Shelly's Bits and Pieces

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Java Factory Smooth Caffeinator Review and Giveaway - Ends 10/8

Disclosure:  We received free product to facilitate our honest and unbiased review.  All opinions stated are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.  Please note that the sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment!

We were thrilled when we were given the chance to review Java Factory Roasters Smooth Caffeinator coffee.  Our k-cup machine can get quite a workout because our entire family loves coffee and we are always on the look out for something delicious.  This coffee certainly fit the bill and has been a wonderful addition to our morning routines!  It smells amazing.


Kat drinks her coffee on her way to work every morning so I always make sure I have her travel cup waiting for her to grab.  I did not tell her we were trying something new, but she noticed it!  She called me from work to ask me about the coffee.  She loved the taste.  She really enjoys a rich flavor and she adored this coffee.  According to Kat, this is her new favorite!  She has had this coffee every day since we first tried it!

This is a wonderfully tasty medium roast coffee.  It has a mild, smooth flavor that my family really enjoys.  Smooth Caffeinator from Java Factory is not too weak and not too strong.  It is the perfect balance for coffee drinkers who enjoy a bold yet smooth coffee!

You can connect with Java Factory Roasters here:

Want to hear what others have to say?  Check out the reviews below!
Now for the Giveaway!

10 lucky winners are going to receive a 40 ct. box of Smooth Caffeinator coffee, from Java Factory! Enter to win this giveaway, with the GiveawayTools form, below:

Disclosure: We received free coffee for compensation, in exchange for this post. All opinions expressed within this post are honest, and were not influenced in any way. Must be 18 years or older to enter. Open to US ONLY, No P.O. Boxes. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. This giveaway starts on September 23rd, 2016, and will end on October 8th, 2016. Winner will be drawn via Random Generator on GiveawayTools, and will be announced on top of the giveaway form, as well as on the top "Winners" page. The winner will be emailed, and will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner will have to be drawn. If you're tweeting for entries, you must have an "unlocked" account. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Come One, Come Three for All -- A Few Days Left!!

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Want to make a quick buck? (or six?)

Then it’s time to try Swagbucks! Step right up, Swagbucks has announced an another promotion where you can get a $3 (300 SB) Bonus just for signing up through our site and earning your first 300 SB. Starting thinking about who you can refer because it’s about to pour 300 SB Bonuses for you and your family and friends.

New to Swagbucks? Great! It’s a site where you earn free gift cards for the things you already do online. You get points (called SB) and redeem them for PayPal or Visa cash and gift cards from Amazon, Walmart, Target and other great retailers. Here’s how to earn your 300 SB in an hour:

  1. Watch a few short clips from Top Sports Headlines, World New Headlines, cooking shows, and the Latest from TMZ and earn 26 SB
  2. Take a 5 minute survey for 60 SB and a 13 minute survey for 100 SB. Even if you get DQ’d, you get paid up to five times for a total of 5 SB.
  3. Print a $1 Off Flintstone’s Vitamin Coupon and earn 25 SB
  4. Sign Up for Zulilly's free mailing list and earn 50 SB
  5. Click through entertainment-focused web content with NCrave for 20 minutes and earn 20 SB.
  6. Install the Hulu App on your phone and earn 24 SB.

That’s it! You’ve just earned 300 SB (worth $3 on its own) and you’ll get a $3 Bonus for your effort!

Already a Swagbucks member? Here’s how to get your $3 Bonus:

  1. Refer a friend to Swagbucks between Now and Friday, September 30th
  2. Your referral earns 300 SB by September 30th (see above!)
  3. You AND your referral will both be awarded an additional 300 SB each
That’s it! (the 300 SB bonuses will credit by October 5th) So once again, starting today, send out those referrals, a 300 SB Bonus could come in handy!

Swago nCrave

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 nCrave Swago is BACK!

What I love about Swagbucks is they offer tons of easy ways to earn SB, which are points that can be redeemed for free gift cards! SWAGO is their version of Bingo, and is a fun way to earn easy SB by completing tasks on their site. 
nCrave Swago is just like regular Swago except all of the squares are nCrave activities to complete. Like regular Swago, complete as many nCrave Swago squares as you can to get the biggest SB Bonus possible. You’ll get a new nCrave Swago Board each day so come back each day to complete your nCrave Swago Board and claim your SB Bonus.
You’ll want to read the following because nCrave Swago will work slightly different than regular Swago.
  • Starting Wednesday, September 28th at 12:00am PDT/3:00am EDT through Friday, September 30th at 11:59pm PDT/Saturday 2:59am EDT head to your nCrave Swago Board and hit “Join”.
  • Each square on your nCrave Swago Board will contain an nCrave activity to complete.
  • Once you complete the nCrave activity in a particular square the square will change color signifying the nCrave activity is complete.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your nCrave Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and SB Bonus value.
  • Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern each day so choose wisely.
  • Each day you will have a NEW nCrave Swago Board which will appear at 12:01am PDT/3:00am EDT. This means that you must submit your nCrave Swago Board before 12:00am PDT/3:00am EDT each day to claim your SB Bonus. Yes, that means you will be able to submit your nCrave Swago Board 3 times, once each day.
  • The game ends Friday, September 30th at 11:59pm PDT/Saturday 2:59am EDT so make sure to come back to your nCrave Swago Board EACH DAY to complete nCrave activities and claim your SB Bonus.
But what’s the SB Bonus structure?
  • Any Row: 5 SB
  • Any Column: 5 SB
  • Diagonal: 5 SB
  • X: 20 SB
  • Plus: 20 SB
  • Perimeter: 30 SB
  • Full Board: 50 SB
Think about it, you have the ability to earn 150 SB in SB Bonuses during nCrave Swago! That’s a 50 SB Bonus everyday for 3 days without even counting the SB you’ll be earning for completing nCrave activities!
FAQ
Where can I find my nCrave Swago Board?
The URL for your nCrave Swago Board is: http://www.swagbucks.com/swago
When will nCrave Swago begin and end?
nCrave Swago begins on Wednesday, September 28th at 12:00am PDT/3:00am EDT and ends Friday, September 30th at 11:59pm PDT/Saturday 2:59am EDT. Each day at 12:00am PDT/3:00am EDT you will be given a new nCrave Swago Board to complete.
When will I receive my SB Bonus for playing nCrave Swago?
Once you hit the “Submit” button each day you will receive your SB Bonus instantly.
How many nCrave Swago Board patterns can I submit each day?
You may only submit one pattern each day. Once you hit “Submit” you will receive your SB Bonus and the game will end for you that day.
What happens if I forget to hit “Submit” before the end of the day?
You will not receive your SB Bonus. You must hit “Submit” before the end of the day.
Will manual credits mark off action items on my nCrave Swago Board?
No, manual credits of any sort will not count towards your nCrave Swago Board.
Will my SB Bonus from my nCrave Swago Board count towards my Daily Goal Meter?
Yes, your SB Bonus from your nCrave Swag Board will count towards your Daily Goal Meter.

Get 400 SB when you get a $0.99 SIM card from FreedomPop

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Swagbucks, the online rewards site that puts cash back in your wallet, has an AMAZING offer through FreedomPop where you get 400 SB (which is the equivalent of $4 in gift cards) for buying a SIM card for just $0.99!

FreedomPop's Global 3-in-1 SIM gives you free voice, text, and data in the US *and 25 other counties). Buy the $0.99 SIM card, get your first month of FreedomPop for free, and earn 400 SB. If you stay subscribed for 3 months, you'll get an additional 1000 SB! 

Get yours by using this link before Wednesday, September 28th!  It's a zero-risk offer that pays you to try out a new, less expensive way to use your mobile phone.

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? This is a great way to do it, and when you sign up through the link above and get your 400 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of October. So that's $4 for trying FreedomPop, which gets you 700 total SB, which you can turn into $7 worth of gift cards!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Spend $36 and get 3500 SB from Bluehost

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Swagbucks (the online rewards site that puts cash back in your wallet) has an AMAZING offer through Bluehost where you get 3500 SB (which is the equivalent of $35 in gift cards) for signing up.  

Bluehost is a leading web solutions services provider. You can try it out for 12 months at a special discounted price of $2.95/mo AND get 3500 SB by using this link before Wednesday, September 28th!  It's the perfect opportunity if you need to make a host change to your website or if you've been thinking about starting a website or blog because you'll make money trying it out. 

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? This is a great way to do it, and when you sign up through the link above and get your 3500 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of October. So that's $35 for trying Bluehost, which gets you 3800 SB, which you can turn into $38 worth of gift cards!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Swago Pie Fest - Starting Today, September 19th at 3pm EST! #spon

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Strawberry, Pumpkin, Apple, Boysenberry, the list goes on! Craving pie? It's time for SWAGO: Pie Fest! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site.
Here’s what you need to know to get your 300 SB Bonus:
  • Swago: Pie Fest will begin on Monday, September 19th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT, make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value.
  • Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • The game ends Monday, September 26th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Brooklyn Bean Roastery Corner Donut Shop Coffee Review & #Giveaway! Ends 10/01 #ad

Disclosure: Free product was received to facilitate our honest review. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

Coffee has been a part of my life since I was about three years old.  My grandma would give me "soaky bread" when I would sit in her lap after breakfast.  Never heard of soaky bread?  It is simply a biscuit broken up and put in coffee.  Grandma would give me the rest of her cup of coffee this way.  (My mom still has this whenever she has biscuits.)  This incident started a love of coffee that is still going strong.

My daughter and I have a cup of coffee together every morning before she goes to work.  It is a time that we can just sit with each other and enjoy talking and laughing.  I look forward to this every day!  Having my k-cup machine means no waste because I can always make what I want.  Kat and I enjoy flavorful coffees and were thrilled when we had the opportunity to try Brooklyn Bean Roastery Corner Donut Shop Coffee.


Brooklyn Bean Roastery Corner Donut Shop Coffee is a medium roast coffee that is full of flavor.  All of the Corner Donut Shop coffee is 100% Arabica beans. It is not too strong and it is not the least bit bitter.  This coffee is delicious any time of the day and it does pair well with a doughnut!!

You can follow Brooklyn Bean Roastery on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynBeanRoastery?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrooklynBeans1
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynbeans/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/brooklynbeanroastery/

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Check out our giveaway for a 40 pack of Brooklyn Bean Roastery Corner Donut Shop Kcups! There will be 10 winners so get your entries in!!  This flavorful coffee is a great way to start your day!