Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Play for the Chance to Win $3500 (and free Southern Recipe Pork Rinds)!

Disclosure: I received the product samples pictured to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Pass the Pork Rinds! 
Play for the Chance to Win $3500 & Free Pork Rinds
Contest Ends 2/2 just before noon (11:50 a.m.)

This year, leading up to the Super Bowl, which is right around the corner!!!, Southern Recipe, Rudolph's, Pepe's, and Lee's snacks are doing something great! They are donating to Pass the Pigskin, an organization being supported by Ickey Woods and Coach Ditka, every single time someone makes a snack purchase.

Every purchase of Southern Recipe, Rudolph's, Peep's, and Lee's snacks
will generate a donation to Gridiron Greats.

Southern Recipe is one of the participating brands.
Look at some of the flavor choices they've got for the Pork Rinds!

We've got our Southern Recipe Pork Rinds on hand, and above you can see a sampling of some of the flavor varieties that are offered. Check out the website to learn more about this delicious snack line. You'll find more than just Pork Rinds...but for my husband and kids, Pork Rinds is as much as they need to know (they love those things!).

In addition to the donations for snack purchases, football Hall-of-Famer Coach Ditka and former football player Ickey Woods (of the famed Ickey Shuffle!) are working hard to help promote and find ways to generate donations to The Gridiron Greats.


The Gridiron Greats is an organization that helps former football players gain solid footing when the need it. Over 1,000 players and their families have already been helped, and they are hoping to help many more. In fact, Coach Ditka has said if donations get to $100,000, he will Prancercize at the 2015 football draft in Chicago. Ha! That alone is worth making a donation in my book... but the goal behind the idea is worth even more!  You can learn more about the initiative, and donate if you'd like, here: http://gridirongreats.org/index.php/home

Click on the picture above when you get to
the website, to play the game!

There is also a contest going on, and if you want in on this one, you'd better hurry, entries are only being accepted until just before noon (11:59 a.m.) on 2/2. One lucky winner is going to receive $3500 and free pork rinds...just for playing the game! Share to gain extra entries, and help draw attention to this very worthy cause!

You can visit the website here, to play the game and enter for your chance to win the prize...but hurry, it's ending soon!

Every little bit helps, so don't forget to pick up your pork rinds 
(or other qualifying snack) for the big day (Super Bowl XLIX)! 


Be sure to visit Rudolph foods. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Wordless Wednesday: Charge It!

I'm cleaning up my pictures on the computer, and came across this one.
On the way in to the movies...we saw an electric car charging station.

On the way out, we saw a car actually utilizing it. Cool, right?
My first time ever seeing a station in a parking lot.
Do you have them where you live?

What Type of Flooring Should I Get? DirectBuy Can Help

I'm ready for new flooring in our main corridor and dining room, both of which currently have carpet. I would love to switch to something easier to clean as both get a lot of foot traffic coming in directly from the outside. There is a spot right at the front door where people can take off their shoes before they come in, but well, you know how that sometimes goes. It's been 7-yrs since we put that carpet in, and although professional cleaning revives it somewhat, it's still time for it to go. Our dilemma? Deciding what kind of flooring will be most appropriate in those places, in terms of both durability and visual appeal. That's where DirectBuy comes in.

With a wide array of flooring available for purchase, DirectBuy understands that deciding which kind of flooring to buy can sometimes be overwhelming. As such, they've put together a handy dandy infograph for you, to help make things a little easier.

Learn more about DirectBuy by visiting their website. Be sure too, to check them out on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Presented by DirectBuy.com

Winner Announcement




Congratulations to Brandy whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the PureCostumes masquerade mask giveaway.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

300 winners get a free bottle of #PurexPowerShot with a new Flip-Dose Cap! 3 additional winners get one here!

Disclosure: I received a sample product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


3 Grand Prize Winners are going to get a Whirlpool Washer & Dryer
300 entrants will get a free bottle of the new Purex PowerShot Detergent
Enter Here

Purex has a Sweepstakes going on right now, & they want you to enter! 

Three grand prize winners getting a Whirlpool Washer & Dryer Set.

300 winners will get a free bottle of the NEW Purex PowerShot Detergent.

Everyone who enters will receive a $1 off coupon in their e-mail.

Enter the Purex Giveaway HERE!


Purex also has a giveaway for three lucky Mail4Rosey readers. Each winner will get a coupon for one free bottle of Purex PowerShot Detergent. That giveaway will be on the Rafflecopter form below.

Brilliant white seal to prevent leaking during shipping. ;)

Look what we got in the mail, hurrah! I was happy to get it too because I love the new cap. If there's one thing I hate, it's laundry detergent drips on the bottle. It's gross, and if you don't see it/catch it right away it's hard to get off. It's unsightly, wasteful, annoying....and common! In fact, I'd say laundry detergent drips on the bottle more than half of the time when I use it.  No more! Thanks to the New Purex PowerShot Laundry Detergent, drips are a thing of my past.

AND the Purex PowerShot cleans the clothes well, even with our well water. That's no small thing. Even with a great water softener, which we have, our well water can leave clothes dingy if we don't use the right detergent.

Brilliant New No-Guess Cap!

The new flip.dose.done cap is very easy to use. Simply open the cap, flip the bottle upside down and deliver one super concentrated dose of detergent. Flip the bottle back upright and you're done. The PowerShot automatically refills and is ready for the next dose.


Please note it is super concentrated, so the dose measured might seem small to you, and that's okay. It's going to work, it worked great for me! The small amount used simply means more great product for the price.

And...brilliant Purex Giveaway :)
3 winners. Each one will get a coupon to try the new #Purex

The Purex PowerShot comes in two popular fragrances, Mountain Breeze and Natural Elements. I tried the Mountain Breeze. It smells gooood. A really natural, clean smell that is oh so pleasant to use. It's not a heavy smell (I don't like heavy scents), but rather a refreshing one that I enjoy.

You can learn more about Purex by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram.

US entrants only for the coupon giveaway.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Rogers Family Gourmet Coffee #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received samples to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Rogers Family Company is giving one lucky reader these four bags of coffee!

What's a good way to start a Monday morning? With a coffee review that gives you the chance to enter to win four bags of your own! Thanks to Rogers Family Gourmet Coffee, that's how Monday is starting over here today. :)


If you visit the Rogers Family Gourmet Coffee website, you're going to find a great number of items related to coffee and tea (including single-serve cups, accessories, gift baskets, tips to keep your coffee fresh, etc.). You're also going to find a huge selection of coffee that you can get in a variety of ways. Seriously, the options are amazing...type, flavor, roast...you can even select the type of ground you'd like for your coffee purchase. My husband likes to get the beans, I like to get the traditional automatic drip grind.

Did I mention they have a large variety of flavors and roasts? We've got four of them, and now I have the same four to give to one of you! Each of these are in 12 oz. bags, with an automatic drip grind.


When it comes to coffee, I dabble in flavors but I can take them or leave them... with one exception: Amaretto. Amaretto coffee is my weakness. I don't drink it often because I like it to be a treat, but when I do drink it... oh my! :)  The Amaretto Coffee we received from Rogers is the Fairwinds Coffee brand. It is a rich, full-bodied coffee, with zero aftertaste (which you do sometimes get with Amaretto). I love no aftertaste!  Fairwinds roasts their top-quality, hand-picked Arabica beans by hand, in small batches allowing for a darker, more flavorful blend. They package the coffee still warm, right out of the roaster, in vacuum sealed bags. The front of the bag has a one-way valve on the front to allow gasses to get out, and prevent air from getting in.


When it comes to traditional coffee, I like a medium roast. The San Francisco Bay Fog Chaser coffee is a blend of Central and South American coffees, all choice, hand-grown and hand-picked. It is also bagged warm, just out of the roaster. As much as I would love to open this bag up and taste it, I've decided instead to send it to my oldest son in D.C. He's up at 4 a.m. every morning, to head on out to work...coffee is a must-have for him in the morning, and he enjoys it. so I thought I'd send him this as a treat.



My husband likes most any kind of coffee, including the dessert flavors. When I asked him to pick out two flavors for the review/giveaway he went right to the Black Mountain Gold Swiss Chocolate Almond Premium Gourmet Coffee. This is a velvety Swiss chocolate from the Alps with fresh slivered almonds. If you like chocolate coffee, chances are very high you're going to like this blend. I brewed this one up this morning for hubby to take to work with him, he called and said he likes it! I'm not surprised, but... still good to know. I took a taste this morning, you can definitely taste the flavors, but not to the point that it's overwhelming, and again, no aftertaste (important to me with flavors).


While my husband will drink most any roast happily, it is the dark roasts that he loves the most. Over the weekend we tried the Cafe Jerusalem Kosher Coffee from Lion Gate (that my was my husband's second choice for the review). This is a smoky, rich, full-bodied cup that is also certified by the Star-K Kosher Certification. This was a coffee he really liked. I appreciated the flavor, it really is good. Dark roasts always taste stronger to me and this was no exception.

If you're looking to find a coffee company online that will deliver delicious options right to your door, take a look at the Roger's Family Coffee Company. In addition to the wonderful selections you'll find, it is definitely worth noting that the company cares about the carbon footprint they're leaving on the environment. In fact, the coffee they personally grow is done so on biodiverse shade coffee farms, which makes them a carbon negative company, and this case, negative is really, really good! They also are very involved in community aid, ensuring the farmers they work with around the world are paid well above the norm. They invest in the communities in way too many areas to list, and if you're interested in that, I encourage you to take a look here.

I could get wrapped up in all of the great that goes along with the Roger's Family Coffee Company, but for the sake of time, I'll get back to the giveaway.  One lucky winner is going to win one each of the four bags mentioned above. US entrants only.

You can learn more about the Rogers Family Company by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, G+, YouTube, Pinterest, and/or Instagram. You can also sign up for their newsletter and follow along on their blog.
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Friday, January 23, 2015

Support a Business Venture/Adventure (with ZumZum Balance Bike #Giveaway)

Disclosure: Mail4Rosey did not receive compensation to help promote this giveaway and is not responsible for prize delivery.

I'm telling you... if you're interested in seeing a great review on a really cool sounding bike, head on over to Growing Up Madison and read what she has to say. This ZumZum bike really does have so many great features and a most excellent concept behind it. She's giving one away, and you can enter over there, or over here, since she was kind enough to share the Rafflecopter code. Either way, be sure to check out her review. If you have a child the right age for the ZumZum Balance Bike, you're going to want to check this out!

The Kickstarter campaign for this ends in less than two weeks!
 You can check it out here.

ZumZum Bike has a campaign going on to try and raise funds for the business. It's an all or nothing kind of thing, meaning if they don't reach the goal, they get nothing. I have to say, they're doing pretty great...inching towards that goal, and they have 14 days left to make it! I'd love to see them cross the goal line, arms raised in victory. You can learn more about that here.

The giveaway for the bike (RV $249) is going to be short and sweet. Hurry to enter, if you want a chance to win. Ends 1/31 US/Canada/Australia/Europe entrants.