Rent The Lego Movie @ Redbox & Score a $5 coupon, Enter to win prizes

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The Love It Forever Promotion: Rent The LEGO Movie from Redbox and provide your email addresses at checkout for a $5-off coupon to purchase the 3D Blu-ray or Blu-ray/DVD combo pack at participating retailers.

The Build a Redbox Kiosk Contest: From now until July 28, build a Redbox kiosk and post a photo to Instagram using the hashtag #RedboxLEGOMovieContest. Ten winners will receive a The LEGO Movie prize pack, including a year of one-night Redbox Blu-ray rentals (52 promo codes), a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack of The LEGO Movie and two The LEGO Movie mini-figures.

Popsicle: Rules for Being A Kid Guidebook #PopsicleRules

Summer is in full swing and I, along with Popsicle brand have the perfect tool for you and your family to make the most out of this next month. Popsicle – America’s favorite ice pop loved by generations recently released the official downloadable “Rules for Being a Kid” guidebook, to encourage families to get creative and celebrate the fun of what it means to be a kid this summer!

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Only Original Brand Popsicle pops can bring out the kid-at-heart in all of us, so the brand asked families across the country to help compile a guidebook of the top “rules” for how to have fun like a kid – whether it’s owning a tutu in every color or running through the sprinklers to cool off.

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Select rules were featured in the guidebook and have been entered for the chance to win $500 and to have their “rule” on future, limited-edition boxes of Popsicle pops! Even celebrities like Brooke Burke, Peter Facinelli and Holly Robinson Peete helped spread the word!

Our #PopsicleRules for being a kid is to get outside and visit the pool as often as we can…

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Visit the official Popsicle Facebook page to download the guidebook and for more information about Popsicle pops.

How will you make the most out of the next month?

Join in the fun on Twitter by tweeting @Popsicle your #PopsicleRules for being a kid!

FTC Disclosure: free product was received as a thank you for sharing the above information. Some photos used were supplied, some are my own. All opinions expressed are honest. This post contains no affiliate links.

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I’ve done over the past seven days.

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1. Spent a nice evening visiting with my Aunt and her dog, Jasmine
2. Shopped with gift cards and bought a new camping table and inflatable mattress.
3. Watched Rob the Mob and really liked it.
4. Enjoyed birthday cake with our granddaughter. She turned seven.
5. Had six teenagers sleepover the night before driving them to and from Van’s Warped Tour.
6. Had three of them sleepover after the concert.
7. Had two of them sleepover the next night. It’s been a full house for three days.

Kernel Season’s Seasoning Review & Giveaway #Kernelseasons #Shakeupyourflavor

It’s no secret that my family watches a lot of movies. It’s also no secret that movies often require snacks. Our family’s favorite is popcorn. Movies and popcorn pretty much come as a pair around here. Kind of like peanut butter and jelly. I just can’t imagine one without the other. Being a self proclaimed expert in both movies and snacks, I’m thrilled to have recently receive a variety of Kernel Season’s seasoning shakers to review here on my blog. I love the idea of kicking up our popcorn a notch by shaking on some flavor.

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It all started back in 1999, when college student Brian Taylor was looking for a way to add some pop to his favorite snack, popcorn. In 2000, Brian teamed up with experienced flavor experts to perfect the recipes and began developing a seasoning line. In 2005, Kernel Season’s Popcorn Seasoning started shaking up the flavor in grocery stores, movie theaters and millions of homes around the globe. Kernel Season’s is now the leader in the popcorn-seasoning category.

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Popcorn lovers be prepared – Kernel Season’s seasoning is available in more than a dozen flavors, and with an 18 month shelf life, you have time to experience them all. This is one product my family has been more than happy to help me review. While our teenage daughter and I might not agree on the amount of seasoning to add to our popcorn (she adds way too much), we can agree that Kernel Season’s Caramel seasoning is the bomb! Though the geek in me does love some Bacon Cheddar – come on’ it’s bacon. On my popcorn – bacon! My husband is a fan of the Garlic Parmesan, and my niece chose the Ranch seasoning as her favorite. Also high on the list is the White Cheddar seasoning. In-fact it might just be our first empty shaker.

It’s been so much fun sharing Kernel Season’s Seasoning and asking for opinions. The only flavor photoed above that has not been loved is the Kettle Corn. I’m not sure what happened there, when all the rest are so darn good.

More than just on top of popcorn, Kernel Season’s Seasoning shakes up the flavor of so many other foods. So far I’ve tried Kernel Season’s Ranch seasoning on corn on the cob, Butter + Bacon Cheddar on baked potatoes and White Cheddar on fresh green beans. All were delicious. From pork chops to milk shakes you can find all kinds of fun recipes to try on the Kernel Season’s Recipe page. Also, don’t forget to check each shaker cap for a fun little flavor tip.

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One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a fun Kernel Season’s 8 Seasoning Gift Basket (includes 2 Microwave Popcorn Pks) to Shake up your flavor!

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Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One winner will be chosen on August 8th and contacted by email. Winner must be 18+ and live in the US, not including Alaska or Hawaii.

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FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own. This post contains no affiliate links.

BubbleBum inflatable car booster seat review

With a new grand baby on the way (any day now), this grandma is not looking forward to lugging around two separate car seats when the kids come to visit. Just in-time to save me from breaking my back, I received the new BubbleBum Inflatable Car Booster Seat to review.

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Meets all US safety testing standards. BubbleBum, the cost effective, portable, lightweight, brightly colored, inflatable car booster seat for children aged between 4-11, easily deflates and folds flat so that kids or mom and dad can carry it in a backpack or purse, making it perfect for vacations, rental cars, taxis, school pick up or car pooling. Takes less than 20 seconds to inflate by mouth!

As you can see the BubbleBum is so lightweight that Becca has no problems carrying it on her own, leaving my hands (and back) free to carry the new infant car seat, or whatever else we need to carry that day.

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This product could not be easier to use. The well designed clips make it easy to strap Becca in place and keep her there in comfort. Unlike the previous booster seat that I had purchase and really struggled with.

Not just a car seat, Becca loves her BubbleBum, using it as a booster seat at our table and even a few times while sitting on the floor to watch television. It is pretty soft. I love that it’s so lightweight and easy to carry, she loves it’s fun colorful design, and the fact that it belongs to her. Knowing all of this, and knowing that it helps keep her safe while riding in the car makes the BubbleBum a real win in our house.

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The BubbleBum is available in four fun colors, and comes complete with a carrying case, and added belt positioning clip for extra comfort. Winner of several child safety awards the BubbleBum is available in select retailers and online. Visit http://www.bubblebum.co/us/ for complete product details, to order on-line or to use an easy store locator.

FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. This blog post contains one affiliate link.

Backyard Camping & Rio 2 Digital Download Review #RIO2Insiders

When our recent road trip to up north had to be canceled we decided to celebrate the release of Rio 2 with a fun backyard camp out.

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Our back yard is a far cry from the amazon, but with a tent, some Rio 2 activities, campfire and Rio 2 Digital Download, it was a fun adventure for the whole family. One we wont soon forget.

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We kicked off the day with a fun scavenger hunt that led Becca to finding her Rio 2 goody-bag. The bag was filled with activities, travel essentials, Rio bracelets and fun tattoos! After a campfire lunch and just like any other camping trip, my husband and hound took their afternoon nap in the tent. Becca and I spent that time enjoying our Rio 2 activity sheets. Our favorite 3D Ball Soccer. We laughed so hard, I don’t know how anyone could have been napping.

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After dinner we downloaded Rio 2 using iTunes. Downloading was easy, and faster than I expected, and by using iTunes we scored a whole flock of fun movie extras! The best part of digital download is that we now have access to the movie anytime, anywhere by using our phone or tablet. This will come in real handy the next time we do make it up north! It’s along car ride for the girls.

Our thoughts on the movie;
If you enjoyed the first Rio movie, you’re going to enjoy this one. Even though there are some jokes that older kids and adults are more likely to catch, the movie is fun for the whole family. Becca who is about to turn seven and our teenage daughter who just turned fifteen both really enjoyed the movie and have watched it a second time already. The animation is stunning, filled with emotion and colorful characters. Then of course there is the music. Just like the first installment Rio 2 has a great uplifting soundtrack. I’m not always a fan of animated films, but this one I’m happy to have in our home library.

Rio 2 is available to purchase on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray combo on July 15th, or you can visit the iTunes store NOW to purchase Rio 2 on HD Digital Download!

FTC Disclosure: I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider. I receive free products and other benefits as part of this partnership. All opinions expressed are still honest and my own. This post contains no affiliate links.