Why You Need The Flu Shot This Year – CVS MinuteClinic



Every year my hubby and I get our annual flu shot. And every year my anxiety is through the roof before I go. Ever since I was a little kid I was horrible at getting shots. I think I’m getting a little better as I get older and not AS crazy about it. Blood work on the other hand… well that’s another story all together.


We normally head to Plainsboro, NJ because that was always our closest CVS MinuteClinic. That is until a few weeks ago. I was so excited to learn that one of my local CVS’s built a MinuteClinic. If you are in the Mercer County area there is now a CVS MinuteClinic in Lawrenceville, NJ right off Route 1.


Normally I’ve had to wait a few minutes before getting my annual shot at CVS but not this time. We walked in, headed to the back and we were the first ones there. Annie Wood was the nurse on duty and was soooo nice. I told her how I hate shots and she said I would be fine. I decided to go first and I sat down and it was over. I didn’t feel a thing. Honest to God. Nada! I said I don’t think you gave me the shot and she said she did and my husband watched. Best. Shot. Ever. Thanks Annie!


Have you gotten your flu shot yet? No? What are you waiting for?

Now is the time to get your shot. Flu outbreaks can start to begin in October, however they typically peak in January or later.

Worried your insurance won’t cover it? Most insurance companies will cover the cost of a flu shot. Hey, they don’t want you getting sick either.

And get this… customers that get their flu shot at CVS will receive a 20% off shopping coupon. Woo Hoo!


While getting a flu shot is the single most effective way to prevent getting the flu, you still want to take other precautions during the fall/winter. Plus you don’t want a cold either. Keep those hands washed constantly, always cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue (not your hand), stay away from sick people as best you can and avoid touching your face.


Now head on over to your local CVS MinuteClinic for your flu shot. In Mercer County? Head to the new one in Lawrenceville and ask for Annie. Tell her I sent you.


Where  can I learn more about  the flu? Learn more about the flu at: www.cdc.gov/flu and MinuteClinic’s vaccination offerings at: http://bit.ly/ZQZVDn


*The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. CVS MinuteClinic provided me with the flu shots and a gift card which was super nice of them. Just another reason why I love CVS.

August Audio Fest at Best Buy


Best Buy helps you enhance your home entertainment experience and upgrade your sound with additional components, speakers and headphones.

August Audio Fest is taking place across all Best Buy stores from 8/3/14 – 8/30/14!

·         Beginning 8/3/14 through 8/30/14 Best Buy will feature one month of deals audio specials, events & more.

·         Best Buy is gathering the best offers on the best audio products throughout the entire month of August.

·         Visit a Best Buy store to test & try the latest & greatest in audio – from portable Bluetooth speakers and headphones, to home theater solutions and car audio.


I’ve been a Best Buy fan for years as well as a Samsung fan which is why I was so excited to be able to review this product.


Samsung SHAPE Wireless Audio System lets listen to, share and experience music how you live.

Whether it’s a single speaker in one room, or a multi room system in two rooms or every room in your home, it’s never been easier to immerse yourself in your favorite sounds.

Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity lets you send music from your library or favorite App straight to your speakers.

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Samsung Shape Wireless Audio is an expandable system – now music can follow you anywhere in your house. Play one song in any or all rooms, or different songs in different room from any number of speakers. Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® connectivity lets you send music from your library or favorite App straight to your AC powered speaker.

Control volume, streaming services and playlists, or switch to a speaker in a different room. However you enjoy your music, Samsung Shapeâ„¢ Wireless Audio makes it happen.

Top content providers include: Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Spotify, tunein, amazon cloudplayer, tracks.

Bluetooth Wireless speaker messaging:

Enjoy music stored on your iOS or Android device, PC or Mac with this Samsung M5 WAM550/ZA speaker that features a Bluetooth interface and NFC (near-field communication) technology for easy wireless pairing with compatible devices.

  • Product Features Compatible with select iOS and Android devices and select PC and Mac computers
  • Including devices with iOS 4.3 or later or Android 2.3.3 or later and computers with Windows XP or later and Mac OS X 10.0 or later operating systems.
  • Built-in dual-band 2.4/5.0GHz wireless LAN
  • Allows easy connection to your home network, so you can enjoy Pandora, Amazon Cloud Player, Rhapsody and other music services through the speaker. An Ethernet port permits wired connectivity.
  • Bluetooth interface
  • Lets you wirelessly link with compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices.
  • NFC (near-field communication) technology
  • Helps simplify device pairing (includes NFC sticker).
  • Top-panel buttons
  • Include Internet radio preset, Bluetooth, TV SoundConnect, wheel-touch scroll volume dial and mute for easy operation. Also features WPS and pairing buttons on the back/side.
  • LED indicators
  • Keep you apprised of the speaker’s status.
  • Decoding formats
  • Include AAC (DRM-free), MP3 (up to 320 Kbps), WAV, WMA, WMV (1/2/3/7/9), OGG and FLAC (up to 44.1kHz/16-bit) for versatile playback.
  • Multiroom/multizone support
  • Enables you to enjoy audio in multiple areas simultaneously.
  • Vertical foot stand
  • Allows stable placement.
  • Standard auxiliary input
  • Makes it easy to connect a wide range of compatible devices

Samsung Wireless speaker HUB

Samsung Wireless speaker HUB messaging:

Easily connect your wireless speakers with this Samsung WAM250/ZA hub that is designed for use with WAM750/751 wireless speakers and select Apple® and Android devices for wide-ranging compatibility. Product Features Compatible with WAM750/751 wireless speakers as well as select Apple and Android devices for wide-ranging use.

  • Lets you connect your wireless speakers.
  • Helping to create a whole-home audio solution.
  • Multiple device capability
  • So you can connect more than 1 device simultaneously.
  • Easy setup
  • Makes getting started simple.


Best Buy has the best selection of audio products – come in and let Best Buy teach you how to upgrade your sound; LOVE THE WAY YOU LiSTEN.

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Best Wireless Speaker on the Market – Bose Soundlink Mini – #VZWBUZZ



We all know Bose is famous for their engineering and their amazing speakers. We’ve heard it a thousand times right? You want an amazing speaker, get Bose. Your friends tell you all the time. And now I’m telling you. If you want an amazing speaker, the best of the best, you need the Bose Soundlink Mini.


This product sells itself. It is small enough to take with you anywhere and is wireless. So you can hook it up to all of your devices (phone, tablet, computer). The sound is incredible! If you’ve never listened to anything from a Bose speaker you are seriously missing out.

I recently had the opportunity to review the Bose Soundlink Mini and beyond fell in love. How I ever lived without a Bose speaker is beyond me. Again, everyone has always said that Bose was the go to company for speakers, and boy are they right.


So while I enjoy my new speaker immensely I wanted to see what others are saying. PC Mag rates a number of Bose speakers in “10 Best Wireless Speakers”, Cnet raves in their “Best Bluetooth Speakers” just to name a few. These are the go-to tech authorities tell you as well.

Head on over to your local Verizon store and check out the Bose Soundlink Mini or you can order one online here: http://www.verizonwireless.com/accessories/bose-soundlink-mini-bluetooth-speaker/



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*Disclaimer – I’m a Verizon Brand Ambassador. The kind folks at Bose gifted me with this product. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.






The Device Every Instagram Addict Needs

Calling all Instagram, Vine, Facebook, Twitter and Photography addicts!

Listen up….

Have you heard of the new Nokia Lumia Icon yet? Have you seen the commercials? You know the ones with the amazing sounds and super clear and crisp pictures? This phone has a gazillion great features (it is a Windows phone after all) but what stands out to me the most is by far the camera. This phone takes the most amazing photos and videos.


With its Full HD video, 20 megapixel camera and 5” full HD screen you are guaranteed to achieve the most perfect shot. The Icon also uses Zeiss optics which helps you take better photos in both light and dark areas. This technology also allows you to zoom in and reframe shots as well.


Another amazing feature is there is no glare from sunlight (thanks to Gorilla Glass) with this phone so it is perfect to take to the beach so you can catch up on Kim & Kanye in the most recent “VOGUE” issue. See what everyone’s talking about. #WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTCOUPLE


Remember when you were at that amazing concert last summer and they played your favorite song and you grabbed your phone and took a video only to come home to watch it and realize all you hear is background noise and not your favorite song? Kiss that goodbye with the Icon.


If you don’t believe me check out this video to prove it!



If you are a photographer or just a complete Instagram addict the Lumia Icon is a must!


Join us for FRIDAY #VZWBuzz Chats on Twitter at 3pm EST.

*Disclaimer – I’m a Verizon Brand Ambassador. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

How To Score The Best Deals On Top Designers – Last Call Neiman Marcus



I love a deal! I’m the type of person that when I get a really good deal I have to tell everyone. It starts with calling my BFF immediately, then telling others, anyone that will listen and then of course sharing with you.


I’ve been dying to check out the Jersey Gardens Mall so when I had the opportunity to check out the Spring Preview at Last Call Neiman Marcus I was in. Immediately.


The store was huge and much of it was broken down by designer but there were also many racks broken down by sizes that had a multitude of different designers.


I went rack by rack scouring for brands, my size and a deal. Tons of amazing brands… Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Alexander McQueen, the list goes on. Then all of a sudden it was like everything stopped. A pristine white jacquard Giorgio Armani blazer. It was my size. I tried it on and it was made for me. Ok let’s check the price tag I thought. Original price $2,000 marked down to $698. What’s that? Oh yeah it was on the 50% off rack and on Saturday everything in the store was an additional 10% off. Making my amazing find $300. Now the kind folks at Last Call gifted me with a $100 gift card so my out of pocket cost was $200 for a classic, timeless perfection of a blazer. This is not a “trendy” piece by any means. I will have this blazer forever and it goes with anything… jeans, slacks, pencil skirt absolutely anything.

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When I realized what the total cost would be, in my mind music started pumping, lights began flashing, it was like I won the lottery. Well I did, the fashion lottery.


I’m so happy I finally checked out Last Call Neiman Marcus. Run do not walk to your nearest Last Call. Click HERE to view their many locations. Then come back here and tell me about your great finds.


Share your stories of when you got an amazing deal and had that lights flashing, music blasting moment.



*Disclaimer – A special thanks to the folks at Last Call Neiman Marcus for providing me with a gift card to which I was able to purchase the most perfect addition to my closet. The opinions expressed here are my own.


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