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Counting On A Healthier Snack to Help Get Through Tax Season:
Crunchies Unveils Pre-Tax Day “Crunching The Numbers” Promotion
Accountants & Consumers Stressing Over April 15 Deadline Can Win Crunchies!
Westlake Village, CA, March 3, 2014 – Recognizing just how emotionally as well as financially taxing the weeks leading up to April 15 are for millions of financial planners and everyday Americans, freeze-dried fruit and veggie snacks leader Crunchies is introducing “Crunching The Numbers.” The two-part online promotion launches March 15 and concludes April 30, 2014.
Accountants and tax consultants are invited to email or post a 50 word or less note explaining why crunching the numbers is especially stressful this time of year and why they often turn to fattening snacks to help them get through the long hours and even longer tax forms. Email: email@example.com or connect on: Facebook or Twitter.
The first 100 CPAs and tax consultants who send in emails with a shipping address along with easily verifiable proof that they’re in the financial planning industry will not only each win free Crunchies product, but also vie for a Grand Prize Gift Basket including Crunchies product as well as such fun Crunchies swag items as a shirt, hat, water bottle and more!
Crunchies is concurrently inviting all tax-paying U.S. consumers to send in 50 words or less on why the stresses and long hours leading up to April 15 likewise prompt them to consume an especially large amount of fattening and unhealthy snacks. The first 100 entries will similarly win free Crunchies product and vie for a Grand Prize Gift Basket (consumers need to remember to include their shipping address to receive their free Crunchies!).
Crunchies’ new “Crunching The Numbers” promotion will be driven primarily through the company’s robust social media channels. It was created to put a positive spin on the notion of number crunching during tax season by highlighting the all-natural satisfying and healthy crunchy appeal of Crunchies snacks that are naturally low fat with no preservatives or unhealthy additives, when compared to high-fat snacks such as potato chips.
Commenting on the “Crunching The Numbers” promotion, Crunchies’ Director of Marketing Jessi Brennan said, “Working on tax forms can be a long and laborious process which many people try to alleviate by eating high-fat, low-nutrition snacks that add to their weight and subtract from their overall well-being. That’s not healthy math! This promotion was created to encourage anyone stressing over Tax Day to instead grab a bag of delicious and nutritious Crunchies freeze-dried fruits and veggies – a snack that always adds up to a healthier and more satisfying treat.”
Crunchies are made in the U.S.A. through a unique freeze-drying process in which individually frozen fruits and vegetables are placed in a refrigerated vacuum chamber that removes up to 97% of the moisture. This special process gives Crunchies their crunchy texture and allows them to retain on average, 90%-94% of their original nutrients and virtually all nutritious enzymes. (Air drying retains an average of only 45% maximum of nutrients.) Plus, Crunchies are typically more nutritious than even fresh produce, unless the fruits and veggies are eaten shortly after picking!
About Crunchies Food Company, LLC
Founded in 2006, Crunchies Food Company’s leading line of all-natural, delicious, nutritious and convenient freeze-dried fruits and vegetables is redefining healthy snacking for the 21st century. With an unmistakably satisfying crunch of delicious concentrated all-natural flavor, Crunchies are free of unhealthy additives, chemicals, preservatives or unhealthy ingredients, plus they’re gluten-free, Certified Kosher, wheat free and naturally low-fat.
Branded as “Nature’s Ultimate Snack Food,” Crunchies are available nationwide at leading retailers including Sprouts, Wegmans, Walmart, Rite Aid, and Ralphs.
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Spring break is almost here and whether you are planning on traveling or will be enjoying a nice “staycation” – Lavanila’s Healthy Roller-Ball Fragrances are the perfect fragrance to throw in your bag. These Roller-Balls are ideal for jet settingas well as running around while doing errands at home.
The Healthy Fragrance Roller-Ball ($19) is travel friendly, purse friendly and skin friendly. The fragrance is blended with exotic essential oils and skin soothing botanicals for timeless expressions of nature that captivate the senses and nurture the skin.
Lavanila Laboratories products may be purchased at http://www.lavanila.com
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It's that time of year again...the twice annual Christopher & Banks Friends & Family Event, featuring our best prices of the year.
From Wednesday, March 12 - Sunday, March 16, our style consultants will help you stock up on those must have everyday styles and find the perfect look for big spring events from Easter to graduations to weddings or resort vacations. To make it even better, our new arrivals and signature styles are all 40 percent off during this five-day sale. This includes new and noteworthy collections designed to flatter every figure, including:
- Signature Slimming™ pants and jeans
- Relaxed. Restyled.™ casual wear
- Wrinkle-resistant shirts in solids and prints
- Perfect cardigans and coordinating tanks
- Novelty tees and jackets
The Friends & Family event happens in-store and online at www.christopherandbanks.com and www.cjbanks.com from Wednesday, March 12 to Sunday, March 16. No coupon is required for in-store or online purchases. Additionally, Friendship Rewards Members receive free shipping on any online order. All other on-line orders over $75 receive free shipping.
Be sure to take advantage of these great deals as you happily transition your wardrobe from fuzzy sweaters to breezy blouses, perfect tanks and novelty tees from Christopher & Banks.
Korres is a luxurious Greek beauty brand made with highly concentrated natural ingredients. Primers, which have recently gained popularity, can really help you look your best! The Korres Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Primer is a skin-perfecting and silicone-free face primer enriched with ultra nourishing Greek yogurt for the smoothest makeup application and long-lasting wear. Paraben and Sulfate free, this primer helps makeup stay put longer by smoothing the surface of the skin.
Recommended for all skin types and ideal for sensitive skin, this incredibly nourishing primer is powered by a Greek yogurt concentrate with two and a half times the protein of regular yogurt. This super-protein is blended into a breathable gel texture that glides onto skin leaving a dewy finish, leaving skin with a perfectly soft, even canvas for the smoothest makeup application and long-lasting wear.
Where to Purchase: Sephora.com
I have not tried this product yet, but I cannot wait!
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Need a super easy snack recipe for spring? FamilyFun magazine has three great recipes to welcome springtime and the holidays that come along with it. Below you’ll find a cute “lambwich,” as well as two St. Patrick’s Day themed treats. Grab your kids and head to the kitchen for some fun!
Two types of cheese give this savory, open-faced sandwich its sweet-as-can-be look. Trim a piece of sliced cheese to fit atop one half of a mini bagel. Cut a round muzzle and a pair of half-circle ears from more sliced cheese, then attach them with mustard or mayonnaise. Add a nose cut from a ham slice, plus a mouth and a pair of eyes trimmed from black olives. Finish with a sprinkle of shredded cheese between the ears.
Celebrate Saint Pat’s with a crunchy cucumber treat. Cut 1-inch sections of an English cucumber. Halve them lengthwise and lay the pieces flat on a plate, as shown. Trim a cucumber brim for each hat and set it in place. Finish with a sliced cheese band and buckle, attached with dots of hummus or dip.
Dark or white chocolate
Lure wee visitors this Saint Patrick’s Day with O-shaped cereal disguised as tiny doughnuts. Prepare each variety following the steps at right and let dry on waxed paper. Add to the fun by placing them in a miniature box (get our template at familyfunmag.com/printables).
Dip the tops of O-shaped cereal into melted dark or white chocolate (the tines of a fork work well for this) and cover with sprinkles.
Over medium-high heat, dissolve ½ cup sugar in ½ cup sugar in ½ cup water. Let it cool. Dip the O’s, a few at a time, in the syrup, then toss them in a small bowl of cinnamon sugar.
Enjoy!!!! Happy Spring!
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In my household, there is a lot of hair. My teenage daughters and I all have long locks that tend to get pretty dry and lifeless, especially after the winter we have had. I have always trusted Alberto VO5® to help bring out the beauty in our hair.
I was recently sent samples of some really wonderful Alberto VO5® products to review. I received Salon Series Smooth & Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner, Simply Stunning Leave-in Conditioner, V05 Hot oil treatment, Total Recovery Hair Mask, and Perfect Hold Aeresol Hair Spray.
Total Recovery Hair Mask
Give your hair a beauty boost and rescue even the most stressed strands. Total Recovery deep conditioning hair mask transforms dull, dry or damaged hair and helps restore body, shine and strength. Formulated with vitamins, proteins and amino acids, it nourishes fragile ends and improves elasticity to help minimize breakage.
V05 Hot Oil Treatment
Simply Stunning Leave-in Conditioner
This all-in-one styling miracle is your secret weapon to easily style your hair and put your best look forward! Protective conditioners saturate hair with moisture and a vitamin-enriched formula helps protect hair from heat and strengthens hair against split ends and breakage. You’ll be simply stunned by the results.
My Experience: This wonderful leave-in conditioner is perfect for spraying all over in your hair after you have washed and towel-dried it. Sometimes my hair needs something a little extra, and even if I have already used conditioner in the shower, I still use this amazing leave-in treatment for that extra detangling, softening factor. My hair is left silkier than ever! I even use it between shampoos to restyle my hair for extra moisture when it is dry.
Perfect Hold Aeresol Hair spray
VO5 Salon Series™ Perfect Hold Aerosol Hairspray is infused with 5 Essential Vitamins™ to help fortify your hair for a healthy shine that perfectly finishes any style. Experience salon-quality hold and long-lasting control without stiffness or stickiness. Indulge daily without flaking or residue buildup.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
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DWTS’ Karina Smirnoff’s Flawless #NoMakeup Selfie
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Now through March 30th, L’OCCITANE is proud to share their newest Facebook collector’s offer. To celebrate L’OCCITANE’s Shea Butter Hand Cream's 20th anniversary, the brand is offering Facebook fans their three favorite hand creams in an adorable pouch for only $3! Customers who sign up via the link below will receive an automatic email they will show to redeem in L’OCCITANE retail boutiques nationwide. No additional purchase necessary. Valid in boutiques or online.
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I was in the market for a new night cream. I was completely out of it, and night cream is definitely a huge beauty staple for me. A good night cream can make all of the difference in restoring youth and vitality to the skin. Thankfully, I was introduced to Face Whisperer® Night Cream with Matrixyl®
- Matrixyl® 3000 is one of the strongest anti-wrinkle ingredients today!
- This Cream Smoothes Skin, Includes Siloxane
- Perfect at Night, Absorbs Well, Works While You Sleep
My Experience: Sublime Beauty Face Whisperer Night Cream is one of the finest night creams I have ever had the pleasure of trying, and believe me, I have tried many very expensive ones. (This one is not very expensive at under $40.00) My skin is completely line free. Any lines I may have had before using this product look filled in and plumped out. I cannot see any lines on my face at all. It is as if I look ten years younger. Maybe it is because this cream is the first one I have tried that contains Matrixyl®. Perhaps Matrixyl® is the miracle ingredient? I do not know, but it makes my skin look luminous. I love how it absorbs so perfectly and leaves no residue or shine. It is not a heavy cream. I apply it nightly after cleansing to my face, neck and chest area. I love it!
Just wanted to show how my skin looks lately!
To learn more about Sublime Beauty Face Whisperer Night Cream go to: http://sublime-beauty.net/
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.