Saving on everyday items to reach a goal

You will find helpful hints to save on everyday items so you can make the most of your money whether it is for Disney or for any other goal.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Swag Code Extravaganza Monday 10/3

Swagbucks is again offering a great day of fun with extra codes all through the day.  There will be seven codes during the day for a possible 60 points.  As a special hint, the first code will be on Swagbucks Twitter page at 6 am PT. 

If you haven't yet had the chance to sign up with Swagbucks, now is a great time!  You can sign up with code BIGTIMEBUCKS to get an extra 70 points making your starting total 100 instead of the usual 30!  This code is good through Monday, 10/3 so sign up soon so you will be ready to capture the codes for more fun and points on Monday!

Extreme Couponing premier

Did you watch the new episode of Extreme Couponing last night?  It was a great episode and showed how not every extreme couponer has to move their kids to the basement just to store their stockpile as well as how to get great itmes to donate to your favorite charity without breaking the bank. 

What did you think of it?  To get you going on the right track, here are some links to some great couponson items that will probably be on sale somewhere in the next four weeks.

Bagel-fuls - $0.55 off on any Bagel-fuls (4ct)
BERTOLLI - $1.00 off any (1) Bertolli Premium Meal Soup
Campbell's - $1.00 off 3 can/bowl Campbell's Healthy Request
Campbell's Chunky - $0.50 off 3 can or bowl of Campbell's Chunky soup
Fleischmann's - $0.40 off 1 Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast

Gold Peak Tea - $0.75 off a Gold Peak 59 oz. carafe any flavor
HARIBO - $0.30 off 4 oz. or larger HARIBO product
Kashi - $0.75 off 1 Kashi Frozen Entrée or Pizza Product
Nature Valley - $0.75 off (2) Nature Valley Granola Bars
Pillsbury - $0.40 off TWO Totino's Rolls Snacks
Pillsbury - $1.00 off FOUR Totino's Crisp Crust Party Pizza
Raisinets - $1.00 off (2) 11 oz bags of Raisinets
Red's All Natural - $1.00 off one (1) Red's All Natural Burrito
Seattle's Best Coffee - $1.00 off any 12oz. bag of Seattle's Best Coffee
Seattle's Best Coffee - $1.50 off A 4 PACK OF SEATTLE'S BEST ICED LATTES
Select Harvest - $1.00 off 3 can or bowl of Campbell's Select Harvest
Smart Ones - $1.00 off (5) Weight Watchers Smart Ones
Truvia natural sweetener - $0.75 off one package of Truvia natural sweetener
Yoplait - $0.40 off six Yoplait Yogurts

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

My Coke Rewards Wednesday deal-Six Flags tickets!

My Coke Rewards has an awesome deal today!  For today only, you can get a Six Flags ticket for only 250 points instead of the usual 1,000 points.  This is a great deal on a day of fun!  You can order up to two of this deal.

Be sure to check out all the other great items they have while you are there or add a few points to your account to be ready for that next great offering!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Eating out doesn't have to be expensive

I love to eat out.  I don't have to do the dishes if I eat out, but it does get expensive if you pay retail all the time.  I'm not a retail kind of person though so I'm always looking for ways to get a great deal on my dining out.  Here are few examples of how you too can save while dining out. 

  • Get a gift certificate from are many restaurants on that you can get gift certificates for a fraction of the face value price.  Many times, you can get these certificates for as low as $2 each for a $25 certificate.  There is a link to on the side bar to this page. 
  • Sign up for emails from national chain restaurants-Many restaurants send out great deals via email.  Ruby Tuesday has been known to do B1G1F deals, Dairy Queen does B1G1F Blizzards, and Chili's does free deserts and appetizers as well as kids eat free days very often.  Look around at the restaurants close to you and see if you can sign up for their emails too.
  • Daily deal sites have great restaurant deals-Check Groupon, Living Social, and all the other great daily deal sites for dining deals in your area.  The local newspapers and some radio stations around are doing these deals now also.  There is a list of great daily deal sites right here on Loving Disney by clicking on the Daily Deals tab at the top of this page. 
Personally, I use all these methods to find a great dining deal, but that's not necessary if you don't have time to search through them all.  The goal is to make it affordable for you to dine out when you want to (maybe so you don't have to do the dishes either!).

Happy dining out!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Walmart .94 bin -great for coupons!

What a great surprise it was to find a huge bin in the front of our local Walmart with many great products for only .94!  Below is a list of items in the bin and a couple coupon match ups.  Many of these items don't have coupons out right now that I can find.  Even at .94 without coupons, these would still make great stock up prices.

Colgate toothpaste and toothbrushes
.50/1 Toothpaste 8/28 SS  exp. 9/17
.40/1 Kids or adults manual toothbrush 8/28 SS exp. 9/17

Irish Spring
Speed Stick

If you find coupon match ups for these, please let me know and I will update the post.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A great new addition-Jabali has arrived!

Everyone loves a baby and this one is no exception.  He was born at Walt Disney World on August 24 and now has a name.  His name is Jabali, meaning Strong as a rock.  His mom Vasha is taking great care of him under the watchful Disney eyes and his older sister Kianga loves him too.

You can see Jabali at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Please let me know if you would like to book a trip to any Disney property and I will be glad to help you.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Walgreen's Digestive Health booklet

I had to get some antacids today when I went to get Rxs and there was a booklet I hadn't seen there before. It says Answers at Walgreens Digestive Health and has coupons in the back. They are listed below. All are Walgreen's coupons.

$2 off Prevacid acid reducer 42 ct.

$2 off Zantac acid reducer 75 mg/30 ct or 150 mg/ 24 ct

$1 off Benefiber powder mix

$2 off Dulcolax laxative tablets or stool softener softgels 25 ct.

***They all expire on 7/1/12.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday fun-blog hops to follow

Just for fun, below are a few blog hops to follow.  Check them out :)

Stalk Hop Friday

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Update on Free Dining at Walt Disney World

Free dining at Walt Disney World is one of the best promotions and most economical ways for families to take their dream trip.  Book your trip of three or more nights including room and atleast two days tickets and receive free dining when you book for the following dates. 

•Oct. 1-6, 2011
•Oct. 22 - Nov. 3, 201
•Nov. 12-17, 2011
•Nov. 26 - Dec. 1, 2011
•Dec. 10-15, 2011
•Jan. 8-12, 2012
•Jan. 21- Feb. 2, 2012
•Feb. 11-16, 2012
•March 3-8, 2012
•March 24-29, 2012

Free Quick Service Dining Plan is offered at value resorts and free Disney Dining Plan for moderate, deluxe, and villa resorts.

If you would like more information or to book a magical trip, please contact me at

Some great new deals from Snapfish

Snapfish has some great deals going for the next few weeks.  If you have been wanting to make a great photo book, now is a great time to do it.  You can make an 8" x 11" or 12" x 12" book and add as many pages as you would like.  Through August 31, get 50% off by using code SAVVYBOOKS when you check out. 

Address labels are also 50% off when you use code LABEL50 at check out.  This is valid through Septmenber 13. 

All cards are also on sale for 30% off when code 30CARDS11 is used.  This would be a great time to order those cute cards for the upcoming holidays. 

Eversave $10 for you, $10 for all

Big news from Eversave today! They are giving away millions of dollars in site credits (Save Rewards) this week as part of a limited time member appreciation promotion. All existing Eversave members and anyone who signs up for Eversave will get $10 in Save Rewards to use on any local, online, or travel daily deal before midnight on 8/25. Hurry!  This credit expires on 8/26.

Plus they have a great referral program! If you tell a friend about Eversave, you could get another $10 in credits when that friend buys a deal from Eversave for the first time!  They really have something for everyone! Deals with top online merchants and deals on vacation packages nationwide, plus local deals at restaurants, spas, museums and more in 22 cities. Check out their deals and sign up for Eversave to get $10 to spend on the site before midnight on Thursday!

Here are a few options for Saves you could use your $10 on.
$47 for two custom at-home whitening kits from ($279.99 value) - free shipping included!
Offer expires: 11:59 PM - Sep 02, 2011

$55 for a massage, facial and reflexology package from WellSpa Suites ($135 value)
Offer expires: 11:59 PM - Aug 26, 2011

$37 for an introductory acupuncture session at Dragonfly Wellness Center ($85 value)
Offer expires: 11:59 PM - Aug 27, 2011

$35 for a 60-minute facial at Face 2 Face Skincare ($70 value)
Offer expires: 11:59 PM - Aug 26, 2011

$29 for a cut and keratin masque or $49 to add all-over color
Offer expires: 11:59 PM - Aug 29, 2011

$25 for admission, skate rentals and drinks for four at Skateland ($52 value)
Offer expires: 11:59 PM - Aug 26, 2011

$50 for two adult weekend passes to the World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science (up to $100 value)
Offer expires: 11:59 PM - Aug 27, 2011

$80 for a catered dinner from Ethan Anthony's Italian Catering ($190 value)
Offer expires: 11:59 PM - Aug 28, 2011

thredUP is having a 48 hour sale

thredUP, where busy moms swap boxes of children's clothes, toys, and books online, is having a great sale.  Many moms are saving money by getting gently used items for their children when they've outgrown the sizes they have and thredUP is here to help.  This sale makes it even more affordable to get these great items for your children.  The sale started at 12:01am this morning and runs through 11:59 pm August 25.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Quiznos Q-Club-get free coupons

Do you love Quizno's?  Quizno's continues it's 30th anniversary celebration with a great deal when you sign up for the Q-Club.  You get four great coupons to use on your next several purchases from Quizno's.  Sign up today and enjoy a great lunch for a reasonable price.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Have you been wanting to try Proactiv?

Proactiv has a great offer for those that have been wanting to try it out but didn't want to spend too much on the trial.  For only $19.95, you can the entire 3 step system valued at $72!  If you click on the link above, you also get a free Deep Cleansing Wash and Travel-Size Green Tea Moisturizer.  And if that wasn't a great enough deal, you even get free shipping!  Now is your chance to get a great deal on a great product.  To take advantage on this great deal, click on the link picture above.

WomanFreebies for great free samples

Woman Freebies is a great place to look when you want to find free samples, coupons, and more items that were specially picked for women by women.  They know the types of items you may be looking for and are excited to show them to you.  Check them out today.

Branded Samples for Women!

Have you joined Superpoints?

Superpoints is a great way to earn prizes and gift cards and it is "super" easy.  There are several ways to earn points and the more points you earn, the more prizes you can get.   You can play the SuperLucky Button every day and the more friends you have that join, the more plays you get on the SuperLucky Button.  You can get points from your friends getting points.  You can also do surveys and other tasks. 

Joining Superpoints is by invitation only.  Some active codes to join through are listed below if you are interested.  I hope you all win lots of excellent prizes and gift certificates.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Limited Entry Gift Cards from Swagbucks

Swagbucks knows how valuable your reward points are to you, and they've introduced a line of Limited Entry Gift Card Swagstakes that give you a low price for entries, improved odds of winning, and a way for you to get free stuff without paying a high price. If you've never entered a Swagstakes before, they're drawings where you buy an entry/multiple entries for a relatively small amount of Swag Bucks with the chance to win a larger prize.

They have a $25 Giftcard - 25 Entries per giveaway, and each entry is only 40 Swagbucks. To celebrate these new cards, Swagbucks is going to be running a special promotion all next week - every day, they're rolling out an AWESOME Limited Entry Gift Card AND giving you the opportunity to help you build a GIGANTIC Swag Code to be released on the 29th. For more details tune in to the Swagbucks blog on Monday at 10am PDT, when they'll reveal the first card!

An easy way to get organized

Do you have all your important papers scattered around?  Are you the only one that knows where they are?  Most of us are like that because we are so busy but we don't have to be.  About One is a life assistance program that you can sign up for a free account to help you keep track of all your important information. You can check out About One by clicking here.

Halloween at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is fun all the time, but how much more fun can you have at Halloween?  Alot!!  If you have never been to WDW for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, then you may want to start planning a super fun trip. 

MNSSHP is so much fun for all ages.  It may be frowned upon if you and your older children dress up for Halloween and go trick or treating, but that's not the case during the party.  It's actually encouraged!  All ages are encouraged to dress up and when you enter the park, you are handed a bag to put your trick or treat goodies in.  There are many places to get candy like right beside where the "clowns" in the above picture are standing. 

Free Face Painting during MNSSHP

There are character dance parties that are fun for all ages as well as special parades led by the Headless Horseman and including the "inhabitants" from the Haunted Mansion and a special fireworks show called Hallowishes.  This would have to be one of the most fun parades at all of WDW!  There are many characters waiting to have there picture taken with your family and all dressed in their best Halloween attire.  The event is held many nights during September and October at the Magic Kingdom.

Haunted Mansion inhabitants during the parade

If you are interested in booking a trip to take your family to experience this most fun event, please contact me at for more information. There are great deals available for that time frame so start planning for a great time!!

60% off at through 8/21 Weekly Promo Offer 125 X 125
A night out sounds great!  You've been cooking at home all week saving money but you'd really like to go out if it wasn't so expensive.  Well, it doesn't have to be.  With, you can go out to eat for a fraction of the menu prices.  Through 8/21, you can purchase a $25 gift certificate from many great restaurants for only $4 when you use the code STEAK at check out.  What a great way to surprise someone special with a special meal out without breaking the bank!

Save 60% on most Restaurant Gift Certificates. Use code STEAK at checkout now thru 8/21/11.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Great deals from Groupon

Groupon always has great deals but now they have something extra good.  It's called Now! Deals.  You enter your address or zip code and choose a category and it shows you on a map where the deals are located and what times you can use them today.  There are 20 restaurant deals in Orlando on the Now! Deals! 

Here are a few online deals for you for today:
Jacksonville-$25 for $75 worth of photo products from Picaboo
Las Vegas-$10 for $25 worth of nuts and more from Nutty Guys
Asheville-$10 for $20 value Butterfly Garden with insects and accessories

Check back often as Groupons change daily.

We Use Coupons Wednesdays

Wednesday, Hump day, half way to the weekend--what does that have to do with coupons?  Alot!!  Wednesday is a great day to plan what you will be purchasing the following week.  You can find out what coupons are in next Sunday's papers by clicking here and you can find out what will be on sale next week at your local grocery stores as well as the three major drug stores-CVS, Walgreen's, and Rite Aid.  It's always easier to shop if you have planned on what you need and you may get more of what you are looking for by shopping earlier in the sales with what you have learned on Wednesdays.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Earn cash with Ipsos i-Say

Ipsos i-Say is now looking for members in several different demographics.  As a member, you could answer surveys to earn points redeemable for cash, gift cards, and charities.  Check them out and maybe you will be just what they are looking for.

20% Bonus from Swagbucks through 8/22

Search & Win

Swagbucks is always looking for new ways for you to earn Reward Points, and this week they've got a promotion designed to help you get your free stuff faster! All this week, for any qualifying Special Offer you complete from now through Sunday, August 21st, you’ll receive a 20% bonus on what you earn That bonus will be applied no later than 4:00pm PDT on Monday, August 22nd.

Offers from the following providers qualify for the bonus:

Ad Rewards
Trialpay (Offers & Daily Deals)
Super Rewards
Peanut Labs (Surveys & Offers) and Sponsorpay

If you haven’t done Special Offers before, you can choose from a variety of different offers (free, purchase required, games, surveys, watching videos, etc.), each of which pay you a Swag Bucks reward. Get started today and earn big all week long!

Friday, August 12, 2011

American Eagle Outfitters-20% through 8/14

When you like American Eagle Outfitters on Facebook now through 8/14, you can take 20% off your purchase.  If you are clearance shopping, that could mean a really good deal!  Just like them on Facebook and click on the Facebook offer tab to get your 20% of coupon.  If you already like them, you can still get the 20% off coupon.

Eversave has a Best of BBQ Day

Yum!  Who doesn't like BBQ?  Today, Eversave helps all of us get that famous BBQ and at a great price too.  Check out some of the great deals that are available today:

$39 for $80 worth of Pat Boone All-American Meats
ATL-$7 for $15 from Rick's Smokin Pig
Balt-$10 for $20 worth from Firehouse Tavern
Chicago-$7 for $15 worth from Pitchfork
Columbus-$10 for $20 from Windy City BBQ Ribs
NYC-$8 for $16 worth from Chickys
Phoenix-$5 for $10 worth from Stacy's Smokehouse BBQ

Happy Eating--and don't forget the napkins !

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cellfire has new coupons available

If you shop at a store that uses Cellfire coupons such as Kroger and it's affiliates, then you are in luck!  New coupons were posted yesterday afternoon.  They are available from 8/9 until 8/22 and can be used through 9/5.  There is also a Cellfire app so if you have a Droid or iPhone, you might want to download that app too.  Enjoy :)

$2 custom notebooks at Vistaprint

Vistaprint has a great back to school promotion going on and today's item does not disappoint.  These great notebooks will have every student happy to take them back to school.  Check them out and take advantage on this great deal today.

Monday, August 8, 2011

CVS advisory panel heads up

If you are a participant in the advisory panel, check your email!  There is a link to a prequalification survey that could be worth $10ECBs on Sunday August 14.  I'm qualified-are you?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

To rent a stroller or carry one from home

Strollers are a very handy part of taking a trip with a child.  Most larger places-including malls- now have strollers you can rent, but are you better off to rent one or to carry your stroller from home?  We have done both and both have worked well--until this last trip!  Below are the pros and cons on both.

If you carry your own stroller, you will know that you have one that your little one is comfortable in.  It's theirs and they know all about it.  Familiarity is sometimes really good.  If your little one is really little, this can be big since they will need to lay down in the stroller at some point and this is much easier in an consumer stroller rather than a commercial-type stroller.  On the other hand, you will have to carry that huge stroller around.  It must be folded to be on buses and if you go on an attraction and leave it parked, will it be there when you get out (most likely yes-we've never had ours messed with)?  If you have a baby, packages, and a stroller, you will need atleast three adults to carry all of this on a bus-trust me!  We had a stranger help us get a stroller on and off the bus last week.  Another consideration is if you are flying, will there be a fee for the stroller and what special handling do you need to do for it?

If you use the commercial stroller, you will receive a receipt when paying the rental fee and if the stroller is missing when you come out of an attraction, you show the receipt for that day and they hand you another stroller-easy-peasy!  There's no carrying it on buses!  (Yay!)  On the other hand, you do have to carry the baby more that way or have a possibly whiney toddler to "drag" around.  The commercial strollers are easy to get in and out of-that's bad and good since the little one can get out while you are moving unless they are strapped in securely.  The commercial strollers are also not plush, but are made of hard plastic so not much comfort from home there.  The fee of renting a stroller for a day can range anywhere from $5 at the mall to $20 or more in a park. 

As you see, there are many reason to use either type of stroller, so weigh them carefully to make the best choice for your family.  With a little one, we've always carried ours from home, but as they get older, we choose to rent.  Good luck with whichever way you go. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

MIA for a really fun reason

I have been MIA for a few days and wanted to explain to my friends.  I was at Walt Disney World checking out all the great things there and trying new things to come back and tell you about.  It was so much fun!  I have so much to tell you about and don't want to tell you all at one time because it would be one massive post!  For now, I'll leave you with a few tidbits to keep you going and hopefully looking for more soon. 

The view from Animal Kingdom Lodge Savannah vew room

Birthday presents from Animal Kingdom Lodge

More later!

Home Depot

I love to check my email each moring to find out what kind of great deals are available today.  It's so much easier than having to go to each website and look the information up.  If you are a Home Depot shopper, they also have a newsletter that is very much worth signing up for.  You can get early notice of great special offers and promotions from Home Depot in your inbox instead of finding out after all the "good stuff" is all gone.  Check it out here.

Right @ Home

Are you a member of Right at Home?  If not, now might be a great time to join.  Right at Home is a great way to find recipes, time-saving tips, and get great offers.  I've been a member for quite a while now and I love all the opportunities to receive free products to try or coupons to make those products cheaper.  If you are interested in joining, click here and join me on a great site!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Walgreen's deals posted

One of my favorite ways to save money is to shop the sales at Walgreen's with coupons but if I'm not prepared by knowing what coupons I will need or how many of what item, then I won't save as much money as I could.  One way for me to be prepared is by checking out the store match-ups at We Use Coupons.  The members of WUC post all the match ups they find here on the Walgreen's forums. 

Check out the website and see all the ways you can save money.  There are many grocery stores, big box stores, and drug stores posted along with many other ways to save a bundle.  You can also find out what coupons are coming out in the weekend newspapers before they come out by going here.  Check it out!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tanga is giving away Disney gift cards!

Tanga is giving away Disney gift cards... not just any Disney gift card... $250 Disney gift cards!  If there was anything I love, it's a Disney gift card.  I get them for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day, and Christmas.  It's what I ask for and what my family is nice enough to give me since they know there's nothing I love more than Disney. 

Right now, Tanga is giving them away and it's not even a holiday!  There are two ways to enter.  First, when you enter yourself, you get an entry.  Secondly, when someone else enters using your referral link, if they are the winner, you get a Disney gift card too!  So enter yourself to get your entry, then post your referral link so others can get you more chances.  You can go here to enter the contest.  Good luck!!

Great magazine deal from Eversave

From now until Saturday, you can get some great magazine deals with Eversave.  Pay only $10 to receive a subscription to your favorite magazines like Everday with Rachel Ray, All You, Better Homes and Gardens or more through Magazine Outlet.  There are over 30 titles to choose from.  You may buy up to three of these saves for your personal use. 

To make this deal even better, if you are new to Eversave, you will get an extra $2 off your first purchase making your magazine subscription only $8!  What a great deal!  If you use this for All You magazine, you will make more than that back from the coupons in the first issue.  Check them out here now.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tips and Tricks on Thursday- Making maps

One of the most fun parts of going to Walt Disney World is the planning.  It's fun to remember the things you've done and think of all the fun you will have on the things you haven't yet experienced.  One great way to add to the anticipation and fun of planning is to order the customizable maps from Walt Disney World.  One of the best parts of it is--they are free!

The customizable maps are very nice.  You choose the attractions you want to be shown on your family's maps.  They are printed on heavy paper and resemble old  treasure maps.  You can choose items for each park as well as for the over all resort area, including your favorite resorts.

To make your very own customizable maps, go here to begin and enjoy!  In about 6 weeks, you will have an awesome package from Disney!

Great deals from Eversave

Eversave has increased their referral bonus to $15 through July 12.  All you have to do to qualify for this increased bonus is refer a friend by 7/12 and when they make a purchase in the next 30 days, you get the $15 credited to your account.  Easy money--especially with today's save!

Today's save is Woman's Day magazine which would normally be a really good save to get, but today, it's extra special!!  The normal 1 year subscription rate is $9.99 and Eversave has it for $5.  To make the deal even sweeter, if you use the promo code WOMAN, you will get an extra $2 off making a one year subscription only $3!! 

So if you combine the two deals, you refer a friend, they buy Woman's Day for $3, and you make $15!  That's a win-win for you both!

Eversave is a daily deals website with great deals in many areas as well as online deals and travel deals.  Be sure to check them out daily to get the best deals for your area.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I graduated! I earned my EARS!!!

For several weeks now, I've been quietly working away on a project that I am so excited to tell you about.  It all started with my love for all things Disney....

I've always loved planning Disney trips.  I love to plan my own trips, but I also love to plan for others.  I've thought many times about being a travel agent but always thought it was something that would cost my friends money if I was a travel agent and helped them book their travel.  I'm too cheap to cost my friends more money if I didn't want to pay extra myself! 

About a year ago, I learned the real truth.  It's not me or my friends that would pay the travel agent.  It would be the company we traveled with or to.  Well, that was all I needed to start the gears turning on what I needed to do to be a travel agent and put my love for Disney (and all other things trave) to good use. 

A month ago, I signed up as a travel agent with Magic of Mickey Travel and have now completed my College of Disney Knowledge training.  I graduated and got my ears!! 

All this to say, if you or anyone you know would like to book a trip to anywhere, including and especially Disney, please let me know.


Wild Wednesday!-Dinosaurs

One of the wildest beasts would have to be the dinosaur.  Dinosaurs can be super hard to find-but not if you go to Disney World.  They seem to be lots of places there.  Some are sweet, innocent-looking dinosaurs like this one here at Hollywood Studios.  This one even provides refreshing ice cream on hot days.

Dinosaur Gertie's

Then there's this one at Dowtown Disney.  Where this one resides, (TRex-the restaurant) you can find awesome food and refreshments.


If you step on over to Animal Kingdom, you can find an entire land devoted to dinosaurs-Dinoland USA.  Here you will find such beasts as Triceratop Spin, Cretaceous Trail, Dino-Sue (who's there waiting to have her picture made with you), Fossil Fun Games (where you can play carnival like games), Primevil Whirl, The Boneyard (where little ones can dig until their heart is content!), and DINOSAUR-the biggest, scariest beast, this side of the Asia section of Animal Kingdom.  This big beast is just waiting to jump out and scare you when you least expect it.  Check it out.... if you're brave enough!

Triceratops Spin
Dino Sue

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Have you signed up for Chili's emails?

When you join Chili's email club, not only will you get the latest happenings and offers from Chili's but you will also get a coupon for a free order of Chips & Skillet Queso.  What a tasty way to start a great meal!

Tasty Tuesday-Breakfast at a WDW park

Have you ever wanted to be in a WDW park before it opened and get that perfect picture in front of the most recognizable icons in the world?  Many think that's not possible, but it actually is possible and a very special time to be in the parks. 

Dining reservations can be made for some restaurants up to one hour before the parks open, giving you plenty of time to eat before making the mad dash to get the most elusive of the fast passes.  At Magic Kingdom, you can make reservations for Crystal Palace and Cinderella's Royal Table before the parks open.  At Disney's Hollywood Studios, you can make reservations for Hollywood & Vine before the parks open. 

At all three of the restaurants, you not only are getting into the parks early on those days and getting those awesome pictures, but you are getting a character buffet meal also.  What a way to start the day!

These buffets feature all the usual suspects, like eggs, pastries, cereals, sausage, and bacon, but most importantly, there are Mickey waffles!  I can't tell you if it's the shape of these waffles or not, but these would have to be the best waffles ever according to my taste buds.  YUM!

If you are on the Disney Dining Plan, Hollywood & Vine and Crystal Palace take one table service each and Cinderella's Royal  Table is two table service credits per person.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Don't forget to print!

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Free Disney Parks DVD

One of my favorite things to do when planning my Walt Disney World trip is to order the latest Disney Parks DVD.  We sit and watch it and see what's different from the last one we received since new ones come out each year.  These DVDs cover the parks and resorts, giving you an idea of where you want to stay and the things that would be fun for your family to do. 

To get your copy of the latest Disney Parks DVD, click here.