Disney on Ice is a yearly tradition for me and my girls. We love watching the show each year, with all of our favorite princesses and characters. Each year we’ve attended, we’ve left singing the songs and feeling so happy.
My daughters are 9 and almost 5, and Disney on Ice is one of those shows they BOTH enjoy. Do you know how rare that is? This year, I’m sure they will be loving the show more than ever.
In Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, five daring Disney heroines dream big and overcome obstacles, inspiring everyone to be the hero of his or her own story. The show also brings the action-packed story of Moana to the ice for the first time. Families will join in her quest to save her island and become a master wayfinder while discovering her true identity along the way.
We LOVE Moana! She’s a strong, brave and funny girl who makes us all want to sing along with her.
Want a chance to win a family pack of 4 tickets to one of the shows in the Northeast? Enter to win!
Almondina is one of my favorite brands for crunchy snacks. If you recall, I did a review and giveaway of their delicious biscuits (which I still buy and consume on a regular basis!). So when Almondina contacted me about doing a review of Toastees, I jumped at the chance!
I received Cranberry Almond, Coconut Orange and Sesame Almond.I especially enjoyed the Sesame Almond Thins. They are light and addictive! But I never felt bad about snacking on them, since they are so healthy! My husband enjoyed the Coconut Orange Almond. It sounds like a weird flavor, but the combination of sweet coconut, earthy almond and refreshing orange really works! A great midday snack!
If you are looking for something to munch on, but want to avoid junk food, these are the perfect snack. They aren’t thick, hard biscuits that are hard to eat. Because they are so thin, they are crispy and light and easily accessible. I can see these being served with tea or coffee as well. It feels like a high-end biscuit that you would get in a bakery. But it’s easily found in your grocery store!
Here’s another tip: You can add your favorite toppings to take this snack to the next level! Try cheese, peanut butter, jam or even your favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread!
Disclaimer: I was given product for free for review purposes. All opinions are truthful and my own.
|One Disney Frozen Bean Olaf Plush|
|Disney Frozen Sparkle Anna of Arendelle Doll|
|Disney Frozen Elsa and Anna Plush Blanket|
|Disney Frozen Sparkle Princess Elsa Doll|
All you have to do is enter via Rafflecopter! The contest ends on Saturday, November 1st at noon!
Have you entered to win tickets to Disney On Ice Presents Frozen? If you are in the NY/NJ area, you will definitely want to enter this!
The Fan Ambassador with the most points by October 28, 2014 will win a 4 pack of tickets to a Disney On Ice presents Frozen performance PLUS $100 worth of show merchandise! The winner will choose from the following performances:
Nassau Coliseum on November 4, 2014
Barclays Center on November 11, 2014
Prudential Center on November 19, 2014
IZOD Center on November 25, 2014
The second, third, and fourth place Fan Ambassadors on the leaderboard by October 28, 2014 will win a 4 pack of tickets to a Disney On Ice presents Frozen performance!
The Fan Ambassador that wins the Instagram Challenge will win a 4 pack of tickets to a Disney On Ice presents Frozen performance! To enter, post a selfie on Instagram showing your best “warm hug”! Make sure to include @DisneyOnIce, #DOINYNJ, #FROZEN, #CONTEST. See the Instagram page for more details.
About the Nostalgia Electrics Retro Snow Cone Maker
“The Nostalgia Electrics RSM602 Retro Series Snow Cone Maker creates refreshing snow cones at home anytime! Use ice cubes to make shaved ice then add your choice of flavored syrup and enjoy a cold, tasty treat that’s fun for the whole family and a great relief from the summer sun. You can even make fruit slush drinks, yogurt snow and smoothies! Designed for kitchen use, the snow cone machine can also be used in a number of other locations such as dorm rooms, offices, club houses and family or rec rooms. Now you can enjoy the wonderful, cool taste of Snow Cones anytime in the convenience of your own home.”
- Countertop snow-cone machine with stainless-steel ice-shaving blades
- Uses regular-size ice cubes; add any favorite syrup or other flavoring
- 2 reusable plastic cones included; side tray to hold the snow cones
- Built-in safety on/off switch; removable ice-cube compartment; retro styling
Now for the exciting part! One lucky fan is going to win their very own Nostalgia Electrics Retro Snow Cone Maker. This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older. Enter to win in the giveaway tools below, all entries will be verified, one entrant per household or you will immediately be disqualified. Winner will be contacted via email and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Good Luck!!!
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How many of you have seen contests or sweepstakes on Facebook or Twitter and entered one or two but never really won anything? I win stuff here and there, but I’ve never focused on sweepstakes as a full time job. There are many full time “sweepers” who take entering contests seriously.
I met Melissa via Facebook through one of her sweepstakes groups. After becoming her friend, I saw how many sweepstakes she entered and how many she WON! I was fascinated. I never saw someone winning THAT many contests before. I had to know more! She was gracious enough to answer some questions for me, and give you all some great tips!
Crazy Couponing: How did you get started sweeping?
Melissa Tippie: By trying to do the coupon thing. Then went to Free Samples online. Which lead entering to sweepstakes.
CC: Do you do it exclusively? Meaning full time. Do you have another job?
MT: Over the years I’ve done both. Worked part-time at my sweeps while also work outside of the home. To now full time doing sweeps only. With gas prices & living in the country … I found I could help my family more by staying home & entering sweeps vs working only part-time at a job outside the home.
CC: How much time do you devote to it each day?
MT: Sometimes only 4 to 6 hours..and sometimes I’ll sweep for 10-12-14 hours in a row. It depends on many factors: such as weather ~ season/my health/beginning or ending time of the month/etc
CC: What are the most frustrating aspects of sweeping?
MT: Nothing really. I find it’s like a treasure hunt looking for sweeps that I am eligible for my state/country to enter. I look at it like a sports player or a race car driver would in their sport ~ they don’t always score a basket, hit a home room or win the car race…but they are getting to play something that they love. And I love sweeping. I’d rather enter find & sweeps then say watch tv/movies, do crafts, etc or what other people might do as hobbies with their free time.
CC: What are the most fun aspects?
MT: Whenever I find a sweep with a really fun or cool prize. Then as I enter I get to dream … if only for a minute … what I might do IF I was lucky enough to win that prize! How it could change my life…or my families??? Or who I might give that prize to IF I won?
CC: What is the biggest prize you have ever won?
MT: Trips, I’d say. Won: My FAVES ~ NBC’s The Voice Season Finale 2 Live Shows in CA. From a Twitter sweep where I had to answer questions ask by Kohl’s over a period of months. Or a Trip for 4 to Disney, CA w/hopper park passes from a Facebook sweep. Several gambling trips as well to Las Vegas & Tunica, MS. Plus Big Ticket Items: 2 ct Black Diamond Yellow Gold earrings, $2500 Mac Make-up, Amethyst 18 Yellow Gold drop earrings, $570 Smartphone & Epson Wireless Printer. Smaller Ticket Items: 2 portable wireless printers, Google Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, SkyPad 706 Tablet, picnic table, tools, tv wall mount, clothes, shoes, jewelry, tons of headphones/earbuds, books, dvd’s, cd’s, backpacks/bags/totes to lot’s of food/drinks etc. Checks from $2 -$1,000. Gift Cards from $5 -$500. Also a Year of: Toilet Paper, Toothbrushes, Hummus Dip, Socks, Weed Killer, etc.
CC: How often do you win?
MT: Every week. Even if it’s smaller items.
CC: Do you rely on referrals for wins? Why or why not?
MT: I share every sweeps that I enter via all my personal social pages. I think if everyone would share what sweeps they’ve found and/or entered then none of us sweepers would have to rely on paid sweeps sites to find the sweeps. Lot’s of sweep that you enter you will give someone a referral … whether it’s to a sweeper that you know in person/online or someone you don’t know behind the paid sweep site. That doesn’t mean you are handing that person the win. It means that you have found another sweep to enter. That’s it. I had 9,000 entries in to win $10,000 and a lady won it w/only a few entries. It’s luck…in what sweeps that you DO win. It’s NOT luck in winning ~ IF you enter into enough sweeps each day/week/month. The key is ENTER ENTER and ENTER some more.
However, that being said READ the rules once or twice. Don’t waste your time entering, sharing & re-sharing all month long to win a sweep that you are not eligible for your age/state/country etc to win. No one likes to read the rules cause it slows a sweeper down. However like I said don’t hurry in the beginning ~ only to waste time all month long sharing a sweep ~ to find that you can’t win the prize. So work smarter not harder.
CC: Does anyone in your family sweep with you?
MT: No. My 18 year old son thinks it’s stupid & crazy until I win him a prize or a trip! I have a few ex co-workers, some of my families co-workers & some friends who sweep some/part time. But no one who does it with on a daily bases. Just strangers I’ve met online via social web sites ~ that I’m lucky to say quite a few have become good friends over time.
CC: What is the biggest tip you have for people who want to win contests?
MT: Read the rules & enter as much as you can/and as often as you can on each day/week/month. Have patience waiting on a win. My 1st won took like a month or so. Also, try to enter different types of sweeps w/diff ending dates all through-out each month. So, you will give yourself more chances to win prizes each month. Examples: Instant Win Games, Text-To-Win, Twitter’s ReTweet-to-Win, blogs, PunchTab, Woobox, magazine sweeps, tv show sweeps etc. Do both Enter Daily & One Time Only sweeps/giveaways too. Try to join diff social sites ~ Examples: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, myspace, Klout, Crowdtap, YouTube to find both the sweeps/giveaways/contests & sweepers to connect up with every day/week/month. Also, don’t forget your local sweeps & contests from radio stations or in stores.
Thank you Melissa for the wonderful tips and tricks! If you would like to start sweeping and become friends with Melissa (She has TONS of links to sweepstakes!), you can contact her at the following links!
And if you want a list of sweepstakes we enter, go to our Facebook Page!