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April 24, 2014

Birds of Paradise DVD #Giveaway - Ends 5-8


Why hide in a crowd when you were born to stand out with the high-flying adventure Birds of Paradise,  on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) exclusively at Walmart and Redbox from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Available on Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View everywhere. Awarded the DOVE seal of approval, this family-friendly adventure proves you shouldn't judge a birdby their feathers and features the voices of a talented cast including Drake Bell (TV's "Drake & Josh), Ashley Tisdale (TV's "High School Musical"), Ken Jeong (Despicable Me 2), Jane Lynch (TV's "Glee"), Jon Lovitz (The Benchwarmers), Keith David (Free Birds) and Dallas Lovato (Snowflake And The White Gorilla).



My Take:
Birds of Paradise is a story about a bird named Jack. He started out as an ordinary sparrow with dreams of becoming an extraordinary bird. He never seemed to fit in when he was a plain uncolorful bird. Then one day as he was out flying he was accidentally covered in colorful paint. After that he gained a new sense of pride and and believed that because he was colorful he could impress Aurora, a beautiful canary who had recently escaped from her indoor cage.  However when Aurora's owner Mr. Potter finds her Jack along with the help of his friends - Vinnie the loyal pigeon, Skeeter the hyper hummingbird, Rosie the caring bat, and the wise Old Buzzard set out to free her. Of course like all great animated movies along the way, Jack and Aurora learn that it's not what you look like on the outside, but who you are on the inside that truly counts. Definitely a family-friendly movie that will keep you entertained all the way to the end.

Buy it:
The Birds of Paradise DVD will be available exclusively at Walmart for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

Win it:  One lucky reader will win a Birds of Paradise DVD. This giveaway will end May 9th at 12:00 AM EST. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If no response, a new winner will be chosen. Open to residents of the US.

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April 23, 2014

Ozeri Extravo Electric Wine Opener - Great gift for Mom!


The Ozeri Extravo Electric Wine Opener is a great gift for mom this Mother's Day, or any wine drinker you may know for that matter. The wine opener is cordless and is the perfect size to fit in your hand with ease. It opens a bottle of wine in a mere few seconds with the simple touch of the button on the end. It automatically activates when placed on a wine bottle to remove and eject corks. It's so easy to use and it does all the work for you! One of the parts I really like is that it has a built-in rechargeable battery that will open up to 60 wine bottles on a single charge. WOW! It also features a compact foil cutter that doubles as a stand when turned over and comes with a bonus pourer and stopper.

Buy it:
You can purchase the Ozeri Extravo Electric Wine Opener online at Amazon, and there's still plenty of time for delivery in time for Mother's Day.

Disclosure:  Thanks to Ozeri I was provided with the above mentioned product for the purpose of my personal review. This blog post is not a paid post and the honest opinions stated are my own.