Summer 2013: Kids Bowl Free (AMF Too)

Want to keep your kids entertained on a budget this summer?

There are two programs set up for FREE bowling:

AMF

If you have an AMF nearby, be sure to sign up for the AMF Summer Unplugged Program for FREE bowling! Kids registered in the Summer Unplugged program can bowl two games per day, every day, all summer long!

You can also get an AMF Summer Pass for just $34.95 and it includes two games per day for you and up to three guests ages 16 and up. Go here for more details.

Other Alleys

At participating bowling alleys across the country, Kids can Bowl Free all summer long (up to 6 kids)!

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.

Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games a day, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.

Be sure to call ahead and see if your local alley includes shoes in with the free stuff or if you will need to rent them!

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Memorial Day Discounts and Freebies 2013

Thank you to those who have served our country!

As always call ahead to your local locations and make sure they are participating!

Here are some of the freebies and deals available:

Tanger Outlets – FREE coupon book for Memorial Day Weekend (everyone)

24Hour Fitness – workout for FREE during Memorial Day weekend

Hooters – 10 Free Wings on Monday May 27 with any drink purchase

DIRECTV – Get a FREE Direct Cinema Movie through May 27 (everyone with Directv)

Shoneys - Get a FREE All American Burger on Monday, May 27th, 2013 for Memorial Day

A Story Before Bed (free, recorded readings for deployed parents and children)

FREE Welcome Home Signs

Operation Love Reunited Portraits

FREE Photo Canvas from Operation Hi Honey & Operation Hi Mom

FREE Photobook from USO & Rocketlife

Operation Heal Our Patriots – FREE marriage seminars & events

FREE Cup of Joe for a Joe

FREE ‘I Served’ Stickers

Our Military Kids – grants for sports, fine arts, camps, and tutoring programs

FREE Military Care Package from Scion

FREE Sittercity membership

VetTix.org – FREE tickets to sports events, concerts & more

National Parks – Free admission (this is actually offered all year long) ;)

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Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities 5/24- 5/26

Looking for something to do this weekend?

There is lots going on:

Saturday

  • 12-7pm Umoja Festival at nTelos Wireless Pavilion 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Sunday
  • 12-7pm Umoja Festival at nTelos Wireless Pavilion 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Monday
Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

 

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Rewards For Good Report Cards 2013 (Including Car Insurance)

It’s time to reward your student for their hard work all year long!

As always be sure to call your favorite location and make sure they are participating. Some of these deals will not be nationwide and may only be in one or two cities.

  • Chuck E. Cheese - Bring in a recent report card with good grades and receive free game tokens.
  • Chick-fil-A – Report cards with all A’s and B’s will receive a free 8 piece chicken nugget.
  • Krispy Kreme – Get a free original glazed doughnut for each A (up to 6 A’s).
  • McDonalds- Free happy meal for report cards with all A’s
  • Cheryl & Co Free cookie for every A on report card

And not that the students usually care but many insurance companies give good student discounts as well. If your teen has increased their grades this year be sure to check with the company- you never know!

State FarmGet up to 25% off for ranking in the top 20% of the class, having a B average or a 3.0 GPA, or making dean’s list or honor roll.

Progressive10% off for ranking in the upper 20th percentile of the class or on standardized tests, maintaining a B average or 3.0 GPA, or making dean’s list or honor roll (varies by state). 

Farmers5% to 25% off for being in the top 20% of the class, earning a 3.0 GPA or making dean’s list or honor roll.

Esurance5% to 10% off for maintaining a 3.0 or B average. 

GEICO10% to 15% off for achieving a B average or being in the top 20% of the class.

Liberty Mutual22% to 35% off for maintaining a B average.

 

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities 5/17 – 5/19

Looking for something to do with your family this weekend?

Here are things going on in my neck of the woods:

Saturday

  • 10am Turtle Time at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Refuge 4510 Twin Pines Rd. Portsmouth, VA 23703
  • 10am-9:30pm Pirates on the Beach at 17th Street Park (on the beach between 17th and 18th St), Virginia Beach VA
  • 10:30am Pony Pedicures at Blue Bird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666
  • 11am-10pm Norfolk Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral 7220 Granby St Norfolk, VA 23505
  • 1:30-4pm Geocaching 101 at Bass Pro Shops, 1972 Power Plant Pkwy, Hampton, VA
Sunday
  • 12-5pm Pirates on the Beach at 17th Street Park (on the beach between 17th and 18th St), Virginia Beach VA

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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Free Nationwide Summer Reading Programs 2013

The end of the school year is looming ever closer and trying to find summer activities is always a challenge.

Why not get them involved in some of the great Summer Reading Programs?

Many of these programs include your kids earning prizes or cash!

Check out this list of Nationwide List:

Junie B Jones Reading Club – Sign up and get a FREE starter Kit that includes a copy of Junie B Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Activity sheets and a membership ID card while supplies last.

Book Adventure – Sylvan offers this FREE reading incentive program. Basically your child reads books and then takes a simple comprehension quiz to make sure they understood what they read.  The quiz is usually about 10 questions long.  They earn points based on how much they remember from reading the book.

Half Price Books – They are offering kids ages 14 and under a chance to earn a $5 Gift Card for reading just 15 each day throughout the summer!

Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays - Your child can earn a FREE movie ticket from National Amusements Theaters when they read a book and complete a book report.

Barnes & Noble Imagination Destination - This summer reading program through Barnes & Noble gives your child the ability to earn a FREE book after reading 8 books and keeping track of them in a reading log.

TD Bank Summer Reading Program – Read and keep track of 10 books this summer and your child will get $10 added to their Young Saver Account FREE!

Chuck E. Cheese - Earn 10 FREE tokens every time your child reads for 2 weeks in a row.  Just fill out the form and bring it in to claim your free token.

Scholastic Summer Challenge - Log in your reading minutes to the Scholastic site and your child will be able to participate in a World Record challenge as well as earn digital prizes!

And keep your eyes on A Frugal Chick for a list of local libraries as well (most of them haven’t updated their websites yet)!

Thanks so much to Saving Dollars and Sense for this information!

 

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Free Busch Gardens Pre-School Pass Must Be Redeemed By May 31st

Get a FREE Sesame Street Forest of Fun Preschool Pass for children 3-5 years old.

For the 4th consecutive year Busch Gardens is offering kids ages 3 through 5, who are Virginia residents, a Free Sesame Street Forest of Fun Preschool Pass, valid for unlimited admission through September 2, 2013.

If you haven’t already redeemed yours the deadline is May 31, 2013.

The growns up can get a Fun Pass for $70 which will allow you in the park through September 2, 2013 as well.

This could mean lots of fun for you and your little people!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something to do with your family in Hampton Roads this weekend?

Check out all the great activities:

Saturday

  • 10am Sweetheart Frame at Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshop (Lowe’s Stores in Hampton Roads)

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Locals: Hydro X Flyboarding For $99

I had to post this because I didn’t know it is even exists!

Right now on Living Social you can get a Flyboarding session for $99.

What is Flyboarding you ask?  (I didn’t know either).

Combining aspects of Jet Skiing, water skiing, wakeboarding, acrobatic diving, and more, flyboarding is the perfect summer activity for thrill-seekers:

• $99 ($199 value) for a 30-minute flyboarding experience
• Jet-powered machine allows propulsion in water & air
• Open Monday through Friday by appt. only and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Rocket From the Water and Have a Blast
Head to Owl Creek in Virginia Beach or Jordan Lake in Apex, NC and get ready to shoot from the water on your jet-powered machine. You’ll have two nozzles connected to your feet that will propel you swiftly from the water; to control your movements, find your balance and tilt your feet. You’ll also have two nozzles for your hands to help with stabilization.

This could be an AWESOME graduation gift (or maybe even Mother’s Day!)

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Locals: McDonalds Teacher Appreciation Week FREE Small Beverages

During Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, 2013, McDonald’s restaurants in Southeastern Virginia and Northeast North Carolina are extending an exclusive offer for area teachers.

All area teachers can go to their local McDonald’s and show their school identification to receive a key tag valid for a FREE Small Beverage with any purchase that can be used the remainder of the year.

Beverage options include all McCafé products, soft drinks, sweet tea and Premium Roast Coffee.

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