SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: February 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Four Hour Special Flash Giveaway- $100 Cash!!!!

$100 PayPal CASH or Amazon GC!  4-Hour FLASH Giveaway!


A few AWESOME Bloggers have teamed up to give you this VERY SPECIAL $100 PayPal CASH or Amazon Gift Card on this VERY special Leap Day! This giveaway is a little larger than our normal FLASH giveaways, but it's for a MUCH larger prize! You will know if you WIN in just a couple of hours! WHAT FUN! Good luck on tonight's giveaway! See you back on Friday for ANOTHER great FLASH giveaway!

Here are our WONDERFUL participating sites for this evening's 4-Hour FLASH Giveaway!! Check out these awesome sites when you have time! 




Sweet Pea Savings


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Extra Special Flash Giveaway Tomorrow Night!!




Do you want to win some cash??  Tomorrow night starting at 8pm, we will be hosting a four hour flash giveaway for $100 Cash!!!!


That's quite a nice payday!!!


As an added bonus, if you stop by my blog early (between 6 and 8pm) you will get extra entries into the giveaway!!


What a great Leap Year treat!!!


Rudis Organic Bakery Facebook Giveaway



Rudi’s Organic Bakery Encourages Consumers to Live Free in 2012

Rudi’s Organic Bakery’s 30 day Brighter Days Giveaway on
Facebook inspires families to live a happier, healthier and fun life

Boulder, Colo. – (Feb. 8, 2012) – Rudi’s Organic Bakery is inspiring people across the U.S. to live free in 2012 with its 30-day long Brighter Days Giveaway. By “liking” Rudi’s Organic’s Facebook page, fans can instantly get a coupon good for any Rudi’s Organic product. Additionally, fans can enter to win daily prizes by clicking on the giveaways tab on the Facebook page. Rudi’s Organic has always been about living free – free of artificial ingredients, preservatives and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) – and is now sharing its optimistic attitude with its fans to inspire families to live healthy, happy lives every day.

“At Rudi’s Organic, our baked on the bright side approach means making the most of every day, whether we’re working on creating a new, tasty organic recipe, or getting involved in our communities,” said Doug Radi, vice president of marketing for Rudi’s Organic. “We are sharing our optimistic attitude and hope it inspires others to live life to the fullest, including making smart, healthy eating choices.”

For 30 days beginning Feb. 8, anyone can log on to the Rudi’s Organic Facebook page, “Like” the brand and receive the $1 off coupon for any Rudi’s Organic product. Upon entering the Brighter Days Giveaway on the giveaway tab, fans will also be eligible for a variety of prizes that inspire fun and healthy living, such as Gaiam yoga DVDs like “Aim True Yoga,” “Detox Flow Yoga” and “Strengthen & Restore,” a digital camera from Kodak and Rudi’s Organic products, including the new Sandwich Flatz and Bagel Flatz. Users are encouraged to visit the site and enter daily, all in an effort to brighten up their day and learn about the benefits of eating food that is free of artificial ingredients and preservatives.

The Brighter Days Giveaway also celebrates the introduction of Rudi’s Organic’s newest product line, Flatz, the first nationally available, organic sandwich rounds and bagels on the market with only 110 calories or less. As a great solution for moms looking to find organic, healthy options, all of the new Flatz products have 3 – 5 grams of fiber and 23 -25 grams of whole grains per serving. Now when you want a lighter option, you never have to choose between great taste and nutrition. Available now at natural foods stores and select mainstream supermarkets, the new Sandwich Flatz and Bagel Flatz from Rudi’s Organic Bakery include:

· Multigrain Sandwich Flatz (MSRP - $4.59)
· 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Flatz (MSRP - $4.59)
· 100% Whole Wheat Bagel Flatz (MSRP - $4.59)
· Plain Bagel Flatz (MSRP - $4.59)

Rudi’s Organic was founded over 35 years ago on the idea that there is a better, brighter way to make bread, leading the company to become a trailblazer in the bread industry. Rudi’s Organic bakes bread free of artificial ingredients and preservatives, and pioneered the use of organic ingredients in its breads and baked goods over 20 years ago. Rudi’s Organic products are available nationally at natural foods stores and select mainstream supermarkets. To learn about all Rudi’s Organic products like Honey Sweet Whole Wheat bread, Multigrain Oat bread and Sandwich and Bagel Flatz, along with products in Rudi’s gluten-free line, Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery, visit www.rudisbakery.com.

About Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Inc.

Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Inc., founded and headquartered in Boulder, Colo., is the nation’s largest brand of USDA certified organic breads. Rudi’s Organic Bakery has a long history of baking bread a better and brighter way, by using simple organic ingredients that contain no artificial ingredients, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup or trans-fat. Founded in 1976, Rudi’s offers small batch organic artisan breads, sliced sandwich breads, wide pan sandwich breads, English muffins, bagels, hamburger and hot dog buns, and wraps as well as a popular line of organic spelt breads, buns and tortillas. For more information, visit www.rudisbakery.com or follow Rudi’s Organic Bakery on Facebook and Twitter.




Freschetta's Rally For Real Pizza Facebook Giveaway



Get Ready to "Rally for Real Pizza" and for a special FRESH CONNECTION only giveaway!

The makers of FRESCHETTA® products will be asking fans to take a stand for FRESCH® pizza! Fans will be able to submit a photo to a Rally Mosaic on our Facebook Fan Page for a chance to win FRESCHETTA® pizza. Each week, we will select 100 winners to receive 5 FRESCHETTA® pizzas. On March 30, we will select 10 winners who will receive a year supply of FRESCHETTA® pizza. You can find all the delicious details surrounding this campaign on the message board in FreschettaFreshConnection.com.

Event Details:

Date – February 27, 2012 – March 30, 2012

What – Rally for Real Pizza

Where – From the comfort of your own home

Details – Starting February 27, 2012 on www.Facebook.com/Freschettapizza

I have already entered!!  Let me know if you enter, and win!!  Good Luck!!!

**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I am entered into a contest by writing this.**

Free Pancakes At IHOP Today.



To help collect donations for the Children's Miracle Network, today IHOP is giving away a short stack of pancakes to each customer.


All they ask is for a small donation to the Charity.


With both of my boys spending 86 and 64 days in the NICU, this is a charity I whole heartily respect and donate to every year.


If you are heading out for breakfast, lunch or dinner, make IHOP your choice today!!


NCAA FLEECE - 2 for $40!


Take Three Tuesday Blog Hop



Who doesn't want or need more followers?? This is my forty eighth week with a Linky hop, and so far so good!!! I am meeting a lot of great bloggers!!

I am making this hop a little different then other peoples, and I have changed it a little!!


With the possibility of Google Follow completely going bye, bye (tear!!)  I thought it would be wise to add Google + to the linky list.  You can now include Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Google +, Linkedin etc!! 
 

Follow as many peoples accounts as you want. Just make sure to leave a comment on their blog saying you are following from Take Three Tuesday, and what accounts of theirs you are following.


Each week, I will pick one random entry in the linky to win a small prize!!


So spread the word and lets try to make Take Three Tuesday a big deal!!!


Last weeks winner is...........


Good Girl Gone Green


Please email me your address and I will get your prize out to you!!!

~~Winners- please respond with in one week. Thank you~~




Adam and Eve Toys Code:25Offone


Monday, February 27, 2012

Make Me Laugh Monday 2/27/12

Have you ever seen a $6300 Toilet before?? If not, here's one!!!!





Kohler has just come out with their Numi Toilet. It has everything, and I mean everything.

This toilet has an automatic lifting and closing lid, self flushing feature, heated seat and foot warmer, and deoderizer, this toilet has it all!!

It even has back lighting, and an MP3 port to listen to music with!!

If you would like to learn more or make a purchase (yes I have $6000 to spare on a tiddy bowl!!) head on over to Kohler!!


Kidorable Raincoats and umbrellas


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Superpoints Bonus Link!!



If you still have not joined SuperPoints yet, then use this link, and get a bonus 25 points!!!


Hurry, this link can only be used once!!


Friday, February 24, 2012

Four Hour Flash ~~Giveaway~~ $20 Target Gift Card

$20 Target Gift Card 4-Hour FLASH Giveaway





A few AWESOME Bloggers have teamed up to give you this wonderful $20 Target Gift Card! We believe in quick, small, and easy giveaways! Our giveaways only have a FEW entries to fill out and you will know if you WIN in just a couple of hours! WHAT FUN! Good luck on tonight's giveaway! See you back on Monday for ANOTHER great FLASH giveaway!

Here are our WONDERFUL participating sites for this evening's 4-Hour FLASH Giveaway!! Check out these awesome sites when you have time! 



*NOTE: You can choose an Amazon GC or PayPal CASH in substitution of the Target GC.

Building Carpenters
Emptynester Savings and More 
 
Penny Pincher Jenny
Kat's Cafe
Deal Doll
Sarah's Blog of Fun
Linda's Angels
Baby Gators Den 

Coupons That Are About To Expire!!

If any of these coupons interest you, I suggest printing them today. They are about to expire!!



25% OFF PAINTS & STAINS, 15% OFF PAINTING SUPPLIES at Sherwin-Williams


Save 80¢ ON FOUR when you buy FOUR any flavor Hamburger Helper®, Tuna Helper® OR Chicken Helper® Home Cooked Skillet Meals


SAVE $1.00 on the purchase of any two (2) HORMEL® COMPLEATS® microwave meals


SAVE $1.00 off Dial® for Men Speed Foam Body Wash (Redeemable at Walmart)


$1.00 OFF any Mitchum or Mitchum for Women product. Except trial sizes and multipacks (Available at Walmart)


SAVE 40¢ ON TWO when you buy any TWO Pillsbury® Sweet Rolls OR Grands!® Sweet Rolls


SAVE $1.00 on the purchase of any two (2) HORMEL® COMPLEATS® kids microwave meals


$3.00 OFF When Harry Met Sally on Blu-ray™


$3.00 OFF Moulin Rouge on Blu-ray™




What To Expect When You're Expecting Book Review And ~~Giveaway~~



It all started with a baby…and a book. Heidi Murkoff conceived the idea for What to Expect When You're Expecting during her first pregnancy, when she couldn’t find answers to her questions or reassurance for her worries in the books she’d turned to for much-needed advice. Determined to write a guide that would help other expectant parents sleep better at night, Heidi delivered the proposal for What to Expect When You’re Expecting just hours before delivering her daughter, Emma.

Dubbed the “pregnancy bible,” the iconic New York Times bestseller is now in its all-new fourth edition, with over 17 million copies in print, and according to USA Today, is read by 93 percent of women who read a pregnancy book. Other titles in the series include Eating Well When You’re Expecting, What to Expect the First Year, What to Expect Before You’re Expecting (a complete preconception plan), and the newest member of the What to Expect family: What to Expect the Second Year, the must-have guide for parents of toddlers. The What to Expect books have sold more than 34 million copies in the US alone, and are published in over 30 languages.

In 2005, Heidi expanded the What to Expect (WTE) brand online with WhatToExpect.com — the interactive, state-of-the-internet companion to the WTE books, and home to a vibrant, vast, yet close-knit community of one million parents. In 2009, WTE went mobile with the WTE Pregnancy Tracker (the most popular pregnancy app in the world), the WTE Fertility Tracker, the WTE Baby Name Finder, and due this spring, the WTE First Year Tracker.

Heidi’s passionate commitment to moms and babies led to the creation of the What to Expect Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping underserved families expect healthy pregnancies, safe deliveries, and healthy, happy babies. With a beautiful, culturally appropriate low-literacy pregnancy guide (provided at no cost) and comprehensive prenatal health literacy support, the WTE Foundation’s groundbreaking Baby Basics program — available in English, Spanish, and Chinese — has helped over 500,000 expectant moms-to-be in need and their babies.

Heidi has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The Early Show, Oprah, BBC Breakfast, and Good Morning Australia. And she was named to the 2011 Time 100, Time Magazine's list of the top 100 most influential people of the year. She connects with her WTE family on her blog on WhatToExpect.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.

Heidi and her husband, Erik, have two children and live in Southern California.

Any first time parent has heard the phrase "You must get What To Expect When You're Expecting."


Most new parents receive the book as a gift, or purchase it!!


When Ben and I first decided to have kids, that was our first purchase.


The book is a terrific resource to help you learn about some of the things you can expect through-out your pregnancy.


Even in my case, with Pre-Eclampsia and HELLP syndrome, it was explained to me in the book.  It didn't go into as many details as I would have liked, but I understand that the author doesn't want to scare parents anymore then necessary.  


If you are expecting, or know someone who is, this is a must have book.


You can purchase the book at most book stores, or online through Amazon.





The good folks at What To Expect, have been very generous in offering one of you your very own copy of the book!!

Dr.Oetker's Pizza Review




It all began with Baking Powder

The development of a family-owned enterprise

In 1891 Dr. August Oetker developed the baking powder Backin at his pharmacy in Bielefeld, Germany. Thanks to the quality of the raw materials and the stable ratio of active ingredients, he was able to guarantee housewives perfect baking results every time. With this outstanding innovation Dr. August Oetker laid the foundation for a major business enterprise and for the brand “Dr. Oetker”.
 
To increase public awareness of Backin the company published special recipe booklets, ran newspaper advertisements and printed recipe suggestions on the packaging. The goal was to communicate the quality and reliability (“succeeds every time”) of this brand-name product, which more than a century later still enjoys strong sales. Dr. Oetker went on to develop further products such as Gustin and Vanillezucker. Dr. Oetker pudding mix is another product which dates back to the early days of the company’s history.

Due to the success and continuous expansion of the product range, Dr. Oetker rapidly acquired manufacturing facilities. Shortly after the turn of the century the company opened its first food factory, which was then expanded several times in the following years. Production facilities were also established in other European countries. The sustained growth of Dr. Oetker was rooted in the company’s ability to innovate and introduce new products in line with changing consumer requirements. This manifested itself in the decision to enter the frozen food and chilled food segments in Europe.

Today, the Dr. Oetker companies in various countries around the world are managed by Oetker International in Bielefeld, Germany. Although activities center on the markets of Western and Eastern Europe, Dr. Oetker also maintains a presence in North and South America.

Dr. Oetker is a family-owned enterprise, which is headed in the fourth generation by Dr. h. c. August Oetker. The family feels bound by its responsibilities, not only to the company but also to society as a whole. This is reflected in the family’s environmentally oriented approach to corporate management, its initiatives aimed at securing jobs as well as its general social and cultural commitment.

The Oetker family acts according to the principle that “the interests of the company take precedence over the interests of the proprietors”. This is a key factor in the outstanding loyalty and identification displayed by the Oetker workforce.

The Dr. Oetker brand can be seen internationally within baking powders, baking mixes, dessert mixes, cereals, conserves, frozen pizza, frozen pizza snacks, yogurts and chilled desserts and in some countries with national specialities such as savoury snacks and teas.

Pizza= Tradition


Show me one person in this world that doesn't like pizza, and I will slap them!!!  lol


Pizza is like a comfort food.  People eat it for all sorts of different reasons.  It is quick, tasty, and can be eaten for any meal!!!


Recently I was introduced to Dr.Oetkers pizza.  I had never heard about it, until I was sent some coupons to try it.


I went to my local grocery store, and there it was with all the other frozen pizzas.


My store only carried three different types (all though there is 6) so I picked up a couple of each (The store had them on sale this week!!)


We got the Pizza Spinaci, Pizza Mozzarella, and Pizza Funghi.












All three pizzas were delicious!!!  They each had a great thin crust and were loaded with toppings!!!  I have never seen a pizza look like the picture on the box, but these did.


My personal favorite was the Fungi, but I am a huge Mushroom fan!!!  The kids had no favorites, they loved them all!!  Same goes for the hubby!!


The only thing that I wish, was that the pizzas were a little bit bigger.  The four of us ate two and a half pizzas for lunch.  It's still a good deal over all!!


If you are looking for a great pizza to try for your next party, treat or even breakfast, give Dr.Oetkers a try!!  You can find them in your local grocery stores freezer isle!!


**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this review.  I was given some product coupons to try the above items thanks to BuzzAgent.**



Disney On Ice- Dare To Dream Review


We were very fortunate enough to be invited to see Disney On Ice-Dare To Dream this past Friday.


The show was spectacular!!! It showed the story of Princess Tiana, Cinderella, and Rapunzel!!!


The performance was thrilling, and the songs were terrific!!!


My boys sang along and danced to all the songs, and clapped and cheered when they did tricks!!!


Dare To Dream is still playing in Boston until this Sunday, but it will be playing in many other cities (hopefully near you) over the next couple weeks.


If you are a Disney Princess fan like I am, then this is the show for you!!


Check out some of my pictures from the show, and the two videos at the end!!

















**All opinions expressed are 100% my own.  I was not compensated for this post.  I was given tickets to see the performance for this review**

My $30 Target Shopping Trips

Here are two photos of items that I got at Target for less then $30 total!!!! These are from two different shopping trips!! Coupons rock!!!










Yoplait Trix Kids Yogurt Review And ~~Giveaway~~


Everyone knows that “Trix are for kids,” and now Yoplait Trix yogurt is giving moms even more reasons to love it! Yoplait Trix yogurt has been reformulated to remove artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and high fructose corn syrup, but only you will know the difference! Whether it’s for an afterschool snack or the highlight of your kid’s lunch box, now you can feel even better about giving your kids the snack that has the same great taste with two bright natural colors in every cup that they can enjoy every day.

With the same great taste that kids love and the wholesome goodness of real Yoplait® yogurt that moms appreciate, Yoplait Trix yogurt packs a good source of Calcium and Vitamin D

Available in 4-cup packs, with two bright, natural color combinations that can be swirled or eaten at once in every cup, kids can choose from five flavors: Strawberry Punch, Strawberry Banana Bash, Raspberry Rainbow, Triple Cherry, and Cotton Candy

Throughout the month of January, look for Bonus Box Tops for Education on each package of Yoplait Trix yogurt to help earn cash for your child’s school!


My boys are yogurt lovers.  Ben Jr could sit down and eat four or five in one sitting, and he has!!!


Yogurt is one thing I can not keep in the house.  It goes way too quickly.


Yoplait is our favorite yogurt, and the kids love the character yogurt.  Not only because the bunny is on the packaging but because the yogurt is cool colors!!


Thanks to MyBlogSpark, we were sent a yoplait trix yogurt pack.




We received-


(1) VIP coupon for a free 4-pack of Yoplait Trix yogurt for kids
Yoplait branded items including an insulated lunch tote, ice pack, backpack, folder, zippered pencil pouch, pencils, erasers, and pencil sharpener


Doug claimed the backpack (he doesn't have one yet, and Ben does) and the rest of the stuff was put away for school.  


We went to Big Y to use our coupon, and Yoplait Trix was on sale.  We ended up stocking up (or so I thought.)  Three days later, all the yogurt was gone!!!


Yoplait is a great tasting, healthier snack for kids.  We love it!!


Yoplait and MyBlogSpark are so nice to offer one of you the same package I got!!!

Learning Resources- Cash Bash Review And ~~Giveaway~~


About Learning Resources®

Learning Resources® is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home. For more than 25 years, the company has been a trusted source for educators and parents for quality, award-winning educational products. Headquartered in Vernon Hills, IL with a European office based in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, Learning Resources markets and distributes its products in over 80 countries around the globe.

The Company’s diverse product line of over 1300 proprietary products serves children and their families, kindergarten, primary, and middle school markets focused in the areas of mathematics, science, early childhood, reading, Spanish language, English language learning and teacher resources. Many of these proprietary products are protected by international patents, trademarks and copyrights. Among the Company’s brands are Gears! Gears! Gears!®, LR Interactive Electronics, Math Rods®, Pretend & Play®, Rainbow Fractions®, Reading Rods®, Reading Rods® en EspaƱol, Smart Snacks® and Smart Splash®.

Corporate Mission

Since its founding in 1984, Learning Resources’ continues to be guided by its mission to develop quality educational products that make learning exciting for children of all ages and abilities. The Company strives to create hands-on products that build a concrete foundation of skills through exploration, imagination and fun. Its steadfast adherence to this mission is evidenced by hundreds of award-winning products and the thousands of children, teachers and parents who enjoy them.

Markets

Learning Resources products are sold through a worldwide network of educational dealers and representatives, toy and specialty stores, direct mail catalogs and its Website www.LearningResources.com. In addition, Learning Resources specializes in custom development and production of educational products for other manufacturers, governments, Ministries of Education and international educational funding sources. Through its custom development division, the Company provides creative idea generation, product safety review, sourcing and manufacturing, quality control, packaging design solutions and competitive pricing.

I was just in New York last week for the Toy Fair, and got to see a lot of great toy companies, including Learning Resources!!

They have come out with a great new line of toys for 2012!!

I, and the boys are lucky enough to get to try some of the new toys out!!

Our first toy for the New Year is the Cash Bash- Electronic Flash Card Game. 


 

"I need money" is the catch phrase of Mr.Douglas.  When ever he see's cash, he needs it!!

This game is right up his alley.  He can now count all of the money that we "owe" him.  He tells his Aunt that she took his money all the time, and makes her give him money each time he see's her.  I honestly don't know where a two (almost three) year old could come up with these things!!

This game is great for kids learning to add numbers.  Ben Jr understands it more, but Doug loves it too!!  You can race the clock to add up figures.

On the game, there are buttons for each coin denomination, and for $1, $5, and $10 bills.

This is a cute and educational way for kids to learn how to count money, and do simple mathematics. 

I am very excited that the good folks at Learning Resources are giving one of you the same Cash Bash that I got.  I know your kids will love it too.

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