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ZAQ Dew Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser

ZAQ Diffuser Review and GIVEAWAY!


I was recently given the opportunity to review a ZAQ Dew Aromatherapy essential oil diffuser! (Even though the company gave me this diffuser, all opinions in this post are 100% mine, and thanks ZAQ! I’ve enjoyed the diffuser!) I’ve been interested in essential oils for awhile now and like the idea of my house smelling good, but with 2 kids ages 4 and under, candles just aren’t the safest option, if you know what I mean. So, when ZAQ offered to let me try a diffuser, I just couldn’t resist!


I’ve heard lots of great things about lavender essential oil so I knew as soon as I got my DEW diffuser in the mail, I had to try it out. See, I’ve got this baby who doesn’t want to sleep through the night yet and he’s pushing 15 months old… yeah, ouch, I know. BUT, I had read that lavender essential oil help calm and soothe and would help promote sleep and that diffusing it was one way to use the lavender oil. You could also go about making your own spray by putting it in a spray bottle and mixing it up… but that seems to be so much hassle for just a little bit of the smell at a time. I liked the idea of diffusing it continuously much better. About an hour before bedtime (and sometimes well before that if the kids are acting crazy!) I’ll start diffusing lavender essential oil in my Dew diffuser. It. Is. Wonderful.


Our floor plan is fairly open but this diffuser does a pretty good job of filling the space. I put it on a side table and we go about our business while its diffusing. The run time on the dew diffuser is 4 hours so it is perfect for an evening at home. And on the weekends, I fill it up more than once if we are home for stretches longer than 4 hours and I want to diffuser something yummy smelling :) Just make sure you don’t fill it up past the fill line (80ml) because I accidentally did that one night and it turned on but wouldn’t “smoke” and I finally figured out that I had just a tad too much water. But the diffuser comes with a little measuring cup that shows exactly how much water you will need so it shouldn’t be an issue. IMG_2567

The only thing I don’t like about this diffuser is that it won’t diffuse with no light. It has 3 light settings – one where it rotates colors (very cool looking!), the next where you can pause it on a certain color, and the last setting is a dark blue hue. If I could change just one thing about this diffuser it would be to have an additional setting where it would still diffuse with the light completely off, because when I put it in the baby’s room at night, I want it to be dark in there (remember, I’m trying to get him to sleep all night, not wake up and be able to do finger shadows on the wall!) and not have a lot of light. I’ve used the dark blue setting because that is that darkest that it will still diffuse, but I’d still love to see them come out with this same diffuser with that additional light setting. Otherwise, the light is pretty neat and I’ve gotten lots of compliments on it when we’ve had friends over. Plus, they love how awesome our house smells!

If you’re interested in this essential oil diffuser or others, check out the comparison guide on ZAQ’s website!

AND, ZAQ is giving away a diffuser! Just complete the entry form below to qualify!

Experiential Gifts and LivingSocial

experiential-gift-living-socialAre you tired of getting Dad a tie for Christmas (and birthday and Father’s Day!)? Are you running out of flavors (ok, ok, scents, but flavors sounds yummier, right?!) of matching lotion and body wash to get Mom? And, there’s always that family member that you can NEVER FIGURE OUT WHAT TO GET him/her for Christmas! We got the opportunity recently to talk with Elizabeth Hebda, LivingSocial shopper, about experiential gifts and we just couldn’t wait to share it with you! We also got some Deal Bucks in exchange for writing about our experience with LivingSocial and we can’t wait to tell you about the experiential gifts we decide to gift/get!

Experiential Gifts:

Before we talked to Elizabeth, we had an idea of what an experiential gift was but the basic idea is that an experiential gift is a different kind of gift, activity based, and focused more on making memories and having a good experience, rather than an object or a thing that you give someone. Experiential gifts can range from giving a mani/pedi to zip-lining through the largest zip line and ariel park! It seems as though, after looking through a lot of the gifts on LivingSocial, there are gifts for anyone and everyone! Choose from a trip to the local spa, a dinner with your girlfriends, hot yoga, Zumba, Crossfit, children’s art classes, segway tours, horseback riding lessons, tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters, flight lessons, photography classes, etc! Seriously, the list goes on and on! Since there is such a variety, there really is a gift for everyone on your list, and with the average price of an experiential gift on LivingSocial between $20 and $40, it really is a great gift option. 

The other awesome thing about buying a gift from LivingSocial is that you can literally buy right up until the last minute in order to have a gift ready for Christmas (or any other occasion!). You can send it electronically or print the voucher and wrap it up if you’re feeling a bit more traditional. And, if you’re interested in getting an experience instead of “stuff” this Christmas, then you can just casually reference your interests and activities into conversation. In talking with Elizabeth, it made me think that it really will take a shift in thinking to get experiential gifts on the radar, because we’re so used to giving “things” that we can wrap up and put under the tree, but honestly, what woman wouldn’t love a day at the spa?! And I bet all your macho men would eat up getting behind the wheel of a Nascar race car and zooming around the track. 

If you’d like to “meet” Elizabeth and hear a little bit more about experiential gifting and all that LivingSocial offers, check out her video.

We’d love to hear what your favorite experience gift from LivingSocial would be! Let us know in the comments!

VitaCost Coupon Code

vitacost-coupon-codeI’m excited to share a VitaCost coupon code with you for $10 off your first order at VitaCost. Plus, because it is Cyber Monday, they are offering 12% off your entire order! Just enter coupon code CYBER12. This Vitacost coupon code expires 12/2/14 at 9:00am EST.

Just go here and click the “unlock” button to get your $10 off coupon code and then don’t forget to get your 12% off!

I get vitamins and protein powder from Vita Cost, as well as non-GMO and organic foods. They have a whole selection of healthy foods and ingredients to choose from and the prices are really really good! Some of the Bob’s Red Mill products are almost half the cost that they would be in the store!

Apple iPad Mini 2 16GB $224.99 Shipped (Reg. $299)


Apple iPad Mini 2 16GB $224.99 Shipped (Reg. $299)

Calling all of you with an Apple iPad Mini 2 16GB on your Christmas list this year. There is currently a *HOT* deal on the Apple iPad Mini 2 16GB at Pick up the Apple iPad Mini for $224.99 (Reg. $299.99) + Free Shipping. If you want this deal on the iPad Mini you better run on over here before it’s too late! Please know that this is a HOT deal and will go quickly.

For more Black Friday Deals and Christmas Steals & Deals we have been posting here on A Penny Filled Pantry go here.

Please let us know if this disappears so we can let our readers know! Thanks!

Thanks, Hip2Save!

Red Lobster Gift Cards

red-lobster-gift-card-dealThe Red Lobster gift cards deal is here in time for the holidays! This is just one of the other bonus gift card promo deals we’ve posted about recently! If you don’t know, the way a bonus gift card promotion works is that if you purchase a set amount (usually $25, $50, or $100) in gift cards from a restaurant you will get a certain amount in gift cards or coupons back for FREE! There are usually some stipulations with the free gift card, but HEY, free money is free money, right?! You can buy the gift card to give as a Christmas present, and keep the bonus gift card for yourself! They never have to know you got a little something extra for giving them an awesome gift:) Red Lobster for the win!

Red Lobster Gift Cards Promo:

The way the Red Lobster bonus gift card promotion works is that if you purchase $25 in ONLINE Red Lobster gift cards, you will get a $5 Bonus Coupon back! A Bonus Coupon is your bonus gift card that you get just for purchasing $25 in gift cards and is valid off of your purchase of 2 adult entrees. The Bonus coupon must be used between January 1st and February 1st. You have to purchase the gift cards online by December 31st in order to receive the bonus coupon. 

I love getting coupons just for buying something I’ll probably already buy anyways! Especially if it means I won’t have to do the dishes! :)

Find a Red Lobster location near you but don’t forget to buy your gift cards online

If you like this deal about the Red Lobster gift cards, you’ll probably like our other posts on bonus gift card deals this holiday season. 

Comment below with your favorite Red Lobster dish, and you can take me with you to use your bonus coupon (this is me giggling). But seriously, I love Red Lobster. I’ll go with you. For real.