Saturday, June 18, 2011

ScareMeNot Monsters Travel-Size Plush Review + Giveaway



According to ScareMeNot.com, "The good little monsters known as ScareMeNots are specially trained to keep watch for 'Bedtime Scaries' so your child can get a good night's rest." I fell in love with these cuddly creatures the first time I saw one.


We have three ScareMeNots in our little collection: Guardian Gus (he's green), Protector Patty (she's blue), and Watchdog Wally (he's orange). My hubby's favorite is Gus, and mine is Patty. But it looks as though Watchdog Wally has captured L's attention!


These monsters, who have all graduated from the ScareMeNot Academy, set out to help kids who are afraid of the dark - a.k.a. "Bedtime Scaries." They have specially designed tails so that they can hang from most anywhere - such as on a curtain rod, door knob, or anywhere that the Bedtime Scaries might be hiding!  Plus they are especially instructed to stay awake all night to keep watch while your little ones sleep. There are nine ScareMeNots fully trained and ready to protect your family. You can get them in full-size or travel-size, though Deep-Breath Dudley, the newest ScareMeNot is only available in travel-size.


You can probably tell that L is not quite old enough to truly be afraid of the dark yet.  But I'm hoping we skip that stage altogether - since he'll always have his friendly ScareMeNots around to keep him safe!

I love the concept of these toys - a monster that protects from monsters!  Head on over and check out the great collection at ScareMeNots website.  Right now they are even running a special - when you purchase a full-size Valiant Valerie ScareMeNot, you'll receive a travel-size Valerie for free!
Giveaway

ScareMeNots would like to send one lucky My Kansas City Mommy reader a travel-size monster plush of their choice! This giveaway will end on July 1 at 11:59 PM Central time.

To enter this giveaway:

First, leave a comment on this post - go to ScareMeNots website and tell me which monster is your favorite! Then fill out the ENTRY FORM. Completing these two steps counts as one entry.

You can also receive additional entries for the following (you will check these off on the entry form - please do not leave additional comments relating to these! They will NOT be counted unless they are filled in on the form.):

* "Like" ScareMeNots on Facebook
* Follow ScareMeNots on Twitter
* Subscribe to My Kansas City Mommy's feed or email subscription
* Publicly follow My Kansas City Mommy with Google Friend Connect
* "Like" My Kansas City Mommy on Facebook
* Follow My Kansas City Mommy on Twitter
* Tweet about this contest! Use this: I just entered to #win a @ScareMeNot monster - you can too! Enter #giveaway http://t.co/MhtGgOr via @MyKCMommy


Don't forget to click here to fill out the entry form. Please note that this prize can only be shipped to a US address!

Thanks to ScareMeNots for providing my review sample and the giveaway prize! I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own.



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4th of July Sale at Bass Pro Shops Online

Father's Day Sale at Basspro.com

Can you believe the year is already almost half over?  Independence Day will be here before we know it!  You can check out the 4th of July Sale at Bass Pro Shops online and stock up on all the gear you need to get through the rest of summer - or shop ahead since (yikes) the holiday season will be upon us soon!



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FREE Business Cards, Invitations, 4x6 Photo Book, T-shirt, & More (Just Pay S&H)


Vista Print

If you're in need of office supplies or some fun custom products, head over to Vistaprint - because you can probably get whatever you need for FREE!  You can choose from quite a few products (shipping & handling is additional - but very reasonable)!

Here are your choices in FREE products:
*250 Business Cards
*4x6 Photo Flip Book
*Checks
*Note Pad
*100 Postcards
*Sticky Notes
*10 Folded Invitations
*Coffee Mug
*Mousepad
*Tote Bag
*T-shirt

Awesome, right?  Let me know if you decide to get a fun freebie.  :)




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5 Giveaways at My KC Mommy - Have You Entered?



There are some great giveaways going on right now here at My KC Mommy - and more coming soon!  Make sure you check them out - most of them have only a few entries, so your chances of winning are good!  :)
The GRIPSTIC - Bag Sealer Giveaway ends on Tuesday, June 21 at 11:59pm. Find out how to enter here!

The Davey Cakes Custom Baby Onesie or Shirt Giveaway ends on Wednesday, June 22 at 11:59pm. Find out how to enter here!
The Dockers Never Iron Essential Khakis Giveaway ends on Friday, June 24 at 11:59pm. Find out how to enter here!

The Cars 2 Prize Pack Giveaway ends on Monday, June 27 at 11:59pm. Find out how to enter here!


The Wendy's $5 Gift Card (2 Winners) Giveaway ends on Tuesday, June 28 at 11:59pm. Find out how to enter here!

Good luck!!  Keep reading My KC Mommy for more chances to win!  :)




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$10 Bonus Gift Card w/purchase of $50 at Outback Steakhouse



Today is the last day to snag this deal!  Purchase $50 in gift cards from Outback Steakhouse and receive a $10 Bonus Card!  Click here for details




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Oneida Cutting Board Review + Dine In Style Sweepstakes

 
Are you looking for a last minute Father's Day gift?  If Dad likes to cook, check out the great selection of products that Oneida has to offer! 

· Ravenwood Tools: A new kind of tool for the Dad in your life.

· Locking Tongs: The perfect accessory for a BBQ.

· Salt and Pepper Grinder Set: A staple for the seasoning king.

· Cutting Boards: A must-have for any type of cook.

· Knife and Board Set: Kick it up a notch with this quality cutting board and knife set.

· Pilsner Glasses: Toast to dad this Father’s Day!

Head here to see these gifts and more fun Oneida products!

Oneida sent me a set of Cutting Boards to review.  These boards are made of sturdy polypropylene.  The handles are no-slip so the board stays in place on your countertop - super convenient.  The varying sizes of the three boards ensures that you will have a cutting board that is the right size for any project.  I know a lot of times when I am cooking, I end up needing several cutting boards - so this set is perfect. 

But - my absolute favorite feature about these boards?  They are dishwasher safe.  Oh my word!  I could not be more thrilled.  I hate hand-washing big cooking items, so I'll have a cutting board sit in my sink for a week at a time (world's biggest procrastinator...that would be me).  I am beyond thrilled that I can just pop these in the dishwasher.  AMAZING!

If you've got Dad's day under control already, you can head over to Oneida's Facebook page.  They're hosting a Dine in Style sweepstakes - you can enter to win an Oneida product weekly through June 30.  You still have some time left to get your entry in, so hurry over!

Thanks to Oneida for providing my samples for review.  I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own.




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$3.73 for Elle Magazine - 1 Year Subscription


Hurry over to Best Deals Magazines, where today you can get a 1-year subscription to Elle Magazine for just $4.39! 


Make your deal even sweeter - use coupon code PXCJ619 at checkout and score an extra 15% off - making your 1-year subscription just $3.73!


Order your subscription today and enjoy your savings for a whole year!




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Toy Story Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy Trilogy 55% off at Amazon Today 6/18



It's a great week for Disney/Pixar fans since Cars 2 is coming out soon (have you entered my giveaway?) - and now you can pick up the Toy Story Trilogy (10-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) from Amazon for just $44.99 - a savings of 55%! This is a 10-disc set that also includes a digital copy of the movies.  If you were to just buy the single-disc individual DVDs on Amazon right now, you would be spending $41.99 - so for three dollars more, definitely snag this set if you don't already own the collection!  Plus shipping is FREE when you select the Super Saver Shipping option!




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Friday, June 17, 2011

Review: Here Home Hope by Kaira Rouda



Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda is a new release from Greenleaf Book Group Press.  It tells the story of Kelly, a 39-year-old who is caught questioning where her life is going.  She wonders if there could be more to life than her middle-American routine.

Over the course of the story, Kelly creates a "Things to Change" (or T2C) list.  What an inspiring thing for every woman - regardless of her stage of life - to do!  It's easy for all of us to get stuck "in a rut."  Right now I'm trying to figure out how to balance being a mommy, writing this blog, working part time, teaching drama classes....I am definitely inspired to write my own T2C list. 

What I took from this story is this - why wait to make a T2C list?  Start now, regardless of where you are in life...make a list of what you want to change...and then make the changes!  Change will only happen if you set out to make it happen. 

You can watch the book trailer here -



For more info, you can visit author Kaira Rouda's website - or follow Kaira Rouda on Twitter and Facebook.  You can find the book on Amazon in Paperback or for the Kindle, or from other retailers like Barnes and Noble, Border's, and Books-a-Million.


I participated in this campaign with One2One Network and received a sample copy of Here, Home, Hope to facilitate this review.  I received no other compensation and all views expressed are my own.





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Olive Garden: $4 Off Two Entrees Coupon on Facebook



Headed to Olive Garden for Father's Day?  Head over to Facebook and "like" Olive Garden's page, then click on the "Comments" tab.  When you share how you're planning to honor your dad this year, you'll receive a coupon for $4 off two entrees at Olive Garden!  Coupon is valid through June 26.

While you're on Facebook, don't forget to "like" My Kansas City Mommy, too!




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You Could Still Win One of 12 Family Vacations!


Summer's here in full swing!  If you haven't planned your family's fun getaway this summer - why not try to win it instead?  Don't forget - you can enter ONCE PER DAY!

Register to win a summer family vacation. This summer USFamilyGuide.com has created a promotion that celebrates the family vacation by giving away 12 incredible trips for families looking to create their own memories. They have hand picked some of the most memorable destinations their families have experienced and asked them to provide a FREE vacation to award to perhaps YOU!

Trip destinations include Pike's Peak, San Francisco, Galveston Island and more!

Rules:
-One entry per day
-Prizes will be awarded beginning May 15 through July 31.

Enter now!  Who wouldn't love a free family vacation?!




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"Treat it Forward" This Weekend at Wendy's! + Gift Card Giveaway



Who doesn't love a good Frosty?  Seriously.  One of the best treats on the planet. 

Wendy's is running a fantastic promotion this Father's Day weekend!  $.50 from every Frosty purchase will be donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and will benefit Wendy's Wonderful Kids, which is a program that helps foster children in need find homes.

Want to get involved?  It's easy and there are tons of ways to help!

1. Twitter – Tweet using the hashtag: #TreatItFwd.  Wendy's will make a donation for each designated tweet or re-tweet made from Treat it Forward.  You can use the Tweet button here:

2. Facebook – Send a Facebook friend a “virtual” Frosty (check out the Treat it Fwd tab on Wendy's FB page), or tell friends about Father’s Day Frosty Weekend.  Wendy’s will make a donation each time you pass on the news!

3. Father's Day Weekend - On June 18 and 19, offer a “Here’s to You, Dad!” Frosty “virtual toast” by snapping a photo of you raising your Frosty cup to Dad, tagging it with the words “Wendy’s Father’s Day Frosty Weekend” and posting it to Wendy’s Facebook wall or tweeting it; this, too, will result in a donation from Wendy’s.

4. Foursquare & Facebook – Every person who ‘checks in’ to a Wendy’s during Father's Day weekend only (June 18 & 19) will result in a donation from Wendy’s!

5. Buy a Frosty!  $.50 from each Frosty purchase on June 18 and 19 will be donated to the cause!  Head to Wendy's - you know you can hear the Frosty calling your name!  While you're there, you can also check out the new Berry Almond Chicken Salad!

Giveaway       

Two My Kansas City Mommy readers will win a $5 Wendy's Gift Card to snag some Frosty's for their family!  This giveaway will end on June 28 at 11:59 PM Central time.

To enter this giveaway:

First, leave a comment on this post - tell me what you love most about the Frosty!  Then fill out the ENTRY FORM.  Completing these two steps counts as one entry.

You can also receive additional entries for the following (you will check these off on the entry form - please do not leave additional comments relating to these!  They will NOT be counted unless they are filled in on the form.): 

* "Like" Wendy's on Facebook - and tell them My Kansas City Mommy sent you!
* Follow Wendy'sDTFA on Twitter
* Subscribe to My Kansas City Mommy's feed or email subscription
* Publicly follow My Kansas City Mommy with Google Friend Connect
* "Like" My Kansas City Mommy on Facebook
* Follow My Kansas City Mommy on Twitter
* Treat it Forward with a Tweet! Use this: Enter to #win a $5 @Wendys Gift Card and #TreatItFwd to @DTFA! Enter #giveaway http://t.co/3UI7hLV via @MyKCMommy


Don't forget to click here to fill out the entry form.  Please note that this prize can only be shipped to a U.S. address.

Thanks to Wendy's and The Motherhood for this opportunity!  Wendy's provided me with a Wendy's gift card to snag Frosty's for my family, as well as the giveaway prize.  All views expressed are my own. 


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Cars 2 Kid's Craft + Prize Pack Giveaway



So who's excited about Cars 2, which is racing into theatres next Friday, June 24?  I have to admit...I have only seen the first Cars movie once, but I am looking forward to revisiting it soon, since before I know it L is going to be old enough to get excited about watching great movies!

I am really excited that hubby and I get to attend a screening of Cars 2 this weekend - I'll let you know my thoughts next week sometime.  :)

Here's a really fun idea to help tide the kids over for another week until the release of the movie - let them make their own Cozy Cone Motel!
Um, can you say cutest thing ever?  Head here and you'll find instructions to make this awesome little project.

Now for something really fun!  Disney/Pixar would like to give one lucky My Kansas City Mommy readers a Cars 2 Prize Pack!  Here's what you can win:

CARS 2 - T-shirt (available in youth sizes of S, M, L, XL)

CARS 2 - Set of 3 Bumper Stickers 

CARS 2 - Temporary Tattoo Sheet (2 per winner)

CARS 2 - Puzzle
I'm sure your kids would be thrilled if you can snag this fun prize pack for them!  Details on how to enter are below.  Check back next week for my review of the movie!

Don't forget about Border's Cars 2 Release Party, tomorrow 6/18!

Giveaway

One My Kansas City Mommy reader will win a Cars 2 Prize Pack! This giveaway will end on June 27 at 11:59 PM Central time.

To enter this giveaway:

First, leave a comment on this post - tell me your favorite Cars character! Then fill out the ENTRY FORM. Completing these two steps counts as one entry.

You can also receive additional entries for the following (you will check these off on the entry form - please do not leave additional comments relating to these! They will NOT be counted unless they are filled in on the form.):

* "Like" Cars on Facebook
* Follow Disney/Pixar on Twitter
* Subscribe to My Kansas City Mommy's feed or email subscription
* Publicly follow My Kansas City Mommy with Google Friend Connect
* "Like" My Kansas City Mommy on Facebook
* Follow My Kansas City Mommy on Twitter
* Tweet about this contest! Use this: I just entered to #win a @DisneyPixar Cars 2 Prize Pack - you can too! Enter #giveaway http://t.co/QPngOqC via @MyKCMommy


Don't forget to click here to fill out the entry form. Please note that this prize can only be shipped to a US address!

Want more chances to win this fun prize pack?  Visit these other great blogs who are also hosting Cars 2 giveaways!
My Silly Monkeys
My Little Me
The Life of Riley...and Bryce, Too!
Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!
The Suburban Mom
Katie Talks About
Kidsumers
Jenn's RAQ
Cookies & Clogs
My Little Review Corner
Shibley Smiles
That Tech Chick

Thanks to Disney/Pixar for providing the giveaway prize! I received no compensation and all views expressed are my own.


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Restaurant.com $25 Gift Certificates For $3


There's a new 70% off sale at Restaurant.com!  Most $25 restaurant gift certificates retail for $10 - which makes them just $3 when you use coupon code DAD at checkout.  You can also receive 70% off $25 Gift Cards or the Dinner of the Month Club when you use code DAD.  This code is valid through June 21 - hurry!




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Fandango Movie Tickets Buy 1, Get 1 FREE on Fridays w/ Visa Signature Card

Fandango - Movie Tickets Online

Planning a date night tonight?  Here's a way to save!  It's Friday - which means Fandango is offering 2 for 1 movie tickets when you use your Visa Signature card!  2-for-1 tickets must be purchased on a Friday and used the same day. One offer per card per month. Offer valid for a limited time and while supplies last.



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National Groupon Deals 6/17 - Skullcandy, CafePress, Art.com, Seafood & more!



Are you new to Groupon?  It's an awesome daily deals site that offers huge discounts on things that you love!  Sign up now for an account - it's free to sign up and you will get your local deals emailed straight to you!  The deals listed here are national deals that can be purchased by anyone (just click below) - even though they are offered in different cities.  Check back here at My KC Mommy for the best nationwide deals!


Hood Canal Seafood –

$44 for 48 Fresh Live Oysters ($93 Value)



Blurb –

$20 for $45 Worth of Custom Book Creations



Skullcandy – 

$6 for Ratio Ear Bud Headphones, Including Shipping ($13.99 Value)

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CafePress – 

$25 for $50 Worth of Custom T-Shirts and Gifts



Buddy Browser – 

$10 for One-Year Subscription to Kid-Friendly Internet Browser ($19.95 Value)


CafePress – $39 for 16"x20" Personalized Canvas ($99.99 Value)



Art.com – 

$50 for $100 Worth of Framed Art, Prints, and Posters




$10 for $25 Worth of Foldable Sandals from Flexflop



Glove Time – 

$22 for Golf-Glove Watch ($46.94 Value)



Indochino – 

$49 for Business-Suit Accessory Set ($148 Value)




GetMaineLobster.com – 

$115 for Maine Lobster Dinner for Four ($245 Value)




BetterPhoto.com – 

$39 for Better Photography 101 Online Course ($97 Value)








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