UglySnuglies, Because You Don’t Have to Be Beautiful to Be Loved! + Giveaway

Have you ever heard the phrase, “It’s so ugly, it’s cute”?  With UglySnuglies, that description definitely fits!

UglySnuglies Logo

You may already be familiar with the As Seen on TV UglySnuglies, but if not, let me introduce them.  Aren’t they the most adorable and unique stuffed animals ever?

All UglySnuglies

UglySnuglies are the softest, squishiest, most cuddly stuffed animals I’ve seen, and my kids really love them.  I do too, if I’m being honest.   As you can see, they all look a bit…different and unusual.  That’s because UglySnuglies are meant to prove that you don’t have to be beautiful to be loved, and that it’s what’s on the inside that counts!

Krazy Kitty Light

To prove that point, all of the UglySnuglies have their own special gift and a huge personality!  Each stuffed animal also offers a fun lesson for kids:

  • Pouty Pig includes a bank inside to help kids learn to save their money.  This offers kids a great place to store their allowance money and spare change.
  • Krazy Kitty includes a hidden light in his tail to help kids feel safe. It’s also a great way for kids to read at night or in the car.
  • Bizarre Bear includes 5 secret zipper pockets to help kids clean up after themselves. Kids can also store their most prized possessions for safekeeping.
  • Unusual Unicorn includes an alarm clock to help kids learn the value of time. This is a great way to make kids feel proactive in getting up by themselves.
  • Rowdy Rabbit includes a radio to help kids learn to relax. Your kids can listen to their favorite music and find new favorites as well.
  • Porky Panda includes a hidden blanket inside to keep kids warm. It’s a perfect addition to any slumber party.

Porky Panda Blanket

These are seriously some of the coolest stuffed animals I’ve seen.  They’re so cuddly, the kids don’t want to put them down, and I love that there is something special, unique, and functional about each one.

Porky Panda and Krazy Kitty

Any of the UglySnuglies would be a perfect holiday gift, and right now you can grab them with a special deal.  Currently you can save 25% off your order with the promo code SAVE.  Pop over to to order yours now, and follow them on Facebook to learn more.  And don’t forget the important lesson to share with your kiddos:  You don’t have to be perfect to be loved!

Enter now for your chance to win your choice of UglySnuglies!  Giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 and older.  Ends 12/12/15.  Good luck! [Read more…]

Hot Deals for Black Friday 2015 (With Coupon Codes!)

Happy Black Friday! I don’t know about you, but I’ll be doing my shopping from home. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite deals, and I hope they help you get some of your holiday shopping done!


  • 15% off regularly priced drones $39.99 – $99.99; select stores with expanded assortment on clearance items)
  • Save up to $100 on select Beats products (reg. $99.95 – $299.95; not in all stores).
  • Save $20 when you buy 2 Google Chromecast (reg. $35 each)
  • Save up to $100 on select Bose products (reg. $129.99 – $299.99)
  • 50% off Speck cases (reg. $34.95 – $39.99)
  • Amazon Fire 7” tablet bundle $54.99 (reg. $79.99, save $25.00 with instant rebate)
  • Toshiba i3 notebook with Windows 10 Black Friday Burst $299 (reg. $499 – $150 instant savings – $50 manufacturer instant rebate)
  • Dell i3147-10000sLV laptop with Windows 10 $299 (reg. $499, save $200)

Best Buy

Best Buy Co, Inc.


Black Friday Cyber Monday

NuMe Products

Beauty Brands

Eco Vessel


Mabel’s Labels


Gymboree Sale On Now!

Wonder Workshop

  • $10 off orders $100+ (code: NICE10)
  • $25 off orders $200+ (code: NICE25)
  • $50 off orders $300+ (code: NICE50)

Big Savings on iPlay America Gift Cards!

iPlay America

The Holiday Season has arrived and with it, the busy schedule of places to go, things to do, and gifts to buy. But who really needs more stuff when iPlay America gift cards will thrill and delight friends and family alike? Give the give of FUN and stuff their stockings with iPlay America gift cards!

“A gift card to iPlay America is a gift of fun, food, rides and all the incredible memory-making magic of sharing an experience!” said Jessica Schwartz, vice president of sales and marketing. “Giving the gift of FUN is just a great idea — FUN is universal!”

iPlay America is decking the halls with savings throughout the season!

The FUN begins Friday-Monday, Nov. 27-30, yes that’s Black Friday to Cyber Monday when , iPlay America will offer an incredible ONLINE ONLY DEAL: Buy $100 in gift cards online and receive two FREE UNLIMITED ride passes! That’s a $59.98 value! Orders may be placed at

The deals don’t stop there! From Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 1-25, those who buy $50 in gift cards will receive a $10 bonus game card — 20 percent more fun for FREE!

The very best gifts are gifts of experiences that help families create shared memories and bond together. iPlay America is New Jersey’s number one indoor boardwalk and theme park. It offers a world of excitement to guests of all ages with games, rides, food and attractions for the whole family. Fun, food, rides, all of the incredible kind of memory making magic families can only experience at New Jersey’s number one FUN stop, iPlay America!

Gift Cards are available in multiple denominations online and in iPlay America’s Grand Lobby at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey. FUN is for EVERYONE, and there is no better way to make this Holiday Season jingle with joy than with gift cards from iPlay America.

K’NEX Mighty Makers Home Designer Building Set + Giveaway

When I was growing up, my favorite toys were those that made me feel like I was creating something when I played with them.  Sure, I loved dolls and action figures and the like, but I really loved toy sets that allowed me to build things.

Even if the name K’NEX doesn’t ring a bell, you’re already familiar with them – they’re the current manufacturer of Lincoln Logs and TinkerToys! K’NEX also offers a huge variety of other buildable toy sets, including the Mighty Makers Home Designer Building Set.

MIghty Makers Home Designer

The Home Designer set gives your kids a chance to build a dream house from scratch for its “residents” Brianna and Sophia.  Brianna is your child’s building partner, while Sophia is on deck to decorate and style the interior of the house.  There are three house style choices (Colonial, brownstone, and cottage). The set also comes with accessories like flowers, tables and chairs, and even blueprints!


My daughter had so much fun with this set, and I love that it gives her a chance to learn about building while she enjoys the more fashionable side of interior design.  Check out her build:


The set features 433 K’NEX parts and pieces, 2 figures, lots of accessories, full color instructions, and an exploration card that will challenge builders to explore additional concepts.

Mighty Makers Home Designer

As I’ve mentioned before, I love interactive toys that are also educational, and the Home Designer set definitely fits that bill.  This set is part of the K’NEX Mighty Makers line of toys, which was actually created by an all-female marketing and design team. Mighty Makers toys are meant to encourage girls to build big ideas, and to foster a love for STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).  All the toy sets include story-based instructions that follow the life of a female character.  In general, I like to avoid traditional gender “rules” when it comes to toys; I want my kids to play with whatever makes them happy.  However, I do absolutely love that this line was developed to inspire girls to become more involved with STEM subjects, because only 24% of the STEM workforce is comprised of women, and STEM jobs are increasing faster than non-STEM jobs. It’s definitely time to motivate our girls to learn and get excited about these female-underrepresented areas.

To learn more about the Mighty Makers Home Designer Building set just visit the [Read more…]

Stocking Stuffers Sampling Event & Giveaway!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  That song is stuck in my head now, but that’s okay, because it’s one of my favorites.  And believe it or not, it really is that time of year again. Have you started your holiday shopping?  I’m about 1/3rd of the way through mine.  I’ve realized that one thing I always put off to the last minute is shopping for stocking stuffers, and I’ve decided not to do that this year.  Lucky for me (and you!), there’s a Stocking Stuffing Sampling Event right around the corner, running from Monday, November 30 to Wednesday, December 2.

If you haven’t participated in a sampling event before, here’s what you need to know:

Understanding the Stocking Stuffers Sampling Event:

This is a sampling event that will introduce you to a great collection of brands and products to help make stocking-stuffing easier and more fun this year!  There will be tons of sampling products up for grabs, plus a giveaway for a gift basket (valued at over $150) loaded with goodies and treats for the holidays.

Getting Started:

RSVP Stocking Stuffers Event

Before you do anything else, you need to RSVP for the sampling event.  Your RSVP will be your entry into the gift basket giveaway, and it will also give you access to the Calendar of Events.  All of the participating brands will be holding their events at specific times on specific days, and the calendar will tell you exactly when those events will happen.

How to Get Samples:

The Stocking Stuffer Sampling Event will offer tons of samples, given absolutely free!  Instead of just signing up for the samples you want, however, you get to play a fun game.  In the days leading up to the event, you’ll want to find a Sampling Buddy to play with you!  Before the game begins, you’ll have a “Wish for It” period, in which you will have a look at samples you might like, and then you can wish for them by sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and/or Pinterest.  This will let your friends know what you’re wishing for so they can send you a sample.  If you make sure to set yourself up with a buddy before the event starts, you can send samples to each other!

The Events:

There will be multiple events each day, at the time and location listed on your Calendar of Events.  When an event goes live, samples will start to fly, so be quick!  There are a limited number of samples available for each brand, so you’ll want to make sure you’re on the correct Facebook page the second it begins.  (Links are below!)  And remember, you must RSVP to get access to that calendar.

Flash Giveaways:

Make sure you’re following me (Game on Mom) on Facebook to get access to some really fun giveaways.  The prizes are secret for now, so make sure you play along with us!

Participating Brands:

There are some awesome brands participating in this event! Take a look at what’s in store:

Field Trip Jerky


Jerky isn’t just something you grab at a gas station.  Those options are typically loaded with chemicals and processed meat, and just aren’t good for you.  But did you know there are artisan jerky snacks that are tasty and good for you, too?   Field Trip Jerky is all natural, and totally free from all the bad-for-you ingredients you’ll find in the jerky in the junk food aisle.  There are no preservatives, no added msg, no nitrates/nitrites, and no corn syrup.  Field Trip Jerky is also gluten-free, and totally delicious.  Wish for it here.

Palais Des Thés


If you’re looking for a delicious assortment of unique tea, you’ve found it!  Palais Des Thés offers a huge selection of teas, including white, green, oolong, black, and rooibos varieties.  Their teas are all-natural and brought to you by a company that has been touring tea plantations for over 25 years and offering the best of the best tea you can find.  On top of the delicious signature teas like Blue of London Earl Grey, Vanilla White, and Fleur de Geisha Green, you’ll also find Grand Cru Teas:  rare, extraordinary teas harvested in very small batches.  As a tea drinker, I’m super excited about this one.  Wish for it here.

Bella Organics


Using organic and all-natural body products is a necessity for me, and Bella Organics has a wide variety of products to choose from, including facial washes and creams, body scrubs, and deodorant creams.  Yes, you read right – organic, chemical-free cream deodorant.  It contains organic arrowroot powder that absorbs wetness naturally, organic shea butter to sooth and moisturize skin, coconut oil to provide anti-bacterial properties, and ingredients like lavender, lemon, peppermint, and tea tree oils to neutralize odor.  I can’t wait to try one of these.  Wish for it here.

My Magic Mud


If you’ve ever wished for all-natural teeth whitening and cleaning products, this one is for you.  My Magic Mud deeply cleans, removes toxins, whitens and polishes teeth, reduces tooth sensitivity, and is gentle on enamel.  It’s loaded with good things like organic orange peel extract, activated coconut shell charcoal, organic mint, and bentonite clay, all of which care for your teeth gently.  Despite that list of ingredients, the formula is actually taste free, which is especially great for anyone sensitive to taste.  It’s also vegan, paleo, non-GMO, gluten-free, and fluoride-free.  Wish for it here.



As we age, sometimes we need help to revitalize our skin, hair, and joints, and collagen supplements are the perfect way to do that.  Youtheory has a variety of collagen powders to fight the effects of aging, support tendons and ligaments, and give your skin, hair, and nails a healthy boost. Youtheory also offers other supplements that help boost your energy levels, promote healthy aging, and neutralize free radicals.  You’ll find supplements available in powder, tablet, liquid forms.  Wish for it here.

Things to Remember:

  • Make sure to RSVP right away!  It gives you immediate access to the Calendar of Events and enters you into the contest for a free gift basket giveaway full of goodies valued at over $150.
  • Find a Sampling Buddy (or buddies) soon!  Making a game plan in advance helps make the game even easier.
  • Enjoy yourselves! Sampling events are a lot of fun, and I love the game aspect of them. Check out all the brands participating in the event, and let me know which samples you’re most looking forward to!