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  • 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.

    Frette.com

    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 Frette.com 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.

    Get Free Toilet Paper with White Cloud’s “Free 4 All”

    This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of White Cloud for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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    White Cloud, a premium brand of bath tissue only available at Walmart, recently announced its new and improved 2-ply Ultra Strong & Soft and 3-ply Ultra Soft & Thick Bath Tissue, and they want you and your family to enjoy it for FREE by joining the White Cloud “Free 4 All” and claiming your high-value Coupon on Facebook for $1.97 off – just share the coupon on the social channel of your choice (Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest). The coupon will snag you a FREE 4-pack of White Cloud’s premium 3-ply Ultra Soft & Thick Bath Tissue. If you'd rather just print a coupon without sharing, you can get a coupon for $1 off, which will still make for cheap bath tissue. (Disclaimer: Limit One (1) Coupon Per Purchase. White Cloud® Bath Tissue is only available at Walmart stores. No facsimiles or reproductions. May not be sold or transferred. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Any other use constitutes fraud. Valid only in USA. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Case value 1/100¢.)

    White Cloud not only wants to give shoppers four free rolls of premium bath tissue, but also wants to let customers in on a shopping secret: 

    White Cloud’s new 2-ply Ultra Strong & Soft and 3-ply Ultra Soft & Thick Bath Tissue comes in a 16 roll pack, yet costs the same as the regular price for 12-roll packs of Quilted Northern and Cottonelle. That means you get four more rolls of bath tissue for the same price other brands are charging for 12!

    Try new and improved White Cloud 2-ply Ultra Strong & Soft and 3-ply Ultra Soft & Thick Bath Tissue for yourself and join the “Free 4 All” by buying a 16-roll pack + claim your FREE 4-pack to get a total of 8 more rolls for the same price you'd pay for a 12-pack of Quilted Northern or Cottonelle. The new 3-ply is softer and thicker, and the new quilted pattern provides a premium look and feel. The new 2-ply is now stronger and softer, so consumers can use less, making the roll last longer.

    Give it a try for yourself and "Dare to Compare" White Cloud Bath Tissue to Cottonelle and Quilted Northern. Find a store with this Store Locator.

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    White Cloud 3-ply has been named “best for less” by a national consumer magazine. White Cloud is known for their family of soft Facial Tissue, and strong Paper Towels.

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    Review: White Cloud Laundry Detergent

    This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of White Cloud for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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    My two boys are super active, and lately that’s translated to lots and lots of baseball. For some reason, their coaches insist on WHITE baseball pants for their uniforms. I get it – white does look better than gray. It also gets WAY dirtier, and stains are much harder to get out. The stains are always dirt and grass, and sometimes there’s a little extra – Gatorade (I try to keep them off the colored stuff and stick to clear and white, but sometimes you can’t avoid the punch flavor), eye black (about as bad as Sharpies), and other foreign materials I don’t want to know details about.

    So when White Cloud touted their 3-in-1 Micro Clean Technology and gave me the chance to try their laundry detergent as part of their “Dare to Compare” campaign, I had to accept. Here’s what I was up against:

     

    As you can see, my boys do a number on their pants! I followed my usual protocol and washed these pants on the “Whitest Whites” setting on my washer (hot water), with an auto-soak and extra rinse. I used a scoop of a stain remover powder and White Cloud Laundry Detergent. After the first washing, here’s how the pants looked:

    Amazing! Usually, the pants still have more dirt stains after the first cycle and every single pair has to be washed a second time. But as you can see, my older son’s pants look pretty darn good!

    I’m not quite sure why I took a picture of only two pairs of pants after the second cycle, but I did:

    Based on this experiment, I would definitely recommend White Cloud Laundry Detergent. The Blooming Lavender scent that I received was lovely and light (I generally dislike scents so I was pleasantly surprised), and White Cloud detergent is definitely affordable since it is only available at Walmart (Store Locator). In fact, in less than six months since White Cloud’s new Laundry Detergent was launched, a leading consumer magazine named White Cloud Laundry Detergent as #1 in value and #6 in cleaning.

    Even better, you can get a coupon for $2 off at Facebook! (Disclaimer: Limit one coupon per purchase on product specified. No cash back if coupon value is higher than purchase price. Void if reproduced, transferred, used to purchase products for resale or where prohibited/regulated by law. Not valid on trial sizes. Consumer pays sales tax. Redeemable at participating retail stores. Valid only in the U.S.)

    White Cloud Laundry Detergent comes in both liquid and powder form, in 100 and 150-ounce sizes in liquid and a 156-ounce box in powder, and in three different scents: Blooming Lavender (#1 Seller), Summer Breeze, and Tropical Fiesta. White Cloud Laundry Detergent is a part of the White Cloud family of products including bath tissue, facial tissue and paper towels.

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