Giveway to Help with the Holiday Headaches from Excedrin Extra Strength

This post is sponsored by Excedrin Extra Strength.

The holiday season hit about one day after Halloween, companies took no haste in advertising for your holiday shopping desires. Getting a head start on grabbing your children’s attention; I want this, I want that, for every single toy commercial out there. It seems commercials are in high mode for hitting those on our holiday shopping gift list already. Excedrin Extra Strength understands that holidays can bring on headaches for many families, between the cost of holiday gift giving to the expenses incurred when traveling to see family, it’s no wonder you may be left feeling a bit down. That is why today I get to share with you some awesome news, a giveaway for a chance to win a $1o0 American Express Gift Card to alleviate some of your holiday headache.

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Just the smells of the holiday season can kick a headache into full gear, I know the candle smells and that holiday smell of the season can really get my nose going and then my head pounding. The best ways to avoid headaches during the holiday season provided by Dr. Keri Peterson, M.D. are:

  • Stick to your regular routine.  Eating, sleeping and exercising as you do the rest of the year can help reduce the chances of getting a headache/migraine. *
  • Manage your time and plan ahead. Coordinate plans and responsibilities in advance with relatives and friends, compose set menus when hosting a party and try to purchase gifts early so you’re not rushing at the last minute*
  • Stay in ventilated spaces. As you browse through the mall, watch out for those scented candles or perfume if you are sensitive to smells**
  • Eat and drink in moderation. Eat, drink, and be merry, but try not to consume sweets or alcoholic beverages in excess, as they could trigger headaches **

I do get headaches around the holiday season but it’s not due to extra stress for shopping, as I am not a huge shopper. You see, I believe in the holidays being more about cherishing the extra time with your family, making memories and enjoying each other. I don’t raise my children to think that gifts are what it’s all about, it’s not a mindset I want instilled into the children. With that being said, I do get some presents for my children and Santa delivers a bit too, it’s just not overkill is all.

What does get my head pounding during this time of year?? Those smelly holiday scents in the stores and at people’s homes. Cinnamon, apple, pumpkin spice and all of those traditional holiday scents just get my head pounding! Sure the scents smell amazing at first and in fact a bit yummy but the issue is that long term exposure to such scents just gives my head an ache. I try my best to stay away from super smelly places but it’s not easy this time of year!

Excedrin Extra Strength knows your pain and really can’t wait to help alleviate the headache with a chance to win a $100 American Express Prepaid Gift Card. Yes, it’s true, Excedrin Extra Strength cares!

With all of the stress that can come with the holidays, the makers of Excedrin® are hoping to help alleviate some! Visit Facebook.com/Excedrin between November 1, 2013 and January 1, 2014 to enter the “Take a Holiday from Headaches” sweepstakes, where you’ll be eligible for a chance to win daily prizes including gift cards to popular retailers and one lucky grand prize of $25,000 to help with shopping, travel and other holiday expenses – all of which can give anyone a headache. Official rules for “Take a Holiday from Headaches” can be read here.

Enter for Chance to win ONE $100 American Express Prepaid Gift Card

Below is your chance to enter to win.

One person will be randomly selected as a winner  of one $100 American Express Gift Card from the entries using the Rafflecopter form below.

Giveaway Starts today and ends 12am EST on November 27, 2013. Open to USA only. Winner will be announced live on site and emailed directly. Winner shall have 48 hours from announcement post and email to claim prize otherwise another random winner shall be chosen using the random generator through Rafflecopter. ** one entry per person, while you can tweet once per day, all other entries are ONE TIME per PERSON. 

Using the Rafflecopter form below is easy; use name/email to log in or Facebook for login. Rafflecopter will not use your email or access for anything other than giving me a way to contact you should you be the randomly chosen winner! Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another person will be randomly selected.

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*source Cleveland Clinic

**source Headaches.org

Staying Cool, Calm and Headache Free This Summer and a Fun Giveaway

The month is June, the time is near Summer and with that comes the wonderful school break season. The kids will all be home from school wanting Mama to keep them occupied, entertained and well fed. You know the season, one in which can be total chaos of having children who thrived on the demands school requested of them all school year into the season of a carefree Summer being home with  Mama full time. With this time of year comes headaches, not only induced by the dilemma of keeping kids occupied, on a schedule and well fed but the heat. The Summer heat can be quite exhausting in itself leaving a Mom with a headache the size of an over sized pizza pie or larger.

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Are you familiar with the Summer time headaches? I wonder if you can feel the pain about to come this Summer?

Your Summer doesn’t have to be full of headaches and juggling the children to find how to properly entertain them in a way the school system can. You can have relief and with that comes some ideas I put together to avoid headache-ville in combination with some tips from Kathy Kaehler, Fitness Expert:

  • Avoid Dehydration – Keep your skin moisturized with a lotion, I personally do this each day after shaving my legs. Keep your body up with fluids that actually work with your body to hydrate it as opposed to beverages such as caffeine, soda and alcohol.
  • Have  a Flexible Workout Routine – Daily exercise increases your happiness, seriously, it does. Those little hormones inside of your mind that work to keep your happy, are what increase when you exercise. During hot Summer months try to move your exercise routine around during the cooler parts of the day, such as in the morning.
  • Create a Poster Board with Daily Schedule – Both parents and children can thrive on having a routine set forth for the Summer. Create a simple poster board that outlines the times each day that meals and snack will be served as well as other outings so that you can avoid the Summer headaches from antsy children.
  • Avoid Light - Sunshine shining down is a great feeling, but too much of it can create a headache stemming from your eyes adjusting to such light. I prefer to wear sunglasses all year round but if you do not wear them all year round, be sure to wear sunglasses and/or a baseball cap or visor to help avoid eye contact with the sun and to keep your body cooler.
  • Sometimes Headache Medicine Is just What you Need – I can’t always avoid my headaches, especially during the summer; so when I get one, I take Excedrin® Extra Strength to help get me get back on track.

 Did you Know that ….

  • Excedrin® is a trusted brand with more than 50 years’ experience providing effective headache relief.
  • Excedrin® Extra Strength is a combination pain reliever – acetaminophen/aspirin/caffeine – that provides temporary relief of headaches.  Use only as directed.

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Want to win a prize package for the Summer that will help keep you cool and hopefully keep headaches away? If yes, Read on…

One person who uses the Rafflecopter form below will be randomly chosen as the winner for the below prize package items:

Branded gym/beach bag: With compartments for water bottles, towels and all types of gear, this versatile bag is perfect for use at the gym or on the beach. In addition, we can brand this bag with the Excedrin logo and place the other giveaway items inside – creating a complete package.

REI MulitTowel: Weighing just 1.1 ounces, this Excedrin-green multi-use towel is perfect for post-workout use on the hottest summer days. It’s extremely portable and comes with a lightweight travel case.

Halo II Pullover Headband: Designed for use during exercise in all weather conditions, these unisex adjustable headbands wick moisture and channel sweat away from the eyes and face.

Squeeze Breeze Water Misting Fan: Small, portable and will keep you cool anywhere.

Giveaway Rules/Tidbits/Info – Giveaway starts today and is open to US only.  Giveaway shall end at 12am EST on June 28, 2013. A winner shall be chosen randomly through the entrants in the Rafflecopter form below. Winner shall have 48 hours to claim prize, after being emailed & winner gets announced on site. Winner is announced live on site as well as emailed directly as soon as possible after giveaway ends. Please note; I will be moving this month (JUNE) which may cause a delay on my end announcing winners. Please bare with me.

Using the Rafflecopter form below is easy; use name/email to log in or Facebook for login. Rafflecopter will not use your email or access for anything other than giving me a way to contact you should you be the randomly chosen winner! Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another person will be randomly selected.

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This post has been sponsored by Excedrin Extra Strength, I am a Brand Ambassador for them through the remainder of 2013 and do receive compensation as well as the possibility of products for my time. Keep your eyes peeled for more fun posts each month! All opinions are that of my own.

Excedrin® Extra Strength is asking America one Question & Giveaway #spon

Content Disclosure

Excedrin® Extra Strength is asking America one question this Spring;who has the biggest headache? Rush Hour Commuters? First Time Parents? Tax Filing Citizens?

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Who do you think has the biggest headache? Maybe it’s that Mom who is working from home juggling three kids, like me right? Or that person who has to deal with a horn beeping rush hour experience in the heart of a city? Each example makes sense for that biggest headache, but we can only vote for one and Excedrin® Extra Strength is having a hard time so they wanted to reach out to America and have you vote! Through a series of humorous video vignettes, Excedrin® will bring to life 16 headache inducing situations that undoubtedly everyone can relate to.

These videos can be seen at Facebook.com/Excedrin where folks can also enter the “Who Deserves Excedrin® the Most?” sweepstakes, voting for which of the 16 situations they believe is life’s biggest headache. Facebook fans will have the opportunity to win prizes weekly through May 14th, and will be entered to win the grand prize of a trip for two to Jamaica. The grand prize winner will be announced at the beginning of June.

Did you know? About Excedrin

  • Excedrin® is a trusted brand with more than 50 years’ experience providing effective headache relief.
  • Excedrin® Extra Strength is a combination pain reliever – acetaminophen/aspirin/caffeine – that provides temporary relief of minor pains and aches due to headaches.  Use only as directed.
  • Excedrin® Extra Strength ends headaches fast.
  • Excedrin® Extra Strength is available in caplet form in the following counts: 24, 100, 200 and 300 at food, drug, mass and club stores across the U.S.

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Want a Little Something Extra?

As a way to help announce the Who Deserves the Most Excedrin Sweepstakes, Excedrin® Extra Strength has granted me permission to give away the prize package pictured above, which includes:

  Foam roller

  Anti-stress microwaveable neck pillow

  Yoga mat

Many will enter but I can only give this package away to one random person from the entrants who use the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is open to US and ends April 29, 2013. Winner will be chosen randomly through the random winner generator with Rafflecopter site. Winner will be emailed directly as well as announced live on site.

Using the Rafflecopter form below is easy; use name/email to log in or Facebook for login. Rafflecopter will not use your email or access for anything other than giving me a way to contact you should you be the randomly chosen winner! Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize or another person will be randomly selected.

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Disclosure: I am a Brand Ambassador for Excedrin Extra Strength and do receive compensation to post content for them from to time. I will be receiving the same prize package offered for the giveaway. Any and all opinions shared are that of my own.

Up&Up Toddler Applesauce Snacks to Go #spon

Up&Up  is a Target brand that offers a fun toddler snack of applesauce that I like to call “on the go snack”,why? Well because I have no problems with having my kids eat this in my car! No mess and good for the kids snack.

There are multiple options of the up&up brand food pouches, but today I am talking about the applesauce in particular. The flavors come from Applesauce Cinnamon to Plum Banana and everything in between.  The pouches come in stages from 1-4 and are a great snack for on the go sports nights or an addition to the kiddos cold lunch at school.

My six year old and ten year old have been bringing these up&up applesauce pouches to school in their cold lunch with a turkey & cheese sandwich, drink and crackers. They are so happy that Target sent these to us because apparently the applesauce cups I sent before were a “pain to open and eat at school”.

Target has allowed me to share their coupons with you all where you can save various amounts on the up&up brand selections of snacks for your little ones. I certainly will be taking advantage of these coupons because the kids are extremely happy with this up&up brand applesauce. My six year old loves all of the flavors and my ten year old daughter’s favorite is the cinnamon applesauce. The four year old refuses to eat these, so I can not tell you what his favorite option is. The kid is going through this stage that he refuses to try any new foods, even with a cool twist off top the older kids and I just couldn’t talk him into it.

These have been a hit with the older two kids and I will certainly continue to purchase them using the up&up Target Coupons.

This post is sponsored, however, all opinions are my own.

A Cute New Romantic Movie about #ConnectingFlights #spon

Having been a blogger since 2008 I am always a bit excited when I see a movie that is about a blogger. Connecting Flights is a cute film about two bloggers and how sometimes you run into love in the oddest places or the oddest of ways. A bit of humor and romance is game for me, two of the things I enjoy seeing in a movie. Watch the short trailer clip and hopefully it makes you giggle a little as it did with me.

Okay, well if it were to be created as a movie that would be fantastic, for now we can just enjoy the trailer clip and realize how creative it is. I personally have never met true love on a connecting flight nor at an airport. Having only flown a couple of times in my 31 years of life, I have ran into blogger friends at the airport which was pretty nifty considering I am this small state we call New Hampshire. It’s always fun to see who you can run into at the airport, but I must admit it would be more fun to run into true love.

Come on Sears make this into a movie, will ya?

Tell me, do you have any #ConnectingFlights stories of your own? I would love to hear them!

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