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Saturday, September 17, 2011

NEW Target Coupons On ShopKick App!

More NEW Target coupons available on the ShopKick App today. Don't know what ShopKick is? ShopKick is an app available for iPhone and Android devices for FREE. You get points for walking into certain stores and scanning items, you can then redeem the points for gift cards or use them to donate to worthy causes :) I love this app, and another wonderful thing is that they post Target mobile coupons via the ShopKick App. The Target coupons on ShopKick are different from the mobile coupons, insert and website Target coupons.

How to redeem? Simply click "Use This" then you will see the barcode which the cashier should scan. You will have 12 hours to use it after tapping "Use This" or else it expires, so I suggest you click "Use This" only when you're already at the store!
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I'm not sure how often they update their Target coupons on ShopKick but its a nice surprise when you find them on there! :) As of this morning, they posted 7 NEW Target Coupons and they all expire 9/30.
  • 30% Off Rock Star Mickey Target Q 
  • 10% Off Team Sports Item (Basketballs pictured) Target Q
  • $5/1 NHL Apparel Item $15 or more Target Q
  • $1/2 Market Pantry Granola Bars of Fruit Snacks Target Q
  • $1.50/2 Archer Farms Train Mix and Nuts Target Q 
  • $1.59/3 Archer Farms Chips Target Q
  • $2/20 Digital Foto Prints 4x6 Target Q 
Use code "RABBIT7476" to earn an extra 50 kick bucks when you download the ShopKick app on your iPhone or Android phone. To redeem this code and your kick bucks, download the ShopKick app and go to the "Me" tab on the app to enter the code under "Got A Promo Code?" :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Review - Coby VZon MP957 HD Media Player

Coby VZon MP957 HD Media Player
I've been on the prowl for some great products for our upcoming trip in December. Since we are traveling with the entire family, we need things to keep my 5 and 9 y/o siblings entertained during the 6+ hour flight. Naturally, a portable DVD player came to mind, but when I got the chance to review Coby's media player, I didn't know which would be better! We received the Coby VZon MP957 HD Media Player to review. Off the bat, this thing looks great, handy size, but with a small 5" screen, I didn't know if it would be worthwhile. I'll start off with the contents available in the box, and this was a big plus for Coby, as the VZon MP957 comes with handy cables. Included were Stereo Earphones, USB Cable, AC Adapter, Black Protective Pouch, Remote Control and an HDMI Cable.

This small but powerful device packs 4gb of internal flash memory with an additional expansion for micro SB cards. The internal memory was enough for me to pack 2 seasons of Are You Afraid Of The Dark, which has a total of about 22 episodes about 25min. in length, with room to spare. All this is viewed on a 5" TFT LCD screen (800 x 480 resolution) that has the ability to display movies in 1080p HD quality. One thing I love about it is that it is a true MEDIA player, I have loaded a couple ebooks to read, it has a functional calendar, FM radio and storage to view pictures and listen to music. Loading media on the device is simple, you can also load it onto an existing microSD card and pop it in.
Coby VZson MP957
The Coby VZon MP957 comes with handy cables, ports and outputs, including 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD slot, video output, MiniUSB port, and HDMI output to watch your content on a big screen. That is where the handy little remote control comes in, and handy it is. It feels a bit delicate to me, but we don't really use it. The device also has integrated stereo speakers, and the volume is quite loud when set at highest volume. I've tested out its rechargeable internal battery and have gotten about 3-1/2 hours of play time on the highest brightness setting, which isn't really enough, I wish it were able to give more play time on its charge. Its small size is what I love about it. It will surely be on my carry-on luggage loaded with movies and shows for my siblings to watch.

As for the MP957's interface, it takes some time to get used to it. Holding it in your hands you can't help but touch the screen to click something, but it is not a touch screen. Everything is done with the handy navigational button on the top of the device, where the power button, ESC, forward, back and menu button are located. Its interface is difficult for kids to use, my little brother who is 9 had a hard time, and he is very handy with electronics. The screen, despite only being 5", it surprisingly accommodating. Also, big pro is that the LCD is NOT glossy whatsoever, which tends to glare when watching or reading off the screen. No messy fingerprints to wipe off either. A huge thanks to Coby for the opportunity to review their MP957. Although we have found a few cons with the product, we think the pros outweigh them. This is a great little device with a wonderful high resolution screen that will surely keep little eyes busy and entertained when traveling in any form. It retails for about $99.99 but can be found cheaper on Amazon or other online retailers.

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.

Target Weekly Ad for 9/18 - 9/24

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Here is a partial list of deals for the Target Weekly Ad of September 18, 2011 I don't list the whole ad, just Grocery, Pets, Beauty, Household. Mainly, only sections that contains items that can be matched with coupons. Remember, Ads may vary, I'm in the Los Angeles Area in Southern California.

New to couponing at Target? Check out the Target 101 starter post for info and policies.

Fresh Seedless Grapes, Bag (1.5lb.) $2.09 or $1.39/lb.
Fresh xpress Hearts of Romaine Bagged Salad (10oz.) 2 for $5
Gold'n Plump Fresh Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breasts (20oz.) $4.99
-$1/1 Gold’n Plump All Natural Chicken zip 76109 (printable)
TGI Friday's Frozen Appetizers (12 - 17.4oz.) 2 for $9 
-$1.50/1 TGI Friday’s Green Bean Fries 8/14 SS
-$1.50/1 TGI Friday’s Stuffed Jalepenos 15 oz 8/14 SS
Marie Callener's or Healthy Choice Frozen Meals 4 for $10
-$1/3 Marie Callender’s Single Serve Frozen Meals (printable)
-$1/3 Healthy Choice Complete Meals (printable)
Jimmy Deal D-light Breakfast Sandwiches (4pk.) $4.99
-$1/1; $0.75/1 Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sandwich or Jimmy D’s Product 8/28 RP
-$1/1; $0.75/1 Jimmy Dean’s Jimmy D’s Product 7/31 RP
-$0.75/1 Jimmy D’s Product (printable)
Stouffer's Frozen Lasagna (38oz.) $6.49
-$1.50/1 Stouffer’s frozen entree 30- to 96-oz. Target Q x10/4
-$1/1 Stouffer’s Family Size Or Skillet Entree (printable)

FREE Snack Bars Listed wyb Any (4) Listed Below:
Fiber One Oats & Chocolate (5ct.), Nature Valley Oats 'N Honey Bars (6pk.) 4 for $10
-$0.75/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars 6 ct+ or Nut Clusters MQ (printable)
-$1/2; $0.75/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars 6 ct+ 9/11 GM x11/5
-$1/2; .75/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars 6 ct+ 8/7 GM x10/1

-$0.75/2 Nature Valley Granola Bars (printable)
-$1/2; $0.40/1 General Mills Fiber One Bars 8/7 GM x10/1
-$0.40/1 Fiber One Bars 7/17 SS x9/10

Breyer's Ice Cream (1.5qt.) $3.25
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream $3.25
-$1/2 Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Sorbet, Frozen Yogurt (printable)
Oscar Mayer Lunchables With Fruit (6.6-8.2oz.) $2.39
Lindt's Lindor Truffles (5.1oz.) 3 for $9.99
Kellogg's Frosted Flakes (14oz.) or Frosted Mini Wheats Cereal (18oz.) $2.75*
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereals 10.8 oz+ Target Q 8/21 SS x9/24
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats 8/28 RP x10/9
-$1/3 Kellogg’s Cereals: Including Frosted Flakes 8/28 RP x10/9
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereals 8.7 oz+ any 8/7 RP x9/18
Frito-Lay Multipack (20-22ct.) $5.49*
Halloween Oreo Cookies (16.6oz.) $2.79
Snickers Big Bag (22.55oz.) or Reese's Jumbo Bag (19.5oz.) $4.49
-$1/3 Mars Fun-Size Candy Bags 4.5-oz. or larger Target Q x10/8
Skittles (11.18oz) or Brach's Autumn Mix (24oz.) Fall Candy 2 for $4

Coca-Cola Products; Cans (12pk.) 3 for $12
Market Pantry Water (24pk., 16.9oz.) $2.99

Beauty / Health:
FREE Oral-B Manual Toothbrush wyb Any $2.99+ Crest Toothpaste:
Crest Toothpaste (4.6 - 8oz.) $2.99
-$2/1 Select Crest, Scope or Oral-B 9/11 SS
-$1/1 Crest Toothpaste 4 oz+ excl Cavity, Baking Soda, Tartar 8/28 P&G
-$1/1 Oral-B Pro-Health For Me CrossAction or Pulsar Manual Brush 8/28 P&G

Click "Read More..." Below To See The Rest Of The Target Ad:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Great #Deal - Panda Cuddlee Pet ONLY $10 Shipped!

Panda Cuddlee
This adorable Panda Cuddlee pet is a pillow AND stuffed animal in one! They retail for $19.99 but there is a deal to make them only $7.99. Shipping is ONLY $2 so you get a super cute Panda Cuddlee shipped to your house for only $9.99! That is a great savings! You can even hide them and wrap em' up for Christmas :) Get your Panda Cuddlee for Only $7.99 here.

The Panda Cuddlee measures 15 x 15, a nice size for a pillow and stuffed pet duo! They have velcro straps to transform them from a pillow, to a stuffed pet. These are great for traveling, I already know my little sister will LOVE it :)

This deal ends on 9/16 at 11:59 PM so hurry and buy yours!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

FREE $5 Subway Footlong via Offermatic!

I recently came across Offermatic and LOVE IT! Offermatic is a bit like Ebates, but unlike Ebates, you don't have to wait for 3 months to get your money back. Offermatic has your cash back in your card within 7 days! How it works is you sign up, and upon signing up as a new customer, you have the choice of a FREE $5  Automatic Rebate of your choice: Target, iTunes, Gas Card, Nordstrom or Amazon.

Offermatic is offering a $5 rebate to Subway when you sign up! That makes for a FREE $5 Footlong Subway Sub of your choice (I suggest the Spicy Italian, yum!). You can also use the $5 rebate towards any other regular sub, in that case I recommend The Big Philly Cheesesteak or Chipolte Chicken Subs, I DIE for those!

IF you don't want a $5 rebate to Subway, feel free to sign up here to get a $5.00 Automatic Rebate to your choice of Target, iTunes Card, Gas Card, Nordstrom or Amazon! See my last post about Offermatic!

My 9/13 Target Shopping Round-Up (Saved 83%)

Target Shopping Round Up
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Another quick trip to Target to get some quick things. My younger sister made this trip. He keen eye for red tags (clearance tags) that she got from me paid off, as she found the 4-packs of Kleenex on clearance for $2.54. They were in what is left of the "Back-To-School" area where everything is 30% - 50%. Not to mention, its mostly wiped out too. I'm glad to hear that the Halloween an Christmas things are going up already. My trip:

Bought (10) SoBe Teas - $1.17
-Used (10) FREE SoBe Manufacturer Qs
Bought (1) Market Pantry Pasta (Fettuccine) - $1
-Used (1) $1/2 Target Qs
Bought (1) Market Pantry Sauce (Original) - $1 
Bought (2) Up & Up Ibuprofen Tablets - $1.12
-Used (2) $0.50/1 Target Qs
Bought (1) Kleenex, 4-Pack - (Reg. $2.99) On Clearance - $2.54
-Used (1) $0.50/1 Manufacturer Q
-&- (1) $1/1 Target Q
Bought (1) Bayer Tablets - $3.49
-Used (1) $1/1 Target Q -&- (1) $2/1 Manufacturer Q

Total - before coupons & sales: $22.42 | after sales & clearance: $3.77 (before tax) 

Saved: $18.65 -or- 83% 

Click Here to see my other Shopping Round-Up Trips and how much money I've saved on other trips.

WUC - Coupon Preview Wednesday For 9/18

WUC Logo
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 Student-Saving-Bucks. 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 preview(s) are already available below, so click to get a very early preview of the great coupons for this upcoming Sunday. 

Coupon Previews from WUC:
Red Plum (RP) 9/18
PepsiCo - Rumors of a PepsiCo insert are floating around. Last time we got a PepsiCo insert it had great Qs for SoBe Drink and other Pepsi products. Rumors say it will be here September or October, so make sure you check your papers for it!

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 for 9/18 - 9/24

CVS Deals on WUC Early preview of the CVS Ad for 9/18 w/ coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the CVS Ad 9/18 - 9/24: 

Revlon Super Lustrous, Moon Drops or ColorBurst Lip (get $5 ECB) - $6.49
-$1/1 Revlon Color Cosmetics 8/14 SS x9/18
Total: $0.49 after coupon & ECB (Limit 1)

Mitchum or Lady Mitchum Deodorant - $1.99
-$1/1 Mitchum Deodorant 8/21 or 9/11 SS
Total: $0.99 after coupons and ECB (Limit 1) 

Gold Emblem Candy Corn, Autumn Mix or Pumpkins (get $0.99 ECB) - $0.99
Total: FREE after ECB = Sunday 9/18 - Tuesday 9/20 Only (Limit 1)

WUC - Walgreens Early Preview + Deals for 9/18 - 9/24

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Walgreens Deals at WUC - Early preview of Walgreens Ad for 9/18 w/ coupon match-ups. The full Ad scan is available. Here are a few highlighted deals from the Walgreens Ad for the week of 9/18 - 9/24:
Blistex Cold & Allergy Lip Balm (get $2 RR) - $2
Total: FREE after RR 

Hylands Cold N Cough (get $5 RR) - $4.99
Total: FREE after RR

Aussie or Herbal Essence (get $2 RR) - 2 for $6
-$1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Products 8/7 RP
Total: $1 each wyb 2 after coupons and RR

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jif® - Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest

Peanut Butter is something we are always stocked with in my house, we absolutely love it. We also have some interesting recipes that included Jif Peanut Butter. Most people just make plain PB&J sandwiches, we don't. If you are like us, and have an interesting and creative sandwich recipe be sure to check out Jif's Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest for a chance to win some great prizes!

It is open now through October 12, 2011. Open to kids, age 6-12 who are legal residents of the U.S. Contestants are to enter their creative peanut bitter sandwich recipes for a chance to win a $25,000 College Fund plus an additional $10,000 for educational products and one Jif Peanut Butter gift basket. This is the 10th year Jif runs this contest, last year's winner won with her "Wushu Chicken Tacos", impressive sounding, right? So get your children and get their creative sandwich ideas running for this contest because it will be judged on creativity, taste, nutritional balance, visual appeal and ease of preparation. 

Runner-Ups and Finalists also get some great prizes; 4 Runner Ups will receive a $2,500 college fund and 1 Jif Peanut Butter gift basket each. The Five Remaining Online Finalists will each receive a Jif Peanut Butter gift basket worth $50! Five finalists will go on to compete in New York in March 2012. So make sure you enter before October 12 and head on over to Jif.com and complete the downloadable entry form.

El Concurso de Jif del Sándwich de Crema de Cacahuate Más Creativo esta abierto a niños entre 6 y 12 años que sean residentes legales de los Estados Unidos. Crean una receta original de sándwich con tu hijo/a utilizando crema de cacahuate Jif® Peanut Butter para participar. El gran premio es un fondo universitario de $25,000. Otro $10,000 para productos educativos y una cesta con productos Jif. Para más información y las reglas del concurso, visita JifEnEspanol.com

Disclaimer: I was NOT paid for this post, however I did receive a Jif Care Package,  from the company or their representing PR company, free of charge in exchange for mentioning the contest. All opinions are my own. I received no other compensation.

Monday, September 12, 2011

My 9/10 Target Shopping Round-Up (Saved 82% or $95)

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Made a quick trip this Saturday to Target. I had just gotten my Party Pack to host my Chef Boyardee party from HouseParty.com and had the wonderful idea of using the coupons they sent for my guests to buy cans and make little goodie bags with a can for each instead :) They were only $0.32 each after Qs! Also HAD to pick up the Operation game for my siblings, we had fun playing it when I got it home. Its nice to play a board-type game instead of being glued to the TV playing a video game, as much as I love them :) My trip:

Bought (10) Composition Books (Reg. $1) On Sale - $0.20
Bought (8) OFF! Active Spray Insect Repellent (Reg. $5.99) Clearance $1.74 
Bought (10) SoBe Teas - $1.17
-Used (10) FREE SoBe Manufacturer Qs
Bought (19) Chef Boyardee Cans - $0.82
-Used (6) FREE Chef Boyardee Qs
-&- (13) $0.50/1 Manufacturer Qs
Bought (3) Market Pantry Pasta (Fettuccine & Conch Shells) - $1
-Used (3) $1/2 Target Qs
Bought (3) Market Pantry Sauce (Original & Alfredo) - $1 
Bought (1) Oscar Mayer Beef Hot Dogs - $2.79
-Used (1) FREE Oscar Maybe Product Manufacturer Q
Bought (1) Market Pantry Frozen Pizza - $2.99
-FREE w/ Operation Game Purchase Promotion

Bought (1) Operation Game- $12.00
-Used (1) $4/1 Manufacturer Q

Bought (2) Up & Up Ibuprofen Tablets - $1.12
-Used (2) $0.50/1 Target Qs
Bought (2) Nesquick Chocolate Milk (16oz.) - $1.24
-Used (1) $1/2 Target Qs
Bought (2) Coca-Cola Bottles (20oz.) [not pictured] - $1.49
-Used (1) $1/2 Target Qs

Total - before coupons & sales: $116.68 | after sales & clearance: $21.83 (before tax) 

Saved: $94.85 -or- 82% 

Click Here to see my other Shopping Round-Up Trips and how much money I've saved on other trips.

GIVEAWAY - $50.00 Target Gift Card

Target Gift Card Giveaway
It's September! I use to have a self-sponsored giveaway set for you guys every other month on my Blogiversary Posts, but haven't posted any for a couple months. This month I decided to let YOU vote for which $50 Gift Card you would like to win. You guys voted on the poll on Facebook AND chose the $50 Target Gift Card, no surprise there, you guys are Target groupies like me, lol. I love them :)

So, this is an easy entry type giveaway. Make sure you guys do the required entry below before any optional entries. Thank you guys, all of you, for voting. I'll try to have more gift card for you guys to choose from next month. All the increase in traffic to Student-Saving-Bucks.com and all those clicks on affiliate links on my site all add up and allow me to sponsor a $50 Gift Card giveaway for you guys! :) I love giving back to you! So enter and good luck. And remember, click the links on here! lol. Note: I'm throwing in (10) FREE SoBe Tea or Elixirs (20oz.) Manufacturer coupons for the winner! They expire on 12/31/2011, I suggest you try the SoBe Fuji Apple Cranberry Lean Tea drink, its DELICIOUS!

One (1) Winner will receive:
★(1) - $50 Target Gift Card
★(10) - FREE SoBe Tea or Elixir (20oz.) Manufacturer Coupons x12/31/11

Student Saving Bucks Winner
#188 - Janice

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Leave a comment for each entry, optional entries can only be done after doing the required entry. Leave your username(s) for Twitter and Facebook follows or a link for tweets and blog posts, if applicable. Available to U.S. residents only. GOOD LUCK. Giveaway will end September 26, 2011 & a winner will be chosen then.

NOTE: Make sure you read the full Giveaway Rules before entering.  I will no longer be posting giveaway winner's emails for your privacy.

Disclaimer: This giveaway is being sponsored by Student-Saving-Bucks.com I have not received any compensation for this post. This is our honest review and opinion.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Dry-Erase Board Fun, Stranded By Murky Water In L.A. - My Weekend

This is what happens when I get my hand on a dry-erase board, lol. A peanut, with a rice hat on his way to Hanoi, Vietnam. I am no good at drawing but my peanut pal came out like a cutie! I've always wanted a dr-erase board but have not gotten around to spending $20+ for one. So, for the meantime I stole my baby sister's board and got to work. :) She liked it so much she said I should post a pic of it on my "thingy" (blog). So there is is, for all of you to love as much as I do lol. We got the board at Target for only $8, which isn't too bad for its size. Its magnetic as well. She loves it, and its a good tool to have for younger kids, they can practice their letters, numbers and other stuff on it instead of going through paper.

Mini Foods In Los Angeles
My weekend was a little crazy and had something I had been waiting for, rain! On Saturday Los Angeles finally got 80-degree weather during the day. No sun, just clouds, lightning, thunder, rain and mini-floods along some streets. One of them was so bad the water was half-way up the car door.... of our SUV. Its not always "sunnny in L.A." guys, we have crazy weather. I love it though. The rain just started pouring out of nowhere, then came the wind that was about 40mph, about 20min. later some streets around here looked like rivers. Thankfully we live in an elevated area. Thats not the case for our closest Vallarta store. I couldn't help but giggle at the people who couldn't get to their car because there was a river of murky water between the entrance of the store and the parking lot. I laughed and thought about how frustrated I would be in that position :)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! There were some great deals at a couple store so I hope you took advantage of that too! Another week of classes and homework for me. Good news for you guys is that you voted for a TARGET $50 Gift Card for the giveaway this month! So, look for it on Monday! Hopefully I'll be able to let you guys vote for a GC next month, but Target GCs seem to be popular with all of you :) Oh and... PACKERS WON last Thursday! Great game! They play the Panthers next Sunday, so we all know thats an automatic win lol.

Review - Travalo Classic Perfume Atomizer Spray Bottle #Travel-Friendly

Travalo bottle travel friendly perfume spray
I have taken some perfume bottle in my luggage before on an international flight, only to open my suitcase and find it spilled all over my towel. Once, I put tape around the cap hoping it wouldn't spill, but it did. The last time I took it on my carry-on luggage and the TSA monsters trashed it because it was against regulations to take a full-size perfume bottle aboard. That was a very expensive perfume bottle too.

Thankfully I won't have that problem this December when I board my flight. Travalo contacted me and sent me their Travalo Perfume Atomizer Spray Bottle. What the Travalo is, is a pocket-sized travel-friendly container made of aluminum to hold your perfume, cologne, body mist spray, etc. If your fragrance has spray nozzle, you can most likely fill up your Travalo with it. No need to use funnels and have spills, or guess how much liquid you poured inside.

To fill up your Travalo, all you do is place the bottom of the bottle on top of the spray nozzle of your fragrance bottle and pump away. The Travalo bottle has a clear-window so you can see how much liquid is inside. Travalo has three size available, Pure (5ml.), Classic (4ml.) and Excel (5ml.) which retail from $9.99 - $19.99) in many different colors. I received the Travalo Classic, which is a mere 3in. long, weights only 0.5oz. and holds about 50 - 65 sprays of your fragrance. It is extremely lightweight but does NOT feel cheap in your hand. Since its made of aluminum it is very strong, and its unique pressure regulating system allows it to adjusts to changing air pressure during flights, preventing any leaks. It is Aircraft Approved for your carry-on/hand luggage.
I hate carrying my perfume bottle in my bag, so I have been using the Travalo for my favorite Burberry perfume and its wonderful. I haven't needed to refill it yet but filling it up took a mere minute. Its extremely easy and fast to use. It doesn't weight down my bag and works fine. A huge thanks to Travalo for the opportunity to review their Travalo Classic, which retails for $15.99. It will definitely be traveling with me this December. Any product that a company backs with a lifetime guarantee is surely to make someone happy.

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.

Review - Dr. Drip Coffee and Vapur Fun-Size Anti Bottles

Vapur and Dr. Drip Products
Traveling to other countries is fun... lugging around a coffee maker isn't. I wasn't looking forward to finding a place in my suitcase for my bulky coffee maker, but now luckily won't have to. I recently got the chance to review some Dr. Drip Coffee products and have to say, this is one ingenious idea! I also had the chance to review some fun new Vapur Anti-Bottles, I love these things!

Dr. Drip is a single-serve brewing system that is portable, much like instant coffee from one-time use pouches, BUT Dr. Drip has come up with an ingenious way to make it so we can brew coffee portably. How is this possible? They have this super-cool packaging that includes the coffee and filter. It is individually wrapped as well, so its truly portable. Crack open a box, open the pouch and follow the instructions on the packaging. All you need is hot water and a cup. I wanted to see how portable Dr. Drip was so the other morning I took a pouch with me and went to class. My professor has a handy little microwave in the class so I heated up some water, opened the pouch, placed it over a disposable cup and brewed coffee... IN CLASS. Crazy fun! Everyone seemed to enjoy the smell of fresh coffee floating around the class, even the smell of coffee wakes you up :) The coffee itself is a 100% Arabica bean mix, I preferred the Double Daily Remedy I received over the Organic Tonic, as it didn't have a rich flavor.

I also received the Vapur Fun-Size Anti-Bottles in Purple. These BPA-free anti-bottle hold 14oz. of liquid and are a great size for kids and their lunch bags. My sister who just started Kindergarten has been using the white/purple Vapur fun-size anti-bottle and loves it. She can open it easily to drink and likes that it doesn't take up much space after its empty in her cute lunch bag. The Vapur Anti-bottle is freezable, washable, foldable and reusuable.

Overall, I think both are great ingenious products that are very eco-friendly. I had previously reviewed Vapur (regular-sized Anti-Bottle) and loved it. I use it very often and have even bought some for friends of mine that seemed to adore the idea of its foldability (lol). The Dr. Drip's packaging, filters and coffee are recyclable, compostable and biodegradable, making it that much more appealing. Huge thanks for the opportunity to review both these products!

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.

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