Friday, September 15, 2017

#Scream-A-Geddon2017 + #Giveaway

*I have partnered with SCREAM-A-GEDDON and affiliates to sponsor this post.*

Halloween season is upon us and that means candy, costumes and fun. It also means that many of us will enjoy being terrified, screaming and running through the woods. Yes, running through the woods. I am not talking about one of the lame theme park haunted houses. I am talking about a haunted attraction that is literally smack dab in the middle of the woods in the middle of nowhere... Scream-A-Geddon. Scream-A-Geddon is hands down the best Halloween attraction I have ever been to and the only attraction that has scared me AND made me run. I have been to a lot of haunted houses (and riverboats) too. Trust me, nothing compares.
Scream-A-Geddon is returning for the third year this year. I am thrilled to announce that I will be returning for a third year as well. You can come too! Here are the details:

Voted best newcomer by USA’s Best Haunted Houses, SCREAM-AGEDDON returns for its third year starting Friday, September 22nd. 

SCREAM-A-GEDDON promises sinister attractions that are more interactive than ever before. SCREAM-A-GEDDON will feature haunted attractions with themes that range from an infectious disease epidemic to a heinous and sinister prison riot.

The attractions include Deadwoods, Bedlam 3D, Cursed Hayride, Blackpool Prison and newly redesigned Infected: Ground Zero and Monster Midway. Infected:  Ground Zero will challenge guests to take a step further and become a part of the story and take on terrifying challenges to stay alive. Do you dare?


September 22nd- November 4th


Tickets start at $19.95

27839 Saint Joe Road
Dade City, FL 33525


SCREAM-A-GEDDON is the newest Halloween attraction in the Tampa Bay area featuring horrifying attractions spread over 60 acres. The “Monster Midway” will feature carnival games and a variety of food and beverages, including beer. For more information about SCREAM-A-GEDDON, please visit .

You can read my Yelp review from the first year here:

Read Crystal H.'s review of Scream-A-Geddon on Yelp

The attractions have continued to change and improve. I will be reviewing this years Scream-A-Geddon within a month or so. In the meantime, who wants to win tickets?


Good luck!

$200,000,000 Swago PLUS Spin & Win (US)

The digital rewards site Swagbucks is nearing $200,000,000 in cash and gift cards given back to it members. Since 2008, they've rewarded members for things we all do online, like shopping, watching videos, discovering deals, answering surveys, and searching the web.

$200,000,000 is a huge number, and to celebrate they're holding a "Swago" promotion starting Monday, September 11th at 9am PDT!

Swago is 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. Here are a few tips:

  • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Tuesday, September 19th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

The Spin and Win Wheel will not be available to use until 9AM PT/12PM ET on Tuesday, September 19th and will end at 9AM PT/12PM ET on Thursday, September 21st.

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! That's enough for a $5 gift card in their Rewards Store to the retailer of your choice.

Click here right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if 300 SB before the first of next month, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Paparazzi Jewelry from Jill

Have you heard of Paparazzi Accessories? I have seen some advertisements for this company on Facebook, but I never looked into it. I of course said yes when Jill Valero contacted me and asked me if I would like to try it out for free. I did not know that I would be starting a new obsession. The best thing about Paparazzi is that everything is $5! Paparazzi has necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and hair accessories. They even have some children and Men accessories! 
A little about Jill and her business: 

I'm a stay at home mom of 4 kids (ages 12, 7,5, and 2). We homeschool our kiddos and I run an awesome jewelry business from home. I sell Paparazzi Accessories. Everything is 100% lead and nickel free which was a BIG deal for me, because I have super sensitive skin. This is the only line of fashion accessories I've ever been able to wear without a reaction.New items are released on my website every single weekday (Mon-Fri) so the selection is constantly changing to keep up with the current fashion trends. There aren't any catalogs or any crazy sales pitches, just great jewelry at great prices for every budget.

You can also shop and join shopping parties on Jill's Facebook page. Another cool thing about this jewelry is that the same piece may be available in multiple colors. Here is what Jill sent me to try out.

I didn't think I would like this bracelet when I first received it. It looked odd in the bag. However, after I tried it on I fell in love with it. You can wear it a few different ways and you may even be able to fit it on your ankle. I am excited to wear this out for a night of dancing or to concerts.

 This butterfly ring reminds me of my Mom who passed away a few months ago. She loved butterflies. She would have loved this ring. All the rings have a stretchy band that allow them to fit multiple sizes. They are recommended for sizes 6-9, but that is flexible.

This pair of earrings did not photograph well. They have really pretty little green gems sporadically in the pattern. They are a little larger than I typically wear, but they are pretty. I am expanding my style with these which is fun.

This bracelet is SO ME. It has little round green gems (again, they didn't photograph as well as I would have liked). This bracelet is very pretty and would make a great gift.

They also have Men's jewelry and Children's jewelry. Jill send me the Men's choker pictured on the left side and the flower bracelet and earrings for little girls. The children pieces are only $1! The picture on the right just shows several of the jewelry pieces together.

This is a REALLY long, stylish purple necklace. Guess what? Necklaces come with free earrings too. Yes, only $5 for this set. AMAZING. I forgot to take a picture when I wore this the other day, but it is so long that I couldn't fit it all in the picture.

Sparkly headbands? Yes, Paparazzi has those too. Jill sent me this one. Headbands aren't really my thing, but this is really pretty. My friend is going to love it when I gift it to her.

For me the ultimate compliment that a review can give is when they make a purchase from the company that they are reviewing. I have done this not once, but twice since I received the initial package a little over a week ago. This was my first small purchase.

 I LOVE all three items so much. The black bracelet is coming with me to the Rise Against concert tomorrow. I have worn both earrings already too. My second order was just shipped. Shipping is only $3.50 (although she has some free shipping specials sometimes too) and it is super fast 3 day shipping. You will not have to wait long for your jewelry. 

Inventory is always changing, so make sure you check out what she has available each time. Don't hesitate or it will sell out quick. She always lists how many of each piece is available.

Make sure that you follow Jill on Facebook and look out for the next party! I will see you there.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June #Ipsy Bag

*$10 a month with free shipping
*Co-founded in 2011 by YouTube trailblazer Michelle Phan
*Every month you receive a make-up bag with 5 deluxe
samples to full sized products.
*Contents vary per person based on the preference survey you take when you sign up. 
My June Bag:

*Make Up Forever Aqua XL Eye Pencil in Matte Black

*Kokie Cosmetics Nail Polish in Atlantis at Last (cobalt blue) - FULL SIZE

*PEEK Beauty Multiuse Black Primer

*PUR Mini Full Charged Magnetic Mascara

*Skyn Iceland Glacial Face Wash

As usual, Ipsy is more than worth the $10 price tag! You would spend the ten dollars just on the Make Up Forever travel eye pencil at the store. I love that the samples are so large. These are all items that I am excited to try. I have already used the eyeliner and the face wash. I love them both. The PEEK black primer is odd. I am excited to try it on my eyes, but I have never heard of black primer before. Has anyone used it? We will see how it goes. The nail polish is BRIGHT. I figured it will be a fun color for summer. 

Did you receive an Ipsy bag this month? What did you have in your bag? The cool thing about Ipsy is that they are customized and people receive different products. I would love to see or hear about your score.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Swagbucks Offer: $25 through Gamefly

If the dad in your life is a gamer, Swagbucks (the online rewards site that puts cash back in your wallet) has an AMAZING offer through Gamefly where you get 2500 SB (which is the equivalent of $25 in gift cards) for signing up.          

Gamefly allows you to rent games for lots of different consoles including Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, PS3, PS4, etc, with no late fees ever. Members can also play 100’s of PC games for free! You can try it out for 2 months at a price of $10 AND get 2500 SB by using this link!         

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? This is a great way to do it, and when you sign up through the link above and get your 2500 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of July.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

MAX 2: White House Hero Blu-ray Combo Pack! Plus Exclusive Run Game!

**“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”**
MAX 2: White House Hero is out on Blu-ray from Warner Bros Home Entertainment on DVD, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack On May 23, 2017 & Digital HD Now!
More about Max 2: White House Hero:
Duty calls again, and our hero dog Max returns to action in "Max 2: White House Hero." His new assignment brings him to Washington, D.C. to serve on the U.S. president's Secret Service detail. When a foreign leader arrives with his precocious daughter Alex (Francesca Capaldi), tensions arise between both countries. First Son TJ (Zane Austin), along with Max and Alex, uncover a dangerous plot that puts both kids and both nations in jeopardy. A highly-sensitive mission will push Max’s specialized skills, intelligence and loyalty to the test.
Visit the Max 2: White House Hero Website:
Follow Max on Facebook:
This is definitely a movie that the whole family can enjoy!
I have my own Max at home too. While he hasn't saved the White House, he helped to save my Husband and Myself. We rescued him after we lost our previous dog to heart disease. We were broken and he helped to bring joy back to our lives. Here is my Max:

To celebrate the release of Max 2: White House Hero, we’ve created an amazing game where you can help Max save TJ and Alex! Click on the game screen via the app to jump over obstacles and make your best time.
*****GIVEAWAY- Ended*****

Click below to play the game (note: if the game is not loading for you,  click here to play the Max 2 game). Share your run time in the comments along with your email to be entered to win a Max 2: White House Hero Blu-Ray Combo Pack!

For extra entries: share this post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag me (Thrifty and Frugal Living on Facebook or @Latsyrc728 on Twitter or Instagram). Leave an extra comment with which platform you shared on for an extra entry. One share per day per social media platform.

Giveaway ended June 5th at midnight.  

Congrats to Kathy P. for winning the giveaway!

Good Luck!