Spin Master Game Night: Headbanz, Upwords, and Grouch Couch

We had the chance to have a Spin Master Game Night through Tryazon. We received 3 different games: Headbanz, Grouch Couch, and Upwords. The are all family oriented board games but as you read my reviews you’ll see which ones might be better suited for your family

We are a family of 6. My kids are 7 yrs, 11 yrs, 16 yrs, and 18 years. So sometimes we have trouble finding family games that everyone truly enjoys.

Headbanz

Headbanz was probably our favorite game out of the 3. This one was so much fun. It’s easy to play right out of the box. The rules are simple. Everyone gets to participate. The kids loved picking out which headband they were going to wear too.

It comes with 6 headbanz making it perfect for our family. The headbanz aren’t made cheap either. They’re flexible, durable, and adjustable with cute designs like a unicorn, pirate bandana, crown, and more.

Pick a card, put it in your head band, then ask questions to see if you can figure out what’s on your headbanz. Oh and it’s times which gives that extra element of urgency. Everyone from my 7 yr old to my husband loved playing this game. We highly recommend Headbanz game. It’s a fun family board game for the whole family.

Upwords

Upwords is recommended for ages 8+. Though I think teens, husband, and I had more fun with this one. My 7 yr old wanted to play but we would have had to help her a lot. My 11 year old could play but would get frustrated at times. So I think this would be a great board game for teens as it’s challenging enough well letting them still have fun. It’s also a fun board game for adults.

I love word games. Upwords game adds another dimension (literally) by being able to stack letter to make new words. There is a play sheet with instructions and letter value. My only complaint is that the letter values aren’t marked on the tiles so I’m hoping we never lose the instruction sheet.

Grouch Couch

My littlest ones loved this game we played it several times since we got it. I think it’s ok. It’s a quick play game. Something you could play in 15 minutes if you’re short on time.

Grouch Couch is recommended for ages 5+. I can see why with the tiny pieces with bright colors that look like candy. The pieces though just add more dynamics and action to the game but aren’t actually a vital piece of play if that makes sense. There’s little coin shaped discs that shoot out every so often which is how you actually win the game. You have to end with the most of those coins.

The kids thought the couch animation was funny. I did find it entertaining. My only complaint with this game is that when the discs shoot out, it’s kinda forceful. Not like, inflict pain forceful but like flying off the table forceful. We were chasing them around the kitchen until we finally wised up and started blocking it with our hands.

All together I think this is a board game for families with young kids. While everyone can play, I think it’s more appealing to youngers children.

Family Fun

All three games were entertaining. I feel like Headbanz is truly fun for the whole family. Grouch Couch can be fun for the whole family but my teens weren’t that into it. Upwords is fun for adults and teens but not meant for younger children or kids that are easily frustrated.

All 3 of these games are under $20 making them a budget friendly game.

I received these games from Tryazon and Spin Master Games at no cost. Any opinions expressed are my own. This post does contain affiliate links. I will earn a small commission from sales made through my links.


2020 Personalizable Ornament + 50% off & Free Shipping Deal

2020 has really been something hasn’t it? It kinds of makes me wonder what’s in store for the last quarter of this year. I mean, we still do have Halloween, the election, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year to get through.

We try to get a new family ornament each year. I try to pick something different each time. This 2020 ornament is going to be the one for us this year. Check out the personalized 2020 ornament.

You can personalize one of these 2020 ornaments yourself. After I ordered mine what I found is that you order the ornament with the amount of heads that you want. It gives you instructions on how to personalize it yourself once you receive it with a sharpie. So essentially your purchasing a blank ornament.

  • You get to choose the number of family members on the easily personalizable ornament. This will definitely be one that gets pointed out years from now. Maybe I’ll even get questions from future grandchildren. 2020 , masks, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, what ornament could be more 2020?
  • Ornament w/ 1 Head – $12.95
  • Ornament w/ 2 Head – $12.95
  • Ornament w/ 3 Head – $13.95
  • Ornament w/ 4 Head – $14.95
  • Ornament w/ 5 Head – $15.95
  • Ornament w/ 6 Head – $16.95
  • Ornament w/ 7 Head – $17.95

You can start creating your ornament now. Plus if you purchase 3 or more ornaments you get 50% off and FREE shipping! Would make a fun holiday gift or gift basket item! It also says “delivered within 5-7 business days” on their website.

I’m thinking about creating some for family members too. I mean at 50% off and free shipping if you buy 3 or more…why not right?

**UPDATE**

Guys I got my ornaments in already! I ordered them the day I posted this (October 10) and I go them today (October 14).

We’re a family of 6 so I ordered the one with 6 elf heads on it. They come blank. There are instructions on the website with how to personalize them. Basically it’s writing what you want with a pencil then tracing with a fine point permanent marker.

They’re actually like a silicone type material. So no worrying about breakage if you ship them to someone or having them break in storage. I was followed the directions on the site and got mine personalized pretty easily.

ORDER YOUR 2020 ORNAMENT HERE

These came really fast and they’re super cute. I’m thinking of ordering a couple more to add to gifts for the holidays.

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More Info On The “Spend $10, Get $10” Prime Day Offer

Yesterday I posted the details of Prime Day 2020. Some new things, added ways to save, etc. I mentioned about the offer they have this year to help small businesses. Spend $10 or more on select small businesses from now until Oct 14 and earn $10 Amazon credit to use during Prime Day. But I just learned about more.

Whole Foods Market and Amazon physical stores are also offering a similar deal. Spend at least $10 at Whole Foods Markets or Amazon physical stores and earn $10 credit. Up to $50 in Amazon credit to use for Prime Day. You can start earning now!

Spend $10, Get $10 on Prime Day Offer

Now through October 14, Prime members have the opportunity to earn up to $50 in credits to use on Amazon.com during Prime Day. The Whole Foods Market Prime Day offer – Spend $10, Get $10 – is available to all Prime members who spend $10 ordering online or shopping at any Whole Foods Market store. The offer is also available to Prime members who shop in store at Amazon physical stores including Amazon Fresh, Amazon Go or Amazon Go Grocery, Amazon Books or Amazon Pop Up, and Amazon 4-star. Visit the stores for more details.

To earn the Prime Day credit(s), Prime members can:

  • Shop in store at any Whole Foods Market location and scan the Prime code in the Amazon app or use a linked mobile phone number at checkout.
  • Order delivery or pickup from Whole Foods Market using the Amazon app or by going to amazon.com/wholefoods. Plus, Prime members can now get free grocery pickup at all Whole Foods Market locations nationwide.   
  • Shop in store at Amazon Fresh and use the QR code in the Fresh In-Store section of the Amazon app at checkout.
  • Shop in store at Amazon Go or Amazon Go Grocery using the Amazon Go app or Amazon mobile app tied to an Amazon Prime account to enter the store.
  • Shop in store at Amazon 4-star and use a Prime account at checkout.
  • Shop in store at Amazon Books or Amazon Pop Up and use a Prime account at checkout.

Prime members will receive an email following their purchase with instructions for how to redeem the credit(s) on Amazon.com during Prime Day. To find a store near you, visit amazon.com/stores or wholefoodsmarket.com/stores.

Unfortunately for me I think the closest Whole Foods Market to me is about a 2 hour drive. But for those that have a Whole Foods Market or Amazon physical location near you, I’m a little jelly.

Prime Members Shopping Whole Foods Market

Leading up to Prime Day, Prime members can receive discounts on customer favorites, including organic honeycrisp apples ($2.69/lb.), beef short ribs ($5.99/lb.) and sustainable wild-caught shrimp (30% off) from September 30 to October 6. From October 7 to October 13, customers can get deals on favorites like beef chuck roast ($3.69/lb.), medium-sized avocados (5 for $5.00) and all packaged teas (35% off). Prime members can learn more about Prime Day offers and weekly deals by asking, “Alexa, what are my Whole Foods deals?” Or by visiting wholefoods.com/primeday for more information.

Besides Prime member deals for Prime Day 2020, Prime members enjoy benefits year-round, like exclusive discounts on select popular products each week, an additional 10% off hundreds of sale items throughout Whole Foods Market stores, free two-hour delivery in more than 2,000 cities and towns from Whole Foods Market and Amazon Fresh, free one-hour pickup from Whole Foods Market and Amazon Fresh.

Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card

Now through October 31, eligible Prime members who apply and are approved for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card will instantly receive a $100 Gift Card. Cardmembers receive 5% back at Whole Foods Market and at Amazon.com with an eligible Prime membership, plus 2% back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores, among other benefits. Restrictions apply. For more information, visit amazon.com/primevisa.

Want to earn $10 more? Support Small Businesses

Amazon will offer a $10 credit to use on Prime Day to members who spend $10 on items sold by select small businesses in Amazon’s store now through October 12. This promotion is fully funded by Amazon to connect customers with local small businesses selling in its store.Visit amazon.com/supportsmall to start shopping.

It’s not too late to get in on the deals. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can get a 30 day free trial so you can participate in Prime Days!

Will you take advantage of the credit deal? Will you shop the small business or Amazon physical locations?

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Earn Gift Cards In Your Down Time with Dabbl

I feel like, with current conditions, everyone could use a few extra bucks right? Imagine being able to interact with ads, take surveys, and more from your phone while waiting for the bus, sitting in the waiting room of your doctor’s office, or while sitting on your couch and earning free gift cards for doing it!

This time of year is the perfect time to start earning too. In my experience starting by this time or sooner in the year usually produces at least one gift card for the holidays. A gift card that can be used for holiday shopping, to gift, or used to buy donations. If you could earn gift cards to Walmart, Disney, Target or hundreds of other stores for FREE, would you try it?

Dabbl is a reward app that offers everything I just mentioned. Simply download the app, for free, and start earning your way towards free gift cards.

Dabbl is available in the apple app store and Google Play. So if you’re phone or tablet uses either of those options for app downloads, you’re good to go.

Dabbl has paid out over $2 million in gift cards since 2017. If you find yourself having just a little extra time on your hands with this pandemic this is a great way to spend your relaxation time. Doesn’t hurt that you’ll earn some free gift cards either.

I was looking at the list. Some of the gift cards that caught my eye include:

  • Spotify
  • TJ Maxx
  • Amazon
  • Ulta
  • Lowes

That’s just a sampling. 100s of gift cards to choose from for your efforts. Start earning now and maybe earn some extra scratch by the end of the year!

Download Dabble now

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Father’s Day Gift Idea: BBQ Box – Get $12.50 Off First Box

Still need an idea for dad? BBQ Box has you covered!

BBQ Box sends you or your recipient the best BBQ products each month. Each box also includes 3 recipes to try to keep your BBQ’s fresh and keeping the new ideas flowing. What a fun, exciting and unique father’s day gift idea!

So what can you expect in your BBQ Box subscription?

Box contains – One BBQ Sauce or Marinade, One BBQ Rub or Spice, A delicious Snack or BBQ Accessory, Premium Wood Chips Sample, 3 Custom Recipes and Product Info.

I know my hubby would love this. Seriously considering ordering this for him. Especially since, when you go through this link you get your first BBQ box for $12.50 off with code: FIRSTBOX (reg price $26.99) Be sure to use the BBQ Box coupon code at checkout.

Join the BBQ Box club – Read people’s BBQ adventures and boast about your own in one of the largest BBQ communities available to subscribers only

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