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December 20, 2014

Great holiday gift ideas from Best Buy #HintingSeason

If your like my family then I'm sure electronics have been on the top of your list this year. I know they've been on mine between my teenage son and my husband. I think it's every teenage boys wish to always have an awesome gaming system, and with the Xbox One you'll get just that. My husband on the other hand has been asking for a wireless speaker so he can listen to music from his phone while he's working in the garage. There's always something new and exciting that seems to catch their eye when we are shopping at Best Buy.

With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price these top gifts are on my list this Holiday and here's why they should be on yours:

Xbox One is the place for games.
What is Xbox One?
Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty) the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level.

In addition to being a great gaming console, Xbox one connects consumers unlike any other device.  Xbox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps.  With Xbox One all of your media is at your fingertips when you want it.

JBL for Christmas
JBL Charge 2- Between the twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery and the hands-free conference speakerphone the key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.

JBL Flip 2- Aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, the key benefit of the JBL Flip 2 is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.

JBL Reflect Earbud headphones-  Sweat proof ergonomic design.  With a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of about 40 feet, the JBL Reflect BT’s key benefit is the design of the ergonomic eartips along with the built-in magnets which keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

Garmin and TomTom
Feauting bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates.  Lane assist, Lifetime traffic and map updates.   Voice Recognition Technology.

Garmin 52LM
•  5.0” display
•  Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1
•  Lane assist with junction view
•  Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time
•  Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest
•  Spoken turn-by-turn directions

Garmin 2597LMT
•  5.0” display
•  Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1
•  Lane assist with junction view
•  Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time
•  Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest
•  Spoken turn-by-turn directions

TomTom Go 50s
•  Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device
•   Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico): Always drive with the latest map
•   3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D
•   5" touchscreen with advanced lane guidance

Best Buy is your one-stop shop for cameras and camcorders @BestBuy #CamerasatBestBuy #HintingSeason

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Over the years one of my top wishes on my Christmas list has been a really nice camera. With kids I've always put them first in the budget and have seemed to fall short of a really nice camera and settled for one of the less expensive models. Well this year, I have my fingers crossed that one of these really awesome digital cameras will be under my tree just waiting to surprise me. We had a little extra after buying gifts for those on our list so hopefully I'll be getting my dream camera soon! I'm leaning towards the Sony camera, but honestly would be happy with any of them that has the built-in Wi-Fi to save me time with uploading.

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture your high-stakes memories. These three cameras from Nikon, Sony and Samsung, all come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can share amazing photos with ease. Upgrade your camera in time to capture precious holiday memories.

Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens
This Nikon D5300 DSLR camera comes with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens that enables you to capture sharp photos and video footage. Optical image stabilization helps prevent blurring to ensure image clarity.  It's also equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can capture high quality photos and share them instantly. Available in black, red, or gray.

Sony α6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera
This Sony Alpha A6000 features a 24.3-megapixel, Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that makes it easy to shoot scenes in stunning clarity. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share stored content across devices. It's a compact system camera with the World’s Fastest Autofocus. Available black, white, or silver.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
This Samsung Galaxy 2 digital camera's 16.3-megapixel, 1/2.3" BSI CMOS sensor allows you to capture sharp images and high-definition video footage. The 4.8" touch screen simplifies operation, and built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing stored files easy. A digital camera that allows you to shoot, share, and use Android Apps.

Visit the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center to see more great cameras, whether you’re giving as a gift or upgrading for yourself. Never miss a moment when you follow #CamerasatBestBuy.

December 19, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide Prize Pack with $30 Target Card #Giveaway - Ends 1-2

Kids Holiday Gift Guide Favorites Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness

Kids Holiday Gift Guide Favorites Giveaway
Emilee from both Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness has loved introducing great products to her readers and her kids and sharing them in her 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. To share a gift that keeps on giving into the new year, she wanted to share some of her favorite products from the Kids Holiday Gift Guide in this great giveaway - including a prize of her own - a Target Gift Card - as a thank-you for a great year! This awesome giveaway features prizes from the following sponsors featured in the Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness Holiday Gift Guide:


Beauty and the Beet
Mirabelle and her traveling family band, the VeggieTones, are determined to make their next gig at Vegetable Square Garden. On their journey, a fierce winter snowstorm hits, and the family gets stuck at a run-down resort! Mr. Beet, the grumpy manager makes them sing - and clean - for their supper. Why is Mr Beet such a beast? And can Mirabelle’s kindness change him? Find out in this hilarious and heartwarming tale of unconditional love! Featuring 8 Songs performed by Kellie Pickler as “Mirabelle.” The winner will receive the Beauty and the Beet DVD (ARV $14.99) See what Emilee and her family thought of Beauty and the Beet on Pea of Sweetness!


Pick-Ease Review
Pick-Ease offers kid friendly toothpicks in fun designs that encourage even the pickiest eaters to try new foods! They are available in a variety of styles for both boys and girls, and the winner will get to choose their favorite Pick-Ease set! (ARV $8.99) See how Emilee has been using Pick-Ease with her picky eater on Pea of Sweetness!


See-Mee Review
See-Mee offers a fun experience young kids love! They get to see themselves in an animated movie with animals and stories that are fun and entertaining. Each episode is five minutes long and tailored to introduce basic concepts ranging from color and shape recognition to logic and critical thinking. I love that they’re designed to entertain and teach! The winner will receive a See-Mee Personalized DVD! (ARV $49.95) See what Emilee and her preschooler thought of this great personalized DVD on Pea of Sweetness!

Prima Princessa

The Nutcracker DVD for kids
Become a ballerina! Prima Princessa brings you Englans's world famous Birmingham Royal Ballet performing excerpts from 'The Nutcracker' that will inspire the ballerina in you! Come join in the holiday fun with Prima Princessa as she take you to magical show filled with snow fairies, toy soldiers, tutus and more. Watch real ballet excerpts of The Nutcracker and demonstrations of ballet steps by students from The School of American Ballet. An animated fairy princess ballerina serves as your guide during the show and will encourage you to dance along. The winner will receive the Prima Princessa The Nutcracker DVD! (ARV $9.99) See what Emilee thought of this great Christmas Ballet DVD on Deals of Sweetness!

Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness

Target Gift Card

As a thank-you for being amazing and checking out all the great sponsors on the Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, Emilee is providing a $30 Target Gift Card as part of the prize as well! Your child (or you!) can pick out something they may not have received from their list! (ARV $30.00)


It's Giveaway Time! One winner will receive all the prizes listed above - a retail value of over $100! This giveaway begins on 12/19 and ends on 1/2/2015 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 48 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions/concerns please email (consider adding this email to your "Safe List" as winning email notification will be sent from this email.) Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.

Disclosure: Emilee at Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness received complimentary products in exchange for honest reviews and posts. I received no additional compensation. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.