A Sparkle of Genius 2014-10-24T01:32:37Z http://www.asparkleofgenius.com/feed/atom Melissa Au <![CDATA[10 Great Halloween Books for Kids]]> http://www.asparkleofgenius.com/?p=10581 2014-10-22T22:57:22Z 2014-10-22T22:53:01Z One of my favorite places in our house is our Library.  Its nothing spectacular.  We have books shelves of books and a small love seat but it is such a quiet, quaint place that my kids and I love laying around and reading a book.  Nothing else happens in this area of my home except […]

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One of my favorite places in our house is our Library.  Its nothing spectacular.  We have books shelves of books and a small love seat but it is such a quiet, quaint place that my kids and I love laying around and reading a book.  Nothing else happens in this area of my home except reading and I love that.  I enjoy to read and I am so glad that my kids have also developed the same love of reading.  We have read many books together as a family in our library and have made many great memories.  Ever sense my kids received Scholastic magazines at school, I found it to be fun to have books from different holidays and seasons so during the season we could enjoy stories together that put us in the holiday spirit.  Here are 10 Great Halloween Books for Kids.

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1.  Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

2.  Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever! by Don Freeman

3. Click, Clack, Boo! by Doreen Cronin

4. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles Schultz

5. Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan by Rob Scotton

6. Pinkalicious: Pink or Treat! by Victoria Kann

7. The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills

8. Ten Timid Ghosts by Jennifer O’connell

9. Even Monsters Need Haircuts by Matthew McElligott

10. Halloween Night by Marjorie Dennis Murray

 

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Melissa Au <![CDATA[Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new short FEAST #Feast #BigHero6]]> http://www.asparkleofgenius.com/?p=10578 2014-10-22T22:19:51Z 2014-10-22T22:19:51Z One of my favorite thing about going to see Disney movie’s in theaters is seeing the short film that is shown in front of them. If you are like my family, you are really looking forward to Big Hero 6 being in theaters.  Starting Novemeber 7th, you will have the opportunity to watch Walt Disney Animation […]

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One of my favorite thing about going to see Disney movie’s in theaters is seeing the short film that is shown in front of them. If you are like my family, you are really looking forward to Big Hero 6 being in theaters.  Starting Novemeber 7th, you will have the opportunity to watch Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new short FEAST before Big Hero 6!  Here is a fun sneak peek for you:

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Melissa Au <![CDATA[Caramel Apple Strudel]]> http://www.asparkleofgenius.com/?p=10574 2014-10-22T18:21:06Z 2014-10-22T18:21:06Z   Caramel Apple Strudel Ingredients: 4 tbsp of butter for simmering apples 4 cups of Fuji, Pink Lady or other favorite baking apple 2/3 cup of brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp allspice Pinch of ground cloves 1/3 cup chopped pecans (optional) 1 stick of melted butter for brushing fillo dough 8 sheets thawed […]

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Caramel Apple Strudel

Ingredients:
4 tbsp of butter for simmering apples
4 cups of Fuji, Pink Lady or other favorite baking apple
2/3 cup of brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
Pinch of ground cloves
1/3 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 stick of melted butter for brushing fillo dough
8 sheets thawed Kontos fillo dough
Jar of caramel topping, warmed
French vanilla ice cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel apples and slice them about 1/8-inch thick.
  3. Gently melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a pan with lid. Add the apples and saute, covered, for about 10 minutes until the apples soften.
  4. Combine the softened apples with brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and optional nuts.
  5. Using a pastry brush, brush each of the 8 fillo sheets with the melted butter, placing one on top of the other.
  6. When you have all your buttered fillo neatly stacked, spoon apple mixture along the long edge of the stack, leaving a 2-3 inch border at each end.
  7. Fold the fillo over the ends first, then roll up long-ways like a jellyroll.
  8. Place the rolled strudel on a sprayed cookie sheet (with folded part underneath), brush with melted butter.
  9. With a sharp knife, cut diagonal slits in the fillo.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown
  11. Before serving, drizzle – zig-zag fashion – the warmed caramel topping over the top. Serve warm with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream.

Tip: When working with fillo dough, keep a clean, damp dishtowel handy to place over unused sheets and prevent them from drying out.

This recipe and photo was provided to A Sparkle of Genius with permission from Kontos Foods.  To learn more about Kontos Foods and its array of flatbreads and other baked goods, visit www.kontos.com. You can also find Kontos Foods on Twitter @KontosFoods or on Facebook at www.facebook/KontosFoods.

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Melissa Au <![CDATA[Perfect Pumpkin Bread Recipe]]> http://www.asparkleofgenius.com/?p=10562 2014-10-22T18:02:34Z 2014-10-21T23:14:55Z     My family went on a drive this weekend and the leaves here in Utah are the most amazing colors. This picture was taken at Bridal Veil Falls, in Provo Utah.   I love fall because of the beautiful colors and cooler weather.  It really makes me happy.  My family spends most weekends going […]

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My family went on a drive this weekend and the leaves here in Utah are the most amazing colors. This picture was taken at Bridal Veil Falls, in Provo Utah.   I love fall because of the beautiful colors and cooler weather.  It really makes me happy.  My family spends most weekends going out on hiking adventures so we can watch the progression of fall colors.

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With Halloween coming up one of our favorite fall traditions is picking out the perfect pumpkin.  We love carving pumpkins as a family, but my husband always picks a few extra pumpkins that we bake and make pumpkin puree.  We will be going to the pumpkin patch this weekend!

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The best way to celebrate fall is with some Pumpkin Bread.  Yum!  (anything pumpkin is amazing!)  Here is a delicious Pumpkin Bread recipe created by our A Sparkle of Genius foodie contributor Renee.  Renee is the type of person that you wished you lived next door to.  Not only because she is one of the kindest people I have met, but because she is an amazing cook!  I am excited to share some of her recipes with you.  Here is her Pumpkin Bread Recipe:

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Pumpkin Bread

3c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
1tsp nutmeg
1 15 oz. can pumpkin
4 eggs
1 1/4 c cooking oil
2 c sugar

Directions:

1.  Place all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk.

2. With a spoon make a well in the center of all the dry ingredients.

3. In the center of the well place the pumpkin, eggs and oil. Mix until combined.

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4. Divide the batter among two well sprayed loaf pans.

5. Bake at 350 for about 60-70 mins or until a cake tester comes out clean.

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If you love our Pumpkin Bread recipe, here are some other fall recipes you might enjoy:

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Melissa Au <![CDATA[Celebrating Mini Milestones with Netflix #StreamTeam]]> http://www.asparkleofgenius.com/?p=10554 2014-10-21T19:37:00Z 2014-10-21T19:37:00Z I am so excited to share that I have paired with Netflix again for year 2 of the Netflix Stream Team.  Me, like many other Stream Team members no longer use a standard Cable subscription and get all of our family entertainment via Netflix.  This works great for our family because there are so many […]

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I am so excited to share that I have paired with Netflix again for year 2 of the Netflix Stream Team.  Me, like many other Stream Team members no longer use a standard Cable subscription and get all of our family entertainment via Netflix.  This works great for our family because there are so many great shows for the kids and my husband and I love sitting down to new seasons of television shows that we didn’t previously watch.  Our current favorite television “binge” series is Fringe.  On Netflix, you can find all five series.

This month the Stream Team has been reminded about milestones.  We have all gone through many milestones in our lives.  Milestones are the “firsts” in our life. As an adult, I don’t have milestones quite as often as when I was a kid.  The most recent one that  buying my first home. This was a very exciting milestone for me.  One of my favorite things about being a mom, though is that I can to celebrate so many amazing firsts with each of my four kids.  Whether it was their first word, first day of school, or first sports team, I am their celebrating and cheering on each new mini milestone.

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To help you remember these miles stones here is a really cute craft.  Store all your milestone memories — like sports medals, vacation souvenirs, concert tickets and photos — in this DIY keepsake box. Click here to learn how to make your own.

Here is a fun list of movies and TV episodes that highlight a variety of these achievements. The mini milestones, or “firsts”.  Whatever “firsts” your family is celebrating this fall, Netflix can relate.

For your kids:

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First MoveThe Croods
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Another one of our favorite firsts? Going to the movies. Check out these tips from Common Sense Media to make sure your kids’ first trip to the theater is a good one.

Plus a few major milestones for mom and dad:

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New JobThe Office
Getting MarriedMy Fair Wedding with David Tutera
Having a BabyWhat to Expect When You’re Expecting
Life as a ParentParenthood
Running for OfficeParks & Recreation
Buying a HomeHouse Hunters

For more information on Netflix, visit them online.

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Melissa Au <![CDATA[Check out our MCC Playskool In-Home Party! #ImagineWithElmo]]> http://www.asparkleofgenius.com/?p=10539 2014-10-18T03:24:24Z 2014-10-18T03:24:24Z I wrote this review while participating in a campaign forMom Central Consulting on behalf of Playskool. I received product samples to facilitate my party and review, and a promotional item to thank me for participating. Who doesn’t love a party?  My kids had the opportunity to throw a MCC Playskool In-Home party with some of their cousins […]

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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign forMom Central Consulting on behalf of Playskool. I received product samples to facilitate my party and review, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Who doesn’t love a party?  My kids had the opportunity to throw a MCC Playskool In-Home party with some of their cousins and their friends.  We are lucky to have all of our cousins nice and close so it was fun being able to share these really fun toys with them and the neighborhood kids.  As party of this party, we were able to sample these three games show above.  The kids were excited to be able to let their friends each choose a toy to take home with them.  The three toys that the kids played with were the Let’s Imagine Elmo, Stack ‘N Spin Monkey Gears and the Transformers Mixable, Mashable Heroes Optimus Prime and Grimlock. Naturally, the Elmo was the highlight of the party, but the different ages loved being able to try out the different toys. Here is some information about these fun toys:

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Let’s Imagine Elmo 

  • Bring the learning adventures from the Elmo the Musical segment on Sesame Street off the screen and into the family room with the interactive LET’S IMAGINE ELMO plush!
  • The 13-inch Elmo pal comes with three different hats that unlock different imaginary themes and play modes: Prince, Cowboy, and Sea Captain

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Stack N’ Spin Monkey Gears:

  • With the STACK ‘N SPIN MONKEY GEARS toy, little ones can build up the fun by placing colorful gears all around their monkey friend’s belly, hands, and feet.
  • Kids’ sorting and stacking skills will be rewarded with a delightful visual experience.
  • The STACK ‘N SPIN MONKEY GEARS encourages Fine Motor Skills, Hand-Eye Coordination and Cause and Effect.

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Transformers Mixable, Mashable Heroes Optimus Prime and Grimlock

  • New for 2014, the MR. POTATO HEAD brand combines mini spuds with Mix & Mash play in a two-inch scale featuring everyone’s favorite TRANSFORMERS characters!
  • Optimus Prime spud partners up with Grimlock spud to battle the Decepticons!  Squeeze the Grimlock figure’s eyes and watch as his jaw chomps and launches a projectile!
  • The Mixable, Mashable parts work with other sets (sold separately)

As part of this party, we received “When I grow up I imagine I’ll be…” stickers.  This was actually really fun activity that we did because kids have so imagination and they truly believe that they can be anything.  The younger kids wanted to be princesses and super heroes where the bigger kids wanted to be doctors, movie makers and construction men.  Many professions of their parents! :)

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The Let’s Imagine Elmo was a huge hit.  Elmo is always a favorite toy every holiday season and I can imagine that it will be the same this year.  Elmo helps your child with their imagination as they can pretend play together.  I love that this set included accessories that changed the interactive game play.  He comes with Prince, Cowboy, and Sea Captain mode and Sea  Captain seemed to be the favorite of the kids! This is a really fun toy for ages 2-4.  We had a handful of 3-5 year old cousins that really enjoyed playing with Let’s Imagine Elmo.

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The Transformers Mixable, Mashable Heroes Optimus Prime and Grimlock says ages 2 and plus.  This is fun because it really is an enjoyable toy for all ages.  It was especially enjoyed with the kids ages 5-7.  My son and his friends love transformers and they really enjoyed being able to interact and build with the Mr. Potato Head and use their imagination to battle and play together with each other.  Some of the boys spent the majority of the party playing with this toy and were so excited to be able to take it home with them.

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The Stack ‘N Spin Monkey Gears is geared towards younger ages but my 3 year old daughter and her cousin really enjoyed learning how they could move around the different gears and still make it spin. This toy plays music and encourages interactive play.  This toy is fun for young ages, but I really enjoyed watching the gears of my daughters brain work as she would swap out pieces and see what did and didn’t work to make the toy work. The younger cousins and friends were able to take home their own Stack ‘N Spin Monkey Gears.

Visit them online for more information about Let’s Imagine Elmo.

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Melissa Au <![CDATA[Eight things I learned about Dr Pepper Snapple Group #DPSBalance]]> http://www.asparkleofgenius.com/?p=10532 2014-10-18T01:29:53Z 2014-10-18T01:23:27Z This post is sponsored by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.  I had the chance to interview them with a group of other bloggers.  All opinions are my own. You know the saying, you learn something new everyday?  Well, I had the opportunity to have a call with the Dr Pepper Snapple groups and learned so […]

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group LogoThis post is sponsored by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.  I had the chance to interview them with a group of other bloggers.  All opinions are my own.

You know the saying, you learn something new everyday?  Well, I had the opportunity to have a call with the Dr Pepper Snapple groups and learned so many new things. There are so many brands that we use every day of our life, but really know nothing about. Having the opportunity to sit down and actually chat with a brand is my favorite because you learn about them on so many levels.  Not only do you learn about their product, but you also learn about their successes, struggles, dreams and beliefs.  I left my interview with the Dr Pepper Snapple group feeling like this is a brand that not only understands my wants and needs as a parent, but they are doing everything in their power to try to meet their needs.  Here is what I learned from this interview.

Ten things I learned about Dr Pepper Snapple Group

1. When I think of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, I think of Dr Pepper and Snapple.  But did you know that they are SO much more than just that?  So much more that their brand has more than 50 brands of carbonated soft drinks, teas, juices, mixers and other premium beverages.  Many brands that we enjoy regularly and I am sure that you would recognize, too.  Which Dr Pepper Snapple product below is your favorite?  Me, I’m an IBC Root Beer lover!

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2. Ever wonder how many Snapple flavors they have created?  Their reply,  “Over the course of our experience with Snapple, I think we have had almost 250 Snapple flavors!”   That is an impressive number of flavors!

3.  It takes a very long time start to finish to develop a new product.  Just because a product is in production doesn’t mean that it will stay in production.  It goes through a series of testing as well as taste testing panels before a product is finalized.  “We have an entire sensory panel that is a group of professional tasters that have gone through a lot of training to be able to characterize and describe flavors. The process actually does take quite a while! Consider we had 40 variants of Dr Pepper in the beginning, and we had to taste- test and narrow down the variants to what our consumers would most appreciate. It does require an intensely trained sensory panel, and we do have that in-house.”

4. Okay, seriously, I can even imagine this next one.  Everyone loves Dr Pepper, right?  Well guess how many people know the entire recipe for Dr Pepper. “Two! We can’t tell you who they are, but they are not in this room! It’s very, very top secret –that is for sure.” Talk about a super awesome family recipe!

5. What do you think are some of the most important factors that the Dr Pepper Snapple Group looks at in making a new drink? Here is what they said, Good value for their dollar, especially in a challenged economy, Convenience, beverage choices that have health benefits but most importantly: Taste is king! I love that they make great products but without sacrificing taste.

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6.  Dr Pepper Snapple Group is made up of moms, dads, aunts, uncles, and grandparents that understand us and are in the same boat as us.  They want our kids to be happy and healthy.  They understand that active play is important and they have commitement to Active Play.  To help address the decline of active play in communities across the U.S., Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) launched Let’s Play to provide the tools, spaces and inspiration to make play a daily priority. This is such a wonder program.  As part of this initiative, they have built or improved 2,000 playgrounds which in return has provided 5 million children with the opportunity to play. Isn’t that amazing.  What I love most about this though, is that they have done this through volunteers.  They have had to date 2,300 employee volunteers donate more than 18,000 volunteer hours.  This is a company that has our back.

7.  I can’t get involved in Lets Play in my own home, and you can too.  Just visit www.LetsPlay.com where you can get lots of ideas for your family as well as find out more information about getting grants to help build parks in your neighborhood.  Getting your kids out should be a priority for all families and this site can give you resources to help make this possible.

8. Calories in vs Calories out is important to the Dr Pepper Snapple Group.  They believe, “We believe that healthy lives depend on balance, balancing the calories you consume through food & beverages with the calories you burn through physical activity.”

Some of the choices they have made as a company to help us are:

Allison: “We also want to make sure our current line of healthy options is more available. For example, we are focused on making our diet product line and our smaller portion sizes more available. The majority of the products that we launch do have health and wellness in mind, and we want to help mom meet her goal of health and wellness in her household!”

Chris: “We also reformulate existing products. For example, we’ve taken 40% of calories out of the Hawaiian Punch juice drinks since 2005. We are continuing to listen to our consumers and identify ways to reduce calories in our products

Allison: “We developed Mott’s for Tots after we heard that moms of young kids were watering down the apple juice to reduce the sugar content. So we went ahead and did it for mom and then added the vitamins and nutrients that she was losing when watering down apple juice!”

I have enjoyed many of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group products in my home.  I love their commitment to the health of my family and I enjoy seeing the changes that have been make in ensuring and helping my home be healthy and balanced.

For more information about the Dr Pepper Snapple Group visit them online at http://www.dpsgproductfacts.com/ or  www.LetsPlay.com.

 

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Melissa Au <![CDATA[Check out the new TacoTime Crispy Chicken Flatbread and enter to WIN! #FlatbreadFrenzy]]> http://www.asparkleofgenius.com/?p=10524 2014-10-15T04:02:18Z 2014-10-15T04:01:45Z  This campaign is sponsored by Tacotime and Blog Meets Brand.  All opinions are my own. I love TacoTime.  We have one near our house so whenever we are looking for a delicious meal we stop by TacoTime.  There are so many great items available that everyone in my family loves.  If you haven’t been to […]

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I love TacoTime.  We have one near our house so whenever we are looking for a delicious meal we stop by TacoTime.  There are so many great items available that everyone in my family loves.  If you haven’t been to TacoTime you definitely have to give it a try because it is very yummy.  Wait until you hear about their new TacoTime Crispy Chicken Flatbread!  TacoTime takes pride and care in the food that they serve.  This has always been apparent to me by the service and quality food that I have received.  Here is some information about TacoTime if you aren’t familiar:

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I am so excited to share with you the new Crispy Chicken Flatbread.  Seriously, this sounds SO yummy!  The new Crispy Chicken Flatbread has all-white meat crispy chicken, cheddar cheese, lettuce, chipotle ranch dressing and their homemade salsa fresca and wrapped in a warm flatbread. Doesn’t it sounds delicious?  You should definitely head over to TacoTime to give it a try.  I know I will be enjoying it myself, soon!  To celebrate the new Crispy Chicken Flatbread lets celebrate with an exciting Flatbread FRENZY!

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Because TacoTime is SO excited about Flatbread Frenzy, they are giving away $100 TacoTime Gift Cards daily from October 1st to 20th!  What a great giveaway! Head over to Facebook and enter to win this delicious prize during Flatbread Frenzy!  Don’t forget to share with all of your friends and family! On my way to enter to win…..

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Melissa Au <![CDATA[Walmart® Savings Catcher and Crowdtap]]> http://www.asparkleofgenius.com/?p=10512 2014-10-14T05:23:30Z 2014-10-14T05:16:41Z This sponsored post is sponsored by Crowdtap and Walmart.  All opinons are my own. Having four kids can be expensive.  Between school uniforms, school supplies, dance costumes, sports fees and so much more, it is important for me to save money where I can.  When shopping online I always find a coupon code.  When shopping […]

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This sponsored post is sponsored by Crowdtap and Walmart.  All opinons are my own.

Having four kids can be expensive.  Between school uniforms, school supplies, dance costumes, sports fees and so much more, it is important for me to save money where I can.  When shopping online I always find a coupon code.  When shopping in stores I like to price match and use coupons.  Unfortunately, I am busy and price matching is not always an option.  Sometimes I only have enough time to go to one store and Walmart has everything to meet all my shopping needs.  Recently, while I was on Crowdtap I found out about the Walmart® Savings Catcher.  Seriously, this is such a fantastic program.  It is custom made for helping moms like me save a few bucks.  So, how does it work?

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It really is as easy as 1-2-3.  You can download the Walmart Savings Center App or visit them online. I recommend the app, personally.  Every time you shop at Walmart you can scan the barcode at the bottom of your receipt.  I have found it most convenient to scan the bar code immediately because it is only valid within 7 days. I load my groceries into the car and scan my receipt before I drive away.

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Your receipt will be stored inside the App so you have all of your purchases in one place.  All of the receipts you have scanned with be listed and you can check back to see the status of your savings.

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Walmart® Savings Catcher compares all of the stores in your area to see if there are any advertised deals in your area.   I was impressed to see how many different stores they were comparing prices with.  Walmart really has us in their best interest and helps us save money and save time.WalmartSavingsCatcher

 

If they find a better deal than you got at Walmart you will receive the different in a Walmart e-card.  This process takes typically about 3 days for the entire process.  You will get an email when they are finished. This process is so easy.  I love that saving money can be so quick and easy!  I don’t have to worry about taking the time to price compare.  Walmart Savings Center does all of the work for me!
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I have shopped at Walmart three different times now.  Two of my receipts have not come back yet.  Unfortunately, my first shopping trip didn’t have any lower prices found.  I will continue to  scan my receipt looking for savings.  Many of my friends have saved a good amount of money with the Walmart® Savings Catcher. 
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 When you sign on to the Walmart® Savings Catcher you can find out exactly how much money you saved.  You can redeem immediately or you can let your balance build until you can get something really great!  I think this program is fantastic and I am grateful for any opportunity to save! Visit Crowdtap for opportunities to earn great prizes. On Crowdtap you have the opportunity to complete quickhits and earn points.  Right now on the Walmart Savings Catcher Crowdtap you can earn great prizes!

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Have you used Walmart Savings Catcher? Try it out and share the buzz, it’s that easy! By spreading the word you’ll be entered to win a $2000 shopping spree at Walmart… and so will your friends! Enter to WIN here!

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Melissa Au <![CDATA[The Book of Life Giveaway #BookOfLife]]> http://www.asparkleofgenius.com/?p=10548 2014-10-18T23:06:45Z 2014-10-13T22:57:13Z I am really excited about The Book of Life.  My kids have already been asking me when we are going to go see it.  This is definitely up on the list of things to do during Halloween time.  This movie looks adventurous and fun, but also like a really fun family friendly film.  Perfect for […]

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I am really excited about The Book of Life.  My kids have already been asking me when we are going to go see it.  This is definitely up on the list of things to do during Halloween time.  This movie looks adventurous and fun, but also like a really fun family friendly film.  Perfect for the Halloween season.

About The Book of Life
“THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.”  Here is a clip for your enjoyment:

Visit the Book of Life Shop in stores and onlineIn celebration of the release of the upcoming film, The Book ofLife, Cost Plus World Market has developed exclusive Book of Life Toys inspired by the film. Products include a colorful Tin Keepsake Box, Guitar, Maracas, Manolo Rubber Duck Bath Toy, Kaleidoscopes, and more. Visit the Official WebsiteLike ‘The Book of Life’ on Facebook and follow on TwitterTumblr.

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GIVEAWAY!  We have a really fun Giveaway for you today!  To get you excited for The Book of Life in theaters, one (1) winner receives:

  • $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
  • Mini guitar & keepsake box from Cost Plus World Market

Giveaway courtesy of 20th Century Fox. Open to US mailing addresses only.
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