Check out the belVita Breakfast Challenge and enter to win a $500 Walmart GC!

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I don’t know about you but breakfast is a struggle for me.  I’m great about giving the kids a healthy, balanced breakfast, but I’ve never been big on breakfast and often just skip it.  That’s why I was excited to hear about the belVita Breakfast Biscuits which are sweet and crunchy- two of my favorite things!  They are also free of high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors or sweeteners, and no partially hydrogenated oils.  They ARE a good source of fiber and energy-releasing vitamin B to keep your belly full and energy levels UP.


belVita Breakfast Biscuits come in convenient portioned packs of 4 sweet, crunchy biscuits. They’re  a good source of fiber with 18-20 grams of delicious whole grain. They come in 2 new flavors- Cinnamon Brown Sugar and Chocolate.  Yes, folks…sweet, crunchy breakfast that includes chocolate.  I’m excited too!

When you are ready to try the belVita Breakfast Biscuits, you can find them in the cookie aisle and at the checkout counter. Yes, the cookie aisle, although they are a breakfast biscuit and not a cookie! These biscuits have plenty of fiber and B-vitamins to give you nutritious sustained energy for the whole morning!

Did you hear about the belVita Breakfast Challenge on At, visitors can enter to win a $500 Walmart gift card when they complete all three “challenges”.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C., 18 years and older. Visit to enter and see Official Rules. Ends 9/15/12.

Nickelodeon’s Winx Club Deluxe Dolls & Accessories

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Nickelodeon has a new toy doll line- Winx Club Deluxe, available at Walmart and  My oldest recently turned 7 and has become obsessed with fairies- of all shapes, sizes, and colors.  I've been hearing so much about Nickelodeon's Winx Club Deluxe with the new DVD coming out in a few weeks , and the dolls, accessories and clothing, that I had to investigate further.  

Winx Club Deluxe is Nick's first animated series targeted for girls.  The show tells the stories of 6 friends- Stella, Flora, Bloom, Musa, Tecna and Aisha, and follows their journeys and adventures while attending fairy school at Alfia College.  I predict that we will be seeing a lot of Winx Club Halloween costumes this fall!

If you aren't yet familiar with this new toy doll line, check out the page on Walmart. com for Winx Club Deluxe- there are even videos so you can see the dolls in action.  These fairies are fun, they are hip, and they are rockin.'  They are also not geared toward the "baby sister" age, as my daughter refers to her 3 year old sister- they are for older girls, with themes and activities meant for the 6-11 crowd.  The fairies are dressed in bright, vibrant colors, with just a touch of sass (in a good way) and so much FUN!   You'll want to bookmark this site, too, because there are going to be even more products coming soon (apparel and accessories- perhaps in time for back to school?) and some free coloring sheets for your Winx Club fan. 

Check out your local Walmart store for these fun new Winx Club Deluxe dolls from Nickelodeon!  


Bag It Forward Twitter Party July 31 #BagItForward


Photo from Trish of Mom on Time Out

One of my favorite things to do is to “Pay it Forward” in life.  My mom taught me that by example- I grew up watching it.  I lived it.  I am working hard to teach it to my own children.  Almost 2 years ago, when reading another blog, I was intrigued by a post called” Bag It Forward” and fell in love with the concept of this project from that moment.   If you aren’t already familiar, “Bag It Forward” is a campaign that Elmer’s launches each year during the summer, to help those in need to have the tools and supplies that they need to learn at school or teach at school.


Photo by Jessica of The Unemployed Mom

This is one of my favorite times of year to give and pay things forward- er, bag things forward, because of the crazy deals you can find on school supplies.  Week after week there are items you can get for FREE or literally just a few pennies from multiple retailers.  There are so many folks out there who don’t have the ability to take advantage of these sales and deals for a multitude of reasons- but that’s ok, because the rest of us can step in and make a huge impact, one bag at a time.  You can do SO MUCH for so, so little.

Back to school shoppers can give even more by downloading the free 1st Day App from Elmer’s to capture their students important 1st Day of School photos, as well as all of their other important photos!  Every photo uploaded will support the Kids In Need Foundation as Elmer’s will donate an item for each photo, up to $200,000.00!

Now, I get to help spread the word about “Bag It Forward” AND help give out some prizes.  I’m hosting a Twitter party for #BagItForward!  I do hope you will come and join us, chat with us about helping students and teachers in need, and maybe even win a prize!!

#BagItForward is a movement and a call to action. People across the country have joined together to help provide quality school supplies for the children and teachers in their local communities. On average, teachers spend $356 of their personal money on quality school supplies every year. By simply picking up an extra bag of school supplies for a child or teacher in your life, you can make a huge impact! Join us and #BagItForward!

WHEN: July 31, 2012 from 1-2pm EST

PRIZES!! (2) $25 Walmart GC (1) $50 Walmart GC (1) $100 Walmart Gift Card

RSVP: To RSVP, simple enter your Twitter link and username into the “linky” below.  Then mark your calendars and come join us on this TweetGrid on the 31st!


I will be compensated for my time to host this Twitter party. Opinions are my own.

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 #BagItForward. To be eligible, entries must be received by 1:55 p.m. EST July 31, 2012 except that mail in entries must be mailed separately and postmarked byJuly 27, 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 2 $25 Walmart Gift Cards, and 1 $50 Walmart Gift Card, and will be given away every 15 minutes during the 1 hour duration of the party on July 31, 2012. The grand prize of $100 Walmart Gift Card to 1 winner will be given away at the close of the party. All winners will be chosen using from the RSVP link and winners must be present and participating in the party using the hashtag #BagItForward 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 @tsue1136 during the party on July 31,  2012 and must respond to @tsue1136 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 August 14, 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 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.

FURBY’s Back. Yes, that FURBY. With a video clip. (Giveaway) #FurbysBack

Pinterest Banner 215 years ago, I was too “old” for a FURBY, but too young to have kids to buy one for. I loved visiting my siblings kids’ to play with theirs, or babysitting.  Well, now FURBY is BACK (for pre-order in August, available for purchase in September) and I can’t wait to have one here at the house!  Who’s with me and wants one?  I know I’m not alone…and I know my kids are going to LOVE it!  FURBY was fun, snuggly and one of the first interactive pets 15 years ago, imagine what he can do now with all of the advancements we’ve had in technology?  I am most looking forward to seeing 2 FURBYs interact with one another (FURBI???) and of course, like always, am wondering…what if you get a whole circle of FURBY’s talking?  Will they ever stop?

15 years ago, FURBY took the nation by storm. This season, FURBY has come back to entertain kids and adults alike! Check out the new FURBY! Download a new activity daily and share with your friends for tons of FURBY fun!

What’s so different, you say? Here are a few of the many high-tech changes:

  • FURBY can move its eyes to show you a variety of feelings through digital LED eyes.
  • Watch as FURBY begins to learn English (with your help of course).
  • FURBY has a real personality! The more you interact with FURBY, the more its personality changes.
  • Sit FURBY down with another FURBY friend to watch them speak to each other.

Looking for FURBY? Look no further! Pre-order your FURBY on August 3 at Or come back on September 16 to purchase your FURBY on

One lucky reader will win a $60 Walmart Gift Card (Which is enough to BUY a FURBY because they aren’t available to send to you yet)!

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New and Improved Huggies Snug & Dry and Overnites Diapers (Giveaway 4 winners)

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 As a parent, or a caregiver of a child in diapers, one of the most important things you want in a diaper, regardless of what kind of diaper you use, is absorbency.  You can have the cutest or the cheapest or the most eco friendly diapers around, but if your diapers aren’t absorbent, they aren’t going to do much for you. Huggies and some improvements to their Snug & Dry and Overnites Diapers  that are meant to improve fit and absorbency to give a great performing diaper.

When your baby is active and on the go, you need a diaper that will keep up with them! New Huggies® Snug & Dry Diapers stop leaks better and keeps wetness where it belongs.

Benefits of NEW Snug & Dry:

  • Improved Leak Lock® core helps pull in wetness & lock it away
  • Better grip tabs & SnugFit waistband give a secure fit
  • Enhanced waist & leg guards keep wetness in

Shop for all the new Huggies® products available at Walmart on While there, watch videos of parents that put the new Huggies® diapers to the test!

Know a Super Dad?

Dads find Huggies® Snug & Dry real helpful since they’re made for action packed days and lots of activity. Send dad an e-card from his favorite little rugrat on

Four lucky readers will each win a $25 Walmart Gift Card to stock up on the new Huggies diapers!

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TCBY Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt adds to birthday (or any day) FUN! #TCBYGrocery

This has been a really crazy week for me.  I was all excited that I was asked to be part of an insight shop for TCBY Cookies & Cream Frozen Yogurt because the kids were finishing school on Thursday June 21 and I was thinking hey! We can make this into a little party and have a celebration, on a healthier note.  It was going to be a super fun end to a crazy month at school.

Except that Tuesday morning when I woke up and tried to sneak super quiet down the stairs, I FELL down the stairs, and landed with my upper arm on an outer corner of a wall.  Pain, pain and more pain ensued— and things got a bit jumbled for a few days.  (You can see the bandage on my arm compressing my muscle in the reflection above). The shopping for TCBY got delayed until the weekend because I couldn’t use my arm.  (Not broken, but mashed muscles…going to be a while before I’m back to normal).  So off I went on Sunday afternoon to grab some TCBY Cookies & Cream at our local store.  They didn’t have it.  Went to a different store on Tuesday.  They didn’t have it either.  Third time was a charm.  (Phew)

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I’m almost glad that it was so hard for me to find this stuff.  It made the victory that much sweeter when I finally got to sample some of this deliciousness….It was heavenly.  It happened to be a very special boy’s birthday today….and since we were having a birthday lunch party at his house, I decided that I’d bring the yogurt to his house to share.  So after we sang happy birthday and stuff, I gave the kids each some of the Cookies & Cream.

Enjoying TCBY Vanilla Bean frozen yogurt

My little one didn’t wait for a spoon. She used her fingers. Notice the cupcake set aside? Cookies & Cream won!

I’m in love.  The kids are in love.  Fun containers, healthier than ice cream, but full of creamy, delicious frozen delight.  TCBY’s Cookies & Cream frozen yogurt (and the vanilla bean, if you are wondering) are AWESOME.  We’re excited to go get some more different kinds of the novelties and try those next!  I didn’t tell the kids that they weren’t getting ice cream- I simply asked them if they wanted vanilla or cookies & cream.  They didn’t know nor did they notice that they were eating frozen yogurt and not ice cream.  This yogurt tastes exactly like any traditional ice cream in the same flavor to me.  I have a very serious love for cookies & cream and I’m kind of particular about the cookies that are  included in those recipes.  National Oreo Day just passed last week and those are the perfect pairing for cookies & cream ice cream…I had visions of crushed oreos making a pie crust for the frozen yogurt to make an ice cream pie…that’ll have to wait.

tcby cookies and cream frozen yogurt

I think the packaging is one of my favorite parts of this product line.  It’s fun, its simple, it’s clean and it works.  I love that the calories and fat grams are included and very easy to spot and identify on the packaging.  No guessing.  The novelty line is also impressive to me- recreating the regular products that we consumers tend to (over) indulge in frequently and making them a bit healthier for us was a really great idea.

I am still bummed that my arm prohibited me from getting the end of year party I wanted, and the images I wanted- but all in all, we’ve discovered a delicious, healthier-than-ice-cream option that we’re all enjoying, and got to celebrate my son’s best friend’s birthday with him.  All in all, even if there were some (major) bumps along the road…we have a happy ending.  And a new brand to purchase!!  We’ll have plenty of time over the summer to be creative and attempt some parfaits and milkshakes like I’d planned.

Check out my whole shopping experience and party photos right here!

Shopping for #TCBYGrocery

Have you tried the TCBY grocery products?  What did you think?  If you find it at your local Walmart, GRAB it.  If you don’t, ask them to order some.  I think you’ll be very happy you did!!

We’re having a Twitter party TOMORROW, June 28th from 1-2 pm EST and we’ll be discussing the new product line and giving away PRIZES.  Won’t you join us?  You can RSVP here!

Stay up to date with all things TCBY!


I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and TCBY #CBias #SocialFabric #TCBYGrocery

The Amazing SpiderMan Prize Pack Giveaway

We hear a lot about Spiderman in our house.  Spiderman, Spidey, Black Spiderman, Peter Parker…it’s a common theme to any conversation with my soon-to-be 5 year old son and his friends (We literally just got home from his best friend’s Spiderman themed birthday party…including a trip to a make your own stuffed animal place…and the boys had Spiderman costumes on their new stuffed friends!)  With The Amazing Spiderman coming to theaters on July 3rd, even *this* mama has gotten a little excited to see the new movie- and I have to say, the toys and products coming out to go along with this movie are awesome.

Spider-Man World Premiere Event BannerWorld Premiere Event: The Amazing Spider-Man™ Never-Before-Seen Footage

Watch a never-before-seen preview of The Amazing Spider-Man™ on June 15th and 16th only! All you have to do is visit your local Walmart to catch 10 minutes of exclusive footage. How’s that for making your friends jealous? It gets better! Take home The Amazing Spider-Man comic for only $2.96! Don’t forget, it’s only at Walmart! Check out the site for what times you can catch the previews.
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Download Spider-Man Wallpaper Patterns

Are you rooting for Spider-Man or the villain, The Lizard? Regardless, you can show your support by sporting one of six Spider-Man wallpapers for your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.
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Entertain the Kids with Spider-Man Coloring Pages

Looking for a classic source of entertainment? Coloring pages! Have the kids color in their favorite Spider-Man pose! It’s as easy as printing out one (or all) of the 8 different coloring pages. You can even show them the wallpapers for inspiration.
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Spider-Man at Walmart

Prep for The Amazing Spider-Man release on July 3, 2012 by getting your Spider-Man shirts, pajamas, and accessories at Walmart. Shop Walmart for your Spider-Man apparel to get everyday low prices!

To celebrate the upcoming film arrival, one lucky reader will win an Amazing Spiderman Prize Pack including: 

  • A $50 Fandango gift certificate for four movie tickets to see The Amazing Spider-Man in theaters on July 3
  • Spider-Man Special Edition DVD
  • Spider-Man 2 Special Edition DVD
  • The Amazing Spider-Man Mega Blaster Web Shooter with Glove toys





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FREE Reach Dental Floss at Walmart & Target (w coupon)

reach flossI’m so glad to find dental floss coupons out.  You see, my kids have decided its fun to floss, which is great, but they’ve also decided that floss is fun to jump rope with dolls, and other assorted nonsensical uses for floss and we are OUT of floss in this house!

Walmart and Target have Reach Dental Floss (55yd) for around 99c. Here is how you can get two of them for free after coupons:

Reach Dental Floss (55yd) $0.99
-$1.00/1 Reach Product printable
Final price: FREE!

Remember, since this is a coupon, you can print the coupon twice. Just hit the back button on your browser after the coupon prints the first time, then you’ll be able to get two of them for free. Some stores will make you split this into two transactions.

Thanks Freebie Spot!

Disney Fairies Fairygolds Exclusive Previews $100 Walmart GC #Giveaway

Disney Fairies 300x250 BannerCheck out the new Disney Fairies page at Walmart with a never-before-seen  preview from Pixie Hollow! Every week there will be a  NEW Walmart-exclusive Pixie Preview to enjoy!  This week’s preview is “Rosetta’s Garden Lesson 1″ and I can’t wait to see what comes next.  We’ve waited so long to have some new fun with our friends from Pixie Hollow!

If you have a little one who loves the Disney Fairies like mine do, you’ll definitely want to head to to check out the fun, FREE crafts, and be sure to check out the Disney Fairies merchandise available for sale at a great price!
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Fairygolds Pixie Playtime Craft Kit: Download a variety of cute Fairygolds Pixie crafts to turn playtime into Fairytime. Print Pixie crafts like fairy name tags, wonder wands, and a Pixie bouquet.
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Fairy Photo Frame: Want to surround a special photo with Fairy friends? Upload your picture to create a lasting memory within a Fairy Photo frame.
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Letter from a Fairy Friend: Celebrate your child’s accomplishments and birthday by sending her a Pixie-perfect note signed by Tink herself! Customize the letter for your fairy fan to make it as special and unique as she is.
To celebrate the Fairygolds, one lucky reader will win a $100 Walmart Gift Card!
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Mattel’s Monster High celebrates Friday the 13th with a #Giveaway: 3 Winners


Mattel‘s NEW Frankie Stein doll from Monster High is  priced at  $4.13 to celebrate Friday the 13th!  To celebrate, I’ve been asked to host a giveaway for three of my readers to win some spook-tacular prizes.

Spooktacular Friday-the-13th Monster High favorite, Frankie Stein here to thrill you!

Get the latest edition to the Monster High dolls collection at Walmart for the scary low price of just $4.13.

Frankie’s getting a spooky makeover just for Friday the 13th, and you can get your claws err…hands, on her on April 1 at Walmart for the unbelievable price of just $4.13! This leaves just enough time to plan a spooky night of fun with daughters, friends, or family on the spookiest day of all, Friday April 13. While you’re at it, check out the freakishly amazing 17-piece Monster High plaid accessories trunk, shipping for just $.97.

Be the ghoulish hostess with the mostess this Friday the 13th by throwing a Monster High slumber party with the newly styled Frankie Stein. Download a special party kit with everything you need to make your fright night a fun one! It’s sure to make your spooky night a night of fun with invitations, cootie catchers, recipes, and much more!

Who’s Frankie Stein, you say?

Frankie Stein, the daughter of Frankenstein’s monster and his bride, is the new ghoul at the school Monster High, having only been alive for 15 days. She’s friendly and athletic, never wasting time being negative, but has a clumsy streak, as her body parts tend to fly off. She is also very naive; due to her very young age, she doesn’t know much about life and the typical ups and downs of teenage life.

Random Fact brought to you by Monster High: There are 4 Friday the 13ths this Leap Year!

Monster High has put together an awesome FREE printable Slumber Party Kit! (you can also click the image below)

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For this reason, I would like the questions to be any of the following for method of entry:
  • What do you think about the new Frankie Stein doll? Share your opinion!
  • What’s your favorite activity on the Monster High PDF Party Kit?
  • Are you planning on getting a new Frankie Stein Monster High doll at Walmart?
THREE READERS WILL WIN Monster High themed prizes:
PRIZE 1: Celebration Kit:
  • 1 Monster High shrug
  • 1 Monster High petti skirt
  • 1 Freaky Fashion Tie
  • 1 Monster High Sets of lip gloss (12 pieces each)
  • 1 Freakishly Fab sunglasses
  • 1 Monster High “Happy Birthday” Jumbo Letter Banner Kit
  • 1 set of of Monster High plates
  • 1 set of Monster High beverage napkins
  • 1 set of Monster High luncheon napkins
  • 2 Monster High body jewelry pieces
  • 1 pack of Monster High nail polish (12 pieces)
  • Set of 8 Monster High cups
  • 1 Monster High table cloth
  • 1 Monster High deluxe headband
  • 4 Monster High bracelets
  • 1 Monster High trunk set (dress up for girls!)
PRIZE 2: Dress Up Kit + Doll:
  • 1 NEW Frankie Stein doll
  • 1 Monster High shrug
  • 1 Monster High petti skirt
  • 3 Monster High wigs
  • 1 Monster High Fashion Set (contains 2 leg warmers, 2 arm warmers, 1 Skulette hair brush, 1 pony-O, 1 barette, I head band, 1 hair extension, 4 hair ties, 1 Skulette hair tie)
PRIZE 3: $100 Walmart gift card
To enter simply follow instructions on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good Luck!

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