There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when passing out gifts to the ones you love. Except maybe the incredible, thrilling rush that comes from scoring those gifts during the most invigorating shopping season of all!
This year, our friends at T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are giving you more reasons than ever to celebrate your holiday shopping victories — by creating a series of fun and inspiring gifting “missions” that you can tackle weekly for a new chance to win!
Readers as well as our favorite lifestyle bloggers will be invited to participate in five missions across T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores, then simply share their experience via Twitter using the hashtag #TheGifter. Each week, one winner will be chosen to receive a $500 gift card! You can also visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub to explore an ever-evolving gallery of amazing gifts at amazing values — check back often for fresh inspiration and fun ideas.
Make this holiday shopping season your most triumphant yet! The missions are already under way, so start making your gifting list, and click here for more details.
Plagued by another possible Salmonella contamination, the latest FDA recall affects a wide range of items from brewer's yeast and glucosamine joint tabs to vitamins and even pet breath mints! What makes this issue especially tricky is that these items are sold under different brand names at different retailers, so check the UPC codes to be on the safe side. All affected items will show an expiration date of between 1/13 and 6/13, so if you're spotting those dates, take it back to the point of purchase for further direction.
Though it's hard for me to mentally wrap my head around brisk Autumn temps — 'cause it's hot hot hot now — there are a few items worthy of an earlier scoop before Summer's done. Personally, I think this sleeping bag is totally adorable for a chilly night under the stars . . . or one under the air conditioner. Shop the other luxe styles now available from the Juicy Couture Fall 2010 line in the widget below.
Symptoms sneak up on pets, and oftentimes once more serious ones appear, significant dehydration has already hurt your precious pal. Learn more about this infection and all sorts of symptoms for people and pets when taking this quiz!Take the Quiz
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- Doggie lip lick decoded — Dog Time
- Francesca and Sharkey give us a lesson in tropical plants — The Daily Wag
- Somepuddy cat loves Pawbreakers — Pawesome
- Alopaw treats are beachy keen — Phetched
- The tale of squirrelly tails — New York Times
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If you still have the resealable package, check for a "Best By 3/24/12" date — those batches may be tainted so return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. To be on the safe side, if you're not sure when you bought the snacks and they look like this, discard and treat your pooch to something else instead.
Luckily no illnesses have been reported yet — the bacteria was caught in a routine FDA surveillance sampling — but be careful when handling the treats (to discard them), remove anything else they could have contaminated, and thoroughly clean any containers, too.