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April 2010


Magic Bullet Express Giveaway (4 Winners)

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Introducing baby to solids is an exciting time for whole the family!  Jarred baby food is typically the first thought that comes to mind when the time approaches, due to the convenience of quick and easy meals on the go!  However,  preparing baby food from scratch offers many benefits including:

* Peace of have full control of what’s inside!

* You can use ALL organic fruits and vegetables

* No additives or thickening products or preservatives

* More nutritious…fresh foods are more capable of keeping their nutrients

* It simply tastes better and with a few simple seasons you can make your baby light up with joy at the first bite!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, we have partnered with the kind folks over at Magic Bullet to bring you the Magic Bullet Express “Baby Food” recipe contest!  YOU will have a chance to win 1 of 4 (YES 4!!!) Magic Bullet- Bullet Expresses!!  A little bit more about that in a minute.  First let me tell you about the Magic Bullet – Bullet Express:

Magic Bullet  Express
The Magic Bullet Express allows you to take all of your kitchen appliances and throw them out the window!  The Bullet Express gives you the option to slice, shred, blend, chop, mix and even juice whole fruits and vegetables, all from one single counter top unit!  The Magic Bullet Express is the ultimate 8 minute meal machine, allowing you to create a meal for the entire family in just 8 minutes! Perfectly chop chicken and vegetables for a delicious stir fry ready to cook in just 30 seconds or make a mouth watering apple pie from scratch that’s oven ready in just 60 seconds!  Guess what else this appliance can do?  MAKE FRESH HOME MADE BABY FOOD!

Win it!
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and the Magic Bullet wants to honor all the devoted mothers out there!  Magic Bullet wants to know what baby food recipes you make with your Magic Bullet!  If you think you have the best baby food recipe, share your recipe with the blogosphere and you might just win a Magic Bullet Express!  That’s right….(4) Lucky “Deal”ectible Mommies readers will WIN a Magic Bullet Express!

How to enter:
Simply leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite baby food recipe and who knows maybe your recipe will influence a future Magic Bullet Recipes book!

The boring stuff: Contest ends on May 6th at 5pm PST!  Winners will be chosen by sponsor and announced right here at “Deal”ectible Mommies! Open to US residents only!  NOTE: YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS so that I’m able to contact you if you win!

A big THANK YOU to fun people at Magic Bullet for providing such a fabulous giveaway!

Disclaimer: I was given a Magic Bullet Express for my time in writing this post.  My thoughts and opinions remain my own!


Snap Totes Review: O.M.G. I Heart These Bags!

Have you been introduced to Snap Totes yet?  Oh my, oh my are you going to want to check this review out!

About Snaptotes is all about sharing those people dearest to you with the world! Snaptotes allows you to get creative with your own photos and create a bag inspired by you! Your memories, your family, your creativity expressed in the most unique bags you’ll ever see!

The Design Process:

Choosing the bag – The design process is really quite simple. I think the most difficult part is picking the bag! Snaptotes offers an array of options including leather and microfiber bags, laptop totes, clutches, photo pillows and even a men’s collection (think father’s day)!

Choosing a photo – Choose one or multiple photos and create a custom bag right on Snaptotes site using their easy online tools. The online tools allow you to edit your photo right on the website and choose from multiple color options such as magenta, purple, B&W & more! There’s even a tool that allows you to create a custom photo collage!

Design Service – Not much of a designer? No problem! Snaptotes offers a custom bag design service where you simply upload the photos and Snaptotes will create a custom bag, then send you a proof to check out! Once approved, Snaptotes will get to work creating your custom piece of art.

Our Experience
Our timing for this review worked out really well with our recent professional outdoor photo shoot! I had an array of images to choose from and I knew I wanted a single picture of the girls on either side of the bag. After looking through their large array of bags over and over again, I finally decided on the “Bucket Bag” in black leather with a colorful striped liner!

I then uploaded a photo of Big Pea and Lil’ Pea and used the design tools to place them on either side of the bag. I then completed my bag design and sent it over to Snaptotes for creation. At this point you have the option to choose to pay online or call Snaptotes directly and pay by phone!

During the design process I was getting pretty excited, but nothing could have prepared me for what came in the mail just a few days later! When the box arrived I was surprised to see that it came inside this awesome dust bag for proper storage.

And then I opened the bag and O.M.G.! What else can you say?

And Big Pea on the other side:

I know… it’s simply fabulous! The bucket bag includes metal feet, top zipper, 1″ wide straps, interior zipper pocket, cell phone pocket, mirror pocket and attached key fob! I’ve been carrying it around for about a week now and I get stopped everywhere I go!  The colorful striped liner really adds to the whimsy of the bag doesn’t it?

Final Thoughts
From the design process to the quality of the bags, Snaptotes offers a truly unique product that’s simple to create, exciting to share and overall a truly quality handbag that your going to have with you for years to come. We give our experience and the product itself two thumbs up and recommend Snaptotes to everyone!

Can you imagine your mom’s face if you gave her a Snaptotes bag for Mother’s Day?

Buy it!
You can create your own custom bag by visiting! Prices range anywhere from $35 to $125. “Deal”ectible Mommies readers can use code: dealectible15 to save 15%!

Disclaimer: Snaptotes provided me with a custom photo bag for my review. My thoughts and opinions remain my own!


What’s The Deal Thursday!

Zulily is offering 45% off Primigi Sandals and shoes for both boys and girls! Plenty of metallic styles, which is a staple for children’s fashion this spring and summer! Plum Pudding, Bumpkins, Cybex Strollers and the most beautiful old world baby furniture from Green Frog Art are also live, among others!  “Deal”ectible Mommies readers can use code: MOMMIES10 to receive $10 off an order of $30 or more (expires May 4th)!

bTrendie is also offering 40% off Cybex Strollers and new members will receive $10 in their account instantly at sign up!  Oots lunchboxes are also live and you’ll receive a FREE dish set w/purchase!

Gilt Groupe is offering the most fabulous designer maternity event from Belly Dance Maternity with discounts up to 70% off!   Featuring NOM, Michael Stars maternity, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Bebe Au Lait (covers are just $17) and more!   This fabulous PPB clutch is just $48! Simple Shoes for kids are also live!

Petit Lem pj’s for infants and kids are 40% off at Hautelook!  Their also featuring Plan Toys at 50% off and Nest clothing for boys and girls at up to 65% off!

Bare Escentuals is offering 30% off select products from 9am to 1pm PST today only!  You have just 4 hours to cash in on this sale before it’s gone!

It’s your last chance to score 25% off K-cups for my fellow Keurig lovers!  Simply visit Amazon and choose the K-cup you’d like.  Then simply checkout using Subscribe & Save (located on the right hand sidebar) to save 15%.  S&S can be canceled at any time from the “My account” tab.  At checkout use code: KCUP5499 to save an additional 10%!  Offer expires April 30th.

Today Only you can score 15% off your Gap purchase using code: GAPSAVEBIG at checkout!

Did I miss something? Have a deal to share? Click on the “Contact Me” tab at the top and share some love!

Happy Shopping!

Giveaways, Reviews

Tassimo Home Brewing System Review

Attention Starbucks fanatics!!!! I have often joked that my Iphone needs a Starbucks app.  One that with a simple push of a button delivers a fresh cup of Starbucks coffee right to my door…..C’mon you know  it’s a great idea!  Although I have yet to invent this potentially wonderful app, I have stumbled across a home brewing system that delivers a fresh cup of Starbucks coffee right in my kitchen: The Tassimo Home Brewing System by Bosch.

The Tassimo Home Brewing System
The Tassimo brewer allows each member of the family to have the exact drink they desire with just a simple push of a button.  This brewer is far from your average in-home coffee maker, offering simple drinks like coffee and hot chocolate to coffee house drinks like cappuccino’s and lattes! The Tassimo brewer features a an advanced water filtration system by Mavea and includes an exclusive flow-through water heater for faster and quieter brewing.

T Disc’s
The secret behind Tassimo’s barista-like beverages is in the T Disc’s.  Each T Disc has a special and unique bar code that tells the brewer what to do!  How cool is that?  Your home brewing system is talking to your coffee!   The T Disc’s tells the brewer how much water to choose and at what temperature, rendering you the perfect drink every time.

How it works
Well first you have to plug it in.  Some people forget that part, like I did because I was so excited to play with it that I forgot to connect it with electricity and then wondered why on earth it wasn’t working.  Yea, well we’ll save my my short comings for another post.  So after you plug it in, you simply fill it with water, turn it on and choose a drink.  For the purposes of this post we chose to make Starbucks Cappuccino.

Simply place a T disc of your choosing face down inside the top of the brewer and close the lid by pressing down.  The Tassimo then begins to talk to the T disc inside (do you think their gossiping?).  The T Disc tells the machine “I need a cappuccino so make some steam or something” and the Tassimo complies by brewing a small amount of espresso.

Once the espresso has been brewed, you then simply add the milk based T Disc that will render some serious foamage!

In just under a minute you have a cappuccino that looks and tastes just like the one you just paid $3.50 at Starbucks for yesterday morning!  Seriously, the Starbucks T Discs are spot on and oh how I heart my Starbucks!

Tassimo Beverage Options:

- Tassimo Premium Coffee

– Crema Coffee

– Real Milk Cappuccino & Lattes

– Espresso

– Hot Chocolate

– Tea

Our Experience:

No mess – I have quite a few reasons why I love the Tassimo system.  For starters there’s no mess.  The way the T Discs are designed, they do not spill coffee grounds or drip liquids.  There’s no grinding beans, no filtering coffee and no mess to clean up.  Simply remove the T Disc once brewing is complete and no further clean up is needed.  When the parts need cleaning, I simply toss them in the dishwasher!  Simple enough? We think so!

I can make everyone happy – The T Discs come in not only many different flavor options but also many coffee companies have jumped on board with this system like Starbucks, Gevalia, Tazo and Seattle’s Best just to name a few!  If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying a cup of Seattle’s Best coffee, your truly missing out.  I love having the versatility to offer my guests exactly what they want and not just “what we have”!

Easy to use – The system itself cannot possibly get any easier to use.  Just fill with water, insert a T Disc and hit “GO”!  The water tank is attached to the back of the unit and holds enough water to render about 6 cups.  The system features a built-in filtering system, eliminating the need to filter your water before hand…I love this feature because I don’t have to wait for the water to filter in the morning before I can have my cup of coffee!

Final thoughts
With multiple coffee varieties to choose from, easy clean-up and ease of use, we give the Tassimo Coffee Brewer two thumbs up!  As with nearly all products, there’s always aspects that are not so lovely.  The one and only downfall to this machine is that the T Discs can become rather pricey if your a heavy coffee drinker like myself.   Averaging about $.87 per cup this would be considered a pricey in-home cup of coffee, however for myself, the experience of yummy coffee makes up for the price difference.  If your an everyday Starbucks junkie, your ultimately going to save hundreds of dollars.  It all depends in how you look at it and if you buy smart, such as purchasing T Discs through Amazon using Subscribe & Save, in which you’ll receive a 15% discount on the T Discs.

Buy it!
The Tassimo T20 is available exclusively at Target and  Right now you can receive $30 off just in time for Mother’s Day!  Simply visit any Target store or visit thru May 11th and purchase the Tassimo home brewing system for just $99.99 (reg. $129.99)!  Other models are also available and can be purchased by visiting

Please Note: The giveaway portion of this post has been removed as per sponsor request.   My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Disclaimer: Bosch provided me with a Tassimo Home Brewing System to facilitate my review.  My thoughts and opinions remain my own!


There’s No Need for Prescription Eyeglasses to Break the Bank

Prescription glasses have set folks back hundreds of dollars for a number of years now.   Just a few short years ago I was paying upwards of $300-$400 for each pair of eyeglasses I purchased!  After trying on at least 100 pairs of glasses I would typically decide on the pair that just happened to say Gucci or Prada on the side and retailed for $300. It seems that nearly all of the frames inside the store were sporting a designer name on the side, regardless of which pair I chose.    I would often times say “well, at least it’s not $400″!  That was right up until I reached the register and they let me know that the $300 price tag was for the frames only and that I would now need to purchase lenses!  For those of you who would rather spend your hard earned cash on a visit to Disneyland or 17 packs of gum, here’s a few tips to help you reach your goal of cinnamon flavored chewing bliss:

Online Spectacles
As everything has turned towards the likes of these little screened wonders that we all now have in our homes, so too has purchasing prescription glasses. There’s a number of online sites that now sell these wonder spectacles for prices starting as low as just $19 and even if you have to pay shipping, your still going to have enough left in your wallet to purchase a Jamba Juice  (or 17 packs of gum) at the end of the day!  A simple search of  “prescription eyeglasses”  on google will render pages full of results that will have your pocketbook leaping for joy!  In order to purchase prescription glasses online, you’ll need to have know your prescription and in most cases your prescription must be up to date. Keep this in mind before setting out on your money saving venture.

Private Members Only Shopping Sites
Many of you know my obsession with private, members-only shopping sites and this is one reason in particular that I frequent these sites so often.  If it’s name brand frames your after, you can purchase the likes of Gucci, Prada, and others at a fraction of the cost.  Once their delivered, simply take them to your local glasses retailer or your doctor’s office and have prescription lenses added to your totally awesome designer frames.  What could have been a $400 venture, has now become a $150 venture because you played it smart!

Coupons Baby
If your not quite certain that purchasing prescription eyeglasses online is for you, you can still score a decently sweet deal in-store if you play your cards right.   Large chain stores typically push sales such as B1G1 Free or even a large percentage off such as a 30 or 40% discount on a combination frame and lens purchase one to two times per year.  For those who have eye care coverage, these coupons can be combined with your private health insurance uk   discount for some sweet savings.  It’s also helpful to ask if they have a “discount” or “non-designer” section so that you can stay in your realm of a comfortable price point.

In the end it’s all about ensuring you can see your toddler when their dumping the spice drawer or painting the couch with mustard, without breaking the bank.  A little online research and coupon clipping can offer big savings and ensure that the next time you visit Costco, you’ll be able to pick up those 17 packs of chewing gum!

Disclaimer: I was compensated for time in writing this post.  What? Mama’s gotta pay for hosting!


40% Off Bugaboo Strollers & Diaper Bags at Totsy!

Those of you who have been eyeing the Bugaboo but refuse to pay full retail…this is the sale for you!  Totsy is offering 40% off Bugaboo Strollers & Diaper Bags!  I’m seeing the Bugaboo Frog in sand and red available as well as multiple colors of diaper bags.

While your there, check out the Zutano & Trumpette Sales with discounts up to 60% off!

Happy Shopping!


55% Off Baby Nay at Zulily!

I am SO excited about this sale…Baby Nay is live at Zulily at 55% and there’s plenty to choose from!  Available sizes range from  infant to size 6.  Grab your size quickly before they sell out!

BONUS: “Deal”ectible Mommies readers can score $10 off a $30 purchase with code: MOMMIES10 (good thru May 4th)!

Happy Shopping!

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