Friday, November 29, 2013

Come to the Lands’ End Twitter Party on Cyber Monday

Today is Black Friday! Did you go shopping and find any good deals? I went out this morning and bought a few things for gifts. My daughter and I even had a free lunch because the restaurant's register wasn't working. That was a nice lunch.

Shopping from home sounds good to me after a long day out shopping.

You are invited to a party on Monday. You can attend this party from your house because it is a twitter party with lots of prizes and special values.

Details for Cyber Monday Twitter Party:

100 great giveaways and special prizes

Date: Monday, December 2, 2013

Time: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST

Hashtag: #Together

Twitter: @LandsEndPR

Instagram: @LandsEnd_PR

Where to find the best deals on restaurant gift cards this holiday season

Please be sure to visit the restaurant in person or online for complete details. Not all offers available online. Make sure you are buying the right offer when you purchase your gift card. Read the fine print and expiration dates.

Hoss's Steak and Sea House: purchase $50  worth of gift card(s) and get a $10 voucher good 1/2/14 through 3/31/14

Pew Wei: purchase a $25 worth of gift card (s) through 12/24/13 and get a FREE small entree redeemable 1/7/14  through 2/2/14

Maggiano's Little Italy: purchase $100 worth of gift cards and get $20 bonus card and a One year subscription to Food and Wine Magazine. (On The Border, Chilis, and Romano's Macaroni Grill are in the Brinker Family of restaurants with Maggiano's. See the back of the gift card if the gift card can be used at any of these locations)

Olive Garden: purchase $50 before 12/15/13 and get $10 offer good 1/1/14 through 2/9/14. Gift cards purchased in the Darden restaurant group can be used at any location listed on the back of the gift card-Red Lobster, Longhorn, Bahama Breeze. Seasons 52, The Capital Grill and a few others as noted on the back of the card.
                                                      
Red Robin: purchase a $25 gift card and get a $5.00 bonus buck free. If you order $250 worth of cards you get 20% off.



Ruby Tuesday: purchase $25 worth of gift card (s) get a $5.00 bonus coupon good 1/2/14 through 2/28/14. purchase $50 and get a $15 bonus coupon

Chick Fil A: purchase a cow calendar and get a card inside the calendar loaded with once a month free food items when you present the card.




Cosi: Purchase $50 in gift  cards and get $10 bonus card. Bonus gift card valid 11/29/2013 through 12/31/2013.

Uno Chicago Grill : purchase a $25 gift card and get a $5.00 gift card bonus.

California Pizza Kitchen: purchase $100 and get $20 bonus card 

The Cheescake Factory: purchase $25 in gift cards, online or at the restaurant between 11/29/13 through 12/31/13 and get a  "Slice of Joy card"  redeemable for a complimentary slice of cheesecake or layer cake.

 
Disclosure This information is my own knowledge and may not be exact. Please contact the said restaurant for complete details, rules and restrictions.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Review of Disney's FROZEN

On Monday night we took a sleigh ride (car) to the moving picture show for the screening of Disney's FROZEN.

It was awesome!!!


The movie is in 3D with snowflakes and icicles landing in your lap- you might want to leave your coat on for the run time. The characters will however, warm your heart enough to melt those snowflakes and icicles. The animation is spectacular. The setting is a lovely mountain town called Arendelle, it's got that old world charm, until it freezes.


Trailer - Frozen on Disney Video

There is joy, sadness, and love-true love in FROZEN. The sisters Anna an Elsa spend their childhood together until Elsa can not control her emotions and nearly kills her sister Anna by mistake. There are Kings and Queens, Prince and Princess, Kristoff,  Sven, Olaf, and a marshmallow. The marshmallow is a frozen bad character who tries to keep them all away from Elsa.

 

Anna and Kristoff team up with a sleigh and a reindeer named Sven to find Elsa after she leaves the kingdom of Arendelle.  Anna becomes gravely ill, meanwhile her prince tries to take the kingdom away from her. Maybe he is not her prince after all!!!

The ice and snow will make you want a hot cup of coca but it will  leave you with a happy warm heart to start your holiday season off with.

Two thumbs up for FROZEN!


click for my post with printables from FROZEN

"Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.
 
Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. 
 
find out more here:
 Disney.com/Frozen

Disclosure: I received admission to the screening of FROZEN for this review. The comments and views are my own.

I found the cutest gift cards at TARGET this month for holiday gift giving!

Target gift cards I purchased this month: (11/13)


 
 
Gift Card and Toy all in one:
You can put as much as you want on the card, like $5.00 or $50 if you want! The gift card does not cost extra after you put a dollar amount of the card at the register.

What to do with the gift card:
The gift card is also a fun gift to give. It makes a great Christmas gift for anyone on your list. Wrap it up in a festive gift box or slip it into a gift bag or even make a package topper out of it!.

Pick up a few gift cards for those gifts your forgot to buy or unexpected guest you need a gift for.

Where to find these gift cards:
Look on end caps for these toy/gift card combinations in TARGET stores. The card states, no fees or expiration. You can also add value to the card or ask for the card back after it's redeemed so it stays with the toy.
 
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Gift cards I bought last year and saved for this Christmas this year:
I look for these every holiday and season of the year not just at Christmas time.

 
 
 
 
Discoursure: This is not compensated or sponsored. These gift cards are my own purchases.
 

NEED FOR SPEED Trailer is here! Then see the movie in theaters March 14th, 2014







Here is the NEED FOR SPEED trailer:



images from the movie:



get social with NEED FOR SPEED:

Facebook.com/NeedForSpeed
Twitter: @NeedforSpeed
Tumblr: http://needforspeedthemovie.tumblr.com/
Instagram: @NeedForSpeed
website: TheNeedForSpeedMovie.com

Monday, November 25, 2013

See Disney's MUPPETS MOST WANTED trailer here! The movie opens in theaters everywhere March 14, 2104.

Mark your calendar for Disney's MUPPPETS MOST WANTED staring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey. Coming to a theater near you March 14, 2014.

 
Take a look at the official trailer form Muppets Most Wanted:
 


get social with the MUPPETS

Twitter: https://twitter.com/muppetsstudio
Twitter: @RealMissPiggy

 

How much popcorn can 533 people eat? Delivery Man has the answer for you!


Did you find the answer?  533 people would eat 400 gallons of popcorn!!! Pass the salt please.

DELIVERY MAN is now playing in a theater near you! check you local listings for show times.

DreamWorks Pictures’“Delivery Man” stars Vince Vaughn as affable underachiever David Wozniak, whose anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years earlier resulted in 533 children. David must now embark on a journey that leads him to discover not only his true self but also the father that he could become.

A DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment presentation, the film is written for the screen and directed by Ken Scott, based on “Starbuck,” the original screenplay written by Ken Scott and Martin Petit, and also stars Chris Pratt and Cobie Smulders. “Delivery Man” is produced by André Rouleau and executive produced by Ray Angelic, Scott Mednick and Mark Sourian.

get social with DELIVERY MAN:

Pinterest: Pinterest.com/DeliveryManFilm
Instagram: DeliveryManMovie
 
 
 


Keep your tailgate and homegate party food safe with these tips from the AD Council and USDA

It's football season and that means party food. Keep your hot foods hot and your cold foods cold. Don't let food sit out for more than 2 hours. At half time replace food that has been sitting out the first half of the game.

Visit FoodSafety.gov and learn how to keep your food safe from germs and bacteria. Keep your guest and family healthy be following food safe practices in your home.

I keep paper towels  and hand soap in an automatic dispenser in the bathroom. Each person can have a clean towel and throw it away when they are done. I also keep paper towels and liquid hand soap at the kitchen sink for guest to use.



Ad Council/USDA’s Top Tips for a Healthy Tailgate:
 
-       Bring water for cleaning if none will be available at the tailgating site. Pack clean, wet, disposable cloths or moist towelettes and paper towels for cleaning hands and surfaces.

-       Carry cold perishable food like raw hamburger patties, sausages, and chicken in an insulated cooler packed with several inches of ice, frozen gel packs, or containers of ice.

-       Be sure raw meat and poultry are wrapped securely to prevent their juices from cross-contaminating ready-to-eat food. If possible, store these foods near the bottom of the cooler, so that juices don’t contaminate other foods in the cooler.

-       If you can’t keep hot food hot during the drive to your tailgate, plan and chill the food in the refrigerator before packing it in a cooler. Reheat the food to 165 °F as measured with a food thermometer.

-       A general rule of thumb for your tailgate: keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Keep cold foods chilled to 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below and hot foods heated to 140 degrees Fahrenheit or above.

-       The two-hour rule is also in effect: food should not sit at room temperature for more than two hours so have replacements ready at half time.

-       If bringing hot take-out food (like chicken fingers, wings etc.), eat it within 2 hours of purchase (1 hour if the temperature is above 90 °F).

-       Instead of using large serving bowls, serve dips and items with dairy in smaller containers. Make several in advance and keep them chilled in the refrigerator or coolers until you need them.

-       Offer serving spoons and small plates to reduce opportunity for guests to eat items like dip and guacamole directly from the serving container (double-dipping is a no-no and can increase the chances for food contamination).-       Bring water for cleaning if none will be available at the tailgating site. Pack clean, wet, disposable cloths or moist towelettes and paper towels for cleaning hands and surfaces.

-       Carry cold perishable food like raw hamburger patties, sausages, and chicken in an insulated cooler packed with several inches of ice, frozen gel packs, or containers of ice.

-       Be sure raw meat and poultry are wrapped securely to prevent their juices from cross-contaminating ready-to-eat food. If possible, store these foods near the bottom of the cooler, so that juices don’t contaminate other foods in the cooler.

-       If you can’t keep hot food hot during the drive to your tailgate, plan and chill the food in the refrigerator before packing it in a cooler. Reheat the food to 165 °F as measured with a food thermometer.

-       A general rule of thumb for your tailgate: keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Keep cold foods chilled to 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below and hot foods heated to 140 degrees Fahrenheit or above.

-       The two-hour rule is also in effect: food should not sit at room temperature for more than two hours so have replacements ready at half time.

-       If bringing hot take-out food (like chicken fingers, wings etc.), eat it within 2 hours of purchase (1 hour if the temperature is above 90 °F).

-       Instead of using large serving bowls, serve dips and items with dairy in smaller containers. Make several in advance and keep them chilled in the refrigerator or coolers until you need them.

-       Offer serving spoons and small plates to reduce opportunity for guests to eat items like dip and guacamole directly from the serving container (double-dipping is a no-no and can increase the chances for food contamination).

visit FoodSafety.gov to learn about best food safety practices, utilize “Ask Karen,” an online database with nearly 1,500 answers to specific questions related to preventing foodborne illnesses, in both English and Spanish, or to call the USDA Meat & Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline.



 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Free 2 day shipping, no minimum order. They had me at free shipping.

I like to order gifts online, but really hate to pay the shipping. The last time I placed an order on Amazon, I signed up for Amazon Prime free 30 day trial. I got free shipping and my package was at my front door in 2 days!




You can get Amazon 30-day Free Trial too!
 Along with FREE SHIPPING, you also get these perks:
Instantly watch over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with titles for everyone
Borrow books from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library
 

Freebies today from National School Choice Week, Braille Calendar, and Kindermusik.

Students can get a FREE National School Choice Week Kit here.

Get a FREE Braille Calendar here.

Get a FREE class of Kindermusik here.

supplies are limited and offers expire so go get your freebies now!
 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving activity Freebie for the whole family

 
I found this at Wegmans Food Markets last night in the dining section of the store. We had a quick dinner before our shopping for the upcoming holiday. These are heavy card stock you can cut the cards out and fold them for place cards at the table. Each card has a bit of history about parts of the traditional meal. If you don't see them in the store ask customer service where they might be located.
 

What is in your sugar bowl? Try Swerve ®, The all natural sweetener.

Swerve® is now available! Find it in the grocery aisle or use coupon code SWITCH10 until December 31, 2013 for a 15% discount on orders at Swervesweetner.com.




What is Swerve®?
All natural sweetener
Tastes, bakes, and measures like sugar.
No bitter aftertaste like other sweeteners
Made of ingredients that have been part of the human diet for thousands of years occurring naturally in fruits and vegetables.
Use in beverages, baking, cooking, any foods you want to sweeten.
Ideal for Diabetic Lifestyle
Zero digestive discomfort
Promotes prebiotic activity
Zero Calories
No GMO
Gluten Free
Swerve is available in canisters, bags, bulk bags, and packets
Swerve is available in granular and confectioner
Tastes great

This holiday season #Swich2Swerve and use Swerve ® for all your sweet treats, baking, cooking, and beverages.

Get social:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/swervesweet
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/swerevesweetie
Pinterst: http://www.pinterest.com/swerveweetie
website: http://www.swervesweetner.com

Disclosure: I received a sample of Swerve® from Swerve®  Sweetener for this review. The comments and views are my own

 

Freebies today, free horse calendar from Farnam, and free health posters from Cabot

Get a free calendar from Farnam here. Horse lovers will like this one.

Get a free book on "get to know Germany" here

get free health posters from Cabot here

 

How Lancôme DreamTone is my pick for skin tone correction.

Do you want a skincare routine that evens out your skin tone? 

I found Lancôme DreamTone  to do just that. DreamTone® evens out my skin, covers up dark spots, (do I have those yet?), color imperfections, like redness, and  blemish marks. It's "The Customized Skin Tone Correcting Serum".

I used Lancôme DreamTone  in the fair skin tone. My mission was to use it for four weeks, once or twice a day.  I started the morning with DreamTone and in the evening under my night time moisturizer.  The serum has a really nice refreshing fragrance. The serum is light, smooth, and cool. It's easy to apply, and has good coverage for one pump of the bottle.


 
I have fair skin, lots of freckles, and need to even my skin tone out a bit. I took a handful of photos of myself, but it's still hard to see the difference on my skin, but up close in real life I can see the difference of the DreamTone  side and the side without DreamTone,
 
 

The bottle is pretty fancy, easy to use, and store easy in the medicine cabinet, or right on the bathroom counter.

 
 
 

 DreamTone is the next generation in dark spot correction. This customized skin tone correcting serum is so powerful, 72% of women dare to bare their skin.* The new DreamTone is 3 barely-tinted serums formulated to visibly correct dark spots, color imperfections and give you a more even-looking skin tone. It comes in 3 serums customized for your skin tone: 1- Fair, 2 – Medium, 3 – Dark

Join the Twitter Party and learn more about DreamTone
follow
@LancomeUSA about DreamTone and giving away some dream-worthy prizes!
When: Thursday, November 21 at 1pm ET
RSVP:
bit.ly/LancRSVP
Hashtag: #DreamTone

Lancôme DreamTone sells for $98 for a 1.3 fl oz. bottle and is available for purchase at Lancôme.com

facebook
DreamTone Web Site

Disclosure: I received a complimentary Lancôme DreamTone product from Lancôme and SheSpeaks. The comments and views are my own.

 

Free samples for your health from Poise, NeliMed, and Eucerin.

Get a free sample of Poise products here.

Get a free NeliMed or NasaFlo for your sinuses here
.
Get a free sample from Eucerin here. your choice of samples

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Freebies for Moms to be and new parents from Enafmil, Similac, Carters and OshKosh.

Get freebies when you join Enfamil Family Beginnings here a $250 value.

Get freebies and coupons when you join Similac Strong Moms here.

Get coupons and special offers from Carters and Oshkosh here

Get a free subscription to American Baby magazine here
 

Monday, November 18, 2013

$15 off a Fresh All-Natural Harvestland Turkey from BJ’s Wholesale Club when you buy 4 qualifying products.

I've got my Thanksgiving grocery list on the kitchen table today, making last minute additions and hope I don't forget to pick something up because I know next week the food store will be packed with busy shoppers, so I am going Tuesday. You can save $15 on a Fresh All Natural Harvestland Turkey at B.J.'s wholesale club. (and take your savings for Black Friday shopping at B.J's Wholesale Club)

With a purchase of four qualifying products, you’ll get $15 off a Fresh All-Natural Harvestland Turkey (10-24lb. average). see coupon below
The select items available to qualify are:

·         I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, 2 pk./30 oz.

·         Wellsley Farms® Signature Cheese Tray Sampler, 32 oz.

·         Wellsley Farms® Bacon Wrapped Scallops, 20 ct.

·         Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia, 1 qt.

·         Fresh Express Parisienne Supreme Kit, 16 oz.

·         Green Giant Russet Potatoes, 10 lb.

·         Blount Fine Foods Butternut Squash or Mashed Sweet Potatoes, 48 oz.

·         Ziploc Freezer Food Bags, 156 ct.

·         Wellsley Farms® 100% Colombian Ground Coffee, 40 oz.

The coupon can be used at any BJ’s locations now through November 27. If you’re not a club member, you can still shop and save. The wholesale club is offering a Free 60-Day Trial Membership, which can be activated until December 31.  The risk-free, trial membership consists of full-member benefits and no surcharge.

 
 

Free food samples from Komodo, Bragg, and Taco Cabana

Get a free sample of  KOMODO Soy Sauce here

Get a free sample of BRAGG nutritional samples here

Get a free fajita taco when you join TACO CABANA here


Friday, November 15, 2013

FLASHDANCE, The Musical comes to Academy of Music this November

 
 

Disney's MALEFICENT trailer and images are out! See them here today.




"From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconicvillain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well."


Did you watch the trailer? I'm wondering is she good or bad? Mark your calendar for this Summer's film adventure.
 

Maleficent comes to a theater near you on May 30, 2014

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville


 

Like MALEFICENT on Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyMaleficent

Follow Disney on Twitter: @DisneyPictures




Official website: disney.com/Maleficent 

 

See the official trailer from NOAH, with a cast of Russell Crowe, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson





NOAH

Synopsis: After visions of an apocalyptic deluge, Noah, the world’s only righteous man, is chosen to undertake a divine mission to build a massive ark to save his family and all of creation before the impending rains fall and the flood waters rise.

Cast
: Russell Crowe, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson
Director
: Darren Aronofsky

Well, I am glad we have rainbows and the promise of not another flood like that. How did Noah know what to do, and who to take on the ARK. I will have to watch the movie to learn more, how about you? Will you be going to see NOAH when it comes to a theater near you?

 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Giveaway from TREAT, personalize all your holiday gifts from TREAT's easy to use ordering




 The holiday time is getting closer. I bought my first Christmas gift yesterday, online of course! Shopping is a breeze from web sites I like. One place I love to order personalized cards and gifts is from Treat. You can add photos of the family, the pets, or other photo you want to share, then personalize the card with a message and signature. Treat will even mail the card right to the recipient. How easy is that, very easy. This year shop Treat’s one-to-one holiday card collection and send your friends and family one of a kind cards and gifts personalized by you.



Is there someone on your list that would love a personalized iphone case, mug, photo easel, prints, and stationery? You can add photos to these gifts you personalize from Treat  and light up their holiday. A gift for the office desk, an iphone case, a coffee mug with the kids photo or prints for the living room. all make great gifts, personalized by you.


Treat now offers digital cards.  Most cards from Treat now have a digital option.




Enter the giveaway
For your chance to win 1 mug and 1 set of personal stationery enter the raffelcopter.
One winner will be chosen on 11/21/13.
Open to residents of USA.

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

FREE subscription to Motorcyclist Magazine and request your FREE sample of Seattles's Best Coffee

Get a free subscription to Motorcyclist Magazine here. All you need to do is fill out the form with your shipping info and wait for it to show up in your mailbox. Makes a great gift, a free gift!

Get a free sample of Seattle's Best Coffee from their facebook page here. Fill out your name, email, and address to have your's sent to you. Enjoy your free magazine and coffee or give them both as holiday gifts.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Marvel's THOR The Dark World now playing in a theater near you. See the official trailer in HD here!

 


here are a few images from the film:
 
 
 
 
Like THOR on Facebook: Facebook.com/Thor
Follow THOR on Twitter: Twitter.com/ThorMovies
Visit the website: www.marvel.com/thor
 
 

Get these free sampls for Monday from QUIT tea, YOGI tea, and Eucerin Lotion.


Happy Monday!
But most of all Happy Veterans Day, and thank you to all the veterans and active military service members.


Here are your free samples for Monday:

get a free sample of QUIT tea here. This is a stop smoking tea.

send a friend two well wish tea bags from YOGI tea here.

get free samples from Eucerin lotion. fill out the easy form here to get yours sent to you.



ARM&HAMMER™ has a new Foot Care collection. It's cool mist of relief.

It's the season of hot and humid weather. Hot weather and I are just not friends. Arm and Hammer has two new invisible sprays, one for...