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Friday, October 17, 2014

ELPH Band & $125 Target Gift Card Giveaway


Welcome to the ELPH Band Giveaway Event!

Hosted by: Mom Powered Media
Sponsored by: ELPH Band

Mom Powered Media, ELPH Band, and fantastic group of amazing bloggers have come together to bring you this event, just in time for Halloween.

The ELPH Band is a link to your identifying information, such as your address, parent or guardian cell phone numbers and any other information you think is necessary, including medical conditions or drug allergies your child may have. Whether you're traveling to a theme park, zoo, park, a crowded festival or even the mall, the ELPH Band can help find your child in the event he/she gets separated from you. It only takes one second for a child to disappear out of your site.


The ELPH band is a non-toxic, durable, silicone wristband. It provides an immediate, highly visible form of identification with clear instructions directly on the band. It's easy to use with options to dial in or scan the QR code. ELPH Band does not put personal information, such as the child's name or phone number where people can see it when it isn't needed.

What does ELPH stand for? Easy Lookup to Phone Home

If your child get's separated from you, all your child needs to do is show an adult his/her ELPH band. That adult can then call the 800# or scan the QR code to get in touch with you to reunite your child with you! It's that simple!

Once the QR code is scanned on a smartphone, a screen similar to the one below will pop up for them to get in touch with you.


To set up your ELPH band you will register it on a computer, or by scanning the QR code yourself and setting it up via your smartphone. Just a few simple questions and you will be registered. Once completed, you will get a text and email alert letting you know the account profile is active, and to verify the information has been entered correctly.

ELPH Bands are available in 3 sizes: Toddler (up to 5.75 inches), Child (up to 6.5 inches), and Adult (up to 7.5 inches). They are also available in two colors, Navy or Pink.

WHERE TO BUY: ELPH Bands are $19.99 each and they come with 1 year of service. You can purchase here. After 1 year of service, you can renew your service with ELPH Band.

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TWO (2) lucky winners will receive an ELPH band of their choice as well as a $125 Target Gift Card! Contest is open to US residents only, 18+ (Giveaway ends October 31st, 2014 at 11:59pm EST). All entries unless otherwise noted are optional.  Please enter the giveaway form below. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received no compensation nor products for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. "A Small Village Blog" received products from this sponsor to facilitate her review, no other compensation was received. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions about this event or would like to see your event hosted by Mom Powered Media, please email

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

KIDOODLE.TV Celebrates Halloween With A "FUNTASTIC" Candy Alternative

A Parent Media Co. Inc. (APMC) is pleased to announce the launch of its Kidoodle.TV Halloween coupon campaign. The popular on demand video service for kids 12 and under is offering downloadable, printable coupon pages and promo codes perfect for sharing two months of free service (a $10 value) with Trick-or-Treaters, in Halloween treat bags, and more.

As issues of childhood obesity continue to be a worldwide problem, Kidoodle.TV is happy to provide parents, teachers, grandparents, and others with a fantastic candy alternative.
“APMC and Kidoodle.TV were created to bring joy to children everywhere in a safe and wholesome way,” said Mike Lowe, President, A Parent Media Co. Inc. and Founder, Kidoodle.TV. “Many parents are looking for healthier ways to celebrate Halloween, and we are thrilled to offer a Spooktacular treat kids can enjoy well beyond holiday.”

Built for kids and loved by parents, Kidoodle.TV is a mobile, fun and safe way to keep kids entertained. Featuring quality entertainment and educational programs from the likes of Hasbro, DHX, National Geographic and more, Kidoodle.TV contains no adult content and no commercials. In addition, the service offers robust parental controls and viewing time limits. Committed to a strong corporate social ethic for giving to those in need, APMC will donate $.50 for every Halloween promo code used between October 1 and November 30, 2014 to Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada.

For more information and to download printable Halloween coupons, please visit or find KIDOODLE.TV on Facebook at

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

6 Halloween Savings Hacks Unmasked

Halloween is coming near and little one is already talking about costumes, pumpkins, and treats.

What once was a night for little kids to dress up and collect candy from neighbors has gravely become the second most-expensive holiday following Christmas. In fact, the National Retail Federation reports record-breaking spending estimates for costumes alone this Halloween. As more consumers than ever empty their wallets on elaborate costumes, posh parties and decked-out decor, celebrants face the scariest demon of all -- DEBT.

There's nothing wrong with getting into the spirit of the holiday. Just make sure you don't blow your money for this one-night event. Celebrate without overspending by following these six simple savings tricks for Halloween essentials.

1. Stalk the thrift shop.
From costumes to accessories to decor, your local thrift shop should be your first stop in your search of Halloween essentials. Since most people only wear their costumes once, you have a good chance at picking up like-new goods and last-years looks at a fraction of the price. Why spend $10 at a costume store for a basic accessory when you can find it at Goodwill for a few bucks? No one will know where you bought it from, anyway!

2. Dig up deals and coupons online.
With shopping for costumes and decor reaching its peak, you're less likely to find many sales at your local Halloween shops. Don't give up on saving, however, as you can easily dig up deals online and in department stores. First, search for Halloween coupons from sources like, where you can find such deals as 15-percent off Halloween costumes from Kohl's. Next, scout daily deals from sites like Groupon for half-off your purchase, like this $20 voucher for $40 worth of costumes and decor at Halloween Adventure.

3. Avoid pricing trickery.
Whether it's a costume for your kid or a bag of Halloween candy, it pays to compare prices. For example, an Elsa costume is priced at $39.99 from Spirit Halloween, while Party City has a similar style for $29.99 and Kohl's has one for $28.99 (on sale). Be sure to factor in any applicable coupons, too, and use apps like PriceGrabber to easily compare prices on-the-go. Treat Halloween candy with the same discerning eye; you can find weekly circulars online and compare prices for the best deals on the sweet stuff.

4. Hold off on your attack.
The best prices on Halloween items can be found on or after Nov. 1, but that doesn't do you much good if you need essentials for the upcoming holiday. Happily, many retailers start discounting their Halloween goods a week before Oct. 31, in an effort to clear inventory and get prepped for holiday goods. Expect sale prices starting at 20-percent off, with discounts deepening throughout the week.

5. Find freakish freebies.
One of the great things about Halloween is that perfection and cleanliness are not only unnecessary, they're discouraged. You can take a ripped pair of jeans and a threaded flannel shirt and make a fantastic scarecrow to decorate your yard. You can also download free templates for Halloween banners, labels, frameable art and more from creative bloggers around the Internet. Check out this roundup of free printables to get your started.

6. Shop the unknown.
Discount retailers and warehouse club stores are great places to find costumes, decor and even candy. Stores like TJMaxx and Marshalls have darling costumes for kids, often including all the necessary accessories for which costume stores charge extra. For example, this pirate costume costs under $20 and includes the head piece and boot covers. Club stores like Costco and Sam's Club, meanwhile, sell Halloween candy in bulk, saving consumers around 25-percent.

By Andrea Woroch

Andrea Woroch is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert for Kinoli Inc., who helps consumers live on less without radically changing their lifestyles. From smart spending tips to personal finance advice, Andrea transforms everyday consumers into savvy shoppers. She has been featured among top news outlets such as Good Morning America, NBC's Today, MSNBC, New York Times, Kiplinger Personal Finance, CNNMoney and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @AndreaWoroch for daily savings advice and tips.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

$100 Toys R US Gift Card Giveaway


Welcome to the $100 Toys R US Gift Card Giveaway Event!

Hosted by Conservamom

The Holidays are almost here and it's time to start thinking about what you will get loved ones on your list. Sprinkles Media wants to make it easier for one person with the $100 Toys R US Gift Card Giveaway Sponsored by Sprinkles Magazine & Media.

This giveaway will allow one person the opportunity to win a $100 Toys R US Gift card to help with Holiday Shopping. In the meantime head over here and check out the October/November Issue of Sprinkles Magazine. A fun PArenting magazine with great ideas,fun and more!

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One lucky winner will receive a $100 Toys R Us Gift Card. Contest is open to US Residents only, 18+ (Giveaway ends Nov. 4th, 2014 at 11:59pm EST). All entries unless otherwise noted are optional.  Please enter the giveaway form below. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received no compensation nor products for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers.   This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fun O'Clock: New Kids' Album from Parents' Choice Winner In The Nick of Time

They're back! In The Nick of Time, the Parents' Choice Award winning duo of Nick Deysher and Tracey Freitag, triumphantly returns to the forefront of the family music scene with the October 21, 2014 release of their fourth studio CD, Fun O'Clock.

Noted for eclectic recordings that celebrate the songs he loved growing up, Nick Deysher and In The Nick of Time draw on a lush expanse of influences. Fun O'Clock is not only a trip through the decades of more than 100 years of popular music but also a global peregrination that includes '80s hip-hop, ska/reggae, Celtic, and indie rock, alongside classic rock and roll, jazz, and country, with even a tip of the hat to the Renaissance.

Fun O'Clock's title track, in the mode of Pharell's "Happy," is an upbeat opener that segues effortlessly into the Motown groove of "Doin' A Little Dance." From there, the music keeps up a veritable tsunami of creativity, with the ska/reggae rhythms of "You've Only Got One Body" followed by a modern indie rock number à la Modest Mouse, The Killers, and Franz Ferdinand titled "Road Trip," and a "Stairway To Heaven" inspired Renaissance madrigal, "Hey Nonny No," which builds to a rocking finish line. And that's just the beginning!

Nick Deysher draws not only on music he's heard and loved through the years but also on his day-to-day interactions with children as a preschool classroom teacher. He explains, "Being a teacher, I always look for ways that my music can educate. Whether I'm discussing healthy living habits in 'You've Only Got One Body' or describing the life cycle of a butterfly in 'Flutter By Butterfly,' I try to focus on learning. Calling this album Fun O'Clock suggests that I was also trying to make this a fun ride, and there is certainly a lot of that! The title track is a good example. At its center, the song is about counting and telling time, but it goes through an upbeat and eclectic musical journey to get there."

Nick Deysher has released three previous In The Nick of Time albums, Coconut Groove (2007), the Parents' Choice Gold Award winning People, Places & Things (2009), and the Parents' Choice Silver Award winning Making Silly Faces (2011).

Visit In The Nick of Time on Facebook.

WHERE TO BUY: Fun O'Clock will be available online October 21st at,,, and iTunes.

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this promotion. I was given info and streaming links at no charge from the PR Firm / Company. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers.

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