Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Review and Giveaway of TheraBreath products

Have you heard of TheraBreath products? I had not heard of them until I got the opportunity to review them. I was lucky enough to try the Tonsil Stone Deluxe Kit as the first product of theirs that I've used. 
I have had tonsil stones for a few years now. I think they are also called tonsilloliths. They are the gross white spots that form at the back of some people's throats. I didn't have them when I was a child, but since the age of about 22, I started to notice these formations at the back of my throat from time to time. 
I didn't know where they came from at first, but then I noticed that I would get them after I'd eat or drink dairy products. The thing about tonsil stones is they make your breath smell bad if you don't get rid of them. If you are suffering from tonsil stones, you know how gross they are and how they can cause you to stress out about your breath. Nobody wants to have bad breath. Needless to say, I was very excited to try a product that would get rid of them for good.  
When I recieved my deluxe kit, I was excited to use it. I was at the end of a tube of toothpaste, so when I finished that off, I started the TheraBreath products. My first impression was that there was a lot of product that had to be used. But the kit comes with instructions on how to use the product correctly to help rid yourself of those disgusting tonsil stones. It took me a little while to get used to following the directions at first because there are several steps that have to be followed. After doing it for a couple of days, I was doing it with no problems at all. 
I can always tell when I have a tonsil stone forming, no matter how small it is. I am pleased to say that I am now tonsil stone free. I have been using the product for about a month now and since I've used the product, I've not had one tonsil stone. 
I tend to gush about products some times, I think. That's just kinda my personality- I'm excitable. BUT if this means anything, I don't think I'll ever use another brand of toothpaste or mouthwash. EVER. My mouth stays fresh feeling all day. I brush, floss, and use mouthwash in the mornings. At night, I follow the instructions in the kit to remove tonsil stones. My breath always feels fresh, even when I wake up in the morning. I have never experienced a product before that I would use at night, and then when I wake up in the morning, my mouth still feels fresh. 
I wanted to test this product fully so last night, I went without brushing my teeth. Okay, honestly I just somehow got out of my routine and did not brush last night for some reason. Sure enough, when I woke up this morning, I had morning breath.
It is AMAZING what a difference this product has made in my life. It sounds cheesy, I'm sure, but this has made a huge difference in my life. I feel more confident about having fresh breath than ever before. It doesn't really take a lot of time, but it makes a huge difference. If you suffer from Tonsil Stones, give this kit a try. It worked for me. If you just want a product that works to keep your breath fresh, try some of TheraBreath's products.
There are a variety of products available to help keep your breath fresh and clean feeling. Now, if you'd like to try this product for yourself, you can go here to purchase some. Or, you can try to win some from this blog! 
I've gotten the okay to give away two sets of product. I'll draw two winners who will each get to try out one tube of TheraBreath toothpaste and one bottle of TheraBreath mouthwash. Here's what you need to do to get your entries in. 
Follow TheraBreath on Twitter and Follow me on Twitter
Extra Entries:  
Like TheraBreath on Facebook
Like me on Facebook
This giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are eighteen or older. This giveaway will end on April 16th at midnight. I will draw two winners via Random.org. I will contact winners via email and need to hear a response within 48 hours or I'll choose another winner. Get your entries in for this great prize!

Monday, March 28, 2011


I so wanted to title this "Duh, WINNING!", but I resisted. The winner of the Ocean Nasal kit is Nicole! I've already sent her an email.

The winners of the Purex Crystals coupons are tara.the.equestrian, katychick, and tonya. I will email all of you to get mailing addresses so I can get you your coupons :)

Thanks for being readers!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Eliminate your Credit Score Woes

Many people worry about their credit score and for good reason. Credit scores are a means of determining whether to extend credit to individuals or not. If your credit score is good, you have a great chance to borrow with low interest rates. If your credit score is not good, you will either be charged high interest rates, or you may be declined for credit all together. If you have credit score woes, take heart. You can fix your score you are diligent about doing so. Don’t expect an increase in credit score right away, especially if your credit is in really bad shape to start off. But with time and responsible credit usage, your score is sure to improve.

 The best thing that you can do is to pay your bills on time- always! Or, if you are behind on your bills, catch up as soon as possible. Pay your bill in full each month when it is due. Then once you catch up, you must stay current. If you are having trouble paying your bills, talk to your creditors or with a credit counseling agency. Make sure that if you do go the credit counseling route, find a legitimate counseling agency who can really help you to find a way out of your credit troubles. As you eventually begin to pay your bills on time, your score will improve.

 Try not to open new accounts. The reason it is important that you don’t open new accounts unnecessarily is that credit is based on the amount of time you have an account. If you open a lot of new accounts the average age of your credit accounts is lowered.

 Use your existing credit responsibly. This means that you must resist from purchasing items on credit that you don’t have the money to repay at the end of the month. If you must use credit, use it sparingly. You should try to avoid charging large amounts on your credit cards. If it at all possible, pay off your credit cards as soon as you use them. If you use credit to purchase an item during the month, pay it off at the end of the month when your bill is due. Try to keep your accounts at a zero balance.

You can improve your credit score if you are diligent about doing so. Pay your bills on time, refrain from opening new accounts, and use your credit responsibly. With such responsible credit practices your credit score is sure to increase over time.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

NuSkin ageLOC Transformation Review and Giveaway $400 Vallue!

No matter what your age, it’s never too early to start taking better care of your skin. Recently I had the chance to use a skincare product that I’d never used before. It’s called Nu Skin. I must admit, this is the first time that I’ve used a skincare product that is specifically designed to help reduce the signs of aging. At twenty-something years old, I never really thought that skincare products designed to reduce the signs of aging would make that much of a difference for me.

I had the opportunity to try the Nu Skin ageLOC Transformation system. This system combines four products with a combination of the most up-to-date anti-aging science and technology from Nu Skin. This is the most advanced anti-aging system ever that produces the ultimate anti-aging benefits. The ageLoc Transformation system cleanses, renews, moisturizes, and reveals younger looking skin in as many as eight ways. The amazing thing is that this starts in just the first seven days.

The claims are that you’ll experience a more youthful skin structure, a more even skin tone, reduced appearance of lines and wrinkles, more radiant skin, and much more. I read the information on the product before I used it. It said that 100% of subjects who used the ageLOC Transformation system twice daily for showed improvements as determined by a clinical grader. The improvement in overall appearance included diminishment of fine lines, skin smoothness, and radiance, all after 12 weeks of use.

Now, I’m always a skeptic. I don’t believe things until I try them myself. Ever. I definitely went into this experience not really expecting noticeable differences. I mean, I figured that of course a clinical skin grader would be able to notice a difference. I don’t know what kind of special cameras and lights they can use to notice the most minute changes. I wasn’t so sure that I would be able to notice a change in my skin.

I was hoping, however, that I would be able to see a noticeable difference because of the products. I have noticed that my pores look larger than before, so I was really hoping that would change. Plus, every gal can use skin that is more hydrated, smoother, and more even looking. I wanted to be able to give an accurate review, so I started using only the Nu Skin ageLOC products. I used it for seven days and began to notice that my skin felt smoother on about the 9th day. I’m not saying that it didn’t work until then, I just mean that’s when I was able to notice it.

I have now been using the products for three weeks and I can really say that they do work. I wouldn’t have believed that it would make such a difference if I hadn’t tried it myself. I have dry and sensitive skin, as I found out that I have eczema, but this didn’t cause any kind of breakouts for me. I definitely noticed that my skin was more hydrated than before and it just feels better. I wish I had a camera that was good enough to show the difference in my skin, but alas, mine is not the newest.

Would you like to try one of these systems for yourself?

You can purchase the Nu Skin ageLOC Transformation system that I tried from their site for about $410.

A lesser costing option would be to win it here! The folks at Nu Skin have given me permission to give away one Nu Skin ageLOC Transformation system like the one I tried. This product has an over $400 value! This would make a great gift for yourself, or for a friend. They'd have to be a good friend though cause I'm not sure I'd be inclined to give this away myself...but you all are probably a lot more noble than I.

Here is what you have to do to gain entry into this giveaway.

+ Visit the Nu Skin site and tell me what other product you’d like to try if you had the chance.


+ Follow me on Twitter

For extra entries do one or all of the following. Oh, and if you're already doing these things, leave a comment letting me know

+ Tweet about this giveaway! You may do it once per day:

Enter to win a NuSkin prize worth over $400 from mystery shopping teacher- http://tinyurl.com/4n6rqpt

+ Become a facebook "like"er

+ Become a subscriber

+ Become a GFC follower

+ Blog about this and leave a link back to my blog

This giveaway will end on Saturday April 30th. I will draw a winner via Random.org. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or I'll pick another winner. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. who are 18 or older. That's it! Get busy with those entries!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Smart Mouth Review

I had the chance to review Smart Mouth, a mouthwash that claims to provide twelve hours of fresh breath after just one rinse. It works to eliminate existing bad breath and prevents it from coming back. It's supposed to eliminate morning breath too.
How does it work? You are supposed to rinse twice a day for all day (and all night) fresh breath. There are two seperate bottles that you have to mix together to swish your mouth with. Mixing the two bottles together is what activates the formula. One downside to this product for me is that the bottles leak. I lost half of one of my bottles when I knocked it down unawares. Bummer.
It is safe for children ages 6 and older as well as diabetics. What makes this mouthwash different from other types of mouthwash is the fact that it is alcohol free. You know that burn you get when you wash your mouth with most mouthwashes? Well, you won't have that with Smart Mouth.
I enjoyed using it. It provided a minty fresh breath feeling and made me feel more confident about my breath. As a teacher, it's nice to feel like you are covered when it comes to the fresh breath department. When you are in a meeting with a parent, or even other teachers, it is nice to know that you don't have to worry about your breath knocking anyone out.
Disclosure: This post is based on my own opinion. No compensation was recieved for this other than getting a product to try out.

Ocean Nasal Spray review and giveaway

If your family is anything like mine, you could benefit from having a product to make breathing easier. Nasal spray helps a lot. Recently I had the chance to review some Ocean products in our home. There are several Ocean products available for the family. We reviewed Ocean Complete, Ocean Premium, and Ocean for Kids.

Since my little guy is only 16 months old, I liked that the Ocean for Kids product is even gently enough for newborns to use. It is specifically formulated for newborns up to children aged 12 years old. When the climate is dry and little nasal passages get irritated, Ocean is good to help moisten airways. It also helps with nosebleeds and nasal congestion.

The adult products are good as well.I'm semiembarrassed to admit this but until recently (maybe in the last year or so), I had never used a nasal spray. It just always seemed like it wasn't necessary. Plus, I didn't think I'd like the feeling of shooting liquid up the nose. If you haven't tried it before, it's really not that bad. Plus, it makes you feel better. Once you've used a nasal spray a few times you'll have no problem picking one up every time you feel a little dry or congested! Here's a video with a little more information about some Ocean products.

Would you like to try some Ocean products of your own? I have one set of Ocean products available for giveaway to one of my readers. Here's what you need to do for the mandatory entry:

+ Follow Ocean Nasal Care on Twitter


+ Follow me on twitter

Extra entries
+ Subscribe (you can also enter for a chance to win $20 paypal cash for subscribers here)

+ Like me on facebook
+ Follow me on networked blogs
+ Blog about this on your blog or mention it on your website.
+ Tweet about this giveaway (can do once per day):
Enter to win some Ocean Nasal Care products. Ends 3/27. Visit:http://tinyurl.com/46g8jvo

This giveaway ends on 3/27 at midnight. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. who are 18 or older. I will pick a winner via Random.org. If you are chosen as the winner I'll need to hear back from you within 48 hours or I'll have to pick another winner. Thanks for being a reader!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Purex Crystals review and giveaway

Have you had the chance to try out the new Purex Crystals? As a Purex Insider I got the opportunity to review some of these crystals in my laundry. Our family likes them alot. They do what they claim to do: soften your clothes while leaving a long-lasting fragrance.
They are a unique way of softening and freshening your laundry. They have 92% natural products that keep your laundry smelling great for weeks. The difference between Purex Crystals and traditional fabric softener is that the average softener is oil based. This oil coats your fabbrics causing an oily residue. Crystals softener actually infuses fibers of cloth with a long-lasting fragrance.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Winner of Ergomotion Laser Mouse

Okay,so I kinda dropped the ball on this giveaway. I don't know what I was thinking when I ended this giveaway at the end of State Testing week. I had other things on my mind and a ton of stuff to do at work so for some reason I was thinking this giveaway ended on Sunday when it really ended on Tuesday. Sorry about that. This teaches me that I can't have giveaways ending when I have important things goin on at school (state testing, long workshops, beginning of the school year, end of the school year, etc). So the winner of this giveaway is lucky number one, Evie. I will send you an email to get your address to send off to the sponsor. Thanks everyone for the entries!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Best of Publix 3/2 - 3/8


Aunt Jemima Waffles, Frozen, 10-ct, 12.3-oz box, BOGO $2.39

Bumble Bee Premium Tuna, Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 4-pk, 5-oz can, BOGO $3.57

Chef Boyardee Pasta, 14.5 to 15-oz can (Excluding Big, Jumbo, Overstuffed, and Whole Grain), BOGO $1.53

College Inn Broth, 32-oz ctn, BOGO $2.49

Crystal Light Drink Mix, Or Tea Mix, 10 or 12-qt cnstr, BOGO $4.13
-$1/2 Printable HERE On The Go, 12-qt (Pay $3.13/2)
-$1/3 Target Printable HERE (Target Q) (Pay $7.26/4 or $10.39/6)

For more Publix Deals go to Southern Coupon Queen

Best of Walgreens

Get $2 RR WYB Always 20 or 22 leak guard plus or Always 30 to 34 pk Dri-Liners Plus $2.99

$1/1 Always Product PG Everyday Savings
$0.50/1 Always Pads or Cloths 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$0.50/1 Always Pantiliners 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
final price as low as FREE!

Children’s PediaCare Fever Reducer, Cold or Allergy Relief 4 oz., Infant Drops .5 or 1 oz. $5 OFF (w/in ad Q)
*Buy 2 packages of Children’s PediaCare Infants Fever Reducer .5 oz $5.99 each
$3/2 PediaCare Product $1/1 Pediacare Product Printable
$1/1 PediaCare Product
$1/1 PediaCare 1/23/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
final price FREE


Get $2 RR WYB (2) Colgate Maxfresh or Maxwhite toothbrush or paste 6oz 2/$5
$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste 3/6/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/26/2011)
$0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste 2/27/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/19/2011)
$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/5/2011)
$0.35/1 Colgate Toothpaste 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/5/2011)
final price as low as $0.75

Get $3 RR WYB $10+ of Participating PG Products
Bounce Dryer Bar or 70 or 80 pack Sheets $3.99

$1/1, $0.50 Bounce Product 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$0.50/1 Bounce, Any – P&G Everyday Savings Booklet x6/30
Tide Stain Release 10 pack or Liquid 20 oz. $3.99
$3/1 Tide Stain Release Products 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
$2/1 Tide Stain Release, any size Family Circle, Nov. 1, 10 x9/31
B1G1 Tide Stain Release WYB Tide Detergent 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)

For more Walgreens deals go to Become a Coupon Queen!

Best of Kmart 3/6 - 3/12

Kellogg’s Cereal 10-20oz, Pop Tarts 8ct. Fruit Snacks 9-10.8oz or Rice Krispies Treats 8 ct. $1.88

-$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereal 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/17/2011)
-$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereals 2/13/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/27/2011)
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereals 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 3/20/2011)
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Toaster Pastries 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/3/2011)
-$0.55/1 Kellogg’s Pop Tarts Mini Crisps 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/3/2011)
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Pop Tart Mini Crisps 2/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/3/2011)

Select Pamtene, Aussie, Gillette or Herbal Essences 1.9-14 oz Shampoo, conditioner or stylers 3/$10

-$1/1 Pantene Product 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
-$2/1 Gillette Products 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
-$3/1 Gillette Products 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)

L’Oreal Full-line cosmetics or Sublime Bronze self-tanning products B1G1 50% off

Gillette Selected Fusion or Venus shave systems $9

-$2/1 Gillette Products 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
-$3/1 Gillette Products 3/6/2011 RP Insert (exp 4/30/2011)
-$4/1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
-$1/1 Gillette Fusion Razor 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)

Select Crest 8.2oz toothpaste or gel. Oral B 3D Vivid White 2/$6

-$1/1 Crest Liquid Gel 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
-$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
-$0.50/1 Oral-B, Zooth or Crest Toothpaste 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)
-$0.50/1 Oral-B, Zooth or Crest Toothbrush 2/27/2011 PG Insert (exp 3/31/2011)

For more of the Kmart matchup go to Moms saving!

Best of Rite Aid 3/5 - 3/12

NoDoz, Bufferin, Ascriptin, Mineral Ice, Doans, Tavist Allergy, Keri Lotion, Cruex, Desenex LIMIT 1 PER BRAND (9 TOTAL)
In ad price: $6.99
$2/1 Keri Lotion 1/9/2011 SS Insert (exp 4/16/2011)
SCR: $6
Final Cost: FREE plus $1.01 Money Maker!

Comtrex 24ct LIMIT 1
In ad price: $4.99
$1.50/1 Comtrex Product 2/13/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/31/2011)
SCR: $4
Final Cost: FREE plus $.51 MONEYMAKER

Snickers Single Candy Bars LIMIT 1
In ad price: $0.88
+UP: $0.88
Final Cost: FREE!

Revitalens, Blink Tears, Gel Tears
In ad price: $8.99
$4 Blink Peelies
+UP: $5
Final Cost: FREE

Make sure to visit Coupon Keri for more Rite Aid deals!

Best of CVS 3/6-3/12


ALL Revlon Nail $3.99 Get $3 ECB Limit 1
$1 Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara or any Revlon Color Cosmetic Product SS 2/13
$3 off any Revlon Cosmetics purchase scanner coupon
Free + $3.01 MM after coupons/ecb **some regions are priced differently at $4.99 for the nail**

Revlon Eye or Lip $7.49 Get $4 ECB Limit 1
$1 Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara or any Revlon Color Cosmetic Product SS 2/13
$3 off any Revlon Cosmetics purchase scanner coupon
Free + $0.51 MM after coupons/ecb ** some regions are priced differently at $6.99 for this deal**

Spend $20 Get $10 ECB wyb Benefiber, Gas-X, Maalox or Prevacid 14ct. Limit 1
Buy 4 Gas-X Prevention Food Enzyme Supplement Capsules 20 ct - $6.79 x 3
Subtotal = $20.37
Use (3) $4 off 1 Gas-X Prevention Product $4 (4/30/11) SS 12/12/2010
Pay $8.37 Get back $10 ECB. = FREE plus $1.63 MM

Complete, Revitalens or Blink $7.89 Get $4 ECB Limit 1
$3 RevitaLens OcuTec Multi-Purpose Disinfecting Solution 10 oz+ SS 3/6
$4 Blink peelie coupon found on package
Free or $0.89 after coupon/ecb

Visit Coupon Keri for more CVS deals!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

$20 PayPal Cash giveaway @ Coupon Keri

Hi everyone! I am sponsoring a $20 PayPal cash giveaway for my friend Coupon Keri. This is in addition to the $20 PayPal cash giveaway that I'm sponsoring on my blog. When she hits 5000 facebook fans, she will draw a winner. Go on over to her blog for more info! Would love it if one of my readers could win.

How to Raise your Credit Score, Even in this Economy!

With the economy the way it is right now it is essential to have a high credit score. People who are unemployed or underemployed may have to rely on their credit now more than they ever had to before. If your credit scores are lackluster, there are some things you can do to improve them. However, it will take work on your part and some passage of time to get your scores where you would like them to be.

It should be noted that the following advice is not for people who have a credit score of around 740, as there is little you can do to improve your score if it is that high to begin with. Even if you manage to improve your credit score by a few points above 740, there is generally no more additional benefit. Here are some tips that most of us can use to improve our credit score.


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