Friday, August 31, 2012

The winner is...


for the Combat Source Kill Max Ant Gel Giveaway, an e-mail has been sent to you!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First Day of 1st Grade!

I cannot believe that my oldest son went off to 1st grade this morning!  It was bittersweet, I was ready for him to go back to school, but I already miss him like crazy!  We got to spend most of the summer together since I have been home from work since his sister was born.  It's going to be a quiet house today with only two kids at home!

So today was different then last year, he was Mr. Independent!  He wanted to get up on his own and get dressed on his own.  I guess he is growing up and Mommy has to let him do things by himself!  I am so proud of him, he is the kindest, incredibly thoughtful, most helpful son a Mom could ever ask for and I hope he has the best school year! 

Okay - I need to stop now, I'm making myself cry!

Happy first day of school to all the kids!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Combat Source Kill Max Ant Bait & Ant Gel - Review and Giveaway!

Got ants?  Its that time of year when ants invade your home!  Lucky for me I had the chance to try 2 great new products from Combat, Combat Source Kill Max Ant Bait and Combat Source Kill Max Ant Gel. 

We have a sun room off the back of our house that we are constantly battling ants!  They seem to be along an outside wall of this room.  With the Labor Day holiday approaching, we needed to find a way to get rid of the ants before our picnic guests are set to arrive!  Last Tuesday, my husband first used the Combat Source Kill Max Ant Gel.  He placed the gel near the ant trails along the outside facing wall in our sun room.  He also placed the Combat Source Kill Max Ant Bait station in the same area. 

Since using both of these new products, I have yet to see an ant in our sun room!  The gel is suppose to work up to 1 month, so it will continue to kill any other ants that want to invade our sun room before they ruin our picnic!  I was very happy with am both of these products and am glad we found something that works fast!  The best part is that the ant baits are child-resistant, so I have no need to worry about my boys  when they are in the sun room.
Combat Source Kill Max Ant Gel is formulated to effectively control ants.  That's because this product contains Fipronil, a fast-acting ingredient.  Its speed is still slow enough, however, for foraging ants to return to the colony and feed the bait to larvae and queens so that the entire colony is killed through the Domino Effect.
  • First specially formulated ant gel
  • Preferred food form for ants
  • Fast killing formula
  • Works within hours and up to 1 month
  • Kills ants and the colony
Combat Source Kill Max Ant Bait contains an effective insecticide which kills most ants commonly found in homes.  This product is effective because ants carry bait back to where they live (the colony) to destroy the entire colony.  It even kills ants outside (adjacent to your home) to prevent more ants from coming inside.
  • Kills ants without messy residue and insecticide odors.
  • Quick kill formula
  • Destroys the queen and the entire colony
  • Provides long lasting ant killing power
  • Child-resistant
Combat is holding a Bug-Free Backyard Bash Sweepstakes!  They want to give 1 lucky winner $1000 to hold their very own Bug Free Backyard Bash.  The winner will also receive an assortment of Combat brand products to ensure ants don't spoil their Bash.  All you need to do is click here to get rid of ants and watch a short 1:30 video and then sign up!

One lucky Spend Less 2 Save More reader will win a box of Combat Ant Gel*!  There are 3 ways to enter!
1.  Leave a comment on this post where you have ant problems!
2.  Like Spend Less 2 Save More on Facebook then leave a comment on this post that you are a fan!
3.  Share this post on Facebook with your friends and then leave a comment on this post that you did it!

*Contest is open to US residents and prize will be sent directly to winner from Combat, Spend Less 2 Save More is not responsible if you do not receive your prize.  Contest will close at midnight on 8/30/12 and winner will be chosen by and will be notified via e-mail.

Combat provided a free sample of their Ant Bait and Gel so I could review them.  However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

CiCi's PIzza Gears Up for "Race for the CiCi's Cup"

Even though school is gearing up and the days have started to get shorter,CiCi's Pizza wants to remind you it is still summer!  My family loves Cici's Pizza and we cannot wait to get in on these deals!

Known for its family friendly atmosphere, menu and pricing, CiCi’s Pizza is excited to be kicking off this promotion with the Race for the CiCi's Cup at participating locations.

CiCi's invites you to enjoy special "$5 Faves" and a limited edition Coca-Cola Racing Family beverage cup featuring a QR code linking to exclusive videos of the Coca-Cola Racing Family.

Going on now through Oct. 14, guests can race into CiCi’s for “$5 Faves” each Monday – Thursday.

‧     During Happy Hour from 2 – 4 p.m., guests can enjoy the adult buffet, featuring CiCi's endless selection of 28+ pizzas in rotation, pasta, soup, salad and desserts, for just $5,including a regular drink.
‧     Take home a large, one-topping To Go pizza for just $5 anytime Monday – Thursday- what a great way to treat new teachers this school year!
‧     The 32-ounce Racing Family cup is available with the purchase of a large beverage.

Go here to find the nearest CiCi's Pizza!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Runners Chicken Salad

1 cup rotini pasta, dry
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp light sour cream
2 Tbsp chicken broth
1 Tbsp + 1/4 tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried basil
4 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated
6 oz precooked chicken, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, diced (optional)

1.  Prepare pasta according to package directions, drain, rinse, set aside.
2.  Whisk together garlic, sour cream, broth, oil, vinegar, pepper, and basil in small bowl, set aside.
3.  In large bowl, combine pasta, lettuce, cheese, chicken, and onion, mix.
4.  Chill in refrigerator until serving time.  Toss salad with dressing just before serving.

Makes 6, 1 cup servings.