Nov 25

Mini-Movie “The Competition” ~ #MINIONS Available on Digital HD NOW & Blu-ray/DVD on Dec. 8th!

~ Mini-Movie “The Competition” ~

Two Minions compete in a series of escalating games in which both are doomed to lose in the all new mini-movie “Competition” in celebration of the upcoming release of MINIONS on Digital HD NOW and on Blu-ray & DVD on 12/8.

While waiting for their premier to release, the Minions have been out on tour!

Minions Mayhem at NASCAR Ford Championship Weekend
– Homestead-Miami Speedway: November 22, 2015

The Minions hung out with celebrities, including grand marshal and Today Show host Hoda Kotb, Zachary Levi (who sang the national anthem), NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Austin Dillon, Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman, Clint Boyer, Ty Dillon, Justin Allgaier and Trevor Bayne, Nickelodeon “Every Witch Way” star Elizabeth Elias and more….


Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images For Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

My kids have been waiting for a full feature film all about Minions. My 19 year old is completely obsessed with Minions and the cuteness factor can overwhelm her at times. She is jumping up and down, biting at the bit waiting for Dec. 8th to come along so she can run right out and purchase!  But until then, here is a Minions Min-Movie to keep your sanity in check while you wait!

To find out more about the Minions and their Mini Movies, check out the Press Release below!








“Minions are back and even better!” – Dave Morales, FOX TV

Universal City, California, October 6, 2015 – The breakout stars the world fell in love with in Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me global film franchise headline their own movie for the first time in Minions, available on Digital HD November 24, 2015, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on December 8, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. A much anticipated prequel to the unprecedented worldwide blockbusters Despicable Me and the beloved sequel Despicable Me 2, Minions is an immensely entertaining film for all audiences called “inventive and hilarious” by Julian Roman, The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital HD also come with three all-new mini-movies and even more Minions everyone will want to watch again and again especially during the busy holiday travel season.

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embark upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award®-winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in ‘mod’ London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.

Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side, Gravity) heads up an all-star voice cast including Golden Globe and recent Emmy Award®-winner Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” Bridesmaids), Academy Award-nominee Michael Keaton (Birdman: (Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance, Toy Story 3), seven-time Emmy Award-winner Allison Janney (“The West Wing,” “Masters of Sex,” “Mom”), Academy Award-nominee Steve Coogan (Despicable Me 2, Philomena), BAFTA Award-winner Jennifer Saunders (“Absolutely Fabulous,” Shrek 2), and Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech, Pirates of the Caribbean series). The inimitable voices of the Minions are again voiced by Academy Award-nominee Pierre Coffin (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2) who co-directs with Kyle Balda (Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax). Minions is produced by Illumination Entertainment CEO and founder Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. Brian Lynch wrote the screenplay, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.

Minions will be available on Blu-ray™ with DIGITAL HD and UltraViolet™ and DVD

Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.

DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.

DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download



Cro Minion


Binky Nelson Unpacified


AROUND THE WORLD INTERACTIVE MAP – Explore the world of the Minions with this interactive map featuring a collection of games, trivia, featurettes, storyboards, and more all themed to movie locations.

BEHIND THE GOGGLES – THE ILLUMINATION STORY OF THE MINIONS – Get a “behind the googles” look at the history and evolution of everyone’s favorite yellow henchmen.

WRITER – See how the Minions evolve throughout the different time periods. Writer, Brian Lynch discusses creating distinctive personalities for the three main Minions, his VillainCon idea, and the Minion family.

BOSS’ OFFICE – Illumination Entertainment CEO and founder and Minions producer, Chris Meledandri discusses the origins of Illumination Entertainment and the genesis of both Despicable Me and the Minions.

ART DEPARTMENT – See how the Minions came to life, from the original art concept of the henchmen to the final creation of the Minions and how to differentiate them between new time periods. Also, see how the idea of Herb and Scarlett Overkill’s characters came to be.



COMPOSER – Listen to how composer Heitor Pereira creates the sound of the Minions and what it takes to create big music for small characters.

ACTORS STUDIO – Listen to the actors’ experiences being part of the Minions movie, who their favorite Minions are, and why they love them so much




ANIMATION – Go behind the scenes and hear about the challenges and excitement behind the Minion characters and bringing them alive through animation in the movie

LIGHTING, LAYOUT AND EFFECTS – A look at the ways in which layout and lighting plays a big role in the emotion and motivation in the movie. Also see the ways in which they try to keep the 60’s vintage look and the challenges they face with very technical shots, where one shot can take weeks.


DIRECTORS – Directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda discuss the unique challenges of creating distinctive personalities for the Minions

PRODUCERS – Producers Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy and Executive Producer Chris Renaud discuss the three main characters – Kevin, Stuart, and Bob – little family in the movie and the goal of creating a special bond between them and the audience when they leave the theater.

EDITORIAL – Editor Claire Dodgson discusses the distinctive editing style of the Despicable Me franchise and the three-year process it takes to make these movies from the original storyboards to cutting scenes with Minion dialogue.

STORYBOARD ARTIST – Learn how the actions of the words of the script turn into visual drawings and how much work is put in from the rough sketches to the final cut of the movie.


JINGLE BELLS MINION STYLE – This holiday favorite is brought to life in a merry-Minion way. Now you get to sing along to the beloved video that was the most shared piece of content on Facebook in 2014.




JINGLE BELLS MINION STYLE – This holiday favorite is brought to life in a merry-Minion way. Now you get to sing along to the beloved video that was the most shared piece of content on Facebook in 2014.


Be sure to follow MINIONS on their social media sites to stay up to date on current promotions, special offers and new releases!

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Nov 18

#Gift the #Decade Gift Boxes from @OldTimeCandy this #Holiday Season ~ #Giveaway #HGG15

Old Time Candy
~ Decade Gift Boxes ~

OldTimeCandy2Old Time Candy company takes you back to when you were a child, peering through the display cabinet at the little corner store, eyes open wide at the variety of treats awaiting you. Hoping you’ve behaved well enough to deserve “just one piece”… Oh the memories..

The Decades Gift Box, from Old Time Candy, gives you a chance to experience those delectable, sometimes overly sweet, treats and goodies you remember from your youth. From black jack gum, taffy, wax bottles and smarties to Swedish fish, tootsie pops and candy necklaces!
Click Here to See Typical Candy List

The Decade Gift Boxes are Available in 2lb and 4lb boxes. They offer decades from pre ’20s – ’90s or you can pick a mix of all. As if that wasn’t enough choices to make, they not only offer the Decade Gift Boxes in all the mentioned decades above, but also by other themes. Other themes for the Decade Gift Boxes include Holidays, such as Christmas, Easter and Valentines Day, but they also offer them as Corporate Gifts, simple Congratulations and Birthday!  So many options to please every age range in your life. Not only a yummy treat for the tummy, but a chance to experience your childhood again, one bite at a time!

I chose to receive the 60’s themed Decade Gift Box simply because I saw that there might be Swedish fish. I am not kidding, that is exactly what made me decide. lol Some of the items listed in the typical candy list, I have heard of and even tried, some I had no clue what they were, but couldn’t wait to find out.

When my box arrived, I have to say I wasn’t expecting the weight.  I know it says 4lbs, but until you actually hold four pounds of candy in your hand, knowing it’s four pounds, you don’t really realize how much that is. I was a little taken back. In a good way. I couldn’t wait for my husband to get up so we could open it up together.

OldTimeCandyGiveawayI can’t even begin to list all of the different pieces and types of candy that they managed to stuff in this box. There were the Swedish fish as I mentioned above, sweet tarts, taffy, tootsie rolls, wax bottle and lips, lemon heads and another favorite, that I promptly removed from the box along with the Swedish fish, the giant Sugar Daddy! I have not seen one of them in quite a long time. My hubs, says he has seen him, and yes,  I did say well why did you not buy it then?? I mean.. Right?!?

He, on the other hand, about did flips over these pink, white and brown sugary coconut things that ironically had the simplest name ever.. “3 Flavor Coconut”.. When I asked my husband and gram, they kept saying 3 flavor coconut.. I’m like I know.. But what are they called…. Well.. That’s what they’re called.. They also had lots of full size chocolate bars and plenty of things I have never heard of, such as Turkish Taffy? Chuckles? and even Indian Head Salted Sunflower Seeds… There is so much to explore in this box, you can spend hours just talking and reminiscing..

A Box Full of Memory Enhancers!
That you can EAT!!

But don’t worry, if your not looking for a 4lb box of random candy, they also offer many other Candy Gifts to fulfill all kinds of different needs, from Pre-Filled Party Favor Bags, filled Candy Jars, Lunch Box Gifts to Retro Toys and Novelty Candy, like my ultimate favorite, the World’s Largest Gummy Bear!! I have already told everyone in my family that will listen, that I really want that 5lb Orange Gummy Bear. I just have to have him. I’ll probably Never Ever eat him, but I still want him.. lol

Giveaway Time!
11/18 – 12/15

Enter through the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win a 4lb. Decade Gift Box of your choice!

Be sure to follow Old Time Candy on their social media sites to stay up to date on current promotions and special offers!
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Which theme would you choose if you won?
What special sweet or treat do you miss most from your childhood?

Nov 17

#FREE $15 in #GiftCards! ~ You Choose!!

How I Got $21.33 in Gift Cards for $0.57!

Right now if you join Raise you can get $15 in site credit. I turned my $15 in credit in for $21.33 in Payless gift cards! I had a total of 0.06 cents, but they will not let you check out with out a minimum of 0.50 cents. But that’s okay with me!! I ended up going back and searching and changing things out to get the lowest price possible and it worked! I paid 0.57 cents for $21.33 in gift cards! TODAY! I have already received my confirmation!

This site is 100% legit. Try it out. What can it hurt. Sign Up under ME! Once you confirm your Email, you  will receive $5 credit instantly.. BUT!!!!! If you put at least $15.50 in your cart, use your $5 Sign Up Credit AND Promo Code: SAVE10, they will knock $15 off the Price! $5 bonus + $10 off $15.00 = 0.50!


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