Friday, October 24, 2014

Want to Save Money on Your Prescriptions? You Can (and easily so) with LowestMed

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

When you are looking to get a prescription filled, you definitely want to get it for the best price. I know we have had the experience of getting a medication for my husband for a long time, at the same place...only to switch over to another pharmacy and find he could have been getting it for quite a bit less less the whole time. Bummer! Fortunately, there is now a better way to find the lowest prices in your area, fast (without having to put in any personal information).

First you select the name and the strength/quantity
of the required medication.
Screen Shot courtesy of  LowestMed

LowestMed is the first pharmaceutical price-finder smart phone app that offers free discount cards. It’s helping thousands of families significantly lower their prescription drug costs.

In order to find the best prices on prescriptions, LowestMed has created relationships with the nation’s leading supermarkets and pharmacy chains. Brad Bangerter, CEO and creator of the LowestMed app developed the program to address the rising costs of healthcare.

You can see that the savings (in the example provided above)
is right around $13. That kind of savings is a big deal!
Screen Shot courtesy of  LowestMed

LowestMed is the first free mobile app in the industry to provide consumers with the ability to view and compare prescription drug prices. The app compares prescription prices through leading supermarket and pharmacy chains in the consumer’s neighborhood. It’s available on iPhone, Android and Windows phone devices.

Easy to use, simply type in prescription
name, and your zip code.
Screen Shot courtesy of  LowestMed
Here is a map shot you can easily access on the app.
Screen Shot courtesy of  LowestMed

It offers free and confidential pharmacy savings in the palm of your hand, and never asks for personal information—having an optional location setting, which it uses only to find pharmacies in the area. You can also choose not to have the automatic location setting on, and simply enter a zip code to locate a find pharmacy.

LowestMed is useful to everyone, because not all prescriptions are on the formulary list. With healthcare changing, employees now have an option to enroll in a Health Care Savings Plan, which means the employee pays full price for all healthcare expenses until they reach a deductible. 

The word affordable can cause confusion when dealing with the Affordable Care Act. This term gives patients a false impression that healthcare is either free or inexpensive. In reality, “affordable” pertains to the premiums for healthcare and the subsidies some receive to help pay the premiums. The actual cost of healthcare is still high and many drugs can be very expensive.

Did You Know?

After surveying 98 people, LowestMed found 34 percent of those individuals skipped taking medications because their prescription costs too much. That same survey indicated 24 percent of individuals questioned had a prescription not on the formulary list, and 94 percent have had someone in their immediate family need a pharmaceutical drug. To help consumers afford medications, LowestMed provides free tools for consumers to find the best price on medications.

The LowestMed app is as simple as typing the prescription into your smartphone. For more information about the benefits of LowestMed and directions to use the app, visit www.lowestmed.com/free.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pure Costumes: There's Still Time to Order & Get Your Costume!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post.

 

Just a reminder, there's still time to get your costume in time for trick-or-treating! Pure Costumes offers a great variety of costumes for everyone in the house.


They have cute costumes for kids,


Costumes for adults (that one pictured never fails to make me laugh!! Oh how I loved John Travolta back in the day). ;)


Costumes for couples,


Plus-Sized Costumes,

And even costumes for your four-legged family members too. :)


Head on over to PureCostumes.com to get your costume sent to you. 
Same day shipping on orders placed before 3 PM (EST).

You can learn more by visiting their website. You can also follow along on Facebook, G+, and/or Twitter.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ideals Books are well...Ideal :)

Disclosure: We received three books to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

I know the word play in the title is a bit corny, but it's also 100% true: Ideals Books really is an ideal place to find great books. They've got a great selection of children's titles to choose from, and since our local bookstore closed a few years back (*gasp*), we now opt to do most of our book shopping online. Ideals never disappoints with their number, or quality of selections.

I chose all board books, but with over 400 selections in stock,
you can get whatever kind of book that you like!

To help you see what kinds of books are available at Ideals, I went with Christmas (though they have every holiday covered), and Grandma themes (because I've got a new book lover in the family to buy for now too).

The inside of this sturdy board book is colorful and true to the story
we all know and love!

For Christmas we celebrate the religious meaning of the holiday first and foremost, but we also enjoy the secular. To help celebrate both, I opted for a book theme from each.  Frosty the Snowman is one of our favorite stories, and the bright, colorful board book I selected was a huge hit. There's just something cheery and happy about that snowman, and I'm happy to have this version of the book in our library. This book was written by Jack Rollins & Steve Nelson, and the lyrics are simply the words to the old Gene Autry classic we all know and love. I dare you to try and read this book without singing... we tried, multiple times, and could not. ;)

This book features lyrics from the Christmas song,
"O Little Town of Bethlehem."
It has a music button that plays the same (melody only) in the upper right-hand corner.

The second selection I chose was O Little Town of Bethlehem. This is also a board book, and in the upper right-hand corner it has a button that when pushed plays the melody of the song of the same name. It tells the story of Jesus' birth, and does so with soft colors & gentle drawings for the pictures (illustrated by Nathalie Beauvois). I think this might well be the last year my youngest enjoys push-the-button music books, so I was happy to add this one to our collection. Pushing that little button gives him a little happy dance, and the story is a great way to reiterate to him why we actually do celebrate Christmas each year. As an added Fun Fact: "O Little Town of Bethlehem," (the song) was written in 1868!

Such soft, pretty pictures
for my sweet, soft, and very pretty baby grand (grandchild).

The third book I chose was Grandma Loves You by P.K. Hallinan. This little board book is for my sweet baby granddaughter who loves to have her mummy and daddy read to her. It's nice and sturdy too, for when she wants to do a little 'reading' on her own. ;) Katherine Kirkland is the illustrator and her drawings depict everyday things grandma's love to see the little ones do (there is a 'grandpa' version as well). At the end it has a tender moment shared by grandma and granddaughter.  The front of this book has a heart insert that allows you to slip a photo of your own choosing into the cover, and that's exactly what I plan to do. This will be either a Christmas gift, or just an 'I love you' gift from me to the little one.

Ideals Books is just a wonderful website to visit, and a great place to buy children's books...both old favorites and new titles too. They also offer very reasonable prices, and shipping is free on orders $25 or more.

Ideals Books

Ideals Books publishes 20 to 25 new children's titles each year, primarily for 2 to 8-yr.-olds. The company actually started out in the 1940's as a magazine of the same name (Ideals), which you may have heard of because it is still in existence today. In the '60's, they expanded to the publishing of children's books as well. The books, and the magazine, were centered around family, home, holidays, and God.

There are over 400 titles to choose from at Ideals, and though the three books I selected are all  board books, you can find most any format you prefer. Ideals publishes picture books, activity books, board books, and novelty and sound books covering a wide array of topics.

You can learn more about Ideals by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Pinterest.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

$150 BuyDig.com Gift Card Giveaway!

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My mom needs a new TV. She says hers is running purple every now and again, and I'm thinking that can't be good. I'm hoping it holds out for her until Christmas, because having a TV delivered would be the ultimate happy present for her. She's still got the big, bulky, hard-to-move old kind of TV... I'd like to really update her with something nice. I looked around BuyDig and was amazed at the prices. I intend to do some more browsing over there soon.  In the meantime, I've partnered up with some great bloggers to bring you a fantastic television giveaway from them.

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The Swiss Colony (Petits Fours Review & Giveaway!)

Disclosure: I received this item free of charge from The Swiss Colony. No monetary compensation was received or offered, nor was I under any obligation to write about this product. All opinions expressed are my honest thoughts. I am not offering any sales or taking orders for this item. I will not receive any compensation in connection with any sales of this item.

Every year the Swiss Colony book comes in the mail during the holiday season, and every year I ooh and ahh over the pretty pictures and tasty treats inside, but I never order. Quite honestly, I didn't want to order without knowing the quality of taste, and there's no way to find out the quality of taste, unless you order.  Surely you see the vicious circle. ;)

The top left corner has a sliced petit four so you can see the inside.
That one was strawberry, which was def. my fave of the lot, but they were all delicious!

Fortunately for me, my family and I recently got to try their Petits Four cakes, and I'm here to tell you, they are so mmm, mmm, good!!  I'm not going to lie, taste testing these delicious baked treats was not hard at all. Each of had a favorite flavor, mine was definitely the strawberry, but they're all tasty good.

These come boxed in a pretty gold box: Great for gift giving!

Inside each box you will find Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla, Strawberry, Lemon, Orange, and Almond flavored Petits Fours (36 total). The cakes in the one I selected, spell out "Merry Christmas," which I think makes them perfect for a holiday gift idea!! Adding to the gift factor, they come packaged in a very attractive gold box that is sealed in cellophane (ensuring they don't fall out or shift during shipping). You can order these in a single box, or you can buy the two-pack (wrapped separately so you would have two gifts to give, or one to keep and one to give away!). The two pack is sold at a discounted price (I love that perk!).

The Swiss Colony offers a huge variety of delicious baked goodies, but they also have most any other edible item you can think of as well (my husband has his eye on a meat and cheese gift pack for his dad!), and a decent selection of non-edible items that would be perfect for gift giving as well.

You can learn more about The Swiss Colony by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and/or Pinterest.

Order your FREE Swiss Colony catalog here.

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I appreciate when a company offers to donate a portion of their proceeds to a good cause. Baby's Brilliant is doing just that with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., giving 25% of all proceeds to them throughout the month of October.  Hurrah for them, for being so brilliantly (pardon the pun) involved!

The Baby's Brilliant app itself was created by Ulli Coulter, a mom of three who created exactly the kind of app for you that she wanted for her children. The free app includes three downloads, and if you want additional video and music downloads, those are just 99-cents a piece. They are available for iPhone, iPod, and iPad.


These videos are gorgeous, and very age-appropriate, and there are a ton of options too. I love that you can get some of the videos in other languages like Chinese, French, German and Spanish! I also like that you can create optional playlists so you can automatically have your child's faves playing in the order of your choice. And when play/learning time is over, Baby's Brilliant also offers 8 nightlight visual/tunes, designed to lull baby to sleep.

You can learn more by checking out one of their YouTube demo videos above, and be sure to visit them on their website. You can also follow along with their Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram social media accounts.

One lucky winner, courtesy of Baby's Brilliant, is going to take home the new iPhone 6.
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