Bendy and the Ink Machine Birthday Party

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Anyone else have a child who picks the most odd themes that they want for their birthday party?

My son dropped on me that he really wants to have a Bendy and the Ink Machine birthday party in our yard this year for his birthday next month.  And guess what,  there aren’t any party supplies at all for it at retail stores.

I know that he loves it,  and he watches the videos on you tube,  so guess what? This mommy has to do what mommy has to do to make it happen! Make it!

I decided to do like I did last year when he wanted to have a Five Nights at Freddy’s themed party and the were limited decorations to choose from.  Large cardboard cut outs! Very simple and the best part,  the kids can do most of the work. It isn’t child labor if they request to do it right??!? LOL. Just kidding.  He was so excited to get to work on it.

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The first step we did was getting the images to print out in a larger then one paper format. We used a free site called blockposters.com which helps you convert the images easily to multiple pages to create a poster.

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Look how great my little boy was doing. Yes, he really did this all himself!

Then, we used anything we had around the house that can act as a sturdy back for the image. We had one piece of a gift box,  and some previously used shipping boxes that we cut to lay flat.

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Then you just glue each piece on order,  let them dry, and cut them out on the box.  We also cut eyes holes out so that the kids can use them as masks.

For the happy birthday banner,  I used my cricut explore and downloaded the banner file I liked for .99 cents.

I already had some cool vintage looking card stock on hand so it worked perfectly for this theme.

Also,  to make it more fit the theme, I printed some of the images I found online of the characters and cut them on sticker paper that you can get at any craft store.

It was a little time consuming,  but fun to put together.

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Here are some pictures of the FNAF them cutouts and party we did last year!

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2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Review

2018 Toyota C-HR XLE

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Check out the all new C-HR by Toyota. What a cool looking car right? Immediately I felt like it was a car of the future,  especially with the back door handles higher up then normal,  made it feel like a “special” vehicle that I’d feel proud to ride around town in.

My kids,  my husband,  and I went to Medieval Times  over the weekend in Lyndhurst NJ and took the 1 hour ride in style with this beauty.

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It has everything you’d expect from a 2018 vehicle,  blind spot monitoring,  large LCD touch screen with bluetooth capability,  heated seating,  and more, although navigation does not come standard which is interesting.

One thing that I found unique that may be a Toyota brand thing (this is my first time with a Toyota) is the back up camera comes up on the rear view mirror as opposed to what I am used to which is on the large LCD screen.

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See how small it is? Personally I am not a fan of this for a few reasons.  The number one reason being the picture is very small and grainy and I don’t quite get the point of it being there instead of a much larger viewing screen.  The second thing is,  as a mom,  while driving I have enough distractions with the kids fighting over things in the back seat,  It’s defintely a distraction to have to look into the rear view mirror foot the back up camera,  and in the right side is the actual mirror which you can see out of the back, yes, but you also see little heads bopping around and hands flailing about.  I guess I don’t really see the point of it IN the rear view mirror. Anyone?

I found myself not even using it and struggling to see out of the accrual mirror instead along with the turn your head to see technique which the back windows make it very hard to see out of since they’re small due to design.

I guess that’s a price to pay for external beauty.  The vehicle itself shines no matter where you go because it is so different in its design.

I thought my kids would have a hard time opening the back doors themselves but once I told them where the door handle was (I admit, I let them struggle for a bit trying to figure out where it was #badmom) they were able to open it pretty easily.

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Can you find the back door handle? LOL!

The inside front is much smaller then my husband and I are used to with me having a full size explorer, but it is roomy enough to get comfortable in after. Also,  surprisingly The back seat is much roomier than you would think.

My stepfather wanted to go for a ride in the back seat with my youngest and he raved about how comfortable he was back there even though it’s a small sized crossover.

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From the back it looks like a small hatch back, but looks can be deceiving.

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Check it all of this trunk space!

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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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March Daily Goodie Box

The March Daily Goodie Box is in!
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Have you tried daily goodie box yet? I know I’ve been talking about it for a while,  but in case you haven’t checked out my other posts,  and this is the first one you’re seeing,  I’ll let you in on the secret.  It’s a monthly box that you can WIN for free.  All you have to do ous go to http://www.dailygoodiebox.com and fill out the entry form and you will be automatically entered to win each month.  You only have to do it once but you’ll be eligible monthly you win.  And best of all? It’s  COMPLETELY FREE! Just make sure to keep your address updated so the box makes it to you.
Another way to win a box is by participating im the Facebook threads. Go to facebook.com/Dailygoodiebox and check out all of the posts. There will be some saying that random winners will be chosen from those who poat, so for an extra chance,  DO IT!
So now that you know how to win, it would be nice if I told you what was actually in the boxes right?? Down at the very bottom,  I’ll link to my previous posts as well so that you can see the other items that have been featured.
Here are the products in the March box;
These were better then I thought.  Ginger is really good for colds and coughs and has nutritional value but we seldom have it. These chews put it in a candy form,  but leave the nutrition and health benefits. Covered in confection sugar , these little individually packed chews aren’t so bad.
Prince of Peace – Ginger Chews with Mandarin Orange
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I always used to carry a tide-stick in my purse for on-the-go stain fighting super powers, but somehow I just stopped having one and I don’t remember why. . Maybe a villa super thief accidently pocketed it after asking to use it one day,  but I can’t be sure. What I can be sure of is how excited I was to find this earth friendly stain remover pen in the box this month!
Sun & Earth – Stain Remover Pen
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I was excited to try these protein packed little snacks but it wasn’t as good as I thought.  Very light on flavor.
Kay’s Naturals – Sweet BBQ Snack Mix
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I was definitely not a fan of these.  Great concept of little power caffeine capsules available at your fingertips,  but the flavor was very odd. It says that it is wintergreen flavor,  which I did taste,  but there is an off aftertaste that tastes so powerfully like an artificial sweetener which I’m not a fan of.  If they can get the flavor right,  I’d definitely carry these little bad boys on me.
GoViter – Viter Energy Mints
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Herb Guru – Herbal Tea
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Hydralyte  – Effervescent Electrolyte Tablets
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Andalou Naturals – Renewal Face Cream Pods
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Prince & Spring – Organic Coconut Oil
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Great box this month #Marchdailygoodiebox! I love trying a bunch of items that are new to market and healthier then the alternative choices.
Check out previous month boxes I’ve reviewed!

2018 Mazda 3 Vehicle Review

November 2018 was the 2017 NYC Play Fair  and I had to ride in style so #Mazda  hooked me up with this hotrod to take on the voyage across state lines. Ok, ok.. it’s only a 45 minute trip into NYC depending on traffic but I wanted that “dramatic” feel haha! And boy did they hook me up!

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I feel like I need to start by introducing you to the safety features of this fine beauty called the 2018 Mazda3.

As a mother of 2 boys, I live and breathe what is best for them and my family,  and being that we are in and out of it alot,  my car isn’t a choice I take lightly.

2018 Mazda Mazda3 Safety Features

  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Cross-Traffic Alert

In addition to all of the important features listed above, you can turn on the car length guide that shows you if you’re tailgating the car in front of you which I find extremely useful.  You know us NJ drivers need to get where we’re going quickly and sometimes don’t notice we are tailgating until our husband’s yell at us (LOL!).

The interior of the 2018 Mazda3 is breathtaking.  They hit the nail on the head with this ivory and black combination interior… I mean just look at how stunning this looks.  Would you believe the 2018 starts at just under 20K??

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This model came with a sunroof which i l love to keep the window closed but the screen open. Makes November seem like Spring time letting the sun in… when there is sun…

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The heated seats, both driver and passenger are a huge bonus and to top it off, a heated steering wheel! ALWAYS GO WITH THE HEATED STEERING WHEEL! You can thank me later.

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The interface leaves a little to be desired in my opinion as they artyl haven’t gotten it right.  It’s 2018 and there isn’t a standard navigation package in this model which I found a bit odd with how luxurious everything else was.

Alao,  getting used to the center console controls takes a little but,  but once you get used to it,  it’s fine.

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Now onto the exterior. What more can I say,  such a stylish,  family friendly vehicle that works it in all the right places.

Check out this beauty in pearl white with aluminum alloy rims, halogen lights and sleek windows. Did I mention the grill is A-Maz-ingly intimidating yet beautiful? Zoom-Zoom!

See for yourself what the fus is about…

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The trunk folds down into the 2nd row for sects space if needed,  but even without doing that I wad amazed at how easily I fit my weekly HUGE grocery trip into it no problem.

Do you own a Mazda? Let me know what you think down below!

2017 NYC Play Fair Ticket Giveaway!

The NYC Play Fair is only weeks away and I am giving you the chance to be in the building!

At Play Fair attendees can feel, touch, and take home their favorite toys and games — and be the first to glimpse the toys of tomorrow from more than 70 exhibitors including Cartoon Network, Hasbro, Just Play, K’NEX, LEGO, Midtown Comics, ALEX Brands, Moose Toys, Spin Master, Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue, The New York Doll Company, Toys “R” Us, VTech, Kvellix, Inc. (NUTSO) and WowWee. See firsthand which toys, games, and entertainment will be the biggest hits this season, just in time for Black Friday. More information and scheduling of events can be found at http://www.playfairny.com/special-features.

WHEN: Play Fair 2017

Saturday, November 4th – Sunday, November 5th  

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

WHERE: Jacob K. Javits Center, Halls 1A and 1B

655 West 34th Street

You can purchase tickets at http://www.playfairny.com/ and save $5 per ticket with discount code TRU5 or scroll down below to enter to WIN 2 passes now through 10/31!

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Larger-than-life play experiences, stage activities, and consumer challenges. Highlights include: a Minecraft VR station, a NERF Arena, an augmented reality Ben 10 experience, Builder demos with Magformers, live product unboxings, and a Shopkins fashion show!

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ attempt by 12-year-old slime glue entrepreneur Madison Greenspan of Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue. Join Madison as she and her team attempt to make over 6 tons of slime!

Exciting photo opportunities with talent and costume characters from PAW Patrol®, Rusty Rivets, Toys “R” Us’ Geoffrey, Ben 10, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Peppa Pig, SpongeBob SquarePants, Leapfrog’s Scout & Violet, Shopkins, and more!

Halloween Costume Parade, presented by Rubies Costume Company

Top 2017 holiday toys from drones and blasters to the best in kids’ crafts, collectibles, coding and more!

Interactive exhibits fostering team-work, discovery, and play.

Museum quality displays offering glimpses of vintage toys, rare variants, and mock-ups of upcoming toys to learn about the past, present, and future of some of America’s favorite toys and games.

Toy unboxings unveiling some of the biggest toys of the holidays.

Celebrity guests including Mindy Thomas, co-host of NPR’s “Wow in the World”, WWE ® Superstar Big Show and WWE ® Superstar Daniel Bryan, the New York Knicks, the New York Rangers, Mommy Tubers, Toy Bloggers, Toy Designers, and more!

Show exclusives and limited edition toys you won’t find anywhere else.

And a Race Around NYC – Take your Play Fair badge to dozens of shops, museums, restaurants, and landmarks to get discounts, goodies, and freebies all weekend long.

I know me and my kids are super excited to check out the entire line up and enjoy all of the fun!

Enter below to win TWO passes for the Play Fair for either Nov. 4 or 5!

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Disney Movie Club Review – Is it a scam?

Disney Movie Club Review – Is it a scam?

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To join or not to join? That is the question!

You wouldn’t know this, but I actually wrote this blog backwards. That’s right, I started at the end, and ended up here. Well, actually, I wrote this in the middle… OK, too confusing. The point is, the stuff at the bottom is REALLY important and a huge part of this review, which is why I technically started with it to make sure I included it, so make sure to read it!

I’m sure you’ve seen the banner ads for Disney Movie Club, or saw the sponsored link on Facebook or somewhere similar, and then thought to yourself that it’s too good to be true. It has to be…. but is it though?

From reading the comments of angry mothers or grandparents on the sponsored post or consumer affairs complaints, you’d think that it was a big rip-off or that Disney is doing something that they shouldn’t. I am here to speak from experience as an actual mother who has purchased these and joined the club for the third time to build my kids a nice collection.

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So why did I do it 3 times? And why do I think it is a GOOD deal? Here’s why;

The introductory offer – typically if you go through a referral of a member, you can get 5 Disney DVDs OR Blu-Ray DVD’s for just $1 with FREE SHIPPING. Literally just $1, that’s all. Ynou get to pick from popular Disney titles like Mulan, Brave, Finding Nemo, Planes, and even Frozen. The catch is, to get 5 titles for $1, you need to join with a credit card. This is so they can charge you every 4 weeks for a new title IF you do not decline on time (which I’ll be honest, I’ve forgotten a few times and been charged $40 and angry about it). But I’ll get to that shortly.

Continuing on, that’s $1, for 5 titles. Ichose Blu-Ray because I feel like in the end, they’re worth more. Then, they give you the option to add another for just $11.95, that will count toward your commitment status, making it only 3 movies to buy in the next 2 years, instead of 4, AND you get FREE shipping since it’s your initial order. Finally, during this initial order, they give you an option to buy a 2nd BONUS title for just $8.95, again, FREE shipping, but it will not count towards your commitment status.

Adding this initial order up, that’s 7 Blu-Ray DVD’s for a grand total of $21.90 (I can’t remember if that includes tax or not, but lets just say it does for the sake of this post – you’ll get the idea) and you’ll have 7 brand new Disney movies shipped to you within 4 weeks to start or add to your collection.

Now, you still owe the commitment of 3 additional movies. If you initially selected Blu-Ray, they’ll be at a premium price of $29.95, and if you selected DVD format, they’ll be about $19.95 each. Plus shipping which adds an additional $3.95 (for the first title, $1.95 for any additional in your order).  So it will be about $33 per Blu-ray to fulfill your commitment. That seems like a lot for a DVD right? Especially since you can get some of them at Wal-Mart for just $15. Well, not really. If you actually research the titles, the Blu-Ray is about $19.95+ at Wal-Mart, and $26+ at Target for the same movie. Still, it’s more then you’d pay at a big box retailer. Until you actually add it all up, PLUS the perks/benefits.

3 movies at about $33 each is $99- for THREE, yes THREE DVDs. That is blaspheme! No, it actually isn’t. You got a GREAT deal if you really wanted a collection for your kids or yourself. $99 + $21.90= $120.90 for 10 Blu-Ray Disney DVD’s. That totals $12 per movie which is much less then at the stores, no matter which store you get it from.

Sometimes they throw in an extra bonus movie and add shipping for that as well which is shady, so it’ll come to $40 if you’re not paying attention. Example, I forgot to decline my “feature title” this month and was charged $40 from my bank account… I was pretty ticked until I saw that they sent me the new “Planes – Fire & Rescue” Blu-Ray PLUS “Mickey Mouse Christmas Carol” Blu-Ray, my youngest loves planes and Mickey and it fulfilled a commitment, so I only owe 1 more within the next year.

MORE perks and FREE stuff.

Once you receive your initial shipment of DVD’s, you can join Disney Movie Rewards Club for FREE. Typically, when you sign up, they have deals going on for a FREE movie. I got Secretariat, on Blu-Ray for free (with shipping $3.95). Plus, spend your points however you want to. I have gotten so much from them with my points (each movie you register is about 100 to 150 points, so they add up QUICK and your initial DMG order of 7 DVD’s will snag you up to 1500 points right off the bat!!. To date I got;

  1. $10 Disney Store Gift card
  2. Secretariat Blu-Ray DVD
  3. FREE Movie ticket to go to The Muppets Most Wanted
  4. A Sully Hat with built in gloves (goes for over $30 on Ebay)
  5. Free stickers and crafts
  6. About 3 more free DVD’s

You can enter sweepstakes for FREE, and also add extra entries with points. Here is to show some of my unlocked offers;

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Another perk of joining Disney Movie Rewards is that you are guaranteeing your registered discs. If anything, AHEM…KIDS… Happen to your movie, scratched beyond repair, cracked, or even broken in half, you can ship it back for a fee of $6.95 per the terms below, and they’ll mail you a new disc! That’s much better then paying for a brand new one! registration

Disney Movie Rewards;

Terms and Conditions for the Blu-ray™ and DVD Disc Replacement Program

  • Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) will only replace DVD or Blu-ray™ Discs (“Product”) purchased new from an authorized seller for private use. Product purchased from unauthorized third-party sellers, or purchased for use by schools, libraries and/or rental stores will not be replaced. Product that has not been manufactured or released by WDSHE will not be replaced.

  • Limit: One replacement per title per calendar year.

  • WDSHE will replace submitted Product with equal product. If inventory of your Product is depleted, a similar version of the same title will be sent.

  • All submissions and Product are subject to review. Product that does not meet the program’s requirements will be returned to you, along with your check or money order ($6.95 for DVDs, $8.95 for Blu-ray™ discs), and no replacement product will be sent.

  • If an incomplete submission is received, you will be notified and given an opportunity to submit any missing items. If these items are not received in a timely manner, we will return the incomplete submission to you.

  • WDSHE is not responsible for Product lost or stolen en route to our office. Requesting delivery confirmation from your post office is strongly recommended.

  • Please allow 4-6 weeks for our office to receive and process your submission.

The most important take-away is – No matter what it is, you’ll NEVER be disappointed or “misled” if you take the time to READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FINE PRINT!

Disney Movie Club;

Terms of Membership

As a Disney Movie Club member, all you need to do is buy 5 movies at regular Club prices in the next 24 months (starting at $29.95 per DVD and $29.95 per Blu-ray), plus shipping and processing of $3.95 for the first title in each order, and $1.49 for each additional title in that same order. You may cancel your membership at any time after purchasing the 5 movies. By agreeing to purchase at least 5 regular-priced movies in the next 24 months, you qualify to receive 5 Disney movies of your choice from the list of titles currently available from the Disney Movie Club for $5.00 total. Shipping and processing is free. Please allow 2-4 weeks to receive your first shipment.

YOU MAY ALSO TAKE A 6TH MOVIE NOW AT THE SPECIAL PRICE OF JUST $14.95, PLUS YOU PAY NO ADDITIONAL SHIPPING AND PROCESSING CHARGE. This Bonus Movie will even count towards your purchase commitment, so you’ll only need to purchase 4 more movies in the next 24 months instead of 5.

PLUS YOU CAN SAVE EVEN MORE by selecting a 7TH MOVIE NOW FOR the special price of JUST $9.95 AND STILL PAY NO ADDITIONAL SHIPPING AND PROCESSING CHARGE.

About every 4 weeks (up to 13 times a year) you will receive a mailing indicating the “Featured Title.” Plus you may also receive up to 2 more seasonal Featured Title mailings a year. That’s up to 15 buying opportunities a year! You can choose to receive the Featured Title, an alternate, or no movie at all. If you do not inform us of your choice within 10 days or by the date specified on the card (either by returning the card, visiting the website, or by calling the 800 number on the card), the Featured Title will be automatically shipped to you.

When you join the Disney Movie Club, you may provide us with your credit card information (website accepts credit card orders only). You will be charged only for the movies that you order (including Featured Title shipments) plus shipping and processing. We will not charge your credit card until the date of shipment. Sorry, we do not accept debit cards or check cards at this time.

You agree to fulfill your purchase commitment within 24 months of sign-up. If you are unable to meet your commitment within your commitment period, your credit card may be charged for the value of the 5 reduced-priced titles you have received. This amount is dependent upon your initial sign up offer and the format of your introductory movies.

Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you are not completely satisfied with your introductory titles, simply return them within 10 days of receipt along with written notice informing us that you want to cancel your membership. We will refund any money you might have sent, including shipping and processing costs, as part of our no-risk guarantee.

This offer is limited to customers residing in the contiguous United States and may be withdrawn at any time. Disney Movie Club cannot ship to APOs or FPOs.

Limit: one membership per household. Must be 18 years of age or older to join. Applicable sales tax will be added to orders shipped to California and Wisconsin. This offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer, including coupons and rebates.

All applications to join the Disney Movie Club are subject to review. We reserve the right to request additional information, to reject any application, or to cancel any membership. We reserve the right to alter or end this offer at any time.

All titles are subject to availability.

You’ll see/hear horror stories that canceling membership with Disney movie rewards is really a pain, or that they’ll give you a hard time. But speaking from experience, doing it twice, it was a simple phone call, and a have a nice day. As long as you’ve fulfilled your end of the membership, which I had done both times. Here is what you do..
To cancel your membership AFTER fulfilling your membership agreement, simple call and state that you wish to cancel;
How do I reach the customer service department for the Disney Movie Club?
You are able to contact Disney Movie Club by emailing us at DMCquestions@movieclubinfo.com or calling us at 1-800-362-4587. Please have your membership number available. It is located online under MY ACCOUNT, My Profile. We are available from 8 am to 1 am EST, Monday through Friday.

Like I said, this is my THIRD time joining (more DVD’s for cheaper then store price!) and my collection is growing and I love it. I love referring this to my friends who are new moms for 2 reasons… I get 2 FREE ,movies (plus shipping) if they join with my referral, needs to be sent via email (email me at cmmiller123@gmail.com SUBJECT; DISNEY REFERRAL), and they get the movies for cheaper then store price and cheaper then joining without my referral!
Feedback is appreciated as always!
Enjoy!