WIN a “Blast!” retro/classic videogame console from AtGames #GiftGuide

 AtGames Digital Media Inc., have released their latest classic video games- the Blast! family of products. The Blast! series of HDMI dongle and wireless controller bundles features eight to 20 classic titles per model.

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“This upcoming range of products represents an unprecedented value for families and gamers of all types,” says Dr. Ping-Kang Hsiung, CEO of AtGames. “With a wide selection of innovative, expandable HDMI dongle and wireless controller products with fun-to-play games of every type, there’s truly something here for everyone.”

The Blast! family includes the Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 1Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 2Activision Flashback Blast!Legends Flashback Blast! and Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!, all of which come with a USB-powered HDMI dongle that plugs directly into the TV and an ergonomic six-button wireless gamepad. The Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 3 swaps the wireless gamepad for a pair of wireless game paddles, which are specially optimized for its selection of classic paddle and ball games.

Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 1 features 20 Atari 2600 classics like Centipede, Millipede and Yars’ Revenge.

Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 2 features 20 Atari 2600 classics like Adventure, Asteroids and Missile Command.

Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 3. features 20 Atari 2600 paddle-based classics like Breakout, Pong and Warlords.

The Activision Flashback Blast! features 20 of the most iconic Activision home classics, including Pitfall!, H.E.R.O. and River Raid.

The Legends Flashback Blast! features Space Invaders and an additional 11 favorites like Burnin’ Rubber and Jungle Hunt.

The Bandai Namco Flashback Blast! features eight gaming mainstays, including Pac-Man, Galaga and Dig Dug.

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Every Blast! includes high-definition video output, an intuitive menu system, save and resume game functionality and the ability to rewind a game in progress to recover from a play misstep. An optional second wireless gamepad can be purchased for games that support two players.

These “plug & play” products include an HDMI dongle and wireless controller bundles and feature eight to 20 classic videogame titles per model.

The Blast! family includes the Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 1Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 2Activision Flashback Blast!Legends Flashback Blast! and Bandai Namco Flashback Blast!, all of which come with a USB-powered HDMI dongle that plugs directly into the TV and an ergonomic six-button wireless gamepad. The Atari Flashback Blast! Vol. 3 swaps the wireless gamepad for a pair of wireless game paddles, which are specially optimized for its selection of classic paddle and ball games.

Games featured include Centipede, Millipede, Yar’s Revenge, Asteroids, Missile Command, Pitfall, River Raid, Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Galaga and Dig Dug.

Blast! family products retail for $19.99-$39.99.

One of you will be able to win a console- please feel free to use the RC form below to enter. Good Luck! Ends Jan 10, 2019.

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Giveaway – BioMed For Pain Relief #HealthyLiving #painrelief #GIVEAWAY

Looking for relief from pain? I’ve recently discovered a new company, BioMed. They have a bunch of new products that will help you gain relief from pains that you are experiencing.  There are quite a few products you can choose from.

PAIN RELIEF

Sunny Bay’s versatile heating pad pillow will quickly become your go-to solution for neck and shoulder muscle pain, soreness, and tension caused by intense training or accidental tweaks that can happen during daily activities. Simply pop it in the microwave or freezer for the best hot or cold therapy for your aching body. It has been useful for me, and I’ve often used it when I am working on the computer or on the couch or even driving.

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THERAPEUTIC

Once your neck brace is safely heated in the microwave, place it on your neck for pain relief. Each pack holds in heat for 30 minute intervals, maximizing your relief for fast and efficient recovery. Stow your pad in your day bag or luggage for daily relief during travels near and far.  They are also easy to use, wear, and are fairly comfortable.
Each pack is filled with fresh flax seeds to efficiently hold in heat and ensure a flexible fit around your neck, arm, or knee. Whether you’re standing up or moving around in your office chair, the neck brace stays put. It can touch more skin areas than wraps made of other materials. It’s anti-pill fleece cover retains warmth and is designed to protect your skin from the long-lasting heat stored inside. It is very comforting.

HOT-COLD USE

Forget gel packs or ice cubes melting through towels-. Our heat pillows handle hot and cold treatment with ease. You place it in the microwave for quick heating, or place it in the freezer to chill for fast soothing. It’s perfect for muscle aches and pains from your neck and shoulders.

REUSABLE

No matter how many times you use it, our heat pack is ready for more. From the filling to the cover, we designed every detail to stand up to heavy, repeated use to provide you with consistent muscle pain relief on demand.

OR, DISPOSABLE

You can also get disposable Pain Relief Heat Pads that you place directly on your skin. They heat up upon contact, and they work for around 30 minutes at a go. They work well on your lower back for menstrual cramps, as well.

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One of you can win a gift set from BioMed to try out for yourself. Feel free to use the RC form below to enter to win. Good luck, ends Jan 5, 2019.
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Win Barbie® Doll & Swimmin’ Pup Pool as well as App Game Code!

Barbie is one of the most iconic toy brands in the world, encouraging children to explore their limitless potential and grow through the power of play. And now, the beloved and trusted brand is releasing a new mobile app that allows kids to explore their creativity and create their very own adventure: Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures, inspired by their favorite Netflix show. We’d love to work with you on a feature highlighting the app’s family-friendly fun that your readers and their kids are sure to love.

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Available now on iOS and coming soon to Android, Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures lets players create their very own Barbie Dreamhouse experience. Join Barbie and friends for a bunch of fun activities including baking, dancing or even epic pool parties. Plus, players can design every room in the house, dress up characters in fashion-forward looks and hang out with all of Barbie’s BFFs (and their puppies)!

This would be fun for any Barbie lover, and it’s nothing scary for parents. A safe app is a good app. Of course, always monitor your children’s Internet use to be safe.

You can win a code for your child to use, as well as a Barbie Doll toy set.

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“Join Barbie doll, swimming mommy dog and puppy for complete pet play right out of the box with this fun pool play set! Inspired by the movie Barbie™ & Her Sisters in a Puppy Chase, these three are ready for pool-time fun. Place the mommy dog in the water-filled pool, and push the button on her back to see her swim around and around, all on her own! Puppy wants to try, too! Just attach the puppy to its mommy’s back so the puppy can learn to swim! The fun feature can also be activated with Barbie doll’s hand for a totally wow moment! Watch the pups as they swim again and again to perfect their doggie paddles. And help them practice perfect dives off the diving board. Barbie doll is also ready to make a splash wearing a floral plastic swimsuit with pink cover-up. But dip her into warm water for a fashion change – her suit changes color from purple to pink! The two pets match with island-themed floral details.”

Feel free to enter using RC form below. Ends Oct 31, 2018. One winner chosen by RC random generator. Must complete entires to win, will be verified. Good luck!
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WIN Thomas and Friends: Lift and Load Cargo Set

All wood track is a hit with kids, but will it hold their attention?

My little angels looooooove building and creating imaginary environments.  That’s why I thought Thomas and Friends: Lift and Load Cargo Set would be a hit for my 2.5-year-old nephew. Described as a kid friendly and easy-to-build track, I sat down and let my nephew take charge.  After tearing open the box, he was immediately drawn to the poseable figures and Thomas. He attempted to put the tracks together, however it seemed too much of a challenge for a 2.5 year old.  Enter me … the SUPER AUNT.

With adult supervision the track can be completed and even joined to other classic Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway engines and track. There’s no wrong way to connect, so there’s no wrong way to build! Thomas & Friends Wood toys are designed to help develop children’s physical, cognitive and emotional skills. By creating their own stories, kids can engage in playful activities that improve motor and thinking skills.

I really wanted my 2.5-year-old nephew to complete the track by himself. The set is rated for children 3 and older.  This is not a one and done toy and I will definitely store and reintroduce next year. Okay, I will let him keep Thomas at least!

Contents of the set:

  • Thomas & Friends Wood toy train set includes Charlie, 2 Troublesome Trucks, 2 cargo pieces, 2 track adaptors, track layout with transfer crane, cargo loading station, ramps, and 4-way crossing with knob to switch the train’s direction
  • Included track adaptors connect to other wood track systems, including classic Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway (sold separately and subject to availability)
  • Made with sustainably-sourced wood
  • Easy-to-build, kid-friendly track features connectors that let children build by themselves
  • Poseable plastic figure can sit in the sliding crane, and the crane can lift and lower the cargo pieces

Pros:

Wood pieces

Good quality

Consistent with Thomas the Train brand

Cons:

Have a storage container ready after you open the box

Children may need assistance from parent to connect the track

 

Rating: 4.2/5 Stars 

Donna Andrews

Super Aunt of 2 year old

Update: I thought I was going to store the set until he was a little older, but my nephew has asked to play with the set every day since my posting. He is even getting how to connect the track.  Thumbs up!

 

One of you can win a set of your own- feel free to comment in the RC form below. Good luck, ends June 30, 2018.

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Win All-natural, Topical Pain Relief Creams

Looking for relief from pain, but don’t want all those chemicals on your body? Or those weird smells. Who wants to walk around smelling like a hospital.  There are other options available- check these out if you want all natural relief that really works.

Real Time Pain Relief – https://rtpr.com/, a U.S. company with decades of experience in skin care and topical pain relief, has just launched two new products for topical muscle soreness and pain relief for after workouts and other physical activities:


HEMP OIL PLUS ($40): is a rich cream that provides on-spot relief from pain and muscle stiffness. This homeopathic formula of Hemp Oil has a light feel when applied and pleasant smell from Turmeric Extract, Peppermint Oil, Wasabi Extract and 100% pure and organic Hemp extract (but does not have any trace of THC or any psychoactive ingredients).  You can see full product details here:
https://rtpr.com/hemp-oil-plus

 

REAL TIME SPORTS CREAM ($20): made with 25 all-natural ingredients including Wintergreen, Turmeric, Magnesium Oil and the lowest effective dose of menthol (0.5%). This sports cream provide a gentle cooling feeling where applied without any burn or medicinal smell. Use before or after exercise – it’s sweat resistant. Also free of GMOs, Parabens, SLS and Dye. This pain cream is FDA registered as an over-the-counter topical pain relief medicine. Full product details here: https://rtpr.com/sports-cream

Both products are formulated, made and packaged in the heartland of the USA – 100% American made.

If you’d like to enter to win, please feel free to use the RC form below. Good luck! Ends June 14, 2018.

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Baltic Amber Necklace Giveaway

Baltic amber has been around for centuries, helping communities boost their immune systems while reducing inflammation caused by many ailments. It’s only been in the last several decades that this medicinally valuable stone has been made into an amber teether for 24/7 relief.

Baltic amber is paving the way for modern medicine to have a natural approach. Amber contains succinic acid, which is the component responsible for reducing inflammation, stress, and it’s packed with antioxidants.

Properties of Baltic Amber: Found only in the countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, Baltic amber is a fossilized tree resin – as lasting as a mother’s love. This specific resin is special because it contains a high concentration (8%) of an ingredient called “succinic acid.” Succinic acid – produced by the human body in small quantities – acts as a pain-reliever, swelling-reducer, and antibiotic, helping to ease the common aches and pains of pregnancy as well as the discomfort of teething in infants. Because this acid is already found in the body and does not build up to unsafe levels, being eliminated if there is excess in the bloodstream, the use of Baltic amber is completely safe for pregnant women and their babies.

Beaded Amber Necklaces: Once harvested, Baltic amber is then carefully crafted into one-of-a-kind necklaces. Each bead is intentionally smoothed and individually knotted – even as a mother carefully provides for the comfort and security of her little one. When worn close against the skin – reflecting the intimacy of the maternal relationship – the beads are warmed by the body, and the soothing succinic acid is released from the amber, free to be absorbed through the skin, into the bloodstream, and delivered to the inflamed or irritated part of the body.

Uses for Amber Necklaces in Mother and Child: One single necklace may serve to soothe both mother and child as they each move into new stages of life. The necklace may be used throughout pregnancy to address a mother’s sore back, aching joints as her body distends to accommodate baby’s growth, swollen tissues, and general discomfort. After birth, baby may wear the necklace (underneath clothing to avoid entanglement) to calm the swollen gums, painful pressure, and excessive drooling of teething.

Baltic amber necklaces are safe for pregnant women, infants, and adults, and they come in a variety of colors! Try one out for yourself and experience the magical relief of Baltic amber!

Two of you can win one of these necklaces to ease your own aches and pains. Feel free to enter by using the RC code below. Good luck! Ends May 7, 2018.

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WIN Salonpas® Lidocaine Plus Pain Relieving Cream and Liquid

Have you heard of the new, cost-effective solution for pain management? This new, over the counter treatment awaits aching sufferers with the introduction of the Salonpas® Lidocaine Plus Pain Relieving Cream and the Salonpas® Lidocaine Plus Pain Relieving Liquid.

 

“Hisamitsu’s goal is to provide strong, safe, long-lasting pain relief through the use of affordable topical medicines,” says John Incledon, President  & CEO, Hisamitsu America based in Florham Park, New Jersey.  “We do this by concentrating and specializing in creating new research-driven medicinal products and formulations based on topical drug delivery systems. We developed the Salonpas® Lidocaine Plus Pain Relieving Cream and theLidocaine Plus Pain Relieving Liquid with two powerful anesthetics: 4% lidocaine which is the maximum strength lidocaine allowable without a prescription and 10% benzyl alcohol which is fast-acting.”

“Hisamitsu, the manufacturer of the Salonpas products, sent over samples of the new unscented Salonpas® Lidocaine Plus cream and liquid productsthat are now available in retail outlets,” said Dr. Bob Arnot, award-winning broadcast journalist, author and paddleboard champion.   “I like that I can easily apply Lidocaine Plus Pain Relieving Liquid, with its roller ball applicator, after a paddleboard session without any sticky feeling.  The Lidocaine Plus Pain Relieving Cream helps address my ‘tennis elbow’ and general pain management issues.  Both products include the maximum strength lidocaine available without a prescription along with Benzyl Alcohol which works quickly to desensitize aggravated nerves.”

 

“Lidocaine is a highly effective pain reliever with unique non-narcotic and non-addictive properties that make it a safer alternative to the range of systemic pain options, which can have serious side effects,” adds Dr. Arnot.  “Prescription lidocaine patches are only indicated for post herpetic neuralgia, also called shingles pain and is classified as an orphan drug.  Studies have shown that a high number of lidocaine prescriptions were used for conditions other than post herpetic neuralgia. Medicare and many insurance companies are no longer providing coverage for off-label use of lidocaine so the availability of affordable OTC lidocaine products is very positive for pain sufferers.”

Hisamitsu America is the US division of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., founded in 1847, which has specialized in patch technology since the introduction of its Salonpas line of patches in 1934. Salonpas®, which gained early acceptance in Japan and now sells in over 50 countries, has pioneered the development of topical patches to relieve everyday aches and pains. Today, the Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch is the first and only FDA-approved OTC pain patch.

One of you can win these to try out yourselves- just leave a comment in the below RC form if you’d like to enter. Good luck! Ends Feb. 23, 2018.
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ScotsFestival at the Queen Mary Giveaway!

Kilts are not required, but are encouraged… Comment and Enter Below

The 25th ScotsFestival is taking place at the Queen Mary in Long Beach California this February 17-18 from 9am-6pm and we are giving away 4 General Admission Passes for opening day! Food, fun, and family activities are all on the agenda with live music, dancers, and the Scottish Highland Games. If your only connection to Scotland is Braveheart than this is the perfect opportunity to get an authentic feel for the culture and the history.

So what are the Scottish Highland Games? They consist of some activities you might be familiar with and others that might sound strange. Putting the Shot is similar to what we do in track and field today, but then the Scotts start throwing the interesting stuff. The Caber Toss – a large pole, The Hammer Throw – an actual sledgehammer, The Sheaf Toss – throwing a burlap bag of straw with a pitchfork. Who doesn’t want to check that out?

After watching the athletics you might want to put yourself to the test. ScotsFestival comes complete with a sixty-foot obstacle course FEAT OF STRENGTH. No joke. You can see where you stand after competing against your peers and rising to the challenge. I am for sure going to give it a try! For the little ones there is a whole section of kids activities to enjoy so everyone can get involved in the games.

There is plenty to see and hear with piping competitions, drums, dancing, and at night the Greyfriar’s Pub for live entertainment and a few cold pints. The athletic displays are more than just those involving pitchforks and sledgehammers. The dancers are there to compete as well with the Highland Fling, the Sword Dance, and the Scottish Lilt.

Food and other venders fill the rows of the Scottish Market offering traditional wares and tasty treats for visitors. You can take home your very own kilt or other authentic garb so when you come back again next year you are ready to rock it. Find out more at the Queen Mary site – Queenmary.com or on Social Media – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram

So one more time – Enter here to win 4 General Admission Tickets for Saturday February 17th to the Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival in Long Beach California. Be sure you are close enough to travel to the Queen Mary before you enter!  Giveaway ends February 13th.

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