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Save Money On Smartphones This Season With Walmart Family Mobile #Shop

October 28th, 2014 by Christen

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

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  In the beginning, consumers were stuck choosing big name carriers and paying outrageous cell phone bills each month.  Now, with the ever-evolving world of mobile services, there are more options to choose from including options that can save you and your family big bucks!  All mobile carriers aren't the same.  Sure many of them carry the same devices, but what you pay for talk, text and data could make a world of difference for your wallet.   walmart family mobile

A Tale of Two Samsung Galaxy S4 devices: Unlimited talk, text/web for $34.88 or pay over $175.

Which one would you choose?

  After years of trial and error other mobile carriers, I'm happy to announce that I've seen the light and have become an official WalMart Family Mobile Ambassador!  As a Walmart Family Brand Ambassador, I'll be sharing tips on how to make the most of your mobile phone budget as well as highlighting many of the amazing mobile options available to Walmart Family Mobile customers.  (If we're talking WalMart, then you know I'll be spilling the details all the lowest priced unlimited plans - just in time for your holidays!) Deals like $34.88/month for Unlimited Talk, Text, and Web paired with a smartphone for under $100 – it's the perfect plan and phone combination for those who want to stay connected while on-the-go!   walmart family mobile

Enjoy your fall festivities by harvesting a few coins in your pockets and save money with Walmart Family Mobile.

  And when I say smartphones, I'm not talking the prehistoric devices of yesteryear.  With mobile devices available like the Samsung Galaxy S4, you and your entire family can enjoy all the Fall harvest fun that the season brings. From mobile shopping for Halloween costumes online to snapping and sharing your favorite Thanksgiving foodie flicks - you can do it all and save a pretty penny in the process!  In fact, there's a variety of high-quality, major brand smartphones (powered by T-Mobile) available for practically any budget - including the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit Smartphone-$99.88, Walmart Family Mobile LG Optimus L90 Smartphone- $149.88 (on rollback from $179.88).  With brands like LG, Samsung , Nokia and more - you can stay up to date with reliable smartphones you trust at a price that you can afford!   walmart family mobile

The holiday shopping season is here. Saving money today could mean all the difference in your happy holidays tomorrow.

  Want to learn more?  Check out all the great deals and available devices on rollback at and connect with Walmart Family Mobile online today! Walmart Family Mobile is now on Twitter! Follow @FamilyMobile for up to the minute sales, news and more! #Fall4Phones #CollectiveBias    

Spring Clean Your Beauty Regimen with RoC® Skincare #Eyes4NYC Giveaway

April 16th, 2014 by Christen


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Warmer weather is here and in addition to spring cleaning closets, and office spaces, now is the time to spring clean your beauty regimen too! I love warmer weather, it means less clothes and less makeup. I completely transform into a wake up and go kinda girl! By no means am I a young girl, it takes some pretty good skincare products (and a whole lot of good genes) to maintain a healthy and youthful glow and guess what? RoC® Skincare products are my new go-to products for my "I woke up like this" fresh-faced look.

RoC® Skincare #EyeHeartNY

RoC® Skincare #EyeHeartNY

  Recently, I was gifted a variety of RoC® Skincare products (and awesome Ray-Ban aviators) and I want to share the wealth with you! Thanks to the beauties behind RoC® Skincare, I'm giving away a super luxe gift set valued over $140 to one lucky reader. All you have to do is enter to win below.  

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RoC® Skincare #Eyes4NYC Giveaway

  What does this awesome gift set include? One lucky winner will win a RoC® Skincare gift set which includes: · RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream · RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Sensitive Eye Cream · RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Eye Cream · RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream · RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 · RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Serum Hurry! Enter today, because this giveaway will end soon! [Giveaway open to U.S. Residents 18+]    
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But wait, there's more! Want to increase your chance of winning more awesome RoC® Skincare and beauty prizes? Join the RoC® Skincare #Eyes4NYC Twitter Party next week, April 24th at 12pm ET. Discover skin care solutions with NY dermatologist Dr. Debra Jaliman and enter to win up to $650 in prizes!

Disclosure:  I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Duane Reade. #Eyes4NYC #ad #cbias #SocialFabric.  To find RoC® Skincare products at your closest Duane Reade, check out their store locator online. The team behind @DuaneReade on Twitter and Facebook are always helpful and for more information on the finding RoC® Skincare for your new beauty routine use the hashtag #Eyes4NYC and #cbias to see how others are using RoC® Skincare today.

Shop For Good: Try Gifting for a Cause This Holiday Season

December 16th, 2013 by Nicole Shop For Good:  Try Gifting for a Cause This Holiday Season

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  Combining your holiday giving and charitable kindness; what a wonderful thing.  Support a charitable cause and also gift to the one you love with (RED).org.  The organization helps bring awareness and lifesaving treatments for the fight against Aids in Africa. The anti-retroviral medications are helping to combat and manage the disease helping millions of women and children live a long and healthy life.

The (RED) Manifesto

Every Generation is known for something. Let's be the one to deliver an AIDS FREE GENERATION.   How does this work?   “When you buy (RED) from the world’s most iconic brands, they donate up to 50% of the proceeds to fight AIDS. We’re at a tipping point in the fight - with action and urgency, it’s possible for the world to end the transmission of HIV from moms to their babies.”  (  

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Beats by Dr. Dre contributes $5 from each Solo HD (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition headphones to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.  The Beats by Dre mission is to provide a superior end-to-end music experience - with headphones, speakers, devices and services - so fans feel the emotion and hear the music the way artists intended it to sound from the studio

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Starbucks is one of the key supporters of the Product (RED) campaign to raise funds to help those living HIV and AIDS in Africa, and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The coffee company began a partnership with (RED) in 2008 with the concept, “Your handcrafted beverage an agent of change”. The Starbucks campaign includes donations from proceeds of handcrafted drinks, coffee cards, specially designed mugs and tumblers.

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Mophie powerstation (PRODUCT) RED is reliable power, capable of quickly charging virtually any USB device in the world, including the iPad and other power-hungry tablets with ease.     With well known and popular brands like Apple, Starbucks, Morphie, Theory, and beats by dr. dre, you are bound to find that perfect gift. So, gift someone you love and tell them how this gift will also help those in need.      

The Best Cyber Monday Sites For Virtually Any Holiday Gift!

November 26th, 2012 by Lifestyle Staff Black Friday has come and gone and its time to celebrate Cyber Monday!! For those of you who still don’t know what Cyber Monday is, this day was created by companies to encourage people to shop online; as if we really needed a reason to this already. However this day of online shopping is the most convenient way to take advantage of holiday deals while avoiding large crowds, long lines with intense weather conditions and injuries; yes injuries. The saying “I survived Black Friday” wasn’t created because of its innocent misperception of safe activity. Black Friday shoot outs at the local Walmart in Florida is a too common story making headlines and making the celebration slightly discomforting and discouraging for some. Since 2012 is the year of generating and revamping comic heros, I notion the movement of a Black Friday hero, we could just call it CYBER MONDAY! Have no fear your hero is here to the rescue and there are plenty of great deals to take advantage of and avoid a black eye or two or three. Here are a few “go to” online sites in no particular order with a variety of great deals that virtually any online shopper would love!

    Not only should you appreciate Macy’s for its elaborate yearly beautiful thanksgiving parade but they are also encouraging online shoppers with specials like an extra 15% off and free shipping off orders of $75 or more.

What can’t you purchase on this website? From beauty supplies to a Kindle of any kind, is offering an instant $30 off eligible and applied credit card applicants and various percentages up to 70% for select products.   Did you know you can even score a free Amazon Prime account?  Amazon Prime is a membership program that gives you and your family unlimited fast shipping, such as FREE Two-Day shipping, instant streaming of thousands of movies & instant access to thousands of books without the pesky $79 membership fee.  (Find out how to score your free account via video here.)

    If the Walmart industry could turn into a local store then there would be no need for their great cyber monday deal of free shipping in the Home department nor prices for the perfect gift under $20! Check this website out for great deals on electronics and gifts delivered right to your door.

A personal favorite for great deals during anytime of the year; is offering an extra percentage off for all departments and deemed the entire weekend as cyber weekend for extra savings. From personal use, I must mention their great customer service with an impeccable track shipping support to ensure your delivery.   So go grab a snack and get ready to camp out in front of a computer and enjoy a safe Cyber Monday!   Have you entered Diva Days Of Christmas Holiday Giveaway yet? What are you waiting for?

The Best Cyber Monday Tech Sales At Your Fingertips (Listing)

November 26th, 2012 by Tech Staff


  In case you didn’t get a chance to take advantage of the deals on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, don’t fret.  Today is Cyber Monday, which is another day of sales to treat yourselves or to gift for the holidays. So grab your credit cards, a cup of coffee, crack those knuckles and let's get ready to shop! We’ve gathered a fine list of retailers joining in on the savings for you below.  


  • Samsung 55 inch Slim LED 1080p HDTV for $998
  • Sonos Play:3 for $299.99 + get a $100 Amazon gift card
  • Sony NEX-5R mirrorless camera for $648 + a camera bag, 16GB SD card, & wireless backup drive

Best Buy

  • HP ENVY 14 inch Ultrabook w/ 4GB of RAM & 500GB HD for $550
  • Samsung 46 inch Smart LED 1080p HDTV for $600
  • Samsung 16GB Galaxy Note 10.1 for $450


  • ASUS Nexus 7 32GB Wi-Fi Tablet for $250
  • LG 50 inch 600Hz 1080p Plasma HDTV for $550


  • Nikon D3100 14.1MP DSLR w/ 18-55mm kit lens for $480

Tiger Direct

  • Beats by Dre Studio headphones for $270
  • Vizio All-In-One PC w/ 4GB of RAM, 1TB HD, & 24inch HD display for $600
  • Xbox 360 2-game 250GB HD bundle for $250


  • PlayStation 3 charge & chat bundle for $269
  • Samsung 46 inch LED HDTV for $700
  • Xbox 360 4GB Skylanders bundle for $160
  With all these deals on everything from cameras, computers to video games - you have no reason to give anyone, just a gift card. What's on your Cyber Monday holiday gift wish list?   Have you entered Diva Days Of Christmas Holiday Giveaway yet? What are you waiting for?   Via

Tips To Find The Best Deals And Maximize Your Cyber Monday Shopping!

November 26th, 2012 by Christen Today marks Cyber Monday - it's one of your best chances to order those holiday gifts at unbelievable prices!  If you're a online shopping novice, you're probably wondering how the pros make the most out of their Cyber Monday shopping without breaking the bank.  We've got you covered!  Check out a few top Cyber Monday shopping tips below, plus a few secrets that'll help you save some additional dough on free shipping, family discounts and more!  

Top 5 Cyber Monday Shopping Tips


1.  Know what you want, make a list & STICK to it!

2.  Compare prices!

3.  Make sure your information is protected with a secure shopping site.

4.  Be aware of shipping costs.

5.  Know your return policies.

  Now that you have the tips & tricks to online shop like a pro, where are you shopping for your deals first?      Have you entered Diva Days Of Christmas Holiday Giveaway yet? What are you waiting for?    

How To Prepare For The Ultimate Black Friday Shopping Experience On A Budget!

November 22nd, 2012 by Christen   Shopping for deals and steals post-Thanksgiving has become a custom for many families and shopaholics alike, with shoppers frequenting their favorite stores with stacks of ads and coupons clutched to their chests.   With the biggest holiday shopping sale moments away, like many Americans (your budget is limited...)  but being the savvy shopper you are, you refuse to wait to plan your shopping strategy and that's why you're here!  In addition to the latest Black Friday strategies and sale information, we've got that one tip that is sure to keep you out of long lines while getting the big savings on Black Friday below.  

Black Friday Sales

From free toys to cheap electronics, find some of your tops wish list gifts on  Looking for that 60" VIZO television for $688? Walmart's got it!  What about 50% off top toy brands and $30 of stocking stuffers for the kids for FREE? Toys R Us has you covered!   TIP #1  MAKE A PLAN: Once you identify what you want to buy, which stores have the best sales on Black Friday and what time they open, make a decision about when and where you want to shop first. This year, many stores such as Macy’s & Kohl’s will be opening as early as midnight, but depending on your mall, the next batch of stores may not be open until 4am-6am. Plan accordingly so you’re not waiting in the cold for the next four hours!   DEAL FOR A STEAL:  Looking for free money to add to your holiday spending?  H&M is offering the first 100 customers in line scratch off cards with values of up to $300 for store spending!  With sweaters & dresses just starting at $5 each, you can buy gifts for everyone, no matter if they've been naughty or nice this season!  Most free-standing H&M stores will open up tonight at midnight, you better get in line early!  (Check your local mall for correct Black Friday shopping hours.)   TIP #2 DON’T DRESS TO IMPRESS: Loose-fitting or comfy clothing (such as a jogging suit) and sneakers could possibly be the best Black Friday shopping outfit ever. Not only will you be spending a lot of time on your feet, but no one wants to wake up at 4am and get all gussied up. Do yourself a favor by keeping your outfit relaxed and nixing those heels!  

SKIP THE LINES:  Several stores (including Walmart) will let you put the Black Friday Sale items on Layaway today and get them out for the Black Friday price on Friday! If you want to avoid the lines and still get the deals, drop everything and shop now

    #TIP #3  THERE’S POWER IN NUMBERS: Go with a team and attack separate stores or sections of the same store. Distributing the list by items (electronics, fashions, etc.) is also a good plan. Designate a meeting place and time to check out so you can find one another amongst all the craziness. The faster you can shop, the sooner you’ll be nursing a hot chocolate back in bed!   LESS-QUANTITY ITEMS ARE NOT WORTH YOUR QUALITY TIME: Be wary of Black Friday deals with quantity limits. If a store only has 10 items at that price, go elsewhere. Time is money and you don’t want to miss out on Black Friday sales that are actually worth waiting for!   TIP #4 HARNESS THE POWER OF YOUR SMARTPHONE: From following local stores via Twitter, double-checking ad sales via mobile internet or simply dialing a friend to lend a helping hand in carrying five flat-screen TVs home, smartphones are your BFF on Black Friday.  Make sure yours is fully charged…and use it wisely!   USE TIMING WISELY: By 8am, many of those door-busting earlybirds who have been shopping since 4am have left to go home and crawl back into bed. Meanwhile, the later shoppers are just getting dressed and making waffles, preparing to hit the malls at 10am. If you wait until 8am or so, you can find empty parking lots of stores where there are still plenty of deals to be found, but nearly no lines!   TIP #5 BRING A SNACK: Only amateurs stop at the food court on Black Friday. If you think the lines are bad in the stores, you won’t believe the crowds around McDonald’s come noon! Keep granola bars or pre-packaged snacks in your bag to fight off those mid-shopping munchies. You’ll stay satisfied and can eat a healthier meal at home!     What do you think of these Tips for Black Friday success? Have you ever gone shopping on Black Friday? Will you be going this year? Where are you off to?

Black Friday Alert: If You’re Looking For Apple’s Black Friday Deals, Look No Further…

November 19th, 2012 by Tech Staff   What’s under Apple’s tree this season? Could it be the gift of savings? Apple hasn’t announced any deals for Black Friday (yet), but in this season of giving, we can only assume that Apple plans to offer huge savings for Black Friday. If 2011 is any indication as to 2012 savings, we’re in for a treat and it’s safe to write our list for what we want. Last year Apple offered respectable discounted items for the one-day shopping event including iPad savings and savings on the iPod Nano, iPod Touch, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac devices. We’re checking our list twice and on our list this season, we’re asking the big red man (ahem, Apple) for: iPad specials:  In 2011, the iPad 2 was only a few months old when Black Friday rolled around, and customers enjoyed about a $50 savings. We expect the same level of savings for iPad 3 and older model iPads this year. If you haven’t bought an iPad yet because of the hefty price tag, we suggest waiting until Apple officially announces its specials. Because they will…at least we hope. Apple reduced prices on Mac last year so we predict savings on Mac products as well.


Discounts on Accessories: We expect Apple to reduce prices on accessories. Some stores offer free Apple accessories with your purchase of an iPad so be on the lookout for these savings. There’s nothing better than getting something free especially when it’s from Apple. Shorter Lines and Less in-store Crowds: Wildly popular is Black Friday so expect to see a lot of consumers. We hope that Apple is well stocked and equipped to handle the influx of customers. How about express lines and customer service oriented sales people to direct the traffic? We don’t want our turkey & stuffing to get cold. Participating Stores: While Apple is the go-to spot for all things Apple, other retailers like Best Buy will have possible savings on Apple products. Best Buy has its own surge of customers on Black Friday, but it’s a healthy alternative to buying your iPad directly from an Apple store. You can even buy your Apple product online and skip the long lines and overcrowding. However, in store sales seem to be the most lucrative and cost-effective. You may be wondering about iPhones. Last year there were no iPhone savings, but you never know. These are just our predictions. Apple may have some surprises up its sleeves.

Tell us about your Black Friday experience. Do you plan on going this year? What tech pieces are you looking to get your hands on?

Haute Designer Sample Sales Coming In June! (Ralph Lauren, DVF, Tory Burch)

May 29th, 2012 by Fashion Staff   Looking for haute designer duds at reasonable prices in NYC is not as hard as you think!  With plenty of designer sample sales throughout New York City with slashed prices of up to 80% off - finding designer discounts will no longer be a problem, instead it'll be finding ways to keep your money in your pockets! Check out a few upcoming sample sales to look forward to next month below & an app that'll keep you on top of the NYC Sample Sale game...  


Date: June 4th - 7th 2012
When/Where: Soiffer Haskin 317 West 33rd Street, NYC (Just west of 8th Avenue).
What to know: MEN’S & WOMEN’S, LUXURY, APPAREL & ACCESSORIES, Cruise, Spring and Summer Collections, CREDIT CARDS ONLY, (American Express, Visa or MasterCard), All Sales Final. No strollers allowed. No children under 12 will be admitted.


Date: June 5th-June 9th
Diane von Furstenberg will be taking over 260 Fifth Avenue starting on Tuesday, June 5 and running through Saturday, June 9th.
When/Where: Tuesday, June 5 through Saturday, June 9. Tues 9am—6:30pm, Weds 10am—8pm, Thurs 10am—7pm, Fri 9am—5pm, Sat 10am—3pm. 260 Fifth Ave between 28th and 29th St
General discount: Up to 75% off. Tees were $40; pants, skirts, blouses, and sweaters were $80; dresses and jackets were $125; wrap dresses and vintage were $150; leathers were $250; and cocktail dresses and coats were $275.
What to know: Diehard DVF fans flock to this sale, so get ready for a really long line. Also, be prepared to squeeze through tiny aisles and possibly get stabbed by a hanger or two.


Date: June 12th - 16th 2012
When/Where: 261 W. 36th St (b/w 7th & 8th Ave), 2nd Floor.
What to know: This sale tends to draw large crowds (mob scenes at times and at one sale the NYPD had to restore order)… so be prepared to wait if you’re planning to go on the first day.
 Looking for a way to have all your favorite sample sales, dates and locations at the tip of your fingers?  There's an app for that!  Why not download the ultimate app for all your sample sale shopping needs?

The NYC Sample Sales App provides detailed info for dozens of samples sales in NYC and is one of the first apps to feature Apples's newest location awareness technology.  While walking the streets of NYC, a user can be immediately alerted to any sample sale within a 1one mile radius.  No longer will you have to scour the internet for the latest sample sale news, you can find it instantly with you smartphone device.

Are You Ready For Black Friday Shopping? (Checklist)

November 18th, 2011 by Christen It's the single biggest shopping day of the year and you don't want to be caught slipping at the malls, department stores or electronic stores.  Did you know that prepared shoppers get the best deals on Black Friday?  Are you prepared?  Here are a few tips we shared with on how to prepare for Black Friday Shopping/Sales and get the biggest bang for your buck! RESEARCH: Start your Black Friday 2011 sale research the week leading up to Thanksgiving Day. Many retailers publish their Black Friday sales online or via the local newspaper. Look around and print out/cut out any coupons you’ll want to redeem! Researching what will be available for how much and where will also help you decide where to go. MAKE A PLAN: Once you identify what you want to buy, which stores have the best sales on Black Friday and what time they open, make a decision about when and where you want to shop first. This year, many stores such as Macy’s & Kohl’s will be opening as early as midnight, but depending on your mall, the next batch of stores may not be open until 4am-6am. Plan accordingly so you’re not waiting in the cold for the next four hours! DON’T DRESS TO IMPRESS: Loose-fitting or comfy clothing (such as a jogging suit) and sneakers could possibly be the best Black Friday shopping outfit ever. Not only will you be spending a lot of time on your feet, but no one wants to wake up at 4am and get all gussied up. Do yourself a favor by keeping your outfit relaxed and nixing those heels!

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