Being Part of Something Grand at Beaches Resorts #BeachesMoms

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Being able to attend a social media conference out of the country at an all-inclusive resort like Beaches Resorts was a dream come true. But you know what was even better than all that? This one thing and I wish I could have been a bigger part of it – The Sandals Foundation. The Sandals Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International. Their promise encompasses goals in three key areas – Education, Community and Environment.

Before attending the conference we were informed of the opportunity we had to pack for a purpose and that purpose was to be part of the generosity of the Sandals Foundation. We voluntarily packed backpacks with school supplies for the children in the Caribbean and presented them at one of our breakfast gatherings at Le Petit Chateau.

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ONE HUNDRED PERCENT

All administrative and management costs associated with the Sandals Foundation are supported by Sandals Resorts International.

When you make a monetary donation, service or in-kind donation to the Sandals Foundation 100% of your contribution goes directly to the people they support in the Caribbean – to fulfilling their promise.

Education is one major area in which the Sandals Foundation focuses. They know the power of education and that the children are the future.

The Beaches Moms group brought backpack upon backpack and suitcase upon suitcase full of school supplies and I’ll bet you anything we all wished we could have packed more.

And when these two beautiful young girls sang a portion of the song, “We are the World”, I can tell you, I wasn’t the only one wiping away tears.

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Like I said, while being on a tropical island as beautiful as Turks and Caicos is, it’s the people, the opportunity to do  good and to help children and the community in which they live that truly touched my heart at this conference.

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You can be a change agent. I’d like to invite you to Like the Sandals Foundation on Facebook, Follow @SandalsFdn on Twitter & Instagram and visit them online at www.sandalsfoundation.org. Join them in helping to make the Caribbean a better place.

 I paid a fee to attend the Social Media on the Sand conference and was provided with discount rates to do so. I was not asked nor am I required to write about my experiences.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

Will You Be Saving When You Shop Online?

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*This post contains affiliate links.

I don’t know about you but when I shop online before I even get close to hitting that submit order button that little box that says “promo code” catches my eye. Every single time. And I’m grateful that it does. Why? Because it is a reminder to me to open another tab on my monitor and look for a promo or discount code.

I can’t tell you how many times my husband has been so impressed with me ’cause I’ve found us a discount when we were ready to make a purchase online. And we do that a lot. So why not save some money in the process right?

Now as we head into some of the busiest online shopping months you’ll want to make sure you make the right choices, find those deals and promotional discount codes and get the best prices and save yourself some money.

I don’t blame you. But who wants to spend hours searching deal sites right? I know I don’t. It get’s a little tiring to say the least for me. So, here’s what I’ve gone and done. If you haven’t spotted it just yet, if you look up on the navigation bar just below the header you’ll notice there is a new page called “Mom’s Saving Center“!

Yes, I’ve added a page just for you to help you find those discount and promo codes to save you money over the next few months and you won’t have to look all over the web for them. Woohoo for saving money the easy way!

Go check it out, simply click on over to Mom’s Saving Center, pick a category – let’s say you are looking for Kids & Babies click on that or simply input your favorite online store to find their deals and current promotions, even amazon is listed. That’s my go-to place.

And if I happen to hear of a really great deal I think you’ll like, I’ll make it easy on you and post it on the home page so you won’t miss it.

Let’s kick off next year with some major savings this year. Happy shopping and saving.

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© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.

Lands’ End #PinkThread Project

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It seems like we all share a common thread of support when it comes to breast cancer. We have either been affected by it ourselves, one of our friends or a family member may have faced it. Personally, I have in the past and currently have both online and offline friends facing breast cancer and my own mom has fought her battle against breast cancer twice in a 20 year span. So yes, this is a very personal and very important cause to me. It’s one I believe in supporting wholeheartedly.

And that’s why I want to share Lands’ End’s #PinkThread project with you.

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The #PinkThread project is a very simple way to bring awareness and support to Breastcancer.org which is an online resource for breast health and breast cancer information and support. Simply by ordering a applying on of six ink thread icons on any Land’s End item that can be embroidered  75% of the embroidery application fee ($6) will be donated to Breastcancer.org. The Pink Thread project runs from now until October 31, 2014.

Here are some other ways you can bring awareness and show support for the #PinkThread project throughout the month of October:

  • Share Your #PinkThread – Share a photo/image of who or what your “Pink Thread” is in your life on Facebook (facebook.com/landsend), Twitter (@LandsEnd) and Instagram (@LandsEnd) and Lands’ End will donate $1 to Breastcancer.org for each photo posted (up to $10,000) using the hashtag #PinkThread.

 

  • Pink Thread Project Women’s Swim Tee – Lands’ End will offer an exclusive women’s Swim Tee in pink and $5 of every purchase will benefit Breastcancer.org This pink swim tee can also be embroidered with a ink Thread icon and 75% of the application fee as mentioned before will also be donated.

 

  • Lands’ End Pink in Stores – Lands’ End will donate 10% to Breastcancer.org on the purchase of all fall/winter pink women’s apparel and accessory items whether they be sold in Lands’ End Shops at Sears or Lands’ End Full Price stores.

For more information on the Lands’ End #PinkThread Project visit landsend.com/pinkthread

I received the canvas tote pictured above as a gift from Lands’ End. Thank you to Lands’ End for being a sponsor of the Social Media on the Sand Conference at Beaches Resort Turks & Caicos.

© 2014, Nanette Gomez. All rights reserved.