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  • Have you heard about the fun and lightweight toy for all ages? Paper Jamz is an affordable and entertaining holiday gift that everyone will love. I first saw these in Walmart when grocery shopping and my daughter talked me into buying one. It was less than $20 and extremely light. We also bought a pack of Rayovac batteries, which is the official battery of Paper Jamz (and I put a few extra packs in the buggy to get ready for all the holiday toys that need to be powered.)

    Paper Jamz makes a great gift or toy for travel (once you get to your destination) because it is lightweight and can be placed on top of your luggage in the trunk. It isn’t small, so I don’t recommend it for air travel, but man is it a fun gadget. Each Paper Jamz comes with three pre-recorded songs and you can even freestyle. I was rocking out the other night singing about decorating the house and how I was thankful to be one of Rayovac’s Power Bloggers. It’s fun to work with them and pretend like I’m a rock star with my Rayovac powered Paper Jamz guitar. The poor dog was looking at me sideways before he started howling.

    I’d love to help a few of you get some of these popular holiday gifts to put under your own tree, or just rock out on Christmas Eve with the family. Rayovac and Paper Jamz want YOU to have as much fun as I’ve been having and would like to give one of you a $250 Visa Gift Card and five (5) of you Rayovac Jams Packs (A Paper Jamz Guitar and one pack of Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 pack batteries).

    How to enter to win the $250 Visa Gift Card:

    Write a blog post about the Rayovac Mom Rocks the Holidays Sweepstakes. Include the following Mom Rocks the Holidays widget to your post so your followers can link directly to the Sweepstakes   – You must be sure to add at the end of your post the following phrase – “Followers who promote the Rayovac Mom Rocks the Holidays Sweepstakes may receive gifts from Rayovac.” Then, send an email through our contact page with the link to your post so we can verify your entry. We like Rayovac batteries because they provide value and are long lasting.

    How to Enter to Win the Rayovac Jams Pack:

    Just leave a comment telling us what you’re doing this holiday season!

    This is a sponsored post by Rayovac and prizes are provided by the sponsor. Giveaway is open to US residents ages 21 and older. Giveaway closes at 11:59PM CST on December 2, 2010 – So hurry and enter!

    Bonus Entries: Tweet this post and provide a link to the tweet as a comment for an extra entry!

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  • Where would you travel if you had an extra $1,000? Rayovac helps Moms rock the holidays and power the gifts under the tree – AND, they want to celebrate you!  Rayovac is making sure that you have opportunities to win Holiday prizes!  After all, Rayovac batteries make ideal stocking stuffers and Rayovac is the Official Battery of Paper Jamz.

    This Holiday Season, Rayovac has launched the Mom Rocks The Holidays Online Sweepstakes to give you an opportunity to win one of many prizes available. The sweepstakes officially runs through Monday, December 5th.

    I’m pleased to share this fun contest information with you great readers and friends. Entering is easy, just two simple steps:

    • Contestants must “Like” Rayovac on Facebook:
    • Log on to, complete the entry form and at their option, tellRayovac in 120 words or less how they (or their mom) rocks the holidays

    Three (3) Lucky winners will win $1,000 cash from Rayovac.
    Twenty (20) First Place Prize winners will receive a RayovacJam kit including a Paper Jamz guitar, drum, amp and guitar strap as well as 2 packs of Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 packs (prize package valued at $90).Twenty (20) First Place Prize winners will receive a RayovacJam kit including a Paper Jamz guitar, drum, amp and guitar strap as well as 2 packs of Rayovac Alkaline AAA 24 packs (prize package valued at $90).

    This post is sponsored by Rayovac.

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  • Toy Story Mania at Walt Disney World ResortRoad trips for families don’t have to be harried or stressful. This holiday travel season already has the added stress of being on the road or in the skies during the busiest travel time of the year. Not all moms opt for electronic entertainment for kids when traveling, but this mom does! Road trips or layovers provide some quality bonding time for families, until the annoying begins. That’s when I break out the portable DVD player and put on one of the kids’ favorite movies. This season, one of the hot new DVD releases is Disney – Pixar’s Toy Story 3.

    Movies and battery powered mini games get passed around our vehicle to keep everyone entertained. We keep our games and travel toys powered with Rayovac Batteries, which is also the official battery of Walt Disney Theme Parks. Are you planning a trip to Walt Disney World Resort and love the Toy Story trilogy? Here are some of our favorite Toy Story themed attractions at the parks:

    Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin – Located at the Magic Kindom in Tomorrowland.

    Toy Story Mania! – Located at Disney’s Hollywood Studio in Pixar Place. Everyone can play! There is no height or age restriction for guests to experience Toy Story Mania!, creating a multi-generational experience the entire family can enjoy together.

    Pizza Planet – When you get hungry, stop for pizza and games just like Andy did in the original Toy Story Movie: Located at Disney’s Hollywood Studio in the Backlot.

    Save $5 by mail with the purchase of (2) AA/AAA-12 packs, C/D-4 packs or 9V-2 packs (or larger) of Rayovac Alkaline batteries and Toy Story 3 on Blu-Ray or DVD – How it works:

    • Purchase (2) AA/AAA-12 packs, C/D-4 packs or 9V-2 packs (or larger) of Rayovac Alkaline Batteries by 12/31/10
    • Purchase (1) Toy Story 3 on Blu-Ray or DVD by 12/31/10
    • Complete the back-by-mail form found on Rayovac‘s Promotions Page. 
    • Mail the form, product UPC labels and store receipt to the on-form address by 1/15/11 (see form for complete details)

    Find more information on Rayovac promotions and coupons here

    This post is sponsored by Rayovac.

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  • When I pack for travel, I not only think about space in my carry on luggage, but also on ways to be eco-friendly when on the move. I carry along my own travel coffee mug to cut down on disposable coffee cups, and I also carry along a variety of rechargeable batteries and chargers.

    Rayovac USB ChargerA handy travel gadget I discovered, thanks to Rayovac, is a USB battery charger that easily plugs into my laptop or mini travel power strip for charging. I still have a Flip Ultra, which requires two AA batteries for power, which makes this a handy travel gadget in my situation. Instead of lugging around a heavy pack of AA batteries, I carry four AA Rayovac Platinum Rechargeables. This saves space, weight, is more affordable, and is better for the environment than continually purchasing one time use alkaline batteries.

    Here are some facts on Rayovac rechargeable batteries so you can make an informed purchase decision:

    • Rayovac offers two types of rechargeable battery products: Everyday Use and Platinum.
    • You can charge and reuse AA rechargeables up to 500 times
    • You can take up to 300 photos per charge with the AA Rayovac Everyday Use Rechargeables.
    • The Rayovac Platinum Rechargeables can take up to 400 photos with one full charge.
    • Rayovac USB Charger with two AA batteries costs less than $10 at most retailers.
    • Any brand of rechargeable battery can be used with Rayovac chargers and any charger can be used to charge Rayovac rechargeables.

    To learn more about Rayovac rechargeable batteries, check out the full product line at Rayovac’s official website.

    Coupon Offer:
    Find a $3.00 off coupon for Rayovac Rechargeables at

    This post is sponsored by Rayovac.

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  • Batteries are a staple for almost any type of travel, whether it’s a family vacation, holiday travel, or a solo trip around the world. We travelers and our families carry around gadgets galore, many of them requiring power from a battery source of some sort. One product that I’ve purchased for years is Rayovac batteries. I guess what always made me choose this product over other batteries is that while the price per pack was the same, Rayovac provided the better value with a larger quantity per pack.

    Last week I spent some time learning about Rayovac and the full product line they offer. When I was asked to be part of their select group of power bloggers, I didn’t hesitate, because this is a product already used in my household for travel and everyday needs. Here are some facts that I didn’t know about before my immersion into the world of batteries:

    • Rayovac LASTS as LONG as Duracell and Energizer but Costs Less
    • Rayovac Alkaline Batteries have been Made in the USA since 1906
    • A Rayovac battery powers the devices we depend on to make our lives easier

    I use these batteries in items like my Flip Ultra and my daughter’s handheld digital camera. I also keep many packs of these batteries in various sizes inside my household hurricane disaster kit. Being that these batteries last up to seven years in storage, I shouldn’t have to replace those in my disaster kit for a few years.

    Do you use batteries in any of your gadgets? Are you a user of Rayovac products? Visit this offer Rayovac’s Facebook page for savings on your next Rayovac purchase.

    Disclosure: I am a Rayovac sponsored Blogger.

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