Thursday, June 30, 2016

FREE Do It Yourself Kids Workshops ~ July 2016




There are monthly Workshops to help your Kids learn how to Build things in a safe environment and build their motor skills and confidence!

The best part - workshops are FREE - and your kids get to take home what they built that day!

You must register in advance as spots are limited.

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Home Depot - more info and registration here

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  • Workshops are scheduled on select Saturday mornings
  • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
  • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
  • Kids Workshop activities are scheduled on a first come/first served basis. Please do not arrive before 9:00 a.m.
Upcoming Workshop Dates:
July 2 - Ice Age Bowling Game     register here!


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Lowe's Home Improvement Stores - more info and registration here
Falcon
  • Build and Grow Clinics are free to the public and occur select Saturdays at 10am. 
  • Registration opens a few weeks before each clinic's date.
Upcoming Workshop Dates:
July 9 - Falcon   register here!
July 23 -  Thor - register here!


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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Local Produce Shopping at Winn Dixie


Y'all know I am a WINN DIXIE shopper - I LOVE the deals, I LOVE the food, and I LOVE the gas perks too!

Did you also know that Winn Dixie uses LOCAL sources for produce too! That means the Blueberries came from a LOCAL farm and you didn't have to go blueberry picking to get that fresh taste either!



Earlier this month, Winn Dixie announced a new local sourcing policy with a commitment to only source produce from local farms and orchards in the Southeast whenever possible. That just makes sense - We shop LOCAL, we want to EAT LOCAL too!

Recently, I got an invitation to tour and taste samples in the produce department at my local Winn Dixie and here are some of the things I learned along the way: 

  • What is considered Local Southeast? Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina are all included! I have never really checked the labels before, but you can tell the location of produce by looking at tags and stickers - I was amazed to see how many items in the produce section were from a farm or grower in the Southeast. Currently up to 30 percent of Southeastern Grocers’ fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables are sourced directly from the Southeast.

 
  • That's a LOT of Potatoes, Paw Paw! Ian McLeod, President and CEO of Southeastern Grocers says, "We sell more than 1.1 million pounds of local red potatoes each month and more than 1 million pounds of local strawberries a month each season!”  Here in New Orleans alone, I think many of those red potatoes are added to Spring Crawfish boils, and the strawberries added to fruit trays brought to summer pool parties.  And you know that Ponchatoula strawberries TASTE different (and better!) and with Winn Dixie's commitment to bringing you more local produce options, you will see MORE of them in the stores!

  • LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE! Not only did Winn Dixie have labels on the produce, but they also spotlighted Local farmers throughout the produce section, giving you a little bit more information about where your food is coming from and the growers that inspect the produce to ensure you are being provided the best quality product for your dinner table!

 After my produce tour, I was challenged to use some of the locally-sourced produce in meals at home.  Now let's be clear - I am a "simple cook" meaning after 4 ingredients you lose me, so I did very SIMPLE and very EASY meals with the produce from Winn Dixie. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! Here are a few of the ones that I created:



BLUEBERRIES and PEACHES 



I "cooked" instant oatmeal and garnished it with fresh blueberries and peaches - WOW! What a difference in taste the fresh fruit made - and the martini glass made me feel a little fancy eating a super easy to make breakfast!


My 9 year old made these Blueberry waffles- added a few to the batter and VOILA!

SWEET POTATOES

So I will admit I had never cooked a sweet potato before - so I went super simple! I simply wrapped it in foil and Baked it! Ok so honestly I forgot about it in the oven and overbaked it (does that make it Twice baked?) My mistake, but that made it even BETTER! It was super mushy, super sweet, and reminded me of sweet potato casserole and I didn't even add brown sugar! 

SQUASH MEDLEY


Again, my cooking skills (and time) are limited, so I was all about this pre-bagged squash medley! Simply pop the bag in the microwave and pour it on the plate! It tasted great and most importantly, I could serve this side in minutes with little effort!

So next time you are in Winn Dixie, check the labels a little bit more! Make sure to buy the produce that is grown close to home when you see it, and whether or not you buy fresh or convenience items, know that Winn Dixie is making that effort to bring you more
LOCALLY SOURCED PRODUCE!


I know you recognize this NOLA kitchen staple!
Creole Seasoning Mix - pre-chopped, pre-seasoned - just add it to your favorite dish and 
it tastes like Ya Mamma made it!

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For more information, please visit Winn Dixie online.
You can also find out my Grocery Savings Tips on everyday grocery items at Winn Dixie (and sometimes produce too!) here

This post was sponsored by Winn Dixie.  All opinions (and cooking skills) are 100% my own.
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Monday, June 27, 2016

GIVEAWAY: 4 tickets to GHOSTBUSTERS Movie Screening (ends 7/5)


WHO YA GONNA CALL?

I'm so excited to hear that the Ghostbusters are coming back to FIGHT THE PARANORMAL - but this time they are using our old buddy SLIMER and GIRL POWER to make sure 
THEY AIN'T AFRAID OF NO GHOSTS!

The GHOSTBUSTERS movie comes out in theatres on July 15th, but Tiff's Deals has the opportunity to see an ADVANCED Screening of this film!

The early screening for GHOSTBUSTERS is as follows:
WHERE: AMC Palace Elmwood
WHEN:  Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm

NOTE: Seats are not guaranteed as more passes are given out than seats available (see tips below to make sure you get a seat!)

I am doing a GIVEAWAY for a 4-pack of advanced screening passes for GHOSTBUSTERS on this blogpost - see below to enter! MULTIPLE WINNERS!

I am always posting great deals and giveaways - so make sure to
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RATING DETAILS: This film has been rated PG-13
SYNOPSIS: 
Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters.  Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth.  This summer, they’re here to save the world!



GENERAL TIPS FOR EARLY SCREENINGS:
As I have attended MANY advanced screenings of films, here are some tips/suggestions:

  • ARRIVE EARLY! This pass does NOT guarantee admission as more passes are given out than seats available. Seats are first come, first serve – so the key is to arrive early! As this screening starts at 7 pm, I would suggest arriving between 5-5:30 pm.
  • EVERYONE MUST BE PRESENT! The promoters will usually hand out bands in advance – all four of your guests must be present when this happens.  Usually, you are allowed to enter the Movie to select your seats around 6 pm.
  • GO GET SEATS BEFORE FOOD! Once you can enter the theatre, go get seats right away! Remember every seat in the theatre will eventually be filled, so don’t get stuck in the front row! AMC has FREE refills on Large Popcorn and Drinks, so take advantage of this (grab a few complimentary cups for the kiddos)
  • ENJOY THE MOVIE- and most importantly, remember you saw it for FREE!


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GIVEAWAY ALERT!

TWO Winners will each receive a 4 pack of admission passes to the movie screening of GHOSTBUSTERS at AMC Elmwood on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7 pm.  Passes do NOT Guarantee admission - see details above!
  
Winner must provide MAILING ADDRESS for passes to be mailed direct no later than 24 hours after receiving winner confirmation email or another winner will be selected.  Winner MUST provide a mailing address near the New Orleans area (Northshore/Southshore ok) and be able to attend the screening in Elmwood, LA only.

Giveaways ends Tuesday, July 5 at midnight - You can enter more than once for multiple ways to win!

FACEBOOK GIVEWAY #1 ends Tuesday, July 5th at midnight

TWITTER Giveaway #2 ends Tuesday, July 5th at midnight -

NOTE: All opinions listed above are my own. Tiff's Deals received Passes to GHOSTBUSTERS Movie Screening for review and giveaway purposes.
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Friday, June 24, 2016

FREE $5 Amazon gift card - no purchase required!


I just scored a TOTALLY FREE $5 Amazon gift card - and you can too!

Here's is how to get yours:

1) Sign up for Cricket Rewards HERE
You will have to provide a cell phone number to verify account with a text code

2) Click "Home" in middle of screen you will see EARNING OPPORTUNITIES and click"Achievements" - the top one should be for 100 "points" - click that one!

3) Head Back to "Home" and "Rewards" - and click the offer for a $5 Amazon gift card which can be redeemed for the 100 "points" you just received!

Thanks Northshore Mama for the info - enjoy your FREEBIE!
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GIVEAWAY - Family 4 pack tickets to THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS movie screening (July 5 in Elmwood)



The SECRET LIFE OF PETS movie comes out in theatres on July 8th, but Tiff's Deals has the opportunity to see an ADVANCED Screening of this film!
The early screening for THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS is as follows:
WHERE: AMC Palace Elmwood
WHEN: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm

NOTE: Seats are not guaranteed as more passes are given out than seats available (see tips below to make sure you get a seat!)

I am doing a GIVEAWAY for a Family 4-pack of advanced screening passes for THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS on this blogpost - see below to enter! MULTIPLE WINNERS!

I am always posting great deals and giveaways - so make sure to
like Tiff's Deals on facebook HERE so you don't miss out!



GENERAL TIPS FOR EARLY SCREENINGS:
As I have attended MANY advanced screenings of films, here are some tips/suggestions:

  • ARRIVE EARLY! This pass does NOT guarantee admission as more passes are given out than seats available. Seats are first come, first serve – so the key is to arrive early! As this screening starts at 7 pm, I would suggest arriving between 5-5:30 pm.
  • EVERYONE MUST BE PRESENT! The promoters will usually hand out bands in advance – all four of your guests must be present when this happens (so hubby bringing the kids right before the film won’t work!) Usually, you are allowed to enter the Movie to select your seats around 6 pm.
  • GO GET SEATS BEFORE FOOD! Once you can enter the theatre, go get seats right away! Remember every seat in the theatre will eventually be filled, so don’t get stuck in the front row! AMC has FREE refills on Large Popcorn and Drinks, so take advantage of this (grab a few complimentary cups for the kiddos)
  • ENJOY THE MOVIE- and most importantly, remember you saw it for FREE!
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GIVEAWAY ALERT!

THREE Winners will each receive a Family 4 pack of admission passes to the movie screening of THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS at AMC Elmwood on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 7 pm.  Passes do NOT Guarantee admission - see details above!
  
Winner must provide MAILING ADDRESS for passes to be mailed direct no later than 24 hours after receiving winner confirmation email or another winner will be selected.  Winner MUST provide a mailing address near the New Orleans area (Northshore/Southshore ok) and be able to attend the screening in Elmwood, LA only.

Giveaways ends Monday, June 27 at midnight - You can enter more than once for multiple ways to win!


FACEBOOK Giveaway #1 ends Monday, June 27 at midnight - 

INSTAGRAM Giveaway #2 ends Monday, June 27 at midnight -

TWITTER Giveaway #3 ends Monday, June 27 at midnight!
NOTE: All opinions listed above are my own. Tiff's Deals received Passes to THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS Movie Screening for review and giveaway purposes.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Giveaway Love: Wii U and 2 digital games included (ends July 1)

Giveaway LOVE! This is not my giveaway, but a great one to share with you!



Includes 2 games:

- Super Mario 3D World Digital Copy
- Nintendo Land Game Digital Copy


Enter to win HERE

One Time Entry. Expires July 1 - U.S. and Canada Only.



Bonus: If you subscribe, You will find out about FREE STUFF! Samples - Products - Freebies - and so much more!







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Giveaway! Family 4 pack tickets to the Ringling Bros CIRCUS in NOLA (July 7-10)

Disclosure: I am a Feld Family Ambassador and in exchange for my time and efforts to attend shows and report my opinions within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld Shows as well as opportunities to attend private Feld pre-show events.  Even though I receive these benefits, I always give an opinion that is 100% my own.



Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Presents XTREME filled with High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 300 cast and crew provide 2.5 hours of thrilling entertainment - all at the Greatest Show On Earth!

See giveaway below for Family 4 pack of tickets to the Thursday night (July 7th) performance!



FREE Animal House - starts 1.5 hours before each show - you must show a ticket to enter! This area is OUTSIDE and you can see where they keep the animals when they are not performing!


Don't miss the FREE All Access Pre-Show! Starts one-hour prior to showtime available to all ticket-holders. See animals up close, visit with performers, get autographs, try on costumes, and enjoy the circus fun. Simply walk on to the Circus floor and have some FUN before the show starts!



SHOWTIMES FOR NEW ORLEANS

Thursday, July 7 - 7pm
Friday, July 8 - 7 pm
Saturday, July 9 -  11am, 3pm, 7 pm
Sunday, July 10 - 1pm, 5pm

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE! Ages Two and Older Must Have Ticket. Tickets start at $12 per person.

*Remember, Animal Open House starts 1.5 hours BEFORE each showtime, and PRE-SHOW starts 1 hour BEFORE each showtime - just show your ticket to get in!


DISCOUNTED TICKET DEALS
  • Use promo code SAVE20 to save 20% on select online ticket purchases. Offer is valid on select performances and not valid in VIP price levels. ONLINE TICKETS can be purchased HERE
  • $10 kids tickets are available at participating New Orleans area Chick-fil-A stores - stop in and get yours  (Limit 4 kids tickets per 1 adult ticket)
  • Click here for more DISCOUNT Ticket Options
  • Make sure to Purchase tickets in advance - day of show all tickets increase $2 each
  •  UPDATE! First responders and military personnel show valid ID at the Smoothie King Center box office to save $7 on select tickets.

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!

Winner will be provided (4) complimentary tickets to attend Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus for the THURSDAY, July 7 performance at 7 pm.  Tickets must be picked up at will call the night of the event.  Winner must live in the New Orleans area (Southshore and Northshore are ok)

Giveaways ends Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at midnight - Enter below via Rafflecopter! You can enter more than once for multiple ways to win!
NOTE: All opinions listed above are my own. Complimentary tickets to Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus were provided for review and giveaway purposes.
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July 4th Fireworks, Freebies, and FUN Around NOLA ~ 2016


Check out all the FIREWORKS and other events going on around NOLA to celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY!


July 1 EVENTS and FREEBIES!
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 WESTWEGO - July 1 

COME OUT AND CELEBRATE
FREE JULY CONCERT WITH HUGE FIREWORKS DISPLAY
THE BRAD SAPIA BAND

More info here!

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Adventure Quest Laser Tag (Elmwood) - from July 2-4: any 4 activities for $4 each! Plus FREE Karaoke, $1 Hot Dogs, $2 Longnecks, and $2 Archery

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July 3 EVENTS , FIREWORKS, and FREEBIES!!!

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New Orleans City Park - July 3
Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy patriotic music with The Marine Corps Band on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn and fireworks at the Peristyle.

Concessions, snoballs, wine, and beer will be available for purchase, or you can bring your own picnic – Don't forget to wear your red, white, and blue!

The Happy 3rd of July event runs from 7:15pm to 9pm and is FREE and open to the public | More info here


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Lafreniere Park (Metairie) - July 3 
UNCLE SAM JAM - This FREE concert event is now an ALL Day event starting at 3 pm this year! More info here


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Luling WestBank Bridge Park
July 3rd

St. Charles Parish will celebrate its annual Independence Day event with a performance by the Bucktown All-Stars from 6-9 p.m. July 3 at the West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road, Luling LA 70070. A fireworks show will follow the performance at 9 p.m.More info here!

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Chalmette Fire Works - Concert and Fireworks show starts at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free. More info here

St. Charles Parish will hold its 24th annual Independence Day Celebration from 6 until 9 p.m. July 3 at the West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road. The event will feature a performance by popular New Orleans band Category 6, two patriotic balloon-twisting clowns, mini golf for the kids, food and more.
The band is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:20 p.m. with a 20-minute fireworks extravaganza to begin at 9 p.m
- See more at: http://www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/index.aspx?page=26&recordid=5295&returnURL=/index.aspx&utm_content=bufferc2c9d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer#sthash.M9tn9nF2.dpuf
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St. Charles Parish will hold its 24th annual Independence Day Celebration from 6 until 9 p.m. July 3 at the West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road. The event will feature a performance by popular New Orleans band Category 6, two patriotic balloon-twisting clowns, mini golf for the kids, food and more.
The band is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:20 p.m. with a 20-minute fireworks extravaganza to begin at 9 p.m
- See more at: http://www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/index.aspx?page=26&recordid=5295&returnURL=/index.aspx&utm_content=bufferc2c9d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer#sthash.M9tn9nF2.dpuf
St. Charles Parish will hold its 24th annual Independence Day Celebration from 6 until 9 p.m. July 3 at the West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road. The event will feature a performance by popular New Orleans band Category 6, two patriotic balloon-twisting clowns, mini golf for the kids, food and more.
The band is scheduled to begin at approximately 6:20 p.m. with a 20-minute fireworks extravaganza to begin at 9 p.m
- See more at: http://www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/index.aspx?page=26&recordid=5295&returnURL=/index.aspx&utm_content=bufferc2c9d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer#sthash.M9tn9nF2.dpuf

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July 4 EVENTS, FIREWORKS, and FREEBIES!

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 Go 4th on The River

New Orleans Riverfront - July 4
Fireworks on the Barges at 9 pm - more info here! 
 Bring your radios to the river for this passionate salute to America’s independence, which will feature the "FREE" one-of-a-kind dueling barges fireworks display along the New Orleans Riverfront and
 simulcast on Magic 101.9 FM, WWL 870 AM and 105.3 FM and WWL.com

Check out coupons to use in same area!
Steamboat Natchez- Creole Queen - discount admission all weekend to the Aquarium/Insectarium
FREE VIP Coupon Book for Riverwalk Outlets

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Copeland's of New Orleans - FREE Patriotic Cheesecake for Active Military/Veterans - HALF PRICE for everyone else on 7/4 only!
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Cheesecake Bistro - FREE Patriotic Cheesecake for Active Military/Veterans - HALF PRICE for everyone else on 7/4 only!


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New Orleans Zephyrs - July 4

Come Celebrate July 4th at Zephyr Field with a baseball game plus a special Independence Day firework show after the game! Gates open at 5:00pm and the game starts at 6:00pm! Join us at the Shrine on Airline for some Big Easy Baseball! Call 504.734.5155 or go to Zephyrsbaseball.com to get your ticket to fun and Post-game FIREWORKS!

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Victory Fellowship (Metairie) - July 4

Free food - Free Haircuts and Manicures - Free Shoes - FREE waterslides - entertainment and more!
Join us for our annual free food festival, Feed the Multitudes July 4th, from 10am to 3pm. Join us as we minister to the city of New Orleans. We will have free food, live entertainment, free hair cuts, shoes, and more. Come and experience the love of Christ. For more information please contact our church office at 504-733-5005. - See more at: http://www.victoryfellowship.net/events/feed-multitudes#sthash.TdEqe9lS.dpuf
 More info here!

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3rd district fire department

FREE Fire truck rides and sno-balls in River Ridge and Metairie - More info here

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FIREWORKS On the Lake

Fireworks display at Treasure Chest Casino (Kenner) at 9 pm - More info here

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La Madeleine - Just say "Liberte" to get a FREE Mini Liberte Tart on July 4th only!
Get More La Madeleine FREEBIES here!

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Fogo de Chao - all children 12 and under dine FREE on Friday, July 1st through Monday, July 4th (with purchase of adult full priced churrasco). Mention Fogo4th to receive offer. Reservations required. Visit http://fogodechao.com/locations to learn more.

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