Saturday, May 31, 2014

Old El Paso Premium Meals in the Frozen Aisle

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo all month long with delicious, handcrafted meals for two from Old El Paso - now available in the frozen aisle!
You can now find premium, handcrafted, Old El Paso Frozen entrees for two in the freezer aisle of your local grocery store. With eight different flavors of fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas and burritos, these entrees are sure to fulfill your dinner needs.
I've been lucky to be chosen to review these again, and they only make me want to buy more.
These delicious meals from Old El Paso can be enjoyed far past Cinco de Mayo.  Are you looking for a great easy way to cook during your busy summer?  Look no further.  The only thing you have to decide is beef or chicken and fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas or burritos.  OK, easy dinner, but you still have to make a decision.  I choose the chicken enchiladas, not a lot in my local store, as you see in the photo below on the top 2 shelves. Pricewise, here they are $7.59 each.

The chicken enchiladas are enough for 2 as advertised.  Wish I had taken a picture of them before they were devoured.  Hmm, quesadillas or fajitas next?

Enjoy an Old El Paso Frozen Meal for 2 well past Cinco de Mayo.  You've got all summer, what are you waiting for?

Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by Old El Paso® through Platefull Co-Op.
All opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Fiber One 90 Calorie Caramel Sea Salt Bars at Target

Fiber One 90 Calorie Caramel Sea Salt Bars can be found for a limited time at Target.  A delicious low cal way to enjoy one of your favorite sweet, salty treats.

Are you looking for a way to add more fiber to your diet?  Are you craving something a little sweet, like caramel?  But do you also love products with sea salt like I do?

Well, you (and I) are in luck.  General Mills has developed the Fiber One 90 Calorie Caramel Sea Salt Bar.

90 calories (25 cal from fat)
5 g of Dietary Fiber (20% daily value)
2.5 g total fat per bar

Open one up, such a delightful caramel aroma.  Soft and chewy, the bar just kinda melts in my mouth.

Enjoy them while you can!!

Disclosure:  This information and samples have been provided for me by General Mills through Platefull Co-op.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Spring Clean Your Cellphone

Spring Clean Your Cellphone

While many people focus on spring cleaning in your home, opening those windows for some fresh air and sprucing up yards, or for us women, cleaning out our purses.  It is also the perfect time to clean cellphones.  U.S. Cellular encourages people to spring clean their mobile devices, wiping off germs and gunk on the outside, as well as de-cluttering the inside by deleting unused apps and backing up data.

Spring cleaning is the perfect time to refresh and revitalize, so why not start with something you always have with you - your mobile device.

 In addition to cleaning the outside of phones, tablets and cases, people can de-clutter the inside of their devices to make them work more efficiently.  It is a good idea to delete seldom-used apps, games, photos, videos and other information to free up space for the items that are used regularly.

After deleting unused apps and information, backing up your cellphone data is a good next step. According to a 2014 survey conducted by U.S. Cellular, 31 percent of smartphone owners never back up their data, which could result in losing valuable photos, emails, and information.  I guess I am one of them!  The survey also found that smartphone users would be most upset to lose photos (41 percent), contacts (32 percent) and saved messages (31 percent). [¹ Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 2, 2013, 500 nationally representative online interviews were conducted among smartphone users in partnership with Maritz Research.]

·         U.S. Cellular offers the following cellphone spring-cleaning tips: 

    • Clean your devices and your cases. Clean your mobile device often by removing the device from its case and completely cleaning both. Don’t use harsh cleaners that contain acetone, ammonia or alcohol because they can be harmful to electronic devices. Instead, use specialized cleaners, such as a Gadget Guard Cleaner or simply wipe down your phone with a microfiber cloth that won't scratch the screen.  I have seen microfiber cloths at a multitude of local stores at at a very reasonable price.  

    • Clear out clutter. Unused data takes up valuable space, so it is good to delete rarely-used apps, outdated contacts, SMS and call history, and old music, games, documents, photos and videos. This will free up storage space and provide more bandwidth for the items you access regularly.  I haven't had my phone for very long, but have cleared out more than I think I realized I had on my phone.  Photos that I have sent to family or to my computer and music that I used to like to listen to. Taking a little time to do this sure simplifies my life, especially getting rid of contacts I no longer have reason to contact!

    • Refresh your phone with its own mini-makeover.  Once you’ve de-cluttered your phone, try a new case to update its look and feel. This can give your phone an entire new look, and using U.S. Cellular reward points is a perfect way to do this.  My husband used points for his extremely durable case which says it's designed to survive life.

If you want to attend a Device Workshop at your local U.S. Cellular, click here to find out how and when you can learn more about all you device has to offer, so you too can enjoy better family moments.

One important way our family has experienced better family moments is being able to share photos with my mom who is in assisted living when I am there with my iPhone 5s, I can facetime other family members to chat with her.  I have also been able to share photos and video of my son's sporting events.

And now drum roll, please!

I am excited to announce an awesome giveaway!  U.S. Cellular is giving one of my readers an iPhone 5s.  This iPhone is a U.S. Cellular iPhone that it is made specifically for the U.S. Cellular network, and only runs on the U.S. Cellular 4G LTE network.  U.S. Cellular's 4G LTE network coverage area can be found here.

Entry is via rafflecopter.  Deadline for entries is Thursday, May 29 at 8pm, CDT. Winner will be picked via random number generator.  Winner will be contacted via email address of blog follower account listing, if only twitter or facebook like entry, winner will be contacted through that.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email.  U.S. Cellular will be given contact information.

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Disclosure:  As a U.S. Cellular blog Ambassador, I have been compensated for my posts.  However, all opinions expressed are my own. #spon