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Canvas Factory Review & Giveaway

It’s almost September and I’m already thinking about Christmas gifts.  Canvas prints make great gifts for the grandparents.  I’m a big fan of canvas prints…I have 8 of them in my living room!  Right now Canvas Factory is having a special of 65% off storewide, for a limited time.  It’s the perfect time to take some end of summer photos and order a canvas as a gift for a family member or to keep for yourself.

Their web site is very user-friendly.  Ordering is simple and you can choose effects like Sepia, Blue, and Sharp.  It’s fun to experiment with the options.

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I really like how Canvas Factory provides lots of updates via email so you know when your canvas is in production and when it ships.  You can track the package via UPS.

I’m excited to offer a giveaway sponsored by Canvas Factory!

To enter to win your own 16 x 20″ canvas, simply visit Canvas Factory and leave one comment below sharing what you would put on your canvas.

The giveaway entry period will end on my daughter’s birthday, at 10 am Eastern time on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Open to US and Canada. Winner will be selected with random.org.

Disclosure:  Canvas Factory provided me with a coupon code for a free canvas print in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own and I did not receive any other compensation. The prize will be provided by Canvas Factory.

Turbotax Deluxe Review

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For as long as my  husband and I have been married, I have always been the one in charge of filing our tax returns.  This is not a job I look forward to doing year after year, but Turbotax makes it virtually painless.  With every relocation, home purchase, and new addition to the family, Turbotax is there to explain how those life changes can affect your tax situation.

I had the opportunity to try out Turbotax Deluxe this year.  Since there were no big changes for our family in 2016, filing was a snap!  What’s great about Turbotax is that your information from the previous year is saved for you so you don’t have to re-enter anything.  I especially appreciate how W-2 information was securely imported from my husband’s employer…anything that cuts down on data entry is just fine by me!  Turbotax’s CompleteCheck reviews your return for missing or incomplete information so that you can feel secure that you’re filing everything correctly.

I went through the whole program in 20 minutes or so (and that’s with a toddler clawing at my leg).  I would highly recommend Turbotax Deluxe for any busy mom (or dad!) who has the unenviable task of filing tax returns.

I’d like to thank The Outcast Agency for the opportunity to review the product.  I did not receive monetary compensation but I was provided a free product code to try it out.

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Desde que mi esposo y yo hemos estado casados, yo siempre he estado encargada de declarar nuestros impuestos.  Este no es un trabajo que estoy deseosa de hacer año tras año, pero Turbotax es prácticamente sin dolor.  Con cada traslado, compra de casa y nueva adición a la familia, Turbotax explica cómo los cambios de vida pueden afectar su situación fiscal.

Tuve la oportunidad de probar Turbotax Deluxe este año. Ya que no hubieron grandes cambios para nuestra familia en 2016, ¡declarando nuestros impuestos fue muy fácil! Lo bueno de Turbotax es que guardan la información del año anterior así que no tienes que volver a entrar la información.  Me gusta especialmente cómo la información de W-2 fue importado del empleador de mi esposo… cualquier cosa que reduce la entrada de datos es muy agradable para mí! CompleteCheck de TurboTax revisa la información que falta o que sea incompleta para que usted se pueda sentirse segura de que está presentando todo correctamente.

Termine el programa en 20 minutos o menos (y eso es con una niña pequeñita agarrada a mi pierna). Definitivamente recomendaría Turbotax Deluxe para cualquier mamá (o papá) que tiene la tarea  de presentar declaraciones de impuestos.

Me gustaría dar las gracias a The Outcast Agency por la oportunidad de examinar el producto. No recibí compensación monetaria pero recibí un código de producto gratis para probarlo.

Canvas Factory Review & Giveaway

Update:  Giveaway is closed.  The winner is #3, Marianna!

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Canvas photo prints are a great way to display your favorite family photos.  Canvas Factory makes ordering a snap, and they’re having an incredible special right now….canvas prints are 70% off!  Now would be the time to take that favorite family vacation photo that captures a precious moment in time and order a canvas print you can enjoy for years to come.

You can upload photos from Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, or Flickr.

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You can also play with fun effects like Sepia, Blur, and Mean Removal.  Adding text to your print gives it a customized touch.

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I’m pleased to offer a great giveaway sponsored by Canvas Factory!

To enter to win your own 16 x 20″ canvas, simply visit Canvas Factory and leave one comment sharing which style and size photo print is your favorite.

The giveaway entry period will end at 10 am Eastern time on July 27, 2016. Open to US and Canada. Winner will be selected with random.org.

Disclosure:  Canvas Factory provided me with a coupon code for a free canvas print in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own and I did not receive any other compensation. The prize will be provided by Canvas Factory.

Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Prize Pack Winner

The winner of the Muddy Buddies giveaway is #4, Sandy!

Thanks to all who entered.

Sandy, I’m emailing you now.

Amazon.com Giveaway from Gift Zip

Have you heard about GiftZip?  GiftZip.com serves as a portal to the web’s eGift cards, promoting greener gift giving and seeking to save shoppers precious resources. GiftZip.com just launched their Greener Gift Giving movement in response to the 75 million lbs of PVC dumped into landfills each year due to plastic gift card waste. Retailers on the site include Sephora, Amazon, Ugg Australia, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Bloomindale’s, Walmart, Kmart, Meijer, and many more. GiftZip.com’s services ensure that users will never be forced to wait in a line, drive to a store, or pay additional fees for purchasing a gift card.

I LOVE giving and receiving Gift Cards and I have a sneaking suspicion quite a few of my blog subscribers love gift cards, too.  Hmmm…let’s see if I’m right.

GIVEAWAY: One of my blog subscribers will receive a $20 Amazon gift code, courtesy of GiftZip!

Mandatory entry: You MUST be a confirmed email subscriber to enter (see right-hand margin).  In ONE comment, state that you are an email subscriber AND tell me the name of another retailer on the Gift Zip site you like.

Bonus entry: Follow Gift Zip on Twitter.

The giveaway entry period will end at 6:00 pm EST on Thursday, September 23rd. Open to US only.  The winner will be selected by random.org.  Please note that you are ineligible for this giveaway if you have won another Gift Zip giveaway previously.

Disclosure:   I received no compensation for this post. I just thought my subscribers would enjoy this prize!

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

Did you know that in 2008, just over the Labor Day holiday weekend, 194 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver?

This Labor Day, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council are trying to remind people to plan ahead and designate a sober driver for any Labor Day celebration because “Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.”

One of the most important things you can do before you go out is to designate a sober driver. If you’re throwing a party, make sure to offer up non-alcoholic drinks for the sober drivers in your group.  You can check out 50 non-alcoholic party drink recipes right here.

You can also search a nationwide list of alternative ride programs .

Finally, check out the Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving web site.  There you can sign a pledge not to drink and drive, play “Spot the Difference”, an interactive fame that simulates the effects of buzzed driving, and watch a real-life video about how buzzed driving changed one woman’s life.

Disclosure:  I am sharing this information because of my involvement with Global Influence.

Winner of Coupons

Random.org selected #1, Trisha Lynn, as the winner of the coupons!  Trisha, I already have your mailing address from the Scrubbing Bubbles coupon giveaway, so I’ll send these right out to you today.

Thanks for reading!