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Daily Goodie Box Review & Giveaway

by Katie on November 14, 2016

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I am a huge fan of trying new products, whether it be in the category of personal care, household items, or food and beverages.  The only hesitation I have when trying something new is spending the money on a product without knowing whether or not I’ll like it.

Daily Goodie Box is making it easy for consumers to try a new product before buying it – for free!  With Daily Goodie Box, you’ll receive a box full of free goodies, and all you need to do is give them your honest opinion on what you think about the products.  You’ll even receive free shipping, and no credit card is required ever!

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I recently received a Goodie Box, and I was seriously impressed by everything that was in the box including:

  • Justin’s Peanut Butter & Banana Chips Snack Pack
  • Q Drinks Ginger Beer
  • Van Holten’s Pickle Ice
  • Go Cubes Chewable Coffee
  • Beanitos Black Bean Chips
  • Cocomels Caramels
  • Natralia Anti-Itch Soothing Cream
  • SuperFood+ Nut Bar
  • Just Mayo
  • Gutsy Chews

Of all the products I received, my absolute favorite was the Cocomels Caramels.  I may have enjoyed them enough that I only begrudgingly shared them with my family!  And I was really intrigued by the chewable coffee.  While I still would prefer to sip my coffee than chew it, I definitely enjoyed the Go Cubes.

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You can sign up here to see if you qualify for a Goodie Box.  It only takes a minute, and you’ll never need to enter a credit card or pay for shipping!

Daily Goodie Box would like to offer one of my readers a FREE Goodie Box full of great products.  Want to win?  You have four ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post – have you tried out Goodie Box yet?
  2. Subscribe to Cincinnati Cents’ feed via RSS or e-mail and then leave a comment letting me know that you’ve subscribed. If you already subscribe, leave a comment letting me know that as well.
  3. Like Cincinnati Cents on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done so.
  4. Follow the Cincinnati Cents Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.

This giveaway ends at 8:00 p.m. EST on Monday, November 21st, 2016, and it’s open to all U.S. residents, ages 18 years or older.  The winner will be selected randomly, and will be notified by e-mail.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If no response is received by that time, a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: This giveaway was provided by Daily Goodie Box. All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Save 30% on Crab Pot Christmas Trees

by Katie on November 2, 2016

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Now that it’s officially November, my crew is ready to start hauling out Christmas decorations and trimming the tree.  Honestly, I had to tell our three sons two weeks ago that it was little bit too early to put up our outdoor lights and decorations!

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To make your holiday decorating a little easier this year on your time as well as your budget, my readers can save 30% off Crab Pot Christmas Trees when you enter the promotional code USFG16 at checkout.

Crab Pot Christmas Trees are remarkable, perfectly shaped trees that are pre-lit, fold flat for storage, sparkle from EVERY angle and are easily set up. What makes these holiday trees so unique and the MUST HAVE of the season for home decor?

Crab Pot Christmas Trees are made from the very durable PVC Coated Crab Pot Wire which withstands all that Mother Nature throws at it. Want to see these fold flat Crab Pot Christmas Trees? Check out the fold flat trees in this video, because seeing is believing and this is how you can make the season sparkle with ease.

Easy to assemble, durable, and you can save 30%……this is an simple way to add some sparkle and cheer to your family’s holiday season!

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Crab Pot Christmas Trees and US Family Guide.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Our Family’s Visit to Wendel Farms

by Katie on October 26, 2016

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Fall is in their air….leaves are crunchy, nights are chilly, and pumpkins are everywhere, making it the perfect time to enjoy a corn maze!  Of course, there are corn mazes all around town with a variety of different maps and mazes, but our family is fiercely loyal to our all-time favorite….none other than Wendel Farms!

Located on State Line Road in Brookville, Indiana, Wendel Farms is more than just your average corn maze.  The maze is situated on a six and a half acre corn field.  As you travel through the corn maze, you’re invited to play the farm game by searching for farm fact signs throughout the pathways.  If you answer the questions correctly, you’ll be eligible to enter a drawing for free movie tickets.

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While the corn maze opens at noon on Saturdays and Sundays for those who wish to navigate the maze by daylight, it also remains open until 10 p.m. each Saturday through October 31st.  Of course, it might seem a little unusual to go through a corn maze in the dark, but it adds a whole new dimension to your ordinary maze!

Lit by only the moon and the stars (which are an amazing sight in and of themselves when you’re in the middle of a corn field!), we picked our way through rows of corn stalks, searching for clues and the ultimate prize….the exit!  Now to be honest, we only found four of the clues, although we found clue number one at least 82 times!  And I’d love to say that we found the primary exit of the corn maze, but in our defense, they put the shortcut exits on the sides of the maze for a reason, right?!

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In addition to the corn maze, visitors can also enjoy a variety of other attractions with the price of admission.  Little ones can explore the straw maze which is the perfect size for younger children who might be intimidated by a larger maze, or go on a hayride to the pumpkin patch.  There’s even a farming area where little ones can explore the basics of being of farmer.

And you won’t want to miss the petting farm!  You’ll have the opportunity to visit and pet goats, sheep, alpacas, llama, donkeys, ponies, a horse, cows, bunnies, and more.

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Of course, second to only the corn maze is the play area.  Now let me assure you…..this is not your ordinary play area.  In addition to a combine play set with corrugated pipes for slides, you’ll also find tumbling tubes, and….wait for it…..adult-sized tricycles!  I’m not gonna lie….those tricycles brought me a ridiculous amount of joy!

Admission to Wendel Farms is $8 for adults, $7 for children ages 3-12, and free for children ages 2 and under.  You can find directions and more information regarding Wendel Farms here.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Wendel Farms.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Organic Hummus from Hope Foods

by Katie on October 13, 2016

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I’m always on the lookout for healthy snack options for our family.  I try to keep plenty of fresh foods on hand, especially fruits and veggies.  While I really enjoy plain veggies, I absolutely love pairing them with hummus.

Hope Foods has ten different organic hummus flavors that are as unique as they are delicious:

  • Spicy Avocado Hummus
  • Original Recipe Hummus
  • Thai Coconut Curry Hummus
  • Kale Pesto Hummus
  • Lemon Peppercorn Hummus
  • Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus
  • Sriracha Hummus
  • Red Pepper Hummus
  • Dark Chocolate Hummus
  • Dark Chocolate Coconut Hummus

All of Hope Foods’ Hummus varieties are organic, dairy free, and vegan approved.  Here in Cincinnati, you can find Hope Foods products at a variety of retailers including Costco, Fresh Thyme, Whole Foods, and the Fresh Market.  Want to shop online?  You can even find Hope Foods Hummus on Amazon!

Disclaimer: This review was sponsored by Hope Foods.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Enter to Win 2 Tickets to Lantern Fest

by Katie on October 5, 2016

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It’s Lantern Fest time again!  Unless you’ve experienced Lantern Fest for yourself, it’s hard to describe the event in words.  To see thousands of lit lanterns, dedicated to family members and friends floating across the night sky….it’s simply breathtaking!

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This year’s Lantern Fest will be held at the Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, October 15th.  The gates will open at 2 p.m, and families and friends can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, familiar princesses, face painting, s’mores, balloon artists, and more.

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You’ll want to be sure to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on, a jacket in case the evening gets chilly, snacks for the evening (and why not hot dogs to roast on the fire pit?!), your dancing shoes, and money in case you want to buy a snack or a drink.  Please note, no glass containers, hard-sided coolers, or outside alcoholic beverages are permitted.

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Be sure to arrive early enough to park (it’s a $5 fee), check-in, and find a spot to enjoy the Lantern Fest with your family members and friends.  The best part begins when the sun goes down…..when thousands of glowing lanterns will be released!  This will be an unforgettable event as thousands of people come together to light up the sky.

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Tickets are currently priced at $35 each for adults and $7 for kids ages 4-12 (kids 3 and under are free!).  However, my readers can save an additional 10% off your ticket purchase when you enter the promotional code LFcincicents at checkout.

So, on to the giveaway!  One lucky reader will receive two FREE tickets to Lantern Fest!  You have six ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this post – has your family ever attended Lantern Fest?
  2. Subscribe to Cincinnati Cents’ feed via RSS or e-mail and then leave a comment letting me know that you’ve subscribed. If you already subscribe, leave a comment letting me know that as well.
  3. Like Cincinnati Cents on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done so.
  4. Follow Cincinnati Cents on Pinterest.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  5. Follow the Cincinnati Cents Twitter page and retweet this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.
  6. Like Lantern Fest on Facebook – let them know that Cincinnati Cents sent you!  Leave a separate comment letting me know that you’ve done this.

This giveaway ends at 8:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 13th, and it’s open to all U.S. residents, ages 18 years or older.  The winner will be selected randomly, and will be notified by e-mail.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond.  If no response is received by that time, a new winner will be chosen.

Disclaimer: This giveaway was provided by Lantern Fest.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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Super Wubble Bubble Ball Review & Giveaway

by Katie on September 22, 2016

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It’s a ball….it’s a bubble….it’s Super Wubble Bubble Ball!  Now four times stronger and more tear-resistant than the original Wubble Bubble Ball, the Super Wubble is made with a new super stretchy material called Xpandium.

There are endless possibilities with the Wubble Ball.  Kids can bounce it, throw it, kick it, smoosh it, smash it, and even sit on it!  In fact, you can check out the super fun YouTube series, Super Wubble vs. The World where NSI International, the creators of Super Wubble test a variety objects that can be dropped on the bubble ball….from the top of a building nonetheless!

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So, if you’re like me, you may be thinking that they drop fairly harmless objects on the Wubbble Ball.  Things like kids’ toys, plastic containers, books, and maybe outdoor toys.  Not the case…..try a pineapple,  a bowling ball, a toilet, and a shopping cart!  Talk about durable!  In a household that includes three teenage boys, durability ranks ridiculously high for me!

Of course, no object is indestructible.  If the Wubble Ball comes into contact with very sharp objects like broken glass, tacks, or tree branches, it certainly can pop.  It’s also not recommended to use the Wubble Ball on rougher surfaces like concrete or gravel.

That being said, as long as you use your Wubble Ball according to the package directions, it’s covered for life!  You’ll need to pay a $6.99 handling cost to mail the ball back in to NSI International, but in return, they’ll send you a brand new Wubble Ball.  That’s a pretty sweet warranty if you ask me!

The Wubble Ball comes complete with a battery-operated air pump that can inflate the ball in just two minutes to a height of three feet tall!  When you’re finished playing, the Wubble Ball can be deflated with the included tool and tossed in a drawer until the next play time.

In between uses, you can wash the Wubble Ball to keep it clean.  It’s recommended that you only use a small dot of regular liquid hand soap and water, not dish washing liquid as it can damage the chemical structure of the Wubble Ball.  Additionally, the ball should not be left in the sun for a prolonged period of time as extended exposure can damage the ball.

One lucky reader will win their very own Wubble Ball!  You can enter the giveaway below…..

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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Super Wubble Ball and NSI International.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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3D Coin Art Review & Giveaway

by Katie on September 13, 2016

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Let’s talk spare change.  If your family is anything like ours, those nickels, dimes, and pennies end up in the sofa, on the floor of our van, and randomly thrown in the bottom of my purse where I can never actually find them when I need them.

However, being the saver that I am, I still want the spare change to count for something.  That’s why I love the concept behind 3D Coin Art by the New York City-based company, NSI International Inc.

3D Coin Art allows you to create an amazing 3D model using nothing more than spare change!  Each 3D puzzle comes complete with easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams, a coin tray and lid, coin counters, a stand, and brackets.

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The 3D Coin Art sets are easy to put together with very clear directions.  Certain types of coins fit in specific slots, but the instructions walk you through where to place each coin – including a color-coded chart (I have to think that a mom who was tired of looking at crummy directions helped with this amazing set of instructions!).

You’ll need $50 worth of quarters, dimes, and nickels in order to complete the 3D Coin Art Empire State Building.  Once completed, it stands 16 inches tall and 9 inches wide, and is a pretty cool way to display your coins.  It even includes a decorative sticker with fun facts about the Empire State Building.

There’s also an American Flag model available from 3D Coin Art which holds $25 worth of pennies, nickels, and dimes.  At it’s completion, the model is 17 inches long and nearly 15 inches wide.

And now on to the giveaway….one lucky reader will win a 3D Coin Art American Flag Model.

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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by 3D Coin Art.  All opinions expressed on Cincinnati Cents are (as always!) mine.

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