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  • Sponsored: Get in shape with Sprint Fit Live

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    A couple of weeks ago, I attended a demonstration and information session about Sprint Fit Live, a complete mobile health and fitness package that gives users access to their favorite fitness applications in one place. Sprint is collaborating with Under Armour, MapMyFitness and Spotify to offer mobile solutions for today’s active lifestyles through the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport, which you can use to track your workouts and monitor your heart rate. The S5 Sport will even offer you “coaching” and encouragement to help you stay motivated and achieve your fitness goals.

    Sprint Fit Live screenshot

    With MapMyFitness MVP (available through Google Play™), you can track, monitor, and share workout activity, and even get customized audio coaching, training plans, live tracking and more. The sharing feature makes it easy to team up with someone else so you can encourage each other, no matter how far away you live! With Spotify, you can get hundreds of Workout playlists (all Sprint customers get at least 3 months of FREE Spotify Premium service). Plus, you can customize the look and feel of fitness tracking, education, music and healthy living content displayed on the lock screen, wallpaper, or full screen.

    I have to admit that my favorite feature of Sprint Fit Live is the Samsung Gear Fit, a wearable watch/fitness device that can interact with your Galaxy S5 Sport. As I mentioned on Facebook during the info session, I want one of these! It’s a pedometer, so you can track your steps. It includes a coaching feature to encourage and motivate you. It has a built-in heart monitor and a sleep monitor. You can also use it to take or reject calls, or view (and act on) emails, texts and alerts. And of course, it’s dustproof and water-resistant so you can wear it during your workouts. It even has interchangeable bands so you can match its look to your outfit!

    Gear Fit in action

    As you can see in the (badly lit) photo above, Sprint brought in a personal trainer, Nathaniel Gosslein, to demonstrate Sprint Fit Live. I loved it when he started a jogging workout and went super slow, so the Gear Fit told him he needed to speed things up!

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport at Sprint

    If you’d like to learn more, visit the Sprint web site.

    American Eagle: 25% off + Free Shipping with code 66Q849J1

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    25% off + Free Shipping at

    Here’s a great deal to fill out your fall wardrobe or help cross items off your holiday shopping list:

    Take 25% off your purchase and get Free Shipping at American Eagle Outfitters when you use code 66Q849J1 {expires 10/13}.

    While the code can’t be combined with other discounts, the nice thing about American Eagle is that their clothing is generally affordable. For example, the Boyfriend Cardigan pictured below is just $29.95, or $22.46 shipped when you use code 66Q849J1:

    AE Boyfriend Cardigan

    In addition to basics, they have more trendy items, of course – I’ve got my eye on this pretty color-blocked “Lightweight Cardigan,” which is $59.95 or $44.96 after discount:

    AE Lightweight Cardigan

    One thing I really like about shopping online at is that there is a greater range of sizes. Women’s jeans start at size 00 Short and run the gamut through Short, Regular, and Long, all the way to 18 Long or 14 X-Long. As someone who always needs the “short” label, I guarantee you can’t find all of those sizes in-store! {Men’s jeans start at 26×28, and go all the way up to 48×32 so there’s a lot more sizes for them too.}

    Keep in mind that if you need to return something, you can save on shipping charges by taking your items and the packing slip to an AE store. There’s also the free AEREWARDS Program, which gets you points for rewards, a 15% off birthday discount when you add your email, and a free bra when you buy five.

    Remember, the code expires on Monday, October 13! {But shop now for the best selection.}

    Sponsored Video: Babies R Us Endless Earnings (New Baby Registry Rewards Program)

    Babies R Us is now offering Endless Earnings, a new program that gives you 10% back on registry purchases – even on items you buy for yourself! Check out the short video below:

    All you have to do is follow these steps:

    1. Create a baby registry and join the Rewards R Us program.
    2. Register for all of your baby needs. Be sure to register for those items you plan to buy yourself so you get the rewards when you make your purchase! (Here is a comprehensive list of items you may want to register for, and another list of baby items you don’t really need.)
    3. Tell your friends and family about your registry, and let the buying begin!

    You’ll earn 5% back on the first $300 in purchases made, and then get 10% back on all additional purchases. Let me tell you from experience that if you’re a first-time parent, you’ll spend that initial $300 in the blink of an eye!

    Your reward will be issued in the form of an e-gift card that will be arrive via email approximately 10 weeks after your baby’s expected arrival date. There are no restrictions on how you can spend your e-gift card, so you can use it to buy necessities like diapers, wipes and formula. (Because even if you’re breastfeeding, Type A personalities like me need to know that there’s something available in a pinch!)

    Don’t forget to follow Babies R Us on Facebook and Twitter.

    Congratulations on your (impending) bundle of joy!

    This post is sponsored by Babies R Us. All opinions are my own. Read the full CFO disclosure policy here.

    Check Out Frette for Luxury Linens, Loungewear and Home Décor

    This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Frette, which has compensated me for spreading the word about their site. Any opinions are my own. You can read the full CFO disclosure policy here.

    A company with a history of over 150 years, Frette is a the leading provider of luxury linens to the finest hotels and homes worldwide. Frette was founded in 1860 in France, and their first boutique opened in London in 1977. You can now find Frette stores all over the world – in New York City and Beverly Hills, and cities throughout South America, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and Australia. Their products are regularly featured in upscale and mainstream publications, such as Town & Country and In Style.

    Best of all, their online store at makes their luxurious products available to everyone, even if you can’t get to one of their physical stores. You can browse the product pages, or satisfy your urge to peruse by flipping through the online catalogs and Lookbook.

    Frette sells gorgeous bedding, such as the Desiderata Collection:

    Desiderata Collection

    Frette also sells beautiful luxury items that make superb gifts, like this Tosca Leather Poker Set Box:

    Tosca Poker Set

    Since it is definitely a luxury brand, Frette products would make fabulous wedding gifts, and they are also an easy way to make a statement if you’re looking to impress someone. Frette also has a Sale Section, and through tomorrow, August 12, is offering an extra 20% off sale items when you use code AUGUST20.

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    Sponsored Video: Get a blissful night’s sleep with Serta iComfort and iSeries at Sears

    My husband and I just got a new mattress a couple of months ago, but our old mattress was really old … like almost twenty years old. According to Consumer Reports, that was probably twice as old as it should have been!

    Signs that you need a new mattress include waking up feeling tired or achy, or your mattress is saggy or lumpy. Also, apparently you should replace your mattress more frequently starting in your forties because your body is less tolerant of pressure. (Forty? Really? That doesn’t seem so old that accommodations need to be made.)

    Of course, I knew all that. (Well, not the replacing the mattress more frequently at forty part. But I frequently woke up achy and the mattress was totally sagging on both sides of the center.) But replacing a mattress isn’t a straightforward proposition to a bargain hunter who also wants quality. I talked about wanting a new mattress for a couple of years. Then I got serious about it after my back really started bothering me and we even made it into a mattress store … once. Where we laid down on a few $2,000+ beds. And a couple of $1,000+ beds. I couldn’t decide if I liked them, and I certainly wasn’t comfortable spending that much money without more research, so we left.

    The salesperson wasn’t quite as creepy as this guy, but our experience was about as helpful:

    So, if you’re in the market for a new mattress, you might want to stop by Sears and check out their mattress sale. It looks like they have great discounts, extra promos, and a free delivery offer. Check to see if they will also haul away your old mattress (and box spring) if you’re getting rid of them, as that can save you some time and stress. (If you’re in Los Angeles, you can contact the city to schedule a Bulky Item Pickup.)

    Happy (mattress) shopping!

    This post is sponsored by Sears. All opinions are my own. Read the full CFO disclosure policy here.