Utah: Great Discount on Bees Tickets

Posted by on May 1, 2017
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!
You can check out the Bees schedule online before you order.
We absolutely love going to Bees games every year. There is a feeling you get while there that just makes things feel a little more magical. We make a point to go to a number of games every year and with these discounts we can afford it.
We just went to one of the LEGO Fest games and my husband plans on taking my daughter to the Princess themed game later this season. As well as lots of family games in the works. We LOVE baseball!


That Paint Thing – So Fun & Totally Worth it!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017

Have you heard of That Paint Thing? I’m sure you have. Or some version of it. I’ve been wanting to go for forever. But I was a little hesitant since I have ZERO artistic ability. I mean none. I’m pretty good at stick figures, but that’s about the extent of my skills. But I finally decided to bite the bullet and give That Paint Thing a try. Even if I did a horrible job, at least I would have a night out with some of my favorite people, right?

I LOVED it! The instructor is fun, upbeat, very informative, and makes things feel do-able. She takes you through each step of the process, one by one, to create your masterpiece.

That Paint Thing is your LADIES night, DATE night, or FUN night destination. We have teamed up with Leatherby’s Family Creamery, Waffle Love and Brick Oven to offer an atmosphere of creativity and fun. This means we are combining painting, music, and prizes with amazing Leatherby’s Ice Cream, delicious Waffle Love creations or your choice of a tasty menu item at Brick Oven. Menu choice at Leatherby’s or Waffle Love catering included with your reservation.

When you get there, you will check in and find a seat. At your seat it will look something like this:

A blank canvas with the brushes and paints you will need. Depending on your location, a server will come get your food order and you will wait for everyone to show up. Once they do, the fun begins!

You will be guided through the steps to complete your masterpiece. You can see the end result as well as one that the instructor is painting as you are so you can see more clearly what to do. There are short breaks in between some of the steps so you can grab bites of your food or use that time to catch up on your painting (That’s what I used almost all of the breaks for.)

The only thing I would change is getting food. In the future, I would just go to the venues that don’t have food during the event. There just wasn’t enough time to really dig in while painting. So my food was just in my way and my ice cream ended up as a big, sad, puddle.

I love how every painting turns out differently. We all did things that were a little off from the others. Some had birds, some had more flowers, or more red, some had bigger mountains, some a brighter sun. It was great! I will absolutely go again. And every single person that went with me said the same thing. It was absolutely worth the price and time!

Plus, they are offering kids Summer camps right now! So fun!



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.



Utah: Kisses and Fishes at Living Planet Aquarium!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017

Kisses and Fishes is back, and there are two nights to choose from. Spend a quiet, romantic evening at the Aquarium for Valentine’s Day. There are limited tables still available for Kisses & Fishes on Saturday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 14. The evening includes a gourmet dinner in front of our 300,000 gallon shark tank, live music, and photo ops. Enjoy dinner while watching sharks, turtles, stingrays, and colorful reef fish swim.

This date night includes a table for two with a gourmet dinner, live music, a fun photo op, and a chance to see the Aquarium at night without the crowds. Join us for a relaxing evening at the Aquarium with your special someone.

My family absolutely LOVES the local aquarium and this event sounds super fun. Don’t miss out. Get your tickets now.



Pick up the Phone & Breathe Easy – All Clean has Got You Covered

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016

It was a VERY merry Christmas for my family as we moved into a new home. It was an upgrade and we could not be happier. With a new home comes the fun of decorating, making it “yours” with your style, a fresh start…but first. A new home comes with the need to CLEAN. I did a lot of cleaning. Including the Air ducts. It is something that I have not done as often as I should, but ALWAYS feel better when I do. And you really only need to get it done every few years (Every 2-5 years is recommended). BONUS! They even offer an air filter with a LIFETIME WARRANTY for around $70. That’s around the cost of 6 months of filters!

Professional duct cleaning uses specialized blowers, vacuums (pictured above), and brushes to clean out the supply, intake and return ducts throughout your home. This is the air that my littles are breathing- I want to be sure it’s not polluted with dust, etc. And if you have pets, kids with asthma or have done any home renovation or remodeling projects (BINGO!) you need to have someone come in and clean those ducts! You need to call All Clean.

Some tips & facts from THIS Mama and All Clean about getting your air ducts and vents cleaned.

  • Get your ducts cleaned every 2-5 years.
  • Invest in a good air filter. I’m dorkily excited about my new lifetime warranty filter. I just need to spray it off each month.
  • Research the company! Some companies will do a bait & switch. You will pay WAY more than you originally thought and not get as good of a job done.
  • There are lots of add ons – Decide what is worth it to you. I paid extra for disinfectant in each vent and the lifetime warranty air filter. The others sounded good, but just weren’t for me this time around. (Some others offered: Air conditioner coils cleaned, UV light inserted to clean air in vents, dryer vent cleaning.)

All Clean was fantastic. They are very professional and even did not mind my kids, okay me.. asking a hundred questions about what they were doing during the process and why it was necessary. It not only gave me peace of mind moving in with my air ducts clean, but I am now able to wait another few years before calling on them again. But you shouldn’t wait. You should give them a call. Cause let’s be honest, how many of you remember the last time your air ducts were professionally cleaned…have they ever? Pick up that phone and breathe easy! All Clean has got you covered.



The Volkswagen Passat is AWESOME!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016

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Thanks to Ken Garff VW I get to drive this little baby for six weeks. And it is seriously awesome! So far, my favorite feature is the back up camera. But there are so many cool features it’s hard to choose!

Some of my other favorite features:

  • The sun roof
  • Heated seats
  • Huge trunk space!
  • Large back seat
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Stay tuned for more on just how awesome this car is. And be sure to check out Ken Garff Volkswagen on Facebook. They were amazing to work with and were super helpful in showing me all the features for the car and helping us to get out and driving as quickly as possible.

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Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure Coming to a Town Near You!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016

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Pack Your Bags for the Ultimate Tour of Disney Destinations in
DISNEY ON ICE presents PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE
Coming to Salt Lake City, November 10th – 13th 
**Tickets On-Sale NOW**
Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as your tour guides a magical globetrotting getaway as they travel to the timeless worlds of Disney’s The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan and the #1 animated feature film of all time, Frozen, in Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure!  Celebrate some of the most memorable Disney tales and landscapes with all your favorite characters in one fun-filled ice production, coming to Salt Lake City from November 10th – 13th  at Vivint Smart Home Arena.
Mickey and Minnie will take audiences on a sightseeing adventure created for the entire family to explore the African Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa; voyage deep under the sea to Ariel’s mystical underwater kingdom and tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy before flying to Neverland to meet up with Tinker Bell.  Plus, travel to Arendelle for an extraordinary adventure with sisters Anna and Elsa, rugged mountain man Kristoff and everyone’s favorite, huggable snowman Olaf, as they journey to discover that true love is the most magical power of all.
Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure features an international team of award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a colorful set that captures all four unique worlds. Upbeat music, lovable characters and unforgettable moments make this an experience families will cherish forever!
WHEN:                               Thursday, November 10 – Sunday, November 13
Thursday, Nov. 10          7:00 PM
Friday, Nov. 11                7:00 PM
Saturday, Nov. 12           11:30 AM, 3:30 PM & 7:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 13               1:00 PM & 4:30 PM
WHERE:             Vivint Smart Home Arena
301 West South Temple Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 84101
TICKETS:         Ticket prices start at just $20!
                                Special Opening Night discount tickets available for only $15 each (not valid for VIP/Front Row levels)
All seats are reserved; tickets are available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 800-888-TIXX or visit the Vivint Smart Home Arena Box Office.
*tickets prices are subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply
Visit http://presale.disneyonice.comfor the shows and dates coming to your hometown.


Extra 25% off Groupon Local Deals = $22 Jim Gaffigan Tickets!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016

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Groupon is offering an extra 25% off local deals when you use coupon code: FLY25 at checkout. That means you can get Jim Gaffigan tickets for only $22.13 each. This is a killer price!



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.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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.