Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Fortunately, there are many ways to obtain movie tickets for free, which can cut the cost of these outings by half or more. Here are some of the best ways to obtain free movie tickets, often to see movies before they have even been released to the general public:
GoFoBo - This site offers free passes to movie screenings at various times. Simply sign up for a free account with the site and select your movie preferences. Like to see family movies? Comedies? You'll get priority for offers to these movies. GoFoBo notifies you when there is a movie that matches your preferences screening in your city, and you can choose to accept two free passes. You won't have a choice of times, and if you don't act quickly, you could miss out on the offer. Screenings are sporadic, and you won't be offered passes to every showing in your area. But you can expect to receive as many as a few offers per month.
Film Metro - Simply sign up for a free account and get notified when free movie screenings are available in your area. You don't need to choose preferences for genres, as you will be granted access to any screenings that become available. However, you may be targeted according to your demographic information (age, sex, and race). Screenings are for movies that have not yet been released. Securing a ticket does not necessarily guarantee your entrance to the screening, as the site routinely overbooks screenings. Plan to show up early to ensure a seat.
Volition - Sign up for the e-mail list or bookmark the site and check back regularly to learn about current movie promotions. Complimentary movie tickets are available in several U.S. cities, and movie prize packs are awarded through regular competitions for those cities for which free screenings are not available.
Nielsen MovieView - Here's another great service for being invited to free movie screenings in your area. Simply sign up for a free account, as with the others, and be notified when a screening is available. When you register, you will be required to provide extensive information, including your phone number, age, sex, race, level of education, and household income.
Other fantastic ways to secure free movie tickets include browsing your local newspaper for giveaways and special promotions. Often, promoters often patrol local theaters to sign people up as screeners. If someone with a clipboard approaches you outside a theater, don't just shrug them off -- they might be offering you free tickets!
About the author...
Tracy Sitchen is a veteran coupon clipper, stay at home Mom, and aspiring writer. While she loves shopping, she loves the chase of the deal even more! She’s recently been writing about Loon Mountain coupons along with Nicoderm coupons over at her blog where she shares deals and discounts to help every day people save money.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
My kids are beyond excited for Cars 2 : Back Into Cars. I wanted to share this fun featurette from Disney. My boys loved watching it over and over and over again!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The boys have been watching River Monsters (with Jeremy Wade) and of course their biggest excitement and concern was what they were going to do if we caught one of the monster fish from the show. They had elaborate plans of lassoing the fish or wrangling it to the shore. It was hilarious.
Once we got there, we set up chairs and got right to fishing. As you can see from the video, the kids had a super easy time using the Fish Eyes fishing rod (they literally spent the entire afternoon casting and watching the fish through the cool screen). What makes the fish eyes so amazing is that there is a camera attached to the end (instead of a hook) and a screen in the handle of the rod. It works really well and the boys were mesmerized looking for the loch ness monster (which thank god they didn't find!).
- Underwater video camera transmits live footage to your LCD screen
- Full-color, full motion LCD screen with removable sun shade
- Allows you to catch the fish you see
- Included bait basket attracts fish to the viewing area
- Video camera with built in LED light for all underwater conditions
- Requires 4 AA batteries- not included
- For users ages 8 & up
- Adult assembly required
- Hooks and lures not included
Sunday, May 15, 2011
As moms, we frequently put ourselves last... I know I'm not the only mom who does this! I've found that from time to time I forget to keep my multi-vitamin in my routine (like when I run out and keep forgetting to pick more up... funny how I never let the kids vitamins run out...), then my nails and skin start to show signs of neglect and it's a reminder to get back on my vitamins. I know that nails and skin are just a reflection of what is really going on inside and those signs are so important to pay attention to! Fiber is super important for your digestive health as well as your immune system and it is so easy to forget that.
Here’s how it works:
· Follow @FiberChoice to enter
· Share the small choice you make every day to defend you or your family’s health
· Use the hashtag #MYCHOICE to enter your choice on Twitter
· FiberChoice® will select one winner per day and contact you via Twitter about your prize
· Each participant will be entered into a grand prize drawing to be conducted at the conclusion of the 28 days
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
A secret spot in Disneyland. We've wondered about it for years and finally got the chance. Do you know where we are? Apparently... all you have to do is ask!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
To me this sounds like a super easy step to start trimming weight off my waistline without having to put much thought or effort in.
What Healthy Choices are you making?
(Note: This is part of a compensated campaign through The Motherhood and Healthy Choice, but I only agreed to the campaign because I loved the products previously!)
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Be sure to check in at center court between 5 pm and 7 pm for a current list of participating stores. For more information on what other malls in your area are participating you can go here (note the Westminster Mall, Brea Mall and Laguna Hills Mall are also participating here in Orange County).
Treat yourself ... being a Mom is a tough job!