Hallmark: Northpole Toys Review & Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

All the myths and stories from your childhood are true… Northpole is real and it’s bigger and more fun than you can imagine. This year, Hallmark is specially delivering products that help families connect to Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves. Don’t miss the first look into Santa’s magical city called Northpole: watch this behind-the-scenes video and discover the winter wonderland at Northpole1820.com!

We recently received two of Northpolians’ favorite holiday activities to review here on on Five Dollar Shake.

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Avalauncher – Walmart exclusive: With this snowball launcher, kids can practice their snowball skills even when the weather isn’t frosty.

Magic Snowball: No Snow? No problem! Play indoors with these magically-lit, color-changing plush snowballs.

Both toys have been a hit with our girls. Definitely adding to their excitement of the up-coming holidays. I believe there are plans to take their Papa by surprise when he enters the house Christmas morning, and there might have been talk of a hostage or two. With our family being so tech driven, it’s nice to see the girls using their imagination, and having so much fun.

The toys are very well made. The Avalauncher shoots a good distance, and the Magic Snowball is really soft, like snow. Both have been a lot of fun, and make great gift ideas. Which is why we’re happy to have them on the 2014 Five Dollar Shake Holiday Gift Guide!

For more information on these and other funderful ways to bring home a little bit of Northpole magic visit http://shop.northpole1820.com/.
For lot’s of free Nothpole online fun visit http://www.northpole1820.com/.

Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a Magic Snowball, and Avalancher of their own. 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 December 9th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the continental U.S. No PO Boxes.

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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 opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Mom Buzz Media, Holiday Giveaway! 7 Winners

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Welcome to the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway!

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And a special thanks to our CoHosts:
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The holiday season is all about giving, although the recieving part is pretty fun too! These wonderful sponsors below want you to have the opportunity to win a holiday gift! Whether you decide to give it away or keep it for yourself is totally up to you, but you can’t win if you don’t enter!

Prizes:

NutriBullet System or BabyBullet System ($79-$110 value)
Every Man Jack $50 Gift Card
Plasma Car ($64 value)
Ninja Turtles 3D Light FX ($42 value)
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PinchMe Dough ($20 value)
$25 Amazon Gift Card (Sponsored by the bloggers!)

Read the product reviews here!

Giveaway is open to US Residents only.
Giveaway begins on 11/15 and will end at 11:59pm on 11/30!

Good Luck!

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Disclaimer: Five Dollar Shake and the hosts/cohosts for this giveaway are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Prizes are to be fulfilled by the sposnor. Winners will be chosen and notified via email. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email or they will forefit their prize and a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associaled, administered or endorsed by Facebook and is Facebook compliant.

Target Pharmacy, a better Pharmacy Experience #TargetSponsored #Giveaway

Last year my family made the decision to start using Target Pharmacy, and I’m excited to share that we couldn’t be happier. Still feeling completely satisfied, we fill all of our monthly, new and even pet scripts while we shop one of our favorite stores.

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Haven’t tried Target Pharmacy? Now’s the perfect time! New Pharmacy guest, fill your first script and sign up for Pharmacy rewards and you’ll get 5% off a day of shopping!

Target Pharmacy makes the pharmacy experience simple and enjoyable for everyone and they offer great value with hundreds of $4 generics. Which can be a real savings!
You wont believe how fast and easy it is to Flip the Script! You can transfer to a Target Pharmacy in-store, online or even from your phone in just minutes.

Target Pharmacy Rewards

  • Fill five prescriptions & get 5% off a day of shopping.
  • Earn rewards faster by filling pet prescriptions, getting vaccinations such as the flu shot and adding all family members to one account.

More than just rewards Target Pharmacy has shown me the best in customer service. I love that I can shop while I wait, receiving a text alert when my script is ready. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather gather needed items from around the store than sit and wait for my name to be called.

Just recently I was able to gather tissues, soup, and even new warm pj’s for our daughter in a matter of just a few minutes. I love a one-stop shop when kids are sick.

We also appreciate the Free Medicine Flavorings , and a whopping 19 flavors to choose from! We have some picky little girls in our family, and this really helps.

Enter to win!
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. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on December9th.

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LG OLED @ BestBuy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: 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.

When it comes to gift giving, some women appreciate expensive jewelry and fancy clothes. Myself, I’m not one of those women. If Santa is going to spend money on me, I’d much rather find a new tech toy under my tree, or to be honest hanging on my wall. With my love of watching movies at home, it’s really not a surprise to anyone that a new LG OLED Television from Best Buy makes the top of my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com.

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Just like the first time I discovered the magic of movies, the power to take my thoughts on a journey. The overwhelming rush of emotion when it comes together perfectly.
Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

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LG 55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

  •  Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.
  • 4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
  •  Super thin design (consider how to show visually)
  •  Find content faster with webOS
  • Access premium content from all the best apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more through your LG Smart TV

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I’ve already established Best Buy as the Holiday Shopping Destination for my gifts this year. I just hope Santa is listening!


Join the party!

Do you love Twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party on Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. Feel free to join in for a chance to win Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gift ideas this Holiday from Best Buy. Also be sure to follow @5_dollarshake & @BestBuy!

Kernel Season’s Movie Night Party Pack, a great gift for any movie lover. #Giveaway

Kernel Season’s Movie Night Party Pack! Available at participating Walmart store locations just in time for the holiday season, Movie Night Party Pack will be on shelves November 12 – 25. The Movie Night Party Pack features 4 mini jars of our shake-on, all natural popcorn seasoning blends (White Cheddar, Butter, Nacho Cheddar and Kettle Corn) and 2 dual packs of our premium popping corn and popping oil.

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I recently received a Kernel Season’s Movie Night Party Pack for review. We enjoyed it during a recent family movie night. Already big fans of Kernel Season’s, this was a fun surprise for our kids. Pairing it with homemade DIY microwave popcorn was a real highlight of the night.

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Check out the video and in 3 easy steps, Jasmin Fine, of 1FineCookie.com, will show you how to make great tasting popcorn at home in just a few minutes.

With a SRP of just $6.98, it’s easy to give the gift of fresh and flavorful popcorn perfect to any movie buff and foodie this year. Making it a great addition to the Five Dollar Shake 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

Enter to win!

You also have the chance to win a Kernel Season’s Movie Night Party Pack here on Five Dollar Shake. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live within the confidential U.S. No PO boxes please. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on November 30th.

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

Cozy Cat Furniture review, A purrrfect gift for any cat owner

I recently received a Discount Window Cat Perch with Cradle to review for our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide.

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The perch sits 31 inches high to give cats a nice view out most windows. If you have cats, you already know this is as good as it gets in the way of entertainment for these playful pets. Our two cats, Harley and Raphael love this perch and sit, sleep and play on it often.

Features:

  • Overall Size: 21″ L x 16″ W x 31″ H
  • Covering: Plush Carpet
  • Board: Plywood.
  • Base size: 21” x 16”
  • Cozy cat bed: 16″ inside diameter
  • Cat cradle on top: 17″ L x 11” W
  • Made without glue or any toxic materials.
  • Ships fully assembled.
  • USA Handmade Cat Perch.

Shopping on www.cozycatfurniture.com is a lot of fun. Their website is super easy to maneuver, and full of products and great gift ideas for any feline family member. The check-out was quick, and easy, as was the delivery. They ship orders within 1-3 business days via UPS Ground! Which I love.

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The Discount Window Cat Perch with Cradle was delivered already assembled and ready for our cats to enjoy. It’s funny because they sure knew what was inside the box was for them. They were like a couple of kids on Christmas morning!

Retailing for under $100, the Discount Window Cat Perch with Cradle makes our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide as the purrrfect gift for any cat owner.

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 mine own and honest. This blog post contains no affiliate links.

Kicking off the holiday season with a Febreze inspired recipe & DIY home decor & gifts #FebrezeHoliday @SheSpeaksUp

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Walmart, SheSpeaks and Febreze. All opinions expressed and photos used are 100% honest and my own.

Now that Halloween has past, I’m ready to kick off the holiday season! The holidays are my favorite time of year. Here in Michigan the winter brings a lot of sparkling white snow, and within our family – a lot of making memories. Each November I look forward to giving thanks, spending time together, and enjoying the rich delicious food and scents associated with the holidays, like Apple Tart, Vanilla Latte, and Frosted Pine – I just love them.

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I recently received this Febreze Home for The Holidays Collection scentspiration kit filled with with various holiday activities, recipes, DIY home décor and gift ideas, and several products from the limited edition Febreze Holiday Collection.

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The Febreze NOTICEables work great in our house. We use them in several high traffic areas, including the room our dog bed stays. It does a great job at replacing the hound smell with a nice aroma of our choice. Currently we’re enjoying the sweet scent of Vanilla Latte.

Nothing helps kick off the holiday season like baking. Here is an easy Apple Tart recipe curtsey of Febreze and Walmart. It not only filled my kitchen with a delicious scent, but put a nice smile on my family’s face. Let me know if you try it!

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Another way I like to celebrate the holiday season is decorating. I try to start small and have the house filled with a warm holiday feel before Thanksgiving. This year I started with these easy DIY coffee filter trees. They turned out so elegant that I still can’t believe they are made of filters. I’m actually thinking of making a few to giveaway with gifts this year.

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Next on my list is planning to make Gingerbread Cookies in a Jar. I think they’ll make for great teacher gifts, and for several other people on my list this year. I’ll update this post and let you know how this one goes. They sure look and sound nice.

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The limited edition Febreze Holiday Collection can be found at your local Walmart.

Be sure to follow Febreze on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks to Febreze Holiday Collection for not only eliminated odors, but for helping my family kick off the holiday season. The Frosted Pine sure has be thinking of Christmas.

The collection includes scents of Frosted Pine, Apple Tart, Toasted Almond, Vanilla Latte, and Sugared Cranberry.

What scent reminds you of the holidays?

7 Things on Sunday

I’ve been slacking on this, so here are seven things Ive done over the past fourteen days.

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1. Cut 4 & 1/2 inches off of my hair. I’m never growing it out.

2. Had my nails done. I love spending time at my salon.

3. Started Christmas shopping. I love the holidays.

4. It’s official, I’ve gained back the 18lbs that I lost last year. Whatever!

5. Helped move our daughter, her husband, and our grand daughters into our house for a few months. It’s a bit crowed, but that’s okay. Happy to see them everyday.

6. Enjoyed a nice evening of dinner and drinks out with my husband. We all need a good date night every once in a while.

7. Saved over $70 on groceries this week by matching Target coupons, MFG coupons, and Cartwheel discounts, with sale items at Target.