Tuesday, April 22, 2014

U.S. Cellular Let's Celebrate Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!  Going green on Earth Day and beyond.  In honor of Earth Day, U.S. Cellular encourages people to recycle their old electronic devices and is providing incentives to do so. Customers can get up to $250 when they trade in qualified smartphones - including Apple® iPhones - at U.S. Cellular retail locations through the company's Trade-in Program.  

Statistics on the numbers of electronics that are not being recycled are mind boggling: of the 141 million mobile phones that were discarded in 2009 (the most recent data available), only 12 million were recycled, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Thirty percent of people who do not recycle their used cell phones refrain from doing so because they don’t know where to recycle their devices, according to an online poll conducted by Earth911.

With my iPhone 5s, technology has created better family moments by simplifying and enhancing my life.

Here are some great, easy ways I have found I can go green and reduce, reuse and recycle simply by using my iPhone 5s:

One of the apps is t
he fun JouleBug app which provides valuable information about going green, and users can earn achievements for real-life sustainable actions and compete with others to be the most eco-friendly.  JouleBug claims that users who follow their tips will save an average of $200 per year - which can make your wallet greener as well!  You can share how you are making a difference by being kind to the planet.

Recyclebank.com provides tips and advice to become more environmentally conscious.  Plus, users get rewarded with points (redeemable for grocery discounts, gift cards, etc.) by being green (recycling, using less water, etc.).

Recycle more easily. The 1800Recycling app identifies nearby recycling locations based on ZIP code, and provides directions to the recycling centers and lists which materials they'll take. In addition to our bi-weekly recycling cart pickup, we have a drop-off center we can use for $20/year.  Recycling is such a simple easy way to get the family involved together in helping their environment be a better place for all to enjoy better family moments.

What do I love about my iPhone 5S?  Why did I take so long to get a smart phone?  With U.S. Cellular 4G LTE network, it's definitely made my life easier and provides better family moments.  The camera provides beautiful quality photos even with me taking them.  I use the calendar to keep track of our schedules.  With voicemail, email and text messages at my fingertips, I can be easily reachable.  We recently got my son an iPhone 5s and my husband picked a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini with the help of a great U.S. Cellular Retail Wireless Consultant by the name of Chris B, at our local store who matched what we needed and we were able to use reward points as well.  U.S. Cellular lets the family say Hello Better.

Disclosure:  I have been provided information and have been compensated by U.S. Cellular for my post.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Target - Cheerios - Justice League

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Super things are happening in the Target cereal aisle where Cheerios has teamed up with the DC Comics Justice League!
Right now, in specially-marked boxes of Cheerios, you’ll find an exclusive, collectible Justice League comic book featuring an awesome adventure of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the rest of the Justice League while supplies last!
But act fast as these boxes will be gone before you know it! Head to the store and grab the delicious cereal that’s made with 100% natural whole grain oats as the first ingredient—Cheerios!  General Mills brands are known around the world for quality.

I have said before this is definitely a cereal world home and my kids love the different varieties Cheerios has.  A great classic cereal fuels them up in the morning and gives them the energy to start their day right.  Add in a fun comic and it makes it even better at the breakfast table.

Disclosure:  General Mills provided me with information and free product for my review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Liberté Méditerranée yogurt

Need a new, quick and easy breakfast, or snack during your busy day for you and your family? Oh, and you want it healthy?

Liberté Méditerranée yogurt has two new delicious flavors you can try: Lime and Orange-Mango.  They already have 7 other varieties to choose from.

The use of whole milk and cream makes for a silky texture.  It also contains live, active cultures which add a layer of deep flavor with real fruit,  Without gelatin, sugar substitues and preservatives, I know they have a wholesome product perfected.

Check out their facebook page for coupons to save on this great yogurt.

The finest ingredients and nothing more!

Disclosure:  I was provided this information and free product coupons from Platefull Co-Op.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Target Big G Retro Cereals

It’s time to go Retro with your favorite Big G Cereals, exclusively at Target!  #CerealThrowback
This month and for a limited time only, celebrate “A Delicious Debut” of classic breakfast cereals favorites featuring their original packaging from their first public appearance: Cheerios – 1945; Lucky Charms – 1964; Honey Nut Cheerios – 1979; Cinnamon Toast Crunch – 1984. Reese’s Peanut Puffs – 1994. And while the look may be a nostalgic, each comes packed with all the same whole grains and nutrition that customers have come to know and love.  The boxes are a lot of fun to look at.  

The first box devoured in my house was Lucky Charms!  I was a year old when they came out and remember eating them growing up.  Frosted Lucky Charms, they're magically delicious rings in my ear every time I see the box!  Horseshoes, moons, hearts, clovers, love all the marshmallows!  I also remember at times different marshmallow shapes livening up my breakfast before school.
Honey Nut Cheerios (must be the honey) are always a favorite with my kids. 

Cereal is something you can feel good about eating anytime of day!

Check out General Mills website.  The list of Big G Cereals is quite amazing.  How many of these Big G cereals have you tried?  How many boxes are in your pantry or on top of your refrigerator right now?  Don't miss out on these really exciting packages of Big G Retro Cereal only available at Target!

Disclosure: The information and free cereal have been provided to me by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op

U.S. Cellular helps your Garden Grow

Snow is really melting around here (finally!)  It's time gardening is more than just wishful thinking.  It's time for some planning.  There are some really fun apps to use, and I want to tell you about some I have downloaded on my Iphone 5s I have with U.S. Cellular and the 4G LTE network.

I am also kinda addicted to the weather, so I check out the Weather Channel frequently.  Sure, look out the window, but what's tomorrow supposed to be like? Throughout the prime gardening season, the weather can be unpredictable. It is important to keep an eye on those changing weather conditions to make sure plants are getting plenty of water and are protected from frost and cold that can be threatening for new plants. 

With the help of a smartphone or tablet and some creative apps, both novice and experienced gardeners can simplify and enhance growing their gardens and planting the seeds for savings.   

According to the National Gardening Association, an average well-maintained garden can yield up to $500 worth of produce, which can help families save money at the grocery store.  Saving money can enable better family moments by being able to use that money in other ways.

Whether the desire to see your garden blossom is driven by saving money, simply to add curb appeal to your home, or create a backyard heaven, there are a lot of great apps that can ensure you’re choosing the right seeds and plants for your climate and conditions, and protecting your investment in your garden and of course, gardening as a family can enable better family moments as you are sharing some time together.  And vegetables from all your hard work sure taste better on your plate.  Kids just might be more apt to eat veggies they helped grow!

 iScape Free:
Before tilling away at the landscape around your home, take a moment to snap a photo of your yard as it is, and use this creative app to add pathways, shrubs, lighting and flowers to view realistic renderings of your ideas. iScape Free, in Apple’s App Store, brings gardening ideas closer to reality before spending a penny.  Now with the snow melting, I can rethink the old flower bed and shrubbery that didn't make it through the rough winter.

Compass Garden Plant:
No matter the experience of a gardener, the season always seems to bring a few pests or weeds. A nuisance in the garden can ruin everything, but this app offers several product suggestions to help get rid of any number of pests. Gardeners can also take a photo of any pest, plant or weed and submit it to have it identified by a team of experts quickly so they can make sure they’re not wasting time or money treating the wrong threat. Simply download the app in Google Play or Apple’s App Store to get started.  When we first moved here, there were some raised garden beds in the backyard that had mounds of anthills in one.  We got rid of it 2 years ago, and I bet having the Compass Garden Plant app may have given me bushels of tomatoes instead of ants.

Need some help with your phone from U.S. Cellular?  How about attending a Device Workshop in your area to learn more about utilizing all that your device has to offer. 

Any helpful apps you have downloaded for use on your U.S. Cellular device, that you want to share with us here?  Please comment below.

Disclosure:  As a U.S. Cellular Better Moments Blog Ambassador, I have been compensated for my post.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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