VTech Switch & Go Dinos Turbo Bronco the RC Triceratops Review & Giveaway (Ends 12/18)

Switch & Go Dinos Turbo Bronco the RC Triceratops
Disclosure: I received a free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

If your kids are fans of VTech Switch & Go Dinos, they will love the new VTech Switch & Go Dinos Turbo Bronco the RC Triceratops. It’s has all the fun features you love about Switch & Go Dinos, but it’s the first dynamic remote control dino from Switch & Go Dinos Turbo. It transforms from a fierce Triceratops to a sleek race car with the push of a button on his remote control! Your child can use the remote control to move forward, backward, left and right in both vehicle and dino modes. Then charge the turbo boost lever to give him a burst of speed! What fun.

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Your child can press the buttons on the remote to turn on his headlights, hear realistic sound effects and learn cool facts. It’s really fun to switch between the modes of race car driver to dinosaur.

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Bronco’s LCD screen displays cool customizable dinosaur eyes and driver animations, and kids can choose from four different styles.

Overall I found this toy to be fun and durable. This toy is geared for kids ages 3-8 years, and I agree that is about the right age group.  I personally feel that it’s more fun than the previous Switch & Go Dino toys that we’ve owned because of the remote control feature. It gives you the feeling of being more in control, which is just more fun for some reason. It does however require a total of 8 AA batteries to run, between the toy and the remote,  which are not included, so if you have one of these under the Christmas tree, you’ll want to buy those in advance.

Buy it: VTech Switch & Go Dinos Turbo Bronco the RC Triceratops can be purchased here.  (Ages 3-8 years, MSRP: $44.99)

Win it: It’s time to get excited, because one of you will win a VTech Switch & Go Dinos Turbo Bronco the RC Triceratops to call your own. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load. Please note that due to the timing of the giveaway and shipping processes, this prize may not make it in time for Christmas.

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Holiday Giveaway Extravaganza! Over $1,800 in prizes

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The Holidays are about giving and this holiday season Bargains with Brittanie, Addicted 2 Savings 4 U, and The Budget Bandit have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to put you into the holiday spirit by offering a fantastic Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway! With over $1,800 in prizes and 23 winners this is a giveaway event you do not want to miss! I am so happy to share this giveaway with you as it is an amazing opportunity to win your gifts this year.

With the holidays in full swing chances are you are already on the lookout for this year’s most wanted gifts. But what are you going to get the person who seems to have everything? No matter who you are shopping for this holiday season, this Holiday Gift Guide has great gift ideas for you! Naughty or Nice, you will find the perfect gift at the right price! Many of the products featured are actually being given away below but first let’s give a huge thanks to our sponsors who helped make this giveaway happen:

| RC Willey | Mohu | Erin Condren | Ninja | Zenni Optical | KISS | Cosmos Creations | Gordmans | Berkshire Blanket | Neater Feeder | Liquidation.com | Aqua Bed Warmer | Pick Your Plum | Tarn-X | Baby Sign Language | 3D Light FX | Lapgear | SportsChocolates.com | iLeesh | Carmex |

| Poo~Pourri | Sand by Brookstone |

Enter the Giveaway!

Giveaway ends December 4th at 11:59pm. It is open to United States Residents only. Winners will be chosen via random.org. All Entries Will Be Verified. Winners will be contacted via email and will have 24 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen. Enter using the widget below. Good Luck!

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Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for participating in this event. This giveaway is sponsored by the companies mentioned above. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment.

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Eartheasy LifeStraw Family Review & Giveaway (Ends 11/16)

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Being prepared for an emergency is something I feel very strongly about. Being that I have a family to look after I don’t want to take any chances when it comes to being ready for the unexpected. I especially feel that having a clean source of water at all times is of the utmost importance. While stocking up on bottled water is an option, there is only so much you can carry if needed in a worst case scenario. A more likely scenario for us city folk is the dreaded boil notice. You may be familiar with the drill where some contaminants get into the local water supply and you have to boil before drinking or brushing your teeth, etc. There is an easier way and I am happy to share it with you.

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The LifeStraw Family from Eartheasy is an amazing water filter & purifier. It filters up to 18,000 liters of water, enough to supply clean drinking water for a family of five for up to three years! LifeStraw Family is a point-of-use microbiological water purifier capable of removing viruses, bacteria and protozoa (parasites) to protect against waterborne diseases. This is perfect for using at home or in the event that you needed to find some other source of water (i.e.: river, pond, lake, rain water, etc.) it would work for that as well.

Check out the video below for a demonstration as to how LifeStraw Family works.

Buy it: Be prepared with a LifeStraw Family. You just never know when you’re going to need one. It would also make a great gift for the prepper in your life. As an added bonus, for every LifeStraw water filter sold, a child in Africa receives clean water for an entire school year. Go here for yours.

Win it: One of you will win a LifeStraw Family of your very own. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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Disclosure: I received free product for this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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RareSeeds Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Giveaway (Ends 11/9)

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As a gardener, I become excited when it’s planting season. I love growing my own fruits and vegetables. There is nothing more satisfying to me than reaping the fruits of my labors in the form of collecting full baskets of fresh grown food that I grew myself. If the foods can be grown from non-GMO seeds, I am just that much happier. Not only are homegrown foods better for you than store bought, but they also taste better too.

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Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company graciously sent me 20 seed packets of non-hybrid, non-GMO, non-treated and non-patented vegetable & plant seeds. I am so excited to get my garden started in the spring with these.

Buy it: It’s never too early to start planning your garden. RareSeeds offers a huge assortment to choose from. Seeds also make a great gift. Click here to shop.

Win it: One of you will win a selection of RareSeeds like I received so that you can start your own healthy, non-GMO garden. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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Disclosure: I received free products as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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Neater Feeder Dog Bowl Set Review & Giveaway (Ends 11/9)

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I love my big dog, but he sure is messy. My 70+ lb. mix of husky, lab, heeler, shepherd (and who knows what else) is a very good and loving dog, but he is also one of the worlds sloppiest eaters and drinkers. He not only spills his food often, but when he drinks, he creates a huge wet mess on the floor. Between him and my 3 kids, I can’t tell who is messier. It’s insanity. Lucky for me, I recently discovered the Neater Feeder.

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The Neater Feeder is an amazing food & watering station for dogs or cats that keeps the mess off of the floor! It comes in multiple sizes to suit your pets needs. For my big dog, we got the Large Dog Neater Feeder Deluxe with Leg Extensions in Bronze. It is the greatest thing since sliced bread. No, I am not exaggerating. This particular version of the Neater Feeder is Created for taller dogs weighing 30-100 lbs. with a 20″+ shoulder height, which fits my dog perfectly. It comes with one 7 cup standard stainless steel food bowl and one 9 cup extra capacity stainless steel water bowl. The water bowl is bigger because dogs need more water than food, which is great for keeping your pet hydrated. It also comes with a set of leg extensions which I used since my dog is so tall. This helps keep him from having to bend down to eat. Last but not least you get a set of non-skid rubber pads for the bottom of the feeder to keep it in place.

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My dog Rocky was a little nervous about his new feeder. He was actually a bit reluctant to go near it for a few minutes. I called him and put a special treat in it (peanut butter) at first to get him to come over. He did come and check it out after a few minutes and has been fine with it ever since.

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Here is Rocky getting a good drink of water. Notice the holes in the front of the feeder. That is where the water drips go. They are caught in the plastic holder beneath for easy cleaning. The Neater Feeder is truly one of those products that will leave you wondering how you ever lived without it for so long. I know that my life will never be the same again now that we own one.

Buy it: Do you have a dog or cat that is a messy eater? If so, you should try the Neater Feeder. It would make a great Christmas gift for your pet. You can get one in your choice of sizes online.

Win it: One of you will win a Neater Feeder in the size & color of your choice. (US residents only) Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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Disclosure: I received free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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Curtain & Bath Outlet 3 piece Curtain Set Review & Giveaway (Ends 10/26)

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I’m one of those people that likes my home to have that “put together” look, but I’m not always diligent in making it happen. For example, we have owned our home for about 4 years and yet, some of our windows are still kind of bare. Gasp!

I am sure you know that I am frugal and you also are probably aware that window treatments can get spendy. I think that combination of things has is the main reason for my lack of window treatments. Well, I think I have just found a good solution to that dilemma: Curtain & Bath Outlet. They offer a large assortment of window treatments, bedding, bath items and more at affordable prices. I am so glad for that.

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Curtain & Bath Outlet so kindly sent me their Boxwood Lined Woven 3 piece Curtain Set for this review.  It is available in three colors (brick marine & sand). I chose the sand color because it’s very neutral and the color would fit in with any of my rooms. I really liked that there was  a choice of sizes on this set. I chose the 63″ length because our windows are good sized.

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My daughter really wanted me to put these up in her bedroom, so that’s what I did. Like I mentioned before, our windows are rather big and wide, so these don’t look quite like they do in the stock photo. There is an extra straight lined valance available on their site if I ever decide that I wanted to add it on to make it look more “scrunched” at the top, but I really don’t think it’s necessary. I think they are super cute in her room as is. As I was putting them up, I could tell that these curtains are durable and will last. They are machine washable too so I should be able to maintain them easily.

Buy it: Could you use some window treatments at budget prices? If so, head on over to the Curtain & Bath Outlet to shop. Exclusive Discount – Through 11/30/14, save 10% off your order with code sweetdeal10.

Win it: One of you will win $25 to spend at Curtain & Bath Outlet! Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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Florsheim Boys Shoes Review & $60 Giveaway (Ends 10/19)

Disclosure: I received free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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Do you have a little boy in your life that you love to dress up? Florsheim Boys Shoes are the perfect way to complete his adorable outfit. Whether it’s casual or dressy, Florsheim shoes go with pretty much anything depending on the style you choose. I personally tend to stick with shoes that will go with any outfit, but that’s just my practical nature I suppose. However, for this review, I let my 7 year old son select his own pair of shoes. He chose the Kearny Jr in Navy/Multi. These shoes feature genuine suede uppers, a breathable, moisture wicking Suedetec with leather lining and they are extremely lightweight. These also have laces that do need to be tied. The sizes available go up to big boy size 6.

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While I love the overall look of this shoe, I admit I was skeptical at first about the bright green soles of the shoe. I mean, they’re so GREEN! While I had no doubt that they would be sturdy and comfortable just like all of his past Florsheim shoes, I was concerned that these would be hard to pair with an outfit, but actually, it wasn’t as hard as I thought.

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See, now isn’t that cute? This is one of his outfits that he wears to school. I think he looks quite sharp. Notice how the green soles really just kind of blend in? Well played son, well played.

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And the soles just add a little pop of color as a surprise every now and again. He sure does love these shoes.

Buy it: Head over to Florsheim and check out their awesome selection of shoes for little boys. These are perfect for the upcoming holidays and would make a great gift.

Win it: One of you will win a $60 Florsheim gift card. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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New #Deltaco #FrescaBowls & $20 Giveaway (Ends 10/12)

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Introducing the newest edition to Del Taco’s awesome menu is the Fresca Bowl. Priced very reasonably at just $4 each, Del Taco’s Fresca Bowls are served on a bed of fresca lime rice and seasoned black beans, and are offered in the following three varieties:

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    Southwest Grilled Chicken & Veggie Bowl combines fresh-grilled chicken and a blend of fire-roasted, red and green bell peppers, caramelized onions and flavorful Poblano pepper
  • Pollo Asado Grilled Chicken Bowl is made with marinated, fresh-grilled chicken, hand-chopped pico de gallo salsa, onions and cilantro
  • Fire Roasted Veggie Bowl features Del Taco’s tangy green chile sauce, freshly-chopped pico de gallo salsa, and a blend of roasted vegetables

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We stopped by our local Del Taco for dinner recently, and I was able to try the Pollo Asado Grilled Chicken Bowl and snag a $1 Strawberry Lemonade too. Oh my. The Fresca Bowl was so good. It was loaded with fresh ingredients and was very filling! I also appreciate that my family of 5 can eat there for around $25. That’s hard to say about most restaurants anymore. Del Taco is seriously becoming one of my family’s favorite places to eat.

Buy it: Getting hungry? Head over to your local Del Taco and order up a Fresca Bowl. Before you do, go here and play the game to win a free drink.

Win it: One of you will win a $20 Del Taco gift card! Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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Disclosure: I received free product for this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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