Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Purex UltraPacks Liquid Laundry Detergent is here

I have been using more Purex laundry detergent in the past few months since I started to work with Purex. I love that Purex is constantly coming up with new formulations, scents and types of laundry detergent to better meet the needs of consumers. The Purex products in my opinion work just as well as the more expensive brands but without that painful $$ price tag. Who can't afford to save a little more in this economy?

I was excited to hear that, as a member of the Purex Insiders team, Purex is coming out with yet another new product, Purex UltraPacks. They are a nifty little pre-dosed liquid detergent packs that make doing laundry a cinch! No more measuring or spills!! I love it. Who hasn't spilled that bottle all over the floor? Yuck. Fast. Easy. The package is light too. What are Purex® UltraPacks™?

• New Purex UltraPacks are convenient pre-dosed liquid detergent packs that make doing laundry easier than ever.

• Purex UltraPacks manage to squeeze all the performance of our new Triple Action liquid formula into just one powerful pack.

Finally…No more mess. No more spills. No more heavy jugs. It’s Laundry Simplified.®

• Each Purex UltraPack contains powerful 2x concentrated liquid detergent, giving each UltraPack double the cleaning power in every drop*.

• Purex UltraPacks dissolve quickly once the washer is started—even in cold water. • Purex UltraPacks are formulated and safe for all machines, including high-efficiency (HE). For Best Results • Dry your hands before handling the UltraPacks – water dissolves the film.

• Put (1) pack in the washer before adding clothing (the more time they spend in the water, the faster they dissolve). For larger or heavily soiled loads, use an additional pack.

• If you have a front loader, make sure to put the pack directly into the drum, not in the drawer.

Purex generously provided a free sample of their UltraPacks laundry detergent so I could write a review. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

I will be providing a free Purex UltraPacks full-size product coupon to one lucky reader. Enter to win the free Purex UltraPacks giveaway below by leaving a following the Rafflecopter instructions below.

Review of the new Roku LT

I was excited to be chosen to receive the Roku LT player from BzzAgent recently. I had heard great things about it from all my other techie friends so the timing couldn't have been more perfect. Everyone says that Roku is the easiest way to stream on TV.   It is great because Roku starts at only $59.99 too.

You can enjoy all the best movies and TV shows, live sports, music, games and more—all instantly on your TV, whenever you want it.

No waiting or searching! Roku connects easily to your TV and wireless (Wi-Fi) network at home so you don't even need a computer.

It sets up super fast too. Anyone can do it, truly. It has a simple remote where you choose what you want to watch, and then it starts right up.

It's even faster and easier than watching a DVD. You don't have to return it anywhere after either like running back to RedBox to avoid those fees!

The best part is that there are no extra monthly bills! You just access your existing subscriptions like Netflix. Enjoy tons of free movies, shows, and music. Or browse the latest blockbusters available when you want them--day or night.

Roku keeps adding more and more entertainment choices so you'll always find something new to watch, hear and enjoy. Here is the Roku Twitter and Facebook link to check them out yourself too.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Purex Crystals & Jockey Tech Sports Bras are a great Combo

I am excited to talk to you about a combination of two products that I really love: clean, fresh smelling laundry and Jockey high performance sports bras for the gym and exercise. I have been really enjoying my Jockey Sports Bra during my boot camp classes. They can get kind of rugged and crazy with tire pushing, pull ups, squat jumps and all that. It is great to know that Jockey is keeping me cool and dry with the moisture-wicking fabric. I like the convenient key pocket too, I don't have to worry about carrying my purse either. It is good to know that when the weather warms up and I go jogging, there is a reflective logo at the back too.

Jockey is offering a limited time 20% discount coupon on their new high tech sports bra too! I was thrilled that I can easily machine wash and dry my Jockey sports bra (and safely use my Purex Crystals!) with no problem and all my other sports clothes. I have told you all before how much I enjoy using the different varieties of Purex Crystals in my wash loads. Purex Crystals is one of the best fabric softeners I have ever used. I like the variety of scents including fresh spring waters, tropical splash and lavender blossom. I appreciate that it is 92% natural too!

Purex® Complete Crystals SoftenerTM* is a purer way to get laundry that smells clean and fresh for weeks. 92% natural, this product’s unique crystal form works differently than traditional oil-based softeners that coat fabrics with oily residue, because it infuses fibers with long-lasting fragrance. Liquid fabric softeners contain softening oils, which prevent moisture wicking fabrics from working. When I work out, I really need those moisture wicking fabrics to work 100%! Thanks good for Purex Crystals. Since it doesn't use oil, one of the best benefits of Purex Crystals is that it can be used safely on all types of laundry including your Jockey sports bra! In addition, since you add it directly with your laundry, this means no more waiting for the rinse cycle, no messy residual gunk in your washing machine, and no more stains from spilling liquid fabric softener. It is so easy to use too. Why struggle with plastic fabric softener balls, risk staining your clothes or waste time waiting for the rinse cycle? Simply add Purex Complete Crystals Softener directly with your laundry at the beginning of every wash cycle to infuse fabrics with long lasting fragrance. Do ALL of your laundry—worry free!

Purex Complete Crystals Softeners are safe for all laundry and will not harm, wear down or discolor your fabrics like oil-based softeners. Safe for all fabrics, including baby clothes, athletic wear, towels, and whites.

Unlike other softeners, Crystals WILL:

• Preserve the flame retardant benefits of your children’s clothes
Retain your athletic wear’s wicking ability which draws sweat away from your body
• Maintain your towels’ built-in ability to absorb water
• Keep your white clothing from yellowing and graying vs. using traditional softeners

Purex Crystals won’t harm your clothes and is safe and convenient for the entire family! Purex Complete Crystals Softener is reasonably priced from $3.99 to $5.99 depending on the retailer and is available in food, drug and mass retailers nationwide. I find it in ShopRite, A+P and Pathmark on a regular basis.

Jockey and Purex provided free samples of their products so I could review them. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

One reader will win the same products that Jockey and Purex were kind enough to let me sample. Enter below and leave a comment or tweet about your thoughts of using Purex Crystals to freshen your laundry including Jockey Tech sports bras in order to be entered to win.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Progresso Souper You Contest and Blog Giveaway

Are you ready for a new look this New Year? I feel like I always need to keep reinventing myself. It is hard when you are busy with the family and working though. Progresso understands...that is why they are bringing back their Souper You® Contest. It gives all of us a chance for a fantastic makeover. By telling Progresso why you deserve a makeover and what you love about their soup, you could have the chance to win an ultimate makeover experience in Hollywood this Spring! Now that the ball has dropped and the confetti has settled, it’s time to consider how you will stick to your resolution for the New Year and maintain your weight management plan, without sacrificing on variety or the taste of foods you love. Thanks to Progresso®, you can have your soup and eat it too! With 40 delicious soups with 100 calories or less per serving, Progresso Soup has a variety of offerings that help you beat diet boredom and satisfy your taste cravings, while helping you stick to your weight management calorie goals. Progresso soups are packed with hearty ingredients like pasta, beans, rice, meat and vegetables that suit your taste buds and make you feel good about including it in your meal choices.
This year, the Souper You® Contest will provide three lucky winners with an ultimate makeover experience in Hollywood; this includes a trip for 2 to Los Angeles, California where the winner will receive a head-to-toe makeover including hair and makeup, guided shopping spree with a $1,000 fashion retailer gift card, $1,000 spending money and 2 tickets to this season’s live finale of NBC’s The Biggest Loser Progresso is asking fans to visit and submit their photo with a brief essay about why they love Progresso soups and why they deserve a makeover, by no later than February 22nd Fans can check back on March 12th for the announcement of the top ten finalists, and to vote for their favorite finalist until March 25th In addition, visit to download a printable coupon for $1.25 off the purchase of four (4) cans of Progresso Soup today, and feel free to share with your blog readers so they can take advantage of the savings as well Also, tune into The Biggest Loser on NBC Tuesdays at 8/7c Click here to watch this amazing video of the 2011 winner experience. To share with others, simply embed the code below within your post or include this link, in your Tweets, Facebook updates and blog posts. Check out the Progresso Facebook page too for exciting offers. Progresso and MyBlogSpark have generously provided some a terrific prize pack for one of my lucky readers: The winner’s Progresso “Souper You” prize pack will contain:
(2) VIP Coupons for Progresso Soup (1) copy of “The Biggest Loser” Workout DVD Please leave me a comment about which of the Progresso Soup flavors are you most excited to incorporate into your weight management plan this New Year in order to be entered in the giveaway. You can check out all the flavors here. You can also tweet about it for an extra point or follow me on Twitter as well.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: "The Progresso® Souper You® prize pack, information, coupon, and giveaway have been provided by Progresso through MyBlogSpark.”

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ocean Spray Fruit Flavored Snacks Giveaway

Want to check out Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks? We wanted to let you know that you can visit to download a printable coupon to save $1.10 when you buy any TWO boxes of Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks.

Always the big dilemma as a Mom that tries to feed your children healthy food:  What snack will your kids love and you can feel good about giving them for a snack? With new Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks, you need not look any further! I was excited to hear about these through my participation in MyBlogSpark. They are available in two yummy varieties, Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks provide kids with the great tasting snacks they crave and parents with the confidence that they come from a good place. Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks are:

    • †Made with real fruit juice and natural colors* and flavors.

    • 80 calories, gluten free and contain 100% of the Daily Value of Vitamin C.

    • Available with year round Double Box Tops.
I also appreciated the small packages--just enough to satisfy a little one but not too much!  It is perfect.  The whole family loved them--it was a challenge but I did my usual and hid them from my husband. It is the only way those yummy little Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored snacks   will be there when I need a fun snack to provide for school days--tee hee-no telling!  All my readers can click here to download a printable coupon for $1.10 off of the purchase of (2) Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored snacks today!  Don't forget to check out all the goodies that Ocean Spray has on Facebook as well. 

The most exciting news is that I have a new contest with not one, but FOUR prize packs!  Each prize pack will contain:
  • 6 boxes (3 of each variety) of Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks

 So don't forget to leave me a comment telling me which of your favorite fruit flavors would you like to see Ocean Spray® Fruit Snacks come out with next.  You can also follow me on Twitter or tweet about the giveaway to get extra chances to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway  *colors from natural sources

†These Fruit Flavored Snacks are made with apple, pear, and cranberry juice concentrate. See package for a list of complete ingredients. They are not intended to replace fruit in the diet.

 Disclosure: Ocean Spray® Fruit Flavored Snacks, information, and giveaway have been provided by Ocean Spray® through MyBlogSpark.”

Restylane Rewards & Season of Savings-Save up to $390 in Rebates

I recently heard about a great rebate program for Restylane® or Perlane® called Season of Savings Rebate Rewards.  I wanted to make sure anyone that used Restylane®or Perlane® got to take advantage of this wonderful rebate before the end of the submission period.  You have to submit your rebate request by January 31, 2012 for any treatments that you had from November 1-December 31, 2012.

For a limited time, you can receive $50 off each milliliter (mL) of
Restylane® or Restylane-L® purchased (minimum purchase of 2 mL
in a single treatment required) and $65 for each mL of Perlane® and
Perlane-L® purchased (minimum purchase of 1 mL required), up to
a maximum of 6 mL (up to a maximum rebate of $390). This offer
is limited to two redemptions per person. Eligible products include
Restylane, Restylane-L, Perlane, and Perlane-L. To qualify, you must receive
treatment with a product in the Restylane family between November 1
and December 31, 2011, and mail your redemption submission
postmarked by January 31, 2012. You will receive your rebate check in
the mail in about 8 weeks.

Here is the link for the PDF.

Monday, January 2, 2012

ShopRite Can Can Sale & Cans for Fans to Fight Hunger

I recently learned that in 2011, ShopRite donated 40,000 cans of food to local food banks in commemoration of 40 years of Can Can savings by way of its famous, annual Can Can Sale. Now in its 41st year, the Can Can Sale has become extra special with the "Cans for Fans" Facebook program, which enables fans to get involved in the fight against hunger.

During the 2012 Can Can Sale (1/5 - 1/21), ShopRite will donate one can of food (up to 50,000 cans) to local food banks in the communities it serves, on behalf of every new ShopRite Facebook fan

• I love my local ShopRite and find that they really offer the most competitive prices and the best selection of items in our area. I was thrilled to hear about their generosity with this program. It is great-the more fans that "like" ShopRite on Facebook, the more cans it will donate to those in need - it´s that simple! 

• Visit ShopRite´s "Get Can Canned" website at, to upload a personal photo and become a virtual ShopRite Can Can dancer; the image can be emailed to friends, shared via your personal blog, Facebook or Twitter account, or posted to ShopRite's official Facebook page • Don't forget to visit for the Can´t Can´t Wait Sale Preview on Sunday, January 1st!

The information regarding the above event and opportunity to win a prepaid ShopRite gift card was provided to you by ShopRite through MyBlogSpark.