Super Mom VoxBox

IMG_1037So the wonderful people at Influenster have chosen yours truly to get the Super Mom VoxBox (super hero voice…with echo).

I love Influenster! They give me the opportunity to try some awesome new products, give my honest opinion on them and get badges which show everyone what an awesome Influenster I am (which in turn qualifies me for yet more Vox Boxes)! These boxes are like Christmas time for me every time I get one.

This Super Mom VoxBox contains some truly cool products…


(2) Pilot – Acroball Pens – They write really smooth. I’m usually a Pilot G2 user but I may have found my new best pen.


Suave Kids – Purely Fun 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. The bottle indicates its hypoallergenic, no parabens or dyes and tear free. My little one likes anything that’s bubble friendly so this most certainly hit the spot at bath time.

Suave Coconut Oil Infusion Damage Repair Oil Treatment – This isn’t your mom’s old school stick a tube in a cup of hot water oil treatment either. It comes in a pump bottle, isn’t heavy at all and provides shine with a pleasant scent. I can’t attest for the repair yet but I’m all for repairing these curls. Post baby hair is no-fun.

Secret Outlast Deodorant Xtend – Definitely a purse/travel size and I do like the scent. IMG_1043

Palmolive Fusion Clean with baking soda and lime. It’s supposed to remove food that’s been stuck on for 24 hours! While I won’t be waiting 24 hours, I can’t wait to see how this works on my stainless steel pots that everything seems to stick to….I’ll post once I’ve gotten to try it.


Plackers Flossers in Fruit Smoothie Swirl – Hey anything that gets these kids excited about flossing works for me. Plus they’ve got fluoride and are BPA free. The sample pack of three came in fun colors grips made for those little fingers. image2

A Coupon for a free Daisy Sour Cream Squeeze Bottle – Taco night here we come!

All these great items to review…I do feel like I’ve got tools that help me be the Super Mom I already knew I was. Thanks Influenster! Smooches

Samples at Walgreens

So…while shopping in my local neighborhood Walgreens, I noticed a jar in the beauty department with various sample products. I asked the cashier, very politely, if I could help myself to a sample. She said sure. I noticed there were different products and I asked her if I was able to have one of each. She smiled and filled my bag with on of each product sample. I was happy! Nothing like going into your local store for one mascara and coming out with 10 samples too. My suggestion friends, stop by the beauty section at your local Walgreens and ask if they have any new product samples. Just saying!

Here’s my sample stash from Walgreens.IMG_1054

Apple & Eve Organic VoxBox




I had the opportunity to review Apple & Eve’s new juice products through VoxBox…

Apple & Eve Organics – Orange Pineapple (No Sugar Added)

Apple & Eve Organic Quenchers – Berrylicious Lemonade, Razzberry Apple Splash, Fruit Punch Burst


The kids couldn’t wait to try the juices. I had to rush and put them in the fridge as soon as I opened the box. BOY! Of course I wanted first dibs on the No Sugar Added  – Orange Pineapple. Delicious! A little thicker in consistency than regular juice as most juices are that contain pineapple juice.The kids also loved it. It didn’t last more than a day or two in the fridge. The kids love the convenience of be able to take juice boxes on the go and I love being able to give my children products with these ingredients. Here are some nutrition facts obtained from on the Orange Pineapple beverage where you can also obtain a coupon for the product! Thanks Apple & Eve

Serving Size 8 fl oz (240ml)
Serving Per Container 4
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 0
Total Fat 0g
Sodium 15mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
Sugars 30g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 100%





I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. While I did receive these products for free my ideas and opinions are my own.

Pinch Me – October


So I received my October Pinch me Box.


I love opening a box of goodies. Especially when they are free and I get to try out products I may look over in the supermarket due to price and the fact that I don’t really “know” the product.

PinchmeOctWell this month’s Pinch Me Box had the following goodies….

Advil PM Caplets

Milk Bone Daily Vitamin Treats

Dentek Comfort Clean Floss

Scotch Brite Extreme Scrub Sponge

Bordeaux Butt Paste

Skinny Pop Popcorn

A coupon for Iams Dog Food and a $100 Wine Voucher.

Loved to have the opportunity to try these products out and I after I’ve tried them I get to log onto Pinch Me and provide my feedback. If you like trying out products and giving your review, I would recommend Pinch Me.

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, 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 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 @ 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! 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 – – 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, and Have It Your Way™ Foundation. By visiting, 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

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

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