Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash Giveaway Ends 3/12

FTC disclaimer:  I received a sample of Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.


I recently received a bottle of Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash to try and tell the readers of Books, Bargains, Blessings about my experience with it.  I love trying new body wash, as I have dry skin and I love moisturizing soap.  Winters are always rough on my skin, and this one has been no exception as cold as it has been and as high as I have had to keep the heat hasn't been the best for healthy skin.

So, did I like it?  Yes!  It has a faint scent, which my boyfriend when he tried it said it was great because it was scented enough but not overly scented.  So this is a great family body wash for men or women (and of course children!)

What is different about this?  It is infused with caring Marula oil to leave your skin feeling clean, soft and smooth.  Did it work?  Yes!  Even my boyfriend commented on it, and he is often using in shower lotions to try and soften his skin.  When he tried this he used only Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash.

Will I purchase this myself when it's not provided free to me?  Absolutely.  This is one of the best body washes I have ever tried.

And now for the giveaway:

One winner in the USA will receive THREE coupons for totally free Dial Miracle Oil Body wash 11.75 ounce or larger.  These coupons expire May 31, 2015 and are valued at up to $4.49 each.

PLEASE NOTE:  You can only use one coupon per shopping trip.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Staying Healthy with your Smart Phone #spon

FTC disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post from U.S. Cellular as I am part of their blogger brigade.  All opinions are my own.

Some of you may remember I attended a fitness week a few years ago where we learned about ways to be healthy and lose weight.  On one of our first sessions, we discussed apps where we could use our phone to help us keep healthy.  Usually you see a group of teenagers on their phones, but in that moment, a group of adults grabbed our smart phones and started downloading apps where we could scan items in the grocery store and see how they lined up health wise, count our calories, and track our fitness.  Do you know I even used those very apps to help me decide what was the healthier option when eating out?  I lost 18 pounds with the help of my Smart Phone.  I'm not alone, because 34% of Smart Phone users have utilized apps to help them lose weight, and 66% have used apps to help track fitness and exercise.

There are a myriad of ways that your smart phone can help you stay healthy.  Unfortunately I've had to call 911 way too often when my mother was so sick, and that's probably the number one way most people think of when it comes to health with a phone, but there's so many more ways one can help you.  One of the most amazing ways my smart phone helped us was during a blizzard, a utility line was down across our driveway.  The power company didn't care and wouldn't check it even though I said my mother needed her dialysis treatment.  They merely told me everyone was an emergency, even though dialysis is the matter between life and death.  I posted on Facebook.  Even without electric I was able to use my Smart Phone.  Friends with power really picked up the ball.  Someone even tweeted the governor.  A friend of mine who writes for a newspaper was able to pull a few strings, and we had the line checked and were able to get out of the house so my mother could have her dialysis treatment.  I was never so thankful for the U.S. Cellular 4G network as I was at that time.
photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net

Another way that your phone can help you stay healthy is through telemedicine.  The Pew Research has shown that 1 in 3 people have gone online to research a medical condition.  Cell phones have made it easier than ever to contact physicians.  While not meant to replace visiting the doctor, it can certainly be helpful for those who live in remote areas or have mobility problems.  I know one of the benefits my mother had with her insurance was the ability to call a trained nurse 24 hours a day.  How handy is that?  It was certainly helpful to know when something needed to be something we were seriously concerned with or if it was a side effect from new medicines.  Some doctors even provide telemedicine for things like colds which account for 25% of all doctor visits.  Be sure and ask your primary care physician and insurance company about any relationships they have with telemedicine providers. They may be part of the Vitals or NCQA which provide even more information on this new frontier of keeping you healthy using your smart phone.

One of my favorite ways to keep myself healthy using U.S. Cellular is with my pharmacy's app.  I can scan the label on my meds using my iPad Air 2, the app will ask what pharmacy I want to pick my prescription up from, and in an hour, I can go through the drive through and hopefully avoid germs from others as I get sick pretty easily.  Who knew that in addition to high resolution and nice screen size the iPad can help keep you from getting sick?

While not exactly health, this does relate to safety.  Sometimes as parents it's difficult to know how to talk to your children about cell phone useage, set some rules, etc.  U.S. Cellular has a free printable of a Parent Child Agreement to help make this difficult talk a little easier.



Daily "secret" words for giveaways

I'm going to start something new and do a "secret word" extra entry for my giveaways.

Just find the day of the month on this post and write that word into the entry form for extra entries.  I am a proud West Virginian, so this month the words will be about WV.




  1. WV
  2. Mountains
  3. beauty
  4. Mary Lou Retton
  5. John Denver
  6. Appalachia
  7. Charleston
  8. 1863
  9. WVU
  10. Morgantown
  11. Marshall
  12. Huntington
  13. Chuck Yeager
  14. geocaching
  15. Blackwater Falls
  16. 55 counties
  17. Mountain State
  18. cardinal
  19. black bear
  20. Dolly Sods
  21. pepperoni rolls
  22. Moundsville
  23. Fairfax Stone
  24. Seneca Rocks
  25. guinea pig (not WV related, but I love guinea pigs so had to throw that one in there)
  26. Country Roads
  27. Civil War
  28. Largest Teapot
  29. swimming hole
  30. lemonade
  31. Senator Byrd


Friday, February 27, 2015

Radar's Roundup of Giveaways 2/28/15

Feel free to link up blog giveaways here.  They must be open to the USA, hosted by a blog, and the link should go directly to the giveaway post.

While you are here, please enter my two current giveaways:






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Crystal Wash 2.0 Giveaway Ends 3/14

I'm once again joining with some other bloggers to bring you this giveaway.  Good luck!

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

A debt Free Christmas -- February

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Christmas is ten months away.   Why think about it in February?  Right?  WRONG!  If you want to have a debt free Christmas then the best way to do so is think about it every year.  This is the second in my series of having a debt free Christmas.




This month, let's make some lists.  Make a list of all the people you want to send Christmas cards to.   This next month, plan on getting the cards and stamps.  It's sometimes cheaper to buy your own Christmas cards and add a photo inside.  Check out the fantastic prices of these cards at Family Christian.   They even have some as low as 16 for $1.  So if you haven't purchased Christmas cards yet, figure out how many you need and purchase them now!  You certainly won't find deals like this in November or December.

Also, plan for stamps.  Did you know you can order holiday stamps at any time of the year through the usps.com site?  So order your Christmas cards and order your stamps.  That way you will have them come Christmas.

If you don't send cards, then just set the money you would have spent on cards back for expenses as they come up IN ADDITION to what you are already saving for gifts.  If you aren't sure how much that would be, just set back $50.  Put it in a "Christmas" envelope because you'll be spending it before a bank Christmas club account would come due.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A shopping trip that cost me nothing!

Yesterday, I stopped at a store a little out of my area.  I had won $45 in gift cards and had been waiting until I could stop at a store of this chain to use them.  I was disappointed at how many items I picked up off the shelf that were already past their best by date, and that prevented me from getting some stuff I was hoping to get, but here is how my shopping trip played out.


Using sales and coupons, I saved $13.  Using my gift cards I won that took my total to zero.  Then I made a point of purchasing items where I would receive $8 back in a mail in refund.  So, technically I made money on this shopping trip.

I have a Facebook friend who says I paid $44 for it all because I used gift cards, but since I got the gift cards for free, I don't consider that I paid for it.  It's a store I would not have gone to if I had not had the gift cards.

A nice shopping trip for certain.