June 27, 2017

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Men's 613 New Balance Cross Training Now Only $38.99 + $1 Shipping (was $64.99)

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Watch the mail! PetSmart mailer w/free bag of pet food!


Watch you mail.   Yesterday, I got the above postcard for a free bag of any brand of dog food (up to 8lbs) or cat food (up to 4.4 lbs).    The value is up to $50 and only can be used for 6 days from June 29-July 4th!

Even if you don't have a pet and get this great coupon in you mail, why not pick up the free bag and donate it to your local shelter!   The  July 4th holiday is a big intake time for pets as they get scared and run when fireworks are shot off.

June 26, 2017

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Take a trip to Put-in-Bay aboard The Miller Ferry #Ohio #lakeerielove #putinbay #familyfun #travel

Looking for a fun family weekend getaway or just a day trip?  You can head on over to  Lake Erie Shores and Island and travel to Put-in-Bay with the family and it won't break the bank.   There is so much to see and do and it is right here in Ohio!  You can book a charter boat to fish, go parasailing,  jet-skiing,  and more.   Not into water sports?  There are tons to see an do as a family, museums, putt-putt, caves to explore, just to name a few!

Miller Passenger &  Vehicle Ferries to Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) &  Middle Bass Island from Catawba, Ohio are the perfect mode of transportation to the islands.   Established in 1905, this family owned &  operated ferry company went from an ice business to major transportation to Put-in-Bay.
Transit time for Put-in-Bay is under 20 minutes.   There is even free parking areas near the Catawba Dock.  They offer the lowest fares and most frequent service to the Lake Erie Islands.  There are more specifics on car rates, so please check here for that info.

Not only are the fares reasonable, but the folks at Miller Boat Line want to help you save while visiting the island!  Head on over here and check out all the great coupons and discounts they have to offer on their page!

Once on the island the best way to get around is by golf cart.  On this trip to the island we used a cart from E’s Cart.    With a cart from E's Cart you can explore Put-in-Bay at your own pace.   You can rent a 2,4,6 or 8 Passenger Golf Cart.  E’s Carts are conveniently located at the Miller Ferry Put-in-Bay Dock, at the top of the hill and to the right. It is just a short walk  less than 30 yards!

Want to save some money on this already reasonable rental?    Find a $5 OFF Daily Rate Coupon on EsGolfcarts.com or mention their ad in the Put-in-Bay Island Guide.


Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial is a must see! Currently the grounds and Visitor Center are open! Only Observation Deck closed for summer as they are restoring it!

The memorial honors Oliver Hazard Perry and the battle in Lake Erie that was crucial to the American victory in the War of 1812. When it is open, you can take an elevator up 317 feet and you will have an amazing view of all of Put-in-Bay and the other Ohio islands.
The Chocolate Museum is a small but cute little chocolate museum! Learn the history of chocolate, and then stop by the store and check out all the chocolate goodies.  They offer more than 100 different kinds of fine chocolates.


If you are traveling with kids, then it is a must to visit Perry's Cave Family Fun Center!   Perry’s Cave Family Fun Center is home to Perry’s Cave, Butterfly House, Miniature Golf, Fort Amaze’n, Gemstone Mining, Climbing Wall, Antique Car Museum, and DanDees Snack Shack.

Last year we did the cave, so this year we did miniature golf, the Butterfly house and Fort Amaze’n.  Fort Amaze’n is Put-in-Bay’s only giant maze challenge. Purchase a maze passport then punch your start time as you race to locate and mark special stops along the way. Continue racing to find the exit and punch your finish time.    If you complete the maze under 5 minutes you score a free climb on the wall!  Both my kids got all the punches and through the maze in just under 5 minutes!


 The Butterfly house was wonderful, we love it each time we visit!  You get to walk around hundreds of butterflies of various species.  There are approximately 50 species in there at a time.  This year there was some new species from last year.   There paths that wander through the gardens, butterfly themed benches to sit on surrounded by flowers, water fall display and  gazebo to relax in. Walk slowly and be aware of where you step, but do not touch! Touching them can deeply damage their wings.  If one lands on you, let it be, it won't hurt you at all!  You can stay as long as you like and even come back during the day with the hand stamp. 


Restaurants, treats, snacks and more fill the island.  You can not go hungry!   We grabbed a bite to eat at The Boardwalk’s Upper Deck!  My husband had the fish sandwich special and I had a chicken sandwich.  I had planned on taking photos, but it was so good that we scarfed it down.  The kid meals are served on a frisbee!   So dinner and a gift!  Make sure to check out their specials too, the one my hubby had was amazing!   Our waitress was Diamond and she was a sweet girl who lives half the year on the island!
 
We then went down the road and let the kids have their choice of candy and the Candy Bar!  This store featured so many unique candies and chocolates. My son had a chocolate covered oreo and my daughter a chocolate covered graham!
 If you have a pressed penny fanatic there is a machine at the Carriage House!   I heard there was one at Adventure Bay as well, but we did not go in there.


When you are planning your trip make sure to look to Miller Ferry for friendly service and a great way to get you to the island.     I only highlighted a few things to see and do, there is so much more!

Here are some helpful links for your trip:
Miller Ferry (directions, parking, ferry schedule): www.millerfery.com
Twitter: @MILLEBOATLINE @PUT_IN_BAY
Instagram: @MILLERBOATLINE
pinterest.com/putinbayohio/
The official Put-in-Bay website is visitputinbay.com


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Despicable Me 3-Movie Collection [Blu-ray] - $16.99

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Despicable Me 2-Movie Collection:
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  • Despicable Me Mini-Movies
  • The Voices of Despicable Me
  • The World of Despicable Me
  • Despicable Beats
  • Super Silly Fun Land
  • Gru's Rocket Builder
  • Miss Hattie's Top Secret Cookie Recipes
  • A Global Effort
  • Despicable Me Games Previews
  • Commentary with Directors Chris Renaud & Pierre Coffin Featuring the Minions
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  • D-BOX
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  • Deleted Scene – Gruties
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  • Evil Minions
  • A Gru-Some Transformation
  • El Hombre Malo: The Villainy of El Macho
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  • Gadgets Galore
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  • The Secret Life of Pets Theatrical Trailer
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    Pencil Skirt for $14.95 + FREE SHIPPING


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    June 25, 2017

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    New Balance Girls 574 High Visibility Now Only $39.99 + $1 Shipping (was $59.99)

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    June 24, 2017

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    4-Person Foldable Bench - Perfect for camping, soccer games and more!



    If you have a child in soccer, you know there is usually never a bench on the sideline. We picked up a couple of these a few years ago for the coaches. You can't beat the price and they fold up nicely! They are perfect for camping, sitting by a fire and more!

    Ozark Trail 4-Person Foldable Camping Bench - $15.66 and free in-store pick-up!
    Provide extra seating for backyard barbecues, tailgating and camping with this handy Ozark Trail folding bench. The frame is constructed of durable steel and features sturdy feet attachments that will help keep it firmly in place. This wine red camping bench is equipped with heavy-duty polyester fabric that is securely wrapped around its frame for comfort and long-lasting use. The convenient seat collapses for easy storage and transportation. An included coordinating hand bag makes it easy to bring this bench with you almost anywhere you go. It can easily seat at least four people.

    Ozark Trail 4-Person Foldable Camping Bench:

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    • Made from durable polyester fabric
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    New Balance Men's Fresh Foam Vongo Now Only $69.99 + $1 Shipping (was $129.99)

    Today's Daily Deal! Save 46% on the Men's Fresh Foam Vongo Now Only $69.99 + $1 Shipping with code DOLLARSHIP at JoesNewBalanceOutlet.com! Offer valid Saturday, 6/24.

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    The men's Fresh Foam Vongo delivers a smooth, supportive ride mile after mile. Thoughtful design gives you the ultimate balance of cushioning and support for the runner that needs light stability but still desires a soft, smooth transition. Running shoe also features breathable air mesh material, a molded sockliner and bootie construction for a slim fit and fast feel.
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    June 22, 2017

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    #KindleBookDeal: A Deep Thing by A.K. Smith on Amazon for only $.99 #Kindle

    For a limited time score A Deep Thing by A.K. Smith on Amazon for only $.99 for the Kindle version!  Print List Price: $16.99
    Rocked by her husband’s tragic death, Kendall Jackson strives to put her life back together. But Ryder, her nineteen-year-old stepson, is bitter and wants nothing to do with her. And she can’t keep the grief at bay. Sometimes, it’s so strong, she wonders if life is worth living.

    A call from a cave diver in Mexico gives her hope of mending the relationship with her stepson. Before his death, her husband arranged a diving expedition as a birthday gift for his son. Kendall persuades Ryder to honor his father’s last wish.

    From the campus of Western Maryland College to the woods of Camp David and the caves of the Yucatán, Kendall and Ryder take a journey to discover what her husband worked so hard to hide, and to protect his treasured secrets from falling into the wrong hands. The choices they make will decide their fate and the future of others. Will they risk everything for the truth?
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    DIY 4th of July Luminaries #OrientalTrading #ad #DIY4thOfJuly


    This is another super easy project for the 4th of July that can be made under a couple of dollars and so easy that your child can do it or help along!     These luminaries are perfect for lining the steps on the porch or to use as a centerpiece for a holiday get together

    What you will need:
    • Glass jars (I used pint sized Ball jars, but you could even reuse jars from the fridge.  Just wash out the pickle smell or the old pasta sauce and peel off the label!)
    • Small American flags
    • Mod Podge 
    • Sponge brush
    • Votive candles or tea lights
    • Jute or ribbon
     I was able to get just about everything from Oriental Trading like I did for my last craft project.  Oriental Trading has you covered  They have everything that you need, party supplies, table decorations, favors, craft items and more!  Here are the items I got from them and their costs:
    • (IN-96/1219)  Small Cloth Americana Flags –   dozen ($3.28)
    • (IN-13724207) Natural Jute Roll (3.99)
    • (IN-73/10) Mod Podge® Acrylic Sealer – Matte (4.99)
    • (IN-13599401) Pint Ball Mason Jars – dozen ($13.98)
    The flags I used were Americana style, so they were printed in muted shades of deep red, ivory and navy.  It gives the luminaries an antique look.  First remove the flags from the sticks and then carefully remove the fabric sleeve sewed to the flag to hold it onto the stick.  Not all will have it, some brands are just stapled on to sticks.

    Measure your flag against the jar and apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the area where the flag will adhere to.  You could also just cover the back of the flag if that makes it easier for you!

    Position the flags evenly on each jar and smooth out any wrinkles or air bubbles that may form. Then apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the top of each flag to seal it to the jar.
    Let the jars air dry.  I actually put ours in front of the dehumidifier in the basement

    Once dry  tie some jute around the top and  place a candle in each. 

    This is another easy project that your kids can do with little or no assistance.  My 11 year old daughter wanted to make some for family as gifts and did a couple sets all on her own!

    Make sure you check out my American Flag Bandana Wreath  post, it is super cute and easy to make!   There is other fun ideas for the 4th in that post as well!  Also head on over to  Oriental Trading and check out all they have to offer for the 4th of July!

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    **HOT** Print a $2 off coupon for Nestlé’s New ProNourish Nutritional Drink.

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    New Balance Men's 501 Textile Now Only $39.99 + $1 Shipping

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    June 21, 2017

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    Amazon Prime Members: FREE Kindle eBook in June ($4.99 Value)

    Amazon Prime Members can request a free book each from Kindle First! This month there are six choices each valued at $4.99 and all books are available in advance of their official July 1st release date.

    These are the Free books to chose from for Prime Members ($1.99 for non-Primers):
    • The Man of Legends
    • Soho Dead (The Soho Series Book 1)
    • Stillhouse Lake
    • Wives of War
    • The Man Who Could Be King: A Novel
    • Lost in Arcadia: A Novel Kindle Edition

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    VUDU: 10¢ Movie Rentals Today Only!!!

    Today only score select movie rentals for only 10¢ at VUDU.com! It is in honor of their 10th Anniversary.

    Here are a few of the movies you can rent for a dime:
    • Divergent
    • Pacific Rim
    • Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
    • Galaxy Quest
    • Top Gun
    • G.I. Joe: Retaliation
    • Jason's Lyric
    • Angel of Death (Unrated and Unedited)
    • Warm Bodies
    • Bridget Jones's Diary
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    Wonder (Hardcover version) only $3.99 (Regularly $16.99) #thewonderofwonder


    This book was a 5th grade requirement here and my kids loved it. It will soon be a major motion picture as well. Right now score WONDER  (Hardcover) on Amazon for $3.99 and FREE Shipping on orders over $25.

    I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. 
    August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.  
    "Wonder is the best kids' book of the year," said Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate.com and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, a diamond in the rough who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.