Friday, August 26, 2016

Rango and Yogi Bear Double Feature Blu-ray $4.99



Right now on Amazon you can get the Rango and Yogi Bear Double Feature Blu-ray for $4.99.  This is 33% off the list price of $7.49 for the movies. It ships free with super saver shipping or Amazon PrimePrices on Amazon can fluctuate, so be sure to verify the price before buying. 


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Last Chance to Enter $50 Giveaway



The Always You Book Blast $50 Giveaway ends tonight. Be sure to get your entries in for a chance to win!



I have othegiveaways taking place right now too. Check them all out as many offer daily entry options.

Shutterfly ~ Free Pet Tag Offer *Today Only*

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Shutterfly is offering all customers one free pet tag when you use promo code BESTFRIEND at checkout. You will have to pay shipping of about $3.99. Pet tags come in the shape of a bone, circle, or heart.  Offer is only valid today, August 26th.

Zazzle ~ 40% Off Phone Cases *Today Only*

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Zazzle is offering 40% off phone cases right now.  Be sure to use promo code ZHOTDEALDAY5 at checkout for this deal. Sale is only valid today, August 26th.

Life After Life $1.99 for Kindle Today



Life After Life by Jill McCorkle is one of the Kindle Daily Deals on Amazon today. You can download it to your device today for just $1.99. The print list price of this novel is $14.95. Prices on Amazon can fluctuate, so be sure to verify the price before buying.


Kindle books can be read on Kindles and on your device with a free Kindle reading app.

   

Best Buy ~ Weeds: The Complete Collection on Blu-ray $34.99 *Today Only*

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One of the deals of the day you can get at Best Buy is on Weeds: The Complete Collection on Blu-ray for $34.99.  This is $30 off the retail price of $64.99 for the 16-disc collection.  You can choose to ship to the store for FREE or it will ship free with your order of $35 or more. Sale price is only valid today, August 26th.

Martha Stewart Living Magazine Two Year Subscription $9.49



DiscountMags is offering a two year subscription to Martha Stewart Living Magazine for $9.49 today when you use promo code CONFESSIONS at checkout.  Offer is valid August 26th only.

Cherishables ~ Free Shipping Sitewide *Ends Today*

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Right now at Cherishables.com you can get free shipping sitewide.  At Cherishables create custom photo cards and gifts, photo calendars, phone cases, invitations and more!  This offer ends today, August 26th.

Cents of Style ~ Cardigans for $17.99 Shipped Today #FashionFriday



The Fashion Friday deal at Cents of Style is cardigans on sale for $17.99 plus free shippingThe cardigans come from size small to 3xl, with tons colors to chose from. There is a shorter option with buttons, and a longer, open option, so all of your ensembles are covered. These cardigans are flawless with your go-to jeans and boots, your favorite skirt or dress, or your wittiest graphic tee....or add a scarf for a pop of Fall perfection. Be sure to use promo code LAYERLIGHT at checkout. Offer is only available while supplies last.

Plus at checkout they are offering their pendant and tassel necklace for just $4.99.

Free Children's Kindle Book ~ Our Kindergarten



Amazon has the kindle edition of the children's book Our Kindergarten  available to download for free right now. The digital list price of this book is $2.99. Prices on Amazon can fluctuate, so be sure to verify the price before buying.  

Kindle books can be read on Kindles and on your device with a free Kindle reading app.

$1.00 off ONE box of BARBARA'S Cereal

Vanity Fair Magazine Subscription $12.99



DiscountMags is offering a one year subscription to Vanity Fair Magazine for $12.99 today when you use promo code CONFESSIONS at checkout. Offer is valid August 26th only.

Gymboree ~ FREE Shipping On Your Entire Order This Weekend

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Gymboree Sale On Now!


Right now at Gymboree you can get free shipping on your entire order with no minimum purchase. Plus right now the entire store is on sale for up to 70% off. Clearance deals are an extra 40% off.  No promo code is needed for the discounts or the free shipping offer.  Free shipping ends Sunday, August 28th.

Living Social Flash Sale ~ 25% Off Select Deals for 4 Hours Only


You can save an extra 25% on select Living Social deals you buy right now when you use promo code POP25 at checkout. Code may only be used once on deals within the "Hurry" collection. The maximum discount is $20. This offer ends today at 3 pm CST.

Free Game App Download ~ Gardenscapes



You can download the Gardenscapes game app for Android for free right now on Amazon.  

Welcome to Gardenscapes! Rake your way through a storyline full of unexpected twists to restore a wonderful garden to its former glory!  Embark on an adventurous journey: beat match-3 levels, restore and decorate different areas in the garden, get to the bottom of the secrets it holds, and enjoy the company of amusing in-game characters, including Austin, your butler! What are you waiting for? Build your dream garden!

Sweepstakes ~ Enter to Win a 10 Piece Gotham Steel Cookware Set



You can enter to win a 10 Piece Gotham Steel Nonstick Frying Pan and Cookware Set (ARV $199.99) when you subscribe to A Freebie Empire in August. A Freebie Empire awards a new prize each month to a lucky subscriber. This one ends August 31st.  Good luck and be sure to let me know if you win!


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Get Special Offers from Disney Baby and Huggies



Sign up for Disney Baby emails plus Huggies® brand emails to get special offers, deals, rewards and inspired ideas featuring products with your favorite Disney characters.

York Photo ~ 12 Custom Notecards for $0.99 *Ends Today*

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York Photo is offering both new and existing customers 12 custom notecards for $0.99 (Save $12) when you use promo code SRNOTE at checkout. Plus new customers will get 40 free prints when they register.  Price does not include shipping. Offer ends today, August 26th.

Request Your FREE Subscription to Digital Photo Pro Magazine



You can request a free one year subscription to Digital Photo Pro Magazine right now courtesy of ValueMags. You will never be charged or receive a bill. I receive several free magazines every month from this site.


Check out all the these ways to score more freebies!

Walgreens ~ 60% Off Wood Panels

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Walgreens Photo is offering 60% off wood panels when you use promo code PANELS60 at checkout. This offer ends tomorrow, August 27th.

New Coupon ~ Save $2.00/2 Carnation Breakfast Essentials




There is a new printable coupon available to Save $2.00 on any two Carnation Breakfast Essentials Mix Products


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Watch Videos to Earn Free Gift Cards with Swagbucks



Swagbucks is the web’s most popular rewards program that gives you cashback for the everyday things you already do online. You can earn points called SB and score gift cards to your favorite stores just by shopping, watching videos and surfing the web. 

From home improvement shows to the latest celebrity news, I always have videos running online to watch. Swagbucks works with nCrave to bring you tech and celeb news, upcoming movie trailers, DIYs, make up tutorials and so much more.  My son's favorites are the sports videos.

Check out video playlists and videos to entertain yourself for hours and earn SB - 2 SB for 10 videos! You can watch on the Swagbucks website or with the Swagbutton web extension. You can even watch on the go with the SBTV mobile app. 

Sign up for your free Swagbucks account and start earning rewards today!

Philomena Starring Judi Dench on DVD $4.50



You can get Philomena on DVD for $4.50 on Amazon right now. The movie starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan 70% off the list price of $14.98. It ships free with super saver shipping or Amazon Prime. Prices on Amazon can fluctuate, so be sure to verify the price before buying.


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Zazzle ~ 60% Off Cards & Invitations *Today Only*

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Zazzle is offering 60% off cards and invitations right now.  Be sure to use promo code ZHOTDEALDAY4 at checkout for this deal. Sale is only valid today, August 25th.

Groupon's One Day Fun Day Sale

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Groupon is offering an extra 20% off select deals right now  Be sure to head over to see what deals you might find. Prices are as marked so no promo code is needed.  This sale is only valid today, August 25th.

Upstairs at the White House $2.99 for Kindle Today



Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies is one of the Kindle Daily Deals on Amazon today. You can download it to your device today for just $2.99. The print list price of this book is $16.99. Prices on Amazon can fluctuate, so be sure to verify the price before buying.


Kindle books can be read on Kindles and on your device with a free Kindle reading app.

  

ESPN Magazine Subscription $4.24



The Deal of the Day at Best Deal Magazines is a one year subscription to ESPN Magazine for $4.99. Offer is only valid today, August 25th.  Use coupon code 15CJ0828 and save an additional 15% making the subscription only $4.24.

Tea Collection ~ 20% Off Everything Tea *Ends Today*

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Tea Collection is offering 20% off everything right now. There are no purchase minimums or requirements.  Take advantage of the sale and pick up twirly dresses, colorful Tees and sweet baby items for winter. Feel free to tell your friends and family, because there is always enough Tea Collection love to go around. Just be sure to use coupon code JUSTFORME20 at checkout.  Sale ends today, August 25th.

Free Children's Kindle Book ~ I Heart Superhero Kid



Amazon has the kindle edition of the children's book I Heart Superhero Kid: An Epic Superhero Story available to download for free right now. The digital list price of this book is $2.99. Prices on Amazon can fluctuate, so be sure to verify the price before buying.  

Kindle books can be read on Kindles and on your device with a free Kindle reading app.

$1.00 off any TWO Kelloggs FMW Cereals

Tiny Prints ~ 50% Off Thank You Cards, Personal Stationery & More *Today Only*

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The deal of the day at Tiny Prints is 50% off thank you cards, personal stationery and everyday occasion cards. Be sure to use promo code 0825DEAL at checkout for the discount. This offer ends tomorrow morning, August 26th at 10 am CST.

Astronomy Magazine Subscription $12.99



DiscountMags is offering a one year subscription to Astronomy Magazine for $12.99 today when you use promo code CONFESSIONS at checkout. Offer is valid August 25th only.

Free Game App Download ~ Age of Wind



You can download the Age of Wind game app for Android for free right now on Amazon.  

Live the ruthless life of a battleship pirate: Sail the seven seas and complete quests, roam the tropical bays, trade exotic goods and use them to create devastating super cool weapons. Improve your skills and control over your battleships, raid cities and merchant ships, steal their gold and battle other pirates online to become the greatest pirate of all!

Sweepstakes ~ Enter to Win a $1000 Target Gift Card, Dell Laptop & More



Enter the Back-to-School Sweepstakes from SheKnows for a chance to win over $4000 in prizes.  The grand prize includes a $1000 Target gift card, a $500 Staples gift card, a $1500 cash card, a Dell laptop, a Scholastic prize pack and more. Enter via the simple giveaway form and you can refer friends for additional entries.  Sweepstakes ends September 7th.  Good luck and be sure to let me know if you win!


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Caribou Coffee ~ BOGO Drinks This Afternoon



Cool things off again in August with a buy one cold beverage, get the second drink free from Caribou Coffee.  The offer is valid every Tuesday and Thursday in August from noon to close. You'll need to mention the offer to redeem it.

Snapfish Flash Sale ~ Travel Coffee Mugs $9.99

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Snapfish is having a travel coffee mug flash sale.  Use any photos to make a custom 13 oz. travel mug for $9.99. Be sure to use promo code 999CMUG at checkout.  Offer ends Friday, August 26th.

Free Rice-A-Roni or Pasta Roni Single Serve Cup with New SavingStar Offer

Save 100% when you buy ONE (1) Rice-A-Roni® OR Pasta Roni® Single Serve Cup. Check back every Friday for a new Freebie! .Expires 8/27/2016.Save 100%.

SavingStar has a new freebie offer for us! Get one FREE Rice-A-Roni or Pasta Roni single serve cup when you load the SavingStar coupon to your store's loyalty card or download the SavingStar app to scan your receipt and selected stores. You'll get 100% back.  You'll need to load the coupon today and use it by Saturday, August 27th.

If you're not signed up for SavingStar yet you can do that now.  It is an eCoupon program that adds the savings to your account instead of taking the amount off at checkout.  It is totally free to join and once you save at least $5 you can cash out via PayPal or Amazon gift cards.

Shutterfly ~ Free Photo Playing Cards, Mousepad, Magnet or 16x20 Print *Ends Today*

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Shutterfly Photo is offering a free set of playing cards, free mousepad, free magnet or a free 16x20 print today when you use promo code CHOOSEYOURS at checkout.  Offer ends today, August 25th.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Family Travel Review ~ Paul Bunyan Land Brainerd, Minnesota

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My family vacationed in Brainerd, Minnesota earlier this month.  Brainerd is about 6 hours away from the Des Moines area so it's a very doable and pretty easy drive up North.  Before our trip I did some research on the area for family activities.  I knew our resort would have a lot to do, but we are used to vacations where we are on the go most of the time so I wanted to find some additional activities for us.  One of the places that caught my eye was Paul Bunyan Land.  My family loves amusement parks and rides so it became a must do on my list.  Plus I think everyone that visits Brainerd needs to get their pictures take with Paul Bunyan and Babe the blue ox.  Babe is right there to greet you in the parking lot.


Once you've entered the park through the admissions building Paul Bunyan himself is there to greet your kiddos by name.  If it's not too busy you can take some time to chat and he'll answer some questions too.  He's actually the worlds largest talking animated man.


Since our kids vary in age from 2 to 10 I wanted to make sure the park would have enough things to do to keep each one busy.  Most rides worked out pretty well that the family could split up and have the big kids do one thing while our little guy did his own.  The Dodgem' cars didn't work out very well though because both our oldest two kiddos were too short to drive on their own and our little guy was too small ride at all.  We were still able to get our rides in but be sure to check height requirements on the website before visiting so you don't have disappointed kiddos.



My little guy loves rides and there were multiple things he could go on at Paul Bunyan Land.  His favorite was Hampton.  He rode it several times choosing a different vehicle to drive each time.  I think he would have been perfectly happy just driving around and around all day.  The major downside of the amusement park was that even though we visited on a weekday and it was not crowded at all the kids weren't able to ride as much as they would have liked because the park's ride operators operate multiple rides at a time and have to move back and forth between them.  Most of the time though it meant just waiting through one ride's cycle before getting to ride another which is still nothing compared to waiting in lines at other amusement parks.


Check out the size of that shopping cart in the background!



I think he liked it best when his big sissy rode with him.  It was nice that she was able to ride on some of the rides with him when he was too short to ride on his own.



I think this girl may have had the best time there.  She loved that she was tall enough to ride things like the Tilt-a-Whirl and Mini-Himilayan on her own.  She didn't have to wait for one of the adults to go with her which I loved too because I just don't love the spinning rides the way I used to when I was younger.


Since the park wasn't busy and everything is pretty much wide open visually she could go on several rides while we were with her younger brother and we could still have eyes on her.


The downside of the wide open space of the park meant there's not really any shade.  We were fortunate that our August morning was overcast because by the afternoon the sun popped out and it got real hot real fast.  Be prepared with plenty of sunscreen on.  Hats and cooling towels could be nice too.  All the rides are pretty close together so this park is nice for those who can't handle a lot of walking.


Little Miss and I enjoyed our Ferris Wheel ride together and laughed when brother was waiting a while on top for us to get on the ride.


I thought it was really nice that there was a ride that all three kiddos wanted to go on together.  They all loved the Frog Hopper.


I have to say that I was personally thrilled about the climbing wall.  Our local climbing wall is pretty expensive and the kids don't usually get a chance to climb without waiting in a long line so it was really nice for them to get a chance to climb while we were there.  The wall has different difficulties on each side.  T was able to make it to the top, but wasn't ambitious enough to try the tougher side.  I wish we would have done the climbing wall first and came back to it later.  Lesson learned.



We finished our visit to Paul Bunyun Land with a walk around the This Old Farm Pioneer Village.   I liked the Bunyun sized Radio Flyer wagon and trike.


 

The Pioneer Village is made up of multiple buildings chock full of antiques.  It looked like a picker's dream to me!  I spotted a few things I grew up.


Paul Bunyun Land is open daily from 10am to 6pm from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.  There are seasonal events as well so be sure to check the website.  Be sure to connect with Paul Bunyun Land on Facebook for park pictures, updates and more.