Sunday, February 19, 2017

New Affordable Options Available at Denny's! #Ad

Disclosure: I received a Denny's gift card to help facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own but may vary from yours.




Denny's is the restaurant that I think of when I think of going out for breakfast. They always have great food options at great prices. They have recently updated their pancake recipe to make them more fluffier and tastier. They are made with real eggs, fresh buttermilk and vanilla. For a limited time, they have added to their $2 $4 $6 $8 menu as well with some items such as Super Blackberry Pancake Breakfast, Sticky Bun Pancake Breakfast and even a Peanut Butter Pancake Breakfast. They are available as a $4 short stack or as a breakfast with 2 eggs, bacon or sausage and hash browns for an additional cost.

Denny's has also added some new Sizzlin' Skillet creations including the new Smoky Gouda Chicken and Broccoli Skillet, new Wild Alaska Salmon Skillet and the classic Crazy Spicy Skillet. And for dessert they have added new Blueberry Pancake puppies.

When Denny's asked me to go to my local restaurant to try one of the new offerings, how could I say no? I took my daughter along with me one afternoon for lunch. I had a pretty good idea about what I wanted prior to arriving but still looked over the menu before deciding.

The menu is filled with many options for breakfast, lunch or dinner, whether you are in the mood for a lot of food or just a small amount, Denny's has you covered.

I went ahead and ordered the Sticky Bun Pancake Breakfast. When my breakfast arrived, I could not wait to dig in. I received 2 really decent sized sticky bun pancakes on one plate and my 2 eggs, bacon and hash browns on another plate. The pancakes were fluffy and were made with glazed pecans baked on the inside. Then they were covered in a cinnamon sauce and drizzled with cream cheese icing. These needed nothing additional like butter or syrup. They were sweet enough and were amazing. It was like eating a cinnamon roll in pancake form. The eggs were cooked just the way I liked, my bacon was crispy and my hash browns were yummy as well but the star of the show was the pancakes for sure.





These limited time options are only available until March 20, 2017 so you'll want to check them out soon.


Disclosure: I received a Denny's gift card to help facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own but may vary from yours.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Moto Racer 4 Available on Xbox One and PS4 January 24 - #Review and #Giveaway Ends 2/3/17! #Ad

Disclosure: I received a complementary game download in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours. Giveaway is not in any way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site.




Not that long ago, I bought the Xbox One S console as a family gift for both myself and my daughter to play games. Her and I both love to play video games and there were many games that I was interested in playing that were not available on the console that we already had. I recently received a download code for a new game called Moto Racer 4 for Xbox One. The idea of a motorcycle racing game that was family friendly really appealed to me.

The game is rated E for everyone so there is nothing inappropriate in the game so it's suitable for everyone of all ages to play. The download did take awhile to download but after it was finished download, we were able to play.




The first thing that both my daughter and I noticed was that setting up a game to play was relatively quick and easy. We also noticed that while there are many controls and buttons on the XBox One controller, playing the game was not difficult. The controls for the game were simple. There is virtually no learning curve with this game which makes it great especially for children.

There are a few different modes of play. There is a career mode in which you can work towards building a career racer in the game. You can also just play quick games of one race or multiple races in championship mode. Players can play solo or multiplayer action is also an option. With the multiplayer, the screen is split so that you can race at the same time. I like this feature because with some games, you have to take turns in multiple player games. This game allows multiple players to race each other in real time. When you first start, you are only given a choice of 3 characters to play as. As you progress in the game, more options are unlocked. You can race on tracks of dirt or even asphalt. 



My daughter and I both love this game. It is a face paced game and reminds me a lot of a motorcycle racing arcade game. I love that her and I can play a game together without any inappropriate language or graphic content of any kind. Yes, you can run into cars and other things but it merely restarts your character where you were at and does not show any blood or gore. 

The game will be available for purchase January 24, 2017, for the Xbox One and PS4 and will have a MSRP of $39.99.


GIVEAWAY

The sponsor has offered a couple of game download codes (NOT physical copies of the game) to my readers in a giveaway. This giveaway will run a little bit different from others so please be careful when entering.

There will be 2 Giveaway Tools widgets placed below for entry. One will be to win 1 of 2 XBox One game downloads and one will be to win 1 of 2 PS4 game downloads. I thought this would be better than simply one widget because I won't know who is entering for one console or the other.

RULES

You must be 18 or older and live in the US in order to enter. Giveaway ends February 3rd, 2017 at 11:59 pm eastern time. 4 Winners (2 for XBox One and 2 for PS4) will be drawn and emailed. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or another winner(s) will be drawn.








Disclosure: I received a complementary game download in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours. Giveaway is not in any way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ or any other social media site.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Beesavy iPad Pro #Giveaway Ends 1/30! #Ad

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Last Minute Holiday Gift Idea for Gamers: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare #Ad

Disclosure: I will receive a complementary copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in exchange for posting. No other compensation will be received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours.





I have always enjoyed playing video games. I've had a special place in my heart for them since day one when I received the original NES as a child. Through the years, it's been amazing to see the technology and graphics become what they have. 

If you are looking for a last minute holiday gift idea for that gamer in your life, check out Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. 

*Please note that this game is rated M for mature*

The game is available for Playstation 4, XBox one and for PC.

MSRP is $79.99 

Award-winning studio Infinity Ward breaks new ground in storytelling in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, by exploring the weight of leadership and the responsibilities that come with it in an emotional, character-driven narrative. Players are thrust into wartime leadership as Captain Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations soldier, who takes the helm of the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships. In a time of unthinkable hardships, Reyes must lead the remnants of coalition forces against a relentless enemy in a war that stretches to new terrains across the vast expanse of our solar system beyond Earth. In addition to a riveting single player campaign, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will also deliver a robust multiplayer mode, and a unique cooperative zombies experience.

And if a fabulous game wasn't enough, you could try your luck with playing online with others all over the world and get lucky like Gary and Kayleigh did. What started as just some friendly competition, lead to them meeting in person and falling in love.  You can read the story here.



Disclosure: I will receive a complementary copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare in exchange for posting. No other compensation will be received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours.


Friday, December 9, 2016

Malt Shop Cookies Can Add a Personal Touch This Holiday Season #Review #Ad

Disclosure: I received a complementary sample in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours.





If you are struggling to find that perfect gift this holiday season, Malt Shop Cookies has you covered. Malt Shop Cookies is the perfect gift for loved ones and even can provide some nostalgia.

Malt Shop Cookies are able to provide a fine and sweet finishing touch that only malted milk can provide. Malt Shop Cookies offers their cookies in a gift bag or gift tin perfect for gift giving. They even offer the ability to personalize with a picture and message from you to the recipient.

I was offered the chance to review a gift tin of cookies from Malt Shop Cookies. How could I say no? I mean, who doesn't love cookies?! My daughter and I are huge cookie lovers but have never had cookies before that were made with malted milk.

I received the Malted Milk Cookies - 18 Cookie Variety Pack in a Gift Tin. This include 6 cookies of each of their 3 flavors. The 3 flavors are chocolate chip, mocha chocolate and double chocolate.

Upon arrival, the gift tin was packaged nicely in a box along with red and green packing strips. The tin itself was a nice silver tin. On the top is where your personalized picture and message would go but I received the non-personalized version. It included a picture and a standard Christmas message. This is an option for purchase if you don't feel you would like to personalize in order to send cookies as a gift.



The cookies were packaged inside the tin in 3 sets of 6. Each set of 6 was a different flavor. Each set of cookies was labeled with the flavor as well.



We could hardly wait to dive into these yummy cookies! The are soft cookies but don't crumble much when eaten. These arrived tasting so fresh like they were just baked. The rich flavor was consistent in each cookie and within each variety of cookie. The cookies were sweet but not sickening sweet and left behind a pleasant aftertaste. After the first cookie, you can certainly tell that there is something different about them as compared to other cookies. The difference is the malted milk being used. You can taste the difference and it also makes the cookies not get stale as quick.


I was impressed by Malt Shop Cookies from start to finish. The packaging was super cute and can be personalized, the presentation of the cookies upon opening to the tin was fantastic and the cookies are definitely unique with flavor but not so unique that they are an acquired taste. I would definitely recommend these to anyone as a holiday gift or even for themselves.


Disclosure: I received a complementary sample in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. Any and all thoughts are honest, my own and may vary from yours.

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.

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AFTER

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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.