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Review: Wow a site that not only saves you money, but it pays you money while also paying it forward too

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Its so easy to save money online these days through the vast number of online websites.  I never shop online without first finding a sale, coupon code and going through a cash back site.  This I call super stacking and its amazing what you can get for free with a little online searching and creativity in super stacking. 

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I'm excited to find that Coupon Chief is taking online couponing up to a new and unchartered level.  Thanks to Coupon Chief, you can make money just by uploading coupons and sharing the savings.  Every time someone uses a coupon you've uploaded, Coupon Chief will give you 2% of the sales.  So next time you browse through the web looking for a coupon code - check coupon chief and see if they have the code - if not sign up, download and just sit back and relax... and decide how you want to get paid.  If you are as addicted to couponing as me you'll be checking coupon chief a million times a day to see how many people used your coupon.  I just saw someone under the name of "Hamlet" has downloaded 608 coupons and the next person 471, wow I wonder what their checks look like.

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 For those shopping you can find the latest and greatest online coupon codes on both their website and facebook page.  If you are like me and like to "make a change", Coupon Chief's Coupons-4-Causes will support your favorite cause every time you shop.  Just use Coupon Chief's coupons for your online shopping, and they'll donate up to 20% of the purchase to your favorite charity, school, or church.

Wow a site that not only saves you money, but it pays you money while also paying it forward too.  What will they think of next?

Disclaimer: Coupon Chief  provided me compensation for the review, but it does not affect my review and opinion on the product.  This is written based on my own honest opinion (other peoples opinions may vary).

Check your emails for the Psst General Mills My Get Together

I just got an email today for a survey to see if I wanted to participate in hosting an event for General Mills - ooh yes please.

Click here to sign up for hosting events to sample General Mills products.  If you are familiar with Houseparty.com then this is General Mill's own version.  Here is some info for you to decide whether this is for you!  I love hosting parties so I sign up for everything : )

Do you enjoy hosting? Do you like trying the latest products and sharing them with friends? Then MyGetTogether is right for you! And it is easy to participate.

To participate in MyGetTogether, you will need to be a member of General Mills’ Pssst... network. Pssst... lets you try new products, take part in surveys, get exclusive, behind-the-scene looks at the company, as well as coupons from General Mills’ many brands.

Pssst... members may be contacted via email when there are possible MyGetTogether hosting opportunities. Or you may find upcoming events listed on your Personal Page.

You may be invited to take a short online survey to see if you qualify to host a particular event. Not all get-togethers will be available to everyone, but there will be plenty of opportunities.

If selected as a host, you will be responsible for arranging the get-together (with our help!) and inviting friends.

Tell us how it went! After the get-together, we want to hear from you and your experience with the product. We value your opinion and want to continue offering only the best.

ps I got into the Thai Kitchen House Party - yippee - and today I signed up for the Tombstone Halloween House party in October.  I love hosting parties - great excuse to get together with your friends and I double date and host playdates too.

Drug Store Freebies 8/29-9/5


High Octane Energy Chews $1.99 = $1.99 Ecb (limit 1)
Buy 2 packages for a total of $3.98
Use the buy one get one free coupon found here
Pay $1.99
Get back a $1.99 Ecb
= 2 packs of chews for FREE!
4oz boxes of Wheat Thins $1
Use the $1/1 coupon found here (lower left side of Facebook page).
= Free

Crest or Oral-B Pro-Health select floss, toothpaste or rinse $3.97 = $2.50 Ecb (Limit 2)
Use the $2/1 rinse coupon from the 8/1 PG (expires 8/31!)
= moneymaker free

Phillips In-Ear Headphones $6.99 = $6.99 Ecb (Limit 1) Ecb only available Sun., Mon. and Tues.
= FREE!

Schick Manual Razor 1 ct. or Refill Cartridges 3-4 ct. Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Buy 2 Schick Hydro 3 Razor 1 ct. $8.99 each (based on online price)
Use 2 $5/1 coupons from the 8/8 SS
= $1 moneymaker free for 2
 

This week is a huge moneymaker if you use the $5.00/$25.00 printable from here or here (use zip code 07039 radius 50 miles) with the free after rebate and coupon listed below : )

Gain Dish Liquid (10.3-11 oz.) $0.89
Use the $1/1 Gain Dish Liquid coupon from the 8/29 PG
= 11 cents moneymaker Free*
*Qualifies for $15 +UP Reward with $50 of Select P&G Products!

Art Skills Poster Lights (20 lights each) $3.59
Get a $3.59 Single Check Rebate #85 (this week only)
= FREE!

Nivea Lip Care 0.17-0.35 oz. $2.99
Get a $1.99 Single Check Rebate #41 (this week only)
Use the $1/1 coupon from the All You Magazine Sept. issue
Pay $1.99
Get a $1 +Up Reward
Get back a $1.99 Single Check Rebate
= $1 Moneymaker FREE

DynaPep Energy Micro-Shot 2 ct. $3.99
Get a $3.99 Single Check Rebate #14 (this week only)
= FREE!

Bufferin 130 ct. $6.99
Get a $6 Single Check Rebate #2 (this week only)
Use the $3/1 coupon from the 7/11 SS
=  $2 moneymaker FREE!

Purex Laundry Detergent or 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets Buy 1 Get 1 Free
Get a $1 Single Check Rebate #66 (when you purchase 2)
Buy 2 Complete 3-in-1 sheets $6.99 each (based on on-line price)
Use 2 $3/1 coupons from the 8/15 RP
Pay $0.99
Get a $1 Single Check Rebate
= FREE

Pantene Restoratives Beautiful Lengths Hair Care $4
Use the $2/1 coupon from the 8/29 PG
Get a $2 +Up Reward
= FREE!*
*This can be applied towards the Olay $10 rebate when you spend $30 on select products.
(Original receipt must be sent.)

Nivea for Men Body Wash 16.9 oz. $3
Use the $1/1 coupon from the 7/25 RP or 8/29 RP
Get a $2 +Up Reward
= FREE!

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste 4 oz. $3.99
Use the $2/1 coupon from the 4/11 SS
Use the $3/1 September Video Values coupon found here
= $1 moneymaker free
Buy two 20 oz Pepsi Max drinks
Use the buy one get one FREE Rite Aid Video Values coupon found here
Plus, use the buy one get one FREE manufacturer’s coupon found here
(SmartSource coupon– will print immediately after clicking the link above)
= two 20 oz drinks for FREE!


Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength Toothpaste 4 oz., MaxFresh/MaxWhite Toothbrush $2.99 = $2 RR
Use the $1/1 toothpaste coupon from the 8/1 PG (expires 8/31!)
=  FREE!

Listerine Mouthwash Total Care, Advanced or Zero 500 ml. $2.99 = $1 RR
Use the $2/1 Zero coupon found here
Final Cost FREE!

Irwin Naturals Healthy Skin & Hair Plus Nails Supplements 60 ct. $10 = $10 RR
= FREE!

Softsoap or Irish Spring Body Wash 15-18 oz. 2/$7 = $5 RR
Use 2 $1/1 coupons from the All You Magazine September issue
= FREE!

Walgreens Perfection Tampons 8 pk. $1.99 = $1.99 RR
= FREE!

Breathe Right Strips 10 pk. $4 = $4 RR
Use the $1.50/1 coupon from the 4/11 RP
= $1.50 moneymaker free

Carmex Moisture Plus Lip Balm .07 – .075 oz. on sale for $2 = $2 RR
= FREE!

Zegerid Capsules 14 count $10 = $10 Mail-in rebate which prints at the register
Use the $4/1 coupon from the All You Magazine August issue
(there is also a $3/1 coupon from the 8/15 SS)
= $4 moneymaker!

Purina One Dry Dog or Cat Food (6 oz) $1.99

Use $2/1 Coupon from the 8/15 SS
= FREE!
**The cashier will have to adjust the coupon down a penny, but that shouldn’t be a problem since it’s written in their new coupon policy!

Trident Gum (18 stick packs) 2/$2
Use the $1/2 Walgreens coupon from the September coupon booklet
Plus, stack with the $1/2 Facebook coupon found here (scroll all the way to the bottom)
= 2 FREE packs of gum!

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Our Fun Free Event day 8/28

We took the kids to Lowes this morning for the free build it workshop - here are pictures of the kids hard at work.  We highly recommend this fun free event! 

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The finished school bus pencil cases
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Check out the next events scheduled at Lowes - sign up quick as spots go quick

Saturday September 11th Pet Leash Hanger

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Saturday September 25th Fire Truck
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Free Oreo Cookies

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Here is a great deal on Oreo Cookies at Walmart!

Oreo Cookies 6-pk – 50¢ ea
Use $1/2 printable here
= 2 for Free!


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Free Egg Beater

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Here's a great egg beater coupon for 50c/1.  If your store doubles coupons then wait for these to go on sale for a $1 and it will be free. I've never seen free eggs before, so it will be nice to get free eggs!

Thanks Hip2save

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Free Chips & Queso


While you are out shopping for last minute Back to School Items this weekend why don't you head out to Chili's for lunch or dinner for a break.  To sweeten the trip print this coupon to get a Free Chili's Appetizer (Chips & Queso) when you join Chili's email club.

After the Lowe's workshop on Saturday, we have to run to get a few last minute school items (yeah I know - not very organized of me but I didn't get the list until this Wednesday).
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Free fun events for the kids tommorow 8/28

We're heading out tommorow for a playdate with two other friends for the Lowes activity (August 28th) where we will make a free school bus pencil box (get them in the mood for back to school).  Sign your kids up here.  Starts at 10am.


Toysrus are having a Backugan event from Noon-2pm.  You can either watch or take part in the Backugan Battle League.

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Free Tetley Tea Classic Blend Sample

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Yay finally free tea samples - I love my cuppa tea every morning and tetley is my favorite brand so yipee

Head here, sign up and answer a few questions and you'll get sent a Tetley Tea Classic Blend sample

HURRY: Pine Cone Research applications close at midnight 8/27 - CLOSED

Pinecone ResearchApplications CLOSED

The Pine Cone research applications close at midnight 8/27 tonight so sign up now.  I've been informed some new ones will be activated early next week so keep posted!!!
I'm a member of Pine Cone research and love it, I regularly get sent surveys (get paid $3 for each survey) and a few times I've received products to try at home for which I get rewarded nicely with a gift card (for home product testing).  There's no threshold to reach for payment and as soon as you compete a valid survey you will get paid soon after either via check or paypal.

Sign up here before the applications are closed - open to women only!


Review & Giveaway: Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar

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I am already a big fan of Rice Vinegar as we make our own sushi rolls and pieces at home.  So I was excited to find that Nakano's product line includes Seasoned Rice Vinegar which can be used in a variety of dishes to add a lot of flavor without adding a lot of calories.  Did you know that Nakano's rice vinegars are non-fat, gluten free, preservative free and have 50% less sodium than their competition.

I was given the opportunity to review the Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar. The best way to review food products is to try it out with a recipe.   My forte is stir fry dishes and I went about substituting the garlic in my stir fry dish with the roasted garlic seasoned vinegar.  I made a stir-fried chicken with green beans dish (fresh from my garden).

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I did not mention any substitutions when it came to dinner time and my husband said "Whats that tangy taste? - its good".  The garlic blended in well with my original recipe and the rice vinegar gave my dish a new dimension - thumbs up all around.

Nakano's website lists a large database of recipes.  Go try out Nakano's Seasoned Rice Vinegar for yourself using this 50c/1 printable coupon - click here for a store locator.  All the recipes look so yummy - wow - you can even add Nakano's seasoned rice vingear to meatloaf.

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One reader will win a Nakano Prize Pack
consisting of a full sized bottle of Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar, recipe booklet with a $1/1 coupon & a $25 American Express Gift Card.

HOW TO ENTER

Mandatory
Visit Nakano's website and make a comment below telling me which is your favorite recipe (please provide recipe link).

 Additional Entries
(Complete any of the following and submit a SEPARATE comment below for each entry)

- Follow the Freebie Junkie on Google Friend Connect
- Like me on Facebook (Addicted to Freebies) and make a comment that "I entered the Nakano's Seasoned Rice Vinegar giveaway here http://bit.ly/9V1d6y"
-Email subscribe to my blog (must be activated)
- Follow me on Twitter (Freebiealerts)
- Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs
- Follow Nakano on Facebook and make a comment that " I entered the Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar giveaway here http://bit.ly/9V1d6y"

The contest will close on September 3rd, 2010 9 pm EST.  Open to Continental US residents only.

Disclaimer: Nakano provided me the Seasoned Rice Vinegar and an American Express Gift Card to support the recipe making review but it does not affect my review and opinion on the product.  This is written based on my own honest opinion (other peoples opinions may vary).

Free All Bran Promise Pack

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New LINK
Thanks Mojosavings

I got the last one so I'll sign up for another : )


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Free Cookies

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Would you like to score some FREE cookies? Well, I may have a way for you to do just that! Mrs. Fields has a new email referral program— refer friends to the Mrs. Fields email list and if they sign up– you’ll score FREE cookies! The more you refer the more cookies you can get! If you refer just 3 friends you can score a FREE 24 Nibbler bite-sized cookies tin ($19.99 value). You can check out all the referral rewards and details about this promotion here.  Enjoy!

Feel free to email me your email address if you want to help us score some extra cookies for the kids ; )

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We have a winner for the 30 Whole Coupon Inserts


Congratulations, Ashley H from Charlotte, NC has won the 30 Whole Coupon Inserts Giveaway. 
She was # 2 out of the 79 valid entries (random pick using random.org)

Your Whole Coupon Inserts will be on its way shortly to you.

If you didn't win you can easily purchase these at the online store, If you order before 11am today they will ship out today and you may get your inserts in time for your shopping trip on Monday!  There's a whopping 3 inserts this weekend (see coupon preview) so there is sure to be something for everyone.

Check out the other Freebie Junkie giveaways (upper right hand side bar) - you have to be in it to win it.

Free Bathrobe

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If you have your creative brain on today and have a Reinvented Dove Hair Care Shampoo or Conditioner at hand then you might like to try this below to score yourself a free luxury bathrobe worth $42.

Dove is offering a FREE luxury bathrobe ($42 value) to anyone who submits a photo with text/video review of the NEW Reinvented Dove Hair Care Shampoo or Conditioner. After you try Reinvented Dove Hair Care Shampoo or Conditioner for 5 days, create and upload a video or a photo with text by August 31st. Dove wants you to discuss your experience using the product and how it made your hair look and feel. All videos and photos must depict the reviewer holding a bottle of Reinvented Dove Shampoo or Conditioner. The Luxury bathrobe will be mailed at the end of August to the address provided during submission; allow 8 –10 weeks for delivery. Limit: 1 luxury bathrobe per person, household or e-mail address and offer only available while supplies last. Click here for more information.  You ahve till August 31st to do this!  Get your video camera or digitcal camera out!

I have a tonne of Aveeno in my closet and 1 Dove intensive repair conditioner - wonder if that will work?
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Kikkoman Deal & Free Gift

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Looking for a way to make use of the new buy one get one free Kikkoman coupon? Well, you may want to head on over to Target where you can score the following deal…

Buy 4 Kikkoman Teriykai 10 oz Marinade and Sauce $1.42 each
Total = $5.68
Use 2 buy one get one free coupons found here
(SmartSource coupon– goes straight to printing so be ready)
Pay $2.84

…AND then submit for the Kikkoman rebate– buy 3 Kikkoman 8oz products and get a FREE grilling gift (see options below) ! So for $2.84 you will have scored 4 Kikkoman products and a grilling gift… not bad!
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$2.13 Moneymaker Tees for your Hubby

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Here's some money maker tees for your hubby via ebates & Kohls

Follow this scenario:
Sign up for ebates (use addictedtofreebies@gmail.com for referrer's email if you would like)
Once signed in search for Kohls
A tracking ticket will be made which will then take you to Kohls website
Browse Clearance and then mens t-shirts
You will find those ones in picture above for $2
Shipping = 99 cent
= $2.99 out of pocket
Get back $5 from ebates after first sign up + 4% cash back*
= $2.13 moneymaker
if you have an ebates account like me then thats $2.87 for a t-shirt for your hubby

Not too shabby!

* ebates check arrives after $5.01 accumulation every quarter

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Reminder: Gap 30% off August 26-29th

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Reminder that this starts today!  I'm off to the mall at lunch to see if there is anything I like for the Fall or on sale/clearance

I got an email from Gap this morning:

"You're invited to our biggest fall savings event—and you have the chance to do something good!"


Simply click here for a printable 30% off coupon to spend at Gap on August 26-29th.  Plus you'll be "Making a Change" and giving back - the non-profit I chose will receive 5% of what we all spend.  How cool!

Thanks Adrienne and Taylor for sending me emails as a reminder of this great deal

We have an Easy Lunch Box Winner


Congratulations, Sarah O from Las Vegas has won the Kids Lunch Box Giveaway. 
She was # 43 out of the 172 entries (random pick using random.org)

Your Kids Lunch Box Prize Pack will be on its way shortly to you.

Easy Lunch Box are hosting a lot more giveaways on other fun blogs so check out who's hosting on Kelly's Easylunchbox facebook page.  If you don't win you can easily purchase these at the online store, I love my easy lunch boxes - my other tupperware are now officially retired.
Plus check out the other 7 Freebie Junkie giveaways - you have to be in it to win it.

Hurry: Sign up for Pine Cone Research is OPEN for Women only

Pinecone Research

I'm a member of Pine Cone research and love it, I regularly get sent surveys (get paid $3 for each survey) and a few times I've received products to try at home for which I get rewarded nicely with a gift card (for home product testing).  There's no threshold to reach for payment and as soon as you compete a valid survey you will get paid soon after either via check or paypal.

Sign up here before the applications are closed - open to women only!


Get paid to be a SkinnyU Representative at College

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I got this in an email today - not sure why as I'm not a college student but thought this would make a perfect job for your college student.  Its a great opportunity to add this on their resume - these days anything that makes you stand out from Joe Blog is a must.  Plus a $100 weekend stipend and trips is not too shabby.

Read on for more details

Hot: Free Deluxe Leather Bound Photo Book

Picaboo Promotional Banner


Don't you wish we could go back to rolls of film for the camera, this way you know for sure that the pictures you take will be printed and you'll get round to storing them neatly into a book.  Instead mine just sit on my camera disk or on my laptop.  My poor kids only have their first year book as mementos.  Well not to fear - Picaboo is offering a Deluxe Bound Photo book worth $40 all for free. You can finish off your kids album or this would make a great Christmas gift for the Grandparents! What a nice freebie.

Read on for details of this really awesome promotion:

Blogmania: Zhu Zhu Pets Giveaway - early entries


Welcome to my Blogmania Sponsor Feature for Zhu Zhu Pets

My husband and I are truly blessed with all that we have in our lives (our beautiful children, family & friends and good health), but we also realize we are also truly spoilt.  As a child I grew up with one Cindy doll and I would spend countless hours making her clothes and designing her a lego house to live in.  When I was pregnant with my son I vowed we would not spoil him with toys, he would have educational toys and books.  We kind of stuck to our rule, he has the educational toys and books but then he also has the backugan's, pirate ship, lego, knex, you name it we've got it.  This goes for my daughter too, she has enough naked barbies (she's at that stage where she likes taking their clothes off but fails to redress them) to host a Boston Tea Party. 

But you see, for me toys are a great way to entertain the kids while I cook dinner.  As a working Mom from  the time I pick the kids up to when I kiss them goodnight, its a mad dash to fit in dinner, family time, bath, book and soon homework.  So anything that can help entertain my little ones while I cook is alright in my book.  

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So my current entertainers are those little hamsters on wheels - yes those love/hate Zhu Zhu pets, these are wonderful little babysitters and so much cheaper than a regular Mother's Helper.  I enjoy watching the kids try to race them against each other or try to repoint them in the right direction when they decide to take a big u turn and speed off in the opposite direction.  So when they bump my toes and squeak, I remind myself that they are indeed a great toy since they don't make a mess or require feeding and so far has satisfied my childrens desire for a family pet.

My children already have the original Zhu Zhu pets and recently we acquired the cool Kung Zhu pets for review to my sons delight.  So when we received the Rock Star Zhu Zhu package for the Blogmania review the kids were so excited to add to their collection.  We received Ryder, Pax and Kingston - did you know the Rockstar Zhu Zhu pets are inspired by the children of famous celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Gwen Stefani?  I wonder if Pax has his very own name-sake pet?

My daughter poses with Pax, Ryder and Kingston
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and when asked which was her favorite - she chose Pax. 
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That smile is priceless who would deny a child their own little pet hamster on wheels?

I am very pleased to have Zhu Zhu Pets as a sponsor for my Blogmania event where one lucky winner will take home their own Ryder, Pax and Kingston

All you have to do for a shot at winning is come back here September 15-16th, during Blogmania, and enter by leaving a comment on the Blogmania post, so MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Would you like early entries to the giveaway? If so, complete any of the following:
Please note you must also enter the giveaway during the Blogmania event to validate your early entries

HOW TO ENTER

Mandatory
Visit Zhu Zhu Pets and comment below telling me which Zhu Zhu are you?

Additional Entries
(Complete any of the following and fill out separate comments for each addictional entry)

- Follow the Freebie Junkie on Google Friend Connect
- Like me on Facebook (Addicted to Freebies) and make a comment that you entered the Zhu Zhu Pets early entry giveaway
- Email subscribe to my blog (must be activated)
- Follow me on Twitter (Freebiealerts)
- Vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs

The early entries will close on Sunday September 12th, 2010 @ 10 pm EST and resume back on September 15-16th for the full Blogmania event.  Open to US residents only.

Disclosure: A sample product was provided to me in exchange for my honest review. The opinions and thoughts expressed are my own.  I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.