Maty’s Natural Cold Remedies (Prize Pack Giveaway)

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Maty’s company is named after their daughter, Maty, who was born with severe heart defects. Due to her weakened immune system her parents were devoted to finding natural cures for her ailments, and thus was born Maty’s company. The products they offer are all natural cough syrup (both for little kids and adults), vapor rubs, and breathe better ointments.

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I’ve always looked for natural products to provide relief when my family is not feeling well. One of the first things I learned as a new mom was to but a baby vapor rub on my baby’s feet to help when she’s congested- and then about 20 seconds later I read to never use the vapor rubs sold in stores because it can harm the baby. I trusted my gut and went on the hunt for a natural, safe vapor product. I still used the foot technique, and obviously we made it through that cold, and dozens of others. I like being able to use products that are safe to use for my children. I want to give them relief when they are having a lot of coughing and cannot sleep at night…or so stuffed up they can’t really breathe. I want to give them the relief with the peace of mind that these remedies aren’t going to potentially harm them.

I discovered Maty’s over the summer, at the local grocery store, which in and of itself was exciting to me- there, right next to all of the medicines, was a natural product! Available right there! I was thrilled. I bought three. One for each bathroom and a backup. I was so glad to find an all natural product that had the ingredients that I know from researching to be effective in treating cold and flu symptoms. Products that offer relief but are free from menthol and petroleum in the ingredients.

I’m sure if you have small children like I do you are aware of the recommendations to not use any kind of cough syrup for children under the age of 6. That’s all well and good until your child under the age of 6 is coughing incessantly and the doctor says it’s just a virus, but your child is very uncomfortable and you’re sitting there arguing with yourself that kids aren’t supposed to have this stuff if they aren’t at least 6, but she’s so uncomfortable, and maybe if I just give her a half dose…but what if that’s still too much….all while your little one is just looking at you like mom (or dad) please just make me feel better. It’s a dilemma. Thankfully Maty’s offers natural cough remedies in addition to the vapor rub (which is available for adults and children over the age of 3 months) as well as a nasal ointment to help breathe better.

A gift basket with each of the Maty’s products would make a really wonderful (and thoughtful) gift for expectant or new parents- or anyone, really. Perhaps a little non traditional for a gift, but that’s always ok with me. When I find products like this that I truly believe can impact a family’s life, I do try to include it for a shower or holiday gift. If it’s helped me, it may help someone else!

Maty’s Healthy Products is also a proud supporter of Vitamin Angels. Your purchase of our products helps connect needy children worldwide with vital nutritional supplements. For more information on this organization, please go to

Where to buy Matys Healthy Product


One US reader will win a prize pack including one of each Maty’s Product including Vapor Rubs, Cough Syrups and the Breathe Better Nasal Ointment.

To Enter:

Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite tip or trick is for soothing a cough or stuffy nose!

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This giveaway will end on December 18th, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

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K’NEX Firestorm Freefall Coaster Building Set – Ends 12/8

$500 Winter Wonderland Cash – Ends 12/16

Captain McFinn and Friends Books for Kids – Ends 12/15

WaterSavers Winter Emergency Kit – Ends 12/8

$10 Target Gift Card + Pantene Products – Ends 12/15

Purex Plus Oxi – Ends 12/8

$20 Dollar General Gift Card + P&G Products (2 Winners) – Ends 12/8

$25 Amazon Gift Card – Ends 12/7

iPad Mini (or PayPal Cash) – Ends 12/15

iPad for Christmas (or PayPal Cash) – Ends 12/17

Apple iPod Touch 16GB 4th Gen – Ends 12/17

Gorton’s Seafood Giveaway ends 12/5

Bob the Builder: The Ultimate Can Do Crew Collection on DVD ends 12/5

$25 HoneyBaked Ham giftcard ends 12/11

Barbie Princess and the Pop Star Tori Doll ends 12/11

Ebates Kindle HD Giveaway – ends 12/9/12

iPad Mini Giveaway – ends 12/15

Melissa & Doug $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Melissa & Doug Dollhouse Review and $150 Gift Card Giveaway (12/20)

Printcopia Canvas Print Review and Giveaway (12/9)

Be The Boss Giveaway – Win Molly Maid, The melting pot GC, Auntie Anne’s: At-home baking kit (12/9)

#MDMediaEvents Win One Year Subscription to Bulu Box (12/12)

Perfectly Simple™ by ZonePerfect Giveaway (12/14)

Win $100 to shop for someone special – $100 Story Giveaway (12/14)

Caroline Abbott American Girl Doll Pinterest Contest (12/9)

VeraTemp Touchless Digital Thermometer (12/08)

$50 PeggyBank Gift Card – Convert your Old photos and videos to digital format. 2 Winners! 12/10

Ornaments with Love Personalized Ornament 12/10

Rosemary Repel Hair Care. Prevent Lice! 12/10

Green Apple Supply $30 Gift Card to spend on Eco Friendly Products 12/10

Air Storm Z-Tek Crossbow

$100 Paypal, Amazon Winners choice

Kobo Vox eReader


Excalibur Food Dehydrator

HUGE Prize Pack-Hot Holiday Toys!

Kindle Fire HD

iPad Mini

$300 Mastercard Gift Card

$25 Visa Gift Card 2 winners

In the Kitchen with David Cookbook- 5 winners

$399 Mohawk Rug


Y Fliker Scooter (Giveaway)

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Scooters are all the rage with almost every kid I know. Little kids, big kids, in between kids, husbands (who act like kids?!) and everyone in between seems to be loving scooters and everything about them. I know my kids are no strangers to scooters, and when I was asked if I would share with you all about Yvolution‘s YFliker scooters, I had to jump at the chance. I have been hearing a LOT about this HOT HOT HOT Holiday toy and wanted to give one of you the chance to have one for your house!

What I like about the three wheeled scooter idea is that you aren’t pushing with your foot on the ground- I think this allows more kids with different abilities to be able to successfully use the scooter itself. A hand brake is always a good safety feature in my book!

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Yvolution presents Y Fliker, a new family of revolutionary three-wheeled scooters that will get kids up and active! Riders simply move their hips from side to side to get going and keep moving using body power for self-propelling fun. (No more kicking the pavement like in the olden days!). Y Fliker’s reinforced steel tubing, three-wheeled design and enhanced foot grips make it sturdy, stable, and easy to balance. Its light-weight and sleek design, combined with performance-rated wheels, also allows this free-style scooter to perform smooth carving and drifting actions. The quick response hand brake offers kids increased control and ensures a safe ride. Y Flicker also sports anti-vibration hand grips for extra comfort, and can be stored away easily thanks to its twist & stow folding system. (I would like to have ALL kids’ scooters and bikes be like this so we can save some space! There’s only so much garage wall space in the world!!)

Y Fliker F1: Ages 5+ (max weight 105 lbs); MSRP: $99.99; Available in pink and green.
Y Fliker F3: Ages 7+ (max weight 220 lbs); MSRP: $129.99; Available in red.


One reader will win their choice of a Y Fliker (you choose size and color)
To enter, visit and tell me something you like or learned. Even another color of the Flikers!
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This giveaway will end on December 17th, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.
A sample was provided in exchange for the post. Opinions are my own.

Enter to win a MOGA Game Controller! #attwishaday

Up for grabs today? A MOGA game controller!

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Get the best game experience anywhere with MOGA.

The MOGA™ Mobile Gaming System equips you with a state-of-the-art, portable controller, a library of amazing titles (more added every month) and the MOGA Pivot™ App, helping you find the latest MOGA Enhanced games quickly and easily.

Experience the best mobile gaming solution for Android™ smartphones and tablets. Game On. Anywhere. For Bluetooth enabled Android 2.3+ smartphones and tablets.

Phone and tablet sold separately. Requires 2 “AAA” batteries (not included).


  • Free downloads of Sonic CD and PAC-MAN by Namco included with purchase.
  • MOGA Pivot™ App: explore an ever growing list of games.
  • MOGA Mobile Gaming Controller is a high precision, totally portable game controller with dual analog sticks, shoulder triggers and four action buttons.
  • Your phone snaps right in – up to 3.2 in./82mm, the largest phones in the market – or kick back and game on your tablet. Works with Bluetooth enabled Android 2.3+ smartphones and tablets.
  • Includes MOGA Controller, MOGA Pivot App, MOGA Soft Case, Sonic CD offer code. Phone and tablet sold separately. Requires 2 “AAA” batteries (not included).

There are 2 ways to enter the AT&T Wish a Day Sweepstakes and remember, you can enter daily for the daily prize!!

What are your wish list items this holiday season?


M80 contacted me to write a blog post on behalf of AT&T. I will receive a promotional item to thank me for sharing this sweepstakes. Opinions are my own.

Air Storm’s Zing Z-Tek Crossbow (#Giveaway)

The Air Storm Z-Tek Crossbow is a soft-foam crossbow for bigger kids to start learning and shooting a crossbow. It’s cool, less dangerous than the real thing, and packs a lot of power. With soft-foam, parents can feel a bit more comfortable letting their child try their hand at archery, and kids can use the “real thing” to practice. I always loved shooting archery at summer camp, back in the day.

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Decked out in bright orange and black, the Z-Tek Cross Bow’s most innovative feature is the extension application that offers two distinct firing modes; short-range and POWER-SHOT. Arrows can shoot up to 30ft in the short-range mode, perfect for tight spaces! Switch to the POWER-SHOT mode by pushing the button between the arms to extend the shaft of the crossbow, lock it in place, pull the trigger, and watch the Zartz fly to nearly 45ft with the increased tension

The Z-Tek Cross Bow is sold exclusively at Walmart stores and includes a Mega Target and three special Zartz arrows with suction cupped tips that stick to flat surfaces…perfect for target practice and friendly competitions!

zing toys crossbow toyThis crossbow is made for the 8+ crowd, and I implore you to please follow that guideline. Part of that age suggestion is because younger children simply do not have the strength needed to operate this crossbow for safety. To be honest, my kids have been so enthralled with archery and anything closely related to it since we saw the movie Brave over the summer, that I’d thought this would be really fun for them to have to practice with. I’d envisioned a nice, safe and quiet archery target in my backyard.

Once this crossbow arrived, I realized how wrong I was and asked a friend with an older child if I could pass it along to him- he’s the perfect age for this and has been wanting to try his hand with something like this! Things do seem to work out for a reason, right? Anyway, my pal is really enjoying this crossbow and was really happy with how fast and far the arrows went when he was shooting it.

There are some features that I really think show some attention to detail and thoughtfulness. There’s a safety feature- you can’t fire the arrows until they are in place and you release the safety. The arrows are foam tipped. There are also 2 modes to use this crossbow in so that younger, or not so strong children, can still enjoy this toy without risk. I will again caution you that this is NOT meant for little ones- and for good reason. It’s a great toy, and very cool, but let’s keep it for the 8+ crowd!

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Enter to win a Z-Tek Crossbow!!

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Open to US only. No purchase necessary to win. Giveaway will end on December 18, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. Winner to be chosen randomly.
A sample of this product was received to facilitate the review. Opinions are my own.

Jingle Bell Jam $100 Cash, Walmart, Target or Amazon Gift Card #Giveaway

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Welcome to the Jingle Bell Jam hosted by This Flourishing Life and Generations Of Savings. I have teamed up with a great group of bloggers to give one lucky reader a $100 Gift Card of winner’s choice to either Walmart, Target, or Amazon OR $100 PayPal Cash!!!

The Jingle Bell Jam will run from December 3rd at 12:01am EST to December 14th at 11:59pm EST and is open Worldwide! You can enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck and Happy Holidays!


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Disclaimer: Please note that Walmart, Target, Amazon, and PayPal are in no way associated with this giveaway. If the winner chooses a gift card, the card will be sent via e-mail, and the winner is responsible for paying any associated shipping charges with their eventual online purchase. If the winner chooses PayPal cash, they must have a PayPal account set up to receive it.

BOGO Fisher Price, 40% off Joe Boxer at Kmart! #Holiday2012

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Holiday shopping deals are popping up left, right, and every which way. Two fun brands are having some HOT deals at Kmart this week and you won’t want to miss out!

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Fisher Price is a longtime family favorite toy brand- some of MY Fisher Price toys from childhood are still kicking around. I found an adorable minivan and outdoor playset to go with my younger daughter’s dollhouse at Kmart this week- which means I can save big by taking advantage of the BOGO 50% off Fisher Price !

Shopping for the kids? We’ve got BOGO 50% off Fisher Price now! #Holiday2012

Another hot sale at Kmart this week is on Joe Boxer– again, great timing- my pajamas are pathetic right now and I’m in desperate need of new ones. I love comfy, snuggly pajamas- and that’s what Joe Boxer is all about! This week we can save 40% on Joe Boxer Baby and Kids sleepwear and robes and Women’s sleepwear and thermals

Savings for snuggling! Save 40% off select Baby, Kid & Women’s @JoeBoxer sleepwear #Holiday2012


This is a sponsored post with I am a Sears blogger, opinions are my own.

Kobo Vox eReader Giveaway!

eBook Tablets are a HOT thing right now and Kobo was nice enough to offer one reader the chance to with their own Kobo Vox eBook.

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The Kobo Vox eReader is the perfect gift or eReader to have for any book lover. The Kobo store has more then 2.5 million books, including more then a million free books. Slip this lightweight compact tablet into your pocket or handbag and read when you are traveling, waiting for an appointment, anytime anywhere. The seven-inch color touchscreen of this tablet features a wide viewing angle that ensures comfortable reading. Connect to the internet using the Wi-Fi and browse the web or play your favorite games.

Kobo VOX 7 eBook Tablet with Android OS 3.2 and built-in Wi-Fi:

  • 7.0″ color touchscreen, 1024 x 600
  • 8GB of built-in memory stores up to 8,000 books
  • microSD card slot expands storage up to 32GB
  • Android 2.3 OS and access to 15,000 apps
  • Kobo eBook store with 2.5 million books
  • Adjustable font styles, sizes, brightness settings and day/night reading mode
  • Reading Life
  • Kobo Pulse

The Denver Housewife has teamed up with some fabulous bloggers to bring you a Kobo Vox eBook Tablet giveaway. One US resident will win this lovely device and it will be at your door just in time for Christmas! To enter fill out the rafflecopter form below!

Giveaway ends on 12/12/12 at 11:59 EST. Open to US residents aged 18 and older.

WiiU Giveaway!


With the Wii U you can play games while experiencing up to full 1080p HD for the first-time ever on a Nintendo gaming console. And of course, you can interact and share with your friends, family, and the world! The Wii U Game Pad, which connects wirelessly, can also be used as the remote control for your TV.


The Wii U Nintendo Gaming System- New For 2012!

Hosted by Mommy Bear Media- Proud to have Stay A Stay At Home Mom, Simply Sherryl, Lots2Save, 4 Hats and Frugal, This Mama Loves Her Bargains, My Mommy’s Neighborhood, and Fabulous Fun Finds as Co-Hosts.

I have teamed up with several bloggers to bring you this fabulous prize. 2012 has been a year that we grew to love and respect bloggers, new customers, and social media. Through social media we have met many of you and we do know that many of you have purchased family friendly movies through us, and we thank you!

Mommy Bear Media is branching out- we will be bringing you family friendly video games in the very, very near future! You will want to stay tuned for this.

Mommy Bear Media offers family themed entertainment to everyone in your family. Mommy Bear Media continues to educate and keep parents informed in regards to good, clean, family entertainment.

This is sure to be one of the hottest items this holiday season! We want you to win…..Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. We want to make your holiday season a little more joyous!

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This Giveaway Ends December 20th at 11:59 P.M., and is open to Continental US Residents, ages 18+. Mommy Bear Media is responsible for shipment of the prize.

Check out ($200 VISA Gift Card #Giveaway) is a new website that is like Pinterest but it’s designed to be for items you want to purchase. It’s not so much about pretty pictures or sharing dreams, it’s about making lists (such as Christmas lists, birthday lists, lists of climbing gear you want, etc). I was raised to be a list maker. I can tell you many times that both my parents spent time making lists of lists. I’ve done it too. Lists are great. I love them.
Well, I love them, until I realize I’ve written something in shorthand or “cryptic” to keep someone from seeing (Christmas gift lists and my 7 year old, specifically) and I’m not 100% certain what exactly I was intending it to mean anymore. That kind of presents a problem. With I can make those same lists but have it in images so I won’t forget. Having it on the computer in my own account means that unless someone has the password, only I can access the lists unless I choose to share them.
SweetRelish is designed to let us consumers discover, share, organize and even purchase things we like! Prices are listed in each item you “relish” so when someone shares or sees what you have relished, they’ll also see the price range. Less shocking surprises when you think “oh that looks fun!” only to find out it’s something that’s priced really, really high.
I was glad to be poking around this site today- I’m always looking for new stocking stuffer ideas and found some really cool ones- and can tell immediately if they are going to work with our budget or not. Score for me! (And for my family of course).