Friday, January 30, 2015

FREE One Year Magazine Subscriptions to Parents, Better Homes & Gardens and Midwest Living



For a limited time, Value Mags is offering FREE one-year subscriptions to each of these magazines: Parents, Better Homes & Gardens and Midwest Living magazines. No strings attached, no credit card is required when you sign up and you will never be billed.  Allow 6-10 weeks for your first issues to arrive in the mail.

I love all these magazines for valuable coupons, housekeeping and decorating tips, parenting, crafts, yummy recipes and more!

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Shutterfly.com: Score 10 Free Custom Cards or Free Magnet #ShutterflySweetie





Now through February 3rd, go HERE and submit a photo of your sweetie tagged with ‪#‎ShutterflySweetie‬ and you'll score a coupon code valid for 10 FREE CARDS or a FREE MAGNET. You’ll have to pay shipping – which is $3.99 for the magnet or around $5.99 for the cards. 

Go here to submit your photo now and score your coupon code!

Also, if you're new to Shutterfly.com, you'll score 50 FREE (4x6) photo prints with your signup! 

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Health: Top 5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter



Get the flu vaccine! That's the number one piece of advice we keep hearing over and over again which is available at your doctor or local pharmacy.  But if we opt out of the vaccine, what are other ways to keep our bodies safe from illness? Whether we decide on the vaccine or not, common cold germs are always around and the last thing we want is to be running around with our kids or heading to work sneezing and stuffy.


So I'm happy to share Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy’s “Top 5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter.” These simple, yet effective, tips that will keep your immune system in tip-top shape this year – even during the height of cold and flu season!

Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy's Top 5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter”
  1. Don't touch eyes, nose and mouth. It’s inevitable; we are going to come into contact with germs! But we can protect ourselves from illness if we stay away from touching our eyes, nose and mouth. Germs enter the body through these membranes, so avoiding contact is beneficial for staying healthy.
  2. Continue to wash your hands. One of the most important and best ways to stay healthy and avoid the flu in 2014 is to wash your hands regularly. It is recommended to wash for a full 20 seconds to keep those germs at bay. Rule of thumb: sing the ‘Happy Birthday’ song twice and you’re good to go!
  3. Don’t spread germs. Keeping germs to yourself is crucial in keeping you and everyone you come in contact with healthy. Aside from washing your hands, when you have the sniffles and have to sneeze, sneeze into your elbow to avoid the spread of your sick germs.
  4. Eat healthy. Having a balanced and nutritious diet helps strengthen your immune system and avoid getting sick in the first place. Look for your favorite fruits and veggies at the grocery store and avoid foods that make you feel run down and tired.  
  5. Increase zinc intake. Zinc has been clinically proven to reduce the duration of the common cold by nearly half. Products like Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Plus Natural Multi-Symptom Relief Cold & Flu Quickmelts contain zinc gluconate as well as elderberry, peppermint and licorice to help shorten your cold AND help relieve symptoms.

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Treat.com: Buy One, Get One FREE Card (Thru 2/5)



Now through 2/5, you can avail of this great deal on greeting cards at Treat.com! All cards are buy one get one free using the coupon code BOGOLUV at your checkout! This is the perfect time to get those Valentine’s Day cards, or cards for any upcoming birthdays, anniversaries and such.


These cute, custom greeting cards are priced at $3.49 so you'll pay only $1.75 each after the coupon code.  If you have the cards sent to the recipient, shipping will just be $.49!  Awesome deal!

Click here to make your own custom cards.  

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New from Skip Hop: Moby Floating Bath Thermometer + Moby Baby Bathtime Collection Giveaway!



Skip Hop, the popular brand of unique, innovative and highly functional baby products, recently introduced a new collection of baby bathtime products designed to make parenting easier, better and more fun: Moby!

We all know how important it is to ensure that baby’s bath water is at the correct temperature, especially during these colder winter months.  Beyond the dangers of hot water, colder temperature can also cause a baby to cringe at the thought of bath time. Though there are no immediate dangers with colder temperature baths, they can however bring a higher risk of a baby catching a cold, the flu or even pneumonia. 

 
The Moby Floating Bath Thermometer makes drawing baby’s bath easier and more accurate by ensuring the water isn’t too hot or too cold.   The thermometer’s color-changing LED indicates hot or “just right temperature.”  When not in use, the Moby floating bath thermometer suctions to any tiled surface for easy storage and safekeeping and its tail also doubles as a washcloth hook.

Check out this short video on how this fun, multi-functional floating bath thermometer by Moby from Skip Hop works:

video

The Moby baby bathtime products from Skip Hop include:

Moby & Ducky Spout Covers: keeps baby's head protected while bathing. It also doubles as a handy hook for baby's bath sponges and other bath necessities!

Moby Non-Slip Bath Mat: keep your little one from slipping and sliding while she plays with this textured bath mat designed to make bathtime fun for baby and easier for mom/dad!

Moby Tub Stopper: an ingenious product that will sure to turn your baby's bathtime an aquatic adventure! The airtight seal it creates keeps water in the tub, therefore protecting baby's little fingers and toes from the drain.

Moby Waterfall Bath Rinser: has a unique interior fin that delivers a steady flow of water to baby's head while bathing. Designed for quick, cry-free rinses! 

And these Moby products are designed for parents: Moby Bath Kneeler and Moby Bathtub Elbow Rest.  All Skip Hop Moby baby bathtime products are free from yucky stuff: BPA, PVC and Phthalates, so you can be assured you are using products that are completely safe for baby!  Plus, these products are priced just right - from only $8 each!

The Moby Collection by Skip Hop baby bathtime products is now available for purchase at your leading baby product retailers or online at SkipHop.com where you'll get free shipping when you order $40 or more (within the United States). You can also find a store here that carries Skip Hop Products.

 *WIN IT! 

Lucky you, one Hip Mama's Place reader! Skip Hop wants to give away a package containing four (4) Moby Bathtime Products for Baby worth $51.00!


The package will include one of each of these Moby products: 

Moby Floating Bath Thermometer
Moby Non-Slip Bath Mat
Moby Spout Cover
Moby Tub Stopper

To enter this giveaway contest, just follow the Rafflecopter entry link below. This giveaway contest is open to U.S. and Canada addresses only and ends on 2/12/15 at 12:00 AM, EST. Good luck!


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*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: "This is a sponsored post written by me for Skip Hop.  I was provided the giveaway prizes necessary to facilitate this post. Prize fulfillment will be provided by Skip Hop. As always, all reviews and opinions expressed are 100% my own".

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cherishables.com: Get a FREE Personalized Valentine’s Day Card, Just Pay 99¢ Shipping (Thru 1/27 Only)



Here's how to score  a super cheap, yet great quality Valentine's Day card for your loved one! :)

Through January 27th, Cherishables.com is offering a personalized Valentine’s Day card for only 99¢ shipped when you use promo code LOVEVAL at checkout!  This is an awesome offer, considering the cost of a stamp is 49¢ and each of these cards are priced around $3+!  


Go here to create your personalized Valentine's Day card, then ship it to yourself or to your loved one - all for 99¢!

*Offer is limited to one card per customer and for one-time use only.  


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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Latest at Target: Lilly Pulitzer for Target Launching in April




If you love the pops of print and color in Lilly Pulitzer's clothing and product designs, you'll be glad to know that Target recently collaborated with the chic brand and will be launching Lilly Pulitzer for Target


Starring a modern interpretation of the American resort wear brand’s exuberant prints and patterns, the limited-edition collection features 15 exclusive prints, which are original works of art, created by Lilly Pulitzer artists specifically for this modern collaboration.


Available exclusively at all Target stores in the U.S. and Canada and on Target.com beginning April 19, the 250-piece collection includes apparel, accessories and shoes for women and girls, as well as home accents, outdoor entertaining accessories, beach gear, travel essentials and more... I can't wait!  :) 


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FREE One-Year Subscription to Shape Magazine



For a limited time, Rewards Country is offering a FREE 1-year subscription to Shape magazine – no credit card is required and you will never be billed. Just go here to fill out your mailing information and take a short survey. Allow 8-10 weeks for delivery of your first issue.

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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and
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The Great Trade-In Event at Toys R' Us and Babies R' Us- Save 25% Off New Items When You Trade-In Your Old Baby Gear or Furniture (Jan 23- Feb 21)




Do you need to get rid of your used cribs, car seats, kids beds, bouncers, entertainers, swings, high chairs, and other baby gear or furniture? Toys R'Us and Babies R'Us are once again holding The Great Trade-In Event where you can receive a 25% savings on the purchase of a new item when you trade in your used baby gear or furniture. What's cool, used baby items being traded in do not need a receipt and it doesn’t matter where you bought them from originally. This event starts o January 23rd and will run through February 21st. Check with your local stores for more details.

*25% trade-in offer and 15% coupon offer available in store only. Must be regular-priced items. Trade-in and 15% coupon exclusions: Gear – Halo bassinets and Maxi-Cosi car seats; doorway jumpers and infant carriers; Baby Jogger, Bugaboo, Peg Pérego, Quinny; clearance and Red Hot Deal items. Furniture – Mattresses, gliders/ottomans, special orders and clearance items. Valid 1/23 – 2/21/15. Coupon for 25% off provided in store on day of trade-in (when trade-in item is presented). One coupon per trade-in. Cannot be combined with any other ”R”Us offer for same item(s) or on prior purchases.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Giveaway: Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Essentials Kit



Kiinde just launched a new starter breastfeeding kit – the Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Essentials Kit, available exclusively online at Target.com for only $29.99. This is a great savings from the regular price of $39.99 for this starter kit on Kiinde.com! 

This Breastfeeding Essentials Kit gives you everything you need to get started with the award-winning Kiinde Twist breastfeeding system.


This kit contains:

- Twist Pouches (6)
- all Direct-Pump adapters (for all major pump brands)
- Squeeze Natural Feeding Bottle (1)
- Slow Flow Active Latch Nipple with Case (1)
- Medium Flow Active Latch Nipple with Case (1)
- Fast Flow Active Latch Nipple with Case (1)
- Nipple Brush (1)
- This special kit also includes a free Foodii gift pack

The Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding System completely eliminates the need to transfer your precious milk from bottles to bags and back again; moms can pump, store, organize, warm and feed using the same pouch.

*WIN IT! 

Two of you, lucky Hip Mama's Place readers, will each win a Kiinde Twist Breastfeeding Essentials Kit worth $29.99!

To enter this giveaway contest, just follow the Rafflecopter entry link below. This giveaway contest is open to U.S. and Canada addresses only and ends on 2/03/15 at 12:00 AM, EST. Good luck!


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*Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: "This is a sponsored post written by me for Kiinde.  I was provided the giveaway prizes necessary to facilitate this post. Prize fulfillment will be provided by Kiinde. As always, all reviews and opinions expressed are 100% my own".

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Craftsy: Learn a New Craft with FREE Online Mini Classes


Online Sewing Class

If one of your goals for 2015 was to learn something new, then you should head over to Craftsy where they are offering hundreds of online craft classes that are self-paced and that you can access any time! You can learn quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, photography, cooking and many more! 


I've signed up for these online Free Craftsy Classes and I like that I can do each of the classes in my own pace with easy-to-follow HD video lessons I can access on my  computer and/or my mobile device anytime or anywhere I am. These classes will always be available forever and will never expire so it's really convenient! 

Go here to browse through the online classes, then sign up and be on your way to learning a new craft or skill!

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The Latest in Beauty: Cushion Compacts Are Here to Replace Your BB Creams


The latest beauty trend, straight from Korea


Cushion Compacts Are Here to Replace Your BB Creams
This is a TotalBeauty.com Health and Beauty article
Say goodbye to your tubes of BB cream. Cushion compacts are the latest alphabet trend to win us over. The convenient application gives a lighter-than-air finish that leaves you with a dewy, beautiful complexion. We rounded up our favorites -- see which ones you need to try.

See the best cushion compacts.         
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