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Paid Focus Group Opportunity: Earn $75 to talk about the foods you serve your kids

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Need extra cash? Here’s new paid focus group opportunity from my friends at Focus Pointe Global. They are looking for Philly area moms to particpate in a focus group.

You could earn $75 to talk about the foods you serve your kids. Focus Pointe Global seeks women ages 25-54 for an upcoming paid focus group in Bala Cynwyd.

Take this quick screener to see if you’re eligible! http://bit.ly/51162CC

Disclosure / Disclaimer: This post was brought to you with the support of Focus Pointe Global.

Deal: 50¢ Ice Cream Cone or Cup at Burger King

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From May 28th through August 5th cool off with a 50 cent Ice Cream Cone or Cup at participating Burger King locations in-store.

For more info please visit bk.com

Giveaway: Family 4-Pack to SPY: The Secret World of Espionage at The Franklin Institute

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The Franklin Institute’s newest exhibition, SPY: The Secret World of Espionage opened to the public on Saturday, May 4, for a limited time. Extraordinarily rare treasures drawn from world’s leading intelligence agencies — the CIA, the FBI, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), as well as the immense private collection of intelligence historian H. Keith Melton, will be unlocked and on exhibit – many for the first time ever – in the Mandell Center at The Franklin Institute through October 6.

Drawn from the recently de-classified collection of the CIA are objects ranging from a saddle used by a CIA team member in Afghanistan, following the attacks of 9/11 to the Cockpit of the A-12 Oxcart Spy Plane from 1962, one of only nine remaining in the world. The exhibit also features highlights from the 10,000-plus personal artifact collection of H. Keith Melton, including the actual Ice Axe used to kill Leon Trotsky, one of the founders of the Russian revolution. Visitors to SPY will discover the real-life evolution of spy technology and experience life as a spy by navigating through an actual laser field, using voice altering technologies to conceal their voice and creating their very own spy disguise.

For more information on purchasing individual or discounted group tickets please call 215-448-1200 or visit www.fi.edu.

For half price weekday tickets click HERE.

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Enter to win a Family 4-Pack to SPY: The Secret World of Espionage at The Franklin Institute ($112 total value)

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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: $59.95 Annual Passes Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor & Outdoor Water Park

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Splash all year round at Sahara Sam’s Oasis! Annual Passes are available at $59.95 each when you purchase 4 units online.* LIMITED TIME OFFER! Use the promotion code 4ORMORE to receive an instant $160.00 off your purchase of 4 or more Annual Memberships. Visit: www.saharasams.com/membership

This offer will expire Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 11:59pm. Other restrictions may apply. *Note: The discount is applied at $160.00 off the total. Annual Passes are only $59.95 when you purchase 4.

Annual Passes are available individually at $99.95. If you use your pass more than twice in a year, it has paid for itself.

Free Summer Fun Craft Program at A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts

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Nothing says summer more than craft projects and lemonade stands. This year, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts is helping kids enjoy both with its annual FREE summer fun craft program.

Held every Wednesday between July 9th and August 13th 2014, the program offers free craft activities from 1 p.m. through 3 p.m. for children ages 4 – 12 years.

Summer Fun Wednesdays begin July 9th and continue through August 13th from 1p-3p. Scheduled activities include:

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To find a local store, visit www.acmoore.com.

Caregivers at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia Surprised with a Special Delivery from Kremp Florists!

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Remember a few weeks ago when I told you about the VaseOff! Mother’s Day Challenge and I asked for your vote to support Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia? Well this week, Scott Kremp from Kremp Florist arranged and delivered 150 cheerful bouquets to some pretty awesome people!

How did this all go down you ask? Here’s the set up.

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The amazing team at Shriner’s set up a table for the patients to pick out their arrangement. At the table they were provided cards so they can share a special note to their caregiver to tell them how much they appreciate them.

The Shriner’s team shared “The joy and smiles of the patients and their families at Shriners Hospital for Children when we delivered 150 beautiful arrangements was heartwarming. The immense positive power that flowers provide was at its fullest for the children and their lucky recipients. Kremp Florist was thrilled to partner with the Society of American Florists in their Mother’s Day Vase Off! Challenge for the very special event.”

Here are some great pictures from the event provided by Shriners.

Daniel and His Mom

Daniel and His Mom

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Grace writing her card

 

Florists from Kremp with Caroline

Florists from Kremp with Caroline

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Kremp with a patient

Liliana and her mom

Liliana and her mom

Juliette and her family

Juliette and her family

Gabriel and his mom

Gabriel and his mom

I’d like to personally thank everyone that voted and help bring smiles, memories and the wonderful feeling to the caregivers and patients at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. HUGE thank you to Kremp Florist for their generous donation, seriously, they know their flowers and their work is amazing! More thanks to those behind aboutflowersblog.com and thinking of me to represent Philly. Of course finally, special thanks to the team at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia for helping us put this all together.

This week, I knew what it felt like to be in some of these mother’s shoes. My son was sick and caring for him while still trying to run your household is EXHAUSTING to say the least. Not only are you hurting inside for your child, you have to find the strength to stay strong when all you want to do is just breakdown. These flowers were more than just something pretty. These flower did more than brighten the room. It brighten people’s days. For a moment their minds weren’t on where they were and why they were there. It was about smiles and showing appreciation.

Remember to think about flowers the next time you want to sent a little cheer someone’s way or when you just can’t find the right words to say. Whether it’s a happy or not so happy occasion, flowers can always send the perfect message.

Review: Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers.

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As parents we’ve all been there, we are thrilled that our babies are sleeping through the night but then there’s also that unwelcome leaky diaper in the morning. Oh the mess and more laundry! A leaky diaper is something that is an issue overnight and during long trips. If you’re like me, I’m thinking I already pay enough for expensive diapers, why should I consider overnight diapers? Not having to worry about a leaky diaper saves me time and hassle of the extra clean up.

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Now that my son is more active and sleeping longer at night. I needed a diaper that kept up with him with coverage. These diapers are not bulky and allows my child to sleep comfortably throughout the night. I’ll admit I use the expensive brand of diapers because I don’t want leaky diapers. When I tried Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers you almost don’t skip a beat. The quality is there except it’s extra absorbent.

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Wiggly Baby

With summer vacation coming up, we are planning many road trips and mini vacations. Extra time traveling can equal leaky diapers. If traveling with kids isn’t stressful enough, overnight diapers during long trips could help ease one of your worries if your little one is a big sleeper in the car.

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Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers offers both performance and value. These Overnight Baby Diapers are super absorbent with an enhanced dryness layer that will allow your little one to rest longer, something we all could use. The soft inner liner is hypoallergenic and treated with vitamin E and aloe for skin protection perfect for babies with all different skin types. Being extra absorbent with an exceptional value, this is an overnight diaper at prices that everyone can afford.

Night time protection for babies is an important consideration for parents as their little one grows. Ordinary diapers may not have enough absorbent capacity to handle multiple voids over long periods of time with older babies. When wet mornings become the norm, parents start looking for more protection to guard against overnight leaks.

Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers are super absorbent for overnight and long-trip protection. This is an overnight diaper at prices that everyone can afford!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Parent’s Choice Overnight Baby Diapers.

Review: Netflix for Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX.

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I write a weekly column in the Courier Post of South Jersey and last week’s article was about ways to cut down on your cable bill. One option I suggested was cutting back on your cable package or eliminating it all together and subscribing to an online video streaming service. The most popular of all video streaming is Netflix. When I was comparing all the different services for my own family I thought about our TV needs. Netflix was the only service that covered all our needs. We wanted a service that was kid and family friends as well as parent friendly with a big selection of movies and complete seasons of TV shows.

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My husband and I found it easy to use. We can enjoy all the programming from anywhere because we are able to stream videos on all of our devices like our phones, Smart TV and tablets. Netflix can also be accessed from your computer and gaming system. I was also surprised to see how easy it was for my 5 year old daughter to use. Netflix has Netflix Kids, a section dedicated with family favorites appropriate for children ages 2-12, that my daughter loves. There are shows and movies from Hasbro, Disney Jr. and Cartoon Network. So whether you want to watch just one show or sit down for movie time with the family. Netflix Kids makes it easy to find the right programming. Even a child can use it.

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Netflix was the only service that had the Disney shows and movies that my family loves. I don’t have to worry about commercials and enjoy uninterrupted programming. We love being able to watch Disney shows like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Disney movies are always a hit and having unlimited access to movies like Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, The Aristocats and Pocahontas.

I love that I have unlimited access to all these great shows and movies for only $7.99 a month! Compare that to your monthly cable bill!

What are you watching on TV with your family? Netflix has family favorites from Disney, Disney Jr., Hasbro, Cartoon Network and Dreamworks that are available to stream anytime, anywhere.

And streaming is easier than you think! Download the free app on your iPad, click on the Netflix app on any gaming device, go to the website on your computer – and you’re in business. Check it out here!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX.

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.

Event: Disney Stars coming to Daddy Daughter Night at Philadelphia Soul

Saturday, June 1 is Daddy Daughter Night for our friends at the Philadelphia Soul and features a performance from Disney stars Roshon Fegan and Caroline Sunshine as seen on “Shake It Up” along with IM5.

Disney stars Sierra McCormick as seen on “A.N.T. Farm” and Adrian R’Mante as seen on “Suite Life with Zack and Cody” will host the event. It’s a night your family will not want to miss! The Soul game will begin at 4:05pm and Concert immediately following – at approximately 7pm.

For more information, go to philadelphiasoul.com, call 888-789-SOUL or check out the commercial below:

As a special offer, CLICK HERE and enter the code “3OFF” in the promo code box at the top of the page to receive $3 off the price of each ticket.

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 $99.95 For more info please visit SaharaSams.com

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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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.