Thursday, December 23, 2010

Donation to Free Arts NYC

Donation to Free Arts NYC

So little sleep last night but still looking is that L'Oreal Youth Code!

I have been using L'Oreal Youth Code religiously on my face and neck and the Youth Code eye product under my eyes and though my sleep levels have been minimal (so busy!) I look great!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Vogue Influencer and L'oreal Youth Code Skin Care Line

I am still using the L'oreal Youth Code Skin Care products. My skin has definitely been looking more supple and even with my diminished sleep from the holiday craziness, my undereye circles are looking alot less prominent. I hope it continues!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Kenneth Cole for holiday 2010!

I was so excited to find out that I am part of the Vogue Influencer Network a few weeks ago. I was selected to receive a $100 giftcard to shop at Kenneth Cole and I found some great holiday and winter items to spice up my wardrobe. Kenneth Cole has a wide range of clothing in many sizes, shoes, boots, accessories (purses, Ipad cases, wallets and sunglasses to name a few!)for everyone on your gift list. I found a shopping bag full of great pieces including the pair of adorable jeggings pictured here. Everything was top quality and there are is a good sale going on online and in the stores now. Today there is free shipping when you spend $50 or more too!

Monday, December 20, 2010

L'oreal Youth Code Skin Care Line

I recently received some new products from L'oreal called The Youth Code as part of the Vogue Influencer Network. I have used Loreal products in the past and I am always open to anything that will help me look younger and fresher! L'oreal products are always priced reasonably and I can find them easily at most of my favorite local pharmacies.

The Youth Code line is designed to restore skin to its most beautiful, vibrant looking state. The Youth Code was inspired by 10+ years of international gene research and it is the newest line from Loreal. I was kind of excited since I just got back from vacation and I have been trying to catch up ever since. I needed something to make my skin look more vibrant.

The Youth Code Serum Intense is a silk-like serum that really hydrates your skin. It totally does. My skin feels great before I even put the Day/Night cream over it. The Youth Code Eye Cream comes with a metal applicator that makes your eyes feel cooled and refreshed when you are putting it on. It really helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles which are always a problem for me. The under eye area has been looking alot better since I starting using this last week! Youth Code Day/Night Cream is very light,it almost has a whipped consistency. You can use just a bit and it really smooths the face. All the items are very reasonable in the $25 and under range too! The Youth Code line is now available--give it a try.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ashley is the winner of the Old El Paso contest!

We didn't hear back from Cindy so I have chosen a new winner through Congratulations to Ashley on your Old El Paso win!

Show your Helping Hand and you can win big with Tim McGraw and Hamburger Helper!

To raise awareness about the national issue of hunger, Hamburger Helper® is partnering with GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter and actor Tim McGraw to help Feeding America deliver millions of meals to local food banks through the Show Your Helping Hand™ campaign. McGraw will lend his voice to the campaign through a Public Service Announcement which will be distributed nationwide. Click here to view the PSA.

Support the campaign by submitting codes from specially marked boxes of Hamburger Helper at or by logging on to make a donation. Hamburger Helper has already donated more than half a million dollars and will contribute up to an additional $100,000 to Feeding America through this program. Don’t think one code will make a difference? The 17 cents Hamburger Helper donates per code is enough for Feeding America to deliver one meal to a local food bank.

MyBlogSpark provided me with a great prize pack to give away (and gave me one as well!) that includes a box of Hamburger Helper skillet meals, a Hamburger Helper foam “Helping Hand” and a copy of Tim McGraw’s “Southern Voice” CD. Leave a comment regarding your thoughts about this great program from Hamburger Helper with an email to be entered to win!

And your friends and family can also have a chance to win an autographed copy of Tim McGraw’s “Southern Voice” CD by visiting

Hamburger Helper coupon and join MyGetTogether!

As the holidays approach and schedules get hectic, Hamburger Helper skillet meals provide a quick and easy weeknight meal that your whole family, from picky eaters to hungry adults, will enjoy!

A few months ago, select Hamburger Helper fans from around the country had the chance to host a fun MyGetTogether to learn why Hamburger Helper has been a dinnertime favorite for busy families for four decades. MyGetTogether is an exciting new program where hosts and guests get to experience a General Mills brand or product during a fun, social event in their own homes!

The parties were a success and we want to share how you can be considered to host an upcoming MyGetTogether with one of your favorite brands. We also want to share a special Hamburger Helper coupon - click on link below - to help you make dinner a winner. Hurry though, the coupons are only good through November 30th and supply is limited!

Click here for a coupon from Hamburger Helper

Interested in hosting a MyGetTogether? Visit for information on how you can host a MyGetTogether, receive the inside scoop from your favorite brands, and enjoy valuable savings.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cindy is the Old El Paso winner!

Cindy is the winner of the Old El Paso contest via
She forgot to leave an email or contact info so please stop back and do so by Friday. If we don't hear from her I will choose an alternate winner via this weekend.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Family Taco Night contest with Old El Paso

With the return of weekday routines, it may be difficult to gather the family together for a home-cooked meal every night. Amidst the hustle and bustle of a busy schedule, look to Old El Paso to bring fun to your dinner table and spice things up with a "Family Taco Night" fiesta!

Why not set aside time at least once a month for "Family Taco Night?" Old El Paso offers a variety of seasonings, sides, sauces, and meal kits as simple solutions for a night of catching up with the family over a delicious taco dinner. To satisfy your Mexican style cravings, the Old El Paso® line up of products includes chilies, dinner kits, dips and sides, enchilada sauce, refried beans, seasoning mixes, shells, taco sauce and salsa. The Old El Paso taco seasoning mix selection includes flavors like Burrito, Cheesy Taco, Chili, Fajita, Taco, Mild Taco and even a seasoning with 40% less sodium. For a fun twist on Taco Night, be sure to try one of the delicious recipes below.
Double Layer Tacos
o Old El Paso Favorite Recipe! Layered taco shells and tortillas create the "double" in beef- and bean-stuffed tacos.

Chicken Ranch Tacos
o Need a new idea for a 30-minute dinner? Here's a twist on ta cos using precooked chicken.
To keep your family laughing at the dinner table, have some fun with El TacodorTM, the world´s only Family Taco Night Game. With El Tacodor, your family can share a special night at home by challenging one another to quick fire trivia, wordplay and pantomime. Visit today to download instructions, a score card, and a challenge sheet for even more fun on Family Taco Night!

Visit Old El Paso for news and great tips, recipes and more. Take a minute to share family fiesta photos and videos from Family Taco Nights on the El Tacodor Family Spotlight!

In addition, you can visit download a printable coupon for $0.60 off any two Old El Paso products today!

Old El Paso through MyBlogSpark provided me with an Old El Paso "Family Taco Night" prize pack to give away (and one for me too!) which includes a packet of original Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, a Cactus Chip & Dip Serving dish, a set of 3 Fiesta Chili Pepper serving dishes and a $10 gift card to purchase your taco fixings. It will be great to add some fun to dinner! Leave a comment regarding an idea for Family Taco Night to be entered to win.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chex Mix Snacks MyGetTogether was so much fun plus a new sweeps The Ultimate Chex Mix Game Day contest!

Thanks to Chex Mix and MyGetTogether we recently had a great afternoon with friends and family. It was fun to have a full house. We introduced the classic Chex Mix to the little ones who couldn't get enough of it. Everyone loved the cute Chex bowl as well-it was the perfect size for a big bag of Chex Mix. The plates and napkins also added a fun touch. The coupons were a big hit with all the guests. It was fun to try the new Chex Mix flavors like Chocolate Turtle too!

Dont forget to enter The Ultimate Chex Mix Game Day Sweeps! For a chance to win $10,000 in cash and prizes to make your place the ultimate Game Day spot, visit the Game Day Sweeps tab on the Chex Mix Facebook page!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Glade Design and Shine Contest!

Enter the Glade Design and Shine Contest by designing the next Glade Scented Oil Candle Decorative Glass Holder. If your design is chosen, you could be one of two people to win $10,000! Hurry! Ends 10/31.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Stacy's The Art of Summer a ONE YEAR supply of Stacy's snacks plus a gift basket!!

Stacy’s® The Art of Summer Sweepstakes Details/Rules:

• Share your favorite healthy summer Stacy’s® snack! Submissions will be accepted as a photo of the snack, a photo of you and/or friends enjoying your snack, a written description, or a written recipe.

• Limit one entry per person and/or email address per day.

• All entries need to be submitted on

• Stacy’s® The Art of Summer Sweepstakes runs from 12:00:00 p.m. Central Time on June 14 to 11:59:59 p.m. CT on June 23

• One winner will receive a one-year supply of Stacy’s® coupons (52 coupons total) each good for one (1) 8-ounce bag of Stacy's snacks up to $3.99 each; and a prize basket.

• Grand Prize Basket may include items such as, but not limited to: Candles, serving ware, plates, glasses, kabob set, picnic basket and/or a camcorder. Approximate Retail Value: $769.48.

Stacy’s® Fun Facts:

• Stacy’s® Pita and Bagel Chips are twice baked, all natural, have no trans fats per serving and are incredibly versatile.

• By pairing Stacy’s® Pita and Bagel Chips with a healthier dip option like hummus it allows you to get a little extra nutrition into your snacking.

• Stacy’s® Pita and Bagel Chips are the perfect snack when entertaining this summer – whether it’s before dinner, girlfriends’ night-in or your family’s next big occasion.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Froose juice at Acme-good savings deal!

I saw my local Acme has Froose 4 packs for $2.79. There were .50 coupons attached to the packages which Acme doubles. That makes it only $1.79 for a 4 pack which is a pretty good deal. Hope the kiddos enjoy their Froose. Froose also has Gummy Snacks now. Check out their

Friday, June 4, 2010

Dunkin Donut free donut today!

Dunkin Donuts also has free doughnuts today.

Krispy Kreme free doughnut today only!

Krispy Kreme Gives Away Free Treat on June 4 in Celebration of National Doughnut Day
Annual Observance Makes Life Just a Little Sweeter for Everyone

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Celebrate one of the sweetest days of the year by commemorating National Doughnut Day with a one-of-a-kind complimentary treat from Krispy Kreme.

In honor of this day, established in 1938 by the Salvation Army to raise funds to help people in need, Krispy Kreme is offering customers one FREE doughnut of any variety at participating U.S. store locations on Friday, June 4. No purchase is necessary to receive a free doughnut.

"On National Doughnut Day, Krispy Kreme is encouraging everyone to stop by for a free doughnut," says Ron Rupocinski, corporate chef of Krispy Kreme. "While my preferred indulgence is the signature Original Glazed(R) doughnut, we are inviting our guests to select their favorite doughnut. Make life a little sweeter by visiting your local Krispy Kreme store with your friends and family."

Krispy Kreme wants everyone to join the chatter about National Doughnut Day. Log on to Twitter to Tweet your desired doughnut variety with the hashtag #KrispyKreme. Take a picture of yourself at Krispy Kreme with your favorite doughnut and post it to Krispy Kreme's Facebook fan page. Also, send a Twitpic to your friends and followers, and remind them not to miss out on getting their free goodie.

The offer is good for one doughnut of any variety per customer. To find a participating U.S. store near you, visit

For updates on special promotions, exclusive offers and local events, join "Friends of Krispy Kreme" by visiting, or interact with Krispy Kreme at and

About Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(R) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in approximately 580 locations around the world. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Visit us at

SOURCE Krispy Kreme

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Babies Contest!

"The Babies are coming...and now's your chance to show off the moments in your baby’s life with the “Everybody loves...your BABIES sweepstakes!”. Become a BABIES Facebook fan and share a photo or video of your baby’s moments. Your baby could be featured on the BABIES DVD and you could win a Kodak Easyshare M350 Digital Camera plus an exclusive, limited-edition JOHNSONS® diaper bag, created by high-end designer Timi & Leslie, and filled with a year’s supply of JOHNSON’S® Baby products! Visit to enter.

Stop & Shop $20 Give-A-Way and Chance to Win one of two Hybrid Cars!

April is here which means it’s time to celebrate Earth month! This month, Stop & Shop is paying homage to Mother Earth by offering you the chance to win one of two 2010 eco-friendly Hybrid cars!

I am also giving away a $20 Gift Card to Stop & Shop in honor of this great promotion! You need to leave a comment or suggestion regarding what General Mills products you will stock up on at Stop & Shop for your 2010 Hybrid car entry with your name and an email address. I will randomly choose one winner of a $20 Gift Card to Stop & Shop!

Entering couldn’t be easier! From April 16-29, buy 5 participating General Mills items with your Stop & Shop card, use a re-useable shopping bag and you’ll automatically be entered to win. There are two different sets of participating General Mills items for each week of the promotion (participating brands listed below). No purchase is necessary. You can also enter without making a purchase by completing an official entry form at your local Stop & Shop store. There are two 2010 Hybrid cars up for grabs, and the more you buy the better your chances are to win! Limit one entry per visit. Open to residents of MA, RI, CT, NH, NJ, NY, MD, DE, VA or DC and individuals at least 18 years old. For details about the sweepstakes, see in-store for complete rules. The gift cards and information were all given to me as a gift from General Mills and Stop & Shop through MyBlogSpark

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Start Over-Finish Rich by David Bach—Be Heard. Be Happy.

I just found START OVER, FINISH RICH, a new bestseller from America’s most popular financial expert, David Bach. has kindly provided me with a complimentary copy. This is a very powerful book. It’s super short and super simple—you’ll be able to read it in a couple of hours. But it’s a book that can totally change your life and motivate you to join the economic recovery that comes after a recession. The recovery is starting now—and you cannot afford to miss it! This book gives you your action plan for 2010. David Bach shows you how to:
~Get out of debt
~Fix your credit
~Rebuild your 401(k) plan
~Take SMART risks
~Make your financial recovery automatic
~Rebuild with real estate

David has some solid ideas to help anyone get back on track financially. A must-read!—Be Heard. Be Happy.—Be Heard. Be Happy.—Be Heard. Be Happy.—Be Heard. Be Happy.

One-A-Day VitaCraves Adult Gummy Vitamins-DELICIOUS!

VitaCraves are a delicious new multi for grown-ups! I received this delicious freebie compliments of and One-A-Day. They are available on Amazon and in stores now. They taste just like real gummy candy so after you take yummy vitamin, hide them or you will be tempted to eat them all they are soooo good.

Cherries in Winter by Suzan Colon is a great new book

I found this book through and I loved it. It was a super freebie that I would have bought it was that good. I am a big reader and this was my kind of book. It is a great story of triumph through hard times with good food and family. It is a nice weekend book and a sweet gift to encourage anyone who has been laid off or who is looking for work.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

ShopRite and Cheerios Expressions of Hunger Contest-Help Others!

ShopRite has joined forces with Cheerios to sponsor a contest called Expressions of Hunger. This local video contest encourages every day people -- from classrooms to choirs, families to friends -- to creatively share their perspective on the issue of hunger through song, dance, poetry or dramatic reading.

You could be one of six (individuals or groups) to be featured on a limited-edition Cheerios box and have your video featured on the ShopRite Partners In Caring website (
In addition, ten honorable mention winners will receive a new video camera!

With nearly 50 million Americans, including 17 million children, suffering from food insecurity last year, a 36 percent increase from the year before, leading nutrition and food policy expert Marion Nestle has identified “hunger” as one of the leading food issues of 2010. However, it’s not always easy to put a “face” on the devastating effects of hunger. Through creative expression, ShopRite Partners in Caring hopes this contest can not only raise awareness but propel people to get involved.

If you would like to take a look at some example entries, you may visit the Expressions of Hunger web site:
How to Enter:
· Electronically submit a video of an original song, poem, performance art, or dramatically read story that creatively describes the plight of the hungry or offers a solution to hunger.
· The video should compel others to become engaged in the fight against hunger in our communities.
· Enter by clicking the “Entry Form” button at

Judging Criteria:
Up to a maximum of forty (40) points will be awarded by each judge for each valid entry based on the following criteria:
Originality (10 pts)
Creativity (10 pts)
Ability to evoke emotion (10 pts)
Ability to generate awareness of hunger (10 pts)
· Up to six grand prize winners in the Expressions of Hunger video contest will have their stories and pictures featured on a limited-edition Cheerios box available exclusively in ShopRite stores in September, 2010.
· Ten honorable mention winners will receive a video camera.
· All winning entries will be featured on the ShopRite Partners In Caring website and the Expressions of Hunger contest website, as well as on ShopRite’s YouTube page.

Additional Contest Details:
· All entries must be submitted by an adult aged 18 or over between January 1, 2010 and midnight EST, March 1, 2010.
· All entrants must reside in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland or Delaware.
· All videos should be a maximum of three minutes and no larger than 25MB.
· Entries are limited to one for each person or group.
· For additional contest rules please visit:
· Complete contest rules are available on