Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Staples Rewards - SHARE with Teachers. Up to $2,000 per classroom, if linked to a Teacher's Account . . .

This sounds too AWESOME not to Share. Who shops at STAPLES? Earn up to $2,000 per classroom. (Example 40 students x $50.00) Teacher must register in advance and Staples customer must link to teacher's account. I'm excited! 

You can search the "find your teacher links" to see if teacher is registered - or please, SHARE with your teacher. It would seem friends and neighbors can help with this one! 

A more realistic estimate is: if a parent spends $500.00 a year at Stapes = $10. x 40 students = $400. Still, nothing to throw into the garbage!

From Staples website:
Reward A Classroom is a great way parents and teachers can work together to keep classrooms stocked all year long.
When parents shop at Staples, they can earn an extra 2% back in rewards for the teacher of their choice every time they shop at Staples. That's on top of the up to 5% back in rewards parents earn as Staples Rewards® members.
Teachers can earn up to $50 from as many as 40 parents each school year. That's as much as $2,000 back in rewards every year.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pick of the Patch Pumpkins - 2014 Buy 1 Get 1 Free Wristband. Fantastic fun at a fantastic discount...

This is a fantastic, up to $25.00 value - no strings attached offer - a full day of entertaining non-stop pumpkin patch, jumping fun. Pumpkin patches also offer in and out privileges on the all day Wristband purchase. 2014 Pumpkin Patches are now open. Coupons are good on the 30 minute $10., 60 minute $15., or all day $25. wristband purchase. Absolutely - Bring a friend!

Coupon Offer, Buy 1 Get 1 Free Wristband
Coupon is valid 7 days a week from 9/26 - 10/16 and from 10/17 - 10/31
on Monday - Thursdays only for children ages 2 -12 to play on the inflatable amusements.



CLICK HERE to visit ABC Tree farms website for a list of their 2014 Pumpkin Patch Locations.

They have 19 Bay Area, California locations, from the South Bay, Peninsula, East Bay and North Bay to choose from.

Concord: 1096 Oak Grove Rd. at Monument Blvd., Concord, CA 94518 (Contra Costa County) 
Martinez: 5041 Blum Road at Pacheco Blvd., 94553 (Contra Costa County) 
Antioch: Delta Fair Blvd. at Century Blvd., 94509 (Contra Costa County) 

Happy Halloween!
We loved the bigger than life, awesome slides last year and we'll love them again this Halloween.

If you have one child only, or an odd number of children attending, then Groupon may be a better deal at $13.00 for an all-day wristband: http://www.groupon.com/deals/abc-tree-farms

This is fantastic jump house amusement area!
No pumpkin purchase necessary. 
Happy Halloween.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

FREE Museum, Garden, Zoo Admission October 2014. Play tourist in the Bay Area for Free...

First Full Weekend of the Month is coming soon! Mark your calendars.

The new school year presents a wonderful opportunity for a Museum playdate with new friends! Often, there is a FREE MUSEUM DAY in October 2014, located in a town near you. (Nationwide.) San Francisco, Oakland, Bay Area, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Seattle, Portland, Boston and beyond.

CLICK HERE to find other FREE MUSEUM DAYS in a city near you.

San Francisco Bay Area Museums, Zoos & Gardens:

The Exploratorium is FREE Admission Day to the general public.
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014 and Sunday, October 5, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014 and Sunday, October 5, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014 and Sunday, October 5, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014 and Sunday, October 5, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014 and Sunday, October 5, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014 and Sunday, October 5, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CuriOdyssey - "Community Day" Free Admission to the general public
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Lawrence Hall of Science - FREE Printable Coupon for Child Admission with Adult Admission Purchase. Good thru 2014.

Napa Valley Museum - FREE Family Fun Days, 2nd Saturday of the Month.
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - Day of the Dead Miniature Ofrendas

Saturdays Without Reservations.
Access to the site is by National Park Shuttle only.

The park is closed to visitors Monday through Thursday. Guided tours are only available on Fridays and Sundays at 10 AM & 2 PM. Reservations are required for guided tours of the site. Self-guided tours are offered on "Saturdays Without Reservations" at 10:15 AM, 12:15 PM and 2:15 PM.

As an added bonus, there are special FREE days or Admission Coupons at Botanical Gardens, Zoos, Regional Parks, Swimming Pools, Museums not normally advertised:

San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum (located at Golden Gate Park) - FREE Admission SECOND Tuesday of the month, general public
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

San Francisco Zoo Coupon - One FREE Child Admission, With One Paid Adult Admission. Expires 12/31/2014. CLICK HERE for printable coupon.
Friday, October 17, 2014

John Muir National Historic Site - FREE Admission 7 days a week! Tour the historic fruit orchards and former home of Naturalist, John Muir.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7pm

Amazing Selection of DAILY FREE Passes through your local Library

CLICK HERE: DISCOVER and GO - Find your County. Entire list of Participating Counties.

CLICK HERE: Contra Costa County Library Discover & Go Partners and Offers.

CLICK HERE: Alameda County Library Discover & Go Partners and Offers.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Free Boat Rental at Los Vaqueros Reservoir, Byron, CA - A Little Incentive For a Little Adventure...

Photo credit: http://www.ccwater.com/losvaqueros/club.asp

Have you ever considered an afternoon boat ride at Los Vaqueros Reservoir or a day trip fishing to bring adventure to your routine? We have! To my surprise, I found Contra Costa Water District is sponsoring a FREE boat rental to their district rate paying customers. 

I telephoned the reservoir to check on program guidelines. Turns out, they are more flexible than I expected. The Ranger was very helpful, offering all sorts of excellent tips and suggestions about visiting the Reservoir. Even town home and multi-unit water bill customers can bring proof of address, join the Ratepayer club, and the LV Reservoir will honor the free boat rental. Sometimes town home residents don't have an individual water bill to "bring." When in doubt, phone the Reservoir and discuss the details before heading out there.

There are many other things to do at the LV Reservoir, such as hiking trails, tarantula run, fantastic opportunities for children to learn about the local environment and wildlife that depend on the watershed for survival.

Call ahead (925) 371-2628 to reserve one free boat rental before Dec. 31, 2014.

CLICK HERE: To learn about Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

CLICK HERE: For Free Boat Rental Information.

CLICK HERE: For Directions to Los Vaqueros Reservoir.

How do I join the Ratepayer Club?

1. You must be a Contra Costa Water District customer. You pay your water bill to one of the following:
City of Pittsburg
City of Martinez
City of Antioch
Diablo Water District
Golden State Water
City of Brentwood

2. Bring your water bill & your photo ID to the LV Marina, and get a Ratepayer Club card.

3. Use the card immediately for $10 off a half-day boat rental or $15 off a full-day boat rental. (This discount is not available for rentals on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays when boats are already half-price). 

4. Call ahead (925) 371-2628 to reserve one free boat rental before Dec. 31, 2014.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mt. Diablo Elementary School in Clayton - After School Enrichment Classes, September and October 2014...

Online Registration is still open! Classes begin September and October 2014. Even if you missed the first class, students can still enroll and begin at the second scheduled class. Fantastic opportunities for Mt. Diablo Elementary School students in Clayton, CA to enroll in after school enrichment classes. Choose from Peer Piano, Ninjaneering, Mad Science, After School Hoops, Chess Wizards. No need for parents to pick up your child until 3:20pm. Saves an hour on school pickup, less traffic hassles. We like that idea. Each class meets one day a week. 

CLICK HERE for Online Course Schedule and Availability on the City of Concord Parks and Recreation website. Or, telephone Concord, CA Parks and Recreation directly at: (925) 671-3404.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Lifetouch National School Studios - Discount and Promo Codes are always available...


Thought parents everywhere will enjoy this: Lifetouch School Photos - lots of options for coupon codes. Search online coupon codes for anywhere from 10%-30% off, plus free additional portraits, and that sort of thing. 

Always new codes available. Retail me not dot com is a great site to start with. They post promo codes for almost every online store out there.

CLICK HERE for their site.

All Smiles! :)

A few promo codes: 10forany, 20for40, 10for40, Freerez, bonus10. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. FREE Admission September 27, 2014. Print your tickets . . .

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day is Saturday, September 27th 2014. FREE admission to 1,500+ museums Nationwide on this special day. Something so fun to look forward to. We've printed our FREE tickets. Have you printed yours?

Know before you go:
  • One ticket for two people only
  • One ticket per valid email address
  • One ticket will gain entry only in the museum listed on this page
  • Ticket must be presented for free general admission to one venue and is good for two people. *Not valid for special exhibits, parking, IMAX film screenings or with any other offer
  • Only an official Museum Day Live! ticket is eligible for free entry
  • If a museum reaches capacity, the museum has the right to limit guests until space becomes available
  • The ticket is only valid on Museum Day Live! September 27, 2014
You can register other members (children) using an email address and only their first name. Website doesn't ask for your address or telephone number. It is simple!

CLICK HERE to select a favorite museum and PRINT your tickets!

CLICK HERE to find a participating museum near you.

For free museum admission, you must print a required ticket in advance.

This is a nationwide offer, so friends and family near and far can enjoy their own complimentary tickets. Just to name a few Bay Area Museums on the FREE TICKET list:

Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Blackhawk Automotive Museum, Danville, CA
Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos, CA
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Walnut Creek, CA
National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA
Pacific Coast Air Museum, Santa Rosa, CA
Pleasanton's Museum on Main, Pleasanton, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA