Wild Summer Nights @ The Detroit Zoo #DZWildSummerNights

Join Mr. Seley and the Troublemakers tomorrow (8/20) at The Detroit Zoo!

The Detroit Zoo gets even wilder on Wednesday nights with its annual Wild Summer Nights concert series. Concerts take place in the Zoo’s Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Wild Summer Nights features a variety of live music from local bands, including children’s, jazz, pop, folk and blues. Concert-goers are invited to bring a blanket and pack a picnic. Food, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase from Zoo concessions. The concerts are free with Zoo admission, which is $6 after 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August. For the first 100 non-member car or vans that arrive at the Zoo for the Wild Summer Nights, Ford Motor Company will be paying for your parking of $6 (Members receive free parking). Plus, the Zoo remains open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the concert series.

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Valvoline Instant Oil Change will have a booth at the event handing out candy, coupons and prizes from their spin-to-win wheel. Ford is paying for the first 100 non-member cars that come after 6 p.m. every Wednesday night.

Woo-hoo! We love companies that give back to families in our community.

Also, Five Dollar Shake readers can print the below exclusive coupon to score 15% off their next Valvoline Instant Oil Change!

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This coupon will be accepted without Zoo Membership.
Learn more about Valvoline and to find the location nearest you visit http://www.vioc.com/.

Visit http://detroitzoo.org/events/wildsummernights for complete concert details.

FTC Disclosure: This information is being shared as part of an on going relationship with the Detroit Zoo in which free event passes or products will be received. All opinions expressed remain my own and honest. This post contains no affiliate links.

The Color Run $5.00 off Registration #Happiest5K

The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.



Wear white at the starting line, finish plastered in color!
The fun continues after Color Runners complete the race with an unforgettable Finish Festival. This larger than life party is equipped with music, dancing and massive color throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!



Visit The Color Run official website for locations and to score $5.00 off a regular priced registration in The Color Run. – -Valid for a single or team runner/walker/crawler.

If you cannot find your city then sign up for the VIP list and you will be the first to be notified when we come to your town!

$5 off code (HAPPY5OFF) must be typed in at checkout, not copy/pasted. Discount codes not valid with other discounts or promotions. Under age 5 does not need a registration to participate but will not receive swag. $5 off code NOT VALID ON DELUXE PACKAGE. “Paint” is actually a food grade colored cornstarch.

Tips on Using Online Shopping to Save on Home Repairs

Whether you have a dire emergency or just want to update your home, home repair or upkeep costs can be expensive. There are a few ways to save money on all things home repair, including tools, appliances, and accessories. Although certain things must be bought in person at a store, there are plenty of items that you can buy for a discount online. A few tips to help you be a savvy Internet shopper will ensure you have a great looking home while not surpassing your budget.

Before you tackle any home repairs, spend some time researching online. You will want to find out what you need, how much, the best brands, and how to do the project. Some projects will have to be done by a professional, or at least someone with professional level expertise. However, there are plenty of DIY projects around the house and you do not want to skimp on the product you are using just to save money.

Find Coupons and Deals

The easiest and best way to save money on home repairs or updates is to shop using coupons, or finding online deals. The big name home building companies often have particular savings and coupons on their websites. If you sign up for emails, you will be sent coupons regularly. For one-time purchases, take a moment to search for coupons via a search engine. There are companies that provide coupons to a variety of stores. Even if you just save a little, like on shipping by having used a coupon code from Lowes to get free shipping, you will stretch your budget.

Buy Online and Save

Buying your products from a store online can save you money. Even if you are using a professional for the labor, you can still purchase all the supplies yourself online to save. One way to save is through comparison shopping through the various outlets. Even the big name home building supplies companies have online stores that sell the majority of what you need for your repairs. There are also specialty online stores that can provide what you need at a big discount. Without leaving the comfort of your home, you can figure out which company will be the best from which to buy and save you money.

Don’t Forget to Check…

There are a few important things that you want to ensure to check before purchasing online. Number one is the store’s return and exchange policy in case the piece you are buying does not work out. Some of the bigger retail stores with an online store will offer in store returns, which makes it very easy. No matter how inexpensive an item is, you will never save money if you buy it, cannot use it, and cannot get your money back. Also be very careful to check specifications before you purchase. These include the dimensions, the coloring, the purpose, and more. Taking the time to measure will save you time, money, and hassle in the long run.

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Great Selection of iPhone Cases @ Best Buy + Mophie Discount.

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

With summer just about here, it’s time to think about activities and how to protect your phone. Most phones no longer can hide easily in jacket pockets or purses – they’ve become too fun, and too important for that. Much more like accessories. Thank goodness that brands like Mophie have created iPhone cases that protect your favorite piece of technology without sacrificing style. It’s time to accessorize your iPhone!

From lightweight battery cases that keep you powered all day, to the OutRide kit that turns your iPhone® into an action sports camera, mophie is changing the way you go mobile.

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Best Buy is a great place to shop for a variety of iPhone cases.
Don’t miss this exclusive coupon code to save 10% off select Mophie iPhone cases(some exclusions apply) at Best Buy. Simply use enter code ” mophie10 ” at check out. Offer valid 06/14/13 to 6/28/13.

These make a nice gift. Remember, dad’s like fun gadgets too.

GUM EasyThread Floss Review & Giveaway

GUM EasyThread Floss is designed to make flossing around braces, bridges, implants and crowns easier. Flossing can be extremely difficult for those with dental appliances and we are pleased to announce that GUM has solved this problem with its new EasyThread Floss.

Ever since our daughter started wearing braces, taking the extra steps to keep her mouth clean has been important to her. Often, that means spending more time on her oral care reunite, like brushing longer after every meal, using mouthwash, and lots of flossing.

I’m proud to say that she does all of the above without any coaching or reminding from her parents. Which I understand is very un-teenage like of her. She also loves to find new products that help make these steps easier and more efficient. Her most recent addition to our medicine cabinet, GUM EasyThread Floss. This was sent to me as a review item, and ended up being a very fast favorite of hers.
To quote her “this is awesome!” “Fits between my braces and let’s me clean everywhere” “feels great on my gums” “I love the wheel dispenser, it’s really easy to use”. It’s also a great size to toss in her backpack, making it easy for her floss when she is away from home.

The proof of her efforts are definitely in her beautiful smile!

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We are learning more, and more of the importance of good dental health, and how neglect can lead to gum disease, and other major health issues. Regular dental cleanings, flossing daily and brushing twice a day are key factors in preventing gum disease. So when I find a product that helps my family win that fight, I get excited. We all want what is best for our family, and for our health.

GUM EasyThread Floss and other helpful Sunstar GUM products are avaible to purchase online or where ever dental products are sold.

Discount code!
When shopping online be sure to use the discount code “0513ET” to score $0.75 off each Easy Thread Floss! This code expires 7/13/13.

You also have the chance to win a free package of GUM EasyThread Floss here on my blog.

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Enter to win by using the Rafflecopter widget below. If you have any issues with the widget or would like to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will chosen and contacted by email on June 7, 2013.

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Canvas Memoirs Review, Discount & Giveaway

Once in a while I see a photo and it just moves me. Not always because it’s a perfect photo, but because it brings back a great memory of that moment. Canvas Memoirs is a great service to help you save, cherish and celebrate those memories.

Last summer I took my daughter’s on a fun mother/ daughter road trip. One of the reasons it was so special to us, was that we spent our time exploring an area of Michigan our family has been going to for years. Finding new places, and treasures, also meant making some great memories. Over the years we’ve made a ton! We have been having fun and making memories at our club house swimming pool for almost fifteen years. That is why this photo is so special to me.

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Canvas Memoirs took my photo and created a 16×20 mirror wrap, canvas print, complete with hanging hardware and dust cover on the back.

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I love that I now have a consistent reminder of that day hanging in our home. It looks amazing on our wall, and brings a smile to my face every time I see it. The canvas is made of the highest quality. My photos do not do it justice. I had a hard time getting the proper lighting on it for a good photo. The Canvas Memoirs website on the other hand is super easy to use!

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You can currently score a 50% savings when you shop Canvas Memoirs, and and an additional 5% when you use “FIVEDOLLARSHAKE” as a coupon code! Great for a birthday gift, Father’s Day gift or when shopping for yourself.

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You also have the chance to win a $50 Canvas Memoirs gift code here on my blog! Enter to win by using the Rafflecopter widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or want to enter by email, feel free to contact me at shakingit@gmail.com

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Retail Coupon Round Up!

Ace Hardware – Facebook Coupon $5 off $25 Expires 3/31/13

Dressbarn – 20% off purchase Expires 3/31/13

Express - $15 off $60 Expires 3/20/13

Lord & Taylor - 20% off purchase Expires 3/20/13

Old Navy – Facebook Coupon $10 off $50 Expires 3/27/13

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream (Ticket Deal & Fun Free Printable)

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Get tangled up in Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream! Experience Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled; as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss. And fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. All your favorite princesses take to the ice in a spectacular finale at the ultimate Disney Princess event of a lifetime! Experience the beauty, sparkle, and spirit when Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream comes to your hometown!

In anticipation for the show, click and print on this fun Dare to Dream maze to enjoy with your family.

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This show is sure to be a great experience for the whole family!

If you live in the greater Detroit area and would like to see Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream at The Palace of Auburn Hills (March 14-17, 2013) I have a Special Discount Offer for you!

Starting 1/18/13 @ 10:00 AM – simply use the code ” MOM ” when purchasing tickets Online, by Phone (800) 745-3000 or at the Palace Box Office to receive a special price of only $15 each.

When purchasing on the Ticketmaster site enter the code in the ‘Advance or Promotion Ticket Selection

Not valid on Rinkside or VIP tickets. Valid on all performances.

Also keep your eyes out to win a Family Pack of tickets here on my blog in time to see the show!

Stay social with Disney on Ice and follow on Facebook & Twitter.

Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Feld Entertainment and am being provided with free event passes for the purpose of writing this and future blog posts. No type of monetary compensation was or will be received. The opinions expressed on fivedollarshake.net are honest and my own.