QUEENPINS is opening in select Cinemark Theaters nationwide 9/10/2021!

Have you heard of the new movie, Queenpins? It opens on September 10, 2021 in select Cinemark Theatres, and streaming exclusively on Paramount+ on September 30, 2021.

You catch the trailer here. It looks pretty funny. I love Kristen Bell!

Inspired by a true story, QUEENPINS is an outrageous comedy about a bored and frustrated suburban homemaker, Connie (Kristen Bell), and her best pal JoJo (Kirby Howell-Baptiste), a vlogger with dreams, who turn a hobby into a multi-million dollar counterfeit coupon caper. After firing off a letter to the conglomerate behind a box of cereal gone stale, and receiving an apology along with dozens of freebies, the duo hatch an illegal coupon club scheme that scams millions from mega-corporations and delivers deals to legions of fellow coupon clippers. On the trail to total coupon dominance, a hapless Loss Prevention Officer (Paul Walter Hauser) from the local supermarket chain joins forces with a determined U.S. Postal Inspector (Vince Vaughn) in hot pursuit of these newly-minted “Queenpins” of pink collar crime.

Additionally, the QUEENPINS team is hosting an incredible sweepstakes.  QUEENPINS is giving away $500 a day for 21 days starting September 9th through September 29th.

Visit Queenpins.Movie to enter the Golden Coupon sweepstakes. Enter daily to increase your chances to win.

  • Ways to Enter
    • Submit your entry at Queenpins.Movie 
    • Share your Queenpins ticket stub with #QueenpinsSweeps on Instagram or Twitter
    • Post a picture of your girls night out watching Queenpins and use #QueenpinsSweeps on Instagram or Twitter

Netflix presents – NIGHTBOOKS (Hooray for Halloween Season!)

I am super excited about this new movie from Netflix. It is a little spooky, so it may not be suitable for your littlest littles.

Nightbooks Releases Globally on Netflix on September 15, 2021

  • Directed by David Yarovesky
  • Screenplay by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis
  • Based on the book by J.A. White
  • Starring: Winslow Fegley, Lidya Jewett and Krysten Ritter
  • Check out the official trailer  here.

Alex (Winslow Fegley) is a creative boy with a strong passion for writing scary stories. But when he’s labeled weird and rejected for what he likes, he swears he’ll never write again. That’s when an evil witch (Krysten Ritter), captures him in her magical apartment in New York City and demands that he tell her a new tale every night if he wants to stay alive. Trapped inside with Lenore, the witch’s spiteful cat watching his every move, Alex meets Yasmin (Lidya Jewett), another young prisoner who has learned how to survive the witch’s wicked whims. With Yasmin’s help, Alex must learn to embrace what makes him unique — his love for scary stories — and rewrite his own destiny to break them free.

Space Jam opens Friday…in theaters and on HBOMax

I know my kids are excited to see Space Jam: A New Legacy on HBO Max Friday night as they chomp down on pizza with Daddy. I’m heading out of town for a girls’ weekend!

While you wait for your chance to see it, there are tons of fun activities and games that you and your kids can play. Check out this page for all sorts of fun: Download an activity pack, check out the AR lens, there is a pinball game, GIF stickers, and downloadable wallpaper!

Talk Back: Are you digging the new movies being released directly on premium channels? Are you and your fam going to watch Space Jam: A New Legacy?

 

#SPACEJAMMOVIE

@SPACEJAMMOVIE

6/18/2021 Friday Freebies and Deals

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Good morning!

This week has been heavy. A dear friend lost her son, and as a mom, it breaks my heart. I’ve been giving extra hugs and cuddles to my posse, and I encourage you to give your littles some extra love.

The freebies and deals this week are a little light. But, quality over quantity, right?

As summer is upon us, here are a few freebies to keep your kiddos occupied and fed this summer:

If you are looking for birthday freebies, fret not! I put together a list new for 2021- Check it out here.

Most of these freebies and deals are online. I am not encouraging anyone to go into stores or go out into public. Mask up, wash your paws, stay socially distanced, get vaccinated when it’s your turn!

Freebies:

Free X-Shot Blasters
Free Subscription to Entrepreneur Magazine
Free Subscription to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
Free Clipper Tea
Free Lagunitas National IPA Day House Party Kit
Free Mountain Valley Spring Water Aluminum Bottle at Sprouts
Free Unbound Petite from Conair Cordless ¾ Inch Ceramic Flat Iro
Free Murder Incorporated Pen & Sticker
Free Green Active CBD Gummies Sample
Free Rowdy Prebiotic Bar
Free Goodnites Underwear Sample
Free Sample of Free Sample of Lancome Absolue Soft Cream
Free Naturalis Life Delta-8 CBD Oil Drops
Free Sample of Downy Unstoppables at Walmart
Free AUVI-Q Back-to-School Kit
Free Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Snacks
Free Ocean’s Halo Organic Soy-Free Dressing
Free Jumbo Jack Burger at Jack in the Box
Free Sample of Vitafol Gummies Prenatal Vitamins
Free Nabisco The United Snackers of America House Party Kit
Free Subscription to Brain & Life Magazine
Free Subscription to Watch! Magazine
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday

Deals:

The Big Purple Book of Beginner Books ONLY $9.90 (Reg. $17)
Fisher-Price Classic Xylophone ONLY $6 (Reg. $14)
Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks 72-Pc ONLY $25.49 (Reg. $47)
Save 45% on Facebook Portal on Amazon
70% Off Photo Gifts + Free Same Day Pickup = HOT DEALS
Tommy Bahama 3-Pc Maritime Men’s Cologne ONLY $17.50 (Reg $50)
Bliss Hammocks Beach Tent ONLY $25 (Reg. $45)
Nabisco Cookies Variety Pack 56-Ct ONLY $10.24 Shipped
WOW Shampoo and Conditioner Set ONLY $18 (Reg $35)
Up to 90% Off Summer Rugs ONLY $49.99 + Extra 10% Off
Remington Trimmer ONLY $16.19 at JCPenney (Reg $25)
MUK LUKS Groove Artist Platform Sandal ONLY $24.99 (Reg. $60)
Boys Dress Shirts ONLY $4.99 (Reg. $40)

$1 Summer Movies are back!

Summer Movies at Regal Cinema are back! 

Kicking off on May 25, 2021, with Teen Titans Go! To the Movies and  Wonder Park, families can take advantage of Summer Movies at Regal Cinemas for $1.00.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays through September 9, 2021, you can choose between two movies (or you can go see them both, and they both play each Tuesday and Wednesday) for just $1/ticket!

Not all locations are participating all summer long, due to local Covid-19 restrictions. Check with your local Regal Cinema location to find out exact schedules.

With tons of favorite kid-friendly films, you’ll be having a blast while staying cool! My kids are most excited to see Into the Spiderverse and Detective Pikachu on the big screen again.

 

 

 

Legoland California Update! Build and Play and More!

My kids miss Legoland California like whoah. I won’t lie, I miss Grannie’s Apple Fries. I got an email from Legoland California this morning about some upcoming openings in the park and at the hotel.

LEGOLAND® California Resort’s “Build ‘N Play” Days starting March 5, 2021.  This new experience offers guests a chance to explore play structures within the Park such as Kai’s Spinners and Cole’s Rock Climb in LEGO® NINJAGO® World and DUPLO® Playtown, building activities, a scavenger hunt in Miniland U.S.A., live entertainment, character meet and greets, shopping at The Big Shop and more!

With ticket prices starting at $19.99, Build ‘N Play activities include a Miniland dance party where guests can do the LEGO limbo, design their own Minifigure on the roof of the Model Shop, rock out to live musical appearances in Fun Town, and taste crazy food concoctions such as deconstructed S’mores and colorful churros. Two building activities have been designed to stretch children’s imaginations with separate sanitized brick packs and space for children’s creations to stay on display each weekend.

And this is the part that is super exciting to me (and I know the kids will dig it too)…

LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel guests can double their splashing fun by having exclusive access to LEGO® CHIMA™ Water Park! From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on visits between March 12 and May 2, Cragger’s Swamp, Lion Temple Wave Pool, Build-a-Boat, and Wolves’ Den Grill is open exclusively to Hotel guests.

Guests at LEGOLAND Castle Hotel can see movies outdoors at night, enjoy an outdoor play structure, listen to bedtime stories and meet their favorite LEGOLAND costume characters! Reservations for LEGOLAND Castle Hotel can be made online and guests can choose from three different room themes: Knights and Dragons, Royal Princess, or Magic Wizard rooms. Breakfast take out plus lunch and dinner take out and dine-outside options are available plus an in-room treasure hunt for the kids.

I’m going to start saving our pennies and see if we can make this happen over Spring Break! We’ve been to Legoland so many times, but we’ve never been to the water park. Both kids love Legoland, especially Chima and Ninjago-themed activities and rides.

$5 Prime Video Credit + $5 Cheez-It Credit For Watching Amazon Prime Movies!

Do you love Cheez-it’s? Do you love movies? Do you have Amazon Prime? If you answered two to at least two of these questions, have I got a deal for you!

 

 

 

Cheeze-It has partnered with Amazon to launch a campaign called Cheez-It Snap’d & Stream, where you can earn a $5 Amazon Prime Video credit and a $5 Cheez-It credit every month for watching 8 hours of select streaming movies. Movie titles change monthly, and each month has a different theme- This month it is back to school!

  • Amazon Prime Members can enroll in this program monthly.
  • You can save all your credits and combine them together for later use, however, credits need to be used by 1/31/21.
  • You will be notified via email once you have earned your monthly credits.

I’m excited because my kids love Cheez-it’s, and I love movies. I’m most excited about Heathers this month. There are 15 movies to choose from, from animated to adult.

More information about the Cheez-It Snap’d & Stream program can be found here.

 

One Month of Disney+ Free with TopCashBack!

This is an AWESOME DEAL!!

It’s pretty easy to do this deal, just 6 steps!

How to get this freebie:
1. Visit the offerhere
2. Create your account with an email and password
3. Click on the “Get Offer” button and it’ll take you to Disney+.
4. Add “Disney+ Subscription” to your cart and shop as you would normally then checkout.
5. This is a Free Digital Confirmation offer.
6. Once you checkout, in about 14 days $12.99 will post in your TopCashback account.

Congrats on your freebie!
* New TopCashback members with no previous purchases or cash back through TopCashback only. Ends February 3rd at 23:59 PST!
How do you get it?

Visit Disney+ through TopCashback, purchase a Disney+ Subscription for $12.99 and then shop as normal. Within fourteen days $12.99 cashback will post in your TopCashback account.
Who qualifies for it?
This offer is available to TopCashback members with no previous purchases or cash back through TopCashback only. However as TopCashback doesn’t limit accounts to one per household, if you’re an existing member now’s the perfect time to tell your husband or wife, mom or dad, roommate, neighbor or anyone else about TopCashback and perhaps they’ll share their freebie with you.
When do you get your money back?

Within 14 days the $12.99 will turn payable in your TopCashback account and you can choose your payout method at that time.
Is there anything else important to know?
Transactions must contain at least one Disney+ Subscription from Disney+ priced at $12.99 to ensure $12.99 cashback is credited to TopCashback accounts. If a different item is purchased under $12.99, the cashback amount awarded will be 1% or less (depending on the item(s) purchased) instead of $12.99.
The deal is:
– open until 23:59 PST on Monday, February 3rd
– subject to Disney+’s Stock supplies and availability
– applicable for online sales only, for purchases made directly after clicking through TopCashback.com
Only one:
– TopCashback account is permitted per member

7 Frugal Ways to Beat The Heat!

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Ok, so it’s not *that* hot, but close…

This week has been slightly hellish. It’s hot, humid, and just so gross no one wants to move.

It’s too expensive for us to run our AC all the time (Thanks SDG&E!), and really, I don’t want to spend all day in the house, so here are my top 7 Frugal Tips to Beat the Heat in San Diego!

  1. Check out your local library. Both County Libraries and City of San Diego Libraries have awesome summer programs for kids and adults!
  2. There is still time to sign up for Kids Bowl Free All Summer! Just pay for bowling shoe rental!
  3. Visit Balboa Park for Free Tuesdays at various museums each week. Another free activity in Balboa Park is the Botanical Garden and Lily Pond. Right next door is the Spanish Art Village, which is fun to explore as well. Pack some snacks and make a day of it.
  4. Check out your local indoor mall for fun family activities. In San Diego, we’ve got a couple- Plaza Bonita, Parkway Plaza, and Westfield North County (the mall formerly known as North County Fair). Each one has monthly fun activities for kids and families- just check your local mall’s website.
  5. Have you seen the kinds of Groupons that are available lately? Uptown Jungle has 6 options! There are all kinds of fun activities from Axe throwing to waterparks, you’ll be having all sorts of frugal adventures in no time.
  6. Get in the Water! Beach, lake, river, local pool… whatever. Heck, get in a kiddie pool and splash around. Don’t forget the SPF and snacks.
  7. If you want to stay home, close up all the windows, draw the shades/curtains, turn on all your fans, set the AC to something comfy but not arctic (for us, that’s 80-82 degrees when it’s going to be over 100 outside). Once the house is chilled out, pop some popcorn and assemble some awesome snacks (We had this pumpkin/fuck it bucket because I received it in the mail to review), make a pillow fort and watch some fun movies. We did that the other day. We watched Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Zootopia.

If you are looking for a way to cool down in your pillow fort, this little dude is pretty cool (haha, temperature pun!)

Talk Back: What are your favorite ways to beat the heat?

It’s Coming… Playmobil The Movie!!!

361183id3_STX_Playmobil_27x40_1Sheet_sRGB_Live[2].jpgMy kids about lost their damn minds when I showed them this trailer earlier this evening.

Both kids LOVE Playmobil toys. And I love them too.

Ok, for those who are thinking, “Huh.. What’s a Playmobil??” They are these awesome toys from Germany and they’ve been around since the mid-1970’s.

They come in all kinds of themes, including Vikings, Pirates, Ancient Egypt, and Zoo.

I’m so excited about taking the kids to see #PlaymobilTheMovie.

In PLAYMOBIL’s® animated action-adventure, a top-secret organization has caused citizens from different lands to vanish from thin air.  The dashing and charismatic secret agent Rex Dasher (Daniel Radcliffe) must partner with smooth-talking food truck driver Del (Jim Gaffigan) and Marla (Anya Taylor-Joy) a smart, savvy civilian with her own secret agenda, to rescue them. Against unthinkable odds, the trio goes on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds as they gather clues for their rescue mission.

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Bitty loves her Playmobil Doll House and can’t wait to take one of her “Play Ladies” to the movies soon!

We’ve got tons of sets, including this awesome Pyramid, treehouse, and dollhouse (Bitty received it for her most recent birthday). Even their Blind Bags are rad!

What I love about Playmobil is that they encourage creative play, and they are perfect for any kid, ages 3+.

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This is me as a “Play Lady” per Bitty

Each set, no matter how small, has tons of details and little accessories that make every playtime an adventure.  I mean, check out this awesome Advent Calendar. I may be getting this for the big kiddo.

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Close up of one the “the dudes” cooking

The closer to the release date we get, I hope to have more details to share…

 

Talk Back: What is your kids favorite toy that “unplugs” them from TV, tablets, etc?

 

#playmobilthemovie