Purex UltraPacks Plus Plus Oxi

Laundry –  we all hate it but unfortunately it’s a necessary chore in every home.  Some of us have more than others but there’s no escaping it!

Over the years laundry detergents have gone from powder to liquid to now we have the convenience of what are referred to as “UltraPacks.”  Tiny little pillow like packs that contain detergent and other agents to clean and brighten our laundry.

The makers of Purex have asked me to try a new product called Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi.  These cute little buggers contain Purex detergent as well as Oxi stain fighting agents for the best possible result on laundry day.

I am a Oxi fanatic, use it in every load to make my clothes white, bright and as clean as possible.  Both my son and husband work as HVAC Engineers and can get pretty dirty working on large heating and cooling units so their clothes need a little help getting the ground in dirty and sweat out.  This is why I love the new Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi.  No more measuring out separate liquid detergent and a scoop of oxi cleaning agent – Purex has put it all in one little convenient pack.  I love it!

With our busy schedules as working or stay at home mom’s we appreciate anything that can save us a little time.  Even something as simple as a laundry pack so I’m jumping on this product to save me time and money.  No more buying separate products to do the job!

The Purex UltraPacks Plus Oxi has a very pleasant fragrance not overpowering like some detergents.  I found it to be a “fresh” smell.  Now I know some would prefer no fragrance in their laundry but I personally love a clean fresh smell.  

My laundry came out clean and fresh and I highly recommend this product.  

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described above) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving sample(s) of this product in no way affected my opinion in this review. 
 

You can win a FREE PRODUCT COUPON to try this product too!  The kind folks at Purex send me (3) free product coupons to share.  Just enter below for a chance to win.

You can also enter the Purex Red Jersey Sweepstakes.  Here is how it works.  Click on the link below and find the “Red Jersey” somewhere hidden (in plain sight) on the website.  Click on the Red Jersey to enter and win $50.00 – 10 winners will be awarded. 

http://insiders.purex.com/FindTheRedJersey?id=468

 

Perdue Simply Smart and Crispy Chicken Strips Review & Contest!

We eat a lot of chicken in my house so when a new product comes my way I am happy to give it a try. Although I have been purchasing Perdue fresh chicken products for many years I can honestly say I don’t purchase much prepared food.  So when I was asked to try these new products from Perdue and give my honest opinion I was happy to do so.

Perdue Simply Smart is a frozen lightly breaded 100% white meat chicken strips (click here to see info on this product) that comes in seven frozen varieties and three refrigerate varieties.  There is even one variety that is gluten free for those of you who have sensitivity to gluten products.

For those people who are watching their calories this is a fantastic product since less breading means less calories.  I found them just as delicious as the regular breaded Perdue products that I have eaten and served my family in the past. 

Simply Smart can be used to prepare many of your favorite chicken recipes.  I made Chicken Parmesan using the Simply Smart strips, some bottled marinara sauce and shredded cheese and it was delicious. 

Click here for nutritional information, a $1.00 off printable coupon and a FREE recipe booklet.

Perdue Crispy Chicken Strips are (click here to see info on this product) a bread coated 100% white meat chicken product that comes in nine varieties including Whole Grain Monster’s (the movie) Shape nuggets for kids.  Choose from Breaded Chicken Strips, Breaded Chicken Nuggets, Breaded Chicken Tenders, Breaded Chicken Patties, Whole Grain Chicken Nuggets, Breaded Popcorn Chicken, Breaded BBQ Chicken Chunks and Breaded & Glazed Chicken Wings.

My son choose the Breaded BBQ Chicken Chunks to test and he loved them.  He even asked if I would purchase them again.  The best part is I knew they were nutritious and he wasn’t eating junk food but he thought he was.  They came out of the oven nice and crispy like they had just been fried not like most breaded products that come out soggy.  The BBQ sauce was just the right touch and the size is bite size finger food that people get excited over. 

Click here for nutritional information, a $1.00 off printable coupon and a FREE recipe booklet.

I would highly recommend both Perdue products so look them for in your grocers freezer and refrigerated sections.

Not sure where to buy Perdue products click here to see where they can be purchased in your area!

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described above) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving sample(s) of this product in no way affected my opinion in this review. 


Horray for my Dummies Books – Review and Contest!

You may or may not know that I have horrible adult ADD! I’m sure I have mentioned it a few times in passing but believe me it is really bad.  I was punished so many times as a child because my parents didn’t know that ADD existed.  They thought, I’m sure like other parents, that their child was just not paying attention in school or not smart enough to comprehend.  When I realized what I had (after doing the research for my son) I sat and cried.  Cried out of relief that I wasn’t stupid, I just learn differently than most.  

Reading has never been one of my favorite things to do because it takes me five or six repeat reads to comprehend what I am actually reading.  It is very frustrating and obviously very time consuming.  I would rather someone show me (visual learner) one time than have to read a book or manual five or six times over.  

Unfortunately for me I do not read thought patterns like most people, I read abstract words.  Can you image not being able to put those words together and form a thought?  That’s what happens to me each and every time I read something.  As an adult it is very defeating and I often feel so stupid but I refuse to let it defeat me so I find alternative ways to get the information into my brain.

Here is where “Dummies” books are a wonderful tool for me.  Although they do require reading it’s not as extensive a read as a regular book and it gets directly to the important facts that I need to get the job done.

I have severe hypoglycemia and my food options are very limited.  I cannot eat bread (or anything made with white or whole wheat flour), pasta, rice, potatoes, oats, cereals, sugar, honey, and a large list of things that contain any of these products.  Yes it pretty much eliminates any processed foods.  

I am of Italian decent, I was practically born with bread and pasta in my mouth so imagine not being able to eat them at all now!  It drives me nuts but if I do I become so sick I’m in bed for days.  It’s just not worth it.   So I am always on a quest to find alternatives to those things that I had to give up in my daily diet.   
Someone suggested that I check out that Paleo Diet.  I was very interested in finding out more information about it since I had read some on-line articles and it seemed as though it may work for me.  

The folks at “Dummies Books” were kind enough to send me two of the Paleo books they have available for me to read.  These books like other Dummies versions get right to the point.  I don’t need to read three chapters of background about how the diet got started – I need to facts and recipes so that I can get started immediately.  These books did just that and they really helped me get the necessary information I needed to get started.

When I found out I could have pancakes, bread, and crackers I literally jumped for joy.  There are several recipes in the books for pancakes, bread and crackers made with both almond and coconut flours along with many other foods that are safe for me to eat!  I’m so excited to try these recipes and know that they will not have any adverse affect on my body.

The kind folks at “Dummies” have agreed to give one lucky Rosey The Coupon Coach follower their choice of Dummies book as the contest winner.  

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described above) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving sample(s) of this product in no way affected my opinion in this review. 


Teas’ Tea Product Review!

I was recently asked to review this product.  I was sent (3) bottles of the tea, (2) were unsweetened and one was a half-half product.  The unsweetened tea was the most appealing to me as it is difficult to find an unsweetened product in single serve bottles.  My husband and I both drink unsweetened tea.  My son enjoyed the half-half product as it was a combination of tea and fruit extract.  Each bottle of half-half is only 50 calories which is a welcome change from those horrible sugar loaded products on the market today.

The unsweetened tea is not for the faint of heart – it is a very robust strong tea but for people like my husband he found it a very likeable product.  I on the other hand enjoy a more light tea flavor but I would still buy this product since it is the only one I know of that comes in unsweetened single serve bottles.

Teas’ Tea products are available at  www.amazon.com in all the available flavors. 

Here are some facts about Teas’ Tea:
 
TEAS’ TEA® is an all natural ready-to-drink tea, named from the Japanese expression Ocha no Naka No Ocha, which means “The Tea of ALL Teas!” With thoughtful sourcing and meticulous brewing methods, TEAS’ TEA® proprietary filtration method reduces sediment creating a clean finish. The company has been a pioneer and leader in the unsweetened tea market for over 10 years. TEAS’ TEA is sold nationwide in conventional, natural & specialty stores and online at www.amazon.com and www.itoen.com for $1.99 per bottle.

TEAS’ TEA Cares
1.    New re-design of Teas’ Tea® bottles reduce carbon footprint and is now the lightest bottle in the ‘ready-to-drink’ beverage industry weighing only 18.7 grams, compared to standard plastic bottles in the industry of 24 grams.
2.    Reducing packaging is a company goal. By choosing recyclable plastic bottles (PET 1) over glass, the company has been able to save in fuel expenses and reducing the carbon footprint.
3.    Recognized for their recycling tea leaf program, ITO EN has been awarded the Grand Prize by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan and the Environment Minister’s Prize for developing eco-friendly products made from used tea leaves. A variety of products ranging from vending machines and public benches have been a part of the company’s recycling CSR activities.

Each blogger will receive 3 bottles of various flavors of TEAS’ TEA® & TEAS’ TEA® PLUS half&HALF randomly selected by our staff.

TEAS’ TEA Unsweetened
–   Brewed using the finest green tea leaves and unsweetened
–   0 Calories
–   Great source of natural antioxidants
–   100% or more of daily value of Vitamin C
–   7 Flavors: Pure Green tea, Jasmine Green, Green White, Lemongrass Green, Rose Green, Mint Green, Golden Oolong tea.
–   SRP $1.99 per bottle for 16.9 FL OZ (500 ml).

TEAS’ TEA PLUS half&half
–   Brewed using the finest green tea leaves and slightly sweetened
–   only 50 calories per serving.
–   5 flavors: green tea & lemon, green tea & green apple (which came in second place at the North American Tea Championships 2012), green tea & peach, green tea & coconut, green tea & grape.
–   SRP $1.99 per bottle for 16.9 FL OZ (500 ml).
 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Win a Fiesta Party Pack from Hola Fruta!

The wonderful folks at Hola Fruta are going to send one lucky Rosey The Coupon Coach follower this amazing Fiesta Party Pack – yes everything you see in the photo above will arrive at your home if you are the winner.
 
All you have to do is enter to win below, you have several chances to win so please read the directions carefully before you enter.
 

Their wonderful all natural pure fruit sherbets are naturally low in fat and cholesterol and always made with real fruits and fruit purees – nothing else will do for Pierre’s!

Available in fabulous pint flavors like Black Cherry Lemon, Mango, Peach, Margarita, Strawberry, Pina Colada, and Pomegranate & Blueberry – yum, yum, yum!!! 

New this summer are Pierre‘s ¡Hola Fruta! Fruit Bars. These refreshing snack-sized fruit bars are available in Strawberry, Raspberry Blueberry and Pomegranate Raspberry.

Pierre’s Ice Cream Company manufactures and distributes more than 235 products and flavors ranging from rich and creamy premium ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, sorbet and novelties to Yovation® Probiotic Frozen Yogurt, and the highly acclaimed ¡Hola Fruta!® a super premium, all natural, pure fruit sherbet.

In addition to the grand prize winner who will receive the party pack I have (5) free product coupons for one pint of your choice of (1) !Hola Fruta product. These will be given to (5) second prize winners randomly selected.


THE SECRET WORD FOR THE “NAIL” CONTEST IS COUPON!

 

WIN A FREE TUBE OF NOXICARE!

I am a firm believer that the Lord works in mysterious ways.  You all know I have been in severe pain in my right arm ever since my surgery in February.  A simple day procedure of removing a cyst in my finger is turning into a nightmare for me. I have been to back to the original surgeon and two other board certified doctors who have all given me a different diagnosis. 

My family physician practices both traditional and holistic medicine.  I will always opt for the holistic first as I feel we put way too many chemicals (and drugs are chemicals) into our bodies today.  Everyone wants a “quick fix” and rightly so as no one wants to suffer in pain.  However, you have to take into consideration what the drugs are doing to other parts of your body while you are taking them.  This is why there are so many side effects listed on the drugs packages today.

For this reason I will always try a holistic remedy first and only if that does not work will I consider traditional drugs.

So when this opportunity became available to me to try Noxicare I jumped at the opportunity to try and review this product (divine intervention as I see it).

Please believe me when I tell you that this product worked BETTER than prescription Lidocaine cream on my joint pain!  You know I would not lie to you.  I am not in the habit of lying to promote a product.  It’s just not something I will do.  So when I tell you all that this product works – it works!

Noxicare comes in two forms, cream and capsules and worth every penney.   It is available on the Noxicare website or at select retailers in your area (see product locator here).

I tested the cream – love it and when my tube is done I will buy it again no matter what the cost.

Noxicare contains natural ingredients like Ginger, Tumeric, Rosemary Extract, Holy Basil, Willow Bark, Boswella Extract and Alpha Lipoic Acids.  It is non-greasy, fast acting, odorless and paraban free. 

The inventor of Noxicare is Dr. Reza Ghorbani, a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

Noxicare is sold in 35 countries world wide.

If you have joint or muscle pain you need to try Noxicare – it works! 

All you have to do to be eligible to win a tube of Noxicare is to “like” their Facebook page (click here) and come back here and post a comment below this post to let me know you liked their page.  

I will pick (2) random winners on 8/28/13 – good luck!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Enter to win – Brew Over Sweepstakes!

I was asked to review this wonderful Brew Over Ice package and give my honest opinion of my experience.

We are big tea drinkers at our house especially in the summer months – we love a refreshing glass of cold brisk tea vs. some sweet fruity drink. 

The kit that I was sent consisted of (3) K-Cup samples, (1) Snapple Peach Ice Tea, (1) Vitamin Burst Strawberry Pomegranate, and (1) Sweet & Creamy Regular Iced Coffee.

The light-up ice bucket will make a really nice conversation piece for our next cook out.  The reusable tumbler will get a lot of mileage from one of us since we all are trying to make a conscience effort to produce less waste in our home.

I’m not a big fan of iced coffee but my husband is so he got to try the coffee sample, I took the peach ice tea, and my son enjoyed the vitamin burst sample.

We all really enjoyed the flavors, I honestly didn’t think I would care for the peach iced tea but I was pleasantly surprised that I really did enjoy it.  I would definitely buy it at the market for our home.  It was crisp and refreshing, not too strong, just right.

Now you have a change to win an identical package (as seen in the photo above) from the folks at Brew Over Ice.

The winner will receive the follow:

(3) Brew Over Ice K-Cup Samples

(1) Brew Over Ice Tumbler w/straw

(4) Brew Over Ice Coasters

(1) Brew Over Ice Light-Up Ice Bucket w/tongs

Log onto http://game.brewoverice.com for a chance to win

In the mean time you can score a $2.00 off coupon at http://www.brewoverice.com/coolwaytobrew  – while you are there take the time to check out the the Brew Over Ice video clip.

Also sign up to follow them on Twitter and their Facebook Page for the latest info and contests/give aways from Brew Over Ice.

Disclosure: I received a sample (as described above) to conduct my review for this blog post.  All opinions stated in this post are truthful and mine alone.  Receiving sample(s) of this product in no way affected my opinion in this review.