My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Series on The HubNetwork

I love that My Little Pony is just as popular as ever! Watching my girls enjoy such cute characters, that I played with as a child just warms my heart. Our granddaughter plays with the toys, enjoys My Little Pony books, and loves to watch the television series.

The HubNetwork’s animated series, “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” from Hasbro Studios, will be airing its fourth season finale this Saturday, May 10th, with two all-new, back-to-back episodes, “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 1” and “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 2,” starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on the Hub Network!


Because her grandma happens to be an Official Hub Club Blogger, our granddaughter Becca was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of the two-part “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” season finale, along with a super fun surprise from The Hub Network.


The two part season finale, is a whole lot of fun! I’m not able to give-away any spoilers, but if you and your little ones enjoy the series, you’re going to really enjoy the finale. I’m also very happy to share that The Hub Network has renewed “My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic” for a Fifth Season! Yay!

After watching the finale, and enjoying a fun My Little Pony themed afternoon, we had the pleasure of a complimentary visit to our local Build-A-Bear store, where Becca was able to chose, stuff and bring to life her very own My Little Pony.


Build-A-Bear has everything a My Little Pony fan could want. Several of the popular ponies to chose from, and a whole selection of My Little Pony themed clothes and accessories. We had a great time during our visit, and Becca is loving having her own My Little Pony.

Watch for my full blog post on our visit to Build-A-Bear, coming soon.


Don’t miss The Hub Network’s animated series, “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” season finale, “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 1” and “Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 2,” Airing this Saturday, May 10th, starting at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on the Hub Network!

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.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Prize Pack Giveaway #LegendsofOz

Last week I published Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return movie poster and trailer, today I have a fun movie prize pack giveaway to share with my readers.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise.

Don’t miss this all new animated movie starring Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters and Patrick Stewart with new music by Bryan Adams landing in theaters on May 9, 2014!


I’m really looking forward to taking our granddaughter to see Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. Dorothy, and her story has been a favorite of mine since childhood. There is also a fun soundtrack (available 5/6) and Bandai Toy Line to go along with the film. I just know our granddaughter is going to love this Dorothy Fashion Doll with her best friend Toto.! Wearing her signature outfit from the film, and included with the doll is Toto, Satchel and Signature Boots for only $19.99. Available at Walmart, Toys R Us, Target, Kmart and Amazon.

One Five Dollar Shake reader will win this fun Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Movie Prize Pack!


The prize pack includes Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return Official Soundtrack, Dorothy Fashion Doll & Toto from the new Bandai toy line, and a $25 Visa Gift Card to see the movie!

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 A valid email is required to enter. Must be 18+ and live within the U.S. to win. No PO boxes. Prize is courtesy of Clarius Entertainment One winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email on May 23th.

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman Photobooth App Sweepstakes & Fun Prize Pack Giveaway #MrPeabody

Mr. Peabody & Sherman, a DreamWorks Animation will be in theaters March 7, 2014. You can read about the movie, and watch the official trailer in my previous blog post.


Ready for some Peabody fun? Of course you are!
Get Your Peabody On with a free app available for iOS and Android. Grab your glasses and bow tie because this custom photobooth app will make you and your friends look like the most stylish time travelers around.


Once you download the app, enter to win weekly prizes in DreamWorks Animation’s “Get Your Peabody On” Sweepstakes! For more information on how to enter visit the Mr. Peabody & Sherman Facebook page.

You also have the chance to win a fun Mr. Peabody & Sherman Prize Pack here on Five Dollar Shake!


Prize Pack includes:

  • $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
  • iPhone case, Spinners & Yo-Yo

Prize pack valued at $40
Courtesy of 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation

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 One winner will be chosen on March 18th, 2014 and contacted by email. Must have a valid email address to enter. Must be 18+ and live within the U.S. to win.

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LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out

Missed the first Installment of LEGO® STAR WARS®? Never Fear! The Empire Strikes Out is out on DVD March 26th and the Force is Strong with You!


Get your lightsabers and LEGO bricks ready because your favorite characters are back in the brand new LEGO Star Wars special, LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out. Catch up on what’s happening in the galactic LEGO Empire with these tidbits about Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out with a fun catch-up on its predecessor, The Padawan Menace.


Hot Holiday Gifts For Everyone @ Best Buy

Looks like Best Buy is the place to find the hot gifts this holiday season. Everything you need for her, for him, for teens, and for kids! This makes shopping for my tech loving family quick and easy.

For the teen on your list. For the gaming daughter on mine – this game a must have!

Released November 16th, Call of Duty Black Ops II is the hottest game for this Christmas season. It’s available for all gaming platforms. Call of Duty, Black Ops II for XBox 360 is $59.99 now at

For “Her or him” on your list. For the movie lover and traveler on my list (a.k.a. myself), a portable DVD player would be nice.

This Sony 7″ Portable DVD Player is on sale at for $69.99.

Let’s not forget the little ones on everyone’s list!

I found this adorable Leapfrog My Pal Scout at for only $19.99.

It doesn’t take much doing to get me to shop at Best Buy, but they are offering more than just low prices this holiday season. Check out some of their details below.

· Print this 10% off coupon that is good for Headphones, Speakers and Health & Fitness Products that is valid 12/2-12/29.

· Buy any 3 tablet accessories and save (up to $75, save $10; up to $100 save $15; up to $150, save $30). No coupon is necessary!

You can count on Best Buy for:

• Value (extended price-match guarantee)

• Convenience (widest selection; free shipping; same-day pickup; extended return and exchange policy)

• Best Buy is offering Free Shipping on all products on through 12/27.

Disclosure: This 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.

Wendy’s Partners with Toys“R”Us for Holiday Savings

No need to wait for Santa to bring a little cheer this holiday season. Wendy’s® is turning the holidays from hectic to happy with a double deal on its Kids’ Meals® to free up your wallet for those stocking stuffers instead.

For the second year, Wendy’s is partnering with national toy retailer Toys“R”Us to provide holiday-themed toys and two money-saving Kids’ Meal offers to bring a little merriment to hungry parents and their children out and about during holiday shopping.

Customers can now receive:

·         $1.99 Wendy’s Kids’ Meal:  Customers can download a digital couponat for a $1.99 Wendy’s Kids’ Meal, compared to an average cost of $3.48.

·         $10 Gift Card Offer at Toys“R”Us:  Unwrap one of the eight new holiday-themed Kids’ Meal toys to find an offer for a $10 Toys“R”Us gift card with a qualifying purchase of $75 at Toys“R”Us. When customers spend $75 or more at the toy store, they will receive a $10 gift card to use on their next visit.

“With these two Kids’ Meal offers, we want to put a little happy into your holidays to give you and your child something to smile about,” said Bob Holtcamp, Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing at Wendy’s. “This holiday season, stop by your local Wendy’s to enjoy a Mozzarella Chicken Supreme sandwich for yourself and a Kids’ Meal for your child and unwrap a deal to put those savings toward your holiday checklist.”


About The Wendy’s Company

The Wendy’s Company is the world’s third largest quick-service hamburger company.  The Wendy’s system includes more than 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the U.S. and 27 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. For more information visit, or


New Toy Coupons

$4.00 off one BARBIE DESIGN & DRESS STUDIO™ Doll

$5.00 off one KRE-O BATTLESHIP Building Set
$2.00 off any one (1) BARBIE FASHIONISTAS Doll
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Marvel’s The Avengers, Go Legos!

Marvel’s The Avengers is coming to theaters May 4th!

Attention all Lego fans, you’ll soon be able to
assemble your own Avengers at home.

These mini heroes will be available in May of 2012.

Go here to view the complete collection.

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Snuggle Time Toys Review

Pillow Pets are still a huge deal in our house! Our granddaughter hasn’t gone a day in the past couple of years without loving her Purple Fluffy Bunny, or napping with her Patriotic Pup. Now thanks to Snuggle Time Toys, she has a couple of new ways to enjoy them. The Snuggle Time Toy product line includes Petjamas (Pajamas for your favorite stuffed toys), Snugglebags (Mini sleeping bags for your favorite plush companions) and even Petjamas Minis (Pint-sized PJs for smaller plush pillow toys). If there is one thing this grandma can’t get enough of – it’s snuggle time with my granddaughter, and these toys just make it more fun. Lately a few of her dolls and pets have been sharing a Snugglebag during the day, but come night time it’s all serious business as her purple pets take top priority as they get ready for bed.

Snuggle Time Toys are simply adorable. Adding the handle to the Petjamas was a great idea. Becca is always on the go and using it often. She likes Snuggle Time Toys because they brought new life to some of her favorite toys. We like them because they seem to have a long durable life. I’ve washed the Petjamas at least four times already, and they still looks great. Fitting several of her stuffed animals, both of these products are getting a lot of use and holding up nicely.


Designed to fit standard-shaped, 18-inch Pillow PetsTM as well as other stuffed toys, Petjamas are interchangeable, durable and easy to clean. These soft covers function as pillowcases, fun clothing or helpful carrying cases with grab-and-go handles and pockets for storing important belongings. Available in three different fabrics—Fluffy, Knobby and Quilty—Petjamas come in a variety of fun colors such as Banana Creme Squeeze, Chocolate Cuddle Cake, Plush Plum Purple, Squishalicious Pear, Blueberry Muffin, Pink Princess Plush, Strawberry Shortcake, and Black Licorice Twist.


Snugglebags act as perfect slipcovers for children’s favorite stuffed toys and comfortably fit a variety of shapes and sizes, including Pillow PetsTM. Available in Midnight Snack (blue and orange) or Dreamsicle (pink and purple), Snugglebags are cushy and convertible, keeping plush toys ultra clean and cozy for bedtime stories or slumber parties.

With so many varieties to chose from, Snuggle Time Toys make a great gift choice.

Go here to learn more about Snuggle time as a company and here to shop.

Recommended for ages 3 and up, both Petjamas and Snugglebags are available online in the SnuggleTime store at just in time for holiday gift-giving. Petjamas retail for $9.99 and Snugglebags for $12.99.

I was provided with free products for the purpose of writing this blog post. No type of monetary compensation was received. The opinions expressed are all mine.

Aerobie Megatop Review & Giveaway

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Living in Michigan we definitely get our share of cold winter weather. This often leaves us searching for new indoor ways to have fun with the kids. Simple and inexpensive is a huge bonus. The Aerobie Megatop is not only both of these, but it brings back some of my own childhood memories with a fun new twist. Aerobie Megatop has given us hours of interaction and fun as a family. Just like the previous Aerobie toys we’ve reviewed, this one is also a big hit.

Below is a short video on Aerobie Megatop and it’s fun activities.

  • Perimeter weighted and precision crafted for amazingly long spins
  • Quick launch accelerator easily achieves 3000+ RPM spin rates
  • Tricks and Games for hours of fun and competition
  • Catching plate for catching, throwing, and balancing tricks
  • Spin booster for almost unlimited spin times
  • Made in the U.S.A.


The Aerobie Megatop is available online and at select retailers. Go here to locate one near you.

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