have whole grain as a first ingredient:

With all the health messages facing grocery store shoppers, it can be confusing to translate what appears on food labels into nutritional needs, and hard to determine which foods have a meaningful amount of whole grain. Dr. Stork has some additional recommendations to help you include whole grain easily into your diet. They include:
  • Start Early! The Dietary Guidelines recommend people get at least 48 grams of whole grain in their daily diets. Get a jump-start on the day’s nutrition by incorporating whole grain into your morning routine. For instance, when choosing cereal make sure whole grain is listed as the first ingredient. One easy choice is cereal with the white check, which have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.
  • Make Simple Swaps. Choose whole grain versions of the foods you love. Great options include whole wheat pasta and whole wheat bread or even whole grain crackers. Also, try different types of whole grain. Use brown rice instead of white rice as a side dish at dinner or popcorn, which is a whole grain, for a snack.
  • Don’t Judge a Food by Its Cover. The front of food packages provide good nutritional cues, but don’t forget to read the ingredients and check the nutrition label and side labels for additional health information. Cereals with the white check even include the amount of whole grain per serving on packaging.

To help with choosing products with whole grain, General Mills developed “Fast Lane for Whole Grain,” an online educational game. Consumers can navigate virtual grocery store aisles and identify products that have whole grain as the first ingredient, with the option to enter a sweepstakes to win one of each of the 50 cereals with the white check.

Make a commitment to add more whole grain to your diet by simply pouring a bowl of cereal with the white check including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios® and Total®.

For more information on the importance of whole grain and a chance to enter the “Fast Lane for Whole Grain” sweepstakes, visit www.WholeGrainNation.com.





To Enter : Tell me which of the cereals in the prize pack is your fav!





~The Prize~




5 boxes of General Mills cereal with the white check





To qualify for your first entry (and any extra entries) you MUST first tell me which of the cereals is your fav? and leave your email address!

For extra entries you can:
each one equals one extra entry unless otherwise marked

  • •Friend me on Google Connect on this blog
  • Friend my main blog on Goggle Connect
  • Subscribe to this Blog on RSS or Email
  • Subscribe to my main blog on RSS or Email
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet about this Giveaway, YOU MUST include a link to this post and the hashtag #myblogspark
    (each tweet = 1 entry, can tweet up to twice a day)







THAT'S 7 Different ways for you to enter! Just make sure to do the Mandatory entry first!
AND be sure to submit a new entry for every method you use!
Also remember to include your Twitter username when submitting a Twitter Follow Entry!


Thanks to MyBlogSpark and General Mills for providing the materials for this giveaway!


Open to US and Canada residents only please. Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm CST Sunday 2/12. The winner will be chosen via a random number generator Monday 2/13 and announced that same day before noon CST. The winner will be notified by email and required to claim the win within 48 hours. Name, address, and phone number will be required to pass on to MyBlogSpark to get the prize to you.





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"The Worldwide Dessert Contest!" A children's book and musical CD all in one (what a deal)!




"Publishers Weekly" raves: A little bit of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a dash of Homer Price's donut maker, this novel pays homage to the longstanding rapport between children and sweets. John Apple longs to win the Worldwide Dessert Contest, but all his delicious desserts have a penchant for changing into something else at the last minute. The way he overcomes this difficulty and takes first place involves a search for the greatest chef in the world, the defeat of the thieving title-holder of the contest and a run-in with a judge who has, thanks to John, a caramel apple bonded to his cheek from their last encounter. Elish writes with a sure hand of this sugary world, his tongue squarely in the area of his sweet tooth. For his ability to praise desserts in an endlessly original fashion, he deserves a blue ribbon. Ages 9-11.

First published in 1998, "The Worldwide Dessert Contest" by Dan Elish is now an enhanced e-book with an original musical score by a theater veteran included as part of the story!

White House Pastry Chef Ann Amernick adds, "The Worldwide Dessert Contest by Dan Elish is a "dElish" ride on apple everything’s!.....an apple pancake trampoline, an apple soufflé balloon, and flying and skating apple pies, to name a few. The wild adventures of Johnny Applefeller and his friends is a delectable journey filled mouthwatering desserts and seasoned with his Aunt Harriet’s simple and wise sayings. But even more fun is clicking on the interactive links to YouTube videos of the musical the author wrote several years after the book was written. As Aunt Harriet says, “The importance of desserts must never be underestimated.” Glorious!
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Celtic Woman Winners


The 2 that entered won, Gloria requested the CD first so the CD goes to her and the DVD goes to Gen...Congrats Ladies! I'll be emailing you tomorrow for your mailing addresses...or feel free to email me the info ;)
 
By the way, please see the original post for an updated tour schedule!
 
 
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Celtic Woman: NEW CD, Live Concert DVD, and US Tour!! Plus GIVEAWAY!!!! 2 WINNERS!!! Ends 1/29



Internationally acclaimed vocal phenomenon Celtic Woman announce their sixth new project, BELIEVE, an enchanting studio album and companion live concert DVD available in stores on January 24. Celtic Woman is the all-female singing sensation featuring vocalists Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Lisa Lambe and Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt performing classic Irish songs (“The Water Is Wide,” “Green Grow the Rushes,” “A Woman’s Heart,” “The Parting Glass”), timeless pop anthems (“Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Sailing”), and inspirational songs (“You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “Ave Maria”) with their signature Celtic Woman twist, under the distinct musical direction of Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes. The live concert DVD was filmed for the first time in America in front of some of their most loyal fans during two sold-out nights at The Fox Theatre (Atlanta, GA) in Sept 2011.




Public Television began airing BELIEVE: LIVE on December 3rd as part of their quarterly pledge drives with donor premium gift items for the CD, DVD and best-seat concert tickets to the 2012 BELIEVE tour. Directed by Emmy-nominated Ryan Polito, BELIEVE: LIVE is a free-flowing cinematic experience that puts the viewer front and center, in the middle of the magic of a Celtic Woman performance; with a dazzling array of visual and musical effects including a 20-piece orchestra, 7-piece Celtic Woman Band, 16-piece Atlanta Bag Pipe Band; lush vocal harmonies from a 10-piece Aontas Choir, 30-member children’s choir as well as a world-champion Irish dancer, formerly a lead performer in Riverdance all serving as the backdrop to the grace and beauty of Celtic Woman.



Celtic Woman will embark on their BELIEVE: LIVE US tour February 3rd in Nashville, TN. They will travel across the U.S. and end up in Las Vegas on April 29 2012, before heading to Europe. For tour dates go to http://www.celticwoman.com/. Tickets to their US tour went on-sale to the public Dec 16th.






Celtic Woman debuted on Public Television in March 2005 where they quickly emerged as a top attraction for the network. BELIEVE enters the music market at the pinnacle of Celtic Woman’s illustrious career of genre-defining, multi-Platinum-selling projects: Celtic Woman (CD/DVD 2005), A Christmas Celebration (CD/DVD 2006), A New Journey (CD/DVD 2007), The Greatest Journey (CD/DVD 2008), and Songs From The Heart (CD/DVD 2010).



Celtic Woman has distinguished their sound as a transcendental force and their spectacular live shows embody a radiance and pure confidence that reaches far and wide with jubilant applause from an adoring fanbase with more than six million CDs/DVDs and over two million concert tickets sold worldwide. Each of Celtic Woman’s past project releases debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart. A Christmas Celebration CD and DVD was just RIAA certified Platinum (over one-million units sold) as fans clamor to enjoy Celtic Woman this holiday season.





BELIEVE Album Tracklisting:
Purchase the CD here

1. Awakening

2. Nocturne

3. Sailing

4. Mairead Solo - The Foxhuter

5. The Water Is Wide

6. Bridge Over Troubled Water

7. Black Is The Colour

8. Follow On

9. Ave Maria (Schubert)

10. Téir Abhaile Riú

11. You'll Never Walk Alone

12. A Spaceman Came Travelling

13. Songs from the Heart (Walking The Night; The World Falls Away)

14. A Woman's Heart

15. The Parting Glass



BELIEVE: LIVE DVD Playlist:
Purchase the DVD here

1. Awakening

2. Follow On

3. The Foxhunter

4. Nocturne

5. Sailing

6. Bridge Over Troubled Water

7. Black is the Colour

8. The World Falls Away

9. My Heart Was Home Again

10. A Tribute to Broadway

11. Teir Abhaile Riu

12. A Woman’s Heart

13. The Water is Wide

14. Green Grow the Rushes

15. You’ll Never Walk Alone

16. Smile

17. Walking the Night

18. A Spaceman Came Travelling

19. Ave Maria

20. Mna na hEireann

21. The Parting Glass


Tour Dates

February 3, 2012 Nashville, TN TPAC



February 4, 2012 Nashville, TN TPAC 

February 7, 2012 Knoxville, TN Civic Auditorium
February 8, 2012 Greenville, SC BI-LO Center
February 9, 2012 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre 

February 11, 2012 Birmingham, AL BJCC 

February 12, 2012 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center
February 14, 2012 Tampa, FL David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
February 15, 2012 Jacksonville, FL Times Union Center for the Performing Arts
February 16, 2012 Gainesville, FL Stephen C. O’Connell Center
February 17, 2012 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
February 18, 2012 Melbourne, FL Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
February 21, 2012 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium 

February 22, 2012 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena 

February 24, 2012 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
February 25, 2012 Asheville , NC Asheville Civic Center
February 26, 2012 Columbia, SC Koger Center 

February 28, 2012 Roanoke, VA Civic Center 

February 29, 2012 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
March 2, 2012 Raleigh, NC Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts
March 3, 2012 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
March 4, 2012 Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre
March 6, 2012 Hershey, PA Giant Center
March 8, 2012 Philadelphia, PA Liacouras Center 

March 9, 2012 Boston, MA The Wang Theatre 

March 10, 2012 Boston, MA The Wang Theatre 

March 11, 2012 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
March 13, 2012 Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre 

March 14. 2012 Albany, NY Palace Theatre 

March 16, 2012 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena
March 17, 2012 Wallingford, CT Oakdale Theatre 

March 18, 2012 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
March 20, 2012 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater
March 21, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center
March 23, 2012 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
March 24, 2012 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center for the Arts
March 25, 2012 West Lafayette, IN Elliott Hall of Music
March 27, 2012 Akron, OH Civic Theatre
March 28, 2012 Columbus, OH Palace Theatre 

March 30, 2012 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
March 31, 2012 Chicago, IL Rosemont Theatre
April 1, 2012 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
April 3, 2012 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall Star Theatre
April 4, 2012 Kansas City, MO Music Hall
April 5, 2012 Little Rock, AR Robinson Center 

April 6, 2012 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre 

April 7, 2012 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre 

April 10, 2012 Louisville, KY The Palace Theater 

April 11, 2012 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
April 12, 2012 Wichita, KS Century II Performing Arts Center
April 14, 2012 Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre
April 15, 2012 Baton Rouge, LA River Center Arena
April 16, 2012 Houston, TX Jones Hall 

April 18, 2012 Denver, CO Wells Fargo Theater 

April 19, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
April 21, 2012 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium
April 22, 2012 Spokane, WA INB PAC
April 23, 2012 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
April 25, 2012 Sacramento, CA Memorial Auditorium 

April 27, 2012 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
April 28, 2012 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
April 29, 2012 Las Vegas, NV The Smith Center for Performing Arts



Thanks to SneakAttack Media I have one signed copy of the DVD and one Signed copy of the CD to giveaway!

To enter, just leave a comment on which one you'd want, the CD or the DVD...easy peasy!

Don't forget! the CD/DVD is out in stores tomorrow!



Giveaway ends 1/29 11:59cst. The winners will be notified by email and required to claim the win within 48 hours. Name and address will be required to pass on to SneakAttack Media to get the prize to you.














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