Wednesday, February 26, 2014

iParent.TV Subscription Promotion and Giveaway

Have you heard about iParent.TV yet?

Neither had I, up until a few days ago.

You are probably asking yourself what is iParent.TV?

 What is iParent.TV? If your kids are awake, they’re probably on a smartphone, in front of a smart tv, downloading apps, or posting to social networks. And most likely you have no idea what they’re doing. iParent.TV will be a yearly, subscription-based website for teaching and informing parents on all things tech, mobile, devices, websites, and apps for kids so that you WILL know.
The Problem. Most parents don't have an inside track to tech or social media dangers, let alone how to safeguard their kids against them.58% of 10-12 year old kids believe they know how to hide their online activities from their parents.
46% of them said they would change their online behavior if they knew their parents were paying attention.
Introducing iParent.TV - keeping parents ahead of the tech curve. We believe we have the opportunity to help parents understand, get involved and safeguard their children in the ever-evolving tech World. iParent.TV educates parents with all the latest trends via Websites - Social Media - Apps - Devices
The idea. It started with a group of dads who felt like their 9-year-olds knew more about tech than they did. They were right. But their idea will help change that forever for all parents. Once launched, iParent.TV will have 100s of videos and product reviews that are very current, cutting edge and trending, keeping parents who subscribe ahead of the tech curve.
How it will work? The iParent.TV website will be a subscription-based site costing $49 per year for parents to access all the videos, reviews, how-tos, and live chat support. It will be the largest site on the net helping parents understand what's safe and what’s not in the world of tech. - And we are offering it for only $29 on Indiegogo.
What you get? Articles, videos, reviews, tips, tools and expert advice on EVERYTHING like…- Popular Apps - Social Network Sites - Major Websites - Top Devices
To get started visit
Are you interested in iParent.TV after reading about it and checking it out?

Here is the best part. iParent.TV is offering our readers a chance to win a 1-year subscription to this service ($49 value).  This way if you win you can really check the program out. 

To enter, click on the indiegogo page above and post a blog comment on something you learned. Then just fill out the reafflecopter form and you are entered.

Giveaway will end on: March 7, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. and is open to residents of the US who are 18+. 

Please note: To make it fair for all individuals who enter this giveaway there is only one prize allowed per household/mailing address. So if you win this same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win a second time. All winner's will be verified by iParent.TV to make sure that they are eligible. 

Please, no PO Boxes as sponsor uses FedEx or UPS for shipment of prizes.

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. However, I will receive a 1-year subscription pass to this service, free of charge. All words (except for quoted red text) are my own and were not influenced by any outside source.

All assets in this posting were provided by iParent.TV.

Many thanks to PartnersHub and iParents.TV for allowing us to participate in this promotion. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

We Love Our Facebook Fans Giveaway #2

We had such a great time giving away a gift card for our Facebook fans recently that we have decided to do another.

This time the prize is a $25 Walmart gift card.

To enter, you must follow Lollipops n' Ladybugs on Facebook! 

All other entries are optional.

Giveaway will be open to both residents of the US and Canada who are 18+.

Ends on March 23, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. est

Disclaimer: This giveaway is hosted by us. Prize will be supplied by Lollipops n' Ladybugs.

Have fun and enter, enter, enter!

Good Luck!

KONG Doy Toys Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

When my pup passed away almost two years ago (got her in 1999), I swore there would be no more dogs. Wasn't going to go through the heartache of losing another one. But, I also have a little girl and, like I did, I want her to grow up around animals. To know the love that a dog can give, to see the love in the dogs eyes and to understand they aren't just animals, they are family.

So, we found Rocky.

and the boy has grown into a beast who loves his doggie toys. Anything cloth, forget about it, it is destroyed by later that day. Squeaky toy, yeah, within hours it no longer squeaks and it is hard to tell it was even a toy. 

So, we were super excited when we got the chance to do a review (and a giveaway) for the Kong Extreme from EntirelyPets

Information about this product: 

Extreme Kong's exclusive black natural rubber formula is the world's strongest dog toy rubber! It's now being used by powerful chewers around the world like police K-9 teams, drug enforcement and military K-9 teams, AKC competition trainers, Shutzhund Clubs and more. 

  • Puncture resistant 

  • Super bouncy, and chewer friendly. 

  • Resilient, durable, and bouncy. 

  • Satisfies a dog's natural need to chew 

  • Cleans teeth and conditions gums. 

  • Thick, flexible walls that keep springing back for more!

  • Non-toxic, nonabrasive, non-splintering, and does not get sharp when chewed. 

  • Recommended by veterinarians, trainers, dog professionals and satisfied customers world wide. 

  • I figured my boy would be up to the challenge of putting this to a proper test. Oh and he was!

    And still up for the challenge of destroying a new toy:

    and it went on and on, two weeks worth of us putting snacks in his toy (you put snacks in it if you wish, but he plays with it without snacks in it as well).

    I am happy to report that after weeks of chewing, throwing, gnawing and all the things in between, the Kong Extreme has held up the way it said it would.

    It is a little dirty, but no puncture holes, no tears in the rubber, nada. 

    I am actually really impressed. We have found a dog product that our beast can't rip apart within hours. No breaking off pieces and having the chance to actually swallow them oh and a big plus NO SQUEAK, lol. 

    The one thing that I found that I didn't like about it is that there is a chance that your pup could get his lower jaw stuck in the bottom of it trying to get the snacks out. Our beast had part of his jaw in there, but shook it off. So, make sure you get the right size for your pup so that won't happen.  Also, it is quite heavy, so if you have a kiddo who likes to play with your pup and throw toys, make sure you are watching them as they are playing. These can probably go through computer screens, TV screens, knock things off shelves, etc.

    All and all, I (and the pup) give EntirelyPets a A+ on this item and we are planning on purchasing other toys from this company because they really do stand up to the testing of a beast.

    Kong Dog Toys has offered our readers a chance to win one of their own as well. To enter, just check out the rafflecopter entry below and enter, enter, enter. 

    Giveaway will be open to residents of the USA who are 18+ and will end on: March 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Winner will have 48 hours to get back to me with shipping information so that I can forward it on to the sponsor for shipment of prize. Lollipops n' Ladybugs is not responsible for the shipment of prize.

    Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this posting. However, we did receive a product, free of charge, so that we could do a proper product review. All words, except quoted red text, are our own and were not influenced by any outside source.

    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Sunday, February 16, 2014

    DIAL Vitamin Boost Body Wash Coupon Giveaway

    Have I mentioned lately how much I absolutely love being a member of the PUREX INSIDERS team? They send great products to review and they let you know about promotions and such that they are currently doing, such as the Purex Make-A-Wish Foundation promotion that I recently took part in.

    This time I got the chance to do a review (and there will be a giveaway) for this:

    Product info:

    Lotion Infused
    New Vitamin Complex
    For healthy, soft skin!

    Vitamin B is a "natural humectant that helps draw in moisture and keep skin hydrated."

    Now this is body wash (to use in the shower) but I have been using it in the bath, as bubble bath. 

    This is the prettiest shade of green (just like the bottle). Here is a picture of it on a maroon washcloth:

    It is really soft and creamy to touch. Pleasant scent as well.

    I have really dry and itchy skin, so I have been trying different products to see if I can help with that. This winter the itching has been as bad as it has ever been. So, I use the products in the bath and then soak in it.  Just a couple of cap fulls makes a lot of bubbles for a good soaking.

    The Dial Vitamin Boost has been actually helping. I notice a huge difference on nights that I don't soak, I spend a whole lot of time itching/scratching before I am able to finally fall asleep. 

    It is really a good size bottle that they sent:

     But because I have loved it so much, half of it is gone and I plan on continuing to use this product so I'm going to be buying more. I recommend it for anyone that wants softer skin and to add moisture to your skin. My skin is so smooth after I get out of the tub and the itching subsides for a day or so. You really should check this product out if you get a chance. I think that you would like it as well.

    Thanks to Purex Insiders/Dial I have 3 full size coupons to giveaway to our readers. One reader will win a Dial For Men Power Scrub Body Wash and two winners will each receive a coupon for Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash. Winners will be random. First person rafflecopter chooses will get the Dial For Men Power Scrub Body Wash and the other two will get one of the other coupons.

    DISCLAIMER: I received no monetary compensation for this post, however, I did receive a full size product free of charge so that I could do a proper review. All words are my own (except for quoted text) and not influenced by any outside source.

    Now onto the giveaway:

    Giveaway will end on: March 2, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. and is open to residents of the US 18+ 

    You can enter below via the rafflecopter form.

    Good luck!

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Missy Mila TWISTED TALES VOL 1 DVD Review & Giveaway

    Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

    Have you heard about Missy Mila? She is a curious 8 year old with a big imagination. 

    Tidbit from DVD:
    Mila is an 8-year old girl, bursting with energy. A bit of a tomboy, she is very proud of her jumping pig tails. Mila loves to tell stories in her own voice, always adding a lot of humour and imagination. She especially likes to retell classic tales. She adds zany details and twists that make her version unique and unforgettable! Come and relive some old tales with Mila!
    The DVD has 13 episodes and is 101 minutes long and the language is English.

    Product review from our little girl:

    First thing she said she liked was the opening. The music is "awesome" she said. It was quite upbeat and shows a bouncing around Missy Mila. Before the stories start, she appears to be "addressing" her audience by "knocking on" the TV screen and talking right to the kids.

    She says her favorite episode was The Hidden Princess.

    Which in her words involved a King, Princess, Prince's, lambs and ducks. I didn't really know what the lambs and ducks had to do with it, so we went in and watched it again.

    She says she liked it because the Princess was beautiful and her father, the King, didn't just want any old Prince marrying his daughter, so he hid his Princess away and turned it into a hide-n-seek game. Of course, no Prince could find his daughter.  But one Prince, use a "trick" to locate her. With the help of a friend, he was turned into a lamb and the King happened across the shepherd and the "lamb" and wanted to give the lamb to his daughter as a present.

    "Mommy, the Prince didn't find the Princess, the King took the Prince to the Princess and didn't know it." "That is funny."  

    ME: Of course, the Prince still had one more test to pass before he could marry the Princess, that is where the ducks come in.  I won't spoil it for you, you'll have to watch to see what happens next.

    ME: The kiddo really has enjoyed this DVD and has watched it numerous time. I really mean numerous times. I like how all the stories are relatively short, so it keeps her attention and are easy to follow. Missy Mila takes classic tales and puts her own spin on them in a fun way.

    Final Note: I really believe your kids would love this DVD or the Volume 2 DVD. Great stories, easy to follow along and cute at the same time. I asked her what she gave it out of a 1-10 for a rating and she told me she gave it a 9 and then ran away yelling "two thumbs up Mommy, two thumbs up" as she was heading back towards the room to watch the next episode!

    Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. However, I did receive a DVD free of charge so that we could do a proper product review. All words (except for quoted red text) are my own and were not influenced by any outside source.  Many thanks to Organa for allowing us to participate in this promotion. 

    How would you like to win your own copy of Missy Mila? Just check out the rafflecopter entry below and enter, enter, enter. Giveaway will end on: February 17, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. and winner will have just 48 hours to get back to me with information so that I can forward it on to the sponsor. I have to have the information in by February 20, 2014. 

    Lollipops n' Ladybugs is not responsible for the shipment of this prize.

    I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

    Warner Bros. Valentine's Day Giveaway

    I absolutely love Warner Bros, after all I grew up on Peanuts, Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes shows. I'm not ashamed that with a kiddo in the house, I still watch these today. We never miss a Peanuts special and see most of them numerous times a year. Fun family entertainment. 

    So, I am stoked to be able to offer this promotion on our blog where one of our readers will win a randomly selected Warner Bros DVD of one of the following:

    *Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition 

    *A Charlie Brown Valentine 

    *Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers 
    *Happiness is... Peanuts: Friends Forever 
    *Elmo Loves You 
    *Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection 
    *Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For The Love Of Snack

    About Warner Bros: February is the one month of the year where everyone has love on their minds! It’s can be romantic, it can be love for your children or parents or you could just be a movie lover! Whatever you love, this February Warner Bros. has you covered with some amazing DVDs perfect for the whole family!
    If you’re a love lorn poet, there’s the Peanuts Collection! If you want to smother your significant other with kisses we have the Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection, and if you want to solve some madcap mystery, I’ll bet Scooby-Doo is the one for you!
    To enter: Just take the "Who Is Your Cartoon Crush" quiz in the blog app below and post your results as a blog comment to enter. Easy as pie!

    Please feel free to check out these free downloads as well:

    Disclaimer: I received no product or monetary compensation for this promotion. All assets included in this post are supplied by Warner Bros. All words (except for quoted red text) are our own and not influenced by any outside source. All blog apps/pictures are property of Warner Bros. 

    To make it fair, you will only be able to win one of these randomly chosen DVDs, out of all the blogs that are participating. So, if you win from this promotion on another blog, you are unable to win from our blog. Winner's will all be verified by the sponsor. Prize is randomly selected by the sponsor.

    Rules: Giveaway is open to residents of the US who are 18+. Sponsor sends prizes via FedEx or UPS so please, no PO Boxes. Giveaway will end on February 24, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. and you will have 48 hours to respond to winning email  before another winner will be randomly chosen. 

    Have fun and good luck!!!

    Monday, February 3, 2014

    Purex working with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make wishes come true!

    I love Purex! Always have. You get a product that does what it is suppose to do at a great price.

    But now, I love them more! I have always believed that the Make-A-Wish foundation was doing wonderful things for children and adults who are fighting life threatening illnesses and now Purex has teamed up with them for the Bright Washes Bright Wishes campaign.

    Purex will be donating a minimum of $250,000 to the Make-A-Wish foundation upwards to $400,000 for the month of February and you can help! For every bottle of Purex Laundry Detergent (75 oz+) or Purex Fabric Softner that is sold from February 1, 2014 through February 28th, 2014 that donation that started out at the minimum will climb between .05 cents and .10 cents per bottle, depending on the product bought up to the maximum amount of $400,000.  

    So c'mon, go out and purchase a bottle or two of Purex, lets help Purex, help the Make-A-Wish foundation and the kids and adults it serves dreams come true.

    Being a Purex Insider I am also getting the chance to help you get your laundry clean!! They have wonderfully donated 3-full size product coupons to giveaway to our readers. Three of you will win!

    Giveaway is open to residents of the US who are 18+ and will end on February 18, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. est.

    Disclaimer: I will receive a sample product for my posting of the Bright Washes Bright Wishes campaign, but no other compensation was received and all opinions/words are my own.