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Walmart & Pampers have Teamed up to Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

June 26, 2015 By · 57 Comments

Disclosure: The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.

Walmart and Pampers have teamed up to help get the word out for Children’s Hospitals. While I do not have a child that has cancer we did have our scare a few years back when BalletGirl had to get her birthmark tested for cancer. Thankfully it came back benign but didn’t mean we were out of the woods, in fact in the next year we have to get it tested again.

I totally support childhood cancer and finding a cure for it, I have a soft spot in my heart for the organizations that will make children comfortable and happy during their time in the hospital. No child should ever be in this type of pain or scared. Nobody likes to see this, especially adults when we can’t do anything to help the child. It hits even closer to home when it is someone we know.


During the month of June, Walmart and Pampers are teaming together to donate $200,000 to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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Create less spills with a Travel Mug

September 25, 2011 By · 3 Comments

This past week was a week full of dentist and doctor appointments, plus Little A had surgery. So I was happy to finally see the week end and the weekend begin, at least I thought I would be. As many of you know I picked to have the kids continue to go to the current schools they were already enrolled in, even though we have moved to a hotel. I didn’t want to see them have to go somewhere else and start over again. What does this mean? It means every morning I drive to drop them off from 7-9pm (yes 2 hours in the car) and every afternoon is the same way. Normally I take a LARGE cup of cold sweet tea with me and put it in the cup holder between the driver/passenger seats. There is a slight problem with this though….I have dumped it on me and spilled it in the car three times so far. Why? It has no lid, it was one of those $1 red plastic cups you can get during the summer. I was asked if I’d like to go shopping for a traveling mug and thought it would be perfect timing.

My Current Mug

So off to Walmart I went. Here is what I was after: I needed 2 travel mugs, one for me and one for Little A. I needed two two that were spill-proof, wouldn’t burn hands when picking it up if it had hot chocolate in them and needed a handle. Walmart had quite the selection, I first went to housewares and found some near the coffee makers and end cap, next place was the camping area and even more in the car accessories area.

In the coffee section they had a ton meant just for coffee and other hot beverages and the prices were good but not quite what I wanted. I will admit I actually asked one of the Walmart employees where I might find traveling mugs and they directed me here. I liked that they had the coffee traveling mugs in two locations, under the coffee pots and on the end aisle as a display. The only problem was these were really meant for hot which meant it would not keep a cold chocolate milk for Little A cool. Plus the ones I did like “stainless steel types” didn’t have handles. Bummer. It was now time to head over to the camping section.

Car section

Travel Section

In the camping section there were very few, most were more for soup thermos or more of your camping jugs for hot liquids but not really meant for drinking while on the road. They also had water bottles which I considered for Little A but I was on a mission to find some traveling mugs. Time to look one more spot, in the car section, I really didn’t think I’d find them but I did….in the car accessories section. Interesting.

They had a ton of options here I liked the bigger mugs. See for me if I’m going to be in the car for two hours I want something that is going to hold 2 hours worth of a drink, whether it is hot or cold. I finally found the spot that had what I was looking for and prices never went over $10 which was a definite bonus. The ones in the coffee area actually went up to $20 and held very little coffee/hot liquids. My favorite collection for traveling mugs is now the Bubba Brand and I think from here on that is what I will always get. I like that they have a strong lid, spill-proof, mine actually has a bottle cap opener which is neat but it does both hot and cold liquids. Little A got one that has two walls so his fingers won’t get burned if he has hot chocolate. His isn’t as spill-proof as mine but still will prevent it for the most part. I’m happy with our findings, I even bought a cell phone holder for the car so when I am between picking the kids up I don’t have to search for my phone when it rings in case it is one of the kids calling me. Now it’ll be right beside me. I grabbed two traveling mugs that I was happy with and a paper before leaving. Hey, I’m a sucker for coupons. hehe.

Here is what the mugs looked like in the car. The bad news is, after doing my shop something horrible happened. My husband and SoccerBoy took the car to see if he could trade it in, came back with a van for me to give an opinion on. I loved it, it would fit us all perfectly. Before going back we decided SoccerBoy would stay to help me with laundry. On my husband’s way home someone rammed into him from behind while they were waiting at a red light. The car no longer drives. But I do have my mugs for whenever we do get a new car. In the meantime Little A is using his as an every day cup and I am sipping my tea at my desk with my big Bubba Mug.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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Bringing#ClearAmerican Water to a Pool Party

July 23, 2011 By · 5 Comments

Yesterday the kids and I were invited over to a friends’ house to go swimming. I didn’t want to show up empty handed so I thought long and hard about what to bring. I decided that no matter what I wanted to make sure everyone had a drink since it has been around 95 degrees but with humidity it has reached around 115. I wasn’t sure what our friends would like to drink but I knew mine had to be hydrated so I went to Walmart to get waters!

Uh oh right? The mom that’s going to bring waters to a get together. I really wondered about this, I would no longer be a cool mom. (course not sure if I was but now I may never be) Either way I walked through Walmart and looked around. I saw Nestle Water, Sobe juices, tea which are all favorites of mine but I wanted something more with a choice. The kids recently tried Clear American Waters and loved them so we went down the water aisle to see if they had the flavors the kids liked. Sure enough they did. BalletGirl loves the Key Lime as it tastes like Sprite (her words not mine), BabyGirl loves the strawberry, Little A decided he wanted the cranberry, SoccerBoy picked a Fuji Apple Pear. SoccerBoy wasn’t sure about his because it was a new one but wanted to try it anyways. I grabbed a Wild Cherry and decided to get one more of each for our friends.

Upon arriving I let them all know we brought waters for everyone. They didn’t seem to sure but once outside they all decided to try them.

I noticed my friend checking to see what all was in the waters. By the way The Clear American Waters have 0% juice, 0 calories, 0 sugar, etc. These are awesome and so much better for the kids to have. She agreed.

Guess what? They loved them, in fact Zman (our friend’s son) asked his mom if she’d go to Walmart after the pool and buy some so they could have it at home. I was requested to bring more the next time we get together, we’ll be getting together next time. I am happy to say the Clear American waters were a hit!

Check out my This Moment story about the pool party with Clear American Water.

Don’t forget to check out Clear American on Facebook or Follow Clear American on Twitter.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias, which is a vendor for Cott Beverages Inc., the manufacturer of Clear American ® brand beverages. .” All opinions and pictures are my own.

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Murphy USA & Walmart are giving away cheap Gas!

June 30, 2011 By · 1 Comment

Yesterday the husband and three younger ones went on an outing to Missouri for an appointment. Thankfully Murphy USA and Walmart had just announced their newest deal….. Get .10 off per gallon when you buy gas at MURPHY USA using a Walmart Gift Card.  So I told the husband about it and on their way home they stopped to try it out….only he forgot to use a Gift card so didn’t get the same deal. But it was cheaper than the other gas stations in the area which is a great thing, especially when traveling.

Today I decided I wanted to try it out and see. It worked for me, I went inside Walmart, took a look around at all the neat Cars and Transformers stuff and then got my gift card. Once out of the store I quickly drove over (not too quick) to Murphy USA to get that gas. It was $3.45 per gallon, I ended up only paying $3.359 per gallon. Woo hoo! I was so pleased I went inside and got myself a water and a Reese’s peanut butter cup since I had saved it. 🙂 Just think of all the traveling you are about to do for summer or even just the 4th of July and the deal doesn’t end until September.

Check out the moment I did of it. Get .10 off per gallon

For those wanting more info on the .10 off per gallon check out the link.   Walmart offers dime-a-gallon gas discount in 18 states. The quick list of states doing it:

Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia

Disclosure: This shop/project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All views/opinions are my own.

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Back To School Deals at Walmart!

July 31, 2010 By · 2 Comments

Today I got to go on my first Whrrl assignment, I must say the kids and I had a lot of fun looking at all the cool new back to school deals. We missed a bunch by hitting them early, before coming out here but still managed to grab some stuff today. Check it out please!! Take a peek at all the pics. Let me know what ya think.

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