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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.

Straight Talk GS5
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. 

Straight Talk GS7
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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Best Buy’s Holiday Shopping Event is this Saturday! #GiftingMadeEasy

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
Best Buy Shopping Event Sale
BEST BUY HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENT
Holiday Gifting Made Easy!

Holiday shopping season has began and its time to search out those amazing deals.  Best Buy is hosting their one day only shopping event on Saturday, November 5th from 1pm to 5pm.
Make sure you check it out and take advantage of the exclusive in-store deals on the biggest brands this season like Apple, Microsoft, Samsung and Sony!

As always, experts will be available to answer all of your questions and help you find the perfect holiday gift

Plus see demos for the hottest Tech Toys, the latest in Connected Home and Car!

Demos are in 400 select stores, Check here to find a store near you! Just looking for the deals and offers?  They are available in all stores!

 

Double The Oven for the Holidays!

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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The holidays are coming in the blink of an eye.  I was skimming through the TV channels today to look for a cute Halloween movie to watch with the kids and instead stumbled upon ELF!  I thought I had a few more weeks till I had to start worrying about the parties and holiday cooking, I was wrong.

I finally found a Halloween movie for the kids but instead of snuggling up for the movie, I started creating menus in me head.  Thanksgiving, friendsgiving, family Christmas parties, Christmas Eve, Christmas dinner, exc.  The holidays calls for a LOT of cooking!  And every year I battle the same problem, so many things to cook and not enough oven space.
On Thanksgiving we have a large turkey.  On Christmas we have a large ham.  Both of these call for hours of cooking time while simultaneously taking up an entire oven.  When I plan for lasagna, casseroles, baking, and more the oven space causes anxiety every time I plan on hosting.

I want to be able to have Italian cookies baking, lasagna heating up, and my turkey turning golden brown all at the same time.

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Now I can!
The new LG ProBake Oven at Best Buy has every thing a holiday hostess could want.

  • ProBake Convection™: Baking to Perfection on Every Rack, Every Time with even, professional style cooking at home.
  • Heating element on the back wall for optimal heat distribution.  
  • EasyClean® to get a spotless oven in just 10 minutes without strong chemical fumes or high heat.
  • Plus plenty of space for all your baking desires! 

Plus to make the LG ProBake Oven an even better addition to your kitchen in time for the holidays, Best Buy has some awesome savings offers for you to take advantage of:

  • The Kitchen Bundle Rebate offer is available through October 29th, where consumers receive a Visa Gift Card valued up to $400 with purchase of a 4 piece Kitchen Package.
  • You will receive 5x reward points with your Best Buy account on any ProBake Range purchase from September 28th through October 29th.  This can also be stacked with the kitchen bundle rebate mentioned above!

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Can you imagine having this beautiful oven to get all your holiday baking done in this holiday season?  No more juggling what goes in the oven next or worrying about the bottom of the cookies getting brown before the top.

What is your favorite thing to bake over the holidays?

 

 

 

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The Perfect Tech Gift for Dad’s this Father’s Day! @BestBuy @SamsungMobileUS #GearRV

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.
Father’s Day is one of the hardest holidays to shop for in my family.  My dad and husband both have everything so trying to find something they don’t have yet and will love can be a stressful.  However not this year!  Thanks to Samsung and Best Buy, I have found the prefect Father’s Day gift, the Gear VR!

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Finally Enjoying MY HDTV Without Wires! #BBYactiontec

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
When decorating and setting our electronics one of my biggest pet peeves is having wires everywhere.
I never realized this was annoying, growing up my dad always had them either hidden behind drywall or neatly zip-tied behind strip covers.  Back then I remember having the big stereos with the two speakers on each side and the thin wire connecting them in my room.  I have a vivid memory of my mother saying “why don’t you put this frame here and it’ll hide the wires”  my teenage self thought she was crazy and probably made some rude comment to get out.
Then I moved in with my now husband, a man that grew up on a farm in Brazil.  Let’s just say every time we bought a new piece of electronics our neighbors could here me horrified as my mothers voice poured out of mouth.  “Why are the wires everywhere?”, “That looks so cluttered and dirt!”, one time my pour husband not understanding the issue at all even tried to paint the wires to our surround sound speakers so “they would blend in with the wall”.

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Make the Switch to Sprint and Save 50% ~ Plus a Giveaway! 2 Phones, 2 Winners!

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
I have had so much fun being a Sprint Mom and learning about all the ins and outs of different Sprint products and plans.  Today I learned about the launch of Sprint’s new LTE Plus Network which is performing faster than both Verizon and AT&T.
To celebrate the new launch Sprint is introducing the biggest wireless offer in U.S. history!  Sprint is offering plans at 50% off the price of most Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile mobile rate plans.
New customers who switch to sprint between November 20th and January 7th 2016, will get this special 50% rate until January 2018!
When switching to Sprint you can get a new phone through Sprint Lease, iPhone forever, Installment billing or by paying full retail price.  All of these are great ways to budget out a new cell phone, however I have another great way.  Enter to win one of the cell phones below!
Giveaways!
Both Giveaways End: January 1st, 2016
Disclosure: Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central and must reside in the United States.
Enter to win a HTC One A9 from Sprint
The HTC One A9 is a beautifully sleek phone that offers the latest features from Google’s Android:
– Powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow 
– Multi-directional fingerprint scanner
– Android Pay
– New power saving capabilities to maximize battery life
-13 MP rear camera
– Optical Image Stabilization
– Expandable memory with MicroSD memory slot

Enter to win a HTC Desire 626s from Sprint Prepaid
The second phone we are giving away is the HTC Desire 626s, a great smartphone that gives you the benefits of a prepaid phone.
– 5 inch, 720p, HD touch screen display
– Android 5.1
– 8 megapixel rear facing camera
– Great value with total flexability 
– Plans available that include unlimited data, talk, and text

The New Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 laptop at Best Buy

I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card, all opinions are my own.
As I’ve told you before, Best Buy is my go to store for electronics, this includes all my computers.  As a writer and work at home mom, I spend endless hours on my laptop.  Not only do I use it for writing, blogging, and social media, my laptop is also how I am able to communicate with family living out of state and even out of the country.  I store all my kids pictures on it and pretty much run my house holds schedules, health plans, and budget from my laptop.  So needless to say, I am always excited to see a new laptop come out with more features to make it run smoother and make my life easier.

Toshiba has a new PC that I’m crushing on.  It is the Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 and it is available at Best Buy at the perfect time, with the Windows 10 launch and holiday shopping starting.
So what are the features that have me considering putting the Satellite Radius 12 on my Christmas wishlist?
1. It is the first 12.5″ convertible laptop with a 4K Ultra HD display.  I have been considering investing in a 2-in-1 laptop for some time now.  I am always second guessing myself on whether to bring my tablet or laptop places, and in the end usually decide to lug both around.  Having a 2-in-1 would simplify my life.  Plus with all the photo and video editing I do the 4K Ultra HD display sounds like another amazing feature.
2.  This laptop was also designed with color accuracy in mind.  So what is shot with the camera can be viewed with same color fidelity.  This will make editing a breeze.
3.  The Satellite Radius 12 was designed for Windows 10.  This makes it one of the first small screen PC’s that has facial authentication with Windows Hello enabled.  It also runs on Intel’s 6th generation Core processors.  This means this laptop can deliver maximum mobile performance, something content creators and multi-taskers need.
4.  It’s pretty, this probably shouldn’t be on the top of my list when investing in a laptop but I want this device I spend 8 hours a day on and carry everywhere to look pretty.  The Satellite Radius 12 is sleek and compact, with an LED back-lit keyboard.  It also features a Gorilla Glass damage resistance screen, which gives this mom peace of mind.
5. There are 5 unique viewing modes.  A 360 degree hing enable greater flexibility as the screen rotates to the right view for every occasion!

Time to stock up on Printer Ink! Buy one HP Ink, get a 2nd cartridge for 40% off!

This post is sponsored as part of a promotional program with HP and MomSelect.
I go through so much printer ink during the holidays.  Between crafts, recipes, invitations, thank you notes, and activities for the kids, my printer works in overdrive during the holiday season.

I was so excited to learn about this deal and am now stocking up on all my ink for the season!
The deal is:
Buy one Original HP Ink, get a 2nd cartridge of equal or lesser value for 40% off
The offer is available on the HP website as well as Staples, Best Buy, Office Max, and Office Depot!
Save now and be prepared for the holidays, by stocking up on your printer ink ahead of time.


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