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BJ's Wholesale Club is having a Shopper Appreciation Event with a FREE 60 day membership and a chance to win a $200 gift card

It's National Coupon Month, and  BJ’s Wholesale Club’s is holding a Shopper Appreciation Event Labor Day weekend this Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2 BJ's welcomes you to their Shopper Appreciation Event. You can sign up for a FREE 60 Day trial membership that begins on August 30, and can be activated until December 31, 1013. You will get risk free, trial membership with full member benefits, and no surcharge on your purchases. Start your holiday shopping! Head on into B'J's for a chance to win a $200 BJ’s gift card and $200 donation to a charity of your choice in honor of its 200 th club which opened this summer. You can also receive high-value BJ’s Labor Day Coupons at this event. BJ’s is the only wholesale club to accept manufacturer’s coupons in addition to their own coupons. So that means you can use a manufacture coupon and a BJ's coupon together for savings to the max! more on the coupon savings from BJ's: "When purchasing a multi-pack

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY is in theatres this Labor Day Weekend just in time for a break from back to school already!

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What are your "Back to Cool" top Picks? Bundle them for a chance to win a $250 gift card from BJ's wholesale club

If you or your kids are back in school, or getting ready to head back to school, BJ’s wants to see your “Back to Cool” top picks – for a chance to win a $250 gift card. Teachers can also enter their top picks. How to Get Bundling: Go to BJ’s Facebook page Choose what you’re preparing for: K—12, college or teaching Next click and drag six items that you want most in your bundle Click submit You can enter BJ's wholesale club contest for a chance to win a $250 gift card. They are giving one out each week for 5 weeks.          

Building sand castles by the sea on Coney Island on a Summer's day.

A few Saturdays ago we went to Coney Island for the New York Aquarium 23rd annual  Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest .   Hosted by Astella Development Corp. and the Alliance for Coney Island. It was the prefect Summer Day and we had fun cruising the boardwalk and looking at the sand sculpting contest. Alliance for Coney Island is a nonprofit organization that is working to make Coney Island a year-round recreational oceanfront destination. Businesses, community organizations and residents are working together to make a better neighborhood for it's 50,000 residents and visitors. Coney Island attracts millions of visitors each year. After Hurricane Sandy, the alliance worked to bring relief to the residents and help Coney Island recover. Through a campaign to help local residents, businesses, and community raising money and the funds supported relief and recovery. read more about Alliance for Coney Island at The sand sculpting contest took place on th

Win an Ultimate prize pack from Betty Crocker Ultimate Meals and Mixes

So, how's the dinner time prep going? The kids are back in school, and  then after school is sports, band practice. Do you have the taxi light on top your car on? Sound familiar? I can relate. Those nights of soccer practice and games kept us moving. I am the late afternoon here on the East Coast, and glad to have my dinner thoughts together. How did I do it? The ultimate way, with new Ultimate Hamburger Helper from Betty Crocker ®, that's how. I whipped up, I'm calling it that, because it was easy to prepare and cook. I made Ultimate Hamburger Helper Three Cheese Marinara. Easy to understand directions are on the back of the box, and don't forget to cut out the Box Tops For Education Label before you toss the cardboard into your recycling bin.   How to make this warm hearty meal for your family: open a box of Ultimate Hamburger Helper Three Cheese Marinara Brown 1 pound ground beef in a skillet. I used organic ground beef. In that same skillet, add and stir in: 1 cup o

Donkey Kong Country DVD is available now! Plan your family movie night with the ape from the 80's.

Disclosure: I received a Donkey Kong Country DVD gift pack from Phase 4 Films for this review. The comments and views are my own.   Labor Day is a few days away, but you still have some time to enjoy a Summer night movie with the family. Gather the family for a night or rainy day with the peace loving Donkey Kong. Yep, the 80's hit Donkey Kong video game is now available on DVD in major retailers. The DVD is only $9.99 which might just leave wallet room to buy snacks. Did you play the video game in the 80's? What fun would it be to share your childhood game with your own kids with Donkey Kong Country DVD!It is the perfect set up for a 80's party night with family and friends. It brought back memories for me. Here is a great pile of suggestions for your movie night: This is a fun box of swag I received for our ape DVD fun night. You can purchase similar fun items for your family movie night at any dollar type store or mass merchandise outlet. For the first time, the hit ca

New Poster form THE FIFTH ESTATE film. It opens in theaters this October.

shh, wait, this isn't a secret!   Here is the new poster for The Fifth Estate and read on for more about the film coming out in this October. A perfect month for movie watching and popcorn eating! Maybe even pumpkin coffee .         Based on the books:     “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World’s Most Dangerous Website” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and the Guardian book “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy” by David Leigh and Luke Harding   OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE:   Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.   The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Doms

Enter to win a $50 sock shopping spree from Zkano Socks, made in USA.

Don't these toes look comfy? Well, they are! How do I know? I've been wearing a pair of Zkano socks and they are mighty cushioney. (yeah, I know that's not really a word) The comfort is a plus, but also, the socks didn't slide down into my sneaker throughout my walk, and that's a good thing!!! Zkano socks are made in the United States of America, in Fort Payne Alabama. This area was once called "The sock capital of the world". The Emi-G knitting family business produces zkano organic cotton socks in Fort Payne At their family mill. It's a family owned and operated business since 1991. They produce in small batches to ensure the highest quality. The socks conform to your feet, maintain elasticity, and softness. I know this to be true since I put them to the test on my walks. What I like about Zkano socks: Made with certified organic cotton produces according to NOP standerds at a GOTS certified facility Maintain industry lows for waste, 2 % waste and th

Have a listen to Rabbit Rabbit Radio Volume 1 here, and enter to win the CD here.

Rabbit Rabbit's long awaited debut Rabbit Rabbit Radio Volume I is out now. The band is made up of critically acclaimed artist Carla Kihlstedt (Tin Hat Trio, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, 2 Foot Yard, The Book of Knots) and husband Matthias Bossi (Skeleton Key, The Book of Knots, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum More on Rabbit Rabbit “Writing songs is the art of putting a frame around a story.” Kihlstedt notes. “We try to be faithful to what each story needs rather than being faithful to a particular style or genre.” Bossi adds that “we draw on our love of classical music and all of its intricacy and detail. We revel in the simplicity of a backbeat with blocky chords. We nerd out to prog-rock. We swoon over melody-masters Bacharach and Bowie. And we execute it all on a carefully selected acoustic sound palate.”   Volume 1 is the product of a year’s writing. The songs were recorded at Kihlstedt and Bossi’s home studio in Cape Cod, Evans’ Brick Hill Studio and Hamilton’s Studio

Purex Back 2 School $1,000 Sweepstakes is on now!

Start Back to School with a happy note! Enter to win $1000 in Purex Back 2 School Sweepstakes. Head on over to and fill out the simple form with your name, address, email, phone number and hit enter. It's that easy to enter. From August 2 - August 30, Purex will be providing one lucky winner with a $1,000 in their Back to School Sweepstakes. Disclosure: The comments and views are my own. By sharing this information about the sweepstakes, I am entered into a prize drawing.  

Enter to win in the 122 Years of Borax Sweepstakes

Pacific Coast Borax Company in 1891,and 122 years later, Twenty Mule Team is still keeping laundry clean and fresh. From August 13 - September 17 Borax will be giving one lucky winner  $1,981 in the 122 Years of Borax Sweepstakes over at . It is easy to enter, go to , fill out the form, hit enter, and good luck!!! Disclosure: The comments and views are my own. By sharing information about the sweepstakes I am entered into a drawing.

There is an alligator in my closet.

Wordless Wednesday: My alligator (as we called them in the 70's) shirts, passing them onto my daughter. Made in USA.

Go back to school with GoPicnic and don't go hungry at school or play any day. Enter to win meals.

What's in your lunch box? Send the kids back to school this year with tasty meals from GoPicnic. GoPicnic offers individually wrapped foods in a handy cardboard box that peels back and can be opened and closed with a handy tuck in tab. Eat it as a meal or throughout the day as desired. Each box is fully loaded with wholesome food. What I like about GoPicnic ready to eat meals: no refrigeration required ready to eat meal in a handy picnic box easy to tote in lunch box, back pack, or sports bag delicious tasting foods no trans fats no HFCS no added MSG great for school, office, travel, home or away perfect for college kids and care packages from home great to send to members of the military  , and ship for free to all APO, FPO & DPO add a beverage and you have a meal with GoPicnic GoPicnic is labeled and easy to read. Not all of their meals are gluten free as shown above so be sure to read the label on each GoPicnic. closed Want to try GoPicnic for yourself? You can order from g

Summer grilling with Bertolli Olive Oil and creations form Chef Fabio Viviani

At the end of the afternoon when dinner time rolls around I'm thinking grill and patio. This time of year is enjoyable outside for dinner on the patio, and then stay outside to enjoy the last of the Summer nights until bedtime or the mosquitoes come out. On Sunday night we made Kabobs on the grill. The chicken was marinated in a chipotle style dressing and the vegetables got a marinade of Bertolli® Olive Oil and a handful of spices. The vegetables on the Kabobs were fresh out of the garden tomatoes, onions, and organic mushrooms and pineapple from the grocery store.   Bertolli® Classico Olive Oil has a mild flavor, and is perfect for grilling. You can also use Bertolli® Classcio Olive oil for roasting, and sauces. As the weather turns a bit cooler I'll be turning the oven on more and cooking  roasts for chilly nights. Bertolli® Olive Oil is improted from Italy and contains select high quality olives oils. To find out more about Berotlli® visit them at and i

Disney Planes new Print and Play fun is here!

Disney Planes is now in theaters. Bring the fun home with these FREE printables  from Disney! Be sure to visit their web site for more Planes fun!   Disney’s PLANES on Facebook: Disney’s PLANES on Twitter: website: Disney’s PLANES in theaters now!        

Children's Claritin could use your vote in helping schools in need for playspaces

Children's Claritin, the #1 pediatrician recommended non-drowsy allergy brand, is teaming up with the national nonprofit KaBOOM! to help bring innovative playspaces to schools in need. Together Children's Claritin and KaBOOM! are helping bring play to kids in need by offering 12 national schools the chance to win Imagination Playground™ equipment. visit between 8/1 - 10/31 to cast your vote for one of twelve finalist schools.   Imagination Playground™ is a collection of specially-designed oversized foam blocks that promote creativity, communication and collaboration in play. By interconnecting the components, children are able to build and rebuild their play spaces with each visit fostering creativity and critical-thinking skills. visit to learn more about how the makers of Children’s Claritin are teaming up with the national nonprot KaBOOM! to help bring innovative playspaces to schools in need.