Carrs/Safeway/Chevron Gas Rewards – Win $50!

—GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to winner Natasha Price!—

Who here is signed up for the Carrs/Safeway rewards program? You know, the one where you put in your phone number at checkout and then on your receipt it tells you how many free sandwiches/gas discount points/ airline miles you’ve earned? (Also I’ve noticed the checkers at Carrs/Safeway are always wonderful about remembering to say “Thank you Mr. Jones!” when Adam uses my rewards number — cracks me up and grinds his gears every single time to hear him addressed by MY maiden name.)

Anyhooo… I’ve got some great news! You can now use those gas rewards points not only at Carrs/Safeway gas stations, but also at participating Chevron locations!! I don’t know if you pay attention to the quality of gas you put in your car, but Chevron serves up some pretty good gas. So basically, now when you’re spending all that dough on groceries for your family (or booze for yourself), you’re also earning a pretty good discount on gas for your family vehicle (or your hot little sports car, whichever). The discount could be up to $1 per gallon at Chevron!

So… listen up. If you’re not currently enrolled in the Carrs Plus/Safeway Club Card Program, go sign up. Just ask your checker for an application, or print this one out and take it in during your next shopping trip. You’re gonna want to do this so that you can enjoy all of the sweet rewards points you could possibly earn if you win this $50 GIFT CARD that I’ll be awarding to one of you lucky superfans. 🙂

I’ve been feeling a little disconnected lately, so I want to hear from YOU. In order to enter to win this $$…

1. Leave a comment on this blog post – tell me what made your day, or week, or month. Just tell me what you feel great about right now. Did your baby say his first word? Did you ace an exam? Get a raise? Get married? Finally get that damned bathroom clean while the kids napped? Lose 5lbs? Sleep in on a weekday? Confront the butthole who’s been stealing your identity and telling everyone you wear dentures? It could be ANYTHING. 🙂

2. Share the Superwife Facebook page and send me some new fans. Make sure they post on the Superwife wall and say “_____ sent me!” (Bonus entry if you also get them to tell me what made them smile today). These friends of yours will also earn an entry when they like/post!


I’ll close the giveaway and choose a winner on Sunday, August 4 (sometime in the evening, probably after I put my kids to bed). Good luck!


**Superwife was provided with a Carrs/Safeway gift card for the purposes of reviewing the rewards program, however, any opinions expressed in this post are Superwife’s own and were not influenced by any promotional relationship with Carrs/Safeway. Carrs/Safeway will be providing the winner’s gift card as well, and prize fulfillment responsibilities lie with the company. (In other words, I’m not a sellout but I thought this was something you’d all really like to win… and once I provide Carrs/Safeway with a winner’s name and contact information, it’s up to the company to get your prize mailed out to you. Got it?)**

Conscious Box Giveaway – Ends 4/14

Hey-yo!! Some of you may have seen me posting on Facebook lately about my subscription box finds. I’m forever on the lookout for awesome deals, and subscription boxes are just the coolest thing to receive in the mail each month – it’s always a surprise! I’ve been known to gift subscriptions to friends via Love With Food, BirchBox and Ipsy, and I’m currently a subscriber to Citrus Lane, BirchBox and NewBeauty TestTube. AND, I’m always on the lookout for new, cool boxes.
So… I’m excited to announce that Superwife is now partnering with Conscious Box and will be giving away a free 3-month box subscription to one lucky SuperFan! 
Conscious Box
From the Conscious Box website:
“Conscious Box helps you discover the purest, healthiest natural products in the world from the most ethical companies. From natural beauty to health food and non-toxic home goods, you’ll find better alternatives for all areas of your life.

Conscious Box has created an easy, fun way to discover new favorites. The Conscious Box subscription is a monthly delivery of pure and sustainable products that are handpicked from businesses that care for the planet–just like you! They selectively choose their products, only allowing the purest companies working toward the most ethical goals. Each month, you meet 10-20 of these companies right at your doorstep! (It’s like a birthday, every month!)

As you discover new favorites, Conscious Box makes it fun (and rewarding!) to leave reviews and ratings so businesses can improve their product, packaging, and business as a whole. We place YOU at the core of helping natural products go from good to great! Earning points along the way, you’re then able to apply savings to your favorite products. Simply choose how many points you’d like to spend and boom! You’re on your way to enjoying your favorite product at a fresh, low price.”

SuperFans, this sounds like such an awesome company. I know so many of you are dedicated to being green, shopping local, serving & consuming non-GMO… doesn’t Conscious Box make subscription boxes just THAT much better?

So, in addition to the giveaway, Conscious Box is offering Superwife readers 25% off all purchases through April! Just enter the code LOVELIFE for any subscription through the end of the month.

Conscious Box Giveaway

One winner will receive a 3-month Conscious Box subscription (worth $59). To be entered, please complete the following two steps:

1. Visit Conscious Box on Facebook ( and “like” their page. Leave a comment saying that Superwife sent you!

2. Leave a comment on this post telling me that you liked CB’s facebook page.

That’s it! Doing the above will get you entered to win. For BONUS entries:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me how you and your family find ways to be “Earth Conscious”… do you recycle? Use cloth diapers? Utilize a compost bin? Please share!

2. Share the CB Facebook page on your wall (and make sure to tell me you did so)

There you go – three ways to enter, easy-peasy. Good luck!

Winner will be announced VIA FACEBOOK on APRIL 15, 2013.

Please “like” Superwife on Facebook in order to receive contest updates (and other funny posts, sarcastics quips, and adorable photos of my SuperKids).   


(UPDATED) 9′ iPhone Cord Giveaway –

UPDATED Friday 8/10 – Annnnnnnd drumroll please… the winner is: Christopher Sellers! Thanks Christopher, your number was randomly selected using from the list of paymatrix members and post commenters. Please send me your mailing information and I will pass it along to Moolala this afternoon (they’ll ship out your prize within a week!).

And for everyone who really wanted a 9′ iphone cord – it just so happens that is offering one TODAY at a discounted price of $12. Click HERE to buy one for yourself! 🙂

Thanks everyone, and have a great weekend! 


I’ve posted about Moolala before – back when the site was just about to launch early last year. It’s the daily deals site (I know, we’re all addicted to these damned daily deals sites) that offers you 2% rewards for every deal you purchase, every deal your friends purchase, all the way up to your friends’ friends’ friends’ friends. Insane, I know. To date, I’ve earned around $75 – and trust me, I’ve put it to use. I’ve taken advantage of deals for movie tickets, aesthetician services, hair salons, Ellie’s birthday invitations and most frequently, photo canvases (ohhh, how I’m obsessed with photo canvas deals).

Today, however, Moolala would like to offer Superwife fans a chance to win an item from one of their most succesful recent deals – the NINE FOOT iphone cable. Nine freaking feet, you guys. That’s three times as long as the standard iphone charging cord. I can’t even begin to describe how useful this is… but I’m sure you all desperately want one.

SO… here’s the scoop you need to enter this giveaway:

  • All you need to do is sign up for a account using THIS LINK (my unique referral code)
  • If you already have a account, leave a comment on this post
  • I will use the names from my Moolala Paymatrix and from the comments to select a winner on FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
  • Moolala will send out the charger within one week of me sending them the winner’s information

Have fun and good luck (and good luck spending time shopping on every day like I do, lol). Here is a necessary little disclaimer: If you sign up for a free Moolala account using the Superwife referral link, anytime you make a purchase through Moolala in the future I will earn a 2% commission (but, so will you). If you invite YOUR friends, you’ll earn a commission. We all win.

Sign up for a free account HERE to enter to win a 9′ iPhone 4/4s Charging/Syncing Cable.

Updated with winner! Huggies Hawaiian Diapers – Giveaway

UPDATED: This giveaway is now closed. I love love loved reading about all of your adorable little babies, thanks to everyone for sharing! Although we can only have ONE winner, you can all get the cute Huggies Hawaiian diapers in stores or at (see “Superwife’s Picks” on the right sidebar here to check out my Amazon baby recommendations).  Congratulations to Superfan #11 – Sarah Rock! Sarah, email me your mailing info to and I’ll pass it along to the people over at Huggies. 🙂

Ellie and I recently visited our family in Idaho, and it was so wonderful to see the girls play together again. Every month they get smarter and smarter, and I just love seeing the way they interact with one another at each new stage. My little beauties!

This little summer photo shoot is brought to you by the new Huggies Hawaiian Diapers – Ellie and Emma pranced around in these designer duds all day, and holy moly were they adorable! Oh and hey, you know what? You could outfit your little one in the same diapers – because Huggies has offered to send a SuperFan a free summer-themed beach kit, complete with a package of Hawaiian diapers and wipes, some cute little goodies and an LLBean tote!

You’ve got two ways to enter the giveaway:

1. Comment on this post and tell me something cute about your little one (and include their diaper size!).

2. Send a new fan to the Superwife Facebook page – if they comment on the page and tell me you sent them, I’ll enter you both!

I’ll pick a winner on Friday, July 13 (could be your lucky day!).

Good luck and I hope you all are having a “super” summer!

Disclaimer: I received a free summer-themed beach kit with diapers and wipes from Huggies. Since I already use Huggies on a daily basis anyway (thank you, Costco prices!), this didn’t influence my opinions of the brand in any way – except that now I’m glad they offer even cuter diapers!

Sun City – FREE Spray Tans!

As a (fairly) new mama, I have trouble finding time to make myself look amazing – gym, hair, makeup, you name it. So, when I got an email from a local tanning salon asking if I’d like to check out their new spray tan machine, I was all over it.

Spray tan… in less than 5 minutes… with a heated blow dry at the end? Count me in.

Last week I stopped by Sun City Tanning Salon to experience their new VersaSpa spray machine. I was greeted by the salon’s owner, Jenny, who had an adorable 4-mo-old baby on her hip - I instantly loved this place!

After quickly setting up an account, I was given the option of a light, medium or dark spray – with a clear or bronze application. I chose dark with bronzer – since I was in sweats (I came prepared), I didn’t have any worries about the solution getting on my work clothes (which would be where the clear spray comes in).

One of Jenny’s super-cute employees showed me the VersaSpa machine, gave me a quick overview of how to stand while being sprayed and set up the machine for me. This thing is awesome – the whole spray experience took LITERALLY 3 minutes. I stood in 4 different positions during the actual tanning-solution spray, then got a quick heated blow-dry and I was finished.

Having been sprayed before, I knew to liberally apply the blocker cream on my fingers & toes, and on my wrists and the back of my feet. I had no problems with weird tan lines after using the VersaSpa – thank goodness, because I HATE looking like a weirdo with crazy wrist tan lines!

When I came out of the room, the cute employee (Katie, I think?) gave me a few aftercare instructions:

Me: Well that was awesome!

Katie: Yeah, I love this new machine. So… just make sure you don’t get wet for 46 hours, then when you finally do shower some of the bronzer will go down the drain so don’t be alarmed. The tan will still be there, and it’ll even out a bit after the shower. Don’t use major exfoliants for a while because it’ll make the tan go away faster, and just make sure to keep moisturized! It should last about a week or so. What do you think?

Me: Uh, I’m sorry… I missed ALL of that last part… did you just tell me I can’t shower for FORTY-SIX HOURS? Holy shit I have to work!

Katie: BAHAHAHAHAHA! FOUR TO SIX HOURS. I was wondering why you were looking at me so weird.

Me: Oh… that makes more sense. Phew. Well now I feel like an idiot.

Okay, so did you get that? Here’s the summary: VersaSpa spray tan at Sun City Tanning = awesome. It takes 3 minutes, it has a heated dryer, and it’s a beautiful color that lasts about a week or so. Don’t shower for 4 to 6 hours after getting the spray.

Interested? It’s your lucky day! Jenny at Sun City is giving away a FREE SPRAY to TWO Superwife fans!  To win:

  1. Like the Sun City Tanning facebook page and leave a comment telling them Superwife sent you.
  2. Leave a comment on this post letting me know you did #1
  3. Wait and (possibly) win!

I’ll post two winners on Friday, September 30. In addition – if you can’t wait to win, or if you just want extra spray tans to use for special events (or every day beautiful color), Sun City has a promo for you…

Mention Superwife when you go in to purchase your spray tan and you’ll get an extra tan for FREE!

That makes each tan only $15. I’ve totally already bought 4 extras (and as a quick disclaimer: for the purpose of this review, my first spray was provided free. But I paid for 4 more since I liked it so much)!

Isn’t that color nice?

Green Apple Chapstick: Want One?

The first thing I got excited about at the BlogHer Conference last weekend wasn’t my shiny “Superwife” badge. It wasn’t the huge bag-o-swag I got upon registering. It wasn’t even the giant Statue-of-Liberty made entirely of Twizzlers (btw, wtf?)… it was the Pfizer booth in the Expo Hall. Which, I might add, is a shock since I happen to work for a competing pharmaceutical company (which shall remain nameless, of course).

Walking past the booth, I noticed a giant apothecary jar filled with Chapstick. I love Chapstick — no, I REALLY REALLY REALLY LOVE Chapstick… I seriously have one or two sticks in every single drawer, pocket, purse, wallet, cabinet, nightstand, corner… you get the point. I have every single flavor of chapstick that was ever made (except grape, bc I used it all when I was like ten and then they never rereleased it). In my stocking every year, Adam gives me about 50 new tubes of Chapstick. I am a Chapstickaholic. So naturally, I couldn’t help but sport a huge smile and run went to grab a stick for my purse. As I got a closer look at the jar, I nearly started hyperventilating when I saw that it was a new flavor of Chapstick that I’d never seen: GREEN APPLE.


My favorite flavor of all time. Put into Chapstick. Superwife almost had a super heart failure. I could barely breathe when I asked the gal at the booth if I could have fifty a stick, and then almost passed out when she gave me two. Molly laughed at me the whole time. No seriously you guys… I reacted to the Chapstick with more awe and breathlessness than when I met ACmuthafuckinSlater.

ANYWAY… clearlyI was raised in a Chapstick-obsessed family, as evidenced by the following texts I received that night from my mom and sister:



The text from my sister nearly made my pee my pants… do you get to keep it, lol. Still laughing.

After forcing convincing Molly to give me all of her Chapstick, and sneaking over to the Pfizer booth multiple times per day, I ended up with 14 sticks. Stingy bastards. 🙂

Okay SO… since this new flavor of Chapstick doesn’t come out for another MONTH (and omg who can wait that long?), and because I’m in a “sharing is caring” mood… I’m giving one lucky Superwife fan a tube of this super-sacred balm. But only one, because I am nice but also very very greedy, and I have a lot of drawers in my house.

Super easy rules: Comment on this post and tell me your favorite flavor of Chapstick. Or, tell me what flavor you wish Chapstick would come out with. Mine was Green Apple, so now I can die happy.

I’ll pick a random winner on Friday, August 19. GO! 

Oh, and thanks again to my supersponsors Paragon/Dirtt and Bradley Reid, for sending me to BlogHer and subsequently supporting my Chapstick habit.

Chewbeads Winner!

Thanks to everyone for checking out Chewbeads – Ellie is still enjoying ours, I may have to order a bracelet! 🙂

Aaaaaaand, the lucky Chewbeads winner is:


Comment number 12! Also known as TOSHA KELLY!

Tosha shared the contest link on her FB page – a great way to get extra entries - and as you can see… it paid off! 🙂

Congratulations Tosha, I’ll be contacting you soon. You’re going to LOVE your chewbeads (and I bet your gorgeous daughter will as well)!

Now… hopefully our next Superwife Giveaway will be for a Better Homes & Gardens complete bakeware set – to make that happen, go vote for Superwife’s Alaska Big Dipper Cookies in the BHG State Cookie Contest!! Vote every day through July 27th, and if Superwife wins she’ll get a bakeware set to give away to one of YOU! (AND… if Superwife wins… whoever wins the bakeware set might just also receive a lovingly-baked batch of delicious Alaska Big Dippers!)