Back To School $1000 Giveaway! Enter Today To Win!

Back To School $1000 Giveaway! Ann Again and again Reviews


As much as it might pain some (and excite others!) school will be back in session in a few weeks.  Personally, I love summer vacation breaks.  The vibe is relaxed and I don’t need to stress about paper work being filled out, volunteering for the next school event and making sure that homework is done.  (I HATE homework!  Finland has the right idea. Look it up, it’s amazing.)  However, I’m in the land of pencils, papers and Pee-Chee’s which means this is the time to get organized.  I know what would be a big help, money to pay for the essentials. Enter today to win the Back To School $1000 Giveaway!

So, what’s on your list?  Do you have any tips to pass along to those just starting out sending their child(ren) to school? Please leave them in the comments!  It takes a village, right?  I have a recent high school graduate and an incoming high school sophomore so I’ve played this game a few times.  And it doesn’t matter my children’s ages, I still get excited when I open a new box of crayons.  All those colors!!!

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What would you purchase if you were the lucky winner of this Back to School $1000 Giveaway?  I learned a lesson the hard – or, rather, embarrassing – way when I was entering my freshman year in high school. Attending a school that was out of my district, I quickly learning the clothing style was very preppy however, the neighborhood that I was coming from was not. I was a bell-bottom girl in a peg-legged Levi’s land! My tip for you? Don’t do major clothing shopping before the first day of school.  Keep it simple in the beginning then, after about a couple of days, you’ll get the gist of what will work well for you.

Enter today.  And good luck!

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Ice Cream Samples: Do They Cost or Pay Dividends for Shops?

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While standing in line for a cold, sweet treat my mind started to wander… this time it wasn’t about paying bills, or thinking about what to make for dinner, this time I was getting into the finance of ice cream. Odd, I know. But, what can I say?  I think of when an ice cream shop has dozens of flavors to choose from, it’s difficult for customers to narrow down their choice. A manager might think that giving away free samples is too expensive but, according to Gelato Products, offering a small sample has big potential to improve profit margins. Ice cream samples: Do they cost or pay dividends for shops?

To make sampling a shop’s ice cream easier, order inexpensive tasting spoons that are designed for short-term use. The portion that an employee will serve to a customer provides only one or two bites, making samples affordable.

Fun Tasting Parties

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Ice cream isn’t the only sample that a shop should offer because more customers want to taste gelato before making a purchase. To remain organized, an ice cream shop can buy gelato spoons in different sizes or colors. If customers are tasting samples of gelato and ice cream, then having spoons that look unique to the product can help them compare the flavors of the frozen desserts. With this technique, an ice cream shop can have a fun tasting party for customers to encourage sales of the desserts.

Sell More Product

Gelato or ice cream spoons for sampling might seem expensive, but the items are affordable at bulk prices from a specialty supply store. While the ice cream supplies necessary for providing samples to customers are not free for a manager, the items can help to increase profits because customers want to buy a larger container of their favorite flavor of ice cream or gelato.  And with this summer heat wave?  I know I want all of my cold, sweet treats in the largest container possible!


Beautiful Summer Feet With Amope – Great Coupon Deal!

I was recently asked by Amopé to share some tips for using their summer skin care necessity – as I like to call itAmopé Pedi Perfect.  And there’s a great coupon deal at CVS that will make having smooth, bare feet for summer even easier! You can have beautiful summer feet with Amope!

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While I’ve been cleansing and moisturizing, trying to achieve that smooth, summer time bare foot feel it seems to be more of a bother this season for some reason.  I decided to give Amopé Pedi Perfect a try and I’m very pleased with the results. Easy, quick, smooth results.  Just the right tool for summer smooth feet! Right now CVS has a great coupon so that you too can try Amopé Pedi Perfect for $21.99. (That’s a $15.00 savings!)

The features of Amopé Pedi Perfect

  • Smooths feet quickly and easily
  • Ergonomically shaped head for easy & fast hard skin removal from even the curviest contours of your feet
  • Replaceable roller heads available for every need—coarse for regular skin, extra coarse for hard, callused skin & soft touch for a smooth finish.
  • With finely ground Diamond crystals for maximum and yet smooth exfoliation.
  • Safety stop feature ensures that it’s gentle and safe. Contains no sharp blades for safe use

Do not use Amopé Pedi Perfect in or near water.  This tool is meant to be used on dry skin.  I have sensitive skin and found that there was no pain, no irritation, just smooth feet ready for a foot massage. (*hint*hint*Honey wink ) Try Amope Pedi Perfect at a tremendous discount – print your coupon buy visiting this link

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Another item in their product line that adds to your natural, healthy glow is Amope Pedi Nail Care System.  Buff your nails for a shiny appearance – no nail polish needed!  Even if you’re super ticklish (like my teenagers) this product shouldn’t be an issue. We found the Amope Pedi Nail Care System easy to use with no uncontrollable laughing attacks!  And the results are naturally beautiful.

Head to CVS and take advantage of this great coupon deal – found here – and try this for yourself!  Let me know what you think.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Amopé™. The opinions and text are all mine.

Finding a New Home in a New City

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When you need to find a new home in a new city; trying to figure out where to start can be a daunting task. The good news is this handy list breaks the process down into easy, doable steps.

Start researching as early as possible.

Even if you’re only thinking about moving, the sooner you start researching, the better. A good place to start is familiarizing you with the housing market. For instance, if you’re moving to Seattle you can do an internet search for downtown Seattle condos for sale to get a sense of what homes in various neighborhoods are selling for.

Choose a location.

Once you get an idea of what homes in particular areas cost, you can begin narrowing down your choices. You can start with budget but also consider proximity to work and/or school as well as to any other amenities that may be important to you such as shopping, entertainment, or even medical facilities. As your list of potential neighborhoods gets narrowed down, do a little deeper digging and search for online neighborhood guides that can give you the inside scoop on a particular community.

Get social.

There are two major ways tapping into your social network can help you find a new home. First, friends — or even friends of friends — who live in the area can give you an insider’s perspective on what specific neighborhoods are really like. Second, your social network is a great place to start getting recommendations for real estate agents in your new city.

Contact real estate agents.

No one will know the local real estate market like a local agent. Speak with several realtors and choose the one who best understands both your needs and the market you want to live in.

These steps will help ensure you find a home in an area you’ll love.

8 Of The Most Exciting PLAYFul Trends for 2016

 8 Exciting PLAYFul Trends For 2016 - Ann Again and again Reviews


Summer is full of activity. There are ways to spend a bundle on outdoor events and activities but that’s not what I’m about.  I’m “Frugal Ann”, always looking for ways to play and have fun without spending a lot (or any!) dollars and cents. There’s an organization dedicated to reminding us the importance of play, and the lessons learned on the playground – Voice of Play.  And you know what’s so great about playgrounds? They’re free! That fits my summer budget perfectly. How about you?


“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

– Plato

Badminton in the backyard!
Badminton in the backyard!
Voice of Play has compiled a list – 8 of the Most PLAYFul Trends of 2016 – which is filled with great ideas on how to play with your family.  It could be building a fort in your yard (or living room), going for a walk in your neighborhood or discovering a new park.  For us, it’s tree climbing and badminton.  (It can get intense – but still fun!)  More and more educators and parents realize that play is crucial for their kids’ — not just for fun, but because it helps them learn!


Katie in her favorite tree


I would love for you to share what activities you do with your family!  (And remember, Free is a very good price.)  I live in the Pacific NW – Portland, OR – and that gives our family access to the coast, the mountains and the stunning Columbia Gorge. All we need to do is pack a lunch, pay for gas (unavoidable!) then we’re off!  Are you in an area that’s surrounded by the glory of Mother Nature?  If so, where does your family like to go on day trips?


Horseshoes Kathi and Lily Rockaway Beach, OR


Do your family a favor and visit the website Voice of Play, and learn more about the 8 PLAYFul Trends of 2016.


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Summer Fun! Enter To Win A $200 Target Gift Card!


Summer Fun!  Enter To Win A $200 Target Gift Card!

There are some stores called The Dollar Store however, when I visit Target I could very easily give it the nickname of “The Hundred Dollar Store”.  Who’s with me?  I love shopping at Target!  Now, imagine yourself being able to keep your debit card/cash in your wallet and purchase your goodies using… a $200 Target Gift Card!  Just imagine the Summer fun you could create with $200 to spend at Target?!  Enter To Win A $200 Target Gift Card!  Good luck!


Prize: $200 Target Gift Card

What would be on your Target ‘wish list’?  Summer dresses, beach towels, water toys, delightful beverages and veggie trays are a start for me.  I’d love to have a canopy for some lovely shade while lounging at the beach.  (And yes, the sun does shine on the Oregon coast. Really!)  What are your summer necessities?  Are they found at Target?  Of course they are!

You can enter this giveaway daily.  Good luck Ann Again and again Reviews readers!

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Time To Get Cozy! It’s The Huge Pajama Giveaway!


Ready to get cozy?  Enter for your chance to win these great Sleep Pants! 24 Winners will be chosen!
Welcome to the Summer Character Sleep Pant Wardrobe Giveaway Event!
With the summer heat in full force, we thought you could use some cool new PJ pants! These character sleep capri pants from Richard Leeds International are made of soft, 100% cotton to help keep you cool all summer long, and are available in MickeyMinnieArielMinions, Dory, Eeyore, Hello Kitty, TMNTBatman, Wonder Woman, and more.
Holly from Southern Mom Loves reviewed these new sleep pants (available at Walmart.) You can see her full review here, and then enter to win a full summer sleep pants wardrobe below!
  • 1st Prize: 1 (One) winner will receive one of each sleep pant design for a total of 11 pairs of sleep pants!
  • 2nd Prize: 2 (Two) winners will each receive 5 pairs of sleep pants!
  • 3rd Prize: 5 (Five) winners will each receive 3 pairs of sleep pants!
  • 4th Prize: 16 (Sixteen) winners will each receive 1 pair of sleep pants!
24 total winners will be sent fun Character Sleep Pants in randomly chosen designs from the styles shown above, in their Women’s size as they state it in the Giveaway Tools widget below. (ARV $518!) Enter below, the odds are fantastic!
Giveaway begins on 7/8/16 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 7/29/16 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only. Once confirmed, the winners will be added to the Southern Mom Loves Winner’s List.


Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add to your whitelist. Richard Leeds International will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.
Contact Holly at if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.