{Closed} The Art of a Fresh Start with Coffee-mate {+ Giveaway!}

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This giveaway is now closed.

Oh I have something fun to tell you about from Coffee-Mate plus an awesome giveaway!

From July 5- September 5th, you can stop by Target stores and pick up a special limited edition Coffee-mate Creamer package designed by David Bromstad.

The packages are on the French Vanilla and Hazelnut flavors and there are (4) different packages in total.  You can see above the bottles are really fun and cheerful- a great way to start off the day!  This is part of an “Art of a Fresh Start” campaign from Coffee-mate.  The idea is that each day you wake up with a blank canvas for your life.  You can turn your day into whatever you decide – try something new, have fun,  be creative!

I love, love, love this campaign because I am always telling my children to have a big life.  Seize opportunities that come your way, make your own path and stop worrying about what other people think.  Each day that you wake up and you get to decide what kind of person you want to be.  This works for me as well, sometimes I have those not so proud Mommy moments where I lose my temper or get snappy or just make a mistake.  I always try to tell myself that tomorrow is a new chance to get things right.  So that is what the entire campaign is about- starting off each day with a fresh start.

I don’t know about you but the highlight of my morning is always that first sip of coffee.  I like a few drops of hazelnut creamer in my coffee and it is just a perfect way to get ready for my day.

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And Coffee-mate is sweetening things up even more for My Frugal Adventures readers!  They have provided a $200 gift card for one lucky MFA reader to head right over to Target and score some of these gorgeous Coffee-mate bottles as well as any other things you might need.  And who doesn’t need half the store when they walk into a Target?  I sure do 😉

To enter to win the gift card just click below and let me know which flavor is your favorite- French Vanilla or Hazelnut.  Easy peasy!

I have asked for a mailing address- don’t worry I will not show up on your doorstep asking for a snack.  I just want to be able to quickly get the gift card out to the winner without a lot of back and forth emails.  Nothing else will be done with your personal info.

The giveaway will close on Tuesday, July 14th at 3pm PST.

Please be sure to click through to the blog to see the entry form below or from a mobile device click here to enter to win!

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This is a sponsored post by NESTLE Coffee-mate. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are unbiased and based on my personal view. This prize was provided by NESTLE Coffee-mate, but NESTLE Coffee-mate is not an administrator or connected in any other way with this giveaway.
The Bullseye Design, Target and Target GiftCard are registered trademarks of Target Brands, Inc. Terms and conditions are applied to gift cards. Target is not a participating partner in or sponsor of this offer.

{Closed} Safeway Gift Card Giveaway + Ragu Coupon

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Now that we are inching toward summer vacation our schedule has gotten more and more hectic. I bet you are in the same boat with sports and birthday parties and dance recitals and field trips– just crazy.

Here are a few things to make life a little easier around the dinnertime crunch:

The first is a new Ragu coupon for $.75 off two jars at Safeway. You can grab the coupon here.   That will help to stock the pantry with an easy staple for lots of quick meals.

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The second is an easy recipe for Baked Chicken Parmesan courtesy of Ragu.  This looks super easy to prep and chicken parm is usually a crowd pleaser.  You can find the recipe for Baked Chicken Parmesan here.

And last is a gift card giveaway for $25 to Safeway stores!  Nice right?  I could certainly use $25 in free groceries.

If you’d like to be entered to win a $25 gift card from Safeway stores just leave a comment below and let me know what your go to meal is for busy weeknights!

If you prefer to tweet and not leave the comment- you can tweet @frugaladventure using the hashtag #saucesomesavings.

I will randomly choose a winner on Wed, April 22nd at 2pm PST.

Good luck!

This giveaway was sponsored by Lunchbox — all opinions expressed are my own.

 

CLOSED—Giveaway: Silhouette Portrait

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The winner was: Jackie K from Alaska!

Here is another great giveaway for you! This time you can win a Silhouette Portrait just in time for the holidays. You will have so much fun crafting and such with this.

I use my Silhouette all the time and it’s so handy. You can make t-shirts, add vinyl labels to things, cut patterns and more.  They are also great for birthday and holiday parties. These adorable pumpkin favors are just one idea of the cute things you can do with the Silhouette machine.

For all sorts of great ideas like this and more,  you will want to follow Silhouette on Instagram or Pinterest.  I love the Instagram account myself and get tons of inspiration. I also follow them on Pinterest because there really is so much you can do with this machine- it is nice to have tons of ideas available in one spot.

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Here is just a little about this machine:

The Silhouette Portrait® is an electronic cutting machine for personal use. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac® with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 8″ wide and 10 feet long. The machine also has the ability to register and cut printed materials and is PixScan™ compatible.

And you will get everything you need to get started- the machine, software, designs, USB cable, cutting mate and more.

If you would like to win the Silhouette Portrait, entering is easy!

Simply click below to enter. You will be asked to provide a mailing address.  That is simply to ship the prize and will be used for no other purpose.

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For a bonus entry (just one bonus per person):

I will select a winner randomly on September 18th at 12pm PST. GOOD LUCK!!!

Open to US/Canada residents, 18 & older. Void where prohibited. Winner cannot have won a Silhouette America giveaway in the past 90 days.

Giveaway Reminder– Over $1000 in Prizes!

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This was a fun week for sure and I have posted (4) giveaways to celebrate My Frugal Adventures hitting 100,000 fans on Facebook. 

The party has not ended yet- I was hoping to have one last giveaway for you today of a very fun product that will come in handy for the holidays– but alas – due to shipping issues the giveaway is going to be postponed until Monday.  So be sure to check back in for one last giveaway package (valued over $100)!

In the meantime, you might want to enter the giveaways I did post this week including:

  • $100 Gift Card to Dunkin Donuts— winner was Kaila A from OR.
  • $100 Gift Card for Amazon— winner was Katrina H.  (gift card was already sent to your email address)
  • $100 Gift Card to Target– winner was Wynette B. (gift card was already sent to your email address)
  • Blendtec Wildside Blender with Twister Jar-  $760 value– winner was Diane H of IL.

And please check back here on Sunday the 14th as I will post all the winners names.  The winners will also be contacted directly and I do have shipping information set so the prizes will come very soon.

GOOD LUCK!

–CLOSED—Giveaway: Blendtec Blender and Twister Jar ($725 Value)

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The winner was Diane H of IL.

I am extremely excited for today’s giveaway.  The folks over at Blendtec were extremely generous and provided both a blender for me to review AND a unit for giveaway so one of you will have Christmas early this year!

I have wanted a fancy blender for a long time.  I had a nice-ish blender.  It was about $100 so not cheap- but it never got the smoothness or creaminess that I wanted in smoothies and such.

I was very excited to compare my current blender to the Blendtec to see how they compared and if the Blendtec really was worth the extra investment.

There are several models of Blendtec blenders and a few price points.  The one that I have is the Designer 725 model and a twister jar- this one is the top of the line and it is amazing!!

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Here is what the front of the blender looks like- there are easy little pictures you push according to what you want to make and the blender does everything.  From left to right there is a button for- smoothies, salsa or other chunkier type recipes, ice cream, juice, soup and then the self clean feature.  The screen also prompts you and tells you the speed.

There is also a little line under those things and you can use those lines to adjust how much of a pulse you want.  So say you are making a soup but you want it to be chunky and not super smooth.  You can use that pulse feature to get exactly the right texture.  And it will stir your recipe by using the little pulse buttons!

I have made soup twice so far and the machine actually gets the soup hot!  You toss in some veggies, broth, cheese etc… and in about 2 minutes you have dinner ready to go.  I have also made several smoothies in the Blendtec and they are so creamy and perfectly blended. Previously I had to ad my liquid and greens to the blender first to blend and then the fruit to get the spinach completely blended and not chunky in the smoothie.  That is no longer an issue for me as the Blendtec does a perfect smoothie in just seconds.  Just toss it all in!

I also made carrot juice in my Blendtec- a juicer is a purchase we have considered in this house but the Blendtec took care of that.  The juice was very smooth and fresh tasting.

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We have not yet made ice cream with the Blendtec but that is on the list for sure.  This one little blender really does do so many things in one. Oh and this giveaway also includes the Twister jar which is awesome.  I have mentioned many times how much I love Almond Butter and I was floored with how easy it was in the Blendtec.  Before it used to take me ages to get the right consistency in my food processor and the Blendtec made Almond Butter from whole almonds in about 2 minutes.  Plus the blender has a feature to actually stir as you are processing your almonds!  I don’t think I will ever buy peanut butter or almond butter again- it is just so easy with the Twister Jar.

Now for a few other quick features-

  • The self clean feature is super easy- you put a small amount of water and dish soap and then push the button and it cleans itself.  I just needed to do a little rinse and some extra cleaning of the lid.
  • This will fit on a counter under a cabinet- I use mine every day now so I will probably start keeping it right on the counter.
  • The blade is low in the blender and it is dull to touch so you don’t need to worry about removing it to clean or any accidents from a sharp blade.
  • No tamper is needed with the Blendtec- just be sure the lid is on very securely.
  • Made in America.  Yay!

All in all this guy exceeded my expectations.  If you have read MFA for awhile you know it is very rare that I rave about things.  I have lots of things I love but I am always worried people will trust my recommendation and then get disappointed in a product.  I did truly love this machine and I already told my husband that we have to get one of these for our parents for Christmas.  This is a great tool if you want to have an active and healthy lifestyle- it makes smoothies, soups, juices, nut butters and so much more so simple and easy to prepare.  You can eat clean and fresh in literally minutes.

AND NOW IT IS YOUR TURN!

Would you like to win a Blendtec Designer 725 with Wildside AND a Twister Jar?  The value on this beauty is $725!!

If so just click below to enter.  You will be asked to provide a mailing address.  That is simply to expedite shipment of the prize and will be used for no other purpose. 

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For a bonus entry (just one bonus per person):

I will select a winner randomly on the 14th at 12pm PST.

GOOD LUCK!!!

This giveaway was generously provided by Blendtec.  You can read all about the various Blendtec blenders here and you can follow them on Facebook here.  There are a lot of great recipes and inspiration on the Instagram page here.

 

-CLOSED- Giveaway: $100 Target Gift Card

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**The winner was Wynette B.

Yo yo yo!  The giveaways continue today with yet another $100 gift card that you can win!

This time I thought a card to my favorite retailer would be awesome and goodness knows we all can find things we need at Target!

So today’s giveaway is a $100 gift card to use in store or online at Target.

You can stock up on groceries or splurge on something for yourself or your home or just set this aside for holiday shopping.  The Target Black Friday ad is usually pretty awesome.

To enter is so simple- just fill in this short entry form and you are done!

In case you missed it, we are having a giveaway party to celebrate 100,000 fans on the My Frugal Adventures Facebook page.  Pretty cool!

You still have time to enter to win:

No address is required because the gift card will be delivered electronically.  Just make sure you provide an email that you check regularly- I did a Starbucks giveaway months ago and had two people that never did redeem the gift cards they won.

Not to worry because there will be nothing whatsoever done with the information you provide other then selecting a winner and sending the prize.

Just answer the 3 questions on the sheet below and you are done.  Please note the survey service I use to collect the information has an advertisement that appears after you enter your name and email.  That is an advertisement so go ahead and close the screen- you are done!

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And that’s it!  I will select a winner on 9/13 at 12pm PST.  The gift card will be sent to the email address provided above.

GOOD LUCK and a HUGE thank you to all of you that continue to support My Frugal Adventures.  You are appreciated!

-CLOSED- Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card

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The winner was Katrina H.

Whoo hoo!  The celebration continues this week with another fun gift card giveaway.  How about a hundred bucks in your pocket to buy anything you might need from Amazon?

The possibilities are endless from clothing to household items to crafts to electronics…  You can also save this guy for holiday shopping because Amazon has amazing deals during the holiday season (I do a TON of my shopping from them!)

So if you missed it previously we are having a party this week over on Facebook because little old MFA has hit 100,000 fans!  Crazy right?

Well I am very excited and thought I’d put together a few fun giveaway items.  If you missed yesterday’s post, it was a $100 gift card courtesy of Dunkin Donuts to get your coffee on.  

Today you get a shot at a $100 Amazon card.

To enter is so simple- just fill in this short entry form and you are done!

No address is required because the gift card will be delivered electronically.  Just make sure you provide an email that you check regularly- I did a Starbucks giveaway months ago and had two people that never did redeem the gift cards they won.

Not to worry because there will be nothing whatsoever done with the information you provide other then selecting a winner and sending the prize.

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For a bonus entry (just one bonus per person):

And that’s it!  I will select a winner on 9/13 at 12pm PST.  The gift card will be sent to the email address provided above.

GOOD LUCK and a HUGE thank you to all of you that continue to support My Frugal Adventures.  You are appreciated!

-CLOSED- Giveaway: Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Pack ($100 Value)

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And the winner was Kaila A. from OR.

Dunkin’ Donuts has a couple of new ways to customize their coffee.  You can now choose from Hazelnut and French Vanilla Swirls.  Yum! I love hazelnut.

This can be added to any hot or iced coffee, latte or Frozen Coolattas. Plus they already have Caramel and Mocha swirls to choose from- so now more options.

In honor of the new swirls, Dunkin’ Donuts is giving away a nice prize pack to one lucky MFA reader:

  • $100 Dunkin’ Donuts card
  • 1 Iced Coffee Tumbler

You will be set for the end of summer and well into Fall with the $100 gift card! You can enter below – it is a very fast process.  The winner will be selected at random on 9/13 at 12pm PST.

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For a bonus entry (just one bonus per person):

Good Luck!