Happy Memorial Day from MyGiftCardsPlus

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MyGiftCardsPlus is celebrating Memorial Day with huge deals! If you’re not familiar, MyGiftCardsPlus is a site where you earn cash back (in the form of SB points from Swagbucks) for purchasing gift cards to your favorite retailers.

Purchase gift cards now through Monday and you’ll earn an extra 33% cash back on all gift cards! (that’s 33% more SB for your gift card purchases). For example, when you buy a $50 Applebee’s gift card you usually earn 300 SB, but now you’ll earn 399 SB! Use gift cards to stock up on summer essentials, treat your family to dinner, or book flights and hotels for a long weekend getaway. You won’t want to miss these cash back deals, so click here to make advantage of this deal while supplies last!

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Use Quikrete Fast-Setting Concrete to Set Fence Posts with No Mixing

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Quikrete Fast-Setting Concrete is great for setting fence posts because it doesn’t require any mixing ahead of time.  You simply pour Quikrete into the hole dry, and add water.  You can watch a short video HERE for helpful tips on setting fence posts using Quikrete.

Project Instructions from their website…

NOTE: When working with cement-based products, always wear eye protection and waterproof gloves.

  • Step 1 –  Dig post hole so diameter of the hole is 3 times the width of the post (i.e., the hole for a 4” wood post should be about 12 inches wide). The depth of the hole should be 1/3-1/2 the post height above ground (i.e., a 6-foot tall fence would require a hole depth of at least 2 feet).
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  • Step 2 –  Add about 6 inches of QUIKRETE All-Purpose Gravel into the bottom of the hole. Then compact and level the gravel using a post or 2×4.
  • Step 3 –  Set the post into the hole and attach 2×4 braces to adjacent sides of the post.
  • Step 4 –  Use a level to position the post perfectly vertical.
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  • Step 5 –  Fill the hole with QUIKRETE Fast-Setting Concrete up to 3 to 4 inches below ground level.
  • Step 6 –  Pour about a gallon of water per 50 lb bag into the hole and allow the water to saturate the concrete mix.  NOTE: mix will set hard in 20 to 40 minutes
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  • Step 7 –  Wait about 4 hours to begin constructing your fence or applying heavy weight to your post.
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I loved the concrete calculator on their website that helps you figure out how many bags of concrete you will need for your particular project.  I also loved how sturdy the posts were by 4 hours.  We started in the morning and then took a break around lunch time to let the posts set.  It feels great to have a back fence that isn’t completely falling down.

Here is a final pic of my fence (now I just need to add new sod)….

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Finally, make sure you follow Quickrete on social media:

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3 Great Mr. Bar-B-Q Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is just around the corner so I have a few suggestions for great gift ideas…

Mr. Bar-B-Q Ceramic Coated Topper – These eco-friendly PFOA-, PTFE- and cadmium-free surfaced accessories are nonstick, and easy to clean. Keep your food on the grill and out of the fire with this Ceramic Topper. With fancy aluminum handles and a smooth orange color, this ceramic topper includes a perforated surface that allows your food to be infused with natural flavors of your grill while keeping your food out of the flames. The surface is non-stick and easy to clean, and the handles allow for easily transporting food from the grill to the table.  Available on Amazon.

Mr. Bar-B-Q Kickstand Tools allows you to prop each tool so both the tool and cooking area stay clean. Available in a tool set that includes a Kickstand Spatula, Fork, Tongs and Basting Brush with arched handles to provide maximum comfort and control. Available at Field and Stream and Camping World and on Amazon.

Mr. Bar-B-Q Old Barrel Red Wine Barbecue Smoking Chips are made from real red wine barrels these are sure to give any variety of food added flavor that is unique and delicious. Some of the world’s best red wine is aged in oak barrels. As the wine ages, its flavor and aroma seep deep into the wood. When the wine is removed, its rich character stays in the wood. Now, we’ve turned those red wine barrels into barbecue smoking chips so you can infuse those flavors into your next cookout.  Available on Amazon.

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Dripjoy Coffee Subscription Service

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Dripjoy is the newest coffee subscription service on the block, and we’re doing our part to make the single serve experience just a little bit better. Okay, A LOT better. How are we doing this? Well, to start, by providing only the best possible K-Cup compatible single serve coffee to our customers in a convenient and affordable subscription format.  For most of their subscription tiers, the JoyBarista brewer is included complimentary. For some of the smaller tiers, the brewer is offered at a discounted price.

Their seven flavors include:

  • Morning Joy
  • Colombian Cheer
  • Dark Bean Daydream
  • Vanilla Jubilee
  • Happy Hazelnut
  • French Elation
  • Delightful Decaf

You can check out their available roasts here.

How It Works:

  1. Tell us about your coffee drinking habits and our algorithm will build 3 plans for you to choose from.
  2. Choose the roast you want in your initial order, you can always change it to try new ones.
  3. Most coffee subscriptions include a complimentary DripJoy brewer to maximize your joy. That’s a $189.99 value – free!

No commitments or contracts, cancel any time. 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. No shipping, delivery, or service charges. Roast satisfaction guarantee.

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Softsoap Introduces New Body Wash and Hand Soap

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Refresh your shower routine with new floral fragrances from Softsoap Body Wash, inspired by today’s trending ingredients and crafted from real extracts of honey, lavender, jasmine and plum.  These luxurious fragrances will transform any shower into an invigorating sensory experience, leaving you clean, moisturized, and ready to tackle even the most daunting to-do list.

Currently available in two varieties:

  • Honey Crème & Lavender – With extracts of honey and lavender, you can luxuriate in the shower with a moisturizing body wash with a rich, fragrant lather.
  • Blooming Jasmine & Plum – With real extracts from jasmine and plum, it is designed to be gentle enough for daily use and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth, for a refreshing and energizing shower experience.
Also available is a new line of Softsoap hand soap plus lotion which is made with a touch of lotion to lock in moisture for clean, soft hands.  The unique formula hydrates and softens skin leaving your hands irresistibly soft and smooth.

Currently available in three varieties:

  • Shea & Cocoa Butter
  • Aloe Water & Lime
  • Orchid & Coconut Milk
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May Swago Pie Fest is here! 500 SB bonus

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Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion on Monday, May 22nd! It’s just like bingo, but in this case you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it.

The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash!

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points – if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus!

Click Here to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before June 1st, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB!

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Disney’s Bambi arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on June 6

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“Bambi,” which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, joins the Collection on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on May 23, and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on June 6.  The Collection release includes a variety of new bonus material, including recordings of Walt Disney discussing the challenges and triumphs during the production of “Bambi;” deleted scenes and characters; stories and effects that “Bambi” had on the Studio, other films and artists; and much, much more. Additionally, the Digital HD release includes an exclusive, heartfelt feature on the incredible artist, Tyrus Wong, who inspired the film’s soft watercolor backgrounds and beautiful palette.

BONUS MATERIAL (BLU-RAY & DIGITAL* HD) INCLUDES:

BRAND NEW:

THE BAMBI EFFECT – “Bambi” was full of innovations for its time. Let’s take a look at how those past innovations affected future Disney animated titles all the way up to today.

STUDIO STORIES: “BAMBI” – Recordings of Walt Disney. Listen in on intimate moments where he discusses the challenges, pitfalls and triumphs during the production of “Bambi.”

DELETED SCENE: BAMBI’S ICE AND SNOW – Bambi coaxes Thumper and his brothers and sisters to come play on the ice during the first snow.

DELETED SCENE: THE GRASSHOPPER – A grasshopper confronts Bambi and Thumper and finds himself in quite a predicament.

BAMBI FAWN FACTS – Think you know everything there is to know about Bambi and his forest companions? Well, it’s time to discover some fun real-life facts about the creatures that live in the forest he calls home.

OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT: “AFRICA BEFORE DARK” – Oswald Short.

CELEBRATING TYRUS WONG (DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE) – A heartfelt look at the man who played a key role in the success of “Bambi.” Much like Mary Blair and Eyvind Earle, Tyrus Wong had a unique signature style all to his own. The soft water-colored backgrounds and beautiful palettes in “Bambi” were inspired by Tyrus’ concept art paintings.

CLASSIC:

DELETED SCENES – Two Leaves, Bambi Stuck on a Reed, Winter Grass, Twitterpated

THE MAKING OF BAMBI: A PRINCE IS BORN

  •    STORY: TELLING THE TALE
  •    CHARACTERS: DRAWN TO NATURE
  •    ACTORS: GIVING VOICE TO ANIMALS
  •    ART DESIGN: IMPRESSIONS OF THE FOREST
  •    MUSIC: NATURE’S SYMPHONY
  •    HISTORY: BACK TO THE BEGINNING

TRICK OF THE TRADE (Excerpt)

INSIDE THE DISNEY ARCHIVES

THE OLD MILL: ANIMATED SHORT

ORIGINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER

THE GOLDEN AGE

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Enter the Warriors Gate arrives on Blu-ray + Digital HD and DVD on June 6

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Reach the next level when the family action-adventure film Enter the Warriors Gate arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD June 6 from Lionsgate. Follow the journey of a teenage gamer who is magically transported to an ancient kingdom and must transform his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior to battle the empire’s tyrannical ruler. The film’s all-star cast includes Mark Chao, Ni Ni, former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista, Sienna Guillory, and Uriah Shelton.

Epic fantasy-adventure meets martial arts action in this thrilling film written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. After a mysterious chest opens a gateway through time, teen gamer Jack (Uriah Shelton) is transported to an ancient empire terrorized by a cruel barbarian king (former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista). Jack will need all of his gaming skills as he battles to defeat the barbarian, protect a beautiful princess, and somehow find his way back home.

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Deleted Scene
  • “Beyond the Gate: Making Enter the Warriors Gate” Featurette
  • “The Journey East: Bridging the Cultural Divide” Featurette
  • Audio Commentary with Director Matthias Hoene
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Mama Mancini Meatball Deals for Memorial Day

Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend festivitieshere is an exciting promotion from Mama Mancini’s that I thought you’d be interested in.  Co-Founder of Mama Mancini’s, Daniel Mancini will be offering the following special offer on QVC:

Tuesday, May 16th from 4-6pm EST and again from 10pm-midnight EST

One day only deal – Mama Mancini’s NEW Jumbo Beef and Turkey Meatballs with Sauce will be selling at the lowest price offered ALL YEAR. To access the deal, tune into QVC on Tuesday, May 16th from 4-6pm EST and 10pm-Midnight EST, or visit QVC.com at midnight Monday.

Plus here is a delicious recipe to try out instead of ordering pizza…

Daniel Mancini of Mama Mancini’s Meatball Pizza

Ingredients:

  • 12″ Pre made pizza crust
  • 3 Mama Mancini’s Meatballs sliced
  • 1 cup of Mama Mancini’s slow-cooked sauce 
  • ½ cup of shredded mozzarella (more if desired)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees
  2. Place the pizza crust on a baking sheet
  3. Spread the sauce on the pizza crust
  4. Top with the mozzarella
  5. Place meatballs on the mozzarella
  6. Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes
  7. Let the pizza rest and cool for a few minutes before serving  
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