Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hershey’s Spread Review

I was one of the lucky people to be chosen to try Hershey's Spread from Crowdtap before it was even out in stores. However, there was a long delay in shipping, due to the holidays and weather. So I actually got it after it had already hit the shelves.

There are 3 flavors available for this spread. The flavors are Hershey's Chocolate Spread, Hershey's Chocolate with Almond, and Hershey's Chocolate with Hazelnut. I received the Chocolate Hershey's Spread. I really want to try the almonds and chocolate one too because I love chocolate and almonds. It sounds so yummy!

The first thing I did was taste it with a spoon. I know....I know but I had too. I wanted to know what it tasted like all by its self. I was not disappointed either. It tastes very chocolaty and rich. It is thick but also creamy. It spreads quite easily when using a butter knife on toast and crackers. However, it was more difficult when trying to spread it on fruit. It got a little messy too, but that's to be expected. I had to wash my hands a lot when I was trying to take pictures of the different foods I tasted with this spread. I also found it was harder to use this spread as a dip because it is so thick. So it was best for me to use a butter knife when trying to spread this, especially on moist or wet types of food, such as bananas, apples, and oranges. It is easier to spread on dry foods, such as crackers and toast with a butter knife. Either way though, it tasted good on everything I tried it on.

I really didn't think it would taste that good on crackers but I was so wrong. The saltiness of the cracker and the sweetness of Hershey's Chocolate Spread was a perfect combination. The snacks were delicious. My favorite were the fruit though. Maybe that's just because I have always loved chocolate and fruit together. I'm not sure but I thoroughly enjoyed this product with fruit.
I also put a banana slice with Hershey's spread on top of a Townhouse cracker and I loved it. I thought it was really good. Again, I was expecting to NOT like this combination but I actually did like it. I was pleasantly pleased. There are a whole bunch of different pairings that can be done with Hershey's Spread. I tried it with apples, bananas, oranges, crackers, and even carrots. I didn't have celery or I would have tried that too. I loved all these combinations, even the carrots. It was nice and crunchy with a chocolaty flavor. I think kids would really like this on some of the vegetables that they don't like to eat. If you go to http://www.hersheys.com/spreads/, you will find all kinds of ideas and recipes you can use with Hershey's Chocolate Spreads.

I did discover that I could only eat a small amount of this at one time because it is rich and chocolaty. It can feel like you've been eating too much candy, if  you over do it. What's great though, is if you want something sweet but don't want to go to the store, you can just take a spoonful of this and savor it slowly and your sweet tooth will probably be gone. It worked for me. :) You can also easily spice up your boring snacks by just adding a little bit of Hershey's spread to whatever your eating and it will make a huge difference in a delicious way. I think Hershey's Chocolate spread is a wonderful treat and is great for using with snacks.

There are still other recipes and foods that I have not had a chance to try yet, with Hershey's Spread. I can't wait to try this on more foods. I am even thinking about possible baking that I could use this spread in.

To find out more about Hershey's Spreads and find recipes go to http://www.hersheys.com/spreads/.

** I received  a free sample of this product from Crowdtap. I did NOT have to do a blog review.  I was not compensated for this review. This is my honest and personal opinion of this product.**

Have you tried Hershey's Spreads, yet? What combinations have you used?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nokia Lumia 928 Party

I had a very special and exciting opportunity from Crowdtap and Verizon. I was selected to host a Nokia Lumia 928 Party! I was shocked when I received the email stating that I was chosen to host this party. Not only that but I was 1 of only 90 people chosen for this party. I couldn't believe it. I was so elated.

What I received
  • I received one free Nokia Lumia 928 smart phone that was activated and ready to use as soon as I got it. It would stay activated for 30 days so their would be plenty of time to get used to it and have it working for the party.
  • $50 American Express Gift Card
  • JBL PowerUp Wireless Charging Speaker for Nokia
  • Ten Nokia-branded swag bags

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Purex 31 Days of Fun Sweepstakes!

GET READY Starting August 1, 2013 the Purex brand will be launching a MEGA Sweepstakes where they will be giving away fantastic prizes EVERYDAY for 31 days! **This sweepstakes is only open to fans of the Purex Facebook page, so be sure to like their page so you have a chance at winning some awesome prizes.  This is Purex 31 Days of Fun Sweepstakes! As soon as I have the link to this sweepstakes, I will update this post with that link so you can all enter the sweepstakes.

I am so excited for this sweepstakes! I am especially looking forward to the Xbox One or PS4 prize. Could you imagine being one of the first people to get one of those systems? That would be so cool. I also would love to win the, Movie Buffs package, because I am a huge fan of movies. I don't know what's all included but it's worth $600 so you know it has to be a big package. Another prize I would love is the Back To School Shopping prize. That would come in very handy about now. However, the Family Bike Set giveaway is another one that is really calling to me. I have always wanted everyone in my family to have bikes and I would love to be able to go bike riding with my son. It's so hard to choose. They are all great prizes.

I will be entering the sweepstakes every day and if you want a chance to win some awesome prizes you won't want to miss out either. **Remember you have a chance to win every day in August and ONLY for Facebook Fans.  Enter here for the Purex 31 Days of Fun Sweepstakes!

This week the prizes you could win are:

Don't forget to check out the Calendar of prizes to see what you could win! If you win something please let me know. Good luck everyone!!!

Which prizes are you hoping to win? Are you going to enter? Please comment below, I'd love to know!

Great News!! Purex Insiders is allowing me to have a Mini Sweepstakes! They will give one of my readers a $10 Amazon Gift Card! To enter this sweepstakes just complete the tasks. Good Luck Everyone! 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Infuenster's New Changes

***This was written a couple days after Influenster's update but was forgotten about until today. Some problems on their site have now been fixed. There have been other changes since the update too.***

Influenster's now have a score attached to their profiles, as well as, many other changes

I have mixed feelings about all the different changes on Influenster. I like that there is more to do on their site. However, I was a bit overwhelmed with all the changes so suddenly and all at once. I felt totally lost. I didn't understand anything and I had to really take some time out to read about all these changes on Influenster.  Now I am starting to get the hang of it. However, since this is so new and there are a ton of changes, I am discovering some technological problems. I know that Influenster is working on them but having so many changes on a website at once is inevitably going to cause some problems for members.

Technical Errors or Problems

  1. I could not fill out my demographic survey on Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. Finally after three days, I was able to complete the survey on Internet Explorer. Google Chrome still would not let me. 
  2. However, I now cannot log-on to Influenster using Internet Explorer and I have no idea why this suddenly happened. 
  3. Fortunately I can on Google Chrome but I cannot sign in with Twitter. When I try, I am given a message that says, "It looks like you have not yet connected your social media to Influenster." That is not true.
  4. There were missing brand badges that I have earned that should have been in my account.
  1. After completing my Expert and LifeStage badges, my Influenster score did not change. I was very disappointed. I kept sharing product reviews and answering questions in the different categories but still my score never changed.
  2. What do you mean sumit a beauty blog, cat blog, mom blog, wellness blog, and many others? I hope they don't mean a separate blog for each catergory. Most bloggers won't have that many different blogs. I feel those instructions need to be a lot clearer.
I am assuming they mean if you blog about beauty on your review site you would submit it under your beauty badge and if you also blogged about cat food on the same blog then it would be approriate for to also submit it under the cat badge also. However, I don't know for sure what is allowed and what is not in regards to submitting a blog since the instructions do not make that clear.
More Thoughts
Under each badge section it tells you the different tasks you can do to increase your badge score. One is to answer questions that other people have asked. You will see a picture of a light bulb, like the one below that will state, "Answer (badge) Questions" next to it. Another task you can do is to share your favorite reviews pages. That one will have a picture of a megaphone and will state, "Share Your Favorite (badge) Review Pages."


The bottom of all badge pages

I did notice that at the very bottom of ALL badge pages it tells you what each symbol means. I did not see this information anywhere else on the website. Those symbols will be put on the task picture when you have started or completed that task. I noticed that by the + sign it specifically states, "Repeat for different pages to increase your score." Now I am very eager to see my score go up. Nothing I have done has helped, yet. So I started sharing many review pages from different badges, hoping that I would see a difference in my score. Nonetheless it was fruitless. I don't have any idea if Influester is monitoring how many times someone shares something or not, at this point.

Everyday since Influester changed their website, I have managed to login someway (read technical errors above) and my score hasn't budged. What is going on? Maybe they tally up everything we've done once a month so you will have to wait a full month to see any changes. I don't know for sure because I could not find that information anywhere on their site.
Influenster's new changes remind me a lot of Bzzagent but much more confusing. BzzAgent also scores each person's profile according to what they do when they participate in a campaign. Bzzagent also gives out achievement badges as a person completes certain milestones.

If you want to join Influenster, you will now have to be invited by a fellow Influenster or request an invite from Influenster on their website. Much like how Pinterest works when you first join them. What isn't clear is, whether or not their will be a some sort of wait before you are invited or if Influenster will send out an invite right away. The details of that are not mentioned on their website. To find out more information about Influenster simply click Influenster.

I hope this information is helpful to other Influenster's who are trying to figure out this NEW Influenster. I'm sure with time Influenster will be fixing all the bugs that they seem to have right now. This is a completely new update for them so there bound to have a lot of bugs and kinks to work out before the sight starts to feel normal and functional again.

If your a member of Influenster, have you noticed any problems? I would love to hear what your problems have been on their sight. What do you like about this new Influenster?

Friday, May 31, 2013

Do You Want To Be A Purex Insider?

I am a Purex Insider and I've heard that they are accepting new applicants right now. I don't know how long this will last or if they always allow new memberships. What I do know is there are many benefits to being a Purex Insider.

Purex Insiders is for bloggers who want to blog about their products. It is completely free to join. They have a broad range of products that they've given out to bloggers. Some of their products have included Soft Scrub, Combat, Dial, Purex, Borax, Honey Bunches of Oats, Right Guard, Dry Idea, and more. There's something for everyone. You never have to accept any assignment or promotion if you don't want too.

How it works:

Purex Insiders will send you an email when they have a product for you to sign up for. If you are one of the people they choose then they will send the product to you free to test. Often the products will come with extra coupons to purchase the product absolutely FREE. This is so you can hold a drawing for your followers. However, you are not required to hold a drawing so you may do whatever you want with the FREE coupons. If the product doesn't come with extra coupons then often the company will allow you to have a drawing but they will send the product directly to your winner. You just have to report it to Purex Insiders before the deadline.

Purex Insiders has made it easy and fun to blog by offering bloggers something to review and letting us have drawings on our blogs, which are always fun. If you are not a Purex Insider and would like to join, just go to Purex Insider today. The registration form is quick and easy to fill out.

If you have, any questions about Purex Insiders just leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Are you already a Purex Insider? What do you think about the community? If you're not a Purex Insider, are you going to join?

Friday, May 10, 2013

Try the Cottonelle Clean Care Routine!

I was fortunate to be selected to join the Cottonelle Clean Care Routine Sample and Share from Crowdtap!
What I received was:

  • one 18 pack of Cottonelle toilet paper, 
  • two 4 packs of Cottonelle toilet paper
  • 3 tubs of Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes

I was so excited to be part of this Cottonelle Clean Care routine sample and share. I personally used Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes before I joined this sample and share. I already had great things to say about their wipes but now I get to share some with my friends.

Cottonelle has made some good points in their commercials too, like you wouldn't want to shower without water so why would you want to wipe with toilet paper alone. Another example is, using toilet paper without moist wipes is like washing your car without water. They have some really funny commercials I laugh everytime I watch these ads. If you haven't seen them yet, then I highly recommend you go to Cottonelle Test Your Cleaning Logic where you can see some of their ads and also learn more information about the Cottonelle Clean Care routine.

We all want to be clean after we use the restroom, especially if we went number 2. Well dry wiping with toilet paper only doesn't get us as clean as most people would like to be. However, it often isn't something most people think about. So Cottonelle is trying to raise everyone's awareness to the fact that without most wipes you are just dry wiping.

Since I've been using the Cottonelle Clean Care routine, I couldn't imagine going back to toilet paper alone. It makes sense to me now that I wasn't getting as clean as I thought I was when I used only toilet paper. I love the feeling of being completely clean and fresh right after I use the restroom with Cottonelle toilet paper and Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Wipes.  It's almost like a mini shower but for your most intimate and private parts. I have no doubt afterwards that I am completely clean.

 I highly recommend Cottonelle Clean Care routine. I will never go back to toilet paper alone.

Pictures of people I gave Cottonelle Clean Care routine to:

**All the opinions in this post are my own honest opinions and feelings. I was Not compensated for this post. Also a blog post for this product was NOT required.

Friday, April 19, 2013

New Combat Ant & Roach Killing Bait Strips Review & Giveaway

Attack the source and prevent pests from returning with NEW Combat Ant & Roach Killing Bait Strips.  These bait strips are designed to kill the colony or nest, attacking the source of your pest problem with a fast acting insecticide. Combat starts killing these pests in hours.

Now Combat Bait Strips come in a new discreet design that makes it easy to keep it out of sight and out of reach of children and pets. The bait strips are thin and have an adhesive backing so it's easy to apply them where you need them.

How The Bait Strips Work:
Combat Killing Bait Strips are easy to apply and leave no mess. The ants or roaches find the bait strips and eat the bait. The insects then carry the bait back to their colony or nest. The other insects in the nest or colony are exposed to the insecticide and the entire nest is destroyed.

To find out more information about Combat Ant & Roach Bait Strips and to find more tips on ant control or roach control, go HERE.

Combat is also having an online sweepstakes during the months of April, May, and June. You can win one of three $250 Visa gift cards or one $1000 Visa gift card. You can enter at Combat $1000 Sweepstakes. Good Luck!

My First Giveaway!
Combat is letting me hold a giveaway and I'm so excited. You can choose from either Combat Ant or Roach Killing Baits. The choice is up to you. When the giveaway ends I will let Combat know who the winner is with their name and mailing address and their choice of killing bait. I will notify the winner on May 2, 2013 by email. The winner will have 5 days to claim their prize from the day the giveaway ends.

Thank you for entering and good luck!
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**Combat brand provided me a sample of Combat Killing Bait Strips for me to review. I am not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed here are my own.