Show Your Happy #newcarface & They Might Pay Off Your Car Loan up to $25,000!

Show Your Happy New Carface!

By Erin

*Disclosure: This post is Sponsored by, all thoughts and opinions are my own, and I really need to start looking for a new car myself!*

New Car Face Logo

I remember car shopping for my last “new” car I had. My car had died on me on my way to my last final as an undergrad in college. I didn’t have a parking pass that semester so I had stopped to pay for a day pass. My car wouldn’t start back up… and I couldn’t just leave my car parked like that in the middle of the road. Panicking as my final was an appointment with my professor to go over one-on-one my portfolio and to turn in my final essay, I couldn’t be late. Hurriedly making a few phone calls to AAA and my parents, my mom was able to get to me in time and drive me up campus close to where the classroom was that I needed to be at, then went back down to my car to wait for AAA to come for my now dead car. A few days later on Christmas Eve, we went to find me a new car. I ended up buying myself a very expensive Christmas present! Now, many years later, I find myself in the same spot. This car I bought on Christmas Eve many years ago is now on it’s last leg (tire?) and I will be looking to buy another new car in the very near future.

Whenever you make a purchase like that, you are extremely happy for the new wheels and may be grinning from ear to ear with your new car face, but then when you think about the monthly  payments for the loans you may have had to take out to purchase said car…. then you might not be smiling as much anymore.

This is where the contest comes in. We all know that takes the drama out of car shopping but now they’re taking it out of buying a new car by paying off someone’s car loan up to $25,000.

How can YOU enter?

*A “New Car” is considered a new or used car bought or leased on or after 1/1/2012.*

1. On Twitter: Upload a photo of your new car  with you and your happy new car face. Use #newcarface and mention/tag @carsdotcom in your post.

2. On Instagram: Upload a photo of your new car with you and your happy new car face. Use #newcarface and mention/tag @carsdotcom in your post.

3. On Facebook: Post a photo of your new car  with you and your happy new car face on the Facebook wall (as a new post). Be sure to use #newcarface for your entry to be valid.

 Need some inspiration to get your creative ideas flowing for your own happy new car face entry?

My hair dresser and dear friend Richie that I have known for many years recently got a new car. He has a very special story about his car, which I hope to be able to share with you at a later date and time. Never the less, you can just see the pure joy and happiness that his new car has given him! Here’s Richie with his happy new car face that I love! It’s such a happy photo!


Check this one out too! I’d be dancing as well if I got a brand new car like this! 🙂


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My Adventures with the 2014 Subaru Forester! @Subaru_USA #SubaruForester

My Adventures with the 2014 Forester!

By Erin

*Disclosure: I am a voluntary participant in the Subaru of America Forester Blogger Program. I have been asked by Subaru of America to review their products in exchange for the use of a short-term vehicle loan and a gas card. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.*

Recently I had the pleasure to test-drive a 2014 Subaru Forester, which you can read more about in  my previous post here:  2014 Subaru Forester, to find out more about this amazing vehicle, my experience, and what I think of it. Now I want to share with you about some of the fun places I was able to drive this safe, reliable, and fun car around town here in Sunny California.

The weekend I had the Subaru Forester it was very warm and sunny. Originally I was planning on taking a road trip with the Forester. However, I got invited to an event that I could not pass up that was taking place in Beverly Hills. Expo West (an all Natural Products Expo) was happening this weekend in Anaheim (the home of Disneyland) as well. With so much going on, I ended up staying around town in the Los Angeles and surrounding Southern California areas.

Come join me on my adventures with the Subaru Forester! 🙂

First stop, work! Hey, at least it was Friday! I had to make a stop at my local Starbucks for a special Friday treat and so I could wake up. It was a little chilly in the morning, but it quickly warmed right up. By the time school was out, I was so glad that I was driving the Forester. Air Conditioning, moonroof…? Two things my current car does not have!

Forester Coffee

Finally the weekend! Time for some fun! Off to Expo West I go! Recognize where I’m parked at? 😉 It is at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA if you couldn’t tell. I love the moonroof! Here you also see the sun shining brightly through it! With so many cars and people at the stadium, the EyeSight Driver Assistance came in extra handy here.


Later that evening, after the Expo, we went up to Burbank, CA, to the Walt Disney Studios to see an advance screening of The Muppets Most Wanted movie! I had a Press Junket to go to in the morning up in Beverly Hills for this movie, so I needed to see it first!

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Horsing Around In the 2014 Subaru Forester #SubaruForester

The 2014 Subaru Forester

By Erin

Disclosure: I am a voluntary participant in the Subaru of America Forester Blogger Program. I have been asked by Subaru of America to review their products in exchange for the use of a short-term vehicle loan and a gas card. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

It’s getting to be that time for me when I need to start thinking about what car I’d like to get next. My current car is a 2001 model, and at 13 years its on its last leg. When the opportunity to try out the Forester from Subaru presented itself to me, I could not pass up the chance to drive it around and see what it would be like to have a “new” car again. I need a reliable car driving on the crazy freeways and roads in the Los Angeles area, and the Forester was a perfect choice for me to test drive.

2014 Forester

The car was delivered right to my house. It doesn’t get any easier or better than that!

It was a particularly warm weekend, boy was I ever lucky to have chosen this weekend to have this wonderful loaner car! Air conditioning? SCORE! My current car does not have a working air conditioning system, thus making having this loaner car even more of a luxury to have for a few days.

I don’t think you can truly appreciate and value having air conditioning in your car until you get a taste of what it is like when you do NOT have access to air conditioning.

Now, what else is so great about the Forester you may ask? Well here are some highlights the Forester has that I enjoyed. Take a look for yourself! 😉


        The 2014 Forester. The Forester has a sleek design with a super spacious trunk for all your toys, beach gear, luggage for that road trip, groceries, or anything else your heart desires. One of my favorite features is the EyeSight Driver. I felt more at ease with this feature in the car, being able to see behind me when backing up in reverse was a huge relief as I always get a little worried wondering if there is something I cannot see behind me. I tend to worry and wonder if I am getting too close to any cars or other objects, with this feature I was able to see everything that was behind me and how close I was to anything that was behind me. Such an important safety feature I think every car should have these days!

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