2018 Holiday Gift Guide- This & That Giveaway edition!

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The Holidays are upon us. Whether it’s sneaking up on you, or you’re like me and were ready months ago for to to begin, the fact is, it’s here!

Wait, before you shop make sure you use eBates to save hundreds of dollars this holiday season!

Crazy store lines, special holiday pricing, Black Friday rushes, and Cyber Monday craze is all a part of the fun (OK, maybe not so much fun) but lucky for you, I’ve done some of the legwork for you.

I have been keeping my eye out on my top picks for some time now, so I am happy to finally share my Holiday Gift Guide for 2018, AND make it even more special by combining my guide with the “This and That” Holiday giveaway hop, because what is better than WINNING your gifts???

Before I get started on my hottest gift list (down wayyy below but I promise, it is PACKED full and worth the read), check out and enter my giveaway package (a $50 Value!)

You will win;

  • 2019 Just Dance for Ps4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch (Your choice!) $40 Value
  • $10 Amazon Gift Card to help you get a jump start on your shopping

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Make sure to ENTER between November 6th & November 27th to get in on all the fun!

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Giveaway Hop Hosted by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island

Enter many more This & That Giveaways via the links below! All giveaways are $50+ values!

1. The Kids Did It – Host 24. Calm The Fork Down 47. The Monarch Mommy
2. The Mommy Island – Host 25. JeanBookNerd – WW 48. Kerrific Online
3. (VIP) Still Blonde after all these years 26. It’s Free At Last 49. Bargnhtress
4. (VIP) Coupons and Freebies Mom 27. Freebies Deals & Steals – WW 50. Practical Frugality
5. (VIP) Way 2 Good Life 28. Nanny to Mommy 51. Style on Main
6. (VIP) Broken Teepee 29. Mom To Grandma 52. How Was Your Day?
7. (VIP) Beautiful Touches 30. Tizzy Says 53. Tammie’s Reviews, Giveaways and More
8. (VIP) Sunshine and RollerCoasters 31. Eclectic Evelyn 54. Java John Z’s
9. (VIP) Simply Sherryl 32. Andersons Angels 55. Parenting In Progress – US
10. (VIP) Shopping Kim 33. Says Me Says Mom – WW 56. Humble Mama Hustle
11. (VIP) The Moody Blonde 34. MyStyleSpot – US 57. Here We Go Again Ready
12. (VIP) Lindsey Blogs at SEBG  35. icefairy’s Treasure Chest 58. Angie’s Angle
13. (VIP) Beauty Info Zone – $80 Becca Palette and Luxie Brushes – US 36. Mama’s Mission 59. Mom The Magnificent
14. (VIP) Reviewz & Newz – $400 IG Charcoal BBQ Grill – US 37. Erica Ever After 60. Christy’s Cozy Corners – US
15. (VIP) Win! Win! Win! – $70 Silver Plated Sugar Skull Ring With Roses – WW 38. Woman of Many Roles 61. Sugar, Spice and Family Life
16. Zombie Parenting 39. Daisy Day Designs 62. Roadside Travels
17. Rockin’ Book Reviews 40. Hollybee Tells 63. A Modern Day Fairy Tale – US
18. Three Boys & an Old Lady 41. Silver Dagger Book Tours 64. Lisa-Queen of Random
19. Finding Sanity In Our Crazy Life 42. My Crafty Zoo – WW 65. It’s a Jersey Thing Blog – US
20. Celebrate Woman Today 43. Luv Saving Money – US 66. Batch of Books 
21. Savings in Seconds 44. Susie’s Reviews 67. Miss Molly Says
22. Stacking My Book Shelves 45. Candid Mama
23. Mommy’s Playbook 46. NaturalHairLatina

Here are my TOP PICKS for this holiday season!

Video Game Picks;

Just Dance 2019 – Available Now on Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 for $39.99… Rated E for Everyone

 

Dance to the rhythm of your own beat with Just Dance 2019! The #1 Music Video Game Franchise of All Time, with over 65 million units sold, is available now with 40 new and fun songs. Whether there’s something to celebrate or for no reason at all, Just Dance is there for every occasion! Join a community of more than 120 million players around the world and bust out your best moves!

Create a memorable holiday season with your friends and family by getting your groove on with the fun visuals and hot track list of Just Dance 2019, which includes hit songs like:

  • “Finesse (Remix)” – Bruno Mars Ft. Cardi B
  • “Havana” – Camila Cabello
  • “One Kiss” – Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa
  • Mad Love – Sean Paul, David Guetta Ft. Becky G
  • And Many More!

Keep the party going with a huge catalog of 400+ songs through Just Dance Unlimited, the dance-on-demand subscription streaming service. A one-month subscription is included with every copy of Just Dance 2019.

Hungry Shark World (Click for my review of this game in full!) Available now on Xbox One, PS4, Switch

 

The award winning Hungry Shark® series dives onto console with more than 20 sharks, four unique locations and tons of epic missions for you to sink your teeth into. Experience life as a shark in full HD with fully optimized gamepad controls from the comfort of your own home!

 

Gear Club Unlimited 2 – The most successful racing game on the Nintendo Switch is back coming out this year on Dec 4!

With the pedal to the metal, race along more than 1800 miles of races!
On the mountainside, through a nature park, in the middle of the desert or along the coast, defend your position over the course of more than 250 races, including championships, missions and challenges. Check out the teaser below!

 

Mario Party for Nintendo SwitchThis is a FAVORITE of mine and will for sure be a gift this year in my house! It’s a hefty tag at $59.99 MSRP, but well worth it in my opinion. Not only is it fun for all of the kids, it’s a blast to play for Family Night or sleepovers!

 

Released on October 5th 2018, It’s a complete refresh of the Mario Party™ series. The original 4-player Mario Party series board game mode that fans love is back, and your friends and family are invited to the party! Freely walk the board: choose where to move, which Dice Block to roll, and how to win the most Stars in skill-based minigames. Wait till you see the 2 vs 2 mode with grid-based maps, the creative uses of the console, and the series’ first online minigame mode!

 

Toys for all ages;

Thomas the Train New 2018 ToysThomas the Train is back and better than ever! Now on Nick Jr., Thomas is focused on the whole World with it’s new series and accompanying toys.

Polly Pocket – Get ready to go tiny! The Polly Pocket Tiny is Mighty tour is coming to Smith Haven Mall on 11/17 & 11/18.   If you were a fan of this compact phenomenon back in the 90s, then now is your chance to share the fun with your kids and get a look at Polly Pocket’s world in real-life human scale.

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Mattel relaunched Polly Pocket this year with a new product line accompanied by an animated series to introduce a new generation to the world of Polly.  The series follows Polly and her friends as they embrace big adventures in a shrunken size, thanks to Polly’s magic locket.   Polly Pocket continues to inspire girls to be capable, courageous and tenacious in their own lives, just like her.

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Fingerling Hugs – Playing off of last year’s crazy of the fingerling, these plush monkeys feature long arms so little ones can give them big hugs. Kids can swing, toss, tickle, or turn them upside down for different reactions, or record their voice and have the monkey repeat it back as a silly remix. These are sure to be a hit this year!

 

 

 

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Ryan’s Giant Mystery Egg –  You’ll see this is EVERY toy book out this year, this mystery egg is filled with toys inspired by the popular YouTube channel Ryan ToysReview. Kids can unbox an exclusive vehicle, ultra-rare figures, special slime and putty, a limited-edition squishy, plush, and more.

 

 

Untamed Fingerlings – Speaking above of the last year craze of Fingerlings, This year the Untamed line currently includes three different types of dinos: T. rex, velociraptor, and “bonehead” (skeletal dinos). Each can move its mouth, eyes, and head and makes more than 40 different sound effects. The Untamed will also react to touch; tap its head to get a response, or risk sticking your finger in its mouth. Will you get chomped?

 

Playmobil T-Rex Hidden Temple – Another one on our list inspired by the release of the newest Jurassic Park that came out earlier this year, join the Playmobil Explorers as they embark on a new adventure on Dino Island. The Hidden Temple with T-Rex play set is like Jurassic Park meets the Temple of Doom. Whether kids watch the 10-minute video short to get a sense of the story line, or set off traversing the temple terrain right away, this set packs a play punch.

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GO! GO! Smart Wheels Mickey’s Magical Wonderland – Hop in the car with Mickey Mouse, ride on the Ferris wheel, slide down the ramp, spin the gears, and more. Activate five SmartPoint locations to hear Mickey Mouse say fun phrases and encouraging words.

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Scrabble Board Game – Making a come-back from the popular game “Words with Friends” bringing more interested in these wooden blocks, originally invented in 1933 by Alfred Butts, there are many different sets out there ranging from travel sets to deluxe collector editions. Many other old board games are popular again this yea.

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For Babies;

The Little Book of You – A Personalized book great for any age to cherish forever! Click to check out my full review and see why you’ll want to add this book to your shopping list!

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Dr. Karp’s Sleepea – Give the gift of sleep this holiday season to new parents, new babies and families!

 

 

Created by Dr. Harvey Karp, America’s premier pediatrician, author of best-selling Happiest Baby on the Block and inventor of the Snoo, the safest and smartest baby bed! The 100% organic cotton 5-second swaddler.

Holiday Themed Clothing – Not one person will complain if you get their baby or young child an adorable outfit (the right size of course!) and especially not if you get one as adorable as these in the Zulily Christmas Shop. Shop early if using Zulily as they take a bit to ship. Try and find their “Free Shipping” weekends to get the best deal!

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For Anyone!

 

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These Bass Pro Giant Animal Pillows, which are approximately four feet long, drop from $24.99 to $14.99 each at Cabelas.com. Shipping is free on orders of $50, otherwise it adds $5. This is the best price we could find based on similar animal pillows by more than $11. Choose between turtle, dolphin, clownfish, rainbow trout, shark, bass, or crocodile. They’re packed with a polyester filling, and they’re suitable for people of all ages. Sales tax is charged in most states.

 

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These Softer Than Cashmere Scarves drop from $24 to $9.99 at Zulily.com. Shipping is free when you enter exclusive code ZUBRAD1940 during checkout, saving you at least $5.99 in fees.

Please note that it may take up to 16 days for your item to ship. With free shipping, this is the lowest price we found by $9. Choose from over 100 prints at this price. Each 100% acrylic scarf measures 12.5″ x 66″ with fringes that measure 3.5″. Sales tax is charged in most states.

 

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Women’s puffer jackets drop to $17.79 at Zulily, plus they ship for free when you enter exclusive promo code ZUBRAD1940 at checkout. That’s the lowest price we found, and most sites are charging $30-$40 for similar jackets. Choose from 29 styles in sizes S-XL. Note that these jackets typically ship in 9-12 days, and our exclusive promo code expires tonight. It is recommended at the site to order up a size up if you are wanting a looser fit. Sales tax is charged in most states.

 

Inflatable Chairs – Whether it’s this blue one form Zulily, or one from Amazon, these are great for all ages. These can be used, and then

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deflated and stored away. Great for sleepovers as well where space is limited and everyone wants a seat!

Featuring a bright look and a plush inflatable design, this comfy chair offers a cozy spot to read or play and can be set up quickly and conveniently.

  • Weight capacity: 220 lbs.
  • Inflated: 36” W x 25.5” H x 40” D
  • Water-resistant
  • Spot clean
  • Recommended for ages 6 years and up

 

Download IBotta to save money this holiday shopping season!

**Please be aware some of the items MAY include affiliate links.

 

Happy Shopping and good luck on your entries!

Also, make sure to keep your eye out for Geoffrey’s Toybox this holiday season!

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iPlay America Grand Opening of Newly Renovated Laser Tag Arena + JAGMAC VIP Giveaway!

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On this Saturday November 3rd, JAGMAC, a pop music group will be performing live in City Square here at iPlay America. JAGMAC is a musical group of siblings with a unique blend of talents including singing, dancing, playing musical instruments and sign language. Kids of all ages love this group because they are extremely interactive.

My kids absolutely ADORED them!

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With their catchy choruses, pure vocals, and dynamic routines, JAGMAC is set to take the music world by storm!  These siblings’ unique blend of talents include: singing, songwriting, dancing, choreography, rapping, playing musical instruments, sign language.  And probably most impressively, every member of JAGMAC holds a black belt in Taekwon-Do, and four members of the group are two-time world champion black belts in the Philippine martial art, Eskima.

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General Admission tickets to this show are free and there are VIP meet & greet packages available to purchase. You can download tickets through Ticketfly online at https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/jagmac/.

I am giving away FOUR VIP passes (a$200 Value!) to the show at 6pm On this Saturday November 3rd. 

The winner will get up to (4) VIP Packages – $50 each value
This ticket includes a pre-show backstage meet & greet with JAGMAC. Ticketholder will also receive a $10 iPlay America Game Card and an event poster!

ENTER TO WIN by clicking below and completing the tasks! The more you complete, the more entries you get. 

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Along with being at the show, it is the perfect weekend to be at iPlay! iPlay America is marking the grand opening of their newly renovated, multi-level, 6,500-square-foot laser tag arena. The renovated arena boasts new game modes, featured power-ups, additional bonus targets and other features that dramatically enhances game play.

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Official Press Release:

iPlay America Announces Grand Opening of Newly Renovated Laser Tag Arena

Freehold, N.J., October 31, 2018 – This weekend, iPlay America is marking the grand opening of their newly renovated multi-level, 6,500-square-foot laser tag arena. The dynamic, responsive arena is the latest update to the indoor amusement park and entertainment venue in Freehold, N.J.

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The updated arena features new game modes, featured power ups, and additional bonus targets. These features dramatically enhance the structure of game play and take it to a whole new level. The new power up feature gives players the opportunity to pick their power up mode anytime, anywhere – unlike most versions of laser tag that give a player power ups at random. This update also includes interactive LED illumination, which boasts the ability to change colors, pulse, strobe and react to game play events in real-time. Newly installed kiosks allow players to easily input their information to create a player profile, including a player name and photo. The kiosks can also send text messages when games are about to begin and deliver score cards via email and more. Each laser tag game in the new arena can host up to 35 players at a time.

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“We’re always looking to bring guests exciting upgrades and new features to our most popular attractions,” said Jessica Schwartz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for iPlay America. “The new technology and additions to our arena are sure to offer our laser tag fans a fresh and entertaining experience. We can’t wait to see the exhilarating games that ensue!”

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For more information, visit https://www.iplayamerica.com/attraction/laser-tag/.

More upcoming fun at iPlay this year;

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About iPlay America

The only place to Get Inside the Fun is the City of iPlay America. Here guests of all ages enjoy 250 + arcade games, rides and attractions, NJ’s largest Indoor High Ropes Course, Go Karts, 2-Level Laser Tag and more. Perfect for birthday parties and all sorts of celebrations for everyone in the family, on the team, in the group or company. It’s easy to book a private party suite with the help of a certified party planner. iPlay America’s Event Center is where the most popular stars perform. Warehouse 100 is one of the region’s largest expo and trade show venues. iPlay America • Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey • 732-577-8200 • iPlayAmerica.com.

The Canvas Factory Review and GIVEAWAY!

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The holidays alre coming and custom gifts are always a favorite from the creator and the receiver. There are many different custom companies out there to choose a custom gift from like canvas companies and Etsy.

So how do you choose one that is right for you?

If you’re like me, you want the best service to be sure your product comes out exactly like you envision it.  That’s one of the hard parts about ordering online is you’re dealing with a computer program in most cases instead of a human being who actually cares about how your order turns out.

That is one of the biggest upsides of The Canvas Factory and it separates them from all of the others.

I know from personal experience that they will make sure your custom item comes out no less than perfect.

Most of us take our most important photos with outlr cell phones and do not own an expensive professional camera, or even those who do, sometimes you do not have that camera on you when a special time happens and you find yourself using your cell phone anyway to capture that special moment.

I wanted to see if they could make a larger canvas out of my cell phone photo come out just as if I had taken it with a professional camera or if they’d be like the others and just let me upload a sub-par photo that would come out blurry, yell at me that it isn’t great quality and ask if I still want to continue placing my crappy photo order just so they can get the money for my order.

Well to my surprise, I uploaded a photo from Facebook, a photo of me and my siblings that I love, but the quality was not very good due to the size even though I had changed it into the recommended size in the paint program to try and force it through… it went through.

However! I was contacted within 24 hours by a real person via email stating that they are working on my order and they found it to be more blurry than I’d probably like.

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They actually attached 2 photos to the email as well to specify why they didn’t think the quality would be good and even though I still told them to put it through, they asked one last time because it was that important to them that they provide a quality product.

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They explained to me that using a photo from new cell phones was perfectly fine in most cases as the cameras on the phones were actually almost equal to the correct size they needed, however that when uploading that same photo from the cell phone to a picture saving website or to Facebook drastically reduces the size of the photo by the program which reduces the pixels and quality for printing which I did not realize since to me the photo looks the same quality when I view it in Facebook.

Wow. What amazing service, seriously!

I was able to provide a different photo for them to use via the email they sent, directly from my cell phone, in which they showed me what the quality of the end result would be and I was happy with it.

Within 4 days (standard shipping) I received the package. Here is how it shipped to me;

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I couldn’t wait to see how this turned out as I wanted to give this canvas as a gift to my mother and it was an important picture to me.

Here is the final result! What do you think?

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I LOVE how this came out.

Even the back is different then others.  Much more study and closed in.

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And you are in luck! The Canvas Factory stands by their mission statement “We want to make online photo printing easy and affordable for everyone.” and want you to see for yourself so they asked me to do a GIVEAWAY for my readers!

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The winner will be able to create their own custom canvas in the standard size of their choosing – 50x40cm (20×16 inch) amounting of $32.25 value OR 18x12inch (45x30cm) amounting of $24.50 value both will include FREE SHIPPING as well.

Take note this giveaway offer is open only for USA and Canada residents.
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But why wait?

Go and order your custom canvas from the Canvas Factory with the link of http://www.canvasfactory.com/ if you are from USA and use this link http://www.canvasfactory.com/ca if you are from Canada.

These make an EXCELLENT gift for friends, family members, and even teachers!

Let me know if you have ordered anything from them before and what your experience was!

August Daily Goodie Box

 

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If you haven’t checked out www.dailygoodiebox.com yet and like free stuff then what are you waiting for?
You can see my long history with them in my blog and how each box gets better and better. No strings attached and yes they’re really FREE.
Just take a little time to review the product in your profile at their site and that’s it. The manufacturers value their customers feedback, and having it all laid out simply on www.dailygoodiebox.com makes it a one stop source for them and for you to get cool stuff free.
They have the most amazing brand partners featuring new and healthy items for everyone!
August’s box was a fun one! Here is what it included;
Much like a redbull but without the massive sugar count, and packed with iron this little drink is a nice pick me up.
Veroni – Iron Energy

 

Although the flavor isn’t the best, it’s nice to have a healthy energy alternative
RunGum – Energy Gum

 

Ive gotten Napz a few times from my goodie boxes over the years and I have to say, they certainly help give you a relaxing night sleep by calming you.
Napz – All-Natural Sleep Solution

 

I haven’t had to use this yet, but I kind of can’t wait to! I need an excuse 🤣
BrightDay – Hangover Preventions
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This is such a cute brand.  The outstanding packaging it comes in is worth it alone, but the nail polish color is just so cute and trendy. This is good enough to give as a gift if you can part with it.
Trust Fund Beauty – Nail Polish
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These are cute little samples of Grandpa soaps. I love the witch hazel which naturally clarifies your hair folicals and scalp. It has the faintest smell, ordinarily I like a fragrant shampoo, but this was ok.
The Grandpa Soap Co – Witch Hazel Shampoo and Conditioner
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Protein bars are sort if my arch nemesis.  Ive only met one brand that I liked, and sadly this isn’t it.  I love me some peanut butter, but the consistency on this is hard to swallow.  It might just be me being picky!
WOLO WanderBar – Peanut Butter Protein Bar
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The best tea! And oh so cute!
Teapigs – Rhubarb & Ginger Tea
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First of all, yes, an entire BOX of these came in my goodie box. How exciting! Unfortunately I am not a fan of blueberries so I had to spit this out after ther first bite (a little too bitter since it’s all natural) but my husband sure loved these. He ate the entire box of the 5 left in just 2 days. These equal vHealthy and happy husbands!
That’s it – Apple + Blueberries Fruit Bar
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You can also head over to the daily goodie box Facebook to enter to win goodie boxes, prizes, and more!

Rain, Rain Go Away Hop with Medieval Times Giveaway!

Can you believe it is already April? Easter has come and gone,  and most Spring breaks have already taken place,  so I’m going to show you what we did with ours and offer you a chance to go with your family too! Hint Hint, we went back in time!

This Rain, Rain go away hop hosted by The Kids Did it and The Mommy Island.

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Enter at the bottom of the post to win by clicking the “giveaway” logo! There are over 100 giveaways you can Enter in addition to mine, so check them all out below! *Event hosts & participating bloggers are not responsible for fulfilling prize obligations from sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers.

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Photo credit medievaltimes.com Lyndhurst, NJ.

I’ve lived in New Jersey my entire life and haven’t been to Medieval Times until now.

Word on the street is there is a new Queen in town! Queen Maria Isabella is the first Queen at the location and she holds it down!

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Queen Maria Isabella welcomes you to dine with her and her royal court. Always a generous host, the Queen has commanded her royal chefs to cook her favorite meal just for you.

Medieval Times’ noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, the pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages.

Our show was the 5pm show, but we got there at 3:50 and I’m glad we did. Parking was scarce and pretty far away for a cold windy day like today,  but we weren’t in a rush which was good.

 

Table sections (unless VIP) are chosen by first come first serve. We were given table 14 in the blue knight section which was good because my little one had me give him a blue sprayed Mohawk before we left the house.  Maybe that’s why they gave us blue? Either way, it worked out😊

They give you colored paper crowns that coincide with your knight and seat color after you get your seat tickets,  and then you walk into a room full of memorabilia and a small show with the queen recognizing special occasions like birthdays in which she “knights” The person in front of a crowd.  It was really cool to see an 80 year old woman there being knighted on her 80th birthday.

Make sure to pay attention to where your entrance is based on your color.  There seemed to be alot of confusion about that when it came time to line up to enter which is 15 minutes before show start time. Hint is to check the walls by the steps,  they have the color shields that should be in the section,  but it’s best to ask so you’re in the right spot initially.

We were ready to go in blue section,  and here is a view from our seat at table 14, see how cool the lighting is?

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Once seated you immediately get served with the first coarse,  your tomato bisque soup which is awesome! They have vegetarian and vegan options,  but check out the standard menu which is on the napkins at your seat:

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Overall,  it was a great time.  Fun show,  and great family atmosphere.  The only thing is that I wished the actual show was a little longer.  They spent about 20 minutes just calling out birthday shout outs which was making my kids fidgety and anxious. But once the actual show started, they were all eyes on the stage.

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Rooting for the blue knight (he lost in this show but that’s ok)

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The best part is you can Enter to win a family 4 pack of passes to go enjoy dinner and a show!

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*Disclaimer: By entering this giveaway you agree to share your email with Medieval Times.

For an EXTRA entry,  let me know what you think of the Toyota C-HR XLE by clicking the image below and commenting on the post!

Even if you aren’t THE winner,  everyone is a winner!

With the code ‘NJBlog36,’ our readers can get tickets for $36.95 for adults and $30.95 for kids (plus tax and processing). This is about a 40% off discount on the regular general admission pricing. It is valid for shows through the end of 2018, with the exception of the late night NYE show.

Check out the other giveaways for this hop and make sure to enter them! Click below.

1. The Kids Did It – Host 35. JeanBookNerd 69. It’s Free At Last
2. The Mommy Island – Host 36. Hollybee Tells 70. Everyday Gizmos Sweeps & Views – US
3. (VIP) Still Blonde after all these years 37. Savings in Seconds 71. The Jersey Momma
4. (VIP) Coupons and Freebies Mom – $19 Amazon Gift Card – US 38. icefairy’s Treasure Chest 72. The Mama Knows – US
5. (VIP) Way 2 Good Life – $40 UGears 3D Model – US 39. Nanny to Mommy 73. Author Sabrina A. Fish – US
6. (VIP) Broken Teepee 40. Tizzy Says 74. Utterly Amazing – US
7. (VIP) Comeback Momma 41. Confessions of a Frugal Mind 75. Win! Win! Win! – WW
8. (VIP) Living Smart girl 42. Erica Ever After 76. Drop The Spotlight
9. (VIP) Shopping Kim – $25 Target Gift Card – US 43. MyStylespot – US 77. Angie’s Angle – US
10. (VIP) Aging Like A Fine Wine 44. Parenting In Progress 78. It’s A Jersey Thing – US
11. (VIP) Beauty Info Zone – $25 Sephora Gift Card or PayPal Cash – US/CAN 45. The Moody Blonde – US 79. Christy’s Cozy Corners – WW
12. (VIP) Lindsey Blogs at SEBG 46. Busy Being Jennifer 80. Stacy Tilton Reviews – US
13. (VIP) On Honeysuckle Hill – $25 Jewelry Set – US 47. Staci Mauney’s Echoes of Joy – US/CAN 81. Mommy’s Block Pary
14. (VIP) Beautiful Touches – $149 Peachskin Sheets – US 48. Stacking My BookShelves – WW 82. Agent 54
15. (VIP) The Balanced Writer 49. Mom To Grandma – WW 83. More Than A Review- US
16. (VIP) Sunshine and RollerCoasters 50. A Modern Day Fairy Tale – US 84. Andersons Angels – US
17. Zombie Parenting 51. Mommy’s Playbook 85. Style Me Fantasy
18. A LeiSure Moment 52. Says Me Says Mom – US 86. Hanna Lei
19. FROG Reviews and Ramblings – US 53. Here We Go Again Ready 87. Candid Mama
20. Celebrate Woman Today – US 54. The Homespun Chics – US 88. Reviewz & Newz – US
21. Rockin’ Book Reviews  55. Eclectic Evelyn – US 89. Practical Frugality – US
22. Sweet Southern Savings – US/CAN 56. Java John Z’s 90. This Ole Mom – US/CAN
23. The Monarch Mommy 57. Simply Sherryl – WW 91. Live Well Be Fabulous
24. Three Boys & An Old Lady – WW 58. Tammie’s Reviews, Giveaways and More 92. SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways
25. Reading Reality  59. Graceful Coffee 93. Lisa-Queen of Random – US
26. Finding Sanity In Our Crazy Life 60. This N That with Olivia – US 94. Literary Winner
27. Box Roundup 61. Silver Dagger Book Tours 95. Heck Of A Bunch
28. Mom Does Reviews 62. Luv Saving Money – US 96. My Life. One Story at a Time.- US
29. Kerrific Online 63. Rita Reviews 97. Home jobs by mom
30. My Silly Little Gang – US 64. Something 2 Offer 98. Laurali’s Blog – US
31. Batch of Books 65. Moss and Ink 99. Freebies Deals & Steals
32. Gypsy Road – US 66. Diva’s News & Reviews – US/CAN 100. Susie’s Reviews
33. Bargnhtress 67. Homeschool Insights – WW
34. Miss Molly Says – US 68. Easter Babe’s Theory – US
 (Submissions close April 24, 2018)

If you’ve experienced a medieval times show, please comment below!

We were given a 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE to take to the show which was awesome! It kept our family safe and comfy on the 1 hour ride to Medieval Times, and was there to take us “back to the future” with its stylish look,  so check it out!

20180407_190951.jpgFor an EXTRA Entry,  Remember to click on the photo above and leave a comment on the post about what you think of the vehicle!

Michael Grandinetti Magic Show at iplay America April 14, 2018

GIVEAWAY!!! See below to enter!

Saturday, April 14
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Doors: 6:00 PM – Starts: 7:00 PM

Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary magician – he is better known for being a world class illusionist. Grandinetti became famous for levitating in the air for 4 hours, 15 feet above the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He makes the ancient art of magic modern, innovative and exciting while showing audiences that nothing is impossible. This is YOUR chance to have your mind blown by his incredible talents! Check out the ticket options starting at $20.00. Hurry, they’re selling fast! Get yours before they disappear!

Link to iPlay site for event: https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/michael-grandinetti-magic/

Master of Magic Michael Grandinetti to Amaze Audiences at iPlay America

Freehold, NJ –  Michael Grandinetti possesses a true talent for connecting with LIVE audiences and on Saturday, April 14, Grandinetti will appear at iPlay America’s Event Center to dazzle the crowd with his mind-blowing mastery of magic and illusion.  Grandinetti is no ordinary magician – he became famous for levitating in the air for four hours, 15 feet above the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Grandinetti has performed on national and international television, in stadiums, arenas, casinos, theaters, for Fortune 500 companies, with symphony orchestras, at The White House and now this talented entertainer will bring his unique style, compelling creative vision and engaging personality to iPlay America for one unforgettable evening of magic and illusion. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the show will start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale NOW, go to iPlayAmerica.com/event/Michael-Grandinetti-Magic.

“iPlay America is a magical place for families to spend quality time enjoying each other and having fun,” said Jessica Schwartz, vice president of sales and marketing for iPlay America. “Our magic shows are always a huge draw because they are great events for families. Michael Grandinetti is innovative, exciting and he dazzles audiences by proving that nothing is impossible.”

More – Over the past 20 years, Michael Grandinetti has been driven to make magic contemporary and to give it a vast mainstream appeal. He has had starring roles on NBC’s “The World’s Most Dangerous Magic II”, the CW’s “Masters of Illusion” and Pop TV’s “Don’t Blink”. His magic has also been featured on FOX series “Bones”, “The Today Show”, “Access Hollywood”, ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and “Entertainment Tonight.”

I am giving away a family 4 pack of passes to the Magic Show April 14th. Enter to win now through 4/9 only!

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New York Baby Show | May 19-20 | Pier 94 *GIVEAWAY!

New York Baby Show | May 19-20 2018

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Back again! Every year for the past 3 years I’ve brought you a chance to win FREE tickets for yourself or a friend to the highly anticipated NY Baby Show hosted by JPM and Family Media (8 years and going!).

I only have 10 tickets to give away for FREE and once they’re gone,  they’re gone so get them now! Scroll to the “giveaway link” below or click the image above.

If you’ve never been and don’t know “what to expect”, well you’re in for a surprise. You do not need to be expecting you enjoy the show.  Anyone with little ones would find this show to be an exciting adventure especially if you love shopping as much as I do!

Vendors from all over the place convene to bring you the best products of the new year, most at a show discounted price.

Not sure that you want to buy stuff and lug it back on the train or uber that day? No problem! You’ll get tons of informational materials from vendors and you’ll be able to order from home after the show with the same great discounts with year materials.

Check out aerial footage I took from the 2015 show #NYBSBloggerLounge @NewYorkBabyShow:

The 2018 New York Baby Show, on May 19 & 20 at Pier 94 will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. Now in its 8th year, no other event provides a better experience for thousands of expectant and new families from New York and neighboring counties, seeking a family-friendly jamboree of top brands, great speakers and seminars, big giveaways, and lots of learning, support, bonding, and fun as you make your way into parenthood. 

We are giving away tickets for you and your family to experience the show. See below for details… etc. 

**Normal ticket price is $30 per family (for 2 adults and up to 4 children), and $20 per individual.

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Are all of the 10 tickets already gone? No worries! I have a special code for my readers for you to get 50% off tickets:

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