#WellnessWednesday : Gym Bag Swag Giveaway #bandeodorant #AD #totalrefresh #SobeSavvy

Hi, my name is Leslie. I am a member of a gym (shout out to LifeTime Fitness) and I love going to Zumba!  It’s a fun cardio workout and with any great cardio class comes alot of sweat. That’s why when I heard about Ban products and how they help you stay fresh, I figured I’d add some new swag to my gym bag!

I learned Ban Roll-On Deodorant ($4.99),  offers 24 hours of invisible protection against odor causing sweat! The formula that glides on easily contains Ban‚Äôs breakthrough technology, which specifically targets and virtually eliminates (not cover up) stress odor that other
antiperspirant/deodorants may leave behind. I usually opt to use a solid vs a roll on, but
am excited to put Ban to the test!

Did you know that Ban has a product that will help your skin feel smooth and silky, not wet and sticky after a workout? It’s called Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths ($3.29) which work to slick away excess body sweat with just one wipe ! This would be great for after a workout or a touch up throughout the day and fits perfectly in a purse.

Thank you Ban for sending some samples to giveaway to some of my Zumba peeps. I put together this Ban gym bag essentials duo and surprised a few ladies with some new gym bag swag of their own!

Like I always say….Friends who sweat together, stay fresh together! 
No matter where you go this season ‚Äď whether it‚Äôs work, running errands or to the gym‚Äď Ban products promises to help you stay fresh and smelling clean all day long! Choose from Unscented
for sensitive skin, Regular for a light and clean floral fragrance, Powder
for a classic powder scent, Satin Breeze for a feminine touch
with green and citrus notes, Fresh Cotton for a refreshing floral heart
with a hint of fruit, and lastly Simply Clean for fresh and powdery
amber notes with hint of peach nectar! 

For a full list of scents and additional information, visit www.feelbanfresh.com.  

#FoodieFriday Last Minute Holiday Gifts + Giveaway @gmtgiftbaskets Gourmet Gift Baskets Review

Disclosure: I received products for review and promotional giveaway in exchange for my honest opinion
‚ÄčIt’s the holiday season. Christmas carols being sung, Celebrating Kwanzaa and Menorah’s being lit. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. No matter your faith, there is one binding force that we all love… GIFTS !! There is only one thing more rewarding and gleeful than receiving a special gift, and that is actually GIVING a unique gift to that special someone. 

Finding that unique gift for that particular person on your list is always a challenge ‚ÄĒ especially as the clock counts down to the holidays. But given the huge selection of offerings that GourmetGiftBaskets.com and KingOfPOP.com provide for every member of the family, the office, or even the neighborhood, it makes sense to take a good look at their latest and greatest items. Hundreds of choices abound, including: 25 different cheesecake flavors, almost 100 different popcorn flavors, beer buckets, cake pops, wine suitcases, towers, upscale baskets, and more. And there are many new and updated items for the holidays and beyond!

My husband is the King of Brunch as he loves to cook breakfast for me and our daughter. So I thought the perfect gift for my Top Chef would be the Christmas Breakfast Gift Basket . 

This basket defies description. Imagine you wake up one cold morning with a bear’s appetite. Well this basket literally has the making of a breakfast for champions. All the items are what makes this part of our nation so special. Their website describes it as the following: “Inside a gorgeous basket, your recipient will discover delicious foods, like Maine’s juiciest blueberries, New Hampshire’s sweetest maple syrup, and Broadbent’s hickory-smoked pepper bacon, creating a lovely gift that’s guaranteed to make any morning unforgettable. ” The basket also had pancake/waffle mix and coffees, scone mix and jams. Simply incredible. Here is how it looks out the box:

I can’t wait for Christmas morning to unwrap and make a fantabulous Christmas breakfast with my family as my little one shreds gift wrapping all around the living room ! I’ll be sure to share some Christmas Brunch pics via @SobeSavvy !

With Christmas almost here and New Year’s around the corner, the perfect gift for anyone ready to celebrate is bubbly! 

I received this Toasting to the New Year Gift Basket and was impressed by how quick the shipment came and how beautiful the handcrafted basket was.This basket came in a keepsake steel wired basket filled with La Marca Prosecco , gourmet crackers and cheeses and Dolcetto Chocolate Wafer Bites. This would make a great hostess gift and today I am giving one away for 1 luck winner to enjoy!

Simply comment below and share what items you would like to receive in your dream gift basket! Winner selected at random 12/20/16 at noon. Good Luck !

@CarolinaBallet Presents The Nutcracker Review + Giveaway,Win 2 Tix 12/16 show #NC #FamilyFun 

Photo Credits: Carolina Ballet

On Saturday‚Äč December 10 , SobeSavvy.com joined other ballet lovers in celebrating the 15th anniversary of Carolina Ballet’s version of The Nutcracker. This family friendly show, performed today at DPAC, is totally unique: it’s the only one that features illusions from world-renowned magician Rick Thomas. We got to experience breathtaking ballet, mind blowing illusions and see our favorite characters levitate, disappear, and reappear!

My daughter just had The Nutcracker story read to her at school as well as learned the music in class, so the timing was perfect to introduce her to this holiday classic. Carolina Ballet, under the direction of CEO/Artistic director Robert Weiss, does an outstanding job performing this magical tale of holiday adventure based on a novel by E.T.A. Hoffman. The Nutcracker is one of the most recognizable scores in the ballet repertoire and definitely a performance everyone should see! 

In case you need a refresher of what The Nutcracker is about, here is a quick synopsis:

It begins when young Clara receives a nutcracker from her godfather, a wizardly toymaker named Drosselmeyer. Sneaking downstairs to see the toy after everyone else has gone to bed, she suddenly finds herself caught in the middle of a pitched battle between the toys and an army of mice. After saving the nutcracker with a well-thrown shoe to the Mouse King‚Äôs head, Clara and her now-living prince venture into the Land of Snow and the Land of Sweets to celebrate. Throughout their adventures, Tchaikovsky‚Äôs dazzling inventiveness propels the dances of nimble flowers and regal fairy queens. The ‚ÄúWaltz of the Snowflakes‚ÄĚ floats weightlessly whereas the ‚ÄúDance of the Sugarplum Fairy‚ÄĚ tiptoes to the haunting, music-box chimes of a celesta. A medley of exotic national dances‚ÄĒincluding a Spanish bolero and Russian Trepak‚ÄĒadd to the phantasmagoric celebration before the whole dream ends, as all dreams must. 

This was my first time taking #outandaboutAva to see Carolina Ballet presents The Nutcracker and to share the moment with her will be a holiday memory that I will never forget!

Now I would like to give you the chance to be awed by the magic and choreography of Carolina Ballet and giveaway 2 tickets to see The Nutcracker perform on Friday December 16, 7pm at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. 1 winner will be randomly selected on December 14th at noon. Enter by leaving a comment below sharing why you want to go! 

Good Luck! 

Win 3 Ride Pass to #SpinClass @CB_BrierCreek #GivingTuesday #SobeSavvyGiveaway 

This #GivingTuesday, SobeSavvy.com is kicking off the giving season by giving away a free 3 ride pass to spin class at Cycle Bar Brier Creek. Tis’ the season to give back and get back to a healthier you!

I have been able to go check out CycleBar for myself and can’t wait to give my full review soon but before I do, I am hosting this giveaway for 1 lucky reader to win a 3 ride pass to attend any of their classes! That’s three spin classes to burn off that Thanksgiving feast and get you into gear for the New Year.

Here’s what you can expect at CycleBar Brier Creek:

  •       CycleBar is a low-impact and high-intensity exercise method, offering an intoxicating sense of community in state-of-the-art studios with concierge-level service, premium amenities and pay-per-class options.
  • ¬∑         The dynamic cycling classes offer a multi-sensory workout in a concert-like atmosphere, where experienced instructors take participants through a 50-minute high-energy ride.

  • ¬∑        The studio features tiers for the bikes plus LED lighting, wide-screen graphics and state-of-the-art audio with a DJ booth.

  • ¬∑         CycleBar classes are invigorating and fun, with themed rides for charity fundraising, Throwback Thursdays, Happy Hour on Fridays, artist-specific playlists and more.

  • ¬∑         After a class, riders cool down with complimentary fresh fruit, water, and if its Sunday, free mimosas after the Brunch themed ride!

  • ¬∑         Riders can also easily track performance data via CycleStats and download music used in the class session. 

    To learn more about CycleBar in Brier Creek, visit briercreek.cyclebar.com 

         See below to enter today for this awesome giveaway! Winner will be chosen at random on 12/6/16 ..Good Luck!


    Tix Giveaway! South African Wine Social Oct 8 #DeansSeafood @RockyTopFood @TownofCary #RDU #TriangleEvents


    SobeSavvy.com has¬†a couple of pairs of tickets to giveaway for¬†Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar South African Wine Social on 10/8/15¬†from 6:30-7:30pm. Three South African wines will be featured and paired with delicious passed hors d’oeuvres. Not a bad way to Unwind with wine on a Thursday and jumpstart your weekend!¬†Simply leave a comment here on why you would like to attend. Winner will be chosen randomly on Monday October 5, 2015 at noon.¬†

    Here are more details about the event: 

    South African Wine Social
    1080 Darrington Dr. Cary, North Carolina 27513 
    Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar¬†
    *¬†Join us at Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar for our South African Wine Social ¬†These socials are just that – a casual, after work cocktail hour, perfect for co-workers or friends to gather and unwind. Wine reps will be on hand to answer questions.

    Welmoed Chenin Blanc with Zucchini Pancake. Oven Roasted Heirloom Tomato. Pancetta Lardoons. Crispy Parmesan. Italian Parsley.

    Kumhani Pinotage with Aromatic Chicken Meatball. Cilantro-Basil Yogurt. Smoked Peanuts. Raisin Crumpet.

    Arniston Bay Cabernet/Merlot Blend with Ricotta. Pickled Cherries. Basil Cracker.

    Tickets are $25 each per event (plus sales tax, fees and 18% service charge)
    Check out the schedule through 2015 and purchase tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/deans-seafood-grill-wine-beer-socials-tickets-18414282615?aff=es2


    SobeSavvy.com will be there so be sure to check back here for the highlights! Hope to see you there….

    Win 2 Tix to @raleighfoodwine Tasting Celebration on Sun 6/28 @eatdrinkBabylon #DowntownRaleigh – #soNCsavvy #Giveaway #RFWF #raleighevents #rdu #triangle #NC



    Enter Now to Win 2 general admission tickets for the inaugural Raleigh Food and Wine Festival Рtaking place in Downtown Raleigh at Babylon Restaurant . Join SobeSavvy.com for a spectacular taste of Raleigh on Sunday, June 28,2015 from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm !

    The Raleigh Food and Wine Festival is an innovative event that showcases the new, evolving culinary traditions of Raleigh, comprised of multiple events taking place at different participating restaurants, wine shops, patisseries and bakeries – featuring wine dinners and guest chefs.
    The four-day program wraps up with a food and beverage tasting celebration at the historical Melrose Knitting Mill and Babylon in Downtown Raleigh. Get your tickets HERE : for the Sunday tasting celebration! Only 100 VIP tickets are available and will sell out quickly.

    $1.00 from every general admission sold and $2.00 from every VIP ticket will be donated to Band Together, which has raised more than $3.5 million to benefit the Triangle community since its 2001 inception. The group exists to help change lives and have fun along the way. Click here to learn more about Band Together !

    The Raleigh Food and Wine Festival is a four-day event highlighting of some of the most unique offerings in food and beverage in Raleigh, NC. The 2015 Festival takes place Thursday, June 25, 2015 through Sunday, June 28, 2015

    Thursday through Saturday,¬†explore¬†a growing list of events held around town¬†‚Äď including wine dinners and cooking classes put on by participating businesses. RSVP requirements and other details are provided on each event listing. One event in particular that caught my interest is¬†Friday nights’ Latin Jazz & Dinner at Latin Quarters !

    On Sunday, all of the festival participants gather at the historic Melrose Knitting Mill and Babylon restaurant in downtown Raleigh to host a half-day ‚Äútasting celebration‚ÄĚ, where ticket holders can sample food and beverages from local restaurants, brands, breweries, and more.Tickets are required for this event and must be purchased in advance online.

    PLEASE NOTE: All attendees MUST be 21 years of age or older by Sunday, June 28, 2015. Refunds will not be made at the door if tickets are purchased for anyone under 21 years old!

    Parking is limited on-site, but there are several nearby decks, including the State Government Parking Deck at 329 N. McDowell Street. View all available parking at http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/get-around/parking.

    TO WIN 2 General Admission¬†TIX to Sunday’s Tasting Event, Leave a comment on the blog that says “entered” and Fill out my Wufoo Form Here

    One winner will be randomly selected on Tuesday, 6/23/15.

    Check back here on SobeSavvy.com for this #soNCsavvy event recap! 

    Good Luck! 

    #Miami, Win Family 4pack Tix #MiamiYouthFair @MiamiDadeFair ~#GiveAway #Contest by #SobeSavvy .com!


    Hey Miami! SobeSavvy.com is giving away a family 4-pack of tickets to The 2015 Youth Fair .

    * Comment here , on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook why you would like to go. A winner will be selected on March 12 !

    The Youth Fair is back for its 64th year with new and exciting opportunities to enjoy the Fair with discounts and great offers! So even if you do not win these tickets, catch any of the following deals:

    ·      Fairgoers may now purchase the 2015 Youth Fair Fun Card for $25, which admits one guest throughout the duration of the Youth Fair’s 21 days (one entry per day) and includes a free 2015 Souvenir Cup. The Fun Card isvalid for gate admission only and does not include ride tickets.

    ·      The Youth Fair Fun Card is available online at fairexpo.com and at participating Sedano’s Supermarkets. The Youth Fair Fun Card will cost $28 when purchased at the fairgrounds.


    ·      The Youth Fair offers an Express Access Pass that gives guests faster access to their favorite rides. The Express Access Pass is $15 per person and available for purchase on site only. It will not be sold online and is valid only for the date of purchase. Admission ticket, P*O*P ride card or 22 coupon sheet must be purchased prior to obtaining the Express Access Pass.



    ‚Ė™¬† ¬†¬† ¬†$6.00 General Admission ALL DAY.¬†No coupon is necessary! Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.¬†

    ‚Ė™¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Each general admission ticket purchased in advance at any participating Sedano’s Supermarket or online at¬†fairexpo.com¬†gets two guests into the 2015 Youth Fair on Opening Day.¬†Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.

    ¬†‚Ė™¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†“SCHOOL SPIRIT UNIFORM DAY”¬†‚Äď Students wearing a uniform shirt/blouse with school logo will receive a¬†FREE¬†admission to the 2015 Youth Fair on Opening Day. ID may be required for High School students. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.

    ‚Ė™¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†‚ÄúThe 64th¬†Guest Offer‚Ä̬†‚Äď In honor of the Youth Fair‚Äôs 64 anniversary, the 64th¬†guest at each turnstile (on Opening Day only) will receive 4 FREE admission tickets to come back on a different date to the 2015 Youth Fair.¬†Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.


    ‚Ė™¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†FREE STUDENT ADMISSION¬†is valid with the FREE student coupon,¬†Mondays through Thursdays except March 16-17 & 30-31 when the fair is not open.¬† Coupons are distributed through Miami-Dade County public, private and charter schools.

    ‚Ė™¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†BOYS & GIRLS SCOUTS DAY¬†is Wednesday, March 25th. Free admission for Boys & Girls Scouts dressed in uniform. No coupon is required. Must go directly to¬†Front Gate turnstiles.


    ‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†GIVE A MEAL, GET A DEAL CANNED FOOD DRIVE¬†‚ÄstFairgoers¬†save $4 on 1 admission ticket when they bring 2 cans of food to the designated tent area.¬† A ticket will be provided that is to be presented at¬†any Main Gate Ticket Booth to receive the discount.¬† Offer valid March 13th¬†‚Äď April 5th¬†except March 16-17 & 30-31 when the fair is not open. The canned food drive benefits Miami Rescue Mission.


    ‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†$6 BEFORE¬†6 P.M.¬†‚Äst$6 admission¬†BEFORE¬†6 p.m.¬†Mondays through Fridays except March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open. Coupons are available at participating Pollo Tropical locations and online. One coupon per guest.¬† Coupon must be presented at Front Gate Ticket Booth.¬† Not valid with other offers. Not valid Opening Day.

    ‚󏬆¬†¬† ¬† ¬†$6 Food Deals BEFORE¬†6 p.m.¬†at Participating Stands¬†‚ÄstSee listing at¬†www.fairexpo.com. No coupon necessary for food deals. Valid only Mondays through Fridays except March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open.¬† Not valid with other offers.¬†

    ‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†MIAMI-DADE COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND UP TO 3 GUESTS¬†‚Äď Each save $4 on admission Mondays through Thursdays with valid Miami-Dade County Employee ID. Coupon must be presented at the ticket booth. One coupon required for up to 4 guests.¬† Coupon must be presented at Front Gate Ticket Booth. Not valid Opening Day or with any other offer.¬† Also, not valid on March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open.

    ‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†MILITARY¬†AND UP TO 3 GUESTS¬†‚ÄstAll active and retired¬†U.S. military personnel with valid Military ID (and up to 3 guests) each save $6 on admission Mondays through Thursdays except March 16-17 & March 30-31 as the fair is not open. Coupon must be presented at the Front Gate Ticket Booth. One coupon required for up to 4 guests. Not valid on Opening Day or with any other offer. ¬†¬†

    ‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†PUBLIC, CHARTER & PRIVATE SCHOOL¬†TEACHERS AND UP TO 3 GUESTS¬†‚ÄstAll public, charter and private school teachers and up to 3 guests each save $4 on admission Mondays through Thursdays with valid ID.¬† Not valid on March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open. Coupon must be presented at the Front Gate Ticket Booth. One coupon required for up to 4 guests. Not valid Opening Day or with any other offer.

    ‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PTA MEMBERS¬†AND UP TO 3 GUESTS¬†‚Äď Each save $4 on admission Mondays Thursdays¬†with a valid PTA Membership card.¬† Not valid on March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open.¬† Coupon must be presented at Front Gate Ticket Booth. One coupon required for up to 4 guests. Not valid on Opening Day or with any other offer.

    ‚󏬆¬†¬† ¬†MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC LIBRARY CARDHOLDERS AND UP TO 3 GUESTS¬†‚ÄstEach save $4 on admission Mondays through Thursdays with a valid Miami-Dade Public Library Card.¬† Not valid on March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open.¬† Coupon must be presented at the Front Gate Ticket Booth. One coupon required for up to 4 guests. Not valid on Opening Day or with any other offer.

    ‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†PARENTS‚Äô DISCOUNT¬†‚ÄstParents receive $2 off admission when coupon is presented the Front Gate Ticket Booth. This coupon is attached to the Free Students‚Äô coupon. Offer valid Mondays through Thursdays except March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open.¬† Not valid Opening Day or with any other offer.¬†

    ‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†COCA-COLA NECK RINGER¬†‚ÄstOne FREE admission for one child 12 and under with the purchase of one full price adult ticket. Must present Coca-Cola neck ringer. Offer is valid Mondays through Fridays except March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open.¬† Not valid on Opening Day or with any other offer. English & Spanish neck ringers available.¬†

    ‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†DOMINO‚Äôs PIZZA¬†‚ÄstFairgoers¬†who purchase one admission ticket at full price will save $4 on a second admission ticket purchased at the same time. This card will be attached to Domino‚Äôs pizza boxes. Guests must present card to Front Gate Ticket Both to receive discount. Offer is valid daily March 13th¬†through April 5th¬†except March 16-17 & 30-32 as the fair is not open.¬† Not valid on Opening Day or with any other offer.

    ‚󏬆¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†EXIT BOUNCEBACK¬†‚Äst$2 off on return visit any day March 13th¬†‚Äď April 5th.¬† Not valid on March 16-17 & 30-31 as the fair is not open. Present coupon at Front Gate Ticket Booth. Not valid with any other offer.



    ‚Ė™¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Guests 65 years of age or better receive FREE admission all 21 days. Guest must provide picture ID.

    ‚Ė™¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Youngsters 5 years of age and under receive FREE admission all 21 days.

    ‚Ė™¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Parking is always FREE every day, all day.

    ‚Ė™¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Concerts, shows and circus are FREE with Youth Fair admission.

    ¬†‚ÄúThe Youth Fair continues its decades-long tradition of being an incredible family entertainment value each and every day,‚ÄĚ said Bob Hohenstein, president and CEO. ‚ÄúWe encourage our guests to take advantage of the many special discounts we have easily available on our website, enjoy a day filled with family fun, thrills and entertainment and save money all at the same time.

    The Youth Fair runs from¬†March 12 ‚Äď April 5, 2015 except¬†March 16-17 and 30-31 at Tamiami Park which has been its home for 43 years, located at Coral Way (SW 24th¬†Street) & SW 107th¬†Avenue.¬† Gates open at¬†3:00 p.m.March 12, 13, 18, 19, April 1 & 2.¬† Gates open at 12 noon all other operating days.¬† Admission is $12 with free admission all day, every operating day for guests 5 years and younger and 65 years and better.¬† Admission is also free all day for active duty and retired military personnel (with valid military ID) on Opening Day, March 12 and each Wednesday.¬† NEW in 2015 is The Youth Fair Fun Card, which allows guests to pay $25 for one admission each operating day, plus includes one free Souvenir Cup. Additional discount offers and coupons are available at¬†www.FairExpo.com. Parking is free every day, all day. The Pay One Price Unlimited Ride Card is $28 weekdays, $35 on weekends.

     The Youth Fair offers many amenities for families including stroller and wheelchair rental, lost and found, paved walkways, convenient sitting areas, lush landscaping, restroom and diaper changing facilities and more. Sponsors include Coca-Cola, KIA and Sedano’s Supermarkets.  For more information, visit www.FairExpo.com or call (305) 223-7060.

    We are so excited to have our #OutandAboutAva experience her first family fun experience at The Youth Fair! Be sure to check back here for recap and we are happy to offer one luck family this chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of The Youth Fair!

    Hope to see you there…#BeThereTheFair !