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*Image credit: Norah Jones

I was recently offered the opportunity by One2One Network to review “…Featuring Norah Jones”.

One2One Network Members are an exclusive group of socially-active women, aged 21-70+, who love to be the first to find out about cool new products and services, get fun freebies, connect with other like-minded women, and share our ‘finds’ with our friends, family and co-workers!  Whether it’s discovering a new product, book, music, film, DVD, TV show, live event or useful service, we are the product testers, tastemakers and ‘go-to-girls’ who actively generate word-of-mouth ripples that affect our social circles. We are busy women but we don’t mind squeezing in a little time for fun projects like the ones One2One Network has to offer because we get to choose which projects we get involved with and we can do them on our own time schedule.” ~One2One Network

I received “…Featuring Norah Jones” within a few days of signing up to review the album.  The front of the compact disc sleeve is exactly as pictured above and the back of the sleeve lists the track names.

I am such a Norah Jones fan and this album reminded me why! …Featuring really revealed her musical versatility with a star-studded collection of Norah Jones‘ collaborations spanning her entire career.  The result serves as a kind of parallel history to her four albums, which have sold over 40 million copies worldwide.

You can find Norah Jones on her website, on Facebook, and on YouTube.

Here’s penny for your thoughts …
What is your favorite “…Featuring Norah Jones” song?

Minnesota Penny Pincher received “…Featuring Norah Jones” free of charge from One2One Network in exchange for an open and honest review of the product.

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“McDonald’s is recalling 12 million drinking glasses featuring characters from the “Shrek” movie series because the paint used contains cadmium, which can pose health risks.” ~CNNMoney.com

Click here to learn more about this recall.

*Image credit: CNN Money

Here’s PENNY for your thoughts!
Do you have any Shrek glasses to return to McDonald’s?

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I was recently offered the opportunity by One2One Network to review One eskimO’s self-titled debut album.

One2One Network Members are an exclusive group of socially-active women, aged 21-70+, who love to be the first to find out about cool new products and services, get fun freebies, connect with other like-minded women, and share our ‘finds’ with our friends, family and co-workers!  Whether it’s discovering a new product, book, music, film, DVD, TV show, live event or useful service, we are the product testers, tastemakers and ‘go-to-girls’ who actively generate word-of-mouth ripples that affect our social circles. We are busy women but we don’t mind squeezing in a little time for fun projects like the ones One2One Network has to offer because we get to choose which projects we get involved with and we can do them on our own time schedule.” ~One2One Network

I received One eskimO’s self-titled debut album within a few days of signing up to review the album.  The front of the compact disc sleeve is exactly as pictured above and the back of the sleeve lists the track names in a fun handwriting font that perfectly matches the feel of the artwork and the music.

One eskimO’s self-titled debut album was incredible.  I really enjoy Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, James Blunt, Dave Matthews Band, etc., and this album was reminiscent of all of these acts rolled into one fabulous group.  My favorite track, “Kandi,” just happens to the be the #1 adult alternative song right now.  You may recognize the song yourself while viewing the following video as it’s been the most played song on all adult rock radio for more than four weeks now.  This song was even featured as the last song in the season 5 finale of the television show “Bones“ on the Fox Network!

You can find One eskimO on their website, on Facebook, on YouTube, and on iTunes.  Their tour began on May 14th in Miami, Florida, and wraps up on August 14th, in Denver, Colorado.  Check out their tour schedule for a location near you!

In closing, I would recommend that you give One eskimO’s self-titled debut album a listen.  It’s a keeper.  :)

Here’s penny for your thoughts …
What is your favorite One eskimO song?

Minnesota Penny Pincher received One eskimO’s self-titled debut album free of charge from One2One Network in exchange for an open and honest review of the product.

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GladeSenseSpray I was recently offered the opportunity by BzzAgent try the Glade® Sense & Spray™ Automatic Freshener smart unit and share my opinion.

If you’re not familiar with BzzAgent, it is “a word-of-mouth media network founded in 2001 that pairs consumers with products for major brands including Uniliver, Kraft, and Philips, and supplies digital tools that make widespread opinion-sharing easy.” ~vocalpoint.com

I received a Glade® Sense & Spray™ Automatic Freshener smart unit in the clear springs scent. The sample did come in a box as pictured above. The box featured attractive fonts and interesting graphics in complimentary colors that were attractive to the eye. The light pink flowers used in conjunction with the clear springs scent brought to mind a scent that would be fresh and floral.  The unit itself is matte plastic, white in color, and was perfectly neutral to match the surroundings in my home.

Glade® Sense & Spray™ Automatic Freshener smart unit performed very well in my home.  While I usually tend to navigate away from floral scents and probably would not have purchased this scent due to the light pink flowers on the box, I found the clear springs scent to be quite pleasant.  It was especially impressed that I could customize the fragrance level by pushing a Boost Button for a little extra scent in between automatic sprays.

During the time this Glade® Sense & Spray™ Automatic Freshener smart unit has been in my home, I believe that the product has performed as promised on the Glade website.  The unit’s motion sensor does sense any movement in the area and releases a burst of fragrance before going into lock-out mode for 30 minutes. 

In searching for this product on the web, I find the price-point to be quite reasonable.  In addition, my personal experience is that Glade provides generous coupons for their products on a regular basis, making this product even more affordable!

In closing, I would recommend the Glade® Sense & Spray™ Automatic Freshener smart unit to others, especially those needing a solution for odor problems in their home.

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A penny for your thoughts …

Have you ever used the Glade® Sense & Spray™ Automatic Freshener smart unit?  What is your favorite scent?


Minnesota Penny Pincher received the Glade® Sense & Spray™ Automatic Freshener smart unit free of charge from BzzAgent in exchange for my open and honest review of the product.

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I was recently offered the opportunity by Vocalpoint to try Secret Clinical Strength anti-perspirant / deodorant and tell about it.

If you’re not familiar with Vocalpoint, it is “a community for women that provides valuable and interesting insights about new products, surveys, daily tips, articles, and coupons/samples”. ~~vocalpoint.com

I received a sample of Secret Clinical Strength anti-perspirant / deodorant in the advanced solid light and fresh scent. The sample did come in a box similar to the one pictured above. Both the box and the actual anti-perspirant / deodorant container featured attractive fonts and simple lines in complimentary colors that were attractive to the eye. With that being said, I really felt that the box was unnecessary and just added to the waste that we all struggle to free ourselves from in our journey to become waste-free. I really hope that Secret re-thinks their marketing plan on this product and gets rid of the box!

Even though it is recommended that this product be applied at night, I made every attempt to sample this product at different times of the day:

  • immediately upon receiving the product (even though I already had another brand of anti-perspirant / deodorant on from earlier in the morning)
  • immediately after my shower the following morning
  • later the following day after an afternoon shower
  • a couple of days later after a bed-time shower

Secret Clinical Strength anti-perspirant / deodorant performed very well for me. I do not regularly use the solid form of an anti-perspirant / deodorant since I much prefer the clear gels so this product was a ‘step outside the box’ for me. I was pleasantly surprised with how smooth this product was to apply – it was very creamy and left no solid residue. In addition, the scent was truly light and fresh and not overwhelming at all.

I’ve never had a problem with regular strength products not providing adequate coverage for me so I don’t believe that I am the right person to attest to its performance as a clinical strength product that provides prescription-strength protection for the most demanding body chemistries. However, the product did perform as promised on the Secret website, providing 24-hour coverage after its application.

In searching for this product on the web, the price-point does seem a bit high; but again, I’m not familiar with the price-points of prescription-strength products.

In closing, I would recommend new Secret Clinical Strength to others, especially those needing a prescription-strength product, depending upon the price-point.

Would you like to try Secret Clinical Strength anti-perspirant / deodorant? I have several coupons valued at $2.00 OFF that I would love to share! They don’t expire until 12/31/2009 so you’ll have plenty of time to redeem.

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