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Win A Windows Nextbook 10.1 Tablet Valued at $199!

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 25, 2015 · 117 comments

Now that all five of my kids are in school, coordinating computer time in the evenings can get a bit tricky when they all have online homework. My laptop is off limits (they've had one too many accidents to be trusted with it), and the designated kid laptop is currently in need of repair (see?!?).

Which leaves my only my husband's laptop to be shared among the five, inevitably leading to a lot of arguing. They do have iPad Minis, but without a keyboard, they don't play well with the websites my kids are using to complete their work... When a Windows representative emailed to ask if I'd be interested in trying out one of the new Nextbook 10.1 tablets, it was a no brainer!

Featuring a detachable POGO keyboard, the 2-in-1 Nextbook Windows tablet is perfect for my kids' homework needs. It's actually also perfect for the activities my husband uses a computer for, namely email, Internet searches and YouTube videos. Priced at $179 currently, it's an incredible value -- plus it comes with a free one year subscription for Office 365 Personal, which includes 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage, and 60 Skype world minutes per month.

Larger than my kids' iPad Minis, the Nextbook 10.1 Tablet is probably more on par with the full size iPad. I was a little surprised by how heavy it is in comparison, but at the same time, it's nice to have a tablet that feels more sturdy.

The screen resolution is great, and the keyboard is very comfortable to type on. The keyboard removes effortlessly, taking the Nextbook from netbook to tablet quickly and easily, and 32GB of memory is gives you enough space to download a multitude of apps and/or media.

The Nextbook 10.1 Tablet features include:

  • 10.1” 1280 x 800 IPS screen with capacitive multi-touch and expanded viewing angles
  • Windows 8.1 Operating System
  • Quad-Core Intel® AtomTM Processor (2M cache, up to 1.83 GHz); 1GB DDR3L system memory
  • 32GB internal storage; expandable via microSD card up to 64GB
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity options
  • Front webcam and 2 megapixel back camera with microphone
  • Micro USB port, mini HDMI port, audio jack
  • Preloaded software including Nook for Windows 8

All in all, I think the Nextbook 10.1 Tablet is a great option for families with school-aged children. The Windows Nextbook 10.1 Tablet should be able to keep up with all of your needs, and the storage is easily expandable via a microSD card up to 64GB as your needs increase.

Note that the Nextbook 10.1 Tablet is out of stock online right now but can still be purchased in store at Walmart.


I'm so thrilled to share that Windows has provided me with a Nextbook 10.1 Tablet to give away to one lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader!


Windows Nextbook 10.1 Tablet (ARV $199.99)

Follow the instructions in the widget below to be entered to win...

This post is brought to you by Windows. All opinions are 100% mine.


Tax time is not my favorite time of the year... While I no longer file our taxes myself, I remember the days of using TurboTax all too well -- as well as the angst of wondering if I'd done everything correctly. I'd agonize over hitting the submit button, knowing that having to correct anything after the fact would be even more nerve wracking.

Luckily there are many affordable professional tax filing services available these days, including several conveniently housed right within your local Walmart store. Tax professionals from Jackson Hewitt and Liberty Tax will be in select stores to help you prepare and file your taxes quickly and accurately, giving you peace of mind while ensuring that you maximize your tax refund.

You know I'm all about saving time and money, and this service does both! You can choose to file online, schedule an appointment, walk in or even just drop off your tax documents -- a total win for busy moms and dads.

Bonus Offers for Tax Prep with Walmart

In addition to the time and money savings, you can also get a little something extra when filing your taxes through Walmart by taking advantage of one or more of the gift card bonus offers below:

  • Jackson Hewitt $20-$50 Walmart eGift Card -- Jackson Hewitt is offerin two gift card options through March 31st. Get a $20 Walmart eGift Card when you file online, or get a $50 Walmart eGift Card when you file in store.
  • Liberty Tax $50 Cash -- Liberty Tax is offering $50 in cash when you file via their tax prep services.
  • Liberty Tax $50 Refer-a-Friend Bonus -- Liberty Tax is also going one step further and will give you another $50 in cash when you refer a friend to their services. See a Liberty Tax professional for details.
  • $10 Bluebird Bonus -- Open a new Bluebird Account and elect to have you electronic income tax refund direct deposited to your account to receive a $10 bonus.

Walmart Direct2Cash Cash Pickup Option for Tax Refunds

In addition to Walmart's tax preparation services and bonus offers, they've also just launched a first-of-its-kind option that will allow consumers to "skip the check" and pick up your tax refunds in cash. This new option, called Walmart Direct2Cash is available nationwide now. More details here.

Visit the Walmart Tax Prep Services page for more details on all of these promotions, as well as helpful tax time tips and advice.

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FLAVORx Custom-Flavored Medicine Available At Walmart

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 9, 2015 · 0 comments

Chances are at some point in your life as a parent, you've experienced a knock-down, drag-out battle with your kids over taking a prescribed medicine. And if you haven't, count your blessings!

Perhaps it's just harder since we have a large household full of strong personalities, but a couple of my kids have an aversion to anything grape-flavored, while others can't stand grape and prefer bubblegum. And then there's the lone child that can't stand either...

Hopefully this won't be such an issue in the future, though, thanks to FLAVORx. If you have a child that struggles with taking medicine, you're definitely going to want to learn more about this.

What is FLAVORx?

Available at Walmart, FLAVORx is a dye-free, sugar-free, gluten-free and casein-free medication flavoring system. FLAVORx is designed the enhance the taste of most liquid medications, although there are a handful of medications that cannot be flavored due to stability concerns. The majority of liquid medications can be flavored, including antibiotics and even OTC medications.

How do I flavor my child's medicine with FLAVORx?

You child can choose his or her favorite flavor right at the Walmart Pharmacy! Banana, sour apple, bubblegum, and many more are available. Simply ask for FLAVORx at the window when dropping off the prescription, or better yet, fill out the form below, checking off your desired flavor, and present it along with your prescription.

Not sure which flavor to choose? Fred the Flavorbot can assist you in selecting the best flavor options for your medicine. Just choose your medicine from the dropdown list, and he will recommend the flavors that will work best.

Adding FLAVORx to medicine increases the cost by a mere $1.88 -- a small price to pay to avoid some of the tantrums we've had in our household. Note that FLAVORx is not covered by any insurance program, so the cost will be added on to any co-pay amount due.

Will FLAVORx help you reduce medicine-time stress?

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Have you heard about new Milk-Bone Brushing Chews? Touted as a doggie treat that "tastes like a treat, cleans like a toothbrush," I have to say I'm really intrigued. Good oral care is so important to helping our pets live long, healthy lives, and if something as simple as a daily treat can help in this area, I'm all for it!

I don't know about you, but I've never been a fan of wrestling with my pup to brush his teeth, and now I don't have to. When fed daily, Milk-Bone Brushing Chews are clinically proven to be as effective as brushing your dog's teeth twice a week. Specially designed nubs and ridges help clean like bristles on a toothbrush, fighting both tartar build-up and bad breath. Our 14-year-old Italian Greyhound has some seriously rotten breath, so a daily treat that can help remedy this is certainly very appealing to me!

Save $2 off your purchase of Milk-Bone Brushing Chews (14.14-oz.) with this new printable coupon! Find them at Walmart starting at $9.88.

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Be sure to enter the Treat, Chew, Repeat Sweepstakes! Two lucky grand prize winners will receive a Milk-Bone gift basket containing the following 24 items:

  • One (1) $250 Walmart gift card (ARV $250)
  • Four (4) boxes of Milk-Bone Brushing Chews Daily Dental Treats, Small/Medium Value Pack, 14.14 oz (ARV $39.52)
  • Four (4) boxes of Milk-Bone Flavor Snacks Dog Biscuits - for Small/Medium-sized Dogs, 7-Pound (ARV $43.92)
  • Three (3) bags of Pup-Peroni Original Beef Flavor Dog Snacks, 32-Ounce (ARV $41.94)
  • Two (2) bags of Milo's Kitchen Chicken Jerky Strips Dog Treats, 15 oz (ARV $29.96)
  • Two (2) bags of Milo's Kitchen Grilled Burger Bites with Sweet Potato and Bacon Dog Treats, 15 oz (ARV $29.96)
  • Three (3) bags of Milo's Kitchen Steak Grillers Beef Recipe With Angus Steak Dog Treats, 18-Ounce (ARV $44.94)
  • Three (3) bags of Milo's Kitchen Chicken Grillers Chicken Recipe with Natural Smoke Flavor Dog Treats, 15 oz (ARV $44.94)
  • Three (3) jugs of Milk-Bone MaroSnacks Crunchy Dog Treats, 40 oz (ARV $26.94)

Enter daily through 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, February 06, 2015 to win! In the meantime, print your coupon and shop at Walmart to save on Milk-Bone Brushing Chews.

Sponsored post by Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.


If you had to guess how much the necklace above cost, what would you say? I've personally drooled over statement necklaces at JCrew that were upwards of $50, a price that's far too steep for someone like me that just wants to dabble in the trend.

This gorgeous statement necklace came from -- wait for it -- Walmart of all places, and I paid only $10 for it!!! Now that's a price I can live with!

I kid you not, the quality of these necklaces is absolutely on par with the higher end necklaces I've seen. With dozens of styles to choose from, you can pick one up to dress up all of your favorite outfits, and I recently noticed a collection of statement earrings to match at my local store!

I was first introduced to these bargain statement necklaces when I was at Walmart headquarters for a blogging trip back in October. I fell in love with the beautiful necklace shown above. (Yes, that's really a $10 necklace!) Unfortunately, I've been unable to find this particular necklace in stock online or at my local store.

I can't say that I'm surprised -- these necklaces were a HOT item for holiday gifting.

But I did find this one after I returned home (excuse my tacky name sticker), and I totally added it to my "collection". Oh, and it's actually on roll back online for just $8 right now, as are several others! So be sure to use Savings Catcher to snag that extra $2 savings...

I wore it with a simple LBD (little black dress) to a posh fundraising dinner I attended recently, and a woman I met there asked if I was an attorney. That totally made me chuckle to myself! Although, even if I was an attorney, I like to think I'd still go for the bargain statement necklace option...

Seriously, does that look like a $10 necklace? I have three of these beautiful budget-friendly necklaces so far, and I'll definitely be adding more.

So, what are you waiting for? Head to Walmart to pick up one (or 3, or 4) of these amazing statement necklaces. It would be perfect for dressing up your New Year's Eve look on a budget!

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