The Fruit Company Review & Giveaway

My family received this beautiful tower of goodies from The Fruit Company a few days before Christmas.

Over the years I have used almost every internet gift basket company to send gifts to friends and family members at holiday time and throughout the year for special occasions.

Most times what you get is not as it appears in the photo and for some reason the goods always seem stale to me.  Not the case with The Fruit Company’s products.  Each and every item that was included in this Grand Holiday Tower was fresh and delicious like it was just picked off the tree or made the day before it was delivered. My favorite was the chocolate covered blueberries – yummm!

I was extremely thrilled with the quality of the goods and how it was decorated when it arrived.  If you need a gift for someone special or just a pick me up for your family I strongly advise ordering something from The Fruit Company!

Don’t stress about your next gift – let The Fruit Company take care of your needs.  Log onto their website at www.thefruitcompany.com or give them a call at 1-800-387-3100.

The Fruit Company was kind enough to allow me to offer one lucky Rosey follower a Grand Holiday Tower gift set like the one above.  Be sure to enter below for a chance to win this wonderful prize.

Disclosure – I received a Grand Holiday Tower from The Fruit Company as compensation for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthfully mine and mine alone.

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6) Reviews and More by Rosey assumes no responsibility for delivery of the prize. Prize delivery is the responsibility of The Fruit Company.

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Looking for a new shampoo and conditioner?

Looking for a new shampoo?
I admit I’m a hair product snob!  There I said it!  I don’t splurge on many things for myself but professional hair products, especially shampoo and conditioner, are one of the things I allow myself.  I have color treated hair that is double processed with color and high-lights so it takes a beating.  I have tried literally thousands of shampoos and conditioners over the years only to toss them in the trash because they made my hair like straw.  It kills me to pay that much money for professional hair products but since I am a licensed professional I do get a discount so it softens the blow a bit.  I envy people who can walk into a drug store and just pick any cheap shampoo off the shelf and use it with no issues.  Unfortunately not me!
Recently I received a sample of Clear Shampoo from their Facebook promotion.  I thought “what the heck let’s try” and boy was I thrilled.  Not only did it leave my hair in fabulous condition after I washed it but I didn’t even really need a conditioner to get a brush through it.  Normally I have to pack on the conditioner to get a brush through my hair but I didn’t find this with Clear!  My hair smelled delicious, even my husband remarked how nice it smelled and most importantly it kept my hair clean for days.  Not a normal occurrence for me.  I usually have to wash my hair every day from sweat.  Yes my friends menopause is not fun!  I wake up in a pool of sweat soaked down to my undies many nights. I’ve always felt that part of the problem was the other shampoos were not cleansing my scalp properly and that may have been the reason I was having to wash my hair every day.  Not with Clear – it did a fabulous job of cleansing my scalp and hair and left it in such wonderful condition.

Needless to say I won’t be buying those high priced professional hair care products again, the choice for this gale is Clear Shampoo and Conditioner!

Melitta Coffee Review & Contest
First and foremost I would like to start out this review by telling you a story about the wonderful folks at Melitta.  I contacted them recently about donating ground coffee to one of the relief centers in Staten Island where my dear friend Christine Zall has been volunteering her time since the Hurricane.  Christine put out an SOS for ground coffee for the volunteers and families that come each day, sometimes three times a day or more, to get a hot meal at Ariana’s Catering Hall (see this heart warming story about a business owner who opened up his business to help those in need – click here to see video clip.)
I was hoping that Melitta would agree to help and sure enough, without hesitation, agreed to ship coffee to the relief center.  So the next time you are in your local market and choosing a coffee brand please remember the kindness of the Melitta company to those folks in Staten Island.  This is the kind of company that I want to promote and support by buying their products. 

If you don’t have access to Melitta coffees in your local market they are available for purchase on line (click here to make your purchase) along with other items available such as brewers and filters.

Melitta generously sent me (3) bags of their delicious coffee to try out.  I receive (1) Cafe De Europa Classique Supreme, (1) Riviera Sunset Decaffeinated and (1) Cafe De Europa Parisian Vanilla.
We are perk coffee people at my house.  My husband has the job of brewing the coffee each morning.  He said the first thing that got him was the amazing smell of the Melitta ground coffee as soon as he popped open the bag.  For any seasoned coffee drinker the smell of the ground coffee is what gets you every time.  That is the first indication that your brewed coffee will be delicious and Melitta does not disappoint.  

I’m the only flavored coffee fan in the house so I was especially anxious to try the Cafe De Europa Parisian Vanilla and it was amazing.  Loved the rich brewed taste with a hint of Vanilla – not overpowering at all like some of the other flavored coffee brands.

Since we LOVE caffeine in our house I gave the decaf to my best friend to try.  Maria my BFF is more of a tea drinker but she will indulge in a cup of decaf coffee from time to time.  I asked her if she would try the Melitta and give me her honest opinion.  She said that she really enjoyed the taste and that unlike other “decaf” coffees that she has had in the past this one in particular tasted more like “regular coffee” than others she has.  She said that most “decaf coffees” taste like “dirty water” LOL not my words hers so she was really impressed and said she would buy Melitta again. 

Here’s your chance to win a Melitta Coffee brewer and a bag of Melitta coffee (your choice) below. This prize is worth over $50.00!

Disclosure – I received a three packages of coffee from Melitta  as compensation for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are mine and mine alone.

Here is a fabulous opportunity for you to save up to 35% on gift baskets for all of your holidays gift giving needs.

Gift Baskets Plus is offering Rosey The Coupon Coach followers an additional 15% discount on any of their wonderful baskets.  There are so many to pick from for every occasions, Christmas, Hanukkah, Get Well, Birthday, Sympathy, Wedding or just to say I’m thinking of you today.

The photos below are just a small sampling of what you will find when you log onto www.giftbasketsplus.com There are many prices ranges to choose from and with the additional 15% discount you can save big especially on the Christmas and Hanukkah selections.  These are already discounted 20% and you will save an additional 15% with our unique code at the checkout.

Be sure to use 15OFF at the checkout to save your additional 15% off.

Here is how it breaks down.  Say you order a gift basket already discounted 20% at $43.20 – additional 15% (6.48) = $36.72 
WOW that’s a great deal.

Let Gift Baskets Plus do all the work this holiday season. Your gift basket will be packed with care and shipped to the destination of your choice taking all the stress out of holiday gift giving.

Disclosure – I received a gift basket from Gift Baskets Plus as compensation for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are mine and mine alone.

Here is a fabulous opportunity for you to save up to 35% on gift baskets for all of your holidays gift giving needs.

Gift Baskets Plus is offering Rosey The Coupon Coach followers an additional 15% discount on any of their wonderful baskets.  There are so many to pick from for every occasions, Christmas, Hanukkah, Get Well, Birthday, Sympathy, Wedding or just to say I’m thinking of you today.

The photos below are just a small sampling of what you will find when you log onto www.giftbasketsplus.com There are many prices ranges to choose from and with the additional 15% discount you can save big especially on the Christmas and Hanukkah selections.  These are already discounted 20% and you will save an additional 15% with our unique code at the checkout.

Be sure to use 15OFF at the checkout to save your additional 15% off.

Here is how it breaks down.  Say you order a gift basket already discounted 20% at $43.20 – additional 15% (6.48) = $36.72 
WOW that’s a great deal.

Let Gift Baskets Plus do all the work this holiday season. Your gift basket will be packed with care and shipped to the destination of your choice taking all the stress out of holiday gift giving.

Disclosure – I received a gift basket from Gift Baskets Plus as compensation for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are mine and mine alone.

Master Lock DialSpeed Electronic Combination Lock


I had the pleasure of testing this amazing and innovative Master Lock product recently. 

Since I’m not very mechanically inclined I asked my son to help me evaluate this product.


The lock is recommended for School Lockers, Cabinets and Indoor Lockers so it is not recommended for outdoor use.


My son was very impressed with the product. 
Master Lock has a great reputation and has been around for many many years (since 1921).  We personally have several Master Lock products in our home.  My husband and son both use them for their “gang boxes” (tool box) and are very pleased with their performance.  My husband actually has some Master Lock combination locks since he was in high school (they are over 40 years old and still working.)

Master Lock makes combination and keyed locks along other security devices for inside and outside of your home.

This particular product (dialSpeed Electronic Combination Lock) has an LED pattern that lights up (blue) when you put in your unique combination and turns green when your lock is open.  Some of the features that my son pointed out are:

1)  Lights up in the dark

2) Battery life of 5 years

3) Turns green to let you know that the lock is open

4) Guest code enabled (you can set up a separate open code for someone else to use this product so that you don’t have to give out your combination)

5) Assembled in the USA (giving jobs to our own)

6) Access even if the batter dies (see explanation below)*

7) On line storage for your combination and guest codes in case you forget **

* This lock has a very unique feature that will allow you to open the lock even if your battery dies without warning.  There is a small draw that opens on the bottom of the lock that will allow you to insert a replacement battery for temporary use.  This will allow you the opportunity to open the lock and replace the original battery.  It is really amazing.  Master Lock thought of everything with this design.

**dialSpeed also has connectivity to the Master Lock Vault (www.MasterLockVault.com) where you can store your combination and guest codes to never forget the multiple combinations the dialSpeed allows you to have.

If you would like to purchase one of these amazing locks for use in your home click the link below to be taken directly to the Master Lock website.  

dialSpeed Electronic Combination Lock – $24.99 and FREE SHIPPING!

Master Lock recently launched a good-will program benefiting the American Heart Association in the spirit of the holidays. Visitors can go to MasterLoveLock.com and send their love to sweethearts, family, or friends. For each lock sent through the website, $1 is donated to the American Heart Association.


Disclosure – I received a dialSpeed from Master Lock as compensation for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are mine and mine alone.