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A Gourmet Kitchen at a Home Cook’s Price

I love spending time in the kitchen and especially trying new recipes. The one thing I hate, though, is that sometimes I’ll find a tasty looking recipe that requires a new or handy kitchen gadget that I don’t have (like all the amazing Instant Pot recipes floating around). I’m not the type of person to just run out and buy whatever the kitchen gadget is either. I have bills to pay and a budget to stick to. But since discovering ToBox, I can have a gourmet kitchen with all the hottest gadgets, all at a home cook’s price.

A Gourmet Kitchen at a Home Cook's Price | #ToBox #airfyer #kitchentools #kitchenappliances

~I received a sample from ToBox to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

ToBox is a direct-to-consumer business that purchases directly from manufacturers, eliminates the middle man, and sells right to consumers. That means we save money! Up to 40% to be exact.

For example, I just got this amazing new Digital Air Fryer from ToBox. At just $55 it’s quite the steal compared to similar ones available at Bed Bath & Beyond that go for $80-$100. And the air fryer is top quality.

A Gourmet Kitchen at a Home Cook's Price | #ToBox #airfyer #kitchentools #kitchenappliances

We tried it for the first time last week and decided to start with something simple – chicken tenders. The air fryer was easy to use, easy to clean, and the chicken was delicious. It’s almost sad to think about because we eat chicken all the time, and homemade nuggets and tenders are something I’ve been making for years. These I made with the air fryer, however, may have been the best homemade chicken tenders I’ve ever made.

We’ve really been missing out and because the air fryer doesn’t use oil to fry foods, I also feel much better about serving my family “fried” foods. Using an air fryer is simply a healthier cooking option with no compromise in taste, in this case an upgrade in taste. So I’m really excited to have one in my kitchen now!

You can buy all kinds of kitchenware from ToBox – appliances like this air fryer, rice cooker, yogurt maker, blender, bread maker, and pressure cooker; bakeware like cake molds, baking pan sets, mixing bowls, and piping sets; tableware like coffee mugs, salad bowls, placemat sets, and flatware; and tools and accessories like dish towels, storage jars, knives, graters, and so much more, all at “discounted” pricing! Like I said, a gourmet kitchen at a home cook’s price.

A Gourmet Kitchen at a Home Cook's Price | #ToBox #airfyer #kitchentools #kitchenappliances

With the help of ToBox, I’m ready to upgrade everything in my kitchen and I can actually afford to do it. I can’t wait to start marking things off my wishlist. A pressure cooker is up next and I’ll save 29% by purchasing through ToBox.

I don’t want to forget to mention that shipping is free and ToBox offers a 100% guarantee. Do you ever do online shopping, fill up the cart, and when you find out the shipping cost you’re like, yeah, I’m not ordering anything? Not with ToBox! Not only do we save on the products, but we’re saving on shipping costs too. It’s a win-win! And if you’re not satisfied with your purchase, ToBox will send a replacement or refund with no questions asked.

Oh, and you better get ready for all of the air fryer recipes because you know they’re coming!

What type of appliance or kitchenware do you want to add to your kitchen?

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*I received a sample from ToBox to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

How to Get a Free Baby Box

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from having kids, it’s that they are expensive. We want our kids to have the best gear and anything they could want or need, but the reality is, they don’t need it all. One of the things on most parents’ baby registries is a crib or bassinet. That’s fine. In fact, we are still using the convertible crib we got when my first was born. My daughter is currently using it as a toddler bed. But a crib isn’t needed right away and many times can be dangerous for newborns and infants. So as a soon to be three time mom, my advice is to start with a baby box. Save the crib expense for later and focus on other things. Besides, many of you can get a baby box for free and I’m going to tell you how!

How to Get a Free Baby Box | #free #babybox #TheBabyBoxCo

What is a baby box?

To my knowledge baby boxes are a fairly new concept to the U.S., but have been around for a long time in other countries, especially Finland. It’s literally a cardboard box for baby to safely sleep in. It comes with a firm, box fitted mattress and a sheet for the mattress.

How to Get a Free Baby Box | #free #babybox #TheBabyBoxCo

How to Get a Free Baby Box | #free #babybox #TheBabyBoxCo

I know it sounds weird to have your baby sleeping in a box, but other countries have found a reduced number of infant deaths from using them. Some reasons for reduced deaths include things like:

  • Not placing blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals in the box with baby.
  • Firm mattress eliminates risk of suffocation.
  • It’s portable and can easily be moved from room to room (don’t move it with baby in it), which makes parents less likely to place baby wherever is convenient.
  • Just a reminder – no matter what baby is sleeping in/on, he should always be sleeping on his back.

How to Get a Free Baby Box:

People living in certain states have the ability to get a baby box for free from The Baby Box Co. All you have to do is “attend” Baby Box University. Don’t worry, it’s literally just watching about 20 minutes worth of online videos.

Even as a third time mom, I found the various videos to be great reminders. Of course, I was already aware of most of the info, but it was nice to have a refresher because after having your first child you get comfortable, and know what to expect and what works for you. Quite frankly that can sometimes put your child in an unknown danger. And as a first time parent, the info in the videos is even better.

Once you’ve completed Baby Box University, simply place your order. You’ll be given options in your area to pick up the baby box for free from places like local libraries, or for $3 you can have the box delivered. I paid the $3 and just had mine delivered. So for free (or even $3 for convenience) your baby can have a safe and compact place to sleep.

To find out if your state or facility qualifies visit The Baby Box Co.

Has your child ever slept in a baby box?

*This is not a sponsored post and Making Time is in no way affiliated with The Baby Box Co. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Professional & Affordable At-Home Teeth Whitening + #Giveaway

You may or may not know that I’ve been on a teeth whitening journey for quite some time now. In the past I’ve shared my experiences with oil pulling and activated coconut charcoal powder, without major results. I’ve also tried Crest White Strips, but they just don’t stay in place; and while all of these attempts at whitening my teeth didn’t deter me from trying more, I had lost all hope in at-home products and was ready to go to the dentist for professional help. But before I even got the opportunity to make an appointment, I discovered Smile Brilliant.

Professional & Affordable At-Home Teeth Whitening | #SmileBrilliant #teethwhitening #giveaway

~I received a sample to help facilitate this post. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Coffee and tea are staples in my everyday life, but they come with a price – stained teeth. None of the at-home products I’ve tried in the past have provided the results I want, but I kept trying them in an attempt to avoid costly professional whitening services. Just before I was ready to make that dentist’s appointment, Smile Brilliant came on my radar.

Professional & Affordable At-Home Teeth Whitening | #SmileBrilliant #teethwhitening #giveaway

Professional & Affordable At-Home Teeth Whitening | #SmileBrilliant #teethwhitening #giveaway

Spoiler alert – with Smile Brilliant I’ve been able to get the same professional results I would at the dentist, but without the cost or an actual visit to the dentist. The whole whitening process has been very easy, from getting the kit, creating my teeth molds, and the actual whitening. Even with as busy as my schedule is (hello, mom life), I’m getting it done.

Obviously I love that I’m now getting results with the Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening System, but my favorite thing is that I can whiten literally anytime I want. On any given day you may find me whitening my teeth while cleaning, cooking (this helps prevent me from snacking while I cook too, haha), walking my son home from school, while giving the kids a bath or taking a shower myself, and I’ve even taken it so far as to whiten while grocery shopping.

Professional & Affordable At-Home Teeth Whitening | #SmileBrilliant #teethwhitening #giveaway
Can you tell I’m wearing my whitening trays?

The trays are clear and fitted to your teeth, so they’re hardly even noticeable. And you can still talk while the trays are in, so if you have to talk to someone while grocery shopping or yell at your kids for fighting (not that I would know anything about that), you can still do it.

My favorite time to whiten is while I’m sitting at my computer working (I may or may not be whitening right now). When I sit down to get some work done, I zone in and get so focused that before I know it an hour and a half has flown by, and not once do I even think about whitening trays being on my teeth. It’s like a snap of the finger and today’s whitening session is done.

Making Time tip: I suggest not whitening after eating Chinese takeout. I did this one evening and all that sodium content had me extra thirsty. I try not to drink anything while whitening, but that evening I just HAD to drink some water. Just saying.

So, all this talk about this amazing at-home teeth whitening system and how I’ve actually seen real results, but I haven’t shown them to you. Here they are!

Professional & Affordable At-Home Teeth Whitening | #SmileBrilliant #teethwhitening #giveaway

This is after just two weeks of whitening. The first week I was doing every other day for 45 minutes, just to get used to the product (it’s some powerful stuff), and then the second week I did every day for an hour and a half. You can actually safely whiten for as long as three hours each day, and I can only imagine how much better the results would be.

The Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening System retails for $139.99, which is much more affordable than going to the dentist. And with results like this, why go to a dentist and pay more for the same results?

Another added bonus that’s great about Smile Brilliant, is that once you run out of the whitening gel that comes in the kit, you can simply order more whitening gel for the future without having to purchase a completely new kit.

Making Time's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide is in the works and this is your opportunity to gain holiday exposure. Spots will fill up fast so contact me today! #HolidayGiftGuide #HGG #giftideasDo you have anyone on your holiday gift list who is trying to whiten their teeth? Or are you trying to whiten your teeth? The Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening System would make a great gift for both him or her.


Giveaway!

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I have the opportunity for you to win a $139 credit to Smile Brilliant, exactly what you’ll need to purchase the complete Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening System! One lucky Making Time reader will win. Enter by visiting the giveaway page.

This giveaway is open to residents of the US, UK, Australia, and Canada, ages 18+ and ends on November 14, 2017 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

Don’t want to wait to see if you win? Visit Smile Brilliant to order now with coupon code makingtime10 and instantly save 10%!

Are you trying to whiten your teeth?

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*I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, my opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.


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Booktoberfest at Book Outlet

You guys know I love adding new titles to my kids home library every chance I get. And now is the perfect time to add A LOT of new stories. Why now? Because it’s Booktoberfest at Book Outlet!

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~This is a sponsored post on behalf of Book Outlet. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Booktoberfest is an amazing opportunity to save 15% off sitewide at Book Outlet, from October 3rd at 10 am EST to October 6th at 10 am EST. I’ve already started browsing the kids section of the website and have generated a list of great books to add to my kids collection.

Booktoberfest at Book Outlet | #Booktoberfest #BookOutlet #sale #books #promotion #discountbooks

Booktoberfest at Book Outlet | #Booktoberfest #BookOutlet #sale #books #promotion #discountbooks

I’m looking for fun and non-spooky Halloween stories, beginning reader books, and even starting on Christmas gifts. Do you, or have you thought about doing the book a day tradition in December? You know, where you individually wrap 24-25 books and have your child choose just one to open each day in December, up until Christmas? Now would be the perfect time to get those books!

Booktoberfest at Book Outlet | #Booktoberfest #BookOutlet #sale #books #promotion #discountbooksThe prices at Book Outlet are already amazing, but with an extra 15% off, the deal is even sweeter. And that’s not even the sweetest it gets! Between now and October 2nd at 10 am EST, you can get a coupon for savings on top of the 15% off. Just head over to Book Outlet, register for and share the promotion, and receive your coupon via email.

I say, bring on the savings and all the new book adventures!

What kind of books will you be shopping for during Booktoberfest?

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*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Book Outlet. This post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. As always, my opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Credit Repair Review – Find the Right Credit Repair Service for You

I know all too well what it means to need help with credit. In high school, while working at my first job, I got my first credit card and since then my credit has been a roller coaster. I’ve made some personal improvements over the years and am on a good track, but I know there are services to help me improve my credit even further. Which service do I go with? I’m using Credit Repair Review as a tool to find the right one for me.

Credit Repair Review - Find the Right Credit Repair Service for You | #creditrepairreview #badcredit #creditrepair

~This is a sponsored post on behalf of Credit Repair Review. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

I will soon be in the market for a new vehicle. My poor car is 14 years old now and the past couple of years have been full of repairs, one right after the other. But it’s not just my car that needs repairs. My credit could use some help too.

I know my credit needs to be on point when I go to apply for a new vehicle loan, so now is the time for me to take control and get the credit repair help I need. The problem is that there are so many different credit repair companies out there, that I don’t know which one to go with. So, my first stop is Credit Repair Review.

Credit Repair Review - Find the Right Credit Repair Service for You | #creditrepairreview #badcredit #creditrepair

Credit Repair Review has been researching credit repair companies for years and has done all the review work I need to make a decision on which company is right for me. Their goal is to provide us, working people who simply need a little help, with updated and unbiased reviews of the best credit repair companies there are.

When visiting Credit Repair Review, the first thing I see are the sites top 10 ranked credit repair services. Along with each ranked company, I can see the site’s review, from the pros and cons, down to the overall verdict. I can even click on the credit repair company and be linked directly to it’s website so I can get started if I decide to.

Credit Repair Review - Find the Right Credit Repair Service for You | #creditrepairreview #badcredit #creditrepair

Obviously, the review isn’t the only thing I have to consider when choosing which credit repair company to go with. These services aren’t free, so price plays a big factor too. Based on what I’m looking for, I may decide to go with a cheaper service that may have a lower ranking according to Credit Repair Review. It’s good to visit the site knowing exactly what kind of outcome I want. That way I can look at the reviews and pricing to determine which credit repair company is right for me.

Not only does Credit Repair Review take into consideration the service and price, but it also considers customer service and provides an overview of program information like contracts, monitoring and my favorite, how long it takes to get results. I want results as soon as feasibly possible.

Being able to compare all of these aspects at once makes it a little (okay, a lot) easier to come to a final decision.

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At first glance, there are only two of the ten credit repair companies ranked, that I’ve ever even heard of. If I hadn’t visited Credit Repair Review, I wouldn’t have considered any of the other eight because I didn’t know about them.

Which credit repair company am I going with? Well, I haven’t decided yet. But I have heard great reviews from family about Lexington Law and since it’s ranked number one by Credit Repair Review, I have to say it’s at the top of my list. Which one would you choose?

Could you use some credit repair help?

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Sparkling Peach Iced Super Tea

I hope you’ve been enjoying the month of August just as much as I have. Did you know August happens to be National Peach Month? If the past few weeks haven’t been as peachy as you thought they’d be, check out this super easy Sparkling Peach Iced Super Tea recipe. It’s the perfect way to close out the month!

Sparkling Peach Iced Super Tea | #Tetley #supertea #peach #drink #recipe

~I received a sample to help facilitate this post. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Before I get to the actual recipe, you’re probably wondering what makes tea a “super” tea. A main ingredient in this recipe is one of Tetley’s vitamin-infused Super Teas, Immunity Peach & Orange Super Tea. It’s packed with 20% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C, which helps to support the immune system. It’s a “super” tea!

Sparkling Peach Iced Super Tea | #Tetley #supertea #peach #drink #recipe

And with cooler weather starting to roll through, I know I need all the immune system support I can get. Even better that I can get that extra support in a delicious beverage! Okay, so on to this delicious recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 teabag of Tetley Immunity Peach & Orange Super Tea (with Vitamin C!)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/3 cup of ginger ale
  • Glass of ice

Instructions

  1. Bring cup of water to a boil .
  2. In a cup, pour the boiled water over 1 Tetley Immunity Peach & Orange Super Tea teabag, and let it steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the teabag and allow the tea to cool.
  4. Once the tea is cool, pour it into the glass of ice.
  5. Top it off with ginger ale and enjoy!
Sparkling Peach Iced Super Tea | #Tetley #supertea #peach #drink #recipe
Click on the recipe card to see a how-to video!

 

The recipe was voted as this year’s Super Summer Sipper by fans of Tetley’s Facebook page, and I can see why. I love the taste! It combines the sweetness of peaches with the bubbly fizz of ginger ale, and the extra immunity boost is a great perk.

To help you get started on this super easy and delicious recipe, print this $1.00 off coupon for Tetley Super Teas!

What peachy good recipes have you tried lately?

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*I received a sample to help facilitate this post. My opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Frugal Fashion Find: Affordable & Stylish Sunglasses

Frugal Fashion Find: Affordable & Stylish Sunglasses | #SunglassWarehouse #frugalfind #fashion #sunglasses
~Thank you to Sunglass Warehouse for providing product for review. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Just in time for our end of summer vacation last week, I discovered an awesome frugal fashion find – Sunglass Warehouse. You may already know that I love sunglasses and always have a pair (or two) in my purse, plus a handful lying around the house. Well, the obsession has just gotten stronger.

Thanks to Sunglass Warehouse, I now have a pair for just about every mood. And since sunglasses never go out of style and are always in season (because the sun isn’t going anywhere), they’re good to have around.

Frugal Fashion Find: Affordable & Stylish Sunglasses | #SunglassWarehouse #frugalfind #fashion #sunglasses
When I’ve been in the car for 5 hours, all I want are some oversized sunglasses to hide how tired my eyes are.
Featured in photo: Granite $13.95 – Brown Tortoise/Gold Frame with Amber Polarized Lenses

The options at Sunglass Warehouse are affordable too. For $10+ you can get a stylish pair of sunglasses, and so long as you care for them properly, they’ll last for as long as you need them.

You would think that for just $10-$15, you get what you pay for, but this frugal find will surprise you. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting much when I ordered my sunglasses. I ordered about six pairs by the way, two of which were for my boyfriend.

Frugal Fashion Find: Affordable & Stylish Sunglasses | #SunglassWarehouse #frugalfind #fashion #sunglasses
Our vacation driver (my boyfriend) was enjoying the music and keeping his eyes on the road with his new shades.
Featured in photo: Garnet $12.95 – Black Frame with Blue Polarized Mirrored Lenses (Spring Hinges)

When they arrived, we found that some of them have spring hinges on the sides so that they fit well. I find this is a great feature when you have kids too, because if they get a hold of the sunglasses, chances are they’ll bend the sides outward. With the spring hinges that actually allow the sunglasses to do this, it provides a less likely chance your child will break them.

And not just that, but I also found that I could see objects and colors more clearly and vividly with some of the sunglasses on. Without wearing them, the sunlight just dulled the colors of cars and trees, but wearing the sunglasses with polarized lenses put things into better perspective.

Frugal Fashion Find: Affordable & Stylish Sunglasses | #SunglassWarehouse #frugalfind #fashion #sunglasses
New aviators for the amusement park!
Featured in photo: Douglas $14.95 – Gold/Light Brown Aviator with Green Polarized Lenses

I don’t wear prescription glasses, so it’s not a matter of needing clarity, but for those sunglasses that featured the polarized lenses, it was a nice bonus for my frugal find. Now I feel like I’ve been deprived of vivid vision my whole life. Polarized lenses really do offer a completely different view.

Frugal Fashion Find: Affordable & Stylish Sunglasses | #SunglassWarehouse #frugalfind #fashion #sunglasses
Sometimes it feels good to roll the windows down and enjoy the wind in your hair.
Featured in photo: Primrose $11.95 – Brown/Gold Frame with Amber Lenses

With literally hundreds of sunglasses to choose from, and various shapes and color combos offered, there’s no doubt in my mind you’ll find more than one pair you love and at a price you’ll love even more!  I already told you I got six pairs and there are still more I want! Shipping is also free with U.S. orders of $25+.

Which pair of sunglasses do you like the best?

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*Thank you to Sunglass Warehouse for providing product for review. As always, opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Crate Space = Easy Savings on Household Essentials

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery
~Thank you to Crate Space for providing a free box for review. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Allow me to introduce you to my newest way of saving time and money – Crate Space. Simply put, Crate Space is a way to get personal and household essentials delivered to my door within a matter of a day or two, and save on those essentials without clipping coupons and tracking down sales. Do you know how much time it takes me to coupon and match up sales?!

How does Crate Space work?

It is super easy, otherwise I probably wouldn’t bother. You know me, trying to make time wherever I can!

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery

Simply head over to Crate Space and add any 5 items on the website to your cart. No matter what their retail price is (which isn’t shown when shopping, by the way), you only pay $29.99 and shipping in the U.S. is absolutely free! Like I said earlier, no clipping coupons, no tracking down sales, and there’s no worry about tax or shipping prices. Just $29.99 and all 5 items are yours!

When you check out, just so you know you’re getting a good deal, Crate Space calculates how much you’re saving based on the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of each product you’re ordering. At this point, you see each items retail price.

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery

What products does Crate Space offer?

Crate Space has a wide variety of essentials, from household and cleaning products, to bath and body, skin care, everyday health, and even essentials for kids. Baby wipes, anyone?

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery

Why is Crate Space better than its competitors?

Amazon: First and foremost there are no membership fees or third-party sellers like with Amazon. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Amazon Prime! But with Crate Space, shipping to the U.S. is always free and I don’t have to pay $99/yr for it to be free.

Jet: Jet has dynamic pricing, meaning prices change from time to time based on demand for a given product. With Crate Space, the pricing NEVER changes.

Boxed: You have to spend $49 with Boxed to get free shipping and the site only offers huge sizes, sometimes making storage an issue at home. Crate Space? I’ve said it already and I’ll say it again – $29.99 plus free shipping! No questions asked.

And last, but not least, Crate Space stocks only the products people really want and in the sizes that are most popular. Have you ever gone to Amazon for paper towels, just to find there’s 25 types/sizes of the same brand? Who has time to look through all of that? I’m trying to make more time in my life for the things that really matter, and that does not include shopping for paper towels. With Crate Space, I can pick the product and keep it moving.

How did I do with my Crate Space box?

Let’s take a closer look at the Crate Space box I just ordered. All 5 products I ordered are ones that I’m currently in need of, or I know I will be soon. I ordered shaving cream (summer’s not quite over yet, so my beary hairy legs have to wait a couple more months), face wash, deodorant (yea, summer again), dishwasher tabs, and batteries (with the upcoming holidays and kids toys, we’ll go through these in no time).

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery

The retail cost of these 5 products is $47.95 plus whatever I would pay in taxes. But with Crate Space I’d pay only $29.99, saving me 38%, and I received my box within 2 days! I’d call that a win. And I didn’t have to clip coupons or shop around for sales.

With it being back to school time, I’m sure there are plenty of things we all need to stock up on. To make it easy, on the Crate Space homepage, there are packages already built. You simply have to click “Add All” and you’re ready for checkout just like that! Sending a child to college? Just think, Crate Space is a perfect way to send them a care package.

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery

Crate Space is an easy way to save on personal and household essentials, without clipping coupons and tracking down sales! #CrateSpace #savingmoney #household #essentials #smartshopper #deliveryservice #homedelivery

What will you put in your first Crate Space box?

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*Thank you to Crate Space for providing a free box for review. My opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Save on Uniforms with Gymboree’s Back to School Collection

Save on Uniforms with Gymboree's Back to School Collection #backtoschool #BTS #Gymboree #schooluniforms
~This is a sponsored post on behalf of Gymboree. The post also contains affiliate links, in which I will receive a small commission for your purchase. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

I’ve heard that some schools in the mid-west have already started their new school year. Sounds crazy, right? Classes don’t begin here until September, but that hasn’t stopped us from gearing up for the first day, by shopping all the back to school sales.

Save on Uniforms with Gymboree's Back to School Collection #backtoschool #BTS #Gymboree #schooluniforms

One of my favorite places to get new threads for my kids is Gymboree. The options are stylish and my favorite part, affordable. My son is starting kindergarten this year and his school requires uniforms. So for us, shopping for t-shirts and all the fun clothes isn’t part of our back to school routine.

But we do have to get him khaki colored shorts and pants. Those are the only items we have free will as far as where to purchase them. All of this tops, sweaters, and even jackets have to bought through the school, with the school’s name on them.

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Uniform Shorts | Uniform Pants | Super Hero Socks

Of course, I immediately turned to Gymboree for the khaki shorts and pants. And not just those, but basics like socks too.

Right now everything in the Back to School Collection is 25% off through July 31st! On top of that, if you have any Gym Bucks to spend, you can redeem them by July 30th on top of the discount.

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Uniform Dress | Uniform Skirt | Uniform Shorts

Are you in the midst of back to school shopping?

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With Text2Save Your Savings Are Always with You

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Have you ever gone shopping, just to realize you had a coupon you could have used, but darn it, you left it at home or can’t remember where you saw the savings? Yeap. Happens to me ALL the time and I hate it.

Ya’ll know I love saving money any way I can and when I get to the store and realize I forgot my coupons or digital savings, I die a little inside. True story. But with the new Text2Save, I don’t have to worry about that anymore. I’m saving all the money I can and don’t have to worry about leaving anything at home.

What is Text2Save?

Text2Save is a new way to not only save big money while you shop, but save the offer when you are ready to buy. I realize people might have some reservations about it, so let me clear that up right now.

I Trust Text2Save

Thanks to working closely with ShopShare Network, I have the insider scoop on how Text2Save works. ShopShare does their due diligence to make sure they are offering something that benefits everyone. Lots of research went into this program before the launch. Lawyers and compliance teams, and all the boring things necessary to make sure my audience receives valuable offers from brands you love and only when you give your express permission. It’s a convenient way of shopping, save the offer for later, and/or share with it your friends.




What’s in it for me?

Well, I’m not sure if you knew this but there are millions of bloggers in the US alone. On a daily basis, we are driven to provide our audience with valuable information and product recommendations. We aren’t professional sales people, we are doing what we love and trying to make a living doing it. The blogger community has gotten more and more competitive as advertisers demand more and more performance from us, more likes, more clicks, more comments, more, and more, and more. The net result is dollars over quality, and we aren’t down for that. Content should be inspired and not a volume based business, but the reality is, it has quickly become that.

Text2Save by ShopShare Network allows me to more wisely choose what content I want to write about, while earning income sharing about brands and hot deals that I CHOOSE via social media or on my blog!

How Does It Work?

When you opt-in to Text2Save, ShopShare Network sends instructions to your mobile device on how to redeem the offer, with my affiliate tracking link that allows me to earn a small commission on anything purchased, at no extra cost to you. In fact, ShopShare is negotiating hard to provide some of the best deals available exclusively to their blogger network.

This is a convenient form of direct response advertising. Remember this:

Call this 1-800 number and receive 50% off. If you call in within 24 hours you’ll get double your order. Blah, blah, blah.

Now, texting has replaced phone calls! Text2Save is an efficient and effective way to deliver the offer directly to your mobile device, save money on the brands and products you love, and be able to actually find the offer when you are ready to use it. There are expiration dates but don’t worry because ShopShare’s Text2Save program ensures you know what you are signing up for!

How does it work? (Example ONLY)

1. I will post promotions on my blog or social media channels

  • Text TRIP120 to 12345
  • You can expect to see disclosures when I post a promotion: USA Only. Message & data rates may apply. You agree to receive information and product promotions up to 4 automated text messages per month from TravelBrand.com. Consent is not a condition of purchase. Text STOP to 77453 to cancel anytime.

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2. A text message will be sent within a few minutes asking you to reply YES to confirm you want to receive information about a specific offer.

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3. Click on the link at the bottom to redeem offer and use promotion code at checkout to ensure you receive the discount.

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4) A reminder message may be sent so don’t be alarmed, promotions generally don’t last long so I want to ensure you take advantage.

Reasons to Use Text2Save

Exclusive savings – In most cases, the coupon codes offered through Text2Save are exclusive and larger than what you will find elsewhere.

Always with you – How many times do you have that piece of mail with a coupon code on it with you when you want to buy the item? Or, you remember seeing a great code somewhere, but can’t find it once you’re ready to buy. Finding a current code online isn’t always easy. With Text2Save the code is in your text messages. And I’m willing to bet your phone is always with you.

Customized offers – The keywords to text are niche-specific, so you’ll only get deals on what you’re interested in.

No spam – To run Text2Save offers on the brand’s side, much compliance is necessary. That means you can read exactly what you are signing up for. The disclosure message will say exactly how many texts you will receive, and you can believe it. Compliance is not something anyone wants to mess with.

Opt out anytime – There’s clear messaging on how to opt out easily at any time. If you signed up for more than one promotion and the short code, otherwise known as the number you text to, and enter STOP, you will be opted-out of all promotions associated with that number. You can choose to opt-in again when you see an offer you like.

Advertising continues to evolve with technology. Text2Save is not a gimmick or spammy trick. It’s simply a way to reach people where they are nowadays – their phones. Consumers can reap the rewards in big savings. Influencers can participate to earn affiliate money. It’s a promising platform that we can all feel comfortable embracing!

Are you ready to start saving with Text2Save?

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