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Make Two Times the Difference, While Decluttering Your Home

This post is sponsored by T-Mobile on behalf of Momtrends Media. All opinions expressed are my own. 

Did you know 42 million people are fighting hunger today in America?  That number is astonishing and heartbreaking to me!  Plus, adding to the need of citizens in our country, we have had a rough year for so many due to natural disasters.  Between Hurricane Harvey and Irma, and the wildfires in California, there are a lot of people displaced and in need.  We all need to step up and help our neighbors, and T-Mobile is making it easy to do this holiday season!

On the heels of #GivingTuesday, when the un-carrier T-Mobile put customers, employees, and fans in charge of giving away up to $2 million to charity, they have announced the T-Mobile #GivingTwogether Phone Drive.

T-Mobile #GivingTwogether Phone Drive.

Did you know that old phone or tablet that is at the bottom of your junk drawer or under your child’s bed can do a lot of good this holiday season?

Recycle it at a T-Mobile store, and the Un-carrier will double your impact by matching the recycled value of your devices and donating it evenly to both Feeding America and Team Rubicon!

According to recent EPA estimates, more than 135 million cell phones are trashed each year.  Think about it, with the New Year and Spring Cleaning coming up are your old devices likely to be part of this statistic? 

My family’s old devices might have, but now I get to do something good with them!   Instead of letting your old phones and tablets sit in a drawer, or worse a landfill hand that phone in at a T-Mobile #GivingTwogether Phone Drive location!

Gather up as many unused devices as you can find, even your old flip phone could net more than 600 meals to people in need or help buy critical equipment for a disaster relief strike team member.  Here’s your chance to make two times the difference, while decluttering your home!

Where the Funds are Getting Donated

Feeding America is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States with a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 partner food pantries and meal programs that collectively provide food to more than 46 million people across the country.

Team Rubicon offers veterans a chance to continue their service by uniting their skills and experience with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions to rapidly deploy emergency response teams to areas affected by natural disasters.

How It Works

From December 1st to 31st, recycle any old phones or tablets you have at your local T-Mobile store, and T-Mobile will match the recycled value of your devices, after costs, and will donate it all to Feeding America and Team Rubicon

It is easy, just stop by any participating T-Mobile store and drop off any mobile phone or tablet, all phones and tablets are eligible for the program, even old or broken devices are worth roughly $30 on average, and there are no limits to the number of devices you can recycle.

Plus anyone can participate, you don’t have to be a T-Mobile customer.  So make sure you spread the word on social media using the hashtag #GivingTwogether and let everyone know how they easy it is to donate to an amazing cause this holiday season!

 

Benefits of Front Load Laundry Machines!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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 As a mom of three, I do a lot of laundry.  It feels like once I catch up, the hamper is filled again overnight.  So having the best washer possible is very important to me, saving me time and money.

Cleaning performance with a front load washer is better than top load and that is important when you have kids who love to play rough and get dirty.

Front load washers also typically use less water and also consume less electricity, keeping bills low.  Plus, these washers spin faster which keeps clothes drier and reduces drying time.

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LG Front Load Laundry Benefits

  •  Best cleaning performance
  • Gentleness on clothes so they last longer
  • Most energy efficient to save on utility bills
  • Highest spin speaks to dry clothes faster
  • SideKick compatible, providing additional capacity to wash 2 loads at once

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Best Buy Deal on LG Laundry

Save an additional $150 when you purchase an LG Front Load Washer and SideKick on Best Buy!

 

 

Make your Money Go Further this Tax Season with Samsung Deals at Walmart!

This post was sponsored by Samsung as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

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As moms most of us shop at Walmart, a lot!  I have a Super Center within walking distance from my house, so I am usually there several times a week.  I know where everything is and what isles to run down to get exactly what I need.  On a usual trip I try to stick to the grocery and household section, but I still always end up strolling through the seasonal and stationary isles with extra goodies in my cart.  However, I rarely make a sporadic trip towards the back of the store where the toys and electronics area.  The toy section I avoid at all cost, unless it is a holiday, and the electronics department could easily have me drooling over all the tech goodies I want.  

So, now that tax season is here and I have a little extra cash on hand, it is a great time to take care of my family’s tech needs.  With a family of 5, that extra wiggle room in our budget must go far though.  Luckily Samsung at Walmart has amazing deals on all the popular gadgets my families been wishing for. 

Here are some of the amazing Samsung Deals at Walmart during Tax Season:

Phones are always on our upgrade list, and Samsung has two great options.  One that will meet my needs along with a perfect option for my tween.

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Straight Talk GS5: $199

The Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE Prepaid Smartphone has a fast quad-core dual processor that is ideal for everything, from gaming to multitasking. It also has 5.1″ full HD touchscreen that makes all of your phone activity come alive. The incredibly powerful 16MP camera on this smartphone takes breathtaking photos. 

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Straight Talk GS7: $599
The Straight Talk Galaxy S7 is the smartphone your life can’t do without. It’s big on screen and slim on profile. And with an IP68 rating that protects it from spills, splashes and even dunks, you can forget about searching the internet for magical solutions to dry out your smartphone. Just wipe if off and keep going.

Beyond cell phones, Walmart has some great deals on Samsung TV’s, tablets, and speakers.  These are some awesome choices:

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Samsung LED Smart HDTV
Enjoy incredible picture and dramatic detail with UHD. Its 4K resolution means everything you watch looks 4x sharper than Full HD.

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Samsung Galaxy Tablet
Portable entertainment for everyone- The Galaxy Tab E was made to go wherever you go and do whatever you want to do. From watching a movie with the family at home to reading a best seller at the coffee shop, the big, bright screen keeps everyone entertained.

DAV-SoundbarThe Samsung Bluetooth Soundbar Wireless Subwoofer helps you to enjoy cinematic sound for a more immersive experience. It features TV Sound Connect to make it easy to set up with just one push of a button. The Bluetooth design means that you can connect wirelessly with no clutter.

Make sure you check out electronics department next time you’re in Walmart to make your tax refund go further!

For more information, follow Samsung on  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What’s on your tech wish list this season?

 

Top Tech Gifts from HP this Year!

This is a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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HP is one of my favorite Tech brands. I am typing on a HP laptop right now, while listening to music from my HP bluetooth speaker, and I just finished printing my holiday lists on an HP printer. I know this brand and I love this brand. So I want to share with you some of my favorite products that will make perfect holiday gifts this year!

HP 15 Notebook
The HP 15 Notebook comes with Windows 10 Home, 2TB hard drive, high-definition display, AMD Radeon R5 graphics, HP TrueVision HD Camera, DTS Studio sound and much more. Best of all, HP has partnered with QVC to offer two exclusive colors; minty green and soft lilac, and will feature this laptop at the lowest price of the season on Saturday, November 26th. Buy it!

HP Sprocket
HP recently launched their newest, incredibly fun 2×3” smartphone printer. Main functions of the Sprocket portable photo printer: 2×3 photo printing on sticky-backed paper, mobile printing – take it anywhere, social media printing – print photos from your social media profiles, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, and more. Buy it!

HP Roar Mini Wireless Speaker
Sleek design, color, and sound, the HP Roar Mini Wireless Speaker is the perfect size with exceptional sound! Streaming music is easy with this compact speaker. Buy it!

HP DeskJet 3755 All-in-One Printer
Compact and wireless! This printer is designed to fit your space and life and save you up to 50% on ink. When we moved into an apartment over the summer this was a lifesaver. It was small, white, and did everything! Buy it!

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Reason why the Nabi ELEV-8 should be on your Christmas List!

Product sample was submitted for review, all opinions are my own.
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Nabi has been a popular brand for several years now and I have always been curious about their products when I would see them on display at stores.  The bright red soft cover seems to just grab your attention no matter how old you are.
However, I always seemed to group android based tablets into two categories.  One being the kind that only allows you to download those $15 a piece games that require you to buy cartridges at the store to play with.  Or secondly being to difficult to use with hard to organize apps.

WELL!  Nabi sent me the Nabi ELEV-8 and within 5 minutes of opening the box, everything I thought I knew about Nabi was proven wrong.  We are now obsessed with this tablet and it is the kids go to system for screen time.
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It is jam packed with features that are perfect for kids and tweens!  With e-books, games, TV shows, drawing studio, and so much more.

Here are just 5 reasons why Nabi is Awesome!

  1.  Educational.  The Nabi ELEV-8 is equipped with the award winning Wings Learning System that offers over 300,000 questions and 16,000 lessons.  Kids have fun learning with games and video tutorials through the Wings Classroom in Math, Reading, and Writing for pre-school through 6th grade.  There is also full parent visibility so that we can check our children’s proficiency and how much time they spending on the learning section.
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  2. Full Parental Control.  Parents can set screen time limits, set time limits for particular apps, set reward game minutes for time spent on educational play, and so much more.  Nabi gives parents’ control like no other tablet I have seen.
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  3. Nabi Pass.  The Nabi Elev-8 comes with 6 months of free Nabi Pass, which gives you all of the wings courses free, instead of purchasing them individually.  It also gives you free access to countless games, movies, tv shows, apps, and e-books.  My kids are currently having fun reading all the e-books which includes titles such as Rise of the Guardians and Ice Age.  Their favorite feature is that if a book is to0 hard for them to read on their own, the Nabi can read it to them!
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  4. Fun.  What really got me about this tablet is how many great apps there are.  All the games that kids are looking for with their favorite characters are available.  TV shows such as Teen Titans Go and National Geographic, and e-books for kids ages 3 to 14.  All the games that my kids loved on the more expensive tablets are available on the Nabi, however only the Nabi gives me this much control!
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  5. Affordability and Design.  Ok that’s two but both are important to us moms.  The Nabi elev-8 retails for $149.99, that is a great price point for a full-featured tablet that offers all the games, shows, and apps that kids want with the full control that parents want.

As far as design goes, the Nabi Elev-8 is a thin and sleek tablet with front and rear cameras.  It also has a crisp and bright visual display and head phone jack which makes this a necessity when traveling with kids.
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Want to learn more about the Nabi Elev-8?
Check here!
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Some other great things from Nabi include the new Hotwheels, American Girl, and Barbie Nabi Tablets.

The Barbie 7” Tablet Powered by Nabi features dozens of Barbie apps, games, and video content, including Barbie comic strips and create your own Barbie Fashion.
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The Hot Wheels 7” Tablet Powered by Nabi comes with several Hot Wheels screens, including “Hot Wheels Labs” where kids can watch videos about the science of hot wheels cars, and, more specifically, the forces propelling the toy resistance, friction, and gravity.
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The American Girl 7” Tablet Powered by Nabi includes 70 videos, apps, and games featuring American Girl characters.
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