We love our local YMCA- They have great exercise classes, awesome free events for members and the community, open gym for the kids to run and play in the gymnastics area three times a week, an activity pool that is open in the spring and summer, and I could go on and on.
We go to the Y 4-6 times a week for exercise and so the kids can play and socialize- this is a HUGE help during school breaks because the kids club/child watch has great programs and play opportunities- and it’s included in the price of membership. And it’s so much more than the kid’s area at most chain gyms. The folks at child watch and kids club do crafts, lead games, read stories, and teach the kids how to play new games, and take them into the gym area to bounce on the huge trampoline!
Today Only, December 2nd- Cyber Monday, New members pay no joining fee if they join online using our special My Y Code CYBR19. Your friend will save up to $60! And if you are a member and your friend mentions your name at sign up, you’ll get a free month of membership! If you are going to sign up, mention my name, Abby Hewes. Any way we can save money helps our families bottom line!
For our family, YMCA is definitely frugal: for $75/month, I am able to go to the gym for 2 hours a day and the kids can go to play and have fun. Any of our other local gyms can’t touch that price, and they don’t have the other programs or benefits.
The YMCA offers scholarships and reduced monthly membership fees for military families, families that receive WIC, and many other programs- don’t forget to ask about them!
And if you are the parent of a special needs kid, let me tell you that our local Y has the most wonderful, caring staff that cares for all kids. My big kid is autistic and he loves going to Kids Club to hang out and play. He also loves the monthly Kids Night at the Y.
If you’ve got a kiddo that loves Legoland and has been asking to go, LEGOLAND® California Resort has some Black Friday and Cyber Monday fun with AWESOME deals of its own! Starting at 12 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, the family theme Park in Carlsbad, CA is offering huge deals to the Park, LEGOLAND® Hotel and LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel exclusively through its website.
Bricktastic deals include:
Gold Annual Pass: $99.99 (saving of 52% or $110 – HUGE discount and our ‘hero’ offer). Includes unlimited admission to LEGOLAND Park and SEA LIFE aquarium for one year, with limited admission to the Water Park on selected dates, FREE parking, discounts on dining, shopping and LEGOLAND Resort Hotels. Passes must be activated within 90 days of purchase
SEA LIFE Hopper: $59.99 for a 1-day SEA LIFE Park Hopper (saving of $55). Admission to LEGOLAND Park and SEA LIFE aquarium. These tickets will be valid any day (weekday or weekend) from January 1st, 2020 until February 29th, 2020
Vacations: 30% off stay at LEGOLAND Hotel or LEGOLAND Castle Hotel plus 50% off 2-Day admission to LEGOLAND California + SEA LIFE aquarium
Family vacation planners and savvy shoppers can sign up HERE to receive exclusive access to deals before they become available to the general public.
FINE PRINT: SEA LIFE Hopper tickets and LEGOLAND Vacations Hotel reservations purchased through the exclusive deals are redeemable January 1, 2020 through February 29, 2020. Each LEGOLAND California offer is limited and may sell out quickly.
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It’s time to start shopping! Crazy 8 has great deals all weekend! If you want to shop today:
Bold Black Friday Sale- Get up to 80% off site wide! Get 40% off regular priced items + 50% off markdowns + FREE SHIPPING on every order. Valid through 11/24
But, if you are busy and can’t get to the saving until Sunday, the deals keep going until 11/27! Cyber Monday Sale- Get up to 80% off site wide! 20% off topper (use code CYBERWOW) + FREE SHIPPING ON EVERY ORDER. Valid 11/25-27
Here are a few of our favorite pieces:
This dress was Margaret’s choice. She announced it was perfect for twirling. I like that it’s less than $10!
Henry chose PJ’s, because he is all about cozy pants.
And the one thing on the Crazy 8 website that I love is this super cute Neon Cat Backpack. Yes I know it’s kid sized, but it’s soooo adorable!
What I love about Crazy 8 is that clothes are stylish and well made. They hold up to the wear and tear that my kids subject them to.
Talk Back: What caught your eye on the Crazy 8 website? Do you have any kids to shop for this year?