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Norfolk Harborfest this weekend

11 Jun

This weekend is the 34th Annual Norfolk Harborfest®,
Hampton Roads’ Largest Dock Party
34 years of festival traditions are celebrated on land as well as on the river!


Location: Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, Virginia
Date: June 11-13, 2010
Time: Friday: Noon – 11 pm
Saturday: Noon -11 pm
Sunday: Noon – 6 pm

Fireworks Spectacular! Saturday, June 12th 9:30p

Water Park

New for 2010 is the Norfolk Harborfest Water Park! The Water Park will be located in the Nauticus Forecourt and will be open on Sunday, June 13, 2010.

The Water Park will feature fun slip n’ slides, water balloon toss, super soakers, baby wading pools, sprinkers and much more.

Enjoy this great way to cool off the family.

Visit the official website for all information pertaining to this event:  HERE

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Kids Bowl Free ALL Summer!!

11 Jun

Summer vacation has already started for some lucky school goers and others will start their break within the next week or so.  My daughter goes until June 21st thanks to the snow days earlier in the year.  As a parent, I know first hand the difficulties of finding inexpensive activities to keep our children busy during the summer.  I love the free bowling and free movie programs that run throughout the summers.  Check out www.kidsbowlfree.com and register your little people (age 15 and under) for free bowling all summer long.  With this particular program, your children can enjoy 2 free games daily throughout the summer months-ending September 19, 2010!

To learn more on how the program works, click HERE!

Military Family Freebie

1 Jun

Good Morning!  I hope that you enjoyed Memorial Day!  For many it is a time to visit family and friends, cook out, shop and enjoy a day off, but for others they took= a moment to stop and recognize all of the people that gave their lives for our country.  Personally, I hold dear the memory of my late grandfather James A. Bowman who passed away in 1981.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and a wonderful man!  I love you Papa!

Since I am writing about military, I thought I would share this timely freebie.   With the summer break quickly approaching for school children across the country, military families will hopefully take advantage of this offer.

Blue Star Museums is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 700 museums in all 50 states to offer free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 31, 2010, through Labor Day, September 6, 2010.

  • If you are active duty military personnel and/or an immediate family member, all you need to do is show either a Geneva Conventions CAC Card, a DD Form 1173, or a DD Form 1173-1 at the museum admissions desk. Immediate family members under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an appropriate ID holder.

Explore as many museums as possible this summer. Find the participating museums nearest you by clicking HERE.  They have created a blog for you to share your experience.   Blue Star Museums Blog.

Virginia Museums include:

  • Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
    Williamsburg, VA
  • Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
    Virginia Beach, VA
  • Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries
    Norfolk, VA
  • Boykin’s Tavern/Isle of Wight County Museum
    Smithfield, VA
  • Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre
    Bristow, VA
  • Carlyle House Historic Park
    Alexandria, VA
  • Chesterfield County Museum
    Chesterfield, VA
  • Chrysler Museum of Art
    Norfolk, VA
  • Colonial Williamsburg
    Williamsburg, VA
  • Colonial Williamsburg
    Williamsburg, VA
  • Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
    Virginia Beach, VA
  • Deltaville Maritime Museum
    Deltaville, VA
  • DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
    Williamsburg, VA
  • Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Foundation and Museum
    Wyethville, VA
  • Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University
    Roanoke, VA
  • Ferry Plantation House Historic Museum
    Virginia Beach, VA
  • Foundation for Historic Christ Church
    Irvington, VA
  • Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia
    Staunton, VA
  • Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
    Alexandria, VA
  • Hatton Ferry
    Scottsville, VA
  • Historic Hopewell Foundation
    Hopewell, VA
  • Historic St. Luke’s Church
    Smithfield, VA
  • Historical Museum of Western Virginia
    Roanoke, VA
  • Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
    Fredericksburg, VA
  • James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
    Fredericksburg, VA
  • Lightship Portsmouth Museum
    Portsmouth, VA
  • Lynchburg Museum System
    Lynchburg, VA
  • Mary Washington House
    Fredericksburg, VA
  • McCallum More Museum and Gardens
    Chase City, VA
  • Meadow Farm Museum
    Henrico, VA
  • Morven Park
    Leesburg, VA
  • Muscarelle Museum of Art
    Williamsburg, VA
  • Museum of Culpeper History
    Culpeper, VA
  • Museum of the Confederacy
    Richmond, VA
  • Museum of the Middle Appalachians
    Saltville, VA
  • National D-Day Memorial
    Bedord, VA
  • O. Winston Link Museum
    Roanoke, VA
  • Old Coast Guard Station
    Virginia Beach, VA
  • Old Court House Civil War Museum
    Winchester, VA
  • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
    Portsmouth, VA
  • Rising Sun Tavern
    Fredericksburg, VA
  • Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
    Alexandria, VA
  • Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center
    Tangier, VA
  • Taubman Museum of Art
    Roanoke, VA
  • The Town of Wytheville Dept of Museums
    Wytheville, VA
  • Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
    Forest, VA
  • US Army Quartermaster Museum
    Fort Lee, VA
  • US Army Women’s Museum
    Fort Lee, VA
  • Virginia Discovery Museum
    Charlottesville, VA
  • Virginia Historical Society
    Richmond, VA
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
    Richmond, VA
  • Virginia Museum of Transporation
    Roanoke, VA
  • Weems-Botts Museum
    Dumfries, VA
  • William King Museum
    Abingdon, VA
  • Wilton House Museum
    Richmond, VA
  • Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
    Staunton, VA

Joy of Ice Cream

21 May

Joy of Ice Cream

Dates: 5/22/2010 – 5/22/2010

Cool Off With Ice Cream
Get a free ice cream sundae at a Walmart near you.

Saturday, May 22, 2010
11:00AM – 4:00PM

Come have a free ice cream sundae* with Breyers new and exclusive flavors, and Blue Bunny Premium Ice Cream and new All Natural Frozen Yogurt topped with Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup, Reddi-wip, and Fresh Strawberries.

*While supplies last.

Freebie Friday List

21 May

Thank you to Amy Clark of the Mother Load and Mom Advice for this list.  She does an excellent job of finding awesome Freebies for all of us to enjoy!

Health & Beauty
BareMinerals Foundation (Sephora inside JCPenney)
Crest 3D Whitestrips
Flexitol Foot Balm or Cream
Playtex Gentle Glide

Food

Taco Bell Limeade Sparkler
Kraft First Taste (free product coupons for some members)
Quiznos Kids Eat Free

Entertainment
Kenmore Stamp Collector’s Catalog
Cosmopolitan digital magazine (FreeBiz Mag)
Walmart Free MP3 Downloads

Home
Oprah DevOtee Online Research Panel
Febreze Fresh Summer Entertaining House Party
Bull’s-Eye Bold BBQ House Party
Oscar Mayer Thrill of the Grill House Party
Breyers Summer to Remember House Party
Ball Fresh Taste of Summer House Party
McDonalds McNuggets and Shrek House Party

Upcoming Freebie Events:
Please call your local store or restaurant to confirm they are participating in these freebie events

MAY
PGA Free Golf Lesson Month
50 Days of Free Disney Music
22 – Lakeshore Learning Craft make Tear-Art Tambourine 11-3pm
22 –  Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic make a catapult 10-11am

Free Photo Book (Tuesday Only!!)

18 May

PROMO CODE:  PROMO4X4

The 4×4 Pocket Pix Mini Photo Book is one of Ritz’s best selling photo books! It’s small enough to put in your purse or pocket and carry with you everywhere you go! Now showing off your pictures is only a page turn away. The 4×4 Photo Book has been such a big success, they would like to offer it to you for FREE! Tell all your friends about the FREE photo book on Ritzpix.com.  14 hours only…from 8am-10pm!

Offer Details:

  • FREE 4×4 Hard Cover Photo Book (20 pages, Black Linen Cover, $10 Value!)
  • Only pay Shipping OR Handling of $1.99
  • 14 Hours Only! Offer valid from 8:00am – 10:00pm EST
  • Limit: 2 FREE Photo Books Per Email Address
  • Order Online Only!

*Freebie Friday*

14 May

Thanks to The Motherload Freebie Friday list for all of these wonderful Freebies!

Health & Beauty
Pedometer from Nature’s Bounty
Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner
Dove Daily Moisture hair care (Sam’s Club members)
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating shampoo
Old Spice Odor Shield Body Wash (Walmart)
eb5 Anti-Aging Facial Cream
Aveda Men Shampoo (at Aveda Salons)
Playtex Sport

Food
True Lemon
TCBY Small Frozen Yogurt (Birthday)
Quiznos Kids Eat Free

Entertainment
Walmart Free MP3 Downloads

Home
My First Hug (blanket for expecting moms)
Purex 3-in-1
RecycleBank 50 pts from Nature Made
Lane Bryant Panty (in-store)
Oscar Mayer Thrill of the Grill House Party
Breyers Summer to Remember House Party
Ball Fresh Taste of Summer House Party
Hasbro Game Night House Party
McDonalds McNuggets and Shrek House Party