Monday, September 30, 2013

Don't Forget the Travel Insurance

This post brought to you by Insurance Hunter. All opinions are 100% mine.

Traveling can be stressful. When you are planning a trip out of the country there are so many things to arrange and plan. Make sure the paper is stopped, have someone take care of the pets, plants, and check the mail. Plan all the details, book the tickets, pack and hope you don't forget anything. What about travel insurance? If you are anything like me, you briefly look over your extended health plan, and check it off your list. It's enough, right? Sadly, this might not be what you think. 

Insurance Hunter has opened my eyes with a You Tube series all about travel insurance. I never realize all the things that I was not covered for. Things like canceled flights, and lost baggage. Flights can be canceled from illness, weather and even canceled business meetings. I never even considered some of the things that were not covered, and that would be out of pocket expenses for me if they came up. 

It is amazing how different policies can vary, and I am very fortunate I never had to learn it the hard way! Speaking to an insurance broker will be an essential step for my next big trip. I always knew travel insurance has value, but I thought it was for people with out extended health coverage. Now I know that it can fill any gaps your current plan might have.

Check out the series, it doesn't take long and it could save you more than you think.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Starbucks $25 Flash Giveaway


That's right! It's time for an other Flash Giveaway! Easy entires and all you coffee lovers can go enjoy those holiday lattes! All you have to do is fill out the form.
Good Luck!

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Mission Giveaway: Hoya Lenses



Eye glasses are expensive! Esspecially when you have several people in the family who need them, like mine. 5 out of the 7 of us all wear glasses, and we will be 6 for sure by next year. It is nice to see the industry expanding to offer quality lenses at low prices!

About Our Sponsor


Are you looking for the best eye glass lenses and vision correction for you and your family? HOYA has been in the optics manufacturing business since 1941. We hold more than 1,700 patents and work hard to bring you the best vision correction possible. As a manufacturer we supply our lenses to independent eye care providers, the eye doctor or optical shop on Main Street in your town. We do not sell our lenses to chains, big box retailers or over the Internet. Our lenses are designed to bring you the best possible vision and treated to provide the most scratch resistance available on the market. HOYA lenses are also available with Transitions. With tablets and smart phones an integrated part of our lives we also offer Sync lenses and Recharge anti-reflective (blue light blocking) treatment to help you avoid the headaches, blurred vision and fatigue that are associated with overuse of devices and Computer Vision Syndrome. We are very active in the mommy blogger community, host Twitter parties and support other friends of independent eye care such as "Jillian's Story." Let us help you find your local independent eye care provider today! Check out a great HOYA Lenses Review from Saving You Dinero.

The Prizes


Two vouchers each, for a pair of HOYA eyeglass lenses with Super Hi-Vision EX3 anti-reflective treatment. Each voucher is worth more than $100 and depending on the winner's prescription much more than that! You can use your voucher at an eye care provider that works with HOYA near you. Find one here. Keep: One HOYA Lenses prize voucher Share: One HOYA Lenses prize voucher

How to Enter

The Giveaway will open up on 9/24 12:01 am EST and Close on 9/27 at 11:59 pm EST.

Complete the mandatory entries on the Rafflecopter below.

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Side note...It's not mandatory to enter all the giveaways at each blog. Those are just great bonus giveaways for you to enter. Mission Giveaway started with Madame Deals and her $100 story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people help each other! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are Mission Giveaway! To ask about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at madamedealsmedia@yahoo.com for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer. Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us. Find our official Terms and Conditions on the Madame Deals Media page.

Patio Door Options

This post brought to you by Royal Building Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

Renovations are never fun. They are a lot of work, and money. Plus the stress of all the choices can be unbearable! One thing that I am learning about is the importance of doing research before heading to the stores.

 Royal Building Products  has many products for your home, and is filled with information about them all. One thing I have always wanted to add to my home is patio doors. Now, I could just go an choose something nice looking, but we live in a changing climate. I need something that will keep winter air out of my house! 

That is why I am seriously looking into vinyl patio doors. There are so many benefits. A home's heating and cooling accounts for quite a large portion of a monthly budget. Since windows and doors are a large contributor to heating and cooling loss, it is important to look at what you will get from your new doors. So, what does vinyl patio doors offer you?

  • Savings on home heating and cooling costs
  • Reduced air leakage, drafts and radiant heat loss for increased comfort 
  • Maintenance free (no painting) I like the sound of that
  • Energy Star Certified
  • Larger glazing areas to allow more daylight 
  • Lower sound transmission
  • Enhanced curb appeal of your house and additional resale value 
  • Long Lasting

I am all about low maintenance and long lasting! Investing in your home pays off in so many ways. Low energy bills mean more money for other things, like more home improvements! With all the other costs rising in the world today, we can all use some money savings. 

Royal Building Products is a leader in their industry. With a focus on customer service, and product innovation, using Royal Building Products ensures you have quality with out sacrificing service. Visit the website, and see what they have to offer. 

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Friday, September 20, 2013

4 More Swagbucks!



Well, it's our last code of the week. I hoe you managed to grab all the Swagbucks that were up in codes! 
Use this Swag code for another 4 Swagbucks
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Only live from 10am-11:30am PST so go enter it into Swagbucks


Thursday, September 19, 2013


 


We have an other Swag code for all you Swagbuck collectors out there! 

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This code is valid today between 3-5pm PDT and will give you 5 Swagbucks! Keep collecting, and those Christmas presents will be a whole lot easier to afford! 
We still have one more code coming tomorrow, so keep your eyes open! 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Swagcode Alert

We have another Swag code to share with you for Swagbucks

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Use this code between 9am-10:30am PDT.  
This code is for 6 Swagbucks! With Christmas coming, I am trying to rack up my Swagbucks for gift cards! Every bit helps! Stay tuned for more Swag codes! There will be one posted on Thursday and Friday! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Swag Code

Happy Friday the 13th! I'm not superstitious, but I know some people are. Today is your lucky day though, here is another Swag code for Swagbucks

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This code is only valid from 6-8:00 Am PST so hurry! You don't want to miss out, this code is worth 4 Swagbucks! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Picking Windows

This post brought to you by Royal Building Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

 Home renovations and upgrades are always stressful. So many choices, so many options, and so many features to pick from! 

Royal Building Products has a wide variety of building options, and I have leaned quite a bit from reading on the site. For example, vinyl windows. I never even knew that vinyl was an option for windows. I always pictured wood. Unfortunately, wood can rot, and needs to be repainted periodically. Vinyl does not. Aluminum can pit and flake. Vinyl requires very little maintenance. Just wash occasionally, and it is like new. That is a very good feature to me! As a busy mom, I don't have the time to spend constantly maintaining my exterior. I want something to look good with out me slaving away every few years.  

An other big factor is the energy savings. Did you know that heating and cooling are nearly 50% of the average home's budget? That is a very big portion and a great way to find savings. Vinyl windows and doors provide year round thermal performance, which will lower energy bills. All that money saved is sure a bonus!

Prices are going up for everything these days. We can't do with out clothing and food, so where does the money come from? Cost savings should be an important factor in any big decisions we make. It's not about what is cheapest, it's about what is smartest. Saving money is always smart, especially when you are not compromising function. 

Visit Royal Building Products and take a look at what they have to offer. I am sure glad I did!

 

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Thomas The Train Engine Up & Down Roller Coaster Giveaway


Welcome to the

Step2 Thomas The Train Engine Up & Down Roller Coaster Giveaway!

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All Aboard!

Are your kiddos Thomas The Tank Engine fans?! If so they'll love the new Thomas The Train Engine Up &Down Roller Coaster from Step2! The coaster comes complete with over 9 feet of up and down track, Thomas The Tank Engine roller coaster car and the wonderful durability Step2 is known for. Perfect for children ages 1-4, your kids will have hours of fun steaming into their own train station on Thomas' back!
See how The Link Fairy's kiddos liked the Thomas The Train Engine Up & Down Roller Coaster in her review!
My boys all love Thomas, and this would be a great addition under the Christmas Tree!

Enter to win your own

Thomas The Train Engine Up & Down Roller Coaster!

A big thanks to all our co-host blogs:
Enter through the widget below. Open to US Residents 18+.
Giveaway starts on 9/11 and ends on 9/30 at 11:59 CST.
This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, facebook, twitter, pintrest or instagram. The Link Fairy and Life: Full Of Unexpected Happiness are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway is open to residents of the 48 contiguous US states, age 18+. For questions, comments or concerns or to have your giveaway hosted by The Link Fairy, contact Rachel Young at topfairy@thelinkfairy.com.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Swag Code Alert!



 

Swag Code Alert!

 Here's the new Swag Code available on Swagbucks.com:  

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This code is valid from 1-2:30pm PDT.
Make sure to get your free Swag Bucks before time runs out! If you don't know about Swagbucks yet, it's the largest rewards website that gives people free gift cards for the things they do online.

In addition to earning Swag Bucks through the Search engine, playing Games, Watching videos, taking Surveys & more, they also like to give out Swag Codes for bonus Swag Bucks. The more Swag Bucks, the more free gifts cards! 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Aviva Community Fund

This post brought to you by Aviva Community Fund. All opinions are 100% mine.

Charity is something we all understand, but how do we get involved? I am always happy to see a company giving back to the community. Have you heard about the Aviva Insurance charity competition?

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The $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund is an annual charitable event funded and supported by Aviva Insurance. It's all about supporting positive change in Canada. We all see needs in our communities. We see changes that could be made. Now is your chance to make those ideas a reality. So, how does it work?

Submit, promote and vote for ideas that will make a change!

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First, think of an idea. What needs do you see? What positive impact can you create? Dream, inspire, and submit.  Ideas can be submitted until November 25, 2013.

Next, you need to spread the word. Finalists are chosen based on votes, so rally the troops and get some votes! Getting an insurance broker to support your idea will help you increase your chances, so get out there and promote!

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Once your idea is out there, go and vote for other ideas. Everyone sees something different, so there are different needs all over our country.This is a time when everyone truly wins. Support other submissions and help make Canada a brighter place.

Make sure to  Like Aviva Community Fund on Facebook and Follow @avivacf.

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What idea are you going to submit?

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Mission Giveaway: Clearon Visa Card Giveaway



It's time for another Mission Giveaway event! This week you can win and pay it forward  a $50 Visa card! Who can argue with that? 

About Our Sponsor



  Clearon Bleach Tablets offer all the power of bleach cleaning in a concentrated, effervescent tablet (they fizz!) simplifying laundry and multipurpose cleaning, relieving the mess of using heavy, cumbersome bleach bottles...no splash, no spills, no mess. The tablets are just as easy to use for other household cleaning needs, one bleach tablet per gallon of water will produce a powerful cleaning solution that deep cleans and deodorizes kitchen and bathroom surfaces, outdoor furniture, garden tools and other household items. The tablets can also effectively clean indoor and outdoor mold and mildew stains and odors. Great for use in power washers! Clearon Bleach Tablets can be found in select Walmart stores - where product demonstrations will take place September 5-9 - and at Food Lion, Giant Foods, Hannaford, Harveys Supermarket, Reid's, Shaw's Supermarkets, Stop & Shop, Sweetbay Supermarket, Foodland Hawaii and online at PrepareMyLife.com. Post on the Clearon Bleach Tablets Facebook page your photos, videos or laundry or cleaning tips using Clearon Bleach Tablets for a chance to win an Olympus Tough Series TG-830 iHS Camera, a $100 Visa Gift Card and a package of Clearon Bleach Tablets. Great gifts to get ready for and to enjoy the upcoming holiday season! Visit http://www.clearon.com/clearon-bleach-tablets/ for more information and a How-To Video on Clearon Bleach Tablets.

The Prizes


 Two $50 Prepaid Visa Cards Keep: a $50 Visa Card Share: a $50 Visa Card

How to Enter

The Giveaway will open up on 9/3 12:01 am EST and Close on 9/6 at 11:59 pm EST.

Complete the mandatory entries on the Rafflecopter below.

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Check out and Enter our Other Giveaways

Side note...It's not mandatory to enter all the giveaways at each blog. Those are just great bonus giveaways for you to enter. Mission Giveaway started with Madame Deals and her $100 story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people help each other! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are Mission Giveaway! To ask about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at madamedealsmedia@yahoo.com for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer. Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us. Find our official Terms and Conditions on the Madame Deals Media page.