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$100 Toys"R"Us & Duracell Batteries Giveaway ~ Star Wars BladeBuilders Light SabersPin It

Want to win a $100 Toys”R” Us Gift Card plus Duracell batteries? One of my lucky readers will win this $123 value prize to buy toys for the holidays and have new batteries handy! Keep an eye out for Duracell coupons in your Sunday paper on November 22 and December 13. Use your coupon to be prepared for all of the gift opening that happens at Christmas because surely there will be some toys that require batteries. And shop at Toys”R”Us for the best selection of the hottest Star Wars toys to unlock the excitement of the Star Wars movies, especially Star Wars: The Force Awakens that will be released on December 18.

Fill out this mobile-friendly form to enter this giveaway daily thru Monday, November 30. Follow the instructions to unlock bonus daily entries! You’ll receive email confirmation after you enter. This giveaway is exclusively for Freebies 4 Mom readers. I’ll include this giveaway in my Sweeps 4 Mom list to help remind you to enter daily! If you have any problems entering, please email Heather.

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Star Wars Toys at Toys"R"Us

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Star Wars BladeBuilders Light Saber

On my youngest son’s 9th birthday, I gave both of my sons a new Star Wars t-shirt and a Star Wars gift to open. They were thrilled, and had a pretty good idea of what was inside their gifts. So they tore the wrapping paper off and found a Star Wars Revenge of the Sith Luke Skywalker Electronic Lightsaber inside. As a mom of two, I’ve learned from experience that when you wrap a gift that will need batteries to operate, you must include the batteries inside the gift! Don’t assume that you will have the correct size and number of batteries, just buy the batteries when you buy the gift and wrap them together. Then you can immediately install the batteries and let your kids get to playing with their new toys!

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For this gift I intentionally did not wrap the batteries with the light sabers. And of course my kids noticed – they were like “Why don’t our light sabers work?” Then I pulled the Duracell AAA batteries out of my pocket and told them to install them. They got a screw driver and properly aligned the negative and positive terminals to install the batteries. Batteries Included 630x508 Most of our new toys need batteries, so now we need to save money on those batteries! Look in your Sunday Paper on November 22 for a Duracell Coupon:  $3.00 off 2 packages of Duracell batteries (AA/AAA 16pk, D/C 4pk, 9V 2pk or larger, Quantum AA/AAA 6pk, D/C 3pk or larger). And again look in your Sunday Paper on December 13 for a Duracell Coupon:  $1.00 off 1 package of Duracell Coppeertop and Quantum. Remember to use your coupons before they expire and treat them like cash by placing them someplace safe.Battery AdBladeBuilders Light Sabers I didn’t realize exactly how cool the BladeBuilders light sabers are until my kids showed me what they could do with them. They do more than glow and produce motion sensor-controlled sound effects thanks to the power from Duracell batteries. Battle 1 630x346You’ve got to buy at least two light sabers in the BladeBuilders series in order to enjoy the extra special feature. Battle 2 923x690You can combine two light sabers to make one light saber! This is a super cool feature that my kids were happy to show off.   Luke Skywalker BladeBuilders Electronic Light Sabers I think my kids are ready to go watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens and then re-enact all of the battle scenes at home. BladeBuilders 2 630x711

Join us on Thursday, November 19 at 1:00 pm ET for a Twitter party using #TRUBatteriesIncluded and share your tips and tricks for making holiday toy shopping stress free!

Want to win a $100 Toys”R”Us gift card? Only one person will win, but  you have to enter before this giveaway closes on November 30 to have a chance to win. Better yet – enter daily for an even better chance of winning!


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Please read the Official Rules for this giveaway (click on Terms and Conditions at the bottom of the form). I received compensation from Duracell and Toys”R”Us for hosting this giveaway.

Good luck and please complete the form above daily to enter this giveaway. You are encouraged to post comments here, but comments will not be accepted as giveaway entries. Thanks for entering. Winners will be contacted by Freebies 4 Mom by email after this giveaway closes on Friday, November 13. I will announce the Winners and they should appear in the giveaway widget above.

Which Star Wars toys would your kids love? Post a comment and tell me!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duracell & Toys”R”Us. The opinions and text are all mine, please read my Disclosure Policy.

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I’m thrilled to bring you this post sponsored by Viva® Vantage®. As always, my opinions are my own and are not edited by the sponsor.

DIY Paper Towel Flowers with Viva Vantage #7DaySwitchUp

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Join me and take the #7DaySwitchUp with Viva® Vantage® towels and print a $1.00 coupon. After you experience the great scrubbing power of Viva® Vantage®, return to dish on your switch for a chance to instantly win a $100 gift card.  So not only do you save money when you take the #7DaySwitchUp but you also have a chance to win a fabulous prize!

I am so glad I made the switch to Viva® Vantage® because it’s stretchy-strength means it performs better than my old paper towels. I’m using less paper towels overall now, because I get the job done with less. I’m also branching out and trying new uses for paper towels, like making DIY Paper Towel Flowers to serve appetizers on. I’ve got a tutorial below for how to make them plus I’ve included my recipe for Bacon Wrapped Feta Stuffed Dates which is the perfect finger food to serve on the Paper Towel Flowers to keep your hands clean and garnish it beautifully.

Bacon Wrapped Feta Stuffed Dates on a Paper Towel FlowerI hope you’ll join me in the #7DaySwitchUp and see what Viva® brand can do for you! I am so glad I made the switch because experiencing the high-quality of Viva® Vantage® is the best way to see how it can switch up your cleaning, cooking and household routines for the better. I’m not going back to using my old paper towels. I love the sponge-like absorbency that Viva® Vantage® has. I can use less paper towels now because I can stretch my scrubbing power. You’ll see for yourself why Viva® Vantage® was recently named a 2015 Product of the Year when you use it in your house.

Bacon Wrapped Feta Stuffed Dates Recipe

This appetizer is so easy to make. I first tried it at a gathering and I was so impressed with the combination of sweet and salty flavors. I used a chopstick to help me stuff the dates with the feta cheese and pine nuts. I broiled them in my toaster oven.

Bacon Wrapped Feta Stuffed Dates Recipe
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Easy appetizer that your guests will love!
  • Pitted Dates
  • Bacon
  • Feta Cheese
  • Pine Nuts
  • Toothpicks
  • Star Fruit (optional garnish)
  • Rosemary sprigs (optional garnish)
  • Paper Towel Flowers (optional serving dish)
  1. Stuff pitted dates about half full with feta cheese using a chopstick to help you press down the cheese into the hole where the pit used to be.
  2. Add in three pine nuts then top with more feta cheese until date is full.
  3. Wrap date with half a strip of bacon and secure ends by overlapping and skewering with a toothpick.
  4. Place dates on a baking sheet and broil for 4 minutes on each side.
  5. Place dates on paper towels to cool off.
  6. Serve with sliced star fruit and sprigs of rosemary on Paper Towel Flowers.


Bacon Wrapped Feta Stuffed Dates Appetizer Recipe

#7DaySwitchUp Ideas

I was lucky to get invited to a Viva® Vantage® Event in Houston at the home of Moms Confession so I could learn more about the revolutionary V-Flex™ Weave and learn some new switch ups for my house.

Take the #7DaySwtichUp with me and dish on your switch with a smile

One of my favorite switch ups are these DIY Napkin Holders as a way to turn your Viva® Vantage® into an elegant napkin for the dinner or buffet table. You secure a silk flower to twine using hot glue then tie the twine around a Viva® Vantage® paper towel that is loosely rolled. What an elegant presentation! My old paper towels are not thick enough to use as napkins.

DIY Napkin Holders using Viva Vantage paper towels

Another tip I love is using Viva® Vantage® instead of a colander for fruits and vegetables. With it’s stretchy-strength it is strong enough to use in place of a strainer or colander because the water filters through it without it tearing. My old paper towels tear when you run water over them because they are thin.

Use Viva Vantage paper towels instead of a colander to wash fruits and vegetables

DIY Paper Towel Flowers tutorial using Viva Vantage paper towelsHow to make DIY Paper Towel Flowers

It’s easy to make Paper Towel Flowers using Viva® Vantage®  with just a few folds and I show you how in my step-by-step tutorial. I love to use these to serve appetizers because it allows me to add garnishes to my appetizer and it’s an easy way to serve individual appetizers.

Step 1 – Trim your Viva® Vantage® towel to a 10 inch by 10 inch square. I used a paper cutter to measure and trim it.


Step 2 – Fold into fourths so you’ll have guidelines to help you with your first folds.


Step 3 – Fold in four corners to the center.


Step 4 – Again, fold in four corners to the center.


Step 5 – Turn your square over so the unfolded side is facing up.


Step 6 – Fold in four corners to the center.


Step 7 – Press the side that is currently up to the top of a bottle with cap. I used an olive oil bottle as my form.


Step 8 – Press sides down around the cap to get a cup shape started.


Step 9 – Fold triangles back and down in a clockwise pattern. After folding down the first four triangles you will have four more triangles to fold over for a total of eight triangles.


Step 10 – After folding all eight triangles you will reveal a smooth bottom to your Paper Towel Flower


Step 11 – Remove your Paper Towel Flower and turn it over. It’s now ready to use to serve appetizers or candy!


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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Viva® Vantage®. The opinions and text are all mine, please read my Disclosure Policy.


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