June 18, 2012

Savings on Western Union Gift Cards

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Western Union for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Receiving money as a gift is always welcomed by just about everyone.

But sending it through the mail is not always a good option.

And sometimes it seems so impersonal when it is given tucked inside a greeting card.

Gift cards are great too, but most of them are very limiting.

They can be spent only in the store they are purchased in.

Well, Western Union has a solution that covers everyone.

The new Western Union gift card can be used anywhere a debit MasterCard is accepted.

That means both online or in any retail store - and it's easy to activate and keep an eye on your balance.

And what makes it even more personal, these cards are available for many different occasions - holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, congratulations, and more.

You can even write a message that will appear on the inside of the greeting card.

They can be loaded with any amount from $5 to $100, and they will ship this card for you for free.

There is a $5 fee to purchase this card, but from now until 9/1/12, if you use this promotional code: WUGIFTPROMO8,  you will receive 25% off this fee.

You can also call 1-866-953-6490 to record a personal message that the gift receiver will hear when they call to activate their gift card.  I like that little feature - and it is free!

Here are a few of the legal requirements that I need to let you know about:

This blog post is paid for by Western Union.

The Western Union® gift card is issued by MetaBank™ pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. MetaBank, Member FDIC.  A $2.50 per month servicing fee applies after 12 consecutive months of non-use.

Gift Card only for sale and shipment to the 48 contiguous states excluding AZ, PO Boxes, US military bases and correctional facilities.

Receive 25% off the $5 gift card fee when purchasing a gift card at wugift.com.  Limit one (1) coupon per transaction.  No cash redemption value.  Cannot be combined with any other offer.  Void where prohibited.  Offer expires 9/1/2012.

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June 15, 2012

Easy Living on the Deck

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Flood Wood Care for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


It's that time of the year again for repairs around the house.

Just when one thinks the expensive winter months are done, the expensive summer ones start to kick in.

Instead of the heating fuel to keep warm in the winter, we now want to keep cool in the summer.

And that means time being spent out in the backyard and dinners on the deck.

The deck will need some sprucing up though before the summer starts to get too hot.

It's a big job, and it can get expensive, so it is imperative to get the right products from the start.

The folks at Flood® Wood Care are known as the Wood Care Specialists.

Their quality products such as stains and wood cleaners protect and preserve wood to keep it lasting longer and looking it's best.

They have been in business since 1841 and they really know their stuff - which makes it an easy choice for us to select their products.

Protection of the wood on the deck is the most important to us.  By keeping the wood properly cared for, it will last longer and will not require even more expensive work - replacing the planks.

 And we feel confident that Flood® Wood Care products will do the job just perfectly.

Right now, they are having a sweepstakes that may make even thinking about the cost of fixing the deck a moot point.

The Take it Easy Sweepstakes will give the winner all the supplies they need to stain their deck, and they will provide the labor to prep and stain it too.

That means no expenses or hard work for us.

And to top it off, they will also give the winner $2,000 to have the deck party of their dreams.

Definitely a contest worth entering for us - check out the above link to enter it too!




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June 9, 2012

Yoga is Breathing Too

It is not just all exercise.

Yoga combines exercise with meditation, relaxation, and breathing.

It all works together to deliver a well rounded regimen.

It is all very progressive.

It isn't something that you notice right off in your daily life either.

It sneaks up on you over time, then you begin to notice the benefits in some of your daily activities.

And then there are times when it really hits you how far you have come.

Much of the breathing has become quite routine with the yoga positions and exercises.

Without thinking about it, you pretty much know how to breathe when new exercises are introduced.

The deep breathing when stretching really expands the lungs.

This breathing helps to build stamina that you can feel.

It makes many of the internal organs function with more ease as they are supplied with rich oxygenated blood.

It struck me how far I have come with the breathing when I took my first swim this year.

No out of breath for me.

And something else that I could be imagining, but I swear I noticed - I floated better.

Perhaps the lungs have expanded to hold more air that makes me more buoyant.

Probably crazy, I don't know, but I do know I certainly feel a lot better because of my yoga breathing!