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I was given the opportunity to try out a variety of items from LEVEL Life foods and I am excited to share my experience and some facts about the products. I am a snack lover, that’s for sure– and I always opt for the quick to grab, yet most unhealthy snack bars including candy. As a new Mom, a blogger and someone who works full time outside of the home, I am in the need of quick, easy to grab snacks. Also, I find times where I forget to eat or get too busy where I can’t eat (no excuse right?) so I need to have something handy. 

LEVEL Life offers a range of products and a simple step-by-step lifestyle program for people who refuse to let diabetes get in their way! I am not personally diabetic but I have family members that are. I have seen the struggle for myself and know that having healthy snacks on hand is important to diabetics. I gave most of these foods to my Dad, and I knew that he would be excited about them– he will try anything but knowing that they’re made for diabetics, he will surely be happy. 

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We were sent a variety of products from LEVEL Life to try including LEVEL Life Bars, Glucose gels and Protein Shakes. I was excited to see some popular and delicious sounding flavors like chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. My husband and I kept some of the strawberry and vanilla and passed along the chocolate to my Dad. 

The LEVEL Life Glucose Gels are great for on the go blood sugar support. They are fast acting and better tasting than some of the other glucose products out there. The 15-gram glucose gels are great for raising blood sugar fast when you’re low and are easy to carry and open. While these are great for lows, there are times when you may want just wanting a snack throughout the day. The founder of LEVEL foods, Ethan, stated that he found himself wanting snacks to help him maintain throughout the day and he couldn’t find any options that had the right balance of sugar, carbs, protein and fiber to keep his blood sugar stable and fight off hunger. My Dad said that these were delicious and that they truly were easy to access when he needed something healthy and something to help if his blood sugar got too low.

The LEVEL Life bars and shakes are high in protein and low in carbs and sugar to fight hunger and support healthy blood sugar as well as being low glycemic and gluten free! We loved the shakes and so did my Dad. I loved the vanilla shakes, Garrett loved the strawberry and my Dad loved the chocolate of course! My favorite bars were the caramel chocolately peanut– yum! 

Overall, these products are great additions to the shopping list for those who live with diabetes. I know that I will be grabbing some more of these items for my Dad. 

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I have the awesome opportunity to give ONE This N That with Olivia reader a $60 Prize Pack from LEVEL Foods. To enter, simply complete the entries on the Giveaway Tools below! No purchase necessary to enter. The winner will be selected randomly and will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or the prize will be forfeited. The giveaway is open to the Continental US only who are 18+. The giveaway will be open from 22 November 2014 at 12:01AM EST to 06 December 2014 at 11:59PM EST. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by, endorsed, or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media. It is against Twitters rules to use multiple accounts or create new accounts to increase your chances of winning; therefore, you may use only ONE Twitter account to enter this giveaway. Anyone found using multiple Twitter accounts to increase their chances of winning will be disqualified. This N That with Olivia is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

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Disclosue: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

We love watching movies together at home– it is much more comfortable (and cost efficient) to rent a movie or watch something we already have together! We do like going out for a treat to the movie theater, for that experience that is only available in a theater! Does this sound like you too? If so, you’re going to LOVE this new LG TV available for the Holiday Season!

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Best Buy has a new TV on sale this Holiday Season that can provide the life-like, theatrical experience and quality that I look for! The LG OLED TV is the ultimate photo and screen display on the market.

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Discover LG OLED TV – The Ultimate Display!

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The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here.

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Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

LG  55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

  • Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.
  • 4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
  • Super thin design (consider how to show visually)
  • Find content faster with webOS 

Best Buy’s everyday price of is $3,499.99 (save $500). 

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Be sure to visit Best Buy this holiday season and find all the items for yourself and your family, including this amazing LG OLED TV! 

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Shopping online is something that I LOVE to do! I work full time outside of the home, blog, have some direct sales businesses and I am a new Mom- phew! Top Cash Back is a site that I frequent as they offer cash back at the stores I shop at online– what a great way to save money and make a little bit just shopping for gifts! Check out the details and enter to win the awesome giveaway.

This holiday season you can get paid when you shop online! TopCashBack offers the highest payouts out of all the other options out there.

TopCashback.com is the USA’s only full-commission-giving cashback and coupon codes portal and is completely free to join and use. It passes 100% of the commission rate retailers pay it – to advertise their products and services – back to its members. In three years consumers have collectively saved more than $10 million in cashback rebates through one million transactions. In fact, each month half a million transactions pass through the company globally; that’s one person every five seconds who relies on us to save them money.

TopCashback.com includes more than 3,400 retailers (from big names to smaller, niche online sellers) plus a large range of coupon codes. So confident in its offerings, it even has a Rebate Rate Match Promise to ensure it provides consumers with the highest cashback rate available online. Enjoy Happy Holidays with TopCashback!

Shopping online is a great option! You may find better deals when you shop online and many times there are coupon codes to get an additional discount. Plus you can usually get free shipping, which means you don’t spend money on gas and you don’t have to take your kids shopping.

How to earn cash back.

  1. Create an account with TopCashBack.com
  2. Search for the store you want to shop at online
  3. Click “Cash Back” This will also let you know if there are any coupon codes available.
  4. Click “Get Cash Back Now” an it will bring you to the website.

Your cash back will show up in your account within a few days and you can cash out! Save up all the cash back and buy yourself something nice after the holidays! It is really easy – and worth the extra step!

You can cash out at anytime!! You don’t have to wait to get to a certain balance – you can cash out when you have $1! You can earn a percentage back from TopCashBack and you will also get rewards from your Credit Card! it’s like double dipping on the savings!

Another bonus – You can order online and pick it up in-store and still get the cash back!

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Through the end of November, when you join and make a purchase you will get a $10 cash bonus! Plus if you refer your friends, you will get $10 for each friend that joins and makes a purchase.

Here’s some examples of the cash back you will receive:

  • Target.com – up to 5%
  • Amazon – up to 8%
  • Orbitz.com – 7% cash back or $40 when you book a cruise!
  • Kohls – 4%
  • Old Navy – 4%
  • Bed Bath & Beyond – 4%
  • GNC – Up to 12%
  • Disney Store – 5%

TopCashBack is giving away a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Just enter below for your chance to win. (You can earn up to 8% cash back at Amazon.com!)

This information has been provided by SavingYouDinero.com and TopCashBack.

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This past year we took  a short vacation to Virginia Beach to celebrate our anniversary and the last vacation with just Garrett and I before Liam arrived. We love vacation, and are planning our next one with friends! There are so many places that I want to visit and I hope that we can get around to the sights I want to see and visit– especially now that Liam is here. One place I’ve never been but cannot wait to take Liam is Disney in Florida– Garrett has been before but I never have! :)

Who doesn’t love to travel right? My family and I love to go on road trips to see family during the holidays, but putting all those miles on the car can be a drag, so we like to rent a car for our road trips! Finding a good rental company is essential to having a great trip. You want to be able to save money without sacrificing service right!?

That is where National Travel Deals comes in! National Travel Deals is a USA-based (Tampa, Florida) corporation that offers car rental services in 125 countries and more than 20,000 locations around the world. Through car rental supply agreements with major car rental companies and the Company’s ability to negotiate discount prices through booking volumes, National Travel Deals is quickly becoming the price leader in online travel services!

This Holiday season National Travel Deals wants to give you the chance to win some great prizes to start your holiday season off right! Even if you don’t win you still do because National Travel Deals is offering a discount on their wonderful services by using PROMO CODE: “HOLIDAY” for additional 5% off your total! Click here to save on your next car rental.

Here are the prizes being offered in the National Travel Deals Giveaway:

There are going to be 6 winners total for this giveaway, so that’s 6 chances to win! How awesome is that!?

1 – One – One WEEK Rental (one winner)-Standard Size Car (Continental U.S. – Restrictions may apply)

2 – Two – Three Day Rentals (2 winners)-Standard Size Car (Continental U.S. – Restrictions may apply)

3 – Three – Three $50 Gift Cards (3 Winners – $150 total)

If you are ready to enter to win these awesome prizes, enter using the form below and good luck!

This information is brought to you by SavingYouDinero.com and NationalTravelDeals.com.

Janie Bee is a part of our Holiday Gift Guide! Check out the review of Janie Bee Nap Mats posted on This N That with Olivia! Then, come on back to enter to win a Janie Bee Nap Mat for yourself! :)

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About Janie Bee: 

From a very young age, Rene’ Harmon was taught to quilt and sew by her grandmother. With a desire to create a piece that was not only unique and beautiful, Janiebee Quilted Nap Mats are made to last and are the safest, thickest nap mats available. Constructed from only the finest materials and made in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA, Janiebee Nap Mats will provide lasting comfort for your little one, wash after wash, year after year, memory by memory.
 

One lucky winner will win their choice of a Janie Bee Nap Mat!! 

Giveaway is open to US residents 18+ and will run from Nov 18-28. Winner will be emailed and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Wait for the Giveaway Tools to load and enter below. Good luck!

Have I told you that I LOVE personalized items? Although the name Olivia is popular now,when I was growing up  I couldn’t find anything with my name on it. I was the only Olivia in my class, let alone my school– now I hear the name Olivia everywhere. I still find it hard to find things with my name on it including personalized Christmas ornaments, keychains, pens, etc. When I do find both my name and my husband’s name I snatch them up…. he thinks I’m crazy sometimes. ;)

Personalized gifts are the way to go in my book– I love giving and receiving them! There is just something about a monogrammed gift that means a lot to me ;). That’s where Isabelle Grace Jewelry comes in, “Isabelle Grace Jewelry is all about accessories that are effortless, elegant and timeless. And because we believe in quality as much as looking good, each earring, necklace and bracelet is made by hand, right here in the USA. There’s no assembly line, no mass production. Instead, our designs are made of the best materials and expertly crafted by people who love making beautiful things. And that will never go out of style.”

necklaceI was sent the above Monogrammed Pendant Necklace from Isabelle Grace Jewelry to review! It is beautiful and my initials are in an elegant font ;). The first thing I noticed is the way that the necklace was wrapped in a nice little bag with a care card inside as well as the necklace in a plastic bag with an “Isabelle Grace” tag on it! This came ready for gift giving. The pendant is the perfect size as well, not too big and not too small and the chain is the perfect length. I wore it the day that I got it and received some compliments when Liam and I were out running errands. I LOVE how the chain connects to the monogrammed disc, so that the disc doesn’t constantly spin around, it is great and easy to wear. The silver will go with everything I wear, my perfect kind of jewelry- versatile. 

Isabelle Grace Jewelry’s recently-launched JUST4ME Mondays program which highlights one item that newsletter subscribers can purchase for a significant discount using a code at checkout. 

The beautiful Monogram Pendant is on sale for ONLY $58, regular $110 which is a 47% savings! This beautiful, high polish monogram pendant measures 3/4 of an inch and can be personalized with 3 initials. In the typical monogram tradition, the last name initials in the center, the left initial is the first name, and the right initial is the middle name. Available in sterling silver, 18 kt gold, or rose gold over sterling silver, this gorgeous necklace is sure to become your go-to everyday staple necklace! 

Additionally, the Side Initial Necklace is on sale for 50% off this week too! The regular price is $58, but with the special coupon code, it is only $29! Show off your individual style with our Side Initial Necklace, a unique twist on the traditional initial necklace. A great piece for layering with other necklaces. Available in Sterling Silver, 18kt Gold or Rose Gold over Sterling Silver.

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To order at this discounted price, you’ll want to add this beautiful Monogram Pendant Necklace or the Side Initial Necklace to your cart and use the code JUST4ME at checkout, that will get you the amazing 47% OR 50% savings. It’s time to get some Christmas gifts out of the way, what a great gift. Hurry as this sale is only valid from November 17-23 on the Monogram Pendant Necklace OR the Side Initial Necklace! 

About Isabelle Grace Jewelry:

Isabelle Grace Jewelry that offers elegant, simple, unique, and customizable pieces inspired by the most important things in life: family, children, and love. Most of the pieces can be personalized with names, dates, and meaningful phrases on the charms, and you can also choose the type of stone and metal used. The line’s personalized necklaces have been worn and loved by many celebrity stars – including Victoria Justice, Katherine Heigl, Tori Spelling, Nicole Sullivan, Courtney Mazza, Christina Milian, and Kristin Dos Santos. Visit IsabelleGraceJewelry.com to see the entire collection.“At Isabelle Grace Jewelry, we believe in the beauty and integrity of all of our handmade pieces.  All Isabelle Grace Jewelry pieces are made in the USA by local artisans using recycled metals whenever possible.  There is no assembly line; no mass production.  We are proud to be a part of your story- all jewelry is personalized to you; made consciously by us.” – Claudia Montez, founder Isabelle Grace Jewelry.

 

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I have the awesome opportunity to give ONE This N That with Olivia reader a Monogram Pendant Necklace. To enter, simply complete the entries on the Rafflecopter below! No purchase necessary to enter. The winner will be selected randomly and will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or the prize will be forfeited. The giveaway is open to the Continental US only who are 18+. The giveaway will be open from 17 November 2014 at 12:01AM EST to 30 November 2014 at 11:59PM EST. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by, endorsed, or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media. It is against Twitters rules to use multiple accounts or create new accounts to increase your chances of winning; therefore, you may use only ONE Twitter account to enter this giveaway. Anyone found using multiple Twitter accounts to increase their chances of winning will be disqualified. This N That with Olivia is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

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I am excited to partner with ThinkFun to bring you this fun review of two of their most popular games and a giveaway of the winner’s choice! 

About ThinkFun

ThinkFun was founded in 1985 by husband and wife team Bill Ritchie and Andrea Barthello.  Bill was a born puzzler, so defining his dream company was no challenge, but the 80’s were a tough time for toy companies. Retailers were moving away from games, and the Rubik’s Cube, which had broken through in the mass market, was losing popularity.

No stranger to a challenge, Andrea vividly remembers the day she pulled up in their driveway and declared, “We can do this!”  In the early years, Bill and Andrea’s basement served as assembly line, home office, and distribution center, and our first product, the Hexadecimal Puzzle, was born right out of that basement!

Despite humble beginnings, Bill and Andrea founded ThinkFun, originally called Binary Arts, with a noble mission, “To translate the brilliant ideas of the craziest mathematicians, engineers and inventors into simple toys that can be appreciated by boys and girls around the world.”  We still believe this today.

Over the years, we have strengthened our commitment to creating products that naturally inspire learning, spark creativity, and build problem solving through play.  We continue to push into new frontiers with mobile apps, online games, global education programs, even brain research… all this and we’re STILL creating incredibly fun, innovative new games!

ThinkFun was founded with a dream that we could change the world through play, and at 25 years young, we are living that dream.  Today, ThinkFun is a respected global company represented in over 60 countries and translated into over 20 languages.  We’re thrilled to welcome you into the ThinkFun family and hope you’ll join us in new adventures!

This N That with Olivia was sent 2 games– Gravity Maze and Robot Turtles! We are always looking for unique and educational gift ideas for my nieces and nephews but have a hard time finding something that they may enjoy! 

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Robot Turtles: The Game for Little Programmers!

A Fun Way to Learn to Code! The most backed board game in Kickstarter history sneakily teaches preschoolers the fundamentals of programming, from coding to functions, while making silly turtle noises! Before you know it, your little one will be writing computer games rather than just playing them!
 
Ages:  4 and up
Players:  2 – 5
Features: 
  • Game Board
  • 4 Robot Turtle Tiles
  • 4 Jewel Tiles
  • 36 Obstacle Tiles
  • 4 Bug Tiles
  • 4 Code Card Decks (44 Cards Each)

Are you looking for a way to get your kid’s minds going?! This game will teach them programming early on– starting at age 4 and is fun for all ages, including adults. You see, the concept of this game is to get the turtles to reach their “jewel tile” in the middle of the board. The child chooses a card and the direction they’d like their turtle to move and then the adult playing actually makes the moves and fun turtle sounds. The older the child the more obstacles that can be added to make the game a little more challenging. This game is awesome for those little minds that love to be creative! 
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 Gravity Maze: A Marble Run for Braniacs!

This gravity powered logic maze is sure to put your visual perception and reasoning skills to the test. The colorful, translucent towers can be arranged in a plethora of visually stimulating structures but, for each challenge, you’ll have to think carefully to build a path that will successfully carry your marble to its target. 60 challenges, ranging in difficulty, will give you plenty of creative building time while you maneuver the maze in your mind!
 
Ages:  8 to adult
Players: Single player
 
Features: 
  • 1 Game Grid
  • 10 Gravity Maze Towers
  • 3 Marbles
  • 60 Challenges from Beginner to Expert
  • Instructions

Fun!! This game is a single player game that takes concentration and creativity in order to get your marble to the target!! Although this games starts at age 8, it is fun for adults too. There are many challenges ranging in difficulty to keep you and your family entertained for hours. This game is colorful, and definitely something to keep your brain moving. My Grandmother loves games like Sudoku to keep her ‘brain sharp’ so I know she would love this game, as it takes concentration and thought in order to make your marble reach the target!

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I have the awesome opportunity to give ONE This N That with Olivia reader their choice of Gravity Maze or Robot Turtles. To enter, simply complete the entries on the Giveaway Tools below! No purchase necessary to enter. The winner will be selected randomly and will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or the prize will be forfeited. The giveaway is open to the Continental US only who are 18+. The giveaway will be open from 16 November 2014 at 12:01AM EST to 30 November 2014 at 11:59PM EST. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by, endorsed, or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media. It is against Twitters rules to use multiple accounts or create new accounts to increase your chances of winning; therefore, you may use only ONE Twitter account to enter this giveaway. Anyone found using multiple Twitter accounts to increase their chances of winning will be disqualified. This N That with Olivia is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 
 

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Welcome to This N That with Olivia’s Baby Gift Guide!

Are you a Mom-t0-Be or New Mom? Or maybe even someone looking for a perfect gift for the Mom-to-Be? This N That with Olivia’s Baby Gift Guide will feature products from the best baby brands out there in the form of reviews and sometimes giveaways. Our first little one, Liam Wesley arrived on September 22, 2014 – a few weeks earlier than his due date of October 1, 2014. We’ve been searching for the best baby products for our little boy all through my pregnancy and have already featured some in our Gift Guide! 

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We are excited to work with Prince Lionheart and bring you an awesome product review of their Everywhere playMAt!

About Prince Lionheart:

“Prince Lionheart is a family-owned and operated business that was started by their parents in 1973 in their grandparents’ garage. Prince Lionheart started with handmade rocking horses that their Dad would cut and their Mom would decorate. During those long hours in the garage, their parents set down three core beliefs upon which the company was to be founded: quality, innovation and outstanding service.

Although times have changed in the past three decades, and that old garage has been replaced by a state of the art manufacturing facility in Santa Maria, CA, their parents still remain an integral part of Prince Lionheart, and they are proud to say that their parent’s commitment to the core beliefs has never waned. Now that they each have families of their own, they know, firsthand, how critical it is for a product to be useful, high in quality and reliable. This is why they strive so hard to ensure each and every one of the products delivers the very best in their category.”

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The Everywhere playMAT is a great gift idea for that little one in your life. “Finally, a well-designed playMAT that lasts through the developmental stages of your child! Our play MATS have been designed to cushion and delight babies during tummy time, entertain toddlers for play time, and encourage young learners of all ages to engage and explore. Search for the hidden characters, count the creatures, sound out letters, or master the road rules: the only limit is their imagination!” We were sent on to check out and I was immediately impressed- it truly is a playMat made to last, that’s for sure! This thing is huge measuring in at 6.56FT x 4.9FT x 8mm! I LOVE that it folds and adjusts to narrow & big, or wide & small spaces– you can use it all the way open or folded in different ways. No, Liam cannot play with all of the features, like the zoo or the car side, but he can lay on it for “Tummy Time” and just time to talk to us! It offers a nice alternative padding from the couch for him and Garrett and I can lay next to him and chat away! “The Everywhere playMAT offers all of the features of their other beloved playMATs, but now parents and babies on the move can take the adventure with them.  This water resistant mat shields them from unfamiliar territory and the double-sided city/zoo motifs engage them at play. They can count the hidden characters and master the rules of the road.  Great for tummy time, picnics, the beach, grandma’s house, an older sibling’s ball game, or family time; the Everywhere playMAT folds back into its “take-it-with-you” case (included) every time!  Easy to clean and easy to pack—the Everywhere playMAT makes playtime anything but flat.”

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Check out all of the ways you can use this awesome playMAT!! It’s a zoo on one side and a city on the other– what a great gift! This mat is very well made, easy to fold and unfold and padded for nice play! I LOVE how colorful it is which makes it helpful for Liam as he is starting to really concentrate on things that are colorful. We LOVE our Everywhere playMAT and I cannot wait for Liam to get a little older so him and Daddy can play cars on it ;). 

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I have the awesome opportunity to give ONE This N That with Olivia reader a Prince Lionheart Everywhere playMAT. To enter, simply complete the entries on the Giveaway Tools below! No purchase necessary to enter. The winner will be selected randomly and will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or the prize will be forfeited. The giveaway is open to the Continental US only who are 18+. The giveaway will be open from 15 November 2014 at 12:01AM EST to 29 November 2014 at 11:59PM EST. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by, endorsed, or affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media. It is against Twitters rules to use multiple accounts or create new accounts to increase your chances of winning; therefore, you may use only ONE Twitter account to enter this giveaway. Anyone found using multiple Twitter accounts to increase their chances of winning will be disqualified. This N That with Olivia is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

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