How to Enjoy Entertainment When You’re on a Tight Budget

Many people think that if they don’t have a lot of money to spend, they can’t enjoy as much entertainment as those who have more money in their budget. But, this isn’t true – even if you’re on a tighter budget than ever before, there are still many free and extremely cheap options for entertainment that you can choose. There’s no need to be bored on a budget – whether you’re saving up, in between … [Read more...]

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour, Deal #ReviewCrew #Detroit


More than just eating out,'s Night Out in Detroit is "A phenomenon of historic proportions" (The Washington Times). See "Riverdance — The 20th Anniversary World Tour" at Detroit's Fox Theatrer this June. Each package includes a ticket for a Main Floor seat and a $50 eGift card, a $106 package value. Now this is a great deal. Perfect for a date night or family evening … [Read more...]

Lashmobs and Impromptu Jams

Random acts of kindness have ben around since the 1980s. They're generally spontaneous good deeds, performed by a person or group, with the intention of spreading happiness or providing a specific service to another person or group. In 2003, this need to spread happiness evolved into a new experience: the flashmob. What is a Flashmob, and How Does it Work? A Flashmob is a modern group of … [Read more...]

Growing Popularity of Zombies

Your home is adorned with posters, images, and memorabilia from Night of the Living Dead, and your DVR is chock full of already-watched episodes of The Walking Dead. You’re either a brain-eating zombie or a prime example of the world’s growing preoccupation with zombie culture. And you’re not alone – zombies are popping up everywhere, from the silver screen to the TV screen and even in video … [Read more...]

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie ticket giveaway #Detroit


Olympia Entertainment and Etico Productions once again present the children’s favorite, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, a family production that explores the tasty chain reaction set in motion when a little boy offers a cookie to a visiting mouse. This heartwarming stage adaptation, produced by Performance Network Theatre, returns for another delicious run at the City Theatre on Saturday, June … [Read more...]

We made the switch and upgraded to the Xfinity X1 Platform #XfinityReviewer


We recently upgraded to the new Xfinity X1 Platform, and I can't wait to share all of the details with you! Not just details on how we view home entertainment (though that has greatly improved), but how several features effect our budget, like adding an Xfinity house phone (yes, I said house phone) with Voice2Go has made it possible for us to cut our mobile data plan, while also adding some great … [Read more...]

Walking With Dinosaurs @ The Palace of Auburn Hills Ticket Giveaway #Detroit


Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, comes to The Palace of Auburn Hills for an eight-show engagement from August 6-10, 2014. Walking With Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. The show has scenes of the … [Read more...]

Cedar Point Opens This Saturday! #Ohio


It’s almost here! This weekend marks the “unofficial” start of summer as Cedar Point, the “Best Amusement Park in the World,” opens its gates for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 10. The park has a wide variety of new rides, shows and attractions all designed to help guests have their best day of the summer. The following is a Top 8 list of NEW things to see and do at Cedar Point this … [Read more...]

Bookstock Used Book and Media Sale #BookstockMI


Bookstock’s back at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place, offering incredible deals on used books and media. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit’s biggest and best used book and media sale where all proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit. As much as I love movies, I also enjoy reading. It's something I share with my entire family. Sometimes, there is just … [Read more...]

New Blu-ray & DVD Coupons

Something for everyone on your list, adults, kids and babies. … [Read more...]

Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village #Detroit #Review


Happy Holidays! My name is Toni from My Book Addiction and I am thrilled to be posting on Five Dollar Shake today. Thank you so much for the invitation, Jenn! I've always wanted to take my family to Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. Every year we hear the fireworks from our living room and have always wondered what it would be like to go. Well, this year was a dream come true. It was a … [Read more...]

Movie Review – Escape from Planet Earth

Escape from Planet Earth is the animated tale of the hero Scorch Supernova who enjoys exploring neighboring planets and makes discoveries for his people, a blue alien race from the planet Baab. After he had rescued several kidnapped children, he was widely regarded throughout the planet. Scorch then decides to venture to the ‘Dark Planet’, planet Earth, on yet another exciting exploration in … [Read more...]

$100 Cash Back & Coupon Deals for AT&T U-Verse’s Services


We love our AT&T U-Verse system!, an online coupon and cash back shopping website, recently announced the availability of several deals with AT&T U-Verse, a leading firm offering broadband internet, cable TV, and VoIP phone services. Individuals that utilize to sign up for U-Verse can save significantly using either a cash back offer or one of the … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

A Smashing Good Deal on Monster Jam Tickets & Giveaway

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It’s time to start talking Trucks! The world famous Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam event is coming to Michigan's Ford Field on January 12, 2013. Don't miss my special discount offer and ticket giveaway below! Purchase tickets for Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam from, Ford Field or call 1-800-745-3000. Discount offer! 4 Tickets, 4 Hot Dogs, 4 Drinks and 4 Pit Passes for … [Read more...]

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Fully Charged Ticket Deal & Giveaway


This giveaway is now closed. Don’t miss Ringling Bros. Presents Fully Charged, the all-new surge of circus entertainment from Ringling Bros.and Barnum & Bailey, where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize Children Of All Ages! Great deal! If you live in the greater … [Read more...]

Disney On Ice Presents Rockin’ Ever After @ The Palace of Auburn Hills Giveaway


This giveaway is now closed. Disney on Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! This new show will feature Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel and Merida from Disney Pixar’s Brave in her ice debut. If you have not yet experienced Disney On Ice, it is a must, trust me it is a night you will never forget. Truly a magical experience for the whole family. photo credit - Kitchen Savvy Mom If you … [Read more...]

Smithsonian’s Museum Day = Free Admission to Museums 9/29


Free Tickets from Coast to Coast, Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! Tickets Now Available for Download The best free ticket in town is now just a click away - available now, museum-goers can head to to download tickets for Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! Tickets grant free admission for two people per household to participating museums on Saturday, September … [Read more...]

Score Half-price Tickets for Free With Goldstar offers half-price tickets to the best events, including theater, music, museums and sports! Sign up and you'll get their offers for live entertainment tickets at up to 50% off. The best part? Goldstar memberships are free! Qualifying Cities: Atlanta Baltimore Boston Chicago Cincinnati Dallas Houston Inland Empire Las Vegas Los Angeles Minneapolis-St. Paul New York Orange … [Read more...]

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove! (Detroit) Family 4 Pack Giveaway


“Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to your hometown! Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular. Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who … [Read more...]

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Family 4 Pack Tickets (Detroit) Giveaway


This giveaway is now closed. Okay, who loves Loud Dirty Monster Trucks? Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam will be crushing the competition at Ford Field on March 3, 2012 and I have a family four pack of tickets to giveaway! Fun facts about monster trucks and monster truck events At Monster Jam, monster trucks face off in two different forms of competition -- side-by-side racing and … [Read more...]

National Dress Up Your Pet Day


My girls are crazy excited about the new Treasure Buddies movie. We've enjoyed all the previous installments as a family and find them just too darn cute and irresistible. In celebration of Treasure Buddies releasing on January 31st, check out this photo gallery of fun photos from Treasure Buddies, and your other favorite Buddies movies! Did you know today is National Dress Up Your … [Read more...]

NBC Developing 5 New Shows for 2012/2013

NBC took the opportunity of their TCA Winter Press Tour to announce their early development of five new series slated for the 2012-2013 programming seasons. The Munsters – Drama Writer-Executive Producer Bryan Fuller, known best for Pushing Daisies and Heroes heads up this reimagining of the television classic. The pilot for the one-hour drama will be directed by Bryan Singer, (Usual … [Read more...]