Wednesday, July 23

Ross Dress for Less: Review and Giveaway

Update: Congratulations to Sandra who wrote "I would buy clothes for my son"!

Ross provided me with a $25 gift card to experience their store AND are offering up another $25 to one of my lucky readers!  More on that in a bit.

About Ross:
Ross Dress for Less offers significant savings of 20 to 60 percent off department store regular prices, featuring an exciting mix of nationally advertised brands in clothing and gifts.  Check out the Ross website and "like" Ross Dress for Less on Facebook.

Ross Dress for Less opened 3 more brand new stores in Chicagoland on Saturday, July 19.  They're located at:

Aurora Commons, 1270 N. Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506
Ford City North, 7601 Cicero Ave,Chicago, IL 60652
111 US Highway 41,Schererville, IN 46375

You can find a Ross near you by using their store locator.

My Experience:

While Ross Dress for Less has many, many clothes, you'll find a little bit of everything!  I thought the saying above, "Experience the treasure hunt," described Ross perfectly!  You never know what you'll find when you visit Ross.  Each store offers something different!

Of course I couldn't resist spending most of my time in the baby and children's department to spoil my 6 month old.

I ended up getting:
Sleeper, Compare at $7.44, Ross Price $4.99
Mirror Teether Toy, Compare at $6.00, Ross Price $3.99
Traveltime Bowl Set, Compare at $8.00, Ross Price $4.99

What a deal!

The Giveaway:
One Bargain Barton reader will win a $25 Ross giftcard.  To enter, comment below and tell me what type of items you would buy with your gift card and leave a valid e-mail address.  One entry per person.  Entries without an e-mail will not be counted. Enter through 11:59 pm central, Saturday, July 26.  Winner will be contacted via e-mail and will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  In the event that the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

Thursday, June 19

Ross Dress for Less: What's Your Summer Style? Promotion = Chance to Win $150 Gift Cards!!!

Now until June 27, Ross is celebrating summer with their What’s Your Summer Style?  promotion on the Ross Facebook page. Here’s the details:

·         Take the quiz on their Facebook page to find out your summer style!
·         Share your results with your Facebook friends for an extra entry.
·         Each week they’ll randomly select two $150 gift card winners who will have the chance to shop for summer staples at Ross!

I took the quiz and got "Family Fun Patrol"..."You love to take care of everyone in your family!  With the kids out of school, summer is the perfect opportunity for more together time and you are definitely taking advantage of each moment.  You can bet you'll be creating memories all summer long and will have tons of photos to prove it."

I'd love to hear what you get!

Disclaimer: Ross provided me with a $25 gift card for this post, but all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, June 11

Walgreens: Coupons found in Discover Beauty Within Magazine

Discover Beauty Within, a Walgreens exclusive quarterly publication, launched its first issue this past April with $20 worth of coupons inside it's $1.99 magazine.

Coupons include:
$2/1 Lumene Skin Care Product, exp. 6/30/14
$2/1 SheaMoisture Product (excludes bar soap), exp. 12/31/14
$1.50/1 Burt's Bees Product (excluding lip products), exp. 6/30/14
$1/1 Kiss Nails Product (excluding nail gules, nail art & nail polish), exp. 11/30/14
$2/1 SensatioNail color gel polish, exp. 5/31/14
$5/1 SensatioNail starter kit, exp. 5/31/14
$2/1 Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil Face, exp 2/28/15
$1/1 Dark and Lovely or Optimum Salon Haircare Product, exp. 12/31/14
$2/1 Schick Hydro or Schick Hydro Silk Razor or Refill, or Schick Hydro 5 or Schick Hydro Silk Disposable Pack, exp. 8/30/14

The magazine also featured editorial stories about new trends for spring beauty, anti-aging treatments, 15 must-have's under $15 and more. Sofia Vergara, the issues cover girl, shared her view on beauty as did the publications resident beauty and wellness expert, model and athlete Gabrielle Reece.

The publication is gearing up to launch its Q2 issue in July with cover star Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas and promises to be filled with ALMOST DOUBLE the amount of coupons available only to Walgreens shoppers from many of its top brands.  For now, you may still be able to snag the Q1 issue at your local Walgreens

Saturday, May 10

Zipadee-Zip Review and Giveaway

Update: This giveaway has ended.  Congratulations to Stacy S!

My sweet Everley sleeping like a champ in her Zipadee-Zip!
I've got a great giveaway for all of you new moms or moms-to-be!  Read on to see how you can win a Zipadee-Zip!

What's a Zipadee-Zip?

The Zipadee-Zip (aka Zippy) is the perfect solution for transitioning your baby from a swaddle!

Want to see how the Zippy works?  Check out the following videos: 
1. Sleep – Aids swaddle transition and teaches self-soothing skills!
2. Travel – Encourages sleep and settling on long car or plane rides!
3. Dr. Office Visits – Eliminates tedious clothing changes!
4. Grocery Visits and Plane Rides – Provides a GERM FREE environment!
5. Breastfeeding – Prevents a baby from scratching themselves and momma!
6. Stroller walks or walks/rides in a sling or baby carrier – can be worn while buckled or strapped in!
7. MORE SLEEP! Aids transition to crib off of a swing, or rock and play sleeper and helps sick little ones get rest when they wouldn’t otherwise!

My Zipadee-Zip Experience

Being a first time mom, I'm really cautious with everything concerning my baby.  While swaddling is comforting to our baby, our pediatrician recommended we stop swaddling at 2 months.  I share her fear of babies rolling over in the night and not being able to breathe.  When we stopped swaddling our baby at such a young age, we had a new set of concerns.  She still startled easily in the night, chewed her hands (making them very cold), and often got a case of the "wiggles," all preventing good, quality sleep.  That's when a fellow mother of an infant suggested a Zipadee-Zip!

Zipadee-Zips come in a variety of materials (regular or fleece) and adorable patterns.  The first thing I noticed when I opened my Zippy was that the tag said it was flame resistant.  Not all pajamas are, so this was a great comfort.  I found out that the owner of Zipadee-Zip went to great lengths to comply with flame retardant standards without the use of chemicals because she wanted to make sure no harsh chemicals would come in contact with the little ones wearing them.

The first night we tried the Zippy, Everley seemed to sleep more soundly.  I didn't hear the usual grunts and wiggles.

The next day, I decided to the the Zippy at nap time.  Mind you, Everley usually won't let me put her down for a nap.  The second I do, her eyes pop open.  Well, I put her in the Zippy, fed her a bottle, she dozed off, and I laid her down. She slept for a record amount of time (and looked at peace while doing so!)

We've now been using the Zippy for a few weeks.  It has become part of our bedtime routine.  Everley seems to find comfort and know it's time for bed when she's zipped in for the night.

While Everley is a little young to be in a Zippy (most babies transition off the swaddle when they are showing signs they are ready, usually around the 4-6 month range), she seems to like it so far. I can only imagine our great experiences with ZipadeeZip will continue to grow!

One more thing that I like about Zipadee-Zip is the wonderful customer service!  Zipadee-Zip was created by a mom, who clearly not only cares for her own children, but for others.  Creator, Stephanie, has gone out of her way to help me provide Everley with the best possible experience.  Zipadee-Zip is truly a company that cares.

The Giveaway

The winner of this giveaway will win a Zipadee-Zip of their choice off of  To enter, you must “like” Zipadee-Zip on Facebook and leave a comment below saying you've liked them, along with a valid e-mail address.  One entry per person.  Entries without an e-mail will not be counted. Enter through 11:59 pm central, Saturday, May 17.  Winner will be announced and contacted via e-mail on Sunday, May 18 and will have 24 hours to respond with their mailing address.  In the event that the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

Disclaimer: Zipadee-Zip provided me with a Zippy, but all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, April 16

Ross Dress for Less: Show off Your Shoes Promotion

Now through April 18, Ross is hosting a Show off Your Shoes promotion on the Ross Facebook page.  Simply snap and upload your best Ross shoe selfie, then share with your friends and encourage them to vote for you!

At the end of the promotion, the top three shoe selfies with the most votes will receive the grand prize, second prize and third prize of a $500, $300 and $100 Ross Dress for Less gift card!  Additionally, each week Ross will select one winner at random to win a $50 Ross gift card.

Ross offered me a $25 gift card to shop at my local Ross store to find the perfect pair of spring shoes and snap my best shoe selfie for the promotion.  In desperate hope that spring will be here soon (and stick around), I picked up a cute pair of name brand flip flops.

You can check out and vote for my shoe selfie here.  Who else is in?  You can visit the promotion on the Ross Facebook page here.  If you participate, feel free to post your link below and on Bargain Barton's Facebook page!