Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Walgreen Presciption Savings!

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 4:01 PM 0 commented Links to this post

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you're a Walgreens savings Club member then you want to hear this news!

Walgreens is offering a special discount on annual membership for its Walgreens Prescription Savings Club:

A family membership covers everyone in your immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and pets. Join and receive savings on more than 8,000 brand name and generic medications as well as discounts on flu shots, diabetic supplies, and pet medications. Regular annual membership is $20 for an individual and $35 for a family. 

Other benefits include:
Savings on more than 8,000 brand-name and all generic medications
Discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers and diabetic supplies
Bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products and photo finishing services

My husband's insurance at work isn't the best and I often find myself browsing other insurance websites to find out prices. If we got this it would definitely help on all the things that aren't covered or I would rather not pay the deductible on.

You can go into any of your local Walgreens and speak to the pharmacist to sign up for the Prescriptions Savings Club.

Stay up to date on by liking Walgreens on Facebook and following Walgreens on Twitter

Visit Sponsor's Site

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ABE3 - Sponsor Spotlight - Summer Infant

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 8:40 PM 23 commented Links to this post
Please help me welcome my next ABE sponsor - Summer Infant!
I was sent the Carter's Wild Life Cuddle Me Musical Bouncer and this will be included in the "Baby Essentials Package"!!
The Carter's Wild Life Cuddle Me Musical Bouncer was extremely to put together that it literally took about 5 minutes from start to finish. The instuctions were the easiest and clearest instructions I think I've ever seen from something for a baby.
The suede-like material of the chair cover is extremely soft and I have no doubt that baby will love how comfy they are.
I love that the seat has a nice deep/round pocket for baby to be comfortable in. The bouncer features deluxe fabrics with adorable embroidery detail, a giraffe themed head support, musical melodies, nature, womb sounds, soothing vibrations, and a toybar with 3 soft toys. There is so so much to love about this bouncer.
Another huge plus for me is that the cover is machine washable and it's best to hang dry it! And just look how TT (Tiana) looks while testing out this Carter's Wild Life Bouncer. :)

I have always loved Summer Infant and all the great essential baby products that they carry like the Carter's brand. I can find practically every I need for a new baby in the house without having to shop anywhere else when it comes to baby gear.
The Wild Life bouncer retails for about $100 and can be purchased from Babies-R-Us (on sale for $64 right now!).

OR you can win this bouncer in my ABE3 "Baby Essentials" package - perfect for both boys or girls!!
When? January 23rd-January 28th.

Monday, January 16, 2012

ABE3 - Sponsor Spotlight - Maclaren Baby

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 11:28 AM 35 commented Links to this post
I am so excited to announce that I am a Maclaren Baby ambassador for 2012!! I truly love this brand and I am so happy to be representing them.

Last year Maclaren launched their new beautiful NettoCollection Linen Line full of beautiful lines and gorgeous colors. They recently sent me their one of their crib bedding sets and we cannot be happier with it. We don't really believe that blues are for boys and pinks for girls. Kendall wears blue cloth diapers and clothes so when we saw Menagerie Mezarine Blue crib set we fell in love with it, plus if we did ever have a baby boy in the future we'd use it for him. The set is made from Turkish cotton and I have washed the sheets a few times already and I can honestly say that the quality is just as divine as the style.
Unlike other crib sets Maclaren focuses on what is truly needed in a set. You get two (love this) fitted crib sheets, crib skirt, 1 reversible bumper, and a reusable duffel bag. The sleek skirt is incredible soft, thick and you can definitely feel the quality.
I know a lot of people don't care to use a bumper but we like them and they have proven their worth to us. For a while we stopped using a bumper and Kendall's arms and legs would get stuck and she'd wake up screaming and would be red. That's a different story though.

The flat style bumper in the Maclaren set we received is the fullest/thickest bumper I've ever felt. I love how sturdy is in it doesn't "sink" down and after the washes we've put it through it has still kept it's shape.
You can choose from 4 different colors - Menagerie Spicy Orange, Sea Coral Azalea, Sea Coral Jade Lime and of course Menagerie Mezarine Blue. Each set retails for $300 and can be purchased directly on the Maclaren Baby Shop.

OR you can win a set (in your choice color) in my ABE3 "Baby Essentials" package!!
When? January 23rd-January 28th.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

4moms mamaRoo Review and Giveaway

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 4:40 PM 96 commented Links to this post
Trying to figure out your new baby can be very challenging to say the least. Every baby is different, we all know that, and every baby likes to be smoothed differently.
When Kendall was born we quickly discovered she had colic and acid reflux. I knew about the 4moms mamaRoo but wasn't quite sure if we were going to make that purchase and before we knew it Kendall was too old for one. The mamaRoo is suitable for birth-6 months or up to 25lbs and baby can sit up unassisted.
Now I am able to review one and I really wish we had one for Kendall. but this will be great for baby #3.
Since I don't have a baby that can use the mamaRoo right now I inlisted in two "tester babies" to help me out. One is 4 days old and the other is 6 months.

The mamaRoo is a baby swing, bouncer and car all at once. How is that possible? Well 4moms put their heads together and it was unanimously decided that parents don't vibrate like a bouncy seat or swing like a swing. But rather thousands of parents scoop their little ones up in their arms and bounce and sway. 
mama said I could use his face but I opted not to :)
The mamaRoo offers 5 unique motions so you'll see it bounce up and down and sways from side to side just like you do when calming your baby.
Car Ride: A figure eight on its side. This was my younger tester baby's favorite. The slow setting was a bit too slow. We found setting 3 was perfect.

Kangaroo: Lots of up-and-down, less side-to-side. Even at it's fastest setting [speed 5] older tester baby got bored with this setting.

Ocean Wave: Big round circles. Another favorite. This time both young and old tester baby loved this setting very much.

Rock-A-Bye: Low on the sides, high in the middle. Both young and old tester baby liked Rock-A-Bye but older baby seemed to like it a bit more, especially on speed 4-5.

Tree Swing: Opposite of Rock-A-Bye, Tree Swing is high on the sides, low in the middle.

Here's a great video that shows you the 5 unique motions in action.

Everyone knows babies love to listen to music and sounds- with the mamaRoo you can choose from one of five nature sounds like wind, rain, and even white noise, or for something more your style you can connect your iPhone/iPod to your mamaRoo using the included jack. You also have control over the volume which is great. I wouldn't change anything about that setting, the loud is really loud - so no complaints there :)
4moms took play time very seriously and in their research of infant stimulation they found that the most important facets were the visuals themselves and their proximity to baby. There are two sides to the mamaRoo play toys: Black and White patterns maximize visual stimulations, and since newborns can only focus their eyes on objects 8-12inches from them, 4moms designed the mobile to remain at that distance from a baby's face. When your baby is older and can see colors better you can flip the toys around.
You can purchase the mamaRoo in two different fabric options and nine different pattern/color choices. The mamaRoo Plush is the newest addition to the mamaRoo family. The seat still zips in to be removable and washable just the same but in addition your baby will be cradled in soft plush material. Your other option is the original nylon material. My younger tester brought her own seat over (as you can see in the pictures) since her babe likes the nylon. Older tester did not like the nylon at all but loved the plush. I personally am in love with my Plush Paint Dot. I feel like the nylon is a little rough for baby so I'm glad 4moms has plush options now.
Plush retails for $239.99
Nylon retails for $199.99
4moms has kept things as green as possible because the mamaRoo runs off a power cord, not batteries.

My only couple mamaRoo requests are that there are more speed options. Even with 5 speeds it was still a bit slow. Also, I imagined the mamaRoo being taller so I was very surprised it was only 26" from floor to top of seat back and 12" inches from floor to bottom seat. I would like to see a taller mamaRoo so it's easier to get baby in and out of without the parent having to bend over so much. Lastly, I wish there was an option for batteries, in addition to the power cord. Sometimes people in apartments don't have as many wall outlets or if you're on the go in a hotel or just moving baby from room to room. 
mama said I could use it face but I opted not to.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, January 13, 2012

ABE3 Sneak Peek Announcement!

By Jennifer (Double Duty Mommy) at 5:42 PM 39 commented Links to this post
I'm sure you all have heard about ABE from other blogs but I am excited to be a part of this huge event that starts in just under 2 weeks.

So wouldn't you all like a sneak peek at the awesome prizes I'll have for you??

My theme is Baby Essentials so if you are having a baby or know someone that is then this package is for you!

Summer Infant has donated a bouncer (in your choice pattern)! ARV $100!

Maclaren Baby has donated a crib bedding set (in your choice color)! ARV $300!!
Kolcraft has donated a Jeep Reclining Umbrella Stroller (pink or blue)! ARV $60

Tiny Tillia - by Avon has donated a $50 gift certificate so you can purchase clothes, nursery items, baby bath products or maybe something for your self! ARV $50

So tell me... are you excited for my Baby Essentials package that is valued at over $510?? :) ABE starts on Jan 23rd and will go on until Jan 28th. There will be a ton of ways to enter so you can't go wrong!

I will be linking up for more then 70 other bloggers with their own prize package that values $100+ so definitely check them out too!