Create Your Own Happily Ever After When DISNEY ON ICE presents DREAM BIG Skates into Salt Lake City

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017


Believing is just the beginning when dreamers throughout Salt Lake City witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics in Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Audiences are invited to join eight Disney Princesses – Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White – as they embark on incredible adventures, determined to make their dreams come true. In addition, experience the sisterly love that has captivated millions as Disney’s Frozen is brought to life on the icy stage. Disney On Ice presents Dream Big is playing the Vivint Smart Home Arena from November 16th– 19th.

Audiences will be transported to a world where imaginations soar and anything can happen. Through enchanted pixie-dust, Tinker Bell takes audiences on a journey of beloved Disney tales. Make a splash with the fearless dreamer Ariel as she yearns to explore life above the waves. Watch Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle as they learn about the power to make their own magic. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman Olaf from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love is the greatest magic of all. Be there to discover a whole new world with the daring Jasmine, and join Snow White, Aurora and Tiana as they remind you that strength and kindness go hand-in-hand. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make Disney On Ice presents Dream Big an experience your family will never forget!

WHEN: Thursday, November 16 – Sunday, November 19
o Thursday, Nov. 16 7:00 PM
o Friday, Nov. 17 7:00 PM
o Saturday, Nov. 18 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
o Sunday, Nov. 19 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

WHERE: Vivint Smart Home Area – 301 S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
TICKETS: Tickets start at just $15 each!
Discount Opening Night tickets available for only $10 on select seating (not valid for premium VIP/Front Row seating)

Tickets available for purchase online at SmithsTix.com, charge by phone at 800-888-TIXX or in-person at the venue Box Office.
*prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply



Enter to Win Shopkins Live Tickets!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

Shopkins Live! is finally here! The #1 kids toy in North America is live and on stage in Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! Your beloved Shoppies make their theatrical debut in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette, Polli Polish and more! The fun and fashionista Shoppies are joined by the Shopkins – the grocery store-themed mini collectable toys – Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss, Lippy Lips, Kooky Cookie, Poppy Corn, Slick Breadstick and Shady Diva. An ensemble cast of multi-talented performers brings the show to life on stage through urban style music, song and dance.

All of Shopville is in a tizz as preparations get underway for the annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair.” Shady Diva showcases her latest fashion designs; Lippy Lips gives colorful advice at the nail salon; Kooky Cookie tries to get in a beauty nap! But wait – no event is complete without a few hiccups! Who has high-jinxed the fashion pageant? Where is the super-secret celebrity guest? Will Slick Breadstick ever find a dance partner? The Shopkins and Shoppies need your help – the show must go on!

Shopkins Live! immerses audiences in the world of Shopville using custom-designed theatrical costumes, creative onstage characters, state-of-art video and set design, and original pop songs and music! Grab your besties and check out Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! Check ya later!

One Mamas on a Dime readers will a Family 4 Pack of tickets to Shopkins Live!

Winner will receive 4 tickets to the November 1st show in Salt Lake City, Utah.

To enter this giveaway: Leave a comment on this post telling us who your (or your kids) favorite Shopkins character is and then make sure to leave your name and email address in the Rafflecopter widget below. (If you’re reading this in our daily email, then click on the title of the post to be taken to the blog so you can enter to win.)

You can also get bonus entries!

This giveaway will end Tuesday, October 3 at 11:59 pm MST and the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog on the next day.
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Giveaway: Win a Utah State Fair Prize Pack (3 Winners)!

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017

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Utah State Fair

The Utah State Fair runs September 7 – 17 

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 August 31.
  • September 7 is Coca-Cola Day – Age 5 and under FREE, Age 6 and above $6
  • On Patriot Day (9/11) all military, law enforcement and emergency services personnel, with proper identification, will be admitted FREE
  • On September 11 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 12 is KSL Free Parking Day – Visit www.ksl.com to print your coupon.
  • September 13 is Fox13 Day at the Fair – Age 12 and under FREE, Age 13 and above $8

 

 

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.

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This giveaway ends Tuesday, September 5 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.



Cherry Hill: Utah’s Best Water Park!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017

 

Have you been to Cherry Hill recently? If not, you don’t know what you are missing! Last week my kids and I went for the day. It was my first time visiting and to say I am impressed is an understatement. Seriously, this place is AWESOME! So what do they have there?

Water Park: Pirates Cove Activity Pool has an authentic 40 foot pirate ship with a simulated cannon battle and Caribbean sound. Our foam padded Cardiac Canyon River Run is loaded with caverns, waterfalls, and sudden drops and turns. Our Grant’s Gulch Lazy River has an endless river of fun that you float and soak in. The newly themed Double Dragons are enhanced water slides with fog and lighting in the tunnels. All of this … plus your choice of 2 Swimming Pools to soak and sun at.

 

Miniature Golf: Come play one of the most challenging miniature golf courses in Utah. With an updated look and some new features this golf course is one of a kind. Each hole has a theme such as castles, windmills, ski mountains, and more. Take a Date or bring the Family for some wholesome fun!

During Scary Hill the Mini Golf is re-themed with favorite Halloween characters like Dracula, Witches, Spiders etc.. Pumpkins are lit around the golf along with festive music and Halloween décor. It’s a must see for people who love Halloween!

The Rock: Located next to the Maze. This 30′ rock climbing wall is a test on your nerves and skill as you choose one of the 4 climbing paths. There are easy climbing paths for children and more challenging paths for adults.

Hamster Haven Playground: Your children can literally have a ball in our original ball crawl! Built so your little ones can race through tunnels, scale rope climbs and take on the slide in an area that’s similar to a hamster cage! This is a great place to get their energy out while parents relax in the shade.

Aeroball: Located next to the Jungle Maze you can test your skills on this athletic trampoline game. Brand New Aeroball Units were just installed! The object of the game is to shoot an Aeroball over your opponent while jumping. Score the most points during your game to win!

I am so impressed with what is available and what you can get for your money at Cherry Hill. We had kids from 3 to 14 plus adults and every single one of us had fun! This would be a super fun place to have a Summer party, birthday party, company party, or just a day out with the kids. You can choose which attractions you want to visit and plan ahead for your day. You can eat lunch/dinner on site or head somewhere local and then come back to the park. You can also bring in your own picnic. I can’t wait to go back!

 

Disclosure: I was given free entrance in exchange for this review. The opinions on this blog are my own.



Utah Giveaway: Enter to Win a Family 5 Pack of Bees Tickets!

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017

About upcoming Salt Lake Bees events:

August 18 – Daddy/Daughter Princess Night

September 1 – Fan Appreciation Night

 

Buy It:

Mamas on a Dime readers can now get an awesome discount on Bees tickets!
Save $4 to $7 per ticket PLUS pay no extra fees! Just enter coupon code BEES204 at the link above. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

 

Win It:

One Mamas on a Dime reader will win 5 Bees tickets! You can choose any game that doesn’t have fireworks.

This giveaway ends Thursday, August 24th, at which time the winner will be chosen randomly, contacted by email, and posted on the blog.

The Rules:
*Only ONE entry per name/email address (excluding bonus entries).
*Open to U.S. Residents Only
*Winner is chosen using random.org.
*Winner has 48 hours to contact us, or another winner will be chosen.

This giveaway is sponsored by the Salt Lake Bees. We were given tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.



Utah Deal: Half Off Permanent Cosmetics + My Experience!

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017

Ali from Rise & Shine Permanent Cosmetics is offering an amazing deal to Mamas on a Dime readers! Just let Ali know you heard about her from us and you can save half price on all services!

  • Eyeliner (Both Eyes) $300 $150!
  • Eyebrows (Both Brows) $300 $150!
  • Lip Fill $400 $200!
  • Lip Liner $175 $87.50
  • Beauty Mark $45 $22.50

If you have looked into getting permanent makeup before, you know just what an amazing deal this is. And this deal includes one FREE touch up, PLUS $35 touch ups for life!

I had Ali do my eyeliner last week and I couldn’t be more pleased. The whole process takes about two hours. But your eyes have been numbed and you are relaxed the whole time. Ali is great at letting you know what to expect and exactly what she is doing at each step. They took a couple of days to get used to, but now I’m in love. I love how much prettier I feel without every putting on a stitch of makeup! I know you will love yours too!

  • Here is a step by step of the whole process. Ali had me wear my regular eyeliner to my appointment so she could see just how I like it and there was no guesswork. I think cleaned off all my eye makeup, laid down on a comfy table and closed my eyes. Ali then put on some numbing cream and chatted with me while it took effect. There was no awkward waiting. No wondering what was coming next. None of that weirdness. Ali totally made me feel at ease every single step of the way!
  • Then Ali brought out the needle. Needle? Honestly I don’t even know. I never really saw it. But there was no pain. Zero. The numbing cream did its job and since Ali doesn’t use a machine there were no creepy noises to weird me out. Ali did her thing while making sure it never hurt me and in no time it was over. The most uncomfortable thing for me for me was having my eye slightly open part of the time so she could get the ink where it needed to go. I desperately wanted to close my eyes. Ha! But, that’s it! Ali told me how to treat my eyes for the next few days, let me know about follow ups, answered any questions I had, and I was on my way.

 

Below you can see my before and after pics. They aren’t the greatest pictures ever since I took them myself, but you can get an idea of just how awesome your new makeup can look. Keep in mind, I’m not wearing any makeup at all in either picture. There are also more pictures on the Rise & Shine Facebook page.

Next up? Eyebrows! I will totally be giving you the low down on that one too!



Utah: BOGO Permanent Cosmetics! Woo hoo!

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

You guys! I’m not a super vain or high maintenance girl. I like to keep it low key. But I also like to look my best. Not for other people, but for myself. Which is why I am excited for this BOGO permanent cosmetics deal being offered. I can look my best all the time with very minimal effort. Check out the Rise & Shine Permanent Cosmetics Facebook page for all the details! You won’t want to wait since this deal won’t last long!

Don’t want to have two procedures? You can share with a friend or family member! That means you will just pay half price! I really am excited to check this out and wanted to share with all of you!

Has anyone tried permanent cosmetics? I would love to hear your thoughts!



Are Season Passes & Family Memberships Worth It?!

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

Season passes and family memberships seem to be the norm around here. Everyone seems to have at least one. But are they worth the money? I looked at A LOT of options and prices to answer just that question. My answer? Maybe.

Price matters. No question there. But also location and how often you will use the pass. Most of the passes seem to be about the price of three regular visits. So if you plan on using your pass or membership more than three times in the year you have it, then it’s definitely worth it. Go every weekend and you have more than justified the cost.

Bottom line? Do your research: Make sure the cost is worth the benefits for YOUR family. What works for mine, may not work for yous.

That being said, check out some of my favorites:

  • Cherry Hill: A season pass is priced at $89.95 per person at this waterpark. Prices tend to be lower before the season starts. A single visit starts at $21 for the water park. So you will need to visit more than 4 times to make it worth the price. You can also opt for the King of the Hill season pass for $114.95. This one includes the water park, mini golf, jungle maze, Aeroball, Hamster Haven, BattleStar Blasters, The ROCK and Junior Jungle Boats. This one seems like a way better deal in my opinion.
  • Cowabunga Bay: A season pass is regularly priced at $109.99, but if you wait until the end of the season and buy for next year, you will only pay $64.99! This is a killer deal and you won’t want to wait! Go just 4 times and you have made it worth your while.
  • Discovery Gateway: A family membership (1 adult + 5 guests) is $150. A single visit is $9.50. So a family of 6 would need to go 3 times to be worth it. If your family is smaller, you would need to visit more often to be worth the price.
  • Hogle Zoo: A family membership (2 adults & all dependent children) will set you back $149. So, again, it depends on the size of your family. A family of four would need to go 3 times to make the membership worth it. If your family is bigger it would be worth your while much faster. I prefer to purchase the Zoo Booster membership so I can always get 2 extra people in for free. I’m much more likely to go if I can bring people with me.

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  • The Living Planet Aquarium: Visit the aquarium just 3 times and you will have justified a family membership (2 adults & 4 children) to the Living Planet Aquarium since it is priced at $189.95.
  • Thanksgiving Point: The price for a family membership here (2 adults & dependent children) is $220. But it includes all four Thanksgiving Point venues. Just visit each venue ONCE with a family of five and you have made that membership worth your while.
  • Red Butte Garden: This place is gorgeous! Plus, you can get a family membership (2 adults & 6 children) for only $75. If you have just a family of four you will make the membership worth the price in just TWO visits!

There are tons of other places to get a membership or season pass. Just make sure to do your research before you buy. What are some of YOUR favorite places to have a membership?



Utah: Little Learners Academy=AMAZING School + Coupon

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017

Little Learners couponIt’s that time of year again! Time to figure out where to send your little one to preschool or kindergarten next year.

If you haven’t checked out Little Learners Academy for preschool and/or kindergarten in West Jordan, UT yet you don’t know what you are missing! They are by far the best school I have been to and my son has LOVED every second of school there.
And right now you can save $10 on registration when you mention that Mamas on a Dime sent you!

Believe me, you will not regret sending your child to this fabulous school. Little Learners has a great curriculum with phenomenal teachers. They do field trips, parties, and so much more! Call or stop by today and get your child registered!

I can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled we have been since sending my boys to Little Learners. My oldest son did 3 years of preschool there and also attended Kindergarten. My younger son also went there for two years of with Becky’s cute daughter. And now? My youngest is going there! She went for a few months last year and will be starting again next month. These teachers love our kids and really get to know them. I am beyond impressed. And I know you will be too!

Your child will get the foundation of education that they need. Not only will they learn more than you imagined, they will also learn to love to learn (which is what it’s really all about). My 8 and 10 year olds are both very smart for their age and I know a large part of that is due to Little Learners.

Feel free to shoot me an email to jacki@mamasonadime.com if you have any questions. And don’t forget to like Little Learners on Facebook.



Utah: Cherry Hill $20,000 in Prizes Giveaway!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017

“The Greatest Fun Spot You’ll Ever Know!”

Cherry Hill is Davis County’s go to family friendly activity destination. We have the amenities you need to keep your whole family entertained all day including a water park, mini-golf course, rock wall, jungle maze, campground, and much more! With acres of activities to explore, your whole family is sure to have fun all day long. Cherry Hill has been family owned and operated since it opened 50 years ago.

To celebrate 50 years, they are giving away over $20,000 in prizes including Megaplex tickets, Lifetime products, ski passes, and much more every day of their 2017 summer season. Check out their website and follow them on Facebook for more information and to see a calendar of events.