Trailer Park Tuesday, Pitch Perfect 2 #BardenBellas #PitchPerfect 2

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The Barden Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012’s smash hit. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.

Director: Elizabeth Banks

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Alexis Knapp, Katey Sagal, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine.

In theaters: May 15, 2015

Let the countdown begin! We’re super excited about this sequel. Planning to see it opening night with my teenage daughter.

How about you? Did you see Pitch Perfect? Any plans to see Pitch Perfect 2 in theaters?

Hallmark: Northpole Toys Review & Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

All the myths and stories from your childhood are true… Northpole is real and it’s bigger and more fun than you can imagine. This year, Hallmark is specially delivering products that help families connect to Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves. Don’t miss the first look into Santa’s magical city called Northpole: watch this behind-the-scenes video and discover the winter wonderland at Northpole1820.com!

We recently received two of Northpolians’ favorite holiday activities to review here on on Five Dollar Shake.

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Avalauncher – Walmart exclusive: With this snowball launcher, kids can practice their snowball skills even when the weather isn’t frosty.

Magic Snowball: No Snow? No problem! Play indoors with these magically-lit, color-changing plush snowballs.

Both toys have been a hit with our girls. Definitely adding to their excitement of the up-coming holidays. I believe there are plans to take their Papa by surprise when he enters the house Christmas morning, and there might have been talk of a hostage or two. With our family being so tech driven, it’s nice to see the girls using their imagination, and having so much fun.

The toys are very well made. The Avalauncher shoots a good distance, and the Magic Snowball is really soft, like snow. Both have been a lot of fun, and make great gift ideas. Which is why we’re happy to have them on the 2014 Five Dollar Shake Holiday Gift Guide!

For more information on these and other funderful ways to bring home a little bit of Northpole magic visit http://shop.northpole1820.com/.
For lot’s of free Nothpole online fun visit http://www.northpole1820.com/.

Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a Magic Snowball, and Avalancher of their own. 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 December 9th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the continental U.S. No PO Boxes.

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

Our How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Night #DragonsInsiders #HTTYD2

A couple of weeks ago I let my readers know that we were planning a fun How to Train Your Dragon movie night. What I didn’t know to tell you was that it would be a whole week-long celebration.

First our party pack was delivered…

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Inside was enough How to Train Your Dragon fun for the whole family. We also recently receive How to Train Your Dragon tattoos, toys, a hat, and a really cool Toothless mug.

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We were so excited about this release that we celebrated all week long. We did dragon arts and crafts, and colored our How to Train Your Dragon coloring sheets. Then on Friday we added the digital code to our account and enjoyed the movie together as a family. The kids loved eating dinner on their How to Train Your Dragon plates, napkins and cups. The week long celebration was fun, but nothing beats time spent together for a family movie night.

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The movie was fantastic! We watched it via Digital HD, and the animation was truly stunning. It’s funny, action packed, but also has a sad twist. I don’t want to give anything away, but I can tell you my teenager (a big fan of the first movie) was not real happy with the sad twist and how it went down. There was some complaining. Other than that, How to Train Your Dragon 2 was enjoyed by the whole family, and is one we’re happy to have added to our movie collection.

The Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD feature hours of bonus materials that I highly recommend. The features explore the beautiful world of dragons. The Blu-ray™ and Digital HD contain four exclusive featurettes, deleted scenes and a 60-minute behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the film. We really enjoyed all the bonus features.

Don’t forget between now and December 3rd, you can enter to win a free How to Train Your Dragon Blu-ray Combo pack here on Five Dollar Shake!

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received for the purpose of this blog post. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Trailer Park Tuesday, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 #BlartRidesAgain

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In this sequel, in which Kevin James reprises the role of Paul Blart, the security guard is headed to Las Vegas to attend a Security Guard Expo with his teenage daughter Maya (Raini Rodriguez) before she departs for college. While at the convention, he inadvertently discovers a heist – and it’s up to Blart to apprehend the criminals.

Directer: Andy Fickman

Cast: Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui, Daniella Alonso, Neal McDonough, David Henrie

In theaters: April 17, 2015

ATTENTION: Blart is back. REPEAT: Blart is back… he he he. I have to admit this make me happy. The first movie is a guilty pleasure of mine. Even though I’ve seen it a dozen times, I still laugh at some of the scenes. Hoping the sequel is just as funny.

How about you? Will you see Paul Blart Mall Cop 2?

Penguins of Madagascar movie clip & prize package #Giveaway #PenguinsMovie

Last week I shared the official trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar. A movie that my family is really looking forward to. We just love these little guys, and can’t wait to see what trouble they get into next!

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This week I have a fun new Penguins of Madagascar movie clip and prize package giveaway to share! Courtesy of DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox.

Check out the clip “How To Be A Spy With Skipper And Private”

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, by DreamWorks Animation will be in theaters November 26, 2014!
Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru, Peter Stormare and John Malkovich
Directed By: Eric Darnell, Simon J. Smith
Produced By: Executive Producers: Tom McGrath, Mireille Soria, Eric Darnell; Producers: Lara Breay, Mark Swift

Official websites – #PenguinsMovie

Visit the Official Website

Follow @DWAnimation on Twitter

Like ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ on Facebook

Follow on Tumblr, Google+

 

Enter to win!

One lucky Five dollar Shake reader will win a Penguins of Madagascar Movie prize package.

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Prize package includes:

  •   $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
  • Penguins activity set & stickers

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 December 5th. Winner must be 18+ and live within the United States. No PO Boxes please.

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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.

Mom Buzz Media, Holiday Giveaway! 7 Winners

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Welcome to the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway!

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And a special thanks to our CoHosts:
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The holiday season is all about giving, although the recieving part is pretty fun too! These wonderful sponsors below want you to have the opportunity to win a holiday gift! Whether you decide to give it away or keep it for yourself is totally up to you, but you can’t win if you don’t enter!

Prizes:

NutriBullet System or BabyBullet System ($79-$110 value)
Every Man Jack $50 Gift Card
Plasma Car ($64 value)
Ninja Turtles 3D Light FX ($42 value)
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PinchMe Dough ($20 value)
$25 Amazon Gift Card (Sponsored by the bloggers!)

Read the product reviews here!

Giveaway is open to US Residents only.
Giveaway begins on 11/15 and will end at 11:59pm on 11/30!

Good Luck!

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Disclaimer: Five Dollar Shake and the hosts/cohosts for this giveaway are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Prizes are to be fulfilled by the sposnor. Winners will be chosen and notified via email. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email or they will forefit their prize and a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associaled, administered or endorsed by Facebook and is Facebook compliant.

Wild Lights @ the Detroit Zoo #Detroit #Giveaway #WildLights #DZWildLights #VIOC

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Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights with more than five million LED lights that will illuminate trees, buildings and more than 100 animal sculptures throughout the front of the Zoo. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities including a craft, carolers, ice carvers and can even write a letter to Santa. The Detroit Zoo also invites guests go on an extraordinary adventure in the Wild Adventure Zone with “The Polar Express 4-D Experience” at the 4-D Theater.

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We love the holidays, the lights, the decorations, the family gatherings – all of it. So, this is one local event my family is going to really enjoy this year.

Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo presented by Bank of America will be open 5:30 to 9:00 PM, on November 22-24, 28-30 and December 5-7, 11-14, 18-23 and 26-31. It’s sure to be an experience to remember!

Tickets are only $8 per guests 2 and up. Tickets can be purchased at the Detroit Zoo website.

Also, if you purchase your Wild Lights tickets online before November 21 you will be entered into a drawing for a Family Four Pack of Tickets to Dinner With Santa at the Detroit Zoo.

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In support of Wild Lights their partner Valvoline Instant Oil Changes has a great offer for Five Dollar Shake readers!

Whether your car is at 500 or 5000 miles, Valvoline Instant Oil Change is encouraging everyone to visit one of their 14 Metro Detroit locations to prepare for winter. Use your Detroit Zoo membership card to save 15% off of your entire invoice. Between now and December 31st, you can also click, print and use the savings coupon below!

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Enter to win!
One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a free Valvoline Instant Oil Change AND a family 4-pack of tickets to Wild Lights at the Detroit Zoo!
Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+. One lucky winner will be chosen and contacted by email on December 3rd.

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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.

VTech InnoTab MAX , Review & Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

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We recently received a VTech InnoTab MAX and VTech’s Learning Lodge® app store gift card for review. The tablet comes preloaded, ready to use and is quite impressive right out of the box.

 

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Built to grow with a child for years of learning fun, InnoTab® MAX, VTech®’s newest tablet with Android™ learning content, uniquely combines VTech’s expert-supported library of cartridges and apps with carefully selected educational Android apps – offering the best of both learning worlds and the widest variety of curricula to provide a superior children’s tablet.

VTech® InnoTab MAX

  •  VTech’s 4th generation kids’ learning tablet features its fastest processor yet with up to six times the processing power of previous generation and a 7” high-resolution multi-touch screen display
  •  InnoTab MAX features an enhanced 2nd generation version of Premium VTech Kid Connect™, at no additional charge, allowing children and parents to exchange voice and text messages, photos, drawings and fun stickers in real time between the tablet and a smartphone
  •  InnoTab MAX offers the best of both learning worlds with access to more than 650 educator-endorsed, age and stage appropriate learning titles as well as carefully cultivated educational Android apps that can be purchased and downloaded through VTech’s Learning Lodge® app store
  •  The tablet comes with 15 onboard apps including Premium VTech® Kid Connect, My Magic Beanstalk, Movie Maker, Art Studio, Wonder Cam Max, E-Reader with Story Dictionary and more
  •  InnoTab MAX also comes with one free Toca Boca app and two additional free apps that can be downloaded from the Learning Lodge
  •  Other InnoTab MAX features include a built-in rechargeable Lithium battery and kid-safe Wi-Fi so kids can explore appropriate online games, videos and websites that have been pre-selected by VTech
  •  Parental controls allow parents to manage their child’s apps, web access and tablet time, as well as view a progress log

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Our seven year old granddaughter loves the VTech InnoTab MAX because she can chat with family members, she can shop for games and fun ebooks, and she likes to plug it in next to her bed to use as an alarm clock on school days. Most of all she loves it because it’s hers, a real tablet of her own. We love the VTech InnoTab MAX because it encourages reading, the games are all educational, and her parents have complete control. Most of all VTech is a name we trust and have counted on through the years for fun education toys that last. VTech InnoTab MAX is by far the best VTech product we’ve experienced as of yet. That is why it makes the 2014 Five Dollar Shake Holiday Gift Guide!

Recommended for ages 3-9 years, with a MSRP: $109.99 you can purchase a VTech InnoTab MAX online or at locations where VTech toys are sold. You also have the chance to win one here on Five Dollar Shake!

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Enter to win by using the widget below. If you have any issue with the widget or would prefer to enter by email, you can contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. 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 December 3rd.

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