Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Coppertone suncare product review

Spring means warmer temperatures...which means more time outside...usually in the sun...which can lead to sunburn (at least for my family & I).  I received a package of several Coppertone sun care products to review back in September, but the weather turned colder before we had a chance to use them.  I pulled them out of my dresser this weekend in preparation of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, which means LOTS of time outside for our family, and travel for many others.

If travelling by plane, you may have found that the TSA's 3-1-1 rule for carry on items to be quite a pain.  Luckily enough, Coppertone has you covered (pun intended)!  The Coppertone Sport Faces lotion was what we used yesterday at the ball field and birthday party we attended.  It worked beautifully!  It won't clog your pores or cause your face to breakout, which is important to me as I have a naturally oily face.  It stays on strong when you sweat and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Perhaps you have little ones who don't like to sit still to have sunscreen applied to them, causing tears when it gets too close to their eyes.  The Coppertone kids stick works GREAT to help prevent just that. Not to mention it's fragrance free, hypoallergenic & water resistant for up to 80 minutes!
Coppertone's designers have also launched a Making the Grade program which educates parents by providing them with tools on how to protect their children from the sun.  You can even print a $1 coupon good when you buy ANY Coppertone sun care product (excluding trial size)!  Even when wearing sunscreen, it's important to remember to limit your time in the sun, especially from 10A-2P, wear long sleeves, hats & sunglasses for extra protection and be vigilant in checking your skin for changes which may be a sign of skin cancer.

Coppertone has been so gracious as to provide me with some extra sunscreen sticks to offer as prizes to a few lucky readers.  In order to be considered for this giveaway, please do any (or all!) of the following:
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Friday, May 9, 2014

18 items for $2.52 at CVS!

I went into CVS on my lunchbreak today because I had a $10 ECB that was expiring.  Of course, I didn’t get a CVS flyer in my newspaper on Sunday, so I didn’t know what they had on sale.  Luckily, I had my trusty coupon clutch in my purse so I could do some quick match-ups as I walked through the store. 

Here’s what I got:
10 Easter egg bubble gums = 60c  (90% off)
1 bag Utz chips = $1.00
1 pair shoe laces = $2.37
1 Got2B hair gel = $3.99
2 Palmolive dish liquid = $1.98
1 Garnier shampoo = $2.99
1 CVS brand lotion = $1.77
1 Burts Bees lip balm = $3.29
Total before coupons = $19.07

Coupons Used:
$10 ECB
$1/2 Palmolive
$1.50 Burts Bees lip item
$2 Garnier
Total coupon savings = $16.50

Total retail (before sale prices) = $28.57
Total OOP = $2.52

Thursday, May 8, 2014

$10 gift card for "RARE" disease survey

There is a company called Rare Patient Voice that does surveys and interviews for people with rare diseases about their medical care, quality, and services. This is not just for people who have the condition, but also for their caregivers. Each time you fill out a questionnaire or survey, you get a bit of financial compensation.

When you first sign up, you get a $10 Amazon gift card. Then anyone who signs up and puts your name as a referral, you both get another $10 gift card.  I just received $20 because I signed up and then my husband signed up under me. No surveys yet, so I’m not sure how much compensation you get for each one.

The diseases that qualify as “rare” are:
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (WM)
  • Lupus
  • Gaucher
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Hepatitis C
  • Crohn’s Disease (I’m guessing UC counts as well)
If you think that either you or the person you care for has something that qualifies as rare, you can apply here, and then explain why you think you qualify. If you do sign up, I’d love it if you put Melissa Webster as your referral so I can get credit for it!