Barnes and Noble Kids Summer Reading Program


Trying to find an excuse to get your kids to read over the summer?

Barnes and Noble would like to help!

Fostering a love of reading and its rewards, the Barnes & Noble Imagination’s Destination Summer Reading program is popular with students in first through sixth grades and educators throughout America.

Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read any eight books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them.

This year, our Imagination’s Destination theme features the exciting new Scholastic Discover More nonfiction series, along with two special promotions to encourage young readers to explore their imaginations all summer long!

Check out the complete list of directions to make sure your child is ready to read!

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Summer Kids Bowling Deals


During the summer there are some great bowling programs that pop up around the country. It can be a great chance to get your kids out of the head and off the couch!

Free Bowling at AMF
This summer (May 14 – Sept. 3, 2012) enjoy FREE bowling for children ages 15 and younger until 8pm. Head over to here to register your kiddos to get weekly coupons through email good for TWO FREE games per child per day! This does not include the cost of shoes. Plus for parents and children 16 years and older you can sign up for a $29.95 pass that is valid for up to four (4) family members.

Free Bowling at Brunswick Zone
Brunswick Zone is offering FREE bowling this June, July and August for one FREE game per child (18 years and younger) per day during the summer! Head over to here to register to register for the summer program and here to check for a location near you.

Kids Bowl Free All Summer!
Kids can bowl two games for free every day all summer long. Just pay for the shoes (it’s always about the shoes). There is a one time fee if you want to sign adults up as well. This is great for super hot days or rainy cool days during the summer. Check for participating locations and dates in your area!

Thanks to The Centsible Family for the information and an updated list of free bowling!

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Amazon Free Book Download: Chasing Sunsets: A Cedar Key Novel


Right now you can download Chasing Sunsets: A Cedar Key Novel for FREE to your Kindle, PC or Smart Phone.

Kimberly Tucker’s life hasn’t turned out the way she thought it would. A divorced mother of two, Kim resents her ex-husband for moving on with his life and living it up while she struggles to understand what went wrong. When her sons end up spending five weeks of summer vacation with their father, Kim’s own father suggests a respite in the family vacation home on tiny Cedar Key Island. As Kim revisits her childhood memories and loves, she soon discovers that treasures in life are often buried, and mistakes–both past and present–become redeemable in God’s hand.Readers will be swept away to an island retreat where they walk alongside Kim as she discovers that God’s answers may not come easily, but they do come.

As always this is Amazon- the price can change at any moment!

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Amazon Free Book Download: DIY Cocktails: A Simple Guide To Creating Your Own Signature Drinks


Right now you can download DIY Cocktails: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Signature Drinks for FREE to your Kindle, PC or Smart Phone.

Black Rose, Blood Orange Tequila & Soda, Kentucky Apple Sour: the newest trend in cocktails is creating your own!

Now, the editors of DrinkoftheWeek.com have concocted the only guide that teaches you to create your own infallible thirst-quenchers. Using a simple system of basic ratios, you will learn to:

– Mix new flavor combinations for the perfect new blend using the Flavor Profile Chart as a guide
– Master advanced mixology techniques from infusing liquors at home to creating custom-flavored syrups
– Serve the perfect drink every time, whether it kicks off a rowdy party or winds down a romantic evening!
– With only nine ratios to master, you’ll shake, stir, roll, and build literally thousands of unique and exceptional cocktails. All you need is a good thirst, an active imagination–and this guide!

As always this is Amazon- the price can change at any moment!

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Amazon Free Book Download: Circle of Friends Cookbook 25 Brownie & Bar Recipes


Right now you can download Circle of Friends Cookbook 25 Brownie & Bar Recipes for FREE to your Kindle, PC or Smart Phone.

Tempt your sweet tooth with this collection of 25 of our very best recipes for delectable brownies, blondies and bar cookies…from Candy Bar Brownies and The Best Blondies to Monster Cookie Bars and more!

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Reminder: Celebrate National Donut Day With Freebies


I think I have a new official favorite holiday- National Donut Day is 6/1

Here you should be able to find a complete list of freebies for National Donut Day (there will be more to come):

Dunkin Donuts- Get a Free Donut With Beverage Purchase

Krispy Kreme- Free Donut (No Purchase Necessary)

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Amazon Free Book Download: Got Your Number (a humorous romantic mystery)


I think it was time for a humorous book- it’s been a while!

Right now you can download Got Your Number (a humorous romantic mystery) by Stephanie Bond for FREE to your Kindle, PC or Smart Phone.

Gutsy Roxann Beadleman, a volunteer for an underground organization that helps abused wives escape from their husbands, needs to be rescued herself. She’s being hunted by Frank Cape, a smarmy PI who wants his wife and child back, and by Joe Capistrano, a rugged police detective whose partner was shot by Cape. Joe intends to find Melissa, Cape’s wife, and have her testify against her husband, but Roxann refuses to cooperate, fearful that the police won’t be able to protect Melissa. When Roxann receives an invitation to her cousin Angora’s wedding, she seizes the opportunity to flee town. Unfortunately, her cousin is jilted at the altar and, against her better judgment, Roxann agrees to accompany Angora to their college reunion in South Bend, Ind. En route, the former roommates have an unnerving run-in with Cape, but Joe steps in just in time. Although Roxann insists that she doesn’t need his help or his affection, she quickly changes her mind when she and Angora are accused of murdering their theology professor.

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Amazon Free Book Download: Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have The Wiggle Fidgets


I absolutely love this book- and it’s not just because I have a friend named Mrs. Gorski either.

This is a children’s book based for kids who have a hard time sitting still while they learn and how everyone learns differently. It could be a GREAT tool for children.

Right now you can download Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have The Wiggle Fidgets (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) for FREE to your Kindle, PC or Smart Phone.

David doesn’t know how he ends up in such situations. At the time, it just seems like a great idea. His teacher, Mrs. Gorski, has had about enough; he can tell by the way her voice changes when she speaks to him. This time, he believes that he has come up with the best idea yet. The perfect plan to make everything better.

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Shoney’s: Free Strawberry Pie On May 31st


Have you ever had the Strawberry Pie at Shoney’s? It is incredible.

On May 31st you can try it for yourself.

To celebrate their 65th anniversary Shoney’s will be giving away a FREE slice of strawberry pie to anyone who asks on May 31, 2012.

It says no purchase required but I would assume they will make you sit to eat it so be sure to tip your waitress well!

Thanks to Karen for the e-mail letting me know about this freebie!

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Amazon Free Book Download: Secondhand Jesus


In the back of my mind I swear I have heard of this book but I can not think of where. Has anyone read it?

Right now you can download Secondhand Jesus for FREE to your Kindle, PC or Smart Phone.

God has offered us firsthand knowledge of His love, His grace, and His power. Yet so often, we too easily settle for someone else’s descriptions, the Cliff notes from another’s spiritual journey. We are content for “God-experts” to do the heavy lifting and then give us the bottom line. And like any secondhand information, after enough times through the grapevine, the truth about God deteriorates and crumbs of rumor are all that remain.

But when life derails, and things don’t go as we had planned, our thin view of God is challenged. In those critical moments, we can choose to walk away from God, or to let our questions lead us home. When we choose to wrestle with God, to engage Him for ourselves, we-like Jacob and Job and David-will see rumors die and revelation come alive.

It’s time to hear the magnificent, Divine Invitation. It’s time to take God up on His offer and embrace the mystery and majesty of knowing Him for ourselves.

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