Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Banish Worry About College Costs with a Florida Prepaid College Plan (Plus Get a Promo Code)

This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Plans. All thoughts are my own.

Are you worried about how to pay for your child’s college education? All the statistics and scary stories in the news about huge student-loan debts are enough to make any parent fearful for their children’s financial future. With four children, I worried a lot about this, and I knew I had to find a solution to this problem. The answer came in the form of Florida Prepaid College Plans.

Florida Prepaid College Plans enable you to lock in future college costs. You can sign up as soon as your child is born, or even up through 11th grade, and start saving each month until you reach your goal of a paid-off college degree!

Following are the answers to some common questions about Florida Prepaid College Plans:

Where can Prepaid Plans be used?
Designed for Florida schools, they can be used at most schools nationwide. The value we pay to other schools is the same as we would have paid to a Florida school.

What if my child receives a scholarship?
Great! You can use a Prepaid Plan to cover other college costs like grad school. Or you can get a refund for what we would have paid out on your plan and use that for housing, supplies, etc.

How long can a Prepaid Plan be used?
A Prepaid Plan locks in coverage for a full 10 years AFTER your child’s projected high school graduation/college enrollment year.

What if my child doesn’t go to college?
Plans can be transferred to another family member, or you can get a refund for what you paid for your plan.

Watch this video to learn more about Florida Prepaid plans!


Now is the best time to enroll in a Florida Prepaid College Plan because you can waive the $50 registration fee! Just use the promo code below:

PROMO CODE
Use promo code SUSAN19
Feb 1-March 2, 2019: Waive the $50 application fee
March 3-April 30, 2019: Get $30 off the application fee



Sunday, February 17, 2019

PawParazzi Arrives on DVD, Digital and On Demand on March 19 ~ Celebrate with This DVD Giveaway!

PawParazzi
Arrives on DVD, Digital and On Demand on March 19, 2019

The cushy Hollywood life of Latte the dog is turned upside down when her owner, superstar actress London Bridges, heads to the boonies to make a new film. The pampered pooch tries to stop thieves from stealing London’s diamond necklace from a farmhouse, but they escape with the jewels. With the help of hunky farmer Tom, can London track down the priceless stones before a scandal breaks out?

A fast-rising Hollywood starlet learns that people are more important than possessions in PawParazzi, arriving on DVD, Digital, and On Demand March 19 from Lionsgate. Winner of the Dove Seal of Approval for all ages, and starring Sara Fletcher, with Kristy Swanson as the voice of Latte, and Primetime Emmy® nominee Jay Mohr (2004, Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, “Last Comic Standing”), PawParazzi will be available on DVD with special features including the “Hot Off the Press with PawParazzi” featurette for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Watch the trailer!


GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a DVD copy of PawParazzi! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

a Rafflecopter giveaway




Disclosure: I received no products or compensation in exchange for this post. Thanks to the sponsor for providing the prize. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (February 16-22, 2019)

Welcome to the Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky! If you're hosting any giveaways on your blog or website, feel free to share them in the linky below. Then share this page on your social media sites to get more traffic! If you're hoping to win great prizes, bookmark this page and come back daily to see the new giveaways that have been added. (You'll also find some great giveaways on my right sidebar.) Thanks for stopping by!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required. Thank you!



Saturday, February 09, 2019

Adventures with Annabelle and Maisie Book Tour and Coloring Book Giveaway (3 Winners)


The Day Annabelle Was Bitten by a Doodlebug
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children's Rhyming Picture Book

When pre-schooler Annabelle awakens one morning, she has a strange urge to start doodling. She calls for paper and pen and begins doodling continuously, unable to stop -- even for meals! Her concerned parents take her to the doctor, who discovers a doodlebug bite on her neck. He assures them that her doodling urges will end when the bite fades away. Annabelle gets so good at doodling that she opens a shop to sell her work and even travels the world to share her art. Then one day the bite fades, and so do her uncontrollable urges.


The Day Maisie and Annabelle Got the Giggles
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children's Rhyming Picture Book 

After sisters Annabelle and Maisie meet the gigglepuss outside on the trampoline, they suddenly can’t stop giggling. Their dad has a hard time believing they met a gigglepuss, calling it “mythical nonsense.” But as time passes and they giggle harder and harder, there’s no choice but to take them to the doctor, who provides an unpleasant but effective remedy. Wonder who else in the family will encounter that rascally gigglepuss?


The Day Maisie Picked a Daisy
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children's Rhyming Picture Book

When big sister Annabelle decides to go against Mom’s rules and take little sister Maisie Grace for a ride in her pink Barbie Corvette, she has no idea of the adventure that lies ahead! Join these wandering sisters as they explore Miss Millie’s garden and fail to obey the sign: Do NOT pick the Daisies! What will happen when Maisie unknowingly plucks one daisy from the garden?



Julie Wenzlick is a retired English teacher who loves to rhyme. She began writing poems and stories in second grade, and she loves to share her books with elementary students in hopes of inspiring them to write their own stories. Three of her books were inspired by her granddaughters Annabelle and Maisie. She often gets the question from her young audiences, "Did this REALLY happen?" Her book, The Day Annabelle Was Bitten by a Doodlebug, was chosen as Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Children's Book category for 2017. Julie, who also writes songs to go with her books, produced her original full-length musical comedy, Singles File, in the early '90s at three venues. You can find out more about her at juliewenzlick.com


Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!









Friday, February 08, 2019

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (February 9-15, 2019)

Welcome to the Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky! If you're hosting any giveaways on your blog or website, feel free to share them with us in the linky below. And if you're hoping to win great prizes, be sure to bookmark this page and come back daily to see the new giveaways that have been added. (You'll also find some great giveaways on my right sidebar.) And please share this page on your social media sites. The more people who know about it, the more terrific contests we can enter. Thank you!

NOTE: Where it asks for "Your Name," enter the name of your giveaway along with the end date. For the URL, enter the exact URL where your giveaway is located. Comments are appreciated but never required. Thank you!


Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Winners in January 2019

Congratulations to the following people, who won prizes on Susan Heim on Parenting in January!

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero Prize Pack


Congratulations to the winner: Johannah B.!

$30 Worth of MAM Baby Products


Congratulations to the winner: Patti R.N.!

Goosebumps 2 (Blu-ray/DVD)


Congratulations to the winner: Charlene S.!

The CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible


Congratulations to the winner: Julie W.!

30 Days to Understanding the Bible, by Max Anders


Congratulations to the winner: Natalie Y.!

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Open Enrollment Has Arrived for Florida Prepaid College Plans: Pay No Application Fee in the First 30 Days!

This post is sponsored by Florida Prepaid College Plans. All thoughts are my own.

It’s going to be an exciting year for Florida Prepaid. More than 460,000 students have gone to college using Florida Prepaid Plan benefits, including my two oldest children, who graduated from college debt-free thanks to these amazing plans. My two high-school kids are on their way to doing the same thing. So, how could Florida Prepaid get even better in 2019—and what does this mean for your family?

Open Enrollment: February 1 through April 30, 2019
First, the Open Enrollment period has moved to February through April. This means that your family has time to recover from your holiday spending before signing up for a plan. If you’ve got a tax refund coming, you can also file early and use it to get started on your Florida Prepaid plan. Spring is a time of new beginnings, and there’s no better way to launch the season than to get started on helping your child afford a college education.

Pay No Application Fee: February 1 through March 2, 2019
And there’s more good news! Sign up between February 1–March 2, 2019, and Florida Prepaid will waive the $50 application fee! This is to celebrate Florida Prepaid’s recent 30th anniversary, making them one of the largest and longest-running prepaid programs in the nation. Unlike many states, The Florida Prepaid program is thriving, and more than 1 million families have purchased Florida Prepaid College Plans.

PROMO CODE
Use promo code SUSAN19
Feb 1–March 2: waive the application fee
March 3–April 30: $30 off the application fee

Prices Are the Same as Last Year
Amazingly, prices this year have stayed the same as last year! If you didn’t get around to signing up last year, don’t lose another minute. This year’s a great time to do so. You can sign up when your child is a newborn or even through 11th grade. The earlier you sign up, the lower the monthly cost. But no matter when you start, you’ll be getting a headstart on paying for your child’s education. Plans begin at just $47 a month.

Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing more information about the Florida Prepaid program and their college plans, but let me just say up front that I strongly support this program and recommend it to all the parents I know. Higher education is expensive, and many families stress about how they’re going to be able to afford to send their children to college without incurring debt. But the Florida Prepaid program has taken this stress away for our family. It’s a wonderful feeling! I hope you’ll join me in learning more about the many flexible Florida Prepaid plans and signing up.