Make Gift Giving Easier With MyRegistry

I have always enjoyed giving Christmas gifts. However, for a while, it got very stressful trying to find just the right gift for everyone, especially since I worked retail. After spending all day helping strangers shop, I just didn't want to think about what someone else wished for. Plus, the stress of spending the same amount on certain people, then making sure they can exchange the gift if it was not right, and making sure it was something they wouldn't buy for themselves in the mean time. STRESSFUL to the point that I no longer enjoyed it. I resorted to buying gift cards or minimizing holiday gatherings I attended.

These days, there is a different type of holiday stress. After spending so much energy trying to figure out the best gifts for the kids, I just do not have the energy or time to worry about what to get everyone else. I usually just ask, but that is almost like cheating. Well, now there is an amazing alternative.

MyRegistry.com makes gift giving for everyone similar to the process of shopping for a baby shower, bridal shower, or wedding. Now, anyone can have a registry for the gifts their hearts desire.

The really awesome thing about MyRegistry.com is that the gifts can be added from any store online, by clicking the "add to registry" button. You can even add cash gift fund to your registry, which allows several people to contribute to a large gift, like a TV, computer, or even a vacation. After the wish list is created, you can share it on social media, via a digital card, or share the link with your friends and family. When someone wants to purchase a gift on your registry, they just click the "View or Buy this gift" button and it will redirect them to the store’s website where they would purchase the item.

There are a ton of other cool features as well, like being able to add Offline gifts from your favorite brick and mortar store that doesn’t have a website. Their cash fund even allows you to tastefully request cash for specific things like a ‘College Fund’. There is even a bookmarklet for the mobile app, making it easy to edit your wish list on the go!

Do you already have a bridal registry at your favorite store? With MyRegistry.com you can sync or link your other registries onto your wish list. This makes it easy to add just one link to your save the date cards, instead of three or four!

When the kids get a bit older, we will make sure to use MyRegistry.com because I am always being asked what people should get them for birthdays and Christmas. I really hate answering that question because I always feel like it’s begging. But, with this, everyone can keep the link handy and refer to it when needed.

I have also forced my husband to sit down with MyRegistry.com and create his list. He is by far the hardest person to shop for. If I ask him, he won't tell me. Well, here is our solution.

I see tons of other uses for MyRegistry.com. Why not keep a running list of things you need or want for the household? Or create a housewarming wish list when you’re getting ready for a new home! Are you part of a non-profit that has a need for certain items donated? Create a wish list and share it on your site and in social media. The uses are endless, but you can start with your Christmas wish list!

Just remember when shopping and asking this season, that the most important part of the holidays is to be with those you love. Cherish them!

Disclaimer: I have been compensated to write this article. All opinions are my own.

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Disclosure: I have been compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

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Verizon Offers Free Wireless Content to Make Holiday Travel Easier

Great news from the team at Verizon


The day before Thanksgiving – the busiest travel day of 2014 – will see nearly 40 million Americans take a long distance trip. Travelers will no doubt rely on their wireless devices to break the boredom associated with waiting on that plane or grinding out that road trip.

So, Verizon today announces Connection Day to take away some of the holiday stress this year by offering wireless subscribers on any network free content, like movies, music and more, through participating partners. Verizon customers who register for Connection Day will receive a little more by receiving 1 GB free data to use the day before Thanksgiving.

Ever wonder how much you could do with 1 GB free data?

Surf the web for 44.5 hours, stream 256 songs, Facebook for 51 hours, stream 10 of your favorite 30-minute shows, or navigate on Google Maps for 17 hours. All perfect for a long car ride with the kids in tow.


Check out full details below of how Verizon is saying ‘thanks’ to its customers and sending an early holiday gift to all wireless subscribers on Connection Day.  Please let me know if you would like to talk to a Verizon spokesperson.

Press Release


VERIZON WIRELESS DECLARES NOV. 26 CONNECTION DAY
As a thank you, Verizon is giving its customers the gift of 1GB of data at no extra cost along with extra promotions.

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is about to become a little more enjoyable. Verizon Wireless has declared Nov. 26 “Connection Day” - a day designed to say “Thanks” to our customers by giving them the gift of data, special offers and content.

Verizon is giving its customers the gift of 1GB of data at no extra cost with great promotions courtesy of Amazon, Apple, Boingo Wireless, Conde Nast, Gogo Technologies, JetBlue and Pandora.

Starting today, MORE Everything customers who register for connection day at verizonwireless.com/connectionday are eligible to immediately receive 1GB of shareable data on their account.

Nov. 26 is the day before Thanksgiving, traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year. Many of Verizon’s Connection Day gifts can make not only this hectic day, but the season as well, a bit more manageable.

On Nov. 26, all customers can receive everything from movies to free wifi to audio books to streaming music, all courtesy of Verizon. The complete list of offers includes:

·      Verizon FiOS: In FiOS markets, special mobile access to popular movies and TV shows from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1, compliments of Verizon FiOS by downloading the free FiOS Preview app.
·      Amazon: Selection of 10 free/discounted apps, plus two free Audible book downloads (new members) or $10 Audible credit (current members)
·      Apple: special offer from iTunes to be revealed on Nov. 26
·      Conde Nast: Free Digital Edition downloads of all 18 Conde Nast Publications, including Wired, Vanity Fair and GQ
·      Free Wi-Fi: 30-minute complimentary Internet sessions through Boingo Wireless (at airports) and Gogo Technologies (inflight)
·      JetBlue: Free in-flight Fly Fi (Wi-Fi) for the duration flights between Nov.26 and Dec. 24.
·      Pandora Media: Free seven-day trial of Pandora One.
Simply go to www.verizon.com/connectionday and choose the gifts you’re interested in.

Not a More Everything customer? No problem. All Verizon Wireless customers are eligible for a special discount on the mophie powerstation 4000, a great tool to keep your devices charged and connected while traveling.

 “As we approach the holiday season, we wanted to show how much we appreciate our customers,” said XXXXX, region president, Verizon Wireless. “We hope that our customers will take advantage of this day—a day to connect with family and friends, to learn something new about their device, or just to provide a little more entertainment during what can often be a hectic kick off to the holiday season.”

More free digital content and more free data, all on the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, a great way to kick of the gift giving season.


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Verizon Employees Build Bicycles for Boys & Girls Club of Greenville

I always love hearing about companies who are contributing to the community in service. I think it sets a great example. Just when the world seems to be getting darker, I get an email like this!

Press Release

The new bicycles will support physical fitness programs for youth members.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Nearly 100 Verizon Wireless employees teamed up to build bicycles for the children of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Greenville. The new bicycles were presented to the children on Nov. 13 at an event at The Embassy Suites Greenville. The bikes will bolster the organization’s sports clubs and fitness programs to drive wellness amongst youth members.

“The holiday season is a time of giving, and as we enter this special time of year, our employees wanted to do something for the children of our community, so we invited a community partner that serves youth to be the beneficiary of our team building exercise,” said Brett Faulkner, Director of the Verizon Greenville Call Center. “The Boys & Girls Club plays a crucial role in shaping the lives of Greenville’s youth, and our employees feel strongly about giving back to this organization that shapes the lives of our city’s future.”

Verizon Wireless, a top Greenville employer due to its Total Rewards benefit package that includes tuition reimbursement and health benefits, also invests in team building and charity initiatives throughout the year. At today’s event, a bicycle safety expert was on hand to supervise the construction of each spoke and sprocket.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenville, located at The Kroc Center downtown, offers homework help, fine arts programs, sports clubs and fitness programs, while educating children about service and involvement in the Greenville community. 

“We rely on donations such as this to educate the youth in our community, not only about sports and physical fitness, but also of the importance of community service and giving back to our city,” said Mike Burdine, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greenville. “We are so excited about these bicycles and are eager to incorporate them into our existing programs for years to come.”

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Get A Grown Up Gift This Christmas at Best Buy #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

I had an interesting conversation with my mother earlier about Christmas gifts. We were talking about Christmas for the kids and the other grandkids, when all of a sudden she stopped talking about the kids and asked "Well, what do you and the Mr want for Christmas?" 

I explained that this isn't something I had even considered, so she told me to talk with the Mr and let her know. He and I talked about it and basically confirmed what I had been thinking. If we decide to get ourselves a Christmas gift, it will be something more for the whole family than anything. As far as telling other people, we would rather gifts go to the kids. 

After talking with him even more, we have decided that we want a new TV, especially since both of ours are "tube" style televisions. (I know, it's shocking). Since we are both technology nuts, we are always in awe of the different features. The LG OLED at Best Buy is catching our eyes these days! (Psst, the every day low price at Best Buy is $3499.99, which is a savings of $500!)

Have you seen LG OLED TV- the ultimate display? This display gives the most vibrant whites and deepest blacks. It uses LG's exclusive 4 color pixel technology to deliver the brightest, most vibrant colors. 

It is unlike any technology you have ever seen. The curved screen adds to the image experience and it is .21" thick at it's thinnest point. It will exceed your wildest imagination! 

Best Buy is one of my stops every Christmas season (where else would be with such a techy family) and this year I know one of the items I will not want to leave the store without. Be sure to check out the LG OLED TV when you visit again! 

Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party on Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy.


Bumblebean Holiday #Giveaway

Header_4_lighter This year we're participating in an awesome Bumblebean Holiday Giveaway that we'd love to share with you all! Bumblebean is the destination for unique brands for moms and kids. They've put together a special holiday giveaway and scavenger hunt for parents to learn more about these great brands. You will have the chance to win one of three Bumblebean bundles with up to 35 prizes in each prize pack! They'll be giving away over $5,000 worth of top baby and kids items. You're invited to be part of this amazing holiday giveaway and join in the Bumblebean fun!

How it Works

  • Giveaway will run from November 20th - December 20th.
  • Entering is easy, just click the button below to go to the entry page with full instructions.
  • 3 lucky winners will receive a bundle prize pack with 35+ hand-selected items!
  • You may also enter the "find the bean" scavenger hunt to earn extra chances to win! 3x a week we will hide the Holiday bean on Bumblebean.com. Visit this entry page on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the new CLUE to find the hidden Holiday bean! When you find the bean, make sure to enter your answer (the link to the web page you found the bean on) in the form below to earn your extra chances to win. Clues will also be posted on Facebook so make sure to like Bumblebean.
  • Open to U.S. residents only.
  • Click on the button below to enter and see all the cool prizes! Check them out!
 

REMEMBER, the more points you earn the better chance you have to win! The entry page link is below. LIKE Bumblebean on Facebook to see updates and who wins!

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