Monday, September 10, 2018

SCREAM-A-GEDDON #Tampa #Giveaway

Halloween is quickly approaching. There is something super special about that time of year where the weather cools down and you get to dress up and give out candy. My favorite part about October are the haunted houses and scare events. The best one in my opinion is SCREAM-A-GEDDON. I have been every single year and they keep improving it. SAG is also one of the few places that you can find interactive experiences!

This year SAG has three new attractions: Rage 3D, Demon's Revenge and Zombie Paintball Assault. Returning attractions are Blackpool Prison, Dead Woods and Infected Ground Zero. I am THRILLED that Dead Woods and Blackpool Prison are back since they are my favorite. Dead Woods is the scariest maze I have been in. You travel into super dark woods in small groups, through cabins and into the unknown. It has made me run and scream a few times. I am not a runner...or a screamer really. Blackpool is interactive.


Blackpool Prison is an interactive attraction.
Visitors entering Blackpool Prison will be faced with an important decision:
  • Should you explore the prison and just watch the action?
  • Or should you “mark” yourself to truly interact with the creatures within?
Those who opt-in for a truly interactive experience may be grabbed, held back, sent into hidden cells, removed from their group or even forced to remain…
Choose wisely.
(Customers must be 18 years old to “mark” themselves)

I recommend wearing the glow necklace that marks you to interact. It changes the experience and is SO much fun. If you are worried about being separated from your group, it won't be for long. It will probably also happen in this house regardless of if you mark yourself. That is one of the cool things about the constantly changing maze that is Blackpool Prison.


One lucky Thrifty and Frugal Living Reader will win FOUR tickets to SCREAM-A-GEDDON!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in August

All throughout August you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before September 1st, 2018. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it!

3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned 54,686 SB in the time that I have been a member! That is equivalent to over $620 in Amazon gift cards if you order the $25 gift card with the monthly discount of 2200 SB! 

What is Swagbucks? 

They're a completely free, no strings attached site that rewards you for all of the things you're already doing online. Searching the Internet, Watching Videos, Playing Games, Taking Surveys, Shopping and more. As you do these activities, you'll earn Swagbucks. Swagbucks are reward points that you can redeem for all sorts of gift cards in the Rewards Store. You can also download their toolbar or download their OS and Android apps for more opportunities to earn. I highly recommend the toolbar. I get a lot of my points by searching using the toolbar. It also makes it easy to search for Swag Codes. Choose the activities you like or have time for - how much you earn is up to you! 

Fee free to ask me questions if you have them. I will say this: as a "thrifty and frugal" blogger I have signed up for every rewards, survey, cash back, etc. program out there and Swagbucks is hands down the best. I have definitely made more money from them than any other program. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Canvas on the Cheap Review and #Giveaway

Meet Maxamillian. Max is our 13 pound Cocker Spaniel, Chihuahua and Jack Russell mix. He is a huge part of our lives. I literally have thousands of pictures of Max (THOUSANDS). I believe the above picture was from a trip to a local park. This picture is my absolute favorite. I have always wanted to get it made into a canvas, but I was overwhelmed when I tried to decide on where to get the canvas done. There are so many companies out there and some are really expensive. I have also been disappointed by a canvas in the past, but I can't remember the name of the company that did so.

Canvas on the Cheap reached out to me to ask me if I would like to do a review of a canvas. Of course, I took them up on the offer. I had never used this company before, but I prayed that I would end up with a gorgeous canvas. I ordered my canvas which was super easy (literally a few minutes).

I was shocked when my canvas arrived only 8 days later. Most companies take a week or more just to make your canvas! Not only did it arrive in 8 days, but it was absolutely perfect. It was well packaged in a box slightly larger than the canvas. The canvas was wrapped in plastic. The picture on the canvas looks just as crisp and clear as it does on my cell phone! Check it out:

It looks JUST like the picture! The canvas is huge at 20" x 16". I picked a mirrored 1.5" gallery wrap. The 1.5 inch gallery wrap really makes the canvas pop off of the wall. It is a small fee to get the 1.5 inch wrap, but you can get the 0.75 inch gallery wrap for no charge. The canvas did have a few strings hanging from the back of it, but I just snipped them off with scissors. The front and sides of the canvas are perfect.

The picture above is a straight on view of the picture, but I have pictures from the side and a few close-ups too so that you can see the details.

You can still see the reflection in his eye and the details of his different colored fur!
You can see the 1.5 inch wrap and how it is mirrored on the side.
The other side with the mirroring. It also has it on the top and bottom for a complete look

I might be super biased, but this is one of the best looking canvases I have ever seen. So precious! I mean look at that nose and that tongue. What about those eyes? Ugg. He is adorable.

Canvas on the Cheap was a really great and easy company to work with. They have great prices too! They are cheap enough that you can order a canvas for every family member for Christmas. They are going to be my go-to company from here on out for when I need a canvas. They have sizes ranging from 8" x 8" to 30" by 40". There are also a lot of options at checkout to individualize your canvas. Make sure you get your next canvas from them and come back here to let me know how much you love it.


*This post is sponsored by Canvas on the Cheap. They provided me with a free canvas in exchange for an honest review. All words are my own. Canvas on the Cheap is responsible for providing a canvas to my giveaway winner. I was not compensated in any other way.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series - Tampa #Giveaway #MonsterJam

I am thrilled to announce that I have partnered up with Feld Entertainment to promote Monster Jam Triple Threat which is coming to Tampa Saturday August 25th. This means that I will be attending and I also have a four pack of tickets to giveaway. If you have not been to a Monster Jam, you have to go. It is SO much fun. There are tricks, flips, wheelies, HUGE trucks and so much more. There is bound to be lots of destruction and even more fun. 

There are two show times for Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Amalie Arena: 1pm and 7pm. The 1pm show will have a Pit Party from 10:30 AM – Noon (Note: Pit Party to take place inside the venue on the arena floor.)
Here is some more information from Feld Entertainment: 
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series will be back again this year and feature the eight most intense athletes. Tampa fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks closer to the action than ever before. This upcoming tour will feature eight of the most talented athletes all competing in individual racing & skill competitions and overall event championship:

1. Grave Digger – Tyler Menninga
2. Max D – Colton Eichelberger
3. El Toro Loco – Kayla Blood
4. Scooby Doo – Myranda Cozad
5. Zombie – Bari Musawwir
6. Soldier Fortune Black Ops – Tony Ochs
7. Megalodon – TBA
8. Monster Mutt Rottweiler – TBA
Note: Trucks and drivers are subject to change.
 Unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable, Monster Jam takes center stage in the world’s most iconic venues like AMALIE Arena, sporting meticulously manicured dirt tracks created with the sole purpose of pushing these perfectly engineered, larger-than-life trucks to the limit.

Monster Jam is one of the only sports where male and female world-class drivers, some generational rivals, are equals competing for the same championship on the same track. Following racing, just like the stadium show at Raymond James Stadium, Monster Jam fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the truck winner in the donut, wheelie and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones. This tour features two female athletes among the eight total competitors.

For more information on Monster Jam, please log onto or follow them via their social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
TICKETS: Tickets for all events are on sale now at the McDonald’s® Ticket Office at AMALIE Arena, Ticketmaster outlets and at Order tickets by phone by calling 800.745.3000. Tickets start at $15.00. Advanced parking passes are available at or the ticket office. Visit or call 813.301.2500 for more information. Group discounts available by calling 813.301.6900.


*This post is sponsored by Feld Entertainment. They are providing free tickets for me and my giveaway winner in exchange for promoting Monster Jam. I was not compensated in any other way.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sephora Play - July 2018 Box #SephoraPlay

-Five deluxe samples in a drawstring bag every month for $10 (plus tax in some areas, mine is $10.70 here in Florida).
Here is my July box: 

 Tarte Clay All Day Amazonian Clay in Paaarty (1.5gm, APV* $7.77)

Fresh Sugar Adavanced Therapy Lip Treatment in Dream (2.2gm, APV $13.30)

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel (7.5ml, APV $1.25)

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter (5ml, APV $4)

Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Oil (5ml, APV $11.33)

BONUS: Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil (12ml packet, APV $3.46).
Total box value (not including drawstring bag): $41.11

I am extremely happy with this box. It has a lot of brands that I really love (Fresh, Tarte, Christophe Robin). I love the variety and the style of products too. I typically am not a huge fan of blush, but Tarte Amazonian clay is supposed to be one of the better blushes out there. I haven't decided if I will sell or keep mine yet. I don't typically wear blush as my cheeks are naturally rosy and normally show through my foundation/ BB cream. The Fresh sugar lip treatment is one of my favorite indulgences. I haven't had one in a long time. It is definitely a must try. 

Do you subscribe to Play? What did you receive? Feel free to leave your link in the comments. 
*Approximate value determined based on current price on Sephora website. All values rounded to nearest dollar.  This post is not sponsored in any way, I just love sharing my boxes. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Ipsy bag - July 2018 #Ipsy

*$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 July Bag:

+First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Facial Cleanser (1oz APV** $5)
+Ahava Facial Mud Exfoliator (15ml APV $4.95)
+Smashbox Studio Skin Concealer (2.7ml Full Size APV $25)
+Give Them Lala Beauty Lip Gloss in the Affair (3.2g Full Size APV $16)
+City Color Cosmetics City Chic Eyeshadow in Skinny Latte (APV $3.99) 
Total Approximate Value: $54.94 (not including bag itself)
**All approximate values calculated based on price of full sized items on ipsy page when available, or Sephora / brand page when not for sale on ipsy.

While I don't love the eyeshadow, it is a great bag overall. It is definitely worth the $10 I paid for it. I am really excited to try the Ahava exfoliater and the Smashbox concealer. I have already tried the lip gloss and it is the perfect shade for me. I love it. 

Do you have ipsy? What did you receive? I also received my Boxycharm today which I will share in another post.