2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE AWC Review

I recently spent a week driving a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE AWC for review. The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is not only nice to look at, but a pretty nice ride too.

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The Outlander Sport offers a fun sporty experience, with the conveniences of a mid-size SUV. Perfect for day to day errands or small family road trips. The Outlander Sport has a 2.0-liter aluminum engine that uses MIVEC technology to balance power with fuel efficiency. Giving this vehicle excellent gas mileage (32 MPG HWY). The ECO Indicator Light also helps maximize fuel economy by illuminating when the vehicle is being driven in a manner that provides optimum fuel efficiency..

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The vehicle I had for review was loaded with all kinds of impressive features. Like FAST-Key, One-touch Start/Stop Engine switch, SiriusXM™ Satellite & HD Radio, MMCS Navigation system, Panoramic glass roof with adjustable LED mood lighting, Heated side-view mirrors, Heated driver & front passenger seats, driving distance to empty to name a few.

My favorite feature – FUSE Hands-free Link System™. Any option that helps keep my focus on the road is a must the next time time I shop for a new vehicle.

My husband’s favorite feature – The headlights! Featuring auto off/on control; stylish-looking LED running lights; and easy adjustable heights, I have to admit they are really cool. Being able to direct them to shine higher, or lower is a real nice feature. Especaily when traveling.

Our teenage daughter’s favorite feature – The Rockford Fosgate® Punch premium sound system that pumps up to 710 watts through nine speakers-including a 10-inch dual-voice coil subwoofer. Because you know – it’s all about that bass!

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Let’s talk safety! Each year Mitsubishi seems to out-do their self by adding to and improving on an already impressive list of features.

Active Stability Control (ASC). This feature employs sensors that monitor the grip on each tire. If one wheel begins to slip due to ice, it automatically applies more pressure to the wheels with the most traction.

Rearview camera. This provides a wide-angle view of the area behind the vehicle, making it safer and easier to navigate out of tight parking spots and also helps to avoid hitting things while backing out of a driveway.

Anti-Theft Alarm System. The 2015 Outlander Sport SUV is equipped with an integrated anti-theft alarm system and engine immobilizer that automatically interrupts power to the most crucial electronic circuits.

7 Airbag Safety System. Including a Driver’s Knee Airbag.

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The Rear cargo compartment features cargo tie-down utility hooks, and has the option to lay flat over the back seats to optimize space. I didn’t have the need. For every day errands and grocery shopping, there was more than enough room. There is even a full size spare tire in the cargo floor!

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There is very little about the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport that I didn’t like. One being the lack of lighting in the back seat. The seat belts are not easy to buckle in the day light, and in the evening was almost impossible for two adults passengers. I also felt the Paddle shifters were more in the way and confusing than beneficial. They felt very out of place in this vehicle.

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The positivity definitely out shines the negative when it comes to the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and I would recommend it to a family of 4 or less. Or as an excellent second vehicle.

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Visit www.mitsubishicars.com to learn more, and to find a Mitsubishi dealer near you.

Disclosure: I was delivered a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE AWC to drive for seven days. No monetary compensation has been exchanged. Photos used and the opinions express are honest and my own. I was not asked or influenced in any way to write a positive review by Kia . I am disclosing this information as part of the legal FTC blogger regulations.

The Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD Review & Giveaway #disneymusic #enmnetwork

I received the Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links.

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The little Mermaid has special meaning in our house. It was our older daughter’s first theater experience, and has remained a favorite of hers into adulthood. It is also a favorite of our younger daughter, and most recently, our granddaughter. A set of characters, a movie and a soundtrack to touch the hearts of all three of our girls, who are so different in age, is pretty special in my opinion. So being chosen for this review makes my job real easy – we LOVE it. We’ve listen to it several times already. So often that our granddaughter has been heard singing ” Poor Unfortunate Souls”, and “Part of Your World” while she showers.

The Little Mermaid Legacy Collection

The Little Mermaid Legacy Collection is a two CD set packaged in a beautiful CD-sized hardcover book. The CD set features the songs and score from the film by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman. The book contains illustrations, song lyrics and extensive liner notes about the film and music. Created by Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios.

“I hope listeners experience some of our memories and I hope they take away, as I do, a lot of re-discoveries. The demos of some the song moments take the listener through the process on how they were developed, understanding what the authors wanted to communicate, and ultimately leading into what the song became.” – Menken

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The Little Mermaid is the fourth release in The Legacy Collection joining The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Sleeping Beauty. The next release is set for later this month and it is a 4 disc set of Fantasia. Soundtracks for Pinocchio, Toy Story, Disneyland, Lady and the Tramp, Pocahontas, The Aristocats and Cinderella are set for release throughout the year.

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid 2-disc set is available at Disney Music Emporium and on iTunes.

Make the Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid part of your world and enter to win it for free here on Five Dollar Shake!

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The Book of Life Activity Sheets, Recipe & Blu-ray Giveaway #BOLinsiders

Celebrate the New Year with the ultimate family adventure. Bring home the magic and excitement with “The Book of Life” coming to Blu-ray and DVD January 27, 2015.

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites you and your family to join Manola, Maria and Chuy as they embark on a magical journey that takes them on an adventure of a lifetime in THE BOOK OF LIFE available on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™ and DVD January 27. Written and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro, the characters venture to the Land of the Remembered and embrace the rich culture and family history brought to life by the all-star voice cast of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman, Kate del Castillo, Christina Applegate and Ice Cube.

The Book of Life is a breathtaking animated comedy with a dazzling visual style unlike anything you’ve seen before. Torn between the expectations of his family and the desires of his heart, a young man named Manolo sets off on an epic quest that spans three spectacular worlds in order to reunite with his one true love and defend his village. Not your ordinary fairy tale, The Book of Life is a wondrous fantasy-adventure filled with magic, music and fun!

In anticipation of this fun release I have a free recipe and activity sheets to share! Just click the images below to print and enjoy!

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The Book of Life Blu-ray™ brings culture and comedy into your home with unforgettable special features for parents and kids alike. Continue the fun with an all-new bonus short “The Adventures of Chuy”, highlighting the film’s lovable scene-stealing pet pig. Additionally, relive the musical hits from the film with the “Music Machine” featuring Latin-inspired versions of popular songs by Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart and more!

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Enter to win The Book of Life on Blu-ray 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 my email, please contact me at shakingit@gmail.com. One lucky winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on January 27th. Winner must be 18+. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada mail address only. 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.

Spongebob Squarepants Day of Positivity Hits Detroit on Monday, January 5th #SpongeBobMovie #DayOfPositivity

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water and Emagine Entertainment have created a week-long celebration of positivity with a fun kickoff event on Monday, January 5th.

Spongebob Squarepants is taking the dreaded first Monday of the New Year and turning it around to celebrate his best quality, positivity. In honor of this national event, Spongebob Squarepants and Emagine Entertainment will be holding a week-long promotion to give back to the community with a special Spongebob Squarepants Pants Donation Drive at six of the Emagine Entertainment Theaters in Metro Detroit.
Movie goers that donate new or gently used pants, slacks and/or snow pants will receive a free popcorn vouchers good at participating Emagine Entertainment location. Promotion will run from Monday, January 5th through Sunday, January 11th at Emagine Entertainment Locations in Novi, Canton, Woodhaven, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak and Macomb.

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The official Spongebob Squarepants Day of Positivity party will be taking place on Monday, January 5th, 6pm at Emagine Novi. This party will include Spongebob Squarepants games, giveaways and a special screening of the 2004 film, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie. The party will be hosted by Hot 107.5 FM DJ UKNOWCELL and will include spinning from 10 year old Michigan whiz kid, DJ SuperClark. Come out to dance, play games and help spread positivity.

This FREE event is open to kids of all ages but attendees are encouraged to bring a pair of pants to donate.

About The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water:

pongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet. Starring Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Douglas Lawrence, Clancy Brown, Carolyn Lawrence and Antonio Banderas. Directed by Paul Tibbitt and Mike Mitchell. (PARAMOUNT PICTURES) Rated PG. IN 3D and RealD 3D.

We’re big fans of Spongebob in our house, and have been for years. Our teenage daughter is so excited about this movie, that she’s been counting down the days until it opens.

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water splashes into theaters on Friday, February 6th, 2015. Visit the official website to watch the movie trailer.

Kenny Chesney @ Ford Field #Detroit #TheBigRevivalTour

Hold onto your hats Detroit, because one of Country Music’s biggest entertainers – Kenny Chesney is bringing The Big Revival Tour to Ford Field on Saturday, August 22nd 2015 and he’s bringing Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert and Chase Rice with him.

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“Kenny Chesney’s stadium shows are always full-blown concert experiences, none more than his 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour with good friend Eric Church sharing the bill. When the 8-time Entertainer of the Year was readying his Big Revival Tour, he thought about the markets where Church hadn’t played on his previous run – and asked the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Album of the Year winner for the double-Platinum Chief to join him for the markets he’d not already played.”

“Chesney is the only country artist in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years; impressive given headlining began in 2002. Deemed “The King of the Road” by The Wall Street Journal, his summer concerts are legend – and he’s already begin this touring cycle with his 13th #1 Country Album The Big Revival, which has spawned the multiple-week #1 “American Kids” and “Til It’s Gone,” which hit Billboard’s Country Charts at #18 with a bullet on add date.”

Woo-hoo, this is sure to be a great time!

When: Ford Field on Saturday, August 22nd 2015

Tickets: On-sale Friday,December 5th @ 10:00am

Presale and ticket information will be available on www.fordfield.com.

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?

LG OLED @ BestBuy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy #HolidayGiftGuide

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

When it comes to gift giving, some women appreciate expensive jewelry and fancy clothes. Myself, I’m not one of those women. If Santa is going to spend money on me, I’d much rather find a new tech toy under my tree, or to be honest hanging on my wall. With my love of watching movies at home, it’s really not a surprise to anyone that a new LG OLED Television from Best Buy makes the top of my 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

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What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors.

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  •  Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.
  • 4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
  •  Super thin design (consider how to show visually)
  •  Find content faster with webOS
  • Access premium content from all the best apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and more through your LG Smart TV

Just like the first time I discovered the magic of movies, the power to take my thoughts on a journey. The overwhelming rush of emotion when it comes together perfectly.
Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination. Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com.

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I’ve already established Best Buy as the Holiday Shopping Destination for my gifts this year. I just hope Santa is listening!


Join the party!

Do you love Twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party on Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. Feel free to join in for a chance to win Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gift ideas this Holiday from Best Buy. Also be sure to follow @5_dollarshake & @BestBuy!

Little Big Town, The Pain Killer Tour @ The Masonic Temple #Detroit Ticket Giveaway

Hot on the heels of their wildly successful album Tornado, Little Big Town’s prescription for continued success and creative drive is in their sixth album, Pain Killer.
The award winning band just hit the road running and will be bringing The Pain Killer Tour with special guest Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborne to The Masonic Temple Detroit on December 4, 2014.

Talk about a fun night out. I know a few fans that are going to need a pain killer after this show. Maybe myself induced..

Tickets range from $35-$55 and are on sale NOW at TicketMaster.com.

The band is also offering their fans a unique VIP experience on The Pain Killer Tour. Choose from two limited packages including meet and greets, pre-show soundcheck, exclusive merchandise, and more. For more information and to purchase your Little Big Town VIP visit www.littlebigtown.com.

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Three big facts about Little Big Town

Over 13 tracks, the Grammy-winning quartet deliver proof that country music can still be a mature affair. Not boring, mind you — mature … In short, the members of Little Big Town — all of them in their forties — are not rollin’ up, slidin’ in or leanin’ back. While other artists are adding hip-hop and rap elements to their brand of country music, LBT has eschewed trends and dug deeper, exploring reggae on the album’s title track, Celtic folk on “Live Forever” and hard rock on “Save Your Sin,” Schlapman’s coming-out moment.

Little Big Town assists Blake Shelton on this season of The Voice, especially in preparation for the show’s battle rounds, where contestants are pinned against each other in singing battles in order to narrow down the singers before the knock-out rounds. The group are close with Shelton. They even let him hear their latest album before it’s release and Shelton was very impressed.

Little Big Town was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry Friday night. Opry members Vince Gill and Little Jimmy Dickens were on hand to welcome the group into the Opry fold. The quartet started their performance singing “Bring It on Home” with just an acoustic guitar. They then performed their breakthrough hit, “Boondocks,” and closed out their set singing Kris Kristofferson’s “Why Me.

Enter to win

Are you Detroit’s biggest Little Big Town fan? Want to attend the concert for free? One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a pair of tickets! Enter to win by using the widget below. You’ll need a valid email address to enter. Winner must be 18+ and live within driving distance of Detroit’s Masonic Temple. One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on November 26th.

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