Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Your Voice = A Simpler Coupon Printing Process from Qples! plus a chance to win a giftcard

Yes,  sometimes printing coupons can be a headache with all the different software that is needed to install.  But one company is doing something about that and here is how you can help.

Qples is asking for help!
Our goal is to make printing simple for all consumers!  Qples is in the process of refining our print process and we need your help.  Please take a SHORT survey about the current method for printing Qples coupons and tell us what you think.


All consumers that participate in the survey will be entered to win one of 10 $25 gift cards and will receive one big virtual hug and thank you from the Qples team.

Thank you for helping us help YOU!

 This is an awesome opportunity to voice your opinion about something I think we all frugal shoppers love..........COUPONS! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Add new Thanksgiving dishes to your feast with A COOKBOOK FOR ALL SEASONS #OMGyum

 Looking for festive fall #OMGyum recipes? Check out A Cookbook For All Seasons http://bit.ly/ACookbookForAllSeasons


 Why yes, I know you know Thanksgiving is just around the corner and sometimes we dread the same dinner menu items year after year. I myself every once in a while like to surprise the family with a new dish to get them talking more about how delicious the dinner was. This great cookbook is just the one to help you put that winning dish on your menu too. Did I mention it was an e-book.  I want to let you know about FIVE of the delicious recipes I might try my hand at this year.

1.   Easy Cloverleaf Dinner Rolls made with Fleischmann’s® Yeast #OMGyum #FleischmannsYeast http://bit.ly/CloverleafDinnerRolls
https://members.one2onenetwork.com/images/moduleSharePhotoLargePhoto-544e74dc2ac13b1317f9f830 The word "EASY" is a lifesaver during Thanksgiving preparations.

https://members.one2onenetwork.com/images/moduleSharePhotoLargePhoto-544e74e12ac13bbc16f9f8472. Chocolate Pecan Pie made Karo® Syrup #OMGyum #KaroSyrup http://bit.ly/ChocolatePecanPieKaro

                                   Everyone loves a little bit of chocolate   
                                   and it kicks this tradititional dessert up
                                   another level

3.  The Spooky Marshmallow     I would definitely try my hand at a different shape and probably make turkeys.  Do you think they would turn out right?   Anyhow, they would be a great way for guests to enjoy if you are running a little behind on Thanksgiving or Christmas serving time.
A tutorial with plenty of tips and ticks on how to make the best homemade from-scratch vanilla marshmallows

4.  A Cookbook for All Seasons: Quick Pumpkin Beer Bread made with Fleischmann’s® Yeast #OMGyum #FleischmannsYeast http://bit.ly/QuickPumpkinBeerBread

https://members.one2onenetwork.com/images/moduleSharePhotoLargePhoto-544dce1d2ac13b2831f9f83bAnother great word here is QUICK  and this can be served with a side dish such as your greens or string beans.  I'm from Mississippi and my family has to have greens as a dish for

 5.  A Cookbook for All Seasons: Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing made with Fleischmann's® Simply Homemade® #OMGyum http://bit.ly/SouthernCornbreadDressing
A traditional great dish that no Thanksgiving feast should be without in my opinion.

Hope you find your fave five in this recipe book as well. Let me know what they are.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Students can #ShareAwesome and win prizes and technology for their school!

By Kids For Kids Co. worked with the National PTA to launch their #ShareAwesome campaign on September 16! #ShareAwesome is National PTA's first public awareness campaign that addresses online safety and digital citizenship in a fun and positive way. With the support of their sponsor LifeLock, they are working to help families create an open, evolving conversation about digital technology's role in our everyday lives and empower them to make more positive and safer decisions.

The program includes a national contest, administered by BKFK, for teens to show how they "share awesome" online and winners receive exciting prizes and earn technology for their schools!

This is what your students need to know to enter:
#ShareAwesome and Win Contest Prizes: Students ages 13-17 can participate in the contest and must submit an entry on ShareAwesomeNow.org/Challenge by November 30. Ten finalists will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro2 and our grand prize winner will receive a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, a $2,500 scholarship and technology for their school.

Teachers can learn more about positive digital citizen at
ShareAwesomeNow.orga hub of expert information compiled from National PTA partners, including activation tools for students, parents and PTAs. The site includes online safety and digital citizenship quizzes for parents and students, a composite of #ShareAwesome contest submissions and a section with tips for educators on how to teach students to be safer, smarter, more positive digital citizens.
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Susan's Disney Family: Kmart ...Giftcard Giveaway



 Disclosure: This post is blogged about for an entry into a giveaway. These opinions are not my own.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Look Magnificient with Sheer Cover Studio Mineral Makeup: plus a year's supply giveaway!

This was my first time trying mineral makeup and I was very impressed with the kit of Sheer Cover.  I received the dark kit and it included

and I received foundation and concealer makeup brushes as well as the cleanser.  

Cons:  I am not a fan of the cleanser because I am so use to foamy facial cleansers and this cleanser is not.  I love the light weight moisturizer. It gives the skin a calm and refreshing feeling. I have to say the primer makes all the difference in the world to me for great results. If you look at the pics below. I would use the primer before application. It is suggested you wait for moisturizer, brightening, etc to dry before applying the makeup but honestly I don't have the time to really wait so this makes the process a little bit of a hassle for me.

Here are some before and after pictures without using the primer!My pictures are with my iphone but you can tell the distinct difference of makeup and no makeup.


With primer & conceal and brightener trio:

This picture is a little blurry but the makeup looks so much better. It is not grainy like the ones above.

CONS: I love the lengthening mascara  but I am not a fan of the lash extending fibers because it did not blend well into my lashes after applying the mascara. I could still see white products on my lashes and it made my lashes hard.

Overall, I like the quality of the makeup is great.  I love the quality of the brushes as well. I currently use MAC makeup brushes and these are of optimum  comparison. I would definitely keep a stock of this makeup as I don't wear makeup every day but on those special occasions, I would prefer the sheer cover.

Today is the last day to enter to win 1 of 10 (year's supply of sheer cover). 
Yes, I said right. You have the chance to win 1 of 10 by clicking and entering here. GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure: I am a ModernMom Insider and received a product to review. No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Train's NEW Word Stirring 7th Album is Here! #BulletproofPicasso #O2O

 Bulletproof Picasso, the newest album from Train! The new album comes out September 16th.

The album has some lyrics that you can rock out to but also gets you stirring. I received a copy to review and I immediately added "Cadillac, Cadillac" as one of my favorite songs.  I also love "Give It All".  It has the ballads of San Francisco through it. It makes me want to let my top down and ride....If I had a vehicle where the top comes down (LOL). My daughter and I love  “Hey Soul, Sister” and we cannot get enough of this song. I am more in tune with their headbobbing tracks than the smooth love filled tracks such as "Mary Me". As you can see I am a fan of toe -tapping music.

Tired of me talking about my favorites well you can hear some of the great music I'm talking about on their Official Train Website – http://savemesanfrancisco.com.

I have to add that every female should hear "Don't Grow Up So Fast".  My daughter said she will be doing her ballet routine with this song in December and I am proud of her choice. To be honestly, I won't be surprise to see this song on a future movie soundtrack. "You watch my words" as the older generation say.

Love this.....you got to watch it.

Get ready and tune into Train's live performance on the QVC channel on Today at 5pm ET. 

The album is available for pre-order  on  iTunes and on Amazon for $7.99 (great price) and you get an instant download of " Angel in Blue Jeans" and more. How cool is that.  

                     Tracklisting for Bulletproof Picasso includes:
1. Cadillac, Cadillac
2. Bulletproof Picasso
3. Angel In Blue Jeans
4. Give It All
5. Wonder What You're Doing For The Rest Of Your Life
6. Son Of A Prison Guard
7. Just A Memory
8. I'm Drinkin' Tonight
9. I Will Remember
10. The Bridge
11. Baby, Happy Birthday
12. Don't Grow Up So Fast

You can follow their social media sites here for more information on them: 

Some of trains accolades include selling more than ten million albums worldwide, 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors and nominations.

Disclosure: I participated in the Train Bulletproof Picasso album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.

The greatest 2014 baby shower gift #Burt's Bees Baby!

It may be back to school season, but it's also peak baby season with the highest number of little ones being born this time of year. That means many of us are currently in the market for a great new baby gift, and luckily we know just the thing for you!

You may have recently seen us sharing that Burt's Bees Baby now has a line of ultra-soft, 100% organic cotton baby clothes, which are a must-have for any new mom and baby.  Well now, Burt's Bees Baby is offering a wonderful assortment of gift baskets exclusively at Costco.com!  These beautiful baskets make the perfect gift for a baby shower, new baby arrival, or even a gift for yourself and your own new addition!

From meal-time to play-time, bath-time to nap-time and all the wonderful times in between, the Burt's Bees Baby® Bee Essentials Ultimate 14 Piece Gift Basket covers them all in your choice of pink, blue, or neutral.  Perfectly placed within a natural, reusable storage basket is all the 100% organic cotton essentials baby needs including footed coverall, short sleeve bodysuit, swaddling blanket, knot top hat, two burp cloths, hooded towel, washcloth set, and two patented lap shoulder bibs! 

Another perfect gift option is the Burt's Bees Baby ® 9 Piece All You Need Bath Basket.  This must-have nurturing bath basket is filled with everything parents need to make sure bath time is fun and memorable for all including two hooded towels, a knit terry hooded robe, and two washcloths, all in super soft and absorbent 100% organic cotton knit terry. Also included is Burt's Bees Baby Bee ® natural wash, lotion, and diaper ointment, all beautifully wrapped within a natural reusable storage basket.

These exclusive Costco.com Burt's Bees Baby gift baskets are the perfect gift solution

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Back to School with Big Event Fundraising and $250 Target Giftcard #Giveaway

Big Event Fundraising has unique fundraising ideas that have helped schools raise millions since 1999. They offer a variety of programs for elementary, middle and high school groups.  They have items from kitchen & home, personalized items, cook and frozen foods, wrapping paper, to candles and everything in between.  Your fundraiser should be a success because there is something for everyone to like and purchase.


They know  how expensive back to school time can be and they are giving away a $250 target giftcard.

How awesome! For your chance to win, visit their blog here!
Target Gift Card

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.

High Value Coupon for 34- Degrees- $3.00 off

Hey Everyone!


Crazy High value coupon and Qples and I wanted to make sure we let you all know about it.  34-Degrees has a $3.00 off coupon running right now.  Their price is normally between $4-$5 so this is really high discount.  Click on photo to go get your coupon. Thanks so much Qples!

Get Healthy Snackin with Harvest Snaps & #Giveaway #HarvestSnapsFan

My Snack Box from Harvest Snapswas delivered and I did indeed got snacking quickly.


I am enjoying my new Harvest Snaps Snack Box and the Wasabi Ranch and Lightly Salted are already gone with the first week. They are crisp and filled with flavor but light and airy for guilt free snacking. Harvest Snaps are baked, gluten-free, high in fiber and protein, low in sodium and fat.  Great for those who like chips when snacking but have to watch their salt or sugar intake. 

My husband love the black pepper and he is a truck driver who has taken the entire package on the road with him and they were gone in two days, daughter (9) loved the lightly salted, and well my two year old just love the shape and crispiness of the snacks.

I am hosting a giveaway for my readers that will give you the chance to win a Harvest Snaps Snack Box like the one below!



In addition to this awesome snack pack, I myself will be sending free coupons directly to help make that lunchbox even awesomer.......and the coupons to the winner will include:

(1) Free coupon for any Fresh & Healthy, All  Natural Cabo Fresh Guacomole
(1) Free coupon for any one King's Hawaiian Original Sweet Mini Sub Rolls
(1) Up to $4.00 off any Arnold/Brownberry or Oroweat Sandwich Thins Rolls
(all coupons expire 12/31/14)

To enter the giveaway:
  • Visit the Harvest Snaps Lunchspiration microsite and check out my blog post about their $1,000 contest here! (click on word lunchspiration to be taken to the site)
  • Create an original bento box design and share to your social networks such as twitter and facebook, or Pin on Pinterest (be sure to like and tag @vivaciousgold on twitter,  @livivua.c.chandler on facebook)   
  • Copy and paste the link to your share and/ or Pin in the comments section of this blog post
  • Tell me what other healthy snack you could make with the free products to include in the lunchbox with harvest snaps
  • Giveaway ends 9/15/14 and 12 am CST

This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Giveaway snack pack will be fulfilled by Harvest Snaps. I am not responsible for the snack pack. Coupons will be fulfilled by and mailed by myself.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Try the VEO app...Everything from the brands you love!

Trials, deals, and messages from the brands you love!

Sample new products such as colgate, nescafe,garnier fructis, zumba candy, finish detergent, vaseline, banana boat....which were all sample that were available within the past month.

The Deals....ooh the deals.....check my previous post from yesterday to see the deals from great brand just for those who use the Veo App. It can be found in the app stores and it is free.

One of my most recent trials was:

You can even set you notifications on the phone to quickly snag trial offers and deals when they become available.  The coupons that you receive with the trials are of high value than inserts and printables. 

Download the free Veo app with Google Play – http://bit.ly/17SG8E7 or  iTunes Store – http://bit.ly/1962s9e.

Monday, August 25, 2014

#sponsored ....No Backpack Goes Empty with Yucatan Guacamole!

 No Backpack Goes Empty!

Photo: Help us fill backpacks this school year and SAVE $2.00 on Yucatan guacamole!!! Visit http://www.yucatancares.com now to enter and save. #NoBackpackGoesEmpty #RB84 

Help Yucatan Guacamole raise money to fill backpacks this school year by entering to win a backpack filled with school supplies and a piece of NFL autographed memorabilia. Yucatan will donate 50¢ for each entry to help fill backpacks for kids in need.  Also each person who enters will be able to print a coupon good for $2.00 OFF any Yucatan Guacamole Product.

Enter at Yucatancares.com and print a $2.00 off coupon!!!   

Disclosure: I will receive a product for sharing information. All opinions are mine.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Review Opportunity For ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower: Blogger Opp

ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower: Fill Out Our Form and Turn Your Shower Into a Spa

Open to the first 100 Bloggers. Once the list has been approved by ESSIO Shower, you'll be asked to confirm your mailing address for the starter kit to be mailed to you.

The reviews and giveaways are asked to be completed within 30 days of your receipt of the product from ESSIO Shower.

You can use this product review and giveaway either as your only-blog giveaway or enjoy this opportunity for your blog hops and blog campaigns.

Fill out form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-jGAs-t8pt21f6YSpEMRks1zWA0J1iFp4oXz6J-P4rE/viewform?_ke=c2hhbm5vbnR1Y2tlcjE5NzhAeWFob28uY29t

Friday, August 15, 2014

What's happening over at Harvest Snaps, win $1000 #Sweepstakes #HarvestSnapsFan

Disclosure: I am part of the Harvest Snaps Influencer Program.

Harvest Snaps Lunchspiration campaign is now live, and I'm spreading the word! Lunchspiration is all about encouraging kids and adults to make healthier choices in meals and snacking - so what better way than to provide some “lunchspiration” through this virtual mix-and-match lunchbox and they are giving away free money? 

Here's How It Works:
Each pin or share enters you to win one of three prizes up to $1,000.
One winner will be chosen every week so enter every week for your chance to win. Contest ends 9/2.

The more you make, the more chances you have to win with #lunchspiration. > http://bit.ly/lunchspiration

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back to school with 6PM and Crocs! #backtoschool


Here's a backpack set for older kids. in a cool neon camo pattern by Crocs that will make them stand out, not blend in. Also in purple polka dot and blue plaid patterns. 40% off at 6pm for $21 (ends on August 20 at 11 PM CDT)

Do you have a preschooler or kindergartener? Get him or her pumped up to start school with a snazzy new backpack/lunchbag combo by Crocs. Choose from Purple Cupcake, Pink Owl or Grey Dinosaur $31 at 6pm (ends on August 17 at 11 PM CDT).

Girl's Converse High Tops Deal! 6pm.com and #BTS

As seen on Veo

Girls' Converse High Tops (Back to School)

She may not be old enough for high heels, but your little girl can definitely rock a pair of trendy high tops. Cop these purple Chuck Taylors with diva pink tulle, which go with jeans or a flouncy skirt. Also in black/grey with turquoise. $25 at 6pm. 36% OFF!
Check it out! 
Deal ends August 21 at 11PM CDT

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

An offer from Cabo Fresh Guacamole, plus a chance to win!

Hey Everyone!

I wanted to let you guys know about an offer from Cabo Fresh Guacamole! The photo link below will take you to a $2.00 off coupon + enter you to win a #FunFitFresh prize pack! 

 Actual prize pack may be different than pictured above.

Pre-made guacamole is great stuff! We all know how good avocados are for us but you can have the health benefits of an avocado without the hassle of trying to find a ripe one and making sure you eat if before it goes bad!! (I don’t know how many times I get a rock hard avocado that takes so long to get soft, I forget about it)!

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New #Target School Homemailer with Free $5 Target Giftcard with $75 or more purchase

What a surprise it was to see the new Target School Home Mailer in my box yesterday. It looks like the best one yet. What is awesome is that is a handy information guide as well as a money saver.

It features a snap app that lets you shop the mailer/catalog instantly. It promotes target.com subscription services, target.com college registry, and the target.com REDcard.  There is also this awesome college checklist that can be used.

Now for the coupons......Over $47.00 Dollars Worth (Expires 9/20/14)

$1.00 off Nivea Men Item (After Shave, Facial Care, Shave Care) Excludes trial/travel
$1.00 off 3 Purell hand sanitizer items
$1.00 off 18-ct. Archer Farms single-serve coffee cups
$1.00 off U by Kotex feminine care item (28- to 36 ct. pads, 36 ct. tampons 120 ct. liners)
$2.00 off Right Guard personal care item (Antiperspirant, Deodorant, Body Wash)
$1.00 off Flavor enhancer drops (Vitaminwater, Minute Maid, Powerade, Dasani)
$2.00 off 2 Downy fabric softener or Bounce dryer sheets
$2.00 off Gillette razor Fusion Proglide with Flexballor Venus Snap with Embrace
$1.00 off 3M Command Adhesive Item
$1.00 off Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal mascara, Dream Fresh BB Cream, or Eye Studio Eyeliner
$1.00 off two 32 or 40 ct. playtex tampons
$2.00 off Schick Hydro Silk or Hydro 5 razor/ refill cartridges
$1.00 off two clean and clear skin care (Excludes trial/travel)
$1.00 off 8 oz or larger purell hand sanitizer
$1.00 off two Febreze Fabric Refresher, Set & Refresh, or Air Effects
$1.00 off Windex cleaning item
$1.00 off 35ct. or larger Gain Flings or Tide Pods
$1.00 off 24 or 56 ct Shout Color Catcher Sheets
$1.00 off 3 ct. BIC Soleil Bella or Flex 4 disposable razors
$1.00 off 9.7 oz or larger  Down Unstopppables or Gain Fireworks
$1.00 off Nivea body creme or lotion (excludes trial and travel)
$1.00 off Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste (Excludes trial and travel)
$1.00 off 24 ct Excedrin Extra Strength or Migraine pain relief
$1.00 off two Sharpie Permanent markers, Felt tip pens, Highlighters
$1.00 off off Garnier Fructis hair care item (Excludes trial/travel size)
10% off SodaStream Jet Home Soda Maker
$2.00 off  40 or 48ct. All mighty pacs or 100 oz. liquid
$3.00 off ClosetMaid laminate storage 3-cube bench, 6 -cube organizer, 9 -cube organizer
20% off Room Essentials lighting item
$3.00 off Swiffer Sweep & Trap or Wetjet Starter kit
.75 off 30 oz. or larger Pepperidge Farm Goldfish snack item
20% off Room Essentials furniture item
20% off Room Essentials bedding, bath, or rug item
$2.00 off 34 oz. Mrs. Meyer's Laundry detergent
10% off Post-ititem
10% off Revlon lip item (Excludes Super Lustrous lipstick)

Over $47 In Svavings Sounds Nice, Right? plus an awesome matchup with manufacturer coupons and target cartwheel is the best.  BUT THE BONUS IS THE FREE $5.00 TARGET GIFTCARD WITH PURCHASE OF $75 OR MORE...which can be use not just only on school supplies but any $75 purchase (with normal exclusions applied)

Use the share buttons below to share with all of your friends and family......Some of these coupons are already on Target.com/coupons. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Your Smartphone as your wallet with the Isis Wallet app #Sponsored #MC

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Isis Wallet. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review."

Who needs a wallet? No one during these days and times because of your smartphone/cellphone. Our phone does so much and now we can pay quickly (breeze through the checkout line) unlike those rummaging through purses to find their wallets.

My experience included going to my local AT&T store and getting a FREE Enhanced SIM CARD that stores and protects your payment information.  That took about 10 minutes. The Isis Wallet app supports American Express, Chase and Welles Fargo cards. I have a American Express Serve prepaid card that is linked to my bank account and I use it for transferring funds when I need to reserve funds for future purchases. You can sign up for the American Express Serve card by 6/30/14 and you will receive an initial $25 balance to put towards your purchases.

I have already started shopping for back to school (August 6, 2014) and I used the app at Foot Locker but the Isis Wallet let's you tap to pay with your phone at any payment terminal that accepts contactless payments.  To check out locations near you: https://www.paywithisis.com/where.html.  Going back to school time can be very expensive. It is so great to know that when I pay with American Express, I receive $1 back every time I tap to pay.

Paying with your phone is easy. Try downloading the free Isis Mobile Wallet app to check if your phone is Isis Wallet ready. If not, go to your phone retailer and get your enhanced SIM CARD.
  •  Then open the app and enter your PIN
  •  Select a payment to use
  •  Hold the back of your phone over the contactless symbol on the terminal at checkout.
Listen to these perks..........................Tap to Pay at a Coca-Cola vending machine and you’ll get your first 3 Coca-Cola drinks free. Then buy 10 and you’ll get another one free. Free smoothie from Jamba Juice anyone?  Wallet users simply need to pull up the coupon in the Wallet app and ‘tap to pay’ at the terminal and they’ll get a free smoothie – no additional purchase required. Wallet users can literally stop by Jamba Juice every day for a free smoothie when they use the Isis Wallet. It’s a great offer! The savings are great!

I honestly was not sold on this app before doing the test drive myself at McDonalds first. I had my phone ready in line before my turn to checkout came I was impressed with the tap and go feature.

Photo: Check out this great deal from Verizon! Get $30 off select bluetooth speakers when you #paywithisis at your local Verizon Store!

Terms and Conditions ApplyYou can also find Isis Wallet on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Paywithisis to keep up all kinds of saving alerts. Right now there is one posted on June 19 that states:
Check out this great deal from Verizon! Get $30 off select bluetooth speakers when you #paywithisis at your local Verizon Store! (Terms and Conditions Apply).

Everyone needs to be aware of the financial resources they have available to them and the Isis wallet is just that.  So go ahead and retire that wallet!