We’re less than two weeks away from Christmas and you know what that means….time to buy pants in the next size so that you can enjoy all those holiday treats that you’ll be inhaling this time of year. There’s something about the holiday season that puts my sweet tooth into high gear and this year, I’ve teamed up with the folks at Honey Maid Graham crackers to host a twitter party where we’ll be sharing fun recipes and tips for the holidays. Of course, all our recipes will include Honey Maid Graham crackers and we’ve got some of the most talented bloggers I know sharing their amazing recipes! Oh and did I mention there will be prizes too so that you can make sure you can purchase all the ingredients you need to make this holiday extra special!
Join us on Tuesday, December 16 from 8-9 pm ET and make sure you follow @Rolemommy, @dawnchats @HeatherM74 and use the hashtags #Honeymaid and #ThisisWholesome. We’ll be sharing great recipes direct from our blogger ambassadors – from crunchy smores fudge pops to Honey Graham’s holiday cheese cake to graham cracker christmas trees to gingerbread cream pie, we will have you salivating for dessert once the party’s over. Better yet, why not bake something in time for the party and in between forkfuls, you can share a few tweets and win some prizes.
Need some more baking inspiration? Then check out the Honey Maid website for these amazing recipe ideas! Can anyone say Frozen Lemonade Squares???
RSVP via the link below and we hope to see you at the Twitter party on Tuesday night!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Honey Maid Graham crackers. However, all opinions, especially those involving baked goods are 100% my own.
Whether planning a wedding, sending a child to college, preparing to have a baby, or getting ready to purchase a home, it’s hard to stay on track toward those big-ticket moments in time. Luckily there are tools and resources out there to help you make smart credit choices to reach your goals. You’ll be amazed to learn how important your credit score is during these times! That’s why I hope you’ll join me and some of my favorite finance savvy moms for an #OwnYourTrack Twitter party on October 8 at 8pm ET that’s especially important for families planning for a major life event.
We’ll share our tips and tricks, and with the help of recent data from a Capital One survey, shed light on the importance of your credit score during these key moments in time. We’ll highlight helpful credit score facts (and debunk a few myths!), post survey results on the current state of credit and share the benefits of actively monitoring your credit score now using tools available today including the 100% free Capital One Credit Tracker tool. In just one hour, you’re going to learn a ton about this important topic, and you may even win gift cards along the way to help YOU #OwnYourTrack – whatever that track may be!
Join the chat and you could be eligible to win one of 5 great prizes ranging from a $50 to $100 gift card. Winners will be chosen at random based on all those who answer each question correctly. Click here for official rules.
To participate in the event, join us on Twitter October 8 at 8pm ET and make sure you follow the handles below and use the hashtag #OwnYourTrack.
For more information about Credit Tracker, visit Capital One today or join the conversation on Twitter using #OwnYourTrack!
My husband and I have tried to instill the value of a dollar onto our kids from a very young age. For example, they both wanted iTouches last year for their birthdays, so we made them “earn” the money themselves by doing chores around the house and helping out in many ways. My daughter is at the age where we can start giving her allowance and she can really learn how to budget. Financial responsibility is an important part of raising smart and savvy kids in the digital age and Virtual Piggy is the safest way for children to save, spend, and give online.
How Does it Work?
A parent registers their account, providing information such as their preferred credit card for future purchases, and a shipping address. Then, the parent can create accounts for each of their children and establish detailed parental controls (such as approved merchants, transaction limits, levels of transaction approvals). Because financial and shipping information is stored in the parent account, the child never has access to it.
The child is then able to check out at Virtual Piggy merchants, using only their username and password.
Why is it Safe?
For parents: Your credit card information is kept under our PCI-DSS Level 1 Certified security, the highest level available. Because this information is stored under your parent account, your child never has access to it.
For children: Because the child only needs their Virtual Piggy their username and password to checkout, they never use your credit card, or provide personal information like their name, age, birthdate, contact information or home address. Virtual Piggy is also a certified licensee of the TRUSTe® Children’s Privacy Program, which has been approved by the Federal Trade Commission as an authorized safe harbor under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
What Controls Do I Have?
Virtual Piggy provides you with lots of options when it comes to controls on your child accounts.
You can set monthly allowance amounts, savings targets and charity goals.
You also have the option to require approval on every purchase your child makes, or just some of them. You can set a maximum limit per transaction, per day or per week, or restrict which merchants your child is able to shop at.
How Does Virtual Piggy Teach Financial Responsibility?
Research shows that teaching financial literacy for their kids is a major concern for 97% of parents, but many are not sure how to start. By using Virtual Piggy, you can empower your child to make his or her own financial decisions within the budget and controls you set up. It’s a great way for parents and kids to sit down and discuss how to manage their money.
Virtual Piggy also offers an online store (shop.virtualpiggy.com) with gift cards from major brands, such as Papa John’s, Foot Locker and Regal Theaters. Many of these gift cards can be printed and used at regular stores.
How Can I Learn More?
Visit their website at www.virtualpiggy.com. We can also be reached at www.facebook.com/virtualpiggy and www.twitter.com/followpiggy
*Don’t miss TONIGHT’S TWITTER PARTY!
Time: 9-10pm ET/6-7pm PT
More details and an RSVP here: http://splashcreativemedia.com/2012/12/virtual-piggy-twitter-party-1213-rsvp-to-win/
Check out MVP Deals (Available from 11-14 to 1-15): http://bit.ly/MVPiggy
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Splash Creative Media on behalf of Virtual Piggy. All opinions are my own.
Halloween is right around the corner, so let’s start celebrating! We’ve teamed up with PopCap – the coolest online games for kids and the American Dental Association to help STOP ZOMBIE MOUTH!
We have fun tips for spooktacular alternatives to sugary treats and we want to hear your ideas too! To get started check out StopZombieMouth.com, the ADA’s MouthHealthy.com and connect on Plant vs. Zombies Facebook Fan page here.
The Stop Zombie Mouth Twitter Party
TIME: 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET
HOSTS: @RoleMommy (Beth Feldman) @DawnSandomeno @BethRosen @Partybluprints (Elizabeth Mascali) and @EvolvingStacey
SPONSORS: @Popcap and The American Dental Association @ADAMouthHealthy
RULES: You must RSVP below and be a US resident 18 and older to be eligible to win
It’s not a Twitter Party without prizes! We’re not only giving you all the tricks for a healthier mouth this Halloween we have treats too!
Four party participants tweeting with the #StopZombieMouth hashtag will be randomly selected to WIN the following:
3 PARTY PRIZES: $50.00 gift cards with PopCap games and Trading cards
1 GRAND PRIZE: $200.00 gift card with PopCap games
You must RSVP to be eligible to WIN!
RSVP with your Twitter Handle and link HERE!
With our party tips, a PopCap Prize Pack and a gift card, you’ll be able to host your own Halloween Bash! Check out all the Halloween fun at StopZombieMouth.com!
We had so much fun tonight during our Redbook Magazine happy hour party thanks to all our incredible participants and our co-hosts Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali at Partybluprints! The hour was jam packed with fabulous tips, laughs and prizes and we’re here to announce all the winners below. If you did win, please make sure you fill out this form and we’ll get your prize out to you ASAP.
Two shoppers will take home a $50 Target gift card
And the winners are:
Two fabulous foodies will win $50 Whole Foods gift card
And the winners are:
Two digital divas will win a fabulous Beauty Basket compliments of L’oreal Paris
And the winners are:
One stylish tweeter will win a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses
And the winner is:
20 REDBOOK subscriptions are up for grabs!
And the winners are:
In case you’d like to try out some of the fabulous recipes featured by the editors of Redbook Magazine, let your fingers do the clicking for some great summer entertaining options.
**Don’t miss our Twitter party TONIGHT, June 6th at 8:30 PM with adpropo.com!**
Join us TONIGHT night for a twitter party, #treasurehunt, where you can win great prizes valued at $250! We’ll be talking about the ways you like to interact with brands, whether online ads work for you, the best and worst advertising campaigns and more. Then, take part in the adpropo.com treasure hunt and you can win even more prizes valued at $600!!
How can you check it out? Take a look..
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Make sure you follow @adpropo @rolemommy @jenwag57 @phillyburbmom and enter #treasurehunt on Tweetchat at 8:30 pm on Wednesday to start chatting! Also…be sure you follow all our participating brands: @babybehip, @mabelhood, @anniewearonline, @diaperbuds, @tokiilife
-Sign up for adpropo at www.adpropo.com.
-Go to the Treasure Hunt schedule page and click on the Parenting Power event. On the detail page you can click on the red Register button (you must be logged in to the site).
-Read the information provided (Keep your Facebook page open to adpropo because some updates might just break out during the events!)
Here are the amazing prizes you can win during Wednesday’s twitter party:
Baby Be Hip: A Set of 3 personalized burp cloths.
Anniewear: Kids baseball cap
Mabel’s Labels: 2 Gift certificates for a free pack of sticky label product. Check it out.
DiaperBuds: One large multipack.
Smiles Made Easy: A tin of thought cards
AND $200 in gift cards from adpropo.com
Don’t miss out! Join the party TONIGHT, June 6th at 8:30 PM #treasurehunt
and then at 9 PM ET have fun on the treasure hunt… learn about great brands and win prizes.
Adpropo is a social and entertainment site that allows consumers to have fun, receive value, and collaborate with brands – when and where they expect it. Adpropo asked consumers how YOU feel about ads, something that doesn’t show up very much in all the research around online ads!