$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

6 Months Free UPS My Choice Membership

images-3If you’ve ever wanted to take advantage of UPS Premium services under their My Choice membership, here’s your chance to do it for free for 6 months!

Here’s how to do it.

1. Log in to your UPS My Choice Account.

2. It should come up with the Calendar. If not, click “Access UPS My Choice” under tracking.

3. Then click Manage Delivery Addresses which is at the top on the right.

4. Under Change membership level click the hyperlink that says “Upgrade to Premium”.

5. At that point you will have to enter credit card information but you will not be charged as long as you enter in the promo code BLKZZMOT5 in the promotion code box. Then click “Apply Promotion Code”  and then Next. So that you are not charged after the 6 months are over automatically you can go under preferences and edit membership information to DO NOT AUTO RENEW MEMBERSHIP it’s a check box under your demographics area.

Let me know if you have any problems. Great way to try the service and with 6 months that puts us right into Christmas – LOVE IT!!!

Kellogg’s Family Rewards Code

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For those of you have who have the Kellogg’s Family Reward$ Accounts here are some codes for points.  Also you have until 7/25/14 to add 5 codes from ANY 5 packages of Kellogg’s cookies or crackers by 7/25/2014 and get 1,000 BONUS POINTS. 
You can earn this bonus twice.
BACKTOSCHOOL2014 – 50 points
BROOKSTONESWEEPS – 50 points
Also, great giveaway at Kellogg’s Family Reward$ Accounts where there is a $100 winner every hour until 10/28/14. Check out here for more information.
If you don’t have an account yet – you can sign up and receive points towards rewards like coupons off Kellogg’s products, gift cards, sweepstakes entries, and more.

 

The Ultimate Crayola Experience Giveaway

Can you believe that Crayola is going to be celebrating their 110th birthday?! The 8 original crayons are throwing a birthday bash.
You can join in on the fun and enter to Win a trip for 4 to celebrate their birthday at the Grand Opening of the all new Crayola Experience coming this May, 2013.
Visit the Crayola Facebook page and click enter now for your change to win.

Information found within this post was provided by Crayola. I was not paid to post this information. I will receive a limited edition 110 birthday pack for posting this information.

Big G Dreamworks Giveaway

Hello all you beautiful readers!

For a special time (until March 15th or while supplies last) Big G and DreamWorks Animation have teamed up to create four collectible DVD samplers containing content from Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar, just for you. Each DVD contains fun episodes, behind the scenes footage and bonus material from your favorite DreamWorks Animation movies. Hurry and collect all four! Plus, look for an exclusive sneak peak at “The Croods” coming to theaters, March 22, 2013 ~ that’s tonight. I’ll be taking the kids to see it this weekend. Girl time!

You can only receive these four collectible DVD samplers by purchasing specially marked boxes of your favorite Big G cereal, seen below.

General Mills & BlogSpark gave me and the girls the coolest gift pack. It contained the following. 

 

Your gift pack will contain:

Set of 4 DreamWorks Animation DVD samplers
The Croods: Grub’s Survival Book
The Croods: Movie Novelization Book
Film Reel tin filled with some of your favorite movie theater treats
Combined Retail Value: $53

In addition, they are allowing me to give a fabu gift pack away! So enter below and good luck!

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Disclosure:  The information, products and General Mills gift packs were provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.