Cedar Point Money-Saving Offers! Come get your thrill on!

There is still time to get your thrill on at Cedar Point! This weekend, Cedar Point will be celebrating Labor Day with its first-ever Dollar Days, two nights of fireworks, money-saving offers on admission and exclusive deals and benefits just for season passholders.

Dollar Days

The highlight of this weekend’s events are Dollar Days! For only $1, hungry thrill-seekers can enjoy hot dogs, pretzels, ice cream, popcorn and more at select locations while supplies last. Also, several games of skill will be just $1. Guests of all ages can enjoy learning more about the mammoth creatures that once roamed around the planet at Cedar Point’s Dinosaurs Alive!, also for just $1! Dollar Days will be held Friday through Monday, Aug. 29-Sept. 1.

Fireworks

Also this weekend, Cedar Point will be hosting two fabulous fireworks displays. On Saturday and Sunday night, Aug. 30-31, the sky above the park will come to life with a fireworks extravaganza that is sure to thrill. The fireworks display will take place each night at 10 p.m.


Money-Saving Offer

Park-goers can save money on admission all this week with the new Summer Send-Off ticket, available exclusively online. Guests can purchase a ticket for only $44.99, that’s a savings of $15! Ticket valid for a one-day visit now through Sept. 1. Please use promo code SUMMER to take advantage of this great offer.

Season Passholder Appreciation Weekend

Cedar Point will be honoring all current passholders during Season Passholder Appreciation Weekend. On Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1, all 2014 passholders can purchase a special bring-a-friend ticket for only $19.99! Passholders can also enjoy exclusive ride time on some of the park’s most popular roller coasters, including Millennium Force, Top Thrill Dragster and GateKeeper.

2015 Season Passes

The absolute best way to save time and money is with a Cedar Point Season Pass. 2015 passes are on sale now at their lowest price of the year! And with the installment plan, payments have never been easier and more budget-friendly. For a limited time, new passholders will receive a free admission ticket to Cedar Point, valid on any operating day in 2014 – including HalloWeekends!

Did someone say HalloWeekends!? Well, that’s my family’s favorite time to visit Cedar Point. We’re already counting down the days…

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Looks like there will be even more to be scared of this year. Visit the official HalloWeekends website for all the info.

Get social with Cedar Point! Like them on Facebook, follow on Twitter and check out out the point on their YouTube channel.

FTC Disclosure: Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free park passes and products are received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. Thi spost contains no affiliate links.

7 Things on Sunday

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

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1. Spent hours on unfinishing our basement, after being flooded with sewer water. Still have a lot of work to do.
2. Took a break from it, and went camping up north.
3. Enjoyed a nice visit with my daughter, and both granddaughters.
4. Sold an item on a local Facebook group.
5. Went to the movies with my daughter, husband and dad to see Expendables 3. Loved it!
6. Started back to school shopping. Found great prices at Staples this year.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Free Activity Sheets #VeryBadDay

Get your lucky charms ready! Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is coming to theaters on October 10, 2014.

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In celebration of this fun release I have a few fun activity sheets, and a delicious Crustless Quiche recipe to share with my readers.

Just click on each link below to print in .pdf form.

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Birthday Cake coloring Sheets

Don’t miss this Crustless Quiche recipe!

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Starting Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Ed Oxenbould, Megan Mullally, Jennifer Coolidge, and Bella Thorne, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day will be in theaters October 10, 2014.

Get social with this release by following on Twitter and Facebook!

“Parents Just Don’t Understand” on The Hub Network #HubClub

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“Parents Just Don’t Understand” is a new light-hearted and fun-loving unscripted series hosted by Joey Fatone (‘NSYNC, “Rewrapped”). Premiering Saturday, August 23 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. on The Hub Network, the series will give parents and kids a chance to walk a day in each other’s shoes and experience firsthand the demands that each struggles to balance.

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Fatone also serves as an executive producer of the series, along with Christian Sarabia, Rabih Gholam, Bicha Gholam, Nicole M. Reed and Allegra Newman. Cindy Nemes and Michael Wilder serve as co-executive producers. The 22-episode series will be produced by Endemol’s 51 Minds Entertainment for the Hub Network, champions of family fun and the only network dedicated to providing kids and their families entertainment they can watch together.

I recently received a fun package from The Hub Network that included an advance screening of “Parent’s Just Don’t Understand” to view with my family.

In the premiere episode, “The Touchdown Maker and Cupcake Baker,” Fatone swaps the lives of a 13-year-old and his underappreciated mom of five children. While the son tackles taking care of his siblings and a demanding job at the railroad, his mom must power through chores and football practice. Continuing in the spirit of “Freaky Friday,” the series will also showcase other parent-child swaps including a teenage ballerina and her feisty single-mom, a roller derby devotee and her princess-loving mom, plus a single-dad who takes on his son’s rigorous athletic schedule.

We really enjoyed checking out this new series. It was interesting to watch with our teenage daughter, who feels that we never understand. Watching it together gave us a chance to laugh at the ones being swapped, but to also talk about our own day-to-day lives. What a great premiss for a series! Anything that is entertaining enough to get the whole family to watch, and is thought provoking enough to get us talking, has my vote. We’re looking forward to watching more ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand”.

“Parents Just Don’t Understand” premiers Saturday, August 23 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT!

To find the channel in your area, please visit HubNetwork.com and check the channel locator at the top of the page.

Visit the Hub Network on Social Media:

Facebook at Facebook.com/HubTVNetwork
Twitter @HubTVNetwork
Instagram @HubTVNetwork
YouTube at YouTube.com/HubTVNetwork

Share your thoughts!

Are you planning to watch “Parents Just Don’t Understand”? If you do watch- I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. Here in the blog comments or even on our Facebook page.

FTC Disclosure: Free products were received as a thank you for being an Official Hub Club Blogger. I was not asked or influenced to write a positive blog post. All opinions expressed and photos used are honest and my own.

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Legends of Oz Twitter Party #OzInsiders

Join us for a fun night celebrating the music of Legend of Oz: Dorothy’s Return available now on Digital HD and Blu-ray on August 26! Relive your favorite songs from the movie for the chance to win Digital HD movie download codes, graphic novels, character collectables, costumes, dolls, and more! We will also be releasing DVD bonus sing-a-long videos for you and your family to enjoy.

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The party will be heavily themed with the music (a ‘tweet-a-long’) with fill-in-the-blank lyrics, etc.

Win movie downloads, prize packs and more!

DATE: Friday, August 22nd from 9PM – 10PM Eastern/6PM – 7PM Pacific

INFO: Party host @ThriftyChicMom

Follow: @LegendsOfOz , @FoxHomeEnt and @FHEInsiders

Official hashtag #LegendsofOz

Also be sure to follow me @5_dollarshake, I hope to see you at the party!

Wild Summer Nights @ The Detroit Zoo #DZWildSummerNights

Join Mr. Seley and the Troublemakers tomorrow (8/20) at The Detroit Zoo!

The Detroit Zoo gets even wilder on Wednesday nights with its annual Wild Summer Nights concert series. Concerts take place in the Zoo’s Main Picnic Grove from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Wild Summer Nights features a variety of live music from local bands, including children’s, jazz, pop, folk and blues. Concert-goers are invited to bring a blanket and pack a picnic. Food, snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase from Zoo concessions. The concerts are free with Zoo admission, which is $6 after 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August. For the first 100 non-member car or vans that arrive at the Zoo for the Wild Summer Nights, Ford Motor Company will be paying for your parking of $6 (Members receive free parking). Plus, the Zoo remains open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays during the concert series.

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Valvoline Instant Oil Change will have a booth at the event handing out candy, coupons and prizes from their spin-to-win wheel. Ford is paying for the first 100 non-member cars that come after 6 p.m. every Wednesday night.

Woo-hoo! We love companies that give back to families in our community.

Also, Five Dollar Shake readers can print the below exclusive coupon to score 15% off their next Valvoline Instant Oil Change!

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This coupon will be accepted without Zoo Membership.
Learn more about Valvoline and to find the location nearest you visit http://www.vioc.com/.

Visit http://detroitzoo.org/events/wildsummernights for complete concert details.

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.

A Haunted House 2 Blu-ray™ Combo Pack Review

Marlon Wayans returns in this outrageous and wickedly funny sequel! A Haunted House 2 is avaible NOW on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, & DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

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Having overcome the demons of his past, Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) is ready to start over with his new girlfriend Megan (Jaime Pressly) and her two adorable kids, Wyatt (Steele Stebbins) and Becky (Ashley Rickards). When their house is plaguedby a rash of bizarre paranormal events, Malcolm turns for help to his buddy Miguel (Gabriel Iglesias) and exorcist Father Williams (Cedric the Entertainer) in an attempt to drive the evil spirits from his home. But it turns out it’s not just the house that’s haunted…

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Our thoughts:

I didn’t see the first A Haunted House, but knowing that we really enjoy a good horror movie, and we also really enjoy comedy, this movie synopsis sounds perfect for our house. Turns out it is a bit too crude and adult to watch with our teenage daughter. I expected some of this, but it was all a bit much. The jokes in this movie made all three of us uncomfortable to be watching together. Now, on our own, we laughed pretty hard at some of the scenes, but far from all of them. I’d give this movie a 4 out of 10 rating.

Worth mentioning – Gabriel Iglesias is one of our favorites, seeing him do stand-up or in a movie is never a disappointment.

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A Haunted House 2 might be worth watching if you know what to expect, or if you enjoyed the first installment. Keep in-mind there is a lot of explicit sexual scenes and language, this movie is rated R for a reason.

A Haunted House 2 is available now to rent or purchase!

FTC Disclosure: Free product was received for the propose of this blog post. all opinions expressed are honest and my own.

Texas Rising to premiere on Memorial Day 2015

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History’s “Texas Rising,” detailing the Texas Revolution and the rise of the Texas Rangers, will premiere Memorial Day, May 25.

Oh, this is going to be good…

The eight-hour event series from exec producer Leslie Greif (“Hatfields and McCoys”) stars Bill Paxton as Texas legend Sam Houston and follows his fight for Texas’ independence against Mexican general Santa Anna.

“We’re ecstatic with what we’ve seen so far from production,” said Dirk Hoogstra, History and H2 exec VP and general manager. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off summer than with a big television event that’s sure to resonate with our fans.”

Check out this stellar cast…

The series cast includes Bill Paxton, Kris Kristofferson, Brendan Fraser, Ray Liotta, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Christopher McDonald, Thomas Jane, Olivier Martinez, Chad Michael Murray, Jake Busey, Crispin Glover, and Sarah Jones.

Wow, I am really looking forward to this! Can it be 2015 now?

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