Jan
29

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts & Rewards Sweepstakes {Giveaway}

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

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It’s really cold here in New England right now.  The states are covered in beautiful white snow.   In case you hadn’t heard, we had a sort of “blizzard” here this week.  It wasn’t as bad as they expected but we still got 18 inches where I live and more in other areas.  Our schools were closed for 2 days and some towns are closed for a 3rd day too because they haven’t been able to plow all the schools yet.   There is so much snow that they don’t even know where to put it!  I know there are places that get snow like this all the time, but not here so it’s not something we are set up for.  A few inches here and there is normal, but not 18 inches!

None the less, it is beautiful and will be for a few days.  And then we are supposed to get more snow over the weekend.  By next week I’ll be wishing I was somewhere else warmer… and far, far away from the beautiful white snow.

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And on that note, I’m happy to share with you today the DO NOT DISTURB sweeps offered by the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brands. But first a little bit about Wyndham and their rewards program.

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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is an upscale hotel brand with more than 180 properties around the world – including top travel destinations like Orlando, Hawaii, New York, Istanbul, Shanghai and more – which offer the comfort and amenities you would expect in a world-class hotel, including beautifully appointed public areas, thoughtfully detailed guestrooms and distinct dining options. It is part of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of brands.  Brands that are probably pretty familiar to you already!

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Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest and most diverse hotel company, encompassing approximately 7,590 hotels in 71 countries under brands such as Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada, Days Inn, Super 8, TRYP by Wyndham and more.

You know me, always looking for a way to save!  Whenever I stay at a hotel, I always join their rewards program.   Even if you think you may not stay at that brand again, you never know.  Each time you stay, you’ll earn rewards towards a free nights stay.  With the cost of travel being so high, why not work towards something to help cut the costs?!   Wyndham has a great rewards program.

And now about the sweepstakes…

Do Not Disturb Sweeps

Everyone deserves a little undisturbed time. Now through March 13th, Wyndham is giving fans the chance to win a complimentary 7-night stay for two at any of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts’ properties around the world – more than 180 to choose from, including top destinations like Orlando, Hawaii, Philadelphia, Istanbul and more – plus 100,000 United Airlines MileagePlus® Award miles to get you there, and $1,000 cash for living it up on your dream vacation. With only one lucky grand-prize winner, eight (8) weekly winners (one per week) will also receive 25,000 United Airlines MileagePlus miles each to get away from it all!

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Enter on the Wyndham Hotels Facebook page and then share with your friends and family!

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Rewards

Be sure to sign up for Wyndham Rewards as well.    It is the free-to-join loyalty program offered by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and parent company Wyndham Hotel Group. Points can be earned and redeemed at more than 7,000 hotels in more than 50 countries throughout Wyndham Hotel Group’s 12 worldwide hotel chains.

After just one qualified stay, you can earn enough points to redeem for a reward!   I like the sound of that.  Plus, Koupon Karen has teamed up with Wyndham Rewards to give you a chance to win 50,000 Wyndham Rewards Points, which depending on where you stay, you can cash in for up to 5 FREE night stays!

 

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win 50,000 Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Rewards points!!!

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.

To Receive Your Wyndham Rewards Points

  • To receive your points, sign up (it’s free!) for the Wyndham Rewards Program if you have not already here.
  • In order to receive 50,000 Wyndham Rewards points, we’ll need your full name, phone number, email address used to sign up, and Wyndham Rewards membership number
  • After we receive the above items, a member of the Wyndham Rewards team will deposit 50,000 points into your account.
  • Points typically take around 7-14 business days to clear
  • Points are valid for 18 months (inactive account) or 4 years (active account)
  • Once points are in your account, you’re free to use them as you please! To browse redemption options, please visit WyndhamRewards.com and select the “Redeem Wyndham Rewards” box at left when searching – this will show all available hotels under the Wyndham umbrella.

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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Jan
26

ALDI is Rebranding Their Coffee & Win a Month’s Supply of Coffee {Giveaway}

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

I love to shop at ALDI and if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you already know that.  Just last night I was with my girlfriends and one of them said she recently tried ALDI and couldn’t believe how much money she saved and what great quality everything was.  Another friend chimed in and said she does 60% of her shopping at ALDI every single week.

And if you shop at ALDI then you know the quality is there, but with a much lower price.   That goes for coffee too!

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ALDI is rolling out its new Barissimo premium coffee products and I’m helping them spread the word! A number of their Beaumont Coffee products will transition to the new Barissimo brand in early 2015. While the name may be changing, nothing else will.  The coffee will taste the same and the pricing will also be the same.

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If you are a coffee drinker, I’ve probably got your attention now.  I’m a HUGE coffee drinker and love to try new products but love even more when they are priced nicely because I love getting a good deal.  Plus I drink a lot of coffee so I need to find deals on it.  But not everything cheap, tastes good.

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The new Barissimo line of coffee will features nine bagged and single serve coffee items, along with additional seasonal and Special Buy items that will be available for a limited time.  I love seasonal coffees and look forward to them every year.  So I’m glad they will still have those.  And who doesn’t love a Special Buy!  This girl sure does!

If you are familiar with the Beaumont Coffee brand from ALDI, the following items are now sold under the Barissimo brand name:

  • Ready-to-drink Iced Coffees (French Vanilla, Mocha and Coffee) – $1.19
  • Whole Bean Coffee (Morning Roast and Donut Store) – $3.99
  • Fair Trade Coffee (Medium and Dark Roast) – $3.99
  • Donut Store Ground Coffee – $3.99
  • 12 oz. Bag Coffee (Breakfast Blend, House Blend, and French Roast) – $3.99
  • Assorted Flavored Coffee (French Vanilla and Hazelnut) – $4.99
  • Flavored Coffee Cups (French Vanilla and Hazelnut) – $4.79
  • Regular Roast Coffee Cups (Breakfast and Donut) – $4.79
  • Specialty Roast Coffee Cups (Fair Trade Colombian and Dark Roast) – $4.79

So look for the new name next time you shop.  Remember, the product is still the same, must the name is different.

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Please note: Prices listed above are based on retails on 1/7/2015. Prices are subject to change and may vary by store location.

Not sure if you have an ALDI store near you?  Check the store locator on their website.

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a Three-Month’s supply of Barissimo coffee from ALDI.

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.
Jan
21

10 Things to Look At on Pinterest & Win a Visa Gift Card {Giveaway}

This post is Sponsored by When I Work but my opinions are 100% my own!

Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest.  It’s what everyone is talking about.

Pinterest is the place to hang out.  It’s where all the cool kids hang… or the cool moms.  It’s the place to get great ideas, to learn new DIY skill’s, to get inspired, to find great recipes (and sometimes bad ones),  and to waste a lot of time.  Haha.  Seriously I am sure you’ve all wasted time getting sucked into Pinterest at least once or twice.  I know I have about 100 times a week.

But that’s not so bad.   Pinterest inspires me to do things, to make things, to try things and to blog sometimes too!  I get ideas and think to myself (being a blogger that is) “I can do that too and I can blog about it!”.  I have a list of things I want to do and blog about and I will get it them.  And all thanks to Pinterest.

My younger cousin is getting married and she asked me to be her maid of honor (really I’m the matron of honor but we don’t really have to call me a matron, do we?).   Before she asked me, she turned to Pinterest and found some really cute ideas including a nice card she gave me asking me to be a part of her special day.  I loved it!  When I asked her where she found something so unique, she said Pinterest – of course!

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Recipes

I get a lot of inspiration to cook from Pinterest. Now granted, I don’t cook everything I want to after seeing it on there, but I do print out recipes and file them for someday.  And then some things I do make right away and my family thanks me for it.  It’s just so much easier than pulling out my pile of recipe books (that I’m not sure why I still have) and looking through them.  Its quick, easy and the pictures are inspiring.  Search for recipes if you are just looking for new ideas or specific recipes like “chicken recipes” or “low-calorie recipes”.

Home Decorating Ideas

I wish I had a knack for decorating, but I don’t.  I’m not very creative and I really believe that is the key to decorating.  I’m also not organized and that plays a part as well.  So when I’m looking for ideas to decorate my home, I surf Pinterest….. and then I want a new house.  LOL  Search for “decorating ideas” or more specifically for a specific room.  You’ll find ideas from furniture, to painting, to wall hangings and even ideas for those on a budget!

Themes for Kid’s Parties

My kids are still at the age where they like to have themed parties.  But seriously, buying all that stuff costs more than their presents do sometimes.  Pinterest is FULL of great ideas for kids parties that you can do your self, along with tons of printables to help offset the cost, while stilling having that theme that they love!  Search for “kid parties” and you’ll find inspiration for food, table scaping, party favors, games and even invites and thank you notes!

Organizing Ideas

I mentioned above that I’m not organized, but I strive to be EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.  And someday, I believe I will be, once I find something that works for me.  And sometimes I have the tools in my home to become organized, I just don’t know how to use them.  So I turn to Pinterest for some ideas and I always find something.    Search for “organizing Ideas” or a specific area like “organizing a closet” and you’ll find things like creative home office organizing ideas, how to organize legos, shoes and also Dollar Store ideas if you are on an organizing budget!

Crafts

My girls love doing crafts but like I said before, I’m not very creative. However I do love to scrapbook.   Crafts are a huge part of Pinterest and it’s just so amazing looking at the ideas that people come up with.  I mean seriously how do they do it?  I have no idea but I pin what I like and maybe someday we will try them all.  Do a search for “crafts” or a specific craft idea or age group like “crafts for toddlers” and you’ll find things like making Ombre Monogrammed letters,  Adding a Pop of Color to glassware, melted crayon art and even sensory crafts for toddlers and cupcake liner fish!

Weight Loss Ideas

I’m always looking to lose weight.  It’s an ongoing battle for me and someday, I believe, I will be the winner of this battle.  I just know it!  But in the meantime, I get great ideas from Pinterest for exercises, meal plans, recipes and even pictures to inspire me to want to look better!   Do a search for “weight loss” and you’ll find all sorts ideas like flavoring your water to help you drink more (love doing this!), rapid weight loss ideas, shopping lists and tons and tons of recipes that look so delicious from their pictures.  Yes, I just gained 7 lbs looking at the pictures!

Holiday Ideas

I love to decorate for the holidays and I like to change it up from time to time.  But again, I don’t want to run out and buy all new stuff every year.  There are lots of DIY holiday decorating ideas on Pinterest that inspire to use what I have, in a different way.  It also gets me in the mood for the current holiday.  Do a search for either “holiday ideas” or the specific holiday you are search for and you’ll see all sorts of things like crafts, gifts, decorating ideas and even recipes.

Printables

Valentine’s Day is coming up and the kids love to give their friends little “gifts” for this occasion and many others.  Pinterest is full of fun printables for every holiday and occasion to dress up a little gift.  It’s also a great place to find printables to help you organize your home, reward charts for kids (and adults!) and even fun activities you can print out of the kids.   I like to turn to Pinterest on a rainy day when they kids say “I’m bored” for something for them to do.  And they love it as well.  Just do a search for “printables” and you’ll find everything from charts, wall decor, home management, labels, letter and so much more!

Money Saving Ideas

I’m always looking for ways to save money.  And while there are lots of websites on internet about saving money (mine included) you can find them all on Pinterest.  Ideas that you may not have thought of to save a penny here and there, ways to help your children learn about saving money and so much more.   Just do a search for “saving money” and you’ll see all sorts of ideas – saving for a big Disney Trip, Saving $1000 in one year, Tricks to Saving money and so much more.

DIY help

Pinterest is the place to go if you are looking for some DIY ideas – Do It Yourself.  From removing wall paper, to building things, painting, making homemade play-doh, kinetic sand and slime to cleaning impossible stains and knitting an infinity scarf.  You name it, you’ll most definitely find it on Pinterest.  Do a search for either “DIY” or the exact thing you are looking to do yourself for miles and miles of inspiration, instruction and tutorials.  I like to look through these ideas to remind myself how “Unhandy” my husband and I are.  And dream of being able to do some of these things some days.

There is so much more to Pinterest than just these 10 things I mentioned.  Just search for whatever interests you and it’ll be there, I’m pretty positive.   But don’t just look, add to it because what you have to share, may be on the top of someones search list.  And if you are a blogger, it’s a great way to get your site out there and to gain traffic, followers and even an income.

{Now I do realize that anything you do find on Pinterest and you decide to recreate, will cost money even if just a few cents.  So look below for a fun giveaway to help cut the cost of a project you found on Pinterest}

 

What do you like to Look At on Pinterest?

 

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When I Work wanted to support you in your efforts to try something new you found on Pinterest this new year so they kindly donated this gift card for you.  If you know someone who schedules hourly workers – make sure you have them check out their online scheduling software.

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win $100 Visa Gift Card from When I Work.

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.
Jan
20

The BoxTrolls on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD January 20, 2015 {Giveaway}

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

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I’m so excited to share with you that The BOXTROLLS, which was avaiable on Digital HD December, 23, 2014, is now available on Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD today, January 20, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes in the family event movie The Boxtrolls. Starring, in voice performance, Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), and Elle Fanning (Maleficent), the new movie from animation studio LAIKA, the makers of the Academy Award®-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, comes to Blu-ray™ 3D and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet on January 20, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The Boxtrolls leads with 13 nominations including Best Animated Film for the 42nd Annie Awards, which honor the year’s best achievements in animation and are presented by the International Animated Film Society. Nominations include: Best Animated Feature, Outstanding Achievement in Directing in an Animated Feature Production (Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable), Outstanding Achievement in Writing an Animated Feature Production (Irena Brignull, Adam Pava), Outstanding Achievement in Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (Ben Kingsley; Dee Bradley Baker), Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation in a Feature Production (Travis Knight; Malcolm Lamont; Jason Stalman), Outstanding Achievement in Animated Effects in an Animated Feature Production (Rick Sevy, Peter Vickery, Kent Estep, Peter Stuart, Ralph Procida); Outstanding Achievement in Character Design in an Animated Feature Production (Mike Smith); Outstanding Achievement in Production Design in an Animated Feature Production (Paul Lasaine, Tom McClure, August Hall); and Outstanding Achievement in Storyboarding in a Feature Production (Julian Narino; Emanuela Cozzi). The film has also received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Animated or Mixed Media Picture.

Quirky, mischievous and good-hearted, the Boxtrolls are unique creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs in a fantastical charming cavern below the bustling streets of Cheesebridge. But when the evil Archibald Snatcher schemes to capture Eggs’ family, it’s up to Eggs and his feisty new friend Winnie to save the Boxtrolls!

Based upon the book Here Be Monsters! The Boxtrolls voice cast also includes Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette, Jared Harris (Mad Men), Nick Frost (The World’s End), Richard Ayoade (The Watch), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead).

And of course the Blu-ray Combo Pack & Blu-ray 3D and DVD include a lot of great Bonus features.  One of our favorite parts!

Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack:

PRELIMINARY ANIMATIC SEQUENCES

  • Play with Commentary by Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable
  • Baby In The Trash
  • Eggs In The Underworld
  • Man On A Horse
  • Trubshaw’s Inventorium
  • Cheese Shop
  • Tea And Cheese

Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack and DVD

DARE TO BE SQUARE: BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE BOXTROLLS

  • VOICING THE BOXTROLLS – The tremendously talented cast members of The Boxtrolls discuss what it’s like to voice an animated puppet, what each actor brought to his/her role, whether their personalities were similar to their characters, and more.
  • INSIDE THE BOX- The directors, producers, and creative supervisor of character fabrication Georgina Hayns share the challenges of crafting characters who are inside a box.
  • THE BIG CHEESE: ALLERGY SNATCHER – The directors and producers are joined by Brian McLean, director of Rapid Prototyping, to discuss how the animation studio LAIKA creates the faces for their puppets. The big story here – literally! – is how Snatcher’s face changes shape due to his cheese allergy.
  • DECONSTRUCTING THE DANCE – Discover how LAIKA combined traditional stop-motion animation with visual effects in order to create the beautiful ballroom dance sequence – and how costume designer Deborah Cook met the challenge of creating costumes that could flow during a dance scene.
  • THINK BIG: THE MECHA DRILL – Standing 5 feet tall and weighing over 75 pounds, the Mecha-Drill is the largest stop motion puppet/prop ever created by LAIKA. Follow its creation from design to completion.

FEATURETTES

  • THE NATURE OF CREATION
  • TROLLS RIGHT OFF THE TONGUE
  • ALLERGIC TO EASY
  • LET’S DANCE
  • ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS

FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTORS Anthony Stacchi AND GRAHAM ANNABLE

We absolutely LOVED The BoxTrolls and we are so happy to have it as an addition to our family movies.  It’s the perfect movie for the entire family and our friends borrowed it immediately after we watched it and loved it too.

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a copy of The BoxTrolls Blu-ray Combo Pack.

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.
Jan
08

National Bubble Bath Day & Vitabath Giveaway

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

You may not be aware of this but today, January 8, 2015 is National Bubble Bath Day.  You may remember over the holidays I had a big giveaway event and gave away some Vitabath items!  Perhaps you were the lucky winner?  If not you have a chance to win some again!  (Keep reading for more information on the giveaway!)

Vitabath sent me some fun products to try out in honor of this fun day!

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The one item I was looking forward to trying the most was the Plus for Dry Skin™ 10 oz Exfoliating Sugar Scrub because this time of year my skin is very, very dry. Especially right now as we are experiencing incredible cold weather! Like crazy cold. But anyways….

Gently buff away dry, rough skin and bring out your skin’s natural glow with our ultra moisturizing exfoliant. A fine grained, natural sugar-based forumla is a luscious blend of sugar granules, Sunflower, Coconut and Macadamia Seed Oils leaves skin feeling silky smooth and intensely hydrated. Our Vitabath® Exfoliating Sugar Scrub has Vitamins A, B3, C and E help promote glowing, radiant skin. The convenient tube fits easily on the edge of the bath and allows less mess in the shower, plus helps to keep water out.

Vitabath’s Plus for Dry Skin™ is a soothing fragrance of rich jasmine, fresh violet and soft white musk and it smells AMAZING.

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The scent I was looking forward to smelling the most was the Cupcake Couture™ Luscious Lemon Crème™ Bundle. I’m not sure I’ve ever used a Lemon scented body cream before!

This set includes a Body Wash, Body Mist and Hydrating Body Lotion. The lotion is absolutely amazing and I’ve been using it everyday since I received this. It makes my skin feel so soft and I love how it smells. And the body wash makes the entire bathroom smell yummy too. The girls love it.

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Right now I am all about everything pink grapefruit scented so I was happy to see they had a Fruit Fanatic™ Grapefruit Vanilla with Grapefruit Extract Body Wash.

A truly sudsy, bubbly shower experience! Super sweet deliciousness describes the sublime blend of sugary pink grapefruit and smooth, rich vanilla fragrance of our Fruit Fanatic™ Grapefruit Vanilla with grapefruit extract Body Wash. Experience the luxurious lather of this gently cleansing Sulfate and Paraben Free formula. It will leave your skin feeling clean, refreshed, and vibrant.

If you haven’t tried anything grapefruit scented you have to and the grapefruit vanilla is the perfect start as far as I’m concerned. It smells amazing and it works so well with keeping my skin soft and smooth.

Vitabath is celebrating with some fun and a giveaway here on the blog.  They are offering special discount pricing on luxurious bath products, co-hosting fun events with Painting with a Twist studios across the country, and sponsoring an online giveaway valued at $200. The giveaway will feature several bathtime favorites: a $50 Vitabath bundle, a Luxury Robe from Jennifer Adams, a Claire Burke Filled Candle, and two signed Keltie Knight Books.

What is your favorite bath product?

(1) lucky reader from Koupon Karen, She Saved, Nicoles Nickles, Deal Seeking Mom and Southern Savers will win a years worth of Vitabath items to try for themselves!

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.