Jul 28, 2014

Send Them Back-to-School With The Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans

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I know it seems like the kids barely got out for summer, but the planning and shopping for back-to-school has already begun! Time sure flies fast doesn't it? I registered Sammy for the new school year two weeks ago and this week we have officially begun going through her shopping list which is enormous and includes: school uniforms, backpack, school supplies, and more. When it comes to getting her ready for going back to class, it is important for me to start early enough so that we can take advantage of the school sales currently happening at most stores. As usual, it is important for me to stay on budget for all of her going back-to-school items and that includes making sure we have the lowest priced unlimited plans for her cell service. Luckily, we have been very happy with our Walmart Family Mobile service that she was enrolled into last year and today I want to tell you about a rollback that you will not want to miss if you have been thinking of getting your child a phone for school.
Walmart Family Mobile is already a great deal to begin with, but right now you can take advantage of these amazing rollback prices!

Unlimited Talk Text & Web has been decreased to $34.88/month from $39.88. The price will remain the same for the life of the service plan for the primary line if purchased during the promotional time period (7/18-10/31). Along with the roll back on the price of service, how about a new phone to go with that line? Find the Alcatel One Touch Evolve rolled back to $29.88. It is regularly priced at $79.88 and has everything that a starter phone needs including a front facing and rear camera. Each new line requires the purchase of a $25 Starter Kit that will start service immediately and see you through your first few weeks until you get the first bill.

My daughter is only seven and I was pretty hesitant to get her a new phone last year, but with Walmart's low price on service and phones, we were able to easily afford it. The convenience of always being able to get a hold of her when she stays after class or when she is with her sisters, is priceless for both her dad and myself. This coming year she is going to be in more after school classes and clubs, but with her cell phone always on hand, we can be confident she is always safe and sound.

Having had a tablet since she was four, it was easy for Sam to learn how to use her cell phone and now with the Alcatel, she only had to learn to adjust to an Android versus a Windows phone. There are many more apps for her to use now and many that are going to be very helpful to a 2nd grader who is very active in school. I am pretty proud to know that we are raising a very tech savvy child and that has been largely possible because Walmart Family Mobile is so budget friendly.

She's programmed her calendar for the first day of school and is looking forward to a new year with her friends and a new grade which I know she will do great in. 

If any of your kids are going back-to-school, or maybe you are, Walmart Family Mobile really is a very budget friendly way to go. I know all about the big contract bills and expensive phones, having had to deal with all of that when my older girls where young, but I do not miss the stress or the hassle. Keeping in contact with our children should not be a luxury, especially these days when life is so crazy. 

Visit Walmart or go online for more information. Unlimited cell phone service with a rock bottom price is a no brainer really. It's easy, it's affordable and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your kids are always a call away is beyond worth it!

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Jul 24, 2014

H & M $4.95 Haul

I love shopping at H & M for Sammy, it's really one of my favorite places to get her clothes because of how cute everything is and then how affordable as well. Yesterday I had no plans of buying her anything but when we walked in and saw they had just restocked the front area with a ton of $4.95 merchandise, I had to grab her a few things. This is all for her to play in since she goes to a uniform only school, I wish she went to a regular school because then I would go all out and buy her everything. But I was so happy to have found all these super cute items, and for $4.95!!!!

We thought it would be fun to do a try on haul and even though Sammy was running around all sweaty, she agreed to try each item on. This way you get a better idea of how each item looks. My favorite is the butterfly dress!

They told us all this stock had just come in. At this price, the clothes are going to fly out of the store so if you are by a mall make a stop at H & M and check out the kids section. 
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Jul 23, 2014

RSVP For The #HungerHeroes Twitter Party

Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party that will give you more info on how to become a Hunger Hero by simply purchasing a product your family already loves. On August 7th at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #HungerHeroes Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing ways you can help feed hungry kids, and giving you a chance to win prizes!

Summer is a wonderful time for our children, with full days of play and plenty of yummy meals and snacks. But what about children who come from very low income families? Summer for them, means no school breakfast or lunch and many of them go without eating. Tyson Chicken Nuggets is making it easy for us to help fight hunger. Tyson will donate a meal each time a Tyson® Fully-Cooked Chicken Nuggets 5 lb. bag are purchased at Sam’s Club during the month of August. What an easy way for all of us to give back! There is no need to spend more money than you normally would, or even make extra trips anywhere. Just pick up a few bags of Tyson Chicken Nuggets and spread the word, the more people who purchase these bags, the more little mouths we can feed!

Please join me and RSVP for the #HungerHeroes Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

DATE: Thursday, August 7
TIME:  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
PRIZES: 5 - $100 Sam's Club Gift Cards
EARLY BIRD PRIZE: 1 - $50 Sam's Club Gift Card

How To Participate In A Twitter Party on SoFabChats!

TIP:  How to join a Twitter Party - sign in! Before party starts, click on the green “Sign In On Twitter” bar at the top of the page!

TIP: Who to follow at a Twitter Party? Follow the Party Team by clicking on the Twitter handle links on the RSVP page!

TIP: Want to win Twitter Party prizes? RSVP by clicking on RSVP button before you join the party, follow everyone on the Party Team, and tweet with the party hashtag during the party to be eligible!

TIP: How to win the Early Bird prize? Watch for chance to share a tweet when you RSVP for chance to win!

TIP: Special deals and brand coupons? Keep that option checked when you RSVP for the party!  

TIP: New to Twitter parties? Watch your column and Party Team tweet columns - they are slower paced and easier to follow!

TIP: Where to find Twitter Parties? Check out the SoFabChats Twitter Party Calendar to find more fun parties to attend!

Find more helpful Twitter Party Tips on SoFabChats!

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Jul 17, 2014

What Makes You Sparkle? #SparkleWithDASANI

This post is sponsored by Dasani, all opinions are my own.

What makes you sparkle?

For me the number one thing that always makes me sparkle is my grand children and Sammy. Sammy is only seven so she is one of the kids, while her sisters are the people that drive me insane. But the kids, I love those children more than anything, and there is nothing that they can do to make me mad (at least not for long). The little people in my life are what make me sparkle.

Dasani also wants to know what makes you sparkle. 

With the release of their new Dasani Sparkling Naturally Flavored Sparkling Beverages, they are having a #SparkleWithDASANI Twitter and Instagram contest where one winner will win a Sparkling Getaway to the Westin Diplomat in Ft. Lauderdale, and includes airfare, hotel and spa treatments for 4. Winner will be selected in early August.

Entry into the contest is super easy, simply take a photo of whatever makes you sparkle, share it on Instagram or Twitter and tag it with the hashtag #SparkleWithDASANI. You want to follow @Dasani on Twitter and @Dasani on Instagram so they can contact you if you win.

Life is pretty great and there are so many things that make life sparkle. Is it your boyfriend, your girlfriend, your kids, your sisters, your pals, or maybe your summer mani? Show them all of  and let the world know what makes you sparkle! This is the picture that I am sharing as my entry.

Don't forget to use the tag #SparkleWithDASANI. Good luck!!

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Costco Members Get a Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Sample

This is a sponsored campaign on behalf of Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers. All opinions are my own. 

Last year we made a big change, this 5 time mom and a bunch of times grandmother, finally made the switch to Huggies® Snug & Dry Diapers. I was that mom that always stuck to a cheaper brand, that was more than decent, and it felt like it was giving me real value. It wasn't until we started purchasing Huggies® Snug & Dry Diapers for Anthony that I realized I was not getting the best value at all. Value isn't just about price, it's also about comfort and overall protection too. When we saw how much more comfortable Anthony was in his Huggies, how they managed to keep up with his energy, and how leaks became a thing of the past, we converted. Now it's all that we use for him, especially now that he is getting older and his diaper has to work harder. 

Recently we got to try Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers, and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes in a special Costco sampling.   Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers come with the trusted Leak Lock® system
and SnugFit* waistband with unique Grip Tabs for a secure fit. They work great and kept Anthony dry, and comfortable all day and night. With this sample you will also receive an 8 piece Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes sample. These wipes are thicker and durable so they can tackle any mess.   Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes come in an new pack with 2 kinds of refillable dispensers, plus 1160 refill wipes to keep you stocked at home or on the go. Both  Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes are only available at Costco. You can’t get them anywhere else! Would you like to try them out??

If you are a Costco member, this is your chance to receive a very generous sample just like I did. 

Costco Members - Click HERE to register for a FREE sample of the Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes. Hurry and register now, there will be a limited number of samples each day starting today July 17th through July 26, 2014 so try back tomorrow if you aren't able get a sample today! You must be a Costco member to get a sample and limit 1 sample per household.