AMF SUMMER UNPLUGGED - KIDS BOWL FREE
Storyland: Save $24
Water Country: Save $21
Darian Lake: $10 Off
Splish Splash: $4 Off
Classic Harbor Tours: $10 Off
Madame Tussauds - Time Square: Save 15%
Berenstain Bears Live! $15 OFF
Boomers: $14.99 for Three Attractions plus more
Adventure Landing - Greece: BOGO and more
Adventure Landing - Tonawanda: BOGO and more
Adventure Speedway: BOGO and more
Urban Adventure Quest: 20% Off
Edaville Discount Code!
Summer is almost here, and the early-bird is alive and well at Edaville!
Use code "ForeverYoung"* at checkout to enjoy BOGO discount if purchased by May 31, 2012. THE CODE MUST BE TYPED EXACTLY WITH NO SPACES.
Code is good to any of the following fall and winter events below:
*Please note that restrictions apply. Coupons cannot be combined with any othe offer, cannot be used for Day out with Thomas or Polar Express events and cannot be used on Saturdays during our Christmas Festival of Lights.
Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat
Sep 22/12 to Sep 23/12 Edaville USA is back! Join us for a fun-filled day of amusements and carnival rides suitable for all ages. Aspiring engineers and their families will enjoy our collection of authentic trains. You can relax on a 20-minute train ride through picturesque cranberry country, and then stop by for a meet and greet with our celebrity host Curious George! Kids under age 2 are free.
Berenstain Bears Character Weekend
Sep 29/12 to Sep 30/12 Join us for a beary special fall weekend when all four Berenstain Bears -- Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear too -- will be at Edaville to welcome their legions of fans. Come for the bears, and stay for everything else. Enjoy a 20-minute train ride through picturesque woodlands and cranberry bogs, as well as unlimited use of all Edavilles amusement rides and indoor and outdoor play spaces. Children under 2 are free!!
National Cranberry Festival
Oct 20/12 to Oct 21/12 Peak foliage collides with peak cranberry harvest for Edavilles annual National Cranberry Festival. Aspiring engineers of all ages will enjoy an authentic train ride through spectacular scenery -- oftentimes past actual cranberry harvesting -- as well live entertainment, a farmers market of homemade goods, and a wide array of carnival rides and amusements included in your admission. Come see, taste, touch, and learn about the mighty cranberry!
Christmas Festival of Lights
Nov 16/12 to Jan 6/13 During the Christmas season, Edaville is transformed into a winter wonderland of holiday delights! Passengers can relax comfortably in warm and dry coaches while riding through a spectacular holiday setting featuring an explosion of lights. Kids of all ages will enjoy an array of vintage amusement rides and a visit with Santa in one of our indoor play areas. Stay for a delicious full meal or enjoy seasonal treats while roaming our beautifully decorated grounds. Children under 2 are free!
*Please note that restrictions apply. Coupons cannot be combined with any othe offer, cannot be used for Day out with Thomas or Polar Express events and cannot be used on Saturdays during our Christmas Festival of Lights. Cape Cod Mommies is not responsible for this discount or offer.
Is Being Healthy a Luxury?
My name is Ashley, and I live a half priced life. I live this type of life to survive, to feed my family, to save money for things I could otherwise not afford like unexpected car repairs or an emergency trip to the dentist. Sometimes I wish I had a "lavish life"-one where I wouldn't have to worry so much about my household budget, or how high the heating bill will be for a particular month. I do my absolute best in life in every aspect of my personal existence, but no matter how hard I try- I struggle with being healthy.
You see, sometimes I feel like "being healthy" is a luxury
In the modern world, women are not only the primary caretakers of their family; they are also contributors to the female workforce. Women face quite the conundrum when it comes to taking care of themselves. At the end of workday, after homework, dinner, bath time, and bed time- who the heck wants to exercise? Also, who wants to wake up at 4am before the kids to fit exercise in?
Humans aren't rabbits, so why eat bowls full of salad day in and day out? Personally, I need variety and depth in my food. I need two bites of a brownie (if not three) to satisfy a chocolate craving, and gosh darn-it sometimes I need an ice cream sundae! Yet, I always feel guilty when I steal a naughty nibble because I know I'm not going to get the extra exercise I need to burn those additional calories.
Woman-guilt, it's a *bleep*!
So, what happens if you can't afford a membership to the gym, or a sitter to watch your kids while you go to the gym, or even someone to help with the kids so you can exercise at home or go out for a run? What happens if you don't have the money to purchase healthy foods all the time? What happens if you can't make the time, or find the time to exercise because your schedule is so busy with work and family that you can't even see straight at the end of the day? What happens if you don't have a family to care for, but work 6-7 days a week to survive, allowing you little time to pay attention to your own needs?
Being healthy becomes a luxury. I would love someone to prove me wrong on my theory, or at least give me magical
powers that will allow me to wake up at 4am without feeling psychotic. If you could also throw in a mute button for my extremely loud and co-dependent cat, who yowls at me, at the top of her lungs, waking up my kids the minute my feet
hit the floor- well that would be awesome too! Seriously though, this post is meant to generate response- whether you agree or disagree with my theory.
I want to know
Do you feel the same way I do? Or, do you have tips to share with readers who feel this way? Share with me the good and bad, the thoughtful and helpful, your opinions and point of views-on my site The Savings Momma
Please, don't misunderstand- I do exercise and I do eat as healthy as possible. I was just one of those people not blessed with amazing genetics, and for me- being healthy and staying healthy is an everyday struggle. I assure you, I do not sit on my duff, eating from my couponing stockpile, drooling on my couch. Promise ;)
We have all been there at one point in time, a small grocery budget and a tight wallet, facing the fact that we need to purchase wholesome foods to keep our daily lives in motion. It's truly no wonder at all, that America is one of the most
obese countries in the world. How are we to provide wholesome foods to our families on a shoestring budget? Is it not easier to purchase the inexpensive overly processed foods that line the shelves in the grocery store in shiny wrappers and elaborate looking boxes? Surely the boxes don't scream out at us “warning trans fat!" or "Going straight to your hips!" or even "It will take 5 days of running 1 mile each day to burn off the calories in this product!" Nope it is up to you, the consumer, to read the labels. That is-if you can even pronounce half the ingredients.
As an avid couponer and blogger, I am inundated with questions from readers asking me (and sometimes sadly begging me) to help them with their grocery purchases. Particularly, how to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables to feed their family without breaking their ever-so-fragile grocery budget. My answer is the same for all my readers, and really the key to my own survival amidst the rainbow of colors in the produce aisle: Buy in-season.
As an example, have you ever purchased Strawberries in the dead middle of winter? Yes you say? They weren't cheap were they? No, I didn't think so. Strawberries are in season now (now being spring). How does the cost compare now, to when you bought them in the middle of winter? About 50% cheaper and usually marked as a BOGO (buy one get one
free) deal. Buying in-season miraculous!
Not only do you save a good chunk of money buying produce in season, you can save even more money by purchasing said produce at a farmers market. Buying produce directly from the farmer/grower cuts out those dastardly packing and
hauling costs that most companies pay when produce is shipped from state to state. Packing and hauling costs only mean more money coming out of your pocket. After all, the grocery store has to make up for those costs
somehow. Farmers markets are also great because they are the very meaning of "farm to table", the newest notion to hit American tables. Supporting your local farmers and growers, and eating the wholesome foods you purchase at a
farmers market, essentially represents the meaning of farm to table. You are practically guaranteed flavor packed freshness when you buy from a farmers market. You can't get any better than that!
Lastly, let's debunk the myth that there are never any coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables............
There you have it, myth debunked-and yes, these are only just a few of the produce coupons in my possession.
If you want an easy, no hassle way of finding out what types of produce are in season and when, visit the Sustainable Table website. The Sustainable Table offers a search tool based on state and season, and also tells you the locations of Farmers Markets, CSA's, and Food Co-ops in your area. You can also conduct a general search of in season produce in all states. Doing so will help you determine what particular produce is in-season, at your local supermarket, throughout the year.
Do you have questions, opinions, helpful tips, or thoughtful comments on this post? Feel free to express yourself, by leaving a comment on my website http://www.thesavingsmomma.com
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