Friday, May 20, 2011

Review & GiveAway: Maui Excellent Volcano Oil

If you experience any kind of recurring pain, joint pain or chronic pain, you've probably tried just about everything there is in an attempt to ease the pain. I know I have.  So when Maui Excellent offered to let me try their Volcano Oil line and provide a review of it, I jumped at the chance.

Maui Excellent was kind enough to send me three of their Volcano Oil products, which included the Volcano Oil, Volcano Oil Gel and Volcano Oil bath salts.  I'm all about my nightly bath, so the bath salts were the very first thing I tried and I was a bit disappointed that they weren't stronger.  Once I added the salts to the water it was like adding any other bath salts. The effects of the aromatherapy just wasn't there, and beyond that there seemed little purpose to buy a specialized bath salt.

The Volcano Oil and the Volcano Oil Gel, on the other hand are a different story! I love both of these products and will be using the gel until I am scraping the bottom of the jar clean with a Q-tip if I have to.  The Volcano Oil gel feel SO GOOD on any part of my body that is hurting.  I get a lot of neck pain and this stuff was perfect for it.  The eucalyptus and mint essential oils create a soothing aromatherapy, while the aloe vera and menthol provide a cooling relief to the pain.  I've used it on neck pain, leg pain and even on my temples for a headache.  I've also given it a try for clearing out my nasal passages and easing congestion and it works for that as well.

The Volcano Oil comes in a convenient roll-on applicator, so it is a great version to carry in your purse (or even pocket) and have on hand when you are out and about.  If you remember when Bath & Body works had their aromatherapy line in a roll-on then you have exactly the right idea of what this is, and the Volcano Oil really does seem to me like a much stronger version of the Eucalyptus Spearmint aromatherapy products from Bath & Body works.  Overall, my favorite is definitely the Volcano Oil gel, but the oil is also an excellent choice.

That said, Maui Excellent, has been EXCELLENT :) enough to offer up both products to one of my lucky readers.  For your chance to win, you'll need to do two things:
1. Like Maui Excellent on Facebook
2. Come back here and leave a comment on this post letting me know that you liked them.

Contest will Run through midnight on Tuesday, May 31 (EST), and I will choose a winner on June 1.

- note, I am running this giveaway simultaneously on my Fibro blog - Counting My Spoons - you can enter on both blogs for twice the chance to win.

- I was provided this product by Maui Excellent for review purposes.  All opinions expressed are completely my own.

SoloFill KCup On Sale - $13.50 on Amazon

If you have a Keurig, you need a Solofill Cup, Refillable K-Cup For Keurig Brewers, even if you like the original MyK-Cup (like I did), you'll want this and you'll love it!

This is a refillable K-Cup that is all one piece (instead of 3 like the MyKCup) AND it's small enough to fit in your K-Cup storage (whichever form of storage you use).

Simply, use your coffee of choice and fill the SoloCup, close the lid and pop it in your Keurig (no need to remove anything from your Keurig before use).  This item normally retails for about $16.95, but it's on sale today on Amazon for just $13.50.  While you are there, be sure to check out the Friday coffee sale!

Solofill Cup, Refillable K-Cup For Keurig Brewers

It's Friday = Mega Swagbucks Day!

Are you a Swaggernaut? If so, then you probably already know that today (Friday) is Mega Swagbucks Day. Meaning? Your searches today can earn you Mega Swagbucks!

So get Searching!

If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you are probably wondering what I'm talking about. So keep reading!

Search & Win

Swagbucks is an awesome website that lets you earn stuff for doing things you'd already do online anyway. You can earn Swagbucks for doing searches online, playing games, doing surveys, shopping and even printing (and using) coupons. Then you can take those Swagbucks and trade them in for the real thing, in the form of Amazon gift cards, Home Depot, CVS, restaurants and other stores, and even serious goods like electronics and more. I know quite a few people who are doing their Christmas shopping through Swagbucks (and I'm one of them). It takes just 450 Swagbucks to earn a $5 Amazon gift card (so that's usually my choice). You'll get 30 Swagbucks just for signing up!

Out of Milk - Free Android App on Amazon

If you have an Android, you should definitely check out Amazon Android App Store.  They have apps that aren't in the Market and offer a daily free app (as well as other free apps).

Today's free App is "Tweetcaster", but while I was checking that out, I found "Out of Milk", a shopping list app that allows you to create multiple shopping lists, as well as create a list of stock items in your pantry to help you track what you need.
  • Create multiple shopping and to-do Lists
  • Scan or manually enter items in your Shopping Lists
  • Plan your grocery list and keep it on you at all times
  • Keep an inventory of anything so you always know what's in your pantry
  • Share lists with your friends via the social networking apps on your phone

Free Book from Read It Forward - Centuries of June by Keith Donohue

Set in the bathroom of an old house just before dawn on a night in June, Centuries of June is a black comedy about a man who is attempting to tell the story of how he ended up on the floor with a hole in his head. But he keeps getting interrupted by a series of suspects – eight women lying in the bedroom just down the hall. Each woman tells a story drawn from five centuries of American myth and legend in a wild medley of styles and voices.

Click here for your chance at a free copy of this new book by Keith Donohue.

Old Spice BW Deal @ Walgreens Trip

I hit up Walgreens today and didn't end up getting anything I went for (except the Snickers) but I did see this deal on Old Spice BW that I'd missed.

Old Spice BW 3/$10 (get $3RR wyb 3).  

So here's what I picked up.

(3) Old Spice BW @ 3/$10
- (3) $1/1 Old Spice BW coupons
(6) Snickers PB Sqared @ $.39
-$5RR from previous purchase
=$5.33 (after tax), received $3RR

Super Cheap Haircolor Trip

While at Rite Aid picking up some scripts I checked out the clearance section and found a great deal on haircolor. I'd forgotten my coupons that day but luckily I'd just had lunch with a friend who had given me her inserts, the inserts included a great $2 Off coupon for L'Oreal haircolor.

Of course, I also had to pick up some Easter candy while it was 80% off, and I found a couple of cheap make-up deals.

Transaction 1:
L'Oreal haircolor @ $2.92 (Clearanced)
 - $2 coupon
Make Up @ $2.69

Make Up @ $1.79
(2) Russell Stover candy @ $.08 e
= $6.16 (after tax)

To make this even better, when I cleaned out my purse to change purses last week, I found a Rite Aid gift card that still had money on it!

Once I confirmed that the candies really were just $.08 each, I went and bought the rest of them (yes, I shelf cleared the Russell Stover Strawberry Creme Eggs.

Transaction 2:
(11) Russell Stover Candy @ $.08
= $.95 (after tax)

Walk With Walkgreens - FREE Pedometer

Walgreens has a new program called "Walk With Walgreens".  Sign up and share with Facebook (or another social network) and you'll get badges.  The first badge is "First Steps".  When you accept that badge, you'll get a coupon for a FREE pedometer at Walgreens.

There are other rewards too, the second one I received included coupons for Dasani water, Sprite Zero and Planters nuts.  And this was all before I logged any walking!

So get walking and earn rewards!