Dec
15

Monday Giveaway Madness 12/15/2014

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Check out all my giveaways that are live right now. Some of them end tonight so hurry and enter!

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Dec
12

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever on DVD {Giveaway}

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

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever on DVD

One of the most famous internet cats of all time, Grumpy Cat makes her feature film debut in Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, which arrived on DVD December 16 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Appearing on the scene in 2012, Grumpy Cat (real name Tardar Sauce) was named the “Most Influential Cat of 2012” by MSNBC and the “Most Important Meme of 2012” by Mashable. Since then, Grumpy Cat has become a household name with its nearly 7 million likes on Facebook, over 28 million video views on its official YouTube Channel and merchandising/endorsement deals around the country. Written and directed by Tim Hill (Alvin and the Chipmunks), Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever stars Aubrey Plaza (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”) as the voice of Grumpy Cat.

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Sometimes I think I live under a rock because I had not heard of this Grumpy Cat until recently but of course my kids knew who she was!  They’ve been asking for all sorts of Grumpy Cat gear for Christmas including the movie.

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About Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever

In this feline sensation’s first movie, Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, lonely Grumpy Cat lives in a mall pet shop where she never gets chosen by customers. Because she always gets passed over, this kitty develops a very sour outlook on life until…one day during the holidays, a very special 12-year-old girl named Chrystal enters the pet store and falls in love with Grumpy. The two form a special friendship when Chrystal discovers she is the only person who can hear this feline talk. Will Grumpy Cat finally learn the true meaning of Christmas, or will it be, in Grumpy’s words, the “Worst. Christmas. Ever.”?

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CAST

Aubrey Plaza TV’s “Parks and Recreation,” Life After Beth, The To Do List
Daniel Roebuck TV’s “Mob City,” TV’s “Lost,” Jack and the Beanstalk
Megan Charpentier Resident Evil: Retribution, Mama, Frankie & Alice, Jennifer’s Body
Russell Peters Source Code, Girl in Progress, Wings: Sky Force Heroes

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The Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever DVD features special bonus material* and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a copy of Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever DVD.

To enter the giveaway, use the Giveaway Tools widget below. Email and feed subscribers will need to click-through to the site to enter the giveaway.

As a reminder, comments left on Facebook or Twitter will not be included. You must follow the instructions on the widget about the proper way to enter. Of course Facebook is in no way associated with this giveaway!

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

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Dec
11

McDonald’s Cuties – A Healthy Snack for On the Go {Giveaway}

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I received compensation from McDonald’s in exchange for writing this review. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

I seriously can’t believe that we are almost mid December.  This time of the year flies by so fast.  If I had just 3 more hours each day to get everything done in a timely matter, I’d be so happy.  Actually,  that would make a great Christmas Gift!  Since that isn’t going to happen, I have to find ways of squeezing in more time each day from now until the end of the year.

When I first became a mom, I had NO IDEA how to juggle it all.  I seriously cried through the holiday season.  No lie! Having a baby in November and going through Postpartum depression didn’t help!  But after 10 years of doing this, I’ve learned a few tricks to help me survive the holiday season, keep myself and my family happy and be ready for the big day on December 25th.

Start Shopping Early

I shop all year long.  If I see something that would make a great gift for someone, I buy it when I see it.  Even if that means shopping in June!  For example, my oldest daughter told me the first day of school this year, that her teacher loves Owls.  So I kept my eye open for something I knew she’d love for a gift this year.  By the end of September I had her gift!  The years I’ve ignored shopping earlier, I always felt stressed trying to figure out what to buy for everyone.

Simple is Better

Before I had kids, I decorated my tree like crazy, along with the house.  It’s my favorite holiday and since we celebrate it all month long, I really used to get into it.  But when the kids came around, putting up the tree turned into a chore.  So to not make it feel that way, I pick and choose what decorations to put up each year and pack the rest away.  Simple is better has become my motto and I’ve stuck to it the past few years.  It makes things so much easier!

Plan Ahead for Meals

Since I’m on the go so much right now, making dinner has become a chore too.  I’m not that big into cooking as it is, but when I don’t have time, then I really don’t enjoy it.  So when my husband says “Lets go out to eat” I go with it, even though that means spending more money.   Sometimes we don’t even have time to sit down and eat. When that happens I like to go through the drive-thru at McDonald’s to grab something quick to eat.

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McDonald’s has been working hard on making their menu better for the entire family, including the kids.  In case you hadn’t noticed, as of December 1, 2014, customers nationwide can choose to enjoy Cuties as a side in Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals, as well as “a la carte,” or just purchasing the side option itself.  I love having the option to build my own meal for the kids and they love Cuties!  Because the menu isn’t pre-set for them, they are more likely to pick the Cuties when given the option.

Don’t know what Cuties are?  Cuties are a sweet and delicious kid-sized fresh fruit choice providing an excellent source of vitamin C and providing about one-quarter (1/4) cup of fruit; they are small and easy-to-hold and peel. My girls can peel them all by themselves, which is something they like to do.

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And as a mom, I like knowing where the food my kids are eating, comes from.  McDonald’s is partnering with Sun Pacific, a family-owned fruit grower, to deliver California-grown Cuties to customers across the country.  Awesome!

Cuties will be available as a Happy Meal side choice for a limited time while Cuties are in-season through March 2015.  So a perfect time to help you feed your family on the go while trying to get your holiday to-do list complete!

I love that McDonald’s is dedicated to helping customers find a balance of great-tasting menu choices; as such, McDonald’s will continue to evolve its iconic Happy Meal

With the addition of Cuties, the side choices for the kiddos now include:

  • Cuties
  • Go-GURT low fat Strawberry Yogurt
  • Apple slices

The combination of what they can choose is endless.  (Okay, not really endless but a lot of choices for the kids!)  If your kids like more than one side option, they can choose both apple slices and Cuties in the same meal.  Or they can choose Go-GURT low fat Strawberry Yogurt in addition to apple slices or Cuties.

Along with their meal, the drink choices now include 1% low-fat milk, 1% low-fat chocolate milk and 100% apple juice.  You would think all these choices would mean more money out of your pocket.  But it doesn’t.  The Happy Meal is priced starting at $2.99.

We all can benefit from a variety of wholesome foods and nutrients in our diets every day to help keep us strong, healthy and performing at peak levels. That’s why McDonald’s is constantly looking at their menu to ensure its giving their customers (including the youngest guests) a selection of balanced choices.  As a mom, this makes me feel really good.   Especially when I’m crunched for time.

Will you stop by McDonald’s and grab some Cuties during your holiday madness this month?

 

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a $25 Arch Card for McDonald’s.

To enter the giveaway, use the Giveaway Tools widget below. Email and feed subscribers will need to click-through to the site to enter the giveaway.

As a reminder, comments left on Facebook or Twitter will not be included. You must follow the instructions on the widget about the proper way to enter. Of course Facebook is in no way associated with this giveaway!

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

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Dec
08

Holiday Shopping Tips with the Flipp App & Win a $50 Visa Gift Card {Giveaway} #getflipp


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

Is it just me or does it feel like the holidays just crept up on me?  Having Thanksgiving so late really cuts the season short which I don’t like.  I love the Christmas season – all of it!  So a short season makes me feel rushed.   All of a sudden I need to finish shopping and start wrapping.  Thankfully we finally got our Tree up past weekend!

To not feel so rushed and to be able to enjoy the rest of the season, I like to look for help with shopping.  And I don’t mean help as in a person because I do all the shopping.  But I mean with an app!  I’m on my phone all the time.  If I lost it, I’d be lost!  One app I use all the time is the Flipp app.  This app is super handy and saves me time in my holiday shopping by letting me view all the ads in one place, and on my phone!  I’m never without my phone.  (It’s right beside my mouse right now while I type this post!)

Holiday Shopping Tips with the Flipp App

I’m going to share with you some holiday shopping tips for using the Flipp App.  These tips will help you find what you are looking for faster and the best place to shop for what you want.

Make a List

Make a list of what you need – who and what.  If you know what you are looking for it’ll be much easier.  Once you have that list figure out what stores you want to look at for each item.  Some stores may be more specific than others and that is okay.  Once you know what you need where, it’ll make looking for them that much faster.

Install the Flipp App

You can install the Flipp App on your Android or iPhone.  The app is free and you can download it from iTunes or Google Play store.

Once you install it, look around for a few minutes to become familiar with the app.  It’s super easy to use even for those that aren’t tech savvy.  You can search by an alphabetical list for stores, or you can see the newest ones that were updated.  You’ll also notice that it’ll tell you how much longer that ad is available.  This time of year some ads last longer than a week.   If you already have the Flipp App installed, then make sure it’s updated!

Search Store and make a Shopping List Quickly with the Flipp App

If you know exactly what store you are looking for click the top left corner and type in the store name.

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Once you find the store you can easily scan the add by swiping your finger across the screen.   You can even zoom in and out to see all the fine print.   When you find something you want to get just touch it and a circle will appear around the time.  This adds it to your clippings.  If you decide to remove it then just touch it again.

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After you’ve clipped all the items you want to buy, look for your clippings in the menu bar on the top left corner…

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Click clippings and then you’ll see everything you clipped from the ads.  These clippings will stay here until you delete them, even if they expire.

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Super handy to use to make all your shopping lists.  I love it!

Find the Best Deals at Each Store with the Flipp App

You can also find the best deals at each store with the Flipp App.  If you are busy and only have time to shop at one store and there isn’t anything specific you are looking for, the Flipp App can help you shop at one store for the best deals.  When you pull up the ad, you’ll notice along the bottom is a percentage sign.  Slide the bar next to it and it will show you items that will save you that percentage.   See the image below…

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All items at Rite Aid that are 33% off will be highlighted in the add.  Just click the arrow button to see the next one.  This is a huge time saver for you to find the best deals in each store.  I use this one all the time!

Flipp will be hosting a Twitter party on Tuesday, December 16, from 9-10 pm ET. The theme of the party is holiday shopping and the hashtag is #Flipptotherescue.  I’ll be tweeting along so be sure to stop in and say hi!

And look below for a giveaway here too!

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a $50 Visa Gift Card to help you with your Holiday shopping.

To enter the giveaway, use the Giveaway Tools widget below. Email and feed subscribers will need to click-through to the site to enter the giveaway.

As a reminder, comments left on Facebook or Twitter will not be included. You must follow the instructions on the widget about the proper way to enter. Of course Facebook is in no way associated with this giveaway!

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

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Dec
04

Pound Puppies Are Back this Holiday Season {Giveaway}

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

I grew up in the 80′s and if you did too, then you probably remember when Pound Puppies came out because they were all the rage!  I had one and he was the puppy I never had growing up.  Now we have the real thing – a puppy name Max – and I have to say, taking care of my pound puppy was a lot easier!

This holiday season is going to feel a lot like the 80’s with the big return of Pound Puppies from Funrise and I’m sure if your kids have seen them, they’ve asked for one!  I know my girls have.

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Pound Puppies, a popular toy line in the 1980s, are back and cuter than ever for the holidays! You can rescue these lovable puppies and give them a new home this holiday season! Each puppy comes complete with its own breed specific fun fact card and heart shaped dog tag. Simply write your puppy’s name on the tag and register your puppy online to get your very own printable adoption certificate!

There are lots of Pound Puppies available for adoption just waiting for a new home! You can choose from a Beagle, Labrador, Bulldog or Poodle in three adorable sizes including a 12-inch plush, 6-inch plush, and 3.5-inch plush keychain – perfect stocking stuffers!

My girls are going to be so excited when they see their Pound Puppies under the tree on Christmas.  I love the idea of “Adopting” them and registering them to get an Adoption Certificate.  It really makes these Puppies feel more real to them.  Fortunately they won’t make the same mess as our real puppy so they should really enjoy these.  (seriously they do love our Max but don’t enjoy helping to take care of him!)

You can also visit the Pound Puppies site to print out Coloring pages and to test your knowledge of dogs with their fun facts!

Which One of these Loveable Pound Puppies do you like most?

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win One of the Loveable Pound Puppies!

To enter the giveaway, use the Giveaway Tools widget below. Email and feed subscribers will need to click-through to the site to enter the giveaway.

As a reminder, comments left on Facebook or Twitter will not be included. You must follow the instructions on the widget about the proper way to enter. Of course Facebook is in no way associated with this giveaway!

If you are looking for more giveaways, be sure to follow my Fun Giveaways Pinterest board!

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

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