Jul
23

Join the Fuel Rewards Network and Save on Your Gas Everyday #fuelrewards

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This post is Sponsored by Fuel Rewards Network but my opinions are 100% my own!

I’m excited to share with you the Fuel Rewards Network “program that will save you money on gas with your everyday purchases.  The Fuel Rewards NetworkTM program offers you real savings at participating Shell stations. Simply earn Fuel Rewards® savings when you purchase the items you normally buy, like groceries, clothing and household goods and redeem them for cents per gallon savings at participating Shell stations

For a limited time, new members of the Fuels Rewards Network program can get a 25c/gal sign-up bonus when they join the program.  To qualify, you must purchase at least 8 gallons of fuel on your first fill-up using  your Fuel Rewards Network Card, while enjoying at least 3c/gal savings. Then, the 25c/gal will be credited to your account for your next fill up.  Get your Fuel Rewards Card NOW!

Signing up is simple! You can request your free Fuel Rewards Network Card online at FUELREWARDS.com or pick one up at any participating Shell station and activate it online, OR text “Rewards” to Shell 1 (743551) to join.

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There are several ways to earn Fuel Rewards savings:

  • Shop online with your favorite online brands through the online mall at FUELREWARDS.COM. More than 700 online merchants offer at least 5 cents per gallon for every 50 dollars spent.
  • Earn rewards from dining out and purchasing groceries.
  • And, at select Shell stations earn rewards at the convenience store on items like your morning coffee or your weekly car wash

Savings can be redeemed on any grade of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasoline including Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline as well as Shell Diesel, up to 20 gallons per purchase! Simply swipe your Fuel Rewards Network Card at the pump before you pay and watch your price drop instantly before your eyes.

And that’s not it! You can receive an additional 5c/gal every time you refer a friend or family member to join the Fuel Rewards Network program.

Sign up HERE and start saving on your gas.

Disclosure: I received gift cards in exchange for my review. My opinions are 100% mine.

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Jul
23

6 Things You Need for a FUN Staycation #ExtraSavings

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This post is Sponsored by CVS/Pharmacy but my opinions are 100% my own!

We are in the middle of summer and summer vacation for the kids.   It seems like the perfect time to take  vacation, since the kids don’t have school.  Well, at leas the kids seem to think so.  But mom and dad have to work and don’t always have the time to take off work.  Or a vacation just isn’t in the budget.  It’s hard to get kids to understand that because if your kids are like mine, they think everything is free.

More and more people seem to be turning to Staycations rather than Vacations.  Staycantions can not only be more affordable  but a lot of fun too.  It could give you a chance to explore your hometown a little more than you normally would.  If this summer a Staycation is in order, here are 6 Things You Need for a FUN Staycation!

A Map of Your City or State

Have the kids find some places they’ve never been and play a day to visit one.  Pack a picnic lunch and some drinks in a cooler to avoid spending money on food.  Don’t buy bottled water, purchase a reusable water bottle for each person in your family and bring water or make fresh squeeze lemonade and take it with you.   The cost of the water bottle will be covered during your Staycation over and over again!  CVS has a nice variety of water bottles to keep your beverage cold!

6 Things You Need for a FUN Staycation

Sunscreen

You’ll need plenty of sunscreen for your Staycation.  Hopefully the weather will be nice the week you pick and you’ll be outdoors a lot.  Even if you are walking around the town, you should still use sunscreen.  CVS has a huge variety of sunscreen and you don’t have to break the bank buying it either.  Use your ExtraCare card and purchase their store brand sunscreen instead of the brand name.  It’ll work just as good and save you some money.

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Outdoor Toys

Your backyard could serve as the perfect vacation place.  Turn off the TV, shut down the computer and put the cell phones on vibrate and go outside and look around your yard.  Do you have a pool?  Do you have a big yard to play games in?  Do you have a swing set or play area for the little kids?   You can pick up some water toys for either in the pool or out of the pool at CVS.  They have a nice selection of pool toys, water guns, swim gear , bubbles and even towels and flip flops.   With you ExtraCare card, you are sue to save a lot!

Fun Treats and Snacks

Lets face it, when we are on vacation we all seem to over indulge a bit.  It’s part of being on vacation.  So even though your vacation is in your back yard, you should still have some yummy treats for everyone to indulge in, even the parents!  CVS has a lot of treats to please your family from chips and dips, to cookies and crackers and even some frozen desserts.  Pick up some Baskin Robbins freeze pops right at CVS.  We love these and they are bigger than the regular freeze pops so on a hot day they really cool you off.  They are almost as good as going out for ice cream but cost a lot less!

Indoor Games

We can’t always plan around the weather so sometimes we have to plan for the weather to not be great.  Have some games planned for indoors as well as outdoors.  Visit your local thrift shop and get some board games the kids have never seen before so they’ll be something new and exciting.  Even if they aren’t in the best shape, as long as all the working pieces are there it’ll be fine.  Pretend you are at an old Inn and you found these games in the attic so you dust them off and play a few rounds.  Play kids against adults and see who is more competitive.

Imagination

Staying home and turning it into a vacation will need some imagination at times.  It’s hard to shut down what you are used to and do something different in the same place you always are.  A few ideas are to turn your house into a hotel.  Switch rooms with each other so you wake up in a different place.  Purchase some new soaps and towels for your bathroom so it looks like a different bathroom.  Visit some restaurants within your budget that you don’t normally visit and ask for take out menus.  Then each day, pick a menu and eat there that night.  It’ll be like you are in another state when you really aren’t.  If you are not paying for a hotel each night on your Staycation, then you may be able to swing dinner out most nights.  Take home the leftovers and everyone swap a meal the following night at home.  Turn all the lights out and light some candles or eat out by a fire.  Once in the dark, you can pretend you are somewhere else and each person can describe what they think it looks like.  It may be a fun way for mom and dad to turn off their everyday thoughts, and relax in another world.

Staycations can be really fun and if you plan enough ahead of time, you can do it with any kind of budget.  Before you head to the big box stores or the food store, stop in your local CVS to pick up what you need.  If you haven’t walked every aisle in CVS, then they may have more than you’ve ever realized.  And with your ExtraCar card, you can get ExtraSavings this summer!

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

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.
Jul
23

AvoDerm’s “Glow & Tell” Facebook Contest, $5 Coupon and a $50 Petco Gift Card {Giveaway} #AvoDermGlow

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

If you have a pet, you probably know how they really are part of your family.  And you probably want to feed them the best food for them.  Since becoming a pet owner, I’ve realized the importance of this and we’ve switched his food a few times to find the perfect one for him.  Just like we give our kids food that is good for them, we do as well for our dog.

I recently learned about AvoDerm pet food, which is a natural brand of dog and cat food that is dedicated to delivering healthy skin & coat benefits.  The condition of your pets’ skin and coat is a visible indicator of their overall health. AvoDerm premium pet food is packed with high-quality protein and avocado, a rich source of the vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants your pets need to look and feel their best.

Want to try this?  Print a coupon for $5.00 off AvoDerm Cat or Dog food.   You’ll have one month to use it after you print it.   Not sure if they sell it in your area?  Check their store locator to find a store near you.  I found some at a Petco near me!

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You can also enter the AvoDerm’s “Glow & Tell” Facebook contest.   The contest is all about having a healthy pet that can be seen from the inside out.   You can show off  your pet’s healthy glow with the AvoDerm’s Glow & Tell Facebook photo contest and use the hashtag #AvoDermGlow.   When you enter you could win a pet store gift card or a grand prize of a pet photo shoot with an award-winning photographer Mark Rogers.  You can check out his work here.

To learn more visit: http://www.avodermnatural.com/.

Petco Giveaway

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a $50 Petco Gift Card.

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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Jul
22

Summer Giveaway Treat from Starbucks {Giveaway}

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

Summertime is busy for all of us.  Whether you are a working parent of small children, big children or grown children, or a work at home parent of children and even if you don’t have children, summer is still busier.  There is so much to do outdoors and people tend to have more get together’s in the summer than in the colder months.

As a busy parent, one thing I forgot to do sometimes is to take care of myself and slow down.  So every now and then when I get a nice package in the mail, like the one below, I get pretty excited.

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A few times a year Starbucks sends me a nice coffee surprise.  And since I love coffee so much, I love these surprises.  So what was inside?

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I like to brew Starbucks coffee at home because I can make it the strength I like.  And what better way to brew it, then in k-cup form!  I love my Keurig and it’s on overtime in the summer.

The reusable travel mug included in this package is so awesome because it’s ceramic.  I don’t normally take a warm coffee to go because I don’t have anything to put it in, but now I can.  So if we are running around like crazy this summer, I can still have my hot coffee to go and not spend a lot at the coffee shop.

Last week my daughter went to a 3 day camp and we had to be out of the house early, so I made myself a cup of Starbucks Pike Place Roast and used my to-go tumbler and still had my hot coffee.  It was delicious and exactly what I need to start my day.

Would you like a to go tumbler and some k-cups from Starbucks?

 

Starbucks summer Giveaway

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a Starbucks to-go tumblers and a box of Starbucks K-Cups® in Pike Place Roast!

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.

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here.
Jul
21

Hot Designs Nail Art Review {Giveaway} #WinHotLooks

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

Summer means colorful Mani’s and Pedi’s, and if you are into nail polish you have to try Hot Designs! The 2-in-1 pens include nail polish on one side and a fine-tipped pen on the other for drawing.  Oh boy, when I heard that I knew my girls would LOVE these!

About Hot Designs

Create hot, fun and unique designs on your nails right at home with Hot Designs™ nail art pens! These specially formulated nail art pens allow you to create a base color and then apply unique, precision designs for a modern and stylish look on your nails! Use Hot Designs™ nail art pens to create unique designs including dots, stripes, rainbows or whatever else you may desire! Each kit comes with a Design Guide including great styles to try at home, or feel free to get creative and make unique designs on your own! It’s fun to use, easy to remove and it will make your nails look better than ever!

  • Unique pens allow you to brush on a base color, pop the top, and then create amazing designs using the innovative and revolutionary pen tip.
  • Includes colors to create unique designs that will impress everyone!
  • If you can make dots and lines, you can make Hot Designs!

The Hot Designs color sets come in either:

  • Basic Beauty: Midnight Black/Royal Blue, Kelly Green/Red Flame, Hot Pink/Star White
  • Glitz & Glam: Sparkling Silver/Paradise Pink, Purple Pizzazz/Lemon Yellow, Crushed Berry/Hot Orange

We received a box of each and my girls were so excited and couldn’t wait to get creating.

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But first I had to try it, just to see how easy it was and how messy it might be.

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I made a flower – not bad for the first time I did this.

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I love purple and yellow together but not sure about on my fingers.  But it was good practice.  Again, I’m not a professional and would probably get better at this but it is pretty easy.

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I tried a bunch of different things before my girls caught me and wanted a turn.  You do need somewhat of a steady hand and some practice.

There are tons of ideas included in the box and of course you can come up with some of your own.  And you can use any nail polish as the base and then use the colors to design something.  We may do that to make these stretch more.    And if you put a clear top coat (not included) over your design, they will last longer.

Hot Designs is giving fans the chance to win the ultimate beach package including a $250 Target gift card by entering at GetHotLooks.com/contest. Just submit a selfie of your summer style using the hashtag #WinHotLooks and at-tag @GetHotLooks on Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, or @Get_Hot_Looks on Instagram to enter.

Hot Designs is just one of the products you can use to Get Hot Looks this summer.  Also on the GetHotLooks website you’ll find:

Hot Huez for instant, eye-popping color! It’s fast, easy and washes right out with shampoo – perfect for rocking color for the day or a special night out.

Hot Buns for a do-it-yourself way to make beautiful, lasting buns, minus the second pair of hands or pins. Pull together a volumized look in three easy steps to create high buns, medium buns or even low side buns. The built in hair wrap keeps stray hairs in place!

Is this something you think you might like?  If so look below and you can win some!!

 

Hot Designs Giveaway

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win Hot Designs 2 in 1 Brush & Art Pen!!

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.

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