Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Do you have the cutest last-minute tax deduction?

My friend is due with her first baby any day/minute now. She's actually over-due by a week. They are giving her another day to go into labor by herself, then her little bundle will be served his eviction notice. I know she's ready to have him. I can't wait to meet him. And having him right at the end of the year will ensure he'll be a great tax deduction when tax time comes around.

Do you have your own last-minute tax deduction? Or maybe you know someone else who does (or will very soon)?

Well, thanks to Turbo-Tax, one of these last-minute deductions will win their parents a bundle too. Turbo-Tax is the #1 rated best selling tax preparation software. They are searching for America's Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deductions. And they are offering the parents of a lucky baby born in December the chance to win $5,000.

To enter, parents or legal guardians should submit a photo of their baby born between Dec. 1-31, to www.cutesttaxdeduction.com. The deadline for submissions is January 7, 2010. Judges will select 10 finalists, and America will determine America's Cutest Last-Minute Tax Deduction and the $5,000 grand prize winner!

Further details, rules and eligibility are available at www.CutestTaxDeduction.com. You can follow @TurboTax on Twitter (#TTbaby) or visit TaxBreak, the new TurboTax blog for updates.



*I was not paid to post this. I will, however, be entered in a drawing for prizes by submitting it to MomCentral.*

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winners- Present & Past

I have two contests to draw winners for today. But I always wanted to let you know that if you're still waiting on a prize from me for a recent contest, it is on its way. I received several of the winnings here instead of them being sent to you from the companies, so I need to get those in the mail. They are packaged up and going out today. I'm so sorry for the delay, and I'm hoping you will receive them soon. Thanks for your patience. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to e-mail me - psmomreviews at gmail dot com.

And the winners for the Families of the World DVDs are...

#10 - Amanda (amanda.corley@...)

#17 - Julie (aunteegem@...)

#23 - Nadia at ABCFrugality


The winners for the Yoplait Kids, Less Sugar Yogurt are...

#12 - Denise

#6 - haydensmommy05@...

Congrats to all the winners! I have an e-mail going to you right now. I will need your mailing addresses, so I can pass these along and have them sent out right away. For the yogurt ones, I'll need to hear back from you a little sooner.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Yoplait Kids Less Sugar Yogurt Review & {Giveaway} (CLOSED)



Thanks to MyBlogSpark, we got to try Yoplait Kids Yogurt. We've bought Yoplait Kids for years. My son, Zachariah, used to pick out the Dora and Diego kinds they had. Apparently now he's too old for that, because he only even chooses the Trix variety.

It doesn't matter to me what he chooses. I know that yogurt is good for him and a great addition to his lunches. Plus Yoplait Kids is a good source of vitamin D. Since my son doesn't drink much milk, it's a fun way to make sure he's getting that good stuff he needs.



From Yoplait:
Are you searching for a snack for the kids that tastes good and is good for them? Yoplait Kids Yogurt is the perfect solution with 25% less sugar than the leading kids' yogurt. With its thick and creamy texture that will hug your little ones spoon, you won't have to worry about a sticky mess to clean up afterwards. It also contains no artificial sweeteners or flavors, so you can feel good about serving it to your kids.


One thing that makes me hesitate about buying yogurt is the price. It is terribly expensive. But I've found a way to but it now and then and still make it affordable. I often see coupons for Yoplait to use. And they even have a printable coupon on their website. When I take a coupon and wait until the yogurt goes on sale, it's pretty affordable...especially when I use it at a store that doubles coupons.

To make it even more affordable, I'm giving away 2 Yoplait Less Sugar, More Fun prize packs to you. The prize pack includes a coupon* for any of the Yoplait Kids yogurt products along with a travel cooler (to take your yogurt on-the-go), a fun spoon that changes colors in warm water, a reusable place mat with games to keep the kids happy while snacking, and a fuzzy tangle puzzle for some after-snack fun. All this from Yoplait and MyBlogSpark.

*This coupon offer for a free six pack of Yoplait Kids yogurt is NOT valid in some states, including Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Tennessee.


Buy It: Yoplait Kids Yogurt is available in grocery stores everywhere.

Win It: I have two (2) Yoplait Less Sugar, More Fun prize packs to give to you lucky readers. (See description above.)

To Enter: Tell me how you make snack time fun for your kids or grandkids. Be sure to include your e-mail address, so I can contact you when you win. (If I can't find an e-mail or don't already have it, I will draw a new number for the winner.)

Extra Entries: If you'd like to, you may earn extra entries for doing each of the following. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each. You must do the above (main) entry first, then you can do these others.

*Post about the giveaway on your blog and leave the link here. (2 entries)
*Post about the giveaway on Twitter and leave the link here. **You may do this once each day for unlimited entries until the contest ends.** Cut & Paste: Enter to win 1 of 2 Yoplait Less Sugar, More Fun prize packs from @psmomreviews -http://tinyurl.com/yh6o3hu.
*Follow me on Twitter.
*Subscribe to this blog by a feed reader.
*Subscribe to this blog by e-mail.
*Become a follower (or you already are).
*Enter one of my other giveaways, then come back here and let me know which one you entered. You may do this for one extra entry.

This giveaway is open now through Wednesday, December 16th. I will draw a winner on Thursday, December 17th.

**Don't forget to sign up for these other giveaways:

*A product was received from MyBlogSpark and Yoplait for the purpose of this review.*

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Families of the World DVD Review & {Giveaway} (CLOSED)

As a mother and an educator I find value in products that help children learn new things. The Families of the World DVDs do just that. They are great videos that children will enjoy watching. And the best thing is they will learn so many things about families in other cultures and countries.

We got the opportunity to review the Families of Guatemala, Families of Panama, and More Families of Mexico DVDs. These three new DVDs follow the family life of families in their culture. Each features two children from different places or walks of life in their particular country.

These DVDs are great for teachers and librarians to use for young students. They are very informative and fun. I've always enjoyed learning about other cultures and countries. And it's even neater to see if from a child's perspective.

I can see these being a great resource for schools to incorporate into their curriculum. They would also be good for homeschoolers. They are most appropriate for grade school children, but my 3 year old likes them well enough. They don't keep his attention the whole time, but he does ask to watch them from time to time.


Buy It: Families of Guatemala, Families of Panama, and More Families of Mexico on DVD plus 20 other "Families of..." DVDs are available from their website www.familiesoftheworld.com or by calling 1-800-765-5885.

Win It: I have one (1) copy each of Families of Guatemala, Families of Panama, and More Families of Mexico DVD to give to three (3) of you lucky readers.

To Enter: Go to their website and tell me another DVD (not listed here) you'd be interested in viewing. Be sure to include your e-mail address, so I can contact you when you win. (If I can't find an e-mail or don't already have it, I will draw a new number for the winner.)

Extra Entries: If you'd like to, you may earn extra entries for doing each of the following. Be sure to leave a separate comment for each. You must do the above (main) entry first, then you can do these others.

*Post about the giveaway on your blog and leave the link here. (2 entries)
*Post about the giveaway on Twitter and leave the link here. **You may do this once each day for unlimited entries until the contest ends.** Cut & Paste: Enter to win 1 of 3 Families of the Worlds DVDs from @psmomreviews - http://tinyurl.com/yckalcm.
*Follow me on Twitter.
*Subscribe to this blog by a feed reader.
*Subscribe to this blog by e-mail.
*Become a follower (or you already are).
*Enter one of my other giveaways, then come back here and let me know which one you entered. You may do this for one extra entry.

This giveaway is open now through Tuesday, December15th. I will draw a winner on Wednesday, December 16th.

**Don't forget to sign up for these other giveaways:
More coming soon

*A product was received for the purpose of this review.*

Saturday, December 5, 2009

FYI

Friday, December 4, 2009

Long over-due Winners

Sorry about the delay. I guess time has gotten away from me. With the Thanksgiving holidays and decorating and preparing for Christmas, I've been busy.

I owe you all some prizes.

The Art House DVD winner is

#24 - Bridgette


#70 - Judy Brittle

Congrats to both of you. You will be hearing from my via e-mail shortly.

FYI