Hello everyone!  Sorry I haven’t been posting very much but I have been super busy getting my presentation ready for the 15th Annual Family Cafe  (which started today)!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who attended my presentation!  As promised, here is all the information I covered in my presentation, with active links to websites (just click on the highlighted text to get to the websites).

If you are looking for something I talked about and it’s not on here, please feel free to email me by using the link under my “About Me” section on the right side of this page.




  • How to get FREE movie tickets
  • Summer movie camps:  Cinemark and Regal
  • Cheap Movie Night:  Redbox  *  Netflix  *  Hulu Plus ** NOTE: Hulu is offering 2 FREE WEEKS!
  • Free Bowling & $25 bowling pass for adults:  Kids Bowl Free
  • National Parks pass for $10:  Access Pass
  • Websites to get good deals on places to go and things to do:  Living Social  *  Groupon  *  Half Off Depot  *  Ever Save
  • Great website to check for discounts on eating out:  Eat Drink Deals
  • Free events at:  Lowes  *  Home Depot (click on the “kids” tab at the top)  *  Lakeshore Learning  *  Michaels (kids club is $2 * family craft time is free)
  • Things to do at Down Town Disney:  Free Ghiradelli chocolate samples * play with the bricks at Lego and take your picture with the Lego Dragon * Go into the Trex cafe to see the Dinosaurs, then dig up some bones in the pit * Take the boat ride across the lake * get wet at the splash pad * build some awesome Mr & Mrs Potato Heads over at Once Upon a Toy * watch the fireworks
  • Legos :  Free magazine subscription and Free lego builds on the first Tuesday of every month (see local Lego store for details)
  • Have people do fun or boring stuff for you for $5 (had a Batman video done for Ben here): Fiverr
  • Amazon Music cd’s that you have purchased in the past may be available on MP3 for you for FREE on the Amazon website. Go to Amazon.com and log in.  Click on “Your Account” on the right side of page * Click onto “Cloud Player” * once the Cloud Player page loads, there should be a pop up saying how much of the music you purchased is available to “auto rip” to your cloud player as an MP3 format
  • Sell your unused gift cards on :  Cardpool or Ebay
  • Find a Freecycle group near you over at Yahoo Groups
  • Check over at Craigslist for deals
  • Check over at Freecycle for free stuff
  • Video Games:  find them for cheap on half.com or ebay.com  *  be sure to check how much they are new on Amazon.com before buying them used * also, go to your local Gamestop store and ask for a printout of the games that they have priced at under $5


  •  Just Between Friends consignment sales are a great place to sell your gently used items and get great deals on stuff you need and also fun stuff for the kids!
  • Find great DIY information on just about anything over at: Pinterest  and Instructables
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