The First Ever Inauguration App!

BY: - 17 Jan '13 | Products

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In addition to President Obama making history as the first African American President, his second inauguration will make history for being the very first inauguration to have it’s very own smartphone app! The Presidential Inauguration committee announced on Tuesday that ‘Official Inaugural 2013 App’ is available for download.

The app will feature the official schedule of events in Washington and connect users with news bloggers keeping them totally informed. It can also be synced with Facebook, Twitter, and email. The app will provide livestream video of the inaugural events including the swearing-in ceremony on Monday January 21st. The app will also allow users to search for event access points, first aid and information booths, food stations, volunteer opportunities, and portable bathroom locations.

Steve Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Inaugural Committee, said in a statement the app is for Americans across the country to share in this moment in history. “Whether you’re in Washington, D.C. or any other part of the nation, there are plenty of ways to be involved in the inauguration through this app,” Kerrigan said. To document this amazing event, the app will also feature exclusive behind the scenes photographs and video.

Know before you go! If you are attending or even thinking of attending the swearing-in ceremony, this app is a must. The ‘Official Inaugural 2013 App’ is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download the app. It’s FREE!

Happy Travels!

BMWK, would you use an app made especially for the Presidential Inauguration?

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Kirstin Fuller wrote 285 articles on this blog.

Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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Giveaway: Stock-up Your Pantry as General Mills Celebrates Giving $500M to Schools

BY: - 21 Jan '13 | Giveaways

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Last week, General Mills announced that it’s Box Tops for Education program has raised over $5oo Million for schools. This program started with Box Tops on the Cheerios boxes only and has now grown to 240 participating brands with over 90,000 K-8 schools enrolled in the program.  The average school earns around $900 in the program.  But, there are some schools that are earning up to $20,000.

In a time where school budgets are being cut, this program has become more and more important to schools as they use this additional funding to help improve the educational experience for the kids.

School budget cuts have made the program more and more important over the years as it provides unrestricted cash to help schools with their basic operating needs and programs that would not be possible otherwise, such as field trips, textbooks, musical instruments, playground equipment, classroom technology and arts and cultural programming.

Participating in Box Tops is as easy as clipping box tops off of products that you have purchased and submitting them to your child’s school.   And with over 240 participating brands in the program….you almost sure to have many of the products already in your pantry.

And in celebration of reaching more than $500 million to schools since the program started in 1996, Box Tops for Education® and its popular brand partners will stock-up the shelves of  one lucky BMWK reader with some of the most trusted household brands.

Filled with delicious and nutritious snacks and meal solutions, home organizing and cleaning products and cost-cutting coupons, the Pantry Stock Up gift pack includes:

“The Winner is Wild Orchad”

  • New Peanut Butter Toast Crunch® cereal
  • Nature Valley® Chewy Trail Mix Dark Chocolate Cherry and Protein Salted Caramel
  • Fiber One® Protein Bars
  •  Progresso® Recipe Starters
  • Food Should Taste Good® Chips
  • Green Giant Fresh® Box Tops for Education pencil pouch
  • Hamburger Helper® Sweet & Sour Chicken and Parmesan Crusted Chicken
  • Betty Crocker® Mac & Cheese and Au Gratin potatoes
  • Kleenex® wallet pack and 184 count box
  • Scott® toilet paper (4 roll) and paper towel roll
  • Avery® dry erase weekly calendar
  • Ziploc® bowls and bags
  • Yoplait® Frozen Yogurt free product coupon

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  • Leave a comment below letting us know what products from the list above that you look forward to using.

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  • Tweet:  To celebrate giving schools over $500 M @BTFE & @blackandmarried are going to Stock-up your pantry. http://bit.ly/10Biqt1 #giveaway #boxtops    (Leave us a comment letting us know you did this) (You can do this multiple times just leave us a comment with a link to each tweet)
  • Blog about our contest and link back to this page (Leave us a comment letting us know you did this)

Rules:

  1. Each comment will serve as an entry.
  2. This contest ends on Sunday January 27, 2013 at 11:59PM EST.
  3. One winner will be randomly selected via random.org and we’ll post the winner on this article by Wednesday August 3, 2011.
  4. Winners will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected so check back to see if you’ve won.
  5. Must be a US resident to win.

Disclosure: Lamar and I are paid spokesbloggers for the Box Tops For Education program. We will be providing information and stories throughout the school year in hopes of encouraging our community to take advantage of the millions of dollars that are being given to schools across the country each year. All opinions expressed are our very own.  Information, products and promotional items have been provided by General Mills and Box Tops for Education and its program partners.

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Ronnie Tyler wrote 475 articles on this blog.

Ronnie Tyler is the co-creator of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com and co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing. The proud mom of 4 has been selected by Parenting Magazine as a Must-Read Mom and is one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Bloggers.

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