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Winc Wine Product Review

I initially posted about being chosen to promote Winc Wines here, and since then, have created my account, taken the survey, and received my four wines.   The entire process was easy from start to finish.

The Winc website is easy to follow, and the survey questions are designed to help you get the best of your subscription.  You can choose 2 white/2 red, or change it to suit your taste.   You can get a special offer on your first order from U.S. Family Guide – make sure to get your code here.  This website helps you save $22 off your first at: http://www.trywinc.com/usfamilyguide

The four wines they chose for us were perfect!  I ordered 2 reds/2 whites, and one the whites was a sparkling white and was the winner of the night.  That California sparkling wine was called “Finke’s Widow.”  Simply yummy.  The two reds were Chop Shop and Tempo Vero.  They were smooth, and sweeter than most reds, and perfect for my palate.  The white we all loved was a Central Coast California Wine called “Zwicker.”  I also had credit and ordered an extra white called “Brethren of the Road” Riesling but because they did not choose it for me, I found this Riesling to be very dry and not sweet.  Lesson learned– let them pick the wines for you based on the survey you take at the beginning, because it helps narrow it down and send the best wines for your palate.

All in all, I was impressed how quick the wines were shipped, and delivery, although they said I needed to sign for it, and I did not, so don’t get alarm by the FedEx E-mail.  And I did not have to go out to shop for wines that would suit my palate and dishes we cook – it came right to my door!   The prices at Winc are very reasonable and shipping is free if you do your monthly delivery of 4 wines.  It’s a great deal and I enjoyed the four wines picked for me.  You can cancel Winc subscription at any time.

Don’t forget to enter your promo code for $22 of your first month, my readers simply go to: http://www.trywinc.com/usfamilyguide  and get  started on a fun flavor adventure!    Cheers to you all!

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2017 Year in Review

Well, 2017 is now a distant memory, and generally odd years are great for Get Clued In and her family, but 2017 didn’t really live up to the hype of usual odd years for us.

2016 ended with my mom passing away from a battle with cancer, which was up til now, the worst thing we have experienced and coped with as a family.  Then, a few weeks later, in January of 2017, a day before the inauguration of 45 (I won’t even go there with how I feel about this), my husband lost his job after 19.5 years in the same industry/same position.  This, along with the political landscape of what was to be 2017, brought a lot of adjustments to our household.  My husband now works in a job which takes him away from home more than 50% of the time, and with my new role, commute, and lack of flexibility, we found ourselves in a tough place in 2017.  The one person I knew I could rely to be there for me when I needed help in this like this was no longer on this earth, and grappling with that whilst making huge life adjustments was not easy last year.

2017 was also bittersweet as I had the joy and honor to receive a promotion in the military I have served for more than 19 years now.  That was great, but I was so sad that I couldn’t share the joy and news with my mom, and that she couldn’t physically be at the ceremony.  She would have loved it so much!   2017 was a year of new adjustments for us, and while I made rank and my husband got a new job pretty quickly (all blessings), it all seemed so pointless without my mom to share it with.

Social media and  blogging-wise, I did not feel that oomph or energy to blog or do much, as it was tougher in 2017 to balance work, life, and this hobby of writing.  So, 2017 was a year of MEH (if I may use the emoji) for Get Clued In, and I apologize to you, the reader, for my lack of scintillating posts.  The Emoji movie summed up my emotions for 2017 – hot, cold, sad, very sad, happy, excited, sad again, confused (about the political climate), scared (world events).  I could go on, but I think you know that this year’s “year in review” is slightly different than past years.  I hope I can share some great posts for 2018, and have time to write a little more.  Well, right after I figure out the new tax code.  Oy!   Happy New Year!

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LEAP – Free Screening this Saturday, Harkins Northfield #Denver

Leap! is coming to a theater near you soon, and you can be at the special, advanced free screening this Saturday, August 19, at 10:00 A.M. at the Harkins Northfield Theater.   Just click here and download your free screening tickets!

You can check out these links on facebook and twitter for more information on the movie, LEAP:

facebook.com/leapmovieofficial

twitter.com/LeapTheMovie

You can also watch the preview video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGC8-s1Eiqo

Here is a brief description of the movie: 11-year-old orphan, Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream – to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor (Nat Wolff), an imaginative but exhausting boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own – to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But – there’s a catch, Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Maddie Ziegler) and her wicked mother Régine (Kate McKinnon). Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen) who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.

Don’t forget to download your free passes to Weinstein’s beautiful, touching advanced screening for THIS SATURDAY at Harkins Northfield, 10:00 A.M.  and come join Get Clued In! For this amazing movie for kids to be inspired, dream, imagine, and reach for the stars!  Come and Leap!

Required Disclaimer: My family was offered free tickets/reserved seating in exchange to promote the free screening of LEAP! The opinions expressed here are my own.

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Groupon Coupons & Ebates- a better way to shop

Recently, because I do more on-line shopping, I have signed up to get notifications from sites like groupon, and ebates and use all the sites together.  I have found that if I am going to buy something anyway, if I check on-line sites like groupon and coupon sites, and use them in conjunction with Ebates, I get money back and discounts for things I am going to buy anyway.

But, I did not know that groupon had a coupon site to sites or stores where you are shopping anyway like Target, Walgreens, and so many other stores.  Even your cell phone carrier may have a coupon on groupon coupons.  I have promoted AT&T wireless before, and groupon has a coupon site for AT&T and other carriers as well!  Go here and you can search for your favorite stores on Groupon Coupons.

So, if you are going to shop for things anyway or buy new mobile devices, you might as well use groupon and groupon coupons.  I also double my benefits by making sure my laptop and phone has Ebates active (learn more and sign up here for Ebates), for all purchases I make at groupon, and the stores/sites that groupon provides coupons and deals for.  What a great way to save some money while shopping for the things you need.  Sign up for Groupon here and check out all of Groupon’s coupons and if you want to sign up for Ebates, use this link and we both get money back.

Disclaimer: I was compensated for posting about Groupon Coupons and providing this information.  I was not compensated by Ebates or other corporations for the information contained herein.  The opinions expressed her are my own and not attributed to Groupon, US Family Guide, or any other company.

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LEGO #BrickFest Live Comes to Denver- August 12-13, 2017

We are so excited that LEGO Brickfest is returning to Denver in August! My kids love to build, play, and create with LEGO.  August 12-13, the Brickfest returns to the Merchandise Mart, a LEGO Fan Experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities built to inspire, educate, and entertain.

Both days, Sat, Aug 12, 2017,  and Sun, Aug 13, 2017, BrickFest runs from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, at the Denver Merchandise Mart.  MY READERS SAVE $3 off tickets with promo code USFGTHREE

Enjoy an amazing LEGO world where you can marvel at giant creations and even build some of your own. The Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience provides a venue for LEGO lovers of all sizes to celebrate, build new creations, and see some truly mind-blowing LEGO sculptures to help set the imagination free.

 

Attractions Include:

The Brick Show Experience: Meet popular YouTube LEGO show hosts from The Brick Show and be featured on in an upcoming video.

Brick Fest Derby: Build and race your custom built LEGO derby car down one of our 35-foot long timed tracks!

Collaborative Building Activities: Contribute to large-scale mystery floor mosaic.

Inspiration Stations: Add to existing LEGO cities and make them your own by building custom creations.

Video Game Arena: Have a favorite LEGO video game? Come challenge your family or make new friends in the Brick Fest Gaming Arena playing your favorite LEGO title head to head.

Mini Golf: A miniature golf course built to inspire! Take your game to the next level on the Brick-Links.

Brick Fest Theater Trivia & Entertainment: Participate in LEGO trivia all while taking a break from what will be an overwhelming amount of awesome!

Mosaics: Using a colorful variety of LEGO bricks, build a piece of art to proudly display for other attendees.

Shopping: Find new, vintage, rare, and custom LEGO sets and merchandise from one of the many merchants in attendance.

REMEMBER:  Don’t forget to save Save $3 off tickets with promo code USFGTHREE, More Info and tickets –https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brick-fest-live-lego-fan-experience-denver-co-tickets-30330087107#tickets

Disclaimer:  I am posting promotion from US FAMILY BLOGGER in exchange for free admission for my family for BrickFest.  Opinions expressed here are my own.

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