Awesome holiday gift ideas from Best Buy @BestBuy #HintingSeason @Xbox, @TomTomUSA and @Garmin

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Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price these top gifts which are available at Best Buy are on my list for my loved ones this Holiday and here’s why they should be on yours:

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For the gamer: I know my kids would love to get the Xbox One as a gift. Xbox One is the place for games. What is Xbox One you ask? Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty) the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level. In addition to being a great gaming console, Xbox one connects consumers unlike any other device.  Xbox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps.  With Xbox One all of your media is at your fingertips when you want it. If the Xbox One is on your list be sure to pick one up at Best Buy.

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For the music lover:
JBL. Because who doesn’t love getting speakers and headphones? If you have a certain someone on your list who is all about that bass, they will most certainly love JBL. Best Buy has a great selection of JBL speakers and headphones. Here are some of the best for gift giving:

JBL Charge 2- Between the twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery and the hands-free conference speakerphone the key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.

JBL Flip 2- Aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, the key benefit of the JBL Flip 2 is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.

JBL Reflect Earbud headphones-  Sweat proof ergonomic design.  With a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of about 40 feet, the JBL Reflect BT’s key benefit is the design of the ergonomic eartips along with the built-in magnets which keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

 

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For the adventure seeker:
Garmin and TomTom- There’s nothing quite like having the peace of mind that a GPS brings when you’re out in unfamiliar territory. It’s great because you don’t have to stop and ask for directions. You’ll truly never be lost with one of these. Features include bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates.  Also comes with lane assist, lifetime traffic and map updates.   What’s really cool is that is uses Voice Recognition Technology as well.  It’ll practically make you Knight Rider. Well, sorta. Each brand has different features, so I will list them below and you can decide for yourself which one will make the best gift.

·         Garmin 52LM and Garmin 2597LMT
o   5.0” display
o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1
o   Lane assist with junction view
o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time
o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest
o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

·        TomTom Go 50s
•    Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device
•    Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico): Always drive with the latest map
•    3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D
•    5″ touchscreen with advanced lane guidance

Go here to view these GPS units and more  from Best Buy.

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

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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)

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Canon is a great family gift from Best Buy @BestBuy #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason @CanonUSAimaging

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Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

For all of those holiday moments that you want to capture for a lifetime, a good camera makes all the difference. Best Buy just so happens to be the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression. If you’re anything like me, the more user friendly the camera, the better. This one seems to fit the bill.

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More info about The Canon EOS Rebel T5i:

•      Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
•      Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
•      Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
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•      The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

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Buy it: If you’re in the market for a new camera, this one seems to be a great one. Right now you can save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20

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Light Up Your Child’s Life with Laser Pegs

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

What could be more fun than building bricks? Building bricks that light up of course! At our house, building with bricks is one of the things the kids love to do for hours. They are so creative and they love making their own inventions after they have built things the way the instructions tell them to. I am all for creativity, so I encourage this. Well, to take their creativity a step further, their creations can now light up with Laser Pegs.

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I was sent the Tractors 6 in 1 Kit for this review. This particular kit is geared for kids ages 5 and up and contains 65 pieces.

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To get started, I pulled out and sorted (mostly) the bricks. Included in the box is the Zippy Do Power Base, 1 Laser Peg and 64 Tinted Construction Bricks. Batteries are included. I like that this set does not have an overwhelming amount of pieces. It’s just enough that it will make a nice project for a child, but it’s not too hard. The instructions in the box make one of the 6 models of tractor. The other 5 sets of instructions are available online.

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I was able to piece this together in about 15 minutes by myself. I am sure it will take my kids longer than that, plus the time it takes to undo all the pieces and make the other 5 combinations. Plus they are so creative that I know they will have their own ideas as to what to make with the bricks and wheels.

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Here it is but the time, it’s lit up. You can see that the light comes mainly from the middle section. You can choose a solid light or flashing light setting. I think this is a super cool toy! Don’t you?

Buy it: Laser Pegs has so many different affordable sets to offer. As a reader exclusive, Laser Pegs has kindly offered a 50% off discount on The Bot set. Go here and enter code 4moms at checkout. Shipping adds a flat $2.99 (& applicable tax) or get free shipping on your order of $50 or more. Click here to shop the entire site.

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Best Buy: The Ultimate Destination for the Latest Cameras and Camcorders @BestBuy #CamerasatBestBuy #HintingSeason


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Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Tis the season for family and lot’s of memory making! Would you like to capture your memories this holiday season with high resolution images? Did you know that the new cameras feature wifi so that you can share your images easily? Did you know that was even a thing? I had no idea personally. Just learning this myself. If you think it might be time for an upgrade, Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture your high-stakes memories.

The following three cameras from Nikon, Sony and Samsung, all come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can share amazing photos with ease. Upgrade your camera in time to capture precious holiday memories.

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Product features:
·  A DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi so you can capture high quality photos and share them instantly
·  This Nikon D5300 DSLR camera comes with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens that enables you to capture sharp photos and video footage. Optical image stabilization helps prevent blurring to ensure image clarity
·  Also available in red or gray

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Sony α6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
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Product features:
·   A compact system camera with the World’s Fastest Autofocus
·   This Sony Alpha A6000 features a 24.3-megapixel, Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that makes it easy to shoot scenes in stunning clarity. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share stored content across devices.
·   Also available in White or silver

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Product features:
·  A digital camera that allows you to shoot, share, and use Android Apps
·  This Samsung Galaxy 2 digital camera’s 16.3-megapixel, 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor allows you to capture sharp images and high-definition video footage. The 4.8″ touch screen simplifies operation, and built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing stored files easy.

Buy it: Visit the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center to see more great cameras, whether you’re giving as a gift or upgrading for yourself. Never miss a moment.

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SUSU Handbags Allen Two Tone Blue Leather Tote Review & Giveaway

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Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with SUSU Handbags and eAccountable. All opinions are my own.

I have to admit up front, I have never been one of those fancy handbag ladies. While I have had one or two in my life, I do not have a closet full of designer bags, nor do I regularly shop for them. However, I will say that carrying a fancy handbag can make you feel like a million bucks! A fancy purse is certainly an investment. One that can help you to feel and look good. And it’s something that you are more likely to take care of to extend it’s life since it is an investment. I am sure that you have heard of several brands of bags, but have you heard of SUSU? If not, you’ve really got to check them out. They offer beautiful, quality bags.

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I was blessed to receive the Allen Two Tone Blue Leather Tote from SUSU recently. I was quite pleasantly surprised when I opened the package to find this lovely purse. It features 100% Genuine Leather with a top zipper closure. I really adore the dual side expansion zippers, which shows a hint of teal color when opened.

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The inside features a cotton lining, with an interior zipper pocket and interior cell phone pockets. It’s really quite roomy on the inside.

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The bag measurements: Width: 12.75, Height: 10.5, Depth: 5.5, Strap Drop: 5.5

I am currently using this as my main purse. Needless to say that I love carrying this tote around for all of my daily outings and I have received many compliments on it. I have also been taking REALLY good care of it. It may as well be a puppy with the treatment it is getting, which is really unlike me.

Buy it: Do you just love the look of SUSU Handbags and want one for yourself, to give one as a gift? Get one here. Just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, SUSU will be offering up some great deals! Black Friday Offer! 40% off and Free Shipping on any order with Code: BLACKFRIDAY Valid 11/28/14 only. Cyber Monday Offer! 40% off and Free Shipping on any order with Code: CYBERMONDAY. Valid 12/1/14 only.

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Shark Rotator Lift-Away Review

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

I think that cleaning, while still a chore, can be made easier or more difficult depending on the tools we use. One of my dreaded chores is cleaning the floor. I live in a 1700 sq foot house with all wood and linoleum floors. We also have a large converted garage with a concrete floor. No carpet in the house anywhere except for an area rug in on the concrete floor. This makes for a lot of visible dirt tracking as you can imagine. It’s kind of a love/hate relationship, because while I can see absolutely all the dirt that gets in the house, I can also get rid of all of it easier and know that it’s gone. However, cleaning the floor in a house this big can take a long time if I am not using the right tools. I prefer to use a good vacuum to get into all the cracks and crevices as well as for overall quick coverage.

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I was recently sent the Shark Rotator Lift-Away and I have to tell you, it’s my new best friend. A true floor cleaning companion like no other. If I am cleaning a floor, upholstery or needing to get the spiderwebs from the ceiling, this is my go to machine. There are so many amazing features that this vacuum has to offer that makes it so different than any other vacuum I have ever owned. Versatility being the key factor as it is designed to clean hard to reach places better than any vacuum ever before. The first place I cleaned was on our big area rug. It caught me off guard because it was alot more powerful than I was expecting. It was actually pulling me forward a little bit. It pulled so much dirt and dog hair out of the rug that I was a bit appalled actually. (Sorry, no pics of the dirt) I mean, I thought my old vacuum was actually cleaning the rug. Apparently not.

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With mobility to reach under furniture, the new Powered Lift-Away offers the ability to lift away the vacuum’s wand or pod so users can clean above floors and reach further under furniture. The Powered Lift-Away mode was created with easy maneuverability in mind, to enable you to be able to reach all the way under furniture and target dirt without any heavy lifting or moving. With new Fingertip Controls, the Shark also allows for a seamless transition between hard floors and carpet cleaning. It is so nice to have a choice as to whether I want to use this cleaner as a stand up machine, a canister on wheels or just a wand and the canister. While a little overwhelming at first, it’s super easy to transition between these modes with a little practice.

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Designed with a HEPA filter and Shark’s Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology, the vacuum captures and holds 99.99 percent of dust and allergens to maintain a clean and healthy home environment for allergy sufferers.

Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away features include:

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Rotator power nozzle with motorized brush that deep cleans and reaches further under furniture. I can easily get this under the bed. Hooray!

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Powerful LED headlights on the nozzle and handle to improve visibility under furniture or in dark, hard-to-see spaces. It’s amazing how well you can see all of the dust bunnies on the floor as well as whats lurking on the ceiling using the handle light. I actually haven been finding it somewhat amusing to vacuum in the dark. You’ve just got to try it with yours.

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Fingertip Controls for easy transitions between hard floors, carpet and area rugs. The power button is also on the handle. Super convenient.

Additional features include:

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Hard Floor Genie bare floor attachment picks up large debris and fine dust in one easy step. This is perfect for most of my house. There is a micro-fiber like cover that goes on this piece which is machine washable.

Extra-long 30 foot power cord provides maximum range for cleaning large spaces.

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Specialized tools to offer versatility in cleaning include a premium pet power brush, upholstery tool, flexible crevice tool and canister caddy. I especially love the pictured pet power brush. This is absolutely amazing for cleaning the furniture. Even if you don’t have a pet, this is a great attachment to have. It really pulls out the dirt. I am planning on using it to clean out my car. I can imagine I’ll be able to get all the nooks and crannies with the Shark.

Buy it: Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away is available for purchase online as well as at your favorite retailers.

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Give the Gift of LG OLED from Best Buy #Hinting Season #OLEDatBestBuy @BestBuy

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Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

While I am not really what you could consider a very technical person, I do get really excited when it comes to new technology in TV’s. What can I say? I am a sucker for a large, screen with bright colors and lights flashing out of it. It’s amazing to see how every year the TV’s get larger, yet thinner and more sleek looking with the picture being somehow more vibrant. We’ve come a long way since I was a small kid with the big console TV and NO remote, that’s for sure. Anyone else remember those?

When it comes to gift giving, I really love to visit Best Buy to find the newest and greatest gifts. They always have something that my family gets excited over. If you have the chance to visit the store this season, be sure to head over to the TV section and have a look at the new LG OLED TV.

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You might be wondering “What is OLED TV?”. I can sum it up with one word, Awesome! The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination. You can also find content faster with webOS.

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Buy it:
You can get the amazing LG OLED TV at Best Buy for their everyday price of $3499.99 (save $500). And don’t be afraid to share this post to let your loved ones know you’d like a LG OLED TV. It is #Hinting Season after all.

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