Mega Blocks Deal at Amazon

If you’re in the market for building toys, check out these Mega Blocks at Amazon.  I’ve seen these bags at Big Lots for $13-$15, but right now they are under $11 (shipped free if you have Amazon Prime or use Super Saver Shipping).  Prices can change quickly on Amazon so if you’re interested, don’t delay.

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New State Slogan – Ohio


Do you want a say in what slogan goes on your next license plate? If you live in Ohio, you’ve got that chance. The state is taking a poll. Check it out, and vote today.  Voting ends January 8, 2012.

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20% off at Half Price Books

Half Price Books is having a 20% off sale this week (Dec 26-30).

Each store is unique, so if you’ve got several options, check them both out. You’ll probably find great books at both locations. Looking for your local Half Price Books? Check out their store locator.

Happy Reading.

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Lite Brite Refills – on Sale at Amazon

Do you have a Lite Brite at home? Check out the prices on these Transformer refills….under $3! (as of this posting). And it ships free with your Prime membership…or you can add it to your order and get free super saver shipping.

Note: prices constantly change on Amazon. If you see something that you like, you should buy it before the price changes.

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Bonus Gift Card Offers

It’s that time of year again…..Gift Card Season….

Before I started to compile my list of bonus gift card offers this year, I stumbled across this post from The Review Wire.  It’s a great list that includes bonus offers from places like:

  • IHOP
  • Half Price Books
  • Max ‘n Erma’s
  • Steak ‘n Shake
  • and more
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Band Instrument Accessories – ship free

If you know my family, you know that we love music.  All of us play at least one instrument.   And so, there’s always some accessory to buy.   But my local music store doesn’t seem to stock everything that I need.  But, I have a solution.  I’ve got a favorite places to shop for band instrument supplies — Woodwind & Brasswind.  For a limited time, they are offering free shipping on all orders (except those requiring a big truck).  This is the perfect time to check out your instrument needs and get them shipped for free.

I’ll see you at the concerts!

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Travel Tip: Don’t Trust the GPS

GPS’ can be a wonderful tool to help you get from here to there.  But, they can also guide you off the path.  We’ve recently named our GPS Dorie as in Dorie from Finding Nemo.  The fish forgets things — just like our GPS.  On a recent trip to NYC we were attempting to use Dorie to get to our hotel just over the river in New Jersey.  We’d crossed the George Washington Bridge into Jersey when Dorie lost our confidence.  She had us get off the road just to go around the block and get back on the same road.  Then she tried to tell us to go back over to NYC on the GWB.  So, as we’ve learned — be smart — keep a paper map handy and don’t be afraid to question your GPS.

It took us over 45 minutes to find the hotel that was 10 minutes away.  We got there by turning her off and following our noses.  The good news is that I don’t think Dorie holds a grudge.  The next morning we turned her back on and she was her same perky quirky self.

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