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Give Your Children the Gift of Learning

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Deals, Education, Toys | 0 comments

 Sponsored Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for your kids this year that will encourage them to love learning? Well, we have found it. Every year, our holiday tree has a ton of gifts under it that doesn’t stimulate my kid’s brains, so this year, I have been on the hunt for educational toys to gift them this year. One of my favorite educational toys that I have found is the Omano JuniorScope Microscope. The new Omano JuniorScope is the perfect microscope for your young scientist. The JuniorScope is a high quality, easy to use microscope built with kids in mind. With the JuniorScope, your kids can look at everything from plant cells to water bears. Unlike other children’s microscopes, the JuniorScope has precision glass optics, is easy to use, and gives a crystal clear image of...

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Five DIY Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Posted by on Mar 26, 2017 in Crafts, Deals, Family, Shopping, Tech | 2 comments

 Sponsored by Best Buy When we bought our second home in 2003, the kitchen was a mess. We had to remodel the kitchen, but as a young couple on a tight budget, we had to find a way to remodel the kitchen at the lowest cost possible. The only solution was to do a complete DIY kitchen remodel. Now, it has been over 13 years, and our kitchen is once again in badly need of another kitchen remodel. The appliances are starting to get old, the counter tops are outdated, and our cabinets are falling apart. As we gear-up to do another DIY kitchen remodel, here are five tips for helping you to remodel your kitchen without breaking the bank doing it all yourself. Tile Granite Counter Tops The biggest savings we had when remodeling our kitchen years ago...

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Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Winter Deals

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Deals, Travel | 0 comments

  This fall and winter, Marriott Caribbean & Latin America Resorts invites you to ditch the snow boots and grab the sunscreen while taking advantage of great travel deals at 15 beachfront resorts in warm-weather destinations across the Caribbean and Latin America. As part of the “You Are Here” promotion, this group of resorts is exclusively offering up to a $400 resort credit per room, per stay in premium rooms for a minimum of four nights. Plus, some resorts increase the resort credit the longer you stay. The booking window is open now through Dec. 31, 2016 for travel between now and March 31, 2017. Must use promotional code 93B and guests who book directly on Marriott.com receive the lowest Marriott Rewards® Member Rates. Known for stunning beachfront locations and premium amenities, the 15 participating resorts are situated throughout...

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Orange County Black Friday Dining Specials

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Christmas, Deals, Dining, Holiday | 0 comments

 After getting all your shopping done on Black Friday, you don’t have to worry about cooking with these great Orange County Black Friday dining specials. Ways & Means Oyster House 21022 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (714) 960-4300 www.wmoysters.com Specializing in fresh seafood dishes, tropical cocktails, and a waterfront views from their extensive outdoor patio, Ways & Means is a casual eatery at the Pacific City outdoor mall in Surf City, USA. To celebrate, Ways & Means is offering “Black Out Friday” specials on November 25th, which includes a free drink or snack with the purchase of a $50 gift card. Some of the redeemable options include their popular Fizz cocktail and fresh fish tacos. Brunos Italian Kitchen 210 W. Birch St. Brea, CA 92821 (714) 257-1000 www.BrunosItalianKitchen.com Known for their impressive selection of reasonably priced wine...

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Make the Switch for Soft and Strong Tushie Tissue

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Deals, Family, Hot Topics, Shopping | 0 comments

 “This post was sponsored by Charmin as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.” Finding high-quality products at the lowest possible price is important to most families like ours. One household item that I never want to sacrifice quality is our toilet paper. The only problem is that in a household with three young children causing us to through so many rolls a week, we are forced to purchase a lower priced toilet paper than we would like. Our family has been using Angel Soft® for many years because of its reputation for softness and having an affordable price point until recently. Every back-to-school season, my husband and I, work on our family budget and discuss ways our family can save. I recently learned that the Charmin® Essentials Soft and Charmin® Essentials Strong toilet paper is now available...

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Back-to-School Shopping Rewards at Plaza West Covina (Giveaway)

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Deals, Giveaways, Shopping | 61 comments

 Sponsored Back-to-school shopping can quickly put a strain on most family budgets. More and more families are flocking to outlet centers, discount stores, and places where they can earn rewards when doing their back-to-school shopping this year. Plaza West Covina recently introduced a new “Oh, So Simple Rewards” program, so we went shopping at the mall this year to check it out. The mall in readily available off the 10 freeway, and has one of the largest variety of stores I have seen in a local mall. From major department stores to boutique style stores, Plaza West Covina is a one stop shop for the back-to-school season. While I was shopping with my kids at the mall, I was able to score jeans for just $10 a pair at Crazy 8, basic t-shirts for my teen at H&M, and...

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Fashion Ambush at Ontario Mills Mall (Giveaway)

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Deals, Family, Fashion, Giveaways, Shopping | 1 comment

 Sponsored Ontario Mills is the premier shopping destination in Southern California to find the best deals on fashion. Guests can enjoy added savings during their spring accessories sale currently happening until May 31st. When I heard about the sale, I couldn’t wait to drive to Ontario to score some awesome deals, and I also got to surprise some lucky shoppers with some complimentary accessories! It was the first time that I had done an ambush makeover, and I was a little nervous about what to expect. I checked into guest services, got a couple of $50 gift cards, and started walking around the mall to spot shoppers wearing the current fashion trends (cobalt blue, metallics, florals, and stripes). Surprisingly it was quite challenging for me to find customers wearing these fashion trends in the mall, but I was able...

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How to Dine Out without Breaking the Family Budget

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Deals, Dining, Family | 0 comments

 I received a Restaurant.com gift card for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. We are all busy moms. Between soccer practice and carpool, finding time to get dinner on the table is a challenge for most moms. This Spring, I am focusing on spending more quality time with my children including spending less time in the kitchen, and more time creating memories with my family at the dinner table. With that in mind, that means I have to let go of trying so hard to get a healthy dinner on the table every night, and plan for weekday nights to dine out together as a family. The only downside is that dining out with a family of five can be quite expensive, so I have been doing...

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A Frugal Coup: Groupon Coupons Give You Tons of Options to Save Money

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Deals, Family, Shopping | 0 comments

 Sponsored In a way, the concept of Groupon Coupons almost feels like a riff on the plot of the film “Inception.” Much like the movie’s plot is focused on digging below the surface of a person’s dreamscape to explore the rich world of the subconscious, Groupon Coupons burrow past the popular discounts associated with the daily deal service to mine a deep realm of money savings offers. In other words, think of Groupon Coupons as an opportunity to save a few bucks within an opportunity to save a few bucks. If you’re the cynical type, you may already be thinking that the 70,000-plus online coupons offered by Groupon Coupons consist of a bunch of odd shops and services that you’d never set foot in, even if you knew where it was located. You’d be wrong, unless stores and services...

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2015 Holiday Gift Card Incentives

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Christmas, Deals, Dining, Family, Holiday, Shopping | 0 comments

  The holiday season can be stressful enough without having to worry about gifts. You’ll be sure to find something perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Make sure to take advantage of these holiday gift card incentives, and reward yourself in the process! Juice It Up!: Through December 31, receive a free Medium Classic or Veggie Smoothie with the purchase of a $25 gift card. One of the nation’s leading raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie destinations, the menu items include fresh-squeezed functional raw juices, blended-to-order real fruit and veggie smoothies, and nutrient-rich bowls loaded with superfruits Açaí and Pitaya. www.JuiceItUp.com BRIO Tuscan Grille: Through Dec. 31, purchase a $100 gift card and receive a $20 gift card. BRIO Tuscan Gille, with locations at The Irvine Spectrum Center and Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, serves authentic, northern...

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2015 Halloween Discounts and Deals

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 in Deals, Dining, Family, Halloween, Holiday | 0 comments

  Trick-or-Treat! Local businesses are offering some great discounts and deals for families on Halloween that are sure that make your kids “scream” with joy. From Free Scary pancakes to Free kids meals, these are some deals that you’ll not want to miss. Chipotle chipotle.com/boorito This Halloween from 5pm to close, spook them by adding something unnecessary to your costume and score a $3 burrito. IHOP ihop.com Kids are invited to create their own scary face pancake for FREE on October 30th from 7am to 10pm Ruby’s Diner (participating locations) On October 31st, kids in costume 12 and under eat for FREE from 4pm to closing. (limit of one free child’s entree per adult entree purchased. One free toy with every kid’s meal. Not valid at Shake Shack or airport. Cannot be combined with any other offer) Sizzler (Participating...

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Five Orange County Sizzling Summer Savings

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Deals, Family, Featured, Shopping, Summer | 0 comments

 Sponsored Keeping the kids busy during the summer months can often be expensive for families. LivingSocial has always been my go-to place for discount tickets, dining deals and more so that our family can keep busy and enjoy visiting different places around Orange County during the summer months. These are my top five favorite summer savings that won’t break the family budget, and will help your family to create long lasting summer memories. Lyon Air Museum From military motorcycles — including one that’s half tank — to high-flying airplanes from decades ago, Lyon Air Museum houses some of the rarest aircraft you’ll find. There are also a few cars and military vehicles, which make for one fascinating stroll through this space • $12 ($24 value) for two general admission tickets • $24 ($48 value) for four general admission tickets...

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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Mother’s Day Giveaway

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Deals, Dining, Featured, Giveaways, Holiday, Mother's Day, Uncategorized | 17 comments

  Looking for somewhere fun to have dinner on Mother’s Day? Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is celebrating Moms this year by offing free tickets for Moms on all shows from now until Sunday, May 10th when accompanied by one full-paid adult admission. The fun doesn’t stop there! As a bonus – spoil your Mom! For just $20 more, guests can add a special Mother’s Day package. The special package includes a photo of “Queen Mom,” Cape and Mom’s choice of a champagne mimosa or cider in a souvenir champagne glass. To take advantage of this special offer and complimentary ticket for Mom – please mention the code MOMWEB at the time of purchase. Just because Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament loves OC Moms, they are offering us two tickets to giveaway to one OC Mom for Mother’s Day....

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Trim the Family Budget Before the Holidays

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Christmas, Deals, Family, Holiday, Parenting | 0 comments

 Finances. To most of us, managing, or a lack of managing our finances is a sore spot. I’m no exception. Perhaps you can relate to this scenario: “Did you really need that?” my husband asks annoyingly. I slowly stop stroking my new find, and slide the new (beautiful) purse behind my back. Before I married, finances seemed so much simpler. But after marriage and kids, things have changed. How can you help trim the family budget without eating mac n’ cheese every night? Patrice Ann Murray, president & CEO of live free, has been a financial advisor to high net worth clients in the Orange County for more than 20 years. She also teaches seminars, classes and workshops to a diverse audience that focus on being financially free™ in every area of their lives. Before executing any quick tips,...

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Giving with LivingSocial

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Christmas, Deals, Holiday, Shopping | 0 comments

 Sponsored Feeling frustrated trying to find a gift for the person who seems to have everything? We have all found ourselves walking through store after store just to return home without a gift. Instead of spending hours shopping in a local mall, try experimenting with a different type of gift by giving a LivingSocial gift. Give the gift of a date night, weekend getaway, dining experience or beauty treatment. Families can come closer together in the New Year by going on a local boat ride, watching their favorite sporting team or flying high in a hot air balloon. These are just a few of the type of gifts that can be found on LivingSocial. It’s not just experiences that gift givers can find at LivingSocial.com but also a wide variety of fantastic gift options in the LivingSocial Gift Shop....

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Halloween Dining Discounts and Deals

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Deals, Dining, Halloween | 0 comments

  Local restaurants offering a wide variety of Halloween dining discounts and deals for kids. Get your kids dressed in their costume and head to these local businesses to take advantage of these great offers. Chipotle chipotle.com/boorito To participate in Boorito, simply visit any Chipotle restaurant dressed in costume between 5 p.m. and closing on October 31, and purchase a burrito, burrito bowl, tacos, salad or kids meal for only $3. Proceeds, up to $1 million, will benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to creating a more sustainable and healthful food system and to raising awareness about important issues in food. iHop ihop.com Bring your kids in costume on Halloween to get a free scary face pancake. Offer valid on Halloween for children under the age of 12 (dine in only, and one per child). Creamistry...

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Five Father’s Day Grilling Gift Ideas

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Deals, Featured | 1 comment

  Still wondering what to get for Father’s Day? Surfas in Costa Mesa has some of the best gift ideas for the dad who loves to grill. Surprise your dad with one of these five Father’s Day Grilling gift ideas from Surfas Culinary District. Camerons Unique Chicken Beeroaster – $13.75 Perfect for chicken on the grill. Fill the roaster with fresh herbs, citrus fruits and Dad’s favorite beer for moist tender chicken. Hamburger Press – $10.99 The ultimate simple fix to avoid over cooking hamburgers the hamburger press makes each burger the same size and saves time. As an added plus, the press is adjustable so you can make your ideal burger every time. Dynamite – $13.39 This Calabrian hot pepper paste is a spicy, hot and delicious condiment that adds zest to your favorite meats, pasta, vegetable, soups,...

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OC Fair Super Pass Sale!

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Deals | 0 comments

  Summer is coming and that means it’s almost time for the OC Fair! There are so many things to see and do and EAT at the fair…you have to share some of your favorites! We have our favorites, like the petting zoo, the Alaskan racing pigs, checking out the baby animals at the farm, and trying all the delicious fair food! Last summer my brave son even attempted some exciting rides! I just love the food. But whatever your family loves about the fair, you’ll want to get it all in during the short time the OC Fair is here! That’s what is so great about the Fair Super Pass, for one price you can come back every day! Experience your favorite attractions over and over or try something new each time! The OC Fair is open July...

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The 2013 Regal Summer Movie Express Schedule

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Deals, Family, Featured | 0 comments

  The 2013 Regal Summer Movie Express is a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy movies this summer. Movies are shown at participating locations starting at 10am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Week 1 – The Three Stooges, PG and Ice Age: Continental Drift, PG Week 2 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, PG and Parental Guidance, PG Week 3 – Mr. Poppers’ Penguins, PG and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, G Week 4 – Monte Carlo, PG and Rio, G Week 5 – Coraline, PG and ParaNorman, PG Week 6 – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, PG and Big Miracle, PG Week 7 – Yogi Bear, PG and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, PG Week 8 – Racing Stripes, PG and Happy Feet Too, PG Week 9 – African Cats, G and Chimpanzee, G Various Regal, Edwards and UA...

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National Public Gardens Day – May 10th

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Deals, Home | 0 comments

  National Public Gardens Day is Friday, May 10th – Celebrate with free admission! National Public Gardens Day, which is the Friday before Mother’s Day, is a day of awareness inviting communities across North America to visit and learn about the important role that public gardens play in our lives. For example, many gardens conduct research and aid in the discovery of new plant species or the creation of new plant varieties. Your local garden may also play a valuable role in helping to protect endangered plants. Or it may offer outreach programs that allow you to take classes about gardening, landscaping, or other topics. It’s a great opportunity to check out a new public garden in your area or visit your family’s favorite local garden. Just print your voucher good for 2 free admissions from Better Homes and...

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