LEGO® KidsFest is returning to Houston October 21-23!


I am very excited to announce that LEGO® KidsFest is returning to Houston!  My kids and I had the opportunity to go three years ago and we had an AMAZING time!  There were truly activities for our entire family to enjoy!

What is LEGO KidsFest?


If you haven’t been before, the LEGO® KidsFest is a traveling LEGO® extravaganza featuring millions of LEGO® bricks and dozens of hands-on, educational, and fun building activities for all ages. It features dozens of life-sized LEGO® models and displays, LEGO® building areas, the Big Brick Pile, race ramps and more, all covering more than three acres of space.   The brick pile and displays were favorites for my family when we went three years ago.  My kids have grown a lot since then, so I can’t wait to see what their favorites are now!

When is LEGO® KidsFest?


The award-winning LEGO® KidsFest Texas returns to Houston’s NRG Center from Oct. 21 – 23, 2016.  Once again, show-goers can enjoy the LEGO® Model Museum, Race Ramps, Creation Nation, Construction Zone, LEGO® DUPLO, LEGO® Retail store and LEGO® KidsFest Marketplace, the Big BrickPile, LEGO® Ninjago and more.  Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome. LEGO® KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on the three-acre show floor. New activities for this year’s visit include LEGO® Mindstorms, LEGO® Movie, LEGO® Disney Princess, the Mixels, a LEGO® Superheroes area and more.

Five identical sessions are available. Tickets are $19 for the Friday and Sunday afternoon sessions, and $22 for both sessions on Saturday and the Sunday morning session. Get more information or purchase your tickets here–> LEGO KidsFest Houston tickets

NOTE:  This event WILL sell out!!!  I remember last time, I had friends who waited to purchase tickets and they missed out!

Win LEGO® KidsFest Houston tickets


The good news is that I have an opportunity for you to win LEGO® KidsFest Houston tickets for your family!  

Enter to win here–> Win LEGO® KidsFest tickets

One of MY followers will win 2 tickets to for the opening night session on Friday, Oct 21 2016 (4-8:30pm). I encourage you to LIKE and Follow LEGOKidsFest on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for all the latest ticketing updates as this event has been selling out in prior cities. Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry per day allowed, random drawing by USFG!

Winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on and announced on my Blog and notified via email,

Here are a few fun facts for you:

  • More than 400 billion LEGO bricks have been produced since 1949.
  • The LEGO minifigure represents the world’s largest population of people! More than four billion minifigures have been produced in the last 30 years. This is almost 12 times the population of the United States!
  • LEGO minifigures are out of this world, literally. The two Mars Rovers have an image of the LEGO minifigure etched into their front grill.
  • Approximately seven LEGO sets are sold each second.
  • There are about 62 LEGO bricks for every one of the world’s six billion inhabitants.
  • Laid end to end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in a year would reach more than five times around the world.
  • There are 915 million ways to combine six eight-stud LEGO bricks.
  • Children around the world spend five billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.
  • With a production of about 306 million tires produced a year, the LEGO group is the largest producer of tires in the world.
  • LEGO is the contraction of two Danish words, “leg godt” which means “play well”.
  • More than 19 billion LEGO elements are produced every year. More than 2.16 million LEGO elements are molded every hour, or 36,000 per minute.
  • It took 50 hours and 68,000 LEGO bricks to make the storybook in the LEGO Disney Princess at the shows.
  • The largest LEGO Model ever built is the life sized X-Wing fighter. It took more than 17000 hours to build over 5m bricks and 46000 pounds.
  • By 2020, LEGO’s aim is to make sure that 100% of its energy will be balanced by renewable energy sources.

I hope to see you and your families at LEGO KidsFest Houston! We can’t wait!

Swagbucks Midway Team Challenge Starts Today!

What’s your favorite part about county fairs? Is it the rides, the food, the games? I love it all!
Starting Monday, September 12th, Swagbucks invites you to participate in their Midway Team Challenge. Earn points for your team by doing the things you do every day anyway:  watching videos, completing surveys, shopping online! These activities and more will help your team get ahead. If you’ve never used Swagbucks before, it’s a site where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online. I’ve been using it to help pay for Christmas gifts for several years now.  If you haven’t signed up yet, now is a great time to join, especially if you participate in the Team Challenge because it’s an opportunity to win an extra bonus for trying out the site. 
All members who participate and contribute at least 400 SB to their team’s total will receive an SB bonus in the form of a rebate on their next gift card! Members of the 1st place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 25 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 3rd place team will win a 15 SB Swag Up Rebate, and members of the 4th place team will receive a 10 SB Swag Up Rebate.   I can’t wait to help my team come in 1st place for that 50 SB rebate. 
The challenge lasts until September 16th so log on or make a free account!  Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, September 16th and will expire on Friday, September 30th at 11:59pm PDT.

Gymboree Labor Day Sale: 20% coupon off plus free shipping!

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Don’t miss out on the Gymboree Labor Day sale!  You can save an additional 80% on EVERYTHING!

Here are some of the deals you’ll find:

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  • Clearance deals starting at $3.99
  • Tees starting at $8
  • Leggings starting at $8
  • Dresses starting at $12
  • Pants starting at $12

PLUS my readers can save even MORE!  Get an additional 20% off your total purchase price when you enter the code MB20 at check-out!  You’ll get FREE SHIPPING (no minimum purchase requirements), too AND you can earn a $25 Gymbuck for every $50 you spend!  Gymbucks redemption starts on September 20th!

Find out how to get the most out of your Gymbucks here–> How to use Gymboree Gymbucks

Are you a Gymboree Rewards member?  Gymboree Rewards is FREE and you can earn FREE GIFT CARDS with your purchases!  Plus, you’ll get access to exclusive sales and coupons!  Sign up here–> Gymboree Rewards registration

FREE $10 Target gift card with $50 grocery purchase!

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Here’s a GREAT reason to shop at Target today!  You can get a FREE $10 Target gift card with a $50 grocery purchase!  Text GROCERY to 827438 to get your coupon for this offer! I saved $85 doing these deals and got a $10 gift card to spend on my next trip!

Here are some ways to make the most of this offer:


Buy 2 select Tyson, State Fair, or Ball Park Frozen items, get a FREE $5 Target gift card!

Buy 2 State Fair corn dogs (6 ct) – $2.99
Spend $5.98 out of pocket, get a $5 Target gift card!
It’s like you’re paying $.49 per box of corn dogs!

Buy 2 Tyson chicken nuggets – $4.99
Use 2 $1 off Tyson chicken nuggets coupons
Spend $7.98 out of pocket, get a $5 Target gift card!
It’s like you’re paying $1.49 per bag of chicken nuggets!

There is also a coupon for $.75 off Tyson grilled products that will work with this deal!

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All 12 pack, 12 ounce soda is 3/$10.  Download the 25% off Cartwheel coupon and they’re just $2.50 each!

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It’s hard to find coupons for produce! This Cartwheel coupon is good for all fresh fruits and vegetables – up to 50 items!!

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Get Ritz crackers for just $1.50 per box with the 40% off Cartwheel coupon!

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Get Nathan’s Famous hot dogs for just $3.19 with the Cartwheel coupon!

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Eggo products are on just $1.80 each with Cartwheel!

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Tostito’s chips are just $1.87 each with the 25% off Cartwheel!

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General Mills cereals are just $2.37 per box with Cartwheel coupons!

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Market Pantry shredded cheese is $1.90 per bag with Cartwheel coupons.

Make sure you check your meat section for markdowns.  Combine those discounts with the 5% off Market Pantry pork chops, 5% off Sutton & Dodge Choice Angus Beef, 5% off Market Pantry ground beef, 5% off Market Pantry chicken and more for even GREATER savings!

What other deals did you find?

A few notes on this deal:

  • Scan your free $10 gift card promotional coupon FIRST before any other coupons!
  • You can “roll” the Tyson/BallPark/State Fair gift card into additional deals!
  • If you have more than one text coupon for the $10 gift card promotion, you need to use it in a separate transaction.

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Save an additional 5% on all of your Target purchases with the Target Red Card!  You can choose a debit card option (which is linked to your checking account) or a credit card option.  Apply here–> Target Red Card

Here are 3 things I love about my Target Red Card:

  • Free shipping
  • 5% off your online and in store purchases
  • 30 extra days for returns

See more Target deals here–> Target deals

Find out more ways to save at Target here–> Five More Ways to Save Money at Target


Save even MORE at Target and get free Target gift cards when you get the Shopkick app for your Smartphone!  Earn “kicks” for walking into the store and scanning items in the store!  They add up quickly and you’ll get 50 kicks just for signing up here–> Shopkick Registration

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Get cash back on Labor Day shopping from Swagbucks!

Happy Labor Day! This weekend, skip the crowds and shop the Labor Day sales at home in your PJs!  Swagbucks, an online rewards program that gives you cash back for completing online activities such a shopping online, is running a great Labor Day Sale on their site. You work hard all year, its time to treat yourself and put some cash back in your wallet while you’re at it. 

Earn Double Cash Back or more when you shop this Labor Day Weekend at your favorite stores including: 

  • Walmart
  • eBay
  • Target
  • Old Navy
  • Macy’s
  • Gap
  • JCPenney
  • The Home Depot
  • Lowe’s
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Groupon
  • Living Social

There are many others participating, too, so make sure you check for cash back offers before you shop!