RIO 2 Summer Party Tour Across America!

The RIO 2 Summer Party Tour is cruising across America bringing Soccer Fever, Games, Samba Lessons, and Fun for the Whole Family.

I'm sharing this information on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment who is giving families a reason to shake a tail feather down to the tour. It is full of interactive activities for all ages including:

  •  Portable viewing stations to watch soccer games, live from Rio
  • Screenings of RIO 2
  • Samba performances and lessons
  • Customizable Carnival masks
  • Soccer challenges and much more!

You can also join in a cross country karaoke via the sing-and-dance-along photo booth.

Here's the schedule for the RIO 2 Summer Party:           




Event Times

Game Times



Tuesday, 7/1


Franklin Square

6th & Race Streets

Center City Philadelphia

12-6:30pm ET

12 & 4pm ET

Saturday, 7/5


Mall of Georgia

12-6:30pm ET

12 & 4pm ET

Tuesday, 7/8


Riverfront Park Smale Field

1-6pm CT

3pm CT

Wednesday, 7/9


Kohl Children’s Museum

1:30-6:30pm CT

3pm CT

Saturday, 7/12

St. Louis

St. Louis Galleria

1-6pm CT

3pm CT

Monday, 7/14


The Parks at Arlington

12-5pm CT


Friday, 7/18

Los Angeles

Hollywood & Highland Center

12-5pm PT



You can check out pictures from the tour, follow the GPS enabled tour bus, and find RIO 2 goodies at www.rio2summertour.com.  Follow the tour on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with #rio2summertour.  If the tour isn't stopping in your town, you can get RIO 2 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on July 15!


Dress Like a Cow Day at Chick-fil-A #CowAppreciationDay 2014

If you live near a Chick-fil-A restaurant, it's time to mark your calendar for Cow Appreciation Day! Yes, on July 11, 2014, you can get FREE food for wearing cow attire.

If you're not familiar with Cow Appreciation Day, take a look at this video to learn more:

On this special day, Chick-fil-A is giving a FREE meal to any customer who comes to the restaurant fully dressed as a cow.  If you're not quite ready to get completely decked out in cow gear, you can opt to wear "partial cow attire" for one free Entrée (like a chicken sandwich)

My sons and I have celebrated #CowAppreciationDay in the past, and we've always had a good time with it.  I'm not courageous enough to dress from head to hoof, but there are plenty of adults that stroll into the restaurant in full cow attire. 

Do you plan on celebrating Cow Appreciation Day this year?  Get the scoop on Cow Appreciation Day on the Chick-fil-A website, where you can read the F.A.Q's, check out the photo gallery and even buy cow merchandise.


What is Amazon Student? {Referral Link}

Have you heard about Amazon Student? It's a program in which college students can receive six months of FREE Two-Day Shipping on eligible purchases with Amazon.  

Think about it. Time is money, so if you can save time by getting free 2-day delivery and not have to drive around to a bunch of stores, that can be invaluable. To make it even better, try to find American made products on Amazon.  That way, you can still supports U.S. companies and make life a little easier for yourself at the same time.

In addition to the free shiping, students will also receive special discounts and promotions.

  1. Join Amazon Student FREE Two-Day Shipping for College Students
  2. Students need to be currently enrolled in a college/university and have a valid .edu e-mail address.
  3. Submit the sign-up form.
  4. Click the verification link in the e-mail they send to complete the sign-up process.

Be sure to share this with anyone you know who is currently in college.  I'm sure they'll appreciate it!



Free and Cheap Movies for Kids - Summer 2014

School is out and parents everywhere are looking for fun and cheap things to do with their kids this summer.  In previous years, I put together a list of free and cheap summer movies across America.  I've updated the list for Summer 2014, and I hope you find some movies in your area!



Bow Tie Cinemas Free Sumer Film Series - Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am - Seating starts at 9:00 am Absolutely Free Admission! 

Cinema World's Summer KidFest -  Free films, seven days a week, all summer long! Every day at 10am. Children are FREE. Adults are just $2 or FREE with a donation (see site for details).

Cinemark's Summer Movie Clubhouse - Showing 10 films for $5, if purchased in advance, or just $1 per show.

Classic Cinemas - Wednesday morning movie series are just $1.  Now through August 6th.

Flagship Cinemas - Camp Flagship offers free summer movies for kids. 

Georgia Theater Company - Checkout these $1 Movies every Tuesday and Thursday Morning.

Harkins Summer's Movie Fun - Kids can enjoy a movie a week for 10 weeks, for less than $1 per film. 

Marcus Theatres - Kids’ Dream Summer Film Series - Every Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday at 10am. June 15th through August 13th. Family friendly films for just $2!

The Majestic - Vero Beach, FL - Free films, seven days a week, all summer long! Every day at 10am. Children are FREE. Adults are just $2 or FREE with a donation (see site for details).

Marquee Cinemas - Kid's Summer Movie Series - Marquee Cinemas presents a special selection of family films brought to you each week during the summer at no charge.

Philadelphia Waterfront, Screening Under the Stars – Throughout the summer, you can watch different films outdoors on a big screen at Penn’s Landing. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a great summer treat!

Regal - Summer Movie Express - Family movies will play every Tuesday and Wednesday for just $1 admission.

Showcase Cinemas - Every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. through August 3th, just bring a book report (see site for details) with you to the select Bookworm Wednesdays movie and that’s your price of admission!

Keep in mind, all of these summer movie listings are subject to change. I always suggest contacting your local theatre to confirm details. These events tend to be very popular and are often issued on a first come - first serve basis.  

Go to the movies and have a great summer!

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