Deal: Half Price Phillies Tickets for Tonight & Friday’s Games vs MIA

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The Phillies announced on Twitter today that they are offering this year’s IBX Broad Street Runner and supporters half price tickets to tonight’s game at 7:05pm and Friday’s game at 7:05pm vs Miami at Citizen’s Bank Park.

The offer is Buy one get one free or half price individual tickets $38 and under (offer based on availability). Remember, you do not have to be an IBX Broad Street Run participate for this deal. Just enter the promo code below.

To order your tickets click HERE, click on the green “T” icon below and enter the promotion code: BSR

Celebrate your Cinco de Mayo with Catering from Qdoba

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If you’re planning a fiesta for Cinco de Mayo or any bash make sure to check out Qdoba Mexican Grill in the Philadelphia area! Get the same affordable, fresh and delicious food right at your own get together.

Here’s why you should consider Qdoba Catering:

A refreshing change to platters of cold-cut sandwiches and pizzas.

Our Hot Bars come with warming stands that keep everything hot and fresh.

The same tastes you find at Qdoba Mexican Grill, now available anywhere.

Everything is included, from utensils to napkins.

Affordable food with the same great quality experience. 
Only about $8.00 – $10.00 per person.

No hassles, just great food.

Plus, get a free entrée card for every catering rack that is brought back to any of their locations.

Qdoba will deliver anywhere in the Philly area and around the suburbs of Audubon/Trooper and Springfield/DelCo and pick up is also available at any location.

Call 888.QDOBA2GO to place your order. Be sure to ask about their Catering Rewards program.

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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.

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I’m happy to be partnering with Sahara Sam’s Oasis! I’ve already given away 2 Family 4-Packs. If you’re looking for something fun for the family this summer, stay tuned to enter to win a family 4-pack once a week in the month of May!

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Enter to win a Family 4-Pack to Sahara Sam’s Oasis

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National Pretzel Day Giveaway: Prize Pack of assorted Pretzel Crisps®


If you didn’t already know, it’s National Pretzel Day! If you’re from Philly, pretzels are always a great treat. We are big fans of Pretzel Crisps here in our house. My daughter loves it with her lunch and you can always find my husband and I snacking on them with different dips! It’s a healthy snack that’s available in a variety of low fat, baked varieties at only 110 calories per serving, Pretzel Crisps® are made without any trans fat, saturated fat or cholesterol.

Today in honor of National Pretzel Day I’m giving away prize pack of (12 bags of 7.2oz) of assorted Pretzel Crisps®! This prize pack will be perfect for your upcoming event like graduations, first communions, Memorial weekend parties or just a healthy snack.

Enter to win a prize pack of (12 bags of 7.2oz, regular size) of assorted Pretzel Crisps®

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Review: Graco FastAction™ Fold Jogger Click Connect™ Stroller


My little boy is now 3 months and spring has sprung. That means I’m ready to get out and about with my baby! Nothing helps you get moving with a little one than a good jogging stroller. Yesterday, I got together with a few other local bloggers at Smith Memorial Playground in Fairmount Park and was able to check out the new Graco FastAction™ Fold Jogger Click Connect™ Stroller and learned what made this stroller different than other jogging strollers.

Graco’s NEW jogger is the ultimate crossover stroller, combining all the comfort and convenience features of a traditional stroller with performance and maneuverability of an all-terrain jogger. So whether you’re just strolling the mall or the boardwalk, this stroller makes the perfect ride for your child. Not only does it look sharp, you will also discover how easy and “Parent Friendly” it is to use.


Here’s what I first noticed and really liked about the FastAction™ Fold Jogger Click Connect™ Stroller. First, I was able to put this stroller together myself and I didn’t need any tools so it was quick and painless. I love how easy it is to fold up. It’s one-second and one-hand fold has an automatic storage lock and is self-standing when folded. Which brings me to another thing I love, the kickstand! I’ll be honest, I really didn’t get it when I was putting the stroller together but once I folded up the stroller to lean it up against the wall, I was surprised to find that it stood up straight on it’s own. So the kickstand gets a two thumbs up from me!


Yes, the stroller is safe and comfortable for your child with it’s padded, multi-position reclining seat. It has a child’s tray with 2 cup holders & snack tray completely removes for easy cleaning but let’s not forget about us. The deluxe parent’s tray with a 2-way smartphone holder, covered storage & 2 deep cup holders.

Finally, everyone knows how great a jogging stroller is but many people aren’t fans of the size. Yes, many joggers can be heavy and bulky. You’ve already seen how flat and easy the Graco FastAction™ Fold Jogger Click Connect™ Stroller can fold up, but with the removable wheels and front tray it makes it easy to fit into any car truck space. I was able to fit the Graco FastAction™ Fold Jogger Click Connect™ Stroller along with 2 other strollers in the truck of my Camry.


Graco’s NEW jogger is the ultimate crossover stroller, combining all the comfort and convenience features of a traditional stroller (FastAction Fold and Click Connect Technology) with performance and maneuverability of an all-terrain jogger.

As an added bonus, Graco’s innovative one-second, one-hand FastAction™ fold automatically locks & is self-standing.

This post is sponsored by the Graco.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for the purposes of this post. This post reflects my personal experience and opinion, which may differ from yours. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.

VaseOff! Mother’s Day Challenge – Vote to support Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia

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I’m thrilled to announce that the The VaseOff! Challenge, launched last year by the Society of American Florists (SAF), kicked off today!

SAF is kicking off 2013 with a special Mother’s Day VaseOff Challenge with four talented florists creating arrangements designed to delight the busy, on-the-go mom. What makes this challenge so wonderful is that SAF is partnering with four children’s hospitals across the country:

  • Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, WA)
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Shriners Hospital for Children (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Shriners Hospital for Children (Tampa, FL)

My goal is to get you to head on over to and VOTE! Once it gets to 5,000 votes a local florist and myself will deliver vases of flowers on behalf of SAF to patients and their moms at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia! This is something I know that will brighten their day. According to Harvard University research, it shows people feel more compassionate toward others and have less worry and anxiety when flowers are present and Flowers are scientifically proven to make us happy! A gift of flowers creates instant delight and increases enjoyment and life satisfaction.

The four different floral arrangements for you to vote for are amazing pieces of art to say the least. It’s almost hard for me to decide which one to vote for! After you vote, please be sure to share with others so we can quickly reach our goal of 5,000 votes!

Voting will be open to the public from April 22 – May 6, 2013 on Deliveries of flowers to hospitals will take place in late May.

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Deal: Shecky’s Girls Night Out: Shopping, Cocktails and Goodie Bags – $10


Need a great and affordable girls night out? Shecky’s Girls Night Out comes to Philly May 1st and 2nd. You and your besties will get to shop the latest trends in emerging fashion and accessories, sip delicious included cocktails, and sample fabulous beauty products and services. Best of all, you’ll love scoring one of Shecky’s famous goodie bags, stuffed with both new brands and old favorites. Whether you attend with a group of girlfriends or treat yourself to some solo “me time,” this is sure to be one of the best nights out of the season.

Save $20 on tickets! Regularly $30, get your tickets for only $10 HERE.

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Deal: TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil: Experience Man’s Journey on Earth


Cirque du Soleil returns to Philadelphia with TOTEM. TOTEM will make its premiere on May 30 for a four-week engagement under the blue-and-yellow Big Top at a brand new location. Cirque du Soleil will cross the bridge into New Jersey and open on Camden’s Waterfront.

TOTEM traces the fascinating journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. The characters evolve on a stage evoking a giant turtle, the symbol of origin for many ancient civilizations.

Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species.

Save big! Full price tickets range from $75-$100, get these tickets now for $47-$73 here. Many show date are available.

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Free & Family Friendly Fun at the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival


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One of the first celebrations of its kind in the country, the Philadelphia Science Festival is a 10-day celebration of science and technology in everyday places – parks, restaurants, bars, libraries and museums. It asks Philadelphians to question the world around them and aims to inspire not only the next generation of scientists and engineers, but also create homegrown citizen scientists. More than 105 partners are working
together to produce the Festival, which runs April 18-28 is presented by The Dow Chemical Company and organized by The Franklin Institute.

The Festival features dozens of similar hands-on, interactive programs for families. Here are my picks:

Great Gigs: Carnival Edition
2-3 PM | Franklin Theater, The Franklin Institute: North 20th Street
The ultimate take-your-child-to-work day! Meet a veterinarian and her chocolate lab and a scientist who tastes chocolate for a living. Plus, hear from a planetary geologist on why her job ROCKS and a ballistics expert who reveals the science behind crime scenes.

Neighborhood Science After School Eastwick Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Eastwick Branch Library, 2851 Island Avenue
Explore the science of YOU and the world around you! See live animals, learn about your body, and discover the wildlife that lives in your own backyard!

Neighborhood Science After School Independence Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Independence Branch Library, 18 South 7th Street
Explore chemistry in the kitchen, discover life in ancient Greece and Egypt, and learn how to keep your brain and skin healthy.

Neighborhood Science After School Torresdale Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Torresdale Branch Library, 3079 Holme Avenue
Make-and-Take your own nanoscience activity, explore how pollutants on the land wash off and affect the quality of our rivers, and play with educational toys and games.

Neighborhood Science After Widener Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Widener Branch Library, 2808 West Lehigh Avenue
Discover what our bones say about us, examine the effects of weathering on gravestones, and learn how to crack secret codes dating back to da Vinci.

Neighborhood Science After School Wynnefield Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Wynnefield Branch Library, 5325 Overbrook Avenue
Explore the science of YOU and the world around you! Meet live animals, see real specimens, and play a game that shows how your thoughts can affect your body.

Great Gigs: Open Labs Edition
12:30-1:30 PM | Drexel University Mandell Theater: 3201 Chestnut Street
What is a typical day at the office for some of the coolest local scientists? Meet a forensic anthropologist who finds evidence at a crime scene and a marine scientist who has explored the oceans deep. Plus, hear from a robotics engineer and his piano playing robots.

Table Top Science
5-9 PM | Earth Bread and Brewery: 7136 Germantown Avenue
Dr. Fred Schaefer hosts a night of hands-on, interactive science lessons filled with chemistry activities and demonstrations, all in the comfort of this neighborhood brew pub.

Neighborhood Science After School Haddington Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Haddington Branch Library, 446 North 65th Street
How do forensic scientists collect and analyze crime scene data? Become a crime scene investigator and create shoe castings, dust for fingerprints, analyze similar fabrics, and learn about genetic testing.

Neighborhood Science After School Lawncrest Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Lawncrest Branch Library, 6098 Rising Sun Avenue
What’s the big deal about the nonoscale? Amazing things happen when you get SUPER SMALL! Make-and- take your own activity and learn how these tiny technologies could have a big impact on your life.

Neighborhood Science After School Queen Memorial Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Queen Memorial Branch Library, 1201 South 23rd Street
Explore the amazing adaptations that aquatic animals have developed to help them survive in their environment. Then, discover how chemicals in foods activiate our taste receptors.

Neighborhood Science After School Richmond Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Richmond Library, 2987 Almond Street
Learn about mummies and how to keep a boat afloat, rattle your mind with a brainteaser, and discover how feathers and hollow bones allow birds to soar!

Neighborhood Science After School Cecil B. Moore Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Cecil B. Moore Branch Library, 2320 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Touch and examine REAL dinosaur fossils and meet LIVE furry (and not so furry!) friends to learn how animals, both extinct and alive, adapt for survival. Then, put your math skills to the test to write and break secret codes, and learn how to protect your brain while participating in sports.

Neighborhood Science After School Haverford Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Haverford Branch Library, 5543 Haverford Avenue
Meet some furry friends, learn about molecules and how gravity works. Then take a close-up look at insects and spiders to see if you can spot the differences. Take what you’ve learned and create your very own imaginary bug!

Neighborhood Science After School Oak Lane Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Oak Lane Branch Library, 6614 North 12th Street
Learn about chromatography, solve puzzles and use gravity to propel a soda bottle racer. Then, learn about science in ancient Greece by dressing up and working an Archimedes water screw!

Neighborhood Science After School Wyoming Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Wyoming Branch Library, 231 East Wyoming Avenue
Build and launch your very own ROCKET, see architectural robotics and learn what it takes to be an archaeologist. Then, see what makes you, YOU!

Science Day at the Ballpark
1:05 PM (Activities begin at 11:00AM) | Citizens Bank Park: 1 Citizens Bank Way
Cheer on the Phillies as you explore the science of sports! How does physics affect a pitch and what type of throw is scientifically the hardest to hit? Before and during the game, visit a dozen hands on activity stations throughout the concourse and outside on Citizens Bank Way.

Neighborhood Science After School Logan Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | Logan Branch Library, 1333 Wagner Avenue
Meet LIVE furry friends and learn about animal habitats, discover how hollow bones and feathers enable birds to fly, and dig in the dirt with a hands-on gardening activity.

Neighborhood Science After School South Philadelphia Branch Library
3:30-5:30 PM | South Philadelphia Branch Library, 1700 South Broad Street
Discover the chemistry in some of your favorite foods, write in secret code, and learn how to keep drinking water safe and clean by protecting water at the source.

Astronomy Night
6 – 9:30 PM | 20+ Venues throughout the region, visit for a full list
Grab a blanket and tour the cosmos. Professional and amateur astronomers will bring out their telescopes to show locals the wonders of the night sky. More than 20 venues in and around Philadelphia — from universities to community centers, wildlife refuges to cemeteries — will host star parties. The festivities start at 6:00 in many locations this year, giving families the chance to do some sun gazing.

Discovery Day: Naturepalooza!
10 AM -2 PM | Schuylkill Center: 8480 Hagys Mill Road
Celebrate all things natural at this family festival honoring Earth Day! The pavilion stage hosts live music, live animal shows, poetry, and special guests. Plus, explore nature with environmental science projects, art, games, and storytelling throughout the day. Bring a piece of nature home from the on site plant sale.

Discovery Day: Science in Clark Park
10 AM -3 PM | Clark Park: 4301 Chester Avenue
Discover science in your own back yard! Meet local scientists and students while exploring the natural wonders of one of the loveliest parks in the city. Hands-on activities illuminate the science of the outdoors – from sun gazing to creepy crawly creatures – this promises to be a great day for the entire family.

Discovery Day: Our Littlest Scientists!
10 AM-4 PM | Please Touch Museum: 4231 Avenue of the Republic
When children explore the world around them, they ask questions and test theories. Children are our best scientists, and free play allows them to learn and discover new things. Join us for a day of science, play, and discovery for our smallest scientists.

Discovery Day: Ciencia y y Mi (Science and Me)
11AM-2 PM | Esperanza College: 4261 North 5th Street
Use your senses to discover science in the world around you! Join the Esperanza community to peek into the hidden powers of everyday materials, smell and taste the science experiments we conduct in our kitchens, and get your hands messy as you discover how simple things like slime can change our lives. Science comes to life in North Philadelphia with interactive, hands-on activities and food from Esperanza College, The Franklin Institute, and Delaware State University. Note: This program will be friendly to Spanish speakers as traslation will be available.

Discovery Day: Be the Detective!
11AM -2 PM | Philadelphia Center for Arts & Technology: 2111 Eastburn Avenue
You be the detective! Use your sleuthing skills to gather evidence and discover how science can help solve crimes. Practice with simulated forensic clues and become a crime scene investigator. Dust for fingerprints, learn how DNA solves crimes, and discover how serology connects your body goo, to you!

Discovery Day: Science of the Seaport
10 AM-4 PM | Independence Seaport Museum: 211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
In William Penn’s original plan for his “greene country towne,” he intended for Philadelphians to be connected to their waterways. Explore the many ways Philadelphia has been influenced by its relationship to water and the rivers that run through the city. Examine the science behind Philadelphia’s history through immigration and genealogy, public health, the spread of diseases, as well as invasive animal and plant species. The historic AJ Meerwald schooner will provide sails throughout the day.

Discovery Day: Urban Farming
11AM -3 PM | Bartram’s Garden: 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
Growing your own plants or vegetables in the city? Learn how to test your soil, grow food locally, and even how to raise and care for farm animals. Spend the day in the garden with agricultural experts doing taste tests, gardening demonstrations, beekeeping basics and more.

Science Surprises: Vicki Cobb’s One Woman Science Show
2-4 PM | Central Library: 1901 Vine Street
Vicki Cobb’s Science Surprises is a highly entertaining, fast-paced, one-woman show that invites the audience to discover the science in their world. Members of the audience experience illusions and participate in irresistible challenges from her best- selling books. LEAP into science will be running activities after the program. This special program is part of the MARGARET S. HALLORAN FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAMMING SERIES at the Parkway Central Library.

The 3rd Annual Philadelphia Science Festival is sponsored by Dow, Drexel University, FMC Corporation, AT&T, GlaxoSmithKline, PECO, PNC, SABIC, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, University City Science Center, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Stockton & Partners, Novo Nordisk, University of the Sciences, La Salle University, Quaker Chemical Corporation, ABM, Inc., The Boeing Company, Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, PJM Interconnection, Penn Institute for Urban Research, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Geosyntec Consultants, Green Mountain Energy Company, NextFab Studio, The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, The Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Philadelphia University, Rowan University, The SI Organization, Inc., Thomas Jefferson University, and Crazy Aaron’s Puttyworld.

A complete calendar of events is available online at Tickets are currently on sale, and reservations are being accepted for free events.

7-Eleven Gives Away FREE MiO on April 23 at Participating Locations Nationwide

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On April 23, 7-Eleven is inviting guests nationwide to ambush their taste buds with a free 1.62-ounce regular size MiO Energy Black Cherry. MiO is a liquid water enhancer that comes in an array of great tasting flavors and gives you the power to punch up your water with a burst of flavor, and a jolt of energy. With up to 18 (8 fl. ounce) servings and a no-spill cap, MiO lets you add flavor on your terms and provides the ultimate portability.

7-Eleven, the world’s largest convenience store retailer, will be offering guests a free MiO on April 23 (12:00 am to 11:59 pm) at participating locations nationwide while supplies last. Guests simply need to bring the product up to the register and mention this promotion. The free offer is valid on MiO Energy Black Cherry.

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