Saturday, December 12, 2009

Disney on Ice

We went to Disney on Ice on Thursday night, and had a great time.  I have to say, I was sure that my 2 year old daughter would love it (and she did!) and was cautiously optimistic that my 6 year old twin boys would enjoy it as well.  I was a little worried when they looked at the program and made a couple of comments to the effect of, "Why did you bring us here?  Princessses are for girls."  By the time we were 5 minutes into the beginning of the program, the boys were on the edge of their seats looking at everything and my little girl was enraptured. 

I was totally impressed too; the costumes were gorgeous, the set and props spectacular and oh to have been one of the little girls in the front row who had Cinderella's slipper tried on their foot as part of the performance!

We were lucky enough to receive tickets for the family (along with VIP treatment) from Feld Entertainment, the company that does the Disney on Ice productions, but even if we had purchased our tickets, I would have been so pleased.  The value received for the price of the ticket was spectacular.  Especially since you can get discounts on your tickets by going to Ticketmaster and entering the code MOM.  (Scroll down to my earlier post for more information about disounts.)

I had fun at the Disney on Ice Princess Classics production, but I will never forget the look on my daughter's face;  she just glowed though the whole performance.  The boys had loads of fun noticing the small details, like the advancement of the clock toward midnight while Cinderella danced with the prince.

I had so much fun, I can't wait to hear when Disney on Ice will be coming back around next year!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

$5 off a $5 purchase at Hallmark Gold Crown stores

Check this out!  A $5 coupon good toward any $5 purchase at Hallmark Gold Crown stores.  I am so excited to have a chance to use these!  Chatter I have heard says many stores have a promotion going on gift wrap; Buy 1 at $4.99, get one for $0.99.  You would pay $0.98 for 2 rolls after the coupon.  You should be able to use this on anything in the store, as long as your total before tax is $5 or more.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Giveaway: Disney On Ice- 4 pack of tickets for 12-10-09 at Xcel Energy Center

And the winner is... Jessica S.  Thank you all for entering!

Wow! I am so thriled to be able to announce this giveaway!  I have one four pack of tickets to the December 10th, 2009 show of Disney On Ice, Princess Classics to give away. 

My two and a half year old is so excited to be going to see this performance; she can hardly contain herself (her older brothers heard me talking about it with their dad and they spilled the beans!).  She is a girly girl and anything princess makes her day, and of course Disney epitomizes princesses.  All three of my children are having a hard time waiting and keep asking when they will get to go see "the skating princesses".  I expect it will be a magical night.   I am so excited to be able to share the opportunity to win these tickets with all of you. 

There are geographic restrictions; you must be able to be at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, MN on December 10, 2009 to claim your tickets for that nights' show. 

If you live in MN or western WI or plan to be in MN on December 10th, the entry process is simple;
1) Leave a comment in this thread saying "Yes.  If I win, I can be at the Xcel Energy Center in MN to use these tickets on December 10th, 2009" (feel free to quote directly or use your own words).
2) Leave me an e-mail address to contact you.  Please be sure to use an e-mail address that you check regularly so I can notify you if you are the lucky winner.
3) Entry deadline is 1:00PM CST on November 30th, 2009.

How easy is that?  1,2,3 and you are entered!
Official rules can be found in the previous post.

Come experience

Disney On Ice presents Princess Classics,
playing at Xcel Energy Center, with your family!


Purchase a 4 pack of tickets for only $44 for weekday shows or receive $4 off weekend tickets by logging onto and entering the coupon code: MOM**

Show Dates:

Thursday, Dec. 10: 7:00pm

Friday, Dec. 11: 10:30am, 7:00pm

Saturday, Dec. 12: 11:00am, 3:00pm, 7:00pm

Sunday, Dec. 13: 1:00pm, 5:00pm

**Get 4 tickets for $44 Monday-Friday matinee, or $4 off weekend tickets by entering the code “MOM” in the promotion code box on Ticketmaster. Minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each. Offer not valid on Rinkside or VIP seating. Cannot be combined with other offers. Service charges and handling fees will apply.

Official Dinsney On Ice giveaway rules

Disney On Ice 4 Pack Ticket giveaway- Official Rules

Tickets are for the December 10, 2009 show only; no other date.

Transportation is winner’s responsibility.

Tickets may be won by a minor, but must be claimed by a legal guardian 18 years of age or greater and will be listed in adult’s name.

Tickets may be claimed by winner or winner’s legal guardian at the Xcel Energy Center will call window with a photo ID. The person claiming the tickets must 18 years of age or greater and be the same person whose name is submitted to Feld Entertainment and Mom Central as the winner.

One entry per person, either via paper entry form or blog entry. Additional entries will be invalidated.

Incomplete or illegible entries will be invalidated.

Entry deadline is November 30th at 1:00 PM CST.

Winner will be notified by December 1st.

This giveaway is sponsored by Feld Entertainment and Mom Central. Mom Tested, Kid Approved and blog owner(s) bear no responsibility for prize after transmission of winner’s information to prize sponsor.

Winner agrees to allow Mom Tested, Kid Approved and blog owner(s) to transmit personal information to prize sponsor.

All information submitted for giveaway entry will be used only for giveaway and will not be used to contact entrants, except to notify of a winning entry. All personal information submitted on paper entry forms will be destroyed after giveaway period has expired. Electronic information submitted to the Mom Tested, Kid Approved Blog and e-mail correspondence with blog owner(s) may remain on blog site or in e-mail archives indefinitely.

Disclosure: I have received consideration from Feld Entertainment and Mom Central for this promotion and giveaway event in the form of tickets to the Disney on Ice show and a meet and greet event.

Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm back with bells on!

It seems like forever since I have posted.  We are finally feeling better after almost a month out of circulation.  We got hit by H1N1 in our family and it knocked us for a loop.  We are all fine, but blogging fell by the wayside for a while.

The good news is, I am back and ready to blog my little heart out.  The better news is a have a couple of really cool givaways coming this weekend.  One is for my readers in MN and western WI who can travel to the Xcel Energy Center for a very special show.  The next is for all of my readers, no matter where they may be.

Just a few hours and I will be posting the juicy details on the first giveaway.  Let the fun begin!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

$10 off at Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe is offering $10 off a $25 purchase, the coupon is valid through the end of the year.

Coupon of the Day- Progresso

This coupon is a little more difficult to access, but it is worth it.  Get $1 off Progresso High Fiber soup; you will be taken to a Yahoo! page, scroll down and look on the right side for the Progresso ad, this will take you to your printable coupon.  If the ad doesn't appear, try refreshing.  I am not sure how long this one will last.