Wednesday, October 9, 2013

goosebumps sweepstakes

Goosebumps Haunted Hollywood Vacation

Enter to win a trip to Hollywood, for a terrifying behind-the-scenes tour of FOX Studios! Plus, you'll visit old town Pasadena for a frightening special effects experience. Just enter codes found on caps of specially marked Halloween Edition TruMoo® and your family * could be taking a private tour full of haunted Hollywood magic! Plus, receive a printable coupon for any Goosebumps® DVD when you enter. See rules her

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Book of Mormon stories...REVISITED...via the APP now!

DO you  remember when I shared my post about the Illustrated stories from the Book of Mormon?  They have improved upon them!  It used to be that you would download the books and they would go to iBooks.  NOW....they have their OWN APP!  This takes up a LOT less space on your iPad/ iPhone/ get the idea!  Plus, all the books are together so you don't have to hunt through your iBooks!  (Next step...reinvent the wheel!)
This is what the app icon looks like

This app has been such a blessing to my family!  My 4 year old daughter LOVES nothing more than iPad/ iTouch time!  She asks to "Read her scriptures"...which entails opening up this app and having the stories read to her.  Its so amazing that little kids can navigate and use electronics!  (Most of the time even better than adults!)  *But that is beside the point!*  So my daughter will spend a good hour just going through the scripture stories.  She is getting to know all the people and the stories really well!  I am glad that I have this resource to introduce her to the great stories from our scriptures!

Some of the GREAT features:
The beloved, original books are now available as a 32 book enhanced, self-reading series. Each book contains a scholarly abridgment of the Book of Mormon, colorful interpretive illustrations, and a dramatized recording of the text--in addition to the full text of the Book of Mormon.

The Illustrated Stories from the Book of Mormon allow readers of all ages to enjoy the language, the spirit and the stories of the scriptures. Watch the Book of Mormon come to life for you and your family as you read, or let the stories read themselves aloud to you.

Book one is free and includes the story of Nephi and his family in Jerusalem. The remaining books may be purchased as a set within the app.

The 32 book set includes:

• 2,000+ newly designed pages
• 1,100+ original hand-painted illustrations
• 8+ hours of dramatized audio
• The full text of the Book of Mormon

Interactive features:
• Drop-down bookmark menu on each page
• Turn read-aloud audio on and off
• Turn automatic page turning on and off
• Show the full text of the Book of Mormon
• Quickly navigate to any Book of Mormon chapter

THE BEST PART OF ALL......They are on an introductory special for only $29.99 for the FULL SET of books (ALL 32)....It works out to be LESS THAN $1 per book!  Hurry though,  This is for a limited time!  Think of the easy FHE lessons! 


Grandin Press, The publisher of these fabulous books has generously given me the opportunity to give some FULL SETS AWAY to lucky readers!  The more entries into the giveaway, the more sets will be given away!  :-)  Spread the word!

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I was given a set of the scripture stories to try out and review but all opinions and stories expressed are my own.

Dial celebrates 65 YEARS!

How would you like $65,000 in GOLD?!  What would you do with it?  Let's see...what would I do with that much gold?  Make false teeth?  Naw.  Wallpaper my house?  Naw.  Gold plate everything around me?  Hmm....I think I would cash it in and go back to Hawaii...or buy a Harp.  Decisions, decisions!

Dial is celebrating 65 successful years!  With this grand achievement, they are doing a Dial Coupon Mega Giveaway! You can win a coupon for free Dial body wash! (See below)  YAY!  Also, THey are having a DIAL $65K Gold Giveaway!

To commemorate Dial turning the GOLDEN age of 65, they are going to give away $65,000 in gold to one lucky winner! 

I want to hear from you!  What would YOU do with the money?

I have coupons to give away!  Enter the giveaway!

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

All Purpose Bath & Kitchen cleaner

Hey soft scrub your so fine, your so fine you blow my mind.....  (Keeping with my theme of oldies, but goodies...wait, can those even be called "oldies"?!)  Well, Soft Scrub is back at doing what it does best!  Making us another wonderful product that has multi purposes!

They have a new formula that has better cleaning power than the old one.  Plus, they redesigned the bottle AND cap!  But its still our same dear old cleaner.....Tough on stains, gentle on surfaces.  The new formula has more whitening power and less residue, for better rinsing....(Think tile, grout, sinks, and tubs).

This new bottle/lid design is less likely to spill (especially around here, when little hands think they want to "help").  What I like is that it can be used in the kitchen OR the bathroom.  One less bottle in the cupboard?  YES, PLEASE!

Also, check out the Total All Purpose Sweepstakes.  The One Surface at A Time® Sweepstakes featuring Soft Scrub® Total All Purpose!  One lucky grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and a year's supply of Soft Scrub, while 250 second place winners will receive free Soft Scrub.
You can also win a FREE bottle of your choice of ANY soft scrub product!

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Soft Scrub provided a free sample of their soft scrub total all purpose bath and kitchen cleanser so I could review it.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

I don't want no scrub...

A scrub is a ...Oh wait!  I guess I'm talking about the dreaded task of cleaning the toilet.  (I am reminiscing through some old songs for post titles as of late.....)  Toilet duty is the one that NOBODY wants.  I really don't mind it too much...since we are a house of all girls (but daddy, of course).

Soft Scrub has come out with a new product to make life easier.  Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care provides long lasting cleaning and freshening thanks to its unique design and advanced formula.

What makes Soft Scrub® 4-in-1 Toilet Care different? Unlike other toilet bowl rim hangers that don't stay in place or that dissolve too quickly, NEW Soft Scrub® 4-in-1 Toilet Care provides long lasting cleaning and freshening thanks to its unique design and advanced formula.

I tried the Alpine Fresh one (Pictured ^ ).  I sure wanted to love it, but the smell was AWFUL!  I can't speak for the Saphire Water fragrance (at the very top), but who ever thought the Alpine one smelled good was missing a sense of smell.  Pee U!  The concept was great, though.  We endured the "Alpine" smell for about 2 weeks before chucking it out (because we didn't like the smell....not because it was gone)....and the toilet was cleaner than usual.  It kept the monster toilet ring away and is said to last for 4 weeks (we obviously didn't make it that long).  I LOVE the concept, and product, but they need to get some new employees that smell in there.....LOL...not smelly employees, he he he.  ;-)  I would love to see this come in more fragrances.  I intend to try the Jasmine waters one.....and I *HOPE* that it smells better.....(Of course...most anything would smell better than the Alpine one).

While were talking about fragrances, who determined that this is what "Alpine Fresh" smelled like?

So the product comes in a plastic cage that keeps it in place and when you flush, the water activates the cleaner.

If you would like to try them, you can find them at Walmart for less than $2

Also, check out the Brighter Bowl Sweepstakes featuring NEW Soft Scrub® 4-in-1 Toilet Care!
One lucky winner will receive $1,000, while 250 second place winners get to try NEW Soft Scrub® 4-in-1 Toilet care for FREE!
 You can also win a FREE bottle of your choice of one: Soft Scrub (Total, bleach clean, abrasive)

The soft scrub brand provided me with the stinky Alpine sample of soft scrub 4 in 1 toilet care in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The ants go marching

The ants go marching....what a great Dave Mathews Band song!  But music is not the subject of today's post....  although some *ahem* older people may think that some kinds of music are pesty, annoying, bothersome, etc....I'm talking ANTS.....the real ones...the ones that 'SHOULD' stay outside, but sometimes meander their way indoors.

We were out pulling weeds the other day and found a big ant hill.  Lucky for us, I had a Combat ant killing strips package waiting to be used.  These are discrete enough to be used indoors, but since our current problem was outside, I quickly grabbed them and set them out next to the hill.  The nice thing about the strips is that the ants take the bait back to the nest and it kills the whole colony.  It worked fast.  They were mostly gone the next day.

The little strips have an adhesive backing that makes it easy to hide out of sight and reach of kids or pets....or both.....  Sometime they are ONE and the SAME!  ;-)

To kick off the NEW Combat® Ant & Roach Killing Bait Strips, Combat® is proud to introduce the $1,000 Giveaway featuring NEW Combat® Ant & Roach Killing Bait Strips!  Just go HERE to enter!

If you are interested in purchasing these, they are available at Walmart, Home Depot, Target, Family Dollar, Dollar General and Publix.  (You might want to call ahead to see if they carry it...unless your going there anyway...) 

If you would like to win one, then fill out the giveaway below! 

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Combat provided me with a sample of Combat Killing Bait Strips in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed are my own.  

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Turn the Dial up, KIDS!

Dial has a new KIDS line!  Lets turn the dial up!  It is a kids body and hair wash.  With my girls all being in swimming lessons right now, they are taking A LOT of showers.  As such, they use A LOT of soaps, shampoos, etc.  We had the fun chance to try out the newest line of Dial for kids washes. 

Rachel got her own kind.  It is tear free and meant for kids ages 2-5.  It is "Peachy Clean" flavor and...let me just tell you that I love it!  It smells so yummy!  This is a great transitional soap....not the baby wash, but not full strength adult soap either.

 Aubrey and Katelyn used the other one.  We tried the "Watery Melon" flavor.  They really liked the smell and the way it lathers.  It truly smells like a watermelon....for better or worse, LOL.  This one is for ages 6+

I like that it was an all in one...that reduces the quantity of bottles in the shower.

If you feel lucky, there is a Dial Kids Sweepstakes featuring NEW Dial® Kids Peachy Clean for ages 2+, and Dial® Kids Watery Melon for ages 6+.

One lucky winner will receive $1,000, while 250 second place winners get to try NEW NEW Dial® Kids Body & Hair Washfor FREE!  Just go HERE to enter!
If you would like to enter to win on on Reidhead Randomness, fill out the entry below!

 Dial gave me a sample of the 2+ and the 6+ washes to try out with my kids in exchange for a product review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Soft Scrub Advanced surface

Soft Scrub has a new product......DRUMROLL please.....It's called Advanced Surface. It's a great all purpose cleaner. 
It's a cleaner and polisher all in one!  It is a gel texture that works to clean granite and marble countertops, glass cooktops and stainless steel.  Yippie!  A product that does all that means less clutter in my cupboard!  I gave it a try on all 3 and it did a great job polishing my SS, granite countertops and my glass cooktop stove.  You know, if you have one of the glass cooktops that when something boils over, it makes a mess.  It burns on the stove and makes a yucky ring that is super hard to scrub off.  This make light work of a not fun job.  I am totally sold!  One bottle instead of 3 different products...and it does it well.

In connection with the release of this new product they are doing the The Don't Worry, Be Happy SweepstakesOne lucky winner will receive $1,000, while 250 second place winners get to try NEW Soft Scrub® Advanced Surface for FREE!

You can win a FREE bottle to try for yourself right HERE!  Fill out the form below!  3 lucky winners will each get 1 bottle.

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I was given a bottle to try and review, but all the opinions expressed (including my dirty stove) are my own.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

coconut water by Dial

Dial has just come out with a new coconut water body wash.  I don't think it smells ANYTHING like the water that comes out of a coconut, lol.  I did think the smell was more masculine than I personally like, but it smelled good on my hubby.  The reason it's called coconut that it CONTAINS coconut water.  This makes your skin healthy and hydrated. 

Coconut water is found in young, green coconuts and said to be rich in antioxidants and electrolytes that replenish hydration.  So will this *hopefully* translate into hydrated skin!  ;-)

Dial is also doing the Healthier Skin. Healthier You. Sweepstakes featuring Dial Coconut Water Body Wash!
One lucky grand prize winner will receive $1,000, while 250 second place winners will receive free Coconut Water Body Wash.
You can also win one RIGHT here (below)!

Dial soap provided me with a sample of NEW Dial Coconut Water Body Wash in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Purex w/ Crystals Fragrance detergent

This is a great new Purex product that REALLY gets the dirt out of clothes!  It also smells great!  Our house has some pretty grubby clothes and this did wonders on them!

Enter the Experience the Enchantment Sweepstakes!
To celebrate the launch of Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance, Purex will be hosting the Experience the Enchantment Sweepstakes. One lucky grand prize winner will win $1000 and a year's supply of Purex plus Fabric Softener detergent, while 500 second place winners get to try this powerful, fresh detergent for FREE!

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Purex provided me with a sample of Purex detergent plus Fabric Softener with Crystals Fragrance in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ANOTHER dry idea

SO....LAST TIME, I shared about my sweaty middle school experiences.  *SHUDDER*   Lets not go there again! 

This theme is NEVER LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT Sweepstakes featuring Dry Idea AdvancedDry Fresh!  One lucky grand prize winner will receive $500, while 10 2nd place winners will receive a $50 prize!

I had the opportunity to try Dry Idea's Advanced Dry Roll-On 72 hour antiperspirant & deodorant.  It comes in liquid roll on, gel, or arosol.  They offer 72 hour odor protection, are hypo allergenic, contain vitamin E andhas pulse activated wetness protection.  It also has a few scents its available in.  I used it every day and thought it worked great!

You can win a coupon to try it free!  3 winners will be chosen! 

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 Dry Idea brand provided a free sample of their Dry Idea AdvancedDry Fresh brand antipersirant and deodorant so I could review it.  However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

Educents FREE $10 gift card

Calling all parents, grandparents, homeschoolers......

Educents is a Daily Deal site that features the latest educational products at 30-90% off!  Things such as e-books, software, curriculum, online learning, and more will be featured.  If you sign up right now (BEFORE April 2nd launch), you will get a FREE $10 gift card to use!  This will make for some SUPER SWEET (or FREE) deals!

What are you waiting for?!  Go get your FREE $10 to use starting April 2nd!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Tropical Blends Giveaway, Review and Contest!

Vacation...who needs a vacation? about a vacation for....YOUR MOUTH!?  Honey Bunches of Oats has come out with a new flavor called Tropical Blends.  It has mango flavored flakes and real cocount shavings and then cocount granola clusters to make a mouth-cation (vacation for your mouth).

They taste super yummy and my kids thought they were great!  It has 10g whole grains, 120 calories per serving, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, and many other features.

BONUS #1:  Right now, you can head over HERE to enter this FABULOUS vacation giveaway.

The 2013 Tropical Trio Sweepstakes!
One lucky winner will be sent on a tropical paradise vacation to Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach! Enter to win a chance to spend your days relaxing underneath the warm, Hawaiian sun and your nights exploring Waikiki’s never-ending nightlife.

BONUS #2:  You can win a free box of Honey Bunches of Oats!
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Post provided a free sample of their Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends for this post.  My participation is voluntary and my opinion, as always, are my own.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Noizy Bandz
Noizy Bandz Children's wristbands are musical, educational and a whole lot of fun! Watch your children light up as they hear the music and fun sounds coming from their wristbands that they control. First of its kind, expect more from your silicone bandz check out Noizy Bandz and hear the music at Great for all ages and all occasions. Have a Birthday party give a musical Happy Birthday band instead of a card kids just go crazy for them.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Purex baby crystals Giveaway

Oh baby...take 2!

Purex Baby Crystals

I love the way babies smell.  I think its usually the lotion.  I love the way baby laundry smells too!  Purex has just come out with a new product in the purex crystals line that is developed to be gentle for babies' skin.  Its 87% natural and goes in at the start of the you don't have to waste time waiting to add it in and it spends more time with your babies clothes to make them smell fresher longer.  It is safe for ALL clothes...even sleepwear.  I was given a bottle to try and share my opinions.....I think it smells GREAT!
Rachel when she was tiny!


Even though my "babies" are getting bigger, I am still going to wash their blankets with this fun softener for the smell of it. Then when they want to snuggle, I can still pretend they are my little babies!  :-)

You can win one too!  Fill out this form and GOOD LUCK!

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PUREX provided me with a sample of Purex Crystals for Baby in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Book of Mormon stories that my iPad tells to me

Book of Mormon stories that my iPad tells to me...

I guess the song has been rewritten by the people down at Grandin Press.

They have taken all the old Stories from the Book of Mormon readers that we all grew up with and have given them a facelift!  They are all digital now and they include a "read to me" feature. This is my 4 year old's favorite way to "read her scriptures."

Originally published in hard cover from 1978 to 1994, the bestselling Illustrated Stories from the Book of Mormon are now available for handheld devices. No other illustrated work is as complete or as advanced. The set of 32 eBooks now includes read-aloud audio, highlighted full text of the Book of Mormon, and easy-to-use interactive controls.
  • 1,700+ pages
  • 1,100+ illustrations
  • 8+ hours of dramatized audio
  • Full text of The Book of Mormon   

They are so fun and bring the scriptures to life with the narrative and pictures.  These truly are for the rising generation!  

Once you download them, they will be stored in iBooks and you can choose one to read from the bookshelf.  My 4 year old has no trouble navigating her way through iBooks and loves to "read her scriptures."  I am also super excited to share these fun stories with my primary kids.  Its also a great and super quick Family Home Evening idea!  Just pick a story and push play!

I am super excited to share a special promotion going on right now!  If you use the code REIDHEAD, you will be able to get the ENTIRE set for $30 off!  YEAH!  That's a huge discount!  And since it's digital, the whole set won't break the bank OR your back (trying to carry the paper books around, lol).  This special price will only be good through MARCH 31st!  (What a great use for some of your tax return!)  Check it out at  and use the promo code REIDHEAD

AND if that's not enough, They are going to give away a complete set to a LUCKY reader...  THATS RIGHT!  And if we get enough entries, there will be MORE sets to give away (up to a possibility of 3 complete sets!)  Share this with your friends and family members!  The more entries, the more that we can give away!

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I was given a set of the scripture stories to try out and review but all opinions and stories expressed are my own.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Movie tickets deal!

If you like movies, then I have a deal for you!

For a limited time (or while supplies last), you can get $24 of movie tickets for just $12.  This deal is through moolala.  This voucher is valid at over 1,900 theaters nationwide (including AMC, Cinemark, Regal, Fandango, and more!). And, you can get up to 5 vouchers per person!  Just go HERE now!  They will probably sell out quickly!

 Fine Print:
Redeem by May 5, 2013. Doesn’t include convenience fees, which vary per theater. Limit 5 vouchers per customer. Full value of voucher must be used in one visit. Valid for special events, marathons, midnight premiers, and reserved seating. Tickets must be purchased 1 day in advance. Depending on theater, tickets may be purchased up to 60 days in advance. Use of AMC Stubs# does not waive the convenience fee. Use of rewards card does not guaranteed credit of points. Promotional value expires 5/5/2013. Paid value expires 2/5/2018.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tough as a Mule team

Have you ever heard of 20 Mule Team Borax?  Its a big deal!  There are LOTS of crafty things on pinterest that you can do with BORAX!  

Borax Laundry booster

Just some of the fun things are: 
Borax crystal snowflakes
Borax Bouncy Balls
Crystal Hearts
Borax slime
and get rid of ants

I have a bunch of these fun projects on my to do list!

BUT.....Crafty things was not its original purpose!

Its ACTUALLY a 100% natural mineral from the earth.  Once its taken from the ground, its washed, dried and boxed to be sold.  The common name for BORAX is sodium tetraborate (a naturally occurring substance produced by the perpetual evaporation of seasonal lakes).  There is nothing added!

It also is a natural water softener...who knew!  When you add a 1/2 cup of borax to your laundry, along with your regular purex laundry soap, it will improve the soaps cleaning power and help keep stains from being re-deposited back onto clothes!  What a great laundry booster!

I have been using this for years!  I LOVE the way it makes my clothes feel.  I also feel that when I do add it to the load of laundry that the clothes get cleaner.  I will usually add it to the extra grubby clothes to give it the extra kick! 

20 Mule Team Borax' website has great cleaning tips too!

The Borax - Fresh Year, Fresher Laundry Facebook Sweepstakes is underway.  That means you can enter to win the $1,500 Grand Prize, or one of 171 coupons for FREE BORAX! You can sign up once a day until February 22nd, 2013!

I also have some free boxes to give away!

Borax provided me a free sample of their product so I could review it.  However, all opinions expressed here are my own.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ohh Baby! Purex

Oooh baby!  

Purex has just come out with a new line of laundry soap.  It is specially designed for babies.  It has the same great cleaning power of purex, but is hypoallergenic safe for babies and infants (or anyone, really).  It has the triple action cleaning that is expected with purex.
Purex Baby Detergent

It has a slight fragrance....I think its baby powder, but its not super strong smelling.

The toughest stain that I ever had to battle with my babies was the infamous "BLOW OUT."  It would go up the back and down the legs of the sleeper.  (*I will spare you the pictures, lol*)

The second messiest was dinner time! 

Here is my tribute to messy meals from our house!
 Katelyn..the messy eater!
Aubrey the cake smasher!

 Rachel has a messy face!  Its in her hair too!

This purex is made especially for babies.  Its gentle for them, but tough on stains.  It will get out the tough stains, but still is hypoallergenic.  It also works on delicate cute baby clothes!

If you have a cute baby, grandbaby, niece, nephew, or wish you had a cute baby, you can win your own free bottle of purex baby!

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Purex provided me witha  sample of Purex Baby detergent in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions and stories expressed are my own.