Groupons Good the Place to Buy Inexpensive Gifts for Women and Teens

Groupons Good the Place to Buy Inexpensive Gifts for Women and Teens

Groupon Goods the Place to Buy Inexpensive Gifts for Women and Teens

We are officially in the Holiday Season! Wow! I can’t believe how time has flown so quickly. Just 11 months ago it was my birthday :-p. This is a semi-stressful time for me because my son starts putting pressure on me to prepare for the holidays. 🙁

It’s his favorite time of year because it means, gifts, family, friends, and food. His top four things. So what’s a wait-until-the-last-minute mom on a budget who hates shopping to do?

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My best bet is to get out the laptop and start researching ideas (and prices). On top of waiting to the last minute I am a bit scatterbrained so I’m constantly looking for that website I came across six months ago. Ugh!!! Where is it…

One site I rarely forget about is Groupon Goods. It is my go to place for products, services, and travel discounts. A couple of years ago I did most of my Christmas shopping there and it was featured in Essence magazine.

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For my holiday gifts this year I’m going back to Groupon Goods to snag some great prices at a discount.

My daughter wants make-up, jewelry, clothes, and electronics and my son wants cookware, superhero gear, and whatever else I decide to get him :-).

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What do you have on your early holiday shopping list? Will you be shopping on online or in the stores?

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Summer Road Trip Safety Tips

Summer Road Trip Safety Tips

This weekend is the beginning of summer travel and road trips!

With the help of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) I want to share a few Summer Road Trip Safety Tips. I created a short video you can check out below but I really want you to get the main idea so your summer can be fun and safe.

NHTSA offers the following safety recommendations before taking to the road:

Regular maintenance: Tune-ups, oil changes, battery checks, and tire rotations go a long way toward preventing breakdowns before they happen. If your vehicle has been serviced according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, it should be in good shape and ready to travel. If not, or you don’t know the service history of the vehicle you plan to drive, schedule a preventive maintenance check-up with your mechanic. View NHTSA’s interactive summer driving tips

Don’t drink and drive: Every 52 minutes, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. Be responsible and don’t drink and drive. If you plan to drink, choose a designed driver before going out. Last year, NHTSA announced a new mobile app designed to help people who have been drinking get a safe ride home

Buckle seat belts: All drivers and passengers should wear seat belts when traveling in a vehicle. Research has found that lap/shoulder seat belts, when used, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passengers by 45 percent and the risk of moderate-to-critical injury by 50 percent.

Protect child passengers: Research on the effectiveness of child safety seats has found them to reduce fatal injury by 71 percent for infants (younger than 1 year old) and 54 percent for toddlers (up to 4 years old) in passenger cars. If you’re traveling with children, remember the best way to protect them in a car is to put them in the correct child safety seat for their size and age. All children 13 and younger should ride in the back seat. Visit Parent’s Central for more information on child passenger safety.

Avoid distraction: Distraction accounts for approximately 10 percent of fatal crashes and 18 percent of injuries – all preventable. Distracted driving can be anything that pulls your attention away from diving, including cell phone use, texting while driving, eating, drinking, and using in-vehicle technologies and portable electronic devices.

Observe “Move Over” Laws: Move over and change lanes to give safe clearance to law enforcement officers assisting motorists on the side of the road. It’s the law in all 50 states.

Stay connected with NHTSA: Search for open recalls with VIN look up | Download the Safercar Mobile App for Apple or Android devices | Receive recall alerts by email | Visit us on Facebook.com/NHTSA | Follow us on Twitter.com/NHTSAgov | Watch 5-Star Safety Ratings crash tests on YouTube.com/USDOTNHTSA | SaferCar.gov

If you are on Twitter join the safety to talk about tire safety. Join us for the Tire Wise Twitter chat on Thursday, May 28, at 3 p.m. ET.

[Video] Holiday Travel Boredom Buster Mobile Hotspot

[Video] Holiday Travel Boredom Buster Mobile Hotspot

I took the AT&T Unite Pro by NETGEAR for a test drive through the back roads of Georgia. Having a mobile hotspot was really sweet on a road trip.

Holiday Travel Boredom Buster Solution

In our high-tech world it’s easy to bust the boredom during holiday travel. Planes, trains, and automobiles are the perfect place to have a mobile hotspot on hand for all the mobile devices. Save the expense of connecting to a public or airport network or spotty connection with your own mobile hotspot. (more…)