Wednesday, August 22, 2012

U.S. Cellular Hello Better

I switched to U.S. Cellular from another wireless carrier I was with for over 15 years.  At first it was more of an emergency type phone for me.  And over the years, I needed more minutes.  Last year, we had times of family crisis.  My brother suddenly passed away and a few months later, my mom had a stroke (2 weeks after my emergency appendectomy).  My minutes were really adding up, going over my plan, but I had to be in touch with a lot of family members.  My husband had been a U.S. Cellular customer for years and persuaded me to go to a U.S. Cellular Store to check it out.  I really wanted to keep my same number.  We had a wonderful person help us through my switch and I am so glad I did.

U.S. Cellular is launching a new campaign:  Hello Better:

• U.S. Cellular is encouraging people to say goodbye to dysfunctional wireless relationships and say hello to a better experience. Goodbye neglect, hello respect.

• In addition to passionate associates, U.S. Cellular provides customers with unique benefits such as the industry’s only points-based rewards program, no contract after the first contract ends, free incoming calls and texts, free Overage Protection and free Battery Swap for your device.

• U.S. Cellular believes that people deserve better. A mobile phone is supposed to make life simpler and easier to get things done. Your relationship with your wireless carrier should be the same.

Check out U.S. Cellular Wireless Plans to see what they have to offer.  They also offer a U.S. Cellular rewards plan.

Disclosure: I participated in this sponsored post campaign for One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Crayola and General Mills Back to School at Target

Available exclusively at Target Stores during the month of August:
Purchase specially marked Nature Valley® Crunchy Granola Bars, Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries, and Big G Cereal packages and you could save up to $5 on Crayola products.

Participating Big G cereal boxes feature a fun Crayola coloring activity on pack.
Save on General Mills products when you purchase specially marked Crayola 64-CT Crayons
Back-to-school shopping is as easy as 1-2-3 with a little help from General Mills, Crayola, and Target, the one-stop-shop for all your back-to-school needs! Check out where you’ll find even more coupons for back-to-school, recipes, and a special 2012 “Grocery Savvy Crayola® Back To School” Sweepstakes! Be sure to enter the sweepstakes for your chance to win one of the 700 Crayola® 8-count Washable Dry Erase Crayons or one of 20 Crayola® Dry-Erase Activity Centers Zany Play Edition.

I went into Target Saturday, and General Mills and Crayola definitely have lots of needed school supplies and fuel (great tasting breakfast foods) to be sure your student is ready to go to the head of the class.

MyBlogSpark is giving me the opportunity to share a prize pack with you, that I also received.  It is a $20 Target Gift card, a box of Cheerios and a box of Crayola Dry Erase Crayons.  Entry is via Rafflecopter.  Mandatory entry is to follow my blog via GFC.  If you already do and/or when you follow me, please list your Google name in the Comments.  Secondly, answer the question in Rafflecopter for a second entry.  If you have any problems entering, please post your email in the comments and I will be in touch asap.  Winner will be picked via, Random number generator.

Deadline to enter is Sunday, August 26th at noon CDT.  Winner will be emailed and have 24 hours to respond with mailing address for sponsor fulfillment.


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“Disclosure:  The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by Crayola, Target, and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”

Monday, July 9, 2012

Kraverz - Great Food

You're traveling in your car with your family and you all could use some good food. Why not try Kraverz the place to get the best tasting jumbo burgers, frozen custard, fries and gyros in town. I had a delicious patty melt, my husband had a great burger, and my son had a banana/caramel malt-he gave it two thumbs up.  He couldn't wait to have me post a review.

The restaurant Kraverz, located at N88 W15325 Main St. Menomonee Falls, WI 53051, is a must if your looking for great food at a reasonable price.

Call (262) 255-KRAV (5728) if you want to order and pick up
Fax (262) 255-5726
Please call to confirm faxed orders

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pillsbury Baguette Chips Review & Giveaway

We all love to snack.  If you like crunchy, flavorful bagel chips, you have got to try new Pillsbury Baguette Chips.  They come in two mouth-watering varieties, Italian Cheese & Herb and Cheddar Sun-dried Tomato.  I received 3 bags of each to try and I didn't know which one to open first.  Many years ago, I remembered a bagel place where I had a sun-dried tomato bagel.  So, that was the first to be ripped open.  My first taste impression was that memory of how delicious that bagel was.  Needless to say, I shared (okay, maybe bag 2) with my family.  My daughter had some on top of various side dishes this week, the best was crunching some on top of rice, instead of rice noodles.  She favors the Italian Cheese and Herb. 

With 130 calories per serving (21 baguette chips), and 50% less fat than regular potato chips, Pillsbury Baguette Chips (5g fat per 29g serving); regular potato chips (11g fat per 29g serving). See nutrition information for sodium content.

Even better, you can download a printable coupon for $0.75 off one package, when you visit today!

Be sure to check out Pillsbury's Facebook Page, or see what's tweeting on Pillsbury's Twitter Page.

My BlogSpark is letting me share this great product with one of my readers with a gift pack for you to win.  Please list your email in the comment section along with your idea of the next flavor Pillsbury should use for the next baguette chip.  Deadline for entry is Tuesday, July 10th at noon.  Winner will be picked via random number generator and have 24 hours to respond with their mailing address which will be provided to MyBlogSpark for direct fulfillment.

Disclosure:  The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

AMF's Summer Unplugged

AMF's Summer Unplugged is this summer's best bowling deal for kids! And adults get in on the fun too with Summer Pass.

Summer Unplugged:
Zip, Zero, Zilch for Kids 15 and Under

At select AMF centers, two free games of bowling per day for kids 15 and under. (Shoe rental not included, but they’re worth paying for.)

  • Time: Free bowling until 8:00PM, 7 days a week.
  • Dates: Monday, May 14 through Monday, September 3 (Labor Day).
  • Parents go to to select a participating center (over 250 locations) and complete a simple registration form.
  • Free game coupons emailed every week starting May 14 – it’s that simple!
  • $3.29 Kids Meals
Summer Pass: Great Deal for Everyone 16 and Over

2 free games, per day for up to four people ages 16 and up (shoe rental not included).
One $29.95 Summer Pass is good for 2 games per day for up to four people all summer long - that's $7.50 per person! (Same dates and times as above.)
Available online at

Disclosure:  This information was provided to me by one2one Network.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Take a Load Off!!!

Tide and Future Friendly have launched the Take A Load Off  sweepstakes to encourage cold water washing. Make the promise to switch to washing in cold water on the  Future Friendly Facebook page and you'll be entered to weekly win a High Efficiency Washer and Dryer and a one-year supply of Tide Coldwater!  Enter once a day, through May 13th. 

Did you know that when doing laundry, heating water can account for up to 80 percent of the energy used per wash load in the U.S.? For instance, if an average household switched to cold water washing for one year, it would save enough energy to:
  • Watch TV for 1,363 hours
  • Charge an iPhone 4S 30,861 times
  • Power an average new refrigerator for nearly 4 months
Making the switch to washing in cold is an easy change to make with Tide Coldwater, which is specially formulated to get clothes clean in cold water.

I do quite a bit of cold water washing and look forward to trying Tide Coldwater myself.

Disclosure:  I found out about Take A Load Off sweepstakes via SheSpeaks

Monday, February 20, 2012

Progresso "Souper You: Contest

Have you checked out Progresso's "Souper You" Contest?  They are giving you the chance to win an incredible makeover and trip to Hollywood.  Progresso's contest deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.  Tell them why you deserve a makeover and what you love about their soup.  40 delicious soups with 100 calories or less per serving, what is your favorite?

Disclosure:  I was provided information about this contest by Progresso through MyBlogSpark. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

Kashi Cereals

I recently tried Kashi GO LEAN Crunch cereal.  I had previously seen the commercial where people are given a big plastic egg with a sample of Kashi inside.  I never thought a whole grain cereal would satisfy my taste buds, but it really tastes awesome.  It has so much protein, fiber and whole grains along with natural sweetness. I really love the honey note in it.

One of the keys to feeling energized to start your day is a good, nutritious breakfast.  I am glad to have found Kashi and suggest you give it a try too.

The Kashi REAL Project raises awareness that more than one-third of kids aren't getting the nutrition they need.  Check out Kashi on facebook and click like.  Kashi will make a $10 donation to the Junior League's Kids in the Kitchen program.  Kashi will also be working with other organizations throughout the year.

Disclosure:  I received some coupons to try Kashi.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Oh What Fun it is to Sled

First real snow of the season Thursday.  Took my son sledding at our local sledding spot.  Lots of fun and hot chocolate at home to warm up afterwards.  What's your favorite wintertime sport?