Deal: End the Season at Blue Cross RiverRink with B1G1 Tickets at Penn’s Landing


Sunday, March 10, is the last day of the season at the Blue Cross RiverRink. Skate one last day, buy one ticket get one free!

This Saturday skaters at the Blue Cross RiverRink between the 8:30 and 11 pm skating sessions will
have the opportunity to participate in the filming of the first Harlem Shake video on ice. All
skaters in attendance can enter for a chance to win giveaways, including 2 tickets to this
year’s 6th Annual Roots Picnic at Festival Pier.


The Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia’s only outdoor public ice rink, is located at 101 S. Columbus Boulevard on the Delaware River.  For more information please call 215.925.RINK or visit

Giveaway: Family 4-Pack to Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park

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This weather really has me ready for warmer weather! Luckily Sahara Sam’s remains a warm 84 degrees of low humidity weather all year long thanks to a state-of-the-art temperature control system.

Located just 30 mins outside of Philadelphia, Sahara Sam’s Oasis opened its doors in March 2009 as New Jersey’s first free-standing indoor water park with 58,000 square feet of indoor aquatic attractions. Sahara Sam’s attractions include Mount Kilimanjaro family raft ride, Snake Eyes tube slides, Congo Bongo Adventure River, Tim-Buk-Tu water tree fort, Lizard Lagoon for toddlers, Sam’s Slamdunker, Crocodile Flats cargo obstacle course and FLOWRIDER—the area’s ONLY indoor surfing simulator! Sahara Sam’s also features a one-of-a-kind retractable roof, full-service café and a 3,000 square foot family arcade. Sahara Sam’s is the perfect place for your next family outing, birthday party, group trip and special event.

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Sahara Sam’s is located at 535 N. Route 73 in West Berlin, NJ. Tickets start at $32.95, right now annual memberships are only $59.95! For more info please visit

Sahara Sam’s Oasis is expanding again! The two acre outdoor water park is scheduled for a May 2013 opening. The 5 million dollar outdoor expansion will feature a 25 meter leisure pool (The Blue Lagoon), a children’s splash park (Splish-Splash), a full service bar (The Wipeout), volleyball courts and a 12,000 sq ft wave pool (The Rip & Roll). The project also includes an 8,000 square foot building addition featuring new kitchen facilities, restrooms, expanded party facilities, and a recently opened 350 foot body slide, The Nile Mile.

The Sahara Sam’s outdoor expansion is available at no additional cost to the Annual Pass members or with a standard admission ticket. The facilities will operate Memorial Day through Labor Day with select weekends in September.

Sahara Sams

I’m happy to announce a partnership with Sahara Sam’s Oasis! I’m kicking it off with a giveaway this month. If you’re looking for something fun for the family this summer, stay tuned for more fun giveaways over the next few months!

***WIN IT!!!***
Enter to win a Family 4-Pack to Sahara Sam’s Oasis

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Giveaway: Photo with the Easter Bunny at Oxford Valley Mall

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The Easter Bunny returns to Oxford Valley Mall. Come visit him at the Easter Bunny Set located in Sears Court.

Easter Bunny Photo Set Hours:

March 2nd: 10:00 a.m.– 8:00 p.m.
March 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th 11:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
March 4th to 9th and March 11th to 14th: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
March 15th to 16th and March 18th to 21st: 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
March 22nd to 23rd and March 25th to 30th: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Easter Bunny Set is located in Sears Court at Oxford Valley Mall.

For more info click HERE.

There’s also a”Caring Bunny Event” on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 9am to 11am. Children with special needs and their families are invited to a special photo session with Caring Bunny in an environment set up to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children with all abilities. RSVP at

***WIN IT!!!***

Enter to win a Photo Package with the Easter Bunny valued at $39.99. Package includes 3 sheets of photos. Certificate is good until 3/30/3013.

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2013 Flower Show Is a “Brilliant!” Experience for Families

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The 2013 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show offers endless opportunities for visitors of all ages. Toddlers, tweens, and young adults will have the chance to participate in crafts, storytimes, interactive games, an exciting (and educational) scavenger hunt, and enjoy on-stage performances at the Flower Show, which runs March 2-10.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society makes it easy to bring the kids with a specially priced Family Fun Pak, which includes Flower Show tickets for two adults and two children for $70. The popular ticket package also includes a one-year membership to PHS, which grants access to numerous children’s programs and family events year-round. Family Fun Paks are available online at

Kids are invited to get creative or relax in the all-new Einstein Healthcare Network PHS Kids Zone, powered by Sprout, located in Room 204B. In the Einstein PHS Kids Zone, guests will experience engaging new programming and festive décor, including oversized trees, a white picket fence, and kid-sized vegetable cutouts.

The Einstein PHS Kids Zone – which is open March 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., March 3-9 from 10 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and March 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – will focus on healthy living, and hopes to inform visitors about nature, healthy eating, and being kind to others through a series of crafts, games, and educational storytimes.

A creative corner invites children to read a book and color, while they sit back and relax on mini bean bags and kid-size tables and chairs. Sprout will host a Be Kind Game, where parents and children will explore a series of physical and mental challenges promoting health and teamwork. Back by popular demand, the PHS Plant One Million mural will be located in the Einstein PHS Kids Zone. Visitors will get to decorate a paper leaf and add it to the huge tree, taking the tree from bare to full and lush by week’s end.

Special performances by beloved Sprout characters will take place on the Sprout Stage, including crowd-favorite Chica the Chicken, who will make an appearance on opening day, Saturday, March 2.

A special Mums Lounge will also be located inside the Einstein PHS Kids Zone. Presented by Einstein Healthcare Network, the lounge will be a dedicated area for nursing mothers, or those who need some quiet time and comfortable seating with their little ones. Professionals from Einstein Healthcare Network will also be available throughout the week to provide mothers with information about breastfeeding, breast health, and the latest technology in preventive care.

Sunday, March 10, is Family Day at the Flower Show, and will include a full schedule of happenings to delight children of all ages. Sprout will host a Sprout Snack afternoon tea (advance reservations required), head wizard Dumbledore will make a special appearance, Shakespeare for kids will have an afternoon storytime, and characters from Hershey Harrisburg will be on-site, in addition to the ongoing fun happening in the Einstein PHS Kids Zone. Sprout Snack and other Family Day information is available at

Deal: $15 “Cabin Fever” Discount Tickets to Adventure Aquarium

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*3/1/13 11:26am – Via Adventure Aquarium Facebook Page – “Please note that we are experiencing issues with our ticketing system. If you were planning a visit today and were trying to purchase $15 Cabin Fever tickets, simply print out a copy of the $15 advertisement, email or post and present it at the Box Office to purchase discounted tickets. We will let you know as soon as everything is back up and running. Thank you for your patience!”

Adventure Aquarium invites the public to come out of their shell this winter for the return of CABIN FEVER, a limited-time promotion that allows the public to purchase Adventure Aquarium General Admission tickets for just $15!

Now through March 3, 2013, the public can visit Adventure Aquarium for just $15 per person when they buy their tickets online at using the promotional code TURTLE15.   This exciting promotion comes just in time to see the Aquarium’s limited-time exhibit, Turtles: Journey of Survival, which features the largest and most diverse collection of turtles ever assembled at Adventure Aquarium. 

Interested in an entire year of Adventure? Use promotional code OZZY20 to save 20 percent of off an AdventureAquarium Annual Pass, which provides family fun and lasting memories 365 days a year – no matter the weather or time of year.

Whether you visit just once, or purchase an annual pass for access to family fun all year long, be sure to come out of your shell during CABIN FEVER at Adventure Aquarium, where there are always more new things to see and do! to learn more or purchase your discounted tickets today.

*Tickets purchased using the promotional codes TURTLES15 and OZZY20 are valid through March 3rd ONLY and are not valid on previous purchases.

Get FREE Tax Preparation at Local Free Tax Sites in Philadelphia

Tax Time

The Campaign for Working Families (CWF) files both federal and PA state income taxes for working families. They strive to insure that working people take full advantage of public benefits available to them including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a refundable tax credit for low-wage earners.

Each year the Campaign for Working Families operates free tax sites across Philadelphia. Some sites have Spanish speaking volunteers and staff available. CWF sites do not accept appointments; customers are seen on first come, first served walk-in basis.

Families that earned less than $51,000 and Individuals who earned less than $20,000 are eligible for services at CWF free tax sites.

Tax sites will be open from January 25 – April 15, 2013.

There is high demand for CWF’s free, high quality tax preparation services in January and February. You will enjoy a shorter wait time if you come in March to have your taxes prepared.

New this year! You can drop off your tax information at the Philly 311 Center, located at City Hall, Room 167 on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10am–2pm and pick it up on the next scheduled day at 1207 Chestnut, 4th floor.

To find a free tax site near you HERE or call the City of Philadelphia’s Help Line by dialing 3-1-1. This phone line has information in English and Spanish.

Who is eligible for free tax preparation?

  • Philadelphia families earning less than $51,000 per year
  • Individuals earning less than $20,000 per year.

To find out more on eligibility, finding a free tax location, and what you need to get started please today or call 3-1-1.

Giveaway: The Body Shop Prize Pack


Last week I shared with you about the NEW Pulse Beauty Boutique that opened at King of Prussia Mall. If you haven’t stopped in yet, you should definitely check it out! I know many of you are big fans of The Body Shop (like myself) and I’m excited to offer you this amazing giveaway!!

***WIN IT!!!***

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Enter to win a Prize Pack from The Body Shop that includes the following:

  • Tea Tree Body Wash
  • Tea Tree Facial Wash
  • Tea Tree Toner
  • Tea Tree Skin Clearing Lotion
  • New Chocomania Deluxe Lotion
  • New Chocomania Shower Cream

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Deal: 50% off Annual Memberships to Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

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Receive 50% off Annual Memberships to Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Choose Between Two Options

  • $25 for a one-year Individual membership (a $50 value)
  • $42 for a one-year Family membership (an $89 value). The Family membership includes two adults and up to five children younger than 18 from the same household, or up to five grandchildren younger than 18.

Members receive benefits including year-round admission to the academy, special access to collections, and discounts on workshops, merchandise, and events.

Grab this deal HERE!

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Deal: 50% off Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at The Franklin Institute


If you’ve been waiting for a discount or deal for this, don’t wait! Save 50% off the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at The Franklin Institute with this great deal. Regularly $29.00, pay only $14.50 by clicking HERE. It is playing now through April 7th.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, featuring authentic artifacts retrieved from the debris of the infamous sunken ship, arrives in Philadelphia. This stunning, meticulously researched exhibition takes guests back to the “unsinkable” Titanic’s tragic 1912 voyage, when the doomed vessel collided with an iceberg and sank, claiming more than 1,500 lives and shocking the world with the immensity of the calamity. This fascinating exhibit is an educational and entertaining experience for all ages, featuring the largest collection of recovered artifacts ever exhibited, plus magnificent reconstructions of the ship’s interior that combine to tell the compelling stories of the people who were on board that fateful voyage. Your ticket includes admission to the rest of the museum as well.

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