Sunday, August 12, 2012

AstroBrights for back to school!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Astrobrights Papers by Neenah Paper for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Back to school time is right around the corner. How will you organize and get ready for back to school this year? Any projects AstroBrights can help you with? They've got a few ideas, but I'm sure you have even more! I want to let you in on a little secret! AstroBrights Papers come in 23 different colors, so your bright ideas will always get attention-and, they are perfect for home, school or office projects. Do you want to stand out above the rest? Why not choose lively AstroBrights Papers for your next brochure, invitation, flyer or project? AstroBrights Paper is about being creative and getting noticed. They provide a bold array of colors because they believe ideas are important, thoughts aren't shy they aren't afraid to stand out above the crowd.

Support your local elementary school by entering the "Give a Brighter Year" sweepstakes. You can win a cash prize and school supplies valued at $30,000 for the school of your choice. How cool is that?

AstroBright wants you to participate in their family friendly "Make something AstroBright" design challenge and unleash your inner creativity for a chance to win AstroBrights Paper and other prizes! Visit Astrobrights on Facebook to learn more about the "Make something AstroBright" contest. Share your projects by taking pictures or shooting videos.  AstroBrights also encourages everyone to get inspired by engaging with them on their Facebook page, Pinterest, Twitter and other social media channels. Please be sure to use the hashtag #goastrobrights.

Wherever your creativity leads you, be sure to use AstroBrights Papers. You'll be so happy you did!

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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Back to school - BOGO 1/2 off at Famous Footwear

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Famous Footwear for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


I always remember back to school as an exciting time. I got to go shopping for new clothes and shoes. When you are younger (well, all the time really), fashion really matters. You want to look your best for all the new friends you are going to meet as well as impress your old friends. Famous Footwear offers great brands at a great price. They have hundreds of brand name shoes and thousands of styles to choose from.

All of their stores are easy to shop in. You can get in and out quickly because the stores are not overwhelming and flow well. Famous Footwear understands that their customers have a busy schedule and they want you to be able to get in and out quickly. Where else can you shop, try on and purchase three pairs of shoes in less than twenty minutes? That's a VICTORY!

You can find the coolest styles your kids want at prices that won't break your wallet. That's also a VICTORY!

To celebrate your VICTORY, Famous Footwear is offering 15% off (20% off if you are a rewards member or you can sign up to become a rewards member) plus BOGO (buy one get one half off).

If the shoe you want is not available in the store, they will get it for you through home delivery or you can shop at and have them delivered to the store. The possibilities are endless.

If you join their FREE rewards program, here's what you get:

  • Earn 1 point for every dollar you spend in store or online
  • Accumulate points to earn certificates up to $100 per year
  • Discount offer just for signing up
  • Other special discounts and perks

Please be sure to print out the coupon below and redeem in store between 8/2-8/18. How would this coupon help make your back to school shopping easier? I encourage all readers to comment.

BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon

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Friday, July 6, 2012

Did you hear about the Kia Rio Scavenger Hunt?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kia Rio for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I encourage everyone to watch the Youtube video above to get a better idea about Kia Rio's scavenger hunt and feel free to leave comments.

They say the joy of an adventure is not the destination itself, but the journey that leads you to it. But what if both were equally exciting? Imagine for a moment you are on a scavenger hunt in L.A. with your best friend, hitting some of the most famous landmarks looking for clues. You set out on your adventure in a sleek, high tech user friendly vehichle. What's your prize? The chance to meet a famous Hollywood celebrity!
Kia has sent two pairs of best friends on the zip and dash to Los Angeles geocache challenge in the 2012 Kia Rio 5-door. The teams utilize the car's awesome features to make their way through L.A. in search of Christina Milian. From the latest Bluetooth system to its innovative USB input jack, these duos are starstruck by more than Christina herself.

The five locations the contestants visit are:

-The Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round - A historic landmark in L.A. that has been running since 1937 is a place where Walt Disney brought his children before building Disneyland.
-Amoeba Records - One of the most popular historic music stores in Los Angeles. Visitors can find rare vinyl, CDs, tapes and music memorabilia and even catch a live show. The clue in Amoeba was to find a hidden Christina Milian CD.
-Rodeo Drive - One of the most expensive and swanky shopping destinations in Beverly Hills. The clue on Rodeo drive was to count the number of palm trees from one street to another.
-Pink's Hot Dogs - An L.A. favorite serving hot dogs named after Hollywood celebrities.
-The Roosevelt Hotel - Smack dab in the middle of Hollywood Blvd. and home to both history and the best parties in L.A.. This is where they finally had the opportunity to meet Christina Milian.

I personally think this scavenger hunt is pretty darn cool. I can't think of a better way to see all of these historical Los Angeles landmarks and you get to drive around in a new car full of super cool gadgets.

Click here to explore the Kia Rio Explorer Page. All new Kia Rio's are equipped with UVO Technology. According to Kia's website, Kia Rio's start at $13,600. Kia's have a 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. The Rio's come standard with 15" wheels, mesh radiator grills, heated mirrors, 2 lens reflector headlights, dual exhaust tips, chrome bumper air intake and Sirius XM radio system just to name a few things.

I would definitely take a challenge throughout L.A.. I don't particularly have a famous superstar I would like to meet, as I'm not starstruck, but I still think it would be fun! If I could Zip and Dash, I would probably want to do it in Chicago! What do you think?
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