The Book of Life Prize Pack Giveaway #BookOfLife

The Book Of Life, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.

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In celebration of The Book of Life, Cost Plus World Market has developed exclusive Book of Life Toys inspired by the film. Be sure to check out the colorful Tin Keepsake Box, Guitar, Maracas, Manolo Rubber Duck Bath Toy, Kaleidoscopes, and more.

Also be sure to check out the new behind the scenes clip “Heroes come in all shapes and sizes” .

You can see the official trailer in my previous Trailer Park Tuesday post.

Every time I see a clip or trailer for this movie, I spot something new and fun. My family is super excited to being seeing it together over opening weekend.

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The Book Of Life stars Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Ice Cube, Danny Trejo, and opens in theaters everywhere on October 17, 2014!

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Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a The Book of Life Prize Pack! Courtesy of 20th Century Fox and Cost Plus World Market.

Prize Pack includes:

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Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on November 6TH. Winner must be 18+. Open to US Mailing addresses only. No PO Boxes.

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Earth To Echo landing on Blu-ray & DVD October 21st! #EchoInsiders Blu-ray #Giveaway

Earth to Echo is coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 21st!

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I really enjoyed all of the family activities surrounding this movie, but I missed seeing Earth To Echo while it was in theaters. So, I’m pretty excited to watch it at home with my family.

Earth to Echo is a tale told through the eyes of Tuck, Munch and Alex, a trio of pals who make an out-of-this-world discovery. The best friends venture out of their neighborhood to find the true meaning of friendship. After receiving signals on their phones, they meet Echo, a small, but amazingly energetic, alien trying to make his way back to his home planet. As they race to help their new friend, the boys will discover that little Echo has touched their hearts in unexpected ways and changed their lives forever.

To prepare you for this adventurous, exciting and heart warming film, we have compiled a list of the best ways to spend time with your friends- outside and away from your cell phones!

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1. Pick Up Games There is nothing like starting a sports pickup game with all your neighborhood friends. Between sitting in class all day and coming home to do homework, a quick game, whether it is hockey, baseball, basketball or soccer, will let you use up some of that energy you’ve been storing! Not only this, but this is an awesome way to make new friends.

2. Bike Rides With your parents permission of course, take a cruise around the neighborhood with your friends! Also, make sure you wear a helmet. You can use your imagination and make fun adventures out of your journey!

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3. Hide N’ Seek
A neighborhood game of Hide N’ Seek is the ultimate outside activity. With permission from your parents, and of course, using the buddy system when it comes to hiding, Hide N’ Seek is sure to be an awesome time.

4. Backyard Campout
Ask your mom and dad to set up a backyard camp out for you and your friends! Start by setting up a tent and marking your territory with your sleeping bag! You can spend the night telling scary stories and eating S’mores!

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5. Chalk The most underrated outside activity has to be chalk! It is so much fun to create fun pictures and even games with all your friends. You can play hopscotch or tic-tac-toe or use your imagination to draw wonderful pictures!

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Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Creating the Truck Scene
  • Casting the Characters
  • “We Made That!” The Making of Earth to Echo
  • Friends No Matter How Far
  • Six Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Enter to win !

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a copy Earth To Echo on Blu-ray. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on November 5th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. No PO Boxes please.

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French Toast Recipe, #CascadeShiningReviews #Giveaway @MyCascade #DDDivas #sponsored

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Cascade. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

So, last weekend I made a mess of my kitchen and I invited all of my friends over to see it! Well, not just to see the mess, but to enjoy a delicious homemade french toast brunch, along with a few Mimosas (mock cocktails). Then to watch me clean it all up, and witness the power of Cascade Platinum dishwasher pacs.

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To make all of this mess, I baked an amazing French Toast Brunch. Recipe courtesy of The Food Network and Alton Brown.

French Toast Ingredients
• 1 cup half-and-half
• 3 large eggs
• 2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old or stale country loaf, brioche or challah bread
• 4 tablespoons butter

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

For the French Toast, in a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey and salt. When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan.

Dip bread into mixture, allowing it to soak for 30 seconds on each side. Then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.

Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices.

Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.

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I served fresh blueberries, along with whip. I also decided to cook and serve turkey sausage patties. The meal was delicious! A real hit with my friends and family.

STOP “DISH-WASTING” YOUR TIME AND SKIP THE PRE-WASH
The meal also created a real mess! Sticky syrup, and greasy sausage are sometimes a challenge for our dishwasher. I even put in the mixing bowl I used with raw egg, and heavy whip after it sat for a good ninety minutes. I skipped the pre-wash…

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But this one little pac of Cascade Platinum, and a fresh refill of Cascade Rinse Aid did the trick! Cascade Platinum features a premium, advanced triple-action formula specially designed to deliver Cascade’s best-in-market performance. The results are Very impressive. Everything came out sparkling clean.

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Wait! How does that work?
This is because the special enzymes in Cascade Platinum latch onto the leftover food particles, breaking them down so they can wash away – even 24-hour stuck on food. With no food particles on the dishes, the enzymes can’t do their job as well and this can lead to dish issues.

My guests were just as impressed, and happy to each take home a package of Cascade Platinum, and Cascade Rinse Aid.

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For ­a ­limited time,­ consumers ­can­ go here to obtain a $5­ prepaid ­card­ when­ purchasing ­any­ Cascade­ Action ­Pac. This Offer­ expires ­12/31/14.­

You also have the chance to win a fun ­Cascade ­Platinum Prize Pack here on Five Dollar Shake!
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This prize pack includes:
1 pack of Cascade Platinum
1 Bottle of Cascade Rinse Aid
1 Whisk
1 Spatula
1 Wine Topper
1 Sugar Sifter

Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will chosen and contacted by email on November 4th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. No PO boxes please.

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Flash Giveaway! 4 pack of tickets to HalloWeekends @ Cedar Point! #BloggingatCP #Halloweekends

There is still time to experience this year’s HalloWeekends! Wither you’re wanting to go for the thrills, and super scary chills, or for the family fun Halloween experiences, I have a four pack of tickets to giveaway! But, you’ll have to hurry, as this year’s spooktacular adventure is starting to wind down.

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If you read my blog or follow me on any social media sites, then you already know of my love for all things Cedar Point. From spring through fall, anytime is a good time to visit the park for our family. But, one of our favorite times to visit the park is right now. For HalloWeekends. This year I had the chance to experience HalloWeekends during opening weekend, it was a blast with my daughter, her friends, and one of mine. We had a spooktacular good time! You can read about it here.

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Cedar Point goes full force when it comes to celebrating Halloween! Packed with live shows and exciting rides – Halloween family fun all day, and frightfully scary happenings at night, HalloWeekends is Cedar Point in it’s prime.

Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a 4-pack of tickets 2014 HallowWeekends! That’s almost a $200. value.

Enter to win by leaving a comment on this blog post saying that you’d like to win, and why you love Cedar Point.

Extra entries for sharing this giveaway! Share it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+. Please leave an additional comment with a link to each share. You can do this as many times as you’d like.

Contest ends at 12:00 pm (EST) Wednesday the 15th. Winner will be contacted by email.

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Note - There are only three more weekends to use these tickets! HallowWeekends are open on Friday nights (after 6 p.m.), Saturdays and Sundays now through Nov. 2, 2014. Cedar Point is now closed during the week. Tickets must be used this year.

Stay social with Cedar Point HalloWeekends on Facebook!

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FTC Disclosure: I am a Cedar Point Blogger. 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.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Free Coloring Sheets & Giveaway #PeabodyInsiders #MrPeabody

Unleash the fun at home with the hilarious comedy-adventure, DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN! Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) is an inventor, scientist and genius who just happens to be a dog. With his son Sherman, he will embark on the most extraordinary adventure imaginable as they race against time to repair history and save the future. “Heartfelt and snappy” (Jessica Herndon, Associated Press), MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN has been hailed by critics as “a great adventure for the entire family” (Mike Wilbur, NBC Newschannel), receiving outstanding audience reaction and a coveted “A” CinemaScore®.

Celebrate this movie coming to Digital HD on September 23 and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14 by downloading and sharing the below coloring sheets.

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Directed by Rob Minkoff (THE LION KING, STUART LITTLE) and from the team behind family favorite franchises THE CROODS and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN is “fun” and “fast moving” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times) and features hilarious performances from an incredible voice cast of popular stars including Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Max Charles, Patrick Warburton and Allison Janney.

MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is based upon the beloved characters that first appeared in in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated television series “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show,” produced by Jay Ward.

Sit back and go WABAC to experience the ultimate joy ride and loads of laughs when MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN arrives on Digital HD on September 23 and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14.

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Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a Blu-ray copy of Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on October 28th. Winner must 18+, and live within U.S. No po boxes.

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Summer Wedding Memories with Papyrus & Meijer #Giveaway

I love summer and fall here in Michigan. We do our best to spend it outside, making as many fun memories as we can each year. Camping, swimming, family barbeques. There is also nothing better than a wedding. Committing to a life together in-front of all of your family and friends while celebrating the beautiful seasons is an amazing experience.

We were married during the winter. But, we’ve attended several summer weddings, and post-summer weddings that really stand out in my memory. One family member was married at the lake, under beautiful tress that were full of fall colors.

Now that we are post-summer wedding season the Meijer home department has partnered with Papyrus to offer an amazing in-store deal and a fabulous giveaway for one Five Dollar Shake reader.

About Papyrus

Papyrus believes that life is a celebration!
Their fabulous selection of greeting cards, custom invitations, stationery, gift wrap & more are perfect for any occasion.

The Deal

From today through September 20, Meijer shoppers can instantly score $15 off their order when spending $10 on Papyrus and $50 in the home department!

The Giveaway

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will this fun gift basket from Papyrus, and the Meijer home department.

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Basket includes:

  • Papyrus cards
  • Yankee Candle large jar candle in Pumpkin Spice
  • Bloom or Eco dry bath towel and hand towel
  • Cooking with Calphalon nonstick Panini pan and press
  • Serrated edge turner spatula

Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be contacted by email on October 10th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. No PO Boxes.

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Amy Dunne is missing. Her Pinterest page has been found. #GoneGirl #Giveaway

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Gone Girl’s Amy Dunne has a Pinterest account you can explore. In the upcoming movie thriller Gone Girl by David Fincher, ‘Amazing Amy’ Dunne (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing and all eyes are on her husband Nick (Ben Affleck.). As evidence mounts and speculation rises, Amy’s past is coming into focus on Pinterest. What was she like? What were her interests? Did she leave any clues?

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Explore for yourself at http://bit.ly/AmyDunne.

About the film

Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Release: October 3, 2014
Director: David Fincher
Screenplay by: Gillian Flynn, based upon the novel written by Gillian Flynn
Produced by: Arnon Milchan, Joshua Donen, Reese Witherspoon, Ceán Chaffin
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Official Website | Facebook |Twitter | Google+ | #GoneGirl

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I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie. I’m about half way through the book, and LOVING it. I can’t wait to see how it all plays out on screen. Judging from the talented people behind and in-front of the camera, I’m betting it’s going to be really good.

Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win the movie tie-in edition of the book and $25 Visa gift card to see the movie when it opens. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on October 1st. Winner must be 18+ and living in the U.S. No PO Boxes.

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A Look back @ Rose Byrne, Enter to win a #NeighborsMovie Blu-ray Combo Pack

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Rose Byrne has developed into one of Hollywood’s most versatile actresses. The Australian beauty has played numerous roles, from her goody-too shoes portrayal of Helen in Bridesmaids, to her roles in horror films like 28 Weeks Later and Insidious, she has shown the ability to effortlessly transition from one character to the next.

In Neighbors, Rose Byrne plays Kelly, the loving wife to Mac (Seth Rogen) and mother to their adorable baby Stella (Elise & Zoey Vargas). While it’s Rogen that’s typically known for his comedic chops, Rose more than holds her own in the film, often stealing scenes from the rest of the hilariously funny cast. The great thing about Rose playing Kelly, is that she gets to break the typical Mom and wife mold seen in most raunchy comedies. Instead of being the responsible adult who always looks to straighten out her kids and goofball husband, she’s often taking part and even playing a leading role in the debauchery that takes place in the film.

In celebration of the DVD & Blu-ray release of Neighbors on September 23rd, we take a look back at the moments that made Rose Byrne our girl crush.

BRIDESMAIDS
One of the most memorable scenes from 2011 comedy hit Bridesmaids is the scene in which Annie and Helen are giving toast speeches at Lillian’s cocktail reception to celebrate her upcoming wedding. Annie & Helen trade off giving increasingly ridiculous toasts to the bride, in an effort to out-do one another. The fact that Byrne is able to hold her one, and even one-up the ever-funny Kristen Wig served as a testament to just how funny she could be.

X-MEN FIRST CLASS
2011’s X-Men: First Class served as a rejuvenating entry for the X-Men film franchise. The introduction of new characters, along with a new era and setting helped to reinvigorate the franchise. Much of the success if then film can be attributed to the stellar cast that assembled to bring the iconic comicbook characters to life. Rose Byrne plays the role of Dr. Moira MacTaggart, a genetics doctor who is willing to do whatever it takes to get answers. In what is one of the risqué scenes of her career, she smoothly and seductively works a room of politicians in nothing but lingerie. Her persistence pays off, as she is able to sneak away from the party and get the answers she needs.

28 WEEKS LATER
Rose Byrne plays Scarlet, an Army doctor helping to rebuild Europe after the outbreak of the Rage Virus in 2007’s zombie film, 28 Weeks Later. The follow up film to Danny Boyle’s classic 28 Days Later is viewed as one of the better horror sequels of all time. A large reason the film being so widely loved is the on-screen charisma of Rose, as well as the break out performance of Jeremy Renner as Sergeant Doyle. Amidst the chaos of the zombie outbreak in the film, Scarlet shows she’s a tough cookie as she disposes of an infected soldier with a well timed headshot. This is hardly the first time Rose has handled a gun, as you will see in the next entry.

DAMAGES
Rose Byrne became a household name with her portrayal of Ellen Parsons in FX’s hit series, Damages. Despite acting alongside one of Hollywood’s most iconic actresses in Glenn Close, Rose had a number of outstanding scenes that proved to audiences that she had one of a kind talent. While her character at times was that of a victim in the show, there wasn’t a more powerful scene than when she took a stand against domestic violence and protected her mother from her father, offering to shoot him in any limb he preferred. Her pointing a gun at him and emphatically telling him to “get the f*ck out” was one of the most talked about scenes from the show.

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Good fences aren’t nearly enough to keep things neighborly when a non-stop rager breaks out in the suburbs next door to sleep-deprived new parents in the comedy blockbuster, Neighbors, available on DIGITAL HD August 12, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The outrageously funny comedy will arrive on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand September 23, 2014. Both the Digital HD and Blu-ray™ include a never-before-seen uproarious Alternate Opening that Yahoo! Movies’ Kevin Polowy hails as “explosively funny.” The Alternate Opening reveals just how the boys of Delta Psi Beta came to suburbia. The Neighbors Blu-ray™ Combo Pack will also include additional bonus features including a Gag Reel, Line-O-Rama, Behind The Scenes interviews and more.

By all appearances, new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) are living the American Dream – complete with an adorable baby girl and a beautiful new starter home in the suburbs. Still, the early-thirtysomethings want to believe they have a modicum of coolness left within them. So when they discover that their new next-door neighbors are none other than dozens of Delta Psi Beta fraternity brothers led by charismatic president Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron), they try to make the best of an awkward situation. But when the frat’s parties grow increasingly more epic, both sides of the property line begin to fend for their turf. The neighbors’ relentless sabotage escalates into outrageous one-upmanship, beginning a Greek war for the ages. Also stars Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

Enter to Win!

One Five Dollar Shake reader will win a Neighbors Blu-ray Combo Pack. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on October 3rd. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. or Canada. No PO Boxes.

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FTC Disclosure: Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free products and compensation are often received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. Sponsor to handle all prizing.