Sunday, June 26, 2016

BarkBox Review

I have an almost 1 year old Pitbull mix and he's a chewer...I mean like bad, toys last MAYBE an hour around here. So, I thought I'd give BarkBox a try, see if I could find a toy that would last. While I really liked the idea of this subscription service it wasn't for us.

With BarkBox you get toys and treats for your lovable pet, you can choose what size your dog is, so you get the perfect products, if you like the items you received you can go back through their site and order more.


When you sign up using my referral link you get a free month box with subscription purchase. My free box came with
Slobbery SunflowersDingo the ScarecrowTrachea ChewNana's Natural Chicken JerkyDonuts Fried Dough Bites
My dog LOVED the treats, he destroyed the scarecrow in an hour, but surprisingly the flowers, which could be separated lasted a few weeks, he looked so cute carrying around flowers.

My second box came with:
Panda's Pocket KnifeDucky CharmsHalf Pig EarBungee Buddy Bear Pup Stream Snacks
Once again he loved the treats, but the toys were done within a day.


Subscription rates: 1 month is $29, 6 months it's $24 per month, the 12 month subscription is $20 per month, I chose the 1 year subscription and used a prepaid card that only had $30 on it. I know a little shady, but I didn't want to spend almost $30 on something my dog either wouldn't like or would destroy in a day, which is what happened. You can cancel your subscription at anytime, but if you choose the 1 year plan for the cheaper rate, it will charge you every month for a year even if you cancel, unless you use a prepaid card that had a limited amount on it.

My opinion of this box is good, I liked it, I just wish they had more durable toys. I would recommend it to dog owners, as long as they don't have destructive chewers like me.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Bulu Box Subscription Review


Monthly subscription vitamin and supplement subscription box

I've been attempting to lose weight for 3 years now and I have been successful, I went from 215 to 160, but I'm still searching for things that will better my health and get me to my size 10 goal.

When I heard about Bulu Box, a subscription company that sends you a box of sample sized products (4-5 samples based on your profile) each month for $10 with free shipping, I thought I'd give it a try. You can choose from Bulu Box original and Bulu Box weight loss.

I've actually participated in this program twice, once for the company itself (free of charge) and then a 3 month subscription on the request of my sister. The first time I participated I was in the midst of moving and forgot to write the review (oops), the second was at the end of 2014 and Jan 2015, looking back at my review list, I realized I never wrote a review, so I thought I'd make up for it by writing it now.

How Bulu Box thinks:
"You'll LOVE discovering new products, but just as important as finding your new healthy faves is seeing which products don't work for you. Try 4-5 samples based on your profile before buying full-size so you don't waste your money."

I like being able to sample the products, such as taste, but some of the samples aren't large enough to see if they make a difference, you'll get a 1 "dose" sample and some things can take a week or more to actually start working.

I also like that you can earn points:
"Each month you can earn up to 100 Rewards Points (that's $10!) just for subscribing and sharing your thoughts. Log in to your account to fill out your sample surveys about the products you just tried. Once you've earned Rewards Points you can use them like actual cash towards a full-size purchase of your new favorite product. Some Bulugans even get their order completely free!"

Finally, if you like one or more of the products in your box you can buy it right from the Bulu Box site, just click Buy next to the item you liked.

My opinion on Bulu Box, is that I like the concept, but it's not for me, my sister on the other hand loves it. So, my recommendation is that if this is something that may interest you, go for the one month subscription, just to see if you like it, please note that all plans automatically renew each month, but can be cancelled at anytime.

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Suave Kids Wild Watermelon 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner Review

I had bought my daughter, Mary, Suave Kids Wild Watermelon 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner because it was on sale and I had a coupon.


Mary has very thick hair, that I recently had bobbed because it's hard for her to manage. She's been using it for a few weeks now and every time I wash her hair...OMG the smell, it's AMAZING! It smells like watermelon Bubalicious. This shampoo is tear free, hypoallergenic, which is another reason why we use it, not just because I bought it on sale, shampoo in the eyes is the worst especially for kids.

When Mary gets a little older though I'll switch her to something better suited for her hair type, but for me...I may keep using her shampoo. This is where my actual review comes in.

During the long Memorial Day weekend, I had been doing A LOT of outdoor work in 90* heat, I was gross at the end of each day and would therefore take a shower. I was running out of shampoo and kept forgetting to bring more it in, so I used Mary's shampoo for those 4 days.

Now, my hair type is thick, but very fine. I very rarely find a shampoo that works with my hair, but I think I finally have with Suave Kids Wild Watermelon 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner. It makes my hair super soft and shiny, it's been ages since my hair has been this nice and all because of a KIDS hair product.

So, if you have fine hair like I do, I recommend Suave for kids, it's cheap enough to give it a try and comes in a few different scents and even comes in a 3 in 1 (shampoo, conditioner, and body wash) variety. You can find it just about anywhere (Walmart, grocery stores, Rite Aid, Walgreens, etc.), prices vary and are more expensive in the pharmacy stores and cheapest at Walmart at $1.88.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

SavingStar-Cash Back Program


Join SavingStar and earn cash back on your groceries with exclusive freebies, coupons, and big savings on your favorite brands.



First link your store loyalty cards to your account (you can also submit a picture of your receipt with your participating purchase), "Clip" the coupons you want on the SavingStar site, then do your grocery shopping; in a few days your cash back will show up with your qualifying purchases.


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$50 off $100 purchase to Tommy Bahama

Join the Tommy Bahama Email List 
and receive code for $50 off your purchase of $100 or more.

User can print confirmation page and present at retail store for discount.
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mr. Biscuits - Burning Love Hot Sauce Review

My co-workers have a thing for spicy, I don't know how they do it, since a Slim Jim makes my mouth feel like the pits of Hell. So, when I saw a company looking for reviewers for a hot sauce, I thought I'd treat one of my co-workers/best friend with something that would put a little step in her giddy up, plus the name was just awesome: Mr. Biscuits Burning Love Hot Sauce.

I gave the hot sauce to my friend this morning at work, since she didn't have anything to put it on, she drank it. Yes, folks, you read that correctly DRANK it and loved it. She said that it had a smokey salsa like flavor, where the tomato taste was very evident, which was great.

The heat on a scale of 1 being meh to 10 being sweet baby Jesus I see the light, she put it at a 6.5. It had a lingering heat, that made her perspire and fan herself a bit.

Her overall opinion of it was that it had a unique flavor and was very good. She recommends it and can see herself bring it to a BBQ to share the Burning Love.

About Mr. Biscuits - Burning Love Hot Sauce:
  • High HEAT (Scoville Unit Rating of 50,000), low vinegar and balanced flavor
  • HAND CRAFTED in Seattle by locally renowned chef, Casey Weber. Peppers raised by Alvarez Organic Farms.
  • Unique blend:
    • Habanero, Jalapeno, Thai Chili, Garlic, Onion, Tomatoes, Vinegar, Organic Citrus Fruits, Organic Fireweed Honey
  • All natural, Vegan, Non-GMO, Organic Ingredients, Gluten Free and No Added Fillers.
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I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review, my opinions are my own. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Join PinchMe!

Join PinchMe free of charge and receive free samples in exchange for your feedback. You pay NOTHING for being a member.


Answer a series of questions about your household and shopping habits in your Member Profile. PinchMe will learn what you like and offer samples just for you. Please note that you might not receive samples EVERY month, samples are first come first serve.

Once you've had a chance to try your samples, complete a short feedback survey to tell PinchMe what you thought of the samples and they'll share your thoughts with the brands. If you fail to complete the feedback surveys, you will not be eligible for future samples, until they're complete; they give you plenty of time to fill them out and they're pretty short.


I've been a member since they first began and have gotten free nail polish, breath right strips, dog food, a full sized bottle of Kraft Parmesan cheese, toilet bowl cleaner, plus much, much more.


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