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FREE Cat Food Sample UK

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Purina One, a Nestle company, currently has an offer open for a FREE can of their new Purina One wet cat food formula. This freebie is only open to residents of the United Kingdom. You can visit the Purina UK site here to sign up for the sample pack of wet or dry cat food. You will need to register for the site, or log in if you’re already a member there. I love getting these sample packs here in the USA because they usually include some nice high dollar coupons for future purchases.

We’d love to hear about any current sample promotions or links to great printable coupons that you’ve come across recently in the comments below.

 

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FREE Samples of Schick Hydro Silk Razors, Vacation Like the Kardashians and more…

by Cindy Robinson

We hope everyone had a great 4th of July holiday yesterday and if you’re lucky, maybe you’re still off work enjoying some summer fun!

Schick Hydro Silk

Walmart.com has a couple of great FREE samples that are still available so hurry over there and sign up! First up is the Schick Hydro Silk razor  http://instoresnow.walmart.com/EnhancedRenderContent.aspx?id=104087 . These almost always come with great coupons to save for future purchases too.

Another great freebie still up for grabs is the U by Kotex feminine care clutch filled with samples. This one requires a few steps. Start here http://see.walmart.com/ubykotex/?cid=womp.285.1039  Scroll down until you see “build your board” and then click there. Drag an item or two over to the section where it asks you to build your board. Don’t worry about neatness, you don’t really have to pin it to your Pinterest account! Click “finish & pin to board” and it will bring up the box to request your free sample. Click on that and fill in your details!

While you’re on Walmart.com also check out the Samples & Savings section http://instoresnow.walmart.com/In-Stores-Now-Free-Samples-and-Savings.aspx for coupons on Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn, Nature Made vitamins and more.

Now here’s a great prize I’m sure most of us would love to win! While I don’t buy into the hoopla surrounding the Kardashian family and don’t watch their show “Keeping Up With the Kardashians“, I’d sure love to vacation like them! The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism is inviting both the Kardashian-obsessed and the rest of us to enter to win a five-day/four-night stay for two in an elite balcony room at the ultra-luxe Casa de Campo, a leading hotel of the world. The trip includes roundtrip airfare from a major airport closest to the winner.

While relaxing at the 7,000-acre complete resort, the prize winners will be able to experience an array of Casa de Campo’s exclusive offerings, including gourmet meals, unlimited drinks, unlimited horseback riding, water sports at Minitas Beach, a round of 25 shots of skeet shooting, a round of golf at the famed Pete Dye-designed golf courses and more.

Hurry to enter this one on the Dominican Republic’s tourism page on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/DominicanRepublicTourism/app_325252447552930 as the contest closes on July 15th, 2012. Best of luck to those who enter!

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2011 in Photos – A Look Back at Bruno Mars, Duran Duran, INXS and U2

by Cindy Robinson

Here we are at the end of the first week of 2012 and I wanted to do a post on my favorite photos of 2011 from the various rock & roll events I attended last year. While the list was small in comparison to years past, I still had the opportunity to see some great live bands.

I feel like I’ve conquered the technology mountain to get to this little post I want to share with the world. Laptop software issues continue to plague me as do the internet connectivity issues (do we hear a New Year’s resolution here?? Solve the tech issues in 2012!) and when I finally made it over these hurdles, I learned that WordPress blogs typically don’t support embedding slide shows from Picnik. Say what? I battled computer issues, stayed up until wee hours working on my slide show and my blog won’t host it?

Thankfully the information superhighway quickly led me to information that allowed me to solve this issue. I discovered Vodpod which allows you to embed your Picnik slide show into your WordPress blog. Shazam! It isn’t perfect, it’s much smaller in scale than the original so I feel some detail is lacking but I’m happy I was able to embed it and share with readers.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Let’s get down to the subject at hand – 2011 in photos. Wow, narrowing down a plethora of images shot over the past year turned out to be a daunting task. I intended to pull just one image from each event but soon found that impossible as image after image drew me in. So I grabbed my favorites and went from there.

For me, 2011  included live shows from the likes of  My Chemical Romance, Bruno Mars, Brian Setzer, Duran Duran, Honor Society (a band my daughter really enjoys who rose to fame as the opening band on the Jonas Brothers tour in 2009),   INXS , a book signing by Guns n’ Roses Duff McKagan and the long postponed U2 at Angels Stadium show finally came to fruition!

My Chemical Romance were incredible as their live show is always an intense throbbing mass of music loving people. This was our first time seeing Bruno Mars and it definitely won’t be our last. His live show was amazing, just non-stop energy from start to finish. The audience was also amazing – a complete mash-up of every type, size and age of concert goer imaginable. Brian Setzer always puts on a great live show too!

Duran Duran are my favorite band so my opinion of them will always be biased and I always enjoy seeing them live! Their Unstaged performance directed by David Lynch at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles in early 2011 really kicked it up a notch though when they added a list of special guests for their show that included Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, Beth Ditto of the Gossip and super producer Mark Ronson.

INXS breezed through the USA for a short summer tour before singer J.D. Fortune departed the band for a second time. INXS look to be back on track for 2012 though with their new Irish singer, Ciaran Gribbin. Youtube footage shows his performances to be of a more mellow variety with awkward dance moves but I’ll wait to fully assess the new line up until I see it for myself. He’s got big shoes to fill and it takes time to grow into a role of that magnitude.

Then there was U2! I think there are few people who would dispute the awesome spectacle that is a live U2 show. This show seemed especially sweet to me as I had originally purchased my tickets in November 2009 and the show ended up being postponed due to Bono’s emergency back surgery and subsequent recovery. Finally, in June of 2011, they rolled back into town and blew us all away. U2 with Lenny Kravitz were worth the wait!

It’s always hard to narrow down the list of favorite shows, to choose just one for the top spot. Even though my list was much shorter than normal for 2011 (darn bad economy!) it didn’t make things any easier. I know I can cross My Chemical Romance off the contenders list because their record release show at the House of Blues in Hollywood in November of 2010 was their best to date that I have seen.

After thinking long and hard about it, I narrowed down my top choices to U2 and Bruno Mars. U2 live is so much more than just a rock & roll concert but ultimately I’d have to award the top slot to singer Bruno Mars. It was refreshing to see an artist I hadn’t seen before and to be thoroughly excited and energized by the set.

What were some of your favorite shows you saw in 2011? Who are you looking forward to seeing live in 2012? Are we all jazzed for the return of Van Halen in 2012? 80’s icon Adam Ant is due to tour the USA for the first time in 15 years! Preliminary tour buzz shows his fans are coming out of the woodwork like crazy. INXS are set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their iconic Kick album. 2011 breakout band, Foster the People are scheduled to hit the road hard during 2012 moving up to larger venues as they trek across America. And it’s almost time for the big Coachella announcement! Who will they get for 2012?

2011 in Photos, posted with vodpod

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World Photography Day 2011

Simon Le Bon

Today is World Photography Day. The date of August 19th was chosen as the day to celebrate the birth of the fabulous art form that allows us to document our lives, our triumphs, our difficult times, our work and our world as it is the historic day in 1839 when Louis Daguerre developed the first permanent photographic image known as the Daguerreotype. It was a process which allowed him to print a positive image, which were then usually placed in glass fronted boxes for display. He developed the process in early 1839 but it wasn’t formalized by the French government until August 19, 1839.

Also in 1839, William Fox Talbot developed the calotype process, which created both a negative image, allowing prints to be made of the positive image. Talbot’s process took photogrphy a step further than Daguerre’s since it allowed for both a negative and a positive. His process wasn’t formalized until 1841 but since both were developed in 1839, it is the year recognized as the invention of photography.

What does a photograph mean to you? Why do you take them and what feeling does it evoke from you when you witness the result? Do you take photos of your kids first day at school, graduations and weddings? Are you inspired by sunsets and dramatic landscapes? How many photographers out there still dabble with film cameras? How has the digital age changed the art form?

Bonelli Park

Please leave some comments and post a favorite photo that is meaningful to you or share some links to great photography! Today I’ve chosen one of my shots of singer Simon Le Bon from the band Duran Duran from a performance in Los Angeles earlier in 2011.

I’ve also been inspired lately by Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, California which offers stunning landscape views and here’s an image from a recent outing to the area.

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GREENIES® Offering Buy One Get One FREE Coupons

GREENIES® is once again offering their great buy one get one FREE coupons on their #1 vet recommended dental chew! These are available just about everywhere including PetsMart, Petco, Wal-Mart, Target and more. Just fill out the short form here, fill your printer with paper and make sure it’s ready to go, then hit print. Remember to hit your back button once or twice as the first one prints and you should be able to get a second coupon as well.

We have both a dog and cats in our home and they love GREENIES®! They entertain the dog for quite a while and even the finicky among our cats enjoy the bite size cat treats they offer.

Pass this on to your animal loving friends and remember, you can subscribe to future posts by leaving a comment below and checking the box to subscribe.

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Free Sample of Got2B Styling Gel, Free Blockbuster Express Movie Code

by Cindy Robinson (@Cindy7609)
Here are a couple of good finds to start the week off!
 

All You is offering 20, 000 FREE samples of Got2B styling gel while supplies last. You can also sign up on their site to receive daily email notices of new free samples. Most samples come with high dollar coupons too!                                              

Blockbuster Express

Blockbuster Express is also offering a new DVD movie code for one FREE rental, valid only on Monday, October 11, 2010. 

You can find Blockbuster Express kiosk locations near you by visiting their website. When you go to the kiosk, choose the option to rent with a code when you start to make sure the coupon is applied to your purchase. You still have to put in your debit card information but your total should be $0 upon check out and when you return the movie the next day. Enjoy!

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FREE Bottle of Advil for the First 500,000!

A bottle of 50 200mg Advil caplets

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Advil® is offering a coupon for a FREE bottle of Advil® pain reliever to the first 500, 000 people who sign up here.

The coupon will be valid for US residents age 18 and over  for one (1) package of either 24 count Advil® Tablets or 20 count Advil® Liqui-Gels®.

Once the 500, 000 limit has been reached, the offer is no longer valid. Hurry and sign up now! Your coupon should arrive in 1-3 weeks.

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Panda Express Offers Free Taste of New Kobari Beef Entree

Panda Express will be offering a free single serving of their new Kobari Beef on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 ONLY. No purchase is necessary, just print out the coupon and bring it in with you. As always, check with your location to make sure they are accepting the offer. We also suggest heading over there early as it will likely be a busy day at the popular eatery.

image courtesy of Panda Express

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