Target Pharmacy makes my life easier with the Healthful Pharmacy App & Target e-GiftCard giveaway #TargetSponsored

Being a busy working mom, I often have to rely on an impressive bag of tricks to help juggle daily activities and all the little things that keep my family moving. We have very little time for getting sick around here. Yet- it happens, that’s for sure! When it does happen, one of my “impressive tricks” is Target Pharmacy. Whether in store, online, or via mobile Target Pharmacy really helps the pharmacy experience stay easy and enjoyable for our whole family.

The Healthful Pharmacy App is a big plus for this mom! If you haven’t tried it, you really need to. This app brings Target Pharmacy right to your fingertips, making it convenient for you to manage all of your Target Pharmacy needs. The interface is super easy to maneuver and use. I recently used the app to search our daughter’s prescription history and request a refill within minutes. I was also able to see that we’re really close to our next Target Pharmacy Rewards . Yay! All while sitting in a very loud room full of kids. The best part – the script was ready when I arrived to pick it up. No waiting. I like that.

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Target Healthful App features:

  • Transfer your prescription with our one-click transfer by photo
  • Easy prescription refills
  • Sign up and track your Pharmacy Rewards credits
  • View prescription history
  • Set up notifications/reminders to take your medications

Some other great Target Pharmacy features that makes my life easier are $4 Generic Prescriptions , on the spot Vaccinations , and the all important for our girls Free Medicine Flavoring . I also like that Target Accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare Part D, making it convenient for me to fill and pick up for my parents too.

Not using Target Pharmacy? Give it a try! It’s super easy to Flip Your Script!

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One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a $25 Target e-GiftCard! e-GiftCards can be used in-store or online. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on February 10th. Winner must be 18+.

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New Year, New Budget! Save money with Mitsubishi

Most of us include improving our budget when listing our new years resolutions, but what if you’re in the market for a new car? Well, you might want to consider the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage. The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is the most gas efficient non hybrid car on the market today, as well as the most affordable at around $12,995.

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I recently had the pleasure of driving the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage for a week to review. A week that included five days of driving to and from the office (23 miles each way), several trips to the store, driving our teenage daughter and her friends around, and a weekend trip to Ohio, from Michigan to experience some awesome Halloween themed fun at Cedar Point. And, I did most of this on ONE tank of gas. Amazing!

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is a sporty little car. It’s really fun to drive. I was able to zip through my errands in no time. I love that this car fit’s into smaller parking spots, yet offers plenty of cargo space for shopping bags. It might not look like it, but that little back hatch holds a lot.

I’m a big fan of the Mitsubishi Multi Entertainment System (MMES) with navigation. This system features a 7-inch touchscreen that allows control of the navigation feature and the many entertainment options, as well as several vehicle functions, such as the handy rearview camera. All of which helps to keep my eyes on the road, and my ride much safer.

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is a great value without much sacrifice. It’s loaded with the same Mitsubishi style and quality that you’ll find in a higher priced vehicle.

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A few of my favorite features:

37/44 MPG combined* City/Hwy
Advanced climate control system
6-way adjustable driver’s seat
One touch start/stop, and FAST-Key system
MMES Navigation system with rearview camera
Bluetooth® hands free phone system
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Power side-view mirrors
7 standard airbags including drivers knee airbag

Getting the most for your money! Check out these avaible warranties.
10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable New Vehicle Basic Limited Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty on the restraint system, a 7-year/100,000-mile Anti-Corrosion/Perforation Limited Warranty, and 5-years/unlimited miles Roadside Assistance

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I really enjoyed driving this car. It’s a very fun ride. Priced low with excellent gas mileage, it’s a great way to save money as we move into the new year. The front seats are very comfortable and offer a lot more leg room than it appears from the outside. But, I would not recommend it for a family larger than three. I noticed a big change in the car’s power, and gas mileage when I drove with two adults in the front, and three teens in the back. It was also a bit noise at times when full.

Learn more about The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage by visiting www.mitsubishicars.com/mirage

Disclosure: I was delivered a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage to drive for seven days. No monetary compensation has been exchanged. The opinions express are honest and my own. I was not asked or influenced in any way to write a positive review. I am disclosing this information as part of the legal FTC blogger regulations.

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.

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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!

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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.