May 112015

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Summer is just around the corner- and there are several organizations and companies offering special incentives to help encourage children to keep reading over the summer. Here’s a roundup of several & if you know of any others please feel free to let me know & I will add them to the list!

TD Bank: Starting June 1st, kids in grades K-5 can earn a $10 deposit for a new or existing Young Saver Account by reading 10 books this summer by August 31st. Just go HERE to print out the Summer Reading Form to record your books and when completed, then take it to your nearest TD Bank. One $10 offer per reader.

Barnes & Noble: Kids can earn a FREE BOOK when they read any 8 books.  You can record your books in a Reading Journal that can be downloaded HERE, available in both English and Spanish. Then, when its complete, bring it in to your local B&N store and kids can choose a FREE BOOK from their list. This program is designed for kids in grades one thru six and runs from May 19th thru September 7th.

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JUNIE B. SUMMER READING CLUB: To participate in the Junie B. club, go HERE and download a complete Reading Log, Activity Brochure and Sticker Sheet. Parents can sign up for the Junie B. Jones Parent Newsletter and keep updated with news of special events, sweepstakes, fun games and activities for kids, and more.

Local Libraries: Don’t forget to check out your local library’s Summer Reading Program. The theme for this Summer for most locations is Dig into Reading! Many will have free activities and prizes for goals reached. Call your local library for details. You can also go HERE for a directory of national library systems. Click on your state and then find your city.

chuckecheese5-9Chuck E Cheese: Now thru the month of June, Chuck E. Cheese is hosting “Reading with Chuck E.” story times at 11 am and 6 pm every Tuesday, featuring I Can Read! books including Danny and the Dinosaur and Little Critter. Plus, you can download activity sheets HERE good for 5 FREE tokens. Go HERE for more details and to find a participating location near you.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – Power Up & Read: Now thru September 4th, kids can sign up and log their reading minutes to win cool rewards with this FREE online program from Scholastic. Parents can get reading tips, booklists and track their kids reading either online or on their phone. Go HERE for more details and to sign up, just click on the “Join Now ” button. While you’re there, check out the Read for the World Record event. Last year, kids set a new world record for summer reading by logging 304,749,681 million minutes in the 8th annual Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Join in the fun and help set a new World Record for summer 2014! All you have to do is log your reading minutes to be a part of it! Go HERE to get started.

sylvanSylvan Book Adventure: Kids in grades K-8 can read a book from the Book Adventure list, take quizzes on what they’ve read, and earn prizes. To get started, go HERE to register. Kids need to score at least a 90% on the quizzes to earn points but quizzes can be taken more than once. You can check out the Prize Library HERE.

Pizza Hut Summer Reading Challenge: Check out Pizza Hut’s Summer Reading Challenge with Wimpy Kid! Check out all the details HERE.

May 082015

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LIVING SOCIAL:
 Now thru Sunday, May 10th, Living Social is offering 20% off Local Deals when you enter code MOM20 at checkout. There’s lots to choose from including local events and activities, restaurants, classes, massages, & more. To get started, just sign in or create a new Living Social account HERE, choose your deal and then click on “Redeem promo code” under your selection and enter the code MOM20. Your discount will be reflected on the final purchase confirmation page. If you are new to Living Social– you can get great deals and discounts in your area on all kinds of things. Dining out, products and services and more– all in your local area. They sometimes offer national deals as well.

Promo code must be used by May 10th, 2015 11:59 PM PST. One code use only per credit card, maximum discount of $20. Promo codes not valid for tickets or Deals required to be completed on a third party site. Valid in the US only. See the full terms and details HERE.

May 082015

Here are some current restaurants offering special deals and discounts. While many of the offers below seem to have consistent national participation- it’s always a good idea to call your local location to be sure they are participating. There are also several restaurants with special email and birthday clubs, too many to list here.

I would also recommend you look up your favorite local eateries online to see if they have a club you can join and what freebies they offer for doing so. And, if you have the FREE ibotta app, there are several offers available in the Restaurants category. Any current offers are listed below. If you don’t have the ibotta app yet, you can sign up HERE and for complete details on how this great program works, you can check out my post HERE.  

shoneys5-8SHONEY’S: FREE slice of Strawberry Pie for Mom this Sunday, May 10th only. Offer valid to Moms with purchase of regularly priced entree or buffet, while supplies last. Dine-in only, limit one per person. Go HERE to find a location near you.

CHICK-FIL-A: This week’s Kid’s Meal surprise is a Double Flip Book, featuring a colorful, cool nature “movie” when you flip the pages one way, and then a cartoon “movie’ the other way! Or, if your child is 3 and under, you can ask for a Board book instead. Offer valid while supplies last. Go HERE for more details.

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May 082015

Here are some FREE & Discount events going on this weekend. Many may seem to have consistent national participation- but it is always wise to call your local location to be sure they are participating.    

miachels5-7MICHAEL’S KIDS CLUB: Check out Michael’s store events for fun craft activities. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes including supplies. Recommended for ages 3 and up. This Saturday, May 16th from 10 am – noon, kids can make a knotted friendship bracelet. Go HERE for more details and to register.

KIDS SKATE FREE: Here’s another fun summer activity to check out! Kids Skate Free is a cool program designed to help keep young children active and away from TV and computers. Kids can get 2 FREE Roller Skating Passes per week at participating Skating centers. You can go HERE for more details and to find a location near you. If you don’t see your local skating center on the list, you can print out a letter and propose they participate.

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May 072015

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Now thru tomorrow only, May 8th, Groupon is offering a Mother’s Day Mystery Sale with up to 25% off on up to 3 local deals. If you’re looking for a last minute gift, then go HERE and sign in to see what your discount will be! There’s lots to choose from including beauty & spa deals, restaurants, & activities & more.

Once you’ve signed in, Groupon will tell you the amount of your discount and the code to enter. If you are not a member of Groupon, you can sign up HERE. Take a good look around while you’re there to see what other deals you can find and enjoy the savings while it lasts! This deal ends tomorrow, May 8th.

Note: This offer is valid on up to 3 Local Vouchers per customer, up to $50 discount. Not valid on third-party-site transactions. Other exclusions may apply, see site for details. 

May 052015

koalaParticipating Lego Stores will be having their FREE monthly mini Lego Build tonight, May 5th at 5 pm. Quantities are limited and available only while supplies last.

LEGO monthly FREE Builds are usually held the first Tuesday of each month, and tonight kids between the ages of 6 and 14 will get to build a super cute Koala Bear and take it home!

Just go HERE to find your local LEGO store to see if they are participating or to get more information.

May 042015

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Now thru tomorrow, May 5th, Groupon is offering an extra 20% off on local Beauty & Spa Deals, when you enter code GLOW20 at checkout. If you’re looking for last minute Mother’s Day gifts, Groupon offers lots of ideas– you could treat Mom or that special someone to a manicure and pedicure, a massage, a facial…the possibilities are endless. If you are not a member of Groupon, you can sign up HERE.

Note: 20% off code GLOW20 is valid on a single voucher per transaction; max 3 uses per customer. Maximum discount up to $50 per deal. Ends 5/5. Other exclusions may apply. See site for details.

May 012015

Here are some current restaurants offering special deals and discounts. While many of the offers below seem to have consistent national participation- it’s always a good idea to call your local location to be sure they are participating. There are also several restaurants with special email and birthday clubs, too many to list here.

I would also recommend you look up your favorite local eateries online to see if they have a club you can join and what freebies they offer for doing so. And, if you have the FREE ibotta app, there are several offers available in the Restaurants category. Any current offers are listed below. If you don’t have the ibotta app yet, you can sign up HERE and for complete details on how this great program works, you can check out my post HERE

brueggers5-1BRUEGGER’S BAGELS: May 4th starts Teacher Appreciation Week! Why not treat your teachers to a Big Bagel Bundle for only $9.99. Bundle includes a baker’s dozen of Bruegger’s Bagels plus two tubs of cream cheese. Go HERE to get your coupon. Just click on the tab at the bottom to see the offer. Valid thru May 8th only.

STARBUCKS: Now thru May 10th, you can get a Frappuccino of your choice for half off! Just head over to your local Starbucks during their Frappuccino Happy Hour event from 3 to 5 pm. And, if you are a Starbucks Rewards member, you get an extra hour – 1/2 price thru 6 pm! Just be sure to pay with your registered rewards card.  Go HERE for more details.

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May 012015

Here are some FREE & Discount events going on this weekend. Many may seem to have consistent national participation- but it is always wise to call your local location to be sure they are participating.   

BOA-LogoBANK OF AMERICA:  If you have a Bank of America Debit Card- then check out the list of qualifying museums that you have FREE admission to the first weekend of every month! You can go HERE to find out more about the Museums on Us Program and view a list of participating museums in your area.

NATIONAL PARKS: Did you know that Active Duty Military members and their families can get FREE admission to National Parks year-round? Military ID is required. For more details, you can go HERE.

kids-bowl-freeKIDS BOWL FREE: Mark your calendars! Summer is fast approaching which means time for summer activities…. Check out your local bowling center to see if they are participating in the Kids Bowl Free program this summer. Registered kids will get TWO free games of bowling EVERY DAY throughout the summer! Policies and age restrictions can vary by location so be sure to check out all the details. You can go HERE to register.

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Apr 302015

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Now thru Sunday, May 3rd, Living Social is offering 10% off any Escapes Deal when you enter code SPR10TRIP at checkout. To get started, just sign in or create a new Living Social account HERE, choose your deal and then click on “Redeem promo code” under your selection and enter the code SPR10TRIP. Your discount will be reflected on the final purchase confirmation page.

If you are new to Living Social– you can get great deals and discounts in your area on all kinds of things. Dining out, products and services and more– all in your local area. They sometimes offer national deals as well.

Promo code must be used by May 3rd, 2015 11:59 PM PST. One code use only per credit card. Promo codes not valid for tickets or Deals required to be completed on a third party site. Valid in the US only. See the full terms and details HERE.

 

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