Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dominos Giveaway Winner

The winner for the Dominos Gift Card Giveaway is #3 of 39 comments

Ai Mei said...

I voted for Plunging to earth with BASE jumpers at Bridge Day 2010.

The winner(s) have been sent an email. He/She will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Winners were chosen by Random.org

Monday, August 30, 2010

Studioahimsa Etsy - Sponsor Spotlight

Tazim of Studioahimsa Etsy Store is sponsoring a giveaway on my blog in September. She partners with her best friend and have their artwork and Jewelry on Etsy.com. Their products are inspired by Canada and other landscape, animal, and nature generally. This duo strives to respect all living things.
Their first Etsy Shop is Studioahimsa. Studioahimsa features beautiful artwork. They specialize in stationery and limited edition prints. Linocut is their specialty. Their products are created with 100% post-consumer recycled paper.
Her second Etsy Store is is Two Bears One Heart. This store features all her hand made jewelry. These pieces are ...Well, Gorgeous can not describe them! They are Beyond Beautiful! They use Turquoise, Tiger Eye and Jasper, Lemon Quartz and much more.

One other great thing about Studioahimsa/TwoBearsOneHeart is that they are willing to ship to the United States, Canada and they also Ship Internationally.

And for checking out this posting today, you are able to take advantage of the Bonus Entries for this great upcoming giveaway. Don't forget to check back on September 15th to see the Great giveaway that Studioahimsa is sponsoring on MI Savings.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The winner is...

And the Winner is....
#1 - Anonymous said... LOVE the ADD shirt!!!

There were 58 comments. The winner was chosen by Random.org

Winners will have 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond, another winner will be chosen by random.org.

Congrats! and Keep checking for more giveaways!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


And the Winners Are:

Terracycle Lunchbox -
#37 Katychick said...
i follow you on fb and twitter

Rock N Learn Dvd -
#26 janetfaye said...
I like Reading Comprehension.

#2 April said....
i learned that it doesn't sting or irritate

Master Lock
#4 degood said....
I follow you on twitter as kmayans

Congrats to all the winners.
Winners have 48 hours to respond to the email sent or another winner will be chosen in his/her place.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Pen to Paper Challenge

I have recently became a Pearista. Being a Pearista means I am part of a group of Bloggers Sponsored by Pear Tree Greatings "that value the power of connecting through Stationary", and other cards. Also with this great privilege, I can keep you up to date on any of the specials going on through the months.

August is Baby Month. Any Baby related Products is eligible for 15% off. This includes Birth Announcements, Baby Shower Invites, Baptism Invites, Baby Related Thank you Cards and Much more.To get 15% off any baby related products use Code PEARAUG10. There is no minimum purchase Required.

This month they are having a Pen to Paper Challenge. This is where you take time away from the computer or the cell phones and actually Hand Write a letter or even a small message to someone. I was out of town for the 1st week of the challenge, So I am a week behind. So this week I will be writing 2 notes on my New Pear Tree Greetings Note cards.

The first of the two note cards is going to be sent to family we have in Georgia. We converse online, but there's still that connection that pen and paper can bring. It is just a small little note to say that they are loved and we miss them. We havent been able to aford to take a vacation down there in almost 2 years (love the economy). Its gotten expensive since my son now is older than 2 and requires to be a full price ticket. And non of us have the patience to drive 10-12 hours to get there :(. I did enclose the additional card so if they would like to write back, they can...or they can pass it on to someone else. like a pay it forward.

The second will be to a friend just a few hours away. Thanking them for the great time we had when visiting last. My son made 2 new friends...and I wanted to share a pic of all 3 kids with them. I cant wait to visit them again. It was a blast, and my son was in total heaven. Once again, I did enclose the additional cards, so they can either write back or take that to write to someone else.

Lets see if we can keep this going. This is a great idea. A pen and paper letter/note is way more meaningful that a text message or an email. I have always been a person for hand written notes. I find it easier to express myself when I am holding the pen. Like it becomes a part of me...and words tend to flow easily. Not so much when I am typing. Maybe it is because spell check doesnt like some of my words (like my name) and does that Silly red squiggly underline...You definatly dont get spell check on a hand written letter. That's what makes it the best!

Keep Tuned!

Boogie Wipes Winner

The winner is
Penny W said... member of the boogie bunch
Winner was chosen by Random.org
Winner(s) will be receiving an email from me today, they have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Zevia Review and Giveaway

Are you looking for a Zero Calorie Soda? How about an All Natural Pop? Zevia has the best of both worlds to offer you! They feature All Natural and Zero Calorie Sodas.
Zevia has 7 different flavors to offer. These flavors include: Dr Zevia, Cola, Black Cherry, Orange, Ginger Ale, Lemon Lime Twist, and Ginger Root beer.

Zevia has sent me 1 mixed pack of their soda for review. The shipping of this product was very timely. When it arrived, I had to make sure to not to open it in front of my son... Or I would have lost the cans to him. My hubby and I tried the Ginger Root Beer and the Lemon-Lime Twist. I will have to admit the root beer smelled and tasted like Regular Root Beer. The Lemon-Lime twist reminded me a lot of Squirt. But the Zevia version had more of a natural sugar type taste. It was a flavor I was new to. Zivea is a great alternative to regular Diet Sodas. Shhhh, Don't tell anyone. I did stash the Black Cherry so no one else will drink it but me. :D

Buy It:
You can buy these online at Zevia or at your Local Grocers - like Krogers.

Win It:
The wonderful Zevia People have offered to give one of my lucky a 6 pack of Mixed Flavors.

Mandatory Entry:
Go to the Zevia Website and tell me one think you learned about their soda.

Bonus Entries:
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4. Like MI Savings on Facebook
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Ebeanstalk.com - Toys for Kids

My extended family seems to be growing daily. With that said, I came across the website Ebeanstalk.com. They offer toys for all ages. Don't get overwhelmed with all the products they have on their website. Ebeanstalk breaks them down into categories - Baby Toys (Newborn), toys for one year olds, toys for two year olds and so on. I would have to say my favorite classification of toys would be the Toys for 4 Year old Boys (I guess I am a little Bias, Since I have an almost 4 year old son, who has a birthday coming up). If you have little ones - or know someone who does, then check out Ebeanstalk.com.

What would you do?

What would you do in this situation... Scenario: You know of a company that has been having things stolen from them. You are about 75% sure that you know the exact location of where things are being stolen from... The only thing is: You don't know WHO is doing the Stealing, or WHEN they are stealing. You just have an idea of WHAT they are stealing.

What do you do? Do you inform the company that they are having things stolen...(which I am pretty sure they do know after looking at inventory reports) or do you just ignore it?

UGLee Pen GIveaway Winner...

And the Winner of the UGLee Pen Giveaway is #15
shala_darkstone said...

I follow MI Savings on Facebook

She likes the Pink pens to write down her list of to remembers

Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Stinky Dorm Kit by Fresh Wave Products

Do you have a Room that Just smells? Or does your husband or child have STINKY shoes? If so, then you really need to try Stinky Dorm Kit. The Fresh Wave Stinky Dorm Kit claims that your living space will always receive a passing grade. You can use it anywhere on on anything that needs to be deodorized. I would have to agree.

Fresh Wave sent me the Stinky Dorm Kit for review. This kit came complete with 1 Fresh Wave 16 oz Crystal Gel and 1 Fresh Wave 8oz Spray. At first whiff, the spray has a noticeable smell, but it quickly dissipates. The best I can describe the smell is it reminded me of Vics. I tested this product out on my brothers Room. Couldn't be any better of a place to test it out than a guys room. It did what it claimed to do. With in a few minutes it started smelling less like a typical teenage boys room, and more like a regular bedroom. It worked so good, that my mom has claimed the spray for herself.

You can purchase this kit from Fresh-Wave by going here. Or feel free to try out some of their other products here

I was given this product for review only. This review is 100% my own opinion. I was not paid for this review

Macaroni Grill Frozen Entrees Review and Giveaway

Have you ever wanted to have a Gourmet Dinner, but just didn't feel like driving to a restaurant? Well now the Restaurant can be found in your own freezer. Macaroni Grill has come out with new Frozen Entrees. Now you can have Restaurant Style food n the comfort of your own home.

I received a Frozen Macaroni Grill Frozen Entree through My Blog Spark. This meal came in 2 packages. One contained Dry Ice and the Frozen Dinner. The other package Contained a Blow/dish and a set of Tongs.
I got to try the Grilled Chicken Florentine. The back of the package says serves 2, but we used this as a side dish to feed 5. This would defiantly be a great size meal for 2 people.
Overall, this dish was extremely easy to make. All you do is add 1/3 cup of milk, heat it up and within 20 minutes you have a meal ready to serve. I personally expected the chicken and noodles to be a little on the dryer side - but to my surprise I was wrong.
This great meal came with the dish and tongs shown above. These were a perfect touch to making your home meal feel like you were in a Macaroni Grill Restaurant. This id defiantly a great meal to creat for a special in home Date night.

For extra Savings check out Romano's Macaroni Grill's web page or print the coupon here

Buy It: You can find these Frozen Entrees in your local Grocery Store

Win It: MyBlog Spark and Romano's Macaroni Grill has allowed me to giveaway the same Dinner Set and meal to one of my lucky readers.

Mandatory Entry:
Which of the Four Flavors Would you like to try.

Bonus Entries:
1. Follow Romano's Macaroni Grill on Facebook
2. Follow Romano's Macaroni Grill on Twitter
3. Follow MI Savings on Facebook
4. Follow MI Savings on Twitter

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*I was sent these products for Review Only. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review. The sample, prize pack and giveaway were provide by Macaroni Grill through My Blog Spark.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The winners of Zoodles and Alight

The winners are:

#1 Andrea
who wrote "I love the games and math skills"

#16 Charity
who signed up with the Alight.com Newsletter

I have sent each of you an email.
Each of the winners will have 48 hours to respond.

Bad Idea T-Shirt Review and Giveaway

Are you looking for that perfect t-shirt? One that will make everyone laugh? Well, look no farther. BadIdea Tee's has the shirts you are looking for. They have Funny T-Shirts for men and women alike. Bad Idea is now also carrying American Apparel Shirts!

The people at BadIdea T-Shirts sent me a Grab-bag (random) shirt in my size. They were great on shipping. The quality of the shirt was great. They sent me the "Don't Hit Kids" Babydoll Shirt
I got the chance to actually wear this shirt this past weekend. I got the most laughs from this shirt alone then I have from any other "funny" style Tee. The fit of this shirt is Great. Usually when I get a Women's X-Large Shirt they fit tight in all the wrong spots. This shirt fit loose, but not too lose. It was a great length - it actually came past the belt line on my jeans. I love having a Feminine cut shirt that has funny sayings.

Buy It:
You can buy these great T-shirts at the BadIdea T-Shirt Website.

Win It:
Bad Idea T-Shirts is offering one of my lucky readers a "grab-bag" T-shirt in your size.

Mandatory Entry: Go to www.badideatshirts.com
and let me know your favorite shirt

Bonus Entries:
1. Like BadIdea on Facebook
2. Follow MI Savings on Twitter

3. Like MI Savings on Facebook
3. Check out my Blogmania Sponsors and take advantage of the bonus entries available.

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*I was sent these products for Review Only. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

InboxDollars Surveys

InboxDollars pays you to Red emails, Take Surveys, Play Games and also to shop online. Currently they are offering a $5.00 bonus for signing up now.

Friday, August 20, 2010

And the winner is...

The winner of the Kidorable Umbrella is

#34 ♥Jennette♥ said...
I follow your blog!

The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the sent email.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

CLOSED - Master Lock Review and Giveaway

With School just starting, Master Lock has come out with 2 new Locks - The Speed Dial and Precision Dial Locks.

The revolutionary Speed Dial Set-Your-Own Combination Lock features a first-of-its-kind design that opens on directional movements – up, down, left and right – instead of a standard rotary dial. The lock is faster to open than traditional locks, saving students valuable time as they hurry to and from class. The innovative lock is customizable, allowing students to create their own easy-to-remember, resettable combination with any number of movements in any sequence. For those who prefer more traditional methods of recalling their combination, the lock includes adhesive letters, numbers, colors, shapes and symbols that can be applied over the lock's directional arrows. It also offers a helpful solution for visually impaired students, as users don't need to see the dial to open it.

The Precision Dial Set-Your-Own Combination Lock from Master Lock offers users a new resettable combination feature in a familiar format. Busy students can leave memorization for their history books and choose their own combination for this lock using three letters or numbers. The lock operates with a standard right-left-right movement, and an enclosed reset tool ensures students will never need to worry about forgetting their combination again.

“The back to school video series is a fresh way to engage teens and communicate the functionality and security our combination locks provide,” said Rebecca Smith, vice president, marketing for Master Lock. “We know being a teen is hard enough and believe products like ours can help minimize everyday stress.”

The Secret Combination to Surviving the Teen Years’ online video series launches Monday, August 2, and features ten humorous videos depicting familiar school scenes that all students – and even parents – can relate to. A letter of the day will appear at the end of each video, and viewers can use all ten letters to answer the question, “what is the secret combination to surviving the teen years?”

Participants are encouraged to watch the videos as that were released between August 2 – 6. After watching all ten videos, participants can piece together the master combination and enter for a chance to win the grand prize of a new iPad with a gift card good for a two-year data plan, along with other prizes, from August 13 – 29. For complete official rules and prize description, visit www.masterlock.com/secretcombination_rules.pdf.

Did you figure out the Combination for Surviving the Teen Years?

Master Lock has sent me one of the Speed Dial and one Precision Dial Lock for review. These locks both have a great new spin on the traditional combination lock. My favorite of the two so far would have to be the Speed Dial. It is extremely easy to work one handed. This lock comes in convenience when you are at the gym and may have a sweat towel or something in your hands that you don't want to put down to unlock your locker. It is also great because it can be opened so quickly that other people wont be able to see the Pattern you used. This lock is easy enough for even a 4 year old to open (he thinks this lock is his....hmmm, we will have to change that) The precision dial is also a great lock. It has a combination of numbers and letters to create your combination. This lock style makes many more possibilities for combinations so your valuables can stay safe!

Buy It:
You can find this at your local retailers or Amazon.com

Win It:
MasterLock is allowing one of my lucky readers the choice of either the Master Lock Precision Dial or Speed Dial Lock.

Mandatory Entry: Follow me via GFC and let me know which lock you would prefer.

Bonus Entries:
1. Like MISavings on Facebook
2. Follow MI Savings on Twitter
3. Check out my Blogmania Sponsors and take advantage of the bonus entries available.

This will end at 11:59 est on 8/27/2010
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*I was sent these products for Review Only. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review.

CLOSED - Domino's "Extreme Delivery" Giveaway

Are you like me who is always looking for a fast and yummy choice to dinner? Especially with the kids going back to school, figuring out dinner isn't always an easy task. I have one great solution - Domino's. Who doesn't Love Pizza?

Now through August 30, Domino's Pizza Customers have a chance to vote on their favorite most extreme method to a Domino's Pizza. They are allowing Facebook users to vote on one of the following extreme delivery options:
  • The first weightless pizza delivery in a Zero Gravity airplane
  • A High-Wire delivery by daredevil Jade Kindar-Martin
  • Dan "SpiderDan" Goodwin climbing the Campanile Tower at the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas
  • Hitting terminal velocity with a skydiving delivery
  • Plunging to earth with BASE jumpers at Bridge Day 2010
You can go to www.facebook.com/dominos to vote for your most favorite delivery option. Also those who log onto Facebook to vote can enter to win a $1000.00 Domino's Pizza Gift card. To enter and see official rules and details of the contest, visit www.facebook.com/dominos. Consumers can visit the extreme delivery poll directly at http://bit.ly/dpz/_Xtreme. The delivery that is crowned "Most Extreme" will be executed later this year

Domino's is also giving one of my lucky readers the chance to get a $20.00 gift card.

Mandatory Entry: Being a GFC follower, what extreme delivery option did you vote for on Facebook?

Bonus Entries:
1. Like MI Savings on Facebook
2. Follow MI Savings on Twitter
3. Check out my Blogmania Sponsors and take advantage of the bonus entries available.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

CLOSED - NachoMama's Funny & Vintage T-Shirt Review and Giveaway

With back to school everyone is running around to get the great deals on school supplies. Along with making sure that you have all the supplies you need, Students must have the greatest wardrobe. That's where NachoMamaTees comes in. NachoMamasTees include Funny Tees and Vintage T Shirts. These shirts are a great price - ranging from 6.99 and up. These T-Shirts are a great hit with the High School and College Kids.

NachoMamaTees sent me 1 shirt for review. We were able to choose the one we wanted. After looking over every shirt they offer, my husband found the United Citizen Federation T-Shirt. We used the chart to guess the size. These shirts do run true to size. My husband has to be one of the pickiest people when it comes to a T-Shirt fitting right. This one he loved. He actually couldn't wait to wear it. It reminded me of a kid on Christmas Day. This shirt has gone through the wash at least 3 times since we have received it. The fibers and colors are holding up fully!

Buy One: You can buy one of these shirts online at NachoMamaTee.

Win It: NachoMamaTees has offered one of my lucky readers the chance to get one of these great shirts.

Mandatory Entry: Go to NachoMamaTees and leave me a comment with your favorite shirt

Bonus Entries:
1. Like them on Facebook - (NachoMamaTees is associated with CrazyDog Shirts)
2. Sign Up for their Newsletter
2. Follow MI Savings on Facebook or Twitter
3. Check out my Blogmania Sponsors and take advantage of the bonus entries available.

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*I was sent these products for Review Only. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

CLOSED - StaphAseptic Review and Giveaway

Is proud to make a product that helps prevent MRSA, staph and infections in wounds. This product also contains a pain relieving agent. Along with Using StaphAseptic on wounds, some ways to prevent MRSA are:
  • Treat and cover wounds
  • Properly clean gear and equipment
  • Don't share personal items (like towels and razors)
  • Keep hands clean
  • Shower after physical activity
  • Consult your physician, athletic trainer or nurse for all active wounds

They are also offering my readers 1.00 off your StaphAseptic Purchase at your local drugstores - including CVS, RiteAid and Wallgreens.

The people at StaphAseptic sent me 1 Tube of their product to try. With having a son, you know there are cuts and scrapes to follow. This First Aid Gel does have a scent to it. It is not over powering, but it is noticeable if you are looking for it. The tube has a flip open spout. It is great for someone with finger nails - but a little rougher, but not impossible, for someone who bites their nails. I have extremely short nails and I was still able to open this tube. This is a great product for every mother to have in their medicine chest.

Buy It:
You can find this in the First Aid aisle of your local drugstores

Win It:
StaphAseptic is giving one of my readers the chance to win 1 tube of this Antiseptic/Pain Relieving Gel.

Mandatory Entry: Go to StaphAseptic's website and let me know 1 thing that you learned about this product and/or MRSA.

Bonus Entries:
1. Like them on Facebook
2. Follow MI Savings on Facebook or Twitter
3. Check out my Blogmania Sponsors and take advantage of the bonus entries available.

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*I was sent these products for Review Only. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review.

CLOSED - Rock 'N Learn Review and Giveaway

Are your kids having troubles in school? Are they finding that learning to in school is boring? If so, then I have the product for you! Rock 'N Learn makes learning fun. They combine music with learning. They offer programs such as Phonics, Math, Science and More.

Rock 'N Learn was created by 2 brothers - Richard and Brad Caudle. Richard worked as a school psychologist when he teamed with his musician brother to create this wonderful program. Brad's wife - a former second grade teacher - writes the material and coordinates educational research. Richards wife manages sales and marketing. Their headquarters is based out of Texas.

The people at Rock 'N Learn sent me their Phonics Volume 1 and 2 for review. The concept of this idea is Great. As a music lover, I have always found that music makes learning easier and more fun. This program is great for any age - even though they are recommended for ages 6 and up. Phonics Volume 1 teaches your child Vowels, Short Sounds, Oral Blending, Plural Sounds and S endings, and the Silent E Sounds. If your child is like mine, he/she will be up and singing along with the program. Each DVD runs about 70 minutes in total. This is definatly a great program for that child who is struggling in school or for the parents that want to expose their child to learning early.

You can buy this product at the Rock 'N Learn Website or your local Barns And Nobles.

Rock 'N Learn has offered to give one of my lucky readers the Phonics Volume 1 DVD. As a bonus you will get Volume 2.

Mandatory Entry: What program DVD would you most be interested in.

Bonus Entries:
1. Like them on Facebook
2. Follow MI Savings on Facebook or Twitter
3. Check out my Blogmania Sponsors and take advantage of the bonus entries available.
4. For more chances to win visit Mon Cheri and enter their Rock 'N Learn Giveaways also

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*I was sent these products for Review Only. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review.

Friday, August 13, 2010

CLOSED - Terracycle Review and Giveaway

Terracycle is a company that is dedicated to recycling everyday products - like candy wrappers, aveeno bottles, Cellphones and more. And to top it off, for every item sent in, they donate money per unit of waste to charity. With all the items donated, they make products such as Lunchboxes, Coolers, Clipboards, Scrapbooks and even Recycling bins. You can sign up here to create a collection team for one of their brigades.

The great people over at Terracycle sent me a CapriSun Lunchbox and Pencil Case. My first impression of these was "That's Too Cool!" I never realized how sturdy and solid CapriSun drink pouches could be. My son saw these, and claimed the lunchbox saying "mommy, this is mine and Ill let you have this" handing me the pencil case. Isn't he so kind? This lunchbox fits a sandwich (wrapped in a sandwich bag) and CapriSun perfectly. It also is a great carrying case for a young child. It holds many hot wheel cars and other small toys.

You can buy these items online at Terracycle or at some of your local retailers.

Or you can win this great lunch box here

Mandatory Entry: Go to Terracycle.net and let me know what your favorite product is.

Bonus Entries:
1. Follow Terracycle on Twitter
2. Like them on Facebook
3. Follow MI Savings on Facebook or Twitter
4. Check out my Blogmania Sponsors and take advantage of the bonus entries available.

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*I was sent these products for Review Only. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review.

Daily Worth - Personal Finance for Women

DailyWorth is a free daily personal finance email for women. They have practical tips, empowering ideas and they even offer the occasional kick in the pants. Click on the picture above to sign up for the program.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

CLOSED - Boogie Wipes Review and Giveaway

Do your kids have a runny or boogie clogged nose? With back to school coming (or started already for some) it is time to stock up on all the boogie cleaning products!

Boogie Wipes are made with Saline to dissolve Boogies caused by the common cold, allergies, or everyday booger-filled kid moments.

Features of Boogie Wipes:
Extra Soft
Alcohol, Phthalate and Paraben Free
Come in great Scents - Such as Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol and Simply Unscented.
This is a Gentle, Effective Alternative to a dry tissue

The wonderful people at Boogie Wipes sent me out a 30 count package of the Unscented Boogie Wipes along with a couple samples of their other scents. These wipes live up to their name... I have been plagued with the stuffy nose this week so i took turn in using a couple. These are defiantly soft on your nose. And the saline solution on the wipes made it a little easier for me to breath - by breaking up some of the "boggies" lining my nose. They also make an adult version of boogie wipes - "Achooz"

Have you seen their cute Boogie Buddie - Boogs. They are running a special promotion for you to get one for your child. All you need to do is go here, Print the form, Attach 3 Boogie Wipes UPCs and Mail it in!

You can buy these wipes at Boogie Wipes.com

Or You can win them here! Boogie Wipes has offered to give one of my readers 2 - 30 count packs of Boogie wipes.

Mandatory Entry: Visit Boogie Wipes and let me know when would Boogie Wipes have come in Handy the most?

Bonus Entries:
1. Follow Boogie Wipes on Facebook
2. Follow Boogie Wipes on Twitter
3. Become Part of the Boogie Bunch
4. Follow MI Savings on Facebook or Twitter

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*I was sent a package of Boogie Wipes for Review Only. The opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review.

Blogmania 2010 September 15 & 16

For all of you who love giveaways, Blogmania is the event to check out! Blogmania is a 48 hour Event Full of Giveaways. Starting on September 15 and ending on September 16, you have the opportunity to visit 175 different blogs on those two days to win Thousands in Prizes.

This year I am Participating in This event. Some of my Sponsors are EcoZip Bags , Cosmetique, SKOY, Studioahimsa Etsy Store, Crazy Dog Shirts, MonaVie and more to come

From now until Sept 16 you will have the chance to get extra entries. Go to my Blogmania Page (here) and take advantage of the extra entries.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

CLOSED Erogonomic Pen - UGLee Pen - Comfort Pen Review & Giveaway

For all those pen users out there... I think I have found the Pen for you! The UGLee Pen.
The Ultimate Grip Pen (UGLee) is an Erogonomic Pen made by Dr. James Lee. Dr Lee tried every style pen on the market, but none were comfortable. So he created his own.

This is a total Comfort Pen.
Some of the Features of these pens are:
  • Weight: The UGLee Pen only weights 11 grams - That is less than 1/2 ounce! Less mass, means less inertia, which means more comfort
  • Full Size Grip: The overall shape as well as the detailed contours are perfectly engineered to follow the anatomy of the hand.
  • Ink: The UGLee pen is mated with the smoothest ink system know, smoother than any roller ball, gel ink or foundation pen.
  • Colors: These pens come in a variety of colors. You can also purchase Red, Black or Blue Ink refills.

This pen holds up to its name. The wonderful people at UGLee Pens have sent me a set of Pens to try. At first look at the pens, I thought they were just a gimmick, but after holding them, my mind was changed. My husband and I have both used these pens and Love them. They have a Soft Gel grip that has grooves for your fingers. This gives the pen a comfortable hold. The writing is very smooth. Knowing that you can even get refills for this pen helps keep unnecessary waist from going into the landfills. This is a great pen for someone who writes all day - like a mommy paying bills or a secretary.

You can buy these pens (in a 3 pack) at the UGLee Pen Website


Win it here!
Dr. Lee and the UGLee Pen team has offered to give one of my Lucky Readers a pack of 3 pens - in the color of their choice.

Mandatory Entry:
Go to the UGLee Pen website and leave me your favorite Pen color and what you would use them for most.

Bonus Entries:
1. Follow MI Savings via GFC
2. Follow UGLee Pens on Facebook
3. Follow UGLee Pens on Twitter
4. Follow MI Savings on Facebook or Twitter

This will end at 11:59 est on 8/25/2010

*I was sent a set of 2 UGLee pens for Review only. The Opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review.

One of My new Favorite Shows

A couple weeks ago I sat down to watch television with my hubby and Memphis Beats was on.
Memphis Beats airs on TNT on Tuesdays at 10/9 central. If you haven't heard of Memphis Beats below is an overview

SwagBucks Back 2 School

Swagbucks is fighting the Back-To-School blues all this week with lots of fun promotions! They are offering the chance to win five different limited edition back-to-school themed Swag Bucks. If you can snag them all, you'll earn a 50 Swag Buck bonus! Take advantage of sales in the Swag Store on all School Supplies and Cookie's Kids Merchandise, make sure you follow Swag Bucks on Twitter and Like them on Facebook for more rewarding opportunities.

They are having another Swag Code Extravaganza on Thursday, where you'll get at least 5 codes for extra bucks. If you're not already searching and winning on Swagbucks.com, head over now and enter the code BackToSchool for 40 bonus bucks during registration!

This is a great way to start saving for your Christmas shopping. You are able to get a 5.00 Amazon.com Gift Card for only 450 points.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tie Buddies Review - Help your Children Learn to Tie

As a retail associate that works in shoe department, I have found many children who don't know how to tie their shoes. I'm not talking 3 year olds, but there are many first and second graders who refuse to let their parents purchase "tie-up" shoes for them to wear, and only will only wear Velcro style shoes.

My son is only 3 1/2 but he is learning to tie his shoes. We recently went shoe shopping for school shoes and he told me that he liked the tie up shoe, but also said "Mommy, I cant get those. I don't know how to tie shoes" Trying to teach him the old way of tying shoes (The way I learned using 1 "bunny ear" wrapping the other lace around the 1st ear than putting it through the hole and making 2 ears that way).

Then I found Tie Buddies. The wonderful people at Tie Buddies sent me a set of red and green car Tie buddies for me to review.

Opening the package, you will find that you have 4 little squares - one for each lace. Place each square on the laces and that forms your "bunny ear" for you. Then you make your traditional knot (still having the bunny ears), cross over the bunny ears and tuck one in the hole...and voila you have a tied shoe! (Check here to see the Tie Buddies Learn to Tie instructions).

I set up the tie buddies on my sons Shoes. and tried it for the first time. This defiantly did make it easier to tie the shoes. And After trying it two or three times I decided I was confident enough in my tying skills to be able to show my son. After seeing it once, he tried, and almost got it. I was excited because he seemed really willing to try. Since it is still summer, he has been wearing his sandals, but the tie buddies are on his good shoes for when we go out somewhere nicer.

It is a little tricky for an old schooler to use, but for those newbie tiers, It works great!

Check out Tie Buddies here! I would defiantly suggest these to Any Mom for their children!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Zoodles Review and Giveaway - CLOSED

Zoodles is a computer program that scours the web to find the best education content and puts it together in one place. This allows kids to play in a safe and simple web browser. This program adjusts to your child's age and skill level. For example - a 3 year old gets games that teaches letters, number and shapes. and a 5 year old would get games that teach addition, early reading, and creativity.

The Zoodles browser is always free for kids to play, but for parents who want more control over their child's experience, Zoodles also offers a paid Premium Membership. With Premium Membership, parents can set play time limits, block ads, promote certain subjects to their child, and block unwanted sites and shows. They can also get great information about what their child has been playing – from the skills he or she has been building, to the sites he’s been visiting, to how much time he or she’s spent playing specific games.

I have been lucky to try Zoodles Premium Membership. The Zoodles program tracks your child's progress and updates you weekly. Downloading Zoodles on my computer was a little tricky - but that was my computers fault not the programs fault. When you open Zoodles you have the option to take a tour, parent play along and then your Child's name is on top. Clicking on your child's picture/name takes you to a variety of games. My son loved the fact that this program pulled up Starfall - one of his favorite websites. I encourage everyone to sign up with Zoodles and take advantage of the Premium Membership, Especially since you can set time limits. I know I had to pry my son away from the computer so he could get ready for bed.

Zoodles has offered one of my lucky readers a 3 Month Subscription for their Premium Membership.

Mandatory Entry:
Go to Zoodles Website and leave a comment about your favorite part of Zoodles.

Bonus Entries:
1. Follow MISavings via GFC
2. Follow Zoodles on Facebook
3. Follow Zoodles on Twitter
4. Follow Karmic Kreations via GFC

You want even better chances of getting this great program
Stop by Mon Cheri and Add More Color and enter their Zoodles giveaway.
You get one extra entry for entering each of their giveaways here at MI Savings.

Please leave one separate comment for each of the entries.
With each comment please leave your email so I am able to contact you if you are the winner.

This giveaway will end at 11:59 est on 8/22

I was given the opportunity to Review the Zoodles Site. The opinions of this review are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review.

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review

There are so many recipes that you can you Coconut oil. My favorite Recipe to try was the french toast. You can find some of the many recipes here. There are also hundreds of uses besides cooking that you can use coconut oil for. For Example: Lip Balm, Hair Conditioner, Body Lotion and more.

Tropical Traditions sent me a Generous Sample Size to try. They sent me a whole 32 oz Jar of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. When it is below 76 degrees F it is a solid, when it warms up above 76 degrees it starts to turn liquid.

I am, by no means, a Fancy Cook - So I split my jar of coconut oil up between me, my aunt and my coworker. Those two are always experimenting with new foods and flavor combination.
My aunt made Green beans sauteed in Coconut oil with Fresh Garlic. Quoted from her " The coconut was not overpowering. It added a bit of sweetness to the beans and toned down the garlic a little. I'd give it 5 stars"

My coworker ended up using some of the coconut to make chicken for her family. Not telling anyone what was used to make the chicken, no one knew but her. She said that the taste was so soft that no one noticed the difference. She did taste a small hint of coconut, but that was only because she was Searching for that taste. This is defiantly a great alternative to regular cooking oil.

Me, I'm opting for the non cooking rout for my coconut oil. I split my portion into 2 containers - One for the kitchen and one for the bathroom. I have heard many people say they will use it for moisturizers. The scent is very soft, so it will make great lip balm.

While looking at the Tropical Traditions page, they showed a link to Coconutoil.com. Here you can find Research that has been done proving the benefits of using Coconut oil in your daily life.

Check out Tropical Traditions Here - and order yourself some Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. They also have products like Raw Honey and Organic Maple Syrup. I cant wait to try those.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Karmic Kreations Etsy Store

Are you looking for Unique Jewelry? Then look no further. My friend Kim at Karmic Kreations makes everything from rings, to necklaces to earrings.

She also has some of the most unique jewelry - made from bottle caps! Check out her etsy store here.
Also show her blog some love. As soon as she has enough GFC followers she will start to do giveaways of her product on her own blog! Check out Karmic Kreation's blog here. Let her know that Amy from MI Savings sent you.

Giveaway Scout

Giveaway Scout Scours the internet to bring you all the greatst giveaways going on.
They also offer an automated updating service that keeps you informed of the great giveawys that are in the catagory of your choice - so you never miss out on a quick listed giveaway.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

CLOSED - Kidorable Review and Giveaway!

Kidorable is all about Kids and Looking Adorable! Kidorable was started in 1997 and their main goal was to create something that was both functional and Fun... Well, they succeeded! Kidorable Produces Clothing, Rain wear, and Accessories for Kids, Toddlers and Infants.
Kidorable sent my son The Frog Rain Jacket and Boots to review. My Son couldn't wait to try them on. The jacket was a little large on him. He is in between sizes right now in clothes (He's 4 and growing so fast!)The jacket being a little big is actually good - since the summer is almost over, and we haven't had much rain this year. So he will get some use out of it this next spring! The Jacket is made from a PVC shell with a polyester lining. It is easy for him to run and jump around in. I was really impressed with the boots though. They are made of natural rubber. My son has a wider foot (he is a 10 wide/extra wide) and he got size 11 boots with the rain jacket. They fit him - with some wiggle room to spare! He loved them so much that he tried to get me to let him wear them to bed! We are waiting for some rain so we can go test these out in the puddles. This set up came complete with the matching wood Frog Hanger. Looks like I will be getting him the Umbrella for his birthday!

Did you Know Kidorable has a Birthday Club - Guess who just signed up! Yep your right, My lil guy!

You can buy this Outfit, or others like it, at Kidorable.com
Also follow Kidorable on Twitter where they offer the chance to win items!

Kidorable has offered to give one of my Lucky Readers a Kidroable Umbrella of Their Choice (a 13.99 value). Mandatory Entry: Go to Kidorable's Website and let me know what your favorite product line is.

Extra Entries:
1. Follow Kidorables via Facebook
2. Follow MI Savings via GFC
3. Follow Kidorable on Twitter @Kidorable

Please Leave 1 Comment for the Mandatory Entry and 1 comment for Each of the Extra Entries.

This giveaway will end at Midnight EST on 8/19.

*Kidorable sent me 1 Rain Jacket and 1 set of Boots to Review. The Opinions in this review are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Recently Lowered Prices at GiftsByLaney

My friends over at the Esty Store GiftsbyLaney has recently Lowered her Prices!
This very talented artist Designs everything from Rings, to Bracelets, to Fondant Flowers! She uses Beads, Crystal, Swarovski, Paper, Wire and of course Fondant in her creations.
Check out her Etsy Store Here!
It is a great ONE stop shop for all your needs!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Mailbox Monday 8/2

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Simply Stacie, This Mama Loves Her Bargains and A little of this A little of that… and I got selected to be Blog of the Week!

Please leave me a comment with your blog page, so i can be sure to follow back!

Also be sure to check out my latest giveaway! Alight is giving away a Trendy Plus Size Shirt

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Winner of the EcoMom Gift Card is...

The Winner of the 15.00 EcoMom giftcard is
#17 Megan who wrote "The lip care. I always have dry lips"

Thank you to everyone who entererd!