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Tons of FREE Disney Junior Crafts and Printouts

Maybe you’re stuck inside on a rainy or snowy day and need to entertain the youngin’s.  Maybe your child has a day off from school.  Maybe you just want to do a fun activity with your child and be the cool mom or dad on the block.  Whatever your reasoning is, it doesn’t matter, because I am telling you, as an adult, I would do over half of these activities for myself!  Good thing I have a preschooler that loves everything Disney like his mommy!  We can do these anytime when we want to show our #DisneySide !

Here’s some examples:
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Just go to their website and have a little (or a lot) of fun!  There is also online games and videos!

Go to:  http://disneyjunior.disney.com/activities

Hey…psssssst…there’s a page for grown-ups too! Yippe! http://forgrownups.disneyjunior.com/

So many coupons so little time? CouponSurfer can help you fast and Free

So many coupons so little time? CouponSurfer can help you fast and Free!

CouponSurfer has coupons from all over the web and is very thorough at finding coupons to print for grocery stores, department stores, and more.  They have an “Extreme Couponer” section and a “Coupon Finder” section that really help out.  They are absolutely free to sign up.

Their website says:
We offer free coupons from hundreds of the leading e-commerce sites such as drugstore.com, Gap.com, Overstock, PETsMART.com and dozens of your favorite grocery brands like Kellogg’s, Pillsbury, Tropicana and more. Members get customized New Coupon Alerts to notify them of new coupons that they are specifically interested in and can create their own shopping list. Best of all it’s free to become a member.

 

Print free grocery coupons at CouponSurfer.com

Can your perfume or cologne kill you? The top fragrances that will make you ill

My-Perfume-is-making-me-sickI was researching ingredients in a new beauty product that I had just received to review.  I came across a very helpful website that tells you exactly what ingredients are harmful for you.  There is a scale from 0-10 and each ingredient is ranked by how harmful it is to your skin and body.  10 is high hazard. There is also a nifty little way to find the worst products with the highest ratings.

I found out that some of my most favorite perfumes and colognes are extremely bad for me and my loved ones.  I am angry.  Spread the word and check your fragrances!  This is outrageous!  Even some of the expensive brands are on the 10 rating!


Here are some popular Women fragrances that will probably make you sick.  There are tons rated at 10’s. Check your perfume here!
You can click on the rating and a new window will open to read which ingredients have a high hazard.

1. Fantasy by Britney Spears Eau de Parfum Spray  RATING 10
2. Luscious Pink by Mariah Carey Eau De Parfum RATING 10
3. Heidi Klum Shine Eau de Toilette Natural Spray RATING 10
4. Baby by Harajuku Lovers Eau de Toilette Spray RATING 10
5. Miami Glow by JLo Eau de Toilette Natural Spray RATING 10
6. Philosophy Field of Flowers Orange Blossom Eau de Toilette RATING 10
7. Playboy Vegas Playboy Eau de Toilette Spray RATING 10


 

These are not complete lists, please check your own cologne and perfumes to see if they are on the list!


 

Here are some popular Men fragrances that will probably make you sick.  There are tons rated at 10’s (but not as many as womens perfumes). Check your cologne here!
You can click on the rating and a new window will open to read which ingredients have a high hazard.

1. 9IX By Rocawear Eau de Toilette Spray  RATING 10
2. Adidas Eau De Toilette Spray, Deep Energy RATING 10
3. Adidas Eau de Toilette Spray, Moves Pulse RATING 10
4. McGraw Silver Eau de Toilette Spray RATING 10
5. Stetson Men’s Cologne Splash RATING 10
6. Preferred Stock Spray Cologne for Men RATING 10
7. Diesel Fuel For Life Men Eau de Toilette Spray RATING 10

This website is amazing and I am glad I found it.

You can check the ingredients on these categories:
Home
Sun
Makeup
Skin Care
Hair Nails
Fragrance
Babies & Moms
Oral Care
Men’s

From the EWG website:  “It’s our mission at Environmental Working Group to use the power of information to protect human health and the environment. EWG’s Skin Deep database gives you practical solutions to protect yourself and your family from everyday exposures to chemicals. We launched Skin Deep in 2004 to create online safety profiles for cosmetics and personal care products. Our aim is to fill in where industry and government leave off. Companies are allowed to use almost any ingredient they wish. The U.S. government doesn’t review the safety of products before they’re sold. Our staff scientists compare the ingredients on personal care product labels and websites to information in nearly 60 toxicity and regulatory databases. Now in its eighth year, EWG’s Skin Deep database provides you with easy-to-navigate safety ratings for a wide range of products and ingredients on the market.”

#perfume #cologne #harmful

Find Free Money You Didn’t Know You Had

Sometimes companies owe you money but you moved or something similar to this.  They then file it as unclaimed property with the state.  I just found $57 that Capital One owed me.  I’m figuring, I get this money back and just send it back out to my current Capital One credit card bill HA HA!

From their website found at this link:

“Conduct a free multi-state search by going directly to MissingMoney, the NAUPA-sponsored search engine, or search state-by-state on individual unclaimed property programs by clicking the appropriate jurisdiction on the map or drop box below. You should search in every state where you have lived.”

“What is unclaimed property?”

“Unclaimed property (sometimes referred to as abandoned) refers to accounts in financial institutions and companies that have had no activity generated or contact with the owner for one year or a longer period. Common forms of unclaimed property include savings or checking accounts, stocks, uncashed dividends or payroll checks, refunds, traveler’s checks, trust distributions, unredeemed money orders or gift certificates (in some states), insurance payments or refunds and life insurance policies, annuities, certificates of deposit, customer overpayments, utility security deposits, mineral royalty payments, and contents of safe deposit boxes.”

“What happens to these accounts that have no activity?”

“Acting in the best interest of consumers, each state has enacted an unclaimed property statute that protects your funds from reverting back to the company if you have lost contact with them. These laws instruct companies to turn forgotten funds over to a state official who will then make a diligent effort to find you or your heirs. Most states hold lost funds until you are found, returning them to you at no cost or for a nominal handling fee upon filing a claim form and verification of your identity. Since it is impossible to store and maintain all of the contents that are turned over from safe deposit boxes, most states hold periodic auctions and hold the funds obtained from the sale of the items for the owner. Some states also sell stocks and bonds and return the proceeds to the owner in the same manner.”

“How do states try to return this money?”

“The state treasurers and other officials who administer the unclaimed property programs have developed many powerful and effective methods to locate owners including the use of websites, cross-checking public data, staging thousands of awareness events at state fairs and even shopping malls, and developing a national database, MissingMoney.com. The methods work as tens of millions of potential lost owners inquire annually resulting in this vital consumer protection program returning money to people at a rate approaching two billion dollars annually.”

Go to unclaimed.org to find if you or your family have any money coming to you.

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Store Your Phone and Camera Photos For Free Forever

This is not exactly a product, but this is a FREE service!  You can also earn more space, so this qualifies as earning a free product in my book!  It beats buying an expensive external hard drive.  It’s easy and free to use!

If you have a smartphone or camera and want to store your photos for free, you can do so at Dropbox.com.  You can upload and access your pictures from any computer or internet connected device below.  Dropbox has a computer upload program too for your camera photos.

You receive 2 GB free from the get go.  If you get your family or friends to sign up for an account, you will receive an additional 500MB of space, up to 16GB.   Link your Twitter and Facebook accounts to your Dropbox and earn extra space too!  Dropbox has an easy uploading system on your smartphones.  I’ve used both the Android and Apple versions of the app and they both work smoothly.

You can make albums in your Dropbox account and then share albums or single photos with your friends and family.

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Extensive list of Walt Disney World contests – Bookmark this one!

This is amazing.  Mousesavers.com is an awesome Disney information site.  They have discounts for hotels, tickets, tips, free things to do at Disney, and so much more.  If you are a Disney freak like me, this is 100% the place to bookmark in your favorites.  I spent hours on this website just reading all the information.  I’ve been a fan of The Mouse, since before I can remember to talk.

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Back to the subject title.  This link goes to an updated all year round page on their website that lists all of the sponsored by Disney or vacations to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Cruise contests or prize giveaways in one easy spot.  Someone has to win, why not you!

GOOD LUCK!

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Use Twitter to earn gift cards and win prizes – Here’s how

Do you have Twitter?  Do you like gift cards or prizes?  Here’s an awesome way to use Twitter to its fullest potential.  All you have to do is sign into your twitter account, then go to SoFab Chats here.  Once you are there, click the sign in with your Twitter account and you will be automatically set up.  You don’t have to fill anything out.

Then you just look for the date on the calendar with contests on Twitter that you want to participate in.  The calendar looks like this:

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Once you go to their Twitter contest page, RSVP.

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Follow the Companies that are hosting the party.  This page gives you the Twitter handles and links to do so very easily.

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Go back to SoFab Chats on the day of the party and go to the Tweetgrid.  This is an easier way to keep track and read all of the tweets that go out during a contest.  A Twitter contest goes really fast, so a grid is recommended.  Make sure you chine in a few time once the party starts so the company knows you are there.  Good luck!