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Deal: 2011 Taste Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine, and Spirits – Valley Forge Convention Center

Food and wine festivals allow people to diversify their palates in one day, a feat previously attainable only by cramming five frozen dinners and a variety pack of juice boxes into a blender. Savor expanding horizons with today’s Groupon to the 2011 Taste Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine, and Spirits at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia. Choose between the following options:

  • For $30, you get two one-day general-admission tickets, which include all food, wine, and spirits tastings (up to an $80 value).
  • For $50, you get four one-day general-admission tickets, which include all food, wine, and spirits tastings (up to a $160 value).

The festival will be open the following days and times:

Friday, October 21, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 22, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday,, October 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The star-studded 2011 Philadelphia Taste Festival of Food, Wine, and Spirits indulges gastronomic impulses with a culinary cornucopia of tastings, vendors, cooking demonstrations, and celebrity guests. Ted Allen, host of the Food Network’s Chopped, graces Friday’s festivities with a cooking demonstration and book-and-bottle signing to kick off foodie festivities. More than 100 exhibitors dot the streets of the Grand Market, where guests can sample eats and pours from area eateries and national brands alike. The Taste of Italy Pavilion imports authentic flavors directly from Italy, allowing guests to sip fine wine, nibble cheese, and nosh gourmet olives with flavors as strong as bathtub gin distilled by Hulk Hogan. General-admission tickets score bearers access to culinary demonstrations by accomplished chefs, including DJ-chef Marc Weiss, who dishes up palate-pleasing creations while simultaneously scratching turntables until they purr rhythmically.

This deal also includes a $5 token good toward purchases at most festival vendor booths for Friday and Sunday visitors only; the token will not be given on Saturday. Chefs on Stage tickets for Top Chef star Mike Isabella and Iron Chef Jose Garces are sold separately and may be purchased for $10 in advance; wine and beer seminar tickets are also sold separately online.

For more info or get this deal now click HERE!

If you haven’t signed up for Groupon yet make sure you do :)


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Deal: Yo Gabba Gabba Live! at Tower Theater over 50% OFF

Take young’uns to a show they can get into with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! It’s Time to Dance! at Tower Theater in Upper Darby on Friday, October 7. With tickets starting at $14! Doors open one hour before show time; choose between the 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. show. Children 2 and under receive free admission to the show.

For the 3 p.m. show, choose from the following ticket options:

  • For $14, you get one ticket for seating in the balcony section (up to a $29 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
  • For $17, you get one ticket for seating in the back half of the orchestra 2 section (up to a $35.25 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
  • For $24, you get one ticket for seating in the front half of the loge section (up to a $47.20 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).

For the 6 p.m. show, choose from the following ticket options:

  • For $14, you get one ticket for seating in the balcony section (up to a $29 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
  • For $17, you get one ticket for seating in the back half of the orchestra 2 section (up to a $35.25 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
  • For $24, you get one ticket for seating in the front half of the loge section (up to a $47.20 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).

To purchase these now or for more info click HERE

If you haven’t signed up for Groupon yet make sure you do :)

The Fine Print
Expires Oct 7, 2011
Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at box office. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Tower Theater. Discount reflects Tower Theater’s current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together.


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Deal: 90% OFF Restaurant Gift Certificates from Restaurant.com

Hurry over to Restaurant.com! They are offering 90% OFF gift cards with promo code WOW. That’s right! You can get a gift card for as low as $1! Promo code applies to entire order so stock up now!! Save at over 18,000 Restaurants Nationwide.



Free: Celebrate National Coffee Day, Here’s where to get your FREE Coffee

Coffee, Java, Beans… whatever you call it, I love my coffee and it doesn’t come as a surprise to me that there’s a National Coffee Day. This year it’s celebrated on Thursday, Sept 29. What does this mean to you? Free coffee of course!! Here’s where you can grab your free cup of joe:

Krispy Kreme
Any guest visiting Krispy Kreme stores in Collingswood NJ, Northeast Philadelphia and Center City on National Coffee Day will receive a FREE 12oz cup of House Blend coffee all day long.! No purchase necessary.

7-Eleven
Participating 7-Eleven locations will offer free medium-size cups of coffees on Thursday morning in honor of National Coffee Day. The promotion, dubbed CofFREE Day, runs Sept. 29 from 7 to 11 a.m.

Dunkin Donuts 
Dunkin Donuts offered coupons for FREE med coffee that’s only valid for today.


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. Facebook, Twitter and Google are not affiliated with this giveaway. 

Recap: Ask the Mayor Social Media Town Hall Event at NBC Philadelphia

Behind the Scenes

Last night Mayor Michael Nutter was put in the hot seat at NBC Philadelphia studios for Ask the Mayor a Social Media Town Hall Event. This live event was hosted by Tracy Davidson but it wasn’t her asking all the hard questions. Vince Lattanzio along with the social media station gathered questions from everyone through social media (Facebook, Twitter and e-mail) before the event and live on air.

NBC Philadelphia also invited other social media savvy individuals in our community to join them in the audience including @BrianPHickey @BButtonBoutique @mikeyil @TaxGirl @PHLFreedomRings and others.

Mayor Nutter was not aware of any of the questions before hand so all of his answers were not prepared ahead of time. During this hour long event he addressed issues about property taxes, bicyclists in the city, what happened to WirelessPhilly, solar panels on buildings in the city, making Philadelphia a cleaner city, growing our waterfront and education.

There’s no question that our Mayor wants Philadelphia to be a clean, eco friendly and safe place to live. However he said that the most critical issue in our city is education and I think that’s something everyone can agree with. He ended this event with saying “Pay your taxes and take care of your kids.”

Mayor Nutter speaking with Karla Trotman

After the event was done, Mayor Nutter and his team took their time to speak to everyone. I was amazed to see how many people participated in this digital driven town hall and nobody held anything back when it came to their questions.  The mayor of this city doesn’t haven’t an easy job and I know for sure could never do it. This hour went by way too fast and not every issue was brought up last night but know that reaching Mayor Nutter could be as easy as tweeting him at @Michael_Nutter or hashtag #tweetnutter. Fun Fact - I was surprised and honored to hear that Mayor Nutter already knows who I, Frugal Philly Mom, is and I didn’t have to introduce myself. So know that he does read your tweets even if he doesn’t get back to you.

Thank you to NBC Philadelphia and their team for putting this together. It’s about time they recognized the power of social media.

For NBC Philadelphia’s recap and footage of last night’s event please visit NBCPhiladelphia.com.


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I was invited by NBC Philadelphia to attend this event to be in the audience.

Giveaway: 2 Tickets to 2011 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits

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TASTE is what it is all about this fall at the 2011 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits, presented by Gourmet Shows and being held at the Valley Forge Convention Center on Friday, October 21 – Sunday, Oct 23. This year’s Festival showcases the finest in wine, spirits and gourmet foods… along with the talents of local chefs and culinary personalities.

At the 2011 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits—with more than 200 stations featuring food, wines, ales, liquors and more—from regionally renowned restaurants and brands… you’ll TASTE it all!

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit 2011 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits.

***WIN IT!!***



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. Facebook, Twitter and Google are not affiliated with this giveaway. 

Event: 2011 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits

TASTE is what it is all about this fall at the 2011 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits, presented by Gourmet Shows and being held at the Valley Forge Convention Center on Friday, October 21 – Sunday, Oct 23. This year’s Festival showcases the finest in wine, spirits and gourmet foods… along with the talents of local chefs and culinary personalities.

For 2011, Gourmet Shows is excited to welcome Ted Allen, host of Food Network’s Chopped; Bravo Top Chef All Star Mike Isabella; and Food Network Iron Chef Jose Garces. Culinary demonstrations by these and other celebrity chefs — including Frank Benowitz, Ron Duprat, Rocky Fino, Greg Gable, Michael Giletto, Darryl Harmon, Geoff Johnson, Maria Liberati, Ralph Mazzocchi, Sam Morgante, Jennifer Mueller, Amanda Nahas, Georgia & Dez Sarianides, Michael Scipione, and DJ Chef, Mark Weiss— will tantalize your taste buds and provide you with a myriad of ways to enhance your own dining experiences.

At the 2011 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits—with more than 200 stations featuring food, wines, ales, liquors and more—from regionally renowned restaurants and brands… you’ll TASTE it all!

Advance General Admission Ticket Pricing: $30*
General Admission Tickets include all food, wine and spirits tastings. For each Friday and Sunday event ticket purchased in advance, receive a $5 Gourmet Shows Token* at the door, good towards your Festival purchases from our exhibitors.
Tickets at the door: $40
Children 6 to 12: $5
Children Under 6: FREE

*Gourmet Shows Token accepted by most vendors. Redeemable in person on the day(s)—Friday or Sunday—for which ticket(s) is purchased. Purchasers of Saturday event tickets will not receive token. Cannot be exchanged for cash.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit 2011 TASTE Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine and Spirits.


Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for the purposes of this post. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.

***CLOSED***Giveaway: Family 4-Pack to Yo Gabba Gabba Live! at Tower Theater

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: It’s Time to Dance! Tour Presented by Kia Motors is coming to the Philadelphia area at Tower Theatre (69th and Ludlow – Upper Darby PA) with two shows on Friday October 7 – 3pm and 6pm. 

Tickets start at $20-$49.50. plus we have a Family 4-Pack of tickets available for $75. Click HERE to purchase. For more info please visit: http://yogabbagabbalive.com/

***WIN IT!!***




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. Facebook, Twitter and Google are not affiliated with this giveaway. 

Deal: $3 off adult admission for Terror Behind the Walls

Fall is here and today is the opening day of Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary. Terror Behind the Walls, America’s largest haunted house, celebrates its 20th year with the launch of two brand new, state-of-the-art attractions, a special Encore Night, and the return of the Eastern State After Dark VIP Tour. The event evolves every year, and the designers continue to create the most intriguing and scariest haunted house yet.

CREDIT: COURTESY EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY

Located inside the walls of Eastern State Penitentiary, a real massive abandoned prison at 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia, PA, Terror Behind the Walls attracts over 100,000 visitors from around the world and is consistently ranked among the top 10 haunted attractions in the country. In 2011, Terror Behind the Walls runs on select evenings from September 23 through November 12.

Two New Attractions for 2011:
For the first time ever, the event designers are launching two brand new attractions in a single year, creating the largest and longest show in the event’s history.

  • The Gauntlet is a new, high energy opening attraction for the show, featuring overhead catwalks and custom props above a massive outdoor maze. 
  • The second new attraction, Break Out!, is a new finale to the show and consists of an outdoor scare zone in the final courtyard before visitors leave the event.

Special Kids’ Discounts
Don’t Miss Family Nights: Select Nights, Kids ages 7-12 half price admission until 9:00 p.m. Calendar available at www.EasternState.org/schedule. On these nights, kids can say, “Monster be good,” and they will! We recommend kids ages 7–12 visit on Family Nights, but Terror Behind the Walls may be too intense for younger visitors at any time. Children under the age of seven cannot be admitted.

For more information please visit www.terrorbehindthewalls.com

Take $3 off adult admission for Terror Behind the Walls with promo code “PHILLYMOM“. It is only available through tickets purchased online and is not valid the last 3 Saturdays in October. Tickets can be purchased at www.easternstate.org/tickets



***CLOSED***Giveaway: Drink Neuro and 2 Tickets to Shecky’s Girls Night Out

Not sure if you’ve noticed but there’s a new drink in town! Neuro’s seven-flavor line crosses a variety of today’s most popular functional categories, including hydration, relaxation, calorie burning, and cognitive function. What’s inside the bottle is either non-carbonated or lightly carbonated depending on the function, each of which also has its own flavor pairing.

I was able to try out Neuro and all their different blends. It was nice to be able to go to my fridge and grab a drink blend that complemented my current mood. Here see for yourself:

  • NeuroSonic®: Mental energy, memory, concentration, focus. Brain fuel.
  • NeuroGasm®: Passion, increased blood flow. The “playful” kind of energy.
  • NeuroTrim®: Liquid willpower, curbs cravings, boosts metabolism.
  • NeuroSleep®: Bedtime drink, restful night sleep so you function at your best.
  • NeuroBliss®: Enhances mood, relieves stress and anxiety.
  • NeuroSport®: Replenishes critical electrolytes and minerals after exercise.
  • NeuroSun®: 1000 IU of Vitamin D, supports immune system and overall wellness.

Although I enjoyed all the blends one stood out to me more than the others. NeuroSun came in handy when I came down with a bad cold and I needed to get better ASAP. Packed with 1000 IU of Vitamin D in each bottle, NeuroSun provides the recommended daily amount of this essential vitamin, which protects the immune system, increases bone, heart and muscle health, naturally enhances mood and provides raw materials for the brain to function more efficiently. I highly recommend it!

Neuro can be found at Genuardi’s, 7-11, Fresh Grocer and more. Keep your eyes peeled because you can’t miss those unique bottles.

Every girl needs a Girls Night Out! At Shecky’s Girls Night Out discover unique designers, sip delectable drinks, and cap your night with some pretty pampering and glorious Goodie Bags! There will also be Neuro will on hand for everyone.

Alright ladies, I would love to give one of you an opportunity to have your fridge full of Neuro with a mix case of Neuro and 2 Tickets to Shecky’s Girls Night Out on Monday, Sept 26, 2011 from 5-10p at Crystal Tea Room at The Wanamaker Building.




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. Facebook, Twitter and Google are not affiliated with this giveaway.