Thursday, September 1, 2011

I'm Bzzing about some New Products!

From time to time, I post a non-writing related subject. Today is one of those times.

I've rejoined, a wonderful place where you can try out things for free and earn more points to try out more things the more you Bzz about them!  Confusing? Nah. Here are a couple of products I'm Bzzing about now:

True Care is a fantastic way to keep track of your children's social networking activities. They send you e-mail alerts when activities are flagged. I signed up for a 90-day trial. Within three hours, I received 28 alerts about my oldest daughter's Facebook page. The alerts told me when she'd interacted with an adult or when a message had a flagged word included. Luckily, I was aware of all those messages already, none of which were malicious. But, getting those alerts gave me a little more peace of mind when it comes to her online activity. I think it's still important to monitor your child's computer time personally, but this program acts as an added piece of security. Features are very customizable, allowing you to choose specific words to filter, etc. The only downside is the $9.99/month membership fee after the trial run, but if you have a few teens in the house on several different computers, it just might be worth the money!

You can sign up for your own 60-day free trial at this link:
Browse True Care's Internet Safety Page for info on how to keep your kids safe online:
LIKE True Care on Facebook:

Do you have a "senior" cat? If your kitty is 11+ years old, he's probably showing some signs of aging. Our sweet Poncho sleeps a little more now, but still has several active spells a day. We want to keep him that way, so I'll soon be trying Hill's Science Diet Senior 11+ Age Defying Cat Food. I received a coupon for a free 3.5 lb. bag from BzzAgent, and as soon as I can get to Pet Smart, I'll be picking up a bag. If Poncho approves, this food might be a regular on his menu. I'll keep you all updated as soon as we try it.

For anyone who's interested, I also have several $3.00 off coupons and brochures that I'll be happy to mail to you. Feel free to message me at the link in my right sidebar if you'd like me to send you one. 

LIKE Hill's on Facebook:

Here are the Top 5 reasons (from Hill's website) to feed your pet Science Diet:

  1. To create the highest quality pet food and benefit your pet's health, Hill's employs more than 150 veterinarians, nutritionists and scientists
  2. Hill's offers the largest portfolio of premium products to meet your pet's special needs at every stage of life
  3. Science Diet dry foods include clinically proven antioxidants to help promote a healthy immune system
  4. Hill's has an ongoing commitment to helping shelter pets, as evidenced by its donation of over 100 million dollars' worth of food to over 1,100 shelters since 2002
  5. Science Diet is veterinarians' #1 choice to feed their own pets.

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