San Diego Museum Month

Macy's Museum Month

It’s already February can you believe it! It’s crazy how keeping extremely busy makes the time fly. With going to free events (like the ones posted on here ;) ) and play dates, story times and doing Girl Scout cookie sales I feel like there is hardly enough time in the day!

February is San Diego’s Museum Month! This is an wonderful opportunity to get the half off admission price to San Diego’s amazing museums. To receive the discounted admission is simple, just go to any San Diego Macy’s register and pick up your free Museum Month Pass. And the best part is even if you are not a San Diego resident you are still able to take advantage of the deal! The Macy’s in Temecula will also be carrying the Museum Pass. The pass lists all participating museums and their locations in San Diego county. You will receive half off one visit to each participating museum when you present your Museum Month Pass at the entrance/ticket windows. Museums are listed below along with links to their web pages so you can plan out your visit! Be sure to check out my posts of the museum’s that my family has visited, and you can also follow my Instagram and Twitter for live posts during my family’s trips.

Participating Museums

Have a great museum month!

Cruzin Mama

Kids Takeover Buena Park!

Image courtesy of visitbuenapark.com

Image courtesy of visitbuenapark.com

It’s a Kidvasion this January!

All January long take advantage of some amazing deals on entertainment, dinning and stays in Buena Park through Kids Takeover Buena Park. (This is similar to Kidvasion that happens in San Diego every October) Kids can go FREE to amazing places like Pirates Dinner Adventure or even the Aquarium of the Pacific! Check out the deals below.

Kids Take Over Deals

Entertainment

  • Pirate’s Dinner Adventure – FREE Kids Admission with the Purchase of an Adult Admission
  • South Coast Plaza – Complimentary Carousel Ride (Pick up Coupon at California Wecome Center)
  • Big Air Trampoline Park – One FREE Hour of JumpTime with Purchase

Theme Parks & Museums

  • Knott’s Berry Farm – $7 Off Kids Admission and $32 Off Adult Admission
  • Aquarium of the Pacific – FREE Kids Admission with Purchase of Adult Ticket
  • Discovery Cube – FREE Admission with Purchase of Adult Ticket
  • Pretend City Children’s Museum – Buy One Ticket Get One 50% Off
  • The Children’s Museum of La Habra – $1 Off Admission

Dinning

  • Fuddruckers – $0.99 Kid’s Meal with Purchase of Adult Meal

There are so many great deals to take advantage of but hurry they will only be available in January.

Cruzin Mama

Birthday Freebies!

Birthday Freebies

Since it was just a birthday day in my household recently, ok it was mine, why not share about great Birthday Freebies! So many places offer Birthday deals and freebies from Starbucks to Sephora and from fast food to dinner shows. These are great ways to celebrate with out breaking the bank.

Restaurants

  • Starbucks – A free drink (any size) or pastry, no purchase necessary, must be a rewards card member.
  • Rubio’s – Free entrée, no other purchase necessary, must be subscribed to Beach Club emails.
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes – Free cupcake every year on your birthday by signing up with the Sprinkles birthday club.
  • Panera Bread – Free birthday pastry, sign up online for emails and register your MyPanera card.
  • Veggie Grill – Free entrée with the purchase of an entrée, sign up for emails to receive offers and deals, also scan in your receipts through the Veggie Grill app and collect points for other freebies
  • Baskin Robbins – Free cone as a part of the Birthday Club
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Free snack size wings (boneless or traditional), sign up for email promotions to receive this and other wing deals.
  • Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and free small coffee or fountain drink, sign up for email promotions.
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs – Free regular size sub and 22oz drink, sign up with the Email Club to receive this and other deals.
  • Rita’s Italian Ice – Free regular Italian Ice as apart of the Rita’s Birthday Club.

Shopping

  • Kohl’s – $5 Kohl’s cash to spend in store as a part of Yes2You Rewards.
  • Sephora – Free Birthday Gift as a part of Beauty Insider rewards.
  • The Mall – My local mall gives you a free $10 giftcard to use any where in the mall when you sign up for email promotions.

Entertainment

  • Medieval Times – As a member of the King’s Birthday Fellowship recieve one free admission on the week of your birthday with the purchase of a full price adult admission.
  • Pirate’s Dinner Adventure – Just like Medieval Times, recieve an email code on your birthday for one free admission that is good for up to one month.

Enjoy your day and all the freebies!

Cruzin Mama

Absolutely loved my freebies!

Absolutely loved my freebies!

Target Easter Sale!

Target Easter Sale

Target is having a great sale right now on almost the whole toy department. Mix and match BOGO 50% off for many name brand toys such as Hot Wheels, Minecraft, Barbie, many Disney character brands like: Cars, Planes, Sofia the First and even Frozen, plus many other brands! On top of this deal I found that at my local Target many items were also at a discount, so the BOGO created an even greater savings. This sale is perfect with Easter coming this weekend to get some items for Easter baskets. Click here to see all the items eligible for the Mix & Match BOGO. The BOGO sale is also going on with Video games and on Carters Just One You.

Happy Shopping!

Cruzin Mama

Museum Month San Diego

Macy's Museum Month

It’s almost February can you believe it! It’s crazy how keeping extremely busy makes the time fly. With going to free events (like the ones posted on here ;) ) and play dates, story times and doing Girl Scout cookie sales I feel like there is hardly enough time in the day!

So here’s another favorites event time to add to my ever growing social schedule. February is San Diego’s Museum Month! This is an wonderful opportunity to get the half off admission price to San Diego’s Mazing museums. To receive the discounted admission is simple, just go to any San Diego Macy’s register and pick up your free Museum Month Pass. And the best part is even if you are not a local you can still take advantage of the deal! The Temecula Macy’s will also be carrying the Museum Pass. The pass lists all participating museums and their locations in San Diego county. You will receive half off one visit to each participating museum when you present your Museum Month Pass at the entrance/ticket windows. Museums are listed below along with links to their web pages so you can plan out your visit!

Participating Museums

Have a great museum month!

Cruzin Mama

Eat your veggies and enjoy them at the Veggie Grill (plus how to enjoy their savings deals!)

The Veggie Grill | Cruzin Mama

My family doesn’t eat out very often and when we want to it is such a challenge due to dietary restrictions and allergies. I had to researched fast food and well nothing was really safe or very healthy anyways. So we basically don’t eat fast food, but there are times where it’s nice to grab a quick bite to eat. My fiancé was trying to find us a place to try that would work for us and he found The Veggie Grill. We decided to give it a try and have been loyal Veggie Grillers ever since! Veggie Grill is a plant based eatery so their products are all Dairy-Free (yay!) and items can be made Gluten and Soy-Free. All the “meat” options aren’t actually meat, crazy huh but they are made from plant based items and are very delicious. One of my menu favorites is the VG-Cheeseburger (pictured at the top of this post).

My family can't get enough of the nachos here.

My family can’t get enough of the nachos here.

The Chargrilled Veggies and Penne pasta salad

The Chargrilled Veggies and Penne pasta salad

The great thing about VG is the menu changes with the seasons. So the menu can vary between visits but it’s fun to have new options to try. One item that has stayed pretty consistent is their Carrot Cake which is absolutely delicious!

It's hard to get a picture of our favorite dessert since everyone is ready to take a bite out of it right away!

It’s hard to get a picture of our favorite dessert since everyone is ready to take a bite out of it right away!

Veggie Grill Deals

The best part if VG is the fact that they do deals! Sign up for Veggie Grills emails by joining the GrillClub and be in the know of rainy day specials and meal for two deals. And watch out for an email around your birthday for a birthday FREEBIE! Click here to sign up as a GrillClub member to receive theses offers. Also be sure to download the VG app. The VG app allows you to earn rewards points which can be used towards FREE menu items! It’s simple to use and easy to earn points, all you have to do is scan in your receipt and your points are added in very quickly after.
*Quick tip – rewards can only be redeemed in a store and when you select a reward to use be sure to only select it at check out. When you click to redeem a reward a code is given that is only valid for a few minutes for the cashier to use for your discount.*
Download the app now by click on your devices link.

The Veggie Grill App

Veggie Grill for iPhone
Veggie Grill for Android

Go and enjoy some yummy veggies at the Veggie Grill! Click here to find a location nearest you.

Cruzin Mama

101 FREE Shutterfly Photo Prints

101 FREE Prints from Shutterfly

With the fun of the holidays coming to an end what better way to look back on them by having your photos printed out. And with Shutterfly you can do that for FREE! Shutterfly is offering for a very limited time 101 FREE 4×6 photo prints. Use the code: FREE101 by January 5th to obtain your free prints. (Offer expires 01/05/2015 at 11:59pm PT)

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Shutterfly has some other great New Year deals going on until January 6th as well. Use the code: PARTYON on you order to receive the appropriate discount savings. Also get saving on shipping by using the code: SHIP39 on orders that are $39 or more. You can upgrade to expedite shipping by putting the code: UPGRADE at checkout. Both shipping codes are valid until January 27th.

Hurry now these deals won’t be up much longer!

Cruzin Mama

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Black Friday Deals!

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Even though they have already been all over the internet I thought that I should share this site that I use to look through all Black Friday ads. It makes it so easy to see everything in one place and to be able to compare ads. Many stores open tonight at 6pm (some even earlier) and many of the deals are during select time slots. So check out all the deals in one place at BlackFriday.com

To see a few store ads directly I have provided their links below.

Kohl’s Shopping

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I am not much of a couponer even though I really should be with my tight budget, any additional savings would help my family greatly. But I am a smart shopper. I will always look out for sales and know my pricing fairly well especially when it comes to shopping for groceries. One of my greatest shopping finds has been the Kohl’s promotional $10 card that come in the mail. It is $10 free dollars to spend at Kohl’s with no minimum purchase and does not exclude any items. Also Kohl’s lets you stack these cards with any coupons for a percentage off and they can also be used with Kohl’s cash! I can’t even count how many times I have gotten items at a very low cost or even free. They come randomly in the mail but I have been very lucky and seem to have received them fairly regularly. I have gone in on numerous occasions and gotten myself a new plain t-shirt or cami with my free $10. Lately I have been using them for my kids, with how much kids are always growing or wearing out clothes it’s great to get items at such a discount. Here are some deals that I have personally scored recently at Kohl’s using my $10

Size 4t outfit set purchased for under $5

Size 4t outfit set purchased for under $5

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Playskool Spider-Man and Stunt Buggy purchased for under $3

Playskool Spider-Man and Stunt Buggy purchased for under $3

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Happy Shopping Everyone!

Cruzin Mama

*This post was in no way sponsored or endorsed by Kohl’s everything stated is that of my own opinion. All photos were taken by myself and are under Cruzin Mama’s copyright.*

Hi Everybody!

This is us (will upload a more recent pic soon)

This is us (will upload a more recent pic soon)

Well I’ve finally done it, I’ve been talking about creating a blog for months and now I finally took the leap! So I’m still working out all the kinks on this so please bare with me. I plan to have it mWell I’ve finally done it, I’ve been talking about creating a blog for months and now I finally took the leap! So I’m still working out all the kinks on this so please bare with me. I plan to have it more organized and set up soon. Until then here is a quick little insight into me and what my blog is all about. I am a younger mom of two awesome littles my first is Tigi and she is currently 7 years old and almost done with the first grade and my second is Little Man and he is 2 1/2 and still in the crazy toddler stage (I prefer to use their nicknames on public forums). I am currently engaged to their wonderful father and am in the midst of planning our wedding on a really tight budget, so I will blog all my tips and tricks. We are a family on a tight budget so I am always finding events and activities for my kids that are either inexpensive or free so I decided I need to share this with other mamas and this was why this blog was created. Another thing about my family is we as well as many others out there are striving to live a healthy active lifestyle, my Little Man was our biggest inspiration for this. See Little Man has FPIES- Food Protien Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome, it is a very rare food allergy condition only affecting 1 out of 100,000 children. Because of his condition and his allergies it made us as a family completely rethink what we are eating. I will share some of my family’s tips on this as well. Lastly a little disclaimer we are a very geeky bunch so there will be Star Wars, Harry Potter and Disney posts

Thank you for checking what I am about and can’t wait to get to more blogging!

Cruzin Mama