Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dropper Boppers Collectible Plush ~ Cool Drop Giveaway ~Closed

I was thrilled when I found out that I was going to be able to review and giveaway Cool Drop the first release of the newest limited edition plush craze.  When Cool Drop arrived at my house my tween and my hubby gathered around.  It was securely packaged so I was careful while opening it.  The suspense almost killed them.  As soon as they saw Cool Drop they exclaimed at the same time "for me".  They proceeded to tell me how cool he was.  Yes, that's why his name is Cool Drop.  Cool Drop is a collectible for anyone any age.  He is small enough to occupy a desk, office, child's room, they possibilities are endless.   I was immediately impressed by the super low price point of this adorable series.  They are under $10 and come in a custom paperboard box and a certificate.  Currently you can visit the official website and pick up one for the sale price of $5.99!  Cool Drop would make a great gift for any occasion.  He would also be a great pick me up when visiting someone who is sick.
Customers can save $1.00 off their order by typing in the coupon code droppersaver during checkout at

Dropper Bopper Ink COOL DROP from Dropper Bopper Ink on Vimeo.

Do you want to win a Cool Drop?  One lucky StuffSmart reader will.  Rules:  Open to US & Canada residents only.  (no p.o. boxes) Contest begins 3/30/11 at 8:00pm EST and ends 4/12/11 at 8:00pm EST.  A winner will be chosen using the random number generator.  Please make sure your email is available in your blogger profile or initial entry so that I may be able to contact you if you are the lucky winner.  The winner will have 72hrs to respond to the winning email.  If no response in 72hrs a new winner will be chosen.  Please one entrant per household.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry/entry value.
Mandatory entry:  This entry must be completed before any optional extra entries will count.
"Like"  The Dropper Bopper Facebook page

It would be much appreciated if you would leave them a note on their wall but not required.
"I'm entering StuffSmart's Blog Cool Drop giveaway here: .  She is one Smarty Drop!"

Extra Entries: (optional)
  1. "Like" StuffSmart on facebook:  StuffSmart's Blog (5 entries)
  2. Follow StuffSmart publicly via Google Friend Connect.(3 entries)
  3. Follow @StuffSmart  on twitter.  (Twitter account must have bio info and at least 100 followers to be eligible for this extra entry) (3 entries)   
  4. You may also tweet up to three times a day allowing at least 3hrs between tweets: "I'm entering @StuffSmart 's blog for a chance to #win @DropperBopper's Cool Drop. #plush #giveaway enter here: " please leave a comment with your tweet link for each. (up to 3 daily)
  5. Follow @DropperBopper on Twitter. (3 entries)
  6. Visit the Official site and leave a comment about your favorite Drop, a trait of a particular Drop or fun fact you learned on their website.  (1 entry~may leave up to 5 different things you learned from their site for a maximum of 5 entries.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New Giveaway Starting Tomorrow

I would like to give you a few hints and for fun see if the item is guessed.

  1. blue
  2. collectible
  3. appropriate for all ages
  4. cool
Please leave your guesses in the comment section and come back 3/30 to see if you were correct.

Believe me, I know that it is time consuming to comment but it would be much appreciated as well as fun for all.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Free Red Gold Apron~ Select States

Thanks to Ann-crabs for the heads up on this excellent offer.  For those us that live in the specified areas we are familiar with the Red Gold brand.  Red Gold canned tomatoes are a staple in our house.  Hurry and take advantage of this offer and you can look stylish when you are cooking as well as receive future offers from Red Gold about their specials and promotions.

From the RedGold site:

See the website for complete, "Rules, Terms and Conditions: FREE Red Gold Apron While Supplies Last

This promotion is only available to residents in KS, MN, MO, OK, TN, or TX with a valid shipping address and email address."

*Please leave a comment if you are able to pick up one for yourself.  Thanks.

Friday, March 18, 2011


My tween has started blogging as .  She can also be found on Twitter  as  Her posts are a short, honest reviews of all things kid.  Her movie and book reviews are especially helpful for those of you looking for appropriate entertainment for your children.  Please stop by and support her in her endeavor.  Bloggers all know how hard it is to establish a following so lets give her a push.  If possible follow her on Google Friend Connect and Twitter.  She loves comments so if you have time please leave her a comment.
If you are a company or PR rep and would like for her to review your product, send me an email ( and specify that the pitch is for FunSmart.

Thank you!  I have some of the best followers in cyberspace.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Perricone Giveaway Winner

Thank you for all who entered the Perricone giveaway!  We had a record 304 entries here on StuffSmart.  I encourage you to continue following as I have several more giveaways planned.  Thank you again.  StuffSmart followers are the best!
The Perricond Giveaway winner was chosen  via

Congratulations Rise Isom!  Rise Isom has been notified and has 48 hours to reply or another winner will be drawn.
Please join me in congratulating Rise Isom.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

InstantPeel by Earthen Review

I received InstantPeel by Earthen to review.  I will be one of the first to admit that I am not a skincare junkie and have never been to a professional spa.  Don't get me wrong,  I have tried a number of skincare regimens but haven't stuck with them for one reason or another.  I have what I would describe as dry skin and have found some products to be extremely to harsh for me.  I was a little leery of a facial peel but InstantPeel is advertised as a "natural exfoliant" and is said to be safe for even sensitive skin.  InstantPeel is also attractive to me because I can use it in the shower without interrupting my normal schedule. 

I opened the individual treatment packet in the shower and followed the instructions.  I used the product on small areas working my way from forehead to chin (avoiding sensitive eye area).  There was absolutely no stinging, tingling, burning at all.  It was a little icky feeling the skin peel off as the treatment worked.  It also left me a little frightened that I may exit the shower red faced.  I was pleasantly surprised no redness at all.  My skin felt very smooth and looked even better.  I had just two small dry patches on my cheek and used my normal moisturizer. 

InstantPeel is an easy and affordable alternative to spa treatments.  Check out all of the products offered by :

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Contest Question

I have several giveaways planned and wanted to poll my followers as to their entry preferences. 

  • Do you like getting multiple entries for doing certain things ie. following on facebook  for 3 extra entries? 
  • Do you prefer giveaways with one comment/way of entry per person?
I'd also like to know if you find a good blog or a good blog giveaway do you share it with others?

Thank you.  You're input is appreciated!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Printed T Shirts

I was given the opportunity to review a unisex t-shirt from .   The shirt I received was the white t with their mascot monkey on the front.  I ordered a size small and my eyes lit up a bit thinking it was going to be too big especially in length.  Once washed my doubts were erased.  I didn't try it on prior to washing but just by looks I'd recommend ordering  to allow for normal t-shirt shrinkage.  I want to tell you about the quality of the screen print.  As mentioned,  I washed the t shirt upon receiving it.  I turned it inside out and washed and dried (medium water temperature and medium dry) with my usual laundry.  The design came out perfectly.  There wasn't any fading, craking or peeling of the print.  It is very vibrant in color and I expect this t shirt and the design will last for a long time.  Also even though I received a white shirt the weight of the shirt is thick enough that you do not have to worry about it being see through. 

I was very pleased with this product.  The unisex t shirt is only one of many products that offers.  They will also do printings in quantities as small as 12.  If you have printing needs stop by and see what they have to offer.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Dishwasher and Laundry Safe Labels for Kids and Baby!

I recently had the opportunity to review Applied Labels  the best selling product from Applied Labels LLC.  I chose a label with my daughter's name and the butterfly icon.  Where was Applied Labels when my daughter was an infant???  I can't tell you how much masking tape I used on bottles, sippy cups, bags etc.  Applied Labels has made labeling your child's items so much easier and much more fashionable. 

When the labels arrived I couldn't wait to get them out and go to labeling.  We labeled my daughter's school supplies including: Her daily (glossy) folder, fabric pencil pouch, outside of nylon lunch bag and inside of her backpack.  I have been most impressed with the labeling of her lunch box.  Her lunch box is nylon and has been surface washed several times and the label still looks like new.  In addition this label came in handy very soon after we applied it, my daughter left her lunch box in the school office and was able to pick it up there the next day saving her lunch box from the smelly lost and found.  I will say that the label I placed in her backpack did not hold very long but want to say that I think that was entirely MY fault.  When I labeled it my daughter even told me that wasn't a good place to put it because she has to pull her 3inch 3 ring binder in and out of her backpack several times a day.  She scraped the label off with her binder.  I think I will use the iron on method next time for her backpack.  The other labels are holding strong. 

Overall I was very pleased with applied labels.  The printing and icon looks much better than my previous masking tape labels.  If you need labels check out :  Applied Labels LLC .  You may also want to follow them on twitter at @appliedlabels or like them on facebook.


Applied Labels you can help to make sure your child is able to make it home with their own belongings no matter where they are.  We all spend way to much on our children so why not insure our investment by labeling it.  Don't forget Applied Labels for: Day Cares, Mother's Day Out, Play Dates, School, Sports, Camp, etc.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using href=""> Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson href="">Product review & href="">giveaway Disclosure.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Perricone The Best Anti-Wrinkle Cream~ Giveaway (product value at up to $150)~Closed

I was more than excited when I was asked if I would be interested in hosting a Perricone product giveaway.  I will admit that being a mom I'm not one to spend a lot (read spend nothing) on my skincare.  I do however have Dr. Perricone's book and have always been intrigued by his product line.  I like that he focuses on the body as a whole not just facial care.  He integrates diet and skincare.  Learn here about:  the best anti wrinkle cream.

Dr. Perricone has been featured in virtually every beauty magazine.  See the list on the Perricone site.  He has also been featured in The New York Times.

There are thousands of beauty products available to us.  How do we know the wrinkle creams that work?  Click here for Dr. Perricone's insight.

Giveaway time!  Please read and follow all rules in order for your entry/s to count.   Giveaway open to residents of the US and Canada.  Please limit entry to only one person per household, family, ip address etc., those entering under more than one account will be disqualified.
Winner will be chosed using and contacted via email.  Winner will have 48 hrs to reply to winning email with requested information.  Giveaway starts 3/2/11 @ 2am EST and ends 3/16/11 @ 11:00pm EST.  Thank you!  Good Luck!

Mandatory entry (must be completed before any extra entries):  Visit : Perricone MD and leave a comment with which product (valued at $150 or less) that you would choose if you win and include the link to the product in your comment.

Optional extra entries:(leave a separate comment for each entry)
  1. Like Perricone MD on Facebook  AND leave a comment on the wall saying that you are entering StuffSmart Blog's Perricone giveaway.
  2. Like StuffSmart's Blog on Facebook.
  3. Follow Perricone MD on Twitter and leave your twitter handle in your comment. 
  4. Follow @StuffSmart on Twitter and leave your twitter handle in you comment.
  5. Follow StuffSmart publicly on Google Friend connect and give yourself 3 extra entries.
  6. Follow StuffSmart via Networked Blogs and give yourself 3 extra entries.
  7. You may tweet: " I'm entering for a chance to win the best anti wrinkle cream by  @DrPerricone on @StuffSmart 's blog. Enter here:   "  You may tweet up to two times per day allowing at least 3 hrs between tweets.  Please leave your tweet link in your comment/entry.
  8. Place a post on your blog linking to this giveaway including  (Blog Post must be 100 words)  5 extra entries.  Please leave a link to your post in your comments.

The Dot Girl First Period Kit® ~~Winner~~

Please join me in Congratulating dnbuster on her The Dot Girl First Period Kit® win!