Saturday, March 12, 2011

Review: Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family

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Do you ever wonder how you could spend less at the grocery store? I learned how one family does in Cut Your Grocery Bill In Half with America's Cheapest Family by Steve and Annette Economides.

In this book, readers learn ideas they can use themselves which can help save up to $3,000 annually on groceries with different tips, tools, tricks and strategies from the Economides.

This book does talk about cutting coupons but also includes other money saving tips. Definitely use the sales that occur. This book does apply mostly to consumers in the US but if you are savvy you can apply most of the ideas anywhere.

I recommend taking a few ideas and starting slow. Don't feel like you have to jump in and do everything or you will get very overwhelmed with doing this and following that procedure. Plan your meals in advance, use those coupons and shop for products on sale. At least start with a few manageable tasks and work up from there.

If you follow a strict and organic diet I'm not too sure if you will be able to use all of these tools, as I know I can't use all of them. However, use what you can and use the book as a reference, not as the only material that you learn from.

Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Giveaway: Salon Grafix 450 Maximum Heat Protect Spray

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Do you ever style your hair with a blow dryer, a curling iron or straightener? If so, Salon Grafix has a new product called the 450 Maximum Heat Protect Spray just for you. This product is applied before blow drying, straightening, curling or using other heated styling tools. Instead of having dry, brittle, and split ends, you could protect that expensive color and cut that you pay so much for every 6-8 weeks to maintain.

It is the first ever 450 degree thermal protecting spray and even conditions the hair while protecting hair from the extreme heat from styling tools. The 450 Maximum Heat Protect Spray is suitable for all hair types. It contains a one of a kind polymer that delivers maximum hold and ultimate moisturizing.
Using a protecting spray is so important, especially for those of us that use multiple heat styling tools on an everyday basis. I know I personally am excited about this product especially because my flat iron I use is set to 430 degrees and I know that the current product that I'm using is not fully protecting my hair. This Salon Grafix Heat Protect Spray will be protecting my hair and help me to grow it out longer. 

Buy It: Salon Grafix 450 Maximum Heat Protect Spray is a very affordable $6.99 and is sold at CVS and Rite-Aid. If you are in Canada, Salon Grafix products can be found at Shopper Drug Mart. Check out the other Salon Grafix products that are available and you will see all of the other locations that these products are available at. 

Win It: One (1) Winner of Salon Grafix 450 Maximum Heat Protect Spray

Giveaway ends 3/26/11 at 11:59 pm



Winner will be selected using random.org and contacted by email. 
Winner must respond by email within 48 hours of receiving email. If Winner does not respond to contact email, he or she will forfeit this prize and a new winner will be selected and notified. 

Mandatory Entry to Enter This Giveaway:
Follow Salon Grafix on Facebook and leave a comment below stating you followed this step along with your facebook name. 

Extra Entries to Win:
1. Follow Becca's Perspective on Facebook +3 entries
2. Follow Becca's Perspective on Google Friend Connect +2 entries
3. Follow Becca's Perspective on Twitter +2 entries
4. Follow Salon Grafix on Twitter +2 entries
5. Visit Salon Grafix and let me know what other product you would like to try
6. Tweet "I entered to win Salon Grafix 450 Heat Protection Spray at Becca's Perspective http://bit.ly/g5AutW #giveaway" +1 entry per day
7. Sign up for Becca's Perspective RSS Feed +3 entries
8. Subscribe via email to Becca's Perspective +5 entries
9. Post about this giveaway on your blog +6 entries 
10. Enter another current giveaway (+3 entries for each giveaway- please state which other giveaway you entered)

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Salon Grafix. I was given an opportunity to host this giveaway through my membership with The Product Review Place. I am not being compensated to do this giveaway. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Giveaway: Uprinting.com Die Cut Business Cards

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Business cards come in handy for more than just business professionals. I personally like business cards for entering those "win a free lunch" giveaways at restaurants and giving them out to people I meet that I want to be able to contact me, either by email or telephone.

Uprinting has Die Cut Business Cards that are offered in many different shapes (like circle, leaf, half circle, rounded corners) and glossy printing on an extra thick card stock. Definitely a step up from the traditional rectangular business cards.

Uprinting Die Cut Business cards are made with recycled paper and printed using soy ink.

If you need help designing your business cards or have a question in general, they have a great feature on their website called "Live Chat" where you can speak with a person directly. I even found out that Eugene is the one you want to talk to for design help and he is available from 9pm to 3pm PST.

Win It: One (1) Winner of 250 Die Cut Business Cards

Product Details:
1.75" x 3.5", 2" x 3.5", or 2" x 2"; 2.5" Diameter (Circle)
Rounded Corner, Leaf, Rounded, Single- Corner, Half-Circle Side, Circle
14 pt Cardstock Gloss/ Matte/ High Gloss (UV), or 13 pt Cardstock Uncoated
6 Business Day turnaround
Front only or Front and Back Printing

Giveaway ends 3/17/2011 at 11:59 pm 

Winner will be selected using random.org and contacted by email. 
Winner must respond by email within 48 hours of receiving email. If Winner does not respond to contact email, he or she will forfeit this prize and a new winner will be selected and notified. 

Notes: This giveaway is limited to US residents 18 years old and above. 
If you have already won a UPrinting Die-Cut Business Card giveaway in the last 6 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway. 



Mandatory Entry To enter this giveaway:
Follow Becca's Perspective on Facebook and leave a comment below telling me that you followed this step.

Extra Entries to Win:
1. Follow Becca's Perspective on Google Friend Connect (GFC) +1 entry
2. Follow Becca's Perspective on Twitter + 2 entries
3. Follow UPrinting on Facebook +2 entries
4. Subscribe to Becca's Perspective by email and verify your subscription +5 entries
5. Post about this giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment with your Facebook name +3 entries
6. Check out UPrinting and tell me which Business Cards you would choose if you won +2 entries
7. Tweet "I entered to win Die-Cut Business Cards on Becca's Perspective http://bit.ly/hGylhJ" +1 entry (can be done once per day) 
8. Sign up for Becca's Perspective RSS feed +3 entries
9. Post about this giveaway on your blog and leave the link to your post in your comment +6 entries

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Uprinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive business cards for hosting. For more information about business cards, please visit http://www.uprinting.com/business-cards.html.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Robitussin Coupon

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A valuable coupon to save $1.00 on a purchase of Robitussin. Make sure to have this product around for the next flu or cold someone experiences in you household.

Coupons.com

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Its time to save money at the grocery store with Coupons.com! You can create an account with coupons.com, select the coupons that you would like, and then print free grocery coupons at home on your own printer!

This week there are coupons like:
- Save $0.55 off Honey Nut Cheerios
- Save $2.00 off Men's Dove Deodorant
- Save $1.00 off two windex
- Save $2.00 off 2 Hillshire Farms Lunchmeat

Tuesday Tell All 3.8.11

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I'm hoping to keep up with this every Tuesday, as its simple and sweet. If you'd like to join, please click the button below. As always, please leave a comment and share the blog love! I'd love to hear your opinions!



We all love Holidays don't we, but which is your favorite one??

I absolutely love Christmas. I listen to Christmas music year round and have hundreds upon hundreds of different songs and versions of of songs on my computers and ipods. Robert and I have even been known to put up our Christmas tree and decorate the inside of our house in October before Halloween because someone (cough, cough... ME!) was too excited for Christmas and couldn't wait any longer! I love the lights, the shopping for other people, the Christmas spirit, the spending time with family, the traditions, and the baking.

What is your favorite holiday? Anyone's favorite Labor Day, President's Day, or one of those random holidays that we don't get a day off from work?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tuesday 3/7 Blog Hops

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Welcome to my new friends! Thanks for stopping by. Please leave a comment so I can make sure to say hello and follow you back.

I'd love it if you could follow me on facebook and twitter as well!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Review and Giveaway: TheGoodOnYa Bar Sample Pack

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TheGoodOnYa Bar is NOT just another snack bar out there on the market. My dear friends, they are something on a whole level of their own. The motto of TheGoodOnYa Bar company is "every ingredient matters."

These bars are certified organic and contain no more than 10 ingredients in each bar. Here is a list of the total of all ingredients TheGoodOnYa Bars uses: 100% Organic Cold Milled Flax, 100% Pure Organic Maple Syrup, 100% Organic Raw Hemp Seeds, 100% Organic Raisins, 100% Organic Raw Sunflower Seeds, 100% Organic Raw Brazil Nuts, 100% Organic Unfiltered Olive Oil, 100% Organic Dark Chocolate, Celtic Sea Salt, Organic Vanilla, 100% Organic Roasted Valencia Peanut Butter, 100% Organic Raw Honey, 100 Organic Raw Sesame Seeds, 100% Organic Dark Chocolate.

Even with so few ingredients, they still taste delicious. They are moist and sweet and very satisfying. I was hesitant at first because they are high in fat, although one way to combat this for myself is to use this bar as a meal instead of eating it as a snack. Now don't get me wrong- this is all GOOD fat. I am not afraid to have a diet including good fat, as I know personally I am able to loose more weight and maintain a healthier weight when I include these better fats in my diet. If you are worried about the fat in these bars, check out this website from the Mayo Clinic where it explains how important healthy fat is in your diet and the good types of fats. I ate the Breakfast Bar for breakfast yesterday morning instead of a bowl of cereal and I felt very satiated until lunchtime.
I do like having an alternative to the usual organic bars that I eat and I will be purchasing these soon in the future. I like the mild sweetness but also the texture of each of these bars. Plus, the chocolate in the bars was pretty good as well. 
These bars are great as well if you have a restrictive diet or eat very healthy
- No Dairy
- 55%, 60% or 76% raw
- No Soy
- Non GMO
- Gluten Free
- 8-10g Protein per bar
- Handmade in small batches

I really love the fact that these are made from so few ingredients but also taste good and are so healthy for you. There are so many "health products" on the market, including organic products, that are really just filled with lots of ingredients and aren't healthy for our bodies. This product, however, is definitely one I recommend and will be keeping around in my pantry. 

You can purchase these bars online and I've even heard of them being in some local health food grocery stores. Let me just say, the shipping was crazy fast! The owner of the company was great to work with, and I just love supporting new(ish) and small businesses.



Giveaway: The GoodOnYa Bar- Sample Pack 

(3 bars; breakfast bar, peanut butter honey, peanut butter dark chocolate)











This giveaway ends 3/21/11

11:59 pm PST
Winner will be selected using random.org and contacted by email. 
Winner must respond by email within 48 hours of receiving email. If Winner does not respond to contact email, he or she will forfeit this prize and a new winner will be selected and notified.  

Note: This giveaway is limited to US residents only for those 18 years and above
Mandatory Entry To enter this giveaway:

Like TheGoodOnYa Bars on Facebook and leave a comment on this post telling me you completed this step. Please leave your email in this post as well. 

Additional Entries- These are a simple way to gain extra entries. Just choose which one(s) you would like to do, follow the step, and then leave a comment telling me that you did it. Simple as that! Good luck and thanks for entering! If you already do one of these things, just leave a comment telling me that!

1. Follow Becca's Perspective on Google Friend Connect (2 entries)
2. Follow The GoodOnYa Bar on twitter (2 entries)
3. Like Becca's Perspective on Facebook (2 entries)
4. Check out TheGoodOnYa Bar website and post a comment here about something you learned about the company (2 entries)
5. Subscribe to Becca's Perspective through Email (5 entries)
6. Follow Becca's Perspective on twitter and leave a comment with your username (2 entries)
7. Post about this giveaway on your Facebook page and leave your Facebook name (3 entries)
8. Tweet  "I entered to win a sample pack of TheGoodOnYa Bars at Becca's Perspective http://bit.ly/dUdqLh" and leave a comment with a link to your page. (1 entry per day)








  

The GoodOnYa Bar is a bar gone rogue. Not afraid to use real food with healthy fats. This is not just an energy bar, but an organic nutrition bar that offers you real value for your money. Organic, dehydrated and full of flavor. This is what you should you be eating.

Disclosure: I was provided with a sample pack of TheGoodOnYa Bars in exchange for this review. Regardless, I only recommend products that I believe in and the opinions above are my own. This sample in no way effected the outcome of this review. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

Giveaway Websites

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For my fellow bloggers and friends that love giveaways, check out these websites. I list my giveaways on the following websites and it is a great place to get publicity for your giveaways and to also find new giveaways to enter.

- GiveawayScout.com is one where you list your giveaways and the company actually scans your blogs using your RSS reader to see the posts that list the word giveaway in them and then publishes them on their site. They even publish your giveaways on multiple channels including their facebook, twitter, and widget network.
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