Thursday, August 27, 2015

Save A Lot $25 Gift Card Giveaway for back to school meal ideas.

Save A Lot ! I'd shop there! Who doesn't like to save on grocery shopping?
The name just sounds like a good place to shop, and I'd say it is!

Oh what a beautiful day it was when I visited the Burlington, New Jersey location of Save A Lo

What I like about Save A Lot:

  • Wide aisles-like two shoppers could pass each other without holding their breath!
  • Clean-parking lot wasn't littered with sale flyers, store floors were shinny and clean, products were neatly arranged on the shelves. 
  • Bright lights
  • Great selection of store brand and name brand items
  • Fresh foods, produce, dairy, meat, breads
  • Frozen foods and ice cream treats
  • Fast checkout
  • Friendly cashiers

This wasn't just one time I shopped at Save A Lot, every time I've shopped there it's been pleasant, and I shop two different locations in New Jersey.

Today's trip was for stocking up on breakfast and lunch food for back to school. I know most areas of the country have started school already, but in New Jersey, we start the Thursday after Labor Day.

I found a lot of great bargains today, I was watching the price tally as the cashier scanned my items and it was almost the end of the order and I was happy with the total! 

Before you head to Save A Lot Food Stores, join the club for exclusive savings, shopping list and to enter for chance to win $100 gift card.
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Here's a quick look at my cart:

  • Pick up a sale flyer when you go in the door. Prices vary by location.
  • The store I shopped at had Purell wipes for the cart!
  • Bring your own bags or buy a reusable or plastic bags at the store. I purchased this really cute and extra large size bag today. ($1.49 plus tax price and availability will vary by location)

I bought great back to school breakfast and lunch foods, and even after school snacks, that are easy to prepare, healthy, and taste great:

These back to school breakfast, lunch, and after school snacks are easy to prepare, pack, and transport. I bought sandwich size bags and foil. I like to wrap the kids sandwiches in foil so when they open it, they have a little place mat out of the foil.
Breakfast ideas:
Kiggins Cereal
Morning Delight Toaster Pastries
Tipton Grove Cup of Peaches
Coburn Farms Yo-Whoa yogurt

Lunch Ideas:
Panner Peanut butter on crackers
Nature Trails Granola Bar
Tipton Grove fruit cups or Applesauce
Fairfield Raisins
Splash-Out Fruit punch (send along a bottle of water and let them add the packet and shake for a quick exercise)
Dippables cheese/cracker pack
Haribo gummy bears for a special treat

GIVEAWAY: For your chance to win a $25.00 Save A Lot gift card enter the rafflecopter widget.

one random winner will be selected and sent the $25 gift card. open to residents of USA 18 and older. No Post Office Boxes, please. 

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Disclosure: I received a Save A Lot gift card for the purpose of this post. The comments and views are my own.

Monday, August 24, 2015

GIVEAWAY!!! The New York Times Best Seller book, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN

Sometimes it's easier to watch a video than write a intro, so here you go:
(why is there a video to the book? The film will be in theaters Sept)

There is nothing easy about this video-a man dies in a car crash.
Don was a family man.
He was married to Eva.
He had three children.
How will they cope with his death? 
How will they be a family without him?
How will the community that loves him so much deal with his absence?


At the scene of his accident a man prays for Don, who is thought to be dead.
WAIT!!! Don is not dead. Did that prayer bring him back to life? I say yes!

Through much healing and emotion he is better, but he is ready to die. 
His will is weak and tired. 

I love the part when the church is filled with people praying for him to be well.
An entire congregation praying for him. That's the power of prayer!

About the movie presented by Giving Films:
Releases in theaters everywhere September 11, 2015
Rating: PG-13 (for intense accident and injury images) 

Starring Hayden Christensen (Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith), Kate Bosworth (Remember The Titans, Blue Crush) Michael W. Smith, Fred Thompson, Dwight Yoakam, and Jason Kennedy, 90 Minutes In Heaven is based on the inspiring New York Times best-selling book that has sold 7 million copies.  

About the book:
Paperback; 245 pages
Pastor Don Piper died January 18, 1989 when a semi-tractor truck crushed his car.  Declared dead by the first rescue workers to arrive on the scene, Don's body lay under a tarp for the next 90 minutes.  Don's soul, meanwhile, was experiencing love, joy, and life like he'd never known before.  Don was in Heaven.  

When another pastor's prayers helped bring Don back to life, he became a living miracle!  Yet this is one miracle Don wished never happened.  Heaven's bliss was replaced by excruciating pain and emotional turmoil.  

With the support and prayers of his beloved Eva, their three kids, and friends near and far, Don clings to his faith in God and fights to regain a semblance of his previous life.  

The Piper family's incredible true story of perseverance and overcoming the challenges of life - and death - will bring hope and encouragement to all who see it. 

Giveaway: Enter for your chance to win a copy of  the book:
90 Minutes in Heaven. One qualified random winner will be selected and sent the book.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

About Giving Films:
Giving Films is passionate about sharing hope-filled movies and donating ALL of their profits to charities and ministries who serve those in need.  Beginning with their first film, 90 Minutes In Heaven, Giving Films is allowing all of us to be a part of making a difference.  Anytime you go to a Giving Films movie in theaters, visit and select which charities you want to receive the profits from your ticket.  Their charitable organizations are Christian Alliance for Orphans, Faith Bridge Foster Care, Hire Heroes USA, Hope International, LifeWater, Street Grace, and World Vision.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The International Faith & Family Film Festival

The International Faith & Family Film Festival is a first-class gathering of high-level entertainment executives, notable Hollywood directors, screenwriters and actors that features exclusive movie screenings and events.

It is a major component of megafest, a multi-day family festival featuring faith, empowerment and entertainment activities that was founded nine years ago by Bishop T.D. Jakes.

The inaugural film festival event in 2013 was a major success. This year’s Megafest is expected to host upwards of 100,000 people at the Dallas Convention Center and American Airlines Center.