Sep 302013
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Disclaimer: This Instagram #Octogram #Parkesdale photo challenge is a sponsored collaborative effort between the Tampa Bay Bloggers and Parkesdale Farm Market.  Other than prizes to be awarded as giveaways for the Instagram photo challenge, the Tampa Bay Bloggers did not receive any compensation for this campaign.

OctoGramChallenge Instagram

Starting on October 1, 2013 I am participating my first ever October Instagram Challenge with the Tampa Bay Bloggers.  I am really excited because I have never done anything like this before, and I am expecting to have a TON of fun!

I won’t be the only one having a good time though, everyone who participates will be entered for a chance to win a $65.90 Value Fruit Basket from Parkesdale Farm Market .  TWELVE lucky winners** entered in linky tool below will be randomly selected  on November 1, 2013.

Fruit pick for Farmers Market

To keep up with the theme inspired pictures, make sure you also follow these participating bloggers on Instagram and the hashtag #Octogram #Parkesdale.

The #Octogram Hosts – Blogs and Instagram IDs

Parkedale Farm Market – @parkesdale
Tampa Bay Bloggers – @TBbloggers
Denise of Run DMT – @Run_DMT
Scotty of Dads Who Change Diapers – @diaperdad
Life as Dad – @lifeasdad
Haley of Running with Diapers – @runningwithdiapers
Caroline of My Fascinating Life – @carolinecalcote
Tara of Everyday Ramblings of My Life – @tfunair
Jenny of Metamorfit – @metamorfit
Nanci of This Crazy Life of Mine – @auntnanci
Jina of Behold the Turtle – @behold_turtle
Stacey at Artsnark’s Artifacts – @Artsnark
Crystal of Thrifty and Frugal Living – @Latsyrc728
Beth of Making, Baking and Creating – @anasilan
Lydia of Running Wild(er) – @Wildlyd
Raffi of Running Betty – @rafdarrow
Mindy of Mindy’s Fitness Journey – @mindyartze
Carlee of Frugal and Fun Mom@frugalandfunmom
Bonnie of Not So Modern Housewife – @notsomodern
April of Pixiedust Savings – @pixiedustsavings

To join in the freaky October Instagram Challenge photo fun simply add your Instagram ID to the linky collection below.  Then each day in October, snap a photo using the suggested photo prompt for that day and upload it to Instagram with the hashtag #Octogram #Parkesdale.

**Only eligible to USA and Canada residents.

We’ll be watching for your photos on Instagram and can’t wait to see what you post!


Click on the “Links In Collection” Graphic Below To Get Started.

Sep 172013
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The following is a sponsored post on behalf of Borden Dairy. Opinions expressed are that of my own.

Borden Back to school giveaway


How does $10,000 or FREE Milk for a Year sound?  You could WIN it, all you need to do is place your entry!

Borden Dairy is giving away these exciting prizes plus more during the “Kick Start Their Dreams” Sweepstakes!

Now until Sept. 22, contestants can visit to receive one free play and a sweepstakes entry every 24 hours during the promotion. Entrants will also receive four additional grand prize drawing entries when they enter a unique code found on Borden chocolate and regular white milk half-gallon neck hangers along with the product’s UPC. The Grand prize is $10,000 plus they are also giving away Elsie the Cow swag bags, and free milk for a year coupons.

I just placed my entry, and it was really easy. I didn’t instantly win, but I am keeping my fingers crossed for the GRAND PRIZE! If won the money I definitely would have Christmas and groceries covered for a few years, and plenty to put in savings!

So what would you do if you won $10,000? 

You can’t win unless you enter, so GOOD LUCK!


Jun 042013
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of VISIT FLORIDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Florida's 500 Years of Adventure Sweepstakes

I have lived in Florida most of my life, and have been fortunate enough to visit the East and West Coast Beaches, taken multiple trips to St. Augustine and Jacksonville, and have frequented many of the amusement parks including Disney World and Busch Gardens. It just so happens, that one of our last memorable family vacations was to St. Augustine.  We stayed at the World Golf Resort and visited the Castillo De San Marcos, plus we checked out the local attractions including Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and the  Pirate Museum.

There are still many places I would like to visit in the state, however even if I am not on vacation, I still get to enjoy the great outdoors.  I am also fortunate enough to live in an area that is surrounded by many attractions that include Mote Marine, Robinson Preserve, and the Great Explorations Children’s Museum. My area is not only great for residents,  but it is a perfect destination for tourists as well. I love living in Florida!

VISIT FLORIDA shares this same enthusiasm as I do for the state, and to celebrate 500 years of being the world’s destination of choice, they are giving away trips every week in 2013 during the Florida’s 500 Years of Adventure Sweepstakes. Each week they will be giving away exciting Florida adventure packages that include a rental car, hotel accommodations, and other exciting “what to do about town” activities!

I just checked out the prizes, and I would love it if I won the KEY WEST ESCAPE. 3 nights in a hotel with a sunset cruise and breakfast at the Southern Most Beach Cafe, that sounds AWESOME!

Florida's 500 Years of Adventure Sweepstakes

Entering is easy, simply visit Florida’s 500 Years of Adventure SweepstakesI entered, and all they needed was my name, email address, and phone number. The site then directed me to enter for this week’s prize.  FYI, you can come back each week to enter again, the contest runs from now until the end of the year.

So where in Florida would you like to Vacation? You never know, it could be one of the prizes.  


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Mar 212013
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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cooper Tire for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Cooper Tire is Giving Away Gift Cards Towards Gas in the “My Every Day Road Trip” Contest! Top Winner Receive a $5000 Gift Card!

Running March 1 through March 29, 2013 fans of Cooper Tire’s Facebook page can share their not-so- everyday road trip stories by submitting video, written stories or photos.  Submissions can be for ordinary trips to the grocery store or extraordinary memories, like a newborn’s first car ride home. The top written story will win a $100 gift card to use toward gas for one week while the highest rated photo entry will receive a $500 gift card to use toward gas for one month.  

Five video finalists will each win a new set of four Cooper tires and will advance to the final phase of the competition for a chance to win a $5,000 toward gas for one year!

You can also WIN just for voting!

Cooper Tire is also offering its fans a chance to win a Road Trip Kit for voting for road trip story submissions during the Cooper Tire’s My Every Day Road Trip Contest. The kit includes items like a $100 Cooper Tire auto service voucher, a $50 gas card, $50 iTunes gift card and Cooper gear. You can start voting for your favorite stories on April 15, and can do it once per day until the voting period ends.  

Visit Cooper Tire’s Facebook Page and “LIKE” them for complete contest, voting, and sweepstakes rules and submission guidelines. 

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company specialize in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of passenger car and light truck tires and subsidiaries that specialize in medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. When people choose a Cooper tire, they’re getting more than a tire to drive on. They’re getting a tire they can depend on. To learn more about the company visit their website at

Good Luck!


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Mar 152013
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Free Coffee Creamer

I just got a coupon for a FREE Coffee Creamer!!!

Head on over to sign-up for a FREE International Delight Coffee Creamer! The 1st 75,000 will snag one!

In addition, they are also giving away a years supply, plus an iced coffee tumbler to 15 lucky winners. You can enter every day through March 31 for more chances to win!

Go Here–> International Delight Free Flavor Sweeps for more details and to sign up!

Good Luck!


Thanks for the heads up Mommy Wants Freebies!

Feb 132013
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Purex, Honey Bunches of Oats, and Outrigger Hotels and Resorts are joining forces to send One lucky winner on a tropical paradise vacation to Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach!
In addition, Five (5) 1st place winners will receive one-year’s supply of Purex Tropical Splash Detergent & Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends Cereal.

Plus, One hundred (100) 2nd place winners will receive coupons for FREE Purex Tropical Splash Detergent & Honey Bunches of Oats Tropical Blends Cereal. 

$13,000 in prizes! Go Here–> Tropical Trio Sweepstakes for more details and to enter! Promotion ends April 15, 2013.

Good Luck!


Information in this post was provided by Purex Insiders.  By sharing, I have been entered into a giveaway.

Dec 212012
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If you live in Florida, you will want to check this out!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus’143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth is Coming to Orlando’s Amway Center January 10-13, 2013!

This event, which is surely Built To Amaze!℠, features elephants, tigers, acrobats and aerialists together in one exquisite design of magnificence and precision.

Planning on visiting the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Circus at the Amway Center this year?

You can pick up a Family Value Pack for just $88.00 and this includes 4 $15 tickets, 4 small lemonades, 4 small popcorns, and 4 lollipops. Offer is valid for any performance except those on Saturday.

Tickets can be purchased at the Amway Center ticket office (Amway Center, 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801) or using code FAMDEAL. For details and Performance Schedule get full details Here, OR visit their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Giveaway Details

And, thanks to a my blogging buddies and Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, I am excited to share this giveaway with you!

Enter To WIN A Family (4) Pack Tickets to Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus! Orlando’s Amway Center! (Giveaway Ends 12/27)

To enter the Giveaway simply fill out the Rafflecopter below! Good Luck!

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Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received. However, a fellow blogger was provided tickets to see the show and to facilitate a review.

The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801

Dec 052012
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Enter to Win a $5000 Bathroom Makeover From Charmin! Plus, Forty-two (42) Daily Prizes!

To Enter, head to Vocalpoint. After logging in, follow the on-screen instructions to upload and submit either a photo of a package/container/tub of Charmin Freshmates in your bathroom OR a photo of where you would place a package/container/tub of Charmin Freshmates in your bathroom (“Entry” or “Submission”) to receive one entry into the Sweepstakes.

CLICK HERE–> DIY Bathroon Makeover Sweepstakes to get started and for complete details!

Grand prize winner gets a $5000 Visa Gift Card!

Good Luck!


FYI, received this offer from Vocalpoint!

Oct 302012
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Thanks to Purex, I was sent a bottle of Purex Plus Oxi Laundry Detergent to review here on Frugal and Fun Mom.

Purex Plus Oxi Laundry Detergent is the most powerful Purex detergent available.  It’s three stain-fighting enzymes work against over 101 different stains! This detergent is formulated to work in both high efficiency washers and traditional washing machines. Source,

Purex Plus Oxi Laundry Detergent can also be used as a pretreater. Simply pour a little Purex Plus Oxi onto the stain, rub the stained fabric together, and let it sit for five minutes before putting it into the washer. Then add Purex plus Oxi detergent into the wash like normal.


Not only did I use this on my laundry, but I also used it as a pretreater.  As a detergent, it has a nice smell called “Fresh Morning Burst” and it got the clothes clean.  As a pretreater, I used it on a stain from a diaper leaking on my baby’s bed sheets. I followed the directions above, and the stain came completely out.

For more information about Purex visit their website at or check them out at their Facebook Page at

And, right now you can Enter to Win a $1000 Grand Prize or 250 – 2nd place prizes of $25 in the Purex plus Oxi Sweepstakes!

CLICK HERE–> Enter to Win a $1000 from Purex to place your entry and for more details! Sweepstakes ends November 30, 2012.

Coupon Giveaway:

And thanks to Purex, I have been authorized to give away One FREE Product Coupon to TWO (2) lucky Frugal and Fun Mom readers.

To enter, please allow a moment for the Rafflecopter Form to load below.
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“I am a Purex Insider, Purex provided a free sample of their Purex Plus Oxi laundry detergent and product details so I could write a review. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.”

Oct 292012
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Look at all these cute Holiday Candles!

Do you get into the Holiday Spirit by decorating your home?  And if so, do certain smells remind you of the fall or winter? Well if that is the case, you will want to check out the website,

I especially think these Fall Floating Candles are beautiful looking!

Personally as soon as September ends, I start to crave fall decorations and smells.  I get down my totes of Halloween and Fall decor and break out the apple cinnamon candles. When it comes time for Christmas, I look for the evergreen and peppermint scents, and items with red and green.  I happen to have a lot of snowman decorations, so I tend to gravitate towards those items also.


These Christmas Marshmallow Snowman Candles look adorable!

Crafted Candles is the destination for Fall and Winter Holiday Decor. They have a variety of Fall Candles and Christmas Candlesand they also carry an assortment of the scented variety. I just visited a couple of their website’s pages, and found so many neat looking holiday items. Plus, many of their candles are priced under $2.00!

Check out these apple candles I found.

If you are looking exclusively for scented candles, I saw labels such as peppermint, orange, bayberry, and my all time favorite, apple. Crafted Candles also carries items like candle holders, dish towels, and a holiday apron set.  If you are looking for Holiday gifts, this might be the perfect place to start.

To learn more about Crafted Candles visit their website at .  And if you would like an exclusive 10% off discount code visit their Facebook page here: Crafted Candles on Facebook

 Giveaway Details

Crafted Candles is giving away a $100 credit to spend at Crafted Candles (can be applied to shipping as well) to (1) one lucky winner!  

Giveaway is open to US and Canada ages 18+.

To enter, please allow a moment for the Rafflecopter form to load below.


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Good Luck!


This post is sponsored by Crafted Candles and powered by Couponista Queen.  Opinions expressed are that of my own.