Balance Bar Chocolate Day giveaway!

This giveaway is sponsored by Balance Bar. All opinions in this post, however, are my own.

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Let’s all celebrate Chocolate Day on October 28 — now that’s my kind of holiday! Balance Bar is also celebrating with their Chocolate Craze and Double Chocolate brownie bars, and you could win a big old pile like this for yourself. :)

  • Both flavors have 14g protein as well as added vitamins and minerals, and Balance refers to 40% carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fat as a percentage of total calories.

Read more about 40-30-30 balance on their site here.

On to the giveaway

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win a box of Chocolate Craze and Double Chocolate Brownie Balance Bars.

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and let me know your favorite flavor of Balance Bars.

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 10/28/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Balance Bar…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Balance Bar. This post is sponsored by Balance Bar; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 10/29/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

Rock ‘N Learn Giveaway + Preschool Pack Groupon deal

This giveaway is sponsored by Rock ‘N Learn. All opinions in this post, however, are my own.

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Here’s a new Rock ‘N Learn deal and giveaway for the preschool set! Check out this awesome bargain you can score on Groupon, where they have the 10 DVD Preschool Set pack for just $39.99 shipped. That’s only $4.00 per 30-45 minute DVD, and a great discount off the $129.95 list price. You get all this:

  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Let’s Play School
  • Colors, Shapes & Numbers
  • Alphabet Fun
  • First Sight Words
  • Sight Words
  • More Sight Words
  • Phonics for Beginners
  • Phonics for Reading
  • Rock ‘N Read

The sight words DVDs alone cover over 170 words, while other lessons range from colors and shapes to counting and shoe tying to help get your preschooler kindergarten ready.

For more about Rock ‘N Learn, read more on their twitter feed, Facebook, or sign up for their e-blasts to stay informed about special offers.

On to the giveaway

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What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win the First Sight Words DVD out of the Preschool Pack set.

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and let me know what little one in your life could benefit from this educational DVD!

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 10/28/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Rock ‘N Learn…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Rock ‘N Learn. This post is sponsored by Rock ‘N Learn; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 10/29/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

Giveaway — TeenyMates NFL Collector Tin

This giveaway is sponsored by TeenyMates. I received a product for purposes of review; however, all opinions in this post are my own.

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TeenyMates recently introduced a new NFL Collector Tin, including 4 packs of NFL Series 3 TeenyMates, storage tin, stadium display, and rare glow-in-the-dark figure. Mr. 7 was initially somewhat skeptical, but after opening the tin and finding all the teeny-tiny stuff inside, became an instant convert. I have a feeling I’d better check his pockets before doing the wash…

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You can place the cute little TeenyMates from the blind packs in order on the stadium — each spot has a team name, and then you can pick up additional foil packs (currently available exclusively at Target stores) to try to collect them all. Each pack also included two puzzle pieces, which you again need to collect in order to finish the entire puzzle.

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Mr. 7 was quite pleased with his own organizational efforts here, and sounding out the team names to place each figure in the right place was good reading practice, lol.

On to the giveaway

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win a TeenyMates NFL Collector Tin — one holiday gift, down! ;)

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and let me know who gets this if you win.

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 10/8/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Giveaway — TeenyMates…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by TeenyMates. This post is sponsored by TeenyMates; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 10/9/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

Rock ‘N Learn Sight Words Level 3 review — and giveaway!

Prizing and information for this giveaway have been provided by Rock ‘N Learn. I received a DVD for purposes of review; however, all opinions in this post are my own.

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I’ve actually been familiar with the Rock ‘N Learn brand for years, because when Junior High Guy was much younger, he loved some of their live action math and Spanish DVDs and would sing along with an enthusiasm that would probably embarrass him now. So when we had the opportunity to check out one of the newer Rock ‘N Learn DVDs with Mr. 7, I thought this would be a great chance to see how things have changed over the years and if they were as catchy as I remembered.

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Here’s Mr. 7 opening up Rock ‘N Learn Sight Words Level 3, which targets grades 1 and up and covers all first grade Dolch sight words plus some of Fry’s. (And yes, he’s in PJs — how else do you watch DVDs?!)

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Unlike the earlier Rock ‘Learn DVDs I remembered, this one was entirely animated, and you can check out a clip on YouTube here. We had to look up the gray guy here online to confirm he was an armadillo — Festus by name, apparently.

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Still catchy! Catchy enough to hold Mr. 7’s attention through the whole thing — and yes, there was some dancing involved. Each sight word is presented individually, then as part of a song with a bouncing dot to help kids follow along with the words. It’s always good to see videos that are both attention grabbing and educational, and Rock ‘N Learn has quite a few to choose from.

Get 25% off!

And here’s a special discount code, if you’d like to check these out for yourself:

Read more on their twitter feed, Facebook, or sign up for their e-blasts to stay informed about special offers.

On to the giveaway

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win your choice of DVD or CD at RockNLearn.com!

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and let me know which DVD or CD you would pick, and why.

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 10/4/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Rock ‘N Learn…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Rock ‘N Learn. This post is sponsored by Rock ‘N Learn; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 10/5/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

Target Weddings — Unexpected Adventures + a $25 gift card giveaway

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own.

Today let’s talk about the Target Wedding Registry, memorable experiences, and unexpected finds. The registry was a lot of fun to browse, since MashupDad and I have been married for 17 years now — so it’s really been a while since I’ve taken a good look at a wedding registry. There’s lots of neat new stuff out there! For instance, I never would have thought to include a Canon EOS Rebel T5i on ours (not that they even existed 17 years ago…) but how cool to be able take your own high quality honeymoon photos and more.

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Our own most memorable trip recently was to Monterey California to attend my brother’s wedding. It’s so gorgeous out there, and we need an excuse to see far flung family every once in a while. I’m glad I had my phone along to document the whole experience — and I took this jellyfish photo at the Monterey Bay Aquarium just with my phone, but if they’re that impressive with a phone camera, how lovely would Canon Rebel photos have been? The neatest experience there was a little penguin who kept coming right up to the window and following the kids’ every movement with his bobbling head. That, I didn’t get a usable photo of since the penguin moved too fast and the glass was too water streaked, so probably another argument for a real camera.

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One of the things I’ve learned over 17 years of marriage, though, is that you don’t have to travel far from home to build memorable experiences, and that the most important are those you create with family and friends. So when picking products from the Target Wedding registry, I stuck a little closer to home. How fun is it, for instance, that board games are a suggested registry option? This both gives people a lower cost gift alternative, and starts you off with the basis for game nights with friends — and, later on, family!

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Of course, you might want some wine glasses, too, both for use on game nights and for entertaining in general. (These are a nice size, I’m kind of eying them myself, registry or no registry…) Have a summer game night out on the patio, sip some wine, and enjoy the experience.

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And yes, you might also want to included that Canon EOS Rebel T5i to document all these experiences and get togethers — plus, it’s a wedding registry, so it’s fun to put wishes on there too! :)

On to the giveaway

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win a $25 Target eGift card!

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and share your own favorite couple travel story, or if you don’t have one, your favorite product from the Target Wedding Registry.

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 9/4/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Target Weddings…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Target. This post is sponsored by Target; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 9/5/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

#TargetWedding #Sponsored

It’s some KIND of Giveaway (yes it is…) + Kind Bars Review

This giveaway is sponsored by KIND. I received products for the purpose of review; however, all opinions here are my own.

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Have you guys seen all these newer and different flavors of bars from KIND? They now have over 22 varieties: So fun, and some combinations you don’t generally see in snack bars, so you can break up your routine! They sent over a sample pack with some more unusual flavor combinations, including Thai Sweet Chili, Honey Mustard, Caramel Almond & Sea Salt, Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond, and Hickory Smoked.

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All the boys in this house were eager to help out with the product testing, no surprise there! KIND bars are gluten free and non GMO, so Junior High guy was able to partake in Thai Sweet Chili — one of the new all natural STRONG & Kind flavors that packs 10g of protein, with no whey or soy. Thumbs up from him on the flavor, which he pronounced “kind of spicy, but not too bad.” He also ate it in about 30 seconds, so I think “not too bad” is middle school speak for “more of that, please!” This flavor also contains no dairy ingredients, but some KIND bars do, so check nutrition information if you need to avoid dairy like Junior High Guy does.

Mr. 7 here is enjoying Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond, mostly because he hears “mocha” and thinks he’s being a grown-up and getting coffee. ;) I thought those were pretty good too, but my favorite was the same as MashupDad’s…

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… Caramel Almond & Sea Salt. Seriously, are all men such a goof when you say you’re going to take their picture? ANYway, he was pleased with this particular flavor because it has 8 net grams of carbs — and all the bars I received are low glycemic.

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But seriously: Yum. Look at all those whole almonds! and caramel! These are crunchy, sweet, and salty for the perfect flavor combo, and I highly recommend them. They also pack a good amount of protein to help fill you up longer.

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But beyond Almond Sea Salt & Caramel, I really do recommend KIND bars in general. They’re filling, they’re tasty, they’re all natural, and, well… I KIND of like the name. I usually don’t eat a lot of store-bought bars because I don’t care for the artificial flavors or aftertaste, and you just don’t get that with KIND: You get almonds, you get chocolate, you get caramel, you get pumpkin seeds and honey.

On to the giveaway

What can you win?

How do you enter?

  • Take a look at the KIND store and let me know what flavor(s) look most interesting to you.

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 8/16/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “It’s some KIND…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by KIND. I received products for purposes of this post/review; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 8/17/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

Tropical Traditions organic raw honey review and giveaway!

This giveaway is sponsored by Tropical Traditions. Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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Welcome to a great new giveaway sponsored by Tropical Traditions! Read on to find out how to enter to win some of this delicious Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey. This Canadian honey is 100% organic, raw, wild, and unprocessed — and just look how thick it is. Most honey cannot be certified organic, because bees range out for miles from their hives. Certified organic honey has to come from hives in isolated areas, so this honey is from the remote frontier regions of Canada.

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We’ve already found a lot of uses for Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey. MashupDad was recently down with a summer cold, for instance, and made an exception to his low carb rule by adding Tropical Traditions Raw organic honey to his evening tea. He’s been raving about the quality ever since!

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And, I used Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey when making Dairy Free Chocolate Avocado Pudding earlier this week. So far it’s been lovely in tea, on its own, or as a natural sweetener for recipes. I’m going to try substituting this for sugar in other recipes, too, since it added a fantastic flavor.

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Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey is unprocessed, unheated, and unfiltered, resulting in a thick, creamy honey that contains pollen and fine textured crystals very unlike the processed honeys you might be used to. The difference, however, is all good: Try organic raw honey, and you’re unlikely to go back.

On to the giveaway

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win Tropical Traditions Organic Raw Honey for your very own.

How do you enter?

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 8/3/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Tropical Traditions”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading the Mashup Mom homepage on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

And, since Tropical Traditions is most famous for its coconut oil — Want to know more about Virgin Coconut Oil, too?

Check out the following pages for more info:

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Tropical Traditions. I received a product for purposes of this post/review; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 8/4/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8 weeks for delivery of your prize.

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

Enter for your chance to win new Lil’ Troops — Plus a Mr. 7 review

This giveaway is sponsored by Lil’ Troops. I received products for purposes of review; all opinions here, however, are my own. Or Mr. 7’s.

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I recently had the opportunity to review a couple of the new collectible Lil’ Troops military action figures, with the able assistance of Mr. 7. (You can see he got himself all decked out for the occasion… although I am pretty sure the shoes are not standard military attire!)

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We received the Urban Trooper and the Desert Trooper to check out. They each came with “stuff,” and can hold their radios, binoculars, canteens, and more. Their legs, heads, arms are also movable, so you can pose them for any situation.

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Mr. 7 got right to work on the posing part (and found it hysterical that you could swivel them all the way around “so their heads are over their you-know, Mom.”

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Each action figure also came with its own flyer telling more about its specialty and a short “troop tip.” These were a big hit with Mr. 7, who adores his Army uncle — but I can see them being a fun and collectible toy for a lot of kids.

Also cool:

A portion of each Lil’ Troops sale is devoted to U.S. Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs. For more information, visit www.armymwr.com.

So let’s give away some Lil’ Troops!

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What can you win?

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and let me know which two you’d pick, and why!

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 7/15/14. U.S. residents only, please. If you are reading this through email or Facebook, please click on the title of this post (up at the top where it says “Enter for your…”) to go back to the blog. Scroll down to the bottom of the post and you will see a box to enter your comment; just comment there to enter. Email and Facebook entries will not be counted. If you are reading Mashup Mom on the web, look at the bottom of this post where it says “___ comments.” Click on that to get the box to enter your own comment.

The fine print

Prizing and information for this giveaway has been provided by Good Cook; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 7/16/14 and will have 48 hours to respond to notification email; Prize will be forfeited and Mashup Mom will choose a runner up if no response is received in that time frame.

No purchase necessary. The number of eligible entries receives determines the odds of winning. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery of your prize.