VetTix is an organization that shows appreciation to our Veterans, active duty military, and, First Responders by providing free event tickets.
And this blog will tell you all about how both VetTix and 1stTix work, and how to sign up for either one.
A Concert Deal for Military
A few months ago a friend of ours sat with his wife in the audience at Symphony Hall in Phoenix. They came to enjoy the orchestra which was accompanied by Phoenix Symphony Chorus. Tickets to the symphony usually cost between $25 and $120. But for our friend Aaron and his wife, who were … Read more »
Chick-fil-A has an annual Cow Appreciation Day – sometimes called “Dress LIke a Cow Day” others call it “Chick-fil-a Day.” It occurred each year at the beginning of July. And it was celebrated by more than 1.8 million people.
But Covid changed all of that. Since 2020 Cow Appreciation day has been canceled. Each year we check with the Chick-Fil-A website and update this post.
This list of 25 free movie websites like Crackle, YouTube & Hulu can help you save money by dumping cable. Check out these sites and other Blu-Ray/smart tv apps.
One of the biggest budget busters is overspending on recreation. We recently did a “dinner and a movie” date night. If we hadn’t had movie gift cards and a restaurant coupon we would have spent $60. There has to be a better way to spend time together without spending a fortune.
We love cocooning at home after a long day of work. After selecting a good movie, we sit on the couch … Read more »
If you need Inexpensive Summer Activities for kids and families this year, we’ve got 13 great recreation ideas that you’re going to love. Most of these activities are perfect for kids and adults.
As Covid restrictions ease you should be able to find some safe and fun activities for your kids this year.
It’s June and school’s out …what do you do to help your kids have healthy fun in the summer? Is it an afternoon at the movies, a visit to an amusement park, or an afternoon at the mall? How much will that cost you?
Discover unique and inexpensive vacation souvenir ideas to help you remember your travels in style. From classic keepsakes to quirky finds, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in and explore the world of vacation travel souvenirs and mementos!
We’ve broken this list into the following 7 categories:
INEXPENSIVE SOUVENIR IDEAS
These cheaper souvenir ideas can be found at almost any vacation destination you visit.
A keychain with a special design or representing the place you visited can be a nice souvenir. It can be a useful reminder of your trip every time you use your keys.
Chris Hammond from Phoenix Arizona collects keychains from his … Read more »
There are LOTS of blogs written about fun things to do when you’re bored. So, we wanted to put a new twist on that, and offer you a list of productive things to accomplish in this season of staying home more than normal.
We’ve broken this list of productive activities into 9 categories:
1) Money Activities (5 ideas)
If you’re bored, why not do something that will help you reach your financial goals? These ideas may take some time to complete, but once they’re done, you’ll be in a much better place financially.
Family Spring Activities – if you’re looking for fun, it’s a time full of awesome and affordable recreational events. Spring is the time for plants and trees to come back to life. And in many parts of the country families can be outside to enjoy the more temperate weather and outdoor activities.
If we just look ahead at the upcoming calendar & holidays there are plenty of opportunities for fun on the affordable side.
SPRING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Are there special Spring events in your area that tourists usually attend? Well, maybe you would enjoy them too? How about visiting an open house … Read more »
We have watched almost all of the PG-13 Romantic Movies listed below. All of them are family-friendly and are perfect for Valentine’s Day Movie Mania night. Or any other night when you just want to snuggle up together.
If you’re looking for a movie that will warm your heart, try these. We’ve picked movies with romance in them and romantic comedies from war flicks and heartwarming stories to total suspense! We’ve combined some of our favorites with a huge list provided by our Facebook Fans!
Romantic Movies suitable for Family Viewing
You may want to preview some of the movies produced after 1970 … Read more »
Are you looking for family date night ideas that are fun, but don’t cost an arm and a leg? Sometimes inexpensive Fun Recreation Ideas are hard to find.
These days it’s easy to spend a significant amount of money on date night or date day. Families often overspend their recreation budget, thinking they can’t cut these expenses and still have a good time.
But we challenge that notion. There are hundreds of ways to enjoy family time or a date night without dropping $100 to do it.
Consider what you’d pay for the following: a professional sporting event, a concert, a museum visit, … Read more »
This is our updated (2023) list of 33 Christmas Movies that are Family Favorites. They are appropriate for children, some are animated, and some will make you laugh out loud they are that funny!
And remember that many of these are available at your public library or on Amazon Prime or Netflix for “free!”
Do you have some family favorite Christmas movies that you watch every year?
We do! Some of our favorite Christmas movies are the result of fond memories from our childhoods and others have grown to be Christmas favorites in recent years as they have touched our hearts. Many of you … Read more »
Are you looking for some new and fun family traditions?
Whether your family is large or small, young or old, establishing traditions can cement relationships. It can also evoke warm feelings and create memories that last a lifetime.
Over the years, we’ve read numerous books about the value of family traditions.
These habits and rituals add stability to the yearly calendar as the kids eagerly anticipate and participate in the preparations for each special event. Traditions don’t need to be expensive or elaborate to be memorable.
We hope our most enjoyable ideas will provide the impetus for you to create your own family traditions. … Read more »
When we first heard about the Swagbucks website, we had to ask ourselves, “Is Swagbucks legit? Or is it a scam?”
We had tried some of the other survey sites and were really disappointed. So we started researching this site to find out.
A blogger friend mentioned how she earned hundreds of dollars in gift cards through Swagbucks. We really doubted the validity of her claim.
We Googled “Is Swagbucks Legit or a scam?” and found some very interesting blogs. Some people didn’t like this website, but others praised it. The positive reviews also claimed to have earned gift cards and cashback through … Read more »
We just listened to another great audio drama adapted from a short story written by G.A. Henty. It kept us on the edge of our seats as we drove and listened to it!
The Setting of the Cat of Bubastes
The Cat of Bubastes is a riveting story about a 15-year-old boy (Amuba) who is carried into slavery in ancient Egypt, around 1250 B.C. A kind Egyptian named Ameres purchases Amuba and his faithful servant Jethro.
Ameres is, in fact, the High Priest of Osiris – a powerful, yet very fair-minded and kind man who has two children. Unknown to Ameres the … Read more »
Awesome History Audio Series for kids and families.
The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty by Heirloom Audio Productions
We love audiobooks and audio dramas – can’t get enough of them. When Steve was working for 23 years as an advertising account executive he would regularly go to the public library and check out a number of audiobooks every three weeks and listen to them as he drove around to client meetings.
When we took the kids on driving vacations we’d take several audiobooks with us also. Working on projects around the house – like painting a room and trimming trees in the yard … Read more »
If you want to know how much an Arby’s Roast Beef sandwich is supposed to weigh, just read our story.
What would you do if you got 30% less than you paid for?
We got “ripped off,” but got it resolved quickly.
We had just completed a Once-A-Month cooking day (read more here) where Annette (with help from the rest of us) prepares between 10 and 17 dinner meals which we store in the freezer for use later in the month.
On our “Once-A-Month” cooking day, Annette gets the night off from preparing dinner (after preparing so many meals, she deserves a … Read more »
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