Win a Halloween Forevermore Wax Warmer

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Halloween Forevermore Wax Warmer Giveaway

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Something smells good and it’s all the scents of fall! They are some of my favorite smells.  I just love this time of year.  To celebrate we have a great giveaway for you!

We’re giving away a Halloween Forevermore wax warmer to one lucky reader! Just enter the easy rafflecopter below for a chance to win a wax warmer of your choice!
Check out the wax warmer’s here to dream about the one you could choose if you win!
Giveaway is open to the US only and runs 9/20-9/22/14.

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Don’t Miss Exclusive Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast

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Don’t Miss Exclusive Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast

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Don’t Miss these Exclusive Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast Experiences:
Tickets are Going Fast for Adventure Tours, “New” Hearst Castle Event and Free National Lamb Jam Chef Battle 

(San Luis Obispo County, CA) – There’s still time to savor once-­?a-­?year, exclusive experiences at Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast – the West Coast’s premier wine and food event (Sept. 25-­?28).

Time is running out to experience some of the best Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast has to offer, including culinary adventures with local farmers and a rare and glamorous evening at Hearst Castle complete with lavish food and wine. Or win a chance to get free tickets to witness the final battle between nationally renowned chefs in the 2014 Lamb Jam.

“One of the things I love most about Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast is its one-­?of-­?a-­?kind experiences,” said Stacie Jacob, CEO of Visit San Luis Obispo County, which organizes the event with Sunset magazine, the premier guide to living in the West. “Most wine and food events across the nation feel like they can happen anywhere, but Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast looks and feels like the pages of Sunset magazine come to life. It’s a wonderful way to experience the best of the good life on California’s Central Coast.”

Tickets to these only-­?at-­?Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast experiences are still available if you act fast:

§? Sunset at Hearst Castle (Sept. 25) -­? This spectacular event takes place in a new location on the grounds, with more chefs and expanded regional dishes – paired with medal-­?winning wines from the 2014 Sunset International Wine Competition. This is the first public event to feature these incredible wines from around the world. Rather than wrap around the Neptune Pool as in previous years, this year’s party will surround Casa Grande, Hearst Castle’s main building, as the sounds of San Luis Jazz Band float in the air and inspire you to dance. Local chef Meagen Loring of Meagen Loring Catering teams up with guest chef James Siao from the Finch and Fork Restaurant in Santa Barbara.

§? Lamb Jam Masters Finale (Sept. 28) – American local lamb is having a renaissance and is one of the hottest items popping up on the country’s hottest menus. Purchase your ticket toSunset SAVOR the Central Coast Main Event and receive FREE tickets to a Lamb Jam seminar in Chef Central (limited quantity available) to discover why chefs and tastemakers are falling in love with “the new lamb”. Use code LambJamSpecial when you click on the Lamb Jam seminar of your choice at purchase.

§? Learn to Cook Local Farm Cuisine with Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa Chef (Sept. 25) -­? Hosted by Sunset Food Editor Margo True, this private class takes guests on a farm-­?to-­?table culinary adventure overlooking the sea. Chef Jacob Moss of Lido restaurant demonstrates how to transform fruits and vegetables from Loo Loo Farms and 805 Beef into a delicious grilled meal, paired with wines from Adelaida Cellars of Paso Robles (2013 Wine Region of the Year).

§? Explore the Farm and Foodie Secrets of Arroyo Grande (Sept. 26) -­? The historic town of Arroyo Grande sets the stage for this progressive culinary adventure. This walking tour begins at Comfort Market where Talley Farms experts and Comfort Market chefs will get your hands dirty as you learn how to make the most of your produce-­? centered meals. After a farmstead lunch, accompanied by Talley Vineyards wines, you’ll go next door to the famous Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab to enjoy an ice-­?cream making experience and learn about chocolate from the Chocolate Sheet. Bruce Anderson, Sunset Magazine Editor-­?At-­?Large, joins you for this intimate foodie journey.

§? Celebrate Autumn’s Harvest at Windrose Farm in Paso Robles (Sept. 26) – Join Sunset Garden Editor Johanna Silver at this amazing fifty-­?acre family farm, starting with a harvest tour led by the owners. Sample an array of the farm’s signature heirloom tomatoes and learn how fresh produce can enhance handcrafted beverages as you enjoy one-­?of-­? a-­?kind Bloody Mary’s made with fresh Windrose tomatoes and local RE:FIND distillery spirits. For lunch, sit down to a farm-­?to-­?fork picnic bounty prepared by the talented chefs of Avila’s Ocean Grill.

§? The Main Event at Santa Margarita Ranch (Sept. 27-­?28) offers special wine and food tastings, travel and lifestyle seminars led by Sunset experts, and special ticketed programs (just $25) such as:

  • -­?  The much-­?anticipated American Lamb Board’s national grand finale contest, Lamb Jam Masters Finale, where chefs from all over the U.S. battle for top honors.
  • -­?  Sunday chef and winemaker seminars are a best-­?kept secret, with fewer crowds and amazing learnings, such as how to test your wine Blind Tasting Skills. Or push the boundaries of wine tasting and taste unconventional blends at the Grow Wild with Paso Robles Wines seminar. Or savor culinary secrets and trends during intimate sessions withcelebrity chef Tanya Holland and Sunset Food Editor Margo True.Buy tickets at www.savorcentralcoast.com. See us also athttps://www.facebook.com/SavorCC, or @SavorCC.About Visit San Luis Obispo County: Visit San Luis Obispo County promotes San Luis Obispo County through advertising, marketing, public relations and group sales. Its membership base is comprised of over 500 tourism industry-­?related businesses including lodging properties, restaurants, wineries, golf courses and retail stores. Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast is produced and managed by the Bureau. For more information on Visit San Luis Obispo County, please visit www.VisitSanLuisObispoCounty.com.

    About Sunset: Sunset (www.sunset.com) is the leading lifestyle brand in the West. Through magazines and books, events and experiences, and digital and social media, Sunset covers the West’s best flavors, destinations, design trends, and innovations. Sunset engages and inspires an audience of over five million educated, active and affluent consumers every month through its five regional print editions—Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Southern California, Southwest and Mountain—as well as via all tablet devices and its website. In addition to its print and digital publication, Sunset showcases the region’s unique lifestyle and noteworthy destinations through its flagship events, established home programs, licensing partners, books and International Wine Competition. Sunset is produced by Time Inc., one of the largest media companies in the world.

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The Boxtrolls ask, What Makes A Family

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The Boxtrolls ask, What Makes A Family??

Family is very important to The Boxtrolls and in these new clips, we explore the unique world of Eggs and his adoptive family!

 
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What Makes A Family featurette:

You’re A Boy film clip:

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THE BOXTROLLS releases in theaters on September 26!

Story: A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

Directors: Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable

 

Writer: Based on the novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow

 

Voice Cast: Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan           

      

MPAA Rating: PG                                                                

 

For additional information please visit: http://www.focusfeatures.com/The_Boxtrolls

To view the official trailer please visit: http://youtu.be/z3eHd87dx6M

 

Get social with the Boxtrolls:

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https://twitter.com/TheBoxtrolls

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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY – New Clip Now Available #VeryBadDay #Blessed

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A new clip from Disney’s ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner is now available.

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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY opens in theaters October 10th!

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Genre:                                      Family Comedy

Rating:                                      PG

U.S. Release Date:                    October 10, 2014

Cast:                                        Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Ed Oxenbould, Kerris Dorsey, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, Bella Thorne

Director:                                   Miguel Arteta

Producers:                                Shawn Levy, Lisa Henson, Dan Levine

Executive Producers:                Philip Steuer, Jason Lust

Writer:                                       Rob Lieber

Based on the novel by:              Judith Viorst

Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one.
 
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.
In theaters Oct. 10, 2014, Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—and soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

 

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·       Miguel Arteta won the 2001 Independent Spirit Award for best feature under $500,000 for “Chuck & Buck.”

·       “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” published in 1972, was written by Judith Viorst,   illustrated by Ray Cruz and inspired by Viorst’s sons Alexander, Anthony and Nicholas. With more than 2 million copies in print, it became an ALA Notable Children’s Book and won a George G. Stone Center Recognition of Merit, a Georgia Children’s Book Award, and distinction as a Reading Rainbow book. The book’s success spawned three sequels: “Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday” (1978), “Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me?  I Mean It!) Going to Move” (1995), and the brand-new “Alexander, Who’s Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever” (2014).
·       The 1972 original, which has never before been the subject of a feature film, was adapted to the small screen in 1990 as an HBO animated musical with music by composer Charles Strouse.. In 1998, Viorst  collaborated with composer Shelley Markham on a stage musical of “Alexander” for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Disney’s“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is the first live-action film adaptation of the children’s classic.

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Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.

Win a Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset

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Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo Explorers Playset Giveaway

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I teamed up with a few bloggers to bring you a fun giveaway! How adorable is this Go! Go! Smart Animals™ Zoo Explorers Playset™?!  I think my grand daughter would love it!  I really like toys that encourage children to use their imagination. Read on to find out more about it and then enter to win!

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Go! Go! Smart Animals™ Zoo Explorers Playset™: Playtime goes wild with learning at the Go! Go! Smart Animals Zoo
Explorers Playset! Go on a tour of the zoo with the SmartPoint rhino as he responds to the zoo’s seven SmartPoint locations with different phrases, music and fun sounds. Children can strengthen their motor skills with eight manipulative features including a turning gate, spinning water tank and sliding elevator. The colorful tracks can be reconfigured or connected to other Go! Go! Smart Animals or Go! Go! Smart Wheels playsets (each sold separately) to encourage children’s creativity. The zoo also features an electronic entrance that teaches animal names, animal traits, letters, colors and plays music. Ages 1-5 years, MSRP: $39.99.

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Nucleus Intercom Giveaway

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Nucleus Intercom Giveaway

Smart, Internet-connected home intercom

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Sponsored by Nucleus and Hosted by Mom Does Reviews and her smart blogger friends!

Nucleus is a smart, Internet-connected intercom that lets you instantly connect with audio or video to anyone on the same system – whether they are in the next room or the next country.  One tap and you can call your spouse for dinner, check on your baby, or have a face-to-face conversation with your aging parent.  How would you use the Nucleus?  

  • Audio and video intercom capability between any two units – anywhere in the world
  • Voice activation – just say “OK Nucleus, call bedroom” to connect to the bedroom
  • Smart-home control – control your other smart-home devices
  • Mobile app – use an app as a remote intercom unit
  • Motion detection – get a notification whenever there is motion in front of a unit
  • White noise and night light – to help you sleep better
  • Music player – listen to your music from any Nucleus unit

The Nucleus was on the Today Show as a Gadget to Keep you Safe and Sane!  Watch it below!

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

I know many people worry about privacy when anything is connected to the internet.  Nucleus says: “We take privacy extremely, extremely seriously.  We have therefore layered on multiple levels of precautions:”

  • All communications are encrypted with industrial-grade encryption technology
  • Local communications – within the same home – are not passed through to the Internet
  • We built in a physical slider to cover the camera lens for extra privacy (watch the video to see how it works)
  • Each unit can adjust the settings to their liking: for example, you can allows units A, B, and C to talk to you anytime they want, but require units D and E to ask permission each time they want to talk to you.

Be sure to visit NucleusIntercom.com for more information.
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The Giveaway:

One lucky winner will receive TWO Nucleus Intercom Units!

The giveaway is open Worldwide, 18+

The giveaway ends 10/3 at 1159p est

Just enter on the easy rafflecopter below.

Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win!

 

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Prom Dress Celebration Giveaway #1PromDress

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Prom Dress Celebration Giveaway

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Prom Dress Giveaway
September 19-22, 2014
Open to US

I remember my homecoming and prom dresses had to be perfect. I look back at my pictures and question my judgement. Hey I graduated in 96. We want one lucky reader to have the perfect prom dress so read on to find out more. Good luck!

Bringing You Moments To Celebrate


Sponsored by Top Wedding
Organized by Celebrate Woman Today

As for any celebration, no matter how small or grandeur it is, a girl needs a beautiful dress. With proms in the offing, let’s indulge our imagination and search for a gorgeous color and style of a prom dress of your dreams!

Top Wedding site is one of the best places to go shopping for a prom dress! What differentiates this online store is three things:

  • Huge Variety of Choices of Prom Dresses and Accessories
  • Absolutely Amazing Choice in Colors for Each Dress, and
  • Unbeatable Prices

With modern designers and unique stylish cuts, these prom dresses promise to adorn any girl indeed!

Prom Season is Nearing and Here’s A Gorgeous Dress of Choice for You To Win.

Prize – Prom Dress

Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway.

Refer your friends using your Unique Link inside Rafflecopter to earn even more entries to win.

Ends at 11:59pm EDT on September 22, 2014

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Jump Start your Emergency Giveaway

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Jump Start your Emergency Giveaway

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What if you could say that you are one step closer to being prepared for an emergency, by winning this giveaway?  Well you can, and with help from Clore Automotive and the JNCAIR as the prize, jump starting that battery, or filling that tire with air is one less thing you have to worry about with this in the back of your Car/Truck/SUV.  For more information, definitely check out the full review Tom did over at his site here.

Hosted by A Medic’s World and sponsored by Clore Automotive you can win the following giveaway

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I also want to take time to thank all the wonderful particpating bloggers who are helping me promote this giveaway.   Be sure to appreciate the hard work they do to bring you giveaways like this! ~Tom from A Medic’s World

Rules:

  • Open to US Residents Only, 18+ years of age or older
  • Starts 9/19 and ends 10/3 at 11:59PM EST
  • One entry per household/IP Address
  • Void where prohibited
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond to winning email, otherwise new winner will be selected.
  • Clore Automotive is responsible for prize delivery.
  • Any questions, email medictom@gmail.com

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Disclaimer: Particpating Blogs were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact tom@gmail.com if you have any additional questions. If you would like to see your product/company featured like this contact Tom at tom@mompoweredmedia.com to see what we can do for your organization.

Win a Plush Trick or Treat Bag

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Plush Trick or Treat Bag Giveaway

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Are you ready for Halloween? I know finding a cute and particular trick or treat bag can be tough sometimes! And I know I love them personalized….and you want them built well so that you can hopefully get more than one year of use out of it! The solution? These adorable bags from One Step Ahead! In fact, they are giving away 31 of them! Head over HERE to check out the sweepstakes.

Now, how about a GIVEAWAY right here? That’s right! One lucky reader will win an One Step Ahead Trick or Treat Bag just in time for Halloween.

Here’s how to enter:

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Could it be time to cut your Cable Cord?

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Could it be time to cut your Cable Cord?

Could it be time to cut your cable cord

Fall TV is back, but it may be time to cut the cable cord.

Do what?! Don’t worry, I didn’t say get rid of the TV, just the cable. Stick with me for a few.  I remember a time, not that long ago when we had a house phone. I was in Jr High and caller ID was the next big thing. If my parents wanted to get a hold of me, I had a beeper. I didn’t have a cell phone until my senior year of high school and it was one of those old boxy ones with the earpiece that slid up.  My dad still has a land line but I have not had once since college.

Many Americans have decided to cut their landlines and instead use mobile devices at home. In addition to cutting phone landlines, many Americans have also decided to cut their subscriptions to cable or satellite TV, as they have found alternate ways to stream movies and TV at home via smartphones and tablets.

How much do you spend on Cable each month? I know we have spent anywhere from $80 to $150 a month over the last few years. That’s a nice chunk of change that I could use for other things.

I’m not saying get rid of your TV. While I do understand that there are those who have done that, I know my family and I enjoy watching movies together. There are also quite a few TV shows that I really enjoy.  Did you know that you can also rely on your mobile devices for entertainment purposes within your homes?

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One of my favorite things to do on my iPad is stream movies.  There are so many apps like NetflixHulu Plus, and of course iTunes.  Thanks to the reliability of U.S. Cellular’s 4G LTE network I’m able to watch my movies with no issue.  iPads are not the only device you can stream movies on. There are other cutting-edge devices like the Apple iPhone5S or Samsung Galaxy S5.

You can even use your mobile technology to stream entertainment, even if you still use cable and / or satellite TV.  Starz, HBO, and Encore all have their own apps.  These features are really nice when we can’t agree what to watch.  It’s amazing how technology can enable better moments through simplifying and enhancing your life.

Did you know that Americans who no longer subscribe to cable or satellite TV have increased 44 percent in the past four years to 7.6 million households, according to an Experian Marketing Services report?  A recent U.S. Cellular survey revealed that 79 percent of respondents use a smartphone daily. Of those, 84 percent have cable or satellite TV, but 34 percent have considered dropping it for alternate services. Furthermore, 15 percent are likely to discontinue cable or satellite TV in the next year. Smartphones and tablets, such as the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy S5 and Apple iPad Air, are popular devices to watch downloaded or streaming video.

By using a mobile device with 4G LTE speeds you can keep up with your favorite shows wherever you are.

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If you still like watching movies on the big screen you can reduce your monthly bill by turning to cable alternatives such as Roku. We have one and we’re able to pull up our Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, and more up on it.

Smartphones and tablets have reduced the need to fully depend on a remote control to find your favorite TV show, sporting event or a movie.  You can actually use your phone or tablet as a remote!

With the fall TV season set to debut soon, here are tips and questions to help you decide if it’s time to tune out cable or satellite TV:

  • Determine what TV shows you watch. If your list is small, Google Play and iTunes sell individual TV episodes for $1.99 to $2.99. Season passes are available at a discount rate.
  • Hulu Plus and Netflix offer monthly subscriptions that begin at $7.99, and you can watch HD shows on all of your devices including your computer, tablet or smartphone.
  • Are you already a subscriber to at least one of the above mentioned monthly subscription sites? Then you may be interested in purchasing a streaming media player such as a Roku, Apple TV, orAmazon Fire, which allows you access to thousands of channels, subscriptions services, convenient ways to rent or buy movies, watch on demand shows and play games.
  • Are you always on-the-go and can’t watch your shows when they initially air? Being able to stream them wherever you are from a tablet or smartphone with an inexpensive subscription may be a more efficient way to see your favorite storylines.
  • Do you watch a variety of comedies, dramas and sporting events on a wide range of channels? While alternatives are available, it may be better to keep your cable or satellite service to ensure you can continue to watch everything you want.

 If you have children that have access to devices they can stream TV and Video from I would highly recommend downloading the free Parent Child Agreement to help start a conversation on online safety and usage.

I’m curious, have you cut the cord already? Have you thought about it?

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Win a Global Girl Prize Pack – 2 Winners

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Global Girl Giveaway

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Sponsored by: Global Girl

Hosted by: Mom Blog Society and Bella Savvy

Here’s a fun giveaway for you. We have two different Global Girl prize packs that we’re giving away. Read on to find out more about the Global Girls, the prize packs, and how you can win! Good luck!

Each Global Girl doll visually tells a story that’s captured through her clothing, and carried on when your child reads her companion book. It’s like taking a look into a window of modern day cultures from around the world, opening each girls mind to the diverse world in which we all live.

This collection consists of 6 ethnically diverse dolls;

  • Vivienne from France
  • Amahle from South Africa
  • Tiffany from the United States
  • Marcela from Argentina
  • Tatiana from Russia
  • Mei Ling from China

Read the full review of a Global Girl doll & companion book here.

One winner will receive the doll of their choice along with an autographed companion book. A second winner will receive the whole collection of autographed companion books (6 total).

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Disclosure: Mom Blog Society received an item for review only and no other compensation for the giveaway. No other bloggers involved in the promotion of this giveaway were compensated in any way for the promotion of this giveaway. The bloggers involved in this giveaway are not responsible for prize shipment or fulfillment. Prize delivery and fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsor (Global Girl). The winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected. Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter are not endorsing or liable for this giveaway.

Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card #GetFronto

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#GetFronto Giveaway – Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card

Fronto Earn Money When Your Phone is Locked

Are you ready for a sweet giveaway?! We’re giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Read on to find out more about #GetFronto and how you can win. Good luck!

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Fronto is an Android mobile app that allows you to earn rewards just by waking up your phone. Just swipe. That’s it!  But we all know that bloggers are addicted to their phones, so I was thinking, how is this going to show me anything new?  Always the skeptic I know! But anyway, the setting up of Fronto was done in less than 5 minutes which was nice, and it even included a tutorial so you know what to do to get off of the “locked” screen.

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I loved that you can log in with Facebook, or with your email either way is completely safe, but I opted for email registration.  The sign up form was really quickly filled out and I was earning within a matter of minutes! Don’t worry about the time it says on the screen shots, I was interrupted several times while downloading! :)

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As you can see there isn’t anything hard about the registration process.  Once you have completed all of the fields, click register and you are good to go.

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After you install Fronto you then receive a tutorial as to what to expect and then you are given a reward for completing it! I was almost hooked instantly, but the first locked content I saw was for a gaming site.  It was a family friendly one, but I didn’t complete it, just swiped and it was gone, but I made 20 points just by swiping to no.  I then made my phone call, and went back to work.

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The next screen was worth 20 points! Score! It’s mine because I’m heading to Los Angeles later this month and I can always use a free drink! The next time I was brought to an article that I actually enjoyed reading and earned points for it as well.  So, I’ve earned 60 points in the first  20 minutes or so of having Fronto installed on my phone.  And I’ve been working too, so that is pretty sweet if you ask me. I’m sure tonight when I have more free time I will rack up the points!

#GetFronto #Giveaway - Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card

I love that you can trade points for Amazon Cash or even Paypal Cash! This will be a great help at Christmas time when it is time to get everyone gifts! The content is interesting and seems to be almost “personalized” for the user.  Each time you read or particpate in an offer you get rewarded with points! It is the perfect reward system to use on any smartphone!!

Download the Fronto App today to start being rewarded today! Follow Fronto on Facebook and Twitter too!

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Be sure you are entered for your chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card from Fronto too!! Extra bonus entries for downloading and trying Fronto!

Giveaway is open to 18 years old or older. Must be a US resident in order to win.  Giveaway will run from 9/18/14-9/30/14 midnight CST.  Winners have 24 hours to claim their prize via email.  Fronto is responsible for shipment of the prize not the individual blogs helping promote this event.

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Amazon.com Boxtroll Contest

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Amazon.com Boxtroll Contest

 Amazon.com Boxtroll Contest #giveaway donnahup

Calling all you DIYers! This giveaway is for you!  Read on to find out you can win Amazon Gift Cards! Good luck!

It’s time to get crafty!  Amazon.com is hosting a special “Think Inside The Box” contest where participants can build their own Boxtroll costume out of cardboard boxes for a chance to win a Grand Prize of $3,000 in Amazon gift cards!
“THINK INSIDE THE BOX” WITH AMAZON.COM CONTEST

INSPIRED BY FAMILY EVENT MOVIE THE BOXTROLLS

SANTA MONICA, California, September 17th, 2014 – To celebrate this month’s nationwide release of the family event movie The Boxtrolls, Focus Features has teamed with Amazon.com for the “Think Inside the Box” contest. The most original and creative Boxtroll costume made out of the distinctive Amazon.com box (or any unbranded cardboard box) will be determined by the contest judges and Amazon.com Facebook fans, with the winner receiving $3,000 in Amazon.com Gift Cards.

The contest, which runs through Friday, October 17th, invites participants to make a costume the way the Boxtrolls do – out of a box – and submit a photo via Amazon’s Facebook page. A panel of judges will evaluate all submitted original costume creations inspired by the Boxtrolls themselves. The resulting finalists will then be put to a vote on the Amazon Facebook page, where fans will weigh in to select the lucky winner. Photos must be submitted by Friday, September 26th; voting takes place Monday, October 13th through Friday, October 17th. Contest details and a link to the rules can be found at www.amazon.com/boxtrolls.

Wearing boxes like turtles wear their shells, the Boxtrolls are kindhearted tinkerers who have used their imagination to build a home and community beneath the cobblestoned streets of the town of Cheesebridge. They are always making unique and creative costumes, using their imagination. Among the Boxtrolls friends – named after what was originally in the boxes they wear – are Fish, Shoe, and an 11-year-old boy named Eggs who thinks he’s a Boxtroll.

About The Boxtrolls

Being released nationwide by Focus Features on Friday, September 26th, The Boxtrolls (www.TheBoxtrolls.com) is the all-new family event movie from LAIKA, the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman, that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead Wright of Game of Thrones) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie (Elle Fanning of Maleficent). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family. Based upon the book Here Be Monsters, by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and is MPAA-rated PG.

Heroes Wanted! XPRIZE Is Launching A Video Contest For 8-17 Year-Olds To Form The Real-Life BIG HERO 6

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Big Hero 6 XPRIZE Video Contest

This contest is amazing! I wish I could win …. How would you like to walk the Red Carpet and go behind the scenes?! Read on to find out more!

Heroes Wanted! XPRIZE is launching a video contest for 8-17 year-olds to form the real-life BIG HERO 6!!! Six Winners will win a trip to LA to walk the Red Carpet at the Hollywood Premiere of Disney’s BIG HERO 6 and go behind the scenes of Walt Disney Animation Studios!

You can enter the #BigHero6 XPRIZE Video Contest here.

You can find the official rules here.

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LOS ANGELES (September 17, 2014) –XPRIZE has joined forces with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Disney Corporate Citizenship for today’s launch of a nationwide video contest designed to find the real-life counterparts to the animated heroes that will soon burst onto the big screen in “BIG HERO 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure from Disney opening November 7, 2014.

The DISNEY BIG HERO 6 – XPRIZE CHALLENGE invites young people between the ages of 8 and 17 to harness their creativity and come up with innovative ideas to tackle the world’s biggest challenges using science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics.

The six winners, the real-life “Big Hero 6,” will travel to Los Angeles to walk the red carpet at the film’s Hollywood premiere in early November, go behind the scenes and meet the creative minds at both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, join a special “Visioneering™” experience at XPRIZE headquarters, plus other prizes.

Video Submissions will be judged on innovation, creativity and presentation. Twenty (20) finalists will be selected based on the highest scores resulting from preliminary scoring by XPRIZE judges.  In mid October, a panel of luminary S.T.E.A.M. expert judges will evaluate the twenty finalists’ submissions and six (6) winners will be selected through a combination of the expert judges’ scores and public voting results.

Said Walt Disney Animation Studios President Ed Catmull, “We are thrilled to work with XPRIZE to find real-life young heroes whose desire is to tackle the world’s great challenges. It’s an honor for all of us at Walt Disney Animation Studios to welcome them at our Studio and at the premiere of “Big Hero 6.”

“The young people who win this contest will be real-world heroes, ready and willing to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing our world today,” said Trish Halamandaris, senior vice president marketing & communications at XPRIZE. “The XPRIZE Foundation is excited to be conducting this competition that challenges young people to be bold, creative and smart, and to dare to think big. We believe that solutions to the problems facing humanity can come from anyone, anywhere, and one of these kids just might come up with an idea that can truly change the world.”

In addition to the trip to Los Angeles, the six winners will receive reimbursement for one (1) Contestant registration for FIRST® LEGO® League for the competition season 2014-2015 in the US or Canada, and a Special littleBits® NASA Space Kit and cloudBit™ Starter Kit.

The contest is open for submissions from September 17, 2014, to October 12, 2014.

Participating kids will compete in two divisions: Junior Division (8-12 years of age), and Senior Division (13–17 years of age). All entrants must have prior consent from their parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the challenge. Registration details are available at xprizechallenge.org/bighero6.

The video submissions may involve a short story, sculpture, drawing, model, robot or whatever method best communicates the idea in the most creative way (please see Official Rules for further details, restrictions and limitations). They will be scored on how well they explain the problem, show their solution, and explain what they learned and the impact their idea would have on themselves and the world. The more creative and engaging their presentation is, the better their chance of winning.

Supporting XPRIZE Partners include FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), littleBits Electronics and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Challenge registration and video submissions start September 17, 2014, and end October 12, 2014.  Public Voting will start October 15, 2014 and end October 19, 2014. Open to legal residents of US and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are ages 8 through 17 before September 17, 2014.  Parental consent is required.  Travel must occur on November 2-6, 2014 (or such other dates designated by Sponsor).  For details, restrictions, and limitations and to enter, please visit Official Rules at: xprizechallenge.org/bighero6. Sole Sponsor: XPRIZE.

ABOUT “BIG HERO 6” MOVIE:

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 7, 2014. For more information, check out www.Disney.com/BigHero6, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/DisneyBigHero6, and follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation.

 

About XPRIZE:

Founded in 1995, XPRIZE is the leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize in five areas: Learning; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences. Active prizes include the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, the $2.25 million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, and the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. For more information, go to www.xprize.org. XPRIZE® is a registered trademark of XPRIZE Foundation, Inc.

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Follow Walt Disney Animation Studios on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DisneyAnimation

 

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Visit the Website: http://www.disney.com/BigHero6

BIG HERO 6 opens in theaters everywhere on November 7th!

INTO THE WOODS – New Poster Now Available

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Here is another movie I can not wait to see! It looks so good and it’s coming out this Christmas. In fact, the new one-sheet for Disney’s INTO THE WOODS is now available!

INTO THE WOODS - New Poster Now Available #IntoTheWoods

INTO THE WOODS is rated PG and opens in theaters everywhere on December 25th!

#IntoTheWoods

Like INTO THE WOODS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoods

 

Follow INTO THE WOODS on Twitter: https://twitter.com/intothewoods

 

INTO THE WOODS is rated PG and opens in theaters everywhere on December 25th!

INTO THE WOODS

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoods

Twitter: @IntoTheWoods

U.S. Release Date:                    December 25, 2014

Rating:                                      PG

Cast:                                        Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey

                                                Ullman, Christine Baranski and Johnny Depp.

Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Tammy

      Blanchard, Lucy Punch, Frances de la Tour, Simon Russell Beale, Richard Glover, Joanna Riding, Annette Crosbie.

Director:                                   Rob Marshall

Producers:                                Rob Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt, Callum McDougall

Screenplay by:                          James Lapine

Based on the musical play by:          Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters Dec. 25, 2014.

Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, “Into the Woods” is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

Notes:

·         Into the Woods” premiered on Broadway on Nov. 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony® Awards for best score, best book and best actress in a musical. Among other awards, the musical received five Drama Desk awards, including best musical. “Into the Woods” has been produced around the world, including a 1988 U.S. tour, a 1990 West End production, Broadway and London revivals, in addition to a television production, DVD recording and a 10-year-anniversary concert.

·         The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others.

·         The award-winning production team includes Dion Beebe (“Collateral,” “Chicago,” “Nine”), Oscar® winner for the Marshall-helmed “Memoirs of a Geisha,” as director of photography. Dennis Gassner (“Skyfall,” “Quantum of Solace”), who won his own Oscar for “Bugsy,” serves as production designer, and three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Chicago,” “Alice In Wonderland”) is costume designer.

BOILERPLATE:

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them. Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters Dec. 25, 2014. For more information, like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoods and follow us on Twitter: @DisneyPictures.