May 28, 2016

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Have a 4th grader in the US? Your family gets free admission to National Parks #EveryKidInAPark

Did you know that in the 2015-16 school year, fourth graders in the US and their families will be entitled to free admission to America’s national parks, federal lands and waters.

This is all part of the White House’s “Every Kid in the Park” initiative, this program is made possible by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation.

Teenagers younger than 16 can already access the parks for free, but there is a fee for adults accompanying them and for the family car. An annual nationwide family vehicle pass is $80.

Official rules
  • The pass is for U.S. fourth graders (or home-school equivalent) students.
  • The pass is for the 2015 to 2016 school year. It expires August 31, 2016.
  • Students can't transfer the pass to anyone else.
  • We can’t accept electronic versions of this paper for access or to exchange for a pass.
  • There’s no way to request a refund later if you forget the pass when you visit.
  • If you lose your pass, get a new one by visiting the website and signing up again.
  • Educators can get one paper pass for each of their fourth-grade students.
How it works
  • Show your pass to a ranger when you enter. If there is no ranger, leave it on the dashboard of your car.
  • If you visit a site that charges entrance fees per person— The pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults for free.
  • If your group visits a site that charges vehicle fees - The pass admits all children under 16 and all adults in up to one passenger vehicle. Commercial vehicles can't use a pass to get in.
  • If you arrive at a site on bicycle— The pass admits all children under 16 and up to three adults on bicycles.
  • The pass doesn't cover things like camping, boats, and special tours. Also, some sites are managed by private operators. They may not honor the pass. Check with the site ahead of time to find out.
  • The pass doesn’t cover fees for local, city, or state parks and recreation areas unless they say that they accept this pass.
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Women Croc Wedges on sale for $19.99!

 Get 52% off the Rhonda Wedge at Crocs.com when you use promo code RHONDA52 now through 5/31!


The code brings them down to just $19.99!!!!  There are five different colors to chose from!

A little lift — a lot of comfort. Here’s a wedge you can wear all day and still feel good. Casual and easy-going style that never seems out of place.
Women’s Rhonda Wedge details:
  • Stylish, strappy uppers
  • Croslite™ material makes them light and comfortable
  • Approximately 1.5-inch wedge heel for a little lift
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Last Chance for May!!! #Kindle First May books‏ (One #Free book for Prime Members)

Amazon Prime Members can request a free book each from Kindle First! This month there are six choices each valued at $5.99 and all books are available in advance of their official June 1st release date.

These are the Free books to chose from for Prime Members ($1.99 for non-Primers):
  • Enemy (On the Bones of Gods Book 1)
  • Time Heals No Wounds (A Baltic Sea Crime Novel)
  • We’re All Damaged
  • About the Night
  • The Butterfly Garden
  • A House for Happy Mothers 
Kindle First is a program that offers customers early access to new Kindle books across popular genres from Amazon Publishing.

  • Every month customers may choose one of the books selected by our editors for $1.99.
  • Joining is free with no purchase obligation. By joining, you receive a monthly e-mail announcing new Kindle First picks. You can unsubscribe from the monthly e-mail at any time by visiting Amazon Local and Amazon Delivers E-mail Subscriptions in Your Account.

May 27, 2016

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Red, White and Blue Fruit Kabobs #recipe #4thofJuly #MemorialDay


Looking for a fun and yummy dessert for a Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day party?  Then how about some Fruit Kabobs!

Materials and ingredients and cost breakdown:

  • Wood Skewers
  • 4 containers strawberries
  • 1 container blueberries 
  • 1 Sara Lee Angel Food Cake (found in the frozen food department) or make a homemade one

How to assemble:
  1. Defrost Angel Food Cake.  Slice the angel food cake and cut into  square/rectangle pieces.
  2. Wash the strawberries and the blueberries and let them drain.  I filled my sink with a water/white vinegar mixture to clean them.
  3. Remove the stem from the strawberries into quarters.
 I assembled my kabobs this way:  strawberry, angel food cake, 2 blueberries, strawberry, angel food cake, and 2 blueberries. Keep assembling until you run out of ingredients. Line them up on serving dish! I assembled my kabobs this way:  strawberry, angel food cake, 2 blueberries, strawberry, angel food cake, and 2 blueberries. Keep assembling until you run out of ingredients. Line them up on serving dish!

Not a fan of angel food cake?  How about these fun substitutions:  pound cake, mini white cupcakes, etc.  You can even switch up the berries.
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Tropical Colthing and Accessories for 50% Off + FREE SHIPPING

For Fashion Friday this week, with the unofficial start of Summer being celebrated, Cents of Style has put together a collection of our very favorite tropical finds. You know, everything you will need for that amazing vacation...or just to feel like you are going on a Tropical  vacation while you spend a day with the kiddos at the pool.
 Fashion Friday - 5/27/16 - Tropical Collection for 50% Off + FREE SHIPPING w/code TROPICS.

Additionally,  they will be adding a FREE sheet of metallic tattoos to every order from the  Fashion Friday collection this weekend. This won't be offered at checkout, it will just be added as a gift for every order. The FREE sheet will be one of the three pictured below.

May 26, 2016

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Santoki, LLC is thrilled to introduce LEGO Stationery! #LEGOStationery! #AD


Santoki, LLC is thrilled to introduce LEGO Stationery! #LEGOStationary

This one-of-a-kind product consists of an assortment of buildable school supplies that use LEGO elements and all work together as a system.

The collection includes a colorful assortment of pencils, erasers, pens, markers, journals, organizers and buildable rulers. What's so cool about the product is that your child can build on the products and create something while learning!

My son is a LEGO fanatic, his birthday is coming up and I can only bet that he would love this as well.  It combines the joy if writing/journalism and playing with his favorite toys.  He could use it to make list of his favorite LEGOs or other LEGOs he wants too!  I love that it works with all his current LEGO pieces as well!

If you're attending LEGO KidsFest in Louisville, you'll also be able to try them out at the show: Santoki has an activity area devoted to playing and coloring with the product line.

LEGO Stationery is available at Barnes & Noble, LEGOLAND California Resort, Legoland Florida Resort, all LEGO Discovery Centers and Boxed Lunch!

Get more details here http://www.santoki.com/products/stationery/writing

Disclosure:  I did not receive anything in exchange for this post.  In the future, I may review one of these sets.
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New Balance Men's Running shoes Only $30.99 + $1 Shipping (was $99.99)

Check out Today's Daily Deal! Save 69% on the Men's Running 1980 Now Only $30.99 + $1 Shipping with code DOLLARSHIP at JoesNewBalanceOutlet.com! Offer valid Thursday, 5/26.

Regular Price: $99.99
Daily Deal Price: $30.99 + $1 Shipping


Description
Personal bests are meant to be broken. Break yours with the all-new Fresh Foam Zante. Featuring an impossibly smooth heel-to-toe transition and an explosive toe spring for an overall faster ride, giving you the opportunity to turn personal bests into personal betters.
  • Fresh Foam innovative midsole created from a single piece of foam that provides a plush, more natural ride.
  • No-sew material application
  • 6 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 6 mm drop are approximate
  • Molded sockliner
  • Color: Navy with Pink Glo
  • Shoe Last: VL-6
  • Weight: 214 grams (7.6 oz)
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Vera Bradley Tote #GIVEAWAY for Animal Lovers #Sponsored by @catspride Fresh & Light Ultimate Care Litter®


Oil-Dri Corporation of America ,  a leading manufacturer of quality cat litter and the inventor of lightweight litter, announces the launch of the new Cat’s Pride® Fresh & Light Ultimate Care®, a revolutionary litter that delivers the ultimate performance  including 10 day odor control, the strongest clumps and low tracking. Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light Ultimate Care is the best lightweight litter and is 50 percent lighter than traditional scoopable litters. As part of the launch, Cat’s Pride® is partnering with award-winning actress Katherine Heigl, best known for her roles in “Grey’s Anatomy”, “27 Dresses” and “Knocked Up”, as the face and voice of their integrated marketing campaign. The campaign includes TV, print, digital and radio advertising. In addition, Cat’s Pride is proud to support the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation™, by donating a portion of every Fresh & Light Ultimate Care purchase to support the Foundation’s animal advocacy work.


“Cat’s Pride is excited to introduce consumers to our newest innovation in cat litter, Fresh & Light Ultimate Care. For 75 years, we’ve been committed to providing products that enrich the lives of cats and their owners,” said Dan Jaffee, president and CEO of Oil-Dri, the makers of Cat’s Pride. “We are proud to partner with Katherine Heigl and the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation as they work to end the needless suffering of animals.”

  • Cat’s Pride started the lightweight litter trend and continues to innovate with its new product, Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light Ultimate Care lightweight litter. The product is 50% lighter and is formulated with highly absorbent minerals and no fillers, guaranteeing 10 days of odor control, the strongest clumps and low dust and tracking. Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light Ultimate Care offers the ultimate performance at a great value. The product is offered in a 10 pound jug, in both scented and unscented hypoallergenic varieties.

  • "Cats are Complicated. Great Litter is Simple.” Campaign: The new Cat’s Pride integrated marketing campaign featuring Heigl is the brand’s largest media launch ever. This concept features Katherine Heigl as a recurring character—a cat/owner couples therapist—who helps owners have a more meaningful and positive relationship with their cats. She continually reinforces how using the best-performing Fresh & Light Ultimate Care can reduce tensions all around and create healthier interactions between cats and their people. The campaign features the actress in humorous commercials directed by Anne Fletcher, known for films such as “27 Dresses” and “The Proposal”. The integrated campaign continues across all digital, social media, in-store and print platforms.

  • The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation Partnership:  The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation (JDHF) was founded in 2008 by Nancy and Katherine Heigl to increase awareness of inhumane animal treatment and support animal welfare efforts in this country.  Established as a lasting legacy to a beloved son and brother killed as a teen in a tragic car accident, the JDHF is dedicated to helping companion animals by eliminating the needless suffering inflicted on animals by human cruelty, indifference and ignorance. Programs include the relocation of pets from high-kill to no-kill shelters for adoption, funding of sterilization for cats and dogs, medical and training assistance for special needs dogs, grants to hardworking “boots on the ground” rescues, and working with animal welfare groups nationwide to increase awareness of spay/neuter, humane education and adoption.

“We created the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation to continue to spread Jason’s love of animals,” said Katherine Heigl, CEO, The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation™. “We are thrilled to partner with Cat’s Pride® in our efforts to truly make a difference for animals.”

 

June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month and as a proud supporter of animal advocacy, Cat’s Pride can also share information about adopting a cat and how to care for one, as well as cat care tips. It is estimated that 10 to 70 million stray dogs and cats live on the streets and 5.4 million dogs and cats end up in animal shelters in the U.S. annually.  All our pets (past and present) have been rescue pets or shelter pets, I love that Cat's Pride is  teaming up with the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation to help bring awareness to the pet population crisis. and the inhumane treatment of animals.  Their combined support will hopefully help save a great number of  shelter animals.


One lucky winner (US only) will win the following:
  • Vera Bradley Camocat tote in black and white
  • Cat Dancer toy
  • Cat Collar
  • Coupon redeemable for one 10 lb. jug of new Cat's Pride Fresh & Light Ultimate Care Litter
The estimated value of the giveaway is $75.Please wait for the Rafflecopter to load:
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About Katherine Heigl
Katherine Marie Heigl is an Emmy Award winner, a two time Golden Globe nominated actress, and producer, best known for her starring roles in the feature films "The Ugly Truth", "27 Dresses" and "Knocked Up", as well as her portrayal of Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens in the television medical drama "Grey's Anatomy". Heigl will next be seen in the upcoming Warner Bros. feature “To Have and To Hold” starring opposite Rosario Dawson and directed by Denise DiNovi. In addition to her work in front of the camera, Katherine partnered with her mother and manager Nancy Heigl to form the production  company Abishag in 2007. In 2008, Katherine co-founded the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, an organization dedicated to ending animal cruelty and abuse and promoting animal welfare. Heigl is married to singer-songwriter Josh Kelley and the couple has two daughters Nancy Leigh Mi-Eun and Adalaide Marie Hope. Heigl lives in Utah, where she resides with her family, nine dogs and four cats. 


About The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation™
The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation’s mission is to eliminate the needless suffering inflicted on animals by human cruelty, indifference and ignorance. The Heigl family was inspired by Jason’s compassion for animals and is committed to keeping his love and memory alive through acts of generosity and kindness toward animals through the Foundation’s work. The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation has helped improve the lives of over 25,000 animals since its inception. For more information, please visit http://jasonheigl.foundation/.

About Oil-Dri
Oil-Dri Corporation of America, a leading supplier of specialty sorbent products for agricultural, horticultural, fluids purification, specialty markets, industrial and automotive, is celebrating 75 years of sorbent mineral expertise. Oil-Dri is a leading manufacturer of cat litter. “Cat’s Pride” “Fresh & Light Ultimate Care” and “Changing Litter for Good” are registered trademarks of Oil-Dri Corporation of America. From research and development at our Innovation Center outside of Chicago to our manufacturing plants in Georgia, Mississippi, Illinois and California, our Cat’s Pride products are proudly made in the USA. For more information, visit www.oildri.com or www.catspride.com.

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Women Croc Wedges on sale for $19.99!

 Get 52% off the Rhonda Wedge at Crocs.com when you use promo code RHONDA52 now through 5/31!


The code brings them down to just $19.99!!!!  There are five different colors to chose from!

A little lift — a lot of comfort. Here’s a wedge you can wear all day and still feel good. Casual and easy-going style that never seems out of place.
Women’s Rhonda Wedge details:
  • Stylish, strappy uppers
  • Croslite™ material makes them light and comfortable
  • Approximately 1.5-inch wedge heel for a little lift

May 25, 2016

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Enchanted Quotes & Characters Prints $3.48 each #Disney #Cinderella #Frozen

Head over to Jane.com and score Enchanted Quotes & Characters Prints only $3.48 $9.99

Shipping:  $3.28 for the first item and $0.28 for each additional item. US only. 

Dreamy new inspirational & favorite artworks to create your own enchanted kingdom.
Beloved characters with uplifting quotes to inspire your lovelies in so many positive ways!
Our collection of character inspired art and typography is done in a beauty full impressionistic & splatter watercolor style. This is a hand made item from an artist who works hard to bring unique artworks to your dwellings.  Please expect and know they are intended to look perfectly imperfect which add to the uniqueness & charms.

IMPORTANT DETAILS:
  • Materials: Archival Papers, Archival Pigments, Art & Illustration, Love
  • Size: 8x10 artworks
  • The frames and other props are not included.
  • This is a handmade item in a rustic and impressionistic style and intended to look as such.
  • Each one is made to your order. Colors may vary from what you see on you online devices vs. full color high res. art prints. The prints retain a look and feel similar to the originals.
  • Our prints are professionally printed on thick, specialty archival papers with rich & radiant archival pigments to retain the character and clarity of the original artworks. We are confident you will love the look and feel of these high quality prints!
  • Please note: The art image size is 8x10. The paper size is 8.5 x 11 for ease when using a matting and larger frame. The white border can easily be measured & trimmed to 8x10 when using a standard 8x10 frame of your choice.
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Inspired by a dream come true! Eddie The Eagle on Digital HD this Friday, 5/27! #EddieInsiders

Inspired by true events, this high-flying, feel-good story is sure to warm your heart and cool down your summer! Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards - an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper, enlists the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming an Olympian. This heart-warming tale starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman lands on Digital HD this Friday, May 27th and on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 14th


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Taron Egerton co-stars alongside Academy Award® Nominee Hugh Jackman* in this high-flying, feel-good story inspired by true events. Egerton plays Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself–even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (Jackman), the lovable underdog wins the hearts of fans around the world by making an unforgettable showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.
*Actor, Les Misérables, 2012

Special Features
  • Let The Games Begin: Soaring with Eddie the Eagle Documentary
    • All or Nothing: The Hero’s Heart
    • An Unlikely Friendship: Eddie & Peary
    • Attitude is Altitude: Filming the Ski Jumps
  • Still Gallery
Eddie the Eagle Blu-ray (includes Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD)
 
Street Date: June 14, 2016           
Prebook Date: May 11, 2016
Screen Format: 16:9 (2.39:1)       
Audio: English 7.1 DTS-HD-MA / Spanish 5.1 DD / French 5.1 DTS
Subtitles: English / French / Spanish         
Total Run Time: Approximately 106 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13

Eddie the Eagle DVD (includes DVD + Digital HD)
Street Date: June 14, 2016           
Prebook Date: May 11, 2016
Screen Format: 16:9 (2.39:1)       
Audio: English 5.1 DD / Spanish 2.0 Surround DD / French 2.0 Surround DD
Subtitles: English / French / Spanish         
Total Run Time: Approximately 106 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox
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Kennywood - Save $10 off general admission! @Kenny_Kangaroo #Kennywood #PA


America's Favorite Traditional Amusement Park since 1898, Kennywood is now open and perfect time to visit now that most schools are out ! Kennywood continues to delight each and every guest with 31 major rides, including three wooden coasters, two steel coasters including Phantom's Revenge and Skyrocket, water rides, spinning rides, hi-speed rides for thrill seekers, Kid-sized rides for tiny daredevils, and relaxing rides for those who simply want to enjoy the splendor of a truly inviting venue.


Combining the best of the old with the best of the new, guests will find the original, 110-year- old carousel pavilion, as well as state-of-the-art attractions like Phantom'sRevenge, Skyrocket, and Ghostwood Estate. The Black Widow ride features counterclockwise rotation and pendulum motions that create a variety of different sensations, depending on a rider's specific position.

Want to visit?  Head on over here and  score $10.00 off of the $43.99 General gate Admission price (weekday visit Mon- Friday).   Bringing it down to $33.99!!!     Or score a Saturday-Sunday visit ticket for $37.99!    The discount expires September 5th.
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New Balance Women's running shoes Only $39.99 + $1 Shipping (was $74.99)

Check out Today's Daily Deal! Save 47% on the Women's Running 690 Now Only $39.99 + $1 Shipping with code DOLLARSHIP at JoesNewBalanceOutlet.com! Offer valid Wednesday, 5/25.

Today: $39.99
Orig: $74.99
Save: $35.00 (47%)


Description
Pick up the pace and experience the responsive lightweight ride of the 690v4. Designed with a seamless forefoot and a counterless heel pocket, this sleek running shoe is sure to feel great and look fast.
  • 8 mm drop: due to variances created during the development and manufacturing processes, all references to 8 mm drop are approximate
  • Synthetic/mesh upper
  • No-sew material application
  • IMEVA (injection-molded EVA foam) midsole for firm yet flexible cushioning
  • Rubber outsole
  • Ground contact EVA (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate) foam for cushioning
  • Color: Black with Sea Glass
  • Shoe Last: PL-8
  • Weight: 184 grams (6.4 oz)
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National Water Safety Month


With Memorial Day weekend almost here, the unofficial start of summer is right around the corner. As kids and families flocking to public and residential pools, lakes and beaches, it's important to remember that drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1 to 14 years old, and sadly African American children ages 5 to 14 are three times more likely to drown than their white peers.

That’s why during the month of May, the YMCA of the USA recognizes National Water Safety Month and has pledged to provide more than 18,000 scholarships for free swim lessons to children from underserved communities—with an emphasis on reaching at-risk African American and Hispanic/Latino children—as a part of its Safety Around Water program.
  • 3 kids die every day from drowning
  • Drowning is the second-leading cause of deaths for kids ages 5-14
  • 70% of African American and 60% of Hispanic children cannot swim, compared to just 40% of Caucasian children
  • 88% of kids who drown do so under adult supervision
  • 60% of kids who drown are within 10 feet of safety
  • Participation in formal swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88% among children one to four years old
  • More than 1 million kids take swim lessons at the Y every year


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Perfect Summer Tunic for $15.95 + FREE SHIPPING #StyleSteal

 
Everyone has a favorite, go-to top.The  side split tunic, is super soft, with a hi-low hemline, and a unique side split for a totally updated look. And did we mention that it comes in 12 different colors and in sizes small to extra large!? This top is great with a solid tank underneath, or a patterned one for a peek-a-book effect. From a night out to a grocery run, it is tunic perfection.

It's the perfect updated look for Summer! Style Steals - 5/25/16 - Perfect Summer Tunic for $15.95 + FREE SHIPPING w/code TUNIC16.

Coupon Code: TUNIC16 (The code will make each tunic $15.95 in the cart, with FREE SHIPPING.)



Additionally, at checkout they will be offering the perfect pendant necklace to compliment our tunic. It will match every color and is a must-have caged pendant necklace for just $3.99!