Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Subway Gift Card Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gift Card Weekend for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey hungry peeps - Want a chance to win a $10 gift card to Subway?!? You're in luck! 

'Gilbert the Gift Card Machine' is giving away more than 100 gift cards a week leading up to Gift Card Weekend

That $10 Subway gift card we mentioned? We're giving those away daily to Facebook fans from December 23-31.

All you need to do is like Gift Card Weekend on Facebook. Share with your Facebook friends and you can receive an extra chance to win for every 'like' you influence. Then stick around through the month for more giveaways!

After you’ve ‘liked’ Gift Card Weekend on Facebook take a chance to familiarize yourself with them. Gift Card Weekend is a once-a-year event where participating retail partners give featured offers for gift cards purchased during the Holiday season and redeemed from January 6 - January 8, 2012.

So, if you're a gift-giver, increase the value of your gift by purchasing gift cards from participating retail partners. These featured offers will be available to your gift recipient for redemption during Gift Card Weekend, January 6 - January 8, 2012.


Participating stores and restaurants:
-Regal Cinema
-Bass Pro Shops
-Buca di Beppo
-Spa Finder
-Giant Eagle


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Monday, December 26, 2011

I am a Nutrisystem Blogger - Let's Lose Together!

I just received word that I have been accepted as a Nutrisystem Blogger for the next four months.  I am so excited to get started on my weight loss journey.  I have been overweight most of my life.  The last time I remember not being overweight was almost 10 years ago.  The weight has been creeping up on me and it's time to do something about it.  I have heard wonderful things about Nutrisystem and I cannot wait to try it for myself. 
My food is ordered and once it arrives I will post again what I have and how my journey is going.  This is a fantastic time for me and you to get started losing weight.  I would love it if any of you wanted to share with me your journey as we work on this together.  Being overweight is almost all I have ever known.  But I would love to know what it's like to live life being a normal weight.  I know that everything is possible.  We can lose this weight and keep it off and Nutrisystem provides the tools needed to achieve our goals.  

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling  1-888-853-4689 or by visiting http://www.nutrisystem.com/nsblog

FTC Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing their program to me at no charge in exchange for my participation and review.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Last Minute Gift Idea - Gift Cards

I love Gift Cards.  They are easy to buy and everyone loves to receive them.  Your friends and family can purchase what they want if you give them gift cards for Christmas.  This year I have received a couple gift cards from people at work and I love to use them for online purchases and things like that.  They are wonderful to limit the liability of your card number getting stolen.  I love to use them on websites that may or may not be that reputable.

You can purchase gift cards with your actual credit card and then in turn get your points or cash back through your credit card company.  If you have some teens to shop for I recommend getting them gift cards.  Teenagers can be the hardest to shop for.  They have everything and they can be very picky when it comes to what they want.  I love to give nieces and nephews gift cards to the mall or specific stores in the mall.  Everyone knows that teens love to shop at the mall.

You can give gift cards in Christmas cards or you can wrap them up for a neat little surprise.  Another great gift card idea is a grocery store gift card.  Do you know someone who is having an especially hard time this year?  You can give the gift of a grocery store gift card to put their mind at ease about how they will feed their family for a few days or even a week.  Since you really do not know what they need a gift card is the perfect gift.

Gift cards can even help you to save money.  I know that some stores offer cheaper gas when you pay with a gift card. Gift cards can help you save time too.  Have you ever wanted to just swipe a card and go?  I know I do all the time.  With a gift card that's entirely possible.  Gift cards are sold everywhere and in almost every denomination.  I really love to give gift cards and I love to get them as well.  Gift cards are amazing and most states require that they never expire so you do not have to worry about spending them quickly.

Even if you get a gift card that you aren't thrilled with you can regift it or sell it.  Getting a gift card is just like getting cash.  I love gift cards.  I know you love them too. 
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Are You Looking for a New Phone?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LG DoublePlay™ for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am looking for a new phone for my husband.  Christmas is almost here so I need to hurry up and decide which one to get.  I have done some shopping around and I think that the LG DoublePlay is the one for us.  The LG DoublePlay™ can be purchased only at T-Mobile.  Do you send a lot of text messages each month?  I know that we do.  How many hours a month do you spend on facebook, twitter, or other social networks?  Don't you think the LG DoublePlay would change the way you text or interact with your social networks?

We send well over a thousand text messages a month.  I spends hours on a day on social networks.  I would love the LG DoublePlay because it is the ultimate social networking and multi-tasking handset, featuring a split QWERTY keyboard and dual capacitive touch screens, making simultaneous mobile activities easier than ever.

LG DoublePlay™ features Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) with access to Android Market™ and delivers complete user customization with seven home screens and up to nine touchscreen shortcuts for one-touch navigation.

It also offers multiple messaging options, including Cloud Text™ and Group Text™, giving users the ability to send and receive texts from a PC or tablet or create group chats on-the-go for faster, more efficient content sharing.

The LG DoublePlay™ also comes with a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recorder, allowing users to capture and share pictures and videos via messaging, email or Facebook.

The LG Doubleplay™ is equipped with dual customizable touch screens ¾ a 3.5-inch main display and 2.0-inch sub display ¾ that operate independently or in tandem, as well as a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and Swype® for easy text input, LG DoublePlay™ allows users to perform multiple tasks at once such as updating their Facebook pages while simultaneously surfing the Web, texting or checking email.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

The Tea Bag Buddy

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Epoca International for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

The Tea Bag Buddy is an innovative new item that creates a solution to the tea drinker's most common problems. It provides a convenient way to secure the tea bag string while covering the mouth of a tea pot or mug, trapping steam to keep tea hotter when brewing for optimal flavor and temperature. The 100% silicone product will keep the tea drinker's fingers cool while squeezing excess water from their favorite variety of tea bag, and its deep wells provide a convenient way to hold the used tea bag between uses. Available in three fashion-forward colors, the Tea Bag Buddy is sure to become a tea drinker's new best friend! 



I can't wait to try the tea bag buddy.  I have been shopping around and since I found this I have wanted one.  My husband is going to get it for me for Christmas and once I have it, I know I am going to love it.  It's a wonderful little invention.  This will really cut down on the mess and make tea drinking so much easier for everyone.  I hate it when I make a mess with my tea and I know that with the tea bag buddy I will be finished with the big messes.

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Doodlebuckets.com Review and Giveaway Ends 12/16/11 at 7 PM EST

Doodlebuckets.com sent me a nice Christmas Gift Basket to sample and review.  They have also offered the same gift basket to a lucky giveaway winner from my blog. 
I chose to review the Happy Holidays Gourmet Sampler Pack.  It's a really nice assortment of meats, cheeses and mustard.  This time of year we are bombarded with sweets so I chose to get something a little different.  The assortment came in a nice box with a Christmas design on it  The meats and cheeses were fantastic.  My husband and I opened up a pack of crackers and enjoyed the snack together.  

Doodlebuckets is your one stop shop when you are shopping for gift baskets.  They specialize in baby gifts but that is not all they have.  Whether you are looking for baby gift baskets, diaper cakes, or great care packages for any occasion Doodlebuckets.com has what you are looking for.

I love the 'Owl Love You Forever' Baby Gift Basket

'Owl Love You Forever' Baby Gift Basket

'Hoooooooo loves ya baby?'  Leave no doubt that you are the one when you send the wise and cuddly owl in a gift basket.  Included is a gorgeous baby clothes layette set which includes a romper, pants, 2 onsies, a baby hat and bib that all coordinate and match perfectly with the owl theme.  Baby will also receive a Tulip Tree-to-Be kit that mom and dad can plant and watch grow as baby grows.  The tulip tree will be a spectacular addition to the landscaping and will remind them of you and your sentiments each time they see it and watch the beautiful tulip flowers bloom each spring.  Add in the personalized name plaque that comes in blue for boys and pink for girls with baby's name inscribed on it and you have the perfect baby gift basket to send.

Owl Baby Gift Basket
  • Yellow and White Stripe Owl Baby Applique Romper
  • Coordinating Owl Baby Applique Bib, Baby Hat, Pants and 2 Onsies (one stiped, one polka dot)
  • Satin Baby Clothes Hanger for storing Baby's clothes neatly
  • Tulip Tree-To-Be Kit (an all natural growth chart!)
  • Wise Plush Owl (Measures 9 inches tall)
  • All baby clothes 100% Cotton and Size 3 to 6 months
  • White Nursery Wicker Basket
  • Optional Gender-Appropriate name plaque

Whatever it is you are looking for Doodlebuckets.com has it.  If you would like to enter to win the sampler that I received, just enter the giveaway below.

Giveaway:  (you must follow me publicly on google friend connect to enter, leave a comment for each entry you complete, put your email address in your comment if it's not visible on your blogger profile, contiguous USA only, no po boxes)

1.  Go to Doodlebuckets.com and select a Christmas Gift Basket that you would love to receive this year, leave a comment with your selection.

2.  Follow me on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name letting me know you are a follower.

3.  Like Let's Eat 2 Day on facebook, leave a comment with your username letting me know you are my fan.

4.  Like them on facebook, leave a comment with your username letting me know you are their fan.

5.  Follow them on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name letting me know you are a follower.

6.  Follow their blog on google friend connect, leave a comment letting me know you are following them.

You can enter up to six times.  Winner will be selected using random.org and notified via email.  Winner will have 72 hours to respond with their mailing address and phone number or I will have to select another winner.  Thank you for reading and participating.

Winner selected and emailed:

dddiva said... 21
Twitter doodlebuckets dddiva discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

R and D Diet Cookie Review & Giveaway Ends 12/15/11 at 7 PM EST


R and D Diet Cookie company sent me two different kinds of their cookies to try.  I tried the Oatmeal Raisin and the Pumpkin cookies.  I have to say that these cookies are really good and not too sweet.  They do not have a lot of carbs in them so they do not leave you feeling hungry in a few minutes after eating one.  I used them to feel full longer and cut back on bad snacking habits.  I am really impressed with how long each cookie lasted once I ate one.

Hunger will ruin any diet every time!  That's their motto and I agree.  If I get too hungry then I tend to binge.  With the R and D Cookie Diet you will not get too hungry.  Just eat another cookie.  I really felt full and didn't get overly hungry while using these cookies as a meal replacement.

Finally, we have an affordable, natural food that is nutritional, filling, satisfying, tasty, and convenient that will elliminate hunger and allow us to take control of our diet so that we can lose weight rapidly!  This cookie and diet was named for the intensive Research and Development (R&D) project that created it.

The cookies are engineered to control hunger and cravings but they are also good for you.  They are packed with protein, fiber, and good carbs, low on sodium and are naturally low in cholesterol.  The oil I use is lower in saturated fat than conventional cooking and salad oils and is made from all natural soy, olive, and canola.  It's an excellent source of Omega-3's and Vitamin E.  I use a mixture of proteins from a number of sources including whey and soy.  Great developments have been made in the manufacture of proteins in the last decade and I remain diligent in using only the best and most effective proteins available.  The "secret" of the effectiveness of our cookies is the formulation of amino acids and proteins we use along with fiber and the absence of any ingredient that promotes hunger.  There is no animal product except for whey protein so the cookies are considered vegetarian.

You can enter to win a weeks supply of cookies in the giveaway below.  Thank you for reading my blog and participating.

Giveaway:  (you must publicly follow my blog on google friend connect to enter, leave your email address in your comment if it's not visible on your blogger profile, leave a separate comment for each entry you complete, contiguous USA only, no po boxes)

1.  Leave a comment letting me know which variety you would like to try first for the mandatory entry.

Extra Entries:

2.  Like them on facebook, leave a comment with your username letting me know you are their fan.

3.  Like Let's Eat 2 Day on facebook, leave a comment with your username letting me know you are my fan.

4.  Follow them on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name letting me know you are a follower.

5.  Follow me on twitter, leave a comment with your twitter name letting me know you are a follower.

You can enter up to five times.  I will use random.org to select a winner after the giveaway ends on 12/15/11 at 7PM Est.  I will notify the winner via email and they will have 72 hours to get their mailing address and phone number to me.  If I do not get a response in time I will have to select another winner.  Thanks for reading and participating.

Winner selected and emailed:

Amber said... 4
I follow @fdp4life on Twitter, I'm @AmberGoo Thank you for the giveaway :) hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Dale and Thomas Popcorn Review

I have been given the opportunity to review Dale and Thomas Popcorn again.  I am so thrilled.  They have the best popcorn ever.  It was one of Oprah's favorite things a few years back.  I received the Sparkling Snowflake Six-Bag Sampler to taste and review.  It came in a nice box that would be a perfect gift already wrapped and ready to give for a Christmas present.  I know that anyone who gets this sampler will be very happy with it. 
Doesn't that box look nice?  The popcorn inside is delicious which is the best part.  The flavors I tried were Hall of Fame Kettle Corn, Southwest Cheddar Chipotle, Chocolate Chunk N'Caramel, Peanut Butter & White Chocolate DrizzleCorn, Twice-As-Nice Chocolate DrizzleCorn and Dale's Caramel.  Each bag is more than one serving but it's so hard to put down.  My absolute favorite is the White Chocolate DrizzleCorn.  I could have it each and every day of my life and never get tired of it.  This is really amazing popcorn.  I shared with my friends and family and we all agree that Dale and Thomas is the best popcorn we have ever had.  You can purchase the Sparkling Snowflake Six-Bag Sampler for $29.95 via Dale and Thomas' website.  Also, make sure to check out Dale and Thomas on Facebook for updates, deals and promotions!

I received the sample to review.  I was not compensated for this post in any other way.  The opinions expressed above are my own.