Realistic Resolutions Giveaway

Realistic Resolutions Giveaway

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: Michigan Saving & More

Sponsored by: Gorton’s and SparkPeople

Gortons Realistic Resolutions Giveaway Jan 12 - 26

One of the hardest parts about making a life change for bettering your health is usually convenience.  If something is hard to acheive or access, we are less likely to do it.  Now Gorton’s and SparkPeople are helping you reach your health goals in 2015 with their #RealisticResolution project!  Krista over at Savory Savings received a package from Gorton’s to help with her health and weight loss goals and now wants to share one with you!

Would you like to win a #RealisticResolutions pack from Gorton’s and SparkPeople?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a giveaway from Gorton’s or SparkPeople from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win.  The giveaway will run from January 12 through January 26, 2015 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents (excluding HI/AK), ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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Kyoku Men’s Body Wash & Lotion Giveaway

Kyoku Men’s Body Wash & Lotion Giveaway

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Sponsored by: Kyoku

Kyoku Mens Shower Set Giveaway Jan 9 - 23

More and more people are realizng that it isn’t just women that need to take care of their skin and use quality products in the bathroom!  Often times men are stuck using “girly” scented lotions and potion if they want to avoid crocodile skin or things that are meant to make them smell “manly” but do not necessarily work.  Krista over at Savory Savings recently reviewed some wonderful men’s body scrub and lotion (with the help of her husband, of course!) and they shared their thoughts on the wonderful and effective bath products for men from Kyoku!

Would you like to win two products from Kyoku?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a giveaway from Kyoku from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win.  The giveaway will run from January 9 through January 23, 2015 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents (excluding HI/AK), ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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Puritan’s Pride - New Year New Woman Giveaway

New Year New Woman! Giveaway

Hosted by: Savory Savings

Co-hosted by: Joy Makin’ Mamas

Sponsored by: Puritan’s Pride

Puritans Pride New Year New Woman Giveaway January 5 - 19

It’s a new year and that means’s time to reset our guilt and try again at living healthier.  Krista over at Savory Savings hates making resolutions, but does try to make monthly goals for living a better life.  One goal was take take better care of herself inside and out and she’s made strides with the natural supplements from Puritan’s Pride!

Would you like to win an assortment of high-quality supplements from Puritan’s Pride?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  If you have won a giveaway from Puritan’s Pride from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win.  The giveaway will run from January 5 through January 19, 2015 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents (excluding HI/AK), ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding gloriouslygreengal@gmail.com to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.

Good Luck!

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Saving Money with a Museum Membership

Cold weather giving you the blues? Save money on family outings with a museum membership!

Kids are expensive. Everyone knows that. Even after they’ve outgrown diapers and sippy cups, and the proverbial pile of “baby crap” jammed into your too-small living room, they still have all these “hidden costs” you don’t think about pre-parenthood. Like, who thinks about how many pairs of shoes you’re going to have to buy over a child’s lifetime? They grow like weeds, and it seems like the smaller and cuter the shoe is, the more expensive it is. And forget keeping this winter’s boots for next year, they won’t fit. Same with clothing - that $30 licensed t-shirt your tween wants is NOT going to be cool in six months and she will act like it physically hurts her if she HAS to wear it.

Beyond all the material things, kids want to DO stuff. Doing stuff also costs money (well, not always but a lot of the really cool stuff does.) However, I’ve found that just a little bit of research can save some bucks when it comes to doing stuff.

We live somewhere between-ish Philadelphia, PA and NYC. It’s roughly the same amount of time in either direction, which makes it a great place for day trips. The kids know this, and in the spring and fall we’re inundated with requests to hit zoos and museums. As a family of five, we even avoid going to the movies more than a few times a year because of the way it adds up. Attractions like museums can do the same thing - unless you’re smart about it.

Did you know most museums and zoos have a membership program? It makes so much more sense to join and  save money on family outings with a museum membership!

What does that mean? Well, as an example, the Philadelphia Zoo (which is awsome, btw) ticket costs are $20 for an adult (children 11+ are adults) and $18 for each child 2-11. For our family that comes to $96, plus another $12 for parking — $108 for the day (yikes!). To join the zoo as a family, it costs $115 for the entire year, which includes free parking. That’s an entire year of llamas and lizards and elephants for only $7 more. Annnnnndddd…. they have a reciprocal deal with our local game preserve (and many other places), which means we can get in free there all year as well.

Obviously this wouldn’t be a great deal for every family, but it’s worth checking out if your crew likes “doing stuff.” Which, we should enjoy.. because pretty soon they’ll be way too cool to spend time with us.

Pong: Cell Phone Antenna and Radiation Reduction


Recently I was given the opportunity to review the Sleek Case by pong. The Sleek Case is a plastic snap on case for the iPhone 6 with a built-in antenna and radiation reduction.

Pong makes cases for iPhone, iPads and Samsung Galaxy devices. Not your typical case, Pong cases protect you from the radiation emitting from your device. Here’s the run down on Pong:
 
The Problem: Up to 50% of a cellphone signal can be absorbed by the head and body. Your device emits a signal all the time — even while on standby.

The Solution: Pong cases are built with patented intelligent antenna technology that re-shapes the radio frequency (RF) signal to reduce exposure to radiation while simultaneously optimizing the outbound signal.

The Proof: Third party FCC-certified labs have validated that Pong cases significantly decrease the amount of radiation that can be absorbed your head and body while using your phone or carrying it in your pocket.

The Numbers: Here’s an example of a Pong case at work — the Pong Sleek Case for the iPhone 6 reduces radiation exposure to up to 89% below the industry standard limit and the Rugged Case reduces it by 90%.

The Portfolio: Phone cases come in a variety of colors and in Sleek and Rugged options for $49.99 and $59.99. iPad cases range from $99.99 - $129.99. All cases can be found at PongCase.com.

My Take

First, the Sleek Case is your typical high quality snap-on case.  It’s stiff plastic that holds the iPhone 6 securely.  It has a large cutout for the camera and flash that doesn’t degrade picture quality, unlike many cheaper cases.  All phone ports are easily accessible, and will accommodate almost any headphone plug.

As a signal booster, it seems to work very well.  The Sleek Case improved latency, upload and download speeds on Verizon’s LTE network.  It also picked up a strong, usable signal in some of the problem areas in our home.  While there are no specific claims that the case also improves Wi-Fi signals, i also noticed improvements on our home network. 

 

I personally have no way of testing Pong’s claim that the case reduces exposure to phone radiation, though the website states that the claim has been verified by a number of government certification labs, including the FCC (United States), CE (Europe), CA (Canada), and ACA (Australia).

During testing, I dropped my phone twice, once on concrete, and once on macadam.  While not intentionally part of the review, I must report there is zero damage to the phone, and only a small scuff on the case.  I feel far more confident with this case than the silicone case that it replaced.

All in all, it seems to be a solid product.