Thursday, November 24, 2016

Shark Rocket Complete Vacuum with DuoClean Technology #Review #Ad

Disclosure: I received a complementary Shark Rocket Complete Vacuum with DuoClean Technology in exchange for a review. No other compensation was received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours.




With today being Thanksgiving, it's time to consider those holiday gifts and the entertaining you will be doing over the next month or so. I recently received the Shark Rocket Complete Vacuum with DuoClean Technology for review purposes. Having the proper tools are essential for cleaning your home for the holidays and even for every day.

What is DuoClean Technology?  DuoClean Tecnology uses TWO brushrolls moving at the same time to help clean. Dirt on floors and carpets come in three sizes: small, large and stuck on. With this vacuum, there NO need to use dustmops and brooms to get the left behind dirt.

Upon arrival, I opened the package to find a bunch of things inside the box. It was a bit overwhelming at first to be honest but I found the quick start guide booklet that came inside so I could figure out how to put it together. It was so simple and took only a few minutes. Most of the pieces are accessories and not parts that are needed to assemble the actual vacuum.


Once the vacuum itself was put together, it was time to test it out. I purposely did not vacuum my upstairs hallway area for a period of time so that it was ready for testing this vacuum out. As you can see, it was pretty bad. My daughter and I have long dark hair that ends up everywhere. Clumps of our hair end up all over the carpets along with other dirt. The vacuum has two settings for vacuuming. One for bare floors and area rugs and one for high pile carpets. The vacuum has a nice handle that it comfortable to hold while using. After placing your foot on the bottom part, a simple flip of the switch near the handle, turns it on.



The vacuum moves itself so you are not pushing it around. It glides on floors and carpet. I was extremely impressed at how well it picked up hair and dirt from my carpets in one pass. Other vacuums take multiple passes and even then, some don't pick up everything. Here are two before and after photos.

BEFORE

AFTER

BEFORE

AFTER


Another feature that I found fantastic was that you are able to take out both brushrolls for easy cleaning and put them back in with ease. With other vacuums, you are either not able to even take out the brush(es), or you need a screwdriver or other tool in order to even access it. It becomes a hassle and not something you end up wanting to deal with. I cleaned my hallway area and was shocked at how much hair was wrapped around the one brushroll. It was pretty disgusting. With a push of two buttons, you are able to easily access the brush, snap it out, clean off hair and dirt, snap it back in and snap the lid closed. It took me about 5 minutes from start to finish to take out the brush and clean it and put it back. Shark even includes a brush cleaner that has a ripper on one end to help remove hair! This feature is super important to me because I have ruined many vacuums in the past from having so much hair wrapped around the brush, and not being able to easily access the hair to remove it. The vacuums then did not suction properly and eventually stopped working all together.

BRUSH CLEANER AND RIPPER

The vacuum is super light weight and comes with a bunch of tools to help make cleaning your entire home easy. It even converts to a hand held vac!

The under appliance wand makes cleaning under a fridge or other appliance super easy. It also comes with an upholstery tool, duster crevice tool, TruePet motorized brush, and duster brush. There is a tool for every job in your home.

I would highly recommend this vacuum for helping to get your home nice and clean for holiday entertaining or even just for every day cleaning. It would also make a great gift!

Learn more about the Shark Rocket Complete Vacuum with DuoClean Technology HERE.

Disclosure: I received a complementary Shark Rocket Complete Vacuum with DuoClean Technology in exchange for a review. No other compensation was received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours.



Surviving Winter with Kungs Premium Winter Car Care Products! #Ad

Disclosure: I will receive a Kungs premium Winter car care package in exchange for posting. No other compensation will be received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours.





Winter is coming... or should I say it's already here for some parts of the country? Here in Pennsylvania, we've been lucky with relatively warm weather for November but it has very recently gotten colder. I know that the snow, ice and sleet will be on it's way soon! I love the snow as I think it can be a pretty sight but absolutely despise cleaning off my car after a storm. Having the right tools for the job are essential.
 
But there's really no reason to be afraid of the shorter days and colder nights. Fresh snowfall, wind-chilled cheeks, and abundant layers of clothing are a natural part of winter. With at least six months of winter per year, the countries of the North embrace the cold months with enthusiasm—and they could teach us a thing or two about surviving winter. 
 
I recently partnered with Kungs - Finnish producer of premium snow brushes and ice scrapers that are tested in the harshest Arctic conditions— to help spread the word on the exciting launch of these new products in the U.S., just in time for winter.
 


Made in a country with some of the severest winters on the planet, Kungs products combine Scandinavian design and ergonomics with the innovation, durability, and multi-functionality to handle anything winter throws at drivers.
 
Some quick facts about what separates Kungs snow brushes and ice scrapers from the alternatives:

  • Kungs is the market leader in Northern Europe for winter car care accessories.
  • Kungs products are designed, tested, and manufactured in extreme Finnish weather conditions—including testing in sub-zero temperatures and UV radiation!
  • All Kungs products come with a three-year warranty (which is unheard of in this category).
  • Kungs is environmentally friendly—using up to 17 different recycling methods for all waste generated during production. (This is so surprise, since Finland has been recognized as the greenest country in the world.) 
  • Kungs products are PVC-free and made of 100% polycarbonate.  
  • Year after year, Kungs has won awards in third-party tests across Europe (including most recently in Germany).
Many of us complain about winter and wish it would end sooner. But as the folks in Northern Europe know better than any of us, winter is a special season that can be thoroughly enjoyed—if you make the appropriate preparations. With my Kungs snow brushes and ice scrapers—and multiple layers of clothing—I'm ready for an adventurous winter on the road! You can find Kungs Winter car care products at your local Sears Auto Center.

Disclosure: I will receive a Kungs premium Winter car care package in exchange for posting. No other compensation will be received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

#AllAmericanHoliday Sweepstakes! #Win up to $7,000 worth of American-Made Prizes! #Ad

Disclosure: I will receive a Tervis Tumbler in exchange for posting about this sweepstakes. No other products or compensation will be received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours.



With so many companies deciding to manufacturer goods outside of the United States, it's so important to support American-Made products. A couple American-Made companies are having a sweepstakes where you can win up to $7,000 worth of goodies!

The participating brands are: Atec, Baby Quasar, Boardwalk Food Company, Bourbon and Boweties, DeMarini, Dune Jewelry, Hayden Reis, LeatherHead, Louisville Slugger, Majestic, Pawleys Island Hammock, Tervis, Virginia Diner, and Wilson.

You can win 1 of 4 prize packages or a grand prize! What can you win?


•   All-American Athlete totaling $900 and includes an Atec T3 Hitting Tee, DeMarini Slow pitch or Fast pitch softball or baseball bat, a Wilson NFL Duke Game Football, and an assortment of Tervis drinkware products.


•   All-American Sports Fan totaling $950 and includes choice of men’s Flexbase jersey from Majestic, Wilson custom football, custom Louisville Slugger souvenir bat, Boardwalk Craft Beer Pretzel Mixes, Virginia Diner peanuts and chocolates mixes, and an assortment of Tervis drinkware products.


•   All-American Style totaling $1,200 and includes a stack of bangles from Boubon & Boweties, Anti-Aging Light Therapy Device from Baby Quasar,  Hayden Reis Ditty Tote, Dune Jewelry $100 gift card, LeatherHead Lemon Ball Baseball, Ebbets cap, coaster set, and an assortment of Tervis drinkware products.


•   All-American Weekender totaling over $1,000 and includes a Hayden Reis Ditty Tote, Pawleys Island Presidential Hammock, pillow and tree straps, Boardwalk Craft Beer Pretzel Mixes, Virginia Diner peanuts, chocolates, and snack mixes, LeatherHead Naismith style lace-up basketball, coaster set, and an assortment of Tervis drinkware products.

•   Ultimate All-American totaling nearly $3,000 and includes products from all 14 brands!


The sweepstakes runs from November 15, 2016 through December 15, 2016. There is no purchase necessary and you can enter daily.

Visit www.allamericanholiday.com for further details and to enter to win! Good luck!

Disclosure: I will receive a Tervis Tumbler in exchange for posting about this sweepstakes. No other products or compensation will be received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Sneak Peek at Black Friday Deals for Amazon Devices! #BlackFriday #Amazon

Disclosure: I received the following information and received no compensation or product in exchange for posting.


Black Friday is fast approaching! With that means DEALS! I love Black Friday deals and wanted to share a sneak peek at the device deals that Amazon will be having! Keep in mind that these deals will be only while supplies last so move quickly if you want one.

·         Starting November 20Kindle Paperwhite will be $20 off – just $99.99
·         Starting November 24Amazon Echo will be $40 off – just $139.99
·         Starting November 24Echo Dot will be $10 off – just $39.99
·         Starting November 24Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote will be $10 off – just $29.99
·         Starting November 24Fire HD 8 will be $30 off – only $59.99
·         Starting November 24Fire tablet will only be only $33.33









Disclosure: I received the following information and received no compensation or product in exchange for posting.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Eat Smart Precision Pro Food Thermometer #Review #EatSmartThermometer #Ad

Disclosure: I received a complementary sample in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. Any and all opinions are honest, my own and are not swayed in any way.


Cooking is something that I really enjoy doing and I know that there are certain kitchen tools that every cook needs to have. One is a food thermometer. It's so important to make sure that your foods are cooked properly and to the correct temperature so that you don't get sick.

I recently received the Eat Smart Precision Pro Food Thermometer for review purposes. I have tried other Eat Smart products in the past and have always been happy with those so I was certain this would be no different.

Once I opened the package up, I immediately noticed some great features:

-Sleek black design
-Belt clip
-Large display with backlight
-Good sized control buttons
-A list of the perfect temperatures for meats right on the thermometer
- 5 second response time
-Anti-microbial case and sleeve
-2 year limited warranty



I really like the sleek black design. It's not a big bulky thermometer to hold in my hand during use and not bulky to store in a drawer. I have not made use of the belt clip feature myself but I think it's something that's great for those who would make use of it. I appreciate the large backlight display. My eyes are not as good as they once were so having this nice display makes it easy to see what the temperature is without any issues.

The buttons for controlling this are a good size. Many other thermometers have such tiny buttons on them that you can hardly even press them. I think my favorite feature, which might be silly, is having a few perfect temperatures on the front of the thermometer. I make a lot of meat and always have to look online for the proper temperature. Now it's right on the front of my thermometer!

I think it's also fabulous and different that this has an anti-microbial case and sleeve. No bacteria is going to be forming on this and make you sick.

Eat Smart backs up their products too and this one has a 2 year limited warranty.

Disclosure: I received a complementary sample in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. Any and all opinions are honest, my own and are not swayed in any way.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Gonex 80L Foldable Travel Duffle Bag #Review #Foldablebag #Ad

Disclosure: I received a complementary sample in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. Any and all opinions are honest, my own and are not swayed in any way.



I recently received the Gonex 80L Foldable Travel Duffle Bag for review. I don't travel a whole lot but when I do, I don't have any actual luggage to do so. I have usually resorted to using a large tote bag, filling it to the brim and hoping everything I would need would fit inside. I usually ended up with not taking things I really needed or sparing things I wanted to take because I didn't have the room in the bag.

I didn't quite know what to expect before this duffle bag arrived. I chose the Rose Red color and thought it would be your standard duffle bag. just in a pretty pink color. I was very wrong! This bag is MASSIVE and very well made. The fabric is lightweight, the zippers and straps are made extremely well. There is a pocket on the outside end and 2 pockets on the outside side.


Upon arrival, it was folded all up in a pouch. The pouch was actually part of the bag. When it's not being used, it folds up into itself for storage. The material is waterproof and resists tears. You can use it with the standard handles or with the shoulder strap.

I recently went on a small 3 day trip and needed to pack quite a bit of stuff. I needed clean outfits for myself and my daughter, toiletries, charging cords etc. It all fit with room to spare! When I say this bag is massive, it really is. It puts your standard duffle bags to shame! When I had the bag packed up and using the shoulder strap, I never once felt like the bag would tear open or that the shoulder strap would break.


I have also used this bag to pack groceries in it to carry into the house after a trip to Aldi. Aldi does not give bags so you either need to provide your own or purchase some while there. I wanted to see what this bag was made of so I packed it FULL of groceries. Again, the bag never tore and the shoulder strap did not break.



I am happy to have this bag for future travels and I know it will last a long time.


Disclosure: I received a complementary sample in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. Any and all opinions are honest, my own and are not swayed in any way.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

PAPAYAY® Waterproof and Wireless DoorBell #Review #Coupon #doorbell #Ad

Disclosure: I received a complementary sample in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. Any and all opinions are honest, my own and are not swayed in any way.


I recently received the PAPAYAY® Waterproof and Wireless Doorbell for review. While I live in an apartment that already has a doorbell, the buzz/ring of it is totally annoying. The idea of the PAPAYAY® sounded great. It's wireless, it's waterproof AND it has over 50 different chimes to choose from.




When it arrived, I took everything out of the box and started to read the booklet that came along with it. Set up was easy peasy. There are the 2 parts. Plug in the receiver into an electrical outlet and place the transmitter where you would like to use it. This could be outside to use as a standard doorbell or any number of other uses. It's basically set up after pressing a button.



It has over 50 different chimes to choose from. I love this so much! Different moods or days will call for different chimes or even different times of the year. Changing to a different chime takes little effort. You can even switch the volume of the chimes as well.

I remember when I was 17 and was in a horrible car accident. I was mostly bedridden for a couple of months. My mother bought me a bell to ring when I needed something. This was to alert her especially at night that I needed something. Something like this product would have been PERFECT! My mom could have plugged the receiver into an outlet in her bedroom and given me the transmitter. When I needed something, I could have just pressed the button and my mom would have known I needed something. This would be perfect for situations like those without breaking the bank. Maybe you have an elderly family member in your home who needs assistance frequently? Get this product and make it simple!

I have been loving using this in my home. I have changed the chimes a couple of times already! It works perfectly. I can hear someone at the door even when upstairs and the receiver is plugged in downstairs.

You can also add more receivers to the same transmitter so you would hear someone ringing in every room that you put a receiver in.

For the price and the features, I think the PAPAYAY® Waterproof and Wireless DoorBell is a must have for all homes.

The great folks at PAPAYAY® are offering a coupon code for use on Amazon.com 10% off code RA2DHJSE


Disclosure: I received a complementary sample in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. Any and all opinions are honest, my own and are not swayed in any way.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Save Money on Gift Cards to Make Holiday Shopping Budget Friendly #Saveomax16 #Ad

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however, all thoughts are honest and remain my own. Giveaway is in no way associated or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest. Instagram or any other social media site. Just the Two of Us and Deals is not responsible for prize fulfillment.



It's that time again. You know, the back to school time of year! It's the same thing every year. Once we hit the back to school time, the rest of the year just flies by. Soon it will be Halloween, then the holidays! It will creep up on us like it always does. It may only be August still but once school starts for the kids, the days fly and boom, the holidays! Don't get caught needing gifts at the last minute and not having the extra cash handy.

It's NEVER too early to get started with holiday gift shopping or finding deals involving saving money on the purchase of gift cards so you can load up on those gift cards NOW, save the money on them NOW but use the gifts cards later for those gifts.

In fact one of my favorite tips is looking for deals all year long to use for the holidays. Looking all year long at clearance racks, sale racks, using cashback websites for purchases all year and saving up the money, doing surveys for survey companies and saving up all the money and gift card promotions. Any time there is a gift card promotion that gets you money off your gift card purchase, a rebate, gas points etc, you should try to take advantage if you can. Earn those extras and put the gift cards away for the holidays.


Buy a pile of holiday gifts like this with those Visa gift cards!


You guys just know that I love to save money in any way possible. Even better than just saving money with one promotion or deal, double dipping gets me excited!

This deal from Office Max and Office Depot stores has me super excited and I want to share with you all!

From 8/21 through 8/27, you will save $15 off your purchase of $300 or more in Visa gift cards. Here is where the double dip comes in. Use your rewards credit card and earn those extra miles, points or percentage back on your purchase. Some credit cards even offer increased rewards for purchases made at office retailers. For example:

The Chase Ink Cash® and the American Express SimplyCash® credit cards offer 5% cash back on purchases made at office supply stores.

5% cash back adds up to an additional $15 savings on a $300 Visa gift card purchase, for a total of $30 off with the $15 off Office Max/Office Depot deal!

Do you see why I am excited now? It's pretty rare to get gift cards at any type of discount but to be able to double dip a deal on gift cards is fantastic!

Load up on Visa gift cards and use them later when the holidays arrive to make gift purchases a little easier on the budget. Or even use them now for that back to school shopping or anything else you'd like.




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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however, all thoughts are honest and remain my own. Giveaway is in no way associated or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest. Instagram or any other social media site. Just the Two of Us and Deals is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Healthy Summer Snack for Kids and Adults - Pirate's Booty #Review #Ad

Disclosure: I received complementary samples in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and are not swayed in any way.



I am always on the hunt for healthier snacks for my daughter. I don't like that so many snacks out there are loaded with all kinds of dyes, preservatives and the like. However, I have also noticed that many of the healthier snacks without all of those things, also don't usually taste very good. So what's a mom to do?

I was recently contacted by the great folks at Pirate's Booty to see if myself and my daughter would be interested in trying their product. I was very interested in trying it. In fact, I had come very close to purchasing Pirate's Booty at the stores a couple of times but just never did.



Pirate's Booty is a healthier snack choice that is gluten free, contains 0 grams of Trans Fats per serving, has no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, are baked and contain only 70 calories per 1/2 ounce serving.


The true test would be the taste. They are baked rice and corn puffs in an aged white cheddar flavor. To say that my daughter and I are hooked is an understatement. We are addicted! They taste like a combination of popcorn without the hull and a rice cake. Then add in the white cheddar flavor. YUM! I love that they offer 1/2 ounce bag portions along with a larger traditional bag. The portioned bags are great to throw in my purse for a snack on the go. But really, let's be honest here. I think it's in our best interest in my house that there are portioned bags. With a large bag, we may eat the entire thing in one sitting :)

A 1/2 ounce may not sound like a lot but you do get a good deal in a 1/2 ounce bag because they are a very light puff.

Contents of 1/2 ounce bag


The portioned bags would be great for camping, fishing, BBQ's for the rest of this Summer but even looking forward to the Fall, they would be great for those school lunches!

I am so happy to have found a new healthier snack for both myself and my daughter that we can enjoy without the high calories or guilt of not so great ingredients.

Disclosure: I received complementary samples in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and are not swayed in any way.

National Grandparents Day is Coming September 11th - Gourmet Gift Baskets #Review #Ad

Disclosure: I received a complementary sample to help facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. Any thoughts are honest, my own and not swayed in any way.




National Grandparents Day is right around the corner on September 11th. Mark your calendars and check out Gourmet Gift Baskets for the perfect gift for your favorite Grandma and/or Grandpa!

Gourmet Gift Baskets has a ton of things to choose from including the Grandparents Day Gift Basket, the Wine Lovers Gift Basket for Grandparents and 25 varieties of Cheesecakes, no matter what their taste is.

I was offered to chance to try one of their cheesecakes and let me tell you that choosing a flavor was so difficult. They all sounded and looked so good! Flavors such as Banana Cream, New York, Pumpkin, Cherry Almond and the list goes on. I finally decided on the New York Strawberry Topped Cheesecake.

Cheesecake is one of my most favorite dessert type items and I thought the New York Strawberry Topped would be a good choice. It was sent 2 day via UPS with dry ice. It arrived with no dry ice left in the box but the cheesecake was still frozen.

Upon Arrival - Still Frozen
I put it in the refrigerator upon arrival so it could thaw before my daughter and I dug in! The next day, we pulled it out of the refrigerator and it was perfectly thawed and ready to eat.

Thawed and ready to eat!


Dessert is Served!

We each got our piece on our plates and could not wait to eat it. The cheesecake itself is rich, dense and creamy. It's sweet but not sickening sweet. Just enough to satisfy. The strawberries on the top add another layer of delicious flavor to the New York cheesecake. The strawberries also add more sweetness to the cheesecake but nothing over the top sickening.  A little piece is plenty and is filling.

I think a cheesecake for National Grandparents Day would make an amazing gift. A super yummy treat for Grandma and/or Grandpa to let them know you are thinking about them on their day.

If cheesecake isn't something they would enjoy, Gourmet Gift Baskets has many more ideas on their website. You are sure to find something that fits the bill.


Disclosure: I received a complementary sample to help facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. Any thoughts are honest, my own and not swayed in any way.