BOGO Free Fandango Movie Ticket to see “Fury”, Brad Pitt’s latest movie

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If you are planning to go see Brad Pitt’s latest movie, this is a deal you won’t want to miss. Buy one ticket to see Fury, and get another one for  free. In order to get this deal you need to add 2 tickets to your card on Fandango.com and then use code FURY at checkout. This movie will be in theaters next Friday, October 17th so start planning your date night now! The offer is only good through October 19th and only while supplies last.

 


10 Dollar Tree Birthday Bargains

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Birthday parties are expensive y’all!   We all want to make the day fun for the kiddos while keeping an eye on the budget.   I’ve compiled a list of 10 birthday supplies you should be buying at Dollar Treeif you are looking to celebrate while saving as much money as you can.

 

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1.  Mylar Balloons.   
The selection varies by store, but they usually have solid stars and hearts as well as an assortment of other birthday mylars.  These are $3.99 and up at other party stores.   The $1 price already includes helium.

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2. Candles
These happy birthday candles are $2.99+ in other stores.  An absolute steal for $1.00

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3.  Superhero Capes (seasonal) 

If you are planning a super hero party of any kind, how awesome would it be to give each kid their own cape as a favor?  Love these.  Stock up now because I’m sure they’ll be gone before we even hit Halloween.

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4.  Puzzles

I love these mini puzzle tins.  So many popular characters too.  Even if you can’t find the tin puzzles, the regular boxed puzzles are a great deal at $1.  Perfect to give as prizes for the winners of party games.   Or stack 5 of them together , wrap individually and then as a tower and give as a birthday gift.

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5.  Gift Bags

If you aren’t reusing the gift bags you already have, stock up.  The larger bags that range from $4+ in other stores are still only $1.  I love gift bags for kids – easier to open, carry and you don’t have wrap up weird corners.

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6.  Princess Crowns

Do you have a Princess or Frozen obsessed little girl?  Grab some of these adorable crowns for her party guests.  They can double as party favors to take home.

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7.  Straws
Planning to serve drinks in actual cups?  Don’t forget the straws.  Go for a fun Krazy straw or stock up on some basics.

 

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8.  Tableware

The selection is surprisingly good! You will find both themed plates & napkins and also solid color options for plates, napkins and utensils.

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9.  Activities

These are just two samples of SUPER easy crafts/activities for a party.   The one set pictured above even comes with it’s own set of markers. Considering this will keep the kids entertained for a long time, the $1 price tag is totally worth it.

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10. Greeting Cards

If you don’t have time for the kids to make a card, stock up on some of the birthday cards (2/$1) and keep with your stock of gift bags. You can also find blank cards that can be used  as Thank You notes for your kids to send after the party.

Did you know that you can do your Dollar Tree shopping online and have your order sent for free to your nearest store? This is a great option if you are pressed for time and just want to swing by the store and have everything waiting for you. Be sure to check out this option :)

These are my top 10 Dollar Tree Birthday bargains.  I’ll have plenty more posts like this – sharing some awesome ways to save money while entertaining, planning birthdays and celebrating holidays!

 


BROADWAY Week ~ Get 2-For-1 Tickets through Sept. 14th

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Broadway Week

Do you live in NYC or are you visiting this weekend? If so, be sure to check out this 2-for-1 Sale on a big selection of Broadway shows! During Broadway Week which runs through September 14th you will be able to buy 2 tickets for the price for some of the best Broadway shows! When I checked a few minutes ago, there are still tickets to the following shows:

Chicago
Cinderella
Jersey Boys
Mamma Mia
Once
Phantom of the Opera
And many others …

Whenever I travel to NYC I try to catch a show or two, but I always cringe at the prices. I should try to plan my next trip to the City around Broadway Week so that I can catch my favorite shows without breaking the bank!

Thank you More With Less  Today for sharing this event!


FREE Admission to ALL National Parks on Monday Aug. 25th!

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This Monday August 25th  is the National Park Service’s birthday, and you can join in the celebration! All National Parks  are waiving entrance fees for the day and are inviting everyone to join in the festivities taking place coast-to-coast. So why not head to any of the country’s 401 national parks this Monday and take in the scenery, learn a little history, or simply enjoy the great outdoors. There are parks all over the country so there is most likely one near you. What a great way to spend some family time without breaking the bank in the process!


Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt List

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What better way to keep the kids busy than by having them do a Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt collecting items for the party! This Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt List is one where you will need to prepare ahead of time with the neighbors, but, it’s well worth the time and it’s SO much fun for everyone!!!!

What are you waiting for? To get started creating your families summer memories print the Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt List for free!


Williams Sonoma: FREE Junior Chef Classes during July!

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Junior Chef Classes at Williams Sonoma

If  your son or daughter loves to spend time in the kitchen, this series of FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams Sonoma might just be the perfect activity for him or her. Your kids will learn to make a variety of delicious recipes and/or techniques during these free classes. This is the schedule that they have planned for July:

July 5th: Handheld Fruit Pies
July 12th: Using a Spiralizer
July 19th: Spectacular Summer Salads
July 26th: Shakes

These classes are appropriate for kids 5 and older. These classes start at 10 am and there is only a limited number of spots available so you need to call your local Williams Sonoma to reserve your spot.


FREE Bowling Tomorrow ~ Help Break A Guinness World Record (6/21)

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Have you always wanted to break a World Record? Well this is your chance! Starting tomorrow, Saturday June 21st at 7 pm, be a part of this event at participating AMF bowling lanes. In an effort to break the Guinness World Record for most simultaneous bowlers, most AMF lanes will be offering an hour of FREE bowling during this Bowling Night in America event. This is a great and frugal way to spend some quality time with your family and friends. And once you are done, you will most likely have bragging rights and will be able to say that you helped break a World Record! That sounds like so much fun.

You might enjoy checking out AMF’s funny YouTube video “Make Saturday Night More Fun.” And if you really enjoy bowling, be sure to also join the AMF Bowling eClub and get a coupon for $20 off your next visit for four people.

 


Michael’s: Kid’s Activities on Saturday and Sunday, plus Discount Coupon!

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Looking for things to do with the kids? Then head on out to Michael’s this weekend! There are 2 fun activities going on this Saturday and Sunday. Check them out!

Saturday, June 21st – 10AM – Noon.

Kids make a How to Train Your Dragon 2 Perler® Key Chain. Only $2 per child for 30 minutes of fun while you shop. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM – 11:30AM.

Sunday, June 22nd – 1PM – 4PM

Kids create a patriotic wreath. Supplies need to be purchased. Get more information here.

And while you are at Michaels, be sure to use these coupons to get some nice savings! And if you are buying your supplies, be sure to this Michael’s coupon to get $5 OFF $25, and if you are shopping online use promo code SUMMER at checkout to get up to $25 off your entire purchase.

Thank you More with Less Today for sharing!


Free Zoo Admission or BOGO deals on Father’s Day! Over 60 Zoos are participating

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:: FREE Zoo Admission for Dads on Father’s Day

Over 60 zoos are offering free (or two for one) admission on June 15th, 2014 to celebrate Father’s Day. Check to see if your local zoo is participating.  One of my all-time favorite zoos, the San Francisco Zoo, is participating in this program. I think this activity would be a great way to spend the day with the kids, and especially with the gorgeous weather we’ve been having. If you go, I hope you have a fabulous day and cherish the memories for years to come :)

Thanks More with Less Today for sharing this deal!

 


Kids Bowl for FREE This Summer! LOTS of locations all across the USA

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Kids Bowl for Free

I was so excited when I came across this Freebie and couldn’t wait to share it with you. This summer your kids bowl for free at bowling lanes all across the country! It seems all you have to do is find a participating location and register your child in this program. The parents or adults in the party do not have to make a purchase in order for the kids to have access to this program. However, there are special family passes that you can get for a great price in case the whole family wants to participate together and enjoy this activity. Each bowling center has special days designated for this program as well as age restrictions. So be sure to check the lanes you want to go to and see what their requirements are.

I checked for the participating locations in Colorado and I am so please to see that there are many bowling alleys featured on the list. The list is super extensive and at first glance, I think I see that all states are represented (even Alaska and Hawaii!). This program seems like a great way to get the kids out of the house and engaged in an activity where they can practice their gross motor skills, thinking skills, sportsmanship and also have a great time. And all this comes at no cost to the parents, so it’s a win-win for everyone! This is a freebie that you just might want to share with other parents in your community :)


Take your kids to the movies this Summer for $1

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Isn’t it great how there are so many inexpensive options to keep your kids busy and entertained this Summer? Well here’s another one! Regal Entertainment Group will be showing a variety of kid-friendly movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10 am , and the price of admission is only $1. Their summer lineup looks like a lot of fun, check it out:

  • Week 1
    Hotel Transylvania
    The Smurfs 2
  • Week 2
    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
    The Pirates: Band of Misfits
  • Week 3
    Arthur Christmas
    Despicable Me 2
  • Week 4
    The Lego Movie
    Free Birds
  • Week 5
    The Adventures of Tintin
    Rise of the Guardians
  • Week 6
    Kung Fu Panda 2
    Madagascar 2
  • Week 7
    The Croods
    Epic
  • Week 8
    Turbo
    Walking with Dinosaurs
  • Week 9
    Mr. Peabody & Sherman
    Rio 2

Isn’t this a great selection? I am sure parents and kids will find several shows they can’t wait to watch for the first time (or tenth ;)  !)  You can find the Regal Theater closest to you  and start planning your outings this summer.


Discounted Bowling and Shoe Rental ~ Only $17 for 2 hours/ 2 people at AMF Bowling Lanes Nationwide

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Looking for an inexpensive date night? Or maybe your child is having a birthday party this summer and you would like to take the gang to the bowling lanes? In any case, be sure to take a look at this Groupon deal for discounted bowling and shoe rental. If you are going or are taking a large group to any AMF Bowling lanes, it is definitely a considerable savings that you will get with this deal.

These are the details:

  • $17 for two hours of bowling and shoe rental for two (up to $36 value)
  • $30 for two hours of bowling and shoe rental for four (up to $64 value)
  • $42 for two hours of bowling and shoe rental for six (up to $96 value)

You can redeem this offer any time before August 20th, 2014. This offer for discounted bowling and shoe rental is only on for a limited time so if you think this is something you would like, you should buy it before it’s no longer available! Have fun staying out of the heat and enjoy hanging out doing a traditional, bonding activity like this :)


Download “Battlefield 3″ for PC for FREE (reg. $19.99) [Exp. 6/3]

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If you or someone you know loves playing MMORPG games on your computer, then this offer might be perfect for you! Through June 3rd you can download the standard edition of “Battlefield 3″ on to your PC computer for FREE (reg. $19.99). This game has won so many awards since the day it was launched and remains a gamers favorite. I am not a fan of war games (or any PC games for that matter) but my son and his college friends really enjoy letting out some stress while playing this kind of game.

Please note that this game is rated “M” for Mature and it is intended as a game for adults. I think it is too violent for a younger audience, so please take this into  consideration before you download it.

Key Game Features:

  • The Frostbite 2 Game Engine - Battlefield 3 introduces Frostbite 2, the incredible technology that takes animation, destruction, lighting, scale and audio to new heights. Built upon this powerful game engine, Battlefield 3 immerses players physically and emotionally to the world around them like never before.
  • Feel the Battle - Feel the impact of bullets and explosions, drag your fallen comrades into safety, and mount your weapon on almost any part of the terrain. Battlefield 3‘s cutting edge animation, spectacular visuals and real as hell battle gameplay attack your senses and make you feel the visceral warriors experience like no other FPS.
  • Unparalleled Vehicle Warfare - The best online vehicle warfare experience gets even better with a fitting sonic boom as fighter jets headline along with an impressive lineup of land, air and sea vehicles, all at your command.
  • Urban Combat - Take the fight to iconic and unexpected places in the USA, Middle East, and Europe including claustrophobic streets, metropolitan downtowns, and open, vehicle-friendly landscapes as you fight your way through the war of tomorrow.
  • Multiplayer Mayhem - Experience gripping multiplayer action with 2-24 player battles supported online.
  • Amazing Animation - The DICE team set out to takes animation to the next level with ANT technology (previously used in FIFA games) that now allows the creation of more believable behavior than ever before in an FPS.
  • Fight to Scale - Simply put, in Battlefield 3 you will be able to engage across some of the largest maps ever created, while close quarter combat is available too.
  • Massive Destruction - Destruction is enhanced on both a macro and micro level. Chips fly off blocks of concrete used for cover, while whole facades and buildings collapse in screeching clouds of dust and debris.
  • Best-in-Class Audio - Building on acclaimed High Dynamic Range (HDR) audio from previous Battlefield games, Battlefield 3 builds on the best-in-class legacy with a brutally realistic soundscape.

Neighborhood Night Time Scavenger Hunt

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The summer is here and it’s time to have some fun with the kids in the neighborhood. This Neighborhood Night Time Scavenger Hunt will give the kids something to do while they are gathering the ingredients for the Neighborhood S’mores Party!

We are planning on doing our Neighborhood Night Time Scavenger Hunt here once school is out for all the children in the neighborhood. It’s pretty simple, really. Get together with the other parents in the neighborhood and have each family purchase a few of the items on the list that’s needed for the S’mores Party (chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers). You can leave them out before you head to the party to make the Scavenger Hunt a little easier or leave on your front porch. You can even give them to a neighbor if you’d like and they can “ask around” for the items.

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Once the kiddos are out and about with their buddies looking for the items on the Night Time Scavenger Hunt list get the fire pit up and going! Then when the kids come back with all the items on the list, they will  have everything they need to make their own s’mores. Of course, you’ll want to help the kids, but, it’ll be so much fun and the best part…..you are making memories!!!

What comes to mind when you think of Summertime Fun from your childhood?


FREE Tickets to the Theater, Dance, Comedy and other events across the USA (5/29 Only)

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*Update* I was having a bit of a hard time finding the COMP tickets. But if you look for tickets in your area and then scroll down, you should see a box that says “Comp Tickets”. One you click on the event, it will show you availability for the FREE tickets and/or discounted ones.

Back by popular demand, Goldstar is rolling out the Comp Train for one day only. On Thursday May 29th you can get complementary free tickets to the theater, dance, comedy, opera and more in cities across the USA. Goldstar  has a limited number of FREE tickets so you might want to bookmark this page and check in early onThursday so you can claim your tickets while they are still available. The only cost associated with these FREE tickets is a small service charge that will vary from offer to offer. I think it’s a great way to go out and try something new and fun! I can’t wait to see what is going to be available in Colorado!