Jimmy Dean 30 Day Breakfast Challenge (Prize Pack Giveaway)

jimmy dean 30 day breakfast challengeI think by now we’ve all seen the Jimmy Dean breakfast commercials at least once with the “Sun” in them.  I’ve kind of grown fond of them over time.  Of course, we love sausage, especially Jimmy Dean, in my family, so that helps.  I like that there are fun ways to remind us how important breakfast is- and how much it is part of our day.  I used to be a breakfast skipper.  Years and years I went without breakfast.  Not smart, not healthy, but there you go.  I can’t say I’d have been better had we had Jimmy Dean Delights around, but maybe.  I know that since having children I’ve become more conscious of needing breakfast and I’ve grown to love breakfast foods.

As this new year begins, I’ve decided I’m going to jump in and  take the Jimmy Dean and 100% Florida Orange Juice 30 Day Breakfast Challenge by taking a pledge each day.  I need to get back into exercise so I think having a small manageable goal will help.  A mile run- I can do that. I’ve done it before. Pledging things online seems to keep many of us on track so here’s hoping!

Of course, getting a free tumbler (while supplies last) for signing up is a fun extra (You can get one too!) and I have found that having a “fun” cup really helps me to be more likely to drink water throughout the day- it’s a silly thing, but add a fun design and a straw and I’m more likely to use a cup.  If it helps me to be healthier, I don’t see harm. Plus, who doesn’t love freebies?

Once you’ve signed up for the 30 Day Breakfast Challenge, you can enter the daily sweepstakes for a chance to win a $250 Walmart gift card. There will be 30 winners in 30 days, so you have a better chance of winning if you enter daily.  Who doesn’t want an extra $250 to start the new year?  You could get yourself some new clothes to workout in !

Save $1.25 on Jimmy Dean Delights when you buy 100% Florida Orange Juice. The coupon will be updated weekly and may change to visit frequently!

In honor of the 30 Day Breakfast Challenge, one reader will win a  prize pack that includes the following:

  • $50 Walmart Gift Card 
  • Yoga Mat
  • 32 oz. Water Bottle
  • Pedometer
  • Watch (to get to work on time)

To Enter:

Make a pledge and let me know which one you made today. Gain multiple entries by coming back everyday to leave a comment saying what pledge you made (can do one pledge per day)

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This giveaway is open to US only.  Giveaway ends on January 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner chosen randomly. Winner has 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen.
 Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

Nestle Winter Favorites (Williams Sonoma & Gift Card Giveaway)

peppermint mocha chocolate chip cookiesIt’s December, and we’re in full holiday mode. People are friendlier, cards are being sent, gifts ordered, folks are helping one another, and everyone I know is doing some kind of baking – we all have some special foods that go along with our holiday traditions! If you are looking for some new ideas, be sure to visit Nestle’s Winter Favorites…because you’ll come across mouth-watering images like this, for Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies- which are probably going to be baked this weekend in my house, I can’t stop thinking about them! Just LOOK at that photo!
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When you click on the image you can’t seem to resist, it brings you right to the recipe for it. So you can make it at home. I can promise you mine will NOT look as good as the Nestle Winter Favorites page, but I can bet my versions of these recipes will taste just as delightful!
In honor of the Nestle Winter Favorites, one US reader will win a Boxed Set of Williams-Sonoma Stainless Steel Measuring Cups & Spoons (value: $42) along with a $50 Walmart e-gift card!
To enter: Use the share buttons on the Nestle Winter Favorites page for Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. Then come back here and leave a comment with the link to the post. (You can get 3 separate entries for sharing on each of the social networks- be sure to leave a separate comment for each!)
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This giveaway will end on December 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm EST. US only. Winner to be chosen randomly.

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.

Come join us for the #HuggiesWalmart Twitter Party! 12/6

Attention party lovers! I’m hosting another fun party for #HuggiesWalmart and YOU are invited!  We’ll be chatting about Huggies- diapers, pull-ups and more, how you can get Huggies at Walmart, and we’ll be giving away PRIZES…5 $100 Walmart Gift Cards, to be exact.  Who wouldn’t want an extra $100 to spend right now?

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The party is taking place from 1-2pm EST on Thursday, December 6, 2012. I hope you can join us!  To join in, simply use the #HuggiesWalmart hashtag to follow along- or make it easier on yourself like me and use this TweetGrid.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Subject to Official Rules. Open only to residents of the United States.Enter by RSVPing for the Twitter party on the link above, be actively participating in the party and are using the hashtag #theicecreamsocial. To be eligible, entries must be received by 1:55 p.m. EST on December 6, 2012 except that mail in entries must be mailed separately and postmarked by December 2, 2012 (4 days before party). To enter without purchase, hand write your name, completed address, age and telephone number on a 3”x5” card and mail it to Collective Bias, 205 S. Main Street, Ste. 1, Bentonville, AR 72712.Prizes will be limited to 5 $100 Walmart Gift Cards  and will be given away every 15 minutes during the 1 hour duration of the party on December 6, 2012. All winners will be chosen using random.org from the RSVP link and winners must be present and participating in the party using the hashtag #HuggiesWalmart at the time that they are drawn as a winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified via Twitter @ message by @somedayilllearn during the party on December 6, 2012 and must respond to @somedayilllearn within 5 minutes of being selected to claim their prize. All entries will be eligible for any unclaimed prizes after the close of the Twitter party via random drawing held on December 20, 2012 .

To obtain a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Collective Bias, 205 S. Main Street, Ste. 1, Bentonville, AR 72712.

SPONSORS: Collective Bias, 205 S. Main Street, Ste. 1, Bentonville, AR 72712

All winners will be chosen using random.org from the RSVP link and winners must be present and participating in the party at the time that they are drawn as a winner.  There is a limit of 1 (one) prize per household during the party.

I will be compensated for hosting the twitter party. Opinions are my own.

FREE ZinePak® with a Purchase of a Dove Bundle (Walmart GC Giveaway 4 winners)


Photo by Jenni Mirock

Being a mom of two girls, and a woman who struggled with self-esteem for much of my life, I know how important it is to help build my girls’ self-esteem.  I have long loved the Dove campaigns for more acceptance, and celebration of women without being perfect- and I’m glad that they have decided to include younger females in their campaigns as well.  The messages we send children about their looks, their bodies- their self-esteem- those messages are long-since engrained within them by the time they are adults.  Giving girls- children of both sexes, really- giving them the tools they need in order to have a good, strong self-esteem is something that we should all be focusing on.  We’ve already used several Dove products as a family for a long time and we’ll be continuing to do so. free zine pack

Walmart and Dove® have teamed up to give US- that’s right- folks like you, and me, an exclusive deal that is made to inspire girls of all ages to feel beautiful! Right now on, The Living Project: Dove, when you buy a customized Dove® bundle, you will also receive a FREE ZinePak® valued at $7!

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This exclusive FREE ZinePak® includes all of the following:

  • 80-page magazine filled with style tips, inspirational stories, & fun ideas to look and feel your best.
  • 12-Song CD featuring hits from today’s hottest female artists – Get free music from artists like Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ellie Goulding, and more!
  • $6 in Dove® coupons
  • 108 glittery nail decals to wear & share with friends.
  • Magazine is filled with features designed to boost self-esteem, including exclusive interviews with Carly Rae Jepsen, Ellie Goulding, Nelly Furtado, and more!

Visit The Living Project: Dove to get your FREE ZinePak® today!

FOUR of my readers will even win a $25 Walmart Gift Card to use to buy the exclusive Dove bundle! 

To enter, Visit The Living Project: Dove, watch the video, and leave a comment saying how you are inspired to live for a better life & world.  

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This giveaway will end on November 8th, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.   US only.  Winners to be chosen randomly.

Monster High Scavenger Haunt at Walmart Oct 18-21 #ScavengerHaunt #Giveaway

Frankie and her “ghoul” friends from Monster High are back with a full length feature all about their Monster Howl-o-Ween party.  Won’t you join in the spook-tacular fun and take part in the Scavenger Haunt?   Monster High Banner 1Have a  Howl-o-Ween treat by joining others in a Monster High Scavenger Haunt from October 18 – 21 at participating Walmart stores (I’ve searched with about 25 zip codes I know from around the country and it seems like this is going to be in many, many areas!) Pick up a fun gift bag with Monster High goodies, including your secret code to unlock exclusive content which introduces Abbey Bominable!

Want to find out if your local Walmart will be hosting the Monster-ous event? Visit the Monster High page on Walmart.com! To find the date and time for your local event, contact your nearest participating Walmart using the info from the store finder!

JOIN THE HAUNT– The search for Monster High will begin on Walmart on October 18, but your search can begin sooner than that! Find the answers to questions below to win a Monster High Howl-o-Ween Mystery Prize. The mystery box contains $25 worth of Monster High items that your ghoulies would be sure to love!

Head back to Monster High on Walmart.com after receiving your secret code to see the  exclusive content featuring Abbey Bominable!

To celebrate the Scavenger Haunt, one lucky reader will win a $25 Monster High Mystery prize pack.  3 other winners will each receive a $25 Walmart Gift Card.

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HP Deskjet 3050A Wireless Printer

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We have a lot of issues with printers in our house. We research them and end up with duds, or they don’t work for long, go through ink quickly, or, in recent years, promise to be wireless but really aren’t.  It’s frustrating- and expensive.  When we had the chance to check out the HP Deskjet 3050A Wireless Printer, I jumped at the chance, because this is a brand we have not yet experienced, and the idea that I can print from my tablet or my PHONE had me excited….

excited…and now I’m hooked.  I actually woke my husband up a few nights last week because I found things I just had to print in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep…you know, important things, to plan for our upcoming vacation, or gift ideas for the kids.  I haven’t been able to print reliably in well over a year and now that I can, well, I’m hooked.  I might even just print this blog post, just for fun.

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I’m in love with my  HP Deskjet 3052A Wireless e-All-In-One Printer w/ ePrint Mobile Printing and Airprint and I can’t even believe the pricing on it.  It’s $40.00 off right now- 37% off normal retail of $109.00.  And it works.  Really well. I can print from my iPad, or use the app on my phone and voila! A few moments later, it’s printed.  For about $70.00.

HP Deskjet 3052A e-All-In-One Printer: Key Features:

  • Print Speed: Black: Up to 20 ppm; Color: Up to 16 ppm
  • Print Resolution: Black: Up to 600 dpi, Color: Up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
  • Built-in Wireless
  • Energy Star certified
  • Replacement Ink: HP 61 Black Ink Cartridges, Tri-Color Ink Cartridges

Additional HP All-in-One Inkjet Printer Specifications:

  • Built-in Wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n): Wireless and ePrint capabilities from multiple computers and devices
  • 2.0″ monochrome LCD panel
  • Copier Settings: Black: Up to 4.5 cpm, Color: Up to 2.5 cpm
  • Scan Settings: Optical: Up to 1200 dpi; Hardware: 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Paper & Media Compatibility: 60-sheet input tray, 25-sheet output tray
  • Media Types: Paper (brochure, inkjet, plain), photo paper, envelopes, labels, cards (greeting), transparencies

System Requirements:

  • Compatible Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP2) or higher (32-bit only), Mac OS X v. 10.5 or v. 10.6

What’s Included:

  • HP 61 Black and Tri-color cartridges
  • User’s Guide and Installation CD-ROMs
  • Power supply and power cord
  • USB cable
  • Reusable tote

Support & Warranty:

  • 1-year limited hardware warranty; 1-year technical phone support


With HP XL ink cartridges – there are only 2 cartridges you will need for your printer.  Period.  They hold more ink, and still fit your printer just like regular cartridges.  It’s just more ink for your money. You can save up to 40%! I hate spending money on printer ink.  Maybe you don’t, but it’s one of those “things” that irritates me to purchase. I like being able to save on it.


I received the printer and XL ink as part of a promotional program with MomSelect.


Save $2 on Dove Men+Care Products

We all know that skin products are not a one-for-all deal.  Some products are good for my skin, and maybe aren’t great for yours.  What works for me isn’t always what works for my husband.  I’ve been finding more and more lately that my husband has been using the men’s skin care products I’ve gotten for him and not just the soap I use.  With fall and winter coming, it means drier air, and since we heat our home with a woodstove, drier skin.  We both want to find something that works well for him that isn’t “girly” and will keep his skin feeling clean, not dry and, well, manly.  (Ok maybe that last bit was my idea…) Dove Men+Care has a great and affordable line from a brand we’ve used and trusted for years just for men with the ingredients to combat dryness.

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You can check out what real couples have to say about the Dove Men+Care line and get a money saving $2 off coupon while you are there!

What do men want in skin care? It’s probably not a question that men think about a lot but DOVE® MEN+CARE® is clinically proven to fight skin dryness and no one wants dry skin!

DOVE® MEN+CARE® is also the only brand that provides superior skincare that is designed specifically for men.

Hear What Real Couples Have To Say About Dove® Men+Care® and Save $2

Watch what real men have to say about skincare and their morning routines. After watching, print the following coupons to save on DOVE® MEN+CARE® products:

  • $1 off DOVE® MEN+CARE® Body+Face Wash, Body+Face Bar Soap, or Scrubber
  • $1 off DOVE® MEN+CARE® Deodorant

Shop all DOVE® MEN+CARE® products at Walmart to find the lowest prices!


What do you look for in skin care for men? Have you tried Dove Men+Care? My husband has (and let me tell you, it smells marvelous- I love the smell!) and he’s been very happy with it.

NEW Nectresse™ 100% No Calorie Sweetener (Prize Pack Giveaway, 4 winners)

nectresses spoonableI’ve been pretty open with you all that I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life.  Right now I’m in an “up” mode and I’m frustrated.  Ready for down again.  I’ve always been hesitant to go with no calorie sweeteners for fear of side effects and long term impacts of artificial sweeteners on my body.  Funny, isn’t it?  Or maybe not as much funny, as ironic? I just heard of the NEW Nectresse™ 100% No Calorie Sweetener and am very interested in checking it out.  A no calorie sweetener that’s natural?  Yes, please!
The Nectresse is made from the extract of monk fruit, and combined with other natural sweeteners like sugar, molasses and erythritol.  100% natural.  Nothing artificial.  Intriguing, right?
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You can cook and bake with Nectresse just like real sugar, too.  I think I’ll start with just my coffee and see how that goes.  That’s a big test for me. I don’t like to mess around with my morning coffee.  Ever.  There are recipes to use the Nectresse with including some pumpkin walnut pancakes that I’m totally going to make when the weather is cooler- what a delicious fall breakfast treat!  We love making pancakes on Saturday mornings as a family…and we love pumpkin…
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 Be sure to print a $2 coupon to save on Nectresse so you can check out the new natural, no calorie sweetener for yourself! ! Nectresse is available at Walmart!
Nectresse would like to send four(4) winners each a prize pack including one(1) canister of Nectresse sweetener along with a $25 Walmart gift card to grab baking supplies or other ingredients to help you make one of the Nectresse recipes! 
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GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats Coupon and Giveaway (4 winners)

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I am still in disbelief that all three of my children are potty trained.  Now, my oldest has been accident free for 18 months, and my just about 5 year old has one accident a year?? But my little one, who just turned 3 last week…she’s just not ready to be dry overnight.  She’s frequently dry, but not reliably. The problem is she’s adamant about NO DIAPERS!!  and even when we put them on her, by the time I go in to tuck her in and kiss her before I go to bed, she’s wearing nothing at all on her little tush.  Cute, but the laundry gets old really fast.  I’ve been searching for a solution and I think I have found it in the new GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats.  She can wear big girl underpants to bed, and I don’t have to worry about wet sheets in the morning.  I would much rather not make this a power struggle and let her be in underpants, and the GoodNites allow me to do so.

After learning some helpful facts, readers can print a $2 coupon for GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats so they can try them out with their own kids!While downloading the coupon, you can also learn facts about bed wetting like what causes it and how you can help your child avoid it
You can also shop all the GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats products and learn exactly how they work

For the giveaway, I’d like readers to interact with the unique features on the page. So, for one of the ways to enter, I’d like readers to visit the page and leave a comment on your post saying what they learned from the quiz about bed wetting. 

If interested, please link readers to:


FOUR lucky readers will each win  1pack of GoodNites Disposable Bed Mats and a $15 Walmart gift card!
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