SABAN’S POWER RANGERS Special Giveaway Opportunity!

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Are you ready for Lionsgate’s exciting new film, SABAN’S POWER RANGERS?

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

We have teamed up for a Giveaway!

One winner will win the following prize package: cinch bag, baseball shirt, hat, temporary tattoos, and movie passes to see the film.

To enter, leave a comment below telling us what super power you would like to have! Deadline to enter is March 24th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected by SoCal City Kids.

 

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. I will receive free movie tickets. SoCal City Kids will select the winner via Random.org.

Dance Under The Sea Stars At The Aquarium Of The Pacific Latin-Themed Night Giveaway Opportunity!

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                        Enjoy live Latin bands, DJs, underwater dive shows, a scavenger hunt with prizes,

                       Latin cuisine, and the ambiance of the Aquarium at night at a discounted price!

 

         Guests can party with the sea stars and learn about marine life and the environment at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Latin-themed Late Night on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The Aquarium will remain open past normal operating hours so guests can dance to the sounds of cumbia, rock en Español, salsa, and other Latin rhythms with the live bands and DJs. The Noche de Estrellas (Night of the Stars) event will feature Aztec dance, crafts, and bilingual educational programs, including an underwater SCUBA diving show, scavenger hunt with prizes, ocean-related activities, and environmental activities—all offered in both English and Spanish. The event will also feature special programming highlighting the world’s smallest and most critically endangered whale, the vaquita—only 30 remain. Mexican cuisine, beers, wine, cocktails, and refreshments will also be available for guests to purchase. In addition to being immersed in Latin culture, guests can journey through the Pacific Ocean to meet over 11,000 animals at the Aquarium, including animals they can touch, from sharks and rays to horseshoe crabs. Please note: The Lorikeet Forest aviary closes at 4:30 p.m. People can enjoy the ambiance of the Aquarium at night for the discounted price of $14.95 per person during this all-ages event.

 

WHEN:           Friday, March 24, 2017, 6:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

                        6:30 p.m. DJ Quinto Sol

6:45 p.m. Bilingual dive show

7:00 p.m. Danza Azteca Cultural Ketzaliztli (Aztec drumming and dance)

7:30 p.m. Vaquita short film

7:45 p.m. Sonsoles (band)

9:15 p.m. Mayaztek (band)

Booths: Los Angeles Zoo, Fish Contamination Education Collaborative, Friends of the Los Angeles River, radio stations, vaquita game and crafts, and more

 

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

 

COST:            $14.95 per person and free for Aquarium members and kids under age three. Includes event and Aquarium admission (food and drinks sold separately).

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AGES:            All ages (21+ with valid I.D. to purchase alcohol)

 

INFO:              562-590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/noche_de_estrellas/

 

We have teamed up with the Aquarium of the Pacific for a Ticket Giveaway: Family 4-pack valid March 24!

 To enter simply leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is March 21st, 2017 at noon PST! One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org. 

 

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AQUARIUM:        The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. Home to more than 11,000 animals, the Aquarium also offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium has won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. The Aquarium offers memberships with special benefits.

Photo: Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific.

THE SHACK Giveaway

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Based on the New York Times best-selling novel, The Shack takes us on a father’s transformative and spiritual journey that will show him the ultimate truth about love, loss, and forgiveness.

We have teamed up  to host a giveaway for Lionsgate’s uplifting new film, THE SHACK. One winner will win a Prize Package that will include the novel the film is based on, bookmark, movie soundtrack, and screening passes to see the film once it’s released in theaters.

To enter, leave a comment below with your thoughts about the Trailer above! Deadline to enter is March 5th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received although I will be receiving a prize package and one of our readers will also receive a prize package. 

NEWSIES Special Giveaway Opportunity!

Straight from the Broadway stage, Fathom Events and Disney Theatrical Productions are thrilled to bring the Tony Award®-winning musical NEWSIES to cinemas nationwide in an exclusive three-day event on February 16, 18 and 22.

 

Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars Original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as “Jack Kelly,” Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey” and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie”. They’re joined by North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” and Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les” along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before.

 

Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike and take a stand for what’s right.

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We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win a Family 4 Pack of tickets to a showing at the El Capitan Theatre! 

Here are the details!

El Capitan Theatre

Wednesday, February, 22 at 7:00pm

Prize: 1 Family 4 pack of tickets

To enter, leave a comment below! Deadline to enter is February 19th at noon PST.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received. Credit: Fathom Events and Disney Theatrical Productions.

Aquarium Festival Celebrates African and African-American Culture During National Black History Month FEBRUARY 25-26, 2017 Giveaway Opportunity!

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Celebrating the richness and diversity of African-American and African cultures, the Aquarium’s fifteenth annual African-American Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guests can experience the sights and sounds of performances by local African-American groups, including Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circle musicians, and West African dancers. The festival will also feature cultural displays, handmade craftwork, and storytellers. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the festival’s offerings and discover the wonders of the Pacific Ocean at the Aquarium.

 

WHEN:          Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:        Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

 

HONOREE: The Aquarium is presenting the Heritage Award to Eric Cyrs. For more than twenty-five years Cyrs has been actively engaged in Southern California as a community volunteer, organizer, activist, and artist. He has partnered with community organizations to promote the “Stop the Violence” campaign. He was integral in helping to create several afterschool programs in Compton and Long Beach. For more than ten years, Cyrs volunteered with the African Cultural Center of Long Beach, leading a Rites of Passage Program that provided cultural enrichment and educational resources for inner city youth. He also worked as a volunteer in the City of Pacoima, mentoring teen fathers and helping them to attain employment. Employing music and the art of storytelling as Baba the Storyteller, Cyrs works with children all over the world as a cultural ambassador, teaching and spreading the importance of cultural identity and self-awareness. His book, Road of Ash and Dust: Awakening of a Soul in Africa, chronicles the beginning of his transformation into an artist and cultural educator. He has been involved with the Aquarium’s African-American Festival since its inception, and through his firsthand experiences learning from teachers in Africa, he serves as a primary ambassador of cultural authenticity.

 

SCHEDULE: SATURDAY

10:00 a.m. African-American Dance — Fantasia

10:40 a.m. Storytelling in the West African Tradition — Baba the Storyteller

11:45 a.m. African-American Song and Dance – PISE (Positive Images of Self Expression)

12:20 p.m. West African Dance – Dembrebrah

12:30 p.m. DJ Seven Seize

12:55 p.m. The LA LA Mardi Gras Second Liners

1:40 p.m. Breakdancing and Popping — Homeland Crew

2:30 p.m. Interactive Drum Circle — Ambianz Muzic Experienz

3:15 p.m. Music Performance by Per Se

3:30 p.m. Children’s African Storytelling –David Lewis

4:00 p.m. Music Performance by Per Se

 

SUNDAY

10:00 a.m. Flute Performance – Abdul-Salaam Muhammad

10:30 a.m. Spoken Yoga – Deep Red

10:40 a.m. Storytelling in the West African Tradition – Baba the Storyteller

11:45 a.m. West African Dance – Dembrebrah

12:20 p.m. Heritage Award Ceremony honoring Eric Cyrs, also known as Baba the Storyteller

12:30 p.m. Children’s African Storytelling – David Lewis

12:55 p.m. The LA LA Mardi Gras Second Liners

1:40 p.m. Breakdancing and Popping – Homeland Crew

2:30 p.m. Interactive Drum Circle – Ambianz Muzic Experienz

3:10 p.m. Hip Hop Dance Performance – LQ’s

4:15 p.m. Jazz Music Ensemble – Music in the Moment

 

All programs subject to change and weather dependent.

 

COST:           Free to Aquarium members and included with general admission for the public

General admission: $29.95 adult (12+), $26.95 senior (62+), and $17.95 child (3-11)

Mobile-device and printable coupon is available at: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/fest7

And a link to the coupon is on the web page at

http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/african_american_festival/

With coupon adults receive $10 OFF admission on Feb 25 or 26. Regular $29.95, just $19.95 with coupon!

 

INFO:             (562) 590-3100 or http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/african_american_festival/

We have teamed up for a Special Giveaway Opportunity! One winner will win a Family 4 Pack of tickets to attend either Saturday or Sunday! Leave a comment below telling us which day you would love to go! Deadline to enter is February 22nd, 2017 at noon PST. 

 

AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse

cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the new Vanishing Animals and Horses and Dragons exhibitions. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits.

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific. Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific.

 

Dunkin’ Donuts’ Sweet Pairing for Valentine’s Day: Heart-Shaped Donuts and New Fudge Brownie & Vanilla Cupcake Flavored Coffees Fudge Croissant Donut returns for an additional donut delight! Special Valentine's Day Giveaway!

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With the season for sweethearts upon us, Dunkin’ Donuts is welcoming Valentine’s Day with a perfect pairing of sweet coffee flavors, along with the return of heart-shaped donuts, available in delicious new and returning varieties. For starters, Dunkin’ Donuts guests can enjoy the marriage of their favorite coffee with the flavors of fresh bakery treats, with new Fudge Brownie Swirl and Vanilla Cupcake Swirl flavored coffee. Both are available in Dunkin’ Donuts’ hot or iced coffees, lattes and macchiatos.

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Dunkin’ Donuts is showing a lot of heart for its donut fans this season as well, bringing back its beloved heart-shaped donuts in two new Valentine’s Day varieties. The new Chocolate-Covered Raspberry Heart Donut is a heart-shaped donut with raspberry filling, frosted with chocolate icing and drizzled with strawberry-flavored icing. The new Brownie Batter Crumble Heart Donut is a heart-shaped donut with brownie batter flavored buttercreme filling, frosted with chocolate icing and sprinkled with brownie crumble. Finally, Dunkin’ Donuts is also serving the classic Cupid’s Choice Donut in participating locations. This festive treat is a heart-shaped donut filled with Bavarian Crème, topped with strawberry flavored icing and a festive mix of pink, white and red heart-shaped sprinkles.

 

For an additional donut delight for that special someone, this season Dunkin’ Donuts is bringing back the Fudge Croissant Donut. A favorite for chocolate lovers, it combines the brand’s famous glazed croissant donut with decadent fudge filling, topped with chocolate and white icing drizzle. All of Dunkin’ Donuts’ coffee and donut menu items for Valentine’s Day season are available at participating locations from January 30 – February 14th at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

 

“Valentine’s Day is an important and popular holiday for our brand, as our guests look forward to the return of heart-shaped donuts paired with rich, indulgent beverages to celebrate this sweet season,” said Jeff Miller, Dunkin’ Brands’ Executive Chef and Vice President of Product Innovation. “This year we are excited to introduce a Valentine’s Day menu featuring several warm and comforting flavor choices. Our newest offerings will help keep guests energized with our coffee all throughout February, while enjoying donut treats that are perfect for sharing with loved ones.”

 

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com, or subscribe to the Dunkin’ Donuts blog to receive notifications at https://news.dunkindonuts.com/blog.

We have teamed up for a Special Valentine’s Day Giveaway with our friends at Dunkin’ Donuts! One winner will win a $20 Gift Card to use at Dunkin’ Donuts! Now, how cool is that?! To enter, leave a comment below telling us which donut you would be most excited about trying! Deadline to enter is February 9th, 2017 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via Random.org. U.S. Residents only.

 

Self Disclosure: I received a Gift card to facilitate this giveaway post. Info and Images were provided.

 

More About Dunkin’ Donuts:

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 11 years running. The company has more than 12,000 restaurants in 45 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

 

R.M. Palmer Valentine’s Day Giveaway! You don't want to miss this one!

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What is Valentine’s Day without Chocolate candy?

It wouldn’t be a very sweet one, I suppose! One of my favorites is the candy for R.M. Palmer!  They have such delicious candy like the ones you see pictured above!

We have teamed up for a Valentine’s Day Giveaway! One winner will win a surprise Valentine’s Day candy package! To enter, leave a comment below telling us what you will be doing on Valentine’s Day! You can also tell us what would be your favorite gift! Deadline to enter is February 13th and winner will be notified on Valentine’s Day! Now, how sweet is that?!

More info about the Valentine’s Day Candy!

R.M. Palmer Company Is Making Valentine’s Day Fun with New Confections!

 

Valentine’s 2017, Reading, PA – R.M. Palmer Company announces the launch of delicious new Valentine’s candy that will bring smiles and add fun to the holiday. A sampling of R.M. Palmer’s new Valentine’s Day treats includes:

 

“You’re Jawsome” Shark:  Enjoy a big shark bite with R.M. Palmer’s NEW 5 oz.”You’re Jawsome” Shark. Milk chocolate with Crisp Rice in the shape of an adorable, smiling shark, this tasty Valentine treat is the perfect way to tell that special someone “I’m hooked”. Its package looks like the shark is swimming with its chocolate fin protruding above. (SRP – $3.00)

 

Smoochies Cards:  Offering humorous animal images, each with delicious chocolate flavored lips in bright red foil, NEW 1 oz. Smoochies include a dog, frog or giraffe character, and funny Valentine’s Day sayings. (SRP – $1.00)

 

Snap & Share Heart: R.M. Palmer’s NEW 2.5 oz. Snap & Share Heart is a delicious Double Crisp® treat that breaks apart into great sharable pieces. (SRP – $1.00)

 

Love Xpressions: NEW Love Xpressions are milk chocolate flavored balls with smooth, creamy centers. They are wrapped in yellow foils, each with a fun emoticon face that lets consumers share how they feel without needing to text. They are available in a 3.3 oz. mesh bag (SRP $1.00) or 15 oz laydown bag (SRP $3.00).

 

Self Disclosure: No compensation or samples were received to post. SoCal City Kids will select the winner and R.M. Palmer will send out the prize package. Look for them on Facebook too! *U.S. Residents only please. Prize will be sent out after Valentine’s Day.

Children Friendly motorcycle racing video game Moto Racer 4 released to XBOX and PS4 today!

 

 

If there is one motorcycle racing video game that you might enjoy playing this year with your children as a parent, look no further, Moto Racer 4 has what it takes to give the entire family a fun casual arcady racing experience.

Far from the complex hour long in-depth racing simulation games, Moto Racer 4 is plug and play with simple controls and provides the thrills and excitement of motorcycle sport action from the comfort of your coach with no learning curve.

Parents can pick up a quick game in Split-screen multiplayer mode decide to organize a family championship or take a break and let their children sharpen their skills while progressing on their own through the career mode.

Moto Racer 4 will be available on XBox 1 and PS4  today  (January 24)for $39.99!

I checked this one out and was really impressed with the graphics! It’s a fun family friendly game and I highly recommend!

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win a free copy of the game (download code for either XBox 1 or PS4). To enter leave a comment below! Dealine to enter is January 27th, 2017 at noon. 

Self Disclosure: I received a free download code to check out the game. No other compensation was received. SoCal City KIds has teamed up with  publisher Microids, HomeRun PR to facilitate this post and giveaway.