Friday, March 4, 2016

Disney's Zootopia Now in Theaters

Disney's Zootopia movie opens today, 3/4, in theaters nationwide. It is available in 3D and standard definitions.

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard whom directed “Tangled” and “Bolt” along with Rich Moore of “Wreck-It Ralph” and “The Simpsons”. It is co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”).

Voice Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Nate Torrence, Jenny Slate, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Tommy “Tiny” Lister, Raymond Persi, Katie Lowes, Jesse Corti, John DiMaggio

Our Review
Disney's Zootopia is a great movie for the entire family! I think it contains more comedy than any other Disney movie. But, it isn't all comedy. The comedy is located mostly in the front half of the movie, where as the back half is full of adventure and a bit more serious. There are so many adult jokes to keep you entertained alongside the kiddos. And if you are a Breaking Bad fan, then you'll love that there is a sequence scene with reference to the show. There are many other pop references too.

The animation was brilliantly done. I especially liked the attention to detail that is depicted in the city in regards to the animals taking on human-like qualities. The moral/lesson of the storyline is on point. They touch on the subjects of: dealing with a bully, race acceptance and breaking stereotypes. And in pure Disney fashion, they did an excellent job handling these more serious topics. I will say though there is a bit of scariness, so to speak, for younger kids in a few attack scenes when the animals give into their primal nature.

While I saw this in 3D, save your isn't required for this film. There weren't many parts that just came out at you.

Review by: MyVegasMommy for MyCityMommy Network

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Insect Lore Butterfly Garden Gift Set with 5 Caterpillars</a> for only $14.99 (Retail $29.99) Today (3/3)

What a fun gift idea!  Right now get this Insect Lore Butterfly Garden Gift Set with 5 Caterpillars for only $14.99 (Retail $29.99)!

Recommended Ages: 4+ Years with Adult Supervision

This Gift Set offers children, students and families an unforgettable opportunity to watch caterpillars change into chrysalides and then emerge as beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies. Raise and feed your very own butterflies and then release them outdoors! The entire transformation from caterpillar to adult butterfly takes about three weeks.

Gift Set Includes:

(1) 14" Tall and 8" Diameter Tall Reusable Pop-Up Habitat (folds flat when not in use)
(5) Caterpillar larvae in a cup
(1) Super clear mesh to enable up close butterfly viewing
(1) Feeding Pipette
(1) Caterpillars to Butterflies Instruction Guide
(1) Wind-up Butterfly Toy (Styles will vary between Blue Morpho, Monarch, Swallowtail, or Painted Lady)
(1) Mini-Mag Toy (Color/style will vary between Butterfly, Bee, or Snail)
(1) Sponge Butterfly Feeder and Yellow Cup Holder


Insect Lore butterfly habitat is a reusable, cylindrical mesh container perfect for up close butterfly viewing & it folds flat for easy storage. Exciting butterfly-themed bonus items make this butterfly-raising kit the perfect gift!

  • Flower-shaped butterfly feeder doubles as a handy cup holder while you watch the incredible growth of your caterpillars

  • No need to feed the caterpillars - all of their nutritious food is included in their cup!

  • Once your caterpillars become chrysalides, its time to move them to their airy mesh habitat - perfect for butterfly viewing!

  • Use the feeding pipette to place delicious sugar water, or nectar, on the sponge in the butterfly feeder; your butterflies will thank you!

  • Included is a fun Wind-up Butterfly - this rubber band powered flying toy will keep kids busy with its fun wind and release (color/style of butterfly varies)

  • Mini-Mag included is a critter-themed mini magnifier, ideally sized for little hands to grasp or stow in a pocket!

  • Mini-Mag features a handy carrying strap for easy toting & the plastic lens is super safe, 1 ½” in diameter, and invites little learners to take a closer look at their caterpillars and butterflies! (color/style varies)

Caterpillar Details & More Information:

  • Your caterpillars arrive with all the nutritious food and moisture they need to grow into gorgeous Painted Lady Butterflies

  • Ensure that daytime temperatures will be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit upon release.

  • Watch them eat, spin silk, and grow to 10 times their original size!

  • When your caterpillars have finished growing and develop into chrysalides, move them to the airy butterfly habitat and watch for the magical moment of emergence

  • In seven to ten days they will complete the transformation to adult butterflies

  • The entire process from pupa (baby caterpillar) to butterfly takes about three weeks, depending on the temperature and humidity in your area

  • Observe and feed your butterflies until it is time to let them fly away!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Chili's Free Appetizer, Dessert or Kids Meal w/Entree

Last Day (3/2) to head in and get a FREE appetizer or FREE dessert, or a FREE kids meal when you purchase any adult entree!

Print your coupons HERE or pull up on your smartphone.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

LEGO Creator Blue Racer Set $3.99 (Retail $6.99)

Hurry over and snag this LEGO Creator Blue Racer Set for ONLY $3.99 (Retail $6.99).

-Features hinged rear spoiler panel, detailed engine, 4 orange traffic cones and alloy-look rims

-3-in-1 model: rebuilds into a smart snowplow or a cool buggy

-Blue Racer measures over 2" (7cm) long, 1" (3cm) wide and under 1" (2cm) high

-Snowplow measures over 1" (4cm) high, 2" (7cm) long and 1" (3cm) wide

-Buggy measures over 1" (3cm) high, 2" (6cm) long and 1" (3cm) wide

**If you are not an Amazon Prime member, you will need to purchase $49 worth of merchandise to receive free shipping. Amazon Prime members will continue to receive free 2-day shipping with no minimum purchase. If you're not a Prime member, now might be a good time to consider, keep in mind you can sign up for a free 30 trial to see if you like it!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Year Restaurant, Entertainment & Travel Deals

Leap Day, February 29th, arrives once every four years — and 2016 is one of them. The reason there are 366 days every four years instead of the standard 365 is to remain in sync with the true astronomical year. It actually takes the Earth approximately 365.24 days to orbit the Sun, so Leap Year allows it to play catch up.

In honor of Leap Year there will be some great offers. Some are for leaplings only (that's someone with a birthday on 2/29). Here is a list of Leap Year deals, discounts and free offers:

*It's a national list, so check with your nearest location for participation.

Leap Day Deals on Restaurants

Carraba’s– Use this printable coupon or online code: 20offcheck to get 20% off your check through March 6.

Chick-fil-A– Check with your local Chick-fil-A, but we’ve caught wind that some locations are offering free chicken sandwiches if you stop by 29 minutes past the hour all day on February 29. Others have a keep your Leap Day receipt. Eat at Chick-Fil-A on 2/29, hold onto your receipt and get the same order at a later date. Again, check your local stores!!!

Great American Cookies– People with a February 29 birthday (leaplings) can get one free Individually Yours Cookie Cake as part of the “A Sweet for Your Leap” promotion. You must show a valid ID to claim your treat.

Hard Rock Cafe– Diners with a leap day birthday can get one of six free entrées from the Leaplings Eat Free menu. To be eligible, customers must show a valid photo ID.

Houlihan’s:– Guests with a Feb. 29th birthday, who dine at any of Houlihan’s 72 locations across the nation on Monday, Feb. 29th, will receive a FREE entrée (with photo identification). They will also receive 28 additional FREE entrées to redeem on a return visit at any Houlihan’s in the next month.

Krispy Kreme– On 2/29 only, buy ANY 1 Dozen Doughnuts AND Get 1 Dozen Glazed Original Doughnuts for ONLY $2.29! Simply head over to the Krispy Kreme Facebook page, click on the “Get Offer” tab, and you will snag a coupon via email that you will either need to print or show on your phone.

McAlister’s Deli– On February 29, all leap year babies get a free freshly baked cookie. No purchase is necessary, but you must show an ID.

Olive Garden– Print out this coupon or show on your phone to get four free Dolcini desserts. This offer is valid February 29 through March 6.

Pizza Hut– Leap Day birthday peeps, you can score FREE Personal Pan Pizza from Pizza Hut this Monday! Simply bring in your government issued ID to a participating Pizza Hut location on Monday, 2/29, to snag your free pizza! Check out the Pizza Hut Facebook page for more information.

Sprinkles- Stop by any Sprinkles Bakery tomorrow with a valid photo ID showing your birthday is indeed on Leap Day and you’ll score 4 free cupcakes!

Tropical Smoothie– Club Tropical members can enjoy any 24-ounce Classic Smoothie for $2.29 (regularly $4 and up) on February 29.

Villa Italian Kitchen– Leaplings (2/29 birthday people) get a free slice of pizza at participating Villa Italian Kitchen locations on February 29.

Leap Day Sales on Entertainment

Six FlagsSpecial Leap Year Sale on 2016 Season Passes. Buy four or more Season Passes online before February 29 and not only will you save over 30%, but you’ll also get a Season Parking Pass for absolutely free. For just $3 more than a general admission ticket, you’ll enjoy unlimited visits all season, plus get access to fantastic savings discounts, free tickets for friends, and much more.

Dining Passes– Buy your Deluxe Dining Pass online by February 29 and you’ll automatically get a free upgrade to our prestigious new Gold level. With a Gold Dining Pass, enjoy lunch, dinner, and a snack every time at ALL other Six Flags theme parks this year. This special offer also includes a free Sports Bottle with unlimited soft drinks all season long. As a special bonus, you’ll get 20% off most merchandise throughout the park.

Leap Day Discounts on Travel

Jet Blue- You can save $150 on $2500 or more to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central or South America if you travel before April 30 using code: WINTER16.

Expedia- Save up to 29 percent off select hotels worldwide with reservations made on the Expedia mobile app on or before Feb. 29. Some restrictions apply.

CheapOAir- Use code: GETAWAYS30 to save up to $30 on Getaway Vacations through Feb. 29.

Marriott- Enjoy up to 20 percent in savings when you use code: ADP to book a room in advance through March 19.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Amazon: Baseball and Softball Sale Up to 50% Off Today (2/28)

Today on Amazon - Save Up To 50% Off Select Baseball and Softball Training Equipment.

We love the Champion Sports Multi-Sport Net Pitch Back Screen for $49.99 (Retail $99.99).

Unique training aid rotates to different angles for multi-sport use
Multi-sport athletes can use it all year long
The 1 1/4 inches powder coated steel frame features heavyweight nylon netting and a square target to help with aim and accuracy practice

Head over and browse around for your favorites.

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