Thursday, May 19, 2011

Deals on Discovery Toys, Little Tikes & Unique Gifts for Everyone

From Plum District:
$20 for $40 Worth of Merchandise at Discovery Toys
"Discovery Toys offers the best for the brightest of your brood. Find books, games and music that challenge (and build skills), to toys to stimulate the imagination and funny bone."
  • Voucher may not be applied towards taxes and shipping
  • Expires 11/19/11

National: 39% off a Deluxe Sports Bundle
From Mamapedia Sweet Deals:
National: 39% off a Deluxe Sports Bundle
  • Includes FREE standard shipping (contiguous 48 states only)
  • Valid for Deluxe Sports Bundle only
  • Redeem on Little Tikes website at checkout
  • Limit (1) voucher per order
  • Expires July 31, 2011

From DealPulp:
$12 for $30 to Spend on Modern Never-Before-Seen Gifts and Accessories from
Limit 1 per person. May buy 1 additional as gift. Expires May 20, 2012. Shipping not included but can be covered or partially covered by promo code.
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      Wednesday, May 18, 2011

      Dining Deals for DC, Northern VA, and MD

      From Groupon:
      In addition to the Quiznos deal,

      For $10, you get $20 worth of assembled and oven-ready Italian cuisine from Papa Petrone's Take 'N Bake in Woodbridge.

      For $20, you get $40 worth of pub fare, drinks, and hookah at Adams Corner Lounge in Arlington.

      From Living Social:
      Pay just $15 and get $30 to spend on food and drink at  Mirch Masala Grill in Montgomery Mall.

      From Specialicious:
      $25 for $50 Worth of Sushi and More at Hikaru Sushi in Arlington.

      50% off at Sawah Diner
      From BuyWithMe:
      $20 gets you $40 worth of Mediterranean fare, drinks and more than 30 flavors of hookah at Sawah Diner in Adams Morgan.

      $25 gets you $50 worth of Asian fusion and creative cocktails at Zentan at Donovan House.

      From Eversave:
      $10 for $20 worth of wood-fired favorites and cocktails at Relic in Bethesda.

      From HomeRun:
      $15 for $30 Worth of Fresh Pizza, Ribs and More at Pizza Pan in Alexandria.

      From Trubates:
      $10 for $20 Gourmet Moroccan Cuisine from Marrakesh Palace in NW.

      The Capitol Deal:
      Spend $20 to get $40 (dinner) or $10 to get $20 (lunch) worth of delicious American fare from Mad Rose’s Tavern in Arlington.

      Just $15 gets you $30 worth of food and beverage at Primetime Sports Bar & Grille in Fairfax.

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      Big Savings on DVD Sets & More from National Geographic Store

      From Groupon:
      Choose from the following options from National Geographic Store:

      Expires Sep 21, 2011.  Limit 1 per person per option, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Online only. Tax included where applicable.

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      $26 for 8 Regular Size Subs at Quiznos

      Okay all you Quiznos fans, check out this Groupon:

      $26 for a Punch Card for Eight Regular-Size Subs at One Northern Virginia Quiznos Location of Your Choice (Up to $51.92 Value).  Check here for participating locations in our area.

      This is a National Deal so check your local city for more locations!
      • Expiration varies
      • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. 
      • Not valid until 5/20/11.  
      • Must exchange Groupon for punch card by 7/4/11, punch card does not expire. 
      • Punch card valid only at location purchased.
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        Tuesday, May 17, 2011

        $10 for Large Hardcover Photo Book + $5 shipping

        Here's a chance to grab a large hardcover photo book for over 70% off!
        From Mamapedia Sweet Deals:

        $10 for a Large Hardcover Photo Book from ($35 value)
        • Cannot be used towards shipping (flat $5 rate)
        • Redeem online on special PhotoBin landing page
        • Limit (1) per transaction
        • Expires November 17, 2011
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        $10 for Ranger Rick, Your Big Backyard, or Wild Animal Baby Subscription

        Check out this deal from Mamapedia Sweet Deals!  My husband and I were just talking about getting a Ranger Rick subscription for the girls the other day, and of course I told him I'd be on the lookout for a deal.  They must have read my mind!

        National: $10 for a One-Year Subscription to Ranger Rick’s Family of Magazines, Choice of 3 ($20 Value)

        Choose from Ranger Rick, Your Big Backyard, or Wild Animal Baby

        Valid for new subscriptions only. Limit (1) per household. May be used for gifts. Offer valid only May 17-20, 2011. Will automatically receive subscription in 6-8 weeks upon payment. U.S. only. 

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        $25 for $50 to Spend at The Running Store in Gainesville

        From Groupon:
        For $25, you get $50 worth of shoes, apparel, and accessories at The Running Store, located in Gainesville, Virginia.  Founded by local track coaches Rob Dulin and Jason Grant, The Running Store combines professional service with a large stock of running and walking shoes to fit patrons with the footgear that best suits their needs.
        • Expires Nov 19, 2011
        • Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. 
        • In-store only.
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        Half Price Tickets for Carload to Delaplane Strawberry Festival

        From Groupon:
        For $10, you and a carful of guests gain admission to the Delaplane Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 28, or Sunday, May 29, at Sky Meadows State Park (a $20 value).  I'm so there!  I've been waiting for strawberry season for weeks....
        • Expires May 29, 2011
        • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift.
        • Group must all be in one car. 
        • Vendors do not accept credit cards.
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        $20 for 2 Movie Tickets, Popcorn & Drinks

        From Friends and Family Circle:
        $20 for an AMC Movie Bundle (up to $37 value).  Bundle includes (2) movie tickets, a voucher for (1) small popcorn and (2) small drinks.
        • Ticket voucher must be presented in person at the Theater Box Office, cannot redeem for tickets online.
        • Vouchers cannot be combined with any other coupons.
        • Limit one purchase per billing address.
        • Subject to surcharge for 3D, IMAX®, ETX, alternative content, dine-in theatres, and premium services and locations.
        • Valid at AMC theaters in the US only.
        • Vouchers do not expire.
        • Ticket will be MAILED to the billing address on file.

        Monday, May 16, 2011

        One Year of Disney FamilyFun Mag for Just $5!

        From Eversave:

        Grab a one year subscription to Disney FamilyFun Magazine for only $5 - half off the cover price!
        • May buy up to 2 Saves
        • Use one code per redemption at
        • Valid for new subscribers only
        • Free shipping is included
        • Please note: Promo codes cannot be used toward this Save
        • Code available immediately after purchase on Eversave
        • Promotional value expires
        • on Aug 6, 2011

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        $15 for $35 to Spend on Celebrity-Favorite Jewelry from

        From Eversave:

        Today's Save: Ettika

        Today's Save:Step into spring and summer with $15 for $35 worth of celebrity-favorite jewelry from

        Expires 11:59 PM - May 18, 2011

        Bonus Save: Ok! magazine

        Today's Save:Get a year of OK! magazine for less than 50¢ per issue! (51 issues)

        Expires 11:59 PM - May 16, 2011

        Bonus Save: Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves

        Today's Save:Give your cupcakes style with $9 for $18 worth of creative sleeves from Roundabouts Cupcake Sleeves

        Expires 11:59 PM - May 17, 2011

        Bonus Save: Twin Sisters Productions

        Today's Save:$20 worth of educational toys, books and cds for the kids - all with a musical touch

        Expires 11:59 PM - May 16, 2011

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        Half Off My Gym Summer Camp at 5 DC Area Locations

        From Certifikid:
        $60 for 3 Days of My Gym Summer Camp at My Gym (5 locations) - $120 value, 50% off!
        Snack and beverage provided.
        Valid for the following My Gym locations:
          * My Gym Potomac
          * My Gym Bethesda
          * My Gym Alexandria
          * My Gym Waldorf
          * My Gym Gaithersburg
        • Expires July 31, 2011.
        • May purchase up to 2 deals per child.
        • Must select one location to use certificate at time of purchase.
        • Ages 3 to 8 - Kids must be potty-trained and able to separate from parents.
        • Not valid with any others offers or discounts (including sibling discount).
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        $10 for $20 to Spend at with Free Shipping

        From Friends and Family Circle:
        $10 for $20 to spend at plus Free Shipping!
        • Not valid with use of Shoebuy discounts.
        • This is a onetime use code and may only be applied to a single order, no monies will be carried over, all must be used in a single transaction.
        • Limit one per customer.
        • Cannot be combined with any other offer.
        • Voucher valid until May 16, 2012.

        Sunday, May 15, 2011

        Review: Our Visit to the Aquarium!

        A few weeks ago, my hubby and I took a day with the girls to visit the National Aquarium at Baltimore's Inner Harbor and had a great time!  One of the first things I noticed about the entire Inner Harbor area was how clean it was and the Aquarium was no exception.  As a mom, it's something I appreciate even more (especially clean bathrooms!).  Upon entering and throughout the Aquarium are friendly, helpful employees to ensure you get the most out of your experience, make sure you know where you're going, and answer any other questions you may have (like where to grab a snack!).  I also love how the Aquarium is set up, guiding you through all the exhibits in an organized way so you don't have to worry about missing something!

        The girls loved seeing all kinds of new fish as well as some familiar ones (from Finding Nemo!).  Here are some highlights of the visit, according to the girls, ages 5 and 2 1/2:  Stingrays!  Jellyfish!  Dolphins!  seeing a scuba diver!  the Rainforest!  looking for the tiny poison frogs!  And my personal favorite:  Calypso the sea turtle :)

        While a trip to the National Aquarium can be a bit pricey at $25 for adults ($12 and up) and $20 for kids (ages 3-11), there is a discount page you can check to see if there are any specials going on.  Previously, the Aquarium had discounted ticket specials before Spring Break, so perhaps the "off season" is the time to go.  There is also a coupon for $3 off parking to help your budget.
        The Aquarium's webpage is also a great place to find tips to plan your visit.  For instance, because of the escalators and moving walkways inside the Aquarium, strollers cannot be used.  If you do bring a stroller, Aquarium staff will store it for you and provide a backpack or frontpack child-carrier.  They also have recommendations for certain times to visit that are less busy.

        After hours of observing, discovering, and learning at the Aquarium, we decided it was time for some real food.  We headed a few blocks away to Little Italy and grabbed some amazing brick-oven margherita pizza and a cannoli from a tiny corner on S. High St - Isabella's Brick Oven Pizza & Panini.  And before heading back home, we stopped in Vaccaro's Italian Pastry Shop, because really, how can you pass up that?!  The girls and I shared some Spumoni, we got some Italian cookies to take home, and even grabbed a couple of humongous eclairs for Grandpa.  I have one word for all of it:  Yum!

        Disclosure:  I did receive 4 free tickets couresty of the National Aquarium.  However, all opinions are my own.