Win $40 in Free Products from kidfresh

Did you know it’s frozen food month? Well, that means I have a fun giveaway for you!

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Back in November, I met the folks from a company called kidfresh™  at the Moms Meet WOW Summit in Orlando.

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kidfresh™ makes frozen foods for kids that have secretly healthy ingredients including hidden vegetables and whole grains. They use non-GMO and sustainably sourced products. And they taste pretty darn good (not that I get to try a lot since my kids gobble them up).

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I’ve been buying their chicken nuggets since I discovered them at ShopRite. They are the perfect standby food to keep in the freezer and heat up in a pinch for the kids (they take less than a minute in the microwave). My kids have NO IDEA they have vegetables ground up in the breading.

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This month, kidfresh generously sent me coupons to try six of their products for free AND they will send one of my readers coupons for $40 worth of FREE kidfresh™ products! Read on.

Unfortunately, it was hard to find six different kids fresh™ products in the Capital Region but I did discover they sell them at numerous stores including Walmart, Whole Foods, ShopRite and Hannaford. The ones I found most often were chicken nuggets, mac and cheese and quesadillas. (Walmart had the lowest prices):

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Here is a sampling of what my kids tried:

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First up was the pizza: whole grain crust and hidden vegetables (pumpkin, actually) in the sauce. My toddler was most excited to try it.

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I thought it tasted pretty good but my oldest was thrown a little by the crust. It was a big hit with my toddler. It does look good:

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The next night, we tried kidfresh Chicken and Rainbow Rice (great name!). I was a bit surprised to discover it really wasn’t seasoned but my daughter declared it “delicious” and said she could eat it every night! (note: it’s a lovely meal but the serving size truly is kid size)

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The next sampling was of kidfresh spaghetti with meat sauce. Another huge hit and both kids enjoyed it.

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We also purchased kidfresh Wagon Wheels Mac and Cheese but haven’t yet tried it. I may have the only children in America who BOTH do not like mac and cheese (though my oldest has agreed to give this one a try).

I am very excited to have discovered this line of kid’s meals that are made by a company that truly cares about what goes in their food. I’m sold.

Would your little ones like to give them a try? You can print a coupon for $1 off HERE ….PLUS, I am giving away a pack of coupons for $40 worth of free kidfresh™ products:

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How do you enter?

  1. Leave a comment below saying whether or not you have tried kidfresh™ yet (if yes, what’s your favorite?)
  2. Be sure to be a fan of Capital Region Finds! There are lots of ways such as like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, join my circle on Google+ or subscribe on the top right!

Good luck! A winner will be randomly selected on March 31st and notified via email.

 

 

(Note: The kidfresh™ product coupons and giveaway were provided to me for free for my review. All opinions are my own.)

 

 

Giveaways Galore!

I have a number of great giveaways lined up! Coming soon…..giveaways for $40 in KidFresh products, early admission passes to the Let’s Grow Together sale and more for the Pass it On Sale and more!

First up…..a giveaway for Dial’s new Miracle Oil Body Wash.

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I received a free bottle from Dial of their new Miracle Oil Body Wash to try out and coupons to give away. Read on to see how you can win.

The body wash is infused with marula oil, which I had never heard of so I looked it up. Turns out, people use it for everything from bathing to cooking. Marula oil has a long history of being used as a moisturizing lotion and is rich is antioxidants and fatty acids- all the better for keeping your skin soft.

The body wash has a nice, fairly light scent and does not dry out your skin like some products to.

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Want to try it for free? Enter to win a coupon for a free bottle! Enter by leaving a comment below saying “pick me!” Winner will be selected at on Saturday, March 21st.

 

(Note: I received the body wash and coupons for free from Dial but all opinions and comments are my own.)

Toys R Us: Trade in a Used Bike for Up to $50 off a New One

Here’s a great way to recycle an old bike or a trike your little one has outgrown!

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Join MomSelect to Host Fun Parties!

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Not that long ago, I came across a fun group called MomSelect. As a mom or a blogger, you can join to host fun, free parties to try new products (a little like HouseParty).

I was just give the opportunity to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration! Here’s the fabulous kit they sent me:

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A whole kit was themed around Sofia the First and included snack supplies, party decorations, games, tea and Disney vacation planning DVDs.

We are big Disney fans and were so excited to get our package in the mail!

We invited a group of preschool friends and the girls had a great time enjoying Disney games and cupcake decorating.

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It worked. We’re inspired- can’t wait to plan our next Disney trip!

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Sign up for MomSelect to see what you get picked for!

 

(Note: I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own.)

Free Shutterfly Photo Book (order by 3/23)

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From March 17-23, ALL customers one free 8×8 photo book Shutterfly or a $29.99 credit towards a larger size with promo code 1FREEBOOK

Click HERE to make your book.

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Fine print: Offer expires March 23, 2015 (11:59 P.M. PT). Offer is good for one free 20-page 8×8 hard photo cover photo book through shutterfly.com, our mobile-friendly site or Shutterfly apps. Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping, and handling will apply. Customer may add options to their 8×8 book (additional pages, StorytellingTM styles and elements, photo book accessories, other cover types, etc.) at additional cost. Alternatively, customer may apply the current price of a 20-page 8×8 hard photo cover photo book (after taking into account any current discounts on shutterfly.com) toward the purchase of any larger photo book. Not valid on 5×7, 7×9 or 8×8 soft cover photo books, prepaid plans, other products, or prior purchases. Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers or credits. Not valid for resale.

(Note: This post contains an affiliate link)

Home Depot & Lowe’s: Free Kids Workshops

Build this at an upcoming free kids clinic at Lowe’s:

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Monster Jam®, featuring El Toro Loco®

Saturday, March 14 (10:00 AM)- Register HERE

Monster Jam is back at Lowe’s this weekend! Be sure to register your child to build this Monster Jam project featuring El Toro Loco®!

And build this super cute Chalkboard Planter Stand at Home Depot:

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Saturday, April 2nd (between 9 AM-12 PM)- Register HERE

  • Come learn how to build a chalkboard planter stand
  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 – 12
  • All kid get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
  • Registering online helps better plan our craft kit quantities needed

Price Chopper: Health & Beauty Doubler Coupons

In case you missed the $1 doubler coupons for health and beauty products in today’s Price Chopper newspaper insert, you can click HERE for a printable version.

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Use these coupons (up to 2 per visit) to double coupons such as these:

$1.00 off Disney, Marvel, Star Wars Gummy Vitamin

$1.00 off ONE (1) Cepacol Product
$1.00 off Nature Made Fish Oil excludes 30 count
$1.00 off ONE Vicks QlearQuil™ Product
$1.00 off any one (1) Alka-Seltzer Plus product
$1.00 off ONE ZzzQuil™ product
$1.00 off ONE Meta product
$1.00 off TWO Pepto-Bismol™ products
$1.00 off ANY One Suave Hair Care Product
$1.00 off any Colgate Total Toothpaste
$1.00 off one Colgate Mouthwash or Mouth Rinse
$1.00 off any ONE (1) CLEAN & CLEAR acne product
$1.00 off any NEUTROGENA acne product
$1.00 off any NEUTROGENA SKINCLEARING cosmetics
$1.00 off URICALM Cranberry Chewable Supplement
$1.00 off any NYC New York Color Product
$1.00 off ONE COVERGIRL Lash Blast Mascara
$1.00 off ONE COVERGIRL TruBlend Foundation
$1.00 off two Revlon Colorsilk Haircolor Products
$1.00 off ONE Old Spice Bar Soap 6ct or larger
$1.00 off ONE Old Spice Body Spray
$1.00 off ONE Old Spice Antiperspirant/Deodorant
$1.00 off ONE Old Spice Body Wash
$1.00 off ONE Crest Pro-Health Advanced Toothpaste
$1.00 off TWO Crest 3D Whitening Rinses
$1.00 off any one Curel Lotion 3.5 oz or Larger
$1.00 off ONE Olay Fresh Effects Product
$1.00 off ONE Olay Facial Cleanser or Moisturizer
$1.00 off Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner
$1.00 off ONE Herbal Essences Styling Aid
$1.00 off ONE Herbal Essences Hair Color
$1.00 off ONE Fixodent Adhesive 2 oz or larger
$1.00 off ONE Olay Bar Soap 4ct or larger
$1.00 off Gillette Antiperspirant or Deodorant
$1.00 off ONE Olay Body Wash
$1.00 off ONE Old Spice Cologne
$1.00 off ONE Old Spice Aftershave
$1.00 off TWO Scope Rinses 473ml or larger
$1.00 off L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Shampoo

Price Chopper Starbucks Coupons

Some rare coupons to print for discounts at Starbucks inside Price Chopper stores. Click HERE to print.

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New Giveaway: Purex PowerShot

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Purex sent me their newest laundry detergent to try out and it has a really cool new feature. I am one of those people who never knows exactly how much detergent to pour into those caps. This solves the problem:

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The new product, Purex® PowerShot detergent, simplifies the laundry routine by taking the guesswork of measuring. Purex® PowerShot is the only bottle that automatically dispenses the right amount of super concentrated formula. And it claims 50% more stain fighting power in every drop.

So far it comes in two scents (Mountain Breeze and Natural Elements Linen and Lilies) and various sizes:

PurexHere’s how it works. Initially, you fill the dispenser by turning it upside down.

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Just tip and pour. It will only let out the amount in the dispenser.

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Stand the bottom up straight and it refills the dispenser for your next load.

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Very cool! This may be the first bottle I actually get 45 loads out of!

Want to win a coupon for a free bottle? Enter below…..

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Leave a comment saying “pick me!” and you will be entered to win. Two winners will be randomly selected on February 26th after 9 PM and contacted via email. Enter now!

 

(Note: The Purex brand provided me with a sample of Purex PowerShot detergent in exchange for a product review. However, all opinions expressed here are my own.)

My Personal PSA That Could Save You Lots

I don’t usually write posts like this but since many of my readers are parents or care for young children, I thought you may find it very educational. It’s a bit personal but I’ve been amazed by how many people can relate.

This is about what I learned recently when we got one of those dreaded calls from the school nurse. It came out of the blue and was completely unexpected. It was a call many parents have received but the first one for me. It was a “your daughter has lice and you need to pick her up” calls. What??

I know there are many worse things a nurse can tell you but this felt pretty bad.

Lice, I have learned, are an extremely common problem in elementary school. Young kids, like my 5-year-old daughter, don’t exactly get the personal space thing. Especially 5 years olds. And just when you think it can’t happen to you, it does.

So what did we do? Well, after the initial denial, panic set in. I bought every product I could find on the store shelves. Forget the coupons, sales or shopping around. I needed something fast so I sucked it up and plunked down the money. I washed my daughter’s hair with the harsh pesticides they sell over the counter and spent a tedious 3 hours combing through each stand with the comb that came with the shampoo. I pulled out everything I found. I thought I did a good job.

But then I wasn’t so certain so I emailed Miracles on Lice Treatment Center in Ballston Lake. Yes, there actually is a salon in the Capital Region that specializes in lice removal. That’s all they do. I made an appointment for the morning. $25 for a head check. I thought it would be worth it to all be checked- I needed the peace of mind.

Miracles on Lice turned out to be incredible (and they don’t know I’m writing this post so all thoughts are truly my own). The owners are a couple and their daughter who started the business three years ago. The mom and daughter were hair dressers at a kid’s salon where they saw lice on a regular basis. Every time a hairdresser discovered lice on a client, they had to immediately ask them to leave. Families were upset and did not know what to do. This didn’t sit well with the now owners of Miracles on Lice so they became certified in lice removal, opened their own treatment center and their business is booming!

So how did the head check go? Not well. I was honestly expecting a pat on the back and “Good job! You got them all!” but that wasn’t the case. So we spent hours in the salon and a lot of money having each and every bug and egg removed by hand. Not fun but these folks were incredible.

Here’s my little one being checked (it really wasn’t as bad as she makes it look!):

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So why do I share this story? Because I learned so much about prevention and treatment and I have come to realize there is a tremendous amount of misinformation out there. So some friends encouraged me to share what I learned- to help each of you! Because it happens. And you could get the next call.

Here is what I learned:

  • Lice do not fly or jump. They run. Put two heads near each other and they can run right over in 8 seconds. That’s fast.
  • The shampoos (which are pesticides) they sell to remove them do not work well anymore. Once upon a time they did but lice have developed a tolerance. That was what I ran into.
  • Lice cannot live off the body for more than 48 hours.
  • Lice eggs (“nits”) cannot live once detached from the hair.
  • Lice don’t care how long your hair is (which is why boys get them, too), they just like your scalp.
  • 50% of people don’t even feel itchy from lice!
  • Lice love certain blood types and not others. We are A+ (otherwise known as their favorite).
  • Lice are attracted to sweet-smelling shampoos and hair products. That’s pretty much everything I own. Goodbye to all my free with coupons shampoos. They do not like the smell of rosemary or mint. I now own these beauties:

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So how on Earth do you prevent these little critters from coming home with your child? It takes some work but there are three ways to prevent:

  • Switching out your sweet-smelling shampoos and conditioners for mint (Miracles on Lice has their own line) or rosemary (like Fairy Tales).
  • Always have long hair in braids or buns when around others (especially at school).
  • Comb through your hair (or, more importantly, your child’s hair) with a lice comb (also found on Amazon) twice a day. Morning and as soon as they come home from school/daycare/playdates. Here is the best kind that what we bought (for every person in the family):

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We also bought this to help with the combing:

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Here’s another great product we purchased to spray on backpacks and coats that hang next to each other at school. It lasts 8 hours.

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It was not a fun thing to go through and also a bit embarrassing but it happens. It doesn’t matter how clean you are (in fact, lice prefer clean hair). Lice like warm scalps and if you have one, you can get them.

You can read a little more about head lice on Miracles on Lice’s website and they will also have a booth at the Hannaford Kidz Expo on March 7th. They have taught me SO much and while I can’t say I know as much as them, if you have any questions, post them below and I will get the answer for you.

 

(Note: Some of the product links are through my Amazon affiliate. They are sold other places for the same prices but I wanted to give you direct links.)

Some tips from Miracles on Lice literature:

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