Capture Life’s Memories, Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i @ Best Buy! #CanonatBestBuy #HintingSeason

Capturing memories of our life together, with our children and grandchildren, is a way of life for our family. It’s not just for those special occasions. Life moves fast, and children grow up quick. There’s just no time to be playing around with a cell phone, and leaving the quality of our photos to chance.

This year I have one word for Santa – Canon!

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Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras to capture your holiday memories. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs. This camera makes advanced photography easy and fun, and gives you exceptional image quality, along with a host of features to enhance your creative expression.

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  •   Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
  •   Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
  •   Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
  •   The 3″ vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for a gift, you can’t go wrong with Cannon.

“Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy. Visit Best Buy to learn more. *offer valid 12/7-12/20″

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Holiday shopping @ Twelve Oaks Mall & A $100 Gift Card Giveaway #TwelveOaksHoliday

I recently took my daughters to Twelve Oaks Mall for an afternoon of holiday shopping. Having so many stores to choose from we were able to cross off almost every gift on our shopping list. Even those hard to shop for friends. And, with so many great sale prices, we were also able to purchase a few things for ourselves. Like new outfits for Christmas day.

I was able to score a great deal on a new holiday look for myself and one for my teenage daughter at JCPenny, leaving us enough money for a little fun and indulgence shopping before heading home.

Toys, clothes, local flare, even tickets to see Wicked at the Detroit Opera House – if it’s on your list, you can buy it at Twelve Oaks Mall!

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Hurry, and experience the wonder Twelve Oaks has to offer this holiday season, including the famous Frozen display! A must for any Frozen fan this year.

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Twelve Oaks is a major regional shopping center located in Novi, Michigan featuring nearly 200 distinctive specialty stores and restaurants. Taubman is the owner, manager and/or leaser of regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia. Taubman centers like Twelve Oaks make holiday shopping fun and easy for the whole family!

Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a $100.00 gift card redeemable at any of the Taubman centers nationwide! Please check their list of locations before entering.

Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on January 2, 2015. Winner must be 18+ and live within driving distance of a Taubman shopping center.

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FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All photos used and opinions are still honest and my own.

Poinsettia Lane Collection from ProFlowers

Did you know that more than 40% of people prefer to decorate with live flowers and plants for the holidays? I’ve found that having them in our living room not only adds a festive look, but gives the room a nice warm feel, and scent. Puts me a in a good mood every time!

Whether you’re planning to decorate your own home, or give them as a gift, ProFlowers has a beautiful Christmas Collection this year, and they even offer same day delivery for those last minute shoppers.

Making ProFlowers a great addition to the 2014 Five Dollar Shake Holiday Gift Guide!

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A few reasons to use ProFlowers:

  • ProFlowers offers more than 200 fresh cut flower bouquets and potted plants.
  • ProFlowers has delivered more than 50 million bouquets since inception, Valentine’s Day 1998.
  • All bouquets are backed by a 7-day freshness guarantee and world-class customer service.
  • ProFlowers sends an email confirmation, shipment and delivery notice after an order is placed so customers always know their order status.
  • In 2013, ProFlowers received the highest ranking for customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power and Associates Online Flower Retailer Satisfaction Report(SM).
  • Each year, ProFlowers supports more than 400 charities and charitable events every year with flower and cash donations.

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ProFlowers recently sent my family two pieces from the Poinsettia Lane Collection to review. Both pieces are stunning. My photos do not do them justice at all! They are full of life, vibrant colors, and they both fill the room with a nice holiday scent. They really make our decorations come alive!

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

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I’ve done over the past seven days.

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1. Shopped for Christmas gifts online. Free shipping is the bomb!

2. Watched the season finale of Gracepoint, and found it very anticlimactic when the killer was my very first guess.

3. Enjoyed an evening of dinner, and board games with my parents.

4. Had to turn my head while my grandbaby had her ears pierced.

5. Spent an afternoon at the mall, shopping for myself.

6. Watched Wedding Crashers for what could be the millionth time, and still laughed out loud.

7. Woke up and felt wide awake at 5am on a Sunday. And was not happy about it.

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.

New Spray Antiperspirant Deodorants @ Meijer

The holidays are such a busy time. The shopping lists and the to-do lists seem to go over for miles. Let’s not forget the parties. I know our calender is pretty much full of events now, through the new year. We all like to look nice while celebrating with family and friends during the holiday season. The one thing we don’t have time to think about is our deodorant failing. That can sure ruin a good outfit. Meijer recently sent my family the below pack of new Spray Antiperspirant Deodorants to review here on Five Dollar Shake.

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Having three women and two men in the house, all five of these sprays have been put to the test!

Dove Dry Spray
Being a fan of Dove products, I was eager to try this one out myself. I should point out that I have never been a fan of spray deodorant in the past. The Dove spray goes on cold, but feels dry. It has a very nice scent, and it kept me feeling clean and dry- for just over half my day. Sadly, it just didn’t give me the protection I need to last from morning to night.

Degree MotionSense Dry Spray
My daughter and I both tried this one. We both agree that this spray went on wet, and stayed wet for too long. The scent (fresh energy) was also a bit strong in our opinion. I think we both used it twice, and decided it’s just not for us. Having a desk job, I don’t feel I was able to put this product to a real test. This spray might be better suited for an athlete.


Men Degreee Motionsense Dry Spray, Dove Men + Care Dry Spray, AXE White Label Dry Spray

Even though I believe both men used all three of these, I was given a pretty general review on them. They all three work. Though the Degreee Motionsense Dry Spray did not offer as much protection as the other two. I was also told that the AXE White Label Dry Spray has a great scent, but it was bit over powering at times. Clearly Dove Men + Care Dry Spray is the winner here!

Learn more about these innovative new anti-perspirant sprays at www.Meijer.com/dryspray and shop for new Dove, Degree, and Axe® Dry Sprays in the deodorant and antiperspirant aisle at your local Meijer store.

FTC Disclosure: Free products and compensation was received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed are honest.

$250 Gift Card Giveaway

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Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog and some of her favorite bloggers are celebrating, our readers with a Monthly Gift Card Giveaway! One SUPER Lucky Person will win a gift card of their choice valued up to $250! Yepie, perfect with the holidays coming up!

Walmart-gift-cardYou know how it works, 1 person chooses a gift card – Amazon, Walmart, Target, Visa and anything else you can think of. We want this giveaway to be open to EVERYONE, all of our loyal readers! Thank you for everything you do to make our job as bloggers as amazing as it is! It’s because of you we’re able to do what we do, and we cannot say thank you enough.

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One lucky person will win a gift card of their choice.. Amazon, Walmart, Target, etc. Giveaway is open WORLDWIDE, we want all of our readers to join in the fun. You must be at least 18, and use the giveaway widget below to enter. This fabulous giveaway will end on 1/10/2015 at 11: 59 pm EST. Good Luck Everyone!

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@BestBuy: The Ultimate Destination For The Latest Cameras & Camcorders! #CamerasatBestBuy #HintingSeason

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Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture your high-stakes memories. These three cameras from Nikon, Sony and Samsung, all come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can share amazing photos with ease. Upgrade your camera in time to capture precious holiday memories.

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Sony Alpha – a6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera:

·A compact system camera with the World’s Fastest Autofocus.

·This Sony Alpha A6000 features a 24.3-megapixel, Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that makes it easy to shoot scenes in stunning clarity. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share stored content across devices.

·Also available in White or silver.

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Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens:

·A DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi so you can capture high quality photos and share them instantly.

·This Nikon D5300 DSLR camera comes with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens that enables you to capture sharp photos and video footage. Optical image stabilization helps prevent blurring to ensure image clarity.

·Also available in red or gray.

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2:

·A digital camera that allows you to shoot, share, and use Android Apps.

·This Samsung Galaxy 2 digital camera’s 16.3-megapixel, 1/2.3? BSI CMOS sensor allows you to capture sharp images and high-definition video footage. The 4.8? touch screen simplifies operation, and built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing stored files easy.

I recently purchased a wi-fi camera from Best Buy before attending a red carpet event in L.A. I love it! Being a blogger there are times I need to know that I’m getting a good quality photo, and that I’m able to share it quickly and easily with all of my followers. Nothing beats a good camera. In-fact since I’m not good at sharing, we’re considering a second camera for my husband before we vacation this year.

Whether you’re shopping for yourself, or for a gift, visit the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center to see these and more great cameras.

Want to get involved in the Best Buy Holiday conversation further? During the Holiday Season tweet @BestBuy using #HintingSeason the top gifts on your list.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.