WINNERS POSTED #Win Phineas & Ferb The Best Live Show Ever Tickets (2 4-packs Hartford CT)

Congratulations to Chris  and Lisa U!!  I will be in touch to get your mailing info!!  ENJOY THE SHOW!


Phineas & Ferb are putting on The Best Live Show Ever and TWO of my readers will win 4 packs of tickets to see this show at the XL Center in Hartford, CT.  If you know Phineas & Ferb you won’t want to miss out so check your calendar and if you are available at 1:00 or 4:00 PM on November 19, 2011 and can be at the XL Center in Hartford, ENTER TO WIN!! 

Entry is very, very simple.  Leave a comment with your name and tell me how far you live from the XL Center (I want to be sure people are reading that this is only for the Hartford, CT show).  That’s it.  Of course, I won’t be upset or sad if you decide to tell others about this giveaway, because it promises to be a really cool show!! 

Winners (remember, there are TWO winners!!) will be announced on November 13, 2011.  I have the vouchers HERE and I want to be sure the winners have their 4 pack of vouchers BEFORE the 19th to trade in for tickets.  GOOD LUCK!!   You can, of course, purchase tickets for either of the showings!

I received tickets to the performance in exchange for this post.  Opinions are my own.

Winnie the Pooh on BluRay-DVD 10/25 (Prize Pack Giveaway)

A day that I’ve waited months for, along with my children, is HERE.  Winnie the Pooh is coming on DVD (October 25) and its in our house!!   This is one of the films I got to see when I was in LA this summer, and fell in love.  When the movie came into theaters, I took the kids- including Baby B, and it was her very first movie theater experience.  She was smitten.  One of the best things about this movie is that it appeals to all ages.  There’s no language, there’s no violence, just silly fun, and we ALL loved it.  All around awesome, and you will most definitely want to have this movie in your collection!!  (Trust me- you’ll notice things the more times you view the film)

I think above all else the Sing Alongs are the coolest part of the extras for this film.  They are all great, of course, but we love to sing and dance in the Bargains family and it makes for a lot of fun- especially when we’ve just watched a movie and need to get our wiggles out!! [click to continue…]

Best Deals on Pirates of the Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger TidesI used to post these often, but stopped doing it for some reason. However, my family loves the Pirates of the Caribbean series, and since I was shopping around for the best deal, I figured I should share my findings with you!

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides releases on Tuesday, October 18th. So for all you Pirates fans, here are the best deals both in store and online. All of these deals include the $5 off printable coupon from Disney Movie Rewards. Login or signup for Disney Movie Rewards to print your $5 off coupon (you may print the coupons twice). The deals below are valid from 10/18 to 10/22.

Best Buy

Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (includes Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Standard DVD and Digital Copy)
$26.99 – $5.00 coupon = $21.99
BONUS: The Best Buy exclusive includes bonus Blu-ray disc with behind-the-scenes and more. [click to continue…]

Statler & Waldorf from THE MUPPETS (opening in theatres everywhere this Thanksgiving) wanted to share their guide to going to the movies!

Statler & Waldorf from THE MUPPETS (opening in theatres everywhere November 23rd) wanted to share their guide  to going to the movies!

Statler and Waldorf offer unsolicited advice and a whole lot of laughs about what to watch for at the theater.  (These guys are the ones both my husband and I remember most about The Muppets from our childhoods- they are so funny!!)

STATLER:    When going to see a movie starring the Muppets, always get a good seat…

WALDORF:   …one that doesn’t face the screen! [click to continue…]

Happy 85th Anniversary, Winnie the Pooh!! Available on Blu-ray & DVD 10/25!

Our copy of WINNIE THE POOH arrived yesterday and we will be enjoying family movie night tomorrow night watching it yet again- and I can’t wait!! Its such a wonderful film (and watch for a giveaway coming SOON, hint hint) that everyone can enjoy- my not-then 2 year old loved it and I know my dad will love it too. In celebration of the 85th anniversary and the upcoming release of the Blu-Ray & DVD, I thought I’d share some coloring pages, activities and games for you to enjoy!! [click to continue…]

THE LION KING: Diamond Edition (Giveaway)

When I first saw The Lion King, I was in college and fell in love instantly, as I do with most Disney movies.  There’s just so much to this film- the storylines, the characters, the amazing casting, the humor, the drama, the messages- its all there, and its in a really entertaining package.  I was so excited when I heard about the Diamond Edition of this film and so excited that we have it in our house.  Someday, we’ll even have a BluRay player and be able to enjoy ALL of the extra things that come with movies now…but I have to wait a bit longer. I’ve said many times that I love when Disney brings films back, always with something new to see and enjoy, although the outtakes of films and cut scenes are far and above my favorite parts.  [click to continue…]

Disney Read-Along Storybooks with CD’s for $2.80

The Disney Read-Along Storybooks w/CD are regularly priced $6.99. But right now there are a few titles that are only $2.80! Like The Princess and the Frog Read-Along Storybook and CD (Disney Princess)! At $2.80, it’s 60% off regular price!

The Toy Story 3 Read-Along Storybook and CD is also on sale for $2.80! These would make GREAT Christmas gifts!

Here are other titles you can get for $2.80:
Toy Story 2 Read-Along Storybook and CD
Mickey’s Spooky Night Read-Along Storybook and CD (Mickey Mouse Read-Along)
Winnie the Pooh: The Easter Egg Hunt Read-Along Storybook and CD (only $2.52! Buy it now and save it for Easter!)

All of these items are eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. Or receive free Amazon Prime 2-Day shipping through Amazon Mom or with a free trial of Amazon Prime.

Thanks Saving Toward A Better Life!

How to make Jake and the Neverland Pirates Costumes (on a budget!)

One of Disney’s costume designers Zachary Bilemdjian came up with quick, easy and affordable costumes you can make at home for Jake, Cubby and Izzy!!    If your little ones like (LOVE) Jake and the Neverland Pirates on Disney Junior, you are going to want to save these instructions!! They look like even *I* could handle them!!



Red fabric 17” square or bandana

Grey fabric (long enough to wrap around your child’s waist)

Black yarn or ribbon

Yellow duct tape

4 large buttons

White T-shirt

Dark blue vest or jacket

Blue jeans or pants

Brown boots

Brown cardboard 


1. Cut out collar ribbing on white T-shirt and remove

2. Make a V shaped cut in center front of the collar

3. Make a few V shaped cuts in the sleeve

4. Using a needle with a big eye, thread the black yarn or ribbon. Stitch an X center front V at collar

5. If using a dark blue jacket, cut out the sleeves to turn it into a vest

6. Use the yellow duct tape to cover the buttons and attach to vest

7. Tape the outline of the vest using the yellow duct tape. Don’t forget the lapel

8. Cut out a “J” from the yellow duct tape, and attach to the boots.

9. Add a yellow strap on the boots using the yellow duct tape

10: Draw a sword shape on the cardboard and cut out 

Putting it all together:

1. Wrap the red fabric or bandana around forehead leaving the tails long

2. Tuck T-shirt in the blue pants or jeans

3. Wrap the grey fabric at waist and tuck the tails in the back

4. Add the vest and boots

5: Grab your sword and Go! [click to continue…]

Disney Winter Coats $19 at Zulily

Zulily has a hot deal on Disney Winter Coats today. Choose from 14 different winter coats in toddler, girls’, and boys’ sizes for only $19 each. These coats are regularly priced at $44 apiece! They have a variety of designs to choose from, including Cars, Fairies, Princesses, and Captain America.

As an added bonus, you can use the coupon code GA4756 at checkout to receive $5 off any purchase of $50 or more. This is an inexpensive way to pick up a few coats for the upcoming winter season.

Thanks, Cincinnati Cents!