Sunday, June 30, 2013

SCHLITTERBAHN POST AGAIN!!! SO WORTH IT TO GO!!!!! SPECIAL SAVINGS ON THIS POST!!! SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!! DON'T FORGET THE GIVEAWAY!!!!!





Here is a Special Offer to Share with my INCREDIBLE readers:  

An exclusive $5 off regular admission or a discount on a 2 day admission for you!  Below is the specific link and promo code you will need to take advantage of these offers.  Tickets must be purchased online only through this link using the below promo codes.  

  • The promo code: BLOGGERFUN13 
  • Valid at THE KANSAS CITY Schlitterbahn Park!

Need some tips Frugal Moms?????
·     Taking kids to a waterpark can be a lot easier – and you can be frugal too. Schlitterbahn saves mom’s budget by offering free parking, free life jackets, and families can bring in an ice chest of food! Food prices are reasonable and healthy options abound.
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·      How about those memories??? 
       
    Schlitterbahn has been part of hundreds of thousands of great memories for  guests – what are your favorite memories at the park?

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Schlitterbahn: 
Every park has a fact sheet on their newsroom, but here are some fast facts.
1)      Schlitterbahn is America’s #1 waterpark for 15 years and has won awards for the best indoor waterpark, best waterpark ride, and best new ride.
2)      Schlitterbahn has been the birthplace of nearly every waterpark ride innovation including the world’s first uphill water coaster and the inland surfing ride, the Boogie Bahn.
3)      Every park has a claim to fame:
·        New Braunfels: World’s longest tube ride; America’s Favorite Waterpark
·        South Padre: World’s first Transportainment system where interconnected rivers are queue lines for rides.
·        Galveston: World’s favorite indoor park
·        Kansas City: Midwest’s longest tubing adventure

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE GIVEAWAY AT MY POST HERE.

Superbook, Relive the GREATEST stories EVER told, review!




I am SO excited to announce to you the airing of Superbook!!!!  There are 14 episodes in all....but there are 5 that will be showing THIS week on ABC Family!


ABC Family Airings – 9:30 a.m. EDT:
            July 1st – In the Beginning: Adam and Eve
            July 2nd – Let My People Go: Moses
            July 3rd – The First Christmas
            July 4th – He Is Risen: the Resurrection of Jesus
            July 5th – Revelation



For those of you interested in family-friendly, Christian programming, CBN has this AWESOMe new series to share with you!!  Make this summer a SUPERBOOK summer and enjoy a summer of Bible fun!!!!

All week long, July 1st-July 5th, Superbook will air on ABC Family at 9:30 a.m. ET.

As I listed above, here is the lineup with even some trailers!
"In the Beginning": the story of Creation and Adam and Eve [Watch the Trailer]
"Let My People Go!": the story of the exodus from Egypt and crossing the Red Sea [Watch the Trailer]
"The First Christmas": the story of the miracles surrounding the birth of Jesus [Watch the Trailer]
"He Is Risen": the story of Christ's death and resurrection [Watch the Trailer]
"Revelation!": the story of the final battle between good and evil and the defeat of Satan [Watch the Trailer]
The new, reimagined Superbook has a team of award-winning animators, writers, and producers whose credits include Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, and The Lion King. These entertaining Bible stories use state-of-the-art media that the young generation expects, and enjoys watching again and again.

Check out Superbook.TV where you'll find family-friendly Bible fun. There's also a free devotional that you and your children will enjoy as they learn more about the life-changing power of God's Word.
Be sure to make it for Superbook Summer on ABC Family and support family-friendly programming here in America!
MY OPINION:  My kids and I had a GREAT time watching these together!  They knew all of the stories from church and/or Veggietales, but the format is way different, and they are more able to relate them to humans as opposed to just veggies or other cartoon characters.  It was on their level.  I have a 14 year old, 12 year old, 8 year old and 5 year old.  I will say that the 5 year old probably enjoyed it THE MOST....but the others, including myself learned things that we hadn't learned before or at least hadn't retained.  Great way to bring the Bible to life for kids!!  HIGHLY recommend!
-          I received this free product as part of a promotional program with CBN and MomSelect.  All of the opinions are 100% my own.


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

ALL STAR SPORTS AND ADVENTURES, Wichita, KS, COUPONS!!!


 TWO different packages to choose from.  First:

All Star Adventures is The Place to Play in Wichita, Kansas!  They have something for everyone, from kids to adults so the whole family can enjoy all of the excitement that All Star Adventures has to offer.  Stay cool in the summer and get splashed on our Bumper Boats.  Practice your putting skills on their Miniature Golf Courses or Driving Range, race your friends on the Go-Karts, take a swing inside their Batting Cages, bump and dodge on the Bumper Cars, throw a strike in Bowlingo Bowling, perfect your gaming skills and win prizes in their Mega Arcade or enjoy their many Amusement Rides!












GUESS WHAT??  I have a coupon to share!!!!!  Just click below!


http://www.wichitakidsguide.com/coupon.php?bid=11122&dealid=1190®ionid=443


Second:

All Star Sports is The Place to Play in Wichita, KS!  They have something for everyone, from kids to adults so the whole family can enjoy all of the excitement that All Star Sports has to offer.  Stay cool in the summer and get splashed on their Bumper Boats.  Practice your putting skills on their Miniature Golf Courses or Driving Range, race your friends on the Go-Karts, take a swing inside our Batting Cages, throw a strike in Bowlingo Bowling, climb 25 feet off the ground on the Rock Climbing Wall or perfect your gaming skills and win prizes in their Mega Arcade!


Guess what?  I have a coupon to share!  Just click below!


PLEASE let me know what you think when you go!  I LOVE to hear your stories of your FAMILY FUN EXPERIENCES!!!!!!!!

*Disclaimer*  I was given no money for this post, but I was offered the possibility of free tickets for the post.




Sunday, June 23, 2013

SCHLITTERBAHN GIVEAWAY!!!!

Congratulations to Tess Cogbill our Schlitterbahn winner!!!!!!!!!




GUESS WHAT!!?!????!!  Schlitterbahn has given me the okay to give away TWO FREE tickets to Schlitterbahn!!!!!!  Isn't that EXCITING????!?!?!?!?!

Because it is THEIR contest, I won't be doing a Rafflecopter.  So you will enter by posting some comments below.

To learn more about Schlitterbahn, make sure you go to my previous post at http://nebraskahockeymom.blogspot.com/2013/06/schlitterbahn-waterparks-and-resorts.html.  I have some great ideas, tips, info and pictures on that post!!  Don't miss it!!!

How to enter, each gets one entry:

1.  First you MUST like Nebraska Hockey Mom on facebook.  And tell me in a post that you did.
2.  Follow my blog on google connect on the side bar, and tell me that you did.
3.  Subscribe to my posts on the side bar, and tell me that you did.
4.  Repost this giveaway on your blog, e-mail, twitter, and/or facebook...and tell me that you did.
5.  Tell me where your favorite Waterpark is.
6.  Tell me your favorite Waterpark memory.

I am not sure when the contest ends....but either I or Schlitterbahn will let you know as soon as it does end!!!  GOOD LUCK!!!!!!  Maybe I'll see you there!!!

SCHLITTERBAHN Waterparks and Resorts!!!!!!!!!!! The BEST water parks!!!



Have you EVER been to ANY of the Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts???  There are several throughout the United States.  We have only been to the one in Kansas City....but the kids and I LOVED it.  It was SO fantastic.  Kansas City is a three hour drive for us, but we've done it several times and the drive is SOOO worth it!  If you have a chance to go, I would HIGHLY recommend it!!!  

Special Offer to Share with MY readers: Here is an exclusive $5 off regular admission or a discount on a 2 day admission.  Below is the specific link and promo code you will need to take advantage of these offers.  Tickets must be purchased online only through this link using the below promo codes.  

  • The promo code: BLOGGERFUN13 
  • Valid at THE KANSAS CITY Schlitterbahn Park!



·   I encourage you to visit Schlitterbahn.com online and book a stay by taking advantage of two special discounts created just for YOU at:  http://www.schlitterbahn.com/bloggers


·        Instagram Contest         
  • Take part in the Summer #BahnFever Instagram Contest on Facebook.

·        Facebook Amplification


·             Ongoing Q&A

                   What is your favorite Schlitterbahn, What is your favorite ride?


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Here are some topics of interests for Waterparks!

·       
 Waterpark Tips for Frugal Moms:  Taking kids to a waterpark can be a lot easier – and you can be frugal too. Schlitterbahn saves mom’s budget by offering free parking, free life jackets, and families can bring in an ice chest of food! Food prices are reasonable and healthy options abound.  AND, it is SOOO cool.   You can "fill" a wrist band with money so that all they do is scan your wrist band to pay for things!  You don't have to carry any money with you, or constantly get in and out of your locker!


·         Toddlers and Tweens in Tow: Schlitterbahn is designed to have something for every age – inland surfing on the boogie bahn is very doable with a lesson or two, splash zones are designed to be safe for the littlest guests. With free life jackets and kids tubes even cautious moms can feel safe.  I never had a moment where I felt insecure about the safety of my children ages 12, 10, 6 and 3.


·        Green before Green was cool: Schlitterbahn, which was born on the banks of a river, has always been a steward of the water in the park. 98% of the water is recaptured, filtered, and reused all season. The new resort is built out of wood reclaimed from the wildfires that took place in Austin (more on that story here)


·        Making Memories: Schlitterbahn has been part of hundreds of thousands of great memories for  guests – what are your favorite memories at the park?  I know what mine is!  Sitting in a tube on the lazy river while my 3 year old slept on my chest.....ahhhh....


·        Waterpark Survival Tips
 1. Swim shoes or flip flops – Schlitterbahn parks are among the largest in the nation, and that means that invariably there will be some hot spots without shade or outdoor carpet. Wear some sort of water worthy shoe. 
2. Suncreen – Water rides remove the best in sunscreen. Apply, ride, repeat. 
3. Pack a lunch – Schlitterbahn allows ice chests, but no glass or alcohol. Make sure to pack some favorites but leave room for park specialties like funnel cake and turkey legs!



Key News:

Schlitterbahn: 

Every park has a fact sheet on their newsroom, but here are some fast facts.

1)      Schlitterbahn is America’s #1 waterpark for 15 years and has won awards for the best indoor waterpark, best waterpark ride, and best new ride.

2)      Schlitterbahn has been the birthplace of nearly every waterpark ride innovation including the world’s first uphill water coaster and the inland surfing ride, the Boogie Bahn.

3)      Every park has a claim to fame:

·        New Braunfels: World’s longest tube ride; America’s Favorite Waterpark

·        South Padre: World’s first Transportainment system where interconnected rivers are queue lines for rides.

·        Galveston: World’s favorite indoor park

·        Kansas City: Midwest’s longest tubing adventure



Green Facts  on our South Padre Waterpark Resort

Loblolly Pines:  In 2011 a major wildfire raged through Bastrop County, Texas in September. Three separate fires started during Labor Day weekend and by the time it was controlled, it destroyed 1,691 homes and burned over 34,000 acres of land including the vast majority of Bastrop State Park’s 5,900 acres of Loblolly pines. The Lost Pines Forest, thought to have originated in or before the Pleistocene era, was also heavily impacted.

For safety, the burned pines had to be removed. These scorched trees were destined for the grinder who would have turned them into mulch. Jeff Henry with Schlitterbahn offered to take the felled trees, then had them milled, beginning the process of transforming the pines from scorched wood to the most dramatic feature throughout the Schlitterbahn Beach Resort at South Padre.

Here’s where you’ll find the Bastrop Pines in the resort:

·        Rooms:  In most rooms the cabinets, coffee tables, nightstands, and headboards are made from the Bastrop Loblolly pines.

·        Dining areas: Large tables are made from the Loblolly pines.

·        Lobby: The large tree stump tables by the doors leading to the heated pool are from the fire, as is the siding along many of the interior walls.

·        External: The siding on the outside walls of the resort are made from Loblolly pine.

Ropes:  Over three miles of 3-inch mooring ropes of dozens of former ships have been painstakingly wrapped around giant concrete structural poles in our Sea 4ever 10,000 square foot patio.

Green House: The retractable roof over our indoor waterpark was built from a large greenhouse – an old Schultz nursery.

Lobby Check in Counter: Built from salvaged walnut trees which were pulled from a road project in Kansas.

Parapet Walls: The hatch covers came off a famous US Troop carrier the John E. Pope and are used on parapet walls and also to make tables. Over 500 are on site.

Chandeliers: The beautiful chandeliers hanging in the Sea 4ever event patio were salvaged from an ageing Vegas hotel.  Our team glued shells to them and hung in the ceiling.

Waterslides: Yes, even some of the water slides were recycled. The water slides came from a park in Cleveland Ohio, were salvaged, refurbished, and re-installed.

Handrails: An old Dutchman Downs Stadium was the source for all the handrails.
Some of MY memories......








Thursday, June 20, 2013

Dial 65 Years, $65 K GOLD GIVEAWAY!!!!!!




To commemorate the Dial brands 65th Anniversary, Dial is giving away $65,000 in GOLD to one lucky winner!!!!  
What's more, everyday from June 16th to August 19th, 65 daily winners will receive a year's supply of Dial Body Wash.  Participants may enter once a day at Facebook.com/Dial to increase their chances of winning, as well as share the sweepstakes through social media sites to receive an exclusive Dial coupon.

Go to my Dial review here and see for yourself how great their product is!

*Purex provided me with Dial coupons in exchange for sharing the Dial sweepstakes,  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Want to see for yourself?  I am giving away a coupon for a FREE bottle of Dial Body Wash!!  Enter below:
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Monday, June 17, 2013

River Runners Buena Vista and Canon City!




Beginner/intermediate white water rafting trips depart out of two River Runners Colorado locations: Buena Vista and Canon City. These trips offer fun, family-friendly rafting! River Runners in Buena Vista is just 8 miles south of the town of Buena Vista and offers rafting right from the private beach, along with riverside camping and sand volleyball. River Runners Canon City is just 6 miles west of town at the entrance to the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. The Arkansas River is rising as the snow off the Continental Divide is melting, so now is the time to raft!

River Runners





Looking for something fun to do with friends or the whole family? White water rafting down the Arkansas River is a good place to start! River Runners offers half day trips, full day trips , ¾ day trips, and various adventure packages out of both our Buena Vista rafting location and our Canon City rafting location. This summer we are offering a special 15% off discount by using the promo code: DISCOVERCO. Don’t wait! This is a great deal to raft down Colorado’s Premiere River – The Arkansas River!

Beginner/intermediate trips are great for families or beginners and offer a fun, wild time down class III rapid sections of the Arkansas River. The advanced portions of the river are great for adventure seekers who want to have fun and paddle hard. The advanced sections offer class IV and class V rapids. All full day trips include a riverside deli-style lunch that will allow you to take in the beautiful views of the Arkansas River and the various canyons that River Runners rafts through. The half-day trips are great to pair with a Zip-Line Package, Horseback riding package or other adventure packages! We offer various start times for trips out of both locations, which allows for flexible scheduling for your entire group.



Whitewater Rafting down the Arkansas River offers groups with a fun and fast vacation option. Overnight trips allow you to get out for the weekend and enjoy what this amazing River has to offer. If you love adventure and being outside, this is the trip you have been waiting for. The above average snow pack this past winter has allowed for continuously rising water levels that will carry us well into the 2013 season. Don’t miss out on this adventure; call us today!

Summer 2013 Rafting Special!

15% off Discount on any trip down the Arkansas River with River Runners!* with the promo code: DISCOVERCOhttp://www.discovercolorado.com/dealpopup.php?id=19050404&dealtype=crncoupon or call 800-723-8987 to book today!

  • Beginner/Intermediate: Browns Canyon in Buena Vista and Bighorn Sheep Canyon in Canon City.
  • Advanced: The Numbers in Buena Vista and The Royal Gorge in Canon City.


Book now for a great summer adventure! Spots going fast!


Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Stain Remover Gel Review and Giveaway!!

Make Surfaces Happy!!!!!!!!

A new, more gentle solution to mold and mildew stains.

*No harsh fumes or overspray
*Spray gel that clings to stains
*Cleans tile, grout, tubs and showers

New Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Stain Remover is a unique spray gel that is tough on stains, and gentle on surfaces.

Unlike other spray bleach cleaners that produce a fine mist of bleach vapors, Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Stain Remover is a thick gel that clings to bathroom surfaces to penetrate and remove tough stains without harsh fumes or overspray.

Grout got you down?  this stain remover is perfect for cleaning tile, grout, tubs and showers, along with many other surfaces in your bathroom.  Whether you are doing a quick spot cleaning or a top-to-bottom cleaning session, this is the product for you.

At Soft Scrub, we know that you take pride in a job well done.  Make Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Stain Remover part of your solution to attain an uncompromised clean.

MY TAKE:

WOW!  I have tried Soft Scrub products before and I liked them....they were good....but I can't say that they were much different then the other brands I used.  Until now.  I REALLY liked this Mold and Mildew Stain Remover.  It was fantastic!  It did the job like a champ.  Even on hard to get out stains that I have been unable to get out for months!!  This will from now on, be a must have in my house at all times!  Be sure to like their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SoftScrub!  You never know when they'll run a promotion that could benefit you!!  Make sure to scroll down for the giveaway!

*Disclosure: The Soft Scrub brand provided me with a sample of their NEW Soft Scrub Mold and Mildew Stain Remover in exchange for a product review.  However all the opinions expressed here are my own.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Rocky Mountain National Park!!!


Rocky Mountain National Park attracts visitors from all over the world and it is right here in our own back yard.  Come for a day, the weekend or a week and experience Colorado at its finest.  Visitors can relax and let their stress melt away like the snow on the nearby peaks OR they can enjoy some of the great outdoor activities that make RMNP famous. Hike, Fish, Golf, Play, Shop, Eat.  These are just a few of the fun things to do in the Estes Park area.  Visit www.EstesParkkids.comand www.EstesPark-Colorado.com for many more great ideas and special offers.



Coupons to share:
Covenant Heights Camp$100 OFF Camps

Estes Park Ride-A-Kart:  $2 OFF
Rocky Mountain Gateway/Trailhead Restaurant10% Off Your Meal

Estes Park Brewery: FREE BEER

National Park Gateway Stables or Cowpoke Corner Corral50% OFF

Rodeway Inn: 15% OFF
National Park Stables or Cowpoke CorralKids Ride 50% Off

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: 10% Off

Dorothy's Catering: 10% OFF

YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center:  FREE Breakfast


Murphy's River Lodge: BOOK 6 NIGHTS 7TH FREE
Columbine Inn10% Off 

Estes Park Golf Course: Green Fee and Cart for $55 per Person