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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rock Your Workout Giveaway

Welcome to the Rock Your Workout Event Sweepstakes


MPG is a brand of clothing which fuses fashion sensibility with performance function.

In our drive to develop the ultimate active apparel, we have achieved garments that feel and look so great on, you will want to wear them for everyday use. MPG has effectively blurred the lines between fashion and performance.
Truly powerful action is the result of an equally passionate vision and drive to achieve. Behind the energy for perfection surges the will to attain it. In recognizing this balance, MPG has developed a line of clothing that seamlessly blends fashion and function, design and performance. The results are richly detailed pieces with a technical edge — an entire collection unparalleled in conception and construction. MPG, inspired by the smooth, strong movements of performers such as athletes and dancers, celebrates the drive, dedication and perseverance of these phenomenal individuals. MPG applauds their unyielding pursuit of excellence, through sacrifice and discipline, with respect and admiration. The brand’s versatility allows for more than just function; it embodies style and comfort by offering a range of clothing to suit any activity in any environment, at the apex of vision and vigor. We welcome you to experience the World of MPG.
go HERE to check out MPG's website!
MPG has offered not 1 but 3 prizes of YOUR choice of top, bottom, jacket and tote! This prize is available for both MALES and FEMALES ! Prizes are also open to USA/CAN!!!
  • MUST reside in USA or Canada (void where prohibited such as Quebec)
  • ONE entry per household
  • ends august 14/14
  • you have 2 days from when I send the winning email to claim prize or another winner will be chosen!
  • fill out form CORRECTLY ( I will be checking all entries)
  • facebook, twitter, etc are NOT liable in anyway!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: MPM was compensated for this giveaway. ALL other participating bloggers DID NOT receive any compensation for this giveaway. MPG is the ONLY one responsible for the prizes. Facebook, twitter, pinterest etc is NOT responsible or liable in ANYWAY for this giveaway! If you want to work with Mom Powered Media (MPG) or have any questions please message Natasha at natasha@mompoweredmedia.com ! Good luck guys!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Product Test & Review: Influenster TLC Vox Box

I received the products pictured above complimentary for testing purposes from Influenster.

As the Influenster TLC VoxBox campaign winds down, I wanted to take a moment and write a quick review of the products that I received. Those of you who follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook may have already seen pictures or posts regarding some of these products.

  • Neosporin Neo To Go!: $4.97-7.50
    Neo To Go! has proven itself as an invaluable product for my purse this summer. I've used it multiple times while out & about.  It provides portable infection protection plus pain relief.  I'm #NeoReady, are you?  
  • Breyers Gelato Indulgences: $4.49-5.99
    With four amazing varieties to choose from, I don't think you can go wrong. Breyers and Influenster challenged me to create a perfect at home date night using Breyers Gelato Indulgences.  This concept was amusing to me. The product is priced a bit on the high side, and there is no way my kids would appreciate such a decadent, high quality product.  With that being said, this product did make a nice addition to an at home date night.  By the way, I chose Tiramisu flavor with my free coupon.  My local Woodman's carries all 4 flavors.  #GelatoLove
  • Ivory Bar Soap: $3.99 for a 10-pk
    Ivory bar soap is 99.44% pure and contains no dyes or heavy perfumes. Since this is the soap that my daughters use for their baths & showers, Ivory Bar Soap is not new to me. In fact, I am currently so stocked up on this product, that I decided to have some fun with my free bar of soap.  Check out our Ivory soap science experiment.   #SudLife
  • Puffs To Go: $.49 per single pack
    Like Ivory soap, I'm already a Puffs To Go user.  My free sample reminded me of how easy it is to pop a package in my purse or in my daughter's backpack. #PassThePuffs
  • AVON Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother: $30
    Beauty products are always my favorite to receive for free.  Many (including this one) have higher price points, so it's a welcome treat not having to open my wallet to give one a whirl.  This product is a translucent balm that claims to instantly blur the look of wrinkles on the forehead and around eyes. The cream-to-powder skin perfector delivers a silky smooth virtually line-free look for your skin. Sadly, I was extremely disappointed with this product. I found that rather than smoothing my crow's feet, it made them more noticeable.  While overall this product gets decent reviews on Avon.com, there were several reviewers like myself who were let down. One disappointed reviewer suggested using this product as an eye shadow primer. I think I'm going to take her suggestion and re-purpose it for that. #AvonANEW
  • Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card: (free)
    A Shell Fuel Rewards Network Card was included as part of my #TLCVoxBox as well.  It's a free loyalty program that helps you save money on fuel.  In my neck of the woods, Road Ranger and Mobil rule the road, and Shell stations are few & far between.  Consequently, I have not had the opportunity to use my card.  However, I will hang onto it for future use. #FuelRewards

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I received my #TLCVoxBox for free as part of the Influenster community.  If this community sounds like the bee's knees to you, and you would like a referral (the easiest path to membership), shoot me an e-mail at RoscoeRamblings(at)gmail.com.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Subscribe to ALL YOU Magazine For Only $5!

Right now you can receive a 1 year subscription to All You Magazine for just $5! Click here to subscribe.

If you're unfamiliar with All You Magazine, I highly recommend it.  Each issue is filled with recipes, home keeping tips, exercise ideas, beauty tips and COUPONS!

Coupons? Yes, coupons! As an All You Reality Checker, I was able to preview their Get Ready For Summer special issue.  Here is a list of coupons that were included in this particular issue:
  1. Save $1 on any (2) Dial Kids Body + Hair Washes
  2. Save $1 on any (1) Tone Body Wash or Bath Bar (6-pk or larger)
  3. Save $1 on any Right Guard Xtreme Clear Product
  4. Save $1 on any Dry Idea StainClear Product
  5. Save $1 on any (2) Dial Bar Soaps
  6. Save $1 on any (2) Dial Body Washes
  7. Save $1 on any (1) Dial For Men Body Wash 
  8. Save $.50 on any (1) Dial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap
  9. Save $1 on any (2) Dial Body Washes or Dial Lotions
  10. Save $1 on any (3) Dial Liquid Hand Soaps
  11. Save $.50 on any (1) Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care Product 
  12. Save $1 on any (1) Purex Crystals or Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets
  13. Save $1.50 on any (1) Dial Lotion 
  14. Buy 2, Get 1 FREE: Renuzit Adjustable Air Freshners
Coupons vary by issue, but as you can see, there were FOURTEEN included this time around!

As far as recipes go, I am looking forward to checking out this recipe for Tex-Mex Chicken Club Wraps in the near future.  

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Giveaway: (4) Coupons Redeemable For FREE Purex Products

I wanted to do a little something to thank my long time e-mail subscribers....I eluded to doing a giveaway specifically for my e-mail subscribers a few months ago, and I'm thrilled to be be launching that giveaway today!

This giveaway is simple.  In order to enter, all you have to do is follow me via Mail Chimp or Bloglovin'.  No comments, no Pinning on Pinterest, Facebook likes, etc.

One winner will the following coupons:

(2) Coupons each redeemable for a FREE bottle of Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash Detergent
(2) Coupons each redeemable for a FREE box of Purex Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets

All coupons expire 12/31/2014
US Only.

Enter below using Giveaway Tools.

GOOD LUCK! And thanks for subscribing to e-mail updates from Roscoe Ramblings!

Organic, Natural, & Better-For-You Coupon Roundup

Here are the current printable coupons for organic, natural, gluten free & better-for-you items:

$0.55 off Horizon Snack Crackers or Grahams

$0.55 off off any One (1) Horizon™ Mac & Cheese

$1.00 off any Schar Gluten-Free Product

$2.00 off on one (1) 4 pack of Svelte organic

$1.00 off any TWO Kashi GOLEAN Cereals

$.50 Park's Finest Frankfurters From Ball Park

I scored a great deal on some Park's Finest Frankfurters from Ball Park over the weekend that I wanted to share with you.  Note that I was not able to find these at my local Target, but my local Walmart had all of the flavors in stock.

Regular Price: $3.50

  • Buy 1, receive a $1.50 rebate from Ibotta
  • Buy 1, receive a $1.50 rebate from Shopmium (Register with code GYHCUFQN)
Final price after both rebate are received: $.50 + tax. 

Ibotta and Shopmium are both apps that allow you to earn money back after buying specified products and snapping a photo of your receipt showing said product.  Although the number of offers with Shopmium is limited, you can use it at any store, and there is no minimum you have to have in your account before cashing out.  I receive my Shopmium rebate payments via Paypal and payment usually happens within a few days.

Helpful hint: Does your spouse have his/her own smartphone? My husband does and he is now a proud Ibotta and Shopmium user.  If there's a can't miss offer that we both have on our accounts, we are both able to scoop it up.  I always do two separate transactions to keep things straight.  Sometimes he even receives better offers than what I have!  We each have our own Paypal accounts, so payments are kept separate as well. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday's Mention: L.L. Bean

Mondays tend to have a negative connotation...It's the beginning of a new work week for many, and it tends to be hectic and crazy for others.  The Bangles even wrote a song about it - Manic Monday.

I had an outstanding customer service experience earlier today (Monday), that I feel compelled to write about. I'm even going to attempt to turn it into a regular blog series.  I want this series to be off the cuff. None of the content will be sponsored in any way.  Just my honest thoughts. It will be like you and I having a conversation over a cup of coffee. I'm a fan of alliteration, so I'm calling this series Monday's Mention.

Here's my story....

While I consider myself to be a frugal individual, I have no qualms about paying a little extra for a high quality product.  If I know I can spend a few more dollars for a higher quality item and get a longer life out of it, I'm going to do so.  When my 9-year old started preschool as a 3-year old, she needed a backpack. Obviously she wasn't going to be lugging books around, but she needed it for daily projects, notes to go home, etc.  I decided to splurge on a Junior Original Book Pack from L.L. Bean.  The current price is just under $25, and I would say that I paid a similar price all the way back in 2008.

I'm pleased to say that not only did the backpack last through two years of preschool and a year of Kindergarten for my oldest daughter, but it also lasted through two years of preschool and a year of Kindergarten for my youngest daughter!  That's six years of school.  The only reason I 'retired' it was because each of my daughters had outgrown it size-wise. Wondering what kind of shape it's in after 6 years? Take a look:

It's in great condition!

With my youngest daughter heading to 1st grade in the fall, I've been on the lookout this summer for a deal on the next size up backpack.  My older daughter transitioned into an L.L. Bean Deluxe Book Pack, (that has survived 3 grades & counting) so in order to keep things fair, my goal was to find the best price on one for my youngest.

I received an e-mail that the Deluxe Book Packs were on sale for 25% off, making them $29.96. In addition, I had a code for free shipping.  I didn't think I was going to find a better price, so I pulled the trigger and ordered.

But then....Later today when I got my mail, I discovered that I had received the latest L.L. Bean catalog. The price on the Deluxe Book Pack was the same, and I also had a code for free shipping.  BUT, in addition, I also had a code for $10 off my order.  Face palm.  If only I had waited an hour to order....I could have saved an additional $10.

I decided to pick up the phone and plead my case to L.L. Bean and see if they would honor the additional $10 off code.  Did you know that when you call L.L. Bean, you don't get any automated recordings? My call was answered on the 2nd or 3rd ring by an actual human!  I didn't have to do much pleading, because he was able to quickly apply my $10 off code.  By the time our call ended, I had already received an updated invoice via e-mail.  Now, that is what I call outstanding customer service.

After tax I ended up paying around $21 for my daughter's backpack.  Could I have purchased one at Target or Walmart for less? Sure.  My past experience with L.L. Bean makes me confident that her new backpack will last her for more than just one school year.  I firmly believe that while it's nice to find a dirt cheap bargain, it's even nicer to find a sale on a high quality, long lasting item.  As an added bonus, I didn't even have to leave my house to shop.

Giveaway: Vera Bradley Campus Backpacks

Enter to win 1 of 95 Vera Bradley Campus Backpacks. These are valued at $109.  Definitely not a backpack you'd let your Kindergartener use for school!  Winners can choose from the following colors: Pink Swirls, Ziggy Zinnia, or African Violet. 

Act quickly - this giveaway closes on 7/9, and the winners will be chosen on 7/10 and notified via e-mail.  I'd love for a Roscoe Ramblings reader to win. 

Enter to win here.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Frozen Is Coming To Zulily!

Heads up Frozen fans! Winter is arriving a little early because Frozen is hitting Zulily tomorrow! The fun starts 7/7 at 6 am PT.  I don't know what sort of merchandise they'll have this time around, but in the past they've had apparel, books, decor, and much more.

Not a Zulily member yet? Get signed up today, and save yourself some time tomorrow!

Shutterfly 4th Of July Sale


In addition to saving 40% on selected items, 

Hurry, 101 free prints is only good through Tuesday, July 8th!