ALL of OUR medium Famous Slushes are only 79¢ on 6/24. By default, ALL of YOUR favorite slushes are too.
Limit 4 per customer, add-ins cost extra. Tax not included. Please mention offer when ordering.
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ALL of OUR medium Famous Slushes are only 79¢ on 6/24. By default, ALL of YOUR favorite slushes are too.
Limit 4 per customer, add-ins cost extra. Tax not included. Please mention offer when ordering.
Click here for all the info!
Right now on Groupon pay only $5 for a $10 Starbucks e-Gift Card !
A Starbucks Card eGift is a digital gift card that can be used towards any purchase at participating Starbucks stores or Teavana stores. Treat yourself, or you and a friend to your favorite drink. Use it all at once or across multiple visits.
If you’ve been thinking about getting a Sam’s Club membership, you’ll want to check out this great deal from Zulily today. You can get a Sam’s Club membership + a $20 gift card + over $20 in freebies for just $45!
There are two options to choose from:
Gymboree is offering select styles for $12.99 and under! Plus, today only, shoppers will get free shipping on all orders.
Plus earn $25 in Gym Bucks for every $50 you spend!
They have a ton of sales items right now- including their board shorts and rash guards. There are TONS of items included in their $5.99 sale as well.
With FREE shipping take a look at all the clearance sections and see if there are any items you need. Items start as low as $1.99.
Click here to take a look around!
Adventure Park at the Virginia Aquarium: Dad gets a FREE hat on Saturday or Sunday (while supplies last)
Cozzy’s Club: The 19th and 20th, we want you to feel special for Father’s Day, so we are inviting you to come in and enjoy one of our comedy shows – Friday at 9pm, Saturday at 8pm and 10:30pm.
Nauticus: Free admission for dads with a paid child’s admission. No other discounts apply.
Ocean Breeze Waterpark: Celebrate Father’s Day with us on Sunday, June 21st! Come take a dip in our wave pool without having to double dip into your pockets! This Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21st, all fathers get in FREE with a paid child’s admission ticket or with a child season passholder!
Virginia Zoo: Train Rides FREE for Dad
White’s Nursery: Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend at White’s! Bring the whole family in with Dad and enjoy a Free Ice Cream while you stroll through our nursery, greenhouse and store!
Kohls : Father’s Day Gift Ideas + $10 Off $30 w/Code: DADSDAY10 (Valid through 6/21)
*Can stack up to 4 Kohl’s Codes
Macy’s : Father’s Day Gift Guide + Extra 20% Off Site-wide w/Code: EXTRA(Valid through 6/15)
Target : Father’s Day Sale + Extra $5 Off Orders $50+ w/Code: TGTSMU76
Cardstore – Father’s Day Cards for $2.49 Shipped
Through June 15, you’ll pay $2.49 each to have a personalized Father’s Day card mailed to your recipient from Cardstore.com with coupon code CAH5485.
Hallmark – Buy 3, Get 1 Free Cards
Use the promo code SUNNY at checkout to get a buy 3, get 1 free deal on Father’s Day cards at Hallmark.com through June 21.
Lakeshore Learning – Free Pencil Holder Craft
Kids ages 3 and up can stop by Lakeshore Learning stores on Saturday, June 20 from 11am-3pm to make a free Great Catch! fishing pole.
Michaels – Father’s Day T-Shirt Craft
Make Dad a tie dye t-shirt at Michaels on June 13 from 1-4pm. You’ll need to purchase a t-shirt for $7, but they’ll provide the materials.
Pottery Barn Kids – Free Newspaper Craft
Stop by on June 13 from 11am-12pm to make a free newspaper craft for Dad.
Billy Sims Barbecue – Free Cup w/Purchase
Dads receive a free limited edition collector cup with any purchase on Father’s Day.
Fogo de Chao – Free Lunch or Dinner on Future Visit
Dads who dine on Father’s Day will receive a complimentary lunch or dinner on their next visit.
Theme parks can be crazy expensive. And once you pay to get in the expenses just keep coming- food, drinks, experiences, souvenirs, pictures- it can be insane. Busch Gardens Williamsburg is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The shows and food are fantastic and the rides are very fun. So when I go I try to get the best deal possible- I don’t want wallet regret after I leave the park!
So from my trips here are Ten Ways To Save Money at Busch Gardens Williamsburg:
Bring Your Own Water Bottle
You can bring your own water bottle into the park. With bottled water being $2.99 each staying hydrated at the park can be a challenge. Fill up at the water fountains and drink all day!
Busch Gardens Military Discounts– Waves of Honor or Shop on Base
Busch Gardens Williamsburg participates in the Waves of Honor program. Active military members can get a free ticket for themselves and their dependents. Or stop in to your travel office on Base!
Busch Gardens Williamsburg Pre-School Pass– Get your 3 – 5 year old in for FREE!
Before May 31st each year get the FREE Busch Gardens Williamsburg Pre-School Pass good for the entire summer. If your child is between the ages of three and five just sign up and show proof of age at the park. Then you get a FREE Fun Pass for the summer!
Buy the Souvenir Cup- And Use It For Years
Each year at the park they have a Souvenir Cup available. If you buy it filled I believe it’s around $7. Once you buy it you get refills on soda for $.99 for the rest of the season and Icee refills are $1.29 (my favorite). But after that season you can bring it back year after year for $1.29 refills. This is a significant savings over the soda prices in the park. They also have insulated mugs for hot chocolate and wassail during Christmas Town!
Download the App– Know the park and show times
When you get to the park you want to be sure to maximize what you can get done in that limited time. One of the best parts about the park are the shows (don’t miss Pet Shenanigans in Ireland)! When you download the app you have all the show times right in front of you. Also included are a map, info on all the restaurants, a car finder (so you don’t have to remember), information on the weather and more. Since you don’t want to spend the day just walking take a few minutes and plot out a course. The park is a large circle so you can work from one side to the other.
Pre-Buy A Meal Deal On-line– Save on Food Before You Get To The Park
If you do want to eat in the park consider purchasing meals ahead of time. They actually have a great deal on their site– you get lunch, dinner and the souvenir cup for $30. That way you don’t overspend at the park. And most of the meals are big enough you could easily split them!
Strategically Purchase Season Tickets– To Help With Parking Costs
This is the biggest opportunity to save money. And can get confusing if you don’t understand the tickets.
When it comes down to it these are the two most common season tickets:
Busch Gardens Fun Card– $75– Allows you unlimited access to Busch Gardens through September 7th ($15 parking is NOT included)
Busch Gardens 1-Park, One Year– $132 -includes unlimited free parking, in-park discounts on merchandise and food, and Christmas Town Discounts
How to Choose:
Parking is $15 every time you go to the park. So if your family only plans on attending the park over the summer (not Howl O’Scream- which isn’t great for young kids) a mixture of season tickets and fun passes is the way to go!
A Family of Four Planning 3 Visits or Less: 4 Fun Passes are $300. Parking will be $15 each time you go to the park. So if you go to the park 3 times the total cost for entrance would be $345. More than that see the next scenario.
A Family of Four with Four Visits or More: 3 Fun Passes and 1 Season Ticket is $357. This would allow you into the park as many visits as you would like with parking included as well as a 10% discount on anything you buy in the park. No additional money would be needed to get into the park.
Use Busch Gardens Williamsburg Coupons– For Discounts on Single Day Tickets
While discounts are difficult to find on season tickets, coupon codes for single day tickets are all over the place. I keep an updated list of them here. If you are only going for one day this is the way to go!
Use the Picnic Area
Picnic areas are available outside the park adjacent to the entrance/exit plaza. It’s not a long walk at all. So pack a picnic meal, exit the park and have your lunch outside. They will stamp your hand for re-admittance so you can go back in.
This may seem like a strange suggestion but Busch Gardens uses their twitter feed to communicate their most urgent information. And two of those things could REALLY affect you. Occasionally the park has to close due to inclement weather (which most likely you would be able to tell before leaving your house). The other, however, is when the park is at capacity. I have had friends wait in line outside the park for an hour only to be told they can’t go in. So just check their twitter feed before you leave- it might save you a trip!
Old Navy’s $1 Flip Flop Sale is coming June 20th.
The sale is for In-Store Only and typically there is a limit of 5 and be ready for lines!
Last week I had the chance to grab a sneak preview of Pixar and Disney’s new animated film “Inside Out.” I took my five year old nephew and we grabbed our 3D glasses (his first 3D film) excited to check out Pixar’s newest movie.
As usual there was a wonderful short film before the feature. In this case it’s called “Lava” and kind of sets the tone for the more adult than usual film to follow. It was fun watching my nephew experiment with his glasses. He spent the first three minutes flipping them up and down his nose looking at the difference between the 3D glasses and the screen.
So first of all I would like to say it’s nice to see Pixar stepping up lately with female leads in their films. Of the 14 films they have made only two had main characters that were female (the other is Brave). In this case the entire story centers around the emotions inside the mind of an 11 year old, hockey playing, super fun girl named Riley. She and her family have a wonderful life in Minnesota and then move to San Francisco for her father’s new job. The result is a cacophony of feelings never experienced by the emotions in her mind- Joy, Sadness (the BEST character in the film), Anger, Disgust and Fear. As Riley adjusts to her new life on the outside her emotions adjust to her new life on the inside. Plus on the edge of becoming a young woman her emotions are much more complex then she is accustomed to.
While there is nothing in this film that will turn off the men (both young and old) in your life it’s just nice to see a young girl getting some screen time. The guys in the audience were laughing just as much as I was. And the truth is, growing up is hard and confusing no matter what sex you are.
I would like to point out that at some time in my life I would like to get through a Pixar movie without crying. Though it was not the weep fest I experienced sitting alone in my living room watching the first 15 minutes of “Up” the guy next to me in the theatre said he was tempted to go get me some tissue.
I’m not a mom but I love my nieces and nephews the way that only a childless aunt is able. When I am with them I take great pleasure in giving them as much of my attention as I can knowing that when I leave I can go home and sleep in my quiet house. Watching them grow up is one of the greatest joys in my life (my sis and BIL get alot of credit for them being so amazing).
This movie is a reminder to every adult who watches it how fast that time goes by. Of that struggle between wanting them to be more independent but also wanting to protect them from the heart ache that comes with age and experience. There is no experience like loving a child who returns that same love.
Other than The Incredibles I feel like this Pixar film has a broader appeal than any other I have seen. (I want to be watching The Incredibles when I am 80). The story is aimed at a slightly older age of pre-teen and early-teen, but with the same story telling and inside jokes that make the adults in the room enjoy it.
But, like Brave, this is a story you are meant to enjoy WITH your kids. A shared experience designed to help kids understand adults and adults understand kids. I don’t think my nephew really understood most of what was going on and in talking to him about it on the drive home I am certain other than basic plot points he missed the finely woven themes and story underneath. Five might be a bit too young for this one. My friends with 8 and 9 year old kids said the movie lead to some very deep discussion in the car on the way home. (Be ready to answer the question “what is puberty?”)
“Inside Out” is a GREAT movie. But it is very emotional (think how you felt watching “Toy Story”) so be ready for some conversation later once the wheels have stopped churning. It easily can be added to the list of Pixar Classics and I predict it will end up in many video collections!
Ready to cool off?
June 18th Sonic has all their milkshakes half price all day!
Yep, that helps.
Groupon has these super cute personalized Wooden PhotoBlocks on sale for only $5 each today!
Instead of printing images on traditional photo paper, designers print them on high-quality plywood, burlap, or gift items such as ornaments, puzzles, and blocks. The hue of these materials lends finished products a beautifully vintage effect. In addition to being distinctive, PhotoBarn’s products are also eco-friendly—most of the wood comes from sustainable North American tree farms, and the Barnwood frames are constructed from wood reclaimed in and around Knoxville, Tennessee.
Promotional value expires Sep 20, 2015. Amount paid never expires.Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per order. Valid only for option purchased. Online only. Shipping not included.
Click here to check it out- these might be a great gift for someone and beautiful to decorate your home!
Today only (6/17), Groupon is marking down a TON of deals to only $5.00 each! Some of these retail over $400 so there are HUGE savings to be had today!
There is a VERY limited amount of each of the deals available so I would RUN if you want in on this!
Please note that some do have additional shipping costs but there are plenty of deals for restaurants, tickets and more without shipping!
Click here to check them out!
One of the new websites I have been shopping is Jane.com. I personally like to try to shop as much “local” stuff as I can (I absolutely prefer it in my restaurants) and often times these deals on Jane.com are from Etsy shops in the US.
Here are some of my favorite things available right now:
Here are the sales they are advertising today:
Check out Jane.com– it could turn into your “go to” place for unique finds!
Through July 13, get a personalized photo magnet for free from YorkPhoto.com with a coupon code! Just cover the cost of shipping.
These magnets are regularly priced at $3.99. Enter the coupon code “STICK” at checkout and the price drops to $0.00. Just pay shipping, which is $1.99.
This offer is for new customers only. Limit one per household. These might be nice gifts for a grandparent or for a graduate leaving for college in a few weeks!
This would be great for 4th of July- more subtle that some of the shirts I usually see! Get ready for July and make sure you have this T-shirt to wear to the parades & fireworks!
Right now you can grab this Land That I Love T-shirt for only $14.95 shipped.
Just use the coupon code “LandiLove” at checkout.
And when you check out they will offer you a set of bangle bracelets for only $.99!
I don’t generally post SeaWorld deals but I’ve never seen one this good so I wanted to throw it out there for you.
Right now at SeaWorld in Orlando, San Antonio and San Diego as well as Aquatica San Diego you can get Single Day Admission Tickets Buy One, Get One FREE!!!
This offer is only available through select websites and only until June 30th.
Your visit must take place between now and June 30th.
Click here to check it out!
This Fashion Friday we have 40% OFF merchandise to help you get beach ready. Kimonos, sandals, swimsuit cover-ups and more for 40% OFF with the coupon code BEACHREADY.
The kimono is big trend for summer 2015. It can be worn over a summer dress or over your swimming suit. We are offering it at our lowest price of the season $11.97 with the Fashion Friday coupon code.
Additionally, if you spend $20.00 or more you will be offered 3 FREE sheets of metallic temporary tattoos- another huge trend for this summer season. The metallic tattoo is a great way to accessorize at the beach, without wearing jewelry. This is limit 1 per customer/order only 1 set will be shipped with each order.
For under $30.00 you can get a kimono, a pair of sandals, and 3 sheets of tattoos. That’s a deal sure to get you ready for summer.
Click here to check out the sale!
Through June 21st (Father’s Day), Papa John’s is offering a unique deal for a FREE Large Pizza with EVERY $25 Papa John’s gift card purchase!
There is not a limit of one of these deals at a time. For example purchase $100 gift card and snag 4 FREE Large Pizzas.
If Papa Johns is your pizza of choice this is a great chance to save!
Over 50 Zoos offer Free Father’s Day Zoo Admission! If your zoo isn’t listed check back- we are adding them daily!
Enjoy FREE Zoo Admission on Father’s Day as a nice list of zoos participate. Some of the zoos are free everyday, some are only free if you purchase another admission and some are completely free just on Father’s Day.
Check the rules at your local zoo- you may be able to take a picnic lunch, ball and glove or other family activities.
Also in 2015 June 21st is Giraffe Appreciation Day so many zoos have events involving their giraffes (which happens to be one of my favorite animals to see at the zoo!)
Pass this list on to your friends and family so they can take advantage! If you see any missing please leave them in the comments and I can add them to the list!
|City/State||Zoo Name||Deal Information & Link to Website|
|Montgomery, AL||Montgomery Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Birmingham, AL||Birmingham Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Anchorage, AK||The Alaska Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Pueblo, CO||Pueblo Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Bridgeport, CT||The Beardsley Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Tampa, FL||Lowry Park Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Naples, FL||Naples Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Melbourne, FL||Brevard Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Jacksonville, FL||Jacksonville Zoo||Free Admission for Dads- COUPON NEEDED|
|Atlanta, GA||Zoo Atlanta||Free Admission for Dads with Other Admission Purchase|
|Cleveland, GA||North Georgia Zoo||Free Admission for Dads with Child's Admission Purchase|
|Hilo, HI||Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens||Free Admission Every Day|
|Idaho Falls, ID||Tautphaus Park Zoo||Free Admission for Dads with Child's Admission Purchase|
|Chicago, IL||Lincoln Park Zoo||Free Admission Every Day|
|Aurora, IL||Phillips Park Zoo||Admission is FREE Everyday|
|Springfield, IL||Henson Robinson Zoo||Free Admission for Dads with Child's Admission Purchase|
|Lafayette, IN||Columbian Park Zoo||Free Admission Every Day|
|Michigan City, IN||Washingon Park Zoo||Free Admission for Dadstask=details&last_task=events_for_day&start_date=2015-06-21&event_eid=2014101013532755|
|Clay Center, KS||Clay Center Zoo||Admission is Free Everyday|
|Hutchinson, KS||Hutchinson Zoo||Admission is FREE Daily|
|Garden City, KS||Lee Richardson Zoo||Admission is FREE Daily|
|Dodge City, KS||Wright Park Zoo||Admission is FREE Daily|
|Manhattan, KS||Sunset Zoo||Dad's Admission is FREE with purchase of Child's Ticket|
|Wichita, KS||Sedgwick County Zoo||Dad's Admission is FREE with purchase of Child's Ticket|
|Lousiville, KY||Lousiville Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Boston, MA||Franklin Park Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Stoneham, MA||Stone Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Lansing, MI||Potter Park Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Saginaw, MI||Children's Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Byron, MN||Zollman Zoo||Admission is Free Daily|
|Springfield, MO||Dickerson Park Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Fargo, ND||Red River Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Lincoln, NE||Lincoln Children's Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Binghampton, NY||Ross Park Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Cincinatti, OH||Cincinatti Zoo & Botanical Gardens||Free Admission for Dads|
|Cleveland, OH||Cleveland Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Columbus, OH||Columbus Zoo||Free Admission for Dads with Other Admission Purchase|
|Toledo, OH||Toledo Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Oklahoma City, OK||Oklahoma City Zoo||Free Admission for Dads with Other Admission Purchase|
|Wendover, ON||Papanack Park Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
|Providence, RI||Roger Williams Park Zoo||Free Admission for Dads with Other Admission Purchase|
|Wellford, SC||Hollywild Animal Park||Free Admission for Dads with Other Admission Purchase|
|Washington, DC||Smithsonian National Zoo||Admission is Free Every Day|
|Norfolk, VA||Virginia Zoo||No Information Available Yet|
|Richmond, VA||Richmond Metro Zoo||No Information Available Yet|
|Manitowoc, WI||Lincoln Park Zoo||Admission is Free Every Day|
|Baraboo, WI||Ochsner Zoo||Admission is Free Every Day|
|Madison, WI||Henry Vilas Zoo||Admission is Free Every Day|
|Marshfield, WI||Wildwood Zoo||Admission is Free Every Day|
|Milwakee, WI||Milwaukee County Zoo||Free Admission for Dads|
June 10th is National Iced Tea Day (although many people think Sweet Tea is included so bring it on)!
A few companies are helping us celebrate by giving discounts or freebies!
Inko’s: To celebrate National #IcedTeaDay Inko’s Organic White Tea is inviting revelers to sit back, relax and enjoy a bottle of Inko’s on them. Iced Tea lovers should simply like Inko’s on Facebook and follow the link to request a coupon for one free bottle to be redeemed at a participating retailer, while supplies last.
La Madeleine Country French Café: Get a free glass of Mango Breeze iced teas at participating cafés in celebration of National Iced Tea Day. Just mention the promotion and you will get iced tea for free. Offer is good all day while supplies last. For locations visit www.laMadeleine.com.
Teavana: Tuesday, June 10 get a free 16 oz. Pineapple Berry Blue Iced Tea all day at Teavana. Limit one per customer while supplies last. To continue the iced tea celebration, customers can visit participating Teavana stores June 11 – June 14 from 3-6 pm local time for 50 percent off an iced tea beverage. Offer is valid at participating locations.
Snapple: Visit www.sipyoursummer.com and get a free Snapple on National Iced Tea Day. You can add the event to your calendar and click to the link. Presumably, this will serve as a coupon in-store but company reps have not yet made this clear.
I have to keep several pairs of sunglasses around the house and my car because I lose them all the time. $7.95 is just around the right price for what I will pay!
Today on Cents of Style you can pick from a nice selection of sunglasses for only $7.95 shipped!
Just use the code SUMMERSHADES at checkout to see the discount!