12 Strong In Theaters January 19th + Reader Giveaway

Just the other day I saw a commercial for 12 Strong and was instantly intrigued. I’m not usually into war movies, but this one sounds incredible. Plus, it’s a true story! It’s set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team was chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. 12 Strong will be released this Friday, January 19th!

12 STRONG is one of the great unknown stories of American valor. Twelve brave U.S. soldiers dropped everything and ventured into an unknown land, outnumbered 5,000 to 1 to complete one of the most successful special forces missions of all time. However, they had to use the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers rather than state-of-the-art warfare to battle the heavily-armed Taliban. This is the amazing story of these 12 heroes and the families who wondered if they would come home alive.

I find it absolutely fascinating that these soldiers had to use horses instead of the technologically advanced vehicles we’re used to seeing the military use these days! This movie is rated R for war violence and language throughout.

Get a sneak peek with the official trailer:



Get your tickets HERE!

You can also check out the movie’s official pages:

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Giveaway: One lucky Chic ‘n Savvy reader will win 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers book and two (2) Fandango e-gift cards to see 12 Strong in theaters! If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 1/30/18. Gift card ticket value up to $12 each. Good luck!

12 Strong Book + Fandango e-Gift Card Giveaway

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Warner Bros. Pictures. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! DVD Giveaway

Hop inside the Mystery Machine and hit the road with Scooby-Doo and the gang, in Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Season 1 Part 2 available in stores January 16, 2018 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. This DVD release features another exciting 13 episodes from the hit animated series!

In Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Season 1 Part 2, high school ends and summer vacation begins for the Scooby-Doo gang. Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, Fred and Scooby-Doo set out on a road trip in search of fun and adventure. Along the way, they share plenty of laughs and good times but that’s not all! Scooby-Doo and his pals tackle some of the biggest and most baffling mysteries they’ve ever come across.

As their excursion continues, the Mystery Inc. gang stop at several spooky destinations. The teens visit an old prison known as “The Vault,” which is haunted by the ghost of a man who once tried to escape from its confines. They board a flight on Air Gigantica, a plane that’s tormented by a gremlin. The hijinks continue in the bayous of New Orleans, where the gang encounters a swamp monster. Next on the route is a visit to a ski resort where Scooby-Doo and his pals confront a snow monster. These and several other escapades are featured on this fun-filled release. It’s a memorable journey the Mystery Inc. gang won’t soon forget and fans won’t want to miss!

“Viewers love this fresh, new version of Scooby-Doo! It’s a clever and highly entertaining twist on the original. The show’s cutting-edge animation appeals to kids while adults enjoy its wit and humor. Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! offers something for everyone,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. She added, “We’re delighted to release more episodes of this fun, new series on DVD.”

Reader Giveaway: Three lucky Chic ‘n Savvy readers will each win Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Season 1 Part 2 on DVD. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 2/5/18. Good luck!

Be Cool, Scooby Doo! DVD Giveaway

iTunes Gift Card Giveaway + 5 FREE Movies for Everyone

It’s hard to believe that it’s January already and we are into a BRAND NEW YEAR!! Are you excited about the new year? Was 2017 pretty “meh” and you’re ready to move on? Do you have big goals about what you want to accomplish in 2018? I’m excited about the new year AND excited about our fun Jeepers It’s January iTunes Gift Card Giveaway!

One of our favorite things to get from iTunes is MOVIES!! But since it’s not the only place we get digital movies, it’s not always convenient to find where each of our movies is stores. Enter Movies Anywhere, a website and app that offers one (just one!) home for all of your purchased movies, with one-click access to your digital libraries. Plus, for a limited time you’ll get five FREE movies when you sign up for Movies Anywhere!

Not convinced that this is for you? Check this out:

It’s FREE. There is no subscription fee; you only pay for the movies you purchase or have purchased. You can purchase movies in Movies Anywhere, but if you purchase them elsewhere they will also load into your Movies Anywhere account. More on that…

It instantly collects ALL your movies. When you link your current accounts to Movies Anywhere, you’ll see them all in one place. You can link your iTunes, VUDU, Google Play, and Amazon accounts and voila – there all of your digital movies are! You can also add digital codes from movies you own, so go scour your Blu-ray/DVD cabinet to see if there are any codes you’ve missed in the past.

You can watch your movies anywhere. (Hence the name, right?) Seriously, though, whether you’re on your computer, your smart phone, your tablet, or even your TV (via a Roku, Chromecast, or other similar device), you’ll be able to pull up your movies as long as you have an Internet connection. Some devices are also able to download movies for offline viewing.

They’ll keep you posted on new stuff. Movies Anywhere will bring new releases to you as soon as they’re available (if you want to purchase them) along with special offers and sneak-peek access to exclusive bonus content.

Remember, for a limited time you’ll get five FREE movies when you sign up for Movies Anywhere! Connect with one digital retailer to receive Ghostbusters (2016) and Ice Age, and connect with a second digital retailer to receive Big Hero 6, The Lego Movie, and Jason Bourne. Movies subject to change. Void where prohibited.

Reader Giveaway: One lucky reader will win a $15 iTunes giveaway that you can use to download the latest music, movies, TV shows, games, apps and more. You can use it on your Mac PC, iPhone or iPad. (Or save it to use as a birthday gift for those hard-to-buy for teens and young adults!)

To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 PM ET on 01/17/2018. You can come back every day for extra entries! Good luck!

iTunes Gift Card Giveaway

Also be sure to enter our Be Cool, Scooby-Doo Giveaway! There will be THREE winners!

Want to enter to win lots more awesome prizes? Visit everyone in the Jeepers It’s January Blog Hop Event! Hop along to each blog for your chance to win awesome prizes! Just click the button below to see them all! Don’t forget to come back daily for bonus entries.

Treat Your Dog for the Holidays Reader Giveaway

Is your dog an important part of your family? Ours sure is. He is a big sweetie who is always looking for lots of love and attention. We care about him and always want to make sure he is happy!

Beneful dog food is made with good-for-your-dog ingredients like real meats and vitamin-rich veggies, offering lots of different tastes and textures to nourish both inside and out. With different varieties, Beneful has something for every dog, from little puppies ready to grow to small dogs to healthy adults.

Beneful has lots of varieties, flavors and types with everything from dry food, to wet food to treats. You can see lots of Beneful varieties HERE.


Reader Giveaway: One lucky Chic ‘n Savvy reader will win coupons for FREE Beneful dog food! The coupons include two coupons for 10 oz tubs of wet food and two coupons for a 3.5 lob bag of any variety of Beneful dog food! To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 12/18/17. Good luck! (Note: Coupons expire 12/31/17, so winner will need to redeem ASAP.)

Save $5.00 on one (1) bag of Purina® Beyond® brand dry dog food, any size, any variety.

Dog Food Holiday Giveaway

Spread Holiday Cheer with Sweet’N Low’s Prize Pack Sweepstakes + Giveaway!

Holiday parties and gatherings typically mean lots of sweet treats, right? Of course, you can enjoy all of those fun goodies and keep your waistline in mind by using a zero-calorie sweetener like Sweet’N Low as you put together your favorite holiday beverages.

Sweet’N Low has also launched a national sweepstakes to spread holiday cheer! Enter the sweepstakes on Sweet’N Low’s Facebook page for a chance to win two prize packs – one for yourself and one for a loved one.

The sweepstakes has daily and weekly winners, plus one grand prize winner who will receive the ultimate holiday package for themselves and another to share with a lucky friend. Other prizes include gift cards, single brew Keurig coffee makers, premium glassware, smoothie makers, and much more.

You can also visit their Facebook page for some delicious seasonal recipes like these:

Gingerbread Coffee


  • ½ cup ground coffee
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • 2 packets Sweet’N Low zero calorie sweetener
  • ¼ cup fat-free half and half


In filter basket combine coffee, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves and brew coffee with 4 cups water. Divide between 2 coffee cups and stir in Sweet’N Low and half and half.

Hot Chocolate Mix


  • 5 packets Sweet’N Low zero calorie sweetener
  • 1 cup powdered milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 6 oz. hot water


Combine 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa, 1 cup powdered milk, and 5 packets Sweet’N Low in a small bowl; mix well. Pour into an 8-ounce mason jar. To prepare a cup, put 4 heaping teaspoons into a mug, add 6 oz. of hot water, and stir well.

Reader Giveaway: Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Visa gift card, courtesy of Sweet’N Low! To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 12/11/17. Good luck!

$25 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Check out this delicious Gingerbread Coffee recipe! It's the perfect beverage for a cold winter morning!