Review San-J Organic Tamari Sauces

img_2600I was blessed to be selected to test three bottles of San-J Organic Tamari Sauces by Moms Meet. I was given Orange Sauce Asian Glaze & Stir-Fry, Mongolian Stir-Fry & Marinade, Thai Peanut Mildly Spicy Marinade & Dipping.



We tried them all but I’m featuring the Orange Sauce Asian Glaze & Stir-Fry in photos because we enjoyed that one the most. I felt the others weren’t really suited for chicken so used steak to cook with those. The San-J are full of flavor, and scent. We will be picking them up again.


I’d like to share a bit of the background of this fine company.

In 1804, San-Jirushi, the founding company of San-J, was established as a Tamari soy sauce and miso company in Mie, Japan. For more than 200 years, their brewing mastery has been passed down through the generations. In 1987, the first Tamari brewery outside of Japan was built in Henrico, Virginia and San-J was born. Today, San-J president, Takashi Sato, is an eighth-generation member of the founding family and faithfully continues the tradition of quality with a variety of Tamari soy sauces, Asian cooking sauces, salad dressings, soups, and rice crackers. San-J is a trusted soy sauce brand in the natural market, committing itself to ingredient health.

San-J Organic Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce is made with 100% soy and no wheat while regular soy sauce is made with 40-60% wheat. • The higher concentration of soy protein gives San-J Tamari a richer, milder, more complex taste. • Fermented for up to six months with Japanese brewing methods, San-J Organic Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce is made without artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors. • San-J Organic Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce is certified organic, gluten free, vegan, Kosher and Non-GMO Project verified. • A 10 oz. bottle of San-J Organic Tamari Gluten Free Soy Sauce typically retails for around $4.45.

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As with all my blog entries my EXTENSIVE disclaimers apply, click on disclaimers to read them. This is honest feedback. There was a delay publishing this due to the six surgeries I had and was unable to eat solid foods.  I received this product for free from Moms Meet (, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own

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Shopper Army Review

I got into Shopper Army a while ago then was invited to a VIP section. I was all excited. I applied for a few offers that I thought would be worthy of my time. I got accepted right away for two offers. I thought this was odd but I went ahead and went with it. One was Snuggle the other was ALL. Who can’t use laundry products?! LOL. Well I noticed they were low balling. By that I mean, Shopper Army wanted me to go out get the item, upload a photo of it and the receipt, use it, and then review. In turn I would be paid X amount. X amount didn’t even cover the item on a good day even WITH a coupon. But I went ahead and did it anyway. Just so I could do a proper review of their site/company and warn others.

I did everything Shopper Army wanted. The last question I let them know my time is worth more than what they are offering. It’s basically abusing their members to have them provide feedback for FREE basically. Shopper Army’s members are not paid for their time, nor feedback, let alone reimbursed for the items purchased. So is their feedback more honest because of this or less? Honestly I can’t answer that. But if you enjoy doing work for nothing and actually paying someone else, Shopper Army is the place for you! In the mean time I’ll stick to sites that are worthy of my time, and feedback. It was kind of fun to try, and if you already buy the items they want you to review, perfect! Other wise not so awesome.

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Mypoints TV How to Earn Quickly

I  noticed the reviews on itunes were horrible. Mostly because people don’t know how to use the app. Anyone that is a member of Swagbucks however does. Since it’s the exact same application.

After downloading Mypoints TV (and for those who can’t simple go to they are a trusted carrier of apks.) APKs can only be used on Kindles, Kindle fires, and anything else that’s Android format.  Just know you have to go into security and allow unknown sources for downloads permitted or you can’t install.

Once installed, login, touch the hamburger menu at the top left. A push out menu appears. Click on Home and Garden and select a 10 second clip. Some devices do not carry all 10 second clips. But look for the one pertaining to the coffee filter down at the bottom if you have it. To put that clip into your favorites hold down for a bit then select add to favorites. Click the menu icon, top left again, then click on your favorites and the video you just placed there. Press that to play. Enjoy! It will keep playing that video or videos over and over again and again. Or meant to.

It will say you have X amount of videos to watch to earn 5 points.

When it’s done earning it will let you know that as well, by telling you that you have reached the max earnings for that day.

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Update Plenti / Hulu Issues

I finally have an update via the Plenti/Hulu blog entry I previously wrote – . With Hulu, and Plenti working hand and hand with me instead of Plenti working with Hulu and Hulu working with Plenti we were finally able to discover the issue and get credited automatically for completely the offers. So here’s how.

Make sure your Plenti account is linked with your Hulu account by going into your account settings on Hulu. After you have confirmed that, when Plenti opens the Hulu offers only select ONE offer and complete that offer. Example they have three every so often twice sometimes three times a month. One offer is watch 10 comedy shows for 200 points. Another offer is watch 10 drama shows for 200 Plenti points. And yet another is watch 10 kids shows for 200 Plenti points. You activate one offer it moves into your activated offers section. Go to your device (stay on that device, don’t switch around as in watch part on TV then watch the rest of the shows on your tablet.) After completing your offer and confirming via Hulu history you watched your ten shows, go back to Plenti. Activate the next offer and repeat. I’ve done this many times now and have always been automatically credited. I hope this solves any issues you too may be having with Plenti and Hulu. As for the rest of their problems, one step at a time.(I may have answers for those soon.)

Thank you Hulu & Plenti for taking the time to sort this once and for all.

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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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