Apr
14

Entenmann’s Little Bites and Earth Day 2015 {Giveaway}

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This post is Sponsored by Entenmann’s but my opinions are 100% my own!

Entenmann’s Little Bites ® snacks, the individually portioned lunch snack that’s perfect for lunch boxes and grab-and-go fun, is helping kids and families become recycling pros this year through two cool new eco-initiatives with both TerraCycle® and the Arbor Day Foundation — just in time for Earth Day 2015!

For the third year in a row, Entenmann’s will partner with TerraCycle, an international leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable post-consumer waste, for the Little Bites “Turn Trash to Cash” recycling campaign. Entenmann’s will also partner with the Arbor Day Foundation for Earth Day 2015 to launch a special Facebook Sweepstakes to help plant up to 25,000 trees in forests in need throughout the United States.

Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks is also partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation for Earth Day 2015 to launch a special Facebook Sweepstakes that could help plant up to 25,000 trees in forests in need throughout the U.S.! What a way to make Earth Day extra green! The Sweepstakes, which launches March 1 and runs through April 30, 2015,will award 25 first prize winners free Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks for one year! Consumers can also enter to win an assortment of weekly prizes.

Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks, the individually portioned lunch snack that is perfect for lunch boxes and grab-and-go fun, has partnered with the recycling and upcycling experts at TerraCycle to create new lives for used Little Bites pouches, while at the same time help fundraise for schools.

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As part of the Little Bites “Turn Trash to Cash” program, participating Pouch Brigades throughout the country collect empty Little Bites pouches to earn points that can be redeemed as cash for the school; the used packaging can also be turned into innovative new products at TerraCycle such as tote bags, pencil cases and even picnic benches. The Little Bites “Turn Trash to Cash” campaign demonstrates Entenmann’s dedication to recycling and reducing the amount of Entenmann’s Little Bites pouches that end up in landfills each year.

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LITTLE BITES EARTH DAY/ ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION

Trees help clean the air! They improve the quality of the air we breathe by capturing dust and pollution particles that can affect our health.

  • These particles cling to the leaves rather than float in the air. When it rains, the dust and particles are simply washed to the ground.
  • Global forests removed about one third of fossil fuel emissions annually from 1990 to

Trees help fight climate change. As trees grow, they remove greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide from the air, store carbon, and release pure oxygen into the into the atmosphere.

  • In one year an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced by a car driven 26,000 miles.
  • One large tree can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for up to four people.
  • More than 20% of the world’s oxygen supply is actually produced in the Amazon Rainforest.

Trees planted along waterways can help filter out chemicals that might otherwise wash to our water sources. They also can create stable soil and help prevent soil erosion, flooding and even landslides!

  • In 1997 NYC spent $1.5 billion to preserve the forested watershed that supplies it’s drinking water by purchasing thousands of upstate acres of forested watershed (A filtration plant large enough to clean the city’s water supply would have cost more than $6 billion!)
  • Today, New Yorkers enjoy some of the cleanest drinking water in the world and NYC has even won regional water taste competitions.

Trees properly planted around a home can help lower air conditioning and heating costs by up to 25%!

  • Carefully placed shade trees — planted to the west, east or northwest of a house — can save that household’s energy needs for cooling during the warm weather months. (The overall cooing effect of a healthy, mature tree is equivalent to TEN room-sized air conditioners operating 20 hours a day!)
  • When these trees loose their leaves in the winter, they also allow the sun to reach and warm the house, saving energy for heating as well.
  • Evergreen trees planted to the north or northwest can serve as ‘windbreaks’ and help reduce cold winter winds, blowing snow, dust and even block out noise! This all means less burning of fossil fuels, which is good for the environment.

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win an Entenmann’s Little Bites & Earth Day Prize Package which includes a Little Bites upcycled Tote Bag and Four $5 Little Bites Coupons.  A total value of $35!

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Apr
08

Frozen Inspired Toothbrushes and Toothpaste from Crest + Oral-B {Giveaway}

 This post is Sponsored by Crest & Oral-B but my opinions are 100% my own!

The movie Frozen was a big hit in my house… actually on my street!  The girls’ best friends live across the street and the four of them are HUGE Frozen Fans!  And now with the release of Disney’s Frozen Fever,  we are back in Frozen mode here!  As a matter of fact, we just went through a little problem this past weekend because apparently the Easter Bunny isn’t very “fair” according to my 7-year-old.  He left their friends the new Frozen Fever Anna and Elsa dolls for Easter and he left chocolate here!   She doesn’t understand why they didn’t get the same thing!  I am after all “they are good girls too, aren’t they?” is what she asked me.  I told her that the Easter Bunny knew how much she loved chocolate and left her a big chocolate bunny because he thought she’d enjoy that more!  Looks like next year I’ll have to consult with the Easter Bunny before he comes to our street!  (haha)  Yes I do realize that’s the response of a spoiled child and my husband and I are thinking of how we need to handle it.  But in the meantime, I told her to save up her money for doing chores and she can buy it herself!

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But anyways… back to my point here!  Crest and Oral-B have a new line of toothpaste and toothbrushes, featuring none other than  the characters from Frozen!  Plus, the Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B, which is for kids that can help increase brushing time, will now feature Frozen characters, including Elsa, Anna and Olaf.  Of course!

I know in my household it’s still a challenge to get the kids to brush their teeth twice a day.  Don’t even try to get them to do it a third time!  That’s just complete torture!  Honestly I don’t get why because I love brushing my teeth!  My mouth feels so clean and fresh afterwards.  But I suppose it’s just a kid being a kid!   I’m continually trying to find “fun” things to help them enjoy good oral hygiene so as a mother of girls, the news of these New Frozen products, is good news!

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Crest and Oral-B know it’s challenging for parents to get their kids to brush for the dentist-recommended two minutes, which is why Crest and Oral-B have partnered with actress Kristen Bell to create a video highlighting the challenges parents face in exciting kids about brushing.  Who better to help them with this than Anna herself!  (only not in Anna costume!)

Frozen Inspired Toothbrushes and Toothpaste from Crest + Oral-B

The new Frozen-inspired toothbrushes and toothpaste from Crest + Oral-B are designed for kids aged eight through 12 and feature the beloved characters, Elsa, Anna, and Olaf. The new line of Crest + Oral-B Pro-Health JR. products inspired by Disney’s Frozen
include:

Crest Pro-Health JR. Toothpaste

Oral-B Pro-Health JR. CrossAction Toothbrush

Oral-B Pro-Health JR. Pulsar Toothbrush

Oral-B Pro-Health JR. Vitality Electric Toothbrush

Oral-B Pro-Health JR. Pulsar Toothbrush is designed with kids aged eight through 12, this brush gets into the tight spaces and gaps commonly found in kids’ changing mouths. With gentle vibrating bristles, its deep cleaning power helps break up plaque. Key features include:

  • Battery-operated power gently sweeps away food and plaque from the tooth surface
  • Penetrates deep between teeth
  • Adjusts to the contours of kids’ teeth

The Oral-B Pro-Health JR Pulsar Toothbrush has a suggested retail price of $5.99 and is available at retailers nationwide now!

Oral-B Pro-Health Pulsar Toothbrush

Crest Pro-Health JR. Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste is made just for kids aged eight through 12, and comes in a great, kid-friendly mint flavor while preventing cavities and freshening breath. It protects the areas that dentists check most in kids:

  • Fights cavities
  • Strengthens teeth enamel
  • Freshens breath

The Crest Pro-Health JR. Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste has suggested retail price of $2.75 and is available at retailers nationwide now!

Crest Pro-Health JR. Frozen Toothpaste Packaging

Oral-B Pro-Health JR. CrossAction Toothbrush is designed for kids aged eight through 12, with soft, angled CrissCross bristles that clean between the gaps in kids’ changing teeth, including those who have braces, removing plaque in hard to reach places. Key features include:

  • Textured tongue cleaner removes odor-causing germs
  • Smaller brush handle designed to fit easily in kids’ hands

The Oral-B Pro-Health JR. CrossAction Toothbrush has a suggested retail price of $3.99 and is available at retailers nationwide.

Oral-B Pro-Health JR. Vitality Toothbrush is the perfect electric toothbrush for kids aged eight through 12. Key features include:

  • Waterproof handle
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Compatible with multiple toothbrush heads, including the Ortho Brush Head refill, which is designed to clean around braces
  • Features a two-minute brushing timer

The Oral-B Pro-Health JR. Vitality Toothbrush has a suggested retail price of $29.99 and is available at retailers nationwide starting in April.

Crest + Oral-B Pro-Health JR.

The Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B® is the first and only app that utilizes Disney characters to help motivate kids to brush for the dentist-recommended two minutes by entertaining them with their favorite Disney characters. Created in collaboration with Disney and DreamPlay, the Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B helps kids increase brushing time, which is identified by dentists as an area of concern and improvement for children. The App brings to life the Disney characters featured on the Oral-B and Crest Pro-Health Stages and Pro-Health JR. products and challenges children to complete two minutes of brushing to reveal a new character’s image. As kids brush, the Disney characters come to life transforming the act of brushing into a game. A new Disney character is revealed each time kids brush, and they have the opportunity to unlock 23 custom animations and 1,900 rewards.

Check out the video below where Kristen Bell shows you exactly how the app works and why your kids will love it!

Do you have any kid-friendly brushing tips that can help make this ritual more successful and meaningful?  Enter the giveaway below and you can also tweet them using #2MagicalMinutes!

Crest and Oral-B Giveaway

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win Crest Pro-health JR. toothpaste and an Oral-B Pro-Health JR. Pulsar Toothbrush featuring Disney’s Frozen characters!

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Apr
02

LuguLake Portable Bluetooth Speaker {Giveaway}

 This post is Sponsored by LuguLake but my opinions are 100% my own!

  Lugulake We are a houseful of people who love music.  And we have it on a lot, especially my daughters.  A few years ago, an aunt bought the girls each a boom box.  I will admit, I laughed when I saw it because it seemed like such an out of date type of gift.  However, the girls were thrilled!  One went upstairs and the other went in our family room.  Can I just tell you that they use that boom box all the time!!  It’s crazy how much these girls love music and love to dance around or just play with it on in the background.

They also have iPods.  And my husband and I have Android phones.  All of which have music on them.  And while we do have docking stations that play music for the iPods, they aren’t portable or Bluetooth so I can’t play the music on my phone, on these docking stations.   I’ve been looking for a wireless bluetooth portable speaker since before the holidays but they can be pretty pricy so I’ve yet to purchase one.

And then I received an email from the LuguLake asking if I wanted to review one of their Portable Bluetooth Speaker.   After checking it out online, and reading the reviews, I figured this would be perfect for our musical needs.   It’s not as small as some of them I’ve seen, but it’s also not every big and very portable.

New Bluetooth 4.0 Technology allows you to connect wirelessly to the LuguLake from up to 33 feet away or with a 3.5mm audio port for non-Bluetooth devices. You can seamlessly stream and share music, movies and games anywhere. Easy to pair – No code/pin needed.

 About LuguLake Bluetooth Speaker

  • Built-in-Lithium-ion rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours of playtime, which makes it an excellent solution for those who are constantly on the move. When it’s out of power, simply connect the included charging cable to your computer’s USB port to recharge.
  • Premium Sound with Bass Enhance Technology. Two powerful 3 watts drivers deliver an impressive, high-definition sound. Enjoy music and movie at any moment.Added functionality – a built-in cradle, the solid and durable cradle firmly holds your iPad and iPhone at a comfortable viewing angle. even if the device is kept inside a bulky protective case.

When the box arrived, I noticed that the package contained along with the LuguLake Portable Bluetooth Speaker a micro USB cable, a 3.5mm audio cable and a small instruction manual.   The battery is built-in and chargeable either by your computer with the USB cable, or with a plug that has a micro USB.  It doesn’t come with an actual plug which is what a lot of the reviews online complain about.   However, I don’t have a problem with that because we have a TON of micro USB charging plugs from other devices.  So really I don’t need it and chances are you don’t either.   So I don’t see a big deal with that part.

It said to charge it fully the first time you use it for about 6 hours.  Before I did that, I plug it into my computer to give it some power and tried it out quickly to see if my phone would pair with it easily.  I turned on the Bluetooth on my phone and scanned for available devices.    The LUGULAKE-01 showed up immediately and paired with no problems at all.  I  then pulled up my music and it worked perfectly.

The speaker doesn’t come with a volume button, you must use the volume on your device, but again, I’d much prefer it to be that way because if I’m pulling up them music, I can control the volume at the same time.  Once I checked it out I let it charge for 6 hours and was then good to go.

We have used the speaker several times and have paired a few different devices to it and haven’t had any problems at all.  We are happy with the sound quality and range.  It works great and is very portable.  We haven’t used it for every long periods of time at once so as for battery life, we aren’t too sure of it but that being said, it was a while before we needed to charge it again.

 

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a LuguLake Portable Bluetooth Speaker!!!

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Mar
26

Softsoap® Fresh & Glow Hydrating Shower Cream and Exfoliating Fruit Polish {Giveaway}

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This post is Sponsored by Softsoap but my opinions are 100% my own!

As a mom, showering should be a time for stress-free relaxation right?  I mean after all we do shower alone (without children).  Believe it or not 67% of people are spending their time in the shower thinking about work and household chores*. To celebrate the launch of the new Softsoap Fresh & Glow body wash line, Softsoap is challenging you to take back your shower. After all, the shower is the few moments you have to yourself each day to escape – I hope!

Softsoap sent me some of their new products -  Softsoap® Fresh & Glow Body Washes to help me clear my mind, wash away my stress and take back my shower by using the new Softsoap Fresh & Glow body washes while listening to a relaxing playlist.

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Softsoap® Fresh & Glow Hydrating Shower Cream

  • Made with 100% real extracts sourced from milk, coconuts and almonds.
  • The unique formula is proven to lock-in long-lasting moisture to hydrate skin leaving it soft and radiant.

Softsoap® Fresh & Glow Exfoliating Fruit Polish

  • Made with a 100% real extract sourced from kiwi and orange.
  • The unique formula is packed with apricot seeds that exfoliate, giving you smooth healthy-looking skin.

*The Scoop On Showering, MarketWired.com

I’m a fan of Softsoap and love how it makes my skin feel… soft and smooth.  The Hydrating Shower Cream takes that to the next level leaving my skin so soft and with the nicer weather coming, I want all the dry skin to go away!  The Exfoliating Fruit Polish exfoliated my dry skin leaving it even refreshed and ready for short sleeves and shorts!

I don’t normally play music while in the shower but I made myself a playlist over the weekend and took a nice relaxing shower when I had some time.  Of course I used my NEW Softsoap® Fresh & Glow Hydrating Shower Cream and Exfoliating Fruit Polish and listened to some Air Supply (yes I’m a child of the 70′s!) and enjoyed my shower.  My skin was thankful afterwards!

Softsoap-Fresh-Glow-Giveaway

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a bottle of each Softsoap® Fresh & Glow Hydrating Shower Cream and Exfoliating Fruit Polish.

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Mar
23

Easter Basket DVD Giveaway – Peppa Pig, Zack & Quack and Guess How Much I love You {Giveaway}

 This post is Sponsored by kaboom! Entertainment but my opinions are 100% my own!

I don’t like to fill my kids Easter Baskets with just candy.  I like to add a few movies, books and even small toys that they like.   A basket full of candy just equals a crazy sugar high filled week for me, which I don’t want!  But the books, movies and toys go a long way.

HOP, POP and JUMP into Easter with kaboom! Entertainment with these 3 titles for your little one’s Easter Basket:

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On March 10th Peppa Pig, the lovable little piggy, was back and up to her usual activities in her newest release Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles. This new DVD is filled with 10 fantastic “peppisodes” that include all the kindness, laughter, fun and gentle life lessons that make Peppa Pig one of the world’s most beloved preschool friends. So spring forward and follow along with Peppa Pig, her brother George, Mummy, Daddy and their animal friends – Suzy Sheep, Pedro Pony and Danny Dog – as they play, learn and jump in muddy puddles!

Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles will also be offered in a limited edition DVD + Ty Beanie Gift Set – also launching on March 10th – at Walmart, Sam’s Club and Toys “R” Us (image attached).

 

Zack Quack

Also on March 10th, Zack & Quack came to the U.S. for the 1st time on DVD in the release Zack & Quack: Popping Hopping Easter. This series follows the adventures of a dynamic boy named Zack & his best friend, an impulsive young duck, called Quack. They live inside the most amazing pop-up book ever! It’s a place full of fantastical surprises – where pulling pop-ups makes exciting and unexpected things happen. New worlds and fantastic voyages quite literally unfold before your eyes in this five episode DVD.

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And finally Guess How Much I Love You, the timeless and beloved picture book, has come to life on DVD in the U.S. and Canada. In the new release, titled Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventure of Little Nutbrown Hare– Someone Special, Little Nutbrown Hare and his father Big Nutbrown Hare remind us that there is no greater love than that between a parent and child. The DVD includes 7 heartwarming episodes that we’re certain you and your little Hare will enjoy over and over again!

Grab these all which are now in stores and add to the kiddos Easter Baskets!

 

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win an Easter Basket DVD which includes Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles, Zack & Quack: Popping Hopping Easter, and Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventure of Little Nutbrown Hare– Someone Special.

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Disclosure: I received a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.

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