Powermat Wireless Charging Portable Mat Review and Giveaway

powermat wireless charging station

blue journaling matDESCRIPTION

With a revolving door of two-year cell phone plans in the last decade, we have collected countless numbers of phone charger cords. The trouble is always finding the right one for the phone we are currently using. Then, we have to maneuver around kitchen counter obstacles to find a convenient spot to plug in the phone and leave it.

Powermat creates convenient wireless charging devices including the “Portable Mat”, that can be used for many portable electronics. In the busy summer season, this product comes in especially handy if you are like us and not only have phones, but portable games, GPS, iPods and the like to carry. The Powermat is designed to making packing lighter and more efficient! It can charge up to 3 devices at one time. (product description from website)

blue journaling mat

We have three of us that use cell phones and iPods.  I keep all of the cords in one drawer and it is a pain to find the right one in the mess. I can’t even count how many times my oldest has lost his cord.  We’ve had to replace it two times so far.   Powermat is a Godsend.  I am in love with mine!  All I have to do is set my phone and iTouch on the charger.  Easy as pie.  It worked perfectly for all of our phones and ipods.  The website has a list of compatable phones that work with the Powermat.  If you want a hassle free way to charge your phones, you will enjoy the Powermat too.  I highly recommend one.

blue journaling matPURCHASE



You can purchase the Powermat and any accessories on their website Powermat.Com.  You can receive a 20 percent discount if you use the number in the coupon below too!   Now go and enter my giveaway to see if you can win one for yourself.powermat coupon

Summer Travel Tips

If you are a family still planning a late summer vacation, here are a few tips that I have learned on our family trips:

1) Always write out a list of things to take and to do before you leave!  This has really helped us cut down on leaving things behind or running late because of last minute realizations,

2) Plan distractions for the children. Our biggest challenge on trips to visit family (usually 3 hour trips) is keeping the kids in their own space. The best way to do this is to make sure each has his own distraction.

3) Think of family car games. I Spy, Tracking state license plates, and these types of car games are some we enjoy.

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  1. Cathy Cook says:

    When traveling with children, especially small, wandering children, most of us can’t help but worry about losing them…especially in places like theme parks, large shopping malls, and place with lots of people.
    Here’s a tip that will help defray some of that worry. Before starting on the trip, visit a local hospital and ask if they will make one of those plastic bracelets for each of your children. Usually, they will. Then you can put whatever information you’d like on a slip of paper and insert it into the bracelet.

  2. Cathy Cook says:

    Hi Tracy,
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    I am also a newsletter subscriber : )

    Thank you so much Tracy for a wonderful giveaway. This powermat is awesome and would be a wonderful addition to our household of six…i’m sure you can imagine all of the cords we have around here lol

  4. pb and j with crackers and bread are a great pull over the car meal and eat at a prk

  5. My best travel tip is to bring along healthy snacks so that you will not be tempted by the junk food at pit stops!

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  11. My best tip is pack light and pack by day not by type of clothing.

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  19. Adrienne Gordon says:

    Check construction zones online before routing out your map.

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  21. A travel tip for kids is to take a lot of activities they can do while driving and a lot of snacks!

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  25. We make it a point to make our stops at TA’s (Truck Stops of American). They have everything we could possibly need on a long road trip.

  26. My tip is to pack light. Don’t carry more than you need to.


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  28. My best travel tip is to always pack extra brand new ziploc bags (both small and large). They are great for keeping items from leaking in your luggage. They keep things dry and sand free. They help to organize small items.

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  36. make a list, and have at least one other person review it

  37. My travel tip is to pack as light as possible.

  38. My best travel tip is to avoid eating high calorie foods when traveling by bringing along plenty of healthy snacks! Also, bring something fun for the kiddies to do so they don’t get bored in the car!

  39. my best travel tip – don’t worry about forgetting to pack stuff; you can buy it there

  40. Janna Johnson says:

    pack plastic bags for wet clothing!

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  41. Best travel tip is an obvious one, don’t wait until the night before to pack. Do it EARLY, two weeks before, a week before, whenever but don’t leave it for the last minute or you will not have time to purchase any wardrobe items or toiletries you are missing. Packing early leaves you more time to get a good night’s sleep before traveling.

  42. We keep plenty of snacks and drinks on hand to cut down on the “I’m so hungry/thirsty” remarks and pick up new dvds to keep the kids entertained.

  43. Timothy Chalfant says:

    LEAVE THE KIDS AT HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CRIED THE WHOLE TRIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  45. I load up the Ipod with great book and puzzle apps that will keep my child entertained and quiet for the whole plane ride! It works every time.

  46. Best travel trip – drive when they’re tired, then they’ll sleep in the car and be ready for activities when you arrive.

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  48. Bring along games and books for the children while traveling

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  51. If you have small children, I highly recommend leaving at their bedtime and driving through the night. Then just take turns napping that next day. No cranky children in the car and no cranky children the next day!


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  54. I commented on your Eat, Pray, Love post 🙂

  55. Tip: roll up your clothes when you pack instead of folding them. It sounds weird but you acutally save space and end up with fewer wrinkles. Try it!


  56. My best travel tip is to take along several zipper plastic bags. You’ll be amazed how many ways they will come in handy!

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    ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS include any drugs you or your children take on a regular basis in your carry on bag!

    This from the person who learned the hard way years ago when somewhere between San Francisco and New York my bags got lost. 2 days without my blood pressure meds, not a good thing

  60. My best travel trip when traveling by plane is to take your own healthy meal and snacks

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  62. My travel tip is a list of must haves: plastic zip bags, wipes, plenty of water and healthy snacks. Each of these is sooooo necessary. We just did Seattle to Minnesota and whoooo boy we really would have been lost!

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  66. Wear comfortable shoes!

  67. If you’re flying, always have a change of clothes and medications in your carry-on in case your luggage is lost.

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  69. e always bring the portablr dvd player & snacks

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  77. Monique Rizzo says:

    Bring plenty of travel games and snacks!
    Thanks for the chance.

  78. Mellissa C says:

    Do not Over pack items.

  79. Be sure to always have fresh water for Fido by carrying an extra water bottle with you while on the road..refill it each time you stop!

  80. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Pack bottled water into your bag or suitcases that you packed at least 2 days in advance of your trip. That way you have fluids and less stress

  81. i pack a duffle bag that is empty in my suitcase..this way i can bring home souveniers
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  84. I swear by Ziploc® Brand Big Bags – great for packing socks & underwear – no one ever touches your unmentionables!

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  87. If you can DO NOT forget to bring your own pillow and sheets…eww to bed bugs!!!

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  90. Borrowed audio books from the library, make for great travel entertainment – and its free!

  91. Bring SNACKS! I hungry person= grumpy person. Never good for travel! lol

  92. Cori Westphal says:

    Lists lists lists! I make lists as far in advance as I can so I can add to it as I remember things. That way I don’t forget anything!

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  96. For car trips, especially when the children are small, try driving at night–they will likely sleep almost the entire trip!

  97. We map out resturaunts and gas stations on our route before we leave and pack plenty of snacks and drinks.

  98. i would recommend drawing up an itinerary for each day of your trip to make sure you see everything you want to see. Even if you change plans, you will have a written reminder so you don’t go too far off course!

  99. Marjorie Whitney says:

    I always try to have backup plans for each day of a trip for poor weather, or tired folks.
    Splitting up the gang can be helpful for everyone every once in a while…

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  101. Mya Brooks says:

    Have fun and relax. A roadtrip should be just that!

  102. Perhaps the best travel tip I can recommend is to consider visiting your destination during the ‘off-season.’ In many locations this translates into lower hotel rates, smaller crowds, special offers and more personalized service.

  103. my tip- When travelling by plane – ladies dont wear an underwire bra as this may set off the metal detector

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  105. Lee George says:

    Always triple ckeck to see if you have your phone charger. It sucks to forget it on a trip.

  106. Diane Baum says:

    I select a location and then seek out family and friends who have already gone there for tons of information concerning my trip’s destination. I find out the best and worst places to stay, good sightseeing stops, the weather…

  107. My best travel tip i if you are going on a plane and you have a toddler or infant TAKE THE CAR sEAT. It is worth the fuss of carrying it and then some!!

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  109. Elizabeth N. says:

    I make sure I don’t do all the planning! I get my other travel companions involved (whether it’s my husband, sister, friends, etc.). If they help plan things, it takes some of the stress off me and then I’m not dragging them places they don’t want to go!

  110. My best travel tip would be to research where you are going on the internet so you can check out things like the usual weather/predicted weather, things to do and places to eat 😀

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  112. plan days ahead, activities and such. i always have things to do already ready and set, i look it up online

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  116. Nicole Greene says:

    My best travel tip is for traveling with toddlers. We upload games, tv shows. and movies onto our iphone from itunes and let my daughter watch/play them. Works wonderful!

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  119. Ed Nemmers says:

    After packing, reduce by half.

  120. My best travel tip is to always have snacks available.

  121. I always have snacks in my bag. Saves money and saves people from getting cranky!

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  123. My tip – Make sure the kids Nintendo DS’s are charged!! They are lifesavers on long trips when you just need them to settle down and be quiet.

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  127. Veronica Garrett says:

    My best travel tip is to pack an extra bag with some essentials just in case your luggage goes to Boise.

  128. Stephanie Hrouda says:

    plan days ahead, activities and such. i always have things to do already ready and set, i look it up online

  129. My best travel tip, especially when crossing time zones, is to prepare a day or two in advance by avoiding caffeine (so everyone can sleep well on the plane, if needed), to set everyone’s watches to the destination’s time to prepare the mind and body, and to avoid heavy foods so the stomach can handle the trip. Thanks!

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  138. My tip when traveling by car is to make sure you have a GPS unit to guide you along.

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  142. Pack lots of little games and coloring books for the kids so they dont ask every 5 minutes are we there yet. also when we travel we order our tickets to attractions online so that they we already have them and dont have to wait in line.

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  149. Thanks for the giveaway…a travel tip I highly recommend is to purchase travel insurance, especially if traveling overseas !

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  152. Best travel tip? Overpack a bit. I’ve learned it sucks a lot more to underpack and not have something you need when farm from home. Costly too.

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  156. My best travel tip is to leave some spare room in your luggage when you leave home, because you never know if you pick up something during the trip that you’ll need to take home.

  157. Take water with you to stay hydrated and have hand sanitizer with you!

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