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Friday, May 13, 2011

Review - EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale

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Whats one critical product you need to help you lose weight? Without a doubt, it had to be a bathroom scale. Before I started my Nutrisystem journey 3 weeks ago we had only 1 bathroom scale. It was old and not digital. This never bothered me because I NEVER used it. There was no way to properly track every pound I lost with it, so getting the chance to review the EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Baathroom Scale was GREAT timing.

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The EatSmart digital bathroom scale came with 4 AAA batteries so it was ready to use. I am STILL surprised at how thin this scale actually is, compared to the old bulky non-digital one we had. At only an inch off the ground, it is very low-profile. I store it in the corner of the bathroom and the door opens right over over it, eliminating the need to keep moving it. The scale is quite light, at only 3.6lbs., and sturdy, made out of aluminum and plastic. The scale also features a 3.6" LCD back-lit (cool blue) display that allows you to see it in the dark, four high-gauge Precision G sensors (to accurately measure weight up to 400lbs)., and step-on technology.

With an accurate readout of 0.2lb. I have been able to track my weight loss these past weeks. I have found no problems with the bathroom scale and find it extremely convenient. People are advised not to weigh themselves everyday, but knowing how much I weight in the morning and how it fluctuates throughout the day after eating is just something I enjoy keeping track of too. Its so easy and to use, step on and BAM, there you have your weight. I'm glad I no longer have to ask someone to get close to the floor only to estimate my weight on those tiny bars on regular scales. Available for only $32.95 (on sale, from $64.95) on Amazon, the bathroom scale is a great deal.

EatSmart has great products to help you get or stay healthy. From kitchen scales, to bathroom scales that measure your body weight percentage, bone mass percentage, body fat percentage, etc. EatSmart is not only dedicated to providing us with products to help us, they also help others. Every month EatSmart's Facebook followers to recommend a Charity or Cause. By clicking on their Amazon Link (where you can also buy their products) they generate referral money through Amazon Associates, of which 100% of the proceeds are donated to the chosen charity or cause for that month. May 2011 is the month they donate to the National Fibromyalgia Association. A huge thanks to EatSmart for providing me with the scale to review. Its getting its daily usage by myself and sibling that just love to check their weight now too. :)

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.

Doles California Cook-Off! Hurry & Enter, Ends May 15th!

Do you have a mouth-watering grilled dish that incorporates Dole products? Have you heard about the 2011 Dole California Cook-Off Grilling Contest? Dole is looking for delectable dishes that incorporate their products for a Cook-Off Grilling Contest to be held in Los Angeles. If you think you have one on your hands, head on over to Facebook.com/Dole to enter you recipe! 

The contest ends Sunday, May 15th. If you're chosen as a finalist, you'll get an all-expense paid trip to my area of the world, Los Angeles, California for 3-days / 2-nights. You'll meet up with Celebrity Chef Ben Ford to compete for the cook-off Champion Tittle and a $2,500 cash prize! The cook-off will take place at The Grove, which is one of the most beautiful outdoor malls around here. I wish I had one to enter, all we can grill is burgers, hot dogs and cinnamon pineapples, lol!

Not a cook? You can also enter to be a Fan Judge and win an a 3-day / 2-night all-expense paid trip to Hollywood with a $500 cash prize. The Fan Judge will be among Chef Ben Ford and other distinguished judges helping to crown the winner of the cook-off! 

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I will be compensated with coupons from Dole. I received no other compensation for my this post nor was I under any obligation to post it. This post provides information for my readers about a contest being held by Dole..

Target Coupons in 5/15 Newspaper

Some of you guys can expect to receive (0) new Target Coupons in your Smart Source or Red Plum in this Sunday's newspaper. Listed in bold black are the Target Coupons. You can stack a Target Q with a Manufacturer Q for better savings, see Target 101. Remember, coupons might be regional so you might have different value amounts, different coupons or none at all.
Remember, I did not receive any in my area, but you might because they are regional. Send me an email if you guys fine some Target Qs in YOUR papers this weekend :)

Target Weekly Ad for 5/15 - 5/22

Here is a partial list of deals for the Target Weekly Ad of May 15, 2011 I don't list the whole ad, just Grocery, Pets, Beauty and Household. 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.

(See "Beauty / Health" section for a Gift Card deal on select Frozen Food this week)
Fresh Blueberries, Package (1-pint) $2.99
Fresh Red Seedless Grapes, Package (2lb.) $3.58
Grade A Large Eggs (1doz.) $1.19
Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Lunchmeat (7-8oz.) $2.99
-$1/2 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh or Shaved Meats 5/15 SS
Sutton & Dodge Petite Sirloin Steak $5.99/lb.
Hormel Always Tender Original Pork Tenderloin (18.4oz.) 2 for $10
-$1/1 Hormel Always Tender Flavored Meat 5/8 SS
-$1/1 Hormel Always Tender Product (printable)

Get (1) FREE Special K Item Listed wyb (4) Special K Items Listed:
Special K Chocolatey Delight (13.4oz.) or Red Berries (12oz.) Cereal $2.95
-$5/1 Women’s Swim Apparel Item wyb 4 Kellogg’s Special K Items Target Q x5/24
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Special K Cereals 11.4 oz+ 5/1 RP x6/12
-$1/3 Kellogg’s cereal 10 oz+ 4/17 RP x5/29
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Special K Cereals 11.4 oz+ (printable)

Oroweat 100% Whole Wheat Bread (24oz.) $3.19
Fiber One (5ct.) or Nature Valley (6 or 10ct.) Granola Bars $2.50
-$1/2 Nature Valley or Fiber One Bars Target Q x5/24
-$0.50/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars 5/1 SS
-$1/2; $0.75/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars 3/27 SS
-$0.50/1 Nature Valley Granola Bars Everyday Saver (printable)
-$0.50/1 Fiber One Chewy Bars Everyday Saver (printable)
-$0.50/2 Fiber One 90 Calorie Chewy Bars 5/1 SS
-$1/2; $0.40/1 Fiber One Chewy or 90 Calorie Chewy Bars 4/3 SS

Skippy Peanut Butter (15 or 16.3oz.) $1.85
Orbit, Stride or Trident Gum (3pk.) 2 for $4
Market Pantry Cookies (10oz.) or Candy (15.75oz.) $1.75
Archer Farms Fruit Strips (10ct.), Granola Bites (15ct.) $2.49

Get (1) FREE Archer Farms Chips (8-14oz.) wyb Any (3) Coca-Cola Bottles (8pk., 12oz.)
Coca-Cola Products; Bottles (8pk., 12oz.) 3 for $11

FREE $5 Gift Card wyb Any (2) Lipton and Starbucks Items Listed:
Lipton Teas (12pk., 16.9oz.) or Starbucks Frappucchino (4pk., 9.5oz.) $5.99
-$2/2 Starbucks Frappuccino or Double Shot 5/1 Moments to Save Insert

Coca-Cola Products; Cans (12pk.) 3 for $10
Market Pantry White Milk (1gal.) $3
Dunkin' Donuts Coffee (11 or 12oz.) $7.49
-$1.50/1 Dunkin' Donuts Coffee 4/17 RP
Vitaminwater (20oz.) or Smartwater (1-liter) 1o for $10
Dasani Water (24pk., 16.9oz.) $3.99

Beauty / Health:
FREE $5 Gift Card wyb Any (4) Personal Care Items or Frozen Meals Listed:
Suave Shampoo and Conditioner (14.5oz., 2pk.) or Kid's Detangler (10.5oz.) $3.49
Degree (2.6-3oz.) or Dove (2.8 or 3oz.) Deodorant $3.49
-$1/1 Degree Men or Women’s Deodorant ETS Target Q x6/11
-$1/1 Degree for Women Premium Deodorant or Body Mist 4/17 RP x5/15
-$1/1 Degree Men Adrenaline Series Deodorant 4/17 RP x5/15
-$1/1 Degree Men or Women Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant 4/17 RP x5/15
-$1/1 Dove Ultimate/ Clinical Protection Deodorant (printable)
Dove Beauty Bar Soap (8pk.) $8.49
Bertolli Frozen Meals (21-24oz.) $5.89
-$1.75/2 Bertolli Frozen Meals (printable)
PF Changs Frozen Meals (22oz.) $6.49 

L'Oreal EverSleek, EverPure or EverStrong Shampoo or Conditioner (8.5oz.) $5.99
-$1/1 L'Oreal Ever Sleek,Ever Pure, Ever Strong Shampoo or Conditioner 5/15 RP
Vaseline Cocoa Butter Body Lotion (10oz.) $2.50
Up & Up Sunscreen Spray (2pk., 12oz.) $9.59
Pond's (30ct.) or Garnier Nutri-Pure (25ct.) Cleansing Towelettes $4.49
-$1.50/1 Pond’s Skin Care Item ETS Target Q x6/7
-$1.50/1 Pond’s Cream, Towelette or Cleansing Product ETS (printable)
Colgate (5.8-7.8oz. OR 2pk., 6.4oz.), Crest (4.1-8oz.), Arm & Hammer (6 or 7.5oz.) Toothpaste $2.99
-$1/1; $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste 4 oz+ 5/1 SS
-$1/1 Crest 4.oz.+ Toothpaste 5/1 P&G 
-$0.75/1 Arm & Hammer Toothpaste or Mentadent Product 5/8 SS 
Opti-Free RepleniSH Value Pack (20oz.) $14.49
-$1.50/1 Opti-Free Replenish Solution 3/27 RP
Systane Ultra Eye Drops, Twin Pack (20mL) $14.49
-$2/1 Systane Product (printable)
Up & Up Flex Fabric Bandage (30ct.) $2.44
K-Y Yours+Mine (3oz.) $14.99 
-$7/1 K-Y Product (Facebook printable)
-$5/1 K-Y Product (printable)

FREE $5 Gift Card wyb (2) Schick Razors or Cartridges Listed:
Schick Hydro 5 or Quattro For Women Razor $7.49 
-$2/1 Schick Quattro for Women Razor or Refill 4/17 SS

FREE $5 Gift Card wybAny (3) Feminine Care Products Listed:
Always Ultra-Thin Pads (32ct.) or Tampax Tampons  (40ct.) $5.54
-$0.50/1 Always Pad, Clean or Feminine Cleansing Cloth 5/1 P&G
-$0.50/1 Always Pantiliners 34 ct.+ 5/1 P&G
-$1/1 Always Infinity 5/1 P&G
-$1/1 Tampax Pearl or Tampax Pearl Compak 18 ct+ 5/1 P&G
-$0.50/1 Tampax 18 ct.+ 5/1 P&G
-$1/1 Tampax 20 ct+ P&G Everyday Savings Booklet x6/30

Gas-X Softgels (50ct.) or Prevacid (14ct.) $10.49
-$1/1 Gas-X Product 4/17 SS
-$3/1 Prevacid 24HR Product 4/17 SS or (printable)
Nature Made Fish Oil Burp-Less Softgels (60ct.), Vitamin D 2000 IU Tablets (100ct.) or Multi For Her Liquid Softgels (60ct.) $5
-$1/1 Nature Made Fish Oil (printable)
-$1/1 Nature Made Vitamin D (printable)
FREE $5 Gift Card wyb Any (2) Paper Products Or Huggies Listed:
Viva Giant-Roll Paper Towels (12pk.) $14.99
-$1/1 Viva Paper Towels 8- to 12-pk. Target Q x5/28
-$0.50/2 Viva Paper Towels Big Roll Packages (printable)
*Play the Viva Grab & Grasp” Game for a chance at up to a $2/1 8 pack+ coupon
Scott 1,000 Sheet or Extra Soft Triple Roll (24pk.) $14.99
-$1/1 Scott Bath Tissue 5/8/2011 SS 
Cottonelle Double Roll (30pk.) $14.99
-$0.50/1 Cottonelle Bath Tissue (printable)
Huggies Snug & Dry, Little Movers, Little Snugglers, Pure & Natural Pull-Ups or Overnites Big Pack Diapers $19.79
-FREE $5 Gift Card wyb 2 Huggies Little Movers 48 ct+ Target Q 3/27 SS
-$1.50/1 Huggies Pull Ups 4/17 SS 
-$2/1 Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants (printable)
-$2.50/1 Huggies Diapers 48-ct. or larger Target Q x4/9*
-$2/1 Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers Diapers 2/27 SS x3/26
-$1.50/2 Huggies Diapers 3/20 SS x4/16
-$2/2 Huggies Little Movers or Little Snugglers Diapers 3/20 SS x4/16

-$3/1 Huggies Diapers Any 60 count or Larger (printable)   

Quilted Nothern Ultra Plush Double-Roll Bath Tissue (12pk.) $6.49
Up & Up Giant-Roll Paper Towels (8pk.) $9.99
Gain Liquid (150oz.) or Powder (95-120-load) Laundry Detergent $14.99
-$1/1 Gain Laundry Detergent 5/1 P&G
Cheer Liquid (150oz.) Laundry Detergent $14.99
-$1/1 Cheer Detergent 4/17 RP
Tide Laundry Detergent (75oz.) or Stain Release Duo Pacs (28ct.) $8.99
-$0.75/1 Tide Laundry Detergent ETS Target Q 5/8 SS x6/18
-$0.35/1 Tide Detergent 5/1 P&G
-$1/1 Tide Detergent P&G Everyday Savings x6/30
-$1/1 Tide Stain Release ETS Target Q 5/8 SS x6/18
-$1/1 Tide Stain Release 5/1 P&G 
-$3/1 Tide Stain Release 15-34ct. Duo Pacs or 36-68oz. Liquid 5/1 P&G
Downy Fabric Softener (130-150-load) $8.99
-$0.25/1 Downy Liquid Fabric Softener or Dryer Sheets 5/1 P&G
Clorox Bleach (82-96oz.) 2 for $5
Lysol Wipes (35ct.) or Cleaners (24-40oz.) $2.29
-$1/2 Lysol Bathroom Cleaners 4/17/2011 SS
-$1/2 Lysol Disinfecting Wipes 4/17/2011 SS

Up & Up Food Storage Bags or Aluminum Foil $2.49
Up & Up Tableware; Plates, Napkins, Cups, Cutlery In Seasonal Designs $2.99
Puffs Lotion, Soft & Strong Cube (4pk., 56ct.) or Basic (3pk., 200ct.), Lotion (3pk., 124ct.) Facial Tissue $4.49

(See "Home" section for a Gift Card deal on Huggies this week)
Up & Up Probiotic Advantage Powder Formula (40oz.) $19.99

FREE $5 Gift Card wyb Any (2) at Items Listed:
Tidy Cats Litter (35lb.) $11.99 
-$1.10/1 Purina Tidy Cats Brand Cat Litter (printable)
-$1/1 Tidy Cats Brand Cat Litter (printable)
Purina Cat Chow (16lb.) $11.99
-$2/2 Purina Cat Chow or Kitten Chow 3/20 RP

Pedigree Dog Food (40lb.) $19.99
-$2/1 Pedigree Food for Dogs 5/1 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, May 11, 2011

WUC - Coupon Preview Wednesday For 5/15

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 (2) Coupon Inserts. The previews are already available below, so click to get a very early preview :)

Coupon Previews from WUC:

Target coupons in 5/15 Newspaper:*
Will be updated if any are found.
*Target Coupons may be regional

WUC has a pay-per-click Affiliates Program. If you're interested click here to join. New sign ups get a $3 bonus! If you do, please list "SSBucks" as your referrer and let me know you did. Thanks

WUC - CVS Early Preview + Deals

CVS Deals on WeUseCoupons Early preview of the CVS Ad for 5/15 with coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the CVS Ad 5/15 - 5/22:

Speedstick Stainguard Deodorant (2.3 - 2.7oz.) (get $2 RR) - $2.99
-$0.50/1 Speed Stick or Lady Speed Anti/perspirant/Deodorant 5/1 SS
-$0.50 Speedstick (printable)

Total: $0.49 after ECB and coupon (Limit 1)
John Frieda Precision Foam Color (get $2 RR) - $11.99
-$4/1 John Freida Precision Color Scanner Coupon
-$5/1 John Frieda Precision Foam Color 5/1 SS

Total: $0.99 - $4.99 after ECB and coupon(s) (Limit 1)
Dial or Tone Bar Soap (2-3pk.) (get $1 RR) - $1.88
Total: $0.88 after ECB (Limit 1)

WUC - Walgreens Early Preview + Deals

Walgreens Deals at WUC - Early preview of Walgreens Ad for 5/15 w/ coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the Walgreens Ad 5/15 - 5/22:
Oscar Mayer Deli Creations (8.6 or 7.1oz.), Lunchables (9.7 or 9.8oz.) (get $1 RR) - 2/$3
-$1/2 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh or Shaved Meats 5/15 SS
Total: $0.50 wyb two after RR and coupons
Colgate ProClinical White Toothpaste (get $4 RR) 2/$6
-$1/1 Colgate ProClinical 4oz. or larger 5/15 SS
Total: FREE wyb two after RR and coupons
BOGO - Werther, Starburst, Life Savers or Skittles - $2.29
-$1/2 Starburst or Life Savers Jellybeans, 13oz+ 4/10 RP
Total: $0.65 each wyb two after RR and coupon

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What Is Your REAL Age?

While browsing around, I came across Dr. Oz's RealAge survey that asks you questions about your Health, Feelings, Diet and Fitness to  calculate your RealAge. I took the test just 5 minutes ago and was a little disappointed that my RealAge was in my late-30s, I am only 22. During the fitness part of the survey I put that I regularly exercise and eat healthy now, I'd hate to do it over during my pre-Nutrisystem time, I'm sure my RealAge would then of been somewhere near late-40s. Thanks goodness I am changing my eating and exercise habits, I am surely taking years of my life BACK. The test and results are FREE, no need to pay for anything.

Nonetheless, the survey is quite fast and fun :) Millions have taken Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen’s RealAge Test. Find out how old you really are!

Monday, May 9, 2011

My Nutrisystem Weekly Weigh-In (Week #2)

I honestly can't believe its already been two weeks, I almost forgot to write up this weekly weigh-in post, lol. I did have a point towards the end of the week where I got a little off-track. One single slice of pizza and one burger were used as a replacement on two occasions. I was still within my daily calorie intake of 1,100 - 1,300. I have never gone over while on Nutrisystem. I have been educating myself this week about food and calories and exercise. Apparently, burning more calories than you consume is ideal for losing weight. I thought I wouldn't have time to possibly do that, but worked out today (even though Monday is official the 1st day of the next Nutrisystem week) for an hour. I burned 503 calories with the EA Sports Active 2 game for the XBOX 360 Kinect (review coming next week). I figure if I can work out at least an hour a day I can burn off a good chunk of calories I consume in a day, as opposed to the 150-300 calories I was burning 3-4 days for the past 2 weeks. I'm going to make it a goal to do this daily or at least 6 days a week. I love the game, I got it Thursday the 28th and have burned over 2,500 calories already.

This past week I was able to taste some new Nutrisystem foods. Likes: Glazed Chicken Tenders, Salisbury Steak with Macaroni and Cheese, Cheese Tortellini, Creamy Fudge Bar. Dislike: Homestyle Pancakes, Three Cheese Pasta w/ Chicken. I also tried the Orange Creme Bar which I thought was O.K.. So far, the Three Cheese Pasta w/ Chicken is the ONLY meal I absolutely couldn't stomach, it disgusted me. As for my add-ins, Its still hard to eat 4 servings of veggies so I bought a bottle of V8-Juice, I couldn't stomach that either, go figure. However, I tried green beans this week and surprisingly don't hate them. Soda and coffee have been completely cut out of my life for now. I drink water, straight, or add Crystal Light Fruit Punch or Hawaiian Punch Grape and Lememberry Squeeze On-The-Go pouches. They are only 10 calories a pouch. I have noticed drinking this much water is clearing up my face (I used to occasionally get red dry areas on my cheeks or random bumps but don't have acne) and I don't get headaches much anymore. I just feel GREAT cutting the soda out.

This week has been great, even though I steered away a little towards the end of the week I am STILL within my daily calorie intake, which has consistently been below 1,300. My pants already are feeling looser and I can squeeze (very tightly, lol) into my old pants that are 4 sizes below my actual size. I look forward to putting them on in just a couple months! As I previously mentioned, I will be reviewing EA Sports Active 2 game for the XBOX 360 Kinect soon, its what I've been using to get my exercise in and its been wonderful. I got the game on Thursday the 28th and have burned over 2,500 calories already. I really push myself for EACH work out and it has been showing on the scale. Thanks to the people over at EatSmart, I now have the EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale, now i get a precise amount of what I've lost. I will also be reviewing this great scale later on this week! :) Don't forget to Check out my entire Nutrisystem Journey and photos on Flickr! Now its time, my weight loss for my 2nd week on NutriSystem:

Weight Loss:  
-6.2 lbs.[4/25 - 5/1]
-3.1 lbs.[5/2 - 5/8]
Total: 9.3 lbs.
Nutrisystem Nation Bloggers:
I want to say HELLO to my fellow Nutrisystem Nation Bloggers! I read their blogs and their ups & downs with the system! Don't forget to check them out! Trisha @ Makeup Files, Heather @ Living On Love & Cents, Di @ Free Sample Mama, Lisa @ Mommy & Me Giveaways, Carmen @ Closer To Lucy, Sara @ Dealicious Mom, Brett @ This Mama Loves Her Bargains
Want to join me on the Nutrisystem Program? Sign up online or call 1-888-853-4689!

Disclaimer: As a part of the "Nutrisystem Nation Blogger" Program, Nutrisystem is providing their food, services and program to me free of charge in exchange for blogging about my experience. Opinions are my own and I will provide only fair and honest reviews.

Blog Hops For The Week Of May 9, 2011

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 43rd week! Wow! Super long time! 

Make sure you guys check out the "Quick Links" on the left sidebar for the Target Weekly Ad with coupon match-ups and coupon previews (updated every Wednesday).

Click on "Read More" below:

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