Monday, March 2, 2015

Tucson Family Events Calendar: Monday, March 2, 2015

Tucson Family Events Calendar: Monday, March 2, 2015
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Phoenix Family Events Calendar Sunday, March 1, 2015

B-29 and CAF Aircraft Cockpit Tours 9am-5pm  5803 S. Sossaman Road MESA

Phoenix Family Events Calendar Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Saturday, February 28, 2015


 Although this is a list geared a bit more for the kiddos, many of these are good for adults too!  As well as a few not available for the little ones.

If you know of any others -especially for kids- please leave a comment and I will add it
  1.  ACE Kids/Birthday Club-A free surprise and it looks like you have to sign up in the store.
  2. Barnes & Noble Kids Club - Free cupcake or cookie and free book your child can make on-line!
  3. Bashas'- Mom's club FREE cake for each child birthday and plus coupons in the mail :)
  4.  Baskin Robbins Birthday Club- free scoop or swirl!
  5. Benihana's- FREE souvenir mug w/ purchase of kids meal. (Thanks, Megan!) 
  6. Blue Bell Ice Cream Club-  FREE 1/2 gallon certificate for the birthday boy/girl!
  7. Bookman's- $10 gift certificate for 0-12 yrs. old and $15 certificate for 13-17yrs. old. plus 10%-15% discount all year long-LOVE Bookman's!!! 
  8. Boston Market- FREE meal!
  9. BurgerRito- Tucson Food Truck gives you a free meal on your birthday with ID ;)  Since it is a food truck - you will have to find out where it is.
  10. Burger King- FREE kids meal and one free when you sign your child up!
  11. Chompie's Free Breakfast on your birthday
  12. Chuck E. Cheeses-  sign up for the club- and get 20 tokens plus other deal for grades.
  13. Cold Stone Creamery-  BOGO ice cream creations
  14. Culvers Sign up for the e-mail club and get a small sundae on birthdays! (plus when you forst sign-up you get a free meal!)
  15. Dairy Queen Club- BOGO Blizzard when you sign up and a freebie for your birthday!
  16. Denny's Free Grand Slam on your birthday!
  17. El Guero Canelo- Free combo meal - there are a few choices- must have ID (birth certificate or some type of ID for the kiddos )
  18. Fuddruckers- FREE  Kids burger!
  19. Harkins Theatres- Free pocpcorn on your day with ID (birth certificate lol)- 
  20. IHOP-Free Rooty Jr. breakfast meal!
  21. Jack in the Box- Free dessert coupon!
  22. Kids Center Toy Store- $5 off anything!
  23. KMART- $5 off anything, birthday certificate and goody bag! (thanks for the reminder, Macey!)
  24. Krispy Kreme- 1 dozen glazed doughnuts FREE just bring ID-kids can bring a copy of birth certificate - no longer in Tucson -Phoenix area and national
  25. Little Anthony's Diner Free sundae on your birthday - no purchase, no sign-up and no age limit!
  26. Marie Callender's - FREE kids meal No longer in Tucson
  27. Melting Pot-Sign up for their club and get free chocolate covered strawberries and possibly for your anniversary too!
  28. Mildred and Dildred-Call 520-615-6266 to sign up and your child will receive a $10 gift certificate off $15 in their birthday month!
  29. Olan Mills-Sign up for their club and get 4 wallets, one 5X7 and one 8X10 of the same pose plus 20% off others.
  30. Out of Africa Wildlife Park - FREE admission the month of your birthday. Adults, kids anyone! ID to show you are in your birthday month and you will also get a birthday band to wear.
  31. RA Sushi- it is really your half birthday- ages 13 and up $20 gift certificate on your half birthday!
  32. Red Lobster-$5 coupon for birthday!
  33. Red Robin-Free burger on your birthday.
  34. SakuraTucson-Free ice cream, photo and $15 gift certificate for next visit on your birthday!
  35. Sonic Kids Club- FREE Waky Pak- kids meal!
  36. ToysRus- $3 off anything, $5/$25 coupon, crown, balloon and announcement in store!
  37. Umi Shoes -  $10 off code for birthdays!
  38. Whataburger-FREE Justaburger                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Compiled and written for Arizona Families- please ask to share.

Tucson Family Events Calendar: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tucson Family Events Calendar: Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Winner Marvel Universe Live! And Current Giveaways!

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The winner of the Marvel Universe Live! tickets is April Mortensen!

Ends 3/6/15

The winner for the Ren Fest Tickets is... CASEY WEURFEL

The winner for the 4 LEGOFESt tickets is NICOLE ANDERSON

The winner for the Botanical Gardens Family Day is GAYLE MASON

The winner is Phyllis Gorins!

Best Disneyland Planning Tips - SaveTime and Money #Disney #Disneyland #Planning #Savings

We took our first trip to Disneyland as a family this past summer.  I hadn't been since 1994.  There were a lot of changes and it was still as awesome as EVER!  One thing that will never change is families trying to find the best deals.

I am sharing my 5 Top Disneyland Planning Tips to help save money before you go just to give you some ideas. I hope you find it helpful.

Tip #1:
Use gift cards to pay for as much as you can.  Get 2x or up to 4x fuel points with special offers at the grocery stores for buying Disney gift cards or even other restaurants you may visit while at Disneyland or along the way.  We will be driving from Arizona so this helps us out on the road and all year long. You can also buy smaller gift cards all year to help spread out the expenses.

For example, I bought Disney giftcards for my kids Easter baskets and they will use them for souvenirs, so they can budget and we got the fuel points!I also bought our Disneyland package and tickets with Disney gift cards, which really racked up the fuel points!

Tip #2:
Research all hotel and package offers. We ended up going through Costco Travel for the extras but it was almost the same price going directly through a good neighbor hotel and buying our tickets at a discount at You do not have to buy the entire package at GetawayToday to buy the discounted park tickets or character dining.

For example, we are AAA members and although we didn't end up booking with them, they were great and helped me out with some great info. ,books and maps of the nearby hotels and the park! Pictured above.

Tip #3:
Buy "souvenirs' ahead of time. Check out local clearance sales and dollar spots/stores for Disney themed merchandise before your vacation. I started collecting all year and I have quite the stash.  I am making packages/bags for my kids each night at the hotel. You may also want to check the Disney Store for specials and free shipping if there is something particular you like.

For example, I find a lot of fun Disney items at the 99cOnly Stores. Pictured above are items I have picked up there.  I also found Cars and Princess themed journals that can be used as autograph books.

Tip #4:
Save on food by staying at a hotel with breakfast included, fridge and microwave.  Look for local deals and coupons for other restaurants. This is where you can buy gift cards again for restaurants you may visit and get the fuel points! You may also want to consider bringing food into the parks to save while there.

For example, we opted to stay at a close hotel to the park called Best Western Stovalls Inn which includes a hot breakfast everyday! We also bought an Entertainment Book for Anaheim - on sale now for any city here: Entertainment Books current offers HERE 

Tip #5:
Get advice!  Don't be afraid to ask friends and family their own personal advice for Disneyland trips. I asked on my personal FB page for advice and tips as well as on Arizona Families Facebook page.  There were many specific suggestions that were too many to list here.  You may also consider buying a guide book (discounted at Bookmans or other used bookstores).

For example, I will ask here: What is your best Disneyland Planning Tip?
Share with us in comments ;)

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Friday, February 27, 2015

60 Pounds of Produce for $10 Tucson and Phoenix Areas 2/28/15

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**Saturday, February 28th** from **8:00am - 11:00am**
The varieties for tomorrow's MOM events in Tucson at:
 1) The 3000 Club, 250 S Toole Avenue and 
2) Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E. Fort Lowell are beefsteak tomatoes, organic cucumbers, organic Roma tomatoes, squash, vine tomatoes and yellow neck squash.
Produce On Wheels – With Out Waste 
**Saturday, February 28th** from **8:00am - 11:00am**. Borderlands Food Bank has initiated (P.O.W.W.O.W.) streamlining its operation from a former agency of BFB known as MOM.
**PLEASE NOTE!!!** We cannot guarantee all variety of produce will be available at each agency site distribution location.
* Butternut Squash
* Bell Pepper (Colored)
* Bell Pepper (Mini)
* Cabbage
* Gray Squash
* Lettuce (Different Types)
* Spinach
* Tomato (Roma)
* Tomato (Round)
* Yellow Squash
Tucson and Southern Arizona Service Area
• Agua Caliente Elementary School – 11420 E. Limberlost Rd., Tucson 85749
• American Legion Post 109 (Ladies Auxiliary) – 15921 S. Houghton Rd., Corona 85641
• Casino of the Sun (Yaqui Tribe Wellness Center) – 5305 W. Calle Torim, Tucson 85757
• Enchanted Hills Baptist Church – 3020 S. Mission Rd., Tucson 85713
• Pima County Joint Technical Education District (Santa Rita High School) – 3951 S. Pantano Rd., Tucson 85730
• St. Francis in the Foothills – 4625 E. River Rd., Tucson 85718
• Sacred Heart Church – 601 E. Ft. Lowell, Tucson 85705
• Southgate Academy – 850 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson 85706
• Tucson High School – 400 N. 2nd Ave., Tucson 85705
Phoenix Service Area
• Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale (Red Mountain Branch) – 11889 E. Glenrosa Dr., Scottsdale, 85256
• Buckeye Outreach for Social Services – 501 E. Mahoney Ave., Buckeye 85326
• Corona Baptist Church – 4450 W. Ray Rd., Chandler 85226
• Epworth United Methodist Church – 4802 N. 59th Ave., Phoenix 85033
• St. Mark Lutheran Church¬ – 3030 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix 85032