The Smurfs Are Invading + Enter to Win! #smurfmovie #FlyBy

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017

My kids are super excited to see Smurfs The Lost Village! I have enjoyed the previous Smurfs movies so I’m hoping this one is good as well. It released nationwide yesterday, April 7. That means it’s showing at a theater near you! Before you head to the theater you can print coloring sheets, learn how to draw a Smurf, take a Smurfs quiz, and so much more!

In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!
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Watch the trailer above, then head to our Facebook page to enter to win two tickets for you to go see Smurfs The Lost Village in theaters!

This contest ends 4/11/17. Ticket codes must be redeemed by 4/16/17.



What is Your Favorite Store? Comment to Win!

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017

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I often get asked what my favorite store to shop at and find deals is.

Anyone who knows me at all knows the answer to this one. I love Target!! Mostly their clearance. I have found so many awesome deals there. And everyone knows I am a bargain hunter at heart. I hate paying full price for anything! So when I’m able to get birthday presents and gifts for 75% off and next year’s holiday decorations for 75% to 90% off I am thrilled!

They also have good prices on kids clothes and other stuff. But clearance is really what makes my heart pitter patter.

As far as groceries go, Smith’s is my jam. But Smith’s doesn’t get my pulse racing quite like Target does.

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Win It:

Three Mamas readers will win a $25 Target Gift Card!

Just leave a comment on this post letting us know what YOUR favorite store is. Then head to the MoaD Facebook page and Instagram page for more chances to win!

There will be one winner from the blog, one from Instagram, and one from Facebook entries!



It’s Back! Enter to Win a Cinemark Prize Pack Worth Over $150!

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017

I laugh at the jokes. I cry at the sad parts. I smile, I oooh and awww when appropriate; usually when the girl and boy get together in the end. Yep, I am any director or producer’s perfect audience. Basically, I LOVE movies. I love getting immersed into the emotions and forgetting about whatever is going on in my life at the moment.

It has been this way for as long as I can remember. Plain and simple; I LOVE movies. As I’ve had kids I have loved being able to share that with them. I get more excited to see their reactions as to feel my own. And with the new luxury loungers at Cinemark? Yeah. That just makes the whole experience that much better. You can recline, put your feet up, and relax! No fighting over the armrest or worrying about putting your feet up and disturbing the person seated in front of you. Pure heaven, I tell you.

Which means I’m extra excited to share this blissfulness with YOU! Scroll down to see how you can enter to win now!

Win It:

TWO Mamas readers will win a Cinemark Date Night Prize Pack!

(Two winners will receive one $100.00 Cinemark gift card, two 2017 Cinemark refillable popcorn tubs, two 2017 Cinemark refillable cups, and two Cinemark branded luxury lounger blankets)

Just leave a comment on this post letting us know what movie you are most excited to see this year (or your favorite of all time). Then head to the MoaD Facebook page and Instagram page for more chances to win!

There will be one winner from from Instagram and one winner from Facebook entries!
This giveaway ends Thursday, March 16 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to US Residents Only
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.



Cirque de Soleil’s OVO Comes to Utah! Plus, Enter to Win!

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

GIVEAWAY! Cirque de Soleil’s OVO show is coming to the Maverick Center!! I’ve got four tickets for you to see this amazing performance on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 5:00PM. Head to our Facebook page to enter to win now!

OVO is a headlong rush into a colourful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. The insects’ home is a world of biodiversity and beauty filled with noisy action and moments of quiet emotion.

When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives.

It’s love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual.

OVO is overflowing with contrasts. The hidden, secret world at our feet is revealed as tender and torrid, noisy and quiet, peaceful and chaotic. And as the sun rises on a bright new day the vibrant cycle of insect life begins anew.

Buy your tickets now! I’m so excited for this show, it’s ridiculous. I’ll have an update for you after my boys and I go tonight.



Snuggle Up at Cinemark All Year Long + Enter to Win!

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017

I laugh at the jokes. I cry at the sad parts. I smile, I oooh and awww when appropriate; usually when the girl and boy get together in the end. Yep, I am any director or producer’s perfect audience. Basically, I LOVE movies. I love getting immersed into the emotions and forgetting about whatever is going on in my life at the moment.

It has been this way for as long as I can remember. Plain and simple; I LOVE movies. As I’ve had kids I have loved being able to share that with them. I get more excited to see their reactions as to feel my own. And with the new luxury loungers at Cinemark? Yeah. That just makes the whole experience that much better. You can recline, put your feet up, and relax! No fighting over the armrest or worrying about putting your feet up and disturbing the person seated in front of you. Pure heaven, I tell you.

Which means I’m extra excited to share this blissfulness with YOU! Scroll down to see how you can enter to win now!

Win It:

Four Mamas readers will win a Cinemark Date Night Prize Pack!

(Four winners will receive one $100.00 Cinemark gift card, two 2017 Cinemark refillable popcorn tubs, two 2017 Cinemark refillable cups, and two Cinemark branded luxury lounger blankets)

Just leave a comment on this post letting us know what movie you are most excited to see this year (or your favorite of all time). Then head to the MoaD Facebook page and Instagram page for more chances to win!

There will be one winner from the blog, one from Instagram, and two from Facebook entries!
This giveaway ends Monday, February 13 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to US Residents Only
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.



Chipex: Make Your Car Beautiful Again + Enter to Win!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016

I am a SUV driving mama. And I LOVE my SUV. It is pretty and red and since I spend so much time in it, I always want it to look its best. Inside and out! Well, the weather here in Utah has begun to change and winter is here. This means lovely snowcapped mountains, warm fireplaces…and chips in my car!! It never ceases to amaze me how many “dings” I uncover after the salt from the roads is washed off my car every other week (it seems) during the winter months. I ALWAYS find a new little blemish! Seriously. What was this SUV driving mama to do? Get Chipex. That’s what!

Chipex touch up kits are exactly what you need to make your car look its best. If you’re sick of your car suffering at the hands of road rash, stone chips, scratches and other minor paintwork damage, using Chipex will let you forget about them and take pride in your car’s appearance again.

Using paint that completely matches your car’s original surface, you can use our kit to cover those irritating scratches, chips and markings until they’re no longer noticeable. Our kits are easy to use, and come with all the accessories and instructions you’ll need to restore a perfectly smooth finish to your car’s surface – including clear coat lacquer to ensure your handiwork stays in place.  Our paints also condition your car’s surface to protect it from rust, and from more paintwork damage occurring so easily next time – so worrying about paintwork damage will be a thing of the past.

Simply tell us your manufacturer’s colour code, and we will begin formulating your perfect, colour matched paint, backed with our 100% colour match guarantee


I actually have looked into getting my car a facelift of sorts by having it repainted. UM….NO THANK YOU! The cost was more than even I wanted to pay for my SUV baby. Sorry SUV. So when I heard of Chipex, I thought the only thing I had to lose…was those blemishes! My main concern was making sure the color matched. My SUV is a redish in color? But not a cherry red. Not an apple red. But still it’s red. I absolutely was BEYOND impressed with Chipex and their way of matching my SUV color to a “T”. It is not the easiest color to match, and yet they did. They will even guarantee it.

The Chipex Guarantee

  • 100% Colour-match guarantee
  • Treats stone chips & scratches
  • Fast, simple & safe to use
  • Enhances vehicle resale value

Who doesn’t want to not only add some years to your vehicle, but some pretty as well? Get it looking like new again, without emptying not only your wallet, but your bank account as well! I also loved that I could do this myself. I did not have to pay for someone to come to my house (kinda weird) or drop it off at a shop only to wait a day…or three to get it back. I can do this myself, and its quick and easy to use. Done. And DONE.

How is YOUR car looking? Does it need a little facelift of it’s own? Try Chipex and like me, your will be driving down the road with your head held a little higher. Cause you and your car? Will be looking GOOD.

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Ghostblasters at Desert Star + Enter to Win Tickets!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016

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I love to laugh. Like REALLY love to laugh. I love musicals, dancing and funny jokes. And my 9 year old son? Yeah, so does he. So when the opportunity came up to see a spoof of some of my favorite shows? I was all over that!

 

Since 1989, Desert Star Playhouse has built a solid reputation for producing hilarious, family-friendly entertainment. Desert Star produces original musical comedies. We offer outrageous parodies of classic movies, TV show, and Broadway hits, with a melodramatic twist! Each show also features a high-energy variety show we call “The Olio” following the play with more singing, dancing and Desert Star comedy. It’s 2 shows in 1! Audience Interaction. Outrageous Parody. Unpredictable Fun.

I decided to take my son (because he didn’t really give me a choice) who really “gets” this kind of humor to this Desert Star experience. We were able to see “Ghostblasters: We ain’t afraid of no jokes” I will state it here. Run. Do not walk. Get to your computer or phone and buy Desert Start Theater tickets. You will NOT be disappointed. The actors are amazing and the comedic timing is great! They interact with the audience and as an audience member you get to BOO for the villain and CHEER for the hero. My son and I loved it.

One of the perks of seeing the show in the first few weeks is watching the actors forget their lines and make stuff up on the spot. Not gonna lie: this was maybe my favorite part. They are hilarious!

 

Set in a western theme, the theater itself looks like you have stepped back in time to watch dinner theater at it’s prime. Even the servers are in costume. The food was great and the drinks a plenty! He has already asked to go back again (season tickets maybe). Even if it is to watch what we just saw. Which is exactly part of the fun! You will NEVER see the exact same show twice! Whether it be different actors, a different audience or different impromptu jokes, it will always be a great time! With season tickets also available, it is the gift that will keep you laughing all year long. Get on down to Desert Star Theater! You will pat yourself on the back that you did.

Win It:

One Mamas reader will win a Pair of Desert Star Tickets!

(One winner will receive two ticket vouchers to any play at Desert Star)

Just leave a comment on this post letting us know something that makes you laugh, then fill out the giveaway form below. If you’re reading this in our daily email or a feed reader, then click on the title of the post to be taken to the blog so you can enter to win.
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This giveaway ends Thursday, September 22 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to Utah Residents Only
*Make sure you include a valid email address so we can contact you. This is the only thing your email address will be used for.
*Winner is chosen using random.org.
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.



The Circus is Coming! Plus, Enter to Win!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016

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I am so freaking excited to check out the circus this year! It sounds amazing! Check out all the deets below. Including how to score discount tickets, dates, times, and enter to win a pack of tickets!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World

** First-Ever West Coast National Tour Debut Blasts Off

      In Salt Lake City from September 23-26**

Through the lens of a magic telescope, Out Of This World transports the entire family on an unforgettable outer space journey as Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson and “Circus Starseeker” Paulo battle evil forces, the Intergalactic Circus Queen Tatiana and her bumbling henchman Davis, to return the most talented circus performers in the universe back to Earth.

Families will be amazed by the cosmic voyage storyline exploring extraordinary new worlds and captivated by the twinkle in their child’s eyes as they visit far away planets of ice, fire, sand and water inhabited by gravity-defying acrobats, orbital aerialists, majestic animals and fearless daredevils that will ignite wonder with Children Of All Ages®The newest edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® features several unique performances throughout the story including:

Simet Family Astronauts launching the show, this one-of-its-kind aerial “spacewalk” features three astronauts balancing zero gravity maneuvers on a spinning wheel

Heilongjiang Provincial Acrobatic Troupe – original presentation for the first time in America showcasing the mastery of skilled Chinese acrobatics (such as an 11-person human pyramid and hoop diving) – all performed on ice!

Thrill Skaters introducing a new genre of ice skating, combining lyrical figure skating with energetic freestyle skaters performing tricks and stunts on ice

Sway Pole lead character clown Davis Vassallo climbs a 47-foot pole to complete a handstand five stories above the audience as he sways and tumbles around with a surprise ending; this daring performance can currently only be seen at Ringling Bros.!

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Additional Out Of This World show performance highlights include tigers & lions presenter Alexander Lacey; edge-of-your-seat Cossack Riders equestrian stunts; Globe of Steel motorcycle daredevils; awe-inspiring trapeze artists (performing the Ringling Bros. exclusive dual triple somersault routine with two flyers attempting the trick at the same time); unicycle courtside comedy routines from the King Charles Troupe; the hilarious antics of the Ringling Bros. Clown Alley and more!

 

Free with every ticket purchase, be sure to arrive early for fun-filled interactive elements before the show starts with the Starseeker’s Early Access pre-show experience where families can enjoy sneak peek performances, unique mobile app interactions, clown appearances right in your seats leading up to an exciting dance party show countdown.  Guests are encouraged to download the all-new interactive Ringling Bros. mobile app where families can become part of The Greatest Show On Earth like never before with exclusive content, games and more!

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WHEN:                 Friday, September 23 – Monday, September 26

Friday, September 23                     7:00 PM

Saturday, September 24               11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, September 25                  1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Monday, September 26                7:00 PM

 

WHERE: Vivint Smart Home Arena – 301 S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

TICKETS: Discount Opening Night tickets for $15 each (select seating only; not valid on VIP/premium levels)

All seats are reserved; tickets available for purchase online at Smithstix.com, select Smith’s Grocery locations, charge by phone at 801-355-SEAT or 800-888-TIXX and in-person at the EnergySolutions Box Office.

Win It:

One Mamas reader will win A Family Four Pack of Tickets to the Circus!

(One winner will receive 4 tickets to the Friday, September 23 7:00pm show in SLC, Utah)

Just leave a comment on this post letting us know your favorite thing at the circus and then leave- your name and email address in the giveaway form below. If you’re reading this in our daily email or a feed reader, then click on the title of the post to be taken to the blog so you can enter to win.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends Thursday, September 15 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to Utah Residents Only
*Make sure you include a valid email address so we can contact you. This is the only thing your email address will be used for.
*Winner is chosen using random.org.
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.



Giveaway: Win a Utah State Fair Prize Pack (3 Winners)!

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016

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We picked our winners, but didn’t hear back from one of them! So we are extending this giveaway for one more day! Woo hoo!

Utah State Fair

The Utah State Fair runs September 8 – 18 at the Utah State Fairpark. For more information and continued updates on the 2016 Utah State Fair, visit www.UtahStateFair.com.

Utah State Fair Giveaway

My Family at the Utah State Fair in 2012

My family absolutely loves going to the Utah State Fair every year. It has become a tradition and we love it! There is so much stuff to do and it’s great for all ages. No, really. There are rides, food, animals, exhibits, food, vendors, kids activities, and food! Wait, did I mention there is food? Because there is. And lots of it!

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Me eating Saturday’s Waffle at the Fair in 2014.

There are way too many things to do and see at the fair to list them all, but here are some of my favorites: Little Hands on the Farm (This is my kids absolute favorite thing to do every year), Giant Yellow Slide, Fishing Pond, Bovine Exhibit, Turkey Legs (these things are HUGE! And delicious!), Dutch Oven Cook Off, and the Rodeo. And tons more. There is so much fun stuff at the Fair! If you haven’t been before you have no idea what you are missing. I’ll be adding a full review of this years fair as soon as we get a chance to visit.

 

Buy It:

In case you’re wanting to go there are some great discounts available including;

  • Family Savings Bundle $95 includes four (4) gate admission tickets, two (2) regular All-You-Can-Ride carnival wristband vouchers, and $40 of food coupons that can be used for any of your favorite fair foods or drinks. Available online through September 7th
  • $3 off coupons at Smith’s stores
  • On Patriot Day (9/11) all military, law enforcement and emergency services personnel, with proper identification, will be admitted FREE
  • On September 12 it is ABC4 GOOD4UTAH Family day – Age 12 and under FREE, Age 13 and above $8, Purchase one All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Wristband
    at regular price and receive a second wristband FREE
  • September 13 is Fox13 Day at the Fair – Age 12 and under FREE, Age 13 and above $8
  • September 14 is KSL Free Parking Day – Visit www.ksl.com to print your coupon.

 

 

Win It:

Three Mamas readers will win a Utah State Fair Prize Pack!

(Three winners will receive five admission tickets, to the Utah State Fair)

Just leave a comment on this post letting us know your favorite thing at the fair (or what you are most excited to see) then fill out the giveaway form below. If you’re reading this in our daily email or a feed reader, then click on the title of the post to be taken to the blog so you can enter to win.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends Thursday, September 15 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to Utah Residents Only
*Make sure you include a valid email address so we can contact you. This is the only thing your email address will be used for.
*Winner is chosen using random.org.
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.



Lily Nily = Adorable Jewelry For Your Little One + a Giveaway

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016

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My every birthday, Christmas, Easter and yes, even Memorial Day wish came true the day I found out I was going to have a little girl. Gone were the days of me shopping with my bestie Charity as she was able to peruse the girl’s section of the store and have her arms FULL of frills, bows and dresses galore, while I was “stuck” in the boy section of the store looking for cute stuff, don’t get me wrong. But not necessarily dresses, bows, jewelry, and accessories. JEWELRY!!  I was so ready to shop for jewelry. Yes. I may have squealed like my toddler daughter when I was given the opportunity to check out some jewelry from Lily Nily. I admit it. FULLY.

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What little girl would not look absolutely ADORBS wearing this Princess Carriage Necklace or this Flower Link Bracelet? My favorite parts are the gorgeous shapes, the dainty shapes, the high shine, the gorgeous details…Hmm. There really is not anything I DON’T like about this jewelry!

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And my little girl loves them too! I mean come on! We are talking jewelry here. Every girl loves them, every mom loves to see their little girl wearing them and I may or may not have an issue with only finding the right dresses and shoes to match them…THAT is another topic in itself.

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So when it comes to jewelry and your little girl, Lily Nily Jewelry is not just jewelry you pull out for a special occasion, your little cutie can wear it everyday and look simply scrumptious! The nursery rhyme says it all. “Sugar and Spice and everything nice…that’s what little girls are made of.”

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Win It:

One Mamas reader will win a $50 Lily Nily Gift Card!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Just leave your name and email address in the giveaway form below. If you’re reading this in our daily email or a feed reader, then click on the title of the post to be taken to the blog so you can enter to win.

This giveaway ends Tuesday, August 30 at 11:59pm MST, and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog the next day.
The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to U.S. Residents Only
*Make sure you include a valid email address so we can contact you. This is the only thing your email address will be used for.
*Winner is chosen using random.org.
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.

 

This is a sponsored post. I was given products in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own.