She Deserves a Shopping Spree!

We all can see how hard the woman in our life works.  Whether it’s your wife and mother of your children, or your mom, aunt or woman in your life, she needs a break.  She deserves a shopping spree, to be pampered, and taken out for a relaxing time.  She deserves a break from working, cooking, cleaning and everything else that needs to be done around the house.  So, win $5000 and treat her to a huge shopping spree!

Every woman needs a new purse to keep her life stored in.  A purse is one of the most valuable things a woman can carry, and she usually always has everything she could need in it.  She’ll keep things for her kids like snacks, toys, tissues and more.  Or, she’ll keep important paperwork and files in her purse for her stressful job.  Either way, she needs a purse that she can fit everything in, is easy to carry, comfortable, and looks fashionable and great.  Buy her a brand-name purse that she will love, like Gucci, Prada, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and more!  She’ll love being able to fit everything she needs in her new purse!


Similarly, get some new shoes to match that purse!  Maybe she needs some new comfortable shoes, or cute new heels, but a woman can never have too many shoes!  Furthermore, get some matching jewelry to go with it to make her feel beautiful!  She will love wearing new gorgeous earrings, necklaces or bracelets that you got her.  And don’t forget some amazing new designer clothes as well to make her feel special!

So, ladies—whether this shopping spree is for yourself, or men—whether this shopping spree is for the woman in your life, get a new wardrobe and more to de-stress from all that hard work!  Take advantage of this $5000 luxury designer shopping spree that you deserve!





It’s Dinner Time!

Groceries can be expensive.  Especially when you want to have a dinner party or cook a nice meal.  Luckily, if you win $250, you can buy delicious food to make an amazing meal!  Here are some fun ideas of what you can make for a fancy dinner!

Let’s say you are throwing a dinner party for 5 or so friends.  What can you cook that everyone will love?  Well, you’ll need a few different courses for dinner.  For appetizers, keep it light.  You don’t want your guests filling up on appetizers and snacks before the actual meal!  You can try a cheese plate with crackers, or some small finger-foods that won’t be too filling.  The appetizer is also a great time to start with some drinks.  Are you going to serve wine or other drinks?  You should decide what kind of drink will go with your meal.


Once you are ready to start the actual dinner, let’s start off with a salad or soup.  If it’s winter, soup might be a great idea.  Salads work all year around, but especially in the spring and summer a salad feels light and healthy. Just as well, if you have any bread or rolls, now is a great time to bring those out!

For your main dishes, decide if you want a carb like pasta or potatoes, and if you want a meat dish like chicken, steak or fish.  Also, choose some side dishes to go along with those, like grilled vegetables.

Lastly, decide what kind of dessert you are going to make.  Cake, brownies, ice cream, cookies, pie or fresh fruit are just some of your many options!  Don’t forget to have some time in between the main meal and dessert, otherwise they won’t be hungry!

Throwing a dinner party for your friends or family is a lot of fun.  So, don’t worry about the cost of groceries for a dinner like this, just plan out what you’re going to cook after you win!


How to Make Your Money Work for You

When you win money, you want to spend it right away.  And that’s always fun, but what if you could double, triple or even quadruple that money?  Well, you certainly can do that!  Here are some ways to make your money work for you so that you end up with more money than you first started.

First, determine your short or long-term goals.  For example, are you trying to save money for a college tuition, a vacation home, or retirement?  You can always have a checking and savings account, and put money into the savings account.  However, it’s better to have an investing account that will actually make money for you.

If you are saving for retirement, you can put money into a 401(k), which is usually offered through a company.  This money adds up so that you have a large amount for your retirement.  Similarly, an IRA (individual retirement account) allows you to make tax-deductible contributions that are saved up for your retirement.


You can also decide what you want to invest your money in.  Some of the common investments are stocks, bonds, funds and real estate.  Then, decide if you want to do your investing by yourself and self-manage your accounts online, or if you want to have an investment management company do it for you.  For those of us who understand investing and the market, it might be easier to self-manage your account.  But for the rest of us who don’t, it will be easier to hire an investment manager or financial adviser.

Investing your money and planning for the long-term can double, triple and quadruple the money that you originally put in to that account.  It’s a smart idea when planning for the future—if you want to have a retirement, or a college tuition for your kids, or pay off your mortgage one day.  You don’t have to start big when investing money, maybe just a few hundred or a thousand dollars.  But if you won $2,500, how would you invest your money so that it works for you and your future?


Get Some New Electronics in Your Life

Technology changes and gets more advanced in the blink of an eye.  Unfortunately, it also gets more expensive.  But with a $5000 gift card to shop at Walmart, you can get brand-new electronics with the best technology!

Imagine having a fancy, new 60-inch screen TV in your bedroom and living room.  It’s got the brightest screen with the best visuals.  These TVs, like the new Samsung Smart LED TV or the VIZIO HD Smart TV, have beautiful, wide screens with a lot of pixels so they have the best resolution.  Watch all your favorite shows, movies and games on a flat screen or a new curved screen.  You can even put a new TV in every room in your house and get surround sound speakers for an even better TV-watching experience!  


You can also get a new laptop, cellphone and camera!  Choose between Apple laptops or Chromebook laptops, Touchscreen laptops or Gaming laptops.  Furthermore, you can buy a new camera to take beautiful pictures with!  Take it on vacation with you or just practice your photography skills!  Choose from new digital cameras like a Canon or Nikon, and don’t forget to buy a printer with it so you can print out your favorite images in no time.

Lastly, if you love music, you can get new wireless headphones to listen to your favorite music anywhere!  Or perhaps the new professional noise-cancelling headphones so you can hear every beat of your music and nothing else!

At Walmart, you have so many options to choose from for all of your electronics.  Stock up on items for every bedroom, and for yourself and your family.  Get a new television, speakers, cameras, laptops and more!  With this $5000 shopping spree at Walmart, you can get all the best and newest electronics.  You’ll have the fastest speed, the brightest and most beautiful visuals and the best sound.


Wake Up Energized with Starbucks

Sleep.  The all-important sleep that seems to get away from us too often.  We go to sleep too late, wake up too early, and we just miss the sleep we need.  We wake up tired, exhausted and cranky.  Then we have to get ready for work, school, and maybe get our kids ready for school which is nearly impossible sometimes.  But fear not, Starbucks is here to save the day and perk you up with some energy that you desperately need!

Make your mornings easier with some much-needed coffee from Starbucks.  Try their espresso shots or espresso dark roast coffee for a wonderful boost of energy.  Feel the caffeine energize you as you can now tackle all of the items on your to-do lists.  Go to work excited and accomplish all of your tasks, get your kids ready for school in record-speed time, and all with a smile on your face!

Try the ice coffee packets that you can easily put into your water while you’re on-the-go!  These delicious boosts of caffeinated energy that you can easily keep with you and use when you need a pick-me-up.  Try the blonde roast coffee if you like a lighter brew coffee but with just as much caffeine.  Or try the delicious mochas, lattes or blended Frappuccino drinks for some extra sweetness!

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Have these tasty drinks in the morning, afternoon and evening to satisfy your sugar cravings and give you that boost of energy.  Don’t have time for an afternoon nap?  Just have a cup of coffee or latte and continue on with your day!  And on those really hot summer days, cool off with an iced tea or cold brew iced coffee.

So, the next time you wake up tired and are dreading all of the things you have to do that day, just grab your Starbucks coffee and you’ll have all the energy you need.  Get free samples of your favorite Starbucks drinks today!


Amazon’s Home Services

Imagine you just bought a new TV or furniture.  It comes in a big box, and you look at the instructions to put it together, and it seems like it’s going to take a while.  There are a ton of different pieces and it just looks complicated and time consuming.  Luckily, Amazon has a Home Services department to help you out!

So, instead of trying to set up your new furniture or TV by yourself, go online to Amazon’s Home Services department and you can hire a handyman to come to your house and set it all up for you!  Whether it’s a new desk, couch, patio furniture, dresser, treadmill, bed or TV stand, they’ll put it together for you in no time!  This way, you can sit back and relax and not stress about assembling something complicated!


Amazon also has other services like house cleaning!  If you’re moving or just want to have someone come over and deep clean your house, you can hire a house cleaning crew!  Read reviews and choose the person you want, all handpicked professionals with guaranteed satisfactory service near you!

Furthermore, you can hire someone for all your yard and outdoor activities.  If you don’t want to mow the lawn or garden, just hire someone for that.  Or if you need to hire a plumber, or have any electrical and wiring work done, there’s someone for that!

And with a $1000 Amazon shopping spree, you can buy a new TV and furniture and hire someone to set it all up for you!  Or hire people to do all of your chores and errands that need to be done around the house!  Easy to schedule and with high-rated professionals handpicked by Amazon, you can get all of your home services done for you.


Get a New Wardrobe!

It’s almost the new Fall season, which means Summer is coming to an end.  But what that means for you is—SALE!  With Fall on its way, you’ll need some warmer clothes and outfits, but you can also stock up on all the Summer items that will now be on sale!

Get the summer essentials that will be going on sale to make room for the new Fall items.  You can get a new pair of sandals or stock up on your shorts and t-shirts.  You can still wear these once it starts to get a little cooler outside.

And now it’s time to get your Fall wardrobe ready!  You can get new sweaters and jackets for colder weather as well as some lighter jackets for when there’s still some warmth in the air.  Get some long sleeve shirts, both nice and casual, and in a variety of colors!


Furthermore, stock up on your new pants and jeans for this season.  You’ll need some durable and strong jeans, as well as some nicer pants for those special occasions.  Of course, a matching belt to go with your new pants, is essential.

And let’s not forget any scarves, gloves or hats to go with your outfits!  Get some different colored scarves to match different jackets or shirts that you have, and some gloves and hats that will match that as well.

Lastly, you’ll need some new shoes to finish off your new wardrobe.  Get some shoes for those comfortable moments, as well as for working out, going to work, and for fancier, special occasions.

So, head to Kohl’s and save on all those Summer items that are now on sale, and check out all the new clothes for Fall.  You’ll have a fantastic new wardrobe and you’ll save money on all your items!



Shopping Online vs. In-Store

Everybody loves shopping!  Shopping is made simple nowadays with apps that you can shop from on your phone, tablet or website online. You hardly need to go in to the store anymore.  But still, there are malls and retail stores all over.  So, what’s the real difference between online shopping and in-store?

When you shop in-store, you can see the clothes you want to buy.  You can try them on, see how the clothes look on you, the color, the material, the actual sensation.  You can try on different sizes or colors of the same item, and then decide on an entirely different piece of clothing.  When you enter in a store, you are usually greeted immediately by a friendly, smiling employee.  If you need help finding something, they are usually right there to help you.  Furthermore, when shopping in-store, you don’t have to wait for the item to be shipped to you—you can take that item home with you right there and then. 

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However, online shopping is very different, but can be more convenient for some people.  You can shop online at all hours of the day, not just when the store is open.  You can compare item prices from other stores, save items to a wish list, and see recommended items that you might not easily find in a store without walking around for hours.  Shopping online is also preferable sometimes because products aren’t usually out of stock.  While a store might have run out of a product, you can find that item online and have that sent to you. Especially nowadays where the deliver times have been reduced to just a few days. 

So, while both shopping online and in-store have their perks, any gift card that you have will work at both places!  If you prefer to try your clothes on in-store or buy them online at any hour of the day, you can always use your gift card either way!

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What is Luck?

How do you define luck?  Is it winning the lottery after buying only one ticket?  Is it narrowly missing something dangerous?  What can you do to be more lucky?

Luck is defined as “success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions” or “a force that brings good fortune or adversity” (Merriam Webster).

Around the world and throughout most cultures, luck comes in many forms.  We see it in various symbols across countries, like the four-leaf clover in Ireland represents a good luck charm, or in China the Mystic Knot with its six infinity knots to represent never-ending luck.


Similarly, there are lucky actions or superstitions, most of which have long histories which people don’t even know.  For example, crossing your fingers to bring luck dates back to early Christianity, where people crossed their fingers to have the protection of the cross.  We also see the action of knocking on wood to protect us from bad luck, which was once done to chase away evil spirits.  Also, in Spain at midnight on New Year’s Eve they eat 12 grapes to symbolize good luck for each of the coming 12 months.

Furthermore, there are lucky phrases across the world that people say to one another to bring good luck.  People say “Buena Suerte” in Spanish, “Bonne Chance” in French, “Buona Fortuna” in Italian, or “Kila la kheri” in Swahili.

There are also lucky numbers, either specific to an entire culture or to a person.  People have a lucky number that means something to them based on a significant event, or maybe something good happened to them regarding that number and now that number represents good luck.  Cultures also have lucky numbers.  In China, for example, the number 8 is lucky and has meanings of prosperity, success and status, so people frequently use the number 8 when they can.  In Judaism, the number 18 is lucky because it means “life”, so people often wear a necklace with this word and number.

So, whether you have a lucky number or phrase, don’t worry because luck is on your side! And today might just be your lucky day! 

The Power of the Gift Card

It’s that time of year again—a friend or family member’s birthday, or the holidays where you have to get everyone and their mother a gift.  It can be difficult to figure out what to get everyone, and you shouldn’t just give the same gift to each person.

Sometimes, as we get older, it can be challenging to figure out what to give people as a gift.  We’ve even given our close family members all the usual gifts.  You’ve given your mom the usual nice jewelry and pictures, or your dad the beautiful ties and wallet.  Furthermore, you’ve given—and received—sweaters, clothing, jewelry and items that never get worn or used, even though you thought they would like it.  But after a while, it becomes difficult to figure out what to get someone as a gift, whether it’s for their birthday or a holiday.

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That’s why a gift card is perfect!  It shows that you know the person you are giving it to—you can personalize the gift by choosing a store that you know they love.  If your friend loves shopping at a certain store, maybe it’s Walmart, Nike, Amazon, Kohl’s or others, you’ll show that you know that person well by giving them a gift card to a store they love.  Similarly, it’s also great when other people give you a gift card to a store you love, instead of a gift that you might not like or use.  Now you can go shop at your favorite place and buy your own items that you know you will use.

So, when the holidays or birthdays roll around, get your mom, dad, siblings or friends a gift card to a store they love.  It takes all the stress away from picking out the perfect gift.  And you know they’ll actually use the gift card on products they’ll enjoy, and they’ll love that they can shop at their favorite places.

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