Monday, October 16, 2017

SHOP YUMMY HALLOWEEN CANDY AND TREATS #ad

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Here are a few of our favorite Halloween treats for this year’s parties and trick-or-treaters.

Monster Berries 
These chocolate covered strawberries from FruitBouquets.com are a sweet treat for “goblin” up at your Halloween party. Dipped and decorated as ghosts, jack-o’-lanterns, or monsters, they arrive fresh and ready to be enjoyed by all. Save 20% on fresh fruit arrangements with code FRUITNOW.
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BeanBoozled Trick or Treat Jelly Beans 
These special JellyBelly beans put your senses to the test. With 10 “treat” beans and 10 identical “trick” beans, you’ll never know if you’re about to eat a Booger or a Caramel Corn! From now until 10/12, save 15% on orders $29+ with code SPOOKY17.
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Mars Minis Chocolate Favorites Variety Pack
With more than 2 pounds of chocolate, this variety pack from Jet.com will make you the life of the party wherever you go this Halloween. Featuring iconic candies like Milky Way, Twix, and 3 Musketeers, there’s enough variety for everyone. From now until 10/15, earn an extra 5% in JetCash on Halloween costumes and party supplies.
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GET YOUR DOG IN THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT WITH MUTTROPOLIS #ad

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This Halloween, don’t forget to let your furry friend in on the fun. With so many adorable items to choose from, Muttropolis has Halloween options for dogs big and small.
Here are a few of our favorite Halloween picks.

Boo Dog Collar and Leash
Featuring ghosts, pumpkins, and “BOO!” all over, this dog collar and leash are must-have accessories to get in the Halloween spirit. Plus, save 10% when you buy a collar and leash together and enjoy free shipping on orders more than $49 through 10/31.
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Fireman Dog Costume
Have no fear; the firefighter is here! With a fire jacket and matching firefighter’s hat, your dog will look like he belongs in the firehouse.
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Plush Halloween Dog Toy
These cuties are the perfect addiction to your pup’s trick or treat bag. Soft and durable, you’ll both have fun playing with these festive toys.
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The Stray - A Doggone Good Family Movie #spon

Disclosure: I received this information and Fandango movie codes, free of charge, from FrontGate Media to facilitate a post on this blog. No monetary compensation has been received, nor was I told how to post about this movie. Any opinions stated are those of the Shelly's Bits and Pieces family.


"The Stray" tells the true story of a stray dog who saves a struggling family in more ways than one.

“Pluto” comes out of nowhere and quickly makes himself at home with the Davis family, who are on the brink of falling apart. Dad (Michael Cassidy; Argo, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice) is a career-driven workaholic who is neglecting his marriage and family. Mom (Sarah Lancaster; Chuck, Saved by the Bell: The New Class) is at her wit’s end raising three young kids. The last thing they need is another mouth to feed. Or is it? In just a short time with the Davis family, Pluto the “wonderdog” manages to save a lost toddler, bring comfort and companionship to a hurting 9-year-old boy (Connor Corum; Heaven is for Real), help restore a marriage, and repair a broken father-son relationship. Pluto is not only a guard dog – he’s a guardian angel.  "The Stray" was written and directed by Mitch Davis (The Other Side of Heaven).

Sometimes help comes from the most unlikely places. Sometimes our prayers get answered in strange ways. Sometimes one dog can change everything.



If you are like me, you are always on the look out for a family friendly movie.  Nothing makes us happier than being able to go have a family movie night, and when it is a Dove approved movie, I know it is safe for everyone.  "The Stray" hit movie theaters on October 6th, and it looks adorable.  The biggest attraction for my family has to be the DOG!  We are big dog lovers and Pluto looks like he will be the star of the show!  My mom and I are going to take kids this week.  Poor Daddy has to work, so he will have to miss it!  What are your thoughts?  Check out the movie trailer and let me know what you think in the comments below.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Same Kind of Different As Me Comes to Theaters Oct. 20 Plus Fandango #Giveaway #Sponsored #SameKindMovieL3

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post from LEV3L Digital for Paramount Pictures/Pure Flix. All opinions are my own. I will receive the same prize for participating in this promotion.


"Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody." Words of wisdom from a homeless drifter; words that never would be shared with the world if not for a wayward husband, a forgiving wife, and an unforgettable true story that brought the three of them together.

With more money than they could ever possibly need, Ron and Debbie Hall have everything they could ever want … except for a loving marriage. When Ron’s unfaithfulness is brought to light, Debbie invites him to stay—as long as he remains truthful and does what she asks of him. But when her request includes serving the homeless at an inner-city rescue mission, Ron would prefer to write a large check instead.

Guided by her faith and spurred on by the dream of a homeless man she senses will change their city, Debbie befriends a disenfranchised man named Denver. More surprisingly, so does Ron. Despite vast differences, their lives begin to intersect and they all are changed … forever.

Based on an unforgettable true story of forgiveness, friendship, family, and faith, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME opens in theatres October 20. With two Academy Award® winners and two nominees, the film’s outstanding cast brings to life the New York Times bestseller that interweaves stories of international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear), his grace-giving wife Debbie (RenĂ©e Zellweger), their unexpected friend Denver (Djimon Hounsou), and Ron’s estranged father Earl (Jon Voight).



Our thoughts:
When I was first contacted about the opportunity to learn about Same Kind of Different As Me, I had no idea what it was about.  I had never heard of the book, which spent 3 years on the NY Times Best Sellers list, but as soon as I saw the trailer and visited their website, I knew I had to share this with my readers.
My daddy instilled great values in me, one of them being volunteering.  Whenever I help someone, I feel like I get much more out of it than they do.  Most of the time, I end up learning more from the people I help than I ever imagined I could.  Daddy also taught me that we are all different, even identical twins have different personalities.  With that being said, we are all the same.  We each have things that we are afraid of, things we wish we were better at, and we each have our own quirks.  Everyone has them!  In this movie, that becomes apparent.  I loved the fact that Debbie asks her husband, Ron, to serve at the homeless shelter.  Serving others, especially those who are in need, will open your eyes and make your heart so full.  I encourage you to try it!

Every one can make a difference and help change our world.  It all starts with one simple act of kindness.  Need some ideas?  Here are a few things we have done:

  • Donate food, clothes, household goods and time to your local homeless shelter, help center or rescue mission.  
  • Offer your time as a tutor
  • Mow a neighbor's lawn
  • Help someone carry their groceries to their car
  • Pay for the person behind you in a fast food line
  • Make a monetary donation to a special cause
  • Smile and greet everyone you see....smiles are contagious!

Post about your acts of kindness on social media and use the hashtag #SameKindMovieL3. (You even get bonus giveaway entries for sharing)  Encourage others to do the same! It's about time we started a kindness revoltion!

You can learn more about Same Kind of Different As Me by checking out their website (linked above), or by following the movie on social media.
Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

Would you like to check out this movie for yourself?  Enter on the rafflecopter form below and you could win 2 Fandango codes, which can be ONLY used for movie tickets to see Same Kind of Different As Me!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Swagbucks - Get more free gift cards during October Swago with Spin & Win (US) #ad

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  I receive SB for sharing.



The digital rewards site Swagbucks is celebrating the fall with another big "Swago" promotion starting Monday, October 9th at 9am PDT! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips:

Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!

Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.

You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, October 16th 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.

Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, October 16th to use all your spins.

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice.

Click here right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Swagbucks - US Halloween Sale #ad

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  I receive SB for sharing.



Now that Halloween is almost here, Swagbucks has increased cash back at a big group of their Halloween-related stores, so you can earn cash back while getting costumes, decorations, and more for the end of the month. Just click here to see the deals, and sign up for Swagbucks (if you haven't already) to start earning cash back in the form of SB points, which you can exchange for gift cards or PayPal cash.

The sale is going through October 31st, and if you sign up through me, you'll get a 1000 SB rebate ($10) after your first shopping purchase through Swagbucks!

Swagbucks - Spooktacular Collector's Bills #ad

Disclosure:  I am posting to share Swagbucks earning possibilities with you.  I am only compensated if someone joins under my link!



Swagbucks is celebrating Halloween with a special set of "Spooktacular" Collector's Bills!  "Collector's Bills" are special designs that you win randomly while searching the web with Swagbucks' Yahoo-powered search engine. Collect all 6 and you get an additional SB Bonus! Once you've collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more!

Here's all the information for this week's Collector's Bills:

Search the web through the Swagbucks search from Monday, October 2nd through Sunday, October 8th, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either:


  • 4 SB
  • 6 SB
  • 9 SB
  • 11 SB
  • 14 SB
  • 26 SB

When you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 6 Collector’s Bills and you’ll instantly earn a 20 SB Bonus!

Keep searching til you find them all!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks during "Three for Fall" #ad

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  I receive SB for sharing.



If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up during October as part of their Three for Fall promotion. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link 

2. Earn 300 SB total before 11/1/17. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned enough SB to redeem for Amazon, Starbucks and Delta Airlines gift cards!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

MyGiftCardsPlus September Favorites #ad

Disclosure:  I am posting to share Swagbucks earning possibilities with you.  I am only compensated if someone joins under my link!



MyGiftCardsPlus is a site that gives you cash back (in the form of SB points on Swagbucks) for buying gift cards to a variety of sites, stores, and restaurants. With the holidays fast coming up fast, you can earn while buying gift cards for family and friends, or earn while buying gift cards towards a purchase you were going to make anyway. 

For this weekend, MyGiftCardsPlus has rounded up their favorite gift cards for September. Don’t miss out on the cash back deals this weekend! Earn Cash Back plus a 100 SB Bonus on Sephora, Panera, Applebee's, Southwest, Hotels.com gift cards.

The SB Bonus Offers apply to one purchase per gift card listed above (Sephora, Panera, Applebee's, Southwest, Hotels.com gift cards). This offer expires at 11:59 pm PST on October 1st, 2017. Your SB will credit when your electronic gift card is delivered.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Get FREE Disneyland Tickets on Swagbucks.com #ad

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  I receive SB for sharing.



If you haven't used Swagbucks before, here's how it works: You get points (called SB) for things like online shopping, discovering new products and services, answering surveys, watching videos, and even searching the web. Then you redeem those points for gift cards from places like Amazon, PayPal, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and now you can redeem them for tickets to Disneyland!

For you Disney fanatics out there who are planning a trip to The Happiest Place on Earth, Swagbucks is a great way to stretch that travel budget further. You can earn while booking your hotel, get gift cards for travel and restaurants while you're away, or just offset the cost of the tickets using your SB points!

Here's some information from their FAQs about it:

How will I receive my eTickets?
These are electronic tickets that will be delivered to you via email.

Where can these eTicket be used?
These eTickets are specifically for use at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, and cannot be used at Disney World in Florida, or at any Disney Stores or other Disney resorts. Tickets cannot be used for admission to special events (ie. Mickey’s Halloween Party). 

What type of eTickets does Swagbucks offer?
2 Day, 1 Park, Child (ages 3-9)
2 Day, 1 Park, Adult (ages 10+)
2 Day, Park Hopper, Child (ages 3-9)
2 Day, Park Hopper, Adult (ages 10+)
3 Day, 1 Park, Child (ages 3-9)
3 Day, 1 Park, Adult (ages 10+)
3 Day, Park Hopper, Child (ages 3-9)
3 Day, Park Hopper Adult (ages 10+)

What happens if I redeem for the wrong ticket?
These eTickets are non-refundable. Please make sure you are redeeming for the correct ticket and pay close attention to the type of ticket you are selecting, as there are different tickets depending on the amount of days you wish to attend the park, the type of ticket (one park per day vs. Park Hopper), and the age range the ticket is for (adult vs. child). Adult tickets are for ages 10 and up. 

Also, please keep in mind it may take a few business days for you to receive your eTicket, so be sure to give yourself enough time when redeeming before you plan to visit the park.