Tuesday, August 28, 2012

-Closed-Milk Unleashed Giveaway

It’s back to school time which means car pools, soccer practice, recitals and maybe a little time for mom thrown in for good measure. Having an on-the-go lifestyle can be challenging to say the least and Milk Unleashed is here to help!

With handy single-serving shelf safe milk there’s no need to ever run out! You can take it anywhere at anytime! Milk Unleashed goes wherever your family goes, whether it’s a lunch box, a cooler, purse or a diaper bag!


Enter to win Milk Unleashed variety pack consisting of four shelf safe milks (white and chocolate) from: Hershey’s, LaLa, Horizon and Organic Valley*
*Milk will be chosen by random from the previously mention brands.
Plus the variety pack will have a cow stress ball and information on shelf safe milk!


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***Disclosure - No compensation received. I will receive a sample product.

Monday, August 27, 2012

-Closed- Back To School Gift Pack Giveaway

This back-to-school season will be as easy as 1-2-3 with a little help from General Mills, Crayola, and Target, the one-stop-shop for all your back-to-school needs! Head to the front of the class and check out www.GrocerySavvy.com where you’ll find even more coupons for back-to-school, recipes, and a special 2012 “Grocery Savvy Crayola® Back To School” Sweepstakes! Be sure to enter the sweepstakes for your chance to win one of the 700 Crayola® 8-count Washable Dry Erase Crayons or one of 20 Crayola® Dry-Erase Activity Centers Zany Play Edition.

Available exclusively at Target Stores during the month of August:


  • Purchase specially marked Nature Valley® Crunchy Granola Bars, Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries, and Big G Cereal packages and you could save up to $5 on Crayola products
  • Participating Big G cereal boxes will feature a fun Crayola coloring activity on pack
  • Save on General Mills products when you purchase specially marked Crayola 64-CT Crayons

One of my readers will get a chance to win this back to school gift pack!

  • A box of Cheerios

  • $20 Target gift card

  • 8-CT Crayola Dry-Erase Crayons

  • a Rafflecopter giveaway

    “Disclosure: The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by Crayola, Target, and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.”

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    Brave on DVD & Blu-Ray November 13

    Debuts November 13, 2012 on Blu-ray Combo Pack
    Featuring Hours of Exciting All-New Bonus Material Including
    the Never-Seen-Before Animated Short “The Legend of Mor’du”
    Burbank, Calif., August 22, 2012 --Disney•Pixar proudly announces the Blu-ray hi-def debut of “Brave,” the year’s #1 animated movie and Pixar Animation Studio’s 13th consecutive hit, on November 13, 2012. A breathtaking adventure that has entertained audiences of all ages,the stunning Blu-ray release of“Brave” includes hours of all-new bonus material, extraordinary behind the scenes features, extended and deleted scenes, a mysterious and exciting, new short film, ‘The Legend of Mor’du,” and much more.
    An original and thrilling journey set in the ancient and magical Highlands of Scotland, “Brave” follows the heroic journey of the headstrong, young adventurer Merida. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida confronts tradition and defies an age-old custom that inadvertently unleashes chaos, and forces her to discover the true meaning of bravery. The 5-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition (1 Blu-ray 3D + 2 Blu-ray Discs + 1 DVD + 1 Digital Copy) has something for everyone – from the home entertainment enthusiast who demands the highest quality, state-of-the-art technology offerings, to the family who enjoys the interactive and engaging bonus features that only Blu-ray can provide – making this unique and beautiful film a “must add” to any home media collection.
    The exciting home entertainment debut of “Brave” will be available in multiple ways, containing exciting all-new bonus features that extend the breathtaking movie experience.
    (BD 3D + BD Feature + BD Supplemental Material + DVD + DIGITAL COPY)
    · “La Luna” Theatrical Short – Fans will love this charming short that accompanied the film in theatres. It follows a young boy on his first night working the family business alongside his father and grandfather.
    · “The Legend of Mor’du” Short– This rousing new bonus short film will give fans the chance to delve deeper into the legend behind Mordu, as told by the eccentric witch who transformed him.
    · Brave Old World – Fans will watch as members of the “Brave” production team investigate Scotland, exploring its land, culture, people and dialects. The research they gathered was brought thrillingly to life in the film. Also, fans will hear what actress Emma Thompson (voice of Queen Elinor) thinks of Pixar’s take on her homeland.
    · Merida & Elinor – With the creation of Merida and Elinor, the Pixar filmmakers delved deep into the relationship between mother and daughter. Highlighting contrasts in character design, clothing, animation, voicing, even hairstyle, watch how the filmmakers explored this most important of relationships.
    · Bears – Take a look inside the art and design behind the bears in “Brave.” Each of the bears, gentle Mum-Bear and terrifying Mor’du, demanded a different approach to creating their physical appearance and personality.
    · Brawl in the Hall– A fascinating and hilarious inside look at the process of creating “Brave’s” fighting Scots, through animation, crowd simulation and fight choreography – not to mention a room full of grunting men whose vocal chortles added authenticity to the raucous scene.
    · Wonder Moss – Fans will explore how “Brave’s” technical artists examined the real Scottish countryside and studied the laws of nature, then turned these findings into computer codes that would blanket Merida’s Scotland in lush moss, lichen and bracken.
    · Magic –The magic and mystery of Scotland is revealed to fans in this charming feature about the legends – from mystical potions to the will-o’-the-wisps – seen in “Brave.”
    · Clan Pixar – At Pixar, getting into character is a team effort. From making Haggis to Kilt Fridays to celebrating the Scottish poet Robert Burns, fans will see how the “Brave” production crew truly embraced Scottish themes and customs fueled the Pixar crew throughout the creation of “Brave.”
    · Once Upon A Scene– A closer look at the evolution of the storylines throughout the production of the film, including alternative openings to the film and many deleted scenes.
    · Extended Scenes – Three separate scenes are highlighted in their extended form. Director Mark Andrews discusses the decision making process that led to the shortened versions of these scenes.
    · Director Commentary
    · “Fergus & Mor’du” An Alternate Opening– Once upon a time, “Brave” had a different opening scene. Eventually cut from the film, fans can see it in its entirety in this bonus feature narrated by the film’s director Mark Andrews.
    · Fallen Warriors Montage – A selection of deleted shots that were cut from the film late in production are presented to fans in various stages of completion through a video montage narrated by director Mark Andrews.
    · Dirty Hairy People – Fans will enjoy this uproarious bonus feature discussing the development of “Brave’s” Scots – including the design of their hair, attire, and dirt-crusted physiques.
    · It is English…Sort Of – This bonus feature helps fans interpret some of the more Scottish lines in the film, thanks to the real Scottish actors who play the key characters and contributed their own dialects and sayings.
    · Angus – A look at Merida’s most trusted companion, Angus, a mighty Clydesdale.
    · The Tapestry – Fans will learn the story behind this embroidered emblem of family unity, which was lovingly crafted by “Brave’s” team of artists.
    · Promotional Pieces – This bonus includes promotional clips for “Brave,” including: “Feast Yer Eyes,” “Relics,” “Clan DunBroch,” “Launch,” and more.
    · Art Gallery – A selection of breathtaking art from the creation of the film, showcasing characters, sets, scenes and stunning landscapes.
    · Wee Gaffes – A video montage of simulation, animation and shot bloopers.
    · Renaissance Animation Man – Get a look at Director Mark Andrews’ love of Scotland, sword-fighting, music and more!
    · Teasers and Sneak Peeks
    · “La Luna” Theatrical Short
    DVD Includes:
    · “La Luna” Theatrical Short
    · “The Legend of Mordu” All-New Short
    · Director Commentary
    (BD Feature + BD Supplemental Material + DVD)
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    Tuesday, August 14, 2012



    Innovative Singer, Songwriter, & Time Traveler
    Sets Out to Inspire Beauty Style Statements as Newest COVERGIRL

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 — HUNT VALLEY, MD —The COVERGIRL brand believes in helping women tap into what's uniquely special about them and working it with confidence – celebrating a style that only they can rock. So it’s fitting that the beauty brand that’s all about “doing you” authentically is partnering with Janelle Monáe for an exciting new chapter of her life journey. The celebrated artist, once called a “different kind of diva” byVogue, just wrapped her first COVERGIRL advertising shoot, which is scheduled todebut in the September issue of that publication next week. Monáe, who is already a renowned style icon with her signature black-tie wardrobe and striking hairstyle known as a "Monae," becomes the newest COVERGIRL today, and she is on a unique mission to encourage women to use all their artistic powers to play, change, and transform.
    “I believe it’s time that women truly owned their superpowers and used their beauty and strength to change the world around them,” saidMonáe. “One of my core values is to help redefine what it means to be a strong and beautiful woman in the music and fashion worlds and to empower the wonderful things that make us unique. Becoming a COVERGIRL is truly an honor and a gift: it opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out.”
    “Ever since Janelle made her electrifying arrival on the music scene, she has captured our imaginations, stirred our souls, and made us all move our feet,” said Esi Eggleston Bracey, VP and General Manager, COVERGIRL Cosmetics. “Janelle is a true force of energy and a beautiful spirit who truly delights in her creative journey, not just the destination. We’re elated and can’t wait to show the world another dimension of her artistic ‘superpowers’ as a member of our COVERGIRL family.”
    Janelle Monáe has been widely lauded by the music industry for her energetic performances, dynamic voice, genre-bending artistic sensibility, and visionary approach to songwriting. Monáe’s debut concept album “The ArchAndroid” was released to widespread acclaim. This epic “emotion picture” (a term she coined) earned her multiple Grammy nominations and accolades from Associated Press, The Guardian, The Chicago Tribune, and the LA Times, who all named “The ArchAndroid” the #1 album of 2010. In addition to these accolades, Janelle Monáe was a recipient of the 2011 ASCAP Vanguard Award and included in the first-ever Women Who Rock exhibit in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year.

    Most recently, she made a guest vocal appearance on the hit song, “We Are Young” with the band Fun. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard® Hot 100 chart and gave Monáe her first appearance in the U.S. Top 10, as well as her first MTV VMA nomination. Furthermore, Monáe is also a rising social innovator with her own non-profit organization Super7, which is committed to providing essential "Super Powers" to young women and young girls everywhere, focusing on their health, well being, and personal dreams.
    Since its introduction in 1961, the COVERGIRL brand has been a beauty industry leader in providing women with the makeup tools to rock their everyday cover moments. The long list of famous COVERGIRLs has included Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Rachel Hunter, Tyra Banks, Niki Taylor and Molly Sims. The current roster of COVERGIRLS includes such icons as P!nk, Sofia Vergara, Queen Latifah, Drew Barrymore,Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift and Team USA athletes Jennifer Kessy, Olympic Silver Medalist (Women’s Beach Volleyball) and Marlen Esparza, Olympic Bronze Medalist (Women’s Boxing).
    Visit www.covergirl.com for more information on COVERGIRL’s extensive lineup of products for women of every age. Like CG onfacebook.com/covergirl, and follow the brand on Twitter at twitter.com/covergirl.

    Check out Janelle singing “Easy, Breezy, Beautiful” for COVERGIRL on YouTube:http://youtu.be/34XQHAGnpR8 -- isn’t she fabulous?

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    Cantante Vanguardista, Compositora y Viajera del Tiempo
    Se Propone Inspirar Tendencias de Belleza Como la Nueva COVERGIRL
    Martes, 14 de agosto 2012 - HUNT VALLEY, MD - La marca COVERGIRL cree en ayudar a las mujeres a encontrar lo que las hace únicas y especiales, con seguridad en sí mismas para celebrar un estilo que solo ellas pueden hacer brillar. Así que es lógico que la marca de belleza que promueve "se tu misma " se haya unido a Janelle Monáe en un nuevo y emocionante capítulo de su vida. La célebre artista, que en alguna ocasión fue llamada por la revistaVogue como "otro tipo de diva", acaba de terminar su primera campaña publicitaria con COVERGIRL, la cual está programada para debutar en la edición de septiembre de dicha publicación que saldrá a la venta la próxima semana. Monáe, quien ya es un ícono de la moda por sus famosos trajes de etiqueta negra y su llamativo peinado conocido como "Monae", ahora se convierte en la más nueva COVERGIRL y asume la misión única de inspirar a las mujeres a usar todas sus facultades artísticas para jugar, cambiar y transformarse.
    "Creo que es hora de que las mujeres realmente dominen sus súper poderes y utilicen su belleza y fuerza para cambiar el mundo que las rodea", dijo Monáe. "Uno de mis valores fundamentales es poder ayudar a redefinir lo que significa ser una mujer fuerte y hermosa en el mundo de la música y de la moda, y de esta manera destacar las cosas maravillosas que nos hacen únicas. Ser una COVERGIRL es un verdadero honor y un regalo que me brinda una nueva plataforma para inspirar a las mujeres a sentirse más fuertes, más valientes y más hermosas por dentro y por fuera".
    “Desde que Janelle apareció en la escena musical ha capturado nuestra imaginación de manera electrizante, estremeciendo nuestras almas y haciéndonos mover los pies", dijo Esi Eggleston Bracey, vicepresidente y gerente general de COVERGIRL Cosmetics. "Janelle es una verdadera fuente de energía y un espíritu hermoso que realmente nos deleita a lo largo de su camino creativo. Estamos muy emocionados y no podemos esperar para mostrarle al mundo una nueva dimensión de sus súper poderes artísticos como la nueva miembro de nuestra familia COVERGIRL".
    Janelle Monáe ha sido ampliamente elogiada por la industria de la música por sus actuaciones energéticas, su voz dinámica, su sensibilidad artística dentro de su género y su enfoque visionario para escribir canciones. El debut del álbum de Monáe llamado"The ArchAndroid" fue recibido con gran éxito por la audiencia. Esta epopeya "película emotiva" (un término que ella ha utilizado) le valió múltiples nominaciones al Grammy y reconocimientos delAssociated Press, The Guardian, The Chicago Tribune y Los Angeles Times, quienes nombraron a "The ArchAndroid", como el álbum # 1 de 2010. Además de estos galardones, Janelle Monáe fue galardonada con el PremioASCAP Vanguard 2011 y fue una de las mujeres incluidas en la exposición, Women Who Rock, que se exhibió por primera vez en el Rock & Roll Hall of Fame este año.
    Recientemente, Monáe hizo una aparición vocal como invitada en la exitosa canción, "We Are Young" con la bandaFun. Esta canción alcanzó el primer lugar en la cartelera Billboard® Hot 100 Chart dándole a Monáe su primera aparición dentro de los Top 10 de EE.UU., así como su primera nominación a los premios MTV Video Music Awards. Por otra parte, Monáe se ha ido desarrollando también como una innovadora social al fundar su propia organización sin fines de lucroSuper7, cuyo compromiso es proporcionar "Súper Poderes" esenciales a jóvenes y niñas, enfocándose en su salud, bienestar y sus sueños personales.
    Desde su introducción en 1961, la marca COVERGIRL ha sido pionera en brindarle a las mujeres las herramientas de maquillaje necesarias para ayudarles a brillar al ritmo del rock todos los días. La larga lista de famosas COVERGIRL ha incluido a Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Rachel Hunter, Tyra Banks, Niki Taylor y Molly Sims, y su lista actual de COVERGIRLs incluye a íconos como P!nk, Sofia Vergara, Queen Latifah, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift y las atletas olímpicas de Team USA Jennifer Kessy, medallista olímpica de plata (Voleibol de Playa Femenino) y Marlen Esparza, medallista olímpica de bronce (Boxeo Femenino).
    Visitawww.covergirl.com para obtener más información sobre la extensa gama de productos COVERGIRL para las mujeres de todas las edades. Selecciona “Me gusta” en la página de CG en facebook.com/covergirl, y sigue la marca en Twitter en twitter.com/covergirl.

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    BlockBuster & The Hunger Games

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    What: Fans who pre-order The Hunger Games DVD at their local Blockbuster through August 15 will receive a free exclusive Hunger Games poster and be invited to attend a special release party at their local stores.
    Attendees at the Blue Springs Blockbuster will be treated to a special appearance by KRBE-FM on-air talent, HUNGER GAMES survival food, a screening of the movie in store, trivia contests for prizes, a special Tribute mini-makeover and learn self-defense techniques for the arena.
    Find your store locations here: http://www.blockbuster.com/releaseparties

    When: Friday, August 17 
    9:00pm – Midnight
    Where: Blockbuster
    10275 South Post Oak
    Houston, TX 77096

    Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.
    Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
    THE HUNGER GAMES DVD releases Saturday, August 18

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    The Odd Life of Timothy Green Opens Tomorrow!!

    Here are some new clips available. Make sure you check out The Odd Life of Timothy Green in theatres tomorrow!


    “Like” THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OddLifeMovie

    Follow THE OFF LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/#!/OddLifeMovie

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