Review: Mamaway Belly Band

Because I am a part of Tomoson I was offered to review a belly band. I’ve been needing a back brace for some time and since this one was listed as $100 I thought I’d give it a shot. Yes, it’s a belly band, but as you can see by the pictures it helps with the back as well. Just cause it’s for one thing doesn’t mean it can’t be for another.

This was the first time I ended up checking out other reviews before I got accepted for the product. The reason is I was left pending longer than usual and found it interesting that this company was so willing to give away a $100 dollar item for free. Every belt I looked at one Amazon, none even came close to this price. So I looked at the photos, found a ton of fake reviews and several really awesome REAL reviews.

When I first applied for the item I was accepted then given a code to get the item free. It wasn’t free. I ended up having to pay $1. This already set the tone for what was to come. I told the seller this happened. Then I got reply asking for order number which I provided to be emailed the next day by the seller pretending (or indeed) being another person asking if I ordered yet and how Amazon made a mistake with the coupons. Annoying to say the least, as they had already shipped the item. So either there are multi people who don’t even bother to talk to each other, or something horribly wrong.

The package arrived on time. Of all the belts I saw online none of them showed the directions this Mamaway belly band did. That was, you lay down to put it on. Makes more sense and you get a tighter wrap. Within 5 minutes of wearing it I could tell there was going to be issues. The same issues one of the honest reviewers had on Amazon and that is the bunching. You can tell you are wearing something under your clothes. And because it’s Velcro you can hear it peel and unpeel as you move. Good for home use though. Certainly not worth $100, but is better than other belts/wraps out there. The one woman who managed to take photos of it bunching up is the honest review I keep referring to. I couldn’t do photos like hers no matter how I tried. I do like the second ‘x’ wraps on it though. It makes it MUCH more secure than anything I’ve seen online. And I could tell the difference when I undid them.

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Hulu Plenti Nightmare

After finally getting my Plenti card sorted, I decided to attempt to get Plenti points via their market place completing offers. I decided the most easiest for me would be Hulu. You have to activate the offers first, complete them, then in 72 hours you are meant to be credited. Since January I’ve been dealing with Hulu and Plenti via emails and phone calls. Each 15 days I’d have to call to get credited. I completed 3 offers. Watch certain 10 kids shows, watch 10 certain drama shows, and watch 10 certain comedy shows. Each of these offers were 200 points which is $2. That’s $12 a month!

I thought it would be easy to deal with this, but as time goes on it’s becoming more and more drama.  I first have to call Plenti 1-855-753-6841 and explain the ordeal. They then escalated it to Hulu. I then call Hulu, 1-877-485-8411 and have to file an ETCC ticket in order for the supervisor to confirm and investigate why these offers aren’t automatically being credited. I have yet to get an answer/fix as to why it’s not being automatically being credited.

Hulu support has been very interesting. Several times I’ve been disconnected, several times I’ve had to hang up due to their support reps not listening to the fact that my calling sometimes has an overlap of the new ones I just activated but didn’t even watch yet. First Hulu thought it might be the fact that I had my Paypal as payment so I was forced to change it to credit card. Nope, still not automatically credited for offers.

Hulu support and even supervisors blame Plenti as it’s THEIR business that should automatically credit. Plenti blames Hulu, that it’s THEIR business that should automatically credit. Each side passing the buck and what’s more annoying is no one at Plenti speaks English as their native language, not even their supervisors.

So the best experience I’ve had was with several different reps at Hulu. Who tried their best to figure out what all the drama is about, and how I’ve had to deal with this every month twice a month for over 6 months now. Pretty damn sickening. Why? $12 I can make go a very long way with my 20% off Rite Aid, and ibotta, saving star, and 51 check out.  I’m just curious as to how much longer I am going to have to keep 1, babysitting my watching which I write the exact dates and times and what I watched and when and when it’s completed for credit. 2, If this is going to keep going on, you’d think BY NOW one company or the other would create a quicker way for people to be credited as well as contact support(s). Explaining this over and over is getting old and since I’m in voice overs, I’m going to create a script I’ll record and press play. That way I can save my voice for people worthy of it!

ENOUGH HULU AND PLENTI, get your act together. I can’t possibly be the only one dealing with this drama!

Also a side note, you are to get 1000 points when you connect your account. I had to contact Hulu for that. And I’m not sure you are to get a monthly bonus like I do with everything else I have connected to Plenti, if you are, I don’t get them!

Plenti called me after I sent this to Hulu. Plenti had me remove my Plenti card from Hulu and re-add it. They escalated it again. Once again, it didn’t work, as I expected. Hulu’s support reply was asking me if the offers show as activated in my Plenti account… sigh. I’ve concluded it will never be fixed with replies like this! THANKS ANYWAYS PLENTI AND HULU!

I had hoped to write this to share with others how to save/make money with Plenti via Hulu. Sadly that is not the case.

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Review: Santa Cruz Organic Line of Agua Fresca

I was offered to review Santa Cruz Organic juice and apple sauce. This gluten-free and Non-GMO Project Certified beverage is made with USDA Organic certified ingredients, with organic juice/fruit purée as the first ingredient after water.

I admit at first I was kind of worried about the flavor. I expected it to be flavorless or very hard to drink. Usually these types of drinks have that fake MAN-MADE not natural sugar substitute. I was VERY pleased that Santa Cruz Organic juice is indeed organic with REAL sugar! It was very easy to drink. You can tell it’s natural because your first sip kind of taste like you brushed your teeth and are taking a drink for the first time. After that it’s perfection.

I was provided with Lemonade, Pomegranate, Mango Passion fruit and applesauce. I didn’t redeem the coupon yet but you better believe I will. I saw that my local Giant Eagle carries the juice which was a real surprise. Seems that everything I get I can’t GET! Not the case here. Finally blessed to be able to keep drinking this juice. I hope they make it in larger sizes. 32 oz I go through in a couple hours. I drink a lot of water so when I get juice I tend to really plow through it. Even if I shouldn’t. Needless to say I loved ALL of it!

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About the new Santa Cruz Organic ® Agua Fresca product:

  • Inspired by traditional agua fresca, Santa Cruz Organic Agua Fresca is made with core ingredients such as organic fruit juice, sugar, and a hint of lemon juice.
  • Santa Cruz Organic Agua Fresca contains only a handful of USDA Certified Organic ingredients, including organic juice/fruit puree as the first ingredient after water.
  • These refreshing and lightly sweetened beverages are Non-GMO Project Verified, Gluten-Free, and available in three varieties: Pomegranate, Mango Passion fruit, and Grapefruit.
  • A 32 oz. bottle of Santa Cruz Organic Agua Fresca retails for $3.20 – $3.49, depending on the location.


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Join the Healthy Baby Home Party

New_HBHP_logoWhat is a Healthy Baby Home Party?

Seventh Generation’s home parties are powered by people like you who are focused on creating a healthy environment for the next generation. Developed with input from non-profit partner, Healthy Child Healthy World, they are a great way to get together with friends, share helpful information, and make an impact!

Healthy Baby Home Party kits are provided to all selected hosts and are filled with educational info about our environment, helpful tips, a fun game, and samples and coupons from Seventh Generation and other favorite family-friendly brands like bobble, American Meadows and Zarbee’s Naturals.

What is the Application Process?

  • Sign up at to join the Generation Good community, or log in if already a member.
  • Accept the Healthy Baby Home Party Application offer on your Generation Good dashboard and complete the application.
  • Applicants will be notified by mid-June if they have been selected to host a party, via an email to the email address assigned to their Generation Good member profile.
  • All selected applicants will then need to confirm their participation by accepting the Healthy Baby Home Party Mission in Generation Good and confirming their shipping address.
  • Hosting spots are open to US residents only at this time. Canadian parties are planned for later in 2016!
  • Full terms and conditions are available within Generation Good in the “Healthy Baby Home Party Application” offer.Looking forward to seeing your pictures and hearing about your party soon!

Join the Generation Good community and apply for your chance to host a Healthy Baby Home Party and receive a free kit with information and product samples from @SeventhGeneration, @bobble, @AmericanMeadows @Zarbees and other brands! #generationgood


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How to Stop Spam Quickly

One of my many email addresses was being targeted by a spammer using CloudFlare to spam. CloudFlare is well known to do NOTHING about spam even know they know full well what they are doing is against the law. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. I simply set all my emails to forward to a Gmail account I have never used. Gmail is perfect at sorting the spam 100% from CloudFlare, and any other spammer! But I felt this wasn’t enough.  I decided to take an extra step. Because the email addresses they were using from CloudFlare ended in .jaredcompany .science and .top I simply set up a filter for those to go directly to the trash bin!

I thought I’d share this awesome tip with you so you could do the same thing when you too get spam attacked. I also did this for all my repeat offenders,, “Mr. Ibrahim” “Evans”. Filters are a beautiful thing. Don’t forget to use them. Only takes a few seconds to set up and saves you time in the long run!

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Review: Prefer Green 3 Compartment Food Container

I was offered for free (via postings on several places) to review Prefer Green 3 Compartment Food Containers and I jumped at it. As usual I only offer my services on something I need so I can give it a proper honest review.

Prefer Green 3 Compartment Food Container came with 10 easy to use black and clearish containers. They are microwave safe, dishwasher safe, freezer safe, reusable, leak resistant, and MOST importantly BPA FREE! (This is another reason I jumped on it, BPA free is highly important to me and my family.) As an added bonus they have a lifetime guarantee!

Ten is the perfect amount because three is too little and fifteen is too much. The Prefer Green food containers are a little smaller than I would like HOWEVER I found them to be perfect for on the go. Like school, work, or even just travel. Because of the small size they fit into small places so if you don’t have much room in your freezer, these are perfect. But I’d like you to be aware of something, these Prefer Green containers are a little cheap like Applebees or Olive Garden to-go trays. Meaning I don’t expect them to last as long as say Tupperware. So I wouldn’t trust these with kids.

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How To Turn off Facebook “Do you know”

Make sure your mobile phone has the updated Facebook application installed.

Once it’s installed click on the =  icon.
Click on Settings.
Click on Account Settings.
Click on Notifications.
Click on Mobile.
Under Control your recent notification click on one of the “Do you know”.
It may lag but text will appear stating how you will no longer get those notifications.

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