Personalized Holidays with Keurig 2.0 — and a giveaway!

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I know, right? I’m probably one of the last people on Earth to try out a Keurig — MashupDad has had one at his office for quite a while, but we’ve never had one at home… until now. So let me tell you about this new Keurig 2.0 K300, and then you’ll have the opportunity to try and win one for yourself!

While a shiny new Keurig would be lovely for holiday gifting, please note that this Keurig will not ship to the winner until after Christmas. The new Keurig 2.0 is available for purchase at Walmart, if you’re looking for a last-minute holiday gift.

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If you’ve been reading along here for a while, you might have noticed I have certain preferences when it comes to coffee: Yes, I’m a long-time Starbucks fan, and I prefer my coffee strong, dark, and unadulterated. Here I went with the Pike Place sample that came with the machine and picked the “strong” brewing option — Keurig offers 400 different types of K-Cup packs from 60 different brands, including Ameria’s top ten (Starbucks, Starbucks, Starbucks… no, I kid…), so I’ll have the option to go even darker next time.

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MashupDad, on the other hand, likes his coffee… large. So the other interesting thing about the Keurig 2.0 K300 model is that it brews both individual K-Cup packs and the larger four-cup K-Carafe packs, allowing you to brew enough for a giant mug and a regular mug (or a giant mug and a warmup) in one go using the included carafe.

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But the highlight of the Keurig, as far as I’m concerned, is its ability to brew something different — and something quick — for everyone. At a family Chanukah gathering, for instance, we can serve up dark roast for me, decaf for Nana, tea for a friend, flavored coffee for the sister-in-law, and hot cocoa for the kids, all in a matter of a few minutes using one machine. Just set out a variety of K-Cup packs and let everyone choose their favorite!

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Or when a friend drops by unexpectedly, let them choose their own favorite variety and have a fresh cup ready in just a couple of minutes.

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Will I be replacing my daily morning coffee with K-Cup Packs? In all honesty probably not, given the sheer amount of coffee we go through here. But the brewer will be so handy for giving everyone different choices at get-togethers, for visiting friends, and the occasional quick afternoon bonus cup.

Intrigued? Here’s your chance — enter to win one for your own next family get together, or just coffee with a friend!

On to the giveaway

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What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win a new Keurig 2.0 K300 brewer!

(Note that the giveaway closes after Christmas, so this will not come in time for the holidays.)

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and let me know where you’d use personalized beverage options with your own new Keurig.

One entry per comment; each comment is an entry; a maximum of one entry per household; duplicate entries will be deleted. Only comment once on this post; your comment enters you in the giveaway. Enter through 11:59 PM Central on 12/26/14. 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 “Personalized…”) 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 Keurig. This post is sponsored by Keurig; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 12/27/14. Winners will have 48 hours to reply to their email notification; if no reply is received, a runner up will be selected.

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. ARV of this prize is $139.00.

Giveaway — Rock ‘N Learn huge math & science DVD set

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This giveaway is sponsored by Rock ‘N Learn, yet all opinions here are my own.

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The other day I told you guys about this huge 10 DVD Rock ‘N Learn Math & Science collection deal on Groupon (still available for a limited time at just $39.99 shipped!). Here’s what’s included:

  • Let’s Tell Time
  • Money
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Fractions
  • Physical Science for Kids
  • Earth Science for Kids
  • Life Science for Kids
  • Human Body for Kids

Well, now Rock ‘N Learn wants to give one of you the opportunity to win this very same DVD collection for yourself! We do have a couple of the Rock ‘N Learn DVDs, and it’s good to see Mr. 7 watching something educational sometimes. :)

What are you getting, and what’s the age range?

  • Clever tunes and computer-animated characters help teach kids concepts
  • Collaborative effort between educators and entertainers
  • Teaches basic science and math concepts, such as the human body and telling time
  • Can help kids prepare for state standardized testing
  • Most DVDs best for ages 8-10, some best for ages 6 and older
  • Runtime: 355 total minutes

On to the giveaway

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win the Rock ‘N Learn 10 DVD Math & Science Collection.

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and let me know who in your life could use this collection!

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 12/16/14. 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 “Giveaway…”) 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 12/17/14 and their email address will be forwarded to help coordinate diaper size and prize fulfillment.

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. ARV of this prize is $129.95.

Huggies and Meijer Help End Diaper Need — PLUS, a Huggies giveaway for you!

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This giveaway is sponsored by Huggies; however, all opinions here are my own.

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Did you know that one in three moms in the U.S. suffer from diaper need? Check out what Huggies Every Little Bottom and Meijer are doing in their partnership this holiday season:

For every purchase of Huggies diapers at Meijer through the end of December, Huggies will donate 6 diapers to help diaper a baby in need for a day and Meijer will donate $1 to the National Diaper Bank Network.

Meijer will donate up to $10,000 and Huggies will donate up to 150,000 diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network through the Huggies Every Little Bottom program to help ensure babies throughout the Midwest have an adequate supply of diapers

And here are some ways you can help:

  1. Shop at Meijer for Huggies diapers this holiday season, and for every purchase, Meijer will donate $1.00 to the National Diaper Bank Network, up to $10,000. And, Huggies will donate enough diapers to help diaper a baby in need for a day, up to 150,000 diapers.
  2. If you no longer have a baby in diapers yourself, you can also help by donating your Huggies Rewards points.
  3. Spread the word to your friends by sharing this post on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #diaperneed.

If you have a little one in diapers yourself — or know someone who could use these — also be sure to enter below to win a month’s supply of Huggies! Note: If you win, your email address will be forwarded to help coordinate diaper size and shipping details.

On to the giveaway

What can you win?

  • One lucky Mashup Mom reader will win a month’s supply of Huggies Little Snugglers (four packs).

How do you enter?

  • Just comment here and let me know

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 12/2/14. 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 “Huggies…”) 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 Huggies. This post is sponsored by Huggies; however, all opinions here are my own. The winner will be randomly selected from all comments received on or around 12/3/14 and their email address will be forwarded to help coordinate diaper size and prize fulfillment.

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. ARV of this prize is $50.00.

Balance Bar Chocolate Day giveaway!

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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