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DIY Juggling Balls & Barnum & Bailey Philly Promo Code

What do DIY Juggling Balls have to do with Chick-fil-A and you?

Chick-fil-A has partnered with the Barnum and Bailey Circus to promote their new Legends tour and they may be stopping in your town soon. I had the chance to meet two very sweet clowns at Chick-fil-A in Lima, PA, and they certainly knew how to warm our spirits on such a bitter cold day!

The Chick-fil-A, in Lima, set the scene by decorating the entire restaurant. There was a red and white canopy, lots of colorful balloons, crafts, contests, and red clown noses for everyone! The cow, outside of the restaurant, was even dressed up with a clown wig, red nose and sunglasses.

There was so much excitement in the air!  While the kids waited for the arrival of the clowns, they kept busy by eating chicken and doing crafts, including these really cool DIY juggling balls.

If you want to make your own Juggling Balls, here's what you need:

  • Balloons
  • Plastic Baggies
  • Uncooked Rice

1) Fill up a baggie with about 1/3 cup of rice.

2) Use Scissors to cut off the ends of the balloons (as shown above.)

3) Smoosh up your baggie (filled with rice) into one balloon.

4) Then, take that balloon and squeeze it into a second balloon.

Those are the simple steps for making juggling balls at home!

Here's a video of the clowns performance at Chick-fil-A.  Keep an eye out! Maybe they'll be coming to your town soon.

If you're in the Philadelphia area, the Barnum and Bailey circus is coming to the Wells Fargo Center from Feb 12 through the 16th.  Use the promo code “BLOG” to get tickets at a discounted rate.

Click here to Pin these DIY Juggling Balls

Thank you to Chick-fil-A in Lima, PA for giving all the local moms somewhere to take their kiddos on a chilly Thursday afternoon.  My son and I loved it and are looking forward to future events!

Win Tickets to the 2013 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship! Discount Code

Calling all Rugby Fans!

The 2013 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship is coming to the Philly area in June! The tournament is taking place June 1st & 2nd at PPL Park (home of the Philadelphia Union Soccer team) right outside of the city. 

The tournament will feature 20 of the nation’s top college teams, including local schools Penn, Temple, Delaware, Penn State, St. Joseph’s, and Kutztown. Throughout the 44 matches in two days, the teams will strive for the championship title and the sought-after Pete Dawkins trophy. This tournament has a reputation for being the most prestigious college rugby tournament in the country, and it looks like a fun-filled, action packed event.

 Find your discount code here:

How I got almost $50 back from Ebates.

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A couple of weeks ago, I got an envelope in the mail from Ebates.  I quickly opened it up to see what it was, and it was a check worth nearly $50.00 in my name. I didn't have to do anything extra special to earn it. I didn't have to mail in any receipts or forms. I didn't have to spend hours looking for promo codes or coupons. I just did some of my Christmas & kids' birthday shopping online by going through the Ebates site first, and they sent me a check. 

This is why I love Ebates

Coupons and traditional mail-in rebates don't work for me. I clip some coupons, but I usually forget to use them, and I believe the whole purpose of mail-in rebates is to make money from people who reforget to mail them in.  But, Ebates is different, because once you make your purchase, you're done.  You don't have to remember to do anything else.

Ebates is a free online rebate site that connects you with about 1200 stores including Target, Kmart, Kohl's, Toys R Us, Land's End, Carter's and The Childrens Place. I've even used it to get money back on hotel stays and airfare. Every time you shop online through Ebates they give you Cash Back (a percentage of your purchase that varies depending on the store). 

I signed up a couple of years ago, and every time I get a check, I get a big smile on my face.

You can click here to sign up with Ebates.  Let me know when you get your first check!

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

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Philly Readers: Enter to win Circus Tickets Here!

Just a quick reminder that I'm giving away tickets to the Ringling Brother's Barnum and Baily Circus at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Two family four packs of tickets that are up for grabs. 

Enter here for the first set of 4 tickets (by 2/7/13) and find a promo code.

Then, head on over to the Local Fun for Kids Facebook Page for another chance to win (Enter by 2/9/13)!

Promo Code: Harlem Globe Trotters #GlobieFamily

What does quality family time mean to you? I think more and more people are starting to realize that there's a lot more to life than "things." I would much rather spend the afternoon with my family experiencing something new vs. buying a new tech gadget with the same amount of money.

If you're thinking about planning a fun, new family experience, the Harlem Globetrotter's 2013 "You Write the Rules" tour is scheduled to play 270 games in 240 cities across the United States and Canada. The Globetrotters (sweetly referred to as the "Globechoppers" by my seven year old) have been around as long as I can remember and I've heard rave reviews from friends to have been to their shows.

The Harlem Globetrotters love seeing families laugh together during our games, and would love to see your family when we come to a city near you.  If you're looking for an awesome event the whole family will enjoy, get your tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters "You Write the Rules" tour. 

Your family's smiles will start before you even get to the game because this year, your family can vote at, and decide rules for the game like two balls in play at the same time that could affect the final outcome. After the game, Globetrotters will stay on court to sign autographs and take photographs with your kids.  


The only thing better than finding an event the whole family will enjoy, is getting a great deal on it.  Save $7 per ticket* by using the promo code "TOGETHER".  Get ready to experience a show your family will remember for a lifetime!  *Discount available on select ticket levels"

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