Saturday, December 31, 2011

.::Review & Giveaway::. SodaStream Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit

I would find life very difficult if I had to give up my diet cola!  I drink a minimum of a 12 pack of diet cola per day.  Plus if I'm out and about, I stop and get a fountain diet cola.  I love fountain pop! I do realize and fully admit my ridiculous addiction to diet cola.  

I recycle my mountain of cans weekly, but still feel guilty about how many there are.  I no longer have to worry!

SodaStream sent me the Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit along with a selection of their soda mixes and a nice variety of flavored water drops. I am delighted to report that SodaStream's Zero Cola tastes fantastic! It is a nice, crisp, fresh taste and is very similar to the major Diet Cola brands! Yum! I also love the Diet Lemon Lime, Diet Ginger Ale and the Diet Cranberry Raspberry.  The Diet Green Tea Pomegranate Peach was surprisingly good!  I don't normally care for Pink Grapefruit or Root Beer, so I don't feel I can accurately judge those flavors.  

Since I cannot have sugar, my picky teenage nieces and their friends were the critics for the regular flavors.  You'll be happy to know that the regular Cola  was enjoyed by several teenagers!  

I was nervous about operating the SodaStream Genesis Machine.  I had flashbacks to the days of being a restaurant manager and having to mess with the fountain pop machines.  My worries were unfounded!  This is so easy, that my 5 year old even uses it! The process consists of pouring cold water into the bottle, pressing the button on the top in order to carbonate the water and then adding your flavor choice.  Shake, serve, and sip!   

If you currently buy 2 liter bottles of your favorite pop (or soda depending on where you live), you won't see a huge savings by using SodaStream.  However, if you're like me and prefer the freshest drink possible and purchase cans, you WILL save a significant amount of money!  

Now, for the fun part!  SodaStream wants one of my readers to WIN a FREE machine!  

The giveaway will include:

Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit, valued at $99.95. It includes:
  • Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
  • 1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
  • Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
  • Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
  • 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice

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30K Giveaway

I'll be hitting 30,000 fans soon! How should we celebrate? I miss the old days of being able to load 500 giveaway photos onto Facebook and having people comment under the ones they want to win. Since we cannot do that any longer what should I do?  It will have to involve sponsors, since I still haven't won the lottery.  :)

Friday, December 30, 2011

.::FREEBIE::. FREE $10 in Books!!!

Go here to pick out your FREE Books and during checkout, enter code ETXTBOOKYou'll get $10 in FREE e-books for your Kindle, laptop, iPad, or other device!  This offer expires 1/9/11. 

Thanks to Shore Savings with Patti for the heads up!

.::GIVEAWAY::. WIN Lunch on me!

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.::GIVEAWAY::. Win FREE Laser Hair Removal!

Enter for Your Chance to win FREE Laser Hair Removal!  A new month means new winners!  

If you'd prefer not to be called at home, sign up for a FREE phone number at Google Voice!

.::FREEBIE::. FREE 7 Day Pass!

Get a FREE 7 Day Pass to 24 Hour Fitness! That means FREE group exercise classes, FREE workouts at any club, and no appointment necessary!

.::GIVEAWAY::. A Tweet Treat - Enter to Win Despicable Me

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

.::Review & Giveaway::. Pretend & Play® Supermarket Set

When this Pretend & Play® Supermarket Set from Learning Resources arrived for me to review, I did the ultimate in penny pinching.  It was so adorable, I couldn't resist wrapping it up and putting it under the tree.  I knew it would be one of my daughter's favorite gifts, and I wanted to surprise her with it on Christmas morning! I was right!  She absolutely loves it. 

This set has everything necessary for a child to run their own pretend store!  There are 93 pieces!  We love the durable apron with name tag!  The shopping basket, groceries, dry-erasable sale signs, pretend coins, money, credit card and shopping list make it so much fun.  Of course, my favorite pieces are the pretend coupons! This set has been played with daily since Christmas.  Sometimes, I even let my daughter play with the coupons!

I use this set as a teaching tool as well as just plain fun!  By assigning everything a price (right now everything is $1 since my daughter is in Kindergarten), my daughter is learning simple addition and subtraction when it is time to check out.  When she wants 6 items, but only has $5, she learns to budget by using coupons or putting items back.  The lessons can increase in difficulty as she matures.  The possibilities are endless!

NOW FOR THE FUN PART!  Learning Resources wants one of my readers to WIN a Pretend & Play® Supermarket Set of their own!  If you just can't wait to get your own, visit Learning Resources or Amazon and get yours today!
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.::GIVEAWAY::. Promo Pack for 1/2 OFF!

Monday, December 26, 2011

.::GIVEAWAY::. 6 Piece Bamboo Towel Set - $160 VALUE!

Up for grabs is a 6 Piece Bamboo Towel Set!
This 6-piece set includes two full-size bath towels, two hand towels and two wash cloths. A full set of bamboo towels is a great way to decorate your bathroom while helping the environment and treating your skin to the ultimate in comfort.

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.::GIVEAWAY::. $50,000 CASH Sweepstakes!

Someone is going to win $50,000. Shouldn't it be YOU? Click. Enter. Cross your Finger. $50,000 cash sweepstakes from American Family! Enter now!

.::FREEBIE::. FREE 2012 Personalized Calendar

Start the New Year with a new FREE calendar! I'm choosing my 12 favorite photos right now! Just pay shipping, which is about $5.

.::CASH FREE CHRISTMAS::. Start Now for a Cash Free Christmas in 2012

Is your budget feeling the effects of present buying?  I spent very little out of pocket this year.  You can do the same! It's not hard, and it's not time consuming.  It's Swagbucks.  In the month of December alone, I have cashed in for $25 worth of Amazon gift cards thanks to Swagbucks.  I keep that money in my Amazon account to use for Christmas and birthday presents.  

What IS Swagbucks?  Instead of searching via Google or Yahoo, you use Swagbucks!  You will randomly be awarded Swagbucks (points) for your searches!  You can earn additional points (called Swagbucks) for taking a daily poll, watching videos and redeeming codes!

If you are just now signing up for Swagbucks, you can use code HOLIDAYSWAG during the registration process to get a bonus 130 points!!!