Enduring Promises of the Heart Book Blast

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

enduring promises of the heart book blast

About the Book

enduring promises of the heart

"What if I told you there is a way that we could all be happy? That if I were to propose to you, your father couldn’t deny us?” “What is it, John? Tell me!” Just then the basket hit the water and the sea began to stream in through the spaces between the reeds. This was the end. The year is 1887, and the small community of Pleasant View is abuzz over Penelope Pottifer’s serialized romances in the local paper. Since the release of the first volume, the thrilling story has captured the hearts and minds of the entire town— and several towns over! Each successive edition of the Pleasant View Gazette spins a breathtaking tale of kidnappers, pirates, and forbidden love. Between volumes, however, Pleasant View resident Mary Clarence, the story’s toughest critic, hears a rumor that Penelope Pottifer is not, in fact, the author’s real name. Determined to uncover the mystery, Mary drags her friend Elizabeth Black into a hunt for the elusive author’s true identity. But fiction and reality seem to entwine when along the way, Mary and Liz discover unexpected truths, exciting adventures, and dramatic romances of their own.

About the Author

Valerie has a love for stories with happy endings and bright comedy. A native to the California high desert, she now considers Utah her home where she lives with her husband, three children and two chihuahuas. Growing up in a family of seven kids, Valerie learned to embrace her unique creativity and way of looking at the world and hopes it will enrich other's lives. In 2015 she published two children's books, Singing Not so Sweetly and Anabelle Loves Babies. She believes writing is the ultimate end-all for creative pursuits because there are no limits to what you can create. A picture may say a thousand words but a novel is usually around seventy-thousand.

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Why You Want To Join Reward Programs

Monday, January 7, 2019

Many people cringe or roll their eyes when asked to join a reward program for a brand and don't understand the benefits of having more email and mailers mailed to their home. Reward programs can save you money. When you save money, that money can be put towards your savings or retirement.

I am a member of a vast number of reward programs. They are FREE to join. Here are some of the ones I belong to:
  • Pampers Reward Program - For every Pamper product that you buy, you can input codes into their app to accumulate points for toys, coupons or diapers.
  • Disney Movie Rewards - If you like Disney movies at all, this program is a must. Disney Movie Rewards sends out codes for free points via email and twice a month offers rewards to answer Disney trivia via an app on their Facebook. Sometimes they have a promotion to gain more points during holidays or movie/dvd releases. You can earn rewards by purchasing movies or seeing movies in theaters. You can redeem points for movies, toys, gift cards and more.
  • Kellogg's Family Rewards - If you upload a receipt with any Kellogg product on it to Kellogg's Family Rewards, you can earn points for coupons, gift cards and more.
  • Huggies Rewards: If you take a picture of your receipt with a Huggies product you can earn points to accumulate enough points for diapers, gift cards and more.
  • JcPenney Rewards: If you are a member of JcPenney Rewards and they have your mailing address sometimes they send you a $10 coupon off of anything over $10. Now sometimes people go crazy and spend a few hundred and are excited to get $10 off. I only buy a little over $10. I shop the clearance racks and/or the sales. With that $10 coupon, I am spending less than what I would spend at Walmart, Target and/or a thrift store.
  • Kohls Yes2You Rewards: Kohls has a reward program (not their credit card) and for every $100 you spend you get a $5 reward coupon. They also send you coupons via mail and email. Kohls will send a $5 coupon on your birthday. The coupons are worth it. If I find a shirt a little over $5 for my kids, I am spending less than I would at a consignment store or discount store.
  • Red Robin Royalty Member: On your birthday, Red Robin will send you a coupon for a free burger. Also, your 10th burger that you buy using your membership card is free. You can also sign-up your kids to get free burger on their birthdays!
  • Eddie Bauer Adventure Rewards: Eddie Bauer Rewards frequently send out a $10 Reward Coupon that you can use online and in-store (outlet and regular stores). You can use this coupon on sale items and accessories. We usually pick up a free pair of socks or cheap shirt!
  • Albertsons Just 4 U: Albertsons has weekly digital coupons available in their Just 4 U app and sometimes they have specialized coupons like a $1 off any pasta (pick up a pasta product for a $1 or just over a $1 for a cheap product), 10% off any cheese or etc). The Just 4 U coupons change weekly and depending on what store you frequent. You can also earn rewards on your purchases for free products or gas.
  • Fred Meyer: With the Fred Meyer Reward program, you can get special coupons, earn gas perks and earn points for a reward rebate. We quarterly get high value digital coupons (sometimes for free products) and almost every Friday I can download a digital coupon for a free item.
  • Express: Express has a reward program that allows you to earn points for signing in, participating in a shopping guide, and linking your social media accounts. I've earned a couple of little rewards and have used it to get a shirt really cheap and free earrings. Make sure that if you get anything with the rewards that you earn that you post a review with a picture to earn even more points.
What reward program do you belong to?

January Giveaway Listing (low to moderate entry)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

I like entering low to moderate entry giveaways and I share each month some of the blog or social media giveaways I've entered, thought someone else might be interested in entering or that have been submitted to me through bloggers. Check back often throughout the month to see if I have posted more giveaways. If you are hosting a family-friendly giveaway on your blog and would like to see it listed here, please contact me (via email). If you have a won a giveaway that I posted, please leave a comment and share that you won.

Kanoodle Board Game (ends 1.3.18)
Maxi Cosi Magellan Car Seat (ends 1.4.18)
$50 Disney Gift Card (ends 1.5.18)
Meant for You by Ranee S. Clark (ends 1.6.18) 
Diess Kitchenware 5-piece Nylson Utensil Set (ends 1.7.18)
30 Days to Understanding the Bible (ends 1.8.18)
Happy Gift Card (ends 1.8.18)
Favorite Things Prize Pack (ends 1.10.18) 
Happy Lady Gift Card (ends 1.13.18)
Year Worth of Cheese (ends 1.20.18)
American Girl Blaire Wilson Doll (ends 1.21.18)
American Girl Blaire Wilson Doll (ends 1.22.18)
American Girl Blaire Wilson Doll (ends 1.23.18)
Sydney to the Max Prize Pack (ends 1.25.18)
KEVA Plank Set (ends 1.25.18)
4 Free Alpha Burrito Coupons (ends 1.27.18)
$50 Loft Gift Card (ends 1.27.18)
Nutcracker and the Four Realms (ends 1.28.18)
Nutcracker and the Four Realms (ends 1.30.18)
American Girl Blaire Wilson Doll (ends 1.30.18)
Ticket to San Diego Nourished Festival (ends 1.31.18) 
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