Purina Beyond natural pet food Review & Coupon Giveaway

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Purina has launched its newest line of cat and dog food – Beyond. Available at Mejer.

Purina Beyond natural pet food

  • Beyond starts with natural ingredients. Real meat, poultry or fish is the #1 ingredient, but that’s only the beginning.
  • We’re selective about what goes into our food. But we also say no to corn, wheat and soy, added artificial colors, flavors and preservatives and poultry by-product meal.
  • We hold ourselves to high quality standards. Where ingredients come from and how they’re sourced is an important part of our process. When we start with quality ingredients, it impacts the outcome – a high-quality product for your pet.
  • We don’t take nutrition lightly. Any reference we make to nutrition is backed by our very own in-house pet nutritionists. They formulate every recipe to optimize the way our real ingredients and vitamins and minerals come together to support the long-term health of your pet.

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I recently received a couple of bags of Purina Beyond natural pet food to review here on Five Dollar Shake. Our basset hound (Roxy), is pretty easy going and has never turned down kibble, but our two cats (Harley & Raphael) are extremely picky. When I first opened the bags of dry food the aroma was really strong, and not at all appealing to me. I’m guessing that is a major difference when buying pet food that is made of real meat, poultry or fish. Oh, the fish! Turns out what is smelly to me, is heaven to our pets, because they instantly came running and couldn’t wait to eat the new food. They enjoyed every bite. To keep our pets healthy, and happy, because our pets aren’t spoiled in the least – I’ve been buying nothing but Purina Beyond natural pet food ever since. You can see the quality in the food, and the bags never have crumbs at the bottom like other dry kibble. It’s also very reasonably priced at Meijer.

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I have coupons to share! Two Five Dollar Shake readers will receive a $3 Purina Beyond natural dog food coupon. If you’d like to be entered simply leave a relevant comment on this post. Two commenters will be chosen and contacted by email on November 12th.

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. All photos used and opinions expressed are my own and honest. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive review.

Detroit Zoo Give Back Night @Outback Steakhouse & A $20 Outback Steakhouse Giveaway! #OutbackZooNight

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Outback invites you to join them at any Detroit area Outback Steakhouse location for the Detroit Zoological Society Give Back Night fundraiser. Relax and enjoy the fresh flavors at Outback and they’ll proudly donate 15% of your total check to the Detroit Zoo! Just say “Zoo Night!” to your server!

The Detroit Zoo is one of my favorite local attractions and Outback Steakhouse is one of my family’s favorite places to eat out, so this is a fundraiser we’re really excited about!

Event Summary:

Outback Hosts Detroit Zoological Society Give Back Night Fundraiser

When: Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Where: Detroit Outback Restaurants

Time: Open until 10pm (check your local Outback for hours)

Find a location nearest you: http://www.outback.com/locations

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Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a $20 gift certificate to Outback Steakhouse courtesy of the Detroit Zoo and Outback Steakhouse. Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live within the U.S. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on November 11th.

Good luck, and I’ll see you a the Outback on Thursday, November 6th, 2014!

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Ticket Discount & Enter to Win BIG with our “BEAT THE BLUES” Winter Entertainment Giveaway !! #Detroit

When it comes to live entertainment, and live sports the Detroit area is an exciting place to be. They don’t call us “Hockey Town” for nothing! Yes, we love our sports, but we also enjoy good quality live entertainment. There is nothing like experiencing a live show. That feeling of anticipation when the lights go dim, or the excitement of being a part of an enthusiastic crowd. Our family has been enjoying live shows in the Detroit area for generations. We sure have made some great memories together. If you have yet to experience a live show, I highly recommend that you do.

Below are three exciting live family shows coming to the Detroit area by Olympia Entertainment. Whether you’re looking for an afternoon that your little ones will never forget, or an evening on the town with friends, these shows offer the best in live entertainment.

Be sure to use the links and promo code in this blog post to score the best possible price on ticket sales. You can also enter our “Win BIG with our “BEAT THE BLUES” Winter Entertainment Giveaway”, where one Five Dollar Shake reader will win a four pack of tickets to all three shows!

Pinkalicious The Musical @ City Theatre. November 21- 23, 2014.

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In Pinkalicious The Musical, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe – a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.

The one hour musical, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann and music, lyrics and orchestrations by John Gregor, is based on the popular children’s book Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann. The musical adaptation is directed by Teresa K. Pond with musical direction by Jad Bernardo and original direction by Suzu McConnell-Wood.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze @ Fox Theatre . December 16- 20, 2014.

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze is an original musical extravaganza of ornaments that re-imagines the holiday season with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 performers from 12 countries showcasing an endless variety of imaginative, heart-pounding and gravity- defying feats you have to see to believe. Experience gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires along with snowmen, icemen and penguins, balancing, jumping and spinning in disbelief. The show celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with singers, choreography and exciting production numbers. Performers twirl, bounce and soar thru the air to original music and seasonal favorites brought to life within a stage setting of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering trees & soldiers creating a wonderland of amazement.

Says Creator/Director Goldberg, “Cirque Dreams Holidaze celebrates our brand of 20 years with this unique holiday stage spectacle for the entire family. There aren’t enough shows today where mom and dad can bring the kids and grandparents, make it a date night, fun time for teens and entertain so many generations with…’how did they do that’, ‘wow’ and ‘amazing’. This show has something for everyone.

Sesame Street Live @ Fox Theatre. January 23- February 16, 2015.

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Chamki is from far away and she’s visiting Sesame Street for just one day! Grover has a long to-do list for his friend, from kayaking to hot yoga, but Chamki is busy enjoying cookies with Cookie Monster, singing with Abby Cadabby, and doing ‘The Elmo Slide.’ Will an appearance from Super Grover get Chamki’s attention? Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” offers a fun-filled, interactive learning experience, including up-close and furry interactions on the audience floor! Like television’s Sesame Street, each Sesame Street Live production features timeless tunes and lessons for all ages. The universal appeal of each Broadway-quality musical production continues long after preschool. Adults will appreciate the high-tech stagecraft, cleverly written script, and music they’ll recognize and enjoy sharing with children, such as “Count Me In,” and fun new parodies of “Hot and Cold,” and “Moves Like Jagger.”

WANT A DISCOUNT? VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO ORDER AT THE LOWEST PRICE, USE PROMO CODE: FiveDollarShake
www.olympiaentertainment.com/pinkshake
www.olympiaentertainment.com/cirqueshake
www.olympiaentertainment.com/sesameshake

To order by phone  or email,  contact Anna @ 313.471.3095  or Anna.Dravland@olyent.com
*NOT VALID ON PREVIOUS PURCHASED TICKETS, AT THE BOX OFFICE, ALL SHOW DATES AND TIMES AND TICKET PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. HANDLING FEES APPLY. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL.

Enter to Win BIG !

Prize includes FOUR tickets to each of the above shows playing at the Fox Theatre and City Theatre! Enjoy a night out in November, December, and January!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a family 4-pack of tickets to all three shows! Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winner mus 18+ and understand that these tickets are to be used only on the Detroit dates of each tour. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on November 13th.

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FTC Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Olympia Entertainment in which free event passes are received. No type of monetary compensation has been received. The opinions expressed on fivedollarshake.net are honest. This blog post contains no affiliate links. Olympia Entertainment to handle all prizing.

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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Visit the Official Website

Like ‘The Book of Life’ on Facebook

Follow on Twitter, Tumblr

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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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.

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.

To­ learn­ more­ about ­Cascade ­Platinum, be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
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.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Blu-ray Combo Pack

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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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