Take control of your curls with the InStyler Tulip Auto Curler #Instyler #RSVPInStyler

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I recently received the above three stylers from Vocalpoint to consider reviewing here on my blog. Having two daughters in the house, this was one review I had no trouble finding help with.

Instyler Max 2-Way Rotating Iron
With the MAX, you can create straight and sleek styles or add incredible body and volume. Wrap your hair around the rotating barrel and you can achieve beautiful soft curls or perfect beachy waves.

Ionic Styler Pro
Amazing styling power of ceramic heat combined with frizz-fighting ionic molecules to transform dull, frizzy, lifeless hair into healthy-looking, shiny hair full of bounce and body!

Tulip Auto Curler
Curling your hair has never been so fast and easy. With the tap of a button, you can have perfect curls and waves every time. With the unique open barrel design of the TULIP, your hair is visible and exposed at all times, preventing hair from getting tangled in the unit.

My teenage daughter with mid-length hair likes the Instyler Max 2-Way Rotating Iron and has been using it almost daily to add volume and control to her style. My older daughter with longer hair is in-love with the Tulip Auto Curler. With a new baby at home, it’s not something she has time to use everyday, but when recently getting ready for a holiday party – the results were just beautiful!

See for yourself…

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I think we have a winner! The Tulip Auto Curler can be a bit tricky to handle at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s an easy and fabulous styling tool.

A few notes from the package:

  • Open ceramic barrel designed with anti-tangle technology
  • Safety guard for burn-free styling
  • 2-way rotation with 3 rotation settings to curl left, curl right or alternate
  • 3 heat settings range from 350 to 430 degrees to accommodate all hair types
  • 3 timer settings to achieve a variety of looks – beachy waves, soft curls and tight striking curls

I would recommend any of the three above stylers to someone who enjoys styling hair. Each make for a great gift! They are a lot of fun, and seem to be made very well. Most important – they show great results.

Discount code!

Visit RSVPInStyler.com and use code SAVE30 for the 30% discount on the line of InStyler tools!

Learn more on the InStyler website or connect with them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information!

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. All photos used and opinions expressed are my own and honest.

Purina Beyond natural pet food Review & Coupon Giveaway

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Purina has launched its newest line of cat and dog food – Beyond. Available at Mejer.

Purina Beyond natural pet food

  • Beyond starts with natural ingredients. Real meat, poultry or fish is the #1 ingredient, but that’s only the beginning.
  • We’re selective about what goes into our food. But we also say no to corn, wheat and soy, added artificial colors, flavors and preservatives and poultry by-product meal.
  • We hold ourselves to high quality standards. Where ingredients come from and how they’re sourced is an important part of our process. When we start with quality ingredients, it impacts the outcome – a high-quality product for your pet.
  • We don’t take nutrition lightly. Any reference we make to nutrition is backed by our very own in-house pet nutritionists. They formulate every recipe to optimize the way our real ingredients and vitamins and minerals come together to support the long-term health of your pet.

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I recently received a couple of bags of Purina Beyond natural pet food to review here on Five Dollar Shake. Our basset hound (Roxy), is pretty easy going and has never turned down kibble, but our two cats (Harley & Raphael) are extremely picky. When I first opened the bags of dry food the aroma was really strong, and not at all appealing to me. I’m guessing that is a major difference when buying pet food that is made of real meat, poultry or fish. Oh, the fish! Turns out what is smelly to me, is heaven to our pets, because they instantly came running and couldn’t wait to eat the new food. They enjoyed every bite. To keep our pets healthy, and happy, because our pets aren’t spoiled in the least – I’ve been buying nothing but Purina Beyond natural pet food ever since. You can see the quality in the food, and the bags never have crumbs at the bottom like other dry kibble. It’s also very reasonably priced at Meijer.

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I have coupons to share! Two Five Dollar Shake readers will receive a $3 Purina Beyond natural dog food coupon. If you’d like to be entered simply leave a relevant comment on this post. Two commenters will be chosen and contacted by email on November 12th.

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. All photos used and opinions expressed are my own and honest. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review.

Ticket Discount & Enter to Win BIG with our “BEAT THE BLUES” Winter Entertainment Giveaway !! #Detroit

When it comes to live entertainment, and live sports the Detroit area is an exciting place to be. They don’t call us “Hockey Town” for nothing! Yes, we love our sports, but we also enjoy good quality live entertainment. There is nothing like experiencing a live show. That feeling of anticipation when the lights go dim, or the excitement of being a part of an enthusiastic crowd. Our family has been enjoying live shows in the Detroit area for generations. We sure have made some great memories together. If you have yet to experience a live show, I highly recommend that you do.

Below are three exciting live family shows coming to the Detroit area by Olympia Entertainment. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon that your little ones will never forget, or an evening on the town with friends, these shows offer the best in live entertainment.

Be sure to use the links and promo code in this blog post to score the best possible price on ticket sales. You can also enter our “Win BIG with our “BEAT THE BLUES” Winter Entertainment Giveaway”, where one Five Dollar Shake reader will win a four pack of tickets to all three shows!

Pinkalicious The Musical @ City Theatre. November 21- 23, 2014.

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In Pinkalicious The Musical, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

The one hour musical, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann and music, lyrics and orchestrations by John Gregor, is based on the popular children’s book Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann. The musical adaptation is directed by Teresa K. Pond with musical direction by Jad Bernardo and original direction by Suzu McConnell-Wood.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze @ Fox Theatre . December 16- 20, 2014.

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze is an original musical extravaganza of ornaments that re-imagines the holiday season with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 performers from 12 countries showcasing an endless variety of imaginative, heart-pounding and gravity- defying feats you have to see to believe. Experience gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires along with snowmen, icemen and penguins, balancing, jumping and spinning in disbelief. The show celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with singers, choreography and exciting production numbers. Performers twirl, bounce and soar thru the air to original music and seasonal favorites brought to life within a stage setting of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering trees & soldiers creating a wonderland of amazement.

Says Creator/Director Goldberg, “Cirque Dreams Holidaze celebrates our brand of 20 years with this unique holiday stage spectacle for the entire family. There aren’t enough shows today where mom and dad can bring the kids and grandparents, make it a date night, fun time for teens and entertain so many generations with…’how did they do that’, ‘wow’ and ‘amazing’. This show has something for everyone.

Sesame Street Live @ Fox Theatre. January 23- February 16, 2015.

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Chamki is from far away and she’s visiting Sesame Street for just one day! Grover has a long to-do list for his friend, from kayaking to hot yoga, but Chamki is busy enjoying cookies with Cookie Monster, singing with Abby Cadabby, and doing ‘The Elmo Slide.’ Will an appearance from Super Grover get Chamki’s attention? Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” offers a fun-filled, interactive learning experience, including up-close and furry interactions on the audience floor! Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless tunes and lessons for all ages. The universal appeal of each Broadway-quality musical production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written script, and music they’ll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as “Count Me In,” and fun new parodies of “Hot and Cold,” and “Moves Like Jagger.”

WANT A DISCOUNT? VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO ORDER AT THE LOWEST PRICE, USE PROMO CODE: FiveDollarShake
www.olympiaentertainment.com/pinkshake
www.olympiaentertainment.com/cirqueshake
www.olympiaentertainment.com/sesameshake

To order by phone  or email,  contact Anna @ 313.471.3095  or Anna.Dravland@olyent.com
*NOT VALID ON PREVIOUS PURCHASED TICKETS, AT THE BOX OFFICE, ALL SHOW DATES AND TIMES AND TICKET PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. HANDLING FEES APPLY. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL.

Enter to Win BIG !

Prize includes FOUR tickets to each of the above shows playing at the Fox Theatre and City Theatre! Enjoy a night out in November, December, and January!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a family 4-pack of tickets to all three shows! Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winner mus 18+ and understand that these tickets are to be used only on the Detroit dates of each tour. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on November 13th.

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FTC Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Olympia Entertainment in which free event passes are received. No type of monetary compensation has been received. The opinions expressed on fivedollarshake.net are honest. This blog post contains no affiliate links. Olympia Entertainment to handle all prizing.

Deal Alert! Halloween: The Complete Collection #Amazon

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Tis’ the season to movie binge with Michael Myers! You can currently score a great deal on Halloween: The Complete Collection Limited Deluxe Edition[Blu-ray] on Amazon! Priced at only Price: $109.99 & FREE Shipping. That’s a $60 savings.

Get ready for Baby Week Deals @ Meijer

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Baby Week at Meijer is back from August 31-September 6! To celebrate, Meijer is offering huge savings on a variety of in-store must have baby products. Also, don’t miss out on over $100 in savings through the mPerks Rewards for Baby program.

Meijer Baby Week Savings – August 31 – September 6

  • Buy $100 in baby items and earn $10 through the mPerks Rewards for Baby program
  • Bibs – 20% off
  •  Toys – Buy 1 Get 1 50% off of equal or lesser value (Baby Department Only)
  •  Pacifiers – Buy 1 Get 1 50% off of equal or lesser value

Lot’s and lots of mPerks Coupons!

$0.25 off Gerber Juice 32 oz
$0.25 off Gerber Cereal w/ Fruit 8oz Multipack
$1.00 off Gerber Read to Feed Formula 4/8.45 oz
$0.10 off Gerber Graduates Little Meals 6 oz
$0.10 off Gerber Graduates Pasta Pick-ups 6oz, Breakfast Buddies 4.5 oz, or Fruit/Veggie Pick ups 4.5 oz
$0.50 off Luvs Diapers
$1.50 off Pampers Cruisers or Extra Protection or Baby Dry Diapers
$1.50 off Swaddlers or Swaddler Sensitive Diaper
$1.50 off Easy-Ups Training Pant
$0.50 off Pampers Wipes 56ct or higher
$3.00 off Meijer Bulk Pack Diapers
$20.00 off Graco Nautilus
$5.00 off Kolcraft Mattress
$15.00 off Baby Trend Sit and Stand Ultra Stroller
$40.00 off Motorola Digital Video Sound Baby Monitor
$40.00 off Motorola Digital Video Baby Monitor
$10.00 off Aden and Anais 4 pk Muslin Wrap

Signing up for mPerks Baby Rewards is easy and free. Just visit mPerks.com.

FTC Disclosure: Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free products and compensation are often received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Wild Summer Nights @ The Detroit Zoo #DZWildSummerNights

Join Mr. Seley and the Troublemakers tomorrow (8/20) at The Detroit Zoo!

The Detroit Zoo gets even wilder on Wednesday nights with its annual Wild Summer Nights concert series. Concerts take place in the Zoo’s Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Wild Summer Nights features a variety of live music from local bands, including children’s, jazz, pop, folk and blues. Concert-goers are invited to bring a blanket and pack a picnic. Food, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase from Zoo concessions. The concerts are free with Zoo admission, which is $6 after 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August. For the first 100 non-member car or vans that arrive at the Zoo for the Wild Summer Nights, Ford Motor Company will be paying for your parking of $6 (Members receive free parking). Plus, the Zoo remains open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the concert series.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Valvoline Instant Oil Change will have a booth at the event handing out candy, coupons and prizes from their spin-to-win wheel. Ford is paying for the first 100 non-member cars that come after 6 p.m. every Wednesday night.

Woo-hoo! We love companies that give back to families in our community.

Also, Five Dollar Shake readers can print the below exclusive coupon to score 15% off their next Valvoline Instant Oil Change!

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This coupon will be accepted without Zoo Membership.
Learn more about Valvoline and to find the location nearest you visit http://www.vioc.com/.

Visit http://detroitzoo.org/events/wildsummernights for complete concert details.

FTC Disclosure: This information is being shared as part of an on going relationship with the Detroit Zoo in which free event passes or products will be received. All opinions expressed remain my own and honest. This post contains no affiliate links.

The Color Run $5.00 off Registration #Happiest5K

The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.



Wear white at the starting line, finish plastered in color!
The fun continues after Color Runners complete the race with an unforgettable Finish Festival. This larger than life party is equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!



Visit The Color Run official website for locations and to score $5.00 off a regular priced registration in The Color Run. – -Valid for a single or team runner/walker/crawler.

If you cannot find your city then sign up for the VIP list and you will be the first to be notified when we come to your town!

$5 off code (HAPPY5OFF) must be typed in at checkout, not copy/pasted. Discount codes not valid with other discounts or promotions. Under age 5 does not need a registration to participate but will not receive swag. $5 off code NOT VALID ON DELUXE PACKAGE. “Paint” is actually a food grade colored cornstarch.

Tips on Using Online Shopping to Save on Home Repairs

Whether you have a dire emergency or just want to update your home, home repair or upkeep costs can be expensive. There are a few ways to save money on all things home repair, including tools, appliances, and accessories. Although certain things must be bought in person at a store, there are plenty of items that you can buy for a discount online. A few tips to help you be a savvy Internet shopper will ensure you have a great looking home while not surpassing your budget.

Before you tackle any home repairs, spend some time researching online. You will want to find out what you need, how much, the best brands, and how to do the project. Some projects will have to be done by a professional, or at least someone with professional level expertise. However, there are plenty of DIY projects around the house and you do not want to skimp on the product you are using just to save money.

Find Coupons and Deals

The easiest and best way to save money on home repairs or updates is to shop using coupons, or finding online deals. The big name home building companies often have particular savings and coupons on their websites. If you sign up for emails, you will be sent coupons regularly. For one-time purchases, take a moment to search for coupons via a search engine. There are companies that provide coupons to a variety of stores. Even if you just save a little, like on shipping by having used a coupon code from Lowes to get free shipping, you will stretch your budget.

Buy Online and Save

Buying your products from a store online can save you money. Even if you are using a professional for the labor, you can still purchase all the supplies yourself online to save. One way to save is through comparison shopping through the various outlets. Even the big name home building supplies companies have online stores that sell the majority of what you need for your repairs. There are also specialty online stores that can provide what you need at a big discount. Without leaving the comfort of your home, you can figure out which company will be the best from which to buy and save you money.

Don’t Forget to Check…

There are a few important things that you want to ensure to check before purchasing online. Number one is the store’s return and exchange policy in case the piece you are buying does not work out. Some of the bigger retail stores with an online store will offer in store returns, which makes it very easy. No matter how inexpensive an item is, you will never save money if you buy it, cannot use it, and cannot get your money back. Also be very careful to check specifications before you purchase. These include the dimensions, the coloring, the purpose, and more. Taking the time to measure will save you time, money, and hassle in the long run.

The above is a guest post.