Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Smiley360: Sleep Number® SleepIQ® mission

Hey Peeps!!!

I was selected to participate in an exciting new Smiley 360 mission that required me to head out to my local Sleep Number® store to check out the new SleepIQ®  technology.  In exchange for my time and honest opinions Smiley360 and Sleep Number® will send me a Sleep Number® CoolFit™ Foam Contour Pillow.....  SCORE!!!  Yes, I know it's a sweet sweet deal!!

I had tried a couple of times to head over to our local mall to get this mission going but the weather was kind of holding me back so I took a break in between winter storms and headed over after lunch.  I got over to the mall and checked the directory, as I've never been in this particular mall before, and found the Sleep Number® store.
Easy to find- now let's go on in

I was greeted by two wonderful associates as I entered the store.  I showed them my Smiley 360 card and asked if they'd had any other visitors on the mission.  They said they had a couple and we chatted about the awesomeness that is Smiley360!!!  Really it is an awesome program and if you are interested then you just click this link for Smiley360  and get yourself started in this cool program too!  We share the love around here on SammaSpot you know!!!

I think they should offer that screen as a TV option on the beds!
They input a little bit of information into their system and I was asked about the type of pillow that I currently sleep on and Craig grabbed a suitable pillow for me and a protective towel to cover it and we headed over to the Sleep Number® SleepIQ®  bed to get started.  I laid down on the bed and he immediately put the mattress on the firmest 100 setting.  We then cycled through the settings and found what I felt was the most comfortable setting for me, a 35.  We then took a look at the pressure points on my body when the bed was at the firmest setting and then we dropped the setting back down until we saw the pressure points disappear and lo and behold I was in fact a 35.  Next we moved on to talk about the SleepIQ®  technology and how the mattress can actually learn my sleep patterns and provide me information to help improve my sleep.  The SleepIQ®  technology measures your heart rate,  breathing rate and movement and keeps track of it for 2 years so you can see your patterns and it will even help you decide if you need to be firmer or softer with your setting.  Our sleeping requirements and habits change as we get older and it's great to know that the Sleep Number® bed with SleepIQ®  can adjust as my body does over time.  It's also nice to know I can access that information on my phone, a tablet or even my laptop and my information is securely stored in the cloud.
See on the right? I'm a 35!

I'm sure many of you, like me, have jumped on the fitness wristband bandwagon and I really really do love mine.  I get information from it regarding my sleep but the information from this bed is so much more and a big plus I don't have to remember to put it to sleep.    Let's say one night I go out with friends and we have some good greasy mexican food and a few (or more) cold adult beverages and I get to bed later than normal and then get up a few more times in the middle of the night to visit the "facilities".  The activity tracker just knows that I was restless and active but the SleepIQ®  allows me to go into the app and add those those unusual factors of alcohol, food, caffeine, exercise, tv, etc. into that particular nights sleep so that it calculates it as an abnormal night and not count it as an average night.

  My favorite quote from the materials I was given was this one: "And SleepIQ®  technology couldn't be easier to use. Nothing to wear, nothing to turn on. All you have to do is sleep."   How cool is that?  I mean one less thing for me to remember to turn off/on before heading off to dreamland!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip into the store and was honestly quite sad that we aren't looking to purchase a new mattress at this time.  If we were we would certainly be in the Sleep Number® store looking at these beds.  I'm very impressed with the technology. I was also very pleased that the store sales staff did not in any way try to pressure me into a purchase, they were aware of the Smiley360 mission and we quite happy to assist me in completing my mission requirements and answering any questions I had.  That's great customer service and that makes a big difference to me and something that will be remembered when it is time to replace our mattress!

Peace, Love & Zzzzzzzz's

Disclaimer: I visited the Sleep Number® store in Ft. Worth, Texas at the Hulen Mall as part of a mission by smiley360.com. I will receive in exchange for the visit and my honest review of the Sleep Number® SleepIQ® technology a Sleep Number® CoolFit™ Foam Contour Pillow.   The opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own and have not been influenced by any third party.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Smiley360 mission: InkJoy pens

Hey there Peeps!!!

Happy Happy Valentines Day!!!

I had to pop in today to tell you about some ink pens I've been trying out.  Pens you say??  You stopped in to do a blog post about pens?  Yeah, not an everyday topic but definitely something that can frustrate the daylights out of you or put a smile on your face for sure!!

I mean I love me some kitchen gadgets and any kind of electronics for sure, I am my daddy's girl after all but another thing I adore....ink pens.  Yep, pretty pretty pens and yes I was the child in school who always wanted to know if we could use colored paper.   Rainbows of color and I'm happy so when I get a message from Smiley360 about testing some InkJoy pens I was all giddy and giggly with excitement.   So this is what I opened in my Smiley260 package:

A delightfully colorful set of InkJoy pens by Papermate, a $5 WalMart gift card and my Smiley360 mission goals and ideas for a happier mission.    As always I received these pens for free in exchange for providing my honest feedback and sharing my thoughts with you guys!

It is such a crazy thing how pens can make even the most mundane tasks

like balancing the checkbook or updating your calendar so much more fun!
Everyone in the family gets a color in my calendar and sometimes I just need to know who has something going on and not particularly what and what time.  I mean our "kids" aren't exactly toddlers so they drive themselves and two of them support themselves now but it's still nice to know when they'll be home or have appointments or even just coming to town.  At a glance with my colorful Inkjoy pens I can tell which child is coming home and when.

Here's our breakdown:
Hubster - Red (it's his fave color)
Abogg - Orange (also his fave School team color)
Court- Purple (fave color)
Merebear - (green-school & fave color)
Samma- well I get pink 

Then something that say involves the whole family is usually in turquoise or blue.
Bills that need to be paid get marked in black. 

See what I mean, I can walk right by my calendar and see what colors are on any given day and that gives me a visual reminder very quickly of the comings and goings for the day.  

Now not only did I get a pack of pens to test out I also got a $5 gift card to take to my local WalMart to buy even more pens!     Look at all those choices and colors!!!!

For my shopping pleasures I picked up a two pack of the 550 RT pens in blue for Hubster.  He likes blue pens and this keeps him from snagging some of my pens too! 

For me I picked up a pack of 300RT retro pens.  Can you see the cool chevron-ish pattern on them?
I'll keep this set on my desk for paying bills and such while the other set will hang out by the calendar so I have my color system handy. 

Do you know what else colorful pens are good for? 

Lists!!!!  Yep us OCD tendency folks like to make lists upon lists!
You know what kind of lists are my favorite kind?

The kind of lists where I'm planning my wardrobe for my trip to.........ITALY!!!!   Oh yes baby!!!  My sweet and wonderful Hubster is taking me to Italy this fall to celebrate my 50th birthday!!  Yeah, Samma is 50 and she's going to Italy and man oh man, there is so so much you have to know and pack and all that stuff to go to Europe.  We're doing an escorted tour so we will be limited to one not so oversized piece of luggage and one carry on bag and this over achieving packer is going to have a tough time!!   So as you can see I've got the basics listed out of the things I'll pack and I'm keeping it all color coordinated.   Needless to say the timing of this mission was perfetto!!!!!
So there you have it...my latest Smiley360 mission and my thoughts! Good pens, great colors!!!!
Do you use color pens? How do you color coordinate your family?
Peace, Love & Rainbow pens!

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