Aug
19

French Vanilla and Hazelnut Swirl at Dunkin’ Donuts & Win $50 Gift Card {Giveaway}

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

Dunkin’ Donuts now has French Vanilla and Hazelnut Swirl!  I love Dunkin’ Donuts.  I have for a very long time.  I think the first coffee I drank was from Dunkin’ Donuts!!!  And they have so many great choices, more than they had when I was growing up.  I think back then all you could get was regular and decaf.  And maybe Ice coffee in the summer?  Not even sure they offered it in the winter.  And to eat, they had donuts and I think I remember maybe croissant sandwiches.  But that’s about it.  Now?  There are so many options and they keep adding to them.

French Vanilla and Hazelnut Swirl now at Dunkin’ Donuts

And they are at it again with their newest editions to their Swirl family!

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This August, Dunkin’ Donuts introduced some delicious new menu items - French Vanilla and Hazelnut Swirl at Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee beverages.  I recently fell in love with their Swirl flavors in my iced coffee and now I’m really excited about these two flavors, especially French Vanilla!

Have you tried the French Vanilla and Hazelnut Swirl yet?  If you haven’t, you have time because the French Vanilla and Hazelnut Swirl are permanent additions to the Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee menu.  You now have even more options to customize your coffee the way you like it most.  Or try something new.  These rich and creamy flavor swirls can be added to Dunkin’ Donuts’ hot and iced coffee, lattes or Frozen Coffee Coolattas to create a sweeter, more indulgent beverage. Other flavor swirls currently available include Caramel and Mocha – and I love those two together!

In honor of the new French Vanilla and Hazelnut Swirl, I have a special Dunkin’ Donuts gift package to giveaway to one lucky reader!

French Vanilla and Hazelnut Swirl

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a $50 Dunkin’ Donuts card and  and Iced Coffee Tumbler!

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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Aug
18

Berkeley Plus Backpack Review {Giveaway}

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

Back to school is here and today I want to talk about backpacks.  Specifically the Berkeley Plus Backpack because I love it!  I don’t ever remember using a backpack when I was in grade school.  I don’t think we even had homework back then.  The amount of homework my girls gets each day is crazy and they are only in the 2nd and 4th grade!    So a big back pack is a necessity.  When my oldest went to Kindergarten the teacher sent a note home saying they needed a backpack, and a real one, not a little cutesy one.   They didn’t so much as have homework all the time in Kindergarten, but they took a lot of stuff home so they needed something big to transport it all.

And of course each year we need a new backpack because they really do get worn out with all the stuff they take back and forth.  And it has to be cute.

Berkeley Plus Backpack Review

We received the Berkeley Plus Backpack in purple like above and my little one claimed it immediately because purple is her favorite color!  Even though she is only in grade school, it’s a great backpack because big and perfect with all the pockets and spots it has.  My girls love to read and usually carry 3-4 books in their backpack at a time.  Yes, it does get heavy for her!

I have to be honest here, I really like the Berkeley Plus Backpack and the next time we go on vacation, I’ll probably use it because of all the space it has.

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Here is my little one already to go for the first day of school!  Notice along the front straps, there are spots to tuck in pens and such.   And a strap to keep it on your shoulders.   I love that part.  I hate when it slides down my shoulder.   That strap that goes across also offers extra support when it’s heavy.

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She can even unbuckle it herself.  It’s pretty easy and stays put.   Isn’t the purple color pretty?  It’s actually called Twilight and it comes in for other colors – Calypso, Wasabi, Anthracite and Storm.   With these choices of color and design for the Berkeley Plus Backpack,  there is a color for everyone.  The Anthracite is very sharp looking and great for a college student.  (Well they are all great for college student but looks grown up!).

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There are pockets on both sides for bottles.  And they are big enough to actually put a water bottle in.  I hate when backpacks have a really tight side pocket and you can’t fit anything in it. The Berkeley Plus Backpack is not one of them! That usually drives me crazy!

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There are 4 zippered compartments in the Berkeley Plus Backpack.  This is the biggest and main compartment and it’s perfect with high visibility for packing and easy access to items.   She’ll likely keep her folders in there since it lays nice and flat.

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The middle compartment has a pocket for your tablet and fits a laptop if needed.  She’ll use this section for her lunch box and pencil box since it’s deeper.  And she can easily get them in and out.  I’m sure she’ll put some books in the tablet pocket or a few hidden treasures.

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And the most outer compartment has plenty of room for pens, pencils, tissue, small electronics and such.

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The 4th compartment is found in back and sits near your back.  It’s her favorite one and she calls it her ‘secret pocket’.   It’s made to keep valuables close to you and away from reach but she won’t be putting valuables in it.  This is one aspect that makes me want to take the Berkeley Plus Backpack with us when we travel, because I’ll feel comfortable putting my valuables in there and not worry about getting pick pocketed!

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I really love the Berkeley Plus Backpack and it looks and feels very sturdy and well made.  I’m sure she’ll get lots of use and this is one backpack I think will last longer than the others they’ve had.

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She has it packed and ready to go.  We start school in less than 2 weeks – but who’s counting!

The durable Berkeley Plus Backpack can be purchased online at CaseLogic.com and sells for $59.99.

Now through Sept. 2, when you purchase any of the backpacks or sleeves from Campus Picks you’ll be entered to win a 15” Macbook Pro!!  That will fit nicely in this backpack.

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a Berkeley Plus Backpack.

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.

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.
Aug
18

Monday Giveaway Madness 8/18/2014

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It’s Monday again and time for another Monday Giveaway Madness! Check out the giveaways I currently have open and then click on over and list yours or find more!  Some of them end tonight!

Are you Giving something away?  Click below to leave your link. Why do you have to click below? I’ve been told that some people have to wait a while for the site to load when there are a bunch of giveaways listed so this will help those that don’t want to see them. Thanks for understanding!

CLICK HERE to post Your Giveaway OR To Enter Some Giveaways

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Aug
15

Back To School Shopping with the Flipp App & Win a $25 Visa Gift Card {Giveaway} #getflipp


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

Do you feel like me that there really isn’t enough time in the day to get things done?  But yet if there was more time in the day then it would be just do darn long?   That is me like every single day!!   One thing I’ve come to love is apps that help me save time.  (Now if they could just do all the work for me that would be better). But for now I’ll take the extra time I have after using them.  Flipp is one of my favorite apps which not only helps me save time, but money too!

This is my week for back to school shopping and getting all the supplies for the girls.  I like to pick up extra stuff so I have it on hand for when they need it later in the year.  All the sales are happening now so I’d rather spend a little extra and stock up then pay full price later on!

Since I’m always looking for the best deal, I shop a few different stores for everything we need.  I try to take into consideration the gas money I’m spending so I don’t go too far out of my way for what may be a better deal.  I also use the Flipp app, which is super handy and saves me time in my back to school shopping.   The app saves time because the ads are all in one spot and on my phone.   My phone is one of the things I always have with me and I use it for so much.

Back To School Shopping with the Flipp App

This app does so much so you really need to spend time looking through it and find the function that work for you.   And depending on where I’m shopping, I use it differently.   I found it very helpful in doing my back to school shopping because I could quickly and easily compare the items and find the best place to get the best price.

The Flipp app allows me to search for the stores that are closest to me and I can see the entire ad as it would look if I had it right in front of me.  The format is the same way as the paper ad.  I can flip through the pages on my phone and quickly scan what we need.  Plus they even have some preview ads so I can make sure the deal won’t be better the next week.

I shop at CVS, Staples, Walmart and Target for most of my back to school shopping.  I pulled up those ads on the Flipp app by using the search option at the top right hand corner of the app.   This allows me to pull it up quickly rather than sliding down the page to find it.

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You can then touch the add on top and flip through it.  You can also see a peek of some of their best deals of the week.

Here is what I found at CVS this week:

  • folders and notebooks for $.77 each
  • 2 pk sharpies for $.99 each
  • 12 ct #2 pencils for $1.99 each
  • Expo Markers 4 pk for $2.99 (these are for their teachers)
  • Kleenex 3/$2.50

Next I pull up the Staples app to see what they have.  They always have great deals but they limit them so I may not be able to find everything I need there.

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Once again, I can touch the ad on the top left corner and flip through it or scroll down to see some of their best deals.

Here is what I found at Staples and it looks like a few things are cheaper here than at CVS.

  • 12 ct #2 pencils for $.68 each
  • School glue (4 oz) for $.38 each
  • 1 subject notebooks for $.17 each
  • Erasers 12 pk for $.96 each
  • Wood rulers for $.25 each
  • Pencil sharpener for $.68 each
  • 4 pk Glue Sticks for $1.25 each
  • Sharpie 5 pk for $3.00, get $3.00 rebate so FREE!

Next I pull up the Target ad.

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Here is what I found at Target.

  • Pencil case $.99 each
  • Crayola Washable markers for $1.99 each

That’s all I found at Target, however I know they have more deals in the store, they just aren’t listed on in the ad.

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Finally I pull up the Walmart ad on Flip and like Target, I know they won’t have all the deals listed but here is what I did find.

Here is what I found at Walmart:

  • Pocket Folders for $.15 each
  • Notebooks for $.25 each
  • Cra-Z-Art markers for $.77 each

Since CVS is at the end of my street I’ll definitely be going there.  Target and Walmart are right next to each other,  but I may skip Target and just go to Walmart because I can get the other items probably at Walmart or Staples for close to the same price.  And I will go to Staples because they have the best deals on most items.

It took me about 15 minutes to search through the Flipp app and make my list which is pretty good.  Can you see how this can be helpful in your school shopping?

  1. The ads are all in one place on your phone or tablet
  2. You search for a specific store to locate it immediately
  3. You can scan the ad quickly by swiping your finger across the screen
  4. You can easily compare ads and make your shopping list in no time.

The app is free and you can download it from iTunes or Google Play store.

There is a Flipp Back To School Twitter party is next Tuesday night (8/19/14) at 9pm ET.  Try and stop by and tweet with me about Back To School shopping.  Of course there will be prizes!   To learn more about the Twitter party follow the links below:

http://momitforward.com/flipp-app-tuesday-gno-twitter-party
http://momitforward.com/flipp-win-a-500-visa-gift-card

And look below for a giveaway here too!

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a $25 Visa Gift Card to help you with your Back To School shopping and a Flipp branded portable charger.

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.

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.
Aug
14

Five Things I Love about the Case Logic Laptop and Macbook Sleeve {Giveaway}

Case Logic Laptop and Macbook Sleeve

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

Do you need a sturdy laptop and Macbook Sleeve for either yourself or your child who is heading off to school soon?  I recently discovered Case Logic and I have to say I fell in love at first site.   And they have something that I really needed.  And I think you’ll agree, especially after you read the 5 reasons why I Love the Case Logic Laptop and Macbook Sleeve.

Every other Wednesday my husband has a standing appointment that I attend as well.  We are there for about 4-5 hours so I bring my laptop with me so I can get some work done while sitting with him.  It’s time that I have to work without interruptions from the kids and the dog.  Sometimes the dog is worse than the kids because he’s just a puppy.

Last year I invested in my first Macbook and I love it!  So when I take it with me, I’m usually pretty nervous that something will happen to it.  If you are familiar with Macbooks, you know they are quite the investment so I’m extremely careful with it.  The laptop bag I have is okay but it is too big for the Macbook and I am constantly concerned the Macbook will get bumped around too much and perhaps break!

Well I don’t have that problem anymore because I now have a great sleeve from Case Logic and it fits my Macbook perfectly!

Five Things I Love about the Case Logic Laptop and Macbook Sleeve

 

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It’s Made Sturdy to Protect

It not only looks good, but it’s made well.  You can’t tell from the picture but the shell of the sleeve is made of sturdy foam padding so I know my Macbook is protected in there.

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It Fits Like a Glove

I have the 13″ Macbook,  Can you see how well it fits?  It’s the perfect fit and was made for my Macbook!  If you have a PC Laptop that’s okay.  You can still use this.  It fits PC Laptops size 12″ – 13.3″.  And you see that strap on top?  That’s so I can tuck the laptop in there while I’m not using it.  And then it’s even more secure.

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I would use that especially when I’m traveling, just so I know it’s really in there nice and snug.

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And I can even use it while it’s in the sleeve.  Since the sleeve zips around 3 sides, it opens up and you can use the laptop while keeping it in the sleeve.  I like this feature for many reasons including always giving me a clean space to work on.

 

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It’s Slim and Fits Just About Anywhere

Look how think it is?  So this easily fits inside my laptop bag for times when I need to take other things with me – like my notebook with all my work notes.  And it’ll fit great in my backpack when I travel!  And I love that color pink but I am better off with black because then my husband won’t mind holding it for me.

It’s Perfect for Business and for Students

The Case Logic 13.3″ Laptop and MacBook Sleeve comes in several colors including black,  pink, acid (yellow), purple, peacock (teal), graphite and dark blue (in October 2014).  So there is a color for everyone.

As students pick out their wish list back-to-school portable electronics, Case Logic has sleeves to protect them all.

It’s Affordable for any budget

And while I know expenses add up fast when sending your child off to college, this won’t break the bank.  You can purchase this online at the Case Logic website for only $24.99.

And now through Sept. 2, purchase any of the backpacks or sleeves from Campus Picks and be entered to win a 15” Macbook Pro on their website.

But on Koupon Karen, you have a chance to win a Case Logic Laptop and Macbook Sleeve.

 

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a Case Logic Laptop and Macbook Sleeve.

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.

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.