Category: Notes From The City


 

LG’s InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerators tinted glass panel lets you knock twice on the panel to view the contents inside. Normally the tinted glass is dark and blends in with the natural color of the refrigerator, however once you knock twice on the panel you will notice that the section will light up and illuminate allowing you to view and select items inside without having to open up the refrigerator!  By not letting any cold air out while selecting items with the door closed, this energy efficient method will reduce your energy costs.  The ColdSaver panel reduces cold air lost to extend the freshness of food.

 

LG’s InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerators also offer a very sleek design with tinted glass, finger resistant and smudge proof stainless steel, and a smooth, sophisticated finish. There is also up to 31 cubic feet of usable space in these super-capacity refrigerators, depending on which refrigerator you purchase. Which means there is more than enough room to store a generous amount of food for your entire family’s needs. All of the refrigerators include a water and ice cube dispenser which is always a very convenient and must have feature.

Anytime I write a grocery list, I end up standing in front of the refrigerator with the door wide open for ten minutes trying to figure out what was expired or needed to be replaced. I had no idea how much energy was needed to get the refrigerator back to its target temperature once the door had been left open for that amount of time. The idea of knocking on a glass panel and being able to see everything inside the refrigerator without opening the door is  cutting edge technology.  Not only is this energy efficient refrigerator a great way to save money on utility bills but it is also visually appealing. The sleek design with fingerprint resistant stainless steel is a very warm, clean look that would make the perfect addition to any modern kitchen and you can purchase it directly from Best Buy.

 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.

All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, the acclaimed London stage production of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale will be broadcast to cinemas nationwide. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre. The National Theatre’s production of Peter Pan arrives at a cinema near you with a tale of magic, music and make-believe on Sunday, June 11. Get tickets today and prepare to be Hook-ed!  You can win 5 tickets to see Peter Pan in a theater near you on June 11th in this exclusive one day giveaway!

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Last month, Ticketmaster settled a $400 million lawsuit regarding high ticket fees. They are repaying anyone who bought a ticket between October 21st 1999-February 27th 2013 in the form of FREE tickets and discount codes. The lawsuit affects almost 50 million people, and you did not need to file to be apart of the suit. Simply log in to your Ticketmaster account and check the active vouchers HERE.

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Orange Cream Smoothie
1 Premama Fertility packet
1/2 navel orange, peeled
2 oz fat-free yogurt
1 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
Dash vanilla extract
4 ice cubes

NUTRITION (per serving) 160 cal, 3 g protein, 36 g carb, 3 g fiber, 28 g sugars, 1 g fat, 0.5 g sat fat, 60 mg sodium. Premama Fertility packet contents: 9 calories, 2g carbs.

Premama Fertility is an unflavored drink mix supplement that is designed to mix well with non-carbonated liquids to deliver an exclusive formulation that includes Myo-Inositol, which helps naturally support healthy egg production and ovulation. Premama is easy to mix, tasteless and goes fabulously in the Orange Cream Smoothie recipe mentioned above.  For other smoothie recipes visit the Premama Simple Smoothie Style page HERE.

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Did you know that Pepto-Bismol provides 5 symptom digestive relief in 3 different forms? Whether you like to take liquid, caplets or chewable tablets Pepto-Bismol has you covered. I prefer to take the original Pepto-Bismol liquid, as I believe it’s faster acting, while my hubby prefers to take caplets. Pepto-Bismol is ideal for all your digestive relief including heartburn, indigestion, nausea, upset stomach or diarrhea. Pepto-Bismol is actually my favorite go-to product for my re-occurring heartburn and indigestion.

I love spicy food especially jalapenos and other various peppers. But as I get older, I experience much more severe and intense heart burn, as well as indigestion. I need a medicine that is fast-acting and effective while providing a pleasant taste. Pepto-Bismol has never failed or let me down. It gets the job done fast and is super convenient. Pepto-Bismol comes in a variety of flavors including original, cherry and peppermint.

My profession involves a lot of travel and nobody wants to get blind sided by an upset stomach, heart burn or indigestion especially while on a plane, in an airport, taxi, hotel room lobby, basically any where outside of your normal comfort zone. That’s why I’m always sure to pack up some Pepto-Bismol tablets and have them on my person or in my hand bag at all times.

Connect with Pepto on Twitter and Pepto-Bismol on Facebook to stay up to date on all the latest news and offers. You can currently print a coupon for $1.00 off 2 Pepto-Bismol products HERE.

Disclosure: Pepto-Bismol and Smiley360 sent me a variety of Pepto-Bismol products and compensated me to write this post. All opinions are my own. #ad

 

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Go HERE for the official 2015 list of Sales Tax Holidays! There are still a few dates left for 2015. If your state is not listed,  legislation has not been approved authorizing a Sales Tax Holiday. Contact your state legislator for more information.

Screen Shot 2014-06-22 at 1.15.01 AMOne of the hardest things parents ever have to do is watch their the child move onto the next phase of their life  when it comes time for them to “leave the nest” . It can be a stressful and overwhelming time when your son or daughter has graduated high school and is about to attend college in the near future. But more importantly, this should be a time to rejoice and be grateful that the most precious thing in your life is on their path to success. Preparing them for this journey is essential and there is no better way to do that than to make sure they are covered with all the tools and gadgets to make their life easier. That’s why Best Buy has your covered with all the greatest gifts for grads!

What dorm room or apartment would be complete without some awesome, top-of-the line products from Best Buy?  The LG Microwave + Pizza Oven and Frigidaire 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator are two items off the top of my head that would make perfect gifts for any grad. Another great gift would be the Ninja Blender so they can make their favorite fruit smoothie before class! Or maybe they prefer coffee instead, in which case the Keurig Elite Single-Serve Brewer would be your answer.

Now that we got some basics covered we can move onto their entertainment needs. The Samsung 32” Class LED 1080p Smart HDTV along with the Amazon Fire TV is a college students best friend. You can instantly stream your favorite movies, music  or TV shows on your Hulu, Netflix and Pandora accounts. Every kid needs to be able to relax and take a load off after a long week of cramming for mid terms or finals. But even more important than entertainment needs, is their educational needs. No college student is prepared without the proper equipment. The HP Slate 7 Plus 7 Tablet is great way to have the internet readily available for when it comes time for those research papers. And don’t forget the HP Envy Wireless e-All-in-One Printer so you wont have to make any late night  trips to the schools library to print stuff off.

No matter what your needs, Best Buy has a huge selection of all the latest and greatest gadgets fit for any young adult ready to take the next step. Not only is the selection incredible, but the prices can’t be beat! Best Buy has a price match guarantee and offers an abundance of great gifts under $50!

Top Gifts Under $50:

  • Roku Streaming HDMI Stick
  • Nose & Ear Trimmer
  • Oster Blender
  • Mr. Cofee 12-Cup Coffeemaker
  • My Blend Blender
  • Shark Lightweight Iron
  • BISSELL Cordless 2-in-1 Handheld/Stick Vacuum
  • SOL REPUBLIC JAX Earbud Headphones
  • Case-Mate Glam Case for iPhone
  • Insignia Case for Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Otterbox Symmetry Case for iPhone 5/5s & Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Samsung S-View Flip Cover for Galaxy S5
  • Speck Case for HTC One (M8)
  • Modal case for iPhone 5/5s
  • Modal Bluetooth Speaker
  • Thule Gauntlet Laptop Sleeve
  • Incase City Laptop Sleeve
  • Incase Neoprene Laptop Sleeve
  • Incase City Laptop Sleeve
  • Incase Neoprene Laptop Sleeve

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

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Father’s Day is rapidly approaching and picking out the perfect gift for your favorite guy has never been easier. Best Buy has a huge assortment of the latest and greatest gadgets for under $100/$50 to make any Dad smile. So this Father’s Day be sure to give the man who raised who an unforgettable gift.

Would you consider your Dad an entertainer? Then Best Buy has you covered with amazing gifts for the dad who aspires to set up the ultimate man cave complete with gaming, sports, movies, listing to music, or just hanging out. This Dad loves to share so it also has everything at the ready for entertaining a crowd. Here’s a couple examples that would be the perfect gift for this particular dad: brand new PlayStation 4 console, Bose SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi Music System, Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2D/3D 1080p 3LCD Projector, Beats Pill XL, Logitech Harmony Wireless Smart Keyboard, or Beats Studio Headphones.

All of the gifts I listed above would make my dad light up like a little kid on Christmas morning. However, if I really wanted to go above and beyond then I would personally have to go with the Samsung 48″ Class LED 1080p 120Hz Smart HDTV. The picture on this flat screen TV is breathtaking and perfect for playing Blu Ray DVDs and watching sports in HD. This Smart TV can also be connected to your WiFi and connected to your Netflix, Hulu, or Pandora accounts. So this Father’s Day give your dad a gift that will be cherished to show your appreciation for everything he does!!

All posts must include the following disclaimer:  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

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The iBitz Unity Parents & The iBitz PowerKey Kids are wireless family fitness monitors that are exclusively available at Best Buy! The new iBitz Kid and Adult Wireless Pedometers, are physical activity based devices and apps that wirelessly syncs to your iOS Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE) phone or tablet and allows adults and children their own unique experience with personalized apps. These activity monitors are fun, easy tools to get your family active and playing together again! The iBitz Unity Parents device can actually sync to the iBitz PowerKey kids device making them compatible.

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The iBitz Unity is a sleek, small activity monitor available in a wide variety of colors (mine is matte black) and is meant to be worn on your hip (the waistband of your pants) or on the laces of your sneakers. The iBitz Unity for Adults tracks steps, calories, distance, weight (added manually), height, overall physical activity, even BMI, and allows them to incorporate their family and friends. Now you are able to form groups and post your progress on social media.

The iBitz PowerKey wireless pedometer for kids syncs to a rewards platform app. Parents can set goals and rewards such as play time, screen time, or an adventure with a parent. Now you are able to earn coins and content on Disney’s Club Penguin. A big plus to this device, is that you never need to charge it! It is run on a coin cell battery that always keeps the unit ready for action! Did I mention it’s water resistant too? Yes, you can swim with it!

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The regular retail value for the iBitz Unity Wireless Activity Monitor is $49.99, whereas the regular retail value for the iBitz PowerKey Wireless Activity Monitor is $34.99.  The total retail value for Adult and Kids monitor is $84.98. Some other key features include:

available in 7 kid-friendly colors
free iOS app syncs devices wirelessly
tracks activity
set goals and rewards
water-resistant
durable clip for the hip and shoe
stores 30 days of activity
earn parent directed rewards
earn coins and content on Disney’s Club Penguin

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Meet Tyler, 15, my test subject for the iBitz PowerKey.  He has never used any type of pedometer before, but is a very active high schooler with an equally active after school schedule. He participates in baseball, basketball, travel ball on weekends, and also loves to hang out with friends and run around in between. I asked him to write me a paragraph on his experience with iBitz and was happy to find that he was just as pleased with his, as I was with mine! Apparently this “cool” kid thought it was a pretty “cool” device too. 🙂

“The iBitz PowerKey device is a very cool tool. My favorite part is seeing how many steps I take in a day. I had never really bothered counting before, but now I am always trying to beat my steps the day before. It is also really cool because if you have a Club Penguin account you can meet goals to get free stuff. If you understand how awesome it is, then you understand it’s a really great price. Overall, it is a really cool device and I would recommend it.”

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Both the iBitz Unity & the iBitz PowerKey  are exclusively available at Best Buy! Both devices will sync with Apple products including iPhone 4S-5, iPad mini & iPad 4 as well as iPod touch. However the device is NOT compatible with Android devices.The iBitz by GeoPalz wireless pedometer make investing in a healthy future completely effortless, fun, intelligent, and affordable.

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

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I choose to review Bid Serious simply because I LOVE  shopping online, I was newly familiar & intrigued with penny auction sites and most importantly, I LOVE to SAVE MONEY! Bid-to-Win auctions create a discount opportunity with savings of up to 85% – 90%. How is that possible you ask? Bid Serious is able to supply these incredible discounts because of the quantity of bidders involved in each auction, along with the unique setup that requires each participant to pay-per-bid within each auction. The website is very easy to use and getting started is relatively painless. Each bid only increases the auction’s displayed “Item Cost” in penny ($.01) increments. No jumping up in dollars. This helps to keep the overall purchase low for the winner. The winner is the last person to place a bid with no other bidders before the counter strikes zero.

Bid Serious features gift cards from top retailers sure to suit anyone’s unique taste or preferences including Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Michael’s, CVS & Cabellas in denominations of $10-$100. They also have awesome prizes like Afterglow Prismatic Wireless Headset, Game of Thrones on Bluray, PS3 & XBox 360 video games and Canon Powershot Cameras.

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After only two weeks of using this site regularly, I quickly earned the following gift cards by being the highest bidder (but only paying a fraction of what the gift card was actually worth):  $10 McDonald’s gift card, $25 Game Stop gift card, x3 $10 AMC Movie Ticket gift cards, $25 Zappos gift card, $10 gift card to Outback Steakhouse and a $25 Tango gift card. I bought several $27 bid packages to score those gift cards which each gave me 45 bids. Did I mention I also had a lot of fun “bidding around” and got to give back to charity in the process? You can’t beat that!! Allow me to explain some other key factors that truly set Bid Serious apart from the competition.

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Non-Profits are an essential part of the bid serious model. Bid Serious donates 50% of all item revenues of auctions provided by Bid Serious to a Non-Profit of your choosing. After winning an auction you will have to pay your item costs (whatever the item is bid up to) and shipping costs. I was pleased to learn that standard shipping on gift cards of any denomination is $1.50. After paying for your auction you’ll have the option to select which of the 3 featured non-profits you would like to donate to. This month featured charities include PTSD Foundation, Spine Hope & National Military Families Association. Check just how much you can donate and who you can donate to in your Charity Tracker!

Bid Serious has many features that set this penny auction site apart from others, but my favorite feature is the Serious Rewards program. Have you ever bought a big bid pack thinking- ” I am going to win a stack of gift cards with these bids!” -only to end up being out bid over and over again? Bid Serious knows how frustrating this can be so they invented something called Serious Rewards so everyone can walk away winning. By signing up as an official Bid Serious user you are automatically enrolled in the Bid Serious rewards program. Each time you bid you get a Serious Rewards point. The more auctions you participate in, the more Serious Rewards points you build up! Once you build up 250 Serious Rewards points you can cash them in for a $25 gift card of your choice HERE! Different rewards are available every month and Serious Rewards points have no expiration.

Overall, I was extremely impressed with the Bid Serious website and would definitely recommend it to any of my friends who enjoy online bidding. I was also delightfully pleased over the many unique features this website has to offer as well as the amazing customer service which is readily available. After winning an auction, you can expect a relatively quick turn around time (or amount of time it takes to receive the item via mail) – no longer then two weeks. Winning has never been easier so go check out Bid Serious and let the bidding begin!

 

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