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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thanksgiving Plans & Arroz A La Valenciana

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. My family really doesn't celebrate, I am 1st generation American and I understand that they really don't understand the meaning of the holiday. And, if I were to explain it to them, I'm positive they wouldn't care much for the story behind it. Truth is, I believe the holiday has lost its roots either way. Even though we don't celebrate it with the same meaning others do, we sure like to cook and enjoy the paid days off. We're also not fans of turkey and we always cook meat or pork; a nice sweet glazed ham with pineapple. Yum!
Truth is, I can't wait for the ham on Thanksgiving! I wish I could be looking forward to the Football games on Thanksgiving but my team, the Green Bay Packers, aren't playing. If my team doesn't play, I don't watch. How loyal am I? lol. Can't wait to see what specials come out before hand! Would love some cheap croissants from Pillsbury. We'll see how everything turns out, until then I'll just eat some delicious Arroz a La Valenciana (pictured above) that I made. Its the Nicaraguan version of Paella.

Yum! Wheres my plate?

Review - Frito-Lay Snacks

Frito-Lay is one of the top potato chip brands in the world, and its for good reason. I recently joined to become a Frito-Lay Fan :) I love Frito-Lay snack chips, Fritos and the original Lays are my favorite of the bunch. I can remember back in Elementary and Middle school raising my hand to provide the chips for our class parties and I would always take Lays. We had class parties in High School too, we took them a step forward and had potluck parties, but Lays and Doritos Cool Ranch were always the chosen snack.

Frito-Lay sent me some interesting facts about their chips:
Frito-Lay starts with fresh, farm-grown ingredients, making many of our chips with just three simple ingredients: potatoes or corn, all-natural oils and salt
We were the first major food company to remove partially hydrogenated oils from our cooking oil way back in 2003. That means our chips have 0 grams trans fat because we use all-natural oils such as corn oil and sunflower oil.
Many varieties of our chips provide whole grains like Tostitos® snacks, which contain 8 grams of whole grain corn per serving, and SunChips®, which brings 18 grams of whole grain per serving to your diet! SunChips® are also a good source of fiber.
Frito-Lay supports American farmers and buys the potatoes used to make our potato chips from 80+ farms across 27 states.
With ingredients as simple as potatoes, corn, all-natural oils and salt, its amazing how addicting and great these snacks are! As part of becoming a Frito-Lay Fan, I was sent some products to review; (1) Lays (Lightly Salted), (1) Tostitos and (1) SunChips along with a Frito-Lay reusable tote, chip clip and aluminum bottle. I am not ashamed to say that I, alone, ate the whole Lays Lightly Salted bag, lol.

The Classic Lays have always been my favorite brand of chips, but I always found them too salty so when I found out there was a lightly salted version, I was exited. The SunChips comes in a 100% compostable bag. Its a shame that Frito-Lay is pulling the compostable bag in the U.S. though. Hope they change their minds or bring it back in the future. Thanks Frito-Lay for providing me with these samples! I've been a Fan for years!

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question, from the company or their representing  PR company,  free of charge in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Target Coupons in 11/14 Newspaper

Finally, a good amount of new Target coupons in the 11/14 newspaper (both RP and SS). Below you'll find them typed out, hopefully some really good deals come with these soon. Remember, all these coupons are Target coupons and according to the Target Coupon Policy, you can use (1) Target coupon and (1) Manufacturer coupon on (1) item. More deals, money saved :)

Target Coupons in 11/14 SS:
FREE $5 Gift Card wyb both Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Starter Kit & Refill x11/28
$1.50/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Cleaning Products (Excl. Automatic Shower Cleaner & Refill) x 11/28
$1/1 Crayola Color Explosion or Color Wonder x12/31
$1/1 Crayola 24ct Twistables Crayons OR Giant Coloring Pages x12/31
$1/1 Crayola Pip-Squeaks Telescoping Marker Tower OR Crayon Tower x12/31

Target Coupons in 11/14 RP:
$1/24 Fancy Feast gourmet cat food 3oz cans x1/30/11
$1/24 Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys gourmet cat food 3oz cans x1/30/11
$1.50/1 Duracell batteries 8pk or larger x1/15/11
$2/1 Duracell 24 AA batteries, 24pk x1/15/11
$1/3 Mars Musketeers, Milky Way, Snickers, M&M's, Twix Chocolate Items, 8.5oz or larger x12/13

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Target Ad for 11/14 - 11/21

Here is a partial list of deals for the Target Weekly Ad of November 14, 2010. I don't list the whole ad, just Grocery, Pets, Beauty, Household and/or Patio/Outdoor. Mainly, only things that can be matched with coupons. Remember, Ads may vary, I'm located in the Los Angeles Area in Southern California.

New to couponing at Target? Check out the Target 101 starter post for info and policies. 
If you ever need extra coupons or didn't get regional coupons, try CouponClippers.com.

FREE $15 Gift Card wyb any 10-24lb. Whole Turkey and the following Oster Roaster or Buffet Server*:
Butterball Frozen Turkey (10-24lb.) $0.88/lb*
$4 Off ButterBall Whole Turkey, fresh or frozen AND any (4) Heinz 12oz HomeStyle Gravy, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls or Stove Top Stuffing Mix 11/7 SS
Market Pantry Frozen Turkey (1-24lb.) $0.68/lb.*
Market Pantry Frozen Turkey Breast $0.98/lb.*
--*Oster Roaster Over w/ Lid & Removable Server (18qt.) $27
--*Oster Buffet Server w/ Three 2.5qt. Trays & Lids $27 

FREE Cool Whip Whipped Topping 8oz. wyb (1) Edwards muli-serve Frozen Pie:
Edwards Multi-Serve Pies 10" $4.79 

Archer Farms Spiral-Cut Honey Ham $1.99/lb.
Archer Farms Cook-In-A-Bag Turkey (12lb.) $19.99
$5/1 Archer Farms Deluxe Holiday Meals (Turkey for 4-8 or Ham for 8) Target Q 
Heinz Gravy, Berry Crocker Potatoes or Stove Top Stuffing $0.79
$0.50/2 Stove Top stuffing mixes 6-oz. Target Q
$1/2 Stove Top Products (printable)

Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (10.75oz.) $0.50
$1.50/3 Campbell’s Condensed Soup (excl Chix noodle, tomato & Great for cooking) (printable)
Market Pantry Butter Quarters (1lb.) $2.25
Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese (8oz.) $1.19
$0.50/2 Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese items 8-oz. or larger Target Q 
$5/5 Kraft Dairy Products (printable
Grade A Large Eggs (1-doz.) $0.99
Pillsbury Refrigerated or Frozen Pie Crusts (2ct.) $1.99
$0.50/2 Pillsbury® Rolled Refrigerated Pie Crusts (printable coupon)
Swanson Chicken Broth (14oz.) $0.50
Carnation Evaporated Milk $0.89
$0.50/2 Carnation evaporated milk 11/14 RP
Ocean Spray Whole or Jellied Cranberry Sauce (14oz.) $0.95
Pepperidge Farm Stuffing Mix (14 or 16oz.) $2.50
Gold Medal All-Purpose Flour (5lb.) $1.50
Market Pantry Granulated Sugar (5lb.) $2.25
Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin (15oz.) $1.29
Pumpkin Pie 8" $3.99

Granny Smith Apples Bag (3lb.) $2.97
$1/1 Produce item $1 or more Target Q
Green Giant Fresh Baby Carrots (1lb.) $1.49
Market Pantry Russet Potatoes Bag (5lb.) $1.99
$1/1 Produce item $1 or more Target Q 
Market Pantry Frozen Blueberries or Mixed Berries (12oz.) $2.29
$0.50/2 Market Pantry® frozen fruit items Target Q 
Del Monte Canned Vegetables (14.5 - 15.25oz.) $0.45
$1/5 Del Monte Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Tomatoes (10.5-15.25oz) OR Fruit Cups snacks (plastic 4-pks 3.75-4oz) x11/15 9/19 RP
Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables (10 or 12oz.) $1
B1G1 - Birds Eye Steamfresh Lighty Sauced or While Grain Blends variety FREE wyb any (1) bag of Birds Eye Steamfresh ($2.99 value) 10/24 SS

DiGiorno Pizza 12" 2 for $9
$1/1 Digiorno Pizza, any 11/14 RP
Market Pantry Frozen, Cooked Tail-on Shrimp (16oz., 41-50ct.) $5
$1/1 Market Pantry® frozen shrimp Target Q
Archer Farms Spinach & Artichoke Frozen Appetizer (10oz.) $3.99
$1/2 Archer Farms® frozen appetizer items Target Q
Archer Farms Dip Mix $1.49
President Brie Cheese (8oz.) $3.79
Kraft Shredded or Block Cheese (6 to 8oz.) $1.80
$1/2 Kraft Shredded or Block Cheese 7 oz+ Target Q 
$5/5 Kraft Dairy Products (printable
French's French Fried Onions (6oz.) $2.79
Kashi Trail Mix Bars (6ct.) $2.75
Thomas' English Muffins (6ct.) $1.93
Breyers Ice Cream (1.5qt.) $2.79
SunChips, Baked Lays (8.75 - 11oz.) 2 for $6
$1/1 Frito-Lay Baked Snacks: Chips,Cheetos,Fritos,Tostitos or Doritos 8.75-11.5 oz. Target Q

Kellogg's Rice Krispies (12oz.), Cocoa Krispies (16.5oz.) $2.49
FREE Market Pantry or Kraft Marshmallows wyb 2 Kellogg’s Rice or Cocoa Krispies, or Corn Flakes Target Q
$1/2 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and/or Cocoa Krispies Cereals (10 oz. or +) (printable)
$1/2 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies 12 oz+ 10/17 R

Gingerbread House $8
Kraft Marshmallows $0.96
A Yard of Bubblegum $8
Nestle Morsels (10-12oz.) $2
$1.25/3 Nestle Tollhouse Morsels 11/14 RP
Holiday Oreo Cookies (16.6oz.) $2.50
$1/2 Nabisco Cookies Excl Single Serve Target Q
$1/2 Nabisco Cookies 4-26 oz wyb (1) Nabisco Cookies and (1) gallon of milk (printable)

Ghirardelli Squares Premium Assortment (5.35oz.) 2 for $6
Lindt Lindor Truffles (5.1oz.) 2 for $6
Archer Farms Cashews (11.5oz.) $3.99
Market Pantry Pecan Chips or Chopped Pecans (6oz.) $3.99
Archer Farms Holiday Crackers (14.2oz.) $3.49
Archer Farms Holiday Cookie Tin (6.75oz.) $6.49

Harvest Leaf Cookies (10ct.) $2.75

Reese's, Hershey's Multipack Chocolate $2.99
Lindt (12pc.), Ferrero Rocher Tree (12pc.) Boxed Chocolates $4
Candy Canes - Sweet Tarts, Peppermint 2 for $5
Milk Duds (5oz.) $1
Brachs (13oz.), Mike & Ike (14oz.) $1.99
M&M's Mint (9.9oz.), Peanut (12.6oz.) $2.69
$1/3 Mars 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, Snickers, M&M’s, Twix Items Target Q 11/14 RP
$1/2 M&M Holiday product 11/14 RP

Wrigley 5, Trident Layers (3pk.) 2 for $5
$0.75/1 Wrigley® 5® gum 3-pk. or 9-pk. Target Q
Market Pantry Snacks; Fruit (18ct.) or Fudge (17oz.) Cookies $2.50
$1/1 Archer Farms or Market Pantry Bakery Item $1 or more Target Q

Coca-Cola Products (2-liter) $1
Coca-Cola Product Cans (12pk.) or Bottles (6pk.) $2.99
7UP, A&W, Sunkist Cans (12pk.) 2 for $11
Welch's Sparkling Juice (25.4oz.) $2.99
$2/2 Welch's® Sparkling Juices or Sparkling Juice Cocktails (any flavor) (printable coupon)
Folgers Coffee (27.8 - 33.9oz.) $6.49
$1/1 Folgers product 7oz or larger including singles 11/7 RP
Dasani Water (24pk., 16.9oz.) $3.99
Vitaminwater Zero (20oz.) or Smartwater (700mL) 10 for $10
Smartwater (6pk., 20oz.) $4.99
$1/1 Vitamin Water 4 pk or SmartWater 6-pk Target Q in Flyer in 10/17 Newspaper 

Beauty / Health:
Suave Shampoo & Conditioner (14.5oz., 2pk.) $3.99
$0.75/1 Suave Hair Care Item ETS Target Mobile Q
$1/2 Suave Professionals 14.5 oz+
(printable coupon)
Pantene Shampoo or Conditioner (8.5 - 13.5oz.) $3.49
$1/2 Pantene hair care 10/31 P&G
$1/2 Pantene hair care 10/10 P&G 
CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara $6.99
$2/2 CoverGirl & Olay Products Target Q in Elle Magazine, Oct 2010
$1/1 Cover Girl Product, any 10/31 P&G

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Make-Up $8.99
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets (50ct.) $3.99
$2/1 Clean & Clear Product, Any, Excluding Trial Size (printable)

Renu MultiPlus Fresh Solution (12oz.) Boston Advance Conditioning Solution (3.5oz.) $6.99
$1/1 Renu Sensitive Contact Lens Solution 12 oz+ 10/24 SS
Nature Made Softgels Odorless Fish Oil or Triple Omega (60ct.) $5
$1/1 Nature Made Vitamins Target Q
$1/1 Nature Made Fish Oil Supplement, any (use zip 90120)
(printable coupon)
$1/1 Nature Made Vitamins, Any – All You, November 2010
$2/1 Nature Made Fish Oil, any All You October 2010

NyQuil Liquid (10oz.) $4.99
$0.50/1 DayQuil or NyQuil Item ETS Target Q 10-17 RP
$1.50/1 Vicks Product, any 10-10 P&G
$1.50/1 Vicks Dayquil/Nyquil 10-31 P&G

Neosporin Antibiotic Ointment (0.5oz.) $3.89
Up & Up Antibiotic Ointment (1oz.) $2.69
Triaminic (4oz.), Theraflu (8.3oz.) $4.49
B1G1: FREE Nivea Lip Care Product wyb Triaminic (up to $3.99) 10/17 SS
$1/1 Triaminic Product, Any (printable)

$1.50/1 Theraflu Product, Any (printable coupon)
$2/1 Theraflu Product (printable)
$1.50/1 Theraflu product 10/17 SS
$3/2 Theraflu products 11/14 Parade Magazine
$1.50/1 Theraflu product 11/14 Parade Magazine
Tums Extra-Strength 750 (96ct.) $3.69
$1/1 Tums Digestive Aid Item ETS Target Q
$1.00 off any Tums product (24ct or larger) (printable)
Nicorette Gum (2mg, 100ct.) or Nicoderm Patch (14ct.) $39.99
$5/1 Select Smoking Cessation products Target Q
Up & Up Stop Smoking Mint Gum (2mg, 100ct.) or Step 1 Patch (14ct.) $24.99

FREE $5 Gift Card wyb any (5) Select Glade Holiday Air Care Items:
Glade Candle (4oz.), Aerosol (9.7oz.), Oil Candle Tin $2.50
Glade Refill (4pk.) or Plugins Oil Refill $2.50
$1/2 Glade Jar Candles 4oz. 11/7 SS
$1/1 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Twin Refill or (2) Single Refills 11/7 SS
$1.50/2 Glade Premium Room Sprays, 9.7oz 11/7 SS
$1/1 Glade Scented Oil Candle Holder 11/7 SS
$1/2 Glade Scented Oil Candles Refill Packs 11/7 SS
$1.50/2 Glade Sense & Spray refills 11/7 SS

Woolite Fabric Wash (100oz.), Method Laundry Detergent (50-load) $11.99
$1/1;-$3/1; Woolite Detergent, any 50 oz+ 10/24 SS
$2/1 Woolite Detergent 50 oz+ All You November 2010
Tide Liquid (100oz.), Powder Detergent (63 or 80-load) $11.99
Cascade ActionPacs Complete (16ct.), 2-in-1 (20ct.), Gel or Powder (75oz.) $3.99
Dawn Liquid (38 or 46oz.) $3.99

Up & Up Napkins, Plates, Cups, Bowls or Wipes $2.49
$0.50/1 Up & Up disposable tabletop item Target Q

Up & Up Giant-Roll Paper Towels (8pk.) $9.99
$0.50/1 Up & Up paper towels 6-ct. or larger Target Q

Charmin Basic Double-Roll (36pk.) $14.99
$1/2; -.25/1 Bounty Towels or Napkins, Any 09/26 P&G
$1/1 Charmin Bath Tissue, Ultra Strong or Soft or Sensitive Target Q 10/17 RP
$1/1 Charmin Basic Bath Tissue Target Q 10/17 RP

$1/2; .25/1 Charmin, any 10/10 P&G 
Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Double-Roll (30pk.) $14.99
$1/2 Vanity Fair Napkins, Plates, or Bowls, any – Family Circle, October 17, 2010
$1/2 Vanity Fair Napkins, Plates or Bowls Good Housekeeping December 10, 2010

Vanity Fair 11" Dinner Plates (20ct.) or Napkins (200ct.) 2 for $6
Hefty OneZipBags (12-40ct.) 2 for $5

Up & Up Club-Pack Diapers $19.99

Pedigree Dog Food (20lb.) $10.99
$2/1 Pedigree food for dogs 8.8lb or larger 10/17 RP
Kibbles ‘n Bits (17.6 lb) $10.49
$1.50/1 Kibbles ‘n Bits 11/7-10 RP
$2/1 Kibbles ‘n Bits 14 lbs+ 9/26-10 RP
Purina Cat Chow (7lb.), Tidy Cats (20lb.) Litter $6.99
$1/1 Purina Cat Chow 3 lb+ 10/3 RP x11/15
$1/1 Tidy Cats Litter, any 9/12 RP

Page will be updated as more coupons are found

Thanks to Kerry from TotallyTarget.com for having such a great Target Coupon page!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WUC - Coupon Preview Wednesday For 11/14

Every Wednesday  I will be posting EARLY PREVIEWS available through (WUC) WeUseCoupons.com. I will be highlighting the best deals from (2) particular stores; CVS and Walgreens. Don't worry though, you guys will still have your Target Ad + Coupon Match-Ups too! So make sure to drop by Wednesdays and check the early previews here at StudentSavingBucks. I will have an individual post for each store. This main post will be used to direct you to early coupon insert previews.

This upcoming week you will have (1) SS  -and -  (1) RP

Coupon Previews from WUC:
Red Plum (RP) 11/14

Target coupons in 11/14 Red Plum:*
*Target Coupons may be regional

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WUC - CVS Early Preview + Deals

CVS Deals on WeUseCoupons Early preview of the CVS Ad for 11/14 with coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available.

Here are a few highlighted deals from the CVS Ad 11/14 - 11/21:

Coke 12 oz cans, 12pk.  ($3 ECB wyb 4) - 4 for $13
Total: 4 for $9 (Limit 1) 

Gain Dishwashing Liquid 11oz - $0.99
-$1 Gain Dishwashing Liquid 10/10 P&G
Total: $FREE

Fiber One chewy bars 5ct. 
($3 ECB) - $3.99
$0.50/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars (printable coupon)
Total: $0.49 (Limit 1)

WUC - Walgreens Early Preview + Deals

Walgreens Deals at WUC - Early preview of Walgreens Ad for 10/14 with coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. 

Here are a few highlighted deals from the Walgreens Ad 11/14 - 11/21
Kids EEZE Cough & Cold Relief (12 ct.) (get $4.99 RR) - $4.99
Total: $FREE after RR

Infusion 23 Hair Care (get $3 RR) - $5.99
$1/1 Infusium 23 Hair Care in 10/14 SS
Total: $1.99 after RR

Monday, November 8, 2010

Review - Sony Ericsson's Vivaz HD Cell Phone

Sony Ericsson has been a favorite brand of mine when it comes to phones. I can remember my second cell phone at 14 was a Sony Ericsson, as I was attracted to it because of the fun design and look. I had the opportunity to review a Sony Ericsson's Vivaz, which is available via AT&T. I found both pros and cons, more on that below. From their Press Release,
"With Vivaz™, AT&T customers can capture spontaneous moments and memories instantly with two quick camera keys – video and photo, which lock focus on the action as soon as it starts. Pre-loaded links to YouTube™ and Picasa™ Web Albums make it easy to upload HD videos and high resolution photos for sharing with friends and even the world.

In addition to its superb imaging features, Vivaz is loaded with applications to keep customers connected to their world. Topping that list is AT&T Social Net, allowing customers to share exciting moments with friends– on Facebook®, MySpace™ and Twitter®– all through one simple application. Other highlights include Wi-Fi®, aGPS with AT&T Navigator®, Stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology, and Vlingo® voice recognition interface for searching the Web, composing"
Sony Ericsson's Vivaz cell phone is slim (4.2 x 2.0 x 0.5 inches) and at a mere 4.2 oz., lightweight. It is available in Cosmic Black, Moon Silver, Pink, Ruby Red and Galaxy Blue, the latter which is the color I received it in. The colors on its 360x640 pixel screen are very deep and livid. Vivaz comes complete with a 3.2” nHD 16 million color touchscreen. The phone has a 75MB integrated memory with an extension slot for a MicroSD card (up to 32GB supported). It runs on Symbian S60 OS, which looks quite dated and with its resistive touch screen, makes it difficult to use. Top pro, the phone has a dual-use charging cord that connects to the wall charger and can be used as a USB connection.

In comparison, I have an HTC 8525 smartphone, which is quite old, but its Windows 6 OS (operating system) and UI (user interface) is much more user-friendly. Considering my HTC was released back in 2006, the Sony Ericsson's Vivaz, which was released September 2010, should not be having complaints and negative reviews for UI and its OS.

The Vivaz features many great apps, including the one for YouTube which I enjoy a lot. However, the videos were somewhat choppy when streaming them on the phone.  The phone also has great features, including 5 homescreens (dedicated Twitter homepage, media viewing homepage, ect.), GPS, WIFI, Bluetooth and even the ability to listen to the Radio by connecting your headphones to the 3.5mm audio jack. It also features a full web browser that is very difficult to get use to. The text is tiny and the scroll bars are so thin you'd need the stylus to use is efficiently, which I think highly defeats the point of a touchscreen phone.

As noted before, my HTC 8525 has a 2mp camera and horrible choppy video recording. This is one point where my phone comes no where near the Sony Ericsson's Vivaz, and neither do many phones that have been released in the last couple of years. The Vivaz has an amazing 8.1mp camera and is one of the few phones on the market that record video in 720p HD.There are two dedicated buttons on the right side of the phone for "video" and "camera", which certainly comes in handy. Above are a couple of sample shots I took while reviewing the phone. Although it is 8.1mp, some photos seem out of sync. The color in bright sun, I noticed, make some details disappear on my pictures. The camera has a couple of shoot modes; normal mode, panorama (which is amazing), smile detector and touch capture.

I have taken plenty of videos and am just amazed at the quality. My family and friends were amazed at the quality as well, we shot videos in the dark, in daylight, and while only the videos shot in the dark were a tiny bit grainy, the others turned out great and when imported to my computer were crisp and the sound was actually very good for a cell phone. I hate to say it, but this phone shoots better videos than my Kodak 10mp Camera. It has continuous autofocus when recording videos.Another neat feature is that you can upload videos on youtube, straight from your phone. Below you will see a quick video sample I made to show some great qualities this HD video recording phone has, be sure to watch in 720p by selecting it below:
Overall, there is no doubt that the phone is attractive and has an amazing camera and HD recording capabilities, but it certainly lacks in some departments. UI is an important factor when I, or anyone I know, choose to buy a new phone. I don't like being frustrated using my phone trying to find simple tools like the calculator or even change my ringtone, and that is what I feel with the Vivaz's unfriendly UI. However, the camera and video recording capabilities are amazing, and its what it seems Sony Ericsson focused on while developing this phone. Hopefully Sony Ericsson will improve on these points and continue producing their amazing video/camera phones in the future. The Sony Ericsson is available at AT&T for $79.99 (see restriction(s) at ATT.com). A big thanks for the opportunity to review the Vivaz. :)

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive the product in question, from the company or their representing  PR company,  free of charge in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and I have provided a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.

Midterms, Internet Cut, & Cold Weather :)

So, my internet was in and out and all over the place over the weekend. Really put me behind but I'll catch up soon! Its "Midterm" season, lol. I only have 1 left, but I'm not worried about it. I'm 99% sure I'll be receiving an "A" :)

I'm in such a good mood today, I had breakfast with some friends and we decided on heading over to Winchell's :) I absolutely love those Sausage, Egg and Cheese Croissants! Topped it with a Banana Nut Muffin and Passion Fruit Chilla. Yummy! Even better was that the super-nice Cashier offered me a FREE blueberry glazed fritter for giving him what he said was, "the best morning conversation and smile today", it really pays off being nice :) In return, I gave the free fritter to my friend at school who said he had nothing to eat that morning. :)

L.A. has FINALLY hit cold weather season. I already brought out my gloves, but i need to get a scarf, nice jacket and new shoes :) I love the cold weather! The leaves on the trees are turning a beautiful bright red! I also found my flowers are still blooming like crazy, I just love plants :)  

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Blog Hops For The Week Of November 7, 2010

Another week of Blog Hops nicely organized into a NEW convenient post :) lol. Join us, make new friends, and find new blogs! This is my 18th week. Wow! :)

As part of my 6-Month Blogiversary, I'm sponsoring a $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway! Just in time for the Holiday Season :) I hope you guys drop by and enter for your chance to win! :) It ends 11/30. To enter, click the image below:

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