Saturday, February 25, 2012

Aches and Pains

 5 Minutes for Mom is giving away a Salonpas Gift Basket. ends 4/21

Salonpas just introduced three new pill free OTC pain relief products that are ideal for parents and their children who are 12 years and up. These new products include:
  • Salonpas® Pain Relieving GEL-PATCH HOT -  these patches represent a medical advancement in patch therapy as it features capsaicin (0.025%) and menthol (1.25%) in a soothing cloth that is ideal for minor aches and pain relief in the shoulder, upper back and lower back. Capsaicin is an ingredient found in some hot peppers, including cayenne peppers, which makes the peppers spicy hot. When capsaicin is used on the skin topically, it helps relieve pain by first stimulating and then diminishing the intensity of pain signals in the body.
  • Salonpas® Pain Relieving Jet SprayUsing a highly pressurized jet force, the Salonpas Pain Relieving Jet Spray delivers a strong cooling effect to the skin minus any greasy feeling or messy drip.
  • Salonpas® Pain Relieving Massage Foam – Nothing beats a good massage…until now.  Combining the benefits of self-massage with a powerful, clean drying medicine, provides relief for even tough pain.  With active ingredients menthol (3%) and methyl salicylate (10%), the Salonpas® Pain Relieving Massage Foam is an easy-to-use topical analgesic that delivers pain relief in seconds.
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I have RA and sometimes I need a little help with my aches and pains.  One product I've found that works for me (YMMV) is Stopain.

The active ingredient in Stopain is menthol which is recognized by the FDA as an analgesic indicated for the temporary relief of minor pains and stiffness of arthritis, muscle aches, strains and simple backaches.  Stopain also contains peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil recognized by the FDA for their analgesic properties.  Extra-Strength Stopain formulas also contain glucosamine and MSM, essential nutrients that support joint health and mobility.

 Outnumbered 3 to 1 is giving away Stopain Product of Your Choice. ends 4/17

Menopausal New Mom is giving away Stopain Product of Your Choice. ends 03/07

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Another way for me to get relief is a good night's sleep.

The Sleep Innovations 2” Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper is designed to add years of life and comfort to your mattress. It features; premium memory foam infused with gel beads, the support of memory foam, 12x more airflow compared to the leading brand all combining for a perfectly balanced sleep experience!

3 Princes and a Princess2 is giving away a  2” Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper
ends 03/01 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Win $50 Visa from BlogHer & Head & Shoulders

Life Well Lived

Each blogger is also giving away a $50 Visa gift card so be sure to read them all for your chances to win!
This BlogHer sweepstakes runs from January 30, 2012 to February 28, 2012 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older.  Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. To read the Official Rules, click here. Good luck!

Read the Reviews & Enter to Win!
We are in the midst of January here in Texas, but the weather has been up…and down…then back up again! It was 77 degrees today can you believe that? The changes in temperature do a number on my hair and skin. As a result, I get chapped lips, dry skin, and a dry scalp. If that doesn’t sound attractive I don’t know what does? One of my favorite colors of clothing to wear is black. However, black is not a great color to wear if you are flaky, and it's 77 degrees outside. Everyone else knows that’s not snow on your shoulders! 

I Tend to be a Bit Flaky

I've Got a $50 Gift Card to Give Away!

Do you remember when I hosted a giveaway for the New Head & Shoulders Eucalyptus Itchy Scalp Care shampoo and conditioner last year? Well, I'm here to tell you that if you liked that line you will love their newest line of hair care. This one has one great smelling ingredient...Green Apples!  

My Scalp Feels Clean. My Hair Looks Great!

This Apple Hair Care is Amazing!

Enter to win a $50 Gift Card!

My Hair Smells Delicious!

You know, I am getting really lucky with all of these reviews lately because this is the perfect time in my life to try new products! I've used Head & Shoulders before (and have even reviewed them here on this blog!), and I was so excited to try this particular shampoo and conditioner. The Head & Shoulders Apple Hair Care set not only left my hair softer than usual, but the apple scent - and I think this is a huge bonus - really energized me and made me feel (and smell!) brand new. 

Head & Shoulders is Wonderful

Okay, so, the story goes that there was a girl who used to think dandruff shampoo was...well, weird. Don't ask her why, she really doesn't know, but in any event, she just breezed right past that section of the shampoo aisle without a second glance to those "itchy scalp" shampoos. Then, one day, she had the opportunity to try out some of that "weird" shampoo ...and LOW AND BEHOLD!! it actually, wasn't weird! It was...well...it was wonderful!


Head & Shoulders Apple Hair Care to the Rescue!

So Happy- My Hair Looks Good!

In November I did a blog post telling you all about how much I liked Head & Shoulders Eucalyptus Itchy Scalp Care Products. In the post I explained how I've been plagued with an itchy dry scalp all of my adult life. At the time I tried the shampoo and conditioner, I had only tried it for two weeks. Over that trial time, my scalp itch had gotten better, and the flaking had greatly improved. 

I Love the Fresh Green Apple Scent

Less Itching; More Soothing.

Beautiful Hair and a $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

I Loved Using New Head & Shoulders Green Apple

Creamy, Silky Lather That Smells Great Too!

Green Apple Care has Swept Me Off My Feet!

How fun to be given another opportunity by Head & Shoulders to review another line of their wonderful products! Well I know I LOVE it and was very excited to try the new Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo and Conditioner. Of course the minute I opened the bottle, the ole' sniff test came into play. Mmmmm...I just love the smell! So refreshing.

An Apple Scent that is Subtle Yet Noticeable

Everything in My Life Should Smell Like Apples

Smells Like Granny Smith Apples!

Surviving Winter Hair With Head & Shoulders


Sunday, February 12, 2012

I love seafood

tothemotherhood is giving away $300 worth of seafood. ends 2/12

I didn't win that one, but I did win $50 GC to Red Lobster from their Valentine's day sweepstakes.  Got the card 2 days after the email saying I'd won and had lunch there today. Love their shrimp scampi.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

What to do with all my great pictures?

I've been looking at options for some of the best of my Chile Pictures. 

WDW Not Just for Kids says: Win a your own 20-page, 11×8.5 landscape, hardcover photo book with free US Ground shipping from Photobooks by Mixbook! ends 2/29

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A canvas photo would be great!

The Freebie Junkie is offering a 16x20 Gallery Wrapped Canvas to be redeemed at Oiiiio. ends 2/14

Susan’s Disney Family says: Win a Hello Canvas 24x36 canvas, that is a 200.00 value! ends 2/23

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Or maybe a photo book from Snapfish.

Blessings Abound is giving away a $25 Snapfish GC. ends 2/13



Saturday, February 4, 2012

Money is always good

I like getting cash and gift certificates/gift cards.  It helps with expenses for someone living on a fixed income. Sometimes I might even buy myself a present.  I'm glad there are blogs out there that have great giveaways.

 Icefairy's Treasure Chest is giving away a $25 Sam's Club/Walmart Gift Card. ends 3/1

Wisconsin Mommy is giving away a $25 Visa card. ends 2/27

A REALLY great giveaway is The Grand Event:
A great group of 100 bloggers have come together to give it to you!

Welcome to the Grand Event Cash Giveaway!

Moms with Voices Media is hosting the GRAND Event Cash Giveaway. With a few clicks of your mouse, you can be entered to win a Grand Prize amount of $1000! This giveaway runs from 12:01 AM 2/15/2012 – 11:59 PM 2/29/2012. With so many different ways to enter, why not come back and do a few each day along with your daily entries!
Say that The Joy of $aving Money sent you! :)


Munaty cooking says: We are hosting a giveaway where three winners will walk away each with a $50 Amazon Gift Card ends 2/5