Gamesville ~ Reel Cash Critters Review

I’ve always loved a good game to take my mind of the crazy for a while. We I got to play just that on Gamesville – Reel Cash Critters. It’s a slot machine where you pay with virtual Gamesville currency (GV’s) which puts you in the running to win cash prizes from $5-$10. There are even mini-games if you are a Gold member. While you’re playing some woodland critters graze your screen.

 What’s really cool about the game is that there is a team battle aspect. You’re either put on the Skunk Team or the Raccoon Team. When the battle starts, you have the option of either skipping the battle or choosing to go into the room where the battle takes place. There are six battles throughout the day and some even give out cash prizes!

Real Cash Critters isn’t the only game that offers cash prizes, either. Some have jackpots of up to $10K! The jackpot is doubled for Gold members. New members click here to get 10,000 GV’s added to your account! Be sure to Follow Gamesville on Twitter and/or Facebook
This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a Gamesville Gold Membership and compensation for my time investment and work on this campaign. 

Tips to Master the Morning Mayhem ~ Common Sense Media

We are slowly approaching the final week of September and I have to ask myself how well has it been so far. The kids started school again. I started school again. Everyone is busy including the pets. If it wasn’t for hubby’s militant wake-up skills, I’m not sure how we would do it. In this article by Common Sense Media, they ask an important question. Do you let you kids watch T.V.  in the morning? (weekdays of course) In our home it’s just not an option everyone’s got to be somewhere ASAP. I’d have to pry the kids from the T.V. to get anywhere on time. Parents weigh in on this topic and offered suggestions. Check out the article here.

Shoprite Gives Back ~ Cans for Fans

I enjoy shopping at Shoprite. I find that most times it has the best savings for my buck and I love the rewards I earn shopping there. (ie. airline miles, free products, etc.) In addition Shoprite gives back and that’s always great to hear. In 2011, ShopRite donated 40,000 cans of food to local food banks in commemoration of 40 years of Can Can savings by way of its famous, annual Can Can Sale. Now in its 41st year, the Can Can Sale has become extra special with the “Cans for Fans” Facebook program, which enables fans to get involved in the fight against hunger. During the 2012 Can Can Sale (1/5 – 1/21), ShopRite will donate one can of food (up to 50,000 cans) to local food banks in the communities it serves, on behalf of every new ShopRite Facebook fan. Now you can help too!

Like ShopRite on Facebook here! The more “Likes” that ShopRite receives, the more cans it will donate to those in need – it’s that simple!

Visit ShopRite’s “Get Can Canned” website at www.ShopRiteCanCan.com, to upload a personal photo and become a virtual ShopRite Can Can dancer; the image can be emailed to friends, shared on Facebook or Twitter account, or posted to ShopRite’s official Facebook page

Visit www.ShopRite.com for the Can’t Can’t Wait Sale Preview on Sunday, January 1st

Information was provided to me by ShopRite through MyBlogSpark.

Great places to spend those Xmas Gift Cards

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday and got everything on their Christmas lists. I have a bunch of gift cards I need to spend. Am I excited – Totally! But, I was thinking about waiting until after the holiday return/exchange/can’t find parking scenario cooled down before I actually started to have fun with them. That was the plan…but it’s so hard to do with all the great sales. I’ve started already though online and even went to the mall this past weekend. Lot’s of retailers are posting post-xmas sales but more importantly their end-of-year sales. I’ve compiled a list of some really great deals online as well as some discount codes. They’re not in any particular order ~ just me being random. Oh and if you have any savings vouchers you haven’t used yet, like Eversave, now may be one of the best times to do so. Happy Shopping to ya!

Best Buy ~ I’m a faux techy gal. I’d like to say that I am actually techy…the truth is I love gadgets! Just don’t ask me an specs on the product. Best Buy and I had an excellent relationship this season. I utilized their in store pick-up a couple of times. Right now they have some excellent deals, including $39.99 for a 12 month Xbox Live Membership Card. (Includes free shipping too) Usually runs for $59.99. Also for $39.99 the Wii Udraw System. I just purchased this for my nephew’s birthday for $69.99. (Don’t look at me like that – I already feel bad about over-spending.) The Udraw system is also available for PS3 & Xbox for $39.99. Not sure how long it’s gonna last – so if you’ve got a gift card try to use it before the sale ends!
See this Week’s Featured Offers and Choose the Perfect Holiday Gift!
Hot Topic ~ Is currently having a Hot Mess Clearance. Up to 75% off including $2.99 for accessories and $4.99 for T-shirts. Not a bad idea to start packing away for some upcoming birthdays. Especially for that finicky teenager. What’s XTRA great is on top of their clearance prices you can get an additional 20% off purchases over $60! But this ends on January 2nd so HURRY! This is a Double-Dip Deal especially if you’re using a gift card.
Get 20% off orders $60+ w/ promo code HTA20DEC. Shop for the holidays now! Ends 1/2
Claire’s is having an End of Season Sale w/ an additional 50% off red line items (prices are already marked). They even have free shipping for orders over $45.00. I saw some very nice hair accessories for under $2.
Save an EXTRA 50% on Already Reduced Redline Items @ claires.com

Cooking.com is having a clearance sale. As with many clearance sales the items are in limited supply. Also, if spending more than $150, they are offering $20 off. When adding something to my cart…I received a 1 year subscription for Martha Stewart Living Magazine (Suggested Retail – $14.95). Offer details indicate that it’s included with a qualifying purchase of $50 or more. What’s really nice is that if you’re already have a current subscription or prefer not to receive the magazine, they are offering to refund the $14.95 back to you. Very Nice Cooking.com! Not sure how long this one will last. I received this offer when I added the Le Creuset 5pc Cherry Soup for Supper Set. $20 off of $150 offer ends 12/31/11
$20 Off Orders of $150! Use Coupon Code C94834 Exp 12/31/11
 

Let me know the excellent deals you score!

Burger King Crown Program & Giveaway



I was asked to review Burger King’s New Crown Program. Wow. Can I just say that when I first received my package to review, I was excited. I was excited because the package was so full of color and fun faces and characters, it brought me back to my childhood, remember when you ordered a kids meal and it came in this incredible box full of activities? You almost forget that your meal was inside because you had so much fun with the outside of this fun filled box… well, almost. Within this package is an interactive, pop up sort of cut out box where the kids can play ring toss, a matching game, a “what doesn’t belong here” game, a jewel cut away to make shapes and the best part, a crown…

Whose the BK Kid? ME!!!

Inside the box was a BK CROWN CARD valued at $25 to purchase a kids meal featuring the BK CROWN PACKAGE, instructions for their website – www.BkCrown.com – your child can use the code to play interactive games online. The BEST part (or at least my favorite) is that your son/daughter will have the opportunity to decide what charity they’d like BKC to donate to. Their choices are Wildlife Conservation Society, National Parks Conservation Association, DonorsChoose.org and Have It Your Way™ Foundation. By visiting BKCrown.com, kids learn how BKC’s charitable partners make a difference. Upon entering BK CROWNTM/MC Codes and clicking on their favorite cause, each kid’s vote helps BK® choose which charity to give back to. I think this is an unbelievable feature for the kids to let them know that their opinion really matters especially in such a charitable decision making process.

Also at BURGER KING®, for just $9.99 your family can enjoy the “BK™ Family Bundle” which includes a WHOPPER® sandwich, WHOPPER JR.® sandwich., two small fries, two small soft drinks and a Kids Meal. Now that’s a deal!

And now for the giveaway…Yay! One lucky winner will receive…
BK CROWNTM/MC Program prize pack will contain:
(1) $25 BURGER KING® Crown Card* to purchase a kids meal featuring the BK
CROWNTM/MC Program.

Thank you to the generous folks at MyBlogSpark & BKCROWNTM/MC for offering such a wonderful prize to one lucky Pear reader! Please follow the simple rafflecopter instructions below to enter! Giveaway ends on 12/3.

Disclosure: The BK CROWNTM/MC Program prize pack, information and
coupon have been provided by Burger King Corporation through
MyBlogSpark.

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I Can – Nice Thought

So as fall starts to trickle in, the year is slowly coming to an end. I reflect on things that I haven’t done, was afraid to do, or those thoughts that made me feel like I couldn’t do or complete something. As I read this little message/poem today, I felt empowered to post this. I hope it inspires you as it has me. -Jessica

I Can

Did is a word of achievement,

Won’t is a word of retreat,

Might is a word of bereavement,

Can’t is a word of defeat,

Ought is a word of duty,

Try is a word each hour,

Will is a word of beauty,

Can is a word of power.

- Author Unknown

 

A decade later – 9/11

So I wasn’t sure what I could say about today. I know I can say everyone will remember what they were doing when first reports came in on this day. I know what I was doing, where I was, and what was flooding through my mind.

Now ten years later…let’s not forget those who risked their lives that day to save one, those who lost one, and those who are still feeling daily repercussions of that day. Thank you to all first responders for all you risk in your day-to-day activities and your selflessness.