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Emily's Oz commerical and a $100 Amex Gift Card Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by XFINITY.

My kids were fascinated with Emil's Oz ad from XFINITY that debuted after the Academy awards. My kids loved seeing how a blind person could watch their favorite movie and how they use their imagination to get the visual.

The commerical focuses on the strides towards making technology accessible to those with disabilities.  If you haven't seen the Emily's Oz commercial, its worth a watch!

Everyone has a favorite movie and  that includes the 8 million people in America with visual disabilities. XFINITY on the X1 Entertainment Operating System has accessibility features built right in to bring customers innovations like the industry’s first talking guide, video description, accessible mobile apps and the new voice remote. Everyone should be able to find and enjoy their favorite movies independently . TV is universal, so access should be as well.

Our friend Ty So Fast and us have teamed up to give one winner a $100 Amex Gift Card! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: XFINITY partnered with bloggers such as me for their Fast Life program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. XFINITY believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. XFINITY’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

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Tech Life with XFINITY & a $100 Amex Gift Card Giveaway

This post is sponsored by XFINITY.

Can you imagine your daily life without your smart phone or tablet? Most of us rely on our devices to get tasks done through out the day. I know that I am more productive and can respond to emails much quicker, since I can access my emails on the go. When we travel we bring multiple ipads with us. With XFINITY's TV GO, you can take your entertainment anywhere. This works well for us when we travel. In the summer we spend time at my family's lake place. When the kids need some down time, they can access thousands of XFINITY On Demand TV Shows and movies from a tablet, phone or computer. You can also stream your favorite shows, news and kids networks live. You can download your favorite shows from HBO, Starz, Showtime and watch offline. I am going on a trip at the end of April (without kids!) and I plan to download and start watching Girls.

 

 

In are house we are always searching for remotes. Why is it when you need the tv remote, you can't find it? If you can't find the remote, you can simply download the XFINITY X1 TV remote app and use your smart phone or tablet a remote control. Out for the day and forget to DVR your favorite shows? You can use the X1 TV remote app to schedule recordings.

As a busy mom on the go that is known for multi tasking and getting in some work whenever I can. The XFINITY WiFi app helps you locate and get directions to the millions of XFINITY WiFi hotspots in cities nationwide. Never be without WiFi again! A dream come true! I can even get work done while waiting for my daughter at dance class. You can find all of XFINITY's free apps and down load them here.

 

We are giving one lucky winner a $100 gift card to get your shopping on!

a Rafflecopter giveaway XFINITY partnered with bloggers such as me for their Fast Life program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. XFINITY believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. XFINITY’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

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XFINITY X1 & $100 Amex Gift Card #Giveaway!

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Last month I shared with you that I am a member of the XFINITY SO FAST team. I think my kids are the most excited about having XFINITY in our house. We had an old TV in the playroom that was only used for movies. We upgraded the TV and hooked it up with XFINITY and have been using the X1 platform for about a month. It has turned our playroom (that is traditionally a living room) into more of a family space. The kids love having movie night in the playroom, sitting in their comfy bean bag chairs and picking a movie from On Demand. The personalization is taken to the next level with the X1 platform. The platform allows you to discover new favorite shows or movies based on what you have been watching. You can select a program and scroll down to "More Like This". You will see a list of similar movies and shows you might enjoy  or other programs with specific cast or crew members, simplifying the "what should I watch tonight". The kids LOVE finding out what X1 suggests they might want to watch. If you are a twitter junkie, you see what is currently trending by looking through the guide, The "trending Now" icon will show you what everyone's talking about so you don't miss out! How cool is that? We love when social media and television collide.

My husband is a huge football fan and of course that means that the kids are sometimes forced to watch Monday night football. (the horror) We realized how great the benefits to having a TV in the playroom the other night. The  X1 platform made football watching a football fans dream come true! The kids were able to watch Disney XD's Pants On Fire a movie they had been wanting to watch for while! They were quiet, happy and let daddy watch football in silence. XFINITY X1 for the win!

I know what you are thinking, a TV in the playroom could be dangerous. You are right but parental controls are easily accessible and easy to figure out. You can be in control of your television with a four digit PIN that lets you lock programs by rating, channels or titles, and that prevents unwanted purchases of XFINITY ON Demand or Pay Per View. You can also set up text and email alerts that notify you when an On Demand program is ordered. It is nice to know that once you set these controls, you can rest easy that your kids won't watch anything inappropriate.

We want to make sure you are ready for holiday shopping and are giving one lucky winner a $100 Amex Gift Card!

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If you haven’t checked out what Ty of @tysofast is up to yet, you’re missing out! He’s sharing tons of great life hacks and tips for residents of Chicago. My favorite one last month was "Got a stuck zipper? Try rubbing shampoo (or anything sudsy) on the area with a cotton swab. Should loosen it right up!" I love his every second counts message!

DisclosureXFINITY partnered with bloggers such as me for their Fast Life program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. XFINITY believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. XFINITY’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.

 

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