VW Camper Van Kid Play Tent Giveaway (9/17 ~ 10/08)

Here’s a cool prize for the kiddos. Save it for a birthday or another upcoming holiday. It’s definitely a the gift that keeps on giving. Good luck everyone!

 

Amy & Aron’s Real Life Reviews
is so happy to be hosting the
VW Camper Van Kid Play Tent Giveaway
9/17 to 10/08
Open to US & Canada
 
One Lucky Winner will receive 1 VW Camper Van Kid Play Tent, 1 Lunch Bag, and 1 Pencil Case; valued at $95.98.
 
This is a great package for any kid in your life, perfect to start that stock pile for Christmas gift giving. You can see Amy & Aron’s Real Life Reviews complete review, CLICK HERE
A very special thank you to all of my awesome co-hosts.
Thank you so much to all of the bloggers participating in this giveaway. Without you, it wouldn’t be quite as much fun.
 
Now for the fun stuff. This giveaway is open to US & Canada. There are daily bonus entries for sharing this giveaway on your social media channels. I can’t ask you to “Like” our pages but, if you see something you like, let us know so we can bring you more of it. We LOVE it when you LIKE our pages. 
 
 
 

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Thank you for taking the time out to enter into the giveaway. If you have any questions please feel free to email Amy & Aron’s Real Life Reviews at grovesamy81@gmail.com 


Winner will be mailed prize directly from The Monster Factory. No Bloggers Participating in this giveaway are responsible for shipping the prize.

Time for Coffee Giveaway (9/17 ~ 10/17)

A Pear of Sisters is excited to participate in this giveaway. Where one winner can will get the following prize -(1) Bowflex Classic C10 Sttrapless Heart Rate Monitor and the Two Rivers Mega Coffee Sampler Kcup Pack. As always, GOOD LUCK!

Host: Here We Go Again..Ready?

Co-hosts: Mama Banana’s Adventures, Michigan Saving and More, Davids DIY, Stylish Momme

facebook giveaway I want to thank all the bloggers that are helping celebrate with me! This giveaway is to celebrate Here We Go Again…Ready’s 10,000 Facebook fans. What a better way to celebrate than giving everyone the chance to win awesome prizes! The Bowflex Classic C10 Strapless Heart Rate Monitor is great for anyone that is trying to exercise their way to health. I love mine, I can easily check my pulse while doing my exercises to make sure I’m in the best range to lose weight. Two Rivers Coffee is awesome! It is the best coffee on the market in my opinion. For a full review click here. One lucky reader will win the Bowflex Classic C10 Sttrapless Heart Rate Monitor and the Two Rivers Mega Coffee Sampler Kcup Pack. This giveaway is US, 18 or older. Only one entrant per household. Giveaway ends on 10/21 11:59 PM EST . Winner will be notified by email and has 24 hours to respond. If there is no response during that time a new winner will be chosen. Good Luck Everyone!!!

The bloggers promoting this giveaway are not responsible for prize distribution. The sponsor will be responsible to distribute the prize. This contest is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media.

iCoffee Single Brewer Giveaway (9/16 ~ 10/01)

iCoffee Opus Single Serve Brewer Giveaway!

iCoffee Opus Giveaway

Who doesn’t love coffee? I ca tell you that I never used to be coffee drinker but since starting to work night shifts – Coffee is my best friend!

Sponsored by: iCoffee

Hosted by: Thoughts and Reviews

Co-Hosted by: Michigan Saving and More, Trying To Go Green, Creative House Blog, Giveaway Frenzy, Davids DIY, Love, Mrs. Mommy

ONE lucky person will win an iCoffee Opus Single Serve Brewer.

iCoffee Opus features:

-SpinBrew technology; spins, steams and stirs inside the cup

-Dial-a-Brew; 4 to 12 ounces, in 1/2 ounce increments

-75 ounce water reservoir

-Automatic shut-off

-Energy saver mode

-Removable drip tray

-Works with; K-Cup, OneCup, RealCup

-One year manufacturer’s warranty

Included:

iCoffee Opus

Bonus iCup reusable cup

6-count variety coffee pod starter pack

Thoughts and Reviews received an iCoffee Opus Single Serve Brewer, which you can read here. The iCoffee Opus is awesome! Thoughts and Reviews is in love with my iCoffee Opus and would definitely recommend it. Whether you have used single serve brewers before or this would be your first time, this is a must-have item.

Giveaway dates:

September 16th through October 1st at 11:59 PM EST.

Open to:

United States residents

GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure: Thoughts and Reviews did receive an iCoffee in exchange for honest review. However, was not paid for the giveaway. The sponsor will be responsible for shipment of prize, not Thoughts and Reviews or any of the other bloggers participating. The giveaway dates are 9/16 – 10/1. Open to US residents. The winner will be emailed after the giveaway ends. If no response is received within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media.

Pooch Perks Box Giveaway (9/12 – 9/26)

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A Pear of Sisters is proud to participate in it’s first ever PET giveaway! How cool would it be to win this Pooch Box for your companion and four-legged family member?

Hosted by: Queen of Reviews, Deliciously SavvyIMHO Views, Reviews and Giveaways, Michigan Saving and MoreBlogger Nicole & Barbara’s Beat

Sponsor: PoochPerks

Prize: Pooch Perks Popular Pooch Box

Tailored for the discerning pooch and their owners, each box includes an assortment of treats Made in the USA and toys that are held to the same rigorous standards as children’s toys.

Dates: 9/12-9/26

Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!

 

 

Disclaimer: The owner of www.APearofSisters.com will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. The owner of A Pear of Sisters did not receive compensation for this post and is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

$100 Amazon Gift Card(s) Giveaway (9/10 ~ 9/23)

A Pear of Sisters is proud to participate in the following giveaway where participants are able win one of (5) $100 Amazon gift cards. Would definitely come in handy!

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Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms.

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In today’s promotion for the Fisher-Price Kick and Play Piano, it started out at $26.99 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates until it reaches $12.00 (56% off).

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You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!

 

Do you want to give it a try?  This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.

 

Giveaway: Win one of five $100 Amazon Gift Cards

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of this Play Piano and you will be entered to win one of five $100 Amazon gift cards. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!  Please click on the red sentence on the form to follow and get more entries.

This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 9/23/15. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes and will contact the winners. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. As always, the best of luck!

 

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Stocking up on Diapers


huggiesI have a preteen and teenager and they’re both girls. Pray for me, please! When we found out that we were pregnant with our little boy it was both a surprise and a little scary. Who would’ve thought we’d be starting all over to diaper changing and bottle-warming while also managing to deal with college fairs, prom and middle school.

But oh! What a wonderful little journey this LO has been! He’s the perfect addition to our already zany family and he brings more joy to each and every one of our days. I knew he would, but it seemed daunting at first. How would we prepare for him? Could we do anything up front to save some money?

One of the things we did do was to stock up on diapers and wipes. You can never have enough, right? Well you actually can. There is no perfect science to this but I found a great site that helped me figure out how many of each size I should buy.

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Sometimes I bought more of one size than the site suggested and that was really because I didn’t want to really spend money on Newborn size diapers. They don’t seem to last long in that size especially since you pretty much stop using them after the baby’s umbilical stump dries and falls off. I was never picky on brand either. I bought the ones that were the best price. With that said, the brands I purchased were Luvs, Pampers and Huggies. Luvs usually being the best price.

While this site has two average amounts of diapers used in each size you may find yourself using more of one size than the other. I ended up buying mega packs, which contain upwards of 150 – 200 diapers in each box. Just adapt your numbers and try not to go to overboard. At one point we had towers of diaper boxes all over the house. Use the space you have so your home doesn’t look like a diaper factory. Under the crib worked really well as well as closets and the garage. Like any other stockpile you create remember you’ll need space. In-laws and other family members may also have some space for your stockpile, if needed.

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I scoured the Internet for the best prices in supermarkets, online, baby shops, drug stores, just about everywhere! And stock up we did. He’s five months old and I haven’t had to purchase a pack of diapers yet! I did go overboard buying one extra jumbo pack but I donated that pack to a friend having her little one. I didn’t feel bad at all that so far I’ve only had one extra pack of diapers. Also, it’s a good idea to keep them in the boxes for a couple of reasons.

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  1. If the store you purchased them from accepts returns. Babies R’Us accepts returns of any item that was purchased from your registry. If you end up having extras and you purchased them from your registry/Babies R’Us, you can return them or exchange them or another size. (Confirm with your store as policies are always changing)
  2. If you can’t return them keeping them in the box looks much better if you gift them to someone. Even if they’re still in the shrink-wrap.

Because of my stockpiling I didn’t end up asking for diapers on my registry but guest still purchased some. You really can’t plan for that or even help it. Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I was not paid for this post. I didn’t receive any samples for writing this post. It’s my own opinion and just a summary of an issue I had. All content provided on A Pear of Sisters blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site.

 

The owner of www.APearofSisters.com will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Exclusive Pumping Works

Like many new moms…I had trouble breastfeeding my LO. In the hospital, he was latching on but he ended up losing more than 10% of his body weight. This was when the pediatrician in the hospital recommended supplementing with formula. I was so upset because I was determined to breast feed my LO. Anyway, I supplemented with formula in the hospital like the pediatrician recommended because of the importance of his nutrition. (through tears, of course!) BUT, I also requested the nurses provide me with a hospital-grade breast pump and I started pumping so I could build my supply while he drank formula. Initially, I produced NADA. Not even enough colostrum to make a drop in a bottle but I persevered. I would make a little over an ounce at each session and would pump every two hours.

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I started producing enough milk to wean him off the formula and even build a freezer stash. It wasn’t easy but there are so many forums available to moms who are breastfeeding with troubles. I did my homework before my little one was born because I had trouble with my first two children (Over 12 years Ago!) Back then people weren’t really posting their issues the way they do now. I ended up weaning him off the formula and he was drinking strictly breast milk after two weeks. I rented the hospital grade pump from Babies R’ US for 3 months and it cost me approximately $160. No discounts can be applied to the rental either. It was worth it. I also started using supplements initially like Fenugreek and at one point I even used the supplement drink Milky and while that did help substantially it can be expensive. I’ve been strictly pumping for 5 months. Yes, it’s definitely a labor of love because you’re cleaning up more bottles and pumps pieces. It can be time consuming but I can definitely do it. I include my entire family in on the process and I’m not afraid to ask for help with the baby while I pump or help with washing or sterilizing the pump pieces.  The benefits of breastfeeding outweigh the inconvenience of pumping. For those moms who formula feed – I get it, believe me I do and I understand some moms are not even able to feed even with the steps I took. I formula feed both of my girls. But here’s something that worked for me. I still pump at work and now I’m finding challenges to pump while working 12-hour shifts. I hope to continue feeding pumped milk for as long as I can pump the supply. If you found yourself or find yourself in the hospital having this problem after delivering your pride and joy understand you’re not the only one. I found the following links helpful in this pumping journey. Good luck!!!

http://community.babycenter.com/groups/a4592405/the_exclusive_pumpers

http://community.babycenter.com/post/a31446073/top_10_frequently_asked_questions_about_exclusively_pumping_and_other_tips_-_updated

http://kellymom.com

Disclaimer:

I was not paid for this post. I didn’t receive any samples for writing this post. It’s my own opinion and just a summary of an issue I had. All content provided on A Pear of Sisters blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site.

 

The owner of www.APearofSisters.com will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

 

 

 

Free Samples with PinchMe.com

I absolutely love samples!

  1. It’s a great way to try a product before investing the money.
  2. Who doesn’t love FREE.

One great site for getting your sample on is Pinch me. Every month Pinch me offers its participants the opportunity to “fill” their sample box with the available products. If you’re not quick though the samples may be gone by the time you get to “fill” your sample box. What’s great about Pinch me is that they tell you the date and time to get your fill on! You can set it on your phone/calendar and be ready to get your sample on. For the month of August I got the most samples because I planned to be ready for it.

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Took the picture after I opened the Special K! Chips Sour Cream & Onion Cracker Chips though. Sorry, long day and they were delicious! So get your sample on and try pinchme.com. I’m sure you’ll be happy you did!

 

Disclaimer:

I was not paid for this post. I received samples from Pinch me ~ as you can too if you join. My opinions are my own! All content provided on A Pear of Sisters blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site.

The owner of www.APearofSisters.com will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

 

Georgia Aquarium Prize Pack Giveaway

Just entered a great giveaway for a great prize pack at the Georgia Aquarium. It’s a short little quiz about the life of a sea turtle and their hatchlings. Click here to enter. Pretty simple quiz that gets you a chance to win the following.

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Good luck! My kids and I love this aquarium ~ especially the Dolphin Show!

Huggies Wipes 648 count refill for $6.78 w/coupon + Free Ship w/ S&S

Great price on Huggies wipes 648 count for $10.97 and there’s a clip-able coupon for $2.00 off and if you use the Subscribe and Save Option you’ll get it for $8.78 – $2.00 coupon bringing your first order to $6.78. Then you can cancel the S&S option if you’d like after the first shipment. Good price on a large refill amount like this which was originally $10.97

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Huggies Simply Clean Baby Wipes, Refill, 648 Count