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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Monster Jam Discount Code and Giveaway Winner!

Monster Jam Discount Code 
and Giveaway Winner!

I was given these tickets to pass on to one of you in exchange for posting about the Monster Jam event in Phoenix!

For the first time ever, Phoenix motor sports fans will get to experience another action-packed event as Monster Jam® returns to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ for the second time this year with a newly added Fall event featuring the ultimate collection of massive trucks battling it out on Saturday, October 8th. Win tickets below complete with pit passes!

Fans will witness an explosive event of demolition, speed, power and unbelievable stunts with the world’s best monster trucks and drivers whose skills provide an awesome spectacle of “rock-and-roar” that will bring fans to their feet cheering for more!  This event’s current truck lineup includes World Finals Champions Grave Digger®, Max-D® and Northern Nightmare® plus Son-uva Digger, Scooby-Doo™, Crusader and Soldier Fortune with more trucks to be announced soon!        
*truck line-up subject to change

In addition to the world-class racing and freestyle competition action, die-hard fans can come to the stadium early to enjoy the Party in the Pits pre-show experience – which gives fans unparalleled access to view their favorite trucks up-close, meet the star drivers for autographs and take photos! 

WHERE:         University of Phoenix Stadium – 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ  85305

WHEN:           Saturday, October 8, 2016
                        Party in the Pits from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM*
                        Event begins at 7:00 PM
*Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry; Pit Pass available to purchase for $10 each

TICKETS:      Tickets start at just $15 plus special Total Access Pass fan package for $135**
·         20% off with code BLOG
·         Discount varies by price level and performance. Not valid on premium seats
·         No double discounts. Restrictions and fees may apply

GIVEAWAY is closed and the winner is 


Enter to win four tickets with pit passes in the form below or through this GIVEAWAY link

Total Access Pass - Avoid the lines, skip the crowds and enjoy VIP access including private driver meet and greet with the Total Access Pass (limited quantities available).
All seats are reserved; Tickets & Pit Passes are available for purchase online at, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the University of Phoenix Box Office.

**Above ticket prices are advance purchase only; all ticket prices are $2 more when purchased day of the event; ticket prices subject to change – venue/ticketing fees may apply. 

Weekend Events in Tucson, AZ {October 1, 2016}

Weekend Events in Tucson, AZ
{October 1, 2016}

CLICK HERE for the Full Calendar 

1. Order your groceries from your phone or computer and pick them up without getting out of your car from 
WALMART grocery service <--------

2, Go see Queen of Katwe - a wonderful and uplifting film REVIEW <------

3. Last chances to see the fun date play You're Perfect, I Love You, Now Change Review <---

Arizona Grocery Price Match List {September 28 2016}

 Arizona Grocery Price Match List
 {September 28 2016}

This post may contain affiliate links and be sponsored.Please see my disclosure policy HERE  

Walmart also has this wonderful new grocery order and pick up service you can use and sit in your car while they load them! You cannot price match but you can use savings catcher and get $10 off your first order HERE.
and Target will price match the other local stores you may have in your area- my posts are from Tucson, AZ stores but you can go through the links for Phoenix or other areas. Prices may be slightly different.
Walmart's policy says you do not have to have the ad with you but I printed my list to help me! Policy HERE to print or show at the store if you have any problems.
Also, they will not price match items that are sold by the pound in their store but sold per item at another store and vice versa.

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Go to the on-line ad for Food City HERE 




Albertson's on-line ad here 


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Happy National Coffee Day 2016 {Free Coffee} #NationalCoffeeDay

Happy National Coffee Day 2016 
{Free Coffee} #NationalCoffeeDay

Where: Krispy Kreme

Offer: Any guest who visits a participating shop on National Coffee Day will receive a free small coffee and a free Original Glazed® doughnut. The offer will be valid at participating shops from the beginning of regular business hours until close of business on September 29 only. Krispy Kreme’s signature drip coffee is rich and robust, with a freshness guests can taste. The pairing of Krispy Kreme coffee with an Original Glazed doughnut will add the perfect perk to those celebrating National Coffee Day across the US/CAN.No purchase is necessary for guests to take part in National Coffee Day. Be sure to share your favorite National Coffee Day moments using #KrispyKreme.

Where: Dunkin' Donuts

Offer: On Thursday, September 29, guests can enjoy any Medium-sized cup of our signature Hot Coffee for the special price of 66 cents. Cheers to 66 years! At participating Dunkin' Donuts nationwide.

Where: Little Anthony's Diner

Offer: Get some sleep Tucson!! Tomorrow is FREE COFFEE DAY AT THE DINER!!

Where: Circle K Arizona

Offer: FREE Medium Coffee on their app under DEALS

Where: McDonalds

Offer: Check the app for a free small coffee

Where: Peet's Coffee

Offer:Countdown to #NationalCoffeeDay! Celebrate with Peet's and get a free medium cup of drip coffee with the purchase of a fresh food item on Thursday 9/29.

Where: Pilot Flying J

Offer: Stop and smell the coffee this Thursday, Sept. 29 with a cup on us! In celebration of National Coffee Day, we’re offering one free small cup of Pilot Coffee – or any small hot tea or cappuccino of your choice.

Where: Cartel Coffee Lab

Offer: Enjoy one free large cold brew or large hot drip coffee when you register your email address in-store at any Cartel location on National Coffee Day, Sept. 29.We’ll also be donating $3 from every purchase of “La Familia Gomez ” whole bean coffee directly to the Gomez family to help support their collection of small farms and age-old growing techniques, from Thursday, Sept. 29 - Thursday, Oct. 6.

Where: Aj's

Offer: 10% of 9oz or larger packaged coffee - today through 10/2/16

Next Week:

It’s the week you’ve “bean” waiting for! FREE COFFEE WEEK is October 3-9 at 7-Eleven. Get any size, any flavor coffee FREE when you scan your 7-Eleven app.
Limit one free coffee per member per day. At participating stores, while supplies last. Not valid on iced coffee. Plus tax where applicable.

The Queen of Katwe Reigns Something Fierce {A Review}

The Queen of Katwe Reigns Something Fierce
{A Review}
I was given the opportunity to screen this movie from Disney Studios but all the opinions are my very own.
This movie had me from the get-go. The cast, the sweeping view of Africa, and the remarkable real-life story centered around the fierce Phiona (perfectly portrayed by newcomer Madina Nalwanga). She becomes a skilled chess player and we see her growth, setbacks and accomplishments.
You will be swept away to the struggles of intense poverty that is reality for so many in Uganda and around the world. The messy and gritty division of society's rich and poor. You will also be taken aback with the universal themes of love, family and mentorship. The film picked me up, shook me and embraced me by the end. The emotions were real. I cheered, cried, laughed, gasped, and danced throughout the tale. The magic of Disney and superb characterization by Lupita N'yongo, David Oyelowo, and the entire cast brought the story to life. 
I am an ESL teacher and I work with students from East African countries, some that had even lived in Uganda as refugees. The fact that Queen of Katwe was filled with African actors brought my heart joy. I am beyond thrilled to see a movie that shows the power, determination, and pride that I see in so many of my students' eyes through those of Phiona's.
 It also brought up themes about belonging. The coach (David Oyelowo) and Phiona's mother (Lupita N'yongo) often help Phiona see that she belongs where she wants to belong.  I see confusion of identity a lot with my students. They sometimes struggle to feel they are part of their new communities but don't always feel comfortable in their traditional ones either. The main character's remarkable chess skills allowed her to experience life beyond her borders (real and imagined). This made her have some of those same feelings of doubt and fear of fitting in or truly belonging in one place or the other. In one final chess tournament scene Coach encourages Phiona by yelling "You belong here."
I cannot wait to show this film in my classes, to have students that relate to that theme and others. I hope it helps them to become inspired to carve out their own paths and identities here in their new lives. 

Do not sleep on this movie- it is worth it. It is a 2 hour saga that spans years of the protagonist's life and I was intrigued every second. Make sure to truly enjoy it to the end when we are given the chance to see the real life inspirations for the movie. 

I will be taking my family to see it and I will be ecstatic to re-live it again.  It was that good. No, it was that fierce.