Give a Gift That Gives Back plus Win a Silk Scarf

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I do most of my Christmas shopping online, it is just so much easier for me to order during those odd hours that I am online than it does for me to find a way into the stores. I love supporting charities which is why I was excited to find some really great gifting ideas that also give back.

The 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog is the perfect place to shop for a unique gift that does more than just bring joy to the recipient, it truly helps those in need. Here are a few of the great gifts from the Wolrd vision Gift Catalog that caught my eye.

African Soapstone Box – This gorgeous hand carved soapstone box was created in Kenya and income from this donation helps provide medical care for their families.

Royal Silk Scarf - Woven by Vietnam’s Ma Chau villagers this rainbow hued scarf is breathtaking.

Balinese Multi-strand Necklace – Handmade by an artisan in Bali proceeds will go towards education for children.

Silver Vines Cuff – Designed by artisans in Old Delhi, India this  piece helps support fair trade practices for artisans in India.

There are a wide variety of gift ideas in the World Vision Gift catalog and they support people in need all over the world so go take a look and help others when you buy your gifts this year.

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Northpole Fun from Hallmark Giveaway

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Have you seen the adorable Northpole line from Hallmark? If you are looking for some fun toys to really get your child excited about Santa then you need to take a look at this fun collection of toys. Snow is not usually a problem here in Ohio, but this year mother  nature seems to be very confused about what month it is and it has been warm and rainy, yuck. If your kids are yearning for a snowball fight then pick up a few of the Magic Snowballs at Hallmark. These soft and fluffy balls are perfect for an indoor snowball fight, they are soft and they light up! My girls got a kick out of our indoor snowball fight and I am sure yours will too!




And if you want to take your snowball fight to the next level, well then you need The Avalauncher™ Snowball Launcher. Perfect for snowball target practice you can set up snowflake targets and take aim launching soft plastic snowballs at the snowflakes. As your kids count down to Christmas take a trip to Hallmark for these fun toys and others that will help keep the magic alive even when cooped up inside this December. Then get online and visit the Northpole with all kinds of fun activities for your kids.

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ABC’s of Gift Giving: The Perfect Gifts that Start with Letter M

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Today as we continue working our way though the ABC’s of Gift Giving  the letter is N, here are some great gifts for those on your list that start with the letter N.

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Gifts for Her

Northface: I have always loved North face jackets they are timeless and of course warm!!! Here are a few North face coats that caught my eye.

The North Face Womens Tech-Osito Jacket – I just want to snuggle up in this super soft coat and it colors in great colors.

The North Face ThermoBall Full Zip Jacket – I love the quilted look of this jacket so cute.

The North Face Aconcagua Vest Womens Vest – Quilted vests are my favorite and this one is fabulous.

The North Face Denali Jacket - The classic Denali  that everyone recognizes and loves.


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Gifts for Him

Nautica watches: Nautica makes really stylish watches with everything from sporty to formal, here are a few I love for the men in my life.
Nautica Men’s N14555G NST Chronograph Watch- This watch has a deep blue resin band, white accents on the dial, and stainless steel case, this Nautica watch is a casual timepiece that looks great on land or at sea. Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving.

Nautica Men’s N16695G NCT 17 Analog Display Quartz Brown Watch – Brown leather band with Quartz movement and chronograph.

Nautica Men’s N14672G BFD 101 Silver-Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch – Classic stainless steel bracelet watch with day, date, and 24-hour subdials. Japanese Quartz movement with analog display. Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving

Nautica Men’s N16553G Stainless Steel Watch with Black BandStainless steel watch with round dial featuring global flags at hour markers and black textured polyurethane band. Japanese quartz movement with display. Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving.


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Gifts for the Kids

Wii U Exclusive Mario Kart 8 & Nintendoland 32GB Deluxe bundle – Nintendo Wii U is the hot new gaming systemf or kids who love video games.

Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster Pink Deco – For the sister trying to keep up with her brothers this girly girl Nerf bow and arrow set is fun to use ( I tried it once before)

ABC’s of Gift Giving: The Perfect Gifts that Start with Letter M

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Today as we continue working our way though the ABC’s of Gift Giving  the letter is M, here are some great gifts for those on your list that start with the letter M.


Gifts for Her

Makeup Brushes: A great set of makeup brushes is key for making even drugstore makeup look great. My personal favorite are Ecotools made of bamboo and really affordable you can get the basic EcoTools BAMBOO 6-pc Makeup Brush Set for just $9 or the EcoTools 6 Piece Essential Eye Brush Set for $8. You can also buy individual brushes to build your own set.



Gifts for the Kids

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Marker Maker from Crayola: My daughter got this as a birthday gift and this has been so much fun. The Crayola Marker Maker allows your kids to make their own set of markers. They mix the colors and do the whole process.


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Minnie Mouse – Minnie’s Bow Sweet Home- If you have a Minnie Mouse fan at your house then your child will love this adorable house for Minnie Mouse, Santa just might be bringing it to our house.

Sneak Peak at Umi’s New Spring/Summer 2015 Collection Plus Sweepstakes



Umi maker of Children’s footwear has released a sneak peak of a few of it’s styles from the Spring/Summer 2015 collection and of course they are super cute!!! I mean just look at thee pink shoes they are called Rozelle and I know my oldest will want these for sure! We have a similar version from last year she loved but this year they added sparkle, a girls best friend!




They have some cute sandals for boys too like the Gallus, classic, sturdy and perfect for active little boys, plus water friendly! These shoes have me looking forward to spring fashion for me too! Be sure to check out the full sneak peak and share an image you love, when you do you are entered to win 1 of 5 Umi $100 gift cards, that means your spring shoes for your little one would be FREE woohoo!




To enter click on the image you like on the sneak peak page, you will see share options and them a place to enter so get going and enter HERE!

ABC’s of Gift Giving: The Perfect Gifts that Start with Letter L

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Today as we continue working our way though the ABC’s of Gift Giving  the letter is L, here are some great gifts for those on your list that start with the letter L.




Gifts for Her:

L’eclisse Mineral Cosmetics – The Holiday Glow Gift Set from L’eclisse is the perfect gift for the woman who loves makeup or just feeling glamorous. The set comes with Pressed Mineral Blush, Blush Brush and Natural Lip Gloss all for $59.99 and if you are looking for a smaller gift you can get the L’eclisse Mistletoe Kiss Stocking Stuffer that comes with three shimmering Natural Lip Glosses for $39.99.

Looq Selfie Stick – For the picture taking, selfie loving Instagram addict on your list the Looq Telescoping Selfie Pole for iPhones. I love mine and it requires no batteries and plugs right into your phone for just $39.99


Gifts for Him

Lee jeans: Every man loves his jeans, at least my husband does and Lee jeans are a favorite around here. My husband is hard on his jeans, he goes through them really fast, and while other brands have gone thinner with denim to cut cost while keeping prices up Lee has stayed true and still makes a true denim jean that can handle everything my husband throws at them, AND they look really good on him so it’s a bit of a gift to me too!


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Gifts for the Kids:

Lego Friends: My girls love, love, love LEGO Friends, here are a few of our favorite sets both big and small. And in case you didn’t know they also have Disney Princes LEGO Friends, so cute!

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LeapFrog LeapPad3 Kids’ Learning Tablet, Green: The newest LeapPad is our favorite one yet with wifi, rechargeable battery, front and back camera and more. You can read my full review HERE.

Unique Gifts for Her As Seen on WBNS-TV Columbus

Need a unique gift this Christmas for the hard to buy person who has it all, or for the person who doesn’t like traditional gifts? Here are some great gift ideas that are out of the box and will make the perfect gift this holiday season.


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Downton Abbey Perfume

As a HUGE fan of Downton Abbey these perfumes had me excited before I even smelled them, and then I smelled them and I can hardly pick a favorite scent. The Downton Abbey Fine Fragrance Collection is made of pure undiluted fragrances crafted in the artisanal method utilized by the master perfumers so highly in demand during the early 1900’s time period during which the show is set, allowing the fragrances to be very close approximations of the luxurious and complex perfumes which the high society ladies of that era actually wore. There are 7 fragrances based on the female characters of the show including Anna Bates, Lady Cora, Lady Mary, Daisy Mason, Lady Edith, Lady Rose and Countess Violet. You can buy the scents individually for $75 (8 ml) or you can sample them all for $245 (4 ml bottles). You can purchase Downton Abbey Fine Fragrances at


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Light Affection Unique Photo Gifts

If you are looking for a personalized gift that is unlike anything you have seen before then you will love Light Affection unique photo gifts. Light Affection frames are framed sculpture duplications of any photograph. Based on an age-old art form known as lithophanes (Greek for vision in stone), the engraving of an image comes to life when illuminated from behind in these unique lighted sculptures. Available in multiple sizes and forms you can get a nightlight $45, photo lamp (medium) $89, photo lamp (large) $159, and photo lamp (extra large) $239. The ordering process is simple as you just email a digital copy of the photo or you can mail an original, to order your Light Affection Unique Photo Gift go to


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Sachi Insulated Fashion Handbags

If the person on your list loves everything to be stylish then they will appreciate a stylish insulated fashion handbag. Sachi has perfected the stylish bag that doubles as the perfect place to keep things cool or hot and the larger totes the insulation snaps out so only add in when needed. No longer do you have to choose between style function you can have both. Sachi bags are available in a wide variety of styles and size in prices ranging from $5.99-$27.99 and are available at


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These weightless, antimicrobial and portable slippers are perfect for the person who hates to be barefoot… anywhere. They fold flat an compact and pop open to fit nearly every foot. Available in a wide variety of colors and sizes for men, women and kids these indoor footwear are water proof, skid proof, durable and comfortable. I know I would love these for travel or hospital stays (think soon to be moms) available for purchase for $19.99 at BST Low Res 1

Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System

For the music lover or the person who loves a good night sleep the Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System is the perfect portable bluetooth speaker. This little speaker comes packed with 10 different soothing sounds to lull you to sleep ( you can program it to run seamlessly for 8 hours straight) or you can pair it to any bluetooth enabled device to listen to your favorite tunes. Sound Oasis has a 30 ft. range to stream music and its built-in usb-rechargeable battery allows for 5-8 hours of cordless use on one charge. As a mom who has fallen asleep to lullabies through a baby monitor for the last 8 years straight soothing sounds are a dream come true! The small size makes this perfect to take when traveling too so no more noisy hotel neighbors keeping you up all night. You can purchase Sound Oasis Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System for $59.99 at

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 Clever Crates Folding Utility Boxes

For the person on your list who loves to be organized, or maybe is just wishing to be organized, you need Clever Crates. Clever Crates are folding utility boxes and baskets. These lightweight crates easily pop open to hold anything you want, I love them for keeping my trunk organized and carrying things to and from the house. Ranging in size from 32 Liter (35 lb capacity) to 62 Liter (132 lb. capacity), coming in both open walled and solid wall versions and with or without handles. Made from durable, reusable, sustainable and recyclable material these crates are easy to clean and keep hygenic. Available for purchase in a variety of sizes and colors ranging in price from $11.99- $19.99

It’s a Frozen Christmas Thanks to Kohl’s Plus a $100 Kohls GC #giveaway

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Frozen gift ideas




When my kids began making out their Christmas wish lists there was one theme that dominated them all… FROZEN. All of my girls are huge Frozen fans but my younger ones especially love Frozen. At our house the kids get to ask Santa for 3 gifts, much like baby Jesus got three gifts from the 3 wise men. The lists must be written and mailed by Thanksgiving day in order to give Santa time to get great deals especially Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Here is the list my 5 year old made.

5 Year Old Girl Christmas list:

2 Year Old Girl Christmas list:

Do we see a theme here? Thankfully Kohl’s was having amazing sales for Black Friday including $15 Kohl’s Bucks for every $50 spent. I got a majority of my shopping done on Black Friday and Cyber Monday thanks to all the deals and then I spent my earned Kohl’s cash online this week to get the last of my needed gifts.  For stocking stuffers my girls always get new underwear and socks, a tradition my  mom started (yes they get other stuff too). So of course I grabbed some Frozen underwear too from Kohl’s. My 7 year old is getting an Elsa watch in her stocking, she has asking for one for months now, Kohl’s had lots of Frozen themed watches we went with this Elsa watch. I am anxiously watching the mail for my items to arrive so I can hide them in the basement before little eyes see them.


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As you can see Kohl’s is the place to go for Disney Frozen themed items for all the kids who love Frozen in your home. Speaking of Frozen did you see the winning video from the singing contest? The winners were Long Island sisters Kelly and Katherine Montenero they had their winning performance aired during the AMA award shows. You can check out the video at

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Stylish Pieces from Conversation Pieces Plus a $50 GC Giveaway

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As you know I am a huge fan of Conversation Pieces the store is full of unique, stylish pieces that can be worn so many ways. They are affordable and fun and the owner is the sweetest person ever so I love supporting her. Every fall Conversation Pieces has an awesome basic lounging piece that I get in every color, this year it is the Happy Hibernating Lounge Sweater. This years version is longer with a turned up cuff, it is not too thick so it is perfect for all kinds of weather. I love mine with a scarf whether it s a big chunky one or a skinny infinity scarf. And the best part the price is just $27.


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Fleece lined leggings are a must for the winter, it gets really cold here and tights just aren’t enough when it dips below freezing. Conversation Pieces has fleece lined leggings in a wide variety of colors and the price is just $12. These are so super comfortable you will never want to take them off.


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And finally we all need a great cardigan and this peach cardigan is a gorgeous take on neutral for winter. This is the Borrowed from the Boys Cardigan and sells for $27. And to go with that stylish cardigan you need a great scarf, here is a collection of super stylish scarfs all from Conversation Pieces.




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ABC’s of Gift Giving: The Perfect Gifts that Start with Letter K

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Today as we continue working our way though the ABC’s of Gift Giving  the letter is K, here are some great gifts for those on your list that start with the letter K.

Gifts that begin with K



For Her:

Kaboo Bags: I love, love, love my Kaboo tech bag, it’s really more of a stylish purse with a tech pocket. it protects my iPad, my Kindle, my Tablet, my iPhone… you get the picture. You can read my full Kaboo review HERE but trust me for the stylish techie in your life these bags are the perfect gift or you could go with the Kaboo wallet that has a built in protective phone case.

Kindle Fire HD - Before my Kindle Fire I hardly ever read any books before my Kindle, no time and never enough room in my purse for heavy books. Now that I have a Kindle Fire I can read a book whenever and wherever and I also have access to the web, Netflix, apps and more. All for under $200 and some even under $100!


For Him:

Keurig K350 2.0 Brewer – Do I need to say more the Keurig is great for coffee lovers and the new Keurig 2.0 comes with a carafe option so you can make coffee for a crowd.



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For the Kids:

Play Kitchen: Boys and girls love to play cook in a great play kitchen. Over the years we have owned several both plastic and wooden, here are a few we love and recommend!

ABC’s of Gift Giving: The Perfect Gifts that Start with Letter J

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Today as we continue working our way though the ABC’s of Gift Giving  the letter is J, here are some great gifts for those on your list that start with the letter J.

Gifts for letter J


For Her:

Jeans: A great pair of jeans are a must for any woman and since it’s a gift don’t go cheap but get her that pair that is AMAZING, every one needs a pair of AMAZING jeans. Here are a few brands that make me feel AMAZING and hopefully they will make you feel that way too. AG Adriano Goldschmied – this is the brand of my favorite bootcut jeans. Blank Denim- these are my favorite skinny jeans and the best distressed jeans!

Jewelry organizer: I love jewelry and mien is always a mess, here are a few great jewelry organizer options for the jewelry hoarder on your list!

For Him:

Jabra: I have shared several Jabra products already but really you can not go wrong. You can go with a fabulous bluetooth speaker or a bluetooth earpiece or bluetooth headphones. You can see reviews of all of my favorite Jabra products HERE

Java: Set your coffee loving man up with all he needs for a delicious cup of french press coffee with a Hamilton Beach Custom Grind Hands-Free Coffee Grinder  and a KONA French Press.

For the Kids:

Jake and the Neverland Pirates – Bucky Play Structure- How cool is this pop up pirate ship any child would love this boy or girl and when they are done just fold it up and put it away!

Jenga “Throw-n-go” – The classic stacking game with a fun new twist that kids will love!



Creating Holiday Memories with #TargetWedding Plus a $25 Target GC Giveaway

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Your wedding may be long over but that doesn’t mean that those items off your registry can’t help you create fantastic holiday memories. Target has everything you need to create the perfect dish that is a fusion of your two personalities. This Thanksgiving I created a mouthwatering Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie for my family with the help of my amazing husband. Apple pie is my favorite pie and my husband he loves cinnamon rolls. As I created this dish for my family we had Christmas tunes playing in the background, my husband loves music and I love to bake two things we love that are different yet go together perfectly.


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I opted to make my recipe simple and easy so that I could enjoy the holidays with family and not be standing in the kitchen baking when I could be in the family room talking and listening to music. I am in love with this adorable Nordicware Ceramic Pie Pan, it is perfect for taking straight to the table. The recipe turned out delicious with a cinnamon roll crust that was the perfect touch of cinnamon sweetness with the yummy apple pie filling. Serve it up with your OXO stainless steel pie server and plate it on colorful  Threshold Bistro ceramic plates for everyone to enjoy.


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ABC’s of Gift Giving: The Perfect Gifts that Start with Letter I

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Today as we continue working our way though the ABC’s of Gift Giving  the letter is I, here are some great gifts for those on your list that start with the letter I. Now to be perfectly honest the I gifts are all overshadowed by the big I family of Apple products right? So here are the popular Apple gifts and some great deals going on for Black Friday ( Target seems to have the best deals at least right now)

iPad Mini – get $100 Target gift card back with purchase

iPad Air – get $100 Target gift card back with purchase

iPod Touch – get $50 Target gift card back with purchase

iPod Nano

iPod Shuffle

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And of course don’t forget the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. If you purchase at Target don’t forget to use your Target RedCard and get 5% back yes even on your new iPhone, that’s how I saved on my new iPhone 6!


If you have AT&T as your provider you can get an iPhone 5C with a 2 year contract for $29.99!



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And another great gift for the family are ice cream makers the Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker
is great for everyone and the kids can make snow cones with the Olaf Disney Frozen Snow Cone Maker


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For her there is also this great new jewelry company I discovered Isabelle Grace. Isabelle Grace makes gorgeous handmade jewelry and they have something for everyone, from bling and bold to simple and personalized!

ABC’s of Gift Giving: The Perfect Gifts that Start with Letter H

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Today as we continue working our way though the ABC’s of Gift Giving  the letter is H, here are some great gifts for those on your list that start with the letter H.

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For Her:

Hats: Hats can be super trendy and very cute. Finding the perfect hat is easy just decide what you want it for warmth, style or both, Here are a few trendy hats that I am loving right now.


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For Him:

Headphones: If the man in your life is a  music lover then you need to check out these headphones from Jabra. Jabra is my favorite bluetooth brand and they have headphones for every need including the Jabra SPORT+ Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for the runner, the Jabra ROX Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Earbuds for music everywhere you are the Jabra REVO Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for the ultimate sound experience where everything else melts away.


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For the Kids:

HABA: HABA is one of my favorite companies for board games. They make quality games that last and have some great age appropriate games for the really young. Pictured above are some of my favorites but you can find a whole host of games on Amazon.

A Better Pharamcy Experience plus a Target Gift Card Giveaway #TargetSponsored

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It’s the time of year when every mom becomes all too familiar with the pharmacy. I filled 2 prescriptions just this week and I know there will be more in my future as we get farther into cold and flu season. Having a great experience at the pharmacy is a really big deal to me, I am picking up drugs to make my sick kids better and more than likely I am frazzled and sleep deprived. Target Pharmacy provides a simple and easy pharmacy experience and of course the fact that Target Pharmacy is conveniently located inside Target, my go to for everything store, that makes it even better. I can drop off my prescription and fill my cart with all the essentials for surviving with sick kids like humidifiers, vitamin C drops, coloring books, Boogie wipes and orange juice. I don’t have to worry about timing, it’s perfect to get my prescription because I can sign up for text alerts and they will text me when my script is ready for pickup. For those of us with babies who are not happy about taking medicine Target will add Free Medicine Flavorings making it more palatable for your little one and don’t worry they have plenty of flavor options as in 19 to be exact.

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Target pharmacy is not only convenient but it is also a smart place to get your prescriptions with hundreds of $4 generics and Pharmacy Rewards. What is Target Pharmacy Rewards ? Fill five prescriptions  and you’ll get 5% off a day of shopping and you can earn rewards fast by filling pet prescriptions, getting vaccinations such as the flu shot, and adding all of your family members to one account.

What feature do you like most about Target Pharmacy? For me the text alerts and free baby medicine flavoring are a big deal, but I also love saving so 5% off is winning in my book!

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