Giveaway: $25 Modstraps Camera & Tech Accessories Giftcard!

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If you own a camera, you quickly figure out how much you want to accessorize and care for it – and MOD makes that really easy. While they started off selling DSLR Camera Straps, MOD has expanded into multiple areas. You can now buy camera bags, cap savers, quick-release adapters, strap wraps, tech sleeves, phone cases, keychain pouches, and so, so many others! Whether you have a compact camera, a tablet, a DSLR, or a cell phone, ModStraps sells accessories that are going to make your life easier.

Just look at this? I use my Modstraps ID Bags every single day of my life. I keep ti on my keychain, and it can hold my cell phone as well as all of those store/club ID/loyalty cards so I know I always have them when I’m out driving and shopping.

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Of course, that’s not even including the days that I actually pick up my DSLR. I’ve been spoiled, and I’ve fallen in love with MOD for my camera. The camera strap is super duper comfortable, and it’s plushy on my neck. In fact, I just did some photos with a photographer with my camera the other day, and while they’re not ready yet (I wish they were in time for those post!), the Mod. strap really brings out the beauty of my DSLR camera. Not only that, but I have a bag to slip in my tablet while traveling with it, a Strap Wrap that holds my business cards on my DSLR strap at all times, and their CapSavers to keep my lens caps from escaping me. (Seriously? How do they escape so much?)

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One of the best things about ModStraps this holiday season is that you can find them at your local Target with EXCLUSIVE designs! If you’re shopping for the photographer in your life, you don’t have to wait for shipping or go shopping online. Instead, you can pick up some of the amazing ModStraps Cap Savers and ModStraps Camera Straps directly from Target stores!

I can’t explain exactly how much I love my ModStraps camera strap. You see, I really love my camera, and I want a camera strap that really showcases my personality as well as looks cute, is reliable, and is really comfortable as well. Modstraps.com has really hit all of those things. I’m just super excited that you don’t have to worry about buying online – you can now buy them straight in Target stores with their exclusive designs.

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Buy It
Ready to get your own? You can pick up the exclusive Target Modstraps design right near the electronics section your local Target. Want to browse and buy from their full selection? Just go online straight to their store!

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WIN IT:

ModStraps has generously offered to send a $25 ModStraps Giftcard to one lucky winner! To enter, simply complete the form below (one entry per person, per method). Info collected will only be used to verify the winning entry and contact the winner. This giveaway will close on November 4th at 11:59pm EST. The contest is open to readers in the US only.

One winner will be picked randomly through Rafflecopter and I will contact them via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

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Giveaway: Delicious Halloween-themed Bazooka Candy Prize Package!

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Halloween is coming up fast! Do you have all of your Halloween candy for giving out to the hungry costume-goers this year? What about a bag for yourself? (I am in-love with stocking up with Halloween candy for myself this time of year. The fun-size and super-small portioned snacks are super great for those of us who want a touch of chocolate without a $1 candy bar that’s 400 calories. In fact, I just picked up some small pouches of pretzels and portioned snacks that are meant for treat-o-treaters but have been amazing for when I “need” a snack without tempting myself to eat too much)

Regardless, though, there are tons of delicious options out there for feeding those hungry walkers. Candy, of course, is the favorite, and why not? It’s a time of the year where we can have those snacks without feeling too guilty about it. Have you considered going with the traditional and well-loved taste of Bazooka Candy? Featuring such favorites such as the Baby Bottle Pop, Bazooka Bubble Gum, Ring Pops, Juicy Drop Pops, and more, Bazooka has been selling delicious candy for as long as I can remember!

You can get those family favorites for Halloween too! Buy single-serve Bazooka candy pouches for Halloween including Ring Pops and Gummy Ring Pop candies to give out to your favorite trick-or-treaters! These delicious treats will be sold at most major retailers for $4.99 to $5.99 this Halloween season!

Want to try some of your own? Luckily, you can!

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WIN IT:

Bazooka Candy has generously offered to send a Halloween-themed Bazooka Prize Package to one lucky winner! To enter, simply complete the form below (one entry per person, per method). Info collected will only be used to verify the winning entry and contact the winner. This giveaway will close on November 4th at 11:59pm EST. The contest is open to readers in the US only.

One winner will be picked randomly through Rafflecopter and I will contact them via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or another winner will be chosen.

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Giveaway: $50 California Pizza Kitchen Giftcard!

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Hosted by: Queen of Savings

Sponsor: California Pizza Kitchen

The first CPK opened in Beverly Hills in 1985. Former federal prosecutors Rick Rosenfield and Larry Flax combined their passion for food with fresh high-quality ingredients to create innovative, hearth-baked pizzas such as The Original BBQ Chicken, Thai Chicken, and Jamaican Jerk Chicken, cooked in an open kitchen. The restaurant gave California a place in the pizza pantheon alongside Chicago and New York. Their California twist on global flavors resonated with guests, and almost immediately, CPK became a bustling spot for business and family gatherings.

Prize: $50 CPK eGift Card

Dates: 10/16-10/30

Open to: US Residents 18+

Enter to win using the widget below. Good luck!

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Delicious Fat-Free Iced Coffee Recipe!

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I absolutely love my morning coffee, and over the last couple years, my morning coffee has taken a few transformations as I try to make it fit better into my healthier lifestyle. After all, if you love coffee, you know exactly how many different types of iced coffee exist out there just for your drinking pleasure. Recently, though, after some experimentation, I think I’ve found the perfect, and healthy, iced coffee for me. It’s low-sugar iced coffee, fat-free iced coffee, and low-calorie iced coffee – and it’s delicious!

First, an introduction to the “transformations” of iced coffee that I’ve taken and their corresponding nutritional information.

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We started off with the delicious Java Chip Frappuccino Blended Coffee. For comparison purposes, we’ll use the Grande (16oz) size though I used to drink the Venti (24 ounce) size. It had 460 calories, 18 grams of fat, and 66 grams of sugar. 66 grams! That’s almost as much sugar as I’m supposed to intake in an entire day! As delicious as it was (and believe me, it’s delicious!), that was just way too much sugar.

Turns out that Starbucks make a “light” version. I switched over to the “Light” version which doesn’t include mocha drizzle, is made with non-fat milk, doesn’t have whipped cream, and a couple of other changes. (If you’re drinking the non-light version, give the light version a try! Seriously! It actually tastes super yummy, and now the regular version just tastes like syrup to me) This version was better, but it still had 200 calories a serving, 4 grams of fat, and 36 grams of sugar. That was still a lot of sugar – especially if I wanted to have anything sweet throughout the rest of the day.

I went looking for options, and I came across the McDonalds Mocha Iced Coffee. In a Medium (You can’t order it as a small as I’ve found out from multiple restaurants despite a “Small” being listed online), you’re looking at 190 calories, 7 grams of fat, and 30 grams of sugar. Ouch! I switched over to the sugar-free syrup, and it got a lot better (just ask when ordering). It has 120 calories, 2 grams of sugar, and 7 grams of fat. 7 grams of fat seemed particularly high for a plain cup of coffee; they must be using a creamer that has a ton of fat in it.

So, we went on a hunt to make our own version! And it ended up being a successful hunt! I now have perfected my recipe for perfect iced coffee – and right at home. When I want to go out with friends, I’ll still pick up a Java Chip Light from Starbucks, but I love knowing that I have a much better, and healthier, option at home.

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Fat-Free Iced Coffee That’s Super Delicious:
1 Cup Iced Coffee (I use Starbucks Brewed to Personalize coffee)
1/2 Cup Fat-Free Half & Half
1/4 Cup (or less, to taste) Torani Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup

Nutrition:
40 Calories (Add remove the half & half to increase or decrease this)
4 grams of sugar
0 grams of fat

That’s all it takes! Now, I’ve been tempted to try this recipe for awhile, but I found that I was putting off making it because I wasn’t sure how to deal with making iced coffee. I was shopping at the local supermarket lately, and I ran across the latest Starbucks offering: Brewed to Personalized Coffee. It’s literally just coffee that’s been brewed to be chilled as iced coffee; you’ll find it near the coffee creamer in the refridgerated section. I bought the unsweetened, but they have a lightly sweetened version and a Caramel version.

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Ingredients:
Starbucks Brewed to Personalize: Water, Coffee, and a single preservative

Land’o'Lakes Fat-Free Half & Half: Skim Milk, Corn Syrup, Cream*, Contains less than 0.5% of the following: Carrageenan, Sodium Citrate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Mono and Diglycerides*, Vitamin A Palmitate, Color Added (*Ingredient not in regular half & half).

Torani Sugar-Free French Vanilla Syrup: Purified water, natural flavors, sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate (to preserve freshness), xanthan gum, sucralose (SPLENDA® Brand), citric acid, and acesulfame potassium.

Go out and enjoy your delicious (and healthier!) iced coffee! :)