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Sunday, December 21, 2014

How To Be The #AwesomeUncle This Holiday Season!

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Want to be the #AwesomeUncle over the holidays? Or even the awesome aunt? Don't stress, there is a perfect gift for even the most difficult to please! I know a lot of us don't think giving a gift card is personable enough or you worry the recipient will think you didn't put much time or effort into it, but neither are true. Most nieces, nephews and other family members love to receive gift cards! The best part is you can find a gift card for various places at your local grocery stores!
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  • Gift cards make great holiday gifts because they are easy to buy, and easy to use. Many grocery stores now carry hundreds of gift cards, making last minute shopping fast and convenient.
  • Many grocery stores now offer “variable” gift card options, so you can load any amount you want onto the card up to $500 without having to go to the retailer.
  • Using gift cards as cash for holiday shopping and save money! Grocers like Safeway offer increased fuel rewards on gift card purchases.
  • If you prefer to shop online, check out hundreds of gift cards on GiftCardMall.com.



If giving a gift card doesn’t feel like enough for you then I have a few suggestions. You can pair an iTunes gift card with headphones, a set of gloves or scarf to go with a clothing store gift card or an assortment of candies with a theater gift card. There is always the unique ways of giving the gift card inside an ornament gift card holder, wrapping it up in a large box as sort of a joke, or putting it inside a stocking filled with other goodies like candy or small toys. For those that are difficult the best gift cards are Visa and Amazon gift cards, they can choose their own gift! And for those White Elephant, Secret Santa or for the holiday office gift exchanges, a gift card is the perfect solution. Don’t forget your neighbor, teacher, Godchild, or boss. Happy Holidays!

    Saturday, December 20, 2014

    Need the Perfect Gift? Get a Canon at Best Buy! #HintingSeason


    The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.


    There are so many reasons to capture the moment, or as I like to say the memory. With school activities, sports, and everyday life, there are going to be memories that you wished you had captured. The special memories I especially love to keep forever are the holidays celebrated together. The Canon EOS Rebel T5i is one of the best-selling DSLRs available and you can pick one up today at Best Buy! I am planning on buying the camera myself as I have been wanting a DSLR for what feels like ages. This beauty produces some exceptional images. 

    • Capture Hollywood caliber full HD video
    • Continuous autofocus while taking HD video
    • Features an 18.0-megapixel CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 5 image processor to ensure vivid, crystal-clear images.
    • The 3" vari-angle touch screen simplifies navigation. 

    Best Buy has all the latest and greatest cameras to satisfy any photographer. I use the term photographer loosely, since moms, dads, grandparents and professionals can all be a photographers. There are many camera options but I still have my eye on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i.

    Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i at Best Buy*. 
    Visit Best Buy to learn more. 
    *offer valid 12/7-12/20


    Friday, December 19, 2014

    Still Need A Holiday Gift? Grab A K’NEX® Amusement Park Set #ChosenByKids

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    With Christmas just a few days away I am still not quite finished with my shopping. Fortunately I was able to get some great ideas at the Walmart Toyland Event this past weekend. My daughters were honorary Toy Testers at the event and enjoyed trying a few of their toy selections available.



    Both my daughters were thrilled to play with the toys, they attracted attention to the event. Some people decided to purchase a toy after watching them play with them! The main reason we went was to pick up one of the K’NEX® Amusement Park sets. Unfortunately my store was completely sold out of them, as well as other local Walmart's. However, we are already very familiar with K’NEX® Amusement Park sets and have played with various K’NEX® sets.



    Not only are the K’NEX® Amusement Park sets affordable but they are on a lot of children's wish lists this year! There are three sets to choose from and I have to mention this, girls love to build things too! My daughters wanted to make sure I included that little piece of information. Below is some info on the sets.




    • Supersonic Swirl- Make your own space themed Jet Ride! Motorized for excitement and has a figure ready to ride. Comes with 464 parts, requires 2 "AA" batteries (not included). Recommended for 7+.
    • Amazin' 8 Coaster- This space themed roller coaster is motorized with a chain lift that will take the car up, and then you can watch it spiral through the track! The recommended age is 7+. The set comes with 448 parts and requires 2 "AA" batteries (not included).
    • Star Shooter- Build your own motorized, space themed roller coaster ride! The set comes with 434 parts and requires "AA" batteries (not included). Recommended for builders 7+. 


    Seriously the K’NEX® Amusement Park sets are a blast! We have played with several K’NEX® sets and the roller coasters are super fun! You can pick up a K’NEX® Amusement Park set at your local Walmart or by visiting Walmart.com. For more about K’NEX® and to stay up on the latest products and deals just check out K’NEX® Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram.