Rio 2 Sing-a-long Edition coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD 11/4 #FHEInsiders

Just in Time for the Holidays, Rio 2 is Back with a Limited Edition Sing-Along!

Sing-along with your favorites including: Billboards Rising Star Award® Winner Janelle Monae, Tony Award® Winner Kristin Chenoweth, Anne Hathaway, Grammy Award® Winners Bruno Mars & Jamie Fox & More!

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Now you can sing-along with your favorite characters to songs What is Love, I Will Survive, Rio Rio & more! Come take a walk on the wild side with Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez and an incredible flock of all-star talent in this soaring sequel to the animated hit comedy Rio!

Blu-ray™ Special Features

  • Rio 1 Refresher
  • Birds & Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
  • I Will Survive multi-language music video

Rio 2 Sing-a-long Edition coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD on November 14, 2014!

Watch for more Rio 2 Sing-a-long fun, including free activity sheets and a Blu-ray copy giveaway to be posted soon.

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.

Trailer Park Tuesday, The Best of Me – Special Trailer feat. Lady Antebellum #TheBestofme

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Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

Director: Michael Hoffman

Cast: Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Liana Liberato, Luke Bracey, Gerald McRaney, Caroline Goodall, Rob Mello, Sebastian Arcelus, Jon Tenney.

In theaters October 17th!

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I had the honor of visiting the set of “The Best of Me” during their last day of filming in New Orleans. It was a great experience! I can’t wait to share all the details of my visit as we get closer to the release date, such as interviews with James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Liana Liberato, Luke Bracey, and Nicholas Sparks.

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You can see a few more of my set visit photos on Instagram.

Set visit aside, I absolutely loved this book, and am really looking forward to seeing it play out on screen.

How about you? Did you read “The Best Of Me” by Nicholas Sparks? Are you planning to see the movie?

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.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

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.

7 Things on Sunday

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

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1. Spent a nice evening visiting with my Aunt and her dog, Jasmine
2. Shopped with gift cards and bought a new camping table and inflatable mattress.
3. Watched Rob the Mob and really liked it.
4. Enjoyed birthday cake with our granddaughter. She turned seven.
5. Had six teenagers sleepover the night before driving them to and from Van’s Warped Tour.
6. Had three of them sleepover after the concert.
7. Had two of them sleepover the next night. It’s been a full house for three days.

Backyard Camping & Rio 2 Digital Download Review #RIO2Insiders

When our recent road trip to up north had to be canceled we decided to celebrate the release of Rio 2 with a fun backyard camp out.

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Our back yard is a far cry from the amazon, but with a tent, some Rio 2 activities, campfire and Rio 2 Digital Download, it was a fun adventure for the whole family. One we wont soon forget.

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We kicked off the day with a fun scavenger hunt that led Becca to finding her Rio 2 goody-bag. The bag was filled with activities, travel essentials, Rio bracelets and fun tattoos! After a campfire lunch and just like any other camping trip, my husband and hound took their afternoon nap in the tent. Becca and I spent that time enjoying our Rio 2 activity sheets. Our favorite 3D Ball Soccer. We laughed so hard, I don’t know how anyone could have been napping.

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After dinner we downloaded Rio 2 using iTunes. Downloading was easy, and faster than I expected, and by using iTunes we scored a whole flock of fun movie extras! The best part of digital download is that we now have access to the movie anytime, anywhere by using our phone or tablet. This will come in real handy the next time we do make it up north! It’s along car ride for the girls.

Our thoughts on the movie;
If you enjoyed the first Rio movie, you’re going to enjoy this one. Even though there are some jokes that older kids and adults are more likely to catch, the movie is fun for the whole family. Becca who is about to turn seven and our teenage daughter who just turned fifteen both really enjoyed the movie and have watched it a second time already. The animation is stunning, filled with emotion and colorful characters. Then of course there is the music. Just like the first installment Rio 2 has a great uplifting soundtrack. I’m not always a fan of animated films, but this one I’m happy to have in our home library.

Rio 2 is available to purchase on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray combo on July 15th, or you can visit the iTunes store NOW to purchase Rio 2 on HD Digital Download!

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.

Rio 2 Summer Survival Bucket List & Blu-ray Combo Giveaway #Rio2Insiders

The cast of the animated hit comedy Rio returns — along with a new flock of all-star voice talent, including Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Garcia and more — in this high-flying sequel for the whole family. The party continues when Blu (Oscar® nominee Jesse Eisenberg1), Jewel (Oscar® winner Anne Hathaway2) and their three kids take a walk on the wild side and embark on a colorful, comical, music-filled journey through the Amazon. Flying onto Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD on July 15th!

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Just in time for summer vacation, this “hilarious family adventure” will samba its way into your home with exciting bonus features and extras everyone will enjoy. Jewel tries to teach her little one’s that being outdoors and giving technology a rest is so important! Balance is key! To prepare you for the release of Rio 2 onto DVD and Blu-ray, refer to the Summer Survival Bucket List below so you can enjoy some fun in the sun, or some indoor activities without technology, before watching Rio 2!

Rio 2 Summer Survival Bucket List

1. Wear Sunscreen
2. Go to the beach
3. Build a sandcastle
4. Look for sand crabs, but set them free before you head home!
5. Have a picnic with your family
6. Go for a bike ride, don’t forget your helmet!
7. Go to the park and swing on the swings
8. Have a coloring contest with your friends
9. Make homemade popsicles
10. Play soccer in the backyard
11. Ask your parents if you can bake cookies together
12. Read a book
13. Go swimming
14. Play in the sprinklers
15. Play basketball
16. Throw a Frisbee
17. Build a fort
18. Roast marshmallows for S’mores
19. Paint a picture
20. Watch Rio 2!

Enter to win!

One lucky Five Dollar Shake reader will win a free Rio 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack! 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 must be 18+ and live within the continental U.S. One winner will chosen and contacted by email on July 17th.

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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

Free Rio 2 Activity Sheets #Rio2Insiders

Get ready to shake your tail feathers! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you deep into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest for the most fun you’ll have all summer, as RIO 2 debuts on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD July 15!

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In celebration of this fun release I have free activity sheets to share!

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Watch for several exciting Rio 2 blog posts coming soon, including a giveaway!

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.

Bookstock Used Book and Media Sale #BookstockMI

Bookstock’s back at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place, offering incredible deals on used books and media. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit’s biggest and best used book and media sale where all proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit.

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As much as I love movies, I also enjoy reading. It’s something I share with my entire family. Sometimes, there is just nothing more relaxing than curling up with a good book, and getting lost in then story. Yet, books don’t also come cheap. So, I’m super excited to share about Bookstock! A local event to help families enjoy books, and other media at awesome bargain prices.

WHAT IS BOOKSTOCK?
Bookstock is an annual, non-profit used book and media sale. It is a highly visible event with thousands of shoppers. All merchandise sold comes from donations and all workers and organizers are volunteers. Proceeds from the sale, after deducting expenses, are donated to non-profit organizations. Merchandise remaining after the sale is donated to area non-profit organizations and schools.

Thousands of Pre-sorted books and merchandise!

  • Current fiction
  • Non Fiction
  • Books on tape
  • Children’s books
  • Cookbooks
  • CD’s
  • DVD’s

WHEN AND WHERE DOES BOOKSTOCK TAKE PLACE?
Bookstock takes place April 27-May 4, 2014 at Laurel Park Place in Livonia, Michigan.
On Sunday, April 27, 8:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m., there is a Pre-Sale for which there is a $20 entrance fee. After that, admission is free.
Hours are 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on both Sundays.

WHAT BENEFITS DOES BOOKSTOCK GENERATE?
Bookstock benefits the entire community by recycling gently used books and media and then offering them for sale at value prices. Most books and media range in price from $1-$4, although there are “special selections” (more valuable books) at various price points.

In 12 years, Bookstock has donated just shy of $1,000,000 to non-profit organizations in Detroit and the metro area, including those comprising its coalition. Additionally, Bookstock donates large quantities of unsold books to other non-profit organizations and schools. For example, the Salvation Army receives the bulk of the remaining books and media. Bookstock also underwrites a scholarship at the Wayne State University School of Library Science and supports the Bookstock Fund, a literacy fund that provides micro-grants to enhance literacy and learning in Detroit and the metro area.

WHAT ADDITIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS DOES BOOKSTOCK OFFER?

  • Bookstock’s Monday Madness, Monday, April 28, all day: Each purchaser receives an envelope with varying prizes. Prizes are randomly varied in each envelope but a single envelope could include gift cards, coupons and/or a giveaway.
  • Teacher Appreciation Night, Tuesday, April 29, 3:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.: Teachers with valid i.d.’s receive a 50% discount.
  • Bookstock B.E.S.T. Award, Tuesday, April 29, 5:00 p.m.: The B.E.S.T. Award is given to the winners of a contest open to fourth grade students in the Detroit Public Schools based on submission of a one page essay about their favorite books. Five students, their teachers, and their schools all receive monetary awards.
  • Booksbuster Sale, Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1, 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: For every three items purchased, a fourth one may be gotten for free (it must be the least expensive of the four chosen).
  • Half-Price Sale, Sunday, May 4, all day: All books and media are half price.

This is an incredible event for the entire community!

For more information about Bookstook, call the Bookstock hotline (248) 645-7840, ext. 365 or visit www.bookstock.info. You can also follow along on Facebook. Laurel Park Place is located on 6 Mile Road east of I-275 in Livonia.

I was selected for this sponsored post by Hay There Social Media. All opinions expressed are my own.